On Saturday, Michael Conforto was demoted to the minors.  Ouch.  Not only did he fall far from preseason expectations, but he seemed to be breaking out in April.  Coming out of April, he had 4 HRs and a .365 average.  In May and June, he hit .169 and .119 and, finally, the Mets threw in the towel just as Conforto’s head was bouncing on the canvas.  Shame, isn’t it?  Not a shame, a product of not being able to hit.  I’m sure he’ll be back at some point, but you can drop him in all but the deepest dynasty leagues.  In his place came, Brandon Nimmo.  Okay, let’s get them out of the way up front.  The Mets are finding Nimmo in a sea of prospects.  The Mets aren’t finding Drury because he’s on a different team.  Is Nimmo the Mets’ outfield fixar?  That’s a clown fish question, bro.  Nimmo’s minor league numbers look dynamite, but that’s because he was playing in the PCL, which is like playing on the moon with an aluminum bat.  He had five homers, five steals and a .331 average.  That seems to be his profile more or let’s be generous, maybe 10/15/.280.  Sounds downright Lagaresque.  Outside of deep mixed leagues and NL-Only, I’d ignore for now.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jose Reyes – Mets made the move official.  They plan on trying him at 3rd base, so they’re going from Mr. Wright to Mr. Right Through A Glass Door.  My Jose Reyes fantasy can be found under that link-ma-whosie.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  Am I bad person because I see deGrom’s pitching line and I’m wondering why there aren’t more Ks?  No, I’m a bad person for laughing at homeless people.

Zack Wheeler – Will resume throwing today.  He’s already had one setback — nerve irritation in his elbow.  One more setback, and he may as well flatten the bill of his ballcap with an iron, ring up Kris Medlen and find out what time the other flat-billed pitchypusses are going south.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Colon’s ERA is only about two runs better than Chris Archer.  Nice, well done, terrific.  I’m moving on because this is going on my 1,000th word on the Mets and Archer comparisons infuriate me.

Julio Teheran – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.46.  Yes, Teheran’s ERA is better than deGrom.

Bud Norris – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  I saw some people talking about how Bud Norris could be available at the trading deadline.  If I called up the Braves’ front office and offered my dog’s services — and Ted can play a mean game of fetch — the Braves would take him for anyone except Freeman.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-3 and his 13th homer and his 28th RBI.  Anyone want the over on 60 RBIs on the year?  C’mon, I’ll give you odds.  Odds are you’re gonna lose.

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  That’s his third homer in the past ten games, and 2nd homer in the past four games.  Hasn’t done much else, but Adonis has been flexing power.

Trevor Rosenthal – Gig’s up, Rosenthal.  The Reaper’s here and you’re getting sickled.  Ominous murmurings in your ear!  So, Matheny said Rosenthal is no longer the closer, which is what I’ve been saying for about two weeks.  I mean, guys and five girl readers, he’s been bad and not bad as in good.  Everyone’s saying it’s gonna be Seung Hwan Oh, and it might be, especially after American Idol host, Siegrist, came into the 6th yesterday and gave up a homer.  Matheny said it could even be Broxton (1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th), which caused me to pick him up in multiple leagues, because it could just come down to whoever Matheny feels like using on any given day.  Obviously, Oh has the lead since he was saved for the, uh, save yesterday, though was foreclosed on.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 12th and 13th homer, hitting .300.  Cardinals hit six homers yesterday, including two by Thomas Pham (2-for-5, 1st and 2nd homers), Jedd Gyorko (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer) and Matt Holliday (3-for-6, 2 runs 2 RBIs and his 14th homer).  Also, in this game, Nelson Cruz (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 19th and Franklin Gutierrez (2-for-3, 3 RBIs) hit his 9th homer.  Which brings me to my point, Safeco’s claim at a pitcher’s park might be as safe as collecting on any Safeco claim.  Down with big business!

James Paxton – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.15.  Beginning to think him and Eovaldi share a branch on the throws-really-fast-but-is-ineffective tree.

Stephen Strasburg – Hit the DL after two ribs popped out of place.  Gotta leave them at Tony Roma’s, that’s the place for ribs.  Even though he hit the DL, he’s eligible to return this week, due to backdating, and creative accounting, but Strasburg doesn’t know if he’ll be back that soon.  If he returns in two weeks but fully healthy, I’d be cool with that.  Last thing I want is him to return quickly and pitch about as well as our Jose Canseco interview went.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s podcast.  It’s classic.

Gio Gonzalez – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.73.  Member the narrative in April about Mike Maddux figuring out Gio’s problems from last year and fixing them?  Well, I hope Maddux didn’t use permanent marker on his resume when he wrote, “Fixed Gio Gonzalez.”

Jonathan Papelbon – Threw a bullpen session and felt good.  Aiming to return early-July.  That’s not Me and You and Everyone We Know.  That’s early-Miranda July.

Shawn Kelley – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the save.  Not much to say here, but I just wanted to vent real quick.  Dusty, the Nationals’ front office, everyone related to the team says Kelley needs to be babied.  Due to arm concerns, can’t be overused.  Since Papelbon went down, Kelley has been used five times, and three times it was for more than an inning.  In the entire year, Papelbon, who has no arm concerns, has only been used for more than one inning once, an extra inning game.  You say Kelley is your closer, you say you can’t use him too much, so why do you throw him for four (stutterer!) outs yesterday?!  Should be Daffy Baker.  Fargin’ iceholes.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  I was worried about Roark in Miller Park yesterday, but, luckily, my team’s ratios are so bizzonkers, I can throw caution to the wind.  That’s the first positive all year to owning Chris Archer.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 0 ER, Zero Hits, Five Walks, 1 K, ERA at 3.60.  That’s a Ralphie start.  BBs led to an early exit, but he avoided major disaster.

Marcell Ozuna – Out two straight days due to a sore wrist.  He better not have hurt it playing Guitar Hero with Joel Zumaya.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.28.  How long until the Yankees or Red Sox pay him $400 million?  Does he have a few years still until he could buy the island nation of Tonga?

Steven Wright – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER and 5 unearned runs.  Ticker shock!

Christian Vazquez – Could be sent back down when Ryan Hanigan returns this week.  Would you believe I saw not one, but five feature-length articles about Vazquez at Boston websites?  Maybe Ben Affleck can get drunk and scream about it with Bill Simmons.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  I have no idea how he’s doing it, but since his K/9 is 4.4, I have no interest in finding out either.

Prince Fielder – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in last three games.  His recent resurgence disproves the theory that he was really Prince Be from PM Dawn.

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 7 ER.  Obviously he needs five weeks between starts for him to look good.  See you first week of August!

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Also, in this game, Mark Reynolds (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 8th and Charlie Blackmon (2-for-4) hit his 12th homer.  Which brings me to my point, why don’t I draft only Rockies hitters?

Trevor Story – 2-for-2, 4 runs and his 19th homer, but hit in the hand by a pitch and headed for x-rays to look for broken bones.  But that’s not how the Trevorending Story ends, is it?

Albert Pujols – 3-for-5, hitting .239.  Remember where you were this past Saturday night.  It was the night Albert Pujols passed Harmon Killebrew on the home run list.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He has four hits vs. yesterday’s starter, Hector Santiago, and all four are homers.  All of Semien’s homers vs. Hector lined up together would equal a hectare and hectare is a measurement of land, while Semien sounds almost like a measurement of men.  You can’t make up that kind of synergy.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  Before we declare him back, it would be nice to see two decent starts in a row.  I’m not asking him to climb Everest, shouldn’t be hard for Grayscale.

Dillon Overton – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  He’s a lefty A’s pitcher for those of you struggling to guess if he was a made-up name or if Dillon Overton was the full city name from Friday Night Lights.  “I was living in a devil town.  I didn’t know it was a devil town.  Oh, lord, it really brings me down about the devil town.  Named Dillon Overton.”  Overton once threw 95 MPH, but now hits 88 MPH after Tommy John surgery.  Long term, maybe the velocity will return.  Short term, meh.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 1.79.  What a bum!

Justin Turner – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  In his ‘breakout’ year last year, he only hit 16 homers.  He’s gonna blow that away.

Kevin Gausman – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.93.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start, I liked this start, and yet, I couldn’t pull the trigger.  Why even bother having the 2nd amendment then?!

Chris Tillman – 5 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies go in the other room to watch HGTV while you watch GoT, they can’t believe how fat so-and-so got from high school and they will crush your pitcher’s ratios.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, a grand slam.  This was his 2nd game in a row with a homer.  Doesn’t feel like Davis is perceived to be doing as well as he could be, so there might be a small buy low here.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .279.  Well, his average did drop seventy points since I told you to sell him.  *attempts to hang hat on that, wall falls down*  Hmm.

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-5 and his 13th homer, hitting .292.  Just scan the comments over the last five or so posts of mine.  It goes something like this, “Schoop or (Mad Libs in random schmohawk MI name)”  I reply, “Schoop.”

Adam Jones – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .265.  At the All-Star Game, they should have a contest the day before, where they take all of the more bizarre leadoff hitters this year — Jones, Carlos Santana, Bautista — and have them race from home plate to first base.

Oswaldo Arcia – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer as he was traded this weekend from the Twins to the Rays.   The Rays are collecting post-hype prospects — Brad Miller (3-for-5, 1 run), Desmond Jennings (1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer) and Tim Beckham (1-for-4).  They should trade for Brett Lawrie.  Then they can all get together and talk about their past Razzball sleeper posts.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.32.  You gotta ask yourself, are the tears worth the Smyly?  I sound like Bonnie Hunt helping a female lead come to a decision about a man.

A.J. Reed – 0-for-3.  The Friday before last I said Reed would be up within a week.  He was called up eight days from that post.  I am a soothsayer.  A sayer of soothes.  A soothing sayer of truths.  I’d say bow down, but some of you probably can’t get back up.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 9th and 10th homer.  A few podcasts ago, I was asked who’s a buy low bat, I answered Kendrys.  In June, he’s hitting near-.320 with 4 homers, after hitting .163 in May.  Yup.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting over-.350 in the last week with three homers in the past four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.96 vs. Doug Fister 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  In the ever after, Marilyn Monroe threw out the first pitch for the Kennedy/Fister matchup.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer.  His home run was recorded as leaving the stadium at 87.1 MPH.  Similar batted balls have a .063 batting average.  Dave Winfield said, “You couldn’t even kill a dove with that home run ball.”

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  His game is more speed, but he’s impersonating a strong bean and you’ll take it, cause ya’ll greedy!

J.B. Shuck – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Could be a hot bat.  Grab him?  Shuck it, why not?

