The Jurickson store called and they’re out of you so please report back to your nearest Jurickson store, because the A’s called up Franklin Barreto, who was named PCL Player of the Month. I just want to see Barreto on top of a Caprese salad, and then I’m going to dream I’m in Tuscany with Diane Lane and will hang a Do Not Disturb sign from my door for three whole minutes.  “Diane, did you enjoy that as much as I did?”  “I’ve never been satisfied.  Can I call you Hugh Jack-in-the-Box?”  “I’d be honored.”  Then we return from Tuscany and get bogged down in bills…stress…PTA meetings, but we’d always have three minutes in Tuscany to remember fondly.  In June, Franklin Burrata collected nine homers, three lasagnas and 13 doubles, and he hit .387 with 32 RBIs. His overall minors numbers were 65/12/48/.296/13 in 277 ABs.  He’s now on his 3rd call-up to the majors, and each time his Ks have skyrocketed like the fireworks that Diane saw in her eyes after our three minutes.  Franklin Barreto will be the A’s regular second baseman moving forward, and Bob Melvin is excited to see what he can do. I’m with Bob!  Which is what I say in every south Florida massage parlor, after explaining I want Lui-Sue to pretend she’s Diane Lane.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Christian Vazquez – Not only a catcher, but might be the hottest bat in the entire nation, and that’s including the fruit bat that John Malkovich keeps in his closet to suck his blood for old school transfusions.

Danny Jansen – Two catchers?  It is a holiday weekend!

Eric Thames – “Are those smelling salts you’re curing that salmon with?”  “Yes, for Thames.”  “Well, it worked!  You un-lox’d him!”

Austin Slater – Here’s what I said the other day, “(Slater) had 12 HRs, 6 SBs and a .308 average in Triple-A, and is 26 years old.  Not to get off the beaten path to beat a dead horse, but can you imagine the Giants waiting this long to call him up? Because they wanted to see what they had with Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski? I kinda expect Slater to inexplicably get platooned, so I’d only look at him in deep leagues for now, but he does have some power and speed.” And that’s me quoting me!

Kevin Newman – *wavy lines indicating a dream sequence* Hey, I’m about to place a huge Cole Tucker bid. This is gonna be awesome! I won’t need to use FAAB dollars for another middle infielder all year! Also, why is Giancarlo wearing a whipped cream bikini? Oh my God, that’s not whipped cream, that’s a body cast?  AHHH!!! *wavy lines*  That wasn’t a dream!  That was a nightmare!  Mislabeled dream sequence alert!

Keston Hiura – Who loves Hiura more than me?!  Shake your body spastically in my direction!  I am your Osho!

Cavan Biggio – Son just gave you his Cavan Biggio fantasy. It was written while Son was hang-gliding over the set of the latest Marvel movie for exclusive pics.

Isan Diaz – Prospect Mike went over Isan Diaz the other day as a stash, and I am all aboard!  Isan in my fantasy brain!  How’sever, I did talk to a Marlins beat writer about Diaz’s impending call-up and it sounds like August, so this might be premature, which is something no one’s ever accused me of being before!

Miguel Rojas – Just went over Rojas this morning.  It was so good you needs to go checks dat shizz out!

J.P. Crawford – Think Crawford’s already cooled off from his insane 4 (5? 6?) day streak, but I could see the flyer on him to see if there’s more here (I don’t think there is — wow, this is a buy with a capital question mark.)

Jeimer Candelario – He was a preseason favorite of mine.  I was dancing around, singing, “The Candy Man can!” Then I started singing, “The Candy Man should sit on the can because he’s sh*t,” but now he’s back and hitting, so I’m interested again.

Franmil Reyes – He could hit a home run for each dollar it takes to purchase a $54 vending machine steak!

Brendan McKay – I’m grabbing McKay for his bat and his arm and because he sounds like how a dad in the 90s would’ve called a 90210 character.

Chris Bassitt – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to a pet store to find out if it has a watermelon costume for its Border Collie.

Martin Perez – This is the last Streamonator call before the break.  “I just want it to be more melancholy.”

Liam Hendriks – The A’s bullpen is elementary, my dear Watson!  That element is Boron, except it’s spelled Mboron and the B is silent.  Obviously, the A’s should use Hendriks instead of Treinen, but they’re dealing with some Mborons.

Taylor Rogers – “Sometimes our parents do things that we don’t always understand like when dad drinks and calls his secretary at two in the morning and says, ‘I just really need to talk about the Twins’ pen,’ and he’s not talking about how Taylor Rogers is the Twins’ closer but he’s talking about how his secretary puts a pen in her breasts to write notes to him.” — a quote from Mr. Rogers.

Austin Adams – I get the sense the Mariners want this guy to be their closer.  Or they’re decorating a dorm room and think he’s Ansel Adams.

Nathan Eovaldi – Apparently, the new Red Sox closer. If the platypus is a duck designed by a committee, the Red Sox’s bullpen is a yuck designed by committee.

SELL

Hyun-Jin Ryu – More like Ryuken!  Which is you screaming in a white tattered karate gi, giving me the surgefist into my gut because I listed Ryu. I’m a bad person, I knew this. I mean, have you even read my (e)book?  The New York Times (e)Book Review said, “(e)Books can stay with you a lot longer than we ever imagine, and not simply because we get that stupid pinwheel and our Adobe Reader won’t close.  Grey’s (e)book, however, that’s a tour de farce of one unsympathetic character that you hope you never meet.” I’m not saying Ryu will just completely collapse.  I rank him in my top 100 for the 2nd half that’s coming next week, but has Ryu pitched more than 152 IP in five years?  No, he has not.  I love him, but to think he’s going to pitch a full 2nd half seems silly.  I’d check the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see what you can get for him.  I wouldn’t trade him for a face tattoo with a typo, but I would explore options.

  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Top of the charts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I thought your man Hung, would have tried to be first, so I thought I would beat him to the punch, just for fun sake..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • William Hung says:
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            I’m in Newport RI today and the mobile experience makes it hard to comment. Tough to be first.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Newport’s beautiful! Enjoy!

