I’m doing fine without games every day.  Thanks for checking in on me.  *nervous giggle, looks into the mirror, laughs hysterically*  I’m just fine!  The other day at 7 PM EST, I took a magic marker and every few minutes I wrote on my computer, giving my fantasy team a run, RBI and the occasional home run.  Sadly, even with my fantasy fantasy team accruing stats, Chris Archer gave up four earned in six innings.  Since there were no games 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 some players that are owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Okay, that’s not different for the Sells, but it does change the Buys.  The other day on our podcast I asked JB if he knew the one and only white reggae artist, Snow, because he has a doppelganger on the Pirates, Ja-Snow, but JB didn’t know Snow because JB was born in the 2000s.  But I was also asked by him who is my biggest buy of the 2nd half.  For that I said, “Um, well, I have to say, actually, actually, actually, my biggest buy is, uh, um, hmm.”  Spit it out, Grey!  You know how your own voice sounds weird?  I wonder if that holds up for the Movie Trailer Guy.  Finally, I said David Price, who I will get to shortly.  Yes, that was the worst intro ever to Michael Brantley.  I was trying to squeeze Brantley into my top 100 for the 2nd half, then I was like, “Grey, you’re handsome, smart and other words for those two traits.  You’ll find a way to squeeze in Brantley if you really think he belongs.  Also, what are we having for lunch?”  Salmon poke, but no dice on Brantley.  At the end of the day, that day specifically, I decided Brantley’s shoulder injury worries me too much for inclusion, but I’d still stash him on my DL or buy him crazysupercheap, which is also the price for the CrazySexyCool album on CD.  “These things will never go out of style!”  That’s me spending thousands of dollars on CDs.  For the 2nd half, Brantley’s projections look like Yunel’s 5 HRs, 4 SBs, .295, but maybe his last cortisone shot will take and he’ll be his old self for six weeks to two months.  For the price you can get him right now, it’s worth it to find out.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

David Price – Promise pinkie, I’m not saying to buy him because I just traded Chris Archer for him.  I’ve also added Abreu into the Buys and I just traded him away (for Frazier).  Price’s peripherals are insane.  I know, peripherals are awesome if you’re playing in a Benjamin Netanyahu league, but since only like .005% of fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) are, peripherals don’t mean shizz.  Yet, bear with me.  Or bare, if you’re a nudist.  David Price has better peripherals this year, than his 2.45 ERA year in 2015.  He has a 10.1 K/9 and a 2.0 BB/9.  Those are some of the best numbers in the major leagues.  His velocity is off, but he’s still throwing 93 MPH, so it’s not like he’s suddenly Jered Weaver Ultimate Frisbee’ing up the ball.  Want a guy that could win ten games, have a 2.50 ERA and strikeout 110 hitters in the 2nd half?  There’s about five pitchers that can do that and Price is one.

Jose Abreu – Let’s go over the good — and there’s more good than bad — his BABIP is low, which means he’s been a tad unlucky on average, his strikeouts are actually down, walks are stable, HR/FB% is way off previous years, fly balls are up, ground balls are about even, line drives are down a little, but not that much, infield fly balls are down and he still physically resembles the Big Hurt, so we can write off a tapeworm.  The bad news, he’s chasing a lot more balls outside of the strike zone, swinging at more inside the strike zone and he still looks like the Big Hurt which is a lot to live up to, get a tapeworm already!  I don’t think Abreu is going to explode for 25 homers in the 2nd half, but if he hit more homers in the 2nd half than the 1st, it would not surprise me.

Chris Davis – I mentioned this in the top 100 for the 2nd half, but Davis could be the biggest fantasy value guy for the 2nd half, because he can hit 25 homers in six weeks.  So, if I needed power, I would overpay for someone like Davis.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), I’d overpay for anyone if it helped my team.  Need a 3rd baseman and have a ton of outfielders?  Send Trout for Machado.  Is Trout more valuable?  Yeah, but sometimes you have to lose in the short term for a long term gain.  Look at Grey with the teachable moments.

Jonathan Villar – More on Villar below.  I promise.

Tyler Thornburg – Jeffress is rumored to be traded at any moment, so I’d grab Thornburg now and all that jizzazz (hmm, that word looks weird).

Jim Johnson – If Arodys gets traded, then Maurico Cabrera could take over, but I imagine we’ll hear, “Welcome to the big time, Johnson!”  Which is something I’ve never heard before.

Koji Uehara – Kimbrel will be out for about a month and, brucely, I don’t give a damn, because I have Scarlett Uehara.  Is his nickname catching on yet?

Cam Bedrosian – Huston Street’s been bad, could be injured and/or traded, so that leaves us looking for his backup.  Captain Joe Smith is off hanging with Elizabeth Warren and Salas is one letter off from salad — yuck! — so that leaves us with Bedrosian.

Yasmani Grandal – When he hit three homers in one game last Friday, I added him everywhere, and with no games this week, you’d think I’d still want Grandal, well, want is a bit strong, but I still own him.

A.J. Reed – As I mentioned in the lede, didn’t want to get bogged down in who’s hot and who’s not, though that used to be my favorite website, so I’m giving you Reed here even though he’s been awful so far.  By next week this time, if he hasn’t picked it up, then I can see moving on, but I’d try to give him that extra time.  He would do it for you (no, he wouldn’t).

Alex Bregman – Okay, no, I’m not playing PokemonGo just wandering around the Astros’ clubhouse looking for prospects.  I just went over my Alex Bregman fantasy, and the Astros just said they’re not calling him up this weekend, which means, of course, they will.  I’d give Bregman another week to see if he’s called up.  More on him in Prospector Ralph’s top rookies for the 2nd half.

Max Kepler – He has five homers in the month of July which is better than Bryce Harper.  (Actually it’s better than Harper’s June too.)  So, ya know, Kepler’s better than Harper.

Matt Moore – It might be due to a very poor self-esteem, but the Stream-o-Nator loves this guy tomorrow like it would love some kind of emotional connection with anyone or thing.

SELL

Jonathan Villar – Okay, Imma let you finish, but you have Villar as a Buy and Sell.  Good joke, Grey, but I’m not laughing very much.  Yeah, I know I put Villar 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 Villar. (Or Hamilton or…Is there anyone else that steals bases anymore?)

Drew Pomeranz – Depending on whether you pronounce your R’s or live on Mawtha’s Vineyahd will likely dictate how you feel about the trade of Pomeranz to the Red Sawx.  Even if you’re in the camp that Petco isn’t that pitcher-friendly anymore and that Fenway isn’t that awful, you have to know NL to AL and NL West to AL East does not do wonders for Pomeranz’s value.  Also, Pomeranz is pushing up to an innings’ threshold he’s never thrown past before, so fatigue will set in.  You got any Sons of Sam Horn in your league?  Then get crackin’ on the trade market.

Noah Syndergaard – So, he went into the break with a fatigued arm and him and the Mets said it was no big deal.  Oh, it’s just your gaarden variety fatigued arm.  Ya know, nothing to worry about.  Lili Taylor should write a song about all of the lies the Mets tell.  I don’t think you should sell Syndergaard low unless, well, you don’t need a starter, but I am concerned about Syndergaard and, really, the entire Mets’ pitching staff.  Except for Colon, he doesn’t have arms, he has giant churros he uses as catapults.

Jay Bruce – Can anyone get anything for Bruce?  The bag is out of the cat on this guy, no?  I mean, he’s hot garbage that you leave in the trunk of your car then your car gets airlifted to the surface of the sun.  He is a 10 homer, .220 per half hitter disguised as a 18 homer, .267 hitter. And you know what?  That is one terrible costume.

Adam Duvall – As I said in my top 100 for the 2nd half, I don’t know if Duvall’s going to hit ten more homers, 15 more or 7.  What I didn’t mention, I also don’t know if he’s going to hit .210, .240 or .180.  “Grey, your mustache is my Arc de Triomphe, but .180?  C’mon, man, let’s be real.”  Yeah, Duvall hit .189 in Triple-A for the Reds last year.  He is the kind of guy that could go into severe slumps.  I wouldn’t trade Duvall for a coach flight sitting next to Kamala the Ugandan Giant, but I would explore options.

 
  1. JMaggers says:
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    Better ROS Brantley or Bregman?

  2. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Raija Davis is not in the player rater. Could you give me an rough estimate of where you’d place him in your 2nd half rankings? Thanks

  3. Gregjeffries says:
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    Thanks again Grey. Awesome stuff as always.
    Worth dropping any of –
    Maurer, Ottavino , Estevez, Clippard –
    To grab Thornburg or J. Johnson? (Looking for ROS saves)

  4. Tony C says:
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    Tyler Thoornburg? What happened to Will Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thornburg’s been the setup man

  5. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Do you like Grandal ros over Wieters? Redraft 12t H2H 6×6.

    Thanks

  6. Mike Schenk says:
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    Kendrys or Kelper in my UTL slot?

  7. Dave says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 league. I was offered Trumbo for my G. Cole. Which side do you prefer? I need power and RBI in the 2nd half. Thanks Grey!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dave: Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Agree with MP

  8. Lips says:
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    Good Lili Taylor joke.

  9. muskysmell says:
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    Wooo, I need to talk about the biggest trade I’ve ever made in my big money 12-team, keeper league.
    I shipped Xander ($9), Willson Contreras ($5), and Aaron Sanchez ($5) for Mike Trout ($26) and Jon Lester ($21).

    My lineup is erection-worthy:
    C- W. Ramos
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Forsythe
    3B- K. Bryant
    SS- just picked up Zach Cozart, but placeholder for my new boo, Bregman
    OF- Betts
    OF- B. Harper
    OF- Trout
    U- Heyward or Valencia depending on the weekly matchups
    (just look at my outfield!!)

    Pitchers: Arrieta, Lester, McCullers, Duffy, Shoemaker, Hammel; Closers: Dyson, Cishek
    Bench: Paxton, Gausman

    It took me 2 years to trade & auction (keeper) my way to this behemoth of a lineup. But 3 points out of 1st place, I better finally effing win this damn league!!

    • muskysmell says:
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      Btw, based on the above team, you think there’s a better fit than Cozart sitting in my waiver wire for my interim SS?
      Other SS available: B. Crawford, Didi, and Asdrubel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: Nice trade… Meh, can hold Cozart until someone is obviously hot

  10. cubjet says:
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    Chisenhall or Kang ROS?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @cubjet: Chisenhall

        • Raindoggg says:
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          @Hugman: California Penal maybe…..

  11. Joeg414 says:
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    Morning ; please pick the best two for Saves : Thornburg, Ziegler , Hudson , Dull.
    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Joeg414: Thorn and Dull for me

  12. Brett says:
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    In a league that has category for holds would you trade kang and matt bush for Giles? I have aj reed on the bench to replace bush. Or am I under valuing kang.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Brett: I am in a holds league and there are always a ton of good MR guys on the wire, look at J wilson, E diaz, z duke etc. or is this a 20 team league?

      • Brett says:
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        @peacecoast: -2 team league

      • Brett says:
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        @peacecoast: 12 team league

    • Hugman says:
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      @Brett: Kang suspension seems like it would have to be coming. So imo you’re not undervaluing him at all.

