With Tyler Glasnow being called up, let’s go over what we know so far about him.  1) In Triple-A, he had 113 Ks in only 96 IP.  2) He had a 1.78 ERA.  3) There’s no C, since we’re not even lettering these facts.  D) And now we are lettering them, great!  E) Glasnow enters to bagpipes and wears a kilt on the mound.  F) This.  I didn’t get him in one single league!  G) Money.  H) His command in Triple-A was wonky as all get-out — 4.9 BB/9. I) could see some major blowups if he loses command of the strike zone.  J) abba the Hut failed with the Cookie Diet.  K) Glasnow likely won’t pitch an entire season.  L) M, N, O P Q) How many innings? Arrgh) Likely close to 50 IP S)o that’s still into September.  T) for two!  U) The letter U looks like Jon Niese looking down.  V) What a great show!  Remake it, again!  W) Should officially change its name to Dubya. X) Marks that one spot where the two lines intersect or the entire area of the X?  Y) Cause.  Z) Yes, I’d grab Glasnow in all leagues.  Prospector Ralph even ranked Glasnow number two for all the 2nd half fantasy baseball prospects, so you know shizz is real.  AA) My name is Grey Albright– Oh, we’re done with the lettering.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gerrit Cole – Threw three scoreless innings in Triple-A.  He should be ready to go the first game back after the All-Star Game, assuming there is a 2nd half and the All-Star Game isn’t tied in the 18th inning when a secret clause is revealed that was inserted into the MLB rules and regulations that says, “In case of a tie after the 17th inning, Bud Selig’s toupee gets to hit for the NL.  Go Brewers!” Leaving Our Commissioner Manfred to make one of his three-month long decisions on whether to let Selig’s toupee bat or end the game in a tie.

Francisco Cervelli – As he recovers from a fractured hand, he was able to catch 61 pitches yesterday.  A 62nd pitch would’ve been like a mint for Mr. Creosote.

David Freese – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .296.  All these years Freese just needed some self-esteem by being placed in a favorable spot in the lineup.  Or he’s getting hella lucky.  I’m gonna go with the latter, like Altuve getting his cereal.

Matt Carpenter – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury.  I’d find someone else to put your fantasy team’s Ikea furniture together, because Carpenter’s going to be unavailable.

Aledmys Diaz – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .319.  It’s starting to get fun looking at the Player Rater to see where guys are.  For shortstops, Diaz is just behind Trevor Story in fantasy value and just in front of Correa.  Fo’reals.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Wouldn’t be shocking to see if he finds that special sauce he had last year.  By the by, it’s not the same special sauce as Marcus Semien.

Matt Harvey – Hit the DL with a sore shoulder.  Specifically, the Mets called it a ‘sore vagina from pitching too much last year.’  The Mets and Harvey are on great terms, huh?  I bet Scott Boras put a flaming bag of poop on Terry Collins’s front stoop.  This is obviously terrible news, but it’s not a surprise.  Harvey hasn’t been right all season, and, my guess is, he won’t be right the rest of the season either.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Whatever Matz, Syndergaard and Harvey are eating for their arms, shoulders, elbows, don’t eat it, deGrom!  In fact, study what the triumvirate of arm issues are doing, and do the opposite, deGrom!

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4 and two homers (6, 7).  This comes just days after his 6-for-6 game.  Flores will wilt in the summer sun unless he gets lots of water.  Luckily, he cries about everything.  I’ve been a fan of Flores for a while — he has 15+ HR power — but this is obviously a hot streak.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3 and two homers (18, 19), which comes a day after a two-homer game.  Oh, it’s on like his donkey dong going deep, deep, deep– I’m sorry, I lost my train of thought.

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  That’s Tommy La Stella of a career .099 ISO in 164 games.  He hit fifth in the order yesterday.  Mean’s while, Addison Russell languishes in the seven hole.

David Ross – Hit the 7-day concussion list after taking a foul tip off his mask.  Rocky Dennis would’ve bounced right back!

Dexter Fowler – Nearing rehab games.  Guy standing outside Cubs’ rehab games, “Was that Fowler who just drove past?”

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5 and his 14th homer, 3rd homer in as many games.  So hard to know who’s going to be hot coming out of the break, but going into the last few days, Cozart is without a doubt one of the hottest schmotatoes.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.23.  Absolutely no reason to not own him at this point.  Do I think it continues?  Aw, heck no, but can’t you go start by start?  Do you plan on falling into a coma before his next start and coming out in September?

Jay Bruce – Sat out yesterday with the affliction that is affecting a lot of weaker teams right now, the ol’ “You’re sitting so you can stay healthy until we can trade you.”

Ervin Santana – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  Ervin hasn’t been in a zone like that since the late-80s when Kurt Rambis used to wait outside of his bedroom for discards.  Solid game from Santana, obviously, but I’d still use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 5.16.  In the parenthesis says all you need to know.  This was not a good start vs. the Twins, even though the earned runs were down.  Four BBs vs. 5 Ks is the new blech.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .352.  Watch Maybin have one of those years where he doesn’t qualify for the batting title until the last few weeks of the season, and then suddenly is in a race for it.  Larry Walker seemed to have a bunch of these, and dead bodies in his backyard.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .307.  Are you not entertained?!

Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  Clamor, clamor for Taillon, Glasnow, Giolito and Urias but Fulmer comes out of nowhere and librarians the critics.

Josh Tomlin – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.51.  Here’s the problem with Tomlin.  He doesn’t strike out anyone, so if he gets unlucky on BABIP or LOB% or anything, he’s screwed.  Okay, so any pitcher is screwed if they get unlucky, but without Ks, it opens you up more.

Julio Teheran – Could return to the rotation on Saturday.  Plus, Trump added, Teheran is the Cambridge of terror.

Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  I streamed him for this start vs. the Braves, and I’d do it again!  If he were facing the Braves, that is.  Against a major league team?  Prolly not.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .262.  That was his 4th homer in the last four games.  Still disappointed with him?  Oh, you’re not?  Can I get a fickleback with my shot of wishy-washy?

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (5), hitting .221.  A celebration for his big day with all of his fantasy owners was held in the backseat of a Mini Cooper.  Everyone fit, too.

Marco Estrada – Hit the 15-day DL with back discomfort.  A cortisone shot he had the other day didn’t help his back, but he can now hit 550-foot homers.

Marcus Stroman – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.89.   This game was against the Royals.  Usually I point out who a pitcher is facing to either wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo, that the team is either very good or very bad.  I point out the Royals, and I used to think they were good, but, man, is that team bad.  Merrifield, Cuthbert, Orlando, Eibner, Escobar, Dyson…They’re a who’s who of who would be scared of them?  As for Stroman, he had his ERA down to around 4.80 on June 4th, then was awful for month, and now he’s back down there.  What I’m saying is, there’s no guarantee he’s turned a corner.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  On our Player Rater, he’s been twice as valuable as teammate, Jose Bautista.  Yup.

Kris Medlen – Shut down with a shoulder issue.  Someone just needs to put some rubber bands on the brim of his hat.  He can’t handle the pressures of keeping the flat-billed pitchypus from going extinct.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  You should go and ask Big Magoo sometime about his love for Ian Kennedy.  He will talk your ear off!

Taijuan Walker – Hit the DL with a foot issue.  For what it’s worth, it’s not from my foot in his ass for ruining my ERA the other day.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.38.  This guy’s first name should be Michael-oh-el.  Cause he’s a freakin’ joke.  Are the Ks really worth it?  I’m beginning to think nice peripherals is like saying a girl has a nice personality.  Yeah, Pineda’s got nice peripherals, but I don’t want to sleep with him.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4 and his 5th steal.  Yeah, yeah, Didi’s hot, but one more thing about Pineda.  When I went to grab dinner, he had a perfect game through one inning and I legit thought that was a possibility.  I’m such a moron!

Miguel Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.39.  Because I can’t stop with Pineda, Miguel Gonzalez, who is absolutely terrible, one of the worst pitchers in baseball, and he’s been better than Pineda!  Dubya tee eff!?

Steven Souza – 1-for-4 as he was returned to the lineup.  He was pulled on Tuesday due to lack of hustle on a triple.  Damn, Kevin Cash is a tough manager.  Don’t hit homers that land in the front row of the bleachers.  Hit bombs or stay home!

Curt Casali – Was hit on the head with a hitter’s back-swing and will go for concussion tests.  Curt Casali was complaining of hearing a fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far in his head.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .295.  I know, I know, even if he’s going well, you don’t want him.  I’ll move on.

Drew Smyly – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.47.  Can we ship Smyly, Pineda, Rodon and Taijuan off to the same prep school to get yelled at by the dad from Homeland but in his Scent of a Woman principal character?  *Googles*  Oh, he passed away.  Damn, now I’m sad.  You make me sad, Smyly!

C.J. Wilson – Will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  The weight of his dandruff was finally too much.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (14).  Member when in the preseason people were like, “Mike Trout’s not stealing anymore.  Bleh bleh bleh, you suck!”  Yeah, looks like the Trout can still swim.

Steven Wright – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.68.  The Regression Fairies don’t seem to like Steven Wright’s brand of absurdist humor.  They’re more fans of Louie Anderson.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .337.  Also, in this game, Prince Fielder (1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer) went deep.  For short, that’s Big Papi and Big Poopie.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th steal.  Shaw is hitting over .300 in the last week with two homers.  He’s owned in a few too many leagues for schmotato status — or simply schmatus — but if Shaw’s available, he’s worth grabbing, assuming his left foot bruise he left with is fine.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .287.  He’s gonna be a good one, maybe even great one, but, for this year, he’s been about as valuable as Colby Rasmus.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .308.  Safe bet to say Cano is going to get to 20 homers this year.  You heard it here first!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Seager always gets the same number of homers, 26, but I’d say the smart money is on him passing that this year.  Fun fact!  I draw glasses on George Washington so I can say I have smart money.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Snooze!  Where’s Contreras?!

