The joy you get from watching someone grab Freddy Peralta off waivers, then he throws a terrible start is Schadenfreddy.  However, he doesn’t throw terrible starts, so what does that leave us with if we don’t own Peralta, but we long for him?  Freddy Kreager beaver?  (They get worse, so skim with your eyes if you must.)  Freddy Appetizeralta?  Freddeeeeeeesire…..  I wanna know what the Brewhaha is about, Freddy got fingered by someone other than me?  *drops mic, mic lands on foot*  Ouch.  Yesterday, Freddy Peralta did as he’s done a couple of times before — 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.59 thru three starts.  I don’t think he’s quite this good, let’s get that out of the way right now, said like Gordon Ramsay.  He is good, though, and I’ve been telling you to own him since he was called up.  He’s short (for a pitcher, still towers over me), but has strike out stuff (12.8 K/9 in Triple-A).  His delivery corkscrews out into a, “Get me some boxed vino, I’m a wild man,” pushing a 4+ BB/9, so there’s gonna be some ugly starts at some point, but I would still grab him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Braun – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .245.  Don’t think it’s coincidental that he looks the best he has all year after going to have his Cryotherapy session on his thumb, which is different than Cyranotherapy on his nose, which he had after he took PEDs.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (10), hitting .291.  If he has OCD, he’s going to steal another base in his next game, or start tapping the doorknob 11 times before entering.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .302.  He’s a righty and getting platooned out of games vs. lefties.  Lefties who he’s hitting .286 against.  Baseball managers:  anyone can do this.

Lorenzo Cain – Headed to the DL with a groin strain.  Cain…Sugar!’s got pain…sugarmaker!  Cain…Sugar’s groin doesn’t sound serious.  (Giggle.)

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  Between Johnny Lasagna and Rachel Ray’s E-O-V-A, it is an Italians’ dream season.  Best we’ve seen since Guapo and Suzy DiMaggio planted roots in the Bay Area and plopped out Joe, Vince and Dom, literally within three months of each other.  No wonder Vince and Dom weren’t as good as Joe, they were only in the womb for 45 days each.  You can’t nourish a wombey like that!  *intern whispers in my ear* I do believe there is a term called wombey, and that’s the last time I wish to be interrupted!  Eovaldi still throws 97 MPH and is only now cracking a 7.5 K/9 for the first time in his (drawn by R. Crumb) illustrious career.  He seems like a 3.75-4.15 ERA pitcher, which is either usable or not, or use the Streamer-o-Nator or not.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.04, but he lost the game because, as Murray Chass said, Scherzer just doesn’t have what it takes to win.  Or it’s because the Nats managed one hit.  Like Altuve contemplating getting down the cereal, I’m thinking the latter here.

Josh Donaldson – Suffered a setback and now looking to return end of July.  Right around the time everyone who drafted him is going to be freshening up on their fantasy football projections.  (Clickbait!)  By the by, if you drafted Donaldson, you gotta take that L.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.54.  Yeah, but you drafted Kershaw in the 1st round because you needed an ace.

Alex Bregman – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games,  *vision of myself without a mustache*  Oh my God, I’m President of the World, a title they just created for me!  But how will I save flavors for later?

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, as he continues to defy odds (what odds) and renounce critics (what does renounce mean)!  Also, I just dedicated last week’s Buy to him, so you know he’s avocado toast in a millennial’s hand.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .259.  He hit .149 in May, which was, “When Didi goes low, we go whoa,” but he is hitting over .300 in June.  Not as much power as April, but at least he righted the ship a bit.

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.10.  Hate to be negative (it’s my nature), but I am not looking forward to Severino throwing an extra 40 IP in October.  Hopefully Boone manages his IP in August and September, but I get the feeling Boone is like a driver in a Lamborghini who uses cruise control.

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Also, there were three unearned runs for a slight box scare.  *steps on ledge of building*  They were unearned!  *steps down*  That was a close call.

Kris Bryant – Hit the DL with a sore shoulder.  So how about that 2019 discount, huh?

Javier Baez – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers, hitting .276.  He hit third yesterday.  Makes sense, right?  He’s hit third (25) less than he’s hit 6th (27), 5th (31), 8th (42!), and 7th (60).

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.98.  He’s not just steamrolling pushover teams.  Like someone in the Valley, he’s taking on all comers!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  We’re going to get to October and you’re gonna be like, “Desmond had 30+ homers and hit .250?  Why didn’t I just hold him?”  And I’m gonna shrug, wondering the same thing.

Mark Melancon – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save in the 8th inning.  So, he’s not the closer.  Who’s up next?  Watson?  Maybe, but he entered the game in the 8th too.  We’re back to Dyson again?  But he sucks.   Maybe that doesn’t matter if they all suck. *mind blown*  Last night, Sam Dyson (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save and he moves back to the top of the sad food chain.

Matt Harvey – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.28.  If you bet on Harvey in Atlanta, then nice bet, but you have a gambling problem and your friends are talking about you behind your back and you’re secretly being filmed for A&E’s Intervention.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .221.  Eleven homers?  Not bad, for Enrique Hernandez in 100 less at-bats.  Kidding, I still full expect Dozier to light up the world in the 2nd half.

Daniel Mengden – Hit the DL because Alex Bregman pissed off the Mustache Gods.  WHAT HELL HATH YE WROUGHT?!

Frankie Montas – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.68.  Meh, Frankie Montas will always have memories he made with Bryan Cranston on the set of Malcolm in the Middle.

Chad Pinder – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .242 and hasn’t done anything in the last week, but I’m about to burn down my entire RCL team, drop everyone and grab Pinder for his position eligibility.  Fantasy Baseball Overlord, it’s me Grey.  I need your help.

Jed Lowrie – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .288.  Not to go into your deep, dark recesses of your neuron connective tissue, but member how Lowrie had nine homers in the first five weeks of the season while hitting .340 and you were like, “Launch Angle, sign me up?!”

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .308.  Back to his stupid line drives.  Like a discarded Fruit of the Looms’ ad slogan, elevate your balls!

Shane Greene – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, and 2nd straight appearance when he’s given up runs.  Since I own him in a few leagues, I can attest to it feeling like Greene has at least one rocky week every month, but, really, who are the Tigers turning to?  Joe Jimenez?  Yeah, aight.

Blaine Hardy – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.59.  There’s is a lot of truth to the rumor that I read Blaine Hardy’s name and I think he’s a jobber in the WWE.

Steven Wright – Hit the DL with knee inflammation.  Funny, I didn’t know pieces of crap had knees.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Mookie Ballgame!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 24th homer, hitting .326.  He is still mighty healthy this year (totally saying this to jinx him).  Yup, don’t see him getting injured any time soon (c’mon, Jinxers the cat!).

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .199.  I accidentally spelled his name Jackie Barfley, and I laughed, boy, did I laugh.  He’s so overdue he’s about to give birth to a 3-year-old, so maybe this is the start of something for JBJ.  Honestly, he can’t do much worse (hitting .167 in June).

