Since there were no games this week and players haven’t been able to get hot or cold or humid, this Buy/Sell is going to be slightly different.  This Buy/Sell includes some players that are owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Okay, that’s not different for the Sells, but it does change the Buys.  The other day on our podcast I was asked by JB, “What is the USA Today?”  Because JB was born in the 2000s.  But I was also asked by him who is my biggest buy of the 2nd half.  For that I said, “Um, well, I have to say, actually, actually, actually, my biggest buy is, uh, um, hmm.”  Spit it out, Grey!  You know how your own voice sounds weird?  I wonder if that holds up for the Movie Trailer Guy.  Any the hoo!  My biggest buy was Adrian Beltre.  For s’s and g’s, I looked at Beltre’s 2nd half from last year, it wasn’t great — six homers, zero steals, .308.  Last year, he had 19 homers for the full season and he has 7 homers right now.  So, I don’t think the power is going to come roaring back like he’s Mickey Maris in 1927 with Barry Bonds’s personal trainer.  In my top 100 for the 2nd half of 2015 fantasy baseball (say that fast 117 times!), I gave Beltre 11 homers.  That feels optimistic, but doable.  His fly balls are more or less fine from last year, but he’s getting unlucky with his HRs per fly balls even though his home run distance isn’t terrible.  He’s also been crazy unlucky with his BABIP.  It’s sitting at .263, which would be his lowest since 2003.  Basically, he’s hitting a line drive to the gap and a squirrel is grabbing it, flipping it to an outfielder and Beltre’s being called out because the ball never touched the ground.  If I were struggling at corner and need to take a gamble, I’d trade for Beltre and watch the good times Esther Rolle!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Carlos Santana – I’m harping like your dead guinea pig on a harp in heaven about Santana having a better 2nd half, but I was doing the same thing last year too, and he did bounce back to have a nice 2nd half.  By the by, your dead guinea pig is doing well and says hello.  I must end this seance now.

Carlos Gomez – As I said in the top 100 for the 2nd half, I’m likely just saying Gomez can be better because of what he’s done in past years vs. what he’s done this year.  If there’s one guy I could see getting traded and being huge for six weeks on a new team, it’s Gomez.  I mean in real baseball.  If he’s traded to your fantasy team, I hope he goes on a six-week tear, but Gomez likely won’t know about the trade.  Unless you’re standing outside his house with a fantasy team jersey.

Jose Abreu – This is strictly a Rest of the Season Player Rater buy.  The ROS PR is produced by using Steamer’s projections which are routinely considered the best in the business, so it likely knows more than us, but I honestly don’t trust Abreu for a bounce back.  So it’s your call:  human with a glorious mustache or a machine?

Billy Hamilton – More on Hamilton below.  I promise.

Ken Giles – Last year around this time, I said Papelbon is rumored to be traded at any moment, so grab Giles, and here we are a year later talking the same jizzazz (hmm, that word looks weird).

Jeremy Jeffress – I almost called him Jeffrey Jermess.  I am silly!  (And dopey.)  Do you know what they call a Jewish American Princess who is a germaphobe?  A Jermess.

Jim Johnson – Welcome to the big time, Johnson!  Which is something I’ve never heard before.

Arodys Vizcaino – There’s rumors that Johnson might be traded, so Vizcaino is likely the handcuff.  The Braves trading their closer makes sense, but David Aardsma could also sneak into the closer role, so it’s far from a clear picture and likely shouldn’t be posted on Instagram.

Jason Motte – Oh, man, you guys have the reaction time of Brad Pitt in True Romance.  Motte’s getting saves, people!

Ervin Santana – This is more of a Stream-o-Nator pick for his next start.  You know the Stream-o-Nator, it’s the designated driver for the Hitter-Tron, when Tron overdoes it on motor oil and starts running around naked in a junkyard.

Andrew Heaney – I keep talking about how much I like Heaney, but how he could get bumped from the rotation when Weaver returns.  Well, checkmate (not using that right)!  Reports are saying Shoemaker could be bumped instead, so I’d grab Heaney.

Aaron Nola – I already stashed Nola in one deep league (though, honestly, I drafted him in March and have had him all year).  Not totally sure why the Phils haven’t called him up yet, but, knowing the Phils, they prolly think they traded Nola away years ago.  What makes Nola attractive is his high cheekbones, and his great control.  He looks capable of a very low 2 BB/9, which means if he gets hit in the majors, the damage will likely be contained.  The excellent news is he can touch 96 MPH on his fastball.  Since he pitches in the NL East, he’ll be an add in every league once he’s called up, so if you want to get a jump on your leaguemates, grab him now.

Kyle SchwarberMiguel Montero jammed his thumb and is out six weeks.  Reminds me of the time Marion Barry jammed his thumb on a crack pipe and screamed bloody murder.  Or maybe I’m thinking of my maw-maw’s marionberry jam.  Tomato-tah-moo-toe!  Schwarber was called up and is ready to do damage like every Schwarber in the world that isn’t a pharmacist (none).  If you need me to explain who Schwarber is, then I have a question for you, how much do you spend on electricity to light under that rock where you live?  Prospect Mike just ranked Schwarber on his top 50 prospects list-a-ma-whosie and Schwarber has a chance to be the biggest call-up left this year for redrafts and I would grab him in every league and this is the world’s longest sentence, congratulate me.

C.J. Cron – I drafted Cron on multiple teams and he was my last round pick that I thought could’ve hit 30 homers.  Think a very cheap Brandon Moss.  Call him Cheap Moss.  Unfortch, things happened to Cron, namely The Sciosciapath, but he’s back and hitting (and playing for now).

Rob Refsnyder – Just went over my Rob Refsnyder fantasy.  Are you my brother Rob or Disco Bob?!  (Five over-the-internet dollars if you get that reference.)

Rougned Odor – I can’t tell yet if I love, hate or am indifferent on Odor, making him baking soda.  He has great speed (27 steals in the minors one year), but hasn’t shown an ounce of that.  He’s had good power in the minors (10 homers one year), but not a ton of that either.  I’m willing to grab him, but I’m still on the fence.

Brad Miller – He’s on pace for a 15/15 season and a sleeper post from me next year and you throwing tomatoes at your computer screen.

Jarrod DysonSAGNOF!  That link there, click it.  It’s not a link to the glossary term.  It’s to a picture of frequent commenter, Jacques Jones’s hand.  Why link to a picture of a reader’s hand?  Well, because he got a SAGNOF tattoo!  What?!  Seriously, if you think you’re a hardcore Razzball reader, you’re not because Jacques just turned hardcore up to eleven.  To top Jacques, you need to now get a SAGNOF tramp stamp or face tattoo.  Nothing else will be accepted.

Khris Davis – I just went over my Khris Davis fantasy.  I wrote it in 8-point font, then put it under water to expand the letters.

Marlon Byrd – Just look at his stats vs. Trumbo.  Byrd vs. Yelich.  Byrd vs. Magic.

SELL

Billy Hamilton – Okay, Imma let you finish, but you have Billy H.A.M.-a-steal as a Buy and Sell.  Good joke, Grey, but I’m not laughing very much.  Yeah, I know I put Hamilton as both a Buy and a Sell.  I did that to show that a lot of trades are needs-based at this point.  Do you needs yourself some steals?  Then buy him!  Do you not needs no steals or grammar books?  Then sell him!  If I could gain three or more points in steals without losing points in power, I’d make some pretty ridiculous trades to acquire Hamilton.

Michael Brantley – This sell depends on needs too, but if you need something besides batting average, runs and RBIs, and something hardcore like HRs and SBs, then I would sell Brantley.  I wouldn’t sell low.  I don’t think he’s bad, I just don’t think he’s that good either.  Fine looking landscaping, Grey, I love those hedges!

Evan Longoria – I should preface this by saying I would sell Longoria if I could find someone to actually pay a decent price for him.  Doode’s career power trajectory looks like David Wright, but at least he provided 15 steals.

Kyle Seager – I was trying to squeeze Seager into my top 100 for the 2nd half, then I was like, “Grey, you’re handsome, smart and other words for those two traits.  You’ll find a way to squeeze in Seager if you really think he belongs.  Also, what are we having for lunch?”  At the end of the day, that day specifically, I decided Seager didn’t offer that much upside to warrant inclusion in the top 100, and his batted ball profile suggests he might not be more than a 8-homer, .260 2nd half hitter, which could be more or less Plouffe.  That’s right, a Plouffe comparison.  Ouch.

Zack Greinke – Sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, he won’t have a 1.39 ERA all year as he does right now.  Don’t need a bachelor’s from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston to know that, though it doesn’t hurt for the ol’ resume.  You can be Daniel Holden, fresh out of jail, and know that.  (By the way, Rectify might be the best TV show on right now.)  I’m not just talking about Greinke’s ERA.  His K/9 is 7.7.  That’s decent…for a number three fantasy starter.  A.J. Burnett or Greinke?  Well, Greinke, but they’re really not very far apart.  Right now, Greinke has the 40th best K-rate around that of C.J. Wilson and Hellickson.  Gio Gonzalez or Greinke?  Again, Greinke, but they could be relatively the same difference in the 2nd half.  I’m not saying sell Greinke for a t-shirt that says, “I’m a Glambert,” with Adam Lambert’s face on it, but I’d explore options.

 
  1. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So if I have this correct: We’re still holding Santana, but not each other?

    *whispers to self* “Steady Fred. Remember what Dr. Goldblatt said about boundaries.”

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Hey other MP, Goldblatt is quack..lol..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Ha, I would be holding him, yeah, not each other

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: HA! 12 inches apart at all times

  2. morningwood says:
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    Who would you rather have for 2nd half, C.J. Cron or Khris Davis.

    Thanks!

  3. Pick up kyle Schwarber don’t need sb’s but need hr’s and averages who do I drop Mauer, burns, or belt

  4. assy says:
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    fantasy prayer for the 2nd half – May your pitchers stay healthy and filthy and flexed, you batters all eyes on the ball. May the fantasy gods find mercy on me, bless the hamstrings and obliques of us all.

    gerrit cole 3:16

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @assy:

      *extends hands for prayer pentagon*

      “Amen”

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @assy: May the fantasy gods be with us all for the second half..

