Yesterday, Brian Dozier went 3-for-4, 4 RBIs with two homers (11, 12).  Dozier’s quietly had a great June (7 HRs, near-.350), after having a miserable May (2 HRs, .215) and an atrocious April (3 HRs, .191).  Who knows what July holds?  Which sounds like the title for a piece of art done by Daniel Johnston.  Let’s see, Daniel Johnston describing Dozier.  “June is Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  If I ever thought I could be happy, it was from Dozier.  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  Oh!  That rock and roll!  It saves my soul!  Owning Dozier in June, it must’ve been a happy time, Kool Aid flowing like wine, the bubble gum, forever-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever after!  Now I will get on a random bus in Austin and ride to New Mexico.”  Oh, Daniel Johnston, you were taken from us way too soon.  *sees he’s still alive*  Okay, moving on.  So, Dozier has turned his season around and is close to the same pace as his previous season stats (28 HRs, 12 SBs).  Moreover, Dozier has cut his Ks by a lot, so he could hit for a better average this year (.250 vs. .235).  Daniel Johnston might be onto something.  About fun, fun fun not about getting on random buses.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  It had been two months since his last Quality Start, so he was due.  Gibson didn’t need to limp to the mound every half inning and pump his fist.  That was overkill.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 18th steal, hitting .311.  Nunez seems like the type of guy that will disappoint in impressively awful ways next year.  “Yeah, you go ahead and draft your Piscotty, I’m taking Nunez ten rounds later!  Now high five me, mom!”

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4 and two steals (5, 6).  I just randomly grabbed Lawrie last week for a batty call, but he’s hitting near-.400 in that time with three homers and I can’t drop him even if I wanted to, and I do.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  In the last month of starts, his ERA has gone from 1.98 to 3.18.  Feels like he’s inside the house, the Regression Fairies are at the door, Quintana has the lights off and has his hand over his poodle’s mouth so it doesn’t bark.  They know you’re there, doode.

Jon Jay – Hit the DL with a broken forearm.  He broke his forearm on June 19th, and was diagnosed with a broken forearm on June 28th.  Sounds like the Padres’ doctors are as good at their job as the Padres’ players.

Erik Johnson – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA on the Padres at 9.15.  Perhaps he wants to be united with the guy who was traded for him, James Shields, in the Nippon Baseball League.

Melvin Upton Jr. – 1-for-4 and a slam (12) and legs (18).  It’s official (not official), you drafted the wrong Upton.

Wil Myers – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (11), hitting .284.  And you drafted the wrong Myers!  Though, honestly, how did you not know Brett Myers retired?

Adam Jones – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  He is hitting from the leadoff slot.  I mean, hitting well.  But you can move him to somewhere in the order and he might knock in some runs.

Hyun-Soo Kim – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .347.  Like, I don’t know, Showalter, Kim could hit leadoff, just maybe.

Chris Davis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .247.  He hits four homers between now and the ASB and you’re gonna be like, “Why was I disappointed with Chris Davis when he’s leading the league in homers?”  Assuming he is leading the league in homers or you’re fine being wrong.

Alex Cobb – Nearing rehab assignment, which would put him on schedule for an early-August return.  No pitcher has ever had a setback returning from major arm surgery, so I’m sure he’ll be fine.  Damn, I forgot to use my sarcasm font.

Alex Colome – Hit the DL with biceps tendinitis, which is likely the reason he hadn’t appeared in a game in nine days.  Would’ve been super awesome to hear something about that, I don’t know, eight days ago.  In his place, Xavier Cedeno is the odds-on favorite, but, of course, because I’m a saves whore, I grabbed Erasmo, which has about a 110% chance of backfiring.  Actually, I might drop Erasmo before I even finish this blurb.  Gone?  Yet?  Okay, I’ll hold him for a day or two, but he’s got a gimp-sized leash.

Chris Archer – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  You ever ask your current girlfriend about sex with her past boyfriends?  That’s about how excruciating it is watching Archer.  Loses the strike zone, leaves meat middle in, reliever comes in and gives up a run, gets a fly ball that can help get him out of a jam and Oswaldo looks like he’s trying to find said fly ball in a sea of similarly striped balls.  I mean, every conceivable way you can Mr. Bungle a game.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week, and has four homers in the last eleven games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Travis Shaw – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He was the benefactor of the aforementioned meat middle in — that’s what I thought I heard her say! — and he needed it too, because he was in such a rut.  I was about to start calling him Trhertz Shaw, though the Trh sound trips me up a little.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start like it enjoys long walks on a beach, but is pretty meh on his next start.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  For those of youse not hip to streaming SAGNOF, Rays’ catcher, Hank Conger, can’t reach 2nd base with a two man relay.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .253.  Yet, he continues to appear in multiple comments about dropping him.  Yeah, no idea.

Kendall Graveman – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.84.  I don’t know how this is not the case, if it’s not the case, but Graveman’s nickname should be The Undertaker.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-6 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Reddick reminds me of a college trip to Cancun.”

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and a homer short of the cycle.  So, he had two wheels, frame, handlebars and no seat.  Hey, it’s okay if you’re standing.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  That’s one thing his compadre in alikeness does not share with him, Denard Dawg out homers Revere.

Santiago Casilla – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Yesterday, Cory Gearrin (his setup man) gave up three runs and recorded no outs, and Ryan Madson gave up three runs of his own.  Axford also gave up three runs.  The only reliever who hasn’t given up three runs, Fernando Effin’ Rodney!  That’s all season!

Joe Panik – Exhibiting concussion-like symptoms.  The doctor said he yelled to Panik and Joe freaked out.

Tim Lincecum – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.75.  If you climb to the top of his ERA, you can almost see Russia.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Car-Cor!  Hmm, that needs work.  Carl-Corr!  Nah.  …los…rea!  Just nope.

Carlos Beltran – Left with a tight hamstring, after pulling up lame heading into 2nd base.  I saw that and immediately added Aaron Judge.  Maybe that was just my monchichi doll that I have wearing a jersey that says, “Prospector Ralph,” whispering in my ear, but Judge has been absolutely killing the ball recently, and I’m stashing him now.  Though, I will likely drop Judge again by tomorrow.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Could it be that the whole time I keep saying Cruz hasn’t even gotten hot yet he’s actually been hot?  *hands by head, making explosion sound*

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  Hisashi my dashi–No, you don’t get my slurping.  You get a slurp when you get your ERA below four.

CC Sabathia – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.17.  The Regression Fairies don’t take no mess.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Hamels looked sharp last night.  Of course, not this sharp.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .285.  You know why I was just thinking about how Beltre was an also-ran 3rd baseman on the Dodgers for like four seasons?  Because I’m old.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .326.  I don’t believe in contract year hocus pocus.  A player can’t just turn it on.  But I’ll be damned if Desmond isn’t draped in the contract-year Shroud of Turin, making me a believer.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  This game was against the Braves, so if it wasn’t straight butter, I’d be like, “I can’t believe it’s not butter,” and then Cougs would say something about my cholesterol and I’d be like, “I’m talking about Kluber, mom!  I mean, wife.”

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th and 10th steal, hitting .292.  Is Rajai wearing Ramirez’s jersey?  I only ask because Rajai has gone amongst the missing.  Yo, Rajai, hit up a brother!

Matthew Wisler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  He’s doing better than Chris Archet–Damn, I almost typed that previous sentence with my tears.  Close!

Jace Peterson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Jace has been hitting well recently (near-.350) and hitting leadoff.  Plus, if you grab him, you can scream a’la The Weeknd, “I can’t feel my Jace!”

Jon Lester – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.03 vs. John Lamb 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  This matchup was billed as, “Sigh, Lester, of the Lamb,” which is really just a collection of words.  Isn’t that right, Clarice?

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-6 and his 10th homer.  Yo, Rocky, that’s Zobrist, baby!

Javier Baez – 1-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, a grand slam off Hoover.  Looked lost at the plate all night then he faced someone who really sucked.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-6 and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Kinda surprised he’s hitting so well, playing and only has 19 steals, but that could become 30 steals in a blink of an eye.  Not literally, stop blinking.

Adam Conley – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.90.  Conley should stick to writing books about Hieronymus Bosch.  By the way, if you haven’t watched Bosch on Amazon, you should immediately.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Only 35 more!  Okay, I’d take 20 more and be so happy.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .302.  *resisting urge to see how poorly he’s been doing over the past month*  He’s still doing good in June!  I think!

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He was a hot schmotato last week, but might still have hotness left in his schmotato.

Aledmys Diaz – Will miss a few games after a foul ball hit above his right eye.  If he played for the Pirates, he could’ve just worn an eyepatch.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  This was a scary AF matchup vs. the world champion Kansas City–Wait, they’re starting Merrifield, Orlando, Cuthbert, Colon and Butera?  Okay, but still a solid start from Wacha.

Yordano Ventura – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.00.  His pitching couldn’t fight its way out of a paper bag.  Speaking of which, that would be a great pre-All-Star Game activity!  Come see Yordano try to fight his way out of a giant paper bag.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  He’s so hot, he could walk through a car wash and then be immediately drys.

Lorenzo Cain – Left the game in what appeared to be severe hamstring pain.  Renzo may need to take the Benzo for a few.

Zack Greinke – Left with a tight oblique.  Not to be confused with on fleek.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 2 ER and a blown save.  Prolly nothing, but you know I signed up Daniel Hudson to the FML All-Stars.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  He’s a baaaaah-mamba lamba!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  In the last eleven games, he has six homers.  Granted, two were in Coors, but it’s not like he plays his home games in 1950s Yankee Stadium that had no outfield fences, allowing for unlimited room for Mickey Mantle to bury scotch bottles.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5 and his 13th homer, hitting .246.  I know it’s been less than ideal owning him.  Or has it?!  Oh, no, the reversal question!  Actually, it has been miserable owning him.  On our Player Rater, he’s ranked around 200.  He could turn it around pretty quickly though.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer.  Tulo said, “It’s nice to be back in Coors.  I feel 12% lighter and my hamstrings feel 47% more likely to tear.”

