I don’t usually mention pitchers in Coors.  Even rarer still that I mention pitchers filled with Coors.  Most pitchers with Coors are piss-poor.  That’s for every definition of Coors and pitchers.  Now, let’s look at the definition of belch.  To eject gas spasmodically, to eruct.  If erect is good, Coors definitely makes me eruct.  A pitcher that throws gas in Coors usually has spastic eructions.  Talk about slightly off sexy talk.  A phone sex operator should mess with a customer and say, “I want your spastic eruction all over me.”  “Did you just say you want me to belch on you?”  Yesterday, Tyler Anderson went 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, moving his ERA to 3.04.  His peripherals agree, he’s not getting by on smoke and mirrors like some children’s magician.  He has a 7.5 K/9, 2.0 BB/9 and a 3.41 xFIP.  Not an ace, but a safe number two, similar numbers to, say, Kyle Hendricks.  We need to put aside our aversion to Rockies pitchers and throw our hat in the ring for Merry Tyler Coors.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  I was thinking it might be a good time to take out my collectible Alfred E. Neuman kite with the giant ears–  Oh no!  Torenado!

Carlos Estevez – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 5th blown save, ERA up to 5.18.  Can’t even use ‘winning’ as a denial mechanism like his namelganger.  I believe this is the part of the program where everyone needs to pick up Adam Ottavino.

Carlos Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with ankle inflammation, and could be out a few days.  Still haven’t heard of anyone being sidelined with cankle inflammation.  You messed up, God!  Gerardo Parra (1-for-4) could have some short term value, Parra what it’s worth.

Bryce Harper – Aiming to return from his sore neck today.  He first developed the sore neck from turning his head every time someone in the stands screamed, “I wish I would’ve drafted Trout instead of you!  Or even Altuve!  Or Napoli!”

Taijuan Walker – Optioned to the minors.  You know shizz is pear-shaped when you get optioned to the minors when you have 300+ IP in the majors and there’s not even that much minor league season left.  Ah, Taijuan, I’ll leave your 2017 sleeper post in draft mode.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp, SLURP!  As iffy as Iwakuma has been this year, the Dodgers still should’ve kept him after he failed the physical this past offseason.  Couldn’t be a worst health risk than every pitcher they have.

Nick Castellanos – Out with a broken hand for six to eight weeks, but said he hopes to return in four.  He added, “It hurts like crazy, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  If he pitches 49 more innings this year and keeps his ERA around where it is, he could win the ERA title in the AL.  Yup.

Yulieski Gurriel – Was promoted to Double-A and is now only one step away from the majors.  Rotoworld said of Gurriel, “This could be a star in the making.”  Rotoworld also ranked Mauer in the 1st round two years ago.  Gurriel could make an impact but he’s a Latin 32.  Not a ton of guys are ‘stars in the making’ at 32 years old without one day of MLB playing time, unless they’re played by Kevin Costner.

Jose Altuve – Sat out yesterday after appearing in 202 consecutive games.  Pfft, Cal Ripken once rubbed his unwashed jockstrap in Gregg Zaun’s face 202 straight times before lunch.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .317, and near-.400 in the last week.  Jorge Polanco isn’t the bizarro world version of Gregory Polanco.  He’s the Twins’ shortstop rookie, who is pushing Eduardo Escobar into a utility role.  Polanco hit for nine homers in Triple-A this year, has stolen 18 bags in Double-A one year and doesn’t strike out at all.  I’m not sure if he’s Erick Aybar or a rich man’s Erick Aybar, call him 5-Star, Hotel Swim-Up Bar.  Either way, that’s long-term, and, for now, he’s just a hot schmotato.

Junior Guerra – Hit the DL with a sore elbow.  His timetable for returning is unclear but I’d put it around February of next year, depending on visa issues.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .273.  Let me just run by you this theory.  The Greek God of Walks, Kevin Youkilis, sits on Mount Olympus.  Not the mountain, but a pile of Nikon-like cameras and he can egg on certain Greek players to hit better.  But only one at a time.  Now, with Castellanos out, Youuuuuuuk can spur on Sparkakis.  Actually, now that I type it out, this does seem likely.

A.J. Pierzynski – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .215.  Just think, if at your draft, you accidentally drafted in the 2nd round A.J. the Pollock rather than A.J. Pollock, you would’ve been better off.

Jim Johnson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save in the last two weeks.  You know what kind of run he’s on, right?  Jean By the Sea Go Mez!

Rob Whalen – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5,73 thru two starts.  He’s also on the Braves.  He also has a low-90s fastball, solid-enough curve but iffy command.  Bleh, real bleh and meh-bleh.

Zach Davies – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  He’s been a relatively decent streamer for the better part of the year.  Would I stream him?  Do I wear a size 17 shoe and shop at the Big & Tall store like JB?  No, I don’t.  Though, Stream-o-Nator is a bit enthused about Davies’ next start.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 11th steal in only 100 ABs.  JB and I talk about Keon on the podcast that’s coming later today.  I mean, of course we do, he’s a Brewer.  You heard of MILFs?  JB has BILFs.

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  We’re gonna look back in four years and wonder how Urias could have that bad of an ERA, and also wonder why President Trump is asking Mexicans to wear patches in the shape of a taco.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4 and his 20th and 21st homer.  If Correa was a first rounder this year, Seager can’t be much further back than the 2nd round next year, can he?

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .235.  He’s having the most d’Arnaud year since what I imagined d’Arnaud would be doing in my brain.

Cody Reed – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.36.  Next year, I’m going to say something like this, “Cody Reed is ranked 90th overall for starters, and I’d draft him.  Yes, there’s a ton of pitching.”  February Grey is so predictable.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-4 and two steals (44, 45), hitting .255.  As the kids say, Hamilton is woke.  And by that I mean, he was Rip Van Winkle’ing for 2015 and now he’s no longer asleep.

Tony Cingrani – 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.91.  He has 13 saves on the year, was it worth it?  Funny (not funny) how Johnson gets seven lowly Braves saves in two weeks and Cingrani gets only 13 all year.  Guess that’s why they say saves ain’t got no face.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  Because there was a short schedule day, I’m mentioning Wacha (hey, Tyler Duffey didn’t even get a mention, so there’s that).  Wacha shouldn’t get a mention because he’s been more or less more and more of less and less.  Of course, with his subpar year, he’s still owned in 75% of ESPN leagues.  Maybe I’m giving Joe and Jane Random ESPN Player too much credit, but I have a feeling that ESPN never really updates their ownership numbers.

