Yesterday, Francisco Liriano went 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks with zero walks.  Insert the madman cackle of Francisco Liriano’s owners who owned him up until last night when he had a 5.11 ERA.  He had 13 Ks without a walk!  This came from a guy who had a 5.7 BB/9 coming into the game.  That’s not bad.  No, no.  You think that’s bad?  You should swipe right on Tinder the next time you come across a thesaurus if bad’s all you got.  That’s effin’ egregious.  That’s the 1980’s Lower East Side before Donald Trump fixed the entire New York City as narrated by Jon Voight.  That’s the worst walk rate since Todd Van Poppel’s walk rate of 6.87 in 1994.   Since 1980, there’s only been walk rates of 5.7 or worse four other times.  In 36 years!  Jesus, 36 years?  I’m getting old.  This start came against the Brewers who have struck out more than any other team in the major leagues.  So, nice start, but I wouldn’t go near him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tyler Glasnow – Expected to start on Saturday.  Well, by anyone who can put two and two together.  Pirates have TBD listed as Saturday’s starter and Kuhl is listed as Saturday’s Triple-A starter.  Mean’s while, Clint Hurdle is picking fish out of the water tank at a Chinese restaurant.  Little does he know, he’s in the bathroom and that’s not a fish tank.  “Hey, this fish has corn in it.  Cool.”

Matt Joyce – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .277.  I won’t point out how you would’ve been better off owning Joyce and Adam Lind and platooning them instead of Jose Abreu.  That would be cruel.  Salt in the wounds.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .301.  Well, he’s sure cooled off.  Or has he?!  Damn, reversal question you had me there.  Or did I?!  Villar has a .315 average with 8 steals in July, which is better than June, so, no, he’s not cooling off.

Yasiel Puig – Left the game with a hamstring injury.  Unless he wants an elbow tendon transplanted into his thigh, I’m not sure if the team of doctors the Dodgers just hired can help.

Justin Turner – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers.  This Justin…Turner is hot!  Hmm, needs work.  Oh, I know, Turner is Justin the zone!  Kinda meh.  What about, Justin Turner’s Rebellion against pitchers!  Hmm, not sure it’s there yet.  What about, Justin Turner isn’t Ike, but he can still slap a pitch!   These are going to a strange place now.  How about, Justin Turner of a page in a book-burning party because he’s so hot!  That has a certain ring to it.  Makes me want to torch a classic.  So, obviously Turner is hot, been hot, should’ve been owned, why isn’t he owned?  That’s a question for you not to answer, but to think over when you judge yourself in the mirror.  Since June 1st, Turner has 12 homers and is hitting .293.  Yes, grab him if he’s available.

Julio Urias – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.69.  I wonder if Dave Roberts is wearing plain-old mittens or Freezy Freakies for the kid gloves he has on with Urias.

Ryan Zimmerman – Set for rehab games.  Uh-oh, Rudy’s top home run hitter should be back soon!

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 6 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA up to 2.83.  Seven baserunners and six earned?  Damn, he should sue after that bout of FIPlash.

Trea Turner – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 3rd steal, as he hit leadoff.  He’s now played in four straight games.  Trea Turner’s played with sheer perfection by Angela Bassett!  Okay, I used all my Turner gambits with Justin.  Trea Turner will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s also here now.  Weird!

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Cause we like talking sexy to each other.  Betts is on pace for 30/28.  As Rachel Ray would say, yummo!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Member when he was just a punchline about a guy who took a bunch of walks in his first game?  JBJ flipped the script.  In fact, he also smacked it up, flipped it and rubbed it down.   JBJ is the best BJ since BJ went to Melvin, which makes me think, has anyone named Melvin ever gotten a BJ?

Steven Wright – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  After the game, Steven Wright dryly questioned the crowd, “It felt good to be pitching at home, but who let all these people in?”

Dustin Pedroia – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .304.  Wonder if Pedroia is annoyed that Altuve has grabbed the Sparky Anklebiter chalice, which is just a thimble that looks big in their hands.

David Ortiz – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer.  You know what would be awesome — and something that managers don’t do enough — an opposing manager asking to inspect Ortiz’s bat for rubber balls in the barrel.  If I were a manager, I’d do that nonsense once a game.  Hit a home run, and you’re gonna have to take a urine test and have your bat confiscated.

