Craig Biggio.  It’s a sloppy, imperfect comparison, but that’s who Alex Bregman looks like.  I watched three minutes of video of him.  So, that’s like saying there’s smoke emitting from every New York City manhole because underneath are old Filipino women making hot pretzels, who then transport them to the above ground vendors, because you found an old Filipino woman underneath one manhole cover making pretzels.  Luke, small is your sample size, said Yoda.  Now, if you buy into the Biggio comparison, which you should because Filipino women are making pretzels below New York City manholes, Biggio had three homers, six steals and hit .211 in his first 50 games.  Ya know, Hall of Famer, Craig Biggio.  Biggio was older then than (stutterer!) Bregman is now, if you were looking for an excuse.  Rookies sure are fun, right?  They mostly cause ulcers.  They.  Mostly.  Cause.  Ulcers.  TMCU, for short.  So, Bregman is crazy talented, he could be up soon, I would own him, but, for this year, I’d keep my expectations in Slovakia, or even Czech.  For further reading, Prospector Ralph has him number one on the top 100 fantasy baseball prospects.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Travis d’Arnaud – I Googled TDA, and I got search results for The Dance Academy, which makes me think of Arthur Murray, so why don’t we call him Travis d’Arthurmurray, but knowing TDA he’d hurt himself during a waltz spin.  I don’t have some deep-rooted love for d’Arthurmurray, but he has been a bit hot and is available in leagues.

Josh Bell – Was called up by the Pirates, and supposedly will push Informer Ja-Snow to the bench, but, knowing Hurdle, Bell and Jaso will platoon.  As the expression that I just made up says, the last hurdle to common sense is Hurdle.  So, why do we, gentle reader, care about Bell?  You don’t know?!  What kind of Tom, Dick and Dopey are you?  He’s one of the top prospects in all of baseball.  For a few years, people were wondering if his power would majesticize (totally a word!) — last year, only seven homers all year.  This year, he has 13 already.  That power isn’t amazing, but it’s coming around.  Pretty good actually from a line drive hitter.  That’s right, he hits line drives.  His batting average this year:  .327.  Last year: .347.  .335 the year before.  Always with the line drives this guy!   So, I’d grab Bell in every league to see how his playing time shakes out, assuming it doesn’t just make a ringing sound.

C.J. Cron – Curtis Jackson Cron has five homers in the month of July, and we’re eight days into July, which is Beatles-speak for a week.

A.J. Reed – People were clamoring for A.J. Reed like he was Jon Niese signing his autobiography, “Stop Asking Me, I Am Not Carly Fiorina, You Nose This,” and now that Reed is up and homering, no one wants him.  Okay, prematurely balding men and five girl readers, okay.

Yangervis Solarte – There’s no schmohawk that is a hotter schmotato right now.  Maybe Zack Cozart, but I didn’t even list Cozart this week, though, he is listed here.  Two for one!

Dae-Ho Lee –  Dae-Ho is hot, yo, says Grey as he extends his pinkie on his glass of Alizé.  Speaking of Ho’s:

Luis Valbuena – Has a lot in common with Juan Uribe.  He’s usually an awful corner man option, but when he gets hot, he hits a few homers in a week until he gets cold again.  I will call them ValJuana, which sounds like a bad 90s group.  Didn’t ValJuana sing, Barbie Girl?

Javier Baez – Here’s another example of the hype being strong when a guy is either in the minors or doing nothing, only to completely evaporate when the player is actually playing and producing.  The unknown is always more appealing when speaking about your marriage, your love life, your career, but in fantasy baseball, the unknown is not necessarily better.

Brock Holt – Chest Rockwell likes Brock’s ability to slot into different positions, and so should you.

Wilmer Flores – All kidding aside, I feel bad for Wilmer Flores’s wife.  “Wilmer, I forget to get milk for the coffee.”  First, sniffles, then Wilmer looks away, grabbing at his leg, trying to contain his emotions, then…The dam breaks, tears flowing like the Colorado River at a level 5 rapids.  His wife sighs, handing him a towel.  She adds, “I’m done buying you tissues.”  The sobs hit harder than before, “Wilmer, get it together, you’re scaring the kids!”

Ryan Schimpf – There’s not much here in the big picture, but there’s two days left before the break, so how big of a picture do you need?  You want me to paint you a gee-dee mural?

Lonnie Chisenhall – He went 4-for-5 one game this week and 5-for-8 in another game.  Two weeks ago, he had a 4-for-4 game.  He also has three homers across two weeks.  In short, he’s hot.  Shorter, Altuve.

Cody Asche – I was mentioning this on our last podcast, it’s important to have a few rotating spots in your lineup so you can add a hot bat to go into your team, especially if you have a bunch of cold players you can’t drop.  Mix the hot with the cold, or like Selena Gomez says in Hands to Myself, “All of the downs and the uppers keep making love to each other.”

Jose Reyes – Or go with the Ho offer above from Rudy Gamble, and drop Reyes like his Jarritos sponsor.

Marcus Semien – Not owning Semien doesn’t make you impotent, needing to think about Giancarlo hitting home runs for your fantasy team, does that, but, on our Player Rater, Semien has been a top 100 overall player.  I will say Razzball readers are much smarter than your average bear since he’s only owned in 35% of ESPN leagues, but on our Player Rater it shows he’s owned in 98% of our leagues.

Trea Turner – The Nationals’ front office has been switching out Dusty’s noise cancelling headphones with headphones playing Proud Mary to subliminally get him agree to call up Turner, and it seems to have worked.  Turner will be used in center, short and 2nd base.  In other words, probably a bench bat for Dusty.  I’d still grab him to see if he gets the playing time.

Didi Gregorius – He’s been hitting well, because Gregorius D.I.D. is sicka than you average Detroit players, and he puts his Timbs down for some old-ass hooligans in the Bronx.

Tim Anderson – Whether you pick him up this week or not, this is the last time I’m saying to buy him.  I’m done, you hear me?  Done!  That’s right, the Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it) doesn’t mess around.

Aaron Judge – I just gave you my Aaron Judge fantasy.  On a side note about rookies, it seems like the rookies that do really well when they first come up are the ones that come out of nowhere, and the rookies that arrive with hype, do nothing.  Though, I’m admittedly ignoring all rookies that were highly touted and did well immediately.

Peter Bourjos – Yes, he’s been hot, but as the Hitter-Tron would point out, the Phils are in Coors this weekend.  The Hitter-Tron would also like to point out that pile of scrap metal, that’s its new girlfriend.

