Can Carlos Rodon wait until the White Sox are done with their different-colored Sox counterparts before being reinstated from the DL?  I’m asking for us, because you’re not going to find a more caring fantasy baseball ‘pert.  I’m like your My Pillow, and I hug you like the My Pillow guy hugs his pillow.  In all his mustachioed glory and common man charms.  I nourish you like avocado toast and a warm glass of PBR.  You see that hammock in your backyard that those two squirrels are fornicating on?  Shoo them off the hammock, because that hammock is me on a cold, winter night when your wife kicks you out of the house when she catches you checking out a waitress.  Let’s snuggle.  Metaphorically!  What are you doing, you freak?!  Any hoo!  Rodon is due back, and not only is he a Buy, he’s also a hold in the video above because I don’t know how he’s going to look his first time back, i.e., he’s an own in all leagues.  He’s a 9.5+ K/9, high-3 xFIP guy.  If everything breaks right, he’s better than Lance McCullers.  Things break wrong?  Well, then you can drop him.  Grab him now, like I metaphorically grab you in your mind’s eye.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mike Zunino – He’s on pace for 25 homers.  Sure, the average is a garbage truck filled with hot takes parked in front of a bot farm in Croatia, but 25 homers is 25 homers, not to get philosophical.

Max Muncy – His schmotato seems to have cooled a bit, but, for now, Dave Roberts is batting him in the two hole.  Dave Roberts also has his brains in his two-hole, so there’s that.

Pablo Sandoval – The agility Pablo has for a big man always impresses me.  He’s like a pirouetting bowling ball.  This might surprise you, but Agility is not a category in any of my leagues.  However, Kung Fu Panda Express has been hot.

Yuli Gurriel – It’s already Yune, and it might be Yuly before this guy is fully healthy.  Or maybe not until next year, due to the nature of his injury this preseason.  Though, he should collect those ironically named innumerable counting stats.

Ian Kinsler – After last preseason when he said Latinos over-celebrate, I hate Kinsler’s guts.  Baseball needs more celebrating, not less.  Of course, Kinsler has been hot recently, and personal feelings are for millennials and long distance commercials.

Brian Anderson – He’s been scalding hot recently.  Of course, he’s not on the A-team of corner men even if his initials are B.A.

Derek Dietrich – *looks at who the Marlins were facing this week to make their hitters so hot*  Hmm, okay, maybe the best is behind these guys, so don’t drop anyone or Dietrich’ing.

Jung-ho Kang – I wonder how many times he’s at Starbucks and they write on his cup, Jung Ivanhoe, then they get into a long, drawn-out argument when he says, “It’s hyphen, ho!”  Any hoo (not ho)!  He’s been smashing base-tang in his rehab stint and he’s worth a flyer to see if he can do the same when called up.

Christian Villanueva – He’s not owned in 50% of leagues.  I’d laugh, if that wasn’t so depressing.  Are y’all like Robert De Niro in Awakenings?  Yo, you selectively comatose?  Your medulla still attached to the oblongata?  Go to the doctor and ask for a brain scan, tell them your fantasy baseball ‘pert/life coach sent you.

Charlie Culberson – Hitting near-.370 in the last week.  Of course when The Tilde returns, he might get squeezed for time, then he’ll press sexual harassment charges and what a mess.

Joc Pederson – I just gave you my Joc Pederson fantasy.  Fifteen Jocs were involved in its creation.

Carlos Gonzalez – Surprised to see him owned in so few leagues.  He’s the type that is usually over-owned.  Now, he’s under-owned.  Go figure!  Which is also what I say when I’m looking at my waistline.

Jason Heyward – This is pick by the Hitter-Tron, like the pick it makes for a quick lay at an appliance store.

Jake Bauers – I just gave you my Jake Bauers fantasy.  It was written while wondering if pigeons ever need glasses.

Kyle Barraclough – Don Mattingly did the right thing by moving to Barraclough to close, and you’re not doing the right thing by not picking him up.  Ergo, vis-a-vis, henceforth, Mattingly is making better moves than you.  Sorry, had to be said.

Hector Rondon – Here’s me giving it to you nice and simple like Minnie Pearl would’ve wanted it:  the Astros will have a lot of save chances.  They’re into June and still no one has been worth using as a closer.  Rondon had a season of 30 saves for the Cubs.  He’s also been great so far this year.  He could be the closer.  The level of emphasis on ‘could’ and your level of need is how quickly to pick him up.

Seranthony Dominguez – Gabe Kapler manages a bullpen about as well as Blockbuster managed to hold off Netflix.  However, Dominguez should be owned everywhere, whether or not he’s getting saves.  He’s the Latin Josh Hader.  I will call him Diablo Hades.

Ryan Tepera – Likely the closer in Toronto.  Your mileage on how much that helps you may vary.  Like from one mile to the miles surrounding Kanye’s ego.

Jose Alvarado – Nearly didn’t even include Alvarado, because I honestly, seriously, interjectionally, have no idea who the Rays closer is.  It could be Chaz Roe for all I know.  And the Rays might’ve made up the name Chaz Roe and no such person exists!  I don’t know.  If I were speculating on the Rays’ bullpen, I’d go Alavarado.

Frankie Montas – I’m low key interested in Montas, but his peripherals are pretty bizzonkers.  Like going into business selling the candy, Bonkers, and your business cards say, “I’m Bizzonkers.”  First of all, selling a candy no one wants is objectively crazy.  Second, why did you make business cards?  Just sell those shizzes.  Third of all, there’s no third of all.  With all of that said, Montas throws hard and has good command.

Joe Musgrove – I know his last start wasn’t Denzel in Glory great, but it wasn’t awful and I want to see more.  However, his next start isn’t the best of matchups.

Domingo German – This is strictly a Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to a lifeguard asking, “Have you received any messages in a bottle addressed to ‘Sad Robot?'”

Dan Straily – Another Stream-o-Nator call for this weekend.  “Okay, well, if you’re not saving anyone in the water, could you talk for a few?”

SELL

Javier Baez – I was looking at the Player Rater and scrolling down the names, using my finger, because that’s how I read, and it went like this:  Betts, Trout, Jo-Ram, Just Dong, Scherzer, yadda, yadda, JAVIER BAEZ?!  Okay, I know he’s been great, I mean, dur, but whoa, Cousin Sweatpants, he’s not this good.  He’s a three-day cold streak from Maddon moving him down the lineup.  Not saying that would be the right thing to do, but you know that’s always an option with Maddon.  His HR/FB% is way up, his Hard Contact is okay, but far from elite, and his fly balls are down.  I’d look at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see what you can reasonably get for him.  Of course, that doesn’t mean sell him for a haircut from Stevie Wonder.

  1. Prog_Nation says:
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    Drop Junis or Mengden for C Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mengden

  2. RA Dickey Jokes says:
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    Drop Matt Adams for Joc? Strictly for a utility spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty close, I’d hold

  3. Steve says:
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    Offered Cole/Devers for my Beni/Hader

    Hold Beni? Devers has been really meh despite his upside.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Beni

  4. Daniel Moran says:
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    Funny I pulled the trigger on trading FOR Baez, and running it through the analyzer, giving up Hosmer & Blake Treinen has the trade dead even at 10 cents!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound bad

  5. Daniel Moran says:
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    I don’t know if this formatting is going to look like shit, but I pulled a report off Fangraphs and looked at the biggest differences between xFIP and ERA.

    Are you buying any of these guys regressing towards their xFIP?