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  On Tuesday I said something like, “Yo, yo, yo, Valbuena homered, and now you know he’s gonna homer again, because he do what he do.”  And you were like, “What the hell am I reading here, this guy is a straight stunod.”  Yeah, well, Valbuena hit another homer as I said.  So, who’s the jackhole now?!

Dae-Ho Lee – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer.  He’s hitting over .300 in the last week, and has two homers.  Not bad for Dae-Ho.  No offense.

Brandon Drury – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Yeah, yeah, but what did Lamb do?!  Oh, snap!  Lamb (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 20th homer.  That ball went baaaaaaah, baaaaaaah, baaaaaaahck.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 7.14.  GM Dave Stewart said, “As long as he keep raising his ERA, we’re happy.”  Then a bunch of his assistants just shook their heads.

Ryan Schimpf – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers.  He homered on Tuesday too, and I saw it, but there was no way I was mentioning Schimpf.  Now, he’s homered two days in a row and I’m looking at his profile.  He’s five-nine soaking wet, and five-nine bone dry too.  There’s only room for one jumbo Schimpf and that’s Altuve.  Schimpf looks like he has 15-homer power and is a utility player.  On the Padres.  Quite the exciting profile.  If only he had an STD too, to round out his attractive qualities.

Yangervis Solarte – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Still hitting over-.400 in the last two weeks, still hot schmotato’ing.

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.47. He was awful the last half of last year, but that’s not a reason to sell him this year, that’s just a reason to be further disappointed with Samardzija for not turning around his 2015.

Buster Posey – 1-for-3 and a slam (11) and legs (5), hitting .289.  Is it me or does it feel like certain guys hit a bunch of homers and then you look up and they have so many fewer than you expect?  Posey has less homers than Brad Miller.  Oh.  Huh?

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .258.  It wasn’t easy to rank him in my top 100 for the 2nd half that’s coming next week.  But, ya know what, it should’ve been easy.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Rudy still owns Zimmerman in our RCL league while he has Jo-Fer, Syndergaard and Scherzer.  Please, go into the comments of the Stream-o-Nator and tell him to trade one of his pitchers for a power bat.  He’s barely in front of JayWrong in HRs, and JayWrong has Byung-Ho Park in his starting lineup, David Wright on his bench and Tulo in his DL.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal, a steal of home.  It was a double steal with Lucroy (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 4th steal) and Jose Lobaton (1-for-3 and his 2nd homer) isn’t quite as fleet-footed as even a name with ‘ton’ would indicate.

Clayton Kershaw – Played catch on Wednesday.  News didn’t specify, but I have to think it was catch with a baseball and glove, not an Oreo into a large man’s mouth.

Andre Ethier – Dave Roberts said Ethier could return around August 2nd.  He also said the moon is around 238,855 miles away.  Nobody guesstimates like Dave Roberts!

Chase Utley – 6-for-7, 2 runs.  Notice how the Orioles didn’t use their starting shortstop in yesterday’s game.  Not against Dirty Slidey McSlidestein.

Bud Norris – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.98 vs. Kevin Gausman 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  I was at yesterday’s game (more on that in Machado’s blurb), so let me alleviate any fears that you might have about someone beating you to waivers to get Norris and Gausman.  They both looked so whatever, and I was about 75 feet away.  Though it felt like five feet on foul balls.  Stephen King may not want a fence around MLB parks, but that’s because he’s into people getting bloodied.  I’m with the Japanese, the front rows fans should wear a helmet.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-6, 3 runs and two homers (25, 26).  Enjoy the Home Run Derby, Trumbo!  I hope it curses you like I do every day.

Manny Machado – 1-for-6, 1 run, hitting .321.  Wanna give a shout-out to Jimbo Davis, a friend of Razzball and of frequent commenter/contributor Teddy Heater, who took me to the Dodgers game yesterday.  We were in the very front row on the 3rd base side.  I heard Machado’s birthday was yesterday, so I was attempting to make plans with him all game for his bday.  The video below is a very small portion of that.  The highlight was, right after one of my birthday planning sesses, he chucked his gum at us and Teddy Heater tried to save the gum to get Machado’s DNA.  Not sure if it was to take it to a fertility clinic or to frame him for a crime.

  1. Al Koholic says:
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    Been waiting on Glasnow. Have him in both rcl leagues. Great job here boss. You da Man

  2. The Theory says:
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    I feel like this season has just gone all topsy-tuvy. MI is deep as F, OF is a crapshoot (unless you picked up Melvin and Saunders), the current SP ranks might as well be based on a Yahtzee throw.

    At least Catchers still suck across the board and the closer carousel has been less up and down than usual.

    Basically, F) this. year.

  3. db says:
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    Which side?

    Scherzer/Franco/Stroman for Chris Davis/Fulmer/Aaron Sanchez

    Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @db: Scherzer. Not close for me.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @db: Id take Franco side…For me its fair though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @db: Franco

  4. FrankGrimes says:
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    Great title Rudy!
    So glad I dumped
    Fatt Harvey yesterday

  5. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    You mentioned Posey’s slam but not his legs. He’s 5 for 5 in steals this year.

      • Aubrey Plaza's PIllow says:
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        @Grey: he’s the new(er) realmuto!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  6. Greg says:
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    I didn’t get Glasnow. I had him then gave up waiting. I blame Ralph. I grabbed Bregman instead. He says he’ll be up by end of July. He better be. Lol.

    I got Fulmer and Giolito. I’m happy.

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Greg:

      With you on this…
      I don’t have Glasnow but I have Bregman. I’ve had Bregman for a month now.

      Bregman is the next Mookie baby.

      • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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        @Muskysmell: where does Renfroe sit on closeness to Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Solid guys to have

    • Aubrey Plaza's PIllow says:
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      @Greg: umm. ralph was one of the guys in the minority who the entire time said taillon would be first. you are thinking of other people.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s PIllow: I still don’t think Glasnow has more value than Bregman, the guys going bananas in AAA now and the Astros need another bat. They were pretty much forced into promoting Glasnow.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @Greg: How many rookie arms do you need! Haha I was just trying to give you balance.

      • Greg says:
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        @Ralph LIfshitz: @Ralph, Grey, et al…I had stashed Glasnow for awhile so I was high on him. But I’m excited about Bregman, and I have Mookie, and thanks to Grey, I reclaimed Franco. My team, 14h2h, Yahoo, thanks to the Latin contingent (they start playing on the equator…it should be a fantasy fact that they heat up literally in Summer) I went from 21 games out to 6.

        Solid?
        C, wieters, 1b, Morales, 2b, Travis or Baez, 3b, Franco, ss, Anderson, of, Betts, Cargo, jup, Maybin, na, bregman

        Sp, Bum, Matz, Fulmer. Giolito, Matz, McCarthy, Rodon (one more start sigh), Darvish, rp, Chapman, Harris, Kintzler. dl, MBrantley, JRoss

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Ha, CJ Wilson. Good one. The Unbearable Lightness of Dandruff.

  8. Fister Furbush says:
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    Ha, Bloodline for sure.

  9. Mickey Maloney says:
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    That video is everything. Haha. Great work, Grey.

      • ElBoss says:
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        @Grey: is there audio? Im not hearing anything when I play it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Put your computer volume up, there’s audio

        • WhiteRabbit says:
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          @ElBoss: put your headphones on or stick your finger in the audio usb port

  10. assy says:
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    Grey, my man, great intro. would you go Bauer over Archer ROS? This starting pitching! what a nutty season… maybe it makes sense.
    Preseason: “You’re not the least bit worried about your starting pitching this season?”
    me: “NO. A: I’m not that lucky. 2: We use smoke detectors 3: We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.”

    my apathy for this year’s pitching is like Buzz’s apathy for Kevin. I don’t why I’m thinking of Home Alone. It’s late. Crimson and Clover is playing in the background. Also, i didn’t get no Glasnow!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @assy: Bauer right now…Who knows ROS with these two.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @assy: Not to nitpick, but it’s A, 2, D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: Haha… I’d go Archer, but could be Bauer easily

  11. assy says:
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    Grey, my man, great intro. would you go Bauer over Archer ROS? This starting pitching! what a nutty season… maybe it makes sense.
    Preseason: “You’re not the least bit worried about your starting pitching this season?”
    me: “NO. A: I’m not that lucky. 2: We use smoke detectors; and D: We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.”

    my apathy for this year’s pitching is like Buzz’s apathy for Kevin. I don’t why I’m thinking of Home Alone. It’s late. Crimson and Clover is playing in the background. Also, i didn’t get no Glasnow!

  12. SteveNZ says:
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    You’re cheating on me and royce!?

    *sobs into pillow*

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: Grey is a slut

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I thought Dodger Stadium was *our* special place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s plenty of me to go around!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: The outfield peeps will always welcome you back

  13. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Grichuk or Souza the rest of the way?

  14. ShawnoftheLivid says:
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    Great lede Rudy. I laughed awkwardly loud in the diner eating breakfast.

  15. Brett says:
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    Espinoza or Addison Russell?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brett: Espinoza

  16. Knucks says:
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    After Herrarra’s Loss and appearance in the 8th, looks like Soria will get the shot at Saves the rest of the week? Not much more news on Davis, except that the Royals aren’t all that worried.

