James Shields was traded to the White Sox for Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr.  I remember well his father, Fernando Tatis Jr. (yes, they are both juniors; not at all confusing).  I remember Tatis because he was the reason back in 2000, I said on my Geocities site, Fantasy Baseball and Neon Green Backgrounds, the following, “The Cardinals won’t bring up Albert Pujols because they have Fernando Tatis.  Let’s just be grateful we made it through Y2K with all of our AOL emails intact.  I got this forward from my uncle that is hilarious!  Also, I think JC Chasez is easily the best singer in NSYNC.  Justin Timberlake?  More like Give-Me-A-Timberbreak!”  Wow, that didn’t age well at all.  So, the Padres finally listened to me and attempted to get younger.  No idea about this Tatis; he’s so young he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page yet — and Carson Cistulli has a Wiki page longer than Harriet Tubman!  Elsewhere, Erik Johnson becomes an NL-Only add, but his wonky control leaves him a streamer for now in mixed leagues.  As for Shields, leaving Petco + aging pitcher who hasn’t looked great for over a year now = Aged Balsamic.  Hmm, math’s off there, was supposed to equal risky bet for mixed leagues with increased win potential and decreased ratios.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  I feel like I’m a 6-year-old and was just told Santa is real, as in a real person who I watched leave Macy’s and sit in his Toyota Tercel for twenty minutes, crying.  Only realizing later that he was crying from joy that he won $20 on a scratch-off ticket.  See, there’s a mild happy ending with Abreu, but it’s been thoroughly depressing getting there.

Jose Quintana – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.58.  The Regression Fairies know someone who went to visit Richard Simmons in the hospital, their motto in life is “Eat, Pray, Love with Pride,” and they will trounce your ratios.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer.  He left the city that made him famous this offseason, and it didn’t seem like he could succeed elsewhere, but then Frazier put up some witty title cards between segments, and you need to Crane your neck to watch his homers.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  He had an ERA of 3.16 in May, and his K-rate is 9.6 with a 2.6 BB/9 and a 3.84 xFIP.  In other words, he’s a solid number three fantasy starter with a hot wife-to-be.  He’s like a modern-day Chuck Finley.  Hopefully, Kate doesn’t start taking krav maga classes.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .414.  Isn’t he overdue for an injury?

Mark Teixeira – Hit the DL with articular cartilage tear, which sounds like it could knock him out for months if not the year.  Chris Parmelee, which is Chris with cheese in Italian, was called up, but Rob Refsnyder stands to gain the most playing time.  Refsnyder is your standard Yankee prospect.  Not very good, but you’ve heard of him because of the Yankees.  In 300 ABs, he’d be looking at around 8 HRs, 6 SBs and…What did I miss?  I totally fell asleep.  Nothing?  Cool.

CC Sabathia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.58.  His cutter usage prior to this year never exceeded 3%.  This year, he’s thrown it 28% of the time.  His fastball has gone from overpowering to batting practice, but he’s reduced its usage from 56% to 36%.  This correlates to effectiveness.  It doesn’t correlate to a 2.58 ERA.  He’s likely around a 3.75 ERA pitcher who’s getting lucky on homers.  So, am I buying?  Not really in 12 team mixed leagues and shallower outside of streaming.  The Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and I wouldn’t go near him.  Now, ignoring everything I just wrote, here come the Sabathia questions.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-4, and 7 for his last 12, hitting .237.  Has been pretty meh for the season, but could be finally coming out of it.  He does have five homers and 10 steals on the year.  If he gets to 15 HRs and 25 steals, it wouldn’t be a bad season, and he’s not that far from that pace.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  Solid start, but ask his owners how much fun it is to start him game after game with bad matchups.  Ooh, that gives me an idea.  A fantasy baseball hotline where you can call guys who own a player you’re interested in.  “Hey, I’m thinking about trading for Chris Archer.  How’s it been owning him?”  “Do you have five hours?”  “You need that long to explain?”  “No, but I’m looking for a friend to watch the game with me.  Bumble Friends suck.”

Jonathan Villar – 0-for-3 and his 21st steal, after a slam (5) and legs on Saturday.  I love this guy so much I’m about to buy on eBay a jersey of ex-Brewers pitcher, Carlos Villanueva, and alter the last name on the back!  Well, I love Villar, but I’m also cheap and no one wants a Villanueva jersey.  When I’m not wearing it, I know where I can hang my Villan- jersey!  Millionaire Dollar Idea Alert!  I was carrying laundry the other day and it dawned on me, there should be a coat rack that plugs into your navel that you can hang clothes from.  A navel plug, if you will.

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th homer on Saturday.  Hey, Tommy, that deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean 1st base, just please don’t sign him to a 10-year, $250 million contract.

Odubel Herrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th steal.  ODB needs to release his Phillies-centric album, “Phila Please!”

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  Dudes and five girl dudes, don’t ask about pitchers getting shut down early when we’re in June.  So many things can happen between now and September.  This isn’t fantasy football where there’s ten games a year.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Solid buy low guy.  Could see him going on an Adam Duvall-type run.

Jimmy Paredes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Time for my annual rant that is more of a bi-monthly rant.  Why don’t we have players’ stats carry over in the box scores?  There’s interleague games now.  The Cubs and White Sox can play each other but stats don’t carry over if a player moves to a new league?  This is so unnecessarily confusing.  It’s like if every time a car was sold, the odometer went back to zero.  Nice, Hyundai, but that shizz does not have twelve hundred miles.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.77 as he was activated from the DL.  Not an easy assignment returning in Houston, but he looked solid, inducing seven ground ball outs to three fly ball, and 16 first-pitch strikes to 21 batters.  Even as I thought he’d regress this year, I didn’t think near-6 ERA, so he can come down a bit.

Henderson Alvarez – Threw off the mound on Saturday and is considering his next step now.  Hopefully he’s not standing on an escalator, because you only have so much time to consider a next step before you fall over like the Yodeler on The Price is Right.

Luke Gregerson – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and blew yet another save on Saturday, and the Astros were just being stubborn for stubborn’s sake.  They should’ve let Ken Giles be the closer about a month ago.  You traded for him so he could close!  You remember that, right?  Velasquez?  Hello, not sang like Adele!  Yesterday, Will Harris (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save, and has been insane all year (0.34 ERA), but I don’t think he gets the closer job.  Giles threw two innings on Saturday and was likely unavailable.  Of course, sometimes all it takes is a guy to get a save on 11 pitches like Harris did.  The closerousel begins, shituation developing.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  His walk rate has been off-the-charts terrible (6+ BB/9) but he’s likely just rusty like kuntz.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  I keep saying he’s a top 5 catcher when he gets the eligibility, but he might be more like a top three.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I knew he had been bad, but didn’t want to draft him in the preseason, so didn’t own him, and had no real concept that he only had zero homers going into yesterday.  More like Carlos Gomess.  With that said (Grey’s making a U-turn!), just that one homer could help get him going.  For how cheap he likely is to acquire (in my RCL, he’s on waivers), could be worth the flyer.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5, 1 run, and his 16th homer on Saturday.  This is funny (not funny).  He’s in 2nd place for most homers in the National League.  Yet, Duvall’s not owned in 50% of leagues.  Lot of people disliked Tender Mercies this much?

Raisel IglesiasReds said he will return as a reliever to prolong his inevitable shoulder injury, but it seems like it would just expedite it.  Does it really help a pitcher to have him dial it up every other day rather than resting five days between starts?  Since the Reds bullpen is such an effin’ fiasco — a effinasco? — I guess Raisel could see the occasional save, but it seems unlikely and he’s still about a month away from returning.

Anthony DeSclafani – Will return on Friday.  Jon Moscot will likely be bumped from the rotation.  To that news, Moscot sarcastically replied, “Grape.”

Dan Straily – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  Fun fact!  He puts granola with bird seed and coconut flakes and calls it Dan’s Traily Mix.  Straily could barely keep his ERA under 5 in the AL.  In the NL?  He’s a 3.34 ERA pitcher.  So it goes, so it goes.  The Stream-o-Nator is meh on his next start, but I could see streaming him there.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .280 and his 13th homer.  Last year, his 1st half was 13 HRs and a .251 average.  2nd half was 13 HRs with a .199 average.  Bruce, doode, you a Romanian witch?  13’s not a lucky number.

Stephen Strasburg – Left Saturday’s game with a limp, but said he just cramped up during the rain delay.  Where she owns Strasburg, Shirley Manson’s conflicted about her fantasy team.

Tanner Roark – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.21.  This start came agains the Reds, which was adapted into the short story, Tanner Gets Reds, Melanoma Isn’t Just A Spice Girl’s Name.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .384.  Apparently, the hypnotherapy worked to get him to believe he’s in a 162-game playoff series.  “What if we tie at 81 games each?”  Shh, Murphy, it’ll be okay.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .350.  Officially moved past Buster Posey for catchers on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  His prize is proving that you should punt catchers.  Yes, it’s a lame prize.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .238.  Difference between .238 and .250 is, like, one extra hit every two weeks.  No actual math done here, but it’s likely accurate because I can figure out a gratuity by just doubling the tax, no matter the state.  My apologies to Delaware waitresses.

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  Now has two quality starts in a row, or Quality Starts as they call them in baseball.  I wonder if he attributes his turnaround to Dallas Diamond Page yoga like Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  I’m not saying he could be even better, but I am saying that when you consider he’s still moving further away from Tommy John surgery.  Move over, Fred the Furrier, Jo-Fer is the best Fer in the business.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.33.  Can we get Samardzija back to the NL West where he excels?   Samardzija is Jeff who lives at home.

Jarrett Parker – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .205.  Not much here yet, outside of deep leagues, but with the Gangly Manbird sidelined for two months, Parker should see most ABs from the strong side of the platoon.  Okay, the other side is Mac Williamson, so anyone on the other side would be the power side.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.16.  For a guy whose last name sounds like what Pac-Man would say, Wacha’s not exactly eating up the competition.

Marcus Stroman – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.82.  I guess you could convince yourself that, while this was a bad start, you wouldn’t have started him against the Red Sox.  Cool story, brah.  He gave up 7 ER to Tampa too.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .229.  Oh, c’mon, with the leadoff man experiment!  It’s so stupid!  Hey, Gibbons, a baboon would know better, said the zookeeper to no one.

Russell Martin – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Not totally interested in more catcher questions, but Martin’s four homers all came in the last ten games, and is likely better than that other schmohawk you’re trotting out there in your C slot.  That’s catcher slot, not the probable UrbanDictionary definition of a C slot.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Um, yeah, see what I said for Gausman and the last fifteen AL East starters.  Blue Jays, Orioles, Red Sox…The Rays have scored 224 runs on the year.  The 2nd best team in the NL East has only 219 runs scored (Marlins).

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and, like, 10th homer in the past five games.  Wow, he’s on another level right now.  Like right above the waist, but below the chin.  That kind of level.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Member when Christall Young only used to give up steals?  Now he’s like a charitable organization for neutering rodents, as he’s all about the gopher balls.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-2 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  Just my luck that he’s cruising, and then the game goes into a rain delay.  Stupid Chief Wahoo did the wrong dance.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers after hitting a homer on Friday and Saturday, after appearing in my Buy column on Friday.  Oh, he will cool off at some point, but you should absolutely own him right now everywhere.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homers, hitting .281.  Longoria, man, you’re going to ruin your reputation for being a boring guy to own in fantasy.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 4 ER vs. Twins, ERA up to 4.94.  I had high hopes for him in March too, but what are you doing right now?  You trying to prove something by starting him while he’s struggling?  There’s no Purple Hearts for showing bravery in fantasy baseball.

Brandon Guyer – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Who’s hurting?  This Guyer with two thumbs and one working hamstring!

Matt Andriese – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  Like your 4th grade teacher told you about your hand, I’m not a fan, but if you want to stream him, see the Stream-o-Nator.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (12).  Nunez is quietly a top ten 3B this year.  Not quiet if you own him.  Well, quiet if you own him and you’re reading this in a library.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, now has three straight games with multiple hits.  Next up, power and speed.  Wouldn’t be the first player to go to the minors, build up some confidence and return looking renewed like a your Columbia House subscription.

Kevin Jepsen – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 6.26.  Sigh.

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  Well, that’s one way to lessen the difference between your ERA and xFIP while upping your K-rate.

Javier Baez – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Now has two homers in his past four games (three games started), and is worth a flyer in leagues where he’s available, well, dur, of course.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  Not a terrible start, but the Cubs did have out there their (stutterer!) B lineup.  Though, their B lineup is better than most A’s, including the A’s.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, leading off, as he played Saturday and Sunday after Odor returned.  Turned out the Rangers had a different odor in mind to get rid of to play Profar.  A large, odious Prince Fielder.

