Yesterday, Sonny Gray hit the Disgraceful List with a combination of ineffectiveness and Grey calling him a preseason schmohawk.  My schmohawks:  Schwarber, Pollock, Gray, Tulo and Sano.  If I were Sano, I’d move into the giant bubble that Tulo is apparently living in to still be healthy.  Seriously, if you were placing odds in the preseason on which one of those would hit the DL, Tulo would be 10 to 1 odds as the first one; Pollock likely 2nd since he was nursing an elbow issue in the preseason; third would be Schwarber because he was playing a position he had no business playing and bound to run into a wall; finally, Gray because I put the kavorka on my namelganger, which is a magic spell so hideous that no amount of Creoles with an unlimited supply of chickens to sacrifice could reverse that hex.  By the by, everything I know of Creole black magic I learned from Angel Heart.  Gray has a 6+ ERA, so you can DL him if you have room, but I could see just dropping him if you don’t.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Sean Manaea – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  I liked his promise too, but when a guy has an ERA of 7.62, a general rule that is true in all instances, you should not own him on your fantasy team unless he has proven he can have an ERA under 3.50 for a full previous year in the majors.  Cut the cord, Obstetrician Bob!

Khris Davis – Sat out yesterday with a sore forearm.  Sounds like he was doing too much late-80’s Bash Brother’ing!  Where you at, Carney Lansford?!  You scary looking ginger!

Billy Burns – 2-for-4, 3 runs and two steals (11, 12), hitting .268.  Member in April when you dropped him because he sat two games in a row?  Oopsie!

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  He said after the game, “If you thought a ripped elbow tendon would hold me back, udon know me?!”

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .275.  Day before the All-Star Game idea!  A home run derby between guys who once hit more than 25 homers that now can’t hit ten homers.  Like you wouldn’t tune in to see Ellsbury, Mauer, Jimmy Rollins and Pablo Sandoval face off.

Brian McCann – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .258.  Doesn’t Ellsbury McCann sound like a Dickens character?  Meh, maybe it’s just me.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.34.  Only 35 more starts like this and Pineda’s ERA will be 3.50 by December.

Pat Dean – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86 as he took Berrios’s rotation spot.  Pat Dean throws around 89 MPH and is not recommended anywhere.  Well, anywhere is a little harsh since Pat Dean sounds like she’d make a great college volleyball coach.  “Let’s go, Vols!”  “Uh, coach, when you scream, your Adam’s apple protrudes.”  “Shut up, Kelly, and serve!  NET!  NET!  NET!”

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd save on Saturday in about five weeks.  Oofa, what a terrible fill-in closer he’s turned out to be.  I don’t even own Perkins and I wished he’d return soon, so, of course, there was news this weekend that Perkins suffered a setback.  Great, another two months of Jepsen, which will equal a 5+ ERA and three more saves.

Drew Storen – Reports are saying the Blue Jays are looking to trade Storen.  You know that old joke about how you can tell that all women are crazy because you’ve dated a lot?  Actually, that’s not a joke, that’s the truth.  Kidding, five girl readers!  Listen, if you date a lot and think all women are crazy, all women are not be the problem, you are the problem.  Same with Storen.  The Nats and Blue Jays aren’t the problem; he’s the problem.

Marcus Stroman – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Exhibit One why owning AL East pitchers leads to high blood pressure:  Stroman looks great and now his next start is vs. the Red Sox.  Lowercase yay.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .250.  Donaldson hit that homer as the 2nd batter of the game, right after Jose Bautista homered (1-for-5, hitting .230).  If this fakakta idea of Gibbons to hit Bautista leadoff sticks, reduce his RBI projections by 40.

Williams Perez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Phils.  Oddly enough, Williams’ brother’s name is Phils.

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  The Braves seemed baffled the whole day, standing in the batter’s box saying, “Eickhoff?  Finkle?  Finkle?  Eickhoff?”

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.92.  The words the Astros organization is looking for is Disgraceful List.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Though, I’d be a little more excited with an 0-for-4 and another game caught.  The way we’re going Gattis is going to have catcher eligibility for the one-game playoff in October, assuming the Astros make it that far, which is farfetched like Trevor Bauer’s pregame warmup.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .304.  I can only assume Nomar is named after the Red Sox shortstop, Nomar Garciaparra, or his father’s name is Ramon and they got the idea to reverse it from Garciaparra.  I look forward to the day there’s a Ramon in the majors and his dad was named Nomar.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  JB said to sell him high, don’t look at me!  Kidding (in a not funny way), Hamels is still a decent sell high, but he’s likely a 3.45 ERA guy, so it’s not like he’s going to be terrible.

Drew Stubbs – Left yesterday’s game after hurting his toe.  In pun-related news, Billy Burns is seeing a urologist.

Jason Heyward – Will miss 3-5 games with bruised ribs.  That’ll give some time for a special ops unit to find his OPS, which is currently being listed as covert OPS.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  First appearance by a Hendricks in San Fran are since the Monterey Pop Festival, and that was also ruined by a Panik.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Nobody comes into Bum’s home and–Hmm, that’s wrong on every definition of a bum.

Kevin Kiermaier – Broke his two metacarpal bones in his left hand diving for a ball.  From research I did on this, it seems David Boreanaz brings wicked chemistry to a crime-fighting role that provides Fox with its first crime procedural success.  Maybe when Google asked did I mean “Metacritic Bones,” I should’ve said no.  Kiermaier will obviously be out a while, which will give time to Desmond Jennings.

Chris Archer – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.16.  Can the Rays please put him on the Disgraceful List to put me out of my misery of starting him?

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  This is his 2nd homer in the past four games, and I’d prefer to own Toni Morrison on my fantasy team.  Of course, I do play in a league with a category for Empowering Black Novels.

Tim Beckham – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  Tim Beckham is married to Paunch Spice, a fill-in Spice Girl that also worked as their roadie and had a five o’clock shadow.

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.13.  This start comes after a roofie start.  What I’m saying is he could dominate in his next start or it could be a mess.  Rookie pitchers are all over the map like a drunk cartographer’s protractor.  Speaking of which, does someone who now studies cartography in college go to their college bookstore to buy a Christopher Columbus sailor hat and a spyglass?

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.52, but left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  JZ could need a DL stint or just time with Becky with the good hair.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, but left with a knee contusion after being beaned in the patella.  Did you know in India they call the patella, ‘That’s my sister’s name?’  I’m filled with all kinds of trivia.  Miggy is day-to-day.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer on Saturday.  Dan Pants, no relation to the plaid pants I’m wearing, went over his Cameron Maybin fantasy on Saturday.  I agree with him, Maybin should be owned until he disappoints you.  Wouldn’t you rather he disappointed you than someone else?  Yes, you would, though it seems like the answer there is no.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .329.  Wouldn’t be surprised to see this Zombino collapse at some point, but I would own him, for’sures.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Now has three straight solid starts (21 IP, 2 ER), lowering his ERA from 6.03 to its current 4.07.  If you think Leake’s ERA is going to stay over 4, you haven’t paid attention to the last 15 years of overachieving Cardinal pitchers.

Jaime Garcia – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.59.  Now two straight subpar starts from Garcia.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he announces some kind of injury within 24 hours of his next scheduled start.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.59.  His ERA will be under 4 after his next start.  Is this due to my faith in him?  Aw, heck no, he’s facing the Padres next.

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 1 run, and hit his 7th homer on Friday and is hitting .306 on the year.  Once upon a Brandon Drury, while I ponder my Utility man, Rickie Weeks and whoever is filled in by Siri…

Ketel Marte – Hit the DL with a sprained thumb.  Teammate Seth Smith said, “Thext me you’re okay,” which was a Freudian lisp.  Chris Taylor was called up to replace Marte and should see the majority of the fill-in at-bats.  You likely remember Chris Taylor from marrying Ben Stiller, but you also might remember Chris Taylor as being the guy most often compared to Brad Miller.  Brad Miller?  Ben Stiller?  Let’s call the whole thing off!  I believe that comparison to Miller was conceived when both were good, but would work now that both are not good.  Outside of AL-Only leagues, I can’t see grabbing Taylor unless he’s hitting.

Leonys Martin – 4-for-5, 1 run, as he was finally moved to the leadoff spot, and hit his 8th homer on Saturday.  Three homers in the last five games and batting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  You, “Damn, Duvall is still hot after Grey said to pick him up weeks ago?”  Me, “Yes.”  You, “Geez, you’re short.”  Me, “I’m five-six and three-quarters!”

Matt Shoemaker – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 6.81.  The Cobbler looking peachy!  Thus far, The Cobbler has been unlucky with men left on base, BABIP and homers allowed.  He could easily be a 3.80 ERA pitcher, which doesn’t sound that appetizing, but it could mean a large correction coming that lowers his near-7 ERA down almost three runs.

Joe Smith – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save on Saturday.  He’s been almost as nice to own as Jepsen.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .228.  He could be hitting .255 by next Monday, and .255 is around what I’d expect from him on the year, which is totally fine with 27-30 homers and 95 RBIs.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th steal.  I think I bet someone in the preseason that he’d steal more than 12 bags.  Someone needs to unburden themselves!  Sorry, watching The Path.

Carlos Perez – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this week.  If you are wondering if you should pick him up, then you should not.  Trust me, those who know they need Perez, know who they are.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .270 with 25 RBIs.  I could see if he were hitting .220, but why exactly isn’t he owned in every league?

Jung Ho Kang – Didn’t start yesterday due to hand discomfort.  I.e., Ho down.

Juan Nicasio – 1 IP, 1 ER until rain came and washed the game away.  This is my biggest pet peeve.  Are we living in an age when you need to thumb to the correct page of The Farmer’s Almanac to get the weather?  OR DOES EVERYONE HAVE A FREAKIN’ WEATHER APP ON THEIR PHONE?!  Why do you start the game when you know weather is approaching in the next 20 minutes?!  This is by far the stupidest thing umpires do, and they do a lot of stupid shizz.  The commissioner’s office, mean’s while, is worried about cutting down on balls thrown for intentional walks but can’t say, “Hey, if there’s more than a 60% chance of rain within the hour, don’t start the game, you turdholes!”  Yes, I’m simply mad because Nicasio threw one inning for no reason!

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  Hashtag shorthand, hashtag truth, if a guy has more walks than Ks, it’s not a good game.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .228.  Yes, I’m only adding in his subpar average to make me feel better about trading him away.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .305.  He’s been hitting near-.350 in the last week and has raised his average from .298 to .305 in the month of May.  Um, that’s not that spectacular, but he’s a constant .300 hitter.  Kinda like Martin Prado.  Okay, not great either.

Carlos Rodon – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Still waiting for that start where I feel like, “Yes, that’s a potential number two fantasy starter!”

Christian Yelich – Sat out the last two days with a back issue. Isn’t he about twenty years too young for a back problem?  Shouldn’t he instead have “I accidentally stuck my junk in mashed potatoes, and the bottom potatoes were hotter than I thought when touching the top potatoes and that’s how I ended up in the ER” problem.

Adam Conley – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Conley’s not young enough for a roofie, and he wasn’t doing well enough for Regression Fairies, so, let’s just say, Conley violated his owners, stood trial and was released after a hung jury. Stream-o-Nator is crazy for his next start, and I agree.  Betcha can guess who he’s facing.  Sounds like Mbraves.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s like my NL version of Cron, in that I like him much more than it likely warrants.  Also, in the fantasy value race that no one really cares about, Bour and Votto are basically tied on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  I wonder if Scherzer can text his Waze ETA to Archer so Archer can turn the same corner as him.

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (1, 2).  Not coincidentally, Denard Span didn’t play until the night game.  Could Span and Revere be like Michael J. Fox when he had two dates to the prom?  Are Denard and Revere simply changing their tie?

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks.  After every start vs. the Padres, the opposing pitcher receives a call similar to when the President calls the World Series winning team.  Only it’s not Obama, but it’s Vince Velasquez saying, “Facing the Padres is awesome, right?!”

Trayce Thompson – 1-for-4 and 7 homers in less than 100 ABs.  You need to platoon him out of your fantasy lineup when the Dodgers face lefties, but I’d also be looking to own him right now.

Justin Turner – 1-for-1 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  Took a long time for him to show up this year, but it looks like he finally has, i.e., Turner’d the corner.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-8, 2 runs and his 1st homer as the Dodgers and Padres played nearly enough innings for two games.  Playing extra innings was the Padres way of making it up to the gay men’s choir who were drowned out by a woman singing during the National Anthem.  It made it up to them by occupying all straight men for six hours on Sunday.