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.76 and pitchslapped Brandon Finnegan.  On our Player Rater, Pomeranz is nearly a top twenty starter on the year.  Zoinks!

Anthony DeSclafani – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.52.  It’s gonna feel like Christmas came six months early because J.B. will be along in a few hours with multiple GIFs breaking down DeSclafani in his pitching profile.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .279.  Video of him homering went out to 29 other teams.  So far, the Reds have heard that the Padres will trade them Jon Jay.

Carlos Carrasco – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  Okay, now I’m gonna be totally stumped about who to suggest when someone wants to buy low on a pitcher.

Josh Tomlin – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  It’s not getting talked about much (by me at least), but Tomlin’s walk rate is in-freakin-you-gotta-be-kidding-sane.  In 89 1/3 IP, he’s allowed eight free passes.  There’s only one way to make a 5.6 K/9 work, and Tomlin’s showing how.

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .322.  Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, and I have had a good six weeks of romance, but sitting vs. righties for Naquin isn’t going to cut the thick slab bacon, isn’t gonna parallel park the car and won’t change the channel when LMFAO comes on.  And, now, I am considering Naquin.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .235.  Napoli must’ve stayed at a Renaissance this offseason, because he looks like a million bucks.  Granted, the Indians are paying $7 million.

Jason Kipnis – Out yesterday with general soreness.  Sounds like it should be a rank above, but it’s actually below Major Pain.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  That’s five homers this week.  It’ll all end soon — not said like I’m a Mayan — but Uribe is still hot.

Justin Verlander – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.30.  Grrlander.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (13, 14).  V-Mart’s feasting on pitchers’ brain custard for almost three months now.  Dot dot dot.  Which is about the duration of a Zombino streak.  Sell!

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.42.  The Regression Fairies sure can be petty.

Angel Pagan – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Angel’s hot like a young Alicia Silverstone.  Wait, she wasn’t in that Aerosmith video, was she?

Aaron Nola – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.45, with three hideous starts in a row.  Hmm, he might be going through a dead arm period.  Is his arm particularly interested in watching The Walking Dead?  I would not start him in any league until we saw something decent.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .298.  Me and ODB go back like babies and pacifiers.  Keepin’ your fantasy hot like fire.

Vincent Velasquez – Says he’s discussed his innings limit with his agent, Scott Boras.  It was right after Boras was heard screaming into the phone, “I love Latino people!”

Tyler Duffey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I told you Duffy was special!  *intern whispers in my ear*  Ah, yes, this is not Danny Duffy, but I ain’t got time for bird sex and I don’t have time to be talking about every Duffy.  Duffey has a 5.59 ERA, so this was nice, but I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for him, and even there I’d be careful.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .312.  On our Player Rater for third basemen, Nunez has been more valuable than Frazier, Seager, Carpenter and Beltre, to name a few.

Danny Santana – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Going into yesterday’s game, it looks more like a bunch of Twins hitters were cool as ice — great movie! — but Eovaldi made all of that irrelevant.

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Like mentioned in Dannys Antana’s blurb, Kepler was also hitless the previous two games, but was hot for about a week prior, so he could be a hot schmotato.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.51.  A Pineda that doesn’t take on multiple hits is just a frilly donkey stuffed with candy.  Well, it could also be a useful starter.  Ever since he was threatened with demotion from the rotation, he’s rattled off useful starts.  I didn’t say Quality, because he couldn’t even get out of the sixth inning in two of them, but there has been Ks, and I could see trying him again.  He’s paid his debt to Razz-society.

Ike Davis – Designated for assignment with the return of Te(i)x (1-for-3 and his 4th homer).  Davis says he’d stay with the club if he passes through waivers unclaimed.  Since the only other job I could see for Ike is dressing up for a President’s Day Sale at a used car lot, he’ll prolly stay there.  “When our Ike swings that spinny sign, he has a huge hitch.”  That’s a used car salesman talking to his co-worker.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.19.  I just realized, with Eovaldi’s velocity but the absolute horrendous results, he shouldn’t be in the majors.  He should be a carny, showing kids how to light up the radar gun to win a SpongeBob, then get discovered by a major league scout and, as portrayed by Kevin Costner, get to pitch one inning in September vs. the Rays.  Or maybe that’s the plot for You Shall Know Our Velocity.

  1. Al Koholic says:
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    When do u see Glasnow being brought up. Thanks boss. Great job as usual

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Al Koholic: Hello Al. I read that the Pirates brass want him to quit walking so many guys, so might be a few more weeks yet. They went with another guy on Sunday who acquitted himself rather well. I had him stashed for a couple of weeks but dropped him yesterday for Duffy (2 starts) based on this news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al Koholic: ASB maybe, maybe not until August/Sept, then he’s a June callup next year

  2. Troy: The Collector

    Troy says:
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    Would u actually consider nyquin or aria in a deep 12 team league? 30 roster spots and 3 dl spots. Only have 5 ofs with peralta and peace hurt.

  3. Piranhaman says:
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    She was in that video with Liv Tyler :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman: I don’t think either are that great now, and my 15-year-old self is punching me in the face

  4. Chris says:
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    Would you cut paxton for desclafani? Qs are part of the stats.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: I’d hold, Pax is the better SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with MP

  5. Muskysmell says:
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    man, the last two episodes of GoT have been absolute gold. What a finale…
    A lot of chess pieces clearing the board.

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Muskysmell: I think you meant to post that on holycrapthosetwoepoisodesblewmymind.com; agreed Musky the one last night was insane!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muskysmell: Yeah, maybe being without the books to follow has helped, so they can just do whatever… Was glad to see all of those sparrows and nonsense wiped away

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: AMEN Brother!

      • JVanSlyke says:
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        @Grey:

        The Sparrow is one of the only characters that could make you root for Cersai.

        My wife’s out of town and was unable to watch so I texted her that the red witch brought Ramsey back. Shes still freaking out

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @JVanSlyke: the sparrow, isn’t that the soviet spy from simpsons season 1 (he pretended to be a foreign exchange student)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! That’s awesome… Tell her, red witch brought back Greyjon’s penis

          • JVanSlyke says:
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            @Grey:

            Hahaha. Im.picturing Jon Snow walking in on her watching a penis in the fire

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @JVanSlyke: That’s epic, Great Job!

  6. mUshi says:
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    hey. would you trade starling marte for giancarlo in a keeper? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mUshi: Sure, for future years

  7. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    With Vince Velasquez coming off the DL, who should I drop?
    CC Sebathia
    Matt Shoemaker
    Blake Snell
    Kyle Hendricks
    Danny Duffy

  8. The King in the North says:
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    Currently have Tim Anderson in one of my utility spots, but Billy Hamilton just became available on the wire. Should I drop Anderson for him or hold? Thanks!

  9. Justin says:
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    Syndergaard. Buy low option based on the elbow? Owner seems restless. Was thinking of offering ozuna in my keeper league?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Justin: Doesn’t hurt to make the offer.

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Justin: Don’t be THAT guy

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Jason E.:
        THAT guy often wins championships.

  10. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    In a keep 5, 10 team league playing 2 players at each position and 5 outfielders I was offered Corea for Carassco. He is in 2nd place and needs pitching. I have Story, MaChado, Thor, Marte,and Crush as potential keepers. I also have T. Anderson at SS. Should I trade Carassco for Correa?

  11. B.J. says:
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    Hey fellas,

    A guy in my 12 Team 6×6 H2H (OBP and QS added) league is looking for an upgrade at SS. He originally offered me Aaron Sanchez for Story and I said no way. He countered with Story and Matz for his Greinke. I could use a SP with Strasburg and Yu on the DL and Thor having an elbow flare up. I can shift Villar to SS from my bench and use my free spot to stream pitchers or grab a hot bat off the wire.

    What say you? Thanks in advance.

    My roster
    C- W. Ramos 1B- Encarnacion 2B- Carpenter SS- Story 3B- Beltre
    OF- Harper, Marte, Blackmon UTIL- Votto

    SP- Thor, Salazar RP- Osuna, Madson
    P- Matz, Cishek, Keuchel

    Bench- Villar, Kipnis, Betances, Hendricks, W. Harris, T. Walker

    DL- Darvish, Strasburg
    NA- Giolito

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @B.J.: Hold…The deal for Greinke is worse than the Sanchez deal IMO….You should be able to do better.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @B.J.: NP

    • theone189 says:
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      @B.J.:

      You have Villar and looking for an upgrade? ??….LOL

      Just a heads up, Matz will have arm problems down the stretch( remember, it happened last yr), that or he’s going to have a crappier half due to fatigue. He’s a Met, all those guys are thought to pitch like idiots. I would sell high on Matz

      • B.J. says:
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        @theone189: reread the post. I said a guy in my league is looking for an upgrade at SS.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @theone189: Giving up Story and Matz for Greinke isnt selling high…and everything you posted is an assumption.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.J.: Agree with F

  12. Don says:
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    This might be the most boring question you ever get, but who do you like more the rest of the way? Cuthbert, Plouffe, Solarte, or Marwin Gonzalez? I just sent J Upton and Franco away for Jose Fernandez and a schmo, so I now have a hole at 3B. 12 team weekly league and I’ve already burned through 70% of my FA adds for the season.

    And as always, great write-up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Plouffe, thanks!

      • Mark says:
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        Hi Grey, I am forced to hang onto Pluffe in may keeper leagues the past 2 years because of how deep it is. What I noticed is he is somewhat talented, but every time he puts something together he gets hurt. Without fail it happens. If he hits well for more than 2weeks he will get hurt.

  13. Jolly rancher says:
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    Morning Grey!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I need to drop one of these SPs to activate VVelasquez or will a pitching limit have an affect ROS? My bench SPs are Keuchel, DDuffy, Paxton, Rodon, Gausman. Thanks much!

    • Jolly rancher says:
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      @Jolly rancher:
      Forgot to mention in a 10 team H2H weekly points league.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jolly rancher: I have a VV inquiry as well, so I’ve done a little VV research. If he has an innings limit, it sounds like itd be around 150-160 IP. At the moment he is around 60 IP. Giving us roughly 100 IP left of VV this year.

      His next three projected starts are today @AZ, then home vs. KC, then @COL. He has been a much better pitcher at home this year to date.

      I have him in roto, so I don’t mind him getting shut down, if the innings he gives in starts @ home are solid. In h2h… that may be more of an issue come playoff time for your league. Best of luck.

      • Jolly rancher says:
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        @Grey:
        Thx @Knucks and @Grey !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  14. Alex says:
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    Is Profar droppable at this point? When he plays, he produces. I’m eyeing D. Travis or Cuthbert.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Alex: I’d hold Profar, Texas will make a place for him with a trade very soon. Especially if this is a keeper..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Id drop for Travis

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hey F, how are you?

