Oakland promoted Franklin Barreto this weekend, and a friend of mine who I only see when he’s mowing my lawn said, “You got to go to The Mission if you really want a Barreto.”  Recalling my 1600 Yelp reviews of every Chipotle in Los Angeles county, I exclaimed, “No way, Jose!”  But he replied, “Mr. Grey, my name is Julio.”  Then we laughed, and, even though he laughed with jajajajaja and I laughed with hahahaha, we found a common ground.  As for fantasy, Prospector Ralph said, “Barreto offers hard contact, some speed.  Gets caught a lot, and who knows how much the A’s send him.  He’s exciting though.  Upside guy with a low floor this season.  Now can I go back to bitching about Tanaka?”  There ya go!  Right from the prospect whore’s mouth!  I tried to get Barreto in all of my leagues, but, alas, he was gone.  Yesterday, he went 2-for-5, 1 run, after homering in his first game on Saturday.  He’s worth a flyer in all leagues in case he sticks with Semien.  Ew.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.45 vs. Derek Holland – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  This was a matchup billed as Holland vs. Gray; city where marijuana is legal vs. me; whoa, dude vs. I!

Carlos Rodon – Will make his debut this week, and I’ll guess it’s Wednesday vs. the Yankees.  What do I win?  A 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks start.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  His last name is pronounced like “chicken-turkeys” but with some Bs.  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for Chicken-Turkeys with some Bs, and it doesn’t like his next start.

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Struggled a bit through the week, but the Rangers gave him a vote confidence, and he went out and performed admirably, in honor of the Rangers starting D. Robinson at 2nd.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .257, and his 2nd homer this week.  Fun fact!  He has a sister, Trish-Sue Ah Choo, who the family calls Kleenex.

Joey Gallo – Was sent back to Texas to have his hamstring evaluated.  How’s that song go, all my x-rays are in Texas…

Michael Pineda – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.12.  Pineda’s slow ERA increase is like the yodeler on The Price is Right, and at some point soon he’s going to fall off of fantasy teams.

Aaron Hicks – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury, and will miss a month.  Oblique means vaguely terrible.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  The other day Cougs said to me, “Why did you call me Corey during…ya know?”  I said, “Because I thought about how it was during the throes, and I thought about how Corey throws, and he struck out 13 guys for my fantasy team, and, well, you do that, and I’ll start calling your name out.”  She now understands what it’s going to take, but I’m not sure I’d pick her up in mixed leagues yet.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (0 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  His peripherals are: 6.9 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 4.83 xFIP.  I get it, you’re not in a league with those stats, but Ervin’s getting by with a whole lot more than magic.

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .280.  I watched his home run yesterday, and, he looks like a guy that could have a Scott Schebler-type breakout.  Maybe not this year, maybe next year, maybe I’m a landscape architect with all of these hedges.

Homer Bailey – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER in his 1st start back.  Wow, he’s in midseason form from the jump.

Scooter Gennett – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .308.  *looks at Odor’s numbers, looks at Scooter’s numbers, climbs to highest point in house, free falls seven feet into kitchen counter*

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  He’s been marginally terrible so far this year, and he gets the Cubs next which sounds marginally terrible, and two negatives equal…Yeah, I never understood that two negatives equaling a positive thing.  I’m gonna say that’s fake news and Ross is a no-go.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and homered twice on Saturday.  There’s a hot schmotato, and then there’s a full stop, all caps hot schmotato.  Taylor’s like Altuve getting cereal, on the latter.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.15.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Stream-o-Nator.  I nearly streamed Roark, but he was a negative and I thought better of it.  Well, technically, I didn’t think anything, I simply read.

Stephen Vogt – Claimed by the Brewers.  Vogt going to Wisconsin is a further reminder Hillary shouldn’t have ignored the state.

Keon Broxton – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (13) and legs (13).  Someone’s got the best kind of OCD!  He’s now got a .350-ish average in the last week with five homers in the last eleven games and three steals.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and fourth homer in his last ten games, hitting .289.  Serious question:  leading the Brewers in homers at the end of the year will be Thames or Shaw?

Julio Teheran – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.30.  Bombs Over Baghdad either needs Tommy John surgery, or some other arm surgery.  Doode’s a straight mess.

Lance Lynn – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.86, after being at a 2.69 ERA two starts ago.  On Saturday, this was Lynn between innings, “There’s someone at the clubhouse door saying they’re a land shark, but, when I open it, there’s a man spraying lavender and wearing rainbow socks.”  It’s the Regression Fairies!

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer as he was recalled.  He should DH once a month and play 3rd.  I’m kidding, I have no idea what the Cardinals are going to do with their outfield now.  Pham’s been like something out of a Bruno Mars song — too hot, hot Pham! — Piscotty is one of the Cards’ best hitters, though has struggled, and Fowler’s in center.

Jordy Mercer – 1-for-3, 1 run, and a home run on Saturday.  Have you noticed all the Pirates who sound like New Jersey towns and counties?  Mercer, Harrison, Andrew Metuchen.

David Price – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Time travel time!  *wavy lines*  Oh, wow, here we are in 2019.  So cool!  Hey, what’s that on TV?  David Price?  Why’s he pitching with a suit on?  Wait, he’s throwing to John Kruk?  He’s a baseball commentator and no longer playing?!  Oh my God, what’s that–  *wavy lines*  Wait a second, did they just interrupt that broadcast to hear from our ruler, an evil dolphin?!  Is Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish a time traveler and that’s why he was singing, “Cause the dolphins make me cry?!”  I need to go back and save humanity!

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Doug Fister – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Parker Bridwell – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.95.  This matchup of Fister/Bridwell was billed as, “You didn’t think that was happening on your wedding night, did you?”

Yusmeiro Petit – 2 IP, 0 ER and the save yesterday; Blake Parker with 1/3 IP and the save on Saturday.  Tomorrow, the field!  The Sciosciapath is now using his bullpen like he has no idea when the ninth inning is.  Petit and Parker are solid MRs, and could be solid closers, but I don’t think that is what is happening here.  I’d put the closer shituation in Los Angeles Is 40 Minutes North Of Anaheim at Norris, Street and Bedrosian, which is not to say Petit and Parker aren’t worth owning.

Kyle Hendricks – Played catch this weekend.  Then patted a little kid on the head and bought him an ice cream.  Unfortunately, the little kid was a midget and part of a pedophile sting operation.  I’m sure this will all get cleared up.

Jason Heyward – Hit off a tee on Sunday.  Though, it looked more like an upside down T, maybe a J or an L.

Addison Russell – Left Sunday’s game due to his sore shoulder.  He’s been dealing with this injury for a few weeks now, and should likely be DL’d, but who am I tell someone how to run their team?  Not rhetorical, feel free to answer.

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  I just went over my Mike Montgomery fantasy in Friday’s Buy.  It was written while half-standing and half-sitting in a gender neutral bathroom.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .274.  True story, Cougs and I were out to dinner on Friday night and the waiter’s name was Giancarlo and he said, “Do you want to hear the specials?” and I said, “You’re the specials,” then growled.

Jon Gray – Will return next weekend.  As much as you trusted him before, you should trust him again as soon as he returns, because he didn’t have an arm injury, it was a fractured foot.  Or meter, if a Brit is reading.

Yasiel Puig – Out with a hamstring injury.  Or simply Puigstring.

Brandon McCarthy – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.25.  I feel like I should thank McCarthy for this stream just as Dalton Trumbo once thanked him.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homers.  Ugh, those home runs mean they’re gonna have to use White-Out on his Cooperstown plaque.

Blake Snell – Will return on Wednesday to start vs. the Pirates.  Get out the planks, because Snell will bring the walks.  In his first merry-go-round, Snell walked guys at a 5.4 BB/9 clip, so I’d wait and see before diving back in like our future evil dolphin ruler.

Derek Norris – Designated for assignment by the Rays because they got back Wilson Ramos.  Norris has now been released for Wieters and Ramos in the span of a few months.  That’s gotta be a blow to the ego like Bill Simmons being replaced by Magic Johnson because he speaks better on camera.

Jacob Faria – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.10.  Those starts weren’t cakewalks either.  “Did someone say cakewalk?”  Easy, Billy Butler.  Been about as impressed by Faria as I have by any young pitcher.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd in as many games.  Everyone’s now hitting 40+ homers, but someone forgot to tell Longoria and he’s on his usual 27-homer pace.

Zach Britton – Aiming to return July 5th.  July 4th was out of the question because that’s a day of mourning for the Brittons.

Chris Tillman – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.39.  His last start was 4 IP, 5 ER, so the Orioles were encouraged by Sunday’s start.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .321, and four homers in his last ten games, and two homers in two games, and–Long live Schmotato Mancini!

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .295, as he hits out of the three hole.  He is so much better than his namesake, Joe Nathan Schoop.

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.53 as he was activated from the DL.  When McCullers was activated, it was like ever karaoke singer in the world who was singing Neil Diamond’s Heartlight was singing it for me.

Dallas Keuchel – Likely out until the 2nd half.  This seems to be a case where the Astros are running away with the division and they’re giving their ace plenty of rest for what they think will be a long postseason.

