The Astros exploded for 17 runs yesterday, and it was the second game in the last three where they scored at least 16 runs.  Twins pitching, “Hold my beer…”  Am I doing that right?  The hero of the Astros’ offense, and a man that is widely known as George Jefferson Springer led the way with 4-for-4, 4 runs and his 12th homer and 13th homers, hitting .265.  The only thing missing from George Springer‘s game is saving a baby that is stuck in a tree and/or figuring out a way to ensure future babies don’t get stuck in the same tree (and maybe some steals).  Serious question, why is Springer hitting leadoff and Jose Altuve (1-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .319) in the two-hole?  It’s not hurting the Astros, but it is hurting my fantasy teams’ RBI totals!  Evan Gattis (4-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer) needs to hit cleanup?  How about Alex Bregman (2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer) hits cleanup, Marwin Gonzalez (2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer) hits fifth, Gattis sixth and Yulieski Gurriel (1-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) hits eighth or lower?  Is that the most obvious thing I’ve ever said in my life?  Okay, after the time I said, “I’m not going up in any hot air balloon.”  All right, also not as obvious as the time I said, “I’m lost,” after driving around for two hours pretending I knew where I was going.  Fine, also after the time I said, “I can’t bench press 55 pounds.”  After those things, this is the most obvious thing I’ve ever said.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David Paulino – 4 IP, 2 ER, 8 Ks in his 1st start.  Well, I guess it could’ve been a worse stream.  If I can’t think it could be better, I need to work on my positive thinking activities.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .316.  Okay, bat looks real, we all knew that, but steal a few bases, doode.  It’s for the betterment of fantasy and society, but mostly fantasy.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .249.  Wake me when he has 20 homers in a six-week span.  See, because I bought this new alarm clock that has a Dozier button.

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .269.  Eddie, are you okay, are you okay, Eddie?  Well, Michael, it depends on the size of the league.

Jameson Taillon – Will make another rehab start on Friday.  The way this guy keeps taking the ball, you’d think he just lost one.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-6, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Au Shizz!

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  The complex on this guy.  I’d say manly, sure.  Solidly, okay.  Godley?  Get over yourself!

Jake Lamb – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .289.  Now has 45 RBIs on the year.  That’s good for top 3 in the major leagues.  Lamb it, I wish I had him everywhere!

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.60 vs. Padres.  Arrieta’s becoming a parenthetical ace, as in, Arrieta’s an ace (vs. lousy teams).

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  –pf’s bang!

Brandon Maurer – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  One of the goofiest things I’ve seen this year, or tings if Drake is reading, Maurer lost the job last week for two games, Padres said they were building up Hand’s trade value, then they immediately switched closer roles back to Maurer.  This is goofy even for the Padres, and they have a guy batting leadoff named Franchy.

Eric Thames – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  After the game, he insisted people test his urine but everyone declined.  Dude, keep your urine!

Keon Broxton – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Nothing like facing some scrub pitching–  Oh, sorry, it was deGrom.  Nothing like facing an ace with likely arm troubles!

Jacob deGrom – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.97.  Reaching for that high pitcher in drafts worked out about as well as David Lee Roth’s career post-Van Halen.

Chad Pinder – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and two homers (6, 7).  You combine Pinder and EST and you got some poster board material.  Out of his 18 hits on the year, seven have been bombs.  His minor league numbers are so yawnstipating.  Maybe he can put a ride into some balls, but he’s just as likely to be an Uber driver this offseason.

Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Apparently, at Cleveland was not the pig roast I thought it would be for this Samoan but more of a lacy chocolate cookie with the perfect ratio of coconut, caramel and chocolate.  I might’ve messed that up since a pig roast is good too.  *shakes fist at analogy generator*  You’ve failed me for the last time!

Mike Clevinger – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Would’ve been great to see Danny Salazar relief Clevinger by giving up 7 ER.  Like a perfect before and after picture.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.34.  Not a cool thing to do after K’ing 13 in your last start.  Not cool at all.  Guys and five girls, when a starter has a 6+ ERA in June it’s time to look elsewhere.  Forget what you thought you were getting in March.

Welington Castillo – Hit the DL with Jockular Sphincteritis.  The Orioles send back Welington Castillo to the DL more often than Gordon Ramsay sends back Beef Wellington on Hell’s Kitchen.

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .267.  Okay, I’m absolutely positive he was back in the lineup last night.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  The way he hits homers is as good as money, I swear by stars above, sweet as honey!  Okay, now I’m just singing Steve Winwood.

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 13 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.92.  See blurb for Tanaka, and round up 5.92 to six.

Alex Avila – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .313.  Yes, instead of Gary Sanchez and Lucroy, you would’ve been better off with Alex Avila.  Don’t beat yourself up about it, flog yourself for drafting a top catcher.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .270.  Not having a great season.  Know who he’s having a better season than?  Miguel Cabrera.  Yup.

Justin Upton – Left yesterday’s game with a quad strain.  Tigers are calling him day-to-day.  Hope he’s got unlimited minutes.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  OZUNA sorry Grey started Nola.  Thanks, OZUNA.  OZUNA very considerate.

Justin Bour – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers, hitting .288.  Bour, Smoak and Alonso is this year’s Sophie’s Choice, only there’s no losers.  Yes, that’s the only difference between Sophie’s Choice and three power-only 1st basemen.

Dan Straily – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Stream-o-Nator had a positive score on Straily’s start, and I would’ve streamed him in any leagues yesterday.  His peripherals are actually close to ownable in every league — 9.5 K/9, 3.7 BB/9.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 16th steal, hitting .289, as he hits leadoff again, because, well, he should’ve always been hitting leadoff.  In one ‘pert league, our very own Rudy Gamble traded McCullers for Gordon.  Pretty much a needs trade, and he needs’ed some SAGNOF.

Giancarlo Stanton – Dealing with hamstring cramps, but hopes to play today.  He’d play today if he just let me near him to massage his thighs with hot wax and a fleshlight.

Aaron Nola – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.06.  Well, this is working out about as well as Kevin Spacey playing a love interest.  It’s totally believable he’s straight!  Could Nola be injured?  My money says everyone’s injured, so yeah.  In shallower leagues, time to look elsewhere.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .345.  Kemp’s having a sneakily productive year.  Says a lot about him that he can be sneakily productive and not just productive.  Mostly says not to expect such productivity all year.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.18 vs. Jesse Chavez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.68.  This matchup was billed as, “What does the Stream-o-Nator say?  Brought to you by AMPM’s Toomgis, the snack food mascot designed by a committee of stoners.”

Eric Young – 2-for-2 and his 1st homer.  We don’t need no stinkin’ Trouts!

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Because I’ve said everything that could possibly be said about Votto, I looked at his career numbers for HOF consideration.  Know who he looks like?  Right now, at least.  You’re not gonna guess, huh?  Looks like Kirby Puckett.  More power and OBP for Votto, but he may not even pass 2,000 career hits, unless he plays to 40, and he does not seem to be that type.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  Another Hall of Fame candidate, only with parenthesis, so it’s the Hall of Fame (for the 1st half of the 2017 fantasy baseball season), but still it’s a fully-sanctioned Hall of Fame.

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 13th and 14th steals, and four steals in two games.  He could steal 20 bags in a month.  No foolsies.

Devon Travis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, 4th homer in the last nine games, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  You know a schmotato when you see one.