Krispie Young – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .176.  The Sciosciapath has taken a real liking to Young, because The Sciosciapath is a terrible manager.

Corey Kluber – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.54.  Okay, who changed his internal clock to April 2017?

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.22.  I wish I could say I have overwhelming faith in him after this start.  To read all about Lance’s Carlos Martinez fantasy, click that thing-ma-linkie.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .302.  He has 7 homers in June, and never had more than 4 homers in any month previously in his career.  Blossoming isn’t just for Mayim Bialik.

Matt Carpenter – 5-for-5, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .259.  I wonder if Carpenter can throw some magic Rhysus’ way.

Zack Godley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  He looked okay vs. the Marlins, Zack Humanly could’ve done that.

Archie Bradley – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.37.  Bradley revealed he crapped his pants during a game where he pitched.  Big deal — Boxberger does it on the field every couple of appearances.  Just call them the Arizona Diaperbacks.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in two days.  Put on your turn signal, we’re making a U-turn back into Polanco, cause the schmotato has risen.  By the by, why don’t cars have turn signals for left, right, K and U turns?  Imagine the tailgate parties at Kansas University alone!

Chad Kuhl – Left yesterday’s game with forearm discomfort.  That’s a real shame–What’s Nick Kingman up to?  Hmm, hmm, hmm?

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.69.  Nice.  I was thisclose to streaming Matz due to the Stream-o-Nator but the Mets have me so shook I just can’t get on the set of their Gigli remake.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .232, and his 1st homer in ten games.  Until we see him string together at least two games back-to-back, not sure what to make of this every-tenth-game crizzap.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .225.  Somewhere along the way, Kyle Seager became Maikel Franco without the ‘sexy’ .240 average.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.20.  Dude, smoke a bowl!  Solid-ish start.  Ish due to the low Ks, not due to me being ishy-ashy.

Dylan Bundy – Hit the DL with an ankle sprain.  Showalter said he hasn’t decided who will start for them instead, adding, “Does it matter?  I mean, we’re the Orioles.  Maybe we could do some sort of raffle to start for us.”

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer this week, hitting .300 in that time.  You know when you have an abusive relationship — it’s just ugly, going both ways — you fight in front of your friends; you go out of your way to cut down their confidence; you can’t stand the sound of their breath.  Then, after you finally break up, you tell everyone, and they’re happy for you.  They talk about how much they hated your partner; they feel it’s okay to open up now that you’re no longer together.  Then, two weeks later, you get back together and it’s awkward for everyone, and you know it’ll never last but there’s so much shared history.  Any hoo!  I picked up Odor yesterday.  Hahahahahaha — I feel ill!

  1. Simsbad says:
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    Odor or Gurriel?

    Tim Anderson or Jorge Polanco?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Simsbad
      Yuli and Tim

        • Justin says:
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          @c:

          Ummm, yes! Yuli log over odor all day

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up!

    a. All good on the western front.

    b. In a 5X5 RCL, where I’m 4th in pitching (but 1st overall) with 38 points.

    9th in W (need 1 for a tie in 8th), 9th in Ks (chasing 8th place by 8 Ks – he’s starting everyone tonight, he has only starters on his team…Bum, Hendricks, Minor, Nova, Clayton), 4th in saves (like 8 S away from 3rd), 3rd in ERA (3.30 but 2nd is 3.19, so a light year away) and 2nd in WHIP. Innings pitched is 587.

    1. Flaherty at home versus CLE (Bieber)
    2. Suter at home versus MIN (Duffy)

    Waiting for Ryu to come back. Have Verlander, McCullers, Pivetta, Flaherty and Suter is just a streamer for now. RP=Bradley, Green, Jansen, Knebel, Norris.

    c. For all fans out there, just signed up Reddick. You’ve been warned, he’s definitely going to stop producing effective today.

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 27

    Young Man: If we grant, for the sake of argument, that your scheme and the other schemes aim at and produce the same result–right living–has yours an advantage over the others?

    Old Man: One, yes–a large one. It has no concealments, no deceptions. When a man leads a right and valuable life under it he is not deceived as to the real chief motive which impels him to it–in those other cases he is.

    Young Man: Is that an advantage? Is it an advantage to live a lofty life for a mean reason? In the other cases he lives the lofty life under the impression that he is living for a lofty reason. Is not that an advantage?

    Old Man: Perhaps so. The same advantage he might get out of thinking himself a duke, and living a duke’s life and parading in ducal fuss and feathers, when he wasn’t a duke at all, and could find it out if he would only examine the herald’s records.

    Young Man: But anyway, he is obliged to do a duke’s part; he puts his hand in his pocket and does his benevolences on as big a scale as he can stand, and that benefits the community.

    Old Man: He could do that without being a duke.

    Young Man: But would he?

    Old Man: Don’t you see where you are arriving?

    Young Man: Where?

    Old Man: At the standpoint of the other schemes: That it is good morals to let an ignorant duke do showy benevolences for his pride’s sake, a pretty low motive, and go on doing them unwarned, lest if he were made acquainted with the actual motive which prompted them he might shut up his purse and cease to be good?

    Young Man: But isn’t it best to leave him in ignorance, as long as he thinks he is doing good for others’ sake?

    Old Man: Perhaps so. It is the position of the other schemes. They think humbug is good enough morals when the dividend on it is good deeds and handsome conduct.

    Young Man: It is my opinion that under your scheme of a man’s doing a good deed for his own sake first-off, instead of first for the good deed’s sake, no man would ever do one.

    Old Man: Have you committed a benevolence lately?

    Young Man: Yes. This morning.

    To be continued….Tune in tomorrow, gentle reader!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Literally! B. Start both C. Haha D. Nice!

  3. Mike says:
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    Great read and I’ve loved the videos all season!

    Moving forward, would you bench Hosmer for aguilar? If yes, would you hold onto Hosmer or try to shop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! I’d try to shop Hosmer and play Aguilar

  4. Nightpandas says:
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    Do we have a name for a reliever who blows the game?

    He pulled an Archie Shatley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: Haha, he craps himself, but not the games

  5. S P says:
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    Yo, guys, can you stop autoplaying videos on the site. It’s not good for work browsing, which i think something a bunch of other people on this site can probably relate to!

    • Shrimp Scampi says:
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      @S P: I second that. I said it before, too. I’ve had it blare out over the classroom speakers, which is no joy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @S P: There’s no autosound

  6. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    remember there were some idiots round here (and WAY more around the rest of fantasydom) saying “but but but son of donald is awesome when healthy and he’s healthy now!” back in march. yeah how many injuries has he had already anyway, like 4?

    how much is that crumb graphic novel of eovaldi’s career at this point, his books aren’t cheap like ever.

    20 team dynasty with 5 SP slots 7 RP slots. holds, relief wins, relief appearances, K/9, K/BB and OBPA against added h2h. need at least 9 TEX players either in active or DL slots at all times, and clearly their rotation is bad enough to not want any of that (hamels would be ok but not worth his “name” trade value), so most of my TEX guys are the hitters.

