Late last night, Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Blue Jays.  Both hammys, his quads, his obliques, his elbow tendons, both groins.  Why does he have two groins again?  Maybe we don’t need to know.  The Rockies getting rid of Tulo makes me think of when a kid is dropped off at the airport to fly alone.  A flight attendant walks with the kid, trying to make conversation, waits with them at the gate, helps them into their seat, watches after them on the flight, escorts them off the plane and walks them to their uncle.  Once the Rockies representative handed Tulo off to his uncle, Alex Anthopoulos, the Rockies representative went into the bathroom, did a line of blow and dialed the Rockies, “We got rid of him!!!”  The Blue Jays longed to have a shortstop with two good legs.  Sadly, they traded Jose Reyes to the Rockies, so now they still have a shortstop with one good leg, unless the deal includes Reyes leaving behind a hammy.  Obviously, leaving Coors isn’t going to help anyone, but Tulo’s big problem has always been his health.  If he stays healthy, the Blue Jays aren’t exactly the Kalamazoo Fightin’ Zebras playing in Petco.  The lineup around him will be better, and he’ll get to face a junkload of terrible pitchers in the AL East.  As for Reyes, he might not be long in Colorado, and if he is, then he gets a boost in value, until the Mile High air creeps into his hammys and does its worst.  Reyes could now get back those extra five homers that seem to have disappeared from his usual batting line.  Also, in this deal, LaTroy Hawkins went to the Jays.  He was the flight attendant in the above scenario.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gonzalez – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homers.  Bet you’re glad you bought him super low when I told you.  My favorite is now ESPN and Yahoo will be telling you to buy him.  About a month too late.

John Axford – 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he coughed up the game to Kris Bryant (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) and his 14th homer.  Axford has the security of the Rockies going nowhere fast, so Axford will go nowhere, uh, slow.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 3.81.  Ugh, I’m beginning to think he’s the newest Passive Aggressive Starter.  He throws a few solid games, everyone picks him up and then he changes his Wifi network name to “StopstealingmywifiandIwillstoplettingmydogshitonyourlawn.”

Kyle Schwarber – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Joe Maddon said, “You saw him play one minute of outfield (on Sunday).  You might see him out there more often as we move along.”  Maddon is such a gooftard.  I love that he said he played one minute.  Like he had a stopwatch on him.

Jason Motte – 0 IP, 3 ER as he imploded yesterday.  The one thing the Cubs have in the bullpen are choices, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this is the last time Motte sees a save for a while.  Rafael Soriano (1 IP, 1 ER) came into the game, and immediately coughed up a home run.  Hector Rondon — Member him?! — had pitched prior in the game and has been terrific, so I’d guess Hector Rondon first for saves.  With Maddon though, anything’s possible.

Shane Victorino – Yesterday, The Sciosciapath went into the General Manager’s office and congratulated him on getting the Angels a rock solid DH in Victorino to replace Cron.  Interim GM, Bill Stoneman, then showed The Sciociapath pictures of how cleft palates were fixed, saying over and over again, “Cleft healed…cleft healed…cleft healed.”  Then Stoneman showed him advertisements for LifeLock, saying repeatedly, “Theft shield…theft shield…theft shield.”  Still The Sciosciapath’s face revealed nothing.  Finally, Stoneman showed him a YouTube video of a guy who peels an orange in one peel, saying, “Deft peeled…deft peeled…deft peeled.”  The Sciosciapath didn’t understand what the point of all this was, but said, “Hey, maybe I’ll play Victorino in left field.”  Stoneman sighed, his subconscious warfare worked.  Victorino will take over in left and will likely bat in the bottom of the order, and doesn’t gain a whole lot of value outside of deep mixed leagues and AL-Only.  In slightly bigger news, Rusney Castillo (1-for-2, 2 runs) was called up by the Red Sox and will likely be in a platoon in the outfield with De Aza, and I would grab Castillo to see if he can finally click as once promised way back in 2015.  Oh, wait, that’s this year.  Yeah, Rusney’s lost some of his shine, but he can quickly get his shinebox back.  Hmm, that’s usually used negatively, isn’t it?

Joe Kelly – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  On a side note, I’m actually surprised the Red Sox are selling, what with Kelly, Porcello, Miley, The Comedian Steven Wright, E-Rod, that Johnson guy they called up briefly, I think his name was Brian and I think they only called him up to see if they could get anyone trending on Twitter, Justin Masterson…Meh, I guess I can stop there.

Josh Rutledge – Sent to the Red Sox in the Victorino trade because you can’t kill his sleeperiness!  *cut to 2018*  Rutledge is headed to Japan to play, but I love him as a late sleeper in Nippon Baseball fantasy leagues.

Brock Holt – Expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday after hyperextending his knee.  I have him on one team and I thought he’d been out for months.  Call him, Brock “I’m Hot As Shizz For One Month” Holt, you can imagine why he doesn’t go by his nickname often.

David Ortiz – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and his 3rd homer in two days.  Someone’s locked in.  *cut to Austin Powers, acting like he’s trapped inside an imaginary box*  Help, I’m locked in!

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Funny thing (not funny), he could still go a dozen different places for next year’s drafts depending on how he does in these final two months.  Scorching two months, and I could see him as a 2nd rounder.  Terrible two months, and I could see him falling to the 6th or 7th round.

Tyler Saladino – 1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .286.  I’ve been rocking him in one league for the better part of two weeks.  He once stole 38 bases in one year of the minors, i.e., SAGNOF and the S doesn’t stand for salad.  Though, unless it’s a chicken salad, I guess salad ain’t got no face either.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  I went over Melky in this week’s podcast.  Well, ain’t that a sexy tease to get you to listen?  I should’ve said I also sang, that you love.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs and has two homers and two steals in the last ten games.  This White Sox/Red Sox series was circled back in March as being a big series for both clubs, now you’re just mad you ruined a good Far Side desk calendar.

Carlos Sanchez – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting over .450 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Clippard – Shipped off to the Mets to work as Jeurys Familia’s setup man.  Tyler Clippard sounds like a yacht captain, and now my closer flag is at half mast.   Earlier this year, I traded Jeurys to Sky for Chris Davis and I owned Clippard, so it would’ve extra sweet if Clippard took over in Flushing, but that dream appears to be headed down the drain.

Edward Mujica – Seems to be the favorite for the A’s closer job, but the A’s closer map says “You Are Here” and the Common Sense map says “You Are Not Here,” so there’s some speculation to be had.  I could see grabbing Fernando Rodriguez, because he’s been nasty, and Drew Pomeranz, because he’s been used in setup situations.

Cody Anderson – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies are some vindictive SOBs.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  He will get hot at some point.  This could be it.  Finally.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, has hit in nine of ten games, hitting near-.350 in the last week, and I don’t know where the love is for this guy.  There should be a glossary term for a prospect that everyone clamors for when they’re first called up, then enthusiasm wanes and the guy just sits on waivers.  Please suggest in the comments.

Omar Infante – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Only two more to catch Bogaerts!  Omar’s comin’ yo!

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I’m pretty sure this homer eliminates Longoria from homering this week, it’s the Law of Grey Can’t Have Too Much Wonderful.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .287.  Now has back-to-back three-hit games, and…Wow, he’s owned everywhere.  Sorry, I usually click on a player page first before I say hot schmotato, and if a guy is owned in more than 50% of leagues, I don’t bother saying to pick him up.  Really surprised to see Morales and his 12 homers owned so much.  As the Royals DH, he does get a ton of ribbies.  Damn, Billy Butler is jealous.

Curt Casali – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (4, 5).  That sound you hear is the screaming of his one owner in a 20-team, AL-Only two catcher league that only uses Rays players.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.61 vs. Nate Karns 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This matchup was billed as “You Own Anibal To Your Detriment Because You Know His Name vs. You Don’t Own Karns To Your Detriment Because You Don’t Know Him.”  See, I know you.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Oh, please get hot, you hundred-legged bastage.

Kevin Gausman – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Braves.  I like Gausman, but anyone vs. the Braves is a no brainer.  Your specialty!  Very funny, Random Italicized Voice.  I would own Gausman in most leagues, but I would also confer with the Stream-o-Nator on him in most matchups.

Matt Wieters – 3-for-5 and his 4th homer.  Well, he’s no Curt Casali.

Alex Wood – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Simply because I keep getting questions about dropping him, I must do the math every time.  His ERA is 2.98 on the year if you throw out his start in Coors where you wouldn’t have started him anyway.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer and 2nd in as many games.  Well, I guess you never know where a hot schmotato might come from.  In the big picture, he is not good, call him Adonis Garbagcia.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Mike Montgomery 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  With one team that’s not great in away games and one team not great in home games, this was a streamer’s delight.  Of course, red sky at morning, streamer’s take warning.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 22nd homer.  Au Shizz!

Robinson Cano – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer.  Kinda hoping he has a huge 2nd half just to get people suckered in again next year.  It might not even take that big of one.  That’s what she said!  Huh?

Shawn Tolleson – During pregame warmups, Keone Kela collided hard with Tolleson.  Must be that Samoan blood in Kela.  And also why he doesn’t wear shoes (into the shower).  Tolleson says he’s fine, but I grabbed Kela just in case.

Derek Holland – Ready for a rehab assignment.  Hoping he has at his ready, Big Toddler Mustache Wax.

Ivan Nova – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  He’s a’ight, not a’ight a’ight but just a’ight.  I’d look at the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-5 and his 24th homer.  Member in the preseason Brian Cashman was mad about tweets by A-Rod and said the Yankees won’t pay him bonus money and said A-Rod won’t play 3rd base and A-Rod won’t do this and won’t do that?  Since A-Rod started hitting, haven’t heard a lot from that midget, Cashman.  Sorry, maybe that’s dwarf.

Chase Headley – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Gregorius blasting, but I just can’t hear it, cause only in AL-Only is Didi a shortie to creep wit’.

Stephen Strasburg – Will make a rehab start on Wednesday in Triple-A.  Too bad the league where I drafted him doesn’t use minor league players’ stats.  Effin’ Stressbird.

Nori Aoki – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “We get most of our info by re-purposing Yahoo’s fantasy information, and, due to the white background, I can’t see anything.  Mommy, is that you?”

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Maybe, I don’t know, it’s time to move him out of the seven hole.

Chris Heston – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He’s been so money at home all year his face should be on dollars minted in San Francisco.  In a powdered wig, of course.  Tradition, and all.

Adam Lind – Didn’t start yesterday due to a sore back.  The Brewers said, “He’s totally totally totally fine.  Okay, who wants to trade?”

Ryan Braun – Was also scratched with a sore back.  Get your own ailment, Braun, that’s my man Lind’s!

Jered Weaver – Will make a rehab start on Thursday, which is like his 5th rehab start.  I get the sense that the Angels have prolonged Weaver’s rehab stint because they’re hoping he just gets hurt again rather than removing one of their other starters.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  The dong is strong with Wong.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  Just keeps rolling along as you count on your fingers, trying to figure out when Verlander is starting next.

Randal Grichuk – MRI on his groin showed nothing.  Sounds like the first episode of I Am Cait.

 
  1. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Best Sciociopath bit all year. Had me rolling!

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    So the Rockies have finally moved on from Tulo. Perhaps it’s time to move on from the automatic “Au Shizz” call? You’re better than that Grey!

      • Seph Meier says:
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        @Grey:

        Plouffe their goes the dynamite….sometimes you just don’t need to mess with success!