Edwin Diaz – Called up on Saturday.  Diaz was named the Mariners top starting pitcher in the minors two years in a row (2014-15), so they converted him to a middle reliever.  Um, yeah.  Club decisions are like assholes…. Sorry, that should be club decisions are made by.

Felix HernandezMariners said he’s still not throwing.  Hey, Felix and I have something in common!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Finally, the inevitable home run streak.

Nathan Karns – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.23.  Well, starting him for his two starts last week (Padres, Rangers) went exceptionally mediocre.

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 5.33.  I think his only bad start of his season is the one where I started, but for that to be true, he would’ve had to given up like 17 runs in 2/3 IP.  Hmm, maybe that is true.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs, and two more homers (12, 13), hitting .308.  Incredibly (depending on your definition of incredible), CarGo didn’t even really get started hitting homers until July of last year.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-3, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .291.  Are you sure you don’t want the Torenado insurance on your home?  Cause I think it might be wise.  Unless you don’t care about your Hummel figurines.

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Never underestimate the 14th post on the post-hype sleeper.

Andrew Cashner – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA ay 4.78.  In Cashner’s last six starts, he’s given up three runs in every start.  Elias Sports Bureau said the last guy to have three runs in more starts in a row (98 starts) was “Three-Earned” McPhee in 1934, but he suffered from OCD and when he couldn’t touch the clubhouse doorknob three times between batters, he declared himself insane and retired to raise three-toed sloths.

Matthew Wisler – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 3.98.  I’m going to leave my Kool-Aid on the table of this Al-Qaeda-hosted BBQ while I go to the bathroom.  I’m sure no one will touch it. *five hours later*  Hey, why are my legs being fashioned into military boots?  AH!!!!! ROOFIE!!!!

Corey Seager – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homers, and 7th homer this week.  The Owner Of Seager Who Was Angry At Him In April said, “Okay, my bad.”

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .193.  Still more than I got from Mesoraco!

Trayce Thompson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and now batting third, as he hit two homers on Thursday and Friday, then three steals on Saturday.  Trayce went tres?  Okay, where do I sign up?  Tell me the line to get in so I can get a piece, because I’m feeling Trayce lecherous.

Carl Crawford – Designated for assignment.  Looks like the Dodgers are as cakey for Trayce lecherous as I am.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.46.  Yeah, yeah, but he walked a guy and only went six innings vs. the Braves.  If there were over/unders prior to this game of zero walks and nine innings, I would’ve taken the under and over, betting my life savings that is going towards my navel plug.

  1. Anon says:
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    Let’s be real: Carson deserves every character in his Wikipedia entry. The man is a national treasure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anon: Yeah, him and Ed Asner

  2. Fitz says:
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    That feeling you get when you dropped Ramos and Gattis during the season and now still need a catcher. Gut wrenching.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Fitz: why did you drop ramos, he hasn’t been hurt and has hit well entire year

  3. Jolly rancher says:
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    Morning Grey!
    Great weekend recap. Love it! Thinking about picking up ABradley and dropping IKennedy or Keuchel. Should I hold? I could potentially drop one of my RPs, Ramos. Already have Davies and Familia. It’s a 10 team H2H weekly points league. Thanks much!

  4. Brian says:
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    Great write up like always!

    What tier of pitcher from your ranks do you think I could target if I want to try and trade McCutchen to someone?

  5. Brian says:
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    Also, what are your thoughts on Steven Wright? Regression coming? My league has complete games as a category as well. Would you drop Wei-Yen Chen or T. Walker, or Carlos Rodon for him?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Brian: He’s going to have days when the knuckle isn’t dancing and will get hit…..probably hard. But it feels a bit like Dickey’s Cy Young season…the knuckle is working, why not roll with it. He has above average chances of CGs and there has been some talk of the Sox starting him on short rest from time to time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Search the site, I’ve gone over him

  6. Nick says:
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    Dynasty Y! league

    would you add 2B / SS Profar!?

    i have
    1B Abreu
    2B Schoop
    2B/3B Rendon
    SS Lindor
    util : 3B/SS Villar

    expendables: 1B Ho Park
    or Schoop? or Chris Carter 14HR

    Note: traded away Corey+Lackey for Abreu+Rendon+Gio …. early May ! ooch
    Corey : 23/12/22/0 0.325
    Abreu: 10/2/10/0 0.260 + Rendon: 16/3/13/5 0.300
    Lackey : 2W 1L36K era7

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      @Nick:

      sorry
      for 1 month stats
      Lackey 2W 1L 36K era7

      • Nick says:
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        @Nick:

        understood why it didn’t take the complete stats!!
        (when you write between Sup and Inf signs !)
        so
        Lackey era 2.0
        Gio 1W 3L 33K era 7.0

        just to say that trade looked good on the paper, but not in May !! hopefully ROS

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up.

    a.I thought the lede would be:

    1. Mascot, Moscot, we all scream for ice cream (Especially when Roark gift wraps you a 5-run lead).

    2. Wisler is soon going to make a retreat like the Once-ler …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lorax

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 6)

    Horatio: What’s going on ? Everybody stand back, alright ? Just stand back.Police.
    Eric: Horatio. Yeah, we got a problem here at Lumus beach. Patrol’s doing a canvas for witnesses. Half the spectators have been here since dawn and they didn’t see anything.
    Horatio: Big volleyball fans, I take it.
    Eric: It’s Casper’s day off. I figured he could use the sun. This is a very strange place to bury a body.
    Horatio: Unless you want that body to be found.
    Eric: Exactly.
    Horatio: Alex?
    Doctor Alex Woods: No id. His pockets are empty.
    Horatio: Not exactly beachwear, now is it, honey ?
    Doctor Alex Woods: Contusions on his neck. I’m thinking ligature strangulation. Something unibodied, malleable with a side stitch.
    Horatio: You mean like a belt.
    Doctor Alex Woods: Maybe a man’s belt. Very possible.
    Eric: You say that like it means something, H.
    Horatio: Could be, Eric.
    Eric: You think the killer might be trying to get our attention?
    Horatio: I don’t know, (queue the sunglasses) but he just got mine.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        ‘Member when Hideo Nomo’s number’s went pear-shaped? I thought that is so ab-nomo.

        Now, flash forward to what LoMo is doing (after all the knee surgeries and the post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-post-hypes)? I thought that is so ab-nomo.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

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    Chasin saves – time to drop Jepsen for cingrani? Got Perkins on the DL….
    Sigh.

    • Tigres says:
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      DropJepsen! You’ll sleep much better. Though, Cingrani is a wild ride too, try one of Astros RPs (Harris, Giles, even Feliz) if available over him.

    • knucks says:
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      @Murph: I added Abad today, but apparently no one wants any of that. Will hold him for a few days this week and see what happens. Best of luck with the chase!

  9. blevins says:
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    chris carter or napoli ROS?

  10. VinWins

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    I know this is a Fantasy site, but in real life the Jays had lost 5 straight and were 19-23 when Jose was moved to the leadoff spot. Since then they are 12-4. Maybe coincidence, but you can see why they may leave him there for a while.

    Also, I think your autocorrect gave you the wrong word in the Raisel blurb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Oops… I guess on Bautista, but it’s not like he’s doing anything to help

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Grey: Devon???….please

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          White?

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey: lol

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    Do you have a date in mind by which it’ll be okay to give up on J-Upton or on Heyward, absent some significant change in their hitting trends? At what point would you drop one of them for a bat like Trayce Thompson or Logan Morrison, or to boost pitching with someone like J.Gray?

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      Grey says:
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      @Joe Cool: I’m not giving up on them, but I guess if the league was shallow enough

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Joe Cool. Slam & Legs from JUp and a Bomb from Heyward! I think JUp just took back the baseball soul he shares with BJ.

        • Grey

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          Ha!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: You and I touched on this a couple weeks back and I told Magoo my thoughts on Friday…… I figured you’d appreciate it……

            The Upton Bros share a baseball soul, so only 1 of them can be good at a given time. As soon as BJ starts sucking again J-Up will be back to his old self. So here’s to BJ sucking again since I own J-Up everywhere!

            “BJ stop being selfish and little your lil bro play with it for a while”

            • Grey

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              Yeah, agreed… Don’t think Upton stays awful all year

              • Jangles says:
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                @Grey: BAM and this is why Razzballl is the best. Cause, er, Grey is the best

            • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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              @Teddy Heater: both were great at the same time years ago.

  12. Jangles says:
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    Drop Smyly for Shoemaker?

    • Jangles says:
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      @Jangles: Actullay want to update this one; would you drop Smyly or Wisler for Shoemaker? Thanks!

      • Jangles says:
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        @Jangles: Actually part 3 (and spelled correctly) I said F it and dropped Wisler for The Maker of Shoes. But would you drop Smyly at this point? Thanks again

  13. Chud says:
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    Great stuff as always! 10 team full keeper trade offer:

    I give Abreu/Piscotty.

    I get Springer/Freeman.

    Thanks!

  14. Stowduringtaxi says:
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    Arenado for Thor…which side?

  15. stu says:
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    h2h points league weekly lineup

    Pick 2 batters: Mazara, Ozuna, Duvall

    1 Pitcher: Fulmer (2start: TOR,NYY) or Nola (WAS)

    1 waiver pickup(I have 1 empty slot): D Travis, H Kim, J Profar, V Velasquez, T Shaw, J Gray, W Harris

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Maz, Duv…Nola… Profar, pitchers depend on matchups

  16. Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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    Can I get a “here here” for dusty baker?

    Any idea when we can expect him to figure out that espinosa’s “homers and RBIs are good” aren’t better than turner?

    • Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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      @Bogaerts Turner Overdrive:

      Espinosa with 6 hits in his last 11 games. 5 of 6 are dongs, but come on. 4 of 5 were solo dongs too.

      Also, trying to think of a new team name for my buddy who always has homers on his bench. Best off the top of my head was “Bench Dongs”. Any suggestions?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Bogaerts Turner Overdrive: LOL, “Bench Dongs” should so be a category in roto..I also have had my share of bench dongs, this season, so I know the pain of it all..

  17. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    “Could see him going on an Adam Duvall-type run.”
    I am pretty, just like that Clay fellow, sure nobody in the history of the whole wide world of baseball has ever thought of a, Duvall type run..LOL

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: MP!

      Unless you are referring to a shooting spree like in ‘Colors’ (1988) for a Duvall type run, right?

      Btw, what’s your situation? Please choose.

      a. An American living and / or working in Ireland.

      b. An native of Ireland who fell in love with baseball and then stumbled upon razzball and Frank Viola!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Ante GALIC:

        Hey Ante, hope all is well Bro, no matter where in the world you are!

        Good ‘Colors’ reference for a Duvall type run! lol

        The answer to my “situation” is A.

        cheers mate,

        MP

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks, MP! I am well in Farchana, USA.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Ante GALIC: Farchana is where? Never heard of it in the good ole USofA

  18. Charles says:
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    Jon Gray faces SD at Coors next. Would you start him then or drop him now?

    12-team h2h w/ QS and HRa (no W)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Charles: I would not start Gray in Coors..I would, if u can, keep him for away starts..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: I’d start him vs. Padres anywhere

  19. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Ugh…Trea Turners great debut followed by…no more starts the rest of the weekend. Sad face.

    ROS: Turner, Schoop, Castro

  20. JohnnySquid says:
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    Picked up Will Harris yesterday morning b/c I’m the sad owner of Luke Gregorsen. Now carrying Hector Neris, Harris & Gregorsen as my 3 RP b/c I love setup men w/ great peripherals and SAGNOF cubed.

    Feel Luke is garbage and going into a tough matchup this week. Would like to drop Gregorsen (b/c I wont drop Taillon, AJ Reed or Glasnow) for Brad Brach to give good ratios….but the SAGNOF inside me is making me hold onto Luke.

    I see no way he gets chances after HARRIS & Giles. Tell me I should drop Gregorsen for Brach. Tell me to do it. Tell me that SAGNOF happens with or without Luke on my team. Help me. I’m drowning in SAGNOF.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @JohnnySquid:

      Sagnof means drop Gregerson, not hold him

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JohnnySquid: I’m fed up with Gregerson too but Hinch hasn’t closed the door completely on him closing… That said, if Giles or Harris performs exceptionally well, Luke could be pitching the 7th-8th no matter how well he rebounds… Tough call.

