Gerrit Cole‘s start yesterday — 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.78 — wasn’t the most impressive start.  *walks around, shaking people out of their slumber*  Hey, what’s going on, guys and five girl readers?  Was it the opening sentence?  Okay, so Gerrit Cole didn’t look as good as, say, Dylan Bundy over five innings.  Cole looked solid, salt-of-the-earth, lumberjack-shirt-for-a-tablecloth-middle-class-sturdy-as-oak-workman-like for nine innings.  By the way, you know what they call a hyena with lines instead of spots?  Hyphena.  Take it, Highlights, it’s yours.  Do we have to have starters that are all lordy-me-I’m-fainting-with-a-handkerchief-to-my-forehead filled with upside?  Well, I’d like it, and Cole prolly has it somewhere in there.  *knocks on Cole’s chest*  Is a near-9 K/9 in there still?  Hello?  Okay, I think it is, but it’s just not answering now.  Maybe it’s taking a nap from Cole’s less-than-stellar K-rate.  That’s been the story of his season, actually.  Great results for real baseball, but a little lacking on the flash (7.5 K/9).  He’s still throwing hard (95 MPH), maybe he fell asleep while Contact was on late-night TV and woke up deciding to throw to contact.  Not sure, but if I had to bet, I’d bet every day on a 25-year-old who throws 95 returning to his previous flashy Ks while maintaining his excellent ERA results.  But there’s nothing wrong with a lumberjack shirt for a tablecloth.  It’s Murica!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I still have a few too many inches around my waist, so I know it’s not 2012 again.  Oh, yeah, look at that, McCutchen is batting .246.  Yeah, it’s not 2012.

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .282.  He hit leadoff yesterday because C**nt Hurdle inexplicably benched Polanco after a four-hit night.  Yeah, I don’t get it either.

Starling Marte – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 36th steal.  The entire league went on a walk from 1st to 2nd base, while Marte put on his Forrest Gump shoes and ran there.

Steven Brault – Will be called up to start vs. the Brewers.  His Triple-A numbers are scallops on the dynamite roll that my local sushi place makes, which is delicious, but his stuff is liable to give you imitation crabs.

James Paxton – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.27.  I’m beginning to think Paxton should join Eovaldi for the fast pitch Home Run Derby.

Alex Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and his 4th home run in as many games.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, you getting me all hot and bothered!  This all started with a batty call on Monday and now I’m talking about flying Dickerson to Acapulco and getting a room at the Renaissance where that producer from Survivor did in his wife that was featured on 48 Hours, but me and Dickerson won’t be negotiating a divorce followed by a contract killing…No!  We’ll be talking about this week in July when all was right in the world.  Or I’ll just give him Eskimo kisses on my fantasy team page.  Can you feel that?  I’m Eskimo kissing my browser window.

Adam Rosales – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  In related news, Adam Rosales’ own mother wouldn’t own Rosales for fantasy.  Though, in all fairness, Madam Rosales’ fantasy team is stacked.  Nice drafting!

Brett Wallace – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Even when he homers, he makes me sad, because it always looks like he has his face pressed against the window, watching the love of his life leave him.

Jonathan Papelbon – Dusty Baker said yesterday it was too soon after a loss to consider removing Papelbon from the closer job.  This was said was at approximately 11:27 PM EST on Tuesday.  The next time Shawn Kelley comes into the game to close it, we will then have an exact time on how long it takes thoughts to travel around Dusty’s brain.

Trea Turner – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .319.  Actually, we might have an answer to how long thoughts take to move around Dusty’s head.  When was it that Turner was first called up vs. when he became an everyday player?  Five weeks?

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.68 vs Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  This could be a preview of the first game of the World Series, and somewhere Jim Belushi just cried, and it wasn’t because the According to Jim reunion was cancelled.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .351.  I should’ve let Yo Gotti guide my fantasy drafting, because you know he’s down with the DM.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-3, 1 RBI.  Not as bombastic recently with a home run every game, but he’s still hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Cust kayin’.

Ryan Madson – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  Bob Melvin said that he won’t remove Madson from the closer role, but if he were to remove him, he would use the one reliever who has actually been worse in John Axford.  So, he won’t change the closer, but if he does, it’ll be for a worse guy.  This logic doesn’t pass the mustard, stomps on a tomato and yells ketchup.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Crisp goes on these five to seven game stretches where he’s one of the hottest players in the game.  If you need a hot schmotato, I could see grabbing him.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .256.  Speaking of hot, Davis must’ve heard people asking to drop him yesterday.  Oopsie.

Sean Manaea – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.57.  He’s nothing but a mediOaker.  Maybe he can become more, but for now, that’s it.

Prince Fielder – Will undergo neck fusion surgery on Friday.  This is the same surgery that is performed with glue on a Pez dispenser.

Lucas HarrellRangers acquired him and Dario Alvarez for Travis Demeritte, who always has one strike against him.  Harrell wasn’t a great bet in the NL East, moving to the Rangers doesn’t help his value.  I’m actually more interested in Dario Alvarez, who’s been one of those middle relievers that no one knows and emerges as straight-fire like Kelvin Herrera.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  Should’ve won the game too, but Orange is the New Black in middle relief effed me, when it’s supposed to be the other way around.

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (16, 17).  Now four homers in four games.  I told you to pick him up the other day.  Today, I say, what are you waiting for?

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-1, then removed due to two costly errors.  Craig Counsell admonished him in the dugout, holding a microphone in a super awkward way, then they parted ways and Villar watched the rest of the game.  Apparently, Counsell has an Errors Category in his league.

Jimmy Nelson – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.71.  Seems to be in this new breed of pitcher, who gets to around 3.40 ERA, then backpedals to 3.75, then slowly climbs back to 3.40 only to get knocked down again.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .245.  Only 28 more!  Okay, slightly unrealistic, but I think 18 more is realistic.  I’d take that (I’d take 10-13).

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .313.  He’s currently ranked tenth in the NL for batting average.  The top ten is a who’s who, as in, “Wait, who’s who in this top ten?  Wilson Ramos?  DJ LeMahieu?  Jean Segura?  Martin Prado?”

Don Kelly – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  An LL Donkey sighting!

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .297.  OZUNA get blurb without hitting home run.  OZUNA happy as a pig in blanket.  OZUNA wrap himself in puff pastry and stick toothpick in his head.

Adam Conley – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Can you guess his ERA within .15?  I’m gonna say no.  Not that I don’t believe in you like your father.  I do.  But Conley is only owned in 37% of leagues, so I’m guessing most of you don’t know his ERA is 3.38.  You know, top 30 in the major leagues.

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Eflin got the L, but it would be more fitting if he didn’t.

Cesar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 1 RBI as he leadoff.  Is it just me or do you want to spell his name Szczur Hernandez?  Meh, prolly just me.  In the last eight games, he’s hitting near-.350 with four steals.  Light schmotato alert?  Yeah, light.

Neil Walker – 3-for-3, 1 RBI.  I didn’t do any research for this, but I believe this was Walker’s first multi-hit game since April.

Logan Verrett – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.12.  Since he joined the Mets’ rotation, he’s been better than who he replaced in Harvey.  If black is the absence of color, the previous sentence is the absence of an endorsement.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .297.  First home run from Yoenis since July 5th and only has seven homers since June 1st.  Actually, he’s been a prototypical 4020 hitter for the last two months, lacking many RBIs and runs.

