Adrian Beltre was promoted to the Dodgers the same year I moved to Los Angeles.  I distinctly remember listening to AM sports radio a lot that summer, and, man, did people in LA hate Beltre.  With justification too, he struggled for six seasons.  When he finally broke out in 2004 (48 HRs, .334), no one believed it.  If you would’ve told people in LA, Beltre would be a surefire Hall of Famer, they would’ve thought you were related to him.  This would be the same as now saying Nick Castellanos will be a Hall of Famer in 14 years.  Yesterday, Beltre went 1-for-5, 2 runs and secured his place in history with his 3,000th hit.  Good on, Beltre, may all your cheap beers and head remain untapped.  As for fantasy, well, doesn’t mean anything, but it’s a hat tip, while a hat pat is forbidden.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homers, hitting .221.  Now here’s a preseason Hall of Fame candidate, according to me!

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, as he bats third.  He’s hitting near-.333 in the last week, and could start being schmotatoey again after a long drought.

Jeremy Hellickson – Traded to the O’s.  Only the O’s staff could make Hellickson appear to be an upgrade.   “Let’s see, the 5.50 ERA guy will slot in right before the 5.35 ERA guy, and after the 6.25 ERA guy.  Think we got a contender now!”

Kevin Gausman – 8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.37.  Wow, this guy has turned his entire season around in a hurry.  Or in a curry, if an Indian is reading.  In the 2nd half, his opponent’s batting average is down to .258 from .317; his K/9 is up to 11 from 7.7; his walk rate is down a half a walk (which is about 45 feet); his xFIP is down from 4.90 to 3.04 and his ground balls went from 41% to 54%.  Would I grab him willy and/or nilly in all leagues?  Yes, it’s time to go back in on him.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, and third homer in the last four games.  I get the sense that Schoop will never get preseason love.  He can hit 30+ homers and .300+ and not get drafted in the first five rounds.  No idea why.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!

A.J. Ramos – 1 IP, 2 ER in the 8th yesterday.  Traded to the Mets.  Leave it to the Mets to make the most puzzling deadline move.  “Guys, we’re not going to compete this year.  It’s just not going to happen.  We need to sell off pieces.  Ooh…. The Marlins wanna give us Ramos?  Okay!”  It’s like when you go into the supermarket for eggs, and you’re like, “I know we didn’t need pearl onions, but they were on sale!”  In Florida, Brad Ziegler will close, and should be more than capable.

Addison Reed –  With the trade for Ramos, the Mets have no choice but to trade Reed.  Once again, not the greatest bargaining tool.  It’s like, “Sorry, son, you’re not going to get a car when you turn 17.”  “But you just bought yourself a new car.”  “Oh, yeah, we do have an extra car now.  Okay, you can have a car.  But you’re not having me fill it with gas.”  “But you just struck a deal with OPEC for 80 barrels of petroleum.”  “Damn, right again!”

Mitch Haniger – Sidelined after taking a deGrom fastball off his mouth.  Imagine they find a tooth on the ground, then put it in his mouth only later to realize it’s Aaron Judge’s tooth he lost the other day during a celebration.  “Um, Mitch, why do you have a piece of a picket fence in your mouth?”

James Paxton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.68.  He was wobbly as all get-out when he first returned from the DL, but he hasn’t given up more than two runs in any game in July, lowering his ERA from 3.44 on June 27th.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I told you he was a sleeper!  *slowly walks out of the room, accidentally walks into room filled with people who drafted Leonys because of me*  Oh, hey.

Troy Tulowitzki – Likely out for the year with ligament damage in his ankle.  After moving north, his leg problems have moved south.  If he heads to the North Pole, he can finally shake the injuries.

Ezequiel Carrera – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 8th homer.  Nah, there’s no Capri Sun straws being stuck in baseballs to juice them, only, ya know, a guy like Ezequiel who likely never hit eight homers in Little League is suddenly beasting.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, was hitting .095 in the last week entering play on Sunday, i.e., Pillar’s hitting has been statuesque.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two home runs (15, 16).  A Pujols by any other name would not smell as sweet.  Literally.  Pujolses are not known for their sweet smell.

Kole Calhoun – Will undergo an MRI on Monday for his hamstring.  Good news for all of you in one of those weird 30×30 leagues with MRIs as a category.

Bud Norris – 1/3 IP and his 2nd grand slam allowed in three appearances, ERA up to 3.89, up from 2.23 in a week.  Donnie Moore’s ghost caught the Angels’ bullpen collapse and finally found peace.  By the way, all the fantasy people talking about Steve Pearce hitting two walk-off grand slams in a week.  Um, cool, but Norris is owned in 50% of leagues and Pearce hasn’t been owned in 50% of leagues in two years.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.22 in two starts.  Don’t necessarily love him, but if you like him, he looks back to where he’s been in seasons past.  Velocity, Ks, walks, etc. etc. etc.  Be hesitant in shallower mixed leagues, but deeper leagues should be more confident in him.

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.92.  Hasn’t been right in about a month.  Wish the Astros would just DL him until September, and maybe we can get good McCullers down the stretch.  And for all of youse who are like, his matchups haven’t been good.  He was crushing bad matchups all year up until about a month ago, so, like Biz Markie said, I’m not even goin’ for it.

Justin Upton – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .281.  He’s hoping for a Verlander trade so he can stop being asked, “So you married Kate and took her last name?”  “Ugh, no, it’s the other Justin!”

James McCann – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The Tigers have 21 homers from their two catchers, and are nine games under .500.  Yup, weird season.

German Marquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  His home/away splits are eerily similar.  Since he sounds like a Nazi that escaped prosecution, it’s only right that we look at his splits.

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Stream-o-Nator predicted a line of 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks and no win.  A third of an inning more, two more baserunners and one less K!  C’mon, Stream-o-Nator!

Luis Castillo – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Due to having an ERA north of terrible in one league, I’m actually starting Castillo every time out, but I’d be lying if I told you I was at all confident in him.  Like a Mormon who’s misplaced their magic underpants, I got nothing else to lose.

Trevor Cahill – 4 IP, 5 ER in his first start with the Royals.  If one Royals’ member of management, fan or teammate is surprised Cahill is not good outside of Petco, I might lose my shizz, and I’m wearing spandex shorts, so it won’t be pretty.

Melky Cabrera – Traded to the Royals.  On our Player Rater, Melky has been almost three times better than Miggy.  Hopefully this knocks Alex Gordon from the Royals’ lineup, and spots him on the bench next to Olympic Strongman Drew Butera.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  This home run was an opposite field jobber over the Green Monster.  Said a’la Peter Sellers’ outtakes, “His name is Rafael, and he don’t take no jive turkey from no Western Union messenger.”

Drew Pomeranz – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.46, but had his win vacated by the Red Sox delay in trading for Addison Reed.  C’mon, Sawx, you know you want to kill Reed’s fantasy value.

Ivan Nova – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  This start was vs. the Padres, so please allow me to let out a long sigh-groan.  A sigroan, signoria, if the Pope is reading.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-3, 4 runs and three solo homers (20, 21, 22).  Why is three homers only 20-22?  Am I the only one confused by this?  As for McCutchen, the Zombino rises again.

Kirby Yates – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday.  If Hand is dealt, Kirby’s over Maton’s for the weirdest full house.

Dusty Coleman – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  He’s thirty years old and hit .209 in Triple-A.  This Padres prospect is also known as Nadir Bupkis.

Leury Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, as he hit leadoff.  Now to get Avisail back, so we can have a White Sox outfield of Garthreea, who sound like they’re from Barcelona.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Rodon – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  I might need to go to Barnes & Noble and lie down in the sports section with the Baseball Almanac for the answer to this, but are there any pitchers with an under-5 ERA?

Kyle Hendricks – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  He’s only gone more than six innings in two starts this year.  Yo, Hendricks, you middle reliever?  Cause you’re starting games, so you don’t seem like a middle reliever.  Let me know, thanks.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.87.  I legit can’t believe I made it out alive after starting Lackey in a two-start week.  Rather than knocking out his horse teeth, it makes me want to play something uplifting on his teeth like they’re a xylophone.