    • SallyCips says:
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      @assy: May the second half be Stanton…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: That was a beautiful prayer

  5. Malicious Phenom says:
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    OK, Here it comes, the dreaded, not like the former dread Pirates locks, but the dreaded catcher question of the day dreaded..

    3 leagues, 3 C’s, drop any of them for Schwarber:

    Grandal, Yadiar, Lucroy.

    thanks and have a great weekend..

    • bigbear says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      Yadier – his K/BB ratio has been trending the wrong way the past few years, plus his HR/flyball ratio tanked this year. His babip is in line with his career. Me thinks age is catching up a bit, but he could still put it together. Schwarber (assuming playing time) would have more power numbers and I think a similar BA. Pretty risky knowing Yadier would be grabbed. I’d probably look to drop a bench spot (OF, Util, streamer spot) if possible and shop Yadier instead.

      Grandal – not much of a history to look at in the bigs. Much, much better this year K/BB ratio. Which seems to match his trend from the minors. I’ve never really looked at him this year. Looks pretty solid. I wouldn’t drop Grandal. (Actually now that I’m looking at him a bit more, I hope he’s a hidden gem for next years draft!)

      Lucroy – Full disclosure, I’ve never really got on that wagon for better or for worse. His babip is .270, so there’s some upside. His power numbers are pretty bad this year (ISO, AB/HR…). I wouldn’t be shocked if he doesn’t get to 10 HR on the year (i.e. he hits less than 8 HR in the second half). I think Lucroy is droppable for Schwarber.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @bigbear: thanks for the info bigbear..Much appreciated..

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Drop Yadier and pick up Schwarber, who might qualify in the OF too. Then trade Lucroy or Grandal (or even Schwarber) depending on your needs and who your league likes more. Trade Lucroy if you need HRs more than BA, trade Grandal if you need BA more, or Schwarber if he gets off to a hot start and you have Cubs fans in your league or guys who like the hot new prospect call-up. You don’t need 3 catchers, but those guys should all be rostered, so you need to hold and trade.

      • Paul C. says:
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        @Paul C.: My bad, just saw the 3 leagues part. In the Yadier league, pick him up if you have someone who’s pretty droppable, otherwise hold. Schwarber may only play part time and is at pretty high risk of getting sent back down later in the season (would be up in September though, I would imagine).

  6. Malicious Phenom says:
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    On this day in baseball history:

    July 17, 1961 Yankee sluggers Roger Maris (35) and Mickey Mantle (32), both ahead of the Bambino’s record 1927 pace, each lose a homer when the nightcap of a twin bill is rained out in the top of the fifth inning against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Memorial Stadium washout occurs on same day Commissioner Ford Frick decrees that Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs will not be broken unless a player hits 61 or more within the first 154 games of the newly expanded 162-game schedule.

  7. Wild Thing says:
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    Awesome write up!

    Salary cap league, which side?

    Sano $25 for 2016-2018, McCullers $1 in 2016 then $16 for 2017-2019 (or Syndergaard for same $)

    Or

    Schwarber $1 in 2016 then $16 in 2017-2019 and Walker $21 in 2016-2018

    Team with Schwarber also has Grandal locked up to cheap money – even for a catcher – for two more years. Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wild Thing: I’d go Sano/Noah

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Thanks MP… What if it had to be McCullers?

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Wild Thing: Not a big fan of McCullers..

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Malicious Phenom:
            why? Because you missed out on him?
            the guy has nasty stuff and is among the top 3 young pitchers who got called up.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wild Thing: Sano and McCullers/Syndergaard

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I’m leaning towards Belt… he’s not an average guy, and if you’re already starting Mauer at 1B, he’s going to give you the flexibility to use the C or Util on Schwarber… @Malicious Phenom: Loved Grandal coming into the year just worried about his playing time, so I drafted Gomes instead (very very late surprisingly)… picked him up and Vogt up when Yan Gomes went on the DL the morning of the day he had that monster 4/4 2 HR 8 RBI game… then made the terrible call to drop him when Gomes came back… still kicking myself. Now, I just have Vogt as a C, which is nice, but I’m in a head to head league, and Catchers sit more often than any other position, so having a backup catcher isn’t as big of a sin as in a roto league…@Peter Nincompoop: That Walker contract makes this easy… Sano side

  8. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Moss, K.Davis, D. Peralta, Paulsen, Grichuk. Pick 3 for second half OPS and run production.

  9. jacque jones says:
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    In a h2h standard 5×5
    1. odor or refsNY need sb/avg most and everything else too. (Duffy/Aybar are other mi)

    2. Drop burns or inciarte for Cron @util(OF would be moss,soler,joc, Dyson and burns or inciarte)

    3. Cron/Dyson would be a solid platoony sitch.

    4. Fowler or deshields ROS.

    5. Thank you for the SAGNOF shirt offer but I wear it proudly on my hand give it to a more deserving commenter. You answer enough questions for me. ..buuut ahem ..if you wanna let me use dfsbot rest of the yr or beyond, free of charge im not gonna fight you on it… yes im being a BEGGAR and a CHOOSER…where do I send info if this is a possibility?….will buy premium with first payoff from dfks..or tell me to piss off and enjoy explaining sagnof to everyone I meet for the rest of my existence, either works.
    Thanks you sir.

    • jacque jones says:
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      @jacque jones: FOLLOW UP.
      Kendrick Lamar hip hop buy or sell?
      Im digging his latest record.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @jacque jones: Buy all day, one of the best albums of the year

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: wait wait wait….weren’t you lukewarm on that album and said it wasn’t great? I’d sell Kendrick for MTV Party to Go Volume 4.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Is that with Jock Jams?

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: It’s Jock Jams but way better

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Better?!

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Unless you don’t like Big Poppa mixed into Feel Me Flow mixed into Skee Lo I Wish mixed into 1st of Tha Month mixed into Gangstas Paradise mixed into Boombastic….better than Marky Mark and Gonna Make You Sweat and Pump Up The Volume and tha YMCA. Although I do love Come Baby Come.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I want K7 to play at my bar mitzvah!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Ha I should’ve came out to that at my wedding reception. Went Us3- Cantaloop instead.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hashtag you know what

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: wham, bam, you’re the king of the castle!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks, now get me my mead!

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey:
              How did y’all really expect me to feel?
              When y’all are sweatin’ Kendrick like he reinvented the wheel
              Don’t get it twisted it was ill, he definitely got skill
              But y’all were remixing Control like it would get you a deal
              Crazy gay, trying to get some shine this way
              Is like bein’ a solar panel on a rainy day
              As valuable as naked photos of Macy Grey
              Y’all are disrespectful pissin’ in the place we pray

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice! I don’t even understand what’s to not like with Kendrick… Do we have to hate him because he’s new and popular?

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Yes, yes we do. Ha nah, I just don’t like anybody. Don’t even give em a chance. I haven’t heard the new album, and most of any of his stuff but whatevs. I just like to press your Kendrick buttons for funzies. I hate like a baller!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I hate like a baller too, and misguided hate is America at its best, but I like me some Lamar

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: hate?…you rang?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There ya go, the patriot

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      at our core we are a nation of blind ignorant hate

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s beautiful and true

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @nick the dick: Foh, my fearless leader and hate mentor

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: have you been doing your bitterness exercises?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @nick the dick: Constantly. Live by the code, always sour, never sweet. Been working on my disdain techniques a lot too.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      any gene hackman movie where he gets pissed off is a key study guide. The look that man captures when he is pissed off is gold…pure gold

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @nick the dick: I hang my Crimson Tide poster right over my bed. Talking my CLE test next week. Should be a piece of cake, I didn’t tive a shit at all during the Complete Lack of Empathy classes

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      If you were paying attention in class, which you weren’t, you would have learned that complete lack of empathy is a misnomer. You see my friend empathy is not always a tool for bleeding hearts, its defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”, What a better way to getting emotionally charged hate than to live through others pain. Once you grasp that you can take any hate, regardless of your relationship with it/them, and turn that hate into a cause you have no connection to. It also adds new elements and depth to your existing hate. Soon you are so flooded with yours and others hate that you can never turn it off. Hate evolution is very complex.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, you got hate on a different level!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @nick the dick: I live, I learn, I hate. I’m a sponge for your supreme knowledge.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Grey, never doubt the onion type layers of hate I have.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Very impressive

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Lewis black stole MY act

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If only he had your beard

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @nick the dick: Ha! Cantaloop by US3…”Biddy biddy bop, funky, funky”! Your reception must have been a blast.

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Peter Nincompoop: It was. The best man and maid of honor came out to Here Comes the Hotstepper and others in the wedding party had Domino Ghetto Jam and Naughty By Nature Feel Me Flow. My wife walked down the aisle to Common The Light

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: Eh was married about 2 years ago to the girl i’ve been with for over 10 years. Proper response now is more like ‘sorry to hear that’

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @jacque jones: NICE tat

    • bigbear says:
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      @jacque jones: 1 . Odor 2. Hold 3. Meh, good speed/power combo but I prefer to platoon guys with heavy right-handed numbers (like Lind). 4. Fowler 5. Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jacque jones: 1. Ref 2. Ender 4. Fowler 5. Haha… Email rudy at razzball.com and tell him you’re the guy with the tatt, I’ll text him now… No problem.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jacque jones: such an awesome tattoo. Now if you come back with a sparkyanklebiter tattoo on your ankle then you might be taking it too far.

  10. Biz says:
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    Was just offered this interesting trade: give J Upton, C Gomez, AJ Ramos and C Capps for Bryce, Moreland and Casilla. Not too worried about the arms, so it’s about Harper staying hot and healthy vs J-Up and Gomez playing to form. Lose a little speed but this looks to help avg, runs and hr… Thoughts? Thanks all and Happy Friday!

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Biz: id hold personally

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Biz: I think it’s a tad too much personally.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Biz: HOLD

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Biz: If you’re saying it’s really a Bryce + Moreland vs Upton + Gomez, then it partially depends on needs (the second group gives you far more SB). I would want Bryce because I don’t totally trust the guys on the other side. But it also depends on league size — if someone gets hurt how replaceable are they? If a smaller league, go with Bryce, as upside rules the day. If you do need the saves or the pitching, Ramos and Capps are far superior to Casilla, but it sounds like that’s not a major factor here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biz: Meh, hold

      • Biz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the input, all. Most likely will hold, I’d imagine Harper has to come down a little at least and his health usually becomes an issue, and both Gomez and Upton have got to get better. Thanks and yall are the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Zimmer Downs says:
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    Family Ties.

