Uh-oh, the double lede!  This is more spectacular than the double rainbow.  WHOA, DOUBLE LEDE!  Alex Cobb threw a gem yesterday — 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (2 Hits), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.73, but his brother from another mother and father, Alex Colome blew the game, going 1 IP, 2 ER, and now has given up seven earned — sevearned? — in his last three appearances.  Alex Cobb carried a no-hitter into the 7th and was so good yesterday that Robert Wuhl is writing the screenplay to Cobb 2:  More Corn.  However, do the Rays play Blondie “Call Me” when Colome comes in?  If so, stop!  If not, give it a try because we need to shake things up.  I grabbed Danny Farquhar before the game even ended.  Lord Farq could get a few saves if Colome remains dreck.  …Cause somebody once told me that Farquhar is an ‘own me,’ and I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed!  Colome was looking kind of dumb with a crooked number on the board and an L shape hanging on his scorecard.  Well, the years start coming– Okay, I will stop now.  In the end, Tommy Hunter got the save after the blown save, so he could also be in the mix if Colome needs a little rest.  In one league, I grabbed Farquhar; in one league, I grabbed Hunter for ye ol’ hedge.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Felipe Rivero – 1 IP, 1 ER in a tie game.  Sure, this wasn’t a blown save, and, yup, his ERA is only 0.88, but why do I feel like this the opportunity C**nt has been waiting for to f**k us?  And it gives me no pleasure saying that.

Anthony Rizzo – 0-for-3, 1 run as he was moved back to the leadoff spot, after Willson Contreras hit leadoff yesterday with a homer.  Maddon said, “If I could bat Rizzo and Bryant simultaneously at leadoff I would.  Also, it would give me great pleasure to have Tommy bat 2nd, La bat third and Stella bat fourth.”

Addison Russell – Still out with a shoulder injury but the Cubs refuse to DL him.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Maddon is fine batting their biggest power threat leadoff while having him play 2nd base, and all sorts of other wacky things, but because he didn’t come up with the game strategy of “making the DL your extended bench” like the Dodgers, he won’t do it.  He needs credit, that egomaniac!  I’m bordering on libel, but I’m mad!  DL Addison so I have some freakin’ room to pick up another player!

Jake Arrieta – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.67.  I told you not to draft him.  I don’t say that to rub salt in the wounds.  Besides, if you’re in a bath, and the salt is Epson, who wouldn’t want me rubbing them?  No, I say it now to reaffirm that you shouldn’t be owning him, and his casual destruction of your ratios is not likely to stop.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs and four steals (28, 29, 30, 31, 32…Ugh, why can’t I ever count?  Well, he has 32 steals now.)  Arrieta/Montero were making Lester and Grandpa Rossy blush yesterday with all the steals they were allowing.  Michael Taylor (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs — SCHMOTATO!) stole two bags and Rendon stole his 4th bag.  Montero is 1 for 32 on the year throwing out runners.  They’d have a better chance with a pitchback net.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Halp and I (Gralp?) go over my thoughts on Braun on the latest podcast.  Now in Doubly Audio!  Not Dolby, but doubly, because we needed to record it twice due to a technical difficulty.

Jonathan Villar – Returned from the DL to sit on the bench.  Gonna be hard for him to find time with Eric Sogard hitting so well.  March Grey just did a spit take.

Orlando Arcia – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I haven’t talked much about Arcia this year, because he’s been so disappointing.  I had high apple pie in the sky hopes for this guy.  I drafted him in multiple leagues, even a 12-team mixed league.  I’ve since moved on just about everywhere, but I could see moving back.  At least temporarily since he’s hitting near .425 in the last week.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  He’s not there yet, but he’s sneaking up on overtaking Thames for the Brewers’ team lead in homers.  Do you think he gets there?  You just mouthed the word yes and now people on the subway are looking at you funny.

Manny Pina – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  That homer is like a drunk guy at a Jimmy Buffett concert:  Manny Pina’s!

Junior Guerra – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.54.  I’m so the wrong person to ask for positive thoughts for Guerra.  I never liked him, and thought he was getting by last year on good vibes and bad farts, but this year, his peripherals look even worse.  He was just hate-dropped in one of my NL-Only leagues, and I can’t argue with it.

Brandon Finnegan – Headed back to the DL with another shoulder injury.  He should be fine (in two years).  Ah, such critical info in that parenthetical.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .281.  Also, in this game, Joey Votto (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) went dizzeep with his 21st; Billy Hamilton (2-for-5) said, “Yo, you gotta check out my rap musical,” with his 2nd homer, and Eugenio Suarez (1-for-2, 2 runs) crossed the Suarez Canal for his 12th.

Manuel Margot – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Margot had missed about a month with a sore calf, or as it’s known in Amish country, an aggravated baby cow.  Margot is a solid bet for speed, if he can get on base.  Sounds like the better part of the Padres team.  Not ‘better part’ meaning more than half, but ‘better part’ meaning the part that is better than the useless part.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  I know this isn’t usually the case with the Dodgers and Rockies in the NL West, but it seemed like yesterday everyone on the west coast was wearing a throwback uniform to the Dead Ball Era.  You know the era, it was three years ago.

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.48.  Oh, hey, it’s Bob Feller.  Hey, Bob Feller!  Say hello to your mother for me!  Newcomb wasn’t even that good in the minors (mostly poor command), but he’s kept his walks in check, and is worth looking at in more mixed leagues.  In still the shallowest leagues, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Drew Smyly – Had a setback with his elbow and now there’s no timetable for his return and everyone should be like, “Why so Smyly?”

James Paxton – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  No lie, I’m writing this after his first three no-hit innings, but before the rest of the game.  Paxton is so Jekyll and Hyde.  Of course, he looked incredible early on, only to falter later on.  Maybe he should be a long reliever who starts games.  Oh, and if he continues to throw a no hitter, then maybe you erase the earlier nonsense you wrote.  This is a note to you, Grey.  You don’t need to be writing it out.  Also, walk Ted so he stops licking his Peacock.

Aaron Nola –  7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Unlike Paxton, I no longer have crazy high aspirations for the one they call Nola.  A Quality Start and no blow up is all I ask.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .225 with a .285 OBP.  Maybe it’s just the Phils, but I feel about Franco the exact same as I feel about Nola.  Just give me some halfway decent mediocrity.

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .284.  Could be the start of something again, but he’s been hitting for a decent average lately and not a whole lot else.

Corey Seager – Out with a sore hamstring.  I’m guessing Puig sneezed on him.  Stupid Puig!

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  *goes to deli counter line that’s filled with Dodger pitchers, pulls number*  Great, the number is July 18th.  Maeda’s never getting these lox!

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting over .400 in the last week with three homers, and we’ve got a full-blown schmotato!  Get him while he’s hot!

Tyler Anderson – Will miss about four weeks as his knee is scoped.  They’re sending in a miniature Dennis Quaid!  Keeping the news on the Colorado starters, Jon Gray will return to the rotation on Friday.  Just in time for the weather to hit boiling and for the balls to fly out of Coors.  “Balls flying out of Coors” is also a hazing ritual in colleges.

Jeff Hoffman – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  So, he’s still kinda safe in road games.  Great, making a note.  *licks pencil to make note, spits*  That tastes like lead!

Danny Salazar – Ready for rehab games.  Was he picnicking prior?  That’s swell, Salazar.  Any time you wanna, ya know, pitch, it would be appreciated.

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Solid game, and not a terrible year for Clevinger so far, but I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for him still.

Carlos Gomez – Sitting out with back soreness.  Damn, he has as many injuries as a guy who once did PEDs.  Not that he ever did those.  No, I would never suggest that8bewpsqwgd–  Sorry, my fingers were crossed.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, and, like, his 14th homer in the past three games.  Doode is fire emoji.  I’m so proud of him I just want to pat his head.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-2 and his 11th homer.  See, you should’ve drafted a Rangers catcher, just not the one you did.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  He’s now alternated decent starts with “Wow, I will never forgive him for that start.”  If my math is correct, he’s due for another blow up next.

Jason Grilli – Designated for assignment.  If a Grilli can’t work in the summer, that would be sad.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .242.  This was his 2nd homer in the past three games, so maybe there’s a little somethingwitzki here.

