Adrian Beltre was diagnosed with a dislocated left thumb.  The doctor said it could be anywhere, his glove compartment, upstairs by the hamper, in the basement by the weights we bought you in high school that you never used.  Beltre will miss two to three weeks.  So… the Rangers called up Joey Gallo!  *searching Gallo on Google, coming across Orson Welles commercial outtakes*  Damn, that Orson guy was a genius.  Orson Bean too.  You cannot go wrong with the name Orson!  Could Gallo be Orson-like?  I think he can, but, like the dentist tells you, there’s some caveats.  Here’s what I said this offseason, “I get the sneaking suspicion that Gallo is going to be The Return of the Sucky Average Lagoon Monster, who was played briefly last year 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 here of him hitting above .200?  Not if he can’t tame his strikeouts.  Right now, he’d probably hit .150 in the majors.  Jot noking, Spooner.  Luckily, for the sake of all that is holy, I don’t think he’s going to break camp with the club and will have time to fix his swing tendencies.  His power is completely for real, and I think he could hit 30 homers in the major leagues right now.  Like the bowling alley that doesn’t cater to dwarfs, no small feat there.  He’s only going to be 21 years old, so 30 homers from a guy that young is crazy.”  And that’s me quoting me!  So, did Gallo fix his swing tendencies this year in the minors?  No, not really.  His strikeout rate in the minors so far is 33.6%, which is awful for Double-A, and the Rangers have specified that Gallo is merely a two to three week call-up while Beltre gets right.  I’d grab Gallo for power in any league, but not at the expense of anyone that worthwhile.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Fernandez – Set to begin a rehab assignment.  In one short month, Jo-Fer will return and fix everything that is wrong with your team, including your hitting, and take down Wilson Fisk.

Mat Latos – Ready to start a rehab assignment this week.  Sorry, Mat, I’m a glutton for punishment and Latos free.

Steve Cishek – Optioned to Double-A to work on his mechanics.  Coincidentally, I’d option for AA shortly after my career was derailed too.

Martin Prado – 2-for-4.  Marlins announced they’re not looking to trade Prado.  When they said it, they winked, crossed their fingers and said, “But if we were, what would you give us?”

Justin Bour – 0-for-3.  Nice batty call by yours truly!  Grey Albright, he has the power to cool off even the hottest of bats.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Jose Urena:  The pitcher that gets a blurb simply because there were very few games last night.  Here’s hoping he pitches again on a full schedule!

Jason Hammel – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  This is interesting (to me at least, stop your judging!).  The Cubs have the tenth best pitching staff and the 22nd best hitting team.  Hmm, that wasn’t even that interesting to me.  I gotta stop lying to myself.  But it’s so hard because I’m so smart, handsome, witty, handsome.  As for Hammel, he hasn’t been good, he’s been great — 9.3 K/9, 0.9 BB/9, 2.74 xFIP.  That, sirs and five madams, are ace like numbers.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  There’s seriously something to this.  Just yesterday, people started asking about dropping Castro.  Last night, he homers.  Can we ask about dropping Jose Abreu?

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .235.  Since when?!  I mean, yeah, I know he’s been slumping, but he’s hitting .235?  No wonder my offenses have been struggling.  Arenado can only do so much, people!

Yasiel Puig – Ran at close to 100%.  A group of scientists sat near the field judging his forward propulsion, torque and surface area tension, and concluded he was running at 98.3%.

Alex GuerreroDodgers scored 11 runs and Guerrero didn’t start yesterday in Coors.  Holy sit!  Mattingly started Justin Turner at third (1-for-5, 2 runs), started Enrique “Anti-Defamation League Won’t Allow Me To Be Called Kike Anymore” Hernandez in left (1-for-4, 1 RBI) and wore a Juan Uribe throwback jersey.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  It’s always fun to see what players would look like shrouded in Coors purple.  Howie Kendrick looks like Joe Morgan.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .254.  I’m kinda surprised that more hasn’t been made of the year Pederson is having thus far.  He’s on pace for 35+ homers in an era when 25 homers is enough to paint a Gorman Thomas mustache on your face and yell, “I’m drunk on power, snitches!”

Adrian Gonzalez – 4-for-4, 1 run.  I’m not going to mention how few homers he has since I told you to sell him, because he’s in Coors for a few more games and that would be a jinx, and this is likely a jinx anyway.  DAH!

Andre Ethier – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .309.  On our Player Rater, who’s been more valuable, Ethier or Kemp?  Okay, Kemp, but barely.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The lone blemish was Nolan Arenado (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hitting his 13th homer.  And that is the only time you will see a negative word like blemish ever grace a sentence that Arenado is a party to.

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .209.  Coors is like the fountain of youth, Mallomars and Kendrick Lamar all rolled up into one delicious bite.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.06.  Fiers in Busch could’ve scared off the most passionate of Joan Holloway fans, but Fiers showed nerves of Valyrian steel, and rendered the Cardinals and their supporters, who don’t have transportation, the White Walkers, helpless.  Fiers has about the best peripherals in the game for a starter, so hopefully this is the game that boosts his confidence and sends Fiers on an epic run of Biblical proportions.  Do they run a lot in the Bible?

Jonathan Lucroy – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” said, “If you’re coming to me for advice, don’t you kinda already know the advice?”

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator rolled its brandy around in its snifter, then said, “Why don’t you trust me?”

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4.  With Matt Adams getting even less exercise than usual for the next three to four months, Mini Donkey has been seeing regular playing time.  He hasn’t done much with it yet, but in deeper leagues, he’s worth a flyer.  Let’s say a hot schmotato, TBD.

J.J. Hardy – Sat out yesterday with a sore side.  Geez, sounds so vague, even oblique.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Astros.  Ubaldo’s ERA is now at 3.12.  This was a cushy matchup, saw him on my waivers and didn’t pick him up.  Could be scarred from the last time I streamed him, but I just don’t have much confidence in Ubaldo.  Now if he changed his name to Kojako.

Delmon Young – 2-for-4 and on Sunday went 3-for-4 with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brett Oberholtzer – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returned from the DL.  Oberholtzer’s usually just a place I go to buy discount lederhosen, and I wouldn’t trust him moving forward even if his 3.24 ERA says he’s the schnitzel.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .196.  Has power, no average, like the entire Astros team, except for Altuve.  Speaking of Altuve (way to jam him into the convo!), he went 1-for-3, 1 RBI yesterday and is hitting…?  Guess.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait.  *scratches chin, opens window, sees animated blue bird, sings with it*  He’s hitting .297!  I had no idea Altuve’s average had come down so low.  The Astros “Swing first, ask questions later” offense might be rubbing off on him.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 1.90.  The bases were loaded in the 6th inning with no outs and Belt coming up to the plate, and I switched off the game.  I just couldn’t bear to watch, or bare if naturists are reading.  Cole ended up getting a strikeout of Belt and a double play to end the inning with no runs allowed.  Cole, you showed my faith who’s boss, and it’s not Tony Danza.

Nori Aoki – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th steal.  For those keeping track at home, after last week’s Maybin debacle, I have Aoki back in my weekly lineup.  Yay me!

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, hitting .304.  Season’s about a third of the way done.  Don’t panic!  Wait, do Panik!  Don’t panic!  Do Panik!  Don’t panic!  Do Panik!  *smoke escapes through ears*  Shutting down, Greybot.  Overheated.

Matt Moore – Will begin his rehab assignment on Wednesday.  Roger that, Moore!

Desmond Jennings – Played a few games of extended spring training, but still didn’t feel great.  Desmond Jennings:  2016 Bounce back?

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  I’d want more in a start vs. the Rays, but I’m also just consoling myself for not owning Richards anywhere.

David Freese – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Looks like Freese was kicking some major ice.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers.  If he’s healthy, will he ever not get 27-30 HRs, .260, 100 RBIs?  Not to answer, but to reflect.

Yonder Alonso – Expected back on Tuesday.  This could seriously reduce Cory Spangenberg’s playing time.  Spangenberg will have to return to being a character from an 80s teen comedy.  Stop picking on Spangenberg!

Wil Myers – Could take BP on Wednesday.  My entire offense took a siesta when Myers got hurt, so I hope he returns healthy, but, like Chief Jay Strongbow, I have serious reservations.  He’s been plagued by wrist problems for almost a year now.

Andrew Cashner – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners (0 BBs), 12 Ks.  It’s like he was going against the Astros.  Only, the thing is, and there’s lots of things with Cashner’s line.  He only allowed one two-run homer.  So, how on this planet Andrelton has only called earth for five years did Cashner give up five runs and strikeout twelve in less than five innings?  And he gave up an extra run that was unearned!  It seems mathematically impossible.  Somebody get Hawking’s Speak N Spell on the phone, I have a question.

Lucas Duda – Sat out yesterday with a stiff knee.  Duda said he woke in the morning and his knee was looking at knee and joint magazines, human anatomy textbooks and getting stiff.

Travis d’Arnaud – Could resume rehab this week, and will likely be back early next week.  If someone dropped him, I’d grab him for a DL stash, but if the return of Yan Gomes has taught us nothing else, a catcher returning, isn’t exactly Easter Sunday.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Okay, you’re great, we get it.  Now chillax!

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The layover in Coors paid off nicely!

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  I finally bit the Wilmer bullet and grabbed him in my RCL league.  I mean, he is nearly leading the Mets in homers.