    Instead of sending me $5, come up with a term in the glossary where you pick up someone that a competitor dropped earlier in the season just to cause him extra pain if he does well?

    (There was a kangaroo in my living room)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zimmer Downs: Ha, nice! I’m all ears on the glossary term…

      • Zimmer Downs says:
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        @Grey: All I can think of is something like “ex-stream games”. (As in, you’re playing games to hurt other owners with their ex-streamers). Weak, I agree…

        You’re the wordsmith – help a brother out!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I think we can do better

  12. Hawk says:
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    Every page on Razzball has been randomly jumping back to the top of the page(more specifically – to the video ad that runs on the right frame) for the last few days. Is that just for me?

    • CB says:
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      @Hawk: Same here

    • ashtray says:
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      @Hawk: Dittos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Ugh, okay, will talk to the ad people, sorry about that

  13. Wolfie says:
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    My week 15 is 10 days

    I need a catcher and 2 outfielders. Gattis has C and OF eligibility

    Evan Gattis
    Kyle Schwarber

    Gerardo parra
    Khris Davis
    Preston Tucker

    Adam eaton is hanging around in FA

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wolfie: Schwarber still isn’t going to get regular AB’s, so I’d go with Gattis. In the OF, I’d go with Parra and Eaton.

      • ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: They’ll likely give Schwarber reps in the OF. There’s no point calling him up to have him only catch every 3rd or 4th game. They’re going to get his bat in the lineup as much as possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolfie: Gattis, Parra, Eaton

  14. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Which SP’s would you start today out of these:

    Noah Syndergaard NYM – SP
    @StL

    Masahiro Tanaka NYY – SP
    @ home v Seattle

    Trevor Bauer Cle – SP
    @Cin

    Drew Hutchison Tor – SP
    @ home v Tampa Bay

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Cram It: lol

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Cram It: i think he added thor to that list from the Rudy post, and how the hell would you not start Thor @ STL? they don’t score many runs.

  15. Curt C. says:
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    2 relievers out there…….Jim Johnson or Brad Ziegler?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Curt C.: Brad Z

  16. Wilson says:
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    Trade my Greinke for Street ?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilson: If you need saves, sure, But Buyer beware:

      Huston Street (groin) will throw a bullpen on Friday and should be available to pitch on Saturday.
      Street said that he felt “ready to go” on Thursday. He injured his groin in last Wednesday’s contest with the Rockies, but the injury has healed quickly and after his scheduled bullpen on Friday, he should be available to pitch against the Red Sox this weekend. The veteran closer has saved 24 games and is pitching to a 2.27 ERA with a 36/10 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings this season.

    • Zeus says:
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      @Wilson: that’s all you can get for Greinke?

      • Wilson says:
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        Just finalize the trade, Greinke for JD , I need R/HR/RBI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Wilson: Good for you, nice trade, way better than Street..

  17. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Souza or K Davis ROS H2H points, no penalty for Ks
    Thanks

  18. Skeezix says:
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    Yo Grey, yesterday I asked which two of these guys to sit, but I forgot to include Pig Papi in the question. Sorry for the repeat – still sit Avisail and Burns if Dyson is starting? I’m in a weekly league so not sure how I will get sound info that Dyson is starting all three games.

    Ortiz
    HanRam
    Pence
    Burns
    Dyson
    Avisail Garcia
    Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: Yes, nothing’s changed

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Do you have a recommended site to check to see whether a certain guy is or is not playing for any given game/week? Talking about Dyson specifically.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Look at Tools menu at top of this page and Lineup

  19. onemoretime says:
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    beltre or carlos santana at 3b ROS?

    crunch time with deadline in 2 weeks, want to round out the rest of my rotation..

    it’s a keeper league…. would you send Minimum Sano and Matz to bottom feeder teams for a return of an unkeepable player or players. like you said whatever you need to help win. i play in a weekly roto league so season stats are irrevelant..

    so. sano and matz for either
    (1) felix hernandez
    (2) madison bumgarnder
    (3) carrasco and james shields

    would you do any or all of them? it’s 3 different ownders so i might just send them all out

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @onemoretime: I’d send them all out..I’d want felix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @onemoretime: Yes, I just ranked guys a few days ago for the 2nd half so you should have a good idea of the order I’d send them

  20. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    How was Seattle, bruh?

    All star break sucks a big one, man. Glad it’s over. Very excited for the second half. I shall approach with renewed vigor and focus.

    With love from the future,

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I’m still here until tomorrow… BB, it’s cool, nice weather, which no one has ever said ever about Seattle

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: It’s been overcast the last couple of days, but no rain. Did you hit up the EMP? Princess Leia’s metal bikini is worth the price of admission.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m there right now!

  21. jacque jones says:
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    -Sold hamilton for edwin in a redraft over The ASB
    -added cron dropped Cody Anderson before regression came.
    -solid moves?…
    I would have traded but this league is terrible I got offered howie k for joc..there is no logic outside of 2 guys.
    Thoughts on puig rebound in 2nd half ?
    might be able to get him for tanaka, or soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jacque jones: Yup, sound good… Worry about Puig, but I’d trade those guys for him

  22. Milarky says:
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    Wassap Grey? I’m in a battle for saves in my league, I’m way ahead in Ks, and a bit ahead in Wins. We have a Utility Pitcher spot in our roster where we can plop either a starter or reliever. 95% of the time I roll with starters, but this week I’m considering putting Jim Johnson in there as a 4th closer (he would replace Kyle Hendricks @ATL). Over-reaction? Here are the other guys in my starting lineup – I’m assuming they’re all staying in – though I’m not sure about Rosenthal’s status;

    Scherzer (LAD)
    Kluber (@CIN)
    Carrasco (@CIN)
    Lester (@ATL)
    Liriano (@MIL)
    Holland
    Rosenthal
    Storen

  23. JoeG414 says:
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    Lost Hahn. If Peavy can stay healthy , could he be a nice 2nd half sleeper ? He’s starting Sat @ Az , do you like at least like that start ? Deep daily mixed 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: You just asked this yesterday

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry, I missed the response . I see it now , Thanks.

  24. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey, it’s Friday & fantasy baseball is back to start week 15! I’m in a weekly league so this matchup is 10 days & it’s also h2h points.

    A few Q’s for this matchup:

    We start 4 Outfielders, for my fourth OF’er keep jay Bruce there or bench him to add & start one of these names for OF: Jorge soler, billy burns, mark trumbo, jarrod dyson, melky Cabrera, or Gerardo parra?

    Next for DH keep Miguel sano at DH or bench him for Carlos Santana? Or look to add & start CJ cron for this week’s matchup.

    Lastly would you stash any of these or wait? Corey seager, Aaron Nola, or go with schwarber? I don’t need a catcher right now I have Vogt

  25. Bill says:
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    Mornin’ Grey!! Happy 2nd half day!!

    Losing Springer has left me with Maybin as my best OF, Got and offer of K. Bryant for Adam Jones. 10 team redraft head to head. I have Donaldson at 3rd now. ]

    Yay or Nay?

    THank you sir

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Bill: Definitely take Bryant, assuming you have a Util or other spot to play him in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: You too! Bryant side

  26. Nick says:
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    What do you think of Carlos Gomez and Jose Reyes for Archer and Brandon Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Gomez side

  27. pickleball says:
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    kevin pillar/ john jaso/ cody allen for evan gattis/ kenley jansen?

    slow and steady wins the race.

  28. Scout says:
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    Grey, would you do a Vogt and jay Bruce for David Price deal? 2 C OBP H2H league. I picked up Schwarber, my other C is Grandal. Other OFs and bench are Trout, Kalhoun, Pederson, Choo, K. Davis, Avisail Garcia, Dyson. I have decent power (Arenado, K. Bryant, Encarnacion). Other SPs are Pineda, Archer, Carrasco, J. Zimmerman, Cashner, Odorizzi, Latos, Phil Hughes.

  29. Ty says:
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    Ok the crack sweats have dissipated. Tues to fri is waaaay to long with out a write-up. I wish I could sell Hamilton but i’m stuck with him. Our league does various side bets and total SB’s is one of them so im stuck with ham down to the wire. My question for you is do you think Shwarber could out perform Yadier in the RBI dept ROS? I really dont want to carry 2 catchers but if he’s the real deal Hollyfield then maybe I could drop either Para or Yelich and give him a test run or just straight up drop Yadier for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Yes on Schwarber, drop Yadier

  30. SallyCips says:
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    First, thanks for the second half ranks. Super informative, entertaining, and it took me two days to read. Perfect!

    Second, a morning buy, niiice. I’m a Hamilton owner, and even though he’s not hitting much his SB production is insane. I need to look up all time leader in SB with lowest average. I’m gonna try to buy him in another league, but I think the price is high.

    Made a trade in my Razzie. Sent Odorizzi packing for Papelbon. No doubt he closes wherever he lands and I’m making a push for saves there.

    Have a good weekend, dude!

  31. StewZilla says:
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    Auction Keeper League Queston:

    12 Team Head to Head – $300 cap – 6×6 (OPS/Hld)

    I have Cano at $23 (3 year deal) and am running up on this years budget. I can acquire Devon Travis at $3 and Julio Teheran at $3, both of whom i can sign up to 5 more years at that price.

    Do i make the move to some the money with the hopes Travis puts up similar or better numbers than Cano for the next several years? It appears Cano is in decline in all facets, even with the acid reflux, and i have a chance to pick up a couple of high upside question marks for Cano’s name value and whatever he might have left in the tank in Seattle…and save $20 at 2B in the process.

    Do I pull the trigger here?