Melvin Upton – 3-for-7, 1, run, 1 RBI and his 9h steal, hitting .266.  Are we sure Justin didn’t change his name to Melvin and B.J. didn’t become Justin?

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs and two homers (8, 9) on Saturday.  You sexy Betts!

David Ortiz – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .329.  He wants to retire?  Right now, he’d be the best hitter on at least a half dozen different major league teams!

Joe Kelly – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 Walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.28.  Solid return from his shoulder impingement.  He is unimpingeable!  Not pingeable?  Unpingey?  Any hoo!  He looks like he’s healthy again, and he had around a 4 ERA in his career with a 6.5 K/9, so healthy is nice, but I’d avoid Kelly outside of matchups, and the Stream-o-Nator wants no part of him in his next start, and I don’t disagree.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.94.  Have the Mets begun playing Springsteen’s Secret Garden (Jerry Maguire remix) yet when Syndergaard takes the mound, complete with Renee Zellweger and Bonnie Hunt talking?  “I love him for the man he wants to be, I love him for the man he is, I love him, Laurel….  There’s a Syndergaard…  Garble, garble, garble…. Did you know Bartolo Colon’s head weighs 47 pounds?”

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  I almost traded for Conforto earlier this year, but it was an offer I could refuse, though I’m not sure I should’ve.  Oh well, I promised myself not to live with regrets.  Though, I kinda regret that promise.

Lucas Duda – Missed yesterday’s game and could be dealing with a disc problem.  Sounds like my Commodore 64.  Restart it and, as it boots up, generate static electricity by rubbing your feet on your carpet, then on the Run screen, touch the monitor.  If that doesn’t work, I’m out of suggestions.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA up to 3.07.  I liked the Mets better as an organization when their pitchers celebrated World Series trips the following year with cocaine and strippers, not uninspired pitching.  BTW, looking up Dwight Gooden, I came across this movie, Star-Crossed.  Logline:  Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden through the words of William Shakespeare.  WHAT?!  How have I not seen this?  “To be, or not to be: that is the question I asked Lenny Dykstra high on speed.”  “Ron Darling doth protest too much, methinks.”  “Orosco!  Orosco!  My kingdom for Orosco!”

 
  1. Snag says:
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    Been offered McCutchen for Syndergaard in a keeper league. Thinking of refusing, but should I?

    • True and Correct says:
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      @Snag: Thor is a BEAST. Cutch is very sweet, but Noah could be the 4th best starter right this minute. Apologies to Bum, Stras, Scherzer, and Price.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Snag: Id take Cutch

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Snag: League context, number of keepers, costs, etc. would help. Both top tier/elite guys. I probably go Cutch since he plays every day as opposed to every 5th day…

      • Aj says:
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        @B the Esq.:
        Mccutchen. Pitchers break, especially those with huge velocity spikes like syndergaard. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a TJ surgery in the next 2-3 years for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snag: It’s fair, context could help, Cutch in a vacuum

      • Snag says:
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        @Grey: 16 team 6×6 rotisserie league (holds and OBP), 8 keepers (no salary or draft restrictions)

  2. crushbombs says:
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    m saunders or l martin ros OPS league?

  3. J. Banks says:
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    Duvall or Melvin Upton? 6 categories OBP league

  4. True and Correct says:
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    ROS- Stroman/Rodon/Smyly/VV/Hill ?
    Any innings limit for anyone other than VV ?
    Re: VV- 88 innings last year. Through july will put him at around 120 or so. Concerned they won’t let him get to 140 innings. Nola, VV, Eickhoff, Hellickson, the makings of a nice staff. Nerds, Hernandez, Gomez, the makings of an upside pen. Altherr may be back by late july. Great move moving Giles.
    Not crazy about Stroman’s low k rate, and still waiting for Rodon’s breakout. McCann’s 1st h.r. off Smyly on saturday cost him a win, and has me guessing that he’s replaceable. Losing Kiermeyer’s defense doesn’t help T.B.’s pitchers.
    Would you drop any of Smyly, Stroman, and/or Rodon for Hill and/or VV, knowing we probably have 2 months and 1 2 step left with VV, and that’s at Wrigley and Comerica this week.
    Thanks Grey.

    • True and Correct says:
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      @True and Correct: Neris, not Nerds (stupid sp. check)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @True and Correct: Hill… Maybe Rodon and Stroman get shut down a little early or limited in Sept.

      • True and Correct says:
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        Sorry Grey, but was Hill in response to ROS- Stroman/Rodon/Smyly/VV/Hill ?
        In what order would you rank them ?
        Appreciate it. Sorry for the confusion. Guess I asked 1 too many questions.

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic stuff. In a hurry, going to the great unknown that is the border area between Chad and Sudan on a three-day mission with no Internet coverage. So, have four days of Horatio Caine to remember me if I don’t make it back.

    a. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 23)

    Horatio: ‘Frank take a look at that that’s a monster calibre.’
    Tripp: ‘Penetrates up to 48 layers of Kevlar.’
    Horatio: ‘Something tells me this guy was planning something big and not alone Frank, it turns out the wave (queue the sunglasses) is not the only thing about to hit Miami.’

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 24)

    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘Okay, so that puts it at about 3:00 or 4:00 A.M., right?’
    Horatio: ‘All these sheers, and no one saw the murder? It being a place like this, sex and murder (queue the sunglasses) might be indistinguishable.’

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 25)

    Judge: ‘Florida Supreme Court doesn’t want to take any chances.’
    Horatio: ‘Tell that to the people he slaughtered.’
    Judge: ‘Look, I’m on your side, but this is a death sentence.’
    Horatio: ‘Yes, you open this case, (queue the sunglasses) it could be ours.’

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 26)

    Eric: ‘Yeah, I have got shots fired at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Suspect is leaving by the main gate. I need rescue and backup right now.’
    Horatio: ‘Here we go. (queue the sunglasses) Here we go.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Be safe! Thanks for Horatio! Haha

  6. Robert says:
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    Starlin Castro or Trea Turner when he gets called up?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Castro

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jumbo Trumbo: Can’t use a possible injury that hasn’t happened as a factor so chances are Castro out produces the rookie call up. Castro has been pretty good Trea is a bit of an unknown till we see him face major league pitching.

          • Jumbo Trumbo says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Schoop or Castro, you choose Castro, right? Would you say that Schoop has better upside but Castro has a better floor?

  7. JoeG414 says:
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    Ellsbury or A.Eaton ? 6×6 mixed roto

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JoeG414: Close but id want Eaton

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Thanks, what about Gardner ? Where does he rank ?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JoeG414: Last of those three

  8. DrEasy says:
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    Angel Heart, now that’s a blast from the past!

  9. Knuckle Shuffler says:
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    Nice writeup Grey!!

    Jake Lamb still over Justin Turner at 3B?

  10. TTRA1N says:
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    I dropped Schoop for Baez earlier in the year. Painful.

  11. Dan says:
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    Got two trades for an OF on the table unsure of which one to accept
    -give up Lester for belt
    -give up stras for polanco
    It is a keeper league. Thanks for the advice!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dan: Id want Belt and Polanco if your pitching can take the hit…If you can only do 1 id want Polanco in a keeper

      • Dan says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: my staff is Salazar, Cole, Stras, Scherzer, Lester with liriano and Roark on the bench and snell, Glasnow in NA spots

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Dan: I could see taking both of them…you should still be fine with Scherzer, Cole, Salazar, Liriano and Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Agree with F

  12. Spider Monkeys says:
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    please rank ros – l martin, m upton, saunders, souza, thanks Grey

  13. Mike says:
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    I just got offered Harper for Cueto and Castellanos. I think I’d be giving up a lot for Bryce. Any insight?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: @Mike: I forgot to Inclue I’m in a keeper league.

      • Dholman166 says:
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        @Mike: I don’t think that’s enough for Bryce, so I’d hit accept ….quickly.

      • Tvators says:
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        @Mike: oooooh, it’s a kepper league, that changes nothing Harper is youngest player in deal….

    • Winthrop says:
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      @Mike:

      You should’ve hit accept yesterday.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Too much??? Take that and run

      • Mike Schenk says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: really? Cueto has been lights out all season and Harper has struggled the last month when he’s been pitched to.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Mike Schenk: Yeah its not close IMO

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mike Schenk: OMG Harper has struggled a little. Sound the alarm! Abandon ship! Dude, it’s not close.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Mike: Take Bryce….and do it before the other manager wakes up and realizes what he offered…..

    • Tvators says:
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      @Mike: whu, hurry, accept

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: What others said, it’s not close

  14. Rusty says:
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    Would you like either of these trades?

    H2H Pts league.

    1.)Nola for either Liriano or Wacha

    2.) Rondon for either Liriano or Wacha

    The innings limit has me a worried about Nola. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rusty: Id hold on both…too early to worry about an innings limit

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Rusty: Which side of the deal are you on? Keeper league or just 2016? I wouldnt trade away Nola in either format right now for Liriano or Wacha. In a 2016 only, I would consider dealing Rondon if you needed SP, definitely would in a keeper.

  15. Jarrison Hones says:
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    ROS Revere or L. Martin?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Jarrison Hones: shallow league I would add Revere now because the Nats play 7 games this week and the Mariners are off on Thursday.

  16. Stu says:
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    nice write up as always!

    h2h points league, weekly set lineup

    Utility: M Saunders or T Shaw
    RP: S Dyson or J Guerra vs ATL(SP w/ RP eligibility)
    SP: Conley or Wood

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Shaw….Dyson…Wood

  17. Speck says:
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    Gray, need to drop one for an OF:

    Pineda, Kazmir, Kyle Hendricks

  18. goodfold2 says:
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    yep, and even those of us who thought we needed c.perez in 30 man league as d’arnaud backup gave up on his ass (about a sub 500 OPS or so in my lineup for weeks) when i realized that the apple heir (herrmann) homered once and i remembered that i think i picked him up in that same league last year when d’arnaud was hurt and he homered once or twice.

    anywhoo, for 14 man h2h dynasty with holds and K/9, i have tolleson/dyson/britton/ramos/reed/hudson/kelley/jones, i had added cedeno and reed yesterday to stream end of week holds, rather than starters like usual. dropped cedeno, who’s the other drop, hard to think tolleson since dynasty.

  19. david says:
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    Hey ! Luv me some Razzball!

    Giving away Trout for McCutch and S. Marte OK to do?
    Your thoughts? 12 tm h2h pts

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @david: Keep Trout

    • Aj says:
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      @david: how deep is the league? Unless it’s some outrageously shallow 10 tm leagu, I would take mccutchen/startling

      • DAVID says:
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        @Aj: I said 12 tm. lol. thx for the input though

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @david: Keep Trout…

  20. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Schoop (undrafted in my league) or Dozier (6th round) ROS? Need to drop/trade one.

  21. Jay says:
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    Should i pick up Wood, eikhoff or r delarosa for Nicasio?

    Also, should I pickbup T Thompson or Soler for D Wright?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jay: Wood…Thompson

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Jay: Long term or short term? If looking to keep longer term, Wood, RDR, Eichoff. If short term, check the SoN and roll with the best matchups or 2 start week.

      • Jay says:
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        @B the Esq.: thanks, this would be rest of season in nl only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Agree with F

  22. Jesse says:
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    Thoughts on Franco and Keuchel being redeemable? Was offered Franco, Keuchel and Rondon for my K. Davis and Kimbrel.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jesse: Id take the Franco side

  23. Hi Grey, or anyone else … Deep league questions here.

    I’m so sure Jaime Garcia’s injured that I’m tempted to drop him now. But I suppose I need to wait for the official word … or … would you drop him now for any of Leake, Eickhoff, Ervin Santana, Corbin, Matt Moore, or Andriese? With alternatives like that, I’m thinking you’ll say to wait until there’s official word, and in that case who do you like? Or would that be a streamer spot?

    And which are your top three choices between for the UTIL slot between Cron, Leonys, Saunders, Joc Pederson, Trayce Thompson, Jake Lamb, or Beltran? I’m guessing Leonys and Joc are the top two, followed by Cron or Saunders. Am I close?

    And, lastly, who is your personal pick for a streamer Wednesday between Peavy (vs. SD) and Junior Guerra (@ATL)? SoN ranks ’em Peavy ($13.3) and Guerra ($7.6) but I’m leaning toward Guerra and Atlanta. Both opponents are lousy, and though I know Peavy’s got the better handedness for the matchup he’s just been so bad all season. What’s your instinct say?

    • Utica Club says:
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      @Enrique:

      I don’t know if your league allows draft pick trades but I’d try and trade Garcia today for picks or a small return. But those options you listed there are some good ones. Corbin has pitched well for the last month or so and eickhoff is better then people think.

