Our Commissioner Manfred presses his intercom, “Please escort in the Guatemalan baseball stitchers.”  Manfred’s secretary brings six men dressed in blanket ponchos and straw hats.  Their leader steps forward, “Mr. Manfred, the Capri Suns you have us using to juice the balls is not working.”  Their leader pulls out a baseball that is dripping with Ecto Cooler.  Manfred turns in his seat, silhouetted with the setting sun.  He lights a Virginia Slim 120 and pulls, coughing slightly.  “I no longer want the balls juiced.  Now….I want you and your friends to go to Dodger Stadium and blow.”  “Mr. Manfred, we are not sex workers!”  “Not blow like that!  Put your lips together and blow.”  “Like Bogey and Bacall?”  “Yes!  Now go!”  …And this was how Dodger Stadium became a launching pad.  Yesterday, Corey Seager (4-for-5, 6 RBIs) hit three homers (10, 11, 12), Yasmani Grandal (3-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 7th homer and Cody Launchangler (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) did it again, hitting his 22nd.  Granted, someone needs to put Cody Launchangler in carbonite for Cooperstown — we can’t risk something happening to him playing baseball! — but this Seager guy is pretty good too, huh?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Robert Gsellman – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Every Mets fan, “I forget if we’re rooting for our pitchers to be healthy or injured.”

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.26.  Solid start, not sensational.  I do like Montgomery and would grab him for his next start, but I’m not sold on him long-term yet.  His peripherals are surprisingly awful.  Way too many walks, way too few Ks, but he should be in the rotation for a good month, and I’m excited to see what he can do.  Hopefully something decent.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer and 17th RBI.  JK (not Jason Kipnis), but if he stays at leadoff, it could come to that.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .218.  Nothing against Happ, but why is Happ hitting cleanup?  Addison Russell hit .235 for two years in a row and never saw above the seven hole.  If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d put some conspiracies out there, but, since I’m more grounded in reality, I’ll just say I’m too dumb to figure out what conspiracy is at work.

Yangervis Solarte – Strained his oblique and is headed to the DL.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, you don’t go getting yourself hurt when you’re a hot schmotato.

Austin Hedges – Sat out yesterday after getting splayed by Rizzo on a home plate collision on Monday.  Rizzo won’t be disciplined for the collision because everyone likes the Cubs and most people can’t name one Padre.

Zack CozartReds are optimistic that Cozart will be ready to be activated when first eligible on June 28th.  Reds manager, Bryan Price, specifically said, “Expletive, expletive, expletive, Cozart, expletive.”

Homer Bailey – Could return over the weekend, or if any Brits are reading Old Bailey to hold court, but this Guy is so Fawkes’d.  If Christian Bale fans are reading, Homer Bale-y will return, hitters heard yelling, “Get your bat, man!”

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .327.  Sweet Jesus with the homers!  Sorry, that’s confusing.  I was talking about Jesus Sucre, who also homered yesterday.  His third.

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  I held Cobb for the better part of yesterday, then dropped him just before game time, because I got gun-shy about the stream.  Cold feet.  I dialed the seven digits, but couldn’t say, “Yo, this Marquis, baby, are you down with it?”

Dallas Keuchel – Played catch on Monday.  I wonder if he played with Freddie Freeman.

Lance McCullers – Will return on Saturday.  Ah, my heart just skipped a beat.  Now my heart is doing double dutch.  My heart is like a young Missy Elliott.

Francis Martes – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.02.  On yesterday’s podcast we talk way too much about a 5+ ERA pitcher in Martes.

George Springer – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer.  Launchangler and Judge are going to the living room and kitchen, while Springer is sneaking into the bedroom where the jewels are.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.84.  Trade market is heating up for Sonny Gray, according to Billy Beane’s fake rumors he’s planted in every news outlet.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .303.  You know there’s a tad bit of offense when there was legit ten hitters who could’ve been featured in the lede.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-5, and his 16th homer, hitting .261.  He now has something like seven homers in the last ten games, and he’s on pace for 30 homers, and he’s available everywhere.  Hey, steroid era, eat a D!

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, , 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting…Guess.  Go ahead.  Actually, don’t.  I’ll leave you with this.  He leads the American League in batting average.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.97.  Forget the Regression Fairies, it’s admirable that anyone would want to pitch in the major leagues with the way offense is.  Five innings and six earned is great!

Aaron Sanchez – Will throw batting practice on Thursday as he rehabs from a blister that’s sidelined him about as long as a blister sidelines a professional baseball player — two months.

Francisco Liriano – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.76.  *pats Liriano on butt*  Get ’em next time, champ!  *Keith Morrison of Dateline NBC enters*  “What Liriano doesn’t know is the coach was patting him on the butt with a poisonous dart.  Hi, I’m Keith Morrison from Dateline.”

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in five games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Mezuzah!

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Or four innings from Scooter Gennett.

Jon Gray – Will make one more rehab start in Al Albuquerque’s backyard, Albuquerque.

Zack Greinke – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  With offense like it is, that’s ace numbers!  Well, for anyone who is not a Rockies starter (German Marquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.92).

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Au Shizz!

David Peralta – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .321, hitting near-.400 in the last week with three homers in the last eight games, and it was about nine games ago I dropped him.  Dizzoh.

Eduardo Nunez – Will undergo an MRI on his hamstring.  MRIs are so last year.  We have a 10-day DL now, man.  Just get DL’d and figure shizz out later.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.82 vs. Julio Teheran – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  This was a matchup billed as, “Not glutton-free,” because the only people that own these schmohawks are gluttons for punishment.

Austin Slater – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .340.  Of course he is!  As I said previously, Slater was not a prized prospect, but the Giants always make something out of nothing, like your wife.

Jean Segura – Will return on Thursday.  Still waiting to hear the Mariners implemented my A Tribe Called Quest/All-Star voting campaign, “I marked my ballot for Jean Segura.  I marked my ballot for Jean Segura.  Gotta get him, gotta, gotta get him!”

Ben Gamel – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .351.  If he’s doing all of this for his failed prospect brother, Mat, why does Mat grumble every time Ben gets a hit?  Ben Gamel looks like a little bit of nothing type, but he’s obviously hot and was leading off yesterday.

Taylor Motter – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  He must’ve had that left over from his hot week in April.

Ariel Miranda – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  Ariel Mermanda and his opponent, Jordan Zimmermann – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.25, have shown signs, and those signs are pointing towards the Stream-o-Nator.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer.  There were 978 homers hit yesterday, so singling Martinez out as Just Dong feels like it’s underselling things.

Zach Britton – Began a rehab stint in Low-A Aberdeen.  Think you should prolly go with aberdeen if you’re Low-A, but you do you.

Chris Tillman – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 8.39.  At a certain point, is anyone in the organization at all concerned Tillman might be hurting his confidence?  I mean, as of right now, he could be coached by Jose Mesa while wearing an Omar Vizquel mask, and it would be more helpful to his career.

Manny Machado – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers, hitting .227.  Legit, have no idea what the problem is with Machado.  No, I don’t mean, I don’t know why he’s not hitting well.  I mean, I do not know why people think he has a problem.  He’s struggling, clearly.  He could also hit .320 for the next three months and would anyone be surprised?  Not to answer, but to nod vacantly like you know what I mean when you don’t.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .289.  Schoop, there it is!  Which is what the CVS guy says when you ask him where is the toothpaste aisle.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Samesies as Machado, but Edwin’s a bit further along and now people are panicking there’s not enough time to sell him low.

Edinson Volquez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.19.  For those keeping track, I benched Edinson for his no-hitter but have started him for all his mollywhoppings.  I’m smart, y’all!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .330.  OZUNA have career year.  OZUNA also having craft beer.  It’s a froth-headed stout with juniper overtones (ha, I so don’t know anything about beer).

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  Put Gio’s current year stats in the Wayback Machine and they look like 75% of all starters.  And by ‘wayback’ I mean three years ago.  Now, Gio looks like a top ten starter.  For what it’s Werth, his peripherals don’t look as pretty, but who gives AF?  I’m not using AF correctly there, am I?

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I have illusions (delusions?) of Murphy still underperforming, but those illusions might be delusions (that’s what I said).

Matt Albers – 1 IP, 0 ER and the perfect ninth inning!  Dot dot dot.  In a game the Nats led by nine runs.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4, 2 runs and 2 steals (6, 7), hitting .261, but hitting around .300 in the last week with two homers.  I like Taylor, but he’s hitting eighth in an NL lineup, so the league needs to be relatively deep to get crazy excited for him.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .268.  The Rise of the Zombino, starring Knee McClutchin.  “Why does that after-dead guy keep grabbing his knee?”  That’s a 12-year-old not understanding the plot of the movie.

