At some point soon, the Yankees have to say to themselves, “Are we this stupid of an organization?  We have a guy that is doing The Mashed Potato in the minors.  Look at this…”  Then a pile of balls that Aaron Judge hit are piled on the table, but instead of balls, they now look like mashed potatoes with stitches weaving throughout.  “No, we didn’t have Lyle’s mom from accountant make a very long string of maraschino cherry stems tied together with her mouth.  Those are baseballs with stitches that have been mashed by Judge.”  One younger exec picks at a piece of mashed potato-baseball.  “Stop picking at your food and eat it!”  The young exec puts a piece of gummy baseball into his mouth.  “I was kidding, you fool, it’s a baseball!  You don’t eat that!”  This has to happen soon.  Aaron Judge is not getting any younger.  Unlike me, I was 35 last year, and am 27 this year.  Right now, he’s 24 years old and crushing pink cookies in Triple-A.  The Yanks are nine games back and Tokyo drifting.  No one on their team is young.  Best move for them is to trade everyone or start benching guys to play Judge.  Oh, and why do we care?  Because Judge has Giancarlo-type power.  He could hit 15 homers in a month.  Fo’reallies.  I have him stashed in one 12-team league, and I’d stash him in any league where I needed power.  His time is nigh!  Which sounds like something a Nazi would say, but it just means near.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Derek Norris – He has ten homers, what does your catcher have?  Isn’t he also hitting .211?  Not now, Random Italicized Voice.  Okay, I’m gonna go back to seeing what my voice looks like in Wingdings.

Justin Bour – On our Player Rater, Bour has been better than Jose Abreu, Adrian Gonzalez, and–Okay, everyone’s been better than A-Gon.  For the last three years, I’ve been waiting for the floor to drop out on A-Gon like I’m on the game Wipeout.

A.J. Reed – He can be 0-for-30 and I’d still own him right now.  You have to give guys a chance to catch their breath, even if they’re throwing farts at you.

Mark Teixeira – For out-of-town games, the Yankees should stay at the local Natural History Museum, to be with friends.  As for Te(i)x, he’s been hot.

Devon Travis – I was about to make a Randy Travis joke, then I remembered he was sick and wanted to make sure he was alive still, and after seeing him, I’m still not sure.  He resembles a white Andrelton Simmons.

Dee Gordon – Guess who’s coming back in about 27 games?!  The PEDs-less Dee Gordon, which might make him an 85-pound weakling.  Then when someone says, “Hey, look at him rake!”  It could have multiple meanings.

Danny Espinosa – If he were hitting twenty points higher (about 1 hit extra per week), he’d be a top ten shortstop, so don’t be screaming, “You’re out of your element, Danny!”

Didi Gregorius – This hot schmotato is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothing.  I’m a blogger, so there!

Javier Baez – For some reason, I want to call him Jazzier Bouvier.  Which sounds like a poodle Jackie Kennedy grew up with.

Jose Peraza – He’s been playing semi-regularly and stealing bases and…Um…Yeah, that’s it.

Lonnie Chisenhall – If you don’t grab him soon, you’re going to head to your waivers and scream, “Lonnie gonnie!”  Then run through your office wall like the Kool Aid Man.

Yasmany Tomas – You know what’s weird (likely not weird), I’ve looked at two guys’ stats (Espinosa and Yasmany) and they have relatively the same stats minus the average.  Told you, weird (not weird).

Justin Turner – I said a few weeks ago that Turner was due to get hot, and then he got hot.  The world is my Easter egg, prepare to dye.

Marcus Semien – Has been about as valuable as Carlos Correa so far this season, which either makes you really happy about Semien or blue-balled about Correa.

Jose Reyes – I just gave you my Jose Reyes fantasy.  Only one person was truly appalled at the title.

Brad Miller – He’s hot, yadda.  On a completely unrelated note, what is with men’s names that end in -ad?  A Chad is the paper punched out causing a hole, and a Brad is the metal clip you put in that former Chad hole.  I think I need to sit down.  My brain hurts.

Danny Santana – This is a straight Hitter-Tron call for Saturday, like the Hitter-Tron call it makes to get simonized every other day.

Steven Moya – I just gave you my Steven Moya fantasy.  It was written blindfolded.

Trea Turner – With his move to the outfield in the minors, he moves my needle from around 2 MPH to 5 MPH.  I mean, we’re barely moving here.  I’ll give you a straightforward question that will make you feel super smart when you answer it, if Turner is promoted, will Dusty bench Revere indefinitely or simply platoon them?  Hint:  It rhymes with blatoon.

Tyler Naquin – Naquin touched down in June and became the regular over Rajai, which is some cold shizz to do to the King of SAGNOF.  Naquin has been hitting, but maybe the Indians have some clause that they can have a politically incorrect mascot if they have one player whose name sounds Native American, and Naquin definitely fits the bill.

Max Kepler – This guy is kinda stuck between two worlds.  He’s not really a mixed league play yet, and in AL-Only leagues he should be owned.

Kendrys Morales – If I had a company that specialized in wiping rain from staircase railings, I’d name it, Can Drys Mo’ Rales.  I don’t though, but I do think Morales can wet my rails.

Seung Hwan Oh – He could be as good as Will Harris has been as the Astros’ closer, but I get the sneaking suspicion that Oh’s gonna be back in the eighth by next week with Rosenthal getting the job back.

Xavier Cedeno – The X-Man:  Closepocalypse.

Ryan Buchter – I just went over him this morning.  You missed it?  Not cool, man and five woman’s!

Carlos Estevez – Speaking of closers that might not have the job for longer than another week, Charlie Sheen isn’t hashtag winning many points for SAGNOF’ers.

Anthony DeSclafani – JB just gave you his Anthony DeSclafani fantasy.  I more or less agree with him, I would try DeSclafani in mixed leagues, but I also think the bottom could fall out, so I’m much more wary.  Or weary if someone comes into the comments and asks what I think of DeSclafani.

Patrick Corbin – This is strictly a Stream-o-Nator call.  Like the call the Stream-o-Nator makes to female prisons to see if any inmates are on Tinder.

SELL

Adam Duvall – You know the Buysellatops, our dinosaur-slash-Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell Tool, wants to sell Duvall.  Goes without saying.  You catch that?  I was just not saying something.  You missed it?  Here it isn’t again… …Anything?  Hmm.  Duvall is a 30-homer, .240 hitter.  So, let’s reassess.  He has 22 homers now?  Oh.  Um, yeah, that seems to be near his ceiling already.  Sell you crazy jackholes!  I will say that Duvall is a 30-homer hitter, plus or minus five homers due to upside and unknown.  Obviously, he’s cascading towards the high end of that, so I wouldn’t sell Duvall for a chance encounter with Fabio, but Duvall’s also not a 45-homer guy, so I would see what I could get.

