Aw, man, now we’re left with the ominous team updates of “Giancarlo Stanton is not in lineup, no other news available.”  I think I need to have a talk with him.  Maybe I’ll hide in the trunk of his car and get out when he parks in his four-car garage, then go in through the kitchen that’s got the espresso machine on the left; not the kitchen with the soft-serve machine.  What?  I memorized his Cribs episode, I never snuck in his house.  So, times are rough for Giancarlo.  The Marlins score 13 runs and he’s not even playing.  Holy sit!  Giancarlo has the lowest batting average for a qualified hitter.  Things are so bad, the other day he hit the hardest recorded ball in StatCast history, 123.9 MPH, and it was a double play.  Digging through his numbers is a little bit encouraging.  His BABIP is way below his career mark; he’s hitting .192, but could hit .250 the rest of the way.  You don’t get him for average; it’s homers you desire like I desire him.  His ground balls are through the roof.  Not literally, unless we’re talking about roofs of ant farms.  All he’s hitting is fly balls and ground balls.  His line drive rate is poor.  He usually kills fastballs.  So far, he’s a negative on them.  That was his bread and butter, and right now he’s toast.  He’s 26 years old; this should be the prime of his beef.  Instead, he’s been getting a steady diet of sliders.  That’s not real beef!  What I think is going on, he’s dealing with some health issues after his collision with OZUNA, he’s not spitting on sliders and waiting for fastballs.  Then when he gets a fastball, he hits it hard, but gets unlucky.  Can all of this be changed with me appearing mysteriously in his Snuggie?  I’m not sure.  The health is an unknown question mark.  Eventually, he should get luckier and do damage on some fastballs, assuming he’s healthy.  I wouldn’t count him out, but health has been an issue for him in the past.  If I were able to get a tasty offer for someone buying him, I could see letting him be someone else’s problem.  For now, I will wait in his bathroom wearing a shirt that matches his wallpaper, and try to ‘talk’ some encouragement into him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Martin Prado – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, but left the game early because the devil said explicitly, “I’ll let you have a four-hit game, but then I will take your soul.”

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  That’s a Hechavarria good game!

Ichiro Suzuki – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .350.  He’s cruising towards 3,000 hits, and, when he gets there, Jeffrey Loria will ask the city of Miami to buy him a plaque.

Wil Myers – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  JB and I talk about Myers on the podcast that’s coming later today, and how Myers is nearly the number one 1st baseman on the Player Rater.  Yes, above Goldschmidt.  Yes, above Rizzo.

Adam Rosales – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  I predict Rosales’s home run on today’s podcast.  If you count, “Watch Rosales hit a home run to spite me,” a prediction.

Gerrit Cole – May only miss one turn in the rotation.  Buh-buh-buh, what about Taillon?!  Oh, wait, three-quarters of the Pirates’ staff is worse than Taillon.  Ray Searage needs to stop with the parlor tricks and they need to bring up Taillon!

Juan Nicasio – Will not make his scheduled start today.  Do I hear the non-Italian Taillon?!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  When Scherzer first was called up to the majors, I called him Jobacum, because he looked as nasty as Joba Chamberlain and Tim Lincecum.  No nickname has dated as poorly since the 1950’s teenager who was good with the ladies that got nicknamed, Liberace.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .333.  Someone, next year, will draft Ramos in the top 120 overall, and say something like, “Well, got my catcher position taken care of.”  That poor, misguided soul.  And even with ten months lead time, we can’t stop them.  Michael Biehn couldn’t stop them.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 3rd and 4th steal, hitting .212.  Hitting over-.400 in the last week, and finally seems to be less Denard Span’s identical twin who can’t hit and more Denard Span’s identical twin who remembered how to hit.

Jonathan Papelbon – Was unavailable yetserday due to some non-arm-related soreness, according to Dusty.  For Papelbon, that could mean an array of things.  Anything from his panties were too much in a bunch or he injured his oblique while dancing the jig.  Shawn Kelley recorded the save, but Felipe Rivero was warming up the entire inning, in case Kelley got in any trouble and a lefty was up.  So, I’d guess Kelley and Rivero would be the committee, with Kelley on the strong side, if Papelbon has more than bunched-up panties.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  The wind cries nary good.

Addison Russell – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Addison must be Moonlighting as a power hitter because he hit that ball so hard he looked Maddie!

James Shields – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Got crushed early, but gutted out a few more innings.  Speaking of gutted, how are those April playoff hopes, White Sox fans?

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .264.  I’m the supreme reverse jinxer.  Who do you need to turn it around?  Keuchel?  Giancarlo?  A Reds closer?  Sell, sell and Cingrani!

Dioner Navarro – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call.  And that’s the only time someone named Dioner will be considered anything that even remotely sounds like booty call.

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs, hitting .242.  I don’t even know how to reverse jinx this guy.  Do you say he’s been good, bad, terrible, mediocre?  I’ve done all of that already.

Adam Eaton – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th steal, hitting .270.  Pfft, Villar steals six bases in a game.  Nah’mean?!  I said, nah’mean!

Victor Martinez – MRI showed no major issues with his knee.  The MRI added, “I mean, his knee is old AF though.”

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Listen for the sigh, it should be really loud:  Kinsler has more homers than Bryce Harper.  Did you hear it?  How about now:  And more RBIs.  Sixty more points in average.  Anything?  Hmm.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th steal, hitting .372.  Without looking, I’m gonna guess his BABIP is .434.  Okay, looking… .425.  Close, but over, so TPIR rules.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs, hitting .279.  He has 12 homers and a respectable average, but it feels like he hasn’t even gotten crazy hot yet, and it will come.  Could be a solid buy low right now.

Francisco Rodriguez – 1 IP, 2 ER with his first blown save since Opening Day.  When he falls asleep, someone needs to write K-Rod on his forehead so he can read it when he looks in the mirror.

Troy Tulowitzki – Will resume activities on Wednesday.  That’s good news unless those activities involve his hamstring, thigh, oblique or torso.   Or tore-sore, as he calls it.

Maikel Franco – Didn’t start yesterday due to a knee sprain.  Here’s hoping he’s fine because I own him and this is all about me.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Tommy Joseph (0-for-4) also played since it was in an AL park, and I believe To-Jo was responsible for Ry-Ho’s ho ru.  Not sure how, but he was.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .316.  I’m hesitant to say ODB — Shame on a Herrera, who tried to run game on a Herrera! — has cooled off a lot recently, because he’s still batting around .275 for the month, and after yesterday’s game could be getting hot again.

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks in Toronto.  You have bowling balls in your gotchies if you started him yesterday.  The Stream-o-Nator does like his next start, and could see giving it a whirl.

Cody Asche – 0-for-2, 2 runs and his 3rd steal.  Smokey mentioned Asche yesterday in his SAGNOF post, because Asche was close to the leader for the week in steals.  Asche doesn’t have blazing speed, or much of any, but what could be happening is, Phils’ manager, Pete Macktheknife said to him something like, “You better manufacture some offense or we’re DFA’ing you.  And don’t say it’s more economical to outsource the offense to Odubel.”

Yu Darvish – Hit the DL.  The good news is the MRI showed nothing significant with his shoulder.  The bad news is he’s on the freakin’ DL with shoulder tightness!

Adrian Beltre – Will be rested until Thursday due to his hamstring.  Beltre said, “On a scale of not touching my head to touching my head, this is definitely on the not touching my head side of things.”

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer as he was activated from the DL and hit leadoff.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Gesundheit!  Wait, did you say Shin-Soo Choo or sneeze?”

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 3rd homer in three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ryan Rua – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, two homers in four games but barely batting .200 in the last week.  Fun fact!  His dad sits him down once a year and tells him, “U R A Rua.”  Fun anagrammatic pep talk.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .244.  Seriously, look at his numbers and then think about how you keep asking to drop him.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .242.  Oh, and as for Semien, that’s five steals to go with his 12 homers.  He’s on pace for 27/13 and you want to drop him.  This could go for the whole A’s team.  Danny Valencia (2-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .338) and you can’t wait until he’s off your team.  What’s going on with you people and the A’s?  Yes, you people.

Sean Manaea – Left the game with a forearm strain.  It’s being called a pronator strain, but I’ve always seen it spelled pro-Nader.

Denard Span – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd homer.  Whoa, huge day for Benard Respan.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .300.  You know who Belt’s kinda been like this year?  Posey (2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI).  I think I mean that as a compliment.

Matt Duffy – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal.  Duffy was confusing last year when he hit for power.  This year, he’s confusing for whole new reasons.  Duffy, “I keep fantasy baseballers on their toes.”  Fantasy baseballers, “We prefer to be on our asses.”

Matt Cain – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Way to pick up where you left off!

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  So, what you’re saying is I should’ve drafted Duvall in the 1st round instead of Stanton.  Got it.  Loud and clear.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Now has 21 RBIs.  Scrolling to the fifth page of the RBI leaderboard, scanning page for the 153rd best RBI guy, Freeman.  Tied with Cervelli, Didi Gregorius, Yasmany Tomas, Aaron Hill and Ryan Howard.  Adam Duvall has more than twice as many RBIs as Freeman.

Mallex Smith – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th and 11th steals, hitting .250.  Honestly, seriously, awkward sentence intro-ly, Mallex looks like a .180 hitter, i.e., Malsux.

Juan Uribe – Didn’t play yesterday after taking a ball off his family jewels.  He’ll treat his jockular sphincteritis with a feather ring pillow under his berries and a plaster of paris cast around his twig, which no one wants to sign.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks, EAR at 3.40.  Tellin’ ya, he’s gonna go on a 2.50 ERA run for a month-plus and you’re gonna wish you had him.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer.  Look what the cat dragged in!  Literally, Kipnis sounds like something a cat would drag in.  Also, this was his first homer since May 29th.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .330 and leadoff.  To whit, Whit’s not this good.  To whit, it doesn’t matter.  He’s a hot schmotato, grab him!

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  Edinson made short work of the Indians, just as Edison made the world’s first electric tomahawk.  Little known inventions!

Alex Gordon – Began hitting off a tee.  It was an herbal mint.