      • JohnnySquid says:
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        @JakeTPE: I get it. Bigger problems in it all, but by going straight SAGNOF I dropped Madson weeks ago and so on and SAGNOF. Basically I just want someone to tell me what to do even though I’m going to do it anyways. It’s just Grey consoling me and making me feel better for dropping him and picking up Brach.

        • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @JohnnySquid: dropping madson isn’t in the same ballpark as dropping gregerson, madson never lost his job.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I think you are just telling what he wants to hear because the way they are handling the issue in Houston, it looks like the next converted SV opp would make sure Gregerson remain the closer. Astros are messing around big time. In a normal world Giles (because of his price) gets a shot at closing games . If he doesnt get the job done, you simply hand it over to Harris (the best pitcher in that BP) and never look back. The guy is an insanely competent pitcher.

  21. Strolg says:
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    Hammel with the Devo Start on Saturday- 2 earned runs on only 3 base runners. Whip It Good!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Strolg: Loved it.

      Crack that whip
      Give the past a slip
      Step on a crack
      Break your momma’s back

      Verse

      [When a problem comes along
      You must whip it
      Before the cream sets out too long
      You must whip it
      When something’s goin’ wrong
      You must whip it

      Now whip it
      Into shape
      Shape it up
      Get straight
      Go forward
      Move ahead
      Try to detect it
      It’s not too late
      To whip it
      Whip it good]

      When a good time turns around
      You must whip it
      You will never live it down
      Unless you whip it
      No one gets away
      Until they whip it

      I say whip it
      Whip it good
      I say whip it
      Whip it good

      Crack that whip
      Give the past a slip
      Step on a crack
      Break your momma’s back

      Repeat Verse

      Not much imagination to this song is there? Kind of the global appeal.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Vegans says:
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        @Ante GALIC: There is the greatest Devo cover of “Girl U Want” at the end of the hit movie ‘Sorority Boys’. Alright, not so much a hit as a movie.

  22. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    And to think (shutter) on MLB opening day eve, I had Derek Norris as my C. I read the story on Wilson Ramos and his new eye sight and figured what the F (not u Jef) and I will never look back..

  23. A Tale of Two Smylies: It was the best of times (First 4: 1.73/0.77/10.73), it was the worst of times (Last 6: 7.75/1.82/8.62). The Regression Fairies pretty much drove their Forrester through Smyly’s living room wall and bent him over the rubble.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Carns: brilliant!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Carns: Ouch. He’s been awful and I am really :’-( . Does he get back on track somehow? Have you dropped him?

      • @JakeTPE: No, I’m hanging on. Those stats actually don’t even include his very first start (7.0 IP, 2.57/0.57, 11K) so the difference is even more pronounced. I’m hoping something mechanical or just an over-correction.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Carns: Alright. Good to know, sir! I’ll read up on him this week. Hopefully someone on the Rays has an idea how to fix him.

  24. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Bradley vs TB or Verlander @ NYY this week?
    Thanks!

  25. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Would you drop Shoemaker or Rodon for Archer? Or hold?

  26. Reid says:
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    Is Trayce worth an add as a 4th OF over Duvall? Not saying I want to, just don’t know Trayce’s floor/ceiling. (Marte, Polanco, Just Dong are my top 3 OF) What are your thoughts on Trayce overall?

    Great write up!! The NSYNC line gets a “tip of the cap” from me sir. Happy Monday!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Reid: Tomato/tomahto. Trayce feels safer across all cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Thanks! Agree w/ Cram…. Trayce is a bit more balanced, but he’s also just a hot bat

  27. Chris says:
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    Would you drop Adam Eaton for Byron Buxton in a 10 team H2h points?

  28. Catchers in the Rye says:
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    Tommy Joseph or Willington Castillo ROS?

  29. theone189 says:
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    Saw this on fangraphs, did you know in 2015 Kluber had one of the highest exit velocity on Fastball in mlb for SPs. Johnny cueto was lowest followed verlander, Thor, and kershaw. Kluber was up there with Alfredo Simon

  30. david says:
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    Hey Grey!! I’m set at 1st and 2 base… who occupies my spare bench spot…. Profar or A.J Reed? Profar is doing extremely well in the majors…

    thanks!

    P.s People worry about Profar’s playing time. Are you?…Why won’t the Rangers alternate 1st base/DH between Fielder/Moreland…and Profar?

  31. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    which of these pitchers today are absolute sits for you? I need the stats so have to go with some fringe pitchers even if it’s sketchy so I was wondering which you would absolutely avoid at all costs.

    Danny Duffy @ BAL $0.8
    James Paxton vs. CLE $9.3
    Robbie Ray vs. TB $10.3

    A big thank you as always!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bobbo: You’re playing with fire, but I wouldn’t absolutely avoid any of these if you’re desperate. If you had to sit one, I’d sit Duffy.

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Cram It: lol, yes a big huge fire. desperate times and all…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bobbo: If you’re that desperate, go ham!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Agree w/ Cram

  32. JVanSlyke says:
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    My whip and era took a beating streaming Kaz and Hellickson. Should I lay off Paxton today or roll with him??

  33. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, who you dropping Kris davis or Chris Carter. Battle till the best Chris is standing. Also streamonator is loving some Paxton this week you on board?

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:

      Also would you drop yadi for gattis?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Chisoxx_22: Is Yadi a top 3 catcher?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Cram It: Oh, oH, pick me, I know the answer to this one…hahaha

          • Chisoxx_22 says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms:
            Haha catcher question, my badd! Curious when his eligibility will change

  34. Paul says:
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    5×5 roto keeper:

    Would you give Correa for Addison Russell/McCutchen? I have Seager at SS and Lawrie at 2b, I’m kinda over Cutch but offer intrigued me. I’d be dropping a streaming pitcher spot and have the following OFs: Trout, Pederson, Just Dong, Billy Ham, Ellsbury, and Saunders

    thanks

  35. Jedimasters says:
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    Morning Grey! SON does not like Matz @ Pirates today (Niese). $-5.9. Start or sit?

  36. Blake says:
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    I am in deperate need of OF help in my pts league (1ts for 1b, 2pts or 2b, 3pts for 3B, 4pts for HR, 1pt for R, 1pt for RBI, 1pt for Steal, no negative pts), as you can see my league favors power hitters and middle of order guys, my current OF is:

    Grichuck
    J Upton
    M Upton

    I have 10 adds left for the whole season. here are some players on waivers. Would you add any of these? I can drop Puig or M Upton

    M Saunders
    T Thompson
    B buxton
    ellsbury
    markikis
    Tomas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Ellsbury over Upton

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        even with my pts setup? think ellsbury will last over the long haul?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t love Ellsbury, but Upton’s garbage….If you want to hold your moves, I can understand it

          • Blake says:
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            @Grey:

            Justin or Melvin? Justin has been real garbage this year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Justin

  37. Gummy says:
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    Hey Grey, nice Hummel figurines reference.

    Change your mind on Rendon vs Castro yet, or you still Stickin’ with Starlin?

  38. Great Bambino says:
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    Start Danny Duffy tonight @ Baltimore and @ Chicago Whitesox?

    Thanks!

  39. Jason Morgan says:
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    Fielder was just dropped. Should he be picked up?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Jason Morgan: He’s sat two straight games. Hitting .163 over the last 30 games. He’s FA in my league and no one has bothered with him — wait until he does something?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Probably not, but depends who you’d be dropping.

  40. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Chris Carter or Carlos Santana? Right now Christ Carter is my bench bat. Some one just dropped Santana so it made me ponder a waiver.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Carter. They’ll both have the same shitty average, but CC will have more HR’s.

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks for the boost in confidence. This has been my question for 2 weeks now. I like Carter, I just want a better batting average.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Roger Anderson: That’s not happening. He was a tease for the first month.

  41. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey sir! Stellar weekend recap.

    Let me get right to it. These are the SPs I’m losing patience with:

    Smyly :-(
    Ventura
    Rodon

    Manea (Oak) and Duffy (KC) are the best available guys on the FA wire.

    How would you rank these five ROS? I’ve only started Ventura one time out of last 3-4 turns and like you said, I can’t really start Smyly anytime soon…

    Thanks for the advice, Grey, Fantasy Master Lethario.

    ps – looking forward to pod with JB and tales from his Alaskan adventure!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Rodon, Smyly, they’re all a mess/matchups

  42. Pu$$y Control says:
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    SON hates Shoemaker at Yankees tonight. The Yankees appear to be in the alcoholic and bankrupt side of a mid-life crisis. Would you roll the dice on the misfortune of others or skip Ye Ole’ Shoe?

  43. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Trea Turner, son of Ike and Tina, give up for adoption to Dusty Baker. Seems to be misused and unappreciated like many bastard children sitting the bench while the golden spoon Espinosa gets the PT. I can’t waste a roster spot for you bastard.

  44. 740 says:
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    sup Grey,

    Archer @ Ari

    start or leave on bench?

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Start

  45. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Lastly FYI, I picked up Steven Wright, because he is the highest ranked P available on waivers and seems…so implosion or regression ferries or whatevs that is bad is getting ready to happen because he is on my team…plan accordingly.

  46. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Lastly Lastly, Jurickson Profar, I love you.

  47. ryanoger says:
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    bench bat pick up:

    Suarez, Buxton, or flyer CarGo?

    thanks grey!

  48. BigUps! says:
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    Start Fulmer today against TOR? SON is meh on it

    • knucks says:
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      @BigUps!: I added him after last weeks start in 12 team roto. Will sit today and be very happy if he looks ownable, then I’ll start him moving forward. If not, I’ll likely drop to stream others. Just my two cents, based off Grey’s answer. You may need to start him in a deeper league.

  49. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Should I give up Piscotty and Osuna for Marte?

  50. JWRAY says:
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    Belt or Freeman ROS?

  51. Alex H says:
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    Hey grey, nice write up as usual. I snagged villar off the waiver wire a few weeks ago when he had 8 steals and have been loving every minute of it. He’s single handedly saved my season since Dee Gordon was suspended.

    Anyway, I’ve been offered David price for Nola straight up… What do you think? He also mentioned Nelson cruZ but I have to throw in more for him.

  52. Bryan says:
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    My bad on Seager

  53. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    One other variation:

    Ros:

    Jarrod Dyson or Tyler naquin?

  54. Clint says:
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    You mentioned in your preseason ranking of Zack Wheeler it looked like he’d either come back in middle relief and/or as a frustrating 6th SP. Has that outlook changed at all in light of the Mets rotation so far this year or do you still think he’s pretty much worthless?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: What’s changed in the Mets rotation?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Between the general malaise surrounding DeGrom & Harvey & the recent worries over Matz’s elbow again, I thought it could be an opportunity for Wheeler to eat up more innings than expected maybe early on instead of him being the one to come along slowly?

        • Grey

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          I don’t see any malaise in real baseball for them… And if Matz breaks down maybe

  55. peacecoast says:
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    karns next 2 start:s home vs CLE ($9.9) and at TB ($8.2)
    decent so should I hold him another week or drop for:
    gray, bradley, taillon

    12T mixed roto

  56. Scott says:
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    Spooky parallels between Baseball Frazier and TV Frasier!

  57. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    The fake meme that my drunk uncle would post to Facebook reads, “Free navel plugs and Dallas Diamond Page Yoga for all”- Bernie Sanders.

  58. Scott says:
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    Eaton is eatin’ up my average and giving nothing in return. He’s pretty much just a bench bat at this point. Drop him for Pearce, Pillar, or Drury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: These guys are pretty whatever, Pearce had some hits yesterday, can try him

  59. dudeman says:
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    Hi there
    I have corey seager (who i propose we call c-grr to differentiate the seagers) and villar. Thinking of dealing villar for carrasco or a 2b. I have profar currently and schoop/lawrie are available as well, so i was leaning carrasco. Thoughts?

    • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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      @dudeman: I doubt that you could get Carrasco for Villar.

  60. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey, a disgruntled owner dropped Chris Archer in my 10 team points league. Is he worth a pick up over any of these bench pitchers?

    J. Ross
    C. Mart
    C. Rodon

  61. coacher says:
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    I’m in 2nd in a 5×5 Roto (QS,K,WHIP,ERA,Saves+Holds) and need to move up in Saves+holds. We start 9 pitchers of whatever type…most people start 7 SP/2 RP. My SP are J.Hammel, D.Salazar, A.Sanchez, Strasburg, Stroman (losing my patience here!) Bauer and Rich Hill on my only bench spot last week. I’m starting 3 RPs Giles, Osuna and Ziegler. Should I dump a RP for a free agent like Brad Brach, Blanton, Seigrist, Feliz, Vizcaino, Givens, Will Harris, Neris, or Thornburg? Is FA Dan Straily better than Stroman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coacher: Giles for Siegrist…. Can try Straily, better? No

      • coacher says:
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        @Grey: Thanks I’ll try Siegrist. Should Stroman start this week or to the bench for Hill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glenallen?