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer, hitting .280.  Good to see him go deep again after the HBP on the hand last week.  Here’s to eighteen more homers, and an even 40.

Yulieski Gurriel – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .279.  Did I miss an announcement where he decided to shorten his name to Yuli?  Sounds like a professor of mathematics in Moscow.  “If we have four babushkas and three people with head colds, how do we warm all three without wasting any babushka?”

Randall Delgado – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.18, after spending the year in middle relief.  The Diamondbacks could literally ask anything of Delgado and he’ll succeed.  Well, except how to divvy up babushkas in Gurriel’s blurb.  That’s an impossible task.

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 IP, 5 ER vs. the Padres.  That’s the worst J-Z stream since the invention of Tidal.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .238.  His home runs are:  when exit velocity meets launch angle.

Wil Myers – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer.  Forget it, Google, sorry to waste your time with my recent query, “Did Wil Myers retire after April?”

Madison Bumgarner – Pitched in a rookie game, and could be ready to return soon after the All-Star break.  If he does, he’ll return to full health faster than his idol, Evel Knievel.

Matt Moore – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.04.  He pitched terrifically if you ignore every pitch he threw to Rene Rivera, who homered twice, which is the exact opposite of every other pitcher’s outcome.

Zack Wheeler – Threw a 72-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.  Or as it was reported in the Iraqi Daily News, “Wheeler threw a pitch for every virgin awaiting us in heaven.”

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 7th home run on Saturday.  Wilmer Flores is having a solid season, especially when you take into account he has to have dinner on the table at 5:30 PM every day when Fred Wilpon gets home from the quarry.

Michael Conforto – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the wrist.  If I were him, I would’ve stuck my wrist towards the pitch too.  The Mets don’t deserve him.  Conforto, a lefty, was being sat against multiple righties, but started the last two games vs. lefties while being moved down the order.  Mets make decisions like this:  insert GIF of dumpster fire.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week.  Now that Terry Collins got the pesky Conforto out of the way, Grandy could have some schmotato tendencies.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, as he continues to hit leadoff.  If today’s managers were managing 90 years ago, Babe Ruth would’ve been a leadoff hitter, and Lou Gehrig would’ve been batting 9th to turn the lineup over.

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks on Sunday, but said on Saturday he’s dealing with anxiety, and he was physically able, but mentally incapable of pitching on Friday.  You’re 22 years old, can get any flannel-wearing Canadian female you want, and will be a multi-millionaire by the time you’re 25.  He needs to talk to Rick Moranis to see how he dealt with similar obstacles.  If you’re speculating on the Jays’ bullpen, I’d grab Ryan Tepera.  By the way, between Tepera and Osuna, the Blue Jays have put together the strongest bullpen challenge yet to Godzilla.

Jorge Bonifacio – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Internal monologue, “Divert your eyes away from comparing Bonifacio to Odor.”

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.29, moving his record to 11-3.  Commissioner Rob Manfred lowers his Cohiba, squinting through the smoke, “We’ve ruined all pitchers except Jason Vargas?”  A hunchback servant catches Manfred’s ashes in his hand, wincing from the burning ember, “Commissioner, we believe Vargas is an anomaly.”   “I never saw that French movie.”  “That was Amélie, sir.”  “Shut up, Ashy!”

  1. Fox says:
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    Drop one of the following: Alex Bregman, Jose Peraza, Wilson Ramos (have McCann. I know, I know, two Catchers but was hoping to flip one if they’re both viable).

    Add and start one of the following: Rich Hill (vs. LAA), Rick Porcello (vs. Min).

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fox: Ramos, Hill

  2. Citizen5 says:
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    Great write up. Your blurb on Pineda is spot on.

    1. Meyer vs. LAD (Wood) or Nola @ SEA (Paxton)?

    2. Faria @ BAL (Bundy) or Pineda @ HOU (McCullers)?

    3. Drop Meyer for Montgomery?

    Thanks in advance.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Citizen5: 1. Nola 2. Faria 3. Both streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Citizen5: Thanks! 1. Meyer 2. Faria 3. Sure

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Hope you had a nice weekend.

    b. Went to a dog show this weekend with the kids. All I can say is chow-chow.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 26

    Prison Guard in the rock quarry: ‘Let’s keep those hammers working. Rambo! Let’s go.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘How are you, Johnny?’

    Rambo: ‘Good.’

    Colonel Trautman (Prison Guard in the rock quarry): ‘That’s all.’

    Colonel Trautman (to Rambo): John, I’m sorry they sent you to such a hellhole.’

    Rambo: ‘- I’ve seen worse.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Yeah, you have, haven’t you? John, I told you that I’d help you when I could. ‘You interested? You can’t possibly want to stay here for another five years.’

    Rambo: ‘In here, at least I know where I stand.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Yeah, just hear me out first. A covert operation’s gearing up in the Far East. Your name was dug out as one of three most able to complete the mission.’

    Rambo: ‘- Mission?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Recon for POWs in Nam.’

    Rambo: ‘Why now? Why me?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Prison camp you escaped from in ’71 is a target area. Nobody knows that terrain better than you do. The risk factor’s very high. You’d be temporarily reinstated. If the mission’s successful, there may be a presidential pardon. You interested?’

    Rambo: ‘Yeah.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Good. Good. I’ll get the necessary clearance. Next we’ll meet with a Special Ops designate who haunts the operation.’

    Rambo: ‘Yes, sir.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- All clear?’

    Rambo: ‘- Yes, sir.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I want you to know I did what I could to keep you outta here.’

    Rambo: ‘I know. – Sir?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Yeah.’

    Rambo: ‘Do we get to win this time?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘This time, it’s up to you.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: B. Nice! I went to one once, it was a lot less fun than I expected… C. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, man!

        a. First Blood, part deux! Very little text, I’m already through a third of the movie by end of next week, so in roughly 6 weeks part deux=done! Maybe the quadrilogy can be finished by season’s end.

        b. I must say I have learned a lot studying Rambo! Initially, I thought it would be short, one-liners to make fun of Rambo. But now I see that Stallone and others carefully crafted the script to make sure that Rambo ended up as a misunderstood hero. Very interesting, indeed.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. It better! B. Interesting

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ya know, Stallone’s actually not a dumb guy

  4. Scott says:
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    Got an empty spot to play with for a few weeks. Looking for someone who can help me now or down the road. I need power and speed and an extra OF. I don’t have to use any of these guys right away…

    Add polanco and hope he gets going / rebounds, maybe the all star break and rest is what he needs. Maybe Pit should have DL’d him and kept him out longer.

    Zimmer – good stats for the month he has been up, wish he played every day / maybe he will

    Taylor – hot now but will he play when Werth gets back and this is an obp league.

    Reddick – was cut, hits in a good spot on a team that scores a ton, does not run much though.

    Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Also, would you cut Bregman for Barreto? 6×6 with obp. And do you think mancini has forced his way into the everyday lineup when Davis returns? Trumbo is the DH so I guess LF is a possibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Polanco, I’d try Barreto, no on Mancini

  5. Robert says:
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    I have been holding Odor and Story in my 10 team h2h league. I am feeling like it’s pointless at this stage of the season. Am I making a mistake dropping both of them? There are players available who are outperforming both of them.

    • Lt says:
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      @Robert: I have both also, 12 team h2h, 5×5. It’s brutal, I wanna drop them but can’t handle life if they go off after.
      Grey, any comparable value pitchers if we offer Odor, Story or both?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Robert: @Lt: I think if you have held them this long you need to stick it out. Coors and Arlington are launching pads in the summer and trading them now isn’t going to get you anything better than what you can find on waivers or claim as a free agent. Selling low is pointless right now, always and forever…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with mcmi11ions

      • Making it up says:
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        @Grey: lol

  6. TGun says:
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    Drop aledyms diaz for franklin barreto?

  7. Lixxiq says:
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    Teheran, Pineda, Roark… Own them all, started them all. Geez…

  8. muskysmell says:
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    Amazing stuff as usual Grey!

    Question bout my pitching staff: need to pick 6 starters out of the 8, which 6 do I go with?

    Arrieta (2 starts) @WAS, @CIN
    Cobb (2 starts) @PIT, @BAL
    J. Guerra (2 starts) MIA, @CIN
    McCullers (1 start) NYY
    Darvish (1 start) @CLE
    Wood (1 start) @LAA
    Lester (1 start) @WAS
    J. Nelson (1 start) @CIN

    Thx!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @muskysmell: do you HAVE to pick 6? I would be OK with all the single start guys, and Arrieta against CIN is OK. I would try to avoid everything else if I could.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: These are not good, none of them really… I’d avoid 2 start guys, guess go Arrieta over Guerra

  9. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 10 team, H2H, 4 player keeper league. Currently in 1st. My entire team underperformed the last couple weeks. Below is my roster. Anybody you think I should be trying to move/drop?