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  After becoming essentially a platoon player, he had something to prove yesterday.  Nothing speaks louder than two singles and a double.  Yuuuuge stuff!

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  This could be his last start.  I’m sure the Dodgers will have at least 67 more Urias updates about when he will and won’t start.  Stay tuned.  Or not!  Your choice.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, but left the game early after crashing into a wall.  I could see if he were dressed as the Kool Aid Man, but otherwise I just don’t understand it.

Clayton Kershaw – Headed back to LA to visit a back specialist.  I can put him in touch with my chiropractor.  Frank Sobotka also goes there.  No lie, he was in the waiting room one time.  Speaking of recent celebrity sightings, I saw Harvey Weinstein yesterday.  He looks old!  Like 15 years older than you’d think.  I wonder if Madonna ever wanted his sperm.  I should’ve asked.

Steven Matz – Start pushed back to Thursday.  If there’s one thing that can fix elbow spurs, it’s an extra 18 hours of rest.  It’s a magic number, really.

Lucas Giolito – 4 IP, 0 ER, but out due to a rain delay.  Yeah, he’s gonna be special.  You can just see it.  This isn’t like Marcus Stroman coming up.  This is next level shizz right here.  He looked kinda like a righty Hamels, but I bet he’s even better than that.  For this year, he could still have rookie bumps, my bump, my bump, you love my lady bumps.

Stephen Strasburg – MRI revealed an upper back strain.  Hmm, I read that he had ribs pop out.  Well, either way, Strasburg is one return start where he’s not 100% from being Stressbird all over again.  I’m thrilled like Will Clark at a buffet.  Eat ’em all! *devil horns symbol with hand*

  1. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    It appears that Syndergaard’s bone spur issue is less severe than Matz’s (…who knows tho, the Mets front office could be lying to our faces)…but given the nature of Syndergaards youth and relying on throwing straight gas and not really learning to “pitch” per John Smoltz (he hates the rookie nookie!), do you think its time to sell Syndergaard?

    I guess lots of guys hav pitched with bone spurs, but the ones who were successful actually knew how to throw the cheese (ex. Gregaddux). Thoughts? Target a deal for someone like Lester or Kluber to replace him, or hold on for dear life (in my case until Darvish comes back).

    • theone189 says:
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      @Marty Janetty_Was Set Up:

      Its BEEN time to sell. You really think youre going to get full value now? Lmao. Now you want to try to push your damage goods on someone else. I hate managers like you smh

      • Hugman says:
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        @theone189: Who pooped in your coco puffs this morning? Sheesh.

      • NiceMarmot says:
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        @theone189:

        That was kinda rude

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @theone189:

        Appreciate the 2 cents. Im aware my league mates arent idiots and have access to the same info as everyone else and Id have to expect (obviously) a downgrade at SP from Thors pre-injury value…but that doesnt mean I cant and shouldnt make an offer, and expect a counter offer. There is still a “chance” Syndergaard goes 6-3 W/Lthe rest of the way and averages 5K’s a start; Id think a package of Thor + Belt could get me Kluber and a bench bat.

        We’ll see…I could just keep him and he ends up a top 10 SP that I dont draft next season or get him in later rounds. Its why we play, aye?

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Marty Janetty_Was Set Up: lester has been pitching with this same thing for the last 4 years.

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD:

        Good point, but Id give Lester the edge on overall skillset. Its nuts what a difference 4mph makes, part of me wants to hang on for the ride and see if Thor can start painting the corners at 90-92mph and toss the 96mph burner only when he needs it.

        The other part wants to bail now and take what I can get without learning the hard way. We’ll see, Ive made offers everywhere I own him and am waiting to see who bites.

    • CursetheFantasyGods says:
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      @Marty Janetty_Was Set Up:

      I sold him AND Matz already, the day before the bone spurs were revealed. I got back Roark, Hammel, and Hamels. Bone spurs are no bueno.

  2. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    i LOVE the Daniel Johnston reference. Awesome.

    • knucks says:
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      @apoxonbothyourhouses: Agreed! Replacements a few weeks back… this one was just as good. Well done Grey. That Daniel Johnston doc is really good, I’m sure you’ve seen it.

    • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @apoxonbothyourhouses:

      Yeah not gonna be easy solo, gonna try and package him. Gotta lotta bats I can shop with him.

      Maybe CarGo or Belt while theyre hot (…or Cargo gets traded).

      Thanks brothah!

  3. Hans says:
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    Sergio Romo should be back this weekend, thoughts on him taking over for casilla in a week or two?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hans: Could easily happen

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Coming at you live from the Paris Charles De Gaule Airport, awaiting my connecting flight to Zagreb.

    a. On Graveman, the name should be ‘Death warmed over’ but I like ‘The Undertaker’ very much. Even contemplated rostering him yesterday, but then my conscious brain woke up and slapped by subconscious brain into next Tuesday! What? he was pitching at home. You told us to start pitchers when they pitch at home!!

    b. On the Correa, blurb….how about

    ‘Ar-cor

    as in a Frenchman’s way of saying hardcore.

    c. I want to say thank you for showing us the hyperlink for the Will ‘The Thrill’ Clark buffet pic, but after seeing it I want to vomit! Wow, he has really fallen off the fitness wagon.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 29)

    Horatio: You must be Lieutenant Caine.
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): Nice to meet you.
    Horatio: I’m glad to have you aboard.
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): Oh, you kidding me? My first day on, I get to be at the beach with Fourth Degree Burn Guy.
    Horatio: Unfortunately, not so good for him. What do we have?
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): Full-thickness burn injuries. Causes plasma to leech through to the surface. But the tissue’s so destroyed, there’s no skin left to blister. Plasma mixes with the hemoglobin of the blood, causing it to appear purple. It literally weeps from the skin. Black burns are deep, well through the subcutaneous tissue and muscle. Down to the bone in his extremities. Probably lost muscle control.
    Horatio: Explains why he didn’t make the water.
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): His running didn’t help. The rush of oxygen actually helped fuel the fire.
    Horatio: Was there an accelerant?
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): Yep. Over his entire body. This guy didn’t just catch fire by accident.
    Horatio: So somebody lit him on fire.
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): I won’t know the type of accelerant until I get a sample to Trace.
    Horatio: What does the position tell you?
    Dr. Price (new M.E. after they got killed off Dr. Alexx): Pugilistic pose the body contorts to after being badly burned.
    Horatio: From the Latin, pugil, meaning “fights with fists.” (cue the queue of sunglasses) A fight to the death.

    Good build up, right?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Bon jour! A. Ha, agreed B) Better than what I had C) Stop doing cardio apparently D) Nice!

  5. Chicken Shack says:
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    What’s more annoying this morning?

    A. These stupid birds that decided to nest in our chimney ?
    B. Owning Chris Archer
    c. Adam Conkey striking out 9 in 4 then allowing 3 bombs in the fifth
    D. Rodon blowing the win for Lester

    I need more coffee.

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      @Chicken Shack: Conley should be called Cinderfella. Looks like Kershaw for a few innings, then turns into Jerry Lewis at his worst without warning.

      Suspicious that the 116-pitch near-no-hitter screwed him up — hasn’t been the same since then.

  6. Mike says:
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    I know there will be some growing pains, but how log do you give AJ Reed to adjust to major leauge pitching before you start to assess him in your daily line up?

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Mike:
      R-E-L-A-X

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Gotta give him at least 2 weeks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: lol fantasy football might be your game. He’s had what 12 at bats?

    • Johnc says:
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      @Mike:

      Dump him. Was not a great AAA hitter. He is Jon Singleton Jr. And I said that before they called him up. Now Contreras could be the real deal

  7. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Love the buffet sweats!

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great one, Grey! And allow me to make another post lauding your ridiculously amazing Jose C interview on the pod! Could. Not. Stop. Laughing.

    Anyway, the fairies are likely coming, but CC got a tough break yesterday. 7 beautiful innings of 2er from the 1st, then Joe put him out for the 8th, and that’s when it unraveled – a few hits on his end (maybe to 4er) then the bum reliever came on and gave up all inherited runners (and then some). What’s the Razzword for that again?

    Also – totally agree on Hamilton this year – but he’s doing much more of a Dee Gordon batting profile this year and it seems to be working! If he was on my 12 team weekly league roster, I’d be in 3rd not 6th due to me being last in saves.

    Would you do Hamilton for Shoe?

    How about Hamilton + two of Pom/Duffy/Hill for Salazar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Ha, thanks… Not sure there is a term… yet! I’d take Shoemaker…But it’s fair depends if you need speed… I’d definitely take Salazar…Send any, Hill first

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I was yelling YOU HAD ONE JOB at my At Bat app when I saw that . . . don’t think that’s term-able, but I feel like that’s the vibe.

        Thanks for the trade input – I’m the one that would be receiving Hamilton in these and giving either Shoe or Salazar in those situations. I’m last in speed + if I’d had Hamilton’s 19 SB to date, I would net 8 points in roto (big jump in standings from 6 to 3rd), so his speed is very valuable based on my team makeup.

        Based on your comments, it sounds like me giving up Shoe 1:1 would be fair (but not the Salazar deal) – is that about right?

        Thanks!

