Maikellebrew strikes again!  And again!  Two homers last night for Maikel Franco (4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs, hitting .312), his 8th and 9th homers of the season in only his 36th game played.  That prorates to, like, 189 homers in a season.  (Don’t do the math.)   Perhaps I’m drenched in jade, the mother jewel of sarcasm.  Perhaps my cup runneth over with Blasé like a bored rapper.  Perhaps I’m all cosmopolitan and citified and other words Charlie Manuel would call me, but why do I get the feeling Maikel is going to have a great rookie year than disappoint for the next three years?  Has Bruce, Heyward, Machado and so many others taken away my innocence?  Is that a Black Flag bumper sticker on a Cadillac?  Don’t look back, I can never look back.  I sure hope I’m wrong, but with each homer by Maikel, his hype grows and he moves further away from my clutches.  But, if we are to entertain the insane for a moment, he’s only 22 years old.  What does his future hold?  Does only the papier-mâché head of Michael Jack Schmidt that sits on Prospect Mike desk hold the answers?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chase Utley – 0-for-4, hitting .179.  Phillies President Pat Gillick said he hasn’t given Ryne Sandberg any orders about how much or little Utley should play.  Then GM Ruin Tomorrow Jr. said, “What he said,” and returned to watching his desk toy, a bobbing head, drinking bird.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th steal.  Ruin Tomorrow Jr. actually traded Revere before yesterday’s game, unfortunately, he forget which team he GM’d and traded Revere to the Phils.

Ivan Nova – Will make his debut against the Phils on Wednesday.  Even though this is of no concern to Buck Showalter, he said, “I would’ve had him debut in Coors.”

Mark Teixeira – Likely out until Wednesday with a stiff neck.  I thought a stiff neck came with being a Zombino.  He’s not exactly a Nimblino.

Michael Pineda – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.25.  Pineda, when you explode, you could have the decency to rain candy down on your fantasy owners.  If there’s anyone out there selling Pineda after this game or dropping him, I’d be a buyer.  His peripherals still look tremendous, he’s just having hideous luck.

Brian McCann – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Maybe McCann is priming for another run at the White House.  Or is that McCain I’m thinking of?  There’s always like 27 Republican candidates so it gets confusing.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .290.  Yeah, drafting Gardner eight rounds after Ellsbury was the move.  Oh well, maybe next year you’ll remember.

Andrew Miller – Will play catch on Wednesday.  I hope he reserves a nice section of the park for that.

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Hot schmotato alert!

Lance Lynn – Cleared to return from the DL on Thursday.  I imagine Ralph Fiennes checking arm injuries and when a guy is cleared, he says, “I pardon you.”

Tsuyoshi Wada – Left yesterday’s start with a shoulder cramp.  Lowercase yay for weekly leagues!

Jason Motte – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save, raising his ERA to 3.42 as Hector Rondon pitched the perfect 8th, lowering his ERA to 2.45.  I hate Joe Maddon.  Like an orange driving a car, there’s no rhyme or reason.  Maddon’s got more zigzags than a goldfish in a bowl filled with Red Bull as you tap on the glass (take my word for it).  I’d own Rondon, Motte, Soriano and Strop, in that order, but it could be any of them at any moment.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  Yawn.  How about Maikel?!

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-2, 1 run and left with an ankle sprain.  Maybe this will finally be the kick in the tukis I need to drop him.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  On our Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Michael Wacha.  Cust kayin’.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer.  Don’t want to get too crazy here, but he also has 30-steal speed too, that he still hasn’t unleashed.  I’m crazy about him.  I just can’t.

Jake Odorizzi – About two weeks away from returning.  Long time to wait for brunch, but not that long to wait for a starting pitcher.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3 and a slam (8) and a double helping of legs (7, 8), hitting .293.  This is funny (not funny).  Forsythe is performing well so quietly that I was considering benching him in one weekly league for Alcides, then I checked Logan’s recent game log.  He’s hitting over .500 (!) in the last week.

Steven Souza – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 9th steal.  Why does Souza make feel randy like Austin Powers?

Joey Butler – 3-for-5, hitting .338.  Apparently, I dropped Butler a tad too soon.  The hot schmotato is strong with this one.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 8th steal, and his 3rd steal in the last week.  Kiermaier has a way with H-O-T S-C-H-M-O-T-A-T-O.

Drew Hutchison – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.33 with this game coming against the Rays.  Quite simply, there was so much offense yesterday (y’all a bunch of short schedule Colby Rasmusses!) that if you started Hutchison, you were lucky to get away with only three earned. On a bigger note, I don’t see the point of starting him anywhere.  He hasn’t been, how do I say this, good.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  I’m at peace with the fact that I traded Bautista for Strasburg.  Strasburg will return this week and throw a 22-inning perfect game, and the trade won’t look so bad.  See, total peace.

Chris Colabello – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .347.  Is he gonna have one of those seasons where no one believes him the whole year and then almost wins a batting title?  I’m thinking of Chris Johnson as a recent example.

Dioner Navarro – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st dong.  I liked Navarro better when I Googled his name + dong and I found a Carmen Electra sex tape.

Jose Reyes – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  There must be a clause in his contract that says he had to hit a home run on June 22nd for an extra million.

Roberto Osuna – 2 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks and the save.  “I trust one guy for the 8th inning and one guy for the 9th inning.”  “So, use them.”  “They’re the same guy!”  That’s John Gibbons talking to the front office.  I’d own Osuna first and Steve Delabar second for Toronto saves, but I have five over-the-internet dollars that says the Blue Jays trade for Clippard or K-Rod (do people still call him this?).  If room is tight on your team, Brett Cecil is droppable.  Actually, he was droppable in March, but let’s not quibble.

Alex Avila – Nearing a rehab assignment.  Now you’re more informed about Avila than the most enthusiastic of Tigers fans.

Nick Castellanos – Missed his third straight game.  No one’s in any rush to get him to come back, since he’s hit this year like Castellanus.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I’d love for this sumsabeach to get hot.  Who’s with me?!  Okay, I can’t hear you shout, but now that cute girl in accounting thinks you’re crazy.  Kidding, she ain’t that cute; your taste is wonky, brah.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .325.  It’s everyone’s favorite game that’s not really anyone’s favorite game!  Where does so-and-so rank in the league leaders?!  Maybe if it had a better name people would like it.  Any the hoo!  Guess where Iglesias ranks in the AL for batting average.  Esophagus?  That’s your guess?  That’s not even a number.  Iglesias ranks fifth in the AL.  Church!

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .267.  Since it’s a slow news day, let’s take a moment to all think about this, Kinsler has one homer on the year.  One!  Hank Greenberg just rolled over in his unadorned box.

Trevor Bauer – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.86.  The Regression Fairies are some petty beeyotches.

Roberto Perez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .210.  Scary, he’s almost been better than Carlos Santana (1-for-4, hitting .212), but at least Roberto has catcher eligibility.  I don’t think Rob Thomas would even do a duet with this Carlos Santana.  You’d get Matchbox 86’d.

Nelson Cruz – Day-to-day with hamstring tightness.  Reports are swirling that the Mariners could trade Taijuan Walker for Erik Bedard’s hamstring.

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .279.  Someone check Alcides’s legs for yips, I really think there might be something wrong due to his lack of steals.  Is Mackey Sasser’s doctor available?

Joe Blanton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.73.  So Chris Young passed his teammate, Blanton, the conch shell of WTF.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .244.  The team that drafted Kinsler and Cano early is sitting pretty in 10th place!

Felix Hernandez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 3.24.  Up until now, I just assumed Felix was having some blips on the radar.  This was the straw that sent me scurrying to see if his peripherals were okay.  His fastball velocity is down almost a full mile per hour and he’s not throwing his slider at all.  I don’t want to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but there’s some red flags here.

Addison Reed – Was optioned to Triple-A Reno, where he’ll be the Littlest Big City Closer.

Freddie Freeman – Could need a DL stint, but the MRI results haven’t been revealed yet.  Are they waiting for Carson Daly to reveal the results on national TV?

Kennys Vargas – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Whoa, no foolsies, that might be the greatest batty call of my life.  And I used to batty call like it was my job in college!  That batty call was so damn sexy, I’m not dropping him.  I can’t, not after he fulfilled every earthly desire.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-5, 3 runs as he was moved to the leadoff spot.  I tell ya what, Cousin Sweatpants, I would’ve made some cash-money on DFS yesterday, if I did that sorta thing, because I was all about stacking against John Danks (5 1/3 IP, 5 ER).  Sorry, Gavin Floyd!

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (6).  I’d be shocked — shocked, I tell ya! — if Dozier doesn’t finish as a top 3 2nd baseman.

Joe Mauer – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .256.  Peter Berg should do a documentary about pre and post-concussion Joe Mauer.

Tommy Milone – 6 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  Not the prettiest of starts, but as mentioned in the Hutchison blurb, any decent start yesterday was a victory.  For Milone, I’d consult the Stream-o-Nator.

Jered Weaver – MRI on his hip showed no structural damage.  He just needs to cut his mullet and his ‘hip’ should be fine.

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.68 vs. Bret Oberholtzer 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  This matchup featured two pitchers that every fantasy owner looks to pick up, but no one does.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homers.  Okay, I’m gonna go on a limb and say he’s going to get more than 27 homers this year.  Yeah, fairly sturdy limb.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he returned to the lineup and hit in the three hole.  Some site reported Altuve would hit in the eight hole so not to disturb the George Springer and Carlos Correa top of the order.  I guess that site forgot that the Astros don’t exactly have a set 3 thru 6 hitter either.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer in five days.  Ugh, I want to pick him up so bad (25 HRs, 12 SBs in Double-A in 2013; he’s only 22 years old), but he just doesn’t have a place to play yet.

Johnny Cueto – Was pushed back from Tuesday to Friday.  The Reds said it’s just to give him extra rest.  Bryan Price added, “And if there was a reason, why would I tell you, you bug-eyed motherf**kers with your motherf**king typewriters typing up your bull**** motherf**king bull-motherf**king-s**t?  You must be jerking my big f**king rosin bag, you c**ksucking mother–”  Okay, we get the picture.

Aroldis Chapman – Out on paternity leave, and the Reds will play matchups for a day or two.  Wasn’t it about nine months ago that a woman claimed to be tied up to Aroldis’s bed and held against her will?  If Aroldis’s baby looks like Jose Tabata, I’d ask for a paternity test.