Victor Caratini – 1-for-4 and his 1st major league home run.  Doesn’t he sound like a leading man from the 1950s?  “The matinee with Victor Caratini and femme fatale, Jean Segura, was a lamentation of a bygone era before women were trying to work.”

Justin Wilson – Sent to the Cubs with Alex Avila for Jeimer Candelario, the almost Candy Man.  Wilson will setup Davis and Avila will backup Contreras, i.e., the rich get richer.  This will prolly put the kibosh on matinee idol, Victor Caratini, and will open up a wide field of potential replacements in Detroit to close.  I bet on Shane Greene to take over for Wilson, because the other option, Bruce Rondon, has an ERA of plus-12.  Says here, that’s not good.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Never rest on a Sunday.

Jacob Faria – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 2.93 vs. Jordan Montgomery – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 4.15.  The Regression Fairies obviously didn’t need to pee between innings.

Jaime Garcia – Traded to the Yankees, after being traded to the Twins about a week ago.  Garcia is a matchups streamer, and that obviously becomes less so in the AL East.

Greg Bird – Could return late-August.  Since Bird was about the 29th worst 1st baseman in the majors while he was healthy this year, it’s an upgrade if he replaces Chase Headley.

Aaron Judge – 0-for-4.  His average has fallen about fifty points in six weeks.  Yup.

Howie Kendrick – Traded to the Nationals to act as a Swiss Army knife and, if Dusty has any sense (questionable!), to platoon Wilmer Difo (great movie!), and Brian Goodwin.

Erick Fedde – 4 IP, 7 ER, in his 1st major league start.  Fedde wop!

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th season.  Nothing like drafting a guy for five years and being disappointed season after season only to watch him finally be productive while not on your teams.  Nothing at all like it.  Maybe accidentally slamming your foot in a car door.  That might be similar.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.75, but 2.84 on the Nats.  Dusty is the Edwin Whisperer.

Brian Goodwin – 3-for-8, 3 runs and his 11th homer.  He had schmotatoness last week, and still seems to have it.

Jonathan Lucroy – Traded to the Rockies.  Miller Park is the 8th and Arlington is the 5th best stadium in the majors for offense, so, prior to us reaching around and Jerad Eickhoff’ing each other at the thought of Lucroy in Coors, Lucroy’s made Miller and Arlington look like Yellowstone at points in his career.  The Rangers are not a bad team for runs either.  Am I bidding aggressively in NL-Only?  Yeah, I’m bidding aggressively for Lucroy, but he’s nothing but a flyer in mixed leagues until he shows something.

Vince Velasquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  Like Winston Churchill should’ve said, if you put the VV real close together it likes a W for win.

Matt Kemp – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  If I ever had a chance to interview him, I’d say, “Member when you said you were going to go 50/50?”  Then I’d laugh hysterically.

Jim Johnson – 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he entered the 8th inning of a tied game.  Hmm, I can’t tell if the Braves were trying to use Johnson in a tight spot or if they were jerking him around.  Either way, his owners better grab Vizcaino just in case.

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, a walk-off homer.  After the game, he said, “I’m just happy to help my team,” then he asked the reporter to take a photo of him wearing a Yankees hat in case he needs to tweet it out later.

Bartolo Colon – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 7.70 vs. Jharel Cotton – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.49.  This matchup was billed as, “Cotton vs. Colon:  The Cheap Man’s Cure For Diarrhea.”

Brian Dozier – 1-for-6 and his 17th homer.  Beginning to think last year’s Dozier when he hit, like, 40 2nd half homers might’ve been an aberration.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.20.  Five over-the-internet dollars says Lynn gets traded somewhere and becomes immediately unusable.

Chris Owings – Out with a fractured middle finger.  With how he’s hit over the last month, his owners would happily give him a healthy middle finger.

Robbie Ray – Hit the concussion DL after being Gallagher’d in the melon on Friday.  Ray returned to shower in the clubhouse after being treated at a hospital for the concussion, which some are saying is a good sign, but are we not at all concerned he chose a clubhouse shower rather than his house, a hotel or even the condo he takes his side pieces to?  I mean, he’s making $570,000 this year.  Is he trying to save on water bills or did he forget where his favorite shower is?  This guy is a big part of my fantasy teams, and I’m concerned!

  1. newbvic says:
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    Any tips for H2H owners with fantasy trade deadline coming? comfortably in 1st and wondering if i should buy injured players. i have kershaw and not sure what to do with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @newbvic: You wanna buy more injured players? Kershaw could be fine in a couple of weeks, but Dodgers are cruising to the playoffs, I doubt they push him

      • newbvic says:
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        @Grey: was thinking since im comfortably in a playoff spot i would buy injured players since i can absorb the loses until they come back for playoff time. would you shop kershaw in my situation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As with every trade, it depends what you can get

          • newbvic says:
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            @Grey: ugh. hate moving one of the holy trinity of sp. 2 mid tier sp of the carrasco and nelson variety enough?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t do it then

  2. FrankGrimes says:
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    You’re my hero

  3. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I wouldn’t feel bad about not owning Zimmerman. He’s had a couple weeks of production since mid May or so, and they’ve both occurred on my bench. I need to hate drop him and let someone else deal with the headache of owning him.

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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Sounds like you must be in a H2H league at the end of a few bitter weeks. Hes really only struggled at the end of june and a bit more than half of july. Are you going to be mad that he hit .283 and not .340 in June? He should be starting everywhere barring injury.

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @thatguy: From May 7 to May 28, he hit 0 HR. From June 13 to July 17, he hit 0 HR. His GB rate went from 37.7% in April to 46.7% in May, 49.4% in June, and 50.9% in July. His wRC+ in those months: 239, 132, 103, 92.

        • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop: i read somewhere about a week ago he barely had like an OPS of over .600 since early june. i’ll come back with some math prior to the 2 HR game….

          • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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            @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: from june 14th till july 26th (he has 2 2 HR games starting on the 27th july) his line is .213/.262/.319 so i was way off, it was only .581 over that near 6 weeks (some of that is all star break though). i only own him in one league, a 16 team dynasty where i was very mad to have gotten him rather than moreland in the late rounds by one pick. it’s roto so his season stands equal for me, but i’d been benching him for guys like wong/mahtook and other streamer types in that league for a while.

            • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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              @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: and thus you should trade him now that he’s had 2 2 HR games in 4 days. you certainly probably could’ve back in may, probably can soon again.

              • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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                @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: The league in which I own him is trade averse. Seriously, not a single trade this season. Lots of wire activity, though (probably why there aren’t many trades). I picked up a few Phillies and Mets this week for my SS, middle infield, corner, and U spots. Extra bonus for already owning Altherr and Conforto, and with Carpenter and Pham getting a week in two great parks, I should be golden.

                Check back next week, when I’m hanging from my bathroom door.

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: I wish. 6th place. Yay H2H

  4. H says:
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    Chris Taylor or Whit Merrifield at 2b?

    Pick 2 closers? Bud Norris, Rosenthal, or Hand?

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @H: W. Hit. Norris and …. someone else. Hand could/should get dealt today. STL is still up in the air. Shane Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Whit…Rosenthal, Hand

  5. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Madson in the 8th yesterday again, Doolittle got another save. His third one as a nat. Would you say is safe to drop Madson and grab someone like Yates in the case Brad Hand gets traded today? Or hold?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout: greene, became closer hours ago. or treinen (effectively has been for around 4 days or so), yates might be aheda of them if hand is gone though.

  6. Nitro says:
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    10 Team HTD, points, keeper league. Holds count… Which side?

    Judge for Votto and J Wilson

    • Mark says:
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      @Nitro: Votto, assuming OF deep in that league

      • Mark says:
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        @Mark: just saw Keeper – I’d stick with Judge

  7. TheConsigliere says:
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    12 team head to head, weekly lock points league. No -1 for strikeouts.

    I have Parra, Brinson, Peralta, Gyorko on my bench.

    1. How do you rank them.

    2. Should I drop any of them for Margot / Alonso / Pujols / Altherr?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TheConsigliere: I’d lose Peralta and Gyrko for Margot and Alonso

      • Mark says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: in a points legal I’d stick with Peralta over Margot

  8. marimon says:
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    Would you drop Moncada, Brinson, Kinsler, or Chris Davis for Margot?