Jeanmar Gomez – Designated for assignment.  His assignment: learn a new sport.

Michael Saunders – Designated for assignment.  His assignment:  coach Jeanmar in all his new endeavors.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.61 vs. Mike Leake – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  This was a matchup of two guys that the Stream-o-Nator rarely likes and likes rarely.  Wait, those are the same.  Too clever by half, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it)!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  As someone who owns this guy in a deep league, he’s only pretending to be good.  A real flim-Pham artist!

Bud Norris – Hit the DL with knee inflammation, which will open up the closer job again for…Someone.  Cam Bedrosian (1 IP, 0 ER) entered yesterday’s game in the 7th inning and it was a potential save situation.  The Angels must be using a closer by committee where they have one closer on the DL.  When Bedrosian was first on the DL, he was the ‘closer.’  Now Norris is the ‘closer’ while he’s injured, and they’re saying Huston Street could close games, and he’s, you guessed it, on the DL.  The Sciosciapath is ghost riding the bullpen into the insane asylum.  While everyone the Angels like as the closer are injured, David Hernandez was saved for the 9th inning in a close game, and has a 2.38 ERA, so he’s good as anyone.  If you skimmed all of that, grab Hernandez, though you likely skimmed this line too.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Since he’s returned from the DL, he has eight steals and two homers in ten games.  Everyone in the league should be like that lady in Katz’s when Sally faked an orgasm.  “I’ll have what Maybin’s having.”

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Valbuena is the type to go on one of these insane hot streaks, so grab him now while the schmotato burns bright.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Ready for batting practice as he works his way back from a concussion.  He said he feels great, then walked into a closet saying he had to use the bathroom.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer.  Take that, Cody Launchangler!

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  It’s happening with Rizzo, it’s happening with Sanchez, it’s happened many times before.  Any guesses what?  A manager tries a new convoluted lineup, it works and then they stick with it.  Sanchez started hitting after getting moved to the six hole and now he’s stuck there.  We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jorge Bonifacio – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  George Goodface is a solid AL-Only guy, but he’s gonna bore you to pieces in mixed leagues.  You wanna get bored to pieces?  You have a Humpty Dumpty complex?

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .277.  Moistasskiss!

Pablo Sandoval – Hit the DL with the flu.  Sandoval said, “But I don’t have the flu.”

Chris Sale – 8 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  *closes storybook*  …And that’s the story of the year in baseball when there was only one reliable pitcher.  Now get some sleep, 9-year-old Fred Savage.

  1. Scott says:
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    Please rank these guys ros: piscotty, zimmer, herrera. Obp league. Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scott: Herrera, Piscotty, Zimmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Piscotty, Odubel

  2. CrazyJ says:
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    Welcome back Motter!

    Mark Reynolds, Brain Dozier, Todd Frazier, Trevor Story, Eric Thames, Adam Duvall, Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, and Travis Shaw. SMH, that’s a total of 3 runs and nothing else last night. Where did I go wrong, and should I drop them all?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @CrazyJ: Yes drop them all!!!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: @CrazyJ: WELCOME TO CRAZY J’S CRAZY CLOSEOUT! WE GOT ALL YOUR CRAZY BATS RIGHT HERE!

      You want a Reynolds 1.084 OPS and 12 DINGERS AT HOME? WE GOT HIM!
      Adam Duvall and his 30 HR season pace? HE’S CRAZY, AND WE GOT HIM!

      WE GOT EM ALL AND IT’S HHHUUUUUUUUUUUGGE-JAH!

      sorry about the end there. I got mixed up with crazy car commercial parody.

      • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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        @mcmi11ions:
        Is this a Billy Fuccilo reference? Dude is a cancer in upstate ny. You can’t go 5 minutes without a radio or tv commercial of this guy.

        Just curious.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @Deerfield Doubledays: Yes. I live in upstate NY capital region.

          Billy has dealerships all up and down the east coast though.

          • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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            @mcmi11ions:

            I live in the adirondack region and It’s brutal. I think he has some out in Texas and the Midwest too.

            The cruise commercials of his are slightly disturbing.

          • Tweak says:
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            @mcmi11ions: Ah, Billy Fucillo. As if we didn’t have enough problems in upstate NY…

            CMON TOM. IF YOU DON’T COME ON IN AND BUY A HYUNDAI TODAY, IMMA EAT ONE OF MY EMPLOYEES. MY LUNCH WILL BE… HUUUUUUGE

            There is no one on Earth that I would rather torture and kill.

            Also, fantasy baseball. YAY!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @CrazyJ: Career averages of all of those guys is about .230 cumulatively. Therefore, you should expect days like this to level out the monster days you’re also bound to have with this lineup.

      But feel free to drop them all… and do a Vlog about how you are cursed and stuff.

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Thanks a million for the write-up! Really well executed, like a Ron LeFlore straight steal of home plate!!

    a. In Paris, made it this far! Will be home in about 7.5 hours from now.

    b. LOL on the dearth of bad pitching last night! To wit, I started Strahm and his 15.00 ERA for his 3 INN pitched, ergo not good right? Only I gained one point in ERA and am now 2nd in ERA in that RCL with Springer, Story and Machado!! So, when there’s a lot of offense, it’s really important to get as much of it as possible on your team. Am 1st in HR in that RCL and tied for 1st in RBIs. Still far away in runs and I believe that the team that wins runs will win the league, as a general rule.

    c. There’s like a record heatwave that’s hit most of Europe lately along with this rash of random terrorist acts. It’s a crazy time we live in. Still when someone complains that it’s 75 on June 20 and they’re dying from the heat, you got to say, ‘Dude, man the F up! In Africa 75 is your overnight low and you love it!’

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 21

    Colonel Trautman: ‘It was a bad time for everyone, Rambo. It’s all in the past now.’

    Rambo: ‘FOR YOU! For me, civilian life is nothing. In the field, we had a code of honor. You watch my back, I watch yours. Back here, there’s nothing!

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You’re the last of an elite group…don’t end it like this.’

    Rambo: ‘Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of a million dollar equipment! Back here, I can’t even hold a job parking cars!’

    [Rambo breaks down, throws his gun away and starts to cry.]

    [The ordeal will soon be over for Rambo.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. So jealous! B. I almost started Strahm, but luckily thought better of it C. Nice!

  4. mthom42 says:
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    Trade Alex Wood for Launchangler?
    10 team H2h

    • bigbear says:
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      @mthom42: Nope.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @bigbear: You’re insane. INTERNET BULLYING!

        • bigbear says:
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          @mcmi11ions: :) read that wrong… I’d take the Bellinger side no doubt. Wood’s looking good, but at the end of the day I’m still looking at Wood…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mthom42: Bellinger all day

    • Cram It says:
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      @mthom42: Bellringer

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @mthom42: Anyone else you can deal for Launchangler? Wood is looking elite himself…… But assuming you need the offense and can deal the pitching, go for it.

      • mthom42 says:
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        @B the Esq.: I offered Nova but am about to accept the deal where I trade Wood

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Farva says:
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    How about “holistuck?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Farva: I think we can do better

      • Farva says:
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        @Grey: On a different subject, I just traded (I know I know, so why ask?) Judge for Trea Turner, good trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  6. pickleball says:
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    Love the title. Marco Estrada was dropped. Worth a pick up?

    • Cram It says:
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      @pickleball: For streaming.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @pickleball: I recently picked up Estrada, was unfortunate enough to have him in my lineup a game or 2, then dropped him. He appears to be a streamer on days I dont have him, so you should be good to go because I probably wont be picking him up again.

  7. PB&J says:
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    My Arenado and Darvish for his Goldy and Peacock. What do you think, Mr Grey?

    • Brian says:
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      If you’re considering that trade, I want to be in your league. Hold.

      Or invite me to your league and I’ll accept.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @PB&J: Keep the Torenado and Whirling Darvish together.

  8. Zubaz says:
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    For your glossary term. How about “Groundhogs Lineup”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zubaz: I think we can do better

  9. ps 12349 says:
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    Brandon belt or polanco in H to H with R/RBI/HR/K/OPS/NSB?

    Thanks grey!

  10. Count de Monetball says:
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    Damn Yahoo! A guys got 22 homeruns and isn’t even in the Yahoo universe. Anybody else having this issue? C’mon Yahoo get Cody Launchangler in the Y! Universe. I’ve searched for him prolly every day but still not there! Must be why Funston is gone…. By the way, what team does Launchangler play for, I can’t seem to find him on any active rosters….

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Count de Monetball: You must have some bizarre position settings if he doesn’t qualify to show up

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Count de Monetball: He is definitely available in the Yahoo universe…he is supporting 3 of my teams right now…..not sure what crazy settings you have where the Dodgers 1B/OF is not showing up…..maybe search for all players rather than available players… he is probably sitting on someone elses roster….

      • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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        @B the Esq.: I’m almost positive he is making a joke of looking up Cody launchangler and not Cody bellinger. I may be wrong.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Deerfield Doubledays: Yep, you’re right he was just trolling. haha oh well

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            Haha, thanks guys! Yeah, I was just messing around..

    • Moneyball says:
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      What is Yahoo?
      Try Cody Skyscraper or Cody Moonraker.

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Haha! thank cuz!

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Moneyball: haha those are great names, Cody Highroller (riff raff anyone?)

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Gray, I switch the settings to future Hall of Famer’s and found him Haha! Great write up today sir! I just wish with all that offense splashing around that I would’ve got some of it! 4/35 yesterday ouch!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  11. Jerseyjon says:
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    Shotgun wedding

  12. Alex says:
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    Rest of season value.. Piscotty or ODB?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Alex: ODB for me.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alex: Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with Cram

  13. Takes me 2 minutes says:
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    For the manager – wave rider. For the player – 2good4dishole.

  14. Brando says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I hear Britton is nearing a comeback around July 4th. He’s on waivers in my 10 team mixed H2H. Is he worth a stash on a 5 man bench with no DL slot? Currently rolling with Knebel and Melancon

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Brando: Yes.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brando: If you need saves, why not?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Brando: Yes….he was a consensus top 3 closer coming into the year….you can get half a year of that production for nothing. Do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brando: Agree with others

  15. Scheduled in the Friday Night Death Slot, Sanford & Son seemed destine for cancellation due to the often terminal lineup placement. However, & similar to the less than politically correct humor here at Razzball, Fred & Lamont Sanford’s special brand of sarcastic bigotry entertained for years and became one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. Their precarious spot in the TV lineup worked and they stuck with it. Girardi similarly ‘Sanford & SONed’ the lineup, moving Gary Sanchez to the 6th spot in the order.

    • bigbear says:
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      @zombie: Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: I like the passion in making it work, I will put it on the list

  16. Lazer says:
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    Tinker-hell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lazer: Nice, will add it to the list

      • Mad Beach Bums says:
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        @Grey: This reminds me of “tinker stinker” from the show The League. Maddon & gerardi figured out these crappy lineups while taking their pre game shizz. Heyo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  17. Stream Weaver says:
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    Drop Happ or Brinson whensegura returns?

  18. Cram It says:
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    Hooray, maybe people will stop asking about what’s wrong with Seager and Machado (.235 BABIP!). Actually, now they’ll probably be asking who to trade for them.

    Why does it feel like 128 guys are on pace to hit over 30 homers?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Cram It: I checked the HR leaders for S’s and G’s and figured that 12 was a solid cut off for potential 30 HR seasons using the ridiculously unscientific “the All Star break is the half way point” and you can double first half counting stats to get pace blah blah blah 74! 74 people have at least 12 HR right now. 105 have at least 10.

      • Cram It says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Wow. And I checked, and only 20 topped 30 in 2015 and 38 last year.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @mcmi11ions: @Cram It: at this rate pitchers will have 30 homer seasons by 2032.

          • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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            @mcmi11ions: Madison bumgarner says hold my beer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: If you don’t get 5 HRs per night on your fantasy team, you fall behind

  19. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey

    Dirty Sanchez is pantry hitting. Once you put the ketchup inside pantry it doesn’t come put until the bubba burger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Haha, I’ll add it to the list

  20. bigbear says:
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    The name for a illogical managerial move that works so they stick with it has to be named after the king of it: It’s Maddoning!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bigbear: people already use this one though (well till now only for maddon as far as i know). it’s certainly apt though.

  21. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty H2H OBP, TBs

    My pollock/taijuan for his McCullers/Mazara

    • Big league choo says:
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      @Big league choo: offered McCullers straight up as well

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Big league choo: McCullers side….not as landslidey as Cram says, but it works for you.

      • Cram It says:
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        @B the Esq.: Objection your Honor! Cull and Maz are clearly young studs. Taijuan is fine but Pollock is a 29 year old who’s played 1 full season because he can’t stay healthy. I’ll allow it, sustained!

  22. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    hold neshek or start grabbing LAA guys who aren’t owned and from this point forward might have this gig, middleton, street, even parker (although clearly parker isn’t the guy he’s the a.miller west) hernandez.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: Right now Neshak actually has the job, I think, so ride with him for now. No idea what the Sosciopath will do, so its completely random luck if you choose right now.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @B the Esq.: i’m not seeing for sure that neshek has anything, neris been used again there and i’m reading neshek himself wants high leverage spots NOT closer spot. that’s why i asked. if it was clear neshek was anything i’d easily hold and not think twice.

  23. Red Two says:
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    “We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it. Please suggest in the comments.”

    Batting’s Disorder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Red Two: Nice, will add it to the list

  24. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Would you start $-7.1 Tyson Ross vs. TOR if you needed the start or is it just too risky?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bobbo: I wouldn’t

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: what about in AL only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Agree with F

  25. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey nice little post for yesterday….I would say the term your looking for is “lineup whispering”

  26. Straily says:
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    Straily home vs Washington in a mixed league…you starting him if you own him?

    • Straily says:
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      @Straily: as for the term, this may not work for the glossary, but I’d call it being a ‘Negative VORP Manager’.

      • Straily says:
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        @Straily: Or a ‘Negative VORM decision’. M for manager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Straily: I’d start Straily, meh on the term

  27. Ben L says:
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    A load of bull shift

    • Ben L says:
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      @Ben L: *bullshift

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben L: Not loving it

  28. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Does Land = Bellinger?

    Have I solved the equation???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: I don’t believe so, but Rudy does the titles

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Can he do mine too???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Question for him

    • @malamoney: it was just a play on one if by land, two if by sea. Bellinger can’t = land for he is a god.

  29. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    with this roster, got beat to mancini off waivers
    C pina (till hedges is good)
    1B rizzo
    2B treat urner
    SS story
    3B lamb
    OF (3) c-sant/brocktune/d.peralta
    util (2) souza/hernan
    BN brinson/lowrie/hoskins/hedges
    NA fisher
    DL braun (this dude’s body is seriously F’d, no wonder i got him so cheap in draft at around 35 or so)
    for power which of gomez/joc/chisenhall, can platoon chisenhall. joc should be platooned by isn’t lately.

    2. deeper league but surprisingly shallower question. souza or gomez? OBP with total bases in both.

  30. John Hagar says:
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    In the Chris Tillman highlight: “I mean, as of right now, he could be coached by Jose Mesa while wearing an Omar Vizquel mask, and it would be more helpful to his career.” LOL!!!

    Grey, you’re awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Hagar: Thanks, wasn’t sure if people would get it

  31. Fungazi says:
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    Typeblast

    sorry it’s early..

  32. mcmi11ions says:
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    Two days ago I started Zack Wheeler in my NL only league and he got LIT UP…I also have Gsellman on that same team, and I thought to myself “Hey me. Wheeler burned you in what is supposed to be a pitcher friendly park. Do I really want to chance it again?” I kept Gsellman on my bench. Winning with getting a Win! A Fool me once example in action! A nerd version of the Wide World of Sports Intro! Exclamation point!

  33. Raoul Duke says:
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    Who do you like better ROS, Story or Thames?

  34. mrbaseball says:
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    Yangervis Solarte Matt Davidson Nicholas Castellanos or Kim Jong Un for rest of season at third base

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @mrbaseball: Solarte is currently hurt, no? Cast.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @mrbaseball: there is no rest of season,too much will change but you no who to grab for now the others wont be a league winner i assure you

  35. Big Mike says:
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    Mr. Ambassador,

    This is a weird season. I’ve got 6 of the Razzball top 17 hitters (Mookie, Arenado, Rizzo, Lindor, Myers, Donaldson), and I’m in fourth place. While killing all the pitching categories – the problem is my bats. I’m top three in wins, k’s, era and whip. Is this Trump-related?

  36. IV says:
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    Glossary term suggestion:
    “Nonsensibility”

    Could also go with
    “Nonsense and Nonsensibility”,
    “No sense, Just nonsensibility”,
    “Outdimwitt”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: I think you’ve outwitted me, I don’t get it

      • IV says:
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        @Grey:
        . I was playing off the whole Sense and Sensibility thing (although I have not read it), and google told me the sensibility part refers to, “In Regency England, sensibility had a different meaning than it does today. It meant a tendency to be overly emotional and/or romantic, or even to be overly influenced by the inputs from your senses rather than by reason” and that is me quoting a quora answers board.

