Tolleson had his cookies tossed for the last time on Tuesday.  Or maybe Shawn Tolleson caused his owners’ cookies to be tossed?  Sounds too passive, said Flesch-Kincaid, but you get the idea.  By the by, why is tossing food so gross?  Tossing one’s cookies should be a glorious thing.  Who doesn’t want cookies tossed at them?  Please toss your cookies into my mouth!  Then there’s tossing salad?  That sounds healthy and like a spring morn.  Why is tossing salad so bad?  I’d love a salad tossing and a jog around the Maypole!  Any hoo!  There’s no more Tolleson, and Sam Dyson will step in as the Rangers closer.  Glad to see Rangers manager, Jeff Banister, finally react.  Though, it took a long time since Tolleson’s ERA is over nine.  Banister’s reflexes are so slow Bautista could’ve snuck in a punch on him.  Maybe they should’ve let Odor punch Tolleson’s card.  He would’ve been out on April 4th.  “You’re done!”  “That was one pitch.”  “I don’t care, now I will punch you.”  Sam Dyson should be owned in all leagues.  Will Tolleson regain the role?  Maybe, if Dyson gets injured, but it seems highly unlikely otherwise and can be dropped in most leagues.  Hey, Tolleson, don’t let the door hit you, where Odor split your lip.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Henderson Alvarez – His shoulder MRI was inconclusive.  In fairness to the MRI, that same MRI was used on Garrett Richards and then ignored, so the MRI was kinda annoyed.

Jed Lowrie – On track to return on May 25th.  Hopefully Zola Budd isn’t behind him.  #neverforget

Khris Davis – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Because I’m turning Smurf talking superlatives about Khris Davis, let’s go back to what February Grey said, “I’m shocked I haven’t done a sleeper post for Khris Davis.  I guess I should say, “I haven’t done a Khris Davis sleeper post yet,” because it’ll be coming.  I mean I have to imagine it will.  He hit 27 homers in 121 games last year and only six players hit homers on average for a longer distance.”  And that’s me quoting me wrongly predicting a sleeper post!

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.54.  Of the 18 outs Hill got, only five were in the air.  Rich Hill’s Sniglet of the Day is Ballsonthegroundswell.

Danny Valencia – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .357.  Danny Valencia and Khris Davis are vying for a Moneyball sequel, “-Vis a V, Air Go The Ball.”

Carson Smith – Recovering slowly from outings and could head back the DL.  I noticed he wasn’t relieving more than a game a week and dropped him in the one league I owned him in.  You need middle relievers that pitch effectively and often.  That’s the Grey Albright Pro-Tip of the Day, trademark, acronym and hashtag pending.

Steven Wright – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  He reminds me so much of the great seasons that Tim Wakefield put up.  It’s not just because of the knuckler and the Red Sox, but due to…Actually, those are the reasons.  I lied initially.

David Price – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.53.  This game came against the Royals, so you know what that means?  When Price faces the Royals in the playoffs, it’s going to be even more surprising.  But he pitched well in May!

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Don’t even bother.  I tried him for a few days in one league and the Red Sox go to Ryan Hanigan way too much.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-7 and his 7th homer as he stays insanely hot.  JBJ will fight for civil rights as portrayed by Bryan Cranston and will be a viable third outfielder as declared by Big Magoo.

Mike Moustakas – Beginning rehab in Double-A Northwest Arkansas and should return on Saturday.  In related news, Northwest Arkansas welcomed it’s first Greek person.  “Sou-vodka?”  “No, souvlaki.”  “I’ve never drank souvlaki either.”  “You don’t drink it, Cletus, you eat it.”

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, now he’s one home run above his pace from last year!  Take that last season!

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-8, 2 runs and two steals (9, 10).  Steals are partially due to running on the knuckler, but Escobar is hitting leadoff for a solid offensive team (in theory, the Royals haven’t been great so far this year), and could steal 30 bases on the year.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.95.  This start came in Camden — Came-den? — and he should’ve likely been benched in fantasy because it was a tough matchup, but I was hoping Walker would show he’s on some next level shizz.  Turned out, he’s on same level shizz.  It’s a good level, but it’s not next level.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  He was a hot schmotato last week, then he cooled off, now he might be getting hot again.  …and so went the days of our schmotatoes.

Matt Wieters – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Well, you knew he’d get to three homers eventually.  I mean, Keith Law did say he was a once-in-a-lifetime bat!  Perhaps he meant the life of a fruit fly that was born right before Wieters hit the homer and died right after he rounded the bases.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Okay, but since I told you to sell him his average has dropped from .340 to .304.

Chris Tillman – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, ERA at 2.61.  Mean’s while, Dallas Keuchel’s ERA is over-5.  Oopsie-doopsie.

Jose Reyes – Will report to the Rockies spring training facility and await a trade, I mean, wait to play games on May 31st.  If I were his wife, I’d own Trevor Story in fantasy and flaunt it in his face.

Adam Wainwright – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.92.  Yesterday, there was a lot of consternation (prolly wrong word) about the Stream-o-Nator suggesting people start Wainwright.  Shorthand:  Rockies are not good away from Coors.  Further reading, see Corey Dickerson.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.71 vs. Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.99.  Solid starts from two unsung performers.  Did I say unsung?  I meant, serious dung.  My bad!

Odubel Herrera – Sat out yesterday with back discomfort.  He seems unconcerned about it.  Though, he looks unconcerned about everything.  Dude, you just see Medusa?

Tyler Goeddel – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Goeddel, who only sounds like he’d be talking about a master race, wasn’t playing at all for the first six weeks, then suddenly he began to play every day and hit.  Hard to get super enthused on a Phillie, but he’s hitting over .350 in the last week and has three hits in two of the past three games.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 16th save.  Random Prediction Alert!  He’ll be fine until July, go to the All-Star Game and give up runs in relief and then never be the same.  The syndrome known colloquially as, Atlee Hammaker-osis.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer.  Hey, it’s Chris Shelton!  Where you been Chris Shelton?  Say hello to you mother for me.

Jason Castro – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 3rd homer as he continues to catch.  I wonder if Gattis got his (almost rhyme!) catcher’s mitt down to the minors and the Astros were like, “Holy schnikeballs, this guy can’t catch a bus, forget about a pitcher,” and they’re just not saying anything because teams lie all the time.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  The Astros are like the Mean Girls with the word fetch.  They really want Gregerson to be the closer.  With this save, his leash goes out a bit and fetch can still be a thing.

Tony Kemp – 2-for-3 as Colin Moran (0-for-3) was the DH.  I think Kemp, Moran and Tyler White as like those bags of sand in the Indiana Jones movie that he moves into place to avoid triggering the alarm.  One of these days, the Astros will just miss getting a bag of sand in place and A.J. Reed will emerge.

Mat Latos – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.00.  Latos was beat by a Fister (6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.22) and I think that might’ve been singlehandedly the reason Dallas Latos quit Twitter.

Jumbo Diaz – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER as he was recalled from the minors.  When he reentered the Reds bullpen, he screamed “Jumbo pimp!” and then sought high fives.  He could quickly become the Reds closer because the other guys they have are garbage that is sitting in the dumpster for six years repeatedly being defecated on by homeless people.  Although, Jumbo allowed a run yesterday without giving up a hit.  Finding new ways to suck!

Tony Cingrani – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, and third blown save.  There should be police caution tape around the Reds bullpen.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 7th and 8th homers, hitting .290.  Someone asked yesterday if they should sell Bruce high.  Since he’s really a .225 hitter, and he started well last year only to take a nosedive in the 2nd half, the answer is yes.  Sell, if you can.  Though, outside of housewives in Jersey, I don’t know who Bruce appeals to.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Damn, he makes me want to go to the Red Sea and take pictures of the Suez Canal only to photoshop the name to Suarez.  That’s pure excitement.

Michael Brantley – Terry Francona said Brantley has no timetable.  Is that the saddest news ever for a player?  They can’t even decide how long he’ll be out.  It’s like being told by a girl, “I don’t know when I’m going to want to have sex again.”  Do you just go out and find someone else?  Do you let her sit in your DL slot while you send her funny eCards?  Do you take her picture and your picture and make a JibJab with them?  Do you just drop her?  What do you do?!

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (3, 4) and legs (9) and now hitting around .700 in the last three days.  Mediocre Reds pitching is partially to blame, but Rajai is one smoking hot schmotato.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  After he crosses home plate, he should do a Lindor Truffle Shuffle, which isn’t like Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle, but instead it’s him miming carefully trying to remove that freakin’ impossible-to-remove foil on Lindor truffles.

Mike Clevinger –  5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Clevinger streamer!  Yeah, he’s looked solid in the minors (9+ K/9), but wild (4+ BB/9) and old for never having major league experience, and will likely be bumped from the rotation when Carrasco returns. Though, his sister should marry Steve Clevenger’s sister just to confuse people into thinking they’re inbreeding.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.31 vs. Jimmy Nelson 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Lackey vs. Nelson is like the UFC fight of Safe vs. Risky.  Yesterday, Risky took the win, but Safe will be able to go home to see the wife and kids while Risky will crawl up into a ball in a motel, wondering how it all became hookers and coke.  Risky’s got the life!

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  My team with the most catcher homers is a team where I drafted Mesoraco and d’Arnaud, only to lose them and end up with Casali and Flowers.  Holy puntburgers!

Julio Teheran – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  He’s pitching like he knows he’s going to be shipped out of the country by Trump for having a Muslim-y last name.  Teheran #1!  Though, not really.  He’s fine if the Stream-o-Nator is feeling it, but I wouldn’t own him in most leagues.

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer in only ten games played.  Too bad he missed the first month or he would’ve challenged Barry Bonds’ homer record.

Bartolo Colon – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  It came out yesterday that Colon has been living two lives with two different women with two different families.  How the NY Post didn’t use the headline, Big Love, I will never know.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  No one tell Yoenis that he’s no longer in a contract year.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.86.  Treat the demons just like Pam, I mean, I’d mess with your friends, but damn Gio.  Of course, he’s not a sub-2 ERA pitcher, but no one thinks that, so what happens when a guy is pitching that far above his head?  Just ride it out and hope the ultralight beam lasts forever.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal.  Two hits?  In one game?!  Glory be the Dusty!  Glory be the Dusty!  It’s a miracle!

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  I’d be very interested in Eovaldi if he were traded to the NL West.  Very, very.  Now?  Not so very.

Shelby Miller – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.64.  Damn, would’ve been fun if his ERA was 6.66 and GM Dave Stewart thought he was the devil.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.96.  Someone should motion to James Shields that what Pomeranz is doing is what pitchers in Petco do.  Just a motion, no need for a nudge.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Trying day yesterday in San Diego for the Gangly Manbird.  San Diego Zoo tried to capture him and bring him back ‘home,’ but Posey saved him which was preceded by lots of hijinks.

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Um, yeah, Padres.