 
  1. Chris says:
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    Do I drop mazara or ellsbury for span? One is a reserve OF, the other is my 5th OF. Obp league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like Bubba Sparxx

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, true

  2. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey!!

    Which SP u prefer for ROS : Nola or Pineda or Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: I hope his answer should be Nola. I’m on wire whether hold or drop him.

  3. Sport says:
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    I literally chuckled out loud (COL) at several of those..! Very entertaining and informative and for that I thank you.

    Do you have names off the top of your you would like to get out Duvall straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Depends what you need…Around Hamels SP? Odor? Lindor?

    • Phil Up Your Crevice says:
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      Yes, I’m curious as well…some names you can think of that would be worth parting ways with Duvall? That power is nice for power-thirsty dudes like myself.

  4. JoeG414 says:
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    Like Naquin or H.Soo Kim ros ? As a mixed daily 6×6 roto bench bat .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kim

  5. Slimbo says:
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    Hey buddy..moved the question to this thread for ya :)

    In a shallow keeper with k9 era whip obp and avg

    would you cut hammel, aaron sanchez, taillon, jose reyes, danny valencia, devon travis or segura

    For any of these free agents
    Javier baez, wieters or McCann(have Gattis as catcher) Han ram, khris davis, Upton Jr,

    Pineda, Ian Kennedy, danny Duffy or desclafani

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Hanley over Reyes, Travis

      Pineda over Taillon

  6. SWAT290 says:
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    Someone dropped Villar and I have a claim on him dropping A.J. Reed… that’s the right move no?

    I have a late claim so it’s likely he won’t fall to me anyways.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is the right move

  7. Pat says:
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    Any names that you’d target if you had Kluber and were looking for a power bat? Tried for Abreu but was rejected even though this guy has Kershaw on the DL and his next best P is Price. I was thinking Bautista but not sure.

  8. Don says:
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    Who do you like more ROS: Wacha or Gausman? 10 team mixed, 5×5 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  9. Grey — In a roto league where my hitting is near the top across the board but I’m hurting in most pitching categories, is there a case to be made for dropping Reyes from the NA slot to stash Berrios? It’s a redraft league so no keeper considerations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

      • @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  10. Great White North says:
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    Wacha wortha stream for his next two starts? vs MIL (Anderson, $14.9) and @ MIL (Nelson, $5.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, only said I liked him over Gausman, not in general

      • Don says:
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        @Grey: :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t be sad, 18th century Don

  11. MP says:
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    Forsythe or Lackey?

    Forsythe would split time with Sano at UTIL and would fill in and play on my roster most days

    Lackey – current SP stable is Bum, Kluber, Price, Pineda, Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges…. Lackey

  12. Rusty Arms says:
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    Salazar or C Hamels and buy what margin. Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar is top 12 starter, Hamels is top 20

  13. Rusty Arms says:
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    Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  14. Yellow dog says:
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    Rest of season
    Judge or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        ROS
        Judge or renfroe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Judge

  15. Another Dan says:
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    Excellent stuff.

    Just joined a 20 team Roto 5×5 Keep 5, taking over a neglected team.

    Sonny Gray for Piscotty (1b/OF) fair ?

    Moreland is my 1B, but my OF is set Duvall, Betts, Marte. My SP is thin Hamels, Gray, Davies, Perez, Nicolino, Finnegan, Manaea.

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Piscotty, thanks!

  16. Great White North says:
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    Tim Anderson or Anthony Rendon. Which is the drop in an RCL when Flash Gordon returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Damn. I really wanted you to say Rendon. I love my little Anderson guy. Is he going to lose at bats down the line? Rookie wall thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t hate it if you dropped Rendon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson’s was my thinking b/c he gives speed/runs which is what Gordon gives

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: Makes sense

  17. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    See you are ranked 8th in HR in the ECFBL, yet Judge is available FA. What’s your thinking in not rostering him (just seems counter to the lead)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ECFBL? What’s that?

      • Simply Fred

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        @Grey: My bad: PERTS

        (ECFBL is my league)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, I had Judge the other day, then dropped him b/c Polanco was DtD, Rajai wasn’t playing and Moya was injured… And I needed live bats, you’re right though, I should own him, and do now…

          • Simply Fred

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            @Grey: Ha! Faced extenuating circumstances!!
            I too had to drop him. Bautista, Paps, Colome, Stras–all on the DL. Story sidelined a couple days (hopefuly that is all).
            Currently, SB tougher for me than HR, so I went with stashing Gordon.
            Somebody else will have room for Judge.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, I shouldn’t have went back to Rajai b/c I have so many SBs…Having Archer got in my head, but I just traded him away — still early!

              • Simply Fred

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                @Grey: I think HR easier to pick up from FA than SB these days, HRNOF :-)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And I just traded for Frazier

          • Simply Fred

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            @Grey: Nice pickup!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  18. Chester says:
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    Shallow league question: I’ve got a playoff spot pretty locked up. Should I trade Price, Archer, Ozuna for Kershaw, Carlos Gomez and pick snag like Dee Gordon or use the other spot as a streamer spot?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

    • Chester says:
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      @Chester: it’s a h2h points league fwiw

  19. Joebob says:
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    Hi Gray

    Trade question: 10 team NL only keep 15 every year, very competitive. I’ve already made a big dump trade as I’m sadly a seller this year.

    I have Matt Harvey on a good contract @15 thru 2018. Here’s what I’m offered. (Have a glut of cheap outfielders if that helps)

    Pick 1 of the above below :
    1) Brandon Crawford at 7 eXp17, Papelbon @12 x18, Peralta @10 x18 and #1 pick (prob top five pick already a lot of top ML players owned) for my Harvey and Holliday 22 x18.
    2) AJ Ramos @3 X17, Peralta, and blech Solarte, Jarrett Parker and #1 pick for Harvey and Holliday.
    3. Trade just Holliday for Peralta
    4. Hold because Harvey is a stud and I need to be patient and utilize the good contract for myself next season.
    5. There is no 5

    Thanks in advance
    I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4

      • Joebob says:
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        @Grey:

        Hi Gray:
        Did you mean choice number 4? Something looks funny on my end…

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, choice number 4, hold Harvey

          • Joebob says:
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            @Grey:

            Cool. Needed that, thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Joebob says:
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                @Grey:
                Gray–

                If he comes back with Ramos at 3 Crawford, Peralta and pick
                does that make it close? Still hold?