  13. Joeg414 says:
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    Also need an OF : Eddie Rosario , Brett Eiber , M. Bourn , Sean Rodriguez , Guyer ,
    Please pick the best two .
    6×6 roto

  14. Gerry Randell says:
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    Hey Grey
    Can I ask for your opinion on this trade offer?
    To Me: deGrom and Ketrel Marte
    I send Aaron Nola and Aledmys Diaz

    I have Brock Holt as a possible SS on my roster if Marte struggles. I am short SB’s too.

    Thanks Grey!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gerry Randell: I’d want the deGrom side

      • Gerry Randell says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys!

  15. Jake says:
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    Do you expect Franco to improve, regress, or stay the same for 2nd half?

  16. Steve says:
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    Thor for Scherzer?

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Steve:
      Really??? No way that is happening.

  17. hondo says:
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    You Yuing tomorrow @ Cubs?

    • Hugman says:
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      @Jake: @hondo: I’m not! (But I’m also projected for 50 innings over my limit right now)

  18. Branta says:
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    Your thoughts on this hypothetical trade in a 12 team head to head 9-keeper league with OBP/SLG/R/HR/RBI/SB as the offensive categories:

    Team A gets:
    Yoan Moncada
    Jake Arrieta

    Team B gets:
    Alex Bregman
    Chris Sale

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Branta: Sale side for me

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Branta: Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Agree with others

  19. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Baseball is back! I was beginning to have withdrawals. How do you feel about Francisco Liriano in the second half? He was dropped before the ASB and may give him a shot. Looked decent vs the Cubs last time.

  20. Jimbob says:
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    Hey all, due to jupton hitting the bereavement list, I need to make a move for this 3 game week, h2h points… Add Worth, Span, cozart, Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbob: I’d look at Hitter-Tron or at least matchups for the weekend

  21. Dr Y says:
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    starting Hendricks today vs texas? 10 team mixed

  22. TOGMAN says:
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    10 team H2H 6×6 QS

    Salazar, Carrasco, Fulmer, Hendricks, DeSclafani, Duffy, Guerra, Pineda, Shoemaker

    Drop any SP for McCullers?

    Drop any SP or Duvall for Castellanos? No bench bats at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Pineda for McCullers…

  23. Matt says:
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    10 keep head to head keeper league. I was offered both Price and Abreau for Goldschmidt.
    I already have Arrieta & Kluber. Would you do the deal, or is a top 3 fantasy player too much to give up?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Matt: Keep Goldy

  24. Brian says:
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    If the phils deal gomez, you think neris or ramos gets the first shot to close?

    • knucks says:
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      @Brian: Toss up, but it was Neris for a few months. Neris threw the 8th the last time Gomez got a Save (last Friday @ Coors). Ramos had given up 5 ER the night before.

  25. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    16 TEAM, H2H, OBP AND SLG, no AVG

    I’m SITTING AT .500 AT THE ASG, good for 8th place but with 5 teams on my heels.

    We only start 3OF, 1UTIL, no MIF, CIF, my team:

    C: Gattis
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Altuve
    SS: Semien
    3B: Franco
    OF: Marte, Pagan, Valencia
    UTIL: Reed,
    DL: JD Martinez, Matt Duffy
    Also just picked up Brett Eidner to see what he can do.

    An owner is pursuing Altuve and he has Chris Davis, Trumbo, Odor and Devin Travis “on the market,” would you trade Altuve for any of the following combos: Davis/Travis, Trumbo/Odor, Trumbo/Travis?

    Altuve for Davis/Odor was rejected by him earlier…so I might have to throw something else in if I want them. If I lose Altuve, Marte is my lone base stealer,but SAGNOF is always out there.

    Thanks!

    • Cafuné

      Maxi says:
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      @Maxi: That’s EIBNER, smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: I’d take Trumbo/Odor

      • Cafuné

        Maxi says:
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        @Grey: He turned down Altuve for Trumbo/Odor, is countering with Chris Davis/Travis for Altuve. I’m struggling in RBI, SLG, HR, but would take a pretty big hit with OBP and SB in this trade.

        Do I hold on to Altuve and see what other teams can offer? 14 other managers to try to trade with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  26. Matty says:
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    I always love reading about my players. It’s less fun when they’re on the sell side.
    Unfortunately I’m sitting on Thor, Pom, and Duvall for cheap in a deep dynasty league where I’m fighting for a playoff spot. The hurlers have been my lone bright spots in a pretty lackluster rotation that I inherited.
    Does anyone have thoughts on pitchers who would feel like an even trade without decimating the team’s future?
    Thanks all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Pom for McCullers?

  27. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS

    Drop Ryu or Paxton for Norris?

  28. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey
    I currently have Brad Miller at 2b and someone offered me Pedroia for Velasquez. Hittertron loves Miller but not sure if he’s a permanent solution, what do you think? Grazie in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d take Pedroia

  29. Wywyz says:
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    Need steals. Offer Schoop and Tim Anderson for Villar? I have dozier also at 2b.

    • knucks says:
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      @Wywyz: Not a bad move if you can swing it. Guys in my league are not valuing Anderson’s SAGNOF potential like I am. I had a hard time selling him, with Rotoworld/Yahoo blowing up my trades talks with their K/BB comments everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: Depends on needs

  30. Michael says:
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    Can only hold on to one; Giolito or Glasnow?

  31. Scott says:
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    Oh my, the Jay Bruce blurb made me shoot iced tea through my nose.

  32. Scott says:
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    Would you start Paxton vs. Houston today?

  33. chris says:
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    Two things if i may ask:

    10 team h2h points keeper league: start fister (@Sea, @Oak) or Nola (MIA @Pit)
    one thing to add to that, if i start nola then i dont have to do any moves but id have to drop J-Upton or Heyward for Fister.

    Which brings me to my next question: Have Eaton, Braun, Harper, Heyward and Justin Upton. Of Hey and J-Up who would you drop for streamers in the same 10 team h2h points keeper league (neither are in contention of being kept)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Start neither…. I’d drop Heyward

  34. knucks says:
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    12 team rotoredraft/FAAB, I’ve got $24 left of my $100 wallet

    I traded away Ottavino/Estevez last week and the guy dropped both of them on sequential days, so Ottavino is available Saturday and Estevez available on Sunday. I’m thinking of just unloading the rest of my budget in an attempt to get them both back. I currently have a $3 bid for Ott and a $21 bid for Ottavino.

    I’m towards the bottom in Saves, one of my only weaknesses (currently in 2nd place overall). Currently have Britton and Cingrani as my only Saves sources.

    Also on my roster are Bedrosian / Betances / Edwin Diaz / Trevor May / Raisel Iglesias.

    I realize several of these RP can be dropped, I’m just owning them until the deadline to see what happens. Should I change my bids at all? I can figure out the fitting the COL guys onto my roster part, as far as who to dump. Just mainly seeking advice on the $$$ part, as I really hate to be the guy with zero dollars that can’t get anything ROS. Estevez seems to be undervalued everywhere, though its quite possible $21 isn’t going to get him in this league anyway. Three teams in the league have decent cash left, so this could be moot ($82, $75, $50). The rest are $30 or lower.

    Speaking of COL, Aspen in July… have you been in the winter? I’m not a ski/snowboard guy, so I think I’d actually prefer it in July. Only was there once, in March. Did you fly in to Denver? Keep your eyes peeled if so, some weird conspiracy stuff in that Airport. Ask someone who works about the underground barracks and see how weird they get. Though airport staff aren’t ever enjoyable to talk to in the 1st place.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Btw love the Villar tips. Makes so much sense this time of year. I’m in 2nd in Steals and you helped me sell him for Corey Seager last week, while adding Tim Anderson and Jose Peraza. Ear to the ground for Smokey’s SAGNOF posts ROS. Razz-life!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Eff, bids are $3 for Ott and $21 for Estevez. I said Ott twice, my b. Thanks as usual Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Sure, those bids look fine… I flew directly into Aspen… I’ve been skiing in Colorado, not Aspen though, it’s beautiful here, but I’m not exactly one to go for beauty of landscape

  35. otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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    Yo yo @grey
    So we reached that point of the season where ranks are pretty meaningless

    Quick question….If I am sitting at a team ERA of 4.00,,,,,I can’t believe I am in 3rd place so I will spare you my WHOLE offense that has held me up there…

    Is trading Trumbo for Degrom even WORTH it when your era sits at 4.00?? How much of a difference can ONE SP make on your era in the second half? I feel you had an article on this once or twice but…

    I got no jokes….this break killed my mojo…hojo.

    So trumbo for Degrom. Worth it? I am leaning no….

    I figure like you I need to give in to Trumbo already and Degrom is a Met…so that must equate to tim duncan visiting his elbow sometime soon…..hey I did it…I almost made a finny….SPURRRRRSSS.

      • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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        @Grey: @grey these truths you speak are esoteric
        I hope I understood this logic haha.

        I keed I keed.

        Just saying…is the loss of Trumbo in a +ops rotisserie league worth degrom ROS?
        Just frightening as I had Harvey all year in that league….AND Matz already….oh…and Price. Been a blast.
        That was the clear headed way to have asked that in the first place….My head isn’t on straight….I blame the 4 Tenors!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          4 tenors are to blame for everything! Trump is worth deGrom if you need pitching

          • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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            @Grey:
            Trumbo is SO a Trump supporter!
            Great Freudian Presidential Slip….and you didn’t even need a stained blue dress…You out clintoned Clinton!!!

            Blame Canada eh…oh…that ONE Tenor was an American.

            I blame him and Pavorotti for Mark Prior making me cry.

            • Grey

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              Haha

  36. Sean says:
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    I’m looking to sure up my lineup for the 2nd Half. Any recommendations for what i could do with my roster. I’m currently in 2nd place. I feel like I need to make some changes, but maybe I’m just antsy. Its a 12 Team H2H 6×6 League with OBP and QS as the extras. Teams usually only carry an extra bat, the rest is stocked with pitching leaving streamers almost undesirable.

    Current Lineup:
    C – Brian McCann
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Odor
    SS – Ian Desmond
    3B – Sano
    OF – Stanton, Beltran, Springer
    Util – Votto, Villar
    Bench – Trea Turner, Devon Travis

    SP – JoFer, Slazar, Aaron Sanchez, Tanaka, McCullers, McHugh
    RP – Allen, Oh, Andrew Miller, Clippard
    DL – Darvish
    NA – Davies

    Who’s droppable for when Darvish and Davies get brought back. I’m leaning towards Travis and Clippard. Also Alex Wood and Grirchuk are sitting in the FA, would you pick up either of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: McHugh, Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: No on Wood and Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Actually, is that Zach Davies? I wouldn’t drop McHugh for him

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, that would be same one. I was rolling with him during his nice stretch of starts and also picked up McHugh during that same time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. smegma says:
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    Thor and Heyward for Stanton and G.Cole or Darvish?

    • quimmy says:
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      @smegma: Stanton and Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Stanton and anyone

  38. Steeve says:
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    ROS: Baez or Solarte? Thanks

  39. hnakg says:
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    Hold on to Duffy or drop him for DeSclafani who appears to have better matchups coming up? Thanks

    • quimmy says:
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      @hnakg: Which Duffy? If Danny, dont drop. If Tyler, meh.

      • hnakg says:
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        @quimmy: Sorry, Danny Duffy. Thanks.

  40. Troy says:
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    I’m a proud owner of pomeranz and agree it’s time to sell. Can you give me a short list of pitchers that you would suggest I offer him for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: McCullers?