Tim Lincecum – Will join the Angels’ rotation this weekend against the A’s.  In related news, stream A’s hitters this weekend.

Andrelton Simmons – Will be activated from the DL this week.  His thumb healed remarkably fast for a human.  For a specimen being researched by SETI, it was merely average.

Johnny Giavotella – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  He was all the offense the Angels needed (if they wanted to lose; if they wanted to win, then they screwed up).

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 5th homer.  Even if I said hot schmotato, would anyone pick him up?

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Wouldn’t say he’s lighting the world on fire, but I’ve had him since he returned from the minors, and he’s hitting .255 with two steals and one homer.  Jesus, now that I look at it, I might switch him out.

J.J. Hardy – Will begin a rehab stint on Tuesday in Double-A Bowie.  RIP.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Is it me or does Lamb homer every game Goldy does?  Guess if you’re gonna bite someone’s style, he’s not a bad person to do it to.  Yeah, I used the verb bite as in to copy.  Eighties baby!

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Seager or Correa?  This year?  Next year assuming Trump doesn’t win the presidency?

Carl CrawfordDodgers released him.  If you see an aging outfielder wandering the streets of LA in a Dodgers uniform, do not try to approach him.  Call the authorities.  He likely isn’t dangerous, but he may ask you to Uber him somewhere since his hamstring is “day-to-day.”

  1. Jay Hay says:
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    First (don’t wanna be that guy)

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jay Hay: Too late.

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice write-up. Like vintage 2009 Sara St*ne or 2003 Yellow-label La Rioja red wine from the region of Aragón. You decide.

    a. When I see Dioner’s name, the only thing I think of his D(i)oner Kabab.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 14)

    Tripp: Who was Vanessa?
    Rich B^*ch: Vanessa was one of our nannies. She’s been with us over a year. She was upstairs working.
    Tripp: Okay. Who would want to hurt her?
    Rich B^*ch: I’m ashamed to admit it- Vanessa took care of our lives, But I didn’t know much about hers. You know how it goes. Hard enough keeping tabs on your own family.
    Tripp: I want you to stay home and talk to no one.
    Rich B^*ch: We’re supposed to leave town this weekend for two months.
    Horatio: You’re gonna have to put that on hold.
    Rich B^*ch: My family and I have nothing to hide.
    Horatio: Then we (cue the queue of sunglasses) shouldn’t have a problem.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Of course I look forward to reading Grey’s articles, but these Horatio quotes are pretty funny. I’ve only seen a handful of episodes, and his dramatic phrases are comical.

  3. Muskysmell says:
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    Awesome read as usual Grey

  4. SteveNZ says:
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    Would you try and move Stanton for JD? Or try and get JD cheaper?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’d take Just Dong for Stanton at this point. I honestly think he’s hurt and trying to play through it. I own stanton stock and have had him riding my bench since trading for him a month ago. He’s done nothing in that time.

      2 hits and he was slumping big time before he even ran into Ozuna

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Grey: That’s awesome!

          I told you i bought a POS Ford didn’t I?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, that was you?!

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @Grey: HA!
              No way! I would never drive a ford mustang unless it was a 60’s Shelby Cobra. I love my Nissan too much to ever buy another American made car.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Bye Felica: How about a GT40? Have Grey and I got a deal for you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  5. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    8 team H2H point based dynasty league where we keep 15 each year. Was offered Nola for Mazara. Thoughts? Hold or pull the trigger?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Schwab: Hold

  6. Mike says:
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    I’m trying to shop Stanton. He is killing my teams AVG. Which offer do you think makes sense(or won’t loose my shirt on) for me to make:
    1. Trout for (me) Stanton, Gio, Matt Adams…In a perfect world, I’d love to snag Trout (I’m willing to slightly overpay for Mikey)
    2. Mookie/Matt Harvey for (me) Stanton, Gio and Eugenio Suarez

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Mike: I would do either of those in an heartbeat.

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      @Mike: not in a million years will the other owner make either of those trades.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: lol yup, that’s gonna happen. Honestly if i owned trout and you sent me that offer i would throw tomatoes at you like Trump.

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Mike: I agree with the two responses. Great for you, terrible for the other side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with others

  7. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As of right now I’d say Seager over Correa.

    Was wondering if you liked semien over anyone in my lineup?

    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Marte, Khris Davis
    Util: leonys, trayce, Jupton

    Thanks!

  8. Murph says:
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    Morning grey –
    Can u pick 3?
    Neil walker, LMartin, shoemaker, Paxton, TWalker or Danny Duffy
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Paxton, Shoemaker, Taijuan…Apples/oranges

  9. Philomath says:
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    Was offered his Piscotty for my Stanton straight up. I’m considering. Thoughts? Points league, bee tee dubs.

    • Snyders of hanover says:
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      @Philomath:

      I am No Grey

      But I would think you can do better then that.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Philomath: Hold

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Philomath:
      At this point I don’t think you can expect much more, its fair but I agree with F.

  10. Billy Tell says:
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    10 team H2H dynasty league with the following offensive categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG and OPS.

    Is it time to drop Hanley? I can grab Jake Lamb right now and HR and RBI are what I seem to need the most. Makes sense to me, what do you think?

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    should i pick up gettis and drop wellington castillo?

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff: Gattis*

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Jeff: I did exactly this when Gattis got C eligibility last week. Thought I was pretty smart but he’s like 1 for last 24, 25. Ouch. Wellington is pretty much in a platoon now and been that way for a month. He’s basically replacement level at this point I’m afraid. I’m sticking with Gattis.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jeff: Yes

  12. Adam says:
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    Abreu or Stanton? Better star to buy low?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Adam: Abreu is starting to actually hit. Stanton, not so much. I have them both (and J-Up and Fielder). (silently sobs)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Adam: Stanton

    • Scott says:
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      @Adam: As an Abreu owner, I’m starting to feel better about him and would probably not trade him. As a Stanton owner, I don’t feel good and would probably trade for peanuts.

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    Gattis or Martin?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with F

  14. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Someone just dropped Joc Pederson in my dynasty league – if I don’t care about ROS, is he a better keeper than Conforto or Piscotty?

  15. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great stuff. Bit of a bangfizzle with Goldy but what can we do?

    Kind of wondering about this:

    K(HR)is Davis (FA) or Albert Pujols (on my team)?

    I’d try to trade Pujols but the market for old, .220 hitters isn’t that hot right now.

    Thanks. Have a great day, sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Yeah, but at least there was the bang…I’d take Davis

  16. Wacha wacha says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h with obp. Which sides do you prefer?

    1. Cole and story for cutch and kuechel
    2. Story for C seager
    3. G cole for M Harvey
    Thank you Grey

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Cutch, Seager, Harvey

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Cole, Seager, Harvey

      Don’t target Keuchel he’s trash

  17. Relsh says:
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    That K-Rod line was tremendous. How long until Yanks scoop of Crawford?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Relsh: why would they? Unless he can play 1st base

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: Thanks! Prolly by end of day today

  18. William Hung says:
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    Myers will forever haunt me since I didn’t pick him up… should’ve gone with my gut on that one

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @William Hung: cool story bro. I dropped him when he was hot the 1st time. It’s time to move on. I promise it’ll be okay.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Bye Felica: Indeed, I need to tell him “bye Felicia” haha

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @William Hung: sometimes it’s for the best. You can always stalk his stats from a far and have a silent cry from your mother’s basement. . .

          Sorry i was having a moment

  19. Paradise paved says:
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    We have way too many roster slots. I have choo in my dl slot and need to drop someone. Also any swaps that you would make ? I would technically have to drop two people to make a swap (because of choos dl) 10 team, 10 keeper league
    C posey
    1b encarcion
    2b odor
    3b Franco
    Ss boegarts
    Of jd, fowler, Braun
    Util – heyward, Bautista
    Bench – Castro, t. Thompson,
    Dl – choo
    Sp – sale, matz, walker, odorizzi, Liriano, Duffy, Garcia, shoemaker, gausman, Nola, hammel, taillon, snell
    Rp – vizcaino, dyson, Jeffress

    Free agents -‘freeman (on waivers), Herrera, smyly, estevez, Paxton , Espinosa

    Thanks !

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Paradise paved: Dump Choo and Castro, pick up Paxton.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Paradise paved: You own way too many SP’s dude.

      Assuming you just punt 2 categories? ERA & WHIP

      OR is this a H2H League?

  20. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: With an OF of Marte, Blackmon, Polanco, Betts, and Mazara, I wish I had room for Khris Davis. It’s tough playing in a league where the other owners are allergic to top 50 OFs…

    I had a guy turn down a hypothetical trade of Betts for Wilson Ramos because in his words “I’m set in the OF”… Ok guy, that’s why you are in 6th place and I’m in 1st

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Fun league. Hope you at least get some money out of it.

      • William Hung says:
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        @William Hung: @Cram It: I do and it just makes me want to stomp these fools even more

  21. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I recommend offering Jimmy Nelson for Giancarlo.

  22. Whattodo says:
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    Keeper league:

    Send Salazar and roark for marte ?

    Send $20 Salazar, $12 ozuna, $10 roark for$16 polanco, $10 carrasco.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Whattodo: Yes and Yes

  23. Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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    Grey,

    Is there a glossary term for someone whom I might term a baseball roster assassin? I’m absolutely dominating my leagues (thanks to you), and smack talk got heated, so I ragged on this guy for his shit roster choices yesterday. He then dropped 2 of the 3 guys I gave him shit for.

    1 was Adam Eaton, who proceeded to go 4-5 as you know. I know it’s not smart to point out weaknesses in other teams but I’m willing to do it for the joy I get in making them squirm.

    Roster Assassin? Any other suggestions?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bogaerts Turner Overdrive: ” no you’re just a dick ”

      signed, Guy in your league making poor roster choices

      • Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Hey, just to clarify, I was the target of shit talking about trade offers (they would have gotten Piscotty and Duvall to upgrade from pillar and burns). So this was all after I was provoked. I’m a kind owner until they poke me, then I’m angry like a bear.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Bogaerts Turner Overdrive: You should defend yourself, There’s one in every league. We’ve all been there before.