Raul Mondesi – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Yeah, I’m hardcore peeping him on the cyclops tip.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  You shoot him down, but Hammel won’t fall, he’s titanium!  Sorry, that’s stuck in my head.  I need a brainwash.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  If he were traded anywhere, he’d be a two or five hole hitter and an All-Star next year.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 26th homer, hitting .283.  Okay, we’re almost in August, who’s winning the NL MVP this year?  Bryant?  Is there anyone even in the conversation?  Rizzo?  Is there anyone in the conversation that is not a Cub?

Yasiel Puig – Remained out of the lineup, because he hasn’t done shizz in three years.  Fo’serious, Puig is the only guy I know that has two good months three years ago and still warrants news updates when he misses a game.  Ty Wigginton has done more in the last three years and he retired three years ago!

Brett Anderson – Cleared for a rehab start.  He’s also been cleared for a setback.

Brandon McCarthy – 4 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  Sure, not the kind of start you want to see vs. the Rays at home, but bit of a FIPlash, and I’d try to hold him, though his next start isn’t good per the Stream-o-Nator.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-3, hitting .275.  He’s hit in all but two games this month for a .370 average in the month of July.  He also has two homers this week.  So, ya know, he’s got hotness all over his schmotato.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  I just realized Longoria has more homers than Giancarlo.  World, you make no sense sometimes.

Matt Moore – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  He has six straight Quality Starts.  If you trust him for his next start, you’re lying.

Nelson Cruz – Out with a sore foot.  If you’re having foot problems, I feel bad for you, son.  I got 99 problems but my foot ain’t one.  Which is also my favorite thing to say in a podiatrist’s waiting room.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.09.  He got the loss yesterday because wins are stupid like the last card hand in The Cincinnati Kid.  50-year-old references!

Dan Straily – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  It’s hard for me to even look at some of these guys that have ERAs below Chris Archer and David Price.  Just utter gut punches.  “Gut punches.”  Stop literal brain!

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer.  Okay, okay, we get it, you want to be traded, but running around the bases with packed luggage is just too much.

Carlos Gomez – Left yetserday’s game with a hamstring injury.  Whatever will we do?!  Oh, that’s right, it’s not 2014.

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  I’m not dropping superlatives or other words I barely know, when I say McCullers can be a top 10 starter as soon as next year.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Anyone who owned him in April thinking Rasmus was breaking out right there in front of our eyes, knows Rasmus gets smoking hot for stretches like a yoga instructor.

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-4, 1 run, 5 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (4).  Up until yesterday, he had 7 RBIs in the whole month of July.  Sorry, I’m a downer.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (2).  A Frenchy fly with frog legs!

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  Actually, bit surprised his ERA is barely under 4.00.  I thought it was around 3.50.  A lover of Gray?  Yes, you are, but enough about me.  Perhaps I think Gray’s been doing better because he has a 3.62 xFIP, 9 .4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.  It’s gonna be weird, but it’s also gonna be hard to not like Gray next year — Colorado or not.

Nick Hundley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .248.  Hundley has zero homers this year in Coors and is batting .244.  Hundley also puts his pants on one arm at a time.

David Dahl – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  Dickerson or Dahl?  Dahl or Naquin?  Dahl or Kepler?  *runs out screaming*  WHO DO YOU PICK UP?!

Dylan Bundy – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  Did I already mention FIPlash?  Confession, I write these blurbs out of order.  Only real system to the madness is players on the same team stay together.  I think I did mention FIPlash already, well, bee eye en gee oh, same deal with Bundy.  I’ve bought the cow and the milk with Bundy.  I watched him yesterday and I believe he has turned the corner.  I’m willing to pick him up in most mixed leagues.

Michael Fulmer – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  There was some discussion about benching Fulmer in Fenway yesterday.  His final line was exactly the kind of line that leaves you unsure if you made the right decision.  Almost eight innings of three runs?  Decent 3.50 ERA for the game.  Seven baserunners in 7+ IP?  That’s solid.  Three Ks?  Pretty meh.  No decision?  How fitting.

Justin Upton – 0-for-4, hitting .233.  For Justin Upton owners:  here’s our fantasy football rankings.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.51.  Xenu wouldn’t even own Ed-Rod right now.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .303.  Pedroia is just working his way up to his final season when he hits 30 HRs and .330.  Right, Papi?

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, crack, Bogaerts and Mookie Betts, more Yasiel Puigs on the shores, Jose Reyes’ wife living under martial law, Yordano Ventura instigated wars, I can’t take it anymore!

  1. Brian says:
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    In a keeper league, would you rather have Odor or Baez?

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Brian:

      Odor all day, errday

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Muskysmell: MuskyOdor…could be a new name for you.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brian: Agree with Musky…Odor

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        over/under on Odor’s walks this year, you think he can get to 12? lol

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Roger Podacter: I’ll take the over but not by much

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Brian: Odor

  2. your mom says:
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    hi. trade dahl and desclafani for cmart? my staff is stras/hammel/porcello/nelson/desclafani/lackey. thanks

  3. Fister Furbush says:
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    Justin Upton owners be like “so do I draft Gostkowski before or after I draft my flex?”

    DANIEL MURPHY (aka papa smurph) 4 MVP!

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Fister Furbush: i’m betting upton owners probably drafted him higher here than most, and those guys know to punt kicker.

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: dan murphy, this year’s (actually since about last late july or so) v-mart/cruz award of least likely to have been tested lately award. it’s probably between him and ortiz, but i’m pretty sure if ortiz’s comments about that are even 1/8th true that ortiz gets tested all the time.

  4. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    yeah, he was approaching the 4 touchdown game, he had a perfect game through 16 outs, 8 of them K’s…..

  5. Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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    Grey-
    Let’s play The Three Bears! In a 16 team H2H dynasty, give Miggy/Kluber for Machado/McCullers or CMart. Too much, too little, or just right?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rufus Xavier Sasparilla: Not a bad offer…I’d want Machado side with McCullers over CMart…you may have to add something to get the other owner to move Machado though.

      • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks!

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Good write-up, Five stars out of five!

    a. So Nelson is kind of like this….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKcAWO_IznI…….

    Almost like watching a horror film, right?

    b. On Eflin, this is me quoting The Big Magoo ‘He’s a horse!’ More like a donkey but I guess horse is also appropriate after last night.

    c. On Frenchy’s slam and legs, I looked it up. His last order of slam and legs was…..