    SP: morton, V2, lasagna, pivetta, skaggs, peacock (usually he takes up a RP slot)
    RP: giles, leclerc, c.martin, diekman, steckenrider, kela, ollie perez
    DL: darvish, archer, ryu, morrow (back today)

    who’s my 2 RP drops for morrow and a streaming SP slot (till 1st of archer/darvish/ryu back), martin certainly seems to have the 8th inning back, so thinking leclerc (even though he’s been better than any other RP in TEX this year, the coaches don’t know it seemingly though, 2.22 FIP) and ollie perez (crazy good this year in short sample too, 1.19 FIP). when a.mill is back n.ramirez and ollie will lose some value. clearly i’m about to go about trying to sell lasagna to the NYY owner in this league (who literally bugs me about stanton 7 times a year, i drafted stanton with my 1st ever pick in this league at like pick 18 which was batshit back when it happened)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Ha, yeah, Donaldson was so obviously never going to make it healthy all year — Leclerc, Perez

  7. Brett says:
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    I’m in a roster crunch. 12 team daily auction keeper league. 6×6 league with holds and OPS the extra categories. We use QS instead of wins. We keep 5, 220 budget. Free agents can be kept for one year at faab price or $5 whichever is more.

    My current roster with next years keeper prices. * means they were a pick up this year.
    C Ramos 5*
    1b Freeman 28
    2b Albies 5
    SS Baez 13
    3b Machado 34
    MI Torres 14*
    CI Devers 22
    OF Marte 20
    OF Bennintendi 16
    OF Bellinger (Can’t be kept)
    OF Hoskins (Can’t be kept)
    OF Schwarber 16
    Util Moncada 15
    B Chris Taylor 16
    B Acuna 17

    SP Snell 3
    SP Clevinger 2
    SP Flaherity 5*
    SP Tailon 7
    SP Seranthony Dominguez 5*
    RP Britton 5*
    RP Yates 5*
    RP Hader 5*
    P Boxberger 3
    P kela 2
    B Bieber 5*
    DL Darvish 23
    DL Buehler 5*
    DL Soroka 5*

    My issues is I have Darvish, Buehler and Acuna coming off the DL. I have a spot for one but need to either try to package a trade to upgrade somewhere or cut someone to get room for the rest. I don’t want to cut any of my set up guys as they are all top relievers.

    1 I was wondering who you would rather hold onto between Taylor or Moncada?

    2 Ideally I’d like to update my starting pitching. I know this is hard to answer but do you have any suggestions on types of pitchers I could target by packaging either Taylor or Moncada with one of my current pitchers.

    3 Also I do have an offer of Cody Allen for Chris Taylor. Would you do that?

    Sorry for the long post and thank you for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: 1. Moncada 2. McCullers? C-Mart low? Pivetta? Happ? 3. Allen side, yes

  8. William Hung says:
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    Matt Olson, David Peralta or Aaron Hicks? Looking for a utility bat

  9. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    h2h league, 12 team with OBP
    Would you consider trading 2b Cesar Hernandez for Schoop? hoping for a rebound?

    i also have Daniel Murphy as 2b/bench you i’m inserting depending on the matchup.

    thanks,

  10. mthom42 says:
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    Hey Grey, which guys are just streamers? 10 team H2H

    J Gray, Skaggs, Rodon, Maeda, Stroman, S Gray

    • bigbear says:
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      @mthom42: In a 10 team, all but Skaggs.

  11. sturock578 says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when you stream a pitcher and drop him before the start then he goes 7 innings one hit and 10 Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sturock578: Premature rosterbation? Not sure we do

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Grey: Haha!

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Premature Ejectulation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw geez! Or is that aw jizz

  12. Shrimp Scampi says:
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    Grey-
    It’s a dynasty question, so I would appreciate your view and/or Ralph’s as well if he reads this, but…who to jettison first in a 16 team H2H?–Franmil Reyes or Luiz Gohara? Probably rebuilding this year, but as Lawrence of Arabia might say, “nothing is written.”

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    I would like your opinion about my team. Is there anything you would do to make it better. Like would you drop any players, or trade any players to upgrade an any areas.

    C – Molina
    1B – Votto/Hoskins
    2B – Jose Ramirez/
    3B – Arenado/Machado/J. Ramirez
    SS – Machado/
    OF – Hoskins/Judge/Stanton
    Bench – S. Marte
    DL – Pollock

    RP – Kimbrel, Hand
    SP – Severino, Morton, Sale, DeGrom, Bauer, Greinke
    Bench – Corbin, Kershaw, Robbie Ray

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: No idea about the league, but if Starling Marte is on your bench, you should be making a trade for a player who can help you vs. a bench bat that is that good

    • bigbear says:
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      @NH: Maybe package Votto and Corbin for Lou Gehrig at 1B? Plus, you look a little light on speed – maybe package Marte and Ray for Rickey Henderson? Just some thoughts.

  14. Cram It says:
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    There should also be a turn signal for “I’m about to parallel park in this spot so leave me some f*ing room to back up!”

    • bigbear says:
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      @Cram It: Yup! When did the “three point” turn become the K turn? Is that a California thing?

      • Cram It says:
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        @bigbear: I don’t know, but I had to look it up!

      • Cram It says:
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        @bigbear: Looks more like an R than a K, if you ask me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @bigbear: You people don’t have K-turns? What kind of animals are you?! Actually, I know, a bear

        • bigbear says:
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          @Grey: Nope. Never heard of it before today. It gets a bit wild beyond the concrete of SoCal.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t cursive the K-turn!

            • bigbear says:
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              @Grey: K turn – entering a Circle K in a Reliant K

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Just don’t do three of them in a row, big no-no

                • bigbear says:
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                  @Grey: What’s lettered/numbered turn is this?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Squiggly lined turn

  15. bigbear says:
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    Hey Grey, layoff my boo JD!

    I hate C-Mart… I checked the box score in the second inning was like, yeah smart bench. Sonofabench!

    Did I tell you about the league I drafted Harper, Bryant, and Josh Donaldson? No? There’s probably a reason for that…

    Anyone grabbing Broxton while Cain is DL’d?

    My Smoaker is cooked. But I still like to Gurriel on a summer day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Ha, same on C-Mart — sure, grab Broxton, he’s not long for the majors tho

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @bigbear: They better call up Sunday Smooth or i’m gonna lose it – that bastard owes me some counting stats!

  16. Whats up grey man…..

    Got Keuchel and Marco today? Throw one? Both? keuchel scares the crap out of me even tho he’s had two good ones in a row, does it count vs KC?

    Also BIEBS….. vs STL? Throw him?

    12 teamer H2H 10×10 cats! I need GOOD starts not just accumulating stat starts! YOLO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TROPHY TONY: Good to see you! I’d start Bieber, Dallas and Marco

  17. The Skrimmer says:
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    Start Profar over Schoop at this point for MI?