  2. normgi says:
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    14-team league. After much thought, I dropped Elias to activate Treinen. Sounds like a “doesn’t matter” (i.e., both should probably not even be rostered), right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  3. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Yo Grey,

    10 team H2H 5×5 (saves no holds)

    Your response in the previous post to “Are you holding on to Leclerc or ditching him for Hirano or Adams?” with Adams over Hirano got me shook.

    1) Ditch Elias for Adams?
    2) Ditch Hirano for Yoan Lopez?
    3) Please rank Alvarado, Elias, Adams, Lopez, Hirano

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. You did

  4. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    When is Bichette gonna be a buy in redraft leagues? Do you see him going the way of Vlad Jr. last year and we’ll have to wait till 2020? Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2020

  5. Big Al says:
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    Think Jansen keeps it up after the break? I have Molina and it’s nice he plays everyday but his lack of production the last month has made those starts not nice. Your choice moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know, but I’d try Jansen

      • 183414 says:
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        The Hall of Famer Daniel Jansen or Gary Sanchez ? Just want to know that Jansen isn’t the #1 catcher in all of baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HOFers always

  6. Q says:
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    Are we still holding Luis Urias in RCL? I’ve been holding him since early June when the Padres said they’d almost certainly bring him up before end of the month. (Eyeroll)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can move on

  7. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I see Corbin Martin had TJ surgery..Didn’t even know dude had a bum elbow..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right after the entire Corbin Martin graduates fiasco too

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Not sure what you mean..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            lol, still don’t get it..what am I missing here?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh not big enough deal

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                Cool so.

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Haha nice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grimey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  8. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    3Ls in row (9-5) overall.

    Who to start this weekend?

    Flaherty @SF? (over/under 90 pitches by 3inning)
    Lester @CHW?
    Arrieta @NYM?
    Luchessi @LAD? (eh)
    Maeda vs SD? (All 4 innings)
    Snell vs NYY? (think have too)
    Caleb Smith welcome back @ ATL? (I’m scared)

    Thankyou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Lucchesi, Lester, Smith or Arrieta

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Or Flaherty, or 3innings-McGee Maeda.

        I Snell a mid summer pitching staff firesale!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          By the seaSnell

  9. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set…..

    Which side Hoskins & Tanaka or Judge & S Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge but close

  10. Steve says:
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    10t redraft 5×5

    Not sure who to lose to pick up Jansen:

    5 starters (3 OF, 2 UTIL) out of:

    JD, S Marte, Domingo, Beni, Meadows, JoRam, Segura, J Turner

    Or should I lose McKay or Gallen (both are longer term holds, right)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  11. Matty says:
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    My patience is wearing thin with Bobby Bradley. Any redeeming quality there in a dynasty or time to move on? I’m leaning toward moving on for one of these other rookie nookies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can move on

  12. Squat Cobblers says:
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    I’m still crushin’ on Diane Lane after all these years. Evidently, she’s got some goldenpuss like one of those Bond movies…. Cause that Bon Jovi song “Shot thru the heart and you’re to blame. You give love a bad name” was written about her by Bon Bons Jovi.

    I’m sure I read that on Razzball so it must be true!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bon Bon Jovi wrote about Diane Lane? Well, I can beat some knockoff of Jon Bovi!

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        Why yes you can!

        Anyhoo…Hosmer or LeMahieu ROS in an RCL?

        Also, can’t believe yu selling high on me Ryu!! This hurts (but makes perfect sense.) Was hoping to ride Cole, Ryu, Giolito and Road Only-Marquez to RCL 2nd half splendor.
        Any chance RYU misses just 3/4 starts due to mysterious Innings Limit injury and gives me 180 IP ???

        Thanks Grey with the Mostess! (moistness?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… LeMahieu… I hope so on Ryu! Sadly his history tells us to expect 140 IP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moist respect!

  13. Brett says:
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    Fried or sonny gray in a qs league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  14. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Pick two:

    M. Lorenzen, D. Castillo, A. Adams, or H. Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams, Lorenzen

  15. Screwballs says:
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    Hope you are enjoying the 4th of July weekend.

    Quick question: 20 team league H2H using both AVE and OBP; pick 2 from Fletcher, Adames and Barreto?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! Barreto, Fletcher

  16. Adam says:
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    Which C do you prefer between Christian and Danny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez, but close

      • Adam says:
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        Add Ramos to that list- he last?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

  17. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    10-Team / H2H

    I’ve seen a lot of RP questions in both posts today but nothing that really settled my situation exactly. Would you make any switches below?

    I have: Holland, L. Jackson, Workman, Ottavino

    Available: Alvarado, L. Hendricks, Pagoan, Adams

    Also –

    I’ve bounced back and forth between K. Newman and Laureano all year. I can’t make up my mind. Which would you prefer?

    Thanks!

    Rice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano easily… RP question, do you have holds?

      • RICE says:
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        No holds.

        W / L / SV / HR / K / ERA / WHIP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So why Ottavino?

          • RICE says:
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            Just for the K’s and ratios, really.

            Using him as a streaming spot when a SP had a bad match up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d try Workman

              • RICE says:
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                Sorry to confuse… I already have Workman….

                I have: Holland, L. Jackson, Workman, Ottavino

                Available: Alvarado, L. Hendricks, Pagoan, Adams

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oops… Hendriks over Ottavino

                  • RICE says:
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                    Thanks Grey!

                    Have a great weekend!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You too!

  18. Cohen says:
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    Porcello at Det or
    Bassit at Sea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  19. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work as usual Grey! Thanks for the hard work…

    16 team h2h weekly points league…redraft

    previously I got offered Y. Alvarez and Flaherty for my DeGrom and you advised deGrom’s side so I declined… now he offered me Juan Soto and Flaherty for deGrom…

    What do you think? Does it make sense for my team?