  32. Cram It says:
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    I don’t know jack about Nola. Would you rather him over Hendricks or Corbin?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Cram It: Over Corbin.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks, but, (and I mean this not to deter you from giving it to others) your advice has zero credibility with me. :)

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Cram It: Nice and I thought you were my #1 fan…

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Cram It: loooool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Ha, I do agree with MP

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Clint says:
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    Need to add a bat in my h2h points keeper league. Which SP would you drop to get one:

    Erasmo, Hughes, Corbin, Ervin, Chavez, Gausman, or Latos

    And which bat for this pickup: Holliday or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Holliday…Corbin

  34. Chris says:
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    OK….another dreaded catcher question. Is Schwarber going to play enough to warrant dropping Nick Hundley? H2H Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I don’t see why not

  35. Oranje says:
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    10 game week coming up…Should I start Dyson or L. Martin for my final OF spot?
    Also, of these three, which two would you start…need to fill 2B and UTL: Panik, Kendrick, Moustakas?
    Thanks.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Oranje: Dyson, Kendrick, and coin flip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Agree with bigbear… Dyson, Kendrick, Moose

  36. CB says:
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    Roto Redraft 12 tm

    My SP is deep: Bum, Richards, Archer, Harvey, Ross, Stras (DL), Chavez, Ventura, Fiers
    My SS is Andrus/Lindor. My OF is Calhoun, Bruce, Avisail, Inciarte (DL)

    I’m behind in Steals, Runs and AVG.

    Should I deal Harvey for Marte and Desmond or Sano to improve my SS and get offense?

    Or should i try Harvey, Andrus and Cano for Marte, Correa, and Wong?

    • bigbear says:
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      @CB: What about Harvey for Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CB: Agree with bigbear

      • CB says:
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        @Grey: Actually dude just offered Arenado, Correa and Marte for Frazier and Harvey? Do this, right? And shop someone else for Hamilton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  37. bigbear says:
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    Jeffress – Why do I think of Gregg Jeffries? Jeffries, by the by, is the prospect who wished he had Maas Appeal!

    I think Odor has a good second half. Though I’m not completely sold on his speed. If I recall correctly, he had his share of caught stealing in the MiLB too. Wonder if the coaches slowed his roll…? Not to answer, just to mull in the mill…

    Man, I pumped for a Brad Miller sleeper post!
    What’s it been:
    A) one year
    B) two years
    C) there is no C
    D) three years
    E) all of the above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Ha, he did have Maas appeal, for a second…. E

  38. Nideo Homo says:
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    Nice work Grey!

    10 man h2h league. Give Adam jones, get Corey kluber. I’m thinking yes based on player rater and my needs. My OFs are Harper upton jones cespedes Bruce and Hamilton. Thoughts? And is longoria droppable in a 10 man? C Davis is my 3b and longoria just rots on the bench. Thanks!!

  39. Malicious Phenom says:
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    congrats on the world’s longest sentence..

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Close at least, while I’m sure the record actually exists somewhere else, there’s a several page long sentence/ chapter in Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue, totally superfluous; partly a recap of what had happened until that point, mostly him just flexing his literary muscles.
        Is it bad that I didn’t even notice a long sentence?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  40. Peterstown Police says:
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    I currently have Reddick as my 6th outfield, with Revere, Soler, Heyward, Bautista, and Cain in front of him. Worth it to drop Reddick, now that he’s cooled off, for Ken Giles?

    Also, Burns or Revere ROS?

    Thanks.

  41. Matty says:
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    Something of a catcher question, but you mentioned Schwarber.
    If I can ship Giancarlo for Lynn and Schwarber (to replace Hundley); worth it?

    Thanks a bunch!

  42. Malicious Phenom says:
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    A Family Ties reference:

    [Steven dealing with brother Rob who is separated, planning to divorce his wife, and dating a younger woman]

    Steven : “Since when did you start going by ‘Bob’?”

    Elise : “Steven, does it really matter”

    Steven : “Yes it does, Elise, I’d like to know if I’m talking to my brother Rob or Disco Bob”

    I think I am up to 10 over the internet dollars that you owe me..lol

    • bigbear says:
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      So I’d like to pick-up a FA. It happens to be Cron. But I don’t want to drop anyone currently on my team. I’m Cronstipated.

  43. DR Young says:
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    sold Greinke for Arrieta

  44. Derrick says:
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    12 team, H2H 5×5 league and I could use some pitching.

    Edwin for Kulber. Going to try and get him to throw in Pineda with Kluber, but I doubt he does that. I would then pick up Duda or Moss to play 1b.

    Offer it up?

  45. yardwork19 says:
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    Happy 2nd half day!
    Please pick a side:
    Puig for Parra and Brett Anderson

    Thank you.

  46. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly 9×9 H2H, we start 4 SP and can only roster 7. I have Greinke, Lester, Salazar, S. Miller, Chavez, Garcia and B. Anderson (any of the latter 3 can effectively be a streamer) and a glut of CI. Offered Abreu for Kershaw to a good team that could use a bat, he countered with Liriano for Abreu. He also has Felix, Gray, Archer and Santiago (hence in 1st place). I’m not crazy to reject Liriano, right? I feel like Kershaw, Felix or maybe Archer are the only ones I should accept. W, L and QS count.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Offer a streamer SP and Abreu for Kershaw.

  47. Bob says:
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    6×6 Roto with OPS
    Start Carlos Gonzalez @SD (shields) or start Eric hosmer @CHW (samardzjia)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: CarGo

  48. Joe says:
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    On Abreu, I agree that we aren’t going to see 25 home runs in the second half, but can you buy into essentially doubling his first half? That would see him end with 100 runs, 28 home runs, 92 RBI and a 296 average.

    I know Steamer is a little more aggressive than that as far as the power goes. Isn’t this essentially the blend of last year’s crazy first half power and then the 2nd half contact?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: He’s hitting a ton of ground balls, so hopefully he gets to 28 HRs

  49. hankg says:
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    Deal Bogaerts, Perkins and either A. Wood or Hammel for Hanley? Have a big lead in saves and would like to upgrade my lineup. Thanks.

  50. Jvanslyke says:
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    So glad you and baseball are back. This week has been awful, I’m dreading late September. Gambling on what color dress Kaitlyn Jenner was going to wear at the ESPYs was a real low point for me.

    I’m holding Desmond but can’t play him. I’ve been playing Holt but fear that his ride is ending. Should I pick up Holt, Miller or Segura over Hernandez?? Thanks grey! Happy 2half

    • Jvanslyke says:
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      @Jvanslyke:

      Meant I’ve been playing Hernandez, not Holt. Sorry

  51. Scott says:
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    Miller or Lindor?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: I have the same quandary, except throw aybar in there

  52. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    When debating Seager in the 2nd half Top 100, what did you end up eating for lunch?

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Seattle native, but I miss my time in San Diego. The fish tacos were amazing! Depending on the place, they can be good up here as well.

  53. PB&J says:
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    I’m thinking that I’m gonna sit Odorizzi tonight @TOR in my H2H league. Toronto at home and Odorizzi make just his 2nd start back from the DL make me nervous.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Sure, sit him

  54. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    I love Schwarber but can’t have a C starting only 2-3 gms per week. With that in mind for H2H pts league: Schwarber or Pierzynski?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Josh Freeman: Schwarber by a long shot… the potential is too great. If he chums on you, cut bait and go get Piezy again. He’ll leave the light on.

  55. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Since when did he start going by Bob?

  56. Rice says:
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    Have to drop one…

    Melky
    Avi Garcia
    Duda
    Khris Davis

  57. jojo says:
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    please rank for ROS:

    Odor, Yelich, Eaton, Panik

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Yelich, Eaton, Odor

  58. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Bruce/Kaitlyn Jenner is sick/sick man/woman..Lauren Hill deserved the ESPY..Jenner hasn’t been an athlete for decades.

  59. Jensen says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like ROS: Maybin or Pillar?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jensen: Maybin

  60. Dem Bums says:
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    Broken by injuries this week. Weekly lineup changes league, tons of cats, specific OF positions. Not a lot of pretty options on WW…who for LF?
    De Aza, Seth Smith, Rasmus, Dyson, Asche, A. Guerrero, C. Young, Canha, Dejesus…hey, I said it wasn’t pretty!

  61. Bob says:
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    would you drop Iwakuma, Hendricks, or Hughes to pick up any of these guys?

    Talyor Jungmann
    Cody Anderson
    Jonathan Niese
    Mike Montgomery

    Also, who’s the best choice for a utility/bench bat?

    Cron
    Colabello
    Granderson
    De Aza
    Stubbs

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: add Tomas to that list as someone just dropped him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Nope… Tomas

  62. Dave says:
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    I am contending in dynasty (keep 50, 5×5 roto, 15 teams), last in AVG, is it too much of a longterm hit to trade Starlin and Moss for Peralta and Holliday?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Yes, too much

  63. Boy Wonder says:
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    Thoughts on Kelly Johnson? I dropped Marlon Byrd for him. Byrd or Johnson

  64. Greys bum hair says:
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    Keeper league question. 6 x 6 with OBP and Holds

    In the hunt for the title. Hitting is alright.

    Give: Trout (rd 1)
    get: arenado (r20) kluber and T Watson

    Thanks

  65. Paul says:
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    They said Soriano could join the Cubs next week, looking for a closer should I add Soriano, or Segriest… I added Giles already but are Soriano or Segriest better to have speculation since they are on better teams? for saves

  66. DR Young says:
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    start/sit odorizzi @ toronto tonight? H2H roto

  67. RicoSuave says:
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    Great job Grey!

    14 team H2H points league…

    I neeed to start 3 of these guys for this 3-day week… who would you recommend?

    Iwakuma @ NYY;
    Hendricks @ ATL;
    Richards vs BOS;
    Fiers vs PIT;
    E. Rodriguez @ LAA.

    Also, What do you think of Hahn’s injury? is he worth stashing? (no DL spots) or drop and pick up Nola? or Carlos Rodon?

    thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: I’d look at SON… Richards, Fiers, Hendricks… Nola

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I tried to look at SON for the 3-day week but is not giving me anything…

  68. Pete says:
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    5×5 with OBP. Would you go Refsnyder over Andrus?

  69. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Feeling bored as usual with my C, Ramos, Molina, Hundley or Cervelli?