  3. JMONTE says:
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    Keep doing what you’re doing Grey.

    You add humor to such great fantasy baseball insight like nobody’s business!

  4. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Thoughts on grabbing Trevor Story incase Reyes gets flipped this week?

    Also, Lindor could be considered a Sparkler – everyone hears there are fireworks and gets all excited, only to realize its just a sparkler that everyone leaves in the grass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: Can try on Story… Sparkler’s not bad, I’ll put it on the list

  5. jakeTPE says:
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    The guy who gets called up and doesn’t get claimed is a….

    a waiver waver

    Because he just sits there on waivers waving at you. “Hi! I’m still here! You wanna pick me up? Huh? No? Oh, ok…..”

    • jakeTPE says:
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      @jakeTPE: “a a waiver waver” Damn! Unintentional double stutterer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jakeTPE: That’s solid, you’re in the lead

      • jakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: cool. If only the comments were a sprint!

  6. Baggiejohn says:
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    Not very snappy, but a prospect that starts the season all perky and full of possibilities, only to look tired and lifeless by the All Star game is a ‘Mourning Glory’ ?

    Or maybe a ‘Gross-pect’ ?

  7. Bill Lee says:
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    can we expect Devon travis to move to the top of the blue jay order?

    i guess we shall find out.

    • scott steelers says:
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      @Bill Lee: that’s what I was thinking. He was dropped and I’m gonna scoop him if I see his name at the top today

  8. Dusty Baker says:
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    I just lost Tulow is an NL Only 5×5, with once a week waivers (wednesdays) – and will be towards the end of the round by round pecking order—–(We Have no Bench in the League)——- the obvious guy is Reyes IF he is there ———–I got Segura in my MI spot —— Its a 10 Team League, with a ton of players (46 last count) on the DL, throughout the League———–(a) -whats your take on the possibility that Reyes is flipped, and the Rox bring up T Story to play SS ? ———- (b) ——Colon was just dropped, do i try to obtain him, or Godley, or one of the Marlin SPs not named J-Fer ? ————- (c ) ———-it si possible I have to shuffle Belt from OF, and slot him in CI, blah blah blah ———-leaving me a hole to fill in the OF ———Dom Brown has added 50 points on his BA in the past 2 weeks, is he even a viable option ? or do i have a better chance by taking Confort , or Almonte ————— thanks for your time, good read, i am mildly depressed as I never thought Tulow would get walked to the border, let alone out of Coors ———–speaking of Coors, whatever happened in the recall of Coors Light that was tainted with coke ? ————- of course I dont drink any more (or less for that matter) ——–but, havent heard anything since the recall ————- how about them Phillies sweeping the Cubs? What was the over/ under on that happening, no to mention Hamels No-No————–ok, peace out brag, gots to catch some zzz – DB

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Dusty Baker: I think D Brown is someone to look at if you have room. When he got hot two years ago he won me my league. I know, I know, it is hard to forget that salty taste in your mouth if you’ve ridden him at all since then. With that being said, I got him this year for nothing more than a fart and until I get Josh Harrison back I’m giving him an audition.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Story seems doubtful at this point, lots have to happen for Reyes to get flipped… Koehler… Conforto

  9. J-FOH says:
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    Prosfade

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @J-FOH: I got this stuff I use called ProstFade , not sure if its works, but man does it help regrow hair :)

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @J-FOH: Works for Jurickson, if nothing else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: I like that and waiver waver

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: it’s a tip of the cap to a crossfader. Which if you don’t know is how a DJ fades from one turntable to the other. Or in this case one song to the other. When he got called up it was suppose to be kendrick Lamar but it ended up being just another puff daddy track

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I got that

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Im sorry, I never know what you are in on. As the talent around here I make sure you are up to speed with the outside world.

            Staying an extra day in San Diego so I might be seeing Royce! after all.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Give him a man hug for me!

  10. Wilson says:
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    Need SB and HR
    Trade my Correa and Longoria (i have Arenado on 3B) for D Gordon (after healthy) and A-Rod (seems hot all year?) , how do you think? thanks

    • Ron D says:
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      @Wilson: I wouldn’t want to trade correa, u can probly still get some name value out of longo try offering longo straight up for Gordon, or try to throw in a replaceable starter before u offer correa

      • Wilson says:
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        Thanks for your advice.
        I tried but failed (LonGo for D Gondon) and he wants Correa.
        It seems too much to trade Correa for D Gorden.

        So .. Anyway, Grey and all, how about trade my Cole for A-Rod if I do need HR and RBI for ROS?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Sure with Correa plus LonGo for D Gordon plus A-Rod, right?
        Do you think A-Rod will be such a monster until the end of year? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes..I think A-Rod will hit 7-10 HRs and .270

  11. Haha. Of course Wieters homers the day after I drop him. I only held onto him for FOUR MONTHS!!!

    • Ron D says:
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      @Hugman: dude, legit every player I drop

    • Jose says:
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      @Hugman: Same here

  12. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you trade Synderguarrd and Kendrick for Cain?

    I am pretty stacked at SP and have Wong.

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Why would you want Cain ?

      • Jason E. From the D says:
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        @Dusty Baker: Because he’s deep with SP and has Wong to play 2b….and I hear Cain is pretty decent at baseball. If it’s not a dynasty it seems fair

      • Harris Kiperman says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I thought you were talking about Matt Cain.

        • TarmanGotHim says:
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          @Harris Kiperman: Sorry. I mean Lorenzo Cain. Lol.

          It’s a standard H2H 12 Team 5X5.

          I’m in 4th but my power is weak. Cain won’t really help there but my OF is

          Marte
          Yelich
          Calhoun with Kendrick and Byrd in my UTIL spots.

          Thanks.

  13. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Child Stars

    (come up young darlings of the media, just as quickly forgotten…and on drugs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Solid, I’ll add it to the list with waiver waver and prosfade…

  14. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Should I trade Adam Jones for Carlos Gonzalez and Zach Britton? What do you think?

  15. Brain Dead Hurler says:
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    The guy that everyone clamours for and then sits on the bench should be
    “Impulse guy”
    Just like an impulse buy only, you know, a guy. Obviously won’t translate as well for WMLB but if you’re giving out daily advice on that you’ve probably got bigger issues to worry about

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brain Dead Hurler: That’s solid too… Solid, I’ll add it to the list with child stars, waiver waver and prosfade…

  16. Clint says:
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    So is it still Osuna in Toronto or should we snatch Hawkins now? And would you grab Mujica or him if so?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Clint: I hope it’s Hawkins. I don’t think I can stomach another Osuna post-save celebration. Has anybody seen this? It’s a 2-minute sermonic with hats flying off, chest poundings, fingers pointing to the sky, gold chains popping and some shimmying. It’s unbelievable. Not in a good way.

      • Clint says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop:
        I’m kinda shocked how slowly the usually-quick cyber world’s reacting to these deals. Yahoo still has Hawk etc on their original teams as of this morning as do most of the fantasy apps I use for player updates on my iPhone.

        One other question for the fantasy audience: Ventura was dropped in my h2h points league. Would you drop Hughes, Latos, or Big Erv for him?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Drop any of Hughes, Latos, or Big Erv for the recently-dropped Ventura ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  17. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    David Price or Miguel Cabrera in a dynasty? How many years left before the power becomes a problem for Miggy?

  18. BreakOut says:
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    Any joke with “get your shinebox” in it is a winner.

  19. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    14 team H2H league with hits, OBP over AVG and total bases. 4 moves left for week (but my SP are at this point much better than free agent ones, gausman/peavy/porcello/phelps/miley best out there)
    chirinos (stream catcher, hundley on road all week)
    E5
    dozier
    bogaerts
    franco
    OF bautista/marte/burns
    util v-mart/sano
    BN soler/panda/souza
    DL d’arnaud
    Should i just try streaming hot bats in Panda’s spot (or even start closer spec’ing, as i have axford). possible closer specs are: vizcaino/mujica/hudson/pom/other f-rod/jeffress/kahnle. i get the feeling clippard owner is soon gonna grab mujica. hot bat options are tucker/dyson/lindor/taylor. 4 possible RP slots and i have 3 solid closers and axford.

    2. or i could even drop panda for closering and souza for one of those bats.

  20. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Who is the best of these 3 for next year and beyond:

    Yordano Ventura
    Kevin Gausman
    Marcus Stroman

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: MP!! Love ya, bro. I would go Stroman, Gausman and Yordano. Hopefully Gausman can be traded to the Mets or Braves. Then he moves to #1 on the list.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: being psychotic isn’t messing well with yordano being good.

  21. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. On Lindor,

    1. Burning ember with no O2 to sustain it.
    2. Dying flame.
    3. Hot today, cool tomorrow and colder thereafter.

    b. On Omar, only 2 more to catch MadBum.

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    When asked on The Norm Show (season 1, episode 1) if he has a dog…
    ‘Well, I’ve always wanted to have something to lock up in a room all day until I get home from work at 6 o’clock.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I like child stars, waiver waver, impulse guy and prosfade better… B. Ha C. Ha!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey! Thanks for the feedback. A trade just went through. Your thoughts. I gave up E5 and Kolten Wong for Arrieta. This is my current roster after the trade.

        Vogt, Goldschmidt, Rendon, Davis, Desmond, Jones, Pence, Upton, Abreu

        SP Arrieta, Cole, Corbin, Fernandez, Iwakuma, McCullers, Salazar, Strasburg, Syndergaard

        RP Jansen, Miller

        What do you think? Suffered through most of the season to find the right combo of E5, Abreu then suffered the Rendon injury saga of ’15 and then who is better ROS Wong or Rendon. Picked up Pence, Desmond, Stressbird, ‘Kuma, Corbin, JoFer, Syndergaard, Jansen and Miller off waivers. Your question Brucely would be who did I draft and why did I bother, right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t love it, hoping it works for you

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey! Thanks for your honest answer and not sugar-coating it and fluffing it for me. I hope it works out too. One injury to anyone and I’m screwed. Had to make a move in this league because if I don’t win each of the 6 H2H matchups until the end of the season I will not make the playoffs. Really need Stressbird to flap his wings, hopefully the Nats will go into full playoff mode the last 6 weeks and I can cruise.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya…

  22. Alex says:
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    Great summary Mr. Grey!
    Thinking of dropping Pedroia who is back on DL again and unclear of his return…who do you think is better ROS…CHernandez, LForsythe or ROdor…or any other suggestions? Not a Keeper league. Thanks much!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Alex: Shhhhhh…you smell something? Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Thanks! Odor

  23. Glenn says:
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    glossary term for promising prospect now sitting on waivers:

    Once a promising prospect is now a “Broken Promise”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn: I like child stars, waiver waver, impulse guy and prosfade better…

  24. The Great Knoche says:
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    Being a long time Tulo owner is manh dynasty leagues that may be my favorite article title ever Rudy.

    Hawkins went to Blue Jays.

    Glossary Term: Prospect Pot Roast ( Nobody really wants pot roast for dinner)

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I want Pot Roast for dinner.

      You must be bad at making pot roast.

      • the great knoche says:
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        @CMUTimmah: It smells awesome when you walk in the door, but the taste never lives up to that smell.

        I’d much rather have a nice steak.