      Of the hitters you listed play the hottest bat with the best match ups.

      And peavy has literally the worst era among qualified starters this season……… The worst………. So any name other then peavy is a better options. Once again…the worst era…… Like last place…..no one worse…… Okay I think you get the idea.

      • @Utica Club: Yeah, I never would have considered Peavy for anything. But the SoN likes him and it seems to be right more than wrong. And at least anecdotally, it seems like players to raise their game when facing a former team. But, still, if he’s been worse than Alfredo Simon …

        Thanks for weighing in.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Enrique: Gotta wait for official word….if he gets DL’d you can throw him on your DL. Probably stream the matchups if/when you are able to get Jaime off your active roster, one way or another.
      I would go Leonys, Lamb, Joc, Beltran.
      Go with the SoN…

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @B the Esq.: I don’t thin k I’d put any of those names ahead of Joc

    • Hugman says:
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      @Enrique: I’ll say this about Garcia’s start yesterday, since I watched it. He was getting squeezed maybe as bad as I’ve ever seen by the home plate umpire. I’d wait another start before panicking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Hold…Joc, Trayce, Lamb… Guerra

  24. Utica Club says:
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    Good morning Sir,

    Couple thoughts

    What is the term for trading a FA pickup the same day you pick them up. If there isn’t one there needs to be.

    Also how is Mazara only 57 percent owned on yahoo!! I’ve owned him since the beginning in a keeper league added him to replace deshields and I’m seriously thinking he may be a keeper next year. Kid has all the tools and is far beyond most 21 year old position players.

    Having sellers remorse for trading schoop. I own him in 2 leagues but the one league I traded him in I miss him now. But sometimes you have to give a little to get a little. (That’s what she said)

    Lastly this past week I was able to rid my team of Prince fielder. Came into the year with tulo grienke cano Prince as keepers( gross I know) , and even though it’s not paying dividends now I have used those 4 players to add degrom JUP(I have faith still) hosmer Franko Belt which I feel is a much better foundation for years of success. Thoughts ?

    One last thing, I’ve been burned by Wong before(that’s what she said) but someone dropped him and in a gyorko type insanity I’m thinking of adding him… thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Utica Club: I don’t think Yahoo ownership numbers are correct… No term yet, Fielder looks done, maybe trade him for a handcuff? Wong hasn’t been good, but no idea who you have at MI

      • Utica Club says:
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        @Grey:

        I actually traded Prince and a last round Rick for Corbin and an 7th rounder.

        I have Castro and Desmond at mi. So I don’t need Wong just was going to take a flier.

        Love the site man. It’s crazy to see what it came from at the very beginning to what it is now.

        You guys deserve a ton of credit!!! Mad props!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Utica Club: I’d call it a dirty hooker or a quickie

  25. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, I figured I’d tell you how many starts it would really take for Pineda to lower his ERA to 3.50. But, after wasting a couple minutes, I realized it was a trap! You got me! He could never lower his ERA to 3.50 giving up 3 runs every 6 innings. I see I’ll have to watch you more closely.

  26. The Great Knoche says:
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    Stubbs/Burns=Keyboard/Milk

    Awesome

  27. Jeff says:
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    Good morning –

    Tried to pick up Roark but he was taken ahead of me. So, here’s my deal: 12 team 6×6 (OFF: R, HR, RBI, SBN, OBP, SLG // PIT: IP, QS, K/9, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD). Roster: W Castillo, Trumbo, Frazier, Lamb, Cano, C Seager, Andrus, Fowler, Pederson, Betts, Tomas, Blackmon, Saunders, Prado // Sale, Strasburg, Walker, Hendricks, Duffey, Karns, Papelbon, Dyson, Phelps. Bench: Russell Martin

    Questions:
    1) I’d like to grab an extra start this week, but it’s not mandatory. Would any of these guys be worth picking up, and if so, for whom? Tropeano (@TX, v HOU), Fulmer (@OAK), Rubby de la Rosa (@PIT), Guerra (@ATL), Conley (@ATL)
    2) Trayce Thompson just went on waivers. I couldn’t use him this week, but is he worth picking up for someone I have? Who would you drop? I don’t really see playing Martin in the near future.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Jeff: Drop your bench Martina and go with the 2 start Tropeano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Guerra, Martin

  28. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Oh, cmon, another math challenge? OK, Greinke needs 10 shutout innings vs the Padres to get below 4.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @VinWins: Cliff Lee special!

  29. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    He could be hitting .255 by next Monday? That would mean…ah, forget it.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @VinWins: Haha good stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: It’s a figure of speech (said by no one)

  30. PB&J says:
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    My Moustakas and Betances for his Chapman. I already have Rizzo, Belt, Bour, and Frazier Covering 1b,3b,MI, and UtL. Saves and k/9 league. What do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PB&J: Chapman

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @PB&J: Unless Holds is a category, definitely Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Agree with F

  31. Dozier Done? says:
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    What are your thoughts on Doz, I mean he has been God awful so far. There are other options out there ala Schoop should I give up on Doz and take Schoop? I know if I drop him he will not be out there long.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dozier Done?: Schoop…Be happy if Dozier gets picked up so he can F up somebody elses line up

      • Alex says:
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        Even in a keep forever league ? Schoop over Dozier ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schoop

  32. Jimbob sooner says:
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    H2h points league 12 team
    Been offered a trade that’s quite enticing, although it cuts into my pitching, which is always at a premium in points

    I get. Correa, wacha, kenley Jansen
    I give McCullers , smyly, conforto

    I hate giving away the pitching.

    I’d have bum, liriano, t. Walker, porcello, gausman, kluber, Teheran and stashing glasnow
    Rp Cody Allen and bob osuna
    Offense is
    Wellington, rizzo, a. Russel, kang, Franco, Stanton, springer, a. Jones, upton

    I think my offense scored 5 points this week :/

    In a different league than points this would be a no brainier.

    I’d package a closer and kang/Franco for a better pitcher hopefully

  33. Strolg says:
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    ‘Ever-widening Angle That Reaches to Infinity’ The Poetry of Whit Merrifield is a must read.

  34. Fat Mack says:
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    Please rank for RoS: Schoop, Steve Pearce, A Diaz? Shallow league so usually something solid on waivers.

    Thanks!

      • Dozier Done says:
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        @Grey: where does Dozier fall there?

        • Dozier Done says:
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          @Dozier Done: I mean is he ahead of Diaz?

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            @Dozier Done: good god no.

  35. Chucky says:
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    Took a combined 2 fer 45 with 6 BBs, zero HR/RBI/R from Rizzo and Stanton. Particularly concerned about all the Ks from Big Mike. Would you have the marbles to sit Stanton Week 8 for the newly installed cleanup hitter, Michael Saunders?

    • Chucky says:
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      I really hope Big Mike is hiding an illness or injury, i.e Lou Gehrig’s Disease, HIV, blindness. Idhate to think he just sucks really bad! Another big contract paying off!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chucky: Id start Stanton

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chucky: I dont think you sit Rizzo or Stanton…..start your studs.

  36. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Weekly H2H: MI …
    Odor (probable short week) or Pearce ?

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Buge Hoobs:
      Odor has his appeal hearing Tuesday. My guess, Tuesday or Wednesday will be his last game for the week.
      Also think the 8 game suspension is dropped to 5, just my opinion.

  37. The JoGarza says:
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    Got bench our boy Vinny V @DET today right? SON has him basically at $0.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @The JoGarza: The Tigers are pretty right-handed. I think he’s got a shot to put up some solid Ks and maybe a QS.

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Phil of the Future:

        Your comment got me curious, so I looked up their numbers vs. RHP. They’re actually 5th best in baseball in OPS. And overall at home, they have the seventh-best OPS.

        This means that interestingly enough, despite JD, Miggy and JUp, Kinsler and Castellanos, they’re 23rd in OPS vs LHP.

        Huh. Guess I’ll have to keep that in mind down the road.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @The JoGarza: Interesting, indeed. Never would have thought that.
          I’d have to think those splits start to normalize though. Hopefully tonight!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: Start him

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @The JoGarza:
      Det could be with out Miggy, he is DTD.

  38. Pu$$y Control says:
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    The Reds need Drew Storen.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: …..like they need a hole in the head…..which actually, sadly enough, would be an upgrade for their bullpen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Yeah, they had a good 3 leads in the past 2 months

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Grey: Jocketty should start asking Marty Brenneman for advice. He knows all

        • Grey

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          Agreed!

  39. Doc says:
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    Start Ross stripling vs reds?
    Start peavy vs Padres?

    • mrbaseball says:
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      Doc if you were pitching in the major leagues I would start you against the Padres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc: Peavy

  40. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    No Thompson vs. Lefties? Screw Time Warner! I have FIOS and can’t watch Dodger games either.

  41. Doc says:
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    Pick two, currently own Khris Davis and rajai

    Khris, rajai, Duvall, trayce, Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc: Khris, Leonys

  42. In Second says:
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    My Stanton and Jansen for his Kershaw?

    10 Team 5×5 Roto Non-Keeper

    My Team:
    C-Castillo
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Schoop
    3B-Kang
    SS-Segura
    OF-Stanton
    OF-S Marte
    OF-Mookie
    UT-Trumbo
    UT-Heyward
    Bench-Mazara, Carter, Duffy, Reed

    SP-Arrieta
    SP-Smyly
    RP-Kenley
    RP-Harris
    RP-Giles
    RP-Bush
    SP-J Ross
    SP-Ar. Sanchez
    SP-Jaime G
    SP-Hill
    SP-Lackey
    DL-Iglesias

    His Team:
    Vogt
    Freeman
    Murphy
    C Seager
    Sano
    Franco
    Braun
    A Jones
    Reddick
    Granderson
    Hamilton
    LeMaheui
    Parra
    Choo
    SP-Kershaw Archer Felix Hernandez Greinke Verlander Wacha
    RP-Papelbon, Miller, Betances

  43. JoeG414 says:
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    Middle infield Batty Call :
    J.Mercer – home vs Lyles
    J.Giavotella @ Tex -Holland
    F.Galvis @ Det – Pelfrey
    T.Beckham- Not sure he will be starting @ Mia – Chen –
    6×6 roto
    Thanks

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Mercer is not starting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: Flip a coin… Giavotella

  44. Swill says:
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    First one to drop would be Alex wood @mets , karns vs oakalnd guerra vs braves, rajai Davis (bench bat) ?
    12 team h2h

  45. Bill says:
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    8 Team Keeper League with a 1600 IP Limit.
    I have Scherzer, Strasburg, Salazar, Kluber, Darvish, Smyly and Archer. Archer is killing me. Bench him? Drop him and add Urias? Teheran? Wisler? Porcello? Can’t find a trading partner.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Bill: How big are the rosters? How many you keep? What are the costs/rules for keeping?
      I would be hesitant to cut Archer….but would probably bench for a start or 2.

      But. depending on league settings, N/A roster spots, etc. I would probably find a way to get Urias and Teheran on my roster as well…..

      • Bill says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        Roster Size: 30
        NA spots: NONE
        9 Keepers from year to year – keep forever – no costs (Roto Lg.)

  46. Knighttown says:
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    I’ve got a plethora of low average high Power guys in Khris, Chris Carter and Trumbo. Went fishing for average and runs and got an offer of Piscotty for my Chris Carter. 12 team daily 5×5.

    Yeah or nay?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Knighttown: Piscotty has a .391 BABIP right now so he may go backwards a bit if you make the move, but I like it if you dont need the power.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Knighttown: Id take it

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    What a gorgeous ballgame last night, man. 1-0, winning pitcher drives in the only run. Gotta love it.
    Games like this cement my belief that AL baseball will always be the NL’s unholy mutant offspring.

    Abolish the DH!(after Papi retires).

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Now that would be something!

        Yeah, I’m a pitching/defense guy if i had to choose.

        When everyone was juicing on roids the game was ridiculous. Real and Fantasy. It’s like what Syndrome from The Incredibles says. “When everyone’s special… no one is.”

  48. JB says:
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    At MI, should I move on from Lawrie for the likes of Jose Ramirez or Chris Owings, or hold for now? Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @JB: Hold

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JB: I could see going with Owings

    • Grey

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      @JB: Meh

  49. Chud says:
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    10 team dynasty league (full keeper salary) trade offer:

    I get G.Stanton/Verlander/Benintendi.

    I give Quintana/Adan Jones/Buxton.

    Thanks!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chud: Stanton. Not close for me.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chud: Would be interested in the salaries, but unless they were crazy, it is Stanton side all day.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chud: Stanton…Benintendi could be really good too…Not close for me.

