The other day the Astros signed the coveted Cuban refugee, Yulieski Gourriel.  One time!  Yulieski is as apple pie as a Canadian tenor group making a political statement during the All-Star Game.  He’s 32 years old.  If he went by YuGo, that would make him the newest car in Cuba.  “Bueno Model T, amigo!  Now, tell me about this Ford Taurus I hear so much about.”  You know who a 32-year-old Cuban immediately reminds me of?  Hector Olivera and Alex Guerrero.  Sloppy comparison maybe.  Hey, that gives me an idea.  Whenever doing a sloppy comparison between players who just happen to be Cuban, we should call them Sloppy Jose’s.  We need a similar term for when making a sloppy comparison between Japanese players; please suggest in the comments.  As for Gourriel, yeah, I don’t see much here.  I watched video of him, and he looks like a 15 HR, 6 SB, .260 hitter, which is Hector Olivera.  I’m sorry, but those Sloppy Joses make sense sometimes.  This Gourriel signing obviously delays Bregman’s arrival, so boo, you mothereffer, boo.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .346.  Lot of power from a tiny guy, until you realize he has super-robot strength because he’s a remake of Small Wonder.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, a grand slam, hitting .212.  Not bad for a guy that seemingly retired 18 months ago.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.25.  He’s actually pitching slightly better this year, according to his strikeouts, though, um, yeah, not too many of us play in leagues with one category.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .304.  Was announced Valencia will see a reduced amount of playing time with Ryon Healy (1-for-4, homered on Saturday) called up, but Valencia may only be playing for the A’s for a few more days, since he’s a hot commodity on the trade market.  Speaking of which, what a pee-poor trading market.  As for Healy, Ralph in his top rookies of the 2nd half, said about Healy, “Should provide a little pop, with average and on base. He’s shown the ability to do all three the last two and a half seasons across three levels.  Though I wouldn’t expect the slugger we saw in AA early this term.  In unrelated news, Grey sucks balls.”  Hey!  What’s that all about?

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  You know who would like to trade for him?  Diamondbacks’ GM Dave Stewart!

Rich Hill – Left his start with a blister on his pitching hand.  “Dave Stewart, did you know that blisters contain whispers?  Here…”  Changes voice to sound pipsqueaky, “This is Rich Hill’s blister talking and I really want to play in Arizona.  Maybe we can work out a deal for Jake Lamb?”

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .237.  “No, Dave Stewart, we’re not going to throw in Semien.”  Listens, then, “You’re not talking about the player?  Oh.  You’re trying to have a baby?  Hmm.”

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .239.  Speaking of crap averages for ex-Rockies players, guess who goes to Coors today?  And you know I just picked up Dickerson in every league I needed him.

Matt Moore – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.33.  The Rays’ fan who brought the K placards to the game feels totally useless now.  Way to bring down a guy’s self-esteem, Moore!

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4 with his 20th and 21st homers.  Ah, the King of the Solo Homer strikes again.  Next All-Star Game, I have a pregame activity, have runners on each base then let Longoria and Freeman bat to see who can hit the most sac flies.  Nothing more exciting than a sac fly contest.  Nothing.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  Tillman’s having one of those seasons where you get to September, he has an ERA under 3.50 and you’re like, “Why again didn’t I own him all year?  Hello, mirror reflection, answer me!”

Dylan Bundy – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER as he received a spot start.  Bundy didn’t even last the five count.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .243.  If he were to have one additional hit a week this year, he’d be hitting .285, and everyone would own him.*  *No actual math done for this blurb, but the sentiment remains.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4 with his 11th homer.  I was thisclose to picking him up for yesterday’s game.  One thing that stopped me, he wasn’t available on waivers.  Next year, I’m playing in a one-person league with eleven fake email aliases like Snafu Larry.

Matt Shoemaker – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.08 vs. James Shields 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.10.  This was a matchup hailed by fantasy baseballers pre-game as, “Oh, hell no, these guys killed me all year,” then was renamed after the game as, “Aw, c’mon, where the hell was that when I owned you?”  As for The Cobbler, I said I’d own him two-plus months ago, and still would.  As for Shields, he was facing the Ghost Bat Angels and I wouldn’t trust him.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .248.  He might have a year here and there under 27 homers and 100 RBIs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s like Ortiz, and rides a productive season into the sunset.  Never bet against a Pujols.  That’s also advice a toilet gave to his son.

Luis Perdomo – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 7.36.  Fun fact!  Perdomo is the town in Italy where that guy is from that is sleeping with your wife.

Edwin Jackson – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 1 Hit, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.76, in his first start with the Padres.  Well, pitching for the Padres won’t hurt, but Edwin needs a lot more than ‘won’t hurt’ to not hurt.  You feel me?  Okay, now stop.  Seriously, that’s weird.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  He went into the break with some hot schmotato action brewing in one of those 30-second Tasty videos, and it looks like he might be continuing it.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.05.  Sung a’la Janis Joplin, “Samardzija is just another name for you’re starting him when you have nothing left to lose.”

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.64.  Nooooooo!  You let Samardzija sneeze on you!

Santiago Casilla – 0 IP, 2 ER on Saturday, and I immediately attempted to pick up Sergio Romo.  Unfortch, ‘nothing comes between me and my Sergios’ is not accurate, because he was gone already.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 7.18.  That’s a solid, great, adjective start!  Do it again for another month and I’ll consider you.

David Price – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.36.  God forbid any of my starters were to get a little momentum.  Here’s to Price being the best pitcher from July 23rd forward.

Michael Fulmer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  Taillon, Giolito, Glasnow, Urias, sexy pitching prospect, sexy pitching prospect, and Fulmer comes up and dominates.  Yeah, you figure out pitching prospects.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .304.  When I named him my sleeper of the year in the preseason *blows knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt, realizes there was ink on knuckles that is now on shirt, curses*  I expected his power to mature, which it has, but I’m surprised by the average, but could see it ending closer to .275.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.97.  Now has two Quality Starts in a row, and, not coincidentally, hasn’t tried to shank anyone in that time.

Joakim Soria – 0 IP, 2 ER.  Wade Davis can’t come back soon enough.  Oh, wait, he is back.  That’s right, he pitched in a meaningless game on Saturday as So-Sorry-a threw away Sunday’s game.

Tanner Roark – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Just think back to April when you were asking me if you should pick him up and I said, “Yes, my over-the-internet friend.”  We’re moving towards August and Roark’s ERA is under 3.00.  Mr. Roark’s on his own fantasy island this year.

Reynaldo Lopez – Will be called up by the Nats to start on Tuesday.  He’s a big-time prospect with a mid-90s MPH fastball that can hit straight-boing type levels.  So, why am I so ho-hum?  I don’t want to be jaded, ya’ll!  But is Dusty really going to start him more than once?  I’d take a flyer, but expect nothing beyond a sport start.  To read more, he was in Prospector Ralph’s top rookies for the 2nd half thing-a-ma-whatsie.

Daniel Murphy – Hit a home run yesterday as a pinch hitter, but hasn’t started with a hamstring injury that he sustained in the All-Star Game.  Seeing his ex-manager, Terry Collins, must’ve caused a psychosoMetic injury.

Gerrit Cole – 4 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Burp, but it was his first game back.  You should’ve used some activersion, apparently.  Might be a chance to buy him low.

Gregory Polanco – Still out with a hamstring injury that happened prior to the All-Star break.  I’m all for joining hands in the form of a decagon and praying hard, but I think the DL writing is on the wall when a guy doesn’t get into an 18-inning game, so can we go ahead and DL him before Hurdle gets any stupid ideas about pinch-hitting with him and messing up the backdating of his DL stint?

Starling Marte – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (32).  This seems kinda impossible when I put it this way, but if he reaches my 2nd half projections from my top 100, he’ll have a 15/48 season.  Whoa.

Adam Frazier – 3-for-6, 1 run.  With Polanco likely headed to the DL, Frazier should see more playing time, since no one in Pitt wanted to play Josh Bell.  Frazier is a SAGNOF play.  He had zero homers this year in the minors with 20 SBs.

Chad Kuhl – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Like this really great credit card I rang up $16,000 on, I have zero interest in Kuhl for these first few months.

Jameson Taillon – Will return to the rotation on Tuesday, after battling what the Pirates called shoulder fatigue, but I called “limiting innings on a young pitcher.”  Tomato-tomato said with a different emphasis.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Okay, I’m sold.  What I now say about McCarthy is, ‘Commie get him!’

Clayton Kershaw – Has not ruled out returning next weekend.  Wearing the crown was one thing, but now that he’s started ‘ruling’ on things, it’s a bit much, no?