  18. NH says:
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    I was offered this trade. Would you accept this?

    I get Jose Berrios and Gio Gonzalez
    I give Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke

    • Pager24 says:
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      @NH: That is a terrible trade!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Agree with Pager

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @NH: Gio’s good half is already over and as good as Berrios is going to be, that doesn’t make a whole lotta sense

  19. Vrugg says:
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    In a 12 team 6×6 OPs and QS.

    Been offered Arenado and Strasburgh for my Jose Ramirez and Snell

    What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Vrugg:
      Take Nolan and stras

      • Vrugg says:
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        Thanks, MP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vrugg: Agree with MP

      • Vrugg says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for this week:

    Loaisiga vATL ($13.3)
    V V vWAS ($6.4)
    Suarez @ARI ($4.6)

    Thanks.

  21. Bigdog says:
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    Keeper league:

    Give:
    $5 Rosario/$9 Correa/ $11 rizzo / $9 lemahieu

    For

    $10 altuve/ $30 Stanton / unkeepable kershaw

    Thanks!

  22. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for this week (H-TRON next 7 in parens). Top four is good. Thanks.

    Grichuk (the ‘bot likes him, but he is still hitting under .200) ($9.9)
    Aguilar (maybe in a platoon, but he is HOT) ($8.3)
    Kiermaier (4 games against HOU stud SPs) ($2.3)
    Yonder (5 of 6 games are against righties) ($0.7)
    Gallo (3 of 5 are against lefties) (-$3.2)
    Margot (yeah schmotato, but the ‘bot doesn’t care) (-$3.3)
    Polanco (are we really back in on this guy?) (-$4.3)

  23. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Machado, Ed rod/ rich hill for trea Turner and Carlos Martinez?

  24. Mark says:
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    Matt Davidson or Christian Villaneuva?

    H2H league, who would you think will be better rest of the year? They have a very similar number output but which should I hang on to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Neither? Villanueva

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: I am desperate at 3rd. I am very shallow at 3b and in a deep league. Just no reason to have both if they are the same player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Villanueva

  25. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have one last add left for this week. Debating between Stroman, because my SPs are weak, or Dyson, because I have Melancon. Would you rather:

    A. Drop Melancon for Dyson and gamble on Dyson;
    B. Drop Melancon for Stroman and to hell with the Giants bullclusterpen;
    C. Drop someone else for Dyson (options are Barraclough, Seranthony, Velasquez, Suter, or DJ LeM)
    D. Drop someone else for Stroman (options are Barraclough, Seranthony, Velasquez, Suter, or DJ LeM)

    PS. Btw, we should work on a glossary term for this kind of bullpen, when a guy who should probably not be the closer keeps getting opportunities because the rest of the bullpen is just as volatile. Dysontopian? Seems to happen with bullpens that have Dyson in them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: PS — ha! A shituational closerousel

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey:

        Not a Marcus believer? He no longer Stromaning your pain with his fingers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t liked Stroman going back to last year

  26. Ggballer says:
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    Lost Cain and Bryant had to drop ohtani from dL and still have wacha on dl I’m in first in head 2 head league what should I do

    Weather the storm with no bench bat or open streaming spot

    Or drop wacha and put Bryant on dl and pick up: Keon Braxton,mchugh, Eovaldi, German, Jackie Bradley, yolmer Sanchez, Polanco, odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ggballer: Drop Wacha, stream bat or arm depending on need

    • bigbear says:
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      @Ggballer: I’m going oppo-Grey. H2H is about making the playoffs with the strongest team. Since you’re in 1st place, I’d weather the storm with no bench bat until you start loosing ground. Then make the decision.

  27. Thesportsguy says:
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    Jorge Bonafacio…eligible to return today and tearing up minor league rehab (400+ avg) yet not a single mention anywhere of him being called up?

    • knucks says:
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      @Thesportsguy: This was good of you to point out, as he was not on my radar at all. But I also find it interesting that Rotowire doesn’t even have an update/blurb on ESPN about him since 12JUN. He is owned in less than 1% of ESPN leagues. I def appreciate you mentioning, but with the amount of info that Razz is bringing to the table, let’s maybe let him get a few hits before we get on Grey for not mentioning this guy before he was even called up.

      • The sportsguy says:
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        Jorge Bonifacio, KC OF..17 HR in 385 AB last year …suspension ended today…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So many Jorges and so little PEDs — he’s projected for 6 HRs, 1 SB and a .245 AVG ROS

  28. Clay says:
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    Not great C’s out there– which one of Gomes, Chirinos or Suzuki? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clay: Chirinos

  29. Milarky says:
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    Awesome stuff again Grey! Roto league (add SLG%), we keep 4 hitters. Which side wins?

    Stanton, Rendon and Snell for
    Benintendi and Jo-Ram

    • Milarky says:
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      @Milarky: I’m actually thinking of offering Newcomb instead of Snell, but wouldn’t be surprised if he is more interested in Snell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Jo-Ram, you are definitely paying tho

  30. Chucky says:
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    Can’t believe I’m asking this, but if you own Rizzo, then your not surprised either….Rizzo or Gurriel?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chucky:
      Rizzo, still a lot of baseball to be played.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Agree with others

  31. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I get Robbie Ray back today and I need to cut someone to activate him. These are my choices:

    CC
    Pivetta
    Arano
    Robertson

    who should I cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arano

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        When I get Acuna back on Friday should I cut Eric Thames?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  32. Silent Heat says:
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    Jorge Polanco or Tim Beckham ROS please?

  33. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Trying to fill a utility spot and find a catcher to replace El Gary.

    Pick one: Joc, Margot, Kike Hernandez, Piscotty, Kiermaier, Kipnis, DeShields, Schoop

    Pick one: Josh Hicks, Zunino, Yan Gomes

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Elliot:
      Margot and MZ Hammer (Zunino)

  34. Mex says:
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    Looking towards next year. 10 team, AL only draft, keep 10 players every year

    Was offered $5 Devers for $26 Boegarts, $34 Dozier and either $2 Betances or $6 Leonys Martin.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should get more

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey:

        He also has $7 Mazara , $8 Didi and a $22 Benintendi.

