Jose Bautista is such a douche canoe.  He bat-flipped after a home run that cut the Braves lead to 8-4.  That’s like “Pimp my Ride” with a Hyundai.  That’s like moonwalking at a bar mitzvah with toilet paper on your shoe.  That’s like screaming at your recently ex-girlfriend, “I’ll never be alone, because I will always have my mom!”  He’s hitting .208, and hasn’t looked right since Odor ended him like Drago ended Apollo.  Any hoo!  This has nothing to do with Bautista.  Well, kinda.  Freddie Freeman was hit on the wrist, and then all hell broke out for the better part of the Jays/Braves games.   Freeman looked like he was in serious pain and he’s headed for an MRI and CT scan today.  I don’t own him, but I will join your prayer hexagon if you need me.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Biagini – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.41.  If the Jays haven’t nicknamed Biagini “Bighead,” they’re dropping the ball.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 4th homer this week, and he’s owned in only 14% of ESPN leagues.  Oh.  *runs a marathon*  Kay.

Josh Donaldson – Won’t rejoin the club this weekend.  Not to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but this is feeling like a lost season for Donaldson.  I know, I know, still plenty of time left, but it’s not feeling good.

David Phelps – Mattingly hinted at moving Phelps into the starting rotation.  Here’s what I would’ve said to Mattingly if I were a reporter, “So, you’re saying you might be conceivably moving your best pitcher into the rotation?”  Why aren’t more reporters sarcastic?  That would get things done.  “So, Dusty are you considering putting Glover, easily your best reliever, into the closer role or are you going to continue effin’ around with Shawn Kelley who can’t stay healthy and is not good?”

Jose Urena – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  Been pretty happy with results so far on Urena, which is not the same as my autocorrect thinking I had tests done on my urethra.  *Shudders*  My results are only for my NL-Only league, and results will greatly vary in mixed leagues.  More like nixed leagues!  Right?!  No?  Okay.

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  I would’ve liked to see more Ks, but I am a whiny b*tch, and McCullers doesn’t deserve an ingrate like me owning him.  I apologize a thousand times like an Asian who is stalling on committing hari-kari.   How about you stop at 347 apologies and do the deed already?

George Springer – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .257.  He was involved in every run the Astros scored yesterday, because Springer is worth every penny of his draft day price.  Negative speed score be damned!

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  Tie-In Idea!  The Cardinals players should dress like girls from The Handmaid’s Tale.  Like that wouldn’t be the most watched regular season game ever.  “Yadier throws from his knees and gets the runner!  Damn, he is fertile!  He looks ready for Ceremony Day!”

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Looks like his shoulder is feeling better (I’m trying to jinx him because I want Pham to stay around even after Piscotty returns).  That Fowler, nothing can stop him (yup, still jinxing).

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer of the week.  He’s obviously come out of his funk, so watch how many people still ask to drop him.  It’s almost like they don’t even look at their teams.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  This is who Porcello is, which is to say I’m half expecting him to win the Cy Young again in 2018.

Miguel Cabrera – Sidelined with an oblique strain.  Ironically, his oblique also drafted Miggy in its fantasy league.  What’s the chances?

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (zero BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  Okay, time to dig in on Fulmer.  7.8 K/9; 2.2 BB/9; 3.73 xFIP; averages 95 MPH on his fastball; has three pitches; line drives up, but hard contact is mostly going the opposite way, which might be why his homers are always low, making people chase outside the strike zone more; BABIP is saying he’s been lucky.  Overall, number three to four fantasy starter.

Tyler Collins – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (3, 4).  Okay, time to dig in on Tyler Collins.  He’s a drink with gin and two maraschino cherries that a dexterous-mouthed girl has stem-tied together.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 17th homer in the last four games.  The hypnotism to convince Dickerson he’s still in Colorado has paid off handsomely!  Hopefully he’s not caught with too much weed.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .246.  You jumping out of a DeLorean in March, “You go ahead with Abreu, Hosmer, Santana, Rizzo, yadda-blah-bloo, I’m gonna draft Morrison instead in the 26th round.”  “There’s only 25 rounds.”  “Exactly my point!”

Jesus Sucre – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 2nd homer.  Sweet Jesus!

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  Cobb vs. the Indians, sounds like hide and seek with the Pilgrims.  “This is not what we signed up for with Thanksgiving!”  As for Cobb, I like him, would’ve preferred to see him pulled after six innings and 103 pitches vs. 7 IP and 115 pitches, but he looked solid at the end, so what do I know?  Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, but I could see starting him there.  Again, what do I know?

Tim Beckham – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .279 with seven homers on the season.  I’m gonna totally put it out of my mind that he’s playing better than Odor.  Right after, I abnormally focus on it for two hours.

Josh Tomlin – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.86.  Pitching as well as his dyslexic acronym brother, To-Jo.

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer in his 2nd game.  Shucks, hopefully you dropped him after his first game, because now it might be harder to rationalize.

Jesse Hahn – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  I can’t go along with this charade!  There doesn’t seem to be anything to his change!  You know, I feel so dirty when Julio Teheran makes my fantasy team look like Beirut!  I wanna tell him that I love him, but this Points League is prolly moot!  Still, I don’t want Jesse Hahn.  I’ve been a fan of Hahn in the past, but I can’t see owning him in leagues shallower than 15-team mixed leagues outside of streams.  So, leave him to the Stream-o-Nator.

Christian Bergman – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Okay, could be wrong here, but isn’t Bergman married to Jays’ catcher, Maile?

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.50.  How many times is he going to face Kershaw this year?  He’s already faced him two dozen times, I can’t take many more!

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .262, but hitting near-.350 in the last week and four steals in the last four games.  The Convent is hot!  Ya know, Edu-Nun, a convent, it works, kinda, go with it.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.15.  Yeah, he’s awesome, no dur, but did you see the lineup the Giants sent out there?  The middle of their order is practically a baseball SOS — Morse!  Panik!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .287.  I’m not trying to invite catcher questions, but I picked up Yasmani two weeks ago and he’s hitting .391 on my team with 13 RBIs in 46 ABs.

Justin Turner – 2-for-3, 2 runs.  He only has one homer on the year, so he hasn’t gotten a ton of pub from me, plus, I don’t really drink, so me and a pub sounds like a bunch of sober pool shooting and trying to get off a stool without using the bar’s steppy-thing.  Any hoo!  Guess what Turner is hitting on the year?  Go ahead.  I’ll wait.  Forget it!  Too long!  He’s hitting .372.  Um, well, zoinks to that.

Zack Cozart – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .350.  You know what time it is.  Hot schmotato time!

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .326.  I’m crazy about him, but I’m not the problem.  Girardi’s the schmohawk putting together the lineup like it’s the TV schedule on ESPN Classic.  Turn off the Ellsbury highlights!

Jason Vargas – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.03.  The Regression Fairies call their significant other bae, they watch The Handmaid’s Tale through the cracks of their fingers with their hands pressed against their eyes, and they come for your ratios.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .230.  He is so much better and it totally makes sense to play him over Raul Mondesi.  The Royals have to win 72 games this year and not 68-70.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Well, at least he’s not Miggy.  Nah’mean?

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-4, 2 runs, and eight for his last ten while hitting leadoff.  Hot schmotato alert!

Gregory Polanco – Hit the DL.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Marte got busted, but the entire team was taking something, and they’ve all stopped.  This is libelous, until you realize it’s likely true, which is also libelous to say, but it’s true and that’s libelous, but not, because it’s true, but libel, but no, but yes, but–I can do this all day.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th and 5th steals, hitting .214.  Knee McClutchin’s not taking stories of his demise lying down!  Cause if he lays down with his knee it’s hard to get up again.  He sleeps propped against an armoire.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  His average 97 MPH fastball would be a bit less yawnstipating with Ks.  Cust kayin’.

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .246.  I’m gonna go out on a Terry Crews limb and say Bell’s the Pirates’ best hitter.  Agreed?  Cool.  So, how about that C**nt Hurdle subbing him out every game?  Pretty cool, huh?

Matt Albers – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.15, as he came into the 7th inning.  Okay, this blurb is simply for me.  Rest of you can move on.  Grey, why do you own Albers on four teams?  The saves thing is not happening, buddy.  Do you have him because his name sounds like someone pronouncing Fat Albert after Bill Cosby’s spiked your drink?  Put down the Cosbypolitan, and drop Albers.  Thanks, bro.  And nice hair!

Trevor Cahill – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  Well, you guys had a good run.  Okay, more like a 15-yard dash, but Cahill hasn’t pitched more than 111 IP in four years, so what did you expect?

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Cashner’s WHIP (1.34) and K/9 (4.2) are ludicrous.  His walk rate (4.7) is higher than his K-rate!  He’s the opposite of Samardzija.  Trim goatee — nah, bushy beard!  Good K-rate — nah, pitch to contact!  Fighting Irish supporter — nah, Pacifist Brit supporter (cheerio, Neville Chamberlain).

Jared Hoying – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Who needs Carlos Gomez?!  Perhaps his family.  Please, not now, Random Italicized Voice.

Delino DeShields – 4-for-4, 1 run as he batted ninth.  Choo (3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs) hit leadoff, so there’s no immediate rush to promote DeShizz up the order.  Did I say Odor?  Get your shizz together, you bastard!

Michael Conforto – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  To misquote The Avett Brothers and direct it right at Conforto, “Three words that you’ve made it easy to say, I and love and you.”