Cameron Maybin – Sidelined with a slight quad-slash-groin injury.  *crosses legs*  Sorry, when I said slash-groin.  *shudders*

Jace Peterson – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and has hit in five straight games.  Jace is the place for the helpful hardware schmotatoes.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .277.  Andrelton came up and looked like a speed-only guy (26 SBs one year in the minors), then he hit with only power in 2013 (17 homers) and no average, then he hit for no power and no average last year.  Now, he’s only hitting for average.  I’ll tell you what, aliens are tough to pin down.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Yawn.  Wake me when I can say I told you he was overrated, and don’t let me Rip Van Winkle until September.

Alex Wood – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Still missing the Ks we’ve come to know from him, but it’s hard to argue with his ERA.  I mean, you could, but you’d be arguing with a number.  Weirdo!

Archie Bradley – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.80.  Too bad Kevin Towers isn’t around, he would’ve traded Bradley by now for Yunel Escobar.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Two weeks away from rehab.  I’d stashi Hisashi, but I also wouldn’t expect much.  The days of expecting things are over, I mean, Jessica Lange is now a Kardashian.

Felix Hernandez – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  You know when it’s nice and warm and then there’s one last snowstorm in the spring?  That was what happened with F-Her and the Starterpocalypse.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I haven’t seen a Zombino feed on this much brain custard since the last installment of Faces of Death.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Mariners.  To rub salt in the wounds, the Yankees should’ve asked Jesus Montero to bring their lineup card out to the umps.

Dellin Betances – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00 in 28 1/3 IP with 47 Ks.  No comment other than wow.

Doug Fister – Threw a light bullpen session.  Ah, yes, a Fister with a light touch.

Grady Sizemore – Released by Phillies.  Damn, he’s gonna miss Duracell Battery Day at the Bank.

 
  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    Grey no more secrets
    from now on mi Novio
    call me Caitlyn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Always meant to ask you, is Grimey with an e-cig in that image and was that on the show or did you make the image?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I made it.
        He is holding a Reo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So awesome! Are you a graphic designer?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            BTW, I sound like a grandparent saying that

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Grey: there weren’t e-cig’s in grimey’s episode, too long ago.

  2. Nick says:
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    Keeper league
    Batters:
    Droppables:
    Deshields, Ozuna , Span , Yasmani, Sano (sitting/waiting on bench)

    Addables:
    Souza, Gose, Colabello , Plouffe , Kang, Segura, Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Yasmani, DeShields — Souza, Gose

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        Kendrick just been released !!
        what about souza for Ozuna and Howie for 2Shields?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

  3. Moustard says:
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    Should I drop Abreu?

    (Can give it a try. Although I’m not even sure I can drop him…)

    • Fantasybaseballer says:
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      @Moustard: don’t do it!

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Moustard: is this serious?

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Moustard: I too would like to drop Abreu.

    • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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      Someone had to do, Mike H, read the Starlin Castro blurb and you will understand.

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Gray’s Sports Almanac: oh, the polanco joke from a few days back.

    • Jake says:
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      @Moustard: Bobby Abreu?

  4. spider crabs says:
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    Hilarious and insightful Grey!!! Planet Andrelton…love that!!

    Would you stream Heston tonight vs Pitt?
    Also….Pablo…biggest free agent bust??…safe to cut for Justin Turner? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @spider crabs: Thanks! I’d stream him…I’d hold Pablo

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Really awesome like a breath of fresh air in smog-filled Beijing.

    a. Weird Cashner outing. It’s what he gets for trying to match DeGrom.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘News has come through that Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez have split up. Please let both know I am available for steamy anal sex.’

    Ok that one was for today. The one below is for Thursday. Going tomorrow to a remote island location with no access to the internet. Will repeat tomorrow to make 5/5 for the week.

    ‘Last night I felt like I was on top of the world. Well that’s what it felt like when I was banging this fat chick.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, nice quote on A-Rod… Be safe on your island, that sounds terrible (not at all)

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: My wife’s idea, I love being within a WIFI zone. We’ll be together for like 5 days – the kids (14, 10) and us. It’ll be fun with lots of sun and surf (temperature’s here should hit the upper 80s). We’ll be back before sundown on Sunday so at least I can cry one more time and add any scraps left over before lineups lock on Monday for week 10.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds awesome! What island?

  6. Fantasybaseballer says:
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    Is Melky worth keeping in a 12tm roto? My OF is Upton, Marte, Revere,Choo,J.Harrisson and Souza every now and again. I need to make room for Lucroy and Rendon when and if he returns.any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

  7. too $%#&* for this says:
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    Every time i read your blog at 3am now, I take a shot of Tres Commas and cheers to Rebillionizing my fantasy team. My 30 point lead is now down to a 20 point lead. I am the fantasy version of Russ Hanneman. You are my Pied Piper.

  8. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Thinking Gallo’s going to hit better than most think. He’s THE 3-true-outcome guy, NOT Dunn. I wouldn’t be all that surprised to see a line of .220/.350/.480 from him for 2 weeks with 4-5 HR. He’ll go to AAA and be up in September for the next 12 years or so.

    In his prime he’s a .260/.420/.560 type of player. In today’s day and age of lack of power, that’s DAMN mighty fine.

    Or I’m just trying to justify why I traded for him in my keeperleague.

  9. Yariel says:
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    I was offered his EE and Felix for my Miggy and Cashner. Thoughts?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Yariel: Take it. Thats a crazy return.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Yariel: Accept before he wakes up from his coma, man! Very good trade for you. Cashner is not slop, but winning side by a bit is E5 / Felix side.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  10. Joey Bag O'Donuts says:
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    Jessica Lange is now a Kardashian, you )$&@$, I just woke up my gf laughing.

  11. The badger says:
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    Trade offer 6×6 with OBP

    3 player keeper in round you drafted them

    I’m in second and fighting for the title

    I give trout/votto/casilla
    I get arenado/kluber/chapman and either cano or Desmond.

    Context: arenado would be a round 20 keeper. I have goldy/Duda at 1B and corner.

    My MI is xander, Crawford, walker.
    Staff is cole, carrasco, McHugh, Salazar, rodon in a 140 start limit. Jose F back shortly.

    Sorry for all the info

    Thanks

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @The badger: I’d stick with Trout if you’re in 2nd.

  12. Hi Grey: What do you think about making a buy-low offer for an injured guy with upside, like offering Ross, Cashner, or maybe Salazar for Strasburg?

    Or Alvarez, Moss, Rajai, or Revere for Puig?

    Either of those deals would help me out of the dilemma of what to do with Wieters coming off the DL, ’cause I could activate Wieters and put Piug or Strasburg in the DL slot. But if I don’t do that, who do you like over the rest of the season between Wieters and Norris? I drafted Wieters based on the strategy that he’d probably DH a lot when he came back and be pretty valuable, but Norris has been a great fill in.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: I’d offer Ross or Cashner… I’d offer any of those bats for Puig

  13. Swfcdan says:
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    My god Cole is looking good. Cy Young at his age already with definately one in his future. Jo-Fer who?

    Is Nate “the not so great” Karns 10 team worthy yet? No one apart from Cram knew who is he is but he keeps getting it done, and K rate isnt bad either.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Swfcdan: jofer looked that good when he was healthy, oh how time makes us forget.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Yeah, I’d grab Karns until he turns into a pumpkin

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Swfcdan: crap was trying to become his agent.

  14. Slappy says:
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    Jofer doesn’t need to fix the whole team. Just build on Gerbil Cole and Sunny Side Up Gray. Perhaps DeGrom and Woody as well. Nice day for 3 of those 4, by the way. Can almost forgive My Dear Watson for giving up that ER while getting the HLD. And for why Gerbil, some early frustration, the name, and since then he’s almost been lights out, so I’m sticking with the talisman that is Gerbil Cole. And the other reverse jinx, when I railed on Kipnis. All world since then. It’s kinda like you railing on Kaz. I’ll keep up the Gerbil and railing on Kipnis if you continue railing on Kaz (who thankfully threw 30 in the pen with no issues).

    Now, if you want to know who might save the team, perhaps Beachy. Now well and truly lastly, re the great Kemp v. Ethier contest, I was drafting Kemp for the H2H playoffs. He can suck wind all he likes now. Which is not a knock on Ethier, as he is ably filling in for Cargo and Puig. On that note, did I ever say that I hate the positional assignments and/or rules, well, some of them anyway? Meaning, I can see why we can’t make the LF and CF a RF, as perhaps not the arm for the throw to 3B. But surely the CF can play LF (so when Puig gets back I can go LF: Pederson, CF: Jones (or versa), RF: Puig (would allow more flavor of the day for the Util spot now occupied by Pederson)(could take turns with CarGo and Choo in the Util spot to see which disappoints most)(as it stands now, either that or Headley).

  15. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Double digit hits and Ks in less than 5 innings was first last night. First as that sort of thing never happened in a MLB game before.

  16. JVanSlyke says:
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    Great write up,

    Who scares you more, the glass white walker with the spikey hair that pulled the Undertaker stare down on Snow or Ramsey Bolton?

    Should I drop Josh Harrison for Polanco in a ten team standard roto? Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanSlyke: White Walker, for sure…Bolton’s a moron that should be dead by season’s end… I’d hold Harrison

  17. I second the drop Abreu movement– I’ve got Starlin and Polanco and him and every little bit helps.

  18. Jason E. from the D says:
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    Jessica Lange is now a Kardashian!!! Haha! That was hilarious

  19. TarmanGotHim says:
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    12 Team H2H 5X5

    I need another closer

    Was offered Jansen for J Zimmerman

    Is this silly?

