One rookie’s story comes to life… From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Big Fish.  The vets on the pitching staff have outcast him for not meeting their quality standards.  Theatergoer leaving the theater, impressed, “Tim Bahton shades the whole fahkin movie in blues and grey.  You can’t see fahkin sh*t.”  Eduardo Sawxerhands is a gentle man with an uncommon fastball.  “I’m fahkin tellin’ yah I couldn’t see anything.  Fahk nuts, this Burton character.”  Watch as Eduardo Sawxerhands throws the ball past unsuspecting hitters and ignites a fan base that talked about Jackie Bradley Jr. like he was Honus Wagner.  So, obviously Eduardo Rodriguez‘s start was terrific — 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I thought it might be when I suggested you stream him.  I also think he can continue to be terrific.  I would be shocked if he was sent back down, and if sent back down, he’s not staying there long.  The Red Sox can remove any of their other starters for him.  What makes him extra special, he possesses solid control.  Lumps come for rookies, but good control should ease them.  I’d grab him in any league where you’re struggling for upside.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David Ortiz – Being held out of the lineup for a few days to work on his swing.  Unless there’s also a DeLorean, Ponce De Leon and a genie, I don’t see how it helps.

Daniel Nava – Hit the 15-day DL with a sprained left thumb.  Ah, the ol’ Atari injury.  Wrap it in Bouncey Goo, and get back out there!

Xander Bogaerts – Left yesterday’s game after being hit by a pitch on his forearm.  He has a contusion and should be fine.  Well, relatively.  He hasn’t really been fine all year.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  He’s been slumping for a few weeks, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was playing hurt.  Okay, he was prolly just playing uninterested, but maybe he’s now coming out of his May-laise.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .250.  On our Player Rater, he was the 31st ranked outfielder going into yesterday’s game, sitting between Alex Guerrero and Matt Holliday.  For non-outfielders, he was sandwiched between Ryan Howard and Edinson Volquez, and ranked 108th overall.  No judgements, Cust kayin’.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Told the media that he’s battling a cold, but he insisted on playing.  Wow, what a great guy!  Smoked crack, accepted a $200 million contract and played like crap, rode the train on Ian Kinsler’s sister while Ron Washington distracted Ian with chocolate matzoh, but it’s all forgiven, you giant effin’ mensch, because you’re playing while you have the sniffles!  You are a bigger person than the largest picture depicting Genghis Khan.  May I drape the Shroud of Turin over you while you nap?

Nick Martinez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  I wonder if the Regression Fairies meant to visit Nick Martinez and instead went to high school pitcher Rick Martinez of Gardenia.  Poor Rick.

Chris Beck – 6 IP, 4 ER, 14 baserunners, 3 Ks, and Beck was the loser, baby, so why don’t you kill me?

Chris Sale – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 3.66.  This game came against the Orioles, but it looked like he was pitching against the White Sox too…in both games of the doubleheader.  Glad I didn’t stack too many White Sox hitters in their doubleheader yesterday.  They are the new blech.  How does one team look so huckleberry-ey? (Huckleberrii?  Huckleberrier?  Huckleberrish?  I’m bearish on my huckleberrish knowledge.  How did I get on this anyway?  *pops Ritalin*  Ah!  Now I see!)  I will say this about the White Sox and their huckleberrish lineup, they look good on paper.  You look at them and you’re like, “Yeah, I could see them scoring seven runs a game and doing well-choreographed home run celebrations,” then you get Nadir Bupkis and his Merry Men of Meh.

J.B. Shuck – 2-for-7 with two steals.  I don’t mention Shuck in the Buy column that’s coming later today — aw, Shuck! — but with Avisail Garcia sidelined for no one-knows-how-long, Shuck could see some playing time and has speed and some power.

David RobertsonJake Petricka earned the save in the first game of the doubleheader.  White Sox are saying Robertson simply had the doubleheader off yesterday due to being overworked-Slash-Axl-Izzy-awful recently.

Adam LaRoche – 4-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer as he tries to stop himself from hitting as terrible as his beard looks.  Shouldn’t be hard, but so far, not much luck.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-7, 2 runs and a solo homer, his 2nd.  You remember those novelty baseball cards from Topps when they had Vida Blue and Bud Black and they titled the card, “Black & Blue?”  I wanna see a new one with Adam Eaton and Bartolo Colon titled, “Eaton & Ate.”

Wei-Yin Chen – Will miss his next start with an undisclosed injury.  Ooh, that’s like the Mystery Dum Dum!

Chris Davis – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer in the first game.  Davis is the kind of guy that gets hot and hits 12 homers in 10 days, so hold onto your hat.  Nice hat, by the way, Judah Friedlander.

Tyler Wilson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K.  Looks respectable because he was pitching against the White Sox.  Have I mentioned how awful they are?  Oh, yeah, seven blurbs ago.  Four score they don’t get and seven blurbs ago, our fantasy forefather bestowed on your eyes a wonder of words — adjectives and dangling participles — full of sound and fury and signifying everything.

Mike Wright – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I almost streamed him yesterday, but I just didn’t have enough of the cacahuetes.  Wright’s a rookie with solid stuff that hasn’t translated completely yet.  For now, I’d watch what the Stream-o-Nator says on him.

Carlos Santana – Out on paternity leave.  Mazel tov!  I hope he gives birth to a 25-game hitting streak and a .320 average the rest of the way with many, many home runs.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  I suggest a minor DL stint next April for Kluber.  Maybe a pesky hang nail.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  With Moss, expect the unexpected.  That is so not true, but it’s fun to say.  Moss is about as predictable as they come.  Power here and there, and not much else.

Cody Allen – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 K and the easy save, because closers will be the death of me.  Sigh.  So, Allen is still the closer, but he still has a 5.85 ERA and he is not in e-f-f-e-c-t, nor is he a smooth operator operating correctly.  I’m holding his setup men, McAllister and Shaw for now.

James Paxton – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, but left with an issue with his left middle finger.  I have a middle finger for you!

Dustin Ackley – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and in this game Mike Zunino also homered (2-for-4, 7th homer).  Or from Mariner A to Limp Bat Z.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He touched up Buck Farmer.  It was the first time Buck Farmer had been touched by anything but his overalls.  As for Joyce, this was his 2nd homer in two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Erick Aybar – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  It looked like it might sideline him for a bit.  Taylor Featherston, and his .042 average, would take over.  I hear C.J. Cron played shortstop in Little League?  Huh?  Anything?

Albert Pujols – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He also homered off of Buck Farmer.  As the ball sailed out, Buck Farmer turned, removed the hay from his mouth and said, “Golly.”

Chris Iannetta – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Iannetta has three homers in his last eight games.  He’s also hitting, .178 on the year, so, ya know, you’re not getting a ton here.  Though not a Featherston, either.

C.J. Wilson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  Usually whichever way his control goes, so does his ERA, but right now he’s defying laws of gravity with his ERA and with his hair.  What shampoo does he use anyway?

Nick Kingham – One of the top Pirates pitching prospects underwent Tommy John surgery.  That was so early 2014!  Geez, why not just wear Zubaz and play with a Pet Rock while you’re at it?

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I have a theory I want to test out.  Let’s try to get to a hundred comments about dropping Polanco.  Just want to see something.

Starling Marte – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Now in the co-lead on the Albright All-Stars team.  Just as I drew it up, Jose Abreu.

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .308.  Just floating it out there, but I think he’s going to be hitting .275 by the All-Star break, and .250 by September.

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .320, and around .500 in the last week.  Not much power, speed, (Mad Libs in attribute Cervelli lacks), but he is hitting.

Ian Kennedy – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Kennedy gave up three homers in Petco before the 4th inning.  I blame Hoover, Cuba and the mafia.

Will Middlebrooks – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, because he’s here right now.  I’ve already added him in one league.  Goodbye, Mark Canha!  What?  It’s a deep league.

Chris Heston – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks at home vs. the Braves.  Honestly, this was one that didn’t even need the Stream-o-Nator.  Was a full court layup for the kiss off the plexiglass thing behind the hoop.  And they say I don’t know basketball.

Nori Aoki – 2-for-4, 1 run vs. Cameron Maybin 0-for-4.  In related news, Grey throws himself out his first story window into rose bushes.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer and 5th homer in the last 13 games.  Yeah, I’m not much of a clothes horse, but Belt looks about as good as they come right now.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .296.  If you’re in a mixed league, and you ask me if you should pick up Crawford vs. any remotely interesting MI, I’ll go with the remotely interesting MI.

Shelby Miller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 1.48.  It’s like he’s baiting the Regression Fairies by only notching one K.  Look at me, I’m Shelby Miller, I get fly ball outs in a big park.  Nana nana boo boo, stick your head in doo doo, you can’t catch me!