    Also want to pick up Shane Greene (Zeigler available too). Who do I lose?

    My staff: Clevinger, Lynn, Nola, Morton, Kluber, Straily, Nova, Hendricks, Claudio, Vizcaino, Wade Davis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marimon: Brinson…. Nova, Viz

  9. Ben says:
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    I’m in a moves limit league and I’ve lost R.Ray and Kershaw over the past week or whatever. Need to pick up a starter with the idea that I may need to hold him for much of the rest of the season if Ray and/or Kershaw don’t come back.

    Options on the wire are (yuck)…

    Vargas
    Eickhoff
    Corbin
    Pivetta
    Gausman
    Hoffman
    Davies
    McHugh
    Blackburn
    Sabathia
    Edwin Jackson
    Lamet
    Leake

    Also, I own H. Ryu. Which guy should I pick up? Is there a second guy I should drop Ryu and pick up?

    Bleh.

    Thanks!

    • Lt says:
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      @Ben: he wrote everyone has to be back in on Gausman above so own him.

      • Ben says:
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        @Lt: David price was just dropped too. Worth a waiver claim?

        • Lt says:
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          @Ben: not till he’s playing but somebody is gonna tell you you don’t need to hold them just stream the matchups

    • Mark says:
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      @Ben: Gausman. I’d hold Ryu if you can’t really stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Gausman

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    there’s more verification on the viz situation:

    “Braves’ manager Brian Snitker confirmed Sunday that he would have used Arodys Vizcaino if a save situation arose.” (rotoworld)

    this bout the right order for saves only now:
    treinen/greene/viz (who’d move to 1st if there was more info in that direction)/clippard/yates/bedrosian

  11. Mike says:
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    Lol at the Robbie ray piece. i feel your pain.

    In the last week, I’ve lost ray, Clayton(who I just traded for) and strasburg to the DL. Needless to say it’s been a banner week…..

  12. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Are you still “high” on Bader ? Has a nice schedule (if he plays every day) this week. Bader or Brad Miller for this week ?
    I lost out on Devers and Hand with my $32 bids, but was the runner up. haha I did land Flores for $5 and Bader for $3 as my consolation prizes. Yes, I slotted Flores and Bader under Devers AND Hand. Dropped Wilson (holds not a cat) and Markakis (needed a change for whatever reason).
    Thanks Grey.

  13. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Sure hope the O’s trade Britton, and keep Brach, but I fear not. Angelos has no business being allowed to veto everything the g.mgr. or Buck propose. My guess is that they both go or just Brach.

  14. Ryan says:
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    So, I’ve suffered w/ the rotting carcass of Kyle Schwarber for a few months, and Lucroy and Gattis are on the wire… hold on or time to cut the corpse.

    Also, would you rank the closers: Doolittle, Greene, Norris, Hand, Zeigler, Johnson, Claudio.

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Go Lucroy…. Claudio, Hand, Ziegler

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: that because Claudio is the better pitcher or better situation? Or both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, not following

          • Mark says:
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            @Grey: sorry, Claudio over Hand and Ziegler

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              All coin flips… None are great, none are terrible… Hand is likely best pure pitcher, worst team

              • Mark says:
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                @Grey: perfect, thanks!

  15. Richard Davis says:
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    Thoughts on Jay Bruce not only the rest of this season, but the next few years when it comes to dynasty? I have a pretty competitive team(5th place out of 20), but in need of power. I could trade Taylor Trammel for Bruce straight up in this Keep Forever Dynasty. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Richard Davis: Bruce is a solid cheap option for power…I’d make that move.

  16. Connor Henry says:
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    Should I trade Mike Clevinger, Rich Hill and Marwin Gonzalez for Robbie Ray, Patrick Corbin, and Archie Bradley in a dynasty league?

    Thanks!

  17. Gregarious says:
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    Grey….weekly OPS league….start Odor vs. SEA and @MIN or Semien vs. SF and @LAA? Was leaning Semien but guessing you’d go with Odor…

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – which side do you like more in standard keep-forever leagues….

    $3 Healy or $8 Devers? (+$3 inflation annually)

    Thanks!

  19. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Soo good, man! Like the first time I watched Charlie’s Angels in the 70s!

    a. Visit from a major donor next door. So, GTG.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 31

    [Scene change, at Russian command camp.]

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘Where in my sector are the missiles being delivered?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I don’t know.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘You’re a liar.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Ooh! Uhh!’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘Where?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘All right.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘I knew you were lying. Now, where are the missles located?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Close.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘How close?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘In your ass. Oh! Uuh!’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘You’ve tried my patience long enough. [Click] I tried to be civilized. [Door opens] [Speaking foreign language] [Speaking foreign language] [Talking about John Rambo in foreign language] The name John Rambo…Do you know it?

    Colonel Trautman: ‘No?’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘He says there are plans for a rescue attempt with the help of some rebels. He also says he knows where this man is going. We will welcome him.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Aah!’

    [Poor Colonel Trautman taking one for the team! Don’t worry, Rambo is close.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        a. What’s up, man?

        b. German Marquez was always supported by two people. Can you guess who (the order is very important)?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Chillin… Waiting on deadline deals B. Germans and Marquezes

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!!!

            Two main supporters of German Marquez (in this order!!)!!

            a. Austrian Marquez

            b. Italian Marquez

            Cheers,
            Ante

            PS Japanese Marquez was a close third.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What about the Taiwanese Marquez?

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!!!

                LOFL!!!!

                Russian Marquez and People’s Republic of China Marquez said NYET to Taiwanese Marquez’s existence!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, those Chinese Marquezes!

  20. Brett says:
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    2 quick questions for the rest of the year.

    1 Bregman or Devers?
    2. Can you rank Strally, Gausman, Jon Gray

    Thanks

    • Mark says:
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      @Brett: Devers, I’d switch Gausman and Straily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: 1. Devers 2. Rank looks fine

  21. John Schwind says:
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    Need a SS. Yahoo 12 Team. E Nunez of A Bergman? Need the Lathario to make a desicion as my ego is crowding my judgement….

  22. The Fridge says:
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    Who is the drop to pick up Treinen? Nova or Lackey?

    Would you start Happ over either Nova or Lackey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fridge: Nova, no idea of Happ’s matchup

  23. Lt says:
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    Grey, I hate that the season is wearing down, you’re the man. Am I starting Nova this week at home vs SD after the masterpiece he threw there? I can start Ed Rod vs whitesox instead or Devenski but he’s failing me lately. You trade Sale for Goldy every time right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! I’d go Nova… Yeah, Goldy

  24. Murph says:
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    hey grey
    dump mccullers for gausman?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Ugh, no, but could work out if you did

  25. Benintendo64 says:
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    Need some starting pitching and I got offered Nelson Lester and Chris Taylor for Mookie. Thoughts?

    • Benintendo64 says:
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      @Benintendo64: could also do Verlander, Nelson and Taylor

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: would you take Lester or Nelson for a lesser OF? Or should I shop around for better options at SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get someone better

          • Benintendo64 says:
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            @Grey: alright thanks man. Have a happy trade deadline!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  26. msh2404 says:
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    Best saves pick up: Greene, Clippard, Ziegler?

    Howie Kendrick mixed league relevant in 12 team H2H? I’m looking for a bench bat with multi position eligibility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @msh2404: Ziegler — Howie is a platoon player who hasn’t been good in a few years

  27. Joe says:
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    Hey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7 x7. I was offered starling marte, jd Martinez and Jacob degrom for my manny machado, David Dahl and Lucas giolito. I’m finding it very difficult to trade machado in a dynasty league but this trade would put me over the edge this year as I’m hovering around first place all year even tho Dahl and manny have contributed. I could use another ace and a big bat. Is one year worth losing the two younger studs in a dynasty? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Take JD and deGrom if it helps you win

  28. The JoGarza says:
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    12-tm OBP H2H

    My Judge, Sano for his Rendon, Stanton, JD

    • Joe says:
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      @The JoGarza: I think that I would make that trade in a redraft. I may say no depending on rules of a keeper league and the affect it would have on keeper values.