  24. Scott says:
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    HitterTron was right on the money with Mallex yesterday. I’m going to set him up with my Toaster Oven.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: He deserves it

  25. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    Love the site as always, but more than a few times browsing the site this sort of link pops up rather than one of you pages. Might want to check this (not the link) problem out.

    Here is the link that tries to get you to install a ‘patch’ for firefox.

    https://ohjeereadersdigest.net/2841187000958/7d3cde4ecb2ef28c2dc28162b3b360b5.html

  26. ryanoger says:
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    With Yu heading back to the DL. I’m not in desperate need of an SP and currently don’t have a bench bat

    Who should I add from below?

    Franco (even with the news about the knee today?), Conforto, Fat Adams, Werth or Carlos Gomez?

    thanks grey!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Franco….Hes available? Jeez

    • William Hung says:
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      @ryanoger: wasn’t this asked in the other thread or am I going crazy? I believe I said Conforto but that was when I had my Mets goggles on… I’d def go Franco

      • ryanoger says:
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        @William Hung:

        Other thread but it was a late post and the man himself didn’t answer, you’re not going crazy, thanks for the response!

        cheers!

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @ryanoger: Gomez..just a hunch.

  27. Scott says:
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    So Ryan Howard loses his starting job to Tommy Joseph, and Tommy goes 0-8? Not cool, ToJo!

  28. venezuelan winter leagues says:
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    Bench bat, Pederson, Moss or Khris Davis?

    Thank you!

  29. RePete says:
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    Any comment on Yulieski Gourriel? He’s now eligible to sign with a MLB team and should make an impact immediately. I don’t think he’ll be in the fantasy player pool until he plays so I’m hoping my #2 waiver is enough. I hope he’s not a member of El Cubanati…

    Care to guess where he’ll sign or his stat line, or are you leaving that up to Ralph?

    • knucks says:
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      @RePete: Check the pod, around 50 mins in, Ralph hits on him

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @knucks: Boom! I’m hearing the Yankees right now and it seems to make sense. The Mets would also be a logical fit, but I doubt they spend the money necessary. Make no mistake this guy could be a mid-season coup for owners that are lucky enough to get him.

        Here’s some numbers that I ganked from the SI post on him from yesterday.

        “In his 15 Serie Nacional seasons, he’s hit a combined .337/.421/.582 with 239 homers and 118 stolen bases in 5,233 plate appearances, playing primarily at third base but also second and even centerfield. The Cuban government allowed him to play in Japan in 2014, after the conclusion of Industriales’ season; in 62 games with the Yokohama Bay Stars of the Japanese Central League, he hit .305/.349/.536 with 11 homers. While free to return for 2015, he did not, due to a right hamstring injury. He put up video game-level numbers in the most recent Serie Nacional season, batting .500/.589/.874 with 15 homers in 224 PA.”

        This guy has long been ranked the best hitter on the island, and that includes when MLB stars like Cespedes and Abreu were still in Cuba. His father is also considered the patron saint of Cuban baseball. Younger brother Lourdes is considered the prize of the international market at 23.

        I wrote a little about the two of them back in March. https://razzball.com/whos-got-next-prospects-for-2017-fantasy-baseball/

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @RePete: Who? I highly doubt he’ll make any kind of impact ROS

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Bye Felica: That deserves a Bye Felica

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: yeah, i guess i deserve it. I’ve heard of him (i was kidding when i said who)

          I just really haven’t been scouting cuban players. Kind of turned off by cuban hitters at this point. You’re definitely on top of your game, I’ll give you that. Do you really think they’ll plug him immediately? I guess I could see it being a reality in NY with their overall age and injuries. I’ll take a flier on him if it happens. What i meant was I’m not going to go goo goo over him like I did with Rusney.
          (remember he was supposed to be a cant miss prospect too) and we see how that ended. Emergency AAA injury depth

          Red Sox will probably be trying to move his $50 some million or whatever disgusting amount they’re paying him now that JBJ has finally taken a step forward towards becoming the hype he once was in college. He’s going to end up as the waiver add of the year if he can keep pace

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Bye Felica: I was kidding too! I just wanted a chance to say Bye Felica to Bye Felica….Sooooooo Metta

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Bye Felica: Yeah Rusney is a HUGE BUST. He was more projection, this guy has an extensive track record. I can guarantee he’ll be able to field his position and hit an offspeed pitch unlike Rusney.

            He’s obviously much younger than Rusney was but Lazarito is more of the Rusney of this class. Meaning people are more impressed by the package than the actual player. I think Gourriel’s time in Japan makes him less risky. We’ve at least seen him face competition off the island.

            I’d be interested to see his #’s vs NBL pitchers now in MLB or a well regarded guy like Otani

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: I thought this guy was 32 years old?

  30. Ozunaplayingoverhead says:
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    Keeper league:

    $20 Salazar, $12 ozuna, $11 Roark for $16 Polanco, $10 carrasco

    $20 Salazar, $12 ozuna, $14 Mazara, $11 Roark for Polanco, carrasco, and Upton

    ROS: Robertson, osuna, hector rodon

      • Ozunaplayingoverhead says:
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        @Bye Felica: first question is a repeat sorry the second and third are different.. Addition of mazara and upton in a deal and which closer rest of season.. Robertson has been questionable at best all year. Osuna and Rodon hit the wire yeaterday

  31. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto who would you rather have, fulmer or villar?

  32. Five-On-One says:
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    Good morning, Grey. Need to start one of the following for my 7th SP slot is a weekly 12-teamer.

    Walker @BOS (SON -$17.5)
    Rodon @CLE (SON -$5.7)
    2-start Karns @TB (SON $2.9), @DET (SON-$9.8)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Five-On-One: Lesser of the 3 evils is Rodon…Im starting Karns in the TB game, but any gains will be gone at Detroit.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Five-On-One: Not the best match up but id still go Walker as i do not trust the other two at all

  33. Joe says:
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    H2H keeper league, keep 12.

    His Stanton, Joe Ross and Nick Castellanos for my Arenado?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Agree with F

  34. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H OBP league w/ K as the extra cat. I have 2 roster spots to play with for bats. Which 2 would you take?

    1. Krispie – would probably start until J-Up gets hot
    2. Baez – may slot in at 2B over Schoop when he’s in the lineup
    3. Bregman – I have Villar and Correa for SS/Util, but am shopping Villar
    4. T. Anderson – currently my bench bat/SS stash b/c he theoretically replaces Villar’s stats better (though I also have T. Turner stashed, and he could give me that speed too)

  35. Ballin says:
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    Drop James Paxton, or Matt shoemaker to pick up cingrani? In desperate need of a closer

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ballin: Hold…Cingrani wont solve your problem

    • William Hung says:
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      @Ballin: If it’s ROTO don’t start moving on Saves until after the trade deadline – you could get burned picking up a guy who gets traded out of the role. And agree with F – Cingrani won’t help you… He avg. like 2-3 saves a month at best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ballin: Agree with others… Trade for a closer

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: Anyone else you could drop?

  36. willie mickey and the duke says:
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    Scooter or Travis 5×5 15 team league .. Travis has been mostly yawnstipating since he’s come off of the dl. I have no bench space and have to cut one

  37. The Great Knoche says:
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    10 Team Keeper, salaries increase by 4 each year just pulled off this gem with a guy falling out of contention

    Goldy (33) and Sale (28) coming my way for Duvall (6), M Saunders (9), Ty Walker (1) and Tim Andersen (2)

    Duvall has been berry, berry good to me but I dont see him sustaining the 27% HR/FB,..I think I’ll take Goldy.

  38. Jonathan A says:
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    James Shields has been awful i get it.. he stinks…. but will he turn it around.. hes on the wire and I don’t need pitching but if i can drop Giles for him and then sell him to anyone… does that make sense or just steer clear?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jonathan A: I’d steer clear. He’d need a string of a few great starts to get me interested again. Been so hittable and getting booed both games in Chicago so far. Look elsewhere.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jonathan A: no, he’s been dumpsterjuice for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonathan A: He hasn’t been good in 2 years

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @Jonathan A: You can sell him back to waivers after he gets creamed in his next start against the Indians

  39. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Drop Roark, Urias, or Ross for Paxton?

    I have THOR, Kluber, Pomeranz, Wright as the rest of my staff.

    • Brooks Jacoby says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: or hold all 3 and wait on Paxton?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Brooks Jacoby: if it’s unlimited moves, I’d hold – but if you do have a limit, I’d drop Urias for Paxton – Urias’ has a low pitch count per games and an overall innings limit for the season

  40. Matty says:
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    Thinking of offering up Betts for Arenado in a 12 team H2H redraft with OPS and TB; other OFs are Polanco, Marte, and Duvall (with JUpton riding the pine until he heats up) and I’m currently struggling with Franco at third.
    Thoughts?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Matty: Probably not, i hate trading away 5 tool players for 4

      I’d find a better move/play for a cheaper 3rd base option.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matty: Get a cheaper 3B. Sell Duvall high or something.

    • Whirlaway says:
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      Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Agree with Cram

  41. Jon says:
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    Gattis or Beef?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon: Gattis

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jon: Wellington

    • Scott says:
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      @Jon: Gattis with the big bat-tis.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jon: Gattis because he’ll play more – when he’s not catching he’s DHing – he should end up with better counting stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Gattis

  42. Clint says:
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    I’d give real money to borrow a time machine & go back to bitch slap all the people that kept saying how deep pitching was coming into this season. I’m sure my story’s about the same as everyone else’s but with a few trades, I’m now fielding Price, Strasburg, Kluber, Harvey, Kennedy, & Gray & have made absolutely zero strides in ERA/WHIP. Granted, a few crappy closers like Jepsen probably haven’t helped that but SAGNOF. Positive regression, why hast thou forsaken me?

    And hitting’s not much better as Harper, Stanton, Burns, J-Up, & Rizzo have been ho-hum or worse. Thank the fantasy gods for Khris Davis, Valencia, & Betts, eh?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Pitching IS deep *ducks*. What you do when you recognize that it’s deep is NOT pay for the top guys, as you did. I’m not making a list of the top 50 SP’s, but I’ll reckon 75% of them are guys you wouldn’t have had to pay for.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Roark, Pomeranz, Hendricks, Lackey, Fulmer, Nola, Hammel, Tomlin, Duffy……..

