At least they weren’t no-hit, that’s what I always say.  Then I follow it with #getstrapped or whatever 50 Cent says now.  This is not going to be out on a limb or anything, but celebrities were better when we had no idea what they were thinking.  Imagine Liberace on Twitter in the 1950’s, “YAASSS girl, I am here for this, sippin’ my tea.”  Yo, Liberace, sure YAASSS Girl’s a lot for a guy who was quoted in the Confidential as saying, “Mature Women Are Best: TV’s Top Pianist Reveals What Kind of Woman He’d Marry.”  Maybe that would’ve been awesome.  I don’t know, I’m not a time traveler.  However, if I were, I would’ve made sure everyone read my Blake Snell sleeper (segue, snitches!).  (Isn’t it weird present and past tense read are the same?  Am I the only one that never guesses right?  Any hoo!)  Tis true that I didn’t even expect Snell to be this dominant.  Yesterday, he went 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  He has the 7th best ERA, 19th best strikeout rate (10), 30th best xFIP (3.64), 13th best swinging strike rate (13) and 8th worst contact rates (71.2%).  Super shorthand, if you’re throwing pitches and hitters are not making contact, you’re doing exactly what you should be doing.  Hard to imagine his ERA staying quite that low all year, but he has made the jump to a top 15 starter, and maybe higher.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Archer – Will throw a sim gam on Thursday.  I hope he can strike out Leisure Suit Larry.

Jake Bauers – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .297.  Bauers has surprised me so far, or sofa, if you’re reading in a furniture store.  Maybe because Kiefer is a world class douche (know this from personal experience, though, now with some distance, I might’ve been an idiot too; meh, for another day; I should’ve put the story in my book, or did I?), but Jake Bauers is such a strong name I thought this guy was a power baller like the Missouri mom who wins $125 million and spends all of it on Budweiser and above-ground pools.  Bauers is not a power guy, he’s a 5-tool (maybe 4 tools) buttercup, and I’m loving him.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .293.  Good call drafting Gary Sanchez and Buster Posey.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Not a huge fan of Kiermaier, but I would own him for the two weeks when he’s healthy (13 days to go!).

Gio Gonzalez – 1 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.68.  “Tonight on Nat Gio.  Hyena prey on whomever has Gonzalez on their active roster.”

Gary Sanchez – Hit the DL with a groin strain and will miss close to a month.  I was watching the Yankees game on Sunday (because of German, the pitcher, not nationality), and you could see when Sanchez strained his groin a look washed over his face like, “This is going to be a totally lost season.”  Tough lesson for anyone who thought it was smart to draft a top catcher but a lesson, no less (anagram points!).  Podcaster Ralph and I also talk more Sanchez on the podcast that’s coming later today.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .277.  Not a ton to say on him, you know how I feel, but I will say I saw him playing catch with a fan in Philly between innings, and the fan didn’t take the opportunity to throw a battery at him, and it kinda filled my heart a little.  I’m not crying–you’re crying!

Jonathan Loaisiga – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  Gabe Kapler, “I’ve put the team on a strict Atkins-type diet.  No harm ever came from avoiding carbs.”  Then Lasagna’s like, “Bite me!”  The Stream-o-Nator continues to show love for Lasagna like we haven’t seen since Barry Ziti was omitted from Moneyball.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  I didn’t want to get into it in the lede when talking about Snell, but Velasquez is one of those guys in the top peripheral range, and should be much better, but put “should be much better” in one hand and “not very good” in the other hand and you have two empty hands.  You can’t carry around feelings, man!

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  He hit the first home run off Aroldis in, like, three-quarters of a year.  Nobody hangs an 88 MPH meatball breaking ball eye-level to Maikel Franco!

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (1 hit), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.14, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Ever notice how the more comfortable the chair the less it spins correctly?”

Scott Schebler – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  Don’t worry, I won’t bother you with how well he’s doing.  I know you’re not interested.

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .269.  Aw sookie, someone’s heating up again.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Because it’s not your job to remember, allow me to freshen up your cocktail of insight.  Polanco was in spring training camp saying he was in the best shape of his life and ready to take the next step.  He’s now batting .216 and hitting 7th.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .248.  Not sure of the answer, but when your 1st baseman of the future is a 15-homer, .250 hitter, there’s some problems.  Argh, they stink.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.96 vs. Seth Lugo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76.   I dipped my toe in the water on Seth Lugo, due to the Stream-o-Nator, and he went against ‘Not half as bad as it used to be jumping into cold water.’

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .184.  The Mets are voluntarily starting Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes.  Can’t someone start a fight between them?  Kill two birds with one machismo affront.

Robbie Ray – Will rejoin the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.  Wow, was beginning to think he was pulling a Kotchman.  Please don’t return with a 3 IP, 5 ER start that only proves he’s not healthy.  Ugh, I just jinxed it, didn’t I?

Steven Souza – Cleared for a rehab assignment.  Souza’s played this year about as much as I played cello the 15 days I played cello in the 3rd grade.

A.J. Pollock – Cleared for activities.  Finally, something for him to do besides figuring out the math on how many of him it takes to screw in a light bulb.

Shelby Miller – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the DL.  A lot of pitchers take a long time to get back to where they were before Tommy John surgery, but Shelby Miller picked up right where he left off.  Impressive.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .229.  Singing to Lamb a’la Bette Midler, “Did I ever tell you you’re my gyro?”

Justin Bour – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer.  Bour somehow has 13 homers in less than a half a season and has not been hot at any point this whole year.  Like a skin tag, not easy to pull off.

Caleb Smith – Likely done for the year with a strained lat.  Cale B won’t even be able to twerk for a few months.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Not a bad start in Houston.  Maybe he is as good as I’ve been saying he is.  PerHapps.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .258 with a .369 OBP.  That’s a top 25 OBP.  Less impressive when you say he’s right behind Jon Jay.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  New week, same old schmotato.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .263.  The Mustache Gods pity you with a home run!  Drink up our milkshake of pity!

Joey Lucchesi – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.57.  The Padres were in an AL park if you’re wondering if he was pulled due to a double switch.  So what gives?  Andy Green was reading Gabe Kapler’s autobiography, “I Love Greenies,” or Lucchesi was complaining of something.  I can’t find anything about an injury.  Though, even the Padres beat writers don’t seem to like the team much, and prefer to discuss their cats.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Yesterday, I told you Margot was starting to smoke up the heat on the schmotato.  Today, I say indeed.

Brandon Morrow – Threw a bullpen session yesterday, and he’s eligible to be activated on Wednesday.  It’s bad (unless you own Morrow) when the closer returns before we even find out who exactly was replacing him.  Fantasy buzzkill, which is likely a fantasy sports site, but not an endorsement.

