You missed out on Julio Urias and are like, “I will never miss out on another top prospect call up, I promise you that,” then you stick your pinkie out to pinkie swear with your reflection, only the girl you’re seeing walks in on you pinkie swearing with yourself and you need to come up with an excuse, so you tell her, you’re practicing drinking tea with your pinkie out and that works because you’re dating Princess Iman bint Al-Hussein of Jordan, who your friends were more impressed with when they thought you were dating Michael Jordan’s lesbian daughter.  Well, in order to keep your promise to yourself, you Promise Keeper, you need to pick up Jameson Taillon now now now.  Not now, not now now, but now now now.  Three nows.  An extra now when now now is not fast enough.  Why now now now?  The Pirates skipped him this past week because they want him to throw more in the majors.  Now (one now) they are simply sitting on him until they can call him up in the first week of June.  I’d guess Niese or Locke get one more start in the rotation, then Jameson will be here.  Is he that good?  His numbers are kinda ridiculous in Triple-A — 9+ K/9, 0.9 BB/9, 1.82 ERA.  I will now climb into my giant iguana skin throw rug and laugh hysterically like a madman.  Jameson can be the number one call-up pitcher this year, and should be owned now now now.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Julio Urias – Just went over my Julio Urias fantasy this morning.  Where were you?  Getting some shut eye?  Hey, just like Urias!

Junior Guerra – This guy has me intrigued.  Or maybe that’s intriGuerra’d.  Actually, no, it’s not that.

Nicholas Tropeano – He’s been worth owning, but this is more of a Stream-o-Nator call.  Kinda like when the Stream-o-Nator calls 411 just to talk.

Collin McHugh – I have no faith in him like Aaron Paul in The Path, but Stream-o-Nator is feeling him, like it feels the telephone cord in the above blurb.

Archie Bradley – With Shelby Miller hitting the Disgraceful List, Archie Bradley will move into the rotation.  Before you get your panties all hot and bothered, I’d watch and see what Bradley does for mixed leagues.  His control has been atrocious, so he could have some 4 IP, 5 ER-type starts, which is still better than Miller!  In NL-Only leagues, I’d obviously grab him.

Sam Dyson – Really?  Seriously?  Incredulously?  What league is he not owned?  C’mon.

Ken Giles – He’s been straight butter on the back of a guido’s IROC since he fixed his mechanics.  Both, Giles and the guido.

Evan Gattis – How many more games until he’s a catcher?  Okay, that how many games until he’s a top three catcher.  I nearly made Gattis my lede today, but a lede catcher?  Who am I?  The Sciosciapath?

Matt Adams – Real question:  Adams or Caitlyn Jenner?  Kill is a bit harsh, so F or M are your choices.   Jenner has money and hanging with her on the links and at family functions seems like it would be fun; Adams has luscious moobs, so this feels like an easy choice to me.  As for Adams in fantasy, well, that was my Adams fantasy, as for fantasy baseball, he’s hot.

Tommy Joseph – Uh-oh, I feel my rap alter ego coming on, Yo, yo, yo, it’s B-Fire, and check it.  Hitting bombs like To-Jo, check out his swing; rabidding like an auctioneer Cujo, get on it, King.  Joseph’s skills are almost my favorite donut, powered; not like my least favorite Phillie do-not, Howard.  Rockin’ this a capella, no melody; like that Joseph fella, every Cougar should be Rosselini, Isabella.  Joseph’s got the park, his hits have the arc, and he’s got Maikel who should spell his name Maike exclamation mark.

Logan Morrison – This might be the greatest week in the history of Buys to get a waiver wire 1st baseman since that other week that we can’t remember when it was also good to get a 1st baseman.  Think I covered my ass there sufficiently.

Justin Bour – This guy fascinates me.  I think he’s one of those players that you don’t own all year, then get to September and say something like, “numbers/numbers/numbers/numbers/numbers were Player A and you didn’t own him all year, do you know who he is?”  And it’s Bour.  Okay, that all made sense in my head.

A.J. Reed – He’s coming soon, y’all.  Arenthal James just needs a ride to the majors.  Anyone got a Bronco to drive him in?

Jose Ramirez – Over the past week, two 2nd baseman have been more valuable than Ramirez, Cano and Murphy.

Johnny Giavotella – He’s not much more than a hot schmotato, which goes really well with arancini.  Right, Mama Giavotella?

Trea Turner – I just gave you my Trea Turner fantasy.  If you’re just joining us, Trea Turner did not sing backup on Proud Mary.

Whit Merrifield – Didn’t Littlefinger befriend a Whit Merrifield?  At Riverrun?  With the Tullys?  No?  Hmm…  Merrifield is not just the adjective used when you and your buddies steal nitrous oxide from your dentist, he’s an AL-Only play too.

Devon Travis – I just gave you my Devon Travis fantasy.  It was written while waiting for my charcoal juice.

Eduardo Nunez – He has two homers in the past week, and I ran out of enthusiasm sometime after the first word of this sentence but let’s see if I can generate some more enthusiasm by the time I reach the end…of…this…senten…ce…Ugh, a little.

Trayce Thompson – I have a serious mancrush on Trayce, or maybe that’s a man-with-woman’s-name crush?  Not that either are wrong.

Leonys Martin – He’s out for a few days, so it’s hard to say if he’ll return with the hot bat he left with, but I’d grab him hoping that he does.

Jarrett Parker – No idea if he’s even playing this weekend, but, if he is, the Hitter-Tron is on Parker like its on a malleable piece metal.

Danny Santana – I have one hand at two o’clock, and one hand at six o’clock.  Two o’clock is grabbing Santana, six o’clock is scratching my ass.  Like a baller!

Paulo Orlando – Fun fact!  When Paulo Orlando’s family immigrated to the United States, they landed at a Statue of Liberty kiosk in Epcot.

SELL

Adrian Gonzalez – Oh, no, the dreaded Sell low.  At some point, like an elevator made of pinatas, the bottom would fall out.  There was no way around it.  Guys get old.  Happens to everyone except me.  Generation Y for lyfe!  You heard the Me Generation?  Generation Y replaces all I’s with Y because we’re concerned about you.  A-Gon is A-Gone or A-Went-Buh-Bye.  His peripherals look like a mess like you after a night of Goldschlager.  His Ks are way up, his BABIP is up and he’s still only hitting .274, his ground balls have hit Denard Span-type levels (or is it Ben Revere?), his line drives are down, his homers per fly ball is actually around his career average and he only has four.  Four!  Essentially that means, he could be the newest Joe Mauer.  I wouldn’t trade him for a dinner date with a male Arquette, but I would explore options.

Prince Fielder – THE BACK-TO-BACK SELL LOW?!  NOOOOO!!!  We haven’t seen this move pulled off successfully since 2006 with a past-his-prime Jim Edmonds and a carefree Milton Bradley.  You thought A-Went-Buh-Bye’s stats looked bad, well, Prince Fielder says, “Those aren’t bad stats….THESE ARE BAD STATS.”  His Ks are up, his fly balls are down, his home run total is two.  I will now cackle for five minutes.  ….And back!  Okay, Fielder’s likely not a five-homer hitter on the year, but his rest of the season projections are around 40/14/50/.260.  That could be A.J. Reed’s June and July.  Mitch Moreland or Fielder?  Likely Moreland, and that’s another problem.  At some point, the Rangers might start platooning Fielder.  I wouldn’t trade him for an onion bagel, but–Actually, that sounds delicious, and Fielder does not.

 
  1. HypnoAce says:
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    Would you drop Panik for Travis? Drop Chris Carter for L Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HypnoAce: Yeah, Travis…. Sure, Martin but different things

      • HypnoAce says:
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        @Grey: Not sold on the ‘Martin hits for power now’ thing

          • HypnoAce says:
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            @Grey: Rest of OF is Betts, Bradley, Springer, Nomar so probably set there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re set in the OF

  2. Warren says:
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    Turned Joe Ross into Chris Archer. You good with that?

    Love my some Buy Sell! Might need to go without a 2B this week to stash one of these young arms….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: I’m good with it

  3. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Heyward or Val need to make room for sweet sweet Yu!?

    You think Giles is in that closer role soon?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Nah, Gregerson is the closer unless he gets hurt or becomes ineffective for a week…. Heyward

  4. ichirosan says:
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    Apparently, Shelby Miller is finally going to the Disgraceful List

  5. Brett says:
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    Have tailon stashed keep him or go for Urias? If you rather have Urias how much faab do you bid $100 budget. Would need to cut tailon for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Urias, $6, money depends on league though

  6. knucks says:
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    Another weather issue in KC for tonight. Potential flash flood. Scattered T’storms. Keep an eye on that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, this sucks

  7. crushbombs says:
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    is franco enough to get carlos gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @crushbombs: I think the buy low window on Cargo will be slammed shut as soon as this weekend.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed

  8. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I have been stashing Eduardo Rodriguez on my dl. How much better is Jameson than him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod — AL East, injury risk… Jameson — upside, risky, NL Central

  9. Don Majikowski says:
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    Whats the deal with Gallo? Is he going to play?

