Yesterday, Shin-Soo Choo hit the DL again.  Yeah, surprise, surprise.  Never would’ve seen that coming, unless you’ve followed Choo’s career for the last three seconds.  In other news, Joey Gallo was called up.  Here’s my transactions yesterday:  Team Albright dropped Tyler Goeddel for Mikie Mahtook.  Twenty-nine minutes later: Team Albright dropped Mikie Mahtook for Delino DeShields.  Two hours later: Team Albright dropped Delino DeShields for Matt Holliday because someone else grabbed Joey Gallo already, and Team Albright didn’t feel like adding Junichi Tazawa for the sixth time.  Gallo has e-meants power.  His power is so e-meants I can’t even spell immense correctly, except there.  He had 8 HRs in 24 games this year in Triple-A and six homers in about a month last year in the majors.  This offseason I said, “I get the sneaking suspicion that Joey Gallo is going to be The Return of the Sucky Average Lagoon Monster, who was played briefly in an off-Broadway revival by Chris Carter.  In Double-A last year, Gallo had a 39.5% strikeout rate.  That’s absurd.  That’s the same rate historians have said Babe Ruth had after an all-night bender with Fatty Arbuckle when Ruth showed up and accidentally went up to bat still wearing his sleep mask.  Fun fact!  Sleep masks for the wealthy used to be made from raw hamburger patties.  So, with Gallo wearing a raw hamburger on his eyes, is there any chance of him hitting above .200?  Not if he can’t tame his strikeouts.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Good news, prematurely balding men and five lady readers, Gallo’s tamed his Ks by a lot this year in Triple-A.  He’s cut them to 22.6%, and was hitting .265.  If he can hit .265 with the Rangers, he’ll be more valuable than Prince Fielder this year because Gallo has 40-homer power.  I tried to pick him up in every league, and I suggest you do the same.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Josh Hamilton – Done for the season after undergoing another knee surgery.  We’re sure he’s not having knee surgeries for the after-surgery painkillers, right?

Jared Hoying – 0-for-2 as he was also called up yesterday.  In Triple-A, he had 7 HRs, 13 SBs in only 41 games, but has been at Triple-A for three years and is slightly old, which means he’s likely a Quad-A player.  Admittedly, I’d be more excited for him if his name were Gerund Hoying.

Huston Street – Nearing rehab games.  Sounds like Street’s on the road to recovery.  High fives self!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Pujols went deep off Holland (6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.21), which is a sub-Reddit called “Dutch Ovens.”

Nicholas Tropeano – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  I’ve mentioned this before but it continues, Tropeano’s stats, ballpark, everything say to pick him up, but I’ve having a hard time getting excited about him.

Lucas Duda – Hit the DL with a stress fracture of his back.  That sounds painful, like the constant talk of Theon Greyjoy having his penis cut off.  We get it; he’s a eunuch!  Can we stop talking about it?  Can we put the penis getting cut off conversation in the cabinet with the talk of you wearing Zubaz and lock it away forever?  Teams are almost always optimistic with timetables about a return from injury.  Yesterday, the Mets said Duda had no timetable and, “It will be a while.”  That’s code for, “You can DL him if you like, but he’s not returning this year.”

David Wright – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .225.  Sadly, he’s doing better than I expected.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Wow, he’s still playing?  I thought he misunderstood that saying and April powers meant “hit the early showers.”

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Too bad he’s going to slump poorly after the All-Star Game Homer Derby.  What?  Blame my crystal ball.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Yeah, yeah, but he went 0-for-3.  BORING!  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but I could see streaming him at home in that start.  Plus, he’s due for a jack!

Jordan Zimmermann – Will miss his next start with a Grade 1 strain of his groin.  For what it’s Werth, I didn’t strain my groin until the tenth grade.  Late bloomer!

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies love what Madonna did at the Billboard Awards, they like a Tumblr with Lorenzo Lamas pics and they will defecate on your ratios.

Mikie Mahtook – 1-for-3, 1 run as he hit 2nd and could see everyday at-bats with Kevin Kiermaier out for the next 10 weeks.  Mahtook has one of those profiles that is interesting in deeper leagues, due to his power/speed combo, but not wildly exciting in shallower leagues; kinda like the guy he replaced.  Mahtook is also my favorite excuse for twerking on a stranger’s lap.  “Oh, I Mahtook you for someone else.”

Brandon Guyer – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .330, and three homers in the past week as he hits leadoff.  Where do I know that Guyer from?  The hot schmotato chronicles, that’s right!

Taylor Motter – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  Taylor Motter used to go to Camp Granada.

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.47 vs. Wei-Yin Chen – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.61.  This was a matchup billed as, “Okay, I’m starting this guy only because he has two starts this week.  Dot dot dot.  DAH!!!”

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .321.  OZUNA no longer scared to hit.  OZUNA get pro-tip.  OZUNA learn Vomiting Unicorn Statue in centerfield can’t hurt me.

Justin Upton – Scratched from the lineup with quad tightness.  Assuming quad tightness is being used here to indicate a general form of suckiness.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-3, 3 runs and two homers (10, 11), hitting .327.  After only hitting 18 homers last year in 119 games, he looks like he’s going to blow through that number like he blows through a .18 BAC.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  “Siri, please remind me to buy Just Dong low next April.”  “Sorry, that’s not nice.”  (Swear to God, Siri really said this.  Steve Jobs can abandon his daughter but I can’t buy a dong low?  What the what?!)

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .346.  Ah, my favorite Spaneek player!  Spanreek?  Greenish?  Well, however you say Spanish-Greek.

Vince Velasquez – 4 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 2.75.  His home ERA is 0.74; his away ERA is near-5.  The threat of batteries being thrown at him obviously works.

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Joseph was only playing because the game was in an AL park with a DH, but maybe since this homer came against a righty, it might extend the leash on his playing time over Howard, who is the world’s largest Albertross.

Odubel Herrera – Was pulled from the game for a lack of hustle.  Manager Pete Mackanin said he “didn’t like it.”  Luckily, he wears horse blinders and can only see what his best player is doing.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer.  If you monitor the comments on Razzball and see someone is being floated to drop by a multitude of people, you should be buying that player.

Brian Dozier – Didn’t start yesterday with a case of Les Miserables.  *insert link of Hugh Jackman singing, sees Hugh Jackman’s wife, thinks about putting quotes around wife*

Danny Santana – 0-for-4 and his 10th steal, and I think all ten of them led to nothing.  Move him to the top of the order!  There’s no benefit to a 2nd leadoff hitter batting ninth if you have no number one leadoff hitter batting first!

Joe Mauer – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Somewhere, Lloyd McClendon admires Mauer’s man muscles.

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 5.89.  I’d say Kazaam, but calling Jepsen a closer feels generous.

Alex Gordon – Out for a month with a broken scaphoid bone in his wrist.  The scaphoid bone is just below the thumb and is used to make a thumbs up sign.  It was often said Roger Ebert had a strong scaphoid.  This all according to WebMD.  Jarrod Dyson (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal) and Paulo Orlando (3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal) should now be regular outfielders.  Also, ‘being regular’ on WebMD leads to a long discourse on bran.

Salvador Perez – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  He was a home run short of the cycle, which is colloquially called a dirt bike with flame decals.

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.48.  I looked at the Stream-o-Nator yesterday for Kershaw’s start and it said, “DUR!!!”

Trayce Thompson – 1-for-3, and his 1st steal.  Trayce doing it all!  He used to only face lefties (I misspoke yesterday) but now he’s been facing everyone. Matt with an at sign, gave you his top 100 hitters yesterday with a feature on Trayce.

Brandon Finnegan – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Had a tough matchup yesterday vs. Kershaw, but when you have lemons, you make an album that celebrates black females while saying it’s okay to be cheated on.  I don’t know, Bey.

Todd Frazier – 4-for-7, 3 runs and the slam (14) and legs (4) in the first game of the doubleheader.  JB and I talk about Frazier and the trade Prospector Ralph and I did on the podcast that’s coming later today.  Actually, we don’t talk about it as much as I gasp in pain as Frazier homers, then JB and I talk about Prospector Ralph dropping rhymes on the mic.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-5, 2 runs and the slam (6) and legs (3), hitting .256.  There’s been a lot of talk of dropping Heyward, Upton and others, but I think Lawrie is in the early lead for absolutely no one wanting to own him. I imagine it’s because at some point in the past few years Lawrie has disappointed you, so now you refuse to get on board.  All I’ll say is in one league where I’m doing well on offense, I’ve had Lawrie as an MI the entire year.

Rajai Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and the slam (5) and legs (11), though they came in two different games, but, whatever, fantasy baseball peasants don’t question the King of SAGNOF.  Also, he has yet to cool off since last week, so yes you should own him.

Marlon Byrd – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  That would’ve been a nice batty call, cause around here we say Byrds not b*tches.  What happened to that guy?  I loved me some Mike Skinner (The Streets), he’s now more rare than a three dollar bill with Alfred E. Neuman on it.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That’s six more homers than his mother has nipples.  Supposedly.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-8 and his 2nd and 3rd homers, getting one in each side of the doubleheader for the Ernie Banks special.  Ramirez hasn’t shown much going into yesterday, but it could be the start of a schmotato run.

Brian MatuszOrioles traded him to the Braves who immediately designated him for assignment.  Orioles are like the girl in high school that has her best friend tell you she’s dumping you.