Matt Harvey – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.56.  All foolsies aside, he hasn’t been good in two years.  If you own him, it’s because you’re expecting a pitcher that no longer exists.  Here’s frequent commenter, OaktownSteve’s take, “Matt Harvey is the latest example of an old story:  if you’re a party guy, and you’re on top of the game, you’re a legend.  But if you slip on the field, you’re a schmuck and a half.  If he’s pitching to a 2.00 ERA this year, nobody even hears about what he does on his free time.”

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  He was beat up at home by a lineup featuring the three-hole guy, Wilmer Flores (3-for-5) and Juan Lagares (1-for-5 and his 1st homer).  That’s Pat, but not short for Patrick, instead pathetic.

Chris Herrmann – 2-for-4 and a walk-off homer, his 3rd homer.  Now let Herrmann use whatever bathroom they want!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Wham bam, thank you, Lamb!

David Peralta – Didn’t play again due to his tight glute.  Reminds me of the Nordic bodybuilder, Glute Fisk.  Fun to talk to about fitness if julbord.

  1. Citizen5 says:
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    That Polanco post is tremendous.
    Hope you like this one…

    Sit one or both for two starts?
    Salazar @ HOU (Musgrove); KC (Hammel)
    Velasquez @ PIT (Nova); COL (Senzatela)

    For?
    Berrios COL (Chatwood); @ BAL (Bundy)
    Garrett @CHC (Lester); CLE (Carrasco)
    Wood MIA (Nicoloino); CHC (Lackey)

    • Citizen5 says:
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      @Citizen5: apologies, forgot one after Wood.
      Nola @PIT (Kuhn); @ CIN (Arroyo)

      Thanks in advance

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Citizen5: tough call might go wood Nola over both. Both guys have one bad start. Definitely not Berrios or Garrett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Citizen5: Thanks! Both, Berrios/Wood

  2. Clay says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the write-up as always. Both Mazara and Bradley Jr have been recently dropped by frustrated owners. I feel like both should be owned but unfortunately, I only have one move left this week. Who should I add between Mazara and JBJ?

    10-team league, hitting cats are H, HR, R, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB, K

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clay: JBJ for me but close

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Clay: Maz

  3. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty H2H 7×7 Tbs, BB+HBP
    Devon Travis hitting .400 his last 10 games with 9 2Bs

    Worth losing schebler, heyward or Domingo Santana?

  4. Vic says:
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    I never hoped I’d have to ask this, but assuming our prayer hexagon for Freddie Freeman doesn’t work, who do you prefer — Justin Smoak or Justin Bour to fill my 1B slot?

    Please be okay Freddie!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Vic: Smoak em if ya got em

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Vic: Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vic: Agree w/ F

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent write-up!

    a. I read as I’m scrolling down (or vice-versa, please decide for me!!) and every time that I see I’m coming to the end it makes me sad!

    b. Hopefully JBJ can keep it going. Lost him in one league where there is only 1 DL slot and I have four players on the DL (Paxton, Haniger (DL), Maeda, and Story). Then there’s the countless DTD guys., kept him in another league (smiley face)….I digress.

    c. Hoping Pham stays hot and stays up too! Fowler be damned (especially since I drop-kicked him last week and only NOW he starts to produce!!)

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 18

    Sheriff: ‘Trautman! I don’t know which side you’re on, Trautman…I still think you came out here just to cover your ass. But if you’re serious about taking Rambo out clean, follow me…State police calling John Rambo. Acknowledge. State police calling John Rambo. Come in please. Acknowledge! If you’re listening, Rambo, here’s your situation: you are surrounded. Every possible exit has been blocked, every highway, every road, every fire break. You have our word that your services to your country will be taken into consideration. And you’ll receive fair treatment. Just respond, we can work everything out…over.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. I hear ya C. Hope so! D. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Question? Who does Trevor Cahill remind you the most of?

        Answer in the next 5 minutes!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, ok

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!!!

            a. I meant for you to answer!!! Holy crap, you disappoint me every time.

            b. Just kidding, mensch!

            c. The answer: Rob Scahill!!! Get it? add an ‘s’, that’s the only association he has a very similar last name.

            d. I guess it’s a slow night in Palm Springs?

            e. Btw, watched episode 1 of Big Little Lies! Loved it!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              C. Haha D. I’m in LA E. Yeah, it’s solid throughout, you’re gonna like

              • Ante Galic says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                a. Fab. Enjoying LA I hope.

                b. If Pazos pitches poorly:

                write: Spaz(os).

                c. If Pazos pitches well:

                write: Home, James!

                d. Watched all of Crashing US…I have got to say I have never been so disappointed with such a promising first two episodes of a series only to be totally let down by the remaining episodes. I kept hoping and waiting for it to improve. The finale was a total disaster!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A. Fab, indeed B. Haha C. Nice! D. Yeah, never watched it, didn’t look great

  6. Scott says:
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    1. Start or sit bundy @ det today? Cabrera is out.

    2. I lost cabrera & freeman yesterday. I can mkve k morales to 1b. Pick 2 to replace my CI and util: tommy joseph, logan morrison, kepler, devon travis, franco, v marinez. The inj to freeman could be long term and miggy has an oblique – i smell a dl stint despite what they say (dtd). I’m looking for either a hot hitter or someone who has upside that can be productive over a chunk of time. R,hr,obp,tb,rbi,sb. Thanks

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Scott: 1. I’m starting him 2. Travis and Tojo, might go Franco over Tojo if limited moves or longer term outlook

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott: Hard to recommend 2 Phillies but I might go ToJo . and Francoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: 1. Sure 2. Morrison, Travis

  7. David Arcibar says:
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    So in a 12 man league, would JBJ or Reynolds be more valuable for the rest of the season? Thanks!

  8. Muskysmell says:
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    This 10-day DL is such a shitty thing for fantasy rotations has huge repercussions for weekly leagues. Ugh…

    • M says:
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      @Muskysmell: Right there with you. I’m skeptical that all of the injuries we’ve seen this year are legit

  9. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Excellent post as usual. Bummed about Freeman – that hurts.

    Smoak or Alonso?

    JBJ or Altherr?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Smoke/JBJ

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Wait, dont smoke JBJ……….Smoak/JBJ

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Im going Alonso and Altherr.

  10. Adam says:
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    Severino or Ed Rodriquez ROS?
    Smoak or Zimmer at utility ??

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Adam: Ed/Zimm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree w/ F

  11. howtathor says:
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    Joining the FF Hexagon…Freddy been berry good to me!

  12. Scott steelers says:
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    Castillo or Wieters ROS?

  13. Wombat says:
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    Who would you rather have?

    Mazara or Bellinger

    And

    Verlander or Salazar

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wombat: Mazara/Salazar….Both are close though

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Wombat: Bellinger over Maz. Verlander over Salazar

      • Wombat says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks to you both for the feedback. It’s a dilemma…

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Many no problems

  14. jon says:
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    sell Abreu for Archer in a keeper? or hold

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jon: Seems fair but all things being equal I’d want Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Agree w/ F

  15. Jim says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Belt, Alonso, Tommy Joseph, Hosmer.
    Thank you

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jim: RoS….Hosmer, Belt, ToJo, Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Agree w/ b

  16. Andrew Burns says:
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    OK, I’ve read that opening paragraph at least 57 times…even once out loud to my wife who has no clue who Bautista is (and we are from Baltimore!), can’t stop laughing……thanks for starting my day out right. It can only get worse from here…..

  17. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Hey Grey! Swanson or Didi ROS in a standard 10 team roto?

  18. Joe says:
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    Hey grey 12 team dynasty 7×7 was offered his bumgarner avisail garcia and castellanos and a first Round pick for my russel Carlos Martinez and kepelr. Thank y

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Hold

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Joe: Definitely need some more context….dynasty meaning that you keep your full rosters to next year? 12 teams….how big of rosters? That first round pick could be worth pretty much nothing. Whats the rest of your roster? Who is on waivers?

      Leaning hold, but if Bum comes back healthy and is a keeper for you, he is more valuable than CMart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Agree w/ others

  19. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    AL only league – Drop Espinosa or Ronaldo Torreyes for Jared Hoyig?

  20. My Dad Likes the Avett Brothers says:
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    I’m in a 10 team, keep 10 guy dynasty league

    I need some space to stream starting pitching.

    Any of these guys droppable? I currently have Hill in my DL slot, so if I am going to make any moves, I’d have to drop two players.
    c – posey
    1b – votto
    2b – odor
    3b – rendon
    ss – boegarts
    of – jd martinez, conforto, altherr
    util – encarcion, desmond
    bench – broxton, schoop, bregman, ceasar, franco
    dl – braun, haniger
    sp – sale, estrada, pineda, eickhoff, lynn, hill, carlos martinez
    rp – bud norris, giles, devenski, brach, wilson, knebel, bush

    Thanks

  21. My Dad Likes the Avett Brothers says:
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    12 team league

    Bregman, JBJ, Alonso, Hicks, A. Diaz, Inciarte

    Which 3 would you keep for bench spots?

    Thanks

  22. Lee says:
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    Who is most droppable in a H2H 5 x 5 using OPS league? Healy, Marwan Gonzalez, Russell? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lee: Marwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Agree w/ F

  23. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope this Freeman injury isn’t serious. Anyway, I have one more move for my week in my weekly H2H and could either go with Godley @ SD on Sunday or Karns @Minn tommorow. Our matchup is close on strikeouts so was gonna go Karns with how he’s pitched double digit strikeouts in his last two starts, but may be an advantage to have Godley going Sunday for the last day of the week where I have a better idea as to whether I need to start him at all. Thoughts? Thanks as always.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: Godley for me

    • b the esq. says:
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      @G: “Insert SP name here” against SD in SD is usually the right choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree w/ others

  24. Kip Mungjup says:
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    Hahn actually looked good last night. Was cruising until poor defense and one of the worst strikes called balls I’ve ever seen on a sac bunt attempt caused him to throw 30 pitches in the 5th. Seriously though Paul nauert should be fired, they showed the k zone and the ball was dead center and called a ball. That ball turned out huge as it allowed sac bunt to still happen with only 1 strike and Segura to hit a 2 run dribbler up the middle. Back luck again happened next AB when the CF just dropped a fly ball.

