Steve Cishek hit the DL with the same injury that sounds like it once affected Nadia Comaneci –a torn labrum.  Grey’s got Olympics fever!  Which this year sounds like it can be transmitted by a mosquito.  “I’m not wearing my Brazilian national flag t-shirt to sit in the room all day!  Actually, I feel a little woozy too.”  That’s a family of four coming down with the Zika Virus at this year’s Olympics.  With Cishek likely out for the year, grab Edwin Diaz in all leagues.  On a related note, I’ll leave you with the Double Dutch Bus, a song that Missy Elliott later made famous on Gossip Folks.  The chorus for Double Dutch Bus sounds like it’s just me trying to say the name Steve Cishek.  Fast forward to 2:15 if you’re not feeling early 80s funk and just want the guy to say Steve Cishek repeatedly.

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ariel Miranda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Before each pitch, Miranda would tell the Red Sox they had the right to remain silent, which got old real quick.  Stupid Constitutional rights.  Miranda was obtained in the Wade Miley trade, and he looks like he could, one day, if everything breaks right, maybe, possibly, be as good as Miley.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), 6 Ks.  I get it that the AL is tougher, but six walks in six innings?  That many free passes and you may as well hang up the cleats and become a Chance deck in Monopoly.  Amiright?!

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .263.  My confirmation bias tells me Shaw hits a homer every ten games and never gets hot.  Lots of 1-for-4’s with 1 RBI from this guy.

Andrew Miller – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he was used in the 6th and 7th innings.  To afford Miller, the Indians sold bullpen responsibilities to Drew Carey.  Lucky for the Indians that Carey prefers Bud in the early innings.  Obviously, hold onto Cody Allen, this shituation just got murky.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal.  Everything you can do, he can do better, minus the ability to impress on his mother to keep her shirt on.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .245.  Napoli’s been great, but Carlos Santana hasn’t been bad this year either.  Looks like the offseason trip to that Black Magic Woman paid off.  Sorry, African-American Magic Woman.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .285.  Also, in this game, Brian Dozier (2-for-4) hit his 22nd homer.  These two guys are like the white man’s overbite version of Ben Revere and Denard Span.  Not to do fantasy profiling, but could you pick Dozier or Kipnis’s stats out of lineup?

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .306.  It’s no coincidence that I’m kicking ass in all of my leagues in hitting and I own Lindor in three of them.  In one league, my Scout league, I’ve finally reached first place after a season-long struggle, braving a rainstorm of locusts and Giancarlo’s subpar year.  Get a taste –> here’s the standings.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (26, 27).  Naquin, Guyer (2-for-4, 1 run), The King of SAGNOF, whomever the Indians use hits.  My thought:  over.

Hector Santiago – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Twins fans must be happy Santiago’s at least not Ricky Nolasco.  If Nolasco were pitching, his line would’ve been 6 IP, 5 ER.  So much worse!

Joe Mauer – 2-for-3, hitting .280, and hitting near .550 in the last week.  It’s like it’s 2009 all over again!  Except Trump isn’t presiding over a boardroom of Dennis Rodman and Joan Rivers.

Brad Miller – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, and his fourth homer this week.  Oh, you best believe he’s in the Buy column that’s coming later today, but you’re a damn fool if you need to wait for that to add him.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  Stream-o-Nator loved his start yesterday, for good reason, but the Matchup Gods are not Smyly’ing down on him for his next start.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 0 ER 1 Hit, 4 Walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Kennedy’s gotta be careful with those BBs, especially if there’s Communists, Cubans, Mafia or Lyndon B. Johnson around.

Paulo Orlando – 3-for-4.  Elias Sports Bureau said Orlando’s big game in Tampa came exactly 84 miles away from a Little League game where Bobby Tampa went 3-for-4 in Orlando.

Aaron SanchezBlue Jays announced that Sanchez would remain in the rotation for the time being.  Hey, it’s their prerogative to change their minds, but at some point soon we’re going to get into the territory where I no longer want anything to do with Sanchez next year due to overuse this season.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  Exhibit A why you should draft NL pitchers.  Happ’s 6th in the AL with that ERA.  He’d be 17th in the NL.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer, and 91st RBI.  What’s he on pace for?  44 HRs and 125 RBIs?  Dayum.

Jesse Hahn – 4 IP, 5 ER as he was recalled for the start.  Talk to the Hahn, because if he keeps pitching like that he’s going to want company.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  The A’s and Blue Jays should get together and not bench Valencia and Sanchez together.

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .246.  He hasn’t done a thing recently, so we’ll have to wait for more.  Fo’Healy.

Ji-Man Choi – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and 3rd and 4th homers.  If he were in his native South Korea, he’d have comic books written about him and be showered with gochujang, which sounds like it might sting his eyes, so maybe it’s for the best.

Mike Trout – Missed yesterday’s game with a head cold.  C’mon, man, you can’t spell Robitussin without RBIs!

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  How bad are the Angels?  Simmons hit cleanup yesterday.  That should never happen, unless Simmons’ index finger turns into a dustbuster.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  If you can’t find better on waivers, you’re not trying hard enough.  Sorry, I don’t mean to be hard on you like your father.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .200.  HAHAHAHA!  Where’s your Lucroy now?!  Hitting .200 with one homer!  *intern whispers in ear*  Turns out that’s just Lucroy stats on the Rangers through three games.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer, hitting .267.  Well, he did come down a long way since hitting .340 through one month, but I’d take his .240 average (rounding) from May 1st on for some of that sweet power.

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-4 and his 16th homer, and third homer in two games, and fourth homer in the last four games.  You need to platoon him out of your lineup on occasion, but right now he might be taking the hottest schmotato in the land label right out from under Yasmany’s nose.

Hyun-Soo Kim – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer and his 12th RBI.  Not this week.  That’s on the year.  He is hitting .335 though.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Paying immediate dividends like my coconut monkey bank that holds a sign on it that reads, “401(k).”

Bartolo Colon – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.46.  You just know at some point before Colon retires that his 275-pound, big-bellied 19-year-old kid is going to be pitching in the majors too.

Luis Severino – Will start on Tuesday vs. the Red Sox.  He looks great in the minors for months while Pineda and Nova look terrible, but Severino’s not promoted, then, finally, they put him in the rotation for the Sawx.  It’s official, the Yankees and/or Joe Girardi hate Severino.