    • Grey

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      @Chud: Agree with F

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: Salaries are within $2 but he must have read your posts (haha) and took Benintendi out of the mix leaving Stanton and Verlander for Quintana/Buxton/AJones.

  50. alps88 says:
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    12 team mixed league
    Maeda looks terrible. Thinking of dropping him
    Waiver wire options (slim pickins I know)
    Fulmer
    McHugh
    Wisler
    Hellickson
    DeLaRosa
    Guerra
    Roark
    Leake
    Sabathia
    pick up or hold Maeda

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @alps88: Id take Roark…Grey may take Rubby

      • alps88 says:
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        @Grey:
        ok Roark it is
        Seeing how Nicasio got screwed out of a start and doesn’t pitch again till next weekend
        would you drop him for anyone else on the list
        Fulmer
        McHugh
        Wisler
        Hellickson
        DeLaRosa
        Guerra
        Roark
        Leake
        Sabathia
        Kelly
        thanks pal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wisler

  51. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey or JeF

    Boxberger is due back this week. Which guy woukd you drop to activate him?

    Kang (who I am leaning to dropping for Boxberger)
    Madson
    Maybin
    Hill
    Gausman

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Depends on the rest of your roster..for me its either Kang or Maybin depending on where you are at those positions otherwise.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i have Donaldson Kang Correa and Machado for SS and 3rd. Have trout Cain Marte Conforto Maybin and Cespedes

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: This dude.

  52. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glad to see someone else as pissed as I am when pitchers starts are ruined because people haven’t heard about the inter web.

    Rainally Aped!

  53. Oranje says:
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    Who do I start?
    Hammel @STL
    Matz @WAS
    J. Ross STL

    ALSO…since Odor will probably serve his suspension this week…
    Odor or Baez this week?

    Thanks.

  54. Chicken Dinner says:
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    When is Giancarlo hitting the disgraceful list?

  55. Chicken Dinner says:
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    In honor of Gareth.

    Starting Yu this week?

    CD3!

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: i see his counting has spread, but even he usually miscounts on the LAST post, not in the middle.

  56. Raoul Duke says:
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    Would you please rank Harris, Giles and Benoit in order of who you like most for speculative saves?

  57. Prettay, Prettay, Pretaaay... Prettay good says:
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    Grey,

    I should probably warn you and all other Razzballers that I just picked up Leonys Martin and Adam Duvall, so they will definintely not produce for the next two weeks, until I drop them again at which point they can catch fire again.

    But, I don’t want to talk about them. I’m in a 14 team mixed league and someone dropped Patrick Corbin. I know you were high on him early in the year. Should I grab him or am I asking for trouble? I’m not desperate for pitching, but I could use another solid starter. We can’t really stream easily because of weekly rosters.

    Oh, and can I start the next great trade debate? Bour for Votto, which side of the trade do you like? JB get on this!

      • Prettay, Prettay, Pretaaay... Prettay good says:
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        @Grey: Shawn Tolleson will be dropped.

        Currently rolling with Arrieta, Syndergaard, Liriano, Rodon, Velazquez, Gio, and Nicasio.

        Closers: Davis, Rondon and Dyson.

        • Grey

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          You should not own Tolleson anymore

  58. Big Al says:
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    Top o’ the morning to ya Grey. Sorry about your prodigal son Gray, but another great call by you.

    Need a bit of the old trade help here.

    Offered Villar & Vogt for my R Martin & Gattis.

    6×6 H2H weekly lineup set with OPS & QS. I’ve got plenty of power this season, but afraid that I can’t ever have enough. A bit short on speed, even though I have Machado(0 SB?), Pillar, & Polanco(thank u). CBS league so Gattis might not even be usable for 4 weeks(needs 9 more C starts). I am using Master D Gregorious at MI, and have R Martin at catcher, so yeah…

    • Grey

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      @Big Al: Thanks! Villar side

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Big Al: CBS requires 5 starts not 10

  59. Jolly rancher says:
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    Morning Grey, hope you had a wonderful weekend.
    Two questions:
    1/ Schoop or Rendon ROS? Seems like Rendon is slowly coming around.
    2/ Time to drop Keuchel? Not sure if anyone in my league would want to take him.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Jolly rancher: Thanks! Schoop… 2. I could see it in shallower leagues

  60. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    As a J-UP owner, i am starting to think that the Uptons turn awful after being locked up long term. Look out Verlander!

    With Yuuuuu coming back, i need to sit one of the following this week: Rodon @KC , Gausman @ Hou or J. Ross vs Stl. The league is 6×6 and includes IP, QS, and K/9.

    At this point I am leaning sitting Ross (sorry JB). Thoughts?

  61. Juan says:
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    Whata re your thoughts on Herrera for Velazquez?
    Keeper League H2H 12 team.
    My OF’s are brantley (DL) Cespedes, Mazara, Cain, Maybin, Valencia.
    My SP;s are Gio Harvey, Tanaka,Mccullers, Gausman, Iglesias

    also – is it worth stashing Alex Reyes (cards) and Alex Bregman? when do you think theyll be up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Odubel side, it’s fair… Sept

  62. Steve D. says:
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    Time to cut Justin Upton in redrafts?

  63. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you start Darvish (vs Pit) in place of any of these guys this week? Just a little nervous about his first start.

    Weekly league, 8 cats (BB, K, QS, W, S, ERA, WHIP, K/9)

    Kennedy (@Minn, vs CWS)
    Salazar(vs BAL)
    Verlander (vs Phil)
    Walker (vs Oak, vs Min)
    Matz (@Wash)

  64. Blake says:
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    so you think J Garcia has an injury? you think Rodon is going to go on a tear? really like his SO potential , I have 13 pckups left a(15pts for a w, 7pts for a save, 1pt for SO). rodon is sitting on waivers and he seems to have a blinking light telling me to pick him up

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        U think Garcia is ok?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  65. Hey Grey… some Rx on my pitching? 4.41 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in a ten-team with the following group (sunuvabench didn’t help things):

    Liriano, Smyly, Carrasco (DL), Salazar, T Walker, A Sanchez

    Rodon, McGee, Joe Smith, Strop, Siegrest

    Start limit 175, acquisitions limit 50, so no streaming.

    Lot of league members have blue chip starters for sale for offense. Should I target an ace in a trade (Scherzer, Bumgarner, Fernandez), pick up someone on waivers (Alex Wood, Colby Lewis, Wade Miley), or hold?

    I feel like it’s a good group but maybe needs an anchor.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Is this a Holds league?

      • @Grey: Nope, but everybody hoards closers, so I’m holding Strop and Siegrest for ratios and K’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

        • @Sherm: Forgot I have Cingrani as well. Ugly ugly ugly.

  66. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Maybin or Beltran?

    • Kendrick Llama says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Also, need to lose one of Wisler or Hendricks for them… Which do I drop?

  67. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    “I predict Joe Kelly as the 2017 AL CY Young winner” – Joe Kelly

    Got to start Harvey this week, am I right? I mean if you traded Jimmy Nelson for him, he has a place in your line-up? At least ahead of McHugh???

    Toodles.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I’m putting on my nicest thrift-store blouse, and channeling my inner Steven Tyler, Matt Harvey and I are about to be Living on the Edge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should get Alicia Silverstone to sit next to you

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Man my 90s were filled with that album, failed make-outs, and personal pizzas courtesy of Book-It.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, yes, replace with Dominos

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Dominos had a pizza for reading deal too? Ours was through Pizza Hut, but a buddy of mine stole a packet of the little star shaped stickers from our teacher’s desk, so we were eating pizza and skipping the Hardy Boys.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If you read the menus, I guess… I didn’t read nothing

  68. Curtis says:
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    Would you start Darvish vs. PIT this week? It’s a 15 team NFBC league, and my back end starters for this week are Nola @ DET, Rodon @ KC, and Straily @ LAD (currently in my hypothetical 5, 6, and 7 slots).

    I’m sure I’ll be starting him most every week beginning next week, but tentative about this first start for some reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curtis: Yes, over Straily

      • Curtis says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir. Straily has been a great 50th round pick, but happy to have Darvish back.

  69. Swill says:
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    Khris Davis vs walker or Justin upton vs vv

  70. WillisReid says:
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    Is Tulo droppable with Bogaerts and Kang on my roster?

    If so would you drop him for a guy like Bour or Byung-Hole Park?

  71. Steve says:
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    Matt Duffy or Trayce (given platooning)? UTIL, overall production.

  72. G says:
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    Would you trade Thor and one of Upton/Conforto for Harper and Matz? I hate trading Thor but I’m looking to upgrade my hitting. He also has Dyson and I plan to try to slip him in the deal along with my Drury but no one lets go of closers in this league. Let me know if you think this trade helps my team

    My hitting is
    Realmuto
    Piscotty
    Schoop
    Machado
    Maikel Franco
    Springer
    Upton
    Conforto
    Pujols
    Utikity/bench : Raja, Leonys, Drury

    Starting Pitching (K/9 league)
    Thor
    Lester
    Rodon
    Joe Ross
    Ian Kennedy
    Stroman
    Nola

    I only have Rodney as a closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Sure, Upton first

      • G says:
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        @Grey:

        Meaning try to trade Upton first? Or the other way around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes Upton first

  73. Andy says:
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    Help: trade Mazara and Pomeranz for Kang and Tillman? I need 3B as I have Villar, and Valencia. Or should I hold? I also could maybe offer Mazara and McCullers instead.

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Okay. I’ll hold. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. BK1 says:
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    Harvey or Archer ROS?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @BK1: Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BK1: Both are a mess, Archer has been unlucky

  75. Steve says:
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    Would you trade Stanton for Correa?

  76. Schlitzy says:
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    Fun fact – my FBB team name is Covert OPS and I own Heyward (and Archer) and my team sucks.

  77. Lonestar3 says:
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    Is Trea Turner a top 10 2b when he gets called up?

    Schoop or turner if they’re both in the bigs?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Lonestar3: I’d say Schoop if you have to choose 1

  78. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: My pitching is dying out there – I feel like I drafted a bunch of Oliver Perez / Victor Zambrano types – where can I hire the fantasy baseball equivalent of Rick Peterson???

    Serious Q: Someone cut bait on Jason Heyward, but my OF is currently loaded with Betts, Marte, Polanco, and Blackmon – with Khris Davis and Trea Turner on my bench.

    do you think Heyward will come out of his slump and make it worthwhile to hold 3 on my bench and I try to trade 1 or 2 of my OFs for pitching help? I feel like this dude made a mistake dropping Heyward in that offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Sure, you can grab him if you have room, he’ll never play in your OF

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – going with the “hold” then…

        I just dropped Cingrani for Chen’s 2 starts this week… hoping that’ll set me up for success. With a staff of Archer, Salazar, Cole, and Walker, I never would’ve thought I’d have to play matchups instead of rolling them out every start.

        My best pitcher this year has been Kyle Hendricks since he hasn’t given up 10 runs in 2 innings in any start so far. I am dying for your FIP column… I still remember that year you highlighted Ubaldo before he got hot and that lead me to the championship. I need that magic again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… Archer’s killing me too

  79. Jiggy Nits says:
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    quick hits

    brandon finnegan VS the final boss, seung hwan oh

    NL only roto keeper

    thanks in advance

  80. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, looking for a fill in for Odor in a points league. I’ve got Dietrich but Schoop is on waivers. Who would you rather start the next 2 weeks? Thanks

  81. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a 10 team H2H with QS, would you…
    Hold odorizzi?
    Hold odor?
    Hol odor?
    Ho odor?
    Hodor?

  82. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP / QS league

    1) Goldy/smyly for bryant/cueto

    2) Goldy/smyly for bryant/hamels

  83. Chester says:
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    Thanks for the greyt as always write-up.

    In a points league, who do you like best ROS:
    Segura, Castro, Villar

    Thanks!

  84. Brett says:
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    Would you trade McGee and pierce for beltre? 12 team roto with category for holds and one for saves.

    My relievers are dyson McGee neris, will Harris colome. Have street and box on my dl

  85. Rich says:
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    Michaels Fulmer and Pineda each have a FIP about a full run below their ERA, and an xFIP about a run below their FIP. Are they each more likely to resemble the abysmal ERA, the mediocre FIP, or the strong xFIP going forward?

  86. RePete says:
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    Which pitcher would you rather start this week:

    Miley vs MIN
    Koehler vs TB & @ ATL (two starts)

  87. Matty says:
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    Long term do you prefer Betts or Polanco?
    Seems pretty comparable.