                –thanks again

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hold

  20. Tio says:
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    Start Desclafini at WAS today? SON is not a fan…to distraught with the Kershaw DL news I’m sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him in that matchup

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

    So earlier today you advised me to avoid some streamers today and I’ve got some lined up for Sunday but should also stream Corbin vs. SF (6.3) tomorrow if I’m trying to protect a 50 point lead in my current H2H Points match-up? Or is there too high of a chance of a negative score? I have an extra start so any points I’ll take from him as long as they’re positive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, no Corbin

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool, cool thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. Great White North says:
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    Is Michael Brantley going to have RCL value after his long hiatus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him stashed

  23. alps88 says:
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    on the last post you said trade oh for carter
    2nd option is
    Drop Kelly when Paps comes back this weekend and pick up either Reynolds, Chisenhall or Pagan ( i can use runs and SB’S as well)
    what do you think
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do that, Pagan

  24. OH the choices.. says:
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    hello grey !! in a 12 team h2h mixed weekly points league – 1 for a K who would you rather own ROS as a super utility guy probably only will be used at the utility spot rather a actual position eduardo nunez or danny espinosa ? thanks for your help.

  25. Chris says:
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    If targeting Kershaw as hail mary in redraft league, what tier of offensive player would you offer up?

    Thinking Correa / Polanco (20-30 on top 100 hitters)? Or someone 30 and beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those guys are too high, would think you’d need to give at least Yoenis

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        So you’re still thinking a top 10-20 batter – awesome, thank you. Talk about a gamble!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey:

            Got him for Correa & Kintlzer… If it helps anyone else gauge the market.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks

  26. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    Do plaid shorts go with a plaid shirt?

    Damn you, Target!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If they are predominantly a shade of cranberry

      • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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        @Grey: Whew, i’m all set then. Have a great 4th !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  27. J-FOH says:
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    Thanks for forcing my hand on gordon….not really a thanks. I’ve been plotting when to add and now I feel you put me in a corner. Oh and when Espinoza is hitting I call him ethpinotha.

    I was waiting on a laugh in here comes the judge refrench but since only fred and vin would get that reference I see why you didn’t….wait he’s not here… in ramses speak is just rubbish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As Ramsey would say, damn, what a shame

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: bullocks!

        Did you watch this week with ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRone Sanchez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like he’s on again next week! And time to throw a gem in Coors!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I sent you my pic with us together at the tattoo convention a few years back?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

    • Don says:
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      @J-FOH: same boat with Gordon…these Buy columns are so annoying

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, c’mon, 18th century Don!

  28. ChrisL says:
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    12 team keeper with OBP: just offered Semien and Joe Ross and 15th Rd pick for Mazara and round 4 pick…thoughts?

    • ChrisL says:
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      @ChrisL: I would be getting the Joe Ross side…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  29. Steve says:
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    Who do you think has the better line at the end of the season, Judge or Moya?

    Follow up, is Moya expendable when JD returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge…Moya won’t play when JD returns

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: wow, had me checking specifially for judge call ups on that one. (i should’ve already seen had that happen)

  30. Kk says:
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    Drop Bregman for judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Kk says:
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        @Grey: or hold Bregman till after all star break and drop him if judge gets the call

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  31. Paul says:
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    My OF now is polanco, Belt, holiday, reddick, J upton, and judge I’m waiting to come up and JD Martinez on DL

    My pitching is Scherzer, Lester, Harvey, Rodon, Kazmir, Sabathia, Bradley, Kennedy and waiting on Alex Reyes

    Should I trade Harvey for mccutchen… Who would you rather have… Better player rest of the year? Do I need the pitching, or is cutch a steal, slow start, or bad year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could use Cutch, don’t need Harvey

  32. Cram It says:
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    Funny, I dangled Duvall out there this morning. Castellanos, Fielder and Blackmon were my targets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the Blackmon idea

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: That would be ideal.

  33. Kk says:
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    Maurer, siegrist, or cedeno?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cedeno

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Stroman looking better today . Worth a try vs KC next week ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  35. Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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    okiley dokiley do:
    12 team h2h with deep benches, losses added for pitchers, total bases, hits added for hitters and OBP over AVG. one move left for week. with hanram/heyward with short term injuries i added moya over chis/miller/kepler/lawrie and some hot others yesterday (we are deep but have no CI/MI slots and only 3 OF slots, 2 utils, so hitters are deeper than pitchers by a lot).
    1. guessing hold moya rather than use last move per week to add guy TRON likes better today?
    2. winning ERA 3.02 – 3.43, whip 1.14 to 1.29, K’s 71 to 45, wins 5-3, losses tied 2-2,
    have all of these left for week
    smyly vs DET 8.5
    gausman @ SEA 1.9
    nola vs KC 21.7
    duffy @ PHI 17.3
    opp has these (he does bench ones he thinks are bad, but he doesn’t use SON):
    teheran vs MIA 8.3
    degrommit vs CUBS 17.2
    conley @ ATL 9.7
    giolito vs CIN -.7 (AA conversion must not do well to MLB for that number)
    archer vs DET 24.9
    mengden vs PIT .3
    V2 vs KC 20

    bench which of mine? if i get desparate by sunday i could use last add on wisler vs MIA (-5.3), chad green @ SD (16.3), ray vs SF (12.3); that would be dropping moya (still have possibly a guy at 2nd util)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yikes… You kinda have to throw them all and pray

      • Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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        @Grey: yep, opp has too many (good) starts, that’s how i was leaning. worst part is i also have dyson/osuna/allen/casilla, so without the runs allowed by 3 of them i’d have MUCH bigger ERA/whip lead here. opp blessed with simply too many more than me 2 start guys this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  36. stoopid says:
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    Been keeping Tyson Ross on my DL but I now have no room with Kershaw on the DL. Do i drop Ross to move Kershaw and pick up Descalfini?

    I could also keep Ross and drop Samardjza, Rodon, or Estrada for Descalfini..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ross

  37. Chud says:
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    Buy Friday post! Always a great read.

    ROS rankings for following prospects: Reed, Judge, Gallo, Josh Bell.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You ranked them

  38. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Had to drop Erasmo for Dee now in an RCL. Thanks for nothing, or for saving every pitching ratio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him mid-inning last night

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha. I was watching allllllllll 4 of those Kimmy’s last night and too busy slacking at work today to notice how hard he sucked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t even look at the game log… He came in with like a 6 run lead

  39. Matt says:
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    Grey,

    Last week I asked if I would be nuts to drop A-Gon for Bour. You said maybe, so ride it out or sell low. I tried selling low and got nothing. Is it ok to drop now or am I stuck still? I mean, I know i’m not really stuck … I could do whatever I want.. like waiting over here in the corner sucking my thumb and crying quietly while thinking about my wasting a keeper spot on A-Gon this past year. It’s a 10 keeper league! I’m sad. Pull me out of this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: I feel free now. Sorta like a ghost at the end of a touching movie where he needed someone who was still alive to complete a task so his soul could finally rest easy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m your human

  40. OH the choices.. says:
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    hello grey !! in a 12 team h2h mixed weekly points league – 1 for a K who would you rather own ROS as a super utility guy probably only will be used at the utility spot rather a actual position eduardo nunez or danny espinosa ? thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  41. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Short term: Urias or Giolito? Long term (factoring in innings limits and possible demotions): Urias or Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias…. Giolito

  42. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP only 3OF starting

    Trying to get a bat

    1)My lester for c seager

    2)My Maeda/yelich for cespedes/mccullers

    Which trade do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2

  43. Krazee Eyez Killa says:
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    10tm 6×6 OPS QS Roto

    Slowing down in speed, trying to make a couple moves, and sell Thor, Pom and Duvall. Which deal is best? League has virtually no trades, I send 98% of offers just to have some fun, so I need to send maybe a little more than I’d like.