Devon Travis – Moved his rehab to Triple-A.  Ugh, packing and unpacking a suitcase?  That sounds awful!  Though, it’s good for his eventual arrival in Toronto within the next few days.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week with two homers.  This happens from time to time, but I’m kinda over Saunders.  I mean, he’s been fine, but you know he’s gonna go cold and get benched.  Damn, I sound defeated.  Get it together, Fantasy Master Lothario!

Alex Colome – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 10th save, ERA at 1.56.  Surprised at how emphatically Kevin Cash said the Rays are going right back to Boxberger when he returns, but it must be getting dictated from above to see if Boxberger can generate trade value and then they go back to Colome.  I don’t know, just weird I’m tellin’ ya.

Desmond Jennings – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Now has two homers in his past two games played.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and he’s been hitting .375 in the last week with two homers.  Too many schmotatoes, too little interest in the Rays.  If I had to choose one schmo from the Rays, I’d go Kiermaier.  Begrudgingly.

Logan Morrison – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .170.  Glad to see he’s no longer hitting 2nd in the order.  Now he’s hitting fifth.  *tries to hold in a laugh, accidentally poops self*  Aw, man, I thought that was only holding in sneezes.

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 9th homer.  Who is this?  Trout?  Bleh.  He’s so 2015!

Rafael Ortega – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal, hitting .321.  Due to Nava returning Ortega was pushed out, but due to Nava being nada, Ortega is back and worth an AL-Only look.

Nicholas Tropeano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Real talk:  I see Tropeano and I like his stats and I want to pick him up, yet, I never do.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th in as many games.  Kid Dish making all the boys go syna-gaga!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .350.  He leads the AL in batting average.  Cust kayin’.  Or rather, Cast (not) kayin’.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal, and 3rd steal in as many games.  The way he’s going he’ll have 20 steals in his first two weeks and pull a hammy by June 1st.  Still, I’d grab him in a non-sexual way.

Justin Verlander – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Now has three straight Quality Starts, which came right after a Quality Shart.  But tomato-tomah-whatever, he gets the Phils next.

Victor Martinez – Didn’t start yesterday due to a head cold.  At his age, that could quickly become pneumonia.  My prayers are with him.  Though, my prayers begin, “The Father, the Son and the holy smokes!”

Shane Greene – Will begin rehab on Friday in Low-A West Michigan.  He’s recovering from a blister on his hand that is coincidentally located right where people point on their hand for West Michigan.

  1. Ross Watson says:
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    Points league question regarding three players. All pitchers, all headaches. Scoring in the league is pretty basic with a slight scoring emphasis on Ks. Mr. Omnipotent Grey and any other Razzers feel free to chime in. ROS value for Carlos Rodon, Adam Conley and Kyle Hendricks. Also, seeing as the three are younger, do you see an innings cap for any of them? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross Watson: Hendricks, Rodon…Maybe IP cap for Conley

  2. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Who do you think can be closing sooner? Neris or Harris (HOU). Any of them worth it to stash?

    • Ross Watson says:
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      I’d personally rather have Neris. I don’t see either closing anytime soon but Neris has value right now. Jeanmar has been terrific but I can see him imploding soon.

      • Matt says:
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        @Ross Watson: not to disagree per se, but if Neris holds value right now, so does Harris. Dudes got longest scoreless streak in MLB at ~17 innings and a 0.5 and 0.5 WHIP on the year…..a k per inning to boot.

        Neither are guaranteed to get closing shot anytime soon, ken Giles is in Houston but it’s unclear how they plan to use him exactly….and he did allow a run to score tonight (inherited runner). Gregerson lengthened his leash with a clean save.

        Both are good, both can hold value, neither or both may end up saving. Welcome to the clusterf*ck of chasing potential closers.

        • Ross Watson says:
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          Yeah, I just don’t know much about Harris. Not trying to poo poo him. Like you said both are headaches in terms of chasing saves. Think Neris just has slightly less to deal with ahead of him.

  3. Huss says:
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    Shields & Gio offered for my Harvey. Jump?

    • Ross Watson says:
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      Keep your Dark Knight Batman fans

  4. What's a Drexl? says:
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    2 tales of tolleson. at least in an AL only and an espn league i’ve had dyson for a while now (holds and saves in those), and some others. but like perkins/cishek last year tolleson was right in that nice cheap saves area so i have him in a lot of spots
    1. 12 teamer with holds, and net saves separately, and K/BB, relief wins and losses and OBPA added i have f-rod, allen, betances, kelley (since he’s taken back the 8th, when he never deserved to lose it, awesome all year, actually one of best RP in baseball this year), and alas tolleson. wait it out on tolleson, or grab one of these: the badly lately may (but great before that and still awesome K rate), jumbo D, cingrani, storen, brach, d.hernandez, diekman, salas, castro (back from DL soon), maurer, buchter, estevez? 7 moves per week.

    2. 14 team roto with K’s, BB’s, no ratios stats, holds, saves, have all of: siegrist/storen/colome/allen/j.peralta/tolleson/maurer. drop tolleson and/or j.peralta for which of: salas, estevez, castro, buchter, cedeno, shaw, may?

    • Ross Watson says:
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      Insert generic SAGNOF comment here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: None of these guys are likely to yield saves… Can try Jumbo if you’re just speculating on saves, otherwise Diekman 2. Salas, Buchter

  5. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    You know your team is really sucking, when only one of your bats, Rendon, (son of a bench) shows up in Grey’s morning write-up.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: updates aren’t only on players doing well, or even significant in the case of SP (koehler/hellickson), reyes, c.smith…

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: I’m with ya. But at least we still get to read said recap! Roll on tomorrow.

  6. Jangles says:
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    Need OF help. Would you grab Yasmany Tomas, Steve Pearce or Adam Duvall? Thanks !

    • Ross Watson says:
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      Duvall

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Jangles: Tomas

      • Jangles says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: I’m leaning towards Tomas as well. Forgot to mention Rasmus is available as well but UGH

        • knucks says:
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          @Jangles: Just an fyi Duvall could be nice to plug in @Coors but that’s not until the end of the month. I may grab him sometime next week myself if he is still around.

  7. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty with 7 RP slots, having traded away closers for other good values i’ve now gone from 4 with about a month to go last year to none now. start 7 RP, holds, K/9. the kind of league where daily you’re dropping delabar for b.wood since he played in a later inning and are very happy to get jumbo diaz.
    giles/tolleson/diekman/salas/j.peralta/cedeno/jumbo D
    1. drop j.peralta for bedrosian? clearly can’t drop tolleson being dynasty and this team is TEX based, have kela on DL (he’ll probably obtain better value now too later)
    2. same league, went into year with hicks and delino at CF, delino now NA’d. guessing order for waivering these two is revere, then rickard (or maybe even keep ortega over rickard), both dropped lately.
    3. assuming i can’t get those, stick with ortega or goeddel?

    for AL only:
    4. guyer or ortega, steals need here, this was delino’s spot. not dynasty. both have playing time iffyness (ortega’s when nava back)

    for NL only (saves only):
    5. ohlendork or grab jumbo D? ohlendork still played in later inning and did better than cingrani. can probably wait for first time i see jumbo in later inning than ohlendork though.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in #1, also the kind of league where (other than lack of possible holds) it’s not necessarily a bad thing for me when V2 gets turned into bullpen guy in august, as by then i’ll have darvish/cobb sitting in SP slot and somebody good in bullpen, esp IF V2 becomes used in late innings for PHI.

  8. Over /Under on the Ham Sandwhiches Bartolo eats between every inning set at 1.5? Who’s taking the over with me?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Trophy Tony: maybe in the earlier innings, but i’m betting lower in most.

  9. JakeTPE says:
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    Quick! Pointy finger and thumb in shape of gun pointed at your head: please rank Bruce, Khris, and [sigh] Heyward ROS.

    Thanks in advance Grey and fellow Razzball commenters!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Hayward does have an 8 game hitting streak. The caught stealing last night got my acid reflux going a little is all. Clocking in early today as well I see. Hope it’s a good one for you, sir.

  10. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Being a Michigan resident, the Shane Green comment was right on. Funny, but is an almost automatic response for Michigan cities, much like how people point when they give directions. Have a good day.

  11. Moustard says:
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    The Brantley-part was the saddest and at the same time funniest part I’ve read in a while. Now I’M sitting here and can decide if I should cry or laugh.

  12. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Dull MI question…

    But you did mention Devon Travis…

    Will he be an upgrade at 2B on B Lawrie, at UT on M Saunders or AJ Reed?

    On all or on any one?

    Thanks…..

  13. Ben Dover says:
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    Grey,
    Who you got in a keeper league, keep forever but +4 dollars added to the player each year you keep, $260 total salary cap, 24 player roster.

    Betts $8
    or
    Trout$26?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Ross Watson: High K/9 relievers > low ERA relievers with modest Ks…@Ben Dover:I’m always for the younger cheaper player for a couple reasons.

      -injuries happen, and an $8 injury isn’t as devastating as a $26 one.
      -Youth you’ll get more than you pay for, age you’ll pay for the past years stats

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Trout is only 24, right? Im not sure youth is a huge factor. Betts is awesome value at $8 but Trout is the best, or one of the top 2 offensive players in the baseball. Go Trout….or better yet, figure out a way to keep both.

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @B the Esq.: I was referring to price tag, not calling Trout old.

          If you’re building a franchise, I like Bett’s ability and price tag well above Trout in this example. He said “forever keeper” so Bett’s will forever be $18 cheaper than Trout, or in terms of this league, he is 7% of the cap cheaper than Trout. Both play OF, so all else the same. I agree Trout is the better player today, no doubt, but Betts is looking like a 20/30 guy, and his power is still developing. In 2 years, taking into account that $18 margin, is Betts going to be worth $18 less than Trout? Doubtful.

          Forever keeper franchises create conundrums like this one. If he’s competing this year, keeping Trout seems legit. If he’s looking to make his franchise stronger for future leagues, I’d lean Betts.

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Really great stuff.

    a. More SNAFU in Farchana, USA! Going back to the container this evening because the Administration already paid for a painter to re-paint the room before I can occupy it. They only told me this morning after I moved all my stuff AND after they told that I could move in yesterday. So paint job+at least two days to dry the paint=I am going nuts and I still have 39 days to go before my first rest and recuperation break!

    b. I would mention that the Suez Canal is in the Red Sea but I’d be coming off douche-like. I have never seen it with my own two eyes so it could very well be in Panama. Now I’ve spoiled your day and the joke because Suarez would have to be named Panama Jack or something. Maybe we can call Suarez Panama Jack? Sorry, going squirrely in this operation. Should have brought my shortwave radio to listen to ball games on Armed Forces Radio Network, my favorite.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 19)

    Tripp: ‘I kept thinking Brody’s gonna be okay, Brody’s gonna be okay.’
    Horatio: ‘Well, he’s not going to walk away from this one. And neither (queue the sunglasses) will his killer.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha! You’re dealing with some Eugeniuses over there B. Ha! Speaking of Eugeniuses, I’m an idiot C. Ha

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Really sry to mention it, mensch! I’m such an insensitive jerk.

        a. Btw, Farchana, USA is in a very bizarre climate region moving towards desertification. So, the top soil has been slowly eroding for the past 40 years or so. So, whenever a storm blows in the wind howls and creates this sand storm kind of effect (literally couldn’t see the sun for the entire sand storm) and then the rain falls and sort of washes everything left by the sand storm. Great, right?

        b. In a 12-team RCL, which pitcher do you like better for the potential for SAGNOF?