Brandon Finnegan – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  I started him in one NL-Only league.  The league where I can do no wrong.  Live with me –> here’s the standings.  That’s about as close as it’s been for the last month.  This was the league in the beginning of the year where I talked about owning Dustin Garneau.  Yeah, he hasn’t really factored in.  If you look at that old post and wonder how the hell am I winning by so much, FAAB purchase of Jeanmar and Aledmys haven’t hurt, and Pomeranz couldn’t be used once he went to the AL.  Daniel Murphy’s helped a tad too.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  Throwback Thursday!

Scott Schebler – Pulled from the game with a knee injury.  Damn, he can’t catch a break this year.  He was supposed to start the year in the lineup, then lost his job to Duvall, then Bruce is traded, and Schebler gets another job–Okay, I feel like now I’m just transcribing Scott Schebler’s mom’s Facebook update.

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.80.  If that’s a Leake, I hate to see a full-on busted pipe.  “I suggest you put on a life jacket when you go to sleep.”  That’s a plumber being real with you when he sees your busted pipe.

Bud Norris – Diagnosed with a strained back, which sounds oddly similar to Kershaw’s issue.  Living in LA, I know what the problem is.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference from real and make believe and the Dodgers hired Jon Cryer to be the team chiropractor.

Corey Seager – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, hitting .306.  Yeah, Seager would have 35 homers if he played his home games in Coors.  Take that, Trevor Story!

David Dahl – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Tomorrow will be going on a week of me telling you to remove your head from your sun-don’t-shine-area and grab Dahl.

Tyrell Jenkins – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  He had a 6.2 K/9 in Triple-A and his stuff reads to me like a longman-slash-peg boy.

Jake Thompson – Will debut on Saturday.  Here’s what I said the other day, “That was fast replacing Nola.   That reminds me of when boob flashing skyrocketed in Daytona Beach after Hurricane Katrina.  Thompson may have terrific stuff, I don’t know, but he has a barely 6.00 K/9 in Triple-A, so I’m gonna sit out this rookie nookie.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Vincent Velasquez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  I streamed him for this start, and, while it depends on how deep your league is, you can likely drop him like I did since he doesn’t have a great next matchup per the Stream-o-Nator.

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-3, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  Damn, what is that in?  7 games?  Someone’s trying to get their sleeper value up for next year.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (6 BBs), 7 Ks.  Welcome to the NL, Matt Moore!  If he were still in the AL East, yesterday’s game would’ve been a 3 IP, 7 ER drubbing.  Yup, I’d even look to own Moore in some leagues.

Denard Span – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I almost picked him up for the batty call yesterday.  I knew he was hot (near-.350 in the last week), but I really didn’t need steals (so don’t ask me why I picked up Rajai), but I failed to grab Denard dawg.  I wonder if the synapses in my head machine are working right.  Wait, head machine?  What’s the thing in your head called again?  The thing with your smarts?  Ugh, I’m having a something fart.

Jordan Zimmermann – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.44, as he was activated from the DL, and now he’s headed for another MRI.  It’s like Groundhog’s Day only Zimmermann’s career looks more like Andie MacDowell’s than Bill Murray’s.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer, hitting .308.   Swiggy is getting better as the season goes along like a fine Ripple.

Tim Anderson – Was hit by a pitch on his hand, but x-rays came back negative, saying his hand was half-empty with intact bones.  What a negative, bummer of an x-ray!

Jose Quintana – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  I think I bet someone that Rodon would do better than Quintana this year.  Like 4 AM to 5 AM, not my finest hour.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  That’s now his third homer in the last three games.  Maybe he was inspired by facing the Tigers and his Mini Me, Miggy, but whatever it is, Avisail looks to be hot schmotato’ing.  He’s not going to be in the Buy column later today but he’s here now.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  In related news, water is dry and the desert is wet.  I’d wait for video proof of this Abreu homer before claiming it happened, but right now all I can find is scratchy, 8 mm film with a Loch Ness Monster sticking its head up in the background.  Wait a day, then check Snopes to see if Abreu’s homer really happened or if it was created by the media.

 
  1. Alex says:
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    Morning! I’m needing some pitching with Salazar out, Carrasco scuffling, and JoFer moving closer to a shut down.

    Who would you target if trying to trade Kepler in his hot streak? I’m eyeing Quintana, and this post made me consider Moore. Any other ideas?

    Also, DeScalfani vs. Pitt? Sit or start. And if he falters would you pickup Musgrove or Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d take Quintana… No idea of matchup with DeSclafani, is it home? Away? Against who? Musgrove

    • knucks says:
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      @Alex: Disco is @PIT (Taillon) and FWIW SON says to sit. I’m rolling him out there though.

  2. Simply Fred

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    Grey/anyone, please…what happened to Manual Margot? He is listed on the AAA El Paso roster but hasn’t played since July 30. He is on the SD 40-man(inactive). ESPN reported that he was removed midway in the July 30 game (thinking he might be headed up), but nadda since. I have searched every tweet/news source I am aware of and can’t find any news. Is he injured? If so, where does one go to find that out?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Simply Fred: I hear El Paso is beautiful this time of year! Now you have an excuse to go! (I’ll see if I can find anything…)

    • S P says:
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      @Simply Fred: I don’t recall where I read this, but I do remember a news source saying it was due to an injury. I don’t remember what it was but I remember my reaction to it being that it was no big deal, like in the 10-15 day range.

      Sorry, all I’ve got.

      • Simply Fred

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        @S P: Thank you! I trust your memory. That explains it. (at least he didn’t beat his girlfriend and get deported… :-) )

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Simply Fred:
      I found this
      Margot went 5 for 6 with 2 HR yesterday.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Simply Fred: He was back last night and had a huge game, it was a sore hammy I believe that got him removed from the game last Saturday. Which is why Asuaje (another guy to keep an eye over the next few weeks) slide to left with Bousfield moving to right.

      Preller has been on record saying that Margot and Renfroe won’t be up until September. I doubted that report at first but it seems like they are trying to limit the service time clock.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph LIfshitz: and you thought I was trying to mess with your head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simply Fred: He won’t be up until Sept, said the Padres

  3. Sports Benjamin says:
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    The injury bug has its sniper rifle out on my pitching staff. I need to drop Kershaw, McCullers, or Teheran in a redraft league where I am fighting for playoff spot. Who are you dropping out of those three?

    (Side note: had G Richards and Harvey on this team too… Been a fun year)

    Thanks,
    Sports

    • Packers says:
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      @Sports Benjamin: ouch on your pitching staff. I think Kershaw and McCullers are safe to drop in a redraft. There is only 8 or so starts left anyways.

    • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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      @Sports Benjamin: holy shit man, props for making the playoffs. There’s still no timetable for Mccullers, and Kershaw is Kershaw. Tough to drop him no matter the format

  4. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Odor for rich hill? Thx!

  5. Chris says:
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    Hosmer has been unplayable over the last month but I still keep rolling him out there. After a promising start where “breakout” was being used, his number aren’t looking all that great now. He has 2 homers and 10 rbi over last 30 days with a .247 obp. He will finish where he always does on the power dept but with less runs this year. Should I cut him and go for a hot bat in my ci spot like alvarez. I know it’s bold. I have kris bryant in OF and can shift him to ci if alvarez doesn’t play. I have an extra OF in my bench. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Don’t cut Hosmer

  6. Zim's metal plate says:
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    Who do you like better ROS in HH points league with 2pts for a SB, Trea Turner or Jackie Bradley? Thanks

  7. Mike says:
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    time to drop Michael Saunders? His average has dipped below .280 and doesn’t seem to have the same pop off the bat he had before the all star break? I tried to shop him while he was hot last month but didn’t have any takers.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Sure if there is a better option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  8. KCC26 says:
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    Keep 6 league where players can be kept forever, but their cost is determined by the average of their draft position from the previous year and their (yahoo) pre-ranking for the upcoming year. League is head-to-head so buying players in a trade is more renting them for the 2/3 weeks of head to head playoff crapshoot.

    Next year, I can keep Bryant with a 6th round pick. Assuming he stays on a first rounder trajectory, would be 4th round year after that, then 3rd, etc.

    In first place right now, being offered Longoria, Miguel Cabrera and Greinke for Bryant. Go for it? Hold and trust that my team can pull through without trading off my best long term asset??? Tough call, as my team is older than balls and light on other great keeper options for next year beyond Rizzo (4th), degrom (10), Dahl (very late).

    What do you guys think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @KCC26: I’d keep Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: Agree with F

  9. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    H2h obp league…who do I sit?

    Upton v Thor
    JDong v Thor
    HanRam @ Kazmir

    I was originally tempted to sit HanRam but he’s absolutely destroying LHP this year (179 wRC+), however he doesn’t have great numbers against Kazmir. If he’s not in the lineup, this is an easy decision. If he is, I’m leaning towards Upton.

  10. Sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Do you think Bundy has ace potential ie. top ten? Thanks.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Sasquatch sluggers: Top 10? Not while he’s in the AL East. If he continues to pitch well maybe he’d crack the Top-30 SP for 2017.

  11. kingforaday151 says:
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    Got offered Abreu and Sale for Rizzo….hesitant, but I’m in the race and could use a solid starter. Thoughts?

  12. Wiggly Piggly says:
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    5×5 AVG H2H

    R:15-13 (winning)
    HR:6-3 (winning)
    RBI: 17-7 (winning)
    SB: 3-1 (winning)
    AVG: .265-.280 (losing)

    Sit 2

    [email protected] De La Rosa
    Springer vs Perez
    Reddick vs Wright
    [email protected]
    Turner vs Wright
    Ozuna @ De La Rosa
    [email protected]

    My opponents only speed is Segura/Cain.Sit Reddick/Turner and hope my infield can produce power? Speed is typically an issue so i don’t know about sitting both Hamilton and Perez.At the same time, AVG is only category I’m losing.

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    Awesome video, Grey. Those production values were outstanding. Did you notice the guy in the old school Pittsburgh Pirates cap? He looked like a young Dave Parker. And not only is the chorus about Steve Cishek, at the end of the song they sing about a replacement level NYM first baseman: “Let me hear you say ‘Doo-Da’.” “Doo-Da.” “Let me hear you say ‘Doo-Doo’.” “Doo-Doo.” Perfect!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: HA! Yup, saw the young Dave Parker, so great

  14. Rabbit says:
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    That video got me curious about Double Dutch Bus, particularly since the neighborhood where they filmed it had the look of my hometown Philly, so I looked it up on the Interwebs. Sure enough, Frankie Smith, who wrote and recorded the song and is the guy in the stylin’ hat in the video, is a Philadelphia native ad that’s where that video was recorded, with local kids. But the best part is that, according to his bio at allmusic.com, Smith wrote the song after being turned down for a job as a SEPTA bus driver. From allmusic.com: “Still smarting from missing out on a bus-driving gig, Smith recorded an expletive-laced improvised rap about a “double Dutch bus.” The engineers laughed and told Smith that they couldn’t use that and Smith re-recorded a cuss-free version of the rap. He kept in mind the huge crossover success of Kurtis Blow, who had a million-selling single with The Breaks, and Pig Latin, which had become a current rage with the kids. Smith recorded the rap at about two o’clock in the morning, giving the vocal a groggy, froggy flavor. To complete the track, Smith went to a bus terminal and recorded a horn, and invited neighborhood kids to the recording studio to add some hip Pig Latin.”
    And the rest is music history. Awesome.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Rabbit: Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: That’s amazing!

  15. Crock says:
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    Which 2 would you stash in a na spot that might have an impact this year : Bell, Judge and Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crock: Judge, Gurriel

  16. I got below offer in a 14 team keeper league.

    My Seager and Kluber
    His Russel and Rizzo

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

  17. J says:
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    Heyo Grey,

    Standard H2H 12 Teamer

    C- Realmuto
    1b- Votto
    2b- Dozier
    ss- CSeager
    3b- machado
    OF- Polanco, Marte, JUpton
    UTIL- Rendon, KDavis
    BN- LCain

    Any room for Dahl?

    Thanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @J: Khris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Agree with ‘poop

  18. Surfer dude says:
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    hi, h2h pts non-keeper league, need to drop one: alverez, dahl, naquin – thanks

  19. The JoGarza says:
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    Good morning!

    In a 12-team H2H OBP league, I’m in first place.

    An owner offered me Bryant and Freeman for Machado and Rizzo. Bryant can be kept in the 17th round next year, Machado and Rizzo can’t be kept at all.

    Is the guarantee of keeping Bryant worth taking a slight hit in production?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: If you can win this year I’d hold…if you dont think so I’d take Bryant since you cant keep Macho and Rizzo anyway.

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: A couple of other teams have made big trades to beef up their team, but I have a stacked team myself. I’ll hold then, thanks!