    My Ozuna/Duvall/Moya/Thor/Pomeranz/Dyson
    For his Correa/Desmond/Paxton/Darvish/Familia

    Or

    My Thor/Pomeranz/Ozuna/Duvall
    For his Lindor/Carrasco/JUpton

    I’m way on top in this league, trying to create some excitement. Maybe I’m trying too hard and offering terrible trades, I don’t know. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade half your team in one move… Duvall for Lindor?

  44. FantasyFunkmaster says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Love reading your daily posts. I need to drop 2 SPs for offense, but I can’t decide between the following guys. Pick the worst two ROS in a league with QS.

    Quintana, Samardzija, Hill, Shoemaker, Giolito.

    I could also drop Huston Street. I need SVs but he aint gettin any the way he’s pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samard, Giolito

      • FantasyFunkmaster says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. Mr. Snrub says:
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    As a fantasy baseballer(your mom), I abstain from investing emotionally in any teams. That being said, I am emotionally invested in what teams do to their prospects when they “develop” them, namely my local team, the Minnesota Twins.

    They sent down Park today, and granted, he was sucking recently. The reasoning was, he is “having trouble adjusting to pitching in the majors”. Well, yeah, send him to the minors so he can never adjust to major league pitching. You can’t afford to miss that run at the playoff’s this year.

    Where’s Oswaldo? Buxton’s a headcase, Sano said he’d hit 50 hrs this year but can’t stop whiffing, Kepler is spinning like a dreidel in the box (Holocaust joke, too soon!). Their methodology has always been screwed, look at what they did to Ortiz… “Hey, he has the identical body type of Babe Ruth! Go for the opposite field, he’s gonna lead the league in doubles!”

    How many prospects can this team ruin?
    Thanks allowing me to vent. Oh, you didn’t? Sorry, I must be going crazy, FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… The Twins are a sad organization

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Grey: Nothing instills confidence in your team like knee-jerk demotions. When my girlfriend and I fight, I change my facebook status to single. That’ll teach her!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  46. J-FOH says:
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    Siegrist has mono? He shoukd stop hanging with yelich and seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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      @J-FOH: STL thinks so, but it’ll turn out he’s just very bored.

  47. bigbear says:
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    AJ Reed = the SBD of 2016! You smelt it, you dealt it!

    Drop Franco for Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: What about Rajai or Reddick for Dee? That means the other is a full time starting OFer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  48. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m creating a profile on an internet dating site.
    I’m thinking of going with “I don’t have herpes. Really, I don’t.” as my tagline.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    • Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: interests: magnets. food: milksteak

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Adult Onset Diabitus: Meh, then I’d have to explain to her how the game nightcrawlers works. Too much investment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should add something that you also enjoy… Like, I enjoy not having herpes.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Haha! You see this is why I come here: sage life advice as well as fantasy advice. I figure I’m casting a wide net with the whole not having herpes statement, as most women don’t look for herpes in a potential paramour.

        • Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: you’re also appealing to minorities as don’t like 60 something % of people have one type of herpes at least?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Philsfan1976 says:
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        @Grey: ha!

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: How about: “Proven Herpes Resistant via Scientific Method”? It shows that you’re analytical as well.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Mr. Snrub: Ha! Excellent advice.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And you likely don’t have herpes because you’re using phrases like Scientific Method

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Use Bumble. If you don’t have a face full of herpes, you won’t have to do any work.

  49. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Starting Tanner Roark today against Concinnati? They knocked him around pretty bad last time, but, well… they’re still the Reds.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  50. Orphan Black says:
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    Looking for general advice…
    I’m in 4th in a 5×5 10 team HtH Roto Non Keeper and dropped outta 2nd over the last month. What types of moves would you advise to get me in the right direction ROS? Thanks!
    C- Castillo
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Segura
    3B- Arenado
    SS- Kang
    OF- Betts
    OF- Marte
    OF- Choo
    UT- Trumbo
    UT- Lamb
    Bench- Mazara, Heyward, Reed
    SP- Kershaw, Hill, Shoemaker, J Ross, Sanchez, Verlander, J Gray, Duffy
    RP- Miller, Siegrest, Brach, Bush. Estevez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Choo and Heyward for a safe pitcher like Lackey

  51. Philsfan1976 says:
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    Who is the drop for Judge? Moya or Timmy Anderson? I Have Travis manning 2b until Dee returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Philsfan1976 says:
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        @Grey: thanks as always. Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, wooooooooo!

          • Philsfan1976 says:
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            @Grey: WOOOOOOOO! Can’t wait for his 30 for 30! WOOOOOOOO!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              WOOOOOOOO!

  52. matt says:
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    would you trade Matz for Rodon..afraid of spurs and innings max

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  53. ferris says:
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    1) 16 team roto

    Want to drop a 1B

    Bour
    AJ Reed
    R Zimmerman

    Whither drop?

    2) 12 team roto

    AJ Reed
    Carlos Santana

    Whither drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman…Reed

  54. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Guy needs pitchers badly, would ya trade jfer for k. Bryant? My other pitchers bumgarner, Salazar, hamels, gray, hammel, porcelo,pineda, greinke and roark. Maybe try hamels for Bryant first? Both jfer and hamels have been on your sell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  55. Letsgo says:
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    Pick 2:

    Nola, gausman, walker, Duffy,

    Thabks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Walker

  56. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league, pick 2: Rajai Davis, Billy Hamilton, Lonnie Chisenhall, Aledmys Diaz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton, Diaz

  57. smegma says:
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    When do you think Judge will be called up? Drop Corbin for Judge? I won’t be streaming Corbin likely until he gets 2 starts which won’t be for a couple weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Within the next few weeks…I’d lose Corbin

  58. 200 Proof says:
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    *Ok… new post for followups…*

    Grey,

    So, in continuation about making room for Rich Hill back off the DL, I need to decide to drop either Matz, Archer, or X Cedeno (and go one less pen guy)..

    Still kinda on the fence after Matz’s performance last night, coupled with the spur. ..and Archer’s been underwhelming…

    Please assist, and thanks!
    -Jedi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz was dropped in my league and I’m not picking him up

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:

        Right on.

        So, keep F Rodney or pick up X Cedeno (league has Saves and Holds, so SAGNOF and HAGNOF)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d wait to hear for sure Rodney is not closing in Miami

  59. Turn Two says:
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    A throw in as part of a bigger deal coming my way. Nl 5×5 keeper.. Would you rather have $1 blash or $9 alex wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  60. muskysmell says:
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    Mr. Grey!
    How you doin?
    Good stuff as usual.