  1. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Holt or Paredes

  2. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Osuna or Motte

  3. Don says:
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    VMart//Pollock/Salazar for Marte/Strasburg

    10-team standard roto

    which side are you on?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Don: Marte & Stras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Hmm… Tough call, I could see it going either way, likely lean Marte

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantasy Master Lothario!!!

    a. Once again like so many times in the past, you prove your ‘otherworldliness’. Kudos to your Kennys batty call. The price was right, twice (for both Kennys) on Monday! You are an inspiration to the (Razzball) nation.

    b. So much for Oaktown Steve (I mean Ghost town Steve)’s prediction that the starterpocalypse (for tier 1 front liners) will end and a new starterpocalypse will begin for the barf tier of Joe Blanton types etc. Although, Danks did get his a** kicked so maybe he’s right. Mercifully only had one of the four 100%-owned starters involved in yesterday’s starterpocalypse start for me yesterday. In my weekly leagues, if I’m losing after day one I comfort myself by saying there are 6 days left.

    c. ‘Member when Fartolo was the first MLB pitcher in ’15 to 6 wins? May 10, a distant memory now.

    d. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Seventeen hours after being gunned down in Columbia (South America), a deceased man attended a soccer game. Ooooh WOW!! That’s good coke!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      A. I 2nd that, nice batty call.

      B. I 2nd that, there are 6 days left.

      there is no C

      D. is always f**king hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. I know, right? B. Cest la C. Ha, true D. Ha!

  5. JB says:
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    I agree that Cecil is droppable at this point. Would you drop Cecil for Scribner, Motte, Jeffress, D. Hudson or Burgos if you’re speculating future saves? Thanks!

    • Mike says:
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      @JB:

      I picked up Osuna, then I picked up Hoover while Chapman is out. There’s not much out there. NYM are a hot mess, I can’t figure that one out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Motte

  6. Malicious Phenom says:
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    F**k Grey, That motherf**king Cueto blurp was so motherf**king funny, I’m still ROTFLMMFA off!

    F**k that was hilarious!

  7. Billo says:
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    I enjoy your work Grey, cheers.

    Scherzer or Jo-Fer dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billo: Thanks! Scherzer

  8. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    NL only. had to drop schwarbs. hits replaces AVG, no ratios.
    hundley
    rizzo
    rendon
    franco
    flores
    CI duda
    MI rollins
    OF (4 slots) paulsen/bruce/marte/k.johnson
    Util (2) pedro from PIT/owings
    BN realmuto
    DL myers/c.crawford
    options (i probably should grab some type of OF since now only have 4 and paulsen gets a lot of time off)
    gomes (johnson’s platoonmate, so easiest sure path to at bats)/bourjos/hart/van slyke/kike/t.moore
    or one of these non-OF schlubs: utley (wow)/cesar h./pena/barmes/h.perez/spagenberg

    With these awful options it might just be better to stream any time anybody has an off day, with most of them being gomes when ATL plays lefty, but also an OF when w.rosario plays.

  9. thomas says:
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    Lindor was dropped, I am a Desmond owner, I want to, but I know I shouldn’t…

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @thomas: who is your worst player? If you are not using him, drop that guy for Lindor and play match-ups with your SS position..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thomas: It’s almost July, gotta cut bait at some point

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @thomas: just hope he doesn’t pull a heyward on you. those of us that dropped him last monday aren’t happy now. i did drop desmond in a pts league over a month ago, but that’s because there were better options.

  10. Spidercrabs says:
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    BBuxton moving forward……the next BJ Upton?…..ot Carlos Gomez?… or other. Thanks Grey

  11. Malicious Phenom says:
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    The daily and WEEKEND (thanks Jay, Mike) write-ups, are what fires me up and gets me going 7 days a week! Insight and humor is a helluva a combo..

    There is nothing but quality on this site..Thanks to JFoh, Sky, Ralph, JB, Mal and so on, didn’t mean to leave anybody out, cause you ALL rock!

    The writing and all the info on this bests of sites, is 2nd to NONE.

    I am honored that you guys let me comment and answer questions on here.

    I am an old guy (58) that has played this wonderful game since 1993..You guys make my day..I thank you ALL.

    Razzball is better than a Carling (beer), not sure you guys have that ad in the states, but believe me you are BETTER.

    8:am has now become of the best part of my day.

    Kudos to you guys

  12. Malicious Phenom says:
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    On this day in baseball history:

    1973 Twenty days after pitching his high school team to a state championship, Rangers’ rookie David Clyde pitches five innings, strikes out eight and allows just one hit in his first major league start as Texas defeats the Twins, 4-3. A crowd of 35,698 fans, the first sellout at Arlington Stadium, sees the debut of the 18 year-old phenom, $125,000 bonus baby.

    • JoeG says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:
      He is noted for his once promising baseball career, which ended at age 26 because of arm and shoulder injuries.

      Billed as the next Sandy Koufax, Clyde had a stellar high school career at Westchester High School. He was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1973 MLB Draft. The Rangers planned to have Clyde pitch his first two professional games in the major leagues before moving him down to the minor leagues,[1] but Rangers owner Bob Short decided to keep him in the roster for monetary purposes, where he had a 5.01 earned run average in 18 starts. Journalists criticized the Rangers for promoting Clyde too soon, and after an uneventful 1974 campaign, he developed shoulder trouble and was sent down to the minor leagues in 1975, where he pitched three seasons. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1978, and played two seasons before being demoted. Clyde attempted to make a comeback with the Houston Astros but was unsuccessful.

      Clyde’s career made him the “poster-boy” for bringing up young players prematurely and dealing with arm injuries. He was named by journalist Randy Galloway as among the worst cases of “mishandling” a young player in baseball history. He is considered by many as a savior of the Texas Rangers franchise because of the significant attendance boost that Clyde’s hype brought to the team, preventing it from a possible bankruptcy or American League takeover.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeG: Oh, wow, interesting, had no idea

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JoeG: Thanks for that follow up, Joe, much appreciated..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I bet someone wanted to drop Nolan Ryan to pick him up in 1973

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: NICE, I betcha you are right..

  13. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Pete Rose

    YES or NO on the HOF?

    • Tony C says:
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      NO WAY. It’s over for C-Hustle. Gambling is an unforgivable sin apparently in MLB.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Tony C: They just came out with how he bet on games as a player also.

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I saw that, but I also saw this:

          “Gambling is an addiction. And other addicts, who are also violating league policy (and had a direct effect on the outcome of games) are given a pass on the rules.”

    • bigbear says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Until yesterday I would have sworn the writers would wait until Rose died and inducted him (and Shoeless Joe) posthumously. I’m not so sure now.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Lville Jim: I understand that you aren’t supposed and why you shouldn”t bet on baseball as a player BUT……the guys has the most hits all time and his nickname is Charlie Hustle. It doesn’t seem he was doing the unthinkable and tanking to win bets. Seems more likely he bet on his team, hence the overwhelming desire to do well.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Would love to see how much money he had on his infamous All-Star game.

          • Natty Boh says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: Good Point Chicken Dinner.

            • Birdmann says:
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              @Natty Boh: Ray Fosse’s knees are trembling

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: But maybe you don’t take the 3-0 pitch that helps your team when your team is up 2-1 because you have to bet the spread…It gets too murky when you’re betting on your team

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: Oh absolutely. That’s why it’s complete ban. Too much gray area. Just feel he’s getting too much guff is all.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s a douche, don’t feel sorry for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Nah, I wouldn’t, and I used to be in the camp that would

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: I admired Pete so much as a ball player, he always went all out..

        Before yesterday, I would have said why not, I am an American and was raised not to judge others for what they do, as you do not walk in their shoes, to forgive and forget and everyone deserves second chances..

        And even now, I still believe:

        Pete belongs in the Hall for his baseball accomplishments..

        I mean if Cobb and others are in there, Shoeless Joe and Pete belong as well…

        The steroid boys of summer are another story, best left for another day.

        Peace Brah

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: No but here’s an idea. Some enterprising business type should open up an establishment near the HOF and call it the Hall of Shame Cafe. Same types of displays, plaques, etc. as the real HOF but only for guys who can’t get in because of their past sins, e.g. Shoeless Joe, Rose all the juicers who will get rejected despite their numbers. Better serve liquor just to make sure it flies.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Mr. Rickey: Nice, Mr Rickey..

  14. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve fallen into one of my usual “Just can’t seem to drop him” issues where I hold on to several players.

    12-team OBP. Should any (or all) of these be dropped for more productive pieces from the WW?

    Fowler (was just turning it around)
    Moreland (terrible last week, but has faced something like 5 tough lefties)
    Choo (see above)
    Josh Harrison
    Matt Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: It helps to say who you’re picking up

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Eh, it’d be just whoever is schmotato’ing.

        Alcides, Paredes, Yelich, Parra, Kennys are all guys hanging out in the wire.

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Offer Shark for Pineda?

    Souza has been quietly awesome in OBP leagues, feels like the guy who reaches 25/20 and then we all finally realise what a good year he had. Same with Blackmon too, whos got more speed but less power, lets call him the anti-Souza.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Ok guess that answer is obvious. Would you offer Shark and a back ender in a deep league (Elias/Happ, Monty) for Pineda?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Swfcdan: Answer doesn’t get less obvious by offering a guy you don’t want… Pineda side

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Grey: Hey in leagues this deep any pitcher ERA below 4 is valuable!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Swfcdan: quietly? nobody that owns souza or reads razzball doesn’t notice what he’s doing.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: player rater absolutely loved him preseason too.

  16. PB&J says:
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    Time to dump Dickerson? I have Iwakuma and Odorizzi in my DL spots and I could pick up Byrd or Howard instead of the C-Dick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Sure, Byrd

  17. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Maybin and pick up Buxton?
    Standard league
    Thx

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mike: Way not, what do you have to lose, not like Maybin is undroppable..

  18. Relsh says:
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    Streamonator is the only dude out there keeping the Hutchinson faith

  19. ChestEr says:
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    I asked you in a vacuum last night and you said it was fair but if I give up Sale and receive Tulo and Lester, my staff would be Lester, carrasco, Salazar, walker, syndergaard, matz, Matt Moore, and I’d be upgrading from Brandon Crawford to Tulo.

    Is that upgrade worth the downgrade of my staff? Thanks again my man.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @ChestEr:
      Grey said fair, not sure he said pull the trigger..