        1. Diekman
        2. Kelley

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. Sounds like good times! B. Diekman

  15. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was offered Kershaw for my Joe Ross, Salazar and Britton. Do you take this deal?

    My pitching staff:
    12 team h2h mixed yahoo standard 5×5 categories
    SP: Joe Ross, Salazar, Liriano, Harvey, Andriese, Colon, Robbie Ray, rodon
    RP: Krod, Britton, Rodney, McGee
    DL: Severino, Darvish, Tyson Ross
    NA: Glasnow, Taillon

    Thanks!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Yes. Kershaw best pitcher in baseball. You need a drop for Dervish anyhow I presume. You’ll still have three closerish RPs… What are you waiting for man!?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Yes take Kershaw

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Yup. If you can get the best pitcher in baseball, you do it. Also opens 2 roster spots. Darvish will be ready shortly to fill one. Pick up a quality mid-reliever for some ratios, or stream that spot.

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        The guy just downgraded Britton to Rodney..

        so it now would be Rodney, Joe Ross and Danny Salazar for Kershaw. Feeling very much inclined to take it (also Kyle Hendricks is a free agent).. Just waiting on the Fantasy Master Lothario’s input. Thanks everyone.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Josh-NYC: I’m not nudging you, I’m shoving you in the back with a flying double dropkick off of a cliff and peeing on you on the way down.

        • ferris says:
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          @Josh-NYC: don’t wait on this one

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Josh-NYC: Accept now! If your trade partner is proposing different offers he may come to his senses. Hurry!

  16. Like Jordans on Tuesday says:
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    yahoo 12 man
    c – realmuto
    1b – chris davis
    2b – castro
    3b – frazier
    of – harper, pederson, marte
    util – puljos, belt
    bench – ozuna
    sp rodon, walker, liriano, nola, volquez, hendricks, happ, cole, joe ross
    rp – melancon, castilla, joe smith

    Khris Davis and Valencia are available. Would you make any swaps or would you stream any of the pitching positions?

  17. Adam says:
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    Need streamer today

    Gray at STL or
    Locke vs ATL
    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Adam: Gray

  18. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! True story – Phillies are in 3rd place in the NL right now. I know it is early, but they are reminding me of the 2015 Mets. I watched Goeddel over the weekend, and dude is has the fielding chops that will keep him in the line-up if his bat keeps making contact. If Gangly man-bird and Kevin Pillar had unprotected sex in another dimension where men could give birth, Tyler Goeddel may be their offspring.

    • knucks says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Hah they call him Roger on the local sports talk. No joke, I’ve not heard ‘Tyler’ once on the morning show that I hear everyday. If he keeps making contact, maybe he’ll earn the right to be known as himself, instead of being associated with ‘the warden’. Watched him play in AAA and agreed on the fielding chops.

      Not a part of the fan base, but it was pretty cool how they reacted when Joseph launched his first bomb. Came over in the Pence deal and had concussion problems for a few years. Ravenous human beings in many ways, but it was good to see the local yins get something right other than cheesesteaks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Ha! I thought the Phils were about to be in 1st place yesterday

  19. Mike says:
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    Per your suggestion, I’m looking to improve my MI. Thoughts on Kipnis?

    I know I could snag Altuve if I offered Muchado. I’ve got some depth at 3B, castellanos, so I could survive dealing Manny. I a little worried that Manny has reached the point of being Trout-esq in the sense of his production.
    I’ve got depth at pitching get I could offer too with Steven Wright/Gio that look appealing right now.
    Thoughts?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Mike:

      What does that mean youre worried Machado is becoming Trout-esq?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Are you trying to trade for Kipnis? Who’s there now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: What others said

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Castellanos + Altuve vs Kipnis, Castellanos, and Machado?

        I think I like the Machado side. Altuve won’t keep up the power surge.

  20. Dumpster Closers says:
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    Trying to stay ahead in the Saves category. I already had Dyson rostered as a backup to Tolleson (also on my roster). Now that Tolleson is out should I drop him for Giles, or wait and see? Interesting wrinkle, I also own Gregerson.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Dumpster Closers:A kindred spirit! I also had the TX Closersons up until this morning. Just dropped Tollenson. Honestly, Diekman or Bush are probably next in line before Tolleson. Hopefully Gregerson gets back on track after his clean save last night. I just re-added Giles although Harris had been rostered by another team and he may well be next up. We also count Holds in our league which makes this possible. If you don’t, you probably don’t want to keep too many set-up guys rostered. Good luck.

  21. Steeve says:
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    Dyson: closer for ROS… you trust him… a) a bit b) much c) blindly

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steeve: I trust him blindly compared to Tolleson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steeve: They let Tolleson have a 9 ERA for almost 2 months… Dyson’s the closer for foreseeable future

  22. Steeve says:
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    Second question: Keon Broxton, when his return in MLB? In a few days, a few week or in september?

  23. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Schoop or Devon Travis ROS (once Travis is activated)?

  24. JohnnySquid says:
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    You think Tony Kemp stays up? He seems like he will, and in a 14 Team deep league I kinda like the ups….who am I kidding SAGNOF amiright?

  25. Wacha wacha says:
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    Could you rank the top 3 out of k Davis, D Valencia, ozuna, heyward, and odubel Ros in OBP league?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Heyward, Valencia, Davis, depends on needs that are not OBP, Odubel and say Davis are not similar players

  26. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Too much of a sell low? My Nicasio and Upton for his Smyly and Grichuck?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: That’s way too low. Don’t do that.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Assuming that’s Justin and not the Upton formerly known as BJ, thats a pretty severe sell low. I dont think you do that. I would need more.

  27. danny almonte says:
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    Redraft league, i needed pitching, have Odor. I sent Altuve and Mazara for Degrom and Springer. Did i do ok?

  28. Scooter G says:
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    Morning Grey

    I made a 2 for 1 trade last week ( price and hill for JD) so I have a free add this Friday. Some interesting bats are available but I play in an 10 team 5×5 h2h weekly league so I usually prefer bench spots for pitchers. Who would you add based on my team and the players available?

    C R Martin
    1b rizzo
    2b Dozier
    SS story
    Mi villar
    3b arenado
    CI C Davis
    Of Springer, JD, polanco, heyward
    Util Shaw, C seager
    Bn M Franco, ozuna, o Herrera, T Turner
    SP syndergard, Salazar, c-mart,Liriano,Velasquez, J Ross
    RP osuna, J Gomez
    DL carrasco

    I could pick up k Davis, D Valencia, b park, I Kennedy, porcello, happ, andriese, s wright, R de la rosa, or a Sanchez

    Thanks for the advice Grey.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scooter G: Any of the SPs 2 starts next week? what do the matchups look like? Would lean Porcello…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scooter G: Agree with B, look at matchups, you don’t need a bench bat

  29. Cookie says:
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    How close are we to giving up on Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cookie: He was fine yesterday, wasn’t he?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea he was fine, but you want a cleaner start against such a dreadful lineup. Frustrating for sure, but I’d hold unless a better option is obvious/apparent. Wind was blowing out like crazy in that start in Chicago. Whip will always be high, so you’re getting kinda whats to be expected right now. 1.50 is pretty painful, but he had two starts with a Whip higher than 2.5 (@Cubs and @SD). The Padres one was pretty inexcusable, hence the frustration has been building for owners I’m sure. I’m one of them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t like him at this point, but yesterday wasn’t the straw

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Agreed. It was Wednesday so I’m sure the camel was alive and well, yellin’ about effin hump day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  30. Paul says:
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    Which side… Cano and Jose Fernandez or Chris Davis and keuchel

    • Cram It says:
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      @Paul: Cano

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Paul: Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree with others

  31. jake says:
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    Which side would you want?

    Kris Bryant or C. Seager and Frazier

    Would drop Howie kendrick

    Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @jake: Bryant

    • Cram It says:
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      @jake: Frazier

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: ??? haha my b, agree with Cram is clearly what I meant here!

  32. Wilson says:
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    Trade a closer for Sagura? my 2B is Odor, SS is Lindor, MI is Schoop

    if yes, who should be traded away? Ziegler, Cishek, Jefferess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Sure, any of them, Ziegler, Cishek, that order

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks
        Sagura over Schoop for ROS ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  33. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, Ryan Madsen or Sam Dyson ROS?

  34. Wilson Ramos' abuelita says:
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    Random Italicized voice “Ah, but fantasy master lothario esquire, it is indeed a contract year for Senor Cespedes. (opt out after this year and once you take a look at the garbage available on the free agent market after this season it’s clear that he’ll be taking his game out of Queensland – get me out of this parenthetical statement)”.

  35. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop M. Franco for K. Davis?

  36. Alex says:
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    Is Cozart’s hot streak done, and will he regress to his typical numbers?

    I’m thinking of dropping him for Rajai, or Jordy Mercer (to ride out for OBP).

    • Alex says:
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      Or @Alex: I’m even intrigued by Jose Ramirez. By the way, Trying to build OBP…

  37. marcus says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I offered Heyward and Mazara for Cain and its been accepted. Heyward looked like he was heating up there so now I’m doubting. You think I should pull the trigger?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @marcus: If its been accepted, I think the trigger has been pulled. Cain is the best player in that deal, and I would want him over the others.

    • Cram It says:
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      @marcus: Heyward was gonna heat up eventually. I would want Heyward side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marcus: Sounds fair enough

      • gangreen says:
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        @<a if you have a nice bench its ok. I wouldnt trade for cain though. Not that. If your in a 16 team league and you dont have four good outfielders, and a nice utility player after this trade.. dont doit.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @marcus: Id want Heyward/Mazara

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @marcus: Agree with Jef unless you were trying to free up a space for a nice waiver pick but it would have to be a really nice pickup

  38. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Dyson or Gregorson?

  39. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    As a Kershaw owner was counting on 2 starts from him this week. Points league with max 9 starts,( I really need those points). Now I see he is starting Monday instead of Sunday. After looking at the Dodgers sched. it now looks like they have gone to a 6 man rotation. That is just nuts and Donny baseball isn’t even there anymore. I don’t get it, arguably the best pitcher in baseball and he is only going to pitch every 6 days. Pitchers used to go every 4 days…
    Grey or any of you smart people out there have any insight on this move.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Can’t spell wRONg without Ron: I don’t think it’ll last beyond a week, prolly just want to keep Bolsinger and/or Stripling loose, they are not good in the big picture

      • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H Points League – Which SP and which RP should I choose?