Max Kepler – Here’s something we can revisit in five years (because we will totally remember this in five years, and this is assuming Trump becomes president to avoid a war with Mexico), who will be better over the next five years:  Kepler or Buxton?  Wouldn’t shock me to see it be Kepler.  He was no slouch of a prospect himself.

Joakim Soria – I grabbed Soria in one league, but only after Kelvin was taken.  Though, I likely would’ve grabbed Soria first anyway.  It’s prolly a straight committee while Davis is out, and Davis may only be out a week, so it depends on your threshold for SAGNOF and the possibility of massive runs like your team has Montezuma’s Revenge on whether you grab Soria.

Carlos Estevez – Carlos Sheen is the closer in Colorado and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that he won’t be in a month’s time.

Brandon Maurer – The new Padres closer!  “I don’t appreciate your overuse of me.”  That’s the exclamation mark from the previous sentence.

Tyler Glasnow – I just gave you my Tyler Glasnow fantasy.  It was written using my toes.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – I just went over him this morning.  It was glorious!  Or just acceptable, depending on your mood.  You can be so moody!

Robbie Ray – You know this is a Stream-o-Nator call or my name isn’t Grey Moonbeam Cassius Clay Albright.

Albert Suarez – Okay, the Stream-o-Nator might be drunk on loneliness from watching the Hitter-Tron hook up with a pile of scrap metal to even barely like Suarez.

Anthony DeSclafani – He should be owned in all leagues until he’s no longer doing well.  Yelp review of this blurb, “Blunt, to the point, I really enjoyed it, but the parking was atrocious and the hostess doesn’t seem like she wants to be there.  One star.”

SELL

Carlos Gonzalez – The Rockies are open to trading CarGo, and he wants to go.  You know how I know?  The Rockies denied wanting to trade him.  Yeah, because who’s going to give them any sort of return if it’s obvious he wants to leave Colorado.  This reminds me of the mouse in the cheese store that wanted to get traded to the rat poison store.  CarGo sees a skull and crossbones and he’s excited?  Hey, CarGo, you wanna sabotage yourself?  That’s cool, but don’t be sabotaging my fantasy team!  I put a good 167 hours a week into this thing!  What?  A man’s gotta sleep.  In home games in his career, CarGo’s hitting 70 points higher and has 44 more homers.  He’s played exactly one less home game than away game in his career.  Some of those home games were in Oaktown before Beane traded him away (that won’t be in the Moneyball sequel), but it’s obvious what Coors does to a player.  I wouldn’t trade Cargo for a whiff of Guy Fieri’s frosted hair, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    You take a morning off from fantasy and they call up Turner and Bell. You beat me this time Albright!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Package them both to you, who will you give?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Kang lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  2. Nate says:
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    Bregman or Bell ROS in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  3. William Hung says:
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    I think Trea plays with Zimmerman hitting the DL – but who knows????

    Nothing doing on the pitching front – DeScla, Glasnow, and Ryu are all taken… you mentioned in your podcast you chase saves by getting the backup closer if the primary one has gone 3 days straight – how do you quickly find that info? Maybe I’ll use Harvey’s spot for that through the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closermonkey.com provides it

  4. Martin says:
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    Dynasty league J.P Crawford, Bell, Hammel for Dahl, Nola. Which side do you like?

    • Martin says:
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      @Martin: Also, Velasquez today at Coors. Do you have the balls to start him in a 12-team mixed league? Feel either a complete blowup or a gem, no in between. Although I do own quite a few Rockies hitters so I can hedge my bets!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  5. ashtray says:
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    If I drop Heyward for Kepler in a 12 teamer using 3 OFs will I regret it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ashtray: Not as much as you’ll regret keeping him

  6. knucks says:
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    Have a chance to make a move for Donaldson…

    I’d be giving him Franco/Betances/S. Dyson/Tim Anderson

    This is an easy YES, right? Dunno that I’d call it a chump dump. But I can hopefully grab one or two of Bregman/Judge/AJReed off the wire through overnight waivers tonight too. Donaldson owner is painfully over the projected IP total, severely below in K’s and wants some Saves. So he said he’d do this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  7. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team OBP and QS.

    Duvall for J.Gray and Nola. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  8. AJ says:
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    Based on long-term dynasty value… how do you rank these guys? Or which 2 would you keep?

    Javier Baez
    Add. Russell
    Benintendi
    David Dahl
    Buxton
    Jake Lamb
    Odoubel
    Bregman

    ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, Bregman

  9. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Who is the save vulture if cisek gets the hook?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

      • Hometown Heroes says:
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        @Grey: Diaz!! At least that’s who I am hoping for

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  10. Murph says:
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    Cut Gattis for d’arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: thanks sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Derrick says:
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    Carlos Santana or AJ Reed ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  12. Alex says:
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    Redraft league.. Who do you want to own for the 2nd half?

    Judge, Turner, or Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks! Just dropped Holt for Bell. Moved Will Myers from 1b to OF. And I’ve got Judge on my bench just waiting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  13. Random Dude says:
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    Belt and Villar for Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  14. G says:
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    I had Lawrie and Forsythe occupying my 2b slot. Now that Turner is up was thinking of dropping one of those two for a streamer spot or someone else. Who’s the better drop lawrie or Forsythe? It’s a league that include bith avg and obp. Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  15. OH the choices.. says:
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    ok Grey I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly mixed point league I had Wade davis go down. Which closer would you grab in the time being or possibly longer depending on how bad his inj is…. available are Steve Cishek, Soria, brandon maurer, osuna, ziegler and ryan Madsen Who is your guy? Thx for the help as always grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

    • Vinc says:
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      @OH the choices..: why is Madsen and especially osuna available in a 12 team league?

  16. Andrew says:
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    Yelich or Odubel? Or is yelich just 20 points of BA and less pop/speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, but yeah

  17. Scott says:
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    Tulo for Cast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  18. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice buy column!

    Signed up Valbuena and Ryu off waivers. Hope all goes well.

    Question: I signed up Valbuena to cover for me until Bour comes back. Do you think Valbuena can cover me until Bour gets back?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Polly not but worth a shot

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man! At least he can cover for tonight. I’ll see who’s good there after, not a lot to find. I rode big Teix for his 0/4’s and bench-warming so at worst he’s better than that, at best he pops a HR with 3Ks.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  19. ryanoger says:
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    AJ Reed or Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  20. Steve says:
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    Bell and Turner not starting today. Maybe pinch hitter/runner.

    Is there a term for a rookie not starting after being called up? What’s the point of the call up 2 days before the ASB to ride the pine?