    May 25, 2012. He hit a 2-run HR @BAL for the Royals’ only runs in an 8-2 defeat. Slam and legs every four years, it’s good at lowering the cholesterol levels of a player who’s career is mediocre at best.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 28)

    Wolfe: – Hey, Calleigh.
    Calleigh: – Hey.
    Wolfe: Well, I’m surprised to see you. I thought you’d be taking a personal day.
    Calleigh: Why’s that?
    Wolfe: Well, didn’t Eric get out of the hospital yesterday?
    Calleigh: Yeah, he did. The department lawyer had advised that he and I not have any contact until the investigation into the armory shooting is closed.
    Wolfe: Well, you at least got a chance to tell him that you didn’t try to shoot him on purpose, though, right?
    Calleigh: But I did shoot at him.
    Wolfe: He was a suspect fleeing an active crime scene.
    Jesse Cardoza: Jesse Cardoza here to see Lieutenant Caine.
    Calleigh: I’m sorry, he’s currently out in the field. Would you like me to page him?
    Jesse Cardoza: – Yeah, that’d be great.
    Calleigh: – I’ll just need to see ID. You’re with LAPD.
    Jesse Cardoza: Not for long. You got a gun locker?
    Calleigh: – Yeah, I can take care of that for you.
    Jesse Cardoza: – Okay, thanks.
    Hostage Taker: Get down! Watch out Move ! Move ! Everybody down! Now! You! On the ground! Hands on your head! Face down! Lemme see your hands! You! Get over here. Get over here. Get over here! Move or you’re dead. Walk! Move! Move or you’re dead! Walk! You two,get in there. Down! Get in there.
    Tripp: Is everyone out?
    Wolfe: We don’t know. We’re doing a headcount right now.
    Tripp: You got any idea who these guys are?
    Wolfe: Witnesses say it’s one guy barricaded in Firearms with the hostages.
    Tripp: Where were you when it happened?
    Wolfe: I was in the locker room. I heard it,I couldn’t see it.
    Tripp: Lieutenant,I got someone claiming to be the hostage taker on the line.
    Rick Stetler: I’ll take it. This is Lieutenant Rick Stetler. Who am I speaking with?
    Hostage Taker: Rule number one: I ask the questions!
    Rick Stetler: Listen,uh we’re going to have to work together.
    Hostage Taker: No,you listen to me. Get me Horatio Caine. I will only talk to him!
    Rick Stetler: Lieutenant Caine is in the field right now. It may take us some time to find him.
    Hostage Taker: How about ten minutes? And after that a hostage dies.
    Rick Stetler: Get Lieutenant Caine on the phone now.
    Wolfe: – Yes,sir.
    Rick Stetler: – Now.
    Hostage Taker (to Calleigh): Let’s see if your lieutenant really cares about you.
    Rick Stetler: You got an ID on the assailant?
    Wolfe: Not yet. We know he’s got hostages. Don’t know how many.
    Hostage Taker: You have ten seconds!
    Rick Stetler: He is on his way. Is there anything that I
    Hostage Taker: Four,three,two,one
    Horatio: This is Horatio.
    Hostage Taker: Congratulations lieutenant You have just saved a life. Now let’s see if you can save all of ’em. (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. What kind of horse is this? C. Wow, surprised it was that recent D. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Also surprised no one picked up on my grammar error (i.e., who’s should be whose). My excuse is I was thinking of ‘Who’s your boss’ at the same time and my subconscious brain won out.

        b. Was tormented yesterday! Started Bum and Shoe, benching Duff-boy and Fulmer! At the end, I quoted ‘The Old Lady who lived in a shoe’…”What can you do when you live in a shoe?”

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. I bit my tongue B. Move into a hostel, anything would be better

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            In the Central African Republic, I lived in a bed and breakfast that was a front for a brothel. I should have bolted the first chance I could but it was the only place in town. I should have also recognized the tell-tale signs of a brothel.

            a. Many rooms with a very narrow corridor in between. My brothel had 20 rooms (12 feet by 12 feet each )in like maximum 20 rooms by 144 sq ft (2880 sq ft) plus 360 sq ft for the corridor for a total of 3240 sq ft for 20 rooms or The Trump Hotel Central Park. Your choice.

            b. The opposite of soundproof walls.

            c. The fact that the room cost me ONLY 4$ per night even if I was in the middle of nowhere in the Central African Republic.

            On a scale of 1 to 10 for spazziness, I’m a 10! My wife would like to throttle the spaz out of me, unfortch she married a spaz so Frank Voila.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              A. HAHA B. Of course! C. Amazing! Voila!

  7. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    any of captain kirk, pham, or williamson over conforto in NL only (redraft)?

  8. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Lose Pax for Snell or Bundy? Thanks Grey!

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick 2 utility bats: semien, yasmany, mupton

    Thanks !

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Not Upton

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Josh-NYC: agree with F

  10. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Bregman looks like a poor man’s AJ Reed…..Gurriel time! The Astros got caught up in the hype machine and now they have to hit the kid 9th for the next week or so before he gets sent down and Gurrel replaces him. Too much….too fast.

  11. Mike says:
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    Great read!

    Time to move on from DeScalfani?

    • Knucks says:
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      @Mike: I’m not ready yet, maybe after this upcoming start @Petco I’ll reavalute.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Depends on other options

      • Mike says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I was pondering on offering him and Cespedes or Longo for, say, strasburg or arrietta.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Mike: Could try him and Longo if you have 3rd covered for Stras…I wouldn’t give Cespedes and i’d stay away from Arrietta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d take Stras with Longo or Yoenis

  12. Jake says:
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    Is Marte top 20 in obp?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Wha?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, I was looking at it through the eyes of my Cougar

  13. Oranje says:
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    I could pick up either A. Reyes or D. Bundy. Who should I choose?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Oranje: Reyes for me

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I could see going Bundy here though

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oranje: Bundy for me

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Oranje: Bundy

  14. Shaggy says:
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    5 girl readers? Wait, are you counting family?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shaggy: They’re someone’s family

  15. VinWins

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    Since I started Shoemaker, Duffy, and McCarthy, I can say unequivocally I should not have benched Fulmer.

  16. Knucks says:
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    Some of my favorite one liners of the year in this one Grey, well done yet again. My local sushi place does this one roll with a fresh apple in it,l. We get it once a week. Have traveled far and wide to find a better, more fresh roll. It has yet to be topped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knucks: Thanks! Apple and what fish? I want sushi every night, btw

    • knucks says:
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      @Knucks: Crispy crabmeat, apple, cucumber inside. Shrimp and avocado on top served with chef’s special sauce. Cooked.

      I’ll send you a picture next week when we have it. The sauce is a bit sweet, hint of mango or something maybe. Just had it last night actually!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @knucks: where is the sushi in that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give us sushi info, knucks!

        • knucks says:
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          @J-FOH: Meaning that crab/shrimp doesn’t count as fish? I feel ya, but I get it on a plate surrounded by sashimi so the urge for sloppy raw fish sorts itself out.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Where’s the apple in it though?

            • knucks says:
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              @Grey: Inside, with the crab/cuke

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ooh, that sounds delicious

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work grey!

    So, what’s the answer?
    “Dickerson or Dahl? Dahl or Naquin? Dahl or Kepler? *runs out screaming* WHO DO YOU PICK UP?!”

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: I’d go Kepler

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RicoSuave: agree with F

    • Scott says:
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      @RicoSuave: Finkel, Einhorn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks! Dickerson right now’s got my loins

  18. LuceWayne says:
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    Drop Shoemaker for Bundy or nah?

  19. Dom says:
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    I’m desperate for SP in my 18 team OPS league, would you trade Papi for Kluber?

    Who is most expendable between Matt Adams, Joe Mauer, J H Kang, Gallo, Dahl in a redraft ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: I’d take Kluber…. Mauer

  20. M says:
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    Better deal in a roto obp keeper

    A.Rendon & J.Ross or J. Villar & N.Cruz?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @M: Villar/Cruz

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @M: agree with F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Agree with F

  21. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Currently have JUpton and Bregman in my starting roster.
    (have Cain on the DL)

    Drop either for Baez, Dahl, Rendon, Adonis?

    thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: PS: I have CSeager at SS aleady.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Meh, hold for now

  22. Strolg says:
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    Did you trade for Papelbon over the weekend and not tell us? Not cool!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: The picture on that video scares me

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        The Ad ? Or video ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I only saw a picture in front of the video

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Enter the Hammerfall!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t HammerFall

  23. Chris says:
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    H2h points league

    Which closer to pick up ROS

    Carlos estevez or Ryan Madson?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Estevez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  24. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Time to give up on Justin Upton once Bour comes off the DL?

