Lately, Eric Hosmer has been living up to his nickname, Mini Joey Votto.  Hmm, that’s a bit long for a nickname.  How about Mini Joey?  Oh, I know, Embryonic Kangaroo!  That rolls off the tongue!   *Grey puts on a terrible Aussie accent* “Embryonic Kangaroo is a fair dinkum chockers!  What a ripper!  I need a sickie, a slab and a barbie on the back of the ute!  Or just watch that Toni Collete movie where she’s in the wheelchair singing ABBA.  That gets me knickers on the soddy poop schmear!”  Yesterday, the Embryonic Kangaroo went 5-for-6, 5 runs, 6 RBIs and a slam (16) and legs (5), hitting .319.  He has four homers post-ASB in 50 ABs, and seems to finally have the chockers on dinkum.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .294.  True story:  I drafted Merrifield in my NFBC league, a league with no waivers, because I couldn’t understand why the Royals weren’t going with Merrifield to start the year.  I did like Mondesi too, but he felt raw, unpolished, like an anti-Pollock.  So, Merrifield took a month to get called up, why bring this up now?  Well, to give myself a backward compliment, I’m wondering why I know more than a major league team.  That shouldn’t ever happen.  I said true story, I never said interesting!

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.17.  As they taught me in film school, marry Spielberg’s relative.  Wait, no, the other thing.  Show, don’t tell.  I will show you the stats I got from Nola since I picked him up about six weeks ago:  41 1/3 IP, 51 Ks, 4 Wins, 1.31 ERA, 0.92 WHIP.   Nola is my King Baby.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-5, 2 runs as he was activated from the DL.  Aaron said, “I am the Altherr of my own destiny.”  Lame!

Cameron Rupp – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer.  As a dyslexic stutterer would say, p-pur.  By the way, whoever thought it a good idea to give the word’s hardest word to spell to a set of people who struggle to spell, you’re messed up.  Dyslexics should beat your ssa.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 8th and 9th steals, hitting .281.  Someone wanna do me a solid?  Tell me how many players have had two or more home run games vs. two or more steal games.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I think he could go on a 15-homer month barrage and people would not buy-in next year.  Kinda done with him, people are, said Yoda.

Nick Williams – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Still schmotato, which sounds like a Paul Simon album.

Lewis Brinson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit 7th.  “Hey, Grey, all-knowing, sayer of soothes, Brinson, Bader, Devers, rookie diarrhea, blabba, blabba bloo.”  Devers has upside, but has Nunez; Bader may be gone when Fowler or Piscotty return; Brinson’s likely here unless he bombs out, though could split time with Phillips.  Though, Part II:  Really Though, Phillips looks completely lost.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer.  Black Sabbath Santana!

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Sonavabench!  Fine, yes, that is true, but my confidence in Nelson is building more and more by the game.  Think he’s reached “Start everywhere but Coors” status.

Erick Fedde – Called up to start on Saturday in place of the recently DL’d Strasburg.  I guess they think Fedde is ready.  First one to say that!  First one ever!  No way anyone’s said that before!  They did?  Oh.  Prospector Ralph said, “He’s more or less a two-pitch guy.  92-94 sinking fastball, nasty slider, and then a mid 80s change (um, that’s three).  Gets grounders and misses bats.  Delivery is kind of ugly though.”  He’s likely up for only one start, so meh..be streamer.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 3 ER, 9.00 ERA on the Nats.  Someone should make a t-shirt that says, “What would Dusty do?”  Then on the back reads, “Do the opposite.”  Why is he throwing Doolittle in every game?  He did this exact same thing with Blake Treinen in April until Treinen’s arm fell off and he was removed from the closer role.  The Nats were up by five, Doolittle should’ve been checking Yelp for where to eat after the game!  You have to own Ryan Madson for now.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  Nats’ Gio is the gift that keeps giving like a Nat-Geo issue with unencumbered boobies.

Santiago Casilla – 0 IP, 3 ER.  Someone looks like a good bet to be traded to the Nats!  I guess you can try handcuff, Blake Treinen, but not exactly a handcuff I’m fond of unless you’re Whodini singing, “Friends!  How many us have them?”

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in four games.  Semien’s hot, which sounds painful and like his first name should be Mucus, but it’s actually delightful!

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  I get the feeling Smoak will get no respect in the preseason next year.  Something tells me people are going to chalk this up to an outlier.

Yu Darvish – 3 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 4.01.  Someone said, “Ooh Miami,” was on schedule and all Darvish could think about was good ramen.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Someone check his urine!

Christian Yelich – 4-for-5, 4 runs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Let me drink his urine for the Fountain of Youth!

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and third homer in the past four games, hitting .307.  I wonder how many times he said, “My name is ‘Just Troy,'” and they wrote “Justroy” until he was like, “Fine, J.T.!”

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer. Where you at, Judge?!

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 4 runs, 5 RBIs, hitting .315, as the Marlins scored 22 runs on 22 hits.  The Marlins scored 425 runs in their previous 98 games.  What’s that, four runs per game average?  If Little League rules applied, game would’ve been called in the fourth inning, while a Rangers player’s dad fought with a Marlin player’s dad, and an umpire tried to get Yelich’s mom’s digits.

Greg Holland – Placed on paternity leave.  Soon to be fired doctor in maternity leave, “Hey, there’s a baby coming out out of the Holland tunnel!”

Pat Neshek – Acquired by the Rockies to work middle relief.  Rockies, “We want you to bridge the gap in all of our 12 to 11 games.”

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  I’m so proud of every single one of you that helped me build the world’s tallest house of cards.  We came together, in this open field, as a community with a singular focus–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and, like, his 35th homer in the last five days.  Wow, DeJong is just openly corking his bat, huh?  Is he training with Albert Belle?  What the WUT, doode.  Is Chris Shelton wearing a Paul DeJong Halloween costume?

Randal Grichuk – 4-for-5, 1 run.  The most shocking thing of the day, four singles from Grichuk.  I honestly didn’t know he knew how to hit the ball under 380 feet.