    • Grey

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      Aren’t the minors in a break too?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Syracuse has a game today and tomorrow Trea could be batting lead off in…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  21. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Kepler or Napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  22. MisterMister says:
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    Drop Flores to stash Bregman? With this afternoon’s renovations, my 2B/SS/3B consists of:

    Schoop, Trea T., Story, Andrus, Miller (SS/OF), J. Turner, and Wilmer (3B/2B/SS), with Carpenter and Pearce on the DL. Dropped Travis for Flores, but Wilmer is benched *again* (Guess Collins likes the late-game flexibility? Who knows.). If Bregman qualifies at 3rd…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Flores

  23. ferris says:
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    Do you think any of these guys will be Top 125 hitters or Top 40 pitchers ROS?

    AJ Reed
    Josh Bell
    Alex Bregman
    Lucas Giolito
    Tyler Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  24. Will says:
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    in a keeper league would you rather have Bregman, Baez or Reed?

    My infield is loaded for keepers

    Encarnacion, Correa, Arenado

    I also have Schoop, Rendon, Segura, and Villar

    Thoughts for 2nd half and keeper? I currently have Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  25. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Who wins this trade in a 12 team AL only roto: Lind, T Anderson, A Miller, Rich Hill for Bogaerts, Alonso, Montgomery and Justin Wilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  26. Kyle Eberth says:
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    ROS:
    Castellanos, Espnosa, Valencia, Duvall, Franco?

    Points League

  27. Teddy Heater says:
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    Okay, here’s the shot out of the cannon;

    Kris Bryant (1st), Bryce Harper (3rd), Nomar Mazara (Last)…………

    You have to Trade One, Drop One, Keep One for second half and beyond

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: 1st, 3rd and Last are the rounds I get to keep them in, check that Harper becomes 2nd rounder next year as I kept him this year.

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Teddy Heater: is someone getting cannonized?

  28. John says:
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    I usually dislike these call ups like Reed, Trea as they tend to need time to figure it out (Seager the exemption last year).

    But Bregman looks the part. I would need to drop Espinosa for him. Worth it for redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. Mark says:
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    Will Schwarber be a stud next season. Opportunity to get him in a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will play 75% of time and be solid

  30. Sir says:
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    Would you dump Kolton Wong for Trea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  31. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    I grabbed Bregs this morning in perts and now you go and write this. Great minds think alike? I’m a little more optimistic than you and I prefer to Bregs to Bell because of A) Park B) Manager C) He has crushed at every level this year so why not some of those god awful AL West starters…cust kayin. Here are the BB profiles for both

    Bregman GB/32.5 FB/34.5 LD/20.4

    Bell GB/44.4 FB/28.5 LD/22.7

    Bell hits the ball to all fields a little better than Bregs but with that oh so nice Minute Maid Park which was 4th in HR% to right handed hitters in the 2014-15 seasons I have to put my money on Bregs getting some extra dong action at home. Call it a hunch and no not the one on my back but I have a feeling Bell will be more Hosmer lite or Loney heavy and thats friggin lame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Bell because he’s in the majors already, if they were both here then Bregman

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: but its Bell under Hurdle in a pitchers park…okay, I’ll be honest Im bored as balls at work today and trying to start a convo. So yeah, how about that Silicon Valley finale? Big Head the video player?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You start The Americans?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thought Silicon Valley was weak this year

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: havent started the Americans, is in the queue. SV was decent. I love the danesh gilfoil banter. And that jacket…you need a razzball version of one of those.

            • Grey

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              The shirt with my face was kinda our SV jacket… It just wasn’t that funny this season

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: that limited run of “you” shirts. I should e-bay mine

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’d get a fortune! Or at least enough for lunch

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: a fortune ….cookie!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  32. ryanoger says:
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    baez or devon travis?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      throw Solarte in that mix too…

      have a great weekend man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  33. JJ says:
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    Would you grab Kepler, J.Reyes, W.Flores, Cron, Pillar or C.Carter for L.Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  34. BambooLounge says:
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    Longoria and Tulo for Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco… It’s fair

    • BambooLounge says:
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      @BambooLounge: Never mind…someone gave the team that offered Longo and Tulo, Kluber and Leonys for Tulo and Kendrys.

      Missed my window, but my team is doing alright offensively as it is, so not too bummed.

  35. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Thanks as always…

    5×5 Roto with OBP.. Need all offensive cats.

    Reddick over any of Moyà, Pagan, Heyward, AJ Reed…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  36. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Greyeth,

    Do you still like Edwin Diaz for teams that have the space for him? You discussed him in the last podcast but his numbers look much worse now. One bad outing counts a lot when a guy has only thrown 20 innings.

    And since he’s only thrown so few innings, perhaps I should look elsewhere?

    Have a great weekend. As always, thanks for the posts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I still like him… You too!

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: damn at first glance that looked like he was addressing that to Gareth….what happened to the alley cat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been around

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: There is the username that was on the fringe when I typed that.

          We regret any confusion this may have caused.

  37. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Bell or Yulieski Gurriel (if he signs) ROS? I know, I’m reaching deep… Not in that way, gross!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Grey: Bloodline or Bosch next season? Is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bosch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close

          • Mr. Snrub says:
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            @Grey: I’m going Bosch as well, gonna finally get closer to finding out what happened to his Ma

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  38. Dave says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Was just offered Lindor/Posey/Ozuna for Arenado in a 12 mixed h2h league. Is this a no brainer? My catcher is Wieters btw.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent haul if you need a shortstop and outfielder

  39. cf says:
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    Grey, would you drop Moyà for Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  40. stu says:
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    Cron, Salarte, or Melvin Upton

    • stu says:
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      @stu: sorry, points league redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melvin really but I’d go Cron

  41. Chris says:
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    Would you sit shoemaker @ Bal today? Streamonator doesn’t like this start. It didnt like his last start in boston either and was right. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  42. Teddy Heater says:
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    Damn, you skipped me like Collins does Flores! (Goes into bathroom, takes Kelly’s eyeliner and draws a tear drop under eye like Flaca from OITNB) Yeah Netflix and Chill I see how you roll BFF…..

