All right, you ragtag bunch of misfits! You hate me, and I hate you even more. But without my beloved ringers, you’re all I’ve got. So I want you to remember some inspiring words that someone else might have told you over the course of your lives, and go out there and win!

Has a greater speech ever been uttered to fire up a bunch of ball players? It’s pure honesty at it’s finest. Group hate as a tool of motivation, then followed with some Zen-ish words or whatever kind of “Phil Jackson blah-blah-blah to get your head right” words. Hey, look, a basketball reference Gilpin! If we can remove ourself from the moment and transport ourselves to that happy place, then we can trick ourselves. Thank you Montgomery Burns for this gem and this great song. If this doesn’t work for you, then just think of boobs and how many you get to see if you’re successful. That’s in life, not fantasy baseball. In fantasy baseball, you get the adoration of random men over the internet. Wait, what? Ummmm… I officially just made this weird. Hey, look, there’s a creeper below me and a top-100 for you to chew on below that. *Runs away from computer.*

Bunt

This week, the 13.7% owned Billy Burns could be a blazing ball of SAGNOF. Or in early 90’s black smart guy speak: The pontification of this sagnofication is the culmination of the justification of the dontpayifacation. Hey don’t blame me that’s what TV and movies taught me. Book schmooks! He is an obvious own for SAGNOF’ers at this point so what I’m really doing here is driving home the point that you must own the man that can burn… the basepaths and not you. He was a pre-season darling of the king of the deep league call, Mr Sky “don’t share a hotel room with this guy” the DFS guy. Grey also alluded to you adding him on Friday in his morning post and I’m now here to swing a sledgehammer at you to add him now before you get me really angry. He has done all of his damage against righthanders (7 SB vs RHP) and scores as he faces 5 of them this week with trips to Detroit and Boston. He has 2 HR’s in the last week and with that porch in beantown a dong may be in the cards. Like some of my other calls this is a rent to own play. Hitter-Tron doesn’t like the call here (-$3.7), but I don’t care, I like Burns and DGAF. Here is what our resident SAGNOF specialist Lance said about Burns: “he comes with a 50 stolen bases type of ceiling.” Thanks Lance! Just go grab him and don’t worry about the rest. If he’s there and you don’t own him then you are being foolish…or stacked with bags already. I’m burning for Burns, are you?

Frankencatcher, frankencatcher, frankencatcher… with catchers coming off the DL there should be an uptick in players available. Gomes came off this past week and Lucroy is set for  next week. When Blake Swihart came up he was a must add and now his ownership sits at 7.5%. He’s starting to hit for average and hopefully the counting stats start to roll in. A .314 batting average over the last two weeks is nothing to bat an eye at. Did you see what I did there? Oh well, grab him if you are playing the hot hand and look for him to be a longer term add if he can keep hitting above .280.

Top 100 Hitters, Week 9

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI
3 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
4 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
5 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
6 Bryce Harper OF WAS
7 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
8 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
9 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
10 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
11 Justin Upton OF SD
12 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
13 Ryan Braun OF MIL
14 Andrew McCutchen +6 OF PIT
15 Jose Bautista OF TOR
16 Prince Fielder +14 1B TEX
17 Michael Brantley OF CLE
18 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
19 Starling Marte OF PIT
20 Adam Jones -7 OF BAL
21 Carlos Gomez OF MIL
22 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
23 George Springer OF HOU
24 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
25 Nolan Arenado  3B COL
26 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
27 Joey Votto 1B CIN
28 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
29 Chris Davis 3B BAL
30 J.D. Martinez OF DET
31 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
32 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
33 Kris Bryant  3B CHC
34 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
35 Buster Posey C SF
36 Jason Kipnis  2B CLE
37 Brian Dozier  2B MIN
38 Robinson Cano 2B SEA
39 Hunter Pence OF SF
40 Freddie Freeman  1B ATL
41 Joc Pederson OF LAD
42 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
43 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
44 David Ortiz DH BOS
45 Brett Gardner OF NYY
46 Manny Machado  3B BAL
47 Mark Trumbo OF ARI
48 Kolten Wong  2B STL
49 Albert Pujols +14 1B LAA
50 Ian Desmond SS WAS
51 Evan Longoria 3B TB
52 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
53 Kendrys Morales 1B KC
54 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
55 Mookie Betts OF BOS
56 Jorge Soler  OF CHC
57 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
58 Matt Carpenter  3B STL
59 Billy Hamilton  OF CIN
60 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
61 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
62 Matt Kemp  OF SD
63 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
64 Matt Holliday OF STL
65 Lucas Duda 1B NYM
66 A.J. Pollock OF ARI
67 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
68 Jose Reyes SS TOR
69 Jason Heyward OF STL
70 Brandon Moss OF CLE
71 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY
72 Steven Souza OF TB
73 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
74 Evan Gattis C HOU
75 Alex Rios OF KC
76 Alex Gordon OF KC
77 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
78 Dexter Fowler OF CHC
79 Jay Bruce OF CIN
80 Avisail Garcia OF CHW
81 Howie Kendrick 2B LAA
82 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
83 Jhonny Peralta SS STL
84 Adam LaRoche 1B CHW
85 Marcus Semien SS OAK
86 Yasmany Tomas 3B ARI
87 Stephen Vogt C OAK
88 Christian Yelich OF MIA
89 Denard Span OF WAS
90 Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS
91 Brandon Belt 1B SF
92 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
93 Rusney Castillo OF BOS
94 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX
95 Russell Martin C TOR
96 Leonys Martin OF TEX
97 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
98 Marlon Byrd OF CIN
99 Ender Inciarte OF ARI
100 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD

DL – Yasiel Puig, Jacoby Ellsbury, Anthony Rendon, Wil Myers, Corey Dickerson, David Wright

Not a lot of changes this week as I felt the last shake-up needs to marinate a little. Last week commenters questioned the ranks of Giancarlo, Abreu, AND Brucely. I threw in J.D. because I felt like it and was able to waiver him in one league.

Player Name  Season to Date + Steamer ROS  Razzball ROS $  ROS Rank Grey Projection
 Jose Abreu  88/34/104/.286/2  $ 41.1  4  86/32/110/.306/4
 Giancarlo Stanton  89/41/115/.257/9  $45.7  1  93/43/109/.270/7
 Jay Bruce  61/24/72/.233/9  $12.6  75  77/27/89/.235/9
 J.D. Martinez  74/25/77/.265/4  $20.0  37  69/17/80/.277/7
  • You all needs to chill to Abreu. He’ll be fine and I agree with Rudy’s Robots that the second half will be all about E.G. Doler’s awesome. Buy low if you have an IMPATIENT owner.
  • I got a few haters on Giancarlo last week…Don’t you talk ill of my boy. Oh Giancarlo, how can they be mean to you? What? Grey, get out of my post!…See what I put up with here. His BABIP is crazy low (.269 vs .327 career), makes a lot of hard contact (47.9%) and why am I even doing this. He’s f**king Giancarlo. Don’t question the Stanton.
  • Raise your hand if you hate Jay Bruce *raises hand* Then why rank him Big J? He has 25+ pop and that shizz don’t grow on trees. August and September are usually his big power months so be patient. His walk rate is up, K rate is down, ground ball rate is down, line drive rate is up, fly ball rate is way up as is his hard contact%. The batting average will be a mess, but whatevs. He can finish the year with 24 homers or he can finish it with 31. He’s a wildcard!
  • I was shocked when J.D. got dropped in one of my RCL’s. I think he’s better than what he has shown and Detroit has been on an offensive vacation lately. When it heats up I’m expecting J.D. to move the needle. 30 HR’s anyone…anyone?
  • The Pujols has reacted well to my hate by putting up a 9/5/7/0/.291 over the last two weeks.  I seriously need to market my motivational hate. Send me someone who needs to get their crap together, I’ll s**t all over them and wham-o, problem fixed.
  • I think I have a lead on the Soler mystery and after getting a thumbs up by RCL legend Mauled by Pandas I believe we have found the culprit. That anchor he wears around his neck would make Mr.T blush. Take off the chain and just hit the damn ball.

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  • Prince has been a king lately and that fat neck issue from last year is all gone. I hate that I drafted him last year and blew him off everywhere this year. I wanted to take a chance in one of my leagues and I chickened out every time.
  • The Dread-less Pirate is getting back to Arrrrsomeness! I rewarded him with a bump as he tries to redeem himself. He’s been chipping in some bags so a first round value he may end up being. What’s with the Yoda speak, I’m not even drunk.
  • I love Rock the Vogt. He makes me laugh.
  • I had a lot of fun with you guys…and girls last week playing DeNiro Player mash-up. We should do that again sometimes. For now, let us dance.