Yu Darvish – Says he doesn’t feel 100%.  Hey, Darvish, I just pulled aside a 5-year-old, who hasn’t watched one inning of your pitching this year, hasn’t discussed your pitching this year, doesn’t fully understand what baseball is, and just pooped his pants, and he could tell you you don’t look 100% this year.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in two days.  I love this Kike! *everyone in Los Angeles stops, turns to look at me*  Um, with an accent on the E.  If it helps the medicine go down easier, I grabbed Kike in a league yesterday.

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Not to talk about another Asian just because I’m talking about a different one, but whatever happened to Ryu’s groin?  Hmm, that sounds weird.  I could use him though.

Liam Hendriks – Designated for assignment by the A’s.  As a fortune cookie Matt Murton once received at a Chinese restaurant near the Winter Meetings read, “When you’re not good enough for the A’s, there’s always Japan.”

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was recalled vs. Jordan Zimmermann – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  This matchup was billed as, “We’re sorry you took off work for this day game, we should really pay you to be here, but we can barely pay our players.”

Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!…how he went from a once-promising rookie to a bleh player on a bad team.

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .304.  The Greek God of Hard Contact hiccuped at precisely the right time, causing his swing to go in an ever-so-slight uppercut motion.  So, you make the call, Greek God of Hard Contact or Greek God of Mike’s Hard Lemonade?

Dylan Bundy – Questionable for Thursday.  On Friday, he’s quizzical.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  You thought you were all cute spelling his name backwards like Poochs wasn’t a misspelling and Nathan OJ meant something.  On the reals, I wouldn’t go out and grab Schoop again.  The O’s are a terrible team and Schoop’s stinking up the rear.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a home run.  Wanna put Schoop’s 8th homer in perspective?  Span hit his 7th homer yesterday!  (Unless it was 3 1/2 homers for him and 3 1/2 for Ben Revere.)

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  I went to look at his stats and Google said, “Dude, dude, DUDE, you’ve looked at his player page after every one of his starts, are you the other famous Keller and can’t see the page?  He’s not worth owning!”  Yo, my Google’s got ‘tude.

Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and has nearly equal admiration for his next start, so go, Skaggs, go.

Wily Peralta – 1 IP, 0 ER and nailed down his first career save, and the first post-Kelvin save for the Royals, which is to say, the Royals don’t have a closer, and if they’re saying it’s Wily Peralta, I’m saying no thank you.  Saves ain’t got no face, but we have dignity.

Michael WachaCardinals said Wacha is out until after the All-Star break.  Uh, yeah, el oh no kidding.  Hey, Cardinals, we’ve owned Robbie Ray, who had the same injury, on the DL for the last two months, we know what’s up.  If you didn’t know, you could’ve asked us.

John Gant – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  Of course, he pitched well, because I bought him in Tout Wars, a league that I’ve been tap dancing through the raindrops for about 15 months now.

Carlos Carrasco – Threw a pen session on Monday and said he felt great.  Fun fact!  Benjamin Franklin once threw a fit at a John Hancock pen session.  “My kite dipsy-doodles less than your pen when you’re signing your name!”

  1. Steve says:
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    Moncada or Margot?

    Thanks

  2. Simsbad says:
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    Very funny. Can’t tell if you’re on top of your game or if I’m just laughing at anything on the internet right now after just watching Dellin Betances’s first career AB from last night.

    Buxton or Tucker?

  3. hondo says:
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    The choppy-semi auto play feature has really taken this site done a peg(haha) or 3 this year.

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @hondo: hope they can pay their car payments though now from just this, they do deserve it if anybody ever did. my name is a reference to this disgusting wart on the bottom of the screen as well. if anything it’ll make sure i never give money to anything that foxysports makes ever for the rest of my life though, as i know they’ve gotten my click money daily.

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff, sir. Drafted from your rankings: Snell, Bauer, Clevinger, Wacha & Porcello backing up Sale (who fell to me in the late 2nd). Only slip up was Wood. That’s on me (and Ralph!)

    So, it was me and not Schoop after all! Oh well, he’s obviously on the rebound. Not that I care or anything. Hope he does well. Honest.

    I shan’t keep you but Hicks (DET) or Grandal? The latter’s been hitting like Granddad lately.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! Haha, yup… Damn Ralph! Can try Hicks, Grandal is better in bigger picture

  5. aardvark says:
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    Starting c-mart today vs. Indians?

  6. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Need to pick up a catcher to replace Sanchez. 12 tm H2H league with OBP instead of AVG

    Yadier Molina
    Kurt Suzuki
    Tom Murphy
    Austin Romine
    Tucker Barnhart

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Succos Baseball: Yadi is the safest bet, but Murphy has some sweet Coors upside if you want to swing for the fences.

  7. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning FML,

    Who’s a better bet for 2019

    Margot Bird or Smoak?

  8. G says:
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    With a staff of Sale, Severino, Folty, junior Guerra, and Cueto to soon come back, would you drop wacha to make room for a streamer spot?

    • G says:
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      @G:

      Also have Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Yup

    • bigbear says:
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      @G: Points – yes. H2H – no.

  9. JC says:
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    Plse rank
    Schebler, Lamb, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: You did

  10. Jeff Dundy says:
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    Any reason to move on from Springer, Sandy Hosmer or Dee Gordon?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jeff Dundy:
      No no no

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jeff Dundy: Yeah, if you’re in a 4-team league.

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @Jeff Dundy: is this serious? i’d still own springer in a 4 team league actually. sandy hosmer i have no idea who that even is though. sounds like she’d make pretty good cookies though.

  11. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Starting Suter against KC tomorrow right?
    For some reason the Royals and Giants have destroyed me this year when I stream guys against them but this one seems like a no brainer.

  12. Slappy Jack says:
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    Grey who do you own for Catchers across your teams? that you can recall

    • Cram It says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Probably something like this: Grandal. Alfaro, Gomes, Hicks, Ianetta, Murphy, Cervelli, Chirinos, and any combo of Houston catchers.

      • Prog_Nation says:
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        @Grey: Speaking of cacthers: (I apologize in advance) I have El Salvador Perez. Been in a mighty slump, on a poor team. Drop him for the following catchers available for ROS?

        1) Zunino who i salso struggling.
        2) Tom Murphy
        3) Lucroy
        4) Yan Gomes
        5) Chrinos
        6) Hedges
        7) James McCann

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Murphy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops, I wouldn’t drop Perez if it’s either or

          • Prog_Nation says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Yeah that was my thinking dropping Perez for another. So hold Perez.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  13. Alex says:
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    Not sure where to rank Ed-Rod. I’m sitting him @NYY, which has me questioning his spot on my roster this week in an 8 team H2H. Droppable for a stream?