  20. Cram It says:
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    Schebler noooooo! You know you’ve got it bad when you’re praying the dregs of your Scout team can at least stay healthy.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: I was only kidding yesterday. I never sent any bad vibes Cram, I swear! Scout sounds painful as hell. Not being able to make moves in fantasy is something I don’t think I could honestly handle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Incredibly (and now jinxing), I haven’t had any injuries outside of Mesoraco

  21. G says:
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    If I’m looking to trade Duvall or Chris Davis, which one should I be looking to sell for an SP? Is a return of Maeda or Quintana sound ok?

    • Grey

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      @G: Duvall, sure those two sound fine

  22. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Do we have a term for when your offense does nothing? In my 7 years of roto baseball I think yesterday was the first time I had zeros in runs, homers, RBI, and steals. It was quite a milestone, and was especially satisfying because it was a short schedule day that included flyers I picked up just for the day, who all went hitless as well. Damn, it was glorious. Unfortunately, the rest of the team did manage to scrape together a couple of meaningless hits, so it didn’t really feel truly complete.

  23. Rodger Dorn says:
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    McCarthy or Kazmir ROS

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Rodger Dorn: Both can’t make it through 6 innings…Kazmir.

  24. RePete says:
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    1.) Is Andriese anything more than a streamer in a deep 14-Team League now that he’s back in the rotation with Moore gone? He has 2.77/1.13 and a 6.1 K/9 through 8 starts and seems fairly reliable considering he’s yet to give up more than 4 ER so far.

    2.) Pick a bench SAGNOF: Rajai, Jankowski, Melvin, Revere (OBP League if that changes anything)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: 1. No 2. Jankowski

  25. Ray says:
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    Sniped Cody Allen off the wire in hopes he holds onto the 9th inning. Now have Britton, Giles and Allen. Britton for Jose Abreu in hopes he finds his former self?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Sounds fine

  26. Cram It says:
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    After your numerous references to, like, the 2 HR’s you’d gotten out of your catcher spot until Grandal, I decided to evaluate my own. My top RCL team’s frankencatcher is currently at: 18 catchers used…a .239 avg over 339 AB’s, 32/7/36. I’m considering punting catcher for an RP.

    • Sandlot Bully says:
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      @Cram It: I feel you Cram. I punted catcher in a 12 team H2H most of year until Contreras call up. And he will be the first to go if I need to open a roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Wow, and that’s the team that’s top five overall? Crazy… Yeah, what I don’t mention as much is every other hitter on my team is great, and one rotating OF spot

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Currently rolling without a Catcher, so that I could stream Jaime tonight. Will drop him for a catcher tomorrow. I do this from time to time if a batty call or streamer is available that I want (since dropping Beef about a month back). Yahoo says I’m projected for -28 Catcher starts this year. But my catching line looks like this….

      27/10/31/2/.250ish across 263 ABs

      We do overnight waivers. So I often get stuck adding a Catcher who ends up not even starting, which is annoying.

  27. J-Dawg says:
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    Shilzna gilzna!! That was always my favorite part of the song. After watching the video again, it struck me… why was no one concerned about this dude driving around in a dilapidated huge bus picking up random kids off the street and coercing them into his bus?! Creepy!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Dawg: HA… It’s all very harmless! (I hope)

  28. Spyre says:
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    Great writeup as always.

    Which 2 RP do you like ROS. In a H2H points league with holds

    J.Gomez
    Dull
    Thornburg
    Giles
    Cingrani
    Bedrosian

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Giles, Gomez

  29. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Is my T Anderson $1, K Giles $18, Rajai $13 and Kyle Tucker for Lindor $16 too much to give up in a 12 team AL only keeper league? Thanks!

  30. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    My Corey Seager and Odor, for Trout and Porcello. 10 team 11 cat league (hits and avg. count), for context I have Trea Turner and Javier Baez as bench bats to fill in and overall have 4 bench bats with JD martinez back. Just lost Mccullers and Salazar. Should I do it?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Papa Jean Seugra: I’d keep Seager and Odor….Who are your other outfielders besides J.D.

      • Joel

        Papa Jean Segura says:
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        @Grey: McCutchen, dahl, Kris davis, valencia, George springer, piscotty. Some have multiple position eligibility obviously, but our league has 3 OF slots and 2 utility slots.

  31. John says:
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    In a 12 teamer, my pitching staff is crowded and Hill soon to be activated. My staff is Sale, CMart, Carrasco, Hill , Moore, Hammel and Davies (streamer but gets Braves Monday).

    Is Hill a sell high candidate? His numbers are so good I fear he only has one way to go despite going to NL. Hold or put him in a two for one?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: You can sell but depends on what you’re selling for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with F

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Hill and Polanco for MadBum?

        Hill and Franco for DeGrom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re fair…I’d take deGrom

  32. Omar Comin! says:
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    Taijuan coming off the DL tomorrow…

    Drop any of these pitchers to make room for him, or just cut him loose?
    Moore
    Kazmir
    Bundy

    Thanksh

  33. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    Big shouts to the homie at 1:27 in the Pirates Willie Stargell paints cap.

    I listen to this song in the shower every morning.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yup and he’s got that Colombo in his pocket for all the young skeezers…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  34. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I’m afraid I’ve entered an “overthinking vortex” and I need help getting out of it. I am currently sitting half a point outside of the playoffs and there are 2 weeks and 3 days of regular season left. I need some snoochie boochie pitching to help propel me to the big dance. I have been riding Desclafani’s QS streak but look at his match up today at PIT vs. Taillion. SON hates this start -8. Snell is out there and SON loves his start vs. MIN (Santana). MIN has been so hot lately and PIT’s offense has been scuffling. I don’t what to do but whatever I decide will likely take a crap all over my team’s stats.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I’m starting DeSclafani, but I don’t have Snell as an option. Go with the SON on this one. 82% of the time, it works every time.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I gotta think Snell makes more sense.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: tough call. The twins have been a buzz saw. Descal feels like the safer bet. I’d also hit up magoo in his post from yesterday. He’s good with this type of stuff too.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: Thanks all. I’ve decided to let laziness make my decision for me. I’m staying with Desclafani and because every time I say his name I think about Gwen Stefani. Also Snell looks like eleven from Stranger Things which could mean he is all powerful or his stuff will just be all over the place (much like my train of thought).

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: I had the same thought between Snell, Ervin, and Liriano. To me, Snell is the best option, the best pitcher, and has, on paper over the season, a decent match up.

        But that Twins role has me slightly worried as well. The way I see it, they have to get cold eventually, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Liriano is terrible, one of the worst pitchers of the last ten years, Ervin is a streamer…Is this close?