    Iwakuma or Nelson

    and

    Cishek or Dyson

    • knucks says:
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      @Chris: Iwakuma and Dyson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Nelson, Dyson…Either could go either way

  41. Blake says:
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    ok – So I have been trying to trade C Carter since I have Rizzo and Votto in my1B and U spot. I thought I could use some pitching. I have been offered N Karns or Y Ventura for him. would yo accept with this pitching staff I have?

    P: C Hamels
    P: J Smarddazza
    P: Wei Chen
    P: N Syndrgaard
    P: J Garcia
    P: I Kennedy
    P: H Rondon

    B: J ordorizzi
    B: H Santiago

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Blake: Yordano didn’t look right toward the end of his last start…maybe Karns, but it doesnt look like a huge need for you.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blake: I would try for better.

      • Blake says:
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        @Cram It:

        Also – near the bottom of my league. haven’t been lucky with wins from the staff but have a lot of K’s. my batters have also not fared well:

        C: M Wieters
        1B: Rizzo
        2B: Cano
        3B: drury
        ss: bogarts
        OF: grichuck
        OF: J Upton
        OF: M Upton
        U: Votto

        B: Carter
        B: Puig

        • Cram It says:
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          @Blake: That OF is awful. Trade Carter for an OF.

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Cram It: Or, outside the box, you might be able to fetch an OF for Votto………. he’s been terrible but you might find a “Name Brand Junkie” (fantasy owner that over values a name, I have my own glossery, haha).

            • Cram It says:
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              @CMUTimmah: Yeah there are a lot of ways to go, and Carter for a mediocre SP should not be one of them.

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      my settings for my 12 team ts league is (15ts for win, 7pts for a S, 1pt for K, no negative pts)

      C rodon, J gray and Gausman are on waivers

      • Cram It says:
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        @Blake: I would be streaming with that tier of SP available.

        • Blake says:
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          @Cram It:

          I only have 13 pickups for the rest of the year. Any of those waiver pitchers better than what I have? thinking about Rodon

          • Cram It says:
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            @Blake: Not really. I could see going any of those guys over Chen but none of them are every time out starters, so up to you depending on how you handle the moves limit. I’d rank them Gausman, Rodon, Gray.

            • Blake says:
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              @Cram It:

              do I outright drop puig?

              Valencia is out there, gattis, duvall, Park (Minnesota), A Garcia,

              Moustakass is about to come back and I have drury at 3rd. will drop him when ass comes off DL. but my outfield is crap. not sure what to do

              • Cram It says:
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                @Blake: I’d drop Melvin for Valencia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Agree with Cram

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Blake: if you only have 13 moves on the year i’d stick with chen over the likes of rodon/gray/gausman, he’s much higher floor. you don’t have the moves to just willy nilly guess which one of those (if any) are decent whole ROS.

  42. Mike says:
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    Kris avis with another bench homer. Of course, since I have room to slot hi today, his streak is probably over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Sonavabench!

  43. Osuna-mattata says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Correa, Colome for Lindor, Carrasco and Papelbon

  44. Alex says:
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    Dang, didn’t realize Travis was so close to returning. Drop Cozart for Travis?

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir. I dropped L. Martin for Rajai and Cozart for Travis. Fell from 1st (where I’d been all season) to 6th earlier this week. Had to shake it up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a standard points league… In a like for like deal who would you rather have, Darvish or Kluber? Thanks for the help as always!

  46. Ray says:
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    12 team H2H OPS league. Have both Kinsler and Zobrist at 2B. Sell high on Kinsler if I can get it or do you expect him to be a top five 2B all season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Sell high

  47. Ricky D says:
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    6×6 holds and saves league

    Drop Pedro Strop or Nate Jones for Dyson?

  48. Rondo says:
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    10 team H2H Points League: Would you trade Pujols and Samardjiza for Kris Bryant if it meant you had to drop Castellanos?

    I can only roster 3 third basemen and I have Machado, Beltre and Castellanos.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rondo: I’d def take Bryant regardless, but I’d drop Beltre before Cast.

      • SteveA says:
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        @Cram It: I’d shop them both and see if you can get anything of value in trade. I agree with Cram however that Cast is better than Beltre. Beltre is likely to fetch more in a trade anyways, due to his name value, and the fact that most will likely view Cast’s performance as unsustainable (based on the fact that he hasn’t done this before)

    • Puigy Smalls says:
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      @Rondo: why not try to throw cast or beltre into the trade and get an arm in return? Seems a better option than cutting bait with either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Agree with Cram

  49. Puigy Smalls says:
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    How do you rank Devon Travis, Eugenio Suarez, and Cameron Maybin as waiver additions regardless of position and statistical needs?

  50. ryanoger says:
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    Devon Travis (once he comes up) or Neil Walker?

    dig the write up this morning!

    thanks man

  51. Deuce says:
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    I picked up Chris Carter last week since he was hot. Now Khris Davis is hot. I also picked up Valencia while Marte is on paternity leave. How do you rank Carter, Davis, and Valencia? I need power…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deuce: Valencia, Davis

      • Baby Kardashian says:
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        @Grey: valencia over Davis and Carter? Is that a typo?

  52. Mark says:
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    Yeah, I commented on Jay Bruce I don’t believe he’s a near .300 hitter but he’s not a .220 guy. I think last couple of years he had leg injuries. He started poorly this year, but he seemed to start seeing the ball better after the early slump. He’s hot but he started taking walks again.

    Looking at his at bats, he seems like the old Jay Bruce that can hit .260 and 30 plus homers. Add to the fact he still in the middle of his prime, he might be back to his All-Star self.

    I have no clue, my gut says stay away, but my eyes say he’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Guess we’ll see

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Mark: Bruce is hitting .550 with a 1.525 OPS over the past 7 days… somehow he had been dropped in my league so I grabbed him for this streak. NJ housewives and I hope he stays hot!

    • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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      @Mark: I commented on your post yesterday with some stats goodness but I’m too lazy to retype what I wrote. You should check it out though.

      • Mark says:
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        I think you mentioned his high BABIP or flyball ratio. I think has a high luck tendency and I think someone mentioned his fb/gb has gone up.

        I notice both when watching. Right now he’s on a hot streak so nothing matters really, but last year he was crushing it until his leg injury slowed him down in August where he was bad everywhere, but then crushed it in September. The asterisks about September was he hit for power but no average.

        • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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          @Mark: He’s walking less and striking out at the same rate with similar batted ball profile.

          He has a high hr/fb ratio and babip which is fueling his surge right now. He’s had full years in the past with a 17+ hr/fb percentage so I don’t think the homers are going to evaporate. The average is going to come down though. 30 hr .250 average is doable if he stays healthy

          • Mark says:
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            I agree on the .250. Even when he was considered really good he hit .250-.260, but he was consistent 30 hr per year. I am in no way shape or form advocating for the guy. I watched him play because I own him in fantasy and was impressed. His walks are trending up and so is his power and patience. This hotstreak when it is over, I don’t think his power will go away. It seems as if he is healthy and back to the .260 guy who hits homers.

            I was actually thinking of trading Bruce for Steven Souza Jr. Grey avoids talking about SOuza as I think even he’s unsure. Any advice? Keeper league standard h2h.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Mark: I think you may be a bit optimistic about Bruce hitting .260… his last two years are showing and he’s got no protection in the lineup to speak of. 29 going on 35

  53. Adam says:
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    Just got trade offer
    He trades Marte and Anibel Sanchez to me
    I give up Matt Kemp and Sam Dyson
    Which side u like??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Starling Marte

  54. stoopid says:
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    I have both Franco & Castellanos in a lifetime keeper (7 players). Which of the two do you think has the better long term (~3 years or so) value?

      • stoopid says:
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        @Grey: How close are they in your eyes?

  55. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    My ESPN BVP for Harper v. Harvey shows Harper is 0-20 against him.

    That’s a typo, right?

    The law of averages demands Harper goes 8 for 9 tonight with 6HRs, right?

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Cram It: Ugh! The walks are killing me/us, CI.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: @Hieronymous Lohse: 11 walks last night by Mets pitchers. Werth getting 3 of them in front of Harper. Madness…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, yeah

  56. Scott says:
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    Just listened to the podcast. Diva Relieva so much better!

  57. Clint says:
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    14 team h2h pts dynasty:
    Which crappy SP do you have more faith in at this point to ever rebound: Michael Pineda or Julio Teheran?

    12 team roto keeper:
    Which would you grab to replace Delino DeShields: King of SAGNOF Rajai Davis, Trayce Thompson, or Adam Duvall?

    • knucks says:
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      @Clint: Maybe wins are a heavy weight in your pts situation (he won’t get to double digits) but Teheran has been pitching really well and I couldn’t be happier with the return of a 16th rd investment in my QS league that does not count Wins at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Teheran, he’s already rebounded…. Rajai or Duvall on needs

  58. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty. 6×6 with QS and K/BB for pitchers. Questions about some stashes. Would you drop strickland from milb roster (he can be there until i call him up even though exceeded rookie limits) for matt bush. strickland doesn’t seem as dominant this year. And would you drop john lamb from milb in favor of taking a flyer on austin voth. lamb seems to have lost velo on all his offerings.
    Also, is it time to just give up and clay and drop his behind for chacin or a rotted banana?

  59. knucks says:
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    The Streamonator is not particularly a fan of anyone pitching against the twins in the coming days and I find that mildly interesting. A very tepid kind of mild of course, but a couple of these are guys that seamed streamy in shallow-ish leagues… Estrada (today), Sanchez, Happ, Stroman, Kennedy, Volquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: You’d have to ask Rudy if this is the case, but I know last year the Twins were near top in runs at home, might be a hangover effect

      • the low $ are a little surprising but i don’t really believe in streaming mid-level pitchers on the road in shallow leagues.

  60. Rondo says:
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    This is a variation of an earlier question. I’m in serious trade talks today.

    10 team H2H points league: Would you trade Pujols, Castellanos and Samardjiza for Kris Bryant and Cargo?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rondo: If that’s CarGon and not CarGom, yest

      • SteveA says:
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        @Cram It: Cram, would you do this deal even without CarGon or CarGom? Seems like a good deal regardless.

        • Cram It says:
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          @SteveA: Just Bryant for those 3? Probably not. Depends if Pujols is a bench player for you or who is replacement is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Agree with Cram

  61. Q says:
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    Better side of each:

    1. I give Strasburg & Grichuk, get Abreu & Rodon.

    2. Give Stras & Pujols for K Bryant & Rodon

    Either of these good for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: 1. Okay 2. Better

  62. MJP says:
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    Park, Kang, or Herrera in a UTIL for the rest of the season? H2H 7×7 (+BB,+OPS)

    Herrera is off to the best start, but Park seems like an OPS monster.

  63. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Would a gentleman be wise to trade his Chapman for another man’s Harvey?