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  1. Rob says:
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    5×5 mixed 15 team league: Scherzer, o Herrera and b miller or tanaka, Papi, Andrés and 200 FAAB dollars from a 1000 total budget. Owner receiving 200 is at zero FAAB

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Rob: Scherzer side

  2. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Weekly Util …
    Ortiz over JHamilton

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Ortiz for sure

  3. Mike

    Mike says:
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    You get the 2nd Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence for this post JFOH…congratulations!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: like that award, my writing is a sham

    • Gareth says:
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      @Mike: hey Mike. trade with me in the league we’re in together!

      I’m trying to get rid of……..I mean I’m in the process of offering up a very valuable asset for a trade in brian mccann.

      I’d take Arenado or Peterson.

      ;-)

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Gareth: don’t use my post for your cat calls

  4. Gareth says:
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    With Cody Asche coming back to split time with Ben Revere in RF, is it time to cut ties with Revere?

    if he’s traded to a contender with a great offense, he could be valuable again as a leadoff guy but right now his role is about to be reduced and the Phillies offense sucks. Not a good combo.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I wouldn’t set that in stone. Hard to imagine them benching revere for French long term. Wait to see how it plays out

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: I know Frenchy is not much of a factor, and Grady Sizemore definitely isn’t (Grady’s ladies are in mournong right now). But I do wonder though if Tehol’s favorite Dominic Brown makes a MLB re-appearance at some point to further complicate the outfield situation.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: it wouldn’t make sense to platoon revere. It will work itself out

  5. Gareth says:
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    B. Crawford v Teheran

    Or

    A. Russell v Ventura

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: crawford

    • Happy Vegans says:
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      @Gareth: I think the Vegas odds are strong with SF, meaning they should be scoring most of the runs. 2cents, 2cents… baseball advice for 2cents

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Happy Vegans: Tehran has been a flyball pitcher too

        • Happy Vegans says:
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          @J-FOH: SF is top third offensively and at home

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Happy Vegans: they dont really strike fear in my heart. Foly shut them down the other day.

  6. Don says:
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    Worth dropping Derek Norris for Grandal or Td’A? Norris has been great, but I feel like the other two are better hitters.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Don: TdA for more consistency Grandal for power. Both are fine over Norris

  7. Gareth says:
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    I’ve still not be able to trade brian mccann.

    I offered this trade:

    Mccann / B.Crawford

    For

    Ellsbury (DL) / D. Robertson

    I could offer Addison Russell instead of Crawford if that sweetens the pot.

    Thanks to Stephen Vogt I also sonovabenched 2 mccann homers this week!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I still think you should sell high on Vogt. If I was the other owner I’d tell you to f**k off with that offer

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: russell and mccann might be good enough for ellsbury when healthy (maybe, i still wouldn’t do it unless i was very strong in steals and OF), but no way should you also get K-Rob in that.

  8. Zeus says:
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    You think JD Martinez is a good buy low right now but I’m nervous on pulling the trigger. He’s been terrible lately and has one good season under his belt. Seems like it could be a one year wonder.

    A 30 rank is pretty highs no?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Zeus: What are you pulling the trigger on? If he’s available on waivers /free agent there’s no harm in picking him up.

      • Zeus says:
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        @Gareth: billy Hamilton. I also have Gordon and for some reason all of my non SB guys have anywhere from between 5-10. I could use power

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zeus: what is your bottom 3?

          • Zeus says:
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            @J-FOH: bottom 3 what?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Zeus: 3 worst players

              • Zeus says:
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                @J-FOH: in the lineup it would be whatever bad miller and Utley. On the bench is Napoli and Gose. JD would replace Hamilton.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Zeus: Id lose Gose or Napoli for JD

                • Gareth says:
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                  @Zeus: I wouldn’t trade Billy Hamilton for JD Martinez. Hold.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Gareth: If he needs power then he should

                • What's a Drexl? says:
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                  @Zeus: you own utley and you’re claiming jew don is having a bad year? good god. go look at their two stats.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zeus: and hes having a pretty good year so far. I would buy low

      • Zeus says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: countered with Gose. Hamilton still worth more.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zeus: ham totally worth more

          • Zeus says:
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            @J-FOH: let’s see if he bites. 15 team league

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Vogt! That was awesome… Nice!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: I like him more and more every day. Was my 90’s smart black guy speak on point?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Totally

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: You have always been in tune with that part of the hip hop culture.

  10. Gareth says:
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    Burns wasn’t available in my league so I grabbed a creeper alternative.

    Justin Turner.