    Name ERA xFIP xFip-ERA
    Jon Gray 5.66 3.20 -2.46
    Andrew Suarez 4.74 3.22 -1.52
    Alex Wood 4.48 3.41 -1.06
    Clayton Richard 4.67 3.58 -1.09
    Brandon McCarthy 4.83 3.60 -1.23
    Ivan Nova 4.96 3.75 -1.21
    Luis Castillo 5.64 3.99 -1.65

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      @Daniel Moran:
      Name | ERA | xFIP | xFip-ERA
      Jon Gray | 5.66 | 3.20| -2.46
      Andrew Suarez | 4.74 | 3.22 | -1.52
      Alex Wood | 4.48 | 3.41 | -1.06
      Clayton Richard | 4.67 | 3.58 | -1.09
      Brandon McCarthy | 4.83 | 3.60 | -1.23
      Ivan Nova | 4.96 | 3.75 | -1.21
      Luis Castillo | 5.64 | 3.99 | -1.65

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hoping on Gray, but Coors is such a PITA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy Wood if price was dirt cheap

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        @Grey:

        Dirt cheap, say, Smoak?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bit cheaper

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If that’s realistic

  6. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON is saying to sit Carlos Martinez on the road vs. CIN. Do I trust the bot?

    If I do that, I’d need to start Musgrove @ Cubs, Marco Gonzalez @ TB, or grab some streamers; cause SON hates both those options.

  7. knucks says:
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    In a league that is deep as sheet… I added Castillo for TB saves

    ¯\_(?)_/¯

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Might not work, is all I’m sayin’

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Nah Diego. But he will prob get more starts than saves. What a mess.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Total mess

  8. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league with a $30 FAAB budget. I’m down to $17 FAAB for the rest of the season. How much would you bid for Kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $2 if you really need him

  9. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,
    G. Cole > Carrasco ROS?

    Do you consider Cole more durable?

    I have Carrasco, but trying to be proactive.

    Have a good weekend my friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole > Carrasco, yes

  10. Peacecoast says:
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    Going to see random Chappele/Jon Stewart comedy show next week. How weird is that? Only 3 cities and ain’t none of them LA son. Wife got us tix. I hadn’t even heard of it.

    I so want Kang to come back up and be relevant. you think by ASB? Why the buy now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds amazing… I think Kang prolly within 10 days, no?

  11. mthom42 says:
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    Drop Harrison for Kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Could also drop Devers if that’s any better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  12. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    cingrani down, who’s best out of these in saves + holds as one stat: tepera, rondon, trivino, steck, olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  13. jlfc42 says:
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    Would you offer Moustakas straight up for Rendon? Pretty solid at my corners thanks to the draft (Goldy, Moustakas, Bellinger, Lamb), but you’ve been hyping Tony 2 bags so much I wanna a piece of the action.

    Offered up Lowrie/Conforto to a big Mets fan for Ian Desmond. Hoping he bites, Desmonds a bench warmer for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rendon, be great to get Desmond there

  14. Caught Looking says:
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    Would you start Cahill vs KC, or Straily vs SD tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey, enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

  15. knucks says:
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    RIP A.B.

    Damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, real kick in the nuts

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @knucks: RIP Anthony Bourdain

  16. crumbelievable says:
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    Between Dozier and K. Davis, who do you like better ROS in a 12-team mixed points league? Could use help at middle infield and outfield and thinking of trying to flip McCullers and filler for one of them from a pitching-starved leaguemate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  17. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey,

    Have guys like Wacha, Porcello, Buehler, Gonzales (Mariners), Scherzer and Richards as my starters and a bunch of ‘closers’ like Alvarado, Iglesias, Tepera, Greene, Morrow and Rondon.

    Rodon is still a free agent. Could he be better then 1 of the starters I already have you think?

    Or is Gonzales the obvious drop?

    Thanks as always.
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Gonzales

      • Bas says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank u Sir Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. crumbelievable says:
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    @Grey: Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  19. JP says:
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    How would you rank Baez, Greyber and Didi in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Gleyber

  20. Cohen says:
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    Familia DL, whos closing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No p

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s damn fine. He’s closing with SP eligibility !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  21. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    OPS league. have correa,asscab, bregman. who’s better backup for those slots: d-rob or solarte party or bicardi 151?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodrum

  22. Dancin Homer says:
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    Jeurys Familia To the DL.

    Who gets the saves on the Mets now?

    • knucks says:
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      @Dancin Homer: Swarzak was my add. Then Gsellman. Could be either of them I guess. But unless the bats wake the eff up, there won’t be many anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman, Swarzak, that order

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: That’s like 5 RP’s I’ve dropped in Perts a day or two before they started getting saves, and of course I didn’t get them back. Why don’t you pick up Sewald why you’re at, you jamoke!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Hilarious

  23. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    chickens came home to roost and that’s now TWICE in 2 years that LAA have called an elbow tear either:
    1. “exhaustion” (richards 2 years ago for 2 days)
    2. “blister” (otani now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s BS, of course he was damaged

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: think this is a more serious issue with Shohei? Had the tear coming into the season. Will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks, does not sound good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s done

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: really!? Wow. Drop in a redraft done?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s likely done, you can’t drop until you hear more

  24. brian says:
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    drop tepera or hector rondon for gsellman? which one if yes

    • Brian says:
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      @brian: no holds, just saves. familia to the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  25. Bob Smith says:
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    Schoop or Odor ROS in a 12-team Points Keeper League?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  26. Milarky says:
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    My offense is horrible. I’m getting slaughtered in almost all categories except Runs and SBs (we also use SLG%). Given that, who would you bank on rest of season from this group on the wire?

    Joc Pederson
    Austin Meadows
    Max Muncy
    Brandon Nimmo

    Second, who to drop?

    Franmil Reyes
    Ian Happ
    Delino Deshields
    Max Kepler
    Brad Brach (he’s my 4th closer behind Kimbrel/Herrera/Knebel and we start 3 RPs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Kepler, Franmil, Brach and Happ for all 4

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: I wish I could, but we only get one drop a week, and I my team’s got problems, yo! Preferred add and drop from those lists?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joc over Franmil

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            @Grey: Over EVERYBODY. This is my new thing until the next Thames home run.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Everybody!

  27. Jaone says:
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    Drop Devers for Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess if you wanna gamble

  28. Skeezix says:
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    Which TWO of these guys would you SIT next week? In the last post you said Snell, so who would be the second? Thanks!

    Mikolas (SD)
    Newcomb (SD)
    Snell (@NYY)
    Wacha (CHC)
    Tanaka (TB)
    Weaver (SD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, good matchups tho

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always Grey! Quick follow-up on the above post. My pitching has been reeeedonk, but my hitting has been dink. Which of the above starters do you think I should use to lure me back some offense?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wacha or Mikolas

  29. Peacecoast says:
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    This made my day:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, saw that a few days ago

      • Peacecoast says:
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        Bryant leading off lol. Hitting singles. Scoring runs. I drafted him in the first round Joe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, so annoying

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Villar, Dyson, Deshizz, Rajai ROS? Mainly for SAGNOF.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d try Villar, but really ROS?

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: A boy can dream. Picked up Villar last week anyway. Why does he kinda suck now anyway? The fucker stole 60+ bags a couple years ago.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, I know… Maybe Delino, these are all kinda coin flips

  30. GoJays says:
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    I’ve got Kinsler, Harrison and Cesar Hernandez all at 2B and I need to start 2. My problem is that I am awful in Avg/HR/RBI/SLG% so I’m struggling with which two to roll with. Help!