        I think I outwitted myself too by trying to be to clever. This made more sense in my head at the time of posting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  37. StinkyPete says:
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    Middlefingerfix™ Lineup Tool for managers who don’t give a rip about your fantasy team

  38. Lovin' It says:
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    12 Team H2H, My Just Dong and LoMo for his Trout

  39. Ryan says:
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    Starting Paxton today(vs Detroit) today?

    • Chucky says:
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      Det has always been tough v LHP…just sayin’

  40. Mike

    Mike says:
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    serendopity

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      Mike, great to see you man. Hope all is good with you!

      Cheers,

      MP

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        thanks MP, you too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Mike! Good to see you! I don’t get the term tho

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        you too!

        serendipity is a pleasant surprise – the dope is the manager

        eh, I tried…these are like crossword puzzles for cool people. Back to my cryptogram!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sudoku has no losers, only people who give up halfway thru the middle of one on a plane

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            An 8 year old showed me how to do a Sudoku once. I didn’t understand but pretended I did and cried a little on my Junior Jumble.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re mixing up Sudoku with finding Waldo, common misconception

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                ha! I miss our talks. I always learn something.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m a flawcett of knowledge

  41. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey, Grey,

    So, I’ve been holding Bedrosian all season, worrying that he’d lose the CL role to Norris or Street . . . and now I’ve got to worry about him losing it to Hernandez with one of the other relievers going on the DL and one coming off? What. The. F.

    I thought about grabbing Hernandez off waivers, per your advice above, but my roster is jam-packed with injuries and suspensions. Do you REALLY think Yo-Yoscia is going to stick with Hernandez longterm when he’ll have Bedrosian, Street (soon), and Norris (less soon) all pitching in front of him? I think this was a let’s-let-Cam-pitch-in-some-lower-pressure-situations-for-now move, no?

    Love yas!

  42. Matt says:
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    Trade avasail garcia for Carlos Gonzalez?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Matt: Negative

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Avisail side

  43. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I have Alonso, Duda, Pujols for 1B, IN, UT, along with Rosaio in the minors, and Machado at SS and Beltre at 3B.

    I would like to trade Pujols for an OF.
    would getting Kepler be good? or should I expect more for Pujols?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Flowers. 1B- Alonso. 2B- Kinsler. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Pujols.
    OF- Trumbo. OF- Pillar. OF- Drury. OF- Owings. UT- Duda.
    BN- Rosario, Fisher, Chapman. DL- Pollock.
    SP- Cole, Taillon, Paxton, Manaea, Nola, Nova, Berrios. DL- Bumgarner.
    RP- Ramos, Iglesias, JWilson, Bradley, Kahnle, Maton.

  44. KEVIN CORKILL says:
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    What comparable pitcher does Launchangler net you?

    I need pitching, how does this look:
    My Conforto and Launchangler
    for his
    Cruz and Darvish

  45. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Morning Grey, great read!

    Was offered JD Martinez for my Xander Boegarts in a shallow 10 H2H points league (SB = 2pts everthing else is standard ESPN scoring).

    My roster is:

    C – JT Realmuto
    1B – Wil Myers
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS -Boegarts
    OF – Trea Turner, Khris Davis, Duvall, Haniger
    U – Conforto
    U – Miggy

    SP – Carrasco, Verlander, Maeda, Faria, Cotton (awful, i know)
    RP – Melancon, Bush, Colome
    Bench – Rendon, Pujols
    Bench – Mike Montgomery, Taijuan Walker, Rodon, Musgrove
    DL – Salazar, Trout

    Somehow, Im in a tie for first (Trust in SON). The pitchers I have are all streamers aside from Carrasco and Verlander (unfortunately). I probably dont need JD, but will take him if you think its a good deal and would put Trea Turner at SS.

    The guy who offered is stacked at pitching: Kershaw, Kluber, Keuchel (DL), Matz, Carlos Martinez, Fulmer, stroman, Sonny Gray, Duffy (DL), Kyle Hendricks (DL), Hamels (DL).

    1. Take JD and run?
    2. Counter his offer with Boegarts/Miggy and ask for Kluber/Keuchel?
    3. If Kluber/Keuchel is too much, swap one for Carlos Martinez?

    Let me know whatcha think. Its my smallest buy in leauge and half the teams basically quit so streaming options are being rostered and I feel that Im going to need some arms to win the ship.

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Side note: This is living proof 1. you dont need to draft SPs early to win, 2. Razzball is hands down the best fantasy site on planet earth. My roster changes weekly and I smash teams with my bats.

      Thanks again!

  46. Mickey Maloney says:
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    How much of an impact do you think Pollock’s impending return has on Peralta’s ABs?

    • Chucky says:
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      Peralta will play v RHP…….

  47. Adam P. says:
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    Drop Max Kepler for Mazara? That’s a no brainer, right? Also, guys like Sunday Santana or Cameron Maybin? Feels like both of those would be better too? (I’m just really sick of Kepler, is what I’m saying, and I own him everywhere. Thanks.)

  48. Chucky says:
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    ROS: Polanco, Odubel, Peralta and Cargo….thanks

  49. peacecoast says:
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    A
    A. Hoffman at home versus ARI. no way right?

    B. Paxton at home versus DET. tough one. he has sucked, but so did Cole for awhile. please advise.

    C. So I had my teeth whitened yesterday (gift groupon from wife, although wtf kind of gift is that?). what a pain in the ass. spent three hours at this money grubber dentist (he miraculously discovered all these fillings that need to be redone, what an asswipe) and now I can’t drink coffee for 48 hours?! well as you maybe can imagine that shit is impossible. I drank a cup just now (broke down, I was dying) with a straw and let the stream of liquid hit the back of my throat and then quickly rinsed out my mouth with water.

    D. Hitting this year is outta control. The last 3-4 days my guys have killed, but I have lost hitting points overall. It’s crazy. They must have done something to the balls? I read somewhere or heard that the stitches are smaller so the ball is breaking less. Or did I just make that up?

    • @peacecoast: Why there’s usually no ‘C’. Funny shizz, peacecoster.

    • Moneyball says:
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      As someone who has started Hoffman, Faria & Martes in all of their scheduled starts so far… Hoffman is on my bench for this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: A. I don’t see how you bench him with how he’s pitching B. Have to start him C. HA! D. Manfred!

  50. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    A manager who shakes up the lineup, then sticks with it because it works is “Stuperstickious”. ;-)

  51. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Fantastic gems as always!

    I have quite the conundrum with McCullers coming off the DL this week, whom to drop:
    This is a standard 5×5 league, and public I should add…Trumbo? But my damn team name is Rustiest Trumbo!

    S. Perez
    Bour
    Turner
    Sano
    Owings
    Stanton
    Trumbo
    Inciarte
    Zimmerman
    Morrison
    Y. Alonso

    Nelson
    Ray
    Carrasco
    Lester
    Godley
    Wood
    Faria
    J. Wilson
    Bush
    Osuna
    Kimbrel
    Kintzler

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: Id pair one of Kintzler, Wilson or Bush with Lester for a Degrom/Stras type.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: Either what RR said or Wilson, you don’t need 5 closers

  52. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- that first ER for Greinke I just don’t get. Desmond singles, advances to second on throwing error. With a wild pitch he goes to third and scores on an error by the catcher. How is that not unearned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YC: That is odd, not sure

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Really interesting intro discussion on the podcast this week (state of fantasy baseball writing).

    Anywho! In my 12 team H2H OBP OPS keeper (keep 4 only), I can potentially snag Cody Bellinger at $5 (cheapest possible salary) for my $5 Alonso plus one of $25 Stras or $29 Kluber. High price, but worth it for one of the best keepers available in my league?

    I’m in the playoffs and will likely have the first round bye, but don’t have many killer cheap keepers on my roster, so Bellinger would be a great addition. The price is high though . . . fair deal? Any preference between Stras/Kluber? (I’d lean to sell Stras and keep Kluber, only b/c who knows if Stras will be healthy come Sept. playoffs).

    In case relevant, my tentative keepers currently are some combination of $7 Cullers, $5 Moncada, $13 Upton, $5 Haniger, $5 Alonso, $27 Story, $51 Goldy, $58 Harper (Goldy and/or Harper I might just leave to FA then redraft at approximately those prices).

    Thanks!

  54. Ashtray says:
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    Davidson, Franco, Forsythe or Castellanos in an OBP/SLG 14 team league? Currently holding Matt Chapman.

  55. JC says:
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    How about….. I am all about me and want the spotlight at all times demonstrating my genius at every turn. Tinker, Tinker, Tinker, Meglomaniac (apologies to LeCarre).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Meh

  56. Ron P says:
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    Would you trade Bellinger and Price for Kris Bryant?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ron P:

      Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron P: Agree with MP

  57. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Scherzer is a no brain start today vs MIA. Woukd you start Adelman at TB, and Carrasco at BAL? Thanks in advance

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        What about verlander

  58. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey….

