I loved when Junior Lake homered the other day and, as he rounded first base, he held his finger to his lips, shushing the Marlins dugout, as if he was some kind of maniacal librarian.  The only disappointing thing from this whole encounter is no one wrote an article titled, “Junior Mince Words.”  It’s that kinda of braggadocio, WWE-type attitude that makes Grey’s man muscles tingly.  Baseball needs to shed its 1920s demeanor and get rowdy-bawdy.  If rowdy-bawdy means acting a fool, what the eff, go for it!  The game is losing fans and fans want crazy/stupid/cool.  Even in the conservative Japan, baseball players flip their bats like they’re cutting up an imaginary origami crane.  I say everyone needs to come up with their own home run trot and pitchers need to blow on their gun finger after a K.  As for Junior Lake, I’m a big fan outside of the theatrics.  He’s a 12-homer, 15-steal guy that should play most days until Soler returns.  I’ve added him everywhere I could.  After I added him, I shushed my hand on my mouse.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Lance McCullers – As we arrive at the end of the week, I like to reflect on the previous week and recount pitchers that pitched well, and hot schmotatoes that hot schmotatoed.  With that reflective, grateful state of mind, I’d also like to thank all of you.  Without you, this would not have been possible.  To think, that’s only with nine ads per page!  This blog game is almost as rewarding as when I got my name in the phone book!  I should also thank my father, who looks like he signed that check.  I’m now going to take Cougs out for a picnic with two packages of ramen!

Charlie Morton – Morton is a streamer, and I’d check the Stream-o-Nator for him.  With that said (reversal time!), I trust him vs. the Braves, contrary to the SON, and he has a decent following start.  I don’t usually like Morton though, but that story got lazy, so I rewrote the ending.  Manipulated the entry, now more user-friendly.

Tsuyoshi Wada – His peripherals look like sweet, sweet candy.  Grey looking at peripherals?  Wada know.

Kyle Hendricks – I just gave you my Kyle Hendricks fantasy.  I wrote it while watching Law squiggly line Order.

Taijuan Walker – I almost left Walker off this week’s buy, because I think he’s going to get rocked in his next start, and I feel like most people just look at the names and don’t read the blurbs, but I guess eff me.  Plus, they won’t read this either, so really eff em.  Eff em in their effin eff hole!

Tommy Milone – I just went over Milone this morning.  If you can get your pants on in the morning, you can find it.  “Hmm…” pondered the reader who is currently pantless.

Addison Reed – You ever own a potential closer and just know he’s going to explode with four earned runs in a third of a inning before even getting a save?  That’s how I feel about my stash of Reed.  Not to be confused with my mustache, that’s glorious.

Sergio Romo – Slow week for SAGNOF, and Romo gave up a run the other day, but Casilla has been as erratic as a former child star in their 20s, but not as erratic as a former child star in their 30s and more alive than most former child stars in their 40s.

Welington Castillo – To paraphrase Ghostface Killah, “All around the world today, the Castillo is the measure of a 2nd catcher in a two catcher league.   (Whoever got the Castillo got the candy, man!) A Castillo is one thousand grams of boeuf, it’s easy to remember.”

Ben Paulsen – I love Paulsen (in Coors)!  Of course, I love anyone in Coors (don’t you read your own parentheticals?).

Mark Reynolds – With Matt Adams’s BMI finally getting the best of him, Mini Donkey has been seeing everyday starts.  Hasn’t been all brays to Mini Donkey yet, but in deep leagues, you could do worst for your corner infidel.  How worse is the question.  And to be or not to be.  And how much is that doggie in the window.  Truth talk, Cougs is related to the guy that wrote “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?”  I’m related to a guy that once hung price tags on dogs in a window.

Jace Peterson – Has been hot schmotato’ing since you were in diapers, assuming you’ve been incontinent for the past two weeks.

Javier Baez – Some buzz buzz-buzz-buzzing around that Baez could be up soon.  His minor league numbers are saying that he’s corrected his strikeout problem, at least partially.  I would stash Baez, but the only problem is I have no idea where he’s going to play.  Outfield platoon with Lake and Coghlan?  Platoon with Russell?  Castro?  With Joe Maddon, all of that is possible.  Shoot (not you, Dick Cheney!), with Maddon, it’s possible Baez plays shortstop with Castro, but at-bats may be hard to come by for Baez.

Delino DeShields – I recently dropped DeShields in one league because he wasn’t getting enough steals to justify my love and La Isla Bonita, and I needed RBIs and power and, well, I guess what I’m saying is I wish I held him for when Josh Hamilton got hurt.  After Beltre returns, Gallo is likely to play in the outfield against righties, especially if he continues to whack dongs like he’s Caitlyn Jenner’s doctor, but DeShields should see time in the outfield, too.

Will Middlebrooks – Sandovals to the left of me, Maikels to the right, stuck Middlebrooks in my corner infidel slot with you.

Garrett Jones – He’s been hitting recently, and the Hitter-Tron loves him vs. righties.  Of course, the Hitter-Tron might also be thinking of its high school crush, Robot Jones.

Wilmer Flores – News of out Metco is they might trade for a shortstop because they absolutely hate Wilmer.  I’ve never seen an organization hate a player more since Steve Howe and the organization of drug-sniffing dogs.  Effin’ teamster dogs!

Gerardo Parra – Rice Suave should see everyday at-bats with Khris Davis tearing his menichus.  Parra offers light speed, power and runs, and if you say his last name while rolling your R’s, you sound like a Spanish cat.

Randal Grichuk – Has been in the lineup on most days, hitting fifth and Grichuk has been filling in on the 2nd power-play line for the Blues.

Billy Burns – That his ownership is still under 50% owned Burns me up like chlamydia.

Cameron Maybin – *waits, refreshes Braves Twitter feed*  Well, as of now, Maybin’s still playing and healthy.

Andre Ethier – I dislike this schmohawk more than you, I promise, but I would pick him up, Ethier way.

Adam Eaton – I looked at Eaton’s previous ten days on Monday and saw he hadn’t done anything that exciting, so I dropped him.  Then he started going off.  I’m like Mr. Magoo, but when I unsuspectingly walk up a scaffolding, I fall and break my femur.

Joey Butler – Every time he gets a hit, scream, “The Butler did it!”  But first grab him, pretending you have a Clue.

Steven Souza – He’s under 50% owned?  Are you people kidding me?  Tell me this is a joke.  He’s the Kazoo!  You know, the white man’s Mike Cameron.

Preston Tucker – Love how the Astros seem committed to making Tucker work.  The only teensy problem is he’s not exactly working.  I’m giving him through the weekend, then moving on.  You heard it here first!  Unless you also read Rassball, where I copy all my blurbs from some guy named Al Gaybright.

SELL

Prince Fielder – The last thing to return for a hitter is their power, said no one about a 325-pound man that resembles Chet in Weird Science after he’s turned into a pile of poop.   Right now, Fielder is hitting .358 with a .376 BABIP.  In what universe is he a .376 BABIP guy?  Maybe Andrelton knows the answer, but I have no idea.  All I know is Fielder is in the Milky Way galaxy — the chocolatey, nougaty, caramely Milky Way galaxy.  So the average drops what do we have left?  Well, he’s not hitting for much power, so I don’t know.  Maybe RBIs.  Wouldn’t count on him for much more than that.  I wouldn’t sell Fielder for Chris Kattan’s career, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Hey says:
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    I love you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muah!

  2. the tone ranger says:
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    heyyyyy love this weeks buy. love it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • the tone ranger says:
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      @the tone ranger: buying is the new selling and I just added lake in 2 leagues, thanks!

  3. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff like always. Need your opinion on a trade, AL Only keeper:

    Give: Nelson Cruz
    Get: David Price and Kole Calhoun

  4. Eddy says:
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    Good stuff Grey

    12 team 10 keeper league.

    Trade away Correa and Polanco for Marte and Salazar?

    Its a great deal I think but hesitant to lose out on Correa…

  5. Wilsonian says:
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    Baez can play 3rd. That’s the rumor I’ve been hearing. This would put Bryant in at LF,and keep Castro and Russell in their spots. Baez could then move around a bit and give some guys a breather if necessary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sounds like Chicago’s version of Alex Guerrero

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, but I think he’ll get his if he’s up. Maddon likes to move guys around, but he’ll probably still play 5 days a week. Maddon’s crazy, but he’s not crazy stupid like Mattingly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Wilsonian: like i thought right when i heard it, it hurts coghlan for sure.

    • Nuke Laloosh says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’ve heard the same. And as a Bryant owner in a dynasty who also owns Arenado and Machado I would love to see him get LF eligibility

  6. FuriousB says:
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    H2H 12-team league. Traded away Boxberger and B Hamilton for Strasburg – going for the ultimate buy low move here. Planning on picking up Billy Burns once trade goes through. Have Ramos, Gregerson, and Casilla on team as well so felt I could sacrifice the saves.