Ichiro Suzuki – 0-for-1 as he entered the game as a pinch hitter.  I mentioned this in the comments yesterday, but it still boggles my mind.  The Marlins, on the last day of a road trip, send Ichiro out to get his 3,000th hit, after they’ve been promoting Ichiro breaking 3,000 hits for the last two months.  They couldn’t wait one more game until they were back in Florida?  Then, when they are back, they don’t even start him.  Ichiro deserved better than Mattingly and the Marlins.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Almost two months to the day after he won Prom King!

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.93 vs. Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  This matchup was billed as Jo-Fer vs. Jo-Cue, a guaranteed pitcher’s duel that will likely be over in just over two hours.  That’s two hours past both pitchers being out of the game.

Brandon Crawford – 7-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal.  He entered the game 2,384 hits behind Ichiro, but he gave it the ol’ college try.

Denard Span – 3-for-7, 3 runs and his 12th steal.  I don’t need steals at all in one league, so I dropped Span, but as I was doing it, I knew it was going to haunt me because he’s hitting near-.350 in the last week.

Manny Machado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, and 4th in two days.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, Machado is on one.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  I see his K/9 — 8.7 — and his walk rate — 2.2 — and I’m like, “Nice, he finally broke out,” then I see his ERA and I’m like, “Find and replace 2016 with 2017 and republish his sleeper post from last year.”

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Feeling a bit desperate for streamers yesterday, I almost went with Graveman, but it felt like it was writing its own obituary for my fantasy team.

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .270.  Yawn.  2015 called and said they want their Vogt back.

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He hit over .300 in April, June and August, but .200 in May and .196 in July.  Too bad there’s no games for the Rays in October, December and February.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .260 as he remains blistering hot, but not blistering like Rich Hill and his forget-me-never blister.

Kevin Pillar – Out with a sprained thumb.  Melvin Upton (1-for-4) and Darrell Ceciliani (0-for-3) moved into the lineup.  One guy was a top 20 outfielder prior to his trade to the Jays and one guy appears to be a career minor leaguer.  Would it surprise you if Upton was the one of the two batting lower in the order and 8th?  It’s almost like you need to fail an IQ test to manage a major league team.

Devon Travis – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .304.  To continue the above point further — or farther if you have a weird fetish with girls farting — Bautista spent how long in the leadoff slot hitting around .230?  I mentioned yesterday Travis is hot.  Today, I say, pick him up already.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .265.  Edwin gets no respect when people talk about potential AL MVP.  People say Mookie, Altuve, even his teammate, Donaldson.  Someone says what about the year Edwin is enjoying and they say, “Is he drinking wine?”  *pulls on collar*  I’ll tell ya, no respect.

R.A. Dickey – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.61 vs. Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA 3.82.  Every attendee of the Dickey/Odorizzi game received complimentary fromunda cheese.

 
  1. Eric says:
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    C none SP Kluber RP Jansen
    1B Rizzo SP Duffy RP Britton
    2B H Perez SP Hendricks RP Miller
    SS Villar SP Bundy RP E Diaz
    3B Lamb SP Musgrave RP Herrera
    OF Tomas RP T Watson
    OF Dickerson
    OF Polanco
    U Naquin
    U Jankowski

    1. Offered Scherzer, J Ramirez, Hayward for K Hendricks, Diaz, Villaar

    2 Drop any players for Free Agents: B Philips, Prado, Solarte, – C Mart, Skaggs J Guasman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: 1. Works for me 2. C-Mart should be owned… Lose Musgrove or Bundy depending on their upcoming schedules

  2. Eric says:
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    C None Sorry: Reformatted
    1B Rizzo
    2B H Perez
    SS Villar
    3B Lamb
    OF Tomas
    OF Dickerson
    OF Polanco
    U Naquin
    U Jankowski
    SP Kluber
    SP Duffy
    SP Hendricks
    SP Bundy
    SP Musgrave
    RP Jansen
    RP Britten
    RP Miller
    RP Herrera
    RP E Diaz
    RP T Watson

    1. Offered Scherzer, J Ramirez, Hayward for K Hendricks, Diaz, Villaar

    2 Pick up FAs Free Agents? Zunino, Prado, Solarte – C Mart, Skaggs J Guasman

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Eric: I probably wouldn’t do that trade.

      Do you not have any bench spots? I don’t see any guys I would drop for the ones you mention. Seems like you can probably stream the Musgrove slot. Also, you have a ton of closers, so might be worth trying to consolidate those guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: See above

  3. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey – hahaha on Gurriel/Costner…. blogging goodness there!!!

    Talk about getting some serious counting stats the last two days, never had that many SB’s in such a short amount of time…RIDICULOUS!!!
    Machado – 4R 4HR 9RBI
    Viller – 3R 1HR 1RBI 4SB
    Hamilton – 3R 6SB

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Count de Monetball: my h2h opponent last week had Machado, Sano, and Hamilton. Let’s just say things changed in our matchup on Sunday…ugh

  4. Steeve says:
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    Gurriel projection ROS?
    And projection in 2017?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Steeve: Disappoints; 244

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steeve: If he comes up with 6 weeks left, at best he hits 7 HRs and .340… He looks like a 17 HR, .275 guy

  5. BreadnButter says:
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    Odubal Herrera or Choo?

  6. mvplatter says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop either Snell or Taillon for Bundy?

  7. Tony C says:
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    Grey thanks for your great baseball insights! 12 team H2H I have Baez and Hernan Perez at 2b and 3b. Drop either one for N.Walker, Tomas, B.Phillips, J. Polanco, C.Hernandez or P.Alvarez?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Tony C: I think the Orioles are facing several lefties this week, so probably not the time to add Alvarez.

      I’d probably drop Baez for Tomas.

      • Scott says:
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        @FKA Ralph: Righty today, Lefty tomorrow, Righty Thursday, TBD Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Tomas over Baez

  8. Control Towers says:
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    Got Shoe and Matz as 5/6, Anderson available on the wire – add him for Matz? Gausman, Straily, Maneae, Davies all available too. What do ya think wise one?