  88. Bmiles says:
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    Carlos Martinez and J.A. Happ were both dropped in my H2H points league. Are either of them worth picking up for Ventura or Odorizzi?

    Thanks again to your whole staff for fun and insightful reads!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Bmiles: I’d go C-Mart for Ventura

  89. GoJays says:
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    Grey, I can choose one of these guys for this week:

    Gausman (@CLE)
    Salazar (BAL)
    Corbin (@PIT)
    Joe Ross (STL)

    Or I could choose two of them and sit one of Rodney, McGee, or Ziegler. Thoughts?

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Which of those relievers do you sit? Rodney?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Rodney, but I didn’t choose two of them

  90. Skeezix says:
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    With Travis Shaw’s uncertainty, would you play him or Dietrich or Howie Kendrick at utility this week?

    • knucks says:
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      @Skeezix: I missed this… What’s wrong with Shaw?

      • DAVID says:
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        @knucks: I’m having the same dilemma… I need to start Shaw or Belt.
        Shaw has a “minor” wrist issue…. He looked awful on Sunday too. I hope he’s alright. Wrist issues tend to linger…

  91. knucks says:
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    The Hendricks line was genius, well done!

  92. Pager24 says:
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    Man I can’t have anything good this year! I streamed both Kazmir and Maeda vs Padres their combined lines were: 10 innings an ERA over 7.5 and 1.4 WHIP. Decided not to go back to the well for Alex Wood- yea that was the right choice. FMFBBL!

  93. Delino Dewitch & Dewardrobe says:
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    Love the Nomar, Ramon bit. That is all.

  94. Wudaben says:
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    Grey, you need to have a talk with Stream-o-nator because it loves itself some Pineda each week!

    Need to pick a 4th starter this week. Run Darvish out in his first start vs Pit, J Ross vs STL (Leake) or Pineda @TB (Moore)?

    • DAVID says:
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      @Wudaben: Ha! I commented last week about him on SON when they played the DBacks. Dude got lit up again…..smh

  95. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Ralph where you at??? Plz comment here ;) Frazier and Maz both homer this weekend, hahaha.

    Grey, I think Frazier this year will be that girl you dump that gets so pissed and gets bent on proving that you made the wrong choice. 40 hr this year???

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Todd25: Cue evil laugh muahahahaha!!!!

      Then again what Grey’s not telling you is he offered Mazara for Tolleson. So really even when he loses he wins.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahaha…Whew!

  96. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank:

    Odorizzi vNYY (SON $7.3)
    Wood @NYM (SON $4.7)
    Rodon @KC (SON -$3.4)

    Thanks.

  97. Doughboy says:
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    Would you trade Ozuna for Kluber? 14tm H2H I currently have Carrasco Matz Stroman Liriano Fulmer with Taillon stashed. My OF is Betts Braun Polanco J.Up Pederson Duvall and Ozuna. Thanks!

  98. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey,

    for ROS: A Russell or Maybin for utlilty spot in 5×5 Roto ?

  99. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My keeper/dynasty team AVG has soared to an incredible .242 thanks to Schoop and Cain not being terrible now. I’m hot on the heels of that 13th place point!

    I finished season 2 of The Leftovers. It was solid. Not quite as off the wall as the first season, still strange. Just a solid watch, I liked it. How’s The Path treating you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: The Path was solid until I got to the end and realized I’m in real time and am now waiting for the finale… Ugh, I need to binge! I’ll watch The Leftovers within the next few shows I watch

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Hulu doesn’t do a season drop? That’s budget. Speaking of season drops….Bloodline is soon right?

        I recorded The Preacher on AMC last night. I’m not a comic guy or whatever, have no idea what it is about, but I might give it a try.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bloodline is this upcoming weekend…Memorial Day plans! Yeah, don’t know comic books, and didn’t even know Preacher was one

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Looks like I’ll be cooking out with the Rayburn’s this weekend.

            I saw one article months ago that talked about how based on the comics, The Preacher will be the most violent show or something. That is the extent of my knowledge about it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No joke, I thought it was a show from Tyler Perry

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: No joke, I just checked to make sure I had the right name of the show.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No joke, I’m not sure you did

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: All joking aside, my Altavista search confirmed my initial thoughts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t have ‘internet,’ I call 411

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      After perusing through my Encyclopedia Brittanica, I now know what ‘411’ means.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I had my apothecary brew up some knowledge for me to drink

  100. DAVID says:
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    Hey!
    Should I start Brandon Belt over Travis Shaw (“minor” hand injury) this week? 12 tm h2h WEEKLY lg. Also Andrus over Kang this week? same lg.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DAVID: Yes, Belt… Yes, Andrus

  101. Jon says:
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    I’m looking to add offense. Would you deal any/all of these pitchers for Miggy?

    Salazar, Tai Walker, Matz, Arrieta, Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Any of them, Arrieta last

  102. William Hung says:
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    I’d try Walker

  103. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Velazquez (-3.1) – @det, @chc
    Tropeano (15.3) – @tex, vs hou
    A Wood (4.7) – @nym
    Gausman (5.3) – @hou

    Thanks!

  104. Rusty Arms says:
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    I’ve got the Votto Blues and it ain’t feelin good. Alas! A trade has come my way involving another blues ditty and it goes like this. The Cargo Largo. It ain’t pretty either but I’m realy tired of the Votto Bues. Thinking of just switching um up. Flipping them. Swapping them. My roster won’t mind. They both play utility. Can’t hurt right? You know Cargo really looks bad compared to Votto ugly. so where do I go from here. trade the bad for the ugly and see what happens.

      • Rusty Arms says:
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        @Grey: trade Votto for Cargo? Ya think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still don’t know who CarGo is

          • Rusty Arms says:
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            @Grey: Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cause I’ve seen people call Carlos Gomez, CarGo

              • Rusty Arms says:
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                @Grey: sorry. CarGo the one that plays for the Rockys

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The Philadelphia Rockys? When they get a team? I’d want CarGonzalez over Votto, it’s fair

                  • Rusty Arms says:
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                    @Grey: lol. Thanks man

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem, Rusty

                  • Dr Hocker says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Covert OPS–very funny young man. Way to kick a man when he’s down (on the warning track).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  105. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Any chance that alex bregman gets the call soon? I picked him up and im stashing him just in case… This might be a question for Ralph, but id like your opinion too!

  106. Negatto says:
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    Who should I lose out of the 3 listed below. I only have room for 2.

    Cishek, Jeffress or Dyson?

  107. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Parra, Valencia or Belt for Leonys Martin? 12-team H2H with OBP.

    Thanks!

  108. True and Correct says:
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    Grey, sorry for repeat question, but not sure if you get earlier follow ups to questions.
    ROS- Hill/VV/Stroman/Smyly/Rodod……please rank. 40 minutes to deadline (early game).
    Thanks a lot.

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude. Who would you drop, Stroman or Rodon ? Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Grey: thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  109. peacecoast says:
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    hey dude

    need a bench bat that can fill in off days etc

    would drop Kendrys, was gonna take Lamb or Duvall but Pearce has the multi position thing. u ok taking pearce for kendrys?

  110. Alex H says:
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    My team has played miserably the past couple of weeks and it’s killed me in the standings. Is there any move that you think I should do right away? Or hold out and hope that things correct themselves. ( Just traded pence for carpenter btw)

    12 team H2H OBP league

    C-cervelli
    1b- rizzo
    2b- m. Carpenter
    3b – rizzo
    Ss- villar
    Of- Stanton
    Of- c. Gonzalez
    OF- ozuna
    Util- belt

    Bn- Starlin Castro

    Dl- schwarb

    Sp- felix hernandez
    sp- tanaka
    Rp- jansen
    Rp- rosenthal
    P- Madson
    P- Nola
    P- a. Sanchez
    Bn- k. Hendricks
    Bn- v. Velazquez
    Bn-m. Pineda

    Dl- raisel iglesias

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex H: I wouldnt play Rizzo at first and third…your abusing him

      • Alex H says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: HA! arenado* poor rizzo, that explains his recent struggles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex H: You look like you drafted multiple guys I said I wouldn’t own… I’d package them and upgrade

      • Alex H says:
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        @Grey: Felix and cargo? I’ll start thinking about some moves… I’ve been trying to get rid of Felix recently. Cargo has been killing me but I feel like trading him now would be selling low.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tanaka, Felix, Pineda, CarGo

          • Alex H says:
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            @Grey: Kk thanks grey!

  111. Warren says:
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    Comfortable starting Pomeranz in weekly lock H2H?

    @SF and @AZ

    Both are negative on streamonator

  112. Joe Cool says:
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    Assuming J-Zim is not DL bound, or not DL bound for anything other than the minimum, do you want him or Archer ROS?

    Also, would you drop any of my current players for Taillon, Eovaldi (two starts), or Pineda (SON loves him Sat)?

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Herrera, Belt, Util – Valencia, Bench – Cozart, Heyward ||| SP – J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Duffey, Glasnow, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman, Rondon, Cishek, Rodney, Harris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Cool: Zimm… Taillon for Glasnow

  113. Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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    Trade my Starlin Castro for Jameson Taillon in a H2H dynasty?

  114. Five-On-One says:
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    Looking to upgrade at MI:

    Odor + closer (McGee, Osuna, Dyson, K-Rod) for Kinsler or Bogaerts?

    If yes, which of Kins or Bogarts would be better to acquire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  115. jal179 says:
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    Crush for Salazar?

    How close ROS are Crush and Krush Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crush, not that close

  116. Scott says:
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    I guess the Braves will be chewing lots of gum today.

  117. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB forgot to ask your opinion. Weekly lock, you’d give Shoemaker a shot at home against HOU over Joe Ross home against STL?
    I could go either way…That’s what she said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Shoemaker over Ross…Who is this girl that wants to experiment?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Happy to introduce you. I think you’d like her. She loves dogs, baseball, and humor. And experimenting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We got chemistry!

  118. Rice says:
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    Another great write up! The Melvin / BJ line killed me!

    Speaking of Justin…

    10 Team H2H 4 player keeper league. In need of SP. Have ridiculous logjam in the OF.

    My OF:
    Harper (8th round keeper)
    Marte (14th round keeper)
    JD Martiniez
    Polanco (possible 7th round keeper)
    Ozuna
    Mazara (possible 24th round keeper)
    Justin Upton

    SP: Archer (ugh), Matz, Walker, Smyly

    Would you trade my J-Up for his V. Velasquez?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold Upton there

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Upton for Degrom instead? Or name a few to target please?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco?

          • Rice says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey! I’ll chase Carrasco.

            What about Ozuna for VV? That better?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair

  119. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I have been offered his Cespedes for my Matz & Cast or Franco.
    10 team hth with OBP
    Do I make the trade?
    Your opinion always respected.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Yoenis, send Cast

  120. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you drop Rubby (next start @PIT), Corbin (next start @PIT) or Tomlin (next start @CWS) for Guerra?

    As a side note, I’m planning to bench both Arizona starters for their starts in Pittsburgh (if I keep them on my team) and planning to start Tomlin away vs the ChiSox. Do you agree?

    12-team h2h with QS.

    As always, thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomlin

  121. Matt says:
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    Can you rank Drury, K.Davis, Beltran, Valencia? League includes OPS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia, Davis

  122. Dustyfingers says:
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    Having a hard time valuing these guys going forward to fill a utility spot. Mazara, Duvall, T Thompson.

    Also, Dozier is killing me. Currently benching him for Schoop. Does he turn it around?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz…. No faith in Dozier

  123. Scott says:
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    Needed a power fill in for today and what do you know, Mazara sitting there on the ww. Like finding gold, baby!

  124. dem ribbies says:
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    Jon Gray or Ryu as a back of bench arm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  125. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    How would you rank Mazara, Inciarte, and Maybin ROS? One would be my last OF and the next would be my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz, Maybin

  126. dem ribbies says:
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    also, in a keeper league.. would you deal Segura to make room for Arcia once he gets the call? or are you high enough on Segura where you deal Arcia instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but Arcia’s no guarantee to come up in June

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: if they hold him out until Sept, do you think he’s on the opening day roster, or do they delay his arb clock into 2017?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, they could, honestly, no idea

  127. Jason says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m in a 12 team H2H 10×9 category DYNASTY ‘keep forever’ league with 40 man rosters (32 MLB and 8 MiLB). The hitting cats are:

    H R HR SB RBI BB K AVG OPS TB

    I’m currently in 1st and have won the league the last two years by selling off my youth for older vets. I have an offer where I trade Anderson Espinoza for Hanley Ramirez

    I’m considering this offer despite some warning signs in HanRam’s stats (contact,
    Ks and losing OF eligibility) and because Espinoza is likely 2-3 yrs away

    At OF I have – Bautista/Fowler/Maybin/Brantley/Pollock
    At 1B I have – Encarnacion/VMart

    So Hanley would be an upgrade for me in the OF but am I selling Espinoza too low? Which player would you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hanley

  128. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hahn or Manaeaeaeaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: With the quickness, thanks!