Avisail Garcia – Will miss several weeks with a strained thumb.  He injured it swiping too hard on Tinder.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Wait, wait, wait!  Bader, Brinson, Devers or Moncada?  Moncada has the most upside, downside and least playing time concerns.

Jake Arrieta – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  I kinda feel like this series against the White Sox is like when Andre would fight The Brooklyn Brawler.  Are the Cubs just padding their record?

Steven Matz – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.51.  After the game, the Mets said, “We’re gonna bring up Amed very soon.”  Then a reporter pointed out they were talking into the disembodied elbow of Matz.

Manuel Margot – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Definitely already on my short-list for 2018 sleepers.  15-homer power and 30-steal speed will do that.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and 2nd home run in his last three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  The accolades I have thrown at his feet in the way of word bouquets are not enough to show my true love for him.  Severino, I will give you my dead grandmother’s kugel recipe, if you want it.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and his 4th homer in three days, and his 19th homer in ten days and oh em gee, Dee Dee, you got me like: *insert picture of Spike Lee rubbing ice cubes on Rosie Perez’s shoulder*

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Oh wait, when a player changes teams but not leagues, they keep their stats.  Right!  Forgot about that!  Frazier has 17 homers for you completists.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .269.  Whoa, someone give me an NC-17 warning before .269!  What are we, Reddit now?

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4 and his 1st major league hit and home run.  Damn, maybe they don’t need Nunez.  But Devers looked so bad after two at-bats!  Hmm, okay, trade Nunez for a starter.  *24 hours later*  Devers went 0-for-3?  Give them back Nunez!  Yo, the Red Sox are the annoying guy in your league who drops and picks up 15 players a day.  Wait a minute, I’m that guy!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.37.  No foolsies, Sale could be the lede every time he starts.  Him, Scherzer and Kershaw.  They’re that good.  I know, not that illuminating, but what am I?  Devin Mesoraco with a light bulb in his mouth?

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homers.  Just Dong, because everyone else is doing it!  Between Au Shizz, wham bam thank you, Lamb, and Just Dong, the Diamondbacks just need to trade for Moustakas, and I’ll just be saying catchphrases for all of their players.

Dansby Swanson – Sent down to the minors.  Sad to say, but I thought he was sent down a few weeks ago.

Gregor Blanco – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals (9, 10).  My eyes are perked (not my ears, because I’m seeing shizz), and fully monocled on a cyclops, but Blanco isn’t an everyday player.  By the by, his name is Spanish for White Russian, and the vodka that is used is Ketel Marte (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer).

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  Corbin’s been a bit touch and go, like your uncle, but he hasn’t had a truly atrocious start since his first one of June, and an ERA near-2.50 in July.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  Look at Eff Samard!%%&@ actually putting in some work.  He even squeaked out a victory to move to 5-11, with the Giants not wasting all their offense on Taillon the nightmare before Samardzija.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  Endorphin Ralph asked me yesterday, “Schoop or Dee Gordon?”  I think it’s based on team needs, so that brings me to:  next year, in the 5th round:  Schoop or Gordon?

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.46 vs. Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 IP, 2 ER, five baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 6.93.  This matchup of Ubaldo/Cobb was briefly billed as “The Husking of a Man:  Manscapers,” but everyone involved thought better of it.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (21) and legs (6), hitting .271.  Bit of a broken record here, but A) Souza’s been terrific all year.  B) Any record with a Souza is therefore broken.  C) There’s no C.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .273.  You know how every team (and person) that’s around long enough goes through a bad judgment call on uniforms?  The Rays should have a season where their uniforms have a sewn picture of Ray Charles.

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Write-up, so good!

    a. My boss is standing right behind me. Thank God he doesn’t read or write English very well. He always calls me into his room when he needs to write a message to an English-speaking colleague. Fortunately, these are brief moments. He actually referred to my buddy from the Embassy as ‘the lady’ in French because he thought the name ‘Lance’ sounded like a woman’s name! True story!!

    b. Had 2 nightmare moments like you could not imagine happen to me at 02h47 WAT (West-African time).

    1. The first can be described as Fcuk Yu! Not you, man, Yu!
    2. The second? I sh*t you not! I woke up to pee, then sat at my ‘puter to see if there was anything good to see on my fantasy teams (there was the nightmare I referred to above in ‘b.1’), then I HEAR someone trying to open my hotel room door and then to confirm that I was not hallucinating or that Yu hadn’t damaged ALL my senses, I SAW the door handle on my side of the room move from opened to closed position. No one came in and I didn’t stupidly open the door to see if there was a killer on the road, but it did give me pause! Nightmare on N’Djamena Street!

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 27

    Mousa Ghani: ‘If you fail, do not blame me. I will accept no responsibility.’

    Rambo: ‘That sounds familiar.’

    [Scene change to Russian command post where Colonel Trautman is being held.]

    Random sounds of American POWs: ‘Uhh! Aah! [Coughing]’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘I’m Colonel Zaysen, regional commander of this sector. Do you realize you’re the first American captured in Afghanistan? Congratulations. I believe you are planning to supply enemy rebel forces with stinger missiles intended to destroy Soviet aircraft.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘If I’m going to be interrogated, I want to be interrogated by your superiors.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘Out here, I have no superiors. I am in full command. You are alone here…Abandoned by your government.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘What do you want?’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘Cooperation. This sector has been under total control for over five years. There is little more I can do here. It is, as you say, without challenges. If you supply to me worthy information about more stinger missiles you are planning to deliver, it could provide a way out of this for us both. After all, in the end, what everyone really wants is peace.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘The kremlin’s got a sense of humor.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘Please explain.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You talk peace and disarmament to the world, and you’re wiping out a race of people.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘We are wiping out no one. I think you are too intelligent to believe such absurd propaganda. Where are the missiles?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I don’t know anything about any missiles!’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘You don’t realize I’m providing a way out for us both.

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You expect sympathy? You started this war! Now you deal with it!’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘And we will. It’s just a matter of time before we achieve victory.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘There won’t be a victory! Every day you lose ground to poorly armed freedom fighters. You underestimated your competition. These people have never given up to anyone. They’d rather die than be slaves to an invading army. You can’t defeat a people like that. We tried. We already had our Vietnam! Now you’re going to have yours.’