    This is my team

    C James McCann C | CHW

    1B Pete Alonso 1B | NYM

    2B Jose Altuve 2B | HOU

    3B Eduardo Escobar 3B, SS | ARI

    SS Paul DeJong SS | STL

    OF Byron Buxton OF | MIN

    OF David Dahl OF | COL

    OF Franmil Reyes OF | SD

    U Matt Olson 1B | OAK

    PITCHERS

    SP Jose Berrios SP | MIN

    SP Shane Bieber SP | CLE

    SP Walker Buehler SP | LAD

    SP Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY

    SP Jacob deGrom SP | NYM

    RP Yonny Chirinos RP, SP | TB

    RP Ryan Pressly RP | HOU

    RP Kirby Yates RP | SD

    BENCH

    SP Yu Darvish SP | CHC

    SP Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL

    SP Brendan McKay SP | TB

    SP Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS

    3B Hunter Dozier 1B,3B | KC

    OF Kyle Tucker OF | HOU

    INJURED

    OF Giancarlo Stanton OF | NYY

    RP Tyler Glasnow RP,SP | TB

    Thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thank you.

        If I do decide to go for it… who is my drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not starting EdRod are you?

          • RicoSuave says:
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            I usually start him when he has a 2-start week (chance of getting more points)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Blech, I guess Dozier then

  20. Matt says:
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    Kingery or Newman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  21. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u feel good about this staff in 2 nd half of year?
    12 team roto
    Corbin
    Bieber
    Giolito
    Marquez
    Paddack
    Caleb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine

  22. Mr Baseball says:
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    So which players do you want to own in dynasty leaguie

    Isan Diaz  or Monte Harrison

    who will get the call up first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  23. Jason says:
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    Lamet or Rich Hill in redraft leagues? I was saving Rich Hill for the post season — not sure if he will even be pitching then..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

  24. Jordan Otte says:
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    Osho, what’s your take on the Astros rotation? Does James ever get a shot? Urquidy earn a second half look with a good start Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uriquidy’s interesting and has inside track for 2nd half

      • Jordan Otte says:
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        Thanks.

        I’m pretty sure nobody has been burned betting on Houston pitching as much as me this year. Between McHugh, Corbin Martin, and Framber, I have a nice dumpster fire ERA that has managed to stay warm all season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hard to go wrong with Astros pitching but those were good ways to do it

  25. moses mashers says:
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    Marquez/Bryant for my Doolittle/Suarez. What do you think? Marquez road schedule looks unfavorable. @yankees, @nationals, @cinncy road trip coming up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side

      • moses mashers says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Screaming Viking says:
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    In one league, I’ve stockpiled too many closers: Diaz, Kimbrel, Robles, Kelley, Rogers, C-Mart, and Treinen. I’ve got some offers out, but there’s not a lot of action in that league. If I have to cut 1 or 2, who should go? (It’s net saves, not just total saves — in case that makes a difference.) Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley, Treinen

  27. Ron Pridgen says:
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    7 pitcher limit so I need to trade 1 pitcher to make room for Clevinger off of IL.

    Who are the first 2 pitchers I should look to trade from this group?

    Giolito, Soroka, Beiber, Lynn, Wheeler, Boyd, Berrios

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka, Giolito

  28. komodos says:
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    Sano, Thames, or Barreto?
    13 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  29. Moonraker says:
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    No specific needs, bench bat. McNeil or Sano? I’m leaning McNeil. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

      • Moonraker says:
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        Thank you, have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  30. Glenn Sparkman says:
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    Put some numbers to your ROS Thames love if you’re not a chicken.

    Signed,

    Ozuna Owner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m chicken

  31. Cohen says:
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    Musgrove home vs Brewers or
    Flaherty at SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team H2H 5X5 with OBP and QS and limited season moves

    1. Drafted Robles for the steals but has not delivered in that area, hold or drop for another steals source or best overall player: Laureano, Senzel, Renfroe, F Reyes, N Lowe, Yandy Diaz, Barreto, Pederson, Sano

    2. Hold Luzardo or drop for: Lamet, Pineda, or streamer

    3. Best DL stash: Haniger, Pollock, G Polanco, Peacock, L Weaver, Turnbull

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Laureano 2. Streamer 3. Pollock — you too!

  33. Britton was says:
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    SAGNOF, but Adams, Kelley, Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  34. JP says:
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    Are you buying Justin Upton for the second half in AL only 4×4? I have another owner interested in him and he is in the first year of a three year $14 contract. I am inclined to move him if the offer is reasonable. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, but I don’t mind him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wouldn’t be selling hard, another words

  35. Thanz says:
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    Would you add

    Stripling
    Martin Perez
    Canning

    As a 7th starter

    Or

    Biggio
    Danny Santana
    Newman
    Cooper
    Barreto
    PIllar

    As a 2nd bench bat

    Roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Chirinos or Jansen ROS?

    When you put two catchers in the buy, you get 2x the catcher questions!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen — haha!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Sorry for the follow up. Carson Kelly over Chirinos too?

        FWIW, 0.002 points in team average get me 3-4 roto points…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kelly yeah

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Thanks! Tough news about cookie…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  37. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    When Pollock comes back from the IL, how would you rank these 3 ROS?

    Pollock, Laureano, Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, Robles

  38. Dave D says:
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    The real question is “ what the hell are they doing with George Matthew(s Jr.) aka Jorge Mateo. Frankly, I think he’s way sexier. His numbers are crazy: 81G, 67R, 13HR, 61 RBI, .305 AVG, 18SB. I don’t see Semien going anywhere so Mateo is either OF or 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t know what happened with him, but I haven’t heard any plans for his call-up

  39. krazyivan says:
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    Do pitchers still where pitching jackets? That was always such a wonky thing. Too bad McKay is not in the National League. His would be a yellow denim one with a brown suede collar.

    Did the Mariners outsource their baseball operations to India?
    “We could not find you any relief pitchers, only bowlers who play cricket”
    “Oh that’s o.k. You can usually pick up guys who clear waivers during the regular season.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I don’t know what happened with jackets…member they’d wear them on the basepaths

  40. Dontbichetteme says:
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    Happy Friday Gray,
    Wondering which of Jansen, sisco and Vazquez I should grab to replace y.molina at catcher. Or would you keep Molina a little longer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  41. mex says:
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    ROS who has the most saves?