  29. Joe says:
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    Rosenthal or Doolittle? Both teams should supply save ops down the stretch, which do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Rosenthal

  30. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Gausman over Straily or Nova in an 11tm roto?

  31. Milarky says:
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    Would you start Jon Gray (home against PHI) or Nova (home against SD) this week? Nova has been bad lately, but Gray is in Colorado.

  32. Skeezix says:
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    Should I go with Simmons or Semien this week at SS? Simmons has 6 games at home against PHI and OAK, and Semien has 7 games (SF, @SF, @LAA)

  33. SDub88 says:
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    Any word on whether Peacock has officially lost his rotation spot? I really don’t want to drop him because of how good he has been but I doubt he will give me much value out of the pen in a Wins and Quality Starts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SDub88: Unless someone else is sent to the DL on the Astros rotation, he was demoted to MR

      • SDub88 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks – Peacock still worth holding in your opinion or drop him for Gausman? It’s hard to cut him given how good he’s been

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop

  34. Asdf says:
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    Hi there, who are you starting in points league this week: Nova vs the Padres in PNC park, or Jon Gray in Coors against the Phillies? Thanks

    • Asdf says:
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      @Asdf: wow just noticed someone else had my exact same question above

  35. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – fantastic stuff as always…it will be interesting to see how the deadline shakes up rosters today and its always funny to read the fallout in the comments about how it impacts everyones squad…

    2 horrific matchups to start the week. Would you roll out Clevinger @ Boston and Alex Cobb @ Houston today?

    Also – keeper league (and ROS) – do you prefer Ryon Healy or Nicholas Castellanos?

    Thanks man!

  36. royce! says:
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    Drew Butera sounds like the plural of “drawn butter.”

    Hi, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Haha… You in WA yet?

  37. Brian says:
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    dynasty league. Looking to speculate on saves and get a jump on possible deals or job changes. current options are rondon, taylor rogers, blake treinen, jake petricka, ryan dull. any worth adding by dropping seung? leaning possibly treinen

  38. joeg414 says:
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    Been playing Cervelli for a week, but has really cooled own. Any of these FA stand out over him :
    R.Martin , James McCann , R.Chirinos , T.Flowers or C.Rupp.
    Single C deep 6×6 roto.
    Thanks.

  39. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Thanks for the content Grey. Who do you value more as a keeper in roto: Ozuna as an 8th rounder or Domingo as a 24th? Would be able to keep both for up to the next five years.

    Thanks!

  40. Last Man Standing says:
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    With this staff, would you…

    1. Hold
    2. Add Wacha for Nova
    3. Add Wacha for Faria
    4. Add Wacha for Taillon
    5. There is no 5 cuz I can’t drop Cobb yet and I know you hate him! Once The Astros destroy him today, he will be on my list.

    Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Cobb, Morton, Severino, Faria, Taillon

  41. Old School Brother says:
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    Drop Nick Williams for which SAGNOF delight?

    Jarrod Dyson, Mallex Smith, or Brajai Davis?

  42. Joe Quadres says:
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    So, you’re saying my 1st place team with Strasburg, Price, McCullers, Ray,, and Cahill might be in trouble?

    Lowercase yay

  43. TheTinDoor says:
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    Finally dropped Nova in my 13-teamer. Pissed at myself for waiting this long… his hot April really masked a typically bad year:

    April: 5 starts, 36IP, 3 wins, 1.50 ERA, 0.75 WHIP
    May-July: 16 starts, 100 IP, 7 W, 4.61 ERA, 1.35 WHIP

    But his season numbers have looked good well into July due to that hot start.

  44. Chris says:
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    Yoncada for…..
    F. Martes
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Willy Adames
    R. McMahon
    Ronald Acuna.

    Dynasty league. Which side????

  45. James Denniston says:
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    as a Mets fan (unfortunately) the Ramos deal makes alot of sense actually. Reed will be a FA and is about to be dealt, Familia is still on the DL and who knows what happens with him so Ramos can either pitch the 8th or close for the Mets next year depending on Familia’s health. And he cost nothing in terms of prospects.

  46. lwomack58 says:
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    Judge and Faria for Lindor and Rosenthal?
    Thank you

  47. attgig says:
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    I’m in that Leonys Martin room…… grrrrr

  48. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5 drop Logan Morrison and/or Castellenos for Gerardo Parra, Maunue Margot, Lorenzo Cain, Ryon Healy or Chris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Cast for Parra in Coors, LoMo for Cain

  49. Ashtray says:
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    How would you rank these 3 OF for next year:
    Mazara
    Fisher
    Brinson
    Dahl

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Ashtray: Counting is hard

  50. Kyle says:
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    Hold onto Happ or drop for one of these 2ndbums…
    – Hernandez
    – Dietrich
    – Difo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Difo’s been hot

  51. Brett says:
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    Do you think Avila impacts Contreras’ playing time? Would you rather Contreras or Sal Perez?

  52. Savoy Special says:
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    Yoan Moncada or Alex Bregman ROS? Thanks!

  53. TomToms says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a 11 team points league. Can you please point out the top 3 pitchers from the list below? Waiver pickups happen every Wednesday and Sunday in our league.

    Jaime Garcia (Currently own)
    Blake Snell (Currently own)
    Jerad Eickhoff (Currently own)
    John Lackey (Currently own)
    Marco Estrada
    CC Sabathia
    Ariel Miranda
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    J.A. Happ
    Kyle Freeland

    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TomToms: I’d look at matchups

      • TomToms says:
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        @Grey: Ok, decided to just drop Lackey when Strasburg comes back from DL, and keep the rest for streamers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  54. Bad Ash says:
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    Your typos and grammar are always entertaining AF, but Nazi persecution/prosecution might take the cake.

  55. Scandalous Bob says:
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    I’ve got 3 guys on DL and only 2 DL spots. Hang onto A.Garcia or drop him?

  56. Kyle says:
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    Which side:: Conforto or Lester?

    Pitching took a hit last week with Kershaw down and am living in the edge with Darvish, Wood and Hill, Ray and McCullers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Lester if you need him, it’s fair

  57. SPAPS says:
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    With Wilson being sent to the Cubbies, I am out a closer. Who do you think is the better pick up to fill in the saves void? Greene or Vizcaino?

  58. Chud says:
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    Who would you rather own in a dynasty league – Sano or Cory Seager?

    Thanks!

  59. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Do you like Gausman or Folty ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  60. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Chacin vs Min tomorrow? W , WHIP, ERA, K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  61. HomerHWBush says:
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    Who do you like ROS? Kinsler vs. Semien.

    OPS league. Other MI are Schoop and Story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  62. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to bench one of the following. Who sits?

    Conforto – 3 @ col, 3 vs lad
    Altherr – 1 vs atl, 3 @ laa, 3 @ col
    Odor – 3 vs sea, 4 @ min

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Herschel: Conforto!!!!

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

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

    (2) DL: Aaron Sanchez

    1) Ah so with only 6 adds for the week, I normally use them for streaming SPs but this trade deadline has me freaking out about when/who to drop Wilson for now!? Is Hand still the best add, or Ramos now? Or just wait it out til 4pm today?! I just don’t know how to prioritize all these RPs …

    Ramos, Dyson, Familia*, Hand, Maton, Kirby, Belisle, Bedrosian, Lorenzen, O’Day, Mychal Givens, Bradley, Swarzak, Kela, Claudio, Clippard, Barraclough, Tazawa, Vizcaino, Rondon, Blevins, Jennings, Minaya, Oh, Cecil, Robertson, Doolitle, Madson

    2) Also speaking of streaming… are there any definite streams I should be using or at least pitchers to be adding right now? I was thinking Gausman, JC Ramirez, and maybe even Clevinger but only to stash him since he was dropped, not start him?