    Kinsler (6, @SEA, @OAK)
    Hernandez (6, COL, @MIL)
    Harrison (6, CIN, @ARI)

  31. Hankg says:
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    ROS, do you prefer Puig or Desmond? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, close tho

  32. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    1. I’ve got three hitters on bench could really use another pitcher at the moment.. Who to drop (if anyone) for Rondon?

    Domingo, Odor, Nate Jones

    2. Also, drop any of above for Gsellman? Familia to the DL retroactive to June 7 with “sore right shoulder”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odor 2. Jones

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: Forgot to mention, 50 move limit league would you still make moves? I’m at 20 or 21 I think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold your moves

          • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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            @Grey: So tempting. Was afraid you’d say that. But it’s likely the more prudent thing to do. Damn closers. so volatile.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  33. knucks says:
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    If I didn’t have a million things to do this weekend I’d be all over this series in Trenton w/ Cespedes and Tebow. Dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a second, I thought you said Cespedes and Tehol

  34. knucks says:
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    Never heard of him.

  35. Charles Varon says:
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    Drop Barraclough for Gsellman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        How about drop Seranthony Domínguez for Gsellman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  36. Steve says:
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    Do you like Desmond over Hosmer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  37. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Definitely want to stash Kang for my NL-Only H2H w/ OBP before news of his pending arrival is announced.

    I currently don’t have any bench bats available to drop while I’m waiting for Acuna and Souza to heal up, so he’ll need to take up a lineup spot. Please help me choose from Camargo, Williamson, and Bader to lose for Kang.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Camargo

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Was leaning toward Camargo, so that affirms it. Thanks!

        Have a great weekend!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  38. Synyster says:
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    Ohtani on the DL ouch. Doesn’t sound good.

    tomorrow, Cahill vs KC, Straily vs SD, or King Felix @ TB?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…. Cahill

  39. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey, Awesome write-up!

    A few questions.

    1) Which one do you drop of: Moreland, Schoop, Miguel Sano and Joc Pederson
    2) Which one do you drop of: Cahill, Musgrove, Rodon, Cahill, Velasquez
    3) Pick 1 to keep: Seranthony, Rondon, Barraclough, Tepera

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Joc 2. Two Cahills? Lose VV 3. Dominguez

      • Richard Cheese says:
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        @Grey: How many Cahill’s does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          5?

          • Richard Cheese says:
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            @Grey: 5.2 so close.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, was gonna guess that

  40. Launch Angle says:
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    Hey Grey.

    I own both Correa and Escobar. I was surprised to see the R/HR/RBI stats nearly identical, but Escobar is hitting nearly 20 points higher in average. Who do you like better ROS?

    Also, with Kershaw likely only pitching the last 2 1/2 months of the season and his injury history, would you trade him for Berrios or Morton or hold?

    One more thing, responding to the hundreds of posts you receive every day…and doing so in a timely manner…takes devotion and is a ton of work. Thanks for what you do for all of us that read Razzball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa — Morton will likely be more valuable than him this year — No problem!

  41. Joel says:
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    Drop Seranthony or my streamer slot for for Rodon?

    Waiting for SerAntoine to magically turn into the regular closer for Philly. That “we’ve got another Josh Hader on our hands” comment you dropped last week got me all tingly and confused.

    Heeeeelp!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey:Thanks! Dylan Bundy is chopped. I hope the Jays blast him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  42. CP says:
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    NL-only redraft h2h categories OPS instead of runs. Drop Nimmo, Conforto, or Franco to pick up Joc or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  43. Weird Fishes says:
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    Hi Grey. I need an upgrade at 1B, with Zimmerman on DL and Aguilar possibly losing PT when Thames comes back. Few questions for you:

    1. ROS how would you rank Desmond, Hopkins, Aguilar, Zimmerman?

    2. Trade Aguilar + Castillo/Flaherty for Hopkins or Desmond?

  44. Bobby, get those panties off of your head says:
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    14 team head to head, Drop Cahill for Rodon…I picked Cahill up when Maeda went on DL. So I guess the question becomes…is Rodon over Maeda or Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Cahill for him, but wait until this weekend’s start if you can

      • Bobby, get those panties off of your head says:
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        @Grey: Ah Timing! I was about to drop Gsellman for him…then saw that Familia went to dl. I usually don’t fall on the lucky side of timing but maybe things are a changing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Things are looking up!

  45. The Shoe says:
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    Thanks for the awesome fantasy insights, Grey.

    I was just offered his Merrifield and Boxberger for my McCutchen and Wacha. What are your thoughts?

    For context, my current 2B is Kinsler. Offense other than him is Posey, C Santana, Arenado, Trout, Cain, Haniger, Cruz, Bregman.

    My pitching is Morton, Stripling, Quintana, Clevinger, Pivetta, Gibson, Cahill. RP are Gsellman, Colome, Norris, Green. I have Soroka on the DL. The waiver wire has been getting thinner lately for quality SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Box side

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Muchas Gracias. Is it close or clear win for Box side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Box side for sure

          • The Shoe says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. Sorry to keep hammering away with the questions, but do you prefer this deal to the following: my Cain for his Merrifield? A little hesitant to part with Wacha since he’s been throwing pretty well… Sell high?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends what you’re selling him high for with Wacha… I’d take Cain there

  46. Stewart I Schmier says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Love your postings very informative and entertaining !! I had a quick questions as to what playa I should pick up or drop (I have Thames and Hicks on my bench) I need RBI’s and HR is Joc Peterson a better option than Thames or Hicks ? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Thames

      • Stewart I Schmier says:
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        Thank you Mr. Peterson it is !! Thank you I think this website is awesome Have a nice weekend !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

  47. Zeus says:
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    Gsellman should close for the Mets. Oh and thanks for pointing out your ex girlfriends tits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: were the crazy eyes a part of the breakup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, didn’t even remember those googlers

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: maybe that was part of her Lee Strasburg method of getting into her role

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When you’re naked and afraid it’s a different place than just naked

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                More sunken place

                • Zeus says:
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                  @Grey: can people with IMDB accounts track their hits? I’m guessing she saw an uptick from your mostly male and 4 female readers

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha! You can actually track it

  48. Paul says:
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    ian desmond or pablo sandoval for my fill in first basemen for Hoskins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  49. Stumanji! says:
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    Any advice on how to get your ads to stop autoplaying? I know they get you ?0.00000025 pence per play but it’s very distracting when Cris Carter starts screaming at me when I’m using my scrollyfinger at work.

  50. Weird Fishes says:
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    Hi Grey. I need an upgrade at 1B, with Zimmerman on DL and Aguilar possibly losing PT when Thames comes back. Couple questions for you:

    1. ROS how would you rank Desmond, Hopkins, Aguilar, Zimmerman?

    2. Trade Aguilar + Castillo/Flaherty for Hopkins or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hoskins, Desmond
      2. Hoskins

  51. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    If Eaton comes off the DL this weekend
    who do I drop
    Chris Taylor, Nimmo or Peraza,
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • Alps says:
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        @Grey:
        cool
        thanks
        enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  52. Daniel Moran says:
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    Would you trade Morton for Buehler & Gary Sanchez?

    I already have Salvador Perez but I’m sure I could flip him and I love Buehler’s peripherals

    5×5 standard yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Daniel Moran: If you think you can flip Sal, and can absorb the pitching hit in the case Bueller flops or is shut down, Sanchez upside is great return IMO.