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    My Piscotty is not going so well with my coffee this month. 12 team H2H 10×10 cats. Does a Bour sound tastier?
    C-Ramos – maybe best pickup of the year?
    1b-Belt
    2b-Profar – –>Jose Ramirez, Danny Espinosa, Baez are available make a move?
    Ss-Seager
    3b-Valencia
    IF-Piscotty —> Moss, Chisenhall, Semien, or Bour instead? I have 2 Marlin hitters already:
    OF-Stanton, Ozuna, Marte, Bautista-DL —–> so I think I’m all set in the OF for now
    Util-Mazara
    Thanks ! And great work as always!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d want Piscotty

  10. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    So apparently Giolito’s mom and grandpa are actors. His mom was played a couple small roles in a few movies including The Ring and his grandpa played Susan’s father on Seinfeld. Oh and his dad is a movie producer. Cool stuff.

      • Robert says:
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        @JoeG414: PS Loved the cabin

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @JoeG414:

        Took forever to get there!

  11. Landisimo3 says:
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    12 team dynasty…. My Papi for his Travis Shaw and Pence… Your thoughts?

  12. JakeTPE says:
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    Greetings Grey, Fantasy Master Lothario:

    Brilliant writeup, sir. Further to your Casilla blurb above, that Madson “SV” was one of the most excruciating things from this fantasy season. I won’t walk you through my emotions, but no SV is worth 3 ER (two HR against) and 40 pitches. Doolittle hadn’t pitched since 6/25 but he wasn’t available?! So you–not you, but the A’s manager–let Madson get the 6-out save? What was the thinking there?

    Saw this on Twitter: “Ryan Madson is the first pitcher to give up three runs and earn a save in less than three innings since Carlos Marmol in 2010.” (Jeremy F. Koo [email protected]) Yes, we were firmly in Carlos Marmol territory last night. #FMFBBL (but he got the save!)

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Oh, and while I’m here:

      Schoop had his third straight 3-hit game last night, AVG now at .298 and he was moved up to 2nd in the lineup last night: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI!!

      It’s happening!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JakeTPE: Schoop’s breaking out and no one cares

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JakeTPE: Except for you and me, that is

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Grey: Poster boy for 2B to target in the spring! You tried to tell them!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I did!

            • I care about Schoop says:
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              @Grey: Hey i care

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Aw, thanks, I care about Schoop! Though, your name gave it away

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Grey: he’s been my 2B starter all year in a 16 (espn) and a 20 team league. even in that deep of leagues in yahoo was able to punt 2B and still have him. i would’ve had him in an AL only too except i’m pretty sure i was freaking out about pitching where he was taken and i missed him by like 4 picks and ended up with lawrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Marmol! There’s a name you don’t hear often…

  13. Brian says:
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    Drop or hold Jason Hayward in 12 team mixed? Seems like he is showing he is the exact same player as last year, which is not going to win you much of anything.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Last year he wasn’t awful, hit almost .300… This year, he’s terrible… I’m considering moving on

    • primetime says:
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      @Brian: God he is awful, wasted a roster spot on this prick the whole year thinking he may snap out of it. I mean the whole team is hitting and doesn’t, but Madden keeps him at #2 instead of dropping him to #9 in batting order.

    • Dustyfingers says:
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      @Brian: I dropped him for Melvin Upton and feel pretty damn good about it. I think Upton could end up with a lower average but will get you more counting stats. In a 12 team mixed there has to be someone better available.

    • brian says:
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      Thanks all for the feedback. We have weekly changes so I have a week to decide, but probably going to pull the trigger Monday night. I have Leonys Martin to take his place and think I would rather roll with him.

  14. Matty says:
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    I can’t help but think about how when his name was Bossman he played like a Melvin Jr (who I imagine to be the extra nerdy son of someone named Melvin).
    Now that his name is Melvin Jr he (sometimes) plays like someone who should be called Bossman.
    Deep thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Hmm…Thinking…

  15. Curt C says:
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    C-squared

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt C: Would you want to be called that?

  16. Chud says:
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    Great stuff as always!

    ROS Pitcher rankings (10 team 5 x 5) for the following SP: Duffy, Paxton, Pineda.

    Thanks!

    • theone189 says:
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      @Chud:

      For me, lefties are always easier to stream. Talent wise I’m going with Pineda who is turning it around and about to go on monster stretch. With that bullpen he will also be $$$$ in the bank.

      Pineda, then duff or pax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Pax, Pineda…Thanks!

  17. Adam says:
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    Rich hill or Giolito ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Hill, no idea if Giolito is here after Strasburg returns

  18. HarrisBurgerMeister says:
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    Thoughts on D’Pez Poopsie? Hadn’t heard of him but he’s available on the Yahoo Fantasy baseball Android app. Is Mr. Poopsie a sleeper for the second half?

  19. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    I am in a 15 team mixed re-draft 5X5. I Pitcher Paired my team to this disaster: Cole, Archer, Matz, Nola and Kennedy. Needless to say K, ERA and WHIP all need help. W looks like a lost cause. I’ve already plugged in some high K middle relief to try and bridge the K gap and help ratios. I’m really not sure where to go from here? What kind of SP should I expect back if I move Xander B.?

  20. Just Busted says:
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    Jackie Bradley Jr. or Jason Heyward ROS?
    Yahoo 12 team 5×5 H2H
    Thanks!

    • theone189 says:
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      @Just Busted:

      No one is ever going recommend going heyward lol

  21. Carls says:
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    Drop P Alvarez for Y Tomas?

    Thanks!

  22. Jensen says:
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    Keeper league, are you keeping Billy Burns for $8 (260 budget) next season? 400 players owned in league, and I have DeShields for $3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jensen: Seems fairish, but don’t know your options, unless your options are either Burns or DeShields

      • Jensen says:
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        @Grey: OF isn’t really a position of need, I’lll also be keeping Polanco, Springer, Blackmon and probably Cruz, but steals are a need because Machado stopped running and Springer isn’t going to grow into a 25-30 steal guy it seems.

  23. Brian says:
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    16 team h2h with k/bb extra cat and QS instead of W. 17 game lead. looking to repeat.
    my offense is a monster (ramos, ortiz, kipnis, bryant, correa, stanton, marte, blackmon, beltre, cruz, with harrison, jose ramirez, hosmer on bench and brantley on dl.

    strong top of rotation but back has been abysmal. jofer, price, salazar, teheran, quintana, sonny gray, gausman, jaime garcia, liriano. karns just moved to bullpen. Considering going after sale and vizcaino (other RPs are melancon, madson, pap, kelley, oh, xedeno, neris, strop).

    Offer gausman, neris, alex reyes, mateo, and 1 of brett phillips, tyler o’neill, pete o’brien, or my 1st rd prospect pick for sale and vizcaino. what do you think?

  24. Andy says:
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    Devon Travis or J Schoop? I feel like both will have excellent 2nd halves but Travis will Avg and BB more.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Andy:
      Schoop for me

  25. Brian says:
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    Also, is cishek worth dylan cease and a 3rd rd prospect pick? somewhat concerned the Ms might try to trade for a more established CL or deal cishek if they fall out of wild card contention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Seems pretty lowball

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: lowball in whose favor? cishek owner or me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cishek owner

  26. Steve says:
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    One of the owners in our points league feels that Lorenzo Can at $28 is a better keeper than Charlie Blackmon at $6.

    Opinions?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: Take advantage of that

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Steve: Blackmon better by a large margin at those prices.

  27. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Util spot..Franco or Yasmany?

      • tyler says:
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        @Grey: Would you go K Morales or Franco ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franco

          • tyler says:
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            @Grey: ARG! I have the flexibility to fill roster spots from a few different guys, so would you drop Pederson for Morales. Do you think Morales will perform closer to what he was doing last year? Yahoo has him a #53 over the last month, #14 over the last 2 weeks.

            • tyler says:
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              @tyler: Sorry, forgot to mention I have Justin Turner as well, but he has been pretty hot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, can lose Pederson

              • tyler says:
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                @Grey: Word. Thanks. Great interview on the pod yesterday…amazing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

                  • tyler says:
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                    @Grey: Don’t worry…you didn’t drop the ball(s), Canseco did.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  28. Nightpandas says:
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    Worth dropping Rajai for Lawrie? Need a steals guy that won’t kill me in other cats. Other available are Peraza, Jankowski, Inciarte, Chisenshall

  29. Steve D. says:
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    Drop AJ Reed in a redraft to scoop the suddenly surging Prince Fielder?

    • theone189 says:
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      @Steve D.:

      Prince Fielders contact rates were ALWAYS intact, it was only a matter of time. This guy is a professional hitter. Pick him up asap at what ever value you had him coming into season. I’ve been following this guy all yr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: Meh, I’d want Reed for a few more

  30. Five-On-One says:
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    Picked up Pete O’Brien last week for games in Coors and Chase Field. Dude did nothing. Also looking to stick Rajai on the bench until he starts playing again. Choose the best two replacements for now –

    Lind (gets six righties this week)
    Lawrie (hot again)
    Plouffe (everyone loves dynamite)
    Dyson (will he get more playing time with Cain out?)
    Jankowski (faces 5 righties this week)
    Inciarte (Is he heating up?)
    Naquin
    Taylor
    Judge
    Jace

  31. Krazee Eyez Killa says:
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    With Jon Jay on the DL, do the Padres roll with Jankowski, or do they call up Margot or Renfroe?

    If Margot or Renfroe get called up, are either of them a better bench bat than Steven Moya?

    Paging Prospector Ralph as well.

    Thanks Grey. Also, Schoop Ba Doop (gotta mispronounce his name for the salt n peppa reference to work) is the bomb. 21 for his last 43 at bats, 3 dongs, 8 RBI, 15 runs.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah they want the Polish flash patrolling center.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “So close to polished, let’s use him!”