    OF would be: odubel Naquin springer mazara rajai

  25. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    Better trade for me…

    Send Reddick/DRobertson and get Cespedes (Cespedes would replace Reddick in my lineup)

    Send DRobertson and get KMorales (KMorales would replace Gyorko in my Utility for when Carpenter returns and cuts into Gyorko’s playing time)

    ***I don’t really lose much either way by dealing Robertson.

  26. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Good morning.

    I’m in contention and would like to boost my SP.
    Currently are:
    Arritea, Salazar, Maeda, Quintana, Sonny Gray, Junior Guerra, Paxton, Archie Bradley
    RP: Cishek, Allen, Colome
    DL: Carlos Rodon

    When Rodon comes back, who should I drop?

    Trade Possibility:
    What do you think of:
    Arrieta + Paxton, for
    Teheran + Kyle Hendricks
    Note: I can keep Paxton and drop any other player (maybe Colome and go with 2 closers)

    Thanks,

    • PapaShiz says:
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      @Chris: Arrieta, even while slumping, is still way better than the other side of that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Morning! Paxton….That trade is terrible

  27. DoubleDroppingDueces says:
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    Better ROS? Need to dump two.

    Tillman, Porcello, J.Ross, Paxton, McHugh

  28. PapaShiz says:
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    Addison Russell or Tim Anderson?

  29. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 Forever League:

    C – Grandal
    1B – Pujols, Hanley
    2B – Schoop, TreaT
    SS – Bogaerts
    3B – Sano, Gallo
    OF – Betts, Stanton, Polanco, Melvin, Kepler

    SP – Strasburg, Martinez, Tanaka, Roark, Walker (DL), Gausman, Eovaldi, De Leon, Reyes
    RP – Robertson, Colome, Vizcaino (DL)

    Free agency is a pitching wasteland in my league due to league managers consistently overvaluing pitching (I always have bat heavy teams going into the year). Could you give me a yes or no for each of these trade scenarios;

    1.) My Polanco for his WDavis and McCullers
    2.) My Stanton for his JoFer
    3.) My Gallo and Melvin for his McCullers
    4.) Trade away draft picks for pitching and go all in this year (currently 4th, 6 teams in playoffs)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RePete: #3

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: I’d do #3

      • CoachCalRules says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’ve heard of #1 and #2, but what is #3?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @CoachCalRules: When you piss in someones mouth while shitting on their chest.

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @VinWins: @JeF WiTh 1 F: And #4 is…smear on #3, flip over and repeat #3!

            Don’t get me started on #5!!

            Cheers,
            Ante

  30. DoubleDroppingDueces says:
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    Dynasty league, keep forever. We have both a saves and holds category. Need to dump one.

    H.Rondon, S.Dyson, KRod, T.Watson, Giles

    Other relievers are A.Miller, Jansen

  31. gbwr82 says:
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    Is it time yet to dump Jose Abreu?

    • Scott says:
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      @gbwr82: You can’t dump Abreu. He’s yawnstipating, but he’s still hitting .319 in the last 30 days.

  32. Scott says:
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    For Save possibilities, do you like Shawn Kelley or Jake Barrett more?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: There will be more “chances” in WAS than AZ… but I’d want Barrett. Most would prob say Kelley and I’d bet that’s Grey’s answer here. But I just don’t see the Nats NOT trading for another closer OR demoting Pappy for the ROS in favor of Kelley. For the Snakes, they should move Clippard, plus Hudson has been garbage. Gimme Barrett for Team Knucks. I know you prob need to make this call now, but you’ll know the right answer by 4PM EST on Sunday. Best of luck.

  33. Jogon says:
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    What do you think about that trade :

    Mcculers/Bour vs Piscotty/Taillon

  34. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    We didn’t start the fire…

    • Scott says:
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      @malamoney: it’s been always burning, since the world’s been turning…

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Scott:
        Can’t start a fire , without a spark

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This gun’s for hire!

  35. Scott says:
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    Start Zach Davies vs. Arizona?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: I am

  36. Johnsonrod says:
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    Jon Gray’s last 6 starts at Coors Field: 4 wins 0 losses 2 no decisions, 2.69 ERA 0.85 WHIP 43K 7 BB in 40.1 IP….2 start at Coors next week (LAD/MIA), is it time to say start Gray everyday?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Johnsonrod: Yes, yes it is. I have been, and will continue to do so

  37. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    In a keeper league in which I’m first quite easily. Should I hold Justin Upton or should I drop him for Giolito or Taillon? I just dropped Heyward for Dahl

  38. Tony says:
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    Joc or quintana for next year? Thanks!

  39. Joe says:
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    Got 2 adds left this week and 2 empty slots. Been saving in case I need to hop on the closer carrousel at the deadline. That said, would any of these guys take precedence over a new closer?

    Available: Marco Estrada (great so far but awful peripherals), Eovaldi (better after bullpen stint), Tomas (big bat, big boom), Reddick (little bat, little boom)

    Team in a 5×5 h2h 12-team redraft:

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, 3B – Frazier, SS – Machado, OF – M.Upton, Kepler, Polanco, DH – Morales, Bench – Bregman, Pence (DL), JD Martinez (DL)
    SP – Carrasco, Price, Gray, Shoemaker, McCarthy, Pineda
    RP – Chapman, Cishek, Estevez 

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Tomas

  40. Nightmare says:
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    Sup Greylord. Tired AF today.
    H2h points

    Would U consider dropping our 6th hole Schoop to pick up Mr lead off Trea Turner?

  41. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    6×6 12-team H2H (holds NOT a category)

    Would you drop Kelvin Herrera for Edwin Diaz? Picked up Herrera for some vulture saves when Davis went down and have since been using him just for some middle reliever lovin. Diaz’s stats are definitely better, but if the Royals trade Davis, Herrera is a hot commodity and another closer I’d have on my team (currently have Gomez and Casilla). Please let me know what you think.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Might as well hold through Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with F

  42. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Another question. Rest of the season: Polanco or Desmond?
    Keeper league: Polanco or Desmond?

  43. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Conley was a great stream yesterday, but it’s back to waivers with his next two starts on the road at the Cubs and Rockies.

  44. Pat says:
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    Wade Davis, Folty, Schrimpf for Nyquin, Bregman, Helly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Bregman, it’s fair

  45. Jay says:
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    Who would you rate the highest ROS of the following 4 OF’s:

    Billy Hamilton
    Joc Pederson
    Tyler Naquin
    Nomar Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Hamilton

  46. Ryan says:
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    Which two have more value for next year?

    Schoop round 12
    Syndegarrd round 13
    Trea turner round 18

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ryan: Schoop/Thor for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with F

  47. Jason says:
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    Thoughts on Danny Duffy’s keeper outlook? Thinking of trading Schwarber for Duffy in a 10-team keeper league. I already have Trout, Betts, and Polanco in my OF as keepers and I could use the pitching. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Schwarber has top 30 potential, Duffy has top 100

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jason: negative. Schwarber is going to be a hog

  48. papasmurf says:
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    Looks the Dick to have is ADick not CDick.

  49. Cousin Vinny says:
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    1-10 on your confidence in Nola starting today?