  64. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I own Tropeano in one league, yet have never started him. I really have no idea why I don’t just drop him or play him. I simply chalk it up to fantastic fantasy baseballing by me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Sounds like a move I’d make…I had Tanner Roark for three great starts on my bench, and one terrible start in my lineup

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I also pulled your move of owning Ian Kennedy for his one terrible start. Good times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, a learned man, I am

  65. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Brett Lawrie is back on the Waiver Wire shuttle – he has been ice cold in the past week. Him and Chris Carter will have some serious frequent flier miles by the end of the season at this rate

  66. Jon says:
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    Who do you prefer in a keeper league – Hosmer or Puig?

    Also, would you deal any of these pitchers for Puig?

    Eovaldi, Liriano, Karns, Nelson, Conley, Harvey, Aaron Sanchez, Gausman, McCullers, Wade Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hosmer….Any but Davis

  67. We're Out Of Room says:
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    Buenos dias Grey, fellow razzballers, while it’s a little early, and despite the fact I feel fine, I’m minutes from tossing my Toll(eson)house cookies myself. Just trying to figure a couple of corresponding moves before doing so. What can I say… I’m a pragmatic purger, that and I own Dyson.

    However I’m debating on whether or not to accept a trade of Pomeranz for Dyson to add a little consistency to my staff, just want to be sure adding Pom Wonderful is worth giving up an edge in the saves category( I also own Kimbrel, Melancon and McGee). And I’m also torn between dropping Tolleson for K.Davis or Valencia. I’m not sure which bat is a better fit for my roster going forward. My league info and current roster is as follows:

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Chen
    Bench RP Dyson
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP McGee
    Bench RP Tolleson
    DL SP E-Rod

      • We're Out Of Room says:
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        @Grey: Gracias, I’m more familiar with K Davis than I am Valencia tbh. I know Davis is streaky but has immense power, just wasnt sure if Valencia was simply experiencing a hot streak, or if he had the potential to continue to be a solid contributor, so I appreciate the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • We're Out Of Room says:
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            @Grey: Well I snoozed and lost…someone beat me to Davis and Valencia this morning. I did accept the trade of Pom for Dyson, so atleast I got a decent SP out of it. Dumped Tolleson anyway and Im going to stream Duffey tomorrow and wait for a better opportunity to present itself for my last spot. Not much on the wire, could stash AJ Reed or Blake Snell, add Gattis(but he needs to start hitting and would like him more with C eligibility)Pillar or Inciarte(but neither are providing speed at the moment). So you think streaming an arm and rolling with just one bench bat makes sense for now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Reed

              • We're Out Of Room says:
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                @Grey: Cool, thanks again, think I’ll see how Duffey does tomorrow, maybe he can get me a QS and then I may just stash Reed, I dont have a back up to Miggy at 1st, so definitely makes sense.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  68. Q says:
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    Give J Up & W Myers for K Bryant?

    • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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      @Q: Heck, yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Yes

  69. Awesome Auger says:
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    Matt Bush is an expert on lockdown so he might be worth a handcuff

  70. Adam says:
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    Keuthchel (Hou) was dropped
    Would u pick him up to start Sunday vs Tex(Holland)
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Home? Sure

  71. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    You need to watch the Stretch and Bobbito documentary that aired last night on Showtime. It was unbelievable, the music and scene at that time was amazing. Some of the freestyles that Biggie, Pun, and Soul’s of Mischief spit are bananas good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Someone mentioned it yesterday, yeah, I’m gonna watch for sure…

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Ralph, ’twas me who mentioned it. I saw it in a theater a few months ago, and Stretch and Bobbito had a Q&A afterward. Stretch then did a set at a bar down the street along with 5 local DJ’s.

  72. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey –

    1. In a redraft roto league with a fairly low innings cap, would you drop Corbin and his pedestrian stats this year for any of Snell, Ryu, Colby Lewis pixie dust, or Bettis?

    2. When do you think Snell is up for good – early/mid June?

    Thanks!

  73. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Would you give up either Correa or Machado to get Thor? I’m thinking no

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      he wants a SS for Thor. I offered kang he said has Russell who is the same as kang. What would be fair trade value for Thor

      • Cram It says:
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        @Scott Kimmel: Guess you’re not getting Thor. Move on.

  74. Scott says:
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    NL ONLY. 10 team. No generic infield positions. I have 2b dj lemahieu and ss trevor story.which should i stash? Trea Turner or orlando arcia?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: i plan on streaming the Rockies guy in Coors, in either case.

  75. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Very excited for Devon’s arrival. Been holding him in the main league since auction. I’m already annoyed at the fact he’s gonna have to hit his way out of the 9 spot. But he will. I know it.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Well considering I’m trading an MI to make room for him it better!
        Supposedly they put extra ligaments and tendons and stuff in there so he should be good. Oh, and plasma. Lots of plasma.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I got a plasma, I told Cougs it was on sale, it wasn’t. Oh, who am I kidding, she carries the credit cards

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Good Luck…Well i guess you don’t need it though…Being from the future and all

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks, F.

  76. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Whoops forgot my other question – looking to buy Stanton if possible in my keeper league at a very nice price of $15. Don’t want to offend the owner with my offers . Would you be comfortable paying any 3-player combination of the below guys for a $15 Stanton keeper?

    any 3 of the following (for stanton): $21 Polanco, $13 Belt, $1 Ozuna, $25 Pujols, $19 Salazar, $1 Urias

    I was thinking of starting off with something like Polanco, Pujols, Salazar…

  77. ashtray says:
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    Pedroia/Park/Andrew Miller or Hosmer/Dickerson/Sonny Gray

    12 team h2h 7×7 ( includes OPB/Ks & L/QS)

  78. JAL says:
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    G, following up on last night’s q (thanks for response),in my 12-team 5×5 redraft I got Hosmer and Span for my Fielder and Mazara. How’d I do? Thanks!

  79. Rondo says:
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    ROS – Beltre or Castellanos?

  80. seph meier says:
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    Did you see why Kluber’s start was pushed to tomorrow? I’m not thrilled that he gets @boston instead of @cin in my weekly league.

  81. dom says:
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    hey good stuff. trade Britton for Hamels in a 10 team h2h standard 5 pitching cats + K/9 + QS ?

    hold Tyson Ross or Carlos Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…Gomez

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: I have Jeanmar, Madson, Colome, Rodney, Ziegler… just wondering your thought process are you not a fan of Hamels this year? Striking out over a batter/inning

  82. Project Merkin says:
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    Sometimes in the morning I scroll down just to see the pics of 10 naughty babes with their boobies falling out of tiny shirts. Then I scroll back up for the rundown. (Grey please tell me you and Mr Gamble get paid for those ads?)

    Anywho, yesterday was a banner day, and I read the rundown first and picked up Khris and Dyson because of it. Thanks to you, my Merkin is sizzling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, we don’t get paid, we just like boobs is all (as in that is all we like)

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Well at least this Merkin bought your e-book. When is round 2 coming?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping next preseason

  83. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    How the fuck did Michelle win Survivor last night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still don’t get it…And what the eff is a Sia?!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I have no idea but after Aubry made that fire i thought it was over

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right?! I mean people were cheering for her…. WTF?! Even after the final jury speeches/questions I thought Aubry was gonna win… I thought it was gonna be a landslide!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Almost seems like they voted for her out of spite…nothing else makes sense

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, must be, but I’m not even sure why the spite at Aubry, they sure didn’t sound like they were mad at Aubry

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Yeah i got the same impression you did, appeared they were rooting for her at tribal

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know, so weird…. You read Dalton Ross’s recap? It’s solid

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Nope…but i will now, I could have justified Tai winning but Michelle? Just left the season with a bad taste when it was obvious to everyone watching who the winner was.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Such a weird ending, almost like the producers did a poor job of editing it to make it at least seem plausible that Michelle could win, unless they were blindsided too

                    • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’m agree with everything stated. One thing I will say is maybe Jason and Scott felt like Aubry was to blame for flipping Tai against them. So they simply told people what to do like they normally do and it paid off. Total bummer.

  84. gangreen says:
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    Should I drop avisail for mallex.. avisail is going up agaisnt the indians next. Whats the hitter tron saying. Is it telling me hold for a week.

    • gangreen says:
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      @gangreen: I meant monday he has a double header agaisnt them and I will have to start a bench bat that day in my utility. All my bench bats actually. Rotisserie points league.other available players are,pearce,kiermier,inciarte,da ho lee,herman that catcher who batted 2nd played outfield for razorbacks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Mike says:
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    Drop Revere for Maybin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  86. Adam says:
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    Looking to stream
    Would u drop Tillman to pick up Gray ( @stl) today ??
    Don’t want to drop a closer and I usually stream in that spot
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. Nightmare says:
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    GreyLord!!! Beautiful day here in the STL! Hope you’re doing well there. Need some advice. Everyone please comment. I need to pick up 2. Which 2 are u choosing ROS

    Jon Gray
    Patrick Corbin
    Rubby De La rosa
    Devon Travis (currently have rendon)
    Hector Santiago
    A.J Griffin
    Jake Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s such thing as a beautiful day in St. Louis? Hmm… Gray, Santiago, I’d look at matchups though

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Grey: weatherwise there is….

  88. Yadiyamind says:
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    Hey razzers, how are we feeling about Jackie Bradley jr? Obviously, this won’t last forever, but I picked him up on waivers just before he kicked it into high gear. Hold him or sell high? Was considering offering jbj and lackey for Chris davis. Any advice? 10 team h2h points league with unlimited keep forever.

    Tl;Dr: sell or hold jbj?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d read Magoo’s post that I linked to in this very post

  89. PK says:
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    <3 your MRI joke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  90. los locos says:
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    Grey

    10 team keep OBP. We keep 7 total players.

    Own Grandal, but been offered McCann for next 6 rd pick.

    Starters
    C Yasmani Grandal C | LAD
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF
    U Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL

    Bench

    1B Chris Carter 1B | MIL
    2B Starlin Castro 2B,SS | NYY
    3B Travis Shaw 1B,3B | BOS
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX

    Pitchers

    Pos Players

    SP Jon Gray SP | COL
    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Dellin Betances RP | NYY
    RP Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS

    BENCH
    SP Kevin Gausman SP | BAL
    SP Jake Odorizzi SP | TB
    SP Jameson Taillon SP | PIT

    DL SP Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  91. Brian says:
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    are you starting karns @ bal and/or chacin v LAD today? locked in a tight h2h where we both have 8 SPs left this week. i’m currently winning ratios but behind slightly on QS and Ks. We each have SPs varying from elite to the chacin/bettis class.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Karns

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: and bench chacin then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait is he home? Start him…

  92. Rusty says:
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    I see many K Davis and Valincia questions. Your general consens places Valincia above Davis. My question is how close are the two? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tossup on needs, Valencia bit more well-rounded, Davis bit more power

  93. Reid says:
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    So, Gardner was just dropped in my 11 tm roto keeper league. Offense we score R, H, RBI, HR, average, SB, K, and BB. I’m not one to stop a good thing, but would you want Gardner over Herrera or keep with the fighting Phillie?