    Great writing as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent… Thanks!

  7. mzyptlk says:
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    Everyone who uses this site should now send at least2 daiquiris to Grey. In L.A that’s about 30 bux. Fkn do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @mzyptlk: that’s about $5.99 from where I’m from in So ILL.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Wilsonian: where at ,im originally from salem ill,around mt vernon,now im in louisville ky

        • Zeus says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: no wonder you have a drinking problem

        • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: there’s so many towns named Mount something in IL, yet they have not one mountain, nor really any hills either. it’s unseemly.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: Hey AL, sorry I missed this. I’m in Marion. I absolutely know where Salem and Mt. Vernon are. Just about 30-45 minutes from me.

  8. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    I know we all love Arenado but this guy is making it tough to turn down..

    Arenado + Bryce
    or
    Miggy, Ellsbury, Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy, it’s fair

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: Jackie tree horn treats objects like women. People put up trade questions so often without a frame of reference. A trade is only good if it helps the dynamic of your team. You can “lose” a trade and still help your team. Absolute value in a vacuum is like a bastard in a basket

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, but I don’t have the time to say put your team in the question for everyone

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: no doubt Im on my third beer on a summer Friday so I jut thought I’d point it out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

        • Jackie Treehorn says:
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          I always try to keep it brief because of the large amount of questions everyday. Some of these commenters make me wish Razzball had a character limit on posts. Anyway, getting basic “in a vacuum” answers from an expert like Grey is enough to at least assist in gauging most of my moves.. thanks Grey.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

        • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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          @Zeus: this is the main reason it’s so hard to legitimately veto a trade, esp in dynasties.

  9. Jay says:
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    So above all others if I can just add one hitter take the (pinkie to mouth) plunge with lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  10. Eric says:
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    ROS. Wada or Chavez? And drop Gallo or Chris carter? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez… Gallo

  11. Trev says:
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    Time to sell high on Joc yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

      • Trev says:
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        @Grey: Carrasco and Keuchel.

        • Zeus says:
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          @Trev: if you need pitching yes

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Trev: do you REALLY need the arms?

          People tend to forget that Joc was the #1 prospect in MiLB until Kris Bryant went batshit crazy. I think Joc is legit and has 30 HR power with at least 15 SB speed. I’m a huge fan.

          Kuechel is smoke and mirrors. He’s solid, but he’s no sub-2.00 ERA pitcher. Carrascon still doesn’t seem right after getting his shizz clocked.

          • Trev says:
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            @Wilsonian: I probably don’t REALLY need the arms. I’m 1st or 2nd in most hitting categories, and 3rd or 4th in all pitching categories.

            • Zeus says:
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              @Trev: do the trade if you think it will help your team. If not then don’t. Carasco probably will be better than he’s been and Keuchel will probably regress

              • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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                @Zeus: carrasco has already been getting gradually better, and i think really only had 1 or 2 bad games.

              • Winthrop says:
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                @Zeus:

                Carrasco has been lights out two starts in a row. He hasn’t even pitched poorly yet. That defense behind him is atrocious. It’s like he’s pitching against MLB teams with a high school defense behind him.

  12. The JoGarza says:
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    Been playing Yan Gomes since his return and he’s been a sack of shit, even by the low standards I apply to catchers. Wieters was just activated. Which of the two do you like? 12-team OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Wieters

  13. Nyjacobs says:
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    is fielder/archer paying too much for miggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, it’s fair

  14. FuriousB says:
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    ROS SP: Miguel Gonzalez, Hector Santiago, Wada, Brandon Morrow, and Jesse Hahn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada

  15. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league. Jason Grilli is on waivers (already have 3 closers – Uehara, Soria and Allen). I have 3 guys rotating in for my IF spot – Napoli, Lind and A. Russell. I also have 2 Catchers (it is a one catcher league) with Grandal and Hundley. Would you drop Napoli, Lind or Hundley to pick up Grilli or should I stay put?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  16. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Did I ever tell you there is a great medi-t place on the way to palm springs across the street from a good vape shop. They have the killer white garlic sauce, delicious lamb kabobs , bomb ass kebbeh, and some homemade wonderful….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, but I can’t eat garlic right now… I’m on a low FODMAP diet, Google it

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: do you have IBS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          High liver enzymes and the doctor doesn’t know why… Getting old basically

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: interesting. 40 is the new 60

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s the subtitle of my autobiography!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we need to get you more polyester to wear around

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My striped pants aren’t enough?

      • @Grey: No more sugar.
        Lemon water in the morning, told you this before. Lemonade not good enough. Add some cayenne pepper to it if you can take it. Also add medium chains, like coconut oil.
        Good luck friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not Master Cleansing!

          • @Grey: you’re right…the stomach pains aren’t that bad…and neither is pulling rocks out of your pee hole…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, just use tweezers!

              • @Grey: I do have Master’s in Yoga pants…but this is just simple science…you’re so stubborn

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t like lemon water/cayenne… I have grown fond of a ginger shot

  17. Zeus says:
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    Thanks for the sell on Mccutchen. Appreciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Zeus: he still has like 3 steals and i’m pretty sure he said to sell for like 85-90 cents on dollar by name value. what did you get?

  18. PK says:
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    That check made me cackle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • PK says:
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        @Grey: Every year, my apartment’s rental company sends me a check for interest earned on my security deposit: It’s always for $0.01

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  19. Harper is a Cyborg says:
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    Josh Reddick for Noah Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Reddick

  20. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Souza is the white man’s Mike Cameron..and Cameron Maybin is the black man’s Michael Cuddyer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  21. Relsh says:
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    Right when I started feeling so vindicated for drafting Prince….

    Trade Travis D’Arnaud for Jeff Samardzija in a 6×6 12 team h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  22. Scott says:
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    Do you love Justin Bour in Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  23. mzyptlk says:
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    I sent the daquiris now go get drunk ya big galoot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  24. Keith Law says:
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    Gray, I need your fatherly advice. Can I drop Moustakas for Hendricks in a keeper league? I do need SP, and have Machado, Tomas, and Gallo. But I’m just scared Moustakas completely breaksout and goes on a mad power surge or something. Just tell me if it’s okay, or if Tomas is the drop here? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it

  25. ROB says:
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    Is it time to sell Tanaka high? Was offered Ventura and Tomas for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sell him

  26. colonel Angus says:
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    Why is Starlin Castro such a bag of dicks? I keep waiting for him to break out but he doesn’t seem interested. I made him available in my league and the only bite I got was a swap of him for Andrus, an even bigger bag of dicks. What to do, what to do??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold there

    • Winthrop says:
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      @colonel Angus:

      Try flipping him for Xander. I did about two weeks ago and it’s been way better owning the X-Man.

  27. MICHAEL MCCANDLESS says:
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    Drop ploufe for lake/paulsen…do you prefer lake or paulsen? would you even do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  28. Scott says:
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    mini-Donkey or Plouffe for Corner Infidel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  29. Hern says:
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    Souza, Burns, or Butler?

    I need to pick one up until Ellsbury is healthy. My outfield currently looks like:
    B Hamilton, Pence, Reddick, Betts., Cain.

    Thanks!

    • Zeus says:
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      @Hern: looks like you don’t need speed. Pick up power

      • Hern says:
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        @Zeus: thank you!

    • PK says:
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      @Hern: Souza

      • Hern says:
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        @PK: thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  30. Randall says:
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    I’m a wealth manager if you need any help investing that windfall. Would recommend diversifying so you don’t risk losing it all on one bad investment.

    • Zeus says:
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      @Randall: I would diversify your bonds nigga

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Randall!

  31. PK says:
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    Looking for a 1B to fill in for a while, as Ortiz tries to remember what hitting a baseball feels like.

    Paulsen, Cuddyer, Lind, Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @PK: looks like a shallow league if those 4 are available,id go paulson now but ride the hot hand a while

  32. Natty Boh says:
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    You dropped DeShields and I just traded him in a 14 team league for Jay Bruce. *Savvy owners need not apply*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: im riding that ass till they wont play him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  33. Jim says:
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    Gallo or Paulsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  34. Derrick says:
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    Lake or Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  35. Fireball Feliz says:
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    What do you think about Rusney Grey? Worth droping to stream Fiers? I’m ready to give up on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold Rusney

  36. The Great Knoche says:
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    Healthy Maybin = top 100 on player rater at end year. Book it.