    He’s ranked top 25 on the guy with the creepy avatar’s top 100 pitchers.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex:

      Quintana was dropped after his recent rough stretch. Grab him for ROS potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d grab Quintana, Ed-Rod is droppable

  14. Alex says:
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    Is Hosmer droppable in an 8 team H2H? I could pick up your boy Schebler, Yuli, Margot, Puig, W. Myers, Trumbo.

    Also, I’m rolling with Healy and Leonys this week per hittertron, but could drop either of them.

    Thank you!

    Thank

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Let’s add Bauers to that list too. Would you drop Hosmer for Bauers or Margot?

        I like Leonys and Healy as streaming bats this weak.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Bauers right now in a shallow league

  15. Bk says:
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    Trying to figure whether to add Schebler, rank these guys for me:

    Trumbo, Margot, Bauers, Schebler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: Bauers, Margot

  16. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Even with the small-slate of games, you find a way to make the write-up grand! Salute!

    12tm H2H, are you adding M Taylor, Mitch Moreland, and/or J Bauers over Puig, Hosmer, or K Seager?

    Thanks!

  17. NickNice says:
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    Schebler or healey?

  18. I may have called Skaggs Rickie ealier this year but clearly he is a Bozz

  19. G says:
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    WAnted to also gets your thoughts on adding Forest Whitley for this year? He seems like the only top 10 prospect unowned in my league. I’m in a keeper but won’t have room to keep him after the season but wondering if he’s a good pickup to contribute this year down the line and/or for trade bait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d stash him

    • batflix says:
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      @G: If he comes up at all this year it will probably be in September and out of the bullpen (maybe 10-20 innings/ plus possibly some post season work)
      Unless something drastically changes in Houston before then, like big trades or a slew of injuries

  20. Little fun fact John Gant is the son of the Great Ron Gant. Another fun fact Grey and i went to different schools together.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: If Wikipedia is trusted; As of 2015, Gant lived in Suwanee, Georgia and had four children: a son named Ryan and daughters named Alexus, Symara and Halyn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ryan is short for John

      • Fogimon says:
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        Also, if this guy is referencing the pitcher on the Braves, its John Gant, and he’s white.

        Brother from another mother, and father ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It could be

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Fogimon: yeah ron gant was a black guy, john gant is uh, not.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

            • The Harrow says:
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              @Grey: honestly i owned dustin fowler for like 2 months (and tried to draft him twice in deep dynasties) before i knew he was a white guy. stupid amurica with a bunch of descendants of slaves who’s last names where the names of their owners that never got new ones after that was “done”.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, just learning Dustin Fowler is white right now

                • The Harrow says:
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                  @Grey: SEE!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

  21. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up!

    a. Made it to Croatia, thanks for the safe travel wishes it obviously worked wonders. Now waiting to take the bus in land (it’s about 100 miles to my final destination) and finally get some rest.

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 26

    Old Man: The difference between straight speaking and crooked; the difference between frankness and shuffling.

    Young Man: Explain.

    Old Man: The others offer you a hundred bribes to be good, thus conceding that the Master inside of you must be conciliated and contented first, and that you will do nothing at first hand but for his sake; then they turn square around and require you to do good for other’s sake chiefly; and to do your duty for duty’s sake, chiefly; and to do acts of self-sacrifice. Thus at the outset we all stand upon the same ground–recognition of the supreme and absolute Monarch that resides in man, and we all grovel before him and appeal to him; then
    those others dodge and shuffle, and face around and unfrankly and inconsistently and illogically change the form of their appeal and direct its persuasions to man’s second-place powers and to powers which have no existence in him, thus advancing them to first place;
    whereas in my Admonition I stick logically and consistently to the original position: I place the Interior Master’s requirements first, and keep them there.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  22. Vrugg says:
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    Grey, Great stuff as always. In a 12 team 6×6 with QPS and QS.

    I’ve received this trade offer:

    Give: Jose Ramirez

    Get: Arenado, C. Taylor, and Strasburg

    I’d appreciate your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Vrugg says:
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      Sorry for the typo. Should be OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vrugg: Works for me

  23. Itstime says:
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    We can only keep 5 players. Who on this list would you be looking to trade:

    $11 Rizzo
    $10 Goldy
    $52 Trout
    $34 Harper
    $12 Bellinger
    $10 Rosario
    $10 Correa

    I’m looking to acquire $49 kershaw , altuve $10, Stanton $30

    In other words, who would you trade from above to get the pack of 3?

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Itstime: Why are you trying to do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Itstime: You likely have to trade Trout — guess you can try Goldy and Correa or something like that

    • batflix says:
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      @Itstime: I don’t think it’s a great idea to be buying in on Kershaw now … especially at only 3 dollars cheaper than Trout, thats seems really pricey

    • kenly0 says:
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      @Itstime: Trout, Bellinger, and Rosario. Then, keep Goldy. Rizzo, Altuve, Correa, and Harper or Stanton. But, you really shouldn’t be trading for Kershaw.

  24. NH says:
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    Ryu is available in my league. Would you pick him and stash him on the bench or try to trade him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Yup

  25. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    12 team 7×7 w/ OBP and TBs

    Got offered his Bregman for my Bellinger. Trade analyzer has it firmly in my favor.

    Rest of team

    C – Tom Murphy
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Torres
    3B – Ryon Healy
    SS – Segura
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Benny
    OF – Soto
    Util – Hosmer

    Bench
    Bellinger
    Shaw

    This would for sure give me a more consistent option at 3rd base and allow me to cut bait on one of Healy/Shaw so I don’t have to carry the extra bench bat.

  26. Cram It says:
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    Bregman also had the legs. Quietly in the top 50 right now without really having a hot streak despite 7 HR’s this month.

    Lugo’s outing was solid despite some horrific defense behind him which escalated his pitch count. I’m a holdin’ for his next start in Miami.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Oops, missed Breg’s legs… I saw Lugo gave up some random unearned runs figured the Mets were doing Mets things

  27. Roy Hobbs was Super Dank! says:
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    Grey

    If you had to package up a deal for some SP, who would you target??

    Packaged deal= Dozier / G.Sanchez / Gio Gonzalez

  28. Kosmo says:
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    Drop GALLO for J Turner, Dietrich, Candelerio, Chapman, Lamb, Duffy, or Healy?
    or hold?..hate to drop him but hes not doing much
    was hoping pirates KANG would get promoted by now
    appreciate your opinions!!

  29. Joel says:
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    A bit of an odd trade prop thought, but I suspect the guy with Ramos (whom I drafted but ended up packaging in a deal with Ohtani for Sanchez and others to different team than this guy) would take injured Sanchez for Ramos 1 for 1. I dunno. Is it fair considering groin injuries and catchers. Seems to always take far longer than expected considering the nature of their playing role. I too feel the season is a wash for him.

    I grabbed Tom Murphy (as per the suggestion on yer Buy/sell feature). Am I just as wise to keep Sanchez on the DL or see if there are any willing participants.

