True story:  in a 15-team league last year, I toyed with dropping Corey Kluber in April.  He was being dropped in multiple leagues, most shallower than mine.  If you think I’m crazy as a loon wearing a “I’m crazier than a loon” t-shirt, you have selective memory about him from last year.  I decided to stick it out with Kluber and he ended up winning the Cy Young last year.  This true story, of course, makes me sound even more moronic than usual.  It also highlights a point, Kluber likes the cold weather about as much as a chapped nipple.  Or maybe he just takes some time to get going.  Either way, his Aprils have been forgettable for the last two years.  This year, his April is actually better than last year’s by any measure that means anything.  His K-rate is up, ground balls are up (not literally), fly balls are down (literally), xFIP is way down, walks are down and his K/BB is up.  You have to do some serious digging to find something that is negative for him this past month other than his ERA.  His velocity is down a hair (0.5 MPH on his fastball) and his line drive rate is up (people are making better contact).  Everything else is nails, and not as in Lenny “Nails” Dykstra just invested me in this mutual fund and I lost my retirement savings.  There’s some worry to some that Kluber threw too many innings last year.  That’s not a worry.  He’s 29 years old; a jump in IP from one year to the next is for pitchers 25 years and younger.  Also, plenty of great analysis here and elsewhere has shown that jump in innings isn’t the end all/be all, even if it applied, which it does not.  As the weather warms up, his sensitive nips will be less dry and he’ll likely have months of a sub-2 ERA.  If you can buy him now, do it.  Quickly!  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Brandon Morrow – Like Morrow was a gift and you’ve got eternity to think about what you do with him.  What could you do with him?  What can you do with him?  What could you do with him?  I went waiver divin’!  I went rocky mountain batty callin’!  I went 2.7 seconds on a streamer named Matt Shoemaker!  And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter (about Devon Travis), and I watched Billy Hamilton as he was flyin’.  And Hanley said someday I hope you get a chance to trot around the bases like you’re not even tryin’!  To run like you weren’t even tryin’!  To run like you weren’t even tryin’! Waiver divin’!  Batty callin’!  Devon Travis!  And Hanley said someday I hope you get a chance to trot around the bases like you’re not even tryin’!

Mike Foltynewicz – Here’s what I said the other day, “Just as my fingers were starting to recuperate from typing Samardzija, here comes his brother from another Scrabble board.  Foltynewicz is interesting mostly because he throws hard.  Like hard hard.  Like hard hard hard.  Last year, he averaged 96.7 MPH on his fastball.  That would lead the majors for starters this year.  So, yeah, hard, ya heard?  Last year that velocity led to a 5.30 ERA.  Lowercase yay.  So, in deep mixed and NL-Only leagues, he’s worth a flyer, but I’d like to see more in most leagues.  Oh, and for those wondering how to pronounce his name, it’s like Voltynewicz but with an F.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Travis Wood – Ya know, by the time you finally listen to me and pick him up, his shizz will go pear-shaped.  So, let’s get everyone on board and grab him, so he can regress already.

Jesse Chavez – I was at a Radisson recently thinking about how the nicer the adjective in a hotel’s name the worst the hotel.  Best Western?  Bleh.  Super 8?  Awful.  Radisson?  Okay.  Does this have anything to do with Chavez?  No, but I just went over him this morning.

J.A. Happ – He feels like a Greene, Paxton, Taijuan, (insert preseason sleeper) that just hasn’t had the bottom fall out yet.  Which is to say I’d own him while waiting for the bottom to drop out.

Jason Hammel – It’s hard to find a more exciting name on waivers than Hammel. (Assuming you’re in a 15-team or deeper league or just like hummels and he reminds you of that.)

Carlos Frias – A true test to how much you trust the Stream-o-Nator will be whether you stream Frias tonight.  Usually SON is hella conservative with youngsters, but it loves Frias today.  Like an unnatural love, like when the Hitter-Tron was putting a brand-new screwdriver in its nether regions in public.

Scott Baker – Hmm, okay, so the Stream-o-Nator basically just hates the Diamondbacks this weekend.  Baker gets a $16.6 value.  Baker better be bringing some red bean donuts for that price.

Marco Gonzales – Wainwright went down so where’s the Cards next great pitching prospect?  Marco….YOLO!   He’s rehabbing an injury in the minors.  I imagine it’ll be at least a few weeks before we see him, maybe a month.

Brett Cecil – He’s the closer in Toronto, or as they say in Canada, “He’s the closer, eh.”

A.J. Ramos – I think it’s likely a waste of a roster spot to grab Ramos, because I bet Loria moves the Marlins before the Marlins move Cishek.

A.J. Pierzynski – Knock, knock.  Who’s there?  Pierzynski.  Pierzynski who?  A.J.  Are you dumb?  Do you know another Pierzynski?

Nick Hundley – Marshmallow Peep these stats from Hundley:  13 HRs in 114 games while playing his home games in Petco.  This summer he’s gonna be in Coors.  But, you have to promise me, if you pick up Hundley, you can’t ask if you should drop him in a week.  It was 13 HRs in 114 games, not in the next 5 games.

Adam Lind – I think people think I’m joshing when I say it’ll be a race between Braun and Lind for fantasy value this year.  Last year, Braun had 19 homers, 11 steals and a .266 average.  That was while staying relatively healthy (135 games).  In 2013, Lind hit 23 homers and .288.  Last year, Lind hit 6 homers and .333.  No idea what happened with his power last year, but he already has 4 homers and should easily get more than 20 HRs this year.

C.J. Cron – Here’s what I said this offseason when Cron had a full-time job (before losing it and since regaining it), “Cron has power potential that shows in his 27 homers in High-A in 2012.  Then in 2013 *covers mouth so you can’t hear* and, in 2014, he hit 18 homers between Triple-A and the majors (11 in MLB in 242 ABs).  No idea what happened in 2013, perhaps he thought his first initials stood for Custom Juice and he got roped into this stupid custom juice craze.  I miss the salad days of fro-yo.  Now everywhere I go it’s kale juice this, beet juice that.  What about orange juice’s feelings?!  Are you people that unsympathetic?!  Cron is capable of 25 homers.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Chris Owings – Has 12-homer power and 20+ steal speed, and shouldn’t kill you in average.  Any of that shizz apparent so far?  No, not a whole lot, but it’s still early, said the calendar to the man.  Is that a line from a 70’s folk song?  It sounds like it, don’t it?

Luis Valbuena – I wish I was in one of those leagues where Valbuena was available.  *goes to waiver wire to make sure I’m not*  Okay, so I hadn’t looked before, fair enough.

Dilson Herrera – The Mets called him up and said he won’t sit on the bench while he’s up.  Why do we care that Dilson’s on his way to the land of “Why Don’t You Just Like The Yanks?” and young pitcher injuries?  Cause he’s got some talent.  Here’s what Prospect Mike said, “Herrera already saw the majors last year – hitting .220 in 66 plate appearances but also popping three homers.  The low batting average from that small sample is deceiving since Herrera actually has an above average hit tool with the potential to hit .270+ in the majors one day.  Couple that with 12-15 homer power and double-digit speed for a solid option in your middle infield slot.  Now if he hated Grey as much as me, we’d be kindred spirits.”  Hey, c’mon!  I took a gamble on Dilson in one league and would’ve added him in a few leagues if he were available.  I mean, I dropped Cozart; he’ll be there again if I want to re-pick him up.  He always is.  Sorry, Cozart, no one really wants you.  Salieri exclaims, “Yes!  Oh, crap, my wig slid off.  Don’t look at me!”

Odubel Herrera – I have a fever and the only cure is more Odubel!

Freddy Galvis – Literally just a hot schmotato.  Like, literally his temperature in 99 degrees and he has underground stems and is high in potassium.

Carlos Correa – I don’t think he’ll be called up in the next 6 weeks, but, if I don’t list him in the Buys and he is called up, I’ll look foolish.  Now I’ll just never mention what I wrote about him.

Juan Lagares – Apples and …uh…What’s a non-apple fruit?  Okay, it’s apples and non-apples, but Lagares is cemented in the top of a lineup that is doing well, and is owned in 27% of leagues.  Then you have Jimmy Paredes owned in 70% of leagues and is a one-dimensional platoon player.  I love Paredes as much as the next contestant in an Ethel Merman Lookalike Contest, but c’mon.

Justin Maxwell – Would you believe Maxwell is starting over Belt?  Get smart, Bochy!

Josh Hamilton – Just went over my Josh Hamilton fantasy.  It was written while wondering how many more chances Hamilton will get and landing on at least seven more chances.

Colby Rasmus – Geiger…let’s go!

Scott Van Slyke – Here’s the thing with Van Slyke.  In order for Mattingly to move Pederson up in the order and use Yimi late in games, as he should be, Mattingly needs to figure out new way to look daft.  Look no dafter –> Van Slyke as starting outfielder over Guerrero.

Josh Reddick – Go ahead, grab Reddick — that’s what she never said!  Stop lying to yourself!  It’s sad.  You’re making your mother cry.  Find a nice girl to marry.

SELL

Dallas Keuchel – For those wondering what I have against guys that don’t strikeout anyone, look no further than Greene turning to mold.  If a guy doesn’t strikeout hitters, they must rely on the batter hitting balls to fielders.  The problem with that is when the ball goes between fielders and becomes runs.  Right now, Keuchel’s K-rate is 5.35, walk rate is 2.7 and his xFIP 3.53 vs. his 0.73 ERA.  That’s obscenely lucky.  He’s left 88.9% of men on base.  That’s a higher percentage than that girl you dated in high school that went on to be a nun.  His BABIP is .157.  Basically, that says that a grounder is being hit right up the middle, being caught by a feral squirrel and said squirrel is throwing it to first to get the runner by a step.  The Regression Fairies are rubbing their hands together as they watch an Ethel Merman Lookalike Contest, just waiting to pounce.

Adrian Gonzalez – I hate to repeat myself — And that’s me quoting me! Hot schmotato alert! Cyclops with a monocle! — since I did mention this the other day about A-Gon, but it was just in a sea of other blurbs, and here I can really highlight it, then point back to this in two months while using my other hand to point and laugh at everyone that held onto him.  A-Gon’s stats this April:  8 HRs, .383.  His April stats last year:  8 HRs, .337.  His May stats:  4 HRs, .231.  His June stats:  1 HR, .222.  By July he was playing in a coed softball league, taking a hanging slider for a strike from Daisy Fuentes.  I’m not saying I’d trade A-Gon for a baby Tylenol with “Xtasy” scratched onto it, but I’d explore options.