    Colonel Zaysen: ‘So…You wish to test me! Good.’

    [Trust me, y’all! You don’t want to miss tomorrow’s finale for the week! It will blow your minds!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Lt says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Watched Rambo 3 last night on IFC! Good work Ante keep it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: 2. HA! 3. I was thinking during the offseason you should do the same with the porn classic, Ramboner. Though, there might not be much dialogue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You got it!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. LOL, Ramboner. Typical conversation:

        A: ‘Please! I’ll be gentle and only use the tip.’
        B: ‘Just the tip?’
        A: ‘Yes! Just the tip, I promise!’
        B: ‘Ok! Just the tip, though!’
        A: ‘Ok, just the tip.’
        C (Random Chinese guy): ‘Next time leave a good tip, ehhhh?’

        b. The good and the bad about using Luis Valbuena in your RCL (5X5) lineup.

        1. The good: ‘He’s playing and available in the lineup.’
        2. The bad: ‘He’s playing and available in the lineup.’

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha B. Yup

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Grey!

          Another funny! I started Goodwin today with the short schedule. Good one, right? (Get it? Goodwin….good one…..sort of sound similar)

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

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            Hehe

            • Ante GALIC says:
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              @Grey: Grey!

              Lede for tomorrow!

              Blazek=Blazzin’ Saddles! – back-to-back-to-back-to-back HRs!!!

              Drops mic!

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Grey

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                Ha, I know, crazy

      • Anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        Ramboner? What about critically acclaimed film, Rambutt?

        ha, i read those quotesevery day…

        Aaaaanyway, i gots to lose an outfielder, too many bench bats. 12 teamer, H2H points

        a. duval
        c. frazier
        t. Pham
        c. yelich
        d. peralta
        s.souza jr

        thanks in advance
        -dave

  2. Sava21887 says:
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    Dynasty league with holds

    Who to drop?

    David peralta
    Doolittle
    Dyson
    Rosenthal

    • bigbear says:
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      @Sava21887: Donelittle

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sava21887: Peralta if hes a bench bat

      • Sava21887 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: getting crammed at OF position puig hrs every time I sit him

        My of pollock, khris Davis, Trumbo, Thames, Derek fisher, Brinson, peralta…only have one util spot

      • Sava21887 says:
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        @Grey: it’s a dynasty league, two prospects were called up in last couple days. I’m assuming you mean drop peralta.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  3. Mike in Busan says:
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    yeah, Casilla to the Nats sounds like a “go.”

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Or, after watching that Kendrys homer, they could send Treinen back instead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  4. morningsunshine says:
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    Grichuk, Merrifield, Choo or Zimmer? 12 team h2h league R RBI HR SB AVG OBP

    Leanin either Merrifield or Choo for my bench bat, which one’s your pick?

  5. Swfcdan says:
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    Will ask Ralphie too as hes the prospect guru, but can you rank these hitters for keeper leagues (OBP):

    C Frazier, Baretto, Margot.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Margot, Frazier

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’ll go Frazier, Margot, Barreto

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: FINE then I’ll go Barreto,Margot, Frazier lol

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Ralphie searches his name on here I like it, will ask you more Qs on here in future!

        • mikeMaher

          mikeMaher says:
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          @Swfcdan:

          Wait, I’m not the only one who searches Ralph’s name on here?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I search for “endorphin,” then steer clear!

            • mikeMaher

              mikeMaher says:
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              @Grey:

              Haha

  6. Great Bambino says:
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    ROS:

    Thames or Bradley Zimmer?

    Alex Avila, Russell Martin, or Francisco Cervelli?

    Thanks!

    • Great Bambino says:
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      @Great Bambino: makes that… Thames, Zimmer, or Randal Grichuk

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Great Bambino: Grichuk right now…Zimmer long term and I’d go with Avila for now

  7. Dr Chym says:
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    Morning!

    How do you rank these 3 going forward? Bergman, gregorious, dejong.

    G and D are so hot, can’t tell what’s real but I need SS help and can get both on the cheap.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dr Chym: Didi, Bregman, DeJong

  8. Strike 3 says:
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    How do Judge and Bellinger compare in dynasty obp value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strike 3: Judge has more power, Bellinger better all around player

  9. peacecoast says:
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    “touch and go, like your uncle” —-GOLD

    hey check this. Fedde cent. WORD TO YO MOMMA

    last one: I heard Dejong has a pretty long Dedong! BOOM!

    apologies been up since 430 am

  10. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as usual.

    Understanding that it depends on team needs, etc, who do you like better ROS – Brinson or Rosario?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RobMac: Brinson…close though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobMac: Thanks! Agree with F

  11. ChrisL says:
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    Grey…Keeper talk for next year! 12 team 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG. Pick 4:

    Cano
    Braun
    Brantley
    Devers
    Benetendi
    Bellinger
    Rendon
    D. Fisher
    S. Castro
    Bregman
    A. Nola
    D. Duffy
    M. Wacha

    …Thanks!

    • ChrisL says:
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      @ChrisL: Benintendi*

    • mthom42 says:
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      @ChrisL: Cano, Bellinger, Benintendi, & Nola

      • mthom42 says:
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        @mthom42: scratch that

    • mthom42 says:
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      @ChrisL: I’d say Bellinger, Benintendi, Devers, & Nola.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ChrisL: I’m going with Cano, Bellinger Beni and Rendon

  12. Luvdarooks says:
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    Who will have better stats ROY 5×5 OBP

    Werth & (utley in his place right now) so combine
    Or

    Forsythe LAD?
    Have to drop one

  13. mthom42 says:
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    Cain or Peralta ROS? H2H pts
    Thanks!

  14. Luvdarooks says:
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    A Rosario( if u think he will be up in a week o 10 days)
    Or
    Brinson
    ROY as of now ?
    In same OBP 5×5
    Need SB and power in that order.