  53. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey

    as you predicted ohtani is out again……

    what do you think to as a pickup for this week

    who to drop ohtani or Wood

    add sonny gray, heaney, or jon gray?

    is andrew heaney worth a shot or did he use all his magic? Jon gray is avail and going against the phillies

    i’m thinking drop ohtani for sonny gray

  54. Hawk says:
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    What to do in a roto league where I need pitching and no one will trade? I’ve offered to pay and even overpay but I can’t pry any pitching loose. Every conversation is a tease. I have a good top 3 but my bottom three of Skaggs, Romero and Junis seem to keep my ERA and WHIP too high.

    What do you do in situations like that?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Hawk:

      As a note – waiver wire isn’t exactly barren but it’s too deep to stream

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure then, maybe trade

  55. Bad Hombre says:
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    Hi Señor Grey,

    Why you didn’t include Schebler in this Compra/Vende? Is there an specific reason?

    Muchas gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Must’ve slipped my mind, I obviously think you should grab hi if you have room

  56. Dave D says:
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    Ohtani’s UCL… oh no (ono?)! Precisely why I own him nowhere. Can’t they just let him DH the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

  57. Maximus says:
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    Joc, Desmond, or Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: JOC.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Everybody

  58. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, shallow mixed league…
    1) I have Peralta and Franmil as my OF4 and OF5, drop either or both for any of the following….CarGo, Joc, Schebler? Categories do not matter.
    2) Gotta drop one of these 3, which is the drop – Cahill, Clevinger, EdRod
    Thanks almighty G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil for Joc 2. Cahill

  59. yankee candle factory worker says:
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    Matt Boyd is #6 in the league with a 47.5% FB%. Matt Boyd is #6 in the league with a 6.4% HR/FB rate. Matt Boyd has a .232 BABIP (#8 in the league). Matt Boyd has a 6.91 K/9.

    Reynaldo Lopez is #7 in the league with a 47.4% FB%. Reynaldo Lopez is #9 in the league with a 7.0% HR/FB rate. Reynaldo Lopez a .229 BABIP (#5 in the league). Reynaldo Lopez has a 6.08 K/9.

    Both guys are also in the bottom 20 for K/BB (1.55 and 2.08).

    Buy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell both

      • yankee candle factory worker says:
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        @Grey:

        Darn.

  60. JP says:
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    Keeper league, HXH, would you send Baez/Just Dong for Betts/Scooter Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  61. ellis says:
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    Please rank
    Jo-ma, Devers, Kinsler, Crawford, Joc

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma, Devers

  62. alps says:
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    Grey
    Hoskins due to comm off DL
    who shoild I drop
    C. Taylor, Cargo, Muncy or Nimmo

  63. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    James McCann, Kurt Suzuki, or Tucker Barnhart for the foreseeable future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  64. Wudaben says:
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    Drop Odor for Escobar or Joc?

  65. Crock says:
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    Schebler or Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  66. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m going to try to get a look at Montas. Haven’t seen him yet. His last tour I threw the super cliche “straight fastball” at him. He was at 99-100 but with no life at all. And no secondary. He was pinata colada. Be interesting to see if anything has changed.

    I’ve been boycotting baseball until Mookie comes back. It’s not the same without Mookie.

    I’m up to third in the NFBC, Albrhino. Lurking. Your team had a big surge the last week. I’m not sure I have enough pitching to finish strong but there are some pieces on offense who could be in line for big second halves. I’ll need you to drop back to the pack a little. You’re due for some bad luck.

    Oaktown Kids hanging on in their NFBC. Does anybody know if Wil Myers is alive?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to Wil Myers?! That guy is killing me in one league…. I saw you moved up, but better watch out if Cody Bellinger and Giancarlo ever get scorching… Montas’ pitch percentages are hilarious… how has he made it thus far and not learned any other pitches?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m pretty sure Montas came out of the White Sox organization. They don’t easily give up on guys with big arms, but they punted on him right quick as I recall.

        The thing that has killed me in the NFBC league was the Castillo pick. He and Berrios were my top two. I’m not sure if Castillo is injured, but he just is not the same guy. It’s like a faded version of last year. All the electricity is out of the stuff. The crazy movement and the late life.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I bet he’s hiding an injury, or mechanics… 60/40 what it is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh and coin flips like Berrios or Castillo always kill me… like I’m sure people are feeling if they went Goldy instead of Betts or of the ilk

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I actually have been super busy with the store so I haven’t been around much. Has there been much talk around here about how good Blake Treinen has been? He’s the king of twitter pitch porn .gifs too.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          One thing I did catch is you criticizing The Bad News Bears in the round up. I’ll have to ask you kindly not to do that again.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @OaktownSteve:

            Also I have a new Gravatar coming in a moment.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I see the new one, but on my phone, who is it

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                It’s Sean Connery in Time Bandits. I have this game I play where I think of a celebrity and if I met them what movie I would say “I loved you in….!!!”

                For Connery it’s “I loved you in Time Bandits.”

                The best is Dave Chapel and You’ve Got Mail.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Awesome! I have an actual story like that… I ran into Holland Taylor and I was like, I loved you in Bosom Buddies! And she was like, I’ve been in over 60 things since then and I’m really more proud of Private Practice.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, my b

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great closers don’t get much pub… I talk about Kimbrel maybe once a year

  67. Hepcat13 says:
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    yahoo 12 team 5×5 H2H

    Trade my Segura and Bud Norris for Machado?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. InterstateTraffickingsAlive says:
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    The Grey (great movie),

    Baez for taillon, which side do you like more? Plz bless me with your wisdom.

    PUSH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Push! Baez side is much better

      • InterstateTraffickingsAlive says:
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        @Grey: thanks grau! (grey in german). Could you throw out pitcher name that one should target for baez? I know very random but just to give me a sense of the range. Have a great weekend.

        On my way uuupp to marylaaand. PUSH.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 15 SP… push! You hear Cudi yet?

          • InterstateTraffickingsAlive says:
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            @Grey: Thanks grey (grey in english)! No not yet but will definitely dig into it tonight. What are you thinking so far? I’ve heard the production is crazy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I like it a lot but need more listens

  69. Turd Wendell says:
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    12 tm 5×5

    Sano and Puig for Acuna and Desmond? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuña

  70. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Drop Musgrove or Pivetta to grab Rodon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flips, can try over Musgrove

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. All seem to have similar up- and down-sides. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. vee says:
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    starting Walker Buehler at home vs ATL today? risque

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  72. Turd Wendell says:
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    12 tm h2h 5×5

    Sano and Puig for Acuna Desmond Which side?

  73. Chisoxx22 says:
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    I have a Cubs fan willing to overpay for Baez, problem is their team isn’t exactly great where I’m lacking. 5×5 10 team. I need power, but if Stanton, Bryant, rendon, and Schoop get going I wouldn’t need it as much, also lacking in average department. Trading Baez leaves me no SS and waivers is thin,

    she offered j. Ramirez/Escobar(or Crawford) for Baez/e. Diaz.

    I’m leading saves by 2 and will only have Chapman, and Norris for saves. But SAGNOF? Or no? Which side of trade you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez side

  74. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Corbin or Keuchel ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  75. William Hung says:
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    which reliever gets cut for Rodon? Treinen, Boxberger, Greene, Barraclough, Seranthony, or Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  76. alps says:
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    Grey
    With Hoskins due to comm off DL
    who do I drop
    C. Taylor, Cargo, Muncy or Nimmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  77. Curt C says:
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    Joc or Profar for rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  78. GimmeAllTheFoods says:
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    Who do you like better rest of the way, Moreland or Belt?

    10 team OBP league that counts total bases and strikeouts. Or would you drop Junis or Musgrove for both? Rest of rotation consists of C. Martinez, deGrom, McCullers, Morton, and Bauer.

