Felix Hernandez went 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners with 8 Ks, but wasn’t the best pitcher in yesterday’s gaymey.  Damn!  I wrote the preceding sentence in drool hanging from my mouth while looking at Chris Archer‘s stats, and got to the very end before my drool failed me, sorta like Boxberger failed the Rays.  This post will be one part fawning over Archer, two parts awe and three parts peyote.  Speaking of peyote, why are there jam bands, but not jelly bands?  I put on 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Garfunkel’s old partner and fell asleep.  When I woke, I started singing, “Chris, there is something you can do to make me smile again.  I said I appreciate that and would you please explain the fifty ways you can fix my ratios.  You just throw a backdoor curve, swerve!   Make a new game plan, man!  You don’t need to be coy, 12 Ks — oh, boy!  Just get yourself free to pitch every fifth day!  Hop on the Nats bus and explain it to Effin Strasburg!  You don’t need to discuss much because you are so clutch!  Just drop off the key and stay with me!  There’s fifty ways I can leave my Cougar!”  Yesterday, Archer’s line was 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 12 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.12.  Fancy area code you got there!  The crazy thing is his K-rate is 10.9, walk rate is 2.7 and xFIP is 2.59, which means he’s as good as he seems.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 3 ER.  We’ve got a closer competition, y’all!  Jake McGee’s looked about as pretty as Willie McGee, but Boxberger has been no Happy Meal, either.  I’d own both, if I had room, but I’d likely bench them to see how it plays out over the next few days.  More than likely, McGee grabs hold of the job.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  36 homers seems about right to expect from him, so, yeah, you’re halfway there, and more than half of the games still to play.  You do the math!  Seven?  What is that the answer to?  What math are you doing?

Eduardo Rodriguez – Called up by the Red Sox to spot start, and rumored taking Kelly’s rotation spot (though he could replace any of the Sox starters).  I searched for Rodriguez on my waiver wire, stared at his name for about five minutes, then shut that browser window without making the move.  I like my spleen and don’t want to get roofied.  With that said (reversal time!), his minor league numbers are terrific.  Like that ice cold Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold, that mallow in your marsh.  In Triple-A, 8.2 K/9, 1.30 BB/9, a 2.39 FIP and he hits 94 MPH with his fastball and throws a hard change and slider.  Hayzeus Cristo, that’s lovely.  But AL East, Fenway, rookie lumps, and I’d only grab him in deep leagues if he starts up.

Rusney Castillo – Day-to-day with a sore shoulder.  Why do I get the feeling that he’s not only like Victorino when it comes to stats, but also when it comes to injuries?

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (6, 7).  If might were height, Pedroia would be a power forward in the NBA.

Phil Hughes – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.59.  Well, I’ve seen enough, have you?  Yeah, I figured.  We gave him a chance to right himself and he looks like a streamer, so let’s treat him like that.  The Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, so I’d drop him in most mixed leagues.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Partially to blame for Rosario looking good is the Red Sox pitching.  He’s not much more than maybe the faintest of hot schmotatoes.

Brad Hand – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  You know who’s Hand’s biggest cheerleader?  Jim Abbott.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  All Yelich owners should thank the mad rush to drop Yelich in all leagues that started around Thursday of last week.  Too bad if you weren’t able to buy him low before yesterday.  I’m guessing savvy owners aren’t selling anymore.  But that’s why I play in leagues I find on Craigslist titled, “Savvy fantasy owners need not apply!”

Justin Bour – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .368.  As I’ve said previously, “He’s just a poor man’s Loney.  I will call him Baloney.” And that’s me quoting me!  Then frequent commenter, Awesome Auger, added in the comments, “A poor man’s Loney sounds terribly *pinkie to mouth* Bouring.”

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4 and his 19th steal, hitting .376.  What’s Happening, Dee’s got more spunk than Semien!

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4 and his 1st steal.  Siri, make a note to self, “Start guys for steals against Chris Stewart.”  “Okay, Grey searching for disguises that resemble Kristen Stewart.”

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  I feel blessed to emerge from the Starterpocalypse with a 3.13 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in the RCL.  Cole was my spirit animal making it through the roughest of stretches.  Chris Archer and Carrasco didn’t hurt.  Yes, I have three starters.  When the Starterpocalypse started, I had six.  *dirge plays, pours out a bit of my cantaloupe, rose water juice that I bought from a Pressed Juicery*

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal, which is his 3rd steal this month.  That’s pretty close to his pace when healthy, so maybe there’s more hope from him than for the Reek/Ramsay storyline on Game of Thrones.

Kirk NieuwenhuisAngels acquired him for cash.  Razzball exclusive!  This was overheard outside of The Sciosciapath’s office yesterday.  He was on the phone with Arte Moreno.  “I know Cron was demoted, but he’s creeping up our depth charts.  No, I don’t want to trade him.  I want to bury him!  Why?  Because I have Crohn’s Disease and terrible gas and he reminds of that.  I’m kidding, I have no reason!”

Matt Joyce – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .177.  I could be remembering this wrong, but doesn’t it feel like there’s more sub-.200 hitters now than any other time in the history of baseball?  Like every team has at least two in their lineup.

Will Middlebrooks – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  This was his 2nd homer this week and he’s hitting near-.300 in that time, which is very good for him.  He’s not the 2nd coming of Jesus Felipe Manny Moises Christ Alou, but there could be something here.

Alfredo Simon – Left the club on bereavement leave.  There’s a 50% chance he’s implicated in the bereavement.

Justin Verlander – Will make a rehab start on Sunday.  I’m sure Kate Upton will be in Toledo to cheer him on.

Colby Lewis – 2 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  Don’t worry about him, Colby is a Survivor.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he pinch-hit in the ninth.  Not sure why it’s so difficult for major league managers to fill out a lineup card, but Tommy Field (0-for-3, 2 Ks, hitting .195) at 2nd base and Delino DeShields (0-for-4) in center with Leonys on the bench doesn’t make sense in any definition of the word sense.  I went to the Oxford English Dictionary and double checked.  Martin plays center, Delino at 2nd and that’s it.  No more.  Fin.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  His ERA will likely fall to about 3.75 by June 15th…Then up to 3.90…Then back to 3.65…Then up–Okay, you get the picture.  Carrasco is still much better than he’s shown in the ERA department.  Between him and Salazar, they could both be sub-3 ERA pitchers for the next two months.  Grey’s Mr. Lover Lover for both of them.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Oye como yay!

Lonnie Chisenhall – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Member the big season he had last year?  Okay, relatively big for him.  Guess how many homers he had last year.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *twiddles thumbs, scratches arm, flips on the TV, falls asleep*  Lonnie went gonnie only 13 times last year.  Surprisingly low, right?  What’s that you say?  Surprisingly uninteresting?  Okay, screw you.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .342.  By the power of matzo meal, schmaltz and carrots, I give you KIPNIS!

Nick Swisher – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .243.  This was Sideburnsie’s 2nd homer this week and he’s done a whole lot of nothing else.  If you’re looking for an HBI, try it.  That’s a hot bat injection, not hot beef injection.

Michael Bourn – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs (13 on the year) and his 4th steal.  From frequent commenter GhostTown Steve, “Amazing(ly sad) factoid:  Michael Bourn now has as many RBIs as Robbie Cano.”  I told you not to draft Cano in the preseason, did you listen?  Not to answer, but to weep.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  This one came in the ninth off a suddenly struggling, David Robertson (4 ER in last two appearances).  Josh asked that Robertson call him, Josh Donalddaddy.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-5.  I’m happy to report I’ve made my first trade of the season.  Well, I’ll let you know how happy I am in about three months.  I traded Bautista for Strasburg, because I’m a glutton for punishment, apparently.  As I’ve been saying, Bautista isn’t making it through the season with that shoulder, and Strasburg, well, he can’t be worse.  Wow, just jinxed myself there.  Can we now form a prayer hexagon for Strasburg?

Chris Colabello – 3-for-5, hitting .386.  May the Gods of BABIP bless everyone once as they’ve blessed Colabello the last two weeks.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, with this game coming in Toronto, ERA down to 3.84.  Ks still seem to missing in large quantities from Alphabet Soup’s repertoire, but he’s looked a hell of a lot better recently.  Halleluzija!

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .284.  Get hot you sumsabeach!

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Speaking of hot (was I?  I’m daffy, y’all!), I grabbed Eaton when Wil Myers went down, and have been riding him since, and now that I look at his last seven games played, well, I feel he’s about to get hot, soon, maybe.

J.B. Shuck – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, and multiple hits in back-to-back days.  Going for him:  A) If Avisail misses significant time, Shuck will start.  B) The Sciosciapath never played Shuck, which means he’s a future All-Star.  C) There’s no C.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Michael Pineda – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  Glad to see Pineda right the ship.  Why am I suddenly dreaming of piña coladas on an ocean liner?

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  98 more homers to go before the most awkward news conference ever!

Brian McCann – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, hitting .239.  Member how smart you felt when you drafted him?  Fun stuff, catchers.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, hitting near-.375 in the last week, and still hot schmotatoing.  Get ’em while they’re hot!

Mike Fiers – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Ryan Vogelsong 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Throwing out the first pitch for the Fiers/Vogelsong matchup was 1985-ish Billy Joel after opening with his mashup, “We Didn’t Start The Vogelsong, But We Did Start The Fiers.”

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week with this one dong.  Ah!  What’s that doing here?!

Noah Syndergaard – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, and he pitchslapped the opposing pitcher.  Yeah, I was incorrect on what I saw in Syndergaard’s first start, but I’m going to say that was nerves…His, not mine.  Granted, yesterday was vs. the Phils, but he used all his pitches as they were intended, and I was highly impressed like Johannes Gutenberg’s punny neighbors.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two homers (7, 8).  Noooooooooo!  Now Wilmer is no longer the Mets home run leader.  As Francoeur would say, c’est la vie.

Michael Cuddyer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Now has two homers in the last three games, hitting near-.400 in the last week, and T-minus 12 days until he’s injured.

Doug Fister – Will resume a throwing program.  I’d hate to see what else a Fister might have on his resume.

Matt Adams – Expected to miss 3-4 months, and could need surgery on his right quad.  I wouldn’t want to be that operating table!

Kolten Wong – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  Bangfizzle!

Tuffy Gosewisch – Left yesterday’s game with a knee injury.  Looked like he could miss some time.  If you own him, you’re welcome!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-2 and his 8th homer.  You know what’s weird besides your thing for feet?  If the Diamondbacks had better pitching, they’d be a pennant contender.  Maybe that’s not weird.  I don’t know, you’re the one with the labels.