  15. Cram It says:
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    As my NFBC pitching continues to do everything in its power to prevent me from climbing the ranks (F you Matz and Doolittle), I’m now somehow in 4th place, 2.5 out of 2nd. My offense is pretty diesel though.

    Did Ralph really ask you Schoop or Gordon?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Cram It: I hate Dee Gordon

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Cram It: Me too, and even though the batting average prolly won’t be what it is next year.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Agreed. I saw/see him as a 30 HR/.265 guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I’m up to 2nd place! Is someone asking me Schoop or Gordon a lie many tell?

  16. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who wins in this trade in a points league?

    Carlos Martinez for Alex Wood

    And how about Benintendi for McCutchen?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Wood and Cmart are pretty even but I’d go Cmart since wood gets hurt if you look at him funny….I’d want Beni

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Why Benintendi?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jason Morgan: I’d rather have the guy on the way up than on the way down…with similar stats Beni has more potential.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Could go either way on both, both even… Lean Wood, Beni

  17. Alex says:
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    I’ve got Bour on my bench, Polanco and Cueto in my two DL spots.

    I’m chasing power, so I’m inclined to keep Bour. Who’s the drop of Polanco or Cueto?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with F

  18. Kas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Who is a better keeer for next season, Brinson or Dahl? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Might be Brinson but i like Dahl better

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Kas: More power and in Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Brinson

  19. Chin Music says:
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    Once Rosario is up, do you like him over Moncada?

  20. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    In a keeper league roto 5 * 5 who would you pick? Schoop or Degrom?

    Need pitching more than 2B. Could use Trea there and story as SS

  21. bigbear says:
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    I benched Nelson too. I was scurred. But that start basically moved him into the ‘must start’ category for the foreseeable future for me.

    Think I’m going Schoop at this point. But my teams usually end up looking like Rob Deer’s beer league softball team anyway.

  22. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Please pick two who you feel have the best shot at saves come September (playoffs).
    Casilla, Kela, Maton, A Wilson, Viz, Jennings, Clippard, Swarzak, Hendriks, Tazawa, BearClaw, phelps, Familia, Glover.

      • I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @I Could Have Been a Contender:

      ¯\_(?)_/¯

      They both suck, but it was hard to not go with Casilla/Clippard, as they appear to have the job atm. But since your question was “shot at saves”, not actual number of saves in Sept. I’ll go with Viz, Familia. We’ll get a better picture of a couple of these pens in 4 days. I’d add Treinen to your watchlist as Grey also hinted at above.

      Bearclaw (with a Ramos trade) is a great stash if you can make it in your DL slot this AM.

      And I’d forget about Phelps, Glover, Hendriks Swarzak, Taz. Those guys have more hurdles than the others.

      Good luck brutha, hope you are contending in Sept!

      • I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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        @knucks:
        Thank you! Have Maurer Holland and Melancon so in a bit of a pickle. In first place but need to sort this out. One DL spot occupied by Kershaw (fun week for me). Dropped Maurer so will heed the Razz team’s advice on his replacement . …as I am not sure what the Giants do with Melancon given their situation (and Dyson proving to be capable so far in a shocking development). Hope I am not a pretender in 30 days!

  23. Wilson says:
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    C. Davis, Hanley, Myers, Longoria
    Pls rank them for ROS. TKS

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Myers, Hanley, Longoria

  24. Bombs says:
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    Semien, DeJong, or Owings ROY???

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bombs: Semien for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombs: Agree with F

  25. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Nice write up today brothaman!

    1. Zimmer, Puig, Grichuk, Bader ROS?
    2. Do you still like Castellanos over Maikel Franco ROS? Cast’s been slumping huge and lost JD as lineup protection so it’s just him and Miggy now. Francos been bombing away as of late…on my bench.

    Thoughts always appreciated

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Grichuk till he cools off but I’d go with Zimmer long term……Grey loves him some (Master)Bader though

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: And I’d go with Franco over Cast for now

      • jlfc42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Stevie says:
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    Trade Zunino for Kemp or Thames? Seems like a yes, catchers are a dime a dozen. If so, would you prefer Kemp or Thames?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stevie: Kemp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stevie: Can’t see it happening, Kemp

  27. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Hosmer or Hanley ROS?

    Thanks.

  28. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Would you drop anyone of the players from #1 and/or #2 to pick up Pham or Whit Merrifield. Or is Parra droppable away from home in a shallow h2h points league?

  29. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Would you drop anyone of the players from #1 and/or #2 to pick up Pham or Whit Merrifield. Or is Parra droppable away from home in a shallow h2h points league?

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Sorry for duplicate ?’s. New phone has a mind of its own.

  30. Ryan says:
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    I’m in 1st place by about 30 games in a H2H league and will get a bye the first round of the playoffs most likely. Worth taking a gamble on trading for Kershaw for playoffs? Was thinking about offering Wood and an RP for him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ryan: Sure.

    • Ralphy says:
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      Definitely. I’ve been trying to do the same thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with others

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: They accepted! Wood/Jim Johnson for Kershaw. Think I got away with a steal if he comes back by playoff time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  31. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    House of Cards is unwatchable. Yes, I know this is a baseball site. Just frustrated to see this series crash last two years. And that is me talking yet again into a camera.

  32. Mike says:
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    Just got offered Kershaw and Y. Thomas for Giancarlo and Robbie Ray in a keeper league. I am out of the race this year and the other guy needs to make a push which is why he is offering Kershaw at all, but wondering what you think. Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: I wouldn’t take that.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Agree with Cram, Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with others

  33. Wywyz says:
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    I was offered Carlos Correa and Chris Archer for Schoop and Clint frazier in my 12 team standard redraft league. Am in first place, and have 2b and ss depth but SP is ok but shakey. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wywyz: Dont touch Correa in a redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: Agree with F

  34. Cole says:
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    Realistically who could I get for trading Darvish. Sick of his major inconsistencies this year. Standard 12 team yahoo league. I’d probably want like a 2b, 3b or util player with speed since Turner has been on the DL. Thanks Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cole: Anyone around top 50.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole: Kinda hard to trade someone right after they put up a 10 spot

  35. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Semien, Arcia, or Dejong the best MI fill-in in your opinion? Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: Maybe Dejong until he cools off, but prob Semien for the long haul.