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Glad to hear it, same here ma!

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Glad to hear it, same here man!

  15. Mike says:
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    Between Cozart and AJ Reed, who do you think should get the priority in my starting lineup?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: I’d stay with Cozart, until Reed starts to hit.

  16. Tigres says:
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    Paxton’s FIP is 2.84 and swinging strike rate is 12%. Keep the faith!

  17. Billy Tell says:
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    With Velazquez coming off the DL today, should I drop Jimmy Nelson or Michael Pineda? H2H category league with QS instead of W’s.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Billy Tell: I’d drop Nelson, Pineda is coming around and Nelson, well look at what he did over the weekend.

  18. Paxton isn’t cutting it and neither is Mazzara. Mazzara is a young stud but it seems his competitor’s are adjusting. So is he worth holding onto I might give him a little more time. With the latest injury bug I need some help. I have MSaunders Ozuna Corlos Gomez D.Peralta Bautista Steve /and Mazzara of corse
    Would you take Paxton over
    J Nelson
    snell
    delscalafini
    D Duffy…..
    Your thoughts mustache mania

  19. Count de Monetball says:
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    Yo know, it was funny, I was reading the roto world blurb on A.J Reed’s “yahoo page” and the comment was titled “Reed still looking for his first major league hit” ha ha still…. After one game he doesn’t have a hit?!!! OMG THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

  20. Krazybone says:
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    Austin Voth worth a stream against the Mets in a 12 team h2h points keeper league?

  21. Rusty Arms says:
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    Morning Grey. Rest of season pick on please. Schoop. Kile Seager. Valencia. I know each has his advantages but generally speaking best guy. I’m leaning Seager overall. Your thoughts please

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Rusty Arms: Seager

      • Rusty Arms says:
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        @Grey: the other part of this is that I just picked up Gordon for his return in July. I lead Iin steals and if I trade Villar for Seager I will take a hit in SB for a bit but when Gordon returns that should stabilize. I will benefit from Seager with HRs and his average should end up in the 270s. Is Villar even up for Seager even?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  22. Jason says:
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    Hi Grey

    I’m in a H2H 12-team 10×9 dynasty “keep forever” league. We have 40 man rosters
    (32 MLB and 8 MiLB). The categories are:

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

    I need to upgrade my offense. I have an offer where I trade Samardzaji/Beltre for Dn.Murphy/Gardner

    At SP I have – Arrieta/Lester/Lackey/Carrasco/Cueto/Shark/Hill/Verlander/Shoemaker
    At 3B I have – Beltre/Suarez. (I would slot Murphy in at 3B for this year)

    My OF has been ravaged by injuries. Which pair would you prefer? Is it close?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jason: I’d hold in a keep forever. I’d want Shark forever over Murph and Gardy..

  23. Jack florida says:
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    AL only h2h keeper
    Gausman or paxton
    Thanks

  24. Stu says:
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    points league

    1.) drop A Rendon for D Travis

    2.) Start Carrasco @TOR (other options are Fulmer @TB or Z Davies vs LAD)

    3.) Castellanos or J Villar ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Stu:
      1. no
      2. Carrasco
      3. Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Agree with MP

  25. Bilbo says:
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    At this point, would I be better off stashing Dee Gordon off of the waiver wire as opposed to Trea Turner who I currently am waisting a roster spot on? Thanks.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Bilbo: Been stashing Dee (after dropping Trea) for the last 3 weeks!

    • Scott Hal says:
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      @Bilbo: I was wondering about Dee also. Do you see him as a top 5 2B once he is called up?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah, top ten maybe

  26. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Trevor Story was diagnosed with a bruised right middle finger after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning on Sunday.

    Thankfully for the Rockies and fantasy owners alike, X-rays came back negative. Consider him day-to-day heading into next week.

    Source: Patrick Saunders on Twitter
    Jun 27 – 5:01 AM

  27. Scooter G says:
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    Pick one to start for 5×5 weekly league por favor.

    Polanco, Story, Heyward

    I’m torn because Polanco and Story are day to day with minor injuries but Heyward…

    • knucks says:
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      @Scooter G: Polanco did PH last night, so that is promising at least.

    • knucks says:
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      @Scooter G: Should also note that the Bucs/Dodgers start at 12:35 EST today. So even though Hurdle waits till the last possible moment to give us the lineup, you’ll have a better indication on his status for the week, before that game starts and lineups prob lock on you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scooter G: Tough call, I’d go with Story

  28. WhoDat says:
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    Drop Keuchel for Desclafini?
    Who would you rather have Bohr, Chris carter or Napoli at first? Pretty thin.

    • Cram It says:
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      @WhoDat: That’s not thin.

      • WhoDat says:
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        @Cram It: I need to pick up a 1B. Out of those 3 I need to pick 1.

        • Cram It says:
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          @WhoDat: I say Bour but I’m making that decision with Bour-colored glasses. He’s the most solid all around. But if you want 35+ and a .220 avg, Carter is safe for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhoDat: Yeah, DeScla…Napoli

  29. jake says:
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    I’m hurting on pitching and already had Russ Martin. I traded Wilson Contreras for Tanner Roark. I settle too low or about right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jake: Sounds fine

  30. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you had a nice weekend, sir. Any progress with the iFetch?

    I’ve had two horrid weeks with pitching and it’s nearing the point now where an innings eater like Liriano (who at least has a chance at 6 IP, 3 ER) might be preferable at the back of a poor staff to waiting on a guy like Nola or Smyly. If/when Alex Wood and Yu get back, they’d be first cut, but until then…

    Last week JB had these guys:
    Nola (vs KC Saturday) – 23
    Smyly (vs Det Friday) – 32
    Liriano (vs LAD Monday) – 61

    All respect to JB, but would you rather have Frankie than Smyly or Nola?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Nah, iFetch needs an iTrainer…Liriano over Smyly

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: :-)

  31. david says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Im in a weekly lg….Who fills my utility spot? MCutch, Duvall, L.Cain, Melky, Eaton?? I’m not very confident on the first three…. Thnks

  32. DancinHomer says:
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    12-team Redraft 6×6 (standard 5×5 + OPS & QS) league:

    A.) I’ve had Reed stashed all year on my NA slot, but also have Goldy at 1B. Is he worth a roster spot or drop him for now?

    B.) I’d like to drop 1 of: N. Walker or Baez to pick up R. Ray for a spot start today. Good move? If so, who to drop?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: A) You stash him and now want to drop him? B) Baez

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        I know, I know… i guess i’m following the impatient-Grey mentality of picking up & dropping guys b/c Reed went 0-5 this weekend. just need to sit tight on him a little i guess

        thanks again for the advise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Oranje says:
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    Please rank the following SPs available on waivers that you would rather own for ROS: thanks
    Odorizzi
    Snell
    Smyly
    Paxton
    Kazmir

  34. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    Stream Eduardo Rodriguez @TB/vs LAA
    Or
    Mark Reynolds

    Thanks!

  35. RePete says:
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    My current pitching staff in my 14-Team H2H Standard League:

    Strasburg, Martinez, Roark, Walker, Velasquez, Gausman, Smyly, E.Rodriguez

    Top FA: Peavy, Koehler, Friedrich, Norris, Moore, Corbin, Buchholz

    I’ve been using my Rodriguez slot to stream pitching and our league has a 3 transaction per week limit so I really only need one slot for that. Would you drop Smyly for any of the available FA or just play the matchups and hope he improves? I’ve been fielding offers to upgrade my pitching with no luck yet as pitching has always been overvalued in this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: These are streamers

  36. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    oh man the PC thugs (i.e. greasy thugs) are coming out of their dank basements on that “through a glass door” comment. good stuff.

  37. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    StupiDon Has the Marlins within 3 games of first place in the east and a better record than the Doyer’s who are 8 games back in the west..

    He must be doing something right…LOL

    • Shark says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Dude, you must be in politics or public relations. After LA losing 3 in a row and Miami winning 2 in a row, LA is 41-36 and Miami is 41-35 -not quite as rosy as you make it sound LOL! And no one is defending LA mgr Roberts -dude has an obsession with the ancient Utley (must be the grittiness…),micromanages from the same playbook as StupiDon, LA brass must have a “type”; and as a Seager owner I can tell you Roberts was jerking him around when Seager started off lukewarm, Seager was lucky he was Seager, or he would’ve been taking the Trayce Thompson route to oblivion. We StupiDonnners were comparing him to Bochy, specifically that Bochy always goes with the guys who hits a HR, while StupiDon uses his “gut” and sits them when he gets the “feels”, even after a hot game, because he’s so clever and smart.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Shark: a team doing well isn’t “proof” of bad decisions being good ones. If MIA has a good record with a manager who makes bad decisions it’s quite possible a better manager would have them with an even better record.

  38. rottenpicks says:
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    6×6 head to head

    Would you drop Duvall for Puig or hold? Thanks

    • rottenpicks says:
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      @rottenpicks:

      I have Matt Adams and Reed at first Would you drop one for Pujols or Reynolds? I only have 8 moves left..

  39. Reid a book dude says:
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    I’m stuck on who to drop For Melvin JR. I have Belt with Reed behind him. Schoop at 2B and Donaldson at 3B with Frazier behind him and sometimes in the utility spot and Javy Baez behind all of them. OF I have Marte, Polanco, Duvall, and Saunders. Who should I drop? 11 team keeper (keep 4 to start each year).

    Love the Nemo references with Drury btw. Great write-up today! Thanks for the help.

  40. Blake says:
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    having OF problems again in my 13 team pts league (1pt for a 1b, 2pts for 2b, 3pts for 3B, 1pt for BB, 1pt for RBI, 1pt for R, 4pts for a HR – no negative pts)

    my oF is

    M Upton JR
    J Upton
    T Thompson
    U: J votto

    I picked up T Thompson last week and has done absolutely nothing. I have 5 pickups for the rest of the year. who should I get? the following are available

    B Moss
    Yasmany Tomas
    A Pagan
    N markikis
    f guitierzz

    looks like Thompson will be in a platoon and not play everyday?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blake: Tomas for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Hold your moves

  41. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    Greyt one,

    Is pomeranz a sell? I have him in a keeper league, but am looking to trade him due to him approaching career max in innings. Agree/disagree? 12 team 5×5 roto

  42. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Has there been any word on who the Nats are going to bring up to take Strasburg’s spot in the rotation?