    He starts the week with 4 games at Corrs against very mediocre pitchers (Butler, Kendrick, Bettis & minor league call up), then 4 home to the Cardinals (wacha, martinez, garcia, lynn).

    He’s hitting. 306 this season with 5 homers and is now seeing regular time at 3b with the departure of Uribe. I don’t think the recently aquired Callaspo is a threat to take away too many ab’s. He’s spotting Turner today, and maybe do the same for game 2 of the Colorado double header, but I think that’ll be all.

    You agree he’s a decent play this week?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I considered him but with the AG factor I struggle with the call. I got burned last week so I didn’t want to call a part time player

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: AG factor?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: Alex Guerrero

          • Gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: I’ve heard they’re reticent to play Guerrero at third though.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Gareth: he has 9 game starts there so far. I just see a carousel right now among all of them and you know callapso will get days in too.

              • What's a Drexl? says:
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                @J-FOH: seager’s also being moved there and is finally hitting in triple. That’s not gonna be a problem for likely a month, but still, it could be earlier.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @What’s a Drexl?: I’m not worried about Seager this year until we know what the plan with Olivera is

              • Kevin Khederian says:
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                WHo would you rather? 6×6 OPS is 6th,,, A. Guerrero or Avisail?

  11. Macio says:
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    Great read, Sir J-Foh. With my stacked offense and weak pitching I’m trying to sell Arenado. You think Kluber is fair value? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Macio: that wold be awesome value, who do you have taking over 3rd?

      • Macio says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH:

        Chris Davis, who seems to be coming around a bit. The other owner also has Wacha and Greinke, so we have some room for discussion.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Macio: Kluber or Greinke for Arenado is fair

          • Zeus says:
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            @J-FOH: if prefer kluber but yeah either one is an ace and chris Davis is a fine backup depending on league

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Zeus: Yup

  12. WalleyWorld says:
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    would you trade Hosmer for Myers in a dynasty league?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @WalleyWorld: Meh, I wouldn’t

  13. vinodole says:
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    J-foh, good stuff! I’m trying to trade for Soler in my keeper points league, what do you think of this…

    Rodon (2017), Polanco (2016) and Rusney (2016) for Soler (2017) and Hamilton (2015)

    I’m in contention this year (so Billy has value) but also feel that Soler is the best keeper. Am I giving up too much? I’d like to add a pitcher on his side but his pitching sucks. Best is Hughes (2015)… Would that make it worth it or still giving too much?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @vinodole: feels like too much. I’d take Rusney out first. Id also go over to Mike’s post and run it by him, he’s our resident Dynasty guy.

  14. kia says:
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    Drop James Mccann for Swihart?
    Drop Lorenzo Cain for Betts also have Billy Hamilton?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @kia: Yes on Swihart and grab betts over Cain

      • Kia says:
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        @J-FOH: You like Billy Hamilton or Cain more?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kia: Hamilton, he should heat back up soon

  15. Green says:
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    Hey bud!

    Keep or drop shin soo choo? In my ESPN h2h pts with a weekly roster lock he’s eligible at OF & DH

    – if I do drop choo I have Carlos Santana on my bench who I could plug in at DH.

    — next at utility for week 9, my current utility is Napoli ; bench him for any of these; Josh reddick, Josh Hamilton , howie Kendrick or if I keep choo there’s C.Santana.

    — or at utility add one of these guys to start at utility :

    Yasmany Tomas(3b/OF), Jung ho kang (3b/SS), billy burns (OF), DJ LeMahieu(2b), Trevor plouffe(3b), Chris colabello (1b/OF), Brandon belt & Ryan Howard too

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Green:
      1) Santana
      2) I would take Tomas and Belt right now over Hamilton and Reddick.

      Start Tomas, Choo and Belt. Hold on Santana

      • Green says:
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        @J-FOH:

        So start Choo at DH, Tomas utility

        My IF is locked up with Kris Bryant

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Green: Choo or belt it’s a coin flip

  16. Zac says:
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    Dynasty keep all league which side do you like better Nate Karns for Michael Taylor?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zac: taylor side

  17. Mike says:
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    Betts or Souza? Souza is a beast double and homer today?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: I prefer Betts ROS

  18. Brewerfan says:
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    I asked Ralph earlier but seeing how it’s the Top 100 hitter post, what’s your opinion on this trade? Which side do you like more? My G.Cole & Trumbo for J.Abreu.