        • Clint says:
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          @The Great Knoche:
          I didn’t pay for any of those guys (all were keepers except Harvey/Gray who I traded for & Kennedy who I drafted). All the guys TGK lists are gone except Duffy. I just threw caution to the wind & picked up Sabathia so I guess I’ll hope that trap door doesn’t open as it has in years past or positive regression kicks in for the rest.

          I guess I understand the overall pool’s deep, it just feels like this is the worst season I’ve seen where 2/3 of the top of the pool’s supposed studs are this awful this long. Maybe some of you that have tracked it longer than I have can say they’ve seen worse seasons than this? The preseason narrative seemed to be there were SO many studs but I’m wondering if that’s still possibly true & they’ll regress to being that or there weren’t that many to begin with?

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Clint: umm, mookie was a 2nd rounder, you didn’t just “get” him

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Clint: You’re kinda hard to please eh?

      • Clint says:
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        @Bye Felica:
        Where exactly am I being irrational here? Strasburg has been good and Price is rebounding, sorta, yes (despite still having a 4.63 ERA). Kluber has a 3.65 ERA. But Harvey, Gray, & Kennedy have been craptacular w/4.66, 5.34, and 4.06 all year long. I know ERA isn’t the end all, be all, but at what point does that do irreversible harm to your roto hopes for the season exactly?

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Clint: harvey is back to awesome, kennedy didn’t cost anything, and had you followed gray’s pitcher ranks there’s no way you’d have drafted sonny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: You shouldn’t have drafted Price, as I said in the preseason

  43. CMUTimmah says:
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    Great read as per usual. Giancarlo isn’t on my roster anymore, so he’s lost. Which is better than when he was on my roster, as that usually meant he was injured.

    Joc Pederson. I mentioned before the season I didn’t think he was going to all of a sudden be a base stealer. 3 steals (caught twice) in 44 trips to first base (19 singles/25 BBs. 19 singles! Unbelievable. Cut the swing down with 2 strikes young buck!) Safe to say Dave Roberts isn’t turning him into anything but an all or nothing bat. Sad, because he has a ton of talent, but doesn’t swing like a professional baseball player.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @CMUTimmah: he’s the OF version of Carter and Todd Frazier

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Bye Felica: haha – Bye Felicia –

        Carter was my comp to start the season… I was told I was way off…

        *insert Johnny Drama “Victory!” Meme*

        In the OF, it’s far less valuable than Frazier and Carter though….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Yeah, not sure, but he’s def puzzling… Looked like a surefire 30/30 guy

  44. Dob says:
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    Drop klintzer, Giles, brach, or Gomez for Kelley?
    Saves and holds league

  45. Dob says:
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    When tda comes back, him or grandal ?
    Been rolling with Carlos Perez last 2 weeks and it still feels like realmuto is on my team. Wow realmuto really does nothing…

  46. William Hung says:
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    Don’t look now but Dozier is starting to resemble a big league hitter again… hits in 9 of his last 10, 2 HRs a handful of runs and RBIs

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @William Hung: There is so much talent at 2B this year though.. He falls into that fringe rosterable category IMO.

      • William Hung says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Yeah, I guess so – Murphy hitting near .400 has definitely surprised along with Kinsler and Cano turning back the clock… Pedroia is scoring runs but not stealing bases.

        I guess since I am a Kipnis owner, I am always looking for an upgrade

  47. Dob says:
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    Streaming deaclefani? @braves, karns @rays, Santiago vs twins?

    Which one or two if there to good to pass up

    • Dob says:
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      @Dob: who do I drop to stream those guys also
      Options are
      guerra next two starts @dodgers, @oakland
      Paxton @tb, @tigers
      Duffy tigers, @mets

      Need holds and saves to try and win those cats but if worth dropping and picking holds guy back up tomorrow,
      Gomez,Giles,klintzer, brach.

      Really want to stream especially with this guy throwing 15ip more then me a week and he has 12-0 ip already.

      12 team h2h

      • Dob says:
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        @Dob: also can drop Pomeranz vs nats,@ reds next 2 starts

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dob: Wouldn’t drop any of those 2 start pitchers for those one start options.

        • Nicosia says:
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          @Cram It: those pitcher have one start this week and one next expect Pom. Any of those guys I pick up will be a two start option next anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dob: DeSclafani

      • Nicosia says:
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        @Grey: drop who?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brach

  48. randalf says:
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    Who would you start rest of this week – Yasmany Tomas or Matt Adams?

  49. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    As someone with deep shares invested in Giancarlo, I’ve been waiting for some kind of State of the Stanton Nation address. It’s grim. At least I have Adam Duvall, or as I call him, Minicarlo.

    I also hesitated grabbing Myers when someone dropped him over his wrist injury, mostly because wrist injuries. See also, Myers and wrist injuries.

    In summation: Pretend Baseball is maddening.

    • Grey

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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Haha, yeah, it wasn’t a case where it became clear Giancarlo’s going to bounce back, but he does have 20 HR in a month power, so prolly just hope it shows itself

  50. Roger Anderson says:
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    Great write up as always. Thanks for the hold Carter(0/3, 2 BB, RBI ) v To Jo (0/4) yesterday.
    For today:
    10 H2H
    Have Burns (0 SB in last 15 days), eyeing a change since SBs are needed.
    (Have Correa, Springer, Odor, Lindor, T Thompson)
    Dyson 3
    Asche 3
    Revere 2
    Bridge 200 ft.

    Suggestions?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Roger Anderson: i have no idea what you’re saying or asking lol

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Bye Felica: I forgot the part where I am in 8th place heading down and I need SBs. So should I drop Burns for one of the 3 players or just jump of said bridge and start looking at Fantasy Fishing for the summer?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Roger Anderson: Definitely Bridge 200 ft. Wtf?

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Cram It: Dyson – Asche isn’t a base stealer… with the bridge as an option, however, you might want to just jump.

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Grey: Apparently I over estimated the depth of our relationship. I thought we were at that stage where people finish each other’s thoughts. That bridge is now looking more attractive…or not.(See reply to BF, or is that newBF, above)

        Of course if Taillon gets called up screw SBs I need pitching!

  51. Nicosia says:
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    Frazier vs Zimmerman
    Franco @ stroman
    Villar @bumgarner
    Leonys @odorizzi
    Marte @degrom
    Khris Davis vs Perez (Rangers)

    Which two sit?

  52. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Do you see Bogaerts slowing down?
    Should I push to trade Stanton for Bogaerts straight up?

    thanks,
    Chris

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: another possibility: Stanton for JD Martinez… Gracias!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Xander

  53. Andy says:
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    If Paxton is amazing this week, should I drop Pom or McCullers for him? Pom doesn’t win much and McCullers walks too many. Or is Paxton too risky?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Andy: McCullers, Pom, then Paxton.

    • Grey

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      @Andy: Sure, Pom is droppable

  54. JoeG414 says:
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    Franco out again

    Matt Gelb [email protected] 6m6 minutes ago

    No Maikel Franco again. He walk with a bit of a limp this morning. Right knee still bothering him.

  55. Ozunaplayingoverhead says:
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    Trying to unload ozuna as you can tell. Same guy from above in the keeper league.

    $12 ozuna, $14 mazara, $10 taillon, $11 jose Ramirez for $15 conforro, $30 cespedes, $10 trayce Thompson, $14 Dj lemahiue.

    Cespedes guy is in last plce. Wondering if he’ll entertain this “rebuilding” trade. Thanks.

  56. Champsok1 says:
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    Howdy Gray!
    Top of the morning to you in Sunny Ca..!
    Have the opportunity to grab Paxton if I act quickly.
    Here is my current staff…
    Who would you drop to take him….I was thinking Garcia, but uncertain, but he has been pretty stinky as of late and well, isn;t he due for an injury soon? What are your thoughts?

    Pitchers
    Cueto
    T. Walker
    C-Martinez
    Joe Ross
    J Garcia
    Snell
    D Duffy
    Receivers
    K Rod
    Z Britton
    A Miller

    Thanks as always my friend! have a large day!

  57. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB
    Filed under “signs my season is turning around”:
    I’m starting Robbie Grossman in my weekly main league. I swear I’ve made so many poor decisions this year by the laws of statistics I have to start being right. I’m a buy low!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Priorities! I’m happy to be healthy but I’d like to string some wins together too. Is that asking too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stupid world working in mysterious ways!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I know!

  58. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Would you drop B. Kintzler for C. Estevez? Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Carlos: SAGNOF – i don’t think it’ll matter

  59. Stantitanic says:
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    I’ve been riding the sinking ship of Stanton for a bit, and I’ve gotten an enticing offer, looking for some insight.

    My Stanton for his Kinsler.

    I’ve got a lot of help in the outfield with Cespedes, Springer, Blackmon, Fowler (Brantley DL stashed) and could use a great player in middle-infield. (own Lindor, Dozier, Rendon)

    Is there enough of a value increase in MIF to warrant selling on Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stantitanic: I wouldn’t make that trade for Kinsler, but it’s likely fair, so if you’re done with Stanton, I can understand it, nice username

  60. PED Inc says:
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    Need some help setting the back end of my rotation this week, 10 team H2H.
    Would you start…
    Walker @ TB and @ Bos
    Or
    Cmart vs. Tex

  61. Be like Maik says:
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    Grey my man. Was offered Nola for my Fowler. My SP is pretty brutal (Harvey, Estrada, Duffy, Keuchel, Odorizzi) and my OF is flush (Fowler, Mookie, Myers, Duvall, ODB, Trayce, Cargo 2.0, Heyward). That said, should I be aiming higher with fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Be like Maik: I’d take Nola, you might be able to do better

  62. JoeG414 says:
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    You think Stroman can turn it around ? (He was just cut ) He finish last season soooo strong . His up-coming schedule is not the greatest , but he does pitch in the AL East (and might have a road start in Col as well ).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: I’d let him sit on waivers for a start or two until he shows signs

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JoeG414: I wouldn’t want him on my team. The AL East is like a nuclear bomb waiting to drop

  63. Scott says:
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    Start Finnegan today? Or is he too bad even for the Barves?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Scott: I wouldn’t. He is bad on the road.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: You said Barves…I think they should be called the Atlanta Barfs.