    Hendriks, Oberg, Workman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendriks

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        How many saves do you think Liam gets?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          15

          • Immaculate Inning says:
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            15 more or total? He already has 4.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Total

  42. Joe Beisbol says:
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    In a redraft, would you trade Yordan Alvarez for Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  43. Beastman says:
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    Howdy on this Friday,

    OBP league, Soto and Amad Rosario or Trea Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  44. mex says:
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    How can it be that 4 teams do not have games on a Friday night? Leading into the ASB no less.
    What in the world is Major League Baseball doing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s mind boggling… not sure how made this schedule but they should be fired

  45. Alex says:
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    I’m rolling with Biggio at 2B right now but I’ve been holding Luis Urias. Would you keep Urias to see what happens or add Laureano as a bench bat? My outfield has V. Robles and Benintendi, and Laureano could be a nice replacement on their benched days or if I make a trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  46. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dahl & lance Lynn
    OR
    A. Mondesi & Sano

    I’d probably drop Sano for a streamer (Gallen/Strahm tier available)

    ROS only

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  47. OaktownSteve says:
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    I want to point out that the Astros have a guy at AAA who has 126 r+rbi, 24 homers and 19 steals and he can’t crack the MLB roster. That’s just crazytown.

    I also want to bitch about the team ahead of the kids team by just making a list of some guys he’s got most of whom he drafted: Contreras, Sanchez, Freeman, McNeil, Devers, Kepler, J. Polanco, Andrus, Giolito, Sonny Gray, Montas, Stroman. Plus this guy has had zero FaaB for a month and hasn’t lost a single guy besides Montas. Meanwhile we’ve had Gennett, Stanton, LaStella, L. Gurriel (today), Treinen and Pence go down just this month.

    How your teams doing Alfie? I kinda don’t like this season. Feel like the goofy ball has added an element of the arbitrary.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Oak! I agree I don’t like this season either.
      Adding Harper to my ever growing do not draft list.

      I was at the As game other night
      some dude had a sign:
      “Get a load of Semiem” lmao.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        A’s fans are the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Astros guy will never crack the team! So nuts… they should trade him…

      I’m in 1st in a few leagues, and close in a few…. not a bad year…except for my team in our league… how about that Giancarlo?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks on the Oaktown kiddies too… Treinen and Stanton are brutal losses

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, speaking of Treinen, one guy who I drafted on a few teams who was going way too low and has been amazing (as usual): Hader

  48. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Are we still on the Sogard train?

    14-team OBP 5×5 roto

    Barreta and Robel Garcia would be options at 2B if the real Eric Sogard is taking his body back from Ryne Sandberg.

    Others with 2B elig that are FAs are Moran, Odor, Beckham, A.Frazier, Pinder, Wendle, and Edman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Barreto

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Done.
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            14-team Saves+Holds league question…

            I have Hand, Kelley, and Hendriks but have a spot available on the bench. Any names pop out from the FA list?

            Austin Adams, Yusmeiro Petit, Diekman, Dyson, Chafin, Suero, Brasier, Jacob Webb, Minter, Lorenzen, Andrew Miller, Romo, Stammen, and Bummer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I guess Adams

              • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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                Meh.
                I feel the same way, I think. I might just grab a hitter for the bench spot instead…

                A.Frazier, A. Dickerson, Longoria, Matt Adams, D.Fowler, Tim Beckham, Miggy Cabrera, Wendle, or Candelario?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Jeimer

                  • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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                    Got heeeeeeem.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

  49. Mr. G-Unit says:
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    Hey Grey

    Don’t you think its time to Yam aboard the yamamotion (copyrighted, but i’ll let you use it on your next buy column) train!!!

    29ip only 12 hits allowed. Minor walk concern, but faced some tough teams, and looking good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And throws about 88 MPH! But yeah impressive… throwing slow is the new fast!

  50. Travis Hafner says:
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    What the **** do I do with EDiaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I don’t know… bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything Mets touch is polluted

  51. DonnieB says:
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    I traded my Didi for Pham a couple weeks ago. Pham has been pretty bad. Will he still be ranked above Didi for ROS? 0-6 tonight. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  52. Chris says:
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    H2H points league

    Rank these closers rest of season

    Giles
    Carlos Martinez
    Taylor Rogers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, C-Mart

  53. Travis Hafner says:
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    Candelario continuing to hit. How do you rank Candelario, Cooper, and Barreto right now? Can own two.

    Also, AAdams or Workman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Candy, Cooper

      Workman

  54. FrankGrimes says:
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    Terrible news for cookie. One of my favs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, terrible news… damn…

  55. Perfect Game says:
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    Diaz implodes again. I have Hand, Jansen and Diaz. Thinking of trying to trade for Will Smith to replace Diaz. Who do you like more? Smith could end up being a set-up guy on another team t the trade deadline. But, Diaz could end up sitting on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Smith

  56. CloudTown says:
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    Got the hole dug in the garden for the body, can’t call the the cops about this.. wait a minute, he moved, Goldy’s alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  57. pugs slugs says:
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    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP) – $280 Auction (Keep 5)

    Hi Grey and fellow commenters,

    I was offered Rhys ($48), Corbin ($15), and Aguilar ($31) for Robles, Hampson, and Matz. Obviously I get an immediate upgrade in power and a solid SP, but it really weakens me in SBs. I also don’t think it’s enough given Robles will only cost $18 next year, and all three guys I get in return will only be rentals as their prices are too high for the options I already have. Even the other owner doesn’t plan to keep any of them. I also have the #1 WP. A stud bat from the AL could be the difference maker I need, but it could also be too little, too late.

    I’m currently in 1st place by 3 games. The #2 team just made a few deals that gave them a really great H2H team. It looks like I’m going to be in second place next week (back 1-2 games) based on the way this week is going. Their Roster includes: Alonso, Soto, Baez, Tatis, Realmuto, Renfroe, Scherzer, Nola, Lucchesi, Keuchel, Yamamoto, Hader, Davis, and Holland. They are solid all around with no gaps in their hitting. Their team is built well for H2H, and there are a few teams they will steamroll (8-2 or better) over.