    My Pitching ;
    SP – Burnett
    SP – Buchholz
    SP – Syndergaard
    SP – Rodon
    SP – Liriano
    SP – Carasaco
    SP – Hughes
    SP – Ross
    SP – Miguel Gonzales
    DL – Morrow
    RP – K Rod
    RP – Reed
    RP – Ziegler

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: You think 2 closer’s are enough Grey? Only 1 legit one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For some leagues

    • Paul C. says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I think that’s a good trade for you. Carrasco, Liriano, Ross and Syndegaard are enough to hold down your starting pitching even without Zimmermann, and Jansen will chip in with Ks too. Maybe try to get a hitter thrown in too, but even without that I’d do it.

  20. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 league:

    Ender Inciarte and Happ or Jesse Chavez and Brandon Guyer

  21. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Grey,
    I’m looking for something that says, “Dad likes leather” and have been offered some interesting trades for tu novia…so in a vacuum:

    A: Cole, Wong and either Polanco, Soler or Yelich.
    B: Archer, Wong and either Polanco, Soler or Yelich.

    Would any of these make me a “leather daddy”? I know Giancarlo is the best in the equation, but….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I’d prefer Cole if that’s what you’re asking, not sure though

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: So you think Cole, Wong and Polanco is a fair return for su novia? I’ve got a fairly strong outfield and am looking to upgrade at MI and SP. I like Polanco most out of Soler, Yelich and Polanco.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Giancarlo? No, it’s not good

  22. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    So out of the two young 3rd Gallo and Franco, who would you rather have right now?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Jake Taylor: answered yesterday it was franco at least if nothing else since job security

      • Jake Taylor says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD:

        Thanks

        But I am not talking about long term or job security… I am asking right now, right today. Or for as long as Gallo is up. Who would be in your lineup?

        Thanks and sorry for my confusion!

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Jake Taylor: that’s what i meant when i said it, i knew you meant short term. Gallo’s K rate in AA doesn’t indicate he’d be better right now than franco. and when this was answered yesterday it was also about short term. Long term mike has them ranked close, but Gallo.

  23. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    McHugh, Rubby, Fiers, Ventura ROS

  24. Hack-E says:
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    Who wins each of these trades?

    A. Adam Jones and Travis for Cano and Revere
    B. Adam Jones, Travis and Carrasco for Cano, Revere and Bruce
    C. Kris Bryant and Wacha for Adam Jones

    Thanks

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Hack-E: A. Jones side by a lot B. Jones side and that is worse than the trade proposed in A C. Depends on needs and league format. At least its fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: Jones…Jones…Jones…

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    A couple of questions today, fellow fantasy baseballers (12-team, 5×5 weekly roto league):

    A) Weekly which OF sits question. CarGon, Bruce, OZUNA, Revere, Burns. Sluggers have been quite disappointing all year long. CarGon is home for six games – gotta start him just in case, right? OZUNA has been putrid lately, but has 6 games, 3 at Coors and 2 @TOR, so maybe this will be his big week. Bruce has 7 games, 5 at GAB and 2 @PHI, so he might hit a few bombs this week too. Burns only has 6 games, but he has been the only one hitting lately, so he should probably start. That leaves Revere, he has 7 games and has the best numbers to-date of them all. Leaning toward sitting Revere, but I have routinely chosen the wrong guy to sit for the past few weeks, so all input is welcome.

    B) Bolsinger has a 2-start week, but @COL and vARI. He can’t start, can he? Alternatives are Gibson @BOS – I thought he was going to get 2 starts, I’m not sure why he has been rescheduled.

    C) There is no C.

    D) Should I drop Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: A. OZUNA B. I wouldn’t own Bolsinger anymore D) Yes!

  26. TOGMAN says:
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    Drop Hughes or McHugh for Fiers? 12 H2H 6×6 QS

    • B the Esq says:
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      @TOGMAN: Hughes

  27. Boomer19 says:
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    Just got offered Desmond for my Castro and tanner Roark. Is Desmond worth it?

  28. golfnut says:
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    Trade offer question……yahoo, 12 team, H2H

    I was offered Josh Donaldson and Starling Marte for Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon.
    I’m thinking of taking it….Donaldson gives me better stats than Harper…..
    What are your thoughts?

    Nick Hundley Col – C
    José Abreu CWS – 1B
    Kolten Wong StL – 2B
    Nolan Arenado Col – 3B
    Ian Desmond Was – SS
    Carlos González Col – LF,RF
    Bryce Harper Was – LF,CF,RF
    Yasmany Tomás Ari – 3B,RF
    Álex Rodríguez NYY – 3B
    Chris Colabello Tor – 1B,LF,RF
    Alex Guerrero LAD – 3B,LF
    Collin McHugh Hou – SP
    J.A. Happ Sea – SP
    Carlos Martínez StL – SP,RP
    Carlos Carrasco Cle – SP,RP
    Joakim Soria Det – RP
    Jeurys Familia NYM – RP
    Koji Uehara Bos – RP
    A.J. Ramos Mia – RP
    Alexei Ramírez CWS – SS
    Andrelton Simmons Atl – SS
    Wil Myers SD – CF,RF
    Matt Wieters Bal – C
    Anthony Rendón Was – 2B,3B
    Danny Salazar Cle – SP
    Jake Arrieta ChC – SP

  29. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    theres something wrong with the site it started yesterday, the page randomly will kick me back up to the top, i scroll down it kicks me back up over and over again, i reload and im fine for a few min then it starts again :(

  30. bruuuuuce says:
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    “mwaaahaaa…the frenchhhh…chhhampagne…” Orson Welles was pure genius. (and his breath was 180 proof) I’m pretty sure I’ve drafted with him before. “Oh, is it my pick? Is Hwwwuan Pierrre still available?”

    Is it too early to give up on Jake McGee? I have Grilli & Tolleson in my RP slots now.

  31. dave says:
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    Chief jay Strongbow !- you must be as old as I am , amazing you can use the Interweb –

    BTW Haystacks Calhoun was the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dave: Agreed on both fronts!

  32. Matty says:
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    Two (mostly) pitching questions:
    – Would Syndergaard and Chris Davis for Pineda be a reasonable trade offer to a Mets homer with a lousy third baseman?
    -Barring a two for one trade somewhere, are either of Syndergaard, Liriano, or Carassco worth the drop for Jesse Chavez (it’s close but thinking no)?

    Thanks for everything. Here’s hoping I can deal Gallo before he starts swinging and missing tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: I’d want Davis… Not worth it, no

  33. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    i’ve said this before, only reason archie wasn’t traded last year when the towers over at ARI was still rocking all faulty is his name isn’t german enough.

  34. Strolg says:
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    Ron Darling after Harvey blew through the first nine batters the other night ‘He’s like the big kid in Little League that almost has a beard.’ Then there was an uncomfortable silence. Maybe he should have said mustache.

  35. Basement Artie says:
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    Does Al Kaline show up for Duracell battery day?

  36. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ha,i havent heard a gorman thomas reference in a long time

  37. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Stream o nator is on the fence about it but would you throw Hendricks against MIA?

  38. AMolnar says:
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    I need pitching.

    Would you trade Pence/Xander for Strasburg or is that too much?

    In my standard Roto 10 man league, we have no innings limit and a max of 27 players which can be allocated all pitching or all hitting if you want, so pitching is a premium. My other OF’s are Gomez,Marte, Pederson, Kemp, and Dickerson on the DL.

    TIA

  39. Clint says:
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    Submittal for a new Albright segment: Grey’s Best ‘Staches. A look at guys on the DL that could be returning soon to stash or not stash before your leaguemates wise up. Would look great on a Razzball t-shirt too. Ratings scales could include:

    The Handlebar (ride ’em quick outta the gate & hop off when they collapse)
    The Fu Manchu (fu’s gold, avoid at all cost)
    The Horseshoe which is apparently Hulk Hogan’s style (give ’em a week after returning but luck may fail & you’ll be dropping momentarily)
    The Pencil (thin skills mean probably not worth it)
    The Painter’s Brush which is Schmidt’s style (covers well so enjoy these prime ‘stache candidates)

    And in that mold, do you see any of the following guys as Painter’s Brush material of Latos, Corbin, Moore, and/or Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Seth Da Sports Man used to do DL stashes… Then he had serious surgery… I would stash Paxton and Moore

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: oh man that’s funny as hell that the guy who was the DL stash expert himself now had to have major surgery. i say that hoping very much that he’s alright or will be, just the irony of it is great.

  40. Big Fudge says:
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    10 teamer…670 FA budget left, 3B is machado, other players i can put at CI are miggy abreu and hosmer…do i splurge on Gallo? how much?

  41. B the Esq says:
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    Assuming non-Keeper/dynasty, no.

  42. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Rangers are above .500 and we got Gallo in the lineup for a few weeks. Rangers Fans! Attention!! Nows a fun time to awake from your coma!

  43. chucky says:
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    OK to look elsewhere ( Chirinos, Cervelli, Swihart, Navarro) for Molina? The guy looks like a newsreel for starving children from some 3rd world country. Never hits with RISP, and shows zero power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chucky: Ha! Meh, I’d hold with those options

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chucky: but for real life the weight loss both goes correctly with his neck tattoo and he’ll be less likely to get hurt, and he actually gets to 1st base similar to a baseball player. most of those thing don’t help us in fantasy, but since i don’t draft early catchers it doesn’t affect me.

  44. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team H2H (R, HR, SB, AVE, K, OPS) – Drop Gose for any of these:

    Paredes
    Souza
    Rios
    LeMahieu
    Inciarte
    Revere

  45. papasmurf says:
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    My biggest regret so far is I should have drafted DeGrom instead of Tyson Ross. Tyson’s WHIP and teeth-pulling innings are knockout hideous.

