No joy comes from benching your ace and having him do a shot of Visine right as he’s going to bed.  “I’m just going to tuck myself in with a glass of warm milk and a Visine back.”  Nope, that brings me zero enjoyment.  It’s like calling your mechanic and telling him that your brakes don’t work, which you found out after the valet drove your Peugeot into a Chipotle.  (Even Chipotles have valets in LA.)  Car’s ruined, at least I wasn’t in the damn car, but no joy.  That’s what I’m getting right now from Carlos Martinez.  Yesterday, he went 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.24, and it’s his 4th straight lackluster start in a row since returning from injury.  He was on my bench, because I don’t trust him at all, but my car’s still being used as a salsa bar, and I don’t want pico de gallo on my hood!  I want the ace pitcher I drafted!  I have to assume C-Mart is still hurt, because it hasn’t only been the series of bleh starts, but the control in his last four games has been atrocious 20 BBs in 16 2/3 IP.  Yesterday’s command was technically better, unless you consider being wild in the zone as big a problem.  Sadly, he needs to stay on your bench until he either rights the ship or hits the Disgraceful List.  Effin’ pico de gallo hood ornament!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 29th homer this week.  Know how I know he’s about to slow down?  I’m starting to feel pangs that I wished I drafted him.  Within a day or two those pangs will dissipate again to, “Yeah, that’s why I didn’t draft him.”

Michael Wacha – Hit the DL with an oblique strain which was so painful he couldn’t breath without pain.  See you around mid-August, Wacha!

Brent Suter – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  You might remember Brent Suter as a guy I drafted in Tout Wars in the free round.  Or as my autocorrect likes to call him, Brent Super.  Yo, autocorrect might be better drafting than some ‘perts.  Now that I think about it, it does always autocorrect one name to Andy Barrens.  Whoa.  *mind blown*

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3, 2 runs 1 RBI and his 16th steal, hitting .294, but left with hamstring cramps.  I think you’re okay if you own him, but if you wanna form a prayer pyramid, I’m here for you.

Brett Gardner – Remained out yesterday with a day-to-day injury that has lasted longer than a few celebrity marriages.

Masahiro Tanaka – Will throw off the mound on Sunday.  When he returns in weeks (months?) to the rotation, he’ll past-a Lasagna.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .281.  Not bad for a 280-mound of muscles.  If you were to put David Eckstein’s head on Judge’s body, he’d have 19 homers too!

Luis Severino – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.24.  You know your season’s going pretty well when you throw a ball of whacks in a start and your ERA is still below 2.25.

Miguel Andujar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his .290.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column because he’s owned in too many leagues.  Supposedly, at least, but I still get a ton of questions about picking up Andujar.  To which I say, “Andujar waiting for?”

Jean Segura – Out with a forearm infection.  Which is different than Iron Mike Sharpe who had a forearm inflection point.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .228.  As I said to someone recently in the comments, Seager is still a .250 guy.  Players are who they are until they prove to us they’re something else.  A couple months around .225 doesn’t make him a .225 hitter.  Not to mention (Grey’s got more points to make!), if he had 72 hits right now instead of 66, he’d be hitting .250.  One more hit every ten games and he’s hitting close to 25 points better, i.e., batting average is silly.

Jaime Garcia – Could be demoted to the bullpen.  I heard that and immediately scrambled to see who they were calling up to replace him, then I saw they were talking about Sam Gaviglio, so that was a worse scramble than anything by Eli Manning.  By the way, Rudy’s already released his fantasy football projections.  (Clickbait!)

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer this week.  Of course, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you need power, have at him!

Aaron Sanchez – 1 IP, 2 ER and left with an undisclosed injury.  At least undisclosed to me.  Don’t worry, Aaron Sanchez is still on MasterChef.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  It appears Calhoun is hot.  No, really, he’s a bright red!  Oh, wait, that’s just his hair color.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .222.  Hey, The Sciosciapath’s two years of loyalty to Valbuena for no reason have finally paid off!  He must’ve known something.

Justin Anderson – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 3.08.  Maybe it was giving up five earned runs in his last three appearances that left Blake Parker on the bench.  Maybe The Sciosciapath simply forgot who he named his closer.  Either is possible.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Pretty meh start, but better than it had any right to be vs. the Sawx.  Either way, I had no idea Kyle Gibson looks like he mansplains everything.  “Actually, pancakes in France are crepes.”  Ugh, Kyle Gibson, why do you have to be behind me in every buffet line?

Mookie Betts – 3-for-6, and his 19th homer, hitting .344.  Been a bit boring recently to own.  He’s only now on pace for a top 50 season in the history of fantasy baseball, and not top 10.  Bummer.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .292.  I was about to call him Andy Benny, and that sent me on a 45-minute trip around the internet watching and reading old jokes by Jack Benny, which led me to George Burns, which led me to Art Carney, which led me to Jackie Gleason.  For my money, Burns holds up the best; Jack Benny is the worst.  Don’t @ me.  “Your money or your life.”  “I’m thinking.”  Guess it’s in the delivery.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (1 hit), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Now Porcello will give up a few runs in his next outing and his ERA will move back to 3.65, then he’ll throw a solid start and back to 3.55, then to 3.45 then to 3.67 then–Shut up, I’m getting my Magic Eight Ball money’s worth!