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.07.  I saw one fantasy site say Gausman was terrific yesterday.  Um, two walks, four Ks in under six innings is terrific?  That’s like telling a girl, “That’s never happened to me before.”  Yeah, a’ight.

Matt Strahm – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.61.  I get the sense that The Strahm Experiment™ isn’t working.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer.  When Just Dong homers, a bell gets its clapper.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  His Home ERA is barely above 2, while his Away ERA is 6.22.  I wonder why Verlander enjoys being home so much.

Sean Manaea – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  This game came in Houston, so if you started him you have bigger balls than me.  You have Samoan-sized balls.

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, a grand slam, hitting .274.  I kept saying early on that in September you’d look back at Healy’s 27 homers and .270 average and wonder why you didn’t own him.  If he only hits 27 homers, it’ll be because he retired in August.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Also, his home run caused an easy save opportunity for Casilla so if you own both, I call cahoots!

Hanley Ramirez – Still out with his knee injury.  I have it on good authority that Hanley is lowering your expectations even further than usual for his 2nd half come on.  That authority is Red Sox Ralph.  Ralph’s wearing so many hats, he’s going to get inducted into the Razzball Hall of Fame like Gaylord Perry with 25 teams on his jersey.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  Pomeranz just needs a two-hour rain delay after his first two innings to get him going!  Guess you could say he was *pinkie to mouth* reined in.

Krispie Young – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3).  There’s an oldie but goodie, huh?  Krispie used to be to differentiate Chris B. from Chris Young, the pitcher.  Now it’s Chris Young, the occasional Red Sox DH and Chris Young, the human ladder.

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (3).  You watch his home run from last night, and you’re like, “Why doesn’t this guy hit 20 homers a year?”  And, sadly, you’re watching the game on your iPad with headphones while in the bathroom and no one is there to answer you.

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-4, hitting near-.350 in the last week with a home run.  The schmotato glow is light with this one, but it could grow.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.88 vs. Taijuan Walker – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 3.50.   This game was billed as, “Grey loves both of these guys almost as much as their own mother, but Taijuan is like the son who you give freedom, and he gets hooked on opiates and you don’t see him until a chance run-in at a 7-11 parking lot.”  As you can imagine, not a ton of people called it by that billing.

Michael Conforto – Still out with a sore hand.  Meh, Collins didn’t want to start him anyway, so now they at least have an excuse.  Hey, Mets, you’re the worst!  Eat a D!

Robert Gsellman – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.16, and left with a strained hanstring.  Too bad the Mets don’t have a different team’s training staff so they could DL Gsellman.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .234.  Conforto’s nursing his hand like he’s the mother of Brad Hand, but it still annoys me that Grandy is now suddenly the Mets’ leadoff hitter.  The Mets are going nowhere fast this year, Grandy should either be the 4th outfielder or somewhere way down the lineup.  Any the hoo!  Grandy has two straight games with a homer, so he appears schmotatoey.

Jose Quintana – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.37.  I’d emphasize those four walks, but compared to how he looked in the opening months, this is a marked improvement.

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  Man, Severino is slicing that garlic mighty thin.  I couldn’t stand Mira Sorvino because of her acting.  I can’t stand Luis Severino because I don’t own him.  McCullers, Severino or Wood?  Easy choice?  I don’t know.

Starlin Castro – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Replacing him on the roster is the SAGNOF demon seed, Tyler Wade.  I just went over him yesterday.  Click his name and it will magically transport you there and earn me an extra .0000001 of a cent.

Matt Holliday – Out again with fatigue.  It’s Italian, it’s pronounced fah-tee-gay!

  1. GroovyGreg says:
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    Was just offered his Betts for my Judge. 12 team H2H with 5 keepers per season. I picked up Judge off FA in week 2. Yes or no? Thanks in advance for your wisdom oh wise Grey!

    • My Seven Rizzos says:
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      @GroovyGreg: I had the same offer for Betts or Altuve for my Bellinger. Couldn’t keep either Altuve or Betts, so I may hold Bellinger for next 2 years @$1

      • My Seven Rizzos says:
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        @Grey: What if you couldn’t keep Betts, but you could keep Judge or Bellinger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bellinger or Judge then

  2. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Grey you starting that assclown Stroman tomorrow? home vs Balt

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up.

    Have stuff around the house so….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for June 28

    Murdock: ‘I was glancing over your files. Makes for some pretty interesting reading. “Rambo, John J., born 7/6/47, Bowie, Arizona, of Indian-German descent.” That’s a hell of a combination. “Joined the army 8/6/64. Accepted Special Forces. Specialization – light weapons. “Medic. Helicopter, language-qualified. “59 confirmed kills, two Silver Stars, four Bronze, four Purple Hearts, Distinguished Service Cross, the Medal of Honor.” You got around, didn’t ya? That’s incredible. You’re probably aware that almost 2500 Americans are still MIA in Southeast Asia. Most are presumed killed, but to the League of Families, Congress and lots of Americans, it’s still a very emotional issue.

    Murdock (to the MP standing next to the coke vending machine): ‘Give me something cold, please.’

    Murdock: ‘Rambo, you certainly don’t know as much about me as I do you. I honched with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines in Kon Tum in ’66. I lost a lot of good men, so I know what you and every vet feels. Maybe the government and certain segments of the population didn’t care. My committee cares.

    Colonel Trautman: ‘What it needs is proof that Americans are being held.’

    Murdock: ‘Once done, we’ll get our men back. If there’s any of our men at this POW target camp, you’re to confirm their presence by taking photographs.’

    Rambo: ‘- Photographs?’

    Murdock: ‘- Photographs. Under no circumstances are you to engage the enemy.’

    Rambo: ‘- I’m supposed to leave ’em there?’

    Murdock: ‘- I repeat, do not engage the enemy. Phase two Delta Force assault led by Colonel Trautman will handle the extraction. OK? I’d like to say that I feel with your participation, this mission has a better-than-average chance to succeed where others have failed. I’ll meet you both in the operations center in one hour.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Must be nice to be home and get chores…

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, man!

        a. Our son is running a low-grade fever with most likely a one-day virus which are prevalent in the summer. No biggie – on the BART diet – banana, apple sauce, rice and toast.

        b. TYVM for the tip on Tapia! Signed him up and started him yesterday! Already paying dividends!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Hope he feels better! B. Nice!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Thanks, man.

            a. At least there has been no discharge (except urine), lots of peppermint tea drunk.

            b. Cahill and Britton coming back next week in all my 10-team H2H leagues.

            Who would you rather start at the RP for next week? Must start 1.

            1. Cahill (6 games on the road facing Cleveland and Philadelphia, not fantastic matchups.)

            2. Britton (7 games on the road facing MIN and MIL, could see 7 blow outs for BAL, therefore 0 saves for Britton.)

            Will wait until Monday game time to decide but as always would appreciate your perspective.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Sounds like Cougs, she gets peppermint tea drunk B. Britton

  4. Blint says:
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    Hello Grey

    Need to drop one out of Margot, Haniger and Altherr. It is a TB and OPS league.

    I can pick up and stash Lewis Brinson in my NA spot but I have Schwarber there currently. Should I make the swap?

    Thank you!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Blint: Margot, hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: Agree with CGS

  5. Ian says:
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    Grey – it’s painful to have to start Odor and Story every day. Can I drop either for Gyorko or do I need to hold? At least Odor gets an occasional dong and SB….

    Is Cobb more than a streamer now?

    • Ryan Wheeler says:
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      @Ian: In my opinion, Story and Odor have more value ROS than Gyorko

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Ian: Really hard to drop either but packaging them up in a trade will at least get you a return and let someone else worry about wasting a bench spot till they start hitting. Sell them to a non-contender so if they do heat up, it doesn’t come back to bite you and could possibly steal points from your opponents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: I’d hold and Cobb’s a streamer still

  6. Nittanychris says:
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    Great stuff as usual!

    Speculating for future saves in my AL Only league. What are the chances that either Keone Kela or Sean Doolittle snags a closer role in the second half?

    Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Nittanychris: If Kela is still there in an AL only you should probably grab him just for Ks and ratios regardless of save speculation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nittanychris: I’d say likely for Doolittle due to trade, Kela maybe, but Bush has settled down

  7. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, I would like to stash Trevor Cahill but I’m not sure who to drop (H2H POINTS).

    Would you drop Duda, Mike Montgomery, Jon Gray, Maeda, or Hendricks for him? Thank you

    • Cram It says:
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      @asdfasdf: Duda, if he’s a bench bat.

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice one Grey!

    Catcher question alert! My current catchers are Hedges and Murphy in a weekly lineup 12 teamer where AVG is the biggest potential roto stat to gain points on (everyone at the top is bunched together closely). Same thing with homers interestingly (6th and 1st are 6 homers apart).

    How much more time would you give Murphy before replacing him (or Hedges) with any of Pina, Maldonaldo, Chirnos?

    Similarly, with Murphy’s upside, would you break the standard “don’t own more catchers than required” rule and try holding murphy on your bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks! I’d just go with Hedges, would not carry two, what’s Murphy going to do at best? 15 HRs, .260? Whatever

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I should have clarified that it’s a 2 catcher league, so I’ve been rolling with Hedges as C1 (planning to stick because at least I’ll get homers and whatever) and Murphy as my C2.

        Since Murphy hasn’t been used much in the early going (not a 50/50 timeshare), I’m trying to figure out how long to hold him before I drop and grab a shmo like Maxwell, Pina, Maldonando

  9. PB&J says:
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    Drop Gardner or Pederson, Rosario, Pham, or Goodwin?

    • Cram It says:
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      @PB&J: Goodwin

    • Cram It says:
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      @PB&J: Oh, you meant drop Gardner FOR…yeah Rosario.

  10. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    You think Maeda may stick in the rotation now? I’d like to pick him up but not sure if I should cut anyone. It would have to be a starter. My current staff is: DeGrom, Tailon, Nova, Nelson, Fulmer, Jon Gray, Peacock. Would you cut any of them for Maeda or hold?

    Thanks so much.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Brett: He’s probably getting at least two more starts with McCarthy on the DL.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Brett: And I would Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Maybe, Peacock for Maeda sounds fine

  11. joeg414 says:
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    A Bronx Tale :
    Young Calogero: Bill Mazeroski, I hate him. He made Mickey Mantle cry. The paper said the Mick cried.
    Sonny: Mickey Mantle? That’s what you’re upset about? Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? If your father can’t pay the rent go ask Mickey Mantle and see what what he tells you. Mickey Mantle don’t care about you. Why should you care about him? Nobody cares.

  12. H says:
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    Marwin Gonzalez or Scooter?

    Would you rather own Keon Broxton, Mancini, or Maybin over Benintendi? Thank you!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @H: 1. depends on needs – pretty even. 2. i would probably keep Benintendi but Mancini, Broxton, Maybin in that order if i had a gun to my head. Mancini and Brox can be switched depending on needs though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Scooter…. No, hold Benintendi

  13. Connor says:
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    Could you rank Gamel, Fowler, Matt Holliday ROS?

  14. Josh says:
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    How would you rank the following in a non-keeper:
    Faria
    Taillon
    Maeda

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Josh:
      Look l ike you did.

      I’d ride Faria until the inning limit talk starts. Maeda has that bullpen trip that makes me nervous to rank him higher than third, even after his nice start yesterday. Taillon is somewhere in between them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Taillon, Faria

  15. SMITTY says:
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    A) Limited to 4 moves a week in a 10 team H2H would you stream Happ vs Bal tomorrow?

    B) I’ve gotten pretty stacked at 1B/OF so I’m looking at moving someone for a starting pitcher. I currently have…
    Goldy
    Myers
    Stanton
    Smoak
    Braun
    Bennentindi
    Bellinger
    Desmond
    Freeman (DL)
    I’m thinking Bellinger is the best sell high guy that I have, but who would you look to move and please give me a couple pitchers you would target in the move.

    Thanks fella’s!

    • Cram It says:
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      @SMITTY: You can move any of them. Look to see who needs a 1B and what comparable SP’s he has.

      • SMITTY says:
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        @Cram It: I would really like Scherzer or Sale but this is a group that is always hard to acquire pitchers from every year. My current staff looks like this.
        Carrasco
        McCullers
        Paxton
        Stroman
        Nova
        Nelson
        Berrios
        Rodon (streamer)
        Fiers (streamer)
        Syndergaard (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMITTY: A. Yes B. Bellinger for a top 5 SP

      • SMITTY says:
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        @Grey: thanks buddy, would you consider Keuchel or are you worried about him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not back until end of July

  16. ryanoger says:
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    Best one below to stream today:

    Snell @PITT
    Ryu @LAA
    Paulino home OAK
    Bauer home Rangers
    Rodon home NYY

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @ryanoger: Eh boy… punt?

      Ryu if I had to choose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Paulino or Bauer, flip a coin

  17. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups:

    2-start Snell @PIT (-$0.8) and @CHC ($1.9)
    2-start Meyer vLAD ($3.7) and @MIN (-$4.7)
    2-start Paulino vOAK ($3.6) and @ATL ($2.1)
    Jaime Garcia @SD ($7.1)
    Faria @BAL (-$5.8)
    Varlander vCLE ($5.9)

    1. Who is the worst option from the raggedy bunch above? Would you start or sit him this week?

    2. Who is the second worst option from the above? Again, start or sit?

    Thanks in advance.

  18. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you drop maybin or bour for Keon Broxton?

  19. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Who would you drop to activate Villar in 10th team obp league?

    C Avila
    1b smoak
    2b t Turner
    Ss Correa
    3b Rendon
    MI a Simmons
    Ci thanks
    Of harper
    Of w Myers
    Of c Santana
    Of sano
    Of Maybin
    Util haniger
    Bn Conforto, Desmond

    Thanks!

  20. Synyster says:
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    Maeda is so frustrating. First he’s being sent back to the pen so I drop him. The next day it’s announced he will be getting a starting spot in the rotation. Of course someone else grabbed him with their waivers and he throws a good game last night.

  21. Your Mom says:
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    Bundy or Peacock the rest of the way, and how close is it?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Your Mom: Peacock, when he’s out there, but he might not stick in the rotation all year when the other guys return, so tough to say ‘rest of the way’.

      • Synyster says:
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        @Cram It:

        Peacock. Bundy is a BUM BUM BUM.

  22. Alan says:
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    More upside between Mauricio Dubon and Andrew Stevenson? When does each arrive to MLB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Ask Ralph

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @Alan: I would lean Dubon, but this is a Ralph question, typically…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Alan: Dubon, some power with that speed.

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Listening to the pod and getting Bellinger envy. In an OBP OPS keeper league, would you trade a $44 Rizzo (.400 OBP despite lower avg) for a $4 Bellinger (prob .350 obp guy)? Seems worth it to me long term + not even much of a drop off in the short term.

    Rizzo is a 2B soon, but I have Dozier in the 2 hole already so the extra pos. flex is not vital here.

    Thanks!

  24. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    14 team H2H 5×5. Starters Porcello, Nova, Lackey, Folty, Wain-o and an injured Salazar obviously aren’t enough to get the job done. Trade C. Seager for Price?

    • Benintendo64 says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: You can do a lot better than Price

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, all! Any higher tier guys you coud suggest? Grienke? C-Mart? Darvish?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take any of those three, reverse order…Prefer to trade for cheaper SP tho

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. SP is at an aburd premium in this league and we’re sorely lacking so even the cheaper guys are overpriced. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  25. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    That Severino blurb brightened my day. I drafted Thor, Salazar, Rich Hill, Maeda, Jon Gray in 1 league and thought I was toast. I now own Severino, McCullers (who I traded Thor and Maeda for), and Wood in that same league and am wayyyy ahead in 1st place. Thanks for everything Razzball!

    In another league Im log jammed again at CI. I own Myers, J Turner, Hosmer…also own Bregman and HanRam (just grabbed him off waivers). Franco is on waivers. Question: ROS how do you rank Hanram, Bregman, Franco?

    I need an arm pretty bad so I might try and flip Myers. Do you think he’a worth Wood in value?

    Thanks brothah Grey!