  64. Will says:
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    with Giancarlo struggling who is a good option for a sub at OF or UTIL

    Werth, Eaton, Baez, Espinoza, Grossman or Buxton??

    My other OF’s are Polanco, Duvall, and Ozuna. We play 4 OF and 2 UTIL in a 12 team head to head keeper league.

  65. chris says:
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    I hate to be the fangraphs guy, but i Looked at some Heatmaps and stuff for Giancarlo. In a completely unprofessional analyses he seems to be swinging at a lot of inside pitches, something he hadn’t done before. Watching the Mets/ Marlins game a few weeks ago they said he doesn’t wear the mask as frequently with lefties on the mound. Swinging at more inside pitches and not wearing the mask with lefties (who obviously would have to actually try to hit a righty in the face) would make me think that the mask is bothering him, but he’s still nervous about a ball coming in on him so he swats at anything inside leading to a lot of poor contact. Same thing was happening with Abreu and he has seemed to snap out of it so we will see…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Could totally be the case, could also be his wrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: As in inside pitches make wrist hurt more

      • chris says:
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        @Grey: we’ll see i hope all is well with him. i dont own stock in him but i dont want to see a guy that good just go up in flames

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Lamb over Franco in a keeper league? Seems like Lamb is having a true breakout…

  67. Bigjerrod says:
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    Was offered Blackmon for Kluber, thoughts?

  68. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Fielder or Choo?

  69. Tio says:
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    Jones/Shaw or Yelich/Posey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Jones?

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: think he’s talking about Adam Jones G

        See how forgettable he has been hahaha

      • Tio says:
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        @Grey:
        Adam

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Posey

  70. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! Need a spot quality start …Start Sabathia at Min or Paxton at TB? Thanks!

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: gotycha..thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: The end of the world is nigh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In relation to the galaxy, it might be

  71. Nicosia says:
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    Starting deaclefani @ Rangers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in all leagues

  72. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Worth noting on Hendricks splits:
    home – 1.99 era, 0.76 whip
    away – 4.36 era, 1.30 whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Todd25: yup, he’s been lights out at Wrigley for some odd reason or another. You’d think it would be the opposite considering the park. Maybe the wind has been blowing in most days?

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Bye Felica: My thoughts are some pitchers just feel more comfortable at home… do their pre-start workout etc, get mentally ready easier at home.

  73. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Will Myers has been that effin’ good!

    Myers 41R 14HR 38RBI 8SB .287 .843
    Trout 43R 13HR 44RBI 9SB .308 .951
    Harper 37R 13HR 38RBI 7SB .256 .910
    Springer 43R 14HR 37RBI 4SB .271 .835

    Took this dude as my only 1B in ESPN leagues (1B/OF eligible) in the 23rd round. Make or break kind of pick. He’s been the difference maker all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice late grab!

  74. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey,

    I posted this last night as you attempted to preempt. I will not be preempted! I really just wonder if I can get a tasty enough deal to let Stanton be the other guy’s problem.

    I have been deliberating moving Stanton. You may recall that I was kicking around the idea before I traded Kluber for Ortiz last week.
    This is a 10-team redraft 6 x 6 with OPS and Holds, and QS instead of Wins. Eleven active bat slots, all 8 position-specific plus 1 OF, 1 INF, and 1 Util. Nine active pitching slots (again, Holds are included).
    My current roster:
    C – Molina and Martin (play one, call the other a bench guy; in this league we have the space to carry 2 catchers in order to try to max GP at the position.)
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Rendon
    3B – Franco
    SS – Eduardo Nunez
    LF – Braun
    CF – Gardner
    RF – Springer
    OF – Stanton
    INF – Pujols
    Util – Ortiz
    Bench: J. Upton, Khris Davis, Baez, Molina or Martin

    SPs: Strasburg, Darvish (moving to DL, will nab another SP with the slot), Salazar, Matz
    RPs: Street, Cishek, Osuna, Jeffress, Kintzler, Nate Jones, Diekman, Barraclough, Hochevar

    An offer I received from an owner three weeks ago was his:
    Wilson Ramos (I’ve been scuffling at catcher; maybe this will be an upgrade but I know I’ve missed out on Ramos’s better production this year; Molina and Martin are somewhat recent FA adds to my roster),
    Zobrist (still seems somewhat preferable to Rendon, but I wonder how marginal it would be),
    Mazara (a replacement RF option)
    Arodys Vizcaino (a lower tier closer, possibly a sourer)
    Dee Gordon (yes, it was a post suspension offer)
    for
    my Stanton and a chump dump (Yan Gomes, Hermann, and Will Smith – I’ve since dropped all of these other guys)

    So I’m considering the notion of offering him his target of Stanton plus whatever I’d want to drop for a collection of useful players, just as his previous offer was structured. There is an assumption that the other owner will still want to do it. And since it’s been three more weeks of blah from Stanton, maybe even this prospective buyer will have had a change of heart. I previously tried to get Machado from him but no bite and I understand that.
    The pool of guys I could see acquiring in a multi-player include:
    Ramos
    Zobrist or Profar
    Kang or Segura
    Ozuna, Polanco, Mazara, Piscotty
    Harvey, Wade Davis, Familia
    I’ve mainly been looking at bats. Ozuna is appealing because he’s CF eligible and could be a nice upgrade to Gardner. It would be nice, but not a necessity, to have 2 players eligible at CF after such a deal. I’m leaning toward making sure I’d getting a SS like Kang as part of the deal because, although Nunez has been good, I wonder if it can really last.
    So, considering his previous offer and my areas of need, what are your thoughts on an offer to make? I’m thinking something like
    1) Ramos, 2) Zobrist or Profar, 3) Kang or Segura, and 4) Ozuna or Mazara.
    for
    Stanton, Khris Davis, Martin, Molina

    My roster would then be:
    C – Ramos
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Zobrist or Profar
    3B – Franco
    SS – Kang or Segura
    LF – Braun
    CF – Gardner
    RF- Springer
    OF – Ozuna, Polanco, or Mazara
    INF – Pujols
    Util – Ortiz
    bench: J. Upton, Rendon, Eduardo Nunez, Baez

    Or, I could be content at 2B and possibly target Polanco in the hypothetical deal above rather than Zobrist.

    Sorry for the length of this post, just trying to provide quality context for my question. Thanks for doing what you do Grey! I’m also open to hearing thoughts from others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos, Zobrist, Kang and Ozuna

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! I’ve made the offer. Stanton, Baez, Molina, and Martin for Ramos, Zobrist, Kang, and Ozuna. Will LYK.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Pat says:
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    Great read my man!

    1). Carepenter, Shoe, Trayce for Odor, W Davis, Piscotty

    2). Need to pick 1 K Davis, Pax, Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Odor 2. Davis

  76. Be like Maik says:
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    One more question for the sage. Is Byung-Ho Park droppable in a 10 team? I can drop either him or tommy joseph and wanna pick up jose ramirez. Thanks my dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Park

  77. Nicosia says:
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    Starting Nola vs Toronto, gausman @ Red Sox , e-rod vs Orioles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  78. Whattodo says:
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    Confortto just got dropped..

    Would you drop shoemaker/roark/taijuan/ for him. He’s be a bench outfielder that rotates in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  79. Will says:
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    Bregman, Buxton, Reed, Baez.

    What is your order of relevance ROS and as a keeper?

    I like Baez, but not sure about his playing time with Maddon at the helm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Baez

  80. John says:
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    Looking for a stronger top end to my staff. Is it reasonable to package CMart and Pom for Greinke or DeGrom?

    My staff: Price, Carrasco, CMart, J Ross, Pom, Roark (Hill on DL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try deGrom

  81. OaktownSteve says:
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    Isn’t Whit Merrifield the guy who makes those talky, Manhattan-based art house films?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I think he’s in a film with Campbell Scott

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Just googled the 1990 movie Metropolitan. One of the stars, Edward Clements, was listed as, “one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1990″ in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 42.”

        In addition to his credit for Metropolitan, his IMDB entry consists of exactly two other items: a credit as “Young Crewman” in Star Trek VI and the fact that he is now a pastor in Toronto.

        Somebody should tell this John Willis’ guy never to draft rookies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was a great movie! I miss Whit Stillman

          • Polancodonk says:
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            @Grey: He has a new one out, “Love and Friendship,” that’s supposed to be pretty good. “Last Days of Disco” is a favorite of mine.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love last Days of Disco and Barcelona

              • Polancodonk says:
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                @Grey: Disco will never be over. It will always live in our minds and hearts. Something like this, that was this big, and this important, and this great, will never die. Oh, for a few years — maybe many years — it’ll be considered passé and ridiculous. It will be misrepresented and caricatured and sneered at, or — worse — completely ignored. People will laugh about John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, white polyester suits and platform shoes and people going like *this* [strikes disco pose] — but we had nothing to do with those things and still loved disco. Those who didn’t understand will never understand: disco was much more, and much better, than all that. Disco was too great, and too much fun, to be gone forever! It’s got to come back someday. I just hope it will be in our own lifetimes.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  82. Will says:
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    Aaron Sanchez or Paxton ROS? Is Sanchez on an innings limit this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  83. Nicosia says:
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    Start Ray @ Phillies, peavy @ rays, Cain @ rays, eovaldi @ twins, Pineda @ twins,

    Pick three

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Nicosia: ray, pineda, peavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Pineda, Eovaldi, none are good

      • Nicosia says:
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        @Grey: stream any in 12 team h2h?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  84. Pockadilly says:
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    Khris davis, Duvall, or conforto ROS?