Rich Hill – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.18 vs. Taijuan Walker – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  The Hill/Walker matchup was also billed as the Treadmill Incline and the first 10,000 Senior Citizens got in for free, but were turned off by Coco Crisp’s hip-hoppy walk-up music and went home during the first at-bat of the game.  As for Hill and Walker, they both have ERAs under 3.00, you know what you’re supposed to do.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Rock the Vogt!

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.70.  Pomeranz is known for that Prague rock, because he keeps other teams in Czech.

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  In a parallel universe, there’s a Cueto on an AL team struggling.  It sure is nice to be in the NL West.

Shane VictorinoCubs released The Flying Hawaiian and, if this is the end of the line for him, Victorino, may your leis forever be hypoallergenic flowers and may you never encounter a Hawaiian impersonating Flavor Flav screaming, “Yeah, poi!”

John Lackey – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks as he returned to Busch.  See, you can go home again.  Though, I wonder if Lackey walked to the mound thinking, “I remember this place being much bigger,” because that always happens to me when I go home.  Why do childhood homes shrink?  Deep thoughts with Grey Albright.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .228.  Been a bit of a struggle for him in the early going, but his strikeout rate is down from last year and he’s actually been unlucky.  Could see him turning his season around in a big way.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.77.  True story, I farted while I wrote Wainwright’s line.

Jung-ho Kang – 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter and expects to play today after injuring his hand, i.e., Jung-ho must keep his pimp hand strong.

Ryan Vogelsong – Left after being hit in the face by a Jordan Lyles pitch.  If that was gonna happen to a Pirate pitcher, I would’ve guessed Niese.  Vogelsong needed to be carted off, but was sitting up, talking.  He was saying, “If the umpires didn’t screw up the rain delay on Sunday, I wouldn’t even been pitching.  Way to go umpires!  I’ll now think of you whenever anyone orders an Arnold Palmer, because to make that you need tea bags, and teabagging is another name for balls on the face!  …and the winner for Best Actor in a Daytime Baseball Game goes to…the crew chief umpire who acted like he couldn’t read Weather dot com!”

  1. Ross Watson says:
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    The BabMahtook, good Aussie horror flick. Go ahead Grey, you can have that one. Least I can do for all the great Delino Deshields advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross Watson: BabMahtook was a GoogleWhack to this page

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        An English comedian, Dave Gorman, did a book/tv series called his Googlewhack adventure. Basically travels the world meeting people who have websites that are a googlewhack then asking them to find his next journey. Well worth reading IMO. He’s done some other stuff as well that’s a bit similar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We had mutual friends, I went to see his show once, only way I know a Googlewhack

          • Another Dan says:
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            @Grey:

            I’ve seen him a few times. Never disappoints.

            Another book he wrote was about trying to drive West – East Coast USA only buying from independent mom and pop stores and staying in independent hotels.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like an AJ Jacobs book

              • Another Dan says:
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                @Grey:

                Just googled him. Thanks, I might read some of his stuff. I had never heard of him.

                Gorman and another guy Danny Wallace did googlewhack together. They have gone their separate ways and have done similar stuff. Danny Wallace was ‘Yes Man’ which was then used as a basis for the (terrible) Jim Carey film.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Shoot, now I don’t know if it was Gorman or Wallace whose show I went to see (was a good ten years ago)… Was one of them my ex-girlfriend was friends with

                  • Another Dan says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I think it would be Gorman. If it was googlewhack, it was Gorman.

                    I got it wrong earlier, they did ‘Are you Dave Gorman?’ together. They travelled the world looking for and meeting Dave Gormans. According to Wikipedia they were flat mates.

                    If you hadn’t guessed, their kind of observational humour is the stuff I enjoy the most.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, cool, saves me having to contact my ex out of curiosity, whew!

  2. Rusty Arms says:
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    Yeah eminence power! good word? Stanton for Chris Davis and Backman?

      • Chester says:
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        @Grey: What about Stanton for Chris Davis and either Beltre or Polanco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair with Polanco

  3. Rusty says:
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    Do you still rank Valincia over OZUNA?

  4. Timmer says:
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    Picking up Gallo bc you can’t deny the Dingers. On a similar note, I was offered Mookie and McCullers for my Stanton (Dingers…maybe) and Matt Holiday in an OBP Roto league. Thoughts?

    C: Ramos 1B: Papi, park 2B: Panik SS: Kang, Seager 3B: Franco/shaw OF: Bryce, Stanton, Conforto, revere, holiday, Cain, Gallo

    SPs: Kershaw, Straus, VV, Odorizzi, Hendricks RP: Rodon, Britton, Neris, phelps, Herrera, jones

    Thanks!

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Grey: Sacrilege!

    • you forgot the VIN number from your car-
      @Timmer:

  5. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Less boring is Colon told the catcher they could just throw it down the middle, he wasn’t swinging.

    • Cram It says:
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      @VinWins: I believe that. Because he didn’t take the bat of of his shoulders for at least one at bat and started walking to the dugout before the strike three pitch was half way to the plate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Boo, that’s more boring!

  6. Grey: Jepsen’s been so bad … nearly as bad as next-in-line Trevor May. Perkins had a setback. Is that bullpen entering Cincinnati territory (nobody worth owning)?

    What about Andriese tomorrow? His chances for a win seem pretty good with Nicolino starting for the Marlins. And the SoN likes him to the tune of $15.10. But I watched him pitch against Detroit and he looked really average (it’s the only time I’ve watched him pitch) and your last writeup on him was not exactly glowing. Plus, the Marlins have been hitting better lately. Would you chance it with him in a 14-team roto league?

    • Tigres says:
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      I dropped May last week, dropped Jepsen this morning. And now I feel great!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Enrique: i wouldn’t touch a minny or cincy pitcher. That goes for the SP’s too

      • David says:
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        @Bye Felica: I am in 14 tm hth QS and losses as extra cats. I own 2 Cincy pitchers and don’t feel like they are my worst. Straily and Iglesias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Nicolino is average, but if SON likes it that much, it’s worth streaming… Jepsen’s such garbage

      • @Grey: Andriese is the one I was asking about … SoN has Nicolino at minus $20 or something like that. You would still trust the SoN for Andriese? I seem to remember a comment a while back (I can’t recall if it was yours or Rudy’s) about the calculations being a little less reliable when there are few starts to go by (this’ll be Andriese’s fourth start). I guess I was wondering if that might be the case here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust Andriese or Nicolino

          • @Grey: That confirms my suspicions … normally, I’d jump at a streamer the SoN rates at $15.10, but Andriese doesn’t seem trustworthy at all.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Enrique: I wouldn’t trust Andriese. TB bullpen will blow the lead if he gives them one. More than likely a lot of hits given up in this matchup.

  7. SF says:
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    Gallo or Thompson?

    • SF says:
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      @SF: Leonys Martin is available as well.

      • William Hung says:
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        @SF: Gotta roll with the hot schmotato in Martin

      • Scott says:
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        @SF: Trayce first, then Gallo if u need homers and Martin if u need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Leonys

  8. Chadaristic says:
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    Do you see Jose Abreu heating up anytime soon?

    • Bread n Mustard says:
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      @Chadaristic: No. I’ve heard several people say his K% is down and BB% is up but if all he can do is hit pop ups that doesn’t really help my team.

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Chadaristic: I’ve owned Jose Abreu since he came into the league. The other day someone offered me Nelson Cruz and Mike Moustakis for Abreu. I couldn’t click accept fast enough.

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    did you actually tell somebody j-zimm over archer ROS yesterday?! that’s crazy town, one guy is getting badly unlucky and was awesome very recently and the other has been declining for years, and this year’s stats tell same story, AND he’s hurt now.

    anyhoo, in 16 team OPS with hits added guessing saunders is still over some guyer, but probably not by much yes?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: duvall could be dropped for guyer here too, but i’m pretty sure he projects at more homers than either of those 2, and i could use that with RBI’s.

  10. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    that albertross glossary word should’ve been named after howard, as h’es been much worse per market than albert has been when comparing their giant contracts, plus his was years before albert’s.

  11. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Camp Granada. Hahaha.

    What should I do with Matt Harvey $18 for 2 years in my 12 team salary cap league? My team is still in first at 5-2 but I’m wondering if a trade makes sense for this year. Options include:

    Cueto $14 for this year only
    Taijuan Walker $21 for 3 years
    Blake Snell $1 (signed two years from now) – note only after his next call up
    Vincent Velasquez $1 (signed next season)

    Or do I hold?

    For some reason Walker has me interested for his upside over the next 3 years but he isn’t cheap either. Thanks!

  12. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    that is a good rule of player buying, such that high ownership % and down performance means positive regression later, except in the case of …… tulo.

    • knucks says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Its not Friday yet! Joey owes one over the internet dollar to the jar!

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @knucks: what? i’m talking about grey’s franco comment above.

  13. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well.

    A) do you like Vogt or yan Gomes as catcher?
    B) Do you like Gattis more than both of them if/when he obtains catcher eligibility?
    C) trayce Thompson or leonys Martin ?

    Thanks! #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Thanks! Gomes… Yes, Gattis…Martin

  14. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Gallo over AJ Reed for the season?