  129. Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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    15 team standard roto
    rest of season Travis, Panik, Scooter? I can keep two (one on the bench)
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Panik

  130. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey!

    So the Machado owner in my league is in dead last and I’m looking to pounce. He’s a big Sox fan so I planned to offer Mookie+ Jaime Garcia. This is a slam dunk if he goes for it right?

    Other OFs are Bryce, Yelich, Blackmon, Sano, Khris Davis so I can survive the loss of Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado

      • Here Comes the Pizza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  131. Tigres says:
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    I’ve decided the key to owning AJ Ramos is to never, ever watch him pitch. Got out of bases loaded no outs on Sat like he was Houdini.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  132. Five-On-One says:
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    Dozier or villar, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  133. Michael villani says:
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    Pat Dean sounds like the name of a greasy breakfast sandwich you order at Denny’s at 3am after a night of drinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or the pedophile sitting in the booth near you

  134. knucks says:
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    I’m bored just typing this out, but has anyone been watching the Colby Lewis starts OR can explain the results from the past six starts?

    I’m in a QS league and contemplating the add. Yuckkkk!!! But he’s putting out what I wanted from WeiYen. I drafted plenty of other horses for K’s/ratios. Just need a QS guy to plug in/waste the roster spot on and stay competitive in the category. QSAGNOF, if you will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Chen

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea that’s def the saddest part though… Will actually be rostering both for the time being, as well as streaming starters against the Barves (Nelson, then Guerra).

        I had AJ Reed but no where to really play him if/when he gets the call. Gonna use that spot for now. This is quite the pathetic maneuver and I’m not proud of it, but Colby Lewis is officially on my roster and starting on Weds vs LAA. Think of me after all those Trout/Pujols/Cron pitches leave the yard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @knucks: I’ve seen a few of his, feels like he is constantly walking the line of running into trouble. Some innings are solid, but feels like he’s always juggling the men on base, at least with good teams. Also never really seems to dominate batters, just sorta keeps them off balance a bit.

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Todd25: additionally Lewis’ LOB 92.3% FIP/xFIP both north of 4.

        • knucks says:
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          @Todd25: Good stuff, thanks Todd

  135. Creepy Crespi says:
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    My Polanco / Pearce for slumpy Giancarlo? Other fella needs 2B help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

      • Creepy Crespi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the speedy reply.

  136. —Carlos Rodon – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.47. Still waiting for that start where I feel like, “Yes, that’s a potential number two fantasy starter!”

    Ehh I think we’ll be waiting a long time for that. As of now he’s a serviceable guy on my HtH team who sits against tough lineups…I did go a little more SP than normal in that league which has worked, especially Strausburg at 66, K-Zar at 95, and Walker at 206. Because losses and BAA count in that league you do need some decent SP. Saves are not so important with 7 cats tho still useful (Kinda like steals).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  137. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    I was just offered Tulo for Hanley. I already have Bogearts, so I was going to counter — send Hanley get Segura to replace Starlin Castro at 2b. Should I counter or just reject the trade and roll with Castro at 2b?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  138. Swill says:
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    Justin upton vs Velasquez or Seager vs finnegan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  139. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How would you rank these C’s ROS, root: Welington, Weiters, (eventually) Gattis?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  140. Swill says:
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    Realmuto or Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  141. Greys Bum Hair says:
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    ROS in an OBP league

    Rasmus, Duvall, Martin, Myers, maybin..need to pick 2

    Is AJ Reed a better 1B/3B than Myers when up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Maybin… Likely

  142. Wudaben says:
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    Would you trade Salazar & Story for Chris Sale? 12 Team H2H points league. I have Diaz as a backup SS, Trea Turner is a free agent and I could also probably get Semien back in the trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I take Semien back in the trade or pickup Turner with the open slot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Turner

  143. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (3) RP: Osuna, Jeffress, Betances

    Procrastinating going to the gym so figured I’d ask a closer question… I noticed you recommended owning Dyson over Jeffress in the comments above but last week you said to hold off on adding Dyson once he was named the closer … should I make any changes to my relief pitching now?

    Available RP: K-Rod, Street*, McGee, Gregerson, Dyson, Boxberger, Vicaino, Doolittle, Perkins*, Giles, O’Day, J. Smith, Harris, Brach..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson over Jeff

  144. Mantooth23 says:
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    10 team 5×5 Roto Trade Offer:

    Encarnacion, Dozier, and K. Bryant for my Altuve, A. Gonzalez, and Arenado. Deal or no deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  145. danny almonte says:
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    Really limited FA moves, so if I add a guy, i want a safe guy i can hold ROS. Looking at M.Upton, Pearce, Duvall, T.Thompson (i can platoon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  146. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Mazara or Ozuna in a redraft?

    Napoli’s Mom or Yelich’s Mom in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz… Yelich’s

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Agree on Maz. Napoli’s in a redraft, Yelich’s in a dynasty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good call!

  147. Swill says:
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    Pick two
    Leonys vs graveman, Khris Davis vs karns, or upton vs Velasquez

    • Swill says:
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      @Swill: upton vs hellickson*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris, Leonys

  148. royce! says:
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    Trayce Thompson was originally only playing against lefties. He’s historically been much better against em (he hits R). He started playing against righties, too, when the dodgers OFs got injured, and has since hit well against them, so now I think he’s just the starting LF with the minor restriction of Carl Crawford (rarely) filling in for him. And Ethier maybe playing when he returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, found a great podcast, Bowraville, start at episode 1: murders

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Ooh…murders! Right up my alley! Did you listen to Radiolab yet?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Grey: @royce!: I miss you guys! Waaaahhhhh!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You see my podcast recommendation?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, will check it out. Always need something to listen to while walking the dog, right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Ah, it’s Australian. Thought I recognised the name.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, only listened first 2 episodes but great so far

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: Perhaps trading me some power would bring you comfort…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: Yeah – I’m deffo thinking about that…

  149. david says:
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    Grey, is Dozier still a hold in 12 teamers? I’m in a Yahoo 12 team Roto 5×5 league. I’m currently last in AVG. The available 2ND basemen in my league are:

    Panik
    Wong
    Duffy
    Schoop

    Would you drop Dozier for anyone above? Thanks man, Always appreciate the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  150. Swill says:
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    Starting Miley vs twins and keeping him on team with next start @padres ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. Nico says:
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    Grey, man, I know you’ve said it a million times, but Pineda is so brutal to own. Listening to him pitch yesterday was almost as brutal as listening to John and Suzyn explain how brutal he is to own… He gives up a ton of hard hit balls, and he can’t get out of his own way when there’s 2 strikes and 2 outs… I’m still holding on though in case he starts to figure it out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice website, yeah, he’s gonna kill you before you can kill him, sorry

  152. Dawg says:
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    Got offered Matt Harvey and Addison Russell for my Brian Dozier and Aaron Sanchez. Would you take that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  153. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. jd/belt/velazquez for goldy/burns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  154. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    39 moves left ROS:
    I own Hamilton
    Hamilton or Martin ROS? Who steals more bases without ruining all other stats?

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      In the same leage with only 39 moves left, i need a RP for holds as Dyson is now getting saves.

      McCullers, Joe Ross and Rodon…who would you drop if you had to to get a RP?

      Thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t waste your moves

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Ok i got it but i still need holds! I cant punt it. Who would you drop out of those three mentioned above?

        Thanks

  155. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    **This is the world we live in update**

    Michael Saunders Blue Jay Cleanup Hitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  156. BERK! says:
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    This might be to specific to warrant a glossary term, but I accidentally forgot to move Archer off my bench yesterday and he sucked and I was happy and it seemed like there could be a word for that?

    Also, need to grab a SP off waivers. Who’d you snag out of some slim pickin’s?
    – Matt Wisler
    – Junior Guerra
    – Joe Kelly
    – Nathan Karns
    – Nathan Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears for a term… Karns

  157. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Pedroia owner…

    I have 1 two many closers, and I can shop him (Madson/Dyson/Casilla/K-Rod/Gomez) for Trea Turner. Worth it to grab Trea hoping he can produce more than Pedroia or hold? AND if show which closer to I let go

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Gomez

  158. Pine says:
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    Moustakas or Valencia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

      • Pine says:
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        Uh oh..

  159. Charlie says:
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    6×5 (obp) and I own the following
    Villar, Belt, Gomez, Brantley

    Drop any of them for the following players on my wire?
    Melvin, Schoop, Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  160. Big league choo says:
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    10 team h2h OBP /QS league

    1) Maeda worth a waiver claim? We have a minimum of 8 starts per week. Current staff jo-fer, matz, smyly, darvish, guerra, taillon, moore

    2) limited move league, lose gennett for Phillips…have Kang at mi and between them both sitting out I lose a bunch of abs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Nope

  161. Swill says:
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    Drop upton for trayce? 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  162. Sideshow says:
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    Is Alex Reyes StL SP worth a stash in a deep league? Was terrific yesterday in TripleA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  163. Great White North says:
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    Run Archer out there this week at home vs. NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  164. ScreechOwl says:
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    When Buxton is destructin’, put that rookie on the shelf
    Feels like struggling to be juggling a lineup lacking health
    Try to goad on Carlos Rodon, pitching like somebody else
    Then destructin’ Buxton’s luck’s on hold, your lineup goin’ stealth

    Though Chris Archer’s missing bats, his opponents can still find them
    And all Keuchel’s pounded ground balls bound into the field behind him
    Write off Ross a total loss and I can’t tell you why to mind him
    All your ratios so high that even science couldn’t blind them

    So when will Grandal hold a candle to his catcher stats of yore?
    Why not Goldy a la oldie, steal a base and knock in four?
    And Dee Gordon’s on the bench ’cause drugs are oozing out his pores
    Good for absolutely nothing, just like Ryan Howard’s WAR

    So the next time you are wondering why saves ain’t got no face
    And why everyone is suffering except your lonely ace
    And Bryce Harper starts complaining everyone is too straight-laced
    This is baseball; there’s no crying if and when you’re in last place

    And I know about last place, you see, as I’m a Padres fan
    As a team they barely slug their weight, and that’s in kilograms
    Now that May is almost over, if you’re looking for a plan
    To right that ship, I really don’t know what to tell you, man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  165. Great White North says:
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    I am way more excited to dump Lawrie, then I am to start Trea Turner once he arrives. Not that starting Trea won’t be exciting, just not as exciting as dumping Lawrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  166. True and Correct says:
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    Gray, 1st off, you’ve been great providing quick responses to my pain in the ass questions.
    You answered (twice) telling me you liked Hill ROS (then Smyly) over Rodon, VV, and Stroman.
    What I omitted telling you that this is for a contest (CDM) w/ limited buys for the season. You start with 16 buys and get 2 additional adds on sept.1. However, you must drop a corresponding positional player (or pitcher) when you use a buy.
    I have 12 buys left and plan on buying Fernandez next week, and likely Carrasco at some point, and obviously will need buys for injuries as they almost invariably occur. Hill for Rodon is great this week, primarily because Hill doubles and I would play him over matz , smyly, Stroman, Nola, and Rodon on my bench. Not so sure if using a precious buy is worth it, considering I could start any of the above mentioned pitchers for their 1 starts and save the buy for Fernandez next week.
    Sorry bro, but thought I would put the buy in perspective. Streamonator has Hill at 7.8 and Smyly at 17.0, Stroman at 3.1, and Matz at -0.4. I’d have to start 2 of these guys (or Nola) over Hill.
    Hope you followed this.
    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t waste your buys

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: You the MAN. !!! Thanks again, bro.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  167. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: As a former Schoop owner, I had to drop him for Kipnis since I play in a league that counts OBP and Ks. I keep thinking Schoop would outplay Kipnis in my league, but then Kipnis has a 5 RBI weekend and I can’t pull the trigger…

    Bottom line, I think Schoop isn’t owned everywhere because he’s batting 8/9 on a daily basis. He could very well hit 25 HRs but he’s not going to get a lot of runs or RBIs in that spot and that OBP is going to be low .300s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who has more RBIs, Schoop or Kipnis?