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mitch… you don’t need both

  79. HateTheGiants says:
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    V V is Archer to me. That is: dead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  80. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Jesus. Hey, Grey, did I miss a memo about not starting Strasburg tonight? Even the Gangly Manbird is hitting him. WTF? I guess I should have been more worried when his non-pitching arm cramped up last game. Is that where we are now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m concerned about him… not good stuff

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Yup. He was just taken out after one inning, which as an owner I’m happy about. Let him get healthy, and not give up another six runs tonight, which is where this was headed. Poor guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Haha, Scherzer just came in as a pinch hitter. Curious where they’re headed with this game…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, freaky Friday!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @hondo: Ah, yes, two innings, that’s what I meant. Can only hope it’s nothing serious.

  81. Robert says:
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    Hold Deshields in a 10 team h2h league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  82. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Any wire guys you would add from the lists below in a 12 teaser, h2h league? And if so, who is the drop? Thank you.

    A. Soler, Riddick, Peraza, Jank, Bour, Zimmerman, Kiermaier.
    B. Godley, Skaggs, Marco, Montas, Lynn, Leake

    C-Gattis CI – Freeman, Santana, Eugenio
    MI- Dee, Semien, Bergman. LF Rosario CF. Trout
    RF Mazara. 2OF: Jo Ma, Peralta. Util – Cruz
    Bench: Seager. DL: DeJong
    SP- Max, MadBum, Hendricks, Morton, Bauer, Pivetta
    RP- BearClaw, Herrera, Blake, Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not really… some of these are coin flips tho

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I willl keep an eye on Arizona’s OF. Could get crowded later. Looking at Rondon who I neglected to list. He will be available Monday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. Ty says:
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    I have one move left for the week in a 12team h2h.
    Would you move J. Gray or Weaver for Musgrove or Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Prioritize Musgrove or Britton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Britton

          • Ty says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks, as always!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  84. Eng says:
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    Sorry to bother you this late in the day, Grey but….anyway you could please rank Car-Go, Joc, and Michael Taylor…

    • Eng says:
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      @Eng: @Eng:

      BTW your Sonny Grey blurb yesterday was fantastic. Nailed exactly how I feel.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, Taylor

      • En says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, have a wonderful weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  85. Stephen Lyon says:
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    WTF are the Red Sox doing? They should be jumping on this fool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! JBJ do something!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Scratch that, he’s on my bench

  86. Cram It says:
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    Watching Stankies/Mutts. Stat came up showing Conforto has the 3rd highest slugging % to the opposite field during the time since he came up. He can be so good. He will be so good.

    On the flipside, another stat came up showing the Mets have 2 Hrs from the cleanup spot this year. I can hit 2 homers ferchristsake!

    On the third side, comparing deGrom to Kershaw through their first 119 games, Jake has more wins, better ERA and a higher k/9. Beast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, agreed and agreed…Mostly on Conforto… I wonder if he’s laboring thru a shoulder issue right now

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Good point. That would make sense. I had read some observations of his swing plane and it's been more uppercut this year than usually. He's definitely not driving through his swing. Makes sense that his injured shoulder might be having an effect on that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, might not see anything until next year with him after a full offseason of rest

  87. FrankGrimes says:
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    Aushizz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He awoke?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Finally!

  88. Crazy J says:
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    I thought I’d be smart and hold Weaver for the CIN start, cause auto-win!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  89. iifish Horton Heat says:
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    Pitchers, pitchers, Marco Gonzales or Carlos Rodon ROS? … and how can Valzquez give up 10ER geez!!!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon — Ha, I know

  90. Stephen Lyon says:
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    JOC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EVERYONE

  91. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Hey great writeup as usual!

    For the trifecta this week. I asked about EFFFFFlin, Chase Anderson (you were right) and now Danny Duffy The Dumpster Fire.

    Really need SP points this week. I have Arrieta (no Ks), Lester (been a while since a first inning Jon Lester, i mean meltdown, and Tyson Ross (someone actually traded for him in return for Brandon Druurrrrry) all going tomorrow.

    In your opinion should i start him against Oakland? Is he a MLB pitcher? Is he Duffman?

    Thankyou, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Duffy

  92. Steve says:
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    Benintendi or Mikolas+Hader? Fair? Keeper league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  93. Ben says:
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    Cutch or Jose Ramirez in a keeper? Deciding who to target. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  94. Spider Pigs says:
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    Hi Grey
    Schoop is just killing me at 2b. Hold or cut for : kinsler, kipnis, harrison thank u

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  95. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    16 team h2h with OPS and hits added. keep 6 league.
    C uncle fester (held during injury as he simply gets more at bats than the others out there excepting uh oh or martin)
    1B goldy (it’s hard to raise an OPS 100 points in a week later than 8 weeks into a season)
    2B gone varnish (SS)
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) puig, choo, gallo (3B/1B)
    util (2) nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF), nimmo
    BN soler (have no idea the extent of this DTD, if it’s DL i wouldn’t have to drop anybody)
    DL pollock, thames
    NA (1) senzel

    drop anybody for joc? surprised he’s out there still after yet another HR, i was busy doing something otherwise i’d have probably but in a 2 or so bid (50/100 left) mere hours ago. once a day FAAB at 3 AM eastern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  96. Jubaka says:
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    Should trade away Votto for stanton?
    It’s 11 team deep deep league though.. my outfield is yelich, Marte, m azara, Myers, Hoskins, muncy.
    If that’s not enough should I offer more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Junis for Jon gray?

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: i could drop Bader for saroka, and Junis for gray?
      Or Bruce Rondon, and swarzak are available too.
      If I drop Junis I need a pitcher, but I don’t really need two new pitchers. I’ll take it though if you think they are the better adds.

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Jubaka: shoot I just realized I have hughs to drop. So I can drop hughs, bader, Junis. I’m asking if I should grab, Gray, saroka, swarzak, or Bruce rondon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Hughes for Soroka

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bader for Soroka sounds fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  98. KevinB says:
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    Good morning and thanks for the laugh out loud!!!!

    Who would you drop to pick up Pederson – Flaherty, Musgrove or Pivetta

    Thanks, enjoy your weekend my friend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Musgrove

  99. H says:
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    I could really use some extra saves. Would you drop any of these starters for Rondon?

    Wood, Pivetta, Heaney, Flaherty, Skaggs,

    My closers currently: Familia, Boxberger, Knebel, Parker and Norris.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  100. maxpower says:
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    Picked up Rodon but are we starting him against Boston today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  101. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    1. Did I give too much in this trade? 5×5 OBP 12 team roto keeper move limit league. Trying to make up ground in power and win this year. Doing well in pitching. Traded Ed Rod $1, C. Hernandez $7 and Nate Jones $1 for $22 Dozier.

    2. Picked up Montas as a flier to replace Ed Rod. Sit against HOU this week?

    3. Thoughts on Kopech ROS and beyond? Is he worth a stash? or leave him out there and see what happens? Other pitchers available who could fill my final roster spot are H. Rondon, Marco Gonzales, Reynaldo Lopez, Descalfini, Odorizzi, Wheeler, Sabathia, Matz. I could also save a move and start Ray at DL but seems like a waste of a roster spot.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      @Molina Bros BBQ: trevor williams also just dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not too much 2. Yes 3. Leave him for now

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. Last One Out of Liberty City says:
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    I’m in a 8 x 8 head to head league with TB, OBP, and slugging . We also have holds. Hang on to Vlad or drop him to get another bat or a weekly streamer/holds guy?
    Here’s my roster….
    c hicks
    1b goldschmidt
    2b – c. taylor
    3b – shaw
    ss – bogaerts
    of – rosario
    of harper
    of upton
    util – k. davis
    util – soto
    bench – smoak, devers, vlad

    free agents include joc, michael taylor, herrera, inciarte, braun, brian anderson

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Joc

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: DROP EVERYONE FOR JOC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All the time!

