Since there was only one game this week and players haven’t been able to get hot or cold or humid, this Buy/Sell is going to be slightly different.  This Buy/Sell includes players that are owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Okay, that’s not different for the Sells, but it does change the Buys.   “Hello?  No, not trying to change them, I’m talking about B-U-Y-S.  Thanks, you too!”  That was GLAAD calling me about potential insensitivity.  I have not triggered anyone in almost three days, unless you count that fisherman I saw with a pipe that I called “Hipster Popeye.”  As I mentioned in my top 100 for the 2nd half of 2018 fantasy baseball, my biggest Buy of the 2nd half is Brian Dozier.  He’s about to come on in the 2nd half like he’s Mickey Maris in 1927 with Barry Bonds’s personal trainer.  For the 2nd half, I gave Dozier the projections of 44/17/47/.274/5 in 265 ABs.  Every single year he attacks the 2nd half like a shark attacks a tourist floating on a side beef.  Hey, tourists, don’t float on a side of beef!  That is rule number one.  Literally all rules in the world come after that rule.  You absolutely should buy Dozier, and on the pronto.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Francisco Mejia – Traded to the Padres for Brad Hand and…a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh…Cimber.  The lion sleeps tonight!  Or is that The Lion King?  Or is it Andres Galarraga?  Or am I confusing my big cats?  This was a solid trade for the Padres, in real life, but, for fantasy, Mejia had seven homers this year and a .279 average.  I’d buy Mejia in NL-Only and keeper leagues, but you can ignore for now in mixed leagues.

Anthony Rizzo – I leaned heavily on our Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell Tool for this post.  (Hehe, I said tool.  That’s almost as funny as duty.  Hehe, I said duty.  *mimes stopping an orchestra like I’m a conductor*  Okay, I’m serious again.)  To see guys who should be better from this point forward, you want it to sort by ROS$ minus STD$.  To see Sells, click that until it reverses.  Any hoo!  Rizzo has hit 31+ homers four straight years.  Rizzo and homers are synonymous like rice pudding and vanilla lattes are cinnamonous.  Right now, his line drives are way up and his fly balls are down, but his track record says that will flip in the 2nd half and he will hit more balls in the air and out of the park.  Plus, Wrigley is a launching pad in the summer humidity.  HR to the Rizzo, for shizzle, my hizzo, and wizzle again or my straw is not a swizzle.

Manny Machado – Traded to the Dodgers for more prospects than I thought the Orioles would get, but not enough prospects silence Orioles fans from saying, “That’s all?”  In Los Angeles, it’s Mannywood 2: The Manny Not Starring Vin Diesel.  In Hollywood, it’s typical to not include “Not Starring Vin Diesel” in every title, as it’s assumed, but when saying The Manny, it’s good to point out the obvious.  Instead of Mannywood 2, I prefer Mannywood: 2018.  Speaking of which, I didn’t really understand Blade Runner 2049, was I supposed to see the first 2,048 Blade Runners?  That seems excessive.  Mannywood 2 is one of those sequels that’s completely recast and they pretend the first one never happened.  It’s the ultimate remake actually, according to Ebert.  He always said instead of remaking good films, Hollywood should remake bad films, and make them better.  Well, Manny Machado, here’s your chance to make LA forget Manny Ramirez ever happened!  Imagine, not Ron Howard’s film company, if Machado plays for a week with the Dodgers and then is busted for PEDs.  I would cackle so loud the people Elon Musk sent to live on Mars would hear me.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday–Wait, I’m in the middle of a post.  I went over Manny Machado in the top 100 for the 2nd half, and nothing changes for him.  I was already assuming he was being traded when I wrote up his projections.  You didn’t really think I projected him for nearly the same number of runs as his 1st half with 20 less games while staying on the O’s, did you?  I mean, he was taking selfies with Matt Kemp at the All-Star Game, fer Criss Angel’s sake.  I will say this about trades, they don’t always work out as you assume they will, and then Machado underwhelms and, well, look at the Yankees.  Giancarlo has been solid, but did he become incredibly better in a stacked lineup?

Eric Hosmer – Here’s an interesting one (who am I kidding, they’re all interesting — they’ve been touched by Grey!).  Hosmer’s HR/FB% is nearly equal to last year’s number and his hard contact is way up, so he should have more homers this year, but they’re down because his fly balls are down.  Assuming he hits more fly balls, homers will come back in a big way this 2nd half.  Also, Petco may not be the best hitting park, but he’s coming from Kauffman, so park factors aren’t, uh, factor.

Dee Gordon – More on Gordon below.  I promise.

Yoenis Cespedes – One thing we can always trust is the Mets hitters being solid–Shoot, I just realized I was reading that in The Upside Down.  Barb, is that you?  Obviously, you might get nothing from Yoenis, or at least nothing more than you can get from someone like, say, Steven Souza or Stephen Piscotty or guys not named Stephen like Randal Grichuk.  Cespedes’ upside is worth the cheap buy to see if he can salvage his season.

Bryce Harper – Baseball is such a great game because it has more to do with what is going on between someone’s ears than any other sport.  Sure, you can get the yips in basketball for free throws, but, worst case scenario, you can just dunk.  In football, let’s be frank, what’s going on between someone’s ears is the biggest concern for any sport, but more about after they retire from football.  Golf has a lot to do with the mental aspect of the game, but is golf a sport?  With baseball, I’d contend the less one thinks, the better off they are.  Muscle memory is where it’s at, yo.  This is all that’s holding Bryce back.  He just needs to forget everything and hit the ball.  If he can do that, he can have the biggest 2nd half of any player.

Willie Calhoun – Think Calhoun is the biggest call-up left when you consider amount of time he could see in the majors.  Then again, the Rangers have cruised into last place in their division while thinking it’s more important to get Ryan Rua at-bats, so who knows if Calhoun is ever called up.

Anthony Swarzak – All of the SAGNOF buys from my last Buy/Sell are still applicable.  The Mets are talking about getting rid of Familia, which would put Swarzak or Gsellman in the closer role.  My money’s on Swarzak even if he sounds like a name that would be censored in Der Spiegel.

Jordan Hicks – I just gave you my Jordan Hicks fantasy.  It was written while listening to 03 Greedo and trying to figure out how you say his name.  “Zero Three Greedo?”

Kirby Yates – The biggest beneficiary of the Hand trade.  Though, Terry Francona is a close runner-up because now he can bust out his, “Talk to the Hand” jokes.  Yates could easily be a top 7 closer in the 2nd half.

Pedro StropCubs’ closer Brandon Morrow hit the DL with biceps inflammation.  Last time he hit the DL due to putting on his pants wrong; this time he put a headband around his arm.  I’m dying for the Queer Eye episode of Brandon Morrow when he gets a makeover and ends up in a body cast.  I’d grab Strop (who got the save last night), Steve Cishek then Carl Edwards Jr., in that order.

Robbie Ray – His K/9 is 13.6.  Throw out everything else you know about him this year and that alone is worth a cheap buy.  Do I trust him to turn around his whole season?  Does a bear wipe its butt after it craps in the woods?  No, it doesn’t (that I know of, I’m afraid if I Google “bears pooping” I might get on some kind of watchlist).

Nathan Eovaldi – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to AOL to see if they’re bringing back AIM.

Carlos Rodon – This is also a Stream-o-Nator call.  “I met a nice man on AIM who was telling me about his marriage to Tawny Kitaen.”

SELL

Madison Bumgarner – As I alluded to in the top 100 for the 2nd half, Bumgarner’s peripherals are kinda gnarly.  Without his name value and track record, I’m not sure I would’ve even ranked him in the top 100.  That’s talking about his pitching track record, by the by, not his track record at his local dirt bike course.  His K/9 is 7.4, his walk rate is 3.1 and his xFIP is 4.29.  If I put those numbers behind Jon Lester’s name, they wouldn’t feel out of place.  I’d look at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and see what I could get for him, I wouldn’t trade him for a previously worn head-kerchief by Axl Rose.

Stephen Strasburg – He was in the last Buy, Sell, Hold video in the top 100 for the 2nd half.  Not saying to trade him for a ticket to see a church group’s revival of Della Reese’s Grits & Determination at her gravesite, but you should explore options before the clock strikes, “Oh crap.”

Cody AllenBrad Hand will definitely see some saves vs. lefties, and Allen is just more vulnerable.  By the by, vulnerable doesn’t mean able to vulner, if you’re trying to find a good spin here.

Dee Gordon – “Okay, Imma let you finish, but you have Dee Gordon as a Buy and Sell.  Good joke, Grey, but I’m not laughing very much.”  Yeah, I know I put Gordon as both a Buy and a Sell.  I did that to show that a lot of trades are needs-based at this point.  Do you needs yourself some steals?  Then buy him!  Do you not needs no steals or grammar books?  Then sell him!  If I could gain three or more points in steals without losing points in power, I’d make some pretty ridiculous trades to acquire Gordon.  Same goes for Billy Hamilton, Michael Taylor, Tim Anderson or anyone else that didn’t get the memo titled, “No One Steals Anymore.”

Matt Kemp – Betting on a guy to suddenly get hurt seems to never work out.  See, my Sell on Just Dong Martinez earlier this year.  Do I still think Just Dong will get hurt at some point?  Yeah, I do.  He never stays healthy.  What does this have to do with Kemp?  Mr. Palindrome says, “Not a ton.”  I was able to work Just Dong in the Sell though!  Last year, Kemp battled some injuries, but not a lot in the few years prior to that.  This is more about BABIP and rest of the season projections.  Everyone projects him for 10 HRs, zero steals and a .270 average.  If he does that, we’re talking about a guy who is putting up John Hicks-type numbers.  Can check the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see about possible trades.  I wouldn’t trade him for handful of Olay hand lotion placed in your hand by a man in a trench coat, but I would explore options.

  1. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Prima Nocta!

    I’m first! Just like when I bedded Tehol’s betrothed on their opening night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Squat Cobblers: How many were in that bed tho? Not an exclusive 1 then

  2. Vote says:
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    8 teams. I have too many 2b but it’s hard to drop a rizzo, dozier or albies.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Vote: No way you wood drop any of them. I vote you try and trade one for what you need to help you win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vote: Agree with MP

  3. Simsbad says:
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    I’m in 7th 2.5 games out of 6th (Top 6 make playoffs). After this weekend I only have 3 more weeks before playoffs. The current week I’m in is close in every CAT but losing 1-8-1 (standings are recorded 1-8-1 not 0-1).

    Getting to the point. I made what I thought was an aggressive attempt to pick up an explosive player by trading away Freddie Freeman and Mazar for Trea Turner and ERod. I currently shifted Gurriel to 1B, Molina at C, Altuve still at 2B, TT at SS, Suarez at 3B, my OFs Rosario, Cespedes, Tucker, and my UTIL is Cruz and either Anderson or Bird. (Wire candidates I’ll play around with that last UTIL spot would be players like Santana, Puig, Garcia, Souza, Lamb, Happ, etc.,)

    I’ve had this idea to chase down explosive players since we only have 3 weeks left. Trying to move Rosario for Harper and Suarez for Hoskins. I could offer Altuve and Cruz to the Goldy/Dozier owner. Also trying to move or hold Anderson in my bench. not dropping him for free. Am I over thinking it or am I hitting the spot on some of this? One big thing about the Twins is they have two series against Cleveland and one against Boston these next 3 weeks.

