A NASA engineer who plays fantasy, “Houston, we’ve Scott a pitcher!”  Then he tries to high-five another NASA engineer, but their 180 IQs can’t figure out a hand slap.  A gay man in the Bay Area who plays fantasy, “I see a run on Minute Maid mimosas thanks to the Kaztro!”  Then he tries to high-five his friend and it becomes patty cake.  A Real Housewife of Houston sees that Scott Kazmir was traded to the Astros and gets on the phone with her husband, “You want me to hide our oil futures in which bank account again?”  Okay, that had nothing to do with Kazmir.  For the past three months, I’ve been saying to trade Kazmir in July and guess who reads Razzball.  Yo, Beane, I’m on a treadmill as I write this — simpatico, my brother!  Crap, I just hit ‘Begin Workout.’  How do I shut this off?  I just wanted to stand on the treadmill!  So, Kazmir takes his 2.38 ERA to Houston and I can kinda understand it from the Astros’ perspective.  If they get ten starts from him instead of Feldman, then it’s a score since they traded low-level prospects.  Kazmir is from Houston so he’ll be able to play in front of family and friends, which is great if this were Little League and needed a ride home.  He has only 15 1/3 IP in The Juice Box, so his numbers there are irrelevant.  O.co is a -co park like Petco or Metco and stands for Overstock(ed on foul territory), but Minute Maid isn’t exactly Coors.  Keuchel, McHugh, McCullers and Velasquez have done fine there, and I think this is a fairly lateral move out of the wishbone offense.  What?!  Grey must be reading JayWrong’s fantasy football rankings.  The only thing that really stops Kazmir from performing is his health, which is almost definitely going to fail him.  Damn, I should’ve been a doctor.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  The Astros’s ass backwards 3rd base platoon has 26 homers. “Commissioner Manfred, how do you feel about the LCS between the Astros and Royals?”  “If I ever catch Selig and that Davy Crockett hat he calls hair…”  Manfred then made a Vine doing the Curly “Soitenly whoop whoop.”

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-2 and his 13th homer.  Short schedule day, that’s all you need to know.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and a slam (9) and legs (28).  Just a short day for him.

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I wonder if he only went five innings because the Astros are trying to limit his innings.  I hope that doesn’t mean he’ll be bumped for Kazmir.  C’mon, bump Feldman, even if he is a Goonie.

Mike Napoli – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Also in this game, David Ortiz went deep (2-for-5, 2 RBIs with his 17th homer).  Seeing the Sawx take on the Astros, I got the sense that it was like Rocky from Rocky 5 was the Sawx and the Astros were Clubber Lang from Rocky 3.  A Paulie/Mickey/the kid that played Rocky’s son mash-up from DJ Topcat!

Drew Pomeranz – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he took over Kazmir’s rotation spot.  Pom, the pitcher not the pomegranate juice that pretends to be good for you but just stains shizz, has had his moments in the rotation, and is worth grabbing once he’s stretched back out and is pitching at home, which could be two weeks.

R.A. Dickey – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4,53.  Solid start, since the only ones to really touch up Dickey were Semien, Burns and Reddick.  Maybe Dickey might want to go to that free clinic after all.

Russell Martin – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Damn, he’s hotter than when Alyssa Milano used to show up in the Dodgers’ clubhouse in her Embrace of a Vampire costume.

Jose Reyes – Left yesterday’s game with an injury.  At least he’s down to only two of those a year.

Aramis RamirezPirates re-acquired him.  I wonder if he’ll sit down with his new teammates and talk to them like he’s Marco Polo returning home.  “In Milwaukee, they have sausages the size of men.  And they run.  They run so fast.”  Gregory Polanco raises his hand, and waits to be called on, “Mr. Ramirez, every spring training we get a lecture from Randall Simon about the dangers of giant sausages.”  Aramis lets out a hearty chuckle then, “Folklore, young tyke, folklore!”  Okay, maybe we’ll check back in with Aramis as the season progresses, but I doubt it since he’s pretty unownable in most mixed leagues no matter where he’s playing.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Member the other day when I said he could gain 3rd base eligibility for next year due to Mercer getting injured?  Well, it’s not important anyway, see 1/7th of an inch above.  “Aw, man!”  That’s Travis Ishikawa reading this blurb.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .293.  Be interesting to see where he gets ranked next year.  I’m guessing he falls at least a round, likely to the middle of the 2nd round.  Damn, I’m a good guesser.  Never change, Grey!

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .289.  He’s a second catcher in two catcher leagues that you’re happy to own, but can’t convince anyone that doesn’t own him that he hasn’t been that bad.  You could be Alan Dershowitz and you could not convince a person of this.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  The guy in your league that owns Liriano and Lance Lynn is a jerk and thinks he knows more than you.  Okay, I’m not a jerk, per se.

Yunel Escobar – Remains sidelined with a hand injury that appeared to look like his reaction to gay marriage passing.  What?  You don’t remember he’s a homophobe?  Funny, cause I’m a Escophobe.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and suddenly hitting everything in sight.  If someone dropped him, go immediately and grab him.  Faster!  Let’s go, I’m your life coach!

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Ugh, I like him so much more than he likely deserves.  I kinda want to book a trip for him, Preston Tucker and me to go to Bermuda, or as I sometimes call it, Really East Carolina.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer as he was moved back to the two hole.  Good to see he learned his lesson.  What lesson Matheny was teaching I have no idea.

Alex Rios – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Related note that actually is related, I didn’t realize Rios was owned in less than 50% of league so I haven’t been talking about him, but he’s been hot for a few weeks now (over-.340 in July), and I would grab him.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  The jerk with Liriano and Lynn also owns Lackey.  What a stupid head!

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was called up from the minors for the Diamondbacks.  Whoa, whoa, whoa, D-Backs!  There’s only one Godley on your team.  He also goes by Goldy and Au Shizz.  There is no room for another Godley or a Godly if there’s one of those lurking in your minor league system too.  Zack (!) had a 9+ K/9 in High-A, which is the same as T-ball if you suddenly remove the tees.  I wouldn’t touch him or his encroaching name until he shows more.

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Coming from Cuba, he appeared to be a 25-homer hitter.  Now I’m starting to think he can’t get it up with blimpotence.

Mike Fiers – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  And your Ks keep us hanging on, which was remade by Kim Wilde.  From Kim Wilde’s Wikipedia page, “Worldwide, she has sold over 10 million albums and 20 million singles.  Starting in 1998, while still active in music, she has branched into an alternative career as a landscape gardener.”  Is branched a pun there?