  1. phil says:
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    to get Marco G. I would need to drop Rafael Montero…what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Jay says:
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      @phil: isn’t montero going on the DL or at least being sent back down

  2. tony says:
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    myers and samardzija for bats??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats

  3. Jay says:
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    where can i get my hands on those baby aspirins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give me 2 minutes!

  4. kisses says:
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    Which side:

    Cruz+Salazar+Storen
    For
    Dee+Cole+Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: thanks xoxo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, xoxo

  5. The Great Knoche says:
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    Who had Addison Russell in the “Which Cubs call up will homer first pool?”

    Me neither

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  6. J-FOH says:
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    Just because you don’t like Mexican food doesn’t mean you have to hate on Adrian Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, hand in hand

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: thats like me with motza balls and….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          hey!

  7. mikey says:
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    How do you rank morrow next to these guys. Walker, Ubaldo, Happ

    Are you starting wood @cards on monday SON says no. Don’t want to start my week off with a 7 era lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubldo, Morrow at home, Happ

      I’d start Wood

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @mikey: burnett was rated badly @ STL, he tore em up. PHI series was against the PHI, for those thinking STL is some kind of great offense all of a sudden.

  8. dom says:
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    do you like Pierzynski better in the short term than jay castro or zunino? atlanta’s lineup is doo doo..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Castro

  9. Five-On-One says:
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    Hey Grey– Who is in line to replace Reed as Arizona’s closer? Reed has looked.. well.. a lot like Reed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Five-On-One: marshall has shit the sheets so far, otherwise likely be him. ARI also has best future bullpen depth in probably entire league in the minors, but don’t think many of them up yet.

  10. Jake I says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you pick up Valbuena and drop Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jake I says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. ashtray says:
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    Would you cut LaRoche for any of the guys on this list (Lind, Reddick, Cron) or keep hoping he’ll solve that 40% strike out rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Yonzer says:
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        @Grey: “Nope” as in, you wouldn’t cut LaRoche for those guys? (Or “nope” that you wouldn’t wait for LaRoche to figure out the strike rate)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  12. John says:
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    trade away Wacha for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  13. Pete says:
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    Would you grab Foltynewicz over Shane Greene in a 2 move per week, keep forever 12 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  14. Josh says:
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    Drop Shoemaker for Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    Grey, getting back to our trade discussion, I’m laying it all out here again:

    Offered a deal that I’m considering, but think I’m going to deny – what do you think? Here’s the offer:

    I get – I.Desmond/G.Holland/Carrasco
    I give – Joc/A.Miller/G.Cole

    Here’s my team:

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Wong
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Xander
    IF – Longo
    OF – Jones
    OF – Dickerson
    OF – Myers
    OF – Springer
    UTIL – Joc
    UTIL – Moss
    BN – Marisnick
    BN – Tex
    DL – Rios
    DL – Gomes
    N/A – Correa

    SP – Scherzer, Archer, G. Cole, Samardzjia, A.Wood, Odorizzi, DeScalfini, Bauer
    RP – Cishek, Papelbon, A.Miller, Soria, Grilli

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

    We do keep 5 (1 franchise and 4 for two years). Right now the franchise is Jones.

    I just did the Springer/Bauer for Arenado/McHugh swap. Do you think I should still do this deal for Carrasco/Desmond/Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you show me your team with Arenado?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, probably shoulda done that. Just copied and pasted the old thread.

        C – Vogt
        1B – Rizzo
        2B – Wong
        3B – Miggy
        SS – Xander
        IF – Arenado
        OF – Jones
        OF – Dickerson
        OF – Myers
        OF – Joc
        UTIL – Longo
        UTIL – Moss
        BN – Marisnick
        BN – Reddick
        DL – Rios
        DL – Gomes
        N/A – Correa

        SP – Scherzer, Archer, G. Cole, Samardzjia, A.Wood, Odorizzi, DeScalfini, McHugh
        RP – Cishek, Papelbon, A.Miller, Soria, Grilli

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      I wouldn’t make that trade if I were you. I love Carrasco but he’s an arm problem risk. Cole could be a top 5 in the game arm for the next 5 years. Pederson could sit at the top of the Dodgers line up and go 20/30 or better.

      Desmond has been trending down. Relievers are relievers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade still looks in your favor

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s tight. I could see Cole as a keeper. I could see Pederson as a keeper but there are other good choice. Have a season to figure out. The better keeper options are on the side he’s giving though.

        Ros I’d rather have Cole than Carrasco. I think Pederson will be better than Desmond. Relievers pretty close to a push with Holland on the shelf for another couple of weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco = Cole, Desmond has multiple years of being best SS in fantasy, Joc has a few weeks…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: @Grey: I still think Cole is the better pitcher over Carrasco. Desmond could be better than Joc, but Joc could also go 20/30 with 100 runs if Maddeningly leaves him atop the lineup. I also think Xander is capable of putting up similar numbers to Desmond. More so than whoever is going to replace Joc in my OF.

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Desmond has been a bit of a second half player. What if you’re going into next year and Joc looks like 25/25 year after year guy? He might be that. He’d be a top 10 player potentially. There aren’t many. There’s no way Desmond is that.

            Joc is going to slump though. Both his BABIP and his HR/FB totally unsustainable. It’s tight. I think the tipper for me is I feel safe with/better about Cole right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re saying what could be vs what is… Lean towards what is and you should be better off most times

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: well if you’re looking at what is, Desmond IS terrible right now. Who’s to say he is going to pick it up? Sorry, playing Devil’s Advocate here. It’s a REALLY tough call. Cole is the tipper for me – and that I think Xander could potentially be just as good if not better than Desmond this season.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s three weeks

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I think you have to look ahead a little bit in a keeper league, obviously. Changes the calculus slightly. Not as if Pederson is without credentials.

                Maybe some recency bias creeping based on how poor Desmond has been. He’s at a 62% GB right now. He only attempted one steal in April. He only hit .250 last year after all.

                It’s pretty close.

                And I think the highest risk player in the trade is Carrasco.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it could go either way

                • Wilsonian says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: what if I could then flip Xander for Souza to help make up for some of the OF slack? I’d be ok with that, but Carrasco still worries me a bit. May wait to see what he does tonight in his start.

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @Wilsonian:

                    It’s not bad. I like Cole and Pederson. I’d hold. But it’s a gutish call.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: @Grey: see, I kind of agree with Steve. It’s a tough call. Don’t necessarily know if Holland is much better than Miller, at least not enough to win me the league or anything. Cole I like more than Carrasco. And after doing the trade for Arenado, I’m not sure I like the idea of dumping yet another solid young bat from my OF. Desmond can be awesome, but I think this makes my team worse. He may not be better than Xander at SS.

  16. rustbucket says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Gyorko or Dilson NL Only?
    Espinosa or Garrett Jones 20 team mixed?

    Thanks for the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dilson…Espinosa…Thanks!

  17. Bob says:
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    I feel crazy asking this, but I was just offered Kershaw giving up Hanley. Deep 12 team ESPN 6×6 with walks + holds. My top pitchers are Tyson Ross, jzimm, Hughes and hutch, so I’m hurting but I’m killing offense with stanton, Upton, Frazier, Chris Davis. My middle infielders are boegarts, Guerrero, solarte.

    I hate trading bats for arms but I feel I have to take this yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: also have Heyward, duda, Gardner

      PS duda autocorrected to drugs haha

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Bob: I wish I had drugs.

        I’ll leave it to you to decide whether that was autocorrected.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Steve Stevenson: seems to be a properly worded sentence, and true for most most of the time to boot. my credentials speak for themselves, and being a doctor, i’m a little biased on the drug front though.

  18. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Jason Heyward, Jeff Samardzija: buy low or sell low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy, hold

  19. Abe Froman says:
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    10 team AL-only roto. Can only make 1 move per week and have been dealing with injuries the last few.

    Who do you like of the following and how much to bid of a remaining $73 FAAB? 6×6, looking for runs.

    Giavotella, Shane Robinson, Smoak, Marwin Gonzalez, Ruggiano.

    BTW, thanks for all your advice–grabbed Marisnick for $1 in this league and he’s been killing it for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Who do you need from these free agents?

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Grey:

        Just need the best available for my utility slot. Have Vogt there now, but am gonna swap him into catcher and drop Chirinos.

  20. Maver1ck says:
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    Trading away my Wacha and Blackmon for Kluber? Yes please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side

  21. Zeus says:
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    Wood and Chavez available for two starts. Would you drop either Paxton or Walker for either?

    Current staff Cole, Harvey, Arrieta, A Wood, Salazar C Martinez. C Allen Rondon and Grili are my closers.

    Thanks

  22. PistolofPete says:
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    Got an offer to trade Bruce and Rondon for Holland. Do it?

    • PistolofPete says:
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      @PistolofPete:

      closers will be: allen, holland, k-rod
      of will be: harper, stanton, puig, myers, heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I never do this, but I need to take a victory lap on the Kluber trade I did earlier this week, because it’s all thanks to your advice, Grey! Klubey (just after his bad game this week) for only my Britton and Salazar (just before his bad game this week).

    Thanks again, Razzball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  24. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Is this the time to buy real low on Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I figure they will finally work with Greene and have him start wasting pitches instead of sitting in the zone. The guy has great control but rarely throws outside or drops one in the dirt for unhittable pitches.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be, he’s cheap as dirt to buy now, so no harm, no foul

  25. B the Esq. says:
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    10 tm H2H

    What kind of offer would get Kluber? Mgr. with Kluber said he was looking for SS and SP in general, not specifically mentioning Kluber was available….

    Rollins, DeSclafani (special rules in our keeper for Rookie eligbile players kept from year to year, so his value increases) and Kazmir?

    Could also include or swap in some combination of Shark, Hammel, Ventura, Fiers, Pomeranz…

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not listing anyone of yours that would get Kluber

  26. ChrisG says:
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    Valbuena is available in my 10 team H2H league. I currently have

    CI: Freeman / Arenado / Lind
    MI: Wong / Desmond / Segura, plus Rendon coming off the DL
    Util: Avisail / Pagan

    Someone (probably Pagan) has to go when Rendon returns…anyone else worth dropping to grab Valbuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  27. Jon says:
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    Herrerra or Odor in a keeper league? Thinking about ROS but also someone who could end up in my 18 keeper pool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: I have Odor and Murphy (one at2B & the other at 2B/SS) & Wilmer Flores.. should I be snagging Dilson Herrera, or just wait & see?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  28. Zeus says:
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    Galvis or Solarte to replace Lowrie at MI. 14 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis for now

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Uh oh. I betta mind my p’s and queues. I’m on the wrong side of the site runner twice in the wink of a cat’s meow.

        • Zeus says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: better than a twink in a cats ahole

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: if it makes you feel better I’m on your side this time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I almost said Yangervis

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Solarte might hit, may or may not play.