  35. Funny Name says:
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    Do you think Severino stays in the rotation and is he worth grabbing (will sit him the first start vs the Sox) or don’t bother?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Funny Name: Depends who you would be taking him over..he has a lot of upside though.

      • Nevik Rowe says:
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        @Grey: how about over Sonny Gray? Want to drop him real bad.

  36. Surfer dude says:
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    hi, could you please pick 2 of these RP for ROS, h2h pts: Hwan Oh, Miller, Diaz, Casilla – thanks!

    • Hugman says:
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      @Surfer dude: Diaz for sure. He was this year’s Betances until he became last year’s Andrew Miller. Or this year’s Betances, now that I think about it. (He was named the closer on Tuesday, btw).

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Surfer dude: now up to an 18/9 K rate.

  37. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Current rotation is Hamels, Kluber, Quintana, Skaggs, Bundy. Which SP do you like ROS to add to the rotation? Keuchel, Pineda, Snell, Musgrove are the top options on waivers.

    Thanks for the help, as always!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Hanklongball: Snell for me

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: well shoot… Snell was just nabbed. Any recs on a second choice?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Hanklongball: I’d give Musgrove a shot in that case

  38. chris says:
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    10 team h2h points keeper league trade trea turner for murphy, kyle hendricks and roberto oszuna? if i trade turner ill keep bregman so i shouldnt be losing too much

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @chris: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Agree with F

  39. Steve says:
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    Please rank these MI

    Anderson, Panik, E. Escobar, Reyes, Dietrich, Simmons, Jorge Polanco

    Hold Anderson or swap for one of the other choices?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Meh, Eduardo’s been hot

  40. JAL says:
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    Giving away Kepler, would you prefer Colome or Dyson RoS? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JAL: I wouldn’t trade Kepler for either of them but if you are Dyson would be my choice….Better team, more opportunities

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Agree with F

  41. Scooter G says:
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    Morning Grey. Which 2 would you drop? 1 is for reactivating JD and the other is to add M upton.

    My team
    C R Martin
    1b Rizzo
    2b Dozier
    Ss seager
    3b arenado
    Mi villar
    CI C Davis
    Of springer
    Of polanco
    Of Beltran
    Of Kepler
    Util dahl
    Util T Turner
    Bn heyward
    Valencia
    Odoubel
    Lamb
    Jd

    Sp Thor, carrasco, c-mart, cole, Fulmer, Snell, DL Salazar, J ross

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scooter G: Heyward and Valencia…if you’d rather lose one bat and one pitcher I’d lose Valencia and Ross.

  42. Martin says:
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    Dynasty league. I was offered an injured Mccullers for my Dyson and Shoemaker. I should immediately take it, right? How scared of you of Mccullers arm longterm?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Martin: I’d take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Martin: Agree with F, if it’s for future years, he’s obviously done this year

  43. 3-2-1 says:
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    Dahl or Moss?

  44. phil says:
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    Are any of these guys worth an add….MATT DUFFY, TREVOR PLOUFFE, GERARD PARRA ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @phil: DEPENDS WHO YOU’D BE DROPPING. BUT PROBABLY NOT.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: LOL!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Agree with Cram, maybe Parra

  45. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you’re well.

    I’ve currently got Khris Davis and Jose Ramirez manning LF and Util. Would you replace either or both of them with Brad Miller or Brandon Moss? Looking for overall Roto value, but could use HR’s and BB’s especially.

    Also, I ditched catching a couple of weeks ago to roster an extra pitcher. Been happy with it. But now that Gary Sanchez was called up, is he worth picking up for the stretch run?

    Thanks very much!

  46. JoeG414 says:
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    Sopranos quote of the day:

    “Tony Soprano: Uncle Jun, how was Boca?
    Corrado ‘Junior’ Soprano: Wonderful. I don’t go down enough.
    Carmela Soprano: That’s not what I heard.”

    • Los putos says:
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      @JoeG414:one of the best episodes.

      Uncle Juniors in the muff!

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @JoeG414: i remember that one, then JR pretends to not understand what she’s talking about.

  47. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Pick 2 of 5 starts this weekend (not sure why SON is so low on Lester):
    Lester @ Oak – $2.2
    Taillon vs Cin – $16.9
    Skaggs @ Sea – $9.4
    Shoemaker @ Sea – $5.9
    Wainwright vs Atl – $15.3

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson: Taillon…Wainwright

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Watson: Wainwright and Skaggs

  48. Stu says:
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    Grandel or Contreas?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stu: Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Agree with F

  49. Scott says:
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    Fowler on waivers. Drop Saunders or Span for him?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Span

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Though, could see dropping Span on needs, if Fowler’s redundant

  50. Wudaben says:
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    Like everyone else around here I’m scrambling without Story, Salazar & McCullers. I’ve already dumped Story and need to grab a replacement. I’m currently holding on to first place in three different leagues where I had him and my options are different in each but generally some combination of these guys are available. Can you rank these guys for redraft, weekly H2H Points league?

    J. Reyes: Due back 8/10
    Bregman
    Arcia
    Baez
    B Miller

    Who would be the top guy in a keeper?

    I’ve got 1 1/2 weeks to my playoffs and the 6 weeks of 2 week matchups for the playoffs if I make it that far and my league has limited pickups. I have several I can burn up until the playoffs start so I’m considering holding Salazar but I think it’s time to cut bait on McCullers except in the one keeper as he realisticly couldn’t be back until our title matchup most likely. Anyway can you rank a few of these guys in redraft too?

    Musgrove
    Paxton
    Rodon
    Andriese
    Severino
    Gausman

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wudaben: Baez, Miller, Bregman….Bregman would be the best keeper but not the best for this season…Those pitchers would all be streamers so I’d just play matchups.

      • Wudaben says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Interesting, I would have pegged Reyes & Miller somewhere a hair over Baez.

        I cannot stream in these leagues. Basically our rosters lock once the playoffs start in 1 1/2 weeks so I need to figure the best of these guys to stash.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Wudaben: Gotcha…I’d go Paxton, Musgrove, Gausman, Severino…all risky and Severino could move up but need to see something first.

  51. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning sir. I’m in a points league with innings limit where pitchers rule or can hurt you (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss)

    Start Thor (SON $6.3) today @ Det (Verlander)?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jedimasters: Cant own Thor and not start him

  52. Jedimasters says:
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    Start Archer on Saturday (SON $23.2) vs Twins (Berrios)?