    Thinking about stashing Giolito just in case.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man:Just read Rotoworld bandying about Giolito (AA), Austin Voth (AAA) or Petit (long reliever, got the spot start last week). Of those Giolito probably the stash. Not sure we can get too excited about Voth. Ralph would be the one to ask about that.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: I added Giolito last night, and am guessing that he sits on my bench, and in the minors for the next two weeks, until I drop him for a different schmowhawk.

    • Wudaben says:
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      @Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: I’m ready to snatch him up in a couple leagues but I’d have to drop someone around Paxton’s level to do it. Even if Strasburg returns how long can they really keep running Gio Gonzalez out there?

      • LucroyMyCespedes says:
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        @Grey: No official announcement yet, but he’s the most viable option. Giolito hasn’t been doing as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: I’m 100% positive they go Voth, he’s been good at AAA Syracuse. 8.3 K/9, 2.1 Bb/9, 2.99 ERA, 2.89 FIP.

      Giolito was on a roll until his last two starts. Then I said he was back in form on the pod and he’s had a couple of clunkers.

  43. PED Inc says:
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    Nicely done as always sir!

    Which would you start this week, I only need one.

    Matz @ Wash

    Taillon @ Sea

    Paxton vs. Bal

    Thanks as always buddy!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PED Inc: Matz for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc: Thanks! Agree with F

  44. knucks says:
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    Paxton, Desclafani, VV

    12 team roto with QS instead of W’s

    This the correct order for you at the moment? I have to lose one of these three, with VV coming off the DL. I’m holding right now to see how he looks @AZ tonight.

    But honestly, I’m much more interested in the start after that, which is suppose to be at home vs. KC. His splits scream start at home only, as you’ve noted the past month or two. So that’s why I’m thinking he is the drop here.

    Streamed Desclafani after your tip in Friday’s Jim Cramer impersonation. Or is it the SON that deserves my gratitude? Either way, I don’t think I want to let him go yet. But if the rotation goes as planned in Cincy, it looks like Desclafani’s next two turns are @WAS and then @ChC. I’ll prob post a very similar comment for JB later, once the pitcher profile is up and see what he thinks too.

    Thx Grey, hope you had a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: That order looks right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Oh, and thanks! You too!

  45. Jon says:
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    DeSclafani over Liriano ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sure

  46. Jon says:
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    M Feliz or Iglesias ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Feliz

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yoooo, BB! How was the weekend?
    Welp. Back to .500. It’s been a long climb. Feels good though. Gotta carry it through now and make my dog proud.

    Kinda going under the radar a bit, but Segura is walking all of a sudden. I think he’s taking the next step and entering the top tier of leadoff hitters. I know you talked him up but don’t own him so I’ll be tempered in my enthusiasm. It’s just nice to see is all. That was the one thing missing from his game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Good, went back to LA, now back until ASB when off to Aspen, I sound real jetsetty…Segura needs to run more

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t know you were upper class now! Can I have some money?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m an aristocrat! Have you ever been to Aspen?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Was it warm? Did the beer flow like wine?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It was 122 degrees in the shade

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I was in Aspen once for a bachelor party. I saw Sheryl Crow in a sushi restaurant.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know about her, all she wants to is have some fun… She is a terrific cougar, my pants say

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Top tier cougar, agreed

  48. Wacha wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    Are you starting Vinny V in a 10 team weekly ? Or look to stream a 1 start pitcher instead?

    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Today is @AZ, then later in the week is home against KC. Has been much better at home this year, so I’d be a bit more nervous about today’s start.

  49. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dynasty 20 team league with QS, K/9, OBPA, holds, relief wins, relief appearances and max 6 SP (but could also put V2 at RP)
    SP – fiers/liriano/hammel/archer/urias/kuhl
    RP tolleson/giles/estevez/salas/diekman/cedeno/soylent greene (in a holds spot now)
    DL darvish/V2/romo
    NA chargois
    with the best FA SP being about straily/karns/nolasco
    should i (pick best):
    1. drop kuhl activate V2 in SP slot
    2. drop soylent greene, activate V2 in RP slot
    3. drop fiers, activate V2 in SP slot
    4. drop both of fiers/greene, V2 in RP slot and stream last SP slot
    best other option for RP is pressley MIN, 7th or so inning.

  50. ElBoss says:
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    Morning Grey, what are your thoughts on Raisel Iglesias? Will he get the closers job? Will he be a starter next year? Is he worth owning?

    Same question goes for Ken Giles…..except I dont expect him to become a starter next year…

    You buying Michael Pineda. I don’t like that his last name sounds like piñata.

    • knucks says:
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      @ElBoss: For this year, I don’t think much has changed over the weekend, especially with Cingrani securing a save yesterday. I had noticed Grey has been saying its fine to drop Raisel atm. Not sure if your league being a keeper will change that answer. Would likely need more keeper details about your league to fully connect the dots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ElBoss: Raisel is not the closer, Giles is droppable…Sure on Pineda, read post you’re commenting on

      • ElBoss says:
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        @Grey: Sorry about that Grey, I always do, just takes the whole day sometimes to get thru it because im soo busy running around like a Pineda with its head knocked off!!

        Im in a 14 team keeper league, 32 moves a season, 32 ip per week. Wins, losses,saves, k’s, HR., whip, era

        I am really hurting on pitching… Drew smiley…i dont know if I drop or keep, he looked good after 10 days of rest!! Maybe he starts a new schedule!! I just lost the stress bird, I have Darvish, prayers be with him, and I have Rodon who could be turning the corner, along with Fulmer, Taillon, and Glasnow. Should I be making changes to my rotation or hold on a bit longer? Fulmer looks like he wont make it out of the 4th inning nowa days!! My appologies again Mr. Lathario..

        • ElBoss says:
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          @Grey: Sorry about that Grey, I always do, just takes the whole day sometimes to get thru it because im soo busy running around like a Pineda with its head knocked off!!

          Im in a 14 team keeper league, 32 moves a season, 32 ip per week. Wins, losses,saves, k’s, HR., whip, era

          I am really hurting on pitching… Drew smiley…i dont know if I drop or keep, he looked good after 10 days of rest!! Maybe he starts a new schedule!! I just lost the stress bird, I have Darvish, prayers be with him, and I have Rodon who could be turning the corner, along with Fulmer, Taillon, and Glasnow. Should I be making changes to my rotation or hold on a bit longer? Fulmer looks like he wont make it out of the 4th inning nowa days!! My appologies again Mr. [email protected]ElBoss: still holding down 4th place!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t figure out your question

          • ElBoss says:
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            @Grey: I have limited moves, would you hold out on Fulmer, smyly, and Rodon, or would you grab someone like pineda or cody reed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wouldn’t use a move on one of these right now

              • ElBoss says:
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                Thank you boss man!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  51. PED Inc says:
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    With the Cubs seeming to be persistent on getting Contrearas in the lineup where do you see his value rest of season at catcher if they continue getting him 5 or 6 starts a week?
    Top 3, 5, 10?
    I missed out on the Scwarber bus last year and I really don’t want to miss out on the next one!

  52. GonzoChicago says:
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    Another great Monday write-up!

    Drop Heyward for Justin Turner? Or better to drop Duffy/McCullers with my pitching staff?
    League and team below. Thanks!

    6×6 (QS not Wins, OBP not AVG; IP/GS and Doubles + Triples 6th Cats) 10 Team Redraft
    C: Lucroy
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Machado
    SS: Villar
    MI: Dozier
    CI: Duvall
    OF: McCutchen, Blackmon, Bruce
    U: Heyward
    BN: AJ Reed
    SP: Klubot; Greinke; Lackey; Shoemaker; Fulmer; Pomeranz; Danny Duffy; McCullers (Start 5)
    RP: Ramos; Dyson
    DL: King Felix

  53. Relsh says:
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    I have a crazy desire to pick up Anibal Sanchez and start him against TB this week. Would be replacing Marcus Stroman who has CLE. Fortune favors the stupid right? 6×6 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: Doesn’t sound great

  54. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Sounds like that Canseco interview went off without a hitch. I’m even more intrigued now.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Tell me it’s a trainwreck. Like awkwardness and pretentiousness hit head on and you recorded the sound.

  55. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Great weekend wrap up…. 2 separate ros questions rankem in order for me. 6×6 ops and qs.

    Velazquez, shoemaker, Paxton.

    Kendrys, odubel, cgomez

    Would you entertain dropping say Jeffress or Harris for the oh/siegriest competition?

  56. Steve says:
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    Great write up.

    Trayce or Pagan?

    Do Eovaldi’s struggles mean that Severino’ll get another shot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Pagan…Maybe, but league would have to be deep to care

  57. John C. says:
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    With a surplus of bats where AJ Reed wouldn’t play for me everyday, would you trade him for a guy like Teheran or is that too high/too low for a guy like Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John C.: Feels low, give Reed a week to work up some trade value

  58. Peteo says:
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    “Aiming to return early-July. That’s not Me and You and Everyone We Know. That’s early-Miranda July.”

    That’s awesome

  59. Leon says:
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    Trade offer I’m considering:

    My Salazar/Papelbon for his G.Cole/Taillon

    Keeper league and I’m rebuilding.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leon: Cole side

  60. Chicken Dinner says:
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    The issue with Kendrys is the Royals have been/will be playing NL teams on the road quite a bit recently.

  61. The Hungary Hippo says:
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    Idk Grey… Are Jonathan’s numbers really that good when you look under the microSchoop?

    What are your thoughts on Matz? He’s had more issues with his elbows than my mother’s mac n’ cheese. Thinking of trying to punt him for Lorenzo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Hungary Hippo: He’s top ten 2B…. Hopefully his elbow is fine, I’d take Cain

  62. King in the North says:
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    Just a heads up, ESPN says to avoid Noah Syndergaard in fantasy Monday. Hoping it’s saying to avoid him with fringe batters, since who in their right mind benches a top 5 pitcher ever.

    Taillon just got dropped in my 10tm Roto 6×6 OPS QS league. Drop any of these guys for him?

    Duffy, McCullers, archer

    Thanks Grey.

  63. peacecoast says:
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    hey grey,

    FAAB day for me.

    I have J Gray and smyly.

    On the wire I see Bauer, Pineda, Tomlin, Colon

    I am thinking Gray is droppable for Bauer or Pineda but not Tomlin/Colon

    and Smyly is droppable for all 4.

    agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Pineda and Bauer…Lose Gray and Smyly

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: thx
        running out of faab money tho so can I settle for tomlin/colon over gray/smyly if I had to?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomlin over Colon

  64. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – trying to make a tough weekly lineup decision in light of Story’s bruised (not broken) finger and Franco’s slumping….