    Thanks broseph

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cousin Vinny: 6.5 and that’s because its against Atlanta

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Booooo hissssss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need some lighthearted gangster rap

          • Cousin Vinny says:
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            @Grey: your three answers avg to a 5.8 which is just over a coin flip DANGIT

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s an easy 6

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes!

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I just found this at a record shop

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, he’s making a mint on Youtube ad revenue

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: 108 views! I like the 3rd-grader bird art on the cover, and the fact that he says that his “dick won’t boil cause its royal”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That is accurate, Prince Charles discovered that

  50. jon says:
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    should I spot start Steven Brault vs Brewers tomorrow?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jon: I am

    • knucks says:
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      @jon: Yep me too. But I’m not gonna watch/check it out. Just gonna pretend that Dr Steve Brule is on the mound for my fake baseball team. Hopefully he does a Great Job!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Sure

  51. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Give:
    Gattis
    Leonys
    Danny Duffy

    Get:
    Chris Davis
    Kurt Suzuki

    Thoughts? Not sure if he’ll bite, but stranger things have happened.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @omar: Davis side, but doubt he takes that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Agree with F

  52. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    In a keeper not competing this year so for next season do you want Stanton/Yelich or Cespedes/Mazara…I’m thinking Stanton side

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thanks boo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You boo!

  53. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – seperately would you make these deals:
    Sale/lindor 4 donaldson
    Kluber/britton 4 machado
    Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nyjacobs: The first one is more of a need type trade, its fair…the second one is a no brainer, take machado

  54. Leon says:
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    In my Keeper league yesterday, I decided to trade Pujols for a somewhat shitty return of D. Swanson and some high draft picks.

    Today I got Goldschmidt for G. Cole/Bregman.

    Trade deadline must make people crazy…

  55. SHelby says:
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    Gallo or Sano ROS @ 3B?
    Also – Ozuna over Dahl or Melky ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SHelby: Sano….Likely close…. Ozuna over Melky

  56. Bye Felica says:
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    I now own Villar Trea Mookie Billy Ham and Dee Gordon in a 12 team H2H league. No idea how this happened but i know…..
    Nbody wants to win steals every week more than me in this league. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. Scott says:
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    Jose Abreu + Jonathan Villar
    for
    Corey Seager + Michael Saunders

    • bigbear says:
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      @Scott: The Night Train

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  58. bigbear says:
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    Bryant looks like he’s well on his way… Because we all know Daniel Murphy isn’t going to be in the conversation, even if his numbers are solid across the board. Non-Cub NL MVP candidate? Stras, Jo-Fer, or Cueto if they go P (pun point!).

    Yesterday you were dealing Aaron Sanchez love as a probably undervalued SP in 2017. What do you think of teammate Marco Estrada? Their numbers this year are very similar (except the W/L). He leads the league in opponent BA by a fair margin (.179 to .213) and tied for #1 in WHIP.

    I’ve had Conley for a few weeks. Solid, boring. Just dropped him for Dylan Bundy! Exciting, guilty pleasure! We’ll see how long the tryst lasts.

    • bigbear says:
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      @bigbear: I should clarify – their ‘top line’ numbers are similar (ERA, K rate, WHIP…). Not sure what Saberhagen has to say…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way they go P this year…. Estrada’s kinda bleh

  59. HuddyD says:
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    League trade deadline looming which sides
    1. Chris Davis or JoeRoss/Bauer
    2. Chris Davis or Bauer/Shoe
    I would take Davis, although I’m in 1st don’t mess with a good thing? or hope Davis goes off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis in either, not close

      • HuddyD says:
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        @Grey: Which pitcher side would you get rid of 1st Bauer/Ross or Bauer/Shoe? Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ross

  60. Bye Felica says:
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    Schoop & Villar

    Or Todd father.

    I need the 3rd base power. I have a ton of speed

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bye Felica: I need to open a roster spot for Lorenzo soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  61. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Re: Polanco and benching a hot bat. That drives me nuts. Best one I saw this year was when Espinosa was on a humongous tear like never before and will most likely never match again. He was racking up slams and legs and hits in bushels. So of course Baker sits him for a game because…I dunno….his HRs weren’t going far enough??? he was too hot and might melt????

    Anyway he comes back to the lineup and promptly goes 0fer11 with 8Ks! And is now 6 for 52 with 0HRs and 27 Ks since he got to have that needed day off to contemplate about how far over his head he was hitting. Baker is a genius!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup… I like Bochy’s philosophy… If I guy homers, you never bench him the following game

      • Shoegum Reynolds says:
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        @Grey: Bobby Cox had that motto too. “I’ not gonna ice him….let the pitchers try to cool him off “

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

  62. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u trade Khris Davis for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    Justin Upton’s punk ass was dropped. Would you look at making a waiver claim for him? Bregman would be my only legit drop.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  64. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    2 questions
    1.I have J.Gallo in my N/A slot. In order to pick up a streamer I need to activate him. Who would you drop? J.Reyes, Naquin or Gallo himself. It is a keeper league but we only keep 10 so its doubtful he will be kept.

    2.Which one of these SPs do you like best: K.Gausman, B.Snell, S.Gray, G.Gonzalez, J.Hellickson, J.Gray. Are they all just streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes 2. Streamers in some league…Jon Gray

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Do you like tomas over Naquin or Gallo?

        • JJ says:
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          @JJ:
          or morales?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallo

  65. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Hold Napoli or pick up Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Reid-A-Book says:
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        @Grey: Thank you! Would you keep the maker of shoes over Moore and/or Snell?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moore

  66. Rondo says:
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    A few years back I had the choice between picking up Trout or Harper when they were both called up and sitting on the wire. It was at 4AM in the morning and I was the only person in my league up and ready to pounce. I chose the wrong one and the other went on to have one of the better call-up seasons on record. Which one did I choose you? I don’t want to remember. I have blocked out that memory as though it never happened. It turned out to be the difference between 1st and 2nd place for me that year. I have not fully recovered. Nor have I ever won this league even though I have been in first place every year since then going into the playoffs.

    Fast forward to right now and I am in first place faced with picking up Dahl, Dickerson or Kepler in a 10-team H2H redraft points league and I feel the same anxiety of undoubtedly picking the wrong one.

    For all the jumbled marbles, who would be your first pickup based on production and playing time?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Rondo: All things equal, probably Kepler. But Dahl in Colorado would be my pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  67. Puig in a Blanket says:
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    Need some help sorting out my final two outfield spots for the playoff push. 14 team 5×5 Roto league. Currently have Melvin and Puig in OF spots, need to activate or drop Gallo. Dahl on waiver wire. Which combo of those four players would you take rest of season? FWIW, currently have a tight hold on first place, and it’s a keeper league, so Gallo and Dahl would be potentials for next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melvin, Puig

      • Puig in a Blanket says:
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        @Grey: Also have an offer of Pence for Gallo, in which case I’d drop Puig. So I guess the question is, Puig or Pence?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence

  68. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Deep roto keeper league with QS instead of W – which side do you like better in a vacuum:

    Carrasco (keeper), Franco, Mauricio, Barrett

    for

    K.Seager, Chapman (keeper), A.Miller (keeper), Liriano (bad keeper)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, great write-up!

        Brett Anderson blurb hilarious and all too true at the same time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  69. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Oh, that hand is the worst, suspension of disbelief I guess. That Ann-Margret though…stone cold fox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  70. Big W says:
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    Grey, what do you think? Should I get Coke or Pepsi to go with lunch?