  46. Cishek optioned to double-A, not triple

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Brade: Yeah they don’t do as good of work but they always give a complimentary black ice air freshener

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Brade: Was gonna make the same comment, bro. Got lazy I guess.

      Question: The reason he went to AA as opposed to AAA?

      Answer: Miami didn’t want to offend their New Orleans Zephyrs season ticket holders!!!!!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brade: My bad, misread

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fixed

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Brade: it’s because it’s both closer to MIA team and has the same pitching coach that helped him when he came up.

  47. Da Bears says:
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    Had a trade sent to me sending King Felix to me for Harper. What do you think? Thanks.

    • chucky says:
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      GTFOH

      • Da Bears says:
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        @chucky: Hey SFB wasn’t asking YOUR opinion…

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Da Bears: Harper

      • Da Bears says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys. Was mulling over recent posts on trading Harper for a Top 15 and I needed SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Mrothb123 says:
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    Just got offered my Carlos correa, for his heyward. Redraft league. I have Hanley right now who I was going to move to OF once correa came up, should I do this deal?

  49. PED Inc. says:
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    Who does your majestic mustache believe is the better stash in a h2h points league, Corbin or Moore?
    Thanks as always!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @PED Inc.: Corbin

  50. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, drop Wada for Folty?

    Also, I’m fairly certain Cishek was optioned to Double-A and not Triple-A..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: I fixed the Cishek line, my bad… I’d hold Wada

  51. Carnac says:
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    Sorry, Gray, Shoulda let you know yesterday Bour was picked up by papasmurf in our league together. The league is papasmurf, me and 10 of my fake email addresses. Studying his moves helps my other teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: We should have a Razzball ticker scroll of Smurf’s moves

  52. Scennybear says:
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    What are some players I should look at offering Bryce Harper for now if I’m gonna try to sell high?

    Thanks

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Scott:

        Aim much higher than Adam Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scennybear: Frazier and Archer? Stanton? Donaldson and Rendon? That sorta thing

      • E says:
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        @Grey: Frazier and Harvey enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @E: It’s enough

          • Scennybear says:
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            @Grey:

            Altuve and Adam Jones? (offered Bryce and span)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Altuve/Jones

      • B Boyle says:
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        What about Archer and Rendon. I am looking to move Harper as well?

        Thanks

        BB

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: you like Stanton over Harper roy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        Anyone seeing anything like Trout for Harper? This is what I’m thinking about trying in my 5×5, 12 team, redraft league (20 player rosters).

        I would be offering Harper, and hoping to get Trout. This is a no-brainer, yes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Trout

  53. Scott says:
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    Karns or Fiers?

  54. ManuteBologna says:
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    Sorry to Felix owners, I just traded Harper to get the King so this blow up was inevitable

  55. The Great Knoche says:
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    Elias Sports Bureau said Cashner’s start was first ever that a pitcher gave up double digit hits and had double digit Ks in less than five innings.

  56. Scott says:
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    Glossary term for leading your league in Ks and being last in ERA and WHIP: Aniballed

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: oh, and leading in Ws as well.

  57. nick the dick says:
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    Stop bitin Kendrick Lamar, Grey. That’s how beef starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: Save the beef for the motherf***ing meat market

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ha! You must have a death wish

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where was my line from?

          • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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            @Grey: death wishhhh

  58. GleamTeam_Matt says:
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    Of these OF that produce similar counting stats, who do you like the most ROS? (My league counts walks, so OBP should be taken into consideration)

    Alex Gordon
    JD Martinez
    Cole Kalhoun

  59. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That Hisashi comment is perfect.

    Pick one for today (OBP league) – (1) slumping Marte v. Heston (at home in SF, where his splits are good) or (2) Springer v. BAL Wright in Houston. I’m leaning Springer…

    Thanks!

  60. monkymn says:
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    Looking for a 3B/power and SP upside upgrade. Already have Seager, Sandoval, Semien and (maybe one day??) A. Guerrero rotating at 3B, and can afford to trade some outfield depth in a 10 team league. Is this too much to offer?
    Send: Seager and Blackmon
    Receive: Frazier and Eduardo Rodriguez (cuz he’s more interesting than all of the guys on the wire right now)

    • monkymn says:
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      @monkymn:
      Note: I’m also a lovesick former Frazier owner who decided not to keep him this year, so jealousy could be a factor here…

  61. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Starting Buchholz today vs the Twins, the hot-hitting Twins, in Fenway, in a start that was pushed back from last night, with a first-pitch temperature of 48°? OK, I think I know the answer, but I just want to confirm!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d start him

  62. BlackBocks says:
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    Drop Billy Burns for Andre Ethier?

  63. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, Moose for Liriano a pretty fair trade in 5×5 roto ?

    • JohnnyBeGood says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Would u trade Moose for Carlos Martinez if u needed SP help?

  64. Chad says:
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    Is Lynn for Josh Harrison a fair deal? 10 team, h2h, I need a 3b.

  65. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Would you term Pujols climb to .265 “inexorable,” “inevitable,” or “irreversible?”

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Excellent choice, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, GTS!

  66. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I picked Lucroy up about a month ago and have been DL stashing (‘stache-ing) him. Would you drop either Granderson or OZUNA to slot him into UTIL? Or would you just drop him? Gattis is my starting catcher. (6×6, OBP)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: You don’t need 2 catchers… I guess lose Grandy and trade Lucroy

  67. Gareth says:
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    Sit or start McHugh at home versus Baltimore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Start or drop a guy if you’re not starting him at home

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: He’s a better pitcher than his numbers right now, but McHugh’s been scuffling lately. Minute Maid is a decent hitters park and the Baltimore offense is pretty good. That’s why I was on the fence.

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Stras’ injury is a left trap strain apparently. As a non-Stras owner, is this when you would offer Syndergaard to try and snag Stras, or too little/too much?

  69. The Many Faced God says:
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    Term for hard throwers who don’t K anyone – Dull Cheddar

    Man, did you see Frias last night? Yeah he was chucking some dull ched.

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yes…Kunt is atop the list

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  70. Gareth says:
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    Looking to free up roster space by cutting Ben Revere.

    His counting stats and homers are non existent. He’ll probably lose playing time to Frenchie, Odubel and Asche. Unless he’s traded to a team with a great offence he’s not offering much apart from steals.

    My outfield options right now are Trout, Pence, Span, Ethier (streamer for Corrs) and Revere.
    R. Zimmerman and Zobrist are my fill ins from other spots.

    How do you feel about Ben Revere? Would you Drop or hold?

  71. dom says:
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    snapped up Gallo on my renamed squad “Pico de Gallo”. Probably better than Syndergaarden Cop. I give myself a C+ so far for original puns.

    ummm start Plouffe (@ Buckholz) over Yelich (Hendricks) today in my OPS league? The nerds at rotographs say Boston doesn’t have good hitting conditions today. Or I could start Gallo over both!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: HA! Give Gallo a whirl

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: you think so? Samardzija is a tough guy to debut against and Plouffe has been hot. Maybe if he stays hot I can change it to “Raise the Plouffe”. Ok i’ll see myself out now

  72. Mostsuckass says:
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    In my deep keeper league, a fellow manager (who is in rebuilding mode) is trying to unload A-Rod and get younger. I’m trying to win this year, so I’d love to have A-Rod for this year. Which of these players would you offer for A-Rod? Any of them? None of them?

    Danny Espinosa
    Drew Hutchison
    Brad Miller
    Chris Owings
    Matt Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, Hutch last

  73. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Who knew 2015 was the year of “should I drop {insert quality position player}?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  74. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Shallow 10 teamer, 5×5

    My two DL spots are occupied by Dickerson and Rendon.

    Is Paxton worth holding onto until a DL spot clears up, or should I look to the wire instead:
    Folty, Mccullers, Rubby, Wada, Fiers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  75. Gareth says:
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    Vogt @ Detroit V Simon

    or

    McCann @ Seattle V Montgomery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  76. Johnny says:
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    Should I be worried about the Pujols/McHugh for Fielder trade I made? Fantasy makes me bipolar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… It does it to us all!

  77. VamosALaPetco says:
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    Razzballians! Looking to cash in on Souza before his cray-cray HR/FB rate (~35%) comes back down to earth. Of the following options, what’s the best return? Kole Calhoun or one of the following SPs: McHugh, Cashner, Garrett Richards, or Lance Lynn? Curious to know the sexiest pick in that pitcher crop, but I’m kinda blah on all of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Richards or Lynn

  78. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Was the great glossary hoedown ever resolved?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was… I had to go with two

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m sticking with dry heat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was also good

  79. The Big Yabu says:
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    RCL — Do you trust Greinke enough to start him at Coors tonight? Or bench him and save that GS for a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench

  80. Salazar Slytherin says:
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    First rule of JocJams is we dont talk about Joc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  81. greg says:
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    Hey Grey! I had an amazing pitching week and it just kept going yesterday with Jake the Snake DeGrom (The best is Met DeGrom is one of your best quips)…..last week, 58k, 3 wins, 1.72 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and I owe a lot of it to you and your encouragement to get Kluber, and getting Tolleson mitigates Familia trade a bit, but I stupidly dropped Box). Staff: Kluber/DeGrom/Archer/Chavez/CMart/Karns/Kazmir with JoeFer on DL…CL Tolleson/Grilli/McGee

    Anyway, two q’s—
    1) Picked up Kaz, someone dropped him, you bullish or bearish on ROS? Assuming health.