    Would you rather roster Taillon than Gallo in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  10. Primetime says:
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    Grey, ROS Roark, gausman, odorrizzi, gray? Also what reliever could get dealt at deadline Miller or betances? And lastly, ROS wieters or grandaL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark…Miller… Grandal

  11. Great White North says:
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    My RCL MI is Castro, Villar, Lawrie (have Machado at 3rd). My SP are Harvey, Archer, Cueto, Liriano, and Joe Ross. I have two bench/stream spots available. They are currently occupied by Urias and Trea Turner.

    1) Drop Joe Ross for Taillon, he is at Philly next start?
    2) Drop Trea Turner for Taillon?
    3) Drop Lawrie for Taillon?
    4) Just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nope 2) Nah 3) Okay

  12. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I have also been stashing Trea Turner. I have a need for speed and my 2B position has been manned by Schoop…then Schoop was poop so I picked up Lawrie, then Lawrie was poop so I picked back up Schoop. All of that to ask, someone just dropped Starlin Castro for Urias. I want to pick up Castro now, but is he better than Schoop or eventually Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda push with Schoop and I want Turner… So Castro over Schoop if you want

  13. who dat say gonna beat dem cubs says:
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    Drop either Emoticon or Drew Pom for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  14. banana says:
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    You like Travis more than Rendon/Schoop in OBP league? Have good enough OBP already to take a hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  15. Great White North says:
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    I need to lower my ERA and WHIP more than I need wins in an RCL. Always need Ks. Still start the following in the near future?:

    Cueto @ COL (Butler)
    Liriano @ Tex (Perez)
    Harvey vs. CWS (Sale)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d only start Harvey

  16. Garbage Day says:
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    Is it worth dropping Valencia to get Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: You love that dude!

  17. Bosox says:
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    Gattis or Castillo? Drop pomeranz, Sanchez, McCullers, Jeffress, Dyson,or rodon for taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo… Shallow league? I could see losing Sanchez

      • Bosox says:
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        @Grey: I have Castillo right now

  18. Burt says:
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    I am embarrassed for you whenever you rap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I drop mad rhymes!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        I love your raps! They are like wraps of afternoon delight sprayed with my Paco de Rabane cologne that I still have (true story!) from 1986!!!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Ante!

  19. crushbombs says:
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    cain vs carlos gonz you take carlos gonz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d go Cain, but likely a toss up

  20. Greg says:
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    Been stashing Glasnow. Would you drop him for Taillon? Getting impatient and yes no-one would skip his slot unless he’s soon to be elevated. ….

    Can’t afford to stash both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Taillon

  21. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great buy column as usual! Have some already, looking for more ’cause I’m greedy.

    Everyone talks about the PIT lineup card, right? How ’bout this impossible lineup card?

    Fowler
    Zobrist
    Bryant
    Soler
    Szczur
    Russell
    Baez
    Ross
    Lester

    Actually, looking at it, it’s (almost stutterer) not too bad. I was struck by a seizure looking at the #5 hitter.

    Oh and already 1-0 Cubbies! I think someone called up the Captain (aka Morgan) for an early (Rum and coke) cocktail.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice

  22. playwright21 says:
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    Long-time reader 1st time questioner…
    12T redraft. Pitching (Gausman, CMart, Maeda, Ross, DLRm) besides Sale is very meh. Have E-Rod stashed.
    Another team has good SP – JFer, Hamels, Kluber FHer. Pujols is his 1B.
    Thinking of offering VMart for Klubot or Freeman for Hamels. I have WMwyers also.
    Taillon, A Reyes and Snell on wire, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

  23. Sasquatch Slugger says:
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    Taillon or Berrios keeper forever? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  24. Alexei says:
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    Well, there goes Aaron Sanchez (next facing Boston, Yanks and at Detroit) for Taillon after I got the jump on Urias, hope I don’t roofie myself to death but my pitching is such a nightmare I have to take chances!

    Curious, Do you see Taillon having a similar impact as last year’s Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so in comp to Syndergaard…. I’m more worried about IP count on Taillon

      • Alexei says:
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        @Grey: Well here is to hoping!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  25. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    HELOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 3 day weekend…..Hallelujah Holla Back!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Back!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, did you not mean to actually yell the word back?

    • knucks says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: HAHAHAH whatttt!?! is this a white rappers reference!?!

      Eff that, I know it is. Well done sir.

  26. PhilOssieB says:
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    Dynasty pts league was offered Donaldson, Berrios and Bucholz for Sale? Yay, Nay, close but needs a counter? (Hate Buch, could swap him out for Porcello or Robbie Ray in a counter.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, I’d take Donaldson, as long as you pitching can handle it

    • PhilOssieB says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Have Franco as my 3B but need a Util, which is where Donaldson would go. Thank!

  27. playwright21 says:
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    2nd time questioner…12T dynasty (keep 4ever) H2H
    My team is perennial contender but 1B future is bleak. Ortiz for this year, Pujols, Josh Bell, Gallo paint murky future. I want to play for Rizzo.
    Puig and JZimm enough? Or try Puig, Sano, Bell/or Gallo?
    4 OF spots (LF, CF, RF, OF) My OF is Conforto, Trout, Betts, Polanco. My SP Jeer, Kershaw, Tanaka, Hamels, Gio (for now), Gaus, Greinke, Wheeler and Glasnow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Try Puig/Zimm, doesn’t seem to be enough… Maybe adding in Sano

      • playwright21 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thought it might be lite. Thanks.

  28. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I was looking at Parker needed a replacement OF Lefty going tonight. He also has no history at 1B. I ended up grabbing Dickerson what a difference a year makes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Parker, hope he plays

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Early starts verse late games what a pain in the azz. You really need 2 players for the scenario.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and with Odor suspended, I don’t have room for more options

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: My bad Chatwood tonight Rusin tomm.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I had looked

  29. Dustyfingers says:
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    Castellanos for Matz? I want one more solid pitcher and Valencia is on waivers. Castellanos is utility bench piece for me. I may throw in Heyward if that’s what it takes. He’s burning a roster spot for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hey Grey, I traded Robertson and Colorado Cargo for Bautista. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer! I don’t mind the trade for you, honestly, could go either way, no clear winner, I’d prefer Rockies

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: I don’t own Bautista anywhere else this year; didn’t work out where he was being drafted. I won’t give you the other part of the trade. It would just upset you. I’ll let the other guy tell you, and you can congratulate him.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @VinWins: I think it’s a gamble

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Sure, it’s a gamble. Not doing well in that league, though, so not much farther to fall.

        • VinWins

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          @VinWins: Of course they didn’t reduce Bautista’s penalty, so I don’t even get him tonight.

  31. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What a disaster in the OF! Fowler miscue + Baez error=Runners on 2nd and 3rd, 1 out+Maikel at the plate on an 0-2 pitch count=sac fly RBI (27) for Maikel.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maike! is a sac fly machine, yay

  32. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Ugh…I’m happy Archie Bradley is back up, but his upcoming schedule is a bit hit and miss. Makes me a bit nervous. I wouldn’t feel comfortable starting him in half his upcoming starts. Hoping he goes off against Padres so I can flip him for something middling.

    Padres – Yup. You start him.
    @ Cubs – Nope
    Rays – Yup
    Dodgers – Nope
    @ Phillies – Yup (I guess)
    @ Colorado – Nope
    Giants – Meh, probably not
    Padres – Yup
    All star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call yesterday on him coming up, but I’m not owning him yet

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: I don’t see confirmation anywhere of Bradley getting the call. There is speculation it could be filled by Collmenter or Shipley too. Any source for the move?

        Also, if he is the guy, are any of the following worth dropping to get Bradley in a 10 team5x5 NL-only where I am desperate for more saves and to get my ratios back in line?:

        – Hudson, Ohlendorf, Phelps (I only have Ramos and can gain several points if I guess right on additional sources of saves)

  33. Don Julio says:
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    Funny you mentioned agonz as a sell low. Just got an offer of my agonz and Santiago Casilla for his crush davis. Kinda like it…davis is in a Lil slump but I feel another surge coming, unlike agonz who just looks like he’s on a clear decline.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

    • Don Julio says:
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      He wants either Casillas or Madson in the deal.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Give either, Casilla first

  34. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    SON is bully on Archer. You buying? In the midst of a tight H2H matchup. barley leading the pitching ratios.