    Okay, here’s the shot out of the cannon;………T.K.D

    Kris Bryant (1st round), Bryce Harper (2nd), Nomar Mazara (Last)…………

    You have to Trade One, Keep One, Drop One for second half and beyond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad! On my phone… Drop Maz, or trade… Trade Bryant or Harper neither are exceptional values… Harper obviously better value

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Damn, this eye liner shizz is really hard to get off. I heart Bryant, but are his better days behind him? Should I sell high or do I do a Trumbo hold? Offense is on point and I’d be left the following if I moved Bryant

        Gattis
        Miggy
        Lawrie
        Castellanos
        Desmond
        Harper
        Crush
        Krush
        Papi
        Pujols
        Bench: Mazara, Joc, Bregman

        It’s a pitch heavy league and Noah, Hammel, Rodon, Hendricks and Bauer have been anchoring the staff with just V2, Taillon and Yu in the wings. De la Rosa, Ray, Koehler, Dickey and Fiers best SP available. I need SP right? Maybe some Max and Carrasco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bryant is a 1st rounder for the next 5 years, it’s not great value if you have him at 1st round value

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Agreed, I guess I just need validation that I have enough offense to lose Bryant. It’s 12 team points league and I’m number 1 in HR & RBI, but I know I’m going to need some SP to win this thing again and with so many questionable arms rostered and garbage on the wire, I’m feeling it’s a good time to move Bryant.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t move Bryant or Harper for an SP

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: I wouldn’t move a big bat for an arm either, but I think I can get 2 big arms, like:

                Sale and Carrasco for Bryant and Hammel/Bauer or Kendricks

                Max and Salazar for Bryant and V2

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If you can get Sale and Carrasco you take that all day

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Mac Drizzay all damn dizzay. Thanks BFF!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All heezy on the beezy!

  43. Matty Ice says:
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    Drury or Merrifield ROS? Yuck, I know.

    Drop C. Dickerson or Joc to stash Dee?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury Dickerson

  44. Jack says:
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    Glasnow over Berrios ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  45. Chris says:
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    Grichuk or kepler ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  46. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    1. This year, Bell over Pujols or Reed?

    2. In a 12 team keeper, $3 Bell over $28 Pujols or $11 AJ Reed for 2017?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  47. Natty Boh says:
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    AL only: Give Pujols get CJ Cron and King Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  48. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Grey,

    Guy in my league is trying to trade Matz. He’s asked for Sanchez and Archer (separately) so far and I’ve rejected both. It’s a h2h league (10 team redraft), so I need my pitchers for the playoffs. If he has surgery, even in September, I’m screwed. Initially it looked like Sanchez was heading to the bullpen, so I thought that was a good trade. Since then there have been conflicting reports as to whether he’s actually heading to the pen this year.

    Anywho…here is my starting staff, which players would you trade straight up for Matz: Archer, Smyly, Hill, Sanchez, Fulmer, Duffy, CMart, Nola.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez will go to the bullpen at some point

  49. jay says:
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    Drop Travis for Turner in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  50. Pete says:
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    Who’s a better start if you have to pick one in a h2h points league : Liriano tonight gainst Chicago – Arrieta (stream predicts 15.3 points in my points league) or Shields vs. Atlanta – Folty on Sunday (13.8 points).

    The only thing I’m confident in is that I’m going to pick the wrong guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither Liriano

  51. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Follow up…of those 8 starting pitchers, which ones would you trade straight up for Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Duffy

  52. Plantar says:
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    Dee Gordon will get playing time once he’s eligible correct? What do the Marlins do with Dietrich

    Also. Out of Verlander, taillion, hammel who do you like ROS for a head to head playoff time pitcher. I’m worried taillion may be shit down by then?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich is a utility man

      Verlander

  53. Plantar says:
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    espinosa or Bergman keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  54. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Top 2 for second half of season – Nola, Smyly, Rodon, Kennedy?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Nola

  55. Jack florida says:
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    Redraft league
    Would you trade jeffress for archer?

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  56. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    A few trade options:

    I give: Belt + Ross
    I get: Springer

    I give: Hosmer + Not sure, maybe Hammel?
    I get: Springer

    Which would you take?

    Either would leave me with Saunders on the bench. I know you probably hate these kinds of questions, but level pitcher could I get for Saunders? Just kind of off the top of your head?

    Thanks Grey!

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte,polanco, j-upton
    util-hosmer, belt
    bn-saunders

    sp-strasburg, matz, pomeranz, velasquez, hill, samardija, hammel, desclafani,
    rp-vizcaino, robertson, cishek
    dl-ross
    n.a-glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer in both, not really close in 1st

  57. henncoop says:
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    12 team roto team 3rd in HRs & RBIs but 9th in SBs not too worried about the speed for now.
    1) Lawrie, Didi , or Castro for ROS …pick 2
    .2) Move on from Heyward with Grichuk, Solarte, or Bell.

    Hope you have a great weekend …thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi, Lawrie… Bell

  58. henncoop says:
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    add Granderson to the list on #2 as well …sorry for the add …thanks

  59. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey.

    12 team H2H redraft.

    Peripherals are saying sell on Salazar so I’m looking to move him. My Salazar for his Polanco? Which side do you like better?

    Have a great weekend man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, you too!

  60. SPAPS says:
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    Heading into the break, top of league in hitting, bottom in pitching. Need a pitcher real bad, was thinking of offering Rizzo, Adam jones and piscotty for madbum, miggy and abreu (hung up on the abreu risk) you think there’s a possibility he turns it around second half? what do you think, deal or no deal? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  61. Schlitzy says:
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    Public service announcement on Kendrys Morales who you have been touting for 2 + weeks. I was bummed that I couldn’t add him because the only open spot I have is OF and Kendrys is a DH/1B. So I never even bothered to see if he was available. So today I was sorting through OF free agents and there he is, OF eligible on yahoo. So he’s on my team now but this is gonna bug me for days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  62. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Flores is sitting again. I’ve had enough I dont even care if I miss a boingvenido,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terry Collins is a stooge, how do you sit a hot schmotato… I like Bochy’s rule, if a guy homers, he automatically plays the next day

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: bochy might be a huge bitch but that head knows what it’s doing. I wonder if that head is really it’s own seperate entity. Like an alien craft that settled on his body.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bochy is BigHead… Let’s work out a deal for pitching for Villar…

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: I have no pitching. Im down to two since I kicked matz and that wonky elbow to the curb. I tried working a deal with your boy DDD but even though he liked my offer he cant because Kershaw and harvey are hurt. You know how has an unnecessary amount of pitching….JB. Im working on other deals so lets see what materializes after that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So I’m your last resort to trade with? Shame, Hate, shame

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: well I could always Shame Anger Gluttony Narcissism Obsession Flatulence

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hmm those don’t sound that appealing either, no thank you!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: sorry I meant sagnof. Those are the 6 deadlyy sins of fantasy. That also spell sagnof

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, well played… You liking this Afro kid?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Im already looking for other cuts. Im going to post a free style below

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

  63. Popbottles says:
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    Asked the other day but one last question. Keeper league and I’m playing for this year, does sending ozuna, mazara, schoop, taillion, harvey for Cruz, Chris Davis, grienke and Verlander sound like a fair trade and good upgrade for me heading into the playoffs.