    Reason I ask is that someone offered me Hector Rondon for my Soria/Betances. Same guy that scoffed at my Pujols/Betances for Jansen deal yesterday and told me it was one of the worst Studs for Duds deal he has heard of in 12 years. I wanna stiff him for acting like that, but could use the Saves from Rondon and I have Diaz for the K/9 that Betances has been providing in this 12 team Roto. Just do it already right? I really want to just ride it out into the break though and make him wait. Rondon isn’t getting all the Save opps you would expect him to…

    • William Hung says:
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      @Knucks: Reminds me of the time I asked my buddy if he’d swap his Gattis for my Rodney when Rodney was still in SD and he felt insulted by the deal because Gattis was on pace to hit a gazillion HRs. I told him that Gattis was likely to finish with the most HRs as a C, but it’d more likely be around 25-30 and he scoffed at that notion I would offer such a lowly closer like Rodney for him. 3 weeks later, and an 0-20 later from Gattis and I get a trade request of Gattis for Rodney – I turned him down just to spite him, but he also tried to get one other friend in to try to start a bidding war… I declined and told him I’ll let my friend take the player. Fast forward to today and Gattis is still sitting in my buddy’s bench…

      • knucks says:
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        @William Hung: Yea but he’s a catcher… hahah i kid. SAGNOF/CAGNOF, who cares right?

        I went back and forth with the Buchter/McGee owner for the past couple weeks for my Esteves. We had a deal in place, my Esteves for his Buchter (I just wanted him for his sparkling ratios.) I nearly accepted it the same night that Buchter gave up a shizz ton of runs. Rejected it. He had like a 135.00 ERA that night!

        Next day, Rodney gets traded. In jest, I re-offered the deal that I had declined, he rejected of course. Then Maurer gets the Save and he re-offers, I reject. It was actually pretty funny by the third time. Really puts the closer carousel in perspective. He ended up trading an OF for Maurer a few days later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knucks: Yeah, and Indians said Brantley would be back end of March… I’d take Rondon

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Knucks: ask him where his offered deal lands in the 12 years of bad deals? ask him for serious answer, maybe 16th worst?

      • knucks says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: The convo has actually consumed my day at this point… I’m just gonna toss some of his other comments out here and see if anyone else finds them as ridiculous as I do. Please keep in mind that this is our commissioner…

        “Yeah power is everywhere. The bigger money leagues everyone just streams bats and focuses on bullpen.”

        “I prefer some average back and I don’t see Pujols as roster worthy. Your middle RP approach and SP streaming works. Pujols is not rostered on any contending teams in my $400 or $300 league. Overall he has a negative impact on the standings no SBs, runs or AVG.”

        “Pujols has been dreadful all year, you’d be leading without him in your lineup. You will likely will win despite that fact, but would have a softer time of it without Pujols.”

        “I see 15 Saves more difficult to acquire via the wire than 15 homers given there are 40% fewer in general terms. Sure if you have a big lead in a category you can discount a guy to address a need, but neither of us has a huge lead in either area. Are you more inclined to move Polanco than Hosmer? I will also look at Betances/Soria and crunch those numbers.”

        I realize this is prob a long/obnoxious post. But there are plenty of those everyday. I feel like this would resonate with a lot of you Razzballer’s out there in leagues with goofs like this.

        • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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          @knucks: just so you know, that’s only relevant to the leagues he’s playing in. I’m in much bigger money leagues than that, and most people stream pitching, not hittin. And depending on how deep they are, Pujols would be rostered. Bottom line, he’s trying to strong arm you into giving up more.

          • knucks says:
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            @What Would Dykstra Do?: Yea mos def. Right there with ya Lenny. We payed $150 into this league that I’m in with this guy. Payout is $900, $600, $300 for first-third. 12 teams.

            Yea its not exactly big money at all, but he continues to state that the fact that he is in two other “bigger money” leagues, which is his reason for being in 8th place in our league. Also says that our convo’s regarding trades are a waste of his time if I don’t end up accepting something fair to both of us.

            Our Pujols/Betances for Ken Jansen convo (studs for duds in his eyes) evolved into him asking for pretty much any other bat besides Pujols for Hector Rondon. At this point I’m just toying with his emotions, because he continues to scoff at/disrespect my opinions.

            The best part… he changed our league rules to be all players on waivers available only through overnight FAAB. This had to do with me dominating last year with “fastest finger” adds.

            This year he was down to $0 before June. Everyone just keeps taking players and he can’t get anyone unless we all pass on them OR he has higher waiver priority on $0 bids. Its prob something that has to do with his frustration level, I’d imagine.

            • Hal Incandenza says:
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              @knucks: Pujols was useless for a chunk of the season, though. Negative value was true, and it caused me to finally drop him in a league where I could have used him most with how he has batted since. Just saying, it’s not like there aren’t at least kernels of truth or plausible opinion in some of those comments. Posturing can be part of fantasy trading, as well.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @knucks: he’s making patterns after looking at like 3 leagues, but thinking it’s good science.

  17. Jim says:
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    Using a roster spot to hold Aaron Judge. Should I be doing that? Expect him soon?
    Thank you

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jim: depends on league – in deep leagues yeah, you can hold, but in shallow leagues probably not as the expected performance can be substituted for someone a bit more stable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: I’d hold him thru the ASB

  18. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    PSYCHO KILLER! Great video and sweet seats! A statement for next time: “Hey Machado, someone wants your sperm, and it isn’t Madonna”

  19. Relsh says:
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    Knew the opener was going to be on Glasnow and was not disappointed- great write up

  20. Jeff says:
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    need more pitching in a 10 team dynasty.

    idont want to get rid of jose fernandez but knowing they will not use him as much is making me want to trade him.

    is greinkie, price and kenley jansen for jose doable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Seems ridiculous

  21. Gigorilla says:
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    Michael Pinata indeed. I thought would stop being a punching bag with the increase in K;s lately….NOT.

    Get him to the NL East.

  22. DancinHomer says:
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    Glasnow has already been scooped for some time in my league, but I have an open “NA” slot & debating between:
    Bregman
    Judge

    My current hitters look like:
    C: Lucroy
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: C. Seager
    IF: Franco
    OF: Marte, Polanco, JBJ
    UTL: Villiar
    BN: N. Walker, Valencia, AJ Reed

    Who, of the 2, would you pick up?

    Thanks in advance

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DancinHomer: Is this a keeper league? If so Bregman better long term but I’d take Judge this year.

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Sorry, 12-team, H2H Redraft league; so only looking at this year

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @DancinHomer: ralph would say bregman for now and always forevermore (he might not use those exact words)

  23. Bobbo says:
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    On Friday I’m going to put Russell at SS to replace Segura who’s injured.

    Question is who would you then start at utility?

    Anderson vs. ATL (wisler) $19.6
    Reed vs. OAK (Mengden) $-0.4
    Maybin @ TOR (happ) SON still has it as Estrada so not sure of the value but it’s probably pretty decent.

    Thinking Anderson, but Maybin has been pretty good recently. So has Reed for that matter, lol. Help!

  24. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    uh, what the F what? did hendricks just lose his job to adam FREAKIN warren! warren gets the start, i read somewhere about hendricks starting this weekend, but now that looks out too
    http://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-chicago-cubs

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: It was just a spot start to save some innings on Hendricks.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Cram It: good to hear

  25. Luvdarooks says:
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    With carpenter out who better to replace while in a OBP league? (TOP TWO PLEASE)
    Schimpf
    Galvis
    Gennett
    Gyorko
    R Martin (tor)

  26. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yeah, it was weird about the 2 blurbs on souzamaphone from 2 days back, in the span of about 4 minutes it was reported both about the “injury” and the lack of hustle being the real reason.

  27. zaphrodesiac says:
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    Schoop or Tulo ROS?

  28. HypnoAce says:
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    Just traded away Story and A. Diaz and A. Russell available? Who do you take?

    • HypnoAce says:
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      @HypnoAce: Sorry this was unclear. Traded Story. Diaz and Russell available. (as is Cozart and Solarte but meh). Traditional 5×5.

      • HypnoAce says:
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        @Grey: In a keeper league but have Correa. Still Diaz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What difference does Correa make?

          • HypnoAce says:
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            @Grey: Already have a SS keeper. Have Correa in Round 14.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re asking between Diaz and Russell, if I said Russell, isn’t he also a SS?

              • HypnoAce says:
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                @Grey: I just didnt know if it made a difference that Russell may be a better keeper. Yes, both SS eligible

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So what difference does you owning Correa make?

  29. Beward the Shit Rope says:
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    saves and holds (separately) 16 team h2h league and i have all of
    blanton/rondon/jeffress/diekman/kintzler
    and will need to drop a BN bat to activate siegrist later (unless that hendricks news above is for real)
    drop anybody for estevez, he’s been dropped here, and for some reason all over the place lately. maybe he goes to 7th inning later with the wino head of the Gerhardt gang back, but we’ve seen no evidence of it yet. mcgee looks more likely to be doing that later anyway, plus people don’t just magically get that control back post TJ anyway almost ever. currently 2 of these are the BN bats (OPS league with hits), reed/upton/car santana/rajai/saunders

    • knucks says:
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      @Beward the Shit Rope: Yea I don’t quite understand the hate on Estevez. He’s getting dropped all over it seems. For guys that “may” get the chance at Saves, while he currently has the role. No one trusts him. I guess not even me, as I currently own Ottavino as well!

  30. Beware the Shit Ropee says:
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    wonder how often somebody gets 4 HR’s in less than 24 hours.

  31. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Hey Grey.

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte, polanco, justin upton
    util-belt, hosmer

    Would you drop anyone to pick up any of:

    Danny Espinosa
    Piscotty
    Michael Saunders

    Napoli
    Marcus Semien
    Valencia

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fever Dog: I would want Piscotty out of them but dont see a drop for you.