    After all my short replies/questions I felt you were ready for a bigger one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simsbad: ” Rosario for Harper and Suarez for Hoskins” I don’t follow

      • Simsbad says:
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        @Grey: I was saying I could try to approach each of the owners of Harper and Hoskins and try to flip (most likely package with a pitcher) Rosario for Harper and Suarez for Hoskins. Both owners are not working with me currently though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  4. Mike says:
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    As always, solid read. Love the buy/sell column!

    I’m in a 10 team, 4 player keeper. I’m in first with a nice little lead on everyone. I’ve been told that my team could win a title as is, but I think I need to tinker with it. Below is the roster:

    Bats- Contreras, aguliar, albies, muncy, Escobar, Dee Gordon, trout, Harper, Springer, mccutchen, hosmer, Segura, Soto and gelyber

    Arms- Kershaw, Verlander, thor, madbum, Paxton, Nola, manana, matz, Zimmerman (who I’m planning on dropping) vizcanio (also have minter for saves right now) hader, Blake Parker, Victor arano

    I’ve got an offer on the table where I trade Springer and Paxton and get Manny. I’m also pondering flipping muncy or aguliar for a high-end closer.

    Thoughts? Am I trying to move too much and not get enough in return or should I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! I’d take Machado

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Great buy!!

    a. Am in front in steals (about 20 to spare ahead of 2nd place). Can you name like 5 HR hitters whom I should target (in order, please) as a trade?

    b. Uschi’s (my wife’s friend) son (Wolfgang) is coming over soon. They are leaving me in charge of their dog Sammy in my charge. He’s a little old but he’s still really smart. Will let you know how it goes. Normally it would be my son but he went to summer camp.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for July 20

    Thirty years ago I was delivering a memorized lecture every night, and every night I had to help myself with a page of notes to keep from getting myself mixed. The notes consisted of beginnings of sentences, and were eleven in number, and they ran something like this:
    “IN THAT REGION THE WEATHER–”
    “AT THAT TIME IT WAS A CUSTOM–”
    “BUT IN CALIFORNIA ONE NEVER HEARD–”
    Eleven of them. They initialed the brief divisions of the lecture and protected me against skipping. But they all looked about alike on the page; they formed no picture; I had them by heart, but I could never with certainty remember the order of their succession; therefore I always had to keep those notes by me and look at them every little while. Once I mislaid them; you will not be able to imagine the terrors of that evening. I now saw that I must invent some other protection. So I got ten of the initial letters by heart in their proper order–I, A, B, and so on–and I went on the platform the next night with these marked in ink on my ten finger-nails. But it didn’t answer. I kept track of the fingers for a while; then I lost it, and after that I was never quite sure which finger I had used last. I couldn’t lick off a letter after using it, for while they would have made success certain it would also have provoked too much curiosity. There was curiosity enough without that. To the audience I seemed more interested in my fingernails than I was in my subject; one or two persons asked me afterward what was the matter with my hands.
    It was now that the idea of pictures occurred to me; then my troubles passed away. In two minutes I made six pictures with a pen, and they did the work of the eleven catch-sentences, and did it perfectly. I threw the pictures away as soon as they were made, for I was sure I could shut my eyes and see them any time. That was a quarter of a century ago; the lecture vanished out of my head more than twenty years ago, but I could rewrite it from the pictures–for they remain.
    The first one is a haystack–below it a rattlesnake–and it told me where to begin to talk ranch-life in Carson Valley. The second one told me where to begin the talk about a strange and violent wind that used to burst upon Carson City from the Sierra Nevadas every afternoon at two o’clock and try to blow the town away. The third picture, as you easily perceive, is lightning; its duty was to remind me when it was time to begin to talk about San Francisco weather, where there IS no lightning–nor thunder, either–and it never failed me.

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Dee for Khris Davis? Cruz? Ozuna? B. Good Luck! C. Nice!

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Duh, sorry my brain must still be in flight-mode! In ‘a’ above, meant sell Dee Gordon for which 5 HR hitters. Again, in order please!

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man!

        Hope Aspen was good.

        Sammy is 90 in dog years! He has eye and ear problems (can’t hear or see well) and has had hip surgery! Trying to make probably his last year as enjoyable as possible.

        Question? Would you start Flaherty in a 5X5 RCL tonight versus the Cubs? The way they destroyed C-Mart last night, I’m leaning no.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw…Dog’s are the best tho! I’d sit Flaherty

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Thanks, man. How many times a day do dogs at his age need to take a walk? My wife says once in the morning, once around 1 PM or so and then once in the evening. I say more than that. How many times is sufficient in your opinion?

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              4 times, morning, afternoon, after dinner, before bed

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’ve got a life in your hands now!

  7. Don says:
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    As always, a great write up, Gray.

    I was just offered his Stanton for my Machado straight up in a h2h league and auto accepted it. Such is my skepticism that Machado’s offense suffers from the move to the NL West.

    In my big money roto league I was just offered his Freeman and Mike Folty for my Machado. What do you think of that? I’m first overall in the league by 10+ points mainly because I’m first or second on every offensive category except SBs. This trade leaves me weak in MI, but I know the guy who owns Tim Anderson is shopping him around. I await the Lothario’s advice.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Don:
      I keep Manny, as I would have done in the other trade, just my 2 euros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Not sure why you’re doing these deals… They’re fair tho

  8. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the awesome write up Gray,

    Strop or Hicks?

    Thanks!

  9. JC says:
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    Thank you!
    Plse rank Andrew Suarez, Eovaldi, Rodon & Trevor Cahill
    Thanks. Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: I’d look at SON, that rank is fine

  10. brett says:
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    In a roster crunch. 12 team daily 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. We use qs instead of wins. We can keep 5 $260 auction budget. Drafted players have 2 more years to keep at current price while FA can be kept for only their faab bid or $5 which ever is more. I denoted pick ups with an *

    Current roster
    C empty
    1b freeman 28
    2b Allies 5
    Ss Baez 13
    3b Machado 34
    Ci Hoskins Can’t be kept
    Mi Moncada 15
    Of Benitendi 11
    Of Marte 20
    Of Bellinger Can’t be kept
    Of Schwarber 16
    Of Acuna 17
    Util Tucker 6*
    B Guerrero 5*
    B Torres 14*
    DL Ramos 5*
    DL Devers 21

    Sp Snell 3
    Sp Clevinger 2
    Sp Tailon 7
    Sp Flaherty 5*
    Sp Seranthony 5*
    P Kela 2
    P Cody Allen 8
    P Boxberger 3
    Rp Hader 5*
    Rp Yates 5*
    B Osuna 5*
    B Buehler 5*
    DL Yu 23*

    I’m struggling on roster moves. Currently in first. I am in first in all hitting categories and do well in most pitching categories except quality starts. I’m in second in saves and have a question.

    My hope is to move vlad for someone who may be selling in August for a keeper at $5 next year, but there is a cost having a guy in the minors in a daily league. I have Osuna to see how the trade deadline impacts me as Box, Yates, Kela and Seranthony could all be impacted and I don’t know the impact on Allen yet. I’m trying to do a 2 for 1 but if I can’t my roster will freeze once Devers and Torres are activated. My first question is who would you activate between Torres and Devers and who would you keep stashed in your dl spot? My second question is, both Hosmer and JA Happ were cut. Would you cut anyone on my roster for either of these guys? Both are also now $5 keepers for just next year.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Activated Gleyber, Happ over Flaherty, Hosmer over Schwarber, move Hosmer to CI, Hoskins to OF

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: Would you pick Hosmer over Vlad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Brett says:
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            @Grey: grey with my roster above would you trade Schwarber and Taillon fir severino

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  11. Phil Rizutto is Alive!!! says:
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    Hey Grey
    Great stuff as always. Any thoughts on CMart? I’m thinking he is not really healthy. Thanks.

  12. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Drop Melancon or Hicks?

  13. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    I’m finished for this year so looking toward next year in a keeper league. $260, 6×6 w/OBP instead of average.
    Which do you think is the better guy to have for the next 2 years:
    Acuna $13 or Tatis $2

  14. The Great Knoche says:
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    Marco Gonzales or Flaherty ROS?

  15. The PANIC room says:
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    Nervous about the Jo-Ma situation in St. Louis. If he doesn’t get moved by the deadline would you consider dropping?

  16. Flyin’ Bryin’ says:
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    ROS Musgrove or Eovaldi

  17. Two HICKS questions this morning, please. The first is simple. Jordan HICKS over the Tribe’s part time saver Hand? AND, need to activate Gary Sanchez. John HICKS has been solid in his place , & with C/1B eligibility, he could sub for Gary when rested. Would you drop either Healy (was hoping to see him optimistically on Grey’s list above.), or even Gallo (who’s sub .200 AVG is no longer a joke); & keep Hicks? Healy & Gallo are both on pace for around 40 HRs & on above average hitting clubs; so its hard to drop either for the overachieving Tiger. I also own Aaron Hicks, but dont have a question about him. But worth factoring in, because having three Hickses would amuse me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Drop John Hicks, and Jordan over Hand

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey. Happy weekend!

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    With Eflin on the mend, do you hold him or drop for one of the following:

    Duffy
    Heaney
    Eovaldi
    Peralta

  19. Robert says:
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    Drop Hand for – Rondon, Yates or Hicks?

    • knucks says:
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      @Robert: Yates for me. But if these guys are all still available right now, you might still be able to scoop the others if something changes. In my leagues, I’d be owning them all. Figure out a way. Must be a shallow bench situation though. Good luck!

    • Grey

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      @Robert: Agree with knucks

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    Would you drop either Minter or Yates for Hicks? Thanks and welcome back. You were missed.

  21. DonnieB says:
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    Or hold?

  22. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Looking toward next year in a keeper league. $260, 6×6 OBP not avg. Who do you think is the better keepr for the next 2 years;
    Acuna $13 or Tatis $2
    Thanks

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    Looking to toughen up for 2nd half in yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, h2h, non-keeper:
    I am 5-8-2 in saves, 6-9 in ERA, 3rd place 13 games out of first.
    1B: Desmond/Rizzo/Dietrich
    OF: Stanton/Bryant/McCutchen/Pollock/Tucker/Puig on DL/Dietrich
    RP:Boxberger/Rendon/Seranthony Dominguez/Soria

    Three options…
    A) Should I trade My Rhys Hoskins for His Kenley Jansen? (Jansen owner is in 2nd place)
    B) Or will I be okay? Just started slowly collecting waiver closers
    C) Drop any of those closers for Waiver pickups: Yates/Tepera/Herrera

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hepcat13: Why trade for a closer when you have a few options for free? I think you should be fine with those guys, but you could pick up Yates. Hoskins is 1B/OF right? Don’t know how many OF’s you have to start but could maybe drop Mccutch or Tucker or an SP or some other bench player since you didn’t list who they are.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It:
        Agree with Cram.