Jesse Winker – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam.  That’s gotta be a confidence booster, right?  I mean, what’s better than hitting your first career grand slam?  How about hitting a grand slam and not getting pulled from the game for Phillip Ervin?!  Why do the Reds continue to platoon Winker?!  What are they playing for?!  Why is this so maddening to me?!  I have interrobang questions, y’all?!

Matt Harvey – 6 Ip, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.66, but he’s really turned his season around with the Reds.  On the Mets, he had a 7 ERA; on the Reds, it’s barely a 5 ERA!  Great stuff.  Take a bow, and curtesy your cape, Dark Knight.

Jason Heyward – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .283 on the year, and .250 in the last week.  He also has four homers on the year.  Heyward and Winker should time travel back to 1907 and lead the league in homers.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-1, 1 RBI, 2 BBs and zero Ks.  The Orioles pitchers have magical, curative powers!

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  He hadn’t played since the first week of the season, and, of course, he returns on a short schedule day and homers.  What’s Monday’s slate like next week?  I might wanna grab Rasmus!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .262, and has three homers in the last four games.  As a fantasy baseball Yoda would say, “Schmotato hot, grab, don’t think.”

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .282.  I’m telling you, he is capable of a few huge months back-to-back.

Shelby Miller – Set to return on Monday.  A Shelby can do your income taxes.  If you need a root canal, Shelby’s your man, but getting on the hump and pumpin’ in 95 MPH fastballs is not Shelby’s strong suit.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  You better believe he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I’ll list a reason and number it oddly:  Ketel, one, is making me drunk.

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  His ERA says everything.  It is saying that he’s been all over the place with his results — good and bad.  Or if his name is Jules, “It’s the wallet that says good and bad motherf**ker.”

Chad Kuhl – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.56.   How about not Kuhl?

Wil Myers – 0-for-3 as he returned from the DL.  There’s no bigger dick move than being on the DL for six weeks longer than what was originally reported, then randomly coming back on a Thursday, while you sit on my bench in a weekly league as I start Sean Rodriguez, because there’s no one on waivers and you could’ve gave me some advanced warning, WIL FREAKIN’ MYERS.  But I’m not mad.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.20 vs. Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  This matchup was of the 1927 Padres vs. the 1927 San Francisco Giants.  Those years are significant to each franchise because neither team existed, so their offenses weren’t good either.  The Padres had a Father whose speciality was squeezing barley between his toes for his trappist ale.  The Giants in San Francisco, not affiliated with the Giants in New York, consisted mostly of people who were absolutely positive there was still some gold left, and a coach who had a world famous sourdough starter.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save.  Who knows if he can stay healthy, but you knew El Grande Cabeza Bochy wanted Melancon to be the closer.  Or at least you should’ve known this.  I could see Watson or Smith still seeing opportunities, but it’s likely Melancon until he’s hurt.

Ronald Acuna – Will begin a rehab assignment today.  Finally.  Lohan got to rehab faster.  Let’s go Acuña!

Dan Straily – Received a five game suspension for throwing at Buster Posey.  Straily, are you crazy?  MLB made an entire rule to protect Buster Posey.  Throw at him and MLB’s next rule change will be pitchers can only throw to 2nd base.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .317.  I think I’ve finally isolated the 47,788,921 bacteria found in the common cold and can now work towards a cure.  I’m just going to negligently leave my lab results by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Yoenis Cespedes – Will begin running soon.  That was also the first chapter of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .225.  It means nothing since it was in Coors, except it might mean something to the Rockies.  You know they see Frazier and they’re thinking, “Can you play 1st base?  How do you feel about playing the outfield so we can move David Dahl and Ramiel Tapia down the depth chart?  What about moving Murphy to the bench and catching for the Colorado Stallones?  Our real name, by the way, people just call us Rockies.”

   
  1. Terrence Mann says:
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    You smell that, Grey?

    FIRE BURNING IN THE OUTFIELD!

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Hehe, nope. Just some dopefiend climbing the fence in the middle of the night at Kauffman again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What else is new

  2. c says:
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    FYI – The common cold is a viral infectious disease. no bacteria there.

    Still, great post as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c: Thanks, should’ve known to take information from Jenny McCarthy’s blog

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Is she closing for the Royals?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Setup person

          • sportivetricks says:
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            @Grey:

            wellllll played

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: HA!

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great stuff as usual or better!

    a. Dropped Suter, picked up Moreland in his steed for a batty call! A good trade off I guess.

    b. Added Calhoun! Hopefully he can continue his hot gingery self. He stole a base too, btw.

    c. Last day worked today so am up to my eyeballs in finishing staff evaluations (have completed 2/4) and my end of mission report! Yikes!

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 22

    What do you call Love, Hate, Charity, Revenge, Humanity, Magnanimity, Forgiveness? Different results of the one Master Impulse: the necessity of securing one’s self approval. They wear diverse clothes and are subject to diverse moods, but in whatsoever ways they masquerade they are the same person all the time. To change the figure, the compulsion that moves a man–and there is but the one–is the necessity of securing the contentment of his own spirit. When it stops, the man is dead.

    e. Have a great weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Nice! B. Gingerbread Man! C. Good luck! D. Awesome!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks a lot, man. Your segue above got me thinking.