    • Pockadilly says:
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      @Pockadilly: add trayce Thompson to that mix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  85. dk says:
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    Danny Duffy or Chris Tillman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  86. JJ says:
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    Morning Grey,
    So in a 12 team (keep 10) keeper league, would you drop C.Gomez or L.Martin
    for
    B.BUXTON
    O.HERRERA
    K.DAVIS
    G.PARRA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys for Davis

  87. Mel

    littlecf24 says:
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    Jose Ramirez or Javier Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  88. Steve says:
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    Can you please rank for ROS:

    Rodon, Severino, Taillon, Shelby, Ryu

    I’m know… Fliers, minors and walking wounded here, just trying to set up my 2nd half playoff run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Taillon

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thx

  89. #flytheW says:
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    In a h2h 12 team mixed points league. Would you trade wacha or jon gray for Paxton or hold? Thx grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d try it, Paxton

      • #flytheW says:
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        @Gok rey: ok cool you’d take Paxton but for who then? Wacha or jon gray? Thx again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wacha

        • knucks says:
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          @#flytheW: I’d try Gray first. Then if that doesn’t work, offer Wacha.

  90. Scooter G says:
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    Cole for cespedes in 10 team h2h. Which side do you prefer? Or is it too close to call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis, it’s close

  91. Wilsonian says:
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    Seriously, would you trade Stanton for Myers at this point? He’s killing me.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, could win that trade, I wouldn’t do it

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s a tough call at this stage in the game. Stanton has been absolutely killing me. But you always have that fear that he’s going to hit 15 HRs in a month.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  92. dem ribbies says:
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    would you start Lackey @WAS and Garcia vs HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. John says:
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    Is Snell in the AL East a better option than Taillion?

    Would you rank Snell or Taillion over Pom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Excuse me, Pom is best option, unless you want upside

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Are you dropping Valbuena for Pedro Alvarez? Also on the wire are Lind, Baez, Moreland, Rua. Do you prefer any of those guys over Alvarez?

    Thanks.

    • Alcesto says:
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      AJ Reed is on the wire too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  95. knucks says:
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    Meant to post yesterday that we got a HARD “Pass” from the Bill Nye of Crayola to guest on the Pod.

    That smug piece of shizz! I thought we were buds, but I guess the crayon business has been picking up. Said he was too busy. I dunno that he even knows what fantasy baseball is tbh. Ralph killed it today though, thoroughly enjoyable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well, thanks for trying! Yeah, Ralph knows his shizz

  96. jojo says:
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    K Davis or AJ Reed ROS?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  97. Hugh Jast says:
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    How would you rank the following ROS in H2H points league? E. Nunez, A. Rendon, A. Diaz, J. Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang, Nunez

  98. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a keeper league where you’re not competing this year, would you trade your $22 Salazar for a $18 Yu and $4 Villar or a $15 Yu and $6 Rodon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Villar side

  99. Brian says:
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    You starting chacin v min and/or jaime garcia v hou today? 6×6 league that uses k/bb and QS instead of W. I guess wrong on chacin every start!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  100. dudeman says:
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    Hey grey,

    Send rizzo and taillon for bogaerts and carrasco? H2h 12-team obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  101. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I unloaded Semien while stuck in traffic. My road rage turned to peace and serenity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Oh, Popstar was as expected. First 30 minutes or so was pretty good. The Macklemore parody song had me in tears.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah usual, shizz peters out in the 2nd act

  102. Charles says:
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    RCL: I’m 2nd in saves (big lead over 3rd) with Chapman Papelbon Jeffress Colome Harris. SPs are Lester Price Chen Urias Darvish and I’m on pace to finish 11 starts under max. Would you trade Harris and Colome for Hamels? Is that enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels

  103. Trash Cat says:
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    Just got offered Giancarlo for Seager straight up. Worth it? I don’t currently have anyone to fill in at SS. Other people I could counter with for Stanton are Kinsler, Hosmer, C. Gonazalez, CarGo, JUpton, Chris Carter, Longoria, or some combination.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  104. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. If taillon starts today, would you start him @ nym or fiers vs cin? depending on what happens with cole, there is also a chance taillon might start later this week @ chc.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting Taillon if he is

  105. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I know in your column today, you said to grab the kid fro KC Merrifield. WOUld you drop Zobrist to do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I have a logjam at first with albert, PApi, Votto and posey. i just dont know what to do albert? He is not hitting, and no one in my league will trade for him. Is he worth cutting to get merrifield?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  106. Nitro says:
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    Would you start I. Kennedy at KC vs Indians tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  107. Ace of Spades says:
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    6 offensive cats 15 team roto mixed ( R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP )

    Was offered Miggy, Brett Lawrie and Thornburg for Pujols, LaMahieu, Britton….I love Miggy, but would I be getting robbed here? Also, If I subbed C Carter for Pujols would it be worth it???
    was also offered Nola for LaMahieu….( IP, W, SV, ERA, WHIP, K9 are pitching cats ) …Any thoughts on these offers would be appreciated…I may be blinded my Miggy love and don’t want to do anything stupid….
    Love the podcast as always…Hope your squirts have gone away….thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy, try to do Carter if you like

  108. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    yesterday you mentioned pffifer’s womb being poisoned, was that a real life reference? (possibly frankie and johnny maybe). either way, THAT is the exact type of woman that’s the prototype of perfect, hot as F (i’m meaning this to apply to a younger one than her now, not that i’d refuse of course) and who’s works don’t…. work. all this to say i may have figured out my calling, and if you hear tales of superhero who infects hot girls with cylamidia (in some instances destroys fallopian types, rendering pregnancies void) AND later the cure this may have been the genesis. i’d be pretty easy to catch though, as i’d only do this to pretty girls that i’m pretty sure like ME, wouldn’t be a good thing long term to make ALL pretty girls infertile.

  109. Nicosia says:
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    Schoop or gennett
    Starting Rodon @indians?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop…. Sure

  110. Greg C says:
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    MI for RCL: Tim Anderson or Logan Forsythe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  111. Jolly Rancher says:
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    Grey, great read as always.
    Your thoughts on Keuchel ROS…someone dropped McCullers and also available off wire,T Bauer, NKarns, CRodon. Thoughts? Will Keuchel turn it around you think? Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers over Keuchel

  112. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered $29 Carrasco for my $1 Tim Anderson, $3 Joc, and $1 Cobb in a dynasty league. 6×6 roto with QS and OPS. I could use the pitching help, Joc is tanking my team average, and my OF is deep already (Chris Davis, Braun, Stanton, Valencia, Billy H, Leonys, Kemp, O’Brien).

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  113. Will says:
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    thoughts on Stanton for McCutchen?

    I tried Stanton and Aaron Sanchez for McCutchen and Familia, but he countered just Stanton for McCuthen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  114. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: You like Urias ROS over Paxton? I am considering picking one of them up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax over Urias…Urias will barely make 7 starts this year

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @William Hung: there’s simply no way he’ll say urias here. would lay 45-1 at least.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: i’m just hoping he moves to 7th or 8th inning, contrary to grey’s thought of being the least useful of all pitchers, the LR.

  115. peacecoast says:
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    lol @ the Phillie’s lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: btw this is a test of my ability to fuck up my own sp when I watch them on mlb.tv

        My first post was when stroman he had a 3 hitter after the 5th…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: hey grey while we are chatting here on this lovely afternoon here in Boston, can you reassure me that my SP staff is good ROS in a 12t mixed roto:

            Carrasco, Salazar, Stroman, Rodon, Shoemaker, J Gray, Matz, Chen, Finnegan (this week). VV on DL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s good

  116. Teddy Heater says:
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    Lamb actually has 3HR’s over the last 4 Mondays. He missed last weeks TriFecta by one day as he went yard on Tuesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does it match up to Goldy at all? Or am I misremembering? Also, Bloodline, we can talk now

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: You’re right, they’re friggin twinzie’s
        5/16- Both
        5-23-No game
        5/30- Both
        6/7 Tues – Both
        6/13- Both

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey:

            1.Monday Mashers!

            2. So what did you think about BL?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              2. Liked it a lot, love the slow burn, didn’t love the last episode… Felt like the girl from Freaks and Geeks and sad sack Kevin weren’t themselves

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: I agree one hunnit, it’s like they needed another 30 minutes or even another episode. I feel a little cheated with only 10 episodes as the show was well received. I’m sure you and Cougs have some insight as to the inner workings of things like that, but I want more, not less! I’m sorry, but sober Kevin wouldn’t of went all Flipper on the guy, drunk Kevin, much more plausible.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sober Kevin was a crazy mess, but to kill him? I would’ve believed he killed himself first, but even more so, Linda Cardenelli saying she won’t help Coach Taylor after helping him for two straight seasons rang the most false

  117. What's a Drexl? says:
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    idriselba is back, in a MUCH worse park this time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And division

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: yeppers

  118. Chicken Shack says:
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    Who is closing for the Nats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papelbon or Kelley, Rivero vs. lefties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I see, he hit the DL, Kelley

      • Chicken Shack says:
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        @Grey:
        Cool. I’m able to access the Internet today. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Jonathan A says:
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    14 team keeper… going forward… who do I keep…. McCullers or Cmart

    Can only keep 6 pitchers, thinking of keeping these 5 below and 1 from above. will trade the other

    Scherzer
    Quintana
    Carrasco
    Robertson
    Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C_mart

  120. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only. have both ends of MIL and estevez. kelley better than estevez or no(thinking there’s less of a committee there) + the fact that kelley has like a top 7 RP FIP in baseball. DC strangler to DL (and i know you saw that reference, in morning email)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: this from it being more likely that papel just walks into job again more than mcgee, or what? would seem better pitcher and better team in better park in better division, unless that speculative point i made above.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kelley was about to be replaced last night for Rivero if he gave up a hit in the ninth to a lefty; McGee hurt the knee that was surgically repaired which is bad

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: ok, makes sense. rivero/kelley (and earlier even treinen, even though he’s not close to as good) all were moved around (rivero from matchups of course), seemingly dustifiying “methods”, only fear being that dusty’s aphasia makes him just stick with one guy due to the other being too much effort (this is the guy who twice mentioned “royce harper”). i’m kidding, yr logic makes sense,

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  121. knucks says:
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    Mentioned this a bunch throughout the year, but will keep stating it, to keep my comments in context…. No fastest finger adds in my league. All available players are only added through overnight waivers/FAAB.

    Last night, I had an open streamer spot on my roster, set waiver priorities up like this:

    1. Ottavino (to add to an open DL slot)
    2. Kelley

    Surprised that no one added Kelley. I’ll put in a cheap claim for him tonight, but don’t expect to win him. The owner of the DC Strangler hasn’t spent a single FAAB $ yet, so I’m sure he’ll make the boldest claim for Kelley.