A.J. Pollock – Cleared to hit off a tee and hopes to play this year.  If he’s planning on playing in a T-ball game, I believe he will play this year.  If he wants to play in the majors, he won’t be ready until September and then the out-of-contention Diamondbacks would have to be fools to let him play.  Now that I put it that way, Pollock will likely play.

Jake Barrett – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save after Tyler Clippard got Kazaam’d all over his face with a 1/3 IP, 3 ER outing.  J. Barrett is the weakest link on Bloodline — why does she have an English accent?  No one argues with Coach Taylor with an English accent, ever! — whereas Jake Barrett could be the closer of the future, once the Diamondbacks realize they are playing for the future.  Those hurting for saves, I’d grab Barrett.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .302.  I souv-likey that Lamb so damb much!

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Does it feel like I only mention this guy when he pitches a good game, yet I don’t mention him that much?  Put it together; his ERA is 4.49 with a 1.51 WHIP.

Justin Turner – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 2nd homer this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  He’s like Sabathia without the odd backstory told over a glass of milk with multiple apologies.  The thought of Wainwright conjures up gumdrops and rainbow cobwebs shooting out of spider anuses as they pull down their Bermuda shorts, but the reality is Wainwright isn’t really that good anymore — under 7 K/9, 4+ xFIP.  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator with him and not start him in every game.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.45.  Is this the worst the Cardinals’ pitching has looked in decades?  I think it might be.  Dave Duncan is rolling over in his indoor/outdoor tent.  Duncan likes to simulate camping in his living room.  What?

John Lamb – 2 IP, 9 ER.  If Mary had this Lamb, Mary would’ve followed Elliott Smith’s lead with a Ginsu.

Dan Straily – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.07 vs. Zach Davies – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Both of these pitchers are the types to reward those in deep leagues where they have to start them, but, in shallower leagues where you have to pick and choose matchups, they will be nothing but trouble like that terrible movie that produced Tupac’s first appearance on a song.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Not saying I wouldn’t own him, but we both know he’s going to give up six earned the moment you trust him.

Yu Darvish – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks in his first start back from the DL.  There’s one way to go K-put.  Darvish reminds me of that awful(ly terrific) 90s movie, Threesome, where Lara Flynn Boyle says something like, “He’s terrific in the sack, for about two minutes at a time.”  That’s Darvish.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  For people who know what xFIP is and do research on players, Hamels is likely not someone you want.  However, if your research is who ESPN features in highlights and players you’ve heard of, Hamels is likely an ace in your eyes.  This is a case where it would’ve paid to pay less attention.

Nomar Mazara – 0-for-3, hitting .231 in the month of July with zero homers.  He has two homers, zero steals and a .254 average in the last 142 ABs across two months.  Mazara’s gonna be a good one, but in redraft leagues, you can likely do better.

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.   Anyone else want to call him Naquin the Chef?  Just me?  Okay.  Looks like Naquin took a hot bat into the break and came out the other side with that same hot bat.  Yes, I’m sad Rajai went from a top 20 fantasy outfielder to a lefty platoon guy.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and a slam (15) and legs (6).  I desperately (completely and unequivocally not desperately) tried to get Kipnis in my top 100 for the 2nd half, but alas.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer.  Ready to have your head explode like you have a watermelon for a head and Gallagher is nearby?  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Napoli is a top 50 overall player.  That’s not for just hitters.

Josh Tomlin – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  Right now, in that Scout league we sponsored in the preseason, I’m in 2nd and have started Tomlin just about the whole season.  Tomlin’s the type of pitcher you will never tell anyone has been the reason your team is doing well, but he does help.

Max Kepler – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Yes, you should own him.  Yes, right now.  Why are you looking behind you?  I’m talking to you.

Michael Conforto – Recalled from Triple-A Vegas, where he played The Price is Right slots at the airport and had to take pictures with a bachelorette party.  I grabbed Conforto in one league where I really need an outfielder.  How bad did I need an outfielder?  I’m still rocking Rajai and had Tyler Collins.

Jacob deGrom – 9 IP, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  What kind of animal would I be to complain about a one-hitter since he only got seven Ks?  A jackal because the Native American, Chief Cunning With The Ol’ Stereotype, said a jackal is a greedy animal?  Fine, then, yes, I’m a jackal!  A jackal who wants Ks!

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-3 and a slam (16) and legs (3).  A jackal that would’ve loved to own Granderson instead of every hitter I did own.  Was it me or was there no offense yesterday?  I had a few 2-for-26’s going into the late games.  Lowercase yay.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .267.  Asdrubal has been almost exactly where the lines of meh, bleh and waiver wire fodder intersect.

Lucas Duda – Hoping to return to baseball activities soon.  He said, “I can’t wait to spit and scratch myself in public again.”

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Damn, Gray is one sexy beast when he wants to be.  Like when he wears that beret that angled just right makes it look like he has two mustaches.  Oh, and Jon Gray is good too.  Sometimes.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Videotape of this game was sent to all major league teams, then all major league teams met at the Padres’ front office, the only team still with a VCR.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-3, run and his 9th steal.  As I said just before the break, it’s hard to know who’s going to be a hot schmotato coming out of the break due to the time off, but Inciarte has multiple hits in two of three games.

Arodys Vizcaino – Hit the DL with a “Jesus, can’t you stay healthy long enough for us to trade you?”  Or, more commonly referred to as an oblique strain.  “Our money” is on Jim Johnson to close.  Our money is in quotes because that’s what fantasy sites write when there’s absolutely no one to blame when they’re wrong.  Don’t you love that?  “Our money” is on Keuchel being great.  “Our money” is code for faceless advice from unknown sources.  Any hoo!  I’d guess Johnson will be the closer too, as I said on Friday in my Fantasy Baseball Buy.  Mauricio Cabrera has the goods to close too.  “Our money” says so.

  1. Christian Herman says:
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    A VCR reference!

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: I’m old enough to remember Laser disk and beta max.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: I grew up with 8 tracks and reel to reel..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think anyone grew up with 8 tracks b/c they were only popular for about 3 years, unless you were a quick grower upper

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey: LOL, I was 16 when I bought my 8 track player for my car..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And 18 when obsolete?

  2. Scott says:
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    Great to have ya back post ASG.

    Pick 2 ROS: Carlos Gomez, Nomar Mazara, Michael Conforto, Max Kepler, Corey Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Kepler, Gomez

  3. J-FOH says:
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    Any Japan player must start with sroppy

    • knucks says:
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      @J-FOH: Hahha, agree with JFOH

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @J-FOH: Sroppy Wong

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: what happened. I was drunk last night

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Asian flush

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: full house

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Flush with queens

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Quick and sloppy comparisons of Japanese players: Ramen Twins

    Ex: I could look up Maeda’s Japanese league numbers and try to extrapolate to MLB to come up with a projection, but instead I’m gonna be lazy and just say he is Iwakuma’s Ramen Twin.

  5. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey

    Dynasty team:
    who would you drop to add Kepler? i have too many corners
    C Contreras
    1B JTurner JAbreu CCarter
    2B Schoop
    3B Villar Rendon
    SS Lindor Crawford
    OF Trumbo KDavis KMorales
    Util Espinosa
    DL JDMart + Fowler

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nick: Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Agree with F

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Always a privilege and a pleasure to read your stuff, especially Monday morning. As good as a Dino Bravo or Dick Everhard role (you choose)! Top caste on the Indian Subcontinent.

    a. On Longo, haha! The Sac Fly contest would have to have Andre Dawson clones in all outfield positions at a maximum distance of 300ft from home plate AND the runners on base have to be a clone of Casey McGehee (he’s with the Toledo MudHens btw, made it back safely from the KBO I see) AND the runners must go, no waiting for the approval or pat on the shoulder of the 3B coach. One or two would score, max! Yawnstippating!

    b. On Bundy! What a disastrous start, he gave up a HR in each of the first three innings – to Longo in the 1st, to Arcia (2-run shot) in the 2nd and to Miller in the 3rd (a solo shot). Rostered Miller and Bundy – the good, the bad and the ugly of my RCL yesterday.

    c. On Perdomo, his name changed automatically after this start to Perdono – begging forgiveness to friends, family and ‘ballers for the bad start.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 18)