Brad Ziegler – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners and the blown save, after allowing a leadoff home run to Jason Heyward (2-for-4, 5th homer) and then totally melting down.  Oh, Ziegler, you could’ve ran away with this job, got a $25 million two-year contract to be the Marlins closer next year and got featured on Cribs.  They don’t feature middle men on Cribs, Ziegler.  They don’t.  Incredibly, Addison Reed could see saves again soon here, but I think Ziegler is still the man, if tenuously.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.51.  So8 much better than Mad Max, the movie.  If you heard this week’s podcast, I left my bubble to see a movie, and possibly get a cold, and went to see Mad Max.  About half through the movie I was exhausted from the fighting and wanted to take a nap.  Also, I understood one word in the entire movie, an extended grunt.  Tom Hardy is my man crush too!  Sigh.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer.  His HR/FB% was 35.4% coming into the game.  In the history of baseball, only one hitter ever had a HR/FB% higher.  Ryan Howard in 2006 at 39.5%.  At some point, Harper’s not going to hit five homers for every 15 fly balls.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  All aboard, next stop on the Lester-train, a sub-3 ERA.

Scott Kazmir – Left with shoulder tightness.  Buh-buh-buh-buh-but he’s supposed to be good for ten more starts!  Sad 1800’s medical practitioner’s trombone.  I’m sure we’ll get more info, but this is likely the end of Kazmir for a few months.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The Yo form of enis!

Chris Johnson – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the DL.  His claim to fame prior is that his name sounds like an old man in the middle of the night, trying to pee.

Juan Uribe – 0-for-3 as he got the start on his new team, and guess who was starting at 3rd for the Dodgers.  A guy I like to call Not Guerrero.  Alex Guerrero did play though in left and went 1-for-4 with his 9th homer.  Mattingly tried to overturn the home run, but was told he couldn’t since it was for his team.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks in not the easiest of matchups in Dodger Stadium.  Has now lowered his ERA from 4.32 in the beginning of May almost a full run to 3.57.  His peripherals are still lacking, but his velocity is there and the rest looks like it’s coming.  Good for Wood.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Yay, I shamed him into doing something!  Okay, don’t stop now, Aoki is still getting multiple hits every day.

Alejandro De Aza – Was designated for assignment.  On De Aza’s way out of town, to rub salt in his wounds, the O’s threw him a parade.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Yeah, you should grab him for your MI.  No, it can’t be worse than that other schmohawk you have.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers, hitting .216.  Well, lookie lookie what this cat dragged in with his strikeouts.

Jimmy Paredes – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  If you would’ve said to me three weeks ago, Paredes is in the running for pickup of the year, I would’ve said no way.  Even if you just stepped out of a DeLorean.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  Four earned in seven innings seems exactly what to expect from Ubaldo.  Or if Potsie’s reading, exactubaldo!

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  His K-rate has taken a real slide this year.  No pun, but I am noting it.  It could be from his velocity loss, but it’s not that McHugh of a drop for him to lose two Ks off his K-rate from last year.  I’m flummoxed, y’all!  He should be better than he’s been, but I’m not confident in that right now.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .218.  Not bad for someone who was eating cheese off of discarded pizza boxes a few short years ago.  Mmm, cheese.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You know what I’m having for dinner tonight?  Arenados of beef.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, but was caught stealing.  Only Blackmon wasn’t actually stealing.  Total racial profiling!

Ben Paulsen – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  It’s funny (not funny) how some managers suddenly get excited about a player.  Well, right now, Weiss is caca-cuckoo for Paulsen, and he’s hitting ,353.  I could see a hot schmotato here until Morneau returns, which may not be for a while, or tomorrow.  No one knows how concussions work; I watched a documentary on it.

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .250.  If you had drafted Barnhart where you took Mesoraco, it would’ve made more sense in hindsight.  Fun fact!  Tucker Barnhart and Burke Badenhop like to square dance at a barn hop.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 18th steal.  Since he’s dirt cheap right now, Hamilton feels like a solid buy low.  There’s no way the Reds continue to hit Schumaker or the suddenly ice-cold Cozart leadoff for much longer.

Johnny Cueto – Aiming to start on Sunday.  Speaking of aiming, I just thought of a breakthrough invention.  You know how urinals now have that painted-on fly to help guys aim, and that has helped keep bathrooms 85% cleaner (someone actually did the research — ew!).  My idea is a fly on a catcher’s mitt.  Bam!  Edinson Volquez, you’re having problems with control?  Fly on the mitt!  Trevor Bauer’s lost his control?  Fly…mitt!  Get Greg Maddux to endorse it and watch for me on next season’s Shark Tank!

 
  1. A-Ram Baller says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Heyward? Daily 12 team H2H. 3 OF spots 1 Utl. My OFs are

    Upton
    Fowler
    Pollock
    Gose
    Zobrist
    Heyward
    Puig

    If not Heyward who should I drop?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: i like how you wait till he’s had 3 homers in last 10 games to want to drop him. hehe. Also, you might want to mention who you are dropping him for. heyward’s on pace for a 20/20 year, with awful triple slash so far. if his hitting gets better (and it can’t really get worse) those will only go up.

  2. Brian says:
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    In an NL Only League I was just offered Craig Kimbrel for Jung Ho Kang ($5 keeper) and Alex Guerrero (also a $5 keeper). I should have already clicked accept on this, right?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Brian: might want to mention kimbrel’s price in a situation like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: If you need a closer, sure

  3. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Bit of a caveat on Wood’s performance:

    The Dodgers have the best wOBA in baseball against righties, by a huge margin. They’re sitting at .358, with a trio of teams in 2nd at .327. Against lefties, however, the Dodgers are carrying a .298 wOBA, good for 24th in baseball.

    Though you could probably point to the Dodgers’ league leading offense overall and sell Wood higher than you could have a few days ago.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Shoop da Whoop: he still pitched a great game against a tough opponent on the road. And he has lowered his ERA almost a full run over the last month. So it’s not like this was completely out of nowhere. Don’t trivialize my Wood, dammit!! I’m buying on him right now. Had him last year and he was so damn solid – if that comes back, he’s a damn good play.

      • Shoop da Whoop says:
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        @Wilsonian: But LA isn’t a tough opponent against lefties. The Dodgers’ wOBA versus righties is better than the Rockies’ mark when they play in Coors, and their performance against lefties is equal to the Rockies’ mark when they play anywhere else.

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic write-up. Let’s get to it!

    a. We are gathered here to pray for one Stephen Strasburg (I got heeeeem off waivers 10/10 on the waiver wire in that league I was telling you about). Dear Lord, we are happy with the Ks (though they could be much better), happy with the K/BB (though this could also be better). What we need is better command of the fastball, more swinging strikes on the offspeed stuff (he needs warm and dry weather for the grip so please work on that from your end) and, if possible, to string together like 20 consecutive quality starts from here on out.

    b. Too funny on Crush’s two homer blurb. He has struck out a ton this year and his K:BB is downright filthy but in a bad way. Went all in with Crush this year so hoping for a slight market correction. What’s the opposite of regression?

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day

    ‘Fishing is the only sport where you get to EAT your opponent. Well, that and racquetball.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Ha, thank you! B. Progression C. Hehe

    • The Balking Dead says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      Ante, I enjoy your posts every day, but man…you need to find better leagues if guys like Strasburg are on the Waiver Wire, and you get them with the dead last waiver! yes, he’s stunk, but he shouldn’t be dropped in any leagues!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @The Balking Dead: hey, man. Ty for your generous comments. Wanted to go the easy route and go for Familia. If it’s any consolation i’ve been hampered by injuries to Rendon, Gomez, Iwakuma, Cobb, Smyly, Jansen…if the fantasy season ended on game 50 i prolly wouldn’t win fantasy.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  5. Kutty says:
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    Bautista for Strasburg? EEEEEEE!!!!! Shame on you Grey!

      • ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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        @Grey: I’m contemplating giving Bautista for Kershaw in a 12team keep 6…yay nor nay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  6. Al Gore Demands Soler Power says:
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    Who comes out the victor in this trade oh wise one, Encarnacion, Dickerson, and Napoli for Duda, Salazar, and Bryant?
    Could pull the trade without Dickerson and Salazar involved but I have major health concerns and playing time with Dickerson.

  7. Josh says:
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    Please rank

    Rosenthal/Jansen/Kimbrel ROS

    Weaver/ Shoemaker/Hahn ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Kimbrel…Hahn

  8. Dude says:
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    Jim Abbott…ha!!!

    • Turd Ferguson says:
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      @Dude: +1

  9. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Donaldson Vs. Robertson

    reminds me of

    Parkman Vs. Wild Thing in Major League 2

    Maybe next time Wild Thing (Robertson) will get his revenge. Although he needs to realize he’s the Wild Thing and his big contract shouldn’t get to his head (ha ha ha)

    Do you like Karns ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Ha! I don’t like Karns for the season, I like him for game to game until he shows more

    • Hack-E says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Dude, that is great

  10. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    holds and saves 20 team redraft. i have familia/a.torres/doolittle/holland/wade/caminero (YAH!)/scribner. drop scribner (7th inning at best now) or caminero (shares 7th with hughes at best) to grab ohlendork (moved ahead of kela for 8th inning and been successful since tolleson moved to 9th).

  11. Adam says:
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    Would u stream Wright (Balt) today vs CWS??
    Thx

  12. Miles says:
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    I asked about start-or-sit Pineda a couple days ago after a couple bad games, got the O-K by you and am happy with the results. Thanks Grey!

  13. assy says:
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    I met Colby from Survivor at an airport once, nice guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet, assy!

  14. Mick says:
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    I am in a 6×6 20 team dynasty league. I am hurting at first and nothing on the wire. What do you think about Souza, Herrera, Taylor and Giles for Fielder and B. Crawford? I am currently in 5th. My team is:

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Lonnie Chisenhall
    2B José Altuve
    3B Matt Carpenter
    SS Odubel Herrera
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Anthony Gose
    OF Ryan Braun
    OF Michael A. Taylor
    DH Jimmy Paredes
    BN Ben Paulsen
    BN Kris Bryant
    BN Steven Souza
    BN Álex Ríos
    NA Byron Buxton
    SP Wandy Rodríguez
    SP Jake Arrieta
    SP Mike Foltynewicz
    RP Joaquín Benoit
    RP Ken Giles
    P Zach Britton
    P Héctor Rondón
    BN Mike Wright
    BN Jacob deGrom
    BN Roenis Elías

    Love the site and read every post everyday!
    Thanks and keep doing what you do.