        Would one of those make it a fair trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, take Didi or Maz

          • Mex says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks as always. Another owner playing for this year has $5 Merrifield, $5 Smoak and $1 D. Fowler. Any of those guys worth pursuing instead of Didi or Mazarra?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I kinda like Merrifield but not over those two

              • Mex says:
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                @Grey: I too like merrifield, but he has some trade risk of being dealt and possibly to an NL team. Thanks again. Happy HUMPday!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

  35. Kas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Please pick one guy to start:

    Bieber @ STL
    Taillon @ SD
    Peralta @ CIN

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Morning! Taillon

  36. Trenton says:
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    What is wrong with Anthony Rizzo? Is he playing injured? Yes he is driving in some runs but the average, extra base hits, and runs are way behind career norms. I use him at 2B so is it time to look for an upgrade based on his name value? Would you do a trade for Dozier or scooter?
    It’s a redraft points league so I don’t care about his value next year.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Trenton: Runs aren’t his fault. His BABIP is only .229. Hard hit % seems around his norm. Maybe getting unlucky? *shrug*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We discuss him on this week’s podcast… I’d take Dozier, it’s just fair

  37. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, loved the recap, the Stripling blurb almost made me snort my morning coff!
    12-team deep league, I’m pretty set with SAGNOF so I’m looking to sell Brad Hand before he implodes. Trading can be tough in this league, so I can’t really be too ambitious with my targets. Would you trade Hand for any of these guys or hold and hopefully keep racking up the saves and Ks?

    Soto, Maeda, Rodon, Thames. Junis, Taillon, Choo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Ha, thanks! I’d take Soto, Rodon, Maeda or Taillon

  38. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    I get machado, r hill, ed-rod, Kirby Yates. I give Carlos Martinez trea Turner, Brad hand … do this ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You asked this above, no?

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: in th the back woods last two weeks for army national Guard training, and I’m never sure my messages get through. Thanks for your time and help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, be well

  39. papasmurf says:
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    Shoulda been paying attention when Freddy Peralta was recalled. Could use him with 2 SPs on the DL. Ended up dropping Analball (vs. CIN) for Montas to stream. That DET lineup did look much worse than CIN’s. But Montas… no mas.

    **Hangs head in shame. Smacks Brainy Smurf.** The good thing about beating up another smurf is that his blue skin conceals the bruising.

  40. Crime Dog says:
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    Pick 2 to own rest of season. Odor, kinsler, schoop

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Crime Dog: throw in ketel marte, Marwin and Allen Hansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Kinsler

  41. Josh says:
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    Do either of these sound fair for a straight up trade to get Aguilar?

    Stripling
    Dozier

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh:

      Also C-Mart must be back in the good books right? Decent start last night vs. good lineup…

      • Josh says:
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        @Josh:

        One more while I can!!!

        Would you give up Morton for Aguilar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh, hopefully

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling is fair, Dozier is not

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Sabo Knows Sabo says:
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    Drop Schoop for Odor at this point in a redraft league? Steals are a priority for me at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  43. greggpatenaude says:
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    grey,

    got offered manaea and paxton for my rizzo in dynasty. my offense is stacked and would still have altuve turner springer stanton lindor, my sp is middle of the road. pull trigger and upgrade staff or stick w/ rizz? thanks and love your site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You’re selling low

  44. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    I ask for no sympathy, you warned me about Donny and I didn’t listen.

    The OBP ranks did love him but I should have known better.

    Fair value for him in an OBP keeper league (top 250 players kept)? Top 100 player? top 75 player?

    I would love to flip him for Realmuto but not sure that is realistic.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t imagine you can get a top 100 player for him — maybe Realmuto, I’d take that

  45. Let's Play Two says:
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    Who do you want on your team if you’re in a 5×5 standard roto league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG for the ROS – Scooter or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  46. NickNice says:
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    Kyle Seager,Schebler,Ryan Braun,m.margot. Drop Healy for which one?

  47. Joel says:
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    Had an offer. Some apple to apples here but which side would you take?

    Rendon/Hosmer

    OR

    Correa (DTD stiff back)
    Hoskins
    Desmond (was offered C. Villeneuva but I don’t want him)

    Obviously the Correa side, right? I mean, I just picked up Hosmer as a bench bat. Why am I hesitant giving up Rendon? Ugggggg

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: even if it was Vill instead of desmond?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What is a Vill

          • Joel says:
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            @Grey: Christian Villaneuva

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Desmond over Villanueva

              • Joel says:
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                @Grey: oh definitely. His offer seems Villanueva or nothing. I’d likely just drop him and look for a better option elsewhere.

                I mean, Correa and Hoskins for Rendon and Hosmer is a win on it’s own.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Correa side

  48. Lindorphins says:
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    Different positions, but just based on value – Odor, Braun or Bauers ROS?

  49. centex 45s says:
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    H2H Points League
    Aguilar or Desmond?

    Suter, Bieber or Eovaldi?

    Soria or Parker? (Need a closer since Herrera was traded)

    Thanks!

  50. Tyler says:
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    Drop Semien for Odor? 12 team 28 man roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  51. Let's Play Two says:
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    I have two trade deals to consider:

    1) My Kluber for Jose Ramirez
    2) My Scooter for Baez

    Would you do either of these trades and in what order of preference? Also, would trading for Baez instead of JoRam give me similar production w/o the cost of parting with Kluber?

    I like the thought of JoRam and Baez providing some SB’s while providing in the other categories so I don’t feel the need to play Gordon as often for the SB. One team owner has Turner and Marte and nipping at my SB lead.

    My roster – 10 team 5×5 standard roto (R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG). Currently in 1st place.

    C Molina
    1B Freeman
    2B Scooter
    3B Arenado
    SS Correa
    OF Trout, Springer, Judge, Rosario
    UTIL Goldy, Benintendi
    BENCH Gordon

    SP Kluber, Severino, Pax, Berrios, Bauer, Kershaw, Thor (DL) Stras (DL)

  52. Jays for Days says:
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    could you rank Trea, Ramirez, or Stanton, A)ROS and B)as keepers

    Also thoughts on me offering Sequra, Acuna for Trea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram, Stanton — Turner side

  53. Bk says:
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    Drop one:
    Grichuk, LMartin, Trumbo, Nimmo (10 Team 5×5)

    Or, if you think I should hold all, I can drop Wheeler (but I like his stream today).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wheeler

  54. Fabsy says:
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    Which side?

    Give: Abreu, Kemp, Jon Jay
    Get: Encarnacion, Inciarte, Mccutchen

    Also ROS: Mccutchen or Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin — Choo

  55. chicagodrew29 says:
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    Grey,

    Signing up for streamonator has been a great idea, this is by far the best fantasy site I’ve ever seen. I’ve been rocking Ryon Healy at 3B in a 5×5 with OBP and XBHs as extra categories for hitting and L and QSs as extra categories for pitching. I was offered Saurez for Newcomb and Shane Bieber- I gotta take that right? Remaining starters would be Severino, Bauer, Corbin and then streamers. I want to bargain down from Newcomb but I may be too attached to him, ROS numbers just look average. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Eugenio, it’s fair

  56. NH says:
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    Berrios or Bumgarner for ROS?

    • NH says:
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      14 team head to head espn league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

      • NH says:
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        Here is my team. Who would you send over for Berrios. This Gm would like a pitcher back for sure. Your help is greatly appreciated.