Jayson Werth – An MRI showed fractures on his wrist.  This news comes after he was hit by a pitch on May 15th.  It took almost six weeks for the MRI results?  Man, Obamacare is a mess.  Werth will likely be out until August/September, and wouldn’t expect anything from him even then.  Too bad, so sad.  Sooooo, Michael Taylor is interesting here.  Or as I call him when in a rush, Michaeltaylor.  He’s mostly just a guy to pick up when hot in most mixed leagues, but he has 8 HR, 15 SB, .220 potential.  Kinda like a poor man’s Souza.  I will call him, Kazoo.

Billy Burns – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .302.  I tend to stop talking about players if they’re owned in over 50% of leagues and there’s nothing to say.  Speaking of which, how is Burns only owned in 10% of leagues?  He was owned before he played one game in our league.  Shoot (not you, Dick Cheney!), I drafted him!

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Member when he was called up and he was touted as a future Hall of Famer?  We were younger then, and you had more hair!

Brian McCann – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and has homered in three straight games.  Dale Long called and said get your own schtick!

Masahiro Tanaka – Will rejoin the rotation next week.  His arm will rejoin 14 months from when the Yankees shut him down.

 
  1. Brian says:
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    Grey, Rodriguez looked impressive even Farrel said he was a special kid. So is his potential Cole like? Does he have #1 upside. Oh and should I drop polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Ha! He throws hard, but I think Cole is a level above him, at least for now… Cole could be a top 5 ace, Eduardo feels like he’d top off at top 20

    • bigbear says:
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      @Brian: As an O’s fan, Eduardo was tough to lose in the Andrew Miller trade. He was the Orioles system pitcher of the year a few years back, then fizzled for a 1.5 years. But ever since the trade, Eduardo has been a beast. The Sawx prolly saw something that they were able to address that the O’s missed. He definitely has a live arm, but he was never rated highly by the national media types (the local guys in B-more liked him though – shocker I know). I’d say a #2 type upside.

      Mike Wright is interesting. 6’6″, throws in the mid-90’s, and changes speeds well. But he gave up hits in the minors. He’s streamer/match-up worthy.

  2. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    ill be the first comment today on dropping polanco.

    he cant go opposite field (except he did on this homer) and he doesnt take walks. so i hate watching his ABs

  3. slimbo says:
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    Drop carlos martinez for sawx in a 8 team keeper?

  4. The Great Regression says:
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    Great article tonight. I read it every night at the stroke of midnight. Aight?

    VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION ALERT:

    Belt, Alvarez or Moustakas in my utility spot in a points league
    All of them have been stroking the ball (hehe he said stroking again).

    Thank you. Goodnight.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Who would of thought we’d be endorsing Moose!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BFF!

  5. Willie Norwood says:
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    I’m in a 10-team Pirates-only keeper league that uses OBP. Should I drop Polanco for A-ball OF Tito Polo?

  6. Dude says:
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    Polanco should be dropped like a fart in an elevator.

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Is it worth it to drop Polanco so that I could yell “Time to walk the Plank-o, Pirate!” while I do it?

  8. geegee says:
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    7×7 Hits & OPS H2H 14 team

    Which side of this trade would you take?

    Buster Posey for Wilson Ramos, Tyson Ross, and Santiago Casilla

  9. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I don’t even own Polanco, but if I did, would you suggest dropping him?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey:

        lol..

        how do you like my Gravatar..Just say NO to Gregory!

  10. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Kang or bogaerts ROS. Would you drop bucholz for Rodriguez?

  11. tone DEAF! says:
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    ROS – Xander or Segura for my SS? 12-team H2H points league.

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great job, man. Like a John Lee Hooker guitar riff!!!

    A. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Tom Brady could have easily made the same amount of money playing football as he could have if he were a male prostitute. Trust me I did the math.’

    B. Should I drop Polanco? I never really wanted him in the first place. I’m a closet masochist.

    C. There is no ‘c’.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  13. Blake says:
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    rodriguez for any of these? Maybe rodon? u think Eduardo will have a good K rate? I only have 8 pickups for the rest of the year (13 team pts league, 15pts for W, 1 pt for K, 5 pts for CG)

    C Archer
    A Wood
    N eovaldi
    T ross
    C Rodon
    M Pineda
    C McHugh
    D Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Hold your pickups

  14. Z says:
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    haha I’m so sorry about your Aoki – Maybin situation! Would you stream Rubby today against the Brew Crew?

    • Z says:
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      @Z: 10 team mixed league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: I would

  15. Nittanychris says:
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    A Eaton, A Gose or B Burns ROS. Standard 5×5 Roto categories mixed league. Thanks!

  16. Jim says:
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    Burns or Gose ROS?
    Thank you

  17. Paul says:
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    Should I start polanco in my lineup today or keep him on the bench,

    also I’ve been thinking about dropping him for coco crisp???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Ha, play him

  18. nelson says:
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    I’ve owned stras for 3 years in a keeper. Is tonight the 1st night I need to bench him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nelson: Tonight’s the night he gets fixed, start him

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I like where your head is at BFF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Under a cowboy hat?

  19. PB&J says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Roark is sitting out on my waivers. Drop Paxton or Hughs for him?

  20. joe shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr Grey,
    I’m thinking of putting Polanco under my buccin hat…or drop to move up a waiver wire spot. What say you?

  21. ashtray says:
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    Should I drop Polanco? I don’t own him. But if I did I’d like to know.

  22. team maxwell says:
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    Great job Grey! Sick of my Teheran in keeper forever. Drop for Eduardo? Sounds crazy but don’t feel like ever starting Teheran again anyway! I own Kluber Samardzija McHugh Salazar Paxton + Syndergaard. Thanks in advance!

  23. Worth it to pick up Matt Duffy and make Gregory walk the Polanco? OMG, sorry, he’s owned in my 10-team. My bad.

  24. Cheese says:
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    Should I drop Placido Polanco and pick up Gregory Polanco?

  25. Fuhkin-A-right, ked. This stud is the next Pedro…or at least El Guapo.

  26. Nightmare says:
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    Would you drop Rodon for ERod? And if so, would you do it after Rodon’s start today at HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare: After Rodon’s start vs. Astros

  27. Ballin says:
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    Drop Alexi Ramirez for Kang?
    Is it worth holding onto Cecil I need to activate Doolittle from my DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ballin: Hold Cecil… I’d go Kang

  28. Grey — I don’t have Polanco on any teams, but is it worth trading for him so I can drop him and show him who’s boss?

    Also, what are you expecting from Zobrist over the rest of the season? I’d like some depth at 2B and SS and I have a proposal to get Zobrist for Josh Harrison along with a better draft pick next season (I give a 17th-round pick and get a 13th-round pick back). On paper it seems worth it, but Harrison has been so hot lately.

    Thanks!

  29. OneI'dWilly says:
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    HA! Great lede Gray!

    • OneI'dWilly says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: Should I drop Polanco in a 13 team 4 catcher 1 OF league? My other OF are Trout, Harper, and Adam Jones – Someone just dropped Kluber . . .

      86 more to go . . . sorry you asked yet?

  30. Wes Mantooth says:
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    WWGD, drop Plinko? 9 Team H2H…. Come on down!

  31. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Should I drop Jorge Polanco (2B – Minnesota Twins)? He’s0.1% owned in ESPN leagues and I’m pretty sure I’m the 0.1%.

    Wada or Eduardo Rod the rest of the way?

  32. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Start Rubby today against Mil?

  33. stuff says:
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    Polanco or Zunino ROS?

    Should I just drop Polanco? Carlos Ruiz is also on the wire btw.

  34. Robby Rob says:
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    Drop Polanco for Sid Bream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robby Rob: Ha, that’s actually a tough call!

  35. petey says:
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    Either i havent been reading closely, or have missed your thoughts on Ian Desmond this year..

    in a long term keeper league, would you rather have Ian Desmond for $25 or a minimum Alcides and Rusney?

    thanks, have a great friday. I dropped Polanco finally!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @petey: Rusney…Desmond was in a Sell column 2 weeks ago

  36. Big Fudge says:
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    was offered Harper and Jordan Zimmerman for Marte, Sale and Strasburg…..accept right?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Big Fudge: That’s an arm, leg, and sphincter for a frat boy and a bone with a wee bit of meat on it. I’d hold out for more. Stew it.

    • Salazar Slytherin says:
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      @Big Fudge: 2 9+k/9 for a 6k/9. Wonder how Grey will go.

  37. CJ says:
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    Tempting trade offer: Give up Lester and Tanaka to acquire Stras and Kuechel. I’d say no if Tanaka’s arm weren’t about to fall off. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CJ: Meh, hold

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @CJ: drop tanaka for one of E-Rod/Wada/Kendricks or such.

  38. Fungazi says:
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    Drop Polanco for a player to be named later?

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    Best bud,
    Philosophical question for you.