  26. Joey says:
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    Comrades: was offered Khris Davis and Archer for Bryant in a 10-team mixed league. For a team w/o a legit ace, is that still too little to receive in exchange for Bryant?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Joey: Bad deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey: Agree with others

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Joey: You should be expecting no less than a top tier pitcher if you’re giving away Bryant. Who is this guys best pitcher?

  27. Brett says:
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    With the news on osuna and then him pitching Sunday do you feel comfortable trading for him or are you avoiding him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Get someone else

  28. Ashtray says:
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    Need someone to replace Forsythe (because he sucks). My league includes OBP and Ks.

    Solarte (when he’s healthy)
    Panik
    Kendrick
    Harrison
    Pirela
    Valencia
    Gurriel
    Headley
    Castellanos

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Ashtray: Just saw the Yanks are calling up Andujar so throw him in the mix as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: None of these guys are much of anything, btw

      • Ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Oh I’m aware. Hopefully Rizzo gets his 2B eligibility soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We are mutually aware

  29. Sean says:
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    Just picked up Scooter to sub in for Odor and now VIllar gets activated. My bench is too crowded so I have to drop someone. Who’s odd man out between Scooter, Schebler, JBJ, Haniger, and Reynolds. I feel like its Haniger, but would like another opinion.

  30. Ron Swanson says:
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    Should I trade Jean Segura for Manaea and Choo? If not, what pitcher should I target for Segura?

  31. Benintendo64 says:
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    Starting Nova at home vs TB tonight? Sneaky tough matchup and Nova was shaky last time out

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t realize TB was hitting so well this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But Nova is pitching so well, good pitching shuts down good hitting most of the time

  32. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Need to drop 1 of these guys to free up a spot…advice on which one please? Thanks!
    Ian Happ / Mazara / K Broxton

      • Maverick says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    In an 8 Team H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP) is it time to cut bait on both Thames and Trumbo?

    I can grab such hot schmos as Roc ‘n’ Joc, Healy, Maybin, Puiggy, Reddick, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Joc over Trumbo… Your kids most have you so busy this year!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah they do! My evenings are pretty much booked with poopy diapers and spit up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds awesome!

  34. Eduardo Almaguer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H OBP/QS

    Got a couple of offers on the table.

    1. My Z.Godley (could be a 23rd round guy next season) for Kenley Jansen
    2. My Kershaw, Didi for Carrasco (13th rd next season only), Kenley, E.Andrus

    I’m more apt to do the first offer because I don’t want to lose Kershaw, but got to acknowledge there’s good current and future value in the second offer.

      • Eduardo Almaguer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey.

        What if made him up the offer to Donaldson, Kenley and Carrasco for Kershaw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Eduardo Almaguer says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks! I’ll hold onto Kershaw then.

            One more. 12-team H2H OBP. Which SS?

            Didi, Chris Taylor, Z.Cozart, or Arcia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Didi

  35. Brian says:
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    H2H league. you starting Wainwright @ ARI and/or Hahn @ HOU?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brian: Nope and Nope for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Agree with F

  36. Peacecoast says:
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    Grey I feel like you are my brother from a different mother and father. And country. In fact all we has in common be EAST COAST MOFUCKA! remember that bra (is that what they say in LA?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Mo Fucka was a nice foreign exchange student I once knew, he died in a fire

  37. ice river says:
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    hey grey have 2 redraft questions

    just got offered my bellinger/story for his judge…do i take it and run?

    story or andrew miller ros?

    thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ice river: Hold…Story

      • The Eye of Horus says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I agree with JeF

  38. lwomack58 says:
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    Who would you start

    J. Gracia @SD-Son has him @ +6.1

    Folty @OAK-SON has him at -12.9

    Gossett vs ATL/Folty-SON has him at -3.7

    Thank you

  39. tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league, deal Carrasco plus late pick (15+) for Knebel and mid pick (7 or 8)? Carrasco is not a keeper and Knebel has good value for next year. Remaining staff is Wood, Ray, Pineda, Nova, Manaea and I could pick up either Straily or Taillon off waivers. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tank1: Why is Carrasco not a keeper? Trade sounds fine for next year, I guess

  40. Jason Murray says:
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    Two trade offers in a 10 Team H2H keeper league, which side do you prefer?

    1. Votto/Lester/Jimmy Nelson or Rizzo/Carrasco/Moniak

    2. Votto/Lester/Jimmy Nelson or Rizzo/Gerrit Cole/Giles

    Thanks!

  41. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10 tm. I’m in first by 10 points and dead last in wins. Should I try to move a bat for a stud pitcher? My lineup is:
    McCann
    Goldy
    Schoop
    Shaw
    Bogaerts
    Turner
    Desmond
    J.D.
    Braun
    A. Jones
    Mancini
    Util- Rizzo
    Util- Smoak
    Bench- Rendon and Gomez

    Quintana
    Tanaka
    Archer
    Ray
    Severino
    Fulmer
    Pineda
    Hoffman
    Norris(stream spot)
    I’m first in saves as well.
    Iglesias
    Kintzler
    Reed
    Britton on DL.

    Should I try to improve my wins or just wait till they come? Like said I’m in first by a good lead without wins but I still don’t want it to bite me in the arse at the end. Thanks for a great write up!

    • Benintendo64 says:
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      @Jason Murray: @Chisoxx_22: If Rizzo has 2B eligibility or will soon then I’d see what you can get for Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Pitching doesn’t look terrible, bit surprised you have Tanaka, maybe the Schoop deal as described above

  42. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, got a catcher + rookie pitcher combo question. I took a flier on Lucroy (traded Aaron Sanchez and later picked him up, so got Lucroy basically free) but it’s not working and I wanna sell while I can. Got offered Boeuf Wellington and Faria for Lucroy and Lamet, who I picked up as a streamer last week and held for a second start. What say you? Thanks as always!

    • Benintendo64 says:
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      @mrm3711: take it

  43. Ashtray says:
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    Need to cut one pitcher. Who would you lose:

    Strasburg
    Severino
    Paxton
    Ray
    Manaea
    Cole
    Taillon
    Gray

      • The Eye of Horus says:
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        @Grey: Is that Sonny or Jon? Or does it matter?

        • Ashtray says:
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          @The Eye of Horus: Should have mentioned it’s jon. They seem pretty similar in my book.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wondered same, don’t think it matters

  44. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rolling the Alex Meyer ($5.4) David Paulino ($3.6) double dip everywhere today. I have a bad feeling about this…..

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I’m taking a chance with Meyer. But it’s a points league, so less worry than you.

  45. Juan says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Keeper league 12 team H2H.
    Trade Suarez 4 Beltre?
    Suarez slowing down. Beltre has been hitting (but that injury bug).
    i wouldnt keep Suarez nor beltre but i could use that hot bat and try to make a push.
    thoughts?

  46. Clive says:
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    Would you drop Faria, C Anderson, Taillon or Paxton if you needed an OF? Gomez and Pederson are available..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Anderson, Joc

  47. Matty says:
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    At the same price do you prefer Bour or Logan Morrison in a deep dynasty?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @Matty: LoMo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: I’ll go Bour, prolly coin flip

  48. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Grey
    In a 16 team dynasty, is Kyle Schwarber+Cam Bedrosian too much to pay for Carlos Correa?

    Thanks in advance for your wisdom.

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @The Eye of Horus: …and if it is too much, I could sub a SP for one of those two. Which tier and which sub? He needs a better C, more power, and more saves, so the trade has value for his team anyway, but this league prioritizes pitching.

      • The Eye of Horus says:
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        @Grey: Is Schwarber + Carrasco or Nola closer to fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, with Nola 1st

          • The Eye of Horus says:
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            @Grey: Thank you kind sir.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  49. Bobbo says:
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    THANK YOU, Grey, for calling out that certain fantasy news site for calling Gausman “terrific”. I saw the headline and got intrigued, then read the stat line and got confused.

    Maybe in 2017 that line IS terrific, though…but no, it can’t be!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Haha, I know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Keep em honest, Bobbo, that’s our job!

  50. joe t says:
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    4×4 who would you drop eric young ,span margot

  51. ryanoger says:
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    O’Day, Joe Kelley, Matt Barnes, or Madson best for holds?