    Not the healthy part.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  37. Sick McNasty says:
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    Just dropped Prince for Lake! Thanks for the advice bro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: lol i hope he was joking

  38. Zeus says:
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    His name was Ben Paulsen. His name was Ben Paulsen. And he was played by Meatloaf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Scott says:
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      @Zeus: in the movie Gangs of New York

  39. fastfrog says:
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    Thoughts on Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  40. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Grey, I haven’t hand much time to comment lately, but I wanted to say, not only thank you for the articles, but thank you for responding to comments (super quickly I might add) and the time it takes to dedicate yourself to nearly 1,000 comments per day on responding to questions on my “fourth starter” and catcher questions, etc. Your being so interactive with you readership speaks volumes to your dedication and character. Being a FC on Razzball, it is fun to feel part of an online community (especially when the internet can be so creepy). I wish you nothing but the best! Cheers Buddy and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, have a good one too!

      • tentyme says:
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        @Grey: I’m with greys sports almanac 100% on this one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  41. yan can cook says:
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    thinking about cutting bait on billy hamilton in my 12 team 5×5 w/obp. i’m in dead last on obp. i have an offer of on the table for two of eaton, span, or fowler. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Eaton, Fowler

  42. trigger cut says:
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    Please rank these turds ROS: Rubby, Taijuan, Jimmy Nelson

    Also, I second Gray’s Sports Almanac’s comments above.

    • trigger cut says:
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      @trigger cut: Sorry, please also add Folty to the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Walker, Rubby

  43. Yager says:
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    Which side…. Side A: A. Gordon, A. Gose, C. Hamels, Side B: W. Meyers, C. Bucholz, A. Miller?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

      • Yager says:
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        Thanks! I will be the one snagging Hamels. Oh, and I did read the captions. I concur with Effin em in their effin eff hole!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  44. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Does ANYONE have any reason to turn this trade down? What about Miggy’s ankle and Ellsbury’s knee?

    Give: Harper, Arenado
    Get: Miggy, Ellsbury, Scherzer, Burns

  45. dk says:
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    Ever since Yordano got suspended, he’s had zero emotion on the mound. It’s like Yost gave him the One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest treatment while he was out. Why are they trying to suppress the characters?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @dk: yordano was acting like a psychotic nutjob before that.

  46. Grey, Sports Almanac summed it up. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  47. Mark says:
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    I own Wacha in a year long points league. Can you name some trade targets I might try to move him for to extract maximum value before he starts to regress?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo?

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey:

        I already own him actually! But I see the ballpark…

        How about SP?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester-ish?

  48. cubs says:
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    Drop Hamilton ?

  49. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Last week I made the mistake/best decision of my life and clicked ‘notify me of followup comments via e-mail.’ I just wanted to give my opinion which is you are a legend not only responding to everyone’s friday comments but actively responding to every post throughout the weekend. Im sure you know this but you (and Rudy (and the rest of the Razzball staff)) are the reason why Razzball is so great.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! No problem…

  50. The Big Yabu says:
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    Who do you like at Middle Infidel: Alexei, Andrelton, or Neil Walker?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None really… Alexei

  51. Gareth says:
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    Start or sit Kazmir in his first start back @ Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  52. Gareth says:
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    Franko @ home v’s Lincecum

    or

    Zimmerman @ home v’s Wada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  53. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Gareth: correct counting, good work.

  54. fish says:
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    Undercover Brother is a highly under rated movie.

    • JT says:
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      @fish: Should I use my entire free agent budget to pick up Pat Venditte? He should lead the league in IP right because you never have to take him out for an unfavorable matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is

  55. KarlJ says:
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    ROS of the season who would you prefer in a non keeper
    1. Harvey or Bryant

    2. Harvey or Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant, Frazier

  56. ERad says:
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    Super Terrific Happy Hour checks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  57. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Just a quick random observation, over the last few years, I have dropped players going on fraternal paternal leave thinking they would be distracted for a short bit upon returning and their numbers might suffer. HOWEVER, while I haven’t much but anecdotal evidence to support this claim, I have noticed the contrary to typically be true. I don’t know if its a stronger desire to provide for the family or what, but I think players typically play well after returning from leave to have a baybay (except when guys get cut while they are away – I’m looking at you Mr. purple evolutionist). Watch the king of Sagnof in the next week as he is back from paternal leave, I am projecting strong numbers (or at least I am betting on it)……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, interesting

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gray’s Sports Almanac: or maybe the slightly more obvious fact that they just got done having 1-3 days off. another thing with this, does anybody know anybody that aren’t baseball players that need a whole 3 days off to hang out with their wives after having a baby? I’ve never heard of this outside of professional athletes.

  58. Kevin says:
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    if wada does well drop him for bolsinger all day right? if u had to choose who would u start and why, Carlos martinez @ LAD or Cueto sunday @ SD? normally id go cueto all day but the injury and cmart 20 scoreless causes reason for concern. Thx guys and love the middlebrooks reference lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Bolsinger… I’d start Cueto

      • Kevin says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey will be looking for your next post. thinking about dropping preston tucker for franco any thoughts? going to have to watch reservoir dogs now haha going to be all over this wada start i might watch live on MLB.tv

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice… I’d go Franco

  59. TJ says:
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    Dangling Carlos Correa in a keeper league. He wouldn’t be one of my end-of-year keepers, and I figure I can sell him pretty high with the hype right before his call-up.
    What sort of SP return should I be expecting for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe around Arrieta?

    • SICK McNASTY says:
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      @TJ:

      How long is keeper league? Keep forever? If so, I’d think strongly about keeping Correa….

  60. Dynamite Dan says:
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    4 wiffle ball questions for you Grey

    1. Best SS Stash and Hold – Baez, Correa, Lindor
    2. Best SS to roster until (Insert Answer of #1) is called up – Peterson, Kang, Simmons, Semien, Bogaerts, Flores
    3. Best Closer stash C Smith, Soriano, Romo
    4. Best 2 OF pickup – Eaton, Jones, Maybin, Deshields, Jackson, Fowler, Butler, Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Correa 2. Xander 3. Romo 4. Eaton, Fowler

  61. Chris says:
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    Hello grey,

    I have Javier Baez in my NA spot.
    When he’s called up, is Jimmy Rollins droppable (my current SS)?

    thanks, have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you too!

  62. Crock says:
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    Pujols/S.Castro or Ellsbury/Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols, it’s fair

  63. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Last one Grey thanks for all the replies!

    Altuve, Arenado
    or
    Miggy, Ellsbury, Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  64. KSS says:
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    Who’s the add Fowler or Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  65. Tony Starks says:
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    Prince has the 13th highest slg % in the league, slg .30 above his career avg, a strong .195 ISO, top 25 in both overall batted ball distance and home run/fly ball distance, and is playing is a extreme hitter park. How does not constitute no power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Texas isn’t an extreme hitters’ park

      • Tony Starks says:
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        109 park factor for HR as L, second highest overall park factor after Coors…[email protected]Grey:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  66. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sbs, runs, avg. looking for braun insurance in case his thumb isnt better next week. who do you like between paulsen, leonys and lake?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  67. SwaggerJackers says:
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    “I wouldn’t sell Fielder for Chris Kattan’s career, but I would explore options.”

    I love it! Funny stuff buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  68. the badger says:
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    Assuming C Correa gets called up sooner rather than later who would you rather have the ROS in order?

    Correa, xander, b Crawford

    Thanks

    • the badger says:
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      @the badger:

      I guess you could put Baez into this conversation as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  69. Mike says:
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    While getting excited about Correa, I dropped Rusney Castillo. I also dropped Mikael Franco and now he’s heating up a bit. To make a spot for either..I would probably have to drop either Lenoys Martin or Chase Headly. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley for Franco

  70. Miles says:
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    Start leonys vs volquez or Bruce vs ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  71. I am the Walrus says:
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    Just flipped Gallo for Dickerson. How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid in redraft

  72. DonnieB says:
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    Which of the following would you drop? One of my three catchers in a two catcher league? I have Norris,Vogt and Gomes. Or do I drop a pitcher among Cashner,Ventura,K-Rod or Casilla. Need to drop one of the seven.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Gomes

  73. The Talent Show says:
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    Colabello, grichuk or lake? 5×5 h2h, 12team. It is a keeper if that sways the thinkin. Thx Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Talent Show: i have all three in a 16 teamer. not keeper though.

  74. jacks says:
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    Deshields at 2b would be super sweet. It’s where he played in minors, so I’m not dreaming off a cliff. He has 1 game there so far. Mgr. said they aren’t playing him there because they don’t want to overburden him yet, but with the jammed OF and crappy production from their 2B spot, I think he gets his 5 games there by AS break latest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

  75. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    WTF! now ortiz and panda are platooners! jesus, and one of them is being benched for de aza! he’s been worse than either of those this season. since i already have heyward in too many of the same leagues that i have ortiz and/or panda (esp panda) i’m in trouble for at bats going forward if this sticks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  76. jacks says:
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    Per the comment above, I just got you two LA daiquiris. Encourage everyone to do the same. That’s my third year of buying you drinks Grey, about time you buy me a championship :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man!