  35. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop C. Rodon or P. Corbin for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  36. Floriano says:
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    I do not really need another starter, but I could get Jacob DeGrom for Todd Frazier and replace the latter with Mark Trumbo. Is this a classic buy low opportunity?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  37. Robert says:
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    Would you drop Shields or Ross for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  38. Tony Molina says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper league, OPS, K, R, RBI, AVG, HR, Steals.

    Drury, Valencia, and Leonys. Drop 1, keep 2. Who you thinkin’?

    • Tony Molina says:
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      @Tony Molina:

      I would be dropping one of them to pick Martin up, FYI.

  39. Piranhaman says:
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    Haha. I love your Fielder comment :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  40. crock says:
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    Jupton/Walker or Cargo?

    • crock says:
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      @crock:
      That is Taijuan Walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cargo, but it’s fairish

  41. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up

    Jameson is available in my keeper

    Which NA guy would you drop for him? Devers or B rodgers?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers but I’d ask Ralph first

  42. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Grey I love these columns, but I always wonder what the Sam Hill is going on in the leagues where some of these guys aren’t owned. How do I get in on one of those? I want to be in that “dad” league where guys are drafting the greatest players the year 2005 had to offer, rather than my deep league where somebody has been sitting on Urias since last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, thought the same when I put Joe Smith in the Buy but was like if he’s not owned now he won’t be by me saying it

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Hey, man! Just my 0.02$. Don’t shoot me.

      Some players have been pretty atrocious, so fantasy managers have had to repair those parts first before looking elsewhere for upside and / or trendy picks. What do you think?

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Ante GALIC: joe smith not being owned isn’t at all explained by this, but being in a non competitive league does.

  43. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    I just traded Trumbo, Lawrie, Rodon for Salazar and Duffy (SF guy)…..good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  44. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team roto.

    1) Desperate for saves. Drop any of these guys for Giles?

    Doolittle, Joe Smith, Prince Fielder

    2) Current SPs are Price, Cueto, Strasburg, Rodon, Pomeranz

    When Carrasco and E-Rod come off the DL, who gets dropped?

    2a) Please rank Rodon, Pomeranz, Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: Drop Schoop or Piscotty for Jose Ramirez?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle…. Ed-Rod, Rodon… Pom above them

  45. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fowler just went the other way with one to deep right for a 3B. Cubs up 5-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning, 2 outs. Ross with a 3-run HR! He’s the early DFS pickup of the day! Morgan about to be pulled.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  46. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    See hey, Grey

    Was offered Betts for Arenado in a 10-team standard keeper league. Other team needs 3b, and power/speed guys are my favorite, but power in Coors is hard for me to give up. Thoughts?

    • knucks says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: I’d see what kind of other piece he would be willing to send over. Unless it was something decent, I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, it’s fair

  47. Killer joe says:
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    Drop Yordano Ventura for Taillon? Certainly having a hard time trusting the former. Other option would be Schoop I guess, and I am carrying 2 bench bats right now.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose both Ventura and Schoop

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

    Suppose Reed is called up today… Which lineup do you like more in the slots indicated ROS?

    3B – Sano
    IF – Miggy

    3B – Machado
    IF – Reed

    *Caveat – in scenario #2, I would obtain David Price as well. Entertaining the thought of moving Miggy and Sano for Machado and Price. Would be plugging in Park in the IF slot until the Reed callup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  49. benjamin moore says:
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    drop Rodon for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  50. Kory says:
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    Is Jameson Taillon the one to own? I’m holding glasnow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Taillon

  51. ebudz says:
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    Damn I didn’t pickup Shoemaker in time before the 2pm game started! My plan was to drop Conley to stream the cobbler but now that’s not an option. So I’m up by 81 points in my H2H points match-up and my opponent is starting A. Sanchez vs. BOS while I have Scherzer vs. STL … is it worth starting Conley @ATL (8.1) tonight or is it not worth the risk? Just don’t want a negative score from him!

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

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @ebudz: I’m starting conley in pts league. The braves have been quite rough, and while his wsh start was shakey, he’s been hit/miss otherwise. If you don’t have a better option before sunday I’d take the plunge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth the risk

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ugh here I was worrying about Conley and then Scherzer slips me a roofie…

  52. Scott says:
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    Pillar or Rickard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  53. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Ortiz is sitting today.
    who would you start to replace?
    Duvall @ MIL (davies) $11.8
    [email protected] NYM (degrom) not listed in hittertron for some reason
    Freeman vs. MIA (conley) $0.2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  54. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    A fab read as ever, thanks!

    I know you love these sorts of catcher questions….

    14 team roto – OBP league

    W Castillo dropped, I have stuck with Grandal all season so far. Time for change or hold….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Welington

  55. Website issue says:
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    Grey, I think there’s a problem with your search feature. If I type in ‘Martin’, the first article that comes up should be this one, but instead it takes me back to 2015.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, our search is screwed up, you can just click on the player’s name and it has the three most recent articles for them on that page

      • Website issue says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Scott says:
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    Starling Marte for Harper?

    Is it close?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Its time we picket in PITT. Whose with me?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: My bad Scott, that was in regards to Joe G’s comment below, but while I’m here… the answer is gonna always be Harper. And if you are the one giving Harper away, you’d want more than just Marte. I had a comment the other day about selling Harper that was against the grain. You shouldn’t listen to me, as I am not a Harper owner. Listen to the perts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  57. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof – harris or benoit?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  58. JoeG414 says:
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    Polanco not batting 7th. He’s batting 8th !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrific

  59. cubjet says:
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    My OF is currently
    Nomar Mazara, Odubel Herrera, and Jackie Bradley Jr.
    With Justin Upton on my bench and Kris Bryant manning third but OF eligible. Travis Shaw and Jung Ho Kang are my other 3B. Leonys Martin is available. What alignment would you roll with? What 3 OF and who at 3B? Would you drop say Shaw for Leonys? I am also rolling with Jose Abreu at my Util. Could bench him for one of these other bats.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nomar Mazara, Odubel Herrera, and Jackie Bradley Jr., Bryant

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @cubjet: Personally I’d go Mazara, ODB, Bryant, Kang at 3rd, Abreu util

      Would swap out Abreu if he’s struggling, would put upton in for ODB when he gets hot for a month

  60. Chris says:
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    Darvish is being activated tomorrow. Which pitcher do I cut out wacha or gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  61. Nyjacobs says:
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    hey grey – would you do any of these deals for goldy? lindor/stras or frazier/stras. is goldy worth either investment? Thanks.

    • knucks says:
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      @Nyjacobs: Likely matters who you will play at 3B or SS after this deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor/Stras

  62. Nyjacobs says:
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    hey grey – would you do any of these deals for goldy? lindor/stras or frazier/stras. Thanks.

  63. chris says:
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    would you do heyward for cargo in a 10 team H2H points league? have upton on bench and heyward, harper and braun as my OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. Shitwolf says:
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    hey man! Pence and Yelich both on WW, Pence comes off today and yelich on the 30th…

    I feel like yelich is better but I want both (obviously) burn WW on pence or just sit on Yelich and hope pence somehow falls through?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Yelich

  65. Jeff says:
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    Hey there –

    I’d picked up a couple of streamers for this week’s matchup and am now looking ahead to next week. Here’s what I have now: I’m committed to Sale, Strasburg, Walker, Hendricks for next week. I currently have Karns (v SD, @TX next week), Duffey (@ OAK, v TB), and Guerra (v STL, @PHA). Do any of these seem particularly risky and droppable? Some guys out there include: Fulmer (@OAK), Tropeano (v HOU), Danny Duffy (V KC), and Straily (@ COL, v WSH). My bullpen corps is fine (Dyson, Phelps, Papelbon in a Saves + Holds league) and I have Snell and Taillon stashed. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks!
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d roll with the 3 you have

      • Jeff says:
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        @Grey:One more thing – if I can only use two of them (Karns, Guerra, Duffey), which two should I use? Thanks! Have a great holiday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duffey, Guerra

  66. omar says:
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    Abreu vs. Miggy ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  67. Shark says:
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    Fun fact for you: Jeff Sullivan in a Fangraphs chat alluded to Cano playing through a “double sports hernia” last year. See, it’s not all your fault…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I asked Cano to cough and it was awkward

      • Shark says:
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        @Grey: Was it because you were holding (his) baseballs while asking?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, it was because i wasn’t wearing pants