        Year 1 Norm MacDonald quote of the day
        Year 2 CSI Miami quote of the day
        Year 3 John J Rambo quote of the day
        Year 4 Mark Twain quote of the day
        Year 5 WC Fields quote of the day?

        What do you think? Do you approve?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh… does he have enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like the idea of going back to funny

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!!

            Sorry for the late reply!

            I will look it up and get back, I know I’d need approximately 150 quotes.

            Could go with Lao Tzu or Confucius sayings too.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nice! Still lots of time!

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, I checked Monday’s schedule. Then I had to go to Colby’s player page to see who he plays for. 12 games; Orioles do play.

  5. Dave Funnell says:
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    I came here for C-Mart analysis and I got some.

    I got offered Martinez for my Sanchez.

    Pro to do the deal:
    I have Yadier and S. Perez in a 1 catcher league
    Sanchez’s contract expires after this season
    It’s an active league so maybe I could trade C-Mart
    I’ve had zero interest in trying to trade Sanchez

    Cons to decline to deal:
    I don’t need pitching as I have aces and a lot of innings towards my cap
    C-Mart ($22) could land on the DL
    I could retain Sanchez with a post draft discount, though at a contract where I can’t drop him.

    Make the 1 for 1 swap?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Gary Sanchez? No, you do not trade him for CMart
      Also why do you have three catchers in a one catcher league?

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Slappy Jack:

        I picked up Yadier as a FA and then traded for Perez with the hopes of netting some pretty good player for Sanchez.

        Needless to say it’s backfired so far. It’s the end of the contract that screw them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Unless that’s Anibal Sanchez, I don’t like it

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        So I guess I’m stuck with Sanchez and my best bet is to keep him and Perez and try and find a trade for Yadier $1×3 and look for a piece back that can help me keep my lead? Then if the price is right in the offseason, maybe keep Sanchez at a reduced draft price of $30 or less?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade Yadier for 60 cents on $1

          • Dave Funnell says:
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            @Grey:

            I’ll takr your advice and try and package Yadier and sell Price. See if a package can net me something stable like Adam Jones.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Should do better than Jones, but take what you can get

  6. Jubaka says:
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    Drop wacha, for Roark, or stroman?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Jubaka: Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jubaka: Look at matchups, there’s gotta be better guys than these

  7. Earl says:
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    Would you give Patrick Corbin to get CMart?

    Or is it just swapping two meh pitchers?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Earl: I wouldn’t,
      like Grey has been kinda saying for a little bit now, CMart seems likely to go back on he DL
      his control has been a joke recently

      Corbin has had a few stinkers recently but I think he’ll be fine RoS, he won’t be the uber ace he was the first few weeks, but usable imo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Nah, Earl

  8. JC says:
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    Plse rank
    Cron, Y. Gurriel, Conforto

    • Cram It says:
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      @JC: Reverse it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cram It: Smack it up, flip it, rub it around

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey: That’s BBD, not Missy Elliott

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Haha. I was gonna go Missy. I don’t know who BBD is.

            • Rusty says:
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              @Cram It: Bell Biv DeVoe. You have to listen to it. It’s called “Do me”. I’m sure you’ve heard it and just don’t remember.

          • Rusty says:
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            @Grey: If they don’t know that’s BBD they don’t need to know. Oh noooooo. I need a body bag.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rob Moore is dead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Agree with Cram

  9. bas says:
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    Sir Grey,

    With Wacha, Ray, Buehler, Richards and Morrow as my injured pitchers I do think I need to drop one to get a guy who actually can throw a baseball. Is Richards the one to drop?

    Thanks,

    Bas from Holland

  10. Loved the Harry Met Sally reference. There are a million great lines in that flick and that was in the top handful.

    R Hill over Fulmer in a limited acquisition (50) league? Consistency is key since I can’t stream.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm Reinhardt: It is a great movie… Normally would say yes on Hill, but he never stays on the field

  11. JC says:
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    Drop Comforto Or Schebler for Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Meh, guess Schebler if you want a hot power bat

  12. Doc Samson says:
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    Can someone please tell me when the oblique injury was discovered? What did they call it back in the Babe Ruth days? The upper Charlie Horse? Any thoughts, Grey?

  13. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Start Kuechel (vs KC), Corbin (@ PIT) neither or both tonight?

  14. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Brent Suter or Frankie Montas ROS? Thanks,

  15. Billy Bob is a first rounder in our hearts says:
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    Goliath season 1 – Betts 2018 (running for mvp)
    Goliath season 2 – Betts 2017 (good, but nowhere near what it could’ve been)

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: damn that bad? I am on ep2 or 3. Seems ok so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be interested in hearing what you think

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: you finished?

  16. Los Mets says:
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    drop Schoop for LeMahieu?

    • batflix says:
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      @Los Mets: yes

      • Los Mets says:
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        @batflix: thank you!

  17. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 Team 6×6 (ops) league with long rosters
    Need 2 hitters out of this yuckfest to be bench/matchups guys-
    Sandoval, Heyward, Calhoun, Trumbo, Morales, Martin, Deshields

    Thanks

  18. Los Mets says:
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    drop Schoop for LeMaheiu or K. Marte?

    • batflix says:
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      @Los Mets: LeMaheiu

      • Los Mets says:
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        @Grey: thank you! have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  19. Hepcat13 says:
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    Are you starting Pivetta against Washington on Sunday?
    12 team, H2H, 5×5

    Thanks!