      • jacks says:
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        @Grey: Np, I know you gotta keep the cougar in kibbles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s hard to please (except in the bedroom — whew!)

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, currently starting pujols at my dh and looking to upgrade at pitcher. pujols for archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  78. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff. I’m thinking of offering Stras and Heyward to get back Springer, what do you think? H2H points league and I’m weak at OF. I’m loaded at SP with Scherzer, Cole, Carrasco and Salazar. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  79. Green monstah says:
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    Happpppy Friday from the New England! I hope you reward yourself to a cold beverage this weekend!

    In a h2h pts weekly lock league who would you add for next week & maybe beyond:
    Billy burns, stash Carlos correa, yasmany Tomas (3b/OF), junior lake, Jean segura, , Chris Carter (DH/1b), middlebrooks & steve Souza.

    Which two start pitcher would you recommend for week 10?

    Nathan Karns (vs Angels & Santiago. Start 2 vs white sox & sale.)

    Anthony DeScalfani (vs Phillies & harrang,, start 2 @ cubbies & Lester)

    Lance McCullers (@ white sox & sale ,, start 2 vs Mariners & taijuan Walker .)

    Rubby de la rosa (@ Dodgers & bolsinger,, start 2 @SF & Heston.)

    CJ Wilson (@TB & Karns , start 2 is vs OAK & sonny Gray.)

    Mike Bolsinger (vs d-backs & ruuuby, start 2 @ SD & James shields.)

    Thanks grey ! I’ll have a beer for you !

    What would your beer power rankings be out of these:

    Sam Adams, Guinness, Bud Light, Curious Traveler Shandy, Blue Moon & Harpoon IPA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I don’t drink beer though… Souza… McCullers’s starts look tasty

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Green monstah: funny you left bud light in there, it’s like having cano ranked along with harper/goldy/a-gon right now, cano makes a LOT of money, but not comparable to that group in value.

  80. Ron Cey You Do says:
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    How come you have such short reponses to questions but are funny as can be when you write columns. Seems like 2 different people writing, 1 does the column , 1 the responses. Long time reader first time writer.

    • Ron Cey You Do says:
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      btw, best fantasy column, information and writing there is out there. Wish CBS was 10 percent as helpful.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab d’Arnaud, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle!

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Ron Cey You Do: My guess would be 1 or two columns a day versus hundreds upon hundreds of comments to answer. And they all get answered. Only so much time in a day.

      • Ron Cey You Do says:
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        it wasnt a complaint at all and I should have stated that you do answer everybody right away which nobody does anymore. Just was an observation more than anything. The advice is so good on this site I actually get some people in our league telling me to stop telling the new managers about the site because the advice and info is to good, they said to direct them to CBS or ESPN for thier bad advice instead.

        • Ron Cey You Do says:
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          oops one last thing. Brandon Phillips or Cano going foward?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Cano

        • jacks says:
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          @Ron Cey You Do: Yeah, I;ve been reading Razzball for 3 years and change and have kept it a secret from everyone in my league.

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @Ron Cey You Do: That’s cool, didn’t really think you were complaining. Just figured I’d throw out a likely answer to your question.

  81. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Looks like Howie Kendrick is hurt, and frankly he doesn’t sound too optimistic. Any chance either Rollins or Seager can play second? I’m assuming since they clearly hate Guerrero theres at least a chance he’s not first in line.

    If you’re looking for an organization that hated a player more than the Mets hate Wilmer, how about the way Colorado hated Eric Young Jr? Now that was a blind hatred. 25+ steal season? Check. 300+ AVG season? Check. 340+ OBP season? Double check! Yet somehow in 5(!) seasons the Rockies never once managed to give him even 200 AB?!?! How is that even possible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d think Alex would play 2nd, but who knows what Mattingly’s doing… Oh, totally, and EY was just released by the Braves… No one likes Young… Except the fantasy community

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: anti def league got them to make sure kike gets at bats over the much better guerrero.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  82. Kap says:
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    Ortiz was dropped in my league (12 team h2h) — would you be looking to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  83. jal179 says:
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    Plan to stash Correa for at least 2 weeks in the NA slot then make a decision.

    For all the bloody hype I heard over Addison Russell I’ll refrain from labelling Correa too soon.

    That said, why isn’t Alcides running? Yost change in philosophy? Age? Gout?

    Going forward in a 10 teamer redraft, Alcides or Correa at SS? Any idea where Correa might bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not sure… Wrong cleat size? I’d take Alcides until Correa’s up… Not sure

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        If CC sits in like the 7 hole I dont fore the value that many on here are projecting but who knows

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He won’t stay in the 7 hole if he hits

  84. Primetime says:
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    Grey, what side you like?

    Bauer and a Gordon for kazmir and Trumbo?

    Roster
    Martin
    Fielder
    Pedoria
    Arena do
    Hanley
    Brantley
    Choo
    Pence
    Duda

    Hosmer
    Lamieju
    Gallo
    Cargo
    Gordon
    Napoli

    Kershaw
    Salazar
    Chavez
    Bolsinger
    Bauer

    Statusbyrg
    Folty
    Darvish
    Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  85. Spammer Jay says:
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    Yo Grey,

    My virtual world collided with my real world yesterday. So I’m at the farmers market and my kid says, “hey look dad there’s that sauce you like”. I asked they guy at the booth, if Grey’s sweet stash meant anything to him. Sure enough it was commentator ‘Lucky Dog’ selling his hot sauce! We had a laugh about Christmas and man muscles and I bought some more sauce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap, seriously? That’s insane, you people are getting together without me?

  86. Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help? says:
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    Grey

    If I was Guerrero I would ask to be traded… What does he have to lose? Dodgers will never win with Donny (I don’t know) baseball any more. What’s with all the dumb skippers these days. ?

    Mattingly is in Fred Gonzalez club

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Completely

  87. Seth$ says:
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    Did I catch an Atmosphere verse in there? “I don’t usually like Morton though, but that story got lazy, so I rewrote the ending. Manipulated the entry, now more user-friendly.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  88. TarmanGotHim says:
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    You loooove the Marlins. lol.

    Reddick, Pedro Alvarez, or Alex Guerrero ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  89. Uehii says:
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    D arnaud or wieters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  90. Mike says:
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    Bolsinger, Kennedy, Volquez, Iwakuma

    Can you let me know the best 2 ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma, Kennedy

  91. D says:
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    Who to Pick up for last bench spot? Fowler, Lake, Burns, Colabello, Parades,leonys,Gose,Laroche, Eaton, Ajax,Ethier, Guerrero, Freese, Tori Hunter, Maybin,Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BUrns

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: was that a Mr.Burns’ BOO urns? or just a typo?

  92. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    getting a bit worried about wada, so far 4 XBH in 3 innings, only 3 out of 16 batters faced got out in a manner that’s good for wada (groundout/pop out/K), they’re making very good contact (even desmond has 2 hits already). But in this 14 team H2H there’s only these for streaming: hughes/sports bureau/vogel/idriselba/buehrle/vargas/colome/AA ron sanchez. I guess hold here, but i don’t know. 5 moves per week and i get a weird sort of antsy when i don’t use all 5, often i use them too early. good news is i’m facing weaver/kazmir/timmy and i have a chance at a shutout with how his ratios have ballooned in last 40 or so minutes.

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome: e-jax better get this one out. whip’s already pretty ugly, but ERA could stand to take some relief. i’m guessing wada moves into streamer land in every league after this one now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a mess tonight, doesn’t look good at all

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: SON likes the next one, but he’s certainly not getting added by anybody else if i drop, and either add again or wait and see. in this one league here, (i have wada in like 5 or so) i have 6 starts for next two days in 3 spots per day, so i don’t have any pitcher needed openings (but SON doesn’t like hendrick’s @ WAS in a few days either), might just wait and see to grab a batty call to fill in for off days for next couple of days. still like wada over nelson? in another league i have those two as my weakest starters and will likely either stream both or drop one and stream the other spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nelson wasn’t good last time either, depends on their next matchup

          • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Grey: wada’s got him beat there, by SON.

            • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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              @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome: at least in the money league (above), opp’s gibson/timmy/ross/weaver/kazmir have destroyed his whip/era lead, and unlike me with wada, he had not solid preweek base to sustain a bad start or 4. pretty ugly when timmy is your 2nd best starter out of 5 on the day. he’ll get 2 wins maybe though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d prolly lean Wada again then

  93. Hawks Fan says:
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    Drop Molina for Weiters? Weekly points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your article. That’s great.

    Who in your buy are good to be owned for long term?
    Lake (I got Soler in DL, so replacement), J Butler, Eaton, Souza, Parra, Burns

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Eaton, Burns

  95. OKC says:
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    Was offered Dickerson for McCullers. I need SP and my offense is strong, but is this something I should do anyway? Redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  96. Greyismyhero says:
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    Jay MF Bruce…..Effin Strasburg,……..AND NOW…..Tsuyoshi GO F Yourself Wada!!!