Luke Maile – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Maile in French means, “the sound one makes when they remove their cigarette to say something, but decide it’s best left unsaid.”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  If I thought he’d get another start in five days, I’d be all about him.  As of now, I think he has to go down to the end of the line of Dodgers starters, back by the SuperPretzel stand.

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.08.  He’s number seven.  Number seven of what, you ask with your puppy dog eyes.  Number seven out of ten for actual reliable starters this year.

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .228.  His 8th inning jobber was a blast off Ross Stripling, who I have in numerous leagues.  I call him the poor man’s Chris Devenski or Devensnowshoes.

James Paxton – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.26, as he was activated from the DL.  I looked at the box score in the 2nd inning, and he had a perfect game, and Paxton’s the type you do that with and it could actually happen.  Good to have you back, Pax — Bax? — Stay a little while now.

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  Two straight solid starts for Pomeranz…*looks at the Stream-o-Nator*  ….and I wouldn’t trust him for him next one.

Joe Nathan – Released by the Nationals.  My $5 parlay bet in Vegas that the Nationals would be known by September as the Washington Nathanals looks like a bust.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Damn, he’s bringing the antifreeze to getting cold!  That sounds like a Stuart Scott saying.  RIP.

Max Scherzer – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  I’d say he’s two or three of ten.  See Carlos Martinez’s blurb for what the ten are.  Hey, this is like a Choose Your Own Adventure.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Admirable start for a 32-year-old rookie.  Austin Bibens-Dirkx should become synonymous for when you’re starting something late in life.  “At 42, you’re having your first child?  You really Austin Bibens-Dirkx’d a family.”  “Going back to college at 50?  Damn, you go ahead with your Austin Bibens-Dirkx self.”  “You’re a 30-year-old virgin?  You need to Austin Bibens-Dirkx a prostitute, stat.”

Steven Souza – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .275.  Damn, Souza is working hard for that lede in Friday’s buy.  He’s got 40 homers this week alone while hitting .975!  Okay, little less, but not much less.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Rays’ hitting is hot or the Rangers’ pitching terrible?  You say tomato, I say hot schmotato.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-3, 2 runs and hit his 15th homer.  Am I having a fever dream or would I have been better waiting until the 35th round of every draft before taking my 1st baseman?

Matt Andriese – Hit the DL.  Baseball is no longer baseball, it’s now the Hunger Games.  The team with one healthy starter at the end of the season wins the World Series.  “We’re here with Luis Perdomo and the World Series-winning Padres.”  *gets sprayed in his face*  “Quite the celebration in the Padres’ locker room.  There’s the Padres’ trainer over there and…”  *looks around*  “Is that kid with the club?  Well, they only needed one healthy player to win.”

  1. ps12349 says:
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    owings, tulowitzki and jose peraza in H to H (R, HR, RBI, NSB, OPS, K)

    which 2 players to own?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ps12349: Lose Tulo

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up.

    a. It was a big night for HRs and good pitchers pitching well. CLE sucks versus LHP even more versus good ones like Manaea.

    b. Out the door for Don Ameche, so…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for June 1

    Lieutenant Clinton Morgan: ‘Rambo! This is Lieutenant Clinton Morgan. National Guard leader. And I’m giving you just 3.0 seconds to come on out.’

    Sheriff: ‘Who’s got the rocket launcher?’

    Some guy named Earl: ‘- I do.’

    Sheriff: ‘- Come here, Earl.’

    Lieutenant Clinton Morgan: ‘Right! Rambo! This is your last chance to come out.

    Some guy named Earl: ‘Maybe we should wait.’

    Sheriff: ‘Earl, this creep is a killer! Besides, I’m in charge and I say we blow it up! Now fire that thing! Just let me get outta the way first. Give that man a cigar! Bull’s eye!’

    [Of course, spoiler alert, Rambo escaped from the lair before they blew it up!!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. ThE sHiT says:
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    Got offered Benintendi/Godley for McCullers. Feels like im selling McCullers too short. Anybody with thoughts? ESPN 14 team H2H where i lost Trout, and have Kershaw, Darvish, and Archer still.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Or is giving up Archer for Beni/Godley better for me?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Try Archer…and set your damn line ups!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Sounds fair, Benintendi’s slumping and being benched right now tho, so meh

  4. your mom says:
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    hi. 20 team h2h keeper

    would you trade j.ramirez for matz and lemahieu?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @your mom: Seams fair but I’d hold

  5. Wil says:
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    Aaron Judge – 2 for 4 with a double, on base 3 times, average up to .327. Wonder if we see Judge in this week’s sell column again. I’m thinking nah.

  6. Al Koholic says:
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    Any new news on Dahl after his batting session.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Al Koholic: I think Siri could help with this one…

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Al Koholic: Honestly where are the Rockies’ beat writers? Dahl updates are few and far berween.

  7. Wil says:
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    Piling on… Judge has played in all 6 games since last Friday afternoons bold prediction where you reccomended selling him. Here is what he’s done in those 6 games..

    9 for 22 with 2 homers, 2 doubles and 6 rbi.

    ;)

    • SMITTY says:
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      @Wil: congratulations, you should get your own site and quit wasting your time with all these amateurs!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wil: Good chance he doesn’t keep it up, hence the sell advice. Sell high not low…

      • Hawk says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Curious why it’s a “good”‘ chance he doesn’t keep it up?

        Have you watched his ABs? I have and I see a hitter who’s learned his strike zone and doesn’t chase the low, outside breaking ball. He hits two or three balls a game on the screws – and when he does, they get hit as hard as anyone can hit it- and that leads to a lot of hits. Last night he had a line drive single past the pitcher that was hit so hard it had already hit the outfield grass before the pitcher got his glove up to defend himself.

        Unless he really starts expanding his zone, which he’s shown no sign of doing, I see no reason to believe he’s got some precipitous fall coming. Certainly not a “good” chance of it happening.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Hawk: Sure, you could potentially be looking at Mark Reynolds circa 2009 with fewer steals – but like Cram It and others have said below, some people could be offering a lot for him and for the price you paid, it’d be smart to cash in.

    • I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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      @Wil: Yo it’s called selling high, we’re talking about rest of season not rest of the next week, you sound like the rookies in my league who try to sell a waiver bat after a hot stretch. And furthermore, Grey has managed to nail almost every sell, the dude doesn’t have a crystal ball or anything, yet every day still manages to make you a better fantasy baseball owner (which is why you’re here) so sit back down in your seat in the back of class and pay attention.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wil: Piling on, it’s called selling high. You don’t wait until a player loses his peak value, you sell him BEFORE he hits the skids.

      • Hawk says:
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        @Cram It:

        That only works if you believe he’s going to hit the skids. What has Judge done to make you think this is the case?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Hawk: For starters, he’s not a .330 hitter.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Hawk: Also, the idea of selling high, especially with Judge, because you probably got him in the last round, or off of waivers, is to trade him for high round value/help in other areas. Maybe you could get away with like Machado and something else.

          • Jurickson BROfar says:
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            @Cram It: *See Eric Thames after 4 weeks. SELL HIGH People.