    The #3 team I have to worry about steamrolling (hitting categories) has Yelich, Arenado, Bell, Starling, Swanson, Kingery, and Riley. His pitching is above average, but other teams can still beat him.

    I think I will be able to get second place with my current team and given my matchups for the remainder of the year, but the #3 team is trying to trade a cheap Kingery for a Corbin type SP, which will make him quite a bit better.

    Money Breakdown in our league.
    Regular season (22 weeks) – 1st gets 50% of $ and 2nd gets 20% of $.
    Tourney Champ (last 3 weeks) – 1st gets 20% and 2nd gets 10%.

    My Roster is below. I have holes in my offense with the platoon situation between Z-man and Adams, lack of ABs for Slater right now, and Wolters’ lack of power. Hampson is a dud, and Inciarte will probably be a part-time player when he gets back. Ryu has been great, but doesn’t have an elite K/9, and I have a bunch of #3 to #5 guys with low K/9.

    CA Wolters
    1B Rizzo (40)
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon (35)
    SS Escobar (13)
    IF Slater
    OF Acuña Juña (38)
    OF Harper (47)
    OF Robles (18)
    OF Adams
    UT Zimmerman
    B Hampson (13)
    B Inciarte
    SP Ryu(10), Musrove(6), Eflin(4), Mikolas, Matz, Richards, Stripling,
    RP Yates(13), Kimbrel(11), Jackson
    IL Wood

    Available on FA are: Robel Garcia, Muñoz, Almora, Edman, and Bote. I know Grey is intrigued right now by Muñoz, but Carpenter will probably be back after the ASG.

    As you can see, I’m really struggling with this decision. I view Acuña and Robles as the keystone pieces to build my offense around for the next several years given their 5-tool fantasy skill set.

    Who’s “Sacrifice and Bulk Up”, and Who’s “Let H2H Play Out”?

    Thanks in advance for your replies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hoskins/Corbin and worry about your keepers after you win

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks for your reply! I’ve been busy messaging other owners. Her’s what I got.

        Please Rank:

        A) I’ve been offered: Robles and Matz for Rhys and Corbin.
        B) Robles, Hampson, and Houser FOR Blackmon, Segura, and Wheeler.
        C) Robles, Hampson, and Houser FOR Blackmon, Hiura, and Wheeler
        D) Robles, Adams, Matz and Richards FOR deGrom, Flaherty, Moustakas, and Votto. This team doesn’t want Hampson.
        E) Robles, Adams, Matz and Richards FOR deGrom, Flaherty, Moustakas, and Myers.

        My Thoughts:
        A) Best Bat and a very solid arm. Could make it easier to trade Hampson or Ryu for another important piece.
        B) This gives me back speed and pop. It also adds a second key bat for my platoon situation. Solid Arm in return.
        C) Same as B, but Segura probably more dependable
        D) He doesn’t have one solid bat, but I get deGrom and hopefully Flaherty can turn it around.
        E) Votto vs. Myers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. You mean you’ve been offered Rhys/Corbin for Robles? — Rhys side

          B. Blackmon side

          C. Blackmon

          D. deGrom

          E. deGrom

          B is best for you for big bat… D is best for deGrom

          • pugs slugs says:
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            Sorry for any confusion there. let me clarify.
            (A) is the only offer right now. It was sent to me.
            (B-E) are other possible trades I am thinking of offering if you think they might benefit me more given my roster above.

            I have few hours to decide before (A) expires. Rhys and Corbin could be the difference maker for this week as Corbin starts tomorrow, and I am tied in Ws and Ks are really close. Also, deals B-F would not happen until tomorrow. If I did deal A, I’d have Rhys’ bat in my lineup tomorrow and we are close in all the hitting categories.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A is good for Rhys/Corbin

              • pugs slugs says:
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                So to Clarify, A is the best.

                Thanks a bunch! I’ve come to terms with parting with Robles.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  58. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Benintendi on waivers. Should I claim him? Would use Yordan (playing time issue); Brantley; Dahl; or Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Brantley

  59. David says:
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    Please rank ROS, Walker, H. Dozier and Sano. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Dozier

  60. luvdarooks says:
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    BIG SHOULDER IF so anyway—who is more valuable in a 6×6 with QS and net wins NEXT YEAR Severino or J Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  61. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Need pitching help. Conforto or Benintendi too much to give for Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too much

      • Hershel says:
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        How about Hunter Dozier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fair

  62. The Other JC says:
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    1. Best stash on IL? Salazar, Peacock, P Lopez
    2. Sonny Gray and Quintna on the wire. End of my staff includes Lucchesi and Yamamoto. Hold? Swap?
    3. Buttrey, Minter, Petit on wire. Any better than P Baez, Strop, Dyson for holds and ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Salazar 2. Swap both 3. Meh

      • The Other JC says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Manson says:
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    Choose two you would potentially drop for Barreto in a points league

    Olson
    Laureano
    Murphy
    Eloy

    Also, do you think McKay gets recalled at some point?

    • The Other JC says:
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      Right after all-star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Yes on McKay

  64. zach jany says:
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    Need to drop 1 guy to make room for c.smith. Who u think?

    • zach jany says:
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      Garver
      Gallo
      Mondesi
      Rendon
      Andrus
      D.santana
      K.davis
      Conforto
      Senzel
      L. Gurriel
      Ohtani
      Hiura

      Lament
      E.rod
      Marquez
      Castillo
      Soroka
      Gallen
      W.davis
      Robles
      Alvarado

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From who?

  65. Cohen says:
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    Mercado or Jose Mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  66. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking for streamer for tomorrow

    Samardzija vs. St. Louis
    Thronton vs. Balt.
    Mahle vs Clev
    Urquidy vs. LAA

    Which two do you like best?