    1. Start Jhonny, Franco, and Lawrie, or
    2. Start Jhonny, Lawrie, and Story (figuring that Story is back in a game or two)

    Thanks!

  65. ashtray says:
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    Drop Pedroia for Panik ? Travis?

  66. Scott says:
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    Who’s the drop?
    Trayce Thompson
    Alex Gordon
    Nomar Mazara

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott: What kind of league?

  67. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey. Bour or Kendrys? Now and ROS.

    Thank you sir!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Garbage Day: The Royals are visiting NL teams for 5 games next week. Bour now, Morales ROS.

  68. ashtray says:
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    Drop Profar for Gregorius? Semien?

  69. ashtray says:
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    Last one…

    Drop Hundley for McCann? Castro?

    • knucks says:
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      @ashtray: Brian or James? Also, guessing Jason Castro as it looks like we are talking Catchers only here?

      • ashtray says:
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        @knucks: Jason Castro and James McCann.

  70. web says:
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    Would you trade Realmuto and Chris Davis for Ortiz or Hosmer? I have Contreres and Gattis…No brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Yes, Ortiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Wait, I have this backwards… Davis over both Ortiz and Hosmer, if that’s what you mean

      • web says:
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        @Grey: You’d rather have Chris Davis over Ortiz or Hosmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis and Hosmer are close…Ortiz isn’t

          • web says:
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            @Grey: Meaning Ortiz is way more valuable than Chris Davis in your opinion, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Davis is more valuable than Ortiz… Davis, Hosmer, Ortiz, in that order… Davis and Hosmer are close

  71. Jon says:
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    Trade proposal: his Tillman for my Stanton (10 team, keep 18 league). That’s a pretty easy reject for me because I still believe in Stanton, but what if I asked for Greinke, Kluber, Quintana, Nola, Roark, or Hendricks? Or I could offer him my Joc Pederson instead? Trading a power OF bat for SP makes a ton of sense for my team. Any thoughts on something there?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: I’d want more than any of those pitchers for Stanton in a keeper. Try Joc instead.

      • Jon says:
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        @Cram It: You like Joc for any of Greinke, Kluber, Quintana, Nola, Roark, or Hendricks in a keeper, or just the top end guys?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jon: For long term consideration, I only like Kluber, Nola or Hendricks out of that group for Joc. But if you can win now, I’d take any of those SP for him.

          • Jon says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Cram

  72. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. You got Canseco on the podcast, that’s awesome. He’s hit on my ex GF and Kelly, so that’s effin classic!

    2. RIP Prince Be, he passed away a couple Fridays ago. Die without you form the Boomerang soundtrack was my personal favorite. I just went from Iron Maiden with J-Foh yesterday to PM Dawn with Grey today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: 1. I said in Friday’s Buy 2. I know, that cleared up Fielder and him aren’t the same

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: 1. I was out and about Friday afternoon, ughhhh.
        2. Ah, I missed that part
        3. So you’re a Bauliever now? That’s coming up on the DK post in 18 minutes
        4. I just learned a very valuable lesson in Yahoo roto, even if a guy pinch hit or goes in as defensive replacement that counts as a game. No wonder I’m +10 in my OF and Utility spots.
        5. My 1st place RCL team is in some trouble, JDong, Yu, Strasburg, Papelbon, Polanco and Ozuna. Prayer Dodecagon initiated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Ha, no worries 3. Meh, I’d own him now, until further notice, I mean he has screwed me for about 3 years straight, so tentative 4. That sucks, never paid attention to it, onyl have one league with hitter game starts 5. Ouch, c’mon Polanco!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Can we talk about Jon Snow and Daenerys relationship for sec? Mind Blown!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think they’re gonna get married and join forces, right? Isn’t that where this is going? Then Bram ruins it by telling him?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: 1. IDK he has the claim as he’s her older brother. Are there going to be 2 incestual b2b.
                2. So here’s my GOT take. When they say that “Winter is Coming” that means Jon Snow is coming for the crown right? Winter is Coming is just some witty way of saying Jon Snow is going to be king. Last night he told Sansa, “That’s what Dad always said”. Case Closed.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  1. I think that’s where it’s headed — speculating, obviously 2. I thought for the last 6 (?) seasons that Winter Is Coming meant the White Walkers, but then they said Winter is Here, winter was really just snow?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: 2. That’s what I thought and then one night I thought I cracked the case cause he’s Jon SNOW!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh Jesus, that’s what it was?!

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Was it right there in front of our faces the whole time? BTW I couldn’t find it anywhere else on the internet when I looked it about a month ago.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s the winter?! I can’t believe this, I didn’t even get it last night

  73. Mark says:
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    I saw Hunter Renfroe is ESPN’s new #1 Fantasy prospect. What do you think considering his low walk rate? Ever seen him play and if so what did you think?

    • knucks says:
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      @Mark: That’s a clown prospect list, bro. I’d talk to Ralph. He’s way better than ESPN’s crew AND can also spit fire. So you’ve been warned.

      • Mark says:
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        Ralph mentioned he did not agree with it, but I am very curious what Grey thinks of Renfroe or anyone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with Ralph

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @Mark: Yeah I feel like that ranking makes zero sense. I thought I was the high guy on Renfroe, but a Padres power hitting prospect that doesn’t walk shouldn’t be #1. As I said Margot is a better prospect at his position on his own team. Also just as likely to be promoted.

  74. Matt says:
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    Would you drop Paxton or Nola for 2 starts by Mengden this week (@SF, PIT)

    Rank the closers please for ROS: Davis, Casilla, Osuna

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Nola….Davis, Osuna

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Should I do the 2 starts by Mengden or 1 start of Salazar at Atlanta, or 1 start of Carrasco at Toronto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar

          • Matt says:
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            @Grey: I thought so, thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  75. True and Correct says:
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    Grey, olease rank ROS, include everyone, if you don’t mind:
    Cueto
    Salazar
    Carrasco
    J. Ross
    Rodon
    Bauer
    Stroman
    Nola

    Thanks. mainly for Points.

  76. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Wondering whether to start Snell vs. BOS $2.6 and gray vs. TOR $5.0?

  77. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    Start or bench?

    Chris Archer vs Red Sox
    Chris Archer vs Detroit

    Thanks!

  78. True and Correct says:
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    Questions that I don’t have an answer for :
    Does Stras pitch this week ?
    Does Story miss more than 1 game ?
    Will Starling try and steal another base (after getting caught last night by Grandal) ?
    Is Lamb for real (at least v. righties) ?
    Is Joe Ross worth a p/up for Nola or should I just buy Salazar for his single ? haha
    Thanks

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Adam says:
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    Need utility
    Pagan or Mark Reynolds?
    Thx

  80. Murph says:
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    Fielder or morales ROS?

  81. Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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    where’s you seeing stressbird has ribs popped out, i’m only seeing it’s the same back thing as previously mentioned (which he somehow expects anybody to believe has nothing to do with his “other” back that was injured exactly a year ago).

    anyhoo, assuming hundley plays today (otherwise can grab wolters, who finally had a good day last time up), which of these 3B for just today
    cuthbert vs STL -3.8
    adonis vs CLE .1
    uribe @ ATL -2.4

  82. jacks says:
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    In my weekly 4X4 do I start 1) Story with his bruised finger 2) Polanco with his bad hammy 3) Kemp with his 5 game at home slate 4) Kang with his frequent sits?

    • jacks says:
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      @jacks: I mean which one of these should I start this week

  83. Eric says:
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    Throw the dice?

    Need SP and own Lindor. Offered Strasburg for Bogaerts.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eric: I wouldn’t do that trade

  84. Ron "Rondell says:
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    I was offered Trevor Bauer and Prince Fielder for my Longoria?

    I have Frazier for 3b as well. Good trade or ask for someone other than Fielder?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo side

  85. Jake DuBois says:
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    Points league (where pitchers aren’t quite as valuable as they are in normal points leagues):

    Syndergaard and Myers

    for

    Harper, Piscotty, and Bauer

    Which side do your prefer?

  86. Q says:
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    Pick 2 to start in my weekly points league. 2 start guys help, but only if they are good (did I really need to say that? I’m a moron)

    Paxton v BAL
    I Kennedy @ PHI
    Roark v. Cin
    Archie Bradley v. PHI
    Yordano v StL, @ PHI

    I was leaning Yordano & Roark but SON disagrees. Not that I trust Yordano, but his two starts right before his suspension were good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Kennedy, Roark

  87. Bye Felica says:
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    Trading Harper for Sale.
    Is it crazy?
    Pretty much even if you need the ace ratios?

    I don’t need Harper I honestly don’t.
    My offense is retarded in a good way.

    Ugh.. I’m so tootin conflicted I tells youz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bye Felica: You should trade for a cheaper pitcher with a cheaper hitter

      • Bye Felica says:
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        Thanks for the reminder. Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed

    Drop Matt Moore or Jon Gray for Mark Reynolds?

    Thanks!

  89. Scott says:
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    To activate V-squared, need to drop one of these:
    Junior Guerra
    Archie Bradley
    Cody Reed

  90. Fart in a Jar says:
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    I wanna pick up mark Reynolds to start in copra for the next few days. Drop franco, turner, or hold?

    Thanks!

  91. Beau Hammel says:
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    Is giles basically droppable at this point? Guys like phelps, barraclough, blanton on waivers and I dont have a spot for both herrera and giles on my roster. Need more IP!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Beau Hammel: I traded Ian Desmond for Giles the 1st day of the season. I dropped him by the end of the 1st week. Yes you can still drop him

  92. Wudaben says:
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    Which 2 starter this week… Duffy, Ross or Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Grey:

        Duffy vs STL (wainwright) @PHI (Nola)
        Ross vs NYM (Syndergaard) vs CIN (Straily)
        Gray vs TOR (Estrada) @ LAD (Urias)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ross

  93. The Younger Pete, from The Adventures of Pete and Pete says:
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    1. Pineda is available on wire, do I consider dropping any of these guys for him?

    Walker
    Tillman
    Rodon
    Duffy

    2. Rank ROS from:

    Franco
    AJ Reed
    Reyes
    Travis
    Carlos Santana

    10-team H2H

    Danke!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy… Franco, Santana, Reed

  94. William Hung says:
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    /begin mini rant

    With a core of Blackmon, Betts, Polanco, Marte, and Bogaerts I only managed 1 SB as a team last week! I still won big in my H2H game, but if they only stole one more I would’ve skunked my opponent…

    I thought I was getting a huge pickup in Brian McCanns Cans but since I didn’t play at all last year, I didn’t realize he forgot how to hit and was going to be in a platoon with Austin Romine… blah!