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Mick: Would be a good trade for you…not sure why the other guy does it but who cares as long as you can get it done! Pretty good squad for a 20 teamer btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mick: Thanks! Nice trade for you

  15. flo-g-money says:
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    Great stuff as always. Top 4 ros? A wood, Hamel’s, t. Ross, McHugh, Burnett, Salazar. Thanks.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @flo-g-money: Salazar, McHugh, Hamels, Ross.

  16. Jvanslyke says:
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    Great write up
    Poor Reek! Somehow they’ve managed to evoke sympathy for a character who once hit on his sister and killed half of an innocent town

    I nearly returned RBI Baseball 2 after seeing that Abbott had two hands in it

    THanks for answering my 5 scrambled lineup questions yesterday. A ton of transactions in my main league

    Streamonater is so so on De La Rosa tomorrow vs the Brewers. Do you like him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: Thanks! I find Reek’s storyline to be a bore, first time I’ve felt that with GoT…. I like Rubby

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: the show is in trouble

  17. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Kazmir with shoulder trouble, Cueto with elbow trouble, Hamels absolutely dealing. It’s all falling into place for Ruben Amaro. Phillies fans must be terrified.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Don’t see the Reds or A’s trading for Hamels, so not sure I follow

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: I think Clyde’s post refered to the fact that Kazmir and Cueto have been talked about as being potentially available, but recent injuries may make them less valuable, thereby increasing Hamel’s value. which can only result in the Phillies screwing the pooch and not trading him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, Five On One summed it up nicely.

  18. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    got two moves left for week in 14 team h2H with total bases/OBP over AVG/hits/losses as extra cats. utterly murdering opp in pitching other than K’s with 5-0 1.24/.94 and 24 K’s to his 0-4 with 5.68/1.53 with 22 K’s. also up 5-3 in saves. I do have burnett/paxton/liriano/rubby/bolsinger/hammel/price/c.anderson starts left
    vs his sale/shelby/harvey so ratios aren’t locked up unless i want to go that route. I don’t “need” the starts of course, but all of these seem like better options going forward than Bolsinger @STL, @ COL(after just this one coming up start )
    SON’s ratings for next 2 games shown)
    Elias vs CLE, vs TB, @ CLE, @ SF (13.5)
    Hendricks @ MIA, @ WAS, vs CIN, @ CLE (6.2, only 1 game shown)
    Wada vs KC, @ WAS, vs CIN, vs CLE (5.3)
    Heston vs ATL, vs PIT, @ NYM, vs ARI (12.1)
    Or could just save the last add and wait and see on Heston today. Bolsinger is at least a bench from SON’s @ STL rating.

    2. i have burns for steals now, drop polanco for which of maybin/k.davis. both have good OPS ratings, K.Davis is hot as hell currently. Somehow Burns has a great triple slash line for a SAGNOF guy but almost no RBI’s. Polanco used to get those back before manager screwed him into bad part of lineup.

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: i must’ve mixed up leagues here, if heston’s gone, who’s next best pitcher add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hendricks

  19. Moistakiss says:
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    Someone dropped Chris Davis. Would you drop Ramos, Paxton, or Gregorson for him?

    I already have a low BA because of Stanton and Carlos Santana. Currently, my Util. slot is being filled by Span/Ozuna. Do you feel as if Davis would be an upgrade?

  20. Z says:
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    Awesome post per usual! Who do you think wins this trade? Cano and Y. Gomes for Strasburg and Vogt?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Z: You’re teasing Grey with that question. Strasburg side, also depends on your needs. Strasburg still the best part of that trade and Vogt will continue to play well. Cano has 13 RBIs as referred to above.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Thanks! Stras

  21. Clint says:
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    So who is now my Streamer Doug for h2h: Hughes, Chavez, Quintana, or Hutch? By the by, I just pre-ordered Max Max Fury Road on Vudu on your excellent movie review, Grey, ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Ha! Who do I like from those SPs? Chavez

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        I mean, which 3 should I hang onto and which should I drop to stream the spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Clint: Chavez is the only one worth owning… Hughes

  22. kingforaday151 says:
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    I made two trades yesterday in a 12 team league, OPS instead of AVG.

    #1 – Give Strasburg and A. Russell, get Desmond and Yelich
    #2 – Give Price and Reyes, get Tulowitzki and Marte

    Thoughts?

  23. MadMax210 says:
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    Morning Grey! In 5×5 roto, I’m lacking steals pretty bad…would you trade away Kimbrel & Hammel to get Betances & Billy H ? Thx bro

    • MadMax210 says:
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      @MadMax210: fair even deal too?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @MadMax210: In a 5×5 without holds, Betances is not that great a value. Seems like you’re giving a lot for Billy H. and some ratio help, that Kimbrel will most likely give you anyway. Plus Kimbrel will get you the Saves….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MadMax210: Sounds fine if shallow league with no Holds

  24. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Boxberger, Happy Meal. Genius!

  25. Ulysses says:
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    Zobrist aybar or segura ROS? Roto 6×6 OPS

  26. BambooLounge says:
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    Pick two MI ROS: Pearce, Russell, Segura, or Y. Escobar (RCL scoring)

  27. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Do you like Kang more than Pearce for my MI slot?

  28. Jose says:
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    Yesterday, Grey say Jose, you offer Kemp + Moose for Desmond. I go yay? Grey say yay, not nay. So I make offer and it get accepted, hey!

  29. Angles In The Outfield says:
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    Grey, not a sharper wit or mustache out there!

    You helped w a great trade for me earlier, I got Scherzer and Wong for Waino and Dickerson after the first week!!! Thanks! Thinking of making one more trade to help push me to victory in my 7×7 roto (BB & K for batters, QS & Ls for pitchers). No time limits on keepers. I need help in avg, SBs, RBi, Ls, QS, Ws.

    I send Harper & Cano, receive Cabrera, Altuve, Kershaw, Perkins. Many thanks!!

  30. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    WET TAIL!! my boy is back….and Noah looks like no joke.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: They still need another bat and a bullpen arm. But it’s the best they’ve looked in years. And yeah, Noah is no joke. Did you see Harvey’s face when he hit that HR? He was jelly….

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Yeah that was great…They aren’t far off from being a really good team…d’Arnaud should be back this week…who the hell knows about wright…so i agree need another bat, problem is where to put the bat once wright is back…i dont see the outfield changing and unless Murph is dealt not sure who they can get to be much of an upgrade in the infield…Im sure an injury will happen at some point though.

  31. RePete says:
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    Ramos or Grandal going forward assuming Grandal comes back fine from 7-day DL? (14-Team H2H OBP League)

  32. Bobby says:
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    Which side gets the better deal in a keeper league: Jose Abreu and McHugh or Carrasco and Freddie Freeman?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Bobby: Abreu side

  33. brett says:
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    Opinion on this trade: Bautista and Grilli for Pollock and Storen.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @brett: Joey Bats. It isn’t close.

  34. Rich says:
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    Trade Kipnis for Archer?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Rich: It’s fair if you need an arm

  35. Rich says:
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    Trade Tomas for Rubby?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Rich: Nope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich: This one is fair if a deep league

  36. Lenard says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Been offered DeScalfani and Kang for Bauer? I’d be dropping Brad Miller to make room. Go for it or hold Bauer?

      • Lenard says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, was leaning that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. Brendan says:
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    15 Team points league with -1 Ks.
    Someone dropped Starlin Castro and I have Aybar @ SS is it an upgrade?

  38. Gail the Snail says:
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    Please rank ROS: J Harrison, A Guerrero, L Forsyth? Thanks much.

  39. sniff test says:
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    leonys or rusney?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @sniff test: leonys. good things are coming….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sniff test: Rusney, but likely toss up as Phil says

  40. Phil of the Future says:
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    “Martin plays center, Delino at 2nd and that’s it. No more. Fin.” Amen, best bud. From your mouth to the FBO’s ears.

    Is there anything better than when you’re stuck with a guy in a weekly lock league who’s not starting that day and he comes in late and gets a pinch hit HR? Is there a term for that? There should be. It’s like, you’ve written him off, focused on your other guys, watching the ABs, and then all of a sudden you check your stats and something seems off. I don’t remember having 8 HRs? What is this sorcery? And then you see it. The pinch hit bomb….

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Grey’s Turkish delight.

      Love ya, Phil. Have been silently stalking you, man, from afar and only on razzball. Hope all is well.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Ante! Always good to hear from you man. I can’t complain. hope you’re doing well too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Totally with you on this one… We could use a term for that… Next time it happens, I’ll pose it to the troops

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Deal, BB!

  41. dom says:
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    Does Slade Heathcott hold any relevance in deeper leagues? The Yankees just gave Bernie a monument but continue to play another statue in the form of Carlos Beltran patrolling the outfield… play the kid!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Ha! AL-Only leagues, he’s ownable

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: pending trade of Carlos Santana for Trumbo in my OPS league.. clear win for Santana side but not bad enough to vote against it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not that bad

  42. ashtray says:
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    I need to drop 2 guys from my roster (Zobrist and Doolittle off DL) and possibly a 3rd if Correa is called up. I’ve tried working trades but my league is made up of guys who are afraid to trade, guys who never responed to offers, and guys who always overvalue their own players.

    12 team h2h 7×7 (OBP/K & L/QS)

    C-Carlos Santana
    1-Anthony Rizzo
    2-Mookie Betts
    3-Arenado
    S-Marcus Semien
    O-Brantley
    O-Heyward
    O-Pederson
    U-Byrd
    U-Belt
    DL-Ben Zobrist

    P-Arrieta
    Ross
    Carrasco
    Burnett
    Richards
    McHugh
    Salazar
    Syndergaard

    RP-Rosenthal
    Britton
    Ramos
    Cecil
    Tolleson
    DL-Doolittle

    So who are the top 3 drops?

    • Ue says:
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      @ashtray: zobrist,Ramos or Cecil..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Zobrist, Cecil, Doolittle

  43. Jay says:
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    Are you worried about Stanton’s rising K-rate? Striking out at Chris Davis-like rate.