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey: Okay … too funny.

  62. Martin says:
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    Grey, any thought on when Willson Contereras will get the call? Looking to pick him up in my dynasty league, but would have to drop Matt Wisler.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Martin: Later this month, or as soon as there is an injury.

      • Martin says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thank you! Would you drop Wisler for him in a dynasty league?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Martin: I would take Contereras over Wisler

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Martin: Yuppers!

  63. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I gave up: Cespedes, Cueto, Marte and Machado
    I got: Greinke, Thor, Cutch, and Miggy

    Did I win the deal?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: In a vacuum I’d say no since Marte and Machado are 5 cat beasts

      But if you have solid replacements for those guys and were really hurting at pitching, then yeah, I can see you coming out ahead.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        William,

        I have Trout, Cain, Zobrist and conforto in the OF
        Donaldson and Correa and 3B and SS
        And i have Max, Bum, Fullmer, Verlander, Hill, Velasquez, Quintana, Hill, SHoemaker

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: You gave up 2 top 10 players in the deal. You got none in return. You were so desperate to get Thor that the guy took you to the cleaners. If you are happy to give up 3 of the 4 best players in the deal then have at it. If you wondered why you always lose deals is you come off as so desperate to get 1 particular player than anyone would take advantage of it.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I so agree with Toe Knee. Dude you got hosed on that deal!!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: i told you to stop trading a month ago.

      Now you lost your league with this moronic trade. Congratulations.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Thats pretty bad

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: show up BEFORE the deals are made, that’s when the help actually helps.

  64. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: rank ’em Urias, Bradley, Roark

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Jimmy Nelson or Roark

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Roark

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey! Trying to completely redo my pitching staff…
            Right now I have: Archer, Salazar, Cole, Hendricks, Walker, Duffy
            DL – Raisel

            RP – Allen, Rodney, Colome, Will Smith, Giles

            Walker and Duffy appear to be spots available for streaming now.

            I was thinking of dropping Kyle Hendricks too, but he’s somehow getting by on a 87 MPH fastball – he’s the younger Colon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: There’s been a lot of hype around the internet on Anthony DeSclafani – where does he rank with Roark, Urias, and Bradley

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Last

  65. L-Boogie says:
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    Yo, yo, yo. I’m a prospect whore, but guys are coming off the DL so I’m over the limit. Need to drop someone in each of these leagues. Trying to do a 2 for 1 trade but just in case…

    14 team 5×5 weekly. Biggest needs are K ‘s, WHIP, W and SBs. Pitching staff: G. Cole, Rodon, Aaron Sanchez, Shoe, Archie Bradley, Robbie Ray, Ed Rod, Britton, Dyson, Chisek,Jeffers.
    Drop: Merrifield, Dozier, AJ Reed, Ed Rod, Taillon, or Alex Reyes? Leaning Ed Rod.

    This one is harder. 12 team 5×5 weekly. Biggest needs are K’s and SBs.Pitching staff (only start 7) Carrasco, Matz, Pomeranz, Rich Hill, Archie Bradley, Velasquez, Osuna, Dyson, McGee.
    Drop: Merrifield (just picked him up), Devon Travis, Trea Turner, Justin Upton (kidding, but would love to), Velasquez, Taillon, Leaning VV. Great K/9…but he only pitches 4.

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @L-Boogie: I’m dropping Merrifield..He does not have the upside of any of your other players..

  66. Jon says:
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    Drop one: Karns, Liriano, Nelson?

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Jon:

      I’d say Karns.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jon: Karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Karns

  67. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A) I currently have AJ Reed stashed and he will serve as a utility/bench bat for me once he’s called up.. Do you like Bregman more than him at this point? I know Bregman has been tearing it up.
    B) Trayce Thompson over Logan Morrison?

    I’m in a 12 team redraft H2H mixed standard 5×5 category league.
    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Khris Davis, Marte
    Util: Logan Morrison (riding the hot streak), jupton
    DL: Leonys Martin
    NA: Reed

    SP: Harvey, Darvish, Hendricks, Colon, Rodon, Liriano, Shoemaker, Fiers (for the 2 starts this week), Joe Ross, Salazar, Glasnow, Taillon
    RP: Rodney, Krod, Mcgee, Britton
    DL: Tyson Ross

    Would you believe I’m in 6th place out of 12 (only 7.5 out of 1st and 4 games behind 2nd). I’ve been extremely unlucky on four Sunday Night Baseballs where I lost the matchup due to that game. Hoping things turn around soon. Thanks as always.

    #1

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      Also, Fiers or Danny Duffy? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Josh-NYC:
      A. Bregman
      B. Trayce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: A) I don’t, but would ask Ralph B) Trayce

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yes but only because Bregman will be SS eligible. Both can hit.

  68. Polancodonk says:
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    Rank Lackey, Samardjgfkjha, Tanaka, Steven Wright ROS? Thanks!

  69. Rice says:
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    I traded Harvey and held on to Archer… Oy Vey!

    Choose two of the below 2 start pitchers this week please…

    Archer @ Ari / vs. Hou
    Shoemaker @ Yankees / vs. Cle
    Fulmer vs. Tor / @ Yankees

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: Oy…. Archer, Shoemaker

  70. Stevie says:
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    Great writeup as always! 2 questions,
    1. Thinking of taking a flyer on Profar, would you drop escobar, castro or diaz?
    2. RP 2, please pick between Casilla, Allen, Colome, or K-Rod?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stevie: 1. Yunel 2. Allen, Casilla

  71. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Is Smyly even worth owning at this point?

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Grey: but you play in leagues where 3 SP are optimally owned SP.

  72. Zeus says:
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    As a Kluber owner I’m happy the rains came. I can’t telll you how many times im checking the box scores and he’s cruising then gives up 3-4 runs in the 7th or 8th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: That’s true

  73. Dirty it's says:
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    Picking up Pineda vs angels tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Ha, I forgot about that… So true, a modern Picasso…

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: The best part is I think he’s 100% serious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I feel like I remember Tatis had never seen or heard of this, it was a prank by someone

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: I choose not to believe that. He’s better as Fernando Tatis “former MLB player and MS Paint artist”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good point, let’s choose not to believe together… When Fernando Tatis Jr Jr gets a Wiki page, it should list his father as former ballplayer and MS Paint artist

  74. Pootang says:
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    Gattis has 8 games at catcher, needs 10 in espn leagues. Any guest inaction on when that’ll be? Within the next week I hope!?

    Also, been offered following deals:

    $35 Chris archer for $12 ozuna and $10 tanner roark

    $24 j-upt and $11 carrasco for $12 ozuna and $10 tanner roark.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pootang: Next week seems…. Roark… Carrasco

  75. a bag of sand says:
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    For h2h pts, please rank these starts as well as ROS, thanks:
    Liriano vs NYM 12.4
    T Walker vs CLE 11.0
    Bradley vs TB 2.0
    E Rod @ MIN -0.6

  76. Warren says:
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    Weekly lineup lock question:

    Just Dong with 6 games or Mookie with 5 games this week? Hiitertron has JD a little higher, but Mookie is scorching hot!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Warren: You have to choose between those two? That’s a stacked outfield!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Warren: You have anybody else u can bench over those 2?

      • Warren says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        That’s the most obvious choice; don’t think I sit Harper (6 games) or Polanco (7 games) and I have Correa (7 games) at Utility. It’s a keeper that I have drafted really well in because of Razz. Offense is stacked, leading every category! Pitching is a bit wonky but thats fine.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Warren: If you’re leading every category, what are you worried about?! I’d stick with Betts.

  77. Jeebers says:
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    I just want to publicly apologize to Corey Seager and Carlos Gomez for doubting them earlier this season. I was impatient, and…what’s that? Oh, God.

    I just want to apologize to Corey Seager for doubting him earlier this season. I was impatient, and talent wins out.

  78. GonzoChicago says:
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    Good morning Grey. Thorough and entertaining as always. I need some lineup help 6×6 with OBP not AVG and XBH as the final cat.

    Who do I start this week from these slumping, but potentially waking up bats, regardless of position (I have to start one):

    Conforto (7 games on the road @PIT & @MIL – faces 2 lefties so will likely start 5 games max)
    Dozier (6 games home vs. MIA & BOS he had terrible splits @ home, but played decent last week)
    JHey (6 games on road @ PHI & @ATL)

    Thanks in advance!

  79. Dick Pole says:
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    Should I cut bait on Pujols? For the likes of LoMo, Madams or another suggestion?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dick Pole: Albert has 12 homers and 39 RBI, in early June. he should wind up with 30+ and 90 to 100 plus…I think I would hold..

    • knucks says:
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      @Dick Pole: Its a hold for sure. Grey said to draft him and he’s doing what we expected him to do. Not gonna be a drop for one of these tato’s.

  80. Derrick says:
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    I need a SP and a better closer badly. I have Polanco, Upton, Mazara, JD Martinez and Blackmon in the OF.

    Would you move Blackmon and Jepsen for Jensen and Salazar?

  81. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Nats just demoted Turner, no worries, Zimmerman will be hurt in no time..

  82. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I think every middle reliever I own, in every league, gave up multiple runs this weekend. And zero to any of my hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: My favorite is when I picked up Felipe Rivero for the Saturday game and he just gave up runs for the first time in like 3 weeks

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I owned Tony Watson in a ratio holds league. The Mofo lost me 3 cats by himself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Me too. And it was Kelly who gave up the homer after the rain delay.
        I guess the Yankees weren’t watching .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  83. danny says:
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    10 team, 6×6 obp

    for util spot

    Valencia, Rendon, Franco, JUp, Holliday

    Who’s the one that gets left on the WW?

    Thanks,

  84. Weird Al Yankee says:
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    Can Ian Desmond keep this up? He’s. A top XX OF the rest of the year?

  85. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    I love it when your team all of a sudden is painted red w/ DTD (looking at you Albert and Stephen!). At least I’m not staring at Odor’s SUSP anymore?? Meh, gotta look at the positives!

    So my pitching has nosedived in my 12T H2H and now Strassy is maybe hurt, thoughts on flipping Devon Travis/Smyly/Liriano for Carrasco?

  86. ashtray says:
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    Mornin Grey,

    Couple questions:

    12 team h2h includes OBP/K & QS/L

    1) Grandal or Vogt?

    2) Drop Jepsen for Giles or Feliz? I already have Harris.

    3) Semien or Profar ROS?

    4) Pick 2 out of Liriano, Walker, Hellickson, Straily or Andriese?

    Thank!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: 1) Yasmani 2) Giles 3) Semien 4) Walker, Liriano

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ashtray: I agree with Grey on all except #3. I would go Profar there..

  87. Dan says:
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    Would you drop Schoop for Profar in a 10 team weekly points league?

  88. ashtray says:
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    Jhonny Peralta worth an add in 12 team league? Over Semien?

  89. Big league choo says:
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    12 team keeper ops league

    Abreu/matz for goldy

  90. jacks says:
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    Hi Grey! In a 4X4 this coming week would you play

    a) Jeanmar Gomez (6 games, CHI and WAS) or Will Harris (7 games, TEX and TB)
    b) Javy Baez (6 games, PHI and ATL) or Carlos Gomez (7 games @TEX and @TB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jacks: Gomez….Gomez

  91. Nightpandas says:
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    Would you move Blackmon for Darvish in a keeper ? Trayce would become my full time Center fielder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: It’s fair, I would if I needed SP…Blackmon’s not very young

  92. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey! Hope you had a good weekend.

    12 team H2H redraft. Pitching is scarce on the waiver wire.

    Drop Smyly for Archie Bradley, Danny Duffy, Matt Andriese, or Nathan Karns? Hold and hope Smyly figures it out?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Bostero111: I’d vote for Duffy – he’s been getting just a little bit better every start

  93. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team league, I’m loaded with hitting so I’m shopping Castellanos. He’s been awesome, but his BABIP and HR/FB seem a bit unsustainable to me. Would you move him for Velasquez, who’s had his own troubles recently?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d want a better SP

  94. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    Was that a Kurt Vonnegut reference you mixed into Ace Straily’s post? How would the great Kilgore Trout respond to the age-old dilemma of Ben Revere vs Denard Span? Why did the Dodgers start Urias against the Cubs instead of the Braves? How is Wily Peralta still a major league starter?

    Busy, busy, busy.