    Citizen calling 911: Watch where you’re goin’,a You’re gonna get yourself killed! Yeah,I’m calling to report – There’s a man covered in blood in the middle of the street.
    911 Operator: – covered in blood!
    Citizen calling 911: – There’s a guy in the street! – He’s in the middle of traffic. – He’s all bloody! –
    911 Operator: We already know,sir,we’ve had dozens of calls. We have officers en route.
    Police officer: Hey! Sir. Hey,watch out. Stop,hey. Are you all right? Do you know where you are? Sir?
    Victim / Potential Pepetrator covered in blood: India 2301.
    Police officer: Requesting backup at the intersection of First and Elm. Got a male adult covered in blood wandering in the street.
    Victim / Potential Pepetrator covered in blood: India 2301.
    Police officer: Air 21 and other ground units responding. Lieutenant,I knew time was a factor.
    Horatio: You’re sure it’s not his blood?
    Police officer: EMTs gave him a clean bill of health. The man doesn’t have a scratch on him.
    Horatio: What’s your name,son?
    Victim / Potential Pepetrator covered in blood: I don’t know.
    Horatio: Okay. You’re covered in blood. How did that happen?
    Victim / Potential Pepetrator covered in blood: It’s hazy. I c– I can’t remember how I got here. I,I don’t even know who I am.
    Horatio: What do you remember?
    Victim / Potential Pepetrator covered in blood: Killing somebody. But I don’t know who.
    Horatio: Open your mouth.
    Ryan: I ran his prints. There’s no hits on AFIS. DNA’s a bust,too. His tox screen came back negative,as well,so he’s not on anything.
    Tripp: Maybe he’s telling the truth. Maybe he really can’t remember anything.
    Horatio: I don’t know,if you ask me,amnesia is a pretty convenient lie.
    Tripp: So you think he’s faking?
    Horatio: That’s for the department psychologist to decide. Until then,all we have to go on (cue the queue of sunglasses) is what’s on his body.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Hehe B. Ouch C. Ha, nice D. Awesome

  7. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Good to have the recaps back!! Hey, did you say something about Choo getting injured? I think you did. Well, thanks for that! 0-3 for starts coming out of the break!

    Hmm… Grichuk is available and he seems to be hitting pretty well. Let me search Razzball for him. Oh, here’s something from 7/11: “Unlike many hot schmotatoes going into the break, I would grab Grichuk right now and hold him through the break. He could have a 15+ homer 2nd half, and is worth owning in all leagues.” And that’s me quoting you, Grey! I’m going pick him up.

    So no Choo question, but a pitching question if I may. Taillon coming off the DL. Are you starting him Tuesday? If you would, I need to activate him and drop one of these fringy guys: Ryu, Manea, Bradley (AZ), or Glasnow (NA). Thoughts?

    Thanks Grey. Have a great week!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Id lose Bradley

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks for the feedback, JW1F! Bradley was the most recent add, and he’s returned a couple of QS. Albeit the last one looks like he got a little lucky. One vote for Archie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Yeah, of course he would get injured…. I’d start Taillon, and lose Bradley

  8. your mom says:
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    In a keeper (keep forever), is starling marte that much more valuable than chris davis? my of are j.up/marte/melvin upton/polanco. my 1b is pujols. i have villar for speed at ss. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @your mom: Marte is a top 15 player, Davis is a top 35 player

  9. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    Judging by what happened when I googled sloppy + Japanese we’re going to get some pretty effed up attempts at this glossary term.

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – nice write up. In my very close 12 team redraft, I’ve been holding off filling my 1 open spot ( + have been holding a streamer) because I finally have a really good waiver priority, which I’ve been saving for Bregman.

    1. In light of the Gourriel signing, would you still hold for another week or two to grab Breg or Gour (whoever is up first), or would you use your waivers on guys who can help now – such as Naquin, Tyler Anderson, Janiowski, Manea (great over last 30), Giolito (?), Arodys (?).

    2. I have Trea as a bench bat/steals guy. I light of Dusty playing time concern, is Jankowski and his 16 SB already a better option?

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    My league is 15 teams with lited innings and limited starts on offense as well. My starting lineup is
    Travis darnaud
    Pujols
    Addison russel
    Kyle seager
    Corey seager
    Mookie
    Wil myer
    Duvall
    Flex is boagarts.
    My bench deshizz, c dickerson, and kepler. My offense is leading in rbi and homeruns. Steals are down to the wire. Im Fourth in runs. But I been in first all season. Not since my pitching slowed down I dropped to 2nd for 2 days now.
    Arrieta, noah, rodon, lackey, hill.
    britton,papelbon, ziegler,thornbug, bedrosian, bundy.
    What should I do. Drop dickerson for someone, or drop bundy for lopez fulmer or barret., any other ideas I can use. I feel I need pitching help until my guys get healthy.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ganggreenn: Deshizz, Dickerson and Bundy can all go to fill needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ganggreenn: Drop Bundy for Fulmer, drop DeShizz for Barrett

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @Grey: isnt deshizz coming back anytime soon. Or is he doing bad in triple A. I dont mean fulmer from detroit. It is the fulmer from white sox.

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @ganggreenn: @Grey: I meant 16 team league, and its a keeper were you have to sign the players on the 3rd year. I cant really trade because I got my guys for a 9$ and less noah,boagarts, corey seager, 12$ on wil myers, and arrietta under a 3yr contract for 20$. I have schwarber for 4$. I paid 52$ for mookie and someone else paid 83$ on trout. Any advice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then hold

          • ganggreenn says:
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            @Grey: when I look at delino in triple A he isnt doing bad. Should I pick up barret and drop bundy or corey dickerson, or thornbug. Im in second place so needs are anything. Im not behind in any catagory. Saves are close , strikeouts are close. My era is starting to go down but its still first . Its a opinion I need in who is just worth more. Who will give me better production. I gues since im first in rbi ,homeruns and 3rd in runs , middle of the pact in ave, so I could drop dickerson for him if its worth it. I dont want to start dickerson in coors because id have to bench duvall. If I should keep dickerson just until he leaves coors then I dont mind doing it now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Drop Bundy

  12. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    A) I think the K-Ball Bunt King contest gives your proposed Sac Fly Contest a run for its money in the excitement department:

    http://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/1060389

    B) Fat Pussy Toad

    In honor of George Steinbrenner’s description of Hideki Irabu, a term for a sloppy comparison of two Japanese players.

    “I’m not going to bother looking up his Japanese numbers because they don’t really translate to the majors, and besides, he could just be another Fat Pussy Toad.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: A. That is awesome B. Haha… Maybe FPT, I’ll add it to the list

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: Totally forgot he called him a Fat, Pussy Toad.

      I say we just call them fat, pussy toads….

  13. Billy Tell says:
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    Fairly shallow H2H category dynasty league with limited transactions(only 29 moves left and that includes all DL moves that will have to be made ROS). R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS are the categories. SB are the least of my concern with HR,RBI and OPS (no particular order) being what I need the most. I need to pick up an OF for at least until JD Martinez comes back, possibly longer. Who would be the first and second you would pick up out of this list if you are considering ROS and also for dynasty keeper? Kind of a tough question I know, but that’s why you are the Fantasy Master Lothario, not abbreviated!

    Michael Conforto
    Randall Grichuk
    Matt Holiday
    Max Kepler
    Tyler Naquin
    Yasiel Puig
    Melvin Upton Jr

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Billy Tell: Taking Dynasty in to account id want Conforto and Kepler

  14. E. says:
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    Comparison: Sloppy Joe-san

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E.: Not bad, I’ll add it to the list

  15. Justin says:
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    Thanks for the write up! I’m trying to figure out nomar mazara’s value in keeper leagues. Would you put him in the top 100 for next year? Will he EVER be a top 25ish player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Top 100, yes, he can be top 25 eventually

  16. Joe says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5 redraft.

    1. Following some of your valuable buy/sell advice and 2nd half rankings, I traded Duvall/Schoop/Rondon in order to get Price/Polanco.  How did I do?

    2. The main downside is that with Polanco DTD, and me having a couple of guys hurt, I have two empty hitting slots.  I got two adds left this week and I’d like to use at least one on a hitter (Kapler or Grichuk).  Should I add one, or both, and who are my drops?  Dickey and J-Zim?

    C – Wilson, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, 3B – Frazier, SS – Machado, OF – M.Upton, J.Upton, EMPTY, DH – EMPTY, Bench – Polanco (DTD), Pence (DL), JD Martinez (DL)
    SP – Carrasco, Price, Gray, Peavy, Shoemaker, McCarthy, Pineda, Dickey, J-Zim (inj.)
    RP – Chapman, Cishek, J.Johnson, Estevez 

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: 1. Solid 2. Kepler, can lose Dickey

  17. Rabbit says:
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    Sloppy Yu-Gi-Ohs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: Hilarious, I’ll run it by Rudy

  18. Mike says:
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    In a 1 for 1 trade, what type of pitcher should I expect in return for Longoria?

  19. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey:

    Would you try to get Price? I am considering offering Maeda.