  53. Scott says:
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    Pick two of these starts please:
    Pineda vs CLE
    Garcia vs ATL
    Keuchel vs TEX
    Friedrich vs PHI

    all at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Garcia, Friedrich

  54. Robby says:
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    I need saves this weekend. I already have Betances and Miller, so I am hesistant to add Allen and have 3 RPs all in the same series (CLE @ NYY). Other options are Bedrosian @SEA, Maurer vPHI, Barrett vMIL, Johnson @STL. Probably a crapshoot – any preference or roll the dice?

  55. Wacha wacha says:
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    Best sp add going forward?

    Thompson, h Bailey, Bundy, M Moore, I Kennedy, z drives, hellickson?

    Better obp catcher Ros: Grandpa or R Martin?

    Thanks Grey!!!!

  56. Joe says:
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    Tomas is on the wire. Feels wrong to leave him there and acquiring may give me flexibility to trade Frazier, unless you think Tomas will cool off. My pitching is not exactly aces and Berrios is on the wire. But can he be trusted?

    So one add left this week. Do I add Berrios or Tomas (dropping De Leon)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Hold for now

  57. peacecoast says:
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    hopefully you forgot last week when I said Jankowski couldn’t hit and was gonna lose PT thus not get manY SB…
    anyway I picked up Hernan Perez for mainly steals, but I see Janky and also Altherr available.

    stay with perez? Alther for keeper potential? I am not going to win this year, am in solid second place so maybe going all crazy SAGNOFF has no point now.

  58. I’ve been rolling with HanRam and Belt at 1b, but then some brah just dropped Hosmer. Pick him up? Would have to drop Hernan Perez to do so. I’d lose my bench position flexibility, as two of Belt, HanRam, JUpton, Kepler, Hosmer (all OF & 1B) would sit each night and I wouldn’t have a back-up for Odor & Frazier.

    I could also drop Berrios, but I’d need to drop a offensive player for a SP in the next week or so.

    YOUR THOUGHTS, MY BRAH???

  59. L-Boogie says:
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    OK, here’s the situation. My parents went away for a week’s vacation and…sorry. Can’t help myself sometimes. The real situation. 12 team, 5×5 weekly league. My Seager for his Bum. Normally I would say no but this late in the season…

    I am in an ever so tight battle for first. Switches nightly. I lead in HR by 16 and RBI and R by a handful. Middle of the pack in K, WHIP and ERA and near bottom in W.

    We start only 7 pitchers. My SPs include Carrasco, Duffy, Matz, McCarthy, Pom, Smyly with Hill coming back soon. Closers are Osuna, Dyson, and now Giles. Really nowhere to go offensively so I’m trying to improve pitching. I can either trade for a stud pitcher or maybe go with all reliever strategy ( in weekly league?). But I’m leading with this ragtag pitching staff already so I don’t know if making a move like this would disrupt my offense too much.

    Watcha think?

    Oh, and I would replacing Seager’s bat with Upton. May take a hit on AVG. And the standings are crazy close.

    Many many thanks.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Corey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, but I’d take Bum

  60. The Black Adder says:
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    Is it frightening that I usually dance like that when I go out? I am SO feeling the funk, now! I may just listen to funk all day, now!

    Seriously? The #1 rated SP for the SON today is Pineda vs. Cle? Is that a mistake? Would you start him? Definitely not wild about his WHIP.

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Ok. Yeah, he’s due another blow-up before anything good. Thanks Grey. No Pineda!

  61. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty. 6×6 with QS instead of W and k/bb. OPS extra offensive cat. Need to drop 1…gyorko, josh harrison, papelbon. gyorko and harrison on the team just for positional eligibility and depth. beside pap, i have CLs melancon, madson, seung, bedrock, thornburg and MRs dull and neris. who goes?

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian: same league. also looking to acquire another SP. would you rather have junior guerra or mccarthy going forward this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Papelbon…Guerra

  62. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    What do you think Jose Bautista is worth in an AL-only dynasty?

  63. dem ribbies says:
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    keeper league question. who of these 3 will be a stud first?

    Urias, Dahl, Bregman

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @dem ribbies: if you had to keep 2 of the 3 above, who would you cut?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @dem ribbies: Dahl would be the cut for me

  64. Diaz says:
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    Great writeup as usual!

    I’ve got A. Diaz currently but I’m thinking of dropping him. After this week, my league has 1 week left in the regular season then 3 weeks of playoffs. Diaz seems optimistic about being able to come back in 2 weeks but it is a hairline fracture in his thumb. That screams to me trouble hitting and holding a bat even once he returns. Then again, there are few things in life worse than dropping someone who ends up getting picked up and destroying you in the playoffs.

    What should I do in your expert non-medical opinion? Drop or hold?
    I have Machado filing in at SS and Turner at 3rd if that makes any difference.

    Thanks in advance!

  65. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, 12-team H2H OBP redraft.

    Looking for an OF who can run a bit.

    Benintendi, Jankowski, Altherr

    Leaning toward Jank, but the overall production from Altherr is enticing.

  66. Just Busted says:
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    H2H Yahoo 5×5 non-keeper league:

    With T. Walker coming of the DL tomorrow, drop V. Velasquez?
    My other starters are: Kluber, Wainwright, Duffy, Skaggs, Snell, Bundy, and Salazar on DL
    Drop any of them instead? Or hold Walker on DL to see how he does in his first start back?

    Thanks!
    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

      • Just Busted says:
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        @Grey:
        Just to clarify, you meant Walker or Wainwright? ahah, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s two V’s, Velasquez

          • Just Busted says:
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            @Grey: hahahaha, thanks, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  67. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Top 2 streamer picks for this weekend: M. Perez @Hou (Keuchel) today, Nova vCin (Bailey) tomorrow, Boyd vNYM (Verrett) tomorrow, Andriese vMin (Gibson) Sun., Eickhoff @SD (Cosart) Sun.?

    SON says Andriese and Nova by a landslide, but it doesn’t have Eickhoff listed as Sunday’s starter, and I think it’s underselling recent trends re: Perez, such as the Rangers’ and Astros’ fortunes lately, Perez’s strong history v Hou, and Keuchel’s struggles v Tex. And Boyd has looked good lately too.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks–yeah, I know, but it’s H2H and I’m 1 W back of my opponent.