    My SP’s are Strasburg, Carrasco, Miller, Arrieta, Ross, Salazar & Iwakuma and Abreu would be my utility hitter as I have Fielder @ 1st already

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brewerfan: I’d take Abreu

  19. Gareth says:
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    Wieters worth a DL stash?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: If you have a crappy catcher

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: I clearly don’t.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: then don’t stash him

  20. royce! says:
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    I’m partial to this inspirational speech:

    Goddamn it! Nobody’s vote counts around here but mine! Get your gear and get your fat ass to the plate before I kick it there.

    The rest of you pansy-ass quitters, move your asses…before I kick them all up there into position! We got a game with the Athletics next Wednesday…and that means only one thing… bad news for the Athletics!

    Different strain of inspirational, I suppose.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: Buttermaker is my soul guide

    • Happy Vegans says:
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      @royce!: That WAS Little League when I was a kid!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Happy Vegans: my dad never drank til after the game

  21. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Nice work on the top 100! Collecting opinions regarding a trade I have been offered. ESPN head-head, 5X5, 6 man keep forever league, starting lineup = C,1b,2b,3b,SS,5 OF,1 Utility (any bat), 5 SP, 4 RP. The league has been around for several years and through trades, decent management and some luck I have developed a pretty nice team.
    Relevant information: I currently roster Goldy, Rizzo, Arenado and Bryant (due to lineup restrictions I can’t start them all). I have been hoping Bryant would get some more time in the OF, but that has not happened as of yet
    -I have been offered his David Price and Joc Pederson for my Arenado and Will Myers
    -My current starting OF’s are Stanton, Cutch, Pollock, Yellich and Bruce (Myers on DL)
    -Current Starting Pitchers are: Kluber, Cole, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Mchugh, Bucholz, Chavez (although I use him as a RP)
    -Myers wrist injury is worrisome, although he was tearing it up before he was hurt. Argument could be made that he was/is better than Pederson.
    Sorry for the lengthy explanation, given the situation what do you think of the offer?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: I love that deal for you.

    • Zeus says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: that deal works. Can I ask how many teams are in this league?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Zeus: 2

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Zeus:
        Thanks for response; it’s a 12 team league. 6 man keep forever league; most of the guys I have I got before they exploded.

        • Zeus says:
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          @Dr. Sauce: so you’ve won for years to come. Enjoy your 72 Virgins. Keep forever is ridiculous

  22. Gareth says:
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    Thanks Happy Vegans & J-foh for the call on Brandon Crawford over Addison Russell.

    My team was 3 for 27 with 3 runs up to that point, so this helps.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I don’t know what happened

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: is that your knee jerk response to most things?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: what’s that?

  23. Happy Vegans says:
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    Of course he’s the one guy I didn’t stack from SF today in DFS. Glad you were able to benefit, Gareth.

    • Gareth says:
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      @Happy Vegans: Crawford and Belt have very simular stats right now. They were nice pickups off waivers a few weeks ago.

      I benefited from the Crawford pick up, but opted for a red hot Napoli over belt.

      Ooh. That sounds kinky.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Happy Vegans: why was he expensive?

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @J-FOH: Nope. I went with Kang tonight in SD. Petco is playing fairer than SF, had enough pesky Gigantes, so……..

        Oh effing well, Kang better Kong!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Happy Vegans: don’t you mean dong

          • Happy Vegans says:
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            @J-FOH: that’s for the little woman

            • Zeus says:
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              @Happy Vegans: do vegans perform oral? Always wondered

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Zeus: best question of the day

              • Happy Vegans says:
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                @Zeus: surgery? hygiene? yes to both.

  24. Gareth says:
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    Wow. Wade Davis houdini’d out of that jam.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: he’s the wizadd

  25. Ciwa says:
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    14 team keeper league
    Grandal for H.Ramirez. What do you think about it?
    I am without a catcher,’cause fucking Mesiraco,and i wouldn’t want to separate from Hanley,but Grandal is younger and catchers are like gold,everyone wants to keep them.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ciwa: I don’t like it

  26. Assy says:
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    Pablo is pure trash these days. Also can’t hit much more than singles anymore it seems. I don’t see how he can still be ranked that high

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Assy: his floor keeps him in the discussion. He hasn’t been 100% either

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @J-FOH: here’s hoping that cheeseburger eating, coagulated gravy-filled boat shaped MF’er gets healthy at some point. know wha ‘m sayin’

        • J-FOH says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: exactly, its still early enough that a two week streak can put him right back up

  27. Charlie says:
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    J-FOH! What’s up, man?

    Trade eval for ya. 16-team dynasty, H2H points.