          • Mex says:
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            @knucks:
            I preemptively agree with Grey who is going to agree with Cram.

            • knucks says:
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              @Mex: Is this like when people pay it forward at the Drive-thru window? Except none of us get free Filet o’ Feesh…

  24. Christopher W. Coriell says:
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    What’s up Grey! Brandon Crawford or Dejong, ROS? Thanks brotha

  25. SK says:
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    Way to come out the break firing, Grey!!

    5×5, H2H, – would you drop C.Allen for Yates? The Trade Analyzer says ‘no’, but I’m not completely sure.

    Thanks….have a great weekend!!

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      @SK: Allen’s still the closer (unless he’s hurt), even with Hand. Allen’s got WAY too long of a leash. However, Hand’s going to serve as the Andrew Miller guy of ’18. They’re going to try to reinvent what they did a few years ago and try to carry a dominant BP into the playoffs and try to end the game after the 6th. Yates is good, but he could also be traded today.

      • SK says:
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        @c: Thanks, c….I appreciate it.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @SK:
          agree with c.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SK: Hold, you too!

  26. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Grey, thanks for the read, This week was probably a nice respite for you but I’ve been itchin for some games and some write ups, so thanks for the hit….

    Question about said write up – your last two buys- Rodon and Eovaldi , i assume are not second half buys but simply what they have going on today? Im trying to plan my pitcher streams for next week. Streamonator has me putting numbers on paper all over the place. But check this for me- Sonnny Gray (v TB $22.8) Zack Wheeler( v SD 22.1 and @ Pit -2.3,_ Nick Tropeano (CWS $21.4 !!! seriously? wow) Felix Pena (CWS 18.5 (against Rodon btw) and then there Domingo German (your fav, I know) – i wont bother with the pricing (its high against TB)

    If you want to pick two pitchers to stream for next week from that list where do you go? I still cant seem to bring myself to trust Sonny, thanks for your input

    John

    The streamonator might be too awesome- information overload

    • Cram It says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: Stream-o-nator calls meant they are buys just for that start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: They’re streamers, based on Streamonator

  27. MB says:
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    Drop Hand and Joe Jimenez? or hold to see how closing shakes out.

    Could pick up k tucker, kiermeir, gardner as bench bats…
    or could pick up eovaldi, bundy, pomeranz as extra starter.

    Thoughts?
    Glad to have ya back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Go w/ Eovaldi, Jimenez

  28. brett says:
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    Tailon or Clevenger in a QS league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @brett:
      Clevinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Agree with MP

  29. Lindorphins says:
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    How would your outlook/projections change for Dozier if he’s traded (e.g. to the Brewers, as has been rumored)? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lindorphins: Depends where he goes dontcha think? Brewers would be better.

  30. Big Ticket says:
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    Would you drop Greene or Vizcaino for Yates?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Big Ticket:
      nope

    • knucks says:
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      @Big Ticket: I would drop my catcher and then figure out something later. He should be owned.

  31. Saints says:
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    Hay Grey great stuff,
    i would really like to see some Buy/Sell stuff from the dynasty side of things. (not prospects already MLB Players). Is there something planned soon ?
    If not can you throw some names out who you think could get it going in the next year(s) and some who could fall of the cliff ?

  32. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 team points league. Who replaces Wilson Ramos for the time being? Suzuki Barnhart Gomes chirinos or hedges?? Thanks

  33. Lubes says:
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    Happy second half!

    5×5 w/ obp league- which of my bench guys do I drop for Jordan Hicks?
    -Bell
    -Beltre
    -Reddick (been platooning him vs RHP only)
    -Leonys

    All categories are close, but runs is the tightest.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lubes: Beltre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubes: Agree with Cram

  34. Cram It says:
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    Guess who dropped Strop in ‘Perts 2 days before he fell into save opps? The curse continues!

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Dood. That is nuts. I’ve seen you say this at least 5 times this year.

      I’m in 3rd right now in FCL. Gotta fight of OTS, but I think I can finish top 3 if Votto/Hosmer wake up in the 2nd half. Been going with mostly RPs all year. Gotta stream heavily to catch up on innings, but I like were I’m at right now.

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: It’s been more than that! Nice man, first RCL right?

        • knucks says:
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          @Cram It: Yea man, long time listener, first time caller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Sadly, I need to drop my whole pitching staff, it’s the best thing I can do for them

  35. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Carrasco or Morton? Or are both fairly brittle?

    2. Do you foresee any innings limits or fatigue coming for Nola or is he an ace now?

    3. Hendricks for Clevenger or both garbage?

  36. Roma Pizza Stuart Florida says:
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    ROS
    JESSE I’m going to be playing with my WINKER

    OR

    IAN that just HAPPened

  37. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    does MIL understand how lineup setting even works? this is getting weird. having 4 1B options, like 8 OF, trading for and/or using ANY LIVING HUMAN OVER VILLAR (who’s better than ALL of the others), having not close to a playoff caliber SP staff while having their best SP prospect do max 2 inning bursts as a RP…. there’s this neat thing called “trading” wherein you exchange players you have far too many of (1B/OF) for players you actually need (SP). also hader would make a ya know, really good SP as he’s really good.
    good god LOOK at that “rotation” who’s funnier the MIL brass telling it’s fanbase they are trying to compete with:
    miley, davis (HOPE HOPE he comes back), c.anderson, suter, chacin

    or TEX (and it’s MUCH higher budget, supposedly, i guess they can buy a whole lot of tacos or something with all that money they aren’t using) with fatolo, minor, gallardo, martin freakin’ perez but didn’t think signing dervish was better (depending on just how injured he is/was a year ago this might actually be smart, but signing SOMEBODY decent might’ve been better, it’s not like mikolas cost much)

  38. Mex says:
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    14 team, mixed Roto, 1 year keepers

    Been offered my Bauer or Snell for his Harper and Kluber.

    Bauer/Snell both savable for next year…Harper and Kluber are not.

    I’m in 4th place and we’ll within striking distance of first. I’m thinking I have to make the trade , right? But…

    2 questions/concerns:
    1). Which guy should I move?
    2) is Kluber knee injury too much of a risk going forward for the rest of the year.

    Thanks as always.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mex:
      I’d move Snell for Harp and KLub.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mex: Agree with MP

  39. TPain says:
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    Better stash, JHughes, Stammen, or Swarzak? I guess moreover which closer is most likely to get dealt

  40. Schwann says:
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    What type of offers would you throw out for Dozier? His owner hasn’t been biting on initial offers and not sure if he’s worth a Berrios or Cespedes when I have reasonable replacements at 2B anyway

    • Cram It says:
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      @Schwann: Tough to say without knowing your roster or who these “reasonable replacements are”. He might be worth a Berrios or Cespedes depending on your depth.

  41. Luvdarooks says:
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    Should I put in a Faab bid for Mejia over tucker Barnhart in a 5×5 OBP NL only ?
    If yes then how much? ( we get ? to use)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luvdarooks: You get ? to use? I’d go with Mejia, $2 (maybe)

  42. Jon says:
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    Need to drop two: Fulmer, Godley, Jon Gray, DeJong, Daniel Murphy, or Jose Peraza

    5×5 scoring + OBP

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Godley/Fulmer. Although you probably don’t need 3 backup MI’s either. So Peraza an option if you’re not desperate for steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Cram

  43. Matty says:
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    It’s been a tough all-star break. Without much razz content I’ve been trying to learn about options trading. I’ve lost my shirt and will stick with baseball.

    In a 12 team h2h redraft, 5×5 + H, OPS, TB ive been offered J-Upton for my J-Abreu. Projection-wise they’re about a push, so my calculation comes down to this: Muncy will need to slide into 1B for me in this scenario- do you trust the swing update? Will he continue to perform?

    Thanks a bunch. Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Hahaha… I’d take Upton, you too!

  44. BannerBoi99 says:
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    Need Saves. Would you drop Andrus or Moncada for Strop? I have Dozier and Turner so I should be set at 2b/SS.

  45. Jon says:
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    Which of these 2B would you NOT give up Jose Abreu for in a keep forever? 5×5 scoring. I have excess CI and no long-term option at 2B.

    Altuve, Albies, Torres, Baez, Gennett, Moncada, Merrifield, Dozier

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Merrifield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Cram

  46. Mike Smith says:
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    Would you trade Rendon and Cesar Hernandez to get Dozier and Christian Villanueva?

  47. William Hung says:
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    #ShallowLeagueProblems (standard 5 batting cats plus Ks and OBP)

    Nomar Mazara was just dropped – is he better than Travis Shaw or Ian Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Over Shaw, but might be a tomato/tomahto situation

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I actually don’t know why I am so meh with Shaw – that .246 BABIP paired with the 13% BB-rate and lowish (in today’s game) 16% K-rate means there’s a good chance things get better with Shaw ROS right?

        I feel like Shaw probably insulted me in some other life and that’s why I’m always wondering if there’s a better player on the wire to replace him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw’s having wrist issues, it’s not great

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Willie Calhoun!!! I have Kyle Tucker so I already have a roofie on my bench – does Calhoun’s bat have the potential to outplay Shaw or Desmond?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe but I’d hold for now

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: I forgot I had Gallo buried on my bench – that’s an easy call there. Calhoun for Gallo.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Calhoun

                  • William Hung says:
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                    @Grey: Lol and Gallo hits 2 bombs first game he’s off my team

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just traded him too

  48. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    What are we doing about Jo-mar? Pinch hit singles aren’t a cat in my league. Would you drop for Andujar/Cargo/Franco or other schmucks like that?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: There he is riding pine again today. This is getting a bit ridiculous 4 straight benchings.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Fungazi 2.0: It is crazy. Can’t see how his bat doesn’t outweigh his defensive shortcomings. I think we can’t do anything but hold him through the trade deadline and pray he ends up as a DH somewhere.

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          @GrassyKnollRedding: All the contending teams already have a good DH. Mayybe Oakland, but they seem to have about 5 DH type players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: Damn, you’re trying to get in another mailbag video! I have a category called Rusty Staub’s, best Rusty Staub impersonation — I’d hold for a few more days, but Andujar is a decent replacement

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @Grey: Dam right, I’m up at dawn every morning waiting for the mailman. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  49. HomerHWBush says:
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    Would you trade Bellinger for Dozier + Kimbrel?

    12 team H2H, OPS, keep forever

    I don’t want to lose Cody he’s a nice value keeper for me next year but I’m on the verge of a playoff spot and could use the RP upgrade.

    • Cram It says:
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      @HomerHWBush: Not in a keeper. Get a cheaper RP.