    I’m leaning Samardzjja at home as well as Mahle
    Thanks and have a great weekend

    • lwomack58 says:
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      Sorry had a 2nd question.
      CJ Cron hits DL-Currently have Voit, Glasgow and now Cron? Who’s the drop to stream one of the above pitcher.

      Thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, Mahle

  67. Cohen says:
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    SON doesnt like Giolito at home vs Cubs
    Start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  68. Bull says:
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    Bench two

    Murphy @ Ari (Ray)
    Olson @ Sea (Gonzales)
    Laureano @ Sea (Gonzales)
    Eloy vs CHC (Lester)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, Murphy

  69. Place Tevere says:
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    In an OBP redraft league would you want Smoak, Yandy, Dozier or Lowe at 1B? Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Yandy, Lowe

  70. Joe Schmo says:
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    I need to drop someone to activate Scherzer off the N/A list. Who should I lose? I would normally cut Villar but I’m desperate for steals. Thanks

    C- Contreras
    1B – freeman
    2B – Baez
    3B – Bregman
    SS – trea
    Of – Hoskins
    Of – meadows
    Of – Alvarez
    Util – JDM
    UTIL – Villar
    Bench – Upton, Brantley

    SP – Bauer, Scherzer, Corbin, wheeler, Boyd, bieber, giolito
    Rp – Doolittle, Hand, Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  71. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? If you want to laugh for an hour check out #revolutionarywarairportstories

    Hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, poop! Already been there!

  72. Botsen says:
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    One gotta go points league

    Cruz
    Murphy
    Olson
    Laureano

    • Botsen says:
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      Add Marwin to this list and drop two

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Marwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  73. Juubaka says:
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    Should i start fried vs miami today? Im leading in wins and strikouts, but almost last place in era whip and strikout to walk ratio. I am in 3rd place overall because of my offense , wins, and strikouts. I mean if i can get my era, and whip down i will be in first place again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Juubaka says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. Primetime says:
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    10 team keeper OBP

    Lindor for Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, but close

  75. JC says:
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    Kyle Hendricks and Molina for Lucchesi and Ramos. Which side. I know weird to exchange catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  76. Krintz says:
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    You would add Marwin over any of the following

    Hiura
    JUp
    Yordan
    Kingery
    Riley
    Laureano

    Would you add JUp over any of the following

    Olson
    Laureano
    Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Murphy

  77. Bill says:
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    Upton or Cruz ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  78. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    check out right now in espn p.payano TEX, for him is being shown a picture of big willie calhoun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  79. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Machado/Paddack for TreaT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treat, but it’s fair

  80. Haps says:
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    Someone dropped McKay. Would you pick him up in place of Dak Hudson?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      unless you get major points for GB% or maybe double plays in yr league mckay.

  81. zombie says:
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    Saturday howdy, Grey! Really, Fried? The Marlins?? Now I have to start Paddack @ LAD! Drop Fried and give Pivetta a shot? More upside? More downside? Ugh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know…. Can lose Fried there

      • zombie says:
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        Thank you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  82. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Have a preference of any of these guys? Pineda, Matz or Urquidy. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, Urquidy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crappy news

  83. Kelyeh says:
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    Hi Grey,

    My Tommy La Stella is down, and now I really need to find a 2B replacement.

    The FA 2B available in the market are the following, could you please rank them for ROS. thank you!

    Yuli Gurriel, Freddy Galvis, Colin Moran, Cavan Biggio, Keston Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, Gurriel

  84. brett says:
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    Sonny Gray or Heaney in a QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  85. Cohen says:
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    GRey, would u drop any of these pitchers to pick up Boyd?
    Corbin
    Marquez
    Bieber
    Caleb
    Giolito
    Paddack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Smith, but they’re all good

  86. TJ says:
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    Should I drop verdugo for Scooter G?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. krazyivan says:
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    My Dahl for his Hiura and Lucchesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl side, but fairish

  88. Perfect Game says:
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    I think I saw an answer to this question on a previous post, but can’t find it.

    Would you take Will Smith over Edwin Diaz ROS even with the chance Smith gets traded?

    Diaz peripherals are good, but he is getting hit hard at 48%, ground ball rate way down and giving up gopher balls. His SIERRA is 2.57 and xFIP is 2.87 and has an unlucky .425 BABIP. Wondering if he will turn it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Smith

  89. prestige says:
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    Looking to clear some bench space for speculative closers, as I’m struggling with saves.

    I’m rotating the following guys in my OF / MI / Util places. Which guys should I drop?

    Sogaard
    B Dixon
    J Jones
    Fletcher
    Biggio

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Fletcher, Sogard

  90. brett says:
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    Gallen or Sonny Gray in a league with QS instead of wins?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      gray since he’ll
      1. be guaranteed no innings cap
      2. be likely to go longer into games for this year certainly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  91. packers2018 says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12 team dynasty keep all, OPS added as a 6th bat category.
    I was offered the following trade, what do you think?

    My Springer and Bregman.
    His JD Martinez, M. Chapman, F. Reyes and M. Chavis.

    I would lose either Newman or D. Santana for Chavis, and it would be Reyes over Cooper with roster flexibility I have. I’m tempted, but was thinking of asking for Puig over Reyes just for SB’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  92. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    top 5 on this list (OBP/QS/(saves+Holds) league

    Chase Anderson SP | MIL
    Robinson Cano 2B | NYM
    Danny Duffy SP | KC
    Jarrod Dyson CF | ARI
    Ken Giles RP | TOR
    Marco Gonzales SP | SEA
    Andrew Heaney SP | LAA
    Danny Jansen C | TOR
    Jake Junis SP | KC
    Brad Keller RP | KC
    Omar Narvaez C | SEA
    Sean Newcomb SP | ATL
    Emilio Pagan RP | TB
    Harold Ramirez RF | MIA
    Taylor Rogers RP | MIN
    Justus Sheffield RP | SEA
    Marcus Stroman SP | TOR
    Justin Turner 3B | LAD
    Alex Verdugo RF | LAD
    Christian Walker 1B | ARI
    Jesse Winker RF | CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeimer. Jeimer. Jeimer

      Dyson, Rogers, Jansen, Walker, Turner

  93. JC says:
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    I started to drop Carrasco from my IL spot for Salazar when I read Carrasco talking about a return near the end of July. I know most folks on this site are not doctors (nor do they play one on tv) but this seems crazy, doesn’t It?? I figured he would be done for at least the year and would focus on treatments and building back strength. Have you heard anything different?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he misses the rest of the year, but I don’t know

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      few of us are doctors true, but most of us are smarter than the “doctors” for teams like NYM and sometimes STL as well (or LAA or WAS) when it comes to injuries. i’d myself say something like carrasco will be back this year (like early sept) probably 40ish% of the time.