    Harvey is obviously done and just a throw in at this point. I would either play dee gordon or Espinosa or jose Ramirez at 2b..

    Gives me an outfield of trout/Harper/Cruz/davis instead of ozuna/mazara.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  64. henncoop says:
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    Glasnow sent down …speculative hold till after ASB?? or drop him with not much else available in SP??
    Chances he is back on the team after break?? 70%??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was only sent down so they could have an extra guy for the weekend

  65. toneDEAF says:
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    H2h points Keeper league trade. I give Rizzo (3rd round next year) for Jose Fernandez (12th round next year). I will be keeping Goldy at 1st base (1st round). Who would you rather have? Rizz or Jo-fer at those values?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh, I prefer Rizzo

  66. Jack says:
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    Khris or Melvin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

  67. rick says:
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    gregorious or kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  68. JP says:
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    ROS: Gattis or Martin? We count OBP instead of BA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  69. henncoop says:
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    Scooter or Solarte over either Didi or Russell for ROS Roto value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  70. Hankg says:
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    Have a logjam at 3b/Ut with Frazier, Lamb and Villar. Trade any of the three head-up for Carrasco? Or would I need to expand deal to make it fair? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, Lamb, Villar that order

  71. jason bourne says:
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    Need SAGNOF. Jose Reyes or Trea Turner + Ben Revere handcuff?

    What happened to Tim Anderson’s minor league game? So far, he’s stolen only two bases. Would Trea Turner be better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes will play every day and be better, Turner for upside

  72. Tio says:
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    Short Term…. Points League:

    Gattis, Grandal or Martin?

    • Tio says:
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      @Tio: Russel Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  73. henncoop says:
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    I assume Duvall, Ozuna, Khris, or Cron are too much to drop for either Reed or Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: did somebody ask to drop ozuna?

  74. Chris says:
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    12 team Keeper with OPS. Can you choose the best 3 bats to round out my offense from:

    Chris Carter
    Bregman
    Moya
    Flores
    AJ Reed

    Cheers Grey, have a cracking weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Bregman, Flores You too!

  75. ichirosan says:
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    16 man dynasty league. Badly need some power and OPS. Trade Leonys Martin and Jimmy Nelson for Alex Gordon (highly ranked in the Buysellatops), or look for something better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  76. bazzrall says:
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    drop Norris for D’arnie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arnie

  77. Orphan Black says:
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    Would you trade Verlander and Mazara for Kimbrel and Rosenthal?

    10 team 5×5 roto non-keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  78. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Shoemaker or Eickhoff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  79. Smh says:
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    Jason Kipnis just homered 2 games in a row. You ranked them: Baez, Espinosa, Kipnis ROS.

    I dropped Kipnis 2 days ago. C’mon man…….

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Smh: seriously

  80. David says:
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    Scherzer/J. Up or Franco/Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, it’s fair

  81. Bobbo says:
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    Which one would you start?
    Tim Anderson vs. ATL (Teheran) $8.1
    Addison Russell @ PIT (Kuhl) $-8.6
    A.J. Reed vs. OAK (graveman) $1.9
    Cameron Maybin @ TOR (Sanchez) $10.0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  82. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte,polanco, j-upton
    util-hosmer, belt
    bn-saunders

    sp-strasburg, matz, pomeranz, velasquez, hill, samardija, hammel, desclafani,
    rp-vizcaino, robertson, cishek
    dl-ross
    n.a-glasnow

    I give: Samardija + Upton
    I get: Cueto

    Move Saunders into Upton’s spot. An additional trade would get me Springer for Hosmer and Hammel. New roster would look like:

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte,polanco, springer
    util-saunders, belt

    sp-strasburg, matz, pomeranz, velasquez, hill, cueto, desclafani,
    rp-vizcaino, robertson, cishek
    dl-ross
    n.a-glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  83. Smh says:
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    Kipnis homered again… Who I dropped for Baez

    “Baez, Espinosa, Kipnis” – Grey

    I’m just so happy right now…..

    • timmyk93 says:
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      @Smh: this guy is a loser. Wow.

  84. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Kepler or Bossman Jr? Dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  85. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Done with Bosch, Game of Thrones, Bloodline, OiTNB, yadda^3…

    Help me FML, a guy can only watch baseball and look at spreadsheets while his girlfriend sits next to him for so long. What’s the new hotness in the showbiz?

    Have you watched HBO’s “The Night Of”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet but I want to, let me know if the premiere is good

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Grey: Will do. Also, Chris Archer just made my list. Or rather, was dropped from my list, the bum. There’s something happening here, and what Archer is ain’t exactly clear.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, agreed

  86. Adam says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Carrasco, Salazar, Lester,Cueto
    Thanks!
    Trying to trade for a pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  87. henncoop says:
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    Deep 30 player dynasty 12 team league 5X6 roto with OPS
    Drop B Hamilton or Bud Norris to pick up Grichuk???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for all the help today …have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  88. Creepy Crespi says:
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    Braves: 3 HR in April.

    Braves: 3 HR tonight vs. Chris Sale.

    Me: Beer milkshake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  89. Brett says:
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    Kang or Espinoza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  90. Chris says:
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    I’m going to pick up Paxton off of waivers. Was planning on dropping Pineda to do it but Glasnow is getting sent down at least through the all-star break. Probably won’t get the call back up until they at least need a fifth starter or longer. Should I drop glasnow instead of pineda for Paxton in a h2h points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Glasnow

  91. Shark says:
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    Fun fact: compare McCutchen vs. Heyward…given their respective draft positions, where are all the “should I drop McCutchen” questions?…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  92. Joeg414 says:
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    Polanco out hurt again. Would probably be sitting anyway vs Lester tomarrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Joeg414: Grab Bell neaaaow! Polanco been hurting for weeks

  93. Los Putos says:
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    Offered Sal Perez for my Ells.

    2 C league and have been running 1 C for the longest (hundley) cuz everything else is hot garbage

    Could use the power and recently grabbed J Reyes thinking he’d run some and can compensate for losing Ells.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks amigo(s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds fair

  94. ferris says:
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    Glasnow or Giolito ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  95. Brett says:
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    What’s going on with archer should I stay away. Would you trade Kang for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ trade Kang for him

  96. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Give Josh Harrison for Josh Tomlin? Wondering if it’s fair/decent. Would play either A.J. Reed or Tim Anderson at utility instead. If saves are a premium, what about asking for jeanmar Gomez for Harrison instead?