    Thanks and as always great job.

    • Control Towers says:
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      Pomeranz available as well – Thanks!
      @Control Towers:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Control Towers: These are streamers… Anderson over Matz if can’t stream

  9. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves

    1) best DL stash

    Hitters: Pollock
    Pitchers: Vizcaino, Rosenthal, Street, Wheeler, Nola, Ryu

    2) Sal Perez or Grandal ROS?

    3) Who do I sit: Sano v Fiers, Franco @ Maeda, JUp @ LaBlanc

    Thanks!

  10. Clint says:
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    Which 2 would you DL stash in a Roto keeper: Story, McCuller, and/or Harvey?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Clint: Story and Harvey

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Clint: Harvey, Story

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Starvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Story, McCullers

  11. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: After the closepocolypse, my H2H team raked in the new closers and now my staff is:

    SPs- Roark, Cole, Hendricks, Shoemaker, Duffy
    RPs- Diaz, Colome, Bedrosian, Thornburg, Kintzler, Mauerer, Watson

    I want to pick up Ottavino, but I don’t know who to drop. My lone bench bat is Schoop right now since he’s been slumping a little bit and I have Trea Turner at 2B… Do I swap Mauerer for Ottavino or do I lose the bench bat?

    • William Hung says:
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      Moot point – Estevez owner just picked up Ottavino

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: Sounds like Ramos is hitting the DL, so same question for Rodney – do I pick him up and drop either Mauerer or Schoop (my lone bench bat)? Or hold? The reason I’m picking on Schoop a little bit is cause my entire lineup has been slumping (only 7 HRs last week with 28 RBIs) and been losing most offensive cats since the ASB.

  12. NCPhilly says:
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    Tyler Anderson is like Chad Bettis of yesteryear, at least for fantasy purposes.

  13. DancinHomer says:
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    After the demotion to AAA, is T. Walker droppable in 12-team redraft leagues?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @DancinHomer: does your league count MiLB stats?

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @FKA Ralph:

        not yet…but i can bring it up to a vote.

        In all seriousness, i wasn’t sure if there was any insight into this AAA stint; just a 1-game-get-right thing, down for the rest of the season, etc…

        we’re always stashing prospects who’ve proven nothing in the bigs, so considering Walker has actually been good at times, i didn’t know if he was worth stashing or dropping.

        Cheers

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @DancinHomer: The M’s sent him down to figure out his shizz like they did with Zunino and Aoki. They can’t afford to lose games right now. He’s safe to drop.

  14. Harold says:
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    H2h non keeper, ROS – Dahl or Lamb, position not important, just need a good hitter.

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Harold: in a league where they’re both available, esp non-keeper, I’d say there is no ROS. Lamb

  15. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    10 team head to head

    Pickup Devon Travis for Marcell Ozuna? I already have Bryant, Harper, Napoli, Hamilton in OF and current 2B is Odor.

    I could also drop Cody Allen or AJ Ramos. I have Chapman, Jansen, Betances, Miller, and Watson.

    Should I scoop him up or let him go? And drop who?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mr. Sweat Necklace: Why do you need Travis if you have Odor

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Fair question, I know a guy who covets him and I think ROS Travis might be an equal. Disagree? Also, who’s better ROS, Ozuna or Travis?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Mr. Sweat Necklace: Looks like Ramos to DL and scoop Travis for an audition.

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Grey: Alright…Ottavino instead of Travis.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Never a mistake to pick up travis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vin! I’m coming to your post now to check it out… Better be some Grey praises in there!

  16. Goldie showers says:
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    Any dates/official number of IP that the Phillies are pulling the plug on Velasquez this year?? Any chance they pull what the jays did with Sanchez and maybe go to 6 man?

  17. eg says:
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    keon or jankowski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eg: Jank

  18. ryanoger says:
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    Trea Turner or Devon?

    thanks man…dig the write up!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @ryanoger: Trea Turner

  19. Steve says:
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    Better for saves down the stretch, Cam or Ottavino?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: or Rodney now that Ramos is on the shelf…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          np

  20. Steve D. says:
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    Debating cutting Castellanos in my 10 team (6 bench slot) redraft. He’s been slowly trending down since his ridiculous April. Should I grab a hot bat or hold?

    Pitching is a real need for me, and both Junior Guerra and Danny Salazar have been dropped and have cleared. I have Wacha I can jettsion. Which is the better bet at this point?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Steve D.: salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: None of them are a good bet… Cut Castellanos he’s out for 6-8 weeks

  21. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Nobody puts Yelich in the corner!

  22. G says:
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    Drop Gausman for Straley?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @G: not in a million years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Depends on matchups, Straily has been better

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Straily is the worst and I refuse to look at his stats. Unfounded, persistent hatred FTW!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I appreciate hate filled tirades as much as the next white man, but Straily hasn’t been awful

  23. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Ottavino or Tyler Thornberg ROS? Rockies are in a Wildcard race and I think he’ll get more save opportunities…but he pitches in Coors.

    Do you agree with [email protected]’s rank of Harper at 45 in his top 100 post, or Rudy’s bot saying Harper is #2 ROS? I’ve still got time in my most important league to trade, but I’d need to start making a move immediately.

    Thanks in advance brother!

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Many, many thanks. Going for the 3-peat this year. Prayer Octagons all around Harper’s stiff neck!

  24. Slowmez says:
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    Swap one of Madson, Thornburg, Giles, J Johnson for Ottavino?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Slowmez: Johnson

  25. job3rd says:
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    Hmmm. Now if I only knew where to get some Fromunda cheese?!?!

  26. Fungazi says:
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    Devon Travis 119 career games projects to around 100-25-90-8-.300

    Do you think his 2017 line looks like that if he stays healthy?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Fungazi: Less HRs more steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: He’s a 15-17 HR, 12-15 SB guy, runs and RBIs depend on lineup placement, but no one hitting leadoff gets 90 RBIs

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like a hot schmotato at times rather than an option at 2B then

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  27. AJ says:
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    Hey Grey would u look to trade Stanton before trade deadline or hold in hopes he gets hot for playoffs, h2h redraft. Current OF Starling Marte/Cargo/Braun/Jacoby/Justin Up/Benintendi. May target an Ace..Thanks!!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @AJ: Depends who you are getting.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @AJ: I wouldn’t trade him for a pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Agree with F

  28. Kas says:
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    Grey, if you had to drop one player who would it be?