  94. Verlander says:
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    Biggest need is stud sp…..i am able to trade for Verlander and famil reyes…..for my Dahl and giolito…

    Seems no brainers to take it..thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for Verlander

  95. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Thinking it was a little premature on Goldy, not dead but recovering, hoping for a second half surge!

    Dreaded C Q. In a 10 tm 1 C league where Danny is currently available, you like him over Alfaro? A had a nice day today but D is the current community darling.

    Had a league mate throw his whole season on the fire to beat me this year, have had some dissapoints but your rankings have gotten me in a good position. Looking forward to a fun second half!

    Razz is the best, I’ve done amazing since I stumbled on your site. ‘TRON has been a necessity the last few years.

    Thanks!

    • CloudTown says:
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      I question the FML and almost immediately AuShizz hits another bomb. Hoping lots of Capri Sun balls are thrown his way second half!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, Au Shizz!

    • CloudTown says:
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      I question the FML and almost immediately AuShizz hits another bomb. Hoping lots of Capri Sun balls are thrown his way second half!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d try Danny

  96. CloudTown says:
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    I question the FML and almost immediately AuShizz hits another bomb. Hoping lots of Capri Sun balls are thrown his way second half!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  97. JC says:
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    Weekly checkup. 12 teamer, h2h. Tied for final playoff spot after spending most of the year in 9th or so.

    Best on wire:
    SP: Quintana, Archer, Sonny, Anibal, Roark, Gallen, Marco
    Hitters: Gordon, Yandy, Marwin, Avisail, C Vazuez

    Ramos
    C Santana, Bryant , Moose
    Trea, Segura, Albies
    acuna, Hoskins, Laureno, Maz, Eloy
    Util: Soler
    Morton, Castillo, Bieber, Berrios, Paddack, Lucchesi, Yamamoto, Yonny
    Strop, Dyson, P Baez (holds league, I punt or stream saves as needed)

    Any changes? Glaring needs? My SP group is larger than usual so wondering about trading for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting looks fine… Could see some of the waiver pitchers over some of your guys in the right matchups

      • JC says:
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        Thanks. Maybe I can swing a two for one upgrade. Whit owner likes Hoskins. I think Whit helps my team with steals, average. I may go fishing there…Hoskins and Yamamoto or Lucchesi might get it done. Then pick up Sonny or Quintana.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sounds decent if you need power

  98. Cotts says:
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    Bench two

    Eloy vs CHC (Hendricks)
    Cruz vs Tex (LeClerc)
    Olson @ Sea (LeBlanc)
    Laureano @ Sea (LeBlanc)

    Also would you drop Dakota Hudson to pick up McKay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes drop Dakota

      Eloy, Olson

      • Cotts says:
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        Thanks. Hiura was just dropped in my league. Would you pick him up over anyone above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should make a trade

          • Cotts says:
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            I agree. I have too many good hitters. Who would you look to trade first?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eloy prolly get most, I’d think

              • Cotts says:
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                Gotcha. So pass on Hiura?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like him, but I don’t see how you have room, can lose Olson I guess, if you need an MI

  99. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    Biggio, Barreto, Fletcher, Candelario

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeimer, Barreto

  100. MikeZ says:
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    DeJong has been bad since April. Would you replace him with Desmond, Kole Calhoun, Galvis, Pillar, JBJ or hold in my 12 team 5×5 roto league with no bench? I’m in first place, average is my worst hitting category… thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold, but patience wearing thin on him

  101. prestige says:
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    Are Alzolay, Plesac and Voth all droppable in 15 team leagues since they got sent down to AAA? Or is it just a temporary rotation thing with All-Star break coming up and hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop them

  102. ThE sHiT says:
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    F**ing Wheeler!!!

  103. ThE sHiT says:
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    F***ing Wheeler!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, way to go to the break

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        So bad he needed two different posts lol

        But seriously, seems like we cant have anything nice with pitching this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, maybe he can go 7 IP with only 4 ER (HAHAHAHAHA riiiiiight)

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            Thats a normal line for an ace not named Scherzer, Verlander or Cole this year. Funny, i just looked at Verlanders page, guess what his line was last start? Ill wait…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, true

  104. Licketty Splits says:
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    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Looking for possible upgrades in 12 team 30 player rosters with weekly lineups (& no DL)
    Available: JBJ, Reddick, Cano, Rojas, Maikel, Renato, Moran, Bauers, or Candyman
    a few potential drops might be : Eaton, Grichuk (injured?), Mazara, Thames, JoMa, or Perderson (losing PT?). I have pretty decent flexibility so positions not a huge factor.
    Doing middling in most Cats except WHIP & W’s but still in 3rd (barely)
    Any help for me with those FAs??

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      sorry ..Wendle is also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Jaimer, JBJ and Bauers over Eaton, Grichuk and Pederson

  105. Bombers says:
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    What’s the deal with Austin Meadows?! You think he’s going to bounce back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still like him… He was never as good as April/May, and he’s not this bad either

      • Bombers says:
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        Any chance he finishes the year with a 900 or better OPS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I doubt it

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          for a guy with steals though a mid .800 is still good. he should be able to do that one.

  106. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anyone else relieved a “back injury” is causing Yelich to bow out of the HR derby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, totally

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      i have no idea why any of these guys even do that thing. they can clearly see evidence of other guys in past years injuring themselves sometimes while doing it. maybe a guy on a clearly not playoff team could do it and risk very little, but everybody else…

  107. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Do you prefer Pagan or Eovaldi for save speculation ROS?