  8. Whodat says:
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    Peacock or Jon Gray
    Todd Frazier or Justin Smoak

    Thanks Grey

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Whodat: For now Peacock, long term Gray / Smoak

  9. Packers says:
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    Good day to everyone.
    It seems like SON really likes the match ups from Moore and Chacin that are comimg up. Do you agree with SON?
    Moore 5.1 @ Phi. 16.9 vs Min.
    Chacin 13.4 vs Col. 10.8 vs KC.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Packers: I’d start Moore

  10. Steve says:
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    13team roto (W, Ks, ERA, WHIP), Lamet or Guerra ROS?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Streamers, play match ups

  11. Vacation says:
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    Talk me off the cliff on Machado. I need average. He and Odor are killing me.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Vacation: I pushed you……..Now you’re off

      • Vacation says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I asked you to talk, not push.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Vacation: oops

  12. Nightpandas says:
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    Bottom dwelling team in a keeper league:

    Got offered Sale Myers Odor for my Darvish Votto

    What y’all think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nightpandas: I’d take it

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: or am I better off keeping Darvish and just moving Votto for Myers and Odor

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Nightpandas: I like it better if you get Sale

  13. Jangles says:
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    It’s been two months…safe to drop Addison Russell or will he improve? And was it a mistake to hold onto Marte. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jangles: If not a keeper league it’s safe to move on from both IMO depending on options….In a Keeper I’d hold or trade both

      • Brent Kendall says:
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        @Grey: Thanks gents!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

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    Odor is 26th for 2nd basemen in our keeper points league YTD and 37th over the last 14 days.

    Pitchers have figured out he can’t hit changeups and curveballs. He walks a bit more but still swings at a lot of bad pitches.

    Time to drop him? Or should I bench him in the hope he will suddenly figure it out?

    I could plug Marwin the magnificent into that spot.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @steve: Bench

  15. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Morning.

    Dickerson for Braun?

    which side you take?

    thanks. have a nice day.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Tough not to go with Dickerson, Braun is always hurt and Dickerson is doing what you’d want Braun to do anyway.

  16. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Franco or Gallo? Thanks in advance!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DBo: Franco for me but could really go either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Agree w/ F

  17. E says:
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    I’ve been offered Trevor Story for my Paxton. Story can be kept in the 12th round next year, and Paxton can be kept in the 10th. I don’t need a SS (I have Seager), it’s a 12-team league, and I don’t have a ton of pitching depth. Should I take this?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @E: I’d take Story…It will give you depth and i think if you flipped either Story or Seager you’d do better than Paxton (He’s the type that could get hurt anytime)

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @E: I’d rather have Paxton due to your stated lack of pitching depth. Do you have multiple UTIL spots? If not, you might end up benching a solid bat in order to get whatever Story gives you.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Mr. Sweat Necklace: Considering in a 10 team league, Story hit the wire, I won’t burn Paxton for someone “coming out of a funk”.

        Yes, Paxton could get hurt. So could Story. Trout hit the DL for the first time ever this year, and it’s a two monther. If you base decisions on injury possibility, you’ll always be selling 50 cents on the dollar.

        Unless it’s Tulo. He’s going to get injured. Death, Taxes, Tulo dead.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @CMUTimmah: I always take the bat over the arm…much more of a chance Paxton goes down than Story

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @E: I would ordinarily agree with F, but I don’t think you’d be able to flip Story for a better pitcher soon after trading him for Paxton. Unless your leaguemates are really not paying attention, trading Paxton for him will set the market.

            That said, if you can get Story and then flip him for, say McCullers, maybe you do that, but it’s a risk. At this point in the season, you do have to make sure your moves are addressing a real need for your team, not assess them in a vacuum.

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Curious George Springer: Keep Story and Flip Seager then…whoever gets you more in return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Story

  18. Huey says:
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    I have Kluber coming back today, drop Mike Folty or Ariel Miranda?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Huey: Drop whoever has the worst upcoming match ups, they’re in the same boat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huey: Agree w/ F

  19. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    SON hates Eduardo Rodriguez on the road vs BAL (Miley). I know Balty has been killin lefties at home, but last time E Rod went to Balty he went 6IP, 1 H, 5BB, and 7Ks. You starting or sitting him tonight?

    Stream Alex Meyer and the Troutless halos at home vs Minnesota (SON likes). Hes coming fresh off the DL.

    Lose Trout everywhere, but I do own Springer, Bregman, and Gattis everywhere. Buysellatops is DOPE.

    Great read!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: I hope SON is right about E-Rod – My opponent has him and I have Crush and Jumbo Trumbo in my lineup

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: welp, between you and Grey I’m going to do the same. We’re riding together on this one.

  20. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Can we drop Maikel Franco already, or does his pedigree mean we need to keep him. In a 12 team h2h league I own Bregman, Turner (DL), and Franco…and Franco has rarely started for me. When he does, its a hitter-tron call or an off day…and it is usually disappointing.

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…Im sure if/when he starts heating up I can grab him off waivers. Its a 10 teamer that I own him in, the rest of the teams are all “ESPN Insider” subscribing chumps and “magically” I always win this league. Every year “you’re so lucky…no way you knew abc/xyz player was gonna be good this year”. That razzmagic baby!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  21. James Denniston says:
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    Is it time to think about dropping Andrelton? Some good options on the wire – Travis, Lowrie, Frazier. OPS league.

  22. William Hung says:
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    JeF – did your heart stop for a second when Conforto got hit in the foot? Good to see he finished the game!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: It did lol, that’s all we need is for him to get hurt.

  23. bigbear says:
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    Dang Grey, dontcha think you’re playing with Taillon’s ball a little prematurely?!

    Is Tanaka basically a streamer SP at this point?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bigbear: Yes

  24. Oppo Taco says:
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    Zimmer Piscotty or Ian Happ ROS. Need 2 thanks !

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Piscotty/Zimmer….Could really flip a coin with Zimmer and Happ though

  25. Kas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So, Andrew Benintendi. Has he reached bench status yet or should I still play him? What do you recommend for tonight? Start him in Baltimore or bench him for Piscotty? Thanks, as always.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: If hes playing I’d start him over Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Agree w/ F

  26. Jaaaaaake says:
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    Razz 30 is life. Razz 30 is today.

  27. lwomack58 says:
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    Judge for J. Turner-

    Judge for Fulmer

    Judge for R. Ray.

    Which do you think is the best trade offer. I have Judge.

    • lwomack58 says:
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      @lwomack58:

      Also could ask for Keuchel for my Judge

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: Keuchel is the only one I’d consider right now…With the way Judge has been going you should be able to do better than the other 3

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        How about Judge for Carlos Martinez or Paxton

        One manager lost Trout could offer Judge for his Greinke or Abreu or Votto

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @lwomack58: Martinez or Votto would be good for me

  28. Earl says:
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    What do you think of?:

    Give up Trout and either Addison Reed or Koda Glover for Carlos Correa and either Matt Holliday or Cody Bellinger?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Earl: I’d take Correa and Bellinger

    • Earl says:
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      @Earl: If this trade sounds good, which would be preferable with Correa; Holliday or Bellinger? Thanks

      • Earl says:
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        @Earl: Sorry for additional post. For Reliever to give up, would it matter between Glover and Reed? I was thinking perhaps Reed 1st.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Earl: Glover > Reed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Agree w/ others

      • Earl says:
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        @Grey: Would you do Trout and Koda Glover for Correa and Matt Holliday? Would it just be better to hang onto Trout and hope the 6+ weeks goes by quickly.