  32. Murph says:
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    Drop Nola for Danny Duffy?
    Thanks grey

    • Cram It says:
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      @Murph: For Duffy’s next start at least…

    • William Hung says:
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      @Murph: I’d hold for now and leave Nola on the bench- unless you really like Duff Man. NL East pitchers FTW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Agree with Cram

  33. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    with this roster, and rajai missing playing time now most of the time, drop him for any of kepler/revere/naquin? hits and OPS added
    C hundley
    1B au shizz
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B torneado
    OF (3) saunders/upton/duvall
    util (2) c-santana, reed
    BN rajai
    DL sano/pollock

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It: brings up good point. 4 moves per week h2h and daily-tomorrow, so can’t just add somebody daily last minute when others get off days. 16 team league.

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: really awful SP available here, i’m currently holding peavy, and was lately forced to drop one of V2/hill from having pollock/sano in DL slots already. (keep 6 league)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  34. Matt says:
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    A couple of interesting FA pitchers out there… Nola, DeSclafani

    Do you like either/both of them over Eickhoff, Velasquez, McHugh, Shoemaker, Walker? Who would you add/drop (if any)? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matt: Both of them over Eickhoff and McHugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with Cram

  35. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Clearly Correa should either be Lo-Co or Los CoCo

  36. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Screaming at my computer when he brought Archer back out for the 7th.

    LET THE GUY END HIS NIGHT ON A HIGH NOTE AND BUILD ON IT FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!

    I give up. I’m just gonna keep rolling him out there every week and take my lumps for drafting him to be my ace.

    One the bright side, how sexy is Khris Davis??

    Sidenote, thoughts on Daniel Norris? Think he could stick?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Point of clarification. It wasn’t my computer that brought Archer back out for the seventh. It just told me that Kevin Cash did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Seriously… Did you see the Oswaldo play on the Ortiz ‘double’ So sexy! Daniel should stick, not like Semien, hopefully

      • Krazee Eyez Killa says:
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        @Grey:

        Was just as good as two of grandersons plays when Thor was pitching. Lazy ass piece of shit grandertits

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t. My computer just said Ortiz “doubled”. What happened? Shoulda been an out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ortiz hit a very catchable ball to the outfield and Oswaldo played it into a double

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Oh for pete’s sake. It really bothers me that they don’t score outfielder misplays errors unless it literally touches their gloves. They should change the way they do it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed… Cash then came out and almost turned it into a homer

  37. CoachGonzo says:
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    Redraft h2h… who do you like r.o.s. stras or thor?

  38. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Starting Sanchez in Coors today?

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey:
        and of course his first inning is clean and I immediately regret my decision FML

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Grey:
            Thole catching the game, I feel a little better about my decision.

            Here’s a Seinfeld Gif to enjoy: http://imgur.com/rDDY90x

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Cram It: or 8

            • Cram It says:
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              @Roger Podacter: Well yeah, now. Shoulda saved that comment for the final outcome.

  39. Five-On-One says:
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    Need some pitching advice for a 12-team, 5×5 league. Please pick six for the upcoming week (starting today) – or if easier, pick the one to bench for the week. Tempted to max-out the starts and bench Fulmer, but he has been great since I grabbed him. Otherwise, might bench Odorizzi or Walker because of the match-ups. Thoughts?

    2-start Chen (@ ATL $16.6 and @NYM $9.4)
    2-start Bradley (vPHI $15.0 and v SD $9.3)
    2-start Hendricks (@CIN $7.1 and vCIN $10.7)
    2-start Rodon (vMIN $10.6 and vNYY $4.2)
    2-start Odorizzi (vDET $5.1 and vLAA $3.2)
    2-start Walker (vBAL $12.2 and @HOU -$2.0)
    1-start Fulmer (@TB $4.2)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Five-On-One: Would bench Walker. Despite what SoN says that Baltimore matchup should be much less valuable….

  40. peacecoast says:
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    better DL stash Cobb or T Ross?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @peacecoast: Ross will be back sooner, but Cobb is the better pitcher. Depends on needs, league etc.

  41. S'All Goooood, Man says:
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    10 team H2H with QS, L.
    If forced to drop one of the following for Rich Hill return, who is out?

    Taijuan, Duffy, McCullers, The Cobbler.

  42. makes me feel good I alerted you yesterday about what the eff is up with Colome but yeah it would be nice to have the Rays explain a little sooner. got damn no respect for fantasy I tell you

  43. S'All Goooood, Man says:
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    Colome worth holding with no DL spots available?

    There is supposedly no timetable on the return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @S’All Goooood, Man: I’d hold for a few days to wait for clarity, unless you’re desperate for a pickup

  44. Cram It says:
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    Correa is a type of belt in Spanish. El Strapo.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: And Carlos means Manly.

      He’s the Manly Strap-on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Cram, you are an interesting man, aren’t you? Suddenly, speaking Spanish!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: 8 years of Espanol and a few Latina girlfriends. Like most things I’ve learned at the peak of my educational years, it’s atrophied to the point that I remember maybe 1% of it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I took 13 years of it, I’m lucky if I can ask ‘if Madonna wanted your sperm’ in Spanish…

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: You totally should’ve prepared that in Spanish for Jose.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Si!

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Grey:@Cram It: I was an exchange student in Mexico and have a degree in Spanish. Can’t speak a lick of it today.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            By exchange student in Mexico, I want to believe drug mule

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Grey: Well that one time I was drunk, El Guapo shov……yeah, I was a drug mule.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You interior decorated El Guapo’s tunnels, didn’t you?

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: I didn’t know what a plethora meant.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA

  45. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Khris Davis and Blake snell for Hector Rondon and Josh Tomlin?
    I know sagnof but the wire is bare and I’m short in the category every single week. My OF would be Cruz, marte, jones, and Duvall so I still have power there.
    Terrible or tolerable?

    • Bobbo says:
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      @Bobbo: nevermind, he actually wants Davis for Rondon straight up which isn’t a good enough return. What about Davis for familia, still not enough value? Damn it, I’m chasing saves again!

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Bobbo: last question then. Looking like it would be Rondon for Davis straight up. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: It’s fair, depends on needs

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: currently for saves have F Rodriguez, vizcaino, and Papelbon but with pap injured and vizcaino not getting a ton of looks I feel like I need to strengthen that area.

        Power would still come from Donaldson, Duvall, Cruz, and jones and Ortiz.

        With the trade it would look like this:
        Norris
        Freeman
        Pedroia
        Anderson
        Donaldson
        Cruz
        Jones
        Marte
        Duvall
        Ortiz
        Maybin (or heyward if claim goes thorough)
        Reed
        A Russell

        pitching is solid enough (Scherzer, Lester, Roark, hill, and others) and closers would be
        Rodriguez
        Rondon
        papelbon
        Vizcaino

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, take Rondon then

  46. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h keeper league, with these amazing options to pitch today. Sit or Start?

    Cody Reed vs Cubs @CIN
    Daniel Norris vs MIA @DET
    Archie Bradley vs PHL @ARZ…

    SON really hates Norris the most, why?

  47. knucks says:
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    Two separate trades on the table in 12 team Roto, QS instead of Wins

    Thor/Estevez/VV
    for MadBum/Buchter/Rodon

    Thor/Estevez/VV
    for JoFer/Colome

    Can you pick a side for each of these two potential trades that you prefer, then also which trade you like better (I guess, of the 4 sides of these deals, which one would you like to own the most)?

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: 3 sides… seeing as how Thor side is the same haha, thx Grey et al

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @knucks: Mad Bum side, JoFer side (although Colome just went on the DL).

      Probably MadBum of the 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I wouldn’t want Thor in either

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Thanks guys, yea trying to push Thor on someone before its too late.

  48. Biff Tannen says:
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    Lawrie or Spanish ROS?

  49. Gregarious says:
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    My Freeman for his J.Upton and Bour? Who wins?

  50. The Great Knoche says:
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    Danny Valencia Ticker-Tease…

    Freddie Freeman has a 4020 and a 4010 since our wager. I lost the Desmond bet last year so I figure I’m due. (Plus in reality I was just a year off)

    Just hit 90 Points in Scout….I think.

    • S'All Goooood, Man says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I was looking for the Valencia tease comment. That one hurt to see this morning.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Welcome to the 90 point club. It’s a clear-cut three team race.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Still a lot of baseball left, but looks that way. I’ve been lucky on injuries with Brantley and Strasburg my only two.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: And you drafted Brantley as injured. But yeah, my offense spending time on the DL and DTD has taken a toll. Hopefully it’ll get clicking again when everyone’s healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Nice! *looking at my Scout now, are we in the same league?* In third, essentially tied with five teams, one team out in front (is that you?)

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: No, I’m with Rudy. Cram and I are chasing one guy a few points ahead of us, and rest are a long way back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy’s a long way back?

          • @Grey: yeah, not close (57.5 pts). J-up/Carlos Gomez at 3/4 was a killer given Kershaw/Carrasco at 1/5. And SP/RP depth/quality just didn’t pan out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch

    • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I’ve been at 100. 93 or so is more the nm orm.

  51. I am the Walrus says:
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    VERY deep pitching league.
    Would you drop Karns or Liriano or Strailey for any of these:
    Norris, Lamb, J. DeLaRosa, Manaea, Fiers?
    I know they all suck but again deep league.

      • I am the Walrus says:
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        Thanks. Just to follow up- it’s Bud not Dan Norris. So still Norris over Straily?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, thought it was Daniel

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @I am the Walrus: karns to bullpen, i’d drop him too

  52. Wilson says:
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    AJ Redd or Aaron Judge if Judge is really called up now?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Wilson: where are you seeing anything about judge up? this answer is very likely reed either way.

    • knucks says:
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      @Wilson: Yea I don’t see this anywhere either. Hate obscure comments like this that cause unnecessary research.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @knucks: now i see it’s based on Grey above saying basically “just in case” he added him.

        • Wilson says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: yes, it’s based on Grey’s comment.