    • batflix says:
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      @Hepcat13: I am not
      the last time he pitched in washington he didn’t make it through 2 innings,
      his stuff is filthy tho and could show up in any game against any opponent

      but when he gets them at home in the start after I’m considering it
      then he gets pitts and mets before the break and those are starts for me

  20. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Great Seager comments and how batting average can be deceiving. He is my only bench bat (behind Carlos Santana and Eugenio….walks count so Oye como va helps me). I have tried trading Seager for RPs with no takers. Maybe I will just wait until our trade deadline or shop Eugenio who everyone likes. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: Thoughts on what? Trading Eugenio? Sure, if he nets you a good return.

      • DodgersWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        S/B thoughts on what kind of SP or RP Eugenio is worth. No need for Cram’s advice please. No one cares about him LOL

  21. Joel says:
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    Hoppy Friday!

    fer tomorrow, Start:

    Barria @ Toronto

    or

    Suarez @ SD

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: It is hoppy…Suarez, follow SON

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: figured as much. SON had ’em pretty close

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  22. Lovedarooks says:
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    In an OBP 5×5 who better for ROS ?
    W Ramos
    T Murphy
    Y Gomes
    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lovedarooks: I like the idea of Murphy, but prolly Ramos

  23. Leon says:
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    Albies or acuna? thanks

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Leon: both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leon: Agree with peace…Albies

  24. Chucky says:
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    Dynasty, Sale and Bryant or Albies and Arenado

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Chucky: albies side

    • batflix says:
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      @Chucky: it’s fair but i’d want the bats

  25. Pb&j says:
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    Hey Grey! I just got a trade offer. Let me know what u think.
    My Rendon and Acuna for his Moistasskiss and Soto.

    Thank!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Pb&j: why do people make trades like this that are so close it’s a toss up?

  26. peacecoast says:
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    for sAgNoF rank these: Iglesias, Rajai, Jankowski. I am thinking Rajai first even though he has less PT cuz he is such a prolific base stealer. have room on the bench anyway.

    drop D peralta or gurriel?

    • batflix says:
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      @peacecoast: I’m feelin Iglesias this year, he’s been abusing certain pitching-catching batteries
      ***I didn’t realize Rajai King of sagnof was playing so much, so he’s a close second
      (I also didn’t realize B.Guyer only makes 100k less than JoRam , seems legit)
      Janky is kind of a distant third for me

      I couldnt drop DPeralta right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: You know I love Peralta — Rajai if you can bench when he’s not playing

  27. Jake says:
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    NL only league, I could trade Hernan Perez and Jose Pirela for Wilson Contreras but would leave me a hole at 2b to fill with a scrub off the waiver wire. Worth doing it ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: No you can’t! Kidding, if you can, go for it

  28. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you start Marco Gonzales against Boston this weekend in Boston
    I didnt start him against the Yankees ( dodged a bullet there)
    But Boston is only batting .236 against lefties
    What do you think
    Thanks

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      @Daze:
      sorry wanted to add one more question
      Is Chris Taylor droppable for any of the folowing
      Camargo,Semien,Odor,Travis,Adrianza,Peraza or Goodrum
      or Hold he may be hurt thoough
      Thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Daze: Nah on starting Marco — I’d hold Taylor with that group

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Daze: why bother starting him it’s versus Sale. so you may get a few K’s, unlikely W and good chance of a blow up like he had in NY. I own him and am not starting him in BOS.

      • Daze says:
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        @peacecoast:
        didnt realize it was against Sale
        Logic makes sense

      • Daze says:
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        @Grey:
        I figured
        What about Taylor
        Thanks

  29. Mr. Rickey says:
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    As a longtime Reds fan, I’m not sure why your surprised about the bad decision making with Winker. The Reds seldom develop players – the list of players who have left and performed at much higher levels is long – Encarnacion, Gregorious, Grandal, Josh Hamilton, just to name a few. Even when they unload contracts that they should, they seldom get much in return (Frazier, Bruce, Chapman) and sometimes nothing (Cozart). Add to that, bad contracts (Votto, Bailey, Phillips)and the love of a potential quick fix – “maybe Harvey will turn it around and/or we can trade him for a prospect” – and you begin to perceive a real commitment to doing things the wrong way. People here are actually excited because they’ve won 4 in a row to get within 16 wins of .500 – yay. Expect more of the same unless there is a shake-up at the highest level. At least I’ve got my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Great comment! Terrible decisions, indeed…

    • Joel says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: is Votto’s contract bad?

      • Mr. Rickey says:
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        @Joel: I think it is for a small market team – 10year/$225M signed at age 30.

  30. Matt says:
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    HTH points dynasty league: Would you trade my j-ram for Lindor? Position isn’t a big deal as I have carpenter in my MI slot and can just move him to j-jams 3b slot and insert Lindor at MI. That’d give me a long term 2b/SS of machado, lindor, and albies.