Tim Beckham – 2,-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  I wrote off his 5-for-5 on Wednesday as a product of Coors, but now I’m beginning to think Beckham is just a hot schmotato.  Could be worth a quick trip to the waiver wire.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I have it on good authority that Dickerson breathed in real deep when he was in Coors on Wednesday, then didn’t exhale until Thursday when he swung the bat.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 5.49.  When you’re getting hit around by the Rays at home, you’re either injured or Dave Stewart is going to trade for you.

Jake Smolinski – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Is it me or does everyone have someone they went to high school with named Smolinski?  Meh, maybe it’s me.

Matt Holliday – Took a 95 MPH fastball off his face, but it’s being reported he walked away with only facial abrasion on his upper lip area.  Sounds like when Cougs gets too much of the mustache.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He didn’t even start the game, coming in as a pinch hitter.  So, when he hit the home run, I was like, “He came into the game?”  Grey didn’t know!  Grey didn’t know!

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Wainwright’s ERA on the year will be above or below 3.90?  I’m gonna go above.

Andrew Cashner – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  Something teams can’t see from Cashner’s near-Quality Start is he also likes long walks on the beach and giving back to the community.  He would be a valued asset to any other team.  This message was brought to you by Mr. Cashner’s agent, Scott Boras.

Yangervis Solarte – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer.  He’s one of the hottest schmotatoes, but I get the sense no one wants to own him, so I didn’t even bother putting him in today’s Buy column.  If you want a hot bat, I would own Solarte.

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal.  That’s to go along with his seven homers this month.  I didn’t know he had speed too.  Look at Schimpf scampi!

Jerad Eickhoff – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.98.  “Giancarlo’s out of the lineup, this is a great opportunity to start Eickhoff, yadda3, I’m gonna be on the new DraftKings commercial right after they file for bankruptcy for having too many commercials last year.  Yay!”  That’s your average DFS player.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  That’s nearly $1.1 million per homer.  Not bad value, Phillies!

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd this week.  Damn, he’s really done well since his sex tape scandal.  Next, he should blow up Taylor Swift’s spot.

Tom Koehler – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Solid start, obvi, but I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for his future starts.  That’s not Jumpman feat. Future.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-3, 2 runs and third time I’m mentioning this week.  Want more?  He’s in Coors for the next few days.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer.  I thought he was getting traded.  What happened with that?  Ken Rosenthal, Jon Heyman and Buster Olney just sit around a card table shuffling out trade rumors like they’re Cards Against Humanity, and once in a while they’re right.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the born-in-1927 Yankees.  Too bad ‘Loosey’ McGoosehead didn’t get into the game for the Yanks.  You know, McGoosehead.  He was the guy Babe Ruth accidentally handed to Fatty Arbuckle before handing him a Coke bottle.  So, Tillman has a 3.18 ERA, and should’ve likely been owned since April, but there’s still time if he’s available anywhere, which he shouldn’t be.

James Shields – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.99.  If you’re sitting there, or standing, I don’t discriminate, and are thinking, “Grey, you’re super handsome, but saying Shields has a 4.99 ERA on the season isn’t telling the whole story, is it?  Hasn’t he been better recently?  Five Quality Starts in a row?”  Yes, but you’re arguing to try and pick up a guy with a 4.99 ERA.  That’s the best you can do?  Competitive league, apparently.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4 and his 20th homer.  He’s the greatest Jewish slugger since Hank Greenberg!  Who you will find on page three of four of the Jewish Athlete pamphlet.

J.D. Martinez – Ready for batting practice, though he got in the cage, and someone forget to get a roll of quarters.  Ma!!!

Dexter Fowler – Will join the Cubs some time this weekend.  Such a detailed timetable.  Fowler is like that girl that says, “Yeah, we can get together at some point, let me get back to you.”  Fowler is such a chick.  Hey!

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Gr8 job, man! Better than a Tommy Gunn and Mi* Malkova matinee!!

    a. Too funny on ‘stache burn after a french kiss!