Ryan Braun – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  But what did Adam Lind do?!  Wait, I have that the wrong way.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Three Ks?  Who are you, Samardfister?

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  The White Sox are kinda garbage.  Okay, exactly garbage, but Melky’s been hitting third.  A three hole hitter on any team should just be owned.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 1 run as the White Sox scored eight runs.  Not a true ticker tease, but this schmohawk feels like he’s been one giant ticker season.   Stop with the ground balls between the shortstop and 3rd baseman and hit a freakin’ homer!

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.29.  Took longer than I thought it would, but Bauer is finally the Indians starter with the worst ERA.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-6 and his 15th homer, hitting .272.  I should’ve fought for six 3rd basemen slots in the RCL.

David Price – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Would be fun to see Price get traded to the NL.  Could become a 1.50 ERA pitcher overnight.  Unless, of course, he’s traded to the Mets, then he’ll need Tommy John surgery by October.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-5, hitting .325.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  It’s a love letter to the lost, the tired, the French fry that falls between the car seat because you don’t have Drop Stop.

Travis d’Arnaud – Started a rehab assignment yesterday.  He should be back within a week, depending on how his d’Armaund responds.

David Wright – Could begin baseball activities next week.  It’s been a long time since the last time he scratched himself and spat.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.81.  Ubaldo must be taking Propecia, because things just got hairy!

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .297.  Since I don’t own him anywhere, I hope he goes ice cold in the 2nd half, so I have a chance of owning next year.  Sorry if you own him this year.  I’m an only child, what do you expect?

Chris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 21st home run, 2nd homer in as many games.  Here’s what I said in the top 100 for the 2nd half, “(Davis is) one of the few players that could hit 20 homers in the 2nd half.”  And that’s me quoting me!

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Not sure what happened to his power, but he got washed up quicker than someone arriving home late to find out their Ashley Madison details were leaked.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.64.  He’s gonna be a tough one to like again next year, or really ever until he gets shut down and has the operation his elbow requires.  Tough Love with Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate).

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Not bad…for a twentieth round middle infielder!  Snap in the inverted W formation!

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  Now has a hit in eight of his last ten games with no power.  Could be a very light schmotato, but he won’t be appearing in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Aw, shucks!

Tyson Ross – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  No idea how his ERA is that low.  It feels like every time I see him pitch it’s a severe case of yawnstipation.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  I actually own this guy in one very deep league and, even with a 3.16 ERA, I look at the Stream-o-Nator before starting him.

Garrett Richards – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  His perifs look like he’s about to fall off some cliffs, but what’s the diffs if you’re getting the whiffs?  May end up like rockabilly hipsters in the rain.  Flattened quiffs.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Ervin Santana – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  As I said when he first returned from ‘doing a horrible job of cheating,’ I don’t mind Ervin in mixed leagues as a backend starter.  He’s not quite this good, but he’s not terribly bad either.  Hmm, I wonder what Kim Wilde could do with those hedges.

Jimmy Rollins – 1-for-3and his 9th homer, hitting .205.  Corey Seager Appreciation and Cheese of the Month Club groans over their Camembert.

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  It’s kinda goofy how good he is when he’s in the groove.  It’s like he’s Kobayashi with two hot dogs in his mouth while everyone else is choking on cocktail wieners.  That analogy works also if you sub out Kobayashi for a porn star.  Speaking of which, how is Joey Chestnut not a porn star name?

Zack Greinke – Probably won’t make his start today due to the birth of his first child.  If my math’s correct, Greinke was getting horny nine months ago while the Royals were making a run in the playoffs.  Glad I never saw his reaction to Billy Butler’s moobs in Royal blue.

  1. Pancho says:
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    Grey,

    Who are your Top 5 pitchers in a keeper league for the next 4 years?

    And would you ever trade a Top 5 hitter keeper (let’s say Trout, Harper, Goldy, Stanton, Rizzo) for a Top 5 pitcher keeper?

    Thanks for your insight and comedic presence. You’re one of a kind, homeboy!

    -Pancho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pancho: Thanks! Scherzer, Kershaw, Cole, Sale…Could see others over Cole maybe… I wouldn’t trade a top 5 hitter for a pitcher

  2. TarmanGotHim says:
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    OF: Cruz, Upton, Yelich
    UTIL: Joc, Reddick

    I have Souza on the DL still and DJ LeMahieu as a bench bay, out of this group of guys, who would you want ROS?

    Pick 2:

    LeMahieu, Brandon Crawford, Reddick, Desmond, Souza?

    I’m holding two bench bats because of Upton at the monent and I’m trying to flip some bats for a higher tiered hitter.

    Thank you.

  3. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Nottingham, who the Astros traded, is tearing it up in A Ball. Sickels just ranked him at the back end of his mid-season top-75 prospects. He said:

    “Crushing A-ball pitching at age 20, stock moving up but I want more information before going higher than this. If final reports back up the numbers, will rank much higher in three months.”

    Looks to be an offense-first Catching prospect. If/when the A’s get out of that ballpark, he could be a monster. But, again, he’s 20 in A ball and should be doing this. I like this for the A’s, honestly.

  4. Wilson says:
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    Jackson, Dyson, Odor, Maybin, Cesar

    Pick best two if i really need SB. Thanks.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Wilson:
      Dyson, he steals everytime hes on base.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Maybin is in waiver in my league.
        I am considering to grab him or not.

        But Maybin seems to not steal in the past two years, does he wake up and run this year? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not grab them, see how it goes for a week then decide if you want to try someone else?

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: thanks

    • Jensen says:
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      @Wilson: I think this exact question was asked yesterday. Dyson and Maybin. Maybin should be owned in all leagues that have 5OF slots.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Jensen: i didn’t put Jackson , odor yesterday

        But does Maybin worthy be owned in a 10-team league ?

  5. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Reyes was hit in the face with a throw, he did NOT injure his legs, Should be fine and able to play today. your welcome.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: “The face bones’ connected to the legs’ bone….”

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Ya I think he reluctantly left the game too. Could have kept going but TOR was up like 4 or 5 runs late.

      I think he left b/c he was spitting up blood.

      • Scott says:
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        @dem ribbies: He’s a gamer.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: burn!

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Geez, grammar police every where these days..LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just busting chops

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: Oh, I know, I was just giving it right back to you..LOL

            Have a great weekend my over the internet amigo..