    Which side….Bryant for Springer & Robbie Ray?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @TacktheKack: love Bryant but i could see taking Spinger side

      • TacktheKack says:
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        @Grey: yeah I figure springer is ahead of the curve as far as his projections and like you said on podcast Bryant will get his as Wrigley heats up. I had to throw in a top pitcher cuz the dude didn’t want to do trade so I did ray cuz his hr/fb % and I can see him regressing and giving up a lot of homers at home this summer. I have gray and Duffy (gulp) coming of DL soon. Thx for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Dr Y says:
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    starting Paxton today against Detroit?

    • Roger Rabbit says:
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      @Dr Y: Trust your studs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: Agree with RR

  60. WhiteRabbit says:
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    Disorderly Conduct by Joe Maddon

  61. Moneyball says:
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    Brendan Rodgers with a small step for man and a giant long flight from Lancaster, CA to Hartford, CT.
    (A-Adv to AA)

    Nice to see the Phillies start to knock over the dominos.
    Rhys Hoskins and hopefully Scott Kingery objects are closer than they appear.

  62. Paul says:
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    Three year keeper league (3 keepers each team at 3 years max)

    Give: Cody Bellinger ($6, $11, $16 the next 3 years)

    Get: Khris Davis, Corey Kluber, Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole (none worth keeping at their price next season)

    He’s in last place and looking to rebuild. I’m currently in first and trying to secure a title. Not sure I wanna get rid of Bellinger but this is a haul for this season

    • Moneyball says:
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      Championships are the end goal. Always win them when you can.

      Then, find your next Cody.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Besides, it’s only 3 keepers per team?
      This ain’t football. 1-3 players don’t make a fantasy baseball team.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Paul:
      You have to take that deal, man..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Sounds solid

  63. Five-On-One says:
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    Is Norris droppable in a 12-teamer? Any real chance he is the closer when he gets back from the DL?

  64. WhiteRabbit says:
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    BAD … Batting Attention Disorder

  65. peacecoast says:
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    started watching Twin Peaks again from the beginning. Some good shite, sorta. I was a huge fan back in the day.

    HoC has been a let down, no surprise I guess. Shizz gets old after awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Only a few eps into HoC, man, that show is a mess, it’s freakin ludicrous

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: BTW, Line of Duty on Hulu is awesome

  66. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Drop Yasmany for Puig or hold? 6×5 cats avg. and hits count

  67. OaktownSteve says:
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    Don’t sell EE. He’s going to be a top ten hitter rest of the year just like always. It surprises me that more people don’t remember that he stinks every April/May. Every year…should I sell EE questions for two months. Guy likes cold weather less than Jorge Soler and his snow suit uniform.

    Alex Cobb is the best “pitcher” in the major leagues right now. He’s got absolutely nothing. His stuff is terrible. He used to have the best change up in the game and now he can’t even throw it. Based on stuff alone he should never get anybody out. When he retires he’s going to immediately become the best pitching coach in the game.

    I heard a comment on the radio recently that scouts had been whispering about how good Parker Bridewell’s stuff looks. He’s a 25 year old non-prospect with very middling minor league results. Looks like he misses bats and the strike zone a fair amount. Anyway in a pitching starved league I picked him up but didn’t start him but did watch him. I can see the interesting stuff thing. He’s got 96 with some late movement. He’s got a funky slider/change hybrid thing. He managed to hold his own for five innings @NYY. His arm slot is all over the place so the command is pretty iffy. But it did not appear to be a super comfortable AB. I’d keep an eye on him.

    Remember we were talking before the 2016. I was saying it looked a lot like the ball was probably juiced and the offense would be up. Predicted somebody would hit 60 (my guess was Chris Davis)? Well a thing I said then which I totally want to reiterate because I really really think this is true about fantasy baseball and I don’t see anybody else saying it. When offense goes up, the value of starting pitchers goes down. All starting pitchers. Even the good ones. You need to invest MORE of your resources in hitting when offense is like this. In my NFBC 15 my first SP drafted was McCullers pretty late. I’ve had Paxton, Morton, Harvey, some Rockies, assorted streamers, Straily, bunch of crap. My closers are Kintzler and Knebel and I’m top 4 in pitching points. In times of steroid like offense, pitching match ups and parks become more important. It’s actually a boon to active players as you just need to manage the crap out of it.

    • Moneyball says:
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      More or less shouldn’t matter when it’s ‘across the board’ as you stated.

      Logically, just invest to win hitting (and find pitching as needed) regardless.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Moneyball:

        I’m really not sure why it is. I have a couple of theories. All I know is that in the steroid era, I wouldn’t take any pitching until like round 10. In the new dead ball era I came back around and started advocating that you needed not 1 but 2 aces (a style that was very popular and very successful in the NFBC especially) and now I’m back to saying you can wait until very late in pitching in just about any format.

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m surprised that you’re surprised that people don’t understand that baseball is not a two month season.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Wait, the season still has more than half of it left to go?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @OaktownSteve: i’ve heard both yours
      1. all pitchers lose value
      and the more common
      2. top enders (SP) gain value (kershaw etc) and all the rest lose value. i.e. make sure you have one ace then make sure all other top 7 picks are hitters.

      in referenced to the offense is up from comish f’ing with stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I was joking with sell Edwin low, hope that was clear…. Bridwell looked like a pen arm to me…. I agree with investing in hitting, as I say to invest in deep positions vs. ones like catchers… You need the best if everyone’s is good… Pitching is so marginal, I have a 3.50 ERA in a 12 team mixed and I have like a 10 in ERA

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for your insight Oaktown, more of this please!

  68. Swfcdan says:
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    How far apart are Dickerson and Thames in dynastys? I’m still not totally sold C-Dick is this studly due to his anemic BB rate. I’m trying to add a smaller piece to get Thames, you’d rather have him going forward by little/much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Dickerson is like 120 overall, Thames is like 75

  69. Tbone says:
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    Categories are OBP, SLG, R, RBI, HR, SB, K; K, QS, W, L, SV, ERA, WHIP

    Would you deal Bellinger for Sale if 1B is manned by Goldy and OF is Domingo, Upton, Springer, Conforto with Holliday at DH (or rotating OF)?

    …or shoot for the moon with a Conforto for MadBum deal and wait?

    My pitching is weak with Martinez, Teheran, Lynn, and Fulmer being my main cogs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tbone: I’d take Sale

  70. Chris R says:
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    Luis Castillo being called up for Friday’s start. It’s against the nats though. Is it worth a stream, pick up and evaluate or stay away?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris R:
      Pick up and evaluate, if you have the room and don’t need to cut anybody of value.

      Finnegan is back soon and Castillio could head back to AAA, or he shuts down the Nats and the reds keep him up, its not like the Reds have 5 aces or anything..

      • Chris R says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks. if no one else snags him i’ll drop whoever I stream of Corbin/ty blach on thursday.

  71. peacecoast says:
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    Lineup Lockjaw

    ugh it’s terrible isn’t it

  72. The Great Knoche says:
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    Had one of your Rendon terror feelings last night. Made the trade for Seager yesterday in a CBS league. It got processed late afternoon, and I didnt see it before games locked and did not drop Whit in time.

    FMFBBL

  73. William Hung says:
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    Maddon diaper changed the Cubs lineup and moved Rizzo to leadoff – the lineup was shit, cleaned, but it’s only a matter of time before the shit comes back

  74. mike says:
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    jose peraza.whit merrifiled,or bregman ROS

  75. bucktail says:
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    Who to start today? OBP league

    Benintendi vs Ian Kennedy @KC

    or

    Ryon Healy vs Mike Fiers @OAK

  76. joeg414 says:
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    Need a RP to help with K’s per 9. Pickup Givens or Barraclough ?

  77. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS. 23 player roster + 2 DL. 2 Util.

    I have way too many bats…

    I was offered Arenado for my K. Seager, Schebler, Knebel. Pull the trigger?

    Goldschmidt, Odor, Seager, Correa, Cespedes, J. Ramirez, Schebler, M. Adams, Bradley, Haniger, Smoak, Bour, H. Ramirez, and Segura on DL. I currently 4(!) bench bats.

    RP: Rodney, Knebel, Reed, Bedrosian

  78. Rocky Mountain High says:
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    Dickerson, reynolds, and mcullers for moreland, cruz, conforto? Thanks as always

  79. Sampson says:
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    I’m more confused whether or not to pick up Homer Bailey now…..than I was before I read this article.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Sampson:
      Forget Bailey..

  80. Adam says:
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    Lowrie ,hernan Perez,or Peraza??

  81. The Great Knoche says:
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    Maddo-Scoscia-Weissalicious-expi-Counsell-docious

    Their Lineups are Atrocious

  82. patmagroin69 says:
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    Ay Grey, is Bundy droppable in a 12 team mixed league? Would use his spot as a streaming option.