  25. Mike in Busan says:
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    Oh, do please join the Freddie Freeman prayer hexagon with me, Grey. He’s my only first basemen in my main Yahoo league, and the pickings at the position are slim! Do I go with 26th round LoMo or Tim “better than Odor” Bechkham?

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: sweet! Forgot the Rockies are playing in Minnesota–Ryan Reynolds gonna DH and Desmond gonna get that sweet, sweet easy Yahoo 1B eligibility!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  26. Mike in Busan says:
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    Damn you, Ryan Reynolds, I loved you in Deadpool, but did you have to be so good that Desmond still isn’t first-base eligible?

  27. Luvdarooks says:
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    In an AL only where I need the SB how much to bid for ZIMMER of my $100 FAAB? Don’t want to wait for a Rosario ( mets) could be another month right ?
    Need the stats now for ROY

    It could push me from second to first ?

    • Luvdarooks says:
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      5×5 OBP

  28. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Personal favorite write-up of yours in a little while. Awesome sauce my man. Thanks!

  29. bigbear says:
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    Which to stream?

    Karns @ MN
    Butler vs MIL

  30. Just Busted says:
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    In my Yahoo 5×5 H2H 12 team:

    I have Goldschmidt, Santana, and Bellinger at 1st. Time to pull the plug on Santana? Or hold? If trade, what kind of pitcher can I expect to get in return? Trying to balance my team out and I have not really seen signs o’ life there yet.

    Thanks!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Just Busted: I have a hard time believing anyone would give anything more than a streamer pitcher at this point. They’re going to look at his stats and, as you said, see no signs of life there.

  31. Jaaaaaake says:
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    #razz30

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Jaaaaaake: REL forever.

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Well that’s just absolutely absurd at this point…

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @The Great Knoche: When’s the post dropping?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I got recruited to take over a team in the RZ30 but I’ll be nice. I’m a mercenary not a crab

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have crab instincts

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that’s why I shave one side light the other on fire and stab them when they run out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You step on crabs then eat them shizzes

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: especially the cute blue ones

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  YOU ARE KING CRAB!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m trying to hype you, is it working?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you know it is *blushes*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You are King Crab!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I have some huge craws

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wait, you got crabs or are King Crab?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I won’t lie… both

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  32. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    12-team league.

    Pick 2 ROS: Ells, JBJ, Gardner, and Schoop

  33. Likely depends on team roster, but with only 2 DL slots, how many DL’d players can a 12 Team League continue to hold?! This 10 day DL season is seriously out of hand. Been hanging onto Haniger as the only bat, BUT Maeda, Paxton (if an effective prayer circle, both back next week-ish…), Bedrosian (No timetable. My pissy mood now hates the term “timetable”. ), and NOW Cahill (a flippin’ fill-in for all the drafted DL’d guys). Throw in demotions (Snell & J. Ross), and pitching has become a shizzuation that are hurting many of us. Enough venting. Thank you for allowing. But with poor waiver options (Folty, Bauer, Nelson), is it time to drop any of Bedrosian or Cahill??? Thanks again. & great write-up as per usual, Grey.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @zombie: Would get Folty. Without knowing the timetables, would probably lose Cahill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Drop Cahill, Folty is best there, but he’s a streamer too

  34. Mark says:
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    Better long term keeper, regular 5×5 h2h league.

    Ryon Healy or Alex Bregman?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mark: Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree w/ b

  35. The Great Knoche says:
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    Remember when Cashner was traded for Rizzo? I think he still struck some guys out back then, but still.

    Jesse’s girl pun song was a stretch, but I enjoyed it.

  36. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Drop Albers for Hand (SD)? Desperate for saves

  37. Packers says:
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    Good morning,
    1. J. Harrison or N. Castellanos. I need SB and Avg. Harrison seems like the choice. I keep thinking Castelanos will break out with me being a Tigers fan. 12 teams OPS.
    2. Mancini or D.Peralta. Seems Peralta is injury prone. 10 teams all roto leagues.
    3. Drop Marte and Dahl in a 10 team keep 5 league. Would add Mancini and Knebel. Only 4 reserves including DL guys. In 3rd so trying to win now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: 1. Harrison 2. Peralta 3. Bahl

  38. Good morning Grey! Apologies if this is a mouthful. Trying to think of a trade with the 9th out of 10th place manager right now. He could basically use everything. His point totals are R-1.5, HR-1, RBI-1.5, SB-3, AVG-7, OBP-4, W-1, SV-4, K-2, ERA-6, WHIP-7, QS-3. Hes also got Miggy DTD now. I’ve done deals with this manager before which is why I’m targeting him and Altuve. This manager is an easy going guy and the type you guy you wanna be dealing with. Hes pretty much always open to trading. So I want to do a somewhat fair trade and not totally fleece him.

    My lowest point totals are AVG-3, OBP-2 and I’m in 3rd/10th place in the league right now and could make huge gains here. What do you think would be a fair trade for Altuve? Or hold? My team as follows.

    C-Perez, 1. Rizzo, 2. Trea, 3. J.Turner, SS. Gyorko, OF-Giancarlo,Conforto,Broxton, Util-Duvall, B-C.Hernandez, DL-Story.

    McCullers,Cole,Verlander,Severino,Salazar,Nova,Bundy,Godley,Melancon,Holland,Mauerer,DL-Maeda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I don’t see how you’re trading for someone else’s best player, and a player who is better than anyone on your team — so, maybe Rizzo, but I wouldn’t

  39. jon says:
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    stream Davies @ SD or Montgomery at KC or naaahh… don’t have to stream but have an empty spot, live to fight another day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Davies

  40. Dhouse42 says:
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    I need SP, should I do my Rendon for his JBJ and Aaron Sanchez? 12 roto cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dhouse42: It’s fair, I’d want Rendon

  41. ryanoger says:
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    I need you for my hexagon!

    Dig the write up

  42. Jose says:
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    Zack Cozart, on top of his general Schmotatoeing, has a 5 game HR streak at Wrigley.

  43. Cram It says:
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    Chris Cornell died last night. It’s a Soundgarden kinda day.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Cram It: Cram!!!

      Sad news indeed! Great band for sure.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Black Hole Sun!

  44. Zzzzzzzz says:
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    Would u drop any of these to pick up zimmer

    Hosmer
    Polanco
    Gallo
    Altherr

  45. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Should I drop Polanco and Yonder for Piscotty and Mazara, or hold?

    (no room on DL for Polanco right now with Haniger and Britton taking up those slots)

  46. Alex says:
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    Drop Altherr or Broxton for JBJ?

  47. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    Guy in my league has dangled Salazar as a potential trade target. I know he is struggling but is he worth trading for? If so, he is looking for an OF…would Heyward or Inciarte be somewhat a fair trade or should I just hold?
    Thanks.

  48. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Forsythe (soon to be back from DL and leading off for Dodgers), Travis (horrible April, but red hot now), Miller (where has he gone?)

  49. dtbran says:
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    Hurting on bats (Pollock Thames Miggy now maybe Cain out) would you pick up Mazara in a 12 tm limited moves ROS daily league and drop any of Ray, Urias or wait out the storm?

  50. HomerHWBush says:
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    For you and all the other folks out there sacrificing buckets of KFC to the fantasy basball gods on behalf of St. Anthony de Rizzo, my thanks. And ditto that for the dark majik invoked that has begun to wring some semblance of productivity from JBeeJ. Maybe this season isn’t lost after all. Oh right, Salazar!

    Speaking of, should I accept this trade: My Polanco/Salazar for his Stanton/Triggs.

    One love.

  51. Tweak says:
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    Yeesh, this season with the injuries…

    I JUST added Freeman, too. Gave up Judge for him and Bregman. Prayer hexagon, go!

    Hopefully, Bregman picks it up soon. I’ve got the corners locked down with Goldy/K Seager, but CI production would be nice (gotta rely on Bregman now instead of Freeman). I also have Odor, Polanco and Story, so this season’s going fantastically thus far! I keep telling myself to be patient, their numbers will normalize and all will be right in the world (well, maybe only for fantasy baseball).

    Simple ROS question: Joc or JBJ? Their projections were pretty close during ST, but I’m not sure what to think from what I’ve seen thus far. Assuming equal playing time (if and when the Dodgers fix their OF logjam).

  52. Bd says:
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    Seriously grey, what’s the deal with TB consistently running Cobb’ s ip and pitch counts up this year? It defies logic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bd: Yeah, it’s baffling

  53. Chucky says:
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    Folty (two starts) or Butler over Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: No idea of matchups

  54. mrm3711 says:
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    Also I’ve been lighting candles for DeShizz and it looks like they’re finally starting to pay off! Thanks as always.

  55. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey grey,

    12-team H2H OBP/QS

    Which side:

    My Rizzo/Y.Alonso/Schoop/K.Herrera for Edwin/Altuve

    Would still have three closers left (Giles, Wilson, Reed), Altuve replaces Schoop. Have C.Davis as a backup if Encarnacion is really this bad.

    Giving up too much or good?

  56. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    One more….

    14 team OBP league– deal Bundy for Piscotty or Keon?

    Thanks!

  57. mcmi11ions says:
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    Way to tease me and send mixed messages on Hicks and Dickerson! This was an easy choice 6 weeks ago.