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

    I currently have the 2nd waiver wire priority. With Pomeranz coming over from the NL, do I put in a waiver request use that spot to get him (if the 1st prioritiy owner doesn’t, which he probably will), or wait it out for something better down the road. Could use the wins, but I’m a little worried about the risk. Then again, the trade market doesn’t look as strong as it was last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: I’d hold for someone else

  42. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. How was Aspen?

    2. Good to see you’re selling Noah. In an extremely deep pitching league I was trying to move Bryant for Carrasco & Sale. We eventually hashed it out to Noah and Krod for Carrasco & Sale, I’m feeling really good about it now. Thoughts?

  43. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Grey,

    1. I am still scrolling your top 100 for the second half looking for Jean Segura…… sigh.

    2. Bryant > Machado for the rest of our lives?

    3. Keep 2 in a dynasty: Goldy, Stanton or Correa?

  44. knucks says:
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    My 2nd half streams for QS against the Barves begins today. De La Rosa tonight, with eyes for Finnegan on Monday.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Would take a good amt of time to come up with this. And the answer is prob the Barves anyway. But I wish I didn’t have weddings every weekend in July or I would figure out the team with the most QS thrown against them in 2016.

  45. 740 says:
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    wsup Grey, great write up

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    1: Grandal or Gattis?
    2: pick 2 Segura, Villar, Russell?
    3: Morales, Kepler, Choo, Valencia. drop 1 for Brantley or hold?

    thank you bro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: 1. Gattis 2. Not Russell 3. Choo if bench bat

  46. Feeling Schooper says:
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    Win now mode, keeper league, IF has issues- McCutchen for Schoop and Bregman? What say you?

    Just a few more hours and the shaking will stop, just close your eyes and remember how it felt in December.

      • Feeling Schooper says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, same reply for next year and going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  47. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey, Grey!

    a. Made it back, SNAFU galore! One of the river beds that we tried to cross was full of water with the torrential downpour! So we waited three hours to cross the river bed, i.e., until the water level dissipated low enough that we could cross and not damage the engine to our car.

    b. Say to Gray Grey for me and have a nice weekend.

    c. Will be back with the Horatio Caine quotes on July 18.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Holy crap, that’s crazy B. Ha C. Nice

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks. The river bed we waited for was (only!) 50 feet wide. We crossed others without much fuss because the water level was lower. Overall, not good. Have witnessed trucks without a 4X4 transmission getting stuck, losing all their cargo. Actually, one of the trucks which lost its cargo was a WFP truck trying to bring food to the refugees. So, rest assured, your hard-earned taxpayer dollar supporting the UN is really, REALLY going far – like upstream without a paddle.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that’s so insane

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Btw, you are in mid-season form but that is an insult because we have just passed the mid-way point of the season! Pun point, ha, the one time when mid-season form is not a complement!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks!

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Also when I misspell compliment! I’m a boob!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  48. Justin sane says:
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    Good Friday afternoon G. Great shizz as always!! I have a couple of questions.

    1. Have you ever been to coors field, and I guess this is for all razz ballers. My wife and I are rocking out Colorado for our honeymoon and I’m taking in a Rockies rays game. If you have any good meal ideas or places to sit in particular let a brotha know.

    2. Out of these players—–> cutch Braun votto Joey bats Brantley Kyle seager. Would you trade degrom for any of them if your offense consisted of (gattis hosmer Russell castellanos fraizer Bryant Desmond morales reddick grichuck Tim Anderson)12 team 6×6 ops and qs play one extra infield slot and we keep 7 it’s a h2h league. My sp are degrom Salazar fulmer stroman Quintana Bauer Roark smyly Aaron Sanchez with berrios waiting in the NA slot

    I’ve also had trade proposals for degrom like abreu and schoop and ryu for degrom fraizer. I’m trying to get top 20 value in return. Always aim high right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin sane: 1. Never been, have fun though! 2. Braun

    • knucks says:
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      @Justin sane: Not exactly a honeymoon restaurant destination and also not at Coors (nor all that close), but we loved Moontower Tacos in Denver. They have Boylan soda on tap! Also Terrapin Care Station was our other fav destination, if you’re into that. Congrats and have fun brutha!

      • SteveA says:
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        @knucks:

        Moontower Tacos is good; it’s unpretentious (as Knucks implies). There’s a Boylan tap at Biker Jim’s too, and that is close to Coors; I note this for Knucks in case you are jones’ing for Boylan’s near the field.

    • knucks says:
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      @Justin sane: Fact check, MT tacos closed in Sept :(

      • SteveA says:
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        @knucks:

        ah shizz. we liked that joint. didn’t realize it had closed; good to know.

    • SteveA says:
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      @Justin sane:

      Re – Coors Field; Congrats and welcome to Denver! The stadium is nice, and I think that you will be happy with seats wherever. With this being stated, the best “value” for reasonable seats tends to be in the lowers in RF or LF. Check out the Rooftop party deck (RF uppers), if the game goes “South” or your wife isn’t a huge baseball fan; it’s a bit surreal as the elevation makes hearing the game different.

      WRT to eating, are you asking for a joint in Lower Downtown or at the game? There are numerous good joints to try in Denver…maybe try Ophelia’s which is close to Coors, and is a renovated brothel/adult book store (it’s themed this way somewhat subtlety). If you have a car, Linger is a sister restaurant to Ophelia’s that’s one of our faves. Also, Root Down is great for a weekend brunch. Make sure to check out the recently renovated Union Station; drinks at the Terminal bar is fun, and the Market is nice for small bites (they have a dinner serving too which is supposed to be good, but I’ve never been); also, Snooze is a local favorite (small chain) for breakfast/brunch.

      I’d be happy to throw any other suggestions your way.

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        @SteveA:

        if you are looking for a vast beer tap-house near Coors Field, check out Falling Rock Taphouse; it’s highly regarded and hosts an IPA event every GABF (Great American Beer Fest), each fall. If beer is your folly, there’s a ton to check out in the metro area though.

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          @SteveA: Damn this is great info, thanks Steve! Yea bummed about that taco place. But living in Pennsylvania, not entirely sure when I can make it back out anyway. Really wanted to go to a game at Coors, but it was March. Settled for an Avs game, which was fun.

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            There are tons of great brunch places within a mile or two of Coors field, Sassafrass is probably the best, but the universal, linger, root down, are all really good. Euclid Hall is a great place for dinner nearby, but there are other good restaurants too.

            • knucks says:
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              @Alcesto: Cervantes always has the best music, as I’m sure you know if you are into good tunes

              • Justin sane says:
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                @knucks:
                Thank you everyone for the feedback!! This is why I love the razz community. I’ll defiantly be looking into those spots.

                How’s traffic on most days? Any areas to avoid at certain times?

  49. BrewerFan says:
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    Grey:

    12 Team H2H League, should I attempt to upgrade pitching or offense?

    Gattis Syndergaard
    C.Davis Carrasco
    Altuve Salazar
    Frazer Price
    Machado Matz
    Polanco T.Ross (Hoping he progresses quickly
    Belt
    Bautista
    Blackmon
    Ozuna

    Thanks

  50. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Grey.. I wanna pull the trigger to grab Grandal and drop Beef Wellington, but I’m afraid… Tell me why I should!

  51. Don says:
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    Love this time of year grey!!!!
    So I’m in between on villar our league has steals and net steals I’m winning both every week, not sure if it’s smart to break up that villar and starling marte combo if I’m locking up 2 cats a week with trout and Lindor as my only other threats

    If I did package Pomeranz and villar together what type of pitcher or player could that land or is that a bad move?

    If I moved just Pomeranz which three should I target first, fulmer, rich hill, porcello, Steven wright, Bauer, Aaron Sanchez, Lester, Roark, Teheran, shark, Jaime Garcia, Hendricks, Gattis if my catcher is grandal

    Thanks grey

    • Don says:
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      @Don: if I did let villar go my options to fill his spot could be trea Turner, Peraza, jankowski

      • Don says:
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        @Don: can also package Pomeranz with Paxton or Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Price? Lester, Roark, Hendricks

      • Don says:
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        @Grey: traded Seager and jupton for price yesterday anyone else in mind ?

  52. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey. In my points league pitchers rule. 50 points per win but -15 per loss with innings limit. Having said that start these?

    J. Garcia vs Mia (Chen) SON $7.5
    Archer vs Bal (Gallardo) SON $25.9 wut???
    Darvish @ Cubs (Hammel) SON $14.7

    Thank you

  53. Googo says:
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    Guy I’m playing this week has 5 stud starters, smart to roll with just hellickson and my 6 relievers today and sit Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Googo: No idea of matchups

    • knucks says:
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      @Googo: For the record, I like Pax @ home today, so does HT fwiw

    • knucks says:
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      @Googo: My B, meant SON

  54. Googo says:
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    Drop estevez or speculative add d guerra?

  55. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    OK to trade Syndergaard for Carlos Carrasco and Jake Lamb?

    10-team keeper league.

  56. Tiger's Pride says:
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    Would you drop any of the following to pickup Mazara?

    Grichuk
    AJ Reed
    Gregorius

    No real need, just looking at it from a value standpoint.

    Thanks!!

  57. Derrick says:
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    Which guys gets the most SB’s rest if the way?
    Dyson, Revere, Peraza, Burns, Jankowski or Santana? Or someone else that might be on the wire?

  58. ganggreenn says:
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    Max kepler , benintendi ,or aron judge. Also should I go dylan bundy or bedrosian.

    • ganggreenn says:
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      @ganggreenn: @ganggreenn: I just found out bundy s starting a game sat. So ill hold on him.

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey Grey. Great stuff, as always. Thanks.

        What are your thoughts on D. Bundy as a SP? My guess is that he sees ~ 5.0 IP or less since they are moving him from a middle reliever role. According to the RotoWorld blurb/news on him via ESPN his WHIP has been 1.18 since the start of June and has a k-rate greater than 9 (22k’s over 17 IP over 7 appearances).

        Here’s the full blurb…

        The Orioles announced Friday that Bundy will start Sunday’s game against the Rays, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

        Spin: Bundy worked exclusively as a reliever in the first half, but the Orioles — desperate to solidify a couple spots in their rotation — will give him at least one chance to start for the big league club, and hand him the ball Sunday for his first major league start. Bundy’s 1.53 first-half WHIP raises an eyebrow, but he showed improvement after the calendar turned to June, posting a 1.18 WHIP while also striking out 22 batters in 17 innings over seven appearances.
        Breaking NewsFri, Jul 15

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worth a flyer, but I imagine he doesn’t go longer than 75 pitches, ~5 IP

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @Grey: should I drop kepler for bedrosian or drop thornbug for bedrosian

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thornburg

  59. Bobbo says:
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    You starting Danny Duffy @ DET $-9.7?

  60. Joeschmoe says:
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    Should I dump Street for Bedrosian or Dull now or hold on street for now

    • Joeschmoe says:
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      12 team league only have one other solid closer right now. Only poop left on the waivers

      • Joeschmoe says:
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        Lineups lock tonight for the next week and a Street is listed as DTD with no description

  61. Steve says:
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    Think Eduardo Rodriguez finds his 2015 form in the 2nd half?

  62. WM says:
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    Who would you rather have – Holt vs Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WM: Holt

  63. Scott says:
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    Starling Marte for David Price?

    • Peter guigli says:
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      @Scott: no sp value is 1/2 of what we think everyday players this time of year.