    • that’s a grey title. the news broke when i was sleeping :)

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Grey takes off the training wheels with titles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Title was mine… I like child stars, waiver waver, impulse guy and prosfade better…

      • the great knoche says:
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        @Grey: Then It is your best title Ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks

  25. MisterMister says:
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    Lindor’s become an Overlookie. If he keeps it up, he even may be Overlookie of the Year.

  26. RollieBlaster says:
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    Trying to chase down some saves
    Arodys Vizcaino or Hector Rondon?

  27. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Corbin over Cingrani, right?

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @PK: Most typically…Ha!

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @PK: how about guy who’s looked pretty good lately vs guy who was lit the F up by the worst hitters CUBS have (herrera/castro and some third guy that i could convince most doesn’t exist all hit doubles off him), minors vs majors thing isn’t really telling, certainly not as much.

  28. Chris says:
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    Talk me out of this deal…

    13 team Yahoo 5×5

    My Altuve for Kinsler, Billy Hamilton, Tanaka

    C – Gattis
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Machado
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Marte
    OF – Puig
    OF – Bruce
    Util – Sano
    Bench – Schwarber
    Bench – Story
    DL – Span
    DL – Miggy

    Starters are Kluber, Felix, Keuchel, Cashner, Salazar, Latos.

    I have 13’s across batting with a 12 in SB, so can gain a point with Hamilton but might be able to get the point without him. AVG is close so I could lose a point or two there. I can gain 4 or 5 points in ERA/WHIP though, which is why I’m debating Tanaka. I would drop Hawkins & Jeremy Jeffress probably.

    I love Altuve and took me weeks to trade for him… But this seems like a big return for him. Maybe I can flip Hamilton for Chapman and gain a point or two in Saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Why? It’s fine if you need SBs

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Seems like it will be painful to have to bench one of Marte/Puig/Bruce/Sano/Schwarber for a guy who’s batting .240 every night, and lose some production at 2B. Afraid of Tanaka’s elbow too. Am I over thinking this?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then don’t do it, it’s fair, and won’t be painful to bench Sano or Schwarber if they cool off which Sano seems to have already done

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey:

            Better if I can get David Robertson instead of Tanaka? Safer with Innings Cap and I can pick up an extra point or 2 in saves? Feels better to me…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Robertson is better

              • Chris says:
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                @Grey:

                Pulled trigger w/ Robertson. Muchas gracias!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

        • Bread N Mustard says:
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          @Chris: If you think you might get 4-5 points in ERA/WHIP then I think you have to make this trade even if you lose a point or two in BA. Tanaka has pitched vary well in his last three starts and he pitched at least seven innings in each of them so I think his arm is fairly healthy. It might be painful to start Hamilton and bench better players but at least you will be set in SB.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Bread N Mustard: he still has a tear in his elbow tendon, which 1 person has had a great season pitching with, once, doc holliday.

  29. Brian Dozier Fanzine President says:
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    Member just over a year and a half ago when I made that post on the forums that Dozier looked like he could soon be just as good a keeper as Cano, making projections for Dozier that ended up being damn near bang on by seasons end?….bam! year later and my Dozier fanzines are selling like hot cakes!

    *pats self on back* x infinity.

    *retires undefeated*

  30. ryan t says:
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    Worth it to pick up Aoki, Deshields, Kemp or Fowler? For Carlos Gomez? Dudes a plug.
    And
    I have Odor and Kinsler, could drop kinsler for longorialongoria, rendon, or desmond?

    Thanks!

  31. Jim Wiser says:
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    Typo no one seems to have caught – Hawkins goes to Jays, not Rockies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim Wiser: Oops, it was late when I wrote that

  32. G says:
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    Which is the better deal for me, with more focus on now but with some some consideration of future in my keeper league? We can keep 4 and as of now they would be arenado, correa, pederson, harvey. I’m not trading arenado or correa.

    Two offers have been considered by two teams.

    My pederson and harvey for machado and madbum? Pederson, harvey, and machado can be kept next year in the 8th, 10th, and 6th rounds respectively.

    My pederson and moreland for Pujols and wood? Only pederson has keeper value here.

    Would you do both deals? Which would you prefer so i know which to pursue first?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Machado

  33. Greg says:
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    There should be a glossary term for a prospect that everyone clamors for when they’re first called up, then enthusiasm wanes and the guy just sits on waivers.

    Ripe Hype

    Or con-spect as I wrote before with help from baggiejohn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: I like child stars, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy and prosfade better…

  34. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    12 team, H2H league – OPS, no AVG, with QS, no Ws:

    HanRam + Wong for Jhonny Peralta, Gardner and Heaney

    Replacement for Wong would be Rendon and I’d be dropping Burns, Reddick, Soler or Conforto in the OF. I don’t want to trade Wong, but this is the first offer I was shown for HanRam after dangling him for a few weeks.

    Gracias!

  35. DancinHomer says:
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    Glossary term: Hypenesia

    Also, looking for a 3rd OF. currently rolling Kris Davis out there (along with Harper & CarGo), but the below are also available:

    R. Castillo
    Melky
    Eaton (never thought I’d consider 2 white sox)
    Fowler

    Any of the above better than K. Davis?

    Roto league with the below stat cats:
    H, R, RBI, HR, K, SB, AVG, OBP

    Thanks as always

    • DancinHomer says:
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      @DancinHomer:

      Also, I was just offered Reyes for Gattis (I currently have Schwarber at C as well). Current SS is Matt Duffy.

      would you do this trade?

      thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: Melky, take Reyes…I like child stars, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy and prosfade better…

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the advice Grey.

        Side note on tha Reyes trade offer; in that league (6×6 H2H OPS league) I have Harper, Cruz, Joc Pederson (Gattis & Burns as fill-ins) at OF.

        Was offered Reyes for Gattis
        Or
        Peralta for Joc Pederson

        Which offer would you accept?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Reyes

  36. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning sir,

    My contributions:

    Prospect Zero
    On the De-hype train
    Lust to rust

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: de-hype train’s not bad, I’ll add it

  37. Conrad99 says:
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    Which side of the trade do you want?

    Osuna/Ziegler/Hosmer OR Keuchel/Betts

    I’m purposefully leaving the situation out of this. Thanks.

    • Funketown says:
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      @Conrad99: Keuchel side by a lot

      • Conrad99 says:
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        @Funketown: Well that’s the side I took. Just wanted to feel better about my decision. My thinking is that one of Osuna and Ziegler won’t be closers in about a week, maybe both. And also I think I have a higher chance of picking up the inevitable new closer(s) this week. Thanks for the response.

  38. Steve Stevenson says:
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    More likely to have an impact at MI this year–Story or Olivera?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: It’s dependent on Reyes staying in Colorado. If he does, then Olivera. If he’s moved, then Story.

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    does this mean that Devon gets back to the top of the lineup? Is it April again? Are the three of us gonna go out like old times???

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It certainly seems like it seems so, doesn’t it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You hedging my hedges?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: It seems that way!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or does it?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I mean, it does tend to seem like it does. Maybe?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Now I’m not as sure, I guess

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Well, to be honest I’m thinking about having second thoughts possibly myself.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why? We’re almost on the same page, I think

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve thought about it. I think we might be, potentially. Breakthrough?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s true…I guess.

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m so up in the air about all of this. At least I think I am….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can tell you’re on the fence, or maybe I am

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I think it could be either one of us on the fence. Seems like it’s hard to say.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Too hard, maybe!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Well now we can both get off the fence(I THINK?)

                    Blue Jays Lineup for tonight:

                    2B Devon Travis (R)
                    3B Josh Donaldson (R)
                    RF Jose Bautista (R)
                    1B E. Encarnacion (R)
                    DH Chris Colabello (R)
                    C Russell Martin (R)
                    LF Danny Valencia (R)
                    CF Kevin Pillar (R)
                    SS Ryan Goins (L)

                    We’re goin’ sizzler!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sign me up!

  40. Crock says:
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    Should I trade cargo for Bryant? Cargo is in my utl spot so I don’t have to have in for an of spot. I have arenado for 3b. I know I could immediately flip Bryant for Gomez if I made the trade. So make the trade? And if so flip him for Gomez?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Crock: If a keeper league, absolutely. If not, hold Cargo.

    • Funketown says:
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      @Crock: like peter said, in keeper, in a heartbeat. Redraft – it’s a tossup. I wouldn’t flip for Gomez – unless it was a keeper and it was Cargo I for Cargo II.

  41. PK says:
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    lol @ LaTroy tidbit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Thanks!

  42. dom says:
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    fun read Grey

    Jaime Garcia (CIN, Leake) over Bret Anderson (OAK, Gray) tonight right? I’d need to drop Anderson (or Parra or Dyson or Yelich) to make room to activate Garcia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Thanks! Garcia, yeah

  43. Ed says:
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    16 team; 11 keepers plus 3 prospects; I’m in first right now but need power…
    My Strasburg, S. Castro, and Uehara for his N. Cruz and A. Miller…who wins? Good trade or hold? I have Bumgarner, Keuchel, Arrieta, and Cueto among others at SP, too.

    • Funketown says:
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      @Ed: if you need power and you’re stacked at pitching – go for it. seems like an easy trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed: You win

  44. Lville Jim says:
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    Will fucktard Maddon reinstall Rondon back to closing where he should have been all year? Been holding him all year in my dynasty league. The guys on MLB tonight were clamoring for the Cubs to go out and trade for a closer last night, they’ve had one all year in Rondon but shit for brains pulled the plug on him early.

  45. Cram It says:
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    Hipster hype
    Hipster’s lament
    Hipster glasses

    Something to do with hipsters, because they’re so cool getting ahead of trends until they become popular. They still like said no-longer-new thing but they don’t publicize it, because that would make them lame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: What about hypster glasses?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey:
        Boosh. I dig. Might be better defined for a player someone over values and keeps over better players just because they’re rookies. E.g. Addison Russell.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, true

  46. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Prosp Rocks – They are fun for about 10 seconds, then you realize you just have a mouth full of crappy candy and you don’t eat them again for about 5 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss: Ha! I do like that, okay, adding it…

  47. papasmurf says:
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    It was one ugly day for the fringe level closers. Although I have Motte, I enjoyed when he imploded out of spite for Maddon. Too bad the Cubs still won. Motte’s actually been mighty hittable lately, yet he’s still closing; Rondon lost his job after walking a guy. Anyway, Maddon can suck it and I hope CHC misses the playoffs by one game. I suspect he likes Motte cuz he’s white but that’s wild speculation. I can’t think of another reason why he would prefer Motte. Seriously, the stats tell the story.

    I am on Team Edward for the Twilight Fans out there LOL. Mujica for 3 saves! And a 3 WHIP…

    I did try to trade for Cargo but the other guy was too smart. He must read your blog too Grey!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @papasmurf: MAD don rosterbates way too much!!

  48. Jiggy Nits says:
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    5×5 Roto NL only Keeper

    Carlos Martinez (11) and Wilmer Flores (7) OR Yelich (16) and Corbin (12)

    • Funketown says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: tough but i’d have to lean Yelich side

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks,

        it ended up being my CMART, Giles and Flores for his Yelich, Coghlan and Corbin. not a big change and im in third place so im okay giving up the Giles lottery for a better chance at money.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, hope it works for you

  49. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Really need an outfielder bad.. Sounds like Zimmerman and Werth are both heading back to the lineup today. I already grabbed Werth and Eaton is my other throwaway (if needed). Do i grab Zimmerman for either of those two or hold?