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 22 – 24)

    The Marrying Kind TV Announcer: Miami,Florida,a mecca for the tanned,toned and genetically blessed. And it is here in this playground just south of heaven we have gathered 12 young women all united with one common purpose: finding their one true soul mate. Ten weeks,ten rejections,and we’re down to the final two ladies vying for Neil Palmer’s heart: Grace Carlson, a 23-year-old preschool teacher from Coral Gables, Florida. Beautiful, a life force, a virgin.
    Grace Carlson: I came into this a little hesitant, to be quite honest, and with no expectations. To go from that to this makes me still believe that fairy tales don’t just happen in books.
    The Marrying Kind TV Announcer: Kaitlin Sawyer, a 25-year-old paralegal from Boulder, Colorado, beautiful, but tentative. Her heart like a locket; not easily opened. But she’s still looking for the one man with a key.
    Kaitlin Sawyer: I don’t know. I mean,all-all this stuff: the cameras and lights It’s just all so unnatural. I mean,who wants to fall in love with millions of people watching? But when I look into Neil’s eyes it’s like the whole world just kinda falls away.
    Neil Palmer the desperate Bachelor: This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. I care for both of these ladies deeply. And I’m in debt to the show. You guys have done what I haven’t been able to do my entire life. I’ve found my other half.
    The Marrying Kind TV Announcer: And so it comes down to this,the final moment. At stake,a marriage proposal and a million-dollar prize. Which one of these two luckiest of ladies will be ‘The Marrying Kind’? There he his.
    Camera Guy: Hey,Neil. – Are you ready?
    Neil Palmer the desperate Bachelor:- Yeah.
    Camera Guy: – Kaitlin
    Kaitlin Sawyer: – Yes.
    Neil Palmer the desperate Bachelor: Kaitlin, you’ve shown me sides of myself I never even knew existed. And for that,I’ll always be thankful. And I hope that you’ll be there for me until the day I die as a very good friend.
    The Marrying Kind TV Announcer: Kaitlin Sawyer,I’m afraid you’re not the marrying kind. Please pack your bags. Well,Neil,here it begins with Grace Carlson. The first day of the rest of your life.
    Neil Palmer the desperate Bachelor: Oh,my God! What,what Get,get some help! Grace
    Valera: – Afternoon,sir.
    Horatio: – Ma’am.
    Tripp: So Dispatch said that,uh,this was a high – profile case,but they weren’t kidding around.
    Valera: The media’s already here.
    Horatio: Looks can be deceiving,ma’am.
    Valera: Yeah. Wait a minute. No wonder this house looks familiar to me. That’s the victim? That’s Grace Carlson! This is that reality show, ‘The Marrying Kind’.
    Ryan: Ah,a fan.
    Horatio: I can tell by your suit that you’re the man in charge.
    Myles Martini: I’m Myles Martini. This is my show.
    Horatio: And this is my crime scene now.
    Myles Martini: We were just filming the season finale. My guy was just about to propose to Grace.
    Tripp: Yeah,and make her a million dollars richer.
    Myles Martini: I can’t believe this. How could this have happened to her?
    Horatio: It happened because reality (cue the queue of sunglasses) just became real.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  2. PaperSkyscraper says:
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    Drop McCullers for Glasnow? Or is this just a “grass is greener” situation?

  3. Greg says:
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    Hey Hey Grey, 1) Tim Anderson has cooled and then some. ..I’m leaning Trea Turner. …yay or nay? 2) Some guys write people off based on minors or babip, (see Piscotty) but my gut says Naquin is special. …and maybe like Biscotti he’s just hitting power stride late. ..you? Thoughts? 3) Need 2 of following. …Snell, Archer, Taillon, Cashner, DeLeon, Graveman, Davies….leaning Archer and Cash believe it or not. ..Heard Jon Miller announcing that all Cashners stats were up, velocity, accuracy, etc when he shut down the Giants (“simply dominating stuff. . .before the break when we saw him he was at 92 and missing all over”)…4) sue me for asking last a catcher ? but. ….I have Wieters. ..do you think sAndy Leon has “figured it out” as they say? Also avail Molina, Suzuki, Barnhardt, Hundley and Zunino….help. Thanks and as always good stuff.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Greg: Hey. Greg!

      Love your stuff, too.

      On Cashner, I know he’s pretty close to his mother and that she had had cancer which went into remission (I found out through the little I could read at the time through his twitter feed). Not sure her status now, but maybe it’s affected him mentally. Just my $0.02!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: 1) Sure, try it 2. Nope, watch him play, he can’t hit lefties, looks like a 15-20 HR guy 3. Archer, Taillon 4. I’d go Leon, but he hasn’t figured anything out, his BABIP is near .500

  4. Muskysmell says:
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    I’m hearin’ Bregman is finally being called up today to join the Angels series. Anyone else?

    • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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      @Muskysmell: I heard it wasn’t Bregman, it’s Preston Tucker

      • Hugman says:
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        @What Would Dykstra Do?: They’re probably giving Bregman some more reps at his new positions.

    • knucks says:
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      @Muskysmell: Breg’s tweeted it himself about 8 hrs ago

      “Back to Fresno…”

      Love that he has been allowed to acknowledge things in interviews/social media. He’s becoming easier to root for in my mind.

  5. Brian says:
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    NL Only League question —

    Would you drop Tyson Ross for Mauricio Cabrera?

    It would leave my SP as Lester, Deslcalfini, Strasburg, Gray, McCarthy, Liriano, Cole, Valesquez, and Homer Bailey. I have Jeanmar Gomez and Jeffress as my closers right now.

  6. JWray says:
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    Got Darvish on the DL still and need to make him active. I’m not sure who to drop to activate him. Didn’t try to activate him today since he was going against Duffy, who I also have. But afterwards.. The drop candidates are Martz, Wright, and Velasquez. I’m sort of leaning toward Martz. I know your not high on Wright, but the guy keeps winning and pitching pretty good and Velasquez has a 1.88 ERA for the past month compared to Martz’s 5.65 ERA. Just not too sure about Martz going forward.

    As always, thank for your advise and keep up the great write ups, they are awesome!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JWray: Wright would be the drop for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JWray: I’d lose Matz if redraft

  7. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Grey-

    Since Giancarlo semi turned things around, is Jose Abreu the biggest disappointment this side of the Formerly Dread Pirate? I am beginning to think he is washed up and probably not 29 but more like 35. The Grande Dolar made it into your top 100 for the back half on reputation alone, correct?

  8. Gweilo says:
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    Grey, I have an answer to a question you posed in yesterday’s posting. (Ryan Schimpf blurb)
    Parsley is a natural breath freshener. So if you put the parsley aside, then eat it after your garlic Schimpf, you won’t have to tell people twice to pick up Adonis Garcia.

    Just being helpful. No catcher questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gweilo: Recipe doesn’t say put it aside, it says chop it up and sprinkle on top, it’s nasty

      • Gweilo says:
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        Barbarians. Don’t get close to the chef if you’re talking to him.

        By the way, what do you think of Wellington Castillo?

        Just kidding. Picked him up in the 23rd round of a 12-team mixed league and haven’t worried about a catcher. Not spectacular, but I can focus on other issues. (and I’m in 1st place)

  9. Mike says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    I have three bench guys:

    Josh Harrison
    Danny Espinosa
    Steve Pearce

    Which would you drop for Trea Turner?

    Do you really believe that Dusty will keep playing him or is it all a mirage?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Harrison. I can’t believe all these add Turner questions. I’m jealous he’s so readily available!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d lose Espinosa, he’s reverted to garbage

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    Is Gurriel for Kyle Hendricks a fair trade, if Hendricks owner is in rebuild mode?

  11. Jeff says:
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    cuthbert, solarte, tommy joseph, naquin.

    and of these guys real long term or are they just hot right now? whod would you keep if you had to drop 2?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jeff: Joseph and Naquin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Agree with Cram

  12. Kwoox says:
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    Would you drop Michael Saunders for Trea Turner?

  13. Clint says:
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    Forgive me if I’ve missed it but I believe you haven’t mentioned much about the season Mini Donkey’s having in Coors at 1B so far? Wondering if you think he’s in crash & burn regression territory or if Coors can keep him afloat as it has so far.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Coors keeps everyone afloat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: He pinch hit homered yesterday

  14. Spyre says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great writeup as usual!
    Are you starting these guys today?
    h2h points league

    Jimmy Nelson home vs Cubs
    Dylan Bundy home vs Cleveland

    Thanks!!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Spyre: Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Agree with F

  15. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Wins and WHIP is the name of the game. Do you prefer Aaron Sanchez, Chris Tillman or Aaron Nola for ROS? Any concerns about Sanchez going to the bullpen to limit innings?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Hanklongball: Sanchez is the best candidate to get both wins and whip for you.. although he’ll be shut down at some point if you listen to rumors. Tillman for Ws, Nola for WHIP.