    Sad part is that I had Kelly #1, Ottavino #2 until about midnight EST, then I flipped them. So stupid.

    Anyways, my waiver claim tonight will be:

    1. Kelley
    2. VV (to add to my 3rd and final open DL slot)

    You rather have Velasquez over Duda in your DL slot right? I expect VV back before Duda, unless other news about the bicep comes out. I don’t have any needs… 12 team Roto

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @knucks: wet tail sounds very very F’d.

      • knucks says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: Yea I’m not gonna spend any $$ on him, just a cheap flier to add to the DL over Duda. Wouldn’t mind having the option to start him at home ROS, if he comes back healthy. If he doesn’t come back, he can sit on my DL, until I need to use the spot. That’s what I’ve done with Duda. I didn’t draft him. Grabbed him for free when I had an open DL slot and the owner couldn’t hold.

        This is a QS league, btw. We don’t count Wins/Losses at all. Neglected to mention that. So taking the Phildo’s shitty lineup out out of the equation… Velasquez sounds like the obvious option between the two. Though the injury looked and sounded scary, last I had read, it sounded like he could be back by the end of June.

        Anyways, thanks Gary Oldman and Grey!

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @knucks: i know i’m pretty, but i ain’t as pretty as a pair of titties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, over Duda

  122. Mookie Dookie says:
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    Been offered Salazar for Fulmer and Ozuna 14tm H2H Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • Mookie Dookie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! You the man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Nicosia says:
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    Drop , Giles, Gomez, klintzer for Kelley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Nicosia: oh man, good name, either/both from TD season 1 OR back when seemingly overnight everybody went from spelling nicasio’s name about 5 different ways to the real one (it really was about overnight)

  124. Scott says:
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    Is there a support group for save vultures? Teddy and I would like to join.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My dog?

  125. This is all about me says:
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    Is there a reason I own Matt Bush? I picked him up when he got the call bc it seems like Bannister wants him to be closer eventually, Dyson’s been solid gives up a run every few outing but doesn’t blow saves. Should I cut Bush or hold on? I just cut Giles for Estevez and Gearrin for Snell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Bush

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Ha!

  126. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Before you told me to drop Trayce Thompson for Semien. Im thinking of holding Thompson for a bit over Semien because I already have Seager… What are your thoughts?

    Pearce or Schoop for 2B?… 2B on waivers is a graveyard.

    Thanks!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      Also, what are your thoughts on Tyson Ross? Already have McGee and Darvish on DL.. and my bench has Taillon and Glasnow.. using up a lot of spaces for minor leagues and injured players.. Would you drop Tyson Ross for a 2 start streamer each week or continue to hold?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that’s fine, doesn’t feel make or break… Schoop

  127. Scott says:
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    Where is Cesar Hernandez getting this power from?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Cheesesteaks

  128. Cohen says:
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    Grey, how would u rank Maeda, Pom, Pax, Tallion ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, Pax

  129. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper OBP K/9 QS. We keep 7 players total

    Can you rate my team currently? I am in 2nd place just wondering when the time comes to trade to help my team overall, what postion or postion should I focus on and what type of players to help me to the championship.

    Starters
    C Matt Wieters C | BAL
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Adam Duvall OF | CIN
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    U Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL

    Bench
    2B Jurickson Profar 2B,3B | TEX
    3B Travis Shaw 1B,3B | BOS
    SS Jhonny Peralta 3B,SS | STL
    OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX
    DL – OF Hunter Pence OF | SF

    Starting Pitching
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Jake Odorizzi SP | TB
    SP Tanner Roark RP,SP | WAS
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS

    RP Dellin Betances RP | NYY
    RP Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS

    Bench
    SP Danny Duffy RP,SP | KC
    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Jameson Taillon SP | PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks fine, overall team doesn’t matter as much, how you’re doing in categories vs others matters more

  130. DonnieB says:
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    Would you want Andrew Mller as a saves play over Kelley? Or take the saves now and drop Miller? Also,Lawrie or Profar in a 12 team keeper? Profar might be cooling down. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Kelley for saves

  131. Nicosia says:
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    Have villar, Seager, Lindor that can all play short.

    Best stash would be Arcia,Bregman, contreras, de leon,meadows,eflin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

      • Nicosia says:
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        @Grey: Bregman or trea turner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bregman

  132. Bobbo says:
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    who starts?
    [email protected] CHW (m gonzalez)
    Freeman v. CIN (finnegan)
    russell @WAH (g gonzalez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  133. JoeG414 says:
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    Adam Berry [email protected] 30m30 minutes ago

    Pirates announce that Jameson Taillon, recalled from Triple-A Indy, will start tonight in New York. Gerrit Cole to the 15-day DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  134. Dono says:
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    Would you drop villar or Leonys for Bregman when he gets called?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  135. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord I’m absolutely clues what to do at 2nd base. Literally Piscotty doesn’t know!!
    I’ve got Travis now and he’s been yawnstipating.
    I can choose from Schoop, Baez, scooter, Ramirez,
    utley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, put him in there for 2 weeks then reevaluate

    • William Hung says:
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      @Nightmare: Schoop

  136. knucks says:
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    If we put PT aside and assume they both play/stick… rather own Anderson or Peraza for Steals?

    Peraza looks like he’ll go back down after B-Ham gets back, though Brock Holt is still on the DL with his concussion for over a month.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Was stupid of me to say put PT aside, then talk about potential PT issues for Peraza. Would think the answer is Anderson for now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Anderson is the answer with PT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Aight sweet, might find room for both and see what happens the week. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. Chicken Shack says:
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    Had an offer last week for my Trunbo for Cespedes. Dude pulled the offer before I saw it. Where would you fall in that deal? 10 team head to head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  138. knucks says:
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    I try to steer clear of this kind of Q and follow HTs advice, but having some trouble today.

    Need to pick 2 of these guys…

    Jose Ramirez @KC (C. Young) $22.1
    Tim Anderson vs DET (Zimmerman) $13.3
    Villar @SF (MadBum) $ -3.6

    Anderson is leading off again.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: CLE lineup just came out, Ramirez batting 5th again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Bench Villar. Start Ramirez and Anderson. Correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually, nah… Bench Anderson

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Tough right? I know that if I bench Villar, he gets on somehow and steals a few bags at some point in the game…

            With Anderson as my only bench bat, I’ll just be happy if he gets it going and sticks in the leadoff spot. Gotta imagine that Eaton getting on base 5 times had something to do with Ventura keeping him in the 2 hole again. Trying to not mess with something that seemed to work. Anderson benefits today, but he won’t stick there if he can’t get on base.

            Thanks as always

            • knucks says:
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              @knucks: So mad to get to my team and read the Anderson Yahoo blurb and see “…Ventura prob doesn’t want to mess with something that worked”. That’s Yahoo quoting me! Not the other way around!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Anderson’s on the bench until he shows something

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: 2nd that. Bench Anderson

          • knucks says:
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            @Cram It: Perfect! Needed the nudge. Thanks guys.

          • knucks says:
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            @Cram It: Just read that Villar is 1 for 2 with a HR against MadBum! Sample sizes don’t get much smaller than that, but thought I’d share.

  139. Dustyfingers says:
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    Considering dropping Stroman for Taillon. My other options are Duffy and Paxton but I kind want to hold them. Do I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. web says:
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    Need 22 more innings this week, who should I be starting to get there this week of my remaining options?

    Maeda @ Az
    [email protected] Tampa
    Roark @ San diego
    Paxton @ Tampa
    [email protected] Oakland
    Grienke @Philly

    Probably need to pick 3 to 4 of these

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke, Roark, Maeda, Walker

  141. Grizza3569 says:
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    Not one to pay for saves, and love Stanton, but dude is killing me. Was just offered Odubel or Pujols and Chapman for Stanton. Have OF of Springer, Cargo and Valencia. Have Paplebon (kelley), Street and Dyson already as closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Grizza3569 says:
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        @Grey:

        He offered these, would u do either?

        My Stanton and Urias for Cutch and Chapman
        Or
        Stanton for Cain and Chapman

        • Grizza3569 says:
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          Correction…

          Stanton and Urias for Cain and Chapman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cain and Aroldis

  142. OdubelBubble says:
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    my Zobrist, Joe Ross, and Snell for Arrieta (hes in last and needs to turn Arrieta into a bunch of pieces)

    Does this favor one side way more than the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Arrieta

    • knucks says:
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      @OdubelBubble: Do this, NOW!

      There is prob something useful on waivers for you to grab if you need another bat to replace Zobrist. Check the wire. See anything you like? You’ll now have room to add it.

  143. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey.
    Would you Start
    Tuesday
    L.Martin @ TB(odorizzi)
    or
    C.Gomez @ STL(Garcia)

    Wed
    L.Martin @ Smyly
    or
    C.Gomez @ Wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys…. Leonys

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you….thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  144. Will says:
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    @Grey

    Stanton and Aaron Sanchez for Cutch and Jeanmar Gomez?

    I tried for Colome and he countered with either

    Stanton for Cutch

    or

    Gomez instead of Colome

    Thoughts? I know I should move on Cutch, but which deal is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cutch and Colome

  145. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: starting Tallion where you have him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thank you FML….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t abbreviate it!

  146. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Choo or Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  147. Rick says:
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    Someone dropped Kipnis in my league should I drop Rendon for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Luke says:
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    Which side do you like here?

    Rizzo/Hammel for Marte/Hamels

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  149. quimmy says:
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    His VMART and Iwakuma for my PomPom? OBP, K/9 as extra cats. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  150. Dono says:
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    BREGMAN called up!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where do you see that?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: I can’t find it anywhere. Nothing on twitter or the other usual sources.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, nothing

          • Creepy Crespi says:
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            No movement in y! tranny trends either. False alarm?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Appears so

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: Not cool. The fantasy baseball equivalent of screaming fire in a crowded theater.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, agreed

                  • Dono says:
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                    @Grey: sorry got excited

                    • Knucks says:
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                      @Dono: Ya fired

  151. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Tyson Ross worth a stash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  152. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    A beautiful read as ever!