    Thoughts? Maeda for Price?

    Also, for equal disappointing Japanese Players:

    Futago means twins in Japanese.

    Geisha… you know they are pretty looking girls, but who knows under all that make up.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d want Price… I think we have better on the term

  20. DancinHomer says:
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    Another Monday gem!

    Glossary term: Sloppy Junko

    Closer & prospect question for you:
    How would you rank these closers for the remainder of this year:
    Jim Johnson
    Carlos Estevez
    Jake Barrett
    Sergio Romo
    Mauricio Cabrera

    Lastly, I have 1 “NA” slot; better stash for this year:
    J. Bell
    J. Moncada

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: I think we have better on the term… Estevez, Barrett…Bell

  21. Spyre says:
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    Conforto or J Upton ROS?

    Wish I had the roster space for both, but I don’t

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Spyre: Upton

  22. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Drop kelvin Herrera for Sergio romo? I need saves. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Carlos: Sure

  23. Derrick says:
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    Drop Justin Upton for Kepler?

  24. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Asian Re-creation

  25. Just Busted says:
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    Great article today!
    For a Yahoo, H2H, 12 team:

    In my Utility Position for ROS: Solarte, Kepler, or Kendrys Morales?

    Thanks! I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  26. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Conforto got called up and need to release someone. My choices are:

    Pham
    ODB
    Velasquez
    Duffy
    Snell
    Zobrist

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        should i say i am releasing him but still own the rights to him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            you can release a minor leaguer, but you can still retain his rights if you choose to do so.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then release Snell and retain his rights

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok thanks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  27. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey. For some reason Matt Holliday is out there, but I’d have to cut one of these three to get him. Who would you cut, and in what order?

    Solarte, A.J. Reed, Valencia

    Thank you!

    p.s. the post made me think of http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/lunch-lady/n10528

  28. Bill says:
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    K. Morales or Kepler?

  29. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H non-keeper
    C-Ramos
    1b-Belt
    2b-Espinosa
    Ss-Seager
    3b-Valencia
    OF-Stanton, Ozuna, Marte
    Until-Mazara
    BN-Bregman
    DL-Bautista

    Should I drop Mazara and/or Bregman for any of these:, Conforto, Kepler, Naquin, Healy, Solarte or Valvueno.
    Also should I keep Espinosa or pickup Solarte for 2b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Naquin, Kepler….Yangervis

  30. Jon A says:
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    Should we be selling high on Castellanos?

    I have Devers and Gallo as NA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon A: If you can sell high enough, sure

  31. CMUTimmah says:
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    Sloppy Asian Comparison:

    If you Nuru Massage the Numbers… (If you’re unaware of what a nuru massage is, you’re welcome.)
    Another Saki Japanese Player…
    He’s an anime version of “insert Japanese player names here”
    Another Imported Jock Ichiro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Hello, nuru massage…I’ll add that to the list

  32. Jonah Ryan says:
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    Start Gausman (2.4) tonight @ Yankees?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Jonah Ryan: He has pitched well against the Yankees both of the times he faced him this year…I think giving up only 1 run over both of the starts. Those starts were at home though. Recently on the road he hasn’t been fairing so well giving up 3, 4, 6 and 4 since June and not winning any of them. Nova is pretty much a lock to give up 3 or 4 or 5 too. I would say the likely scenario for this game is a no decision with the bullpens deciding it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonah Ryan: I wouldn’t, it can obviously be a positive start if you can handle the risk

  33. peacecoast says:
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    drop mazara for conforto?

    • Stantonovation says:
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      @peacecoast:

      I did this, but mazara was steady on my bench

  34. J-Money says:
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    Good morning G,

    OPS league; Kang or Miller ROS? Will Kang return to pre-accusation form???

    Thanks!

  35. ryanoger says:
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    Lose the Shark for Kennedy, Nola, Odorizzi, Jon Gray, Stroman, Rodon, or stream?

    thanks grey!

  36. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! Term suggestion a “Sorny Walkmanabe”

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Sure! I remember being convinced in high school that a cool stereo system was a key ingredient in getting the ladies. I believe I purchased a Kenford cd player for my 1988 Grand Am, and would blare my favorite album of 96, New Jersey Drive Vol. 1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that was a good album… I used to blast D-Nice in my Hyundai

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Nice! Dice K was the Panaphonic Sorny to Hideo Nomo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, poor Hideki Irabu, he can’t even get a mention in a bad stereotype comparison

  37. Scott says:
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    Regarding your Conforto team, that sounds like the one where I’m using JoRam as an Outfielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, things have been better for that OF

  38. Phil of the Future says:
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    Missed you BB.
    How was the break?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Solid, went to Aspen… Wedding at the top of the hill, 11,000 feet up…Elevation, not eleven hundred centipedes

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Math!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was waiting for you with the math

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Ha! I’m so predictable.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey: I did manage to ignore the Brad Miller blurb.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m so predictable that’s what I thought you were commenting on at first

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Aspen! Will you be my rich friend?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish, wasn’t my wedding

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Well at least we have each other, right?
            Watch Archer have his best start of the year in Coors this week. Just watch…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh definitely, how else to sonvabench of us in the coolie?

  39. Scott says:
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    Didn’t someone already come up with Sloppy Hos?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Scott: how about sloppy bros from different hos

  40. Z says:
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    Grey-

    Was hoping you get your two cents on this. I’ve got a manager trying to trade for my Descalfani…I know you aren’t too high on him…so which of these (if any) pitchers would be a good return for him.

    Gerrit Cole, Danny Duffy or Rich Hill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Cole

  41. Jay says:
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    Nice King Kong bundy reference. Loved the 5 count.

  42. tom says:
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    sloppy sushis

  43. Ninaaw says:
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    Love that I blew 4 of my 5 adds on relivers last week!!!and 1 more on Kepler

    Thought it would reset on yahoo for this rolling week, now after my trades last week I’m playing with out 2 util players for 7 more days. Say bye to grichuk, conforto, Pham, Reynaldo, Nola, e-rod on waivers now I can’t have any of you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ninaaw: Is there a question?

      • Ninaaw says:
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        @Grey: no I’m mad I stayed up late waiting to add all those players lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Gotcha

  44. Hey-oh says:
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    Hammel or Nola. Who do you like ROS?

  45. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey what are the chances Archer goes to the Dodgers? I read that they are sending scouts to his games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jedimasters: Seems like there’s a chance, no idea…Would like it for his value though

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jedimasters: it’s not going to happen. Pure speculation, Tampa has no reason to sell him. He’s locked up in a team friendly deal for the next 5-6 years I believe

  46. RePete says:
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    Sonavabench! No love for my hero Masahiro after his gem against the top lineup in baseball last night? (6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks) What tier of pitchers would you put him in rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: He’s a top 40 starter….Solid 75% of time, occasional burp

  47. Andrew Mrkva says:
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    Please choose 1: Danny Duffy, Shoemaker, Taillon.

    Taillon has great matchups this week so I’m curious to see how he does but feel like I’m keeping him over other dudes because of hype.

  48. Hugman says:
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    Yesterday was weird. I had a 2 for 32 and over 6 era and still picked up half a point. I think cuz of the one steal I got.

    So, you didn’t have any Cub updates. What do you make of Lackey of late? Ever since I dropped Archer, Lackey has turned into him (although Lackey’s whip is still good). And Archer seems like he’s been a little better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Lackey looks like the pitcher he’s been for last five years, plus a few Ks

  49. KarlJ says:
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    Naquin or Kepler for ROS?

  50. Polancodonk says:
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    Sloppy Wa

  51. Andy says:
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    Please choose 1: Danny Duffy, Shoemaker, Taillon.

    Taillon has great matchups this week so I’m curious to see how he does but feel like I’m keeping him over other dudes because of hype.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Andy: Duffy is nails

      • Andy says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: Maybe my English isn’t so good. Is being “nails” a good thing? I’m guessing so. Like, “He nailed it.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: Shoemaker

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Sorry for the double post, accidentally used some other name in the “name” field. Glad you said shoemaker.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. Steve says:
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    Who would you roster as 4th RP (ratios, SV)

    Rodney
    Clippard
    Barrett
    Dull
    Thornburg
    Giles
    Nate Jones

  53. Scott says:
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    Hopefully, Mike will Leake some counting stats to my boy Schimpf tonight.

  54. Scott says:
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    Sloppy Sake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Think we have better

  55. Jake says:
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    How do you rank these pitchers ROS in a 5×5 non-keeper?