        • knucks says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: Just to be clear, I’m with you Crapshaw. I was all over the tweet deck trying to find a Judge call up note. Nadda much. Was just saying, when people post stuff like this…. say something that doesn’t cause everyone else to go looking for stuff that didn’t occur. I know we are all speculating all over the place. And maybe I’m just cranky today. Best of luck guys.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @knucks: i’m with that one too, only thing worse is the troll fake injury posts. those are rarer though.

    • knucks says:
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      @Wilson: I mean I realize you are referencing Grey’s blurb, so this isn’t as bad as others this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Judge if he were called up

  53. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    today only, which of these
    manaea vs SF 8.3
    guerra vs LAD .6
    peavy @ OAK -19.2 (this seems very low for how peavy’s played lately, esp with OAK’s park)

    also
    2. for AL only, drop jennings to activate guyer right now (both playing today) or wait to see guyer look good (or really if guyer goes back to playing more than jennings) as jennings has been HR’ing lately.

  54. Joe says:
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    Hey grey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 and was offered boegarts for Stanton. I have Stanton. What do you think? Is Stanton turning it around and is bog for real? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I’d want Xander

  55. Bryan says:
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    Trade Arenado and Piscotty for Trout in a keep forever league when I already have Donaldson?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Bryan: yes.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bryan: Take Trout

  56. William Hung says:
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    Bogaerts trumps Stanton in all ways outside of HRs, so depending on your needs it’s a fair deal

  57. Phil Rizzuto is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey – Awesome stuff as usual. Do you get tired of hearing that?

    14-teamer. Loaded on offense, pitching not so much (Harvey (you POS!), Matz, Carrasco, Fulmer, Rodon, J. Ross, C. Reed, Manaea, Dyson & Rodney). In the middle of the pack standing wise. Was thinking of offering Blackmon for a SP. I always struggle with valuing an offensive player v. a pitcher. What do I ask for? Thanks!

  58. Steve says:
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    1. A. Escobar or Suarez?
    2. Crisp, Burns, Moya or Arcia? (UTIL spot)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Alcides for SBs and AVG, Suarez for power 2. Arcia

  59. Jaone says:
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    Do I Drop Taillon for Giolito?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jaone: yeah

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jaone: agree with Hung

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jaone: Hold.

  60. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    12 team H2H points, send Panik to get McCullers?

  61. Runner says:
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    In a Keeper league. Time to trade Arrieta ? Not great peripherals ( grey ).. Could get chapman or Thor , Which side is better ?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Runner: If I could get Thor for Arrietta in a Keeper I would do it even with the bone spurs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Runner: I’d take Thor for future seasons, Arrieta for this year

  62. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    while there isn’t much proof that hitters can turn it on for contract year stuff, there is pretty good data indicating that players often do turn it off after cashing in (this is per shandler’s yearly book)

  63. Bob says:
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    Would you cut Matz for Desclafini.. Given Matz for sure needs surgery.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Bob: Why would you keep him if he needs surgery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Nope

  64. Jon Snow says:
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    Sorry McCutchen owner here. Was offered Victor Martinez for him straight up in a 10 team H2H 6×6 Obp league, this is a hold right? I just keep expecting him to turn the corner and it isn’t happening.
    In the same league do you like mengden, taillon, or Davies ROS?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Jon Snow: Keep Cutch. Taillon.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jon Snow: Cutch had huge 2nd half last year, I wud hold

  65. B the Esq. says:
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    Just received an offer of his Dozier for my Archer. Not seriously hurting at 2B or MI, but my SP is solid, assuming Kershaw isnt down.

    10 team H2H non-keeper.

    Is Dozier going to keep it up? Will Archer rebound? Pull the trigger?

  66. Letsgo says:
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    Taillon or giolito?

    Nola or Duffy?

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Letsgo: Gio & Nola

      • Letsgo says:
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        @Grey: sounds like it’s a coin flip.. Haha. I think I agree taillon and Duffy though.nola has been trash lately. Gets hit hard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  67. RePete says:
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    I need pitching; trade away Stanton, Polanco, Hanley for Goldy, Tanaka, Melvin in 14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 Forever League?

    My Possible Keepers: Betts, Stanton, Strasburg, Bogaerts, Polanco, Sano

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RePete: You can do better than Tanaka for what you are offering..

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: Not good for you. Get cheaper pitching

  68. Donb says:
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    Which combo is safer option to get more points 12 points for win need to finish in top 50%

    Price vs rays, Pedroia, machado vs Friedrich, salty vs Koehler

    Hendricks vs reds, Travis vs Rockies lefty, lamb vs eflin, contreras vs reed

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Donb: This is confusing.

  69. William Hung says:
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    Starlin Castro was just dropped – anything to see here? I’m currently rolling with Schoop at 2B with Lamb and AJ Reed as my bench bats

  70. Letsgo says:
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    Start taillon at Seattle today?

    I’m in a 10 team roto head to head leage. I’ve been fortunate with shoemaker/harvey/kluber so far so my ratios are decent.. I’m also starting salazar vs the Braves today. We get 10 starts/week

    Thanks.

  71. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Neat chart showing skill/luck for SPs this year. Not at all shocked to see Nola in the Skilled and highly unlucky quadrant. I love dorky math shit like this:

    https://i.redd.it/qh7fzizfz36x.jpg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very cool

  72. Pat says:
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    Whatupp Gray? Fantastic read as always. In a 5×5 12 teamer my team has gone ice cold. I got this offer today, wanted some feedback.

    My Sale, Fowler, Giolito, Carlos Santana, Jansen, Tillman, Saunders for Just Dongs, Val, Reddick, Roark, Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sale side

      • Pat says:
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        @Grey: He took Saunders and Tillman out. Make a difference?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  73. knucks says:
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    So the ROS Player Rater (12 team Yahoo mixed, values below) seems to cackle in my face about the discrepancy between Villar and Timmy Anderson ROS. I CANNOT complete a trade without getting an inquiry for Villar in this league, but no one seems impressed or will settle on a deal with Anderson instead.

    I hate having Timmy rot away on my bench as my only bench bat. Just wondering if you would feel comfortable moving Villar for a solid return, knowing you could slide Timmy in afterwards. Or do you agree with the Player Rater that its a pretty high risk?

    Villar @ $16.7
    Anderson @ $-21.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with Rater… Though I could see them getting a little closer as Anderson plays more… Maybe -5 to zero for Anderson

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Coolio, thanks for the quick feedback.

  74. Bob says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Heyward or maybin as a utility/bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  75. Joe Fro says:
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    Have to replace McCullers last minute. Who has the best chance at a QS and hopefully a W?

    Matz v Cubs(Lackey)
    [email protected](T Walker)
    [email protected](Roark)

    12 team, H2H points.
    Not the best options, I know. Great site you have here. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gausman, agreed, not great options

  76. Rice says:
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    *Click*

    “Mr. Weinstein? Are you still there? Harvey?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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    Morning all, can anyone help me sort out my roster crunch? I’m in a 12-team H2H (5×5 plus OPS and BB’s for hitters, K/9 and QS for pitchers).

    I need to move AJ Reed from my NA slot to my team. I have a glut of “fine” OF/Util types right now: Heyward, Odubel, Duvall, Valencia, Khris, and Buxton (cheap keeper next year, but next year only).

    My everyday OF’s have been J-Up and Choo, cycling among those others for the 1 OF and 2 Util slots. But this is way too many hitters.

    So far no one is biting on trade offers, so I may just drop someone (or 2 someone’s). But not sure who to pick… or stick with the “trade with me” campaign? Can’t decide what to do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Buxton (next would be Choo) and trade Duvall

  78. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Wednesday!!

    I have a Dozier question:

    12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP/QS)

    C- Contreras
    1B- Crush
    2B- Schoop
    SS- Seager
    3B- Longo
    OF- Harper / Marte / Khrush
    Util- Villar / Duvall
    Bench- Pujols

    SP- Archer / Matz / Carrasco / Salazaar / Pom / Kennedy / Shoe / VV
    RP- Allen / Dyson / Jeanmar
    DL- Yu

    It’s painful to watch Dozier sit on FA list. Any drops from roster to add him?
    Nearly impossible to trade in this league unless you OVERpay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop, trade two guys for an upgrade… Marte and Duvall for Betts? That sorta thing

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! That’s what I figured. Oh and I finally have a catcher!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Oh hey hey there Grey.

    I heard Papelbon is done rehabbing. Is it safe to drop Shawn Kelley or should I continue to hold? (I kind of feel like Paps team hates him and would prefer Kelley to close, no?)

    Thanks, broski. Love yas!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: Can’t you wait until Paps actually pitches a 9th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for a game or two…Love yas!

  80. bg says:
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    In a keeper league with tradable draft picks. Wasn’t going to win and sold early.

    Which 5 of these potential Keepers. Want to keep selling for picks

    Polanco 5th, Contreras 15th, Segura 10th, Castellanos 19th, Story 12th, Jose Reyes 26th, Fowler 14th, Joe Ross 15th

    • bg says:
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      @bg:

      6×6 Quality saves and OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Ross, Reyes, Segura

      • bg says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Five-On-One says:
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    Another manager wants my Stanton. He has Arrieta, Salazar and Price. Trade Giancarlo for any of the above, or have faith that his little hot steak is a sign of a great second half and hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Arrieta, it’s simply fair

  82. Five-On-One says:
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    If he is unwilling to give up Arrieta, would you take Salazar or Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  83. The High Sparrow says:
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    Would you trade Villar for Dee Gordon? Currently in 1st place so can afford to wait for gordons return if i snag him. Also, is Dozier a sell high right now? He’s on the twins …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No and not really

  84. Mr. Snrub says:
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    I apologize for all the bad juju I’ve brought to our great pitchers. One team has: Archer, Strasburg, Yu, Velsquez, Nola.