    Bats-posey, abreu, jean segura, manny, didi, Chris Taylor, yondor, Harper, mazara, Marwin Gonzalez, Holliday, David peralta, Matt Davidson (DL-Trout and Nunez)

    Pitchers- Herrera, colome, Jim Johnson, gerritt Cole, bundy, sonny gray, strasburg, rich hill and Mike Montgomery are streamers, nova, Robbie ray, (DL-Thor and keuchel)

    I’ve been thinking about moving manny for a big bat. Maybe package someone else with him for bellinger or judge?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Mike: Keep Manny. I don’t understand why people are so anxious to sell low on superstars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with mcmi11ions

  10. Racehorse says:
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    This past Saturday in my 16 team h2h dynasty league I sat Dinelson Lamet against the Tigers because I had a big lead in K’s and WHIP for the week … and Lamet’s penchant for walks in that volatile arm worried me … but Lamet did well against the old, moldy, fang-less, paper-Tigers …

    This week I’m streaming Matt Strahm against these same aging Tigers instead of streaming Clevinger against the Rangers (or Biagini against the Orioles) …

    Am I smart by picking on the Tigers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse: None of these are good, I’d look at SON

  11. John says:
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    Hi,

    Is Rendon enough to pry away Kluber? I was thinking of throwing in Nelson but he’s been studly at times and underlying numbers seem to support.

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @John: Not sure, but you know who would know? The Kluber owner.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @John: Nelson is for real, but Kluber is a different level. Rendon straight up isn’t enough for me. Both might get the job done. Worth a shot at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with others

  12. FeverDog says:
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    What up, Grey?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    Who goes when Jon Gray comes back?

    sp-pineda, berrios, bundy, severino, straily, alex wood, degrom, quintana, nova, walker
    rp-allen, neris, rivero

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @FeverDog: Pineda for me.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FeverDog: I’d lose Bundy

    • Fungazi says:
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      @FeverDog: Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FeverDog: The fact no one can decide on who you should drop shows you should be streaming more

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: ^this

    • b the esq. says:
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      @FeverDog: Id lose Bundy or Walker.

  13. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Would you stick with Polanco or would you grab any of these guys for ROS in 14 team h2h league: Chisenhall, Gennett, Broxton or Zimmer?

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop Polanco to grab Broxton? I feel like he will FINALLY turn it up once I do……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • NoOneIsHome says:
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            @Grey: Thank you for always responding!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  14. Andrew says:
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    With Rizzo only 1 game played away from 2b eligibility, who do you like more ROS – Rizzo or Springer?

    • Chucky says:
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      T.M.C. It may take another 100 or so years to feel safe about putting so many Cubs in your lineup again. T.M.C. Too Many Cubs.

  15. Andrew says:
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    With Rizzo only 1 game played away from 2b eligibility, who do you like more ROS – Rizzo or Springer?

  16. A says:
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    With Rizzo only 1 game played away from 2b eligibility, who do you like more ROS – Rizzo or Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  17. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Add Rodon or hold?
    Would drop either Tyson ross or Alex Meyer to pick him up. Not expecting brilliance, hoping he can be serviceable.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @bobbo: Either of them is fine to drop for Rodon. End of season all three are probably streamers anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Agree with mcmi11ions

  18. Great Bambino says:
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    Ian Happ or Keon Broxton ROS? Thanks!

  19. Great Bambino says:
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    Eric Thames or Keon Broxton ROS? Thanks!

  20. Gregarious says:
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    Start two of these three SPs: Faria @ BAL, Paxton vs. PHI, McCullers vs. NYY

    I’m leaning McCullers and Faria…

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Gregarious:Exhibit A: Have you watched Paxton pitch lately? He shouldn’t be in the same sentence as McCullers. Exhibit B: Grey just said above that Faria is no joke. That’s me paraphrasing him!

      • Gregarious says:
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        @mcmi11ions: As I said, I’m leaning McCullers/Faria. But Paxton’s 8 Ks last game were encouraging and he’s playing the Phillies. Plus Faria had his “worst” outing of his young season just a few days ago against the same Orioles. So really just looking for another opinion…

  21. Reese says:
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    Trade question in a 12 team mixed keeper…
    Should I give Robbie ray to get jimmy Nelson and stroman? I am short on pitching and the wire is a wasteland.

    Bonus question should I drop the shark for mike Montgomery ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reese: Ray side…No

  22. dfrench23 says:
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    Should I drop EY for someone like MTaylor?

    Should I drop Odor for a MI like Pinder, Sogard, BMiller, Camargo, Spangenberg, Forsythe, Motter, Panik, Reyes, Drew, Mercer, Kiki, EEscobar or even Yolmer?

  23. Milarky says:
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    Great stuff again Grey! Now that Segura is back, which one of my SS do I sit this week – Segura, Didi, or Simmons? My worst offensive categories are HRs, Runs and SBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Didi, but close and I’d look at matchups

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Matchups aren’t bad, though Segura only plays 5 games. Which three of these guys to sit, given that I also have a DH spot available? Only 1 of the Shortstops can be benched.

        Gregorius, 7 games (@CHW, @HOU)
        Simmons, 7 games (LAD, SEA, @LAD)
        Segura, 5 games (PHI, @LAA)
        DeShields, 7 games (@CLE, @CHW)
        Beltran, 6 games (OAK, NYY)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeShields, 7 games (@CLE, @CHW)
          Beltran, 6 games (OAK, NYY)
          Segura

  24. Skeezix says:
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    Which two of these OF would you sit this week? I’m assuming Brinson has to be one of them with the way he’s hitting.

    Bradley
    Conforto
    Kepler
    Polanco
    DeShields
    Brinson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Skeezix: Brinson was sent down so him and Deshields but you may have to bench Conforto if hes not back in the line up.

  25. Big Mike says:
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    ‘Sup,

    I was all prepared to ask if I should drop Pineda and pick up Cougs, then I saw the “day of mourning for the Brittons” comment and nearly peed myself.

    What the hell can I do about Polanco and Odor in my keeper league? They’re just occupying my only open bench spots now, because I’m too afraid/ashamed to drop them. Cut bait?

    – An Irish-American (I get to hate the Brittons for two different reasons)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Mike: Haha — I’d hold them

  26. GoJays says:
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    So I have a pretty good problem to deal with. I have too many Shortstops. I currently have Segura, Gregorius and Simmons, as well as Semien. We actually have to start a rookie hitter and Barreto is strangely still sitting on waivers. Would you drop Semien to take a chance on Barreto? It’s hard to know what the A’s are thinking with these two moving forward.

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: I could also drop Brinson (didn’t know he was sent to the minors when I originally posted this). I know, WAY too many Shortstops, but could be decent trade bait.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Brinson

    • Moneyball says:
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      You’re never going to start your 4th SS, right?
      Barreto will be 2B eligible soon enough anyway… it’s a no brainer swap with your rook requirement.

      You probably don’t need Simmons either.

      • GoJays says:
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        @Moneyball: Unless I use one at either of the two DH spots, not likely. And unfortunately our pool doesn’t have multi-position eligibility so he will stay a SS. It’s the rookie eligibility that makes this appealing if it looks like he’ll stay up for awhile. I’m just not sure who to swap out. Like I said above to Grey – I also have Brinson that I could drop if his future is unclear (at least for this year).

  27. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    for short term, i need a SS backup (preferably a 2B backup as well) having only hernan and barreto at SS/2B. 14 team OBP over AVG total bases added.

    1. which of baez 10.1
    -e.escobar (seems to have turned back into himself, but 7 day TRON likes him slightly more than baez) 11.5
    – sogard (TRON likes him a good deal less than the other 2) 2
    – panik -.1

    2. hicks on DL, no space (and from his batting line lately he appears have been playing hurt for around a week or more), best add out of:
    -taylor -2.4
    -goodwin 4.3
    -chisenhall 9.1

  28. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Who’d you rather own, Broxton or Taylor?
    12-team H2H with OBP

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Broxton

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: and it’s not even close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with others

  29. Chucky says:
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    Looks like it’s time to man up. Gotta ask, and yeah it hurts. Here goes, Carlos Gomez or Mookie? This ain’t the same Mookie we drafted with the 2nd, 3rd 4th pick of the draft. Don’t look now but someone misses Big Popi!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Huh? What are you looking at? He’s on pace for 27 HR/27 SB. And he’s a .300 hitter with a .259 BABIP who hasn’t really gotten going yet.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Chucky: i wish you were the guy with Mookie in my league.

      • Chucky says:
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        Sorry guys, 66th in OPS for a guy drafted with the 2nd pick in the draft ain’t cutting it for me. Whether or not he ever ‘gets it going’ remains to be seen.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chucky: I guess if you’re in an OPS league… Some guy below was complaining that Rosario wasn’t hitting enough doubles. Different strokes for different folks.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chucky: Probably shouldn’t have taken him 2nd in an OPS league

          • Making it up says:
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            @Cram It: it’s. Its not a one cAtegory league…

            • Cram It says:
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              @Making it up: Who knows? People play in some funky ass category/scoring leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Mookie, it’s not a one category league

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chucky: Same Mookie, I tested his blood. Same guy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        While you were visiting him at night like Ted and Mark Wahlberg with Tom Brady

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Grey: Every night I sniff his pillow.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… Ew…

  30. m0se says:
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    conforto for holland?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @m0se: if you are getting Conforto yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @m0se: There’s more than one Holland

      • m0se says:
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        @Grey: should have posted this after a cup of coffee, not before. Greg Holland*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m drinking coffee right now

          • m0se says:
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            @Grey: i’m feeling Grey about our guy conforto. the mets truly do not deserve him. should i deal him to get back in the saves category? maybe a Greg Holland or Kimbrel?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take either of those RPs for him

  31. AdamH says:
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    Skeptical of keeping pitchers in a 12 team, 5 keeper league. I have McCullers but my team has struggled all year so I’m looking to try and improve keepers and picks for next year.