    JD Mart, Polanco, Marte are my other OF FYI. I’m stashing Reed as my last bench spot, and have Belt at 1B FYI as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  94. Matt says:
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    Drop DeLaRosa or Drury to stream Gray? Drop both and also pick up Lamb?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both

  95. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    When is Marte off paternity leave

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: when he’s no longer a father ;)

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Todd25: segura heard that somewhere, and he’s saying he came back earlier (it took his play a long time to come back though)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: next year, he’s breastfeeding duh!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: I thought he had been out for a month at least, but I just checked and it was because he hasn’t done anything in a month.

  96. omar says:
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    9 team 5×5 AL only standard roto:

    Playing SAGNOF for the rest of the season (have Dyson, Harris, Colome, Benoit), looking to offer Britton (and maybe a throw-in piece) to a couple of teams in need of closers for an upper tier SP. Rank the following ROS:
    Acher
    Kluber
    Carrasco
    Quintana
    Taijuan

    This may seem like a lot to ask for, but in only leagues, closers tend to become more valuable since the population is cut in half (and the legit one’s you can count on one hand).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco, Archer

  97. Soria Wong says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Morales for Valencia, Duvall?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  98. Is Kershaw still the best? His K-BB% (33.2)

    is higher than everyone else’s K%!

    (exception JoFer, K% is 35.2)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wake Up: I can see Strasburg finally pitching to his potential this year if he can stay off the disgraced list.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Wake Up: wow thats a crazy stat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw’s on one this year

  99. Headsup…just got an alert from ESPN…Carlos Gomez’ stock is falling!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wake Up: Wake is on it!!!! Ha ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  100. HR to the Izzo says:
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    Good Afternoon!

    Which side?

    Marte or Felix/Encarnacion

    Is it close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon? It’s 9:25 AM…. Edwin side, it’s fairish

      • HR to the Izzo says:
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        @Grey: I’m one of those guys that uses his hand to tell people where I live… +3hrs for me made it 6 mins after noon o’clock, haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, nice!

  101. Moscowitz says:
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    12 teams, h2h, 8×8, 39 moves left for the rest of season.

    What to do with that useless POS Russell? Drop him for Wieters or wait for him to show some kind of life at some point? Thing is this is a deep 12 teamer with 8 BN spots. Close to all viable and useful options are already owned so i am sure someone would add Russell as soon as i drop him. On the other hand, the guy is non existent, no, its even worse, he is actively shitting on my stats on daily basis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save your moves

  102. Scott says:
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    12 team rcl. Rodon and/or Pom keepers or streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep

  103. Liam says:
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    Drop Urias for Will Harris in redraft leagues?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Liam: no idea what you’re looking for? Saves, ratio help? Holds?

      • Liam says:
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        Saves. But if Will isn’t going to get a shot I’d rather hold Urias and get some extra K, ERA help even if he’s in the pen. I drafted Giles, dropped him recently, and he was claimed last night. Seems like Harris is next in line if Gregerson falters though right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Catcher scab! Herrmann over Ross or Ruiz? Looking for any stats and a BA ideally of at least .250…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. Eric says:
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    Give up G Polanco for either Quintana or T Walker?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eric: Nope, I wouldn’t

      • Eric says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Thanks. How about for Cole or Fernandez?

        • knucks says:
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          @Eric: I still wouldn’t unless I had too many OFs or was desperate for an Arm. Either way, doubt the Cole/JoFer owner is in to it.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Eric: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  106. Scott says:
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    Ros, nl only, ryan raburn or trayce thompson for power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trayce

  107. Sugar Hill Gang says:
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    That’s why they call you the Master Gee…

    Keep up the great work man! Love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  108. Lost Soul says:
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    I have no K.Davis stock because I own one thousand shares of D.Deshields stock. I listen to you in the preseason and drafted him everywhere. This is like that whole Peacock disaster…

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Lost Soul:

      You should play in leagues that allow FA pickups. Deshizz shouldve been dropped weeks ago

    • knucks says:
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      @Lost Soul: If you listened closely, you should at least have plenty of Khris stock as well. As far as DeShizz, you prob shouldn’t have drafted him higher than the 10th round. Should be easily replaceable with a SAGNOF mentality.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, but I had Davis ranked above DeShields in the preseason

  109. Matt says:
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    What type of bats would you target for Kluber? Would a return of Upton+SP (Hill, Walker, Roark?) be enough? Who are some other guys you might look at? Already been turned down for Marte or Polanco.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  110. knucks says:
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    Anyone else read about the kid in Ohio (St Francis, maybe Edwards?) that threw a perfect game and struck out every batter he faced? I wanna say George Washington was the school he committed to. But could have been Georgetown.

    Anyways, they called the game in 5 innings due to the 10 run mercy rule. So he struck out 15 (not 27). There should be a time and a place for that rule. And state playoffs during a historical performance shouldn’t be one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, really? Hadn’t heard that… Crazy

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @knucks:

      I remember former Giants pitcher Scott Garrelts had a 22 strike out no hitter in a 7 inning HS game. Struck out everybody and the only guy who reached base did so on a passed ball swinging strike 3

      • knucks says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Hah! That’s just ridiculous. Also, he must not be from Ohio, cause I just saw that 21 was the HS record there. But anyways that 22nd strikeout had to feel that much better for Garrelts.

  111. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, shallow 10-teamer, need an extra bat, no specific category need, more just overall value. Can you please rank these guys as you’d own them currently? Grichuk, Lamb, Bour, Duvall. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, Duvall

  112. Scott says:
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    Drury or Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  113. True and Correct says:
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    Grey, I won’t belabor the metrics os my CDM salary cap contests, other than to say I’m thinking of dropping Stroman and Rodon for Velasquez and Hill.Rodon and Stroman are at $1.4 m. and VV and Hill are $1.0 mil.
    Like both VV and Hill 2 steps next week, and Rodon and Stroman have been less than stellar.
    VV-19.6 pts. per game
    Hill-18.7
    Stromam-16.0
    Rodon-12.8
    I know VV probably won’t pitch in september, and expect Hill’s arm to fall off, but still have 10 buys left and an additional 2 on sept. 1.
    Thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  114. Q says:
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    Counter from guy is I give Strasburg straight up for Abreu. Before the season, I jump on this. Strasburg maybe more valuable in my league than some–it’s H2H w/ 5 moves allowed per week. So I can stream, but not indefinitely & it’s an active league where everybody streams to an extent.

    I can certainly use Abreu, as he would slot right in my Util slot instead of rotating guys like Pedro Alvarez & Jaso. My other pitchers are Carrasco, Cueto, Matz, Yordano, Maeda, Gausman.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Abreu

    • Q says:
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      @Q: Rodon is probably best available on wire to replace Stras, if that matters

  115. RobbyBobby says:
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    Grey,

    I just want to put something out there as a Rockies fan… I read every day as soon as I wake up (you always get it started on the right foot). I did want to call something to your attention though… Every time you post about an opposing pitcher dominating the Rockies on the road, you always mention how they suck away from Coors – could just be confirmation bias as you’d say. They have actually sucked in Coors this year because their starting pitchers can’t pitch late into games and before the mets sweep last weekend – they were even worse. Now they may not have scored many runs lately but let’s go back and look at what they did to the Diamondbacks – particularly Greinke, and the Giants (17 run inning) and then look at the stats below. Now it is just May and they WILL probably start sucking at some point but let’s give them a break for now…

    Record: 20 – 19 (0.513)
    Home: 8 – 10 (0.444)
    Road: 12 – 9 (0.571)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, that’s their record, they’re hitting 40 points better at home

  116. OaktownSteve says:
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    Fact o’ the day: Rays lead MLB in home runs. Yeah we all saw that coming.

    I think I want to give Rich Hill a super hero nickname: The Baffler. Never seen so many awkward ABs against a guy.

    What was the winner in the most recent guys who can only pitch the 9th glossary derby?

    Been saying I like Jimmy Nelson for awhile. Another good turn yesterday. The spike curve is legit. That’s what Pommeranz throws too.

    I’m happy for JBJ. From the looks of things, super nice kid. Didn’t pout. Got to work. Paying off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I like the nickname, but needs to be a Sniglet…. Cuckhold…

      Yeah, JBJ seems like a good guy, plus I own him

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I use to Sniglets to this day. Carperimiter: the little strip of carpet along the wall that cannot be reached by the vacuum cleaner.

        Bevimeter: a unit of distance equal to the distance between the bar and the paper coaster stuck to the bottom of a beer glass when the coaster finally falls off.

    • Los Putos says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Saw that stat also but theyre 26th(?) in runs scored?

      Team full of “Whatever term you guys came up with for Solo shooters”.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Glad you made an appearance today OTS, so barring injury, are you thinking Hill can keep this pace all year?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Todd25:

        I suspect there will be some drop off even without injury. Hasn’t ever pitched a real full deep season. Also 3rd and 4th time teams get a good look at him I think it becomes easier to deal with that curve. That said, I think there is a chance he remains pretty good all season. He is really, really tough on lefties for one thing. I don’t see that changing much just because he is so funky. We’ll see. Pretty much impossible to foresee, especially given how improbable this all was in the first place.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Todd25:

        also, I bought a grocery store a little while back and I still have my day job so I’m hella busy. When I skip the day job and work in the store, I’m pretty much offline which accounts for my periodic disappearances.

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: oh wow man. glutton for punishmnet? ha. Would you try to sell him high? was considering packaging him with a bat to get a more ace-ish SP.

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Also, i propose that when an A’s starter has a good home start, we call it showing the “O-face”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha….What?! You own a grocery store?! How do we not know about this? This is better than being on Jeopardy!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            It’s pretty recent. Just another reason to come to Oaktown.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              To see you manning a bodega? Hell yeah!

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                It’s sweet. Produce place, prepared food counter (great breakfast sandwiches, bbq every day) and a full coffee bar inside. Plus setting up a farmers market in the lot this summer (if I can get through all the red tape).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is this something you’ve wanted to do? Been there a while and you took it over?

  117. Rondo says:
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    JBJ is mashing up in BOS but there is no way he can keep this up, right? Do you see him or Carlos Gonzalez having more value this year?

    Also, would you prefer to have Blackmon or E5 ROS?

  118. knucks says:
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    Give Stroman/Pillar for Belt

    No real needs, 12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

    • knucks says:
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      @Wake Up: Hahah that last sentence about the bald eagle looks like something you wrote

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  119. R.J. says:
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    Amazing headline, Grey. Speaking of Devon Travis – who is the better DL stash / ROS IF: Travis or Jhonny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy did the headline…. Travis

  120. Zobrist Guy at the Bar says:
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    Do you like Kluber or DeGrom more for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  121. OaktownSteve says:
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    Two of my pre-season ipso drafto guys were Gio and Ian Desmond. I did get backed off Gio by a few folks.

    But the Mike Maddux narrative has been strong with Gio. Picked up that Gio looked away from the target and was hurting his command. Taken a BB/9 off his game so far. That said, he’s going to end up probably low 3 ERA at best so some rough patches sure to come.