    I’m scared Grey, can you ask Giancarlo to hold me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get in line!

  85. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Lester for Stanton? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fairish

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: out of curious it’s, who’s it favor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stanton

          • Bobbo says:
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            @Grey: so would Scherzer for Stanton be too much or just right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Fair

  86. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    OPS and hits added. bench which 3 of these today (have a decent steals lead):
    t.anderson vs MIN 13.9
    carter vs LAD 9.8
    yesmany vs PHI 12
    k.davis vs SF 26.2
    hundley vs TOR 14
    moya vs MIA 29.9
    eaton vs MIN 17.3
    if martin (C) doesn’t play hundley would have to, unless they both are off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley, Eaton, Carter

  87. Derrick says:
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    Team looks like this…
    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Odor
    SS – Correa
    3B – Arrenado
    OF – Upton, Maz, Polanco
    Util – Frazier
    Bench – Revere, AJ Reed
    DL – JD Martinez

    Would you move Arenado and Reed for Votto and Altuve? The guy doesn’t need Odor in return, so Im not sure what Id do with him if I made the deal.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. danny almonte says:
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    Its really early for this but looking ahead to next years keepers, we keep 7 and lose the round next to their name

    No brainers
    Trout 1
    Arenado 2
    Springer 3
    Xander 4
    Mazara 22

    Need 2 more from:
    Polanco 5
    Cole 5
    Carrasco 5
    Salazar 5
    Giolito 14
    W.Contreras 14
    If i keep more than 1 guy with the same round, id lose the next rd, IE keep cole and carrasco for a 5th and 6th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Willson

  89. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP league Lose heyward for choo or is it a sideways move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. Another Dan says:
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    Great read again Grey. But the comments are also Au.

    Another guy wants my Sale. 6×6 Roto, keep between 9 and 18 next year.

    Sale and Stanton for Betts ?

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  91. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    holy crap, is giolito’s father the father of donna from twin peaks? the doctor? also susan’s father from seinfeld? hokey smokes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah!

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: for those with some memory of twin peaks, but not a great one, i don’t mean the hippy doctor (jacoby)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never watched it past first episode

  92. omar says:
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    Is Buxton droppable in AL Only? Keeper (3players), but only for next year, and I already have Mookie, Xander, Machado, and JustDong, so he ain’t beating out those guys. Looking at dropping him for Berrios, who’s been lights out in AAA lately, and should only need one bad game from Milone or Duffey to get recalled. Or keep Buxton and drop Benoit (currently don’t own any closers – built a saves lead and traded them all away).

    Thoughts?

    Muchas gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Benoit

  93. Jon Doe says:
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    Already regretting the decision to trade Stanton and dozier away at their first signs of life. Should’ve known they would bounce back, especially Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Jon Doe says:
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        @Grey:
        Think price and odor will get me close to what I lost with them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  94. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Rajai not playing everyday make me sad. I know he hit me, but we were drinking, and I deserved it. I did, it wasn’t his fault. It was an accident. I’m not ready to leave him yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just dropped him today, we had a good run…Well, he ran more than I did

  95. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Watch what that doll tells you. Next thing you know you’ll be laid up in a Motel 6 in Rancho Cucamonga trying to breath through your eyes.

  96. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, the stream-o-nator loves Paxton’s next start against Baltimore. But the dude has been garbage recently. Do you like his next start as well? I was leaning towards keeping him in the bench

    Also, what do you think about Taillon for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Pax at home…Taillon isn’t ROS pitcher, see how he does today

  97. Five-On-One says:
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    I am looking for other manager to throw in an OF to balance out a trade. Please rank Revere, Grossman, Kepler, Tomas and Crisp for ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas, Kepler

  98. Scott says:
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    Would you rather own Tony Cingrani or Xavier Cedeno?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  99. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Christian Yelich.
    get- Josh Reddick, Jose Reyes.

    I would drop Michael Bourn.
    this would help me in steals with the loss of Mallex Smith, as well as power with Reddick?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Alvarez. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanos. SS- Machado. IN- Beltre.
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Trumbo. OF- Duvall. UT- Merrified.
    BN- Jankowski, Granderson, Bourn, Bregman. DL- Duda. DL- MSmith,
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- Estevez. P- Kintzler. P- Cedeno.
    BN- Feliz, Hendricks, Smyly, Garcia, Bradley. DL- Ryu. DL- O’Day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        what if Adam Eaton replaced Jose Reyes? making it Eaton and Reddick for Yelich.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yelich side

  100. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’ll take it (in at least 6 leagues), but there’s no way rizzo has a legitmate inside park HR, there’s an uncalled error somewhere in this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:How to both, Duvall and Hamilton miss that ball..PATHETIC!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @JoeG414: LOL

    • knucks says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Also, I fully expect a scoring change in a day or two on this. Don’t you guys?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @knucks: there SHOULD be, but MLB is like the yahoo of sports when it comes to accuracy in it’s rules.

  101. Wywyz says:
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    Trade Moya for Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. which two of kennedy, odorizzi, gausman and gray do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Gray

    • knucks says:
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      @herschel: Are we always assuming Jon or Sonny with these?

      • herschel says:
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        @knucks: in this context, jon.

  103. J-FOH says:
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    Good call on Bosch. Power watched the first two seasons a couple months ago. Who knew the iron eagle would play a serial killer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It really captures LA in a way most shows don’t… Also Transparent captures LA too, but in a totally different way

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: good call on that. Southland is another good LA show.

        I just started on Amazon Prime a few months ago

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know what you have to watch on Prime? Best show on TV… The Americans. Watch it with the baby’s mama, so good

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: nice, will add to the queue. We are going through sons of anarchy right now on Netflix

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              2nd season is amazing, and enjoyed the whole thing, but it doesn’t get better than 2nd

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: any others to watch on amazon besides the tranny show

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, The Americans

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: Southland was my favorite show going while it was on. The not really movie version of that, “End of Watch”, was equally awesome.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: my friends in law enforcement and peeps from LA said they got LAPD correct on that show…end of watch was cray

  104. Donb says:
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    Safest option that will net me more points while be safe

    Bradley vs philly
    Keuchel @laa
    Gallardo @sdp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  105. Clive says:
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    Who would you grab off waivers?

    R Iglesias, J Baez, or Duffy?

    Keeper league – thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  106. Count de Monetball says:
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    What do you think Grey, is Jose Quintana a good “buy low” candidate in a 5×5 redraft, or would you rather let him be someone else’s problem?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Count de Monetball:
      If they could just score some runs for him .
      I think a good buy low.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Count de Monetball: dude is still pretty damn good, clearly buy him. top 30 SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can get him cheap enough… He’s around a 3.40 ERA guy, plus/minus .25

  107. Scott says:
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    You the man!

    Choose one for Utility spot: Starlin Castro, Kendrys Morales, Justin Bour

    Choose two for OF spot: Carlos Gomez, Heyward, Rajai David

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Davis*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales… Heyward, Gomez

  108. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    This near your house?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… It actually looks like it, does it have a coordinates?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Just West LA – the dude narrating it is pretty funny too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, had sound muted… Looks like a left turn I make when following Waze

  109. Cornvard Preller says:
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    Hmm. Now I know what the Shroud of Turin is. Thank you!

    I want Adam Conley in a league where you not only make daily moves, but inningsly moves. Oh no it’s Miguel Cabrera’s 3rd AB against him. Bench him this inning!

    Can’t wait to run into Canseco. Will ask same question. Can’t hang up in person!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! HA!

  110. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey! 10 team H2H league. Drop Heyward for M. Upton Jr? Bench/utility. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. Rusty Arms says:
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    Hi Grey. This would do for me. I would have Desmond slot into SS spot. I give up Tulo and get Piscotty. I waited long enough for Tulo. I think chances are he injuries himself before he snaps out of his non Coors funk. Thoughts please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Piscotty

  112. Pat says:
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    Drop Jhonny Peralta for Pax? I have Suarez and Profar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. Rusty Arms says:
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    Oh yeah. Teheran or Quintana. Both have trouble with wins but I’m in league with QS too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Rusty Arms: Teheran

  114. peacecoast says:
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    glad I dropped C Reed, damn!

    also it’s pretty obvious that Matz should be sat tomorrow right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  115. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    both pineda and nelson dropped, both off waivers tonight. same league you said to drop chen for pineda yesterday. 12 teamer with deep benches and losses added, h2h. have all of
    shoemaker/carrasco/salazar/smyly/chen/reed/nola/gausman/duffy/porcello/walker

    1. who’s ROS better gamble, pineda or nelson
    2. who’s 2nd drop if i can get both (not likely with 10th waiver, much better chance i get neither)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pineda 2. Forget Nelson

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: thought you actually liked jimmer. hmmm.

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Cram It: yeah, this kind of league both of those will be grabbed either by waivers or immediately, i probably only have a 30% or so chance of even getting my first choice with 10th waiver. gotta be under 5% of getting both.

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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              @A Wesley Snipes Life: basically, this is a league where probably at least 8 owners would consider those 2 pitchers guys that simply shouldn’t be dropped. 10 or more SP owned per owner, except for the weirdos who think 6 bench bats (or more) is smart rostering.

  116. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league – Which side?

    J. Upton, Carlos gomez and Jaime Garcia

    or

    Ozuna & K-rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  117. Donb says:
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    Who would you go with as safest option best value 12 points for win

    Sherzer vs mets $11800
    Salazar vs braves $10700
    Peavy @oakland $7200

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  118. The great Knoche says:
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    Just heard An interview with Lenny Dykstra. Should be next up for you on the Podcast.