  168. Branta says:
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    In a league where I have Albert Pujols, Lucas Duda, and Mark Trumbo (OBP/SLG league) and need of a backup 3B because I just traded Arenado, Eaton, & Walker for Betts, Conforto, & Kluber (I have Bryant, just want a backup)

    Brandon Drury looks like the best bet on a backup guy (added bonus that he has OF eligibility).

    Would you drop Duda for Drury or hold?

    • Branta says:
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      @Branta: I should mention that my DL slot is currently occupied by Zack Wheeler.

    • knucks says:
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      @Branta: Added, added bonus, Drury may qualify at 2B. Eventually. Could be a while. Maybe not at all. Carry on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, I see he’s hitting the DL, lose Wheeler, DL Duda

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, I see Part II, it’s serious, lose Duda

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: LGM :(

            the Duda-bides (his time on the DL)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

            • Cram It says:
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              @knucks: Opens the door to get Wilmer some consistent PT…I think

  169. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    So Warwick Saupold is a pitcher for the Tigers, huh? Can’t tell if he’s a retired evil genius or the former 3rd runner-up in the local Magic the Gathering satellite tournament.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JRR Tolkien’s naming players now?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: “Now pitching is Warwick….the 9’7″ Ogre hailing out of Hogwarts, tough on Whitewalkers but has trouble with oracles and the Wolverine.”

        Is that right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you’re confusing your fan ficition

  170. Frank Costello says:
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    Who wins this deal .. Gardner and Shaw for Seager and Familia? Just from a pure value perspective … standard 6×6 with OBP and k/9

    • knucks says:
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      @Frank Costello: Gotta stick the K or C in front of Seager on this one brutha. Though likely the same answer either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  171. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey, can trade a 1st round Stanton for a 25th round conforto and non-keeper kyle seager….do you take the deal. it helps this year but im leery of losing stanton? is conforto going to be a 100/30/100 guy going forward and therefore I don’t lose much going forward and get a better draft slot? or do you put Stanton on a another level and stay away from deal?

  172. Great White North says:
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    Wacha worth wasting 2nd waiver position on? He would join Archer, Cueto, Liriano, and J. Ross in an RCL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like to have 3-4 SPs in an RCL

  173. Muskysmell says:
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    Speaking of Conforto, I offered Conforto ($2) for Aaron Nola ($5)in a keeper league because I was in dire need of pitching. Dude rejected it and said Conforto is ok, but nowhere near the ballpark as a value as Nola…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve jumped at Conforto

    • knucks says:
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      @Muskysmell: Transaltion… dood is a delusional Phildo’s fan.

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @knucks: haha, first time i’ve heard that one, shockingly. so great.

  174. Darreillo says:
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    Drop Billy Burns for Trayce Thompson?
    Also have Altuve/Blackmon so SB aren’t too big a thang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  175. muskysmell says:
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    Jesus, I have to for my girlfriend to watch Game of Thrones tonight and there are spoilers EVERYWHERE

  176. Steve says:
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    DeShields coming back up with Choo on the DL… Drop Duffy for him?

    • knucks says:
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      @Steve: giggity giggity

      I would! But this is just spec right now? I haven’t seen this anywhere yet. You better have your Deshizz in order with this claim. Could be Profar?

      • Steve says:
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        @knucks: Dah! Hoying got called up instead… Sorry to get your hopes up.

        DeShields has found his stroke lately but still striking out too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the feedback.

    • knucks says:
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      @Steve: Thought I’d just throw this out so no one else had to go look….

      Deshizz is batting .333 across his 35 AAA plate appearances so far, with 2 SBs (Aka half of what he had in 130 + PAs in the bigs). Still nothing announced, but I gotta think you want Profar up first to play 2B with Odor’s upcoming absence? Though I could see both Profar and Deshizz getting called back up. Didn’t Stubbs get hurt?

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Well, we know he got hurt. What I meant was, didn’t stubbs get DL’ed too?

  177. The tone ranger says:
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    Ok thanks for reply above. So you think conforto is a .290/100/30/100 guy eventually? Or na. I’m wondering how crazy I should get trying to acquire him since he’s a cheap keeper in that league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • knucks says:
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      @The tone ranger: Not that it matters, cause they are the same number… but just curious if that’s RBIs second and runs last? This is a confusing way to type a guys line out

      That said, I watch a lot of Mets games. He is more of a line drive hitter, but I don’t think 30 is out of reach. The guy is legit and will likely be the 3 hitter in Queens for years to come. Would like to see 1 F comment on this. I’d try to get him but not at the cost of Stanton.

      • the tone ranger says:
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        @knucks: thanks for the input re line drives. i meant it as avg, runs, hr, rbi. sorry for the confusion.

  178. gangreen says:
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    Should I trade addison russel for schoop. I have two shortstops after ther trade still. I been using russell in the 2nd base position. Or do you think I can do better. Russel is ss and 2nd base eligable. If he moved up in the lineup he would be the best 2nd basemen in the league. With shortstop eligability still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: yeah ipayed less for russel then schoop went for. I just hope his power picks back up. Hey grey deshizz is coming back choo pulled a hammy. Right after he was about to come back. and stubbs ishurt. I hope delino comes back and lights a fire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  179. Pete says:
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    Which if any would you start or sit of these guys if you’re currently doing really well and leading/close to leading all pitching categories (including QS) in 12 team roto:
    Kennedy @ Min (Nolasco) $1.9
    Velasquez @ Det (Pelfrey) $-1.0
    Pom @ SF (Cueto) $-1.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would start Kennedy

  180. JP says:
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    Would you do either of these trades in a HxH league?

    Altuve/Porcello for Kershaw/Pedroia?

    or

    Altuve/Porcello for Nola/DeGrom/Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First one is fair

  181. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Okay Grey here’s what my pitching looks like as of right now:

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Odorizzi, A. Wood, Chen)

    Last night you helped me pick the following 10 guys marked with a “^” to start this week out of these options even though I have a 12 start limit:

    5/23
    Chen vs. TB (11.2)^
    Hill @SEA (8.8)^
    Walker vs. OAK (10.7)^

    5/24
    Odorizzi @MIA (5.6)

    5/25
    Anibal Sanchez vs. PHI (13.1)
    Guerra @ATL (8.7)^
    Straily @LAN (4.7)
    Matz @WAS (-0.4)

    5/26
    McCullers vs. BAL (14.2)^

    5/27
    Scherzer vs. STL (29.7)^
    Conley @ATL (13.4)^
    Ray vs. SD (7.8)^
    Bauer vs. BAL (4.4)
    Fiers @LAA (5.2)
    Gausman @CLE (5.3)
    Happ vs. BOS (0.5)
    Rodon @KC (-3.4)

    5/28
    Salazar vs. BAL (20.1)^
    Chen @ATL (18.2)
    A. Wood @NYN (4.7)

    5/29
    Walker vs. MIN (18.9)^
    Odorizzi vs. NYA (7.2)
    Hill vs. DET (-1.0)

    I’ve been streaming out of Chen’s spot which allows me to start all these each guys EXCEPT for Friday 5/27. In order for me stream Conley AND Ray that day I will have to drop ANOTHER pitcher other than Chen. I was surprised you wouldn’t start Odorizzi in either of his starts, and I also was surprised you wouldn’t start Chen @ATL or Alex Wood this week but in Grey I trust! So keeping in mind that I’m rostering Odorizzi and Wood but not starting them this week, are they worth cutting loose this week in order to stream the guys you picked instead? I also have Odor on my team and with his looming suspension and will need to cut another pitcher so I can pickup a replacement 2nd basemen! So I guess what I’m trying to figure out is who is actually worth holding onto in this league especially considering who is available:

    Available SP (% owned): Ventura, Volquez, Iglesias*, Happ, T. Ross*, Latos, Fiers, Gausman, Corbin, Rodon, McHugh, Conley, Bauer, De La Rosa, J. Gray, Guerra, Straily, Ray, Manaea..

    Sorry for the length! I know it’s a long season but I’m tied for 1st place at 5-2 with 4 other teams and I NEED to win this week to pull ahead of one of those top teams! Thanks in advance for the guidance!

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: I forgot to mention I also have Carrasco in my DL spot and will hopefully be getting him back soon.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ebudz: I’d be streaming Wood and Chen’s spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Cram It: @Grey: Thanks Cram and yeah Grey I’m just trying to figure out which pitchers are the most expendable on my team since I want to stream both Conley and Ray on Friday but I’ve only had one streaming spot (Chen’s spot). Also once Odor starts serving his suspension I’ll be losing a roster spot for another 2nd basemen so I’m just trying to gauge my current rotation vs. who is available so I know who to hang onto ROS. So I guess how would you my bench pitchers ROS: Hill, McCullers, Odorizzi, A. Wood, Chen ?

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: rank* my bench pitchers

          • Cram It says:
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            @ebudz: McCullers, Hill, Odo, coin flip…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hill, McCullers, Wood

  182. Rocky says:
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    Shallow AL league 12 team-have Rosario & DeShields minors-need 2 OFs among-Rua-Grossman-Moya-Ortega-Mahtook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahtook, DeShields

  183. Clint says:
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    14 team h2h pts dynasty league
    Would dropping Lawrie for Joe be a Panik-y move or worth doing?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: I like Panik. He already has more points than Lawrie in my points league and he hasn’t even been hitting that well yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  184. gangreen says:
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    Who do I pick up for potentiol closer role. Or just the next best because long s I get stats until the closer injured or loses his job ill be happy with that. It doesnt need to b a player that relieves behind a dud. Im happy with the reliever that plays behind a stud because when that stud rests or gets injured I will have the next best thing. If a shitty closer loses his job most likely the next man up sucks and loses his job too. Or just never gets a save chance because now he isnt the reliever anymore.
    What I am asking is butcher, hernandez,wil smith,benoit,doolittle,barraclough,kelley, warren, or hudson.i also like maybe most of l miguel castro

    • gangreen says:
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      @gangreen: another question is I own salty and herman. should I drop herman for L artin, or mahthook. My outfielders are betts,wil myers and drury. Myers and drury backup up pujols and k seager. Besides that Ihave duval,dickerson,delino,avisail in the outfield.. im only allowed 3outfielders to start per day. Corey seager occupies my utility unless boagarts isnt playing. Im pretty set except quality in the outfield. Im dropping avisail for a reliever for a chance in saves. Im in 4th place in saves neck and neck for the 1st place with the other 3. So should I drop avisail and herman and pick up mahtook or leonys, and one of the relievers above.

      • Cram It says:
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        @gangreen: Not really sure what your team looks like, but it seems to me you don’t need all those bench players.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  185. herschel says:
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    @Grey: are you streaming tropeano today (@ tex) where you have him (if you have him)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  186. crushbombs says:
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    drop rodon for any of these?

    pineda, alex wood, porcello, roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  187. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey,

    Could you please explain the “Eickhoff? Finkle? Finkle? Eickhoff?” part to me?

  188. muskysmell says:
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    Jose Abreu is so terrible he’s been relegated to the 5th spot now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hasn’t been fun owning him

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:
        Seriously tho, is he hiding an injury or something?
        All the fantasy pundits across the board said there’s nothing wrong with him from day 1, but the dude is underperforming so much it seems like something’s gotta be up…

        • Cram It says:
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          @muskysmell: Nah, he’ll be fine. He has a lot of ribbies all things considered.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cram It: Ok not a lot, but more than/comparable to some other middle of the lineup guys that no one’s complaining about.

            • muskysmell says:
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              @Cram It:
              I hope so…
              This is why I hate the AVG category…it’s such a damn toss-up..
              I’m mired with the 4th worst AVG in the league mainly because I have guys like Harper and Abreu hitting way below their usual lines.

              Of course it doesn’t help that I have Heyward on my team too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like his line drives are down and he’s making weak contact, suggests he’s swinging at poor pitches and hitting them weakly… Honestly, his numbers don’t scream Buy, but they’re not saying he’s going to be dreadful either… He looks like he might only be 75/24/85/.270 this year, which isn’t 2nd round value

          • muskysmell says:
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            @Grey:

            Word.
            At this point, sadly, I’ll take a 75-24-85-.270 line…

  189. The Fridge says:
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    Trade Herrera for Belt in an OBP league where I need power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  190. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Drop Heyward (bench bat) for on of the following FAs:

    Nomar, Krush, Leonys, Parra, Myers, or hold?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  191. Billy Costigan says:
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    Cishek or Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson, coin flip

  192. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, best dl stash. e-rod, t ross, or richards?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Ed-Rod

  193. muskysmell says:
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    Nice Brett Lawrie!! *clap clap* Lawrie wit the DONG

    • muskysmell says:
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      @muskysmell:
      Oh a slam and a legs to boot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  194. Rusty says:
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    Follow up question.