  6. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Mike Leake or Robbie Ray in a ReDraft league?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Bread N Mustard: Neither, but if Leake is traded to a team with a pitchers park he may have a little value.

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Grichuk love makes sense to me. Flexed power ability in minors and pedigree as a first rounder. He’s like a (pre-slump, 1st half) Pederson without the walks (and before Mattingly finally conceded to batting him leadoff).

    Tucker not so much. Isn’t he just Rasmus with higher avg., but less pop and the uncanny ability to boost performance on short schedule days? Yes he’s younger and upside yada yada, but you gotta balance that with the fact that Rasmus is way ahead in the Mullet + Mustache categories.

    Re “A three hole hitter on any team should just be owned” — as if I needed an excuse to own NICK MARKAKIS!!!

    • Gareth says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Grichuk sounds like a noise an Ewok would make.

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @Gareth: Yeah but the sound off his bat is like the roar of a wookie. Among league leaders in hard hit percentage.

  8. Justin says:
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    Great shit as always sir! The articles are the only way to start my day. Id like a quick thought on this team. I just added the likes if grienke cano gomez and a few others while grading away the like of yelich shark hanley and other. 12 team h2h ops and qs are x tra cats. One util one extra infield slot. Keep 7 at years end.

    Weiters
    Prince
    Cano
    Tulo
    Bryant
    Tex
    Gomez
    Pence
    Calhoun
    Kendrick
    Bn:burns
    Dl rendon

    Cueto
    Grienke
    Wacha
    Quintana
    Santana
    Kennedy
    Streamer

    Osuna
    Krod
    Koji

    What woukd you do? Wait it out or move sone picks or players for upgrades? Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Thanks! Depends what you need, what you can get etc

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Justin: I’ve been in a similar situation and it seems like your offense is pretty good. I would look to grab 2 solid SPs to replace Quintana and Kennedy. Go to the bottom team and see if he has any old but good SP like Burnett, Liriano types that wouldn’t be kept and go on to the next bottom team from there. You might find some cheap deals from teams that have given up for the year and would take whatever pick you give them (4th-5th maybe better depending on who they have).

  9. J-FOH says:
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    Drop Stop is the pimp… eco balls? Did you order those?

    • John says:
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      @J-FOH: J you asked yest pitching staff to analyze schwarber and box for syndergaard trade. My only hesitation is he gets shut down!? Here my arms keuchel hamels carrasco pineda strasburg walker Hendricks w very good RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Nah, Cougs bought me the metal coffee beans that are supposed to keep your coffee warm for hours…Supposed to is the key

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you wssh your clothes with nuts…or are they berries I dont kniw. It’s like the grapenuts thing all over again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? I don’t wash my clothes

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Ooh, so then you didn’t hear?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, what?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: That PISCOTTY DOESN’T KNOW! PISCOTTY DOESN’T KNOW! PISCOTTY DOESN’T KNOW! PISCOTTY DOESN’T KNOW! PISCOTTY DOESN’T KNOW!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well, yeah, he doesn’t

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you’re no fun

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Fun is my middle name! It’s F.U.N. though

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I hate to ask what that stands for

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Question for Momma Albright

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’ll have to ask her if you ever let me meet her

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t trust her around beards

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Mom, can you please stop touching his beard and get off his lap. We are in a restaurant and Robert DeNiro is staring at us

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Nice callback

  10. Eric says:
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    Rank order ROS: Moss, Grichuk, Moustakas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Moss, Moose

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, i got that one as wrong as it gets AND in the wrong place. hey a good clock goes out twice a day in slovakia too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  11. ferris says:
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    Dynasty – this year is lost

    Wong or Carrasco

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ferris: sneak preview, grichuk is first.

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    to replace caminero in 20 team with holds/net saves/HR allowed. best option. i have g.holland/wade/familia/hoover/pomeranz/caminero.
    options: vizcaino/dyson/hudson/mujica/tuivalalalala/schultz

    also, should i keep pomeranz over all those as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Don’t know what you’re asking

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: who’s best option to replace caminero
        1. vizcaino/dyson/hudson/mujica/tuivalalalala/schultz
        2. also, hold pomeranz or go with one of those over him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Vizcaino 2. Hold

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i DON’T want him as a SP, he’s awful as one, and i need holds or saves guy in this roster spot. adding vizcaino like’s it’s an NL only right now.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: crap, somebody else added both vizcaino and schultz since i asked this, any other one good? thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hudson

  13. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Kudos for yet another fantastic roundup. Keep ’em comin’!!!

    Who pitches for los doyers if Greinke doesn’t go today? Bet on LAD to win today. Insert trumpet emoji pls.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘I’d really enjoy the NBA playoffs if I wasn’t already dead inside.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Iam Thomaqs starts in his place

  14. Jvanslyke says:
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    Picturing that Aramis Ramirez speech is hilarious!

    I picked up Suarez earlier this week for his series at Colo but own Desmond he’s all of the sudden hitting. Guess I have to play Desmond tonight and as this out since he was my 3rd rd pick, right??

    • Jvanslyke says:
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      @Jvanslyke: * see this out.

      • Jvanslyke says:
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        @Grey:

        Actually am thinking of playing Suarez at Util and benching Burns at SF

        Looking forward to Buy/Sell aka the unofficial end of my work day. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    man, sometimes those rotoworld guys are pretty good
    “Clayton Kershaw didn’t even come close to throwing a no-hitter while striking out 11 in a shutout of the Mets on Thursday.
    With everyone simply assuming he would go 27 up, 27 down against a comatose Mets lineup, Kershaw gave up three hits. THREE! He merely maintained the no-no into the seventh. It was the biggest letdown since the last time he faced the Mets on July 3 and gave up a run. Kershaw has pitched 26 scoreless innings with a 38/0 K/BB ratio in his last three starts, but we’re still pretty disappointed in him right now.”

    also, which 1 of these gets benched today, Hitter T says Marte
    Panda vs Verlander
    Bogaerts vs Verlander
    Sano vs Pineda
    Marte vs Scherzer

  16. Brian says:
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    Not sure which one I enjoy more , reading this article every morning or seeing which celebrity the advertisement on the page decided to photoshop huge titties on.

    • Roger that, Brian. Came for the witty, stayed for the…

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @RicoSuave: @Brian: So far the girl that plays Hermione holds the championship belt, I think.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Brian: What? I get organic gardening advertisements. What are you guys browsing? ;)

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @bigbear: I search for Doug Fister one time and Google never lets it go.