    8/1
    Nolasco vs. PHI (5.8)
    Bundy vs. KC (-5.8)

    8/2
    M Moore vs. OAK (14.5)
    JC Ramirez vs. PHI (5.1)

    8/3
    Gausman vs. DET (-1.0)
    Bridwell vs. PHI (-2.2)
    Snell @HOU (-6.5)
    Cahill vs. SEA (-7.1)
    Newcomb vs. LAD (-10.9)
    Eickhoff @LAA (-13.2)

    8/4
    Cotton @LAA (-3.3)
    Lugo vs. LAD (-11.2)

    8/5
    L. Castillo vs. STL (5.1)
    Folty vs. MIA (-5.3)

    8/6
    Nolasco vs. OAK (9.3)
    Clevinger vs. NYY (-2.4)
    Bundy vs. DET (-6.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Ramos 2. None of these are good streamers, can grab Gausman

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Appreciate your advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Mplax28 says:
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    Corbin and Marquez for Carlos Martinez?

  65. Michael says:
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    Grey,

    i’m currently in first in my hitters league (BB do not get points) and my normal set of points men just seem to be falling flat while my bench crew though no wowing seem to consistently do better..

    This week I have left a lot of points on the bench but don’t want to make a move that ends up putting more points on the bench :)

    usually hitters – Altuve, Lamb, Blackmon, Pollack, Murphy, Turner

    Bench – Alonso, Kinsler, Thames, Granderson

    This week I was thinking of starting ALtuve, Blackmon, Pollack, Turner, Alonso and Kinsler

    Lamb has been in an 0-15 funk but has a high walk rate which doesn’t help and Murphy just seems to be regressing downwards. they also have short weeks against at team that is hot (CHC) as well as two teams with high ERA’s (MIA) (SF)

    where as kinsler and Alonso are going up against teams with high ERA’s and seem to be consistent..

    Your Thoughts? Stay with my bread and butter in Murphy and Lamb and hope they have big games against CHC or give them a week off and ride the bench players a week.

    Thanks
    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with your usual players

    • Gregarious says:
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      @Michael: I’m a Lamb owner too and decided to sit him this week if that helps. Less worried about his mini-slump and more worried that he’s got three tough lefties in Lester, Quintana and Madbum…

      Everyone knows how bad he is against lefties (OPS .551 vs. 1.009 against righties this season…)

      • Michael says:
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        @Gregarious: Yeah, I thought about that as well……I’m sticking with my usual line up except swapping Alonso for Lamb because of that and the short week.

        if it comes back and bites me then I’ll let the homeless guy up the street kick me in the nuts and yell “DON”T DOUBT GREY YEAH SHMUCK!!!” as he does it.

  66. vee says:
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    Morning Greymon, did you ever used to watch digimon? if not, search Greymon.

    anywho, Reed is pretty much a setup guy now right regardless if he goes to Sox or stays in NY?

    drop Reed for Viz? thanks and cheerio

    • vee says:
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      @vee: also forgot to mention that Kintzler might get traded… who’s next in line for the Twins? Taylor Rogers you’d see?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rogers or Belisle

    • knucks says:
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      @vee: Drop Reed for Viz. He is in Boston setting up for the Sox now. Also, about the Twins. Its Rodgers I guess. But he has given up a ton of runs the past week or so. If Kintzler gets dealt he may be the add… but I’d rather wait and see then give up a streaming spot. Unless your desperate or in a deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I haven’t…. Yes, Viz

  67. enrique says:
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    Hi Grey — I lost Owings in a 14-team roto league with a narrow bench. Can’t stash him with Springer in the DL slot. Sorry for another multi-part question but here goes:

    (1) I immediately grabbed Semien (oh, gross!). But would I be better off with Galvis, Reyes (assuming he’s not headed to the DL himself), or Wilmer Difo?

    (2) For a Rest-of-Season solution, there’s a guy in my league with an embarrassment of riches for SS-eligible players: Jean Segura, Corey Seager, and Villar, and he is very eager for pitching help. I’ve got Severino, Wood, Danny Salazar, Carrasco, Morton, and Duffy as starters. Can you see a good trade for me among those options? Maybe Duffy or Morton for Segura? That’s not enough, right?

    (3) Also, we need six starters in those league so if I did a deal I’d have to get someone off waivers. Would you take E-Rod, Corbin, or Happ? Or with those choices should I lean on the SoN for streamers?

    (4) Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien 2. Salazar for Segura? 3. SON

      • enrique says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks, Grey.

        In your opinion, is the right way to rank my current starters from best to worse Severino, Wood, Carrasco, Salazar, Morton, and Duffy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood, Carrasco, Severino

  68. Josh-NYC says:
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    Congrats to Adrian Beltre… maybe we should all pat him on the helmet and let him know what a great career he’s had.

    In terms of Yoan Moncada.. how much longer do we wait in a shallow 10 team league before we realize that he’ s actually Byron Buxton in disguise and we should kick his ass to the curb until next year?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d give Moncada another week at least

  69. GoJays says:
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    Need help picking my 3 DHs for the week, since some of them are cold, and some are just not playing regularly:

    Thames
    Deshields
    Kepler
    Buxton
    Holliday
    Solarte
    Semien
    Chris Davis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames, Semien, Davis

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Unfortunately, I need one of those OF in there – which of those OF would you roll with (Kepler, DeShields, Buxton), and which of Thames, Semien or Davis would you bench him for?

        Apologies for the confusion!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kepler, Semien

    • GoJays says:
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      @GoJays: Correction – I meant Simmons instead of Semien.

  70. Jon says:
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    Which side in a keeper league?

    A) Lindor, Thames and Lucroy

    B) Bogarts and Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  71. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Miguel Cabrera or Donaldson for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  72. Tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ros- merrifield or inciarte? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  73. Jake says:
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    No question today, just a shout out for the “Being There” reference. Do you know Rafael? LOL!! For those who haven’t seen it, they are missing out on a classic movie.

    Also, as one who once wore the “Mormon magic underpants”…nice shot.

    Carry on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  74. peacecoast says:
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    drop nick williams, grichuk, parra for any of cfrazier, brinson, wilmer, dominic smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams for Frazier

  75. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    Should be an interesting day! Or not. We shall see. Trade Simmons to get Odor? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup! I’d take Odor

  76. Jim says:
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    Would you drop an ice cold Benintendi for a blazing hot Manuel Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  77. Jon says:
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    Keeper league – Josh Bell or Lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  78. knucks says:
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    Buster O is talking about Norris and D. Hernandez possibly getting moved. So if you don’t have Blake Parker/Bedrosian on the radar, I’d keep an eye on them all you SAGNOF-ers out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I don’t want any of them

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Haha agreed, don’t want alot of the spec guys on my roster. Hoping to drop alot of them when the deadline passes.

      Grabbed Parker after roster locks 30 mins ago. Dropped a batty call. Bedrosian was owned already. Prob be dropping Parker by 4:01 PM EST. Churn and burn baby!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: It sounds like Kintzler will def be gone. But the MN pen looks less exciting to me than the LAA one (if both Norris and Kintzler are dealt).

  79. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you start Nova at home vs SD (yes, another Nova question) or Clevenger for 2 starts at Boston and at home vs NY. I was reluctant to start him in Beantown until I saw he was facing Fister. Plus they suck at hitting right now. It is a 10 Team H2H Points League where SPs can get you decent points. I have the Cleaver starting, but I wanted to run by you.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: Oops, f’n early game started already, so my team is locked. I guess I am swing the Cleaver in Boston. I am thinking this one will hurt. You can still break the bad news to me.

      Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully it works out

  80. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    One more Grey if you don’t mind. Didi or Semien going forward in 12 Team H2H with Holds and OPS. I have Didi, but figured I would ask with all of the Semien talk lately.

    And yes, fingers cross for Clevenger. I can only hope he sucks less than the Fist.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  81. MeatBall says:
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    Some SAGNOF-y ranks? Treinen, Vizcaino, Ziegler, Claudio, Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin…. Treinen, Ziegler

  82. Nico says:
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    Sup Grey! Are you plugging Ray in for a weekly lineup lock this week? He gets off the DL Saturdayish, but will they pitch him before, say, Tuesday? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hoping Ray returns by next week

  83. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Dud Norris nightmare may soon be over; he’s likely traded today. So glad I essentially gave away Rosenthal a week ago to clear roster room and hurt the team behind me in the overall standings.
    I was all happy late last night that I was going to share my Fedde Wap nickname with you this morning, and then the write-up saw that you’d beaten to the punch. Well done.