  95. Jon Snow says:
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    Hey Grey, love your blog dude. Could you pick two ROS? A. Diaz, Profar, Nunez, Herrera, L. Martin

  96. Dr Hocker says:
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    I have a tendency to make emotional trades wher ei think the player is a jerk wad–traded Harvey ladt year–Puig this year…i’m in a keeper league and traded Harper for Darvish, Ozuna and Schwarber —did I spread my legs too easily?

  97. Wywyz says:
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    Hey Grey

    I’ve got a roster crunch with Domingo and Hundley off the DL. The bottom of my team is Dickenson, Castro, AJ Reed, Schoop, Taillon, Glasnow. My instinct is to drop Dickenson and Castro to bring back Domingo and Hundley.
    Additionally, Trea turner wa just dropped and I think I should put a waiver in and drop Glasnow.
    Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: Turner’s back in the minors…Can lose Dickerson, Castro

  98. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey,

    Who you like this week at Catcher?

    Hundley
    [email protected]
    Norris
    ATL – @ Col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @SwaggerJackers: Is your caulk inferior?

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I bet they have beautiful caulk.

  99. Schoolboy P says:
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    Trade my Longoria for Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. knucks says:
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    So intrigued by the Cashner blurb. I hope it worked out for Mr. McPhee and his sloths.

    Would love to see some odds on Cashner giving up 3 ER in his next start (@Coors).

    Have you watched any of Maria Bamford’s Neflix show? She is so brilliantly crazy, i love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Cashner pitches less than 4 IP and gives up unearned runs, there’s a 60% chance he gives up only 3 runes…60%! I haven’t seen it, never heard of it

  101. Dr Hocker says:
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    dugout scuffle tag team between carlos Zambrano and Arenado vs Sean Rodriguez and Daryl Stawberry–which side?

    Harper can bite me–he’ll run into a wall any day now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always Big Z

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Grey: ding ding ding–he could 1 vs 3 and handle all of them. He has muscles in his dung and i don’t mean luol (to paraphrase Mrs Doubtfire–“don’t forget the cocktails sauce—crabs dear–and i don’t mean dungenness”)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  102. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, any reason to hold onto Brett Lawrie in a 5×5 12-team mixer? Thinking about dropping him for Shoemaker or Javy Baez. What do you think?

    Also, please rank these hot schmotatoes:

    Fatt Adams
    Valbuena
    Krush Davis

    Are you keeping all of those guys over awful Brett Lawrie? Are you dropping Jean Segura? Justin Upton? Ellsbury? Liriano? Shit my team needs a lot of help……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop him…. Davis, Adams…Yes, over Lawrie….I’m not dropping those bats, can drop Liriano

  103. Wilsonian says:
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    I have Turner in my lineup, and he was sent back down. Also have Jameson in my N/A. Only have room for one Minor Leaguer, who is the drop?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  104. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Which 2 for saves this week?

    Dyson: HOU4, @SEA3
    Harris: @TEX4, @TB3
    Casilla: BOS2, LAD3

    Also, feel comfortable starting Fulmer v TOR and @NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson, Casilla….Wouldn’t say comfortable

  105. jacks says:
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    Contending in a 4X4 10 team keeper league. Have Rodon at $2. Do I trade him now for a taxi Hammel or wait to get more value in return (a good month and his price rockets)? My pitching staff is Kershaw, Sale, Hamels, Hendricks, Shark, Gio G. I’m playing 4 closers, so I’d be starting him over Shark in coming week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hammel

  106. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    No jokes! My new new boss is a dopple-ganger from this planet Earth for Tracy Morgan. Same, weight, height, girth around the stomach. I swear, exactly! I’m going to ask Tracy to come out to Farchana, USA for my boss’ farewell party in two years’ time! It would be a real shocker!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should get him on the podcast!

  107. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Oh man, just noticed Tropeano is on the DL. When did that happen? Swear I was going to start him sometime soon. Fiers and Pineda are going to miss him on the bench.

    Typing these names made me realize why I’m holding down 10th place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…I picked up Tropeano to stream him on Saturday and had same reaction, “Did I cause him to get injured when I picked him up?”

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: So it’s your fault that Krispie Young is now on my team. And yeah, I went from from SP to OF…too many bench spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, wait until my Xavier Cedeno gives up a homer to Chris Ownings tonight, you’re gonna want him too!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Only have 2 moves per week, already used them for my busted ass team. And I’m still left with Derek Norris on my team for another week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oy/oofa… Oyfa

  108. peacecoast says:
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    Taillon prob coming up this week, have you cooled on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @peacecoast:
      Maybe next week : 6/14

  109. toneDEAF! says:
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    In a 12-team h2h, are we holding Castellanos for UTIL. Is he still schmo-status or is he a guy to keep around?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  110. peacecoast says:
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    Rodon and Velasquez limited to streaming only until further notice? surely not droppable in a 12T mixed? guys like gray, bradley on the wire. had such high hopes for both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  111. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you swap John Carlo for Marte?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what if it was a keeper? I have one year left with JohnCarlo and I’d have two years with Marte. Do eet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, Marte

  112. Tio says:
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    What side:

    Bautista, Scherzer, Cueto for Cole, Darvish, Polanco, Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  113. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    wanted your thoughts on a deal I made this morning.

    I gave up MAchado, Degrom,Marte and CUeto for Thor, Greinke Miggy and McCutchen. I have Trout,Cain COnforto, Zobrist and now Cutch. Plus I still have Donaldson and Correa at SS and 3B. And my pitching is: Max, BUm, now Thor and ZG along with Verlander, Hill. Shoemaker, Velasquez, FUllmer and Quintana.

    Did I win the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        The league vetoed the deal. So that deal is dead. My question is who do I need to give up in order to get thor, Greinke miggy and Cutch?

        This is my team. He wants a SS in the deal

        C: Posey (Also at 1B)
        1B: Pujols, Papi, Votto
        2B: Altuve, Zobrist (Also at OF)
        3B: Donaldson, Machado (Also at SS)
        SS: Correa,
        OF: Cain, Conforte, Cespedes, Duvall, Trout, Marte,
        SP: Max, Bum, deGrom, Cueto, Fullmer, Verlander, Shoemaker, Quintana, Hill, Velasquez,
        RP: Davis, Madson, Familia, Dyson, Siegrist,
        DL: Boxberger, Holland
        Minor Leaguers: Glasnow, Snell,

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Figures you would use a Willy Wonka clip. Again the deal is dead. I’m trying to figure out how to acquire Thor, Miggy, Cutch and Greinke. with my team. I think my pitching goes downhill after Cueto Max and Bum. Any advice is appreciated.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: You should buy the league dinner they did you a major favor.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          Offer Correa for Thor it’s more than fair. You do not need the rest.

        • Cram It says:
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          @<a href="#[email protected]Scott Kimmel: My advice, for the umpteenth time, is stop trying to make a multiplayer deal involving bluechippers. If you need pitching, just trade for a pitcher. You’re making things way too complicated. No one can tell you which 8 players is going to get you those 4 players.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Cram It: This guy is the George Steinbrenner of fantasy baseball.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Toe Knee Arm Ass: It’s pretty fascinating. It’s like watching a train wreck gif on loop.

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: so let’s get this one right, the FIRST time you didn’t show up here to have somebody give you a pull back from the ledge first (which is much better than asking about a bad deal after the fact) the LEAGUE itself saved you from it?! lucky lucky twit.

  114. Abe Froman says:
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    Who to batty call for the week?

    Alvarez ($12.8) — KC3, @TOR4
    Morrison ($3.9) –@ARI3, HOU3
    Jaso ($23.5) — NYM3, @COL1, STL3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaso

  115. Jim says:
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    I have David Peralta coming back this week.
    Who do I drop? Trayce, Hyun soo Kim or maybin?
    Or maybe drop Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kim

  116. Cubbie Blue says:
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    I haven’t heard to much about this grossman from minn. Is he up for a short while, the long haul, and do you think he is worth a stash and keep. I’d assume you would say yes if I had the space. My OF now in a 12 team h2h mixed weekly points league is polanco, ODB, fowler, valencia ( backing up longo ) and khris davis. I just lost pence. Just curious your thoughts on him and if I need to cyclops him ? thanks for your advice Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no room, he’s just a hot bat that’s usually garbage

  117. Shitwolf says:
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    Who would you roll with for weekly h2h 5cat

    2 pick openings for 3 pitchers

    steven wright @twins,

    2 start Showmaker @NY, Clev

    2 start Fulmer Tor, @NY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Wright

  118. letsssssgo says:
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    are you rolling fullmer at home vs toronto today? something about this start feels very unsettling.

    i’m in a h2h root league we get 10 starts/week. I can always stream other pitchers later in the week but i’m playing the worst team in the league this week and want to make sure I win and by a decent margin (8-4 victory or greater) since we roll the categories over. sorry if this doesn’t make sense.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in your league

  119. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

    Would you take Kluber straight up for Posey? I’m assuming yes? What about Archer for Posey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah….Either, Kluber first

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay yeah I’m aiming high for Posey but I think the best I can get right now for him is Joe Ross straight up? Should I take that and then pickup Gattis? My staff looks like this:

        (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
        (3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances
        Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Walker, Shoemaker)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No that’s not good

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Yikes okay thanks! Yeah there’s a team who wanted Posey and has Cole, Kluber, Archer, Nola, and J. Ross. He also has C. Davis so I was trying to pry him away too for some combo of Abreu and one of my pitchers.

            I know the other day you said you’d take Davis and Nola or Ross for Abreu and Matz so I’m thinking of countering with Posey, Abreu and Matz for his Davis + any of Kluber? Archer? Nola?

            I’d just rather cash in on Posey now since Gattis is going to be available soon. Only other team I could try dealing him too has guys like Greinke, Darvish, Cueto, Samardzija, Roark, Verlander… any of them you’d take for Posey straight up? or even Posey and Matz? Appreciate the help!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, that feels like you’re really paying

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Damn okay maybe I’ll hold off with that team for now… what about Posey for any of those other pitchers I listed? Who is worth targeting in return for Posey straight up for out of: Greinke, Darvish, Cueto, Samardzija, Roark, Verlander?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not the last three

  120. Cubbie Blue says:
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    BTW thoughts on this move I just made… In a 12 team h2h mixed weekly points league I traded Tomlin and gausman for fowler. My OF now is Fowler, polanco, ODB, with valencia and Khris davis can fill in at utility. ? I hope it wasn’t a homer move being a cubs fan !!

    • Cubbie Blue says:
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      @Cubbie Blue: Fowler has been in a slump this last month. I hope i’m buying low and he will climb out of this. I just really wanted a leadoff guy on the offense. Seemed like the smart thing to do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve taken Fowler, it’s fair

  121. Pootang says:
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    Ozuna, roark, jose Ramirez for drew Pomeranz, Yasiel puig, Jean segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, it’s fair

  122. Travis says:
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    Better d.l stash, S Miller or Perkins? 12 team h2h

    Only closers right now Rosenthal & Rodney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins

  123. Travis says:
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    Also your thoughts on the Giles/Harris situation

  124. primetime says:
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    Grey, I want Arenado and Lindor. 10 team keeper league. The teams who own them suck every year,.

    The guy who has Arenado, was going to offer Story & Hamels.

    Guy who has Lindor, was going offer Mazara & Bradley

    Thoughts?

    My current team
    Joseph
    Rizzo
    Seagura
    Longoria
    Story
    Polanco
    Ellsbury
    Cespedeces
    Marte

    Dozier
    Lamb
    Upton J
    Mazara
    Bradley
    Buxton

    Hamels
    Salazar
    Hammel
    Samarzija
    Chapman
    Osuna

    Smyly
    Taillon
    Shoemaker
    DL Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trades are easily in your favor

  125. Basement Artie says:
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    Now that Hunter Pence spends as much time in the trainer’s room as on the field, isn’t it time for Rod Stewart to remake ‘The Bird’s Strut is the Weakest?” Or Sheryl Crow, or whoever is still borrowing Cat Stevens’ songs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  126. Alex Reyes
    Aj Reed
    Treatment Turner

    Who riding in your NA SPOT. Need power and pitching
    Looks like Turner defensive liability is going to keep on down in the minors reed is heating up. Your thoughts grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

    • knucks says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood:I agree with grey on Reed as the choice for you, just wanted to expand on the mention of Reed heating up.

      In the past 2 weeks, he’s batting .260 in 50 ABs…. 1 HR and 5 RBIs since returning from the minors DL on 22MAY.

      Just so no one else has to go look into it at all.