    • Funketown says:
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      @Bartolo’s Chin: Hold on Eaton until he cools (he may not) and I stick with Werth for what it’s werth.

  50. Mel

    littlecf24 says:
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    Grey said..”There should be a glossary term for a prospect that everyone clamors for when they’re first called up, then enthusiasm wanes and the guy just sits on waivers. Please suggest in the comments.”

    …And that’s me quoting Grey

    Can call it “Post-Hype-o-Naut”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @littlecf24: I like child stars, hypster glasses, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy, on the De-hype train, prosp rocks and prosfade better…

  51. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Also, I live in Toronto and Im thinking about getting a fresh jays shirt

    munenori kawasaki vs latroy hawkins

    what do you think?

  52. Jon says:
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    I need to add a starter: Graveman, Chavez, Ray, Nelson, Niese, Leake, Peavy, Bolsinger, Cingrani, Raisel Iglesias, Ubaldo?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Jon: Meh…Ray?

    • Funketown says:
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      @Bartolo’s Chin: Hold on Eaton until he cools (he may not) and I stick with Werth for what it’s [email protected]Jon: Chavez, Ray, Bolsinger … check next three matchups

    • Funketown says:
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      @Jon: Chavez, Ray, Bolsinger … check next three matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Peter

  53. Nude Intruder says:
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    There should be a glossary term for a prospect that everyone clamors for when they’re first called up, then enthusiasm wanes and the guy just sits on waivers:
    Yesterday’s Petunias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nude Intruder: I like child stars, hypster glasses, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy, on the De-hype train, prosp rocks and prosfade better…

  54. Bye Felicia says:
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    Here’s a fun fact: Betances has 6 fewer strikeouts than Jordan Zimmerman in less than half the innings pitched. Zimmerman & Kluber are my picks for worst pitchers by ADP

    (And Stressbird) of course..

    • Funketown says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Kluber has about 100 K’s more … outside of wins, not that bad

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Funketown: and wins have nothing to do with him.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Funketown: worst picks associated with their avg draft position. I didn’t say they were bad. Kluber & Zimmerman went in the 2nd & 3rd rounds, neither are close to returning 2nd round value.

  55. Five-On-One says:
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    Grey – Great read. Thanks, as awlays. Looking for some advice from the gang this morning:

    1) Can you rank the following for this week (SON values included):
    2-start Bartolo vSD ($13.6), @MIA ($1.1)
    2-start Tillman vATL ($3.8), @OAK (-$10.3)
    1-start Kenedy @MIA ($4.4)
    1-start Latos vSD ($11.1)
    1-start McHugh vAZ ($15.3)
    1-start Ray @HOU ($4.0)

    Leaning towrad using McHugh, Latos and Tillman, but SON’s -10 against Oak scares me. I didn’t think Oakland was all that imposing an offense and don’t understand ths SON value. Also don’t understand Colon’s relatively low SON value @MIA (that ballpark, bad offense, and still only $1.1).

    2) Have Desmond riding the pine. Who to sit from Desmond, Wong, A.Escobar, Odor or Longoria? Probably Escobar, but he has been pretty, pretty good lately.

    3) Longoria or Carlos Santana ROS?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Thanks! Latos, McHugh, Tillman… Desmond…Santana

  56. Bye Felicia says:
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    I traded cargo & Davis for Jose Fernandez a month ago.

    OOPSIE

  57. Dommattingly says:
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    Need an SS so effin bad…had Souza, Grichuk, Tucker, and one too many Tecates…dropped Souza for Lindor. Did I screw the pooch?!

  58. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    I finally dropped Alex Wood in my 12 team mixed and he went unclaimed. He may have a decent ERA, but the 1.41 whip and 6.8 k/9 aren’t looking so hot. He’ll also be lucky to win 13 games.

    • Funketown says:
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      @Snarky Anklebiter: haven’t you read the articles Grey posted on Wood …

      ** @GREY WROTE: Alex Wood – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks. Simply because I keep getting questions about dropping him, I must do the math every time. His ERA is 2.98 on the year if you throw out his start in Coors where you wouldn’t have started him anyway

      Wins are hard to predict so unless he’s really costing you starts, he’s a pretty decent SP

  59. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Grienke/Sano for Donaldson/TRoss?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: It’s close, but yeah, I’d take the Donaldson/Ross side of the equation.

  60. Hoss says:
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    Tillman, McCullers, or Ray

    • Funketown says:
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      @Hoss: McCullers, Tillman then Ray

  61. Matt says:
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    should I own Cody Allen or Brad Ziegler?

    • Funketown says:
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      @Matt: why not? – almost 40 saves between and decent stats (allen’s are a little skewed from some early season troubles but he’s been mostly good as of late)

  62. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    “Blew-Chip” Prospect? That’s all I got. Good article per usual, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks! I like child stars, hypster glasses, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy, on the De-hype train, prosp rocks and prosfade better…

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Surprised by that…after posting and walking around the lake with the dog, I was envisioning coming back to an email offer for my own weekly article. Oh well. I guess I’ll just go write a porn script, call it “Blew Chips” and send it off to Jack The Zipper.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: I throw my support behind “Prosp Rocks”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  63. ashtray says:
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    Drop Burnett for Latos?

  64. jojo says:
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    Grichuk, Yelich, Deshield, Odor

    Please rank for ROS.

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Odor, Yelich

  65. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Grey,

    Another owner asked me if I’d be interested in trading for Wong. He is looking for an SP. I currently have Devon Travis at 2B, so I think I would be upgrading there with Wong. Should I offer any of the starters below for Wong or hold?

    SP: Arrieta, Salazar, Carrasco, Hisashi, Fiers, Nola, Peavy, Hendricks

    Many thanks.

    Ron Dell

  66. theone says:
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    Question: Is there such thing as a points league without match-ups? Something like your place in the standings is based off your total pts not off W/L. Sort of like Roto but with points league settings

    • Cram It says:
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      @theone: Yes

      • theone says:
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        @Cram It:

        where? what site offers this?

        • Cram It says:
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          @theone: Yahoo at least. That’s where mine is. Don’t know about other sites, but I was under the impression that points leagues were for the most part, not H2H

  67. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Is the biggest winner of the Tulo trade Devon Travis, who could now be leading off ROS on one of the scariest lineups since the 90s?

  68. omar says:
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    Bit of a dilemma here (albeit a good one). In a 9 team AL only 5×5 roto. I have the top waiver priority and can go a couple of ways.
    Roster:

    C – Jaso
    1b – Abreu
    2b – Odor
    3b – Donaldson
    SS – Sano
    IF – Morales
    Of – A. Jones
    Of – Souza
    Of/2b – Betts
    Of/2b – Deshields
    Util – Burns
    Bench – Tucker
    Bench – Cron
    Bench – JJ Hardy
    DL – Miggy

    SP – Pineda
    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Salazar
    SP – Gausman
    SP – Hutchison
    SP/RP – V. Velasquez
    RP – Tolleson
    RP – Boxberger
    RP – Osuna
    RP – Fernando Rodriguez
    RP – Mujica
    DL – Smyly

    *Can keep 3 players for next year with the exception of Donaldson, Jones, & Betts.

    1st place by around 10 pts. Strong in all hitting categories. Middling in pitching (low on ratios, middle in W’s, high in saves and K/9).

    Option 1:
    Use waiver on Cueto, stand pat on hitters. Lose the Oakland reliever that doesn’t become the closer.

    Option 2:
    Use waiver on Tulo, move Sano to IF, lose Cron.

    Hypothetical Option 3:
    Use waiver on C. Gomez if he moves over to AL, lose Tucker or one of my SAGNOF’s.

    Is Tulo a keeper for 2016? At this point, I will be keeping Miggy, probably Abreu, and need 1 more. Is anyone on the roster more keeper worthy than Tulo (I don’t typically like to keep pitchers). If I take Tulo (or Gomez), I could shop Donaldson for frontline pitching, but I’d like to hold on to him to throw him back into the draft pool for next year (he would likely be kept by the team I trade him to). I’m also eyeing Erik Johnson if Shark gets moved – he’s been mowing down triple-A. I’ve gotten by on mediocre pitching to this point, and typically lean toward bolstering my lineup, though Cueto may be the safest move here.

    Appreciate any insights!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Tulo’s a keeper, Option 1

    • Funketown says:
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      @omar: i’d rather use a waiver on Tulo but your pitching says you should probably pick up Cueto. However, your idea of shopping Donaldson (i’d shop Tulo to mitigate risk) is a nice alternative. Option 3 – worry about bird in the hand (and Cargo II hasn’t shown he’s conmpletely healthy yet either).

      Tulo would be a keeper if you got him although Betts could turn out to be sneaky good. As far as keeping a pitcher – i agree, not too often you keep a pitcher but if you could swing a trade for Jose Fernandez, Archer, or one of the biggies like Kershaw, Scherz etc. then it would be worth it.

  69. Roger Podacter says:
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    José Bautista Tor – 1B,OF
    Matt Duffy SF – 2B,3B,SS
    Brian Dozier Min – 2B
    Russell Martin Tor – C
    DJ LeMahieu Col – 2B
    Carlos González Col – OF
    Starling Marte Pit – OF
    Billy Hamilton Cin – OF
    George Springer Hou – OF
    Cameron Maybin Atl – OF
    Maikel Franco Phi – 3B
    Mitch Moreland Tex – 1B
    Adrián Béltre Tex – 3B
    Anthony Rendón Was – 2B,3B

    Would you drop any of the Shmohawks above for Wood?

    • Roger Podacter says:
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      @Roger Podacter:

      8 teams – R 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG IP W L SV HR K ERA WHIP QS

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Meant to ask this as well – going to fly by my innings cap and trying to get an ERA / WHIP upgrade by trading away 2 pitchers for 1 better one.

    What do you think of trading away my Richards and Chavez or McCullers for Harvey? I know Harvey is not his best right now, but still an upgrade?

  71. Moistasskiss says:
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    Strean-o-Nator hates Samardzija today against the Sawx at Fenway. What do you think? Would you start him in, say, a 12-team league?

  72. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Trade cano for Gio and torii? 20 team thx!!

  73. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    How about Hype-Man? As my boy Flava Flav would say…”Don’t Believe The Hype”!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: I love Flava Flav, but I like child stars, hypster glasses, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy, on the De-hype train, prosp rocks and prosfade better…

      • Ships says:
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        @Grey: Just saw Flav while at Chase making a deposit here in Vegas…nice dude, taking pics with fans and all.

        Went to the Public Enemy concert at Hard Rock about a month back. Chuck D still has mad bars!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, awesome!

  74. Ron says:
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    10 team H2H Points redraft with -1 for K’s. I am farily set with my roster but I’m trying to round it out.