    I love the comment though about Girardi and ESPN classic. It’s almost like he is hoping to see a clip of himself there. Don’t tell him that Joe Torre was a player manager at one point.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Just to clarify… I’m still dropping Hicks for Dickerson. Dude can’t score me points in the fake game when he is on the bench in the real one.

  58. peacecoast says:
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    Gman give me some emotional support. I am 2nd overall in my league. But third from last in HR and RBI. Goldie, arenado, rizzo, bryant, russell, schebler, mazara, altherr, pollock, schoop…I should be fine right? It befuddles me why my power numbers are so low. Scoring runs like crazy tho.
    C are welington and RUpp. ALso keirmaier and vmart to round it out. And shitty Rajai for sagnof (mayeb not for long tho).
    Thanks.

    p.s. I know you own folty, do you watch him? It is always stressful, his end results look better than his process. Damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: I watched him yesterday, he looks nasty, but w/out great command

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: my hitters should be ok for HR and RBI tho?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the full question? All I see is “my hitters should be ok for HR and RBI tho?”

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: I am third from last in RBI and HR but my hitters look like they are simply underperforming. Do you agree or think I will need to move some guys?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know what hitters you have

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: oh I listed them in the first post :(

                Goldie, arenado, rizzo, bryant, russell, schebler, mazara, altherr, pollock, schoop, Vmart, kiermaier, rupp, welington, rajai

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @peacecoast: V-Mart, Kiermaier, Rupp, Welington and Rajai are not great, rest are fine, or underperforming

                  • peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: thanks!

  59. lwomack58 says:
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    J. Wilson or Glover-someone dropped Wilson and I’m holding Glover.

  60. DonnieB says:
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    Good morning! JBJ is on waivers this week and To-Jo is a free agent. It is a 12 team keeper auction league. My CI are Abreu,Arenado, Machado. My MIs are Segura,Seager and Cesar H. I have Castro as my DH. My OFs are Betts,Springer, Conforto, Grichuk, and Margot. Grichuk is at $1 and Margot at $2. I have Polanco now on DL. I have #1 waiver pick so Bradley would be mine. What moves should I consider in this situation. All free agents are at $10 for 3 years if kept. Are Bradley and Joseph worth any drops?

  61. MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
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    Do we like Keon, JBJ, Hicks, Gardner, or Scotty doesn’t know ROS?

  62. birrrdy says:
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    Grey, how do you *not* own Freeman?? Your rankings were so high on Freddie, way ahead of all other ‘perts. And because of your sage guidance, I sold the farm to get Freeman preseason. Until last night, was feeling like a genius for giving up Syndergaard and Bumgarner to get him.

    …Now I just fear this trade was as cursed as a Greg Brady Hawaiian tiki doll!

    • birrrdy says:
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      @birrrdy: p.s. Harvey was hitting 98 mph on the gun last night. Those of us that are still hopeful aren’t waiting for a pitcher that doesn’t exist any more – just a modest return to control which should make a world of difference once he dials in. Might require a change of scenery to make it happen, tho…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess who I took in the 2nd round in every league instead?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: Odor!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please Odor!

  63. ChiCitySox says:
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    So yesterday afternoon I agreed on a trade to get Freeman. I got that going for me, which is nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  64. Don Majikowski says:
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    JA Happ or Rodon for DL stache?

  65. Mr. Trench says:
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    10 team head to head standard scoring

    who do you want for the rest of the season at 3rd,

    Suarez or Rendon?

    Also what’s the deal with Odor? I’ve read that metrics show he will bust out, do you see the same thing?

    I own Miggy and Odor and it hasn’t been fun watching them shit the bed with limited bench spots :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon… Yes, have faith on Odor

  66. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    10team, 5×5 roto. Trade #1 rizzo for Arenado which side you like, #2 conforto for fulmer and lastly Hamilton for yelich? Great write up and thanks again I’m closing in on first place with all these recommendations. You rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Conforto, Hamilton

  67. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade Walker for Wood in a keeper? K/9 and K are both categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard Yahoo keeper league. I have C-Mart, Quintana, Salazar, Paxton, Manaea, Walker as SP & Herrera, Bedrosian, Neris, Brach, and Wilson for closers.

    I’ve been offered Alex Wood for Kelvin Herrrera. Would you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  69. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Assuming Haniger makes it through his rehab assignment clean and comes back healthy to the two-hole (ey-oh!), he should be back next week. Would you want he or Pillar? Need hits/average, runs, and some SB’s mostly.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  70. Jon Strayer says:
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    Shallow keeper obp league – Baez was just dropped. Should I drop Peraza to pick him up? Other option would be to drop J. Gray – other SP are Scherzer, Yu, DeGrom, Cueto, McCullers (I know you hate me … don’t be a hater!!) Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Gray

  71. Chris R says:
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    Probably losing Freddie Freeman. I’m stashing Rhys Hoskins. My only 1b Elgibility guys are Yuli Gurriel and Todd Frazier.

    I have one waiver move left for the week.

    Do I hold for a streamer in case I need ks and pick up whoever’s left from the following monday, or grab one now?

    Josh Bell, Victor Martinez, Tommy Joseph, Mitch Moreland, CJ Cron
    (12 team 5×5, H2H)

    I also Offered Andrew Triggs for Justin Smoak, Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for streamer…. I’d take Smoak, it’s fair

  72. Hugman says:
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    Haha, just yesterday I was singing, “Hey hey hey! It’s Maaaaaaaaatt Allllbers! (And I’m gonna bloat ratios for you-ooooo. Cuz you know that’s all I do. You’ll have no fun now with me on your squad, ruining your ratios and making you curse God. Na na na gonna have to drop me. Hey hey hey! Na na na cuz I’m never gonna get you a single save!)” Then I dropped him.
    Great minds!

  73. enrique says:
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    Would you start Duffy tonight vs. the Yankees? I remember you saying you’d probably start him at home against anyone, but the Yanks hit lefties well, and the SoN gives Duffy $0 for the start. I need wins, Ks, ratio help, but with two consecutive games vs. NY (next week it’s on the road) Duffy makes me nervous.

    (It’s in a roto league)

  74. William Hung says:
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    Looks like it’ll be Pazos over Vincent for the M’s

  75. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I must be pure and true
    I must contain my views
    There must be something else
    There must be something good
    Far away…

    RIP Chris

    • Hugman says:
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      @Big Magoo: Well this is a shitty first: first time learning of a celebrity passing via Razzball. :(

  76. Hugman says:
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    Please rank best to worst as fill-in for Freeman (as if):
    Pujols, Napoli, Valencia, Healy, Joseph, Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: I’m thinking a Joseph after him then Bour? (Already have Pujols, thinking about a backup for him if things get serious with Freeman.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d try Joseph next

          • Hugman says:
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            @Grey: Last one, Joseph or Alonso?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Alonso

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: Fuckity Fuck. I’m fucked. Out til August. Freeman and Harper were carrying the rest of my piecemeal offense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It sucks, Hugman

  77. Grey….i watched the Oakland game with Hahn pitching. The OF of K Davis, Canha and Joyce repeatedly could not catch up to balls a decent fielding OF could. I am not saying Hahn is an all star, but he pitched way better than then box score looks and the game should have been a much better game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s what someone else said above

  78. MrBigDraws says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for all you do!

    QQ: looking to upgrade pitching… should I trade benintendi or Bellinger for greinke? If yes, which would you offer first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

      • MrBigDraws says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Ryan says:
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    Grey, the bastards vetoed my trade:
    I get Cueto
    He gets Kinsler, lackey, Suarez
    Helped both teams.
    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  80. Ted says:
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    Are Duffy and Bundy anything more than streamers in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  81. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Brad Miller or Tim Beckham?

  82. William Hung says:
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    I’m looking for a SB batty call – where am I placing my chips – DeShields (PHI), Peraza (CHC), Dyson (CWS), or Cesar Hernandez (TEX)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  83. Jason says:
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    Trade question for keeper league. Gregory Polanco and Taijuan Walker for Jacob Degrom.

    Note: Other OF are Cruz, Blackmon, Broxton, Altherr, Haniger, Piscotty, Joc Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Was thinking that, just fear Polanco could still become a star down the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could

  84. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a points league would you drop Harvey or J Nelson (my two streaming spots) for any of Vince Velasquez, Ian Kennedy, or Sean Manaea? Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson for VV

  85. Scott steelers says:
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    Was offered machado and turner for goldschmidt and judge. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me assuming Trea

  86. Nature Boy says:
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    Margot or Zimmer ROS? Wooooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer — haha

  87. dem ribbies says:
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    Who you like better ROS as a DH in a OPS league?

    Hanley “AL only”
    or
    Mark Reynolds “@Coors only”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  88. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey, Grey,

    Melancon reactivated, so is now the time to drop Law/Strickland?

    Is Altherr over?

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah on RPs, meh on Altherr

  89. Steve says:
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    Trade away Cozart for Odor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  90. Baskets says:
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    Gregory Polanco worth #1 priority off waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  91. joeg414 says:
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    Is Schwarber a sell low? Or wait it out ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for what, I’d likely wait

  92. A2K says:
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    Keeper League Trade (CI, MI, 5 OF)

    I get:

    Odor for two more years

    I give:

    Gary Dirty Sanchez for four more years

    Thanks Grae, I always come to you first, robots second.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks…. Odor

  93. JMoney says:
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    Whatup Grey,

    Thoughts on Todd Frazier? Is he a potential buy-low candidate in a vacuum for a 12 team OPS league?