    McCullers vs Desmond as potential keeper (got offered a pick with Desmond)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @AdamH: You can do better IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Agree with F

  32. ryanoger says:
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    Great write up man, I loved the Lynn, Mike Mont., and Britton blurbs! Happy Monday!

  33. peacecoast says:
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    1. nah man Shin-Soo’s sister’s name is Peeka. The family’s favorite meal is soup. Cream of Sum Yung Guy. Name that reference!

    2. Montgomery or Hoffman? or Ryu to stream this week?

    3. Mallex not stealing that much despite getting on base at a ridiculous clip. I need some serious SB man. No question here just wondering your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: 1. Ha, Wayne’s World 2. Don’t know matchups

  34. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    8 team H2H point based league. There is a premium on SP’s. Was offered Correa for Strasburg and McCullers. Those are my two best SP’s. At this time, I’m in 2nd place and solid with my hitters. Would want Correa, but really don’t need him. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Schwab: Hold

  35. Tony C says:
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    My OF Bellinger, Trumbo, Khris, Haniger, Util Bour and Bench Thames. Should I pickup Gennett, M Taylor, Broxton or Choo in a 10×10 l12 team league? I could also utilize Gennett at 3b since I patiently wait for Bregman to produce.
    In another league puck Zimmer, Broxton, Taylor, or Gennett? Thanks!

      • Tiny C says:
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        In first scenario should I drop Thames, Bour, Trumbo or Haniger for Broxton?

        I just dropped Zimmer for Broxton in the other league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haniger

  36. mcmi11ions says:
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    1. 7 ft free fall and then hitting counter top? First I find out that you have a nice back yard and now you have ceilings high enough to play wiffle ball games in. When you are tired and don’t feel like getting a column out in the morning does Jeeves ghost write it for you?

    2. I have Wil Myers on two teams, and last week I was all “Myers sucks this season. Not anything close to what I was expecting. Everyone is hitting bombs this year and Myers is stuck with maybe double digit homers?” Then he hits one last night, and I find out he is actually up to 15, giving him a 30ish HR pace, with a chance for 90 RBI and 20 steals and his triple slash is on par with last season when he “broke out”. After that realization he sent me a an Elf yourself video of the two of us dancing around to Lionel Richie’s “Hello?”

    3. I’m a Mets fan, and used to be a Jets fan, but I really got tired of the BS, and got tired of watching such a crap product each week, so after asking myself “Is this the year I start rooting for the Steelers (my old man is from Pittsburgh and has been trying to convert me my entire life) for the last 5 years, I made the change. So anyway, as much as the Mets piss me off, I still can’t see myself switching which is unfortunate since I’m going to suffer more. Anyway this is a long winded way of me saying that Terry Collins has is pulling a Rex Ryan impression and has Sanchez’d Conforto.

    4. Can the Mets fire someone yet? I don’t care who… Collins, a trainer, a strength and conditioning coach… just fire someone! Also, trade Duda to the Yankees and promote both Rosario and Smith. I’m content finishing up the season watching Conforto, Nimmo, Rosario and Smith running out there every day.

    Hate list:
    Collins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: 1. Ha 2. haha 3. I don’t know who Rex Ryan is 4. They can’t fire the manager, GM and owner, but should

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: Rex Ryan is the former coach of the NYJ’s who put his starting QB (at the time, Mark Sanchez) into a meaning preseason game. Sanchez hurt his shoulder taking a hit and missed the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hunh

  37. Rob says:
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    Rest of season:
    I’m offering Sale and Lackey for Arrieta and Darvish? Make offer? Yes or No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Hold

  38. Clive says:
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    10 team H2H keeper league where I have T Turner as a Rd 14 keep next year.

    Would you trade Turner/Holland for Kluber/Pollock and a Rd 6 draft pick next year? Have Chapman/Miller/Diaz, so Holland is expendable, but hate to lose Turner..

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clive: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Agree with F

  39. Mark says:
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    ALways looking.

    Eddie Rosario has 5 homers this month and that is with him being hurt? What does bother me is I feel he has been slugging .500 plus for 2 months but his doubles hasn’t been there. If this a breakout, the talent is there, he has essentially been near superstar level for 2 months.

    He has improve his strikeouts since last year, but anyone share more insight on Rosario? Maybe they know if he is real or not?

    • IV says:
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      @Mark: quick thoughts from just looking at Fangraphs: he has made some improvements all around, but there are still things like a high GB% holding him back. Definitely undervalued for deep leagues and maybe a guy you hold in a RCL for a bit while he is hot, but that is at the moment. Just my 2¢

      • Mark says:
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        I am weighing to pros and cons

        But the GB% and lack of doubles imo are something that concerns. Also he no longer steals bases.

        But his hrs, age, improving k’s, are attractive. And his over 2 months of over .500 slugging keeps me wondering if he’s having a breakout?

        • IV says:
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          @Mark: Depends how you define breakout. Could he be having his best season to date? Sure. Is he someone who needs to be owned everywhere? Probably not, but he is hot currently so might be worth a grab just for that depending on your league. For context, I’m very happy with him in my 15 NFBC draft and hold.

  40. Fungazi says:
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    Would you start J Montgomery @ the lefty killing white sox tonight in H2H?

  41. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    5×5 with QS, would you rather start Faria @ Bal or Hoffman @ SF?

    Thanks!

  42. MrC22 says:
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    On fire today, nice PIECE

  43. BootsyBaby says:
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    AL Only, keep one: $4 Leonys Martin or $12 Derek Fisher?

  44. Branta says:
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    Jose Pirela or Ian Kinsler ROS/until Moncada comes up and gets 2B eligible. 12 team Yahoo h2h keeper league, offense categories r/hr/rbi/obp/slg/sb.

  45. Jon says:
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    Add Choo, Altherr, Peralta, Pillar, Taylor, Reddick, or Melky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Peralta

  46. Q says:
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    Pick 3 to start in a points league, por favor. QS is most important, but basically good is good.

    G Cole v. SF
    Ray v. COL
    Strasburg v CHC
    Lester @ WASH
    Matz @ MIA
    McCullers v NYY
    Jimmy Nelson @ CIN

    Thanks.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Q: Strasberg McCullers Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Stras, McCullers, Ray

  47. Jon says:
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    Drop one of Hicks, Semien, Cozart, Pineda, Chatwood, CC, Shoemaker, Aaron Sanchez, or Brad Hand?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hicks

  48. Matt says:
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    My OF is Blackmon, Harper and Springer.
    Bench is Marte, Haniger & Bradley

    I was offered Arietta and Salazar yesterday for Springer. Should I consider it or is Salazar too long of a shot to bounce back this season and Arrietta in too much of a decline?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Matt: don’t do it

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matt: No…Why give up a sure thing for question marks

    • KarlJ says:
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      @Matt:
      I think for Springer you should be able to get somebody on the Kluber/ C Mart level not somebody with an ERA over 4.00

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with others

  49. Pat Neshak: "Bingo!" says:
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    Yo Yo, I wanna Schoop baby ;)

    Here I go, here I go, here knucks goes again.
    Guys what’s my weakness? (Power hitting 2B!)

    That’s right… Schoop! Schoop is dope, Schoop is doper than da pope.
    Schoop! Schoop is dope, Schoop is doper than da pope.

    Sing it with me my fellow prematurely balding men!
    AyoAyoAyoAyo0o0 (is that the same song?)

    • knucks says:
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      Hah! This is was accidental, but worked out perfectly. Was still signed in on my work computer, with this Rappin’ alter ego from my Friday buy column comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! It’s Neshek

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Truth. I feel like the “pants on the ground” guy right about now. My rappin’ alter ego is now retired.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  50. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Monday morning to you guys,

    I have two 12 tm h2h roster questions:

    1. I own Abreu and Miggy. Flavor Fraz is on the waiver wire, would adding him over Miggy be lunacy?

    2. Sonny Gray or Bundy over Alex Meyer Weiner? Or hold?

    Thanks!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Would adding Todd Frazier and dropping Miggy be lunacy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! Is Wilmer F worth kicking the tires on over Drury or Healy? Needing XBH, average, hits, and a sprinkle of SB.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  51. cable says:
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    h/h points ROS…Tanaka or Bundy

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Nightmare!: Santana and Adams. Conforto if he only misses a game or two.

  52. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Happy Monday Gray,

    Got a few pending trade offers that I’m tempted to bite on based off Player Rater ROS, but wanted to see what you think before I pull the trigger or counter.