  64. Wudaben says:
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    Need to start 4 SP in a weekly league that only runs through the weekend. H2H points league.

    Duffy @DET (Pelfrey)
    Fulmer vsKC (Ventura)
    McCullers @SEA (Iwakuma)
    Pineda vsBOS (Rodriguez)
    Darvish @CHC (Hammel)

    • Wudaben says:
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      @Wudaben:

      Add in Jon Gray @ATL (Teheran)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: Darvish, McCullers, Fulmer, Gray

  65. Dal says:
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    In a 12 team H2H dynasty, would you do either of the following:

    His: JUpton/Devon Travis/manaea
    For
    My: Archer/Trumbo

    or

    His: Jup/Manaea
    For
    My: Trumbo/odorizzi

    I am playing more for next year than this year, so considering the second offer. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dal: Hold

  66. Bobbo says:
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    Streaming spot has peavy in it but I’ve got decent depth at pitcher. So… I was thinking more of picking up a middle reliever to stabilize ratios and get some Ks, stuff like that. Which of these guys are worth the spot? Or just keep on streaming? Thanks!

    Nate Jones
    Ryan Dull (saves perhaps?)
    Edwin Diaz

  67. GregJeffries says:
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    Struggling in the SP department in my 15 team rotis.
    Would you trade Price, Maurer and Benintendi for Salazar and Lackey?

  68. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 OBP league w/ hitter Ks, pick an OF: Kiermaier, Naquin or Moya? Or grab the Lisper’s Nightmare since he has 3 righties this weekend and then swap him out for one of the others once he gets a lefty?

  69. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    The reaction to the Pomeranz trade has actually been pretty negative. People were really in love with Espinoza, and his 4+ ERA in A-ball. Do I love the potential downside to the trade, Espinoza turns into a generational talent, and Pomeranz is a 4+ ERA guy for two years, no, but everyone in Boston is acting like pitching prospects don’t have a 70% failure rate.

    I do prefer Pomeranz to Sonny Gray, and think the improvement from Pom has been evident this season, as he’s really utilized the cut fastball he added. Adding an additional pitch has allowed him to take a step forward, allowing more grounders (47.8%, up 5% from last year), and more swinging strikes (11.4%). The swinging strikes actually took a big jump last year but many of those innings were from the pen. He now has 4 plus pitches (fastball, cut, knuckle-curve, change) with his 4 seamer rating out as ++.

    The innings and injury risk is the biggest red flag with Pomeranz. In roto leagues he loses value for sure, but points leagues where wins are overvalued (a lot of them are), he might gain a bit.

  70. DonnieB says:
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    Grichuk or Pederson ROS? Would you trade Strasburg for Harper where Stras could be kept and Harper not? In 1st now by 10 and would be dropping Grichuk and adding Odorizzi to replace Stras. Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Pederson…I’d take Harper if it helped me win

  71. Mike says:
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    Greym

    villar/g Cole/Braun or andrus/kershaw/kemp?

  72. Scott says:
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    Braun for Scherzer?
    Braun for Price?

  73. Scott says:
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    Better stream today?

    Pineda vs. BOS
    or
    De La Rosa @ ATL

    struggling vs. better pitcher or better matchup

  74. KarlJ says:
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    What are your thoughts on Tyler Skaggs? Was once a top prospect and seems to be looking pretty impressive down in AAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: He has a barely 7 K/9 and a 4.70+ ERA in his career

    • knucks says:
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      @KarlJ: To Grey’s point, last night’s 14 Ks in 7 innings was impressive, but the rest of his rehab starts have been just “ok”. I added him in a deep league situation but will wait and see in 12 team league.

  75. Tony says:
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    12 Keeper league, Keep 7 with a 3 dollar increase each year: Thanks!
    Josh Bell ($5) and Severino ($10)/ Carlos Rodon ($9) for Salazar ($8)

  76. Jason says:
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    I’m in a H2H 12-team 10×9 dynasty “keep forever” league. We have 32 man rosters.
    The categories are:

    R H HR RBI SB BB K AVG OPS TB and IP K/9 K/BB HR W QS WHIP ERA SV+HLD

    I’m in 2nd and gearing up for a playoff run. I have an offer where I trade Carrasco/Brantley/Hanley/Suarez
    for Braun/Hamels/Rajai Davis/Bartolo Colon

    At SP I have – Arrieta/Lester/Lackey/Carrasco/Cueto/Hill/Verlander/Shoemaker/Hendricks
    At OF I have – Brantley/Pollock/Bautista/Fowler/Hanley/Maybin/Gardner/LMartin

    Am I giving up too much here? which side would you prefer?

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. That was my gut instinct but Braun/Hamel’s inclusion had me thinking

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you do either of these trades:

    I get: Springer/Arrieta
    I give: Stanton/Scherzer or Syndergaard

    *I have two years left with Syndergaard, one year left with Stanton and I can’t keep Scherzer. Springer and Arrieta would both have two more years with me

    **I’m also currently in first place

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

  78. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey! The all star break is over & it’s baseball mode! It’s the freakin weekend I want to have me some fun!

    H2h pts/ weekly (locks today at 2 for the first game & goes Til sun July 24

    At OF keep it as is or change around?

    We start 4 OF’ers

    Harper
    Polanco
    Trumbo
    Duvall

    On my bench: Mazara.

    Part two of my Q; drop mazara for any of these available bats? Solarte (3b/2b/1b, good versatility for the bench), Josh bell (1b) , maikel Franco , or stash either Aaron judge or Benintendi?

    Here’s the rest of my bench: Willson contreras (Wilson Ramos is my starter), trea Turner, bregman, and story.

    Would you look to attempt to trade let’s say either my Polanco/Duvall/Story/lindor for Mookie betts? I’d be looking at a 2 for 1 deal . The betts owner hasn’t checked his lineup in month(s) Tyler white is in his lineup starting lol

    Next would you drop Pomeranz or hold him see how he does?

    Thanks love your insight, keep cool this weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: OF looks fine… Maikel… You’re trading with someone who hasn’t checked their lineup in months? Hold Pom or trade him

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man! Yeah I know prob just gonna be wasting my time dealing with a league mate who doesn’t check his lineup. I’ll prob just not trade with him unless I shoot him a text seeing if he’s still doing the league .

  79. chris says:
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    10 team h2h keeper points league weekly lock: Play eikoff vs NYM and Vs Mia? Both home starts and his home splits have been pretty good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Yeah, I’d start him at home

  80. dem ribbies says:
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    Rizzo vs Perez (career .220 vs LHP – first time facing Perez)
    or
    Kendrys vs Verlander (.324 vs JV w/ 2 HR – 10 RBI in 37 AB)

    Skills alone I like Rizzo of course but Kendrys spanks JV.

    WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  81. dem ribbies says:
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    You like Bundy’s chances as a post-hype sleeper in keeper leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a flyer and expect nothing

  82. Frank's N bean says:
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    Greetings grand master grey, I see in your SELL column is Syndergaard. He’s coming not a great start in his last start. Hold onto him & cross fingers that he doesn’t break down, etc or look to trade him. If you suggest option 2 w/ a trade what level of player should I be looking for in return for Thor? I already lost Harvey (sighh , sad face). My SPs are Price, carrasco, Keuchel, Aaron Sanchez, stroman, Pomeranz. On my bench there will be Trevor Bauer, Thor, with Gerrit Cole & zach wheeler on the DL slots. Wheeler, can you tell I’m a mets fan??
    Redraft. Head to head points.

    • Grey

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      You can’t trade a top SP for another top SP…. I’d trade Syndergaard for a top OF, Chris Davis-ish? Cruz?

  83. Albright and Washington says:
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    Grandal, d’arnaud or beef in a points league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani… Are you in Culver City?

      • Albright and Washington says:
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        @Grey: I do a lot of work out there. When I drive by the first image that pops in my head is the mustache

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice…I’ve passed it too before

  84. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    12 team roto standard…Keep 8, Not winning this season so would you move C.Davis for Hosmer and Yelich?…On the fence with it..I like that id get 3 years younger from Davis to Hosmer Like the AVG. boost…Dont like the Power drop off and i dont know what to make of Yelich anymore.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’d keep Davis

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: If not Yelich i can try for Ozuna…yes on either, both or neither

    • Grey

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      I’d want Hosmer/Yelich

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yelich over Ozuna boo

  85. griff says:
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    Dynasty format: for future saves, ottavino or bedrosian?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @griff: Cam

    • Grey

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      Bedrosian

  86. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Pineda against the Bosux’s in the Bronx..SON has Pineda 13.3..He had 6 solid starts in a row before his last start, a clunker..Start him?

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: I’m starting him cuz a) I am dumb and b) E Rod sux and the yanks bullpen can hopefully give me a W if he gets out with a lead

  87. Nico says:
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    FYI – il baffi means mustache in italian. I’m learning. Anywho, feeling good about giving Noah Syndergaard away for Stanton. Guy wants Freeman also (UTIL player for me). I countered with A-Gon, but I think even with Freeman, I should take it.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nico: Id want Stanton even if you have to give freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give them too

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Got it done! Was offered Pedroia for Nola… Have Walker/Castro as 2B options… Peripherals say Nola gets better, do you agree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Nola does get better, but he can’t get much worse and in most leagues I wouldn’t wait around for Nola to get better

  88. Ray says:
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    ROS : Kennys Vargas or J Reddick for my utility spot

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  89. ebudz says:
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    H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Asked about some starting and streaming options the other day and you originally said to start Kennedy today @DET but I just realized that SON actually hates that start. I wrote the SON score of 7.7 originally but it’s actually -9.8 now! Would you still start him there or sit him?

    Also, apparently Matz is now slated to start Sunday @PHI (?) instead of Monday @CHN… so is he a start there or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him… I’d start Matz

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks!

        Actually most of the starts I had lined up have obviously changed from a few nights ago… or I was too stoned and copied them wrong but either way can you once again help me plan some starts here? Today starts a new H2H points matchup from the 15th-24th and we get 24 total starts allowed and ideally I’d like to have 23 starts max going into that last day:

        7/15
        Paxton vs. HOU (13.6)
        Pineda vs. BOS (13.3)
        Carrasco @MIN (10.9)
        J. de la Rosa @ATL (10.3)

        7/16 (4 starter max)
        Shoemaker vs. CHA (20.4)
        McCarthy @ARI (14.2)
        Moore vs. BAL (13.5)
        McCullers @SEA (3.9)
        Chen @STL (-7.6)
        Duffy @DET (-9.2)

        7/17
        Matz @PHI (?)
        Straily vs. MIL (5.6)
        Ray vs. LAN (0.3)
        McHugh @SEA (-0.2)

        7/18
        Leake vs. SD (10.9)

        7/19
        Salazar @KC (10.1)

        7/20 (4 starter max)
        Pineda vs. BAL (24.6)
        Liriano vs. MIL (13.6)
        Carrasco @KC (12.4)
        Chen @PHI (9.3)
        Mengden vs. HOU (5.5)
        Kennedy vs. CLE (1.1)

        7/21

        7/22 (4 starter max)
        Duffy vs. TEX (6.6)
        McCarthy @STL (8.4)
        Shoemaker @HOU (5.9)
        Manaea vs. TB (6.2)
        Conley vs. NYN (6.0)
        McCullers vs. LAA (1.2)
        Paxton @TOR (-7.6)

        7/23
        Straily vs. ARI (8.0)
        Ray @CIN (7.6)
        McHugh vs. LAA (4.6)

  90. Scott says:
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    Pick one to keep out of Phelps, Feliz, and Diaz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  91. Brutus Beefcake says:
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    When Pence returns, should I drop Calhoun to activate him or just continue to roll with Kole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kole

  92. Maverick says:
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    Hey Guys
    What do you think of this Trade?