  32. Nightpandas says:
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    Looking for a Harvey replacement : k/9 QS league

    Green
    Chen
    Smyly
    Mengden
    Hutchinson

  33. Timmer says:
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    Would you drop Kang for Solarte? I hate having scum like Kang on my roster

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Timmer: Sounds like a potential Type I error.

  34. RePete says:
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    Traded my Bregman/Velasquez/Heyward for his Tanaka/M.Upton/De Leon due to a need for better pitching and steals. Pushing for the playoffs this year and Velasquez won’t be there to help me and I already have 6 to choose from for my 5 keepers (Betts, Stanton, Bogaerts, Polanco, Strasburg, Sano).

    Did I make the right move? Where would you rank Melvin among outfielders going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Doesn’t sound great

  35. Metlgod says:
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    Hi Grey,
    10 team h2h points redraft with only 6 starts per week, my staff is
    Cueto
    Carrasco
    Salazar
    McCullers
    Duffy
    Shoemaker
    Velasquez
    McCarthy, Pineda, Rodon, Smyly and Ross brothers (huge 30 man rosters)
    I leave my top 3 in and just go with SON for other 2 or 3 every week and doing very well right now. My question is do I have enough pitching depth to move one of Queto Salazar Carrasco for Goldy or Miggy. I love your philosophy on pitchers and I got all these guys really cheap but these offers have me tempted. Thank you Master Lothario!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Metlgod: Yes…Goldy first if you can get him.

      • Metlgod says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks Jef! Would u give Salazar, Cueto Carrasco in that order

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Metlgod: Id give Cueto first then Salazar, Carrasco.

  36. Roger Dorn says:
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    David Price or Degrom ROS?

  37. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Hey guys, great stuff as always. What are your thoughts on Rodon for ROS and next year? I am in an AL keeper league and am looking to rebuild. I have been offered Rodon for Dickey which I am going to do because of his upside but is Rodon even worth it until he uses a 3rd pitch?

  38. Bobbo says:
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    Start or sit both, either, neither?
    Snell vs. LAA $-0.9
    Paxton @ KC $-4.8

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: Im starting both

  39. Jason says:
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    Working some trades. Targeting some pitchers in a multiplayer deal. Gray and Velasquez or darvish and McCullers. Can you also rank those four pitchers. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jason: Darvish/McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: There’s more than one Gray

  40. Derrick says:
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    You starting Paxton today @KC?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Derrick: I am

  41. Clive says:
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    Do you think Bregman gets the call soon? And would you trade a good SP for him in a keeper league? Thinking someone like Maeda.. Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Clive: Yea I would make that deal in a keeper for sure. We dunno his exact call-up date, but you should know that Ralph expects it soon. Upside much greater with a SS prospect than a 28 year old import like Maeda.

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Clive: Yeah I’d take Bregman over Maeda in a keeper.

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive: They countered with Votto for Bregman. I have Goldschmidt at 1B and can move Story into my Util (only 1 Util spot). Have Correa at SS.. The fact that it’s a keeper league and I need a 3B (expect that’s where we’ll see Bregman) has me thinking about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Not really… Votto’s steep

  42. Orphan Black says:
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    So did i lose this trade?
    Got Kershaw, AMiller, Verlander
    Gave Stanton, Jansen, Melancon

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Orphan Black: Id want the Stanton side

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: so what does one do when they’ve lost a trade? Made the trade while Stanton was abismal and Kershaw was healthy now I feel like a moron for giving up Stanton and two elite closers.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Orphan Black: You lost the trade, but it still may have helped your team. You clearly needed pitching, no? So maybe it works out.

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Cram It: thanks for the vogt of confidence. Before the trade my SPs were Hill Sanchez JGray Verlander Ross Duffy and my power came from Rizzo Arenado Betts Trumbo grabbed lamb post trade tied for first in HRs but woulda taken a sizable lead if i still had stanton. Now I wanna trade Kershaw for power, ideally Machado or Bryant, but wtvr worst part is the dual give in Stanton in addition to Jansen and Melancon

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Orphan Black: I never trade for an ace…they cost too much and get hurt too easy.

              • Orphan Black says:
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                @JeF WiTh 1 F: That was my rationale trading away stanton, hurts easy but obviously was wrong. Was a dumb move on my part gotta rebound, defending my title but last in saves and back 10 from first in fourth.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Orphan Black: Should’ve traded for cheaper pitching. Like trade Lamb for a solid SP. Live and learn.

              • Orphan Black says:
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                @Cram It: Yup, thanks. Gotta move on after the F up.
                Any advice on where i go from here:
                Castillo
                Rizzo
                Segura
                Arenado
                Kang
                Betts
                Marte
                Choo
                Trumbo
                Lamb
                Espinosa Reed Heyward Mazara Bregman
                Hill Sanchez Duffy Verlander JGray Shoe
                DL Kershaw Jross
                RP AMiller Brach Bush Estevez

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Orphan Black: Offense looks fine. Idk where you are in the standings in what categories. Pitching doesn’t look very reliable, but you’ll be fine when Kershaw comes back.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Orphan Black: When I lose a trade I cover my ears and scream loud as I can. Then I go punch the cat and eat some ice cream.

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Fungazi: but i dont have a cat!

            • Fungazi says:
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              @Orphan Black: What about your neighbor?

              • Orphan Black says:
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                @Fungazi: They’ve got one

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Fungazi:
            Lol

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: I asked before i pulled the trigger and u/others said you’d want kershaw…i think at the time it was right, but u were also not panicking on Stanton’s abismal play and held tight so i prob shoulda done the same. Nu nu. I’m actually more pissed about letting Melancon and Jansen go when im last in saves and have limited Faab bucks because i went too much on berrios and gallos fake callup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like I said, it’s not that bad

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Orphan Black: devil’s advocate here, Stanton has looked like shit all year until recently. Kershaw can single handedly win your league for you if pitching is your weakness, if he stays healthy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Orphan, yeah, trade’s not that lopsided, don’t sweat it

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @peacecoast: ppreciate that, tis true. When i got him he was on track to have like the best pitching yr ever by anyone maybe he’ll get back back in the second half and help me win.

  43. Wizard of (Oz)una says:
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    12-team redraft:

    PICK 2 ROS or stream: Pineda, Ryu, Paxton, Green (Yanks)

    Is Berrios worth stashing in my N/A spot for use this year?

    Thanks!

  44. Scott says:
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    Mazara wins in AVG and R. Rasmus wins in RBI and SB.

  45. Strolg says:
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    Thinking about starting a self help group called Streamers Anonymous. Maybe we can have the first chapter in LA. Once a month you come in and stand up in front of everyone “Hi, my name is Grey Albright, and I streamed Pineda again…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: Too embarrassed to

    • S'All Goooood, Man says:
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      @Strolg: I’d still have a hard time admitting to the Tyler Duffey stream over a month ago that went oh so wrong.

  46. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    check yr CLE monkey update. hilarious

  47. HomerHWBush says:
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    12 team keeper OPS league. Who do you prefer:

    Maikel Franco or Starling Marte?

    • Jason E. says:
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      @HomerHWBush: Marte right now, but I believe Franco is going to be a stud especially as Philly grows as a team

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @HomerHWBush: Marte…Could see keeping Franco based on position and need though

  48. DBo says:
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    Dynasty and salary cap league, drop Adrian Gonzalez to pick up Ryu? Other current 1B eligible players C Davis, Posey, Trumbo. Thanks in advance!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DBo: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Agree with F

  49. I could see Stanton having a year wear he chases HR record, even after his miserable start this year. Obviously not this year. Easily 61.

    Anyway Grey grade this trade. SP I had
    Kershaw
    Bumgarner
    Fulmer
    C.Martinez
    DDufF
    Pomeranz
    DelScalafini
    J Nelson
    have up the Bum and received Harper. I needed power and rbis. Can Harper have a monster 2nd half . if you say he absolutely can I wilI beleive you and will help me quit 242nd guessing shit

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Harper side..good trade for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: For sure, but he needs to do it sooner vs. later in his career… Agree with F

  50. Pat says:
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    Maz/Val/Yu for Just Dongs/Sonny Gray Which side and is it fair?

  51. Johnc says:
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    Need to fill OF spot in H2H ten cat hitting league. I lose K’s each week so don’t care about whiffs…I do care about power and average….and playing time so trying to avoid platooners. Grichuk,, Moss, Souza, Pearce, Crisp, available. Thoughts?

    My Bauer and J Ross for his Tanaka? I have Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill,, McCullers, and Tomlin (probably stream here) with Bauer and J Ross on DL.

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Johnc: Bauer has been excellent. I’d hold.

  52. Dommattingly says:
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    drop odorizzi for Ryu or Giolito?

  53. Jedimasters says:
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    Good read Grey!
    Start or sit?

    Giolito @ NYM (Colon) SON $-4.5
    Glasnow @ Stl (Wainwright) SON $-5.8

    I usually trust SON. But the hype is overtaking me.

  54. William Hung says:
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    I know I asked you this yesterday, but I still took all night to debate the Lamb/Franco swap. This morning I pulled the trigger – Lamb has been amazing, so it was a tough call

    Lets see if this works – I hope this works out better than my Wil Myers non-move that is haunting me this week since the team I am playing has him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Franco is better, the cream should rise.

    • knucks says:
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      @William Hung: You did it just in time Bill, as the Phildo’s team plane landed in that creepy ass Denver airport last night, for a four game set at Coors.

  55. JakeTPE says:
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    Hiya Grey!

    So, you were at Dodger Stadium to see the Orioles on Wednesday?