    • JMoney says:
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      @JMoney: .192 BABIP, career best strikeout and walk rates…figure I can get him for the low low, just wondering if its a move worth making

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him if price cheap enough

      • JMoney says:
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        @Grey: Tillman for a team hard up for pitching?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  94. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    As a Pittsburgh fan, it is incredibly hard to watch Hurdle mangle the lineup so regularly. Last night Bell dinged a 3 run dong in the 6th and sure enough, he was pulled for “defensive upgrade”, Danny Ortiz (lol).

    Bell is the only real run producing threat on the entire roster right now. Let’s pull him for a turd has been crammed in to a first baseman’s mitt and propped up against the base so they can creatively get a force out if necessary. Its totally insane.

    The only redeeming quality about Ortiz is that he wears #69, which is still hilarious.

    Anyway, great write up, Homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s absolutely crazy

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Bell batting 4th today, hit a 2 run dong in the 1st. Streamer or more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Best own

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Altherr or Hicks for Bell? my only extras…Also eyeing Haniger on the FA pile (no DL in this league).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hicks

  95. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 (OPS, K/9, K/BB, QS, NSVH)

    I get Trea Turner and Stephen Piscotty
    I give Clayton Kershaw

    Think I can get more? I need some bats with the injuries I’m going through right now, and I have pitching coming back from the DL.

    C – Matt Wieters
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2B – Roughned Odor
    3B – Ryon Healy
    SS – Freddy Galvis
    CI – Tommy Joseph
    MI – Andrew Romine
    LF – Gregory Polanco
    CF – Ian Desmond
    RF – Josh Bell
    OF – Carlos Beltran
    OF – Lewis Brinson
    Util – Justin Bour

    SP – Clayton Kershaw, Lance McCullers, Jake Odorizzi, Charlie Morton, Nate Karns, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey
    RP – Edwin Diaz, AJ Ramos, Hector Neris, Adam Ottavino
    DL – James Paxton, Madison Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Turner, but I think you can do better on the Piscotty one

  96. stoopid says:
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    Boring catcher question of the day… 10 team OBP league

    Hedges, Castillo, or Contreras

    Any of them ROS worthy or keep playing the hot hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  97. BDP says:
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    10-team H2H 7×5, R/HR/RBI/SB/TB/OBP/SLG, W/SV/ERA/WHIP/ K/BB, so heavy emphasis on sluggers and minimal reward for volume pitching. Daily roster moves, 3 transactions per week to limit advantages of streaming.

    C Grandal
    1B/2B/3B/SS Votto, Carpenter, Seager, Correa
    LF/CF/RF Tomas, Trout, Stanton
    U Judge
    BN Bellinger, EE, Peraza

    SP (3) Iglesias, Norris, whoever’s starting
    RP (2) Brach, Colome
    P (2) Betances, Bush
    rotation: Tanaka, Harvey, Bundy, Duffy, Severino
    DL: Melancon/Britton

    My offense feels stout, and I have a big closer advantage with 2 SP eligible closers, but my pitching is a hot mess.

    I’m considering moving Stanton for a big SP and going with just one other SP to tank W and try to win the other four pitching categories most weeks.

    1. Like the strategy and think I have enough offense left moving Judge to RF and juggling Tomas/Bellinger/EE for two spots in LF/U?
    2. If yes, which 1 or 2 of my SP’s would you keep? I’m basically just holding Harvey & Duffy a little longer to see if they have any trade value left.
    3. The Scherzer owner is interested but wants a SP (or 1B) back in addition. He already said no to Harvey/Duffy. Bellinger/EE seem clearly too much to offer. Are there any of those SPs you *wouldn’t* include?
    4. Which closer do you axe for Melancon? (The Scherzer guy doesn’t want one.)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Makes sense with that mess at SP 2. Severino, Tanaka 3. The ones I didn’t name in 2 4. Brach

  98. Fungazi says:
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    Any chance Schwarber gets sent back down instead of Happ? I checked he’s hit .195 in the regular season since July 22, 2015. Why such a long leash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it

  99. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Hey some team decided to drag itself out of the gutter in nfbc. Still covered in urine and hypodermic needles, but someone handed it a wet-nap.

    So I think Saul’s been pretty awesome this season. Pleasantly surprised.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Saul’s episode in the court room was terrific… And all the Gus stuff… Surprisingly, I don’t hate the Chuck stuff as much as I usually do

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah courtroom episode was good. All the Gus stuff is picking up, but I forget how involved Saul was with him.

        I’m also pumped because I honestly have no idea how The Leftovers will end. It could rain down a plague of pulled pork sandwiches and I wouldn’t be shocked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, totally on The Leftovers, I’ve been less crazy about this season than the 2nd, but I still like it

  100. William Hung says:
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    Story is going out on a “rehab assignment” on Friday – what’s the longest they can keep him down there? I have a feeling he’ll need to perform or else the Rockies will keep saying he’s still hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Week or two

  101. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    Please review team below and do you see any swaps from the wire you would make? Obviously I need a little help in the Reliever department. I acquired Trea (and some mid tier pitching) in a huge crazy trade (15 guys in total) but I lost a lot of my bench bats.

    Waiver:
    Hit – C. Santana, K. Broxton, Z. Cozart, B. Gardner, C. Taylor, T. Joseph, J. Bell, L. Morrison, S. Leon, S. Schebler, A. Hedges, B. McCann, M. Moustakas, J. Bradley Jr.
    PIT – Z. Godley, J. Nelson, T. Anderson, M. Minor, J. Musgrove, S. Feldman, A. Cashner, J. Hellickson, C. Tillman, J. Gray, M. Moore
    RP – D. Betances, B. Brach, B. Kintzler, J. Johnson, M. Bush, B. Norris, F. Rodney

    My Team:
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Trea Turner
    CI – Nolan Arenado
    LF – Corey Dickerson
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Bradley Zimmer
    DL – Ryan Braun
    DL –Tom Murphy

    Sp – Chris Sale
    SP – Justin Verlander
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Netfali Feliz
    P- Greg Holland
    P -Taijuan Walker
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN – Sean Maneae
    BN – Rick Porcello
    BN – Alex Wood
    BN – Masahiro Tanaka
    DL – James Paxton

    Thanks in advance bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea — Godley — Broxton over Porcello, bench Zimmer

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @Josh: looks like u need a RF, especially is cain is hurt

  102. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey wassup brother………Who do you like ROS….JBJ, Schebler, J Harrison, and then again rank em…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Not even close huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  103. enrique says:
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    I never even heard of James Pazos.

    In a league where I need both saves and holds, would you advise dropping any of Casilla, Melancon, Glover, Maurer, or Rondon for Pazos? I’m thinking I should stay put with the guys I’ve got, but what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • dubjay says:
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      @enrique:
      Id grab him over rondon. I think that they have turned to C. Edwards JR in the 8th with the lead the last couple of games.

  104. Pager24 says:
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    MAN… is Bedrosian ever coming off the DL? I feel like he’s been out all season and really haven’t seen any updates

    Also, saw Tailion has resumed playing catch and light cardio. Any chance you think he’s back by say after the All-star break?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      August sounds about right

  105. Blaster says:
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    Drop Feliz for Pazos or does Neftali close again at some point? I have Knebel so not desperate for saves but like to get some SAGNOF in when possible

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blaster: I’d take Pazos now then. Worry about Feliz later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Pazos

  106. I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt says:
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    Should I drop keon Braxton for Zimmer? And another one drop samardzija for maeda? Thanks!

  107. Chris says:
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    What did I do to piss of the fantasy gods?!?!

    I drafted Freeman, Marte, Syndergaard, Braun, and Nola. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Grey: @Chris: I drafted Freeman, Marte, Braun, Nola, and Pollock…. and had the luck and fortune to also have Odor!!

  108. William Hung says:
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    I have both Conforto and Cespedes on my team and then I started thinking about how Conforto has pretty much been raking without Ces protecting him – I hope with Ces coming back late next week, we are talking about Conforto batting #2 with Ces at #3… oh man…

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Really Deep Thoughts: By William Hung.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless Conforto becomes a platoon guy

  109. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Lovely write up as always. Gut feeling that Freeman will be ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound that way at all

  110. Slowmez says:
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    drop schebler for zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  111. ctrengove says:
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    How do you feel Haniger will perform upon his activation next week? Are you more Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup or more cautious at first?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ctrengove: He shall perform with the agility of 1000 spring chickens. Avast!

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Cram It:

        Ha. Now that’s impressive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More Kevin

  112. TTRA1N says:
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    Was offered B.Zimmer for Severino. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if you need speed

  113. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    so I’m finally ready to part ways with Buxton in my 12 team keeper league. So Im sure that he will go 6-7 today with 2HR and 2SBs. Its just the way it is.

    Which of these guys would you grab off of the waiver wire?
    J.Smoak
    M.Holliday
    JBJ
    B.Drury
    D.Peralta
    E.Inciarte
    Also, would you drop Law? Or wait to see in Melancons arm falls off first.
    Available FAs
    J.Pazos/N.Vincent/S.Cishek
    D.O’Day
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        and for the second question?
        what do you think ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab O’Day

  114. Adam says:
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    Haniger coming off DL
    Do I drop either Gallo,Altherr,or Hicks
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next Tuesday

  115. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    how is this true, when he was benched yesterday too
    “It looks to be a routine day of rest for Villar”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, who knows

  116. Francis Oleynick says:
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    Trade my Kemp and Rendon for his Haniger and Lamb?

    Kemp’s BABIP will come back down to earth, No Freeman for 8 weeks, and I feel like it’s been long enough that everyone’s forgotten 1/2 of Rendon’s production came in one game against the Mets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  117. Nightpandas says:
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    Dropping Hahn for Casilla or Pazos ?