        Thanks for excellent advice/help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Earl says:
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            @Grey: Sorry, I am having kind of a stupid literal day. By Yes, you would do the trade?

            Thanks and keep up the great work!!!

  29. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H with QS

    Both Manea and Straily are available on waivers. I’m thinking that both should be owned – do you agree? How would you set the waiver priority between the 2? FYI I have an empty roster spot for one move, and for the other will be dropping Jorge Bonifacio.

    Thanks in advance!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: I’d want Manaea first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d prolly go Straily since NL, but their tossup

  30. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks as always for the tips. I have fallen to last in avg in my league and someone has offered Daniel Murphy to me. Would you take Murphy/Severino/David Peralta for Odor/DeGrom/Santana? You have me worried about the arm troubles for DeGrom…

    One last question, when would you pick up Starling Marte as a stash for his return on July 18th, if at all?

    • Hanklongball says:
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      @Hanklongball: staff is DeGrom, McCullers, Fulmer, Shark and Sonny Gray

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Hanklongball: Hold…depends on your league and roster for Marte but early July?

  31. bob says:
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    Better waiver wire pickup: Logan Morrison or Kendrys Morales?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bob: Logan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: Agree w/ F

  32. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albrigadier, you’re setting yourself up for a Fonzi “I was wrrrrr…I was wrrrrrrwrrrrr….I was wrrrrrr” on Pinder. Just stop already and take the .275 and 15 HRs you’re gonna get from your MI spot over the next 4 months.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Deeply. I will receive the apology on Chad’s behalf

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, it’s not like I’m hanging Chad, I’m just voting schmotato

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Albrigadier! I haven’t got eyes on Pinder but if memory serves me correct he was known for power early in his minor league career. Is he hitting meatballs for bombs or making good adjustments at the plate. I hope that made sense

    • Tigres says:
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      Oaktown, is Pinder starting every day now (or close to it?) cuz those would be decent stats and I sure could use a new MI.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Tigres:

        Melvin said yesterday and repeated on the pre game show this a.m. that he has earned ABs. Probably most importantly is they like what they have seen from him defensively. I say 5 stats a week until Semein is back and then it will depend on production.

  33. Curious George Springer says:
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    Oh what a glorious day for me, Curious George Springer! Watching the boss be a boss against the Twins pitching staff! Who’s the ass now, Tyler Duffey?

    No question here, just basking in the warm glow of being the lede today. Also considering whether I can jump from my building across the street by swinging on the clotheslines. It shouldn’t be too tough for a little monkey! Here goes Curious George Springer!

  34. ty says:
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    I have 6 players with OF eligibility Alther being one of them. I just lost freeman. Can I drop Alther for Lomo or Smoak?

    • ty says:
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      @ty: I have C. Santana filling 1st. I can Aquire Reynolds for Wood or Bundy from a guy who’s hurting for pitching

      • Ty says:
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        @ty: He’s says he’ll take bundy for Chris Davis

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Ty: Alther for Smoak and I’d take Davis for Bundy

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: F hates pitchers!

            But seriously, I don’t see Bundy getting more than 160 innings this year, so trading him isn’t the issue. I’m just not in love with Chris Davis when you could pick up Lomo or Smoak for free.

        • Ty says:
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          @Ty:
          His 1st baseman are Reynolds, Alonso and Crush
          My Pitchers Lester, Cueto, Quintana , Wood , Severino Bundy

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Ty: Agree with F Smoak and Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Agree w/ others

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for all the replies fellas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Steve D. says:
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    Add King Felix off the wire, dropping Michael Wacha in a 12 team 5×5 redraft?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve D.: I’d wait a week but if you have a DL spot sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: Felix is just as much a mess

  36. demribbies says:
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    In keepers, are you still holding on to Danny Salazar, or moving on? Short term I see 2 start weeks from Godley (SD, MIL) and Lamet (@ARI, KC).

    Inclined to hold for the K upside but getting really tired of the same old song from Salazar.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @demribbies: I have him in a k/9 league and I am holding him to see how this plays out. He could end up being a relief stud with a super high K/9 who helps your ratios. It wouldn’t shock me to see him post a 15 k/9 as a reliever. It’s also plausible that he works through this and delivers a few good months as a starter in the second half. He’s shown the ability to be a stud in the past. Also obviously possible that this is a completely lost season for him.

      That said, if it’s a shallow league without k/9 and with no innings cap, then you can probably move on and stream that spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @demribbies: I moved on in one league, held in another, really depends on how badly your team needs a 2-start starter

  37. Brian Boyle says:
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    Quick trade question!! Received trade this morning. 12 team H2H with 4OF (6X5). Lost both Freeman and Trout along with several others.

    I give Peraza and I receive Trumbo, my first initial thought is hit accept ASAP?? But then I am not sure, i like that he is stealing bases. What do I do??

    Wieters, Smoak, Schoop, Seagar, Story, JD, Peraza, Judge, Broxton, Abreu Bench A Garcia, Trout and Freeman on DL. Only one DL slot.

    Thanks again!!

    BB

  38. Rich says:
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    Drop Nola or Lackey for Taillon?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @lwomack58: @Rich: I’d drop both for Taillon.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rich: Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich: Agree w/ both

  39. enrique says:
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    Grey, JeF … Ralph if you see this. How would you guys rank the Dodgers’ starters not called Kershaw? Who’re the top, say, three between Wood, Ryu, McCarthy, Maeda, and Hill?

    This is for a redraft 6×6 roto league where pitching needs are about even: ratios, wins, Ks ….

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @enrique: Wood, Hill, Ryu…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @enrique: Wood, Maeda, Hill, McCarthy, Ryu

  40. Roger Podacter says:
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    It sure is great we have inning limits to ensure these pitchers stay nice and healthy…

    *eyeroll headache*

  41. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Stream JC Ramirez vs. Min or German Marquez @ SD

  42. Eric Jenike says:
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    Can anyone halp me understand this fangraphs shizz?

    I’m looking at my pitchers’ pitch values trying to figure out what pitches my guys throw and what is effective. There is no key tho!! WTF constitutes and effective pitch? How do I interpret these numbers? I know this isn’t a razzball Q but I don’t know where else to ask thank you!!

  43. mjp says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am cutting bait on a few of my busts. Thinking of dropping Villar and Tanaka. Should I drop 1 or both of them for these guys? And which ones should I pick up. All in UTIL spots.

    Which 2 in UTIL? 7×7 H2H (+OPS, +BB)

    Souza, LoMo, Cozart

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mjp: Tanaka for Souza

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @mjp: Yeah wouldn’t drop him for them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mjp: Agree w/ F

  44. JC says:
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    My best players so far have come off the wire. Picked up Lamb, Conforto, Marwin SS Eligible Soon!, Schebler. Drafted Gausman, Quintana, Russell, Seager (still believe in you Kyle). The beauty of the baseball marathon. You have a bad draft night but you can fix it. H2H league so really aiming to improve long term for the three week playoffs in August.

    Realmuto
    Rizzo, Seager, Lamb
    Harrison, Russell, Owings
    Comforto, Schebler, Marwin for now, Dahl, Zobrist, Kepler, Melky
    Utility: Puljos
    DL: Freeman
    Kershaw, Verlander, Odorizzi, Nova, Severino
    Melancon, Neris, Maurer (took a leap), Britton

    1. Picked up Dahl a week ago cuz of Coors. But OF now pretty crowded. Do I hold my OF as is until Marwin gets SS eligibility? I then can trade him, Russell, Owings or Zobrist? Or is it time to thin the herd for a guy like Manaea with such nice upside potential?