    I am thinking immediate value slants towards jram there-to balance things would my devensky for his Rondon be a good addition? I imagine the Astros trade for a closer anyhow so it’d be a shorter term upgrade for me. Holds count in that league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt:Not sure I understand why you would do it

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        I guess that’s the question-is the trade worth it or not. Going forward, is a top 3 young SS more valuable than a top 3 3b? I’m a nominal contender for this season so I wouldn’t want a big drop off for this season, but future value is more important to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, prolly not

  31. Jays for days says:
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    Bryant Stanton Carrasco for trout and Nola

    Which side do ya like

      • Jays for Days says:
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        @peacecoast: he wants two batters and a pitch for trout and Nola, I have Stanton, Bryant, yelich, Carrasco, and Paxton to work with, what would be a good offer?

      • Jays for Days says:
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        @Grey: should I throw in a second round pick for a 4th or something? or giving enough already

  32. Kyzr5 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-Team H2H

    Should I make a drop to pick up Yu Darvish (DL until Jun 30) for ROS? or no change?

    (others available: M. Leake, J. Taillon, J. Teheran, V. Velasquez, R. Lopez, C. Rodon, M. Estrada, S. Wright, A. Heaney, G. Richards, B. Suter, J. Guerra, F. Peralta, J. Hellickson, L. Castillo, T. Mahle, F. Montas, A. Suarez,)

    Current staff:
    SP: B. Snell, S. Newcomb, N. Pivetta, K. Hendricks, J. Flaherty, A. Wood, W. Buehler (DL)
    RP: W. Davis, C. Knebel, J. Familia
    Injured: J. Cueto

    Thanks!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kyzr5: others available are all streamers.

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Cram It: Got it, thanks. Will Darvish be worth picking up for 2nd half turnaround?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Kyzr5: I’d try to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyzr5: I’d grab Yu if you have room

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, drop Familia or Knebel? or other?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s ‘other?’

          • Kyzr5 says:
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            @Grey: Ha, well, SP from my current staff to make room but that’d be foolish. I’ve been disappointed w/ A. Wood. Which RP should I drop?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Either Knebel or Familia?

              • Kyzr5 says:
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                @Grey: Yes, that’s who I”m considering to add Yu. Do you suggest someone else?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You have no bench bats?

                  • Kyzr5 says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Lineup:
                    I have DJ LaMahieu or Gleyber Torres for 2B. I can pick one for ROS. My OF consists of Betts, Beni, Ozuna. Utility spot is N. Cruz w/ J. Donaldson on bench while DL. Injured spot is Acuna.

                    • Kyzr5 says:
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                      @Kyzr5: my 3B – Arenado, SS – Correa, 1B Freeman, C – Contreras … I was considering dropping DJ for W. Myers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wouldn’t drop DJ, I’d play him in Coors, at least for now

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You have a bunch of DL’d guys and you want another, huh? If I wanted Yu, I’d lose Buehler, no way on the RPs

                  • Kyzr5 says:
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                    @Kyzr5: @Grey: @Grey: Ha, a horder I guess. Planning ahead for 2nd half. Thanks, Grey!

                    • Kyzr5 says:
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                      @Kyzr5: *hoarder

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, no problem

                    • Kyzr5 says:
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                      @Kyzr5: Buehler reminds me of Hershiser

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but he’s on an IP limit and Maeda and Kershaw are returning

                    • Kyzr5 says:
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                      @Kyzr5: Ah, makes sense.

  33. Prog_Nation says:
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    My SPs are falling fast, C-Mart, Wacha, Corbin, Paxton. Can we go back to April?
    Which of these SP’s do you stream today and is one or more of them worth holding longer?

    1) Stratton – SF
    2) Minor – Tex
    3) Bieber – Cle
    4) Fiers – Det
    5) Manaea – Oak

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prog_Nation: I hear ya… Manaea is worth holding… You listed SPs and what team they’re on, I know that, who their matchup is is more helpful

      • Prog_Nation says:
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        @Grey: Today’s matchups. Sorry bout that.
        1) Stratton home vs SD Fathers
        2) Minor at the Twins and Romero
        3) Bieber home against the Detroit Kittens and Fiers.

        I am amazed at how you come up with your wordsmithing on these articles, and your wit. Is your other job a stand-up comic?

        Has MLB network ever had you on or invited you? Thanks.

          • Prog_Nation says:
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            @Grey: MLB would have to schedule you after 2am EDT. Could imagine you on with the likes of Mad Dog Russo, or maybe that’s too much…

            Picked up Manaea, have Wacha on the DL. Is he worth holding there? To pick up Bieber now, who do you drop? Wacha, C Rodon or one of these offensive players: Peraza, B. Anderson or Healy? This should be my last question for you, until maybe Buy time later this afternoon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, can lose Wacha

      • Dubs23 says:
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        @Grey: I laughed out loud at this. People in my office are looking at me. Classic….Bonds – SF, Mantle – NYY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sudden walk increase for Morton has me worried about an injury coming (like most of us). Looking to sell high, would you do any of these selling-Morton trades?

    A. Morton + Hendricks for Nola
    B. Morton for Carrasco
    C. Morton + Jose Martinez ($0 keeper) for Kershaw ($33) or DeGrom ($0)
    D. Morton + Mikolas ($0 keeper) for Kershaw or DeGrom

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I typo’d on Degrom (he’s $15 not $0) but I don’t think that changes anything. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, same same

  35. Synyster says:
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    Cain was a sneaky good pick at round 13 for me. Playing like a 2-3 round pick right now. Hopefully his period cramps will go away!