    • Bobbo says:
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      @Bobbo: Nevermind, the more I think about it the more I like Harrison over either of those guys since he’s decent as my second utility player. I got him and junior Guerra for Addison russell and Cameron Maybin. Thoughts on that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d prefer Gomez

  97. alps88 says:
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    Grey
    You think Rosenthal gets the closer job back..
    he was just dropped

    • alps88 says:
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      @alps88:
      also would you drop Profar for Bell
      keeper league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe at some point, not soon

  98. Joeg414 says:
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    Cron out with a broken hand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

  99. Orphan Black says:
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    I hate you Walt Weiss. Leave Gray in there, let him give up his own runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  100. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Cargo for Carrasco or Salazar?
    Need a starter and think Cargo could be traded
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would for Carrasco

  101. Clive says:
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    Would you trade Goldy/Story/Upton for Sale/C Davis/Ramos.. It’s a keeper league (Goldy Rd 5 next year, Sale Rd 14). Love adding Sale, have Votto to replace at 1B too. Plus Davis > Upton.. What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  102. William Hung says:
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    Pray for me – I dropped Lamb for Franco and with Harvey’s injury and Giolito’s demotion, if he’s a FA come tomorrow morning, I’m scooping him back up – not because i need him, but because no other team can have him….

    I’ll carry 3 3B if I have to…

    In other news, I have no idea who to pick up off waivers – the pickings are slim right now due to Taillon having an injury and Giolito getting sent down and might not be up for a while since Ross might be healthy by the time the Nats need a 5th starter – Berrios needs to be called up after the break so I can scoop him up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  103. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just lost Cron.

    Have a UTIL spot open.
    Whos the guy out of Rendon, TAnderson, Solarte, Bell and Baez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  104. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey!
    12 team H2H Categories
    would you drop Heyward for Pence right now?
    Not exactly sure how much longer it will be until Pence comes back or should that not even be a factor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a DL guy? Meh

  105. Slimbo says:
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    Is cron worth a dl spot over soler in a shallow keeper?

    Which pickup do you like best overall when I drop cron or soler? Upton Jr, Eaton, Khris davis or mayin. Avg and obp counts

    Thanks!

    • Russell says:
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      Definitely Upton Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Soler’s fine

  106. Hometown Heroes says:
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    12 team AL only keeper league who wins K Seager for Sano and Judge. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  107. Your mom says:
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    In a keeper, would you rather have j.up or cmart? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  108. Bobbo says:
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    Harrison vs. Cubs (Lester) $14.7
    Anderson vs. Braves (Teheran) $8.8
    Reed vs. Athletics (graveman) $1.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  109. the swinging says:
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    Wow melvin upton. Now hitting 268 with 16 homers and 20 steals on the season.

    Over the last 30 calender days he’s hitting .327 with 10 homers and 7 steals.

    Keep it up **eyes closed praying emoji**

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  110. Popbottles says:
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    I’ve got to send one of the following guys in a deal to make it fair In a keeper league. I’m torn. $10 is a players minimum. $10 dee gordon, $10 jonathen schoop, $10 Lorenzo Cain.

    My outfield currently looks like this: HARPER trout Cain jose Ramirez (utility player) then will add Chris Davis and nelson Cruz from the deal . We play 4 outfielders

    My 2b looks like this: dee Gordon, schoop, jose Ramirez (utility)

    Issue is I seem to be slightly above average in the power department (I feel like I will get an even biger big boost bringing in Nellie Cruz and Chris Davis) and tend to lose “runs” and “sbs” every week (play h2h roto) which makes me want to keep see gordon for (hopefully) batting average/runs/sbs. It’s just schoop has been great too with all of those (outside sbs) which makes me toy with sending Cain in the deal instead and keep 2 2b, one of which wil ALWAYS be benched… So idk. I think the smart thing to do is trade a 2b.

    Sorry for the rant. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send Gordon, they’re all fairly equal

  111. ryanoger says:
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    Flores or Solarte?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      or Aaron Hill I need a replacement for Devon?

      thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  112. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    walker or joe ross as better DL stash in 20 team h2h with QS, can’t believe both were dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  113. Huh says:
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    Are any of these giys better than a waiver wire streamer?

    Jason hammel
    Ventura
    Jeffrey
    Iwakuma ros.

    10 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  114. Huh says:
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    Trade $16 salazar and $10 Lorenzo Cain for $10 Mookie

    What about $16 salazar and $25 nelson Cruz for $10 Mookie

    Or $16 Salazar, $28 Chris Davis for $10 Mookie.

    Do any and all? Which do you prefer? 10 team keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie side in all of them

  115. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    estevez or kintzler ROS for saves?

    • Knucks says:
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      @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Pretty close call, both could lose job at some point. Though it looks like that could happen to Estevez first, with Ottavino there.

      I’d post on Smokeys new article too. Keep an eye on the possibility of Trevor May in MIN. And best of luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez

  116. Johnc says:
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    I have made a few trades using your consolidate and improve theory. So far, so good moving from 10th place to fifth. Hard part of my schedule coming up in a 12 teamer. My roster:

    Gattis
    Goldy, Frazier, Franco
    Schoop, Kinsler, Villar
    Betts, Marte, Polanco, Khris, Maybin,
    Espinosa (UTIL). Bell (Hurdle will crush my dreams here)
    Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, McCullers, Bauer, J Ross (DL)
    Familia, Rondon, KRod, (one streamer spot, currently Rodney as I cultured a hold this week)

    1. Am I dropping Bell for someone like Kepler, Moss, Grichuk, Souza…..Polanco and Maybin sit a bit more than I would like due to injuries, lefty matchups so an extra OF might be good.

    2. I was offered Tanaka, V Mart and Pedroia for Sale. Big names but not sure those two hitters are going to be big upgrades, healthy down the stretch. I guess I would drop Espinosa and Bell. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kepler 2. Sale side

  117. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Daniel Hudson or Tyler Clippard? Closermonkey doesn’t know

    • Knucks says:
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      @William Hung: My add overnight would have been Hudson. He has been in the 8th most of the year, realize he has blown up a bit lately. But def could go either way. Someone asked Smokey already, so I’d keep an eye on that if you aren’t already Bill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  118. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I can’t believe Dapper Dan Mengden stayed in the game after taking that liner off the chest. He was obvioulsy not his usual self and they just let him blow up. It was tough to watch the implosion that should have never happened.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  119. Not Steve says:
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    Hey! In my dynasty league right now, I’ve got Michael Brantley and Gerritt Cole (and maybe Taijuan Walker–what pitcher gets a foot injury?) conspiring to get off my DL in the nearish future. I’ve also got Bregman, Berrios, and Conforto dreaming about getting off my NA list.