    Conley, Moore, Archer, Peavy, Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Archer, Velasquez

  56. Fungazi says:
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    Randomlee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: I prefer PuPu Chatter

  57. nick the dick says:
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    Comparing Asian players is just Pupu Chatter….it’s a Sloppy Slippery Slope (raycess!)….but that’s what us lazy Americans do cuz we are Round Eye Blind….it’s a real Slanted View of a player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: That’s great, I think that’s the best so far

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @nick the dick: You better Zipper your head up before someone take offense.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @nick the dick: So much winning in one comment

  58. peacecoast says:
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    confused how pineda can have such a strong SON prediction versus BAL next considering he has been giving up the long ball a lot lately, any ideas? I am close to dropping him but SON has him plus$$ next two starts.

    • his above average HR rate is factored into the projection (projected for 1 HR). His last start vs Boston was his first start since April 30th where he gave up more than one HR (https://razzball.com/player/5372/Michael+Pineda/#seasongs). Baltimore isn’t an ideal opponent, for sure, but it’s still a quality start given his K/BB rates and SON’s disgust for Gallardo @NYA).

  59. Scott says:
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    Who would you start out of
    Tropeano vs. TEX
    Nola vs. MIA
    Finnegan vs. ATL
    Leake vs. SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: They’re all home? Leake

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Yup. Iffyboozled by Tropeano. SON seems to always like him, yet no one owns him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  60. knucks says:
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    Not proud of this one, but its all I can come up with without being super offensive…

    Sloppy Take(out)

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: After seeing JFOH’s comment up top, I’d like to resubmit…

      Sroppy Take(out)

      Just a little, not super offensive, right?

      • Scott says:
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        @knucks: I think the seal was broken with Sloppy Joses. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I prefer PuPu Chatter

  61. GonzoChicago says:
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    Finally some post-ASB results to get the Gray treatment. This hits the spot after the BUY appetizer…

    10 Team 6×6 w/ QS not wins and IP/GS as the 6th cat.

    Can you rank these 3 ROS: Jon Gray, Taillon, McCarthy

    Taillon and McCarthy make me a bit nervous with the potential for short outings… Thanks!

  62. Pu$$y Control says:
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    This question feels a bit like asking for scabies or bed bugs? Kintzler or Mauer for saves?

    • Scott says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: When choosing between a sharp stick in the eye or a brick to the face, I’d choose the NL pitcher.

  63. RePete says:
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    Drop Valencia for Kepler in an OBP League given Val’s new playing time situation or hold onto hope for an impending trade?

  64. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    1; please pick one Taillon or Moore?
    2: Gattis or Leon?

    thank u!

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @740: Moore, Gattis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Taillon….Gattis

  65. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Pokemon Ho, Yellow Fever, Gas Station Sushi, Slop Sticks, Kazuhito Tadano’s Gay Porn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I don’t mind slop sticks, but do prefer PuPu Chatter

  66. Joey says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am pretty much out of playoff contention in my 12 team H2H dynasty league. I am looking to sell Trumbo to maximize return. Would you move him if for Brantley, Pollock or JUpton plus draft pick(s)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey: I wouldn’t

  67. peacecoast says:
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    sloppy comparison between Japanese players: bukkake brothers?

  68. Stu says:
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    Weekly lineup points league

    Pick 3 STarting pitchers:

    Darvish vs KC
    Fulmer @ CWS
    J Gray vs ATL
    2 start Tropeano (TEX, @HOU)
    2 start T Anderson(TB, ATL)

    And pick one RP

    Dyson or Guerra @ PIT (RP eligible)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Darvish, Fulmer, Gray…Tempted to take Anderson though… Dyson

  69. B the Esq. says:
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    How bad is the YuGo pick up for Bregman for this year and moving forward as a keeper? Is one of them moving to 1B or OF?

    Better to stash Yoan Moncada (yo-yo mo?) or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B the Esq.: Pushes Bregman to next June is my guess… Moncada

  70. Teddy Heater says:
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    Sneaky Sneaky, I picked up Dickerson too, I was going to feature him in DK today, but he’s facing a lefty.

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: TB’s got a a lot of lefties. I bet C-Dick still plays. There’s also Guyer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so

  71. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    I’m sad, this Gurriel signing has stomped on my dreams of a world where my children look up to their father, as Bregman leads a generation of Razzballers to fantasy glory. Maybe, just maybe this world still exists, and Bregman is promoted for a few weeks before Gurriel is ready, and rakes.

    The least Yulieski could have done is not change the spelling of his last name right before he signs. So now I give bad advice, and I’m illiterate.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz:How bad is the YuGo pick up for Bregman for this year and moving forward as a keeper? Is one of them moving to 1B or OF?

      Better to stash Yoan Moncada (yo-yo mo?) or Bregman?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @B the Esq.: answered on my post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: Ha, did he drop the O from Gourriel, or is it now Gourriel?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: He dropped the O!!!! Who does that?!? I hate this guy and we haven’t even met.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He dropped the O? Really? What a jerkff…I dropped the O too!

  72. matt says:
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    Would you trade Pomeranz for Hammell in a 5×5 22 team standard roto league

  73. chris says:
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    10 team h2h weekly points keeper league:

    naquin vs justin upton ROS?

    Just Looking for a better bench OF bat for the ROS.

  74. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    Siamese Twins….just seems too easy no?

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: Good call. There it was, sitting right under our racist noses this entire time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: That isn’t bad, PuPu chatter is funnier though

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yes I agree, I like Pupu Chatter.

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: not to nitpic but isn’t pupu more of a Chinese thing than Japanese?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, and that’s why Rudy has already nixed it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that’s a Thai reference

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s ladyboys

  75. CMUTimmah says:
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    A very common Japanese last name is Wantanabe.

    A Wantanabe Ichiro. Or a Wantanabe Matsui.
    or
    Just a Wantanabe.

  76. Ninaaw says:
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    Odubel for Bauer who you got

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB

  77. Jogon says:
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    I want to trade T.Frazier or S.Piscotty in a keeper league.

    Which SP should I target ?

    Jogon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier — Jo-Fer? Stras?

      Piscotty — McCullers?

  78. JoeG414 says:
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    Damn Break : The last three days : AB 141 , H 23 = .163. R 8 , HR 2 , RBI 8.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, my teams too, terrible hitting days

  79. JimmyJackJames says:
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    I’m in a 15 team roto (QS instead of W) currently in 2nd place – need saves bigtime and while I’ve picked up the likes of Estevez, Maurer, Ottavino and W.Smith recently, starting to think I need someone established. I’m thinking of dealing my Maeda/W.Smith for his R.Ray/Osuna. Maeda has been solid but unspectacular since April and Ray’s peripherals are pretty good.

    Under the assumption I need saves, what are your thoughts?

    Thanks Grey – keep up the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade looks fair if you need saves

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – what are your thoughts on Ray? Peripherals real or is he somewhere in the middle of those and his actually #s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His ERA/WHIP is terrible and his park is not good…Ks are nice though

  80. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Looking to evaluate my keeper situation in a small league with 8 keepers per team. Here is my list of “keeper quality” guys

    Miggy, Altuve, Marte, Blackmon, Mazara, Cruz, Franco, Sano, Corey Seager Lindor.

    The only twist to this league is that there are no 1b/3b, 2b/SS, and 3 OF spots, 2 UTIL.

    Which 8 would you choose?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Mazara or Sano

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. I took over for a real bad team and started this season with only Miggy, Altuve, Nelson Cruz. I never had much of a chance from day one but I’ve got a solid base now and should finish in the top half of the league.

        Do you like Lindor or Seager more long term? Are both top 30 players next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager, yes, top 30

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again. Any hip/hop and/or rap recommendations you could toss out for me?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Chance the Rapper’s new album?

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: Word. Haven’t checked it out yet. Will have to do so.

  81. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Clippard or Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  82. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Bad timing on injuries, platooning and general suckiness. Need to start one of the following. Who do you like?

    Polanco – 3 vs mi, 3 vs phi (if he plays)
    Rajai – 3 @ KC, 3 @ bal
    Mazara – 3 @ laa, 3 @ KC

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  83. Moscowitz says:
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    A or B?
    A: Cespedes, C-Mart
    B: Sano, Ellsbury, A. Sanchez

    PS: Is Sanchez going to the bullpen or are they keeping him in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  84. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Just ran the trade gauntlet in my 12T H2H during the ASB and the final outcome is a ridiculous offense, very few solid SP’s, and way too many closers. Current staff is:
    SP Strasburg
    SP Quintana
    SP Hendricks
    SP Shoemaker
    SP Paxton

    RP: Osuna, Oh, Maurer, Koji, Cingrani, J Johnson, Betances

    I couldnt help but keep scooping up the short term closers, SAGNOF! Of course, no one has any real trade value besides Osuna and maybe Oh. Trying to decide if I should just flip Osuna for a SP, or maybe try and package Hendricks with Oh and some of the short terms closers for an upgrade?