    /end mini rant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. Great Bambino says:
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    hi it’s me again.. for the 4th time already today lol

    14 team H2H redraft Mixed

    start or bench

    Jon Gray @Col vs BlueJays
    Jon Gray @ Dodgers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him in both

  96. bonger says:
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    10-team redraft, lagging in the standings. Another team offered me Cueto, Stanton, Frazier and Schoop for my Arenado, Bryant and Cishek. I’m 20 saves back of a 2 point gain and thinking of dumping the category. Schoop would replace AsCab, and the back of my rotation is Shields, Happ, Eickhoff. Should I ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  97. jacks says:
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    Everyone is saying start 2 start Shark this week (Oak and @AZ). But I look at his recent starts and I see the return of the bad shark. K numbers have fallen off a cliff. One gem out of his last five starts, the rest were pretty bad. Am I crazy to start Pomeranz at home v NYY instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  98. unclefavre says:
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    My Harper for his arrieta?

    I can pick up choo that was just dropped, I have the next waiver claim

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • unclefavre says:
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      @unclefavre:

      Rotisserie league. I think arrieta will put me in first in all categories for pitching. Beltran, Justin Upton, and marte in the OF. With J.d Martinez on the DL

      • unclefavre says:
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        @unclefavre:
        @grey

        Your too quick!!!

  99. Sideshow27 says:
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    Do you consider DeSclafani a hold or streamer?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Sideshow27: reference material, without knowing league size, league type, amount of SP owned, available other SP this is like asking “am i close to the grand canyon”. yeah, maybe. depends on what you consider “close” and where you currently are.

  100. knucks says:
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    12 team roto, QS instead of wins

    Villar/Cueto or Machado

    I’m the Villar/Cueto owner. Team with Machado is in last place and asking for Villar every few days.

    You’d want Machado right? And its not all that close?

  101. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’ll take the over on Freeman. I figure he hits 13 more HRs which gets him to 41 RBIs, which means he needs 19 more. So one additional RBI on top of the homers every 4 games. Easy Money.

    FCL I hit 3 HRs this week….in 290 ABs. I mean my offense is bad, but come on.

    Actual question, 10 Team OBP league. Currently dominating pitching, and HR/RBIs, but light on OBP and SB

    Would you Move?

    Sale/Kemp for Polanco/Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re so gonna lose! What’s our bet? One fake dollar? Polanco side, it’s fair

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Fake Dollar works for me. I can almost lick George Washington’s fake forehead.

        Lots of Paxton questions today…

        Dude has a 10+/K rate, a sub 3/BB Rate with an xFIP of 3.26, also his BABIP against is .415 which is crazy. He also has a 30% Hard contact rate against which is lower then Jose Fernandez. (Albeit with a minuscule soft contact rate)

        Not sure what else these people want.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better put your tongue away, I”m winning this one!

  102. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: are you starting story in weekly leagues? My other option is tim Anderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Anderson

  103. JVanSlyke says:
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    I can’t wait for Canseco on the podcast. A few years back when he was on house arrest I tired convincing a few friends to go in on paying to hang out with him but couldn’t raise enough cash. Because of deadbeat friends, My Canseco Donruss rated rookie remains unsigned

    Aj Reed or Mark Reynolds? I’m holding Reynolds at the moment for the homestead at least but wasn’t sure if I should jump in Reed instead

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Oh, it’s classic… Reed

  104. LightBlack says:
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    Is there a term in the glossary for dropping a guy after holding onto to him for half a year then he becomes a top ten guy at his position ROS? I woukd like to nominate….dropboozled. Last year it was Salazar for me. Hope its not Ventura this year. Still holding Rondon just in case and to a lesser degree Liriano.

    Crouching turd, Hidden rat bastard perhaps?

    • LightBlack says:
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      @LightBlack: Rodon that is.

    • LightBlack says:
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      @LightBlack: Rodon that [email protected]LightBlack:

      Rozter question as well. Odropped Lawrie mi-week for Baez in a 10 6×5 OBP. Stick with my guns(one of them is a colt AR), or run back to the ww like a bitch begging for forgiveness screaming I promise I won’t do it again?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, I’d go Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Crouching turd, Hidden rat bastard!

  105. HMM says:
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    12 weekly h2h points league would you start Lackey vs legroom @ mets, Tanaka @ home vs texas and nick martinez or Carrasco vs RA Dickey @ tor ?? thx for the help. I feel like these are al close and I just can’t decide. And I also need to fill a OF spot and U spot. which 2 or these 3 guys would you start this week….. ed nunez, khris davis, or shin choo ? btw – 1 for a strikeout… thx for all the advice grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

      • HMM says:
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        @Grey: cool got nunez in thank you. Then would you start davis or choo? at OF since nunez will be at U . Thx again grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis

  106. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Archer or Pineda ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  107. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Great read as always, thanks!

    Pitching question: 14 team 5×5 roto
    My WHIP/Era = not good.

    SP I have: (Syndegaard, Matz, Tillman), Duffy, Paxton, Taillon , Odorizzi
    Pitchers on wire: Aaron Nola, J Guerra, Kelvin Herrera, Leake, W-Y Chen, Conley

    Any you’d swap out for more than just a stream?

    Thanks….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi and guys on waivers are streamers

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey…. But Taillon still worth keeping the faith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can stream out of Taillon’s spot, but I’m holding him for one more start

  108. griff says:
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    Dynasty Format: Drop Nola for Daniel Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Andy says:
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    12 team H2H: Mazara seems like a light/mediocre hitter and isn’t helping end my losing streak. Should I drop him for Schoop/Diaz/Travis to fill in for Zobrist who has been struggling at 2B (and I can use Zobrist in the OF when he’s ready)? Or swap him for Choo/Melvin Upton Jr. who seem more productive ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Schoop, though not sure who is now playing OF

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: I have Cruz, Marte, and can use Valencia in OF with Villar at 3B.

        So Schoop at 2B would allow me to choose 3 from Cruz, Marte, Valencia, Zobrist.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay go for it

  110. knucks says:
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    Think I may have been missed above… sorry for the double post….

    12 team roto, QS instead of wins

    Villar/Cueto or Machado

    I’m the Villar/Cueto owner. Team with Machado is in last place and asking for Villar every few days.

    No needs right now, can stream Cueto’s spot if i make this deal. You’d want Machado right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, I missed it too, I guess… Machado side

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: You’re the man, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Sorry to be a pain with this, but he countered with this:

            Thor/Villar
            Salazar/Machado

            Would you still take Machado side there?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Machado side

  111. tjw4404 says:
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    I’m in a standard h2h 5×5 league.

    A)Should I drop Michael Saunders and/or Danny Valencia for any of the following: AJ Reed, Khris Davis, Justin Turner, Justin Bour, Mark Reynolds?

    B) Tim Anderson or Jose Reyes?

    C) ODB or Rajai?

    • tjw4404 says:
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      Dear Grey,

      I wrote you but you still ain’t callin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tjw4404: Sorry, must’ve missed this… A) Saunders for Reed B) Anderson C) ODB

  112. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Meanwhile in Hood News, Gerald Woodley, Big L’s rumored killer was shot at the corner of 139th and Lennox.

    No idea why I decided to share this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw shizz!

  113. OH the choices.. says:
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    Grey good morning !! would you be ok starting estrada in a 2 start week with a bad back or 1 start Lackey, Tanaka, Gausman. Which Guy would you start?? BTW this is a 12 h2h weekly mixed points league. Thank you and have a great day Grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups…

  114. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    3 questions

    1) Velasquez is off the DL. WHo should I drop to activate him Merryfield or Duffy
    2) Would you drop Siegrist for the kid in Miami Barraclough? Sigrist is killing me with blown saves.
    3) Would you drop eith Merryfield or Duffy to pick up Taijuan Walker?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Walker 2) Didn’t he get the win yesterday? 3) Merrifield

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Did you just answer #1 with #3? I want to make sure I understood that right…

        Merrifield for Walker for Velasquez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            and who do I drop to activate Velasquez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Velasquez

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok so drop Velasquez all together? You’re jumping off the bandwagon? Then drop Merrifield for T. Walker?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Merrifield for Velasquez for today…See how he does tonight, then reevaluate

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i’ll see how he does tonight. If he bombs which i expect him to do since he is on the road. i’ll drop him outright, and then drop Merrifield for Walker.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey

                    Well so far Velasquez is pitching well 5H, 0ER, 4 k’s I can’t make the merrifield move for Taijuan Walker. I have to activate Velasquez first. What should I do about him now?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Drop Merrifield for Velasquez

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      and what about Taijuan Walker?

  115. griff says:
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    Justin Turner or Valencia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  116. J-FOH says:
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    The Tampa Bay Razz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are we buying a team? That would be awesome!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m sure you could get investors and we can chip in food stamps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Might be all it takes!

  117. green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey ! Hope you had a great weekend!

    Trade Q: I’m interested in aquiring Mookie betts, who would you offer if you would advise that?

    My team:

    C- Ramos

    1b- rizzo

    2b- odor

    3b- kyle seager

    IF- lindor

    SS- bogartes

    OF- Harper
    OF- polanco
    OF- Duvall
    OF- trumbo

    DH- napoli

    Utility- Jackie Bradley Jr

    Bench-
    Mazara, story, trea Turner,,Justin Turner , Willson contreras

    His team:

    C- mcann

    1b- Freddie freeman

    2b- rendon

    3b- arenado

    SS- tuluwitzki

    IF- bung ho park

    OF- mcctuchen
    OF- betts
    OF- Adam jones
    OF- puig

    DH- pujols

    Utility – Tyler white

    Bench-
    Bully Hamilton , maybin, lemahieu, victor Martinez, Michael Brantley, Aledymys Diaz

    H2h pts / weekly/ redraft

    Thanks bud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco and Duvall?

  118. Pat says:
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    Great stuff, Gray

    Harper, Jofer, Maz for Betts, Donaldson, Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Betts side

  119. JimmyJackJames says:
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    What are your thoughts on Tyler Anderson ROS – he’s looked pretty good so far but Coors effect.

    Also, please rank the following in order of preference for saves stash:

    Jim Johnson
    Cam Bedrosian
    Will Smith
    Nate Jones

    Thanks Grey!

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        I was talking about Tyler Anderson, SP for the Rox not Speedy Tim of Chi-town.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, my bad… I’m excited to watch him outside of Coors, wouldn’t start him in it

          • JimmyJackJames says:
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            @Grey: Awesome, thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  120. knucks says:
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    My last inquiry for today…

    Please pick a side. And also, is this really close to fair both ways?