    In light of this can we at least call Harrison Bader “The Master Bader”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Master Bader — nice!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: I called him that last friday so yes Master Bader it is

  84. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I think its time to drop Casilla. Who is the pickup here?
    S.Greene
    A.Vizcaino
    K.Yates
    B.Ziegler
    B.Treinen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treinen

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Liked the peter sellers reference. The party is one of my all time favourites

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great movie!

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Just curious where Neris would rank there? I know that they are pretty much coin flips but are you still taking Treinen there?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly go Neris, no sure things

              • dubjay says:
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                @Grey:
                Yeah. fair enough. Any would be an upgrade on Casilla

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Casilla is no longer closer

  85. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    Your opinion what will be Brittons role if he gets traded to the Indians. Closer or set up guy. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Setup would be my guess, but not clear

  86. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    With McCullers being unstartable right now and quite possibly for the rest of the season, is he a drop in a shallow league? I’d stream, and already have Degrom, Wood, Nelson, and Quintana. Normally, I wouldn’t ask and would just do it, but I’m a believer in Lance’s talent. He’s not right and they’re definitely going to limit his innings down the stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sadly

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Sigh. Rough decision. Thanks for the input. I’m never gonna Lance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm. I’m never gonna Lance again, the way I Lanced with you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahaha

  87. Scott says:
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    Roark or gausman Ros? Roark has cubs next but his schedule after is miami, Mets, Phil a couple of times and even San Diego once. I think his only bad matchup are the cubs and Dodgers rest of way. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  88. Scott says:
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    Most saves ros: vizcaino, neris, bedrosian, treinen, casilla, yates. Greene and hand are owned. Hand should get dealt right? I sat on him b/c I thought he would be moved by now. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he might… neris, Treinen

      • DonnieB says:
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        Rosenthal above all those guys? Does he actually have closer job? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s the Cards closer

  89. Last Man Standing says:
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    I need runs, average, walks and less K’s in a ten category hitter no league. I do not need RBIs or steals necessarily. Wire is brutal as I missed on Phillips, Semien and Cesar today. Best of the rest are: Markakis, N Williams, Margot, Thames, Addison. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  90. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – I have a second question for today…

    In a saves and hold league….who do you like ROS – Matt Bush or what seems like the now closer in Shane Greene?

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

      • Rosterbating says:
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        @Grey:

        You’re the man! Thank you…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer in an OBP/SLG keeper league?

    Jose Ramirez + Sale

    Springer

    I feel the Springer side is better but having a hard time bridging the gap to make it fair. Other guy has Manny, Bellinger, Altuve, Judge, Cesp, and C Mart. Any of those in addition to Ramirez and Sale seem fair to you for Springer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale side — In addition? Huh?

  92. philip lutz says:
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    Roark or Nova going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  93. Juan says:
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    Grey,
    I cant make playoffs this year so i an in selling mode for next year.
    12 team keeper league. H2H.
    We can only keep 10.

    These are my keepers:
    Belinger
    Trea
    Moncada
    Xander
    Mazara
    Ian Happ
    K.Seager

    Mccullers
    Taillon
    A. Wood

    i also have Honeywell and Alex Reyes.

    I was offered Max Scherzer and Cespedes 4 Wood Mccullers Taillon.

    is that deal worth it? Age worries me in this deal. Max is 33. a lot of milega in that arm no? and cespedes is an injury waiting to happen every time.

    is i make that deal i can keep reyes.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can’t make playoffs this year, I wouldn’t trade for the two oldest guys in the trade

  94. Benintendo64 says:
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    Someone cut bait with Cargo in my 14-team league, worth a flier? Potential drops are grichuck, JBJ, Desmond, Lonnie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Lonnie

  95. Fogimon says:
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    Please rank these starts;

    Faria vs MIL
    Hendricks vs WAS
    JVargas @ BAL
    Wood @ ATL
    Keuchel vs TB
    VV @ COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Keuchel, Hendricks

  96. Scott says:
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    14 team dynasty league

    A) Who are your two favorite adds from the hitters below
    B) Should I drop Jose Bautista for any of them?

    Brian Goodwin, Lucas Duda, Leonys Martin, Mitch Moreland, Matt Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Chapman, Duda B. Sure

  97. trailor park boy says:
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    Should I start clev at boston today?
    Also im thinking in dropping one of these guys for offense, Honeywell, straily, clev, or Corbin. Im in a keeper, and dont need wins at all, but I do need era, strikeouts, whip and walk ratio. So honeywell could help me out later. Its a 13 team keeper points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • trailor park boy says:
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      @trailor park boy: oi could drop fiers, I would bepicking up matt chapman, Bour, or margot, maybe a wouldbe closer.

  98. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Granite or DeShields for SAGNOF rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  99. Fogimon says:
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    Please rank these starts;

    Faria vs MIL
    JVargas @ BAL
    VV @ COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  100. Fogimon says:
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    Wolverine & The Incredible Hulk vs. Captain America & Thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Are we talking ROS?
        Wolverine and the Hulk

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what you’re saying

  101. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Moncada for Carlos González or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  102. knucks says:
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    Sonny to the yanks looks done.

    Mateo, Fowler, Kaprielian to Oakland. Can’t wait to hear Ralph’s take…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  103. Chud says:
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    ROS SS: Didi, Simmons, DeJong
    ROS hitter: LoMo, Pham,D.Santana, Souza

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi… Domingo

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        Dynasty trade offer: I give Xander n get DeGrom?

        Trade deadline! Love it! Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  104. chris pierce says:
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    If Astros land Britton, Gilles becomes useless?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe not

  105. vee says:
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    Any more handcuffs to be aware of for these last 20 min before the closers get shipped?

    Norris – Blake Parker
    Kintzler – Taylor Rogers
    Britton – Brach

    • knucks says:
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      @vee: Hand, Yates…

      But looks like Hand will stay in SD I guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedrosian

    • vee says:
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      @vee: there goes Kintzler to…. WHOA Nats?

      ok then. Taylor Rogers been shaky lately.. still the go-to guy im guessing?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Belisle

  106. William Hung says:
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    Phillies trying to destroy Neris’ arm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right

      • DonnieB says:
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        Dusty managing the Phils now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  107. Mike says:
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    Hey Gray!

    1) Drop Wilson Ramos for Castillo/ Martin/ Mccann / Pina?
    2) Drop Ian Happ for Cesar Hernandez/ Difo / Spangenberg / Flores
    3) Drop Ender Inciarte for Margot?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Castillo 2. Cesar 3. Sure

  108. Matty says:
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    In a 6×6 H2H dynasty I’m going to call up either Margot or Zimmer. Who do you like better for the rest of the season?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  109. Waiver it up says:
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    I’m frustrated with slumping hitters crowding my bench, and the league is SUPER slow to execute trades so I’ve been fairly limited to the wire. Any advice for straight drops/waiver pickups?

    (12 team roto 6×6 with OPS and QS, using SV+H. 3 players can be kept)

    My slumpers: Y Molina, Morrison, Trumbo, Benintendi, Reynolds (somewhat)

    Wire hitters: C Santana, O Herrera, K Suzuki, Bregman, R Davis, Rupp, Margot, Mallex Smith, Pina, M Chapman
    Wire pitchers: Marquez, Suter, Cashner, Yates, Belisle, Hunter, Vincent, Ramos

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina for Pina; Morrison for Odubel, Margot for Trumbo

      • Waiver it up says:
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        @Grey: Just because your ordering is different in a few places, I want to make sure I’m right: drop Molina, Morrison, and Trumbo, pick up Pina, Odubel, and Margot. Yes? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  110. peacecoast says:
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    pick up dominic smith? if he gets the call is he an immediate grab?

    • Ashtray says:
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      @peacecoast: Great hitter, mediocre power. How bad do you need a young James Loney on your squad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      James Loney type, I went over him last week

  111. Willy says:
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    Looking for Owings replacement at MI and wire quite thin. Leury Pearce Ketel Walker Solarte….which are ur top 2? Thx G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ketel, Pearce

    • knucks says:
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      @Willy: FYI, Ketel is away on leave for now. Believe I saw that his mom passed away in an accident. RIP.