          • Shark says:
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            @Grey: Full commando? Or just teasing?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Total tease

  68. Knighttown says:
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    Drop Kennedy or Rodon for Jameson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian

  69. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Grey/fellow commenters which 2 of the following should I start:

    Hendricks vs. Phil (Eickoff)
    Chen @ Atl (Blair)
    Roark @ Phi (Hellickson)

    Thanks in advance to all participants in my attempt to avoid independent thought on this matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Chen

  70. AA says:
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    Jon Gray or Junior Guerra ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ROS, really? Gray

  71. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! I too lost out on Urias, but I was able to snag ERod whom I’m sure will Severino my ratios. I watched Congo on Netflix this past week. Totally awesome, corny, and aged like Christian Yelich’s mom. If you haven’t seen this in a while, Mrs. F gives it 4/7 stars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve heard about the 7 star scale before, but never seen it in practice

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Its super Foucaultian

  72. joe says:
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    This guy in my (standard roto ) league is hoarding 2B, he’s got Cano, Kinsler, Pedroia, Lawrie.
    You think I can swing a 1-1 for any of them with my Frazier? He’s currently playing Lamb at 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d only take Cano

  73. Oscar says:
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    Would you trade Marco Estrada for Ken Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  74. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    What you think of accepting Steven Wright for Sonny Gray?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  75. dem ribbies says:
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    who do you think has more upside long term?

    Dansby Swanson or Orlando Arcia?

  76. Oneeyedwillie says:
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    Ozuna, Kyle seager, Liriano for carrasco, Upton

    Ozuna, Kyle seager, Roark for carrasco, Upton, Franco

    Thanks! Enjoy the weekend

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Oneeyedwillie: The second one if at all, you’re trading for upside

  77. Jim says:
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    Trayce Thompson or Bour?
    Is it close?
    Thank you

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Jim: I’d want Bour, closeish

  78. greybot says:
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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I need to breathe. I just dropped Prince Fielder in a pretty casual league. For Adrian Gonzalez.

    (Fortunately either guy is stuck to the bench. Did I mention it’s a casual league?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Nice, greybot

  79. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h league

    Drafted Belt and have been enjoying the nice OBP all year but lately, that’s the only value he is providing with one home run and zero stolen bases in the past month. Tough part is, he has been my best obp guy, an area where my team has struggled with guys like Franco, Odor, Upton and Puig dragging me down. Anyways, continue holding Belt for the obp contribution or drop for one of these guys:

    Castellanos, Odubel, Carter, Krush, Beltran, Grichuk, Saunders, Thompson, Calhoun, Zimmerman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  80. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
    (1) UT: Polanco

    Who is going to score the most points at 2B this next week with Odor out?

    Next 7 Days (Hitter-Tron)
    Panik (17.0) @COL x3, @ATL x4
    LeMahieu (20.3) vs. SF x3, vs. CIN x4
    Castro (6.5) @TB x3, @TOR x3, @DET
    B. Phillips (19.8) @MIL x3, @COL x4
    Schoop (8.7) @CLE x3, vs. BOS x4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panik

  81. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I’m ashamed both are still on my team but do I drop Moore or Corbin for when Eduardo Rodriguez comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  82. Jim says:
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    Grey
    Trayce or Bour ROS?
    Is it close?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour, close

  83. mrbaseball says:
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    Can I send over both Michael Fulmer Det – SP and Eduardo Rodríguez Bos – SP to get Nick Castellanos Det – 3B in keeper league Do you like Fulmer he seems to strike out alot of players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cast

      • mrbaseball says:
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        TRADE WAS MADE – I got Adam Conley and Nick Castellanos back in return – thank you Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  84. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Drop A Wood for ERod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    My poor Matty Adams and his hurt back. Hopefully not a rotted schmotato.

    NL-Only H2H w/ OBP.

    D-Backs brought O’Brien up today.
    Is he worth a shot over Gennett? Gennett hasn’t done much since coming off the DL and sitting against lefties. Others available are J. Parker, C. Hernandez and Hazelbaker.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Scooter

  86. The Door Holder says:
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    Which side wins?

    Bryant

    for

    CarGon
    Trumbo
    Salazar

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

      • The Door Holder says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        What is charcoal juice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s awful

          • The Door Holder says:
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            @Grey:

            It sounds like what my uncle dranks while he is making his faumous beer can chiken.

            Lol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  87. From Beyond says:
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    10 Team League

    I shift these guys around and there’s always one bat on the bench — might want to drop one for a rotation arm?

    B. Belt, E. Suarez, Castellanos, K Davis, Valencia, W. Myers…

    Drop any of them for Roark or Taillon?

    Thanks! Appreciate every article here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Roark

  88. Moscowitz says:
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    What the FUCK is going on in Texas?! Why is Gallo sitting again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, guess they brought him up for bench depth

  89. danny almonte says:
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    Q for anyone……How many games does Gattis need at C to be eligible in Yahoo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5

  90. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: with E-rod coming off the DL, who do you least dislike as a DL stash? T Ross, Garrett Richards, Peralta, Ketel Marte or Domingo Santana?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  91. Reid says:
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    Recommending Sanchez against BOS tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: “oops” … (mad dash to yahoo roster screen!)

        What about Robbie Ray v SD?
        Conley @ Atl?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ray I’d start

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thank you! Moved him to the bench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Reid says:
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            @Grey: Final question on this Memorial Day weekend, of which I wish you a happy one, would you drop any of Aaron Sanchez, J Ross, McCullers, or Hill for Taillon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sanchez if shallower league (12 and under) Thanks, you too!

  92. Syllogism says:
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    HeyGrey –

    Well – Ugh on a stick. Looking like KC washout tonight.

    Anyhoosits …
    – 12 Team Redraft, HTH, Daily Transactions, 7×7 (+OBP|TB, +Holds|K/9)
    – Reserves: 5x DL, 5x NA (Minors/Uncontracted)
    – Roster – Hitting: 1x all positions except OF (x3) , + 1x Util
    – Roster – Pitching: 3 ea SP, “P”, RP

    Hitters
    1x C) Cervelli (and there is nothin’, but *nothin* else in da pool)
    1x 1B) Hosmer
    1x 2B) Kipper
    1x 3B) Sano (See Bench)
    1x SS) Seager
    3x OF) Yellich (DTD), Pence (DTD), Ozuna (See Bench)
    1x UT) (See Bench)
    Bench) HoPark (1B), Kang (SS/3B), Villar (SS/3B), Piscotty (1B/OF), Revere, Cain, Saunders
    ……DL) –
    …..NA) Trea Turner (2B), Arcia (SS)

    “Notable” batter FAs available:
    AJ Reed, Tomas, Lamb, Beltran, Nunez, KDavis, Guyer, MelUpJr, MAdams, Trayce, Reynolds, Orlando, Duvall, Morrison, Semien

    Pitching (including bench & streamers)
    SP) Sale, Arrieta, Salazar, Hendricks, Hammel, AaSanchez, Conley, Ray, Rourk, Tropeano
    RP) Chapman, Rodriguez
    DL) Ryu
    NA) Berrios, Glasnow, Taillon

    Need to rebalance my bench to reduce/increase hitters/pitchers by 2 or 3.

    Lately, I’ve been playing Park and Sano very selectively only – with very favourable matchups, or in place of s/one that is in worse matchup.

    I am anticipating that Ryu, Taillon and Turner to become active before end of June. I really like Ryu, but of the three, he’s the one that’s not necessarily and auto-keep/activate for me.

    1) With Yellich and Pence, the delicate flowers that they are, I’d not make my full trades/cuts all at once, but could you please rank the four least valuable hitters?
    2) I like a number of, but am not wild over any of the hitting FAs. Of the remaining (after cut-four) roster, which of my roster might you drop to pick up which FA?
    3) *Pitter-Patter* (the sound of regression-fairy feet). Do you see significant “no longer roster” drop-offs for Ozuna, Saunders, Villar, Piscotty? Recommend any as “sell-high”?
    4) Do you anticipate any meaningful uptick for HoPark? Sano?
    5) Drop Berrios to pick up AJ Reed? Roster Reed over either of HoPark? Sano (unlikely, but I can feel the Minnesota swing-and-a-miss breeze in Toronto)?
    6) (“Yes, there is an end, Martha”) … My ranking of my streamer/near-streamer SPs is …. Sanchez, Roark, Tropeano, (Taillon) … Conley, Ray … making Conley and Ray most droppable. Concur? Would you rank Taillon higher/lower?

    Way too many moving parts this week for me.

    Side question …. easier for you to break this sort of thing into more than one post?