  36. Grey!!!<3 Dyson and Madson are avail for RP. I have Melancon on the DL spot. Do you think he takes back his closer role when he comes back in a few weeks? Is Dyson or Madson worth the add right now? Don't know who I would drop. My Pitching looks like…

    Severino, Kennedy, Gray, Faria, Peacock, Lugo, Folty, Verlander, Cole, McCullers, Nova. Holland,Claudio. DL-Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Dyson is the closer — Lugo is a streamer

  37. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    Sano for Donaldson? I like Sano but what’s with Donaldson? Time to stick a fork in him this year? ROS Sano or Donaldson. Thanks

  38. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Hard to hear the actual song over the video, but that video is great.

        Saw you flying up those nfbc standings. I’m ever so slowly creeping my way up but it’s going to be much too little, much too late for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Up to 2nd! On a phone call, so haven’t watched/listened yet

  39. Mike L says:
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    Hold 2 of 4 for dynasty who you got? Snell, Gausman, Giolito, Edrod. I know Ralph can see this too.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike L: Snell and Ed Rod for me

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mike L: Yeah it’s Snell and Ed-Rod. I think Giolito is junk. There was a glimmer of hope, but it wasn’t real. It’s just not there, he’s going down the Archie Bradley road to Setup-Ville

  40. ClemsonCrushers says:
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    Excellent write up and I am excited for all the rookie nookie that is coming up. I should have asked first, but I traded my Nola for Clevinger and Gary Sanchez in a redraft points league. Did I do okay or will I regret this?

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: same trade but Sonny in place of Clevinger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  41. DonnieB says:
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    Margot,Grichuk, Semien, or Bell at DH ROS? Is Carlos Gonzalez worth picking up with any bounce back hope in last 2 months? thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DonnieB: Margot for me……. and depends on the league but doubt Cargo helps at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Semien…. CarGo is flyer for home games

      • DonnieB says:
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        Drop CarGo for Brinson or Semien or Grichuk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Semien

  42. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Pretty good in steals right now. Would you move Starling to get Archer?

    Current staff is: Greinke, Scherzer, Nola, Verlander, Tanaka, Porcello

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  43. asdfasdf says:
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    Duda or Matt Adams ROS? Would you drop the other one for Rosario? I have Mercer at short, who has been surprisingly good but I’m not sure I trust that to continue. It’s an NL-only league so I feel a bit silly dropping Duda or Adams because they would both be the highest-scoring FA in our league by a lot (points league), but they’re both on my bench so I maybe should just bite the bullet. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @asdfasdf: Wait till monday…if Duda winds up on the Yanks your question will be answered…but yes take Rosario over one of them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Wow, Duda’s going to the Yanks? That would be weird for you

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Grey: Those are the rumblings, He’d be nice in that stadium….They can have him, Wet Tail is all dried up.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wow, jumped ship on Duda, damn! Honestly, I don’t think he’d be anymore than he is in any stadium… He’s a platoon 1B

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Grey: Yeah he platoons with the DL regularly

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  44. Tedy says:
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    I need to drop either rosenthal Doolittle or peacock….I’m hesitant to drop peacock because he’s performed well but he may or may not move to the pen…who would you drop?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tedy: Doolitle for me

  45. Ashtray says:
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    I’m in my 2nd year of a keep 6 forever league and trying to shore up my keepers. Stats are weird (R, HR, RBI, SLG, OBP, NSB) and 14 teams.

    In that format would it be worth it to send:

    Ozuna
    Hosmer
    Alex Wood
    Severino
    Robbie Ray
    Herrera or Reed

    for a guy like Arenado or Bryant? Too much or too little?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ashtray: If you’re out of it and just trying to get better keepers for next year it makes sense…what would your other keepers be if you made this deal?

      • Ashtray says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Currently in 7th place (6 teams make playoffs) but there’s a huge gap after 4th place.

        Right now I have Harper and Stanton. Hoping that some of the leftovers (Rosario, Devers, Dahl, Benintendi, Hoskins, McCullers, Arcia, Mazara will emerge to be worth it).

        I took over the team with only Harper and Hosmer, it’s been tough to become competitive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: That works for me, sucks for the other people in your league — Bryant first

  46. Ralphy says:
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    Drop LoMo for Souza, Parra, Grichuk, Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana or David Peralta?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ralphy: Brantley for me

  47. Stevie Rayvon says:
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    Altherr or Brinson ROS? H2H redraft with OBP otherwise standard rules. Thanks!

  48. Doho says:
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    Keeper league, 5 players, either two batters and 3 pitchers, or 3 batters two pitchers. I have Judge, Correa, Ozuna, Kershaw and Sale.

    Was just offered Turner (SS) and a 2nd round draft pick, for Judge and a 5th round pick…

    Do I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doho: You’re playing for next year? Sounds fine

      • Doho says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Yeah I’m in 10th out of 12th…just wasn’t sure if I would rather have judge or Seager for next year, this will give me 4 2nd round picks too, and the two top SS. Would you do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Judge

  49. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Need 4 OF keepers of this bunch:

    Obp slg 15 teams

    Zimmer
    Dahl
    Brinson
    Margot (on waivers)
    Puig
    Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: You’re playing for next year? Top 4

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: thanks yes for next year

  50. Swfcdan says:
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    Mauerer, T Hunter, or Ottavino for holds?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Whats happened to Otter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what you’re asking

  51. H says:
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    Chris Taylor or Didi ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Didi, pretty even

      • H says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! If you have the time, out of these three which two would you rather have? Didi, Marwin, or Taylor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Marwin

          • H says:
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            @Grey: Thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  52. demribbies says:
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    Vegas has the o/u for Manaea @TOR at 8 1/2. Doubt OAK gets the win vs Stroman, but in a QS league would you start Manaea today?