    If someone drops Polanco and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

  40. RePete says:
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    I’ve had a rough year so far and I’m looking to build for next year in a 14 Team H2H OBP League with 4 keepers, round drafted isn’t a factor. Would you trade away Wong for Rendon or do you think Wong has more long term value. The potential keepers I have right now are McCutchen, Hosmer, Wong, Dickerson, Betts, and Strasburg. Thanks!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @RePete: I think that works if you’re building for the future. Rendon has better long term value

  41. sniff test says:
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    I just picked a bloody booger out of my nose, should I wipe it on Polanco or put it in a tissue?

  42. A.J. says:
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    Looking to buy low on Strasburg for either Shields or Hammel. How do you rank these three ROS? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A.J.: Shields, Stras, Hammel

  43. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Drop Yelich for Polanco?

    Crawford for Kang/Segura when back? (OPS league, I did read the blurb)

    Grichuk or Burns?

  44. Paul says:
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    would it be a good idea to trade freeman for a pitcher and then pickup brandon belt or lucas duda as a replacement?

    • Scott says:
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      @Paul: Pick up Lucas Duda? I want to be in your league!

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Scott: happened to me in a 16 team points league (but we don’t have CI or MI and only 3 OF) about 2 weeks ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Sure, Duda

  45. lb. sand says:
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    … kemp or maybin? for pts leagues.. both currently on the wire, thx

  46. The guy says:
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    who wins this trade?

    Tulu for Alexi Ramirez and Wacha

  47. sniff test says:
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    Can you talk about dropping Polanco? I’ve thought about dropping Polanco for some type but have been hesitant to drop Polanco. If I drop Polanco and somebody else picks him up and then they drop Polanco because they are experiencing the same things that made me want to drop Polanco…then that makes me think of a couple of Drop Polanco scenarios. Dropping Polanco could hurt my team because I could have dropped Polanco and then he does good BUT if I dropp Polanco and somebody else add him and then they drop Polanco because he is doing bad…then its a good thing that I dropped Polanco because I tricked someone else into dropping Polanco. I think I will call this theory the double drop Polanco rainbow. What would really be crazy is a triple drop Polanco rainbow. That would require Polanco being dropped three times. Is that even possible?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @sniff test: Drop him

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @sniff test: Does a Sniff Test pass a Polanco in the woods?

  48. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Happy Friday, few questions:

    1) Could you rank Forsythe, Valbuena, DeShields
    2) J.B. Shuck or DeShields?
    3) Play without a shortstop and wait until they DL Aybar (I can take Segura off the DL), or just drop Aybar?

    Thanks as always, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: You too! 1) You did, though if need steals, flip last two 2) DeShields, though that could change is Avisail stays out 3) Take Segura off DL, he returns today

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        One more…who are the top 3 drops?

        Aybar
        Delino
        Valbuena
        Wei-Yin Chen
        Mike Wright
        Carlos Frias
        Happ

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aybar, Wright, Frias

  49. lb. sand says:
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    Hammel or A Wood for roto leagues?

  50. Grey- great article. Thanks!!

    I’m in in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB.
    My current roster is:
    C R. Martin
    1b J. Abreu
    2B Cano
    3b Bryant
    SS Segura
    OF Colabello
    Fowler
    Polanco
    Ozuna
    Util Lind
    BN R. Zimmerman (1b, 3b, OF)
    Zobrist (2b, SS, OF)
    Prado (2b, 3b, OF)
    Correa (SS)

    I’m looking to trade Zobrist and Colabello for Adam Jones. Am I offering enough?
    Do you see any anyine else who could/should be moved/removed?

    Thanks for the help!

    • rapscallion13 says:
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      @VRugg: You might want to drop Polanco. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VRugg: Thanks! You’re not… Trade Cano for Jones

  51. MQL says:
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    Should I deal Strasburg for H. Pence – could use the bat and have Salazar, Lester, Kluber as Ss.

  52. Scott says:
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    DYK Aoki is 2/3 of the way to his HR projections for this year?

  53. Brian says:
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    Hope you’re right on Kang. Took your advice and traded him (along with Guerrero) for Kimbrel. Hope this works out better than trading Wacha and Martinez for Stass-ass-burg. Thanks, as always, for your help.

  54. Eric says:
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    Buchholz and Bogaerts for AJ Ramos and Rollins

  55. TOGMAN says:
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    Need an OF12 H2H 6×6 OPS

    Polanco, Burns, Granderson, K. Davis, Guerrero, Gose, Eaton, Ethier, Maybin

  56. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Mookie Betts is on the wire, do I pick him up and if so, who would you drop from the following?

    Ryan Zimmerman
    Mark Trumbo
    Andrew McCutchen
    Jason Heyward
    Matt Holliday
    Ryan Braun

    My guess would be Heyward or Trumbo or Holliday – possibly in that order.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Yes, that order

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help? says:
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    Yo G

    So Heyward and Polanco just hit Hr. Does this mean they are on the up and up?

    Or does this mean drop Polanco and Heyward on a high note?

  58. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    Polanco was always too highly touted for me to acquire him. So should I drop him? Asking for one of the perennial contenders in my league.

  59. KLS says:
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    Dropped Polanco 4 days ago. Should I have dropped him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KLS: That is the question, isn’t it?

  60. Clint says:
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    Isn’t it ironically awesome how Buck Farmer has one of those names you used to play the non-swear game with in middle school by swapping the F with someone’s name yet, if you did that with his name you’d end up with soap in your mouth for inadvertently swearing? He might be fun to pick up just for that name novelty until he sinks your season and then you really can use it effectively with ‘F*ck Barmer!!!!!!’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: His name is up there with the best ever

  61. B the Esq says:
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    Should I drop Polanco?

    On another note, in a 10 team h2h keeper, keep 10. We use saves and holds as separate categories. Need to pick up a Holds guy and need to drop a SP to do it. Bottom of my rotation is Fiers, J. Nelson, Eduardo Rodriguez, Kazmir, Yodano, C-Mart, Hammel.

    Who is the drop? Pick up Duke, Jared Hughes, Tazawa, Dunn or Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B the Esq: Ha… Hughes, tough call though

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: he’s wanting to drop a starter for a RP, he meant j.hughes. Probably j.nelson dropped for tazawa or osuna,

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: change that to kazmir if they don’t DL him soon. wait a couple of days to see.

  62. sniff test says:
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    Polanco Haiku – I was wondering – if i should drop Polanco – I need rbi’s

  63. Jon says:
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    I need to drop one of CarGo, Soler, Bruce or Avi Garcia to add a MI: Andrus, Russell, Forsythe, Alex Guerrero, Iglesias, Panik, Espinosa, Aybar, Hill, Jace Peterson…

    Who do you drop and who do you add? Thanks!

  64. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    1. hughes now being named a streamer. his 2nd to next start (not the @ BOS one) rated highly. 12 team roto redraft league with K/BB, QS, and OBPA. No K’s total as a stat. 71 moves left on year. drop for any of: E.Rod/J.Nelson/Hendricks/Hutch/Wada?

    2. 20 team roto dynasty with QS. staff is santiago/fiers/j.zimm/kazmir/annabelle/e-rod (in NA slot). after dropping scrabble (added only for the one day hold chance (got it too, nice)) for activating E-Rod, who are my drop(s) for buchholez/heston? Both Buchholez/Heston come off waivers next two days. only 1250 innings max so i’ve been able to bench annabelle lately. do have DL room for Kazmir.
    3.

  65. Should I drop Polanco? First I would have to package Mike Moustakis and Brad Zeifler to obtain Polanco via trade, as I don’t currently own him

    But then after the trade clears and I get Polanco, should I drop him?

    Please advise, TIA

      • @Grey:
        Epilogue: the Polanco owner rejected my trade offer, then dropped Polanco.

        I think he reads your column.
        :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

  66. GhostTownSteve says:
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    “also….spider sense prediction. Brett Lawrie hits a home run tonight.”

    with mediocre power comes mediocre responsibility

    I thought Polanco retired in 2013. Should I pick him up? Does he still play for the Marlins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: That’s right! Nice call yesterday… I need another few, can you help Abreu?

  67. Don says:
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    Should I drop G Polanco for Placido Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: You have the best avatar, btw

  68. The Shelby Sensation says:
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    Drop Rusney for Alex Rios or Avisial?

  69. Five-On-One says:
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    Trying to figure out trade proposal. Can you please rank Ross, Paxton, Gio, JoFer? Thank you.

  70. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    Do I drop Polanco in a 1 team dynasty league for Grey Albright’s first born child?

    rumplestiltskin! rumplestiltskin! rumplestiltskin!

  71. Jerms says:
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    Whats up man? Rank for ROS please.
    Pearce,Xander,Valbuena
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerms: Xander, Pearce

  72. Reid says:
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    Lol! Great write up Grey! Thanks!

    11 team keeper league: Should I add Eduardo Rodriguez, Wada, or Chase Anderson over Paxton, Buchholz, C-Mart, or Rodon?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Reid: rodon’s probably gonna go for any of those, not sure what others say as to which.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Thanks! Rodon

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Who do you like most out of that group to add over Rodon?