    Ryan Buchter or Emilio’s brother Charlie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Buchter

  61. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Just traded J Ross for Nola…do you approve?

    No offense to JB, but Ross just doesn’t have any real upside in my eyes this season. The K% and BB% are mehh. Meanwhile, this past month Nola has posted an awful ERA north of 10, but oh yeah, he still posted a 3.85 xFIP. Eno seems to think he’s just been a little off mechanically this month. Hope so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Nola better

  62. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    Which side, villar for abreu? I have Diaz and bogaerts at ss with villar slotting into my util-(we have 4 util- spots)

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:
      He also has Blackmon instead of abreu

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:

      It’s sad that we’re talking about Abreu in those type of deals now.

      I’d rather take Blackmon tbh

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @muskysmell:
        I don’t like having players from my favorite team, gets frustrating like a double slap but at this discount I can’t complain I’d like to have the runs blackmon will get me but if abreu wakes up it’d be a steal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  63. John says:
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    Pitching Kennedy today??

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      @John:
      Stream o nator likes it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  64. Abe Froman says:
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    I’m adding Morales! I’m doing it for you Grey! Can’t do Uribe though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Abe!

  65. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    So Grey…about Desclafani….lol, I kid, I kid. Im actually more curious about a 3 other things:

    1) Do you think McGee will get the job back? Weiss was all non-committal on the closer situation going forward which made me wonder. But Estevez has blown a few lately, so i found it odd.

    2) Would you swap any of my arms out for J.Gray or Odorizzi

    3) Would you trade Shoemaker, Pomeranz and Choo for Lindor? Roster is below

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

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Choo
    UTIL SS Semien
    Bench Sano
    DL empty

    SP Salazar
    SP Shoemaker
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Nola
    P C.Rodon
    P Pomeranz
    Bench SP Paxton
    Bench SP Gausman
    Bench SP DeScalafani
    Bench SP Pineda
    DL RP McGee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… 1) Yeah 2) Gausman for Gray 3. Yup

  66. Don Majikowski says:
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    In a keep forever, just dealt Kershaw for Correa, Happy 4th of July to me??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  67. Mark says:
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    Trying to sell Duvall per your advice. What do you think of this?

    Duvall/Aaron Sanchez for Shoemaker and Papelbon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Mark says:
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        If I could talk him into Harvey or Shoemaker would you approve?

        • Mark says:
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          Over Shoemaker*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harvey

  68. Greg says:
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    Hello Grey. I need to pick two. Baez, Kang, Franco. I am leaning to Baez and Franco…..tx. ros.

    I dropped Danny Duffy too soon. Snapped up. Need some sp, cuz I give up on Matz: please rank. …Paxton, Junior, Taillon, Improving Mannea, Lamb,

    • Greg says:
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      Oh, and Leake. I have lots of kos, so leake is okay.

      Plus I’m wanting Moya…but I have Betts, Cargo, jup, Maybin. Up is sliding again. But he swipes a base here and there.

      Sigh. Roster space.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Franco…Pax

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: pax been ugly lately. ..you still believe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m trying to, yeah

  69. Jack says:
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    Trust Hellboy tonight vs. KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  70. The great Knoche says:
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    Kershaw, Tulo, Kemp or Polanco, CarGon, Lackey ROS

    OBP league who you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  71. Doctor says:
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    How many more starts you think before Matz calls it a season? I know its’ the big elbow-phant in the room nobody wants to talk about

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

  72. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Lonnie Chisenhall or Kendry Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  73. Los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league we keep 7 guys total

    I have been offered Braun for my next 2nd rd pick and lackey for next season 5th rd pick. Thoughts?

    Starters
    Weiters
    Belt
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Seager
    Marte
    Bradley
    Duvall
    Trumbo

    Freeman
    Profar
    Mazara
    Heyward
    Pence dl
    Jdmart dl

    Salazar
    Hammel
    Roark
    Taillon
    Odorrizzi

    Allen
    Kimbrel

    Kershaw dl
    Strauburg dl
    Pineda
    Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun if it helps you win, but I don’t really see the point on your team

      • Los locos says:
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        @Grey: figured since Duvall is in sell and my of are hurt and my two top pitchers I lose to the DL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should do better.

  74. LastPlace says:
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    Grandal or Herrman at C.

    NL Only. is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani, not especially

  75. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    With Rodney going to Miami…..you dumping him for one of the closers mentioned above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchter

  76. Slimbo says:
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    Danny espinoza or profar ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  77. Creepy Crespi says:
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    Ryan Goins pitching in a tie game for Toronto. Happy Canada Night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goins looks better than Chris Archer

  78. Wilson says:
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    Pity. Bench Bauer today.. He should start tomorrow.. (Sigh)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

      • Wilson says:
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        Bauer seems better than last year.
        Will he be ranked top 30 (even top 20) starter in beginning of next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, around there

  79. Dusty Briches says:
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    Choo @ Santana, Min
    Reed vs Gonzalez, Chi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @Grey: I’m starting Choo but you gotta like first home game mojo against a terrible pitcher for Reed, think he’ll homer and break it out tonight.

  80. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start 3 of the following. who do you like?

    taillon (11.7) – @ stl, vs chc
    duffy (5.4) – vs sea
    ray (9.1) – @ sf
    rodon (5.6) – vs nyy
    wacha (5.0) – @ mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Duffy, Rodon

  81. Jack says:
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    Do you think Harvey is a good buy low or is it going to be a bleh season to the end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do for the right price

  82. William Hung says:
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    We were all wrong on the Buchter call – It’s Maurer who gets first crack at the job, so he’s the pickup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane

  83. Pat says:
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    Myers or Polanco RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  84. Tank1 says:
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    Two quick questions:

    1. Drop Heyward or Schoop for Moya, Moss, M. Upton, Hanley, Choo or Judge? This is a keeper league and both guys are on my bench.

    2. Same league- Drop any of the following to grab Pineda: Duffy, Taillon or Velasquez?

    Thanks and enjoy the 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Duffy

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Interesting – Taillon over Duffy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In some instances

  85. Big league choo says:
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    Lester or cueto ros…6×6 qs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  86. Greg says:
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    Just curious. …do you keep a bench bat?

    Cuz i can’t get myself to drop Upton, but i want Moya. Or Judge. Who would you spec on? :)

    Who i really want is Bregman. :) But when or if he gets called up anyone’s guess.

    And with Colome going down, does this become a race to “who heals faster, Boxberger or Colome?”

    Rosenthal I shouldn’t have dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t keep a bench bat

  87. Reid a book doode says:
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    With Hill being activated mañana:

    1. Do I drop him or
    2. Drop one of Taillon, J Ross, Fulmer, or McCullers? Offensively I have Baez, Reed, and K Davis/Duvall on the bench so I could drop one of them. 11 tm keeper.
    3. If I do keep him, are you starting him?