    Small bench so can only keep one…

    Thanks…

  15. The Commodore says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My Goldschmidt/Rodon for his Ortiz/Lester?

  16. Abell says:
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    R Hill
    T Walker
    D Pomeranz
    Wainwright
    Teheran
    Odorizzi
    Roark

    Would you drop one of these guys and replace him w the weekly streamer?
    S-O-N loves Piñeda this week…

    • Abell says:
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      @Abell:
      12 team H2H keeper
      I’m bad about wanting to hang onto a good streamer…

    • Bread n Mustard says:
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      @Abell: I think Wainwright would be the clear choice.

    • knucks says:
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      @Abell: Coool, teach me how to tilde!

      Agree with mustard sandwhich, Wainwright’s the drop for me.

  17. Jason Morgan says:
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    In a head to head points league with keepers which side wins?

    Velasquez, Hendricks, Upton and Manaea or Archer, Wacha and Bautista

    Regardless of which side, none of these players will be keepers.

  18. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Well apparently Grey is my dad…

    Last night, while discussing the Rays game, my dad randomly broke into “Hello Motter, Hello Faddah…”

    True story

  19. Paul Before Swine says:
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    With Bautista, Heyward, Puig, Heyward, and Trumbo, is it worth me picking up Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul Before Swine: Prolly not, but not sure what these players have to do with it

  20. Crock says:
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    Cain/Pujols/Vizcaino/Wright or Cargon/Abreu?

  21. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    You’re just messing with me now, right? An ampersand looks something like this: &.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: HA, oops….Sorry, Matt!

  22. Welp says:
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    Keeper league $14 mazara or $11 ozuna?

    Ros, rather have grienke or tanaka?

    Last one.. In a keeper league, $10 is a “minimum keeper”

    Trade $10 dee gordon, $14 mazara, $10 Kevin gausman, Wellington castillo, for unkeepable Chris Davis, nelson Cruz, and grienke.

    Dude I’m targeting is in last place by a mile so I figure offer keepers for his unkeepable players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Welp: Ozuna…Greinke….Davis side

  23. Jeff says:
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    Good morning Grey (and everyone) –

    Trayce Thompson is available on my wire, but I have a pretty low number in the waiver order – still, is it worth a shot? 12 team 6×6 (OFF: R, HR, RBI, SBN, OBP, SLG // PIT: IP, QS, K/9, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD). Roster: W Castillo, Trumbo, Frazier, Lamb, Cano, C Seager, Andrus, Fowler, Pederson, Betts, Tomas, Blackmon, Saunders, Prado // Sale, Strasburg, Walker, Hendricks, Papelbon, Dyson, Phelps. streaming this week: Guerra, Duffey, Karns.

    Who’s droppable? Next weeks starts, all three streamers have 2 – Karns v SD, @TX // Guerra v STL, @PHA // Duffey @OAK, vTB

    Am I better off going for it or standing pat with what I have?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

  24. Letsgoletsgo says:
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    If and when called up, could you profile (as in rank) taillion against other guys I already own like liriano, roark, and gausman? It’s a keeper league so I’m hoping he becomes a mainstay.

    Khris davis or Gallo?

  25. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    ROS: grichuk, Valencia, or Thompson?
    Thx

  26. Scott says:
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    Whos the drop for Gallo? Lamb or Valencia

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Scott: Neither

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Second the neither. Def not Valencia anyway.

  27. Beastman says:
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    I dated several Orioles in my younger years!

    6×6 H2H league with quality starts, who’s the pick for ROS, Pomeranz or Velaquez?

    • Skeletor says:
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      @Beastman: FYI your Aviator is Beastmaster, not Beastman, that babbling boob..

      • Beastman says:
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        @Skeletor: Beastmaster is much cooler

      • Scott says:
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        @Skeletor: I didn’t know Beastmaster was an Aviator. What did he fly?

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott: Sunglasses

  28. Peteo says:
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    Gallo or Trea Turner, ROS in ESPN 5X5 H2H? I’m equally strong/weak in HR AND steals, and as long as schoop keeps it up, position doesn’t matter too much.

    Thanks. Grey!

  29. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Latos, Tomlin, Siegrist and Erasimo have 16 starts and 22Ws.

    My team has 64 starts and 22Ws.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Siegrist is a starting pitcher now? That’s news to me

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Bye Felica: That’s the point.

  30. knucks says:
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    Only 11 hours left for me to back out of my quarrel with the Streamonator (aka bench Edinson @MIN)!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Speaking of the arm-bot. Just found Peavey, starting him tomorrow at home against SD. Then holding for his start next week @ATL. Woooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: See how ‘woooo’ you are after Peavy starts

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea, I’d imagine there is more Wooo after a Peavy open mic night performance than a Peavy start

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  31. Count de Monetball says:
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    Now hear this, GIancarlo Stanton is about to going to tear! that is all…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Bye Felica: I’m hoping we see some “should I drop Stanton” posts soon. He needs to do something in my lineup. I’m starting to think there was some body swap and he’s actually Jackie Bradley, Jr. now.

    • Chucky says:
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      Id like t see him foul off a pitch or two before reinstating him back into my lineup. Stanton is riding the bench this week in lieu of Stevie Wonder. Same swing and miss characteristics for both guys.

      • Steve says:
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        @Chucky: rumor is Bonds lent Ozuna some of his old bats triggering his recent surge…

        Share the wealth with Stanton, Bonds! C’mon.

  32. Five-On-One says:
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    Weekly SP question. 12-team 5×5 weekly move league. Please rank.

    2-start D. Duffy – vWSOX (SON $9.3) and vTB (SON $5.5)
    2-start Bucholz – vCOL (SON $11.0) and @BAL (SON $3.9)
    Odorizzi (vNYY $7.3)
    Wood (@NYM $4.7)
    Rodon (@KC -$3.4)

    JB loves him some Rodon, but soliciting other opinions as well.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: There is also 2-start Peavy – vSD ($12.0) and @ATL ($1.2). Normally I wouldn’t consider him, but with matchups like SD and ATL, maybe useable? Where does he fit in amongst the above options?

  33. Spyre says:
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    I have Valencia in my LF slot right now…. is he worth dropping for Gallo, Guyer, Duvall, or Rajai?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Spyre: No

      • Spyre says:
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        @Cram It: thanks friend!

  34. Five-On-One says:
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    “If you monitor the comments on Razzball and see someone is being floated to drop by a multitude of people, you should be buying that player.”

    Should I drop Dozier?

  35. Bye Felica says:
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    Just aquired Stanton, Greinke, Harvey in the last week I gave up : Fraizer,Matz, Cain and Salazar.

    This trade will either break me or I’ll win this league by Aug 1st Haha

    • Chucky says:
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      You might want to begin charting Fantasy Football.

  36. Bye Felica says:
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    @Jeff: Phelps

  37. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I’ve been gazing into my imaginary bottle of Cristal, and foresee that today is the last day to buy low on Matt Harvey. Prediction: tonight’s line: 7IP, 2ER, 1BB, 8K, W.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: If Bartolo can do it, why not Harvey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause he doesn’t eat other pitchers for dinner

  38. Bye Felica says:
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    @Peteo: Trea

  39. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I still haven’t started Tropeano, he’s just hanging out on my bench bullying DeShields.

    Hey, I broke my scaphoid too! Maybe Alex Gordon can be my bro. How come he’s out for 3-4 weeks and I needed surgery and had a cast/brace on for 6 friggin months. Fancy shmancy MLB doctors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha! I watched Once brothers last night, old Vlade Divac doc, it was really good, but since I don’t know BB, I didn’t know any of the stuff in it

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: That sounds familiar for some reason. If anything, I know more about 90’s bball than I do present day.

        I was forced into a Friends mini-marathon last night. I laughed, I cried, I reconsidered my relationship.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…I saw the new The Odd Couple on mute on TV last night, Chandler looks like he’s still doing coke

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I would be too if I was on the new Odd Couple. I’ve always liked Thomas Lennon though. The one episode of The State when they were in jail and couldn’t leave because the guards put up orange road cones and told them not to cross has always stuck with me for some reason.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Funny, I saw him on the show, and said to Ted, “There’s someone who they try to get on every new sitcom.”

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Now that you mention that, sure seems like it. So maybe he’s terrible and I know nothing. Guess I should change my stance on Rookie Blue being better than The Wire.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rookie Blue had its moments, this was also just something I said to my dog, so take it with a grain of salt

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. And I’ve never watched Rookie Blue. Trying to pick a bad cop show, figured the one with the chick from Stick It couldn’t be good.

  40. Old School Brother says:
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    You gotta admit, picturing Hambone laying on the couch hopped up on pain pills and watching Stone Cold’s Broken Skull Ranch Challenge while the Angels pay him $20mill is pretty hilarious.

    15 team AL only and I’ve started Cody Anderson for every crappy start he’s had this year. “He’s given up at least one homer in every single start this year, and he’s facing the white sox. Time to finally bench” and thats me quoting me. Son’nava BENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Old School Brother: I’m imaging him in a bar bathroom with Mike Napoli’s mom… Damn on Cody, can’t believe you benched him in a 15 team AL

  41. Steve D. says:
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    Justin Upton and JD Martinez too much for Giancarlo Stanton in a redraft?

    OF is:

    Mookie Betts
    Ben Revere
    Kole Calhoun
    Marcell Ozuna
    Khris Davis

    • Steve D. says:
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      @Steve D.:
      It may be obvius, but I’d be sending Upton and Martinez. If this is in fact an overpay, which of this group should I drop for Boxberger? Can never have too many saves, and I have a glut of OFs.