    Desmond the narrative is that he does not play well with expectations. Dogged him early in his career until he relaxed into that solid 3 year run. Not every player plays well leading to the contact year. Having turned down that contract made it so brutal. But he has the reputation as an incredibly hard worker and uber athlete. The raves out of Texas early on were a good sign. He’s 14 on the rater right now and while he may not end up that high, I definitely see top 50 potential.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio looks like he’s definitely worth owning everywhere, even with regression up ahead…. Desmond could still go into a .210 month and be death

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Desmond is gonna be money all year. Bank it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…

        • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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          @OaktownSteve: how are mauer’s eyes doing

  122. Paul C. says:
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    Grey it sounds like you’re kind of down on Travis, based on earlier questions. He obviously won’t produce at last year’s pace, but what if he gets the leadoff job in Toronto? Still a productive lineup even if not historically productive like last year.

    A couple more for you, OBP league: Travis over Al Diaz or Peralta in StL (for MI slot)? Travis over Kendrys Morales? Travis over Utley or Pedroia?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s fine, but he had shoulder surgery, that’s not great for hitters… Diaz

  123. a bag of sand says:
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    roto 5×5
    betts & salazar for posey & thor?

    have no one at C currently

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  124. knucks says:
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    Damn. Dexter seems pretty happy with the offseason O’s/Cubs decision he made.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @knucks: I would be too. haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  125. hankg says:
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    Still trying to upgrade my pitching off a variation of a deal first offered yesterday. Basically I would get Cabrera, Cole, Kimbrel and Parra for Goldschmidt, Heyward, Ross and Jepsen. Is this a good deal? Would it be better if I expanded to get Frazier for Franco? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To upgrade pitching, don’t trade away Goldy… Trade Heyward for one lesser pitcher like a Rich Hill or something

  126. bob says:
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    Grey and whoever else is reading: Castellanos or Trea Turner over next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  127. toneDEF! says:
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    12-team H2H points. Someone offered me Jaime Garcia and Ozuna for my Yelich. I’ve been struggling in pitching, so Jaime would be nice to have, right? Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna if I needed power

      • toneDEF! says:
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        @Grey: don’t really need “power”. Just general production, because it’s a points league. I’ve had bad luck with my pitching. When they shit the mound, they can get negative points. I figure Ozuna’s power and yelich’s power/speed combo is a wash and I’d be gaining a solid pitcher in Garcia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yelich is likely a little better in Points, but Garcia pushing it over

          • toneDEF! says:
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            @Grey: cool. Thanks for the input Grey! Have a good one!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  128. herschel says:
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    @Grey: your parentheses game is on point, yo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Today’s title was Rudy, yesterday was me

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: a modern day elton and bernie…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  129. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank for h2h points leagues:
    Colome, Madson, Dyson, Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson, Madson

  130. Jim says:
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    Need offense. Would you trade Salazar & Lawrie for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but it’s fair

  131. Jon says:
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    How might you rank the following in a QS & K/9 league (this season only):
    Hill, Walker, Pomeranz, Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Smyly

  132. Salazar Slytherins says:
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    I’m in a H2H League 6×6
    Time to straight up drop Carlos Gomez? (Only reason I drafted him was because my computer lagged and I was put on autodraft for a pick) (I also don’t think I can trade him)
    How about Tyson Ross?

    (My current DL, which is 2 spots, has Darvish and Iglesias. I also have Ross on the DL but he’s taking up a spot on my bench)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see losing Ross

      • Salazar Slytherins says:
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        @Grey: What about him since his move to Houston do you see in Gomez that makes you think he’ll bounce back to the player he was, or something even close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Houston has nothing to do with anything, he’s older and breaking down physically

  133. Which side would you prefer? Votto would be a util as is Bradley.

    Votto and Dozier
    or
    Odor and Bradley Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  134. Carmichael Show Fan says:
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    10-team NL-only h2h redraft … I rotate Grichuk, Pederson, Duvall and Dietrich in my 2 UT spots. Would you trade Grichuk and Jake Lamb (my starting 3B) for Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Q says:
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    Maikel Franco + Carlos Martinez/Taijuan Walker for Jose Abreu. Which side do you prefer, and is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu, fair I guess

  136. Great White North says:
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    I feel as though today’s headline would be easier on the eye if it read:

    Dyson Rise, Tolleson Set.

    We are a savvy enough audience to get it without brackets. Have Rudy take heed, but not Tehol’s heed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy will see your note

    • That was my original submission but Grey didn’t get it :)

      • I think he’d have gotten it if he saw `Fiddla Please – Get off my Motherf***in’ Roof` – the ill-advised follow-up to The Wiz.

        • Great White North says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: Is this the lil’ shit I carried?
          Is this the lil’ mofo at play?

          • Pimpmaker, Pimpmaker….find me a ho’….

  137. Rice says:
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    In need of Starting pitching. Would you offer my Votto for C. Martinez? Or should I be shooting higher?

    I have Belt as my backup 1B and Cast to step into my IF slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  138. Raylansdad says:
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    14 team Roto. Drop David Wright for Steve Pearce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. ScreechOwl says:
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    The season’s long, you can’t go wrong
    Having lots of closers
    The Rangers gave me lots of saves
    With bullpen full of posers
    Feliz was nasty back when last he
    Got up in the ninth
    Then Tolleson became the one
    Feliz’s owners whineth
    But not I, no sir! ‘Cause I know, sir
    Closers lives are short
    I looked before Feliz got hooked
    And Shawn held down the fort
    So history repeats, you see
    I’m glad I heard you say
    To Cyclops Rock, and do not balk
    Today is it’s Dyson’s day
    So Dyson’s sphere means I won’t fear
    This category’s won
    My roster’s sick with closers six
    And I only drafted one

  140. steve says:
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    Keeper league: Pollock or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  141. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Today is Bartolo Co….I mean, Andre the Giant’s birthday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Andre hit homers off Adrian Adonis’s wife

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ha, what? Was Andre throwing her high, hard ones in real life?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly, all the ladies loved Andre

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: Andre couldn’t use toilets, and used to leave shit piles on newspapers in rooms for others to clean up as a joke. I have a fat old cat that does the same thing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  142. Scott says:
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    Nate Karns is handling Baltimore. Is he a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Grey, who do you like more ROS of schedule – deep roto league with QS instead of wins: Shields or Rubby

    Also, do you see Boxberger closing the rest of the season when he returns

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields… Prolly not, but maybe

  144. Scott says:
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    Adam Lind batty call working out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  145. Great White North says:
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    Fill in while Brantley is on the shelf in an RCL: Rajai Davis or Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  146. BIg Wave Dave says:
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    Who would you rather have out of this lineup? Dietrich, Khris Davis, Kiermaier, Pillar, Duvall, and Napoli. It’s a 6 categories OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  147. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call from Leonys ! But , lost the Save chance from little Stevie .. Let’s hope for a clean inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  148. Jeff says:
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    Hi!

    I’ve been offered Wellington Castillo (my catcher now is Martin), Corey Seager, and Joc Pederson for David Price, Jerad Eickhoff, and Eugenio Suarez. I’ll still have Sale, Strasburg, Walker, Hendricks, Tyler Duffey as starters. Should I do this? Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jeff: Id take Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side

  149. herschel says:
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    For those interested, Taillon’s line today from an early start:

    6IP, 5H, 0BB, 0R, 8Ks

    6/8 Ks were swinging.
    All 5 hits were singles.
    91 pitches

    • @herschel: For those stashing Glasnow for this year…take a minute to look at Berrios and Manaea and temper your steel rods…

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Wake Up: look at snell’s one (great) start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  150. Will says:
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    Tyler Duffey or Anibal Sanchez for tomorrow and ROS? I currently have Sanchez and I am just not much of a fan, but he has good K ability.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffey

  151. Kevin says:
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    After today’s 11 K performance is Junior Guerra worth a pick up in a 12 team H2H league? He’s 31 years old. Was his minor league stats any good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  152. Paul says:
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    Gardner Kris Davis, Melvin upton jr
    Pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Melvin

  153. Charlie says:
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    6×5 (obp) Who do you hang on to, Beef Wellington or Gattis?

    Someone dropped Carlos Gomez. Drop Villar for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington… You need a DL bat? I guess

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Not a good stash? I just realized I could drop Kevin Jepsen for Gomez. I have Zigler, Rodney and Colome as closers. Sound good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:
            Sweet! What do you think Gomez does rest of season? Anything worth while? I’m stashing him and Brantley and hoping one hits.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Probably nothing, but worth stashing

  154. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    Heyward for Cast?
    Stanton for Kershaw?
    Arrieta for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast….Kershaw…Trout

  155. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, the Au Shizz owner in my league has grown frustrated and officially put him on the trading block. I should be buying as if he is still top 5 type player ROS, correct?

  156. Good news…Belt has attempted 4 SBs so far…

    Bad news…caught all 4 times

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  157. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I have no idea how to feel about Leonys Martin. Horrendous average, but he’s raking in the HR (7) and SB (7).

    What do you think of him as an OF5 in a 12 team roto over Maybin/Duvall/Guyer/Kiermaker? Any chance he hits more like .260 rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The guys you list are schmotatoes

  158. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Witch tier would you put Nola in now?

    With how he’s pitcher where do you see the ceiling of his ranking for next year? 100 overall? 75 overall?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 75 seems about right

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    Fangraphs park factors showing SD as a top 10 hitters park. I been sayin’…time to end the Petco pitchers park narrative fiction.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Whirlaway:

        Nah…just a formula with a bunch of inputs that spits out “park factor”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s 17th on ESPN

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Park factors are almost as dopey as defensive metrics. Adam Eaton went from a -8.8 def WAR guy last year to 10.9 def WAR (currently tops in the majors) this year. Um…k.

        Park factors aside, Petco just really feels like it’s played small last year/this year. Maybe it’s just moving the fences in that little bit. Maybe the weather. Who knows.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya, it’s a narrative I still enjoy though

        • @OaktownSteve: Doesn’t that have to do with moving from center to right for Eaton?

          • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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            @Wake Up: it would be exactly that i’m sure.

  160. Mark says:
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    I was actually thinking of trading Bruce for Steven Souza Jr. Grey avoids talking about Souza as I think even he’s unsure. Any advice? Keeper league standard h2h. Would you trade Bruce for Souza?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Mark:

      Nothing in Souza’s profile at the moment suggests that he’s any better than he was last year. I think the average will come back down as BABIP regresses. Doesn’t seem to want to run. Lots of groundballs. Bruce also should see the avg come back down though he’s traded a good number of FBs for LDs so far. He’s got more of track record and a better home park by a mile. Prolly stick with Bruce there.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mark: I’d hold Bruce. You know you’re getting 25 HR’s out of him. You MIGHT get those out of Souza, but with a crappy AVG and less counting stats.