    Thanks have a good wknd!

  36. JumboDong in her Boxberger says:
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    I finally cut the cord with Godley 3 starts ago and it felt so good, but now of course he’s rattled off 3 Quality Starts in a row. Do I go back in on him? I’d drop German for him (most likely after TB start Sunday). Or should this be a streamer spot?

    12 team mixed 5×5 with quality starts instead of wins.

  37. Cohen says:
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    Morales or Devers util spot?

  38. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Another Jo-Mart thought . . .

    Jose Martinez = 1B version of good-Daniel Murphy, minus the homophobia. Sound about right? That average seems legit, he’s added some power (but isn’t a 30+ homer guy), and has nice counting stats….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Sounds about right… Jo-Ma is a top 70-80 guy, which was around what I thought Murphy was… Murphy had more power when he was going right tho, then at least we’ve seen right now from Jo-Ma

  39. Justin Ralph says:
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    Matt Duffy, Odor or Profar at MI?

  40. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Devers or Jesús Aguilar for my bench bat?

    thanks man, happy friday!

  41. Oppo Taco says:
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    Brad Hand and Brantley for Dozier and Roak, which side do you prefer? thanks

  42. Let's Play Two says:
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    Scooter or Baez for counting stats in a 5×5 standard roto ROS?

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        Received this offer…I get Betts and give up Springer and Kershaw. Would you take this deal? Am I giving up too much?

        Giving up Springer for Betts is a no brainer…and I think I have enough quality arms to part with Kershaw in the deal too.

        I’m in a 10-team standard 5×5 roto (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, QS, K, SV, ERA, WHIP).

        My roster currently:

        C Perez
        1B Freeman
        2B Scooter
        3B Arenado
        SS Correa
        OF Trout
        OF Judge
        OF Springer
        OF Benintendi
        UTIL Goldy
        UTIL E. Rosario
        BENCH Flash Gordon

        SP Kluber, Severino, Paxton, Bauer, Kershaw, Thor, Stras, Folty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Betts

  43. Packers says:
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    Lamb or Andujar, ros? Weekly league, 12 team roto.

    I have Andujar taking up one of my four reserve spots. Ray and Dyson have one too..

    I would most likely grab a closer in waiting like Yates or Jimenez with the open roster spot. Need saves, grabbed Dyson after the Strickland news but that doesn’t seem to be working out.

    Is German of the NYY getting skipped after his next start on Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Andujar — Why is he getting skipped?

      • Packers says:
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        @Grey: Just going by the weekly SP list that Rudy does.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  44. Ben says:
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    Hey Grey! For a Boba — ROS Bellinger or Ozuna? Cody still the better keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Yeah, I’d lean that way

  45. Sean says:
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    Just lost Wacha and in need of some pitching. Current staff is Morton, Corbin, Flaherty, Wood, Roark, DeSclafani, Streamer Spot, Ryu (DL), Salazar (DL), Wacha (DL). Was offered his Arrieta for my Rendon, sounds a bit much right? Could counter with Wil Myers or just keep streaming and wait til people are selling for next year and try and grab someone with some of my extra keeper potential bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: I don’t like Arrieta, so go for someone else

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: yeah not a big fan either, just hard trying to find trades in this league. either they want the world for an okay player or don’t want to sell even though they’re 20 games out of a playoff spot halfway through the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, don’t have to trade with them

          • Sean says:
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            @Grey: that’s what I’m learning, ill just hoard my bats until a good offer comes my way or someone lands on the DL (no serious injuries please). thanks for the advice and have a good weekend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  46. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 team standard cat roto dynasty league, super deep rosters, I’ve been offered Matt Olson, Matt Davidson and Justin Smoak for Kyle Seager. I have Machado and Turner as my 3B and CI already, so I don’t think I’d miss Seager.

    Also been offered Kyle Schwarber for Raisel Iglesias. You like that move long term? I’m not competitive this year, if that plays into your call here.

    Thanks man!

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man! Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  47. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I have Marte in a deep dynasty league where I’m doing a total rebuild. Every time he does something good, I’m tempted to put him out for a bid.

    Then I realize he’s only 24.

  48. Kyzr5 says:
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    Grey,

    10-team H2H

    DJ LaMahieu or Gleyber Torres for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyzr5: Gonna lean Gleyber, but prolly close

  49. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBL/SLG Dynasty league. 10 teams and we each keep 25 players.

    Trying to win this year, just a few points back. 2B has been bad for me (Happ/Odor). I have high quality in the OF but very little depth (we start 5 OF, I have Mookie, Harper, Benintendi, Meadows, Teoscar, M Taylor).

    Would you deal Happ and Meadows for Scooter?

    Thanks

  50. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, happy Friday! For the first time this season, I’m DL-free (knock on wood). But who do I drop to make room for Myers? 12-team keeper, 5×5 roto, OPS, QS, SLDs.

    c- Suzuki
    1b- Belt (Moreland) [Myers]
    2b- Rizzo
    3b- Seager
    Ss- Turner
    Ci- Escobar
    Mi- Hanson
    OF- JD, Yelich, Teoscar, Muncy (Braun, Kiermaier)
    Util- Candelario

    Sp- Cole, Severino, Newcomb, Flaherty, Weaver
    Rp- Hand, Trienen, Soria, Allen, Melancon

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: or just wait a couple days and put him back on the DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

          • shi says:
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            @Grey:

            This is my season in a nutshell!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  51. Gator says:
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    Need pitching. Trade Rosario for Severino? Who would be higher ranked for 2019?