  17. Basement Artie says:
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    If Zack Godley got traded to the Dodgers, and his locker was next to Kenley Jansen’s, wouldn’t it prove that ‘Kenley’s mess is next to Godley’s mess’?

    • Boomer19 says:
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      well played sir. *wiser’s clap

  18. Trout says:
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    Look, some of my best friends are portly and a bit on the lazy side, but my expectations of them are proportional to what they bring to the table, friendship wise. But Bleb, at 28 years old, in a good hitters park, my expectation was more in the .290/18/85 range. Clearly, that’s not happening. I’m in a deep dynasty league and he’s still a pretty cheap $11. Would you hold for next year, or put a fork in it. Which, clearly, Bleb would take up and use it to try and eat something.

  19. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Completely unrelated to baseball, but how has there not been a TV series based on the day to day craziness of a pro wrestling promotion? Between the backstage politics, wild road stories, and the dangerous nature of the job, it seems like the plot threads would be neverending. As a screenwriter who did a stint with the WWE you seemed like a great person to ask. The Hulk Hogan stuff playing out right now just made me think of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I’m stealing your idea right now! Honestly, I think you need WWE, which means McMahon, which means it’s not happening unless he’s doing it and banking all the cash…

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Grey: Ah, that’s no good. If WWE were producing it, it’d be whitewashed to the point of being unwatchable. I just figured it was too hard to find good actors who were wrestler-sized, haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: With the upcoming election, I think this should be made into a 30 for 30:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How has it not yet? Or any wrestling ones

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: When I was maybe in the 7th grade I went to a WWF thing at the Green Bay Colosseum. One of the Bushwackers grabbed my baseball hat, put it on their head, walked around in a circle, and then proceeded to lick the side of my face (staph infection narrowly averted). Next I got into a shouting match with the then current villain of WWF, Tatanka ( I believe 7th grade me said something like, “I F*cked your mom”). It was aired on Saturday morning a few months later, which I undoubtedly recorded. My fifteen minutes of fame was premature.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA! Nice! I went to a school gymnasium and saw Andre, Superfly and Hogan when I was like 10…Then went to the original Wrestlemania… Huge fan in the 80s

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Nice! Mine was late 80s into early 90s. Occasionally I will smoke a ton then try and watch a modern episode, hoping to rekindle a bit of childhood excitment, but can never get into it. Not sure if you’ve seen Deadspin’s “Dead Wrestler of the Week” segment, but it is great!
                    http://deadspin.com/tag/dead-wrestler-of-the-week

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’ve seen it…I’ve said this before but 80s/90s wrestlers are like rappers from that era…Dead left and right or just scary sad

                    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                      @Grey: Totally agree, Biggie, Pac, Guru, Big L…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Professor X

              • Clyde Prompto says:
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                @Grey: I would watch the hell out of a 30 For 30 on the life of Andre the Giant.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I was more of a Superfly guy

  20. Martin says:
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    Trying to trade beltre ASAP. Any youngish hitters you like for next year that i should target. Maybe either 1b or of’s

  21. noooo says:
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    keeper league:

    kevin pillar, justin upton, chris archer, miguel sano FOR scherzer, AJ pollock, billy hamilton

    weekly roto H2h league, everyone involved $10 to keep except justin upton at $30

    • bigbear says:
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      @noooo: How long can you keep?

  22. Mikey says:
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    When I saw the blurb on Dickey, I thought “there is just no way that what Grey said actually happened…it just couldn’t be setup that perfectly,” and then I checked the box score. Something-something-something about luck being the intersection of opportunity and preparation?

    Great stuff as always, Grey.

  23. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    So if McCotcheon falls to the second round next year how far does Abreu drop? The Grande Dolar has turned into a Punch and Judy type and is ranked lower than Lind and Teixera and just better than Stephen Vogt. What in the name of Ricky Riccardo is going on with this guy? He is untradeable in my Dynasty League right now for any type of value. I can’t get even a bucket full of Grichuk for the guy.

  24. dom says:
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    The Escobar gif is hilarious. We should make an overly dramatic Yunel meme. Yunel’s Cartel!

    which matchup do you like the best?

    Duffy (HOU, Feldman)
    Zach Lee (@NYM, Harvey)
    Rodon (@CLE, Salazar)

    • bigbear says:
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      @dom: Lee if you’re looking for ERA/WHIP. Duffy if you’re looking for W. Rodon is you want to say “I still beat you with that turd on my team” or “Well I lost because of that turd on my team”…

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @dom:
      Don’t think Zack Lee is starting

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @JoeG414:
        My bad looks like Lee is sch to start on Sat

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @dom: Duff Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Ha, I like it! Duffy, none really though

  25. Clint says:
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    I assume I’ll find out this afternoon but is Carpenter a buy low now or do you think this is just a blip? He was such a stud in h2h points leagues until this year’s crash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Cause he had one good game in six weeks?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Guess I was hoping maybe the movement higher in the order & some peripherals maybe showed signs of a turn around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was in the two hole up until four days ago, then moved back

  26. bigbear says:
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    Ian Desmond – someone just got tested… ‘Nuff sed.

    Els – Haha! Snap in the inverted W formation! You a ghetto baseball nerd, Grey!

    Tyson Ross – Hmm… I think he’s getting his shizz together for my playoff push. At least that the pep talk he got in my post game coach’s chat. Though I can’t complain as much as the dude I traded Alex Guerrero for Ross.

    Moncada – Do you think he’ll see the light of day this year? I’m hoping the Sox keep him in the minors until next year so he can not cause NA/roster issues…

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @bigbear: I can’t see Moncada coming up this year, maybe when rosters expand in Sept., but COULD win a starting gig coming out of spring training.

      • bigbear says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: That’s what I’m banking on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Ha, thanks! Nope on Yoan

  27. jojo says:
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    Should I start the following:

    Cashner v MIA
    Quintana @ CLE

    Thanks!!

    • Gareth says:
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      @jojo: start both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Cash is safer, I’d look at SON

  28. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Player rater seems to like Polanco over Grichuck ROS. Do you concur?

  29. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Speaking of our favorite Goonie, he’s been making the Minor League circuit with his current classic, “Ascension Millennium”:

  30. dangerfield51 says:
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    H2H points 10 team daily lock: we play 5 OFs
    ROS, Melky or Souza.
    As always thanks…enjoy your site and the community here.