    Team:
    C – Lucroy
    CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion
    MI – Reyes, Correa
    OF – Trout, Brantley, Baustista
    Util – Ellsbury, Bryant
    BN – Upton
    DL – Harrison
    NA – Schwarber

    SP – Arrieta, Gray, Keuchel, Pineda, Syndergaard, Kazmir, Odorizzi, Hendricks
    RP – Carrasco, Chavez
    DL – Matz
    NA – Nola

    1) Nola is nolonger N/A eligible. Is there a pitcher I should drop to get Nola into my rotation?
    2) Schwarber is nolonger N/A eligible. Is there a pitcher I should drop to get Schwarber onto my bench?
    3) Ian Desmond was dropped by another team and is available on the wire. Is there a player I drop to pick him up?
    4) From the choices above, depending on your answers, in what order should I do these moves?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) Drop Nola 2) Schwarber 3) Nope

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Are you saying drop Schwarber as well Nola and just hold on to the pitchers I have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold what you have

  75. Chicken Dinner says:
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    The prospect has Corey Faim

    or bewaivioral problems

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Not bad, I like child stars, hypster glasses, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy, on the De-hype train, prosp rocks and prosfade better…

  76. bjfg says:
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    Need an upgrade in pitching and have a bit of a clog at OF.
    3 spots for Harper, Trout, Calhoun, CarGo, Dickerson and Blackmon.
    I was thinking of trying to move one of the three Rockies for a pitcher. Best case scenario CarGo for… Fher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bjfg: If that’s what you need

    • Funketown says:
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      @bjfg: if it’s not a keeper, i’d trade Dickerson because of the foot issue which OK now but could be back at any moment.

  77. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Anybody starting Trevor Bauer at home v KC today?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Its a keep forever league, so I want to hold onto Bauer for now..thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha…No problem, I wouldn’t start him

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: I benched him..cheers mate

  78. Blint says:
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    Hi Grey

    I need saves so I got offered Santiago Casilla($1) for my Brandon Belt ($3). I can keep both players for these values for another two years. Currently in first but I do have good hitting. I Just think Belt is cheap for another two years ! But then I get mad at him because he should be hitting better! What should I do ? I need your Wisdom, Grey

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: Works for me

    • Funketown says:
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      @Blint: seems ok – can you wait for trade deadline to shakeout and pick up new closers?

  79. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly 9×9 H2H, cats include OPS, NetSB, BB and K. I have much more power than my opponent this week (169 HR in my lineup vs 104 in his), but he has more speed (60 NetSB vs 16). Given that, would you plug in Burns over Chris Davis this week to minimize my weaknesses in NetSB and K, even though Tron prefers Davis ($21.9 vs $9.7)?

  80. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Felix or Abreu?

    Sano would fill CI

    Weekly H2H points

  81. Hoss says:
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    Souza, A. Garcia, Castillo ROS?

  82. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Castellanos for Maybin right? Just at util spot since I have Arenado too. Thanks man keep up the good work.

  83. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Rumors flying around that Carlos Gonzalez might be dealt to a contender by Friday. Fantasy Master Lothario, do you think Cargo’s value goes up if he goes to a contender due to uptick in motivation…or does it go down because he’s leaving Coors?

    Sure, he blasted two bombs yesterday, but that was in Wrigley, where the ball carries out in late summer (I believe you made mention of this a short while ago). Thoughts are much appreciated.

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, hopefully I can sell him before he gets dealt. I own him everywhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. Adam says:
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    Who to drop for AWood or hold?
    TRoss
    JGarcia
    MFiers
    AlphabetSoup

  85. alex says:
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    hey I am in a ten team league where we can keep 3 players for a maximum of 3 years one of my keepers is trout who I can’t keep anymore after this year.
    I have been offered goldschmidt for trout and a 2nd round pick and 5th round pick in return. goldschmidt can be kept for another year.
    my 1b is rizzo but I could put one of them in my utility spots

    should I stay put , pull the trigger or offer less draft picks for it. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alex: Take Goldy

      • alex says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    I am in a 12 team 6×6 league with obp and slg.

    I have Jayson Werth on my DL, Michael Conforto and DeLino DeShields currently on my roster, and Rusney Castillo is on the waiver wire.

    Do I drop Conforto or DeShields to activate Werth? Just drop Werth and keep those two? Or drop two and pick up Castillo?

    I have no particular need for power or speed, just looking for the best overall.

  87. ashtray says:
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    How about Phantom Menace?

    Highly anticipated event leading to untouchable embarassment.

    “Now this is pod racing!!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Ha! But that never gets better again after time

  88. j-mo says:
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    Beltre.

    Droppable or tradeable? If tradeable then for what? 3B on the wire include Castellanos, Kang, Lamb, Saladino. Rest of my team is posted below. Yahoo 12 team h2h standard 5×5 Any advice welcomed.

    Note: I’m stockpiled on RP with potential to become closers, but I plan on dropping a couple of them after the trade deadline for a 4th OF (Grichuk, Pillar, Souza all available).

    C) Santana
    1B) Prince
    2B) Kipnis
    3B) Beltre
    SS) Segura
    OF) Trout
    OF) Heyward
    OF) Dickerson
    UT) Morales
    BN) Caesar Hernandez

    SP) Keuchel, Zimmerman, Lynn, Lackey, Hughes, Chavez, Young, Jaime

    RP) Gregerson, Tolleson, Axford, Smith, Benoit, Hoover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j-mo: Obviously try to trade him

      • j-mo says:
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        @Grey:
        Which of the free agent 3B do you like to replace him? Castellanos, Lamb, Saladino, Kang. Panda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Castellanos

  89. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Waiver wire prospect: HypoNOTamust

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I like child stars, hypster glasses, overlookie, waiver waver, impulse guy, on the De-hype train, prosp rocks and prosfade better…

      • fork says:
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        @Grey: Prospectile Dysfunction. People get excited about a prospect when he is in the minors, but as soon as he comes up, no one is able to keep it up.

  90. Steve says:
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    Where do you see yourself ranking Odor next year? Long-term do you think he is top 50?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: He could be top 50 eventually, prolly top 120 overall next year

  91. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey –

    Have a trade/keeper question for you. 12 team H2H, standard scoring. My team is currently in first place of my division by 6.5 games, but I play my only challengers 3 more times before playoffs. Here is my roster:

    Vogt
    Edwin
    LeMahieu
    Plouffe
    Tulo
    Schoop
    Rizzo
    Cespedes
    Blackmon
    Pollock
    Upton
    Soler
    Polanco
    Sano

    P – C-Mart, Salazar, Carrasco, Wood, Samardzija, Iwakuma, Chapman, Miller, Tolleson, Ramos,
    Wade Davis

    I got a trade offer of Pollock for Cueto. Is my offense good enough without him to make it worth while? I can keep 5 in this league, would Pollock make your 5 keepers from this team?

    Thanks!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Where do you see Pollock’s rank next season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 40

  92. agarthered says:
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    Drop Axford for Mujica?

  93. dem ribbies says:
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    If T.Ross is a Cubbie, do you like him about the same?

  94. Bro Jackson says:
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    There should be a glossary term for a prospect that everyone clamors for when they’re first called up, then enthusiasm wanes and the guy just sits on waivers. Please suggest in the comments.

    “Donruss Rated Rookie” – 50% ended up ok

    “Topps Future Stars” – always sucked

    or

    “A Bowman” because no one ever cared about that brand of cards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I like Topps Future Stars, will add it

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        @Grey: I was always partial to the Topps Traded series!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  95. Joe says:
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    5X5 Mixed OBP league

    I get: Hanley (SS), Dee Dordon, Victor, 2 closers and Tanaka

    Give up: Tulo, Edwin, Rendon (2nd)

    I need saves and steals. Does Hanley pick it back up? Do think Victor has a good 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if it works for your team

  96. Great White North says:
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    RCL, no particular need, ROS OF: C. Hernandez or Aoki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  97. JB2 says:
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    A hot prospect who sits on waivers is a “fantasy hipster”. SO hot for a minute, but cools off once everyone knows who they are.

    Rizzo vs. Gomez+Marte in a dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better on the term… Rizzo

  98. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting McHugh vs Angels tonight? QS league.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’s at home

  99. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: How about “Betamax”. Many rush out to buy the newest prpduct, but it utlimately ends up the in the clearance bin…

  100. Paul says:
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    12 team yahoo H2H league
    I was offered Greinke for my Cargo. Should I accept this trade since I have a solid bench bat that could be a full time starter? Thanks a lot!
    Here is my team:
    C. Y. Gomes. Cle
    1B. J. Abreu. CWS
    2B. K. Wong. STL
    3B. J. Donaldson. TOR
    SS. I. Desmond. Was
    Of. C. Gonzalez. Col
    Of. H. Pence. SF
    Of. J. Pederson. Lad
    UTL. S. Marte. Pit
    UTL. C. Davis. Bal

    Bench. J. Bruce. CIN

    Sp. J. Arrietta Chn
    Sp. L. Lynn. STL
    Sp. G. Richards LAA
    Sp. J. Odorizzi. Tb
    Sp. D. Salazaar. Cle
    Sp. A. Cashner. Sd
    Sp. E. Rodriguez. BOS
    Sp. K. Hendricks. Chn

    RP. C. Allen. Cle
    RP. B. Ziegler. Ari
    RP. K. Giles. Phi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it, it’s fair

  101. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term: Hype-check or Hype-thatsblown-check

  102. Great White North says:
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    No Milwaukee Lion jokes?

  103. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    If the Mets can add a big bat in the outfield they are set up pretty nice to make a run…love getting Johnson and Uribe to strengthen the bench..clippard is a no brainer considering Mejia cant pitch in the post season…Give me Cespedes and ill be happy…(Id rather Upton but Cespedes seems more likely)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t sound bias at all

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: C’mon son…You cant tell me that if they upgrade the offense, with that staff and pen they cant make some noise..and i’m normally pessimistic when it comes to the Mets…Jets…Knicks…Islanders…and any other team i like that sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll believe they upgrade offense when they do, Uribe and Kelly Johnson? Well, let’s say I have a hard time imagining anyone in October talking about them

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: As i said…nice BENCH upgrades…if they don’t go and get the big bat, most likely meaningless additions.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed on that… I don’t love Gomez there if they get him either… Guess we’ll have to see, feels like lots of arms available, but not many bats… Yoenis would be nice for them

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: NYI don’t suck anymore, they are quite good now, and have some very good prospects too.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F:
      They need a better lefty out of the bull pen. Torres the mad hatter is terrible

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JoeG414: Clippard kills Lefty’s

  104. nick the dick says:
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    Bought some powdered water…didn’t know what to add to it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you rather have Mookie Betts for $24 for two more years (then his contract ends) or Yasmani Tomas $1, Michael Taylor $1, or other $1 OF I could pick up over the next 2 years with the choice to sign them to another 3 year extension for $16 each year or let them go? My team is out of it but I should be competitive in 2016. Thanks!

    WT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you… very helpful as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. Eric says:
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    I’m giving Fiers one more chance tomorrow @SF. If he has a bad start (or maybe even if he doesn’t), would you drop him for any of these guys:
    (H2H QS league)
    Godley
    Colby Lewis
    Koehler
    Dickey

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These guys are streamers… Koehler

  107. cubjet says:
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    I can not express how much your article gets my day off to a great start. Fantastic stuff as always.

    My OF consists of
    Tomas
    Grichuk
    Parra
    Soler
    Melky and Preston Tucker are available. Do you like either of these more than what I have or am I good with whatI got?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Melky over Grichuk

  108. JoeG414 says:
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    Would to cut to active Ryan Zimm ? 6×6 daily roto (No Holds ). Close in all categories , especially hitting. Also close in Wins and K’s . Also, In a three way tie for first in Saves.
    I might be able to wait for a few days, since it doesn’t look like I’m picking anyone up.