    Team A Gets: Bogaerts / J Up / M. Fulmer
    Team B Gets: Belt / Kelel Marte / deGrom

    Who wins the deal? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander side

  93. J-FOH says:
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    I was reading the entire brewers pen is on the block. It makes sense. I think chasing that save may be a fruitless venture.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coming from the guy who owns Thornburg

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I dropped him last night. Needed a SS while I wait on Bregs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

  94. Alex says:
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    So, I have been stubbornly holding onto Raisel Iglesias waiting for him to become closer. Then I realized there are only six weeks left and the Reds have only won 32 games. I know I am answering my own question but it’s time to let go of that potentially beautiful k/9 and cut him loose right?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Alex: there is like 11 weeks left, but yes your reasoning is good. I drafted him in the 10th round…he gives good ratios and K’s tho

      • Alex says:
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        @peacecoast: Yeah, what I meant was 6 weeks until my playoffs begin and as of this writing I am fighting a pretty rough battle to make it in!

        I have SV/HLDs in my league but he seems to enter games at random times and pitches multiple innings so they aren’t even using him as an 8th inning guy really…very frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Yup, done.

  95. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Are you running Ian Kennedy out there today against Detroit in a 12-team 5×5 mixer? He’s giving up 2.5 HR/9 on the road! The splits are pretty dramatic.

    Also, are you dropping Mike Montgomery, Jake McGee or Odorizzi to pick up Thornburg? Safe to drop all of those clowns?

    Thanks.

    Also, if you’re coming through Denver and have nothing better to do, I’ll buy you a beer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not… Odorizzi… Flying out of Aspen

  96. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side (it is a keeper though)

    Wil Myers, J Bell, D. Betances
    or
    Crush Davis, J. Upton, T. Watson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  97. Negatto says:
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    Thoughts on who has best 2nd half?

    Samardzija, Lackey, Roark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  98. Rookie stud pitcher says:
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    Good afternoon grey. In a 12 team al/nl weekly points league not a keeper league would you drop gattis he has been my starter since he gained eligibility for someone like Grandal, Sandy leon or Travis d’arnaud ? or I could drop Valencia for one of these catchers but then I’m carrying 2 catchers which kinda sux. I could also drop valencia for giolita or glasnow ? I’ve had inj recently to kershaw, syndenguard, estrada and W. Davis. So my healthy starters are Lackey, Tanaka, Carrasco, Wacha and jon Gray. RP Osuna n Melancon. Thx for your help and suggestions !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Gattis and Valencia

  99. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty league used QS and k/bb. looking for a SP. trade my mateo and 2nd rd prospect pick (or even 1st) for bauer? have jofer, price, teheran, sonny, salazar, quintana, liriano, gausman, karns, jaime garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. Will says:
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    thoughts on this potential trade?

    Duvall and Rendon for Lorenzo Cain?

    Rendon is on my bench and Duvall in my OF. So basically I see this as an OF upgrade if Cain comes back strong. I like Duvall, but I am concerned with an average drop off.

    My other starters are

    Willson Contreras, Encarnacion, Schoop, Correa, Arenado, Polanco, Cutch, Ozuna, Villar and Segura to go along with Duvall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain side

  101. Lougle says:
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    What do you think about Addison Russell ROS and for next year (dynasty league relevant)? Probably now is the best time to buy low. Bogaerts type breakout potentially next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he could break out, yeah…Maybe 20+ HRs, not really same type of hitter as Xander

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of these three. who do you like?

    abreu (23.1) – 3 @ laa
    belt (14.8) – 3 @ sd
    j turner (6.0) – 3 @ ari

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Turner

  103. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Davis Peralta for Joe Ross? I get Peralta. Have lots of pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Peralta

  104. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope your Friday is going well. I was offered an interesting deal. My Danny Duffy for his Aaron Sanchez. It’s a 12 team standard 5×5 league. The biggest question is, do you think Sanchez stays in the rotation? What about Duffy staying in the rotation? If you think they both are staying in the rotation, who do you like more ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both could get shut down, I like Duffy more, slightly

  105. Dan says:
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    If you had to pick one for today…

    Duvall vs Garza
    Schoop for Archer
    Espinosa vs Liriano

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  106. Jon says:
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    Would you trade Duvall for Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. tank1 says:
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    Is Belt, Lamb and Hamels too much to give up for Sale? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  108. Garrsh says:
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    Have limited pickups i can make. Only have 2 left for the season ( DL moves don’t count)

    Was going to pick up either Semien or Grichuck for some power / runs / RBI’s source.

    don’t need a MI because i already have Schoop and Seager.

    Which would you rather have grichuk or Semien ?

    Thank You !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  109. 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)

    Sorry Grey for the repost but maybe you missed it or am asking too much?

    Thanks again for the help earlier bit now most of the starts I had lined up have obviously changed from a few nights ago… or I was too stoned and copied them wrong but either way can you once again help me plan some starts here? Today starts a new H2H points matchup from the 15th-24th and we get 24 total starts allowed and ideally I’d like to have 23 starts max going into that last day:

    7/15
    Paxton vs. HOU (13.6)
    Pineda vs. BOS (13.3)
    Carrasco @MIN (10.9)
    J. de la Rosa @ATL (10.3)

    7/16 (4 starter max)
    Shoemaker vs. CHA (20.4)
    McCarthy @ARI (14.2)
    Moore vs. BAL (13.5)
    McCullers @SEA (3.9)
    Chen @STL (-7.6)
    Duffy @DET (-9.2)

    7/17
    Matz @PHI (?)
    Straily vs. MIL (5.6)
    Ray vs. LAN (0.3)
    McHugh @SEA (-0.2)

    7/18
    Leake vs. SD (10.9)

    7/19
    Salazar @KC (10.1)

    7/20 (4 starter max)
    Pineda vs. BAL (24.6)
    Liriano vs. MIL (13.6)
    Carrasco @KC (12.4)
    Chen @PHI (9.3)
    Mengden vs. HOU (5.5)
    Kennedy vs. CLE (1.1)

    7/21

    7/22 (4 starter max)
    Duffy vs. TEX (6.6)
    McCarthy @STL (8.4)
    Shoemaker @HOU (5.9)
    Manaea vs. TB (6.2)
    Conley vs. NYN (6.0)
    McCullers vs. LAA (1.2)
    Paxton @TOR (-7.6)

    7/23
    Straily vs. ARI (8.0)
    Ray @CIN (7.6)
    McHugh vs. LAA (4.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton vs. HOU (13.6)
      Pineda vs. BOS (13.3)
      Carrasco @MIN (10.9)
      J. de la Rosa @ATL (10.3)
      Shoemaker vs. CHA (20.4)
      McCarthy @ARI (14.2)
      Moore vs. BAL (13.5)
      McCullers @SEA (3.9)
      Matz @PHI (?)
      Straily vs. MIL (5.6)
      Ray vs. LAN (0.3)
      McHugh @SEA (-0.2)
      Leake vs. SD (10.9)
      Salazar
      Carrasco @KC (12.4)
      Chen @PHI (9.3)
      Mengden vs. HOU (5.5)
      Kennedy vs. CLE (1.1)
      Duffy vs. TEX (6.6)
      McCarthy @STL (8.4)
      Shoemaker @HOU (5.9)
      Conley
      Straily vs. ARI (8.0)
      McHugh vs. LAA (4.6)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: You da man! Thanks!

        If you could only start one of these guys tomorrow, who it’d be?

        Shoemaker vs. CHA (20.4) or
        Moore vs. BAL (13.5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoemaker

  110. Scott says:
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    All the good Texans and Cubs were taken, so I’m rollin with “Howie doing?” today. who are you batty calling today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rua

  111. Mordacious Levator says:
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    healy day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, be interested in seeing what he can do

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Drop Vulbuena to take a flier on Healy for my UTIL spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: i’m having to refresh browser indefinitely in a fantrax dynasty since from fri-1st game monday it’s FA free for all, BUT we can only add a player without green “minor” flag. he still has it. there’s probably at least 2 other owners doing this too, yuck.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Mordacious Levator: however, they got back to me and linked me to mlb official transactions page.

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Mordacious Levator: and technically he hasn’t been called up yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  112. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – great work as always.
    A trade question:
    My Syndergaard and Fowler
    for
    His Stanton and Fulmer
    A thumbs up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • vrugg says:
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        Thanks, Grey. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  113. Jack says:
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    JoFer & Lester for Arrieta & Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  114. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Just acquired Yu for Khris Davis in a roto league where I need some pitching help.

    A) Do you like this deal?
    B) Do you like Kepler or Naquin more going forward as a Khris replacement?

    Thanks, Homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah sounds decent… Kepler

  115. Raoul Duke says:
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    I have Joc Pederson as a bench bat. Are you still as high on him as you once were or is it time to use his spot on my team as a revolving door of hot players. My outfielders are Trout, Betts, Khris Davis, Belt, and Valencia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him but no reason you can’t drop him

  116. Peppermint Patty says:
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    Grey, I’ve been reading your blog a long time and have always appreciated your insight and sense of humor. Any chance we’ll get a top 100 (or deeper) list for 2017 and beyond before too long? I play in a pretty competitive 14 team H2H league with 8 keepers and our trade deadline is 7/29.

    Rotoworld just came out with a list that made me barf in my mouth, ESPN came out with one a couple days ago that isn’t much better. I’d put Razzball light years ahead of either of these sources, and the future lists are a nice way to evaluate trades for teams out of the playoff hunt.

    Apologies if another comment thread has covered this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure Ralph will do a prospect list for 2017 and beyond at some point, you should ask him, he’s the prospect guy

      • Peppermint Patty says:
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        @Grey: Ralph’s prospect write-ups are glorious, but I meant top 100 overall.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ralph won’t do that for you?

  117. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    What up Grey!? I can’t believe what a productive week I’ve had with no baseball to watch/follow. I guess that’s good thing, no?

    10-TM NL-Only H2H 5×5 Keeper w/OBP

    C Castillo
    1B GOLDY
    2B LeMahieu
    3B Franco
    SS Villar
    INF W.Flores
    OF Ozuna
    OF Piscotty
    OF Duvall
    OF Pollock
    Util Gennett

    SP Arrieta
    SP Cole
    SP Hendricks
    SP Pomeranz
    SP Velasquez
    SP Eickhoff
    RP Rondon
    RP Vizcaino
    RP Romo
    B RP – J. Johnson
    B McCarthy
    B J. Gray

    I have to replace Pomz’s spot on my roster. The guy I’m playing this week doesn’t have much hitting. Stanton, Murphy, Espinosa, Russell are his best 4 bats and he has 2 line up spots with DL guys.

    A) Owings, Altherr, Adams are all available. Who’d you rather have at the end of July if I pick one up. Owings and Altherr won’t be there long once a return date is set.