    So you saw Schoop come up to bat in the 14th with the score tied 4-4…

    And you saw him get what would be the game-winning hit, driving in Machado and Davis…

    And you saw him standing on second — the hero of the day and your poster boy for 2B to Target….

    So, what were you feeling at that exact moment?

    Thanks for the recap as always. Have a nice getaway day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I was standing in my living room after leaving around the 9th inning… Prefer to beat traffic than watch them beat the Dodgers

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it was a long game. Good for our boy Schoop though. 1-6 but that 1! Some days I hate my whole team except for him…

        • Grey

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          Ha, yeah

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I was in my living room too, but I have Direct TV, so I had to see it happen on my Yahoo App. Jimbo was giving me a hard time about leaving early and I was like, yeah watch it go to 18 innings and then we’ll see who the smart one is. He couldn’t believe it went to 14!

        • Grey

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          Haha, I know! Eff it, I would’ve had third degree burns on my forehead if I would’ve stayed

  56. Scott says:
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    Should I sit any of these doodes today?
    Ryu vs. SD
    Bauer vs. NYY
    Giolito @NYM
    Glasnow @StL

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Id sit Ryu even though its San Diego…Need to see something good from him before trusting….Giolito and Glasnow are risky too but have more upside so id start them.

  57. peacecoast says:
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    hey grey,

    curently using Merrifeild for SAGNOF, but I see Dyson on the wire, and Jankowski? Both good to replace merri?

    also thinking next week (weekley FAABs in my league) Monday may be the time to pounce on Dee in my league. I know that is like 10 games before he is activated, pls tell me it’s not stupid I could maybe win this league if I can vault ahead like 15-20 SB in second half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Janky…You should grab Gordon after today, three games this weekend won’t make a difference

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: damn I was sure you would say Dyson.he broken? platooning?

        and I have to wait till Monday that is our waiver wire pickup day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Platooning

  58. stoopid says:
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    Do I call up Giolito for his start @NYM today? We keep 7 guys plus a Minor leaguer. Giolito is still in my minor league spot so I can keep him there forever but once activated he can’t go back down until he’s back in the minors.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @stoopid: Id leave him in the minors in that situation…he may get sent down or shut down at some point and then your stuck with him on your roster…Might be a clearer picture for him in a few months.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: *Few weeks…..not months

  59. G says:
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    Dropnoaxton for Gausman or Ian Kennedy or hold?

    • G says:
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      @G:
      *Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Hold

  60. Clive says:
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    Would you trade Votto for Bregman in a keeper?

    I have Goldschmidt at 1B and can move Story into my Util (only 1 Util spot). Have Correa at SS.. The fact that it’s a keeper league and I need a 3B (expect that’s where we’ll see Bregman) has me thinking about it.

    Also, my team is ~ 20 GB of a playoff spot, so there’s that too..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Answered above

  61. Matt H says:
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    Glasnow is available in my 10-team. Drop Taillon for him?…and if so, how much to bid? I have $44 left of $100. Many thanks!

      • Matt H says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Chucky says:
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    Drop Odorizzi for any of the following: Chen, Suarez, Folty,, McCarthy or Corbin?

  63. Myers says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    A. Can Myers keep up anything like his current pace?

    B. I can’t believe I’m asking this, but in a keeper league, McCutchen or Myers?

    D. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Myers: A. Sure B. Myers

      • Myers says:
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        @Grey: Okay, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. HD says:
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    Good morning!

    In a 20 team H2H, dynasty league. Been offered Addison Russell for Lance McCullers

    Already have Price, Scherzer, Lester, Bauer in rotation.

    Thoughts on this deal, both now and beyond?
    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Russell for beyond, McCullers or Russell is fair for now

  65. Joe says:
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    Dynasty league 12 team 7×7

    Would you do cespedes and gerrit Cole for Corey Seager and Robbie ray?

  66. Rich says:
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    In a really deep league with holds. Do I drop one of Mengden or Pineda for one of Ryan Dull, Edwin Diaz, or Michael Feliz? If so, which one? I also could use saves, so closing potential should have some weight, but the holds will have value either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich: Mengden..>Diaz

  67. jdub01984 says:
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    10 Team Yahoo Keeper League (Can keep 2 players) – Categories are R H HR RBI SB TB AVG – IP W L SV HR K ERA – 45 Inning Minimum each week

    My roster is:
    C- Wilson Ramos
    1B- Joey Votto
    2B- Jonathan Schoop
    3B- Maikel Franco
    SS- Manny Machado
    OF- Jay Bruce
    OF- Stephen Piscotty
    OF- Justin Upton
    UT- David Ortiz
    UT- Adrian Beltre
    BN- Matt Carpenter
    DL- J.D. Martinez

    SP- Johnny Cueto
    SP- Danny Duffy
    SP- Tyler Glasnow
    SP- Jeremy Hellickson
    RP- Wade Davis
    RP- Huston Street
    P- Sam Dyson
    P- Bud Norris
    BN- Jameson Taillon
    BN- Brandon McCarthy
    BN- Scott Kazmir
    BN- Kenta Maeda
    DL- Clayton Kershaw

    Would you make the following trade – I give up David Ortiz and Kenta Maeda, I get back Starling Marte and John Lackey.

  68. ashtray says:
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    How does Heyward have nearly 300 ABs batting 2nd in that lineup and have ~60 total R/RBI??? His SLG is worse than Maybin’s AVG.

    12 team H2H includes OBP and Ks

    Drop him for any of these guys or hold:
    Kepler
    Werth
    Ezequiel Carrera
    Asche
    Grossman
    Khris Davis
    Pagan
    Kim
    Jose Peraza
    Moya

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Haha, I know… Davis, depends on needs

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: My needs are counting stats. Davis is on waivers for the next couple days as he was just dropped. Who’s your 2nd place option while I wait for that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Asche

  69. knucks says:
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    Would realllly like a monster game from Pujols today against Snell. Though I likely just jinxed it. Not the greatest matchup, per HT.

    Been arguing back and forth about his ROS value the past few days. Guy in my league is telling me that he can find it on the wire in Semien or Cozart… wtf? Gimme the 1B power bat that hits behind Trout over a MI any day for my UTIL slot… But am I going to be unhappy with the way I’ve run my mouth about Pujols, come next Tuesday? Can you give me a sneak-peek at your ROS thoughts on him?

    The ROS Playa Rater tool has him at #57 right now for 12 team Yahoo. That’s what we think too right? I have Rizzo at 1B, Belt in the OF, (obv 1B eligable) then Hosmer/Pujols in my two UTIL slots. No bench bats. Dunno that I could be happier with my first base/power situation atm. I think this happens every year. Around the ASG break, I open up trade discussion and quickly begin to understand how unreal my leaguemates opinions are about Power vs. Saves. Then recall why they are behind me in the standings in the first place. Its ridiculous.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: 82/30/93/.257/4 was your preseason projection. He is right on pace right now! I think that pretty much answers my question anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Pujols will get hot at some point and get his usual numbers… Pujols hot = 12 HRs, .315, 30 RBIs in a month… Cozart or Semien hot = 6 HRs, .290, 15 RBIs

  70. Maximumxpower says:
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    Desclafani or Tomlin?

  71. Tio says:
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    Grey – who is the best fill in for a points league?

    Villar, Didi, Jhonny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Villar

  72. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Going into this season in my 12 team keeper league, my invincible starting rotation was Archer, Cole, Harvey, and Thor. Went on to draft Walker and pick up Taillon in our minor league draft. I also drafted Desmond and Ozuna, then dumped them after their slow starts. Basically, I’m saying, “don’t cry for me, I’m already dead.” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-cOx2PMnxTY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Is Walker droppable at this point? I only have room for 3 DLed pitchers. Ugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just dropped Walker

  73. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    10-team H2H w/ OPS. I’m getting routinely clubbed in runs and SBs, and Neil Walker is boring the shit out of me at my MI slot. Any reason to pick up any of these MI’s on the WW? Forsythe, Suarez, Scooter, Aaron Hill, Solarte, Cesar Hernandez, B. Miller, Flores? Seems pretty tomato-tomacco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  74. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was offered this deal:
    His:
    Madbum, Donaldson and either ( Tajuian Walker or a mediocre batter)

    for my:
    Harvey, Starlin Marte, Bryce Harper, Tyler Glasnow, Yu Darvish

    My team: 12 team h2h mixed league standard 5×5 stats
    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Marte, Khris Davis
    Util: Melvin Upton, Justin Upton
    Bench: AJ Reed

    SP: Harvey, Liriano, Bud Norris, Glasnow, Taillon, Hendricks, Salazar, Colon, Duffy, Guerra,Shoemaker,
    RP: Maurer, Krod, Britton, Estevez
    DL: Darvish, Joe Ross
    NA: Jose De Leon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  75. Rice says:
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    DL’ing Walker give me a free pickup…

    Cron, Solarte, Chisenhall, or Maybin?

    • Rice says:
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      @Rice: Or sit on Aaron Judge (already sitting on Bregman)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  76. dem ribbies says:
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    Pickup Ryu dropping Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  77. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    Hey man, Grichuk or Moya in a 12 team h2h points keeper league, bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

      • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. TonyMush says:
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    Is Arrieta still the ace to own? Will he be in a sell article any time soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell him two months ago

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: True fact. And it landed me Arenado, re2pect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Respeck

          • Orphan Black says:
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            @Grey: I dont get it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you do, OB

      • TonyMush says:
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        @Grey: I have been remiss my guru. I have erred and will ensure to take heed of your every word from this day till the end of my days! All hail the word of Grey!! (I need to pay attention more)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  79. KevBo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Too early i know, but do you have an idea on the auction values you would expect for Reed and Schoop next year in a 9 team AL-Only $260 budget – 5 keeper league?