        C – Molina
        1B – Votto/Hoskins
        2B – Jose Ramirez/
        3B – Arenado/Machado/J. Ramirez
        SS – Machado/
        OF – Hoskins/Judge/Stanton
        Bench – S. Marte
        DL – Pollock

        RP – Kimbrel, Hand
        SP – Severino, Morton, Sale, DeGrom, Bauer, Greinke
        Bench – Corbin, Kershaw, Robbie Ray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Greinke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or Ray

          • NH says:
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            Thanks. He is looking for a two for one trade. Two guys for Berrios.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t have two guys for Berrios

              • NH says:
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                Ray and Marte
                or
                Greinke and Marte
                or
                Greinke and Ray

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You don’t need Berrios this bad

  57. baldy says:
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    Who would you rather have at 1b:
    Mitch Moreland or Yuil Gurriel

    Thanks again for your advice!

    • baldy says:
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      @baldy: Sorry, 14 team Yahoo head to head league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mitch

  58. Silent Heat says:
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    Which 2 of these 3 ROS? Zimmerman, Kiermaier, Avi Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Zimm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really Avisail either tho

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But at least he’s playing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Silent Heat!

  59. Andre says:
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    What’s up Grey,

    Quick question. Who do you like more Rest of Season:

    Seth Lugo, Nate Eovaldi, Zach Eflin, Freddy Montas, Junior Guerra or K. Gibson?

    7×7 league that counts quality starts and wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? I guess Gibson if ROS

      • Andre says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha I know it’s all ‘Bleh’ but I’m struggling with the last rotation spot. Basically been a revolving door but we have a moves limit. Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With a moves limit, I’d just go Gibson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Generally impressed someone used ROS in the correct manner, so many times people say ROS and mean from now until Friday

  60. Jerrod Jung says:
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    Starting Ray today?
    And which one of these three would you start today? SoN doesn’t particularly love any but I need one
    Minor vs SD
    Fiers vs Oak
    LeBlanc at Balt

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, I am, but my situation is dire… Minor

  61. Bk says:
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    I’ll be honest, I’m pretty surprised reading the comments on your belief in Braun. He’s been pretty bad, and has been so inconsistent thus far.

    Do you prefer him over Nimmo? Should I be trying to buy low? I’m genuinely intrigued by your valuations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Braun

  62. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    need a streamer for this week:

    Leake @ BAL -$2.6
    Desclafani vs MIL $7.9
    Hill vs COL $25.8
    Musgrove @ SD $15.9
    Suarez @ AZ $4.6
    Weaver vs ATL $11.1
    Gaviglio vs DET $13.8
    Gausman vs LAA $6.1

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        @Grey: thank you Grey & SON!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Sphinxter says:
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    altuve /pollock for turner/rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  64. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h 7×7 with H and and OPS , and holds and BAA for pitchers. Sitting in 2nd place. Top 8 make playoffs.
    Roster is C-sanchez (with chirinos filling in), 1b-bour, 2b-whit, 3b-seager, ss-trea, cf-marte, of-bryce, betts, Brantley, util-khris, dan murphy. Bn-pirela, mike taylor, Jorge Polanco, franco, semien.
    SPs are kluber, gerritt, mccullers, Andrew suarez, Quintana, jon gray, Shelby miller. RPs are wade, devenski, givens, Justin Anderson, fry, trivino, hildenberger, melancon. DL-archer, shark, cahill, hellickson, Vizcaino, Salazar.
    Minors-tatis, yusniel diaz, Christian pache, mitch white, jhailyn Ortiz, shane baz, kaprielian, carter kieboom.
    Been offered verlander and pham for my tatis and jon gray. You pulling the trigger?

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Verlander and win the league

  65. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard Yahoo keeper league. Currently in 1st place. Here is my roster:

    C – Gattis
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Merrifield
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Gregorius
    OF – Betts, Blackmon, Brantley, Ozuna, Soto
    SP – Bauer, Snell, C-Mart, McCullers, Flaherty, Taillon
    RP – Strickland, Soria, Rondon, Ottavino, Yates, Hicks

    I have the possible opportunity to obtain Lindor and/or Scherzer, but they’d only be rentals (I couldn’t keep them next year) and it’ll cost me come next year’s draft. Would you trade away McCullers, C-Mart, and Gregorius for Lindor, Scherzer, Wade Davis, and my first two draft picks next year? Or do you think I have a solid enough roster to stay in first place?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you have a solid enough team to win… Maybe a smaller trade to solidify…

      • Bobby says:
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        Thanks for your opinion. I tend to agree that it’s too big of a trade. That being said, which player do you think would better help my team – Davis, Scherzer, or Lindor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Scherzer

  66. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    I have Domingo as a keeper thus under contract – there is a real money penalty for cutting him in-season. I’m trying to place this year though – is there any reason to hold him for this year? The only upside I see is if he is traded and even then, who knows where and what kind of situation he’s in.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d cut him, but I don’t know how deep your league is

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Sorry – it’s a 15 team roto keeper – each team keeps five players – no minor league spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, he’s never going to be a keeper at this point

  67. Chud says:
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    ROS SP rankings (very limited pick ups):

    Gibson, Beiber, Lugo, FPeralta, Eflin.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking, maybe flip last two

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: much appreciated! Would u take Beiber over Gibson in a dynasty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  68. adfa says:
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    Time to cutbait on Arrieta? I actually dropped him in a 12 teamer 2 starts ago since he couldn’t strike anyone out and there was an innings cap. Too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him in a 12 teamer

  69. Brett says:
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    Can you rank these pairs of closers
    1 Britton and Kimbrel
    2 box and Allen
    3 Kela Allen

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, 2

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: not a kela fan? Do you see Britton closing once he is traded?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends where he goes

  70. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    would you drop smoak for kiermaier, trumbo, jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, though I don’t know what a jones is

  71. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, would I be nuts to trade Cole for Trout?

    It’s a 12-team Keeper, 5×5 (OPS, QS, Solds).

    We keep 5 after round 5, and FA’s slot at 25/20/15/etc.

    I drafted Cole in the 7th :| I’m bouncing in and out of 1st place…

    c-Suzuki
    1-Myers
    2-Rizzo
    3-Seager
    ss-Turner
    mi-Escobar (FA)
    ci-Muncy (FA)
    of- JD, Yelich, Teoscar (FA), Braun.
    util- Belt (14)
    bn- Candelario (FA), Hanson (FA)

    sp- Severino, Cole (7) , Newcomb (FA), Flaherty (FA), Weaver
    rp- Hand (13), Allen, Trienan (17), Soria, Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone’s trading you Trout for Gerrit Cole? Yeah, I’d take Trout

      • shibboleth says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s a rental, though, and I’d giving up Cole in the 7th round next year? I also feel like it leaves me really short on SP…

        I mean, maybe i’m just latching on to a really good draft pick ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cole in the 7th round does not sound that amazing unless this is a 20 team league

          • shibboleth says:
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            @Grey: Fair play, I am sufficiently humbled. Now to make the offer. thanks, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Cram It says:
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      @shibboleth: Nuts to trade Cole for the best hitter in baseball? What is your definition of nuts?