      I would keep Sale, the way he has been pitching and Tulo has not even had is annual DL stint(s) yet.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ChestEr: Im taking Tulo and Lester there

    • danny almonte says:
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      @ChestEr: personally I’d take the tulo upgrade, crawford has really slowed. Guessing its not a keeper

      • Carter says:
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        @danny almonte: I’ve just never gone with the stud pitcher, and it’s kinda nice to have one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChestEr: Lester’s a top 15 SP, Sale top 5…Tulo can be the best SS for 6 weeks at a time… It’s fair… I would try Tulo

  20. PED Inc. says:
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    Great write up Grey, always makes my morning!
    I am leading my points league by a pretty comfortable margin right now and I’m thinking I need to start stashing a few guys for the playoffs instead of streaming so much and playing the schomato’s. Please give me your opinion on ranking the following pitchers for the long term, 10 team H2H league. Thanks bud!

    Gio Gonzalez
    Tyson Ross
    Matt Moore
    Patrick Corbin
    Brandon Beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc.: Thanks! Ross, Gio, Corbin

  21. Don says:
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    If Freddie goes to DL, Braves will allegedly call up “Joey Terdoslavich”. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Haha

  22. Groovy says:
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    Ortiz and panda or Longoria?

  23. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    There must be a glossary term for when you bench a pitcher you normally throw out there, he gets bombed, and you feel great the next day for making the decision.

    Until I am aware or such a term, I’m just going to feel fantastic about benching Bauer.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Shawn of the Livid: That could be a reverse sonova of bench..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shawn of the Livid: Only problem is do you feel great throwing him in his next start?

  24. Gonzo-The-Great says:
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    So Paxton’s is still not throwing. Is he a drop if there’s someone serviceable on waivers? Guess what I’m really asking is if there’s any value holding him indefinitely until the finger issue resolves itself?

  25. We have two bench spots but if you pick someone up you must play him the first week should I pick up hector Olivera now and get no stats for next week would have to drop Calhoun or belt?

  26. lb. sand says:
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    Drop t ross for jake o? Roto league thx

  27. Jvanslyke says:
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    Great write up, nice material for such small set of games

    Polanco was just dropped in my 10 team toto. Should I drop pillar for him?

    Thanks grey!

  28. Five-On-One says:
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    Hi all. Weekly streamer questions. The following are available to stream this week (with SON values):

    2-start Kennedy (@SF -$1.5, vSEA $15.5)
    2-start Hendricks (vLAD -$2.7, @NYM $12.7)
    2-start Hughes (vCHW $6.6, @CIN $4.5)
    Hutchison (vTEX $10.5)
    McHugh (vNYY $7.4)
    Wisler (@WAS -5.8)

    1) Can you give me a ranking and a start/sit for each?

    2) Also, SON loves Fiers. Has him at $23.3 for his next start against MIN. He has been hard to use this year. What say you?

    Thanks for all the help this year. After a horrendous start, I have started to turn this thing around. Hitting is now excellent, but I need to work on pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Hughes, Hendricks, Kennedy 2) I’d start him

  29. Sons of Liberty says:
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    Is it time to dump my 2B Walker? On draft day I was hoping for a decent AVE and some power.
    If so, who would help me the most for the rest of the season?
    Panik, Forsythe, or Odor?
    Thanks

  30. LT says:
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    Grey, don’t encourage Franco, I had been making a fortune betting the Phillies lose almost daily. This back to back nonsense isn’t flying. Best player to pickup now before the call up? I am solid on offense and could use the pitching I suppose but if one is better I will trade. Seager, Matz, Olivera? I have Correa and Dozier but I’m thinking Seager. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LT: Ha, gotcha… Matz, I’d hold

  31. sniff test says:
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    Segura or Bogaerts ROS?

  32. Angles In The Outfield says:
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    Which side in JD Martinez, Arenado, Lester vs Pederson, Harvey, Fowler in a keeper league?

  33. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    5×5 roto with obp & slg instead of avg & hr … how do you rank these keepers: bryant, rizzo, abreu, gomez?

  34. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Im thinking about dropping Puig for Span in a Dynasty…

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: It’s either Span or Phillips for me. Need a MI.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I dropped Puig and he cleared waivers..LOL

  35. brett says:
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    Would you drop Cecil to activate Strasberg if he pitches today? I made a 2 for 1 trade that will process tomorrow, so if I don’t activate Stras today I could keep Cecil and activate him tomorrow.

  36. Schlitz says:
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    Can’t keep Harper after this year – who should I target in a trade first, JOC or springer?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Schlitz: JOC – Avg will still improve, speed is there and will eventually show in the SB category. We’re talking about a guy that has legit 30 HR potential, that also walks at a rate double league average. Once he starts running, he’s going to have tons of opportunities to turn walks to doubles… oh and he has a better lineup behind him overall. (The strikeouts in HOU increase stranded runners, aka less runs scored)

  37. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Who wins this keeper trade?

    Rizzo, Gomez
    for
    Arenado, Pederson, Correa

      • brett says:
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        @petey: Arenado by a TON!

    • Cook's an idiot says:
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      @Mes to the Rocco:

      Definitely Rizzo… Especially in OBP

  38. Justin says:
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    Good morning G, fantastic write up as always. I need another set of eyes to look at this team and give some insight. I have been tinkering with this team for weeks making moves and trades, they just cant seem to get over the hump.

    Currently in 9th out of 12 mixed league. Ops and qs are extra cats. We play one util one extra infield slot.

    Current roster
    Lucroy
    Prince
    Wong
    Tulo
    Bryant
    Yelich
    Burns
    Hanley
    Kendrick
    Bn: Maybin Trumbo
    Dl: Pence

    Wacha
    Samardzia
    Cueto
    Strausburg(im in the hexagon)
    Hahn
    Simon
    Chase Anderson
    Dl:Ventura

    Rp: K Rod Uehara Parnell

    Thanks in advance!! Enjoy the Daquris!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Thanks! I’d play it that hopefully your pitching figures itself out and consolidate and upgrade hitting… I.e., Lucroy and Hanley for Harper-ish… Wong and Kendrick for Kipnis-ish… Yelich and Hanley for Stanton-ish…Get a top 5 OF, then pick up off waivers a MI or catcher

  39. petey says:
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    long term keeper league (we keep 7 guys, 12 team league, standard espn roster spots) would you trade a minimjm mccullers and carlos correa for a minimum scherzer?

    correa looks like a star for the next 10 years, but could use scherzer down the stretch…

    its a head to head weekly roto league. archer/degrom/wacha/felix/chavez/arrieta and matz are my staff as is (not including mccullers).

    thanks have a nice week

  40. GerryJuice says:
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    Couple quick ones:

    1. Was offered Machado for my Rendon, which side you like ROS?

    2. Was offered Frazier/Salazar for my Abreau, which side you like ROS?

  41. dom says:
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    not pumped about the options but need to stream someone tonight: Shoemaker (HOU), Karns (TOR), Duffy (@SEA), or Vogelsong (SD) ? Leaning shoemaker

    • dom says:
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      @dom: I mean tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Don’t know opposing pitchers, Shoe

  42. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up BB.

    Sure, of course, NOW Bauer gets rocked like he should’ve last week. You couldn’t do that when you were playing me, buddy? Come on!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Just one of those things I suppose, G. I’ve had some pretty good luck last two years. I’m gonna have to do it uphill this year.

        I say F*** you Jobu, I do it myself….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t blame Jobu, blame the Regression Fairies and Fantasy Baseball Overlord

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I thought they were all different forms of the same entity? That’s what I was taught in baseball school, anyways…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends on one’s religious beliefs…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: My allegiance is to whatever deity can help my pitching staff.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Me too! Ha

  43. Digger Phelps says:
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    Great write-up, Hoss. I read this every morning during my 30 minute poop break and it makes it that much more enjoyable. 2 questions:

    1. My sources say zobrist will be traded by the deadline, with the Nats and Cubs likely destinations. Obviously hard to know who would still be there but assuming lineups remain the same, would you see him as an everyday player in those locales?

    2. My sources also say hector olivera could be called up soon to start at 3b. What do you see as his projections rest of year, if so?

    My sources are the Google.

  44. Danman says:
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    Start Rendon vs a wood or wong vs urena?

    Start Billy Hamilton vs Locke over souza vs dickey, Betts vs Ubaldo, Chris Davis vs Joe kelly

  45. Random Dude says:
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    ROS:
    Arenado or Springer?

  46. Ah Shizz showers says:
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    Mornin razzers:
    Lookin to solidify my rotation, top end looking good with cole/gray/Salazar/Jo-fer (soon)….couple good arms lefts on wire in our 12 teamers, are any of Moore/matz/corbin a grab over any of cashner/ed.rod/samardzija. Thinking I should drop cash for matz, just lookin for some reassurance.

    Cheers

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ah Shizz showers: I dropped him all over. Cashner’s a mess right now. Obviously earlier on when he was 2-6 you feel badly for him with all the unearned runs. Now after he’s crapped the bed for so long, you feel badly for yourself for keeping him this long. And the overall feeling is that you invested so deeply that you are trying to recover your losses in the hopes he makes it back. Find something evolving (four or five good starts, a hot streak if it’s a bat) and go for it. Go back 5 and 6 weeks to Grey’s buy/sell columns and see if there is anything left that is still red hot and grab it but not with your bare hands because you might get burnt!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  47. Chad Bowling says:
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    Was offered Shields and Lackey for Brantley? or he may do Harvey for Brantley? 5×5 roto

    Are any of Gordon/Buxton/Ozuna a solid replacement in my OF to make a trade for SP worth it?

    my OF is Stanton, Brantley, Calhoun, Bruce (UTIL), Carter (UTIL), Gordon (BN), Buxton (BN), Ozuna (BN)

    my SP is Bumgarner, Richards, Ross, Chavez, Fiers, Strasburg (DL), Ventura (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad Bowling: Brantley over Shields…I’d take Harvey… Sure, Buxton

  48. Will says:
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    is it time to drop Ian Desmond? I keep holding on to see if he will rebound so I can trade him. However, it just doesn’t seem to be happening. I have Correa at SS

    • Will says:
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      @Will: my bench is Buxton, Polonco, and Desmond. I’m thinking about adding Colabello and dropping one of these 3. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Drop Ian

  49. El Famous Burrito says:
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    What do you think of Stroman and D. Travis for Darvish and Alex Guerrero?

    12-T points dynasty. Stroman and Darvish are a wash this year, but Darvish has an arm injury, Stroman is only the knee. Travis had a good start, but dropped off. Guerrero is in Mattingly Hell.