  42. Jaone says:
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    Gallo or Khris Davis ros?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jaone: Krhis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaone: Agree with Cram

  43. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H 10×10 cats..OPS. Trade offer, my Stanton and Harvey for Trout and Colome. Which side do u prefer?

  44. Clint says:
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    How is it possible the Northeast sports media hasn’t been banging the ‘Trout to the Mets already’ drum with the slump the Mets’ pitchers have been going through? Isn’t about time they start writing articles how all they need to deal is send Conforto, Wheeler, Dom Smith, and another SP who they liked last year but ‘stinks’ this year (Harvey or DeGrom?) to LA to get it done & they’ll win about 5 World Series rings? Don’t tell me they’ve learned composure or all sports journalism’s lost forever.

  45. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    My team is in desperate need of power. More HRs ros, Mauer or Colon?

  46. tbone13176 says:
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    (4) ownings or eduardo escobar?

  47. Nitro says:
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    Would drop Sano for Gallo?

  48. Don Julio says:
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    In desperate need of a power boost. Trayce and Gallo are available. ..who do you like better for the rest of the year?
    Gotta drop khris davis, schoop, Adam j, or sano. Haven’t completely given up on jones or sano, but they’ve been relegated to the bench for the time being. Dropping schoop would leave me powerless at 2b with dj, but trade off may be worth it?

    • knucks says:
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      @Don Julio: Gallo over Trayce if your desperate for power, but I don’t see who your dropping.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don Julio: The guys you have are already power guys. Not Jones really, but you can’t straight drop him. Maybe Gallo over Sano?

  49. ashtray says:
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    Franco over Gallo ROS? Leagues counts OBP and Ks.

    • knucks says:
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      @ashtray: Franco

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: Franco

  50. Blergball says:
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    Pujols/Conforto for Abreu?

  51. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Need saves. Rich hill for Chapman?

  52. Jedimasters says:
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    Great read Grey and apologies as I have a catcher question. Yes it’s been that kind of year for this position. Please rank RoS for my 10 team points league:

    Y. Gomes
    S. Vogt
    Wieters
    Martin
    Cervelli

    Thank you.

  53. Mike says:
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    Lackey or Mcullers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: McCullers

  54. RePete says:
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    I have Lucroy as my catcher in a 14-Team H2H League but I picked up Gattis due to the hot streak and pending catcher eligibility. Once he gains eligibility would you shop Lucroy or Gattis going forward or should I just look for the best deal? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: Whichever nets you the best return

  55. quimmy says:
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    CarGO and Nola for Kershaw?

    • Cram It says:
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      @quimmy: Kershaw

  56. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Please rank: Grichuk, parra, Saunders, upton jr. , Duval. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rodger Dorn: Why do you need five 5th OF’s rank? What’s the real question here? Who to cut loose?

  57. Teddy Heater says:
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    Friday-Bloodline Season 2 premier

    Sarurday- Yu’s Back Bitches!

    Sunday- BBQ with Jimbo

    Monday-Day off to recover from BBQ

    This weekend is shaping up, BFF!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I plan on watching Bloodline all weekend…. Though, am looking forward to starting Yu…. Headed to the desert on Saturday for a month

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: BL is only 10 episodes, but it’s supposed to be even darker. Seems like Danny is still in the mix as a ghost.

        We started Unbreakable Kimmy, really funny shizz. She plays that role to a T.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice spoilers… Dude!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Nothing the trailer didn’t show…..Chief!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t watch trailers to avoid spoilers

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Now I feel bad, noted for future posts.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Now I’m imagining him with a bedsheet over his head and the eyes cut out like it’s a Scooby Doo mystery…Man, whole season ruined!

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: HA! Don’t worry, it looks amazing!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, now they drive in a Mystery van and Coach Taylor is married to Velma

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I think there can only be 1 Upton brother playing good at a time. Can Melvin go back to sucking again.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Agreed

  58. JoeG414 says:
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    Mahtook or Paul Orlando ? 6×6 mixed daily roto

  59. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Thinking of just dropping Jepsen cause his 1 save every 2 weeks is tiring me out. Do you think Benoit is any closer to supplanting Cishek?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: How about the “next in line” guys… Davis isn’t going anywhere outside of an injury but Herrera has been solid. Giles looks like he’s turning things around too.

        Herrera or Giles?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Herrera

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I forgot about Doolittle – Madson has had a bit of a rough month. You think Doolittle is a couple of Madson blowups from taking over, or is Madson’s leash fairly long?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Madison hasn’t been bad

  60. Count de Monetball says:
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    Prayer for Giancarlo,

    Hallowed be Thy name. May his feet be swift; may his bats be mighty; may his balls… be plentiful. Lord, he’d just like to thank you for that FML at razzball. You know who he is – he kept calling your name.

    • the tone ranger says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Avoid the clap – Jimmy Dugan. “Hey that’s good advice!”

  61. Gregarious says:
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    Razzballers…how would y’all rank Conley, Tropeano, Bauer? Thanks dudes

  62. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who has the better outing today, Liriano or Tillman? SON says Liriano, but I’m scared to start either today. (roto, QS instead of W)

    Thanks!

  63. uncdrew says:
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    Hello Motter, Hello Fotter…

    I think just me and no female readers got that one. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Others mentioned it above

      • uncdrew says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m sorry your readership contains so many old farts. ;)

        • uncdrew says:
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          @uncdrew:

          I see one is a SOOF (son of an old fart).

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice! SOOF sounds like a Baseball Prospectus term

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  64. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Gallo or Khris rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

  65. los locos says:
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    Grey,

    Anyone to consider dropping below for Gallo?

    C Yasmani Grandal C | LAD
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF
    U Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL

    Bench
    1B Chris Carter 1B | MIL
    2B Starlin Castro 2B,SS | NYY
    3B Travis Shaw 1B,3B | BOS
    OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  66. Alex says:
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    None of these were covered today, but I’m wondering what to do with Trea Turner, Starlin, and D. Travis.

    Can you rank them through the rest of the year? If Turner and Travis will be reliable, I’m going to try and move Starlin for RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Turner

  67. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey

    Just flipped Mookie + Jaime Garcia for Machado! Feelin good feelin grea, how are you? Plan to use the extra spot going forward for streamers. Thanks for the advice on the deal yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m good, thanks

  68. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    hahaha, good stuff Grey. Always appreciate the Game of Thrones references (this last episode was really well done, the end was powerful).

    Watched the Tropeano game (full disclosure, Angels fan) seems like he’s finally getting “stretched out” looks a bit more comfortable on the mound. The key seems to be his groundball rate is now trending up, helping him go deeper into games. Hopefully the recent trend of walks going down, is him improving his command.

    Frazier man, ha. And just like you intentionally mentioned his AVG to make you feel better the other day. I’ll mention it now on behalf of Ralph: Now hitting .243 on the season. Yesterday for you was like when you see your Ex pull up next to you at the stoplight in the passenger seat her new boo’s ride, which happens to be a Porsche 911, and then she looks your way, gives that “how you like me now?” smile, then puts her sunglasses on as they drive away. hahaha.

    I keep coming back to this because this used to happen to me all the time, but now i’m the one reaping the benefits, namely i waited a round too late on Frazier this year, but I traded for him right before he hit his stride by shipping out Archer right after he had 2 great starts. phew.

    There needs to be term for this: a player you trade away, that hits their stride only after they are off your team. Maybe Ralph wants offer a suggestion??? or other Razzers? ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I own Frazier in another league, so I don’t fully mind

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Todd25: he wasn’t ONLY hitting well after that trade.

  69. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    M with an ampersand? M&? Mand? Man-D? MANDY!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mandy, I think

  70. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey (or anyone),

    Having trouble pulling a trigger, but seems like I should.

    Give up Conforto & Matz for Goldschmidt

    It’s a 12team, h2h points league, we use the Ottoneu point system. Currently, Matz sits at 288 total points, Conforto at 250. Goldy is only 295, just to give you reference.

    • Anthony says:
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      @Anthony: I’m currently starting Hanley at 1B. Outfield would look like Betts/Just Dong/Hanley or Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side, not close

      • Anthony says:
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        @Grey: I KNOW RIGHT!

        Thank you for being a friend.

  71. Hugman says:
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    1) 12-team OPS league where power and rbi’s are what I’m after: Duvall or Trayce? If Trayce, would you drop Duvall or Leonys to pick him up.

    2) Need to lose one when Darvish returns: Pomeranz, Maeda, Archer (I know Pom jumps off the page but Archer and Leake wreaked so much havoc on my whip to start the season that it’s hard to hold Archer when I have someone in Darvish who could pick up those K’s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Duvall 2) Leake

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I convuluted that one. I dropped Leake ages ago. Need to drop or move either Pom, Maeda, or Archer. Or Lackey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Maeda, or trade

  72. Big league choo says:
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    Need to lose an sp for darvish….kazmir vs cin or moore vs nyy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  73. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – I was offered my DL’d David Peralta for Drury in my weekly roto league. Really hurting for AVG and R. What do you think?