  50. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Pick Top 2 ROS
    OZUNA
    Kyle Tucker
    Acuna
    Cespedes
    Chris Taylor

    Chris Taylor (probably droppable since he will likely lose playing time due to Macho Man’s arrival)

    Trying to clean up an outfield glut…

  51. Don Majikowski says:
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    Donaldson or Cruz for next year?

  52. Don Majikowski says:
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    Donaldson or Cruz for next year?

    • Matty says:
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      @Don Majikowski: I’m not one of the experts but Donaldson seems irreparably injured and Cruz seems like the type who can have this same season forever (until he doesn’t of course).

  53. Crock says:
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    Cespedes/D. Duffy or Schoop/McCullers?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Crock: Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crock: Agree with Cram

  54. johnnyhobbes says:
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    I grabbed Yates to barter for SPs, I have Hand and Treinen, looking to get Wood (ha!) Yates for Wood? Buy on Suarez more compelling than Alex Wood? Suarez a buy and stream in 12 teamer?

    • knucks says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: I have Hand and Treinen to get Wood*

      Is this Eugenio you speak of? Or the Giants pitcher? Assume the pitcher… I’d hold your Wood if this is the case.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @knucks: If I cant get Wood for Yates, Trienen or Hand? to get Wood? If nixed entirely- Andrew Suarez- worth dropping one of the closers ? points league that counts holds 3 points to saves as 5 points

        • knucks says:
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          @johnnyhobbes: My bad, I got all crossed up with the goofy puns. These points leagues are def not my forte. I am in one for the first time this year and I hate it. Won’t be doing this next year, as it completely changes the entire approach compared to all my other leagues. Not enjoying that.

          In my points league that I mentioned, I found that RPs matter wayyyy less than SPs. Suarez might have more value, simply because he is pitching. Which is stupid, but if I understand your question correctly this time… it sounds like Suarez is the best WW SP available? If you need one, go ahead and drop any of those RPs for him. Prob Hand since he is prob the one getting Holds instead of Saves moving forward.

          Good luck though brother, hope this helps in some way. Grey will have a better answer of course.

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            @knucks: always appreciate some thoughts from you all. I hate points too I have decided.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: I’d take Wood, Suarez is fine, buy him… But feels like a guy that would be on waivers, no?

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @knucks: @Grey: Wood is owned Suarez on waivers. I’ll see what I can do. Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Gonzo says:
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    Yearly h2h r.o.s..
    Who ya got in this deal

    Posey..Hoskins..Snell..correa .. Trumbo
    Or
    Sanchez..Cruz..Rosario..Berrios..J.Bauers

    Thank you

  56. brian says:
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    dynasty league with no holds. looking to take a spec play on saves due to trade or current injury, or at worst strong ratios. can you rank top 3 from…melancon, diego castillo, cishek, jared hughes, alvarado, givens, chaz roe, pressly, bedrosian, justin anderson, leclerc.

    thanks grey!

    • brian says:
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      @brian: add stammen in that list too pleasee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brian: Cishek, Hughes, Stammen

  57. JB says:
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    Would you drop Mejia in a mixed re-draft league? Why would you buy him in a NL only league? Expectations for a call up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: I’d imagine he gets called to play for the Padres

  58. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey! I just flipped Bellinger/McCullers/C-Mart for Dozier(whoop whoop)/Hoskins/Mikolas in my high dollar h2h points league. Did I win that trade?

    Roster is now:

    C: S. Perez
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Moustakas
    SS: Boegarts
    MI: Tim Anderson
    CI: Muncy
    OF: Harper, Spinger, Hoskins, Souza, Chris Taylor
    Bench: Dan Murphy, A. Garcia
    DL: Braun

    SP: Bauer (thanks!), Archer, Maeda, Mikolas, LeBlanc, Bundy, Pivetta, Desclafani, Zimmerman
    RP: Iglesias, Rondon, Rodney, S. Greene, AJ Minter

    My pitching us obviously weaker after flipping CMart and Lance…but the writing is on the wall that they cant be trusted for the long haul/playoffs.

    Should I simply drop a bat and weak arm to open up two streamer slots? If so, who?

    I’m actively trying to make a packaged trade for an upgraded arm. Any suggestions on who I could flip for Severino?

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Xander? Springer? Harper? for Severino… Imagine you’d have to give about that much… Drop Avisail and DeSclafani for streamers

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Lastly, just so I can not live in post trade regret, I won that deal nabbing Dozier/Hoskins right? I “almost” waited before making the offer; but while I was debating Martinez was having a meltdown vs. the Cubs yesterday and figured “now or never”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  59. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Time to get worried about Tucker in redraft leagues? Would you drop him for any of Heyward, Bauers, Kepler?

    • knucks says:
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      @Elliot: Lets see how he comes outta the break at least. With these guys being available right now, I’m betting that they or someone else useful will be there for you to scoop if Tucker doesn’t work out for us the next week or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Why are we worried about him now?

  60. fudgemybudge says:
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    A Wood or Stripling ROS?

  61. Gonzo says:
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    Another trade offer would appreciate your thoughts razzballers …yearly h2h r.o.s.

    Bumgarner.. Hoskins

    Or

    Harper ..Newcomb

    Thank you

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gonzo: Harper.

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @Cram It: Agreed. Harper side.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Gonzo:
      Bryce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo: Agree with others

  62. Steve Jaguar says:
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    Trade proposed to me:

    His:
    Luke Weaver and Jon Gray

    for

    My:
    Carlos Carasco

    Seems a steep price to pay, but wondering about Carasco.
    Thoughts?

  63. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Grey I was just offered Ray & Belt for Scooter. My team badly needs pitching so I should do it, correct? Who’s the drop?

    C Ramos
    1b Hosmer
    2b Odor
    3b Beltre
    Ss Segura
    Of Trout Giancarlo Ozuna
    Util Scooter Desmond
    Bn Chris Taylor
    Sp Archer Taillon Kingham VV Eovaldi Pivetta Peralta
    Rp Norris Rodney Seranthony Britton
    DL Yu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MediOAKer Matt: How shallow is this league? Guess it’s fair, wish you could get a better arm tho

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        @Grey: its a 12 team h2h league that allows only 2 pickups per week. SPs are at a premium with only the likes of Cahill, Suter, Hellickson, Fiers, Rodon, Duffy, Gausman available as adds

  64. Peacecoast says:
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    Drop yonder or odor? Or maybin but I need some sagnof until he gets hurt.

  65. Chucky says:
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    Dynasty, keep forever, no contracts. Nola, Rizzo, Nimmo and Godley for Verlander, Bellinger, Realamuto and Heany?

  66. Raider says:
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    Free Willie! (from AAA)

  67. J-Hova says:
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    Great read but the buy column is typically the start of my happy hour so you’ll have to explain my slurring starting at noon rather than 4pm.

    Ralph touched on this with the Podcast but you’re top 200 for 2h popped up on Reddit. It’s funny to see people post that they dont trust rankings or Trea Turner was too high etc. Had those same people that bitched read your preseason instead of the more commercially popular sites (Not saying names) then they would most likely would have had Lindor/Ramirez Rd 2 or 3 in some instances, Bauer late, Snell late, Rosario late, Cain late, Smokey was high on Trienan etc etc etc. Allot can happen but i have each of those guys mentioned and am coasting. You’ll never get the exposure of some of the major sites writers that are way below you as far as a forecaster but those other writers aren’t partying in a Simon mansion so there’s that!

    • knucks says:
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      @J-Hova: Shoutout to Smokey, he is the reason I own 3 Treinen shares across my 5 leagues this year. Good stuff.

      Oh and also Grey is good at that kinda stuff too I guess ;)

      • J-Hova says:
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        @knucks:

        As soon as i read Trienan labeled as Smokeys side piece, i had to own him everywhere!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Ha, sorry to throw off the times on your drinking! Tonight we’re headed to a $50 mill mansion, so eat a D, haters! Hehe, thanks, man!

  68. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    What do you think

    Brad Hand and Bellinger for Chapman and Lorenzo Cain?

  69. OaktownSteve says:
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    Golf is not a sport.

    MadBum looks like he’s cooked for good to me. He won’t be garbage but the guy from before is gone.

    I’m firmly on the side of give Josh Hader a pass and let him show he’s grown up. All 17 year old boys are idiots .

    A’s have the best record in baseball since June 16.

    Dodgers lead the NL in homers and no other Dodger has as many as Machado.

    Best story of the first half of the season was probably Bauer saying he’ll never sign a long term contract because if he does his friend gets to shoot him in the nuts with a paintball gun.

    Another guy who usually has a crazy good month to month and a half after the ASB is Edwin the Parrot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Agreed on all counts… hadn’t heard about Bauer, but he’s becoming a favorite of mine, gotta love fun-loving idiots…

  70. Lindorphins says:
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    Star-Mart and Cano for Dozier and McCutchen. Which side would you prefer / pretty fair? Thanks!

  71. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey G-rey,

    A lot of people seem to think the Padres are going to trade Yates, too. Seems to me that his emergence and $1mil/year salary controlled through 2020 are the reason Hand became tradable. But what do I know? (Just so I don’t get playfully skewered in a video again, that is the question: what do I know?)

    Also, how close to droppable are “closers” Shane Green and Blake Parker? I’m thinking that if, say, an Iglesias or Rodney trade goes down or looks imminent, that it would make sense to ditch one of these dudes for a Hughe or Hildenberger. Or am I stupid (again, this is the question)?

    Lurrrrrrce yas

    Love yasssss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Yeah, I’d be surprised if Yates is traded too, but I guess if they get a decent return… Yeah, I could see losing Greene or Parker for a new closer like Hughes or Hildenberger

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        You sir, are THE MAN. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. Brighton says:
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    Great read as always! REdraft League, need advice on what moves to make.
    Better ROS: Bryant, Baez,
    Safer ROS option: Morton, Greinke
    Thinking I try and flip McCullers for a bat and trade Morton for a solid arm
    I have Nola otherwise but if I’m selling two arms, can’t go without getting at least one back.

  73. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Another great post. I come for the Della Reese references; I stay for the fantasy baseballing.

    Have a bit of a roster crunch. Who is my drop for ODB: JoMar, Piscotty, Tucker, Minter, Soria? I’m leaning Minty, at least until the trade deadline decides JoMar’s fate…

    Thanks a lot!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: PS: Another possible drop could be Barraclough. Thanks again!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: PS: We feel okay starting Strasburg off the DL today against the Braves? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am, fingers crossed

  74. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Stash Cano or pick up Gallo, Teoscar or Sano?

  75. CR says:
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    Speaking of Dozier!

    I got this offer: Kris Bryant and Brian Dozier for Machado and Chris Taylor. (12 team 5×5)

    Even if it is an upgrade, it leaves me with kingery or a waiver add or another trade for SS. Pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CR: Sounds like you need to pass

  76. Luke says:
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    Grey, I’m interested in acquiring Stanton in my league. Am I giving up too much by offering one of the following trades?

    Berrios/Yelich for Stanton

    Or

    Berrios/Bellinger for Stanton

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither is too much, I’d give Yelich

  77. CR says:
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    Speaking of Dozier, I got an intriguing offer:

    His Bryant and Dozier for my Machado and Chris Taylor

    I’m leaning no, and that’s buoyed by it leaving me without a shortstop.