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Reid: ask again in new post. that’s a hard one.

  73. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, Do you think I should drop Polanco for Buck Farmer? BTW Burns is owned in all 3 of my RCL leagues. I ran some numbers and by using my proprietary & very complicated algorithm, I have came to the conclusion that; RCL accounts for approx 7.8% of his ownership in ESPN, 1.7% of that represents the inner circles of RCL readers and the other .05% are Coco Crisp owners in AL only leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: If you look at Hitter-Tron (or Player Rater, etc) you see RCL ownership of a player… I didn’t look for Burns, but I bet it’s above 10%

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        57%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At least we know our people are the idiots

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: BFF, Cool, good to know. I was just referring to his overall ownership in ESPN. I know there were some Xman & Kang q’s, but drop Kang for Segura?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Segura

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Thanks BFF, as a Rubby and Tubby owner I liked “Start Rubby everywhere but Coors until further notice” Random note from one of my non RCL leagues. I jumped on last night to grab Kang for Xman and Kris Bryant was at the top of list on waivers and I was like…… WTF? (mind you earlier in the day when I pulled up to the gas pump yesterday the pump was trying to give me free gas. I did think about filling up for a millisecond and then I realized someone probably said the wrong pump number so I reset it and used my card) So this has to be my lucky day, right? I’m #1 on the wire and I hit capture, someone is going to have some mean ass Waiverlust Baby! . Then I went on to see Sonny, Degrom, Moose, Myers, Familia etc all available. Apparently my buddee’s side chick got a hold of his phone and dumped the whole team. I was telling Bug the story and she was like, how did she know how to do that and what if I did that? I responded with “Idk, but I have to applaud her efforts and she’s a sly b**th and if you did that to me I’d help you pack your bags”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s grounds for breaking up with her

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, and your buddy has terrible taste in side pieces

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: He dropped her & Devon Travis at the same time, hence the payback! Agreed, he’s a solid dad and he’s been a friend since Kindergarten, but he has the worst taste in girls. Young & crazy are his Kryptonite, 2 kids with 2 different chicks, dude would make a great character on Hip Hop in LA (I think that’s what it’s called) I will call him Dirty Dawson, that should be a new dance. “Turn down for what, bah, bah, bah, bass drops…..now Do the Dirty Dawson”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha… Nice!

  74. Five-On-One says:
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    Rank Bruce, CarGon, OZUNA for ROS. Please and Thank you.

  75. Charles says:
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    Good morning Grey! New Strasburg owner (did have him last year). Start or sit tonight @ Cinn vs DeSclafani? SON $26.4. I thought it would be lower due to his struggles this year.

  76. Matt says:
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    I can’t ask if I should drop Polanco, because he’s already on the waiver wire. So…should I pick him up over K Morales or D Ortiz? I am curious, so should count toward your 100 comments, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Meh, I’d hold there

  77. Jerms says:
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    Drop Rodon for Sawxerhands?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerms: Can wait until after Rodon’s Astros start

  78. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    is c.anderson or heston now the streamer in 12 team H2H with BB/HR allowed/losses? 8 moves per week so i stream most days.

  79. Tigres says:
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    Grey, sudden improvement in pitching over last two weeks. All it took was a little progression. And , of course, dropping Polanco.

  80. Sweepertheleg says:
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    You told me to put together a package of kris bryant and pujols to land a top pitcher. The gave me this counter offer

    Who wins the trade bryant, pujols… Felix hernandez. chris carter. I would be dropping carter

    I would still have arenado as my primary 3b and crush davis as my 1b while significantly upgrading my pitching.

  81. Johnny says:
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    Best chance for W tonight?

    Bauer at Mariners (Walker)
    Santiago home vs Tigers (Sanchez)
    Nelson home vs Diamondbacks (De la rosa)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny: What does SON say? Bauer

      • Johnny says:
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        @Grey:
        SON has
        1. Anibal at .39 vs Santiago .34
        2. Nelson at .37 vs Rosa .36
        3. Walker .37 vs Bauer .35

        So SON thinks Bauer will lose, but SON also loves and hates Bauer, so couldn’t follow it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SON doesn’t sound too off there… They’re also very close… I’d go with your gut

  82. Will says:
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    ERod over Wada, Chavez, Fiers, or Garcia?

  83. scrotchs says:
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    Already dropped Polanco…

    Is Dickey droppable too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scrotchs: I say yes, but I’d ask JayWrong

  84. Catcher Fever says:
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    I still don’t know why everyone was told to drop Cody Allen the other day just because he came in in one 8th inning down by 1 run and runners on (to keep the game close).

    He’s no Polanco for goodness sakes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Catcher Fever: I didn’t write drop, I wrote I backed him up

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Catcher Fever: it was more about “get ready here boys”, and it’s very rare for closers to be used in that situation, they’ll use 8th inning guys only rarely in that spot.

  85. Miles says:
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    Tied in wins,losses, down 2 in hr given up, up 7k’s, up 3.60 to 3.93 in era, down 1.35 to 1.23 in whip. tied in qs.

    He has harvey vs Mia
    Bauer @ seattle
    Mcculers vs White Sox

    Do i Start Bolsinger @ cards
    My other pitcher is Rubby de la rosa @ mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miles: Sit Bolsinger

  86. Moistasskiss says:
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    I’m trying to upgrade my RF slot in my 20-team all-Pirates ESPN classic dynasty league. Harrison, Tabata, Corey Hart, Josh Bell, and Andrew Lambo are all owned, obviously, as are Matt Diaz, Xavier Nady, Matt Lawton, Orlando Merced, George Hendrick, and Dave Parker. Would you recommend dropping Polanco for Bradenton Marauders outfielder Michael Fransoso? Or is Fransoso only so-so?

    Thanks in advance for your advice with this difficult decision.

  87. Rip Repulski says:
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    I picked up the young edurardo sawxerhands last week on a tip from the prospect column on this very website…thanka you! I’ve temporarily replaced Bogey with Alcides in one league, who to keep when Xander has recovered?

  88. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Is this you checking on who actually reads your column. You can’t make me ask it. I can’t bring myself too as i drafted him quite low in a few leagues. So i am gonna ask a catcher question. What catcher should i pick up to drop for Cervelli so i can actually feel good about it? How about is it time to drop Joe Kelly yet he throws really hard? Who is the best player to pick up ROS because i’m gonna be on the rock for the next 3 months?

  89. Yoodo says:
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    Pick two for the day
    Stanton vs Harvey $28
    Billy H. vs strasburg $20
    Pujols vs anibal $16

  90. Pick 3 says:
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    Pick 3 for meeee
    marte, polanco against shields
    upton against liriano
    soler against volquez
    heyward against bolsinger

  91. Adam says:
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    Would u stream McCullers today vs CWS
    Need a win
    Thx!

  92. Jose says:
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    Should I be trying to sell any of my starters, relievers, and/or 1B (Belt/Moss)?

    12-team, 5×5, H2H, redraft.

    C- Perez, 1B – Belt, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Arenado, SS – Desmond, OF – Bautista, Ethier, Moss, Util – Gose, DL – Ellsbury, Puig

    SP – Strasburg, Kluber, Shields, Carrasco, Quintana, Salazar
    RP – Soria, Miller, Gregerson, Grilli, Allen

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose:

      I’d be targeting a mild OF or SP upgrade.

      • Jose says:
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        @Jose:

        I’d be targeting a mild OF or SP upgrade. @Jose:

        Like Betts or A.Gordon. Ok, shutting up now. Got diarr-you-know-what of the fingers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Shields for OF, maybe Marte level, maybe Yoenis

  93. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h

    Looking to package Moss and Wacha together for a more well rounded upgrade in the outfield with some speed preferably.

    How would you rank these targets:

    Brantley, A. Jones, Gomez, Springer, Braun, Betts, Cespedes, Gardner, Reddick, Castillo

    I understand the first three are probably pipe dreams, but might as well aim big.Here is my offense for context:

    C McCann 1B Ortiz 2B Kipnis 3B Donaldson SS Desmond OF Trout OF Marte OF Soler UTL Texiera BN Moss

  94. Hey Grey says:
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    Should I drop Marisnick for Billy Burns?

  95. Todd says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey. Thanks!

    Which side of this trade do you like for a 12-team points league? Cano and Alex Wood for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: Thanks! Altuve

  96. Lville Jim says:
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    Have Shields and Liriano on a couple teams today. If you had to roll with just one who would you start? Leaning towards Shields.