    In what order would you drop the following guys to make space?

    Edwin Diaz
    Bud Norris
    Kevin Gausman
    Tanner Roark
    Aaron Nola
    Melvin Upton
    Byron Buxton
    Max Kepler
    Addison Russell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Gausman

  120. Hand of SAGNOF says:
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    Down to 1 closer after losing wade. Was offered melancon and morales for castellanos (keep him for $2) 16tm roto keeper. Am I crazy to not do this? Am I crazy for waiting for a response?… thoughts and thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it if I needed saves

  121. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rank ’em – Bauer, Shoemaker, Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Updated – Ian Kennedy was dropped

        Rank ’em: Shoemaker, Kennedy, Taillon, Glasnow (if he is back up post-ASB)

        Also, is Yordano Ventura worth an add, or is he waiver fodder?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That ranking looks fine, forget Ventura

  122. Brett says:
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    1 Nola or taillon

    2 for holds bush or romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon…Romo

  123. DancinHomer says:
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    Need to drop 1 of the 2 DL ‘d players below to make room for Rondon who just landed there:

    David Peralta
    Alex Cobb

    Who is the better player to stash vs drop?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Peralta

  124. Brett says:
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    Would you trade taillon and kang for archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. Chad Donaldson says:
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    8 keeper dynasty league, what are your thoughts on Buxton? Is there anything there that looks positive for the future? Sad when I get exctied for a 1-4 night with 1 run scored. no power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a keeper in that league, nowhere close… Depending on number of teams, might not even be worth owning

  126. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Jay Bruce for Teheran or Braun for Syndegaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s Syndergaard’s injury like? I would do the Bruce trade

  127. John says:
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    1. Clippard or Maurer for save opportunities?
    2. Is this near fair? Our league is a bit up in arms over it.

    Miggy and Tanaka for DeGrom and Alicedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maurer… Miggy side

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. There is a lot of vetoes coming in on the Miggy deal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not surprised

  128. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    NL Only H2H OBP.

    Matt Adams or Wilmer Flores? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Was leaning that way especially with Gyorko getting the start vs. Anderson. Ouch!
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. Db says:
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    Have judge, Glasnow, Bregman in 12 team redraft one of them is on na. Would you suggest dropping one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bregman for now

  130. Db says:
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    Want to load up on the Orioles today you think gallardo can do decent enough to take this win?

    • Db says:
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      @Db: last two starts trop has 10 innings 6 runs 3 homers 6 walks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo’s garbage

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: yea I know gotta put at least one decent start in, Angels 5-6 last 11 starts for trop and 1-7 vs team with winning record

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: :)

  131. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    So if it’s so easy to fake being from one of the richest families in American history, why am I still sitting in a row house I rent in SW Pennsylvania?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dr. Kenneth Rockefeller does have a nice ring to it

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ooooo. I’ll take some pictures, hang them up, and say they are Vivian Maier originals…who I knew when I was the former Duke of Ellington.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Vivian Maier once forcefed me caviar. I am but a poor Rockefeller.”

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: drop the e and say rockfeller then people wouldn’t even notice and just assume

  132. Pete says:
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    Start Conley at home v. Lamb today? Stream says $6.8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve

  133. Huh says:
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    10 team keeper league. What side would you prefer:

    $10 Julio urias, $10 jay Bruce, $10 Jean segura, $10 Aaron judge

    for $11 marcel ozuna, $13 nomar mazara, $10 James taillion, $10 dee gordon (or $10 schoop), $10 Matt Harvey.

    We can keep 6 players/ year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  134. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u trade Franco for Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: i got Cast also, still Franco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cast first

          • Cohen says:
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            @Grey: thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  135. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    somehow rob refsnyder looks like an asian guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  136. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Shoemaker or Glasnow ROS?
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  137. Richie Suess says:
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    do you buy this BJ Upton performance or is it smoke and mirrors? Personally thought it to be smoke but this has gone on too long for me to not take it seriously.

    Upton
    Maybin
    Kendrys
    Espinosa
    Semien

    how would you rank em

    thanks breh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Semien, Kendrys

  138. Bobbo says:
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    Harrison vs. Cubs (lackey) $10.0
    Anderson vs. Braves (foltynewicz) $12.2
    Reed vs. Athletics (Manaea) $-14.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  139. Db says:
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    How you think eikoff does against Rockies?
    Phillies own them everytime

  140. db says:
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    how you think eickhoff does against rockies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terribly

  141. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Which one gets dropped?
    Jason heyward
    Josh Harrison
    AJ Reed
    Tim Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  142. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Could you rank Uehara, Clippard, Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard, Uehara

  143. unclefavre says:
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    Offered puig for Chapman. I have Jansen, Dyson, herrera and Wade Davis on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

      • unclefavre says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  144. ebudz says:
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    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Hey Grey I’m up by 30 points going into the last day of my H2H Points matchup tomorrow. My opponent will be starting Lackey @PIT (7.5) and Shields vs. ATL (1.5) while I for sure will be starting Carrasco vs. NYA (16.9).

    1) So should I also start Matz vs. WAS (15.3)?
    2) Should I stream one of the following options below? I know they’re not that great, I’m just double checking since losing this week would be pretty embarrassing!

    G. Gonzalez @NYN (9.7)
    Griffin vs. MIN (0.9)
    Koehler vs. CIN (-0.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nope 2. Nope

  145. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited season moves redraft

    Hold Maurer or drop for Koji, Clippard or Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  146. Pat says:
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    Who wins and is it fair….Saunders, Heyward, Fowler for Krush Davis and Wil Harris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, it’s fair

  147. royce! says:
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    Circling the home run tracker black hole… Cano, Betts and Khris Davis leading the JEs with 11, so I think at least Cano could see a decline in the second half (Betts at least has Fenway to call home, where JJ hardy hit his two monster blasts this season, which traveled 327 and 331 feet, respectively). Giavotella appears to have the most HR for a player who has only hit JE HR- 6 (Tyler White and Mauer hit 6 JE as well, but each also hit a ND HR that still didn’t travel over 400 feet).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: ROYCE! I’ll be in the dego in about a week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano’s numbers are so far out of whack with where he’s been, and he has such a huge sample size (from what I hear)

  148. Martin says:
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    @grey- Dynasty league could you rank J.P Crawford, Arcia, Profar. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, JP

  149. Steve says:
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    Drop Judge now that he’s out indefinitely with a PCL sprain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. Charlie Hustler says:
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    Mazara and Snell for Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  151. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Espinoza and kang for beltre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  152. Pat says:
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    Whattupp brotha, who you like today? Gotta stream one, need a win, dont really care to much about era already down by a full run, and going against Madbum. This is the order streamonator likes:
    Shields vs Atl
    Griffin vs Minny
    Koheler vs Cincy
    Leake @ Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

  153. mrbaseball says:
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    Steven Moyà – would you hang on to him in keeper league and do you think he will be in the Tigers outfield full time next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  154. Wilson. says:
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    Better stash Judge or Benintendi this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  155. The Great Knoche says:
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    Think Bedrosian gets a shot at closer in Anaheim after ASG?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  156. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Wow, Hosmer riding the pine. Not like he needs a day of rest with ASB looming. Not goodt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s played nearly every game in the 1st half, just giving him an extra day

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  157. John says:
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    Which side you like in these?