    2) Has Paredes finally met Mr. Regression? Would you hold a bit or take a flier on Gallo; I need power and Jimmy sure ain’t giving me any average either so….I’m decent in runs/avg, lacking a bit in power….my two big guns (Miggy and Springer) are great power sources but they tend to hit them all in bunches. Not usually the same week, either, dang it.

    Yeah, power and one more closer is all I need going forward; climbed into 2nd after starting out 12/14. Bour is gone. Plouffe is gone. Really, what’s left is Flores (might be good hedge for Desmond) and hmmm…um…well, Chris Carter. I keep thinking of grabbing him but then I get nausea from his average which is ugly even for him….and if Gallo rakes, do they find a spot for him when Beltre returns?

    Long overly wordy, but you know how that goes…heh

    Thanks!

    G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1) Bearish 2) I’d hold for now

      • greg says:
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        @Grey:

        So if both Bucholz, Kaz, Wada, and Jaime were all available you’d take….?

        I just realized: 2nd half of 2014 Kaz was abysmal…. tx.

        Greg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wada

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: Done. ;)

  82. ScottyB says:
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    Grey – Finally dropped that bum Kemp. Caityln Kemp from now on.

    Guy has rode off into the San Diego sunset in his bikini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  83. Boomer19 says:
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    Cano or Morales at utility for ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  84. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    im starting

    carasco at KC
    Thor at SD
    Shark at TEX
    Lynn at home vs MIL

    worried about any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  85. Will says:
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    should I drop Billy Burns, Tomas, Carlos Correa, or Napoli for Gallo? I’m thinking those are too valuable or potentially too valuable to drop for him. Thoughts? Also, any thoughts on what to bid for him if you think I should go after him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  86. PK says:
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    Orson Welles. First thought into my head was Mrs. Pell’s fish sticks: “they’re even better when you’re dead!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  87. Hack-E says:
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    Great read today!

    1. ROS Burns or Revere?
    2. Is Dolittle a drop in a redraft?
    3. Which closer do you prefer – Axford or Grilli?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Burns…2. Yes 3. Grilli

  88. Mustard says:
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    Guy is offering kershaw in a points league. Can I trade the artist formerly known as dread pirate ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can

  89. I’m finding it impossible to rid my team of Neil Walker.

    ROS – Valbuena or Walker?

    Also: ROS – Wilmer Flores or Alexi Ramirez?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena… Wilmer

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM:

      Kick him off your team and then sing, “This boot was made for Walker.”

      • @GhostTownSteve: Haha. He’s not tradable but every claim to replace him has been unsuccessful. Will try again tonight with a Valbuena claim. And thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. andrew says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Looking at offering Valbuena ($1) & Rusney ($4) for Syndergaard ($1) in my 6X6 roto. I have Puig and Jake Lamb coming off the DL and would need to drop one of them. Syndergaard for real? am I giving up enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d want Rusney

      • andrew says:
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        I do hate to drop him this early. I have Vogt and Grandal…the guy needs a 1B. I may offer it with Grandal instead of Rusney and see if he bits first.
        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Start A.J. Burnett @ SF vs. Heston today? SON says -8.4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s very risky, I’d start in deeper than 12 team

  92. Hack-E says:
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    Last one…

    Is it too early to stash Buxton in a redraft? Will he get called up and have value?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early

  93. Jim Diffley says:
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    Can’t wait for Fernandez to resurrect one of my teams…..but Murdock et al took care of Wilson Fisk in that great Daredevil season finale!!! Now Fernandez will do the same to his opponents!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No spoilers!

  94. joe shmoe says:
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    Is it time to drop Joseph Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yes!

  95. Don Mattingly says:
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    I own Juan Nicasio in a holds league because of his SP eligibility. Should he be benched for his start in Coors today? Or just hope he goes 4-5 without getting beat up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

  96. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    evan longoria or jason hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  97. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Howdy,

    I’ve been trying to deal Joey Bats and Wacha for Dred Pirate. The owner countered by offering me Donaldson for Archer. I have Miggy at third (Goldy at first and Gallo in the wings). Have Cole, Wacha, Chavez, Harvey and Syndegard.

    Thoughts? I kinda want McCutchen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Donaldson, not really sure why you need him though

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I love watching Donaldson but since my OF is Bats, Ellsbury and Myers, I need help there. I was thinking of doing Archer for Donaldson if I could the flip Donaldson for Adam Jones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Jon says:
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    Which side in an NL only league? Tulo + Neil Walker for Lester + LeMahieuh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  99. bububut Lucroy... says:
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    Frias or Ed Rod in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  100. Jon says:
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    Would you want Porcello over Happ, Chase Anderson, Shoemaker, or Rubby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  101. Grey – another great read.

    Please rank these OF’s for ROS.

    Soler, Kemp, Souza, Yelich, A. Gordon, Fowler.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kemp, Souza, Yelich

  102. JP says:
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    HxH League:

    Deal Encarnacion/Bauer for Kipnis/Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  103. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Which 3 do I start today:

    Tiexera @ Montgomery
    Soler @ Hand
    Ortiz v Pelfry
    Souza @Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Soler

  104. SteveO says:
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    How good is Guerrero? Better than Howard moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if he’s not playing

  105. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like for the best chance at a hold today?

    Yimi, Boone Logan, Rosscup, McAllister, Maness, Sipp, or Barnes?

    LAD and COL play two, could Yimi get a crack at 2?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yimi

  106. slimbo says:
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    What’s up man

    Do you think ziegler is worth holding onto? It’s a 8 team keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Dallas Keuchel for Adam Jones? 5×5 scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey!
    “IF” Maybin were to go to the DL, would it be time to grab Peraza in my H2H NL-Only league, or do you see the Braves trying first with Cunningham and EY? Or, should I just add him now in preparation of being called up in the next 2 weeks? I can lose Williams Perez for him. I was hoping to have Perez for Thursday’s start against PIT as I am low this week in starts.

    I will need to be quick on snagging him, especially because he’s a $1 keeper.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cunningham, but I’d add Peraza just in case in NL-Only

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’ll monitor Maybin and drop Perez in a few.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. ANTHONY says:
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    In fairness to the King last night, The grounds crew did him in with their ‘no call’ to close the roof until it started to rain in the 3rd. The mound was no good after that for him. He was on autopilot until that happened.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

      • ANTHONY says:
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        @Grey: Never quite seen an organization run like the M’s. You can count on the wrong move every time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • ANTHONY says:
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            @Grey: Al only, 11 Team, 5×5: Trade Garcia for Soria or Allen?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, Soria

              • ANTHONY says:
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                @Grey: Thank you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  110. Flag says:
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    I love Gallo’s humor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Flag:

      Nice

  111. Malicious Phenom says:
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    If I owned Jose Abreu would this be a good day to cut him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  112. Chicken Dinner says:
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    What did you decide on for the glossary term from yesterday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Speedy Gone-K-Less and velocitease

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Nice! Was trying to work the Speedy Gonzalez. Now it seems so obvious.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I liked Gas-hole, myself.

      • @Grey: Fine w/ me…seems like Velocitease is more general for a pitcher with a good fastball that isn’t a great pitcher whereas Speedy Gone-K-Less is specifically a flamethrower who is eh on K’s.

  113. scott steelers says:
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    Guerrero starting game 1. Although I thought they called Heisey up just to avoid playing him. Would be nice if he played both games but Mattingly is such a cork soaker so I doubt it. Anywho, start guerrero over reddick ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  114. Regarding Flores nearly leading the Nets in HRs….to be fair, you and I are also nearly leading the Mets in HRs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  115. KevBo says:
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    10 team H2H 6×6 keeper league, would you drop Guerrero, Gose or Garcia to add Segura?

    c- grandal
    1b – abreu
    2b – wong
    3b – arenado
    ss – hanley (ss/lf)
    if – guerrero (3b/lf)
    lf – gose
    cf – trout
    rf- stanton
    of – polanco
    util – pence
    bn – garcia

    I wish Mattingly didn’t hate Guerrero as much as Mr. Burns hated his sideburns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

      • KevBo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  116. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Is Pollock really just hot garbage? I can use him to close a deal where I’m trying to move Harper.

    Harper&Pollock for Greinke for example.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Harper there

  117. Swfcdan says:
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    Folty, Karns, Sky Walker.

    Who’s the add for shallower leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: OK, not buying Folty at all then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t say that

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Swfcdan: you said shallower leagues that made him give you the biggest upside guy.

  118. dk says:
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    So that Game of Thrones episode was cool and all, but you’re telling me those things can fling themselves off a cliff and be okay, but they can’t follow them in knee-deep water? Who wrote this, M. Night Shyamalan?

    Kang or Owings ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Good point! Kang

  119. Johnny F. says:
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    Hola, Senior Grey!

    10-team Roto. Standard scoring.

    Calhoun was just dropped

    My outfield is Bautista, Gomez, Pollock and Heyward.

    I’m #2 in the waiver order. Is Kole worth the claim?

    Much appreciated!