    • Relsh says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: I’d rather have the Travis/Stroman side. Even if Guerrero played every day (which we won’t) he’d at best put up comparable numbers to Travis, who’s hitting in the offense of the century.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: Depends what year you’re playing for… I’d want Darvish as of July 2016

  50. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Grey can you rank these guys rest of season? 14 team standard roto

    Grichuk
    Beltran
    Snider
    Dietrich
    Parra
    Odor
    Lagares

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimmy Suitcase: These are ROS players… Lagares, Grichuk, Beltran

  51. Robert says:
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    Ventura was dropped in my league. Drop McCullers for Ventura?

  52. Clint says:
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    Assuming Fast Freddie needs a DL stint for his wrist, which would you grab in a h2h points league to sub for him at utility:

    Choo (SON pick), Duda, Souza, Span, Bruce, Sandoval, Holt, or Franco

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Clint: Right now I’m going Franco.

  53. Nate says:
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    You kidding me with the “disappointment” in Machado?! In his last 54 games, he has hit 329 with a 960 OPS and 13 home runs, 31 rbi, 44 runs and 9 stolen bases. That’s good for a 162 game pace of 40 home runs, 28 stolen bases, and 132 runs. You must have had pretty high hopes to be disappointed by that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: I meant prior to this year… Playing 140 games over two previous years wasn’t good

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: He played in 238 games over two previous years, but who’s counting

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Nate: i think grey meant 140 games per year. But who’s counting

  54. supra says:
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    Trade my Jay Bruce for Jose Fernandez?

    My OF: cespedes, souza, bruce, heyward, leonys martin, castillo, j.hamilton (plus hanley if bogaerts at SS)

    My SP: salazar, bum, chavez, shark, chi chi, carrasco, garcia, iwakuma

    3 OF, 2 UTIL spots

    • Justin says:
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      @supra: yes

      • supra says:
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        @Justin: thanks… GREY you agree?

  55. Jon says:
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    Motte or Osuna over McGee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Osuna

  56. Andrew says:
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    Kinsler for Rendon?

  57. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of trading my Archer and Wacha for Puig in a 10-team H2H 6×6 (Avg and OBP for hitters, holds for pitchers) keep 5 forever league? I’m middle of the pack this year, definitely interested in making a move if it helps for next year and beyond. I’d drop Yelich, and I’d still have Sonny Grey, Hamels, and DeGrom leading my staff. I don’t keep pitchers either, so Archer and Wacha would just get thrown back into the pool at the end of the year. If I made the move, I’d need to chose 5 keepers from Puig, Altuve, Gomez, EE, Machado, Buxton, Betts, and Brantley. Thanks!

  58. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you stream Fiers or CC Sabathia today?

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey-sahn

  59. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Starting Chavez @TEX and Salazar vDET today in a 10 team h2h league?

    2) Hold Rondon or drop for Rodney, Giles, Motte, Osuna?

    3) My current team:

    C McCann 1B Ortiz 2B Kipnis 3B Donaldson SS Desmond OF Trout OF Marte OF Souza UTL Tiexera BN Buxton DL Soler

    SP Hamels, Carrasco, Arrieta, DeGrom, Wacha, Kuechel, Salazar, Chavez, Matz
    RP Casilla, Axford, Rondon

    ….would you trade Wacha for Betts or hold steady with guys like Souza, Buxton and Soler?

    4) When Soler comes off the DL in a week, does Andrew Miller make a definite stash? Do you think he will see save chances when he comes back?

  60. ashtray says:
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    You throwing Adam Warren against the Phillies tomorrow? Franco can’t do it again can he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Doesn’t Nova pitch tomorrow?

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Yahoo says Warren. ESPN says Nova.

        Pretty sure Yahoo gets confused when new guys are inserted in to the rotation.

        That being said, would you toss Nova out there vs the Phillies?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  61. JB says:
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    Would you pick up Holt, Burns, Calhoun, or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Franco

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @JB: i own almost all of those in my main league, with calhoun recently being dropped.

  62. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hello to you kind sir.

    Would you trade Thor for Soler?

  63. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Thank God I didn’t start P Diddy yesterday, guy can’t hit anything!

    Would you start Chase Anderson in Colorado today?

    Cheers!

      • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. peter quill says:
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    Trading for next season…. EE or Blackmon?

  65. supra says:
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    Grey,
    I got Salazar, Bum, Shark, Chavez & Chi Chi… you sitting any of them today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Don’t know their matchups

  66. Mr Baseball says:
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    J. Báez ChC – 2B,SS – Grey what numbers do you expect from him next year – is he still an elite prospect that needed more time in the minor leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball: Yeah, I think he’s still elite… 20 HRs, 15 Sbs, .230

  67. Awesome Auger says:
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    How much butter does a 3D printer need to print a Giancarlo? Asking for a friend…

  68. nard dog says:
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    Was offered Kendrick for Salazar. Do I pull the trigger?

    • nard dog says:
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      @nard dog: Also, would you rather own Ziegler or Osuna?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @nard dog: Howie? I’d take the Zaar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nard dog: I’d want Salazar and Ziegler

  69. jojo says:
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    Please rank for ROS:

    Bogaert, Lindor, Siemen, Russell

    need a replacement for Desmond in 12 teamer roto

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Xander, Lindor

  70. Boomer19 says:
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    Your comment on Felix has me thinking of trading. Would you take Cole over Felix? Ros and next two years. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

  71. Warren says:
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    I have Correa and Tulo at SS. Try to buy low on Pineda with one of them?

  72. Mr Baseball says:
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    If you were in a keeper league which one would be the better prospect – Domingo Santana or Preston tucker

  73. ryanoger says:
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    Gomes, Lucroy, or Wieters ROS?

    Beltrán, Pillar, Joey Butler for a fill in OF spot?

    Thanks Grey!
    Ryan

  74. Natty Boh says:
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    Thank you for Razzball.com, your musk, and well groomed mustache!

  75. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey.

    My Ellsbury for his Teixeira and Billy Burns? Fair?

    Thanks!

  76. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey – Great stuff. Loving me some Franco (was one day away from dropping him).

    Who do you like ROS: Ozuna and Revere?

    Thanks!

  77. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    would you sell high on franco if I’ve got Beltre on the DL and Holt on the bench/util or does he deserve the spot over holt?

  78. Smell The Glove says:
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    Someone dropped Howie Kendrick. Pick him up or pick up Joey Butler?

    • Smell The Glove says:
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      This would be for a UTL spot

      • Smell The Glove says:
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        Which would you prefer, Kendrick or Butler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kendrick, toss up

  79. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I have no position needs,so Kiermaier-Escobar or Beltran to replace Fowler?

    Thanks
    Giovanni

  80. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, great recommendation on Vargas, I was able to scoop him up right before the game, thanks.

    15-team league, non keeper, 6×6 (OBP, QS), extremely limited moves. I have 4 pick ups left for the yr.

    I was offered Bumgardner and Marte for Harper and Syndergaard. Would you take the deal?

    My pitching staff:
    Arrieta
    Jesse Chavez
    Syndergaard
    Bucholz
    Bauer
    Friers
    Shoemaker

    DL- Iwak, Peavy, Medlen

  81. DancinHomer says:
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    Need to make room on my roster this week & looking to stream CC today. In a 12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H league. Are any/ all of the below droppable in my league:

    Francisco Lindor
    Drew Hutchison
    Collin McHugh

    thanks in advance

  82. spider crabs says:
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    BBuxton for JHeyward…which side? non keeper….thanks

  83. Roger Podacter says:
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    Are you going to activate Stras for his start in ATL?

    And do you think that I should start Archer in the Skydome tonight or let him ride the pine?

    Thanks Grey; great writeup as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Roger Podacter: I already have activated Stras…. Start Archer everywhere

  84. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Fowler or Byrd?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Elliot: Actually, could you rank Fowler, Byrd, Leonys?

  85. Mike says:
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    Any of these guys worth owning for the foreseeable future in a 12 team league or are all just streamers for the stream-machine?

    Ubaldo, Hughes, Cashner, Latos, Wei-Yin Chen, Bolsinger, Heston, Leake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Streamers

  86. The Commisioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I currently own Gallo, wondering when it’s time to drop him…. And who you prefer between Olivera and Byrd. Thanks again my man

  87. Marty says:
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    d’Arnaud or Lucroy RoS?

  88. Brian says:
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    I have to say, being from Chicago, I love the Danks and Floyd references . For the amount of crap the whitesox shoveled our way about those 2 and for how long they did it for, keep em coming.

  89. Mark says:
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    Hey Grey, I think I’m finally set to dump Neil Walker. Was looking at Jace Peterson but Forsythe and Holt also available. Do you think any of those three are more appealing than Walker?

  90. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    I watched the end of the Cubs game last night. It looked like Maddon used Strop in the 7th because the heart of the order was coming up for the Dodgers. I dont know if that will lead to him getting saves in the future but I think right now, Maddon has more confidence in him vs Rondon/Motte.

    Also, who do you think is the better pickup and/or waiver claim – Scribner or Parnell?- H2h weekly league. Im leaning Scribner for the long term but Parnell short term

    • Tigres says:
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      Agree with this – Strop’s been used against heart of order in a few games recently. Better skills than Motte; at least even in skills with Rondon, more Ks. I’m holding for now, tho Strop is first in line for drop if a new donkeycorn comes along.

  91. Seriously? says:
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    Bruce or Maybin?

    • Seriously? says:
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      Or Joey Butler?

  92. Jay_0321 says:
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    Segura sucks. Forsythe, Valbuena, or hold?

  93. Wax Winkingdale says:
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    Good morning sir!

    Keeper league, Mike Franco or Buxton?

  94. thomas says:
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    Two pitchers I have been eyeballing in my 12 team league… Down to 18 moves for the season.

    Carlos Rodon
    Trevor May

    Here is my current staff.
    Z. Brittion
    AJ Ramos
    Tolleson
    Latos
    Carrasco
    Rondon
    Boxberger
    Shelby Miller
    Robert Osuna
    Jake Arrieta
    Tyson Ross
    Joe Ross
    DL: Kris Medlen
    DL: Patrick Corbin

    I have no bench bats, so nobody to drop there.

  95. Matty says:
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    Last night at my anniversary dinner I had the Vitello Giancarlo in honor of your novio. I pretended to enjoy artichoke hearts as a sacrifice so that he can bring me to September glory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Thanks for your sacrifice, Matty!

  96. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Grey!