    B) I’m holding onto J.J. until a decision on Vizcaino is made. If Vizcaino is dealt would you pick up a RP like Cabrera/Strickland, or maybe stash Reyes? R.Ray is available as is Wood (stash for later?).

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams…. Cabrera…

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Sounds Good. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: I actually can’t play Adams anywhere because he doesn’t have OF eligibility. Totally brain farted on that while posting. Of the guys from both A & B, who do you think will help me most beginning of August?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  118. J-FOH says:
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    You hear anything on pollock. Last I saw was early August.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Early August seems aggressive but I haven’t heard anything

  119. Don says:
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    He won’t take Pom for McCullers go Pom/ Duffy or pax for McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try it… Duffy first

  120. Scott says:
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    Hate to say it, but I see a platoon of sorts developing with Turner.
    vs. Righties, it’s Clint Robinson 1B, Daniel Murphy 2B.
    vs. Lefties, it’s Daniel Murphy 1B, Trea Turner 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Turner even playing that much?

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: As long as Zimmerman is out.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Scott: why clint freakin robinson even needs any at bats is beyond me.

  121. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Did you catch the Piazza doohicky thingy they did on the MLB network? Pretty cool that when he was in high school he had Ted Williams come take a look at him and throw out some pointers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Piazza was a juice head, ridiculous MLB embraces him

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: my favorite thing since I really didnt follow baseball then (still jaded by strike) was when he got traded from the Dodgers right after they painted a 4 story mural of him on the side of Dodger stadium. Then hung something over it until they could re-paint it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like the Manny posters all around town when he was suspended

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: I love when teams have a scheduled bobblehead night after the guy has been traded

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s the best

  122. PD says:
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    Sitting dead last in 8 team AL only keeper with a gaping hole in the power stats. Made 2 trades with an eye to next year. How’d I do?

    #1 My Brantley for Bautista
    #2 My Keuchel, Andrus & Adam Jones for Abreu & JD Martinez

    Bautista was a risk due to his FA status but I can’t see him signing with an NL team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Nice

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: thx as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Scott says:
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    For MI, do you like Jose Reyes or Howie Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  124. Mordacious Levator says:
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    20 team league with saves and holds separately. i have watson/diaz (SEA)/colome/rondon, with siegrist coming off DL, who’s drop (watson has been often moved behind feliz, which is nuts, but happens often)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

  125. Bill says:
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    I give Duvall and Matz I get Carlos Martinez should I do it?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Bill: matz not that much worse than carmart, duvall probably worth more by himself anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  126. Scott says:
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    Matt Adams or Jason Heyward for UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  127. jorge says:
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    Noticed Teheran wasn’t in your top 100 for second half. Not buying his first half at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s okay as a third starter, bit behind top 100 status

  128. Wywyz says:
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    Worth picking up Bundy or Folkowitz? Or both? I have Tim Anderson, Aj Reed or Giolito that I could drop….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bundy… Anderson

  129. herschel says:
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    whats the vocab term? prospblockin?

    MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the Astros have signed Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel to a five-year, $47.5 million contract.
    Houston wins the bidding for a player who drew interest from over a dozen major league teams, including the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, Mets, and Padres. Gurriel primarily played third base in Cuba, so this agreement would seem to put a sudden block on the rise of Astros third base prospect Alex Bregman. One of those nice problems to have. Gurriel, 32, is a .335/.417/.580 hitter in 15 professional seasons between Cuba and Japan and should only need a few weeks of tune-up at-bats in the minor leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prospblock yeah

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: you grabbing gurriel anywhere? according to sources hes going to start at 3b once ready in a few weeks….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would grab him, is he in ESPN or Yahoo?

  130. Paul says:
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    I was offered Travis D’aunard and Jose Bautista for contreras and Justin upton.

    Uptin upton is my bench player and contreras has been nasty at catcher and I like that he also plays every day,

    If I did he trade I would pick up Grandall for Cather I think over D’aunard

    ??????

    Or keep my guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, yes, Yasmani

  131. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Yulieski Gurriel to the Astros. I guess this puts Bregman on hold even longer unless Gurriel is going to play the outfield unexpectedly. Maybe Bregman becomes trade bait for the ‘Stros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it

    • muskysmell says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1:

      Ugh this is terrible news to wake up to.

      I don’t want Bregman to be slotted in to the outfield. His value is higher at 3B and/or SS for me.

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, how are you ranking dull, thornburg and bedrosian? flip of a coin?

    • knucks says:
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      @herschel: Thorn, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bed, Thorn

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yay, even better for me!

  133. Jim says:
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    Carter. Or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  134. Ninja says:
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    No one biting on my Pom trades good thing he faces the Giants next which should keep his value high.

    Who wins Pom for Justin upton?
    Or try and upgrade pitcher with Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  135. Alex says:
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    I’ve been out of the loop for a bit.. What’s Trea Turner’s status?

    How would you rank Trea, D. Travis, and Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin, Trea

  136. Brett says:
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    How do you think gurriel impacts bregman reed etc now? When does bregman come up now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman won’t come up except as bench depth in Sept

  137. Wywyz says:
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    Another manager inquired about Salazar. Would JD Martinez and Yu Darvish be fair considering their health? And if so, should I do it if he’s into it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  138. Steve says:
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    What’s Bell gotta do to get a start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pirates said they’re not going to play him, no idea why he was called up

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: bet that changes if Kang’s suspended.

  139. Ninja says:
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    Trade Pom for , fulmer, rich hill, porcello, Steven wright, Bauer, Aaron Sanchez, Teheran, shark, Jaime Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Bauer, Sanchez, Teheran

  140. John says:
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    My Polanco and Villar for Donaldson and Story. I have Marte and Betts so decent steals. Gotta take Donaldson right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson side

  141. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    oh thank god, bj upton went all bereaved too, i was worried this was some kind of justin only awol coverup situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. I need to drop one of the following to activate Cole from dl: Bauer,Duffy, or Pom? Thanks!

  143. ERad says:
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    No love for Matisyahu?

    He’s not good – but he’s definitely white

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  144. RonnieMatt says:
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    Trying to see how much I can get for Duvall and sell high. Im ready to package him with Wieters to a guy that really needs Catcher help. Which is better them 2 for Cespedes or Adam jones? also would you be more inclined to trade Yelich or Marte instead of Duvall? Points league where power hitters have an edge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Younis… No trade Duvall

  145. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey there is a possibility that Wade Davis might be back tomorrow. If so, which guy would you drop. Gregerson or Madson,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gregerson

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey are you absolutely sure that I shop drop Gregerson

        • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: no, he answered in such a way that he’d change his answer later if you asked a 2nd time. he did this to irritate you and waste his own time. try a third time after you get 2nd answer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok grey. Thanks for the advice. BTW, I am looking to deal Duvall. Not sure what he would be worth as a sell high

  146. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    saves and holds league. 14 team. have kintzler/maurer/allen/kelley/colome/diaz/dull, drop who with siegrist back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley or Siegrist

  147. Chris says:
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    12 team Keeper with OPS

    I’m persevering with Tim Anderson at SS and have Flores as cover but Cozart is available. My teams doing well in 2nd place.

    Stick with Tim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  148. Clive says:
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    In a keeper where you may need OF help down the stretch this year, who are you grabbing now? D Dahl or Benintendi? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  149. GoJays says:
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    Grey, who’s your best bet to last as a better closer for ROS – Cingrani or Kintzler? Our waivers are pretty limited so we can just add and drop at will, so I need to try and bank on the one who can hold the job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – what’s your reasoning there? Just curious, since I am much more familiar with Cingrani – before recently I didn’t know anything about Kintzler. Is he likely to hang on to the role?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems more likely to hold on this year

  150. Mike says:
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    2 trades:

    1) Archie Bradley for Carlos Rodon

    2) Kershaw and Miggy for Sale and Rizzo

    Which sides?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon…Sale/Rizzo

  151. Long Bawls says:
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    Starting to think that mechanic scammed me when he said had to replace the Cam Bedrosian in my Taurus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  152. muskysmell says:
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    12 team roto, mixed

    Heyward droppable at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  153. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    I need to stream a pitcher and have to drop pineda or Paxton to do it. Which do I lose? Was thinking of dropping Paxton but then pineda gave up 5 runs and counting to bosox tonight. Having second thoughts. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  154. Ninja says:
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    Who you think wins the series between
    Dodgers and Arizona
    Norris vs Corbin, Maeda vs Ray, McCarthy vs Bradley

    White sox vs Angels
    Miguel Gonzalez vs Santiago , shields vs shoemaker, ? Vs weaver

    Blue jays vs oakalnd
    Stroman vs mengden, dickey vs gray, ? Vs ?

    Which do you feel most confident in??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dodgers….White Sox…Blue Jays

  155. Jason Morgan says:
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    Pick 3 to keep in a head to head points league.

    Felix Hernandez
    Chris Archer
    Zach Greinke
    Gerrit Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Archer

  156. The Vaporizers says:
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    Hey what’s up Grey. Gotta drop one: Justin Upton or AJ Reed. Who you dropping? If its Upton, Im dropping that mofo right on his stinkin head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  157. I'mRonBurgundy says:
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    Who would you buy first… Reed or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  158. Alps88 says:
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    What to do with Valencia
    Reports say less playing time
    3 options
    A -Hold
    B- pick up Joseph,Tim Anderson or Grichuk
    C- go the pitching route and pick up DeSclafanii , Eflin, Gray or Garcia
    I can use either pitching or
    All offensive categories as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  159. Los locos says:
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    If Miller and Gallo get traded.

    1.Does miller get closer job over Dyson
    2. Is Gallo an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Sure

  160. muskysmell says:
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    How does a guy who throws 99-100 from the left side suck so hard.
    Paxton is garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

    • Tigres says:
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      Just dropped him. Someone (JB?) wrote recently that his new arm slot might have reduced effectiveness of breaking stuff, even while increasing FB speed…

  161. marimon says:
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    Was offered Santiago Casilla for my Andrew Miller. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • marimon says:
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        @Grey: Casilla close ROS? If traded would Miller jump into closer role?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, if traded, Miller would close

  162. The JoGarza says:
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    Are we lumping Paxton into the Eovaldi school of Great Fastball, Shitty Results? I’m in a 12-team QS league where pitching is more valuable than gold so I don’t want to drop a guy with great peripherals. Still holding on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him for now

  163. John says:
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    Bauer’s start v Twins (Duffey) looks to be a challenge. Sit or start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  164. Dolla says:
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    You like this parlay
    Giants vs Padres shark vs perdomo
    Indians vs twins Bauer vs Duffey
    Royals vs tigers Duffy vs pelfrey
    White sox vs Angels shields vs shoemaker

    Take Giants,Indians,Royals, white sox, $250 to win $2740?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine to me

  165. crushbombs says:
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    starting duffy today in detroit and or mccullers in seattle?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @crushbombs: Starting both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  166. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Any chance this minor Brandon Phillips injury is the chance Peraza needs to get in the lineup for good? Would love to see what he can do and the Reds have nothing to play for. Or might we have to wait for Bruce and Cozart trades to happen to get to Perazapalooza?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Peraza will be in the lineup for good either way within the next two weeks

  167. ganggreenn says:
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    Thornbug or bedrosian. I can also drop max kepler. Duval mookie and wil myers start as my outfielders. Deshiz , corey dickerson, max kepler are my bench outfielders. I have two catchers darnaud and herman. Its a limit to how many games per position, but with one catcher ill go under that even with two I will. Should I drop one. I havent yet because herman is also outfield eligable so he plays alot, and darnaud has talent.should I just hold on them. I know I could drop dickerson aswell even deshizz. Problem is no talent out there. Im in a 15 team rotisserie season long points league. Im in first place though and have been so far this entire year. they caught up though and I ent to 2nd lace for a day twice in the last week.