    He sounds like he is still on drugs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone make it happen! I only need him for 40 seconds

      • The great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: taking odd jobs including being paid for companionship by older women. He probably only needs 40 seconds also.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow

    • peacecoast says:
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      @The great Knoche: Did anyone ask him about Madonna and sperm?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  119. UncleLarryWalker says:
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    Someone offered me Thor for ZoRilla and Jeffress…

    I wanna take it. My gut says I’m being an idiot because he’s hurt. Sway me, please….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor side, not close

  120. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Brock Stewart?

  121. Schwab says:
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    Dynasty question. H2H point based league with 8 teams. Was offered Bryant & belt for Strasburg, Hosmer and Marte. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  122. Jon says:
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    Schoop or Lamb today? Impossible decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  123. Clos says:
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    Hey grey what do you think of my syndergaard, Cody Allen and Ben Zobrist for his taijuan Walker, Strasburg and schoop?

    More realistic to drop Walker and just try to get strasburg and schoop with the 3 I’m offering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Walker

  124. ERad says:
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    Franco has certainly been disappointing – he seems like the kind of player that I’ll never draft again and when he explodes a few years down the line for 35 HR and 100 RBIs – I will forever hold a grudge against him.

    Or maybe it’s me not him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You’re gonna work out fine married

  125. There was so much offense across the board yesterday that I had 12 runs, 14 hits, 5 homers, 14 RBI, and a 1.162 OPS and didn’t gain a single point in the standings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  126. Great White North says:
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    RCL Rank ROS? Boxberger, Colome, Cedeno

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome, Cedeno

  127. Donb says:
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    Safer pitcher that gets more points 12 points for win
    Peavy @oakland
    Brock Stewart @mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  128. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, 3 of/1 dh league. which two of these OF do you like? saunders, melky, mazara, choo and moya.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz, Saunders

  129. Shawn T. says:
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    What kind of pitcher do you think a guy like Adam Duvall could get in a trade? Is Pomeranz too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana? Hamels? Pom’s too low

  130. Cram It says:
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    Baaahhh-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa! Woo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  131. Jammer McSlam says:
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    14team h2h league with OBP. Do you do this deal even with Lamb beasting lately?

    I give:
    Story
    Lamb
    Rich Hill

    I Get
    Springer

    I have Rizzo at 1B, Arenado at 3B, Jose Abreu and Drys Morales on the bench. Plus have turner (hopefully) getting SS soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had no idea

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: they mentioned it in the game last night how keith and him have a connection. They also ran it in the highlights on the MLB crapwork

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          After it went to rain delay, I tortured myself with Archer and missed that stuff

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: watching Archer must be like watching a sit com for you on the Disney channel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s awful and I see it coming from a mile away

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I knew him and keuchel were over their heads last year but this is ridiculous. This is some false pitcphet…yes that’s a poor attempt to portmanteau pitcher and prophet

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Archer didn’t look awful yesterday as his line shows, but had some terrible luck… Obviously, he didn’t just K everyone like last year, so he’s not the same

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: He’s probably hurt from all the sliders he threw last year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah that seems to make the most sense

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @J-FOH: somebody above convinced me he was his father, but grandfather makes more sense.

  132. Q says:
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    Always trying to decode:

    Is “sure” just a little better than Meh? Wondering if there’s any difference between when you actually give a name and when it’s just “sure.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure means I’d do it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he needs the accompanying book to who is grey albright…..understanding grey albright

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only way this’ll work!

        • Q says:
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          @J-FOH: Ha!

  133. Bye Felica says:
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    Can’t believe all of the trade Stanton comments. The guy could hit 30 bombs in the next 3 months. Especially if you held him this long. Now he’s finally hitting the cover off the ball. I’m holding him tight, tighter than Grey’s bear hugs. Anyway…. Who’s the drop for Quintana?
    (Dont know why he’s on waivers 12 team H2H)
    Bauer
    Giolito
    Pomerantz
    Archer
    Harvey
    Greinke
    Cedano (colome replacement)
    Jefferies
    Osuna
    Dyson
    DL Darvish
    DL Colome
    I have Lorenzo hurt (2 DL spots) Plus Greinke is hurt. My teams a mess yall. Good thing the break is near.

    Anyone, stand pat with the hogs I have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha Quintana over Cedeno

  134. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey,
    16-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) roto league

    Who do you like better ROS, Dietrich or Grossman?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Dietrich

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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        @Grey: it’s slim pickings…Who do you like better between Zobrist and Kang for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zobrist

          • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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            @Grey: are Zobrist and Kang close in value for ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not especially

  135. Tyler says:
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    Does Schoop for Quintana seem like a fair swap to you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Sell Syndergaard for Carrasco and Schoop?

    Keeper league 10-teamer.

    Thanks for the write-ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, thanks!

  137. Geo says:
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    Kershaw/C. Seager or Springer for MadBum/Trout? H2H points dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  138. William Hung says:
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    Sonnavabench on Jake Lamb 2 days in a row!!! I am a Toddfather owner and know that when I make the swap on Friday, Toddfather is going to homer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Must have a nice team if you’ve benched Lamb

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: You helped me, so yeah I do

        My 3B is Frazier and my UTIL spot is one of my 4 awesome OFs in Polanco, Marte, Betts, and Blackmon

        Just about everyone in my league is allergic to trading or have delusional trade demands, which I have mentioned here in the past… my one weakness is C where I am rocking a shell of his former self Brian McCann

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @William Hung: Literally in the exact same position, with the same players, except I have Gattis and grabbed Willson, so now I’m trying to trade away one of them (to no avail yet).

          • William Hung says:
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            @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: there are 2 teams in my league who are rocking 2 solid catchers and when I try to trade with either of them, they ask for the moon because to them they have the best players at C so they want like top pitchers or outfielders in return

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, gotcha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: would you do Toddfather for Gattis?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  139. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    ROS Thor or Stras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, hopefully toss up

  140. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Am I crazy to think that my $1 Schoop is a potential back end keeper for my keep-7 league? Looking at his periphs, seems like he’s doing exactly what you thought, but hitting for much better average without TOO much BABIP luck (.340). In the too-soon rankings, do you see him as a top 5 2b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be top 5 2B

  141. Charles says:
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    Please rank the prospects rest of season in h2h:

    Giolito
    Snell
    Taillon
    Turner
    Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Ralph… No idea who Reed is

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey: Trea Turner, AJ Reed. I guess maybe he doesn’t count as a prospect any more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Reed, Turner, Taillon

  142. peacecoast says:
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    damn J weaver making A reed look silly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: If this was Major League 3 or 4 or whichever one was about the minors with the Quantum Leap dude as the manager, Reed is looking like the Justified baddie who was the top prospect who couldn’t hit diddly in his first cup of big league action

        It’s funny – i dropped Taillon for Reed, but now I’m thinking of swapping back

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bakula! Yeah, I’d go Taillon, better stadium/command, if nothing else

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey@Grey: I meant AJ Reed not the dude on the Reds

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @William Hung: and certainly not the other cody reed on ARI. there’s also about 3 other reeds out there.

  143. Jonah says:
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    Would you trade Archer for Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  144. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Grey and others, I have Colome on the DL. It’s a weekly league but I can make a move now. I have Paxton on reserves and he is $20 at home vs. the O’s and Wilson who is -20 according to son. I also have Miller and Samardzija. Vizcanio is a FA who I could add for possible saves much like my stash of Miller for the trade deadline. I’m in first but need saves and wins. Tough call, but start Paxton, pick up Viz, drop alphabet soup and get Viz, and start Pax. Currently have alphabet in starting lineup. Damn. Thanks for reading. Love this site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Samard for Viz

  145. Joe says:
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    Glasnow or Rodon in a dynasty ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  146. Jon Snow says:
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    Would you trade Springer and Samardzjia for Scherzer? Team is as follows:

    Russel Martin
    Myers
    Kinsler
    Machado
    Bryant
    Springer
    Marte
    Duavl
    Hererra
    Heyward
    Villar
    Dozier

    Price
    Kluber
    Samardzjia
    Maeda
    Nola
    Conley
    Cody Reed
    Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jon Snow says:
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        @Grey:

        What if it was Spring, Samarzjia, Nola for Scherzer Maybin and Aj Reed?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Jon Snow: no

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer side

  147. SteveNZ says:
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    Awesome, Osuna going for the Foreclosed-Kazaam combo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Not funny!

        You just know if it was a save app he’d have thrown a perfect inning.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @SteveNZ: Closers almost always blow up in the good ole NON – save situation…ug..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know what’s hilarious? I picked up Daniel Hudson and he gave up 3 runs…That’s hilarious!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I picked up Brad Hand yesterday, who hadn’t given up a run since the 18th…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good times!

  148. Donb says:
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    Tim Anderson vs nolaso and Abreu or Napoli

    Corey Seager vs guerra, freeman vs Salazar or Lind vs tailon

    Which combo you think has higher ceiling lower floor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Abreu

  149. Kk says:
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    I don’t understand how Red Sox got shut out?
    And hittertron faded all Red Sox vs Matt Moore.. Any reason ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Question for Rudy on the Hittertron

  150. Too Many Choices says:
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    Right now I have a lot of outfielders and need some pitching. I have Marte, Cruz, Upton, Polanco and eventually J.D Martinez. My bench has Valencia, Reddick, Khris Davis, and Gomez. I need pitching and there are a lot of under performing top pitchers: Archer, Harvey, Price and others. Which pitchers would you try to trade for and who would you offer?
    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia and Upton for Harvey?