    My AL team is in shambles and I could get both for some higher priced non-keeper players. Next year Reed would cost $7 and Schoop $14

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $12-15 Reed; $17-19 Schoop

      • KevBo says:
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        @Grey: Excellent, thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Orphan Black says:
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    The Padres intentionally walked Jake Lamb in the Bottom of the First Inning last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t mess with the Lamb

  81. snotballz says:
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    Puig or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  82. William Hung says:
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    The floor has really collapsed on Odorizzi and Smyly huh? Early this season I was trying hard to trade for both these guys and their owners wouldn’t budge and now I don’t even want to pick them up off the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and the matchups will never be favorable

  83. fknboz says:
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    Drop Nola for Desclafani, Hutchison, or McHugh? ERA, K, WHIP, QS are all needs in my redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeScla

  84. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!
    Is Alex Reyes coming up this season in your estimation? Should I drop him fro Nimmo? Or Lind for Nimmo? Or dori for Nimmo? LOL Sorry had to! Serious question thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dori? Doubt Reyes gets significant time in the majors, maybe five or so starts

      • Chris says:
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        She’s a character in the movie Nemo. Sorry! Bad joke! Drop Lind? For Nimmo? Or Reyes? 14 team league slim pickens now I have Carpenter on the mend. Any word on how serious?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carp will be out for a month… I’d go Reyes

  85. J-FOH says:
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    Those seats!!!! *makes note to take up Teddy on the offer to come hang with him*

    I saw SteveNZ was hurt. You assume since those kiwis are soft and fuzzy on the outside that they will be sweet on the inside. That kiwi is extra tart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SteveNZ’s got the “I can’t believe it’s winter in July” blues… Happens to every Kiwi… The seats were insane, we were about seven feet from the 3rd base coach, sitting next to the honorary vets they brought on the field to salute

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: coming to this hemisphere ruined him. Next thing you know he’ll show up with a beer gut and no sleeves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A rap concert tee!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: with a single gold capped tooth

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Part of the gaNgsterZ

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: wow he’s a total kaiser soze

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, except living an 8 Mile life

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, hey, what’s up, homey?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @J-FOH: My Uncle Jimbo is connected with those seats fo sure! We get entry into the Don Julio Bar too, so it’s a sweet set up. I’ll let you know when he gets an open spot and I’ll get you on the list.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Teddy Heater: I’m very generous too

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @J-FOH: Jimbo likes to drink, so he’ll be happy to throw back a few with ya. He was giving Grey a hard time for only drinking water.

  86. Hal Incandenza says:
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    10 team H2H league with max 7 active SPs (excluding DL spots).

    I currently have Wheeler in a DL spot. Should I continue to hold him or drop him so I can DL Flat Walker? We get pretty deep in SPs; I think all teams roster the 7 max.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wheeler

  87. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. I have 4 guys on DL and I can’t stream or pickup anyone to play cause my league only has 2 DL spots. I really want to win this week cause it would put me in 1st place and other guys are 1 game behind me. I have the highest points though.. Anyway, I have Tallion, Taijuan Walker, Matt Carpenter and Hunter Pence. Besides Carpenter… Would you drop any of these guys to make room?? If not then I’m gonna Maybe lose week to week on tight scores.. Idk. 10 team h2h points. Thank You

    • Frank White says:
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      Oh and i picked up Glasnow, which will hurt me this week cause he wont pitch for me. Would you drop him to stream someone else this week or keep him for the long run? Especially in my situation. Can you please answer both questions.. Again, Thank You. You’ve helped me win Championships And I tell everyone about how great your site is!! Besides the guys in my league.. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Taillon, Walker

  88. tjw4404 says:
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    I’m in a 12 team redraft h2h 5×5 league.

    C Evan Gattis
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Jose Altuve
    SS Danny Espinosa
    3B Nolan Arenado
    OF Carlos Beltran
    OF Kendrys Morales
    OF Khris Davis
    UTIL Odubel Herrera
    BN CJ Cron

    SP Danny Duffy
    SP Jason Hammel
    RP Brett Kintzler
    RP Jeurys Familia
    P Brandon Maurer
    P Sam Dyson
    P Kelvin Herrera
    BN Lucas Giolito
    BN Aaron Sanchez
    BN Chris Archer
    DL Yu Darvish

    A) Should I trade Familia for Eduardo Nunez? Thought maybe I could use the speed, but I worry he’ll come crashing down hard eventually. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Nope

  89. AU! says:
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    I have a trade question I would like to get your thoughts on…12 team h2h dynasty OPS league. I got offered Gattis for my Andrus. I have Molina at C and have Villar and Story at SS and MI. Do you take it? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  90. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Yo Grey the other day you helped me the choose the following 5 starts marked with an asterisk to use this week in my H2H points matchup but now I’m up like 35 pts even though Pineda and Fiers only combined for 1 point yesterday so I wanted to double check if you’d still go with those 5 or maybe swap anyone out with another option(s) below? Like maybe Glasnow or even Paxton who have starts today, or are they too risky?

    7/7
    Duffy vs. SEA (4.4)*
    Glasnow @STL (-3.3)
    Paxton @KC (-4.8)

    7/8 (can only stream 1)
    McCarthy vs. SD (25.5)*
    Liriano vs. CHN (9.6)
    Corbin @SF (3.4)
    McHugh vs. OAK (4.6)
    Shoemaker @BAL (1.9)

    7/9 (4 starter max)
    Salazar vs. NYA (16.2)*
    Peavy vs. ARI (10.0)*
    Ray @SF (9.1)
    McCullers vs. OAK (8.5)*
    Conley vs. CIN (7.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah that’s what I figured! Ha I think I was just looking for a reason to start Glasnow today but thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty where due to some ugly underperforming (pineda/upton/delino/liriano) and injuries this team has went from a top 3 to an 8-9th. OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals, net saves and holds over save, QS over wins and K/BB added.
    C salvy
    1B au rizz
    2B kipnis
    SS diaz
    3B bryant
    LF upton
    CF ellsbury
    RF chishenhall (streamer)
    util (2) alcides, cron (streamer)
    BN moss/david peralta
    DL jd mart
    NA delino/dahl/benintendi/jp crawford
    SP (1500 max innings so with ryu back i might be able to get to projected innings once cole is back)
    Cole/liriano/ryu/pineda/roark (but dropped junior guerra for him, didn’t like his K rate and age)/tillman/porcello
    RP (room for 6 starters here): britton/watson/phelps/romo/giles/kelley
    DL kela/wheeler/heaney/wood
    NA stephenson
    1.got an offer of k.seager for britton. britton is so highly ranked in this league it’s insane, and i don’t seem to need seager anyway. i told this other owner britton only moves for SP of similar value, and according to player rater he has salazar/kluber/degrom/cueto that fill that bill, with only salazar/degrom having the value + age. i’m guessing hold unless i can get one of those SP (which he likely isn’t giving)

    2. with that many RP slots and dynasty i’m betting i’m best off grabbing bundy, eh? won’t get holds much for now, but is looking pretty damn sick lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yeah, Bundy

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: with gearin’s injury i’m sure the romo reacclimation project goes faster, so probably kelley is the drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  92. tals23 says:
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    I picked up Chiisenhall to fill in for Matt Carpenter…my faith in Chisenhall is slim…would any of the following three provide more consistency than Chisenhall:
    Javier Baez
    Howie Kendrick
    Brandon Drury
    They are all free agents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Tony Soprano says:
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    Who has more value ROS B. Hamilton or D. Travis without taking specific category needs into consideration — obviously Hamilton brings steals, but do you see him finishing higher on the player rater if they both started at ground zero today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  94. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Happy Thursday. I grabbed Trea Turner a week back in my 10-team, 6×6, keeper league, but am starting to think that even if he’s called up in July, he’s not going to play enough to be more productive than my current middle infielders (i.e., Pedroia, Baez, and Segura). If I bailed, I’d either use the spot to stream, pick up a middle reliever, or Alex Reyes.

    Also, I currently have Just Dong, Taijuan, and Ross eligible for the DL but only two slots to put them in. J.D. isn’t going anywhere, but I’m contemplating dropping either Taijuan or Ross. Thoughts on both questions?

    Slimcompoop Out!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Joe Ross…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chillin’, you? Stream our of Turner’s slot… Drop Ross

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Well it’s a funky Thursday, so just hanging out with my labs and dry-walling our new pub-shed. It’s going to have two kegerators, but I’ll keep a bottle of rum and some limes around in case you ever showed up for a daiquiri:) I negotiated being in charge of decorating the inside of the shed, so I got a framed Bob Ross painting to go with this gem… http://doomrocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/qq0IC9V.jpg

        By the by, what are you listening to these days? Not a fan of French Montana, but I can’t stop listening to this when I’m on my 80’s Norditrak… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIHR7rUeGTc

        Keep it real, as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why don’t you get the labs to drywall it? I appreciate the limes in the man fall-out shelter, thank you, ‘poop…. I’m listening to the new Belly, Drake, Kanye, Atomspehre, Chance the Rapper and Milky Chance… In no particular order…

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Amidst my friends telling me to do so, I’ve never put in much time to listening to Atmosphere. After listening to a couple tracks, I’m always left feeling bleh. I’m I missing out on something?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Listen to Vampires and check back in

  95. Phil of the Future says:
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    Sup, G.
    What a season so far. I think I’ll just take the high road and say this. I’ve been chasing the Wilson Ramos breakout for years and I finally got it! Yup, that’s about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I hear ya… I didn’t get Ramos, but I hear it’s been fun owning everyone except the SPs I have

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: HA! I hear the same thing! Rodon, Smyly, and Archer come on down!!
        I mean at least Richards had the decency to blow out his elbow early. Turned out to be one of my better picks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, loving my Tyson Ross pick for the same reason

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: yup

  96. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, my pitching is messy.
    Someone offers Price for my Abreu + K Rod

    I have Rizzo and Arenodo so Abreu is in CI slot.
    Should I take the offer? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • Wilson. says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.
        If I propose J Upton back? I have J Upton but he is not doing good this year.
        Do you think who to be trade away? Abreu or J Upton plus K Rod for Price? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d trade away Upton before Abreu, I’d take Price

  97. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,
    wats good?