    1. My Wil Myers/Boegarts for Lo Cain/Hosmer/Matz
    2. Myers/Boegarts for JD Martinez/Hosmer/ Matz

    Super Shallow 10 team Points league with bonuses for HR’s/SB and stupid value on SP performance. My roster is laced with SP streamers so I could use 1 more consistent arm.

    C- JT Realmuto
    1B – Miguel Cabrera
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Boegarts
    Infield U – Rendon
    OF – Trea Turner (I’d slide him to SS if I took either trade), Khris Davis, Duvall, Haniger
    U – Wil Myers
    Bench – Conforto (while DTD), Pujols, Brian Goodwin (batty call for the weekend)

    SP – Carrasco, Verlander, Faria, Mike Montgomery, T. Walker
    RP – Melancon, Colome, Bush
    Bench – Ryu, D Lamet, Rich Hill…pretty much all streamers

    DL – Trout, Salazar (only holding him because there’s not much on waivers).

    Should I pull the trigger and get Matz plus Hosmer and JD or LoCain? Player rater has both JD and LoCain over half my OF and Hosmer over Myers. Or should I counter for another SP like Fulmer or Hamels?

    With a loss last week I went from 2nd place to a tie for 3rd. Top 4 make playoffs. Everyone else drafted SPs with half of their top 10 picks. Doing my damnedest to prove bats over arms (which I’m doing as I lead the league in total points, but whenever my SPs poo the bed I lose a weekly matchup).

    Thanks as always for the incredible content!

    Thanks in advance.

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I was pretty ready to reject #1 off the bat, but was curious as to if you thought LoCain had a high ROS.

        For #2, is Fulmer a better fill in for Matz, or should I blow this whole trade up? He also owns Kershaw, Kluber, C-Mart, Keuchel, Duffy, Hamels, Hendricks, and Sonny Gray

        Is Boegart for JD Martinez/Matz a good deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Xander, it’s fair

  53. Oppo Taco says:
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    Mazara or Trumbo ROS

  54. goldentitties says:
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    Got offered my Trout for his Cespedes/Smoke in redraft league…which side?

  55. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    In a separate league who do you like best ROS: Rich Hill, Mike Montgomery, Peacock, Lackey? Need to lose one this week to grab a streaming slot.

    My SPs are – McCullers, Severino, Lackey, EdRod, Hill, Montgomery, Peacock, Lackey, Nola and Syndergaards on the DL and untradeable at the moment til more news comes out on when he’ll start throwing again.

    My bats have powered me to a firm hold on 1st place, but this is a weekly H2H points league. I’m trying to build a roster for the playoffs now, which is a 2 week scoring period. As the season progresses the bottom feeders will undoubtedly stop trying and will be holding streamers come September.

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: God, just having to physically list off those SPs bums me out. Traded Carrasco and Duffy a while back for McCullers and have been rosterbaiting so much my forearms are cramping up.

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Lose Lackey? If so, that’d safe me a ton of headache trying to figure out when to stream/sit him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  56. Andrew B. says:
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    Real Talk:
    Rougned Odor / Robbie Ray
    FOR
    Dee Gordon / Jose Berrios / Chris Devenski
    ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Andrew B.: Odor side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew B.: Agree with F, seems pretty fair tho

      • Making it up says:
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        @Grey: this may be one of the few misfires you have this year…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

        • Andrew B. says:
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          @Making it up: Why’s that? I’m real tore up about this trade…need all the advice I can scoop up.

  57. mb504 says:
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    Fowler went on the DL yesterday. Grichuk is, for at least 10 days, the Cardinals’ starting CF.

  58. TheReddMist says:
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    Hicks DLd, need OFer. Them needs average and counting stats most. Speed wouldn’t hurt either although doesn’t seem like,much is available.

    Dickerson, Choo, Piscotty, Gardner, Holliday, Moobs all available. Which one should I snag?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TheReddMist: Dickerson

    • AJ says:
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      @TheReddMist:

      What kind of league are you playing in that Corey Dickerson is still available? The guy would top 5 in MVP voting if the season ended today.

  59. lwomack58 says:
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    Kipnis, Gennett, Phillips or Happ for 2nd baseman

  60. Swaz says:
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    12 Team H2H Points RoS: Polanco or Broxton?

  61. ryanoger says:
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    Who’s the weakest link out of this bunch ROS?

    Conforto, JBJ, Bruce, Haniger, and Odor

  62. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Drop Trevor Story for Chris Owings?

    Thanks Grey

  63. Joe Quadres says:
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    Lineup help, pts league (-1 for Ks. +1 for BB)

    Donaldson (6 home games v BAL & BOS

    OR

    Justin Turner (7 games: 2 home v LAA, 2 @ LAA, [email protected] SD).

    Whichever you wouldn’t start, would you start a utility over

    R Zimmerman 7 games (4 vs CHC, 3 @STL).

    Thanks.

  64. Sick Ranchez says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Who to replace Corey Seager, and now Seager’s first replacement Addison…

    Jordy Mercer, Eric Sogard, or Orlando Arcia

    Thanks!

    P.S. I wish I had sold Miguel Cabrera when you told us to. I can’t give him away now!

  65. KarlJ says:
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    Would Judge be an appropriate bat in return for Scherzer? Or do you think he is due for major regression in 2nd half? I have discussing a deal with another owner who seems to be digging his heels in as far as giving up Goldschmidt
    Other option I can do is my Scherzer and Alther for Blackmon and Nova

    12 teams- redraft league, 5X5

  66. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Bundy ownable, or stream?

  67. Adam says:
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    Touching either of these guys with favorable matchups?
    Newcomb @ SD
    Maeda vs LAA

  68. knucks says:
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    Anyone watching Twin Peaks? Last night was confusingly amazing.

    Got a light?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Never even saw the original

    • peacecoast says:
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      @knucks: I have been rewatching the original series with the plan to watch the new stuff after. Was always a huge fan.

  69. lwomack58 says:
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    Ian Happ or Chris Taylor? Thanks

  70. Shane Paps says:
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    Better speculative add Gray or Snell?

  71. demribbies says:
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    Which side do you like better?

    Altuve & M.Reynolds
    vs
    CMart, McCullers, Miggy

  72. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey sir,

    Hope you’re well. I’ve been putting off bothering you lately but it was another bad week. My team is struggling mightily this past month. 2nd to last in RBI, R, AVG, and SB. Doing OK in HR, OPS. We also count strikeouts but I don’t worry about them too much.

    The culprits are Mazara, Hanniger, Hanley, Schebler, Adam Jones… Seems like everyone has taken the last month off when it comes to scoring runs, knocking in runs, etc. Even Votto and Bryant have had a bad month in counting stats, but I can’t move off them. I’ve held Story. That hasn’t been good as you know (dropped Cozart when he got DL’ed). Schoop has been my lone bright spot sans speed and I’ve added Adams who will probably cool off now. Pollock is almost a lost cause on my DL but at least he’s not hurting me…

    Would you ditch any of the guys in the first group for Broxton (whom I owned when he was awful), Taylor, Souza…? They all seem Schmotatoey but the guys I own haven’t been at all that consistent themselves.

    Thanks in advance for any and all insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Maz for Broxton, Haniger for Souza

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Worth a shot, right? Heck, I’d settle for rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic this week! Have a good one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  73. HomerHWBush says:
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    Ive got Villar coming back hopefully soon, pitching is a disaster. Would you trade Keon Brox for Gerrit Cole?

    • HomerHWBush says:
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      @HomerHWBush:
      or how about this, which side do you like best:
      my Arrieta/Villar for Strasburg/Semien
      or
      my Keon B. for Gerrit Cole

  74. Cheese says:
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    16 Team H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS, K/9, K/BB).

    I get AJ Pollock and either Jose Quintana or Mike Montgomery
    I give Zack Greinke

    Thoughts on this deal? If so, Quintana or Montgomery?

    C – Matt Wieters
    1B – Justin Bour
    2B – Roughned Odor
    3B – Ryon Healy
    SS – Trea Turner
    MI – Jonathan Schoop
    CI – Tommy Joseph
    LF – Ian Desmond
    CF – Adam Jones
    RF – Stephen Piscotty
    OF – Yoenis Cespedes
    OF – Carlos Beltran
    Util – Josh Bell
    BEN – Randal Grichuk, Manuel Margot, Marcus Semien

    SP – Zack Greinke
    SP – James Paxton
    SP – Jake Odorizzi
    SP – Randall Delgado
    SP – Tyler Anderson
    RP – Shane Greene
    RP – AJ Ramos
    RP – Edwin Diaz
    RP – Hector Neris
    DL – Madison Bumgarner, Nate Karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese: You give away Greinke you have absolutely no pitching

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey: Bumgarner due back soon and I would work on flipping a batter for pitcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t know what Bum’s going to look like on his return, but the trade’s fair if you want an OF who hasn’t stayed healthy in 2 years

  75. Matt H says:
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    Hi Grey – 10-team mixed 5×5 H2H, I want to pick up S. Marte but need to drop someone. I’ve narrowed it down to M. Bush, R. Osuna (yips!), D. Betances, or Y. Grandal (I’d go without a catcher until Marte’s activated). Who will I miss the least over the next three weeks? Thanks!