            Galvis will play, probably won’t hit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Zeus:

      Solarte

  29. Ray says:
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    Choo just hit the wire in 6×6 H2H OPS. Any hope for him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a flyer

  30. Cheese says:
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    You mentioned to drop Shoe out of the following:

    Saunders, Marisnick, Avisail Garcia, Moss, Hutchison, Chase Anderson, Shane Greene, DeSclafani, Shoemaker

    Does your opinion change if its K/9 and K/BB instead of just Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Saunders

  31. bDruck says:
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    Grey,

    I just pulled the trigger on this move:

    Give up: Gerrit Cole, Archer, Keuchel, A. wood, and Simmons

    Get: Price, Harvey, Jansen, and Bogaerts

    It’s an 8×7 H2h with 5×5 cats plus Hits 2B and Ks on offense and Losses and Holds for pitchers.

    My staff besides those above: Shelby Miller, Odorizzi, Wacha,Ross, A. Miller, Rosenthal, Storen, Clippard. I also have Verlander and Fernandez on the shelf.

    Did I give up too much with Harvey’s injury/shutdown risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  32. Sooner74012 says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H points league.

    My pitchers: Price, Cole, Alex Wood, Colon, Lackey, Samardzjia, Carrasco, Fister and Happ.
    Would you drop any of them for Travis Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  33. Ralph says:
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    Drop Granderson or Jennings for Rasmus (20 TM mixed)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings if you don’t need SBs

  34. Cram It says:
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    I see that somebody all drunk and hopped up on Adderall at 9 in the morning hacked my account and shat all over your morning post. Sweet.

    Will you be watching Folty pitch at all tonight? I don’t want to turn away from the Harvey/Scherzer game, but I will if I can’t get a report on how he looks.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: No MLB TV?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, excited to see him

    • The Jerk Store says:
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      @Cram It: Must’ve been some JERK!

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Jerk Store: That guy probably needs to check in to rehab.

        • The Jerk Store says:
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          @Cram It: Rehab is for quitters

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @The Jerk Store: that last line a friend of mine somehow worked into his dialogue every day. it was great. dude resembled Jay from Jay and Silent Bob too, good stuff.

  35. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey. Devon’s not in the lineup. Why hast thou forsaken us? What did we do wrong?

    I’m looking to add Dilson, but his prospects for steady ABs is unclear once Wright gets back. Still, his minors numbers remind me of a certain special someone who may or may not be our favorite player.

    Deep 16 teamer, would you lose ASSdrubal for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noooooooo… I’d hold Asdrubal

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I figured. He’s just so freaking MEH. But he’s not this bad.

        Thx, Grizzle. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, Phil!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How is the weekend anyway?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Phil of the Future: You gotta admit, that’s an interesting looking Jays lineup .

      1 Donaldson
      2 Bautista
      3 Encarnacion

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @The Great Knoche: It’s like a Pez Dispenser. You take the top piece out and then the rest of the pieces move up one.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Phil of the Future: i’d think they would be quite clear, he won’t start.

  36. Harris says:
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    Drop Kipnis for Lemathieu? Already have Travis, h2h 10 team league with no DL. I have Reyes and Gomez on the “bench”. Thinking the Rockies are home next week I could stick him in the lineup. The real question is Kipnis worth hanging onto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Harris says:
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        @Grey: nope as in don’t drop him, or nope as in he’s not worth holding onto. Sorry for the horribly worded question. This question sucks too, keep Kipnis. Y/N.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Harris:

          Nope as in don’t drop Kipnis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t drop

  37. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I pronounce Mike’s last name as Froy Leben. Thanks Jerry Lewis/Animaniacs!

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Sky:

      In my mind I call him Fawlty Towers.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @The Great Knoche:

          Exactly what was in the back of my mind.

          That and Farty Towels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Just in general thank them for me too

  38. JVanSlyke says:
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    Streamonator likes him but are you guys staring Carrasco tonight?

    • JVanSlyke says:
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      @JVanSlyke:

      Starting. Sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  39. bob says:
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    Drop greene or paxton for ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

    • Ralph says:
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      @bob: Greene

  40. Alan says:
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    God damnit, you were right, sell C Mart. I am trying but no takers. Am I going to be punished if I hold on to him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not terribly

  41. MB says:
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    I was offered Evan Longoria for Jon Lester (I am getting longoria)

    My staff without him would be c mart, hammel, carrasco, kazmir, quintana

    11 team shallow 7×7 with obp and slg QS holds. I am in last place and have only Ryan Zimmerman at 3B. Yahoo 10 hitters, 1350 inn limit. No keepers involved

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  42. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Cubs have 8 hits and 2 BBs and one run….on a solo homer.

    Is no one enrolling in “Hitting with Runners in Scoring Position” at Cubs U: A Liberal Arts Baseball Program?

    I think they’re all taking the cruise classes like “Meaningless Bases Empty Singles”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: @GhostTownSteve: They only have 4 ABs with runners in scoring position, the three hits to start the game with the outfield putout and double play didn’t help.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        Situational Hitting: Modern Theory and Practice? Probably not offered until next semester.

  43. What can do says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I want Pineda and he’s asking for Keuchel. No brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Ralph says:
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      @What can do: yes. no brainer to reject

  44. K Loggins says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto. My pitching is AWFUL.

    Got offered Kluber Ventura and Edwin for Gold, Rendon, Uehara.

    Take it?

    • Cram It says:
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      @K Loggins: That offer is awful. No way.

  45. Bossman Sr says:
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    My CMart for Lester ? 14tm H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  46. The Jerk Store says:
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    Thoughts on picking up Dilson Herrera, dropping Flores or B Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  47. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    What caliber of pitcher would you be looking to get for Keuchel on a sell high? Are we talking Aiming for Matt Harvey or aiming for Alfredo Simon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey would be amazing

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great:

      It seems very unlikely that you’re going to get a pitcher better than Keuchel for Keuchel unless you’re in a league with some rubes, in which case you should win regardless of what you do with Keuchel.

      Keuchel for Harvey isn’t a legitimate offer in most formats. You can offer it and if it gets accepted that’s just stupid luck.

      Post the rest of your roster if you’d like and we can take a look and see if there’s a way to flip Keuchel for a sneaky upgrade somewhere else.

      • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: The only spot I could really use a sneak upgrade at is at SP (my ratios have been awful).

        I just didn’t know if Grey (or anyone else for that matter) had any particular value in mind – like “For Keuchel I’d be looking to get someone like [player x] back.”

        • Oaktownsteve says:
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          @Gonzo_The_Great:

          Yeah you can toss names out but that kind of trade is really tricky. I think what you want to do if you want to try and cash on keuchel is trade away another piece from a position of strength. Target a couple guys who you think could help you like kluber is a good example and give a little to get a little. Course throwing shit on the wall to see if it sticks sometimes works. Give Harvey a shot if you don’t mind a potential dumbass call. But I think p for p with Keuchel not the way to go. Look for someone strong on pitching who sees Keuchel as a downgrade but not a bad one. Give a little on o or pen and get Kluber. Archer? Greinke?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Oaktownsteve: simon is worse, so don’t trade for him. try for harvey then go lower and lower till you reach guys ranked just like keuchel, and then you could try to get one of them AND something else for him. I’m trying carrasco for keuchel right now, harvey isn’t good target since he’s both ranked high AND playing good right now. carrasco isn’t.

  48. Josh says:
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    12 team points league, which side wins? McHugh and A-Rod or Arenado and Masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  49. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Should I drop Pompey or Daniel Norris for one of the following pitchers?

    Shelby Miller, T Wood, Ubaldo, Burnett, or Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Eo, Pompey, Ubaldo

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. M att says:
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    My pitching staff has become a pitching stash.
    Gonzales is available…currently have Heaney and D. Norris. What 2 would you want?

    Deep league with 12 bench spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Gonzales

  51. Bill says:
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    Got offered Kluber for Dickerson…pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  52. Quick Sycamore says:
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    So I’ve been trying to get Kluber and the owner is willing to trade him, but hes not really saying what he wants. I was thinking of offering either Chris Davis or Todd Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Offer either

  53. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    I have Carlos Gomez getting ready to come off the DL and I need to free up a spot for him. I can drop Dexter Fowler, who would become my only bench bat, but he’s been so good I hate to do that. My other option is to drop a SP from a loaded staff. They are:

    Hamels
    DeGrom
    Ross
    Sonny
    McHugh
    Liriano
    Archer
    Wacha
    Hahn
    DeSclafani

    Who should I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Thanks Grey! That makes me sad, but I know its the right move. You’re like my fantasy baseball dad. Thanks Dad!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem son!

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: you probably could find better SP than hahn around too.

  54. tals23 says:
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    In a 15 team, head to head, keeper league I am being offered odirrizi, beltre, and Neil walker for Strasburg….this league only starts 4 SPs each week and 2 closers (papelbon and Rodney)…my pitching staff consists of sherzer, Strasburg, Locke, Simon, McHugh, Niese, harang, Tillman and Cosart….with Corbin and Ryu on the DL….my current starters at 2b and 3b are Herrera and middlebrooks respectively, but I am awaiting David Wright’s return and it appears to be sooner rather than later…my best current option at DH is napoli, though I just traded Miguel Gonzales for pagan, so I plan on sliding pagan into the DH slot immediately….I am also awaiting the return of pence and eventually Rios, both of which will bolster my Of, where I am currently starting Betts, cespedes, and inciarte….I guess the question comes down you whether walker is the much of an upgrade over Herrera, beltre will return to form and I can upgrade DH, and odirrizi is good enough to part with Strasburg (who’s velocity is down and seems off to me)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg side

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Greg says:
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    Hi Grey! TGIF…..so….someone dropped Jayson Werth and another dropped Shoemaker….
    So: q’s

    1) OF I have Calhoun, Yellich, Springer (heating up!), Pollack, Marsinick…all good but not great…Werth worth a flyer and if so who do I cut? Obviously power is weak…others-Snider (platooning it seems), Rasmus, Arcia, Khris Davis….add any or hold? and again, who to shed?

    2)As for pitching, I have Archer, DeGrom, Wacha, CMart, Morrow, Jimmy Nelson, and Rodon as starters (Jose Fernandez on DL and waiting out Rodon)….out there are: Rubby (I know you are high on him), The guy from ATL who’s name I can’t spell, Dan Haren, Taj, Shoemaker, Koehler. Frankly inclined to hold, but your thoughts appreciated.

    3) Last…Ian Desmond is killing me…won’t cut him but thinking of adding SS help…available: Alexei Ramirez, Wilmer Flores, A. Simmons, and….Owings. I’m infatuated with Flores….but really liked Owings last year. Hold on till Dez rights the ship or drop an OF or CJ Cron?