      • @knucks: lol Knucks. This is why I appreciate yall so much. For me it is more entertaining to ask the experts opposed to researching my self. You all have my blessing peace be with ya homie. I no that isn’t heating up but it is hot compared to the bloody Mendoza. I think he had one good game lol

  127. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – which sides do you like in the following keeper league trades?

    1. AJ Reed ($5) for Jeffress ($1) and/or Jeffress and Arodys ($3).

    2. AJ Reed ($5) for Orlando Arcia ($1)

    3. AJ Reed ($5) for Pujols ($25)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed… Reed… Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Obviously Pujols for this year

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Right re: Pujols. I’m a new owner in a 12 team keeper league that’s been around a while. My keepers look good but my pitching staff was decimated by injuries, so I’m looking to finish middle of the pack + setup for next year. Pujols is my UTL (rizz and belt are 1b/ci) so I could see moving him for Reed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then yeah Reed

  128. Colon Bartolow says:
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    Have a killer offense and in real need of pitching/ratio help in a standard 5×5, 5 OF weekly league where you have to start 6 SP each week and I’m currently choosing between Carrasco, Rodon, Smyly, Hammels, Kennedy, Shoemaker, McCullers, and Gausman.

    Give Betts & Gausman for Polanco & Lester (their offer)
    Give Ortiz & Gausman for Parra & Lester
    or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Parra/Lester

  129. Scott says:
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    In one league, I’m rolling with le Boeuf as Catcher, and Gattis as UTIL. Just checking that it is safe to drop Welington when Gattis gets C eligible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. JP says:
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    HXH keeper league, my team is pretty much out of the race this year, would do this trade?

    Send Miggy ($50) and A. Russell ($8)

    for

    Story ($1) Hosmer ($15) and Dee Gordon ($1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Scott says:
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    Dae Ho Lee or Napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  132. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Who comes up first and who’s the better stash, Snell or Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  133. Kazmir says:
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    Thoughts on Harper going forward after getting hit in the knee? How many more HR do you think he hits post-ASB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20

  134. Teddy Heater says:
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    Just wanted to make sure we were on the same page with the Whirl-Enator is case anyone asks.

    Nolan Arenado, 3B: $4,500 – The winds have been kicking up here in So-Cal and he likes Dodger Stadium. I got Grey to spring for a Whirl-Enator that measured up to the second stadium wind speeds to correlate with Stream-O-Nator and Hitter-Tron, but DFS-Bot got all Alpha Robot and needless to say we won’t be rolling out the Whirl-Enator anytime soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whirl-enator is that amusement park ride that spins and thrusts you against the wall

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: That’s the Gravitron. How cool was it when you could finally turn upside down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I always puke, without fail, you see the thing knucks posted?

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I did. He posted the link on my DK article. I loved it, Kelly’s coming home for lunch shortly and she’ll get a kick out of it. Thanks for the heads up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No worries, figured you’d enjoy

  135. pitching question says:
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    in a 12 team h2h weekly points league would you start a 2 start carrasco vs sea. laa, both away games or a 1 start estrada at home vs balt.. estrada has been pretty hot and obviously carrasco is trying to get his feet wet after getting back a few days ago. just not sure if that extra start is worth the risk ? thats for the help !! grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  136. Shitwolf says:
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    I own posey and picked up gattis to trade….

    Can do quintana and gattis for greinke… can I do better or is that too legit to quit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, think you should do better

  137. Jon says:
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    Which (if any) of these SPs would you deal Bogaerts for in a keep-18 league? (I’d be giving XB)

    Strasburg, Arrieta, Darvish, Matz, Lester, Velasquez

    If none, I could try dealing Desmond instead. Would you move him for any/all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deal Desmond

  138. Scott says:
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    Russell Martin or the Beef?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  139. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The league vetoed the deal. So that deal is dead. My question is who do I need to give up in order to get thor, Greinke miggy and Cutch?

    This is my team. He wants a SS in the deal

    C: Posey (Also at 1B)
    1B: Pujols, Papi, Votto
    2B: Altuve, Zobrist (Also at OF)
    3B: Donaldson, Machado (Also at SS)
    SS: Correa,
    OF: Cain, Conforte, Cespedes, Duvall, Trout, Marte,
    SP: Max, Bum, deGrom, Cueto, Fullmer, Verlander, Shoemaker, Quintana, Hill, Velasquez,
    RP: Davis, Madson, Familia, Dyson, Siegrist,
    DL: Boxberger, Holland
    Minor Leaguers: Glasnow, Snell,

  140. SON OF MARLINS MAN says:
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    Cut Castellanos for Eugeno Suarez or Lamb? Couldn’t help but notice he’s been on downward slide

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  141. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. I thought it was interesting that Arrieta noted in his postgame interview that the D’backs had an unusually high babip in that start. He must be hanging around the analytics department.

    2. Speaking of babip, I watched Roark’s start yesterday. Unbelievable. 4 jam shots, 1 sharp ground ball, a walk, and a rope double off the bat of quad-A player Ivan DeJesus Jr. all in the second inning. .583 babip on the day. Bad luck.

    3. Pulled a strange move yesterday: I had too many closers in a holds league. I’m in a dogfight for holds, but didn’t want any of the teams that figure to be fighting me for the title to get a hold of one if I dropped one.
    So to clear room for holds, I essentially gave Papelbon to a last place team that could damage my main competition, but not me, in saves. Pap was a K’s drain too, and frankly only the idiocy/loyalty of Dusty keeps him in that job all year.

    4. Tried to make some other trades as well to actually upgrade my squad, but the market is softer than a guy in a Cialis commercial.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting on arrieta… What a dork!

  142. True and Correct says:
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    Please rank Mazara/Duvall/Piscotty/Duvall for R.O.S.. Roto AND Points.
    Thanks.
    You think this is an aberration with Duvall. Always had power. Reminds me of Sano with power and k’s.
    Tracyce has 9 h.r.’s in 47 games this year w/ 4 s.b.’s. Now batting 3d. Does have some marvelous genes. If he plays every day, seems like he could be the truest 5 tool guy of the bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Maz

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Do you like Piscotty and/or Maz over Sano for ROS ? Concerned about small tear in Sano’s hammy, and Piscotty/Maz look like the real deal.
        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer Piscotty and Maz over Sano

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  143. los says:
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    drop Archie Bradley or Rodon for Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  144. Derrick says:
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    So Blackmon for Salazar …which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon, it’s fair

  145. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Had to share:

    Marlins prospect Josh Naylor injured Low-A Greensboro teammate Stone Garrett with a knife last week as part of a practical joke that went wrong.
    Garrett needed three stitches for a cut on his thumb and has been placed on the minor league disabled list. There aren’t many details about the incident. “Naylor has a reputation of being a bit of a prankster, but this one obviously went a little too far,” Marlins president Michael Hill told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Obviously, he’s torn up about it. This is a good friend, his roommate. They came into pro ball together, so they’re good friends.” Naylor was the 12th overall pick in 2015 out of a high school in Ontario, Canada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Some joke!

  146. DancinHomer says:
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    Would you trade Jeanmar Gomez away for Jason Hammel?

    i’d only be left with 2x closers in AJ Ramos & Sam Dyson

    current SP’s:
    Sale, Salazar, Matz, T. Walker. Velasquez, Shoemaker, Rodon, Jon Gray

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Jon A says:
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    So a few weeks ago I asked you if I should keep Ketel Marte or Profar…. so far not looking great, I hope you end up being correct in the end my friend.

  148. Gold Dust says:
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    Would you trade VMart for Hanley? Hanley’s gone cold recently, but Steamer ROS says him and VMart are on par ROS.

    I would stick Hanley in my OF occasionally (Crush, Belt, Heyward), and I’m stashing AJ Reed atm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. Dirty it's says:
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    Streaming rea vs atl or Pineda vs Angels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  150. Matt says:
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    1 Pick a side: J Upton, T Walker for Samardzija, Gardner
    2 Would you give T Walker straight up for Pomeranz, Stroman, or W. Myers? (assume you already have more OF depth than SP depth)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Upton 2. Myers, though not sure why if you have depth

  151. JC says:
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    2nd base ROS: Profar, Jose Ramirez or Castro? I currently own Castro but am thinking its time for a change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really ROS? Then hold…

  152. Dirty it's says:
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    Drop Rodon, gausman, or tajuan for for rich hill who faces the Reds this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon or Gausman, I’d look at matchups

  153. Mob says:
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    When would you start stashing snell?
    Starting manea @brewers?

  154. Mob says:
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    Not seeing a lot of streamers this week going with any of these guys ?
    Manea @brewers, Blair @sd, nicasio vs mets,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  155. Jon says:
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    A couple offers I’m looking at in a long-term keeper (keep 18). Need some pitching, trying to win this year. Pull the trigger on any of these?

    A) Desmond for Kazmir
    B) Hosmer for Cueto
    C) Hosmer+R Osuna for Bumgarner

    A+B or A+C also an option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These aren’t great

  156. Mob says:
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    How you feel about start Rodon vs Washington or gausman @toronto this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Rodon

  157. JoeG414 says:
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    Early Batty Call :
    Smoak @Det vs Fulmer
    or
    Cron @ NY vs Tanaka

    6×6 mixed roto

    P.Alvarez and Naquin facing leftys, might not be in the line up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  158. Mob says:
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    You adding pollock to put on dl??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  159. Speck says:
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    Keeper league – OBP. Currently in first and thinking about this trade with rebuilding team to win now:

    Trade Stroman (1 yr/ $1), Segura (1y/ $1) , Khris Davis (1yr / $5) for Victor Martinez (last contract year – can’t keep) & Cole Hamels (last contract year – can’t keep)?

    I have Turner to fill in for Segura when he comes up and Addison Russell currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  160. The Hungary Hippo says:
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    Just got offered Carrasco for JBJ and Rodon. Thoughts?

    Feel like this a good sell high moment on JBJ. I have Harper, JD Martinez, Justin Upton and Mazara for OF. Upton has been riding pine for the most part, but would have to play him post trade.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  161. moobs says:
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    Krish Davis + Trea for Lorenzo or Piscotty? Fair?

    Better SS ROS– Turner or Nunez? Nunez just a schmotato?

    Better NA stash– Turner or Snell? I’d like to hold both until Snell up. ETA on Snell? If i drop either, they will be eaten alive on our wire. Would prefer to deal one rather than drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez… Snell

  162. AJ says:
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    Nothing on how Trumbo is a sell high with his 103 R/53 HR/127 RBI pace?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @AJ: Obviously you’re an upset trumbo seller

      I sold him for Cain weeks ago and I’m happy with it. Nobody said to trade him for peanuts, sell high means high duh!

      If you did trade him what did you get in return?

      • AJ says:
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        @Bye Felica: I didn’t trade him.

      • AJ says:
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        @AJ: @Bye Felica: I’m just teasing Grey.

  163. Moscowitz says:
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    12 teams, only 32 moves left for ROS

    I own Kendrys and Thompson. Kendrys right now is my only bench bat. Is Buxton worth being added over any of them? Its all about the moves, i have to be careful with them. Buxton would have to be a real upgrade over those guys for a long time otherwise there is no point wasting a move.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kendrys if you need speed

  164. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. in my cbs league, tommy joseph has C eligibility. drop martin for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  165. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Give:
    Abreu
    J-UP
    Will Harris

    Get:
    Just Dong
    Gattis

    Not currently rostering a catcher & thinking about capitalizing on Harris’ now that the closer situation is up for grabs in H-Town (still have Dyson & Colome rostered).

    What say you?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  166. PetFed says:
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    ROS SP:
    Eovaldi
    Jon Gray
    Leake
    Archie Bradley
    Jaime Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  167. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    12 team roto league 6×6 with OPS and holds extra categories. We keep 5.

    Would you trade McCullers, Rodon and Parra for Price and Will Smith? I have Leonys Martin on my DL I could activate to replace Parra.

    Current staff: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Joe Ross, McCullers, Rodon, Taillon, Colome, Dyson, Will Harris, Rondon.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hi there, Grey. Thanks for the write-up. Monday write-ups are the best.

    What type of prospect(s) would you expect to get for Kevin Gausman in a 15-team AL-only dynasty league with deep minor league keepers? What about for Sonny Gray? This is my first time ever dealing with anything more than a 10-team standard mixed league and I can’t figure out what the hell players are worth.

    Thank you, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you getting rid of Gausman?

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        I’m not as of now, but he is one of my most valuable assets and I’m having difficulty assessing value. I may have to rebuild my roster and want to consider all possibilities.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you need, I could see going for a young bat, maybe Maz?

          • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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            Max Kepler?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, you’re overthinking… I’d want someone in the majors

              • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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                Oh, Nomar Mazara. Gotcha. I’m too old for all this hip talk you youngsters are into.

                Thanks, Grey. I appreciate the help as always.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, you thought I said Max Kepler? Ha, nah…Mazara, yeah

                  • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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                    @Grey: old people apparently read “z” as “x” sometimes, you know, end of alphabet and all, it’s so damn long, easy to fall asleep near the end.

  169. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Dynasty league Grichuk owner, is Trayce Thompson a better bet for this year and the future? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better for right now

  170. PetFed says:
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    Trade offered to me:
    Adrian Gonzalez
    Tulo
    Aaron Sanchez

    for

    JD Martinez and Gerrit Cole

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @PetFed: JD

    • Cram It says:
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      @PetFed: JD. Not close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @PetFed: this sounds like something kimmel would ask about, the kind somebody offered him if he was the cole owner.

  171. ryanoger says:
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    SPs- Thor, Yu, Salazar, Matz, Hammel, Shark
    RPs- Casilla, K-Rod, Gomez, Dyson, Neris, and Pedro

    Holds league. Want to pick up CarGo for a bench bat…drop any of the above or hold? Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro?

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: yeah you know Pedro, my cocaine dealer. He lives over on 18th Street.

  172. Cram It says:
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    How’s Scout going? Same mediocrity?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I was a point out of first this weekend, fell to about 5 points out now… Strasburg, Kluber have done their part… Betts hasn’t hurt

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Nice, man. Still in first. Been as much as 10 points, but down to 3 or 4 lately. Guys have been stepping up where other’s have faltered/DL’d/demoted. Certainly not on cruise control though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! If Kluber can manage a 2.50 ERA for about two months, I’d be in great shape

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You?

  173. Bye Felica says:
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    I can’t figure out why I’m in last place now. I thought my team would get better after dropping Greinke,Harvey, Pujlos, Seager, JD Martinez, the first week of May. Where did it all go wrong..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  174. Big league choo says:
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    Someone talk me off the ledge….17 games back of playoffs, just traded votto/jo Fer for bryant/cueto to maximize my roster flexibility.

    10 team h2h 6×6 OBP / QS league

    C McCann
    1b Goldy
    2b Profar
    3b Frazier
    SS Villar
    MI Kang
    CI Pujols
    OF Marte
    OF J.D Martinez
    OF Bryant
    Util Franco
    BN Heyward

    SP Cueto,Darvish, Matz, Maeda, Bradley, Kazmir, Taillon, Smyly
    Rp Jansen, Britton, Rosenthal

    1) Lose heyward for a different 2b to fill in when profar isn’t playing?

    2) Lose heyward for speculative hot prospect aj reed?

    3) Do nothing, continue to put up great numbers and hope you don’t play the team that goes off for the 6th week in a row….Eva longoria seriously?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  175. Cram It says:
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    Keeper forever, not really competing this year: K-Zar or Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  176. J_Ceol says:
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    If I were to trade Khris Davis for Ks in an AL Only league, what level of SP do you think I’d get back? Could I aim for Kluber? Or Should I try and go for like 2 mediocre SPs for him? Think Gaussman and someone?

    Much love you hue of black! ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for Kluber

      • J_Ceol says:
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        @Grey: He wants me to add in Aaron Sanchez.. who I just acquired for near nothing (Ventura and Gregerson).. I feel like I should do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  177. Mob says:
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    Carlos Perez, cervelli, James mccann, grandal, rupp, butera
    Pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  178. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    In a redraft points league you are taking Kluber for Matz right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! I’ve been out of the loop – just got back from Kansas City – pretty cool town. Toured a coffee roaster as part of my conference, found out that a single coffee tree produces only 1lb of coffee beans (they are really seeds) a year. My coffee tree footprint is likely the size of a small forest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, awesome… Glad to hear it was fun… Always wanted to go but lots of places I want to go more

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: If Isle Royale is on your bucket list, you have a spot to crash for the next year or so.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Featherbottom!

  179. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5. I’m first in HRs by a good chunk and need Ks bad.

    I should try to trade Duvall for any top pitcher, like a Stras, Bum, Sale type to some owner desperate for power, right? I would replace Duvall with J-Up and pray he finally gets hot.

    Hope they bite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope they bite

  180. Moscowitz says:
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    The pirates are the 4th best team against lefties and they go against Matz today. Just saying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON doesn’t like it either

    • knucks says:
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      @Moscowitz: Scattered T’storms in Pitt tonight as well, if you’re coming from a DFS perspective.

  181. Dob says:
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    Starting Hahn @brewers or Cody Anderson vs oakalnd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  182. Moscowitz says:
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    Wong optioned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  183. primetime says:
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    Grey, drop castro, heyward, shaw napoli for profar? 5X5 OBP 10 team keeper league

    Castro is awful, but I know by dropping any of the above they will be scooped up. Waivers stinks for 2B, SS and 3B in my league.

    I do own C Seager, Arenado and Kinlser.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine he will be scooped up if Profar is still sitting there

  184. Pat says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Matz, Archer, Fullmer for Odor, Kluber, Wade Davis

    Marte for Piscotty, Franco, Steven Wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor….Piscotty/Franco

  185. Syllogism says:
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    Jon “GAAAAAAAA” Gray.

    I lost my week last night by exactly one Jon Gray. Meh. Dropped him after he got shelled and I mean SHELLE– … nevermind, you know. Went to pick him up again … *poof*. SonOfaDrop!

    a) I was going to stream Robbie Ray tonight but I keep on coming across doom-n-gloom. Pass?
    b) Start(Stream)/Sit – Fulmer v Detroit? Niese v NYM? Archie Bradley? Duffy v Bal?

    Finally gave up on Revere and cut him. 2/5 that very same day. He was waiting.

    Couple of OF Q’s – (12 Team, 7×7 … 5+ OBP, TB)
    c) Ozuna … for real or just on a crazy streak?
    d) Piscotty, Ozuna, LoCain, Odubel, Saunders, Yellich (Pence – frickinsigh)
    – Who would you drop for any/all of …
    – Trayce Thompson, Owings, Matt Joyce, Jon Jay, Pearce, H-Soo Kim, Orlando?

    e) 1B -PFulled the pin on HoPark (I’ve got Piscotty 1/OF and Hosmer) … but I play Piscotty in the OF a lot. Could you rank top-3 rosterable 1B?
    – LoMorrison, Dae Ho Lee, HoPark, Matt Adams, Smoak, Mauer, T Joseph, Valbuena

    Last of the laundry list … :P
    f) I have stashed Arcia, Trea Turner (sigh), Glasnow, Taillon, Reyes … who would you drop for … Bregman and/or AJ Reed?

    Muchly appreciated.

    We are not men, we are DEVON(s)! :P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! A) Sure B) Stream Fulmer is a Tiger, Bradley C) Real D) Saunders for Trayce E) LoMo, Adams F) Turner, Arcia

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: lol … yeah … Fulmer v Jays … /facepalm.

        So passin on Robbie Ray, Niese. Was feeling hinky about Robbie anyway – I’ll wait for a better matchup.

        I’m a big fan of Archie Bradley. Had him last year and he was lights out until he took a line drive off his noggin.

        I like Saunders, but I like doin’ better in FBB more … .I may see if I can trade him in a package with Aaron Sanchez for a solid pitcher that isn’t on an innings count.

        LoMo makes me skeered, but I can be less terrified if he parks a few in the stands for me.

        Lost faith in Turner – or rather … in Washington’s interest in winning this year … *ahem* … in Washington’s “long term development ‘strategy'”?

        Thanks again.

        (Torn between JaysLove and Fulmerneed tonight … how about one inning, five errors and 5 unearned runs? #dreamplan).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Turner was sent down and didn’t play when he was actually in the majors

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, it was sick. 3/3 and a BB I think. Then parked for the rest of his stay.

            Lesson in “how to piss off your top talent”. I’m hoping they bring him up after the ASB … but no holding of breath here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Even if they bring him up, they’re not playing him without an injury

  186. Jon says:
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    Round 2: Long-term keeper (keep 18), need some pitching, trying to win this year. Like either of these?

    A) Hosmer for Bumgarner
    B) Fowler for Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A is okay, B is not going to do anything for you

  187. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team mixed keeper Yahoo league. Here is my roster:
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Anthony Rizzo
    2B – Rougned Odor
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Carlos Correa
    OF – Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Kole Calhoun, Michael Conforto
    BENCH – Jonathan Schoop
    SP – Corey Kluber, Dallas, Keuchel, Jake Odorizzi, Carlos Rodon, Rick Porcello, Jameson Taillon
    RP – Trevor Rosenthal, Jeanmar Gomez, Hector Neris, Will Harris, Ken Giles

    As you can probably guess, my team is struggling at pitching. Would you trade away Machado for Danny Salazar & Evan Longoria? I can’t keep Machado after this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, trade cheaper bat for cheaper SP…

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: The other team also has Carlos Carrasco and Jon Lester. Would you trade away Machado for Longoria and one of these pitchers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  188. Rich says:
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    Taillon or Gausman ROS? Either of them over Taijuana Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Walker still…Taillon over Gausman if he were up, but who knows when he’s finally going to be up

  189. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Starting Fulmer today at home versus the Jays? Surprisingly the Jays have been almost exactly average offensively this year overall, versus RHP, and away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him in most leagues

  190. Travis says:
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    can you rank your top 10 d.l stashes as of today? Why no go on Polluck? Says he coming back, could be a early xmas gift for playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stash him if you like

  191. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    10-team roto w/ QS instead of Wins. Drop Liriano for Shoemaker? is there any chance at all Liriano heats up with the weather or will batters never swing at his out-of-the-zone crap again?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you like, push at this point

  192. Travis says:
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    Parra over grichuk and t thompson? Only can have 1/3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trayce

  193. Polancodonk says:
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    10 team h2h mixed

    I have Frazier, Franco, and Castellanos, so I can afford to move one of them. I need pitching.

    Castellanos too much to give for Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  194. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    We need a term for a frequent commentor who never actually brings anything of substance to the site, but instead repeatedly only seeks trade advice for utterly complex, and big name deals, deals which appear to derive from a 4 team league filled with themselves and 3 Kevins from ESPN.
    I will begin with Iran-Contra. Not sure why, but I know it involved trading arms for hostages.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: The term you are looking for could be called a Kimmel,,,LOL

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: kimmel’s aren’t complex at all, just inane that he’d have to ask them, until you learn he doesn’t actually read anything else in the site at all, except for the answers, and even then, doesn’t understand what “no” or “hold” means half the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Y’all a bunch of Ollie Norths!

  195. Mike says:
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    Trade…which side?

    Degrom, Villar and Robertson

    For

    Chris Sale

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Wow I thought Sale would have been your choice here..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 15 SP, top 10 SS and top 5 RP? Doesn’t sound like a bad get for Sale, obviously Sale’s the best one in trade

  196. griff says:
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    12 team dynasty was offered G. Polanco for Nola. Fair Trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Polanco

  197. Jack says:
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    Sale/Wacha or JoFer/Estrada? Also, Manaea or Urias? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, pretty fair… Urias

  198. Ross says:
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    Need to let go of one bench bat. Who would you cut if position doesn’t matter?

    Joc, Trayce, wil m, or AJ reed

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ross: Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  199. GMoney says:
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    Think I have to drop Fielder for Profar???
    I heard that Prince is going to play first and Moreland is out
    Profar DH ???
    Thoughts/insights????

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @GMoney: Profar is playing 2B tonight.l

      • GMoney says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: So…it seems that they are going to find ways to keep in the lineup?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @GMoney: As long as he is hitting he is gonna be in the lineup..I think they will have a long leash with him…He was a 2 time MLB.com overall #1 ranked prospect…Fielder, Hamilton, Elvis, somebody will be moved..

          • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: hamilton on TEX isn’t relevant to profar or anybody else’s playing time. you might be thinking about 4 years ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Profar

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Damn, I should’ve dropped Kipnis for Profar!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Profar’s been up for ten days, see where he is in 50 days before kicking yourself

      • GMoney says:
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        @Grey: Profar or Moreland? Just need a ROS bat…not feelin Fielder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Profar

  200. Jack says:
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    Realmuto or Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  201. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Archer, Pom or Jon Gray?

    • GMoney says:
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      @Jerry:Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  202. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league
    Should Rodon or Ed Rod be dropped for Archer? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Throw Shoe in the mix…..is Rodon still the drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d look at matchups

  203. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I appreciate everything that you do. Always will be your #1 Fan. So I was offered this trade.. kind of having mixed views about it since I really love Frazier this year.