  97. Nuke Laloosh says:
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    I get Baez and Doolittle for Kimbrel in dynasty. Biggest question is whether we are buying the adjustments Baez is making in AAA…

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Nuke Laloosh:

      I think it’s definitely worth holding Baez in a dynasty. Probably too early to fully buy in, but very encouraging. Nice how the Cubs let him just take off and get his mind right with that whole thing with his family and the on field struggles.

      • Nuke Laloosh says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: thanks. I hate keeping closers too. Doolittle won’t let me have a drop off in in category when he gets the job back

  98. Emanski's All Star says:
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    I need to ditch one of these guys at Util, Napoli, Moreland, Martin. Who goes?

  99. Random Dude says:
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    So, I’m thinking about trading for Polanco and not with the intent of dropping him immediately. If you have some depth at OF, I think this is a good move for a few reasons. He’s doing alright against RHP. His splits versus lefties have been absolutely awful. He has a .382 OPS on the year vs LHP. But against RHP he’s a serviceable bat with speed. He has 12 steals on the year and that’s a 40+ steal pace for a whole season. IMO, there is value here. Especially if everyone wants to drop him and you can afford to sit him vs. LHP.

  100. Z says:
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    Hey Grey-
    Rest of season rank:
    Teheran, bucholtz, Hutchison, McCullers, Hahn, Gibson, foltynewicz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: That order looks fine

  101. Bugs Bunty says:
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    NL only . Drop Polanco, Bruce and Heyward for Junior Lake, Abraham Almonte and Clint Robinson?

  102. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I’m a bit concerned about my outfield. I have Ellsbury and Myers on my DL, Avisail in purgatory and Joey Bats and his gimpy shoulder playing with Inciarte, Aoki and T. Hunter. I can deal Wacha and/or Chavez, but am trying to gauge what type of return I should expect. Is Bats+Wacha a good enough offer for McCutchen? Is Chavez worth JD Martinez? Should I go after Polanco and then drop him?

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

  103. Basement Artie says:
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    I have Segura and Rendon coming off the DL, maybe. Need to make room. Should I drop Torii Hunter and Cuddyer for them, or drop Segura and one of the above? Thanks. Also have Hanley as trade bait. Offer for Strasburg? And should I drop Polanco

  104. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Need to sit someone of the below, but all seem to have good match ups except Stanton, but Stanton never gets benched.

    Stanton vs Harvey
    Brantley vs Tijuan Walker
    Calhoun vs Anibal Sanchez
    Bruce vs Strasburg
    Fowler vs Edision Volquez

    Who to sit?
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  105. BornAgainBaller says:
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    PLEASE convince me to bench Strasburg tonight @ Great American Ballpark. I JUST CANT DO IT. I HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED LIKE 10 TIMES IN A ROW. I CANT HELP BUT SHOUT RIGHT NOW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • John says:
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        @Grey: His Hr to FB rate isnt really a problem altho Frazier likes to hit power line drive homers that may happen. Im starting him screw it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  106. nightpandas says:
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    My headline for today: “Back to farming Buck”

    Arrieta & Yelich for Jones & Rodon in a keeper….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA….Jones

  107. Juan says:
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    Andrus or Kang at SS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  108. Jimmy says:
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    Who replaces Cody Allen when he gets the boot? I own Shaw and McAlister but would like to drop one to pickup Qualls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  109. Steve D. says:
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    Eduardo Rodriguez or Jered Weaver in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, what are you bidding for eduardo in $250 FAAB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $21

  111. jared says:
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    Kang, Rollins, or deshields ros? Please rank as I’ll keep two until correa is called up. 12 team h2h. Xbh and obp league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @jared: Hamilton’s return is going to limit deshields’ ABs, so he’s out.

      Kang > Rollins by potential, with Rollins having the edge in speed… team needs come into play, but I’m leaning towards Kang

  112. Fungazi says:
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    Saw your post above about moving on to Segura from Bogearts and made that move. Huge relief from always hanging on to that guy because he’s going to be the next so & so superstar. What’s your glossary term for the relief you get from dropping a non-producing player?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: He’s also the highest % owned player in the FA pool now, so hope someone burns a waiver on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Check glossary

  113. Marti Harris says:
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    How many home runs do you think carlos Santana will hit the rest of the season..I have $50 thst he hits over 12.5 for rest of year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take over 12.5 for $1000

  114. Klay says:
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    Here’s what fantasypros had to say about Kang yesterday… (sometimes I check their stuff, I apologize, are you the king)

    “… I wouldn’t be surprised if Kang ends up hitting 20 home runs and drives in 90 to 100 runs. If he is available, snatch him up or try to trade for him because he will be worth it.”

    Based on your comment in your post you strongly disagree with this? Would you rather ride out the Aybar injury which appears to be only a couple days than grab Kang in a mixed league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fantasypros sucks

        • John says:
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          @zombie: Mostly terrible I agree, go take a look at ROS ranking there fairly insane, mainly because everyone and the mother throws out some ranking mostly the same and you get pile of uselessness.

  115. Anthony says:
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    @grey Drop Quintana for Eduardo Rodriguez ?

    • Anthony says:
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      @Anthony: bump GREEEEEEY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  116. Warren says:
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    Fowler or Betts ROS obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Warren: Tough because Betts looks like he’s going to be a star… but with the uncertainty of Betts holding a spot high in the order, I like Fowler.

      Betts has that 2B eligibility in yahoo, not sure of the others, so lineup flexibility might change my tune…

  117. Roger Podacter says:
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    To start Stras in Cinci or not to start Stras?

    What a Strassful decision, help me out Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  118. CMUTimmah says:
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    Tough one IMO…

    Duda, Chris Davis, or Pujols… head to head ROS? (15 hitting category league… so if you can think it, there’s a category for it.)

  119. team Maxwell says:
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    More upside with Heaney or Eduardo in keeper forever? Thanks much!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @team Maxwell: Check Heaney’s numbers this year in AAA… not exactly lights out. Struggled in the Majors this year.

      I loved Heaney’s promise last year, but in a minute sample size, Eddy has at least shown it in the show also…

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @CMUTimmah: @Grey: Struggled in the majors *last* year…

      • team Maxwell says:
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        @CMUTimmah: I grabbed Eduardo anyway! Be awesome if he’s top 40 this year. If I didn’t someone else would have snagged him like Syndergaard. Nothing ventured nothing gained I guess!

  120. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, c-mart/samarzija for stras?

  121. Scott says:
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    The ESPN “Get him in your lineup” department suggests starting Lance McCullers tonight. Do you agree? Apparently the CWS have a bad offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Ha, I’d start him

  122. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Morning, Grey! How confident can I be that Correa will be called up soon? I’m in a league where roster sizes and the need to carry a lot of SPs limit me to only carrying one SS. I’ve been rolling with Xander all year. With Xander being dinged up, I could swap him for Elvis, who could at least bring me some more speed, and then hope I can swap again for Correa when he’s up. Or, I could just make the move for Correa now and hope not to be waiting very long.

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Oohs and aahs!

  123. Dominic Faiola says:
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    12 team H2H

    Drop any of Kennedy, Haren, Happ

    for any of

    Mcculers, Wada, Hughes, Roark?

    BTW Polanco just got traded in my league for Eduardo Sawxerhands :/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, McCullers, Wada and Roark

  124. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Kevin @ ESPN “Get him in your lineup” department says drop Polanco!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  125. Atlas says:
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    ROS… Hosmer, Duda, Belt ?

    Semien Vs Crawford ? (Semien is mildly interesting, but he may be mildly interesting on the bench soon with that D…. Crawford been solid why so Bearish)

    Drop Polanco ?

    Good times, Grey… good times. Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Hosmer, Duda… Semien…

  126. Frank White says:
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    Wouls you drop either, Wada, McCullers or Mike Wright for Eduardo Rodriguez?? Or none?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Man!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  127. Colonel Angus says:
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    Mad Bum or Prince in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince, it’s fair

  128. AA says:
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    Billy Hamilton & Cano for Sale…which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  129. Birdis says:
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    (RCL League)

    Xander droppable for Pearce?

    Hold Yordano or drop for streamer?

    Polanco is on the WW. Should I pick him up over Leonys? And then should I drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Drop…Meh

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Birdis: polanco vs leonys has flip flopped at least 5 times over course of just the last month. so it’s close either way depending on what day.

  130. bigbear says:
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    In a 2 team Polanco keeper H2H league where the best Polanco wins. Rank these guys in order of dropability: Polanco, Polanco, and Polanco. Muchos gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aren’t you worried the other owner in your league might see this question?