    2. I have been holding Britton so almost feel committed to seeing how this plays out in Baltimore. No guarantees he comes back solid I suppose. Trade market for him is not good. Continue to be patient or drop?

    3. My team is a long way from championship material but think it is playoff bound. What do you see as my biggest area of need? (Trying trades for steals but the owners of guys like Dee, Peraza and Hamilton are not budging.).

    Thanks sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: 1. Don’t know anything about your league, is a 3 OF league? 5 OF? 12 teams? 2. Drop 3. Again, know nothing of your league — looks like a great 10 team league team

      • john says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry. I wish it was a ten teamer but alas it is a 12 Team, H2H league with 5 OF spots plus a Utility slot. Hoping that helps with my OF question.

        Thanks on Britton. And thanks on the general advice to get into that 6 team playoff…I have a ways to go!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Nomar for Souza or Duda?

  46. JoeC says:
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    First child at 44, so I definitely Austin Bibens-Dirkx’d it!

    They keep you young (and swallow your soul!).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC: Ha! Congrats! Unless it happened a while ago, then keep fighting the good fight!

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @JoeC: First (and likely only) for me at 40. Good to see someone with a little more gray than I at the conferences!

  47. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 team Roto and someone dropped Bruce – would you drop any of these for him:
    Alonso
    Broxton
    JBJ
    Bellinger
    Hanley

    I’ve lost Trout, Freeman and Turner so I’m hurting in this league but I’m not sure Bruce is the answer. Avisail Garcia is also available so same question for him.

  48. G says:
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    Want to add Mike Minor for my ratios in league which has K/9. Is it safe to drop N. Feliz? Or should I drop Shoemaker instead (have Darvish, ray, Samardija, Holland, and Duffy and Gray on DL). My closers are kind of weak with Kintzler and Bush, but not sure if I see Feliz getting full job back. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Feliz

  49. On Paper All-Stars says:
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    What kind of pitching should I target with JD Martinez and/or Ryan Zimmerman? I’m good with hitting, need some pitching.

  50. Chris says:
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    Would you deal Villar for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, tho not sure anyone else would do that

  51. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My nfbc team was trying to make something of itself for a while there, but now half my team is either on the DL or been demoted.

    One more episode of The Leftovers. I liked this past week’s a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: My pitching has been either terrible in NFBC, or poorly managed on who to start…. Still early! I didn’t love The Leftovers stuff, and haven’t loved this season as much as season 2… It feels like all buildup, haven’t loved Fargo either

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I just don’t honestly have enough position players who even play every day right now. Friggin Mondesi, Leonys, and Grichuk.

        I haven’t loved this season, but there’s been some cool moments. Haven’t even started Fargo, have them all recorded and will binge one day. Also two behind in Saul. And haven’t started The Keepers again. Rough couple weeks.

        Oh…and how great has Sam Richardson been on Veep this year?! Richard has been my favorite character this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, when you come back to them, be interested in hearing your thoughts… Sam Richardson’s the Scott Schebler of the 1st half of Veep… Him going into the masturbation booth was priceless

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha so good! That and I had to rewind Roger Furlong’s “roll of duct tape” line from this most recent episode. I was in tears.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yes!

  52. KarlJ says:
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    Always nice to see a reference to the one Razzball Glossary Term that I contributed to (Jockular Sphincteritis)

    I am thinking about trading Odor and Nova for Segura because my team needs average and speed. Pull the trigger or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Oldie but goodie! Sounds fair if you need that, think you’re selling a bit low

  53. Acquired Desmond from the wire yesterday. I am hoping both he and Story can pick it up and I can have a little more punch from some guys in Coors. You had him ranked 19th before he broke his hand. Do you still think his line is somewhere 79/30/94/.273/15 ? I was hoping he would hit the ground running in Coors, but it doesn’t look like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: No, he broke his hand, that can have complications even after he returns…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Synyster: Isn’t full summer Coors better than spring Coors? I remember that year Cargo had like 3 homers by June 1 and everyone said he was a washed up hasbeen but ended with 40.

  54. Chud says:
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    Long term outlook on a few mid level players for my full keeper team:

    Please rank Alonso, JBell, Castellanos.

    Or have I already?….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  55. ctrengove says:
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    My buddy/opponent has now lost both Trout and Freeman, and I’m overloaded on offense. Trying to work out a trade.

    Thoughts on my Wil Myers for his Stephen Strasburg?

    Thoughts on my Wil Myers for his Jacob deGrom?

    10-team H2H points.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ctrengove: Not deGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Myers in both, Stras is fair

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the feedback, guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Slowmez says:
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    Drop Dahl, Knebel or Nola for Manaea? 10 team ESPN H2H categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  57. Zach says:
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    Good morning!

    Is it time to cut bait with HanRam in a 10 team league? All he does is ride my bench and gets plugged in when someone has an off day. I’d probably cut him for Souza. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  58. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I’ve never liked Brandon McCarthy for some odd reason, but he’s available and @STL today. Should I roll him out there?

    On a side note – hoping Crush Davis goes on his homer binge now

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Hope, hope, hope. I hope all of my players hit all of the homers.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: what about the other counting stats like runs, rbis, and SBs?

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Hope those too! Hope, hope, hope, every day we hoping.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It:
        I hope. I hope.

        I hope with the highest of hopes.

        That I never have to go back to the trap.

        And my days of dealing with dope.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Hope came through – Crush and Jumbo Trumbo with blasts v. E-Rod tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope springs eternal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in an away start, me too!

  59. Russ Breckenridge says:
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    How would you guys rank the following pitchers (rest of the year)?

    Taillon, Paxton, Lamet, Joe Ross, Montgomery?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Ross, Taillon

  60. Bill Brasky says:
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    Peraza on the wire.

    Add him over Broxton, Ender or Pillar?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bill Brasky: Coin flip Ender/Pillar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  61. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Would you trade Nova or Berrios for Pomeranz?

    Also would you drop Aaron Nola for Trevor Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…Sure

  62. Tio says:
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    Grey… I love you man but I think the Buy/Sell lead has struck Adam Frazier (-4 in points league yesterday).

    Also – not really fantasy relevant but you can have some fun with the Winning pitcher for the Tigers yesterday; Aussie named Warwick Saupold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  63. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Tomorrow I am starting Kershaw at MIL, but would you start Lynn at CHC, and Blach at PHI as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok i am only starting Kershaw tomorrow. and sitting Lynn and Blach. Thanks again for the advice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  64. Oppo Taco says:
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    Peraza or DJL ROS. Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  65. Swfcdan says:
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    Jerko or Travis for MI? OBP league.

    Tanaka or Maeda?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis…Maeda

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Always enjoy the laughs from your writeups. My boss just looks at me when im laughing and im like “you wouldn’t understand!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  66. RADickeyJokes says:
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    Currently painfully cycling through Hanley, Pujols, and Mark Reynolds for 2 spots in weekly 5×5 lineups.