    Isn’t Pazos the CEO of Amazon…gotta love SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla — haha!

  118. ERad says:
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    Eric O’Flaherty dropping the mic re: Bautista in a post game interview

    “I’m surprised he’s ready to fight again after what happened last year with Odor”

    Get well soon Freddie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  119. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Please rank:

    1) Alonso, Smoak, Morrison, Hosmer, Belt

    2) Smoak, Hicks, Cozart, Gardner, Beckham, H Perez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Smoak

      Smoak, Perez

  120. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H keeper would you move Paxton for Cueto? Both probably not I. Contention for keeping so looking for just this year. My staff is McCullers degrom Paxton nova bundy and streamers… no one is mov No on bundy haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: I am so bad at typing. ” both probably not in contention” and “no one is moving on bundy”

  121. dustyfingers says:
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    JBJ, Smoak or O. Herrera for UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Hmm. you just told me to grab smoak over JBJ earlier. Is it apples for apples? Its a keeper league too so I would think that would give JBJ more value.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Apples/apples

  122. Fisch says:
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    I have Schebler, Marwin and Polanco.
    Worth dropping any combo of them for JBJ and Zimmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, last two

      • Fisch says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Boy Wonder says:
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    Would you start Ariel Miranda tomorrow at home in Seattle vs the White Sox?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  124. Fogimon says:
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    I need you in my prayer hexigon Grey……. my options now that Freddie is down are ToJo (on my bench) or Smoak/LoMo on waivers, or Morales (my UT) if he ever gets to 10 games eligibility at 1B.

    No broken bones, no broken bones, no broken bones

    Maybe I’ll try a trade for Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  125. William Hung says:
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    I suck at drafting pitchers – came out with Maeda, Quintana, Roark, Pineda, and Jon Gray… Quintana and Roark are pitching like streamers while Gray is hurt and already been dropped. At least Pineda has been competent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  126. Adam says:
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    Please rank Hicks,Gallo, Altherr ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr, Hicks

  127. james d says:
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    Drop B. Zimmer or T. Pham to add J. Bradley?

    12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  128. Jim says:
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    Pitch Berrios vs Colorado today? Road game for Rockies….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  129. mike says:
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    would u drop Hernan Perez or Gallo to pick up haniger??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  130. primetime says:
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    Did you hear that scream? That was me.. Freeman out 8-10 weeks with fracture.

    • dubjay says:
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      @primetime:
      That was speculation from a beat writer. Don’t go jumping off of bridge yet.

      • primetime says:
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        @dubjay: Now I can jump

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @primetime: it’s actually 10-12, hell probably 14 till useful at bats.

  131. Pazos? says:
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    Where is this Pazos news coming from? The rest of the internet doesn’t have anything about him closing. Thanks.

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need pitching help. what tier pitcher should i be looking at for conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #2

  133. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Lost Freeman which suuuuuuuuucks.
    Just pulled off a trade though where I sent Rendon and Shoemaker for Encarnacion. So was that a buy low/decent deal or did I drop the ball? Just curious… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  134. Nico says:
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    Freddie, fractured wrist, 8 weeks at least :(((((((((. Add that to my DL with Story, Heyward, Cahill, Familia, and maybe Carrasco… At least Melancon is “healthy.” I’m sure that’ll last long. Things are going swell! Hope you’re not as cursed as I am right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I only have Familia of those, but also have Reed, sorry

  135. Curious George Springer says:
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    Freeman!!! Noooooooooo

    Glad I already added Bell and Altherr last week, so I should be okay, but man. I have Freeman on two teams, but I also have Trout on those teams, so don’t feel sorry for me.

    I think we need to consider the number of DL slots we allow in our leagues, as it is clear MLB teams are using this 10 Day DL like crazy.

    Anyway, I’m here at the airport, and it looks like there an open seat in the cockpit for me!

    • Nico says:
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      @Curious George Springer: Amen to the DL thing. Tons of owners in my league getting killed. Not literally. They’re alive, but not well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I amen too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fly safe!

  136. Daniel Moran says:
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    J Turn’s BABIP is .427, I don’t want to be around when that drops back down to earth with the lack of power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

    • Nico says:
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      @Daniel Moran: His HR/FB is like 2% tho. Not saying that will nullify that crap-BIP, but silver lining? Maybe?

  137. Cram It says:
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    It’s a Gotdamn Freddie Freeman therapy session in here. I don’t own him so stop bringing me down with your sob stories. Ima just come back tomorrow to celebrate the no-no Stroman throws tonight. Book it!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Cram It: on one team I have Freeman, Haniger, Paxton, Dahl, and Thornburg (K/9 and Save+Hold league) on the same team — I’m in first, but man there seem to be a lot of injured guys this year. I looked through the league and every team has at least 3 DL guys, and the average is probably 4-5.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Curious George Springer: Oh I’ve got as many DL’d guy as the next.

        I ain’t crying about it for that reason, because everyone’s dealing with it. There are a lot more guys on the DL, because of this 10-Day garbage. It sucks losing a Freeman caliber, but the rest of those guys are back end draftees. Go drink it off ;)

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Cram It: paxton is a “back end draftee” eh. pretty sure his ADP was drafted in RCLs and their 36 total SP owned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  138. Brett says:
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    Delino Deshields or Odubal Herrera 6×6 with OPS the extra category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  139. munnyshooter says:
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    Just lost Freddie in 16m H2H 6×6 w/ OPS

    Was offered Encarnacion/Bandy for G. Sanchez. Haven’t really been following EEs path this year as I was riding the clouds w FF. Is this solid? I can read the stats but any real signs he wont pick it up? Seems hes a notorious slow starter.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  140. Curious George Springer says:
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    And C**nt Hurdle just double switched Bell out…again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Incredible

  141. peacecoast says:
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    started season 2 of the Leftovers. Got me hooked. Is it gonna be like Lost there they just drag out season after season and make shit up to keep it going? That being said any explanation of what is really going on will ruin it I bet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Lost had like 20+ episodes per season they needed to fill up… Lot less filler in Leftovers

  142. herschel says:
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    @Grey: have you been benching Odor at all anywhere for a middle infielder schmotato of the week or have you been riding him out? not sure how much more i can take…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, riding it out

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: While his OBP is absolutely putrid, he’s actually walking more and striking out less this year. Encouragement!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s room for optimism for sure

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Grey: I think that .217 Babip may be a part of the issue (.284 for his career)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  143. larry says:
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    Zimmer or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  144. LightBlack says:
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    Ozuna for Eduardo Rodriguez? He wants Conforto or Ozuna for either Ed or Bundy.

    Oh yeah……its 3:43 and im still laughing my ass off on the Polanco blurb. Good shit as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d do better

  145. H says:
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    Need to pick up another pitching spot. Need to decide between Knebel or Aaron Sanchez. Who would you pick up with my pitching staff?

    Stroman, Nova, Severino, Alex Wood, Duffy, Pineda, Salazar

    Giles, Robertson, Osuna, Oh

  146. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 teams, 8×8, h2h, holds and saves, 40 moves left for the rest of season

    This is my pitching
    SP: Severino, Verlander, Duffy, Cole, Salazar
    Closer: Casillas, Ramos, Law, Bush, Glover?
    Holds: Harris, Rondon

    I have no bench bat and would like to add Zimmer providing he is there to stay. I would love to get rid of that piece of crap Casilla. Or would you drop Casilla or anyone else to add Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla for Zimmer if you need steals, otherwise I’d hold

  147. Nico says:
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    I have some rapid fire questions:

    1) Villar getting his 30+ steals this season?
    2) Pillar a good poor-man’s Villar, if I can trade V for value?
    3) Dickerson available, you think he really remembers COL?
    4) Smoak or C Santana as my 8-10 week Freeman replacement?
    5) Believe in Rendon? I feel like dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Sure 3. He should’ve been owned for the last month 4. Smoak 5. Hold

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: I appreciate it, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word!

  148. larry says:
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    Bell or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  149. Mike in Busan says:
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    Well, at least it’s non-displaced

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So sad

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, he was well on his way to justifying your NL MVP prediction, and making that new ballpark into his own little playground. Mu solace is that I own him in a Yahoo H2H categories league and I can plug Desmond in at 1B now, and have Freddie (a probably out-for blood Freddie) ready for the playoffs (if I get there).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s a bummer… just bad luck

  150. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    Well I loss Freeman, oh well right.

    I own Bellinger and Alonso already. AGON, Smoak, Bour and Bell are on waivers. I read AGON will be back this weekend.

    I’ll wait for your recommendation then I will ask who should I drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  151. OaktownSteve says:
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    I whiffed on the Mike Leake regression call yesterday. On the other hand I made the main round up. Look ‘ma! I’m somebody!

    Fulmer locates his 95 well and looks like there’s some late movement. I got the sense that he’s difficult to square up. By the way, “tough to square up” is pretty much the last frontier of pitching metrics. I couldn’t find barreled ball against % stat for pitchers anywhere on the webs, but I know it’s out there if not yet publicly debated. I predict that the next iteration of FIP/SIERA is going to have some kind of weak contact metric involved. Although I feel like the SABR community still wants to debate whether or not inducing weak contact is a skill. I think Tim McCarver would say, “old time baseball people will tell you it is a skill.” Of course McCarver would also say, “he reaches first base, or as old time baseball people would call it, a single.’

    Had never before heard that Kershaw’s favorite player growing up was Will Clark. That’s why he wears 22.

    Just a reminder (though he’s in a slump now) Khris Carter came to the A’s for Bubba Derby and Jacob Nottingham.