    Benintendi
    Soler
    Kemp

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Kas: Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Soler

  29. Scott says:
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    You know, for all the fun we poke at JB, I sure have a lot of Brewers on my teams.
    Scooter
    Braun
    Hernan
    and now Keon Broxton and Jorge Polanco

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott: Polanco is a Twin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Martin Maldonado

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Is that in your 2-catcher NL-only league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I was just naming BILFs

          • Pu$$y Control says:
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            @Grey: Marry, F*ck, Kill- Villar, Braun, Hernan

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hernan is a hot schmotato and the other guys are top 50 players

  30. Scott says:
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    Start Koehler vs. SF today?

    Kuhl vs. SD?

    V2 @ LAD?

  31. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats

    I’m currently in 3rd place and have a great team (below). McCutchin is having a terrible year and has pretty much been riding my bench. I had a team come to me saying that I can essentially have anyone (and as many guys) off his roster for McCutch, Arrieta & Bregman. This guys doesn’t have much but I’m thinking I’m going to throw him this trade:

    MY: McCutch, Bregman, HanRam, V.Velasquez, Berrios & Salazar for
    HIS: Odor, J.Bruce, Porcello, Verlander, D.Robertson & Davies

    I will also be receiving his first and third round pick for next year.
    Here’s my thinking: McCutch has been awful and it is probably a write off year. Yes I assume he will bounce back next year but maybe not to what hes worth. My pitching is stacked with great guys so I can afford to lose Arrieta. My league is pitcher heavy but with the pitchers I give away compared to what I will get back, I will then dominate certain categories (K’s, QS, etc). From those guys I wouldn’t keep Bregman, Hanram, Berrios or Velasquez so they are more dumpers (as we only keep 12). Some other guys on his squad: McCann, J. Turner, Trea Truner, Dahl, MCCarthy, Jon Gray, S. Wright

    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – J.T. Realmuto
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Jonathon Schoop
    CI – Nolan arenado
    LF – Mark Trumbo
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Ryan Braun
    Util- Hanley Ramirez
    BN – Alex Bregman
    BN – Andrew McCutchen

    Sp – Madison Bumgarner
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP –
    Rp – Britton
    P- Chris Sale
    P – M. Tanaka
    BN – Vince Velasquez
    BN – Tanner Roark
    BN – Tyler Skaggs
    BN – Dylan Bundy
    BN – Jose Berrios
    DL – Danny Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Not good

  32. Jon A says:
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    Ottovino or Bedrosian for saves and peripheral stats

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Jon A: Bedrosian

      • Jon A says:
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        @Slimcompoop:

        or now Rodney with Ramos on DL

  33. Oppo Taco says:
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    Thoughts on Jake Lamb or Evan Longoria in a 12 team keeper? Longoria seems fringe-y still but Lamb is raking and only 25. We keep 8
    c – castillo
    1b- rizzo
    2b – kipnis
    3b – longo
    ss – Seager
    Of – Bautista, Cutch, J Upton
    Util – Goldy
    util – Lamb
    bench – Conforto, Moncada, Judge, Pedroia
    SP – Bumgarner, Cole, F Her, Velasquez, Matz, Taillon, Mccarthy, J Ross
    RP – Osuna, Gomez

    What 8 do you like as prelim keepers for next season. THanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Rizzo, Seager, Goldy, Lamb, Bautista, Bumgarner, Cole, and probably McCutchen. I like Moncado though if your okay with taking a gamble.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Rizzo, Kipnis, Lamb, Seager, Goldy, Cutch, Bum and Cole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Rizzo, Seager, Goldy, Lamb, Bum, Cole, Cutch and wild card, prolly Kipnis

  34. CMUTimmah says:
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    Gausman… perplexing! I streamed on a dream last night and he took a tough luck loss. Out dueled by Graveman? That’s grave, man.

    You want me to substitute Castellanos for WHOM?!?!? Yeah, you can suck my Markakis.

    Rotoworld said Mauer was a first rounder… LOL. sadly, at one time, that was a thought.

    Brandon Phillips – a batty call that turned into a short term starter… is that in the glossary? Maybe a stage 4 clinger?
    He’s been hitting dingers and doubles on the reg (I’d say ‘like it’s his job’, but… it IS his job.) substituting that 2B/SS spot left vacant by Diaz. I dropped Trea Turner to plug in Phillips and play the steam game at the spot, and so far couldn’t be happier. Sadly, I know this is coming to an end, so I’ll have to flip ol’ man Phillips for a new lottery ticket in that spot next week… any thoughts on a low owned MIs in a points league that could bust out? PS – Trea has been picked up… best options appear to be Travis, Schimpf, Gyorko, Hardy.

    Speaking of Hardy. Remember when he hit home runs? Like 25+ every year? Are we going out on a limb in thinking PEDs??????? It’s no Brady Anderson aberration, however, it’s stunning that his power disappeared in what should have been his prime. 29-33 It’s just say I have Homer Suspicion. (if that’s not a glossary word, it should be.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Ha, yup… Not when Rotoworld was saying it though…. Streamboat…Hardy wasn’t an aberration, he was a 20-homer hitter when he was younger, he’s no longer young

  35. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Which side you like better in a Keeper League…is it close IYO ? Thx!!

    Jake Lamb (10th rd) & Syndergaard (15th)
    or
    Ian Desmond (12th) & Yelich (17th)

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Close, I like Syndergaard at 15 as the best value, with Desmond and Yelich a semi close second and third. Lamb at 10 is meh..

      Syndergaard side still though.

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Thanks boys…if you take out Lamb as a keeper for next year & deal is just
        Thor (15) for Desmond (12) & Yelich (17), do you still do the deal to get Thor ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Desmond side

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: I’d want Lamb and Thor

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks boys…if you take out Lamb as a keeper for next year & deal is just
        Thor (15) for Desmond (12) & Yelich (17), do you still do the deal to get Thor ?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JohnnyBeGood: Meh…dont like it as much …how many keepers and who would you be keeping over Lamb.