    Drop one of them for LoMo or keep up with the hope that Pujols or particularly Hanley pick it up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • RADickeyJokes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! The pain continues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. dustyfingers says:
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    Bour was dropped in my league. Should I give up any of the following for him, Schebler, Alonso or Bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  68. demribbies says:
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    So Rizzo got that 5th appearance & has 2B eligibility in CBS today. You think he gets 15 more over the course of the season to carry 1B/2B into 2018?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it

  69. Yager says:
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    Who should I drop for Doolittle? Nola, Salazar, Montgomery, Meada, or Peacock? If any of them? 20 team roto where Sagnof is impossible to snag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Yager says:
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        @Grey: appreciate it thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Bad Ash says:
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    Buxton – 1-for-3 yesterday with a BB and a swipe; 2-for-3 the day before with a RBI, BB and a swipe. Cyclops. Monocle. Boner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  71. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12 team, keep up to 5, just how high of a return are you looking for Judge? Top 15 player right now?

    I’ve got an owner who has to be getting sick of Macahdo right now with a languishing team, thinking of trying to get add Manny to my roster.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least top 30, I’d take Machado

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I’ve got plenty of offers for him, just haven’t been satisfied with the returns in most offers.

  72. Mplax28 says:
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    Was offered Sano straight up for Machado. Sano has two years of keeper eligibility in the 10th round. Machado has no more keeper eligibility. Take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Machado

  73. Earl says:
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    Guy in my league thinks I am crazy for not accepting this but I do not agree so I thought I would consult you guys.

    Give JD Martinez and Kenley Jansen
    Get Mark Trumbo and Cody Allen

    Think Martinez would be better in long run especially for average and that Jansen is better reliever in long run.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Earl: JD. That’s what people say when they get butthurt about their trade offer.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Earl: If you’re crazy for turning it down, why is he proposing it? he’s trying to corner you into a deal by making you feel dumb.

    • KarlJ says:
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      @Earl:
      Would much rather have the JD and Jansen side. I don’t think it is close either

  74. Oppo Taco says:
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    Reed or Kenebel ROS?

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: or Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel

  75. coco krispie says:
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    JD Martinez or Paxton in a keeper forever league 6×6 cats (OBP, QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD, prolly close

  76. Adam Magerman says:
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    Chase Utley or Forsythe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  77. Jon Boy says:
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    Remember when Razzball was actually a cool site an the folks had good projections, you guys suck and Grey, you need to be on CNN dude, you just suck you leftist hack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dad?

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @Grey:

        lol this is great

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: You should add more typos like they do on rotoworld…

        • Nightpandas says:
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          @William Hung: Grey for prez in 2020…unite the leftists

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha

  78. SallyCips says:
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    A few days away, but how do you like Peacock vs. the Rangers on Sunday? Thinking about dropping Sentazela for him and his K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man. Have a good weekend if not speak domani!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  79. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team, H2H, 6×6. With price and Paxton coming back, which two pitchers would you drop?
    Gausman, Matt Moore, Eickhoff, Pomeranz or Edwin Diaz(He’s one of two RP’s)…Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Gausman

  80. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you like more?
    Miguel Cabrera and Kyle Hendricks
    or
    Justin Smoak, Ken Giles, Kenta Maeda

    Closers are valued heavily in this league but I’m sure I could snag another one at some point.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  81. coacher says:
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    Offered $5 Bregman for $30 Votto in a keeper league. I want more for my KirbyJoey VottoPuckett!

    He has $30 Freeman (that’s why he wants Votto) and some other decent keepers and I’m lagging behind in all categories. He has a $2 Bradley Zimmer, $6 Schoop, $8 M.Franco, and a $10 Conforto, I’m interested in any or all….he is interested in some SPs. I have Samardzjia, Wheeler, Shoemaker, and Maeda he might be interested in….also have Smoak ($10) or HanRam ($17) I would deal….he might even want Lucroy as his 2nd C sucks.

    What should I counter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, Conforto — Votto/Maeda?

  82. Jr says:
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    Start wainwright vs. the dodgers today? He has a 0.44 ERA in his last 3 starts (21 IP) but it’s wainwright…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, just looked at SON, and it’s not great, pretty iffy

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: In SON we trust. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Grey: whoops! 6 IP, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks. you missed a nice start, but also the mark of the beast!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, it’s all right, there will be more

  83. 3up3down says:
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    power util bat ros…hold Pujols or grab Alonso or Smoak?
    Also Piscotty or Tomas for 4th Of? Need rbis and average
    Thanks Grey in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Tomas

  84. Mike says:
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    Drop Ian Happ for Merrifield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, thanks for the great content.

    I’m looking for some OF depth and I think I’m ready to end the Ian Happ experiement – who would you roll with in a 15 team roto:

    Hold Happ

    or

    Pickup Melky, Choo or Bradley Jr.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. JBJ

  86. Slimbo says:
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    hey man is maikel franco worth holding in a dynasty? guy is a dumpster fire

    could grab César Hernández, Duda, Bradley Jr or Schimpf

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  87. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    My OF is Mookie, Springer, Conforto, Polanco, Haniger, Bellinger.

    10 team keeper points league. I’m all in on this year. Was offered Andrus and Keuchel for Springer. Currently rocking Didi in my MI. SPs are deadly in points leagues too.

    Thanks for all you do, dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  88. Chris says:
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    Trade Villar and Beltre for Trout and Robbie Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  89. JP says:
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    Trade Trout/Souza/Schwarber for K. Seager/Trumbo?

    Non-keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Good Ozuna is awesome. Hoping he sticks around awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  91. henncoop says:
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    Player rater does not like this deal for me at all & it may not be enough to offer in my opinion but I figure I have nothing to lose. It is a 12 team 6X5 dynasty league with QS instead of Wins & OPS added to hittting. I have Hedges & Healy as a backup 3B with Diaz & Oh
    My Lucroy (he is asking for catcher offers), Franco ( I know he is sucking but it is dynasty) & K Herrera (he needs Saves) for his Severino & Story (maybe still a buy low window?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side

  92. The Dude says:
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    Speaking of Miguel Cabrera, what’s your take on his season? Is it a buy low opportunity or a fat guy getting older and fatter thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m concerned about him for this year

  93. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey!

    Why the hell am I holding onto Dahl in a 10-team keeper league when guys like Schebler, LoMo, and Souza are just sitting there? So what if I wasted a good pick on him? Its not like I am going to keep him over Goldy, Betts, Machado Lamb,, and Correa….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

  94. hal_incandenza says:
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    I’ve seen that there are a lot of Salazar owners that are having a tough time dropping him, and I’m in the same boat.

    In a 10-team H2H league with a cap of 7 SPs, he is an extra drag. There isn’t a lot of SPs on the wire as most teams reach that 7 SP limit (and pitchers listed as RP or RP/SP don’t count against the SP cap, so some guys — like my Wood — are extra golden). One option is Bauer, but I’ll be damned if they don’t look like the same guy in the stats.

      IP     H    ER    BB     K    QS    SV   ERA  WHIP   K/9
    Bauer 57 60 38 19 73 3 0 6.00 1.39 11.53
    Salazar 52.1 55 32 28 73 3 0 5.50 1.59 12.55

    (Sorry; looks like the formatting of this table will be crappy on the site.)