    Firstly a sincere thank you for suggesting i picked up Osuna in my once a week moves league.

    1. Am I starting Alex Wood tonight vs Strasburg/Washington? Streamonator rates him a -2.0.
    2. Would you prefer praise tied in to new questions like this? Or would you prefer a thank you in the original message you responded to over the weekend.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan: No problem… I’d start Wood. 2. I don’t see comments on anything but my newest posts

  97. C says:
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    Great stuff, as usual. I have a glut of bench bats and want to add a pitcher. I have 2 Util spots and have been trying to play a hot bat at my SS position.

    Which 1-2 would you drop first out of:

    J. Turner
    B. Revere
    J. Gallo
    B. Buxton
    A. Russell
    F. Lindor
    K. Morales

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C: Addison, Morales

  98. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Looking to keep up my recent batty call hot streak of 5R/ 1 HR/ 4RBI/ 1SB,/.500 in 5 days.

    Do you think I should continue to roll with Beltran’s zombie ass or trot David Peralta @COL out for the next 3? HITTERTRON loves both Peralta and Dorn for tonight, but Beltran is Hansel level hot right now.

    Thanks!

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Follow up, what do you think of Vince Staples? Odd Future has put out some of the more noteworthy rappers in my opinion. Earl Sweatshirt and Staples are definitely two the tops..are you familiar with their work?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m familiar with their work, but not Staples’s solo stuff, any good?

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: In my opinion Staples is the best of the group, slightly ahead of Sweatshirt. VS new album drops on June 30th, but i’ve seen a few places to stream it if you do a Google search for it. His EP “Hell Can Wait” showed some great promise.

            Tracks like “Fire”, “65 Hunnid” , “Screen Door”, and “Senorita” are real good. The video for Senorita is outstanding. I highly recommend his stuff and can’t wait for the full album.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              C’mon! Best? Okay, I dones need to check him out then, is what you’re sayin?

            • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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              @OldMilwaukeePounders:

              This is the link to the supremely weird “Senorita” video:

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                The video starts with JFOH’s uncle? Now I’m intrigued!

                • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                  @Grey: There is a definite resemblance. I think he probably has a highest ceiling of the Odd Future collective. He is talented beyond his years, dude is like 21 years old.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I liked that song…The video will give me nightmares, downloading his album

                    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                      @Grey: As soon as I heard his verse on Earl Sweatshirt’s “Hive”, I could tell that he was going to do some awesome shit. Glad you liked it, the album will be dope no doubt.

                      https://youtu.be/0FcDXL5Aw0o

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This track is dope from the jump!

  99. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Someone dropped Syndergaard so I picked him up. He’ll bounce back right?

  100. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Re: Motte blurb, I think you’re hatin’ on the wrong Maddon.

    Re: Pujols, since you, JFOH and I made our little wager Pujols has hit about .500. The O/U was .265 for the season. Either he’s juiced or the ball is…somewhere there’s some juice.

    Using HRs/AB league wide, I have mlb on pace to hit 461 more homers this year than last. More than a 10% increase. That doesn’t just happen by accident.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Oops! Yeah, homers are flying… Was saying to Rudy the other day how usually the top 20 of the Player Rater is dominated by SPs, but not this year

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I was talking about it in the pre-season. When there’s more offense in the game, the hitters are more valuable and you need to allocate a higher percentage of your resources to them. Pitching values deflate. Counterintuitive, but apparently so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In the preseason, you were all about drafting SPs, weren’t you?

      • The other note there is that the player rater now has the same hitter/pitcher split (~67/33) as preseason where it was split 13:9 in previous years. Just made things easier to compare pre-season to in-season/rest of season.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: why did you do two frameworks before?

          • @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Because the preseason Hitter/Pitcher split is based on both market perception and the perception that hitters provide higher ROI. But with in-season, my thinking was that those perceptions don’t matter. It’s all about what is the player worth and hitting + pitching standings points all worth the same. Decided it’s just easier to stick w/ the pre-season one…

  101. mzyptlk says:
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    Cargo mez safe to trade for with “hip ailment”—–or steer clear? Guy wants 2 closers.

  102. Fine form with the daily recap Grey. Would you trade either of Lynn or Fiers for Pineda? & would you drop either Alexie or Elvis for Pederson (who does not have as fun a name as the other two, but Jace isn’t that unfunny)? Thank you for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Thanks! Fiers… Joc Pederson?

      • @Grey: Shizz. One letter makes a difference don’t it? Jace PeTerson for either Alexie or Elvis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jace, Elvis, in that order

  103. alex says:
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    Trade maikal Franco or Rendon for pineda? I have Wong bryant holt and a rod that have been pretty consistent for me.
    I drafted Rendon pretty high so I dk if I should wait and be patient on him and Franco has been heating up. Thanks for ur input

  104. Ttom with 2 T's says:
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    obp keeper league. Which side do you like?

    Rizzo
    Arenado/Franco

  105. brett says:
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    Starting Strasberg tonight?

  106. Matty says:
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    Redraft league, offense heavy. Crush Davis and Noah for Pineda. Which side wins or fair? Thanks.

  107. Carnac says:
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    Tristan Cockroft has the likeable nerd schtick going for him. And I’m not a DFS guy, but weeks I’ve felt like the daily SP recs he’s tweeted have been… bad. By which I mean the matchup was a no brainer and/or the SP ended up crapping the bed. But that was just anecdotal. So this morning I actually looked it up.

    For the month of June, Tristan has recommended 22 SP. Hi average start:
    5.8 IP
    5.7 K
    4.57 ERA
    1.40 WHIP

    Congrats to Tristan and ESPN on the great content.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: HA! Better hope JFOH doesn’t hear you

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I saw that, and now I have to go console TC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tom Colicchio?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That me in my mind’s eye

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’m your black friend

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m your black friend, Funkdoobiest!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: we are soul brothers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re my soul Latino cousin

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’m like War, I hope you get this

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @J-FOH:

              Is he wearing Lavar Burton’s suspenders?

  108. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Pineda too much to give up for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  109. Bob says:
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    Need help at catcher. McCann for Souza. Hold or do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza side

  110. Jersey Boy says:
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    Mixed points league.

    I need SP but have extra RP. I own Soria, Grilli, C. Smith, F. Rodney, and Osuna.

    I’m thinking of offering Soria for Stras, whose owner needs an RP. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough, I’d want Stras

  111. Max says:
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    Whic is the best prospective closer to hold onto. Rodney, Parnell, Roberto Osuna, or McGee?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Max:

      Rodney has old man muscles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna for now

  112. Reid says:
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    Soria has been killing my ERA here lately, as we can only start two closers so I’ve been rolling him and Robertson out all year. Shall I hold on Soria or are his HR’s here lately cause for concern and should then drop for Carson Smith, Rondon, Clippard, Wade Davis, Axford, or Rodney?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  113. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey!

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard, T. Walker, Sabathia)
    Bench Total: (5)

    Well Wada’s stream didn’t quite go as planned but at least Hutch and Milone didn’t hurt me too bad with each of them scoring only 7 points… I’m only down 21 points after day 1… however my opponent is literally streaming two guys a day! I grabbed CC yesterday and now I’m looking at the following starts today:

    CC Sabathia vs. PHI (27.8)
    A. Wood @WAS (-2.0)
    J. Chavez @TEX (0.6)
    Fiers vs. NYN (23.4)

    He obviously doesn’t know about SON and he picked up McHugh and C. Anderson and now he has these guys going against me tonight:

    Jimenez @BOS (-21.8)
    C. Anderson @COL (-12.9)
    McHugh @LAA (2.2)
    C-Mart @MIA (?)

    1. All things considered, should I be starting all four of my SP today since I need all the points I can get?

    2. I need to get a jump on the best streaming options for tomorrow too so who is/are the best options for tomorrow:

    Shoemaker vs. HOU (17.8)
    Vogelsong vs. SD (8.3)
    J. Nelson vs. NYN (2.0)
    Elias vs. KC (0.4)
    Kennedy @SF (-1.5)
    Latos vs. STL (0.8)

    Thanks in advance, I’m off work!

    • ebudz says:
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      off to* work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start all 2. Vogel, Shoe, Nelson, that order…

  114. Bob says:
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    Walker Samardzjia Encarnacion for rendon McCann Salazar zimmermann. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, trade for a comma too

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: haha, sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, was kidding

  115. Rice says:
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    Got rid of Ian Desmond for a 9th round pick next year and picked up Holt.

    Better than nothing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  116. VamosALaPetco says:
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    Looking to drop Hutchison for an end-of-rotation starter. Is Santiago or Hughes a better add ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  117. Dd says:
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    Use a waiver on Lindor, ss is semien, alcides also on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just grab Alcides

  118. Fireball Feliz says:
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    drop parmelee for Beltran?

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Grichuk available actually, gonna grab him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Grichuk

  119. Barry says:
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    Chris Davis vs kelly or Rendon vs wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  120. Long Bawls says:
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    I traded for Pineda because I thought he was periphic, but so far I’ve been perif’ed. It’s like every hitter cut a dollar exactly in half, went to the bank and exchanged each half for a new single. I’m hoping he’s back in comptrol soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is periphic a high liver enzyme disease?

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Gives new meaning to the term blowout…and some of these f’ers say you’re not funny in the comments!

        Oh well, Pineda, we’ll always have Periphs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The nerve!

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Or, as the French say, quel dommage! Who I think San Diego is gonna call up soon as a long reliever.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re thinking of Kevin Quelkendommagebush

              • Long Bawls says:
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                @Grey: Unless I’m mistaken, he’s running for President too. Release the Quelken! (Why? His stats aren’t that bad).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bernie Quell Sanders?

                  • Long Bawls says:
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                    @Grey: Straight Libertariandrus ticket. Like a lotta wacky things, most popular in Texas.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Smoking the Quacky tobaccy

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Long Bawls: that was one fucker.

  121. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Yeah I was all about SP pre-season because I speculated that the more the game is dominated by pitching, the more you need to spend on pitching. This uptick in offense wasn’t something I foresaw. I used last year’s league wide hitting/pitching production as the benchmark. So in a way, I feel like the rise in offense and the impact on the fantasy game validates my theory, but that doesn’t really help me now.

    Stated another way, it looks like I picked the wrong season to start sniffing glue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Really, is any time a bad time to start sniffing glue?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’ve moved on to computer cleaner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does make sniffing easier

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          I was disappointed to learn that the Huffington Post wasn’t a kind of High Times for glue sniffers.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: I hate misleading publications

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: Foh’s right about that, it is misleading.