    Lots of questions, I know, but thanks in advance!! 14 team Yahoo 5×5 H2H.

    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, hold…hold

  56. Jay says:
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    Norris back to the minors…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  57. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Looks like Norris is being sent down. Who do you like between Duffy, happ and nick Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  58. CMUTimmah says:
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    Steven Souza… what’s the play here… hold on and hope this isn’t the result of the league finding holes in his swing already? Or drop him for Jason Heyward (just dropped) or Dexter Fowler?

    I could make an argument in any direction here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @CMUTimmah: since it exactly coincides with his forearm thing that took him out of a game early during a game last week he’s simply injured is way more likely.

  59. Don says:
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    Trade help please, 10 team mixed.

    Carlos Martinez, Devon Travis, and Kris Bryant for his McHugh, Andrew Miller, and Xander. I do need SS help. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side

  60. Zeus says:
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    Would you Trade Mccutchen for Altuve? Saunders and Gose are my replacements. The rest of my OF is good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  61. Me says:
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    Please put more Garth Brooks into your writeups.

    • Me says:
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      @Me: Tim McGraw* WTF MY ONLY CHANCE TO SHINE

      Do you like country music, really? If so, you’re cool.

      Er than you already were.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Tim McGraw

  62. JAV says:
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    If you had to carry 2 of these pitchers for the rest of the season who would it be: Green, Nelson, Eovaldi, Ubaldo, Miguel Gonzalez, Collmenter, Wood.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo, Eo

  63. rainking99 says:
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    My team is struggling….currently in 8th out of 9 teams. We have expanded roster size to make up for having only 9 teams.

    Here are my pitchers:

    Harvey, Carrasco, Hughes, Bauer, Nelson, Hammel, Happ, (DL Jose Fernandez)

    Storen, Clippard, Boxberger, Casilla, Familia, Osuna, Giles

    Available on wire: Quintana, A. Sanchez, Duffy, Paxton, Hahn, Folty, Medina, Rubby

    Would you recommend any changes at this time?

    Thanks for all your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax over Nelson

  64. Keith says:
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    Greyte-One: would you trade Votto for Kluber if you needed pitching? I have Goldschmidt and Lind.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Keith:

      Yes

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Keith:

          Fo sho. Hope you get him. He’s fun to own. Nasty.

  65. The Great Knoche says:
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    Travis out of lineup due to Collarbone injury. X-rays negative at this time.

    What does that mean at this time? Like if he looks at Jose Reyes it will be broke tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’s fine

  66. Raptor jesus says:
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    Would you drop avisail Garcia in a standard 5 x 5 10 team league? I need pitching badly and am running out of patience

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Raptor jesus: .309 BA, Line drive percent is high, fly ball percent is low. He will start elevating some. It’ll come.

      The white sox lineup is simply lulling opposing pitchers into a false sense of security.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to hold

  67. Me says:
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    Would you, or would you not, trade Buxton for Seager in a dynasty? I’m getting tired of waiting for Buxton who may or may not live up to the hype.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Me:

      Scouts are split on Seager’s upside. Impossible question to answer.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Me: Which Seager?

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Gotta be time for another?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I assumed Kyle

          • Oaktownsteve says:
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            @Me:

            See my answer above

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Oaktownsteve: he’s clearly comparing prospects here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade

      • Me says:
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        @Grey: It’s Corey

  68. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H Points…3pts=SB, -1pt=CS, 1pt=BB, -1pt=K

    Own Cozart, Lawrie, DeAza, Crispy Young and Rajai Davis. Have to start 3 of them.

    Any of these worthy replacements for this week+?

    Cron
    Pillar
    Maxwell
    Dilson Herrera

    Thinking at least Cron…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron over Cozart

  69. Big Magoo says:
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    Pearce is starting at 2B tonight. Can I rescind my “trash” verdict from earlier this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Big Magoo: flaherty back soon so he won’t play much there either, unless of course he hits like it was last year too.

  70. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop c-mart for smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  71. Nico says:
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    In a head to head points league, would you trade Shelby Miller and Carlos Gonzalez for Puig and Kenley Jansen? I have the extra DL slots to stash them for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. Chrisso says:
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    Are we starting DeSclafani today vs Atl ? SON doesn’t think he’s much chop..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  73. Chrisso says:
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    And how about Miguel Gpnzales vs Tampa tomorrow? SON not fussed on him either…

    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup on both

  74. CMUTimmah says:
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    Which side do you like:
    Trade:

    I give up Josh Harrison (Wong at 2B, Carpenter at 3B, and Rendon coming off DL)

    I get Kyle Hendricks

    Harrison looking like a one hit wonder… should I push for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Push for more

  75. tyler says:
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    Trade Wacha and Heyward for Kluber? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  76. M says:
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    Would you try and sell high on Marisnick based off of this or can he still be a valuable player in a deep mixed league (obviously he won’t keep his hot start up)

    “The Astros have been a surprising team thus far largely because of what players have contributed to their success from the plate. Along with Luis Valbuena, Jake Marisnick has topped the list of under-the-radar names leading the Astros. Marisnick is a young player who is known for his athleticism, and he’s shown why early in the season with six stolen bases and four infield base hits. He’s also increased his line drive percentage so far this year by over four points from his small sample size last season. All of this seem to be an odd reason for me to being selling.

    The problem with Marisnick, however, is that he currently has a 21.1% infield hit-rate, resulting in a .425 BABIP. He has also cut his strikeout rate from 2015 nearly in half, currently sitting at 15.8%, a rate far better than his minor league numbers, which did not drop below 23.0% over a full season. Although it’s obvious to everyone that he won’t continue his .380 average, he is a candidate to fall well below the .300 mark and closer to a .250 average.

    This average will also come with empty counting numbers. Marisnick has already hit two home runs, but he has only hit flyballs at a 28.6% rate with ground ball rate of 45.2% and currently holds a 16.7% HR/FB, all suggesting his current power is unsustainable. Although he’s moved up in the lineup recently, when Evan Gattis and Chris Carter inevitably heat up he’ll move back down in the lineup leaving him fewer opportunities for runs and RBI.

    Marisnick should be able to continue his production in steals, so assuming he has regular playing time the potential for 20-25 stolen base potential is there. Feel free to ride Marisnick while you can, but if owners in your league are buying in, sell high on him now”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who would buy him or for what

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @M:

      The answer to your question is fundamental to how you make trades. Given the inevitable regression in his BABAIP you start to build a profile of what you think he’ll look like at the end of the year. I personally happen to think that his skill set is pretty good and he’s going to be a small break out but not an explosion. I also think give the Stros contact rate and their belief in SABR, IF Marisnick is in the midst of a mini breakout then he could end up hitting lead off for them. I won’t project as if that will be the case, but I’ll factor in a little. So what I want to get from Marisnick is .270, 12 bombs, 25 bags, 70 runs and 50 RBIs.

      Ok so now you go out into trade land and you project him as a .285/15/30 guy. Go look at your standings and see who is last in steals and work your way up from there.

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @M: Not sure about your league, but it’s really hard to convince anyone in my leagues to buy anyone who was acquired off the wire. Esp just a few weeks in. If the guy is vying for the batting title after the ASB than maybe…

      • M says:
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        @dem ribbies: I’m in a 15 team 6x6obp keeper league. I have other viable OF’s (Blackmon. Ozuna, Puig, Gomez) so debating whether to sell high or ride him out

  77. dem ribbies says:
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    Rumor has it Yan Gomes is ahead of schedule on his rehab. Worth a cheap DL stash in a keeper? Figure he’ll serve as primary DH (but C eligible) until his knee can handle backstop duties.

    Could just rock the Vogt ROS too.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Gomes

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @dem ribbies:

      Vogt will have better numbers than Gomes. He’s the realo dealo

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: you’re probably right. If Yan comes back hot tho I can deal him on name value, or, deal Vogt when the next top Catcher goes down. Happy to roll w/ Vogt, but I paid like $15 for Gomes in the auction originally and wouldn’t want another guy to get the cheap DL scoop on him, so that’s part of it.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @dem ribbies:

          Good thinking

  78. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    Would you drop Jose Ramirez for Dilson Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  79. jacque jones says:
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    I know you have the love for Avisail but in a 10tm H2H should I let him sit as a FA? It’s really hard seeing him there…my OF is
    GOMEZ (DL)
    SOLER
    YELICH (DL)
    MOSS(PLAYS 1B/CI in yahoo bc .pujols is 53)
    PEDERSON
    RAJ (SAGNOF)
    FOWLER.
    Drop Cozart or Andrus for Avisail?
    And son of a bench on ADDISON.
    -XOXO
    (guy with 3 ss and Heavon Travis)

  80. Troy says:
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    Gray! I am normally a big fan of your work, but I must admit this bit about Kluber is really quite upsetting…not because I don’t agree. Quite the opposite really. I had all but convinced an owner in my league to give me Kluber for the Panda. Today he decides no and says he read this article and decided to stick it out a little longer. Your popularity is destroying my ability to rip off my opponents. Shame on you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, mea culpa, friend!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Chrisso: @Troy: at least now you know he’s on here. And he now of course also knows who YOU are on here though. You can use that of course (poker levels of thinking etc)

  81. Bryan says:
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    Grey, looking for a 5th starter long term, out of these pitchers who would u pick up, A.Wood,T.Wood,Happ,Ubaldo or Hammel?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Bryan:

      A Wood. As in “How much wood would A Wood(chuck) chuck…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. jacque jones says:
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    Follow up 14tm roto keepr..m. which side Kluber/Chris Davis or Stras/Seager?
    And A-Gon/stras or Machado/Cain?
    Thanks have a good weekend

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @jacque jones:

      Kluber Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You crazy, All Shinny.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I like the Stras side in the second one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too, let’s make it happen!

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                My uncle has an old barn we can use. We could put on a show and raise that money ourselves. Whaddya say gang?!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeehaw!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My autocorrect wanted to write Mark Teehan there… I abuse my autocorrect with baseball

  83. GJH says:
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    Grey,
    T. Walker or Morrow in a 10 Team H2H Points League.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow at home

  84. ye says:
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    which one ROS Andrus, santana, brad miler, hardy, simmons,flores, dilson herrera,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  85. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Victor has one extra base hit this year. Double. That’s it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprised

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: if you are talking about V-Mart, yeah that sucks having listened OPS rater to drafting that hump in an OPS money league. I didn’t believe in his homer breakout at all, but OPS rater clearly gave him credit for good OBP and doubles at least. no doubles, bad average, not good OBP leaves him with singles and sac flys. F’ing gross.

  86. Kap says:
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    After Rubby finishes off the Dodgers tonight, everyone’s going to be buying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  87. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    My r zimmermann and Shane Greene for
    Kyle Seager and either Paxton or Duffy.