    Thank you and have a happy 4th my fearless leader!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer, and start Hill

  88. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Tulo/3rd round pick for Lester. Or Trumbo/2nd for Lester. Which side? Or Keep Tulo and Trumbo? Have Villar at SS. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side send Tulo

  89. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Needed to upgrade at pitcher. Traded David Ortiz for Zack Greinke. Still have good power with Donaldson, Cruz, Stanton, jones, Duvall. Thoughts on the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  90. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    West coast games make me feel so old and tired. And the fact that I’m sitting at home right now adds to that. I used to be fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too! What happened to us, Dr?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Even crazier….I don’t really miss it either! That fact bothers me more, ha. I’d be out if I were still single. Blame women, or thank them. Probably thank them. No ladies want the yawning guy checking his multiple fantasy baseball teams. Shit, the one I somehow tricked doesn’t even want that, ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally! I don’t miss it at all and I’m kinda glad I don’t miss it

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I feel so adult. Except I just ate animal crackers as a snack. Fo reals.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just had a salad… Who’s more adult than me?!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I feel so adult. Except I just ate animals crackers for a snack. Fo reals.

  91. muskysmell says:
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    Well Hammel has utterly butt f***ed me today.
    Way to sh** the bed.

    UGH. Why couldn’t this gawdawful game be rained out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  92. Giorgio Tsoukalos says:
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    ROS – Morales or Carlos Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  93. John says:
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    My Villar for his Cain? I would drop Reynolds and pickup Seimen to play MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  94. William Hung says:
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    So Ramos gets the closer commitment and then promptly blows the save by serving up a game tying HR to Tyler Flowers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  95. Count de Monetball says:
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    Brandon Mauerer gets the first shot as the Padres closer per their manager Andy Green

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  96. 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: (Paxton, Pineda, Duffy, Matz, Urias/streamer)

    So after reading through the comments I think I have my SP ranked right? I’m also thinking about cutting Matz for Walker ROS but don’t want to regret dropping Matz? My hesitation is Walker’s foot and his next start @HOU and SON’s love for Matz’s next starts but I don’t think SON accounts for bone spurs… Actually next week I will hopefully have much easier matchup so should I not worry too much about dropping Matz now and probably just bench Walker if I pick him up?

    I’m streaming out Urias’ spot and as you know there’s usually lots of options in my shallow league but should Walker be owned over guys like Rodon or even Taillon? I mean he was on my team until his foot caused me to drop him… so should I hold Matz for now or drop him for Walker or maybe another guy like Rodon or Taillon? It’s been nice streaming these guys but I don’t want to sleep on a great ROS pitcher and watch another contending team scoop them up! Below are the some matchups of some of the guys in question…

    Matz vs. MIA (13.4), vs. WAS (13.9)
    Rodon vs. NYA (5.6)
    Taillon @STL (2.9), vs. CHN (8.8)
    Walker @HOU (-2.0)
    Duffy vs. SEA (5.4)
    Paxton @KC (-1.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  97. Los locos says:
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    Morales or heyward ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  98. Gaylords says:
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    Semien or Moya as a second utility…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  99. Los locos says:
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    Grey, one more thing if you can answer.. Hammel or odorrizzi ? Hammel got killed tonight just seeing if it was just bad luck or should I drop hammel over odorrizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  100. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Jose Fernandez makes Madison Bumgarner look like Dave Staub on a leaky kayak on Lake Ontario. I have no idea what that means. But Jose was just asked to pinch hit and won it in a walk off!

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: Dave STEIB!!!!! That old, rusty (Staub) bastig!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Amazing

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I suck with names! You know who doesn’t suck? Dave Stieb! Dude had two consecutive games where he lost a no-hitter to the last batter he faced. That’s TWO games IN A ROW where he was at 8-2/3 and gave up some lame blooper. He did it again the next year – 8-2/3 and then a hit. But STIEB would not be denied as he’d do it YET AGAIN that same year and finally get his no-no. I collected Steib cards back in the day. No one even knows the guy today. And I STILL can’t spell his name right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha haha I love that we’re talking about Dave Stieb

  101. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… i know i asked you yesterday but i forgot to mention someone else. I got Urias going on sunday but i have to either drop him or ian kennedy to bring Rich Hill back from DL. Do i keep urias for the extra pitcher for the week or keep Kennedy for the long hall??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  102. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Ugh…picked up Buchter last night. In a league with limited season moves,I have to pick up Mauer and drop Buchter still, right?

    Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you too

  103. GanGGreeN says:
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    Should I pick up ottiavano, also should I trade duval and pujols for trout if I can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout… Sure, pick up Ottavino

    • GanGGreeN says:
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      @GanGGreeN: that will not happen I was way too high on duval. Ottivano is gone. I would like to replace my question with what will kyle schwarbers role be next season, is he a catcher. Will he be as good as he looks. I have him for 5$ in a keeper and I may drop him to keep wil myers for 13$.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Schwarber’s role next season will be same as this season… Platoon in OF and catch some games

        • GanGGreeN says:
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          @Grey: does he posses better hitting skills then contreros or however his names spelt. Should I keep wil myers at 13$ , schwarbanator at 6$, or duval at 5$ next year.

  104. Luvdarooks says:
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    Luvdarooks says:
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    ROS
    Judge or renfroe ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, he did

  105. JohnnySquid says:
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    14 Team deep league. Picked up Judge b/c I agree with all the shizz you said about him and the Yankees putting 20% of their team in hospice. I can pick up one more OF if I like. Nimmo? Or Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  106. Adam says:
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    Sell Naquin, buy Abraham Almonte. He’s raking in AAA and he’ll be back tomorrow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  107. PumpkinPie says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you prefer out of these 4 OFs ROS?
    L. Martin, Naquin, Moya, Cisenhall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  108. ebudz says:
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    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)

    I’m up by 53 pts still and I’ve got Paxton and Duffy going today while my opponent is starting Wainwright vs. MIL so I’m looking ahead to tomorrow and I already picked up Urias vs. COL (21.6). I know my opponent will probably stream who I don’t pick up so how would you rank these starts for the most points out of the guys below? I was going to go with SON but just read about Ray and a blood blister? And I know McHugh is at home but part of me is also is leaning towards Gray first since he’ll be pitching opposite of Urias? Not sure if I’m going to play one or two more but want to know your preference just in case …

    Ray vs. SF (12.3)
    McHugh vs. CHA (9.0)
    J. Gray @LAN (7.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start any of of the three, you don’t need to

  109. Wilson says:
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    ottiavano or McGee will be closer if they are all back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  110. crock says:
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    Jup/S.Wright/Matz or Semien/King Felix/Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

  111. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. The Russell Martin experiment seems to have worn off. Replace him with Hundley, beoff or cj rupp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  112. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Syndergaard or Kenley Jansen? I need saves how worried should I be about Thor’s elbow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Syndergaard

  113. J-FOH says:
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    Yesterday I was going to make my Maurer argument. That he’s the righty and has been pitching well lately and before the season he was the add because Rodney will lose his job by April 20th or third save opp, whichever came first. And that long term he’s the guy since Bucher is the lefty specialist that the friars could get a nice return on from a competing club. Oh well. I have him in perts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, makes sense and I saw you had him before the announcement so nice call there…. I have him in a very deep NL-Only league, so I’m happy too

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Team Happy! Me having him was dumb luck. Needed a pen arm and saw he has been pitching well. Okay maybe in the back of my head I was thinking Rodney would be moved sooner than later. But I think about that with most MR adds.