    • Vogt or Die says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: I have a good feeling about cervelli last game before the break he was hitting it pretty well

  70. Vogt or Die says:
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    Would you trade puig and Corbin for beltre?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Vogt or Die: no, keep Puig

  71. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Dropping H. Rondon and keeping Mott? (Hey, Paulie! I got the Motts!)
    Thanks

  72. Bob says:
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    6×6 Roto with OPS
    Would you drop Moustakas to pick up Miguel Sano? Keeper league so I could have for 3-4 years for a dollar. Do it or hold?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bob: DO IT

      • Bob says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: lol, that’s what I figured. Thanks!

      • Bob says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:
        If for some reason I didn’t get Sano, would you drop Moustakas for Plouffe , Solarte, or Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Brian says:
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    Please rank these SS for ROS in a 12 team H2h league. Thanks!
    E. Andrus
    A. Ramirez
    M. Semien
    F. lindor
    E. Aybar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar, Semien

  74. Dave says:
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    Please rank for ROS. Thanks

    A. Sanchez
    P. Hughes
    E. Santana
    K. Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Hendricks

  75. ScottyB says:
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    Nola just got the call and is starting Tuesday. Let the fun begin.

    15 days till deadline. Hopefully will be Christmas for us Phillies fans.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  76. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    10 teams, h2h. 14 moves left.

    Would you drop pillar or khris for schwarber?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Now i have another one if you dont mind: Would you rather have Schwarber or Cron? I need them as bench bats so they dont necessarily have to play everyday, i need them as fill ins whenever others get a breather and the good thing about Schwarber is that he is also OF eligible which is a very attractive thing to my team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schwarber

  77. I b Teheran it up! says:
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    Jungmann, Nova or Corbin ROS?

  78. Regan says:
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    Someone is offering up Harvey for pretty cheap. Do you think he will be on an innings cap this year? He’s at 111 now. Worried he might fade hard down the stretch. Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, they’ll cap him

  79. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , I miss u , thanks for your articles.

    I need SB
    Trade my King and Abreu for Kershaw and B Hamilton, green light?

    • Wilson says:
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      By the way, I love Kershaw and seems King will go down / Kershaw will bonus back in 2nd season. Right?

  80. Ryan says:
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    Garrett Richards or Taijuan Walker? Who would u want in a dynasty league?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ryan: Walker

  81. troy says:
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    Nola or gausman?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @troy: under normal circumstances I would say gausman but the Orioles don’t have anyone to develop pitchers. They are messing around with this kid for far too long. They did the same with arrieta now look where arrieta stays after leaving Baltimore. So Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  82. Adam P. says:
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    It’s just time to drop A. Rendon, isn’t it? Just tell me that it is, so I can. With Dee Gordon getting DL’d now, I can’t hold two MI spots for hurt dudes. Someone push me off that ledge, please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose him

      • Adam P. says:
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        @Grey: Drop Rendon, Gordon to DL, Add Brock Holt. Not sure WTF I was waiting for. Thanks July Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop both

  83. Endershadow says:
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    14 team dynasty, 6×6 with OPS, QS, K/BB. In 2nd.

    Send Tanaka, Erasmo, Fiers

    Receive Liriano, Lackey, Zobrist(backup to Tulo)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  84. Dommattingly says:
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    drop Bucholz, Fister, or Chavez for Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch

  85. lb. sand says:
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    Giles or Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  86. Raindoggg says:
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    Don’t condescend me, man. I’ll f#$%in kill ya, man. ….awesome movie all around….great reference….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  87. Steve says:
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    Would you continue to hold Paxton? Would Berrios be a better hold at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Berrios

  88. Would you drop Yelich to pick-up Werth or hold?! Thanks.

  89. los locos says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Rios and Verlander in the 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bunch kinda garbage

  90. CoachGonzo says:
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    Hey razzball, Points league.2 out of 3 Miley, brian Johnson, nola…or is it pretty much a wash?…..or stash soriano, or mcgee

    Thx for your thoughts,have a great 2nd half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wash…Johnson, Nola

  91. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Awesome second half buy post Grey! I’ve been trying to poach Beltre off an owner for a week now offering Turner and a closer but hes not budging (or generally responding to the offers)

    Anyhoo, do you like any of these guys more than Zobrist at SS second half? 12T H2H

    Castro
    Elvis
    Andrelton
    Hechavaria
    Rollins
    Flores
    Hardy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Meh, not really, kinda streamers… Maybe Castro

  92. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    First off, congrats on our little ASG bet. Kudos but then you had an unfair advantage given your Fantasy Master Lothario status.

    a. For the short week it’s all hands on deck. Next week can take care of itself after lineups lock in a couple of hours.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘The baseball steroid era is a disgrace if you consider getting joy from watching baseball, a disgrace.’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! A. Agreed. B. Ha

  93. Scott says:
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    Which StreamONator are you looking at for Ervin Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe his start was changed

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: It does look different than yesterday’s SON.

  94. I am the Walrus says:
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    My OF is Harper, Pence, Colabello,. UTIl is Cepedes, Alvarez, Plouffe. Polonco is on my bench.

    I have Myers and Freeman on the DL, so they will eventually take two spots. Is it time to move on from Polonco? Would you drop and take a chance on SP Nola?

    • I am the Walrus says:
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      Or maybe dump Colabello for Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

      • I am the Walrus says:
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        Sorry, Tomas????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I am the Walrus: For some reason that’s Bob’s answer from above… Anyway, Dump Cola for Nola

  95. E says:
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    12-team, keeper league.

    Machado, Wong, Chapman vs. Arenado, Betts

    Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Arenado

  96. Sport says:
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    15 team yahoo roto keeper league. We keep 2 hitters, 2 pitchers. I was all set with Rizzo and Frazier but someone came along and offered Joc Pederson plus next years first and second rounders for Rizzo. I’m not sure losing Rizzo is worth the early rounders after you take the top 60 guys out of the draft. Does joc’s k rate concern you too much to make this deal? If he steals bases like in the minors it works.

    Thank you for your input and all your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  97. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – is K. Seager and K. Hendricks enough for A. Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  98. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey, should I start M.Cain @Ari? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ernie: In some leagues

  99. knucks says:
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    Kinsler/K Seager for Beltre

    Have Kipnis in a Util slot and could stick him at 2B

  100. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    12 team, 5×5 OPS and QS league (league has no Ws, which makes pitching acquisitions a little different given how Ws factor into the ROS player rater):

    Offer 1:
    I get Alcides Escobar and Jordan Zimmerman for Hanley

    Other offer from a different team:
    Peralta + Shelby Miller for Hanley

    Miller could be replaced with Heaney or maybe even Lester/Salazar if I throw in somebody in addition to HanRam.

    I need pitching and power more than SB, do you like any scenario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Hanley sides

  101. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Nola or Berrios over Yordano ROS?

  102. los locos says:
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    Grey, CBS has a short week, 3 day.

    The guy I am playing only starting one pitcher, I have 4 available starters, prob gonna sit Bauer vs Reds. Why would he only start one pitcher, what could be the mind set there? He only put in Pineda vs Seattle. We score QS/K/9, WHIP & ERA.

    I was throwing Chavez MIN, K Hendricks @ATL, Kershaw WAS, Quintana KC and sitting Bauer @CIN.. How is that pitching staff for the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping to beat you in ratios? Not paying attention?

  103. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Feeling bored as usual with my C, Ramos, Molina, Hundley or Cervelli?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: aboot to hit 6 in a row in COL.

  104. Buge Hoobs says:
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    or Schwarber?

  105. PhrasingBackInTheMix says:
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    In a 10-team weekly points league, no K penalty, I have to bench one of these guys — which one?

    Carlos Gonzalez (9 games, 6 at Coors)
    Charlie Blackmon (9 games, 6 at Coors)
    David Ortiz (10 games – @LAA, @HOU, vs Det)
    Cameron Maybin (9 games – vs Cubs, vs Dodgers, @StL)

  106. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In another, Schwarber or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper with 2 DL slots.

    Currently have Stanton, Buchholz and Matz on the DL. I could use a live body or two. Should I dump Matz to pick up a streaming arm or bat?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  108. Confuseion at its best says:
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    Trumbo or Cron ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  109. kenly0 says:
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    Thanks for everything you do. Could you rank these ROS and in a dynasty format? 5×5 roto
    Olivera
    Odor
    Duffy
    Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Odor

  110. Mookie Monster says:
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    I’m starting to doubt Alex Wood a bit and has me thinking of dropping him for Nola. What would Grey do?

    • Mookie Monster says:
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      @Mookie Monster: Also, I have Tijuana whom I think is a hold…agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Walker before Wood

      • Mookie Monster says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop R Iglesias for one of the following: (limited moves)

    Miller or Ref as a bench bat (have Tulo and Dozier at SS/2B)
    Berrios
    J Ross
    Nelson
    Peavy

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: QS, K/9, Keep 11 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  112. The Big Yabu says:
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    The latest from Rotoworld:
    “Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) may not be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
    The Red Sox have already optioned Matt Barnes in anticipation of activating Pedroia Friday. It still may happen, but manager John Farrell indicated Thursday that it’s not a given. “We’re going to take every available day and hour of workout and treatment that we can,” Farrell said. “I think bottom line is Pedey will be on the field when he’s first available.” If it turns out Pedroia isn’t ready quite yet, the club will bring up a reliever.”

    Lineups lock shortly for the weekend — start Pedroia at MI anyway? Or go with Ian Desmond (home vs. LAD – Bolsinger, Kershaw, Greinke)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  113. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Nola is coming up on Tuesday.

  114. handy afterall says:
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    ahoy hoy, which Braves SP would you prefer ROS: Teheran or Wood ? toss up?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • handy afterall says:
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        @Grey: gratitude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. Jupton says:
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    I dont really need average or ops, but everything else would really help. Who would you rather have? Khris Davis, Marlon Byrd, or Ender Inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  116. tank1 says:
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    Looking to deal either Longoria or Franco for Beltre. Assuming deal goes through for one of them, would you drop the other. I would like to free up a bench spot for a speed OF (Revere is available). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  117. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    YOOOOO what up dawg…rumors around here saying Mets looking to get Upton or Gomez…ill take either but give me Upton first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like that would be the end of either career

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thats not nice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miss you!