    Miguel Castro could be a guy to keep an eye on in the Orioles pen. He was actually the guy with the job briefly before Osuna in Toronto when they were like prospects 1 and 1a. Some scouts actually like Castro better. He was banished to Colorado. If Britton stays gone and Brach continues to struggle, an outside chance he gets a look. He’s got 97 in the tank and a decent slider. Seems like there’s closer stuff in there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice on Kershaw, hadn’t heard that… Davis was a great get, but the Brewers are a terrible run organization…They look like they have no clue… They actually went out and got Feliz with Knebel sitting there… Hoping on O’Day, because I own him, but Castro’s as good as any of them… Fulmer’s tough to square up feels like it’s covered in hard and soft contact, no? Or are you saying beyond that?

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey:
        Team A: Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, Brett Philips
        Team B: Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers

        Team A: Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, Ryan Cordell
        Team B: Lucroy, Jeffries

        Team A: Travis Shaw, Doubon
        Team B: Thornburg

        I don’t see this as terribly run. Dave Sterns has done a pretty great job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess we’ll see on the prospects…Will say those vets aren’t doing anything

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Oh yeah – no doubt. It’s nice to have a farm system again after the Sabathia, Grienke, Shaun Marcum depletion – and being 1st place in the NL Central!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How about that NL Central! Haha

  152. Big league choo says:
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    12 team H2H dynasty Qs league

    Trying to find number one or two sp?

    Looking at kluber, who else is a good buy low?

    Have Cueto, Salazar, Hill, Stroman been streaming rest of my starts

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big league choo: C-Mart? Maeda? Archer? Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer always seems undervalued

  153. crock says:
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    Trade Villar for Cargo? Sitting 2 straight days worries me about Villar.

  154. The Dude says:
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    Which side?

    D. Salazar
    or
    G. Cole

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  155. dk says:
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    Kershaw/Hernan or Tanaka/Murphy
    Fair?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @dk: Kershaw side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw, no

  156. Jon says:
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    Add Godley dropping Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  157. b the esq. says:
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    Is Josh Bell still rookie eligible?

    Better RoS, and I know it sounds crazy, Bell or Desmond?

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  158. Rice says:
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    Smoak or CDick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  159. Jim says:
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    Would you drop McCarthy for Senzatela for Karns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

      • Jim says:
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        Drop McCarthy to grab him? Senzatela keeps winning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  160. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    Would you cut Scott Schebler and pick up Adam Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        What could I get for Schebler if I wanted to trade him?

        • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I’d go for Robinson Chirinos

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        which Holds guy would you drop for Adam Frazier:

        Heath Hembree
        Mychal Givens
        Tommy Kahnle
        Arodys Vizcaino

        I am leaning towrds either Kahnle or Vizcaino

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kahnle

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Ok dropping Kahnle to pick up Adam Frazier. thanks again Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey,

                Happ is making it difficult to keep in the minors. I want to bring him up but not sure who to drop to make room for him. My choices are the following:

                Mancini
                Chisenhall
                Vizcaino
                Hembree
                Givens

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hold

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    with the way he is hitting right now I cant see the cubs sending him back down to AAA

              • jason batteiger says:
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                @Grey: and you talk lately about him “getting it” here he is yet again literally asking the same question back to back literally not understanding your answer to a binary question where your answer was as clear as day.

  161. denp1717 says:
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    H2H 10 team points keeper. Been rostering Puig all season mostly on the bench. JBJ was dropped a couple weeks ago. Would you swap Puig for JBJ? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  162. Los Putos says:
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    Halos get Fisted!

    Sign Doug Fister.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  163. JAL says:
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    G, 12-team, 5×5, had a logjam at OF with Haniger coming back. Needed SP badly. Traded my Kemp and Corey Dickerson for his Yu Darvish – did I give away too much? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  164. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Would you grab Buxton to drop Odubel? Keep waiting on Odubel & nothing is happening…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  165. dem ribbies says:
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    The Freeman owner has Carlos Martinez, Fulmer and McCullers.

    I’ve got Rizzo, Hanley and Mark Reynolds. (can only play 1 of the last 2 in the DH). Also have Dahl coming off of DL at some point, Brinson (and Devers if I’m lucky) so I’m going to have some roster pressure.

    Thinking about sending an offer of Hanley or Reynolds plus offloading Jason Vargas for one of the SP’s named above. Leaning towards Martinez/McCullers.

    You think Hanley/Vargas for McCulelrs is ok? will try Reynolds first..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, C-Mart or McCullers

  166. Packers says:
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    Freeman out. Mancini or Morrison? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  167. JP says:
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    Trade Abreu/Cespedes/Brantley (or Pillar) for Miggy/Xander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  168. larry says:
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    Zimmer over Broxton or Drury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  169. CUBS WIN CUBS WIN !!! says:
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    Hey Grey i’m in a 12 team al/nl h2h weekly points league minus 1 for a K ….. is it time to cut bait on Ass-dribble Herrera for one of these top point free agent waiver guys Brett Gardner, Elsbury, Hernan Perez, Peralta, Calhoun? or should I hold. Oh and would you swap Chris Davis Balt. for logan morrison or smoke? thx for the help !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, you’re dropping Davis just as he starts hitting?

  170. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    man it’s not great that i should’ve been happy to hear the earlier “8-10 weeks” today guess by somebody rather than the 10-12 as it’s gonna be (and probably not good at bats till september or even next year). got freeman in
    1. 16 teamer with CI and 2 utils. currently added cactus jesus as CI moved pujols to 1B. kendrys doesn’t have 1B in fantrax so this could get ugly when braun’s back.

    2. NL only. surprisingly i might be ok as i’m so far the best team in hitting (harper/freeman/thames/braun and other decent stuff) i can move thames to 1B, cactus jesus to CI till braun’s back. i’ll attempt to get r.fuentes at OF till braun’s back, but when braun is back who’s best CI (assuming cactus jesus loses at bats at that time): just leave him in CI, jaso, use 5th waiver on loney doney if he comes over from AL (obviously a 5th waiver has value in NL only), drop brinson and stash hoskins in lone NA slot, lastella. these options are gross.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: obviously the “dropping brinson from NA slot for hoskins” is a separate question. or maybe i trade brinson for something first?

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: this is a keep 3 at previous year ADP prices, so that could easily effect the brinson thing. he’d be a late rounder next year for sure keeper if he’s awesome right away. thames is gotta be one of those. probably harper too. freeman would only be a 2nd. my guess is my likely keepers would be
        harper (1), freeman (2), thames (much later, around 11th rounder). so maybe it doesn’t affect brinson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Hold

  171. Bosox says:
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    Starting the ex Mex pitcher Velazquez tonight in Oak for Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: he means the BOS starter for today, earlier SON/tron had porcello going in both today and yesterday. i forgot to email rudy about it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I’d go by SON, which prolly says to bench

  172. Whatever says:
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    Help!!! I just lost Freddie Freeman and until i can trade for a 1B who would you pick to pick up in waivers?

    Logan Morrison, Smoak, Bour or Valencia??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  173. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    with miller’s DL and villar getting benched numerous times lately i probably need a backup SS or 2B. 14 team h2h.
    OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added
    C hedges
    1B myers
    2B hernan
    SS villar
    3B longo
    OF (4) stanton/trout/desmond
    util (2) hicks/to-jo
    BN mancini
    DL murphy/miller
    NA meadows
    options: yolmer/travis/wong/spagenberg/motter

    2. i’m guessing familia is the guy kicked out of DL slot, before kennedy/murphy/miller, even though i’m saves weak with only vincent/pazos/kimbrel/glover

  174. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Ray or Shoe? Thanks!

  175. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Ray or Shoe? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Jerry: assuming this is since one of them are in FA. jerry might have like hill coming off DL though. in which case the options are
      1. upside (ray)
      2. park (and probably division, shoemaker)

  176. JP says:
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    I’ve been offered the following trade:

    His – Schwarber/Chris Owings/Y. Tomas for My – Dickerson/Marwin Gonzalez/Hicks?

    Schwarber is catcher eligible for me and would replace Gattis at C and Owings would replace Gonzalez at SS

    My OF is pretty full w/ Cespedes, Braun, Pillar, Trout, Cain, Brantley, Hicks and Dickerson (can start 5)

    Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  177. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You seem pretty low on Piscotty in several of the comments today…? Certainly much lower than beginning of season rankings….?

    And I have him painstakingly DL’d in two leagues including my RCL!

    Has the hamstring injury got you worried or something else…?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t doing anything for the month he was playing, and now Pham and Sierra are hitting, could see him platooning on return, but I still like him long term, but these leagues are so shallow, unless he’s playing and hitting, he’s not likely worth much

  178. Crock says:
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    Any worries about Villar sitting back to back? Villar or Cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  179. kevin says:
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    I’m not going to thank you too much for all the levity you provide because that would be impossible. Trust me when I tell you your wit is exactly what the doctor ordered time and time again!
    Thanks brother.
    As I back away slowly after swinging on your nuts……..
    Margot or Salazar 12 team keeper league, could use a pitching break through

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem! Salazar

  180. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    same NL only as above. forgot i’m in better shape for CI than i though, spag’s got 3B lately. longer term
    C flowers
    1B thames
    2B walker
    SS peraza
    3B turner
    CI cactus jesus (for now while starting for sure)
    MI cesar H
    OF (4) harper/inciarte/puig/saunders
    util (1) spags
    BN d’arnaud
    DL braun/freeman

    won’t use a #5 waiver on it but will attempt to get rey fuentes when he comes off waivers, drop cahill or DTD’arnaud first for him. braun probably back soon anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  181. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    AL only, hold boyd over bergman/fister/tomlin? could just assume they are all garbage and stream them. it’s h2h so there is K gathering value in that. also have gausman so my ratios are generally gonna be shit anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Boyd, they are all garbage

  182. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Start or sit Duffy vs. NYY (-2.5) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  183. Al Koholic says:
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    Great call on Davis getting hot the other day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, AL!