  52. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Delightful recap as always, I’m a sucker for the Aaron Sanchez jokes every time.
    12-team deep league, pick two of the following: Jake Bauers, Kevin Pillar, and the recently activated Avisail Garcia.

    Thanks!

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Cohen says:
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    Justin Anderson or Sam Dyson?

  54. Rodelo Maglente says:
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    Suter or Gausman or Clayton Dick for 16 team H2H for the rest of the year

      • Rodelo Maglente says:
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        @Grey:

        I know the options are a bunch of meh but have to have 7 starts per week so need an option

        Thanks and have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Blah says:
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    So Shelby Miller lines up for two starts next week @ Miami and home against SF. Appealing matchups. Is it risky to roll him out (I can tolerate that) or downright reckless?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blah: Reckless

  56. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! It’s a testament to how great your posts are that I shed a tear every time Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup department fails to make an appearance.

    I’m thinking of streaming Rice-Ja-Broni Stratton today vs the Friars. Good move? I only ask because the SON is a bit on the fence, even though he’s facing a bad offense he already shut down early in the year. I’d be dropping Odor, who I picked up yesterday…for no reason.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Yeah, I’d stream a ja-broni

  57. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    What do you think of picking up Eloy Jimenez in deeper seasonal leagues? He just got called up to AAA, so maybe we see him in Chicago soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe August, Sure if you have room

  58. Pipa says:
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    Is Dickerson droppable at this point?! No HR and 3 RBI’s in his last 90 AB’s, and somehow still ranked 75 in my league,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him in most leagues

  59. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Devers or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  60. Leon says:
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    rendon, acuna for jose mart conforto? which side. thanks! keeper 18 man 7×7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  61. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Is it safe to drop Dyson then. I also have Melancon and want to pick up Conforto. My only other option is to drop Roark.

  62. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    Well, Grey, Sciosciapath is glad you’re finally giving him his due regarding his “patience” with Valbuena. Meanwhile, as you noted, his “tough love” approach with Kole “the gingerbread man” Calhoun seems to be working out. His OPS is up to .433, now only .38 ponts below Trout’s OBP. That makes Trout’s CF fill in look solid with a .490 OPS.

    In other news, you seem to be giving no love to our beloved ChiSox, so I find it worthy to note that Moncada passed the century mark in K’s this week. Tim Anderson down to .230 but still on track for 20/20 no problem. I picked up Leury last Sunday for $1 hoping he steals a few bags that I am lacking having drafted a lowly Brad Zimmer whom I finally dropped. It looks like Leury and Ass-veil Garcia are being activated for the DH tonight. Hooray!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waiting until he tries a newly unretired Garrett Anderson as closer…

      Anderson’s 20/20 is going to come with some valleys, not to fear!

      • Dave D says:
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        I think that plan will work as long as Troy Percival spells Calhoun in RF. Bengie Molina at DH too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, listen, Scioscia’s got his guys

  63. Thurgood Congo says:
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    Think Freddy Peralta lasts in the rotation? Is he the next Big Time Timmy Jim?

    Is Danny Salazar alive?

    What about the Dodgers rotation? Ive got Buehler and Stripling, am F’d en la A? They stick around when Kershaw and Ryu come back? 6-man? Who goes to then pen?

    • Dave D says:
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      Actually Danny Salazar is playing checkers with Todd VanPoppel this week in Tuscon, reminiscing on “what I could have been”….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta will get bumped, prolly… Salazar is working as an Uber driver, sends his best… Buehler will get bumped and Hill will get hurt

      • Dave D says:
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        The joke starts like this; So, Mark Fidrych and Frank Tanana walk into a bar and order a “Danny Salazar”…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Thurgood Congo says:
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            @Grey: The Danny Salazar is Fireball and a fine young rum and it’s gross. The kids won’t drink it, but middle aged men pining for their late 20s will, if only to wash away the age with a few silent moments of nostalgia.

            Some gritty Cleveland bars will serve it with a malt liquor chaser for happy hour — the Geri Hurl.

            But none of that gets ya boy any closer to salvaging my collapsing pitching staff. Maybe Ervin is the answer. As Lil B one almost rapped about Hannah Montana, “bitches suck my dick cuz I’m Ervin Santana.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, is this serious? If so, awesome!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA, classic — they need that song

  64. Petty Tendergrass says:
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    Are you surprised that no one has signed Hanley yet? Are you laughing and finger pointing at all of the fantasy baseballers that were giving you flak for your Hanley hatred? Wouldn’t it be nice to see Hanley in a Rockies uniform?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m surprised the Rockies haven’t signed him yet, if there’s one thing they need is an aging DH who can’t play the field in a league where he has to play the field

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: there are some rumors amongst the boston sports radio conspiracy theorists that the reason hanley was released was due to an off field incident and that is why no one will risk picking him up, that eventually the story will get out and it will be a PR nightmare for whoever signs him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I heard he tested positive and they released before it became known and other teams know

  65. Matty says:
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    What are your ROS projections for Ichiro in glasses and a moustache?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      40/6/25/.285/12

  66. Daryl Streepberry says:
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    Who has greater value to a holds/saves league. The expected holds and vulture saves from Trevor Hildenberger or the speculative closer gig , holds and all else that comes with Justin Anderson?