    • ganggreenn says:
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      @ganggreenn: examples of my slim pickens would be paraza,peralta,liriano,bedrosian,montgomery,folty, wil smith, parra , holt, reynolds, domingo,merrifield, owings, matt adams, kim ,boujros, janikowski, benitendi, renfroe, margot, smolinski,fulmer. Thats really it aron judge, nothing and alot of people have two catchers so dropping one of mine would be me handing a decnt one to somebody starting yan gomes.

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @ganggreenn: ok healy but I have seager at 3rd , corey seager and bogarts at flex and shortstop. Mike taylor,and altherr are opstions too

        • ganggreenn says:
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          @The JoGarza: @ganggreenn: yefri perez,moya ,tyler oneal,casey gillaspi , and boxberger are also available not that any of these names matter. Including my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedrosian…. Drop Hermann

  168. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    12 team h2h with BB’s, K’s, and OPS. 2 catcher league
    C ramos/hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B murphy
    3B son of donald
    SS villar
    CI pujols
    MI tim anderson
    LF marte
    CF ozuna
    RF polanco
    OF red dick
    util reed
    BN upton (DET)
    somebody just dropped c.davis. who’s my drop for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: same league as above, who’s the streamer out of norris/paxton? BB’s and innings as categories as well. it could be chen too, but SON says hold him over those 2.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Norris

    • William Hung says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: someone dropped Crush Davis in a 12 teamer? is this person giving up?

      • hondo says:
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        @William Hung: Don’t drink and drop.

  169. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Wilson Contreras gains OF eligibility after today in ESPN leagues. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  170. crushbombs says:
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    if you need steals would you trade corey seager for nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  171. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty roto with K/BB added, saves and holds over saves alone, QS over wins.
    after i got done telling guy who wants britton (ranked like top 50 this year in this league) salazar would be the cost, he sent back my porcello + britton for salazar + strop.
    pitchers are:
    SP : tillman/cole/roark/porcello/liriano/pineda/ryu/bundy
    RP: kela/romo/watson/giles/phelps/britton (there are some somewhat decent RP in FA, 6 max spots for RP)
    DL wood/heaney/wheeler
    NA stephenson
    basically is britton too good to get back a quite good SP. britton surprisingly almost exactly 3 years older. 1500 max innings per year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look bad assuming Salazar is healthy

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: supposedly he “feels fine” (most updated news). really in a dynasty (and i’m not competing this year, went from top 3 team to at best 8th this year, lots of injuries and underperformers, hitting and pitching) salazar’s overall value gotta be biggest thing. i watched britton in that really long game against LAD a few weeks back, and he’s gotta be the biggest value gainer from what Shandler’s identified as the strike zone (specifically the lower part of it) going up a few inches in the last 5 years (mostly last 3). his stuff is in fact a better ziegler’s stuff (i.e. hard to get quality hits off of it), but he’s just not a high K guy if the real strike zone (re: the rulebook strikezone) was called properly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah then go for it

  172. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only with saves only. buchter or hudson or ohlendork?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: oops, i forgot, i have estevez/jeffress, with thornberg gone, and will smith/ottavino available, i’m guessing ottavino is best add then? expecting at some point to lose both of jeffress (trade), estevez (demoted for ottavino empire), so i’ll have gone from looking like i had 3 closers a few weeks ago when SD should’ve put buchter as closer to complete defensive mode grabbing handcuffs, life’s funny.

  173. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Pick 3 to roll with today –
    Duffy @ Tigers, Bauer @ Twins, Shoemaker v. White Sox, Roark v. Bucs, Cole @ Nats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Roark, Cole

  174. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Got a trade offer of David Price for Adam Jones and Will Harris. I have a 36 save lead, and this would leave me with 3 closers ( Familia, Dyson, and Osuna). I also have Diaz and Miller, and it would seem like one may end up closing. The team nearest to me has (Madson, Colome, Uehara, and Jeanmar). It is a holds league, so finding new closers on the wire is very tough.

    1. Is this trade fair?
    2. Is my lead in saves comfortable enough to trade a closer?
    3. Should I trade Dyson instead of Harris, due to Dyson’s pathetic K rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Price… Trade Dyson instead if you can

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I had a nasty incident a few years ago when I had someone run me down on a 30 save lead in a similar situation.

        I had to include Matz who I was streaming against the Phils in the deal in order for him to accept Dyson instead of Harris.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you’re pretty safe with that lead

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Me too, but I’ve been some places and seen some things man.

            Also, this is the third time in two years that I’ve included a pitcher I was going to stream in order to swing a deal.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              *shakes head* Non-Razzball readers

  175. kendall jackson says:
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    Abreu for Roark – who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  176. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    12 team h2h with deep benches, but due to h2h most owners know not to have a LOT of BN bats (a lot being like 6 and up) so hitting is probably close to a normal 12 teamer, with SP being a lot closer to a mid bench 16 teamer. OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added.
    C hundley
    1B au rizz
    2B segura
    SS villar
    3B toddfather
    OF (3) mookie/duvall/kepler
    util (2) ortiz/walker
    BN J upton, heyward, hanram
    DL swihart
    bout time to have heyward’s spot be the streaming one (for off catcher days, extra SP days, possible spec saves since either of dyson/casilla could lose jobs). last year i dropped heyward on like the 78th day of the season, and he went completely nuts and was great ROS, but now we are at about day 105 and he ain’t doing that yet. in this league i somehow was able to grab duvall about a week or just less into him hitting a bunch of homers, and kepler just a few days ago. SP can’t be waited on that long, but sometimes hitters can if they get hot. heyward would likely be added by one of the people that have 6 or more BN hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: is heyward’s roster spot the stream spot. till walker comes back this could also be peavy/gausman/pineda but FA SP are really bad out there (gibson/weaver/duffey/rea and their ilk)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Peavy before Heyward…. Not like Peavy’s much better than those streamers

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Grey: good thing i mentioned the options. guess when walker’s back though heyward is the drop (seeing walker isn’t due back when first elig)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, when Walker returns

  177. Alex says:
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    Who do you like between Kepler or Naquin?

    I’m moreso in need of OBP and runs. Is Kepler more of a straight power guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  178. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    AL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG and total bases added.
    C leon
    1B miggy
    2B lawrie
    SS correa
    3B frazier
    MI iglesias
    CI longo
    OF (4) hanram/springer/reddick/rajai
    util pedro
    BN guyer
    DL swihart
    NA moncada (we keep 3 per year at previous year’s ADP, so moncada will be cheaper than dog shit)
    SP carrasco/bauer/shoemaker/montgomery/duffy/kennedy/porcello/pineda
    RP (4 spots) allen/colome/duke/n.jones (holds too)
    DL norris (DET)
    use the #2 waiver on pomeranz, gurriel, or just hold it? i’m hearing gurriel will get OF, so he’d slot in over guyer likely. this is yahoo, so that could happen quickly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  179. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Gattis at carcher. Do
    You like norris, grabdal , Vogt, or Rupp more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  180. Dolla says:
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    Three trades I’ve made this year
    My story for his Corey seager
    Seager and Justin upton for price
    Pomeranz and villar for carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Dolla says:
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        @Grey:
        Now I need stolen bases who you picking up
        Jankowski, dyson, Hernan Perez, Mike Taylor, Peraza, trea Turner, buxton

        Pick two

        • Dolla says:
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          @Dolla: leonys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peraza

          • Dolla says:
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            @Grey: I have 4 open spots on team should I add Peraza and one more to fill in villar stolen bases I lost or is Peraza enough it’s steals and net steals with him and marte I was over 10 steals a week. If so what other should I add?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah grab Peraza

              • Dolla says:
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                Starting hellickson vs [email protected]Grey: who would be your next pickup? Perez batting 2nd for the Brewers has 10 steals on the year

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah grab Perez

  181. Hankg says:
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    Deal Lamb for Darvish? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  182. hondo says:
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    Darvish and McCullers too much for Rizzo or not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not enough

  183. Rdizzle says:
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    Hey Grey

    Was offered Bryce josh tomlin and Devon Travis for lamb Duvall and Sanchez as well as the same guys for lamb Kipnis and Sanchez I turned him down on both offers it’s not a keeper do you agree with the decision made?

    • Rdizzle says:
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      If you were wondering which Sanchez it’s Aaron

  184. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Pence or J.D. Martinez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  185. Tank1 says:
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    Starting D. Duffy or Cole tonight? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  186. Jon Doe says:
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    Are you looking to trade Sanchez and Fernandez given their innings limits?
    If so, which side:
    Fernandez/Pujols for Encarnacion/Hendricks/Melancon (I’d drop dyson or casilla)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  187. Chad Fonville says:
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    did you hear about Valencia not playing full time anymore?

    Would you drop him for Khris Davis now?

    And lastly, Heyward or Valencia…which one should I drop

    thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Davis…. Heyward

  188. Grey what’s up…….. Long time no post again, got a decent trade offered to me, it’s a 12 teamer and we finally after 14 years just turned it into a keeper, It’s also a 10×10 league so we count wins, losses, runs, , Hr, BB, Sv, K, era, whip and QS. We have a 32 inning minimum limit per week…..

    Only pitchers involved in this deal so the offensive insanity isnt relevant……

    Which side do you want like more:

    A) lance McCullers 15th round keeper value and Drew Pomerantz 22nd round keeper value

    B) cookie Carassco (pretty much no keeper value since it bumps 3 rounds he’d have to be kept in the 2nd!)

    I’m in contention, not super worried about keepers but do you think SIDE A will be more valuable even for the ROS than Side B? Or!?

    Always appreciate the advice man…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’s it going, man? Carrasco side

  189. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I want to pick up Tommy Pham of the Cardinals who would you drop of these players

    Zobrist
    Herrera
    Shoemaker
    Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  190. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey, I’d appreciate your input on the following.

    NL-Only H2H

    A) With Vizcaino hitting the DL, would it be better to keep him around or drop him? I’m not sure it’s worth having him sit around collecting dust on my bench for 3-5 weeks when I’m in a race for first/second place money. There are 7 more weeks of the regular season in my league. I have JJ and Cabrera to hopefully pick up any saves while he’s out.

    B) Flores isn’t getting any 2nd half love from Collins. Please rank Adams, Pham, and Lagares.

    C) Back to A. If I drop Vizcaino, better pick up between the guys from B. Neris will also be available in a few days off of waivers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Vizcaino… Pham, Adams….

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Will do. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  191. alps88 says:
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    What oreder do you see these guys in
    valencia, kepler or grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Grichuk

  192. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    foltynewicz or Liriano ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  193. Johnc says:
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    Astros have so many guys coming and going it is hard to count on at bats. Gattis getting catcher eligibility allowed me to trade Vogt. Doh! How’s tha working out? What I Hate the most is losing DH time to Reed.

    As I said before Reed was calls up, ” he is Jon Singleton”. And that is me quoting me :-)).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  194. Chad Fonville says:
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    Matt Shoemaker.