    Mercy buckets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Park, Saunders, Kang 2. Davis over Saunders, but switch bench bats is like moving Titantic deck chairs… 4) Not really 5) Sure 6) Yes, Taillon is ranked higher

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: very, very helpful. Really appreciated. Thx.

  93. G says:
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    Hey Grey. I have upton, Pujols, Piscotty, Stroman, and Joe Ross as potential guys I’m comfortable using in a trade for Cargo. Was thinking of offering Pujols or Piscotty straight up for cargo. Or upton plus one of Ross or stroman for cargo. Would you do all of these and in what order? Any other configuration you’d offer? Thanks as always. Enjoy the long weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, Upton plus Stroman or Ross

  94. jay says:
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    @grey. Who would you drop for Taillion in a keeper league? Gallo, K. Hendricks, Gio, Hammel, or Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  95. Charlie Manuel says:
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    Grey, please consider posting positions next to the player names.

    Sank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ESPN? Yahoo? CBS? Fantrax?

  96. Nightpandas says:
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    Any thoughts on O’brien? He’s up. Could drop Tomlin for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he going to play? What position is he eligible at?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: Lf in yahoo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That does nothing for me outside of NL-Only

  97. Cram It says:
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    Welcome to NY, kid. LGM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  98. Grizza3569 says:
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    12 team, 5×5, h2h. Which side?

    Stanton, Cole and J. Guerra
    Or
    Just Dong, Yu and Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair though

  99. Knighttown says:
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    I’m trying to sort out my staff…who’s at the top in a 12 team daily 5×5. I have Salazar and Yu at the top obviously. Please rank the rest ROS.

    Velazquez, Nola, Rodon, Liriano, Tailion, Samardzja, Taijuan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Samard, Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  100. muskysmell says:
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    Tough assignment for a rookie debuting in New York on a Friday night, but Urias showing good poise…he’s gonna be all-world when he turns drinking age…. which is in 2 years lmao.

    In other news, Aaron Sanchez is looking FANTASTIC against the Boston Bombers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I’d have no idea because of MLB blackout… He looks good?

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Referring to Urias?
        He’s clearly got great stuff, you can tell. Mets got a few hit-em-where-they-ain’t and they batted him around a bit in the 1st but he looks mature beyond his years. It’s hard to believe he’s only 19!

        Aaron Sanchez looked as best he’s ever looked in the first 3 innings….then Xander got a hit and everything is turning to shit

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Urias, I’m blacked out on that… Thanks for the heads up!

        • Cram It says:
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          @muskysmell: We’re watching different games because his fastball and curveball look very pedestrian to me.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’ll be honest, wasn’t that impressed with highlights I saw

    • muskysmell says:
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      Wow, I may have jinxed it…sanchez unraveling before my eyes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doh

  101. David says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS where QS replaces wins: Taillon or Guerra? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  102. muskysmell says:
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    Grey, go to the MLBStreams subreddit on Reddit…you can catch any game on stream, even blackouts. I’m in LA and I’m enjoying the Dodgers game =D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh snap, thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @muskysmell: You mean the Mets game, son.

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Cram It:
        Nah, I’m a diehard Dodger fan so I said it right ;)

  103. Robert says:
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    Was Gallo called up to be a batboy? What’s the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I guess bench depth

  104. Billy beeen says:
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    Need to make a DL decision. Keep Desclfani or Severino or Leonys Martin. Keep two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, DeSclafani

  105. Schlitzy says:
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    With an outfield of Trout, Blackmon, JD Mar and KHris 1, is Heyward droppable for Taillon in 12 teamer where I need SP help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. amos otis says:
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    Coors Field scoreboard says we’re in a “weather delay.” I don’t think the heavy stuff’s gonna down for quite a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  107. Bipapi says:
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    Is ozuna ever going to cool off? What’s a reasonable average to expect ros..

    What level of a starter could I flip him for do you think? I need pitching with Harvey shitting the pot

    It’s a keeper league, ozuna at the minimum keeper price.

    • Bipapi says:
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      @Bipapi: I was thinking samardjiza or is that too steep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      .280… Carrasco?

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Bipapi: Quite a bit, he’s still young… Samardzija not enough

  108. Dirty it's says:
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    Koehler @braves, Miley vs twins, or Archie vs padres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  109. Biyambo says:
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    Which side?

    Franco/Archer/Estrada

    FOR

    Hamels/AJ Ramos/Mike Leake

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  110. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I said earlier the Gallo reminded me of a 2010 Smoak – I changed my mind, he reminds me of a 2009 Kyle Blanks. Super hyped power-potential that can’t stay above the Mendoza line.

  111. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Steven Matz and Starling Marte for Stanton and Jean Segura, who wins?

    thanks grey

    • Bipapi says:
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      @ryanoger: Matz/marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  112. Bipapi says:
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    How does archer give up a home run and it’s not earned? I think the best thing that can ever happen to a pitcher is an error at the beginning of the inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  113. Doiselltrout? says:
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    $49 trout, $12 liriano, $8 gausman for $40 Kershaw, $35 sale, $10 mcullers?

    Current rotation: kluber Harvey walker roark Salazar liriano gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale side, kinda insane trade

  114. TBone says:
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    Weekly lineup 6×6 with OBP, SLG; W-L, QS, K/9
    Side A: Greinke, Gausman, Sal Pérez
    Side B: Springer, Odorizzi, Gomes
    Fair trade? Close? Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  115. KillerB says:
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    @Grey – who would you rather have as backup MI for ROS (and to some extent beyond): Jose Reyes or Devon Travis? Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  116. muskysmell says:
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    Being sorely in need of pitching, I’m about to make a claim for Danny Duffy, his peripherals look amazing and he used to be a highly touted prospect.
    Post-post-post-post-hype? haha

    • muskysmell says:
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      Wow, I jinxed that one too didn’t I? Just gave up a grand salami as I said that…HAHA
      I’m on a roll :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has he gone more than 4 IP this year? I guess if he gets stretched out and continues to dominant

  117. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Who would you start tomorrow?
    Khris Davis vs. DET (Zimmermann) $12.1 or Adam Duvall @ MIL (Anderson) $15.4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  118. Rusty says:
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    Tulo is killing me, would you be ok with dropping him for: Villar, Trea, or Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir, also would you drop Aaron Sanchez for Talluon?

        • Mr. Snrub says:
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          @Rusty: I would

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  119. Jason says:
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    Grey, great stuff. Dynasty league. Would you trade profar for taillion?

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Jason: Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, bat over arm

  120. David says:
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    ROS, Just Dongs or Piscotty in an obp and slg league?

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @David: JD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  121. Muskysmell says:
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    Is matt shoemaker back to being a good pitcher?

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Muskysmell: For how long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  122. Johnc says:
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    My staff consists of Price, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Pom, J Ross. So not my strength. Am I correct that Harvey is worth a straight up trade for any of the last four guys? Seems like an easy “yes” but ???

    If the owner prefers a bat, would Odubel or Trea be enough to offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco and Price over Harvey…The rest straight up for him is fine

  123. Geo says:
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    Gattis (once he gains C eligibility), Grandal, Tommy Joseph, or Wieters? Best option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  124. KillerB says:
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    @grey — which 2 of these 4 do you like best ROS and beyond in a dynasty keeper: Travis shaw, Randall Grichuk, Michael Saunders and Jorge Soler? Have to start one of the two weekly. Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw, Soler

  125. NickinIthaca says:
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    Great write up as usual…. Anyone have thoughts on a trade proposed to me. 17 team Dynasty league. Roto league (salaries in parenthesis)…

    Aaron Hill (1)
    Pedro Alvarez (15)
    Nori Aoki (2)
    Yoan Moncada (9)

    for

    Danny Santana (1)
    Steven Souza (10)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada side

  126. Rusty Arms says:
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    Without seeing my roster cause it’s late and I’m to tired to type. I’m trying to trade for Thor and Encarnacian. I would be giving up Quintana. Carrasco and JBJ. It looks fair to me but I’m prejudice. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  127. Chemy says:
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    Should I trade Buxton for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. FrankGrimes says:
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    Drop Fielder for Bour?
    When u think Gattis finally
    Plays his fifth game at C?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @FrankGrimes: about every 4 days apart for the first 2, so probably another 10-11 days, this is for yahoo, good night i’m not even trying to figure out the espn requirements.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: 10 games at a position in espn.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: i know it’s 10, i’m saying since gattis is catching about 1/5 of all games i’m not trying to figure out how long till HOU plays 40 more games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where have you been?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Hella busy!
        Whats happening?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Missing you

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Awe boo I’m here now!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That makes me happy

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                Aushizz!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Au Shizz!