    Do you think Joc is going to lose PT when Pollock returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

      Yes on Joc

  108. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. My TreaT and Flaherty for Machado and Paddack? Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d want Treat but it’s fair

  109. ThE sHiT says:
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    Flaherty trying to make up for Wheelers mess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  110. krazyivan says:
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    On a scale between 1 to 10 , with 1 being no worries and 10 being panic, where are you on the Conforto back “stiffness” issue?

    It could really explain why he has really sucked lately. Pull rate down, hard contact down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It might explain it but I’m not worried… Everyone has iffy injuries going into the break, look at Yelich

  111. JC says:
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    1. Avisail or Yandy?
    2. Would you trade Bryant for Scherzer?

    • JC says:
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      Bad second question. No context. The replacement for Bryant would be Avisail or Yandy so a big drop off. To gain Max I would then drop Lucchesi. So I complicated things..,,in essence:

      Max and Yandy/Avisail for Bryant and Lucchesi. Ok, I owe you a boba for the worst question of the week

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, I’d take Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yandy 2. Yes

  112. Punz says:
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    Looking to unload some hitters for some much needed pitching. Which trades would you make?

    My Olson & Eloy for his Cole
    Olson & Eloy for Giolito
    Olson & Eloy for Odorizzi

    • Crazy J says:
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      Someone will really give up Cole for Olson and Eloy?

      • Punz says:
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        No but I’m going to see what I can pull off

        • Punz says:
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          Another trade would be the two for Domingo German

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No on Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like all of them except last one… 1st one 1st

      • Punz says:
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        Same hitters, but which pitchers do you think are obtainable and or would you do?

        Morton
        Clevinger
        Minor
        Nola

  113. Crazy J says:
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    Strongly considering trading Marquez for a face tattoo with a typo!

    Hope you’re in good shape for the post-All-Star-break run. My confidence is at an all time low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Confidence low, but we must continue to remain steadfast in our desire to see German succeed or at least be worth a fantasy #4

  114. Mo Money says:
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    16 team, 4 player keeper points league.
    I got offered Chapman and next years 6th round pick for Correa. I got Gurriel filling in, and my 4 keepers are Bellinger, Merrifield, Devers and Alvarez.
    I’m trying to Create a dynasty Belichick style, not sure if Correa is a keeper with all of my talent (Starling Marte was my keeper but being replaced by Alvarez).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman’s better than Correa, don’t see that changing by at least beginning of next year’s ranks

  115. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick best streamer out of these 3?
    Fiers vs Wsox
    Yu vs Pirates
    Junis vs Det
    All at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu, Fiers

  116. Brett says:
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    Is pagan the closer in Tampa now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful, but he could be — would guess in the mix

  117. Art of Bat Flipping says:
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    Grey,

    What line do you think these two will have 2nd half?

    Lourdes

    Yordan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll be projecting guys in the top 100

      • Art of Bat Flipping says:
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        Cool. When is that again?

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          i think tomorrow or certainly it’s in the next 3 days.

  118. Danny almonte says:
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    Trout expiring end 2020, or Machado 2020 and Buxton 2021?

  119. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Who has more saves ROS – C-Mart or Liam?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      carmart, hendricks might give that back, carmart doesn’t have anybody behind him near better than him, treinen easily gets that back at some point (i’m sure no worse than 50/50 that happens)

  120. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    AL only with holds added, QS over wins, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added and we keep 3 at previous season’s ADP’s. (so i got these guys to keep, 3 of: gallo (5th), otani hitter (10th), vlad (3rd), bieber (8th), minor (16th or 17th))
    C jansen
    1B gallo (OF)
    2B altuve
    SS villar (2B, he’ll be a 5th next year)
    3B vlad
    MI odor (2B)
    CI tellez (1B)
    OF (4) grichuk, upton, mercado, bauers (1B)
    util (1) otani
    BN dannys antana (1-2B/OF)
    DL pence, a.diaz, duffy
    SP: bieber, minor, paxton, porcello, duffy, gibson, urquidy (he’s being dropped, maybe for framber again, hard to think urquidy keeps a SP job), yarbrough
    RP: barnes, wittgren, pressly, buttrey

    got a trade offer of:
    my bieber for
    ed-rod + k.davis

    is this good enough, thing is i’d have to drop a hitter in this. guessing that would be tellez and bauers or dannys antana to CI. bieber in the 8th would be a great keeper, but so are all 3 of gallo (5), otani (10), vlad (3), and if no bieber those are almost certainly my 3.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      and have manning DET in lone NA slot (with mize out, and puk/luzardo owned probably best stash not owned is manning or pearson, could’ve stuck with n.lowe but now he’s owned by somebody else too). 10 team h2h league.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        OOPS, got my deals mixed up, the deal here right now is:
        canning + k.davis for bieber. that’s better probably than ed-rod. well unless canning gets his innings cut in september. i could very likely get ed-rod thrown into canning’s spot here though, this is the 3rd similar idea thrown to me by this opp, one of the other ones had ed-rod in it.

  121. Stream Weaver says:
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    Saves plus holds league: is Jose Alvarado droppable for Sam Dyson? Thanks

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      he’s an even grosser decision in saves only esp as he hasn’t been DL’d yet but should’ve been. saves + holds it’s easier to do that. lots usually of other useful guys not owned (as dyson isn’t now in yours) at pretty much any time. i’d at least wait to hear a bit of news (but that shit might even take till friday so maybe not)

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        I’m just so sick of Alvarado. All my DL spots are full and I’m looking for an excuse to get him off my team. I don’t trust Dyson but his numbers are really good. 14 S+H and whip under 1

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          who else is out there (dyson does have a good FIP, but he’s behind watson usually too)? dyson would move up of course if smith gets traded. i’m more screwed than you in a money 12 team saves only where i have alvarado (will have a DL slot if i’m right about peacock being back right after break) and few closers are in FA. dropping him outright much harder in my spot.

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