    Summary:

    1. Trade Sanchez for Ramos 1:1?
    2. Roll with generic Tom (/w Gary on DL) and see what the Colorado summer brings us?

    Thanks again!

    P.S. I think you opposite day jinxed R.Ray! Works for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Just leave him on your DL and roll with Tom — hope so on Ray!

  30. Excellent Adventurer's says:
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    There are strange things afoot at the local Circle K and those things are evidenced when looking at Robert Gsellman’s utilization. He went from setting up while Familia was out, to closing when Familia came back, to unusual non-save, non-hold multi-inning outings where he is getting lambasted. 9 runs over the past 5 innings…which is the past 3 outings (past 5 days). I went from oinking ziggy piggy and eating ice cream with Napoleon (and Gsellman) to considering putting ole Gse in the iron maiden. He is failing most heinously at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Excellent Adventurer’s: Ha, noticed this too… I think now they’re just seeing if he can throw 2 IP every day

  31. yankee candle factory worker says:
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    I thought I’d added every possible KC reliever to my dynasty team over the last week, and yet

      • yankee candle factory worker says:
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        @Grey:

        Rockies quality move. Tanking ? Trolling.

        • yankee candle factory worker says:
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          @yankee candle factory worker:

          I tried to put the “does not equal” sign there, but I failed at that, too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Rockies are tanking?

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Grey: years of data on that one. parra/cargo 1 starting over tapia/dahl and mcmahon too. they probably don’t consider it tanking if the funniest part

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, oh, yeah… Totally

  32. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. I hope to have DeJong back soon. To activate him I would need to drop Seager (bench bat), Wood (I have a deep staff) or Hirano (holds and saves league….have Britton and Herrera for holds already with the assumption that Britton gets traded into a set up role).
    Or I could try a Seager and Wood for Morrow trade.

    Any preferences on these choices?

    2. Best DL stash – Bux, Ryu, Bucholdz?

    3. Any hotshot minor league OF or MI on their way up to consider?

    Thank you.

  33. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Kike or Joc ROS?

  34. prey879 says:
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    Would you trade Nimmo for Quintana?

    • Cram It says:
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      @prey879: Yes

      • prey879 says:
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        @Grey: Would you still do it if it were MIke Montgomery & Nimmo for Quintana?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  35. Five-on-One says:
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    Need to start two of the following for next week:

    Loaisiga (vATL $12.9)
    V V (vWAS $6.1)
    Suarez (@ATL $4.2)

    Thanks.

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: You are correct (of course). He is at Arizona. You mean all places starting with A aren’t the same?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, they are

  36. brian says:
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    16 team dynasty. h2h 6×6 with hits and OPS, and k/bb and QS. wasn’t expecting to contend this year but currently in 5th 11.5 games back. top 6 make playoffs.
    roster is C-flowers, 1b-encarnacion, 2b – eduardo escobar, ss-xander, 3b-machado, of-mazara, then I rotate the following for the other 2 OF spots (span, brinson, polanco, thames, para), util-aguilar, then i rotate between the aforementioned OFs for my other UTIL spot, BN-adrianza, dom smith, wilmer flores, munoz
    SP-sale, pivetta, loaisiga, domingo german, morton, covey, gant, caleb smith, buehler, tropeano, cahill. RP-peacock, hector rondon, greene, seranthony, kela, chad green, dyson, strickland.

    My minors roster is pretty loaded-tatis, adell, trammell, yordan, will benson, rodgers, corey ray, wander javier, kyle lewis, lutz, sandy alcantara, jojo romero, graterol, allard, kaprelian

    been offered bryant and andrew heaney for my buehler, tatis, adell, and trammell. would you pull the trigger? my team’s been pretty scatter shot in this league so far. finished 4th my 1st year, then sold off some prospects to make a run only to finish 10th last year.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brian: I’d take Bryant

  37. Let’s Play Two says:
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    I own Folty in a standard roto league using QS instead of wins. Great ERA, WHIP and K/9, but He rarely completes 6 IP. Would you drop him for Flaherty who seems to be equally as good but can go deeper into games?

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        I was offered Berrios for my Folty. Should I have taken that deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not

  38. Wilson says:
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    I need QS/ERA/WHIP, and he needs HDSV , I lead HDSV in league.
    Trade my Greene for his Porcello? Thoughts apprecitated.

    And , Greene or Giles for ROS?

  39. Weird Fishes says:
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    10-team NL-only H2H … is Zimmerman droppable? DL slot occupied by Wacha. I’m considering dropping Zimm to stream or pickup Ryu. Thank you, sir.

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      @Weird Fishes: also I’ve got Muncy and Aguilar as 1B options. Thanks Grey.

  40. Don Majikowski says:
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    For next year only, who do you want?

    Corey Seager or Nelson Cruz?

  41. Mike says:
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    “A lot of pitchers take a long time to get back to where they were before Tommy John surgery, but Shelby Miller picked up right where he left off. Impressive.”

    And this is why we keep coming back. Well done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ha, thanks!

    • Kyzr5 says:
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      @Mike: Haha!

  42. DLev45 says:
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    Pick one to start tonight:

    Blackmon v. Holland @SF.
    Hoskins v. Severino in Philly.
    Ozuna v. Kluber in STL.

    Seems like Blackmon is the choice given the match-ups, but he is also the coldest of the 3 right now. Hoskins and Ozuna have been tearing it up this month.

  43. Cohen says:
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    Better streamer tomorrow?
    Gibson at White Sox
    Wheeler at home vs Mets
    Nova at Mets
    SON likes them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: Wheeler vs. Mets?

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: sorry Wheeler at home vs Pirates

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Him

  44. SnellHigh? says:
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    Would ya trade Snell and one of the following J. Martinez / W. Myers for either Betts or Freeman?

  45. peacecoast says:
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    Would it have been so hard to put PC on the cast? really?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: It’s the little things Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh my God, I’ve hurt you, my last intention…ever!!! I screamed the last word for dramatic reasons.

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: It’s him isn’t it. Giancarlo, non si può stoparlo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can’t compete with Giancarlo, but we could all live together on a commune

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stop punishing me for my oversight!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: seriously how long does it take to make those videos? would take me a year I think.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, think it takes them a day

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: I thought you did it haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, a team of animators

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I write it and do the voice

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It is not a sweatshop of animators

                    • Joel says:
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                      @Grey: I figured as much. That explains the curled finger Grey. Likely done in their overworked image.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  46. m0se says:
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    benny baseball or nola? 6×6 OPS/QS

  47. Balke says:
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    Would it be stupid to drop Moreland for Kike? I could really use that positional eligibility as I’m streaming shortstops right now.

  48. Dave Funnell says:
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    Is Daniel Murphy a good buy low? Or is this a lost season and wait for him to return to form in 2019?

    Start Price vs Angels?