    Villar/Franco/Betances/Cueto
    or
    Segura/Kyle Seager/Oh/Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar side, close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, could see the Seager side… It’s real close

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Perfect. That’s all I needed to hear. I’m currently pretty high up in roto standings for Speed. Sitting in 2nd place overall.

        So the difference in steals between Segura/Villar vs. potential Saves from Oh (I also own Siegrest and Tim Anderson for SS/Speed, if he ever gets going on the basepath), has me leaning towards accepting the Seager/Sale side.

        The STL saves could push me over the top in this league. But if Oh/Siegrest never claim the role, at least Oh should give me solid Ratios/K’s that won’t hurt me much after owning Betances for half the year. Thx again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Was I supposed to remember that was Ned’s sister in the tower? If I didn’t read articles and other convos in these comments I’d have never known that. I feel like how you normally feel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got that, but I read Dany is Jon’s aunt… I don’t understand, doesn’t it make her his sister?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I think I lost focus when that whole three eyed raven flashback started the first time.

        And her brother would be Jon’s dad, so that makes her Jon’s aunt. I only say this from a Buzzfeed article that gives the rundown of this. Which apparently superfans have been waiting to hear this for 5 years somehow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Her brother that was in the first season? I thought it was her rapey dad…

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Ha, no I guess Rhaegar is another brother. I’m telingl you, no idea how people remember all of this.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So there was the mad king and he had Dany, rhagear and the dopey brother from the 1st season?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, I think so. I now remember always hearing about Rhaegar, just didn’t know characters who were never in the show would have such an impact.

                There’s a link in that article that lists all the hints throughout the series. That’s another article that kind of helps.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, that blows my mind, had no idea and really thought I was paying attention

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I thought I knew what was going on until I read everything today. Now I feel dumb.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay need to read this now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Btw, winter is coming is really about the weather?!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I saw your conversation with Teddy above about “Winter is Coming”. I like his theory, but I’m with you…I still think it means the weather/White Walkers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s the effin weather?!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Haha. I always thought “Winter is Coming” meant the White Walkers are coming.

                I still think that, but I obviously have no idea. It could mean Dean Winters and Mayhem are coming for all I know.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater:
                  1.It’s a Mind Eff, they want you to think it’s the White Walkers! The ultimate twist!

                  2. You’re right about Dany, I was thinking she was Jon’s sister, but it’s his Aunt.

  122. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty 6×6 h2h. extra cats are is k/bb and ops, and use QS instead of W, and Hits instead of avg. picked up a team in this league in the offseason. it was a mess so decided to do a tear down. Figured I’d end up with a high draft pick. but with some elite bats already (machado, correa) and some good deals and draft picks (polanco, mazara, aj reed, story) my team is in 4th place mainly due to my offense. my pitching is pretty awful. Harvey, smyly, duffy, straily, taillon, koehler, ja happ, junior guerra, fiers, tillman, hahn. RPs-rodney, estevez, barraclough, neris, madson, dyson.

    rest of offense is c-norris, 1b-morales, 2b-gennett, 3b-machado, ss-correa, of-mazara, polanco, rajai, util – story, mark reynolds. BN/DL-pearce, reddick, grossman, aj reed.

    notable prospects are alex reyes, brendan rodgers, dom smith, devers, martes, carson fulmer, hoffman, trent clark, eddy julio, allard

    While i’m in 4th, it’s mainly been h2h matchup driven. my underlying cumulative offensive stats are all between 6th and 9th. and my cumulative pitching stats to date are between 10th and 13th, with only saves placing me in the top 4 of any category.

    Been offered xander and sale for my correa, taillon, and alex reyes. still not sure i can compete this year but i get a bona fide stud in sale. xander and correa are pretty close to a coin flip at this point. i’d probably push for another decent arm (maybe wainwright) if i do the deal since at that point i’m pushing my chips in. hate to lose reyes especially but very intrigued by this deal. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sale side

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Moscowitz says:
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    With only 25 move left ROS, would you drop Nola for Rodon or just bench Nola and hope for the best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Nola

  124. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    12-team OBP league where I need SP. Bad idea to trade Braun for S.Wright?

    Also, what in the world do I do with Liriano in a 16-team dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good, bench Liriano

  125. Q says:
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    Mark Zuckerman of masnsports.com, covering the Nats says it’s Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  126. Bob says:
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    Roster below. Want to add desclafini and Oh. Who are you dropping? Or stay as is?

    C-Weiter
    1b-rizzo
    2b-Schoop
    Ss-Correa
    MI- Deon Travis
    3b-Franco
    CI-Kang
    Of-Marte
    Of-Ozuna
    Of-heyward
    Of-Desmond
    Of-Gomez
    Ut-Aj reed
    B-Rendon
    B-Sano
    P-JFer
    P- Thor
    P-Salazar
    P-Fulmer
    P-Matz
    P-shoemaker
    P-Bauer
    P-Hector Romdon
    P- Sam Dyson
    B-Matz
    B-wacha
    Dl- strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon for DeScla

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Would you drop rendon for Giolito?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  127. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Giolito called up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Dusty just said it….and I added him OF COURSE!!!

        • William Hung says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: hopefully he has a better debut than Berrios. Just looked up his minor league numbers and his BB/9 in AA is 4+… but he is facing the Mets so….

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @William Hung: He was bad the first 5 starts, was on fire for the next 7 going 5-0 with great numbers, then the last two were rough and meh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whenever I get a rookie callup before you, I know they must not be any good

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: You beat me to Mazara…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But you didn’t rest until you got him

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: No rest for the prospector. BTW I’d take back Hosmer in a heartbeat with Frazier’s avg struggles.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, how’s Mazara doing too?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Shoulda left 1% on the table

  128. Q says:
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    So…..Trea Turner? Anyone??? Can they share a Lyft???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can share a Lyft with anyone, very accomdating

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Q: He’s starting tonight in center for Syracuse

  129. Hand of SAGNOF says:
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    Traded Matz for Casillia before that last ligament tears. Plus casillia is an upgrade over street. Sellers remorse? Or smart move? Gonna flip street for another sp. What tier is he worth in your most non humble opinion?

    RP Chap britton Jeffress casillia street

    SP Lester,carrasco, salazar, bauer, estrada, straily, streamer spot. Going to add 1 to offset Matz trade.

    Thoughts and thanks. .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great but maybe Matz really is hurt bad

  130. William Hung says:
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    I just dropped Kelley for Giolito – Nat for Nat… with Papelbon coming back soon, I can afford to miss out on a couple of saves this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, solid move

  131. Jimbo says:
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    Still hold Nola or is he now considered a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him until I see a good start

  132. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Getting frustrated with my pitchers and I need to stream. Who would you drop out of the following to keep a revolving streamer spot? 10-team H2H with QS

    Paxton, Stroman, Liriano, Taijuan

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano and Stroman are droppable

  133. Greg says:
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    I love Profar….but his playing time is inexplicably decreasing. …looking at ss, ros, could you rank the following?

    And I could use some more speed, but not critically. Anderson, Reyes, Baez, cozart, or hold and hope Rangers trade him or come to their senses. …

    Also last week you mentioned or kind of implied you still have faith in Maikel Franco. …would you take a flier on Cuthbert over him? Thanks, good write up, awesome headline, 14th2h,5×5,yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco over Cuthbert

  134. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Grey – Desperate for pitching help… Staff is killing me right now in our 14 team 5×5 roto.

    I have Kyle Seager, Votto, Donaldson, Castellanos, and Turner so have corner men to spare. Was just offered Pomeranz for my Seager. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nay

  135. Pat says:
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    Dump Duffy for Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  136. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey HoW you been..? I haven’t been able to read a lot but is Lucas Giolito a big pickup? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yep

  137. Scott says:
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    Only Kershaw has a lower walk rate than Tomlin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, well, he’s just insane

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

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

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
    Bench: (McCullers, Paxton, Duffy, Urias/streamer, Bradley/streamer)

    As you can see I’m streaming the last two spots of my pitching staff and already picked up Urias and Bradley since you helped me plan the following 11 starts marked with an asterisk out of all the options below…

    However I don’t think I should use all 11 starts before Saturday 7/2 because then I won’t be able to start anyone on Saturday 7/2 if needed due to the start limit rule. So in order to potentially start one of the guys on 7/2 in a pinch, is it worth actually NOT starting one of the pre-selected starts or are one or two of those selected starts really that much better than one of the options on 7/2? Just want to double check since Bradley’s start at home makes me slightly nervous, Walker’s feet worry me vs. BAL and I’m not sure I can trust Eovaldi… but you know better than I do!

    6/28
    *Urias @MIL (8.5)*
    *Harvey @WAS (1.0)*
    *McCullers @LAA (-0.1)*

    6/29
    *Salazar @ATL (23.4)*
    *Bradley vs. PHI (15.4)*
    Reed vs. CHN (-0.6)
    Taillon @SEA (-1.8)
    Matz @WAS (-5.6)

    6/30
    *Pineda vs. TEX (20.5)*
    *Carrasco @TOR (18.2)*
    *Walker vs. BAL (13.7)*
    G. Gonzalez vs. CIN (11.3)
    Leake vs. KC (8.8)
    *Rodon vs. MIN (7.3)*

    7/1
    *Kennedy @PHI (19.9)*
    *Eovaldi @SD (17.2)*
    Fiers vs. CHA (8.3)

    7/2
    Paxton vs. BAL (22.7)
    Duffy @PHI (15.3)
    Corbin vs. SF (11.0)

    7/3
    Urias vs. COL (19.5)
    Ray vs. SF (11.4)
    Harvey vs. CHN (13.2)
    Conley @ATL (9.5)
    McHugh vs. CHA (8.4)
    J. Gray @LAN (6.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Eovaldi, Walker…Matz, Paxton

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Wow okay thanks!

        Oh and actually I got some questions regarding Duffy since he’s been mentioned a lot in the comments today. As you can see, he’s still on my roster but the plan was to leave him benched tonight vs. STL (-5.5) and I know it’s not til this weekend but it looks like you’re not too thrilled about his next start @PHI (15.3) on 7/2 either so I’m not sure if he’s worth holding or maybe I should drop him for Pineda right now or even Giolito? If yes to Giolito is he worth starting tomorrow vs. NYN (-7.4)?