  44. Big Al says:
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    Good stuff Grey. A (nervous?) owner offered Rusney to me for my Aoki. I could use power more than SB, but seems like kind of a toss up to me with the possible shoulder issues. Thoughts?

  45. Drew says:
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    Gose or Burns?

  46. Robby Rob says:
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    Billy Hamilton and Yelich were both dropped in my 12 teamer, who should I prioritize as my waiver wire pickup and who should I drop. Was thinking about dropping Clippard since he’s going to lose the closer role soon. Let me know if I should drop someone else as well and pick up both Yelich and Hamilton.

    Categories are Hitting (H,R,RBI,HR,AVG,OPS) & Pitching (K,W,L,SV,ERA,WHIP, K/BB)

    Team is below
    C Caleb Joseph
    1B Pujols
    2B Dozier
    SS Desmond
    3B Donaldson
    OF Gomez, Cain, Avisail Garcia,
    DL Will Meyers, Alex Rios, Grandal

    SP Cashner, Arrieta, Ross, Bauer, Friers, Bolsinger, Brett Anderson, Carlos Martinez
    RP Bentances, Soria, Clippard, Axford

    • Ue says:
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      @Robby Rob: should stream bolsinger and Brett andersons spots so drop one and stream the other

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Robby Rob: Hamilton and Yelich dropped? “Savvy owners need not apply.”

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Robby Rob: Agree that you don’t need to hold Bolsinger and Anderson, but would add that (provided the cats above are not a typo) with SB not counting and OPS added, both Hamilton and to a lesser extent Yelich have deflated value.

  47. David says:
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    Favorite pitcher for rest of the week?
    Bolsinger @cards
    Lincecum vs atl @home
    Hutchinson @ Minnesota
    Happ vs Cleveland @home
    Tim Hudson vs folty @home
    Jimmy Nelson vs Arizona @home

    Leaning happ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: I’d look at SON… Off top of my head, Lincecum

  48. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Box for Cecil?

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: And as for Deshields, I don’t know why but for some reason Banny/Front Office has really shied away from starting him at 2b. No clue why…

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Fireball Feliz: Maybe they need to be, de-shielded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I hear ya on DeShields, not sure either…. Tommy Field? Really? I’d go Cecil

  49. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hi Grey, I’m in a 10-team h2h roto NL-only league. With Segura being activated, I’m dropping Owings. Who would you pick up to serve as a UT bat: Aramis, Bour, Paulsen or Middlebrooks?

    As always, thank you. I love this site.

    • Wacha Wacha says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: Venable is also out there. Thanks!

  50. Marshmallow says:
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    Who should I have playing second jace,de shields,Logan speed is a priority but so is production

  51. Clemente says:
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    Auction Keeper league question:
    I’m crushing everyone in my league with a great team, built by Razzball….
    This league keeps players as long as you want, adding $5 to salary every year – no increase the following year, if you receive the player in a trade.

    I’m considering moving Strasburg. (Have Kluber, Coles, Arrietta, Carrasco, Burnett).

    I have Strasburg for$10 – could trade for Rusney Castillo at $10 or Joey Bats at $15 = would you make either of these deals?

    Which would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clemente: Trades sound fair… I’d take Bats first

  52. 740 says:
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    hey Grey, great write up!! 10team h2h 5×5. have a tough decision….. ROS. Segura or Russell? I already have Xman, but need another SS.

    gracias amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Segura

  53. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I traded Strasburg for McHugh pre-chiropractor visit…Im still not sure who won that trade.

    I have Bryce Harper who we both agre cant get any better.

    Harper/Strasburg for Bumgarner/Carlos Gomez? Doesnt need to happen now, but before Harper regresses (if he does at all this season). Perhaps he’ been juicng and it wont end til he gets busted?

  54. B.o.B says:
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    Trade away Gardner for Arrieta? 10 team, OBP league

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @B.o.B: Yup

  55. Rubik's Pube says:
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    Pulled the trigger on a trade last night. I’ve been getting accosted by other owners attempting to buy low on Kershaw but I wasn’t budging. Got an offer of Stanton and Arenado last night and couldn’t hit the accept button fast enough!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Rubik’s Pube: Damn thats a nice deal

      • Rubik's Pube says:
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        @Phil of the Future: The dude that sent me the trade is one of those weirdos who sends a trade proposal and then withdraws it 10 minutes later. He’s done it to me at least 3 or 4 to times this season. It’s baffling. Luckily I noticed it right when he sent it and pounced on it!

  56. Colonel Angus says:
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    Should I drop Brad Ziegler and Chase Utley for Adam Eaton and Steve Pearce? Doolittle came back making Ziegler expendable. Rusney is acting Victorino-ish so I need an OF.

  57. BrewerFan says:
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    Grey,
    Geat article as always! I have always believed the same as you about bench spots
    going to starting pitchers, but do you ever take a “best player available” approach?
    I currently have a few offensive bats on my bench even though I really want a couple
    of the SP’s on waivers and would be better off with more pitching, but part of me is
    keeping the bench bats because they are too good to let someone else have.
    On my bench: Soler, Gose, Correa
    Available SP’s on the wire: Chavez, Ventura, Chase Anderson

    12 team H2H Redraft League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BrewerFan: Thanks! I’d lose Gose for Chavez

  58. Cheese says:
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    Rank these starters ROS: QS, k/bb, k/9, era, whip

    Syndergaard, Hutchison, buchholz,

  59. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I’m a Tulo owner + my leaguemates are very cold on him (as am I, unfortunately…the lack of walks is particularly concerning). Anyway, what sort of return would you be happy with in an OBP league?

    Best offer being tossed around right now is Dozier + Correa and maybe a mid-tier SP like Pax at most… Pursue that or hold? (Kang or Segura would be my SP until Correa is up).

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – would you do Tulo for Dozier/Correa only if you couldn’t get them to throw in a pitcher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  60. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    a “hot beef injection”? Is that what you Americans call a banger in the mouth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re such a prude, Mrs. Featherbottom!

  61. Cheese says:
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    JB around? How much do your starter rankings change with these categories ROS: QS, k/bb, k/9, era, whip

    Syndergaard, Hutchison, buchholz, rubby de la rosa, Paxton, shoemaker, Ross, Hughes, mchugh, Chavez, chase Anderson

    In reality I’m looking to drop one, or are all worth holding in a 12 teamer? Looking to pick up josh fields to help my peripheral stats

  62. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Wood, Chavez, Ventura and volquez which one you taking on long haul

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s the chances of Correa getting the call within the next week or so? Man, I’m stashing that dude everywhere – I need him on my active roster!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’m guessing following weekend

  64. Wilsonian says:
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    Jesse’s Girl Chavez or McHugh, ROS?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  65. Puiggie Smalls says:
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    @Grey

    Great write up! Rank these for ROS if you would:
    Alexei, Pearce, Flores

  66. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Greg and Razzballers,

    What are your thoughts on this trade? It is causing quite a stir in our league, 10 team keep 5, H2H points, daily lock

    Trout for Tulo, Braun and Bautista

    Thanks.

    • Rubik's Pube says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: Coul be a complete disaster or win a season. Those 3 guys could all put up MVP numbers or spend the majority of the rest of the season on the DL. Pretty ballsy trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: Looks fair, the three player side could all be on the DL within 2 weeks

  67. Danny on the dl says:
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    Hey grey! Appreciate the write up. In my ongoing negotiating with the stubborn Salazar owner, he is countering with Bauer and salvy Perez for Salazar and yam Gomes.

    I’m think I should take it, is this a no brainier??

  68. AA says:
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    Would you drop Shane Greene or Fiers for Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Greene

  69. The Great Knoche says:
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    Is there a glossary term for I had 23 goddamn hits yesterday in my Dynasty league and only 3 flippin total RBIs off the Arenado Home Run.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: every time you write that Loney’s left ear rings.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          I think he was the original.

  70. JAL says:
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    G, two qs today. 1, in my 12-team 5×5, have Lucroy coming back. Don’t want to straight up drop Grandal – any random realistic options I could get back for him (from a team with an ehh C)? Threw some trades out there, but doubt any takers. 2, on my other team (same settings), have Bautista as my 1B. I am in first place and smell the trouble here. What would be your advice? Obviously no one is going to take him 1 for 1 for a 1st round 1B option. Try and flip him plus for Rizzo, Abreu, Encarnacion, even Frazier? Any other thoughts? Thanks, as always!

    • JAL says:
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      @JAL: PS, agree re Reek. He is a terrible person and while terrible things have happened to him, no doubt, he has had countless opportunities to try and “make it right”, to a degree, and has failed us each and every time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JAL: I find Reek to be more of a bore than anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Drop Grandal, don’t carry two catchers

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: You right, you right. Yelich, Leonys, LaRoche – right order, or you taking Leonys there? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  71. snickerslord says:
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    10 team dynasty league. Who’s more worth keeping, CarGo or Rusney?

    Making a trade and need to include one of them.

      • snickerslord says:
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        @Grey: Keep CarGo, trade Rusney. Got it! Thanks!

  72. Erik says:
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    My main man @grey,

    I got a trade lined up where i give up braun and carlos martinez for Scherzer. My pitching could use a little boost and I already have Springer, Jupton, Brantley, Choo, Gose and DL’ed Dickerson as my other outfielders.

    I’m currently in first if that matters (you did help me get there my top two starters right now our g. cole and cole hamels going pitching late really boosted my offense).

    Let me know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Erik: Scherzer side

  73. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    RCL….

    trade Span and recieve A-roid?

    Right now, I am second in HR, 4th in RBI, 5th in R, 8th in BA and 11th in SB. My team:

    C Brian McCann, NYY C
    1B Mark Trumbo, Ari 1B, OF
    2B Addison Russell, ChC SS, 2B
    3B Chris Davis, Bal 1B, 3B
    SS Ian Desmond, Wsh SS
    2B/SS Joe Panik, SF 2B (batty call)
    1B/3B Nick Castellanos, Det 3B (batty call)
    OF Giancarlo Stanton, Mia OF
    OF Starling Marte, Pit OF
    OF J.D. Martinez, Det OF
    OF Anthony Gose, Det OF
    OF Matt Joyce, LAA OF, DH (batty call)
    UTIL Mitch Moreland, Tex 1B, DH
    Bench Alcides Escobar, KC SS
    Bench Aramis Ramirez, Mil 3B

  74. Jr says:
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    12 team keeper question. Would you trade pujols and cano for altuve? Have Avery at 1st and belter pence to slot in at utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jr: Avery?