    C Wilson Ramos, Wsh
    1B Carlos Santana, Cle
    2B Anthony Rendon, Wsh
    3B Kyle Seager, Sea
    SS Ian Desmond, Wsh
    2B/SS Xander Bogaerts, Bos
    1B/3B Mitch Moreland, Tex 1B,
    OF Bryce Harper, Wsh OF
    OF Jorge Soler, ChC OF
    OF Avisail Garcia, CWS OF
    OF Marlon Byrd, Cin OF
    UTIL Randal Grichuk, StL OF
    UTIL Jarrod Dyson, KC OF
    P Andrew Miller, NYY RP
    P Edward Mujica, Oak RP
    SP Gerrit Cole, Pit SP
    SP Jake Arrieta, ChC SP
    SP Jordan Zimmermann, Wsh SP
    SP Kyle Hendricks, ChC SP
    RP Tyler Clippard, NYM RP
    RP Brad Boxberger, TB RP
    RP Shawn Tolleson, Tex RP
    Bench Jose Quintana, CWS SP
    Bench Chris Colabello, Tor 1B, OF
    Bench Patrick Corbin, Ari SP
    Bench Matt Duffy, SF 2B, 3B
    Bench Aaron Nola, Phi SP, RP
    Bench Jake Peavy, SF SP
    Bench Eduardo Rodriguez, Bos SP
    DL Ryan Zimmerman*, Wsh 3B, 1B, OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Ha. Who on the active roster to cut for Ozuna ?

  109. SpecialFNK says:
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    give- Anibal Sanchez.
    get- Shelby Miller

    need help in ERA. should I continue to hope Sanchez improves, or take Miller who could continue to be good in ERA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  110. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey. Loved the Tulo bit.
    I have several more starts than the guy I’m playing this week in NL-Only H2H. I’m hesitant to start Wily his first time back in 2 months. Would you agree to sit him, even in NL-Only against a hot SF team?
    On another note – I dropped Myers for Story thinking Reyes would be dealt back to NYM or another contender. Hoping that Wil really did have a setback now and won’t be playing.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sit Wily… Nice…

  111. Paul says:
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    12 team yahoo H2H league
    I was offered Greinke for my Cargo. Should I accept this trade since I have a solid bench bat that could be a full time starter? Thanks a lot!
    Here is my team:
    C. Y. Gomes. Cle
    1B. J. Abreu. CWS
    2B. K. Wong. STL
    3B. J. Donaldson. TOR
    SS. I. Desmond. Was
    Of. C. Gonzalez. Col
    Of. H. Pence. SF
    Of. J. Pederson. Lad
    UTL. S. Marte. Pit
    UTL. C. Davis. Bal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t I just answer this

  112. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Is Starlin Castor still a better SS forever keeper than Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: So Lindor is the one to own now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  113. Syllogism says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Write-up, helpful as usual.

    How about “Hot Balk-late”, or “Ballflower”.

    I’m really unsettled about the shape of my team, but I’m not sure what it is – okay, aside from being “not very good”.

    I suspect I have too many IFs w/out enough position flex. I’m feeling SP heavy … and yet … insufficient. Meh. Your thoughts would be most helpful.

    10 Team, Yahoo, 7×7, Mixed, weekly HtH, but w/daily transactions.
    Some relevant FAs that I like, but am not sure about adds/drops
    – M Duffy, Forsythe, Headley, Duda, Colabello, Eaton, Carbera, Franco, Byrd, Peralta, Cron, Jaso
    – B Anderson, Haren, *J Ross, Eovaldi, Guassman, Jungman, Buehrle, E Rodríguez

    C — Grandal
    1B – Freeman, Lind
    2B – Altuve, Panik
    3b – Carpenter, Moustakis
    SS- Reyes, Crawford
    Ut- J Turner
    OF- Gardner, Calhoun, Revere, Reddick
    DL- Span, Werth

    SP- Archer, Hernandez, Heston, Hamels, Hammel, Carrasc-ugh, Hendricks, Corbin, Heaney
    RP- Storen, Casillia, Ziegler, Jepson

    A) I’m inclined to swap Panic for Duffy. Very similar numbers, but better Position Flex
    B) If I have Turner and Duffy, I feel I may not need (Reyes OR Crawford) and/or (Carp OR Mouse)
    C) Reddick and Revere both seem to get sat a lot. So I feel like I need to either replace one (or both) *or* add one more OF (dropping an IF/P).
    D) Pitching … pick up Joe Ross? Drop .. Hendricks? Drop/replace any others?
    E) Can I possibly fish someone into trading for Carrasco and get solid value back? Can simply dropping him be a rational thought, or am I just still peeved that he has been getting LIT UP.
    F) Does this team suck as much as I’m feeling it does … and yes … “suck” means what I think it does (Sideways Quote – Inigo Montoya).

    Sorry for the long Q. I response of “UGH – pass the Aspirin* would be totally understandable.

    Really appreciate you doing what ya do.

    • Syllogism says:
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      @Syllogism:

      Oh … and … with Werth coming up soon and Span (hopefully) returning … Keep either and, if so … drop … ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        In a ten team league these are all streamer bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling those terms… A) Yes B) Okay C) Replace them depending on needs D) Hold E) I don’t know, try it F) It looks like a bit of a mess, yes

  114. Natty Boh says:
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    Give Soler and Cueto, Get Marte and Betances? I’m looking to improve in Avg and SBs. I also have Lester, Greinke, and Burnett. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Wilson says:
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    Need RBI and some speed.
    Trade J Upton for Blackmon? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  116. Syllogism says:
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    *edit

    *A* response of *UGH …

    Anyway … thanks again.

  117. Bro Jackson says:
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    Are we stashing Baez AGAIN with all this Castro trade talk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues he’s stashed

  118. Seph Meier says:
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    How worried should Tulo owners be with the Rogers Centre turf ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No more so than Coors

      • phenomenot says:
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        @Grey: And besides, most of the time he’s on dirt

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: and will likely see the DH every 3rd game

  119. Seph Meier says:
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    if they keep Reyes…does he go to leadoff? Put Blackmon in the 3-6 spot in the lineup? As a Reyes owner, I hope he sticks in Colorado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats 2nd

  120. Wild Thing says:
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    Catcher question… sorry! Maybe it’s okay because it’s a dynasty league? Do you prefer Yasmani Grandal or Blake Swihart for the next 3 years? It’s gotta be yasmani, right? I’m a sox fan and have lost my ability to reason…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. Kendrick Llama says:
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    In an OPS league, would you drop Salvy for D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  122. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Stream Matt Cain @ home tonight v the Brewers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. I am the Walrus says:
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    I need to drop 1 of the following. I could use some steal but I think I drop Forsythe out of this group?
    Plouffe, Forsythe or M.Taylor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  124. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – Who has the better 2nd half of the season; A. Rendon or H. Hendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

      • Vrugg says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. matt says:
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    just traded crush davis and d robertson and rizzo – think au rizz can turn it around??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  126. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey –

    In a roto league (+ holds), need some holds and a little bit of power…

    Do you like moving Billy Hamilton for Tony Watson and Desmond (or Santana)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  127. matt says:
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    SON likes corbin @ SEA a lot better than both quintana @ BOS and mccullers vs LAA – agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree

  128. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Tulo & Revere for Cargo and Franco? I would replace Tulo with Alexei Ram

    Obp keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Random Collmenter says:
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    Balk Tease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  130. ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league should I trade evan longoria, trevor story and nate karns for mike moustakas and danny salazar. Right now I am playing longoria in my util spot. Is this a trade worth accepting? My main concern is that this might be a wash in terms of value/ros production. Also story intrigues me as an impact prospect that could help now and in the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: what if I deal jesse chavez instead of karns? Is that better or is it still a no go for you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Irrelevant

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: Just curious why do you think I shouldn’t make the deal?

  131. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Would you drop Matt Holliday for Lindor in a keep forever?

    Leaves me with these OF’s:
    Justin Upton
    Yoenis Céspedes
    Matt Kemp
    Jay Bruce
    Jorge Soler
    Gregory Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  132. Jan says:
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    Gloss term – ‘Refried Beanie’ – Beans looked good out of the pan, got cold, reheated – taste better the second time around

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  133. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Smoke is picking up on the Papelbon rumors. Would you preemptively drop Axford or Jim Johnson for Giles, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  134. Scott says:
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    So, do you think the Red Sox BA will be traded to the Pirates’ BA?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: FOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you mean

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Alvarez for Napoli. I was being purposely obscure.

  135. Awesome Auger says:
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    Grey, now that Tulo is gone and it sounds like Cargo is right behind him, how much does this dampen your outlook on Nolan this year/next year?

    He still has coors and some good players like Charlie Whitemon and all but it hurts to lose the two guys batting in front of him for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolan’s fine

  136. Scott says:
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    Is Addison going to punch up the latest Colorado peg boy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  137. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Prospect on waivers: Hype-check or Hype-thatsblown-check

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  138. Scott says:
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    Yeah, as a former Anibal Sanchez owner, I was expecting this. Now some other poor schmo has to deal with it in my league. Right now he or she is thinking “it’s just a blip, he’ll do better from now on” Poor, poor schmo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  139. Scott says:
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    SUppose I needed HRs and Saves. Keep Werth or Dolittle as a DL stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  140. Eric says:
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    Give donaldson and correa for votto and Hanley? Or too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  141. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Every player in the White Sox lineup yesterday had a hit and either an rbi or a run scored in a 10-8 bloodbath win at Fenway, bar one: Alexei Ramirez, my batty call. The ultimate ticker tease. Well done Alexei. A most impressive feat.

    But enough of my bitching, you starting Jaime off the DL vs. the Reds (Leake) tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Start him

  142. Chris says:
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    McCullers or Corbin rest of season in a H2H Pts League.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Hate to hijack, but same answer for Roto 5×5?

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  143. OneI'dWilly says:
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    “There should be a glossary term for a prospect that everyone clamors for when they’re first called up, then enthusiasm wanes and the guy just sits on waivers.”

    The Baseball Prospect-dis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • OneI'dWilly says:
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        @Grey: Word. Only others I could come up with were “a flash in de’ mand” and “Fad Company” I’ll leave the article naming to Rudy I guess.

        Out of the other option presented I’m leaning Waiver Waver myself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fad company isn’t bad, I’ll run it by Rudy

          • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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            @Grey: how about “meh-spect”?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think we have better

  144. Q says:
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    Would you drop Dyson for Gerardo Parra?
    He was dropped in my 12 tm lg for Hicks and I can’t figure out why….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you don’t need steals

  145. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Zobrist going to Royals.

    1) Does this make Dyson droppable in a 12 team keeper H2H? (I’ve got Gordon coming back.)

    2) Taylor or Castillo?

    3) I’m intrigued by Ozuna being traded to a team where he may play. Worth a flyer over Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) yeah 2) rusney 3) sure

  146. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Zobrist been traded to Royals..

    Do I drop Billy Burns for him?

    Martin
    Rizzo
    Dozier
    A Rod
    Peralta
    Upton J
    Cespedes
    Gardner
    Cain

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Rendon
    Seager
    Desmond
    Burns
    Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Fungazi says:
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    Would you trade Dickerson to get Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Scott says:
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    Stream Doubront? Phillies still suck, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  149. mIKE says:
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    Drop Camron Maybin for Michael Taylor? I know your very sweet on Taylor right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  150. los locos says:
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    At this time of the season, is Hendricks,Bauer, Latos, Fiers, Cashner all streaming options.