    Drury has been a guy I really have not been paying attention to–my main concern is whether he’s still full time when Peralta is back.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the guy playing

  74. ashtray says:
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    4 hits and a dinger for Franco over the weekend. I’m assuming the hot streak is coming now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  75. Tio says:
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    Grey,

    Is there any hope for Dozier to rebound? Would you hold Dee Gordon in a keeper league? Our league allows suspended players to occupy an IR slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Gordon… Have no faith in Dozier

  76. Beltran says:
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    Do you think Beltran has enough left in the tank to continue at close to his current pace? He’s 22/9/27/0/.274 right now. Take him over Guyer, L. Martin, Rajai? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Guyer

      • Beltran says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, but not the others?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Beltran: Why the others if you’re dropping Guyer for him?

          • Beltran says:
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            @Cram It: Not deciding who to drop, deciding whether Beltran is enough of an upgrade over certain others to accept a trade.

  77. DonnieB says:
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    My OF is Trout,Betts,Heyward,Ozuna,and Eaton with Castellanos at DH. Who would drop to add Grichuk or Leonys Martin or just stay put. I lean Heyward to drop for Grichuk but….Heyward drafted as a top 40-50 player. What do you think Master Lothario???? Always a thank you to you and may beautiful women follow you wherever you go.

    • Tio says:
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      @DonnieB:

      Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one

  78. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Wondering if the injury to Vogelsong pushes up Taillon callup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be up in June

  79. reese says:
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    Oh great one – should I trade kipnis and osuna to get Harvey and travis shaw? 12 team mixed 5×5 roto keeper league. I have wong on my bench and trea turner waiting in the wings. I would be left chasing saves though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  80. Nicon says:
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    Sup G!? Heyward or Villar at UTIL this week? Sounds like Heyward back soon, but like today or Friday, na’am sayin?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You transitioning into a camera? Villar

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: haha beat me to it. Thanks!

    • Nico says:
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      @Nicon: apparently Ashton kutcher got a hold of my account and misspelled his favorite camera brand.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

        • Nico says:
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          @Grey: Just got a trade offer for Villar, weirdly enough. Guy needs his steals (I don’t NEED him…I haven’t played him since I picked him up 2 weeks ago)… but he offered A-Gon. I have Votto at first, Freeman/Castellanos as UTIL. Whatchu think?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d take A-Gon on the turn around, Nikon

            • Nico says:
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              @Grey: I think the kids these days call the turn around the “selfie.”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, try selfie’ing on a Nikon, yeah aight!

                • Nico says:
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                  @Grey: That’s what industrial strength selfie sticks are for!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Great call!

  81. bigwormsherm says:
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    Hurting real bad for saves.

    Was offered Jepsen for Giles, pull the trigger on a short term closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Los Putos says:
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      @bigwormsherm: See my comment below on Giles before you hit accept

  82. John says:
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    Who do you like between Wright v Colorado (Bettis) or Lewis v Angels (Santiago)?

    Thursday need to decide between McCullers at home v Orioles (Gaus) or I could pickup Gaus and hope he spins another nice away game.

    Cats that matter: K’s, HRs allowed, Wins, Losses, ERA, WHIP. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Wright…McCullers

  83. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    who starts today?

    $-1.5 Khris Davis @ SEA (karns)
    $-13.9 Adam Duvall @ LAD (bolsinger)
    $-3.2 Trayce Thompson vs. CIN (wright)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trayce

  84. Los Putos says:
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    FYI

    Jake Kaplan, Hou Chronicle, reports K Giles fixed a mechanical flaw and has hit 99 mph several times over the last month.

    Seven straight scoreless appearances, 9 Ks over 7.1 IP, 4 hits allowed, .148 BAA

    Son of Greger has 3 BS in May, ERA over 5.00

    Interesting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  85. Jimmy says:
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    Who to drop for Carlos Rodon, or hold? Thanks! Categories: W, SV, HR, K, ERA, WHIP QS

    SP RP
    Marcus Stroman Ryan Madson
    Jose Quintana Roberto Osuna
    Jaime Garcia Andrew Miller
    Vince Velasquez WIll Harris
    Lance McCullers
    Carlos Martinez
    Matt Wisler

    • Jimmy says:
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      @Jimmy:

      Sorry didn’t format correctly.
      SP
      Marcus Stroman
      Jose Quintana
      Jaime Garcia
      Vince Velasquez
      Lance McCullers
      Carlos Martinez
      Matt Wisler

      RP
      Roberto Osuna
      Ryan Madson
      Andrew Miller
      Will Harris

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wisler

  86. Tank1 says:
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    Which side do you prefer Miggy and Frazier or Goldschmidt and Franco? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  87. Wywyz says:
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    I was offered Harrison for Fulmer. I need the pitching more but Harrison has been solid this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  88. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    ROS deep 5×5: Soler and A.Wood or Pillar and Eickhoff? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  89. knucks says:
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    Thought there would be more discussion about the sweet SAGNOF nectar of Jarrod Dyson today. I know you noted it in the post. If the guy just gets on base once a game for the next month, I’ll be pretty happy. Should come with a flurry of steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him in one league

  90. Wywyz says:
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    What should I do with Dozier? When do you cut bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give him some more time

  91. Brown L says:
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    Was offered Hammel for closer Allen, and am intrigued because this is a weekly league with IP as a category, so I only really need to field 2 closers at a time, with 6 starters. Here’s my roster:
    SP: Strasburg, Salazar, Walker, Tanaka, Pomeranz, Rodon, Guerra, Rubby, Taillon
    RP: Allen, Colome, Jeffress, McGee

    I probably don’t need more starting pitching, but it might be a good value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  92. brett says:
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    Who do you prefer for holds Will Harris or Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris

  93. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team H2H 6X6 (QS)

    Time to send Ian Kennedy to the stream? Or did that ship already sail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on waivers in my 12 team league

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOOOOOOOO!!! Taillon

  94. Shitwolf says:
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    Who do u like more this season parra or eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  95. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    The 7 Line Army is rolling into Washington tonight…Hopefully bring some luck with them for Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked the Mets better when they were just the “Doing lines” army

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Hey-oh! LGM. Amen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LGM!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I don’t get you. I thought you hate the Mets. Though I’m convinced you were a Mets fan as a kid. They hurt you, didn’t they? It’s not your fault Grey. It’s not your fault.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s my fault!

  96. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Im at my ropes end with my 2B situation. 12 team h2h keeper league(keep 10).
    I am starting B.Dozier and have J.Baez as a super sub on the bench. Neither one of them is doing anything for me. I like Baez’s upside in a keeper, was just waiting for him to get an opportunity to play regularly. Now he has that chance and is doing nothing with it. He was more successful as a pinch hitter/defensive sub late in games. Really don’t want to drop either of them but they aren’t doing anything.
    Which one would you drop first? Or should I drop both?
    Best available FAs
    B.LAWRIE
    J.PANIK
    H.KENDRICK
    S.PEARCE
    B.DRURY(4 starts at 2B. needs 5 to qualify)
    D.DIETRICH
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie and Kendrick are better than who you have

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I have no problem grabbing lawrie. Which one would you drop first? Dozier who has the better name value or Baez who has the upside?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez

  97. Scott says:
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    I have no quarrel with Streamonator…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  98. RBGlade says:
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    Was offered Pujols and Fowler and one of these pitchers ( E Santana, Cashner, Duffy , Severino ) for Votto and J Upton…

    As an alternative was also offered Pujols and either Santana or Cashner for Votto

    This league is 15 team mixed roto 6×6 cat……( OBP in addition to the standard 5 )

    Beginning of season I wouldve laughed at this offer….Now???? Im on the fence…
    Thanks in advance for feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surrey, take it

      • RBGlade says:
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        @Grey:

        Which of these deals do you prefer and ROS who do you like better on the pitchers

  99. ERad says:
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    My zipper on my pants broke at work, leaving me with my fly perpetually down – best course of action?

    A. Don’t get up from my desk until it’s time to leave
    B. Take pants off and own it
    C. There is no C

  100. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I haven’t seen bloodline yet, I take it that it is a good one though.
    But what did you think of the previous 4 films?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Yeah watch the 1st season now

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha – will do. Re:Tremors – loved the movie growing up, especially the editing. If you pay close attention to the female lead, which I most certainly did, there is a scene where she is running with no pants on, just her undies. And if I remember correctly they change color from like white to striped.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that’s a classic movie! I’ve never seen it, can’t watch horror films, I frighten easily

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Kevin Bacon’s finest, IMHO.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, better than Wild Things?!

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: I taint argue with that, Bacon was at his schlonging best in Wild Things.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m 7 degrees from his schlong!

  101. Boomer19 says:
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    Do you think that Bregman might get the call in Houston to play 3rd base? Looking for a SS that can put up better stats than Semien. Worth a stash yet? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  102. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    For util, rest of season – please rank for steals and stats:

    Villar, Burns, Revere.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  103. Comatose says:
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    In an insanely deep NL only leaue. Need pitching help (currently employing Rea and Finnegan). Would you deal Wil Myers or Pence for Roark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Myers

  104. Brian says:
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    In an NL Only league (OPS replaces BA), would you drop Duda for Arcia? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  105. Roger the Alien says:
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    Is parra for mccullers fair? which side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Roger the Alien: if you can get McCullers for Parra, by all means do it! I offered Piscotty for him the other day and got shot down! By a Cardinals fan, nonetheless!