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: sorry, abreu. Phone autocorrect is killing me. Beltre is the other util option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jr: I’d take Altuve, you’re paying a ransom though

  75. Springer Dinger says:
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    Grey, I was offered a package deal of 1 hitter and 1 SP for Springer in an OBP keep forever league. What do you think of this?

    Springer for
    Either Tulo or Longo, AND either Keuchal or Pineda

    Would you pull the trigger? If so, which hitter and SP would you want for Springer?

    • Springer Dinger says:
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      @Springer Dinger:

      He also told me I could have Bauer if I want instead of Keuchal or Pineda

  76. Scott says:
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    who is the odd man out? Hammel, Wada, Anderson

    • JAL says:
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      @Scott: Chase Anderson? Wada out, in my opinion.

  77. Grey- another great read.
    I’m in in a 12 team H2h with pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS. Trying to deal Zobrist for a SP. Received 2 offers:

    A. Get Samardzjia
    B. Get A. Wood.

    Your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VRugg: Thanks! Take Samardzija

      • Thanks, Grey.
        A follow-up if you dont mind. League’s hitting hitting categories are R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB

        Trade offer: Give Polanco and Zobrist. Get Adam Jones.

        Make the deal? Thanks, again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  78. Five-On-One says:
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    Wong for Gardner – fair? Which side?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Five-On-One:

      Pretty fair. MI tips to Wong?

  79. Tony Mags says:
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    Pull the trigger on Julio Tehran for J.D. Martinez? What are the odds Tehran turns it around?

  80. GhostTownSteve says:
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    MLB now on pace to hit 533 extra homers this year, a little less than 18 per team. 12.7% more than last year. That feels like a lot to me. Feel like a lot to you?

    Also, I used HR per FB as the measure and assumed the same number of PAs as last year. With offense up, the final number could be pretty high.

    Matt Holiday has reached base in EVERY game this year? Just heard that.

    http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Landis,%20Carole/Annex/Annex%20-%20Landis,%20Carole_06.jpg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Damn, she’s a hottie! That feels like a lot, is average dramatically down, feels that way

  81. Mike says:
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    Picked up Shaw I have Allen I hope to drop one of them in the next few days.

  82. Ciwa says:
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    14 team,keeper league,i’d want to trade my H.Ramirez or Pujols for one between Carrasco and DeGrom. Is it worth?And who could be the better option betwenn the 2 pitchers? I also thought to offer both them for Carrasco or DeGrom and Starlin Castro.
    This is my roster:
    C-MESORACO
    CI-PUJOLS
    CI-SANDOVAL
    CI-M.FRANCO
    CI,MI-FORSYTHE
    MI,OF-H.RAMIREZ
    MI-COZART
    MI-J.REYES
    CI,OF-GUERRERO
    OF-PEDERSON
    OF-BRAUN
    OF-FOWLER
    OF-BRUCE

    SP-GREINKE
    SP-NIESE
    SP-KLUBER
    SP-LACKEY
    SP-LINCECUM
    RP-STOREN
    SL-SMYLY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ciwa: Get cheaper pitching

  83. Charles says:
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    Which closer RoS?

    AJ Ramos or Brett Cecil?

  84. SallyCips says:
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    Let’s do a fake trade, team. Who will you give me for Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Depends on my need for steals

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: OK you really need steals. What level of player or pitcher are we looking at?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on league size

          • SallyCips says:
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            @Grey: 12 teamed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Alex Wood seems fair for Hamilton

              • SallyCips says:
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                @Grey: Ack, yeah, I wouldn’t pull the trigger there.

  85. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey! Good stuff as usual.
    NL-ONLY H2H
    Are we starting Heston today? It seems like it’d be a good match up for him. I only have 6.1 innings left to meet my minimum and Heston, Arrieta, and Shields left to start. He has Desclafani, Morton, Wada, Anderson, and Butler left. We are tied in Wins, and I’m winning ERA and WHIP, but not by much considering the negative results pitching poorly have on low IP. Worth the risk of getting W for Heston?

    Also, Rosario has lost 3 out of 4 starts to Paulsen. I don’t have room for guys not getting ABs. Time to move on to Realmuto or even possibly Pena?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pugs&Slugs: Thanks ! I’m starting Heston in a few leagues… Grab Realmuto

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Pugs&Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Salty? Can he hit enough bombs with the D-Backs to make him more relevant than Rialmuto?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • Pugs&Slugs says:
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                @Grey: Thanks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  86. Ulysses says:
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    Brad miller or segura 5×5 obp h2h categories.

  87. hankp101 says:
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    Leonys or Souza ROS in a 5×5?

  88. Scott says:
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    Drop Phil Hughes, James Paxton or Rodon to stash Jose Fernandez?

  89. Scott says:
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    14 team dynasty league…which side do you prefer?

    Side A: Greinke and a top 75 prospect
    Side B: Gio Gonzalez and Reddick

    My head say Greinke is clearly better than Gio, but I’m torn due to Gio’s sexy xFIP and K-rate!

  90. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Rubby, Hughes, Fiers, Lackey, Shoemaker, Hutchison, Tillman, Colon, Haren, Verlander. I’m currently rostering two of them with the rest on the wire. Pick 2 (or pick 1 and stream?)

  91. 740 says:
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    Grey, 10team h2h 5×5

    1. Yelich, Russell, Wacha for S. Marte
    2. Yelich, Russell, wacha for Springer

    which side do u prefer?

    thank u Sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Marte…Springer

  92. Greyismyhero says:
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    Is it time to move on from Polanco in redrafts? Maybe for Gose or Inciarte Or for any hot schmo as far as that goes?

    SMOKE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Gose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  93. Principal Blackman says:
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    I’ve been waiting to make a drop so I can move Doolittle off the DL in my 12-team, yahoo league (6×6, K/9; QS replaces Ws). I’m legitimately torn about who to drop, mostly because my team is so very bad. Any advice would be appreciated.

    My pitching staff:

    SP: Salazar, Zimmermann, Strasburg, Chavez, Wood, Buchholz, Rubby, Rodon
    RP: Allen, McAllister, Clippard, Axford

    I was leaning toward Clip, but he’s still getting saves for the time being. It would help if I knew whether or not Cody Allen is still the closer in Cleveland.

  94. Johnny says:
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    Best shot at getting the W tonight?

    Shelby at Giants (Heston)
    Burnett at Padres (Kennedy)
    Heston home vs Braves (Shelby)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  95. booya says:
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    Jay Bruce or Brett Gardner?

  96. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Following up from above, A-roid or wet tail ROS? could probably have either in a trade for Span.

  97. John says:
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    OF in my 10 tm Stanton Jup pederson betts souza soler and Dickerson DL

    Trade Dickerson for Greinke or Price. I would have to add one of my SP below, which 1-2 to offer first richards keuchel carrasco pineda strasburg? start with who who best you would give?

    Its 10 team so goal is really to upgrade SP unless you think not great idea letting go Dickerson but I have plenty of OF options above. We start 5OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Yes, Price, Greinke, that order

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Who would you give keuchel richards ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keuchel

  98. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    drop Plouffe for Maybin?

    both are bench bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  99. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 TM Mixed Keeper with OBP incl minors. i am currently in first but feel i can use another stable high K pitcher. owner of lester is selling out and wants addison russell/aaron judge (both are minor keepers).

    Lester is ten bucks for next year so he is a keeper. my squad right now: King Felix/Hammel/Iwakuma/Kennedy/Quintana/Chavez/streamer of the week

    i am first in ERA/WHIP/solid in W but my k/9 is lower half. think I should pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Average is up .0004. Same number of hits but more leaving the yard. That ball is juicier than….

  101. Natty Boh says:
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    Time to drop Carlos Rodon in 14 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  102. jaw says:
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    drop wilson ramos for any of hundley, castro, miguel montero, or AJP? 12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  103. Gin says:
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    Need to make some moves in my outfield
    Which one of these are you adding and dropping
    Have polanco, souza,soler,heyward. Which ones are you dropping for
    Gose,Eaton, Byrd,Khris davis, leonys,jay bruce, fowler,ajax, inciarte,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco…Gose

  104. Wilsonian says:
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    I have Miller, Soria, Ramos, Tolleson and Ziegler as closers. Someone just dropped Chavez today. Would you dump Ziegler to snag him?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  105. jojo says:
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    Leony, Choo and Ozuna were both dropped in my 12 teamer, should I drop anyone on my team for them? (dead last in SB right now)

    Categories are Hitting (R,HR,RBI,SB,BB,K,AVG)

    Team is below
    C Lucroy
    1B Encarnacion
    2B Betts
    3B C. Davis
    SS Desmond
    LF Gose
    CF Fowler
    RF Springer
    BN R. Davis, Soler, J Harrison, Rusney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You shouldn’t carry so many bench bats…Definitely don’t need more OFs

  106. Rich says:
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    Hughes or Shoemaker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  107. Jamoke says:
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    Grey,

    Playing off of your Bautista for Strausburg deal, would you agree I should pull the trigger on this offer?

    Bautista / Teheran for Strausburg / Votto

    12 team keeper, OPS and QS leauge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Burns for any of the following for UTIL slot:

    Moreland
    Colabello
    Maybin
    Tucker
    Headley
    Plouffe

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Chris says:
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    Should either Hughes or Quintana be dropped for Roark in H2H pts league? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  110. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Sry for multiple post. Would you drop Kolten Wong to pick up Syndergaard? Expecting Rendon back “some time” next week. Have offered Wong to the guy starting Panik (who’s not terrible but decidedly worse in a supershallow league) but to no avail. He’ll pick him up off waivers after I drop him.

    Alternatively, I could wait until Monday after lineups lock.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I wuv Wong wong time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until Monday

  111. Random Dude says:
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    In a vacuum,

    Texeira for Andrew Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  112. bigwormsherm says:
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    Rest of season…

    Harper or Goldschmidt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  113. nightpandas says:
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    Tulo/Longo for Salazar in a keeper if I need pitching? (Also have Miggy/Arenado and would grab Flores or Aybar off wire for SS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  114. nightpandas says:
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    Try and fit Buck Farmer into tomorrow’s headline…..what a great baseball name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @nightpandas:

      Sounds like he should be the guitar player in the Preston Tucker Band.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  115. Dommattingly says:
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    Got Gomes and Lucroy. Drop Gomes for Khristopher’s Davis and go for the rest of my H2H week without a C. I’ll drop Gomes after today’s game starts and only lose one game over the weekend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  116. Joe says:
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    Who you dropping for Stras… fiers, mchugh,allen,shaw
    8 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Is allen the closer now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think they have one

  117. This gives us the best chance to win today says:
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    Guerrero has started both games since the trade… maybe Mattingly got some direction from above?