    One last thought is I just drop the dead weight of guys like J Johnson to scoop up promising arms still down on the farm like Berrios, Giolito, or Reyes (Glasnow and Taillon gone). Appreciate everything you do Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip Osuna or Oh and Hendricks for an upgrade at SP and don’t drop closers like Johnson

  85. Slimbo says:
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    in a dyno what side?

    bregman, wil myers and stanton
    or
    bumgarner and abreu

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  86. Trevor says:
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    How does the YoGo signing affect Alex Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delays him

  87. The Great Knoche says:
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    You know who is really having a solid boring year that you never seem to talk about unless trying to find a way to drop him from the top 100?

    Matt Kemp

    He’s already got as many RBIs as our bet on Freddie Freeman, and his peripherals show his BA actually could come up. There’s a chance he get to:

    .270/85/30/100

    That would put him in the Top 50 range for where your start of year rankings were.

    Cust Kayin!

    (Come on Freddie Hit a 2 Run Homer WOuld ya!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp is around 100 overall on the Player Rater, which means he’s below where he was drafted, so he’s not going to win many fans

  88. JoeG414 says:
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    Who do you like as a short term bench bat – 6×6 daily league
    Eddie Rosario or Inciarte ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  89. Bye Felica says:
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    Fangraphs is humping Yurigerriuelllll so hard. I think i read somewhere that he’s going to be bigger than Cespedes and Pedro Martinez combined. He will hit .450 with 80 hr and strike out all of the best hitters all while playing 3rd base.

    Or he’ll go 2-50 and end up in a platoon with Vabuena.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  90. JimmyJackJames says:
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    15 team roto – which side do you like in a vacuum:

    Tulo/N.Walker for Melancon/Zobrist

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist, it’s fair on needs

  91. JJ says:
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    How about…. Nigiri please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’ll run it by Rudy

  92. Zach says:
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    Good morning Grey.

    10 team h2h league. How does my team look going into the second half? Do I need to make changes anywhere? Thank you as always.
    C- B. McCann
    1- M. Cabrera
    2- J. Schoop
    3- T. Frazier
    SS- F. Lindor
    OF- M. Trout, R. Braun, G. Polanco
    UTIL- C. Beltran, J. Villar
    BN- B. Belt, M. Upton

    J. Arrieta
    J. Paxton
    T. Roark
    F. Rodriguez
    J. Gomez
    H. Rondon
    R.A. dickey
    L. McCullers
    J. Hellickson
    A. DeSclafani
    J. Guerra
    R. Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting looks fine, pitching looks a bit like a mess but depends on how you’re doing

  93. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Which one of Pineda, H. Santiago, or Ryu for an SP in our 10 Team H2H Points League? I currently have Pineda, but have been terrified to start him.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them, streamers

  94. Marc G. says:
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    I’ll be trading Villar in a package for Bumgarner and I need a good AVG option (primarily) in my utility spot for the rest of the season: J. Turner, T. Turner, Schoop, Grichuk, Tim Anderson or Kipnis ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  95. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I got it!!! instead of Cookie cutter ….Kitty Cutter…They do use cats instead of chicken right?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F:
      Hey Jef, did you watch Doc and Darryl ?
      What could of been.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JoeG414: Yeah i saw it, thought it was good…not surprised by anything i heard though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oofa

  96. J-FOH says:
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    Sroppy Jirou!

    Ji means twould and rou means son

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tuscon, Alizona?

      • J-FOH says:
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        Chicago, Irrinois

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          New Yolk, New Yolk

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that reminds me of the eggs bennedict I had for breakfast with scratch hollandaise

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t you mean Horrandise?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: damn. I missed my opp. You win that round

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thank you

  97. Jon A says:
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    How much of a gap is their between Kipnis and Dozier? if at all

    Doz more power, Kip more avg, Kip more speed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same diff

  98. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Hard to stay away from Coors tonight! Can you pick 2 Batty Calls out of these or add your own?

    52.7 – Souza @ COL (Anderson – L)
    37.9 – Guyer @ COL (Anderson – L)
    29.9 – Raburn vs TB (Smyly – L)
    11.4 – Naquin @ KC (Volquez – R)
    -1.9 – Valbuena @ OAK (Graveman – R)

    iGracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Guyer

  99. Jim says:
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    Hello Grey,
    How would you rank these for ROS: D’Arnaud, Span, Conforto? Feel like they could all go a lot of different ways here on out. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  100. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, Are you trotting out Matz @ the Cubbies or Nola hosting J-Fer and the Marlins in a 12-team 5×5 mixer? They seem a little risky….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  101. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Dang, Grey, you sent me down the Internet search hole with that Lara Flynn Boyle reference. Then I realized that is the actress that The Hungry Hobo (local deli type of place; since renamed to Timmy Flynn’s Red Pepper Deli and Grill) owner had a head shot of over the counter. Wait . . . is he related? Hmm, may have to dig into that one.

    Speaking of screen work, Jesse Plemons was nominated for an Emmy. I had not noticed. I thought of him when I saw Dunst was nominated.

    To intermingle some baseball, I am happy to report that I streamed Straily’s outing yesterday. Between him, deGrom, and a few relief appearances, I had 19.2 IP without allowing a run. Yay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, my bad, I don’t even know if I had the quote right or the movie or the actress, but I think I did… Did Landon get nominated? That’s deserved, he was awesome in Fargo

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t seen Threesome, so I have no idea. Who was Landon in Fargo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crap, I meant Landry

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: As in Landry Clarke, Plemons’s character in Friday Night Lights?

            sloppy comparison between Japanese players: Tokyo Joe

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah… Don’t love Tokyo Joe

  102. Kyle Eberth says:
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    Been offered Hosmer for Wil Myers (the guy is a big Myers fan). Any reason to not accept? Seems like Hosmer is the safer play (track record)? Upside?

    10 Team Points League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reason

  103. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Is Sonny Gray dead meat?

    What’s he worth in an AL Only Dynasty league?

    $10?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe worth about $8-12

  104. Scott says:
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    I freakin’ love the Bunt Contest someone linked. When will Bunts be a category in the RCL? You could have it as a Batter and Pitcher category!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Long overdue if you ask me

  105. ERad says:
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    Any reason to hold on to AJ Pollock here – looking to free up a roster space with other guys now on the DL.

    I still have him as a 12th round keeper in a league with a 4 keeper max – but looking forward I’ll have Harper (1), Altuve (7), Rizzo (9) and then the option of keeping either Seager (4), Ozuna (19) or even Nola (21) or T-Walker (10)

    Toss him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss him

  106. Sad Keanu says:
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    I need pitching help. This guy said he’s willing to trade since he has no chance of winning. He has Bauer, Darvish, Wainwright, Tillman, Greinke. Which should I target? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish, Greinke, Wainwright

  107. Gregjeffries says:
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    Who’s the better stash for speculative saves ROS?
    Ottavino, Romo, Ohlendorf, Barrett

    Thanks again. Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barrett

  108. Jim says:
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    I have Lawrie filling in at 2B for Carpenter.
    Should I hold him or drop for Kendrick or Devon Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

      • DonnieB says:
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        How about Didi or Miller?

  109. dom says:
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    haha good stuff

    in my deep league need to stream SP for tomorrow…. Manaea (HOU), Cody Reed (ATL), or J Urena (@PHI)

    the bank end of my roster in 18 team redraft is a mess….would you consider any of these guys expendable: Bregman, Domingo Santana, Daniel Norris, Severino, Homer Bailey (has flashed good stuff in his rehab starts), Tyson Ross….

    • knucks says:
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      @dom: Def stream Reed

    • dom says:
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      @dom: in a 10 team redraft drop any of AJ Reed, Trea Turner, Joe Ross, G Parra, Carlos Gomez, Taillon

      for any of Brandon McCarthy, Carlos Santana, Grichuk, or Napoli? avg/obp/slg sleague

      thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bailey, Domingo, Severino, that order

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As expendable

  110. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Kendrys/Duvall for K Rod/Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich side

      • Vinny Boombatz says:
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        @Grey: Now he wants me to throw in Valencia, still take Yelich side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  111. TBone says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS in an OBP/SLG weekly 6×6: Abreu, Votto, or Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  112. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    You starting Lester tonight in a 5X5 RCL, 12-teamer where I desperately need wins?

    He’s at home versus the Mets (going H2H with Matz)

    Y/N?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am if I own him

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ante GALIC: LGM!!