  122. Nick says:
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    Leonys M. vs Chavez tonight, in Texas, or Brock Holt vs Ubaldo in Boston? With both Myers and Dickerson out, I’m having trouble filling my OF. My other OF are Cespedes and Tomas., with Franco at Util. My infield is stacked, with Russ Martin, C. Davis, Kipnis, Tulo and Machado.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  123. Dubba_Dubs says:
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    Gray-san, I am in shallow 10 team points league on the side for funsies. I have been waiting for I.Desmond to heat up all year and thinking it ain’t gonna happen. Due to the very short benches in this league there are better options on the WW. Who should I replace him with? B.Crawford, J.Peterson, Escobar, Flores, Segura, Semien. Thanks so much.

    Dubba Dubs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  124. stuff says:
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    hey grey

    vmart worth a #1 waiver claim? or hold off and fight the morning rush?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  125. Bro Jackson says:
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    What is wrong with Soria? Dude has been straight garbage this month.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Bro Jackson:

      I think it’s because he won’t let anybody call him The Mexicutioner any more.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Yeah, and I think that endorsement deal with Taco Bell for the Meximeltdown ain’t helping any.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad stretch

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Bro Jackson: He’s still good but not nearly as good as his early-season stats. Far fewer K’s this season, so this is just a correction.

  126. Mello Yello says:
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    Picked up Osuna and got Salazar going tonight…y’all better call your coke connects, ‘cuz I’m sending in the K/9 unit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  127. Jammer McSlam says:
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    14 Team 5×5 Roto

    I’m doing great in R, RBI, HR – Middle of the road in SB/Ave – Horrific at ERA/WHIP though I’m 1st in K and near top on W/SV

    Should I trade Pujols for Dee Gordon & Arrieta?

    I would replace Pujols with a stream of Ortiz/Tomas/Beltre (when healthy) and Gordon would replace Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if it helps you win

  128. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Another one of my pre-season things was the “safe pick” mythos. I picked Adam Jones as my whipping boy. Was surprised to find him behind Mookie Betts on the Razzrater. Down around 60 overall. Makes him a fringe 5th rounder in a 12 mix?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: he can turn that rating around really fast, I still hold the belief that guys will get their numbers, or close to it unless we are talking a major regression year. With Jones, he has dropped his K rate, raised his walk rate, cut his groundball, raised his line drive and is really in line with last year’s numbers minus a few homers. I’m thinking going forward he’s a 25/8ish player with a good batting average. As you know the other stats are out of his hands and cant be a measure of what he is. I think steamers line of 81/25/89/7/.290ish feels about right. Still not a bad line with a lot less risk than a Betts

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Do agree with JFOH

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I’m speachless

        • Trout says:
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          @Grey: What about Cano’s ROS numbers?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t like Cano…Maybe 14 HRs, .275, no speed

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        I’m not saying Jones is terrible. I’m just going back and revisiting the notion that given his ranking at the end of last year on the rater and his trendlines as I talked about pre-season, it seemed odd to me that he persisted as a 1st rounder. Everybody I asked gave the same reason for why, “safe pick.” But there seemed to be little possibility that he would actually produce round one numbers. The question is, is top 60 acceptable in a first rounder? At least he’s not a bust. Or is he?

        Is this some sort of a bust? Yes, ma’am,. Very impressive.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: hahaha

          I didn’t consider him a first rounder, but what he was is someone lacking question marks. Too many offensive players had fleas and were all passes, and rightfully so. One thing I have come to conclude while doing my top 100 is many players don’t deserve their spot, but get it because of the under performing guys below them or the injuries that take guys out of the ranks. Strangely taking Altuve ahead of Jones would of made more sense from a safe standpoint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Jones has been the dog’s breakfast for about 6 weeks… He just gives nothing but counting stats, so his stats don’t check many boxes if he’s not homering

  129. Ray says:
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    McCutchen/Ramos/Grichuk for Arrieta/Wong/Rollins in NL-only keeper. McCutchen unkeepable due to price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong side

  130. ERad says:
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    Eh you traded Bautista, I dropped Franco – these things happen. We’ll always have April 2015 – the month of Devon!

    On a slightly more expensive note – I started the arduous engagement ring shopping process recently. All these grades, cuts, colors – at one point I responded with, if you were Grey and I was planning on drafting this ring next year, would you draft this ring before or after Joc Pederson? Talk to me in a lingo I can understand!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erad! Taking the plunge huh? Truth: The ring should be what you can afford, but don’t skimp on how you propose, that’s what she’ll be talking about long after you’re married… Get creative!

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Tis time! Luckily, I’ve had the wheels spinning re: proposal for a while now. Tying in all sorts of angles – past, present, future – got the date in August circled, just gotta get that bling.

        I’ll save you a spot at the head table!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I will start my speech as soon as I get the date

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Already booked Collective Soul!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now you’re coming correct! (Collect?)

  131. The Great Knoche says:
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    10 team Dynasty 6×6 w/ OBP and holds. 2 Catcher League

    Lester $18 and Desmond $18 (Needs Pitching) for Dee Gordon $10 and Molina$15 (Needs Steals and BA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester, it’s fair

  132. CMUTimmah says:
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    Grey – Thanks for the call on Souza over Beltran and Butler. Looks like I picked a good three to look at as all three were varying levels of effective, but Souza’s triple and a steal is nice category juice in my league.

    Three questions:

    1. Picked up Cashner from a owner that threw in the towel… however, ROS rank these cats:

    Cashner, Fiers, Duffy, Velasquez, Jungmann, Cody Anderson

    2. DL stash rank:

    Beachy, Martin Perez, Matt Harrison

    3. When do you think the Nola levies will break? (The non-catostrophic Nola levies, that is?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! 1. Fiers, Cash 2. Perez 3. Ha! Any week now

  133. Bigjerrod says:
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    Need an outfielder, which one do you pick- melky, rios, Beltran, Grichuck, Santana, parra, Taylor?

    Drop fowler or cashner?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Bigjerrod: Don’t drop Fowler unless you’re sure he’s out for a while. Of those guys, I’d want Grichuk, then Beltran, though I feel like Beltran’s PT might be a little more secure.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Long Bawls: they need let grichuk play 1B occasionally.

  134. Charlie says:
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    Looking to upgrade my speed. Who is someone who I could target if I were willing to give up Prince Fielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! How about Cain?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Charlie: cain not close to good enough for fielder

  135. Hern says:
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    Bauer was just dropped should I pick him up and drop Rodon, or is this just a lateral move? Thank you!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lateral

      • hern says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey, that was my initial thought as well, who has the higher upside ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon

  136. Ray says:
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    Redraft H2H. Chavez/CarGo for Pineda/Choo/Russell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  137. Atlas says:
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    G, I told’ya I could get Hosmer to homer by dropping him. : ) What was it like two days later.

    Anyway… would you rank Vic Martinez ahead of Hosmer ROS. They are both available on the ol WW. My league scoffed at Hosmer when I dropped him.

    So sorry I botched 1B in my draft this year. Never again.

    (want a good laugh ? I dropped Pujols for Hosmer early this season when Pujols looked like dog doo in a brown paper bag, and Hosmer looked to be finally breaking out. hahahaha… sunzabitchez !!!)

    • Atlas says:
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      @Atlas:

      Colabello also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d rank Hosmer ahead of V-Mart…Damn on Pujols, he’s not Pooholes

  138. Gerk says:
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    I usually enjoy a few laughs every article, but that Cueto blurb really got me rollin’! Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Gerk!

  139. mzyptlk says:
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    McHugh at LAA? blah, meh or start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blah

  140. Matty says:
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    Last thing for today. I have Jose Fernandez coming back to pretty much my dream pitching staff. I don’t think there are any obvious drops now that Shark is showing signs of life. Fortunately I do have recurring interest in Joc Pederson from a leaguemate. Who can I combine him with for Harper to release JoFer from DL purgatory?
    SPs: Sonny, GCole, Arrieta, Danny Saladbar, Carrasco, Liriano, Shark, and Noah.

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Left off; 12 team h2h

      • Matty says:
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        @Matty:
        Also, redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J-Fer/Sonny? Seems like a longshot

  141. Let Me Tell Ya Somethin Brutha says:
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    Grey, can you take a look at my team and let me know how it looking, Currently out of 1st by 5 games and 2nd by 3 games. Had a nice 8-1-1 win last week. This week playing the best team in the league, his team a total monster. I’ll share that on a reply.

    What type of players should i try and track for trades, I something in the works for KenleyJansen. Other then I don’t have names of players as of yet, about 3 teams are probably eliminated. Out of those teams, probably Jose Reyes in best option.

    Starters
    Martin
    Fielder
    Pedroia
    Arenado
    Brantley
    CarGo
    A Gordon
    Duda

    Bench
    Hosmer
    LeMiehu
    Gallo
    Lindor
    Buxton
    Pence – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looks solid, I guess, no idea how many teams

      • Let Me Tell Ya Somethin Brutha says:
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        @Grey: 10 team keeper league OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks solid… Consolidate your bench bats…I.e., Hosmer, CarGo for Upton-ish

  142. Jake says:
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    Who would you drop to make room for Lance Lynn’s return?

    Matt Wisler, Erasmo Ramirez, Trevor May, Kevin Siegrest (Rosenthal Owner), DJ LeMahieu

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jake: Erasmo

  143. Gareth says:
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    Is Rafael Soriano worth clogging up a roster spot on?

    I have him for speculative saves hoping he has some gas left in the tank and eventually closes, but with Maddon, who knows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in some leagues

  144. seph meier says:
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    Is tulo worth buying in a keep forever league? I have a big lead and the depth to get him but is unnecessary.

    Keep forever Franco or Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold if you’re leading

  145. Bob says:
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    Start upton vs bumgarner or yelich vs c-mart over any of these guys

    Leonys vs Chavez
    Peralta vs kendricks
    Ozuna vs c-mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton over Ozuna

  146. Gareth says:
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    I’m so happy I picked up Franco when he was called up.

    Then I dropped him. Someone picked him up. Then they dropped him. I grabbed him again.

    Now he’s mine for good biatches!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  147. Gareth says:
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    Call me a Franco-phile if you will.

    G3!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: you should be seriously worried about your counting skills, and unlike the times when you don’t G3 in the 3rd and put it in the 4th you should be able to notice that there’s other posts in between yours.