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: what if you started Darvish and CMart yesterday and it’s a H2H league? Ugh. They undid quite a bit of goodness yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s best case scenario if you started both of them and their stats are wiped clean by next Monday

  53. Zubaz says:
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    Altherr or Mazara ROS

  54. Keepers says:
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    Keeper league, Severino and S. Marte or Springer?

      • Keepers says:
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        @Grey: Okay, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Aggro in the Arvo says:
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    Which side of this trade is better?

    Machado, Moustakas, DeJong and Gregory Polanco
    or
    Springer, Bogaerts, Gurriel and Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  56. Spencer Siegrist says:
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    Who’s more valuable right now: Sam Dyson or Brad Hand?

    Thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand

  57. Michael DePinto says:
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    Needs and position aside would you trade Justin Verlander for Justin Turner? Verlander has been so-so to be nice but I worry he will get traded and turn it on. Love Turner though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  58. BW says:
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    While we are speaking of Dusty, can I mention that he is *still* hitting a guy with a 1.000 OPS (Rendon) sixth, while guys they found living under an overpass next to the Jefferson Memorial are hitting first and second?! Just needed to get that off my chest. Thanks for the great write up, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know!

  59. Scott says:
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    Even though I’m out of moves, I’m thinking of dropping Hoffman so I don’t accidentally start him. Or should I just wait until Cueto comes off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  60. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, my outfield is getting crowded (12 team standard Y! league) and I’m trying to ship out Joey Bats before his value gets even lower. The runs are nice, but the average is killing me, and the power just isn’t enough. If nobody bites at my initial offers and I have to sell low, which of these pitchers worth it in one-for-one swaps for Bautista, or would I be better off holding?
    Straily, Porcello, Tanaka, Teheran, Wacha, Nova, Jordan Montgomery, Clevinger, Cueto.

    Thanks as always my man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them really? Bautista is on waivers in my league

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: Yeah that’s what I figured. Gonna try and get what I can, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, got an offer for my injured Correa.

    I receive Corey Seager and Bellinger.

    Keeper league. What do you think?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout: I’d definitely take that. Correa > Seager, but not nearly by the amount of Bellinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Every good appearance from Devers before Saturday night drives up his FAAB price!

    In my 12 team keep 7 forever (+$3 annual), we had him tagged for $12 FAAB (out of $100) before any ABs and before the Nunez trade.

    Nunez trade had me bring him down to $8/$9 . . . now I think I’m back up to $11 or so. $11 ($14 2018) sound about right to make sure you snag him?

    Here’s hoping for a Nunez spot start or two in the short term!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  63. brian says:
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    OPS league. Keep 5 out of Rizzo, Stanton, Krush, Gary Sanchez, Moustakas, and Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Davis

  64. Every29Years says:
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    Seems like The Astros are closing in on Justin Wilson. Who gets the saves in Detroit if that occurs or will it be a committee deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Committee, Rondon maybe, they’re all terrible

  65. Spyre says:
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    Flipped Conforto for Severino & Rd 15 draft pick next year, how’d i do?

    Points League, keep 6. Who’s the top keepers for next year? top 10 SPs are very valuable points-wise… Am I crazy to think Severino & Nola can be top 10 next year? They’ve looked filthy all year

    Trout
    Arenado
    Rizzo
    Trea Turner

    Nola
    Severino

    Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, a little crazy… Hitters are better than starters as keepers

  66. Price says:
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    N. Cruz or Price ROS? Given your recent rankings I assume Cruz by a lot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  67. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Do you think Brinson is worth an add over Gurriel in a 12 Team H2H Keeper League with Holds and OPS? Yuli is currently manning my Util spot.

    I also have Harper, Bellinger, Duvall and C. Santana as my 4 OFs, Myers and Zimmer on the Bench and Polanco on the DL. Ugh! Perhaps I have too many OF bats? My team kinda sucks, so I am thinking of Brinson or Zimmer as a possible keeper for next season with Bellinger.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  68. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Which closer do you prefer for the rest of the season and keepers?

    Wade Davis or Chapman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis

  69. Gregarious says:
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    Hey Grey – know you didn’t include Conforto at all in your 2nd half rankings and I realize there’s still some lingering concerns around playing time…but I’m in need of power/OPS and been offered Conforto for my McCullers. To be honest, he’s asked for Paxton which I won’t do, but McCullers seems more reasonable. What do you think?

    Other SPs are: Madbum, Paxton, Carrasco, Cole, Faria, Berrios and Thor on the DL

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  70. CMUTimmah says:
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    I’m in lust with Schoop, Nola, Severino, and Paxton. Aside from Paxton, I was able to pick up all of them off the scrap heap for the likes of Lackey, Schwarber (moved Nunez to the OF), Shoemaker, Iwakuma.

    Remember when Donaldson was good? Yeah… I’m having a hard time remembering too… might need to just stomach it at this point and hope he rewards me sooner or later.

    Gotta make room for Keuchel. Drop ERod, Hamels, Verlander or Peacock (side note, it’s a points league where holds=saves… so Peacock has some spunk if he’s returned to the bullpen… see what I did there?)

    Bonus round: Dickerson has been rough. Drop him for Zimmer, Brinson, Puig, Odubal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels…Zimmer

  71. OldNavy says:
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    White Sox keep trading away a closer, I picked up Jennings now at Tampa, who do I pick up as a possible closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  72. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Is it a no brainer to drop S.Casilla for D.Betances? I know that saves are saves but Casillas ratios are killing me. He feels like Rodney 2.0.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Just realized that I can’t just drop Casilla since I have Brinson in my N/A slot. So I would have to drop somebody first to activate Brinson. The candidates are L.Cain, N.Mazara, T.Walker, E.Rodriguez. Would you drop one of those to activate Brinson and then drop Casilla for Betances? Or should I just hold for now?
        I should mention that this is a H2H keeper league(keep 10)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, hold for now

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Cool. Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  73. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Foiled again by the W Sox…
    Clippard, Casilla, or Treinen better chance for saves from here on out?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech, Clippard

  74. Whirlaway says:
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    Hi Grey, in a 12 team h2h 7×7 with OBP and SLG,