    After lunch, should I trade Frazier for Murphy? I’m in first place and average is really the only thing I can improve on. Would take a slight hit on HR, but I’m leading in that category by a big margin.

    This is a keeper 12 team roto on yahoo and we count OPS.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All I wanted was a Pepsi….

      I’d take Murphy for AVG

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Just one pepsi….but they wouldn’t give it to me.
        Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet!

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: haha, thanks dude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. PhilOssieB says:
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    Need some OF help in my dynasty — currently thanks to Melvin’s trade and long term — is Forrest Wall an alright price to give up for DeShields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. knucks says:
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    Wish I had a chance somewhere to stream Robbie Ray this afternoon, with all these scratches/benchings in MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  73. jon says:
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    Thoughts on Lorenzo Cain going forward this season and beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      12/20/.270

  74. JJ says:
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    who do you like better for friday night?
    Brault @MLW or Gausman @TOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brault

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Would YOU start Brault?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not, no

  75. AJ says:
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    Dynasty league. May have 1 or 2 spots. Bregman yellich or buxton. Care about upside

    Tough one right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  76. Steph says:
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    Trade Hellickson for Semien? 6×6 categories league with OBP/HR/R/RBI/NSB/SLG and IP/ERA/WHIP/K per 9/ W/ SVHD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Steph says:
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        I’d need to drop one of the following to make room for Semien. Castellanos, Blue Jay Upton, Devon Travis, and Cheslor Cuthbert. Which one would you drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cheslor

  77. joe says:
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    trea or bregman? ROS, standard roto league, needing R/AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  78. 6 wins in SB says:
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    5×5 (AVG) 12 team h2h

    C – Contreras
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Xander
    OF – Yelich/Ozuna/Springer
    UTIL – Melky/Rendon
    BN – Turner/Bham
    DL – Bour

    SP – Syndergaard/Fernandez
    RP – Allen/Ramos
    P – Teheran/Taillon/Duffy/Shoemaker
    BN – McCullers/Eickhoff/Quntana

    Choose 1 in a AVG league? Leaning Hundley or Contreras

    Contreras
    Cervelli
    Grandal
    Castillo
    Hundley

    Who do I drop when Bour gets off DL? My team is so SB light that Hamilton makes a difference.However this is an avg league.So he can also kill a week.While losing Melky leaves me 1 extra outfielder without having to move multiple people around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Willson Contreras

      • 6 wins in SB says:
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        @Grey:

        Naquin,K.Davis,Melky,Inciarte,Baez SB is the only category that is an issue for me. Choose 1 in 12 team 5×5 (AVG) h2h.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez

          • 6 wins in SB says:
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            @Grey:

            C – Contreras (C/OF)
            1B – Rizzo
            2B – Dozier
            3B – Bryant (3B/OF)
            SS – Xander
            OF – Yelich/Ozuna/Springer
            UTIL – B.Ham/Turner(1B/3B)
            BN – Rendon (2B/3B)/Baez(2B/3B/SS)
            DL – Bour

            With the overlap position wise do you drop Rendon or Dozier for an OFer? As Baez atleast gives me SS flexibility

            Martin,Reddick,Inciarte,A.Gordon,Kepler,Grichuk,Wong,Dahl, are some names availalbe

            Go Hundley over Contreras now? So I am hurt less by days cubs don’t play

            Only have 1 move left for week either way.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rendon for Reddick

              • 6 wins in SB says:
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                @Grey:

                Should i be concerned about 4 Cubs bats? Feels like trouble on a off day.Don’t have any more moves this week though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope

  79. J-FOH says:
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    Every time I see Conley do well I remember how I took him in the 29th round of an industry mock. https://razzball.com/top-40-starters-for-2016-fantasy-baseball/#comment-2495528

    I’m gonna love your off season love of him…cause i love him. Even though hes one of those solid fantasy 3’s but still its hard to find young and safe arms. Or maybe it just feels that way. He’s pretty close to repeating last year’s numbers. You know he’s good when eno and sporer would not trade him in our dynasty. Anythehoo, I’m bored this morning. So what’s up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t watch MasterChef yet, so don’t go there… Conley feels like one of those guys that I rank way higher than ESPN and Yahoo then they say he’s a sleeper due to how low they rank him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: totes on espn. It feels like they leave guys out just to pat themselves on the back when he’s an obvious sleeper. They have fake balls.

        I didn’t watch last night yet. We watched last weeks. Still getting caught up after vacation. Did you watch last week? Is it safe to comment on that? I respect the MC protocol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, total fake balls… Yeah, I watched last week’s already… I miss Aaron

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: when I miss him I just stare at the picture we took together. Aaaaaaaaaaaaron!

            I hated that blonde broad. I’m glad she left she had no business being there over jolly black fireman

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bunch of people could still leave… You know that DJ is this season’s Derrick, has runner up written all over him

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: as well as a certain air dou-shay #TeamTERRY

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Terry! I love that big lug

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: He’s so humble and reminds me of one of my friends. You know you want him making your candlelight meal with Giancarlo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d like him to be my big oaf

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      Don’t let JB hear that

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, you’re right, JB be my oaf always

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      see even though I don’t work for you anymore I still look out for you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks, baby boo

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      awe damn, can I make a suggestion, you can call me your half lug since Im not JB big but still pretty damn big

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Fair enough, you’re JB’s half pint

  80. ERad says:
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    I know you’re a rap/hip-hop guy, but saw Radiohead for the first time last night at MSG.

    Never really got into them or listened to their albums – but that was a phenomenal show, and I’ve seen my fair share.

    I also could eat copious amounts of sushi 24/7, you’ll fit right in at the head table.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know Radiohead at all, and I better not hear any of that at your wedding… When are you getting married anyway?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I don’t see myself diving into their catalogue anytime soon – but the live show was on point.

        9/3 – mostly, Tribe, Wu Tang, and Vulfpeck at the wedding.

        • knucks says:
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          @ERad: Speaking of epic shows…

          $$ Vulf $$

          However, far to much Brooklyn/slimy hipster shizz at this point with them. Damn can Joe Dart slam on that bass though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think I might be able to get our Prospector writer, Ralph, to perform there, any interest?

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Sure! He just has to walk Grandma Esther down the aisle.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think Ralph will have a problem with that

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph LIfshitz says:
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                @Grey: I’m a GILF chaser. I like the cougar-cougars

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You don’t like blue hairs, you like no hairs from female alopecia

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Ralph likes them best when they can remove all their teeth.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ralph’s a dirty birdie

  81. jon says:
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    Keeper league going forward….

    Would you keep Abreu or Votto…. going to explore trade options for one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  82. From Beyond says:
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    My squad’s doing well in a 12 team, redraft, points league with an 8 starts per week limit.

    Pitching staff falls off after the top guys:

    JoFer
    Salazar
    Hammel
    Taillon
    Joe Ross
    Liriano
    Streamer Slot

    Should I be looking to move JoFer because of an innings limit, trying to bolster with a couple strong B+ arms, or an arm and a great bat?

    Thanks for all the great advice, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Jo-Fer will likely be shut down at some point early in Sept

  83. The G says:
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    Aaron Altherr coming up. Altherr over Conforto, Bregman, Pederson, Deshields or hold?