  52. joeg414 says:
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    Any Preference in these RP for K’s/9 , Whip and Era
    Carl Edwards , Barraclough , B.Morrow or M.Minor ?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @joeg414: Edwards and Barraclough, that order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joeg414: They’re all great, that order is fine

  53. Bobby says:
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    Darvish , Paxton for Harper ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: As in Harper and it’s not close

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

    A) Altuve, Rendon, Wade Davis

    B) Arenado, Odor

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @Jon: B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Eye

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: What if it was Billy Hamilton in place of Rendon – still Arenado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Closer

  55. RICE says:
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    I read your Tyler Wade blurb yesterday but I want you to know that I clicked on his name today just to get you that extra 0.0000001 of a cent. I do what I can.

    Thanks for the continued hard work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RICE: You are very generous, I am bowing in your direction

  56. lwomack58 says:
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    Add Joc Pederson-drop C. Gomez or M. Davidson for him?
    Thank you

  57. m0se says:
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    give Rendon to get Greg Holland?
    or give Rendon to get Craig Kimbrel?
    i need saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @m0se: Get a cheaper closer

      • m0se says:
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        @Grey: rendong is a monster this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On my bench

          • m0se says:
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            @Grey: same. sonavabench

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              #neverforget

              • m0se says:
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                @Grey: ok i think i figured this shituation out.

                give Chisenhall to get Fernando Rodney?
                or give Chisenhall to get Jim Johnson?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Johnson

  58. b the esq. says:
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    10 team Roto. Currently in 5th. Was offered Starling Marte for my Dozier. Currently starting Dozier as an Infielder, have Kinsler at 2B. Have a couple other 1Bs I could play at IF.

    Thoughts on Marte when he comes back? Good value?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey:

        Aye. Thanks. He has stated he is looking for a 2B. Rather move Kinsler or Dozier? What kind of value would you be looking to get for either?

        I feel like my OF/Util could use a boost, but can’t figure out what would be legit value for one of my 2Bs……Thoughts?

        My Team:
        C- Realmuto
        1B -Rizzo
        2B-Kinsler
        3B-Machado
        SS-And. Simmons
        IF-Dozier
        OF-Bellinger
        OF-Haniger
        OF-Happ
        OF -Fat Adams
        UTIL – LoMo
        BN: Desmond, Peraza, Gamel

        SP – Archie Bradley
        SP – YU
        RP – Kenley
        RP – David Hernandez
        P – Betances
        P – Neshak
        P – K. Herrera
        BN – Gio, R. Ray, Wood, Tailon, J. Nelson,
        DL – Britton, Bud Norris

        His Team
        Contreras
        Miggy
        Beckham
        K. Seager
        Addison Russel
        Lamb
        K Davis
        Buxton
        Polanco
        Calhoun
        Springer
        BN – J. Bell, Marte, Brad Miller, Cervelli, Pollock
        DL – Zobrist, C Davis

        SP – Kershaw, Vargas
        RP – J. Wilson, LeClerq
        P- Iglesias, Taijuan, Nola
        BN – Price, Cole, Teheran

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kinsler — Maybe chance on Cole, Nola or Walker?

        • Cram It says:
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          @b the esq.: His OF sucks too. Kinsler for Polanco?

          • b the esq. says:
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            @Cram It: I agree. He thinks he has either a glut of OF or a logjam, forget which one he used in the trade proposal….Not really sure what he is talking about. Springer is really the only OF that jumps off the page at me as being upper echelon.

            I really dont have much faith in Polanco. Not sure he improves my OF UTIL situation much at all….. Cole is an interesting thought, might propose that.

            Thanks for the input!

  59. Nitro says:
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    ROS in 10 team HTH points league:

    Thames
    Haniger
    M. taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  60. BronxBombers says:
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    I have a ton of OF but really need saves and K’s. I was offered JBJ for Miller.. what do you think? Does he hold the job for awhile? His ratios are great..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean you were offered Miller for JBJ? Sounds fine

  61. Joe Quadres says:
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    So. Drop Villar for Arcia? Wait a few days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  62. Ron "Rondell" Dell says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I was just offered a trade: I get Trumbo, send Owings.

    H2H league and think I need speed more than power (and I like owings multiple eligibility), but do you expect big things from Trumbo ROS?

    My Team is currently:
    C – Perez
    1B – Au Shizz
    2B – Segura/Odor
    SS – Segura/Owings
    3B – Rendon/Turner
    OF – Giancarlo/Kemp/Dickerson/Owings/Scooter
    Util – Yonder

    Thanks for the expert input!!

    Ron Rondell Dell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, best of Trumbo will blow Owings out of the water

  63. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Have Cobb, facing my team…well at least my fantasy team will get a win from this dominance. Nope.

    So I may have a change of plans. You know I can get a direct, round trip flight to LA for $186?

  64. John Hagar says:
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    “Montero is 1 for 32 on the year throwing out runners. They’d have a better chance with a pitchback net.”

    LOL!!! Grey, you’re the best! (loved my pitchback net)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  65. Hawk says:
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    Drop Arrieta for Mike Fiers?
    5×5, full season roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  66. Johnnie clutch says:
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    Right now Peacock and Salazar are sitting on the wire in my 12 team Yahoo, are they a must own in this format or just meh? Peacock would cost me a #6 waiver claim (assuming I got him).

    There are 7 roto points up for grabs between era and whip

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can stream

  67. dtbran says:
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    With no moves left for season which 2 would you keep, redraft, (assuming all healthy) Pollock ODB MTaylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Taylor

  68. lwomack58 says:
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    One more Pederson question-would you add him and drop Haniger or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Joc, prolly will backfire

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Instead of Haniger drop Kipins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is this a question?

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:
            Yes- Add Joc drop Kipnis or Haniger.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haniger

  69. Great Bambino says:
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    Ian Happ or Michael Taylor ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  70. peacecoast says:
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    pollock back soon

    drop one: odb, cgomez, mtaylor

    need speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB

  71. Joe Quadres says:
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    As a Contreras owner, I loved Montero’s comments.

    KEEP TALKING, YA JACKWAGON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  72. MeatBall says:
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    Drop LeMahieu for Ian Happ? I’m dead last in BA, 9 points away from the next guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  73. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,

    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    I’ve been in first for the last month and a bit but have been starting to lose. I’ve traded away some of my stud pitchers to improve on my hitters. My hitters are now sound but I now have no room for Villar and Braun who are coming off the DL. I basically need to try and trade away 2 of these guys on my team. I’ve included the waiver wire available guys below if you think I should swap anyone.
    I also am currently empty in my catcher position so I don’t know if I should keep punting that position or fill it with whats available.

    1. So please let me know what you think of my team,
    2. Who would trade away (and who you’d try and acquire) and/or drop ?

    Waiver:
    Hit –C. Gomez, J. Pederson, C. Maybin, K. Morales, S. Souza, M. Davidson, Trey Mancini, C. Santana, HanRam, E. Gattis, A. Avila, W. Castillo, R. Martin, T. Murphy, B. McCann
    PIT – John Gray, T. Bauer, J. Guerra, A. Bradley, R. Hill, C. Davenski, A. Cobb, B. Peacock, J. Guerra, T. Bauer,

    My Team:
    C – EMPTY
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Xander Bogearts
    Mi- Trea Turner
    CI – Justin Turner
    LF – Christian Yelich
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Justin Smoak
    BN – Corey Dickerson
    BN – Jedd Gyorko
    DL –Ryan Braun
    DL – Jonathan Villar

    Sp – Alex Wood
    SP – Sean Maneae
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – Aroldis Chapman
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- Brandon Kintzler
    P – James Paxton
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN – Gerrit Cole
    BN- Masahiro Tanaka
    BN – Justin Verlander
    BN – Jimmy Nelson

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Villar and Cain or Yelich for an upgrade an SP and move Braun into your OF? Your waivers are irrelevant on hitting if you’re trading bench bats for more bench bats… Trade guys

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        @Grey: Okay, what about:
        My: Villar, Yelich, Gyorko, Tanaka (last two are throw ins, i assume they are my worst)
        For His: Story, Severino & one of (Vargas/Samardzija)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story side, Samard

  74. peacecoast says:
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    Grey,

    Always remember:

  75. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey….shallow mixed league 5×5 roto…..who you prefer to roll out there the next couple of weeks between these guys? No specific category needs, just looking for overall value. Haniger, Tapia, Zimmer, Rosario, Piscotty. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  76. Pager24 says:
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    Montero just DFA’d! i guess Theo and company disagree with his thought process? HA

    C prospect Caratini getting called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. exactly says:
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    Points league: Goldschmidt for Bellinger/Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  78. William Hung says:
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    I see that Story is going up against Ty Blach – hoping for a batty call today since Blach doesn’t strike anyone out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he shows something

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ll be there today
        Watching that d bag Story
        K 3 times laughing

        • William Hung says:
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          @FrankGrimes: Blach’s line will be 6 IP 7 hits and 3 Ks with all 3 against Story?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, have fun! I hope he homers so many times, and I don’t even own him!