  113. Squints Palledorous says:
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    Taillon coming off DL, drop any of the following? 6×6 OPS QS 10tm Roto

    Duffy, Archer, McCarthy, McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  114. ed says:
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    Grey!

    would you trade desmond for villar or lamb?
    which one would you drop: bradley jr or wil myers (need to make room for giancarlo)

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar if I needed speed, hold otherwise… JBJ

  115. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    You pick up that AFRO Polo? The 2 tracks that come with the purchase are 2 of the best, and also make it a palatable 25 minute listen or so.

    I’m still iffy on that Sadat X. Only gave it one good listen so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been listening to the Polo Soundcloud, there’s more if you purchase through iTunes?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m not sure about the Soundcloud stream, but I think so. A song that he mentions vampires a few times…something something “Black Worm” and a track titled “Joe Jackson”. Should be 8 total songs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So hard to tell because Soundcloud is just one long song as far as I can tell

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’m iffy on that Sadat as well, beats are pretty weak for the most part. Bout to dive into that Ill Bill even though my buddy said meh to that too. Hoping it’ll be weird and i’ll like it. The Apathy is easily the best recent release, i’m still all over it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Which Apathy is this? Handshakes?

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Yessir…i’m in the dumps about pupu chatter being nixed. I knew it was a Chinese thing, but hoped it just added to the racism of comparing them all in the first place.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @nick the dick: Yea all these suggestions look the same……

                Did I just get fired?

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: *Joe’s Fruit Store voice* You’re banned! At least it wasn’t just an absurd amount of premature ejaculation puns. As long as my spirit lives forever in Razzball infamy, I can deal with not having a term

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                They all got mixed by Rudy if it makes you feel better

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Other people’s failures? Yeah, I can get wit that.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Schadenfreude!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the dick: Feel the same on the beats. They just sound like some weak beats from struggling gangsta rap from the 2000’s.

            I streamed the Ill Bill album once. My quick favorite was the track with Q-Unique. Apathy def has the best recent. “No Such Thing” is my jam. Listed to AFRO all weekend, I like it. He doesn’t spit as fast as he can on every song. Good beats, really like the 2 tracks I think you have to pay for. Song with Pharaoh is dope.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Agreed on Sadat. I gotta listen to the rest of that Afro, it better be good Noisey!
              On Ap, No Such Thing is such my jam. Mad good tracks tho, Run For Your Life, Charlie Brown, ADD, I even love that pirate joint.

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @nick the dick: Haha, I think that pirate song is my second favorite, or ADD. I do like the whole album, rare that I’m not skipping tracks on albums these days. AFRO EP is good, it’s not the best…it’s not as good as the Apathy. I can dig maybe 5 out of 8 songs.

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: We were 3 for 3 on “No Such Thing”. Can I drop Heyward for Apathy?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, please

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: So good, right?!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Handshakes?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Yes, Grey, Handshakes! Handshakes!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thank you, Nick

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: I’m here for you.

  116. jaysfan says:
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    Do you like Correa or Bogaerts better long-term? Can keep Correa in Rd 19, would get to keep Bogaerts at 13. Points league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  117. Jon A says:
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    Duvall, Votto and Samardjai for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

  118. quimmy says:
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    15 team keeper league trade.

    Got offered Trout and Profar for my Posey Braun and DeGrom.

    Im in first place currently. I would replace DeGrom in my rotation with Joe Ross.

    Plus, next year my first 4 picks would be (Trout rd1, Altuve rd2, Goldy rd3 and Donaldson rd4).

    Thoughts? I feel like im overpaying a good amount.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reply. Would my being able to trade Profar and Ross for Carrasco after the trade change your opinion kind sir?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Trout/Carrasco

  119. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Monday!

    Which side you like in an Obp keeper

    Harper Gordon Keuchel

    Rizzo Correa Gausman

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo/Correa

  120. henncoop says:
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    1) Need to start either Pineda vs Balt or Santiago vs Tex in weekly lineups. Of course SON prefers Pineda by quite a bit. Any thoughts?
    2) How crazy would I be to start Graveman for his 2 starts vs Hou & vs TB??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pineda 2. Sounds fine if in OAK

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: yep both are in Oak. …Pineda it is. I just don’t understand how he can look pretty good yet be so awful most of the time. Hope he puts together a good 2nd half. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, no problem

  121. goodfold2 says:
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    on bundy you should’ve went with the couldn’t even go as many innings as he once scored TD’s in a single game. maybe had this blog been from like 1997 it would’ve been that joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t follow

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: didn’t watch married with children then, where the main character, Al Bundy, who’s only pride of his entire life was scoring 4 TD’s in a single high school football game, which he mentions very often.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: here we go:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, had forgot

  122. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Mazara for raja davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you need speed I guess

  123. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    On K Rod/Yelich for Duvall/Kendrys, he now want Valencia as well. Still take Yelich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  124. smegma says:
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    Skaggs had a nice start in AAA with 14k’s…drop Chatman or Ryu for Skaggs?

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: I mean Chatwood, not Chatman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Chatwood, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chatman

  125. Smell The Glove says:
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    Billy Hamilton or Trea Turner in a 12 team keeper league? Hard to drop Billy, but eventually Dusty HAS to get Turner on the field, right? Okay, maybe not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton for this year

  126. To many damn DL guys says:
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    hey grey in a weekly al/nl points league 12 team i have to start my lineup soon today for the week and ( A. ) was wondering if you trust kershaw enough to start him this week ? I also have polanco but it sounds like you think he will be DL’d so I have to bench him. So other than the kershaw question I need a OF to start since polanco probably won’t play. But I need to pick up a OF and was wondering which ( B. ) RP you would drop so I can pick up a OF. Wade davis, osuna or melancon I have to start 2 so I guess all I have left is one of them to drop Or I suppose I could drop Glasnow … Thx for your help on those 2 questions. Have a great day today !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure start Kershaw…. Drop Glasnow, trade a closer

  127. omar says:
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    Smyly has to be benched in Coors tonight, right?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @omar: uh, yeah, probably even in 20 teamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  128. JP says:
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    HxH Keeper League

    Trade Yelich, Baez, Pomeranz for Cespedes, Espinosa, G. Cole?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JP: Cespedes side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  129. ElBoss says:
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    A while back I recall an international prospect that is a must add when they get signed, because they will be called up very shortly after signing, is it Gourriel or someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think so, but I would add him

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @ElBoss: gurriel sounds like not up till mid august

  130. Rodger Dorn says:
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    12 team H2H. Drop who for Betances
    SP Syndergaard
    SP Sale
    SP Carrasco
    SP M Duffy
    SP Hammel
    SPMatz
    SP Pomeranz
    SP Fulmer
    RP Dyson
    RP Estevez
    RP Miller
    RP Uehara

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  131. henncoop says:
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    Last 2 questions of the day …Thanks for your help with my fake teams
    pick one SP from each line
    1) Pineda vs Balt; Shoe @ Hou; or Stroman @ Ari
    2) Pineda & Shoe again as well Hellickson vs Mia; & Gray vs Atl

    Thanks …appreciate the expert advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, hellickson

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: I guess we could add Hammel @ Milw to question 2 & pick 2 SPs from there

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t think Hammel @ Milw is good, but I’d check SON

        • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          @Grey: it likes it more than you’d think 7.7

  132. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    So what’s the front runner now? I feel like we opened up a Trump-like can of Racial insensitivity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lazy Susan

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I don’t get it at all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’ll never use it, it was Rudy’s… I preferred ricelemblance

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you mean razy susan

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m not sure it works either way

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: it makes nonsense but as we all know once rudy makes up his mind you kinda have to roll with it. Not worth it

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He says Lazy Susans are prevalent at dim sum

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: that’s even more ridicurous since dim sum is Chinese. This is dumb some.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA, it really is

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Prevalent in Pupu Platters. Put that in your Google and smoke it.

  133. Stevie says:
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    Would you please rank the following for this week – 2 starters…
    Leake, Nola, Tropeano, Taillion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups

      • Stevie says:
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        Leake (SD, LAD)
        Nola (MIA, @PIT)
        Tropeano (TEX, @HOU)
        Taillion (MIL, PHI)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leake, Taillon

  134. ashtray says:
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    Waiver wire is full of garbage and I have one empty spot. Who do you suggest I add as the last man on the roster (no particular needs):

    12 team H2H 7×7

    Naquin
    Valbuena
    Dull
    Montgomery
    Jankowski
    Moore
    Vargas
    Pagan
    Pineda
    Santiago
    Bradley
    Kennedy
    Khris Davis
    Forsythe
    Travis
    Romo
    Grandal
    Jim Johnson
    Will Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  135. J-Money says:
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    G-Money,

    OPS league – Pick one tonight:

    Hardy (@NY – Nova)
    Cabrera (@CHC – Lester)
    Flores (@CHC – Lester)

    Thanks brah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hardy

  136. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    NL only, which of conforto (dropped nimmo for him this morning), c.robinson, dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: even with the “cespedes only wants to play LF now” news.