  103. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    If I’m trying to bump my avg a bit, which of these fifth outfielders is the short-term pick to click: Winker, Parra, Hanson, Heyward?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Hmm… guess try Hanson

  104. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team, weekly roto. You starting jon gray (@ phi and @ Tex) next week?

    Also, currently in New Orleans. Ever done Turkey and the Wolf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have to start him, but wouldn’t in a 12-teamer… honestly don’t know what that is? A drink?

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: have to out of lack of options or moral obligation?

        sandwich shop. worth checking out if you make it down here….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, my league is NL-Only, I have no option… Ah, cool on the sandwiches…

  105. David says:
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    Rodin or Pivetta ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  106. David says:
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    Rodon

  107. JBird says:
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    RE: Kung Fu Panda
    Does anybody remember Baseball Stars on Nintendo? Best game ever p.e.r.i.o.d.s.
    Agility was not one of the player upgrades you could buy unfortunately, but you could add points to hitting/batting/running/defense/luck/prestige.
    I never knew what the hell the difference was between hitting/batting (maybe contact/power?) but I always made sure to bolster up players’ luck/prestige, always good to keep up appearances and strike fear into the opponent while getting lucky every once in a while. I always had one or two gals in the lineup as well for clubhouse morale and, of course, gender equality.
    Short story long, I’m a long time listener, first time caller….maybe posted on here a coupla several times before in the last decade or so but pretty much been a lurker for the most part. Have always enjoyed your humor and wit and love of baseball. I still chuckle when you said Carlos Quentin has the reaction time of Robert DeNiro from “Awakenings” col!
    Yep, lowly White Sox fan here in Cubs town. Have you ever been to Wrigley? I call it Rickettsville. All pretty now with Jumbotrons and flashy scoreboards and outdoor plazas and a posh hotel across the street. I was all for keeping the field & bleachers/ivy and blowing up everything else around it and building a new stadium without the rats & pigeons but no, people like to hold on to old crap and it’s been declared a historical landmark, the world’s largest beer garden. I got to spent my 30’s working at the ballpark as a ticket seller, best times of my life, just ask my liver. Yes, I know I’m a Sox fan, a man has to pay his bills and I killed it during the 07/08 seasons when the demand was high and the tickets still relatively cheap. Oh the stories I could tell….like that time a woman was getting impatient waiting for her players’ tickets and pressed her bare boobs up against my window….
    Hold on ma’am, let me go see if they are ready.
    Keep up the great work Grey!
    ~JBird in the CHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s awesome, man! Glad you enjoy it!

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @JBird: baseball stars is arguably the best baseball game ever made, along with baseball simulator 1000 on NES as well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What about RBI Baseball?!

        • JBird says:
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          @Grey: I loved RBI a lot as well. You needed to have good plate discipline and lay off that drop-ball pitch that bounced in front of home plate every time until the pitcher fatigued. Vince Coleman was fast as lightning, he could steal home and escape rundowns on the base paths. He was to RBI what Bo Jackson was to Tecmo bowl, an unparalleled talent.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It was so awesome!

  108. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m one of those lucky owners of Strasburg, Tanaka and Buehler. Yeah, fun day yesterday. Hopefully Buehler will be okay. But w/Strasburg & Tanaka going on the IR, they’re joining my DeJong, Buxton & Kiermeier. DeJ & KK s/b starting rehab soonish. Any of the five an easy cut in RCL? Can’t really carry a lot of dead weight.

    Thanks!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: KK for sure. Probably Buxton. I would think there are hot OFs available that could help short term.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @VinWins: Of course, you need pitching help. Lots of good streamers, I’m sure, if you can pick them.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @VinWins: Thanks for the feedback, Vin. Was holding KK & Bux for an SB injection when they return, but you’re probably right. So crazy how I can be flush w/pitching one minute and painted in to a corner the next. This fantasy baseballing is a fickle mistress.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All the bats really, but Kiermaier for sure

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha. Do you like Flaherty or Heaney more going forward? Roster one over the other? Both? Or stream it out? Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heaney, kinda both streamers in RCL

  109. Pat says:
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    Would you drop Kela or F Vazquez to pick up Britton?
    Jose Martinez or R Hoskins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins… the closets are SAGNOF… guess hold

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Pat: don’t drop actual closers for injured guy who might get traded and not be a closer. also BAL as a team is worse than either of even PIT or TEX. if rivero is actually hurt though britton, but that’s not a now choice.

  110. Ty says:
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    What up G-money. Dropped Vlad last night for Muncy. I’m a freakin retard because I didn’t realize Hoskins was coming off the DL. I need to get rid of someone. Nimmo, Moreland, Muncy, Crawford, Devers. Pretty much all bench streamers. 12 team 5×5. I like having Crawford tho because it allows me to play Bregman at 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Nimmo or Muncy depends on your team

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks buddy. Probably Nimmo. Muncy just went yard again. Back to back games. I need power

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there ya go

  111. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I’m open to the idea of trading Javy B but it would mean I have to roster Schoop on the reg. Is he actually going to give us anything this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely at some point but he has been a struggle

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Hmmm. My 3 permanent starters right now (I stream too) are Bauer, Keuchel and Caleb Smith.

        Keuchel + Javy = Cole on the trade analyser. I don’t normally like to trade for pitching in this league, but does this make sense?

        I’d be left with Taylor or Schoop at 2B. I could also move Rizzo there but would then have a pretty crappy option at 1B – probably Thames when he comes back.

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          @Stephen Lyon: FYI the ROS Rater has Javy at 16.6 and Schoop at 5.4 :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Cole for him, it’s fair

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            @Grey: With Keuchel as a throw-in?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Keuchel does nothing for me

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          @Stephen Lyon: Actually, Javy + Keuchel = Severino. Schoop + Keuchel = Cole

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d do either… getting Severino there would be amazing

            • Stephen Lyon says:
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              @Grey: OK, cool – thanks. Hopefully Keuchel goes well tomorrow, and I can throw something out there. His stock is not super high as of this minute.

              I never really wanted to draft him but he was the last #1-ish SP left. Bauer 50 picks later has worked out rather better…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah don’t like him much

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: Obviously Keuchel didn’t want to pitch well and risk being traded off my team. Jesus. Just get him on the Disgraceful List already.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, he’s prolly not worth owning in your league

  112. Stephen Lyon says:
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    This German start not going quite like I’d hoped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: He’s been terrific since the 1st, tho…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who? Keuchel? Bleh

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            @Grey: No, no, no – German. Gave up 3 in the first then 2H and 9K in the next five.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rondon got the save!

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                @Grey: I’m a Giles owner!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, oh, sorry!

  113. Salami says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I kept Moncada (late round), drafted Murphy as a backup, and picked up Albies off waivers earlier this year. What should I do when Murphy gets off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Murphy or trade someone

      • Salami says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reply. Assuming Murphy gets healthy again, who would you prefer ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Murphy

  114. Launch Angle says:
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    I’m a standard season long roto – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

    What C do I want ROS – Wilson Contreras or Sal Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

      • Launch Angle says:
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        What about Willson or Posey? I can do a trade where I give up Sal Perez for either Willson or Posey. I think more power upside with Willson with a decent average. Who would you make the deal for between these two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Willson, why are you concerned with catchers?