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Batting 5th so hopefully he can get some hits with RISP

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

            • Cram It says:
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              @William Hung: Only 3 “hopings” today. You’re getting more grounded.

  79. Mookiewilson says:
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    Was offered Lindor for wade davis and Story. Seems steep but I am pretty sick of story…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side

  80. tank1 says:
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    Keeper league – deal N. Cruz + Villar for Benintendi + Berrios? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, could backfire big time

  81. Jason Murray says:
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    10 Team H2H Keeper – Machado/Carlos Martinez or Rizzo/Carrasco/Newcomb? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  82. Chris R says:
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    After selling saves to buy position players to tide me over while Trout and Freeman were injured, I’m looking to buy back in.

    Tried to Sell high on Newcomb for Wade Davis. He expressed interested but couldn’t pull the trigger.

    He’s a braves fan, if I offer Ender Inciarte and Newcomb for Wade Davis and Marwin Gonzalez am I paying too much for saves?

    (Outfield: Wil Myers, Ender, Piscotty, Souza, Pham, Kepler. Dahl, Marte and Trout on the DL)

    Also huge thanks for Mentioning Severino in your deep pitchers article. Owning him this year has made me happy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not paying too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice on Severino!

  83. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The infamous Grey shun…but I digress, might just fly to LA in August/September. Spirit Airlines is mad cheap, under $200 for direct round-trip. Get that intern job responsibilities list going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, not sure how I missed ya… That price is insane

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, Spirit is like 50/50 you’re leaving Pitt

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m going to have to look into it for that price, I mean I’d pay that much in gas to get half way there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, Spirit Airlines: We’re for millennials because we also give zero f*cks

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha, I know nothing about the airline. I rarely fly anywhere. Is it really that bad?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh it’s egregious, but whatever, it’s cheap and gets you there (eventually)

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I’ll be unemployed so I can deal with it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, nice!

  84. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cody Bellinger has 6 multi homer games this year. Only one Giant has even one this year…Bumgartner on Opening Day.

    Heads up for those holding Barreto. It sounds a lot like the A’s intend to send him back down when Pinder comes off the DL. Not a sure thing but Melvin, loosely quoted, said about him, “we have a history of bringing up top guys and sending them back down again. We did it with Sonny when he came up.” I mentioned it to Ralph a couple of weeks ago but the general vibe around the A’s has been that they don’t think he’s completely ready.

    Melvin confirmed that he will use Casilla (did not know his nickname was “Willie” by the way) and Doolittle both to close and play match ups.

    If you would have asked me this morning who would be at the top of the player rater (my first look at it this year) I would not have come up with Goldy. For some reason it’s seemed like quiet dominance. Probably because he hasn’t had any insanely hot streaks that made the news.

    Number 1 and 2 in average exit velocity are also 1-2 highest BABIPs. Judge and Sano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahaha, hilarious on Bum/Bell fact…. Yeah, wouldn’t surprise me with Barreto…. Willie? Never knew that either…. Goldy just performs every single day in some way, nothing huge ever

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks as always OTS!

  85. Fausto Sagnofacio says:
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    Need some trade help in this new sell-low buy-high, everyone hits 20hr, steals aint cheap no more, landscape.
    2 offers
    C.Sale for my A.Judge or
    C.Sale for my C.Bellinger
    No Brainers at face value but heres the asterisk. Team offering me Sale is in 1st by 0.5 points im sitting in 2nd and weve flipped 1-2 all year. Hes SP/Steals heavy, im Bat/Saves heavy. H2H 5×5 weekly.
    Do i split up an offense that hasnt lost a category since April?
    Sale/Carrasco would be my 1-2, with rostered streamers and 4 Closers behind them.
    My Offense minus Judge/Bellinger would shake out like this..
    Riz/Alonso at 1B/CI
    Blackmon/Cruz/Dickerson/Duvall/Broxton in the OF with Maybin @Util.
    What say you?
    Thoughts much appreciated..
    Dont usually post all this info sorry for poor format. Trading with team in contention is new territory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper pitching with a cheaper hitter elsewhere, don’t help your competitor

  86. Chris says:
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    Thanks grey!
    Any thoughts on picking up andujar he just got called up for the Yankees.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you wanna take the flyer

  87. Alex says:
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    Of the struggling Odor vs. Story, who’s the best stash in hopes of a turn around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  88. OaktownSteve says:
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    There are 81 players with more homers than Mark Trumbo right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I have him in a few leagues… So weird that he’s healthy and not hitting them

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: his R/RBI are reversed from what I’d expect from him too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  89. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey, better SS for ROS: Didi or Owings ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, is it close IYO?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is

  90. AndyAndy says:
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    Hey Grey
    Love the write-ups and appreciate all of the input/perspective you provide with the comments.

    13 team Roto 6X6 saves and holds. Keep 12 forever. I’m currently sitting in 4th. 15 points back.

    Easiest avenue to gain ground would be via saves. I only have Giles as a viable option (Bush too, but i’m not confident with him). I have 4 options for 1B – Desmond, Wil Meyers, Healy, Adams.

    I have been offered Kenley Jansen and Chris Davis for Wil Meyers. Take it? Counter with Desmond? No way they take Healy or Adams here – do I look at other players altogether and not buy the $$$ Closer?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it, but can counter with Desmond I guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that John Jaso?

  91. vee says:
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    Lackey @ WAS tonight … no way jose?

    he had two decent starts previously.. @Pit and @Mia though..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  92. Daniel Balentine says:
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    I gotta make a drop to my pitching staff to pick up someone.

    SP: Kluber, Verlander, Maeda, Fulemer, Nola, Folty, Fiers, Wacha, Lackey
    RP: BNorris, Kela, Maurer, E. Romero (potentially WAS closer?)

    I have a feeling you’re going to say E. Romero… which sucks because he just came to me in my trade for Kluber.

    • Daniel Balentine says:
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      @Daniel Balentine:
      12 team standard H2H, deep league, re-draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you didn’t trade Kluber for Enny

      • Daniel Balentine says:
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        Nope I recently acquired Kluber and Enny in the same trade. Gave up N Cruz. I have Bryant Rendon Freeman and Myers so I’m not worried.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine, lose Enny

      • Daniel Balentine says:
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        @Grey:

        So when Freeman comes off of the DL next week, who’s the next guy to drop from my pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  93. LeggoPens says:
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    Worth dropping any of these guys for Rodon or Gray, or should I wait and see how they start out?

    Berrios, Paxton, Manea, Jimmy Nelson, Price

    Also have Manley and Broxton on the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See how they look

  94. Jon says:
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    Who would you give up for Conforto – any of Justin Turner, Suarez, Story, or Josh Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, Story

  95. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Greetings from Vegas!! Good morning and a happy Wednesday morning to you. West coast time is so awesome (compared to central).

    So, is dropping Lynn for Nola a recommended move or a lateral one?

    Alex Meyer worth owning in a 12 tm h2h?

    Just purchased your first book, Grey, excited to read it!

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the best! I’d go with Nola, not worth owning Meyer… Thanks!