  148. DJA says:
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    14 team mixed

    Who is getting better deal- Burns, McCullers, and Elias for Cargo, Karns, and Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

      • DJA says:
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        Out of the CarGon side of that deal, which pitcher would you take? Morton/Brett Anderson/Hutchinson/Ray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ray

  149. Rudy says:
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    Polanco vs Josh Smith or upton vs bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  150. booya says:
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    In a saves + holds H2H league who would you want?

    Parnell, Cecil, Rodney or Caminero?

    Thanks

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @booya: No-one.. surely there’s better holds guys out there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell

  151. Jason says:
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    Puig or Pineda/ Cargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, it’s fair

  152. Joeg414 says:
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    Colabello sitting tonight. It is Archer ( a tough righty) but I hope he’s not being “matched up ” against starters .

    • JoeG says:
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      @Joeg414:
      My only back up is Alonso , but I’m sure he’s sitting tonight against Bum. I was going to pickup Delabar for maybe a one day Save chance, but now I’m thinking of picking up D.Peralta vs Kendrick in Col. for a Batty Call.
      Whata think ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, tough righty

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        I meant that Archer is the tough rightly , maybe that’s why Colabello is sitting ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I mean too, yeah

  153. Abdoozy says:
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    I don’t want to keep 2 C in my H2H 12-teamer ESPN redraft 6×6 w/OPS (have Wieters), but Derek Norris has resisted my attempts to drop him and I can’t trade him for anyone. I’m in pretty good shape power-wise (Trout, Harper, Hosmer, Reddick) but Marlon Byrd’s available on the wire and I’m tempted to drop Norris for him.

    Others on the wire: Parmelee, Parra, Kiermaier, Rasmus. Keep Norris or drop for…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t own two catchers…Byrd

  154. Steve says:
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    When do you think Maddoning moves Addison out of the 9-hole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not this year

  155. Bye Felicia says:
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    3 more homers and I’m trading Pujlos for Sale.

    Need a high K/9 Ace. Plus i own Goldy & Nolan , grabbed Victor Martinez off waivers last week. What ya think? My only starting pitchers are Salazar, Kershaw, Arietta, Jose Fernandez (on Dl) & 7 Closers. It’s a 200 GS league and I’m only at around 40

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  156. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Keeper value:

    Correa, Franco, Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  157. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    keeper league. Planning for next year. 12 team h2h

    Can you let me know which 2, you fortune teller you, would be best for next year?

    Dickerson, Pence, Polanco, Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dick, Burns

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hehe

        • John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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          Haha! Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem, great username!

  158. Gareth says:
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    Best speculative stash, Corey Seager or Miguel Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  159. Gareth says:
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    It is just me, or is there a real changing of the guard feel to this season?

    So many impact rookies, so little time to pick them up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: yep, missed on so so many simply from not being at computer for a certain 45 minute or less period sometimes. it could be you are in more competitive leagues than before also.

  160. Pyne's an idiot says:
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    Who’s the better keeper in an OBP and SLG league instead of AVG and HR… Springer Dinger or Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  161. Ritchie Rich says:
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    Freeman or Pederson ROS? As a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

      • Ritchie Rich says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! What about Freeman vs Rendon ROS? As a keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

  162. Nico says:
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    Yo Grey! 10 team weekly yahoo, Buchholz has 2 starts (BAL, TOR)… It’s smart to sit him right? Hate missing out on my two-starters tho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gotta sit

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: I know I know… thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How your NFBC team doing?

  163. Gareth says:
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    Not to bash Logan Forsythe or anything, but I can’t believe how well the Rays are doing considering THAT GUY? / HIM? is your cleanup hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s no Carlos Santana!

  164. Bigjerrod says:
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    Kluber for Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, it’s fair

      • Bigjerrod says:
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        @Grey:
        Or would you rather have Adam jones?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  165. gotta b anonymous says:
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    cecil has been officially removed?? delabar vs osuna debates begin….who u got? osuna is unavailable tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The answer is in the post you’re commenting on

      • gotta b anonymous says:
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        @Grey: good call lol. i live min by min rosterbating the whole time lol so figured ur mind may have changed by now too. especially if delabar got first crack at it tonight. who doesnt call him k-rod???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Delabar will likely get first crack tonight, but only b/c Osuna will likely be rested

  166. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop Clippard for Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  167. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Curious for your thoughts on Yasmany, Mr.Albright.

    He’s making great contact and holds .315avg, 4SB’s, 25RBI, 3hrs. I’m thinking we may see a breakout at some point this year in the power department and become a must own player. He’s does have huge power potential, and he’s looking comfortable at the plate.

    I ask because Ian Desmond cannot be my SS anymore. He can ride the bench before I drop him, but I have to grab Justin Turner before he clears waivers.

    I can drop Yasmany, Trumbo, or Souza. Or I guess Desmond, but I do still have hope that he can turn it around in the second half. No other droppable players, unless you think Bauer is a drop (which I’m considering he Devon comes back).

    Sorry for the long post, and thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Yasmany, have all year… Drop Bauer and Desmond

      • Shawn of the Livid says:
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        @Grey: Bold moves Grey. Thank you.

        I’m going to remember this as the year I drafted Desmond at #3. But on the positive, I drafted Joc at #17! He didn’t get respect in any draft I was a part of.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, win some, lose some…I wish I owned Joc everywhere but don’t have him

  168. JB Gonzo says:
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    Stanton owner is near last place and dangling him…
    He wants Kluber + Prince for Stanton
    I could pick up Gio/Hughes/Kennedy/Fiers/Moore off waivers…
    Giving up Kluber too much? Afraid of the regression fairies on Keuchel/Bauer so not sure if the staff can take the hit…

    H2H 6X6 with OBP instead of AVG and Doubles + Triples as the 6th Cat (Redraft)
    C: Sal Perez
    1B: Votto
    2B: Josh Harrison
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Hanley
    OF: Trout, Souza, Cespedes
    MI: Alcides
    CI: Prince
    U: Belt
    BN: Sano
    SP: Kluber, Keuchel, Shields, Thor, Hammel, Bauer, Latos
    RP: Kenley, Familia
    DL: Corbin, Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Stanton, pick up Fiers or go off of matchups and stream until someone sticks

  169. Bob says:
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    Utility spot in 6×6 Roto with ops. Souza or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  170. Mr Baseball says:
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    Been holding on to Jon Singleton on my NA list – keeper league – I know he was hitting the ball really well a month ago – I know there is no room for him – how does his future look if a spot does open up for him the major leagues – if you are are not high on him I could move another player there to the NA spot and drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a Sept. call-up or an injury fill-in guy at this moment

  171. john says:
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    Quick trade question:

    12 Team H2H, keeper league w/ LF CF RF.

    His: Josh ‘Rehabbed’ Hamilton, Cory Seager, Chris Young (pitcher), Round 12 pick
    For
    My: Dallas Keuchel, Round 14 pick

    Basically amounts to Hamilton for Keuchel and I get the bonus of a potential keeper in Seager. Plus, II still have Scherzer and Liriano as my aces…….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would you keep Seager? Seems like a shallow league to be doing this

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Probably not unless he dominates…But I’ve neglected my team a bit and only have 1 of 2 N/A slots filled right now, so Seager would go into the other one.

        Even if I don’t keep him, Segura is my SS now so I’m looking for an upgrade. And my outfield needs a little more umph. Ozuna is my CF with the also always injured CarGo as my LF. I figure between Hamilton and CarGo, one of them will be healthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade doesn’t sound good

  172. slimbo says:
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    What’s up

    Teheran or rodon in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  173. Jon says:
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    I need to drop one of d’Arnaud, Duda, Franco, Bogaerts, Devon Travis, Soler, or Avisail. Who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’arnaud

  174. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop to free up a DL spot? Ryan Zimmerman or Brandon Morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  175. dom says:
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    matt moore isn’t a must add yet correct? control is supposed to be the last thing to come back after TJ and he didn’t have a ton of it to begin with.

    i have Dozier, Russell, and Turner for 2 MI spots and am holding Russell and Turner for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not adding Moore…dozier and Turner

  176. Jon says:
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    Which C to add? Cervelli, Realmuto, Swihart, Castro, Rosario, Pierzynski… or Schwarber hoping he’ll stay up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  177. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Hammel tonight ? Son not liking him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  178. hankg says:
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    Start Hammel tonight against LAD? Thanks.

    • hankg says:
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      @hankg: Sorry didn’t see previous comment!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  179. Frank White says:
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    Sup grey.. Karns vs (TOR) Estrada or Nova vs (PHI) Hamels?? Also i know it’s tuff against Hamels but is Nova a keeper??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova… He’s a keeper in some leagues

  180. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Pineda/Matt Moore/Jaime Garcia or Bauer/Tanaka?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  181. scotty the captain says:
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    yo grey- i have an offer on the table that i dont think i can turn down. 5×5 weekly roto league . i have to pick one though- encarnacion or mcutchten?? i dont really like either guy but the rest of the trade is pretty solid…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mccutchen

  182. Dommattingly says:
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    Do you cut Ozuma or Ian Desmond when Travis comes off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  183. JoeG414 says:
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    Need a Catcher again, (guess who I own ). I think I’m going with W.Rosario tonight, but who to pickup for two weeks :Rosario, Castro , Suzuki , B.Pena , J.McCann , W.Castillo ?
    6×6 daily roto.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      D.Navarro is also available tonight and going forward .
      Is he a better play tonight in Tampa vs Archer or Rosario home vs C.Anderson ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d play Wilin tonight, and in Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  184. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    alexei ramirez or paredes?

    CHUCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

  185. Dommattingly says:
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    Ozuma or Marlon Byrd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  186. 0z Jay says:
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    Hey Grey

    12 team roto, which side?
    Kluber or Cespedes & C-Mart

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, it’s fair

  187. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    grab which of realmuto/wellington beef while D’Arnaud is out yet again? 4 moves left for week, probably less if i grab delabar dropping cecil tonight (which i will have to if delabar gets a save). i grabbed osuna already. wellington get way too much time off (probably only plays like 60% of the time)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: think he’ll start playing more than literally every other day soon then (he is playing for his 3rd straight day right now), but before that it was only one other back to back, other than that time it’s every other day, so only around 4 days a week.

  188. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I think Carlos Santana is going to go through a hot stretch here pretty soon. His splits look like he’s been a second half player. A couple of his peripherals look kind of wonky. Not pulling the ball as much. Not really beating up fastballs like he has in the past. But I think he’s pretty well established as who he was. I think he’s a good buy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His splits have been total 2nd half, but confusing in the preseason every year b/c the stats say, ‘he’s finally clicking, look at his 2nd half,, then it turns out he’s just 2nd half…

  189. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    this is more batshit coming back from injuries WAY early, like Byrd. Beltre, who couldn’t swing a bat like 2 days ago, now is back in lineup?