    Strasburg for Cano straight up. Who ya got?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Charlie: in dynasty I want stras. Is Ya short for Yasmany Tomas?

      • Charlie says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha. No, “ya” is just lazy for “you.” Thanks for the input, man.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Charlie: HA!

  28. Phatty says:
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    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG

    1. S. Perez or Gomes ROS?

    2. Trade Bryant & Soler for Stanton?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Phatty: perez and yes

  29. HappyHarry1958 says:
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    Hey Man, 12 team,H2H,6X6 Auction, 2nd year of 3 yr. keeper. Carlos Gonzalez was dropped in my league. Should I drop my Gregory Polanco($16) for Gonzalez($40). I could possibly keep Polanco for next year but not Gonzolez? Thanks Man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @HappyHarry1958: hold polanco. Drop someone else

  30. M says:
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    Long shot but do you see Ryan Zimmerman and Jose Reyes getting on a hot streak anytime soon?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @M: tough to call. Zimmerman batting average should go up at some point

  31. jal179 says:
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    Any concerns on Fowler ROS? Never had more than 450 ABs in a season…

    Also Teix reliable at CI ROS 10 teamer redraft? Better be cuz I just dealt Pooholes for C Carrasco…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: fowler is due to go down. I feel yah there. I like teix at this point

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        I wont overreact cuz I like Fowler atop that lienup but I’ll dump him like a 10 pound terd if he ever gets bumped down in the order

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jal179: exactly. He’s never had 600 AB’S and I don’t think that changes this year

  32. Gogo godzilla says:
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    Happy Sunday. Thanks as always.

    12 team h2h redraft

    Need pitching

    Your thoughts on greinke for marte

    Thanks

    Other offer was Sherz for trout

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gogo godzilla: I’d take greinke there

      • Go go godzilla says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks????

  33. Bret says:
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    Fowler or Burns ROS?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Bret:

      I’m asking the same question…. Fowler recent HR streak likely a flash in the pan but he’s gotta be a lock for 90ish runs IF he sticks atop that lineup.

      If Fowler gets moved in the order, I’d definitely want Burns. I’m short on SBs and our league counts hits for high average guys with every day playing time are boss.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @jal179: fowler

  34. Ty says:
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    Love the rankings…ROS rankings on these 5 OF’s
    Soler
    Yelich
    Y. Tomas
    R. Castillo
    Moss
    I need Runs and RBI’s like a mofo

    • jal179 says:
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      @Ty:

      Anyone else loving Yasmany in the 4 or 5 hole in that lineup? I’m buyinh him.

      I dropped Yelich this week in a 10 termer redraft… if he sticks in the 5 or 6 hole I think his value is uberly reduced… I drafted him for floor and now look like a donkey.

      Soler is such an unknown to me…. lotsa people reached in the drafts but I tend to shy away from those types… but who knows maybe he hits 20 dongs ROS….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ty: soler, moss, tomas, yelich, castillo

      • Ty says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ty: no prob.

  35. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    Diggin’ the hoops shout out my man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JB Gilpin: boom Shaka laka

  36. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jack Full! Pick up Panik for either Murph or Kendrick or hold? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: hold

  37. jal179 says:
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    DTravis or Dan Murphy ROS MI 10 teamer redraft 5×5 + Hits +OPS?…

    Ill keep Trav stashed a few weeks on DL to see where he settles into that lineup but would you lean towards Murph given his 4-5 batting order slot and ability to near 180 hits given his healthy Ab totals?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: I like your thinking. Murphy hasn’t looked himself and hes in a contract year! If you can hold both to see how travis comes off DL I wouod

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks FOh.

        DTrav looks like a prototypical 2 hole hitter… at least from what I saw during his tear in April…. JDon in th 3 hole, JBats 4th, E5 5th, Matin 6th… sumbitch thats bonerific hitting

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jal179: it’s dongtastic!

  38. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Clusterfoh,

    Long time listener, first time caller….

    Would you move Revere/Jones/Carson Smith for Brantley/Pollock/Soria in a OBP keeper? looking for an upgrade in SAGNOF (both kinds).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nightpandas: yes I would you bamboo chomping night owl

  39. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you trade Harper and Rodney for Trout and Norris in a 12 Team H2H if you’re basically tied for first and have Cecil and K Rod? I mean technically is punt saves but I have smith and I can pick up Beinel hoping Rodney loses the job. I have Ziegler too but looks like Reed has it back and I didn’t pick him up for some reason then someone did.