    Do the deal? And if so, which pitcher do I want back?
    Leaning Paxton but always listen to your sage wisdom in these matters…

    Thanks as usual…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager and Pax

  88. Flunkie says:
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    Big dynasty possibility here… 14 tm OBP

    which side do you like between Harper/Harvey/JoFer and Trout/Pedroia/Greinke? I know it’s Trout, but I think the Harper side wins by a good clip here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  89. MB says:
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    Cool to drop cliff lee in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  90. B.o.B says:
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    I’m sure you’ve been asked this a million times but is Tanaka worth hanging onto in 10 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  91. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Ay Carrasco! Upside down exclamation points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      Happy Matt Harvey Day everybody except Grey. It’s like a Christmas Day when you’re Jewish for you isn’t it. The most magical day of the year and you’re stuck eating Chinese.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @GhostTownSteve:

        All had to do is say Jewish and there’s Jason Kipnis.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha… That’s true, and sad (I actually have him as a $5 keeper in my nl only league)

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          So you kind of have like one waspy grandparent.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Totes! But he’s very generous

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              Nice

  92. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Cleveland’s line up suck. Uber Blah.

    • Tigres says:
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      Tribe on the comeback! It’s almost like they heard you.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  93. Adam says:
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    Grey,

    My pitching sucks. We’re in a 12-team keeper (keep 10, no other rules) league and I’m being offered Straus, McCutchen, and his Round4 for Cespedes, Sano, and my Round1. Do I pull the trigger? I’m stacked in the OF, so I can lose a little there.

    Need help :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey: I’m an idiot. That’s a yes? Haha. I love you forever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  94. Mark says:
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    Where is Carrasco going to finish at the end of the year? top 10 SP? top 20 SP? etc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully 10

  95. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    jose ram both terrible and now being twice in a row benched for aviles.
    OPS league. could use steals but need a 2B for sure. forsythe/giavotella (2nd day in a row in 2nd order spot)/dilson (not sure at all about his playing time)

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:

      I kind of like Gianni Giovatella. I think there’s a Puccini opera by that name.

      He can hit a little. Finds himself in a nice spot. That’s my pick.

      Joey Jo Jo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  96. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Ok Albrechtmundsun and remaining razzers. Have a killer weekend. I’ll be hunkering int he home of the mountain king, eduard greig style. Go A’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, GTS!

  97. Fungazi says:
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    Donaldson possible leg injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, something looked off

  98. Birrrdy! says:
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    “Geiger…let’s go!” Awesome. Some great memories over that one, and the podcast where she joined you was priceless.

    She should be a regularly recurring character on Razzball because that video needs to live on forever. Question, does she still root for Colby and his teams since the Cards? Inquiring minds want to know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I wondered the same thing, then I thought about how she’s prolly in grad school and I got depressed

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: If “grad school” means assistant manager at the local Sonic. ;)

        “Fire Burning In the Outfield” for all the uninitiated….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, awesome!

  99. Mark says:
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    Man watching carrasco, maybe it is the blue jays tough lineup, but he throws a lot of first pitch balls. Hope I dont regret buying on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s one start

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: and the 3rd bad one in a row since getting wacked in head, along with “arm stiffness”. at least in one league bats and E5 are doing well i guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His first start back wasn’t bad

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: you are right, it was just short, from being safe with his “arm stiffness”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, and tonight if Lonnie was an inch taller he would’ve been out of the big inning

              • dickerson's jock...strap says:
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                @Grey: might as well drop him… lol these people

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup

                • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                  @dickerson’s jock…strap: i wasn’t mentioning (nor imagining) dropping him. I was mentioning Grey’s own worry about the arm stiffness from after his first start back after getting hit in head.

  100. Mike says:
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    1) Valbuena or Daniel Murphy?

    2) Keeper question…do you like Gallo or Corey Seager more as a keeper in a H2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena…Seager

  101. Jonesy says:
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    @Grey – 6×6 with OPS.

    How do you rank Marisnick, Reddick, and Revere?

    Then Dannys Santana, Dilson, O Herrera, Owings, and Flores?

    Thanks in advance. Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked the OFs… Owings, odubel

  102. tar says:
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    Are you picking up colome looks good out there? Would you add him over happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  103. Jack says:
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    I may be forced to pick up a streamer on Sunday in this week’s H2H match. I’m going to win K’s. If I’m behind or tied in ERA, WHIP and W’s which of the following Sunday pitchers do I pick up. Cosart has been the best of the 4 but SON is saying Bret Anderson. I have listed SON’s $, W%, ERA, WHIP predictions:

    Bret Anderson vARI (C. Anderson) 9.5, .38, 3.13, 1.19
    C. Anderson @LAD(B Anderson) 7.5, .35, 3.56, 1.24
    Cosart vPHI (Gonzalez) 1.9, .40, 3.42, 1.32
    Chen @TB (Karns) 0.8, .40, 4.06, 1.25

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with SON

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Jack: chen’s ugly if he can’t even go into TB and have a decent rating. how bad would it be if it was in BAL? like -11? worse?

  104. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    what’s up with a-jax giving a shit last 2 or slightly more days? he doesn’t seem to be this way in like 2 or 3 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

  105. Hot Rod

    JimmyBond says:
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    heard tonight on the SEA-HOU game – Astros lead the league in home runs and in steals. Wait, what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Its like Biggio, Bagwell and James Mouton all over again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  106. tentyme says:
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    good evening Grey ! So whats your thoughts on this colome from Tampa pitching today. Is he worth a spec add and dropping shoemaker for him or hold off on this guy he to wild? Thanks for your thoughts..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  107. Brian says:
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    Holliday/Carlos Martinez/Gregerson for Cueto/Semien. What side would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto, it’s fair

  108. The Great Knoche says:
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    Flowery Twats throws hard and can handle the lumber!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @tentyme: There was a Foltynewicz naming discussion earlier.

  109. Kap says:
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    DeSclafani vs Foltynewicz tonight, talk about a mouthful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  110. FrankGrimes says:
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    just heard on a police scanner
    there is an APB for Carlos Santana

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Nah, he’s still in Arizona with Ian Desmond and Carlos Gonzalez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope they find him

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        no shit!
        RCL
        wins 1 point
        avg 1 point
        Ks 3 points
        in fourth place jeez…now what?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jeurys pitching like 5 IP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Werth falls down!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Should make save easier

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope so, just hope he doesn’t get too lax and give up runs

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: Lights out.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nasty

  111. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey, I could use your thoughts on this.
    In my H2H matchup I have Hester, Arrieta, and Shields vs. his Rubby, Morrow, Fister, Teheran, Nelson and Cosart. I’m up by 12 Ks and we are tied in Ws. I’m ahead in ERA and we are tied in WHIP.

    If Rubby and Hester were to wash each others starts, would it be worth dropping Bolsinger for Marquis (tomorrow) and then stream Worley on Sunday?

    I am torn as it might be better to hold onto Bolsinger for the long haul.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bolsinger and go for it

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Pugs&Slugs: Drop Hester ( i don’t know who you are) if you need ?to! I doubt it cuz his matchup sucks. Those pitchers are gonna get rocked!

  112. Mac McMacinmac says:
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    Better ros: owings or yonder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  113. Juan on Juan says:
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    Grey is Cron or Laroche the better pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  114. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    1. Start Maxwell (C.J. Wilson) or Guerrero (Rubby)?
    2. Should I bench K. Davis till he breaks out of his slump in favor of the two above (assuming Guerrero starts)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex… Start Davis

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  115. Bye Felicia says:
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    I’m loving the ” I just made this shitty trade, how did I do comments lately”

    Well, if you asked somebody here before you made the ridiculous trade someone could have helped you.

    What do you think about Cashner for Pujlos? Buy low or Pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  116. FrankGrimes says:
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    the mess let Harvey go into the ninth
    in his last start in a 8-2 game yet
    pull him tonight when its 1-0
    vs division rival huh?

  117. Tom says:
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    Pick 1 to drop for ROS in an OBP league from the time Crisp comes off DL:
    Fowler,
    Crisp,
    L Martin,
    Souza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp

  118. Macio says:
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    Thanks for the great read! Bogaerts/Calhoun too much to give up for Desmond? I doubt the owner would go for my Bogaerts/Fowler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  119. Abdoozy says:
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    My Desmond for his Kluber,
    12 team ESPN H2H 6×6 (ops, QS)

    Fair? I could move Bogaerts to 3B and pick up Yunel at short.. I could use the SP as my guys have been pooping the bed lately. And I’m worried that Desmond is going to be spending a lot of time on the bench thinking about what trade school to enroll in before its too late..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  120. primetime_players says:
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    Grey, time to drop shoemaker and hutch? was gonna pick up burnett but someone beat me too him..

    Otherwise, there is Happ, Paxton and Wood on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Wood

  121. tony says:
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    drop one Lorenzo Cain, joc pederson, gregory polanco, wil myers, pollock, souza…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  122. Bryan says:
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    Grey, SON loves Baker tomorrow against Arizona, do u think he is a good start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: thank u sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Josh says:
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    Trade Odorizzi and Cishek to get LCain or Myers? 12 team H2H league, I’m lacking in R and SB, but Myers seems like the better choice here right if I can get him? Would pick up Hutchison or Eovaldi to replace my empty slot. My closers will be McGee, Axford, and Street if I do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Swee thanks. LCain or Myers? J-FOH has LCain higher, so does your bud Tristan Cockroft

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  124. scott steelers says:
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    I’m trading mccutch for rodon samardzija and calhoun. thinking of finally pulling the trigger. Smart or dumb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  125. FrankGrimes says:
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    Spring a ling a ding dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ding, ding, ding!

  126. tentyme says:
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    In a 12 team h2h AL/NL weekly points league where you get minus 1 for a strike out and souza has been killing me. Would you grab any of these free agent OF’s over souza…Aoki, inciarte, Reddick, Pillar, chris young, leonys martin, either, rajai davis,juan lagaras, kiermeier, alex guerrero, pompey, cuddyer, and NO this is NOT a keeper league or should I still hold souza. I have to start souza though unless I sit him and play josh harrison instead I’m still waiting for yelich to come back. Thank you for the help !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  127. The Great Knoche says:
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    Token Mesoraco sighting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The monster is alive?

  128. yariel says:
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    Was offered his Bautista and Werth for my Cargo and C.Davis. I have Frazier at 3b. Is this good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  129. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, Ozuna went 4-4 tonight. Jobu likes the attention! Here we go!!