        Part of me wants to wait to see how Duffy does tonight before dropping him but not sure if Pineda or Giolito will be available still even though my league is pretty slow … My original plan was to pickup Pineda tomorrow night in place of one of my streamers…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Duffy for Giolito, but don’t start Giolito yet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But if you think you can wait in your league, wait

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Yeah sounds good, thanks again I think I’ll wait and see how Duffy pitches tonight…

            Actually regardless of whether I’m keeping Duffy or not, he’s still locked on my roster for today so I’m tempted to start him since my opponent is starting Wainwright @KC (-8.5) in the same game against Duffy and he’s also starting Snell vs. BOS (6.5) … so is it still not worth the risk and a wasted start or should I go for it since my opponent is making risky starts to start the week in this points matchup?

            If I start him tonight then I’d have to sacrifice one of the following starts:

            6/28
            *Urias @MIL (8.5)*
            *Harvey @WAS (1.0)*
            *McCullers @LAA (-0.1)*

            6/29
            *Salazar @ATL (23.4)*
            *Bradley vs. PHI (15.4)*
            *Matz @WAS (-5.6)*

            6/30
            *Pineda vs. TEX (20.5)*
            *Carrasco @TOR (18.2)*
            *Rodon vs. MIN (7.3)*

            7/1
            *Kennedy @PHI (19.9)*

            7/2
            *Paxton vs. BAL (22.7)*

            Appreciate the help as always!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like Matz is being skipped anyway, so start Duffy

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Yeah dang I just saw that too!

                Sorry to keep this going but just wanna get these starts right! So assuming Matz is skipped then what is the best use of that 11th start for the week?

                Duffy vs. STL (-6.9) tonight?

                or one of:

                Walker vs. BAL (13.7)
                Eovaldi @SD (17.2)

                or save the start for maybe on Duffy @PHI (15.3) or Corbin vs. SF (11.0) on Saturday?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  None are great… Save the start for Duffy @PHI

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Word! I’ll probably end up sitting Matz anyway even if he starts

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, can’t start Matz now

  139. Cram It says:
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    Giolito, Giolito or Giolito?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: …add Giolito and Giolito to that list. I guess what I’m Giolitoing is, do I Giolito for Giolito or just Giolito?

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: Yes and no.

    • Tony Soprano says:
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      @Cram It: The Italian one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonna go with Giolito there, but close

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I was thinking. Giolito to you too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did you get him somewhere? I didn’t

  140. Q says:
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    Drop Taillon for Giolito? How about Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Taillon

  141. Greg says:
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    Giolito called up. Got him. Yay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  142. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Need pitching….got Pujols, EE and Rizzo. In a keeper is Rizzo too much to give up for Abre and Arrieta ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, not gonna happen is more likely

  143. Dropped Liriano in a 12 Team H2H for Giolito; after Francisco was staked to a 4-1 lead today at home and proceeded to do what he has been doing to his owners for the majority of the season. Could have possibly gotten more creative and benched him. But had to move quickly and he was #1 on my shizzlist. Overreaction? Or have I dumped an abuser?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, good move, you needed to move on

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey. Appreciate the support.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anytime, zombie

  144. J-FOH says:
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    Hey did you hear, Giolito got called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, Giolito is called up?!

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH: Hey did you hear, Betty White’s pussy called and it wants your face back.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: Razzball’s snobbiest troll goes out of his/her way to say hi….I’m touched

  145. Nick says:
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    Which side?

    Duvall for Harvey?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  146. Robert says:
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    Oh or Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  147. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Would you trade either Arrietta or Thor for Betts? Prefer Harper over Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, Thor first, Harper first

      • Vinny Boombatz says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  148. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you start Snell at home versus the Red Sox tonight?

    H2h league and I have 5 more starts this week than my opponent, so I can stand to sit a couple guys. Already planning on sitting Sanchez in Coors and Smyly at home versus DET.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  149. #flytheW says:
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    Ok so in a 12 team mixed points league h2h would you start 2 start estrada and his sore back vs @col n home vs cle. , lackey at mets or tanaka home vs tex ? I would guess the 2 starts buuuut with that back issue does it sway you? Thx for the help grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  150. Brett says:
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    Rank these keepers for next year belt 11 Mazara 8 kang 7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  151. Miamia says:
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    Drop Nola for Rodon start Wednesday vs Minnesota
    Or drop Ray who starts vs Giants on Saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ray

  152. Alex says:
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    Grey or anyone daring to start Estrada at Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Ugh I forgot to bench him, oh well. More Russian roulette.

  153. Ralph Lifshitz

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    Trea Turner in center for Syracuse tonight.

    Bregman in AAA, he’ll be up immediately post-break me thinks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knowing Dusty, Trea will platoon with Revere and Taylor

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: haha spot on

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: If Bregman’s up do you like him better than Jhonny?

  154. Miamia says:
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    Safest start that will get the win tonight
    Shark vs oak (most expensive), mengden (cheapest), Ray vs philly, vv vs Arizona, shoemaker vs Houston, mchugh vs lots angeles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  155. William Hung says:
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    Watching Bauer’s start right now against the Braves – there needs to be a term for a pitcher who is on a hot streak and is facing a weak offense on paper, and shits the bed – Bauer is not there yet, but he’s definitely not sharp tonight

    It’s kind of like getting hustled…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Like getting drawn in to a room with a hot girl, thinking you’re going to get down, only for her to steal all your clothes and now you are crying, naked, on the floor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… So vivid!

          • Sandlot Bully says:
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            @Grey: Bad Vegas (K)Night. “Knight” is stripper slang for a guy who thinks he can “save” said dancer from her “dead end” life.

            Don’t ask

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Sandlot Bully says:
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                @Grey: No likey the submission?

  156. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    damn, stressbird pulling STL level of misinfo, claimed his back thing
    1. wasn’t a big deal
    2. didn’t mention anything about detaching ribs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: I wouldn’t worry too much about ribs popping out. I’ve had it happen on quite a few occasions. They go back into place by themselves or with the help of a chiropractor.

  157. Nightmare says:
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    Kendrys, Justin turner, Reed, Alex Gordon
    H2h points
    Pick top 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed, Turner

  158. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    AL only, drop either of avisail/desmond jennings for brentz? this would seem an easy yes, except jennings HR’d twice lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: just saw red dick is back tomorrow (thought that would take a bit longer). so avisail gone there anyway, jennings or brentz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jennings

  159. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Did anyone predict Lindor as a #3 hitter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #2 or #3, don’t see him hitting much other places in that lineup

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Poor wording.

        …..being this good of a hitter,.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had him as a top 60 overall bat

  160. brett says:
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    Russell or Forsythe rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  161. Miamia says:
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    Semien vs shark mid price, Galvis vs ray, low price or Correa vs shoemaker high price

    Altuve vs shoe high price, segura vs vv, mid price panik vs mengden mid price

    How would you pair these two together

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, Altuve

  162. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Dreaded catcher question.
    Castillo hasn’t been all that productive. Drop him for any of these guys or hold?

    Derek Norris
    Yan Gomes
    Kurt Suzuki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  163. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    NL only with no ratios. hits replace AVG, for pitchers innings and ER against rather than whip/era.
    C hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B rendon
    3B murphy
    SS villar
    MI mercer
    CI adonis
    OF (4) jaso/marte/nimmo/heyward
    util (2) span/joseph
    BN contreras/adams/arcia (no NA slots)
    DL parra
    SP lester/V2/shark/hellickson/chen/eickhoff/norris/ray
    RP jeffress/will smith/estevez (2 RP slots, many P slots)
    do i have any drop for giolito? thinking when arcia comes up it’s for good, we don’t know about gio. REALLY bad SP in FA.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: if it’s not likely will smith steals save opps (reported all over the place when he came off DL) he’d be the easiest one probably.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: still think will smith is a decent saves hold then. thornborg seems ahead of him currently (obviously owned already).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thornburg does seem ahead of him

  164. Miamia says:
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    Who has higher ceiling/lower floor
    Coco crisp vs shark batting lead off or pagan vs mengden batting 5th

    Leaning crisp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  165. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera, Cheslor Cuthbert, Adam Eaton, Brandon Snyder, Jordy Mercer, and Tyler Flowers have all homered off my pitchers in the past 6 days. My staff has a babip of around .400 in that time.
    Needless to say, the swear jar at the Garvin residence has seen some hefty contributions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

  166. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rosenthal was dropped in my league – is he worth stashing or should I wait till he gets himself right and then pick him up once Matheny puts him back as closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, forget him

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @William Hung: Who would you be dropping?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: not sure – maybe Kintzler or a streaming pitcher spot

  167. Luke says:
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    What do you think of Chris Davis for Cueto?

    I have a lot of power, could use pitching help. But like you mentioned in your post Grey, the regression fairies must be headed Cueto’s way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  168. mrbaseball says:
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    Archie Bradley Ari – SP for T. Anderson CWS – SS – who do you want in keeper league
    TRADE OFFER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

    • Mike says:
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      @mrbaseball: I’ve got both in my dynasty league and I think I’d take Bradley simply for the fact the SS position is so deep right now. That being said if you’re strong at pitcher and guys like Swanson and Rodgers are already taken dropping Bradley wouldn’t be a tough decision.

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

    Damn glad I waited and didn’t drop the Duffman! Bummin’ that I didn’t start him (he’s got 18 pts right now) but at least my opponent’s 2 starts of Wainwright and Snell are gonna equal out to like 4 pts total…. Giolito is still available but I can’t get myself to drop Duffy for him and I need to use two streaming spots until after Thurs so if he’s still available that’s great but I think I trust Duffy more ROS… agree or disagree?

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
    Bench: (McCullers, Paxton, Duffy, Urias/streamer, Bradley/streamer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree

  170. JonJonathan says:
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    Duvall, Lamb and Samardjai for David Price.
    I have depth. I’m receiving Price

  171. Briz says:
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    Hey. A tough call I don’t want to make. I’m on my 4th year (of 4) with Goldschmidt, so before too long I need to trade him before I have to lose him for nothing after the season. In an ideal game, who would be a great straight-up trade? Trout, Rizzo, Harper, Betts, Xander or whoever else? I don’t want older like Cabrera cause I want the same value, including keeping for 3 or 4 years. Thanks for any thoughts! Oh, it’s R, RBI, HR, SB, ERA, and OBP

  172. GanGGreeN says:
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    Should I drop corey dickerson for oswaldo arcia.

  173. JMAC says:
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    H2H 5×5 OBP Keeper (Only keep top 5 overall)

    People just dropped Heyward and Mazara, which one do you grab or both? Current OFs are Upton, Ellsbury, Kemp, Pederson, Polanco and have Jose Ramirez who acts as a good fill in whenever players aren’t playing across the board. Add 1 add both? Going to drop a pitcher to add one of them for sure. Drop any of the others as well? Mainly thinking Pederson

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