  137. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call : Rabrun or Guyer ?, both at Coors

    ROS : Mazara or Carlos Gomez ? , 6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guyer….Gomez

  138. muskysmell says:
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    I’m still really annoyed with this Gourriel signing…it ruins all my grandiose plans for Bregman.

    Now I’m left scouring the waiver wire for a worthy SS replacement.

    BRAD MILLER COME ON DOWN!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  139. Orphan Black says:
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    dropped kang for semien 10 team roto

    considering dropping heyward and AJ Reed next

    all avail: D Peralta, Joc, Hamilton, Crawford, Kendrick, Holt, Grandal, Baez, Naquin, Kepler, Profar, Leon, Thornburg, Rey Lopez.

    Biggest needs are saves, power, C, third OF/UT

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Semien… Reed won’t be playing much… Grandal

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    same league as mentioned yesterday, realized jankowski has had many more net steals and really better OBP than alcides, and now that i have reyes and diaz don’t need to keep alcides around for SS backup to diaz either. dynasty 16 teamer with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases added
    C salvy
    1B au rizz
    2B kipnis
    SS diaz
    3B bryant
    LF upton
    CF ellsbury
    RF chisenhall
    util (2) mini donkey (dropped d.peralta)/j.reyes
    BN jankowski
    DL moss/jd mart
    NA benintendi/dahl/jab placenta crawford/delino
    guess mini donkey is the drop for valencia, coming off waivers tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Reynolds for Jankowski

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i have mini and jankowski now, valencia is the FA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, the hold

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: ok, so mini donkey > valencia, which is interesting, since if you look at their season stats, they are nearly identical.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Valencia’s losing PT, supposedly… Reynolds at home, for sure

              • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                @Grey: the valencia and mini having nearly identical season stats surprised me, as people were all falling over themselves months ago over valencia, yet only even use mini at home, or at least only talk about doing so.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Valencia’s really cooled off

  141. J-FOH says:
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    On vacaton this week in the Diego and damn these euros. The same mom that showed her boobs twice (YES!) also rubbed lotion on her 15 year olds sons body…the whole body as he laid there. Stomach and legs. So creepy. Sorry had to share that disgusting moment
    .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…You gonna hook up with royce!?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: his family is all sick. So if I do see him I want it to be towards the end in case he gets me sick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha…You going to the zoo or anything?

  142. DonnieB says:
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    Didi or Miller ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  143. Pat says:
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    Yo, so streamonator loves Trop at home vs Tex…Think hes a better play then Leake at home vs the Friars? Id have to drop Pax to pick one up. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pax for Trop

  144. Brett says:
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    6×6 ops extra category

    Mazara and posey or cespedes and realmuto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  145. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    bench which 2 of these this ROW?
    keuchel @ OAK 1.9
    j.guerra @ PIT -4.5
    j.guerra vs CUBS -2.8
    kennedy vs CLE 1.3
    shark @ NYY -13.9 (this seems way off)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra @ PIT, Shark

  146. Jack says:
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    1. When does Glasnow get the call again?
    2. Looks like Gattis’ PT will be diminished. Stick with him, or go Grandal?
    3. Melvin or Max?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Maybe mid-August 2. I’d hold for a few 3. Upton

  147. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I love applying for jobs I’m not even close to being qualified for. First question I have, are fantasy sports considered “Games” on your network and blocked?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! The best job interview question back to the interviewer, “Before accepting this position, can I ask what your web filters are like?”

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha. If that new job comes and I comment, please remind to to wipe this work computer clean.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will do!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That simultaneously excited me and got me depressed that it’s been 20 years since that came out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Excuse me, 21 years now

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Didn’t even think about that. Then I looked at my gut and yawned. This is all your fault.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Aw, geez!

  148. I Be Teheran it Up! says:
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    Khris Davis or Max Kepler ros H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  149. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 tm AL only dynasty

    Who do i drop to activate Eduardo Rodriguez:

    Sabathia, Andriese, Dull

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andriese

  150. Scott says:
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    CDicks not playing, so ill stream ADick instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: i don’t webby know who he is, but he’s batting 5th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  151. Scott says:
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    If Polanco goes DL, you pickng up Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like Polanco won’t get DL’d now

  152. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    14 team h2h with hits, OPS added. keep 6 and mine going into year were pollock/upton/sano/goldy/arenado/thor. looking like odor has replaced upton in that.
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B arenado
    OF (3) upton/duvall/saunders
    util c-santana/rajai
    BN reed
    DL pollock
    thor is the only pitcher of note worth keeping.
    rajai’s now being completely F’d with playing time, and this is even before brantley is back. most of year i had intended on only one bench bat, until reed was called up.
    1. drop rajai for any of: bourjos, jankowski?
    2. drop reed to go back to another RP (holds too here).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jankowski 2. Hold for now

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: this roster still has sano, with 2 BN hitters.

  153. Scott says:
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    Nolas beating JoFer so far. How long is that gonna last?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not very

  154. Brett says:
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    Which trade do you prefer
    Give posey and Mazara get cespedes and realmuto

    Or give price and Mazara get cespedes and maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      posey and Mazara get cespedes and realmuto

  155. Hoog says:
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    What do you think of Matt Harvey in a dynasty league? Can he still be considered a top 20ish starter for keeper purposes? Or is he not too valuable anymore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, maybe top 50

  156. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    A-Rod 5 for 11 with 2 HRs vs Gausman, but I decided Pedro Alvarez (1/3, HR vs Nova) was a better play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oh, Vin

  157. Jack florida says:
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    12 team redraft league
    I have been offered Quintana for my braun , thoughts on this please and thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun side, not close

  158. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you think has a better chance to lose their job as closer due to a trade:

    Dyson (Texas), Rodon (Chicago), Harris (Houston)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  159. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the Cole Hamels blurb. I find this similarly annoying. How many times do you see pundits on ESPN and MLB networking upping guys that are past it or on a hot streak citing their ERA, record, batting average, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah completely

  160. Raoul Duke says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a keeper league: V. Velasquez, J. Quintana and N. Mazara for A.J. Reed and Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  161. Orphan Black says:
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    Would you trade Hill for Schoop?
    Current team:
    C-Castillo
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Segura (ss elig)
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Semien
    OF-Betts
    OF-Marte
    OF-Trumbo
    UT-Lamb
    UT-__?__ bench: Choo, Heyward, Reed, Bregman

    SP-Hill, Verlander, Duffy, Shoe, Sanchez, JGray DL-Kershaw, JRoss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: What do you think is better: Hill for Schoop or Hill for Story?

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Grey: There doesn’t seem much of a difference between Story and Semien. I mean of course Coors vs O.Co and batting 5th for Story vs. 7th for Semien, but it’s really Hill and Semien for Story. Keep Replying to myself.

        • Orphan Black says:
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          @Orphan Black: There doesn’t seem much of a difference between Story and Semien

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Orphan Black: There doesn’t seem much of a difference between Story and Semien. I mean of course Coors vs O.Co and batting 5th for Story vs. 7th for Semien, but it’s really Hill and Semien for Story.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            There’s not

  162. Scott says:
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    Nolas back, but Jeanmar screwed him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Big time

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Scott: i just had to finally bench nola in money league.

  163. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    what a lovely day for upton to homer, the day you can’t bench him nearly anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, true

  164. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Trade Shark for Nola or Shoe?

  165. Martin says:
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    @grey- 12 team dynasty. Keep 25. Time to cut Smyly? Might try and pick up DeLeon instead, or use his roster spot to add hot hitters/spot starters.

  166. Q says:
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    Ever make a trade & the second you see it go through, you get a rock in the pit of your stomach cuz you think you screwed up? I just traded Wil Myers for Hosmer. Obviously, I think Hosmer is better from today forward….. but I’m nervous about it. Ugh

  167. hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like in a deep 5×5? Villar and Holliday or Lindor and Tex? Thanks!

  168. Sad Keanu says:
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    Auction league trade: I give up Trea Turner ($1), Matz ($1), and Profar ($5) for Darvish ($11), Greinke ($22) and B. Crawford ($19)? I need pitching help and I’m in 2nd place. I think Darvish and Greinke would help toward playoff time.

  169. Frankgrimes says:
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    I hate fucking closers!

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    David Robertson. Wahhhhhhh!!!!!

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