  16. TBone says:
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    Please rank ROS in 6 cat weekly H2H with OBP and SLG:
    Votto, Adrian, Freeman, Abreu, C.Sant, Napoli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TBone: Votto, Abreu, Santana

  17. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Part of me wants to roll the dice on Paxton against the Jays today. Another part of me wants to slap that part upside the head. That is all.

    • knucks says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: Idle Hands!!

      So with you here, its why I dropped him last week. You know he is gonna have a great start in a bad matchup… But so hard to willingly start him!

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @knucks: yesterday, someone here mentioned “the idea” of owning gattis being better than the reality. i feel like paxton’s the same way. his perceived ceiling is as high as his reality floor is low. Does that make sense?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Pax is Canadian so maybe he gets revved up a bit. Plus, as he’s from the West Coast he’ll also get to show his loathing for people from the East. Everyone in Canada outside of Toronto hates people from Toronto just because everything goes to Toronto, all foreigners choose Toronto over every other major city in Canada etc. So, the short answer is it could be a good start for him. I might also blow up because he’s a lefty pitching against a good hitting team.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          I’m gonna go with the latter like Altuve and say going against a good hitting team is gonna hurt

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Nice

  18. Tyler says:
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    solarte @ wasington or Adonis @ Colorado for the weekend? I need some RBI’s

  19. John says:
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    Which side you like? Holds and saves league. I am punting holds.

    1. I get Kemp and Casilla he gets Maybin, J Ross and Rodney. My wire pickup to back fill would be Hellickson or Leake.

    2. Kemp or Piscotty?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: 1. Kemp….2. Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with F

  20. eric says:
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    ROS: Grandal, d’Arnaud, Leon, Chirinos

  21. duda says:
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    Belt and darvish for Abreu and familia

    Who you got in a saves and holds league

    • duda says:
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      @duda: Abreu and Jansen*

      • duda says:
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        @duda: belt, darvish, Duffy or Abreu, Jansen, Roark

        12 team h2h

  22. ganggreenn says:
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    Should I start bundy tonite or wait and see if he does terrible and drop him

    • knucks says:
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      @ganggreenn: The matchup is away vs. CLE (Bauer)

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Misspoke its in Balty-more, my b guys

    • Cram It says:
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      @ganggreenn: I wouldn’t. Bad matchup and he’s still stretching out. Barely got through 3 innings last time before he ran out of gas.

    • ganggreenn says:
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      @ganggreenn: cleveland has been on fire so I kinda want to sit him. I also know he could strike out alot of people. With little walks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sit

  23. duda says:
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    Belt, darvish, Maurer for Chris Davis and familia

  24. Hugman says:
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    You know who Villar’s numbers are pretty much identical to this year? Rhymes with darling fart, eh?

    • knucks says:
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      @Hugman: Wow, that’s a great point man

  25. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Jurickson or Abreu? Goddammit! Sucks that I even haz to axe.

  26. Uncdrew says:
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    Was at the Cards game with great seats. Saw Matt HolyFace take that fastball off his face. Holy $&@#!

    We could t believe what we saw. Then Matt HolyFace just trotted to first base. It looked like he wanted to stay in the game. If nothing else, dude deserves a nickname. Can’t think of one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Uncdrew: Hopefully it’s not Hollidaze

  27. Leon says:
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    Rebuilding team in a keeper league:

    Pujols for D. Swanson/Add. Russell

    Hold Pujols or is that enough or push for more?

    • knucks says:
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      @Leon: If this league is deep enough that Russel/Swanson are both keepers for you, I’d do this in a second. Move the 36 year old while you can, especially if your not competing in 2016. And that’s coming from an Albert fan. The counting stats are great for a competing team right now, but that AVG isn’t coming back. Go ahead and try to get more, but I’d be satisfied with this pull if you can’t. Best of luck in 2017 Leon!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Leon: Take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leon: Agree with others

  28. Matty says:
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    Paxton or Eduardo Rodriguez ROS? Long term?
    Thanks. Have a great weekend all.