    Pina
    Freeman
    Odor
    Sano
    Didi
    Trout
    Trumbo
    Marte
    Util: Smoak

    Bench: Morrison

    Which, in order, would you do (if any):

    1. Drop Marte for c frazier, bader, hamilton, Souza, Renfroe, Brinson, parra in Coors, as my everyday 3rd OF

    2. Drop Morrison and stream pitchers

    3. Drop Morrison for diff bench hitter; c frazier, Souza, Renfroe, Brinson, parra in Coors, yonder, bader, dejong, hamilton

    4. hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Sure 3. Meh

  75. Cram It says:
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    Slam and legs from my Difo/Lind batty call! Although I have 6 batty calls going so I’ll curb my complacency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I had the entire Nats lineup today, jesus christ ramirez

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: And F Bauer. POS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right?! I can’t believe that crap

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: As my grand pappy used to say, “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s uncanny with that

  76. Brian says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty league with QS. looking to take a chance on alex meyer. who should I drop between urena and adam conley for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

  77. Devil in a new Dress says:
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    I am a lock for a playoff spot and first week bye.

    Got offered Kershaw for Severino. What you think?

  78. Doc says:
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    Between Au Shizz, wham bam thank you, Lamb, and Just Dong, the Diamondbacks just need to trade for Moustakas, and I’ll just be saying catchphrases for all of their players.—> This NEEDs to happen.

    I’ve got pretty good chances for playoffs this year.

    Keeper H2H, I give up Benintendi and 2 high picks for next year, but get Arenado and the ability to keep him and Au Shizz for at least 2 years with my first 2 picks….no brainer to do the deal, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. Yeah, no brainer

  79. Steve says:
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    Can you look into your crystal ball and tell me when Honeywell will be called up? Continue to stash him through the trade deadline? I thought for sure he’d take Odorozzi’s spot.

    Thanks

  80. Steve says:
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    Brinson looks like the goods… trade Benintendi for Sale, replacing Beni with Brinson (keeping him next year). Sale owner can’t keep him next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Ashtray says:
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    ROS who do you like:

    Avila or Lucroy
    Devers or Castellanos
    Villar, Rosario (assuming he’s called up next week) or Arcia
    Villar or Harrison

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila, Devers, Rosario, Villar

  82. Every29Years says:
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    Ramos deal close? With so many DL guys, who closes if it goes through?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough

      • I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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        @Grey: thanks….impinged shoulders always scare me so had to ask

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, no problem

  83. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pretty desperate for saves. is nola too much for herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  84. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP/SLG league where I am trying to win this year, 1 point back:

    Rendon

    Donaldson and Miggy

    Which side do you prefer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  85. JakeTheSnake says:
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    We starting CC tonight in Tampa?

    Longo scares me he has 7 Jacks vs him alone.

    What say you oh wise one?

    Ps picked up Brinson cause Avi Garcia went down.
    SO far 2 games 2 jacks lol not too shabby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him ever

      • JakeTheSnake says:
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        @Grey:

        Lol he’s been decent streaming this year lolol
        Ok so sit him ahah

  86. BoShankus says:
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    Wanting to drop some holds in order to speculate on saves. Drop Hector Rondon or Tony Watson for Kirby Yates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

  87. whit2121 says:
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    am i nuts to drop Bogaerts for Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not entirely

  88. Brett says:
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    Would you rather freeman pollock Claudio or Bryant story and Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  89. knucks says:
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    Treinen came on for one pitch in the 8th. Good chance he comes back out in the 9th (according to Susan Slusser). Casilla only threw 11 pitches last night during that BS and hadn’t pitched since 3 days earlier. So it would appear that he should be available. If not used, its looking likely that Treinen is going to get a chance at saves if he converts one today.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: He’ll get Morales, Pearce, Tulo in the 9th

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And blowing it

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Hahhhhh!!!

      He blew it. Homer to Kendrys. Classic!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, yup

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, that was quick: “hmm… I wonder if I should add Trei–no…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Treinen’s getting save opp

  90. ya says:
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    drop Madson for Treinen?

    • ya says:
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      @ya: this comment aged poorly

  91. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Do you like Fisher or Brinson in a 12 tm h2h?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Redraft? Brinson.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @knucks: Yes sir. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        Trade offer was just made to me. His Jansen and Hill for my J. Turner and Villar. I’ve been punting at the closing position this season. So this would just be to get the best closer and have a shot each week at saves.

        Lineup is McCann, Abreu, Altuve, Turner, Segura, Conforto, Pham, Betts, Rendon, and Fisher. Miggy/Devers/Villar on the bench. What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  92. Mike in Busan says:
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    So, Corey, son of Dicker: he’s droppable in a 12-team 3-OF league, right? Or is there any reason to think he’s about to rebound? Want to add Semien, but don’t want to drop Rosario, DeJong (not yet), or Desmond (not yet).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Semien

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: thanks, going back to bed now, damned mosquitos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, have fun!

  93. CrazyJ says:
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    Schoop in the 5th round?? I’d rather take Odor… :p

    Enjoyed the write up, especially the Doolittle and Grichuk blurbs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  94. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 5×5, 12 team league that allows three keepers. Another team is interested in Darvish and is offering the following Strasburg, Posey, Claudio for my Darvish, Bradley, Gattis. Are you worried about Strasburg’s elbow being worse than indicated, or take the deal?

    • Hanklongball says:
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      @Hanklongball: the other offer is my Darvish, Carpenter, Gattis, Bradley for his DeGrom, Posey, Claudio. Which deal do you prefer (Carpenter is on my bench with Rizzo, Murphy and J. Turner at his eligible spots)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take deGrom

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks! If he doesn’t go for it, would you take the Strasburg deal or scrap the whole thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not with Strasburg on the DL

          • Hanklongball says:
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            @Grey: he added Gio into the mix, would you take it now or wait until Strasburg is activated?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Strasburg has a set back, Nats are headed to the playoffs, and Strasburg doesn’t return until mid-Sept, then where are you?