    • Daryl Streepberry says:
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      @Daryl Streepberry: I don’t want my relievers jacking up my ratios now…I leave that to my starters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hildenberger

  67. Gotime says:
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    Happy Friday Grey,
    1. 12tm H2H weekly redraft, looking ahead to next week who is the drop to reactivate Folty:
    Giles, Andrew Suarez, CRodon, Soroka
    2. Drop Giles, Suarez, Rodon, Soroka for Maeda looking ahead and ROS or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Giles 2. Suarez

  68. Earl says:
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    Hopefully I have not asked this already, would you trade schoop for Yoan Moncada?

    Trade analyzer leans bit in Schoop favour. Both have not been very good lately.

    Thanks and tally ho!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  69. Luke says:
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    Correa, Bryant, Carrasco for trout and Nola?

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, you are paying tho

      • Luke says:
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        @Grey: yeah for sure. I don’t think he will bite on anything with yelich in it, and I know he has another offer of dozier, judge, and Cole for trout and Nola so I want to get the trade

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  70. Scott says:
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    Kipnis showing signs of life. Kipnis or happ ross? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  71. yo adrian says:
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    what happens to beltre’s value if he ends up in PhillY?
    surprisingly available in a shallow league where i own muncy, puig & pederson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much, maybe a few more runs and RBIs, he’s like 50 years old, not going to suddenly be great

  72. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!

    Please rank ROS:

    Desmond, Nimmo, ODB

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB, Desmond, needs a little tho

  73. Slimcompoop says:
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    In regards to my go-to breakfast going forward…drop greek yogurt for avocado toast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Protein to fat depends on needs

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: Love this

  74. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m looking to better my pitching. C-mart has me worried the rest of the season. Sale is … for sale. I have t story and trea Turner (with pollock on dl). Trea Turner for sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, get a cheaper SP for a cheaper hitter

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks man, I do appreciate your input

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Eric Favaloro says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Of course this happens with Melancon.I have a question, but a little whining first..I drafted him as my first closer in the 17th round (thought it was an awesome pick at the time; still do), and then I kept him on my DL for the first 2 months when I could have really used the spot for other injuries I was dealing with… even when he came back in June and wasn’t getting save opps, I kept him around. When Strickland went down and Bochy went out of his way to NOT mention Melancon, I finally decided to wash my hands with Melancon, and I dropped him 2 days ago to stream Jose Urena coincidentally at AT&T (what a gem!).

    You can imagine my mood when I woke up this morning and saw Melancon got the save…

    Finally, my question: would you drop Seranthony Dominguez for Melancon? I think/know the answer is yes, but this is assuming that Melancon clears waivers before I’m able to add him as a FA (which I doubt is gonna happen).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… I’d hold Dominguez

  76. your mom says:
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    hi! 20 team h2h keep forever.

    which side:
    albies/gleyber/blackmon/box or ram/stras/ray/a.simmons?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  77. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    All-Sciosciapath, Mike’s Angels all time favorite starting Line-up spreading across eras.

    C: Jeff Mathis
    1b: Casey Kotchman
    2b: Macier Izturis
    ss: Eric Aybar
    3b: Alberto Callaspo
    lf: Gary Matthews Jr.
    cf: Darrin Erstad
    rf: Garrett Anderson
    dh: Juan Rivera
    sp: Jered Weaver; Jarrod Washburn; Ramon Ortiz; John Lackey; Aaron Sele
    cl: Troy Percival

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff! Who’s his favorite of faves? Erstad?

      • Dave D says:
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        Definitely, after all, he had Jim Edmonds traded (for Kent Bottenfield no less)because Erstad “didn’t like his attitude”. The only question would be whether to start Erstad at CF or 1B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was thinking Erstad could play both positions at once

          • Dave D says:
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            Lol. In Scioscia’s mind likely “he’s a better natural althete than Trout.” S

  78. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, I know it awful lol.

    Drop C Smith for Gibson or Musgrove?

    Also, thoughts of Dozier ROS.

    Kershaw – DL
    Strausburg – DL
    Nola
    Bundy
    EROD
    Maeda
    Tailon
    Smith, C
    German

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, I’d buy Dozier

      • chris pierce says:
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        @Grey: any other buy pitchers you like to promote?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All of them!

  79. Your Mothers Lover says:
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    This is the only site I am looking at the rest of the way. Pull me out of the cellar.
    Who wins this trade and by how much.
    Tanaka / Eaton for Saroka / Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  80. Steve says:
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    Who do you like better longer term and as a bench bat moving forward, Meadows or C Fraizer? Coin flip?

    Feel like if Frazier can find playing time he has a much better shot of being driven in by his stacked team. Meadows though has shown flashes of greatness.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  81. Jack says:
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    Kyle Tucker call-up ETA? Stash him, Vlad, Eloy, or Senzel? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m stashing Tucker right now, they’re all hail marys

  82. Jack says:
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    Teoscar or Thames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME **************

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