        Btw I’m craving a reuben from the oinkster with some beef fat fries with garlic aioli

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oinkster is so ridunk…. I went there recently and was like why don’t I always come here?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: next time we do lunch we’ll go there, its a hell of a lot closer for me than Larchmont

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I go to the Oinkster by me on Highland

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I do the original in eagle rock

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Right now I’m at 626, it’s the best food fest in santa Anita race park

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: damn it I missed that shit again. I hear it’s packed full of Asian hotties

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s ridiculous, so amazing, food too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s the beginning of every summer month

  114. JOE says:
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    hey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 and was offered his strasburg and polanco for my bogaerts and glasnow. the position change wouldn’t change my current lineup. Also, if you answer yes to that trade should i then trade polanco for springer or just keep polanco. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it, and Springer

  115. Alex says:
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    Who would you drop for Judge? Merrifield, Naquin, Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  116. Nightmare says:
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    Hey mustache.

    Would u trade Villar, kemp, and Duvall for Harper, Semien, Jimmy Nelson……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    LGM!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  118. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) 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: (Paxton, Pineda, Duffy, Matz, Urias/streamer)

    Call me craazy but before I drop Matz for Walker, I want to try and package him with one of my other pitchers for an upgrade at SP? There’s a couple teams who wanted Matz all year and here are some pitchers on their rosters so who should I go after and who would you offer up? Price, Strasburg, Maeda, Cole, Archer, C-Mart… which of them should I target and which SP should I package with Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, Cole, Price, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

      • ebudz says:
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        Thanks I’ll see who else from my staff they might want with Matz in return for one of those guys… Are all my pitchers fair game to package in a deal with Matz if I can get one of Stras, Cole, or Price?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  119. L-Boogie says:
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    Chris Carter or AJ Reed ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. 14 team league and someone dropped Carter and his 20 HR and 49 RBI. I don’t get it.

  120. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Giolito really getting sent down to AAA? Makes me sad if that’s true

    I’m debating between these guys if Giolito is the drop: Jaime Garcia or Jameson Taillon

    Or is Giolito a hold and his demotion is just temporary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why Giolito wouldn’t get sent down, no room for him

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: so Jaime Garcia or Jameson Taillon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taillon

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Ross might be hurt, so Giolito might stay

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, Giolito will stay

  121. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I decided to let go of Stanton tonight. Ten team 6 x 6 redraft with OPS and Holds added.

    I get Ozuna, W. Ramos (other owner still as Contreras), and Oh for Stanton and Pax (dropped Hundley).

    It wasn’t an easy decision but the owner that has been pursuing him had some pieces that seemed to fit with my team needs. I have depth at RF, and this isn’t quite a 5 OF league. I wouldn’t generally look at a catcher in the deal but that position has been a black hole of sorrow for me. While I have more than your single Gomes HR from the position, I have a collective .203 average from this crew of talent:

    H AB R HR RBI SB
    Gomes 18 116 9 3 18 0
    Martin 14 51 8 2 10 1
    Hundley 10 46 4 1 3 0
    Salty 2 17 1 1 1 0
    Molina 3 7 1 0 1 0
    Hermann 2 4 0 0 0 0

    Post-trade roster:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Kinsler (acquired last week)
    3B – Franco
    SS – Nunez
    INF – Baez
    LF – Braun
    CF – Ozuna (had Gardner and Pagan as options pre-trade)
    RF – Springer
    OF – K. Davis
    Util – Ortiz
    Bench – D. Travis, J. Uptin, Gardner, Pagan

    SPs: Salazar, Matz, Duffy (Strasburg and Yu on DL)
    Closers: Jeffress, Cishek, Oh (?), Kintzler, Street (ha!)
    Holds: Diekman, Addison Reed, Strop, Nate Jones, Barraclough

    Also, am I more than safe to drop Street? I finally ditched him in another league recently but with Holds being a category, free agent closers are even harder to come by in this one. I definitely plan to drop someone to activate Strasburg for tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pagan

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I did drop Pagan to activate Strasburg. Still considering dropping Street, though. Should I just let him ride the pine for a bit or cut bait and possibly stream or whatever with the spot?

        Also, what do you think of the trade of Stanton here, Grey? Sometimes I feel that being willing to move a guy like Stanton can turn into big things. A lot will depend on Ozuna, Ramos and even Stanton himself, of course. I’m really hoping that I see a nice bump in batting average from this deal while doing so at what seemed to be my positions of weakness.

        I do like the value of Oh. Even if he loses the closer role back to Rosenthal, Siegrist, or whatever, he could still be a top guy in a Holds league.

        Thanks for your Friday posts and on-going check-ins. Have a great 4th, man.

        Hal

  122. William Hung says:
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    Another question: Any clarification on what Raisel’s role will be ROS? I heard somewhere that the Reds were thinking of putting him back in the rotation at some point this season – not sure if that is true or not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middle reliever

  123. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, Stanton, Polanco
    (1) UT: J. Upton

    (1) DL: J.D. Martinez

    Notable FA Bats (most points): Castellanos, V-Mart, Yelich, Semien, M. Upton, LeMahieu, H. Ramirez, K. Davis, Werth, Eaton, Melky, Franco, K. Morales, Tomas, etc.

    What’s going on with Justin Upton? Like 2 weeks ago he was giving me hope but since then I’ve watched guys like Lamb, Schoop, Pujols, Calhoun, and Valencia finally get picked up while I’m waiting for Upton to produce out of my UTIL spot…

    I’m still in first place by 1 game (4 other teams are neck and neck for 2nd) and lead overall points so should I keep holding onto Upton or at what point is it best to try and play hot bats at UTIL or just replace him ROS and for who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. Brett says:
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    Still holding onto Nola? 12 team league 3 bench spots daily roster moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  125. ebudz says:
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    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)

    I could have sworn Urias was starting today but apparently it’s Brandon McCarthy vs. COL (23.3) now!? It’s the last day of my H2H points matchup and I’m up 65 points and the plan was just to just start Urias today since my opponent was just starting Conley @ATL and J. Gray @LAN… but now he’s also got Strasburg vs CIN so should I now stream one or two of these guys today:

    McCarthy vs. COL (23.3)
    Ray vs. SF (12.2)
    Ventura @PHI (11.3)
    McHugh vs. CHA (8.9)

    Or is my lead enough to start no one and hope that Conley, Gray and Stras don’t kill me today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start no one

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again for answering all my questions in time! I’ve been stuck working all weekend so had to ask last night and this morning … took your advice and didn’t start anyone so now I’ll just be freaking out while my opponent’s pitchers chip away at my lead haha Stras already cut 20 pts off my lead … so Gray and Conley have me worried …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should be fine

  126. Nightpandas says:
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    Rajai stock back up ? Would you drop Eaton for him (15 teams limited moves)

    Enjoy the 4th…..