  120. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Theres a bird whispering in my ear that is saying ….Syndergaard for Puig is a possiblity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: In real baseball?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im sure its BS but does make sense on some levels…You know Donnie cant stand Puig

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally, that would be solid for both sides, though not much different for fantasy

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Agreed…makes sense but does nothing for fantasy

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: they had that garbage on bleacher report whose speculations are as reliable as Chris Carter hitting .300. Mattingly is managing on borrowed time and don’t see the point of the deal from either side.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think the trade makes sense

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Matz is the guy they move, not Noah. I dont see why the Dodgers would move Puig yet

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those Mets starters are tomato/tomahto in their eyes

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I think with Wheeler down they would rather move unproven matz or WTF Montero

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Synder’s not proven after 3 starts

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: fair enough, but more then matz, you know they love moving the unknown. Either way i would like to know this source, I read the idiots on bleacher report say it and they are the worst at what they do. I think you have to fail a test to work for them.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The only source I know of this rumor is One F…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      and I know he likes bleacher report because he mentioned liking them before. He gets his news from the onion of fantasy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was talking on the source”s reliability, I was just saying it made sense for both teams

  121. J-FOH says:
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    I saw above you decided on two terms? Is this the Rudy compromise? Oh and what were they

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went with my two favorites, I went above Rudy this time

      • mollyleekba says:
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        @Grey: Kunt made me laugh; but velocitease seems perfect.

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @mollyleekba: That a girl…see its not offensive

        • Simply Fred

          Fred Barker says:
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          @mollyleekba: Thank you for validating it is OK to find Kunt laughable. THE PERFECT tag, in my opinion.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: which were?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Speedy Gone-K-Less, Velocitease

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: He’s such a Konmeh!

  122. Gareth says:
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    Revere or Ethier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier

  123. Scott says:
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    hmmph! The Toronto-Washington game has started and no lineup. How is that possible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah noticed that too… Must be asleep at Baseball Press

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Maybe they’re using the lineup from last night and BP didn’t feel the need to reprint it.

  124. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Limited transactions, H2H, 10 team, 8×8

    Drop Ross for Hammel ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I am in first in that league and Ross is my worst pitcher. I like his K potential but he simply cant fix his control problems, he either walks too many people or he limits the walks and gives up too many hits instead which makes him a liability in WHIP department in both cases. When do you think is the right time to make this move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, grab Hammel

  125. Jose says:
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    No restrictions H2H keeper league no limit to how many I can keep. I’m drowning in offensive Ks (491). Is giving up Salazar for Hosmer worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose:

      I don’t need a 1B (Au Shizz), but it’s the only interest I’ve received.

  126. dem ribbies says:
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    Yelich was dropped in my keeper and I snagged him for $3. Will future-me be happy about this pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  127. Baren says:
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    OH NO! A catcher question! Sorry, I’m gonna be that guy. I got Gomes currently and I was stashing Wieters cuz there was no one better to stash.

    With Wieters coming off the DL, who would you rather have ROS? I won’t roster 2 Catchers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Wieters over Gomes?

  128. Great Bambino says:
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    I made the worst trade of my fantasy career.. I traded Nolan Arenado for Matt Carpenter a week and a half ago while Arenado was slumping and before he exploded for 6 HR in 8 games..

    Please make this nightmare stop….

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Great Bambino: ouch. sorry bro. that’s gonna hurt for a while.

      • Scott says:
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        @dem ribbies: Have a friend step on your toes. It will distract you.

    • jal179 says:
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      @Great Bambino:

      I did my Pooholes for Carrasco then the Fatty went full dong mode. Happens. Carpenter will be fine. Resist watching NAs boxscore for a week… it will help lol

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @jal179: Thanks guys. I also have Carlos Santana. Who do you like more Santana or Carpenter?

  129. Gareth says:
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    I’ve been itching to drop Addison Russell for weeks.

    If only to say to myself “Well, that was Addison by subtraction.”

  130. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    These are my starters on one team …

    Cole Hamels
    Garrett Richards
    Gio Gonzalez
    James Shields
    Lance Lynn
    Max Scherzer
    Sonny Gray
    Stephen Strasburg
    Zack Greinke

    This is the current wire:

    Julio Teheran
    Anibal Sanchez
    Tyson Ross

    Should I consider any changes?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • MIke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

  131. Ray says:
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    My Adam Jones for Ozuna and R Zimmerman ?

    standard 5×5 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  132. Gareth says:
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    Double header delight!

    This is a trap I always fall into with the guys I add usually going 0 for 9, 1 for 8 or not playing one of the games.

    Yet I can’t resist adding players for the double dip I normally wouldn’t look at twice……counting stats y’all!

    I’ve actually decided to change it up tomorrow. Instead of stacking hitters I’m stacking a couple of middle relievers for vulture saves tomorrow (Boyer and Tazawa).

    Anyone else doing any Double header stacking today and tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa for me today

  133. Crock says:
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    I know Apple to oranges but drew storen for Carlos Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos

  134. Roger Podacter says:
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    Thanks for getting the “Who’s the Boss” theme stuck in my head. Again. For the third time this week.

    No, seriously, thank you. That intro is my jam.

    *head first slide into home plate*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  135. Gareth says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman is having a terrible year. Is this what he is now?

    I thought the move to first and an extended bill of health would improve his numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st base is going to matter for hitting other than helping with his health

  136. Cheese says:
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    Jacoby Ellsbury and Kyle Seager for Matt Carpenter and Tyson Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells side, it’s close

  137. Al Gore Demands Soler Power says:
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    Who wins the trade?

    napoli, dickerson, odorizzi for jose fernandez and duda?
    Already have EE and Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  138. Scott says:
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    When deGrom pitches, his hair doesn’t look real. Like it’s part of his hat or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  139. Nation says:
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    More Gallo talk!

    Was offered Moustakas for Gallo in one league, thinking about taking that (12 team mixed 5×5)?

    If the hype is there, would you look to trade Gallo for a struggling closer?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nation: Id hold..let the Hype get you something better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either… Depends on needs

  140. Jake says:
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    Which side you want:

    1. EE or Adam Jones/ K-Rod
    2. EE or Adam Jones/K-RoD
    3. EE or Fielder?

    Thanks team

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake: 2. was supposed to be

      2. Fielder or Adam Jones/K_Rod

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Jake: Jones..Jones..EE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin in each

  141. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Kunta No K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. European Eagle says:
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    You did it again – Fatty Arbuckle – nice mentioning.

    VMart-any thoughts? I know, I know, I shouldn’t have drafted him. My bad.
    My DL bench is full, seriously thinking about dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him in shallower leagues

  143. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    The site is buggin again…keeps sending me to the top

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, okay

  144. jal179 says:
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    Pujols raises his ranking from 250s to mid 70s in 5 days…. I’ve made many a facepalm trade in my day but hot damn my timing was hot garbage.

    Let’s pray for Carrasco to kick some ass tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  145. MB says:
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    I need to trade an SP for ortiz. I am in last so one could be my last keeper. We keep 5 year to year, 10 hitters/1350 inn limit, 7×7 obp slg hold QS

    4 current keeps: J Up, Dickerson, Rendon, Harvey

    My other choices are: Noah, Carrasco, Yelich, Soler, Buxton, Sano

    Would you trade noah or carrasco for ortiz or just wait to see if one of them becomes an ace since I am out of it?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  146. los locos says:
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    Grey, give me 6 to own for ROS? 10 team.

    hosmer,
    plouffe
    lemeiuhu
    , gallo,
    Alex Gordon,
    Choo,
    Ethier,
    J Peterson
    , Rollins,
    A Garcia,
    Naploi,
    Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Gordon, Choo, Avisail, Rollins, Napoli

  147. Braves in 2017 says:
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    Which side?

    Rusney/Gallo/Rodon or Salazar/Burnett/Iwakuma

    Rusney/Gallo or Salazar/Burnett

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar in both

  148. henncoop says:
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    Coming back from vacation & time to re-evaluate my teams
    10 team H2H League where we get 7 keepers each year
    3 OF slots & 1 Utility (No CI or MI – so it is a shallow league even for a 10 teamer)
    Currently using Soler, Moss, Marte, Cain, & Polanco with Myers on the DL If I dropped Myers I would have room for Strasburg since the league is
    OF’s available Bruce, Ozuna, Revere, Castillo, Fowler, Aoki, & Souza
    Suggestions on who to add if any? who to drop?
    Thanks Mr Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Myers for Souza

  149. henncoop says:
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    Sorry ..3 players currently injured with 2 DL slots
    Strasburg, dArnaud (current C is Ramos), & Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, lose Travis d’Arnaud then instead of Myers

  150. Beastman says:
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    Looking to trade Samardjiza for a power 1B in a 16 team H2H with OBP.

    Go for Duda, Chris Davis, or Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Trumbo, Duda, that order

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: thanks much, will give it a go

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  151. dem ribbies says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman just hit the wire.

    Has OF/3b/1b eligibility. Would you rather roll him as your OF4 over Soler or Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over neither

  152. Fat Matt says:
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    OBP instead of AVG, SLG instead of HR, Keep forever league. I was offered Altuve for Jones and Tulo. What do us think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  153. Great Bambino says:
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    14 H2H redraft. Who do you like more ROS at 3B? Matt Carpenter or Carlos Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: How close is it? I need to make up for my lost production in trading Arenado for Carpenter. (this will be a tough one to forget…..)

        I’m in 2nd out of 14. I traded Arenado to the 3rd place team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Close enough

  154. Baren says:
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    Was just offered Abreu and Desmond for my Tulo, Gallo, and Teheran. It’s a keeper league, but I already have Bryant @ 3rd.