          • Launch Angle says:
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            Not concerned. Always looking to tweak my roster and improve where I can if there’s an opportunity to do so.

            Speaking of which, I own Whit and was offered Scooter for him. The other owner is looking for SB. I have Gordon, Trout and Benni in addition to Whit as my primary SB sources. Would you trade Whit to get Scooter for more power, run production and average? I’m assuming Scooter will at least match last years’ totals. Whit will get his SB, but the KC lineup is garbage and will get worse when they trade whoever is left.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Scooter, they’re about even

  115. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Need to get some good vibes going for my bats tomorrow – In another tight matchup and my team batting is hugging the mendoza line. Going to need one of those epic 10+ runs, 5 +HRs, 10+ RBIs type days in H2H

    Looks like June swoon is hitting my team hard this year… back to back weeks where my hitting has struggled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fingers crossed!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: .152 batting average tonight and last night was like .180

        Last week I had a nice .300 BA with no counting stats… just painful to watch the entire team struggle – at least give me 1 batter who can give me something! Those fantasy baseball gods are throwing me quite the struggle here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, the struggle is real

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: My offensive lineup right now is –

            C- Grandal
            1B- Abreu
            2B- Merrifield
            3B- Rendon
            SS- Lindor
            OF- Desmond, Rosario, Gallo
            UTIL- Shaw
            B- Schoop
            DL- Betts

            10 team league (standard 5 batting cats plus Ks and OBP)

            I could pick up a hot schmotato like Joc Pederson, Braun, Profar for short term help, but my gut tells me to just take the slump and hope I don’t fall too much in the standings during this slump

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not really sure I see where Schoop ever really goes into your lineup

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: well if he gets right, would he be my starting 2B and Merrifield goes to the OF?

                I had Moncada as a bench bat, so you told me a few days ago Schoop was worth the swap in the event he finally gets going

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And who from your OF are you benching?

                  • William Hung says:
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                    @Grey: #shallowleagueproblems

                    probably play matchups or bench whoever is cold. I thought Schoop had too good of a track record to just let him sit there on the wire.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I hear ya

  116. lwomack58 says:
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    Not much for streamers on my wavier wire for tomorrow- Just need a pitcher to give me a few K’s and maintain ratios.
    Urena vs SD-Son @ +6
    C. Richards @ Mia-SOn @+1.4
    Eovaldi vs Sea-Son +5.4
    DeSclafani vs Stl-Son +3.0

    Who would you choose?

    Thanks and have a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urena

  117. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, h2h 10 tm pts:
    Drop any of the following : Lamb, Baez, Joc
    For either: Muncy, Andujar
    Thanks!
    Help me Obi Grey Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb for Muncy

  118. Stephen Lyon says:
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    WTF is Rondon doing in there? Apart from closing, obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oy

  119. Hershel says:
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    @Grey: a bunch of sagnof candidates out there. Top two from Soria, Hicks, Rondon and Yates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon, Soria

  120. Gotime says:
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    Hope the weekend has been good Grey, if not well I’m sending positive over the computer/phone vibes..
    In a H2H redraft 5×5
    Carlos rodon has my DL spot, my bottom tier staff is Ken Giles Flaherty AWood, you dropping any of these to put in Rodon or hold him for another start or 2 in DL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Lose Giles

  121. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    12 teamer, H2H, 20 games clear of second place so took a gamble and Picked up Rondon since he appears to be the closer at least short term. Had to drop Pivetta to get him. I just was not sure Pivetta would be giving me strong innings in Sept.

    I still have Max, MadBum, Bauer, Morton and Hendricks as SPs. Now I have Parker, Herrera, Rondon, and BearClaw with Britton in my DL slot. When Britton returns, I think he will have trade value in our league. What level of SP would you target for Seager and Britton in a two for one for a SP that I could count on come Sept playoffs? (Please don’t say Pivetta LOL) thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not getting anyone great for them… Maybe Alex Wood type to hopefully turn it around

  122. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Pinch-hitting for JOC? What the eff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlawful!

  123. Mark says:
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    The price of Gold(Schmidt) is going up!

    A few questions where I would appreciate your input.

    Mikolas, Folty, Heaney- that order? Fairly close or Mikolas way ahead?

    Tim Anderson, Scooter, Semien ranked right ROS? Fairly close?

    Are you a believer in Ozuna as a buy? Mikolas about fair, or likely not enough?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order works for me on SPs… Scooter, Anderson… Yes, buy Ozuna, MIkolas is fair if you can get Ozuna

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: thanks! And if I can get Ozuna for something like Wood and M. Adams I have to do that, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  124. FrankGrimes says:
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    Aushizz! X2

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @FrankGrimes: and twice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So nice, had to go twice

  125. jason batteiger says:
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    20 teamer with OPS, hits, total bases, slugging added. with rhysus back i have 2 BN bats, want to drop one of them for the newer nazi in exile SP (NYY) he’s the best SP out there unless suarez/bassett hound/blackburn/giolito/keller count). also QS/holds/K per 9/innings total added h2h.
    C uh oh
    1B cron
    2B panik
    3B gallo (1B/OF)
    SS anderson
    OF (3) stanton/rosario/meadows
    util (1) rhysus (1B/OF)
    BN n.williams/taylor (taylor might have just lost a job with eaton back, at least till his next leg injury)
    DL pollock/jedong

    SP carrasco/duke newcomb/yarbrough/porcello/gibson/weaver/lynn
    RP (max 5): colome/bearclaw/greene/yates/strop
    DL ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German was a good matchup this week, guess you can lose Yarbrough

  126. Brett says:
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    2 questions

    1 12 team we have category for saves and another for holds. Would you cut any of these guys for Rondon? Hader Seranthony Yates Britton kela box

    2. Soroka or Weaver in a qs league?

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: Carlos Rondon just to be clear.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s not clear at all… You mean Hector?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah, you have no one to drop really… Yates would be first one, but coin flip really 2. Soroka

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I obviously was not fully awake. I meant Hector Rondon. Would you take him over any of my current relievers.

        Sorry and thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said on Yates, coin flip, if you want

  127. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    notice what this quote from the mess about conforto actually indicates about their continuing f-ery from their “medical” staff.
    “an abbreviated spring training and/or the lingering impact from shoulder surgery have caused the downslide”

    so he’s either:
    1. still been hurt the whole time and they knew this had him play anyway (stupidity)
    2. just found this out more lately (gross ignorance that ANY of us knew was pretty likely and probably mess fans could easily spot back in april)
    3. actually not hurt but they really just don’t know (utter ineptitude of medical staff)

    i’ve been saying this since his first really cold spell to start the year when people would ask about him, it was an easy “well his shoulder wasn’t healthy yet but due to being forced to play with it, he’ll suck”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s totally hurt still

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Grey: exactly, i remember saying this back in april too. at least it was cooked into his draft price (like brocktune last year)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  128. MikeZ says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Drop Polanco for Joc or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop for Joc

  129. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Last night Morton was that 12 year old little leaguer who can’t be hit but can’t find the plate either. I swear guys were bailing out during his windup after the second plunking. Don’t rub it!

    In a 12 teamer, seeking a 6th starter out of this group or are these guys streamers? Gibson, Lynn, Ross, Caleb, Maeda, Pivetta, Cahill, Montas, Guerra, CC, Leake, LeBlanc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah…. Pivetta

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Gotcha. Who is my drop out of these RPs? BearClaw, Rondon, Herrera, Parker,, Britton.
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rondon

          • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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            @Grey:

            I just traded Rondon for Wood. Not sure he is better than Pivetta but hoping for upside. You agree?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, see what happens

              • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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                @Grey:

                Dang, maybe i should have held Rondon longer than a day LOL.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  130. Joseph Landry says:
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    Hey Grey!