      • Roger the Alien says:
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        @Wilsonian: The fact that he has peralta, brantley, and reddick all on the DL is driving the trade. Supply and demand! Looks like I’ll have to throw in a closer too though. SAGNOF

  106. JP says:
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    Grey-6×6 dynasty roto HR, RBI, Runs, SB, AVG, OBP. I am making a run and have been offered his Kinsler and Villar for my Jorge Solar, Brad Miller and Benintendi. Could use wheels and runs you like? Thank You

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  107. ScottyB says:
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    Grey – Since Yahoo doesnt like to update me on his status, what are your thoughts on hanging on to Tyson Ross. Been on the DL since his first start and isnt even throwing at this point. Guy coming back or what?

    With only 3 bench spot, I’m hanging onto Glasnow, Tyler Duffey and Ross. Would any of these three be worth dropping for Gallo

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve dropped Ross a month ago

      • ScottyB says:
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        @Grey: haha FAAACCKKKK

  108. Mr. Snrub says:
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    If a good fantasy closer “slams the door”, does a bad fantasy closer “hold the door”? Hey Jepsen! Hold the door!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  109. Booyahtastic says:
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    My offense has been clicking all year, I have a small surplus of OF but I am way behind in K and slowly losing ground in rate categories. Would like to find a way to add Kershaw, who is on a team that leads in K but only has 3ish solid OF . Do you think Braun + Lester for Kershaw is a fair offer, or am I giving up too much? 12 team standard roto. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw side

  110. the tone ranger says:
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    ello grey,
    can you rank these guys so I know which one to cut?
    souza/grichuk/carlossantana spank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Souza

  111. Pete says:
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    Chapman, Jepsen, Harris, and Nerris are my RPs . Searching for saves. Herrera, Phelps, and Oh are probably the best out there. Make any swaps?
    Also, do you play the guys in waiting for Ks and ratios with inning limits or bench to save innings for wins, QSs and saves (if they become closer)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… I play MRs for ratios and Ks

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: damn I wanted you to tell me to drop Jepsen and was prepared to do it for a piece of poop. Thanks

  112. Chris says:
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    NL Only. 4×4, no runs category. Duda out. Available are: Fowler, Carter, Aldemys Diaz, Villar, Melvin Upton. 2nd in HR & RBI, Near bottom in SB, .257 BA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  113. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Which side do you like for a 10 team H2H league in prep for playoffs (I’ve got a cozy hold on the first round bye slot right now)…

    Kluber or Votto + 1 of Hill or Pom

    I’m leaning towards Kluber if only because Hill/Pom probably won’t be around end of season, and Votto is my UTL/bench guy (sharing with Obudel, but in a 10 teamer, guys like Chris Carter, Castellanos, etc. are on waivers . . . I’d pick them up, but have no space!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, Hill

  114. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start limit)

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

    A few days ago you didn’t select Gausman as one of my starts this week but I thought he was starting @CLE but it looks he’s starting Thursday @HOU (5.0). Does this make him a start or sit these week? I’m up by 35 after Hill’s and Walker’s awesome performances last night and despite Chen’s -2 points … I also left Odorizzi on the bench today but he’s put up 17 already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HOU doesn’t sound good to me

  115. Mr. Snrub says:
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    STANTON! Our prayers are being answered! Thank you fantasy gods!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo!

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    I was THISCLOSE to benching Stanton today. Thank God he didn’t make me look like an idiot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  117. Whodat says:
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    Thoughts on dropping billy Hamilton for rajai Davis?

    • knucks says:
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      @Whodat: My thought is, “Man am I glad I pretended Billy Hamilton didn’t exist on draft day.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  118. knucks says:
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    Fernando Abad… my next shark move, that makes me look like a guppy. The twins are so bad that there are no save situations. But the SON hates my Edinson Volquez start tonight!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  119. Count de Monetball says:
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    Let the Stanton tear officially begin!
    Side note, despite declaring the beginning of the awesomeness he is about to bestow upon us earlier this morning, I accidentally benched him because of messing with the yahoo website on my phone while at a stoplight. Surfing and driving ruins fantasy baseball seasons, let that be a lesson….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh cmon man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You were the reason he hit it!

  120. JimmyJackJames says:
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    I don’t know why I keep subjecting myself to this, but as a Perkins owner, I’m trying to roster his replacement – Jepsen is awful and could be dumped or traded – I’ve had Trevor May but he’s been awful too. Abad has never closed and his peripherals have been a bit lucky. Do you still think it’s May if Perkins return keeps getting delayed or is it just better off to avoid the entire disaster?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t worry about it, they have had 3 save chances in two months

  121. Bigjerrod says:
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    Starting Wacha Tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of his matchup

      • Bigjerrod says:
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        @Grey:

        At home vs Cubs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Just an FYI, I had wondered about the weather in ST Louis, but I just checked… T-storms are suppose to be over by first pitch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw geez

  122. Derek says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 12 team yahoo standard roto league and was just offered this trade.
    Blackmon for Odubel Herrera and Francisco Rodriguez

    I’d be getting Blackmon. Is this a no brainer? Or is it close to an even trade? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon side

  123. you forgot slightly overweight to go along with partial baldness…
    Fatty Arbuckle- classic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  124. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Did you ever check out Aesop Rock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did, meh, I haven’t gotten into yet

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: ‘Molecules’ off the new album is pretty crunchy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just downloaded it, loving We Ain’t Gonna Die Today

        • knucks says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: Yea that is the best track on the album. Though I really like Lotta Years as well

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I would go with the track list I out in the buy column. He can get way out there. HIs stuff from 2000-2005 is really my window with him. His vocab is un matched. There was some study I read somewhere a few years ago that said he uses my unique words than any writer ever. Including actual well known authors

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, will try him some more, but wasn’t feeling it

    • knucks says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: 6B Panaroma has some of my fav lyrics of all time. Gotta respect that flow yo

    • knucks says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: That said I do have a good amount of buddies that are not Aesop fans, even though they are into that type of music. Had to do with his style/approach, which takes some time to digest I’ve been told. A lot more focus on thoughts/lyrics than hooks or beats. Grey are you into Slug and the rest of Rhymesayers stuff? Everything before “When Life Gives you Lemons..” is solid. Can’t vouch for anything he put out since.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Sorry meant “*Atmosphere* not slug, that could get confusing

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Atmosphere is hands down my all-time favorite hip hop artist. I’m not into rap and pretty lukewarm on hip-hop in general. But man, he just does it for me.

        • knucks says:
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          @Cram It: For sure man, so with you. Not into most rap/hip-hop. But the Lucy Ford EPs- Woman with the Tat Hands/Nothing but Sunshine stuff is a go-to for me. So damn good.

          • Cram It says:
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            @knucks: Yup, every album, almost top to bottom, is money. I hated Southsiders at first. It’s the weakest album, but even that is growing on me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, now I gotta listen to God Loves Ugly

            • knucks says:
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              @Cram It: I’ll have to check that out, that’s the newest one I think right? Love alot of the stuff he puts out on his label. Are you familiar with these guys? Not their best song, but def the catchiest.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVR17FPNv9I

              RIP Eyedea. Wayyy too young.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I just downloaded the new album, Southsiders, We Ain’t Gonna Die Today is solid

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: Yes!

                  Family Sign has some weird songs on it but hilarious lyrics. Love “Bad Bad Daddy” and “She’s Enough”. Damn, yeah, I’m going on Atmosphere binge now…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Just downloaded Family Sign, listening to Daddy and Enough now

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    She’s Enough is awesome, sorry, Aesop has nothing on this guy

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Ha. I never got into Aesop.

                      One more reco. Check out “Until the Nipples Gone” off “To All My Friends…”

                      I love the psychedelic Pink Floyd riff to it. Think it’s pretty unique….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So good, I love this guy

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey:
                      “If she needed the money
                      I would stick you up
                      If she’s getting bored
                      I’ll do some different stuff”

                      Lurve that.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Grey: Yeah I like Atmosphere a great deal but it’s tough to compare. What Slug does is very standard schemes, subject matter etc. it’s easy to listen to. Aesop isn’t, it’s complex and weird. So some people just don’t hear it. No ones more creative though, he’s done things with rhymes no ones done before or since.

                      Check these out.

                      Daylight (original) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_iujjGCoF4g

                      Nightlight, the remix literally remixes the lyrics. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1ef9J6EbE

                      Conceptually no ones fucking with Ace Rizzle…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Listening now

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I guess I like easy to listen to, because these two songs do nothing for me, but I like nightlight better

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Grey: Yeah that’s fair, some people don’t like it. Just like J-FOH hates El-P. Personally I love he and Aesop but it’s not for everyone.

                      That wasn’t a knock on Atmosphere before. I love Slug and Ant. I other words I have no quarrel with Atmosphere…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve been listening to Labor Days for the last 30 minutes, it’s not bad, growing on me, for sure, prolly too harsh to say not a fan yet, I just don’t know him that well yet

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Like I said Ralph, I’m not ahuge hip hop head. He’s got the hooks, the beats, the floe that’s catchy and he rhtmes about shit other that I can relate to. Maybe it’s simple, but it grabs me.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I haven’t stopped listening to Southsiders, I’m liking it

              • Cram It says:
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                @knucks: Yeah latest one. I missed him when he came through hear last year and I was pissed.

                I’ll check this out when I’m home…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I need a beat, I like Atmosphere a lot, loved a few of his albums… Vampires!