    So my question is, why drop Salazar for Bauer? I know that Salazar is currently out of the rotation, but it sounded like that might be for just one turn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair point, but in a 10 team league I can’t believe there’s not guys to grab

  95. richard says:
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    please rank J ross, T ross, J garcia, skoglund please

    mine = J ross, Garcia, T, Sko ….. confirmed?

    garcia looks so sneaky doe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Confirmed

  96. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I trade Longoria or Beltre for Stroman. Or atleast push for a better pitcher in a trade?
    C: Schwarber
    1B: Votto
    2B: Odor
    3B: Longoria
    Ss: Seager
    OF: Myers
    Of: Duval
    Of: Schebler
    Uty: Bour
    Bench: JBJ, Delino, Beltre,Hoskins
    Sp: Arrieta
    Sp:: Ed Rod
    Rp: Diaz
    RP: Robertson
    P: Hand
    P: Kela
    P: Bundy
    Bench: Lackey, Wacha, Smyly, Thor
    Also should I drop anyone in particular? LIKE wacha there isnt much out there. Gausmen, Blach, Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre is fine for Stroman… Those waivers guys do nothing for me

  97. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    I dont need Hoskins, but im in a keeper and I could keep him for five dollars for the next three years if I hold him now. But that goes for bour, and Schebler too. So unless Hoskins is going to be a hall a famer or atleast better then keeping bour. Should I drop or hold for now. domingo, is available. Caser hernadez, and a couple of outfielders are available.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Trailor park Boy in ny: With those other keeper options available to you, there may be guys I would drop Hoskins for, but Domingo and Cesar ain’t among ’em. Hold.

  98. Gregory Bosley says:
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    I have Cespedes, J. Turner, & Duffy but only 2 DL spots in a 10 team h2h. Would you drop Duffy or Nola for Souza? I’m in 1st by a decent margin so holding Duffy for a week or 2 till JT/Duffy returns wouldn’t be devastating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  99. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    14 team h2h with QS/holds/OPS/hits added and OBP over AVG
    C bandy
    1B goldy
    2B schoop a doop
    SS cordoba
    3B longo
    MI walker
    CI pujols
    LF rasmus (CF)
    CF zimmer
    RF stanton
    OF dyson (CF/LF/RF)
    util valencia (1B/3B/RF)
    BN miller (1B/2B/SS), schimpf (2B/3B)
    DL braun/pollock
    i have a stream spot for both hitting/pitching while braun’s out. with this stanton short term injury which of these is best grab (i’ll rank them by TRON’s next 7 days). i probably should grab a CF/LF guy though, as zimmer/rasmus both platoon, dyson can’t take up both of those spots.
    beltran (RF), rosario (LF/CF), moss (RF), kike (LF/CF), parra (LF, few home games)

    2. drop schimpf for pinder or utley? valencia could be the backup 3B (albeit longo doesn’t sit much)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran…. Pinder

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: oops, beltran added by somebody about 7 hours ago. who’s next best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  100. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    Would you Trade Freeman and Yu for Trout? It’s getting my merkin tingling but is it too risky? Also, it’s a keeper league and I’d get Trout in like the 12th round next year soooo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout

  101. Bwyce Hawpor says:
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    Looking to drop 1 and pick up Gleyber. 6×6 keeper league (with tax).

    Bats: Grandal, Miggy, Merrifield, Rendon, Correa, Trumbo, K Davis, Thames, Mazara, A Jones, B Harper, Polanco, Moncada.

    Arms: Carrasco, Ray, Samardzija, Nola, A Wood (DL), Shoemaker, Matz (DL), Urias, C Allen, Osuna, B Norris, Iglesias

    Recommendations? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  102. H says:
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    So is Trumbo the better start over Benintendi ROS? I can’t believe how far Benintendi has fell off…

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @H: Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. vee says:
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    im streaming Ty Blach tmw @ Phi and Randall Delgado on Sat @ Miami.

    am i crazy or just overly ballsy and hopeful?

    • William Hung says:
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      @vee: Ty Blach will help with ERA/WHIP, but few Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Blach is crazy? Dude’s been great in all of his starts, minus the K’s. Odubel alone should give him 3 K’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust him at all, too few Ks

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Cram It: he was very awful at least once (it was probably only once)

  104. dtbran says:
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    Starting Ed Rod vs Orioles in a H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    in a 12 team h2h with deep benches such that these are the best available SP guys: edinson (SON’s last one and next one), ryu, phelps (in case he’s starting soon), karns (SON at least shows him back soon), chavez (SON hates his road games, including upcoming), nolasco and lackey was just dropped. trust SON and go lackey or one of the others. have de leon to drop.

    2. also, have sabathia, who’s been good lately, SON hates him today, i don’t need it so benching. assuming that one doesn’t go terribly, drop him on sunday for a 2nd of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with SON 2. Sure

  106. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    cardinals again don’t understand basic baserunning. piscotty caught in rundown between home and 3rd. gyorko stands on 3rd, piscotty slides into 3rd (which means gyorko is no longer legally on 3rd). LAD catcher tags both piscotty and gyorko just after piscotty slides back to 3rd. MLB f’d up too, only piscotty ruled out. only way i’m wrong is if these announcers are just completely wrong. one of them is completely wrong.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: i will take that mccarthy K to end inning though, even though dejong almost hit a HR that never should’ve happened in that at bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: piscotty figured out what was going on AFTER he tagged 3B, then left it on purpose back towards home but i’m pretty sure the rule would be that since gyorko was tagged while piscotty was on 3rd that’s 2 outs. the umps seemed to rule that piscotty was tagged before getting back to 3B, problem with that is it didn’t happen. other than a botched call the real story here is how a professional baseball player didn’t figure out that once he was going to be tagged just take the tag and don’t retouch 3B at all. this kind of stuff admittedly confused me when i played baseball (at ages 5-6 total).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  107. LeggoPens says:
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    Which side gets the better deal here:

    Nova, Starlin Castro, Matt Bush, and Evan Longoria for Beltre and Paxton

    I offered this up because I’m trying to buy low on beltre, need better pitching, and think I’m selling relatively high on Longoria. I have wood coming off the DL so I probably wouldve dropped one of these guys anyway and for closers I have Diaz, Glover, and Knebel.

    I maybe could’ve gotten a little more but I think my objectives were met with this. Wanted to sell high and consolidate a little to open up a streaming spot. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

    • Cram It says:
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      @LeggoPens: You’re not really selling high though. Longoria is doing what he usually does and you’re not necessarily getting a better player in return.

  108. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Deep roto league, in a vacuum – do you want Adrian Gonzalez or Ellsbury ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  109. Nightpandas says:
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    Better return for Darvish and Votto

    Odor Myers Sale

    Or

    Freeman Berrios

    Keeper league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  110. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    ok, salazar didn’t BB anybody, now REMOVE TOMLIN please (or clevinger, but i’m preferring it the first way)

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: wow, actually 9/12th of pitches strikes, i’d have needed to get at least 3 to 1 in that happening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  111. KarlJ says:
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    What are your thoughts on posting on your league message board that you are shopping a player to try to generate some trade activity ( Example: “Looking to trade Chapman for some SB’s”) and your competitive league mates instantly start trashing that player on the message board trying to tank his value.
    Fair game or cheap cut-throat tactic?