  31. Chris says:
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    Was just offered Sano for Ervin Santana. My current SS is Escobar & I have a pretty solid pitching staff for a 12 team league: Kluber, Arietta, Carassco, Hammel, Fiers, Buehrle, Wood, Santana, Robbie Ray.

    I’m torn after that dominant performance last night by Santana. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Chris: Sanotebook

  32. JOLO says:
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    2 points out and trade deadline looming!!!!

    Trade goody who is my franchise for votto downgrade, McCann upgrade over Norris, Felix and Gomez.

    On the surface looks great but, concerned about felix’s periferrals and Gomez has had a down year.

    Trade goldy for price, morales, Lester, Para and possible shwabb on the cubs.

    Needs QS, W and ERA. The deal is for the Slappadaballz championship!

    The peabrain in first is dangling Harper so he will probable make the deal I don’t.

    HELP! It’s been to freaking long since my last win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JOLO: These are not good, trade for a cheaper SP

  33. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft h 2 h

    Schoop owner…should I roll with Schoop or grab one of the following:

    José Iglesias, Headley, Pedro Álvarez, Duffy, Plouffe, Luis Valbuena, Prado?

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Dyson steals second in the 9th as the go ahead run, and they said it was “fielding indeffence “. Don’t understand that scoring .

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      “fielding in difference”

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @JoeG414: KC had a speedy runner on 3rd. If Molina had tried to gun down Dyson at 2nd odds are the game tying run would have scored from 3B. So they basically just allowed him to take the base. hence defensive indifference – the SB isn’t awarded b/c the defense did not try to stop it.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @dem ribbies:
        “Defensive Indifference is a play in the later stages of a game in which the defensive team, either ahead or behind by a large amount allows a player to advance a base without any attempt to put the runner out.

        The play may be ruled, by the official scorer, defensive indifference.

        The most common situation for defensive indifference is when a runner on first base advances to second base as the pitch is delivered. This would normally be regarded as a stolen base attempt, but is instead scored as defensive indifference if the defense makes no play, and that runner scoring would not affect the outcome of the game. ”
        —His run would affect the outcome.

  35. The Commisioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Desmond has been dropped in my points league.
    Do I drop piscotty for Desmond?
    (Please say no, Desmond seems so frustrating to own. But the upsideeeeeeeee)
    Thanks my man

  36. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Excellent write-up per usual…as per Kazmir’s rotation spot, Goonies Forever!

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Just got an interesting trade proposal I’d like to extend your way.To preface, it’s a 10-Team, H2H, OBP league where you keep six every year (i.e., 4 hitters and 2 pitchers.) I give up McCutchen and Ian Kennedy FOR Abreu, Gardner and Strasburg.

        Currently got an OF of Cutch, Pollock, J.D. Martinez, Heyward, Soler and Revere is in UTIL (I have Stanton on the DL as well). I’m leaning towards accepting as Cutch is probably done stealing bases and Gardner is having an equivalent year, so to speak. Abreu would be a BIG improvement over Soler or Revere.

        Appreciate your opinion as always. Happy Friday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me, it’s fairish

  37. PK says:
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    Chestnut made me laugh.

    • bigbear says:
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      @PK: That’s what she said…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Ha

  38. Gareth says:
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    Early days I know, but Piscotty is with two 1 for 4 games with 1 run then out with a stiff neck.
    Not exactly a Joey Gallo (welcome to the bigs!) introductory Homer.

    I have General Franko back today so safe to drop Piscotty? Prospect Mike is in my league so he’ll probably pick him up.

  39. Cram It says:
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    Why is there no link in reference to this Alyssa Milano getup?

    • PK says:
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      @Cram It: Look it up; it’s worth your time!

      • Cram It says:
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        @PK: I’d bet my life it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: You don’t have Cinemax?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Only the scrambled kind in my adolescent memory.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  40. yankz1313 says:
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    In a 5×5 h2h redraft league with OBP and qs instead of avg what do you think of goldy+panda+betts+cj con for Jose Fernandez+ Blackmon+ Belt + Rios? Thanks for all your help!

  41. Steve says:
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    I give Rendon/Thor and get Price/Donaldson, which side?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: Price. Not close.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah, that’s theft. If it was offered/accepted hats off.

  42. Jax says:
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    3 K’s and his K/9 is at 7.1, down from 8.9 (’11), 9.0 (’12), 9.3 (’13), 8.9 (’14). Jeff’s friend ain’t lyin’, Grey!

    And he refers to him as “Jeff”, which sounds sooooo odd to me when I hear it b/c no one ever refers to him as “Jeff”. *scoff* Jeff….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: Yeah, Jeffrey’s bad too though

  43. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    @John Rambo: What the hell?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I think John Rambo has been AWOL in the woods too long. Sewing up your own arm would make you go a little cray cray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Somehow that slipped through the spam filter, since we get thousands of spam comments a day, one slipping through is better than Ozzie Smith fielding percentage…

  44. I be Teheran it Up! says:
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    Hey Grey, I have Vogt as my primary and only catcher. But I was offered Shwarber for Cain straight up, and was actually thinking about pulling the trigger. My other OF’S are Puig, Brantley, HanRam, and Pillar. Should I hold or do it? Thanks Bruh

    • I be Teheran it Up! says:
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      @I be Teheran it Up!: redraft points league, bonus for xbh

      • I be Teheran it Up! says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking the same, thanks… I didn’t do it btw… I can pick up Hundley just for the coors start

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  45. Joe Rocks says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side in this trade (12team/H2H OPS/redraft) – Frazier, Heyward, Shark for McCutch, Lucroy, Zimmerman.

    Have Franco/Sano to replace Frazier and would replace Wieters with Lucroy.

    Thanks!

  46. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice one! Never thought I’d be excited to own Iglesias.

    Would you trade Sano to buy Desmond if you needed AVG and counting stats (but not HR)? (Roto redraft)

  47. Jonny Toocash says:
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    shin soo choo or preston tucker?

  48. Mike says:
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    Neil Walker or Devon Travis?

  49. fork says:
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    Hey, so I’m working on a blockbuster in my league. I commented a while back concerning this trade, but we’ve made some changes going along.