    • knucks says:
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      @Matty: Yikes! While both are pretty much a loose cannon at the moment… I prefer Pax’s upside. By long term, you mean which one would you keep for next year/beyond? Still Pax if so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Pax, both, you too!

  29. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Mr. Grey,
    Drop Abreu for Turner?….ooh sweet random starts from a rookie in Baker’s tyranny rather than constant Dolor!
    Thanks!

  30. Pax of cigs have burned me less says:
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    In H2H categories, need Ks and wins without killing my ratios this week. Is Paxton a horrible play in Toronto? Also how do you feel about Gausman tomorrow in Cleveland?

    Thanks!

  31. Marc G. says:
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    Sitting comfortably in 1st place in my league, despite drafting DeShields – imagine that !
    Now I need to drop one of Matz, Bauer or Darvish (I know: 1st place problems). I’ve waited long enough for Darvish and the K’s he provides so I’m tempted to look more at the other two.
    Thoughts?

    • knucks says:
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      @Marc G.: Yea with the DeShizz thing, one bad tip vs. numerous $$$ recommendations = 1st place (or close) for most of us. Plus, where you drafted him, he was an upside play and an easy drop when the time came. Hopefully you had your ear to the ground and grabbed Villar when Grey had him as a Buy before all other ‘perts.

      Anyways, as a Mets homer, its tough for me to say this… but I think Matz is the drop. But why? This isn’t to add DeShizz back to the team, right?? Best of luck Marc!

      • Marc G. says:
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        @knucks:

        Or course I got Villar ;)
        And I drafted Welington Castillo only to waive him for Willson Contreras. It’s crazy how Razz my team is ! Anyway…

        I kept Darvish on the DL for his first start, just to let him shake off the rust. Now he’s pitching again today and in order to activate him, something’s got to give.
        I guess it’s Matz o menos…

        • knucks says:
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          @Marc G.: Haha awesome, made the same exact two moves! Yea if your team aint Razzy, it aint snazzy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marc G.: Matz was dropped in my league

  32. The Great Knoche says:
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    10 Team OBP Keeper. I am competing for top spot. $ Values for next year listed

    I give:
    Rizzo (26)
    Myers (10)
    Pollock (16)
    Hendricks (10)

    I get:
    Harper (26)
    Miggy (44)
    Piscotty (14)
    Darvish (15)

    I need to pull the trigger here right? Everyone I am getting but Miggy I can still keep in 2017. Hate giving up Myers if he really has figured it out, but that lineup is going to be nothing once Kemp gets moved.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Tough one. You can’t keep Miggy. Darvish worries me, with staying healthy turning 30 this year. This is really Rizzo/Myers for Harper/Piscotty to me. I’m on team Rizzo and don’t think Harper is the greatest player on the planet. That said, you’d be getting more upside. I don’t know, I would hold by the hair on my chinny chin chin.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. joe says:
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    I really want Glasnow but i don’t know who to drop, need W/R/AVG

    C: rupp
    1B: encarnacion
    2B: solarte (hot!)
    3b: frazier
    SS: Villar
    OF: Khris Davis, Giancarlo, Mookie
    UTIL: Baez, Justin Turner
    BN: C. Seager, Franco, Grichuck

    SP: Price, Salazar, Fulmer, Shoemaker, Talion, Kyle Hendricks
    RP: Ramos, Madson, Colome, Estevez

    I was thinking Grichuck but K. Davis is slumping a bit so I’m rotating him in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Grichuk, don’t carry 3 bench bats

  34. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I didn’t get M Upton Jr off the waiver wire.. Guy who got him wants Duvall for him (keeper league). Duvall’s ceiling seems so high over the next 3 years, but Upton Jr’s floor seems higher (and you have him ranked higher in your 2nd half 2016 projections).
    Should I trade Duvall for M Upton?

    Thanks!

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Chris says:
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    Which side wins this trade in H2H points league:

    Matz or Keuchel

  36. Reid a book doode says:
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    Khrush Davis or Naquin for the foreseeable future?

  37. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a super shallow 6 team league… I know. Just wondering if it’s time to bail on Duval? People available are: Piscotty, Ozuna, Beltran, Yellich, Naquin.

    Thanks!