  36. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, G.
    I love Yelich, I do. And I’m grateful for the production but come on steal some bags already!!!!

  37. Brandon says:
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    I admit that I too share JB’s love of BILFs.

    Another great write-up Grey!

  38. Wilsonian says:
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    So, I have the very bleh JBJ and Ozuna on my team right now. Riding the pine erry day because neither one has done anything since the ASB. Would you drop either of them for a streamer or hot bat at this point in time?

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

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Wilsonian: I hear ya… I feel like the day I drop OZUNA is the day OZUNA wakes up.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilsonian: In an 8 teamer you can lose Ozuna for whoever is hot, im assuming there are quite a few options.

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’m debating dropping Ozuna for Devon Travis.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Do you mean that’s who he should drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d never speak ill of Travis

  39. RePete says:
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    Do you think Walker will get right and return to useful form in time for the H2H fantasy playoffs (4 weeks away)? Waiver wire is pretty thin; Miley, Foltynewicz, Boyd, Anibal… and I’m already streaming one slot and we have a 3 transaction limit per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Ugh, not easy call, if you’re safely in playoffs, I’d hold Walker for a week or two to see

  40. Fowler Power says:
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    Grey
    I am in a 12 team keeper OPS currently in second place going for a playoff run.
    I am weak on power since I lost Story.
    I was offered Story for Nelson Cruz.
    Could use the Homeruns.
    What do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fowler Power: Im assuming the team offering you Cruz is out of it so you may be able to get more from them if they are just looking to get Story for a keeper…If you think Cruz gets you a championship that’s the goal.

      • Fowler Power says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks
        This is my lineup. Would Cruz help?
        Realmuto
        Freddie Freeman,
        Jose Altuve,
        Josh Donaldson,
        Starlin Castro,
        Mike Trout
        Andrew McCutchen
        Jose Bautista
        Yasmany Tomas
        Gregory Polanco
        Orlando Arcia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He would

          • Fowler Power says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks! I got Happ in the deal too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  41. griff says:
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    Dynasty format: which SP do you like better Skaggs or Severino?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @griff: Close, i think Severino has more upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @griff: Agree with F

  42. Robert says:
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    Taillon or Conley for 10 team h2h ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Taillon for me

  43. Rondo says:
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    10-team H2H points league. Trying to sure up my roster for the start of the playoffs next week.

    1) Dahl or Kepler?
    2) Schoop or D. Travis?
    3) Segura, Nunez, Tulo – please pick 2

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rondo: 1. Kepler 2. Schoop 3. Segura/Tulo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Agree with F

  44. Slimcompoop says:
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    The Marlins totally botched the Ichiro 3000th hit. Piss poor job and you’re right, Ichiro deserved better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: How do they start him in Coors the day before they return home? How is this not a thing? (Maybe it is a thing, I haven’t researched thoughts on it)

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: I think you hit on it with the Failed IQ test.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

          • DonnieB says:
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            It’s Mattingly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s a dope

  45. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I used to party at “Latin 32” back in the seventies. Real sausage fest.

    Feel sorry for some Bryce Harper owners–but not the guy in my league who rebuffed my trade package for Harper three months ago with a “HARPER’S WORTH MORE THAN YOUR WHOLE TEAM!” It’s nice looking down on that guy in the standings.

    Someone just dropped Ian Desmond in shallow roto league. Pick him up for Khris Davis or hold?
    Also available at LF is Brad Miller, Jose Ramirez, Paulo Orlando.
    Overall production wanted, but really chasing walks and average ROS.

    Thanks a lot!

  46. Scott says:
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    Utility:
    Bregman or Reddick

  47. Scott says:
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    Benintendi or Altherr?

  48. ashtray says:
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    I’m sorry if I missed this from the past but is it safe to give up on Matz in a 12 team? He’s really only had one good month (May). The options aren’t too great:

    Straily
    Boyd
    Ervin
    Manaea
    Gausman
    Kennedy
    Pineda
    Koehler

    So Hold, pick up one of those guys, or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: I’d stream out of his spot, if that’s not possible, then I’d hold

  49. MP says:
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    I need a C and a SP after a big trade for Frazier – who would you go with?

    C: Realmuto, Castillo, Martin, Gattis

    SP: Tillman, Eickhoff, Gausman, Straily, Santana, McCarthy

    (League is 7×7 +BB, +OPS, +L, +K/BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis….Stream on SP, if not possible, Tillman

  50. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: Alex Dickerson or Pedro Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  51. William Hung says:
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    Trade deadline in my league this weekend. I’m looking to improve my UTIL spot which is currently being held down by Gregory Polanco / Jonathan Schoop. Would you dangle Gerrit Cole for any of the following bats: J.D. Martinez, Jose Abreu, Chris Davis, JBJ or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Polanco will be what? A bench bat? Meh

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’ve been in a mini-panic mode cause my offense has been slumping… naturally, I picked up Grandal and he’s been one of my better bats for the past week.

        Polanco’s D2D has been killing me with Schoop not offering much in the way of counting stats. Rizzo hasn’t had an RBI binge in a while, Frazier is being Frazier, Bogaerts hit .143 last week, Marte has got to set some kind of record for least RBIs in the middle of the lineup, and Blackmon has been solid.

        Before last week’s win, I had dropped almost every offensive category the past month before that. The good news is that I’m still in first, but I feel like if I don’t be proactive, I’ll lose out on it. Comfort me Grey and tell me I just need to ride out this cold streak with my bats and they’ll come back even stronger… It’s been a while since I’ve seen my lineup put up 10+ HRs / 40 RBIs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just a cold streak, you’ll be all right

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: do i get a bosom embrace?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bring it in!