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @Grey: Overcast baby. Atmos is headlining Sound Set here in Minny this wknd. One of the best storytellers around

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, I would go see him… You should go!

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @Grey: definitely going – not a bad lineup: http://apps.startribune.com/blogs/user_images/chrisr_1456846950_Soundset2016.jpg

              tho not a fan of Future/whatever the hell is going on nowadays. but some pretty big headliners.

              Aesop’s also gonna be there, Murs/9th Wonder, Blueprint and… Pharoahe Monch and Marley Marl! haha

              I used to do sell merch for Doomtree at their shows if you’ve ever heard of them, too

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Holy shitbags, that’s an amazing lineup! I wanna go!

                • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                  @Grey: just grab cougs & hop in the G6 for the wknd!

                  Last year logic was here and I fkng missed it

              • The Harrow says:
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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: good lord, how many stages does that have to have THAT many performers over only one day?!

                • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                  @The Harrow: we’ll see man, they’re moving the whole thing to our state fairgrounds – which is huge. should be a good time

          • knucks says:
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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: I once watched Slug rap battle this 14 year old, while we were standing in line for his show in NYC. He seemed like such a genuine guy. Made me like his stuff that much more. My brother just moved to Egan, I’ll have to tell him about this, though I’m sure he already knows.

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @knucks: he really is man. and that’s sweet you’ve heard of E&A. went to a house party where Abilities was DJing back in highschool. I peaked back then haha

    • Scott says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Is it like Schoolhouse Rock?

      • knucks says:
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        @Scott: A little… more of a Shelly Silverstein vibe to it though if you ask me.

  125. El Guapo says:
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    Hey Grey, Do you think El Grande Dolor is a good buy low? My Cole for Abreu? 18 Team, roto, re draft… Thanks.

    • Scott says:
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      @El Guapo: Si, El Guapo.

      • Alberto says:
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        @Scott: Gracias, Jefe…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s fair

  126. OJ Simpson says:
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    For the rest of this season and the next 3 seasons who would you rather have, taillon or alex reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  127. Scott says:
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    Start Hammel today @ StL? SON is meh and so am I.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  128. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hello there, Grey

    Would you trade Piscotty for JoFer in a 10 team standard H2H league? I’m pretty stacked offensively. Cain would replace Piscotty in the lineup. My rotation is not bad, either, but relies on a lot of guys like Chris Tillman, JA Happ, and Tanner Roark to keep producing. Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Thanks Grey. When I say it out loud, the answer becomes more apparent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. Nightpandas says:
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    Like any of these guys for a 2b fill in (till the bulldozier comes to life) Need runs and Slg

    Brad Miller
    Giovotella
    Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  130. gangreen says:
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    I missed put on leonys I was outbidded and ended up with paulo orlando. Should I drop orlando for dyson, guyer, mahtook,santana ,goedel,joyce ,or mallex.

    • gangreen says:
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      @gangreen or matt adams , lee, joseramirez,or inciarte

      • Cram It says:
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        @gangreen: Who else?

      • knucks says:
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        @gangreen: Scotty Kimmel still available? Some underlying peripherals that scream “breakout” if you ask me.

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @knucks: Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  131. Westy says:
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    Would u trade gardner for j. upton and madson? What about j upton straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  132. Great White Noth says:
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    So glad I gave Lawrie one me chance yesterday. Oh wait, I’ve been in this relationship before; I’m just not strong enough to resist some adequate counting stats.

    Fuck it – Lawrie stays, leash is long. I even dropped Trea just to show Brett I mean it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  133. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I need help my team is really struggling lately. 12 teams daily roto 6×6 with ops and holds the extra categories.

    My hitters: Posey, Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Story, Kang, Harper, J Upton, Bryant, Parra, Mazara, Pearce

    My Pitchers: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Rodon, McCullers, Taillon, Colome, McGee, Dyson, Neris, Will Harris.

    I have Box and Street on the dl. Couple questions.
    1. With boxberger coming back and having colome would you be okay with moving Neris to get a better bat then Pearce?
    2. With both Box and Street returning would you rather try to move Neris or McGee? Not sure if it is better to have 3 closers/3 holds guys or 4 closers/2 holds guys
    3. Would it be good for my team to trade Neris or McGee for Smyly?

    Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. McGee, you’re not going to get anything for Neris 3. Sure

  134. jorge says:
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    Castellanos or Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  135. Another Dan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just taken on a new team I a roto keeper/dynasty 12 team league. OBP instead of AVG.

    Team has a major gap at 3b. Moustakas and Baez are the two eligible players on the roster. Best FA’s available are Drury, Wright, Duffy, White, Lamb, Escobar. Who are the best 2?

    Thanks,

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Lamb, Drury

  136. John says:
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    Built a Stable of OF some with dual position which is nice in the short bench we carry but can rank these guys, Im going to have to dump 1 soon I am guessing. Leonys Martin avail and I want to pick em up this dude keeps bring me back.

    Valencia Leonys Drury Eaton ….Ive kept Drury around as a 2b which currently being occupied by Russell as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury is drop

    • John says:
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      Think Gallo sticks around longer term? H is also available

  137. N says:
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    Got offered Taijuan Walker and Maikel Franco for my Abreu… accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco/Walker is a fair get

  138. los locos says:
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    Grey, Matt Wieters is available on waivers, do I replace Grandal with him or trade
    S Castro for Wellington or possibly Brian McCann, Brian will cost me Castro and next year 6th rd pick.

    10 team keeer league, we keep 7 players. So 6th rd is realy the 13th rd.

    C Yasmani Grandal C | LAD
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF
    U Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL
    1B Chris Carter 1B | MIL
    2B Starlin Castro 2B,SS | NYY
    3B Travis Shaw 1B,3B | BOS
    OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just play Grandal

  139. Shark says:
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    I have no quarrel with you…but Archer’s K/9 is higher because he is sucking and facing more batters per 9; his K%, however, is down vs. last year. Fyi his 1st pitch strike % is the lowest of his career, so his command is crap, and he’s pitching from behind all the time. (all courtesy Fangraphs)

  140. JP says:
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    Trade Altuve/Porcello/Beltran for Rendon/DeGrom (or Nola)/Betts?

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts = Altuve, deGrom over anyone else you have there

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. DonnieB says:
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    Oh great Lothario….if you had to drop two of: Wainwright,Corbin,Hendricks,and Karns. Which two would you want to hang on to ROS? And would you drop Lawrie to pick up Trea if you thought he was coming up next week? Thanks Grey. You are the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wain, Corbin

  142. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 H2H 6×6 with AVG and OBP.

    Carlos Santana got dropped. Drop Chris Carter for him? This would be my bench 1B.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  143. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Pom, Velasquez, or Wood ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  144. Leo says:
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    Is trading Springer and Archer too much to get Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  145. Brett says:
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    Grey

    My hitters: Posey, Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Story, Kang, Harper, J Upton, Bryant, Parra, Mazara, Pearce

    My Pitchers: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Rodon, McCullers, Taillon, Colome, McGee, Dyson, Neris, Will Harris.

    Looking to trade for either smyly or beltre

    Would you rather upgrade Pearce with beltre or drop tailon for smyly

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do both

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: only can do one which do you prefer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade for Beltre

  146. omar says:
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    If AJ Reed were to be called up today (I know he’s not), who would you want ROS, Reed or Park?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  147. Himom says:
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    Dynasty : Miggy and Matz for Scherzer and Jansen

    I need pitching help but wanna know what you prefer in and out of a vacuum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  148. Mike says:
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    2 questions:

    1- guyer or mahtook for a bench bat

    2- Kershaw or Harper for a 9 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guyer….Harper

  149. Andy says:
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    Dozier is benched again. Do you think he’ll come around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Andy says:
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        You’d move him for Aledmys Diaz then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  150. Raoul Duke says:
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    Am I better off boring myself to death with Cervelli rolling the dice on Tommy Joseph?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roll die

  151. Welp says:
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    Hello!

    Kluber or Harvey?
    Kluber or carrasco?

    Ozuna or Justin upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey…Carrasco…Upton

  152. dudeman says:
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    i know you hate catcher talk but swihart has been playing left field so this is technically left fielder talk…

    what do you think of swihart, a left fielder mind you, in an obp league where he happens to have catcher eligibility?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s an 8-HR left fielder until Holt returns

    • The Harrow says:
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      @dudeman: what do you mean “happens to have” he’s got catcher eligibility in EVERY fantasy site, as he was ONLY a catcher in MLB till recent call up.

  153. Alexei says:
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    Hi Grey,

    2 quick questions:

    A. Start wacha against the Cubs? I feel like I shouldn’t but in the opposite-world hell that is my pitching this year everything seems to contradict conventional wisdom.

    B. Should I Just stay away from my two Toronto Yankee stadium starts (Sanchez Estrada) or go for it? Again, at this point i don’t know what to think…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. Stay away

      • Alexei says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  154. rick says:
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    park dropped in my league, 13 team roto, drop choo for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you only own Koreans?

      • rick says:
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        @Grey:

        -_-

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  155. millenball says:
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    Hey man,

    In a vacuum, noah for price and yu? which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

      • millenball says:
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        @Grey: yu da man, thanks

  156. Landry says:
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    Would you start Duvall @colorado next week over Corey Seager, Khris Davis, Leonys Martin just because he is in Colorado.