  38. peacecoast says:
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    deshizz ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: He’s a bench player for his team

  39. Clive says:
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    1) Start McCarthy tonight in StL?

    2) Can I drop J Upton yet for Naquin? Please?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: 1. Yes 2. Nah

  40. Piranhaman says:
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    Great works Grey.
    I’m in 12 teamer roto with saves+holds category.
    My team is 4th best in that category, and David Robertson has been my headache all year.
    Should I drop him and grab someone who can provide me some holds? :(

  41. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Bauer or Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Bauer, but I like Glasnow

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: so my rotation is currently – Shoemaker, Cole, Roark, Duffy, Hendricks, Salazar, and Bauer

        RPs – Allen, Colome, Kintzler, Mauerer, Johnson

        I am actually benching Bauer @ Bal and rolling with Shoe @ Hou, Cole @ Phi, Roark v. SD, and Duffy v. TX

        If Bauer sucks tonight, I believe that’d be 3 straight meh outings and I should pick up Glasnow…

        Another Q: Should I drop Franco for Trea Turner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, lose Bauer if bad tonight… Hold Franco

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            I would lose Johnson

  42. Brian says:
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    12 team H2H (6X5)

    Received an interesting trade.

    I give Pujols and receive Longoria?
    My team is
    Grandal, Rizzo, Odor, Franco, Seagar, Marte, Jup, K Davis, Naquin, Semien, Mazara, Fowler on DL.

    Pull the trigger or hold??

    Thanks
    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

    • knucks says:
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      @Brian: On my team that I care the most about… I have the exact same C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS combo as you, imagine that!

      Sounds like Grandal got the flu from Seager btw, which sucks

  43. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u stream Straily at home vs Zona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  44. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Would you deal Travis Shaw for Iwakuma or Hellickson? My Shaw replacement would be either Jedd Gyorko or Wilmer Flores. 16 team league.

    My current starting pitcher group is Scherzer, GCole, KHendricks, Tomlin, Santiago, Stroman, JRoss, and CRodon.

    I am tempted by Iwakuma most but I notice his next four starts are going to be against TOR, ChC, BOS, and DET. Plus, maybe with my list of starting pitchers I already have, I might not even need someone like Iwakuma.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  45. job3rd says:
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    Thanks Grizzle. That reminds me, I really need to chew my corn thoroughly before swallowing!

    Please pick 2 to start AND 2 to avoid (unless you would start/avoid them all):

    Duffy v Tex
    Duffy v LAA
    Shoemaker @ Hou
    Shoemaker @ KC
    Pineda @ Hou
    Darvish @ KC

    SON is pretty meh on most of these. Thanks Fantasy Master Lothario!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grizzle, grizzle! I’d only avoid Pineda

  46. Steve says:
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    Vogelbach is 250 on a 6′ frame, he’s a big boy! Worth a stash to see what he can do as DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he called up?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: nah but rumor is he’ll be up in short order, he’s got better hitting peripherals than Judge…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unless Lind gets traded or hurt, I don’t see Vogelbach playing every day

  47. John says:
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    Starting Bauer at Balt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  48. Eg says:
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    Sandy Leon or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

  49. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    An SP question – Taillon, De Leon or Skaggs as a back end SP in a 12 Team H2H Keeper League. I own Taillon, but the others are on the wire.

    Thanks much and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon assuming he’s fine…Thanks, you too!

  50. Carmichael Show says:
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    Rizzo, Duvall, Velasquez OR Goldschmidt, Marte, Syndergaard … this year NL-only

    Do Thor’s bone chips scare you more then VV’s pending shut-down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  51. jojo says:
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    Matz and Smyly dropped.
    Are they worth a pickup in a 10 team roto league?

    I have the following on my team:
    Carasco, Salazar, Darvish, Fulmer, Hamels, Archer, Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are not

  52. duda says:
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    What trade could I put together to get Jansen

    His players worth trading for
    Arrieta, Cole, Jansen, Jose Abreu

    Players I can offer
    Belt, Bregman, price, carrasco, Salazar, darvish, Danny Duffy, Maurer

    • duda says:
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      @duda: he also has Britton so I’m sure he’ll part with one if he gets a reliver back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt for Jansen? Darvish for Jansen?

      • duda says:
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        @Grey: if your going belt for Jansen would you feel comfortable replacing him with Joseph, Reynolds, m. Gonzalez, holt, Norris, freese, bour, Adams, Vargas ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Freese, these are streamers

          • duda says:
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            @Grey: so would you get Jansen in a saves and holds league if you had to turn to these streamers? Or hold

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Worth holding

  53. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hiya Grey!