      • Matt H says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks again. How about dropping Dylan Bundy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Matt H says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  76. knucks says:
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    Story/Hamilton/Paxton/Knebel for Andrus/McCullers/Mallex

    Which side sounds better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: I’m guessing that if we leave Knebel out of the equation, your answer is the same?

        Story/B-Ham/Pax for Andrus/McCullers/Mallex

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  77. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey….who you rolling with moving forward (6×6 league with OPS)

    1) Y Aonso or M Davidson

    2) Broxton, Mallex, or Gamel

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso…Brox

  78. Jimbob says:
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    Jon Gray, Mike Montgomery, or Aaron Sanchez ros?

    Thanks everyone,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mont

  79. Philsfan76 says:
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    Are we starting Corey Seager in weeklies? Word on the World Wide Web is he’s feeling better and my other option is *gasp* Freddy Galvis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Seager

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Lothario. Monday morning write up was outstanding!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  80. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    who should I start in my Util spot?

    Desmond 3 games @ SF and 3 games @ ARI;
    Ian Happ 4 games @ WAS and 3 games @ CIN.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. John Hagar says:
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    I’m benching Odor this week. He’s on the road in Cleveland (tough pitchers) and then facing 3 lefties in Chicago. I’m starting Scooter at home against 6 righties and 1 lefty instead.

    Odor will go off because I’m doing this, and all other Odor owners will rejoice. I’m a nice guy like that (unless I chicken out and change my mind before the games start this afternoon). HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • bigbear says:
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      @John Hagar: Thanks for taking one for Team Odor!

  82. Moneyball says:
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    C’mon Maddon… put Rizzo at “second base” for one more play…!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • William Hung says:
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      @Moneyball: I “second” that…

    • Moneyball says:
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      One more… and I get to start Cody Moonraker at 1B, Rizzo at 2B and solve my awful 2B problem (Peraza / Pirela)…

      in other words, this finally happens…

  83. William Hung says:
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    I love how people complain about players like Conforto for not playing like it’s his fault… I thought to myself – “No way the Mets will bench Conforto after he and Ces combined to go 6/10 with 5 RBIs Friday night.” So what does Collins do? Bench Conforto on Saturday and then bench Ces on Sunday – PUT YOUR TOP GUYS IN THE SAME LINEUP!!!!

    Then again, it was against the Giants who appear to be on pace for 100 losses…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  84. lwomack58 says:
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    Lance Lynn @ AZ
    Folty @ SD
    Lamet vs Atl
    Chacin vs Atl

    Which two would you stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Chacin

  85. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey!

    another question… 16 team H2H weekly points league.

    Should I start Pineda @ HOU or Maeda Vs LAA?

    thanks again

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @RicoSuave: or Folty @ OAK? which one of the three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  86. denp1717 says:
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    Fulmer just cleared waivers in my 10 team points keeper. Would you drop either Paxton or Matz to pick him up? Seems like a no brainer but maybe I am missing something. Thanks for your help!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  87. demribbies says:
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    Domingo and Mancini. Viable youth in keeper leagues or just hot schmotatos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schmotatoes

  88. dude says:
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    Which closer do you trust the most; Oh, Ramos, Iglesias? Looking to trade an extra OF for some RP help and best available on trade market.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  89. demribbies says:
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    Altuve or Sale in an OPS league w/ QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  90. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Mama always said don’t pro-rate . . . but we’re almost halfway into the season + Keon is pacing towards 27/27 .250 . . . EYO! Too bad they sent down Brinson though . . . they need to keep at least a cardboard cutout of him in the MLB dugout for Keon’s sake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Keon Broxton lures us all with his siren song of counting stats, but the man has serious contact issues and is insanely streaky. His defense should keep him in the lineup, but seems like he regularly goes through stretches of teetering on the brink of total collapse.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fred Garvin Massively Pessimistic

        (kidding FG)

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @Grey: Hehe

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You hehe!

  91. Shopgurrrl says:
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    I need to bring McCullers off the DL, but no one feels droppable. I’ve been shopping trades around for a couple weeks (specifically Miggy and Beltre), but unfortunately, we’re not a particularly active trade league. No one is biting.

    I can hold out until just before McCullers’ next start to see if anyone hits the DL, but if not, who is the most expendable if I have to drop?

    C- No one
    1B- Joey Votto
    2B- Jose Ramirez
    SS- Francisco Lindor
    3B- Nolan Arenado
    OF- Nelson Cruz
    OF- Corey Dickerson
    OF- JD Martinez
    UT- Cody Bellinger
    B- Miguel Cabrera
    B- Adrian Beltre

    P- Justin Wilson
    SP- Carlos Carrasco
    SP- Alex Wood
    SP- Jimmy Nelson
    RP- Robert Osuna
    RP- Alex Colome
    B- Jacob Faria
    B- Jose Berrios
    B- Zack Godley
    B- Brad Peacock
    DL- Lance McCullers
    DL- Aaron Sanchez

    (ESPN, 12 teams, H2H cat., 6×6- OPS, AVG, HR, RBI, R, SB / WHIP, ERA, QS, W, K, SV)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Beltre and Miggy for a SP Beltre/Miggy for a RP? Beltre/Miggy for Kimbrel? Terrible value but clears room so you don’t have to drop someone — Peacock is th first guy off your team

      • Shopgurrrl says:
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        @Grey:
        Can’t trade now, because “ineligible player on the DL.”
        ****ing ESPN… >:-(

        Hopefully, someone hits the DL before his next start. (What a weird season.) Too bad I 86’d my Dodgers starters! :P

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Otherwise lose Peacock

  92. lwomack58 says:
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    Who do like as 1st baseman ROS
    Moreland, Hanley or Gurriel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  93. luvpho says:
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    Who’s the better overall pickup? Granderson or Barreto? Position does not matter.. redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barreto

  94. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Happy Monday Boo…MUAH!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You my boo!

  95. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Okay Grey after losing 5-7 to a team who hadn’t checked his roster in months, I am now facing a wicked competitive team on the upswing from the bottom ranks so I really need to have a good week and stay in 1st!

    My ERA and WHIP have been terrible the last 2 weeks so I’m trying to plan out my limited 6 adds for the week so out of all of the following streams, which are the most worth using? I’m sure my opponent will try streaming from this bunch so I wanna beat him to the punch! Ya rhymes! Remember I don’t HAVE to use all 6 but 6 is the limit…

    6/27
    Newcomb @SD (8.1)
    Chacin vs. ATL (5.4)
    Fiers vs. OAK (4.5)
    Hoffman @SF (1.3)
    Chavez @LAD (-2.6)
    Biagini vs. BAL (-6.6)
    Gausman @TOR (-7.6)

    6/28
    Fiers vs. OAK (4.3)
    Bauer vs. TEX (2.9)
    Meyer vs. LAD (2.4)
    Blach vs. COL (0.7)
    Perdomo vs. ATL (-3.3)
    Rodon vs. NYY (-5.0)

    6/29
    Lamet vs. ATL (8.5)
    Folty @SD (3.8)
    J. Ross vs. CHC (-1.9)
    JC Ramirez vs. LAD (-11.0)

    6/30
    Roark @STL (-2.1)

    7/1
    Nolasco vs. SEA (-1.3)
    M. Moore @PIT (-5.9)
    Hammel vs. MIN (-6.0)
    Finnegan vs. CHC (-6.3)
    Chatwood @ARI (-9.5)

    7/2
    Gsellman vs. PHI (8.9)
    Chavez vs. SEA (-1.1)
    Gausman vs. TB (-2.1)
    Chacin vs. LAD (-2.5)
    T. Ross @CHW (-3.4)
    Bauer @DET (-7.0)
    Fiers vs. NYY (-7.3)
    Pivetta @NYM (-8.7)
    Biagini vs. BOS (-9.7)
    Newcomb @OAK (-9.8)
    Guerra vs. MIA (-12.4)

    Sorry for the wall of streamers but thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin, Fiers OAK, Folty, Meyer, none of these are great

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ah thanks! I can feel your excitement … You say they’re not great so let’s hope when my opponent streams the other guys, they don’t pitch gems against me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  96. Jordan says:
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    Would you give up Freddie Freeman for Strasburg? Already have Goldy and Edwin and need pitching pretty badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you trade Conforto for one of Berrios, Paxton or Nola?

    Same question but trading away Haniger.

    12-team H2H OBP/QS.

    I lead the league in all offensive categories except SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, SPs in that order for either OF

  98. Jimbo says:
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    Ender or Ian Happ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  99. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    at this point were just holding odor waiting for him to come out of it right? theres no point trading him correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, hold

  100. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Crazy for starting Delino over Hanley at UTL in a weekly league? AVG and SB are very close, and though Hanley should be fine ROS, he’s definitely mid-extended slump at the moment . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  101. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Impatient owner dropped Bbegman in a 10 teamer, should I pick him up?