    Molina or Perez today at C?

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Damint, I missed that. And I usually read your Buy/Sell. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: watch him come back next year with like 3 boyfriends in tow and he’ll be a top 10 hitter. finally let himself be himself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  49. Ty says:
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    Would you drop Rondon or Britton to stash Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Nope, but I guess league matters

  50. Peteo says:
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    Grey, love your site, and hate to complain, but your top-of-post videos are autoplaying on mobile data, and even when paused, start back up.

    It’s definitely reduced the amount that I visit your site, this year :(

    Not sure if anything can be done- hopefully just change some settings?

    Thanks, and again, love the site!

    Note for your site folks, if helpful: Android 8.1, using chrome, no ad blocker and all my browser settings are correctly set to block auto-playing video

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peteo: Not sure why they’re auto playing after paused, if I pause the video here it pauses

  51. Smell The Glove says:
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    Lugo or Pivetta? Next matchups would favor Lugo but I’m looking beyond that too.

  52. Synyster says:
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    We can drop Ohtani (pitcher), right? He is just using up a DL spot right now.

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Dropped Ohtani, put Cervelli on the DL spot, and added Romine. Seem like a solid move? Gomes and Chirinos were also avail, but I like me some Yankees hitters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What catcher do you have now?

          • Synyster says:
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            @Grey:

            I had Cervelli, but Ohtani and Wacha on the DL.

            So I dropped Ohtani so I could fit Cervelli in a DL spot and picked up Romine. We are capped at 70 moves, used 17 so far.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, then hold

              • Synyster says:
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                @Grey:

                Damn..already went ahead and did it. Hopefully didn’t hurt myself too bad.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds fine

  53. Justin Ralph says:
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    Tim Hill actually got the first post Kelvin save for them.

    Also don’t you find it weird that Booby went the whole first semester at Iowa not talking to Cindy and then acted all pissed off at the NYE party when he found out she had dated Ronald Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah, Tim Hill, how could I forget him… A man’s jealousy is often hard to rationalize

  54. aardvark says:
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    My team is:
    C: realmuto
    1st: bellinger
    2nd: Escobar
    3rd: freeman
    Ss: turner
    LF: ozuna
    CF: Rosario
    RF: jo-ma
    Utility: Muncy

    Bench: Puig
    Bench: Cain
    Bench: moose
    Bench: Devers

    P: cmart
    P: Lester
    P: Corbin
    P: Morton
    P: Rodon
    P: pivetta
    RP: Greene

    Who would you drop to activate Robbie ray?
    I’m thinking Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  55. DonnieB says:
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    Margot over Schebler for ROS? Both are hot now. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, flip a coin on needs

  56. Bk says:
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    1. Pick 2- Trumbo, Schebler, Pederson

    2. Hold Watson in 10 Team league where I kinda need saves? Can use the roster spot for Suter, or maybe other streams.

    3. Pick 2- TMurphy, Hicks, Zunino, Suzuki, Barnhart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not Joc 2. If you need saves, I guess hold him 3. Murphy, Hicks

  57. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    “My kite dipsy-doodles less than your pen when you’re signing your name!”….Saves aint got a face but we have dignity…Your on a roll bro…Keep em coming. Your blurbs are akin to Chapman throwing a heater up and in at 102, and then following it up with a knee buckling change-up for strike 3. Cant wait for the podcast later.

    My questions:

    1. Acuna comes back on friday …need to part with one of these guys…Teoscar, Leonys, Joc or Shebler…All 4 have been nice fa pickups for me ( thanks to Razzball ) , but cant keep everyone. In this particular league thier are 6 cats ( 5 standard and OBP )

    2. Kike more valuable than Y Munoz ? ( this league has a 60 moves FA pick up limit for season and Ive only got 12 left as I lack self control ) I own Munoz and am contemplating picking up Kike…

    3. Mad Bum or Grienke ROS?

    4. was offered Mad Bum or Grienke and Dejong for K Bryant. ( I also own Andujar and Muncy and could use some pitching ) Is this deal fair enough? ( If you say yes than question #2 becomes unnecessary )

    5. Now that you are an admitted Kike lover, do you think you will get derisive trolls from the Maga heads?

    As always, thanks in advance and keep up the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Joc 2. Yup 3. Bum 4. Nah 5. Haha

  58. Dr Y says:
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    is conforto droppable? 10 team mixed, 5 outfielder, keeper league. He would only be considered to be kept if he went bananas for the rest of the season. Guys to pick up, andujar or trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  59. pdo says:
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    Drop Gio Gonzalez? I could get Lugo or Loaisiga instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  60. Dr Y says:
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    also, is buxton worth an add if available? I think he comes back today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  61. Kelley says:
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    Have to make D L moves . Drop 2, Buxton, Hicks. Gurriel, Olsen, Joc, Myers. H2H points. Website is a blast! Won 4 out of last 5 weeks. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Olson, Joc

  62. American Troutfisher says:
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    ROS, JoRam or Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  63. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! In redraft, would you drop Kyle Tucker stash for Jake Bauers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Go for it

  64. Brian says:
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    you starting gausman v sea and price v laa in 6×6 league with k/bb and QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither sound good

  65. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    Sorry bro, I forgot to ask one question above.

    I know Odor is dead to you, but I have hesitated dropping him because the hittertron has liked him the last two weeks. Last night he went 2/4 with a steal. Since his infamous night out and one day benching he has actually not sucked so much. ( too bad he didn’t go both slam and legs last night as Rudy could’ve somehow got a ‘ Snelly Odor ‘ into the title. ) Anyways, my question is, If he continues not sucking, and maybe even ups it a notch into being a decent mixed league ownable 2nd basemen , is their a chance he pulls a Lazarus for you where he would no longer be dead to you? Or do you keep em buried for the season no matter what. I also own another guy who is dead to you ( Sonny Gray ) and this question applies to him also

    btw, I am trying to find out how to go about nominating you into the New Jersey Hall of fame. After all, you contribute much more to the world than Bon Jovi or Al Leiter ever did.

    Once again, thanks bro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see Odor rising from the ashes to spite me, if for no other reason — Please get me in that HOF!

  66. Cram It says:
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    Where has Willy Mo been to tell us again how awesome Domingo German is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Cram It: HEY WILLY MO COME AT US MOFA

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Cram It: yeah 2 whole days off.

  67. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, Schebler or A Hicks? Or is that pretty much a toss up? Thanks Grey

  68. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, Schebler or A Hicks? Or is that pretty much a toss up? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, Schebler

  69. peacecoast says:
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    I love when we max out the replies, high five bra!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Down low, too slow!

  70. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    I have Pivetta with a very late round reference – thinking of moving him for help this year and have been offered Merrifield/DeShields/Arrieta or Merrifield/Price (I need swipes as well). Would you pull the trigger on either in a 15 team roto with QS?