  112. John Holden says:
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    Hello all,
    12 team h2h 7 player keeper league.
    I gave up Xander, Thor, devers and Grienke.
    I received, Manny, Zimmerman, Cain and Corbin.
    What do you guy’s think?
    Healy has been struggling, so I needed an upgrade at 1st base.
    My pitching staff is still somewhat solid as I wait for Kershaw to come back.
    Carrasco
    Paxton
    Hill
    Maeda
    Corbin
    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair enough

  113. Ashtray says:
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    Does Fisher now get the job full-time with Aoki getting shipped out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  114. Brian says:
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    who closes in min? rogers or belisle or other?

    • knucks says:
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      @Brian: Per the monkey… “Site is down from all the traffic. But we like Belisle, then Hildenberger for the Twins. Club hasn’t said anything yet, obviously.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisle

  115. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who gets the most saves ROS in Minn now that Kintzler gone?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: I’ll take the answer you give to Brian.

  116. Armchair QB says:
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    Rizzo or C Seager in obp keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • Armchair QB says:
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        @Grey: What about Rizzo/Abreu for Seager/Sano?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo

  117. ryanoger says:
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    David Robertson or Tony Watson for holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  118. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    I got petricka but I would like to own one more closer in an AL only 12 team 7×7 Holds/QS

    Kintzler gone, rogers been terrible, who do you like Hildenburger, belisle, duffey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisle

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

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

    (2) DL: Aaron Sanchez

    Alright I’ve got 4 adds left after adding Gausman and Ramos today so now that the trade deadline has passed, should I be picking up any of the following RPs over Betances immediately or I can wait til I can DL McCullers and drop Sanchez to have a extra spot and hold Betances but either way should I definitely be owning Hand and/or any of these guys? Sorry if I seem repetitive but just looking for confirmation here…

    Hand, Greene, Claudio, Clippard Belisle, Hildenberger, Rogers, Vizcaino, Dyson, Familia, Barraclough

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Scratch that, someone literally picked up Greene and Viz so I just dropped Sanchez, DL’d McCullers, and grabbed Hand!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cool

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: Ha yikes so does “Cool” mean that was the best move? Or nah?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You said, “so I just dropped Sanchez, DL’d McCullers, and grabbed Hand!” I said Cool, is there a question?

            • ebudz says:
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              @Grey: Ohh yeah that was a reply to my original comment/question:

              “10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
              W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

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

              (2) DL: Aaron Sanchez

              Alright I’ve got 4 adds left after adding Gausman and Ramos today so now that the trade deadline has passed, should I be picking up any of the following RPs over Betances immediately or I can wait til I can DL McCullers and drop Sanchez to have a extra spot and hold Betances but either way should I definitely be owning Hand and/or any of these guys? Sorry if I seem repetitive but just looking for confirmation here…

              Hand, Greene, Claudio, Clippard Belisle, Hildenberger, Rogers, Vizcaino, Dyson, Familia, Barraclough”

              So then I updated it with:

              “Scratch that, someone literally picked up Greene and Viz so I just dropped Sanchez, DL’d McCullers, and grabbed Hand”

              So I guess I was just wondering if I made the right move or not ..

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes, it is the right move

  120. vee says:
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    There goes McCullers on the 10 DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  121. Steve says:
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    Belisle or Dyson?

    Need Saves down the stretch

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisle

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: Belisle over Neshek or Bedrosian?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neshek

  122. Jon says:
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    Holding Madson and Justin Wilson right now and don’t need two set up guys – which one goes?

  123. NapoliHeadedHoes says:
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    Hey Grey! What’s your thoughs on the value of Darvish since he’s going to a much friendlier pitchers park at Dodgers Stadium and the NL West as a whole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over in the notes tomorrow

      • NapoliHeadedHoes says:
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        Sounds great!

  124. dustyfingers says:
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    Drop Kinsler for Alonso or Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  125. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Rosario coming up finally , think it is worth dropping Adrelton Simmons for him?

    Thanks!

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Sava21887 says:
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    12 team dynasty H2H

    Have bunch of closers, not deep in starters

    Gray, Stroman, Taijuan, Faria, Cueto dl, Alex Reyes Dl, triston McKenzie minors

    Giles, Herrera, rosenthal, bud Norris, Doolittle

    Lose one of them for luke weaver in case he stays after wainwright returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  127. JP says:
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    Trade Braun/Cespedes/Odor for Trout/Didi/Schwarber (would replace Avila at catcher)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  128. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) which pitcher do you drop? Kyle Hendricks, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Castillo
    2) which batter do you drop? Amed Rosario, yoan moncada, Paul dejong

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery…. DeJong

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

    My current staff: Strasburg (DL), McCullers (DL), Carrasco, Paxton, Nola, Hill, Berrios, Erod, Nova

    Holland, Diaz, Rivero, Rosenthal, Familia (DL)

    1) So Nova and Erod have been garbage lately. Would you stick with either one or drop both (Erod gets the CHW this week and Nova gets SD[again]) for the following:

    Gausman DET, @LAA, @OAK, LAA, @BOS, SEA
    Castillo STL, SD, @CHC, @ATL, PIT, @PIT
    Ryu @NYM, @SD, @DET, @PIT, @ARI
    Velasquez @COL, NYM, @SD, @SF, CHC, @MIA
    Rodon @BOS, HOU, @LAD, MIN, DET, TB
    Corbin @CHC, @SF, CHC, @HOU, @NYM, SF

    Also…would you continue to hold Familia on your DL with only 2 DL spots and 3 DL eligible players (Familia, Strasburg, McCullers) knowing that’s Strasburg could come off the DL this week. Maybe wait a couple of days for an update on his recovery (threw this weekend with positive results)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Both — Gausman, Castillo 2. Yes, hold Familia

  130. Keeper question says:
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    Can you please rank Paxton, Strasburg, A. Wood:

    1) This year

    2) in a keeper league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Stras, Wood 2. Stras, Pax

      • Keeper question says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Keeper question says:
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        @Keeper question: @Grey: Where would Archer fit in there, both this year and keeper?

      • Keeper question says:
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        @Grey: Grey, just bumping because I think my question below got skipped (about where Archer would fit in), thanks!

          • Keeper question says:
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            @Grey: great service! Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  131. Jon says:
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    Who do you prefer – Madson or Justin Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. berrios/dickerson for marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  133. Mike Devereaux says:
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    now that the dust has settled which closer would you go with – Hand or AJ Ramos?
    Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  134. Mark says:
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    Man, I hate seeing Yu get traded and I don’t even know if the Rangers got anything good back. Just sold my top SP for bats and streaming throughout the playoffs (still have Paxton and Nola). I got Bellinger, Dozier, and Beltre for Wood, McCullers, and Carrasco. It was tough but did I do ok? Stream on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  135. jaybo903 says:
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    10 team H2H OBP Keep 5

    Polanco was one of my keepers. Assume it’s time to cut ties with Mccullers joining the DL? Is Polanco worth holding at all?

    • Mark says:
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      @jaybo903: assuming no DL spot? Polanco could be back end of this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Polanco

  136. Alex says:
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    So many RP questions today! Here’s another:

    Who are your top 3 in a SV/HD league right now? Reed, Treinen, Greene, Belisle, Neris, Baez, Yates

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Baez, Greene

  137. jason batteiger says:
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    site was all dicked up for a bit there. good now (tried multiple computers so it wasn’t me)

    anyhoo,
    1. only had to drop one guy, kintzler for greene in 12 teamer dynasty with saves only, they are slow there, ziegler/belisle/trienen all available, hold here i’d guess? i already have rodney/chapman/colome as well. this one is dynasty with expensive chapman (near 30 out of 330), rodney/colome (both $10) and anybody gotten off FA is $10.

    2. 12 teamer h2h redraft, have osuna/norris/greene/treinen/viz. can hold greene or norris in a SP slot (4 max RP slots). dropped clippard for greene last night, thinking that was good idea.