    Dull MI question about my 14 team 5×5 roto with OBP

    Who are the best two of this motley bunch for my 2B and MI

    Lawrie, Dietrich (current line up)
    Solarte, Scooter, Phillips, Merrifield, As Cabrera, Espinosa, H Kendrick (all on wire)

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Merrifield

      • Bravesfanintheuk says:
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        @Grey: awesome, thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. JimmyJackJames says:
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    In a 15 team roto, do you guys see any point in stashing Perkins on the DL at this point? I read today he said his shoulder hurts if he throws at 50% off a mound and no seeking a 3rd opinion. As a new Estevez owner, make more sense to stash Ottavino at this point? I’m saves desperate.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Ottavino

  154. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves

    Hold Stroman (@BAL, @CHW, CLE, KC) or drop for

    J. Ross @SD, @LAD, NYM, CIN, @NYM
    Paxton @TB, @DET, STL, BAL, @KC
    J. Gray @MIA, @NYY, TOR, @LAD, PHI
    Eickoff ARI, @MIN, @ARI, ATL, @COL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  155. Chad says:
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    Drop J. Nelson, McCullers, DeScalafani or Rodon for Paxton? 5×5 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  156. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Taijuan Walke hurt. Velo dipped to 90, then gave up a bomb and a triple and the trainer came and got him

  157. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Taijuan Walker hurt. Velo dipped to 90, then gave up a bomb and a triple and the trainer came and got him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, likely headed to the DL

  158. endershadow says:
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    12 team dynasty, keep 30, 5×5.

    If I’m rebuilding should I send Cutch for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. High Five City says:
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    I’ve been kicking myself al year over one bad draft decision (the others weren’t that bad of a choice, they just ALL got injured) in the sixth round. I’m in a rebuilding year in my 3-5 keeper points league, and the compensatory rounds are done. There are two people on the board that I want: Gregory Polanco and Michael Brantley, who will supposedly be back in mid-April. One of these guys has big potential for a breakout, the other is at least a top-40 player if he comes back healthy. I’m in the market for keepers, so I decide Brantley is a “safer” pick and move on. Fast-forward back to the present. Brantley has played all of 11 games this year, but I still have hope that he’ll be an okay pick for me so long as I get a half-year of good performance from him. The other one has just about hit his ceiling and is in the top 20 position players for the league, and I spend all of my days filled with regret.

    That long sob story being told, I’m trying to get the one who got away, and am trying to figure out a fair trade for him. Right now, I have the Rangers special, Fried Stinky Cheese with Mazara sauce. It seems like it might be a bit of an overpay, so I wanted to see if Forsythe might be better to use than Odor, or if that’s no good either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you asking Odor or Logan? Odor, it’s not close

      • High Five City says:
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        I can ask Logan + Mazara, he could use some 1B help anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For what? What’s the entire trade?

  160. OF HELP says:
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    so in a 12 team h2h weekly points mixed league -1 for a k would you drop carlos beltran for khris davis? I have ODB ( 172 pts YTD ) on the bench to fill in I guess if beltran is out for a bit. As of now beltran has scored 176 points YTD and Davis 138. just wanted your opinion. Not much more is out there really..werth, merrifield, buxton…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      yes

  161. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I will be departing the Archer-love/hate relationship. Agreed in principle to a Archer & Kipnis for Matt Carpenter deal. Upgrade my 2B!

  162. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Taillon looks good, would u drop Pom to pick him up ?

    • High Five City says:
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      Pomeranz? He’s been a top-ten pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: @Cohen Other than potential Ws, I think Pomz can outperform Taillon ROS… is Pomz really your worst pitcher?

        • High Five City says:
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          Only other Pom I can think of is Pompey, in which case Taillon would be the better dynasty pick I think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Pom will be shut down or DL’d within 6 weeks, he’s in uncharted territory

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Ah, good point

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: i also have Maeda, would u still drop Pom or Meada for Taillon? Just double checkin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pom’s much better, Maeda’s been great… Taillon has upside over Pom

          • Cohen says:
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            @Grey: thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, not easy choice

              • Cohen says:
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                @Grey: I know your so smart at this I expect u to be a fortune teller,lol

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  163. John says:
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    Bregman over Suarez right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  164. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Started Taillon tonight… against my Mets – MIXED CONFLICTED EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks so damn good

  165. 740 says:
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    Grey,

    drop Sano in 10 team h2h?
    got Yu and Cole DL already smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        my bad….thank u!

  166. Kcott Scrimmell says:
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    The complications of Taiwan’s history since 1945 have created a number of practical issues for its people. Key among these are the exact nature of Taiwanese national identity, the ambiguous international political status of Taiwan, and the difficult cross-strait relations. In Taiwan, these issues generate debate among political parties and candidates. Though the ROC renounced in 1992 the conquest of PRC-controlled territories as a national goal, there is still dispute over whether the constitution still claims sovereignty over all of the ROC’s pre-1949 territories, including Outer Mongolia and the entirety of the present PRC. In practical terms, settlement of questions such as whether the ROC identifies more as “Taiwan” or “China”, and what the exact nature of its identity is relative to the PRC (whether international or domestic), rests with the political coalition most recently elected. Meanwhile, the PRC continues to assert the One China policy, in which it is sole legal government of “China” and that Taiwan is a province of China. As a result, the ROC is not recognized as a sovereign state by most countries and is not a member of the United Nations. The PRC has threatened the use of military force as a response to any formal declaration by Taiwan of national independence or to any decision by PRC leaders that peaceful Chinese unification is no longer possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you have a brother?

      • Kcott Scrimmell says:
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        @Grey: The term brother comes from the Proto-Indo-European *b?réh?t?r, which becomes Latin frater, of the same meaning. Sibling warmth, or sibling affect between male siblings has been correlated to some more negative effects. In pairs of brothers higher sibling warmth is related to more risk taking behaviour although risk taking behaviour is not related to sibling warmth in any other type of sibling pair. The cause of this phenomenon in which sibling warmth is only correlated with risk taking behaviours in brother pairs still is unclear. This finding does, however, suggest that although sibling conflict is a risk factor for risk taking behaviour, sibling warmth does not serve as a protective factor. Some studies suggest that girls having an older brother delays the onset of menarche by roughly one year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Kcott Scrimmell says:
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            @Grey: “Gotcha” is an upbeat pop and swing dance song, which incorporates influences of motown and elements of 1960s music. It also features an electric guitar sample and a “modern, cut-up pace”. Miranda Cashin of Sunshine Coast Daily described the song as “a return to the Mauboy [we knew] before the infamous 2010 sexed-up fist-pumping album, Get ‘Em Girls”. A writer for Mix 106.5 labelled “Gotcha” as “catchy”, while Thomas Gilmore of The Music Network called it “infectious”. Beat magazine’s Simon Ubaldi described the song as “cute”, and Pop of Poprepublic.tv awarded it four stars out of five.News.com.au’s Cameron Adams viewed “Gotcha” as the “highlight” of The Sapphires soundtrack and stated that it “manages to be modern and retro all at once”. “Gotcha” earned Mauboy two nominations for the 2012 ARIA Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release. “Gotcha” debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number 50 on 20 August 2012. It peaked at number 43 in its third week on the chart and became Mauboy’s lowest charting single at the time. “Gotcha” also appeared on the ARIA Urban Singles Chart at number 11. The song was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 35,000 copies.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oy

  167. Dommattingly says:
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    C Posey
    1B Rizzo, Myers
    2B Odor, D. Murphy, Schoop
    3B Frazier, Castellanos
    SS Desmond, Suarez
    OF Stanton, Heyward, Fowler, K Davis, Ozuna, LMartin,
    Dh Gattis

    SP Cueto, Verlander, Odorizzi, Hammel, Carrasco, Teheran, Duffy, Paxton, Wacha
    RP Dyson, Melancon

    Drop anyone for Taillon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  168. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Taillon prediction halfway there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  169. Dono says:
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    Drop tajuan?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Dono: Depends. Who for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I dropped Taijuan for Duffy early last week for his 2 starts and my buddy picked him up thinking I made a mistake, especially after his home cooking at SAFECO last week – I didn’t have the heart to tell him about his allergic reaction to road starts and how he has 2 of those this week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And now he’s injured, you killed Taijuan!

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: he is???? I just saw his pitching line and figured he got taken out for that mediocre pitching line

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  170. Bbo says:
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    Start karns @tampa or Santiago @twins or wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  171. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team H2H Catagories

    Would you drop either Roark or McCullers for Taillon?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Russell: McCullers – NL East pitchers FTW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Russell says:
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        @Grey:

        How about Taillon or Snell?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taillon

  172. The JoGarza says:
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    Parra had to leave the game in a stretcher after a collision with T.Story.

    Think Ryan Raburn sees regular ABs now? In a 16-team league, might be a sneaky good add depending on the severity of the injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raburn is a lefty only guy

  173. Muskysmell says:
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    Damn, wish those K’s were a little higher but can’t complain at this outing from just his second time out on the senior circuit for Taillon…
    Would you guys believe I actually drafted him at the start of the season in my keeper league for $1? =D
    Musky is lookin like a genius!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weren’t you saying last week he didn’t look that good?

      • Muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:
        Yea, he looked very mediocre to me last week…but recency bias Grey!!

  174. Jack says:
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    Duvall/Aaron Sanchez for Marte?

    Gotta go Marte right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  175. Web says:
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    Tallion or Snell?

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Web:
      Snell is pitching for a shit team and in an AL division that gives pitching coaches ulcers.
      Go with Taillon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  176. HMM says:
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    in a 12 team h2h points league how fast would you drop beltran for khris davis ?? or hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve 6 weeks ago

  177. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Espo just keeps hitting and scoring runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I should’ve held him

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I know Mazara is the better player, but I might be forced to make the swap since Espo has eligibility across all infield positions… I’ll give it another few games and hope he’s still available

  178. Rusty says:
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    Danny Duffy or Tallion?

  179. Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    So I just streamed f’in bud Norris and he pitches halfway decent for him and Casey Kelly comes in and just diarrheas all over the mound and costing f’in Norris the win. Fucking shineblockers.

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