    • knucks says:
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      @The G: I’d grab him over DeShizz unless desperate for legs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Conforto

  84. Brian S says:
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    12 team mixed, on board with dropping ellsbury? Just dropped upton a few weeks back and man did it feel good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Scott says:
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    Soo Kim or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  86. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. justin turner for felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  87. SF says:
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    Tomas or Gallo as a bench bat for ROS? It is also a keeper league if that makes a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Hurleyman says:
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    13 team mixed league 5×5.

    Just picked up Bundy. Need to drop a pitcher. Who?

    Gausman
    Leake
    Matz
    McCarthy
    B Norris
    Paxton
    Smyly
    Velasquez
    Graveman
    Maurer

    I really don’t need saves so I’m thinking of dropping Maurer and starting Andrew Miller along with the best 8 starters from the above list (and Bundy) each week.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maurer

      • Hurleyman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G-Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. JoeG414 says:
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    Who do you like as an extra bat : K.Vargas or H.S. Kim ?
    Need to cut one to activate Altherr.
    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kim

  90. jon says:
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    Dozier and Puig for Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  91. Andy says:
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    I feel crazy writing this, should I waive Jason Heyward to pickup Alex Dickerson? Not like I need either player. Unless other players on my team have a day off, Heyward rides the pine. Dahl is my 1st player off the bench. What’s even crazier, Ozuna is my other bench player, only b/c he wasn’t hitting, looks like Ozuna’s off the pine. Oh. 16 team 5×5 league, 27 player roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, go with Dickerson

  92. Birds on the Bat says:
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    Is it a bad idea to start Yordano Ventura tonight against the Rangers? He hasn’t won in over a month, but has been pitching mediocre here of lately. H2H ERA is close, but I’m trailing by 20 K’s with 3 more pitchers this week than him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, bad

  93. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Madam Rosales lol nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  94. jon says:
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    need a 2B to swap with Dozier for the rest of the season ….looking for AVG and SB (stats that Dozier doesn’t get)

    Hernan Perez, Peraza, Harrison, Owings, Cesar Hernandez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  95. Bob says:
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    12 team h2h keeper league. Been offered kluber, cishek and my choice of tomlin or yordano for my Mazara gio and McCarthy. League is qs, k/9 and bb/9 in place of wins, k and bb. Thinking its a no brainier to take kluber, but who between yordano and tomlin? Have to keep yordano next two years for dirt cheap. Tomlin can be kept or go back to draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kluber, Tomlin

  96. The Hersch says:
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    NL Keeper, 5×5. In a battle for 1st. Can use saves, but not desperate.
    My Seager and a fantastic price for his Jansen and Story at a fair price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  97. Cram It says:
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    Hernan! Slam and legs. Love this guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: SB #2. *Grey starts preparing tomorrow’s lede*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I wish I would’ve held him in the league where I grabbed him

  98. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Who do you think would be a keeper for next year in a 12 team Al only league? Souza or Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  99. jon says:
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    Aarron Alther going to have a larger impact down the stretch than Puig?

    What a mess Puig is bigger cancer than Evander Kane in hockey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Puig

  100. Scott says:
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    Stream Odorizzi tomorrow vs. the Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  101. Bosox says:
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    Have abreu as my flex. Should I trade him for tanaka and Vince Velasquez? I Have Dee Gordon to play at flex. Head to head points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. ashtray says:
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    Pick 4 please… OBP and Ks matter

    Franco
    Polanco
    Schimpf
    Alex Dickerson
    Morales
    Khris Davis
    Gallo
    Dahl
    Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, Polanco, Davis, Semien

  103. Scott says:
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    Yunel Escobar, Martin Prado, or Adonis Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adonis

  104. omar says:
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    Well…. I got him to bite.

    Just dealt Gattis, D.Duffy, and Leonys for Crush Davis and Kurt Suzuki. Never know what you’ll get unless you ask, right? Now just holding on for Lucroy to be dealt to the Rangers or Indians so I can use my top waiver claim to lose Suzuki for him (did I mention this was AL-Only). Team would then look like this, ready for a final push for the ‘ship.

    C – Lucroy
    1b – Miggy
    2b – Forsythe
    ss – Xander
    3b – Machado
    If – Crush
    of – Mookie
    of – JustDong
    of – Kepler
    of – Gallo
    util – Jose Ramirez
    bn – DeShizz, Mondesi

    SP – Archer
    SP – Yu
    SP – Shoe
    SP – Snell
    SP – Taijuan
    SP – Smyly (on the hot seat)
    SP – Skaggs
    SP – Bundy
    SP – Berrios
    RP – Edwin Diaz
    RP – Bedrosian
    RP – Dull
    RP – Herrera

    Preeshate the advice fellas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  105. Jonah says:
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    Deal Evan Gattis for Colin McHugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  106. Scott says:
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    Familia just effed DeGrom and my ratios simultaneously!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin Familia, he was supposed to have today off

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Effin manager!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  107. James Marshall says:
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    Who would you rather want ROS:
    Ian Kennedy
    Zach Davies
    James Shields
    Hector Santiago

    Going Dumpster Diving for a SP. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davies

  108. jon says:
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    JUpton and Cody allen for Quintana? keeper league

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      Anthony Redon and Cody Allen for Quintana?

      Hosmer for Qunintana?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hosmer, Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen/Upton

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry for so many replies.. which would you take before all

        Hosmer for Quintana or Jup and Allen for Quintana or Khris Davis and Quintana for Hosmer and Allen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer

          • jon says:
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            @Grey:

            Completed deal is

            Quintana, Khris Davis and Gallo
            for
            Hosmer, Cody Allen and Justin Upton

            How did I do?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds decent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that Carmel, California? Don’t get more lighthearted than that

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Do the ladies gotta hit you off there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ladies don’t hit me off anywhere, you feel me, cuz!

  109. Scott says:
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    Yunel Escobar, Martin Prado or Cheslor Cuthbert?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Yunel’s been hot I guess

  110. Steve D. says:
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    Dahl worth the #4 waiver spot in a 10 team redraft? I’d be dropping Grichuk. (Hoped to hold my waiver spot to go after pieces down the stretch, but if he’s enough of an impact bat, will go for it.)

    • Steve D. says:
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      @Steve D.:

      Or target Kelvin Herrera instead, hoping Davis gets shipped out?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it

  111. J_Ceol says:
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    AL Only ROTO League

    Rougy Odor and Justin Upton
    for
    Xander, JJ Reddick, and Sunny Gray

    or

    Rougy Odor and Justin Upton
    for
    Kinsler, Kole Calhoun, and Shields

    Would you make the move on either? Which would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts….Odor

  112. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, pick 2 for a 12 team roto keeper: Alex Dickerson, R. Grichuk, or A. Altherr. Just looking for best overall production. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Altherr

  113. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Where would you rank ODB next year in an OBP keeper?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 120 overall

  114. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    For roto, would you please put Semien, Bregman and Gallo in order of production the rest of the way?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where do you want me to put Semien?

      Semien, Bregman

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Haha! No judgements here. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  115. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Need help with a term and since you ask for a new one every week maybe this has already been covered. In my chase for wins in perts I streamed Robbie Ray and Zach Davies today as they pitched against each other. What would I call this act of Win desperation?