  190. Tom says:
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    Someone in my 10 team H2H league just dropped Lackey. My current SP’s are:

    Bumgarner
    Kluber
    Strasburg
    Carrasco
    Zimmermann
    Lynn
    Gio
    Tyson Ross

    I have been dominating my league so I have been looking ahead toward the playoffs.

    The Nats have a cakewalk:
    [email protected]
    4vMIA
    3vBAL
    3vPHI

    The Cards have a fairly easy schedule:
    3 @MIL,
    3 @CHC,
    3vCIN,
    4vMIL

    The Padres schedule is the toughest schedule (60% chance of pitching @COL) plus it only has 12 games:
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    3vSF
    3vARI

    Would I be a fool to drop T. Ross for Lackey? I know I’d be giving up K’s but I think I’m going to be OK there. If Ross pitches in Colorado that could kill me. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  191. SamYo says:
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    Hi Grey, which SPs can I target if I’m looking to trade Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar?

  192. Jaymz says:
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    Good post, Grey!

    Well I traded McCann because I have Travis, but now Travis hits the DL, and the only 2 (seemingly legit) catchers left are Realmuto and Navarro. You would grab…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  193. Fubs says:
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    Drop Desmond for Forsythe, Franco or Paredes? What about Siegrest for Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

      • Fubs says:
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        @Grey: Welp Franco just got scooped up before I could grab him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doh

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Fubs: how deep are all these leagues that you can grab franco today or yesterday? can’t be bigger than 10’s i wouldn’t think.

  194. greg says:
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    All right….I think I may just dump Desmond when JoeFer gets back. In the meantime, I have Holt at SS and he’s been productive.

    1) ROS: Holt, Kang, Desmond, Flores, Russell, Espinosa, (Jed Lowrie??), Hardy are my lovely possibilities…Thinking of stashing Lowrie on DL, going with Holt, but Kang makes me think…

    What a headache. He was my number 2 pick, #26 overall, 14 team h2h…..but I can’t leave him sitting on my bench forever.

    2) And at catcher, looks like Gomes has lingering issues, Same question, ROS, Gomes, Ar’Naudy, Realmuto, Swihart, Hundley….maybe just stream and go with hundley when they have homestand….

    3) Related, when do you think they bring back Schwarber? I’m thinking earlier rather than later if they are still in the race….other reports state September….

    Thanks as always.

    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Holt 2) Gomes 3) Sept

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: So succinct….by the way, the “muttering his initials” comment was classic….picked Franco back up hour BEFORE his 2HR outburst, so thank you….!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Title was Rudy

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: How do I get an avatar, btw?

            And how do you like this team in 14 team h2h, 5×5 yahoo:
            C: Gomes
            1b: Miggy
            2b: Betts/Rendon
            SS: Holt (desmond…but…)
            3b: Longo/Franco
            OF: Springer/Yellich/Calhoun/Butler/

            SP: Kluber/Archer/DeGrom/Chavez/CMart/JoeFer
            CL: Tolleson/Grilli/McGee (and the next guy who gets traded)

            Can you believe someone gave up on Rendon already??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Team looks sweet, looks way better than a 14 teamer… Go to gravatar.com and upload a pic for an avatar

  195. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Chavez or Heston ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  196. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    the white fresh prince or jeffress when/if K-rod gets flipped? i’m rooting much more for this trade (well not to TOR though) than giles ascending, as giles has been spec save owned in many more places than anybody on MIL has.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i’d be much happier if scribner got OAK’s job first, better park, and he’s been really good all year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  197. Jake says:
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    Prince/Arrieta for Pujols/Phil Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  198. Groovy says:
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    Trade Kershaw to get Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  199. J-FOH says:
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    Wellington Castillo….Frankencatcher!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re Dr. Frankencatcher

  200. Pb&j says:
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    My Cruz for his Bumgarner. What do u think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Bum if I needed pitching

  201. The Great Knoche says:
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    300 days of sunshine a year in Denver my ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  202. royce! says:
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    Bummed the Twins moved Buxton to the bottom of the order — not sure what they disliked about him going 3 for 5 with 3 runs, but whatevs — but what I found really strange was that they have Vargas batting 8th today. When was the last time a DH batted 8th? Based on the “smart” NL managers batting the pitcher 8th, I thought that 8th is the spot for the worst hitter, and if your DH is your worst hitter, you’re doing it wrong (or he’s Jeter and you just need to keep him in the lineup for other reasons).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw that too, cause I held Vargas after his big Monday game… Ain’t like it’s the 1927 Twins either, plenty of room for Bux and Vargas higher up… I think it’s some goofy logic about easing them into the majors…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Totally goofy logic. These are professional athletes who have been praised their entire lives for being amazing at what they do. I think they can handle the pressure of batting in a more favorable spot in the freaking Twins lineup. Is management worried that Minnesotans will be slightly less courteous to them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Yeah, the heat of the Minnesota media is gonna rain pleasantries down on them

  203. FrankGrimes says:
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    thank you Kzar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Grimey

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Carrasco
        Pineda
        Iwakuma
        Wood
        liriano
        Kzar

        In March I was happy
        I’ll always have March

  204. Rick says:
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    Grey need some advice… Current team is as follows:
    C. Vogt
    1b.Morales
    2b.Doz
    SS.Hanley
    3b.Frazier
    Of.Harper
    Of.Upton
    Of.Giancarlo
    Util.Burns
    Have Beltre coming off the DL but don’t have a spot tried trading Morales no takers do I drop Morales? Only have 2 bench spots and I don’t like carrying a hitter on the bench. Also should I drop Burns for Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Morales…Hold Burns

      • Rick says:
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        @Grey: Thanks thats what i was leaning towards.Made a couple of offers including Beltre can leave him on the DL this week and see what happens.

  205. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    fingers are getting carpal tunnel from FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE! it’s SOOOO nice when you know a guy is coming up and grab him in 10 or so leagues before other people. I only have the other big names in 1 or 2 leagues that’ve come up mostly since most of them were grabbed faster than me. But which of those has been better than Franco, at this point he’s even better than Freakin’ Bryant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s insane right now

  206. J-FOH says:
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    My Odor batty call was dank!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  207. ashtray says:
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    The good thing about starting both Salazar and Chavez today is that I no longer have to worry about what my team does for the rest of the week.

    • Grey

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      Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ashtray: there is a freedom, now you can stream every even halfway decent start that you might’ve agonized over before.

  208. Maximumxpower says:
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    Drop B. Moss for Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  209. ashtray says:
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    Oh and there goes Heyward hitting another homer for someone else’s team moments after I cut him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ashtray: did you cut him last monday too, the day he started his nearly 500 OBP streak?

  210. thomas says:
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    I have an open OF spot.

    Pick up Adam Eaton, Alex Rios, Carlos Beltran, Logan Morrison, G, Parra, Mark Reynolds.

    • Grey

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      Beltran or Parra, depending on needs

  211. Paul says:
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    i think i can get rendon and lester for Hamels..

    I’ve been trading my pitching like crazy – just unloaded cole & kendrick for marte and C martinez.

    seems like a no brainer – I have jace peterson and travis on the DL — Arenado has third on lock down

    • Grey

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      I’d do that trade

  212. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper question. I am looking to maybe move Rodon for an upgrade at my util spot which is currently Vmart and Holt.

    Would you move him for:

    A. Franco
    B. Beltre and my first pick next year (12round as 11 keepers)
    C. Bruce

  213. goodfold2 says:
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    it took wood to the 7th inning to NOT have the leadoff guy get a hit on him, mostly singles though. K rate back down.

  214. Yoda says:
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    Should make a post start everyone and anyone @colrado

    Recent players I’ve streamed preston tucker 2hr,wellington Castillo hr, Rosario hr, Aramis ramirez hr
    On yea have arenado to :)

    • Yoda says:
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      @Yoda: drop those two shitty pitchers your holding onto and stream hitters and pitchers in h2h

  215. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    FRANCO says, “You hit me, I demolish you!!” H2H

    • Pugs&Slugs says:
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      @Pugs&Slugs: H2H Juggernaut this week baby!!

  216. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, not long ago I attended a Dodgers game and i’m not bragging, if you recall I was front row on the 3rd base side and I was the only one routing for the Rockies 3rd baseman. His name was Nado and he was in a bit of a slump at the time…. I continued to encourage him after each groundball he fielded. Even after his 0-2 start I continued to encourage him……He looked at me and was like “Why are you telling me to hide yo kids?” Apparently he didn’t embrace his own nickname. Personally I was befuddled with the 0-3 night against Greinke, but I never lost my faith cause Grey had predicted Nado as a top 20 guy,………….was everything I knew a farce?”) Then the 8th inning came and shizz got real………………………. Nado went yard and then it was time to tell everyone to lock yo doors, hide yo children cause a TorArenado was coming through! He’s been On One Since!!! We owe it to Jobu!!

  217. Mordacious Levator says:
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    pts league negative pts for K’s, positive for every other little thing, including 2 for steals. 1 each per bag for hits (homer is 4, single 1). with
    posey
    duda
    espinosa
    correa
    plouffe
    LF butler
    CF ozuna
    RF calhoun
    util ortiz
    BN segura. i’d probably be better off with a BN bat that both qualifies at multi positions and is doing better right now. Correa plays every day now anyway. drop segura for any of rasmus/e.rosario/byrd/canha? ESPN so all of those can go at to at least 2 positions. segura has only gotten 2.1 over last 30 days, 1.2 over last 15. byrd (3.7 small sample though), rosario (2.8), rasmus (3.3), canha (2.1) lately over last 15 days.

  218. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Yo Grey – Tried to obtain Rendon for Pineda, dude wants me to throw in Familia. Other RP’s are Chapman, Miller(DL), Street, Clippard, Davis, Osuna, Parnell.. 10 team league counts saves, not holds. Leaning towards pulling the trigger what do you think?

    • Jackie Treehorn says:
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      I’ll repost tomorrow

  219. thomas says:
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    Napoli was dropped, I am using Belt at UTIL and Morales at CI, is Napoli an upgrade over either?

  220. Jay says:
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    Lucroy or Ramos at C going forward?

  221. Natty Boh says:
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    Ivan Nova have any upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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