    I’m not big on Arrieta and very high on Pivetta.

    Gracias amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the DeShields one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And I’m not big on Arrieta either, but Merrifield is decent

  71. hotmilk8 says:
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    Have hosmer and smaok platoon in 10 team pts league. We dropping Somali for Alons-20ks less in Same ab and better numbers and avg. think shift is killing smoak. Think I’m crazy?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Somali?

    • hotmilk8 says:
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      @hotmilk8: damn autocorrect. *We dropping smoak for Alonzo*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh, Alonso’s not exactly butter

  72. hankg says:
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    Still looking to upgrade bullpen situation – considering a deal of Giles/Rondon and 6th round pick for Knebel, Treinen and 11th round pick. Would this deal be recommended? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel side

  73. Dr Y says:
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    h2h 10 team mixed, 1 C. close to playoff spot already, in 1st. have DL spot available

    get gary sanchez & solarte
    give ramos & carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  74. Kdoggy says:
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    Rest of Season rank them
    Bour
    Cron
    Bird
    Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Bird

  75. bigbear says:
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    Remember when drafting Hosmer and Smoak was a joke? Ahh, the good ole days…

    Speaking of which: Gurriel or Trumbo as a Smoak replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Gurriel

  76. PartyAndWrestle says:
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    first off, only one more start at 2b and Muncy has eligibility there in Yahoo leagues!

    16 team H2H
    C: Gomes
    1B: Hosmer
    2B : Dozier
    3B: Muncy (normally Shaw)
    SS: Bogaerts
    OF Castellanos
    OF Springer
    OF Desmond
    No Ult in league
    Bench: Healy, Shaw, A. Garcia

    I’ve been riding Muncy’s hot bat recently. If Shaw ends up being healthy should I try to trade high on him and combo him with someone to upgrade a position like 1B, SS, 3B or OF or should I hold him and just plug him where needed and hope this keeps up? Or maybe trade someone else and put Muncy in their place?

    Thank you for all the work that you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see trading Shaw

  77. ER says:
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    ‘Tsup Grey! Got offered Muncy for Flaherty. Rest of the rotation is Scherzer/Sale/Lester/Teheran/Taillon/Archer/Buehler. Muncy would send one of Descalso/Jay/B.Anderson/Dietrich to the bench. Negotiate, slam dunk accept, or slam dunk reject?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Muncy, it’s fair, can negotiate some more, have fun with it!

  78. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    To answer your question above, Jon Gant and Ron Gant are probably not related at all. I’m not sure how to delicately put this, but there is a glaring difference in complexion.

    However, it is my contention that Duane Underwood Jr. is Blair Underwood’s son.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! But, really, we’re not 100% sure on this Gant/Gant?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Sure, not 100%, but it is at the low end of the range of outcomes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But it’s possible?!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Ugh, you’re just not going to let this thing die. Yes, I suppose it’s possible. It’s possible that Ron Gant’s late night tryst with a very pale Waffle House waitress in Macon in the early nineties resulted in a son……

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or adopted

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: hahaha, yes, or adopted

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So it is his son?!

                  • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                    @Grey: Damn it, you’re really going to make me collect hair samples for analysis, aren’t you?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Could just get their mom on the podcast

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Grey: yeah i didn’t think about adoption, that’s possible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Probable!

  79. JC says:
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    Drop Joc Pederson for Schebler?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @JC: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  80. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Starting Joe Ross’ bro Tyson tonight @ Tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  81. Sammy Sosa Fan Club says:
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    Billy Hamilton or Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  82. Negatto says:
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    Trumbo or Margot an upgrade over Cron for U?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  83. a says:
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    Just FYI Bautistas wRC+ is 131 for the year, and his 161+ oPS since joining the Mets is top 10 in the league. Soo he is not doing poorly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could work for the Mets

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Grey: Ha

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @a: what was it on ATL? had to be pretty awful.

  84. Fogimon says:
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    Once again, I didn’t listen…. and I started VV. Had me sweating profusely as I waited for each of those walks to turn into a disaster inning…

    But he got through it. This may not be Pineda in disguise, this may actually be the start of something called a career. Come on VV, I can’t, I won’t give up on those K’s so easily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, maybe

  85. aardvark says:
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    Godley vs. Miami or Matz vs pitt or neither

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley

  86. Shark Tank says:
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    Which side would you take in these deals?

    1. Jack Flaherty for Nimmo & Mike Montgomery

    2. Ross Stripling for Nimmo & Mike Montgomery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re fair, depends on needs… 1’s better than 2

  87. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So, Robbie Ray going tomorrow. I think I’m sitting this one out. Only threw 66 pitches in his last outing and will likely be limited to 80 or so in this start. Not great for a guy that routinely struggles with efficiency and hasn’t pitched in an mlb game in 2+ months. Stinks, too, because it’s the Marlins. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t feel like a gamble worth taking… What’s best case scenario, 5 IP, 7 Ks? Yay, pfft.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: To quote George Jones, “There ain’t no money in this deal.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is George Jones related to them as well?

  88. Mushi says:
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    Hi grey. 20 team keep 8 keep forever league.
    I have too many 2bs (for next year) and was offered this trade:
    My albies/gleyber/blackmon/rondon for his ram/simmons/wood/shark.
    C – zunino
    1b – bauers
    2b – altuve
    3b – shaw
    Ss – torres (losing ss elig next year)
    Of – (start 3) blackmon/springer/puig/taylor
    Util – albies
    Sp – pivetta/godley/gibson/mikolas
    Rp – diaz/treinen/seranthony/rondon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Mushi says:
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        @Grey: how bout altuve and treinen for ram?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Altuve

  89. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Joc or Shaw? And how bad is Travis Shaw injury? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw — no idea of injury

      • Norm Ginsberg says:
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        @Grey: Missed 3 games last week (“tweaked wrist”); then left Sunday’s game after aggravating it on a swing. Listed as DTD.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  90. NH says:
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    Grey,

    Would you make any of these trades?

    I give Kimbrel and get Bumgarner
    or
    I give Hand and get Chris Archer

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum seems fine

  91. Fogimon says:
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    How keepable is Caleb for next season? See him being top 40 in 2019 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  92. ERad says:
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    So are we all hosts living in a simulation now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosts of what tho?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Robots, man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re taking over!