  52. Huddy says:
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    Great read again Grey, thanks. Received trade offers. H2H categories I’ve been in top 3 most of season.
    1. My JoFern Kimbrel for his Lindor
    2. My JoFern Bundy Giles for his EE
    3. My JoFern Kimbrel for his EE
    Would you take any of these? If so, which ones in order.
    My team
    Grandal
    Goldy
    Dozier
    K Seager
    Semien
    Springer
    JD Mart
    Duvall
    HPerez
    Franco
    Benintendi bench
    JoFern
    Kluber
    Carrasco
    Darvish
    JGray
    Bundy
    Shoemaker
    Jansen Melancon Kimbrel EDiaz Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d do 3

      • Huddy says:
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        @Grey: One more follow up, now he only wants JoFern Bundy and Kimbrel for his EE…too much? Or pull the trigger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  53. James says:
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    Start Chris Davis vs Zach Neal or Yasmany Tomas vs Matz today?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  54. joe is a popular name says:
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    stream j garcia tomorrow vs CIN (desclafani) or robbie ray @ nym (colon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  55. Scott says:
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    Choo is not playing vs a Righty today. That can’t be good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  56. dem ribbies says:
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    Chris Davis vs Neal or Chris Carter vs Jenkins? I’m embarrassed to even ask but Davis has been so bad. so so bad. even in my OPS league I wonder why I continue to own him.

    Thought I had it made w/ Harper, Cutch and Crush going into this season. Now they’re fantasy anchors. Can’t cut em cause they can hurt you, can’t play em cause they can hurt you. SMH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…

  57. Syn says:
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    Will we ever see De Leon called up to pitch? Worth dropping him for now Jamie Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Garcia

  58. Scott says:
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    Parra is batting 5th today in Coors vs a Righty.

    Drop Pham or Altherr for the batty call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  59. J-FOH says:
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    You think costner I think Tony Danza. No one would believe costner could play an island bean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And they’d believe Danza?!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: if who’s the boss taught us anything it’s that Danza is not white.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not Puerto Rican, Danza’s a piasan!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: people don’t see that. He’s looks more paisa than paisan..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, taking Danza from us WOPs is a low blow

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: well the wasp’s think otherwise.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Judith Light would never say that

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: she loved the brown banana.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Vincent Gallo movie?

                • CMUTimmah says:
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                  @J-FOH: AY OH! OH AY! YOU WATCH IT!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @CMUTimmah: this friggin guy over here

  60. Saginaw Squat Cobblers says:
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    SON-bot has a stiffy for all of these.

    J Gray @ Phi
    Manaea v Sea
    Cashner v ChW
    T Anderson @ Phi
    McCarthy v Pitt
    Davies v Cin
    Eickhoff v Col
    Severino v TB
    Smyly v SD
    Snell v SD
    E Santana @ Atl

    Please pick 3 to keep and one to avoid, O Greyt FML, don’t abbreviate!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Smyly…Gray… Eickhoff

  61. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Things I learned this year:

    1. I am drafting Altuve next year, I’ve been size-ist.

    2. Trevor Story and Ian Desmond ruined 2016.

    3. There is no C.

    4. See 2, but in reverse for Delino.

    I thought by lucking into Arenado and Giancarlo in a 15 team NFBC I would be set with hitting, now I need a big finish to climb outta 4th.

    Please send some fantasy juju my way FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My juju is your juju

  62. Alex says:
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    You like Bregman over Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  63. the tone ranger says:
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    grey, what do you think lamb and desclafani are?
    lamb as a 25/100 .280 guy each year?
    declafani 3.25era/1.20 whip?

    trying to gauge what I should pay for these guys in a dynasty league. thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way on DeSclafani, Lamb looks about right

  64. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Benintendndei or Belt?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Benintendi but only because he looks like a dreamy Vinny Chase.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: Would advice Hernan over Benintendi for the next couple of weeks for a playoff push? I need sb and ave and runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Hernan if I needed SBs and runs

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: He does look like Vinny Chase though no?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who? The Jolly Brewer Giant? Or Musgrove?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Benintendi, Jesus Grey keep up!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Aw, geez!

  65. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’m shocked you’re not in love with Musgrove seems squarely in your wheelhouse. I mean he had an 8.1 split between his K/9 and Bb/9.

    Jose Abreu is once again ownable. Frazier is back to sucking wanna trade back again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How do I not love him?! You JB’ing me and putting thoughts in my medulla? Let’s trade back! Ha!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I don’t know you weren’t as complimentary as I anticipated. I’m a little upset by this. His mom and dad aren’t happy either.

        No trade backs, you passed me and this also has me a little upset. So I’m kind of a lot upset.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re little upset twice then they cancel each other out and you’re happy…You don’t know emotional mathematics?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Then why don’t I feel happy? This is all confusing

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You will, give it time

  66. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Would you start Matt Moore today at MIA vs. Koehler? SON says negatory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  67. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Think Kendrys could get hot over the final 2 months? He’s still hitting booms but otherwise has been pretty bad.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, he could

  68. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I snagged Ottavino, but I have too many closers. Diaz, Madson, Chapman, Giles and Gomez. I need to drop one or else I will have to drop one due to roster room. Who should go?

    • JimmyJackJames says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I’d probably dump Madson out of that group

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  69. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1. Among the new closer class (and meh current guys), who do you prefer among the following in a H2H league for likely “safeish” SV chances and some not terrible ratios: Watson, J Gomez, Ottavino (closer as of today), Cab B.

    2. In the same league, Hamilton, Jank, or Trea as your SB-specialist/bench bat? Would be switched off with OBP-succubus Todd Frazier based on needs/patented Fraizer hot streaks.

    3. In the same league, how long would you hold Alex Bregman as your Trevor Story SS replacement before moving on to Semien or E Suarez? Playoffs in 4-5 weeks…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gomez 2. Hamilton 3. A bit longer

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Re: Bregman, I figured I’d wait around until a week out from playoffs and see where things stand. Want to use all those valuable 5 moves / matchup on streamers during playoffs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold there

  70. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, how do you rank ottavino, rodney and barrett?

    • JimmyJackJames says:
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      @herschel: I think you have the right order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino, Rodney

  71. Orphan Black says:
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    Revisiting this one…
    Give: S Marte and Lamb
    Get: Machado

    Thoughts?

    Current Lineup:
    C- Gattis
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Segura
    3B- Arenado
    SS- Bregman
    OF- Betts, Marte, Choo
    UT- Trumbo, Lamb
    Bench- Altherr

  72. griff says:
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    Dynasty trade proposal: Micheal Fulmer, Ken Giles, and Marcell Ozuna for Mookie Betts.