    That was a pleasant surprise. Goodness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  195. Reid a book doode says:
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    Good morning Grey! Some SP have made themselves available. Who would you like ROS out of Nola, Moore, and Shoemaker? All three on waivers in 11 tm. Also, Gattis or Vogt ROS? Gattis’ playing time seems to be dwindling to just his catcher starts now with kids being called up.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker… Gattis

  196. Charles says:
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    Would you trade Rich Hill to get Brantley?

    Current SPs: Synd, Carrasco, Tanaka, Hill, McCarthy, Ray, Cobb (DL).

    Brantley would bump either Span or Travis out of the lineup when he comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, sure

  197. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Apropos of nothing, isn’t Ben Revere’s fantasy fall inexplicable? To what do you attribute it? Simply a case of Denard Span becoming fantasy irrelevant so his doppelgänger had to follow suit?

    Secondly do you see Steven Matz being as useful (in a QS league) as say Tanner Roark the rest of the year? Cause that would be cool with me. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Revere and Span do everything together because they are the same person… I prefer Roark, but they might not be that different

  198. Brett says:
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    Nola or Taiwan walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  199. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Sunday!

    12 team 6X6 OBP H2H

    Better bench bat
    Carlos Santana or Khrush Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  200. L-Boogie says:
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    In SD for vacation and going to the Padres game today. Check another item off the bucket list: watching Edwin Jackson pitch. Pomeranz Vs Cueto would have been a much better matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, enjoy!

  201. L-Boogie says:
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    14 team 5×5 weekly league. just got a trade offer. in a vacuum, ozuna and dozier for kershaw. of course, this isn’t happening in a vacuum so I’ll explain further when I figure out how to explain without typing a novel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw side

  202. unclefavre says:
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    Pomeranze for ozuna or puig?

    • unclefavre says:
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      @unclefavre: dude is heavy in the outfield and super light pitching. And I have some love for puig deep down

  203. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Apologies if I’ve missed your words of wisdom on Gurriel and the Astros….

    I have Reed in line up and Bregman on a 2 man bench.

    Any need to replace either with Gurriel at this point?

    Thanks…!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d replace Bregman with Gourriel

      • Bravesfanintheuk says:
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        @Grey: fab, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  204. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you drop to get Howie Kendrick?

    Herrera or Zobrist

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: if you mean ODB there’s no way he’d drop that guy for kendrick, likely not zobrist either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  205. brett says:
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    Taillon or Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  206. doc says:
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    Need some roster help steals and net steals, saves and holds 4 categories
    C Grandal
    1b Belt
    2b schoop
    3b frazier
    ss lindor
    if franco
    of trout, marte, khris davis, kepler
    util empty, empty
    dl jd martinez, na bregman

    Pitcher Carrasco, salazar, price, duffy , hellickson (next start vs marlins), glasonw. paxton (next starts @toronto, pirates)

    Gomez, jim johnson, kintzler, estevz, edwin diaz, mauerer

    Have 2 open spots, 3 open spots if i drop paxton, 4 open spots if i drop paxton and bregman and put glasnow in na spot. what would you do?

    • doc says:
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      @doc: 3 open spots* 4 if i drop paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s available?

      • Dolla says:
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        @Grey: grichuk, David peralta, Pham, Peraza, trea Turner, jankowski, Leonys, pagan, gennett,Vargas, Rosario, Mike Taylor, hardy, Archie Bradley, folty

        • Grey

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          Pham, Grichuk, Peraza

          • Dolla says:
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            @Grey: what about drury batting 5th or jankowski leadoff

            Feel like after trading villar I’m going to start losing those steals and net steals categories unless you think Peraza can produce enough stolen bases. Starting jankowski and Peraza at the same time would give up a lot in other categories though

            • Grey

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              Go jankowski

              • Dolla says:
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                @Grey: reds get braves next week so I’ll start with Peraza and ask same question next week :)

                Still see some upside in Paxton?

                • Grey

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                  I see it on paper, not so much in real life

  207. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets says:
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    12 team h2h dynasty with contracts. this is 2nd year of league, i took this team over at start of this year, but after the draft. previous owner spent nearly all the money on pitching. OPS and K’s for hitters added and QS and K/9 for pitchers. $305 auction budget during the draft, predraft you can keep up to $225 in value. any player added from FA costs either $10 or the FAAB used to get him, i’m pretty sure any FA guy is considered year 1/3. all contracts are in 3 year cycles, and this is 2nd year of league. i’ve cut a lot of guys during the year, even if they had good contracts (one of first things i did was cut bruce at $2 and added 2 closers). it appears most owners are somewhat loathe to drop contracts, meaning i’ve done very well for myself grabbing players having good seasons, and am a top 2 team all year. all players not mentioned are in year 2/3 of contract.
    C ramos (FA)
    1B kendrys (FA)
    2B b.miller (FA)
    SS seager ($2)
    3B villar (FA)
    OF (3) beltran (FA), reddick (FA), holliday ($7, year 1/3)
    util (2) cruz ($15), baez ($10)
    BN buxton ($5), rajai (FA), saunders (FA)
    DL schwarber ($1)
    NA b.zimmer (FA), moncada ($1)
    SP kershaw ($52), jofer ($22), harvey ($31), strasburg ($39), chen ($1), hendricks ($1), rodon ($1), shoemaker (FA), hamels ($19)
    RP chapman ($29), colome (FA), cingrani (FA), estevez (FA), jeffress (FA)

    1. do a kershaw for goldy ($52, same price as kershaw) trade? i’d still have jofer/hamels/strasburg as aces at good prices and other good values
    2. go on ahead and drop harvey right now to make rodon DL room to stream that spot? i can’t see myself keeping harvey with 1.5 years left when he’ll likely be useless during at least 2/3 of that time for $31.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Works for me 2. Yeah go for it

  208. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hill lasts 5 pitches before blistering.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @VinWins: at least it was just blister then. didn’t know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melvin

  209. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty with total bases, net steals (got +5 today, which is huge from my team, or really any team) over steals, and OBP over AVG.
    C salvy
    1B au rizz
    2B kipnis
    3B bryant
    SS diaz
    LF upton
    CF ellsbury
    RF chisenhall
    util (2), alcides/j.reyes (got him for only $3 last week, gotta love morals affecting people’s fantasy decisions)
    BN d.peralta (back soon LF/RF)
    DL moss, jd mart
    NA delino/benintendi/dahl/jab placenta crawford (PHI)

    drop anybody for d.valencia, recently dropped, and how much bid out of 37 out of 100 left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, $3

  210. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    there ya go dyson chicken saves, kimbrel em to get those 6 or so weeks of awful K rate out of your stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  211. The Harrow says:
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    why in the hell are all these managers giving so many the day off today, it’s sunday, but really due to the break it’s effectively a wednesday, as far as games this week since they started again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I don’t get it either

  212. The Harrow says:
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    in a dynasty, with the viz on DL, am i better off sticking with j.johnson, or grabbing ottavino or m.cabrera? viz maybe traded, and ottavino likely gets that COL job at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  213. Steve says:
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    The Trea Turner experiment is going awfully wrong awfully fast.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Steve: yeah, clint robinson shouldn’t be getting ANY at bats.

  214. SteveNZ says:
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    Bad day to bench Pujols and Naquin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @SteveNZ: with so many people with off days it’d be hard to find guys to bench on most lineups as is. i guess i have heyward/upton benched in some places.

  215. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hey Grey, rank these guys please, as who you’d like as utility player

    Semien, didi, aj Reed

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  216. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Happ sailing along until a line drive off his forearm. Got through the 5th, but then they sent him back out for the 6th and things went bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  217. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    16 team redraft with OPS, slugging, total bases, hits added, net steals over steals.
    C hundley
    1B ortiz
    2B schoop
    3B franco
    SS ceager
    MI villar
    CI pujols
    LF belt
    CF mookie
    RF heyward
    OF davis
    Util (3) castellanos/bourjos/contreras
    BN rajai
    DL swihart
    NA margot/bregman
    who’s the drop for valencia, just dropped?

  218. peacecoast says:
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    drop mazara for kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  219. Pat says:
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    Yo, broseph

    Miggy, Verlander, Ellsbury, Chapman for Reddick, Val Wade Davis, Noah, Dee Gordon…Which side and is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

    • Pat says:
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      @Pat: Actually he changed it to Jose Ramirez, Ellsbury, Miggy, Verlander, Chapman for Folty, Noah, Gordon, Davis..

      Which side? I Iike it but i’d have to many bench bats..12 teams 5×5…

      My roster

      C-Posey
      1B Myers
      2B Forsythe
      3B Nolan
      SS Suarez
      OF Odb, Reddick, Sano
      Util Cast,Krush Davis
      bench Val Gordon

      Sp Noah, Carrassco, Duffy, Pax, Price, J. Gray, Folty,Roark

      Cl Wade Davis, Wil Harris Uehara

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Davis

  220. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Which catcher?

    Derek Norris
    Sandy Leon
    Yasmani Grandal
    Kurt Suzuki
    Cameron Rupp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  221. ganggreenn says:
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    Should I be dropping corey dickerson, for schimp , peraza, aaron judge , either, or collabello

    • Grey

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      Not as he goes to Coors

    • ganggreenn says:
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      @ganggreenn: also do I drop bundy for fulmer, cashner, jimmy nelson,zach davies, leake, tropeano, gravemen, eduardo rodriguez, berrios

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fulmer

  222. Dolla says:
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    Drop Paxton and pick up conforto as well as grichuk, Pham, and Peraza. I’ll have 2 players on bench then. Or keep Paxton

    • dolla says:
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      @Dolla:
      Or drop Paxton for Eduardo and Peraza plus conforto, and grichuk? Or Pham?

      • dolla says:
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        @dolla: or drop Paxton for Reynaldo just called up by nats starting Tuesday vs Dodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • dolla says:
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        @Grey: so conforto and grichuk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  223. djb says:
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    Grandal, Leon, Rupp, or Suzuki

    • djb says:
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      @djb: lol just looked up

  224. Ninaaw says:
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    Jankowski or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  225. coacher says:
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    Hey Grey, love the site. I am in a 5×5 roto 2-year keeper league. (OBP, HR, R, SB, RBI – ERA, WHIP, K, QS, and Saves+holds) and am working on a trade with a guy who is looking to next year’s auction. I’m looking to win it.
    I am trying to work an offer for Stanton, Fowler, Cain, Kinsler, Verlander, Dee Gordon, Wade Davis and Hosmer – all these guys have expiring contracts he’s looking to dump for cheap keepers.

    I can swap those guys and keep a legal roster if I offer $5 Correa, $1 Maybin, $5 Rich Hill, $2 Blake Snell, $5 Buxton, $7 Osuna, $10 Tim Anderson OR $13 Ketel Marte (I need one for SS) and he might want me to throw in two guys I would drop anyway – Grossman and Chisenhall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me, Marte

  226. coacher says:
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    I guess I didn’t ask my questions….is it worth it?…..Keep Marte or Anderson at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Anderson

  227. eg says:
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    thoughts on reynaldo vs nats?

    • eg says:
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      @eg: or save adds 5 a week using 2 already

  228. peacecoast says:
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    mccarthy or rodon ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  229. eg says:
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    Red sox said eduardo was tipping his pitches, how you like against the twins and angels next 2 times out?

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