  78. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    This is the time of year I always wish I had Brian Dozier. He’s made a career out of killing my Royals. When will I learn??

    14-team weekly 5×5 (QS) roto…

    Next week’s rotation has some “iffy” starts for me.
    Streamonator doesn’t like LeBlanc and doesn’t even list M.Fulmer after Tuesday??

    I could drop both and pick up two of these SPs it likes…what do you think?
    Luis Castillo 2 home starts (STL & PHI) that are positive on the Streamonator. The two big ones that jump out at me are D.German at TB on Wed and F.Pena at home vs CHW on Tuesday. Borucki, Gausman and PIvetta are also available with decent starts…although Pivetta’s best one is on Sunday so it wouldn’t count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tho, don’t know who Borucki is facing

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        @Grey: Borucki is facing MIN at home ($7.80) on Tuesday and at CHW on Sunday ($2.70)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds pretty good for Borucki

  79. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    Looking at making some trades (seeing any takers in Buehler and Kopech) but wondering if you would be swapping anyone out from waivers (grab Britton ?, F. Mejia spec add ? W. Calhoun ?)

    WAIVER
    HIT – F. Meija, B. Hamilton, G. Polanco, C. Gonzale, C. Dickerson, M. Semien, J. Bauers, S. Piscotty, M. Reynolds, J. Kipnis,
    PIT – W. Smith, M. Harvey, J. Hicks, T. Mahle, R. Lopez, M. Minor,
    RP – Z. Britton, J. Familia, F. Rodney, K. Herrera, J. Soria, R. Osuna

    My team:
    C – EMPTY
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – M. Haniger
    Util – J. Upton
    BN – J. Turner (day to day)
    BN – N. Mazara
    DL– W. Ramos (10-day DL)

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – D. Duffy
    RP – K. Baraclough (RP)
    RP – K. Kela (RP)
    P – B. Parker (RP)
    P – N. Syndergaard
    BN – R. Hill
    BN – L. Lynn
    BN – J. Zimmermann (day to day)
    BN – W. Buehler (Not Active)
    BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
    DL – J. Paxton (10-Day DL)
    DL – J. Junis (10-Day DL)
    DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)

    Thanks bud, sorry so long,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marv: I like the idea of Lynn for a closer, but not sure that leaves you short an SP — I’d go Rodney

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        @Grey: who would you drop to add Rodney ? If Britton gets dealt to a team where hes the #1 closer, would you take him over Rodney ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Britton’s not a #1 closer is my guess, he’s barely on the O’s…. Rodney is the closer on the Twins, so if you need saves, him over Lynn

          • MarvPesos

            marv says:
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            @Grey: thanks bud. One last one for you. I was just offered Anthony Rendon for my C. Yelich. what do you think ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think it’s fair

  80. tpetrone says:
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    f’ing Jose Martinez! hold him? will the Cards trade him?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @tpetrone: hold. He’ll be traded. If he’s not, drop him as he’ll be a pinch hitting specialist – which is insanity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tpetrone: I’m holding for this weekend

  81. Lucky Dog says:
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    This new Cards manager is not endearing himself to me at all.
    JoMa benched all 3 games of his tenure – just trade him to the AL already!
    “Let’s go with the better defensive lineup so we can lose 2-1 instead of losing 5-3” is the mentality I’m sure. It’s all JoMa’s fault the cards are terrible – him and his (checks notes) .299 ave & 13 bombs. Yes, let’s bench that guy. (Face palm emoji)

    Pham – the prototypical 8-hole hitter? Wait, what? Ok, well he went 3/4 with a dong yesterday, so surely he’ll be hitting (chrcks lineup) 8th again? Oh well, I’m sure they’ve got a better speed option for the 2-hope then with (checks again) a catcher.

    Wow, managing an MLB team is easy! Just randomly write names into a lineup card & collect a check!

    Hey; remember when the cards were a winning franchise? Is what people will say when they look back at this season.

  82. Launch Angle says:
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    1. Who’s the better grab for saves while Vizcaino and Morrow are on the DL – Minter or Strop? Morrow had an MRI on his arm. Details not provided yet. Vizcaino could be out a while too.

    2. In what order for a season long roto using R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG – Springer, Dozier, Story?

  83. Owen Haberle says:
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    Grey – good stuff, as always. Chris Taylor is going to a utility role with Machado coming onboard but it sounds like they still want to get him in the lineup on the reg. Are you buying that or does his “value” go down with this move? I see Moncada on the waiver wire so I’m thinking about making the switch.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Owen Haberle: Thanks! Taylor’s value gets squashed, go Moncada

      • Owen Haberle says:
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        @Grey:
        Word – Thanks brotha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  84. Hankg says:
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    In keeper league, better target for rest of year and going forward- T. Anderson or G. Torres? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

  85. Brett says:
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    in a qs league can you rank Happ, Alex Wood, and Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Skaggs

  86. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Is it crazy to consider stream starting Matt Harvey on Sun vs. the Pirates?
    Over his last 5 starts he has 4 wins, 23 Ks, and a 1.86 ERA over 29 IP.
    Hard to feel I can trust him, but maybe he’s righted the ship in Cincinnati?

    Thanks!

  87. Drew says:
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    Is Muncy for Folty fair in a 16-team OPS keeper? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Muncy side

  88. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a streamer for tomorrow

    Currently have Newcomb but willing to drop if you think one of these others would be better.

    S. Gray vs Mets-Son +13.7
    F. Hernandez vs CHW-Son+22.4

    Newcomb @ Wash. son does not like this start.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I’d go Gray

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        As a followup would you prefer Wheeler vs SD-Son +21.6 over the others and Newcomb?

        thank you again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d go Wheeler

  89. Boner from Growing Pains says:
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    12 team points keeper:
    Nimmo or stash Willie Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Nimmo for now

  90. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just bought em (Dozier) for a Skaggs and piscotty – thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  91. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Need someone to play SS or 2B. Currently have Chris Taylor. Hold, or take one of these:
    Matt Duffy
    Andrus
    Jorge Polanco
    Niko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  92. John says:
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    Trade offer in a 12 Team H2H
    Total Bases and OBP instead of HR and AVG
    3 OF and 1 UTIL, no CI or MI
    4 player keeper

    Judge/Trea Turner/Pham/Chapman for Lindor/Blackmon/Morton/Archer

    C: Ramos/Mejia
    1B: Abreu, Belt
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Carpenter, Devers
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Blackmon, Springer, Cruz, Ozuna

    SP: Kershaw, Carrasco, Morton, Skaggs, Henricks, Archer, Efflin
    RP: Norris, Hicks, Dominquez, Parker, Rondon, Bradley

  93. Dustin’ Time says:
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    If Jo-Ma doesn’t get moved, I’m eyeing two players to drop him for. Which one do you pick?

    Winker
    Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  94. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    Deep NL Dynasty, I’m out of it this year. Need to cut either CEdwards or DWinkler. Who is the keeper for 2019+?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwards

  95. HopefulThinking says:
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    I currently have Ed-Rod and Darvish. Do you think both come back this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • HopefulThinking says:
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        @Grey: Who do you pick up in their place? (Only need one)

        Eovaldi
        Eflin
        Duffy
        Peralta
        Hicks/Norris

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hicks

  96. Rob says:
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    FREE JO-MART #SHILDTOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please!!!

  97. msh2404 says:
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    Which side:
    K. Bryant, Skinny Dee, B. Snell
    or
    Betts, Gallo, B. Norris

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  98. Fabsy says:
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    Just got offered his Dozier and Castellanos for my C mart and Scooter.

    Currently running Johan Camargo at short and Machado at 3rd so with this trade I can drop Camargo shift Manny to SS and put Castellanos at 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side

  99. Fun Sucker says:
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    Donaldson, Robbie Ray, Aroldis or M. Taylor & Scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  100. ERad says:
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    Oh man, the owner that has Trout in our league is in next to last place, basically toast.

    It’s a keep forever league – woke up this morning to an offer from him: Trout, Marte, and Severino for my Rizzo and Mazara

    Rizzo and Mazara are late round keepers – and his 3 can’t be kept – but I almost feel bad for clicking accept.

    It’s not like I was trying to fleece him, he fleeced himself! Oh well, scared money don’t make none!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  101. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    You starting Skaggs vs Houston tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Home? Sure

  102. ERad says:
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    Willie Calhoun finally called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally!

  103. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    So, in my AL only keeper league, Willie Calhoun or Marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  104. Gotime says:
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    Grey, 15 moves left in a H2H redraft.. you using all any, neither of the following… looking ROS if possible
    1. Bieber (2 starts next week SON rates him 6th of the bunch)
    2. Suarez (your buy plus 2 start @Sea and vs Mil)
    3. Swapping Minter for Hicks
    4. Swapping Tucker for Calhoun bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Grey you’re like my designated driver, if I were driving my team it’d be off the cliff thanks! I do have a free slot open you picking up any of Bieber Suarez Musgrove or you still driving and I’m holding

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Calhoun!

  105. Jack says:
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    Healy, Villanueva, or Gallo? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  106. Robert says:
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    Think he gets full time play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knowing the Rangers? No, but hopefully

  107. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Should I drop Tucker for Calhoun?

    • Norm Ginsberg says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: I ask bcause Houston playing time is sporadic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  108. Negatto says:
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    Hicks instead of Barraclough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Blake says:
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    so Calhoun is worth a pickup? only have 5 pickups left – my outfielders are:

    OF: G Stanton
    OF: J jGallo
    OF: M Haniger
    U: N Cruz

    B: J Martinez
    DL: Y Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your pickups

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      My other positions are:

      1B: C Santana
      2B: DJ lemahieu
      3B: M Carpenter

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d be looking at fixing Santana then Calhoun

        • Blake says:
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          @Grey:

          U mean trading santana? or just hoping he turns it around?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I mean replacing him if possible, but trading could work

  110. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Heyward or Andujar, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  111. Long Bawls says:
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    WILLIE FREED!

    I’m blubbering.

    Can’t wait to hear about this on the pod.

    Though, let’s be honest, he’s probably gonna kill my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May your Willie find sunshine whenever possible.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: They say sunshine is the best disinfectant, so…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s my farmer tan is so clean, I suppose

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: From your bronzed shoulder’s to Buck Farmer’s reddened ears. Tho I think an LA farmer’s tan is pretty much from grow lamps.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, need some CannabiSPF

  112. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Happy Friday.

    I’ve never liked Dozier, but I like you and I’m buying into your advice to try to acquire him. I’m in 1st place in my 12-team, H2h, Keeper League. The guy in 2nd has Dozier and needs starting pitching…a category that I’m currently fine in having Sale, Kluber, Bauer, Berrios, Happ, Musgrove and Pivetta.

    Would you move Berrios and Peraza FOR Dozier and Flaherty? The judgement robot says it’s a good deal for me and I’m thinking the same, but just wanted to ask your opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, ‘poop!