  131. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    1. Which stream do you like better in my league today?
    Rodon @HOU (6.4)
    Nelson vs. ARI (4.8)
    2. Would you start Quintana tomorrow @HOU (13.6)?
    3. Please rank these OF ROS: Brantley, Springer, JD Martinez, Castillo, Myers…

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh also you can add McCullers vs CHW (-0.1) as an option for question #1…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers 2. Sure 3. Springer, Brantley

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sweet, thanks Grey! Uh one follow up to question #3… How you rank JD Martinez, Castillo, Myers? I’m trying to prioritize who I want to trade away/keep … Also guys like B. Hamilton, Choo, Souza, Heyward, J. Harrison, Span, Tomas are available so which two guys out of all them should I be starting at my 3rd OF spot and UTIL spot respectively? Right now I own JD and Castillo ….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You ranked them

  132. greg says:
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    1) Would you take flier on Rodriguez (Boston) over CMART? Thanks.
    2) And does Colabello still continue to start now that Bautista is back?
    3) You seem to be the only one who thinks McGee might get his closer gig back….hold him over Carson Smith?
    4) And out of curiosity, why so little love for Brandon Crawford? Speaking as Giant’s fan here, not FFB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No 2) Should 3) Hold 4) He’s a good real player, little fantasy value

    • bigbear says:
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      @greg: 1. No. 2. Yes, for now. 3. I think McGee gets the gig back, but Rodney has been horrible. Bump, IMO. 4. .247/.316/.372 with no speed doesn’t do it.

      • greg says:
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        @bigbear:

        Time will tell on Crawford. At what age do most players break out? He is currently how old? He is currently highest ranked fantasy baseball SS, speed or no speed….(Tulo doesn’t have much either, not saying he’ll be like Tulo but….he’s racking up a busload of rbis)

        Bottom line is, hard to gauge when the whole Giant’s team is on a historical tear. I’ll get back to both of you on him in August either saying “I told you so” or eating crow…. ;)

        • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @greg: SF has been either mediocre or downright bad at hitting during most of their last few championship seasons, and got hot hitting in playoffs. remember marco freakin scutaro was an MVP or something ridiculous a few years back once. Pretty much all fantasy sites with any knowledge have reported TB is likely to ease McGee back in

  133. Jon says:
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    Which MI? Andrus, Russell, Forsythe, Alex Guerrero, Iglesias, Panik, Espinosa, Aybar, Hill, Jace Peterson, Brad Miller…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  134. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I literally just added Polanco night with my waiver priority. He is filling in for Souza for me right now. Two questions:

    1. ROS for a 11 team roto league, keep 2: Polanco, Souza, Carter, Chris
    2. Should I drop Polanco regardless of your recommendation to question 1?

    Thanks, dope work as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Souza, Polanco 2. Ha!

  135. Collin Wilis says:
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    I’m looking to sell high on Dee Gordon and buy low on Joey Bats…I have the worst OBP in my league…6×6 Keeper…

    The guy is offering 3 players Dee Gordon and Justin Upton

    He will give me Joey Bats along with 2 of the following:

    Jason Heyward, Carlos Gonzalez, Shin Soo Choo and Wil Myers (but I’ve got dickerson in DL, and other injured players)

    So my question is – do I take the trade, and if so, which 2 of the 4 above OF should I take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Collin Wilis says:
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        @Grey: so in an OBP/SLG league, it would not be good to trade Upton and Dee Gordon for Joey Bats/Choo and Heyward or CarGo?

        I have Tulo, Devon Travis, Segura, and Kang as my other MI for a 2B, SS, and 2B/SS positions…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Collin Wilis says:
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            @Grey: can you elaborate on why you don’t like the trade? are you thinking upton may outperform joey bats ROS? do you just not like cargo/heyward/choo/myers at all?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve written about Bautista and his shoulder numerous times in the last few weeks

  136. Harper is a Cyborg says:
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    Dreaded Catcher Question:

    Immediately activate Lucroy on Monday over Migs Montero? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      yes, Lucroy

  137. Pete says:
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    Should I trust SON’s stats for Bauer today and bench in my 10 team roto 5×5 QS no W’s)? It tends not to like him.

    -$8.2 @ SEA. Trying to bring down my WHIP and ERA. Doing well on K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  138. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Points league

    Burns
    Deshields
    Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  139. Andrew says:
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    Chavez, Hendricks, Buch ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank

  140. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Maikel Franco for his d’Arnaud in a 6×6 keeper league with OPS?

    Currently have Fran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  141. Random Collmenter says:
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    …co on my bench and Plawecki catching.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on your bench? How deep is this league? Trade him then if you don’t need him

  142. dom says:
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    how do we feel about Aaron Sanchez’s start in Minnesota tomorrow? I thought the Twins were a bad team but the world is a changing place…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…I’d start him

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: thanks, should I drop Plouffe or Khris Davis to stream him? Need to keep up w my matchup for probable starts this week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Plouffe

  143. Malicious Phenom says:
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    From the weird stats department:

    Justin Upton is hitting .360 with NINE of his 12 homers @ Petco!
    Upton is hitting .242 away from Petco.
    Nolan Arendo is hitting .308 with 8 of his 10 homers AWAY from COORS!
    Arenado is hitting .260 @ Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising on Arenado, Rockies have had terrible weather there so far

      • John says:
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        @Grey: THIS STAT MAKES ME GIDDY!
        Nolan Arendo is hitting .308 with 8 of his 10 homers AWAY from COORS!
        Arenado is hitting .260 @ Coors.

        This is quite amazing and should point to the fact that he will be such a beast from here on out!! Now if we can only get TULOto wake up, he is batting 266 and Billy Burns just hit 2 homers this week!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait until the weather heats up

  144. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    karns @ BALT.,rodon @ HOUSTON,foltynewicz @ SANFRAN or nelson vs ARIZONA TODAY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was looking at those options just now, I went with no one… Nelson would’ve been my choice

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: THANKS BOSS,has mchugh been average enough though to where i stream his spot with guys like this available

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d stream in RCL, yeah

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            @Grey: thanks,i was hoping youd say that,

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  145. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Received this offer from an owner I was trying to work out a deal with last week. I’m leaning toward accepting but would appreciate an endorsement.

    My Doolittle, Bauer, and Cuddyer (just added Cuddyer as a FA so don’t view him as a real loss)
    for
    His Yoenis and Odorizzi

    Odorizzi > Bauer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade for you

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Right on. I have accepted it.

        You likely don’t recall this, but last week, after Dickerson went on the shelf, I offered this team a holds guy (Hughes; it’s a 6 x 6 with holds league) for Moss. He countered offering Cuddyer for Hughes or Moss for Dickerson. I offered Dickerson for Cespedes, which he declined. He later dropped Cuddyer.

        We have a FA auction and I got Cuddyer for $1 last night. He was the other team that had entered a bid. I won it because I have it setup where the tiebreaker priority order is the inverse of the standings, and he only recently passed me in the standings. So seeing that auction win was pretty fun. Now today, I see this.

        As an aside, I have to say I really like the FAAB aspect, which I switched to last year. I keep the budgets low to avoid inflation, especially when combined with a yearly transaction limit of 70. There have been a couple of times where I way outbid for a player based on the lack of other bids (Bauer being one of those, whom I got for $10 without there being another bid), so it doesn’t always (or usually) go my way. Of course there have been times where I lost out on players by one dollar or even by the tiebreaker. Still, I highly recommend this system to others that may want the element of an auction in a league. The extra frustration is priceless, and what fantasy baseballer (Grey’s mom’s term) would pass on the option for even more frustration? Maybe next year I require that all owners wear hair shirts for the draft!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, yeah, I hear ya… FAAB is nice

  146. Bro Jackson says:
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    I just added, dropped and added Polanco. Man, that felt good. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  147. Redd says:
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    Hey grey!

    In a h2h pts / weekly lock league which potential two start pitcher to add for week 9

    Andrew cashner (vs mets & deGrom; start 2 @ cincy & Michel lorenzen.)

    Archie Bradley (vs Braves & Alex wood,, start 2 vs mets & colon.)

    James Paxton (vs yanks & sabathia,, start 2 vs rays & archer.)

    — just read that Paxton injured his finger not sure if I want to use him

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

  148. mzyptlk says:
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    Segura over Alcides? Drop Polanco for Conger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Ha!

  149. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Pick up Jesse Chavez or Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  150. Johnny says:
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    Start or sit Bolsinger in 12 teamer at Cards tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit, don’t own

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Your saying prob not worth owning? Dont diagree but I am curious how long he can be helpful until wheels fall off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  151. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    I was going to drop Polanco in my NL-Only H2H league for Barnes, but now Asche is coming back. Who would you go with, Barnes or Asche? Seriously though, Imaginary Polanco for Barnes or Asche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  152. Salazar Slytherin says:
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    Am I crazy or in a 12 5×5 OBP H2H with no holds Betances should still be owned correct? 41Ks 26 ip 0 ERA.

    Rubby or Paxton are my two streaming right now would you swap either out for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be owned… Pax for him

  153. SallyCips says:
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    So I offered Billy Hamilton to a tag team of owners for Kipnis as an opening to I’d like Kipnis, but I know you won’t go for this even though I drafted Hamilton higher than your Kipnis. No problem, I was hoping for a discussion start. Their counter:

    Kipnis for my Stanton.