    Fair, unfair?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @griff: nookie side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • griff says:
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        @Grey: what about Fulmer, devon travis, and Ozuna for betts. Would that make it fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betts

  73. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Prince’s are dropping left and right. Good move Rangers, Ian Kinsler sends his regards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did something happen to your penis earring?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Nah Fielder retired

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glad to hear your penis earring is fine

  74. J-FOH says:
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    Have you watched vice principals yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know I watch Kenny Powers, no matter what he does

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: Im a little behind on it but so far so good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ve watched Eastbound and Down, right?

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: I was Kenny fucking Powers for Halloween. Dressed like him at the dance when he took X. Season 1!

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: one more day Piss(me off)water and btw, I never clicked your link

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: Such willpower. Maybe I’ll post again tomorrow in celebration of my release from your hole. Well that doesn’t sound right at all….

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I will be happy to click your Im a cool kid link.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So awesome

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: with my build and perfectly sculpted goatee with the mullett whig I got so much love that night.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wonder if you’re remembering it how it happened

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Oh it was a sight to be seen. All the other Kenny Powers were either too skinny or too short. I brought that perfect build to the table.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, I wanna watch Eastbound again from this talk

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      when you watch him dancing just imagine me doing the exact same thing…because I did

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, would’ve loved to see that

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      I was very not sober

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d imagine

  75. J-Money says:
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    What up G!

    We starting Severino tonight in Boston?

    I have no other starters until Thursday…..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  76. herschel says:
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    Re: Prince. Pretty crazy…

    If Fielder indeed walks away, he’ll retire with 319 career homers, which is the same total as his dad, Cecil Fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw that, that is effin’ crazy

  77. Orphan Black says:
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    Revisiting this one…
    Give: S Marte and Lamb
    Get: Machado

    Thoughts?

    Current Lineup:
    C- Gattis
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Segura
    3B- Arenado
    SS- Bregman
    OF- Betts, Marte, Choo
    UT- Trumbo, Lamb
    Bench- Altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  78. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    A neck fusion for Prince. I did not know he had a neck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  79. Robert says:
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    I picked up Estevez a few days before his two day melt down. Is Ottavino a safer bet or should I leave him to destroy someone else’s playoff hopes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ottavino

  80. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Picked up Ottavino yesterday before Weiss just announced that he’s the closer now. Anyways…I have 5 closers now and need to likely drop one to activate Hill on Friday. Current staff:

    SP Archer, Duffy, Fulmer, Matz, CMart, Snell, Taillon
    RP Colome, Thornburg, Ottavino, Maurer, Johnson

    I’m thinking I see drop Johnson since he’s likely to be traded this month and lose his closing gig.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maurer

  81. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Roto – Trade deadline coming up and looking to offer 2 of my SP’s plus Bedrosian (I’m good on saves) to get Kluber. Which 2 would you offer?

    Paxton
    Bundy
    Shoemaker
    Skaggs
    Snell
    Severino
    Smyly

    **Probably won’t include Severino of Smyly in the offer because they aren’t very attractive to other teams right now, plus I think there are better days ahead for both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell and Pax, Snell and Bundy?

  82. Scott says:
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    Vogelsong did great against ATL, duh.

    But, now he’s facing SD. Also duh, right? You in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Scott: SD swings some underrated bats and they play well on the road. I would be cautious on that one.

  83. alps says:
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    so it looks like Reyes is about to be called up
    I am in a keeper league
    Would you drop Saunders for him. (He has been in a terrible slump).
    Jose Berrios or DeSclafani
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Saunders

  84. Jon A says:
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    Stream Robbie Ray @ Mets or too risky? just looking for sub 4 era and a QS, hopefully a win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  85. Orphan Black says:
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    If I give Marte and Segura (in first in Steals by 20+), who do you think I should target of this crop? Or as a fair 1 for 1 if I’m giving Marte…

    Cruz, Bautista, C Davis, K Davis, Frazier, Carpenter Cain, Yelich.

    Current lineup:
    C- Gattis
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Segura
    3B- Arenado
    SS- Bregman
    OF- Betts, Marte, Choo
    UT- Trumbo, Lamb
    Bench- Altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz or Bautista

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Finish OB?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m all caught up, I enjoyed it, but didn’t understand a good 40% of it

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Grey: HA, yea

  86. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!! Reyes!! Let’s go cards!!!
    I dropped McCarthy for him. I like to risk it for the biscuit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice biscuit!

  87. Huddy says:
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    As part of a trade I can get either CrushDavis or KhrisDavis as part of the deal. Which Davis would you want ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chris

      • Huddy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, so pulled off a trade his EE Chris Davis for my JoFern Bundy…I have Kluber Carrasco Darvish Shoe JGray Jansen Melancon Kimbrel ESiaz ..how did I do here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  88. muskysmell says:
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    This Dahl kid is somethin’ else
    Just non-stop mashing
    Hard to temper my excitement for him next year considering the Coors Field advantage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t go wrong with Coors

  89. Joeg414 says:
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    Just picked up Ottavino , but I already have Miller , Gomez, Hererra and Colome And a 9 save lead . And need offence to gain Been offered L. Martin for Ottavino . But going to try to get K. Broxton. Whata think ? 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys? Bleh… Can try to get Broxton if you need steals

  90. Paul says:
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    Is puljols for shoemaker fair, I’m looking for decent pitching in return for puljols?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Paul:

      You should be getting a better pitcher than Shoe for Pujols. Shoe is borderline streamer in my book

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

  91. John says:
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    Johnson or Octivino?

    • John says:
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      @John:

      ER, Ottavino

      • William Hung says:
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        @John: Ottavino as Johnson will most likely be part of a post-deadline waivers deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  92. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Odds Raisel Iglesias picks up a save before the season ends? Odds he becomes the closer before the season ends?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ve gotta be able to find someone in your league with a better chance than a guy on a team that’s produced 13 saves all year for their closer

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: good point… hahaha… I was thinking more hypothetically

  93. Sneaky Pete says:
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    How do you feel about Alex Reyes relative to other young pitchers like Musgrove and Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes in is bullpen

    • WestGaFresh says:
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      @Sneaky Pete: I’d like to know also. Would you rather have Reyes or Skaggs ROS? I have both on my roster, but Skaggs would be my choice to drop in order to take Reyes out of the NA spot.