  116. jon says:
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    Can you rank these RP going forward for a keeper league

    Robertson, Allen, Dyson

    Have to trade one of them before years end. 1st year of this keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen, Robertson

  117. mrbaseball says:
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    M. Brantley Cle – LF,CF and T. Skaggs LAA – SP for L. McCullers Hou – SP

    Trea Turner Was – 2B and T. Skaggs LAA for L. McCullers Hou – SP

    Trea Turner Was – 2B and M Bradtley for L. McCullers Hou – SP

    IN A KEEPER LEAGUE WOULD YOU TAKE ANY OF THESE OFFERS FOR McCULLER
    OR HOLD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner/Skaggs is decent

  118. himom says:
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    drop Valencia, Pearce, M Upton, Solarte, or Vogelbach(bench stash) for Kazmir or Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelbach for Madson

      • himom says:
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        @Grey: what about in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce for Madson

  119. Lonestar3 says:
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    Schoop or Turner ROS?

    I’m on upper end of power and middle of the pack in speed.

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

      • Lonestar3 says:
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        @Grey:

        Man. I was completely off on this one. Flip my rankings for speed and power and pick one.

  120. ferris says:
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    Gattis or W Castillo at C for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  121. Birds on the Bat says:
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    Would you start Yordano Ventura tonight?

    • Birds on the Bat says:
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      @Birds on the Bat:

      disregard that last question didn’t think the first one went thru

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  122. The Duke says:
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    Taillon or Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  123. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. McCarthy, Pineda or Shark ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  124. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team h2h dynasty with defensive stats (assists, putouts, double plays, fielding %, outfield assists), and BB’s, OPS added for hitters and holds, relief wins, shutouts, double plays, relief appearances, QS, OBPA for pitchers.
    C salvy
    1B fatt adams
    2B forsythe
    SS andrus
    3B beltre
    LF j.upton
    CF joc
    RF stanton
    util gyorko
    BN delino/profar/mazara (we have to have 3 or 4 BN bats out of our 4 BN spots)
    DL choo/fielder (my roster finally doesn’t have a dead hole in it)
    NA brinson/dahl/gallo/vogelbach
    SP liriano/darvish/hammel/V2/archer/k.sampson CIN (added before news that bailey is back and he’s back to RP, but now i can’t add another SP with gallo/dahl stuck in NA slots) 5 starting SP slots and 1 max BN pitcher.
    RP cedeno/giles/estevez/romo/tolleson/diekman/kela
    DL cobb
    NA urias
    9 minimum TEX players. got an offer of
    odubel/blackmon/wheeler/bradley (who i dropped at start of year, no room to save)
    for my
    j.upton
    V2

    know i’d rather have V2 than both of wheeler/bradley, but is blackmon + odubel enough to make up for that? biggest problem would seem that my earlier franco for joc deal makes me have too many OF’ers to do this one, plus if upton goes back to upton pre-2016 i’d lose a lot of HR’s. added Joc from needing a producing CF more than 3B, and needing steals (which joc should have).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah definitely… Take Odubel side

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        ok, the possible lack of upton’s HR’s (if he goes back to pre-2016 upton) and V2 being better than bradley/wheeler (esp since i probably can’t keep wheeler) more than made up for getting the guaranteed steals (not like joc’s steal potential) in blackman/odubel then i guess, even as this gives me an even bigger clusterF in LF/CF.

        i should’ve mentioned before we can only keep up to 25 per year, but good in this regard is i traded away my 1st rounder back when i was in 6th earlier in year for brinson (so i have all good TEX prospects now).

  125. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) 10 team 5×5 roto redraft

    Drop any of the below to pick up Franco?

    Gallo, Bregman (also have Seager), Pujols (also have Hosmer), Baez (love his eligibility), Trea Turner (also have Odor)

    2) 12 team 6×6 H2H redraft. I don’t really need speed, I’m competitive when it comes to HR, I’m consistently losing in AVG and OBP, but I’ve been in first place most of the year.

    I’ve got too many hitters, gonna need to drop one for a SP streamer. Please rank:

    Tomas, Castellanos, Duvall, Bregman, Trea Turner, Dickerson

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo… Drop Turner

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. mookie for scherzer/billy hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie, it’s fair

  127. Rusty Arms says:
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    Saunders or Yasmany for the short term. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmany

  128. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As a maybe keeper for next year would you hang onto Velasquez or trade for Berrios? I can get Berrios for VV and a pick. I am done for this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Velasquez

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, do you like altherr better than gallo, mazara or rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Rajai

  130. Andrew says:
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    Carlos Martinez for 1 more year in 18th rd
    Or
    Kenta Maeda for 2 years in the 12th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martinez

  131. Brett says:
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    12 team mixed league for 2017 sano @21 or yelich at 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  132. Jon says:
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    If you had to trade one, who would you deal?

    Jose Fernandez
    Carlos Carrasco
    MadBum
    Garrett Cole
    CMart

    My guess is Cmart ? It is for a keeper League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  133. Scott says:
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    Just want to brag about the Heat is On RCL. Ranks 1- 4 are separated by only 2 pts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  134. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dynasty, same league as above, joc + forsythe for odor? i’d be in a serious hitter crunch if i did that above deal, but maybe i can flip this to the LAD owner who has odor. we have specific CF/LF/RF slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  135. John says:
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    Holds and Saves league, my Hill and Maybin for his Darvish and Jones? Kinda worried about Hill. Also Thinking Jones could be the closer if Robertson goes….and even if not, I pair him with my Rondon for holds. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  136. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How’s the day? Winding down here in NY.

    Pick 3 ROS: Tomas , mupton, Dahl, Alex Dickerson, semien

    Thanks !

    #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good, thanks…. Tomas, Upton, Semien

  137. Blue Jays 93 says:
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    Great work as always Grey, really love reading your blogs. Had a follow up question with the Bryant MVP case. Is it just the coors field effect that dilutes Arenado chances at even being mentioned for MVP? Similar numbers to Bryant, but actually better in every category but runs and OBP, and an awesome K/BB ratio. Last year when ‘they’ said that Trout should win the MVP over the precipitation guy (bringer of rain aka JD) because JD had better numbers because he had E5 and JB batting around him. Trout had a terrible August and in the end JD won it. So this year is it not a similar case with Bryant and his team? From a UK reader btw so I don’t get to watch much if any live baseball.

    • Grey

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      Usually goes to a guy on a.playoff team so Arenado is going to have a hard time on that alone…

  138. points league says:
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    So in a 12 team h2h weekly points league I have RP Osuna would you drop him for Brad Brach or new mid reliever Hector Rondon. I do get 3 points for a hold or 7 for a save. Brach has scored more over the the 9 weeks than osuna and the Idea of how much more rondo will be used now getting holds. BTW I start Wade davis who I was considering replacing with on of the mid relievers ( seem safer ) and I start melancon. Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rondon over Osuna

  139. Robert says:
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    Eduardo Nunez to the Giants. Does that hurt or help his fantasy value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurts

  140. John says:
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    Ten cat hitting league. I lead 12 teamer in steals and punt strikeouts….so do not worry about those. But I do care about rbi’s, average and home runs. Who gets dropped?

    Maybin, Kepler, Tomas, Napoli or Khris.

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @John: maybin can’t hack it

  141. J_Ceol says:
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    Eduardo Escobar or Jose Iglesias rest of the way for AL Only ROTO?

  142. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    damn STL finally beat a good pitcher on a team ahead of them in standings. vin, do that dance.

  143. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    last stand for papelnuts?

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It: wow, and he only left him in for three batters, at least i got a hold.

      • Creepy Crespi says:
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        @Mobin Can’t Hack It: Looks like Paps is out as closer. Kelley fans the Paradox with the bases loaded for the save.

        Kelley is now the Natinals closer. Next Tuesday may be a different story.

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