    • Mauricio Frid says:
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      @Mauricio Frid: That’s Bregman***

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Thanks for the streaming advice earlier Grey but now trying to decide who to start this week from the guys already rostered …

    Gonna stream the following per your recommendation :

    Chacin vs. ATL (5.4)
    Fiers vs. OAK (4.5)
    Meyer vs. LAD (2.4)
    Folty @SD (3.8)

    And obviously gonna start the following correct?:

    Carrasco vs. TEX (16.1)
    Severino @CHW (16.4)
    Nova vs. TB (8.2)
    Ray vs. COL (23.1)
    McCullers vs. NYY (8.9)
    Carrasco @DET (8.0)

    But now the question is what about these starts? This will also help decide who to drop for streams …

    6/27
    Walker vs. STL (-0.5)

    6/28
    Garcia @SD (9.0)
    Ryu @LAA (-4.0)

    6/29
    Lynn @ARI (-1.3)

    6/30
    M. Montgomery @CIN (-6.9)

    7/2
    Walker vs. COL (5.8)
    Severino @HOU (3.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on obvious ones…. Start Walker, Severino

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Awesome thanks again! Start Walker in both?

        Walker vs. STL (-0.5)
        Walker vs. COL (5.8)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker in both

    • Cram It says:
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      @ebudz: You don’t seem to ever be doing the deciding. Just saying.

      • ebudz says:
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        @Cram It: Ha well everyone knows Grey wears the pants in this relationship! Duh!

  103. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    10 team 6×6 OPS + HDs
    c- Avila
    1b lomo
    2b rizzo
    ss machado
    3b seager
    mi schoop
    ci smoak
    of desmond
    of hamilton
    of Duvall
    of upton
    u odor

    sp wood, severino, darvish, stroman
    closers melancon, ramos, maurer, jim johnson,
    HD betances, vincent, phelps, shaw, otto, enny

    Im close to last in ERA and OPS. Overall 5th of 10 teams, any advise with this mess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Maurer, pick up bat to replace Odor or Upton until they’re hot

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: thx homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You homie!

  104. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need avg, sbs and runs (in that order). need to bench one of the following. who sits?

    joc – 2 vs laa, 2 @ laa, 3 @ sd
    drury – 1 vs phi, 3 vs stl, 3 vs col
    odor – 4 @ cle, 3 @ cws

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  105. Alex says:
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    I realized that nobody had asked about Tom Murphy, so would you go with Zunino over Murphy, or wait and see if Murphy’s bat comes around?

    Side note- I got to see Faria pitch while visiting family in St. Pete. His changeup fools hitters to swing late on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino, nice on faria

  106. joeg414 says:
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    Keep one on the roster for this week ?
    McCarthy @ SD
    Miranda @ LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  107. jack florida says:
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    redraft–barreto or happ?

    mallex or hanley?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ….Hanley

  108. stefan says:
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    Think Davidson stays hot? Which two would you start this week out of Davidson, Kendrys and Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Morales

  109. Bobby's world says:
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    Greetings & happy Monday grey!

    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    Who are you adding cam maybin, Ian happ (2b/OF), Carlos Gomez or matt Adams? I’m dropping schwarber,

    – part 2, whoever I do add who would you want at my 2nd utility slot for week 13; either one of the names mentioned or Jose abreu.

    —-

    Next Q, at my RP slot I’m starting a pitcher who’s eligible at RP/SP I’m torn between bundy who hosts rays on Sat.

    Or mike Montgomery who’s at cincy on Friday

    —-

    Rest of my team:

    C : contreras I wouldn’t be opposed dropping a weak bench guy for zunino.

    1b: Smoak

    2b: LeMhieu

    3b: Todd Frazier

    SS: owings

    IF: Sano

    OF we start 4
    Harper
    Benintendi
    Judge
    Cespedes

    Utility Bellinger
    Utility #2?

    DH Carlos Santana

    Actually looking at my team I can Add two of the above listed guys.

    Lastly thoughts on Jordan Montgomery as a 2 start streamer?

    Start 1 he’s at Chicago vs White Sox & holmberg

    Start 2 is at Houston & Francis martes

    Between Montgomerys 2 starts
    or gerrit Cole 1 start he hosts Giants & cueto

    Gracias! Since June is almost over is it time to stash moncada, o has that sailed away ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin, Abreu

      Bundy

      Stay away from Jordan

  110. Crime Dog says:
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    calhoun or peralta ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  111. Robert Glade says:
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    Was offered castellanas and L Castillo for Pineda. Should I bail on Pineda and roll the dice with the rookie, or stand Pat and cross my fingers. Thanx in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d likely hold

  112. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Wacha @ home v Cincinnati, SON has him @ 7.0.

    Start him or don’t risk it. Could use the W..I am trying to protect my ERA & WHIP, which this season is nearly impossible.

    Wacha has been good at home and has one solid start v Reds this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t risk it

  113. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey>> Berreto, Keon Broxton or Scooter Gennett? mixed points.. Oh I have to drOP Samard, Jeff Hoffman or Lynn. Hoffman is away tomorrow in SF and he’s been great on away games so I’m thinking i can get today’s start out of Samardj then drop. you agree? Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton, Hoffman

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        I just noticed Mancini.. Still Broxton?

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          Oh and I have Andrew Moore and he’s been sent down. Drop him instead of Hoffman or Hold him? thnx

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, drop Moore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  114. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    need a two-starter this week. Thoughts?

    Wacha CIN; WAS
    Ryu LAA; @ SD
    Finnegan @StL; CUBS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        FYI RYU only has one start this week since Maeda is starting tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh ok

  115. pfunk says:
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    Kemp or JBJ in OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  116. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Gray, Weekly league H2H 5X5, start Trumbo 6 games: @Tor (3), TB (3) or Russell 7 games: @Wsh (4), @Cin (3)? Russell is DTD so unsure about him. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  117. Jake says:
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    S. Marte is available. I have enough pitching that I could drop Pineda or Guerra for him…or Odor. Should I hold or drop?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

  118. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Missed out on Broxton, would you drop Polanco for Zimmer, Gennett or Chisenhall? 14 team h2h. Would any of those guys be OK to drop Polanco for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  119. redtree says:
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    need a starter–Gossett-Strahm-Paulino-Bib-Dik–or Bridwell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at matchups

  120. hankp says:
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    Grey – Which side do you like better ROS in a 14 team 5×5: Frazier and one of Wacha/Bauer or T.Joseph and Pineda. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  121. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Well…if I’m going cross-country it will be on my own now. What’s the worst that could happen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should hook up with Scott Kimmel!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I must have missed that, he traveling? Will he drive or fly? Would we have the AC on or windows open? Should we take roads or highways?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You guys can figure these things out on the ride… I’d go with AC on and roads, go leisurely

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: So you’re saying go with AC on and leisurely?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, take your time, really let the atmosphere breathe

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: We should take our time? (I’m not sure if you’re following what I’m doing here so I’m going to stop, ha)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You should take your time

  122. herschel says:
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    @Grey: could use some help in saves. would you trade t walker or peacock for herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Peacock first

  123. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Not sure what to do with my team. I am carrying 3 bench bats right now. Thats at least one too many. who is the odd man(men) out? Currently have SMOAK starting at 1st. And OZUNA, THAMES and CAIN usually in the OF. POLLOCK will be put back in the OF when he returns later this week.
    A.Pujols
    L.Cain
    M.Conforto
    N.Mazara
    T.Frazier
    It is a keeper league(keep 10) so keep that in consideration. K.Broxton is still available as well and Im tempted to pick him up.

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Don’t want to be annoying but did you just miss this one? Or are you having as much trouble as I am making a decision.

  124. Assy says:
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    Would you pick up Barreto or Happ over the stanky Odor? H2H weekly points league, no negative points for Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  125. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Great stuff as usual, Fantasy Master Lothario (Don’t abbreviate, mem-effers!)

    Need to make a tough call with very little public info: NFBC, 15-team… For Today thru Thurs…Sit Addison Russell (likely to miss Monday, then gets Scherzer/Stras on Tues/Wed), and A.) start Rosales (-8.2 @ Hou) or B.) start Ahmed (0.2 v Philly/v STL) or C.) Hold

    Also, any word on Margot’s return?

    Thanks Grizz!

    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: To clarify the above…Which 2 of 4 would you start for today thru Thurs:

      A Russell
      Ahmed
      Rosales
      Margot

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ahmed
        Rosales

        • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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          @Grey: Thanks Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. I’d likely just go Rosales…. Margot’s supposed to be back this week I think

  126. FrankGrimes says:
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    Any info on Seager?
    Stupid weekly lineup lock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you need to start him

  127. dhouse42 says:
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    standard roto 12 team categories. I’m tiring of Mark Reynolds and thinking of chasing hot shmotatoes, would you drop him for any of the following?

    Scooter
    Grichuk
    Drury
    Davidson
    Reddick
    Castellanos
    Gamel
    Goodwin
    Chisenhall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’m sure you’re right.