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: BTW I’m totally with you on the stanky beards! Shave them off or make them look as good as Big Papi’s! You know he has a personal barber that dials that shizzz in every other day! Have a great weekend BFF!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, go to the Art of Shaving already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BFF, we need an OZUNA doll too

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: BFF, it took a combined act of Buddha and Jobu to get a licensed Jobu. I’m down for an Ozuna doll, ( we need to side bar on this) even better news Arenado just touched em!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado!

  130. Nightpandas says:
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    Hold onto Rubby after tonight or grab Frias or Colome? (15 teams, limited moves)

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: got Folty as well that I could drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  131. joeg414 says:
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    Swihart coming up. I got Plawecki in for d’Arnaud. Still might pickup Swihart (even so its a one catcher league ) maybe to trade . Who would you cut from the bench Dilson Herrera or M.Franco ?

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      I got DJ LeMahieu starting until Rendon comes back.

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      Never mind , someone just picked him up . But dropped Cron. ……Interesting ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  132. tar says:
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    drop bruce for reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  133. miles says:
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    start adam jones vs archer or polanco vs lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  134. Brett says:
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    Grey

    You mentioned earlier you would rather stash d’Arnaud over yan Gomes can you explain why?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want whichever one comes back first

  135. GOOD WIL HITTING says:
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    H2H POINTS LEAGUE —
    nl only 10 team, 7 keepers league
    my deGrom for his Young Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Joc

  136. Jerry says:
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    Hey Grey, Burnett or Anibal Sanchez for ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, pretty much a toss up

  137. Bill Lee says:
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    missed out on travis wood as some other schleprock picked him up.

    dropped daniel norris and picked up ubaldo. please pray for me.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bill Lee: That is why they call you the Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will do!

  138. Mello Yello says:
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    Swihart’s up…I’m jumping in the deep end!! I missed out on Vogt, and there’s a lot of the exact same player available at catcher right now, but not too many potential difference maker…that lineup man…just hit .280 and let the chips fall where they may…Go Sox! (Why didn’t that dude throw the A-Rod homer back?…Who the eff would pay anything for that?…That was such a waste of a potentially iconic moment that would have meant more than the homer itself)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him too in one league

  139. BulinWall says:
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    Traded Keuchel and Segura for J.Upton.
    Good deal for me? (I also have Castro @ SS)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @BulinWall: Sounds Kool and the Gang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  140. highheat17 says:
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    Would you trade Ozuna for Souza ? H2H Daily

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @highheat17: Ohhhh, I like this one…yeah I’ll go Souza but good trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  141. jal179 says:
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    My CI Pujols for their Kluber? 10 teamer redraft

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @jal179: Yes so long as your CI contingent plan is in order

      • jal179 says:
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        Right now it is Teix but Moostacos aslo avaiable on the wire.

        I’m just really doubting Poo.

        Is Teix + Wacha a fairi offer or Kluber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  142. jal179 says:
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    If Teix played 140 games would 25 dongs 90 rbis and a 235 avg seem possible? Is that much worse than Pooholes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thx. Agree. I’m really toying with the idea of moving pooholes while it’ still fresh in everyone’s mind that the Poo is supposed to be drafted in the top 50…

  143. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    just sent off some crazy offers like bauer for kluber, t.wood for carrasco, and how what’s the order to send off for carrasco in this one, one of t.wood/hughes/bauer for carrasco? i have kluber or carrasco already in each of these leagues i’m trying this in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Bauer, Hughes

  144. Mikey says:
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    Trade Teheren for Wood???? Teheran [email protected] yrs. Alex Wood = 1 @ 5yrs. What do you guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. Wilson says:
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    Since there is concern with Shark

    Trade my Shark for his Reddick, is it fair?
    My OF is not bad but need hot bats

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Wilson: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  146. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Sell Longo for Kluber? What if I have to throw in C-Mart (Longo and C-Mart for Kluber)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  147. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    16 team dynasty where i’m far and away the best team (not taking credit for that one i took over this team the last day of last year when this team got 2nd previous owner quit) due mostly to offense. K/9 and QS and holds. this pitching staff
    SP harvey/salazar/t.wood/hahn/c.anderson/hughes/archer/happ.
    RP (7 slots) rondon/a.torres/duke/farquhar/osuna, so two open slots
    DL -ryu/kenley/ottavino

    When Kenley comes back i’m assuming Hahn’s spot is the drop. Till then though drop Hahn for either a SP or RP?
    1. a SP. alex colombe (SON hates this guy)/shoemaker/karns/rubby
    2. RP. madsen/logan/hagadone/jennings (could have more value owning duke)/baez/l.garcia/salas/furbush/mcallister (in case he moves up, which i was reading somewhere)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Colome 2. Madson

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey:
        1. if i’m weaker in holds than wins and QS go with madsen i guess over colome?
        2. drop c.anderson for colome (he looked really good, but SON hates him compared to anderson)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure… Yes

  148. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey, not sure if you look at posts that reply to in the middle of the page so I’m posting again at the bottom. I posted earlier about Odorizzi+Cishek for Wil Myers. He countered Odorizzi+Cishek for Lorenzo Cain. That’s still good for me if I need R and SB right? Also, who do you like ROS between Nelson and Chavez? I was thinking of trying to balance it a bit more by doing

    Odorizzi+Cishek+Chavez for Nelson+LCain+(pick up eovladi from WW). I think JB likes Nelson more, I’m a bit torn myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain side

  149. Kap says:
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    Trade my Iwakuma for Joc?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kap: Oh God yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. slimbo says:
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    Bench bats. Hechavarria garcia and fowler…would you drop any of them for Teixeira lind paredes or travis wood?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @slimbo: You have to at least consider Garcia for Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hechavarria for Lind

  151. Connor says:
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    Would you trade Billy Hamilton and Jeff Samardzija for Corey Kluber and Adam Lind? I have about double the steals of the guy with 2nd most (and yes, I realize Hamilton is a large part of that) and my pitching is absolutely atrocious.

    Also, on Hundley – I agree completely on him. But in a standard 5×5 roto 12-team, would you hold onto him at all times? Or do you drop him if he has a 10 game stretch away from Coors, and pick up another catcher from Hittertron, then hope Hundley is available when they return home?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Connor: Can you get something better than Lind? Think you may be able to get more based on Hamilton’s buzz factor. On Hundley, if he starts streaking, people will put claims on him, so you’re playing a dangerous game with the add/drop strategy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley at home works for me

  152. Lovedarooks says:
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    Owings or odor ROY 5×5?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Lovedarooks: Odor based on upside…but man am I glad I dropped him for Devon Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  153. Dave F says:
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    Would you own Pillar or Canha over any of the LF options you mentioned in the “buy” column? My LF is a mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  154. David says:
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    In a vacuum, which side would you want to be on: McHugh for D. Travis

    Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @David: Man I got a picture of Devon Travis on my trapper keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  155. mike says:
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    Morning Grey,
    who would you roll with rest of season between:
    Alexei Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins, Danny Santana, Elvis Andrus and Johnny Peralta?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  156. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey thank you for helpful advices as always

    With Pence is coming back, my OFs are very full, Stanton, J Upton, Dickerson, Soler, Pence, and a streamer like Tomas Lagares eft in 10-team league

    I would like to trade Dickerson for Castro or Pedroria or Dozier
    Suggest me to target which one? And do I give too much? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trades

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

        What if I trade Soler or Pence instead? Who to be targeted?
        (My MIs are really garbages .. need better one to join my team)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence for Pedroia?

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks, I will try to offer.
            And, I need R .. pity to trade Pence away but can try..

  157. Pauly smooth says:
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    Grey,
    Would you trade wacha for Marisnick and Latos. I need some pop but Wacha is my best pitcher.

    Psmooth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  158. chad says:
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    Are Hahn or Paxton worth a look in a 10 teamer? And if so, which one do you prefer?
    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @chad: Both are worth a look. I like Paxton a little more, but this is definitely a buy low scenario for both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  159. Hot Colon says:
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    Morning Grey!

    with the latest timetable on Iwakuma, and Fernandez on my lone DL slot, is it wise to drop Kuma for Paxton in 14 team H2H points league?

    Or is Iwakuma still a top 20 SP for the final 4 months of the season?

    And who is most expendable of my fringe bats- Carter Lind Fowler or Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Carter

  160. troy says:
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    Grandal or swihart…grandal has been a total bust so far

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @troy: He totally has…I actually foresaw that coming and picked up Vogt like a week into the season. The catching market is so blah, and Grandal would just be another dude…I’m a Sox fan so maybe I’m biased but we’re freggin stoked Swihart’s up. He may not hit the ground running, but we have a ton tied up in this guy in terms of the future and us not having Cole Hamels right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swihart

  161. booty says:
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    Joc or soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  162. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey need to drop one Souza or Rollins? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  163. slew says:
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    14 team Dynasty, do you like J. Nelson or Colome’?
    -thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  164. Mello Yello says:
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    Hey I made it through a night without one of my guys getting hit in the face!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was a good day!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Swihart debut T-Minus 45 minutes…hoping to keep the good times going!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

  165. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I see Colome is a buy for you i grabbed him in all my leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  166. Zeus says:
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    Need pitching in an OBP league. Trade Duda for Mchugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  167. Baren says:
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    Thinking about dropping Ramos for Swihart. Thoughts?

    Also, what do you think is Correa’s value once called up? Is he a Bryant type prospect or a tier or so lower?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it… Yeah, Correa’s a big time prospect, he’s not due up for a bit

      • Baren says:
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        @Grey: cool. Planning a bit ahead for my deep dynasty league. I have both Bryant and Arenado, and if I can flip one for a SS I’d be set for a while, just not sure what Correa is worth. When he does get the call. Good stuff.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Baren: seager likely up earlier, both ranked top 6 according to mike.

  168. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I always like see folks on my roster in the buy column.

    Needed pitching help – traded Goldy for Sale and Joey Bats – I’m feeling aight with this one –

    Perfect day for gardening, baseball and a visit from Sampson Simpson.

    Toodles!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid, toodles!

  169. Bryan says:
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    Grey, i looked at SON but would u start Liriano at Cards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  170. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I wouldn’t touch DeSclafani till Mesoraco returns. Pena calls a terrible game. I think DeSclafani will improve how much idk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  171. gumball says:
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    hurting at 1base have Napoli – someone somehow dropped Trumbo What % of your FAB season bu allocation would you bid for Trumbo other WW 1 baseman include I davis morse thanks Gumball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell me how much faab you have

  172. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5. Longo or Chris Davis ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  173. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    may have been kind of glad to have kept fiers in both really deep leagues (20’s) and some others, (15’s). Not in 12’s of course.

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    Xander is not doing a damn thing at SS for me. Would you dump him for Semien or Dannys? I could also dump DeSclafini who is my worst SP.