              • Hanklongball says:
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                @Grey: this is why you’re the expert!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  95. dtbran says:
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    Thank you pitching outlook of 2017 for making me paranoid and asking this question:
    Start Archer at the Yankees tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  96. Robert says:
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    10 team h2h redraft league : drop Thames or Benitendi for Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  97. joeg414 says:
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    Could use a corner , cut Duda or Renfroe for Dom Smith ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  98. Gurb says:
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    Need saves, drop Matz for Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  99. Razzer Man says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman or Kyle Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  100. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Wet Tail to the Rays…Had to go, now bring up Rosario AND Dom Smith after the deadline

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry you lost your wet tail

  101. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Had benintendi all year and has been underwhelming for sure. I’m in a keeper league.

    Would u trade Benintendi for Robbie Ray or Devers straight up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

      • Matt Macdonald says:
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        @Grey: thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. Keepers says:
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    Keeper question (12 team mixed), Rendon or Justin Upton and Cody Allen? ROS and next year.

    Also, Merrifield or Owings ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon — Owings, though this is a toss up at this point

      • Keepers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray. For this year, is Rendon for Justin Upton, Cody Allen, Andrew Miller balanced?

        • Keepers says:
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          @Keepers: Or are Allen and Miller just not going to move the needle enough on ratios and strikeouts as relievers?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon side

  103. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Grey, should I do my cutch and judge for lester and degrom or cutch/judge for lester and gio Gonzalez? Quintana is my current ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Alrighty then, moving on……thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Cram It says:
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    Freakin Ralph, man. I thought for sure I was quick on the draw with Dom Smith. Does he pick up every callup available the second it happens? Christ!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Or Just on the news of an impending call up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but the Dom Smith one I told him about… I don’t see Dom being 12-team viable at this point anyway, do you?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Not particularly but I could use an avg boost and I feel like these guys come up and at least hit for a week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe a hot bat on promotion, but he doesn’t even sound like he’s coming

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: If he is coming it won’t be till next Tuesday

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Makes sense, bet it’s not until Sept. 1st

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Probably depends if they can trade Bruce

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Eh fine by me, I don’t own him!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me either!

  105. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Best Strasburg fill in for a couple starts

    Nova @SD, SD
    Folty @PHI, MIA
    McHugh @DET, TB
    Castillo @MIA, STL
    Dickey @PHI, MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova, Folty

  106. Every29Years says:
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    Please rank 1-6 Thank you.

    Thames, Owings, Brinson, Rosario, N Williams, Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank looks fine depends on needs

  107. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    drop kela for treinen? guess gotta hold clippard still as jennings now gone too.

    2. also in general assume b.miller is to lose playing time and add flores/semien or somebody else for 2B/SS backup spots?

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: depthcharts is still showing beckham as the backup 2B miller as the starter, but since they had been using miller at DH maybe at least 1/3 of the time….

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Alfred E. Naujocks: in another league same b.miller thing
        3. miller or one of flores/asdribble. also have arcia at SS, schoop at 2B and spangenberg for MI along with miller.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flores

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Semien… sure try Treinen

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Grey: at least with NYM you don’t have to worry about finding out hours later, as they aren’t brining up dom smith anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True!

  108. Andrew Mellars says:
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    My closers are Ramos, Bud Norris and Edwin Diaz……what are your thoughts on dropping Norris for Brad Hand? I’m kind of chasing saves a bit here and hoping Ramos doesn’t get traded in to a set up role

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: I’d rather have Norris…can you add a fourth closer by dropping someone else or is there a max of 3?

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: hand is probably slightly more likely to be traded to be a set up guy. i’d roster all 4 though for a few days to make sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with F

  109. Andrew Mellars says:
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    It’s a max of 3 closers….i don’t think it’s worth dropping Danny Duffy for a speculative closer….agree? Thanks for the help guys.

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: no, if duffy is your best drop you have no drop. for saves i’d rank those diaz/norris/ramos/hand so hold. there are a lot of reports that hand’s price is too high to get buyers, but ramos hasn’t been traded yet either and i’m pretty sure his contract is for next year too (meaning he won’t be cheap either). also norris only had that one bad game, sociapath is the exact kind of person who doesn’t like making decisions often or going back on previous decisions, so he’s got more rope anyway.

      – this might depend on what kind of league this is though (how many SP are owned on average per team), now that i’m seeing you mention duffy would be your drop i’m starting to think this is RCL-like (i.e. the kind of league where 2-4 SP are owned per team and thus you probably could drop duffy if you need saves)

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Alfred E. Naujocks: scratch that 2nd part, IF you have a max of 3 closers that means this isn’t yahoo (so norris’ SP eligibility doesn’t let you start 4 closers)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  110. Brett says:
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    giles or rivero?

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Brett: rivero has been a top 5 guy all year. so unless for some reason it’s assumed he’ll get less total saves ROS than giles i’d go him. but if this is a question about which to trade first, i’d trade either to get the player you want. it almost can’t be a “which should i grab off FA” question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  111. Arvo in the Servo says:
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    15 team mixed keeper league 5×5. Which side and how close?

    Springer, Bogaerts, Salazar, J. Montgomery, Melky, Justin Wilson

    J. Upton, Didi, Reddick, C. Archer, C. Morton, Knebel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

      • Arvo in the Servo says:
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        @Grey: close enough that it might make sense in terms of filling needs or no contest?

  112. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey is your grandmothers Kugel recipe for potato or noodle?!? Grichuk or Happ ROS and Zunino Pina H. Sanchez ROS pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll never tell! (Noodle) Grichuk — Pina

  113. Grandolepal says:
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    Goldy for Stanton/Nola

    Which side?

  114. Mike in Busan says:
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    Torn in two, Grey. Loving me some Aaron Nola, but next week he’s got Braves at home and then a date in Coors. He just blanked the Astros, yes, but Coors is Coors, right? I can just roll out Sale and Severino with Godley, Kenley, Knebel, and Claudio or Madson.
    League is h2h categories with SP/SP/RP/RP/P/P
    I’m mostly skittish about Coors because next week’s opponent is coming with MadBum and Scherzer and I don’t want the ratio risk.

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