    Here’s my roster:
    C: Stephen Vogt
    1B: Adrian Gonzalez
    2B: Jose Altuve
    3B: Josh Donaldson
    SS: Carlos Correa
    2B/SS: Hanley Ramirez
    1B/3B: Miguel Sano
    OF: Brett Gardner
    OF: Jorge Soler
    OF: Joc Pederson
    OF: Billy Burns
    OF: A.J. Pollock
    UTIL: Kyle Schwarber
    Bench: Rougned Odor
    DL: George Springer

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    P: Matt Harvey
    P: Tyson Ross
    P: Jake Arrieta
    P: Cody Allen
    P: Francisco Liriano
    P: Jose Fernandez
    P: Kenley Jansen
    P: Danny Salazar
    P: Noah Syndergaard

    My biggest weakness is catcher, and even though Schwarber has been great since being called up, I’m expecting rookie hiccups and want to make my team as strong as possible for the playoffs.

    Anyway, here’s the deal we cooked up:
    Jose Fernandez and Joc Pederson
    for
    Cespedes, Pineda, and Posey

    I feel like I get a serviceable pitcher, better catcher, and a powerful outfielder and his team would benefit as well.

    What do you think?

    • bigbear says:
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      @fork: You’re taking two down grades for a C you’d be platooning. I wouldn’t do it if I were you. Who’s that guy have catching with Posey? He (or one of the 5 girls) would want you to throw in a C too.

      • fork says:
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        @bigbear: To me, Cespedes seems about even with Pederson. I was going to throw in Vogt, but the other owner’s counter didn’t include him. I might as well because Vogt is my weakest link.

        • bigbear says:
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          @fork: What Grey said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fork: What bear said

      • fork says:
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        @Grey: To me, Cespedes seems about even with Pederson. I was going to throw in Vogt, but the other owner’s counter didn’t include him. I might as well because Vogt is my weakest link.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If Vogt is your weakest link, nice team

  50. Nick says:
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    Great read each morning!

    Trade my Abreu or Encarnacion for either of: J-Up, Marte or Cain.. can get hammel or odorizzi for and heyward for my abreu.. my OF is: burns Blackmon polanco maybin and soler.

    thoughts? thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Thanks! Abreu for Marte works for me

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    @John Rambo: I’m already married.

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I’m with my buddy Phil of the future on this one. What about us who are married? I’ve already done the math. If I stay she gets most or everything (i also get to rosterbate and ROSTERBATE) and my kids respect me. If I go, she gets 50% of what I make, I lose 50% of what I spent 15 long years putting together AND I lose the respect of my children. It’s a no-brainer from a purely financial aspect.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Phil of the Future: dammit i wish i could see this post youse guys are responding to.

  52. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 weekly H2H league with OBP in place of AVG.

    I know that catcher questions are not preferred, but I’ve got the rotting corpse of Matt Wieters in my lineup every day. He seriously has scored 2 runs in the past month!

    I like the way Yan Gomes has been driving the ball much more lately and finally seems to be healthy. Would you go Gomes over Wieters moving forward?

    Also, I have a pitching surplus, but trying to pick up another bat. Who would you cut ties with out of Joe Ross, Ervin Santana, Mat Latos (I also have Kluber, Archer, Gerrit Cole, Samardzija, Cashner, Syndergaard, Tanaka). Or hold for now and see where Latos lands and if Ross still has a role in a few weeks?

    Thanks!

  53. Scott says:
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    *sniff, sniff* Smell that thin air!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I can’t smell anything

  54. JoeG414 says:
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    FYI :
    Michael Conforto has been called up to take Cuddyer’s (DL ) roster spot and will also take over as the regular left fielder

  55. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Light day so I figured I’d share a list.

    Players I owned in the past and wish I owned somewhere this year, and don’t:

    Frazier
    Machado
    Votto
    Archer
    Pollock(sooo close, chose Leonys instead, shoot me)
    Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I was all about Machado and Frazier last year, bummed I didn’t go as hard for them this year

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Totally. I hit with Frazier last year as my second CI for 7 bucks. I just wasn’t gonna pay four times that amount this year.

        Machado I avoided after he tried to kill someone by throwing a bat. Silly I guess, but I just didn’t want him after that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, same on Frazier for me… I forgot about the bat throwing with Machado… Meh, he was what? 22? I would’ve done worst at 22

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Well now he’s 23. Glad that’s behind us!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Whew! Must’ve learned some tough clubhouse lessons when Ripken visited

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I heard there was a spanking, and they got the cameras out of there right when Rip was taking his belt off….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ripken cruises the streets to beat up minor league prospects

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: He takes his gang out with him.
                    It’s only made up of players who have played more than 10 years and never been on the DL.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! You know Boog Powell’s in the crew

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Bro, your references are off the chain!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And Brady Anderson styles the entire crew’s hair

  56. griff says:
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    Mets called up Conforto today.

    • griff says:
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      @griff: Saw that someone else just posted. Sorry for redundancy.

  57. Clyde Prompto says:
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    @John Rambo: It’s good to hear your voice Johnny, it’s been a long time. Look John, you’ve done some damage here, they don’t want anymore trouble. That’s why I’ve come. I want to come in there and fly you the hell out. Just you and me. We’ll work this thing out together. Is that fair enough?

  58. The Big Yabu says:
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    SON likes Tim Cooney today at home against the Braves: 7.2
    But (and this is a Kim Kardashian #BreakTheInternet sized but) would you trust him in an RCL?

  59. CDouglas says:
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    belt or duda?

  60. Ro says:
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    10 H2H – weekly minimum 40 IP

    Need 7 2/3 more innings this week, who’s more likely to get me there in one start – Kluber vs. CWS or Arrieta vs. PHI?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ro: Arrieta

  61. Brad K says:
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    Trade Heaney for Maikel Franco?

  62. Dave says:
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    Grey, next year I expect an article on expecting fathers around MLB so we know who’s going on paternity leave during the season. Mrs. Greinke was 5 months pregnant in March so these things should be known for our projections. Think you can do that or get an intern on it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: I need a team of interns for it, I think

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Dave: this is a very good idea.

  63. JB says:
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    Grey – I ain’t here for bragging, but I think you’ll appreciate this. My team in my 12-team money league just hit the 98 mark, giving me a pretty comfy lead at this point. But the beauty of it is that I was able to post the following this morning: “Suckers in this league, I know you hate, my 98! You gonna get yours….”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Ha!

  64. joe says:
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    Grandal or D’arnow? 12 team standard roto. travis was putting up great numbers before the injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  65. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like more for the hold tonight?