    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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      I wouldn’t

  175. Josh says:
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    I got Fiers in a trade yesterday by complete accident in a 12 teamer. it was a 2 for 1 trade and I asked the guy to give me his worst pitcher so I didn’t have to use a transaction to pick a guy up since I’m almost capped this week. He gave me Fiers. I was expecting him to bomb and I would just drop and pick up someone else, but now I probably can’t drop him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    WT hell is polanco being taken out for? he’s been on base every time today.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: the platooning since choate is a lefty, except if you actually look up choate’s stats, he doesn’t get lefties out. so PIT yanked a good fielder, who’s 3/3 on base, in a tie game that could go on for a while, for corey F’ing hart.

  177. The JoGarza says:
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    Do you still like Wong over Travis? Got both in a league, looking to sell one.

    If it’s Travis, what tier player can I get? #3 SP and #2 OF? Or am I aiming too high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Lance Lynn in return for Devon Travis sound fair or am I aiming too low there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

  178. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Happy Billy Burns day, Grey

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @Sky:

      Think he gets any playing time?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @The JoGarza: probably. Don’t think they called him up to ride the pine, they already had plenty of OF depth without him.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Sky: don’t need anybody else stealing canha’s at bats, unless of course billy plays a LOT of course, i could use steals too.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        He should’ve been given a shot over Fuld in CF to begin with

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Sky: don’t see why not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, and to you!

  179. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    hamels is seriously turning into this season’s not-today Fiers. lots of hits and walks, but still K’s.

  180. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    in a league with whip, K’s and BB’s, roto, stick with rodon or go back to fiers or kelly? rodon really allows a lot of runners, of course he’s really only had 2 shots also. 14 team roto, so not a lot of SP out there. could also drop 1 or more of c.anderson or rubby for fiers/kelly/greene. No ERA so guys like C.anderson/Rubby aren’t as bad as they would be in standard leagues, having most of their earned runs off homers, not clogging bases like Fiers had until today.

  181. Nojangles says:
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    J d Martinez for degrom

    Marisnick/mchugh. For pence/alex wood

    Degrom/pence for Joey bats

    Which sides!? 10 team roto h2h Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jd…wood…Bats

  182. Joeg414 says:
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    Take a chance on C.Allen or Cishek ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  183. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    souza for Tyson ross? wacha? hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Wacha

  184. SteveNZ says:
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    Kluber price probably just dropped a little bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perfect time to buy!

  185. I am the Walrus says:
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    Was offered Bradley for Lincecum. I think I should take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  186. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey which side do you like…OBP

    Dickerson
    Samardzjia
    Span

    or

    Arenado
    Ventura
    A Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  187. Fungazi says:
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    Supergreen should be dropped in a 12 team with L & QS as extra cats?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Fungazi: yeah try soylent greene, or maybe that’s what becomes of his owners if they start him. 12 teamers should have better options.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: Stuporgreene! It’s to open a roster spot, so I don’t need to pick up anyone to replace him.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Fungazi: i like that name better than my soylent greene. sure, but might as well get better pitcher for a pitcher slot though, right?

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Crapshoot Kershaw: I feel like this guy is going to be back on my team every time he strings together some good starts for the rest of the year, and never do me much good. Ugh.

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, Santana.

  189. jal179 says:
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    My CI Pooholes for their Arrieta or Shields or Tyson Ross? 10 team redraft h2h. Which fairest offer? Their CI Laroche

    Moosetacos reliable enough as a CI in 5×5 +Hits+OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta, it’s fair

  190. Wilson says:
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    Who in my team is better to trade for Kluber?
    Greinke or Cole or both not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Dropped LoMo last night. Of course I did.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @SteveNZ: how deep of a league did you own lomo in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oops

  192. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    walden already mentioning problems with stiff shoulder. great. 20 team H2H dynasty with a bunch of extra stats, like put outs/doubles/triples/BB’s/assists/OF assists/double plays turned.
    C zunino
    1B fielder
    2B forsythe
    SS andrus
    3B beltre
    LF ozuna
    CF leonys
    RF stanton
    util van slyke
    BN inciarte/choo/jose ramirez

    arcia/alonso/revere all come off waivers tomorrow, i’m already at bottom from grabbing betancourt. d.peralta also out there, could grab him with inciarte and lock up ARI OF spot. raburn/lomo also out there.
    1. drop van slyke for any of these? alonso has steady job (crawford and puig not out forever to give van slyke at bats)
    2. keep inciarte over all of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: #2 so inciarte over revere then, i’m probably ok in steals already with leonys/andrus, might benefit from inciarte’s over production more than revere’s sagnoffyness.
        3. keep jose ram over marwin G? he’s now starting and sees to for forseeable future.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Ender… Yes, Jose

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Rajai and Gose aboard. Gotta be a double steal, right?

  194. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Kluber or cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  195. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    once price plays in a non-tundra he looks fine. it was around 60 or so today in cleveland though, so kluber can’t hide behind weather today.

  196. Wilson says:
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    Valbuena was dropped in my league

    My MIs are D Murphy & Kipnis & Semien, drop who to pick him? or not to? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  197. Pb&j says:
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    Wow Fiers today. Grab him or Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

      • Pb&j says:
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        @Grey: yup I agree. I got him. Can’t ignore 12 k’s. thx grey. Let’s go PAC man.

  198. smoochkat3000 says:
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    Big Up Grey- first time, long time.

    It’s like limbo
    For Kluber, how low can you go
    Should we go lower than yo bimbo panty hose ?
    Damn yo
    My pitching is pretty damn low
    but feel my Outfield got mo ammo than Rambo
    Hamboooooo

    (A.Jones, C. Gomez, M.Kemp, Marisnick, Souza, Blackmon, Tomas)

    Kemp?

    PEACE !!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try Kemp

  199. ebudz says:
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    Ahh Grey I’m getting streamed to death and starting Walker today backfired big time… trailing by 50 going into the final day of my H2H Points matchup .. About to be handed my first loss unless hopefully my offense plus Happ @HOU, Bauer vs. TOR, and Hammerll vs. MIL can outscore his Lincecum, Fister and Kelly tomorrow..

    Moving forward how should I just adjust my pitching staff after what you saw this weekend?

    Available SP Pitching: Colome, Paxton, R. De Le Rosa, Fiers, Eovaldi, Hahn, J. Chavez, AJ Burnett, Quintana, Rodon, M. Gonzalez, A. Bradley, T. Walker, Hutchinson , J. Nelson, Iwakuma, J. Weaver, B. Anderson, C. Anderson, S. Baker, Masterson, Greene, Dickey, Cingrani, B. Morrow, W. Peralta, D. Norris, A. Warren, Shoemaker, I. Kennedy

    10 Team H2H Pts
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, C. McHugh, P. Hughes, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (Bauer, Smyly, T. Wood, Happ, Hammell )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers over Smyly

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Gahh looks I’m losing my first one but my opponent was on a mission to knock me off this week and I would have beaten 8 of the other teams so I can’t get too discouraged!

        1. I actually dropped Happ already for Fiers so did I make a mistake? I shouldn’t doubt you but I’m surprised you’d recommended dropping Smyly though… in fact is it better to try and sell him? Maybe offer him to the Kluber owner who might be ready to give up? Or should I be trying to sell a different pitcher?

        2. Also, is Hammel worth holding onto or should I drop him one of the above? Or just keep streaming?

        3. Oh and Segura has been awesome since I picked him up a week ago but now after he got hit in the helmet today I don’t know who I should be replacing him with if he going to miss time? A. Simmons, Andrus, Iglesias, Rollins, A. Russell…

        Thanks for the help man! Hope you had a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Nope, sounds good 2. Hold, but depends on options 3. He could be okay, hold tight for now

  200. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Tomas is hitting I know you were a big fan this pre season. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like him still

  201. Chris says:
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    In a H2H Points League…..Pick two
    Shoemaker
    Alfredo Simon
    Fiers
    Jimmy Nelson

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Nelson

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Hopefully they get traded. Just heard on Padres broadcast that the Brewers have notified all 29 teams that no one is off limits to trade.

        Towel Thrown in early in Brewtown.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, and yup

  202. hondo says:
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    I’m so pissed off about the ~ $20 you charged me for the *.* nators,

    that I bought you a daiquiri.
    If you keep charging me less than I used to donate,well,lets just say that tickles me.Verbally,not physically.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, bot money splits with Rudy, so thanks!

  203. chad huggins says:
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    Im holding carpenter. I have 3 offers. Carpenter for Holland, or Carpenter for Carlos Gonzalez and Christian Yelich, or Carpenter for Gattis. Its a 2 keeper league. However, none of them are likely to factor into that. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @chad huggins: pretty neat a hot streak will net you two guys that were drafted higher than crapenter.

  204. phil says:
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    Feliz and Tanaka for Walden in a league with Holds? I can’t believe that I want to just keep Walden. Am I crazy? Thanks.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @phil: keep Walden. Top holds guy.

      • phil says:
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        @Grey: Thank you – I accepted in time and gave him the option of backing out after the DL stint. Luckily for me he let it stand.
        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Thanks, I didn’t follow your advice, but it helps to have someone to bounce it off of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz

      • phil says:
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        @Grey: Thank you – I accepted in time and gave him the option of backing out after the DL stint. Luckily for me he let it stand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  205. Wilson says:
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    Hi I need R and SB

    I would like to trade my Greinke and Sandoval for his Dozier and Carpenter
    Fair to go?

    • Wilson says:
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      And if he asks to plus a closer like Allen, fair or not? Thanks

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Wilson: That’s a bad deal without the closer.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Wilson: Bad for you. You should be able to get D Gordon for Sandoval or Grienke depending on other teams needs.

            • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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              @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Grab Burns from Oakland just called should get you steals

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: You hate paying for speed

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  206. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, need some help buddy. My staff is getting killed. My roster is below, can you suggest any drops/adds with the following players available(ROS): Fiers, Greene, Chavez, Duffy, Snydergaard, Marco Gonzales…Also is Corbin a better DL stash than Parnell with the way Familia is closing out games iyo?

    ( 5×5 HTH OBP league)
    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Odorizzi
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP Walker
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench SP Happ
    Bench SPColome
    DL RP Parnell
    DL Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers over Happ, sure Corbin

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks for the reply so obviously you like Colome and holding Walker over Chavez. Think Coilome sticks or Cobbs bumps him out when he returns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tough to say, but I’d think so, and Karns would be out

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: Thanks as always Grey, dont want to be too hasty on Walker, came close to dropping him after last night for Chavez but he wasnt exactly lights out last week either.