  96. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. apologies in advance for the catcher question, but been running with zunino past month or so and grandal was just dropped. worth swapping zunino for grandal?

    also, unrelated, not sure if you ever get into cartoons, but legends of chamberlain heights on comedy central is pretty solid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never been a huge cartoon fan, been meaning to watch Archer for five years now…. I’d want Yasmani

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thank you. funny….im a bobs burgers fan and i cant seem to get through archer as bob and archer are the same actor/voice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, had no idea

        • Cram It says:
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          @herschel: That’s why I can’t get into Bob’s Burgers! Got into Archer first.

          Also, why I can’t get into Star Wars…watched Spaceballs first.

          • dragnet says:
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            @Cram It:
            Ha!

  97. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Haniger and Conforto for anyone one of the following or hold:

    Maybin, Keon, Reddick, Carlos Santana, or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox, Peralta

  98. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, hits/total bases added
    C zunino
    1B myers
    2B hernan/villar (if these 2 continue to be the benched ones this isn’t good)
    SS barreto
    3B longo
    OF (3) souza/stanton/desmond
    util (2) davidson/e.escobar
    BN villar/maybin/goodwin
    DL trout
    ideally i’d have 1 less BN bat davidson like 0-20 or worse, 17 or so K’s. already trying to drop goodwin for altherr.
    1. drop davidson or somebody else for which 2B guy, panik/dejong/sogard (sogard makes the most sense having the other MIL guys)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sogard

  99. The Harrow says:
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    16 team QS league nelson dropped. i have wood/rodon/norris/meyer/pomeranz/chacin/paulino/shoemaker/sabathia
    DL thor

    who’s the drop for nelson if any?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC

  100. Brett says:
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    Can you rank Peacocock, Godley, Maeda, Montgomery.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reverse order

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: So is it a no brainer to cut peacock for either Montgomery or Maeda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Montgomery

          • Brett says:
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            @Grey: but if I can’t get montgomery you’d have no problem cutting peacock for meada?

            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly, but I would look at their upcoming matchups, they’re not that different

  101. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Boxberger worth a spec DL add if your in need for saves? I would have to release Shoemaker for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Do you think Boxberger will actually get save chances ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unlikely

  102. Benintendo64 says:
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    OPS League, which side do you prefer?

    A: Correa, Avisail, Maybin
    Or
    B: Story, Marte, JBJ, Billy Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  103. tank1 says:
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    For keeper purposes, who would you prefer – Severino, Berrios or Fulmer? Is there a big difference between the three? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino and Berrios are close, Fulmer is not

  104. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    Woo hoo traded for Lindor last night so he’s automatically starting but now I’ve gotta decide which TWO bats to bench today:

    Odor @CLE [Bauer] (21.3)
    Haniger vs. PHI [Leiter Jr.] (15.4)
    Myers vs. ATL [Colon] (18.6)
    Peraza vs. MIL [C. Anderson] (15.8)
    Abreu vs. NYY [Tanaka](20.4)
    Encarnacion vs. TEX [Darvish] (11.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Edwin

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Cram It says:
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      @ebudz: Still not deciding.

  105. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. In my 10 team mixed points league is Thames droppable or do you think he’ll pick up? Scootter and/or Michael A Taylor are available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thnx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Np

  106. Treeyogs says:
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    Great stuff as always!!

    I’m in a real pickle… No one wants to trade…. have people coming off DL and need to drop I guess. Crushing almost every hitting category… pitching average to below average… 12 team head to head OBP,SLG,ST,RU,RBI,HR K,K/BB,ERA,WHIP, QS, S

    Honestly the only hitters I would consider dropping would be JBj, Desmond, Holiday or maybe M.Gonzo. The rest is extremely solid. Pitching staff is Peacock, Straley, Quintana, Smardzija, McCullers, Newcomb, S.Gray and J.A. happ. Doing great in K K/BB categories and quality starts… Clearly punted on saves. I’ve got John Gray and AJ Pollock coming off the DL… Would love your opinion on who to drop…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin is easy drop, next drop is Peacock

      • Treeyogs says:
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        @Grey: gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  107. Reece King says:
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    Who would you rather own?

    Drury or Mancini – Points format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  108. My Seven Rizzos says:
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    Just traded Yelich and Ian Happ for Altuve. Very happy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  109. KB says:
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    R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG/TB, W/SV/ERA/WHIP/(K/BB) 10-team H2H league. Slugger-heavy, and no reward for quantity pitching, so I need 2-3 starts per week to hit the IP minimum. I’ve lucked into the following lineup:

    C Grandal
    1B Votto
    2B Gordon/Carpenter, depending on if I can win SB that week
    3B Seager
    SS Correa
    LF Bellinger
    CF(/RF) Springer
    RF Judge
    U EE
    BN Alonso, Segura, Kemp, HPerez

    SP Scherzer, Severino, Samardzija (who’s just stopped walking people, so I’m leaning towards keeping him because of the K/BB category)

    I have Trout coming off DL some time soon, so someone from Votto/Springer/Judge/EE hits the bench. I’m thinking about moving one to get Kershaw to pair with my Scherzer to just finish off the league. So my options are:

    1. Hold:
    Votto/Trout/Springer/Judge, EE on the bench; Scherzer/Severino/Samardzija rotation
    2. Trade. Probably need to offer up Votto/Severino to get Kershaw, which leaves me with this:
    EE/Trout/Springer/Judge, Alonso on bench, Scherzer/Kershaw/Samardzija

    Whatcha think? Too much of an overpay, or sure, enough offense to spare?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need Kershaw and Scherzer

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. wood/drury for bruce/segura/maurer. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, it’s fair

  111. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    With Melancon hitting the DL, who are you grabbing to fill in, Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: this seems crazy that SF or anybody would actually put dyson over strickland but it’s reported thus all over.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  112. William Hung says:
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    Melancon on DL – who are we chasing here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Damn you and your command center!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You really want Dyson?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’d rather Strickland. My point being that you were on it. I mean, MM wasn’t even listed on the DL when I read this!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              One perk to answering 8000 questions a day

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Ha.

    • William Hung says:
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      I think the answer is Dyson but I’m hoping common sense will prevail here and they look elsewhere – Giants are not going to have many leads here in the 9th, so they should at least try not to blow games

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  113. ashtray says:
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    With Soler getting called up would you drop Schebler to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  114. pfunk says:
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    Bellinger or Machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  115. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Damn, is Sam Dyson and his 9.00 ERA really a thing? I struggled to hit the add button on that one…only adding him where I’m the most desperate for saves. Did add Strickland almost everywhere though, you know, just in case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I don’t want Dyson and I have him

  116. Matty says:
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    Drop Holliday and his mysterious illness/DL stint? If so, grab Chisenhall, Granderson, or Altherr?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matty: Yes, whoever is hot.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matty: Chisenhall vs. righties. Otherwise, Altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. What's a Drexl? says:
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    rank neris/neshek/strickland (i’m just not adding dyson i don’t believe it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: i see you put kela ahead of dyson below, does this mean kela slots ahead of these 3 above as well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unless you just want saves, Kela’s just the best arm of the bunch

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @Grey: yeah i should’ve said, saves only league above.

  118. Zzzzzz says:
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    Would you drop polanco for any of these guys?

    Taylor
    Broxton
    Granderson
    Pederson

    • Zzzzzz says:
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      @Zzzzzz:

      Or altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zzzzzz: Does 25 HR’s/30 SB’s sound good? Broxton.

      • Ben says:
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        @Cram It: I dropped him when he was doing poorly and I’m regretting it. That BABIP tho… damn…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ben: So did I. Fast guys have high BABIPs. But I don’t think he’ll hit above .250. There are worse things.

  119. slimbo says:
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    who you got in a redraft for the rest of the season

    judge or bellinger?

    thanks!