    I could acquire him and another player from waivers for CarGon, who is still looking meh after a week at home and halfway through this week in the bandboxes in Cincy and Philly. It’s a 10 team league so waiver wire has plenty of streamers / hot schmotatoes. My OF is currently Aoki, Garcia, Kalhoun, K. Davis, CarGon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  118. Beltre or Arenado the rest of the way @ 3b.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  119. stantonovation says:
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    Pearce or Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  120. Udall says:
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    Need SB’s badly… Keep everybody no dollar league, my Dickerson and garret Richards for his Hamilton,iwakuma and Papi??
    Frustrating how valuable the huge steals guys are now a days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  121. Mia says:
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    Starting outfielders are Harper,pence,stanton
    Util is Billy H. Pujols, K.bryant, Cain
    3rd base is arenado
    1st base crush davis

    Drop any of the util for the following for D.Ortiz, Betts, yelich, Napoli, Rusney, Gose

    What kind of package could i put together for a top end starter
    Arenado, Kris bryant, Pence, Rendon. Hamilton, Cain, Wong,
    When rendon comes back wong will hit the bench
    or keep them all and roll with this rotation

    Pax,Shark,Chavez,Salazar, Richards,Cole, Fiers,Mchugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols and Bryant for Kershaw?

      • Mia says:
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        @Grey: Same deal for carrasco,sherzer, kluber.. other number one’s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Mia says:
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            @Grey: What about for archer,cueto, or harvey

            • Mia says:
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              @Mia: Degrom,Keuchel

              • Mia says:
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                @Mia: Lester,shelby miller, A.Wood

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not Miller or Wood

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Not Keuchel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not Cueto

  122. In Vogt I Trust says:
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    Hey Grey great write-up as always!

    Is it time to drop Brad Miller? He’s been regressing lately. I was thinking about dropping him for Yangervis Solarte, Jace Peterson or Wilmer Flores.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Jace

  123. Caesar says:
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    Bautista for Arrieta in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. Bryce Harper is younger than _________ says:
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    Trade proposal:

    I give Adam Jones

    For

    His Clayton Kershaw

    I have Soler, Tomas, Castillo and could potentially pick up Yelich to fill in for Jones as well if I pulled the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  125. nightpandas says:
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    Tulo straight up for Salazar in a keeper?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: or Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You really want Tulo off your team, huh? Go for it, if you want Salazar

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: so hard to get decent pitching in this league!

        I feel like Lloyd Christmas asking for a date here. ” so your saying there ‘s a chance?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  126. Fish says:
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    Great post Grey! What side do you like more in this trade?

    Machado, Big Papi

    Moistkissass/Pujols

    It’s a 10 team, redraft with additional categories of hits, OBP, and slugging.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  127. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I appreciate the fact that, having drafted Strasburg in other leagues, you actually went out and traded for him.

    In for a penny, in for a pounding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup… I didn’t give full story, but that team needs pitching and I was in first in homers

  128. thomas says:
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    Rodon a drop in 12 team leagues?

    Pick up Chase Anderson, Chris Tillman, Aaron Sanchez, Brett Anderson, Mike Mike Foltynewicz, Graveman, Jimmy Nelson or Eovaldi.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chase Anderson

  129. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    i still believe in mchugh.

    if i offer yan gomes for mchugh, is that too much?

    currently own derek norris as my primary catcher while gomes was hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  130. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    I miss you beb…i got promoted to a new position at work..less time on the CPU …I still got my eye on you girl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, cool, I thought maybe your ex got Razzball commenting rights…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: don’t tease us with those kind of wonderful things

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha..not yet…shes just the reason i needed to get more loot….so i can give her the boot

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: I wish you the worst

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Thanks bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Gotcha

  131. Gareth says:
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    Addison Russell has been underwhelming so far. I’m running out Zobrist, Russell, Altuve and Crawford at MI.

    I know you dislike Zobrist, but I feel his multi position eligibility and name value might have some weight in a trade. Altuve is obviously Altuve, so it’s down to dropping either the hot Crawford or the middling Rookie Russell.

    Who’s the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  132. PB&J says:
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    I was just offered his Kipnis and Hanley for my Guerrero and Upton. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  133. Hans says:
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    10 team points league no bench. Drop any of the following Ortiz, Fowler, Belt for Blackmon, Crawford or Wong? Drop one for one, two for two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt for Wong

  134. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Lord Greyjoy,

    Can you think of some buy low player that would fit inside a my Colon package – Colon McHugh that is?
    I’ve offered him for Rendon, and am considering Duda too. Thoughts?

    Toodles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d take either bats

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Sale is dealing btw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He rarely doesn’t

  135. royce! says:
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    Your comment on the podcast re: Harper’s HR/FB rate sent me down a rabbit hole…Over the last 13 seasons, Ryan Howard has had the highest single season HR/FB rate- 39.5. All the other players who had HR/FB rates over 30 were much closer to 30, like Cust’s 31.7 rate in 2007. No one has had an over 30% rate since Howard did it for I think the third time in 2008. I think Howard’s might be the highest recorded rate but fangraphs only goes back like 13 years. I think Thome had the second highest with 35.4, but I’ve grown bored with this and don’t want to recheck that.

    Harper doesn’t strike me as a Jim Thome/Ryan Howard type, so I think you might be on to something…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I went looked after we got done with the cast and saw the same thing… You ever find that garlic spread?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t yet…where’d you find it again?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whole Paycheck

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Ah…I never make it there bc it’s not close and their parking lot sucks, but for the garlic spread, I’m there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s solid… It’s not Zankou, but it’s as close as I’ve tried

  136. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hey Grey, quick trade question:

    I trade Adam Jones and Colin McHugh for Felix

    Other OF’s:
    Harper
    Jupton
    Puig
    Marte
    Cargon

    Other Sp’s are:
    Kersahw
    Pineda
    Salazar
    Bauer
    Teheran

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: would you offer a different OF/SP combo from my list above for Felix?

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Id rather give up Cargo, Puig or Marte before Jones

  137. royce! says:
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    Also, re: HR/FB rates- Harper is not even the highest this season- Marte is. But his FB rate is under 20 so it’s not as obvious. Overall, 5 players are over 30% right now; at season’s end, I bet there will be zero.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw Marte there too… Agreed on zero too

  138. mzyptlk says:
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    I’m guessing a Friday sell of……Bryce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  139. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! for 6×6 Roto, Aoki, Gose or Fowler ROS ?? thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  140. Marc G. says:
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    I’ve got Alex Wood, and I know that yesterday was encouraging, but would I be better off ROS with Jason Hammel or even Syndergaard ? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough to say, I’d go with Wood’s track record

  141. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Drop Clippard for Jessee Chavez? Other closers are Britton, Gregerson, Cecil and Axford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Mitchell Freedman says:
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      @Mitchell Freedman: Other closers on my roster that is

  142. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    You think Doolittle will reclaim the job and/or be as affective topping out at 90 MPH?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Mitchell Freedman:

      I will say that Doolittle’s results have been very closely correlated with velocity over the years. When he’s in the 93+ range he’s good. When he drops below he’s been pretty bad. His fastball is very straight but he can definitely locate it so the extra zip is crucial. Hides the ball well. When it’s 90 still looks 93 but that is (quite literally) an average MLB fastball these days. When it’s 94 it looks like 97 on the black. I think it’s just a wait and see, unfortunately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  143. J-FOH says:
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    Masterchef…watch or not? I don’t want to spoil anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched, of course

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m craving apple pie like a mofo right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My reaction to show, “Who is the black electrician guy with the hat? Was he a last minute replacement?”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the show didn’t test well in the blue collar african american markets and they needed a boost

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The one who did the pecan apple pie that looks terrific was another that was like, huh? Who is that?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: some of them weren’t on the cook off but I guess won their battles, like the crazy grandma with the not so pretty but pretty tasty pie…hey that doesn’t sound right

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, the crazy grandma was fine, but I could tell why some of those people weren’t on the first episode…Bit boring…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I didn’t remember the guy that won the challenge, or as babys mama called him “the pretty one”

                    and can the drummer please not say rock n roll ever again.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The model guy? Yeah, he was a dulltard too… I think they need to focus on Kurt Rambis that looks like he has a gun in his locker and black mammie jambie…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      is that a basketball reference? i’m calling JB!

                      Its funny I watched Nightcrawler last night and the rambis guy could totally of been one of those guys

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes! That is exactly what I said to Cougs about the Rambis guy… He’s a killer…For sure! Nice background check, Fox!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I could totally see him shanking the annoying Chinese guy from LA

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Suspenders was SO annoying… Ugh, then he played the “I got bullied” card…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’ll show him a bully

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Can’t imagine why anyone would bully him

  144. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pujols/xander/edison for hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  145. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    10-team h2h

    Just got offered Gray for Dee. I kinda feel obligated to do on name alone based your insight over the years.

    SP is pretty solid: Harvey, Lester, Carrasco, Bauer, Buchholz, Ventura, Wada…

    Could play hot schmotato w/ 2b (LeMahieu, Panik, Miller, Jace, Pearce, Lawrie, etc.)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  146. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ellsbury/Ziegler for Price/Lucroy

    Ellsbury side leading in steals by over 25. Other side needs pitching

    Fair? Which side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  147. Fastpitch says:
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    Pollock on waivers, drop Souza for Him? Ant update on Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Gareth says:
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    Is McHugh droppable for streamers?

    Also, any news on Kazmir yet? Definitely DL bound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold McHugh

  149. Winthrop says:
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    Hamilton or McHugh?

    Which side you on in 5×5 h2h.

    Team averages ab 6-8 steals a week at the moment.

    Other pitchers are carrasco, Richards, archer, cole, and Salazar.

    Thanks for any feedback!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  150. dem ribbies says:
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    Jose Peraza getting a look in OF.