  207. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey grey, worth using a number 1 priority on papelbon? he was somehow dropped in our league. I have Kimbrel and Allen at RP and we only have two slots. Picking him up would serve as possible trade bait. 12 team league with thin waivers. Thanks

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I would use Pap over Allen right now depending on who you drop.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Id have to drop one of jimmy nelson/paxton/fowler/morrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Grey: who’s the drop, pax, morrow, nelson or fowler? thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nelson

  208. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Morrow

  209. gbwr82 says:
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    Would you drop Souza for Reddick in H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • gbwr82 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Do you also have any idea when Corey Seager is going to get called up. I know they just put him in AAA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          September

  210. tim says:
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    Greene vs Colome ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  211. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, Grey. I lost Pompey in my AL-Only league. What are your thoughts on Villar as a replacement? My other options are David Murphy, Justin Ruggiano, or slamming my dong in the door of a taxi cab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d go Villar for now

  212. Oppo Taco says:
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    are you sitting or starting Bauer vs Tor and Nelson @ChC today? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Nelson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Starting him, I mean… Not sitting

  213. matt says:
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    Trade my kuechal for tyson ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  214. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    gio gonz was dropped, put a claim in and drop samardjizza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  215. FrankGrimes says:
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    Travis is sick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s my boy!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        what to do with Heyward?
        no one wants him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you just have to ride it out, unfortch

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            best offer was cobb for him
            I just offered him for Souza?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fair for Souza

  216. jvillan says:
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    hey Grey looks like Rendon won’t be up for awhile who you like maybe ROS, LeMahieu, Valbuena, Solarte, Odubel, or Brett Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

      • jvillan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks you’ve helped me a ton!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  217. jvillan says:
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    Grey also started season with Shoemaker, Iwakuma, Hutchison and Fiers. Replaced them week 3 with Eovaldi, Volquez and Chase Anderson in a panic move. Is it safe to get Fiers back over any of the replacements or Hammels, Cosart,Rubby DeLaRosa, Foltynewicz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers over Anderson

  218. Jon says:
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    Add Bruce or Souza over Avisail Garcia or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce over Avisail

  219. Jon says:
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    Add Grandal over Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  220. Jon says:
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    Add Greene, Taijuan Walker, or Morrow over Wood, Shoemaker, or Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow over Shoe

  221. booty says:
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    Segura or Cozart ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        what about Russell Over Segura?

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @FrankGrimes:
          Man Segura hit in head again

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, bad?

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @Grey:
              He left game
              Luckily ball hit front of helmet first

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Just watched, didn’t look that bad… Not great, obviously

                • FrankGrimes says:
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                  @Grey:
                  Yea 95 to face not too bad hehe

                  Yelich or Heyward?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Heyward, toss up though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’d go Segura

  222. Josh says:
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    So has Hammel become Hughes 2.0? Seems to have suddenly just refused to give up any walks whatsoever. K-rate is a bit the same as last year, and walk rate is down substantially, just like what Hughes did last year. His batted ball profile doesn’t appear any different from the previous years as well. He put up pretty damn good numbers last year as well, so with removing walks from his repertoire I think he can only get better, making a leap in skill similar to Hughes.

    Note: as I typed this response, Hammel walked a guy. DAMNIT HAMMEL! Still, BB/9 is down at Hughes-levels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he looks safe if unexciting

  223. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4 keeper.. need to pick up a pitcher..
    how would you rank ’em.
    Jimbo Diaz, Will Smith, Rosscup, Treinen, Morris, Jeffress..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosscup, Diaz

  224. Geo says:
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    Grey, love your write ups. Sorry for the lengthy message, but need your opinion.
    8 team keeper league (had two owners drop out after the first couple years of the league and couldn’t find two owners, so left it at 8. So most teams are pretty well off and we’ve gradually built up to 18 keepers with an option to keep 2 minor leaguers in that 18) No penalties or time limits on keepers. Head to head points league with 12 pitcher start limit per week. I have a stacked young offense: Swihart, Rizzo, Daniel Murphy/Dilson Herrera (will put/keep Baez there when he comes up), Kris Bryant, Simmons at SS (with Correa and Corey Seager on bench), Harper, Springer, Billy Hamilton, Machado, and Wil Meyers. I’ll keep Correa as my minor leaguer and the other 8 starters minus the catcher.
    Got offered Ventura and Alex Wood for Kluber and Huston Street. My pitchng is also well off: Kershaw, King Felix, Cole, Teheran, Bauer, Taijuan Walker, Jose Fernandez, Wheeler, Brandon Morrow, Travis Wood, Giolito, Glasnow, Appel, and have Ottavino (prob headed for TJ), Koji, Street, Cody Allen, Boxberger, and Cecil. So def don’t need Street, and he’s just a closer. And having Jose and Wheeler out, plus Walkers been streaky, I could use the extra depth/quality to help me till Fernandez comes back. Plus gives me two young keepers. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side

  225. Elwood Blues says:
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    Here’s another one.. keep Venable at $2 and hope.. or keep Denordia at $8.. NL Only 4×4 keeper.. I need to cut one to activate an OF. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you asking Denorfia? Cut him

      • Elwood Blues says:
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        @Grey: i am activating Taylor and need to cut either Venable or Denorfia.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Denorfia

  226. royce! says:
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    Started Vogt over Gattis in the Original Recipe RCL. Am I a bad person for being angry? I want it all!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: Eat my dust!

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: I gotta say, looking at your team I don’t see how you’re ahead of me…must be pitching. I have a lot of your bats (Beltre, McCann, Pujols) on my Early Bird Specials team and they are killing me. You’re lucky you didn’t end up with V Mart, though.

        Padres are looking really solid this year. You should consider coming to San Diego this summer- it’s your once in a lifetime chance to see them be competitive!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: Oh, man. Would love to come back to the States this year, however a new kitchen might get first call on the finances…

          We have briefly discussed an overseas trip next year to celebrate a milestone birthday…

          • royce! says:
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            @SteveNZ: Well you know the Razzballers would love to help you celebrate your 30th!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @royce!: *blushes*

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, 30, yeah!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You’re gonna be 100?!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Speak up, sonny!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HA

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @royce!: mccann is currently the 7th rated catcher so far this season, so unless you’re in like an 8 team league (and even then) he shouldn’t be considered doing badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do you have two catchers?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Because Gattis started the year badly but I didn’t think he was droppable so I played Vogt until Gattis sorted it out. I’ve been trying to deal Vogt for a pitcher but no one seems interested. I’m not dropping either now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weird no one would trade you anything for a catcher…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Very funny! I’m not asking for the moon! Just a SP3 or some donkeycorn or brainfreeze. Stephen Vogt is 33 on the player rater and has been a top 10 1B so far, which I think merits what would essentially be a top 30-50 SP. But owning a decent catcher is so taboo that people would rather continue playing someone like Grandal or Zunino.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mmm-hmm, right

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: Fine. I’m just going to pretend Vogt is not C eligible and then it won’t bother me as much.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @royce!: great conversation here. Knowing all youz guys faces helps a lot

                  • royce! says:
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                    @J-FOH: Ha!

                    I look a lot like my avatar, minus the Cubs hat, for those following at home…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @royce!: don’t forget the glasses

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, fair enough!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: If I recall correctly, you stole Gattis from me at the draft so don’t be darkening my door with any of your catcher-for-pitcher shenanigans.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @SteveNZ: FIGHT! FIGHT! WORLD STAR! WORLD STAR! *grabs popcorn*

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @J-FOH: Heh, I’m not sure any fight I’m involved in would be that entertaining. Or would last very long.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @SteveNZ: you and Royce would be like watching the drum kit fight from Stepbrothers

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @J-FOH: I’d totally rock those sweatbands.

                • royce! says:
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                  @J-FOH: It’d probably be about as amusing as the Mayweather/Paquiao fight but take less than 1/10 of the time.

                  That shizz was such a waste of money.

          • royce! says:
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            @SteveNZ: You win; I’m still smarting from when you traded me McCann like 3 years ago.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @royce!: What was that trade we did last year? Votto for someone, and then both did nothing then got injured?

              • royce! says:
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                @SteveNZ: Tanaka! Swapping kinda took the sting off

  227. Brad K says:
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    I have to drop one of the following pitchers in my points league. 7 points for a win, -5 points for a loss.
    JA Happ
    Hector Santiago
    Nate Eovaldi
    Shane Green

    • Brad K says:
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      @Brad K: I also own Danny Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Reddick. Thanks, Oaktown Steve.

  229. SteveNZ says:
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    Man, I’d almost forgotten I had Friedrich in an SP slot in my relievers-only h2h team. I need this to go well…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Double play, please.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @SteveNZ: the one time i did that for some asinine reason COL played him as fill in starter (rather than their actual LR guy bergman) and he got lit up.

  230. SteveNZ says:
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    Brooks Brown doing his best to lose my H2H matchup for me.

    Gyorko, really?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Would love a hit and a steal from Wong here…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: LOL

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ugh, would have preferred Brown to take a seat…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @SteveNZ: Did u just have a full conversation with yourself? lol

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Fungazi: I’m the only person who will listen to me.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @SteveNZ: I hear ya. I had Wong on my bench since he wasn’t starting.. ouch!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: yet not the only person on here that’s done that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I finally moved Gyorko to my bench in my NL-Only league… That league isn’t doing so, how do you say, well

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Yup just realized I benched him for Sogard in NFBC this weekend.

  231. Valbuena leaving the station? says:
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    ROS you rank Lawrie higher than Valbuena and O Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  232. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey, sending out Arenado love….

    In need of steals, era and whip improvement. 15 team keeper

    Would you drop any of these guys for Burns? Folty, Colome, Nelson

    Also Lackey is on the wire. Drop a second dude for him?

    Limited moves

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: Chase Anderson also out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose Nelson for Burns

  233. danny almonte says:
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    Pirates SS/3b Kang relevent in 12 team mixed leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  234. Mike Devereaux says:
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    In a points league – Andrus or Owings?

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  235. Bob says:
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    H2H 5×5 was offered Pablo Sandoval for my Chris Archer. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, take Pablo

  236. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    butler or loney or ike davis in pts leagues with -1 for K’s? 1 for BB. 1/2/3/4 for singles all the way up to homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loney

  237. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    in a league with whip, K’s and BB’s, roto, stick with rodon/rubby or go back to fiers or kelly? rodon really allows a lot of runners, of course he’s really only had 2 shots also. 14 team roto, so not a lot of SP out there. No ERA so guys like C.anderson/Rubby aren’t as bad as they would be in standard leagues, having most of their earned runs off homers, not clogging bases like Fiers had until yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers over Rubby

  238. Mello Yello says:
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    Dude you’re not taking McHugh over Travis still right? I mean if you didn’t compare him to Pedroia, I dunno where I’d be…probably making over-aggressive trade offers for Kolten Wong, that’s where! Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re about equal

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