        *sigh* sometimes it’s so boring to not make a move though! I need the thrill of a waiver wire chase

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  128. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How does Domingo stack up to Desmond to you? If they are comparable, I was thinking about trying to swing a Desmond for Domingo + Jimmy Nelson type thing . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not close, Desmond is much better

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I wish he start playing like it !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • dhouse42 says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Someone dropped Desmond yesterday in my 12 team roto…not sure why, he hasn’t been thaaaat bad. I’m definitely putting in a waiver claim.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @dhouse42: Oh that’s crazy! I love Desmond + he’s been great (just not headline grabbing, which is fine). It’s less about Desmond and more about how good Domingo has been. Who does that team have at 1B/CI/OF/UTL that they dropped Desmond?!

        • dhouse42 says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:

          That team is in 1st – although 1st-7th are pretty close, I’m fifth right now.

          He has Rizzo, Judge, Holliday, Carlos Gomez, Matt Adams, Marwin Gonzalez, Nomar Mazara…

          and he dropped him for CC Sabbathia lol I don’t get it. It’s a competitive $ league too

  129. dtbran says:
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    With an xFIP of 3.44, Pineda worth holding in a 12 teamer (and keep on bench @ HOU)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. Gregory Chiarello says:
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    SON has Salazar starting saturday.
    Drop Leake for him in an 12 team H2H QS league??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Greg says:
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    Hello Grey, in first in 14 team 5×5 yahoo league. .. Pollock may come off dl soon. Quandry who to drop. ..

    C-SPerez
    1b-Myers
    2b-Castro
    SS-Owings
    3B-Arenado
    Of-Mancini, Bruce, Polanco, Maybin
    Ut-Barreto

    Sp-DeGrom, Wood, Faria, JNelson, Matz, Taillon, Peacock, Duffy (dl)
    Rp-Knebel, Bush

    Need room for Pollock, and another closer. Who’s expendable? As for closer, thinking Kahnle will be soon. Thoughts on both? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy or Peacock, could be with Kahnle

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying to trade Duffy then. …thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. Robert says:
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    Broxton or Mallex Smith for a team that needs steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

  133. knucks says:
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    High fives anyone on the Chris Herrmann batty call? w00t w00t!

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: Yes sir! Looking for a lot of scoring in the desert today.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: And the sky cracked open and it rained down RBI at Chase field. Looks like we are on pace for 4 runs in the 4th? Key.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him as my starting catcher, oofa!

  134. Jack says:
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    Snell or Meyer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matchups

  135. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Ian Happ or Brad Zimmer ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  136. Alex says:
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    To activate Braun, who’s the drop? Piscotty, Peralta, Broxton, Maybin

    I’m leaning toward Piscotty right now. He’s so underowned this year, and my league doesn’t seem to like him as I’ve dropped and picked him up multiple times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, drop him

  137. ryanoger says:
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    Domingo, Broxton, or Haniger? No real needs…who you takin’?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

  138. los locos says:
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    Grey, next season where would rank Tailon and Manaea who is better ROS and who would be a better option as 3rd keeper.
    Unless you see a better option as keeper below after Kershaw and Strausburg.

    Paxton
    Samarzija
    Matz

    Pineda
    Gray J
    EROD
    Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Paxton could be better, there’s a lot of season left, Strasburg has terrible 2nd halfs

      • Los locos says:
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        @Grey: thank! If I grab tailon. I will need to drop Erod gray Nola or Pineda, who’s gets dropped

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ed-Rod

  139. Bwyce Hawpor says:
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    Brantley or Ellsbury ROS? 12 team 6×6 w/ obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  140. William Hung says:
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    Story is 1/14 with 9 Ks – which means he’s due for a decent game today against Shark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’m rolling shark out there tonight too… hoping any runs/hrs he gives up goes to Story

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  141. Jr says:
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    In a 10 team h2h dynasty league, which side would you take? Goldschmidt or judge and bellinger? League is a little weird, with hr, bb, total bases, obp, slg and net streals as the hitting categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! Is it close? Or the judge side by a lot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, guess close

  142. Just Busted says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5 H2H

    I took a gamble on trading my Souza Jr for his Trevor Story. Do you see Story rebounding in the second half? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  143. Dubjay says:
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    Let me try a repost

    Hey Grey,
    Not sure what to do with my team. I am carrying 3 bench bats right now. Thats at least one too many. who is the odd man(men) out? Currently have SMOAK starting at 1st. And OZUNA, THAMES and CAIN usually in the OF. POLLOCK will be put back in the OF when he returns later this week.
    A.Pujols
    L.Cain
    M.Conforto
    N.Mazara
    T.Frazier
    It is a keeper league(keep 10) so keep that in consideration. K.Broxton is still available as well and Im tempted to pick him up.

    • dubjay says:
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      @Dubjay:
      Broxton has now been picked up so scratch that part.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Pujols

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        keep frazier pujols or drop them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose them

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            who of the 2 would you drop first

            • dubjay says:
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              @dubjay:
              not sure why i changed which to who.
              Which of the 2

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Frazier

                • dubjay says:
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                  @Grey:
                  Thanks Grey.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem

  144. Cohen says:
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    Pirela, Swanson, Slater or Rosales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech…Pirela

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: i know thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  145. Alex says:
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    Anyone starting Hamels tonight?

    Dumb question?

    • Jr says:
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      @Alex: not a dumb question, but I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  146. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer? OBP/SLG keeper

    Freeman, Donaldson, McCullers

    Bellinger, Manny, Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger/Sale

  147. FrankGrimes says:
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    Wtf Carrasco come on man jeez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Seven runs and Odor nada
        So glad I dumped him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  148. Jack says:
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    Drop Cargo for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. John says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Getting offered Scherzer for Bellinger.

    I am dominating in offensive stats (lead in R,HR,RBI,OPS) but middle of the pack in pitching and fighting for first place. League is 10 team 6×6 R,HR,RBI,SB,OPS K,QS,ERA,WHIP,K-9,SVHD

    Based on this info Should I make this trade? So nervous about injuries to Scherzer…

    This is my team:

    Zunino
    Gold
    Odor
    Bryant
    Simmons
    Bellinger
    Springer
    Judge
    Jake Lamb
    JBJ
    Mallex Smith
    Moistaskiss
    Moncada

    Cueto
    Tanaka
    Hamels
    Ray
    Severino
    Montgomery
    Manaea
    Brad Brach
    Neshek
    Edwin Diaz
    Melancon
    Betances

    Rodon (DL)
    Aaron Sanchez (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, depends on needs, I’d take Scherzer

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I need Ks and K/9 ERA and WHIP

  150. Crime Dog says:
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    Guy in my league is toying with my heart now. Just got offered Mike trout and chacin for bellinger and McCullers. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger’s a top 20 guy, McCullers is top 10 SP, could go either way

  151. gl3 says:
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    Wil Myers carrasco for Mike Montgomery and Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  152. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 including obp. Mancini, Michael Taylor or Keon Broxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Joeg414 says:
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    Who’s a better pickup K.Maeda vs LAA, then AZ.
    Or Luis Castillo (Reds) vs Milw, then @ Col. (Ouch)
    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  154. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need help in saves and sbs. my wood/drury for segura/giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  155. lwomack58 says:
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    CBS points league-Drop Owing for L. Morrison, Souza, Schebler, D. Santana or Ender.

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  156. ryanoger says:
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    1. My Judge for MadBum and Cano?

    2. My Judge for Madbum and Springer?

    Which option should I try for first? Should I deal Judge it both scenarios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cano 2. Springer — Try 2 1st

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        If he wants Haniger too along with Judge in both trades…still make the trade right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems okay

  157. Dueces says:
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    Which side? Altuve, Springer, A. Garcia, Ray, Iglesias or Odor, Turner, Cruz, Peacock, Godley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  158. No Name says:
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    In a 12 teamer, H2H is it time to cut Pujols? I am in good shape for gaining a playoff spot so more of a longer term question. Best on the wire….Holliday, Marwin or Happ, M Montgomery, J Montgomery on the SP side.
    Hold or move on?

  159. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hey Grey. I’m assuming you’ve also finished watching The Leftovers and now Fargo’s latest seasons. What will you be watching these days? I am bummed there apparently won’t be a season three of The Knick. Liked that one.

  160. No Name says:
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    I need pitching but love Stanton’s power and need OF help ( your man crush on Stanton noted as well )…. the offer:
    His Stanton for my Verlander and Pujols ( Verlander’s five inning no hitter is fresh on people’s minds and I wonder if Pujols is borderline droppable in my 12 teamer, H2H, 5 OF, ten hitting cats league). Here is my team once Freeman gets back:
    C- Realmuto
    CI – Freeman, Lamb, Seager
    MI – Rizzo, Harrison, Simmons
    OF – Conforto, Schebler, Owings, Maybin, Melky
    Util – LoMo
    Bench: Pujols, Dyson
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Severino, Faria, Taillon
    RP – Holland, Maurer, Melancon

  161. No Name says:
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    Urenas v Mets or Happ v Baltimore this week? Either more than a streamer in a 12 teamer?

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