    I own Ramos and can drop him for Bienel.

    C – Ramos
    1B – Puljos
    2B – Gordon
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Flores
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Harper
    OF – Cespdes
    UTIL – Wong
    UTIL – Pollock
    B – Morales
    NA – Buxton (Non Keeper)

    Good SP lol

    Thanks

  40. tals23 says:
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    Is it time to drop rusney Castillo for billy burns..
    Or perhaps Jake lamb…. Given that beltre is headed to the DL
    Would you drop Castillo for either player?
    FYI…. It’s a weekly points redraft league…I currently have bogaerts on the bench that I could plug on at third and yumel Escobar at SS…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @tals23: Escobar has been blah lately. Drop lamb grab burns

  41. Cue Ballz says:
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    J-FOH,

    1. Given Paredes’ recent dip, would you prefer Crawford or Logan as your MI, or hold?
    2. Think it’s safe to drop Shaw as a handcuff to Allen for saves, or do you think Allen will still screw it up soon like Grey seems to think?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cue Ballz: crawford and dump shaw

  42. GhostSurfer says:
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    With Beltre going down for 3+ weeks- what are the odds Gallo gets the call??

    Love this site – Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostSurfer: slim to none. I’d also hit up mike about that

  43. wjessereid says:
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    Freddie Freeman could use some hate, he’s been craptacular the last two weeks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @wjessereid: f**k freeman. He’s f**king worthless

      • wjessereid says:
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        No half measures there. I’m feeling a
        4-4 night w/dubs and dongs.

        Thanks for the juju.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @wjessereid: f**k You too ( I hope that works for your team)

  44. GhostSurfer says:
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    One more if I may… Please rank these outfielders ROS: I need one Best Player Available

    Hamilton, Rios, Martin, Garcia, Eaton, or Span

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostSurfer: garcia, rios, span, Martin, hamiltin, Eaton

  45. Wes says:
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    I need to free up a roster spot, should I drop Molina when Weiters comes back from the DL Thursday? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wes: I wouldn’t. I think Joseph and him go 50/50

  46. Chucky says:
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    On the brink of extinction here. Trying to put the right lineup together for what very well be my last meaningfull week9. 14 team 6×6 OBP
    Drop the everyday Molina for Swihart, Chirinos or Zunnino.
    Cozart or Flores?
    Drop Howard for Bour? With a series @ Coors v RHP

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chucky: hold, flores, bour

      • chucky says:
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        Along those same lines…….Marte, Mookie, Belt and Bour. Need a 1B , OF and DH
        And Jeez thanks for keeping my slim chances alive or Im afraid its “This Week in the NFL” time

        • J-FOH says:
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          @chucky: Marte, Belt and Bour, roll with the hot hand

      • chucky says:
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        Along those same lines…….Marte, Mookie, Belt and Bour. Need a 1B , OF and DH
        And Jeez thanks for keeping my slim chances alive or Im afraid its “This Week in the NFL” time

  47. heisenberg says:
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    I can’t stop picking up rookies. It’s a bad habit. My latest is Preston Tucker. I’m gonna keep rollin him out til he shows he’s NOT gonna make a splash. So far so good. Can I get a seal of approval J-Foh? Tell me he’s gonna be awesome. Or anything positive would help. thanks

  48. Jon says:
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    Do you prefer Bogaerts or Andrus ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jon: Bogaerts but I’m not happy with the choices I was given

  49. Scott says:
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    Horrible May for Jones. It’s about time he sat.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: I haven’t sang Me and Mrs Jones in a while

  50. mauledbypandas says:
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    sorry JFOH I was busy yesterday drinking my face off, but maybe you still got eyes on this thread.

    No love for Carter? I have a feeling that guy goes nuts pretty soon.

    Also, I just traded Cutch in a desperation saves gamble, so expect him to get surface of the sun hot imminently

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: he just missed the cut but is almost back in.

      Cutch has been good lately. I’m not worries about his power it’s just those damn bags that make him a real 5 tool

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah, I traded him and Watson for Kimbrel and Heyward. It’s the ECFBL so you know how crazy we are for saves. Still hurts to give up a first rounder.