  93. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, I know this question is way too early (asking anyway!), but what do you think of Starling Marte vs. Benintendi as keepers heading into next year? I’m trying to improve keepers, and thinking of trading Marte and an SP to get Benny. The trade analyzer surprisingly has Marte at higher value, but not sure I agree.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! what about a super-early guess for next year on Jo-Ram vs. Stanton? Who’s the better keeper? Sounding like Jo-Ram…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jo-Ram

  94. BSA says:
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    OMG!!!! Can the Nats get more than ONE hit when Scherzer is pitching? Come ON!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • BSA says:
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        @Grey: Let me guess you laugh because you don’t have him. Geez – I’m rolling out Severino and Scherzer expecting ungodly Ks and 2 Ws while I am running a bit risky with Montas – goiing for the tri-fecta with one squinty eye open.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, don’t think I’ve owned Scherzer since he was on the Dbacks

  95. Punjab says:
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    This afternoon a Bird shat on my windshield. Remarkably, the letter GREG were splattered as it landed upon my glass…then later smeared when I turned on my wipers. A sign for sure I should drop this guy from my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m trading for him!

      • Punjab says:
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        @Grey: wha? buy low?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Punjab: Well it ain’t buying high.

          • Punjab says:
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            @Cram It: it’s the buying at all that im curious about…regardless of the height.

            • Punjab says:
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              @Punjab: When Buxton comes off the DL, my plan is to drop Bird. One of these turds might sprout a flower. If one does, I will name him Cram It in your honor.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Can you aim Bird’s crap towards Buxton?

              • Cram It says:
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                @Punjab: It does take some crap sometimes to grow a flower.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crapping on the windshield is good luck

          • Punjab says:
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            @Grey: Luckier than crapping on your own toe for sure.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like Archie Bradley supposedly does during games

              • Punjab says:
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                @Grey: Oh great. Two toe crappers on my team. No wonder my team stinks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bird crap doesn’t smell, does it?

  96. Paul says:
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    I tried to offer Patrick Corbin for Mad Bum? The guy is in last place and Corbin is a 15th round keeper… I don’t need him as a keeper but looking for Mad Bum back in return… I thought it was a fair deal but the owner said no after thinking about it for a while… should I up the offer or keep Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Corbin

  97. prey879 says:
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    Would you rather have Jack Flaherty or Quintana ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  98. Launch Angle says:
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    Would I be giving up too much by trading away Correa and Kershaw for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are risking more

      • Launch Angle says:
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        If I have a very deep SP rotation of top 20 guys is it worth the risk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is what worth it?

          • Launch Angle says:
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            You said I’m risking more trading away Correa/Kershaw for Lindor.

            If I have a deep SP rotation of quality arms is it worth the risk?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s worth the risk

  99. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Asked earlier about a my Bellinger for his Bregman swap. I talked to him into adding JA Happ so it ended up as:

    I get: Bregman and Happ
    He gets: Bellinger and Pivetta

    I feel pretty good about it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  100. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, need to drop one to replace G.Sanchez, so…
    My players:
    N.Mazara
    I.Desmond
    M. Moustakas
    M.Muncy
    W.Buehler
    S. Bieber
    Available Cathers:
    Y.Gomes
    R. Chirinos
    J.Lucroy
    Also, would any of these be an upgrade over my players, and if so, who to drop/add?
    J.Bauers
    B.Nimmo (on waivers)
    K.Tucker

    Thanks for the help, you really are the main man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber for Chirinos, hold on others

  101. knucks says:
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    At first I was thinking… its pretty remarkable that Butcher has made it all the way to the big leagues. How difficult it must be to find the strike zone. But now I’m wondering about the competitive advantage of being able to keep one of those eye’s on the first baserunner at all times. Anyone seen his pick off move recently? Must be legit.

    https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.htm?id=12107

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  102. Don Majikowski says:
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    Rough ranking of Bellinger in a keeper?

    Who would you rank higher, Bellinger or Gleyber in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 30 — Bellinger

  103. Sphinxter says:
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    Nimmo/Pivetta for Clevinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, sounds fair

  104. Bk says:
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    Cain just hit the DL and I’d like to use the roster spot; better DL stash, Ryu or Wacha? Gotta cut one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

      • DonnieB says:
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        I need to cut a player to place Cain on the disabled list or reserves. It may be two if Shaw goes on DL. My DL spots and reserves now include Kyle Tucker, Miguel Sano, Chris Archer, Alex Reyes and Michael Wacha. It is a 12 team roto keeper. Trying to hold Reyes as a keeper—maybe. What’s the order of first two cuts. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sano, Reyes

  105. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Jung ho Kang or Devon Travis for the 2nd half of 2018?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Travis

  106. Joel says:
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    Pick one please: Hosmer, Bauers or Healy. Gonna be a bench bat to cover utility and first base. Could be short or long term…not sure yet

    • Joel says:
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      @Joel: oh, could throw J. Hicks in there too. I’m that Guy with Gary Sanchez on the DL and am gonna roll with Tom Murphy in the meantime. Sadly, gotta drop Cainye MidWest (new to the DL) to pick up one of these fellers.

      • Joel says:
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        @Joel: HAHAHA or Romine! another 1b/ C. I promise I’ll stop!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hicks is apples/oranges

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  107. William Hung says:
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    Do you think Travis Shaw’s wrist injury is concerning/nagging enough to consider dropping for Yuli? This is for my UTIL bat spot – standard 5×5 with Ks and OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, it’s concerning

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: should I hold for now or drop for Yuli?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold until he goes to the DL

  108. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team, 6×6 (std 5×5 + OPS & QS), H2H league. Need some SP help.

    Is the below a fair trade:

    I give: Gallo + Barnhart
    I get: Godley/Piveta/C. Hamels + W. Ramos

    If so, which SP would you choose from those 3?

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  109. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – the guy who offered up his $23 Machado keeper (+$3 annually, keep forever) for my $3 Bellinger got cold feet before I could accept and withdrew the offer.

    He came back with $21 Freeman for $3 Bellinger.

    Which side do you like? (As a reminder, I’m 3/12 but close to 1st, and a bump in team AVG of .010 (.249 – .259) would give me 6 points and put me squarely in 1st or second.

    Freeman at $24 in 2019 would be very keepable . . . Rizzo went for $45 at auction last year (in his down year), and first rounders usually go for $50.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Tb9 says:
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    Drop puig,Braun, Pederson for Trumbo, piscotty, Bauers, mchugh, Danny Duffy, gausman, luchessi

    Currently have 2 bench bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc for Bauers

  111. Tb9 says:
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    Cain to dl, already have wacha, ohtani on dl and I’m in first place in my league should I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Ohtani then Wacha

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Tb9: wow from today’s comments lots of people have the
      1. wacha + otani pitcher
      mix
      or the
      2. wacha + cervelli + otani pitcher
      mix

      what about the
      3. darvish +otani+wacha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I have Yu/Darvish lots of places

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This Freeman/Machado guy is all over the place. Now he’s offering me EITHER

    A. His $23 Machado for my Bellinger + bench bat Chris Taylor (weekly league and I have tim anderson/peraza/muncy/nimmo fill where he’d be playing)

    B. His $21 Freeman for my Bellinger straight up.

    Since the price to me is negligable, I guess the question is would you rather keep Manny or Freeman forever at those prices?