    I still have my Mary at my side though…All is well….

    Have a great weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you too!

  97. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Greetings from the Gary Coleman Invitational Golf Tourney!

    Is Liriano / Ross too much to give up for Hamels (and Wada). ….QS keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Bit much

  98. herschel says:
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    Giancarlo in Colorado gives my man muscles some extra flex…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: flex zone.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @herschel: pretty scary what he’s doing considering he’s playing scared as mentioned round here lately. If that goes away i’ll stop getting these ridiculous low ball offers for stanton in 4 dynasties.

      • herschel says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: yeah, havent watched a ton of him live, so hard for me to say, but i dont see giancarlo as being the “scared” type. i think there may be some adjustment with the mask, but guessing that will come as the season goes on. even if he doesnt, ill gladly take the 50+ hr/140+ RBI pace hes currently on with the .230 avg.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @herschel: i was basing that on what’s been mentioned on here, by Grey and others, i haven’t seen much of him either.

  99. Mike says:
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    12 team H2H…5 outfielders.

    I want to deal one of these outfielders for a decent starter. Who do you think I should look to move?

    JD Martinez
    Choo
    Carlos Gomez
    Cargo
    Cain
    Billy Hamilton
    Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  100. slew says:
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    Pat Venditte is on the mound.!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • slew says:
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        @Grey: That was SO badass.
        found this nugget – Vs. Venditte in Triple A this year: RHH – .208/.318/.306 LHH – .095/.136/.095

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, didn’t think he looked that good… Hanley looked so confused!

          • slew says:
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            @Grey: Nah, just the first person that I’ve seen throw like that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too!

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @slew: now i finally see why anybody cares about this guy, both handed, nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like a batting practice pitcher from both sides

  101. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    nice going PIT, with marte doing pretty badly lately they promote him to 2 hole, and he gets 2 BB’s and a homer. good faith in your young players. Sooooo many managers do the opposite (see BOS, where ortiz/panda benched and one of them so that de aza gets at bats)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: and they stopped screwing around with polanco too, and he’s been taking hella walks.

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: SON doesnt seem to have any love to volquez, but hes quietly putting together a pretty nice season. regression fairies making an appearance soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I wouldn’t trust Edinson except in the right matchup

  103. Sange76 says:
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    Asking around……
    12 team h2h points keeper
    Sitting in 4th at 5-3 right now(should be 6-2, lost by a point on a cheesy stat correction one week, but I digress)

    Got offered his Tanaka for my Teixeira.
    Countered with his Tanaka for my C. Santana and Hutchison.
    Good counter? And, if that fails, should I accept Tex for Tanaka?

    Relevant players are pujols, texeira and Santana for 1b (Seager and Y. Thomas at 3rd)
    Staff is Sherzer, Richards, Arrieta, wood, cashner, Hutchison….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near Tanaka

  104. Big League Choo says:
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    12 tm Qs/OPS lg

    Kluber/Cargo Rockies or

    Bauer/Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  105. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Hey Grey-

    If you’ve got your man muscles why aren’t you closing for the M’s yet? (sorry to the many people I’m sure have already said this – I just got done with work and haven’t had time to read the comments yet).

    I picked up Walker for his last start based on SoN. If I’m reading your blurb correctly, you’re saying buy (or hold in my case), but don’t start this next time around?

    Thanks as always and enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d leave him on my bench, yeah… You too!

  106. Iron Shiek says:
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    Grey-
    I love the WWE jolt reference that you insist baseball needs. That Lake Moon Shot was a majestic shot that made him salivate like Pavlov’s dogs! I wish Lake would’ve thrown a few fish in the cross-faced chicken wing and then given them all a neck breaker (to soften them up) followed by a DDT aka Jake style. Camer-ra mahn…. zuum in!!! The villains were classic…Shiek, Snake, Honkey Tonk, Ravishing Rick (that is your avatar is it not?), Million Dollar, Macho (early career), Razor. Sorry, you took me back to the glory days in the mid 80s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha, nice! Ravishing Rick!

  107. tentyme says:
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    This prolly a lil late tonight but id figured id try an run it by you anyways in a 12 team H2H weekly points AL / NL league would you A: drop colome for Trevor May ? and B : drop Yunel escobar who has been the 5th best SS in my league for Segura? lil worried about his wrist.. thx for the help !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do both moves, yeah

  108. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    some rube that announces STL games just called arenado an “unknown” MLB player. Cardinal nation is led by some of the “best” uneducated baseball fans in the world

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: this same rube in the same paragraph both accused teams of bring players up too quickly (referencing joc’s K rate and that players that come up too often don’t have good idea of the MLB strike zone (which could be valid)) and then says if CUBS miss the playoffs by a couple of games will look silly since they left Bryant down to get the extra year of control. These guys seriously don’t hear the things coming out of their own mouths.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  109. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey, which side u got? Harvey/Hanley/Siemen or Trout/Harper? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  110. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, great post!

    My Votto for his Calhoun/Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sale

  111. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    cespedes or trumbo ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  112. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    That Ghostface reference just made me go dust off the Fish scale CD, props.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great album!

  113. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    can you do a top 10 ranked dumbest managers?

    1. Sociapath cause i feel like he’s the original
    2. Mattingly
    3. Walt
    4. Lloyd christmas
    5. Freddie Gonz
    6. Jennings
    7. Cash
    8. ventura
    9.
    what was the team you were mad at that put their Best SP rookie in as RP and then he got hurt?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @someone pissed in my alphabet soup: that’s BAL’s manager with gausman. matheny screws up, but he’s not top 2 worst. freddie and dumb christmas should be higher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice list… Don’t forget the guy in Texas that no one knows that won’t start Delino at 2nd base every day

  114. FrankGrimes says:
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    Ozuna or Avisail ROS?

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @FrankGrimes: that one has gone back and forth so many times, last year i had to trade one of them in dynasty and the sell was avisail, but that was back before ozuna’s GB rate (50% last year) caught up to his homers (or lack thereof)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  115. NIno B says:
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    Would you trade Belt and Chavez for Cashner? Hamels? If so which do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Hamels it’s okay, not great

  116. JB says:
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    adam lind or pablo sndoval

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  117. ebudz says:
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    Thanks again for the trade advice earlier Grey! In about 14 hours I’ll be a proud Mike Trout owner!

    Question of who to start tomorrow in that same points league with the following pitching scoring:
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    I think I already know the answer but want some reassurance…
    1. Start or sit Chavez @BOS (-11.1)
    2. Start or sit Hutch vs. HOU (22.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Hutch, sit Chavez

  118. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    it might not’ve meant much when jepsen went with boxy tired, but it surely does when he goes again with boxy not tired.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: stash jepsen even if we have 4/4 of slots filled with existing closers? cecil/ax/perkins/familia. i got wada to drop and not much to do with that roster spot for a few days likely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, stash him

  119. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    now rotoworld has made it’s line in the sand to christmas, we’ll see if it means anything at all.
    “McClendon doesn’t have anyone else he wants to go into the ninth, but Rodney has really left him with no choice”. i’m guessing this idiot just views stuff like that as a challenge, like keeping himself employed in MLB should be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  120. Shagging Balls says:
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    If I could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, I’d definitely choose living. But after that, you’d be on that list (along with Jon Glazer, Dave Grohl, my dad, etc.) curious to hear other commenters’ list. But thanks for all you do, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d like to have dinner with Reggie Jackson

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Shagging Balls: same person i asked daryl strawberry about (i’m almost related to him now, one of my godfather’s daughters is married to him) when i first met him, matt groening. I was all, “wow, daryl strawberry, what’s it like to actually meet matt groening!”

  121. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m in a 12 team, h2h, too many cats to list, very competitive league. This is my team.

    C – Wilson Ramos
    1B – Mark Teixeira
    2B – Jose Altuve
    3B – Evan Longoria
    SS – Alcides Escobar
    MI – Maikel Franco
    OF – Jose Bautista
    OF – Adam Jones
    OF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util – Steven Souza
    Util – Albert Pujols
    Bench – Jay Bruce
    Bench – Chase Headley
    DL – Wil Myers
    DL – Victor Martinez
    DL – Travid d’Arnaud

    SP – Garrit Jones
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    RP – Drew Storen
    RP – John Axford
    P – Dellin Betances
    P – Michael Pineda
    P – Tyson Ross
    Bench – Chase Anderson
    Bench – Lance McCullers
    Bench – Mike Foltynewicz
    DL – Sean Doolittle

    I’ll drop Headley when V-Mart comes back and Ramos for d’Arnaud. Not sure who I’ll drop when Myers comes back. Might need to make a trade. It would’ve been Franco, but he’s been hot, so it makes it harder.