  113. The JoGarza says:
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    Willie Calhoun or Justin Turner in a 12-tm H2H OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  114. Smell The Glove says:
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    Who to stream tonight: Rich Hill, Domingo German, German Marquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • Smell The Glove says:
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        @Grey:
        Hill vs MIL
        German vs NYM
        Marquez vs COL in Arizona

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hill at home

  115. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Schoop for Calhoun-thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  116. Kelley says:
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    Got offered Arenado and Freeman for Rosario,Bryant,and T.Bauer. Your thoughts please. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  117. Sven

    nb says:
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    12 team h2h points, just got offered Whit Merrifield for Greinke. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit side but depends on needs

    • Christopher Verrilli says:
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      @nb:

      Whit side it’s not even close

  118. Ty says:
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    Drop Cron or Franco for Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!
        You like Cron or Healy ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Healy

  119. Blaster says:
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    Drop Andujar for Calhoun or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  120. Blaster says:
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    Drop Andujar for Calhoun or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  121. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Hope you enjoyed the break!

    Saw that report about Morrow’s MRI revealing “some stuff in there” and I’m a little concerned. Just a wild way to describe a medical procedure haha. Yates is available to pick up but I’m not sure who to drop and I’ve got a bit of a crowded DL situation

    For pitchers I currently have:
    Bauer
    Cmart
    Morton
    Happ
    Bieber
    Newcomb
    Eflin
    Gibson (stream spot)
    DL – Wacha
    w/ Treinen, Box, Morrow as the 3 closers I’m rostering

    I guess my question is, cut any of the last 5 starters for Yates? Or perhaps cut Wacha and move one of Morrow or Eflin into that DL spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, seriously on Morrow… DL Morrow, or drop him or Wacha and grab Yates

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey! Have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  122. Blaster says:
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    Drop Andujar for Calhoun or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  123. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Just as well my opponent benched Carpenter I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  124. Chris says:
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    10 team points league

    Carlos Gonzalez or Calhoun moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  125. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    If Jo-Mar can’t get into this 15-1 game, he’s never playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Killing me

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: At least Maddon finally answered my constant chants of “Free Ian Happ!” Ian is now pitching. Move over JA. There’s a new Happ in town…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Can’t believe Jose Martinez didn’t even get in the game

  126. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Danny Duffy tonight against MIN? I also have Gibson starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  127. lwomack58 says:
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    What do you make of Ender-do you see a turnaround?

    Hold or drop for W. Calhoun. Would miss the SB’s but could use the homers
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Ender… Hold him

  128. NSFW says:
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    DAAAMMMNNN!!! Matt Carpenter Explosivo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ignito!!!

  129. robhalla says:
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    Jose Mart – we all screwed cuz I don’t see an AL team trading for him to DH. Thats the only way he getting at bats unless someone kidnaps Carpenter or Jerko. (volunteer?)

    The AL teams in the race are kinda set at DH. no?

    Anyone drop him yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Praying for injuries…

  130. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    12 team, saves and holds H2H league with playoffs in mid-September. 30 games up so just fine tuning for the playoffs but have had a few so – so weeks lately. Lineup below….

    1. Robertson, Minter, or Viz….who would you rather have? ERA, Whip, HRS allowed, K’s, holds and saves are separate categories.

    2. Jo Ma and The Cards….what a tragedy. With this lineup, is he a hold or drop for a pitcher?
    Wire pitchers are….Peralta, C Anderson, TEheran, Herrera, Gibson, CC, Bieber, Heaney, Parker, Rodon

    c- Gattis MI – Cano, DeJong, Bregman CI – Eugenio, Freeman, Santana OF- Trout, Mazara, Rosario, Dee Gordon, Peralta or Hanigar for the final spot based on platoon, matchups.
    DH – Cruz. Bench- Jo Ma

    SP – Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood, Hendricks (ugh) – DL – Ryu
    RP – Osuna, Robertson, Bear Claw, Alexander

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Vizcaino 2. Hold for now

  131. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    I think Healy is going to sit a lot when Cano comes back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      M’s have said Cano will sit a lot, can see Denard sitting too

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Interesting. GM said he will play everyday. Guess we shall see in August.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so

  132. Funny name says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H league where you keep your best 8 (top 96 players) as long as you want. Im in 3rd and have Acuna. The 11th place team is offering Greinke, Kenley and Doolittle for him. Do I take it and go for this yr or is he too good of a prospect to trade away? My other keepers are all top players (Machado, Arenado,springer sale) so it’s not an issue for next yr. I just feel weird giving him up when he could be a top 10 player for the next 10-15 yrs. What would you do in my situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see trading him, but not for that package

  133. SteveNZ says:
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    Rendon + Keuchel enough for Manny M? I’d be trying to get Manny…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Javy B, Keuchel and I had to throw in Schoop (who I never use anyway) but I got him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Trade Analyser has the Javy/Keuchel/Schoop side by $2.40. I’ll take that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  134. Terrence Mann says:
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    Caratini pitching to Munoz is easily the best at bat of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Can’t believe Jose Martinez didn’t even get in the game

  135. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- just started watching The Wire again. I’m thinking this is the season ranking: 3,4,1,2,5.

    Most say 4 is the best, and it is great, but there’s just such little McNulty.

    Is that ranking right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it 3, 4, 1, 2, 5 too! 3, 4 and 1 are same damn close… 2 is a huge departure, and okay for what it is, 5 feels like a rushed wrap up, but still decent

      • YC says:
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        @Grey:
        Yea, agreed. Season 1 is also much better than most remember. It has, I think, the best 10 minutes of the series with the “Where’s Wallace?” scene. For me the toughest rank is 5 and 2. I prefer 2 over 5 because I thought the McNulty storyline in 5 was a bit odd. But still a great season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think 2 is decent as a standalone whereas 5 doesn’t work as a standalone bc it asks us to buy that a character we’ve grown to know is going to do something that feels out of character…

  136. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Golf is not a sport?
    Maybe it’s a vegetable. Or is it a fruit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just messin’, I don’t know of golf

      • Scrapski says:
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        Just tees-in!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha!

  137. Terrence Mann says:
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    Dunno dafuq happened but my email just blew up with every reply in this post after mine. I had to block all emails from razzball to stop it. Tell Rudy to stop worrying about his Cleveland Browns backup TE projections and fix the damn robot.

    I don’t want my fwb to stop texting me for hookups. I just don’t need to know every damn thing she does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can unsubscribe you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, you’re blocked, so you shouldn’t get any

  138. Hankg says:
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    If I need to upgrade my pitching would you deal JD Martinez for Verlander? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer to get more, but it’s fair

      • Hankg says:
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        @Grey: would it change your mind at all knowing that Martinez would cost a first round pick to be kept next year while Verlander would cost only a 8th round pick. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That leans it more for Verlander, but if you’re trying to win this year, JD is tough to trade

          • hankg says:
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            @Grey: Agreed, however, I have a huge lead in HR, RBI and OPS and would still have Betts, Lindor, Arenado, Dozier, Hoskins, Encarnacion and Suarez. My top starters are Bauer, Greinke and Ray. I tried for Scherzer (who can’t be kept) but he countered with Verlander. Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like it makes sense for your team

          • Hankg says:
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            @Grey: Agreed, however I have a huge lead in HR, RBI and OPS and need to upgrade my starters (which include Bauer, Greinke, Ray). I would still have Betts, Lindor, Arenado, Dozier, Hoskins, Encarnacion, Suarez. I tried for Scherzer (who can’t be kept) but he countered with Verlander. The only other potential trade option is Kershaw but I’d prefer Verlander in that case. Thanks

            • Hankg says:
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              @Hankg: sorry double post. Please ignore . And thanks for the advice!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  139. The Shoe says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey! Thanks for all the hard work on the top 100 for second half piece and this buy/sell column.

    A. I have a bit of a log jam and will need to kick a player off the ship to activate Eflin from the DL for next week, unless of course, he is the drop. Who would you drop out of these candidates: J. Gray, Gibson, Bieber, Quintana?

    B. Alternatively, I could drop a reliever. I have 5 atm since I’m trying to take advantage of Jordan Hicks’ SP/RP eligibility. My other RPs are Norris, Rondon, Treinen, and Oh. I’m guessing Oh would get the boot, but I’m wondering if I the benefit of having the 5 RPs would outweigh carrying more SPs (I’d have to figure out who to sit and who to start, which can be a pain in the butt sometimes). Which route do you think is better?

    I’m in a 12 team H2H points league. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. All of them could be dropped, but I’d lose Oh B. I’d want the SPs

  140. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    I think when I have insomnia tonight thinking about Strasburg’s start, the one thing that I won’t be able to wrap my head around is intentionally walking Dansby Swanson when there was already two outs. WTF? Stras should not have come out for the fifth inning.

    Wow, Washington vs. Atlanta in 2018 is a real different matchup than it was in 2017.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucked donkey balls

  141. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy & happy Friday Grey! Man am I glad the all star break is over so we can get back to real music!

    H2h pts weekly lock league

    Which of these bats are you adding for long term ? Here’s who I’m looking at adding:

    Carlos Gonzalez, Jesse winker, Trevor bauers (OF/1b), CJ cron (1b/DH), Ian happ (2b/3b/OF), max muncy (3b/1b), Brandon nimmo, conforto, mark trumbo (OF/DH)

    Here’s who I’d be considering to drop: Enrique Hernandez, hosmer, Michael Brantley.

    My OF we start 4: Bryce Harper, benintendi, Soto, Gregory polanco, Brantley, yelich, acuna , Hernandez who has OF eligibility

    My 1b is belt

    My 2b is scooter gennett

    My 3b is eungio Suarez

    My SS is correa who’s on DL, currently I have Bregman who’s eligible at SS & 3b

    My IF is wil Myers (eligible at OF & 1b)

    My DH is gattis

    My utility is Mitch Moreland
    My other utility is Enrique Hernandez

    Thanks man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy — over Enrique

  142. Alex says:
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    I just traded Khris Davis for Robbie Ray. Feels risky, but I had an extra bat after picking up Blackmon off waivers. How’d I do?

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      @Alex: Not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Ray turns it around, today was not pretty

  143. Turd Wendell says:
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    Bum and Ozuna for Dozier and Happ which side? 12 tm h2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, assuming JA

  144. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write up!

    Keeper league. Which side:

    Harper and Gleyber or Albies and Hoskins

    Also how do you compare Albies vs Gleyber in a keeper? Who’s better and is it close?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies is better — Bryce is better than Hoskins, so close…I’d lean Harper

  145. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Hands up if you hate the Blue Jays bullpen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *hand goes up*

  146. Hankg says:
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    One last question- Deal Arenado for Scherzer to upgrade pitching? I have Suarez as backup. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  147. FrankGrimes says:
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    Uh oh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wha’ happened?

  148. Stephen Lyon says:
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    So , my opponent – the guy that owns Carpenter? Also owns Bradley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turnabout is fair play

  149. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Trout past 31 days….2 RBI. Both solo HRs. My fault I traded for him….Ozzie, Treinen and Manaea.
    Sorry everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ruined Trout!