  151. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Me and Cram are going out for some Lamb tonight! BAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  152. Kk says:
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    Ramos vs verret or McCann vs nick martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  153. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Ugh Sanchez looked great in Colorado….feel stupid for sitting him with that gb%

    Start Puig @ Guerra or Belt @ Manaea?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Sucks but you made the right move benching him…I’d go Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  154. Brett says:
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    Current staff j fer Salazar cueto price joe Ross Nola giolitto taillon Urias will Harris rondon dyson

    League has category for holds and another for saves. Would you cut taillon or Nola for matt bush? Don’t think I can cut giolitto until I see what happens with him. Or do I go with no holds guys for the moment?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brett: If not a keeper I’d lose Urias..His season is basically done….If Keeper I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  155. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    14 team dynasty with slugging over HR’s and OBP over AVG.
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B castro
    SS villar
    3B frazier
    OF (3) stanton/c.davis/cespedes
    util ozuna
    BN reddick/gattis/reed
    NA arcia
    SP carrasco/carmart/salazar/hammel/odorizzi/smyly/pineda/j.garcia/hill/davies
    RP (3 slots) madson/cishek/vizcaino
    DL darvish/wood
    got an offer of my reed for V2. with this roster hold or go?
    other possible options i could target with reed are rodon/archer a package for thor, and contreras. if it’s a hold good idea to target any of them?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Reed doesn’t really have a spot on your roster right now so he’s movable…but V2 wouldn’t be the guy to move him for..Rodon seems to make sense to me though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Thor, wouldn’t take VV

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: kinda what i thought, V2 not enough. clearly thor is too much straight up, i’d have to throw back a SP. are carrasco/salazar/darvish the only ones that are too much for thor, or are there others (carmart maybe)?

        also
        2. is rodon enough for him (like jef said)

        probably should’ve mentioned, it’s roto with 1500 max innings (so some Bn bats actually makes sense, i’m on pace for hitting innings and can still bench bad starts, like i haven’t used davies yet, odorizzi on road ever, smyly at all lately etc)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t think Darvish is too much… 2. Maybe

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: wait, i meant reed PLUS one of any of my pitchers not named darvish/carrasco/salazar. are you saying darvish + reed isn’t too much for thor (would’ve thought darvish/thor close to each other for dynasty)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Darvish/Reed is not too much for Thor…If you’re not feeling it, don’t do it

              • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                @Grey: just wanted to make sure you meant reed + darvish for thor, rather than just darvish for thor (the 2nd being completely obvious)

  156. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12team 5×5 roto

    Would you trade Belt and DeGrom/Kluber for Cruz and C-mart? Instead of Belt I could offer Valencia or Khrush. But, I need power and am #1 in average so thought Belt would be best. That HR streak we are waiting on from Cruz has me intrigued.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair with Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  157. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
    Bench: (McCullers, Paxton, Pineda, Duffy, Rodon/streamer)

    Update: I’m up by 36 pts right now with Salazar pitching now and I’ll be at 4/12 starts for the week. My opponent will be at 6/12 starts after he streams Volquez @STL tonight? Looks like he’ll still have Maeda @MIL, Wright vs. LAA, Wainwright vs. MIL, Ventura @PHI and maybe Kershaw vs. COL? His streams haven’t gone too well but I know he’ll keep throwing guys out there and he’ll probably end up going over the limit on Sunday…

    With that said, we had originally planned to use 7 more starts heading into Sunday 7/3 (so I’d be at 11 total) however McCullers was skipped and Kennedy was claimed offer waivers… only the 5 asterisk marked starts are left so is it worth picking up and streaming one or two more guys out of the following or even use different starts? One catch is that if you think there’s another worthwhile option on 6/30 then I’d have to drop someone other than Pineda or Rodon for that stream and I was trying not to drop Duffy?… Otherwise I plan to stream out of only Rodon’s spot after tomorrow because Pineda is worth holding right?

    6/30
    Pineda vs. TEX (20.7)*
    Carrasco @TOR (17.7)*
    Chen @ATL (16.6)
    Matz @CHN (15.4)
    Walker vs. BAL (12.2)
    Rodon vs. MIN (10.6)*
    G. Gonzalez vs. CIN (10.7)
    Leake vs. KC (8.7)

    7/1
    Eovaldi @SD (17.6)
    Stroman vs. CLE (3.4)
    Fiers vs. CHA (7.7)

    7/2
    Paxton vs. BAL (20.8)*
    Duffy @PHI (16.8)*
    Corbin vs. SF (7.2)
    Snell vs. DET (0.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Pineda, no reason to do anything else until you see how 6/30 plays out

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word big bird!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  158. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Lorenzo Cain is in the DL, and I need a replacement. My choices are:

    Naquin
    Reynolds
    Valencia
    Moss
    Jose Ramirez

    who should I grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey thanks

  159. Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers says:
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    Bautista or Upton ROS in OBP and SLG league…. I guess “neither” is a valid option too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

      • Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks…. what if it was Bautista vs Ozuna and Hamals?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  160. Derrick says:
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    Frazier for Salazar. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, it’s fair

  161. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Looked at schedule saw my Kluber and Bauer up against the Braves. NICE!

    Looked at my opponents schedule today. He has Salazar and Carrasco. Not nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  162. Dan says:
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    Is Duvall for Villar fair? I have a lot of power and no room for Duvall, wonder if Villar’s owner would be willing to make the move… Unless you like Duvall more ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Dan says:
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        My roster is…

        Rizzo
        Dozier
        Arenado
        Story
        Springer
        Trumbo
        Chris Davis
        Schoop
        Lamb
        Duvall

        Just to confirm, anyone else you’d try to move first? Unlikely he’d go for Schoop, Lamb or Dozier unfortunately.

        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, Duvall

  163. Yumibop says:
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    Grey – got an offer for Bumgarner with N. Cruz coming back. also have the option of trading Cueto for Trumbo.

    any preference?

    my pitching is solid. i need rbis.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  164. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Thor for Goldy?

    • Luke says:
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      Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. nick the dick says:
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    They’re playing a bunch of Carbonaros you’ve prob never seen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, bad time for me

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Friggin’ West Coast!

  166. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    Schoop or Carrasco in a deep 15-team AL only dynasty league? To me, it seems fair dependent on needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  167. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Adam Duvall or Khris Davis now and ROS?

    • Rot slow says:
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      @Bobbo: both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  168. Rot slow says:
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    Someone dropped A. Gonz and shoemaker. My pitching staff needs help..

    Do I drop Matt Adams or reed for one of the two guys dropped. Or do I just drop Guerra for shoemaker and hold the other two. I have too many bats on my bench. I can start 3 OF and 2Util. I have Trout, Marte, Polanco, Kris Davis, Duvall, Story, Justin Upton and Whoever is not playing first(Reed or Adams). My closers also sucked and I never won saves so I dropped them all. I only have Robertson. I am trying to trade him, should I cut him and keep Guerra.

    • Rot slow says:
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      @Rot slow: sorry… 6×6 head to head. OPS and QS

      • Rot slow says:
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        @Rot slow: 10 man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams for Shoemaker

  169. SteveNZ says:
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    All that silent cursing of Frazier pays off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Jeez, Robertson getting foreclosed too.

  170. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    guessing go contra to SON (who likes nolasco more, both today and next time, and probably all the time) and drop nolasco for norris in AL only h2h? some reports are that norris won’t get more starts , but i don’t know who else is getting them. SON has norris behind nolasco in both starts by at least 8 each.

  171. Big league choo says:
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    12 team ops keep 10, I’m leading runs/hrs/rbis but my pitching is a mess

    My villar (10$), myers (12$), osuna (12$) for his

    C seager (26$), degrom ($30), Maeda (6$)

  172. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h 3 keepers
    I give Lester, Rondon, and my second pick next year for Stanton and Segura. It would be an upgrade at SS since I currently have tim anderson and addison russell. thoughts?

    • Bobbo says:
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      @Bobbo: Lol, and obviously Stanton ain’t bad…

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Bobbo: He actually wants Scherzer not Lester. So Scherzer, Rondon and my 2nd pick for Stanton and Segura. Trying to work him down to my 3rd pick but we’ll see. I am in first with a good chance to win it this year. Plus Stanton is a keeper so I would keep Donaldson, Marte, and Stanton..

  173. William Hung says:
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    Anyone still hanging on to A.J. Reed? I have only seen 2 ABs from him and they were both Ks, today’s against Weaver was just ugly as he waved helplessly at Weaver’s offspeed low and outside

    I think I gotta roll with him for a week before moving on – or until a closer becomes available

  174. herschel says:
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    dy-son-wish-he-was-on-my-bench

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @herschel: @FrankGrimes Shit, I hadn’t even seen his line yet. I have Street on both and Dyson on one of ’em team. yay

  175. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Man, Street has been horrizable. Beyond time for me to pull the plug, I imagine. This is a Supreme example of how the “but he’s a closer” argument can just keep me hangin’ on.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: said Tolleson owners earlier this season

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @William Hung: Oh, I’m not saying there haven’t been others with bad spots. It was also spoken by Cingrani owners at times, at least when I had him. Street hasn’t been worth a spot for a much longer period for me. I’d guess since freaking mid-April (no research done on that date, but that feels right).

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: i got osuna/dyson/allen today in most important league, and casilla yesterday, have destroyed my huge ERA lead from porcello/salazar.

  176. FrankGrimes says:
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    I hate fucking closers!

  177. Scott says:
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    OMG, it’s the Closerpocalypse!

  178. William Hung says:
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    To end the roll of closer posts, but continue the “hate” theme, I am going to throw out managers who bat their best hitter 6th in the lineup – cause that makes a whole lot of f’n sense

  179. Scott says:
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    Osuna, Dyson, and Shawn “when is Pap back” Kelley

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Scott: i got that beat in my bigger money league, osuna/casilla/dyson/allen. allen wasn’t bad, but had a run. casilla/osuna allowed a BUNCH of runs in non save sit, dyson in a save sit.

  180. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Weekly Points league.

    No penalty for Ks

    Pick two ROS

    Jhonny, Baez, Semien

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