  184. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    this is the real ugly freeman spot. i’ll probably miss the playoffs (h2h, but redraft) in this 20 team league from his injury. this is effectively like i didn’t have a 1st round pick for about half the season (he was my first round pick at 19th). OPS/slugging/hits/total bases/BB’s/slugging added. QS/holds too. i’m in 4th now. the year stanton got hit in face i only lost this league from that (he was 1st rounder of course). 8 teams make playoffs
    C flowers
    1B kennys (weeks back could’ve just kept to-jo when he was terrible, or grabbed bour when he was still mostly terrible)
    2B jose ram
    SS villar
    3B franco
    OF gardner/stanton/kendrys
    util rasmus
    BN murphy (two DL’s so he’s the cut almost certainly)
    DL semien/freeman
    SP: duffy/archer/corbin/karns/urena/morton/ray/nolasco
    RP koji/diaz/farq/hand/j.smith

    my pitching isn’t good enough to trade for upgrade probably, so best out of these: aguilar/yolmer/saunders/maybin/span/joyce/grandy/mauer

    OR i can grab hoskins and wait/hope with a dead BN spot for weeks or longer. this is the kind of league where at least some have phone alerts to prospect call ups. i do not have internet phone to do this. i’m generally beat to ALL prospect call ups, i would have some advantage in closers though, as that’s done without any specific “he’s out he’s up” type info. only about 3.2 moves per week allowed (80 per year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy for Joyce

  185. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. have a surplus of outfielders. mazara for odorizzi or meh?

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: or mazara for shark?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Prefer Shark if really need an SP

        • herschel says:
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          @Grey: how about fulmer?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d go Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  186. Earl says:
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    to make up for losing freeman, thinking of targetting:
    Wil Myers, Chris Davis, Bellinger or Encarncion

    Might have to give up Benentini or a decent pitcher like perhaps Severino.

    Only currently have Tommy Joseph for 1B now.

    Do you think I am on right track??

    • Earl says:
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      Also, I assume I should put Freeman on my bench and not drop him; correct?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, bench him… If you can get one, get one

        • Earl says:
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          do I have order right of which 1B to target? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d put Edwin in front of Bellinger

  187. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    When Maeda comes off the DL, I’ll need to drop someone for his spot as well as a second person to add a SAGNOF reliever. From this starting staff, who are the two to get cut?

    Maeda
    Duffy
    Cobb
    Salazar
    Ryu
    A Wood
    Nova
    Stroman
    Folty

    • Hoosier Daddy says:
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      @Hoosier Daddy: Oops – forgot to add Karns to the list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Ryu

  188. William Hung says:
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    I forgot I had to put Berrios in my lineup before the first game of the doubleheader – SONNAVABENCH!

    On another note, Berrios looks like he is pitching the game everyone was looking for last season… thank god I took a gamble on him – though next game is @ BAL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s a streamer

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: if he gives out a QS next start, you still calling him a streamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BAL would change things

  189. dtbran says:
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    Just noticed the titles tip to Classy Freddie Blassie, nice touch Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was Rudy

  190. larry says:
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    Bell or Zimmer for bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  191. William Hung says:
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    Where am I going with my streamers tomorrow?
    -Walker @ SD
    -Moore @ STL
    -Morton v. CLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Walker @ SD, Moore @ STL, Wheeler v. Angels, or Perdomo v. ARI?

  192. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    help me out (anybody) with this, we’re doing it in a message board. social pariah starting roster, has to be current players, has to be for crimes/hate speech/violent acts frowned upon by general society. don’t count chemical use, as society is just fine with that in some instances, so we’re not gonna piddle over some being worse than others in this regard. i’ll post this tomorrow as well, get some more names. leave out throwing at a human’s head with a baseball from being a sociopathic act, it is, but there would be far too many of them, and for some reason it’s just fine within the confines of this backwards sport. use yahoo’s positionability, makes it easier.
    C
    1B
    2B murphy
    SS machado (bat throwing, by nature a violent act)
    3B yunel
    LF
    CF pillar
    RF
    util
    SP cueto
    RP chapman/familia/bush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes gets a pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too bad Luke Scott and AJ Pierzynski retired, they were POS

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: oh shit, reyes beats out yunel probably, yeah him too

        C
        1B miggy
        2B murphy
        3B yunel
        SS machado
        LF melky
        CF pillar
        RF
        util kang (numerous drunk driving, woman beating, possible women held hostage)
        SP cueto/garza
        RP chapman/familia/bush/f-rod
        we’ll add in a CI/MI just for him

        • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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          @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron:
          C
          1B miggy
          2B murphy
          3B yunel
          SS machado
          CI
          MI reyes
          LF melky
          CF pillar
          RF
          OF
          util kang
          SP cueto/garza
          RP chapman/familia/bush/f-rod

  193. Packing says:
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    Which closers should I aim for trading Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any top 20 closer… Maybe Allen, Osuna, Oh

  194. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Inciarte
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Longoria

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    Bench: Ray, Urias, Lynn, Shoemaker, Berrios

    Hey Grey wanted to say thanks and good calls on Knebel and Wilson! I’m actually having a good week in Saves! *knocks on wood*

    1) But anywho you might not remember but I was trying to make a deal with a last place team below by trying to offer him Hanley + Longo as you advised… still waiting to see if he’ll accept Longo+ Hanley for Judge but I know he doesn’t have a lot of interest in Hanley for some reason… but IF I can get him to bite, is it a good deal to package Hanley and Longo for Edwin instead? Also would you prefer Trumbo over Edwin?

    2) I really want to clear my bench bat especially since Haniger is coming back next week and I’ll have another roster crunch then… any OTHER ideas on who to may package and take from his team?

    (1) C: G. Sanchez
    (1) 1B: Reynolds
    (1) 2B: Castro
    (1) SS: T. Turner
    (1) 3B: Suarez
    (3) OF: Trumbo, Judge, McCutchen
    (2) UT: C. Davis, Encarnacion
    (6) Bench: Happ, C. Gonzalez

    (2) DL: Donaldson, Tulowitzki

    (3) SP: Lester, Keuchel, Sanchez
    (2) RP: Miller, Reed
    (4) P: J. Johnson, B. Norris, Rodney, Quintana,
    (6) Bench: Karns, Roark, Garza, Devenski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Edwin is good, over Trumbo 2. Maybe Turner? Doubtful tho

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Who would try trading away for Turner? Believe it or not I ALMOST got him to trade me Turner for my Owings, Longo, and Duffy but he backed out last minute and replied with “I don’t want longoria anymore w Donaldson coming back next week, and giving up turner for owings this early doesn’t help me any at shortstop and I got a bunch of alright starters like Duffy, Duffy is alright, my team got smoked by injuries early and fell far back but don’t wanna give up too early as getting healthy now, if I’m out of it in a month you have a deal” … however I know he liked McCullers too so maybe if I try him instead of Duffy or should I hold McCullers there?

        But realistically I’ll need to give up better dudes for Turner so how far should I go to try and get him? Obviously I need to package Owings but I wouldn’t need to SS’s … FYI he had also sent me an offer of Turner and Cutch for my Harper and Owings for reference…

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: He ended up declining Hanley and Longo for Judge but said he needed pitching so I offered back Hanley, Longo and Berrios for Edwin and he accepted?! Good deal!?

  195. PB&J says:
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    My Springer and Bundy for his Trea Turner and Vince Velasquez. What say u, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, it’s fair

      • PB&J says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: thanks, Grey. U rock.

  196. FrankGrimes says:
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    Are you holding onto Maeda?

    • William Hung says:
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      @FrankGrimes: he’s set to come back next Tuesday or Wednesday

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @William Hung: gotta love LAD using baseball’s ridiculous DL policy (no proof of any objective doctor even saying they are hurt at all) to stream their own pitchers. so awesome.

  197. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    duffy is that the 3rd ok start in a row, and this one is better than just “ok”

  198. goodfold2 says:
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    woah boy, 2 doubles, 1 HR against and 2 line outs. gotta be the luckiest 1 ER inning of the year eh ryu (streamed by me in maybe 7 leagues, OR owned in deep ones)

  199. William Hung says:
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    If SON’s wish comes true and Happ is indeed up for good – do I drop Deez Nutz for him?

  200. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 team redraft roto 5×5

    1) Drop anyone for Hosmer?

    2) Who are the drops when Maeda and Paxton come off the DL?

    C McCann
    1B Rizzo
    2B T. Turner
    SS Villar
    3B Bryant
    OF Stanton, Springer, Benintendi
    UTIL Conforto, Bellinger
    BN Rendon, I. Happ, Zimmer
    SP Strasburg, Cole
    RP Giles, Knebel
    P B. Norris, K. Glover, Neris, Berrios
    BN Lynn
    DL Paxton, Maeda

    Thanks in advance.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo:
      1. hold
      2. you don’t need BN hitters nor probably glover in a 9 teamer. rendon specifically doesn’t need to be owned. you’ll ALWAYS be able to find a hitter if you need one in a 9 teamer. depending on how maeda does you probably don’t need to hold him either, but this depends on a lot of things, how many max innings you have, what SP are available and such.

  201. Mike in Busan says:
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    also, do we have to own both Detroit Wilsons now, or was this just because of Justin’s high pitch count yesterday?

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