  161. Brett says:
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    Grey

    12 team daily roto league 6×6 extra categories are ops and holds

    Hitters
    Posey belt Russell Correa kang machado story Harper j upton Bryant Mazara parra Duda bench Holliday
    Staff j fer Salazar rodon Matz McCullers Nola dyson tolleson colome McGee will smith neris
    Dl street and box

    Would you trade j upton and street for Blackmon and Pineda?

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: I ment will Harris not smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  162. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,
    Is there a term for when you get a player at a perceived great draft value, and base the rest of your team off those guys’ stats only to have them shoot your team in the foot the entire season! Between Archer, Heyward, and Upton my team is straight garbage right now!

    Much like your I GOT PUJOLS IN THE 9TH ROUND!!!! feeling ha…. i guess you would just call that bad drafting IDK? If you would, could we please form a prayer triangle and hope for the best

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pager24: It’s called a bust.

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Cram It: yea that makes sense. I guess my thinking of a bust is when you reach for a player and it doesn’t work out. Much like how i reached a bit for Deshizz and he was a bust. But unfortunately i think you are once again right sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  163. letsgobravos says:
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    Having owned Justin Upton most years, I know he has cold spells, but this year is ridiculous thus far. He’s approaching 2 months of complete shit. I just ran him in my league for the last 7 14 30 and full season ranks. He’s outside the top 500 the last 7 days and outside the top 600 over the other spans. How much longer until he is a drop? If he doesn’t warm up the next 2 weeks?

    • Cram It says:
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      @letsgobravos: You can’t drop him. That said, bring it up again in two weeks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop a top 50 player

  164. kdawg says:
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    Need a fill in for Odor in a 10 team h2h league.

    Walker, Phillips, Schoop or Prado…

    thanks grey!

    • kdawg says:
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      or Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Did he take his suspension?

  165. Chester says:
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    Your boy Paredes is back, what are your thoughts on him this year with the Blue Jays? It looks like he could eventually get multiple position eligibility.

    And thanks for bringing up Profar the other day. I was just asking you about him and thanks to a wicked right hook he’s back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has no place to play

  166. Troy says:
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    Rosenthal for Harvey? I have boxberger, Dyson and am reeling from pineda, berrios, and severino atomic shizz bomb to me era and whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Hayward is terrible. The only way is up, I suppose. Or to the DL, or to the hospital for season-ending wrist surgery…

  168. SteveNZ says:
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    Heyward! Heyward is terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You post that Reddit pic?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah – the post is archived so I can’t post a comment to it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t start a new post and link back to it?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: You’re not just a pretty face.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m not?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: You know you are.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I am!

  169. gangreen says:
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    Should I drop benoit for doolittle,butcher,david hernandez,kelley,,jumbo diaz or tolleson. I need it for possible save situations. Butcher is In good confidence with the coach got a nice save as well. Jumbo struck out 15 batters in ten frames of triple and was just called back up. I own papelbon so warren could be a handcuff. Its a season long points league,rotisserie. I have ziegler papel and britton so I need another one. I currently have 12 points in the saves categorey in a 16 team league. I like butcher because I dont like fernando, warren wont steal papelbons job,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jumbo

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @gangreen: warren in on CUBS, not WAS. if you meant treinen, kelley is ahead of him and has been much better than him all year.

  170. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Story and Heyward for Jose Abreu, fair, which side you want?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  171. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H with AVG and OBP.

    Need to drop one: Drury, Duvall, Valencia, Carter, Villar

    Only one Util slot. With Rizzo at 1B I rarely play Carter, but sure like having him as a backup.

    I’ve dominated in runs, SB and HR, doing well in RBI and AVG, not so well in OBP.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  172. John says:
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    To get Salazar and Puljos, would you give up:
    a). Starling
    B) Goldy
    C). Betts

    Or none of the above.

    Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  173. Man. While I’ve been having a good season and am currently in first, I pulled a real dopey move a while back. I traded Story for Dozier (my idea) because I was sick of my 2B (Odor, who was off to a kinda slow start) batting 7th or later, and I thought Dozier would pick it up. I made this move about a day before Odor moved to the top of the lineup. Dozier’s been sitting on my bench taking up valuable space ever since. What the hell do I do with him, Gray?! Try for a couple buy low trades for him? Drop him? There are better players on the wire. Hold and see if he picks it up? It’s usually his first halves that are better, right? Help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on your bench and who’s playing?

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: Odor. I’ll be using Dozier during the suspension.

  174. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    saves only league, grab harris or may or neris over tolleson. benoit and some others owned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris

  175. Los Putos says:
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    Dozier/VV for Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Dozier/VV for Odor?

        Am trying to upgrade at 2B.

        While VV’s shutdown is a ways away, am thinking of moving him sooner rather than later.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odor

  176. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    In need of some solid but unspectacular midrange pitching to round out the staff. Saves are at a premium and overvalued in my league. What do you think of giving Papelbon for Jaime Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  177. Isjeanseguraforreal? says:
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    Keeper league… Keep forever league.

    Trade

    Kluber/gausman/mazara/ozuna for cueto/archer/Anthony rendon..

    Kluber for upton

    Harvey for polanco

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer…Upton… Polanco

  178. Isjeanseguraforreal? says:
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    Mcullers, Pomeranz, gausman, Roark ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  179. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    net saves and holds, drop storen (who still has 8 on the year, but with bad ratios) for which of benoit/maurer/baez/shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  180. OaktownSteve says:
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    Time to accept that the Matt Harvey we know may be gone. Time to dust off that headline I floated when he had the pee problem: Dark Knight of the Soul for Harvey Owners

    • @OaktownSteve: So far he’s made one bad pitch 0-2…and an infield single to Espy…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Wake Up: Harvey sucks. Boat anchor on 2 of my teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s probably got a dead arm

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: worth trying to buy low or is headed to the disgraceful list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on price

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: What rank hitter/pitcher would you take?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Upton? Pujols? Heyward? Struggling hitter for struggling SP

  181. web says:
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    Gattis or Realmuto at catcher ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  182. OaktownSteve says:
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    @Wake Up:

    Just following along on the internet thanks for the detail.

    • @OaktownSteve: I’m following along in a crowded angry bar full of people calling for his piss-stained head, that I’m about to go play another set for…

      I’m sure they are going to love me…

      Anybody know the Nats theme song???

  183. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albright you’re going to have a field day with the Aybar “injury”

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: bone headed chicken bone incident.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to him?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: Braves SS Erick Aybar got a chicken bone stuck in throat at lunch, taken to doctor to be sedated and have it removed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  184. Doc says:
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    Starting verlander vs phils?

  185. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    same 20 teamer as above, assuming of course revere is by far best option (but has to fall to me in waivers) and goeddel is over ortega, is goeddel also over rickard (also coming off waivers at same time)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oops, scratch goeddel, he was actually added late at night, just before i added ortega since he played today. so it’s ortega vs rickard only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Rickard’s been leading off, I’d go him

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: job probably safer too, ortega has nava lamp to mesmerize scoshapath.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: be much better for this roster if either hicks played every day, or upton got just a few more starts at CF, along with Choo getting LF when he’s back. either that or delino comes back with choo being hurt again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  186. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Gray,

    i traded Cole/Tehran/Longoria for Grenke/ McCullers/ Anthony Rendon. what do you think? it’s a h2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  187. Wilson says:
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    K Rod or Jefferess, who is first to be traded away? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeff

  188. Prayer circle anyone???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in a triangle right now so we could make that work

  189. keeganballz says:
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    must say I am very surprised that you are so low on devon travis. i know he is coming back from shoulder surgery but the dude looked like a jacked up altuve before he got hurt. playing for a monster line up as well. obviously we dont have a crystal ball but are you saying his shoulder surgery zaps all of his potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just saying be conservative, never said I didn’t like him

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @keeganballz: hmmmm, this sounds like something we’ve heard of before, recently fairly too. does anybody remember what brantley looked like before shoulder surgery…. anybody.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, exactly

  190. J_Ceol says:
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    So I got offered a doozie of an offer that includes me getting Trout.. (AL Only ROTO)

    JD, Odor, and Quintana
    for
    Trout, PAlvarez, and Odorizzi

    I feel like the pitcher part is the offsetting difference. Not sure I want to give up that much, especially when my starting 2B would be Giavotella.. Your thoughts? Would you do it if it didn’t have the pitchers in it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • J_Ceol says:
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        @Grey: What if it were Luke Gregerson over Quintana and he lowered the pitcher he would be giving down a little?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure what you mean, just re-list the new trade

          • J_Ceol says:
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            @Grey: JD, Odor, Luke Gregerson
            for
            Trout, Pedro Alvarez, and Trevor Bauer

            Sorry haha

  191. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on devon travis when he returns? any chance he takes over lead off for the bluejays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should take over at leadoff

  192. JP says:
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    Grey-6×6 HR, R, SB, AVG, OBP, RBI dynasty roto snake draft. I am buried this year would you stand behind me on the following deal or cuff me across the head and ask what the hell are you thinking. I give up Wieters and Tomas and get back James McCann, Joe Mauer and a 4th and 5th round pick in next years snake. Pat me on the back or cuff me in the head? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  193. The Harrow says:
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    ok, gattis game 1, 4 more to go until i can dump off r.martin (shit by then hundley will be back anyway)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  194. letsgobravos says:
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    Today, I streamed Jon Gray, Folty, and Tyler Wilson. And I had Harvey on 2 teams. My teams all need hazmat remediation to clean up this mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hear that

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @letsgobravos: yuck, i only had like locke and other really unowned mediocre types going. wasn’t touching folty and his BB rate. gray i would’ve but he’s owned now after that great COL start in all my leagues (and another great start before that one). wilson i ain’t touching either, and where i would (20 teamers or AL only) he’s owned.

  195. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Schoop or Khrush Davis? Thanks in advance!

  196. Moneyball says:
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    STORY DONG ALERT

  197. jal179 says:
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    Suarez or Turner ROS?

    Crush for Salazar fair?

  198. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve been lying in a fetal position in the shower the past two hours because I started Jon Gray in St. Louis tonight. Strategy wise, how in the hell do I help my ratios recover? I’m a bit shell-shocked on streaming now, but should I be looking for a few less-upside-ish yet less-volatile starters who go deep in games to help my ERA and WHIP rather than stockpiling a bunch of RP’s? Scared of falling deeper into the abyss. Please tell me it’s still fairly early in the season with regard to ruined ratios…

    Thanks!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: An easy first suggestion would be not steam against a top 3 offense in the league.

  199. SteveNZ says:
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    Quackenbush has just been relieved by Hand.

    *snigger*

  200. SteveNZ says:
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    Quackenbush has just been relieved by Hand.

    *snigger*

  201. GoJays says:
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    Yo Grey, our waiver wire is barren, but both Dietrich and Maybin are on there. We only get one claim per week (at a cost) and I’ve still got DeShizz on my bench. Which one should I pickup out of those two? Or neither and go get Minor or Eovaldi?

  202. rick carmichael says:
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    my brantley eaton for matz mcgee?

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