  68. J-FOH says:
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    I watched the second MC last night. Damn diamond sucks. Gravy and corn bread in a rice dish….rubbish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: She put Thanksgiving in a Korean rich dish!!! I can’t even

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: The Ratatoille gut was more like poopatoille.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A bunch of them looked out of their element… Sean’s really only seemed decent… They can rave about the frizzy-haired country girl’s fried rice, but that looked so white and nasty

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: nailed the out of element. Yeah, but it seemed pretty straight forward about what to do. Make some bomb ass meat, cut some cute veggies and maybe a fruit, pickle something, add some heat, cook an egg. I was hoping to see the paella cause you can ruin it fairly easily.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Risotto’s not easy either, but it was a solid choice by our man Terry… Half the cheftestants couldn’t even pronounce what they were making

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: I was singing Us3 in my head the whole time

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cantaloop!

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: biddy biddy bop…funky funky

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So funky funk

  69. The Big Yabu says:
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    Why hasn’t Frankie Smith sued Snoop Dogg? Potholes in his lawn!! (Pizzotholes in his lizzawn?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Big Yabu: I know, Snoop literally took his entire style from Frankie

  70. knucks says:
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    Gotta say this, as I’m sure it’ll resonate/ring loud and clear with each and every one of us. I am in an incredibly competitive (IMO) 12 team mixed roto league… in which it’s become more difficult to win as the years progress (but not for me!). I consistently finished in the middle of the pack for about 5 years, prior to reading Razz. Since April 2014, when I began reading your daily posts and answers to comments, I’ve finished 2nd (2014), 1st (2015), and just moved into 1st place yesterday for the first time this year. Some big money is about to be had!

    This year I drafted Betances (for ratios) and Britton, later grabbing Sam Dyson, Edwin Diaz, Bedrosian, Cingrani, Estevez, Jankowski, Villar…. the list goes on. Some players were moved for better value, others remain on Team knucks.

    The only categories (league is 5×5) I’m not currently sitting in either 1st or 2nd are Saves/SBs/WHIP/QS (we don’t do Wins anymore). I’ll be able to stream my face off (against the Barves) for QS in the coming months and will prob shoot near the middle of that cat. Also, judging by current rosters, there’s a good chance I’ll be leaping 4 or 5 teams in the next month in both SVs and SBs.

    Morale of my story, my name is knucks… and I’m a Razz-aholic. SAGNOF is no joke, its a damn lifestyle! You cannot put a price on the value of this website. There is no other place on the internet with a writer/tools like Grey/Rudy’s. Thanks guys. RAZZ 4 LIFE! Spread the word. RIP p0rkburn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Ha, thanks for the kind words!

  71. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Thinking about moving Schoop for Bundy, redraft. Not crazy, right?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Phil of the Future: And by that I mean trading for, it’s a deep league not a lot of SP

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’m crazy

  72. alps says:
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    ROS Grandal or Joseph
    12 team keeper 1 catcher league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alps: Grandal

  73. Mark Zimmerer says:
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    I’m from Cleveland area. I have not read or heard anyone saying that Miller would be anything but a left-handed setup man for the Tribe. That’s what they needed and they got it with Miller. That and Francona gives his guys long leashes at times and Allen hasn’t been that bad this year. They’ve been using Allen and Shaw a bunch so additional help in the back of the pen was a must and a lefty was required as they didn’t have any solid lefty in the pen. I’d hold onto Allen with confidence until he starts blowing a couple of saves.

  74. James Marshall says:
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    Trade Castellanos for Odubel Herrera? (R, HR, RBI, NSB, OBP, SLG) league, my team is currently
    C – Gattis
    1B – Cabrera
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Donaldson
    SS – Desmond
    1b/3B – Murphy
    2B/SS – Odor
    OF – Marte
    OF – Ellsbury
    OF – Cain
    OF – Braun
    UTIL – Hernan Perez, Adam Duvall, Franco
    Bench – Castellanos, Altherr

  75. Andrew says:
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    Need some advice FML Grey – I’m in a 12 team keeper league where I’m currently in the 6th spot trying to stay in the playoff hunt after selling off a few of my non keepers for picks and better keepers for next year. I’ve been heavy on the streaming lately but need to bolster my rotation if i want to compete in the playoffs when the add/drop cap kicks in.

    Would you trade Salazar (Last rd keeper for 1 year), Glasnow (Last rd keeper 2 years), Joc, and Hellickson for Syndergard (Last rd keeper for 1 year), Stroman, and Javier Guerra (Last rd keeper 2 years)?

    Trying to ditch one of my 3 bench bats to make room for Tijuan coming off the DL. Do you think this is a good trade for me? I really like Salazar for next year but the elbow scares me for this years run.

  76. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Ive heard this song more times than I care to admit. This is just chock full of great lines….Titzommy?

    Every time you do the Double Dutch you really turn it on ‘
    Bilzarbra, Mitzery, Milzetty, Kilsan
    Titzommy, Kitzerrance, Kilzommy that’s my man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love the double dutch bus

  77. Marvin the Martian says:
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    2 biggest needs are SLG and SB. Start Billy or Joc as 4th OF tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Billy

  78. Squints Palledorous says:
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    Grey, lifetime brewers fan here. Was always a big fan of Lucroy. Then I went and read his article on ES*N and absolutely got douche vibes.

    Try not to read it in Kenny Powers voice, I dare you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  79. The Guy says:
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    Lose Melvin for Jankowski or Schebler or Kiermaier or Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jank or Alvarez, they do different things

  80. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Great writeup Grey – who do you like best ROS as a bench bat in a roto league: R and HR are my primary focus:

    Kendrys (1B/OF)
    Mauer (1B)
    Profar (1B/2B/SS/3B)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

  81. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey,

    I have too many closers and I haven’t been able to trade any away. I’m going to need the roster spot soon.. who’s my drop?

    Dyson, Oh, Giles, Thornburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thornburg

  82. yellowman says:
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    Alvarez or Gurriel ROS, OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  83. Saginaw Squat Cobblers says:
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    Saginaw Squat Cobblers97
    SuperBadAssSweetDaddyJones83.5
    Swipin` da base 81
    Who Cares76
    Revolution 55-69.5
    Bezobrazie66
    Wile Coyote II-65
    Teheran You Apart -64.5
    gonna kick yoenis58.5
    Team Mandaro 45.5
    Corked 39
    Pavement Runners II 34.5

    Looks like Pavement Runners and Wile Coyote are doing better in your Scout than mine!

    #Not-so-HumbleBrag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  84. ashtray says:
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    You like Parra over Dahl, Khris Davis, Franco or Dickerson?