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    couple questions
    1: in close battle for ERA, WHIP. would u start Glasnow @STL?
    2: pick one. Glasnow or Giolito?

    thanks bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Glasnow

  98. Del the Funkey Homosapien says:
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    Would you drop Harvey at this point or wait it out? Funny how my trade involving Fulmer for Matt Harvey looked like a steal a month ago, thought he was turning the corner back then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. Nick says:
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    Is Lamb going to hit 40 bombs this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  100. Squints Palledorous says:
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    6×6 OPS QS 10tm Roto league.

    Looking to drop a pitcher for a speculative bat like Bregman, judge, Turner, etc. I’m locked in at the top for K’s so worried about other cats only.

    SP: Archer, Maeda, Roark, Pomeranz, Duffy, McCullers, Pineda (have Thor too), and at RP: Harris, Robertson, Colome, Maurer, Dyson. (Colome at SP gives me a 5-4 closer advantage over other teams)

    Which one do I get rid of? Currently have no bench bats. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Pineda…Judge

  101. DC says:
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    10-team 5×5 redraft, Stanton for C.Seager & W.Contreras? Stanton team can only play four of Stanton, Springer, Calhoun, Beltran, Fowler, Ellsbury, so he’s basically being replaced by Fowler; Seager replaces J.Peralta, Contreras replaces d’Arnaud. Seager team has a SS at U and so is using Stanton as basically a direct replacement; Contreras is replaced by Wieters/S.Perez platoon from the bench. Fair? Springer a better fit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Seager

      • DC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I’m the Stanton owner. Would you still take it for Wieters or Perez? Starting to wonder if Contreras could be odd man out when Fowler comes back with it sounding like pitchers aren’t thrilled with Contreras behind the plate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Perez

  102. John says:
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    Please rank top 2 from this list.

    Moss, Souza, Pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pearce

  103. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Apparently Cargo met with the Rockies to show interest in being traded. It already seemed possible, now almost a certainty. Salivating over the idea of Dahl being called up for the second half in that Coors heat, would you stash him over AJ Reed as a bench bat? Im good on power compared to speed (12T H2H):

    C – Castillo
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Odor
    3B – D Murphy
    SS – Machado
    OF – Betts
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    UTIL – Belt
    UTIL – K Davis

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed is already up, I’d hold

  104. jason bourne says:
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    What do you think are streamable positions in 12T H2H leagues? SP, C and SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SP, C

  105. Blergball says:
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    Have Zobrist and Travis at 2B and need some pitching. Accept F-Her for Zobrist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh, if you want

  106. Nightmare says:
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    Brolo….big poopie Hahahaha I got tears my fantasy guru.
    12 team H2H points

    1) cueto or Scherzer
    2) Villar or Bregman once he gets the call up
    3) Rich Hill or Jon gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Scherzer…Villar…Hill

  107. Jim says:
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    Would you start Glasnow in St Louis tonight? Scares me a little…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. Cale says:
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    Where do you see Kinsler ranked next year for a keeper? I have a decent trade offer on the table, and I can keep him with a pick between 60 and 70. Good value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around top 60-70

  109. JWray says:
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    Drop Harvey for Archer, or drop him for Tillman, or maybe for Guerra? Or hold? I’ve kept him around hoping for a turn around, but that just doesn’t seem to be in the cards…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Archer

  110. Scott says:
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    Encarnacion for Starling Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  111. Rich says:
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    Carpenter was already expendable for me pre-injury (Kipnis and Franco filling his spots). If I want to trade him straight up for a starting pitcher what kind of return should I be looking for? Alternatively I can deal JD Martinez and still have outfield depth, who should I target for him? I went for Carrasco, but the owner wanted Polanco instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco for a guy that’s gonna be out for the next 4-6 weeks? Hamels maybe? Gamble on Ryu seems more likely…

      • Rich says:
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        Oh man, is Martinez supposed to be out for 4-6 weeks from now? I thought that was his initial projection and he was only 2-3 weeks away now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carpenter?

          • Rich says:
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            Ah sorry, I was asking two questions.

            1) What can I get for Carpenter (Hamels/Ryu was your response, appreciate it) and

            2) What can I get for JD? I tried for Carrasco and the guy said no, so I’m looking for some other names.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              2. I’d want a top 10 SP

  112. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey,

    Which side do you like? 14 team mixed league h2h roto.
    Matz-Andrus-Moya-Saunders
    For
    Nola-Ellsbury-Ed Nunez-seth Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Saunders

  113. L-Boogie says:
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    Your Smyly blurb required much more profanity. I offered plenty of suggestions last night while watching him pitch. He has single-handedly killed the last shred of faith I had in xFIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  114. Dr Hocker says:
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    I have a jones for Carlos Correa..thinking he’s headed somewhere near Trout/Harper country the next couple years. Arrieta has me puzzled..something seems amiss..having said that would trade Arrieta and Addison Russell for Correa and Keuchel? Grey? Bueller? anybody..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Paxton, Bud Norris or Hector Santiago in redraft K/BB cats?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  116. peacecoast says:
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    Rodon, ah Rodon. ok to wait till after the ASG before dropping him? He seems to either walk too many guys or get hit hard. But he K’s so many! BABIP is 349, has he just been unlucky? last year he had a great second half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him

  117. knucks says:
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    Double steal in the LAA/TB game. Trout home, Pujols second. But Yahoo hasn’t credited the SB for Albert yet. Was anyone watching? I’m only listening on the radio. Just curious if there was some kind of indifference ruling at 2B or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it unless the catcher just threw it back to the mound

  118. Nightmare says:
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    Rank these 3. Let’s see if I can rank them the way u would.

    Judge, Saunders Cain

    Big bucks no Whammy’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders, Cain

  119. Andy says:
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    Glasnow is off of NA so I need to drop or see if he gets sent back down.

    Wait or drop? And if drop, who? My lowest performing SPs are Pomeranz, Shoemaker, and Nola. I also have Villar/Nunez/Valencia covering 3B with Zobrist/Schoop at 2B if cutting depth is better.

    • Andy says:
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      @Andy: Also, to complicate this if Duffy throws a great game, would he rank above any of these guys going forward? He’s looked very good.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Duffy’s been above at least two of them for the last six weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  120. henncoop says:
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    1st place team in Fantrax but concerned about my SP mainly because of Thor & Matz’s injury potential going forward. I am 1st in ERA @ 3.25; 2nd in WHIP @ 1.166 ; 1st in K’s @ 740; & 9th in W’s with just 41.
    Currently have Thor, JoFer, Shoe, Matz, Pineda, DeSclafani, Rodon, Mengden, & Ray
    SP available are: Elfin, Snell, Graveman, Hellickson, Liriano, Bradley, S Miller, Green (Det), & Green (NY) as free agents.
    on Waivers are Giolito ( I have a claim in but unlikely I get him). Chen, Kohler, Peavy, & Ventura.
    I have one open slot due to Walker on the DL so I need one pick then any other pickup I could make & corresponding drops would be helpful. I know I could stream & I do but in general SP is held on to & in tight supply …this is the most I’ve seen in some time & want to take the best of what is out there.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated Mr Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are streamers on waivers besides Giolito… Can try Chen

  121. Scott says:
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    When is Smokey’s next closer rankings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saturday? Next Monday? It’s a question for him

  122. Scott says:
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    Seriously Pit, get your rookies some run support!

  123. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Tyler Glasnow = pretty boy.

  124. daze says:
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    crisp,solarte, kepler

    • knucks says:
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      @daze: Is this that Eff/Marry/Kill game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yangervis

  125. Micah says:
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    Is it officially time to shop McCutchen in my dynasty league. Seems like something is really wrong. Another owner offered me Dahl for him and he’s lighting it up in triple a. With his potential and half of his games played at Coors Field, would selling low on McCutchen be a mistake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more than that

  126. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Totally wanted to drop Harvey for Glasnow yesterday and now I might regret this decision for the rest of the season… devastating news on Harvey :( :( :(

    This isn’t as bad as my non-move of Mazara for Wil Myers, but it’s up there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: I swear, one more mention of your Mazara/Myers fail. Haha….Isn’t this the league your’e dominating in first?

  127. Funscombe says:
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    Have Ross and Harvey on the DL now. Probably not going to make or break my season, but I’m guessing dropping Ross to slot Harvey in at DL is the move with yesterdays news?

    Thanks for the write up as always <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      By tomorrow, Harvey could announce his season’s over, I’d hold

    • William Hung says:
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      @Funscombe: Harvey is most likely out for the season

      • Funscombe says:
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        @William Hung: Thanks guys. We shall see.

  128. Another Dan says:
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    Thanks for the read. The site continues to inform and entertain.

    In a 10 team Roto 6×6, took over the team about 4 weeks ago and everything seems to have come good. Moved the team from 8th to 3rd, I am in desperate need of saves, am dead last. The league is a keeper transitioning to a dynasty. We can keep between 9 and 18 for next season.