  94. Jon A says:
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    how do you feel about Hellickson as a spot start @ Dodgers tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not safe

  95. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Since August 1st Ive hit a total of 6 dongs in perts. I hate my life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My hitting cooled recently too, as my pitching finally showed life

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: my streaming has been tits but the bats have been deader than my sex life

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah but your pitching’s gonna turn into tits on a bull

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: how so?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Because no one streams in perpetuity without being screwed

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: I feel ya. I’m hitting .226 since the break and in that time seen an 18 sb lead turn into me trailing by 2.

  96. DancinHomer says:
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    Would you trade Baez for either A. Miller or Betances? If so, which one?

    Currently have both Baez & Schoop as 2b eligible

    Also, Luke Weaver getting the call… worth an add in redraft leagues?

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances… Sure Weaver in some leagues

  97. Beau Hammel says:
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    Better in 2017…Matz or hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  98. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    From Cuba to LA to Iowa…HAHAHAHAHA..Looks like another big time and big bucks international bust by the Doyers..

    Dodgers president Andrew Friedman wrote in a statement that he is “disappointed” in Yasiel Puig for his actions in videos posted to Snapchat on Monday night.

    Puig and his Triple-A Oklahoma City teammates hit the town in Des Moines on a party bus after losing to Triple-A Iowa (Cubs) on Monday evening. “My team is so funny, we lose today and everybody’s happy,” Puig said the camera in one of the first videos. What followed was a string of “snaps” showing players drinking, dancing, and chanting obscenities. “We are aware of what Yasiel posted on social media last night,” reads the statement from Friedman. “And while we are disappointed in his and some of our other players’ judgement, this is a matter we will address internally.” Puig was demoted to the minors on August 2. He won’t be back in L.A. anytime soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. omar says:
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    Gotta sit Smyly against all those Blue Jay righties at the Rogers Center, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes sit

  100. Scott says:
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    Who’d you pick us ROS (in a dynasty league, but current season value more important)

    Gerardo Parra, Hyun Soo Kim, Adonis Garcia, Tom Koehler, Pat Corbin, Wade Miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  101. muskysmell says:
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    Grey, someone asked this but changed their question…so who you got, Otto or Cam?

    And you think Ramos is done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino…. Sounds done

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Gotchya, just saw Rodney is on waivers. Just gonna pick him up.

        Thanks and sorry for the cluster-f of questions.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @muskysmell:

      Oh nm…Cam is on the DL…lol, I am so behind on closer news.

      Anyhow, new question: Otto or Maurer? SAGNOF but damn, Padres suck balls.

      Oh, and you think Ramos is done?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Otto

  102. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    ottavino vs cingrani in saves only dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  103. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    LUKE WEAVER!!!!! I’m so excited I’m not wearing pants!!!! I know what I’m writing about tomorrow!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re thinking of Luke Cage

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I don’t even know who that is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whew! Neither do I!

        • muskysmell says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz:

          how you not know POWER MAN??

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @muskysmell: My parents would lock me out of the house at 10 am every summer day and wouldn’t let me back in until 6. I barely played video games until I was 17. I also never read comics.

            • muskysmell says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz:

              lol…doesn’t sound too bad of a childhood actually

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Not in RCL’s but I’d add him in anything deep or any head to head format.

  104. ebudz says:
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    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), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Hm interesting so my opponent started Chatwood vs. TEX (-21.9) and he scored 19 pts and he still has Greinke @NYN (16.4) to go. I’m down by 16 pts now so should I use one of my extra starts on Leake vs. CIN (10.6) tonight or is it not worth it? Basically how likely is he to score positive points tonight because his last game @CIN he scored -9!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Leake tonight

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay sounds good!

        Also if you could only pick ONE of these two, who’d you start on Friday in this same points league?

        Manaea vs. SEA (7.8)
        Cashner vs. CHA (6.3)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Manaea

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  105. muskysmell says:
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    Damn Logan Forsythe! Get it boy!!!

    Love it when your scrubs come through, like icing on the cake baby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  106. muskysmell says:
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    I’m just still not a believer in Rick Porcello man….
    Even that 3.43 looks unsustainable lol… He’s gonna be so over-hyped next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he’s overhyped…Maybe slightly drafted

  107. ganggreenn says:
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    What should I do with bedrosian on the dl. Street will be closing again right? Should I pick up knebel nick vincent or butcher? Or just go offense with a second catcher or something stupid that helps a little. Im in first with a ten point lead a couple trades just went through and I need to make sure I stay in first

    • ganggreenn says:
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      @ganggreenn: or rodney too so is Doolittle

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rodney is the closer

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @ganggreenn: I can drop schwarber as a five dollar keep and put bedrosian in the d.L spot. Im not keeping schwarber I dont think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bedrosian is not worth anything, Schwarber might be worth $5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what these RPs will do for you

  108. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey can you ask your February self if he would prefer Alex Reyes or Matz as a keeper ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz prolly, but depends if he has elbow surgery on his spurs

  109. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Going for it all in a 10 team h2h std league. 5 keepers. My Correa for Papi and Chapman? Machado slides to SS, Lamb to 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

  110. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Kazmir vs Phil tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  111. Frank Dux says:
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    If I moved Springer to acquire some pitching and hitting, does Dahl, Kepler, or Benintendi (currently have all of them) even come close as a replacement for this year and as a keeper for next year? If I could land Moncada as well, would that help? H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Springer is a top 20 player right now, those guys might be one day

  112. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Welcome back Brocktune!

    2. Grey and anyone else who cares to chime in, please rank the following starts:

    Taillon $21 vs. SD Friedrich
    Bundy $2 @ SF Cain
    JGray $21 @ Phi (Thompson)
    Roark $3 vs. Atl (Whalen)

    3. Grandal has been the business.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brocktune!

      I’d go Roark, Taillon, Bundy 3. Straight bidness!

  113. ashtray says:
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    With that Polanco dinger tonight it’s safe to assume he’ll be out of the lineup tomorrow, right?

  114. Bye Felica says:
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    Would you drop JBJ for Gurriel or nah?

  115. Scott says:
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    Koehler continues to roll!

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