    • mthom42 says:
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      @slimbo: I’d take Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  120. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. valbuena or soler? i could move mancini to CI slot from OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  121. mthom42 says:
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    Give up Bellinger and Judge for Rizzo and Quintana? 10 team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  122. Matthew Lehman says:
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    yonder alonso and kyle seager were both dropped in my 12 team 6×6 (+OPS) league. Who should I prioritize on waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • Matthew Lehman says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Robert says:
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    Is Thames a hold with Duda, M Adams, Broxton,Brantley,Taylor available for a util. spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  124. Ben says:
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    holliday on the DL…

    Best OF replacement available in an OBP league? No real need category at this pt. Any medium to long term upside with any of these guys?
    Pedersen
    M. Taylor
    Altherrrrrrrrr
    Pillar
    piscotty
    Grichuck
    Goodwin

    Also, better SS option:
    T. Anderson
    Arcia
    Tulo

    Lastly, any chance T. Austin sticks with NYY beyond platoon? I mean there’s always a chance, but what do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Austin is in a platoon, Joc

  125. Make Baseball Great Again says:
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    rank Dyson/Street/Kela

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kela, Dyson

  126. m0se says:
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    dyson is still available in my league. who would you drop out of Barreto, Mallex, Chisenhall, Harrison, Odor, Polanco, Villar, Folty, Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

      • m0se says:
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        @Grey: That’s what i was thinking. thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @m0se: might want to specify that you likely mean the OF not the RP

  127. Earl says:
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    Would you give Corey Dickerson and Robbie Ray to get Jose Altuve and Adam Duvall.

    I really hate to part with Ray but owner will not take Severino or Gerrit Cole instead of Ray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  128. Cram It says:
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    Damn, batty called Gorkys for SAGNOF. He got on annnnnnnd got caught! So close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need that sweet SAGNOF too, so tried Austin Slater, and the Giants suck

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Right? So run you sumbitches.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  129. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank Mancini, Logan Morrison and Carlos Santana.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo, Mancini

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: You’ve got something against Mancini. Is he from Jersey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love Jersey!

  130. Mike in Busan says:
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    Reacquired Addison Russell just in time for his shoulder to start acting up. Can I drop him (12 team) for Ketel Marte, Tyler Wade, or Orlando Arcia; or do I just wait for his shoulder to stop giving me, I mean him, discomfort?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: thanks, man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bulgogi!

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Grey:, it’s better than beondegi, thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ewwww

  131. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Villar gets the Benchasaurus Rex…what an epic bust. He and Polanco are on my team. It’s like a 3-way with Rosanne Barr and Caitlyn Jenner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  132. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am going to have to bring up Bradley Zimmer when he reaches 150 AB’s in the majors. My question is this. You had told me to drop Domingo Santana for Zimmer. Would you drop Santana now and bring ZImmer up now, or wait until he gets to 150 and drop Santana then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for 150 ABs

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ZImmer is currently at 107 AB’s

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Grey,

          Drop Givens or Embree when Britton comes back next Wednesday

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Givens

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              ok thanks

  133. demribbies says:
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    Dropping Melancon? Bad team, sketchy production, hurt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not, but don’t own him

  134. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    which is benched today only, all three within small range of TRON value
    c-sant @ darvish
    odor @ bauer
    hernan @ castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  135. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    us non dyson believers gonna love that stupid manager’s inertia when it comes to save opps if/when strick gets this one done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope Strickland gets it so I don’t have to mess with Dyson

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: exactly, i’ve intentionally let dyson get picked up by others in my money leagues (the only spots i’m either saves weak or at least could use saves guys) strickland out there in both, but weekly moves limits so i don’t want to just willy nilly throw them around.

        • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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          @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: wow, it was one of those “give him some easy confidence 1 out type saves”

          i guess that moves strick ahead of neshek/neris or no? saves only.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Giants reporter seems to think Sam Dyson is the closer, so it does nothing for Strickland, unless just maybe it does…Hard to say

            • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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              @Grey: i’ve read all the links to that statement, we gotta hope it was like that one guy who said delino was leading off. why ANY manager (much less one with a good history of smart bullpen usage) would choose dyson though is completely beyond me. even with dusty (or somebody else who’s completely stupid) it’d be hard to believe.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Agreed, it feels unlikely

  136. tank1 says:
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    Need to drop one of the following to pick up an extra starter – Odor, Villar, Reynolds, Healy and Schoop. I am leaning either Villar or Reynolds right now as I currently have a logjam at corner and middle infield (all of the above plus Smoak, Abreu and Lindor). I could drop both and pick up an extra starter (Taillon) and OF (Broxton). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  137. OaktownSteve says:
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    This never would have happened if Melancon had stretched with the team.

    Sincerely,

    Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  138. Jarrod says:
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    Should I sell Carlos Santana for Rougy Odor?

    Asking for a friend… >.>

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

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

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Walker, M. Montgomery
    (6) Bench: Lynn, J. Garcia, Fiers, Meyer

    (2) DL: Shoemaker

    Okay Grey I’ve 3 adds left for the week and I had planned on streaming Folty @SD but looks like he’s @OAK instead so here are the potential streams I’m looking at through the rest of this week below… I know you said a lot of them weren’t good but there’s some new options now…

    I included my whole staff because after trading away Ray, I feel like my staff could use a boost or am I good? Are there any streamers I should definitely use, pickup and possibly start depending on how my match-up is going, or at least pick up a guy or two that might be more than a streamer?

    SPs who start/started today but I can’t stream now:
    Paulino vs. OAK (3.6)
    Bauer vs. TEX (0.0)
    Blach vs. COL (-1.2)
    Perdomo vs. ATL (-1.3)
    Ryu @LAA (-1.9)
    Rodon vs. NYY (-3.6)

    6/29
    Lamet vs. ATL (7.2)
    J. Ross vs. CHC (-1.7)
    Cotton @HOU (-10.7)
    JC Ramirez vs. LAD (-12.5)

    6/30
    J. Gray @ARI (-0.3)
    Roark @STL (-0.6)
    Folty @OAK (-12.9)?

    7/1
    Nolasco vs. SEA (-1.5)
    Hammel vs. MIN (-5.9)
    M. Moore @PIT (-6.4)
    Chatwood @ARI (-8.9)

    7/2
    Chacin vs. LAD (-0.8)
    Gausman vs. TB (-3.0)
    T. Ross @CHW (-3.9)
    Chavez vs. SEA (-4.3)
    Fiers vs. NYY (-4.4)
    Bauer @DET (-7.0)
    Pivetta @NYM (-8.4)
    Biagini vs. BOS (-9.7)
    Newcomb @OAK (-9.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Gray, Ross

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word and thanks for putting up with my nonsense! Also which Ross? Tyson or Joe? I’m guessing Joe Ross?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joe

  140. tjw4404 says:
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    Need a 3B, I can trade Rizzo for Machado or Shaw. At this point, which would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  141. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    What do you think about this trade?
    Duval/Liriano for Faria/Meyer
    It’s s 2o Team H2H so that’s why the low values in a couple throw in’s. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Duvall

  142. playadlc says:
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    Guys, hold onto/go after Mark Trumbo.

    The HR’s are a coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  143. Wil says:
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    Despite your crazy low batting average projection for George Springer you still had him ranked way higher than anybody else by far

    So thank you I’m very much enjoying owning him. I owe it to you. And he’s easily a top 10 player for next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  144. Dommattingly says:
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    I just dropped Fowler for Scooter. Did I screw the pooch? My 2Bs are Kipnis and Odor. Yikes! Also should I be looking to add Maeda or Rodon? Thanks as always!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine — Maeda

  145. Brett says:
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    nova and peacock too much to give for Rivero? I could activate Jon Gray by doing this trade too. Rivero is a $2 keeper option for next year. 12 team 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  146. Q says:
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    Odor 1 for his last 22.

    Jebus.

    • Q says:
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      @Q: Got a hit while I was typing that. 2 for 22. Back above Mendoza’s waist!!!

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Q: gotta add 1 on both sides, if your first number was right then it’s 2/23. still 9 pts lower than mendoza line at .206.

  147. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you deal Benintendi/Betances for Carlos Martinez? OF is Harper, Betts, Benintendi, McCutchen, Peralta, Marte (standard 3 Of and 1 UTIL) and staff is Yu, McCullers, Samardzjia, Sonny Gray, Peacock.

    Thanks, as always!

  148. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Joc, Taylor, Maybin, Peralta, Souza, Haniger, T. Frazier, Ender

    If you had to choose, which 2 would you DROP from this bunch?

    Thanks.

  149. The Harrow says:
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    good god meyer is like a much taller snell who never gets hit. i think this is his 2nd game with few hits and tons of BB’s.

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