  118. Pete says:
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    Are you okay in Bauer at the Reds today if I’m trying to get my WHIP and ERA down? Stream is not so okay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

  119. Ballin says:
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    Drop Lance McCullers for Nola in a keeper league? Or stay put I have Syndergaard and Schwarber who I could potentially drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  120. Tony Bolagna says:
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    What do you think of Rendon for Betts? Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • Tony Bolagna says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        And what about Kluber and Rendon for Harvey and Betts? Still like the Betts side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betts, that’s fair

  121. BornTooLate says:
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    In a pickle. Should I drop Heston, Chavez, or Santana to pick up Nola??

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can lose Heston if you like

    • BornTooLate says:
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      @BornTooLate: 12 team H2h 5×5 , btw.

  122. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Am i the only one amazed by the fact that Arods off season workouts with Barry Bonds has instilled the fountain of youth in him. Arods having his best season since 2010. Except for RBIS might even be better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprising indeed

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I miss those old stats, beats searching through scrubs looking for a hr . I’d rather chase pitchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  123. J-FOH says:
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    You should call CJ Cron “cuddle jew”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it! I think it’s Curtis Jackson though

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: if he does what you want you’ll be spooning like a jew.

        Curtis jackson makes sense too, because he only gonna cost you 50 cents and should return you dollas’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And drinks vitamin water

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you’ll be dancing In the club…jew

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m “gotta shake my groove thang Jew”

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Groove Thang Jew? GT Jew for short…I love it

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  GTJ!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: G T J in the hiz-ouse! You better hide your ladies when I’m on the dance floor. When they see my moves they’ll screm : groove thang Jew gimme more gimme more!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Groove your Jew thang!

  124. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    funny ? what’s the best name SP you’d drop for nola in leagues (this probably might not be valid question as 12-20’s aren’t the same question). in most 16-20’s i already have stashed anyway.

  125. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think about Alex Wood for the second half? I’ve loved him the past 2 seasons, but (ignoring his @COL start) his WHIP, K, and BB rates are just ugly. Thinking of holding Nola instead of him for the upside.

    So, in a 12 teamer where I can pick up Heston, Hendricks, Heaney, and pitchers whose names start with a letter other than “H” on the wire, do you think I can let Wood go for a streamer slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can stream

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the confirmatory “meh”. That’s definitely how I’ve felt about Woody all year (unlike Woody from Toy Story, who remains untouchable).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’m going HAM trying to make a run in 3 leagues. Needing some trade advice

    H2h Points Leauge, need pitching. Have Harper, CarGonzalez, Soler, Khris Davis, Chris Colabello, Jared Dyson in OF…trade CarGo for Corey Kluber?

    Standard 5×5 Roto, need SP. Trade Hosmer/Axford for Lester?

    H2h Points league, power stats get bonuses, need depth in OF and SP. Have Goldschmidt and Todd Frazier eligible at 1B…trade either for Carlos Gomez and Zack Greinke or Bumgarner?

    Thanks a bunch, here’ s hoping I run the table and win all leagues. In Grey we Trust.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trades are all in your favor

  127. Slimbo says:
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    Neil walker is available…drop khris Davis for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. BambooLounge says:
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    Drop Gomes for Schwarber? The claim would go in this Sunday, but the roster is locked until 7/28. Does Schwarber stick around ROS and start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Dommattingly says:
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    Fiers, Gibson, or B Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  130. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    Abreu for Pineda? Got Votto at 1B and am going to need innings with some of these kids hitting their limits…

    Term when you pick up a player that a competitor dropped earlier in the season just to cause him extra pain — TwinKilling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  131. B the Esq says:
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    10 team h2h keeper. Keep 5 veterans, then 5 rookie rule eligibiles. If picked up as a FA, the rookie is a last round (25/25) keeper. Every year kept moves up 5 rounds.

    Kept Kolten Wong in the last round this year, so he would move up 5 rounds if I kept him next year. 5 regular keepers (Rounds 1 – 5) were Cutch, Kershaw, Rizzo, Braun Lester. 5 rookies were Trout (11th round), Machado (15th) BHam (20th) Betances (24th) Wong (25th)

    Currently have an offer of his Kenley Jensen for my Kolten Wong.

    He is currently in 8th of 10 and 36 games back of 1st place (me).

    We use Saves and Holds as separate categories.

    Current Roster is as follows:
    McCann
    Rizzo
    Wong
    Reyes
    Machado
    Cutch
    Trout
    Braun
    B. Ham

    Greinke
    Shark
    Kershaw
    Koji
    Robertson
    W. Davis
    Betances
    Boxberger
    Yordano
    Lester
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    C Martinez
    Kazmir
    Hammel
    Nola
    Brian Johnson
    DL – Aaron Sanchez
    DL – Paxton

    If I did the deal, I could drop one of Johnson, Yordano or Nola to pick up Kinsler, Zobrist, Panik or Lawrie.

    Thoughts? Do the deal? If so, who to drop? Who to pick up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  132. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    My pitching staff is pretty decent and Nola just got called up, would you drop Mike Montgomery for him? Thanks man and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Alex says:
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    12 team keeper league. keep 10 guys per season. was offered goldy, buxton, ventura, 1st, and a 3rd. for my betts, bryant and gattis. is this a no brainer? i love mookie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  134. ashtray says:
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    I’m seeing a wide range of opinions on what playing time will be for Refsnyder and Schwarber. Do you believe they will both get anough PAs to hold in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  135. Atlas says:
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    I can keep two for second half ? Watcha think ? (couldnt find the second half ranking for SP that was put out last week sorry)

    McCullers, Ross, Burrnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Ross

  136. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Would you drop D. Norris for W. Ramos or Y. Molina?

    I have A. Escobar at SS and Alexei Ramirez at MI. Would you drop A. Ramirez for B. Miller or Refsnyder? Alexei has been god awful.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  137. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    My Franco and Cesar for his Heaney and Montgomery….or do i even need to make a trade?

    12 team keeper

    SP
    Corbin
    Brian Johnson
    Scherzer
    Erasmo
    T Ross
    A Wood
    Jungmann
    Porcello

    RP
    W Davis
    G Holland

    DL
    Jaime Garcia
    K Medlen

    • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: Or does it make sense to try Franco for Burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco side

  138. Wudaben says:
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    Looking for a couple starters to fill out the backend of my rotation in a H2H points league. Does your order/ranking of these guys differ from the ROS player rater?

    #37 Kennedy, #85 Niese, #122 Chavez

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wudaben: Kennedy, Chavez Niese for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Kennedy

  139. Datdudeab says:
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    Neil walker or refsnyder?

    12 team obp/slg league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ref

  140. Mark says:
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    I am looking to get a final keeper in my league since i am in rebuild. I see Carrasco and Syndergaard’s perifs and they are legit and then I look at Matt Harvey and he isnt as legit but boy have we seen his ceiling. So my question is, what are the chances Carrasco and Syndergaard outperform harvey going forward and I regret keeping harvey over them?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a chance of it, sure…

  141. Moscowitz says:
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    Nola, Walker, Ross or Ventura ROS? 13 moves left which means i have to spend every single of them very carefully. I own Walker

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Its Tyson Ross btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  142. CTP-O says:
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    I’ve been offered Kluber/ Beltre for Arenado…Would I be crazy not to accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • CTP-O says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I took the deal. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  143. What do you think the deal with Bucholz will be? Productive at all ROS or worth dropping, best starters on wire look to be….Hughes, ANibel, Santana, Cain, Latos, Corbin, Weaver…etc.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SheaSeraSera: I like Anibal for the second half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Droppable

  144. Dommattingly says:
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    Have Cueto, archer, LESTER, fiers, Chavez, fister, Qintana, Hendricks, and Nola for SPs.
    Could kinda use a bench bat. Drop any of them for Byrd, Cron, or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron… Nola

  145. jacque jones says:
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    Holy shizz the buy sell on kendrick lamar started a forum riot. Im buying him I don’t care if he’s a blood or a crip or a freemason illuminati card carrying member that frequents bohemian grove. Last 2 records are rock solid. And i lean toward 80s – current punk rock. (Sorry sum 41 if you’re reading this you’re not good and im STILL convinced your lead singer was E.T.)

    Grey I Emailed [email protected] and [email protected]. re: the dfsbot from my personal email and my [email protected] email. Either works. I wasn’t sure if I sent it to the right place. Thanks a bunch. You guys are my go to and I’ve already had to explain the sagnof meaning to at least 20 ppl….. my wife is beyond caring what I do with the little skin I have left after I came home one night with a star by my eye that she thought was sharpie for 4 days she gave up…

    there will be no sparky anklebiter tattoos
    J-FOH.. my legs are done. No more on the face, it’s no moneymaker but I gotta draw a line somewhere(no pun intended)….

    Last one I promise burns or yelich ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, Rudy said he’s taking care of it…yelich

  146. BambooLounge says:
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    I have Valbuena as my MI, is he still worth holding on to? I love the power upside, but it’s useless if he doesn’t get in the lineup.

    Is he the latest MI mirage or should I hold?

    Available on waivers: Semien/Addison Russell/Iglesias/Flores/Alexei Rameriz/Kang/Lindor/Brad Miller (he burned me so bad last year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Semien

  147. ClubAK says:
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    H2H Catogories. Who has more value ROS Bogaerts, Sano, J Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  148. Alan says:
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    If playing for next year, five keeps (already have dickerson, j up, rendon, harvey), cool to trade Carrasco/Syndegaard for Stras OR will carrasco or noah be better in 2016?

    Thx

    • Alan says:
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      @Alan: Sorry Stras or Kluber are my targets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They could be better, seems unnecessary

  149. The Great Knoche says:
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    Online lineups say Cargon is playing tonight. CBS says he’s benched.

    Weiss is so lineup devious he is sending out multiple cards. Damn You Walt White!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: CBS was wrong…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Imagine that

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Ever since Nando left I have a hard time listening to them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know who that is

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: Nando Di Fino. Was their senior fantasy write until start of last season.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who? Kidding, yeah, I know him…

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    @Grey: Sometimes my sarcasm detector fails me.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wide eyed innocence is underrated

                • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                  @The Great Knoche: that doesn’t sound like a real person’s name. this site jokes are played quite often, so it’s even harder to believe.

  150. Nelson Cruz says:
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    …don’t…con din sen… me, mann
    Great write up!
    Which side ya got? Upton, Rendon, Bauer side or Pujols, Pederson?