    My Frazier and Bartolo Colon for his Castellanos or Beltre (I get to choose) and David Price. Do you think David Price turns it around? I could use pitching reinforcements even though I have taillon and glasnow on the way. Here’s my team:

    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Khris Davis, Starlin Marte
    Util: Jupton, Trayce Thompson
    DL: Leonys
    NA: AJ Reed

    SP: Harvey, Salazar, Darvish, Joe Ross, Liriano, Rodon, Hendricks, Colon, Fiers, Shoemaker, Glasnow, Taillon
    RP: McGee, Krod, Britton, Rodney
    DL: Tyson Ross

    Is this trade a no brainer? I was thinking I’d choose Castellanos if I took the trade. Do you think he can continue what he did earlier this year? I know he’s been slumping as of late. Thanks Grey!!

    #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Big bat over big arm so hold

  204. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Justin Upton with a slam and legs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s an early Xmas miracle

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: In the words of Tigers’ announcer Rod Allen, “I see ya J UP.”

  205. Los locos says:
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    Drop shaw, Napoli or sterling Castro for profar?

    Triple tonight dude on fire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  206. Cram It says:
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    Here come J-Hey and J-Up. Double resurrection.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Hell yeah! I own both these ‘tards in my big money league. They owe me a solid month of awesomeness each.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Cram It: i also own both of those in my biggest money league.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: but the rest of my hitters are actually very very good, esp last week with 155 bases with only 12 of them from sunday, with 23 homers (only 3 OF, no CI/MI slots)

  207. Goat tits says:
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    Offer y Ventura for taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  208. blevins says:
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    Drop Joc for Napoli, K. Davis or Beltran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  209. herschel says:
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    K-zar scratched from tomrrows start with shoulder fatigue?? where did this come from??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The devil

  210. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Wow! My weekly H2H league team really knows how to help player out if there funk. For at least a week anyway.

    Add J Upton to the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  211. Knucks says:
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    Oh snappp cats out of the bag.

    I heard about your Shoemaker/Fulmer discussion for the pod from the future.

    Looking forward to it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How did you do that? Were you snooping through my house while we recorded?

  212. Matty says:
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    Are either Duda or Freeman droppable? 12 team 6×6 OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  213. Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    i felt it when upton homered (really it was just that he had enough effort to steal in previous at bat and when i saw the score went up 2 more i knew the 3 guys around him in lineup were up, so not really clairvoyance here, but since he had only 1 homer all year kinda), him AND heyward being useful in the same day! 12 teamer h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added. losses added for pitchers. wow, upton just hit again.

    C hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B walker
    SS villar
    3B frazier
    OF (3) mookie, heyward, hanram
    util (2) ortiz, duvall
    BN upton, segura, turner
    DL leonys, swihart (likely don’t need him when he comes back, holt will probably be back by then, but catchers get hurt all the time, and have DL room for now)
    SP carrasco/salazar/duffy/smyly/shoemaker/chen/wisler/nola/walker/gausman/porcello
    RP dyson/casilla/allen/osuna
    NA reyes
    with the utter travesty that is the WAS management with turner (3/4 and a BB and can’t get a 2nd day of at bats eh, that espinosa D better really be as good as alien simmons over there) am i better off holding turner in active slot or dropping him and holding alex reyes? my pitching hasn’t been that good for a while.

    2. also, with that lineup trade n.walker for shark? an owner was looking for a power hitting MI. other things from that opp’s roster that are worth trading for would be k.davis/cargo 1/harper/cespedes but i doubt he moves me most of those for n.walker

  214. Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    josh naylor already has a sweet nickname for when he’s up hitting homers in a few years, “knife prankster”, or “power knifeist” or “stab stab homer” or “naylor, i barely cut her” or “cut her, i just wanted to naylor”

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Knucks: big power fish a cut above the rest

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  215. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Nisacio’s start skipped due to rainout. Lineups locked. Start lost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be for the best

  216. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    NL only where i have howard and t.joseph, but few MI (when mercer misses time or has off day i don’t have a backup MI), paredes over howard?

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: whole roster (10 team NL only with no ratio stats). 2 keeper with no costs.
      C hundley
      1B au rizz (keeper)
      2B rendon (used to be keeper years ago, still have him every year somehow)
      SS villan
      3B murphy
      CI fatt adams
      MI mercer
      OF (4) marte/heyward/parra/jaso (also CI)
      Util (2) joseph/span
      BN grichuk/heyward/arcia

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: marte other keeper of course, could’ve went with arrieta but didn’t. was able to draft lester as ace anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: howard is one of the BN bats, not heyward twice, although that would be a neat glitch.

  217. Knucks says:
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    should see Baez getting some steadier PT if Soler is out for a bit

    • Knucks says:
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      @Knucks: check that, soler and fowler… Yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should

  218. William Hung says:
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    Who knew that Duffy, Shoemaker, and Fulmer would be outplaying guys like Archer, Harvey (though he’s turning things around), and Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t pay for SPs

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Archer just done got pitch-slapped

        Chances he makes it out of the 4th inning?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s so frustrating

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I mean seriously – you strike out 2 guys ahead of the pitcher then give up a single to him???? If he ever pitched against Thor or MadBum, they’d go like 9-10 with 8 HRs and a triple… in fact, if MadBum does take part in the HR Derby, I hope he calls up Archer

  219. peacecoast says:
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    I feel bad for shoemaker
    his line looks way worse than it should

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  220. Pootang says:
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    Shoulder injury for Salazar… Sell now while we still have the jump on time or wait to hear the severity?

    What kind of outfielder you think I could wheel him for

    ThanksZ
    Rip Salazar

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Pootang: shit I just traded for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re gonna sell him now?

      • Pootang says:
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        @Grey: look what happend with rasiel. Granted he has a hx of shoulder issues but you’re not concerned?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course I am

    • William Hung says:
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      @Pootang: I’d wait for more details before selling him off – this could bite you in the ass hard

      • Pootang says:
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        @William Hung: not if I get fair market value for him and he ends up being skipped/shutdown or done for the year

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Pootang: pootang stop acting like you actualy have a pootang. man up son!

  221. Steve says:
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    I’m in a 10 team keeper points league and I have been offered Carrasco and Herrera for my Chris Davis and Vince Velazquez. At pitcher I currently have Bumgarner, Salazar, Harvey, Matz, Guerra, and Ross and in the outfield/first I have Rizzo, Marte, Polanco and Cain. I have four keeper slots currently occupied by Bumgarner (7), Rizzo (11), Polanco (3), and Marte (1) with Carrasco being a 3rd rounder and Herrera a 20th. Should I pull the trigger or hold off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: not concerned about Salazar getting skipped with elbow fatigue?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, of course I am

  222. Jim says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Billy Burns for Alex Reyes in a 12 team H2H redraft?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, apples/oranges

  223. Jon says:
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    Long-term keeper (keep 18), need some pitching, trying to win this year.

    Trade Donaldson for Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  224. Steve says:
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    For the record, Trout dogged a catchable flyball to center which would’ve ended the 8th inning, instead it dropped, Shoemaker was pulled and Alvarez gave up a 3-run jack to Beltran. Shoemaker’s line should’ve been 8IP 2ER rather than 7.2IP, 4ER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw ‘highlights’

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Steve: even worse shoemaker struck beltran out last at-bat

  225. William Hung says:
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    there needs to be a term for what Archer is going through right now – because not only is he just generally sucking, but I’ve watched his starts and I can’t recall any batter all year where he was able to just throw 3 straight strikes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s struggling with mechanics, I think, it’s effin nightmare

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: i didn’t know he went to the school of Oliver Perez and Victor Zambrano… where’s Rick Petersen? He’ll fix him in 5 minutes

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: sounds like grey has archer on more than 1 team!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: what’s also ridiculous is that 90% of his outs are K’s so his BABIP is a bit high and his XFIP is pretty decent – everything that screams buy low but I’m trying to package him and Mazara for Harvey and S. Perez…

        I feel like a chump buying into Archer and Cole this year…

  226. BIg Wave Dave says:
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    6 category OBP and Slugging league, who would you rather have out of the three? Matt Adams, Byron Buxton, and Tommy Joseph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joseph

  227. GoodWood says:
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    Great column Grey!

    10man ESPN H2H 6×6 (OPS & QS)

    Currenr pitchers: JoFer, Salazar, Carrasco, Joe Ross, Rich Hill, McCullers, Velasquez, I Kennedy, Carlos Rodon, Hector Rondon, Sam Dyson

    Descalfani, Shields, Bradley, McHugh, Guerra, Taillon, J Gray, Jeffress and Vizcaino are all available..any of these guys worth adding over my current staff?

    Lastly, I have under performing Hamilton and Dickerson slotted in my UTIL and BN spot…DPeralta, Profar and Trayce Thompson are all available..

    Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks

    Would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Bradley….Rodon, Velasquez…. Profar

    • Wildfire says:
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      @GoodWood:

      Martin, Miggy, Odor, Desmond, Donaldson, Dan Murphy, Valencia, Betts, Marte, Polanco, Braun, Ellsbury current offensr

  228. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Paxton hittin 99 and a Hundo on the gun. What is this sorcery?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @William Hung: Still inefficient as all get out.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: what’d you expect? he was sent down at the start of the season for a reason

  229. Tank1 says:
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    Which side do you prefer: Goldschmidt, Stroman and Franco or Cabrera, Cole and Frazier? Thanks

  230. William Hung says:
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    Goldy side

  231. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Let’s walk this off Rangers. Get Dyson a W.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: ROOOOGY! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  232. GC says:
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    Is there any hope for Yordano Ventura?? ROS and long term?

  233. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Will Smith > Giles? Or one Giles loss doesn’t change the landscape… yet…

  234. Eric says:
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    Which side you do you like… Gattis for Odubel and Realmuto

  235. Pootang says:
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    What’s the take on archers start tonight? I’ve been thinking of buying up shares of him lately.. Trying to cash in on ozuna idk if I’m buying his hype, granted I haven’t been an archer owner either.. You optimistic?

  236. SteveNZ says:
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    Got Domingo that I need to activate from the DL, but then I also have Trace who, like Domingo, is eligible at LF, CF and RF. Who you like best looking forward?

  237. John says:
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    J Up hits a dong, steals a bag….and I get a trade offer for Frazier. My team:
    Vogt, Gattis
    Goldy, Franco, Park
    Suarez, Villar, Schoop
    Polanco, Marte, Betts, Khris, Maybin, J Up, Odubel

    I am thinking I have to take this and then deal Park and either Vogt or Gattis. Thoughts?

  238. philip says:
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    What do you think of Boxberger and Dee Gordon? A manager on my league needs to open some slots and I have been DL lucky.
    Would you trade Jake Lamb for Gordon?
    Thanks for taking all of these questions. I spend a lot of my day searching them for tips.

  239. Hal Incandenza says:
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    My Kluber and A. Russell for Kang and Giles in a 10-team 6×6 roto league w/OPS and Holds?

    There are 11 active bats (real baseball positions plus 1 INF, 1 OF, and 1 Util.) 1400 IP limit, I’m projected +60 now but recently had Darvish come off the DL and SPs aren’t super deep with the saves and holds elements.

    My roster would be
    C: Martin
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Rendon
    3B: Franco
    SS: Kang
    INF: Pujols
    LF: Braun
    CF: Gardner
    RF: Stanton
    OF: Springer
    Util: J. Upton
    Bench: E. Nunez, Khris Davis, Span

    SPs: Strasburg, Darvish, Salazar, Matz
    RPs: Cishek, Jeffress, Osuna, Street
    Plus various holds guys: Giles (from the trade in question), Will Smith, Nate Jones, Diekman, Barraclough, Hochevar

    I could drop a holds guy after the trade as I can only get 9 Ps in the lineup if I don’t have a SP going, so that could turn Hochevar into an open spot. I could add Hundley to try to improve at catcher.

    I’ve been rocking Eduardo Nunez at SS to rave results over the past week. Still, it would seem I’m better off with Kang as a long-term SS option. Since it’s a Holds league, that would seems to relieve some of the risk with Giles in Houston.

    I actually made this offer a week ago and it was declined. He’s now coming back with the same package, probably because hopes seemed higher for Giles a week ago. But with Nunez’s emergence I have more pause on if I’d be getting enough for Kluber, for whom I did pay the 33rd pick. I could ask for more or a different player than Giles coming my way.

    Should I ask for Ramos or Ozuna with Kang, or is that asking too much?

    Thanks for any insights. Love the site daily!

  240. Wywyz says:
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    Trade Chris Davis and Jeanmar for Rizzo?

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