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

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

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances
    Bench: (Harvey, Hill, McCullers, A. Wood)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Available SP (% owned): Wacha, Ventura, Volquez, Kazmir, Iglesias*, Chen, T. Ross*, Latos, Fiers, Corbin, Rodon, McHugh, Conley, Bauer, Eickhoff, J. Gray, Guerra, Ryu*, Straily, Ray, Taillon, Shoemaker, Manaea…

    Okay Grey I am now down a streamer since adding Panik as my Odor replacement and I’m out of extra bench space. Considering the available pitching should I be dropping Wood for a streamer this weekend and for next week? I’ve still got a good lead in this week’s H2H points matchup (88 pts) and I have Salazar vs. BAL (21.5) and Walker vs. MIN (18.2) pitching for me this weekend. My opponent looks like he’s only got Syndergaard vs. LAD and Porcello @TOR left but can possibly still stream. I don’t want to take any chances on this big matchup and would still like to add to my season points total so should I use Wood’s spot or someone else’s to stream?

    IF yes…

    1) Is it worth streaming one of these two guys today?
    Chen @ATL (19.3)
    Miley vs. MIN (6.0)

    2) What about Tropeano vs. HOU (13.7) on Sunday?

    3) Should I start Hill vs. DET (0.2) on Sunday?

    4) Here are the starts for some pitchers I’ve got my eye on going into next week… I know it’s early and I still need to plan around the probable starts of my current rotation but do any of these guys have definite starts that I should be making sure I stream?

    A. Wood @CHN (1.6), vs. ATL (25.6)
    McHugh @ARI (5.8), vs. OAK (3.7)
    Guerra vs. STL (4.0), @PHI (15.5)
    Fiers vs. ARI (17.8)
    Shoemaker vs. DET (5.5)
    Miley @SD (4.6)
    Chen vs. PIT (2.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nope 2) Sure 3) Yeah 4) Shoemaker, Miley

  130. Yaomiiiing says:
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    Would you drop Realmuto for Gattis in a 12 team keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Nation says:
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    Dammit. Just finished up “The Path” after binge watching last two days.

    I feel for you having to wait a week in between episodes, BUT WHAT AM I GONNA DO FOR FIFTY WEEKS GREY?!

    Pauls character becomes the truth (is the truth?). This shizz has me all messed up man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unburden yourself

  132. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Reed supposedly pulled up lame at 2B last night. Maybe the hammy isn’t all that happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  133. What's a Drexl? says:
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    that’s funny yesterday closermonkey finally gets mentioned on site, pretty sure it’s never been mentioned here, i’ve talked about it with Smokey (esp since they are out of NY, like him), but never by direct name. been with them for about 3-4 years, wearing the shirt right when i read the name drop (which is odd, i don’t wear the shirt that often)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  134. Paradise paved says:
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    Would you drop happ or Joe smith for Jameson ? My other closers are melancon and casiilla

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  135. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Need some help. I had Pearce and Leonys Martin as my util and on the bench and I had street and box on the dl. Knowing I would cut a hitter to activate street (I am planning to hold box on the dl) I traded Pearce and street for rondon. This trade will process at noon Sunday. Since then Martin went on the dl. So I have no utility. I have read box should be activated Sunday or Monday. Once he is activated my roster will be locked and I can’t put in a request for a hitter from the 2 for 1 trade. So my question is do I gamble that box isn’t activated until Monday or my other option is I can cut taillon now. If I do cut him now I can put in a claim for him and a hitter prior to the trade processing and get two guys with box staying on the dl because the moves won’t involve dropping anyone since the 2 for 1 creates the second open bench spot. I have 66 of my 100 faab left. Thoughts?

    Hitters posey belt Russell Correa machado kang story j upton Harper parra Bryant Mazara Martin
    Starters j fer joe Ross Salazar Matz Nola McCullers rodon taillon
    Relievers colome dyson rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Taillon

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: how much would you bid on him to reacquire?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $6

  136. DancinHomer says:
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    Love the weekly buy & sell!

    Got a quick one for you, Grey;

    Better 2B for the rest of the year:

    N. Walker
    Baez

    6×6 (OPS + standard 5×5) 12-team, re-draft league

    Thanks in advance and cheers to a 3 day weekend!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  137. Big fudge says:
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    Which one do I drop to stash Tallion?

    Trayce Thompson

    Melvin Upton Jr.

    Jake lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trayce

  138. John says:
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    Looking at next week’s streaming options in a league with QS, HR Allowed, K’s, Wins, Losses, ERA and WHIP as cats. Leaning towards Tomlin. I can only pick one. Thoughts?
    Karns v. SD (Cashner)
    Tomlin v Texas (Lewis)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  139. Tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: Rodon or McCullers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  140. Geo says:
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    Follow up to a previous question. C. Seager, Aledmys Diaz, Belt, Franco, Pederson, Shaw, Mazara (preferably not Maz), Alex Wood, Gausman, Yordano, Corbin. What player/combo would be a reasonable offer for Archer? If he doesn’t wanna move Archer, same question for Matz. He’s expressed interest in Seager, Franco, Maz, and Belt in the past too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt or Franco for Matz or Archer

  141. #BlackmonMatters says:
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    Is Justin Upton droppable in a 12 team mixed league with only 5 bench spots? 6×6 ops and no mi or ci and only 3 ofs.

    Thanks

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @#BlackmonMatters: It’s at the point where you are in too deep with Upton. You know he will hit eventually. Do you really want him to go off for someone elses team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  142. smegma says:
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    drop pineda or rodon for jameson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  143. Andy says:
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    Drop any
    Grichuk
    Rasmus
    Upton j
    Upton bj

    For Khris Davis ?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Andy: Rasmus or Melvin, I’m guessing Melvin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  144. mrbaseball says:
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    Justin Bour Mia – 1B or Matt Adams StL – 1B –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  145. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Sit Moore today vs. NYY right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t own him

  146. J_Ceol says:
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    I’m last place in Ks in AL Only fighting for a top spot currently..

    My team looks like:
    C- J Castro
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Odor
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Nunez
    MI – Giavotella
    OF – Mookie Betts
    OF – Avasail Garcia
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Sano
    OF – Khris Davis
    DH – LoMorrison
    UTL – Cron
    UTL – Valbuena

    INJ – Ketel Marte
    Minors – Buxton
    Minors – DeShizz

    P – Quintana
    P – Tropeano
    P – Porcello
    P – C Rodon
    P – Ventura
    P – Shoemaker
    P – Gregerson
    P – Kimbrel
    P – DRobertson

    I’ve got an offer for JD Martinez, guy is trying to sell me Kluber and a hitter back for him. I think it would help gain some in my pitching, but feel like losing JD could hurt more than Kluber helps.. He has offered Devon Travis and Kluber, which I declined..

    If he gave Dickerson and Kluber would that be enough to deal JD? It is a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Would you move Greinke and Nola for Bumgarner in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. John says:
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    Please pick one:

    Nelson v Reds
    Trop. v Astros

    I have a sizable lead in wins, ERA in H2H but need strikeouts, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop

      • Johnc says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks…..Evoaldi just came available v Rays. Still Trop or is E on a hot streak????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trop

  149. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Kuma or Shields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

  150. Ozunaeatbasevall says:
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    Would you still tank upton> ozuna ROS?

    Ros is the rank upton>mazara>ozuna?

    Then for keeper purposes mazara>upton>ozuna?

    Trying to put my finger on these guys’ value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Maz, Ozuna, Upton…

  151. Moscowitz says:
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    Its really funny to see how people jump on guys like Urias and Berrios just in order to get disappointed but dont even think about going near a guy like Fulmer.

    However, my question is: Fulmer over Smyly ROS? Smyly didnt look good the last two outings and Fulmer has been impressive over his last two and the pedigree is there too. Its not like he is coming completely out of nowhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Smyly

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Moscowitz: he was projected to be likely bullpen pitcher, and ranked lower than both of those others, but it is somewhat surprising he isn’t added as much, i know i don’t have him since i had room for manaea when they both came up in the same few days earlier in year. and then he was dropped in a lot of spots since he was awful, and added by others before having more than 1 decent start in a row, so i still don’t have him anywhere, but would at this point.

  152. KillerB says:
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    @grey – last question. have to drop one in dynasty keeper, who don’t you keep: soler, Grichuk or Jose Reyes? I can hold 2 on the bench and have MI depth elsewhere with Rendon, Diaz, Tulo and Travis. Pls and thanks.

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @KillerB: Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  153. Pat says:
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    Yo, Grey!