    W

    T

    F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Salazar Slytherin says:
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      @SallyCips: Lol. Some guys cant trade unless its so one sided it blows their mind. I offered Pollock and Grilli for Storen for Miller.

      The response back:
      kevin pillar, miller, danny duffy for… joc, grilli, and cole

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Salazar Slytherin: simply tell those owners to contact you when they’re serious.

        • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome: and by “serious” i mean they shouldn’t just assume you’re an idiot. once if fine, since you actually might be, but once you announce you aren’t those offers should either stop being sent or just ignored.

  154. WalleyWorld says:
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    Thanks as always Grey. Dynasty league. I need RF help. If you could pick one of the following to trade, who would it be and what can I expect to get back in return?

    Harvey, Zimmermann, Richards or Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what teams have a need for a SP and what their RF is…

  155. ashtray says:
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    Cut McHugh loose for Rubby, Brett Anderson, Gibson, Hutch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

      • John says:
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        @Grey: So your pretty high on Rubby then. Hmm what other arm would you think he ranks with that might shock me? Garrett Richards? He becoming more of a hold in 12 tm rather than a stream?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not as good as Richards, he’s a number 3 right now

  156. David says:
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    Which side, 6×6 with obp instead of avg. Which side would you prefer, Marte/C.Santana or C. Davis/Duda? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  157. Greyismyhero says:
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    Ok to drop Polanco? ok cool, thanks man, it’s ok…..well, you don’t say?? Whats the count, are we there yet?

    SMOKE THE GREEN!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  158. Scott says:
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    Last bench spot in 14 team, dynasty league

    Logan Morrison or Steve Pearce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrison

  159. Joeg414 says:
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    Happy Friday to all. I was offered Dan Haren for my Clippard. I could use a Starter and I already have A.Miller , Box and Tolly. Is it a good deal ?
    Daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Take Haren

  160. tyson says:
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    Drop fiers,pax, or mchugh

    • tyson says:
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      @tyson: Options to Pick up are

      Hahn,Rubby, eduardo, Liriano, Kazmir, C-Mart, Chase Anderson

    • tyson says:
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      @tyson:
      for Hahn,Rubby, eduardo, Liriano, Kazmir, C-Mart, Chase Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

      • tyson says:
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        @Grey: and pick up which one

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @tyson: he’s saying drop pax for c-mart, or, since pax is DL’d just add c-mart if space allows.

  161. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Drop anybody for Alex Rios? 10 team league

    1B: Goldy
    2B: LeMahieu
    3B: Carlos Santana
    SS: Desmond
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Gardner
    Utl: Rizzo
    Utl: Tex
    Utl: Cargon
    Utl: Fowler

    SP: Kershaw
    SP: Scherzer
    SP: Hammel
    SP: A Wood
    RP: Britton
    RP: Axford
    RP: Gregerson
    RP: Cecil
    B: Rubby
    B: Chavez
    B: McHugh:
    B: Carson Smith

    Thanks Grey

    • tals23 says:
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      @Mitchell Freedman:
      Smith or fowler but either way, I would grab Rios

    • Mitchell Freedman says:
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      @Mitchell Freedman: DL: Rendon not that that really matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  162. Dominic Faiola says:
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    Andrus or Alcides…..

    at least until Correa comes up and does some damage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  163. TOGMAN says:
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    Drop Bogaerts for Kang? 12 H2H 6×6 OPS

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @TOGMAN: he’s said Kang to this lately.

  164. dem ribbies says:
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    Dozier and Pax for Lester and David Wright?

    I’d have to drop Pax if I pickup Lester anyway… Figure Wright can hang out on my open DL spot until I need the space or he returns whichever is sooner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, it’s fair

  165. ashtray says:
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    Safe to cut McHugh?

    I would be left with Arrieta/Carrasco/Salazar/Ross/Syndergaard/Burnett/Richards

    I want to add a bench bat focusing on RBI/AVG

    Kang
    Plouffe
    Maybin
    Forsythe
    Panik

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: So… which hitter would you advise i pick up?

  166. Tokke says:
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    Pick 1
    Leonys vs Miley
    Yelich vs Niese
    Bruce vs Gio Gonzalez

  167. locos says:
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    drop julio tehrean for ecurado rodriguez in 10 team keeper league. Current rotation

    SP Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI
    SP Sonny Gray SP | OAK
    SP Cole Hamels SP | PHI
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Max Scherzer SP | WAS
    RP Andrew Miller RP | NYY
    RP Glen Perkins RP | MIN

    Bench
    SP Mike Fiers SP | MIL
    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Julio Teheran SP | ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  168. alcohol abuser says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Awesome article today!

    14 team keeper, standard categories minus AVG add OBP and SLG.

    Please rank for ROS…Pujols, Belt, Fowler

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! Pujols, Fowler

  169. royce! says:
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    Can’t decide on a move or two. It’s a deeper 10 team h2h counting OBP and XBH. I have an excess of MI types (DeShields, Kang, LeMahieu, Xander, Travis and Russell), so I’m gonna drop one or two for an 1B or OF for my UTIL spot. Colabello, Khris Davis, Moreland, Plouffe, Venable, Ethier and Grichuck are available and all have been hitting well recently. I’m thinking of losing Xander and Russell for Khris Davis but can’t decide on the second bat to pick up. Whaddya think?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: my preseason late round flyer the Plouffe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable, kinda needs thing though

  170. Dr. Sauce says:
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    In a vacuum would you trade;
    1. Stanton and Bryant for Trout and Correa (I have Arenado at 3b) or
    2. Rizzo for Kershaw (I have Goldy for 1b and could plug Bryant into my utility)

    It is a keeper league (keep 6, no limits). Is there one deal you like better than the other? Or should I simply hold … my team is doing well and it’s nice to have a little depth (especially this early in the year).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Sure… I wouldn’t mess with a team that was doing well

  171. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Bauer for Tulo?

  172. Dusty Baker says:
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    Is it too early to shop Tulow ? –In a NL only Roto 5×5 – I need help in all my Batting Cats., except SB, and could use a nudge in Saves/ Holds ……………. I was thinking maybe asking for Kenley Jansen and a lesser bat ? ———- of course last month when I was trying to give Belt away, with no takers, well you know the rest of the story…………… maybe I trade for Polanco, so I can drop him outright? ……….. How much longer before the “firesales” in Cincy, Colorado, and Philly ? ……………………thanks for your time , bra ———– DB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too early

  173. SFGIANTS says:
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    Which 2 would you sit Need to win this week!
    Soler vs Guthrie $22.2
    Leonys vs Kelly $26.2
    Souza vs Tillman $27.5
    Ozuna vs colon $10.6
    Yelich vs Colon $3.7
    Bruce vs Roark $21

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Bruce

  174. royce! says:
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    BTW, I dropped Polanco off at the pool. You can pick him up if you want; he’s the one that looks like a Baby Ruth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  175. nick the dick says:
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    Yo VII, Gose over Avisail? Which one, Alcides or Kang over Addison? Also trying to pry Miggy from my buddy, he says Joc, Storen and Arrieta would probably do it. Is that good for me or really good for me? Rotation not amazing behind Arrieta but I have Salazar, Carrasco, A Wood, McHugh, Cashner. 10 team, could stream okay. I have saves for days and OF for weeks to spare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gose… Alcides… That’s good if you have the depth

  176. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Tulo is going to get blistering hot. Probably soon. That is all.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I hope so, he has made me look like an a**hole for how he has performed so far, now Braun on the other hand makes me look like I might know what I’m doing

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @J-FOH: ———— J-FOH, I see we may be in a similar boat ——— I drafted Tulow , then Braun in NL oNly league this year —————————— I hope GhostTon is right ……………… it is what it is.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dusty Baker: I had Tulo and Braun high in my Top 100 to start the yer and the Tulo dive has been a tough pill to swallow.

          • Random Dude says:
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            @J-FOH: Tulo is scaring me. It’s crazy to see a 10 percentage point drop in a BB% and 7 percentage point increase in K%…

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @J-FOH: i wouldn’t think you’d be any more an A-hole for tulo than you’d be genius for braun. they’re both very talented hitters, top 20 guys for years and years. One is playing up to his own standards (although Braun for some reason, (needle related likely) was terrible for about 26 days first), the other wasn’t for 55 days instead of Braun’s 26.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah could see it

  177. tals23 says:
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    I am holding yan gomes in a one catcher weekly points redraft league in hopes that one of my fellow owners will become desperate enough at the catches position to trade me something of value….I’m starting to wonder if he’s going to play enough to warrant this strategy…. I just dropped Ryan Howard for colabello and want to pick him back up or grab billy burns to plug in at OF…I have trout, melky Cabrera, avisail Garcia, Marlon Byrd and rusney Cassillo at OF…. Should I drop Gomes for burns or Howard or continue to hold him as trade bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t hold two catchers

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey
        : thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  178. royce! says:
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    Wind is blowing out in Wrigley…based on that and the way the Royals have been hitting, I’m considering benching Arrieta all over the place and starting all of my Royals and Cubs.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: I’ll be in the dego from July 26th to the 29th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I have weekly league

  179. J-FOH says:
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    I showed up late for work, well not really late by my standards but late as in we open at 9 and I got here at 10:45. Anythehoo, I go to the break room to see what Friday treats someone brought in and there are bagels on the table. Funny thing is there was not one top on any of the bagels. All bottoms. Now I counted the number bagels against how many people are in today and it means that a few people took more than one top and not one person took a bottom. Not one! Who takes two tops? WTF is wrong with these people. You wonder why I get all pissed off and this is the kind of crap that makes me want to punch something.