    Would you drop any of my pitchers for Eovaldi, Walker, Hendricks or Fiers?

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: probably folty for fiers, it’s gonna be somebody for fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely Bruce for Myers… Folty for Fiers

  122. Sam says:
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    Was just offered my choice of Zimmermann/Richards/Ross and Dickerson (straight to the DL to free up spot for Rendon) for Chavez and Blackmon. Any thoughts on who I should go with and whether I win this trade or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

      • Sam says:
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        That was my initial thought, then he offered Zim/Rich/Ross, A Jones and Dickerson for Chavez, Blackmon and Rendon. Still hold or does some version of that work in your opinion? I’m a bit skeptical.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Jones, Zim

          • Sam says:
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            Thanks man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  123. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    tucker still has over an 800 OPS, i’m guessing only till end of weekend applies mostly to 12 teamers, he’s hitting 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  124. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    In a 12-team OPS league, is Sandoval droppable? I just got Rendon back to play 3B since I have Wong at 2B, and I also have Yosmani Tomas as my backup 3B.

    I’m looking at this as an immediate move to pick-up a hot schmotato before I get Myers, Dickerson and Soler all back from the DL and would inevitably have to cut someone (most likely Pablo), My only other option to drop would be Ben Paulsen.

    Appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval is, yeah

  125. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Alex Guerrero or Souza and pick up Segura for utility/bench spot?

    • Fish says:
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      @Adam:

      Hell no, especially on dropping Souza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex

  126. Adam says:
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    McCullers or Rodon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  127. Adam says:
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    Would u drop boxberger to pick up K Rod(Milw)
    Or pick up Jensen or Carson smith?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, K-Rod

  128. Pete says:
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    Are we still using Melky in OBP and OBPS formats or searching for alternatives?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: Like Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alternatives

  129. Andrew says:
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    14 Team H2H Keeper League

    Can keep players forever with no restrictions

    C-Norris
    1B-Miggy
    2B-Wong
    SS-Simmons
    3rd-Donaldson
    MI-Panik
    CI-Paulsen
    OF-McCutchen
    OF-Pence
    OF-CarGo
    OF-Gose
    Util-Uribe

    SP- Cole, BumG, Samardzija, Fiers, Quintana, Hahn, Warren, Elias
    RP- Kimbrel, Storen, Casilla

    Would you trade BumG/Casilla for Upton? Or would that leave my pitching too short handed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  130. I am the Walrus says:
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    1. Rodon for Buccholtz?
    2. Rodon for Ventura?
    3. for Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch…Ventura…Noah

  131. WalleyWorld says:
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    dynasty league. trade trevor bauer and andrew miller for wong? i have russell and lawrie @2nd, castro at SS. Also have Moore coming back soon as a possible replacement to Bauer in my rotation. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, it’s fair

  132. thomas says:
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    Jay Bruce and Rondon for David Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  133. Razzball Junkie says:
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    Hey Grey! Happy to see your answering questions this beautiful Saturday morning. I’m struggling with what to do and hope you can help. 12 team, H2H w/ OPS instead of Ave.

    1. Need to drop one to move Weiters up on my roster. Who should go?
    2. RP not good. Worried Rodney will lose role. Drop a second player to pick up Carson Smith? If yes, who?

    C: empty
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Arenado
    OF: Jones
    OF: J Upton
    OF: Souza
    Util: Hosmer
    Util: Duda
    BN: Ozuna
    DL: Weiters
    DL: D’Arnaud
    SP: Kluber, Lester, Salazar, Bucholz, S Miller, Fiers, Syndergard, Quintana, Samardzija
    RP: Perkins, Rodney, Axford, Tolleson

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Quintana 2. Nope

      • Razzball Junkie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!! Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Razzball Junkie: get the finger ready though in case rodney is demoted.

  134. henncoop says:
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    Got a trade offer that seems pretty fair but need a wise 2nd opinion. Also not sure if it really helps my team. 12 Team roto where you keep 18 players each year.
    His Souza & Hutchinson for my Fiers & Polanco??
    Thanks Mr Grey …hope your weekend is going well

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: Looking a bit closer he is currently in 1st while I am 3rd although the top teams are very tightly grouped. I have the lead in SBs & he is right behind me & just behind me a bit in BA. So I could see the trade helping him but since we keep these players & I could always find some cheap speed … I want to just look at the big picture of overall value in a keeper situation as well as fairness & benefit for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  135. Yariel says:
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    I was offered his Ian Desmond for my Burnett and Familia. It would leave me with Gregorson and Casillas as closers. I currently have Tulo at ss. Is it good value? I would look to flip him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  136. nick the dick says:
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    I don’t know about Wellington, man. Sometimes I catch the kid going hand to hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  137. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: despite his recent string of solid starts, can’t start c-mart at Coors next week right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  138. Adam says:
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    Pedro Alvarez or Lind ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  139. Viv Savage says:
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    Can’t keep Bumgarner after this year in H2H points league, being offered J. Zimmerman & Pollock for Bum & Dickerson. Would you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  140. J-FOH says:
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    Braun Dong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he this week’s creeper?

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: haha, he is JB’s creeper every week.

        Billy Burns this week, who was 10% when I started writing then the night before release he was 13% and is now at 59%. He was definitely a creep to own player

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burns was owned in like 85% of RCL leagues when you wrote that

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: not all of our readers play RCL’s, actually a lot don’t or at least the questions lead me to that conclusions. My parameters are ESPN leagues like I was told on day one.

  141. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey. Hope your weekend is going well so far.

    I’d like to get another solid arm for my team. NL-Only H2H 5×5 keeper league with OBP instead of AVG. $280 Cap Auction. I have Dickerson at $4. He’ll adjust to around $14 next year. What type of arm do you think I could get for him? Am I crazy to think I could land Cole ($21)?

    Would I be giving too much away to land Lester, Lynn, Hamels, or JZimm? Hamels is the only one that I might value as a keeper ($24), but that’s only if he stays in the NL. There’s a huge risk dealing for him and I don’t think I could do that.

    Looking at my team, should I hold and ride the storm with a great offense (if Dickerson and Myers come back strong), or should I take some risk out of the equation and get an arm for Dickerson?

    Also, there is someone looking for S in our league and I was thinking of offering Melancon for Prado. Worth losing some S for a utility player? I was thinking of picking up Carter Capps as another RP.

    Ca Pena
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Flores
    3B Bryant
    SS Kang
    INF Franco
    OF Pollock
    OF Myers
    OF Guerrero
    OF Lake
    Util. Bour
    Bench Dickerson

    CL Chapman
    CL Melancon
    RP Ziegler
    RP Romo
    SP Shields
    SP Arrieta
    SP Garza
    SP Hendricks
    SP Heston
    B W. Peralta
    B STREAMER/Capps ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy to get Cole, depends what Cole’s owner thinks… Lester or the rest of those guys sound fine… Prado deal isn’t good

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you use the free B spot to stash K.Johnson/Gennett or roll with Capps?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Capps

          • Pugs&Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Figured. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  142. Kutty says:
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    Fantasy baseball for fantasy baseballers like me
    would never compare to fantasy baseball where
    fantasy baseballers don’t have a grey mustache to see

    or is it read?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  143. Lane Meyers says:
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    NL-Only 5×5 Keeper League

    Been offered Cole Hamels ($21) for my Adam Lind ($22). Both are eligible to be kept next year at the prices. Normally a no-brainer I’d say… but since it’s NL-only I’d lose Hamels if he gets traded to the AL.

    Worth the risk? Or shop around for a not as good of a pitcher who’s less likely to get traded to AL?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels

  144. SamYo says:
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    Hi Grey, going forward, would you rather have Salazar or Bauer? And, what type of OF could I target with them?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar… Maybe Joc if someone thinks they’re selling high? Maybe yoenis?

  145. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    I give
    Giancarlo Stanton

    for

    his Greinke + Michael Brantley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  146. Wilson says:
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    Martin or Wieters for ROS?
    Perez or Wieters for ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin… Perez

  147. That dude says:
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    14 team dynasty: should I send Daniel Norris for J.P. Crawford and Mark Appel? Will Appel ever figure it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  148. What's a Drexl? says:
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    right when i was about to bitch about price’s low K’s he goes and hits up 7 in a row. i’d buy that for a dollar! benching maybin for lake or tucker last 3 days not working out though, maybin goes 8/14 with 4 runs/4 RBI’s/ 2 steals and 8 bases on bench, tucker/lake go 0/11 with no counters in that roster spot. Now i’ll go back to maybin, but hopefully whoever i bench doesn’t do better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… Maybin’s on my bench too

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: besides missing those two games back at start of week/end of last week he’s been great. Lake did homer or stole in thursday’s game, when maybin was off that day.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: wow, i should bitch about price more often, after i whined about the baserunners and K’s, he faces 17 more batters, gets 18 outs (2 double plays), with 9 K’s, 7 in a row, with 1 baserunner total , a walk.