  127. John says:
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    Trying to upgrade my UTIL spot. 10 cat hitting H2H league. My team hits for average, scores runs, tops in SBs, ok at RBIs. Not great at HRs and punt K’s as my guys whiff at a high rate and do not walk ( Marte, Polanco, Khris).
    Pick two please: Semien, Reynolds, Crisp, Bregman, Suarez, Bour, Cron, Nimmo, Espinosa, AJ Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, Espinosa

  128. Rodger Dorn says:
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    In need of saves. Syndergaard and Odor for Altuve and Robertson. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  129. Derrick says:
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    Blackmon for Frazier. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  130. Kk says:
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    Zunino, Vogt, or j mcann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  131. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Woke up this morning with nothing to do so I look on the “game time” app and see 2 tickets to the met game for $60. Call my boy, long story short now at the game Watching the Mets destroy the cubs..I didn’t even have to use my A.K. I have to say it was a good day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! Lester look that bad?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah they were tattooing his fast ball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely looks like garbage on paper

  132. True and Correct says:
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    ROS: McCullers or Aaron Sanchez.
    Thanks Grey, and a Happy 4th of July to you and your family .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! McCullers

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: You are a shining light on the fantasy baseball scene, as well as in life. Enjoy and prefer you to most analysts, including most of those dudes on mlb network. Would much prefer you over that obnoxious and overrated Greg Amsinger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never heard of him, I only listen and read me

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: LOL

  133. Kk says:
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    Joe Ross to the dl, jb never wins lol! Ok he’s got Paxton going for me now and I only picked up Maurer instead of Buchter because he said he was going to be the next Padres ace :)

    Anyways streaming before the all star break,
    Manaea @twins, eflin vs braves, [email protected], lincecum @rays , Rodon vs Yankees

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… Only Rodon is half decent there

  134. CoachGonzo says:
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    12 team mixed keeper question. Trade option…. Goldy, arrenado, velazquez ……..xander, bradley, mazara, Carrasco, and valencia. …who ya got Grey or razzballers. Holla!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  135. Kk says:
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    Play it safe and start Danny Salazar vs tigers and sit guerra @nats

    12 team h2h daily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Bob says:
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    How do you rank ROS in a 5×5 H2h roto categories.

    Travis, Espinosa, gregarious, Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa, Travis

  137. J-FOH says:
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    Thanks again for dropping Ethpinotha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  138. Kk says:
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    Add McCarthy, Rodon, gray or stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  139. Josh-NYC says:
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    Just announced that estevez would remain Rockies closer , and ottavino could be taking over soon enough. I have McGee and esteveZ on my roster. Worth holding McGee for now or add ottavino in place? Or just hold estevez and forget ottavino and McGee – Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose McGee

  140. Robby says:
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    Current roster is
    C zunino
    1b belt
    2b Schoop
    3b Frazier
    If Corey Seager
    Ss Lindor
    Of trout, Khris Davis, marte, upton
    Util Franco,Villar
    Bench Baez, Bregman, judge.
    Dl jd Martinez

    Pitching is
    Guerra
    Rodon
    Duffy
    Salazar
    Tajuan
    Paxton
    Pom
    Rp Maurer, Gomez, Kelley, kinztler
    Holds and saves

    Seth smith, cron, Kepler, almonte, Moya ,Margot, turner,meadows

    Ottavino,estevez, Giles, diekman, Broxton, bush, cedeno, brach, Edwin Diaz, McCarthy, Chad green, gray

    Ok with adding some upside
    In 2nd place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

      • Robby says:
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        @Grey: any lineup changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bregman for Estevez, Moya over Baez, no idea what Upton you’re playing

      • Robby says:
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        @Grey: justin

        • Don says:
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          @Robby: are you sure I shouldn’t wait on Bregman until at least after all star break? Moya and Baez are the same especially if only play Baez vs lefties?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure, you can wait

  141. Johnc says:
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    Oh those Ross boys and their “slider shoulders”. Helps explain Joe’s sad starts lately perhaps. Rough couple innings to start each game.

    I am in a 12 teamer with an ok staff: Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Bauer, and Tomlin.

    Do I DL Ross or simply drop for McCullers? (Pearce in my DL spot now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DL Ross

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Tx

  142. Squints Palledorous says:
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    10tm 5×5 Roto 1 non DL/Injury move on Sunday night. Standings reset at ASB, so looking for 2nd half rankings of these groups

    Pineda, Darvish , McCullers, Taillon, Nola.

    Thanks a bunch grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, McCullers, Darvish

  143. Robby says:
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    Keep Rodon for start vs Yankees or drop for McCarthy start vs Padres on Friday have tajuan @houston Tuesday also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  144. Don says:
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    Team has tough matchups next week hellickson a must start vs braves vs Tehran taking one of my other starters starts for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. Don says:
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    Think Bregman will do just ass good as Baez and Moya over both?

  146. Derrick says:
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    Have a plethora of closers now and Im looking to move Jansen. Who are a couple decent targets I could offer up for him in the OF?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis?

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        I like it and thought of that, but the guy that has him would rather move Bruce. Bruce isn’t enough, is he?

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Just moved Jansen for Blackmon. You like it?

  147. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    Need to make room for a stash. In a 12-team QS league, who’s the drop?

    Paxton, J.Gray, DeSclfani, McCarthy

  148. Crock says:
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    We dropping Nola in a 14 team league for a streamer spot or hold and hope he rights the ship after the break?

  149. Hankg says:
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    Couple of lineup questions:

    1. Who do you prefer ROS: M. Upton or Heyward?

    2. Drop Ross to pick up Pineda? Could also drop Taillon, Duffy or Velasquez (note this is a keeper league).

    Thanks.

  150. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey.. do you like Brandon McCarthy as a good pickup in h2h points mixed leagues?? he pitched crazy good on his first start back.. Thanks buddy

  151. The Milkman says:
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    Dynasty OBP and TB added:

    My Buxton, Matz for Mazara, Porcello, Kemp

    I need pitching help and I’m going for it this year. However I like dumping Buxton and Matz, who are busting and will need surgery soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a new post for me

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