    • royce! says:
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      @J-FOH: Ha! Maybe you should start a business making just bagel bottoms.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @royce!: that doesn’t help, they ate all the tops, everyone wants tops

        • royce! says:
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          @J-FOH: Oh, oops; I read that too quickly…or perhaps I just want you to fail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a breach of ethics

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: there must be some kind of bagel bylaws?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go around and ask to see people’s plates

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: these vultures? that shizz is gone like a motherf**ker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, I’m shocked to hear you have an office you go into

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: sorry to disappoint, I work at home a lot but need to come in sometimes. Funny thing is I have an actual office in here with a door and everything. No cubicle for me. They never ask why my door is always closed, there seems to be a mutual disgust between me and my co-workers that keeps us civil. I hate the sound of their voices and idiotic actions and they hate my scowl

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @J-FOH:

              Hawkman!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I picture streamers and noise makers the days you’re not there and then lots of looks to each other when you are here, is there any way to set up a webcam for the days you’re not there to verify?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you would, the sad part is I know more about all of them then they know about me because my dad tells me everything. I don’t play with the phonies and watch them all kiss up to people that would cut them in a heartbeat to save their own asses. Everyday I want to quit and every day I feel guilty of leaving my dad hanging….I wonder if tristan needs an intern?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You and Tristan should Lily Tomlin/Steve Martin All of Me…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: thats the best idea you have ever had

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Top 5, for sure

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      funny, but not really, you hiring me is not even in my own top five of greatest things you have done.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Elaine and Kramer opened a Top Of The Bagel shop next door. Somebody in your office picked up the bottoms in a garbage bag behind the store.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: I knew they were behind this. foiled again!

  180. B the Esq says:
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    @Grey: a tough call indeed….While I think any of the potential pick ups will serve my purposes well (unlike Polanco), the bigger question for me is who to drop from the bottom of my SP staff (besides Polanco)?

    • B the Esq says:
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      @B the Esq: That was supposed to be a reply to an earlier comment…..We use saves and holds as separate categories. Need to pick up a Holds guy and need to drop a SP to do it. Bottom of my rotation is Fiers, J. Nelson, Eduardo Rodriguez, Kazmir, Yodano, C-Mart, Hammel.

      Pick up Duke, Jared Hughes, Tazawa, Dunn or Osuna?

      Who is the drop (again, besides Polanco)?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @B the Esq: Osuna….Kazmir, but I’d check health news

  181. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Drop Polanco for Kevin Seitzer, Matt Nokes, or Andy Benes in my 12-team overhyped rookie baseball cards of the late 80s league? I’ve already got Sam Horn and Gregg Jeffries…. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  182. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Drop Polanco for Kevin Seitzer, Matt Nokes, or Andy Benes in my 12-team overhyped rookie baseball cards of the late 80s league? I’ve already got Sam Horn and Gregg Jeffries…. Thanks!

    • Harris Kiperman says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: Gregg Jeffries Sept.1988 looked like the next Pete Rose.

  183. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Pollack and Lucroy too much for Brantley?

    Basically, do you believe pollack will be this good all season?

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress: I would trade him for Polanco and then ask Grey if I should drop Polanco for (insert random hot schmotato name here)… :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress:

      This is what happens when you ask ambiguous questions. Is Pollock going to be this good? Is it too much to give? Is it no to both?

      I believe Albrecht is saying Pollock wont be this good all year.

  184. Henry says:
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    10 team H2H 5×5 OBP League

    Springer or Gomez ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  185. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    this offense. i had added maybin with souza out and polanco was the certain drop till yesterday.
    hundley
    E5
    dozier
    panda/
    bogaerts
    bautista/marte/burns
    util soler/franco
    BN souza/heyward/polanco/maybin
    DL v-mart
    I don’t need my last add to go to the pitcher i’m gonna get to replace bolsinger for this week, but now i need a SS for at least a couple of days.
    1. still go with dropping polanco or somebody else?
    2. which SS (i’m still down 0-2 in steals this week). jose ram, dannys antana, ahmed, yunel. total bases and OBP also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Maybin 2. Ramirez

  186. Gio says:
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    10 team keeper… I was offered Tulo for my Springer. My current MIF keeper is Cano (pre-trade), I would replace springer who is currently a keeper with Marte.

    Is Tulo going to rebound? Pull the trigger or hold off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Springer

  187. Greyer says:
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    Lay off of Hamilton, jackass.

    • Geat White North says:
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      @Greyer: The cocaine said to the beer.

  188. booya says:
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    Bruce or Soler ROS?

  189. Swfcdan says:
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    Need speed, trade Elias, Reyes and Choo for B Hamilton and Anibal? Choo too much? OBP league

  190. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Will Polonco be in the Buy/Sell?

    Carole Landis!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love the new avatar, I believe my grandmother used to date him

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Levant was the real star on the Al Jolson Kraft Music Hall.

        Upon hearing that Marilyn Monroe had converted to Judiasm, Levant remarked on his television show, “Now Arthur Miller can eat her.” Then the show went on hiatus.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! That’s awesome

  191. Lee says:
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    H2H 5×5 using OPS instead of BA. Have Rios on the DL. Drop Torii Hunter when he is activated, or drop Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, flip a coin…Drop Hunter

  192. locos says:
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    Grey, drop sandoval for plouffe? drop ortiz for burns

    Bench guys
    Brett Gardner OF | NYY
    Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    Devon Travis 2B | TOR DL
    Pablo Sandoval 3B | BOS
    Lorenzo Cain OF | KC
    Alex Gordon OF | KC
    David Ortiz U | BOS
    Anthony Rendon 2B,3B | WAS DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  193. 740 says:
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    sup Grey, thank u for the read. which of these would u rather start today.

    Rodon, Rubby, Nelson, Karns, M. Gonzalez?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Rubby

  194. tentyme says:
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    Happy Friday Grey !! in a 12 team h2h weekly points league Al/Nl non-keeper league would you rather own colome, c.j. wilson or shoemaker. …. colome seems to be pretty good but they won’t let him pitch past the 5th every game so he can’t even earn a QS…WHY ? I guess wilson has experience and might bounce back and shoemaker i don’t know much about. Please help lol thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  195. Harris Kiperman says:
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    10 team h2h league. I have Reyes and Crawford. Reyes is back but if he is playing in pain, as he said he would be all year, he’s not likely going to be running much. I read what you said about Craw, just curious what you don’t like about that guy… but that’s for another day when we can really sit down and share our thoughts on a variety of topics. For now, who do I start next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Crawford until Reyes is completely back, and hitting

  196. PK says:
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    Rios or Howard ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  197. Anthony says:
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    @grey: When is your weekly Buy/sell coming ?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Anthony: see directly below, it’s always around noonish friday but using western time i think.

  198. Grey

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

  199. E says:
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    A follow up to a proposed trade from a few days ago. Which side in a keeper league, where the pitchers can’t be kept but everyone else can be:

    Sale, Xander vs. Strasburg, Springer, Ozuna

  200. Grey

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

  201. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, drop Anibal for Roark (10-team mixed dynasty)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. Paul says:
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    I was offered Miguel Cabera and Strausberg
    for either Stanton and Samardzija or Hunter Pence and David Price

    My team is
    Travis d’Anaurd
    Freddie Freeman
    Chase Utley
    Manny Machado
    Starling Castro
    Stanton
    Polanco
    Tomas
    Pence
    Cespedes
    JD Martinez
    DL Anthony Rendon

    Fiers
    Carrasco
    Axford
    Boxberger
    AJ Ramos
    Tolleson
    Syndergaard
    Samardzija
    Keuchel
    Buchholz
    Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Price

  203. AA says:
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    Billy Hamilton for McCullers?

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @AA: good god no.

  204. assy says:
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    Abreu has been disappointing but it’s still a Marte Party up in this Wong!

  205. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! De La Rosa, Roark, Hendricks, or Santiago for ros? Thanks!

  206. Eric says:
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    Remember when Polanco was a thing?

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