    If he sticks in CF, do you see him making the cut as an OF4 in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  151. Yahoo 12 team league standard 5×5

    Jake Arrieta and Shawn Tolleson
    or
    Marcus Semien and Chris Sale

    Current 3B is Moose.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Sale

  152. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey sorry to be a bother and thanks for the help in the forums but just want to double check before I pull the trigger on a potential trade I’ll offer tomorrow…

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    I have the 9th waiver priority and I’m trying to get Reyes by dropping Xander hopefully.. IF I don’t get Reyes then I’m wondering if I should do one of two things:

    1. Trade away Scherzer for HanRam straight up?
    1a) I’m also trying to package Brantley/Springer for Stanton from the same guy… so I’m hoping to pull off Scherzer, Brantley, Springer for his Hanley and Stanton? Do I win that trade still?

    2. Or should I forget trading for Hanley and keep Scherzer but then drop Xander for Alcides, Segura or even Correa when he gets the call up?

    What should I do?

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Bogaerts
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, G. Springer, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: R. Castillo
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: A. Rendon

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez, Fiers, Heston [streaming])

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Segura, yeah on Correa

  153. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Choo or Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  154. BlackBocks says:
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    Just traded Miggy ($42) for Dickerson ($10) and Harvey ($6). $5 inflation per year, 12 team OBP/QS league. I feel like I fleeced him…but either want an ego boost or a sad trombone sound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  155. PhilOssieB says:
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    Needing to add a bat and working on a package w/ a pitcher to get Donaldson. Who would you prefer to give up in a trade: Cole, Arrieta, Hamels, Harvey (redraft league)..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  156. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Kang or Alexei, or meh? Similar numbers last month but Kang with better batting average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  157. John says:
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    DOnt have room but if I need to grab another closer with my boxberger situation who best fill in? Ramos Axford or try to get edge with Hollands troubles and grab Davis?

    • John says:
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      @John: or Carson Smith as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  158. Bostero111 says:
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    Segura is coming off the DL on Friday. Should I drop Alcides Escobar for Segura? I need major help in SBs with Ellsbury on the DL right now. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you want

  159. Jack says:
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    Pick the best streamer:
    Colon v MIA (Phelps)
    Hutchinson @MIN (Nolasco)
    Roark @CIN (Marquis)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon

  160. The Wongest Yard says:
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    Would you trade Pollock for Hamilton if you needed steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  161. Tom says:
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    Can I trust Jorge de la Rosa (cut finger?) against the Phils to keep his ERA under 3.5 & WHIP under 1.2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Hey Razzball nation (and Grey, of course)…. A couple of questions (all regarding a 12 team 5×5 H2H 4 OF, 2 Util):

    1) Yelich is on waivers till tomorrow. I’m 7th in the order, so I don’t feel bad using the claim. Current outfielders are Marte, Cruz, Brantley, Cain (I heard White Lines the other day, and finally got the Cain…. Sugar reference) with Billy Burns on the bench. UTIL spots are taken by C. Santana and Hosmer, with Forsythe and Dannys Antana platooning in my MI spot, based on matchup/who is sitting. Is it worth dropping anyone to claim Yelich? Should I use the waiver claim, or hope to grab him in FA tomorrow?

    2) Should I just drop Santana to use his spot as a streamer, regardless? My leaguemates are quick to scoop up players (especially with upside), and I have been stung before by dropping players right as they are coming out of their funk. (If you have a player that is underperforming, chances are it is because I have him.)

    3) When using SoN – do you guys have a dollar value where you decide it is not worth streaming the pitcher? We’ve got a soft transaction limit – we start paying after 50 transactions, so I try not to get too crazy if I don’t have to. Where do you guys draw the line?

    4) I’ve been reading this site since I started playing fantasy 6 years or so ago – always appreciated the advice, but loved the comedy. I feel bad, because I feel like I should spread the razzball word, but I don’t want any of my league mates to get any of the good advice. I’ve worked out the cognitive dissonance by telling all of my “fantasy baseballer” who aren’t in my leagues about you guys. Hope that’s good enough!

    Thanks as always for the advice and for taking the time to respond…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Ha, nice… Lose Burns for Yelich 2) No 3) $0 is the point where I start worrying 4) No problem, thanks!

  163. James says:
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    Nelson vs the DBacks or Hahn vs the Yanks for tomorrow night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  164. Long Bawls says:
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    Which side would you go for:

    Harper/Soria vs. Kershaw/Springer?

    6×6 roto league with tiebreaker points for douchiness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  165. ray says:
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    After noon grey !! 2 questions A. I’m in a 12 team weekly points H2H al/nl league and Castro has been killing me at SS would you suggest Yunel Escobar n j. Turner are available free agents at SS would you drop castro for 1 of those 2? B. What’s up with Greg Holland… KC has had a rough stretch so I understand that but I also don’t want to miss out on grabbing a closer in tolleson would you drop holland, yelich or rusney to grab tolleson. Tolleson would b my 3 closer on my team I start 2. I hate carrying 3 closers but I’d hate to miss out. Thx for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Castro…Hold Holland for now

  166. tentyme says:
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    So how long do you suggest holding onto a guy that hasn’t scored more than 6 points in a week but once so far which is garbage in yelich. 14 -15 weeks of nothing roster locking that spot so far almost half the season so far while missing out on 100 other outfielders doing better. Is this another Dominic Brown from a couple years back the 1st 12 weeks he sucked them tore it up the last 8 weeks on our season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been hitting better recently

  167. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, are you a buyer for B Crawford and/or Paredes in 10-team standard mixed leagues ROS?

    I am currently rostering both and I need HR’s and RBI’s, not sure if I should drop either for hot schmotatoes/Plouffe. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

  168. Joeg414 says:
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    Streamer question : Please rate:
    Graveman vs NYY-5/29
    A.Warren vs A’s -5/31
    A.Colome vs LAA – 6/1
    mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming they’re all home… Graveman

  169. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Pederson or Blackmon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  170. Skeezix says:
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    D’Arnaud vs. Yadier ROS – who do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  171. MB says:
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    I have Soria, Grilli, wade Davis, boxberger as closers on my dynasty team and shit for SPs, 15 teams, 9 P daily moves.

    Cool to trade Greg Holland for Gio?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

  172. SnaggleTooth says:
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    12 team,5×5 standard, keeper, h2h categories

    a) Someone in my league wants to give me Chavez for Ortiz…yes or no?

    b) I know this is a wide open question…not looking for precision…if no on Chavez…what would a fair pitching trade be for Ortiz?

    Nice write up as always…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A) Seems fair B) Maybe try a little higher, Salazar maybe?

  173. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Is Rodon ownable in a 10 team roto? More than anything, I need help on ERA and WHIP. I’m staring at the following guys on waivers:

    Hendricks
    Brett Anderson
    McCullers
    Roark
    Desclafani
    Rubby
    Shaw/McAllister (I’m an Allen owner)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  174. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Davis just missed a homer on a Sale slider earlier and then got one against lefty Z. Duke. That can’t be bad.

    Cue Queen singing: CRUSH….AHHHHHHHHHHHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH….he’ll save every one of us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, except that I streamed Duke for a cheap save, which didn’t happen

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Cue sad trombone

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The saddest of trombones

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Dude in my league did the same thing. We’re battling for first so these little victories are pleasing.

        Especiallyas I considered grabbing Duke just before he did.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: nice song drop…I have that soundtrack on vinyl

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        You can play Hawkman in the remake.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: thats a first and I love it!

  175. The Great Knoche says:
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    good news is Tommy Field is not at 2nd base tonight.

    Bad news is neither is Deshields, he’s in center.

    Worse news is no Leonys again.

    No news is Adam Rosales is at 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  176. trigger cut says:
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    Zobrist or stupid awful crappy Xander Bogaerts at SS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Gah! Wrong answer! God, I hate Xander and his worthless 0-4s. I just want to drop him so badly! Looking for any excuse!

        *takes deep breath*

        But I get it. He’s too talented to be this mediocre all year long. I’ll hold.

        Thanks Grey, you handsome oracle you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, you can lose him if you like

        • Gareth says:
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          @trigger cut: I had him last year and he was cold on my team forever. I drop him and he has a super hot last month and a half.

  177. hankp101 says:
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    Rank ROS in a 5×5: Hendricks, C. Anderson, Tanaka. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  178. eric says:
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    trade my Donaldson for his stanton? tough with how Donaldson is hitting right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  179. Jupton says:
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    I need steals tonight. Who has a better chance at a steal? Rajai Davis, Billy Burns, or Anthony Goose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

  180. booya says:
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    Strasburg or Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  181. ME says:
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    H2H 12 team Dynasty League.. Someone wants to send me either Cano or CarGon for Jansen. Do either of those guys tempt you? Or just do I just avoid at all costs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  182. Bye Felicia says:
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    Came for the Harry Carey blurb, wasn’t disappointed.

    Comatose 80’s cubs fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  183. Brett says:
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    Please rank liriano fiers gio and Quintana

    Is this a good time to buy Cecil? Has gotten an opportunity in a while. Or is Toronto this bad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them… Sure, buy Cecil

  184. Jim says:
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    I’m considering trading Burnett for Dozier. I have Zobrist already, but seems like a good time to sell high…agree or do you think Burnett can continue to be dominant ( obviously I expect at least some regression…) ?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Jim: no one’s taking Burnett for Dozier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side, not really close

  185. TDub says:
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    Looking at Pearce, but will he get the PT? Davis is locked in at 1b (& Machado healthy this year – last year his injury opened the door for Pearce), Paredes is at DH (started all 3 games at 2b over Pearce in Miami so Buck loves him best), Schoop is back soon (& Flaherty’s back now) so 2b will be full. So he’ll be competing for 2 non-Jones OF slots vs. Snider/D Young/Lough (who are admittedly bad)… I can use him as a 2b sitting 1x/week, but not 3x/week – what do you think? Thanks!

    • Gareth says:
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      @TDub: ride pearce while he’s playing then move onto the next schmotato.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop’s back next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Irrelevant outside of AL-Only leagues

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Pearce is likely going to be on the small side of a platoon in the outfield with Snider, and may spell Davis against a few lefties here and there.

            Don’t see him anymore at 2nd with Flaherty and EvCab both back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, Pearce can out play both with his bat pretty easily

  186. Great White North says:
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    My wife is six years older than me.
    Can I legally call her Cougs?
    Will there be consequences?
    If so, hold or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cougar is only 2 1/2 years older than me… If she’s a day older, she’s a cougar

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: A cougar is a sexy middle aged sexually active woman while a lazy frost bitten bitchy one is a cow. The cow has no age requirement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prey on the Cougar

        • Great White North says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: The Coug/Cow Conundrum: some days you just flip a coin.