    Not a weekly lineup just seeing if I want to add him to the team for next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  157. Db says:
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    NA Arcia or buxton
    Mi are Lindor, Corey Seager, villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  158. #flytheW says:
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    In a 12 team mixed league h2h weekly points would you drop one of my OF spots Pence, Polanco, odubal, kemp, Valencia ( also backing up longoria for me ) or khris davis or hold for gallo? Thank you grey !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  159. Db says:
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    Start Alex wood @cubs and vs Rockies ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. Db says:
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    Start peavy vs Brewers in sf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  161. J_Ceol says:
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    Logan Morrison is killing it recently.. But still isn’t over .200 … Would you grab him in an AL Only league with limited moves.. Currently rostering Luis Valbuena..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would grab Morrison

  162. Graham says:
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    12tm h2h categories OBP instead of AVG. QS instead of W

    Should I trade my:
    J. Upton Carrasco

    for his:
    Polanco and Wainwright

    I currently have Noah, Arrieta, Stras, Velasquez on my staff
    I currently have A Jones, JD MArtinez, MAybin, Werth, Gallo, Drury, Tomas for OF (including Upton)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  163. Marc says:
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    Is Alex wood a streamer ?

  164. JB says:
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    Odubel or Zobrist ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  165. Sam says:
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    Which side?

    Franco/Marco Estrada for Aledmys Diaz and Jimmy Nelson.

    I’m guessing you take Franco side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Franco

  166. Knucks says:
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    I was wrong about the weather tonight in St. Louis… It did in fact rain shit all over the cardinals throughout the first inning!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  167. Joeg414 says:
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    Is it too much to give up A.Garcia and Matt Andriese for Ellsbury. My other OF /UTL are :J.Upton , Mazara, M.Ozuna , Fowler , Polanco , Harper and Paul Orlando.
    I have to start 6.
    Or do you think I can get a better starter for those two ?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  168. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey, I’ve had enough. Harvey for Nola straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  169. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Watching the Mets/Nats game. Harvey’s velocity is up – hitting mid-90s at will. Strasburg has gotten a few more called strikes – Harvey’s got issues right now – but at least they look to be mechanical. I still think he is a primo buy low. This is the Nats that he is going against.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he didn’t look bad, agreed

  170. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Can you rank these dl stash’s Cobb, Wheeler, Ryu

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Wheeler

  171. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    SON likes Moore’s next start vs. NYY $14.3
    He’s been tough on the stats lately. Start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  172. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Bryce Harper…wherefore art thou?
    In the last 30…

    Fewer runs than Travis Shaw, Francisco Lindor and something called Ketel Marte – named after the 80’s music compilation empire.

    Fewer homeruns than Jonathan Schoop, Boss Man Jr. and Dae-Ho Lee – named after a Two Live Crew song entitled “Dat Ho, Leigh”, which documents the travails of a woman of the night living on the streets of Miami. Named Leigh.

    Fewer RBI than Coco Crisp, Danny (Mendoza) Espinosa, and a southern English meat dish known by the locals as Wellington Castillo. The recipe calls for braised cilantro.

    Oh, but the walks, you say. Harper is being walked! Yes. He is. But he is also being pitched to. And he is 15 for 74 when being pitched to. That’s .203, friends. He has 25 strikeouts in those 74 at bats. That’s over 33 percent, friends.
    A lesser .OPS than Ian Desmond, Yunel Escobar and Lorenzo (Big Daddy) Cain. So much for the walks.

    This all comes after a super hot start, an inexplicable night off by manager Dusty Baker, and then…THIS!

    I’m too lazy to do the math. But Dusty gave Bryce his first night off on April 24th. To that point the kid was on a historic run. Since then it has been rapidly downhill. People will say it was the Cubs series where Maddon walked him the entire four game set. Nope! It was Dusty and that benching. The Maddon series was gravy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, good stuff, man!

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: A mere shadow of a shadow to His Greytness! Have an awesome night/week, kid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  173. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Rizzo’s on pace for 111R 42HR 135RBI

    WITH…….

    A .218 BABIP

    ……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, it’ll get better!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Exactly!

  174. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Tulo leaves with injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way!

  175. JG says:
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    Grey need a ruling on a trade

    I moved in a keeper league

    My $3 Iglesias
    AND $18. Hamilton

    For $37 Stanton
    And Mesaroco who I will waive

    Is this trade veto able?

    No collusion just speed for power with Stanton hitting at .200 and Iglesias at great value this year and next I see it as OK. Yes Staunton is huge on power I offered the entire league Hamilton n worked this deal. Hamilton doing what he has done for year hit .240 with 50 to 60 bags. In a year where bags are down 30% the best steal guy is worth more than ever. Is this a trade that needs to be vetoed as unfair (albeit to the team that won the title last year)

    • JG says:
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      @JG: no only 5×5

      • JG says:
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        @JG: NL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side, not close, but I don’t veto trades

      • jg says:
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        @Grey: if we replaced igleias with $3 chatwood does that make it better since he is not on the DL and iglesias is?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, that’s worse

          • jg says:
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            @Grey: my commish thought because the team that made the trade has an issue thus far in getting enough to the innings minimum at this time getting a DL pitcher doesn’t help them now. we said hogwash and changed pitcher to chatwood. that works better to him…i don’t get it but what

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s silly

  176. Knucks says:
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    Liriano wanted nothing to do with hooking me up that QS tonight… 8 straight balls with two outs in the sixth to walk in a run. What the eff was that about!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: Quick Ned, it’s time to pull Edinson. He got me the QS that Liriano couldn’t! I defeated the Streamonator

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  177. Russell says:
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    Story/Trumbo/Franco or Lindor/Kinsler/Jimmy Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  178. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team standard 5×5 categories.. Please pick two for my util/bench batter position: Melvin upton, billy burns, leonys Martin, souza

    C: Gomes
    1b: E5
    2b: Phillips
    3b: Frazier
    Of: Harper, khris Davis, Marte
    Util: burns, Leonys Martin
    Bench: jupton, Gattis
    NA: Reed

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Burns

  179. Nightpandas says:
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    Was offered Schoop and Ozuna for Blackmon? Currently have Dozier at 2nd

    15 team keep 11 obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon side

  180. nick the dick says:
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    If you could drive 2 minutes down the street to see Large Proffessor in a tiny bar for $10, or drive an hour each way to see Mobb Deep in a bigger club for probably $40, which would you do? Leaning Extra P cuz i’m cheap and don’t like long drives when i’ll surely be drinking…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prof!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Love when the old guys come down to my little spot like Sadat. P it is!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Live at the Barbecue!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Straight outta Uncle Quilly’s backyard. Ten bucks covers Becks beer and Kool cigs all night

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like a night filled with klassy women!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: B’s ain’t S but H’s and T’s

  181. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Melky or Revere in a head to head points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  182. Chicken Dinner says:
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    It looks like Gattis is holding a toothpick at the plate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  183. Nightpandas says:
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    Ellsbury Hamels vs Pujols Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda apples/oranges

  184. KD says:
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    Springer or Marte ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  185. letsgobravos says:
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    Harvey remains a disaster. How many starts until he is a drop? 2? God I wish I didn’t have him on 2 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luckily, he’ll likely hit the DL any day now

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: On the bright side, I have Darvish on both teams I drafted Harvey. On the 10 teamer, it is a tough call to decide who to drop for Darvish. My options are Harvey, Taijuan Walker, Rich Hill, Smyly or Justin Upton.

  186. Q says:
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    Can’t believe he’s fallen this far but here we are.

    Been offered Heyward for Parra in a league w OBP & SLG instead of AVG.

    Do I take it? Parra not special except Coors. But does anyone see anything in Heyward? I feel like I gave up on Heyward too soon last year and had to watch him go off on someone else’s team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: I took it. I’d also take a prayer dodecahedron if anyone is down for it.

        Thank you

  187. Reid says:
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    I apologize if someone already asked, but is Leake worthy of a pick up over J Ross? If not, how do you feel about Ross’ start against STL?

    • Knucks says:
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      @Reid: keep J Ross. If you drop him, JB will pick him up and you’ll never get him back. Also Mike leake is garbage

      • Reid says:
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        @Knucks: LOL! Touché, thanks for the advice.

  188. Junkmastah says:
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    Acquire Frazier/Rodon for Velasquez/Keuchel/J. Ross?

    I have Lawrie as my 3B and I have some pitching depth.

    Yahoo 12 team H2H Keeper League – Standard Scoring

    C – Grandal
    1B – Piscotty
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Lawrie
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Stanton
    OF – J. Upton
    OF – Springer
    UTIL – Ozuna
    UTIL – Betts
    NA – DeShields

    SP – Kluber, Arrieta, Keuchel, Syndergaard, Stroman, Odorizzi, Smyly, J. Ross, Velasquez, Hill, Gausman
    RP – Tolleson, Rodriguez, Gregerson

  189. ThE sHiT says:
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    Madson blows it!

  190. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here’s a fun random Story tidbit: his batted ball distribution is almost perfectly even (38% pull/30% center/32% oppo) and hit medium and hard hit percentage makes up for about 85% of his hits (about 42% each).

  191. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Meant to ask this as well – Drury over Peralta ROS? Looking for a solid OF5 / potential 3B fill in if Franco is injured. Looking for AVG and R – Peralta is projected higher but Drury is mashing, seems to have a full time gig locked down, and isn’t injured…

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