    • Nelson Cruz says:
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      @Nelson Cruz: Also, if I’m trying to move Up/Ren… Up/don… I dunno… Upton and Rendon, what type of top talent can I target.

      Thanks, you da man!

      • Nelson Cruz says:
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        @Nelson Cruz: Also^2
        I feel like I owe you guys a % of my winnings (last years champ, here). How can I support Razzball?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can just buy streamonator…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pujols side

  151. FKA Ralph says:
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    Hi Gray,

    Have a trade question for you.

    I’m using Duffy as my 2B, and have Rendon on the DL. I’m currently in first place in a 10TM, 30 man roster league. We keep ten guys, in tiers, forever.

    Would you do this deal:

    Rendon/Greinke

    For

    Pedroia/deGrom

    I wouldn’t be able to keep either deGrom or Pedroia, and would replace Rendon and Greinke with two of these guys: Avisail, Salazar, Heaney, and McCullers

    Is Pedroia enough of an upgrade over Duffy to make this worthwhile? It would also free up a roster spot. We have 3 DL slots and I have 6 players on the DL (Miggy, Springer, Rendon, Freeman, Darvish, and Buchholz)

    Thanks!

    • Nelson Cruz says:
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      @FKA Ralph: Gray’s a color foo! (Well, so is grey… but he’s Grey…)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Nelson Cruz: bah! Autocorrect knows Buchholz now, but still messes up Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem worthwhile

  152. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    for H2H pts league ROS: please rate
    Byrd, Revere, Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  153. Slimbo says:
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    Got belt as a bench bat…would you drop him for Giles? Spec saves..how sad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, nice post!

    Would you drop Jeffress or Vizcaido to make room for Nola? Or hold both and wait to see how Nola performs?

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Vizcaino

  155. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Senor ‘stache
    Unforch for Beltre, he also jammed his thumb on a crack pipe. We Ranger fans here in the DFDub are sympathetic to the plight of Mr. “don’t touch my head” while hating very much on Choo. Beltre is struggling so much we wish he could get the Ted Williams Frozen Head Thumb treatment a la Braun and have a big second half. Not expecting it to happen though. Dude is hurting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  156. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. you still have any love for cingrani now that hes being called up to start? him, gausman or peavey second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Peavy for now

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @herschel: we’s gotta wait till cingrani looks ok as a starter, or gausman has some decent starts after that atrocity exibition he put on last time out.

  157. Prime time says:
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    Grey, ROS Rios or Ethier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier

  158. Chris says:
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    Would you prefer Nola over Erasmo Ramirez?

    Thanks Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  159. joe says:
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    with Dee on the DL, pick up travis to replace him? and drop paredes for dyson to make up for the lack of SB’s?

    12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  160. Ritchie Rich says:
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    Who do you like better, Altuve or Pederson in an OBP and SLG league? I’m strong in MI with Wong but weak in OF. Should I give up Altuve for Pederson or is that giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  161. John says:
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    Does Schwarber having 6 weeks in the majors while Montero recovers alter your opinion at all on him? I have seen a few of your comments over the past couple weeks in which you questioned where he would play for the Cubs given that there are seemingly no open spots for him. Now that there may be one for him, at least for a month or so, do you think he can establish himself and make sending him back to the minors no longer an option?

    If he were guaranteed a stating job for 2016, where do you see yourself ranking him?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe around 150 next year with a starting job… He’s a starter now for six weeks so he’s ownable everywhere

  162. tank1 says:
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    Was offered C. Hamels for Heaney and Schwarber in a keeper league. While my side has much better keeper value in our league I could use the upgrade in pitching. Should I take the deal? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  163. I am the Walrus says:
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    Gattis with his 5th triple…crazy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  164. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    DeGrom or Harvey in a dynasty league?

    Which side do you like best in dynasty? Goldschmidt and Alex Guerrero for Buster Posey, (DeGrom or Harvey), and Addison Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey… Goldy

  165. chris says:
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    T. Walker or quintana h2h points league ROS. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  166. Ron says:
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    I have a manager in my points league trying to trade with me for Trout. He is willing to give me two players for him.

    1) Based on my team composition and the players he has available, is there a two player combo on his team that you would definitely trade Trout away for?

    2) IF one of the available players were Harper (he has him but he is not available) is there a duo that includes Harper that you would definitely trade Trout away for?

    My Team:
    C – Lucroy
    CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion
    MI – Reyes, Correa
    OF – Trout, Brantley, Baustista
    Util – Ellsbury, Bryant
    BN – Upton
    DL – Harrison
    NA – Schwarber

    SP – Arrieta, Gray, Keuchel, Pineda, Syndergaard, Kazmir, Odorizzi, Hendricks
    RP – Carrasco, Chavez
    DL – Matz
    NA – Nola

    His Available Players: Sherzer, Cole, Fernandez, DeGrom, Cueto, Votto, Braun, Altuve, Peralta

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper and a top five player for Trout

  167. The Great Knoche says:
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    Gyorko!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh norko!

  168. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey which side? Jose Reyes/Lucroy or Braun/Bautista thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  169. J-FOH says:
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    I watched shark tank for the first time tonight, why have I never seen this before?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s awesome, right? One of my favorites

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: no it’s f**king awesome!

        Babys mama looks at me and says, “go invent something dumbass”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know! I’ve seen every one… It’s the best… I came up with a new invention the other day I wanna go on there with… Koireeokie… It’s karaoke while standing in a koi pond…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I want to make a glove/ wrist brace you attach your tablet to so you can’t drop it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Brilliant! Now I’ve stolen that from you!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Doh!

  170. greg says:
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    WB, Grey, I traded Longoria for Carrasco….before your post here, today…..

    You think Franco is going to turn it up again or would you grab Plouffe for replacement?

    Thanks.’

    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Franco

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Your thoughts on the trade? You (and others) have been touting Carrasco as buy low candidate for some time now…

        Greg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t love the trade, it’s fair

  171. AJ says:
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    Hey Grey would you Drop Burns/Pillar for any of Santana/ Soler/ Sano/ Byrd/ Granderson/ Grichuk? thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana?

  172. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    For a quick rebuttal on Greinke, his 7.7 K/9 is the result of his abnormally low WHIP. For reference, Clay Buchholz has a K/9 of 8.5, but both Greinke and Clay are striking out exactly 22.8% of batters faced. Greinke’s contact rate is also 76.2%, which is a better mark than deGrom, Felix Hernandez, David Price, and Carlos Martinez, to rattle off a few names.

    Greinke’s WHIP and ERA will move upward, but his Ks will rise a bit as well when that happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  173. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    You running Kaz out there in a fairly shallow mixed? The layoff/ possible lingering issues have me a smidge concerned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. Bob says:
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    SON is down on Iwakuma @ NYY (-1.3) and Hughes @ OAK (-2.5) today.

    I’m in a short 3 day scoring period and really need stats so despite the less than stellar rating I was thinking of starting them.

    Terrible idea or worth the risk considering the short period? Start both? Only one? None?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth the risk

  175. JCook says:
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    Altuve and Jones for Harper… Which side do you like in an OBP and SLG league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  176. John says:
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    I’m thinking of reading Schwarber and JD Martinez for Puig. This trade would be purely for the future, not this year. It’s an obp league and we use ops instead of hr. What are your thoughts on the trade and on Puig?

    Thanks

    • John Ritchie says:
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      @John:

      Puig’s a bum!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you commenting to yourself that Puig’s a bum? I’d want JD

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Several league members are unfortunately privy to the vast wisdom that Razzball contains and it appears as though one of them noticed that I was asking about some

        • John says:
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          @John: …of their trade offers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So you changed your name to your full name to throw them off?

          • John says:
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            @Grey: Ha no that’s another league member posing as me to let me know they saw my question. And to confuse you. Which is no way to thank you for all the fantastic work you do here!

            While I have your attention a bit longer, what do you think of giving up Pederson for Altuve in the same league? Obp instead of avg and slg instead of hr.

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Pederson, but it’s fair

              • Mike says:
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                @Grey:

                About where do you think JD Martinez will be ranked next year? How high of a ceiling does he have?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Top 25/30 prolly

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @John: you use OBP and OPS? You know that’s double counting OBP, right?

      • John says:
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        @FKA Ralph: I meant slg, not ops! Got my leagues confused!

  177. Wilson says:
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    I am holding Soler but patience is losing.
    Hoping he will have decent second half season.

    My replacement is K Davis,
    so Soler or K Davis for ROS? Thanks

    • Wilson says:
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      Plus Maybin

      Soler , K Davis , Maybin For ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  178. Grey man- changed my handle I figure there’s 12 “Tony’s” on here now….. Advice on a deal being offered is needed: 12 teamer, 10×10 cats h2h

    Side A) JD MARTINEZ, Devon Travis and Pineda

    Or

    side B) Adam Jones and AJ Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, JD side

  179. McNulty says:
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    currently my 3 middle infield spots are being manned by Travis, Desmond, Segura, Cesar Hernandez, and Semien. Alexei Ramirez, Odor, and Castro are available, and I’m looking for BA, R, and then SB.

    Which 4 would you want ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor over Semien, they’re all toss ups

  180. Start hishashi in a weekly roto h2h league? He plays the Yankees. Not sure if home or away

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if home

  181. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In a weekly, would you roll the dice that Souza comes off the DL tuesday and start him over K Davis or Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Cron

  182. JoeG414 says:
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    Smoak or Colabello in a daily mixed roto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cola

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, but picked up Smoak for today as Cola and A.Garcia is sitting.
        Cola or Polanco ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco

  183. Fawn says:
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    Start cron vs porcello or soler vs banuelos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  184. AJ says:
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    Hey Grey what side you like ? Reyes /Puig/ Carlos Martinez or Price/Kemp, redraft thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, it’s fair

  185. Dior says:
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    Drop any of these guys to pick Souza back up
    Cron,Khris Davis,choo,deshields,

    Jesse Chavez or Robbie Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis… Chavez

      • Dior says:
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        @Grey: so if I drop Davis for Souza who do I drop for Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  186. Bustered Posey says:
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    Hey there trying to get some more power and bolster pitching for playoffs and i have tons of sbs to burn (hamilton,deshields, cesar hernandez, j. dyson). Would you trade away Arenado/Burns/Springer for Dozier/J Bautista/ C Martinez?
    Your guys are the best, thanks for the site and all the feedback.