    OBP and Ks included in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  85. joe is a popular name says:
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    mookie/giancarlo for altuve straight up fair? standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  86. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Thanks Grey..

    I was just offered Lester/Stanton for Harper/Dahl/Dyson.

    Pretty sick of Harper and could use Lester down the stretch with the impending JoFer shutdown.. and as you can see from my first post above, I’m loaded up w/ closers.. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  87. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to start two of the following next week. who do you like?

    bundy @ sf
    skaggs @ cle
    taillon vs sd

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy, Taillon

  88. ebudz says:
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    H2H Points

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

    Ah Grey so I’m still down by 80 pts so I’m hoping for a miracle comeback here… trying to maximize the start limit and have 4 more starts to use before Sunday. Apparently Eickhoff is starting Sunday instead of Saturday? He was my 4th start planned for Saturday so now what are my best 4 starts out of the following options? The 3 guys marked with an asterisk were my original planned options. Not sure if I updated all the SON scores but SON has screwed me lately… besides my opponent started Colon @NYY which SON hated and Colon still managed to score 17 pts! WTF…

    8/5
    Pineda vs. CLE (19.7)
    Taillon vs. CIN (16.9)*
    Snell vs. MIN (13.9)*
    M. Gonzalez vs. BAL (?)

    8/6
    Nova vs. CIN (9.9)
    Skaggs @SEA (9.4)*
    Corbin vs. MIL (8.2)
    Rodon vs. BAL (5.2)
    Berrios @TB (4.9)
    Walker vs. LAA (0.6)
    E. Rodriguez @LAN (-2.7)
    Thompson vs. PHI (-3.2)
    Duffy vs. TOR (-3.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asterisks plus Pineda

  89. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what up grey — been a while.

    have 1 last pickup this week — who would you roll with?

    Steven Wright today @LAD
    Ervin Santana today @TB
    Eickoff Sun @SD
    Paxton Sun v LAA

    Pitching cats are Ws (tied at 3), K’s (up 8), losing ERA and WHIP right now, QS (winning 4-3)…

    so W/QS most important…

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Pax

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: well wright and Ervin worked out…we’ll see how pax does then

  90. Pu$$y Control says:
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    You need a glossary term for when you want to punch a commenter that thinks he is funny but is really annoying in the face. I realize I fit the bill, but I’m trying to imagine if I were you and had to put up with this stupid azz shizz on the daily.

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: annoying is subjective

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: right but this would be for grey. I’m terrible at glossary terms, but I think if I were grey I wouldn’t want anyone to know that I hated them because then they might not click back. So this will be a secret glossary term that he can whisper…”Fuck Boy” or FB if someone that can’t handle adult language is in the room. Or FBI if you wanted to be super secretive in case you think someone might be able to figure out what FB really stands for.

        • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: you sound like you want to join the underrazz, which I cant talk about because it doesnt exist

  91. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey!!

    10-team Dynasty league 5×5 Roto (no restrictions on keeping players)

    I was sent a trade of Todd Frazier for Matt Carpenter.

    I know that Frazier tails of in the 2nd half of the season but he is in a new league now so I am not sure if that will continue but who knows, it might.

    Which one do you think will have a better 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  92. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Little known fact. The actor that plays Captain Obvious in the Hotels.com commercials is Matthew Berry’s lover’s cousin’s retired neighbor that he is also in love with. It isn’t illegal but it’s still gross AF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Negatto says:
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        @Grey: FB

        • Pu$$y Control says:
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          @Negatto: Zing!

  93. Pastie says:
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    Lucroy I picked up..do I drop Zunino or Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

      • Pastie says:
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        @Grey: What i was leaning towards I had just seen the news about him playing everyday but the upside for Benintendi is high.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea who him is

  94. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Ten team league. Not very shallow cause we have a lot of roster and player spots. I need to drop someone for a streamer. J. Heyward is the weakest link on the team. Should I drop him? Or continue to hold my nose and hope for the best?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes drop Heyward

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Smell ya later Heyward

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  95. Scott says:
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    Better Utility/bench bat?

    Adonis Garcia or Alex Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adonis

  96. Bye Felica says:
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    Crush Davis is a steaming pile of wookie dung.

    I’m dropping him to activate Greinke.

    12 team Yahoo H2H

    Only 4 other choices Villar, Lorenzo, JBJ, Trea Turner

    I already have rizzo at 1st and my OF is stacked with
    Mookie
    Stanton
    Dahl
    JBJ
    Cain

    I’m not worried about losing the power because he can’t hit and murders my batting avg. He’s actually been on my bench since the break (except on short schedule days)
    This won’t happen until Mon so he has the weekend to show me something. If he goes 1-14 this weekend

    HE GONE!

  97. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Jimmy Nelson and Tim beckham for Profar and J J hardy? Thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  98. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Abreu is still on ESPN’s undroppable list. Why is ESPN the WOOOOOOORST?!?!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, they so are

  99. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    you still looking to trade villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For who?

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: what do you need?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What do you think? Same I’ve needed all year

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: I should of taken the salazar offer before his elbow went and got an ouchie. I have carrasco and Im mulling over if I can afford to trade him to you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t you have any non-injured starters?

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: he’s not hurt, and hes my last starter

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: the Twins are destroying everyone right now, pitchers can have bad games.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Except Carrasco is hurt

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he’s not hurt. Salazar is. IF his next start is back to normal will you do it?

  100. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I’m dropping Jake Barrett to activate Taijuan Walker. I want to pick up the pitcher from Seattle Edwin Diaz but not sure who to drop. My choices are. Zobrist, Duvall, Boxberger or Madson. Who do you suggest if anyone of them to drop for him. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Box

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey Thanks I also have Greg holland. Any word on his return or if he will re sign with KC or another club

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s droppable

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            holland or box to drop

            • Grey

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

  101. Grey

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

  102. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    This was excellent. The advice and the jokes were solid as per usual, but having Double Dutch Bus play in the background made my Friday morning Razzball read (while I pretend to do work) all the more enjoyable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  103. Grey

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

  104. jb says:
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    smh, have to think Indians manager Terry Francona put himself in the hot seat with his comments after the game on Andrew Miller. Great move to win the game, but he did not name his closer as Miller. In contrast, Rangers manager calls Jeremy Jeffress with an “electric arm.” Finally, 40+ pitches from Cam Bedrosian is nail-biting scary from a guy who hasn’t nailed down the closer job yet. Pick up Jeremy Jeffress or Cody Allen and drop Bedrosian? Gracias.

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