  149. hondo says:
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    Hittertron said Rosario.At first,I doubted.Against a RHP I wondered?My tortured mind considered the thumb of Wilson Ramos and the fact that he had a day game today.Someone had to eat the first oyster,so last night, I clicked(after I double checked to make sure I was dropping and adding the right WiRa/o’s)

    Like an early Christian,I was rewarded(in the good way,not all dead and stuff way).

    Thank you,oh shiny metal prognosticator.Now,off to read some William Burroughs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  150. Des says:
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    Ian Desmond going to turn it around? Is he worth trying to buy low from impatient owner in keeper league? Currently have Segura and Castro, Correa waiting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell him weeks ago

  151. What's a Drexl? says:
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    if i don’t need any more starters in a H2H league for tomorrow (i’ll be able to bench all pitchers and win every pitching category except losses, if opp plays cueto he could tie those, but he shouldn’t, he’s down too much in K’s and ratios, and drawing dead in wins), but very well might need a bat since it’ll be sunday and i’m barely winning OBP/total bases/hits, this is pitching staff. Is hendricks (SON don’t like tomorrow, didn’t like wada, and we saw what happened to wada)
    wada/hendricks/price/c.anderson/hammel/liriano/burnett/a.wood/fiers/syndergaard.
    free agent pitchers are elias/AA ron sanchez/porcello/miley/hughes/vogel. i’m guessing this is hendricks, since SON likes both wada/hendricks next starts (not counting hendricks tomorrow) and wada’s next one is sooner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: drop hendricks before wada to grab a bat for tomorrow? and should that bat be
        2. lawrie or his name is paulsen. also have panda and i’m seeing that he’s a drop for some people (once i even read for his name is paulsen), but this is a 14 teamer, and i’m still worried he’ll be grabbed if i drop him, and those raters really really like him. Of course if he keeps getting benched for holt or de aza it won’t matter and i’ll have to drop him anyway.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: other options would be middlebrooks/b.butler/j.peterson/canha/moreland/alonso. i’m starting franco now, and would need an RBI (like i thought panda would be) for panda’s spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Hendricks… Paulsen

  152. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Pedro Alvarez to pick up Matt kemp or segura?
    Both are on waivers
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  153. Dommattingly says:
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    Wada, Chavez, Chase, Hendricks, Happ, or Taijuan ROS?!

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly: meant to add Chi Chi as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  154. Dommattingly says:
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    Also, about sick of R Zimmerman…drop for Ozuna or Carter?? Hold?! What’s a term for a super undesirable Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  155. Robert says:
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    Grey, hope you’re still checking in. Correa about to get called up, maybe. Correa, Bogaerts, Segura, A. Escobar going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  156. greg says:
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    My offense is so putrid it’s not funny…..

    C: Gomes
    1b: Miggy
    2b: Betts
    SS: Desmond
    3B: Longoria
    OF: Calhoun, Springer, Yellich, Collabello
    BN: Harrison, Gallo, Paredes

    1) I’m dropping Paredes and probably Gallo….who would you grab? Maybin, Lake, Paulsen, JButler, Brandon PHillips, Eaton, AJackson are available.

    2) Yellich, Eaton, Jackson ROS? Overall value.

    3) Would you grab Strop if you needed saves? Uncler what they are doing there, but it seems Rondon is on the ropes.

    Thanks

    Greg

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @greg: yelich is def first in #2. jepsen might be better buy than strop currently.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: wow, just checked strop and rondon have the exact same FIP, at 3.16.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Lake

  157. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    in a 12 team league where everybody has 6-8 SP who is my first dropped streamer now: j.garcia (he’s getting better and SON loves him)/c.anderson/mchugh? enough moves per week to stream one a day or so. H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  158. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    leone’s in, rotoworld’s line in the sand did it. i’m guessing rank is now leone/jepsen/strop. We still keeping cecil over strop and carson though i’d think, yes?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: nevermind, in that one jepsen and smith are owned, only strop’s around, and there’s no way cecil is behind him. cecil’s been good, just bad luck getting few opps. i meant carson smith, not leone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Cecil

  159. Pete says:
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    H2H league with OPS, AVG, Hits, Runs, HR, RBI, and SB with only 2 moves per week. I think it’s time to possibly drop the following guys:
    -Melky
    -A. Garcia
    -Zobrist
    -Span

    The following are available:
    -Ozuna
    -Maybin
    -Eaton
    -L. Martin

    Note I’m very weak at speed, but it’s only 1 of 7 categories.

    What 1 move do I make this week with my remaining add, and what do I look to do with my 2 moves next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky, Zo…Eaton, Leonys

  160. greg says:
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    One more question: Wieters or Gomes ROS? I have Gomes, but ….

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @greg: this was answered wieters above to somebody else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  161. Running Frog says:
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    This isn’t really a question, but how ludicrous was Rizzo’s May?

    On his non-HRs, he had:

    15 singles, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 12 BB, and 6 HBP… and only scored FOUR runs.

    44 times on base, 11 of those in scoring position (not even counting his 3 SBs) and the guys behind him could only knock him in 4 times the whole month. 4 out of 44…

    Meanwhile Fowler becomes what has to be the first guy in history to score 21 runs with less than 20 hits in a month…

    Sorry for the statistical diarrhea, but you’re one of the only guys I know who might appreciate it.

    Thanks for all you do, Grey. You make my year of suffering with no baseball in Changchun, China a whole lot easier to bear. Keep being awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad to bring sunshine to Changchun

  162. Kevin says:
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    If a good recipe is required my go to, Bobby Flay,
    To dominate your league, consult the GREAT GREY!!

    12 team H2H

    Do I drop any for Lance McCullers – Samardzija, Hendricks, E. Rodríguez, McHugh

    also are all of those listed pitchers streamers or should I hold on to any long term?

    Thanks brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Samardzija, Hendricks can be streamers

  163. tank1 says:
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    Would you deal A. Miller and Samardzjia for Lester? Thanks

    • tank1 says:
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      @tank1: Or would you prefer the same deal for Salazar? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • rank 1 says:
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        @Grey: taGrey, thanks so much. Just to confirm would you prefer Lester or Salazar? Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  164. Paul says:
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    Marte and Carlos Martinez for G Cole and Howie Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  165. I am the Walrus says:
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    Noah or Buccholtz? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a toss up

  166. Ron says:
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    Start or Sit McHugh at Toronto today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Ron: too good to drop, too bad lately to play. plus @ TOR isn’t good matchup. i think we’re past the 12 days of cortisone with bautista, but they keep on giving. I got him and E5 in my money league and i’m hoping for a 2nd 12 (or preferably 100) days of cortisone with E5.

  167. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Got some Sunday Questions for yah.

    Weekly Sunday Night Auction pick up 12 team 5 x 5

    1. Somebody dropped Heyward. Is he a priority add over Eaton, Maybin and Lake?
    2. Limited roster space. Do I try to trade Vogt or Wieters?
    3. My pitching staff is in shambles. Which 1 or 2 SON hated bum(s) do I drop?
    -Chase Anderson (@SF vs Bumgar), Roark(@Mil vs Garza), Karns (LA vs Santiago, Cha vs Sale)
    4. Which 3 studs do I pick up?
    – Folty (vs SD, @NYM), ChiChi Gonzo (@Oak), J Garcia (vs KC), R Ray (@LAD),
    C Morton (vs Mil), Vogelsong (vsAri), T Wada (Cin)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Over Lake 2. Wieters 3. Anderson 4. Folty, Ray, Garcia

  168. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey top 3 from, Siemen, Fowler, Harrison, Maybin, Segura? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, Segura, Fowler

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: who’s the 3rd?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @AJ: that’s a weird F up there, harrison i would think, or maybe maybin.

  169. ichirosan says:
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    20 man H2H dynasty league where we can keep 20 players every year based on a tiered system.

    I’m contending but somewhat hurting at SP, and have been offered Matt Harvey for Byron Buxton and Chi Chi González. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harvey

  170. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Last question of the day

    I have Correa sitting on my bench.

    Are any of Semien, Flores or Peterson worth picking up over Simmons? Or should I save my limited weekly waiver and use it on pitching.

    Thanks Grey. Have a swell Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace, you too!

  171. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Whom do you like more ROS: Salazar of J.Hammel?

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:

      That’s obviously Salazar OR J.Hammel, unless Jhammel is a country I’m unaware of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  172. Jay says:
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    Joey butler or eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  173. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Number 1 fan here,

    Do you like chi chi Gonzalez more than Kyle Hendricks in a standard 5×5 cat 10 man h2h league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  174. Cohen says:
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    Grey, A.Wood or Noah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  175. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Cespedes and Alex wood for kluber who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, it’s fair

  176. Wilsonian says:
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    Gotta toss out my whole roster with this to see what you think. We keep 5. 1 player is kept forever until we trade them or toss them back into the pool. 4 guys are kept for 2 years total before they go back into the pool.