  83. FeverDog says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    A) I give Peralta and get Gio.
    1) Do I need Gio?
    2) Is that a fair trade?
    3) Hernan Perez, Choo, Fowler, Matt Davidson, Altherr, Gennett – if you say do the trade, who do I pick up as Trout’s placeholder?

    B) Would you drop Wieters for Welington?

    c-wieters
    1b-santana
    2b-kinsler
    3b-seager
    of-springer, desmond, peralta
    util-smoak, mazara
    dl-trout

    sp-pineda, berrios, severino, walker, straily, bundy, degrom, nova, quintana, wood
    rp-allen, rivero, neris
    dl-jon gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FeverDog: A) Sounds fine, Fowler for now B. Yes

  84. Stream Weaver says:
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    Anyone know when Rizzo gets 2B eligibility in yahoo?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Stream Weaver: Didn’t see this when I posted – he needs 1 more game… anyone’s guess when that 1 game happens. I wouldn’t be surprised if Maddon doesn’t shift Rizzo to 2B ROS just to mess with everyone in Yahoo.

  85. SallyCips says:
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    I dropped Bedrosian 2 days ago to make another move. He was picked up yesterday morning. I then put Norris on the DL, because reasons I don’t even believe. I picked up Hernandez just now.

    So, in summation, I’m about go on the Nationals merry-go-round all over again, ain’t I?

    UGH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  86. William Hung says:
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    More importantly with Rizzo – 1 more game till 2B eligibility in YAHOO leagues!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  87. Christopher Sherwin says:
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    With Jon Gray scheduled to come off the DL very shortly, where would you rank him ROS number wise 30th overall type SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50ish

  88. Scuffy McGee says:
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    I just packaged Conforto and Trumbo for Segura and now have some lineup flexibility… 11 tm (4 player keeper)

    1B – Healy (1B, 3B)
    2B – Segura
    SS – Correa
    3B – Drury (3B, 2B, OF)
    OF – Judge
    OF – Duvall
    OF – Bellinger (1B, OF)
    Utility – Peraza (SS, 2B, OF) or Odor

    I’ll be able to pick up one player fo free, but then will have some decisions to make. Logan Morrison is available as a 1B, Haniger, Mallex, Souza, ODB are all free as OF options. I need hits, SB’s and average. I could play Bellinger at 1B and move Healy to 3B or drop him. Could drop Drury. Could drop Peraza. Lots of options, would love your opinion.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Lomo

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Gracias amigo! Is Guerra, Straily, or Cobb must-owns in an 11 tm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: *high five*

  89. lwomack58 says:
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    Lost Norris to DL-was going to put wavier bid for Cam but you suggest Hernandez-currently have Giles and Holland as closers. Best to wait for the other shoe to drop on the closer carousel and use Norris spot for streaming pitchers or add Hernandez and hope for the best.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Hernandez

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Haven’t added yet. Thoughts on Matt Albers. Sounds like Dusty likes him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could get a few saves before they trade for someone

              • lwomack58 says:
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                @Grey:

                Who do you prefer- Albers or Hernandez

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hernandez

  90. Sad Keanu says:
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    Need to add some arms. Best two pitchers of this group: Lugo, Dolittle, Hammel, Montgomery, Ross, Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle, Montgomery

  91. Murph says:
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    Would you start Manaea vs the Astros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes @ home

  92. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    What up Grey!

    1) Please rank on ROS value for 6×6 roto league (OPS is the 6th category) G Polanco, Mazara, Conforto.

    2) Picked up B McCarthy in my shallow 10 teamed mixed league for the spot start last night, and was surprised by how good his numbers are. Where do you slot him in moving forward? Top 35 guy like a J Nelson and Happ, per your podcast talk? Higher, lower?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Conforto, Maz 2. Top 50ish, streamer

  93. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you start Blach @home vs Mets? SON has him at 0.3

    Also how about [email protected]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Blach

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I feel the same about Blach

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: The Mets are going to light his tits up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • larry says:
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          @Cram It:

          We’ll see.

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

  94. Ron Swanson says:
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    In dire need of pitching as I have Sonny gray cueto hoffman and godley (thats it for starters) i have 5 closers. Should i trade Segura and Odor for Carlos martinez and Calhoun? I have didi and pedroia for ss/2b. Or is that too much for Cmart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  95. Nightmare! says:
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    What’s up Lord.

    In my 12 team h2h points league I have 3 relief pitchers
    Chapman
    Severino
    Herrera

    Would you roll severino and chappy every week and try to package Herrera in a deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  96. The Guy says:
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    Drop tom Murphy for barreto on a bench spot where I’m starting Lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. ryanoger says:
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    Marte or HanRam for the second half of the season?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      *Starling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  98. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Phillies have lost 9 of last 10, throw Wacha at them in Philly tonight?
    He threw 6 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits with couple of K’s and couple of BB’s on June 10 v them in St Louis.

    I am thinking no as he has sucked on the road this year. Just looking for the good old 2nd opinion. Maybe you know something I don’t..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  99. ryanoger says:
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    Start Drew Pom @KC today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        I don’t, rather, should I stream him today?

  100. ambrose says:
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    grey- for weeks i’ve been staring at my team wondering what to do… better keeper value forever – Odubel or Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

      • ambrose says:
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        @Grey:

        <3 thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. PHIL says:
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    need to drop one Clevinger or Brinson ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  102. Big league choo says:
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    Dynasty league 7×7 with Qs

    Drop snell for Luke weaver?

    Someone dropped him after he went on minor league dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey grey,

    Two separate 12-tm H2H OBP/QS leagues.

    1) Trade Judge for Kershaw?
    2) Trade Kershaw for Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Sounds fine

  104. Stumanji! says:
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    10 team h2h OPS league, Pujols was just dropped. Do you like him ROS over any of Piscotty, Broxton, Schebler, or Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  105. Alex says:
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    Manaea has a tough test vs. HOU in Oakland tonight. I’m probably keeping him on my bench. Anyone rolling the dice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him in every home game

  106. Matty says:
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    I was just offered Bruce and Carpenter for Springer in a H2H redraft where I’m struggling.
    Will Bruce maintain his current production and Carpenter serve as a proficient enough Odor-full-in (until he comes around) for it to be worthwhile? I’m leaning toward no but like to throw these things out for commenter comments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  107. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’ve long been a fan of Montgomery, he’s got three pitches that get swings and misses, and drive groundballs in the curve, change, and cutter. He’s just 1.5% of whiffs on the cutter from having three pitches with a 10% SwStr, and 50%+ GB%. None of this mean’s he’s good, but there’s some upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  108. vee says:
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    how about the Freudian Shuffle?

    anything related to Freudian? not really but sounds funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  109. Mo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Bundy and Odorizzi worth holding on to in 12team?
    guys like freeland, lamet, meyer and hammel on WW
    cats are W ERA WHIP K and K/BB

    and CGomez>Domingo??

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not — Sure, try Gomez

      • Mo says:
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        They’re not as in drop bundy and odorizzi?
        who do you like the most out of those pitchers?
        Meyer? Hammel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You asked if they’re worth holding, I said they’re not

  110. Humm Baby says:
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    What do you guys think about giving up Chapman and Didi G. for Trea Turner? I would get Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Turner

  111. Longbeachyo says:
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    As you wish…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      haha

  112. Polancodonk says:
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    “when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it”: four-leaf hangover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  113. bigbear says:
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    Glossary term: kiting scheme. Dude writes a check off money that hasn’t cleared the account yet… Catch me if you can!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the reference, don’t know if it works here

  114. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Would you drop Bundy for Jordan Montgomery? This would be my SP6 or 7. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  115. Clive says:
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    Who wins Berrios for J Abreu trade?

    Need a hitter but could grab Alonso or Adams off waivers and hold Berrios. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  116. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Diss-order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll add it to the list

  117. Q says:
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    Choose one to stream, if you’d be so kind.

    J Zimmermann @ SD ($9.9)
    Matt Moore v NYM ($10.9)\
    Dinelson Lamet v DET ($12)

    It’s the kid, right? Cuz at least he might not suck, while we kinda know the others do? Though, DET is best offense of the list, right?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  118. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Which one of these to stream:

    Nola vs. StL (C-Mart) – SON 11.8

    or

    J. Cotton @ CHW (Pelfrey) – SON 5.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  119. Ron P says:
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    H2H Points league I got 4 trade options and would like your call on each one.

    1) Which side – Bellinger, Price, Todd Frazier, JBJ or Bryant, Cain?

    2) Which side – Bellinger, Price, C. Santana, JBJ or Bryant, Abreu?

    3) Which side – Bellinger, Price, Todd Frazier, JBJ or Bryant, Hamels?