    Geltz (Archer start)
    Lowe (King Felix start)
    Barrett (Scherzer start)

    Lowe went 2 innings last night, so he could get the day off, but he hadn’t pitched for 3 days prior.

    Thanks

  66. Matt says:
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    Is Bucholtz worth a roster spot for the remainder of the year, meaning would he have value in head to head playoffs?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  67. Fish says:
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    Someone in my redraft league posted they wanted to trade Kris Bryant and Lester or Shields for a star. I offered Adam Jones and Eduardo Rodriguez and he instantly accepted…best luck ever?

  68. Your mother wears Jorts says:
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    My Harvey and Holland for his Archer and Jansen…….who wins Greylord

    H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  69. Erik says:
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    I’m in 3rd place in my 12 team H2H categories league – I hadn’t expected to be this high but I had some good keepers and drafting. I’ve been fielding a lot of interest in some of my better keeper players from teams near the bottom. This is the most recent offer:

    I give: Archer ($9 next year) and Pollock ($13)
    I get: MadBum (too much to keep), deGrom ($17), Braun (too much), Pillar, Franco

    Other starters I have currently are Price, Pineda ($9), McHugh, Wood, Santana, some streamers and Smyly ($9)/Matz on DL.

    Current OF: Revere ($9), Kemp, Cruz, Pence, Aoki. UTIL is Moreland

    Worth it to make a run for this year? I feel like Archer and Pollock are my top two keepers at this point so I’d be giving away quite a bit for the attempt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Erik says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. I feel like it is giving up a little much for the future. I’m 7 games back of first and 9 ahead of the last playoff spot currently. I’ll be happy to make the playoffs given how the past couple years have gone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  70. John says:
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    Yest you said joc schwarb for Braun mixed feelings mix reviews on this but still peaks interest. Think its good way to get unknown of the team for something more certain ros in h2h? Love it or just like it?

    Think schwarber is getting 20 ab in sept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should get 20 Sept ABs

      • John says:
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        @Grey: per week oops…like the trade or cld see holding?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  71. ferris says:
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    Dynasty – this year doesn’t matter – ops is 6th cat

    Wong or schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  72. Nelson says:
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    Is it cool to trade away a keepable Ian Desmond for non-keepable JUpton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. ashtray says:
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    Soooo Conforto. Looks like a guy with a little power and no speed and is relying on a .370 to bat .310 in AA. Best left on waivers in most leagues?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Good BB/K though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful, but worth a flyer

  74. dem ribbies says:
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    Snagged Desmond off the wire. Put me in coach, I’m ready, put me in!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  75. Jj says:
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    Drop pisco try for conforto ? Pretty sure it’s apples and oranges but thought id
    ask

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Beltran or Confronto as my 5th OF ROS

  77. Yelich says:
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    Start odor or deshields at2nd vs tropeano.

    Start yelich vs cashner, choo vs trop over upton vs haren?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields…Upton

  78. Big W says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Chavez had a nice start against the Twins last time out, but now he is facing the Giants. It doesn’t seem like a good match up and was leaning towards sitting him this time. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: Yessir, thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Cookie Monster says:
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    Pick two for a keepers league

    Jungmann, Jesse Chavez, Yordano Ventura, Tony Cingrani, Tom Koehler, Bolsinger, Jimmy Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Bolsinger

  80. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points

    David peralta or Michael conforto?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • Sange76 says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool. Which two then? Conforto, Preston tucker, David peralta…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Conforto, Preston tucker

  81. CDouglas says:
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    Trade my Pence for Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. Blint says:
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    Namaste Grey

    who do you prefer Piscotty or Conforto in a keeper league? I have Piscotty already. Only other player I can drop for Conforto is DeShields !

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, likely toss ups

      • Blint says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you. I hope you sent a text to JB after Aramis got traded :P

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  83. Don says:
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    Pick two Wong va banuelos $10
    Odor vs tropeano $4
    Souza vs Tillman $4.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Souza

  84. Jack says:
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    Turner, Franco, or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  85. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, Bunchy was on MLB this morning, he’s dropping his rap album in 2 weeks, it’s east coast 90’s, say what???? I have to find the interview with Godley’s patents from last night. Effin classic, he grew up in a log cabin in South Carolina, more to come shortly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?!? Can’t wait!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: So go to 1:19 on this, this was the only song I could find him rapping. Dude has tourette’s too, pretty impressive.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipsQ3aAigIs

        Still looking for the Godley interview, think I might have to take it off the TV.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Every rapper has a form of tourette’s, no? Nice flow!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, listened… Nice flow!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Right, I’m actually curious to see what the album sounds like. I’ll keep you posted.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, thanks!

  86. dem ribbies says:
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    What kind of #’s do you think Soler will deliver in his prime years, best case scenario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      25 HRs, 15 SBs

  87. KarlJ says:
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    Offer I am considering in my non-keeper league:
    My Greinke and Pence for his Adam Jones & Cueto

    Sound ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  88. Handsome Pete says:
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    I have two trades offered to me, which should I roll with?

    My Sano ($1) for Hamels ($30) and Axford ($1)

    or

    My L. Cain ($5) for Price ($30)

    12 team keeper (10 keepers at+$5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano…Cain

  89. thomas says:
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    1 move left for the season.. I was thinking of just grabbing Brock Holt for insurance incase any of my players get hurt.

    Has Holt lost all his value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. Jim says:
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    Pose rank ROS
    Chavez
    Tillman
    Burnett
    Heaney
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett, Chavez

  91. tentyme says:
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    So in a 12 team h2h points al/nl league I traded E Santana and K Pillar and I got back Matt Harvey and kyle Seager… kyle will be my Utility cuz I start Nolan A. At 3rd. How’d I do? I was a Lil concerned about Harvey health… thx for the opinion grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  92. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Where does George Springer rank after this season for keeper leagues? Top 10?

    • ERad says:
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      @TysonFrozenChicken: Springer or Pederson? Pederson or Springer? He’ll be Top 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 20

  93. Scott says:
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    OK, NL only league.

    I have Yelich, Khris Davis, Pollock, and Inciarte. Drop any of these doodes for Belt?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Oh, and it’s OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! You are the #1 doode!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Hern says:
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    Which side of these two trades do you like?