    Who to give up for Nola, Liriano or Wacha?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Rusty:
      Tough to say without knowing who you have

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  195. Jim says:
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    I just received a trade offer that I don’t even know how to begin to evaluate. Please help!
    I was offered
    Trout, Ian Desmund, Raji Davis, Dee Gordon, Carlos Martinez & Verlander
    For
    JD, Rizzo, Starlin Castro & Chris Carter.
    Who wins?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Jim:

      He’s basically offering Trout for your JD and Rizzo…everything else is noise. 1st rounder and a high 2nd rounder for your 1st rounder.
      I wouldn’t take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  196. Jim says:
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    Thx for breaking it down.
    You are right.

  197. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    WTF is going on with avisail being benched 4 out of the last 5 games? i know he’ll be in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, and if not he’s hurt (which would at least be an answer why). just added him in AL only where i lost red dick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure, but I just dropped him

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: if this keeps up i’ll have to go with my use almost all of my weekly adds on a per day basis for lefty specialists, thought i got lucky with starter here. unless rua goes back to being starter with choo out again.

  198. Swill says:
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    Start Pom tonight? My first start of the week always puts my era at 8 so maybe sit him and then go from there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Swill: what does the Pom have to do with your early week fears?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Swill: You presented it as if no matter who your first start is, it goes terribly and that’s why you were considering sitting him. Not because of the matchup, but because of the voodoo.

  199. Moscowitz says:
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    Texas just called up Gallo. Is he there to stay? If so, would you drop B. Hamilton or Holliday for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Hamilton, but they don’t do same thing

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I know power vs. speed…but i am tired of Hamilton, i have villar, cain, lindor…for the bags, i think i can live without Hamilton. The real question is if Gallo is there to stay because its a league with limited moves so it wouldnt makse sense to add Gallo if he gets sent back down in 2 weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be up for at least a month

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Moscowitz: suppose that means delino ain’t coming back just now (like speculated) then.

  200. William Hung says:
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    My pitching is cursed – So I decided to stream Chen tonight and lo and behold he decides he can’t throw strikes! He has walked in a run with the bases loaded. WTF! I bet you that Matt Moore is going to go 7 scoreless with 10 Ks now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  201. Swill says:
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    Drop Khris Davis for Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I was about to ask the same Q since Khris is riding my bench, but Khris is good for 25+ HRs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Swill: unless your league is some kind of pts league that GIVES credit for K%, in which case yes. or one of the old razzball leagues.

  202. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) RCL format: hold Russell or drop for Lawrie?

    2) OBP h2h format (limited season moves): hold Grandal or drop for Wieters, Ramos, Molina, Salty, Castro, Gomes

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Hold

  203. Landry says:
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    Guy I’m playing had 5 wins 2 losses gave up 7 homers, 1.02 whip, 3era last week but low strikeouts which I can easily beat him in.

    Does that mean I should sit Pom @giants vs cueto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    We all love Stanton, but, Christ, he’s been terrible lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, real miserable

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Stanton singles! Sadly, this counts as news.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Who does the mustache twitch more for? Trace Thompson or Grichuk?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: The figurative ‘stache, obviously ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trayce

  205. Reid says:
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    Which guy is a better stash for this season who can contribute the most and potentially as a keeper going forward? AJ Reed or Z Wheeler?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thanks buddy

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Oh snap! Someone dropped Buxton today. Does that change things on Reed as the #1 stash for ROS and beyond?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t understand what Buxton has to do with anything

          • Reid says:
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            @Grey: Buxton being dropped just added him to the quandary of do I add him with my final roster spot to stash and wait for his recall to impact this season and beyond as a keeper, or is Reed still the better guy to stash for this season and possibly beyond?

  206. SteveNZ says:
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    Albers. Why can’t I have anything nice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  207. joe says:
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    I picked up Gallo and now have a glut of 3B, trade Frazier for something? Who should I target? Need R/AVG, ERA/WHIP.
    Archer maybe? Kinsler?

    Team:
    C: Cervelli (Perez maybe?)
    1B: Encarnacion
    2B: Panik (Turner in the wings)
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Giancarlo, Betts, Heyward
    UTIL: Villar, Franco
    BN: Khris Davis, Drury, Gallo, Turner

    SP: Price, Salazar, Rodon, Kendricks, Stream (maybe talion)
    RP: Ramos, Colome, Madson
    DL: Iglesias, Perkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Archer plus something

  208. Votto Voom says:
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    Grey,
    4×4, 16 team league. Strong players but I am clearly the smartest and most attractive.

    Jayson Heyward is making me have not fun, Advice??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he was having wrist issues, and now his ribs are busted up, not great

      • Votto voom says:
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        @Grey: can you move on, or do you have to ride with him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t move on

  209. Funscombe says:
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    Hey grey- another fantastic write up!

    I’m currently rolling with:

    Corbin
    Ross
    Nola
    Roark
    Tomlin
    Wood
    DL: Carrasco
    Bench: Ryu

    I dropped Rodon to make room for Khris Davis, who is nice to have while J. Upton isn’t doing anything. Also I could use the pop, I dropped Billy Burns with how speed-heavy my team was while being light on power:

    Realmuto
    Abreu
    LeMahieu
    Castellanos
    Bogearts
    J. Upton
    Trout
    Polanco
    K. Davis
    Frazier (util)
    Freeman (on bench)

    Should I be looking to reacquire Rodon or Burns? If so who to drop?

    Additionally, there are some options on waivers: Calhoun, c. Santana,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  210. Funscombe says:
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    Hey grey- another fantastic write up!

    12 team h2h with regular categories plus Batting K’s, pitching losses.

    I’m currently rolling with:

    Corbin
    Ross
    Nola
    Roark
    Tomlin
    Wood
    DL: Carrasco
    Bench stash: Ryu

    I dropped Rodon to make room for Khris Davis, who is nice to have while J. Upton isn’t doing anything. Also I could use the pop, I dropped Billy Burns with how speed-heavy my team was while being light on power:

    Realmuto
    Abreu
    LeMahieu
    Castellanos
    Bogearts
    J. Upton
    Trout
    Polanco
    K. Davis
    Frazier (util)
    Freeman (on bench)

    Should I be looking to reacquire Rodon or Burns? I like them both but if so who to drop? Not sure if it’s worth losing anyone I have rostered.

    Additionally, there are some options on waivers: Calhoun, c. Santana, Revere….trea turner is available…not sure if any of those would be worth it either.

    Really Id love to trade Upton (da slump…K’s too much for a batting ko league) or Freeman (spends a lot of time on my bench) or Frazier even. Not sure if anyone will bite though.

    Finally, for relief I have Madson, Jeffress and Smith. As you noted, don’t love smith. Street is on FA list, I know he will be back soon…when would you grab him?

    Thanks for all of your great advice!

    (Lololol rainally aped)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street over Smith

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Leave Rodon, Burns, Trea Turner, etc. on FA list for now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no room

        • William Hung says:
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          @Funscombe: Are people in your league allergic to Ks and SVs? Wondering how Street and Rodon on FAs in a 12 team league

  211. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in a dynasty where i’m TEX based, hoping VERY much that gallo gets 1B, as i run fielder out there and he has both been awful and doesn’t actually play 1B, so no defensive stats. pretty much a sieve. and if beltre retires i could move franco to 3B from util, gallo gets 1B next year (if beltre retires).

    SOOOO nice lawrie is doing this on short schedule day. notice leonys is batting LEADOFF AGAINST LEFTY, even though he’s AWFUL vs lefties.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: was going to pick up cron today over leonys, but now with heyward AND upton out with short term non-DL injuries i probably gotta hold an OF for rest of week, leonys or duvall, i’ll probably 2nd guess that one day to day. that roster should have enough steals already with villar/segura/frazier/mookie.

  212. Moscowitz says:
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    Gallo, Souza, Duvall or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  213. moobs says:
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    Help me. Sitting in last.

    C- Ramos
    1B- Goldy
    2B- Carpenter
    SS- Suarez
    3B- Seager
    MI- Murphy
    CI-Hosmer
    OF1- Chris DAvis
    OF2- Marte
    OF3- Hanley
    OF4- Myers
    Util- Chris Carter
    Bench- Khris Davis, Trea Turner (stash)
    SP1- Max
    SP2- Thor
    SP3- Carrasco (DL)
    RP1- Chapman
    RP2- Rondon
    P- Colombe
    P- Dyson
    P- Matz
    P- Maeda
    P- Stephen Wright
    bench- Corbin
    DL- Carrasco (miss him…)
    DL- Boxberger
    DL- E Rodriguez
    NA- Snell

    Suggested moves? I’m short on SP Ws and QS.

    Only thought I have is move Chapman or Rondon for an arm or an OF upgrade.

    Is Rondon for Obdudel Herrera fair?

    Dyson for Gio G or Liriano or Kennedy?

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson for Gio works for me, Rondon for Odubel sounds fine… These moves aren’t going to make a big impact… Try to buy an Upton or Abreu low

  214. web says:
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    Drop Moustakus or Danny Valencia?

    Also
    Ruby or Aaron Sanchez Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Sanchez

  215. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Drop Adam Duvall or Corey Dickerson to pick up Trayce Thompson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  216. Maximumxpower says:
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    Drop Nick Castellanos for Anthony Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  217. ThE sHiT says:
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    Even though Miggy has 2 bombs today. Giving Miggy up for Rizzo is a win a redraft 12 team 6×6 losses for SP and OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  218. William Hung says:
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    Every time I think Lawrie is gone, he sucks me back in with his 2-2, HR, SB, 3 BB performance… then when I pick him up he decides to slump again! Do I need to just set it and forget it?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @William Hung:

      I dropped Schoop for Lawrie…I know exactly how you feel
      I’m gonna ride Lawrie out till there’s something clearly better on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  219. Landry says:
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    Brandon guyer thoughts

  220. Jon Doe says:
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    Grey, who would you drop first? Velasquez, T Walker, Rodon, J Ross. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  221. Gilbert says:
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    10 team 6×6 including OBP and SLG…

    OF (5 OF league): CarGon, Yelich, Pence, Valencia, Pearce, Burns, Reddick (DL), Choo (DL), D. Peralta (DL)

    The rest of my bats are pretty stacked…looks like Reddick is in the best possible situation (Tip of thumb, not joint, no surgery necessary, on track to be back in 4 weeks)…would like to deal choo, but what would be a fair return now that he is back on the DL? I’m also not sure if I should sell CarGon or just hold, Yelich’s back worries me as it hindered him last season, and then there is the question of Pence’s hamstring.

    Need another closer and could use some pitching depth. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Yelich for a decent closer

      • GreyReincarnated says:
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        @Grey: OK thanks. How do you rank Yelich, Pence, CarGon ROS on OBP and SLG league?

  222. Landry says:
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    Starting bolsinger vs reds tomorrow ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  223. GreyReincarnated says:
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    Lawrie or Schoop ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  224. JoeyRickard4Prez says:
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    E-Rod or Disco the better stash?

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      @JoeyRickard4Prez: don’t know who disco is, but probably him.

  225. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    whe hoo, duffy gardens hurrah! i had added fatt adams today for stream bat, but then forgot to get him out when he was benched. hahahah, best forgetful lack of move all year.

  226. Mo says:
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    Ozuna or Odubel ROS?

  227. Pete says:
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    how much would you bid for Gallo in a 12 team OBP and SLG league? i Have $931 remaining of $1000.

  228. goodfold2 says:
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    this better be one of those times where this shit gets corrected later, walker had gotten 1 out, and 2 guys get on by errors, and h’es allowed a single and an intentional walk, how the F does he get ANY earned runs from this, much less 4?

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      @goodfold2: yep, fixed, forgot they wait till end of inning to fix that crap, don’t know why though, as once he gets 1 out and 2 others only get on from errors there’s no state of affairs in which he ends up with any ER that inning.

  229. Johnc says:
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    With Carrasco’s return hopefully right around the corner, I am trying to package a two for one, or a three for two. To free up a spot. Our league members are fairly leery of such offers so seeking insight given my squad.

    Vogt
    Goldy, Franco, Park
    Villar, Schoop, Semien
    Betts, Marte, J Up, Polanco, Khris, Odubel
    Price, Carrasco, CMart, J Ross, Hill, Pom, Wood
    Rondon, Familia, Rodney
    One spot streaming after dumping Chen tonight, ugh.

    CMart, Polanco and Odubel have been on one owner’s list. I hate Park so looking for an upgrade at CI.

    CMart, Odubel for Votto?

    Polanco and Odubel for Donaldson?

    12 team, H2H redraft if that factors in.

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