    I make this trade, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  155. Shawn says:
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    Grey,
    No question, just saying thanks for another good write up
    Give your brain a 5 second break till the next one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  156. henncoop says:
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    Another shallow H2H 10 teamer with 7 keeps each yr
    Same situation as with 3 OF slots & 1 Utility slot
    I have Bryant & Arenado sharing 3B & Pujols & Hosmer sharing 1B with the best of the rest in the Utility spot with daily lineups
    Currently OFs are Springer, Souza, Cargo, & Polanco
    Inexplicably Kemp, B Moss, Ozuna,L Martin, Choo, Bryd, Gordon, & Yelich are all available. Seems I would drop Polanco for either Kemp or Moss for sure. Any of the rest better then Hosmer?
    What are my moves here?
    Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco down for Kemp and hold

  157. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In anticipation of Lindor getting the call this month:

    Lindor or Alexei Ramirez in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  158. Mark says:
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    Would you trade Teheran in dynasty for Lynn, T Ross, Gio, Quintana or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Lynn, Gio, Cash

  159. Melvin Fister says:
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    Grey, thanks as always.

    5×5 with OBP, would you deal Longoria for Archer?

    I have a surplus at 3B/CI/UTIL: Arenado, Longoria, Freese, Votto, Hosmer, Moreland. Solidly ahead in most batting categories but can use the help on pitching, where Arrieta is my ace and I’m relying on guys like Chase Anderson, Jimmy Nelson, and Aaron Harang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  160. henncoop says:
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    Last 2 questions of the day ( I hope) …Thanks for your time
    Not sure how do manage without alcohol or drugs ( or not too much) & yet your brain does not explode ..it is a mystery

    1.Best upgrade for Rodney? Melancon, Papelbon, Clippard, Cecil, Ramos, or Tolleson??
    2. Drop Hughes or Odorizzi for any of Fiers, Walker, Shoemacher, Hahn, Haren, Chavez, Morton, C Anderson, Heston, Garcia, Wada, Elias,E Rodriquez, or K Hendricks ?
    Thanks much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Papelbon 2. Both… Fiers, Chavez

  161. Alex says:
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    Any opinions on Eovaldi?

    Getting sort of bored and frustrated and it’s a shallow league…pitchers like Harangatang, Haren available etc.

    Is it time to drop him or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  162. Mello Yello says:
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    Blasting Jock Box by Skinny Boys right now…Joc Pederson reminds me why I’m the effing man at this shizz baby!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: The dwarf joke at the bowling alley literally had me going for like three consecutive minutes…that was freggin great!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  163. Grey, would you drop Niel Walker in a panic?

    Sorry, I mean, would you drop him for Panik?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe…Sure

  164. Goat tits says:
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    Trade ozuna/Rodon for cargo/Hendricks in h2h points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. I-Money says:
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    Afternoon G,

    12 team 6v6 K/9 and OPS, would you trade Brantley and Gregerson for Braun?

    I also have Storen, Ramos and Tolleson and am slightly worried about Brantleys back/lack of power recently…

    Thanks for the input my friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon! I don’t love Braun, would hold

      • I-Money says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough. Any concerns about Brantley ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No more than Braun

  166. Reid says:
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    Where is the power for Ozuna??? With Soler, Harrison, Avisail, and Myers on the DL…would you drop Ozuna for Souza or one of these gentleman for him? 11 team keeper (keep 4 players total pitching and hitting year-to-year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Souza

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Reid: dump Harrison

  167. Mello Yello says:
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    I think what we’re missing is that Joey Gallo is a living roundabout reference to My Cousin Vinny…you said Callo? No, it’s Jerry Gallo! (or vice versa, kinda forgot the order on the last names)…anyway…buy, buy, BUY!!! #LaunchPad #AlwaysBuyCountryStrength #JackClark #RobDeer #Giancarlo #ThatBryantGuyWhoeverHeIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  168. ashtray says:
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    Chris Heisey and his .111 is batting 2nd today for the Dodgers. Mattingly appears to be getting tired of seeming only borderline retarded.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ashtray: Can’t wait for the Alex Guerrero for nothing trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  169. Knucks says:
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    Earlier you mentioned

    Giancarlo over Harper ROY

    Looking to move Harper/Ziegler for Stanton/Cecil but you would do a straight up Stanton for Harper deal if it comes to that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  170. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side (OBP league, no AVG)

    J. Upton and J. Soler
    or
    Y. Puig and G. Perkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  171. It says:
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    Pick two for today
    Leonys vs shark
    Ozuna vs kendricks
    Yelich vs kendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, Leonys

  172. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    E5 must be hurt or something, yet they’re lying about it. first, he misses yesterday, claimed it was just off day, which is believable, esp since in the entire last week he hit 1 hit (a single), whereas just before that he hit like 8-10 homers in earlier parts of May. Now, he gets both games off of a doubleheader. He’s played first almost the entire year, so now that Bautista has actually gone to OF why would this cause him to miss any time?

    • It says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: because Sherzer is pitching and it was a planned day rest maybe try and play small ball against him

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @It: he did walk in one at bat. i know guys with platoon problems get benched for stuff like that, but we’re talking about a top 20 hitter here. He hasn’t been benched all year against other pitchers. Whole team got day off yesterday so it’s not about just getting a day off.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Mantis Toboggan MD: see leg discomfort. they finally admit it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, it doesn’t add up

  173. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Alphabet soup may soon be asking GeoSoto, “What did you bring me, my brother, to keep me from the Gallo’s Pole?”

    Geo couldn’t get no silver slugger. He couldn’t get no golden glove. He couldn’t get a damned thing to keep Alpha from the Gallo’s pole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  174. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    karns @ LAA or
    folty @ ARI tomorrow only? SON hates Karns apparently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are without risk…Folty

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah, this is a league that i stream exactly one guy per day since
        1. it’s a H2H
        2. has 8 moves per week
        3. has decently high min innings per week
        only time i don’t stream is if i had to use adds elsewhere or there is no decent start.

  175. hankp101 says:
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    Grey – 2 big offers on the table for my Hanley in a deep 5×5. Right now my team is pretty well balanced, light on SBs, but solid everywhere else. The best FA options at SS are like Flores and B.Miller, but I do also have Zobrist on my roster at SS. Would you take either of the Max for Hanley straight up or Freeman/Alexei for Hanley/K.Hendricks? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  176. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Worth it to stream one of these two guys tomorrow? Every point counts this week so who should I start tomorrow?

    McCullers vs. BAL (8.3)
    T. Walker vs. NYY (7.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  177. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Fiers or Foltynewicz ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  178. Razzball Fan says:
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    Fielder for Zimmerman and Pederson?

    Thanks to Razzball I have Rizzo 1B, Kipnis 2B, Arenado 3B, Harper/Upton OF. Fielder is my Util.

    Also Made the Strasburg mistake! ha

    • Razzball Fan says:
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      btw-Traded Goldy for Strasburg and Fielder earlier in the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice (and ouch)… Joc side

  179. BK says:
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    Russel vs hand or boagerts vs pelfrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  180. Razzball Fan says:
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    Meant Jordan Zimmermann…still like the Joc side? Kinda nice having Fielder anchor my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then hold

  181. Uehii says:
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    Streaming any of these guys with confidence?
    Walker vs yankees
    Nelson @cards
    Miguel Gonzalez @houston
    Folty @arizona
    Haren vs cubs
    Santiago vs rays
    Gee @sd
    Vargas vs cleveland
    Chen @houston
    Elias vs Tampa
    Hellickson vs mets
    Desclefani @philly
    Greene vs oakland
    Frias vs stl
    Harang vs cincy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON

  182. Greyismyhero says:
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    Hey…I was just sitting here rolling up a Fatty and thought to myself….Self, I’m not liking the way Abreu is playing, I think last year was a fluke……Should I drop this guy or is it just me.?

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Smoke it!

  183. Long Bawls says:
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    Nobody’s more excited than Miggie–except maybe for Australian Grant Balfour–about the callup of Joey. There you go: Gallo’s humor!

    Which side do you like better:

    Harper/Soria vs Carlos Gomez/Pineda

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Harper but it’s fair, could go either way

  184. John says:
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    I was offered Abreu for Rendon in an OBP keeper league. Is this fair value for the long term? (I’m in dead last and have no chance of winning this year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

  185. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey, would you do the following deal?

    Harper + Billy Hamilton for Goldy + Folwer

    Roto league, 11 teams. I am already at a 10 in steals, but it is not a wide gap.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  186. Alex says:
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    Lind > R Zim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  187. JoeG414 says:
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    Thinking : pass on Gallo, wait two weeks for Hector Olivera !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not going to play every day

  188. Post says:
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    Great read Grey…DL question for you. Been holding Iwakuma in my DL slot – but there’s a few options out there for SP that are DL eligible which include: Doug Fister, Matt Cain, Mat Latos, and Matt Moore. Keep holding Iwakuma or should I make a move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold

      • Post says:
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        Great read Grey…DL question for you. Been holding Iwakuma in my DL slot – but there’s a few options out there for SP that are DL eligible which include: Doug Fister, Matt Cain, Mat Latos, and Matt Moore. Keep holding Iwakuma or should I make a move? @Grey: Thanks man! That was my thought as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  189. Cheese says:
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    Harper for mccutchen and Pineda? Ops, k/9, k/bb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is I’d take Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wake!

  190. Wilson says:
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    Correa or Lindor for stashing in OBP league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  191. King Andrus says:
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    Great column Grey!

    ESPN H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS)

    An owner in my league really wants Altuve and I’m sure he’ll overpay. Would King Felix or Kluber for Altuve be worth it based on my current team?