    4) Which side – Bellinger, Price, Bautista, JBJ or Bryant, Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant on all

  120. Shane Paps says:
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    When managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it – how about Shizzup?

    EX: Maddon’s latest shizzup is infuriating! Rizzo could have so many more RBIs at cleanup…Be happy with hot streak and pipe down random Razzball commenter! – Joe Maddon
    Ahhh Maddon wins again -__-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  121. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Dear Grey, Schwarber or Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  122. Alfredo Goncalves says:
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    As a Stranger Things Tribute … “Lineupside Down World”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the tribute, but not sure it works, I’ll run it by Rudy

      • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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        @Grey: Dee-mo-Gordon…run away from that mf’er…roll dexterity to see if it worked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  123. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 teamer redraft.

    Drop Schebler and/or Benintendi for JBJ, Conforto?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  124. jjag69 says:
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    IBS – Irrational Batting (order) Syndrome. Viewing that lineup fills me with the sudden urge to defecate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not bad, will add it to the list

  125. flye says:
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    The Cubs lineup does remind me of the proverbial monkey throwing darts beating the stock market… so the manager is a Dart Monkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: I love it this one. of course, I’m partial to any monkey reference.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  126. matt ball says:
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    Need to add a SS in a 6×6 OPS league. Dansby, Addison, Orlando or Aledmys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  127. Eric says:
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    You starting Rich Hill at home vs. NYM tonight? Come on.. it’s the Mets!!

    Thanks

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Eric: I am! but I also started Bundy on Monday. I’m a crazy monkey in a H2H league!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eric: The Mets are 9th in the league in runs per game, tied with Cleveland and Milwaukee, so all you Mets haters can go fly a kite.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eric: Oh and 3rd in runs per game away from home, so here’s to Hill getting his tits lit up.

  128. Curious George Springer says:
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    how about — Post hoc, ergo batter hoc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll run them by Rudy, but I don’t know

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: it’s just one — based on the latin phrase “post hoc, ergo propter hoc” which is the logical fallacy of believing that because the second event (e.g., a home run) happened after the first event (e.g., being moved in the lineup) then the first event must have caused the second event.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ve been reading too much, monkey!

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Grey: the man with the yellow hat is always taking me to the library! I read all the dinosaur books, all the books about firetrucks (I love fire trucks) and all the books about jungle animals. Eventually it was Latin phrase books!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn monkey!

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Tweak: yeah, that does sound better, probably. Collaboration!

  129. peacecoast says:
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    Lin(e)ope!

    fuck another bad one, there is some potential in there tho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  130. demribbies says:
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    Which one of CarGo, Smoak or Bour do you want for power ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  131. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Glossary Term- Swipe Right – if line ups were a tender app, i would swipe right on this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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        @Grey: bastard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  132. Dan says:
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    Ive been offered stanton and andrus for lindor and kemp. Is this worth giving up lindor ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  133. Curious George Springer says:
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    I’ve seen you recommend starting Hill and Manaea. You good with also starting Paxton at home against Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: His release point issues don’t have you running for the hills? He ain’t right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Paxton, he’s all f’ed up right now. He’s said as much too, mechanics are off.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh

            • Tweak says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: This is why I sold him today. Dynasty league, 12-teamer. I got Derek Fisher and Victor Robles back.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Curious George Springer: You didn’t see him recommend starting Paxton three times above. Bad monkey!

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Cram It: I guess I was just monkeying around!

  134. demribbies says:
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    Wack Stack.

    “Maddon put Rizzo in the leadoff to get things going and he hit a HR in his first AB so now we’re all stuck w/ this god awful Wack Stack.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll run it by Rudy

  135. CMUTimmah says:
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    Bench Verlander vs Seattle tonight?

    I have Paxton also… so I’m thinking about putting all my eggs in his basket… then doing naughty things to the basket hoping for some Paxton babies that will grow up left handed throwing gas so they can take care of me the rest of my life…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both and pray

  136. ChiCitySox says:
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    If you had to go with just 1 for the rest of the year, Frazier or Davidson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  137. Tweak says:
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    I’d like to suggest “Rosterotic Asphyxia”

    You probably don’t want to try it, but if you do, and it works, you can’t stop until it kills you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I’ll run it by Rudy

  138. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Yo Grey! Had an interesting counter thrown my way while trying to trade for Xander.

    I am looking to move an OF for him and landed on Conforto (out of Ozuna, Yoenis, Khris, Desmond, C Santana). I offered Desmond to eventually counter with Conforto, but he countered with Story for Desmond.

    So, which trade is better for me, ROS:

    My Conforto for his Xander
    My Desmond for his Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  139. Brett says:
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    Mallex smith or Herrera?12 team 6×6 with ops the extra category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  140. PD says:
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    Was offered Gallo for Andrew Miller in a s/h league. I want more power but with Donaldson & Goldy on the corners I dunno where Gallo’d fit + I’ve been rotating Didi/Story/Shaw to the extra INF position.

    Does Story offer the power I’m looking for? He’s certainly looked much better since June arrived –
    hitting .300 for the month so far. Are the dingers next? I think I’ve talked myself out of this trade

    Also – Who would you keep Miller or Chapman ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is terrible

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: realized that the more I was typing my post. Glad to have confirmation. Thanks.

        Since been offered JoeyBats for Miller. Still a no.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: also countered the Gallo deal w/ Final Boss +Jed Lowrie for Cano.

  141. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto keeper – would you deal Cano and maybe Marwin to get Xander under control for the next 4-5 years (albeit w a 2nd round reference)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. OaktownSteve says:
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    Not sure if this fits today’s glossary derby but “maddoning” is a glossary term waiting for a definition.

    Bob Melvin is maddoning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels too specific

  143. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Rizzo, billy Hamilton for Stanton and benintendi posttions don’t matter ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  144. First or Nothing says:
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    1. Not a fan of trading pitchers but have an offer of his Arrieta for my Verlander. Both struggling but thinking perhaps a Cub is a better path to wins? Or just trading headaches here?

    2. Would you trade Verlander and K Seager for Greinke? I would use the open slot to grab Holliday or Addison. My CI and Utility positions are good….Rizzo, LoMo, Lamb, Pujols. So I could part with the soon-to-get-hot Seager!

    3. Would you trade Quintana for Maurer?

    I own Rizzo and Schebler. If Solo HRs was a category, I would be golden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. They both have issues 2. Meh 3. Sure

  145. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Correa or machado ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  146. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Davidson or Bregman? (This season only)

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: I’m going with Davidson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davidson

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks! One more quickly: C. Santana, C. Gomez, or EY Jr.? (Basically looking for a decent bench bat). Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Santana, quick enough?

          • Bernie Brewer says:
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            @Grey: Ironic that when asked quickly, you picked, by far the slowest guy!

            Thanks, Grey, you’re the best!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  147. Crime Dog says:
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    Shit-switched, shit-swapped… I just like the word shit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, meh

  148. SallyCips says:
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    Coffee break question: I think I’m done with Gallo for now. Should I drop him Davidson or Kendrick? Or would you hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davidson

  149. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Sorry for all these rizzo questions bunch of people want him for 2b.

    Rizzo Hamilton for Edwin and Jose ram ops league

  150. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m doubling down on Pivetta today. Pivetta sounds like one of those almost word car names. “The all new Chevy Pivetta!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost went with him today

  151. Nature Boy says:
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    Jon Gray or Dylan Bundy in keeper?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Nature Boy: gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: #Gre/aybias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh man, don’t slash my name!

  152. Troglodyte says:
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    We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it.

    Suckhole – When your player gets put in a bad hitting hole but it sucks so good the first time the manager keeps going back to it.

    FetishHole – When the manager has an unhealthy fetish batting said player in a particularly bad spot.

    Chick’d – When the manager keeps batting a bunch of girls ahead of your superstar

    Fracked – When it’s fracking insane he keeps hitting in that spot

    Hat Pecked – When the manager set the lineup by drawing names out of a hat, it worked and now he’s sticking with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmmm… maybe hat pecked, I’ll run it by rudy

  153. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Should I deal Odor for Pineda? In dire need of an SP and have Pedroia and Segura as my other 2B’s. Any thoughts? Also, I seem to favor the term”Bojangle” (with the long “o”) for a manager who messes up the lineup, then keeps it when it works.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Andy Dwyer: thinking you can do better, but if you can’t, and this will make the difference for your team, then I say do it!

      Carpenter Diem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not loving bojangle

  154. Slowmez says:
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    McCullers coming off the DL, Who would you drop given the rest of my SP’s?