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo (1 year left)
    2B – Wong
    3B – Miggy (1 year left)
    SS – Xander
    IF – Kipnis
    OF – Jones (Franchise)
    OF – Joc
    OF – Moss
    OF – Souza
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL – Burns
    BN – Duda
    BN – Longo
    DL – Myers
    DL – Dickerson
    N/A – Correa

    SP – Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Archer, A.Wood, Chavez, Odorizzi, McHugh
    RP – Miller, Soria, Tolleson, Ramos, Ziegler

    I was offered Springer and Arrieta for Miggy and A.Wood. What do you think? I would then have Springer for 2 years. I’m not sure if I like it, but I’m intrigued. What do you think?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s totally fair, I’d hold

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: alright. I like it, seemed fair to me, but wasn’t sure if it really made sense for my team now.

  177. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. i don’t have great match ups next week. need to start three of the following (todays starts have shaken my confidence in a few of them). who do you like?

    carrasco @ det (17.5)
    fiers vs was (22.2)
    c mart @ col (-12.8)
    ross @ atl (9.1)
    samardzija @ tb (16.2)
    a wood @ nym (16.3)
    volquez @ min (-9.8)

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with SON

  178. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Zobrist or bogie ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  179. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Franco or Tomas ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  180. FrankGrimes says:
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    Cookie continues to disappoint me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        finish daredevil yet?
        I watch ep8 last night
        imo best one so far

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just watched the 8th episode last night too! Hey, were you behind my couch?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            didn’t you see the vape clouds?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Honestly, thought it was me! Why didn’t you say hello?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                didnt want to startle Cougs

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I appreciate that!

                  • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                    @Grey: true detective back the 21st apparently

  181. slew says:
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    The Tribe optioned Ramirez to Columbus. Lindor time??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: still hold bogaerts over lindor if called up, right, i’m thinking so, unless maybe badly in need of steals over other things.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d go Xander

  182. Ravishing says:
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    “Cut the music!”
    What I’d like right now is for all the fat, sweaty, out of shape losers to pipe down while I take my robe off, and show the ladies what real man looks like.”

    Grey-I need a third outfielder to go with Trout and Clutch. Soler has screwed me this year and now I have a reason to replace him. Billy Burns or Torii Hunter??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha..Burns

  183. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    pts league. delino (2.7 pts per game over season), tucker (losing playing time, 2.2), or revere (not losing playing time like the report said a bit back, 2.6)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  184. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey top 3 from, Siemen, Fowler, Harrison, Maybin, Segura? Whos your 3rd? You gave me Fowler/Segura, Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  185. Swfcdan says:
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    Strop still the add over Motte? Guessing just rested today.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Swfcdan: motte isn’t over rondon nor strop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a committee

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Wouldn’t be too sure when you watch Motte throwing smoke like that. Used to be elite…

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Swfcdan: hasn’t he lost like 5 MPH or more since back then though, and he never had a 2nd pitch.

  186. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    Just accepted a deal where I get Bryant and G Richards for Harvey Correa
    I had another offer where I would get Frazier and Lackey for Harvey Beltre

    1. Did I do ok and would I have been better off with deal #2? It’s a non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @KarlJ: great trade and the one you did is better. this is partially since i don’t believe lackey is that close to richards.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: plus i would think Beltre’s ROS value higher than somebody not even up yet in correa.

  187. Swfcdan says:
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    Even when my team stinks this week I edge a matchup 5.5. – 4.5 . Man, gotta love H2H. Must be my year at last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  188. locos says:
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    Grey, Zach Walters called up, not Lindor..

    Who would you rather on that is on the DL Corbin or Moore?

    And Boxberger not the closer anymore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh… Corbin…Boxberger is hurt, Jepsen is closer for now

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @locos: other people have been answered corbin there. sites claim committee since boxy’s velo is down, but i’m guessing if jepsen keeps it up it’s his.

  189. locos says:
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    Grey,

    Another question.. what side?

    Seager/Peralta for C Santana/Tehran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  190. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team h2H dynasty with OPS/holds/QS/hits/K per 9. right when i needed a RF some twit drops souza. have to have at least 3 BN bats out of 4 BN spots. this results in very good streamers for a 14 team league.
    d’arnaud (in active slot since he’s back soon and i wanted to hold both werth/byrd)
    lind
    altuve
    c.davis
    segura
    LF delino
    CF marte
    RF j.butler (or grichuk, i’m streaming it)
    util kang
    BN howard/b.hamilton/tucker
    DL byrd/werth
    NA dahl/a-jax/bell/sano
    SP – colon/arrieta/hamels/b.anderson (streamer)/rodon/j.garcia
    RP – britton/ramos/tolleson/kela/scribner/strop/b.logan
    DL – darvish/walden/iwakuma
    NA stephenson
    If i got 93 out of 100 free agent bid money left, how much on grabbing souza to drop j.butler I’m thinking somewhere in the 30’s or so. But dynasty, it could be more.

  191. nick the dick says:
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    Correa up!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @nick the dick: not even waiting for Super 2. Astros are going for it. Watch them make a move for Hamels next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @nick the dick: i hate when they do these things on sunday night, it’s the only time i get beat to people (like kimbrel trade with grilli)

  192. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Correa(Winter) is here!!!

    Do you like him better than Brandon Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  193. Wilsonian says:
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    So the ESPN guy told me to get Correa in my lineup tomorrow. Who am I dropping to get him out of my N/A slot?

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Wong
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Xander
    IF – Kipnis
    OF – Jones
    OF – Joc
    OF – Moss
    OF – Souza
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL – Burns
    BN – Duda
    BN – Longo
    DL – Myers
    DL – Dickerson
    N/A – Correa

    SP – Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Archer, A.Wood, Chavez, Odorizzi, McHugh
    RP – Miller, Soria, Tolleson, Ramos, Ziegler

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  194. goodfold2 says:
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    drop 1 of rubby/happ/heston in 20 teamer to make roster legal (have an open RP slot). had wanted to see if rubby comes out of his shit stage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston, but look at matchups

  195. goodfold2 says:
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    with correa coming up early, the reverse is true with baez, just broke his finger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  196. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Trade kenley for j-Zimmerman or buckholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Herschel: JZ

  197. SteveNZ says:
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    Can I get a Puig 3-run homer? Pleeeeeeese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Say pretty Pweeg!

  198. hankg says:
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    Prefer ROS, Lester or Salazar? Thanks!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @hankg:
      KZar!

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @FrankGrimes: gotta be czar.

  199. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    for next week, up against another guy with a lot of starts. would go just with SON, but by this point some are doing much better (AAron S., sports bureau) or much worse (kennedy/hughes) than SON says. best 4, not more than 1 per day
    MON
    kennedy @ ATL (3.9)
    hughes vs KC (4.3)
    estrada vs MIA (2)
    vargas @ MIN (-7.6)
    TUE
    frias vs LAA (5.7)
    ray @ LAD (1.3)
    WED
    morton vs MIL (5)
    porcello @ BAL (4.5)
    elias @ CLE (-4.4)
    erasmo vs LAA (-5.6)
    THUR
    wada (12.6), clearly this is one of them i would think
    niese vs SF (-2.9)
    FRI
    locke vs PHI (16, wow that’s high)
    colome vs WSOX (1.2)
    urena vs COL (.6)
    SAT
    vogel vs ARI (9.1)
    kennedy vs LAD (4.2)
    montgomery @ HOU (-10.2)
    SUN
    hughes @ TEX (-2.7)
    vargas @ STL (-3.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frias, Morton, Wada, Vogel

  200. Goat tits says:
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    2 questions h2h points league:

    Trade Frazier for sale/Brantley?

    Trade heyward for richards ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Sure

  201. Mello Yello says:
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    CORREA TIME!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  202. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    2 days after i comment on how ignorant one of the cardinals announcers is calling arenado “unknown” and having gross contradictions in his own arguments concerning prospect call up strategies, now joe strauss, who’s likely considered no worse than the 2nd best St Louis Post Dispatch (only remaining STL newspaper still probably obtainable nationally) baseball writer, in an article kissing the local team’s ass (this is their MO, in MO) yet again, mentions how they keep winning even from losing major pieces of roster year in and year out (which is true). In it he refers to Neshek as HOU’s “closer”. hmmmm. all of us around here know to just go to a simple website to check on depth charts. Not this writer. Rubes. Cardinal nation is led in the media by absolute rubes. these guys make good money to be badly informed twerps.

  203. Men-in-Cleats says:
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    Glad you salted the B/S with a Morton blurb.

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