    Pineda for Nelson Cruz

    Jordan Zimmerman for Nelson Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz…Cruz

      • Hern says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, offer Zimmerman first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  95. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up buddy…2 quickies for ya

    8 team keeper with 14 keepers plus 2 na

    Got offered Brantley for my matz and a 1st round What do you think?

    Time to drop Mcculers or Travis? Lots of good options available

    Burns, Colabello, Kang, N walker, Choo, Melky, Cron, Byrd

    Iwakuma, gio, jungmann, tillman, latos, Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley side… Sure…Melky, Latos

  96. ERad says:
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    You forgot the slam for my lil boychick Altuve!

    Also, I’m tempted to email you the contract for Collective Soul that just came across my desk – moving out of the school cafeteria!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, not sure how I missed that…Huge day from him yesterday… Can you get Collective Soul on our podcast? Please

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: I bet someone in their band has to be a fantasy baseballer. What I should have done – is plan my proposal around their show – I give them a little marriage publicity, they in turn scratch your back with the podcast. Worlds colliding!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s make this happen, ERad!

  97. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    is it worth dropping yordano to add Judge? hes in AAA raking could be a matter of time. Player comparison to a MLB player to judge? I keep trying to think of someone else he looks like a clone of stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Do you see him starting the year next season in pinstripes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guessing June of ’16, hard to say though, could break camp

  98. Bryth Hawpor says:
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    Madbum for Marte OR A. Gonzalez?

    Keeper league, Auction style, 12-team

    Madbum – too expensive, would not be kept
    Marte – $35 for 2016
    A. Gonz – $32 for 2016

    Either guy worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, either…

  99. Scott says:
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    Lester and his effin’ personal catcher!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  100. A2K says:
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    Boegaerts or Desmond ROS?

    Conforto or Avisail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander…Conforto

      • A2K says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank You Grey’s Mustache

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. dem ribbies says:
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    Plz choose 1 to drop in a keeper

    Blackmon $6
    Cain $2
    Pence $5
    Soler $3
    Brantley $3
    C.Davis $6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  102. H2H Pts. Was offered Rios for Joc Pederson. Joc has been brutal lately and riding the pine on my fake team. Should I accept this trade? Losing faith in Joc since awhile before the all star break and Rios has been getting hot, or do you think it could be the other way around in a week or so? thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  103. Greys bum hair says:
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    Keeping trout round 1 and correa round 20

    Who do you like as a last keeper

    Springer round 15 or Jo Fer round 14?

    Much difference if I traded one away to help win this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  104. Nature boy says:
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    Drop Velasquez for Heston? Move limit league so wondering if it’d be worth the drop/add. Worried ‘stros may limit VVs innings. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Nature boy: or say, move him to bullpen.

  105. JJ says:
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    Pick 2
    Souza vs tillman
    Tomas vs Nelson
    Piscotty vs Banuelos
    Sano vs Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Tomas

  106. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Kyle Hendricks for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  107. dem ribbies says:
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    Jaime Garcia threw 5 hitless innings in his rehab yesterday. 6K/0BB. Should be back w/ STL within a week I’d bet.

  108. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hey Grey I finally dropped D Murphy because someone dropped B Crawford (can’t figure out why ) and now had no Mets and their piss lineup on any of my teams. So what do i do i pick up Conforto on all of them. My folks were right i never effin learn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  109. troy says:
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    This week I was able to pick up Desmond and Castro, to go with kinsler. Im sitting in 4th 8 points from 1st. Am I crazy to put my championship hopes on that MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      An MI alone is not going to win you a championship

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @troy: @troy: Starlin has sucked this season and keeps getting worse and easily upgradeable. More of a name than anything now.

  110. Tank1 says:
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    Two questions:

    1. In keeper league deal bogaerts and Franco for c. Davis? All are borderline keepers for next year.

    2. Who do you like more ROS Pence or Ellsbury? This league includes OPS as a category?

    Thanks and have a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Davis 2. Ells

  111. Swfcdan says:
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    Colabello anything more than a cooling schmo. Claim him in a 16 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much more

  112. Great White North says:
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    A thought for next year. In a RCL, I wonder how well I could do drafting SP with my 6 first picks, starting the hell out of them (except at Coors), then trading them all midseason for proven bats.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Great White North: aren’t SP hard to flip in RCL’s (it’s been mentioned here numerous times). you won’t get value for the rounds you drafted them likely.

  113. Grey

    Grey says:
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  114. This is why I dont ask the royal Greycious to many questions. Between all of the crying men begging for his attention it reminds me of the Beatles at the Ed Sullivan show in 64 its hard to get a word in. And not like Grey dont answer everyone. It just takes two hours to scroll through all of the post. Anyway who would you rather have as a second baseman and Mi in the home stretch of the playoffs. a really Rough Odor, K.WONG, or J.Harrison. 7×7 OPS and K’S as the oddball two other stats

  115. Grey

    Grey says:
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  116. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A trade question for you. I have been offered Jose Altuve for Nolan Arenado in our 11 Team Roto League. This would obviously help in SBs but hurt in HRS and other offensive production. He also has Cano who he would be willing to deal instead. What are your thoughts on the deal?

    Thanks much Grey.

  117. Grey

    Grey says:
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  118. Trout says:
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    Rusney’s been absent from Pawtucket’s line up 4 games in a row. What’s happening with Boston’s entire organization? Do they care anymore? Do they realize how much dough they committed to this guy? No news of an injury. Apparently he’s fathered everyone he’s currently set to father, so no paternity leave. Is he now even lower on the depth chart than Allen Craig? Is that possible? Do they have any comprehension how all this silence affects MY team? I’m in a battle over here! I need all hands on deck! I need information, man! I can’t burn a bench spot forever! I already lost out on Piscotty and Conforto! I’ve already used my days allotted exclamations. And I own Bleb!

  119. Grey

    Grey says:
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  120. G says:
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    Better player for ROS to have? Better player next year? Pederson or springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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  121. 740 says:
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    sup Grey, 10team h2h 5×5.

    Lindor or Desmond?

    thank you

  122. Milarky says:
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    What do you make of Brandon Crawford for the second half? I’ve been offered Crawford and Gerrit Cole for Correa (yes, it’s a keeper), and it could be the type of deal that helps me seal my league if I’m willing to take the loss of Correa long term. But it only works if I Crawford can stay close to this level of production. Thoughts?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Milarky: crawford has been around long enough for this to not likely be his real level of production. correa is the new tulo on the other hand. Cole of course is a top 7ish or better SP in dynasties.

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