    Scherzer
    Darvish
    Cole
    R Ray
    Nova
    Paxton
    Bundy
    Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  155. Crime Dog says:
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    Are you starting Sean Duke Newcomb tonight against the Giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  156. primetime says:
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    Grey, drop fowler, salazar, morales or mancini for matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  157. ryanoger says:
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    Carrasco or Alex Wood ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  158. DJ says:
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    5×5 h2h 10 team

    I have ODB as my bench bat, hold or drop for any of the following;

    Piscotty
    Fowler
    Bruce
    Gomez
    Adams
    Souza
    C Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

      • DJ says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome

  159. 200 Proof says:
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    “We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it. Please suggest in the comments.”

    Bangfreeze

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof:

      Or Bang Freeze, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that a Chingy song?

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        No idea. Is Chingy a band, an artist, or a racial slur?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe all three, what’s a bangfreeze?

          • 200 Proof says:
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            @Grey:
            When a manager freezes the batting order.

            • 200 Proof says:
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              @200 Proof:
              …play on brainfreeze.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, a play on brain freeze, yeah, hmm… Not sure it works

  160. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Carrasco @BAL (3.7)
    Guerra vs. PIT (-10.1)
    Biagini @TEX (-17.4)
    Walker @COL (-20.5)

    I’m assuming Carrasco is the only start tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, only Carrasco

  161. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer

    Miggy

    Lamb
    Haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  162. Adam says:
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    Davidson,Peraza,or Bregman ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  163. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, non keeper, roto, 5×5.

    give- Cameron Maybin, Jim Johnson.
    get- Gary Sanchez, Brett Gardner, Mike Fiers.

    I have to take this?

    Sanchez is an upgrade at catcher over Wieters, who I would drop.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Wieters. 1B- Alonso. 2B- Kinsler. 3B- Arenado. SS- Lindor.
    OF- Cruz. OF- KDavis. OF- Benintendi. UT- Maybin. UT- Yelich.
    BN- MxSmith, Bour, Owings. DL- Freeman.
    SP- Scherzer, deGrom, Archer, Manaea. DL- Syndergaard.
    RP- Diaz, Colome, Rivero, Johnson, Bedrosian, Doolittle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  164. larry says:
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    Braun, Souza, C. Taylor or JBJ. Which two do you want on your team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, JBJ

  165. Firefighter038 says:
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    H2H points Keeper

    C – who cares (but Zunino)
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Rizzo
    3B – Machado
    SS – Correa
    OF – Harper
    OF- Bryant
    OF – Benintendi
    DH – Springer
    DH – Seager

    Bench – Lamb, LoMo, Schoop, Altherr, L. Garcia
    Minors – Moniak, Acuna, Maitan

    1. Long term who will be the better fantasy SS, Correa or Seager?
    2. Got an offer of McCullers, Rodon, Snell, Avisail Garcia, Longoria for Seager, Springer, Giolito which is a no.
    3. My bats are stacked, but I’d like some more pitching. Would a counter of
    Seager, Springer, Norris, (or Pineda, Walker, Ross, Biagini, Pomeranz, Maeda, Salazar, Martes)
    for Wood, McCullers, Rodon, Garcia, Longoria be giving up too much value?

    I value bats more, which is why I’ve accumulated them. But we use 10 starts per week. I’m getting by with Kershaw, Pineda, and Cole my only somewhat consistent options. We increase keepers 2 each year, and are up to 14 with 2 minor league spots next season. So I’d like a couple more top end pitchers to rely on and as keepers going into next year. Thoughts? Thanks for all your guys help and wisdom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Correa 2. ok 3. Not good

  166. H says:
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    Believe it or not, I have an empty DL spot open. Is Syndergaard worth a DL stash right now or don’t bother with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not?

  167. The Harrow says:
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    for CI slot guy, dejong/valencia/spangenberg? OPS. what order too, in numerous leagues at least 2 of these are around but not all 3 (or maybe i have one of them)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia, DeJong

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: what about carter, albeit if i grab carter over valencia i’d have only longo at 3B entirely (and pujols in CI still) carter would either be util or sub for pujols off days, or maybe pujols benched.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Valencia

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Grey: will stick with him, had for a while, just noticed his last 2 week OPS is really awful and no lefties coming up shortly in 7 days including today.

  168. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Bour or Carlos Santana ros ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  169. ShaghaiShakes says:
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    Don’t know if Girardi or Dusty are the kings of changing a lineup for the worst….but for name sake, i’m going with crap-dusting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, but too specific on Dusty

  170. Brett says:
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    12 team league strategy question. I have Jon gray coming back next week. I may trying to do a 2 for 1 to get a roster spot and then I would pick up Duffy to stash in the dl spot gray is currently in. If I can tell make a trade I will need to cut maeda. Should I just cut maeda now for Duffy to ensure getting him or should I hold on to maeda still trying to get a trade.

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: if I can’t make a trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  171. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5,10tm. Odor/Ozuna for Desmond/schoop/kintzler? I’m trying to sell rp as Britton is coming back from DL soon but I’m ahead by a good amount in saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor side, looks fair

  172. Stream Weaver says:
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    Andrew Moore worth an add or wait and see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait and see

  173. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    16 team league with this injured mess of a rotation. QS/holds added, 6 keepers and thor/pollock in DL slots
    SP wood/pomeranz (i got lucky to have been able to add him right when he was at his worst and i needed SP the most)/meyer/norris/hahn/shoemaker/sabathia/rodon/paulino (was adleman today)
    RP norris/glover/betances/rivero/barnes

    hold norris or drop for one of hernandez/phelps/barnes (MIL)/strickland or drop one of the SP, hold norris and grab one of these?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez over Norris

  174. herschel says:
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    Glossary Term: Batting Dysmorphia, treatment may include counseling and antidepressant medication.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’ll run it by Rudy, but think we’re going with New Whirled Order

  175. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, h2h pts for ROS – need to drop one: S.Gray, Godley, Nelson, Straily – thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  176. John Hagar says:
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    “when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it”: line-up schmotatoing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think we’re going with New Whirled Order

  177. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Give up Alex Wood for Donaldson, what side? (no brainer right, Donaldson?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  178. ryanoger says:
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    What’s up with Tom Murphy’s playing time? Does he only catch Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Platooning

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        You still think Murphy over Contreras and Avila?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, Willson

  179. Still not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    In first in my keeper league (15 team, 5×5, mixed; outfield spots broken down by position) narrowly, want to consolidate my starting pitching (Greinke, Wood, Jimmy Nelson, J. Montgomery, Fulmer) and strengthen 2b (chris taylor) and 3b (longo). I have Bour at CI and Smoak at U. Another owner wants to do a fire sale — is this a reasonable return for Rizzo and some bits of fluff.? Or should I hold and put him at 2b in couple weeks?

    Give: Rizzo, Delino, Salazar, and some middle relief arms, Get: Blackmon, Dee Gordon, Y. Alonso, J. turner, Keuchel and Chase Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent, Hubie

  180. Still not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    thanks, boss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Hubie

  181. Brett says:
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    Would you rather e3 or miggy going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  182. Paul says:
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    Gray help. Do i trade my correa and robbie ray for her machado and verlander or price or lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado and Lester sounds fine

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man! I could also just get away with trading my correa to her for machado and leaving the pitchers out of it so just hanging onto ray. What do you think. Oh and by she i mean she my girlfriend. Last thing i want to do is fuck this up and have her thinking about robbie ray when we have sex while i think about what used to be with lester. Redraft points. By the way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take just Machado, but won’t she start thinking of Correa?

          • Paul says:
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            @Grey:
            Dammit youre right. Hes friggin dreamy. So youre saying rest of season ray over lester. Like better than him. Not over him in a sexual way. But a boy can dream

  183. ryanoger says:
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    Duffy or T Walker for the second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man!

  184. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better sagnof spec – street or neshek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  185. Oh says:
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    Any reason to think Oh’s job is in jeopardy, whether by bad play, a trade, or Rosenthal playing better? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just saved a game

      • Oh says:
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        @Grey: he also gave up another run…you think he’s pretty safe? Deciding whether to accept a relatively inexpensive offer for him. Thanks again.

  186. dfrench23 says:
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    My worst OF is Danny Valencia in a 14-team 5×5 (OBP) and am looking at the WW.

    Do I make a drop and add one of these guys?

    Scoooooooter, M.Taylor and his mysterious illness, Leury Garcia and a DL’d finger (!?!) along with Eddie Rosario and Grossman.

  187. dfrench23 says:
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    Also, is it safe to drop Alex Avila if I can’t find a trade partner? I have Tom Murphy and Russell Martin in a 2-catcher 5×5 (OBP) 14-team roto league.

  188. Slappy Jack says:
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    its easy to hit .218 in a SSS
    but Happ isn’t probably better than a .260
    and I think a few .260 guys bat cleanup
    jus sayin

    this is not to discount the Maddon Madness however, it’s still a thing of mystery

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