    H2H 5X5 League

    Im giving up: Kluber, Franco,Odor, Souza, Andew Miller, Steven Wright, Madson, Addison Rusell

    I get: Correa, Carpenter, Britton Shelby Miller, Sonny Gray

    I need roster spots for guys coming back from DL, Carrassc, Yu,

    Plan on cutting Shelby. I have Travis and Panick for 2nd base. My SPs: Fernandez, Yu, G. Cole, Gausman, Carrasco, Kluber.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for you

  154. Steve says:
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    Buxton for Heyward, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  155. F'ING RAIN OUTS says:
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    In a 12 team h2h weekly points league would you drop or hold one of these guys for jamison …. my bottom of the roster players are danny valencia ( backing up longo also for me) , matt kemp, khris davis, gausman, tomlin, wacha. My starting OF is polanco, pence, ODB. my main starters are kershaw, syndenguard, lackey, tanaka and estrada with carrasco on the DL. who would you drop for jamision if anybody. Thx for your help grey. !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need 5 OFs if 3 OF league…. Davis

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: I suppose you are also of the belief I don’t need 8 OFs in a 5 OF league. Well, fortunately I could put Martin on the DL, so I’m down to 7.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Feels a bit excessive but I would never doubt you Vin

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Ha! That could hurt your credibility.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

  156. crushbombs says:
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    drop c carter for d valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  157. Ozunaeatbasevall says:
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    Keeper league transaction, can keep these guys forever…

    $13 ozuna, $11 liriano, $10 gausman, $10 Cody Allen for $25 Justin upton, $10 carrasco, $14 aroldis chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a question?

      • Ozunaeatbasevall says:
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        @Grey: yea what side would you want? I was thinking the upton side but his struggles concern me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  158. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got offered Blackmon, Dyson (rp), and Kennedy for Polanco and Berrios. What do you think?

    Polanco is breaking out of course, but he and Blackmon seem pretty comparable rest of season, except Blackmon will not have games played with his lineup spot and is a better bet to hit .290 (I need avg and runs). Dyson will help boost my save situation, currently Jeffress, Arodys, Gregerson.

    Thanks!

  159. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Can’t decide on a Monday streamer, please pick:

    Karns vs. SD (Cashner)

    Kennedy vs. TB (Andriese)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: On a sidenote: Are you and the missus headed to Palm Springs? I’ve only been there once. In desperate need of a beer, I wandered into a place called Sidewinders. Very unusual crowd. Lots of guys in leather, which I found rather strange considering they were in the desert. However, they were all very polite: several offered to push in my stool, even though I wasn’t sitting at the bar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha haha… We’re headed there now… I’ll have to look for that bar

  160. Jhonny Gnomes says:
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    rather have neil walker, rendon, or Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  161. Primetime says:
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    Matt Adams or Chris carter ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  162. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Drop Moore or Guerra to activate boxberger? I know you said you don’t own Moore so that’s what I’m thinking you’ll say but figured I’d check. Big thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  163. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey, just bumping this…

    Polanco + Berrios or Blackmon, Dyson, + Kennedy?

    12 team Weekly league, roto (regular stats)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  164. Chris says:
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    H2h points league

    Neil walker or Rougned odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  165. We're Out Of Room says:
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    Hey Grey, checking in from the OBX, enjoying a little beach time. But I do have a question or two for ya. Tallion is available in my league, as are both Bour and AJ Reed. My staff has been inconsistent, and my O has underperformed somewhat also. Would you make a drop or two and find a home for Tallion and Bour or Reed? If so who would be your drops and which 2 would you be adding? Thanks in advance…

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    Bench Maybin
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Chen
    Bench SP Pomeranz
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP McGee
    DL SP E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon over Maybin

      • We're Out Of Room says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it!

  166. muskysmell says:
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    Xander with the matinee Slam and Legs….damn, this dude is unreal.

    In other news, Jose Abreu is still shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed and sigh

  167. Dan says:
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    1) Would you take any of Shoemaker, Jon Gray, or Duffey over Corbin or Porcello?
    2) Jake Lamb or Brandon Drury?

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: I should note this is a QS league (no wins)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Shoemaker, Gray over Corbin and Porcello 2. Lamb

  168. Dirty it's says:
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    Drop Devin Travis for Duvall @colorado if your second baseman is schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  169. Carlos says:
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    Thoughts on Jose Abreu? I could really use some power from him right about now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s slumping

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s putting it mildly! Im about to set up a jobu-esque prayer circle complete with rum and everything for him. Maybe even spring for a real chicken. He’s my keeper in big money league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Carlos:
      I hear ya Carlos…this dude has killed me for two months. I didn’t bench him for one game the whole time so I got all of his glorious shittiness in its entirety.

      I’m probably gonna start him next week too lol…

  170. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Jays score off Chapman and Kimbrel this week. Russell Martin is alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  171. Dirty it's says:
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    Peavy @braves or Duffey @oakland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffey

  172. Tank1 says:
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    Would you deal Odor for deGrom to upgrade staff? I have Schoop as backups. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  173. Wywyz says:
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    Hey Grey! 2 quick ones:

    Shelby Miller was dropped in my league, worth a DL stash over Hundley, severino or Domingo?

    I am willing to drop both Manena and/or Corey Dickenson, either worth dropping for Orlando, Junior Guerra, Danny Santana, Tommy Joseph, Morrison or Bour?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Miller…. Guerra, Bour over the two you have

  174. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team OBP league. Been Ron Popeil’ing Marcus Semien since day one.

    Kind of curious if I should make the switch over to Jose Peraza instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  175. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS who u like? Duvall or Dickerson, how close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  176. Jerry says:
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    Grey, would you go Kemp or Kris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, likely tossup

  177. hankg says:
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    Trying to upgrade pitching – deal Cespedes and Ross for Kershaw and Piscotty? Thanks.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @hankg:

      I wouldn’t trade Cespedes even for Kershaw, so I’d say no…but if you trade him for any pitcher I guess it should be for Kid K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw there, but don’t see the other person doing it

  178. Nightpandas says:
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    Duvall, Valencia, Cruz….how would you rank these guys?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Nightpandas:
      That’s a good question…
      probably….
      Cruz, Valencia, Duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz, Val

  179. amos otis says:
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    Noah got screwed! #umpshow

    • muskysmell says:
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      @amos otis:
      whoa what happened? I just checked the boxscore…he get kicked out?

  180. Brett says:
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    Who do you prefer Gattis or Duval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  181. endershadow says:
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    12 team H2H dynasty 5×5. Could make playoffs but there are 2 dominant teams.

    Was offered Joe Ross for my Wade Davis. I need more, right? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need more

      • endershadow says:
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        @Grey: Ross and Osuna for Davis and Mcgee?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis side

  182. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Some bullpen numbers from today:
    Miami 6 ER/3 IP
    Boston 6 ER/2 IP
    White Sox 7 ER/3.2 IP
    Detroit 9 ER/3 IP
    Milwaukee 6 ER/4 IP
    Colorado 6 ER/4 IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I didn’t have any bullpen guys go yet!

  183. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Who’s the better play?
    Adam Duvall @ MIL (Nelson) $14.0
    Khris Davis vs. DET (Zimmermann) $12.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  184. Ain't nothing but a gangster Marte says:
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    Zobrist guy at the bar here. 12 team, 5×5 roto. I have Franco and Valencia so I’m thinking about trying to trade one. I imagine Franco would garner more interest. Would you be comfortable starting Valencia at 3B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  185. Ain't nothing but a gangster Marte says:
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    Zobrist guy at the bar here. 12 team, 5×5 roto. I have Franco and Valencia so thinking about moving one. I imagine Franco will garner more interest. Would you be comfortable starting Valencia at 3B ROS? Thanks

  186. muskysmell says:
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    I effing love this….
    Syndergaard throws behind Chase Utley, ump immediately ejects him.

    Next two ABs: SOLO HOMER, GRAND SLAM

    LOL…damn…that is epic level trolling by Chase Utley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  187. mr. west says:
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    Was offered Carrasco, A Rod and Trayce for my Drury, Madson and Rajai

    Have to take Carrasco right?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @mr. west:
      that’s a no-brainer…you get a useful player in Trayce too
      hit accept quickly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Carrasco

  188. The Great Knoche says:
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    Arrieta for Marte & Starlin

    Which side?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: My BA in this league is a whopping .242 and its a 10 Teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  189. Robert says:
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    Liriano for Adam Jones, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, it’s fair

  190. Brett says:
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    Grey

    What do you think are the odds profar stays up when odor returns? Do you think they would bench Moreland or prince to play him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could stay up, he won’t play

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

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

    Okay Grey back again to and it’s time to play “Pick the best starts!”Looking ahead to next week where I’ll be facing a team who has been scoring a lot lately so I need help trying to plan the best starts this week! I’m not going to worry about start limits right now as I know it’s early and matchups/SON aren’t necessarily set in stone but which starts should I definitely use this week in my H2H points matchup?