    Harvey, Carrasco, McHugh, Odorizzi, Salazar, Syndergaard, Uehara, Familia, Ramos, and Folty(streamer spot)

    Vogt, Abreu, Altuve, Reyes, Alvarez, Wong, Fielder, Jones, JD, Pollock, Yelich, Souza, Castillo, Tomas. Myers and Dickerson are on my bench

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take either SP… F-Her first, but they’re really a coin flip

      • King Andrus says:
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        @Grey: another quick question.. Bogarts, LaRoche, Melky, Leonys, Wieters, and D’Arnaud are all available..do u like any of those guys going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure in some leagues

  192. Hawks Fan says:
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    If I were to tell you that I sold Nelson Cruz for Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano, and Michael Brantley, would you be proud of me and what would you have to say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, though I don’t like Cano or Reyes, and Brantley doesn’t look close to last year

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: you were so dead on brantley last year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Indeed

  193. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    good old shark and his self sabotage, god i hate this motherfucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  194. nick the dick says:
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    Samardzija is from a planet called Punk. He was fed pussy, protein and pearl tongue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  195. Gareth says:
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    McHugh. Ugh.

    My concern with him against baltimore it seems was valid.

    I started him and swore I’d drop him if he had another bad outing.

    He’s safe to drop right? You don’t see a bounce back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s safe to lose

  196. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    gallo tees up shark standing ovation for a rookie with 2 ab 4 rbi…cool lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  197. Happy Vegans says:
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    Heard about the Cougs & kale on the podcast yesterday. Hope all is well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, she’s fine… Was just astonished to find out her being healthy wasn’t doing her thyroid any good

  198. Gareth says:
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    Got sherzer going tonight too.

    Thanks Kevin Pillar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  199. Jabroni says:
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    I have Desmond and I don’t want to trade him as I think he’ll turn it back up but it’s frustrating. Do you think I should drop Aoki for another SS like Segura, Flores, Espinosa, Escobar, Hechavarria or Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  200. Great White North says:
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    I wonder how many concussions Samardzija had in college. CTE?

    If (when) Gallo hits a homer off of Julio, there has to be an Ernest joke in there somewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Somewhere!

  201. Great White North says:
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    Brewers pitching is getting Cravy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Imagine that

  202. Cheese says:
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    Arenado for tulo and Bauer? Standard plus OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  203. Well, congratulations, Razzball. I guess I’m going to HAVE to subscribe to the streamonator so I know when it’s safe to start Shartmardzija. I hate him so much right now. I’m starting to think I might have to go with 4 starters, two or three middle relievers, and my three closers.

    Related note, what do you think of Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust Moore

      • @Grey: I don’t trust ANYBODY! Except Kluber. $20 coming Razzball’s way and a daiquiri for you, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  204. Fungazi says:
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    So starting this Gallo guy tonight worked out ok.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Fungazi: almost wish i grabbed him in at least one of the leagues i could’ve, but really only if they move him off of 3B in 2-3 weeks.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, i just grabbed him for the hell of it. I wasn’t going to start him until like 10 min before, I figured why not?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Fungazi: dude was gone in 3 hours of call up in all my redrafts. I had him and dropped him in one based on advice here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  205. Knucks says:
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    Harper/burns/Ziegler

    For

    Stanton/Cecil/crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  206. tank1 says:
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    Trade Holland for either Zimmermann or Salazer? Alternatively I could offer Miller or Storen. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  207. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey, 15 team keeper league,

    Pitching at a premium, would you trade Jones and Gallo for Harvey?
    8×8 – strong hitting, weak ERA/WHIP/W/L/QS
    (only 3 OF, 1 Util, 1 CI, 1 MI)

    C: Gattis
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Tulo
    LF: Revere
    CF: Jones
    Rf: Blackmon
    Util: Arenado
    BN: Longo, Gallo

    SP: Cueto/Liriano/Ross/Ventura/Aniballs/Rodon/Chavez
    RP: Jansen/C Smith/McGee

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: it’s a keep 11 and I could get Fowler back too for CF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  208. Kluber Troopers says:
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    When Beltre went down I grabbed Plouffe to fill in. Stick with him or swap for: Franco, Jace, Lawrie, Kang, Turner, Middlebrooks, Freese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  209. Alex says:
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    Apparently you can’t stack coors at night anymore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: 7 runs not enough apparently.

  210. AJ says:
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    Que pasa Grey, what side you got? Kershaw/Buster or Tulo/Harper, Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  211. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    stanton and desmond for trout and g cole who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  212. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    getting made fun of in smack talk board for leaving gallo down. this is from the guy who traded me gallo for roman god of walks last year (cecchini), he’s BOS owner, i’m TEX in that league. hopefully it doesn’t end up sucking that i didn’t add him in redrafts where i could. rasmus, after playing no less than half the time since early april, now has been benched 4 out of last 5 games, at MOST 2 of those were against lefties. this is problematic since he qualifies at all three OF spots now in yahoo.
    1. 14 team redraft with no ratio stats, but does have K’s/BB’s/hits an XBH as extra categories. since he’s both starter and backup for melky/jones i’d have to find a LF/CF or at least one of those to replace if i do. options: dejesus (plays more than colby)/paulsen (should get LF fairly soon and plays every day till)/canha/coghlan/s.smith. i also have arcia stashed for this purpose. can later stash k.johnson when arcia comes back

    2. 20 team redraft, just best player, although OF would be better since i only have 4 with colby for 3 spots and 1 util spot. better options here. paulsen/canha/tucker (it’s probably him)/grichuk/coghlan. OPS league

    3. 16 team dynasty with OBP and total bases. i did grab tucker already here
    salvy
    rizzo
    kipnis
    bryant
    alcides
    LF jew don
    CF maybin (ellsbury DL)
    RF souza
    util tucker
    util j.peterson
    BN rasmus/lind
    options better here. CF is ideal but if maybin gets healthy it’s not necessary. cuddyer/melky/venable/guyer/odubel/kiermaier/middlebrooks/coghlan. or i could just stream this spot when maybin’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Paulsen 2. Paulsen 3. Cuddyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though could see streaming 3

  213. nightpandas says:
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    Tulo/Ventura for Greinke/Simmonds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  214. nightpandas says:
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    Miggy, McGee, Revere for Brantley, Lester and Soria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy but it’s fair

  215. Boomer says:
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    OBP Lg Utley or Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  216. Bonnewell says:
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    I saw Burns in ur Buy on Friday. I have Bruce and obviously they do different things but which for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  217. Knucks says:
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    Burns/polanco
    Or blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  218. Well that worked out swimmingly….I thought Duda was out so I started Gallo at CI. not a bad debut!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  219. andfog99 says:
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    karns or rubby?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @andfog99: Grey will say Rubby but look at upcoming matchups 1st

  220. What's a Drexl? says:
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    pts league, lucroys’ back, go with posey/duda or posey/lucroy, i’m guessing lucroy is the drop?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: lucroy is a top hitting catcher ,unless a 6 team league,keep him or trade him

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: posey plays every day, so does duda, and duda’s been more valuable than lucroy is likely to be. it’s a pts league so there’s negative incentive to even have bench bats of any type. i’m not dropping ortiz (would be only other option).

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: plus many teams go without a catcher at all in this league, pts league very heavily weighted towards pitching, with only 140 moves all year, so streaming almost every day just to be competitive is essential, and likely anybody with a player who gets off 2/7 games or so (like catchers). Hundley is out there if posey gets hurt anyway.

  221. Regan says:
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    Drop Ass Clown Smarja right on his stupid ugly face?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Regan: serriously yes in a league where sp,s are available,,im not grabbing him in 10-12 team leagues unless its a stream right now if he was a free agent

  222. DeezNutz says:
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    Losing every offensive category except for SB. How much of my remaining $36 FAAB do I drop on him?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @DeezNutz: if by him you mean gallo he’s not likely up longer than 2-3 weeks.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Lucky Dog: agree, if he hits he will stay up and play,but if he baezes it,he will go right back down

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC: if he goes 4 for 4 everyday maybe.

    • DeezNutz says:
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      @DeezNutz: same team: trade Billy Hamilton to get Lucroy?

  223. royce! says:
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    As noted above, Cashner’s start was first ever that a pitcher gave up double digit hits and had double digit Ks in less than five innings.

    And now Syndergaard is the second.

    You can’t make this stuff up! Mostly because if you did, you would be involuntarily committed.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @royce!: MLB network just mentioned that too.

  224. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    14 team dynasty with OPS and walks, holds, QS. just lost byrd. need to figure out who to drop to make DL room, if not him.
    cervelli
    howard
    altuve
    segura
    c.davis
    LF tucker
    CF marte
    RF
    util delino
    BN kang/lind/billy ham
    DL d’arnaud/werth
    NA a-jax/sano/dahl/bell
    SP arrieta/fatolo/hamels/hendricks/wilson/jaime garcia (streamer)/rodon (in SP slot)
    RP – ramos/britton/tolleson/ohlendorf/scribner/hatcher (about to waiver strop)
    DL darvish/iwakuma/walden/
    NA stephenson
    1. i could either put d’arnaud back early over cervelli and drop nobody else or drop somebody to make room for byrd
    2. drop 1 or both of c.j. wilson or garcia and stream one spot and RP for 7th RP slot? options include to stream karns/rubby/wada/c.anderson/elias/heston etc.

  225. Wolfie says:
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    Sell high on any of these guys ?
    Hahn, Rodon, bolsinger

    Also, I’ve had Anthony rendon clogging up my bench/dl all season . I’ve been getting by at 2b and 3b with Jose Altuve and Nolan Arenado. I’ve been using MaikelFranco at my lone utility spot and he’s doing pretty well for himself. I’ve also got Joey Gallo and Hector Olivera stashed on the bench. i need some serious pitching help. Should I move Rendon?

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