        Nice work once again, this has been quite an interesting year. Finding breakout hitters is tougher than ever it feels like

        • J-FOH says:
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          @mauledbypandas: if you are lucky enough to grab one and not drop them then its your year. Im fortunate to have jumped on Kendrys early

  51. m says:
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    I should probably drop someone and get Yan Gomes out of my DL spot right….?
    rank what is essentially my bench ROS please
    Inciarte
    L Cain
    Ethier
    Andrus
    Gose
    Also I have a mets fan trying to put together the entire mets staff in his fantasy team and he offered me K-rod and Brandon Phillips for Duda, I turned it down but is Phillips better than those guys I just mentioned ROS? I have Cody Allen and Street so I could use the depth (not that its much) I have Votto Chris Davis and Vogt as 1b cover

    • J-FOH says:
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      @m: I would do that deal. If he wants mets he’s going to have to pay a premium. You have all the control there.

      Lose Ethier

      • m says:
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        cheers
        if I do the deal ill have to drop another of those guys listed to add Phillips…?
        @J-FOH:

        • J-FOH says:
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          @m: whats the bottom of your staff?

          • m says:
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            @J-FOH:
            On the season so far the worst players I own are
            Gose 175
            Ethier 180
            Andrus 367
            Dickerson is in DL spot but will drop if he gets the knife
            My team,
            Vogt, C Davis, D. Gordon, Arod, Semien, Aoki, Car Gomez, Ender, Duda, Votto, Cain, Ethier, Andrus, Gose, Dickerson, Yan Gomes

            Kluber, Richards, Hammel, Hamels, M. Gonzalez, Santiago, Street, Allen

            • m says:
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              14 team H2H 9×9 5 keepers
              @m:

            • J-FOH says:
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              @m: you can dump andrus. You have semien and in h2h I don’t see the point of having a backup SS. How many outfield slots do you have?

              • m says:
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                3 and 1 utl
                @J-FOH:

  52. isd71 says:
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    I have a hole at SS in a 16-team keeper league and have been trying to get Kang, who is sitting on a guy’s bench. I was offered Matt Carpenter for Manny Machado and Kang.

    Should I take that?

    My in house SS options are Cozart and Hardy. I also have Pablo Sandoval, who plays as my DH, as a 3B option.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @isd71: I wouldn’t want Carpenter over machado

  53. The Confused Cub says:
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    I love the cubs and have a quite a few of them including Bryant, but I’m not sure how I feel about Castro anymore. I am the weakest at shortstop and second, otherwise my team is solid. Do you think I should trade Castro away or is this slump going to be over in the near future? He played well to the all star break last year and dipped. Do you think the dip has already begun and I should cut my losses now or ride it out?

  54. Tedd says:
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    Hey man!

    I’m in a h2h pts weekly lock league;

    Drop my DH shin soo choo to add billy burns or Joey gallo?

    I have Carlos Santana who I could move from utility to DH & then start burns or Gallo at utility ; also on my bench there’s Josh reddick , Addison Russell, howie Kendrick & Napoli too

  55. saiyanzzrage says:
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    Hey J-FOH, question for you.

    Matt Kemp and Jay Bruce were dropped in my league. Need advice on if they are worth picking up over what I have, and who to drop for them. H2H points league, 10 teams. I have a surplus of OF and Pitching, and pitching is limited to 5 starts per week. I have Tanaka and Rendon on DL, so I need to think about who to drop when i activate them as well.

    Current roster:
    C: Yan Gomes
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Semien
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Peralta
    2B/SS: Hanley
    1B/3B: Carlos Santana
    OF: CarGonz
    OF: Springer
    OF: Trumbo
    OF: Pollock
    OF: Holliday
    Util: Belt
    DL: Rendon
    Bnch: Zobrist
    Bnch: Span

    SP: Kershaw
    SP: Hamels
    SP: Harvey
    SP: Cashner
    SP: Gio Gonz
    SP: Burnett
    RP: Robertson
    RP: Storen
    RP: Street
    RP: Tolleson
    DL: Tanaka

    Im thinking either Semien, Zobrist, and CarGonz, Peralta are droppable, and maybe a pitcher too, Cashner or Gio? (remember only 5 start limit per week)

    Thoughts? I was going to drop either Zobrist or Semien once Rendon is activated, and Gio or Cashner once Tanaka is activated. Sorry for the long winded question, love the post and look forward to it every week!

  56. Eric says:
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    I can’t believe you have Sandoval over Carpenter or in the top 100 for that matter. I’m a Red Sox fan and have to turn the channel when he comes to bat. #Disgrace

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: he’s adjusting to a new league and has been dinged up. There is a lot of season and left and I think he’ll be fine. If carpenter hits one more home run the rest of the way I wouldn’t be shocked.

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