  72. primetime says:
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    10 team keeper league.

    Was offered G Cole, Buehler and Pham for Severino. Thoughts?

    I own.
    Scherzer
    Verlander
    Severino
    Bauer
    Tailon

    Sorkoka – DL
    Wacha – DL
    Reyes – DL
    Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side, it’s fair, you might be getting chump dumped

  73. Ty Inez says:
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    Hi G-man… Finally pulled off a trade to get Freeman. My team was top heavy in pitching and needed an elite bat. I gave up Degrom and Newcomb. My team now in a 12 team 5×5 is..

    C Gattis
    1st Freeman
    2nd Merrifield
    SS Bregman
    3rd Muncy
    OF Hoskins, Rosario, Jo-Ma
    Bench …Markakis, Nimmo, Galo, Devers, Hosmer, Crawford, Martel

    P. Scherzer, Kluber, Piveta, Knebel, Familia, Boxb, Soroka DL slot

    Looking to pick up some extra arms to back fill my rotation. Available guys on my WW

    Ross, Leake, Richard, Beiber…any of those 2 ROS..Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Richard?

      • Ty Inez says:
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        @Grey: sorry about that. clayton richard, kyle gibson and Carlos Rodon available too ….. sounds like a bunch of meh to me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon

          • Ty Inez says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man..What do you thing of that trade? Im leading my league in era whip k’s and wins. middle or below average with hitting stats

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Which trade?

              • Ty Inez says:
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                @Grey: haha from my original post

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m on my phone, what is it?

                  • Ty Inez says:
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                    @Grey: it was degrom and newcomb for freddy freeman.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Freeman side, it’s fairish

  74. Fogimon says:
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    But the sex is amazing, ami right?

    (talking about re-uniting with your horrible ex…… and Odor)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, yup

  75. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, who you like more going forward, Quintana or Ed Rod? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  76. Jacks says:
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    Thinking about dropping $2 Zunino for FA John Hicks in keeper. Really lagging on average. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  77. BillieJak says:
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    I’ve been offered, in a standard roto league
    L.Castillo and C.Rodon for my Kela

    Both starters have upside, but Kela has been reliable.
    I’m wondering, can I get similar SP value with the SON

    • Fogimon says:
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      @BillieJak: SEE GREY!! I’m not the ONLY one holding on to Castillo!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Fogimon: And he’s currently dealing @ ATL. Cmon Luis, turn the corner bud! My bandaid is still hanging.

        I’ve got a hanger!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is dealing today, big time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You jinxed him

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: That’s what happens when people jump for joy after 3 innings.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The ol’ “first time through the order, he was great” maneuver

            • Fogimon says:
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              @Cram It: Cram, 1 clean inning is reason to jump for joy on this schmohawk, let alone 3.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Fogimon: and he got blown up 4 seconds after I hit post comment. RIIIIIIIIIIP OUCH!!

          Thats the bandaid as it pulls out my last arm hair. I’m done.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon side

      • keith armstrong says:
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        @Grey: or Rich Hill for Kela

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Rich Hill

  78. Jb says:
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    Pick 1 odor, yolmer, Broxton, Gorkys, Winker,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  79. rukky says:
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    I have been offered Verlander, Doolittle, and Markakis for my Betts. Thoughts? Thanks! 14 team H2H

    Current Hitters:
    M Zunino
    R Hoskins
    J Baez
    J Lamb
    T Story
    S Kingery
    J Gallo
    M Betts
    K Davis
    S Marte
    I Desmond
    I Happ
    J Bauers

    Current Pitchers:
    J Familia
    S Dominguez

    M Scherzer
    A Nola
    S Manaea
    M Mikolas
    L McCullers
    J Lucchesi
    D Mengden
    F Peralta
    D Duffy
    F Montas
    J Barria
    M Gonzales

    J Nelson (I)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

      • rukky says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Juan says:
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    With Donaldson being out another 3 weeks i need a 3rd baseman. I have Asdrubal right now, he’s not bad but he’s fading. My FA options are Duffy, Camargo, Longoria, Like or just keep Asdrubal. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Asdrubal

  81. Brett says:
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    Better streamer Leake @baltimore or Stroman vs Detroit. Qs league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  82. jose says:
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    Sure was nice to see Morton have a solid game last night, even if it was only against Toronto. I traded away Snell (and Soria for S Marte) about a week ago and Snell was starting to make me regret it. If they both stay healthy I felt like keeping Morton was a safer choice. Great calls on draft day thanks to your rankings either way!

    For this RCL team, I’m currently rolling with Morton and Quintana (cautiously) and streaming my 3rd SP slot until Darvish comes off the DL (scary!). For pitchers I’m also rostering Diaz, Parker, Tepera, and Rondon for Saves and Betances and D Robertson for Ks, ratios, and occasional Ws.

    I need Wins more than Saves, but always seem to be chasing saves. For Saves I’m 10 behind 1st and 13 ahead of 3rd. In Wins I’m 13 behind 6th and just moved 1 ahead of 8th last night.

    Should I lose Robertson and selectively stream for Ws and Ks with guys like Gibson, Bieber, Wheeler and VV available (I’m good on IP limit)? When I’m not streamingthe slot I can use for a bench bat or vulture save situations?

    I know that’s a lot of mumbo jumbo. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Yes, lose Robertson and stream and bench bat his spot

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. Skeezix says:
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    Thanks Grey! My team kinda sucks, but I lucked into Trevor Story, and I picked Corey Seager off waivers to stash. We keep 4 hitters, and I’m tempted to trade Story (either on his own or ina
    package) to the 1st place team for Trea Turner to try and upgrade my keepers. Good move, or just be thankful I’ve got the other two? Keep in mind we could SLG% as a 6th offensive category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trea

  84. GoJays says:
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    Which side, Mr. Mustachio?

    Stanton, Starling Marte, Story
    Trout, Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  85. Schoolboy P says:
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    Peralta, Tallion, or Stroman ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  86. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Encino man. Springer and Degrom for Votto Yelich and Kershaw. Rudy’s trade analyzer says it’s fair but Kershaws health concerns me. What are your thoughts. I would be receiving Kershaw side. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side, it is fair, depends on Kershaw obviously

  87. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Morton throwing salt pellets last night…
    Today, soft water for everyone!
    Rodon or Musgrove?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Rodon

  88. LenFuego says:
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    Nooooooooooo! Listen up, Albright, there’s no backsies on Odor. Here is what you said:

    “I officially cut Odor from my teams and wiped my hands of him. He is dead to me like Mancini and Sonny Gray. May Odor’s stench never waft my way again.”

    And that’s me quoting you! Yes, you said all that … “wiped my hands of him … dead to me … never waft my way again.” Meaningless!