    5/30
    Harvey vs. CHA (20.6)
    McHugh @ARI (8.7)
    A. Wood @CHN (3.4)
    Guerra vs. STL (1.4)

    5/31
    Matz vs. CHA (18.8)
    McCullers @ARI (8.3)

    6/1
    Scherzer @PHI (48.9)
    Fiers vs. ARI (17.7)
    Shoemaker vs. DET (7.3)

    6/2
    Salazar vs. KC (19.5)
    Miley @SD (2.7)
    Chen vs. PIT (3.4)

    6/3
    Walker @TEX (-2.9)

    6/4
    A. Wood vs. ATL (25.6)
    Guerra @PHI (15.9)
    McHugh vs. OAK (4.7)
    Hill @HOU (3.5)

    6/5
    J. Gray @SD (18.8)
    McCullers vs. OAK (9.0)
    Harvey @MIA (0.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz vs. CHA (18.8)
      McCullers @ARI (8.3)
      Scherzer @PHI (48.9)
      Fiers vs. ARI (17.7)
      Shoemaker vs. DET (7.3)
      Salazar vs. KC (19.5)
      Miley @SD (2.7)
      Chen vs. PIT (3.4)
      Guerra @PHI (15.9)
      McHugh vs. OAK (4.7)
      Hill @HOU (3.5)
      J. Gray @SD (18.8)
      McCullers vs. OAK (9.0)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks! I’m guessing you think it’s best to take a wait and see approach with Harvey? I guess with so many other options I don’t really need to risk it right? If he looks good in his first start then maybe start him @MIA at the end of the week if I need the points?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bench Harvey for now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And yes maybe end of the week

  192. Tank1 says:
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    Best ROS: Schoop, N. Walker or Lemahieu? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  193. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    For holds. I know these guys guys are interchangeable but Siegrist or Diekman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Siegrist

  194. Will says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve got too many starting pitchers and so am looking to maximize my value. Currently, my lineup consists of Scherzer, Price, Cueto, Keuchel, Greinke, Darvish, and Verlander. Of this bunch, who would you recommend trading if I want to maximize value in other areas, like hitting?

    Thanks brother

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, Greinke, and Verlander

  195. Joeg414 says:
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    Polanco sitting today vs the lefty…M.Joyce playing…..he’s a lefty too

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Joeg414: Well I guess they need to sit Marte against lefties too, as his OPS vs. southpaws is over 200 points lower than Big Greg’s. Ditto Cutch because his OPS vs. lefties is over a hundred points lower than Polanco’s. I know these are small sample sizes, but Hurdle needs to quit treating him like he’s some sort of bizarro Ryan Raburn. The cat can rake.

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP:
        So true . He has played in 11 out of 12 games. So, I guess just a day off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridiculous

  196. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- hope all is well.

    (1) my RCL team is imploding in batting. Any of these schmohawks can be cut for hot bats: DJ LM, Dozier, BH Park, Drury?
    (2) different 12 team league, drop Semien for LoMo?
    (3) hold Colome? It’s a weekly league so I’d have to bench him if he’s not getting saves.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure, likely hold Dozier though 2) Meh 3) Lose

  197. Derrick says:
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    Currently have Mazara and Upton on the bench because my OF is Blackmon, JD Mart, Polanco and my Util is Frazier….move Mazara for Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  198. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy long weekend Grey!

    Would like to pick up Duvall for next week. Who’s the drop? Or hold? 12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP). 1 bench bat currently.

    KDavis
    Shaw
    Drury

    Eovaldi
    Kazmir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  199. Pete says:
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    Sit Pom today @ Arizona v. Bradley in 12 team roto w/W and QS? Stream says $-0.1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  200. Brett says:
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    12 team daily roto 6×6 extra categories are holds and ops

    My staff: J Fer, Salazar, matz, nola, joe ross, McCullers, Rodon, Taillon, Neris, Will Harris, Colome, Dyson, Rondon. DL: Boxberger.

    Would you rather have Taillon and Neris or Smyly and Box.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  201. The Great Knoche says:
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    Another one I’d appreciate your opinion on

    Arrieta (14)/Story(6)/Melky(6) for Cargon(27)/Polanco(14)/Lackey(6)

    10 Team Keeper w/ OBP. Salaries increase by $4 for next year.

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harriet side, it’s fair

  202. Derrick says:
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    Hurting for saves badly. Have Upton, Polanco, Mazara, JD Martinez and Blackmon all in the OF.

    Would you move Polanco for Salazar? Im going to see if he will throw in Jensen, but I doubt he will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        He did reject the trade and countered with Salazar straight up for Polanco. You still think I should pull the trigger here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, depends on needs

  203. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, beof or Martin? Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  204. Derrick says:
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    Where do you see Mazara being ranked next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 30 OFs

  205. hondo says:
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    Need to free up a spot for Street.Drop one of GausmanJason Hammel or Jimmy Nelson.

    Also-scoping Danny Duffy.Drop one of those for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, no on Duffy

  206. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like better ROS in Roto league: Aledmys Diaz or Jose Ramirez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  207. Primetime says:
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    Duvall or c carter?

    Erod comes off dl drop gausman Roark or odorrizzi?

  208. hondo says:
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    I’ve got to get down to 1 bench guy to open a streaming spot for next week. I’ve got Owings and Jose Ramirez filling the 2 roles of bench guy/starting SS.I’m worried about Ramirez losing playing time when Brantley gets back,if that’s an issue.
    My second bench guy is Travis Shaw and he’s batting in the heart of that insane offense,I think I have to keep him over those 2.He would be my only bench guy(I’d sub him in for matchups).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Ramirez

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: I made the question overly complicated,sorry.

        I’m taking 2 excellent utility guys and making 1 crappy SS out of them.
        Who do I keep as a semi-permanent SS,Owings or Ramirez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Owings

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: Thanks,Owings will get guaranteed mediocre AB’s,I don’t know why I just don’t accept it and say eff SS.
            My Ramos lottery ticket finally came in at C after all these years,so I can afford to write off a different position this year.
            Now if this Danny Duffy thing works out,well, that would just be swell.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya

  209. hondo says:
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    One more,and I know this is a disturbing question.Santana vs OAK or Bettis vs CIN tomorrow?I asked Stream-O-Nator,but it vomited in my face and I couldn’t read the screen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Ervin

  210. BIg Wave Dave says:
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    In a 6 categories league with OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB and Slugging as the categories, who would you pick up first off the waiver wire? Melvin Upton, Gattis, Tommy Joseph, Mike Napoli, and Matt Adams? My team primarily needs Runs, but I’m pretty set in every category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joseph

  211. Brian says:
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    16 team H2H dynasty. Can you rank these stashes that I’m considering adding to my minors roster? Or at least give top 3. I’m balancing between competing now and building for future so proximity isn’t everything to me. Jorge lopez, voth, kuhl, tyrell jenkins, senzatela, lively, eflin, Arizona cody reed, yoan lopez. Also would you stash Pete o’brien or tyler o’neill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask Ralph

  212. Dunedin says:
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    Doolittle got the save tonight instead of Madson… any chance Doolittle takes over as the primary option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like it’s already happened

  213. Johnc says:
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    Val for Odubel? Different type guys but I have lots of steals with Marte and Villar. Seems fair to me, you???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  214. Chris says:
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    H2H Points league:

    I have Eduardo Rodriguez on my DL and he is coming off on Tuesday. The bottom of my staff is:
    Liriano, Rodon, Taijuan Walker, Iwakuma and McCullers.

    Should I lose one to activate E-Rod or let E-Rod go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave him on your DL and see how he does

  215. Johnc says:
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    Leake or McCullers ROS or streamers in 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  216. Brett says:
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    adams or duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  217. Chris says:
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    Please rank RP’s for rest of season:

    Cishek, Boxberger (assuming health), Dyson

  218. Frankie says:
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    Sick advice. And I mean that in the sick dog that pukes on your rug kinda way. Sell on A-Gon, yeah pretty bad series he just had in NY. Buy on Urias, um maybe you were too all in? What do you think. And such a classless joke at his expense. Try having a mass removed from your face and see what you look like. And you don’t have the youth, talent or money to pull it off like Urias does.
    Retire, man. Your articles are kind of Bizarro World advice. Always the opposite of true.

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