    Also, who should be owned. Duda or Cron ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers in some leagues, Cron

  151. Long Bawls says:
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    1. Donaldson/Carrasco/Hosmer vs. 2. Carlos Martinez/J Upton/Carlos Gonzalez

    I gotta take 1. even with the frustration and resentment, right? Especially if CarGo is traded from Coors…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, but yeah Donaldson side

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Backdate that a couple years, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Done!

  152. Zobrist to the Royals. Does this kill Dyson’s playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It likely will, yeah

  153. Slimbo says:
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    Hey grey

    Keeper league which side do you like?

    Reyes Cano
    Or
    Braun bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  154. Long Bawls says:
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    Oh, and might not be better than what’s there, but for glossy term, how about “batlash”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  155. john coakley says:
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    I have hitting but little starting pitching to count on for the playoffs. Been offered Cueto for Kyle Seager. I have ARod and Arenado for my corners so i have my positions filled and can put a decent bench player in the utility spot. Cueto in the AL is scary but his bullpen is so much better now. Two of his three previous starts were worrisome. Seager on fire but few RBI opportunities for the M’s. What do do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • john coakley says:
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        Thanks for the Take It recommend. I will …. but he is so anxious he sent another deal. I get Hanley Ramirez and Cueto for Seager and Liriano. Now which deal makes more sense? Thanks in advance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanley

  156. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Pick 1 to start today:

    Cespedes @ Odorizzi (sub .200 BA versus RHH this season but Yoenis has been hot lately)
    Soler v Flande (pretty nuetral splits for both batter and pitcher)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  157. Hern says:
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    With Garcia coming off the DL to pitch tonight, am I dropping any of the following ROS?

    CJ Wilson
    Iwakuma
    Buherle
    Santana
    Heston

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Hern: Buehrle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehrle

      • Hern says:
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        @Grey: Thank you gentlemen!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  158. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey thanks for the info:

    What side do you like?

    Tyson Ross and Trumbo
    for Kemp and Asdrubal Cabrera

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  159. Wheezy says:
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    Playing in a 10 team deep keeper league. First year incorporating keepers. Right now we are able to keep 4 players this year. Players that are kept will be taken a round earlier than the previous year. Numbers in parentheses are the round player will be taken next year. As of now I will be keeping Arenado (2), Wong (8), Correa (10), and JD Martinez (13).

    I have received this trade offer from the last place team who wants a keeper in return (possibly 2 including Rendon (4))

    Send JD Martinez, Anthony Rendon, Anibal Sanchez, and Collin McHugh
    Receive Tulo, Cespedes, Hamels, Papelbon

    Im concerned about Tulo playing on the turf and I would be losing value with the trade of Martinez. I have a couple other players worthy of keeping, although at a price more steep – Altuve (1), Puig (1). I could also opt to keep Schwarber (10) after picking him up off waivers (as I did with Correa).

    Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me to win this year

  160. Boom says:
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    Which side do you go with. I’m in need of pitching depth and am offering the following: Dickerson, Revere, and Eduardo Rodriguez for Shelby Miller and Cashner. My bench is Grichuk, Colabello, and Burns.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  161. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Oh hullo, what’s that, Devon Travis leading off. Come all ye faithful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: I’m feeling joyful AND triumphant about his return.

  162. Geta White North says:
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    Werth worth anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  163. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Howdy, Grey. In a 13 team redraft 6×6 with OPS and Holds, I offered an owner that has displayed previous interest in Dickerson the aforementioned CDick, Casilla, and Burns for Cain and Clippard. His decline mentioned that he would probably do it for CDick and Dee Gordon. I picked up Cesar when Dee was out, so I would stick with him at 2B if I move Gordon. Cain may be a decent upgrade for my RF spot. What say ye?

    Current roster:

    C Stephen Vogt, Oak 1B, C
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS 1B
    2B Dee Gordon*, Mia 2B
    3B Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    SS Hanley Ramirez, Bos SS, LF
    LF Yoenis Cespedes, Det LF
    CF Matt Kemp, SD CF, LF, RF
    RF Preston Tucker, Hou LF, RF
    UTIL Corey Dickerson, Col LF
    Bench Cesar Hernandez, Phi CF, 2B, SS
    Bench Josh Reddick, Oak RF
    Bench Billy Burns, Oak CF

    P Drew Storen, Wsh RP
    P Santiago Casilla, SF RP
    P Junichi Tazawa, Bos RP
    P Roberto Osuna, Tor SP, RP
    P Brad Ziegler, Ari RP
    P Jake Odorizzi, TB SP
    P Jason Motte, ChC RP
    P Rafael Soriano, ChC RP
    P Jeremy Jeffress, Mil RP
    Bench Jake Arrieta, ChC SP
    Bench Carlos Carrasco, Cle SP, RP
    Bench Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    Bench Lance McCullers, Hou SP

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Or I could counter with C.Dickerson and Gordon for Harper.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, take Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the trade?

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: My C. Dickerson and D. Gordon for his L. Cain; I’m not sure if he would also include Clippard but assume so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cain side, it’s fair…Harper’s obviously better

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: Cool, glad to get your opinion on the Cain version. I’ll try Harper first but suspect whether or not to do it for Cain Sugar! will be the ultimate decision. Thanks, hoss.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  164. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey!

    It looks like Pabelbon is going to the Nats and of course I have Storen. Drop Storen and pick up Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it official? Then yes

  165. mzyptlk says:
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    Cesar vs Doubront or Desmond vs. Fernandez tonite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  166. Los Putos says:
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    1) Drop Sano, pick up either Corbin/Latos? (9 team, no IP limit)

    Just got Rendon back.

    2) Pick two outta Osuna, Giles or Mujica?

    Thanks Gris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Drop Rendon, Latos 2. Osuna, Giles

  167. Mikey says:
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    Add story and drop lindor?
    Pick two ozuna,tucker,soler
    Start shark @boston ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  168. Scott says:
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    Not seeing the wisdom of starting Werth off against JoFer. For the Nationals as well as my fantasy team.

  169. donny says:
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    Best na pitcher to have in redraft league
    Is it berrios?
    Add smyly to DL spot or is he just streamer when he comes back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Mike

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @donny: he’s been saying berrios for a while.

  170. g$ says:
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    Pick two pence vs wily, odor vs capuano, arenado vs beeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pence

  171. Jay_0321 says:
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    GreyGoose,

    Need some feedback. Traded away my keeper Adam Vanilla Jones whom i’ve owned through the hayride, my first round, 6th round, Wade Miley, and Melkman for four years of no penalty Correa, two 13th rounders, Souza, Anibal, and Samardz. How’d I do? I think I did well…

    Keepers going forward: Arenado, Correa, Cutch, E5, Dozier, Gomez, JD, Arrieta, and Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade for you

      • Jay_0321 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! 1st rd in our league is overrated!

  172. Great White North says:
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    Who is nobody talking about at closer that could emerge with a vengeance, like a hemorrhoid during a road trip in a Subaru, after the trade deadline?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Ohh, good answer. Sounds like what you apply to a rhoid, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mean, unlikely, but you seemed like you wanted one way out there…Maybe Frasor?

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: Another good one, but I have no corny Frasor jokes. (Place sad-face emoticon here)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How about Betancourt?

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: He could be closing tonight! Coors tho…….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  True

                  • Great White North says:
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                    @Grey: Lowe?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, he’s another one, at least tonight

  173. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H keeper. I’m playing for this year.

    I’ve got Gordon and Odor, Arenado and Bryant, and day-to-day half those guys are being benched due to lack of lineup slots.

    There’s an owner with Santana and Pence.

    Who/what would you offer for those two?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  174. Jack says:
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    According to Brendan Kennedy “Gibby said Sanchez & Osuna will share the 8th-9th inning roles, while Hawkins will join Schulz in 6th-7th spot.” I’m trying to position my H2H team for the playoffs because I have a big lead. Pick one of Giles, Osuna or the A’ closer (name him if you pick him) for the following 2 weeks in September. So it’s a closer for a team that might not win a game in the two week playoff OR a half time closer for a team that could win most of the games in the two weeks OR an unnamed closer for an average team with 1 more game during the 2 weeks. Here are their schedules:

    Giles 12 games (3vWAS, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    Osuna 12 games ([email protected], 3vBOS, 3vNYY, 3vTB)
    A’s closer 13 games ([email protected], [email protected], 3vTEX, 3vSF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!! What do you think the chances are of Doolittle coming back to be the closer for the A’s in mid September?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be back in August in that role

  175. Caesar says:
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    Need pitching in a keeper league. Would you rather deal McCutchen for Kluber or Rendon for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  176. slew says:
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    Drugs kill, just ask Jenrry Mejia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he die or something?

      • slew says:
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        @Grey: He got popped using PEDs again. 162 – game ban!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

      • Yson says:
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        Drop storen for giles

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  177. Dior says:
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    Giles or mujica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  178. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    gotta love mejia, whereas the other, richer guys likely go after more expensive ways due to not being able to be tested for yet (hey superfluous H, i found your receipt you left on a bar seat in STL, and it’s got a LOT of zeros dude!), the highest technology roids, this guy just says “F it, if they’re gonna catch me let em, i do what i want!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  179. agarthered says:
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    Wrote to you the other day Grey, but thoughts on Tomas?

    Benched today, third time in last 7 days, drop for rios or rusney?

    • agarthered says:
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      @agarthered: Also drop Motte for Mujica, or hold out?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d go Mujica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  180. Robert says:
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    For a utility spot: Schwarber or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  181. Gareth says:
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    Interesting tidbit.

    David Murphy removed from the lineup tonight. Possible trade looming.

    He’d be a nice platoon bat for someone.

    Actually scratch that. It’s David Murphy. So not interesting.

  182. Steve says:
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    Lawrie, Addison, Kang – who’s the odd man out, ROS 14-team keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Lawrie

  183. Gareth says:
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    Drew Storen.

    What a waste.

    F U Papelbon.

  184. Great White North says:
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    Over/Under on 8 HR in tonight’s Ubaldo vs Julio matchup in Baltimore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      16!

  185. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    drat i got some concerns.
    1. 16 teamer with 6 keepers. my keepers are goldy/arenado/pollock/upton/ 1 SP (thor/carmart/keuchel/liriano)/ and likely 1 of soler/sano/grichuk/tucker. currently rocking jace P. got an offer of my 9th round for travis and 15th rounder. (since we have 6 keepers these are rounds 3 and 9). probably can’t keep travis. this team is selling off everything for pick upgrades. other options at 2B are carlos S or giavotella. i stuck with jace due to the steals my team is weak in. also i have peraza stashed in case he comes up and plays 2B.

    2. 16 team league i took over needs a 2nd SP keeper after keuchel. my own team has kazmir/teheran/j.ross as options. Is a.wood a big enough upgrade to ship out a hitter i’m not keeping (desmond/calhoun/kemp/carpenter, i already have stanton/pollock at OF as keepers, can’t keep 3 OF). the owner of pineda/thor/matz/rodon and some others is asking for one of my keepers to get one of them and i’m not moving stanton/dozier/rizzo/pollock/schwarber.