    What would you think of my Lamb and Schoop for Quintana and Hendricks? 10-team std H2H. I’m in first, have two extra bats and not enough SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  54. AJ says:
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    Dynasty. I dont care about this yr.
    was offered bregman for trea turner, dahl and afew other so-so pieces.

    Not sure if i’d rather give up yelich to be honest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bregman

  55. DancinHomer says:
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    Trying to make a deal to acquire Archer, but need to package another SP back. Which of the following would you offer up to the Archer owner (i.e. who would I miss least for the ROS):

    Matz
    Shoemaker
    Nola

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, all of them… Matz, Nola, that order

  56. purple drank says:
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    Encarnacion for Trumbo? You had EE lower on your top 100…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples for apples

  57. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Grey – I’m pretty tired of the waste of space that is Miguel Sano. He was a keeper but he’s just been rotting away on my bench.

    Drop Sano for Dee Gordon even though I already have Villar, Seager, Diaz, Baez @ MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  58. Beau Hammel says:
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    Got an offer of a 1st rd pick in next year’s draft (akin to 6th round after we keep 5) for my McCutchen. My keepers would be Trout, Cano, Odor, Gerrit Cole, and one of Chris Davis, Longoria, Steven Matz, or Hendricks. Other team is not doing well so it would likely be a top 3-4 pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  59. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    I didn’t watch this start, but the Brewers are 5th in the league in walks too. They’re trying a whole team-wide patience thing. So I’m not writing off your former boyfriend as much. Kust cayin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So basically ball or strike they’re just not swinging

  60. 740 says:
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    Grey, thanks for the write up bruh.

    10team h2h 6x5cats.

    saddens me i have to ask this question.smh…. please pick one. Sonny, Tailon, Glasnow, Snell?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  61. Garbage Day says:
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    hey Grey could you rank these?

    ToJo, Solarte, Pearce

    I think I asked something similar earlier this week but I can’t get sold on ToJo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce, Solarte

  62. JP says:
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    Would you deal Herrera/Altuve/Mccutchen for W. Myers/Marte/H. Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. duda says:
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    Price, Salazar, carrasco, darvish, Nola, hellickson, Duffy, Glasnow

    Edwin Diaz, kinztler, Maurer, Mauricio, estevez saves/holds

    Hurting or helping my team by trading darvish for Jansen?
    H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  64. J-FOH says:
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    Justin Turner Overdrive?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS

  66. Q says:
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    Don’t usually post my whole team asking for general nonspecific advice but this team is mired in 7th place out of 12 & I’m hoping someone can suggest who I can move and for what position (don’t need specific names). It’s 6×6, w OBP & SLG instead of AVG, QS instead of wins, SV+HLD & K/BB.

    Grandal
    Au Shizz
    Baez
    Arenado
    Bogaerts
    Hosmer CI
    Villar MI
    JUpton
    C Gomez
    Heyward
    Grichuk
    Rajai
    T Anderson UT
    DL Cain Sugar

    Strasburg
    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Duffy
    McCarthy
    Matz
    Bauer
    C Allen
    Jefriss
    KRod
    Maurer.

    Have tried desperately to get even .50 on the $ for Heyward or J Upton, no dice. Anyone see anyone I should try to move to fill a need? I can use the top 100 to figure value

    Thanks

  67. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I have these SP’s throwing tonight.

    Fulmer @ the Cell
    Darvish @ KC
    Tankaka @ home v SF
    Wacha @ home v Los Doyers
    Bauer @ Bal
    Teheran in Coors

    Start the first three?

  68. Jason says:
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    Hi grey

    Quick question – im in a 12 team H2H league with 32-man rosters, with the following categories:

    Hitting – H R HR RBI SB BB K TB AVG OPS
    Pitching – IP K/9 K/BB ERA WHIP QS W HRA

    I have an offer where I trade AGon for Shark. Which player would you want given the above stats?

    At 1B I have – EE/HanRam/Ortiz/VMart/AGon
    At SP I have – Arrieta/Cueto/Hamels/Lester/Lackey/Hendricks/Hill/Verlander

    Shark or AGon?

  69. Grey

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

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