  150. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey/anyone,

    15 team roto

    Shane Bieber (just dropped by someone) over my Manaea or Pivetta?

    Thanks..!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  151. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, for ROS; 2 questions please and thanks-
    1) I have Paxton coming off IR, need to drop 1
    Paxton
    Bumgarner
    Buehler
    Mikolas

    2) after dropping 1 of the above, would you drop 1 of the remaining 3 for Taillon(free agent)

    Thank you for you time and advise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Buehler 2. No

  152. Ran systematic today says:
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    Need 2

    Musgrove
    Buehler
    Eflin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Eflin

  153. Buff Shagwell says:
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    Are you buying Duffy?

  154. braves uk says:
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    Sorry one more…

    15 team roto but:
    OBP instead of avg
    SV/HLD instead of SV

    Give: Carlos Santana, Brad Hand, Sean Manaea
    Get: Matt Olson, Craig Kimbrel (and pick up Bieber off waivers)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson side

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. Awlagdeer says:
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    NL-only dynasty points league. Would you trade away Mad Bum to get Corey Seager?

    Also side question, do you think Seaher gains 2B eligibility next season?

    Thanks man! Keep up the magnificent content

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, for next year… No idea, doubt it on 2B

  156. Coco Crisp's Fro says:
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    Grey, this stuff keeps getting better everyday! Good sh*t bro! Got a question: CBS Dynasty league, 12 team, H2H 7X7 format w/OPS, like to get a bench player I can just slot in the rest of the year when a player is out for the day. Pick one: Niko Goodrum (ARR), Kiki Hernandez, or Ben Zobrist. I like how Niko has all the positions available except backstop, but hate his K’s, same with Kiki who doesn’t own 1st eligibility, but doesn’t own a high BA, Zobrist looks decent, but doesn’t have all the eligibility the other 2 do. Who’d you pick up for the rest of the year to the championship? Godspeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  157. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m in 2nd place in my weekly 12 team keep 7 forever roto, 9 points behind first. The 1st place team has offered me one of 3 different trades. I have 4 closers (and only start 2-3 based on the week) and SP surplus (no real ace and I stream 2 starters/matchups, starting 6 out of 10 guys ranging from Morton/Clevinger types to Kingham/Dereck Rodriuguez).

    Which (if any) trade would you take of the 3?

    A. His $17 Eddie Rosario (keep for +$3) for my nonkeepers Morton, Trienen, Peraza (my closers would be box, rondon, bearclaw)

    B. His $6 Trea Turner for same package as above, plus $26 Blackmon

    C. His $12 Arenado for same package as Turner, but catcher Hicks instead of Peraza.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Rosario side B. Trea C. Arenado

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Any preference between the three, if you could pick your favorite?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trea, Arenado, Eddie

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  158. TimThom says:
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    Which 2

    Tucker
    Bauers
    Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Winker

  159. Tim na says:
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    in an OPS league do I trade Alex Wood for Willson Contreras?
    I currently don’t have a catcher cause…why bother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  160. Steve says:
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    Is Familia’s value zero with a move to Oak?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  161. Richard says:
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    Grey, how do you value Michael Taylor? I need SBs, but he doesn’t seem to get much playing time. The guy he would replace on my team is Chris Taylor.

    My concern is his playing time in that crowded Nats OF, but you feel he’s still worth obtaining (the other guys are not available or have already been traded).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s great for SBs, and nothing else

  162. The Average Bandini says:
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    Which closer do you like ROS

    Minter
    Hicks
    Gsellman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  163. Db says:
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    Ozzie Albies down need to pick a bench bat now
    Drop yarbarough, Bradley, Rondon, Jeffress, Dominguez, mchugh

    Saves/holds league/triple league

    Pick up kike or ketel one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yarbrough — Ketel

  164. Jt says:
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    Harvey, kingham, Montgomery, nova, Pomeranz, Acevedo on waivers

    Drop j-zimm, pivetta for any?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  165. Absb says:
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    Dexter Fowler, braun, kike, reddick

    Drop Bauers, nick Williams, Archie Bradley, seranthony, mchugh for any?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Braun — Williams, Bauers

  166. letsgobravos says:
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    Damn, Jo Mart sitting for the 5th straight game, first of their double header today. Holding to see if he starts the second game? Either way, absent a season ending injury for someone else, it would appear he is toast. What a shame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  167. Fritzbol says:
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    I currently hold 5 staters, 5 closers, and 2 bench spots. I’m waiting on what happens to Jo-Ma, and if I end up dropping him would you suggest picking up another bat or pitcher? My current bench players are Kyle Tucker and Cano. Here are my options for pitchers/hitters

    Bauers
    Winker

    Eovaldi
    Eflin
    Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab an arm, Eovaldi

  168. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Jo Ma owner myself. Bench bat so I can be patient but kinda looking like he got caught with the GM’s wife. Focus is on who can help weeks of Sept 10-24 so crystal ball time.

    Could use a back end SP or RP. Hold him or drop for Heaney, Duffy, Parker, Pivetta, Peralta, Hicks.

  169. ryanoger says:
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    I need SPs like crazy give up Rizzo for Snell and Nola?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      10 team redraft–btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you do it for just one of the 2 and if so which one first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought it was both

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            I tried both came back with me just picking one of the two, prob hold off right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  170. Hitman97 says:
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    Bauers or Cano ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  171. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! So I lost DJ LeMahieu again, and this time it’s the oblique. His manager (according to a quote) said he’s “hopeful he can return in 6-8 weeks.” If correct, does that time table possibly make him a drop? Even if it’s 2-3 weeks, aren’t oblique injuries ones that linger and affect production all year? I’ve got multiple guys on DL, so I’m curious as to your take.

    Also: final OF slot: Conforto or Mallex? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop DJ… Conforto

  172. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    is it hampson time just yet now? hmmmm

    14 team with OPS, hits, total bases.
    C diaz
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS anderson
    3B muncy
    CI andjuar
    MI gone varnish (2B/SS)
    LF brantley
    CF mallex
    RFstanton
    OF rhysus (LF/1B)
    util gyorko (2B/3B)
    BN (this many from having 12 max starts per week)
    otani (both this is espn), trumbo (RF), mcclutchin (CF/RF)
    DL puig (RF)

    mallex is a pretty useful hitter (better than billy ham) do i have enough steals here (and it’s OPS/hits/total bases) such to keep him over billy ham?

    2. 12 teamer. saves and K/9 only (no holds). have treinen/norris/chapman/tepera, osuna back soon though, drop tepera for gsellman or w.smith. smith is better (by far) of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, over Hamilton 2. Sure, Smith

  173. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    in AL only with holds and saves sold separately i have j.anderson, k.herrera, brach, romo. finally found the spot with sunday nazi (NYY) going down and pretty turrible SP out there to slot romo to SP slot (4 max RP slots) and try to nab an extra closer during trade deadline. who’s best add: pressly/rogers, d.castillo (alvarado owned), minaya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  174. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a weekly league, would still hold Jose Martinez until the trade deadline, or dump him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  175. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ROS: Dietrich or Avisail? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: i guess this is HIGHLY from avisail getting hurt yet again? this really i would’ve thought avisail, he was like the best player in MLB for about what 12 straight days or so (but clearly his leg was F’d up and came back too early last time, now it’s only 10ish days later, likely still hurt)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s always hurt

  176. Ty says:
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    SP: Sale, Berrios, Heaney, J Gray, Ray, Pivetta, Happ, M. Gonzalez, Ryu
    RP: Chapman, Allen, Dominguez, Rondon

    Drop any of the above for Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzales

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you drop R. Healy before Gonzales?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would if bench bat

  177. Steve says:
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    DJ replacement, Polanco or Swanson (MI)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  178. phil says:
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    Hey Grey, Great writing as always.
    I think you’re in L.A. – The Drew league is going on, and I never feel like making the drive, but it’s always a good time, and it’s free. Watched Andre Drummond and Stanley Johnson today.

    I am fighting for 3rd with no chance for 2nd in a 20 team dynasty and someone offered me Springer for Goldy. I am baffled. Who do you like most for next year? I am going to be 1 too deep at 1b/Util when Cruz loses his OF eligibility.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never heard of the Drew league… I’d take Springer

      • philip hammond says:
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        @Grey: It’s a basketball league in Compton (or next to Compton) that has NBA players and a lot of star players from college that didn’t make the NBA. It’s very good if you like Basketball and going on now.

        Thank you, I’m going to miss Goldy, but I love getting Springer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Damn, is it still going? Maybe I will go still

          • philip hammond says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, they have 2 more weeks. If you type in Dunked on at Drew League in Youtube, you’ll get a feel for what it is like.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Googled it, looks awesome!

          • philip hammond says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, they have 2 more weeks. If you type in Dunked on at Drew League in Youtube, you’ll get a feel for what it is like.

  179. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So is Garrett Hampson the new COL 2B now while DJ is out? Because he seems sort of awesome….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  180. Trade says:
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    Would you send Rendon and Bumgarner for Story and one high pick in a keeper league? For Story and two high picks? Playing for next year, 12 team keep 10.

    Would you rather have Story or Hoskins in a keeper? Close?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Story, but Rendon and Bum is a lot… Story for two picks is decent

      • Trade says:
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        @Grey: thanks, I mean what do you think of sending Rendon and Bumgarner for Story and one or two good draft picks next year? Reasonable, or still too much to pay in a keeper?

        And were you saying Story over Hoskins in a keeper? Would you take Freeman over either?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon for Story is fair, Story and Hoskins are equal, Freeman over both

          • Trade says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  181. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

    Which of these two starts do you like best while Cmart is on the DL (or maybe longer?)