    3. getting pretty screwed over lately in another 16 team roto dynasty with axford/tolleson/storen in my 3 RP slots. i had stashed giles going into this year too. drop storen for any of these (and clearly i’m ready to drop axford really quick too for kahnle or betancourt): vizcaino/hudson/chafin/kahnle/betancourt/lowe/other f-rod/o’flaherty/ or just go with awesome rate stats of romo/capps? just saves here. no holds. good news is it’s yahoo “daily-tomorrow” so i can act fast and grab even during a game for any change (like say axford being removed from save opp by betancourt or so).
    4. this brings up a fun point. drop hudson to grab betancourt or kahnle in NL only where my closest thing to a closer is vizcaino/hudson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis… Sure… O’flaherty…betancourt

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: where does a.wood slot into rodon/matz/thor/pineda for forever value? i’m guessing lower, but that one guy can only keep 2 pitchers and already has kershaw/stressbird AND those guys, and still wants hitter keepers to move them, and i’m not doing that. interesting you are on the o’flaherty side of him and other f-rod.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

  186. Mike says:
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    Would you do Schwarber for Chris Davis? Keeper league so Schwarbs would be eligible next year in 15th, but I got Grandal still to be catcher, and I’m trotting out Sandoval currently at third…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  187. Gareth says:
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    David Murphy and David Dejesus traded to the Angels.

    In Anaheim, I guess mediocre is the new Black.

    • Great White North says:
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      @Gareth: Nice.

  188. Gareth says:
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    Poor Cron.

    Victorino, Murphy and Dejesus cutting into his at bats.

  189. Great White North says:
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    And still no jokes about the Milwaukee Lion…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey:Real life Cougar/Lion on the loose in Milwaukee. True shit. This is funny to me, maybe because I have been to a few dive bars in Wisconsin in my time, with many a Cougs on the loose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I had heard about that I thought you were talking about the Zimbabwe thing

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hadn’t*

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: No. That hurts my soul, the Zimbabwe thing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, as if dentists didn’t get a bad enough rap

    • Great White North says:
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      @Great White North: Fact. Wisconsin Cougars have a 72% chance of having a mullet. Fact.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s a fact that arouses me, why?

        • Great White North says:
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          @Grey: Because of Brooke Shields, and Florence Henderson.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, well, yeah!

  190. the great knoche says:
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    Devon Travis thinks its April. Still glad I traded him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • the great knoche says:
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        @Grey: Guess I jinxed him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You totally did, not cool!

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @the great knoche: i just traded for him, about the same MINUTE or so he got reinjured. wondering what my league’s etiquette is in a spot like this since there is a 2 or 3 day trade delay period in place anyway.

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: apparenlty the 2-4 day trade delay isn’t for injury, but if leaguemates vote against it. i voted against it, since it didn’t clear before he was hurt. never been caught in one of these, and it’s funny since it had to be within 5 minutes.

  191. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    here comes the next heyward (became very useful starting the DAY i dropped him (after owning him for like 76 days of the season)), it’s panda, i dropped him this morning (and wouldn’t have started him even if i hadn’t, needed saves insurance for axford turning terrible for the 8th time. seriously, i’m looking at this from very ego-colored glasses here, but when was panda’s last homer, seriously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last April…

  192. g says:
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    Dyson droppabke in 12 team h2h been loving his steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he is

  193. Cram It says:
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    So Thor looks absolutely dominant so far. Painting every corner at the knees at 97. I think that’s only 2 possible corners. But I’s drinking and this is the best TV you can watch. Metsies! Out.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Cram It: 15 str outs, pretty sweet. making up for price pulling one of his no K games, of course the last time i bitched about one of those in the 4th inning he rattled off like 8 out of 11 batters K’d.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Metsies!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Cram It:
      perfect thru 6

  194. Chris says:
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    Thanks for the earlier response Grey!

    What side do you like here or is it even?

    Tyson Ross for Kemp

    Thanks

  195. TarmanGotHim says:
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    1). I pulled the Syndergaard and Kendrick for Cain trade, would be funny is Nosh pulls of the No Hitter tonight huh?

    2) I can’t believe I lost my best closer in 1 league. Would you immedietly drop Storen or hold? Why would the Nats do such a stupid thing when they could trade for solid relief pitching?

    3) would oh drop Conforto for Tomas? Why is Tomas not playing? He seems like he’s part of the Backs future.

    4) I dropped Nola over Latos and Fiers where I own Carasscoc Grienke, Wood, Kluber, amongst others to activate Gordon. Okay with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Ha 2) Drop 3) No 4) Cool

  196. tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league, would you deal Pederson and Nola for Blackmon and F. Hernandez? I would hate dealing Pederson but I feel this is a good return for this year. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  197. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Devon Travis becomes leader hitter. Devon Travis injures shoulder. The cycle of life is complete.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  198. Dirty Johnson says:
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    How about Hitch Hyper. You see him, he looks nice, but you still should stop to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  199. J-FOH says:
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    Vaca-foh is full of sun alcohol chillin poolside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please tell me you have an umbrella in your drink

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: but of course

  200. Tripwirealarm says:
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    I have the choice of picking up Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Rizzo or Arenado, who should I pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For what? This year?

      • Tripwirealarm says:
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        @Grey: rest of the season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harper

  201. the great knoche says:
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    Think Tulo isn’t done moving? Was figuring they didn’t want to play him because they got into Toronto late. With Hawkins now having pitched an inning I am thinking he is going somewhere else for an arm yet.

    Mets maybe? He has no trade now so would have had to approve it before first trade.

    P.S. Bautista hurt a hammy. And Tulo doesn’t enter game…After both injuries Russell Martin now at 2nd base…..

    • the great knoche says:
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      @the great knoche: And also just found out Tulo isn’t on active roster yet….hmmmm………..

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @the great knoche:
        he had to get married to his boyfriend before he left the states

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Customs can be a bitch!

  202. Ships says:
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    Benoit better bet to be dealt or stay with Padres? Is he worth a waiver claim… I only have 5 left?

    I have Dyson on my bench for SAGNOF. Just picked up Revere as a throw in on a trade. With Zobrist going to the Royals do you see him cutting into Dyson’s playing time or primarily there to play 2nd? Drop Dyson and use roster spot on speculative Closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  203. Dommattingly says:
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    If Travis hits the DL…sigh…do I grab Byrd, Souza, R Zimmerman? Or grab an SP and pick up Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  204. Matty says:
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    Drop billy burns for jayson werth or lucas duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  205. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    looking like cron a lon is F’d yet again i LAA town. best add in pts league with -1 for K’s, +1 BB. due to schwarber getting off 40% of the time i slot posey into C slot and play cron on those days. options are (listed in order of how well they’ve done in pts per game in last 15 days)
    howard/c-sant/moreland/napoli/morales/k.johnson/duda/loney

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jef with 1 f: hehe, wet tail time. i used to have him in this very league, but he was averaging like 1.5 pts per game (less than half of a good player), but maybe his foot is finally better.

  206. Buge Hoobs says:
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    weekly 12 team 5×5, I’m in last place is W’s and ERA with everything else pretty good.
    ROS pick one: McHugh, Hughes, Walker, Latos, Hendricks

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: I’d take walker

  207. Bob says:
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    5×5 H2H Best utility option ROS?
    Tomas
    Castellanos
    Eaton
    Rios
    Tucker
    Cron

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Bob: Tomas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Castellanos

  208. Jef with 1 f says:
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    #THOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #yup

      • Jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: #word

  209. greg says:
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    Don’t even have a replacement and dropped Motte. Jesus christ he blew up my stats already….INFINITY e.r.a…..garbage. Let someone else grab Mujica. Not sold. Really need KRod to get traded so I can grab Smith or Jeffress……..down to two closers, need a new one!

    Make some trades already geez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @greg:

      I went the same way w/r/t Mujica. This, of course, means Mujica will be money.

  210. Gareth says:
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    Duda or Cron?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Gareth: cron has (like you even said above) been moved to bench spot according to depth charts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  211. Alps88 says:
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    I am ready to dump Trevor Bauer
    Is it worth picking up Tillman ,Corbin shoemaker or Nelson.
    Or do I stick with Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  212. Mordacious Levator says:
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    that’s what i get for following SON of the cain cliff. Ohh, that would make a great Glossary term (it only works if SON loves Cain too much all the time though, which i’m not sure it does, it’s more likely just good park and MIL having shitty offense)

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: the Cain, Cliff, when you grab a pitcher only due to SON’s rating of him and, get burned real bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s early

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: other than whip of 1.33 (not awful) rest of it sucked. K/9 of 4.5 (hello mike leake), ERA of 6. damn Cain Cliff, esp in a K/9 league. needed innings with losing vince V.

  213. the great knoche says:
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    Did I miss the amazing Minor League Track record of Curt Casili?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right? Insane

  214. Bob says:
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    Drop Storen to pick up Mujica?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Bob: yeah, but wait a minute, and it might be somebody other than mujica.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: SOB, we might not get to see tonight. if not grab mujica for sure.

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh my word, Tony Watson. I didn’t want a possible save opp for Perkins THAT badly.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Et tu, Perkins? 0.2 IP, 5 ER.

  216. The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    Who’s the odd man out in kc rotation after adding cueto?….young or duffy?…

    And fu** the nationals..storen was fine, seriously papelbon was the need not the glaring hole in the OF? starting with rendon and strasburg the nationals have singlehandedly ruined a lotta fantasy teams…..razzball might need a term for this type of team to add to the glossary. If someone’s feeling creative. Sorry for the rant.
    Duffy or young to the pen?
    Drop dyson or inciarte neee sb/r but I need a streamer spot more. Or a spot to add Carter capps.

  217. Wilson says:
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    Kipnis or Odor for ROS?

  218. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    i just noticed something, do people with normal jobs get 1-3 day paternity leave (these are guys we’re talking about here, not pregnant women), i’m pretty sure you would get some time off during the actual birth (which doesn’t even take 1 whole day usually), and it’d count as a sick day, but has anybody even heard of somebody they knew just skipping work for three days since they had a kid? (people have lots of kids (way too many kids)). this is really silly.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: Depend where you live. In New Zealand you’re entitled to two weeks unpaid paternity leave, which I took when both my kids were born.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @SteveNZ: really, that is much different than in the U.S. You mean 2 weeks per kid i’m guessing, not over entire life? And i’m imagining where a lot of those latin american players come from there’s no such thing as even vacation days for the most part.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: now that i think about it 2 weeks per lifetime sounds about right, even if you had 8 kids that’s just under 2 days per kid. I sure wouldn’t want to spend that much time around pregnancies, but of course i don’t want kids. I’ve spent time with friends who had kids at hospitals and such, ugly scenes those. Just like in Knocked Up, ugh.

  219. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Who has two thumbs and wishes he nutted-up, threw caution in the wind, and pitched Wily tonight? This guy!!!! *Puts thumbs-up fists down and hangs his head down in defeat* I hate it when strategy blows up in my face!!

    At least his Watson got lit and my Melancon got the W with the help of my Jung Ho’s HR. Funny how Fantasy Baseball comes full-circle.

  220. John coakley says:
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    Brantley and Byrd for Price and Span…if Span’s back craps out guys like Avaisal or Runsey are on the wire. I could use an ace to pair with Archer so tempted to take Price .

  221. Tulo traded and to the one place that made me a little excited about it.

    Crazy.

    I also have Leak – waiting to see where he goes. Really hoping it’s my Giants or the Dodgers – and not the Tigers.

  222. I Love You Wong Time says:
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    Evening Grey…can you rank the following waiver wire closers to replace what was a top 10 closer in Storen?

    Osuna
    Rondon
    Mujica – stashing Doolittle on the DL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s 3:20 PM… You ranked them

      • I Love You Wong Time says:
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        @Grey: 6:00 PM in Tampa…..thanks again!

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