    3. same as in #2. hold all those or grab belisle? rogers was just added

    4. 14 team saves only dynasty. 3 spots max (but can slot greene into SP slot) roto. have greene/clip/ziegler/e.diaz. drop one of clip or ziegler for belisle. clip/ziegler have been worse tha belisle lately and WSOX probably aren’t winning too many games.

    5. 14 team h2h redraft have all of rivero/kimbrel/treinen/viz/clippard for 4 total spots. who’s first drop when i need a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Greene 3. Hold 4. Hold 5. clipp

  138. H says:
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    Drop Arica for Amed Rosario? Pts league, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) Had traded off all of my closers in last month. Now thanks to you I have Greene, Treinen, Doolittle and Vizcaino primed and ready for action. Just sharing…..!

    2) 15 team Roto.
    Give: N Mazara (prob plus A Cabrera or Fisher)
    Get: K Maeda (plus someone i will drop to make up the numbers on the trade)

    Fair? or is Nomar worth more.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Worth more

  140. The JoGarza says:
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    Mega trade in a 12-tm H2H OBP redraft

    judge, Sano, Brinson, Devers, Manaea, PEacock

    For

    REndon, JD, Stanton, Darvish, Hand

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

    My current staff: Strasburg (DL), McCullers (DL), Carrasco, Paxton, Nola, Hill, Berrios, Erod, Nova

    Holland, Diaz, Rivero, Rosenthal, Familia (DL)

    1) So Nova and Erod have been garbage lately. Would you stick with either one or drop both (Erod gets the CHW this week and Nova gets SD[again]) for the following:

    Gausman DET, @LAA, @OAK, LAA, @BOS, SEA
    Castillo STL, SD, @CHC, @ATL, PIT, @PIT
    Ryu @NYM, @SD, @DET, @PIT, @ARI
    Velasquez @COL, NYM, @SD, @SF, CHC, @MIA
    Rodon @BOS, HOU, @LAD, MIN, DET, TB
    Corbin @CHC, @SF, CHC, @HOU, @NYM, SF

    2) Also…would you continue to hold Familia on your DL with only 2 DL spots and 3 DL eligible players (Familia, Strasburg, McCullers) knowing that’s Strasburg could come off the DL this week. Maybe wait a couple of days for an update on his recovery (threw this weekend with positive results)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t I just answer this?

  142. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    16 team h2h with 6 keepers and OPS/hits/holds/QS added
    C zunino
    1B GOLDY
    2B ODOR (well maybe a keeper)
    SS SEGURA
    3B TORENADO
    OF (3) pollock/schebler/sunday santana
    util (2) alonso
    BN
    DL trumbo
    NA mcmahon (1 slot)
    SP conley/sabathia/wood/pomeranz/rodon/morton/chacin (probably eventually want 8 SP/6 RP rather than the 7/7 i have now, wanted some closer clarity before i drop one)
    RP rivero/norris/clippard/betances/j.barnes/yates/phelps
    i already dropped heyward to grab mcmahon over meadows, now with 2 moves left on week. need 2 bats, one has to be an OF, and need RBI’s very badly:
    7 day tron numbers ():
    – lind (-5.4, 2 lefties, but he’s been better than that for a while)
    – mahtook (-3.2 but he’s also been better)
    – pearce (it LOVED him last week, 4.3 and solid RBI’s)
    – a-jax (-1.7)
    – semien (6.8, he’s probably one of the adds, he’d also make effectively a backup SS/2B since i could move segura to SS for odor off days)
    – flores (IN COL for 3 days, albeit we only have 4 moves per week, me 2 now and need 2, 8.2)
    -goodwin (.3)
    can’t go flores and semien though, need at least one OF.

  143. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    i’m seeing some news to the effect (after i saw somebody mention it above that he might be back end of week) that brocktune might be back end of week. no news to an exact date yet, however in this league somebody might beat me to this and he was hitting very well before he got DL’d yet again (i drafted him thinking his discount with the shoulder thing was AWESOME, turns out not yet)
    C martin
    1B au rizz (gonna be a damn bitch if he goes DL too)
    2B odor (waivered him JUST in time less than a month ago)
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) c-sant (1B, FINALLY decided to start 2017 season), souza, braun
    util (2) fisher, n.williams
    BN cargo 2 (TEX), arcia, chapman
    DL chisenhall/treat urner
    NA hoskins
    drop gomez or n.williams (finally gone cold and according to ralph’s scouting the dude has no plate recognition of ANY kind, once pitchers adjust he might be dead in the water, takes no BB’s either) for brocktune?

  144. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey stream either tomorrow?

    taillion home vs Reds

    maeda away vs Braves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  145. Nitro says:
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    ROS, Rosario over:
    Gennett
    Donaldson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  146. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    AL/NL only waiver questions. i had ALL the trade deadline guys come off waivers at same time (we use message board waivers as this is done in yahoo and only way in yahoo to not lose your players midseason from real life trades is to have entire player universe be in play and i just have to police people from adding opposite league, it is hard during the draft of course)

    1. darvish was gotten by the #1 waiver in NL only. with my order being lucroy/j.wilson/kintzler
    having flowers (pina/d’arnaud in FA as well), and this bullpen neris/phelps/knebel/vizcaino (one of rare spots where i didn’t want viz to close) is lucroy worth the #1

    2. AL only with reed. this bullpen: j.wilson/giles/tepera (added today over j.smith as he’s back in 8th inning)/rogers reed over tepera i guess for now as rogers could close here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Sure

  147. Mark says:
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    Semien or Rosario? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  148. Brett says:
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    Arrieta or fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  149. Wood says:
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    Wood or Archer, Herrera, Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • Wood says:
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        @Grey: thanks, fair in a keeper though? I think you said Archer over Wood in a keeper above.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s fair

  150. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    Hi Grey. Asked earlier about Getting Odor for Simmons but I’m trying to improve on that. What do you think about getting Odor. Staring Marte and Edwin Diaz for Lindor instead. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good to me

  151. What up Grey! Who do I drop for Rosario?

    Zimmer
    DeJong
    W.Flores

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  152. Thanks Grey, Get a bite! Appreciate your time!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  153. H says:
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    Odor or Merrifield ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  154. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Pick 2: Rodon, Clevinger, Straily, Marquez, Bridwell, Bauer- 11 tm roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Clevinger, could be Rodon 2nd

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: We’ll see how Rodon fares in Boston. I’ll hang on to Clevinger for now. Thanks!

  155. Scott says:
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    Fisher or brinson ros? Aoki traded so one less outfielder in hou. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  156. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Drop Trumbo? if so, who would be your top choice of these… (position does not matter)

    Altherr, Odubel, Moncada, Zimmer, Devers, Rosario

    Thanks!

    • Russell says:
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      Brinson available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  157. Jimbo says:
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    Crush or Alonso ROS – OBP?

  158. mrbaseball says:
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    Offered Ian Happ for Clint Frazier in dyansty league

  159. Our league has limited waivers (once per week), and I was able to get Doolittle as my backup closer (Giles, Osuna, Knebel). Depth is pretty important in our league, but I could use a solid starter and I’m trying to snag Taillon or even Samar#$%Q# for him. Thoughts on that return? I’m still not even convinced Doolittle will keep the closer job.

  160. Jon says:
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    Bregman or Polanco in a dynasty league?

  161. Philomath says:
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    Any love for Ketel One Marte? I’m staring at him and Semien in the waiver.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      @Philomath: grey’s added him in his own league(s) or already had him in deep as shit NL onlies.

  162. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Looking for the best SP keeper to trade for; rank the following:
    Severino
    Alex Wood
    Gio
    Robbie Ray
    Ervin Santana
    Jimmy Nelson
    Lynn
    Sonny Gray

  163. Tired says:
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    Keeper league, (12 team, keep 10) Rendon or Keuchel and Kimbrel? ROS and going forward?

  164. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    treinen looks fine, induced shitty contact twice in first 2 batters. only bad part is he was nowhere near the plate for the first 3 pitches. fine afterward. 3rd batter span got unlucky with RF lineout, but 1st guy got equally lucky with garbage high hopping groundball over pitchers head for a single. 2nd batter could’ve easily been a double play, hit too weakly. decent movement, low in the zone mostly on the strikes thrown.

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