          My cougs often rminds me that I am going through man-o-pause. This makes my face red and sweaty, proving her point.

  187. Lonestar3 says:
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    Was offered B. Hamilton and Wacha for my Marte and Betances. Not a holds league, just 5×5 with QS and OBP.

    Leading the league in all offensive categories but steals and am middle of the pack in pitching with Kluber, Ross, Fister, Cashner, Anderson, Paxton, and Rubby as my SP.

    Thanks in advance. I promise I’ll spread the word of your site after I repeat this year.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Lonestar3: I don’t like it. Matte could swipe 40 bags and hit close to 30 bombs. SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  188. JP says:
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    Grey-6×6 AL only R, RBI, AVG, OBP, SB, HR….Cespedes or Leonys Martin ROS? Is it close?

    • Gareth says:
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      @JP: not close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis, not really

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JP: Cespedes not even close

  189. Sir says:
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    Matt Duffy or Aaron Hill?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Sir: neither?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sir: Frankeninfidel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  190. Gareth says:
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    Petricka with the save today.

    That was a blast from the past. Oh how much fun we had last year with the White Sox Petricka / Putnum closer guessing game.

  191. E says:
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    Sale and Machado for Bryant, Pineda, and Garrett Richards?

    • Gareth says:
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      @E: Sale & Macho

      • E says:
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        @Gareth: Would you feel different if it was Bryant, Pineda, and J. Zimmerman?

        • Gareth says:
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          @E: No

          • E says:
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            @Gareth: thanks

            • Gareth says:
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              @E: No Worries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  192. Gareth says:
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    Roark or Wada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada

  193. Jim says:
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    Adam Jones and Arrieta for Bryce Harper? Thoughts and feelings on that?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Jim: I like Harper a lot, however the trade is reliant on Bryce keeping up his torrid pace and not crashing into a wall at some point. Purely based on the consistent safety of Jones and the excellence of Arrieta, I’d take the Jones / Arrieta side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • Jim says:
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        @Gareth and @Grey

        Since I know you’re dying to know, I proposed that trade (I have Jones/Arrieta). And I was countered back with this…

        Marcus Semien
        Harper
        Soler
        Carlos Rodon
        Shelby Miller

        for

        Jones
        Springer
        Rendon
        Syndergaard
        Arreita

        Well there goes that one. I guess he’s send me a message. Good stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  194. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pujols for stras?

    • Gareth says:
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      @herschel: Strasburg. Hopefully he’s the next starter who wakes up and suddenly realizes he’s an ace.

      Not sure why I’m hoping for that. I don’t own him anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  195. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Harper/Jace or McCutch/Desmond ?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Cohen: Dread Pirate Tutu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  196. Oppo Taco says:
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    start or sit paxton vs CLE (Kluber) tonight ?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Sadly, a Lefty Against the Tribe is a must start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  197. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks Grey, worth holding on to Cishek in a dynasty league for saves at some point?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Jaymz: Cishek looks broken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

    • PhilOssieB says:
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      @Jaymz: Keep an eye on Wittgren in dynasty. I think he’ll be the Marlins closer by next year if not sooner.

      • Jaymz says:
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        Thanks a lot

  198. Chris says:
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    Kazmir, Wada and Roark are on waivers……..bottom of my staff is Quintana, Chase Anderson, Hughes and Chavez. Should any of my guys be swapped out? H2H pts league. Thanks.

    • Gareth says:
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      @Chris: Definitely Hughes. Roark would be the add.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada, Roark… Hughes, Quintana

  199. jal179 says:
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    Just dealt Fat Abert for Carrasco.

    Real quick, need to add Yasmany as insurance to Teix as my CI…

    Who to drop Avisail or Yelich as my 5th OF starter? 10 teamer redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need insurance ay CI

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Good point…. I’m gonna try Yasmany for awhile instead of YElich… my team is run and Avg heavy but could use some RBI help.

        My league seems to avoid cold types like Yelich so I think I can renab him… a dinger last night might suggest BoyMan is heating up

  200. Dave says:
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    Is there a way to send you a PM from this site?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For what?

      • Dave says:
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        @Grey: I’m lining up guest lecturers in a baseball-related college course I regularly teach. I’m thinking about using Sam Walker’s book in the fall and wondered if you might be interested in saying something about it (or a closely-related topic). Ever done that sort of thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do I need to leave my bubble?

          • Dave says:
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            @Grey: if your bubble is the size of LA, then no, you don’t. If you want more details, feel free to contact me. I can tell you about some of the past guests, the dates I have available, and so forth. If you’re not interested, no worries.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, email me at grey at razzball dot com with the deets…

  201. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Cervelli is the new Suzuki bats .300 but still can’t pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  202. stuff says:
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    So are Duda and Hosmer for real? Are these now top 10ish 1B options in most leagues?

    I know Duda was pretty good last year too, but I didn’t have need of a 1B then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed on them from the preseason

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    Davis!

    And Eaton with the Bangfizzle today. Own ’em both so not complaining.

    Is it a Golden Bangfizzle if a guy leads off the game with a home run and then does nada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Imagine he would’ve led off the first game of the DH with a bangfizzle

  204. Kia says:
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    Are you starting Bolsinger tomorrow @ cards seams kind of risky should I do it??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  205. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    net saves and holds 16 team dynasty roto. strop and duke just dropped. either of them over barrett? (duke doesn’t have good K/BB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: yeah, stick with barrett’s seemingly huge upside then.

  206. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Haaaaaaaaaaaa… “More spunk than Seimen” I almost choked on my chicken parm. Hysterical. Good stuff. You ever come to NY drinks are on me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Jake!

  207. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Man, what happened to the Red Sox. They’re bottom 10 in every offensive SABR stat. Too old and fat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts, Pedroia, Rusney, etc aren’t players that carry a team, they’re pieces in a larger puzzle… That’s what there offense is… Pieces, no whole

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hanley? Papi? Panda? Lesser extent Napoli?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You just named three guys that did nothing in May… Panda and Hanley hurt, Papi old

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            what’s the forecast for June?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sunny with a chance for Hanley, hopefully

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: I’ll take that forecast. Just homered for the first time in forever, it feels like.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh thank god! I need him to carry my NFBC team

  208. GhostTownSteve says:
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    also….spider sense prediction. Brett Lawrie hits a home run tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, he’s killing me in a few places

      • The Lebowskis says:
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        Grey, Razzball is awesome. Thanks for the best source I’ve found for fantasy baseball.

        Thoughts on Paredes or Lawrie ROS? Thanks dude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Paredes

  209. Jrue says:
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    Cain or Machado ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  210. Jaymz says:
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    Need W’s bad and forgot to add a streamer before today’s games, think CJ tonight against Detroit is a solid plug-in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  211. The Fridge says:
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    Trade away Duda for Plouffe + Bolsinger?

    • The Fridge says:
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      @The Fridge: i would be dropping Frias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  212. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, rizzo/arrieta for prince/felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  213. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Is it officially time to dump Xander? He followed up his encouraging 4-4 day with a stretch of 0-12 ending in him getting plunked and leaving the game tonight.

    I could replace him with Alex Guerrero at my MI slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can try it, sure

  214. J-Money says:
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    Evening from the east coast G,

    Nice to see your fanbase growing! So I’ve been rolling with Wilson Ramos behind the dish thus far in my 6v6 OPS league, decent value from pick #231. Weiters and D’Arnaud are both available in the FA pool. Would you replace Ramos with either/throw one in your utility spot over Forsythe (he’s been holding down MI while Segura recovers)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Travis, drop Ramos

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: One more, in another league, 10 team 5×5, who are you dropping for Yelich: Polanco, Maybin or DeShields?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Polanco

  215. The JoGarza says:
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    Ubaldo, Rubby, Chavez, J.Nelson, B.Anderson the correct ranking? Got to eventually drop one of them. 12-team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks right

  216. henncoop says:
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    I had an offer since pulled because I delayed while on vacation.
    I was offered Carasco, Vogt & C Carter for Trumbo, Kipnis, & Kazmir (unsure of shoulder situation)
    I felt like Trumbo & Kipnis was a lot to give up to get my coveted Carasco
    What do you think if you would Mr Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, doesn’t sound great

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: is the offer any better with Harrison instead of Carter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It makes it better with Harrison

  217. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you watching eduardo? anything for us sawx fans to get excited about?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks terrific, but I think it’s a spot start

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: really? cant see kelly and his 97 mph fastball sticking in the rotation much longer…they need a spark.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah could be

          • The JoGarza says:
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            @Grey:

            BOS infield defense helped him on a couple of hard hits balls, and strike zone was slightly generous, but still looked great. Might hang on to see if they reward him with another start.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • @Grey: Word is he’ll stay in the rotation. I grabbed him in a “bench him & see” basis – I wish I’d started him. but at Arlington and against a red hot texas lineup I benched him. Seemed sensible at the time. :facepalm

  218. herschel says:
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    @Grey: not sure if youre a wutang fan, but raekwon and ghostface are playing downtown la this summer. slow news day.

  219. Pope says:
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    Grey, thanks for the Archer lead right after I traded him haha.

    12 team ESPN standard 5×5 Roto, is this ranking correct?

    Chavez, Fiers, Rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks man!

        • Pope says:
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          @Pope: whoa accidental exclamation point

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  220. SteveO says:
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    Trade Rodon for Schields?

    • SteveO says:
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      *Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  221. Justin says:
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    Do you think Prince keeps it going? Maybe looking at a career year? Definitely finishes better than Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Pujols, not a career year

  222. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, H2H pts, Kang or Aybar ROS?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  223. Jon says:
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    CarGo over Soler, Bruce or Avi Garcia?

  224. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ian needs to join his brethren Josh and Brandon on the hodgepadre disgraceful list.
    Something just isn’t right.

    Mostly that he is on some of my rosters.

  225. herschel says:
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    John Farrell said after Thursday’s masterpiece in his major league debut that he certainly expects Eduardo Rodriguez to remain in the Red Sox rotation.

  226. Strasburg/Vogt/Hosmer for their Adam Jones?

    I have Yan Gomes too, but is that too much. Is Strasburg/Vogt for Adam Jones fair?

  227. Giggles McCougherson says:
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    Yo giggles,

    I was offered Tulo and Kluber for Harper. 10 team, 1 yr league. I’m in first with the best hitters and meh pitching. Would you take this? Thanks.

  228. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, c mart and samardzija for stras?

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