    Thanks and sorry for the follow up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  113. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Just biding time with my last OF spot until Pollock comes back. Would you drop Kepler for any of the following options in a OBP/SLG% league: Kiermaier, Dickerson, Gardner, Mancini, Reddick, or Parra?

    Currently have four closers (i.e., Hand, Treinen, Allen, and Rondon) in my 12-team league and 4 other teams have already opted to boot the saves category all together and aren’t rostering any. Safe to drop Rondon for a streaming slot?

    Take it easy, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whaddup whaddup…. Kiermaier – I’d want Rondon on the squad

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ‘poop!

  114. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    3 DL slots and 4 guys on MLB DL — who should I cut? Buehler; Morrow; Ryu; and CAIN. I assume Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow will be back tomorrow, and Cain sounds like he’ll be out a week… Can lose Ryu if you must

      • Norm Ginsberg says:
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        @Grey: Always glad to see greta minds thinking alike. Dixn’t realiize Morrow was so imminent; is Buehler still totally open-ended. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mentioned Morrow in the post you’re commenting on

  115. Worm Burner says:
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    Buying Mad bum goes against my better thoughts, but is Bum for Gary Sanchez a toss-up now?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Bum

  116. Smelt says:
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    Uptown or Herrera rest of season. I’m thing Uptown usually finishes strong. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton?

      • Smelt says:
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        @Grey: yes. Sorry. Upton

  117. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    When Morrow returns, who to cut? Hand (who’s recently been bad); Tepera; or Rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  118. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    I was Offered goldschmidt for Healy and Carlos Martinez… this is a yes. Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks, he just changed it to Flaherty and Healy for goldschmidt. Yes is still the answer. Just checking

  119. Ty says:
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    Adam Jones was dropped in my 12 teamer.. he’s below his avg numbers except for avg. you think he catches up to his robotic like stats in the second half or is he just getting old?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s old, but depends who you’re dropping

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Ketel Marte. Just bench moves. I was thinking since he’s been so damn consistent at hitting those yearly numbers he could catch fire in the 2nd half. Old is old tho

        • Ty says:
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          @Ty: maybe I should just save myself the headache and grab the upsidy Bauers or Margot

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Easy, Bauers or Margot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d ride Ketel

          • Ty says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: 10-4 lil buddy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, big buddy!

  120. William Hung says:
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    Gallo batting 8th tonight against Tyson Ross – dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good

  121. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    HUnter Dozier or Devon Travos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Can try Devon

  122. Warren S Loegering says:
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    Harper + Syndergaard for Stanton

    10 team OBP league

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce

  123. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @ Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Margot or Gardner? Coin Flip?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Margot, but yes coin

  124. Jubaka says:
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    Should I trade Myers and Marte for Just Dong?
    Should I trade Marte or Marte and Myers for harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why anyone woudl do these, but I’d take JD or Harper

  125. Crime Dog says:
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    Which 2 pitchers are you owning if you have to (because you have 4 on the DL and another unusable one(c-mart))

    Loaisagnia (spelling?)
    Romero (twins guy)
    Peralta (Brewers guy)

    I know they’re matchup guys for the most part and I think SON likes all 3 of their next starts which is why I’m asking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lasagna, Peralta, but is Peralta staying up?

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Crime Dog: nevermind I just realized Romero got optioned. When I looked the other day SON liked his next start

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, gotcha

  126. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Kela and Barraclough are my closers now. Morrow coming off DL tomorrow. We only start 2 closers, who is the drop. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kela

  127. The Shoe says:
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    Heyo Grey, wondrous write-up as always!

    A. With Cain going on the shelf for a bit, I have a spot to fill. Who do you like among the following: Bauers, Duffy, Jay, Margot, Desmond

    B. Is Quintana plus Posey a fair price to deal for Snell?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Desmond — I’d take Snell

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Peralta is mowing down Royals. Would you take him over Gibson or Eflin? Leaning towards taking him over Gibson based on the perhiperals.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Gibson is fine

  128. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Would you trade Corbin for Posey and Aguilar?

    Full roster below:
    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Rosario, Desmond
    UTIL- Gallo
    B- Shaw

    SP- Severino, Pivetta, Bauer, Corbin, Rodon, Taillon, Buehler
    RP- Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez, Barraclough, Greene
    DL- Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        H2H scoring – my team’s weakness is in RBI, AVG, and Ks where I am hovering around .500 in each of those categories. I was hoping I could weather Gallo’s slumps but with Shaw out I’m exposed to him right now. Besides that, it looks like Abreu has been under .200 for the past 30 days as well. Looking for a spark to wake up these bats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, but Posey’s not the answer

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Bats I’m considering –
            David Peralta, Moncada, Polanco (b2b games with HRs), Kike, Conforto, Gurriel, and surprised to see Trumbo has been performing so well lately..

            casting a wide net here

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Peralta, Conforto and Gurriel are interesting

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: So if Shaw gets DL’d he’s my drop – if he stays D2D, then who’s the drop… Greene?

  129. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Morton and Mikolas for Kershaw? Which side do you like?

    Weekly league, 12 teams. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Grey: wow’s dem’s some kinda PED’s if morton is the “safer” injury risk. and i’d guess at this point he is. kershaw, get with it, nellie cruz’s number is tapped to your trainer’s wall for years now, take the spike and call.

  130. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Please rank for holds come Sept….Herrera, Britton, Devenski,

    2. Please rank for saves come Sept…..Hirano, Britton, Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Herrera, Britton 2. None? Hirano, Britton

  131. Smelt says:
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    Upton or Herrera rest of season. I’m thing Upton usually finishes strong. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  132. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Sorry for the late questions, my guy changed up the deal for Carlos Martinez to jack Flaherty in a deal that would have been Carlos Martinez and Ryan Healy for goldschmidt . Still do the deal? Answer is yes in a restart league but Flaherty is my keep for next year. Dumb to over think this? I get goldschmidt

  133. Rene De La Torre says:
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    Team is offering me George Springer and Adam Jones for Eddie Rosario and Scooter Gennett. What do you think?

  134. Crazy J says:
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    Wow, after the first inning I was so satisfied with benching CMart…. what a magician!

    You feel that? It’s a strong breeze from the Rendon buy-low window… it’s still wide open!

    Trout seemed to have used up all his luck, time to trade?

  135. WTH says:
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    I just checked my leagues free agent list and is there something i’m missing??? Why is ceaser hernandez our leagues 6th ranked 2b on the waiver wire?????…

    i’m in a 10 team POINTS league weekly h2h al/nl should I drop dee gordan or K Marte for him?? I picked up marte cuz he could play SS and 2b for me and he was pretty hot but neither guy is 100%% needed for me…. Should I stop typing already and pick up ceaser ???? and who would you drop of those two ? thx grey !!

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