    Kingham NYM, CHC
    Wheeler SD, @PIT
    Rodon @LAA, TOR
    D Rodriguez MIL, @SD
    Castillo STL, PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingham

  182. Bobby-Hot-Rocket says:
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    What up Grey!
    I’m sitting at 10-7 in my 12 team H2H points league. I’ve recently made 3 trades for the final stretch. Pax, Perez, Peraza, Acuna for Trea and MadBum – Hosmer, Suzuki for Grandal, Carpenter (just before Carp exploded!!) and finally Hanniger for Rizzo. So I currently sit:

    C- Grandal
    1-Freeman
    2-Rizzo
    3-Jo-Ram / Shaw
    SS- Turner
    U-Carpenter
    OF- Yelich
    Of- Piscotty
    Of- Schwarber

    Res- Bauers, Olsen, Profar, Devers , Jose Martinez

    SP (Start 3)
    Thor , Madbum, Berrios, Corbin, Taillon
    RP – Treinen / Knebel

    So my question is, am I crazy to try and trade Carpenter / MadBum for a Stud SP or OF? I really dont like MadBum or Thor as my aces. both are big names but overvalued in IMO. What are your thoughts?? Make a trade or stay put? Thanks for your time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, it’s not crazy if you can get a top 5 SP

  183. What? says:
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    Sooooo Norris is the closer again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess

      • What? says:
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        @Grey: Who would you pick up instead of Hicks

        Gsellman
        Minter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Minter

  184. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    Jo Ma fans can relax now. Our wire was so thin, I decided to dump him for Braun. Both are bench bats, platoon when Peralta sits so fingers crossed. I am sure he will go to the AL as a DH and crush it. You are welcome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  185. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How are we ranking dietrich, avisail, and piscotty rest of season 10 team deep roto standard 5×5 . Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Dietrich

  186. Turd Wendell says:
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    If I’m deseperate for saves what ya think Abreu for Knebel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty bad

  187. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Right on time, the garbage Padres are killing my streamer in Pivetta. You’ve got to be kidding me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the worst

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Safe to just drop this guy in a redraft with limited moves?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For who? I guess

          • Gotime says:
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            @Grey: I’m just trying not to rage drop this bum, his perfs day much different.. I don’t knoe… I have him and archer today blowing up my era but getting me 17K in 9 innings… some of my other scrubs are Newcomb Flaherty Eflin .. on the wire are Eovaldi, Suarez, Musgrove, Justin Bieber’s cousin, Rodon.. making any moves or hold

            • Gotime says:
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              @Gotime: wow how about that spell check huh?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, they’re all varying levels of streamers

              • Gotime says:
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                @Grey: I hear ya, since my era and whip are gonzo in 3 days, in a weekly league, would you throw in 2 starts Newcomb (vs Mia and LAD) and Eflin (vs LAD and @Cin) next week over a one start Wood @Atl and Pivetta @Cin?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I would

  188. lwomack58 says:
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    Looks like Doolittle is out for a few weeks:

    Which one do you see getting more save opportunities- Herrera or Madson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  189. Coco Crisp's Fro says:
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    Grey, in a Dynasty 12 Team H2H format and Springer is on the block. Currently what is his trade value and what would be a fair offer for Springer? It’s little babies in these leagues, so I’m trying to get an idea of what to offer so feelings don’t get hurt for future trade negotiations. What would you be wanting back from Springer?

  190. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    With this staff…..Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood, Hendricks (trying to move him for a RP), Osuna, Robertson, Alexander- focused only on Sept 10th playoff week, holds and saves league….

    1. Who is the best DL stash…..Ryu, Strickland, A Sanchez,

    2. Best chance to help in playoffs: E Santana, Bucchholdz, T Anderson, F Peralta, Heaney, Bieber, Kingham.

    3. Is Parker more valuable than Robertson or Alexander? Socio-path makes him tough to own. Alexander and Robertson have been good lately for ratios and holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ryu 2. Heaney, Ervin 3. Not really more valuable

  191. Brett says:
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    In a roster crunch. 12 team daily 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. We use qs instead of wins. We can keep 5 $260 auction budget. Drafted players have 2 more years to keep at current price while FA can be kept for only their faab bid or $5 which ever is more. I denoted pick ups with an *

    Current roster
    C empty
    1b freeman 28
    2b Allies 5
    Ss Baez 13
    3b Machado 34
    Ci Devers 21
    Mi Moncada 15
    Of Benitendi 11
    Of Marte 20
    Of Bellinger Can’t be kept
    Of Hoskins Can’t be kept
    Of Acuna 17
    Util Tucker 6*
    B Guerrero 5*
    B Open
    DL Torres 14*
    DL Ramos 5*

    Sp Snell 3
    Sp Severino can’t be kept
    Sp Clevinger 2
    Sp Flaherty 5*
    Sp Seranthony 5*
    P Kela 2
    P Cody Allen 8
    P Boxberger 3
    Rp Hader 5*
    Rp Yates 5*
    B Osuna 5*
    B Buehler 5*
    DL Yu 23*

    I currently have Vlad to hopefully trade as I have a ton of keeper options. I have Osuna to see what happens at the deadline as Allen, Seranthony, Box, Yates, Kela all could be impacted. I have an open roster spot that I’m picking up JA Happ. If I don’t get him I’m going for Hosmer. Would you cut anyone to get Hosmer if I get JA Happ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Kela, but I’d wait to see team moves

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        Can you rank in a 6×6 with ops the extra hitting category.

        Torres, Hosmer, Moncada, Tucker

        Thanks

        • Grey

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          Hosmer, Tucker, Moncada

  192. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    14 teamer with OBP over AVG, total bases, hits, QS, K/9 added. h2h.
    C hedges
    1B au rizz (2B)
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS machado (3B)
    3B healy (1B)
    OF (3) rosario, yelich, grichuk
    util (2) joc, tucker
    BN willie, odor
    DL puig

    SP: V2, pivetta, heaney, stripling, rodon the monster, borucki (him and d-rod streaming off on)
    RP: (4 slots, romo/gsellman in SP when possible): romo, gsellman, rondon, greene, hicks, jimenez
    NA (1) bieber (hicks is dropped when bieber starts in a few days)

    thinking holding jimenez right now till deadline is better than hicks, norris seems fine again.

    meanwhile healy hasn’t been good in a while, esp in OBP. drop anybody for any of: kike, flores, gyorko, candleman, duffy, chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: over healy or who?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Healy

  193. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    To expand on my earlier Pivetta comment: Typical luck for him. Outside of the 2 rockets hit by Carlos Garbaje Asuaje, who for some reason kills my pitching, it was a bunch of crummy ground balls that leaked through the infield. Fitting he was knocked out of the game by jam shot shit hit off the bat of Freddy Galvis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, as soon as everyone is done with him and won’t go near him, he will rattle off a 8 IP, 0 ER, 15 K game

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: that PHI D is ranked really really badly. move him to a top 5 D team and he’s top 20ish.

  194. Steve says:
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    Would you trade a 13th round keeper Robbie Ray for non-keeper DeGrom (12T 5×5 roto)?

    Would keep Severino (12th) and Bauer (4th) next season. Was going to keep Ray but now that Bauer’s emerged as a near (if not straight up) ace, will keep him instead.

    Need W & Ks to maintain 1st place.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a second to win this year

  195. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    12 teamer h2h with OPS and K’s against for hitters, QS and K/9 for pitchers. with auction 3 year cycle contracts. have too many BN bats could use probably one more slot at least for SP. keep max 18 yearly predraft and budgets are 335, go up 5% a year, predraft budget is 75% of total budget. FA cost 10 and are in year 1. prospects’ clocks don’t start till they get min amount of PA/innings.
    C kraken (league min but last year)
    1B freeman (good price he’ll be more next year but i’ll match)
    2B moncada (league min year 2)
    SS solarte (2B/3B FA)
    3B rendon (year 2 good price)
    LF brantley (FA)
    CF pham (LF, FA, bid too much to retain)
    RF stanton (year 2)
    util piscotty (FA)
    util k.davis (league min year 3, he’ll cost more next year)
    BN desmond (1B/LF FA)
    BN willie (year 1 FA price)
    BN kingery (2B/SS/3B shortly LF/RF, league min year 1)
    BN schwarber (league min year 1, nobody bid on him this year so i got for his previous contract)
    DL ceager (SS, year 3, probably won’t match his price next year unless discount)
    NA riley, o’neill, buxton (very cheap), riley, jesus sanchez, robles, florial, y.alvarez, mountcastle

    SP: nola (22 year 1), morton (5 year 1), hendricks (league min year 3, won’t match likely), wood (10 year 2), maeda (FA), f.peralta (FA),
    RP (room for 5), chapman (year 3, expensive, won’t match likely), treinen (super cheap year 1), norris (FA), tepera (FA), w.smith (FA)
    DL wacha (5 year 1), reyes (10 year 1)
    NA weaver (10 year 2, might be a drop if there were better FA SP), kopech

    even with schwarber’s awesome price, it’s not hard in this league to nab hitters doing really well (desmond, piscotty FA obtained lately, c.dick was dropped lately). tepera is being dropped shortly. the likes of cron, c-dick, fatt adams, alonso, mallex out there. it’s also easy to obtain closers quicker than most of this league (norris, tepera, w.smith all obtained easily, gsellman/w.peralta/alvarado out there)

    1. drop piscotty (doing well but not HR’ing all the time anymore) or anybody else (schwarber?) for another SP slot or c-dick? dropping tepera makes room for weaver when he’s back but maybe streaming/owning this group is doable: fiers, straily, d-rod, gant.

    • Grey

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      Piscotty I guess, can’t see dropping the others

  196. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Wow. Barraclough killed me today. I’m in a tight ratio battle and was schadenfreuding hard on Pivetta’s bad day when out of nowhere my RP goes out and gives up even more earned runs.

    Not to place blame (I’m about to place blame), but Mattingly has to make the top-five dumbest managers list. Bearclaw was out sick the past few games, came back yesterday to get a save–but wasn’t sharp and gave up a home run in the process. Then he’s thrown immediately back out there today to throw 40 pitches? Was there maybe an easier way to ease him back in?

    BTW, Grey, which 2 do you like best going forward? Conforto, C Santana, Bauers, Yonder, Ian Happ?

    Thanks!

    PS: Could someone run to the mound and color Folty’s beard black to fool Bryce into thinking his Dad’s throwing to him? I could use a homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Barraclough should’ve never been in that game… Santana, Yonder — great idea on the beard dye!

  197. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    yeah i think bearclaw is still sick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It did appear that way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And not the good kind of sick

  198. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    WTF kind of idiot names a sickness “hand, foot and mouth disease”. what the F even IS that anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Grey: WOW, it actually is sores in mouth, rash on hands and feet, so it IS aptly named, i sit correctly (and correctED, actually i hunch)

        • Grey

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          Haha

  199. Pitchers says:
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    My McCullers and Mikolas for Verlander, keeper league. Fair? Would you rather have McCullers/Mikolas next year and beyond? McCullers can be maddening, but Verlander is old. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander side

      • Pitchers says:
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        @Grey: thanks, and you would rather have Verlander than the other two next year also?

        • Grey

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          Hard to say, but probably at least in March

          • Pitchers says:
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            @Grey: yeah, that’s my dilemma, thanks again.

  200. Hush says:
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    Drop pivetta for barrow?

    • Hush says:
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      @Hush: barria

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Streamers

  201. hondo says:
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    Rank for util- the formerly hot Piscotty and the heating up Olson and Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson, Odor

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah-I saw Olson has [email protected] then 3 @Coors.I’m trying to find a way to squeeze Semien in there too,the robot loves him next week.My only drop would be Chris Taylor(dropping Avisail for Olson) but he’s looking good in front of Manny vs RHP and with Turner being down again he shouldn’t be losing PT I hope. Thanks

        • Grey

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          Ew… I’d go Olson over Taylor

  202. Stephen Lyon says:
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    What do we think of Barria tomorrow against the White Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s try him!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Any chance Rudy can run a SON update so we know what we’re looking at?

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: He’s $11 – may change tomorrow, but I’m going for it!

  203. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Odor or Avisail? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  204. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Parker or Gsellman?

    Thanks

  205. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Need to drop one. Darvish, Yuli (bench bar), Gibson or Pivetta?

    Thanks!

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