    My Cron and Aguilar for his Greinke. What do you think?

    H2H league with the following categories:
    Hitting-HR, RBI, R, AVG, OPS, SB, K.
    Pitching- QS, W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9

    Thanks! U Rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, it’s fair

  131. William Hung says:
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    Is today the day Jonathan Schoop breaks out of his slump? Since I’m starting him today after getting him off waivers, I know the answer is “no” but we can always form a prayer circle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, maybe, as good a chance as any

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: at least he got a homer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  132. Oppo Taco says:
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    WOuld you trade Nelly Cruz for Corassco? which side do you prefer ROS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Cruz, but it’s fair

  133. Ty says:
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    Drop Tanaka for Musgrove?

    • Ty says:
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      @Ty:
      Or I could drop Nimmo. I have Robbie Ray in my DL.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Drop Nimmo over Tanaka?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  134. brett says:
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    In a qs league how would you rank Soroka Castillo weaver

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  135. Jon says:
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    Which RP would you cut? 5×5 scoring. Andrew Miller, Dominguez, Bradley, Giles, Gsellman, Winkler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  136. Nacho keepers says:
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    3 year keeper league, 5×5 (QS instead of W), I offered ozuna for Snell & heany, he countered for blackmon (4th round value) who I kept 2 out of 3 years, I have Torres (25 of 27rnds), hoskins (27) and would have ozuna (14th) or andujar (would be 26th since need one for each round). Thoughts? I have muncy to play 1b is Hoskins goes to OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the bat in all of these trades

  137. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    lopez or weaver ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Lopez

  138. TheeHen says:
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    Eduardo Rodriguez or Zack Godley in dynasty points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Godley

  139. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good afternoon, Grey!

    Would you prefer Brian Anderson or Josh Harrison at CI?

    Drop Jordan Hicks for streaming starters? Or worth holding onto?

    Thanks very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison — Can lose Hicks

  140. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Muncy or Trumbo ROS

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Weaver of J Gray? Thanks in Advance on both!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Neither? Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  141. Brett says:
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    How would you rank Flaherty Castillo Soroka in a qs league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty, Soroka

  142. Brett says:
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    Grey

    I have been struggling with my roster as waivers approaches tonight.

    12 team daily categories for saves and one for holds. Qs instead of wins

    Current staff snell (thank you), clevenger, Taillon, buehler, Castillo, Flaherty, Weaver, Seranthony, Yates, hader, Boxberger, kela.

    I have Britton on the dL who I know Baltimore will be activating tomorrow.

    Going to cut Weaver but debating between Hector Rondon or Soroka. If I get Rondon I could keep Britton stashed in my dL spot. If I get Soroka I could activate Britton and keep Soroka stashed. Which would you do or is there a second player to cut with Weaver?

    Thanks again for all the help

    • Grey

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      I’d want Britton and Soroka

  143. dbayley says:
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    1. For next week in a H2H weekly 5×5 cats QS not wins
    Carrasco @ White Sox ($37) and Min ($34)
    Bauer @ White Sox ($32)
    Folty vs Mets ($3) and vs SD ($12)
    Newcomb vs SD ($14)
    Pivetta vs Col ($14)
    Musgrove @ Ari ($6) maybe vs Cin
    Flaherty vs SD ($17) vs Cubs ($1)
    Carlos Rodon vs Cle ($12)
    Need to bench 1

    2. Same league and SP, drop Ken Punchface Giles for Maeda or hold the move… 20 moves for season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove 2. Hold your moves

      • dbayley says:
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        @Grey: Looks like I need to bench another Sp as well, so Musgrove bench, who else my guess is Rodon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon

  144. SteveNZ says:
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    Guess who’s back tomorrow!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @SteveNZ: oh thank god, i think that’s ahead of schedule too. i’m in some leagues where i was winning and now am either still winning (not nearly as much if roto) or maybe all the way down to 3rd-4th before he got hurt.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: that’s 3rd-4th AFTER he got hurt, now. some other fast starts that cooled (newtown/lowrie along with thames in one 20 teamer)

    • Grey

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      Haha

  145. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly Roto. Gotta pitching staff full o streamers. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    J Gray – @ Phi, @ Tex (20.1)
    Caleb Smith – vs sf (6.8)
    Pivetta – vs col (14.5)
    G Richards – @ sea (11.6)
    Rodon – vs Cle (12.3)
    VV – vs col (13.7)

    Thanks!

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Herschel: i’d not touch gray till he actually puts up a good game, his last good game was 6 games ago on may 8th. probably pivetta/richards since V2’s last one sucked. but i’m still rolling V2 out there in the leagues i own him in. i’m in deeper than you though as i would start all of these excepting the gray, and maybe not the rodon the monster’s.

    • Grey

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      Pivetta, Rodon

    • William Hung says:
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      @Herschel: I’d probably trust the bots since COL is not great on the road

      @Grey – do you think Rodon’s number is a bit high? Would you start him against the Indians?

      • William Hung says:
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        Dammit, i forgot to refresh my browser and just saw your comment – nvm on the rodon question

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @William Hung: gray has been horrible on road and at home for over a month now too.

  146. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: $225 out of $250 FAAB remaining. Currently second in saves and have aroldis, box and Britton. How much to bid on Rondon?

    • Grey

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      Hard to say without # of teams… Maybe $26

  147. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    You like Musgrove as a 2 start pitcher this week @ ARZ and vCIN?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Sounds decent

  148. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking to move a closer for a starter. Currently have Allen, Strickland, Doolittle, Rondon, Hader, Boxberger, Treinen.

    Thinking of offering Boxberger for Heaney. Is that to little or should I be looking at a better starter such as Richards, Newcomb or even higher. What pitcher would you ask for with Boxberger.

    Reason for him is I think Allen is getting over worked and once Miller comes back he will be different. I think Strickland is a hoss and might keep role rest of year.

    Thanks and I hope you are having a pleasant weekend

  149. Jon says:
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    Add Tropeano, Clayton Richard, Leake, Stratton, Chatwood, Matz, Steven Wright, Gaviglio, or Suter over Nick Kingham?

  150. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry for second question

    Looking at picking up Alonso- the drop would be Nunez or O. Herrera? Do you see Herrera turning it around because right now he isn’t doing much nor is Nunez.
    Thank you

  151. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. CarGo hit the wire. I know you love Colorado in the summertime….but is he worth a pickup over Peralta, Seager or DeJong in a 12 teamer, H2H?

    2. Wood, Godley, Kenta, Pivetta. Please rank top two for September playoff contributions please.

  152. Michael says:
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    Already picked up Héctor Rondón this week. Do you think I’d be better off ROS with Kyle Barraclough or possibly Seranthony Domínguez? I’m worried there won’t be many save opportunities in Miami this year.

    I already have Brad Hand, Felipe Vázquez, & Josh Hader (for Ks, not a Holds league). Ideally would like to roster 3 closers + Hader, So of the 5 closers mentioned, will you rank them ROS for me please and thank you?

  153. Felix isn't a king anymore says:
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    Drop Herrera for Rondon or Dominguez?
    Drop any of the following for Soroks or Rodon?:
    Felix Hernandez
    Daniel Mengden
    Jake Junis
    Nick Pivetta
    I have a streaming type staff but I can hit. It’s a H2H league and I will need players that will be able to perform in the playoffs. I’m already in a really good position to be in them. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Hold Herrera… Drop Felix and Mengden

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