    Adam Jones for Bauer and Espinosa?

    Jones for Bauer, Espinosa and Rodney (holds league).

    Jones for Gattis and Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones in all three

  158. YC says:
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    In weekly 12 team (8 player keeper) league. I grabbed Bell and Turner. In the near term, do either have weekly league playing time? I need to either play one in an empty spot or cut one to pick up an FA. Or wait it out to see updated news from tonight….

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Turner

  159. ichirosan says:
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    Delino Deshiznit got called up again!!!!! XD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  160. Nightpandas says:
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    Can you rank these 2b’s?

    Schoop Travis Lawrie Espinosa

    I have the last two. Got offered one of the first two for VV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Lawrie…I’d hold

  161. Pete says:
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    start Choo at home vs. MIN Milone or Heyward vs @ PIT Niese my points league today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  162. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As a Kimbrel owner am I terrified or just annoyed? Seems like a minor procedure, no? Any other guys you can think of who went through this same thing for comparison? All feedback welcome.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be out around 4 weeks so it’s not great, but it’s not total doomsday… Much worse for a base stealer, not killer for closer

  163. Db says:
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    Drop judge and Moya
    Pick up benintendi or bell

    • Db says:
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      @Db: ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  164. The Great Knoche says:
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    ROS

    Arrieta and Story or Fernandez and Cutch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  165. The Great Knoche says:
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    Also Salazar Mild Elbow discomfort…All star game related only hopefully.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh hopefully

  166. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Evan Gattis: Base Thief.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. mrbaseball says:
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    Cody Reed – Keeper League – would yoou Hold – I have not watch him pitch – I see the K’s are nice so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  168. Turn Two says:
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    Jay or Ruf as a throw in to me?? Either have any sort of value?? Nl 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really…Jay

  169. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey man! Hope you had a nice weekend. My pitching is thin, and I have a fairly powerhouse offense. Would you move Jake Lamb for King Felix? I’m not really a fan of Felix, but think this would be selling high on baaaahhhhh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not a fan either, but if you can’t get anyone else, I would

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: He’s a big diamondbacks fan. also has Yu. Prefer him more than Felix?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer Yu, but there’s more risk with Yu

  170. crushbombs says:
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    t joseph or gattis ros OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  171. crushbombs says:
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    j upton or cain ros OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  172. Steve says:
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    Kennys or Reyes bench bat? 2nd half?
    Do you guys make of list of guys who tend to do better in the 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes…Rankings will be coming on Tuesday

  173. mrbaseball says:
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    Grey no love for Kennys Vargas – he was left off you pickups for the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Platoon player for power

  174. William Hung says:
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    Don’t look now but R.A Dickey is providing some stable ratios – definitely worth a look if you are struggling at ERA/WHIP

  175. Derrick says:
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    Which is better ros in my 12 man league?

    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B -Odor
    SS -Correa
    3B – Arenado
    Util – Frazier
    OF – Upton, Polanco, Blackmon
    DL – JD Mart
    or
    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Altuve
    SS – Correa
    3B – Frazier
    Util – Carlos Santana
    OF- Upton, Polanco, Blackmon
    DL – JD Mart

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The one with Arenado

  176. Hand of SAGNOF says:
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    I’m sagnof hunting for legs. who am I missing that might be available? I’m looking at jankowski peraza as my 2 best options. Or I could go for the name mentioned in the title. Thoughts and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Peraza

  177. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: at the ASB my teams stands as:
    C- McCann’s Cans
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Blackmon, Marte, Betts
    UTIL – Polanco
    Bench Bat – Maikel Franco, Mel Upton

    SP – Salazar, Duffy, Bauer, Roark, Hendricks, Dickey
    RP – Allen, Colome, Kintzler, Maurer, Daniel Hudson
    DL – Cole

    1. Mel Upton and Dickey are obvious roster spots that I can leverage for a hot schmotato and maybe D. Hudson as well if he’s really not the closer – my question is who should I drop for Matt Shoemaker?

    2. Thinking of adding a high k-rate RP for D. Hudson if he’s not the closer – Edwin Diaz, Ryan Dull, Dylan Bundy, Nate Jones worth rostering or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dickey 2. Jones

  178. John says:
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    Could use some power…. Pick two please out of Kepler, Moya, or Espinosa

    I have one spot on my staff to fill….DeSclafani, Hammel, J Ross, Dickey, Tomlin, McCullers available. Who you like?

    • William Hung says:
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      @John: all 3 of those are a roll of the dice – Espo has multiple position eligibility if that’ll help you

      McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Espinosa….McCullers

  179. Brett says:
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    Bush or Giles for holds? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, nope

  180. Zain says:
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    Arenado and Desmond for my Kris Bryant and Meloncon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  181. Db says:
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    Bell, Kepler, grichuk, or Joseph

    Grandal or Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler…Yasmani

  182. Db says:
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    Dl tajuan or Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taijuan

  183. Db says:
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    Add Mike Montgomery, Nola, Rodon or stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  184. Db says:
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    Thoughts on Alex Reyes?

    And how much playing time does benintendi get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could play full time

  185. Db says:
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    Nate jones, Edwin or dull

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  186. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pick three to make the biggest second half difference. moya, kepler, grichuk, judge, bregman and solart.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Kepler, Bregman

  187. Db says:
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    Are you stashing benintendi now or rolling with Kepler as bench bat?

  188. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Rendon/maybin for Saunders/Castro?

  189. Paul says:
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    ROS Liriano or McCarthy?

  190. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great post as usual, very informative! Do you see Kole Calhoun picking it up over the second half? Seems like his K rate is down but at the expense of power. Any chance for a second-half surge?

    Thanks!

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