    Guy likes my Fulmer (roster includes Sale, Cueto, Chen, VV, Gaus, Guerra, Keuchel) and Lamb (have Valencia). Should I be looking to try and move someone for a reliever or two ? He has Cedeno, Robertson, Pap, Ramos or SAGNOF (just speculated on Ottavino)?

    Also could do with dropping a starter or two to pick up relievers for HLDS. which Starters get the axe first ? Chen, Guerra then Keuchel ?

    dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take any of those closers for Fulmer… Start at Robertson, Papel, Ramos

  129. Slimbo says:
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    which side in a keeper forever dyno?

    Springer/Bregman/A Reyes
    or
    Buxton/Lindor/ Todd Frazier

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  130. Scott says:
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    Still, the 0.94 WHIPs a good sign, innit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  131. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, McCullers
    Bench: (Pineda, Paxton, Duffy, Matz, Glasnow)

    Need to drop someone for a streamer … I know you’re down on Matz but he did pretty well in his last start and SON likes his next probable start on Sunday vs. WAS (13.2)? I also know you’re down at Pineda too and the whole Harvey situation has me conflicted but I don’t have an open DL spot for him!? What’s my best move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey’s likely done for the year, I’d wait to hear more

  132. Clive says:
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    This seemed obvious not long ago, but who do you like more now as a keeper – late round Springer or Myers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  133. Ryan says:
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    8-Team weekly Roto and I’m trying to consolidate my starting pitching to make room for bullpen guys.

    1. Would you trade Tanaka and archer for Degrom?

    2. Schoop, Diaz, Pedroia, dozier ROS in OBP league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Schoop

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you offer Tanaka and archer for Kluber? Verlander? Cueto? Cole?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Kluber, Cueto, Cole

  134. jacks says:
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    Devon Travis riding the pine today. He’s been in quite a slump. Since the trip to Coors his BA has dropped from .297 to .270. In the ABs I’ve seen he looks lost. His exit velocity is pitiful. He did steal 2 bases last week. Just a slump? When do I start to look for alternatives … guys like Walker and Forsythe and Lawrie are on the wire. If I drop Devon tho, he will be snatched up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d move to Lawrie

  135. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    I just lost MHarvey, or maybe I gained freedom from Matt Harvey. Whichever the case, I am in first place and find myself in the following situation:

    16 team league
    10 point lead over 2nd place currently
    5 teams could pass me in ERA (all within 0.16 in ERA of me)
    3 teams could pass me in QS (all within 1 QS of me)
    3 teams could pass me in K (all within 14 K’s of me)
    3 teams could pass me in WHIP (all within 0.039 of me)
    1 team could pass me in RBI (within 1 RBI of me)
    5 teams could pass me in AVG (all within 0.0029 of me)
    5 teams could pass me in Runs (all within 17 runs of me)

    My question….do I trade Jose Abreu for Gerrit Cole? TShaw would replace Abreu in my lineup. My starting pitchers are as follows:

    Scherzer
    KHendricks
    Stroman
    Tomlin
    Rodon
    Fiers
    J Ross (DL)

    Abreu is what I have to deal and I’ve tried obtaining everyone who you’d probably consider to be a clear cut, better option than Cole. Bumgarner, JoFer, Kluber, Carrasco, deGrom, etc., and on so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s your Abreu replacement, trade’s fair

      • Public Enemy#1 says:
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        @Grey: Abreu replacement at 1b/3b would be Travis Shaw or Mark Reynolds. Or I could move Posey into my 1b/3b slot and pick up Rupp to play catcher.

        I also have Lorenzo Cain, Chris Owings, and Mallex Smith on DL and Yulieski Gurriel is on my bench for whenever he gets signed and activated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t trade away Abreu there

          • Public Enemy#1 says:
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            @Grey: Much Appreciated.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  136. Don Bropre says:
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    Bouef, Gattis, or Rupp ROS?

    Thanks in advance Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  137. tank1 says:
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    Sorry if this has already been asked, but would you start Duffy tonight against Seattle? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  138. DonnieB says:
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    Lawrie or Travis ROS? Pineda,Stroman,Odorizzi or Tillman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie….Tillman

  139. Pat says:
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    Got offered Dee Gordon for Matz. I gotta take that right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. DancinHomer says:
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    Best (use the term loosely) save speculation for now/ ROS:

    Soria
    Buchter
    Cingrani
    Kintzler
    Estevez

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez

  141. Scrapski says:
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    Best second half stats plz:
    Cron
    kendrys
    Bour
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  142. toneDEAF says:
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    Are we done with Rodon this year? Dude has been kinda ugh this year. Any hope? It would be a streamer spot.

    H2H points league 12-team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See post

      • toneDEAF says:
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        @Grey:
        Oh, in the Smyly blurb. So you are done with Smyly, Rodon, walker and Pineda. Sorry, I missed that.

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, no problem

  143. Scrapski says:
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    One last request…
    Plz rate in order of pref:
    Giolito
    Ryu
    Paxson
    Glasnow
    Snell
    McCarthy
    Guerra
    Desclafani
    Thanks again, abrev good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Ryu, Giolito, Glasnow

  144. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Puig or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  145. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Thor and Polanco for Kershaw. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor

  146. Nightmare says:
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    Mustache!
    12 team H2h points (as if u didn’t know) well actually Puscotty doesn’t know!!!

    Offer on the table

    My Cole and Cain for his Keuchel and Cruz.

    Cole could re-injure himself?
    Keuchel turn it around in the second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: I’ll hold then. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  147. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Dee Gordon or Kemp ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges…Kemp

  148. Dommattingly says:
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    Would you rather have Leonys Martin or Brad Miller on your fantasy squad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  149. Steve says:
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    Aaron Hill gain or lose value on his move to Fenway? Both hitters parks but will being lower in the order and better pitching doom him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

        OBP league… Waiting for Turner’s call up. Yuniel, Suarez or Hill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Suarez

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    Naquin or Coco? Or too different to make a straight choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  151. That Guy says:
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    Jose Reyes smacked/battered/clocked/pulverized that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Villar or Dee Gordon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  153. Adam says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Justin upton,Trevor story,CJ Cron
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Upton

  154. Adam says:
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    Angel Pagan or CJ Cron ROS?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  155. Bill says:
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    My Sale and Duvall for his Polanco and Salazar do I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco side

  156. Joeg414 says:
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    d’Arnaud Or W.Castillo ?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  157. Knucks says:
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    Paxton going deep in this one. I asked Elias the lowest pitch count through 7 innings. No word yet. I’d expect Maddux to be high on that list several times?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely… “A Maddux” is a 9 IP, 0 ER, under 90 pitch game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      74 pitches lowest for a complete game

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: damnnn that’s crazy!

        • Knucks says:
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          @Knucks: CG meaning all 9 innings correct?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, 9 IP

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: cue the porno music, time to go to PoundTown in KC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Knucks says:
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            @Grey: Not sure if you happen to be watching the KC broadcast, but Cougs Pounders aka Mama Pounders is getting significant air time right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, nah, I’m not watching… Was watching the Mets

  158. J-FOH says:
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    What’s it called when your battycall doesn’t start then comes off the bench to redeem with a dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think we have one, but can use Bombvenidos

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: more like BOINGvenidos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! TMI!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: add that to the glossary…..pending Rudy’s approval

  159. Bobbo says:
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    Random question. What do you think are the most comments a post has gotten in a day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We used to clear 1,000 comments a day before we had 4 posts a day and spread things out

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: maybe it’s me but it felt like we used to have a lot more group conversations. Remember prezii? #neverforget

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw…prezii! Damn, hope he’s okay

  160. Q says:
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    Pax looks good tonight, Bauer not so much. But Bauer has been great. Impatientl owners means I can grab either guy.

    Still Bauer, right?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Q: matchups plays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  161. desert_heat says:
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    Which side in H2H league

    Guerra and DeSclafani for JBradley and McCarthy

    • J-FOH says:
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      @desert_heat: bradley side. You want that bat and the guerra scali side can fizzle down the stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  162. endershadow says:
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    Thoughts on Hutchison’s upside? 7/1 K:BB against DET, but I assume he won’t get more than another start or two if Estrada’s back injury isn’t serious.

  163. SteveNZ says:
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    Anyone know why Dozier was pinch-hit for? Just cos it was a blowout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  164. endershadow says:
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    Thoughts on Hutchison’s upside? 7/1 K/BB against DET, but I assume he won’t get more than another start or two if Estrada’s back injury isn’t serious.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @endershadow: nah hutch is a flyball pitcher. He has the k upside but is prone to the long ball and too many walks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be around for another start or two

  165. moobs says:
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    Dee or Mazara or Profer ROS? Single bench bat weekly h2h 7×6 hits, OPS, QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dee

  166. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Big fan of Jose Canseco here, haven’t heard what he’s up to these days, you heard anything?
    Anyway, what do ya think McCullers or Giolito rest of year?
    12 team H2H catagories

  167. Hi Grey: are you starting Shoemaker tonight @BAL? He’s done well vs. the Os, but the SoN has him with a negative value.

    Also, who’s the better streamer for tomorrow between Peavy (vs. ARI) and Conley (vs. CIN). The SoN rates both about the same.

    In both cases, I need a W and ratio help more than Ks.

    Thanks!

    • @Enrique: Sorry. Posted this on the wrong entry. Will repost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Shoemaker…. Peavy

      • @Grey: Oh, wow … you replied before I could cut and paste to your latest entry. Thanks for the advice, and sorry for posting in the wrong place.

        Have a good weekend.

  168. Bobby says:
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    You are one funny guy.

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