    • Bustered Posey says:
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      @Bustered Posey: 10 team 5X5 H2h no keeper no redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Bustered Posey says:
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        @Grey: Dont hate it either? Do you think arenado can keep this pace up? Ive been trying to see what he can get because he value is so high right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just did my top 100 for the 2nd half…

  187. J-FOH says:
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    Does Cuban ever say yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah, totally

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Im watching random ones on-demand and he hasnt said yes to one in any episode. Wahts with the people that walk with nothing after multiple offers. Those dudes from Nepal and their dog treats, if you remember them, what f**king morons.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do remember them… I think sometimes people come on for publicity… It’s just a ten minute commercial for some people… Cougs has bought me the iPhone cleaner and the coffee beans that keep your coffee warm if you’ve seen those

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the floating drink holder is on right now. “You went to a trade show and didn’t take any order forms?”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha… That is a great one though!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I loved the promotional item idea with it. Who wouldn’t love getting that in their swag bag

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sell em for $15 at every vegas pool and make millions…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the razzball floating drink holder for the player that comes out of the basement and gets bathed by his mother

                    I want the ULaces!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      ULaces! I’m not a baby being bathed by my mother…I’m a man drinking beer in the bathtub being bathed by my mother…

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      why did I think of Carty when you said that?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Spokesman!

  188. Mikes says:
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    Khris Davis against liriano $14.6 or cron against porcello $. 6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  189. Pitching Fiasco says:
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    Who do you like ROS, Bauer or Cody Anderson? Anderson has looked great but he’s gotta regress, right?

    And, either of these guys are streamers, not everyday guys, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer… Streamers

  190. Buckler says:
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    Right now I have Belt and Mooreland platooning at 1B, but also have Santana who is 1B eligible too. Would you trade Glenn Perkins for Sano straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  191. Bustered Posey says:
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    getting carlos gonzales for zach britton
    would your drop
    delino deshields
    cesar hernandez or
    jarred dyson in a 10 tm 5×5 h2h league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  192. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up buddy…sitting with my buddy at the cottage talking baseball….question for ya

    8 team kepper with 14 keepers…
    Have Reyes as my starting SS and Russell as my backup

    Don’t think I can keep Russell…would you give him up for a 1st round pick and jp Crawford? Also get to keep 2 na guys

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  193. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Fister for Brett Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  194. Wilson says:
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    Starter question , pick best two starters everyday , thanks
    7/19
    Cashner vs XOL Kendrick ($23.1)
    Chavez vs MIN Malone (SON$16.2)
    Verlander vs BAL Gonzalez ($14.5)
    Miller vs CHN Arrieta ($10.7)

    7/20
    Gio vs NYM Harvey ($12.6)
    R De La Rusa vs MIA Phlps ($12.1)
    Heston vs SD Kennedy ($7.2)
    Kennedy vs SF Heston ($4)
    Walker vs DET Simon ($3.7)

    7/21
    Hammel vs CIN Iglelias ($10.5)
    Shoemaker vs MIN Gibson ($10)
    Hellickerson vs MIA Latos ($7.6)
    Nola vs TB Karns ($6.7)
    Chen vs NYY Eovaldi ($3.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash, Chavez…gio, Heston…hammel, Nola

  195. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Did you buy the inter-faith family christmas decorations?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mensch on a bench? Nope, but I have seen it at bed bath and beyond

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Fo realziess, I havent watched anything else on TV today. I have been working on tomorrows post with shark tank on all day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Glad you like it, I’ve only talked about liking it for the last five years…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: back to the reality show gallows of shame.

            I had a hard time NOT writing tomorrows opening paragraph about shark tank, okay maybe, I still havent wrote the opener yet. selecting a creeper is like being a shark. Ooh, I have a new idea for next year. We get 3 to 4 writers each week, doesnt always have to be the same, and each one choose a creeper of the week and makes their one paragraph case. We combine each paragraph into one post. Maybe some pick the same player, maybe they are all different, it makes the sell to the readers even better.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like it! I wanna be Cuban!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: thats fine by me, I got dibs on Mr. Wonderful

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: @J-FOH: you know who I am…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Fubu!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: was thinking Herjavec but I can see that..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, he’s good too! Why him?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: my waspy good looks and relatable temperament. Which is translated from my autocorrect saying my wifes pussy good looks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… You have the best autocorrect!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: my talk to text has a potty mouth

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So perfect

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: It’s in the lede tomorrow

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: Hey there Mr. Wonderful, can’t believe you haven’t watched Shark Tank before, it’s right up your alley. Basic format, Cuban only buys if he can sell the item at Maverick’s games, Lori, who I want to sit on my face, if she can sell it on QVC, FUBU guy if you’re black or it’s a clothing idea, and Kevin only if he can turn it into a royalty deal. Everyone else kinda spreads it around. Classic binge-watch show.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: I dont like your simple analysis of the sharks. How dare you low ball Kevin and is awesome attitude. That guy is the dick you want to be.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: Simple, yet accurate. I love Kevin, I called you Mr. Wonderful! I keeps it real!

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @nick the dick: Jack, full of wonderful……?

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: that makes you guys my ladies

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: I’m your Brucille Jender

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      you officially made it weird

  196. Wilson says:
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    Dickerson seems coming back.
    Dickerson over Soler / K Davis if he is healthy ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, yes

  197. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly root redraft. need avg, runs, abs. drop one of melky, tomas or peralta?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  198. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly root redraft. drop one of peavy, volquez or a wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson

  199. Alan says:
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    Hello, do I want Springer, Syndergaard or Carrasco going forward? 7×7 obp slg, 10 hitters, 1350 inn limit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  200. Brett says:
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    Need speed and holds

    Can you rank between odor and deshields.

    Also what do you expect from walden when he returns? Is he worth holding on to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor… No on Walden

  201. ProfessorX says:
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    I’ve been offered Cargo and Rosenthal for Blackmon. I have a 5.5 in saves in a standard 5×5 roto league, so this could really help. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

      • Professor X says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Forgot to mention I’m in first place, and other OFs are JD, Betts, Heyward, Moss, Khris, Avisail. Are you worried about Rosenthal’s soreness? I could probably also get Miller, K Rod, Street or Motte from the guy instead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, get Miller instead

  202. The Great Knoche says:
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    6×6 10 team dynasty. W/OBP and holds. $260 salary cap at auction. Next years prices listed.

    Stanton (30) Cole (18) for Kershaw (33) and Rizzo (22). which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  203. Reid says:
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    Who do you like more ROS? Pillar or Souza? Have Soler, JD, and Maybin as well. 11 team keeper. Would’ve dropped Soler in a redraft but think his long-term upside is too great to let go of in a keeper one.

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Reid: Souza..Because unfortunately web gems don’t count for shit…unless someone starts a league that does that…which I’ve wanted for literally ten years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  204. Mello Yello says:
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    CORREA BOMB!!! Ah just pass the peas ah just pass the hit me!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  205. Mello Yello says:
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    And while I’m at it, knowing I have a top 25 keeper in Correa on my squad (believe that) Playlist Time!

    Playlist Of The Week (The Aaron Nola is going to be Steven Matz good or else I might be in trouble edition)

    1. Vicarious – Tool
    2. The National Anthem – Radiohead
    3. Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure – Arctic Monkeys
    4. Betta Listen – De La Soul
    5. Rite Where You Stand – Gangstarr f/ Jadakiss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! 4. The Best

  206. Mb says:
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    Cron, Khris Davis, deshields, souza, choo, Dyson

    Need to drop 3 of them for pitching

    Khris Davis is a 4th of but hit a bomb yesterday. Choo is projected to have a good Monday and Tuesday @rockies. Souza was hitting like shit before his injury. Cron gets Minnesota and Texas next week. Dyson and deshields give me good speed.

    Other outfielders are upton, yelich, bruce, soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields, Choo, Davis

  207. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning,

    Stick it out with Castellanos or switch to Plouffe? Limited moves…waiting on Miggy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to Plouffe

  208. Clyde Prompto says:
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    On a scale of 1(negligible) to 5(massive), how big an upgrade is it from Eovaldi to Odorizzi? 10 team AL-Only league with limited roster moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  209. Bob says:
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    Jaime Garcia is expected to come off the DL next week ended. Would you drop any of these guys to activate him? Or do I drop Garcia instead?

    Iwakuma
    Hendricks
    Hughes
    Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  210. Upton looks (at least the box score) pretty dreadful.im slightly worried.

    A lock for the playoffs which is over a month away, and playing in a keeper league…

    Would you deal a $22upton/ $10 sano/ $10 Matz or McCullers for a $10 scherzer and unkeepable jay Bruce/Albert pujols/ billy Hamilton?

    Thanks have a great day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t he just homer on Friday? I’d take Scherzer there, send Matz

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: he steals now again too, after at least 2 years of just quitting on doing that.

  211. Los putos says:
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    Yanks activated Beltran. Refsnyder sent down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sent down, or sat down for one game?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, sent down, ridiculous

  212. Moscowitz says:
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    Now tell me who did you guys drop for Refsnyder a few days ago?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Moscowitz: nobody good.

  213. Bob says:
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    Thanks for the feedback on dropping Walker for Jaime Garcia when he comes off the DL.

    Guy in my league just dropped Tyson Ross. Thinking of picking him or Erasmo Ramirez up. You like either of them better than Kyle Hendrick, Phil Hughes, or Hisashi Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for now

  214. Mb says:
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    What do you think of nola. The same level as Wisler or closer to a mcullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close to McCullers, but different

  215. Ddddy says:
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    Drop any of these guys to add fiers, juungman, nola.
    Hendricks, walker, chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker for Nola

  216. FrankGrimes says:
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    that shit stain Heyward
    batting .351 3HR 6 steals
    since I dumped him last month
    haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Oh, Grimey…

  217. Mike says:
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    chavez over ray and nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ray

  218. Me says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Now that we have a (kind of) return date for rendon, does it change his ranking at all?

    Also, Rendon and Bauer or Joc Pederson?

    Thanks for doing GOOD work.

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