    A few points about your Odor pickup: (A) you have stabbed in the back all of us fantasy baseballers (<—- your mother's term!) who put him in our lineups, confident he was free of the Grey jinx, and who have been enjoying the fruits of his labors ever since; (B) the least you could have done was wait until the weekend so we could have removed him from our weekly lineup at the same time you picked him up; and (C) you already know there is no freakin' C, there's never a freakin' C!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I’m sorry LenFuego, Odor and I have a complicated relationship.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: I will consider forgiving you if you drop him immediately and promise never to see him again. My first place standing is precarious and reliant on Odor not stinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rougned Odor and myself: It’s complicated

  89. JP says:
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    12 Team league, Matt Kemp and Merifield are killing my batting, keep them or cut bait? Available bats include Yuli, Lamb, Conforto or A. Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. ERad says:
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    Anyone starting Heaney tonight @ BOS? Just me? Good, great, grand, wonderful.

    You ever listen to Khruangbin? Give em a spin sometime when you’re cranking out 3K words a night.

    • knucks says:
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      @ERad: It means “Airplane”, if anyone is wondering. Was chirpin’ about K-bang a few months back. Just saw them a couple times. Great show. Band called the Mattson 2 opened and they were an excellent opening band.

      Here is a great place to start Grey. I get feedback that this band is boring to some people, but I think that this should peak some intrigue…?

      https://twitter.com/khruangbin/status/934162779241512960?s=21

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m gonna listen right now, thanks, ERad!

  91. peacecoast says:
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    haha Odor. He was so so terrible until the last two weeks. I may pick him back up too.

    In a fight for first. Top three of us very close. It’s rather stressful. Any broadly sweeping advice on winning for once (second two years in a row)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sending the police to your competitors houses after planting drugs on them?

  92. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    finally dropping Castillo after his weekly implosion today. Man that guy is frustrating. Was thinking of grabbing Yates or Minter for some ratio help/potential saves.
    Whos the pickup there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MInter

  93. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Ugh. Yet again Craig Counsell uses his thoroughbred to plow a field. Get Josh Hader back to his 2 innings every few days and leave him out of this mop up work. Damn newfangled managers. Ahem. Sorry. Just needed to vent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

  94. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team keeper, I have been offered Arenado(at $54 for two more years) for Aaron Nola(at $4 for one more year) My Sp would still be Severino,Bauer,Corbin,Rodon,Weaver—just added. Could add Castillo,SonnyG or a few others to replace Nola. My 3B is Shaw and my other corners are Abreu,Moreland and Gurriel. Make the trade? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it helps you win this year, you’re really paying tho

  95. DonnieB says:
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    Oh. I also have Archer and Wacha on DL

  96. Let's Play Two says:
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    Deals arranged –

    I trade MY Kluber for Jose Ramirez then I trade MY Scooter for Nola to replace the loss of Kluber for my rotation.

    Do you like it?

    10-team standard roto league using QS instead of W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  97. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I know how you feel about Keuchel but against yours and my better judgement he is on my team and i started him
    I actually picked him up because someone dumped his ass.
    Anyway, I am guessing you suggest I get rid of him
    My options are
    Maeda, Gaussman, Pivetta,Loaisiga, King Felix
    Who would be your top 2
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Maeda

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, alps

  98. Leon says:
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    correa or berrios 7×7 18 man keeper league? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof – Rodon or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  100. Sphinxter says:
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    ozuna/springer for altuve puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fair tho

  101. Esalsa24 says:
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    Out of these 5 starters which 3 would you pick up?

    Peralta
    Eflin
    Bieber
    Bundy
    Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta
      Bundy
      Bieber

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Esalsa24: soroka’s out a long time.

  102. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 Roto

    I saw above that you’re starting [email protected] Mia tonight but only because your situation is dire.

    My situation is not dire – would you bench then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can bench him

  103. primetime says:
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    Been offered Rosario for Verlander?

    10 team keeper league. OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, depends on needs, prolly can do better tho

      • PRIMetime says:
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        @Grey: my pitching is pretty good. What hitter should I go for? I have rizzo lindor bellinger . Decent offense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Out of what hitters?

  104. LG Baseball says:
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    Thanks for the great write up Grey!

    Judge or Stanton in a keeper?

    Also please rank ROS:
    ODB, Desmond, Carpenter, D Murphy, Nimmo

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton — Desmond, Carp, ODB

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Steve says:
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    Trumbo or Gallo? Margot better than either?

    Or just hold K Tucker till his callup?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Margot, but totally different than the other guys

  106. Alex says:
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    Who’s output you like more ROS: Nimmo or Andrus?

    ROS player rate gives Andrus as the far-and-away favorite, but would like your opinion.

    Think Andrus comes back? Maybe not as powerful as last year but still good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Andrus…

  107. Ozzie Albies Helmet says:
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    Bregman is 9 for 17 with 3 home runs, 5 doubles, and 6 RBI since shaving off his stache on Sunday.

    The clean-shaven shall inherit the earth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noooooooooooo

  108. bobbo says:
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    Trade deadline for my league approaches.
    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Any area I should be targeting to improve my team?
    C Barnhart
    1b Freeman
    2b. Gordon
    3b. Suarez
    SS. Story
    OF. Ozuna
    OF. Puig
    OF. Teoscar
    OF Desmond
    U. Goldschmidt
    U. Abreu
    Bench- Brian Anderson

    Pitching (deep bench and some streamers rostered)
    Bumgarner
    Ray
    Folty
    Taillon
    Musgrove
    Pivetta
    Hill
    Stroman
    E Rod
    Tanaka
    Musgrove
    Nova
    Gausman

    Saves
    Chapman
    Diaz
    Boxberger
    Rondon

    Thinking of targeting Marte or Bellinger for Puig and an arm or else package Abreu. If I did shop Abreu and an arm, who’s a realistic target?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could use an OF… Abreu for Marte or Bellinger and a small piece?

  109. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Been rolling with C. Taylor as my 2B and Ozuna, J. Martinez, Soto, and K. Davis in my 3 OF & 1 Util spot. My bench is Eaton and C. Villanueva. I was offered D. Murphy for Soto. Is that a good move to help upgrade my 2B spot. I’m a little worried he isn’t fully healthy. Wanted some advice. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Taylor and Soto

  110. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OpS/BAA
    Had posted team a few back and you mentioned outfield as an area to improve.
    Abreu and E-Rod for Springer and Roark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo: actually ended up being Springer and Archer for Abreu and E-Rod. Thoughts?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Springer side, nice trade

  111. William Hung says:
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    Ryan Braun or Aaron Hicks?

  112. Justin Ralph says:
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    Are you trying as hard as you can to trade Ray after this performance against the Marlins or are you feeling like he’s back to being a top 15 pitcher and we should hold on to him?

  113. Ralphy says:
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    I was offered Springer and Giles for Soto, Ray and Treinen. I don’t think it’s enogh. What do you think?

    • Ralphy says:
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      @Ralphy: Ok last question. Would you trade Ray, Hand, Puig for Springer and Giles?

  114. nitro says:
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    Zobrist or C Taylor ROS? 10 team HTH points league

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