    • Cram It says:
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      @KarlJ: All good.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @KarlJ: it’s funny. it’s a risk you are taking to make your contact to leaguemates easier for your trades. if you want to avoid that send trade offers or emails directly to the other owners. i know in a 16 team deep dynasty league (1st year) an owner right when cotton started to run bad this year comes into message board and literally says “cotton for …” then gives a list of about 7 players ALL of which are WAY too good to think cotton would net. one was my meadows, i nicely told him i can’t speak for the owners of those other 6 players but meadows ain’t going anywhere for that (it was worded nicely, but still was a hahaha if you think you’d ever get near a top 10 prospect for cotton)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why you wouldn’t do it

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Eh still think it’s a cheap tactic. I’m all for trash talk after a bad trade or when somebody posts something looking for an outrageous return
        However sometimes the only way to get some league mates’ attention is to post on the main league message board. It’s kind of annoying when you are just looking to make a fair deal and the teams close to you in the standings start trying to “cock block” you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @KarlJ: nobody smart is effected when a message board gets players “trash talked”. and if you needed idiots to see your message board post and get some trades done well too bad for you if you can take less advantage of idiots due to trying to save yourself time.

  112. William Hung says:
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    Guess Alex Wood to the DL was legit… apparently he’s still having issues with his injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @William Hung: that OR ryu looked good enough that they just figured to rest him longer officially and this was ALWAYS their idea back on monday.

  113. Polancodonk says:
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    My Ivan Nova for his Kyle Seager?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Cram It: good thing this isn’t kimmel, you’d have just opened up a 21 back and forth answer tete a tete to answer the first question with that answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree w/ Cram

  114. fudgemybudge says:
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    drop hanley and/or thames for any of:
    bour, morrison, hosmer, kendrys, chris davis
    util spot h2h pts

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

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

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray
    (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Moore, Wheeler, JC Ramirez

    (2) DL: Walker

    Yo Grey so the one and only team I’ve been able to make a trade with this year has come back to me trying to work out a trade and he’s offering me Trea Turner?! A few weeks ago I traded him Hanley, Longo and Berrios for his E5 and yesterday he sent me a crazy offer of Hanley, CarGo and Turner for Harper but since then he’s told me the following: He said he doesn’t mind giving me Turner and that he “likes Harper (obviously) Springer, McCullers, Severino, Ray, Abreu, and Rizzo of course .. also he said he “likes Turner but Castro’s been killing it so if I can get better elsewhere to give up a little at 2nd I’m ok with it. Tough though because Turner is SS, 2B and OF eligible”.. His team is below so who would you offer up to try and get Turner from this guy?

    (1) C: Sanchez
    (1) 1B: Reynolds
    (1) 2B: Turner
    (1) SS: Castro
    (1) 3B: Longoria
    (3) OF: Judge, Trumbo, McCutchen
    (2) UT: Donaldson, C. Gonzalez
    (6) Bench: Tulowitzki, H. Ramirez, C. Davis

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

    Appreciate your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Welp he quickly rejected my Abreu for Turner offer and then messaged me saying, “just cus I like those players doesn’t mean I’m giving away Turner. I have no need for a 1B but if you take one to give on maybe, in multi-player deal, but no chance at Turner for Abreu…. Abreu was 7th player I mentioned and you tryna swing him for Turner straight up, c’mon maaan”

        Haha sorry you probably didn’t need all that but thought it’d help to know where this guy’s heads at. He is in 9th place right now … Any ideas on a multi-player deal or any other straight up offers? I don’t even know how to respond to that!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ask him what he wants

  116. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need pitching help. would you trade c-dick for any of quintana, odorizzi or rich hill or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league OBP..

    Morales was dropped.

    Melky and Reddick on waivers too.

    Drop any of these guys for any guys above?

    Starters
    Grandal
    Alonso
    LeMeaheu
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bellinger
    JBJ
    Conforto
    A Jones

    Bench
    Freeman DL
    Hosmer
    Travis D
    Marte SUS
    Polanco

    Or A Sanchez who is in my DL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  118. BDubs says:
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    Just traded for Bellinger. Hold on to Tommy Joseph, or drop him for Altherr/Moreland/Choo/Merrifield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  119. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was offered this trade.. closers are valuable in my league as I mentioned earlier, but I can scoop neris or Maurer off the wire in the interim and I have bedrosian returning.

    His: Hendricks and sano
    My: maeda, ken giles and one of Eugenio Suarez/Gregory polanco/ or Keon Broxton

    Is this trade close? Which batter do you choose on my side if you accept it? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sano side, send Eugenio or Polanco

  120. Cyler says:
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    Got offered Manny Machado for Xander in an 8 team dynasty league. Part of me feels like a good “buy low” trade for Machado since this owner is hating his slump right now.

    Good deal or is Xander going to be more valuable than Machado ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  121. john says:
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    I am going to try this again and hopefully not try your patience! My earlier post was unclear for sure.

    I am in a 12 team, H2H ESPN league that features ten hitting categories including walks and k’s. There are five OF slots plus a Utility spot. There is one DL spot. I am in 7th place but climbing back after a tough start. My wire acquisitions of Conforto, Lamb, Odorizzi, Schebler now paying dividends. I am a patient sort as I am mainly interested in getting my best team together by playoff time. My questions are:

    1. In general, what areas would you try to shore up on the squad listed below. Fairly trade reluctant league and have been trying to get Dee Gordon to at least participate in steals. My league vetoed a trade that netted me Dee and Arenado for my Conforto, Rizzo and Harrison. …which was BS but there you have it.

    2. In a crowded OF with 5 spots to play, do I hold or drop someone like Kepler? Marwin will have SS eligibility soon so was holding him in case Russell continues to struggle. Best non OF on the wire include LoMo, Lowrie, Bregman., maybe Bruxton for steals?

    c – Realmuto
    CI – Rizzo, Seager, Lamb
    MI – Harrison, Russell, Owings
    OF – Conforto, Zobrist, Marwin, Kepler, Melky, Schebler, Dahl
    Util – Pujols
    DL – Freeman
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Odorizzi, Nova, Severino
    RP – Melancon, Neris, Maurer, Britton

    Thanks in advance. And I appreciate the tips on how to make my questions more informative as to league size, number of positions etc. I will do better!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fix your OF, or lose guys, and carry extra SPs 2. Yes, drop… Kepler, Melky, Zobrist, none are great, are streamers… Morrison’s better than all of them

      • john coakley says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Those corner guys like LoMo are better for sure. I just have a hard time getting them in my lineup unless i bench Puljos or Seager. It is a mess.

        • john coakley says:
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          @john coakley:

          …and i liked your optimism about this bunch earlier this morning when you thought this was a good ten team league contender LOL.

  122. Crime Dog says:
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    The big Paxton debacle. What to do with him. My pitching staff is pretty solid right now. But there is one other team’s staff that worries me. I really don’t know how much faith I have in him being healthy for fantasy playoffs (mid august through September) would you consider selling him for someone like Gerrit Cole or hold? I’ve already been shut down trying to piece him with Tomas for kluber, Dallas, c-mart and archer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think him Cole are about equal, b/c I think Cole will actually be around in Sept. Pax will be better than Cole while actually pitching tho

  123. Robert says:
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    Grey, 8 team NL only 5×5 Ops league. I am toward the top in all categories except saves. I have Ramos, Knebel and Hand for saves. I feel I could use one more closer. We play 5 outfielders. I have Polanco,Renfroe, Conforto, Altherr and Parra as starters with Pollock, Margot and Dahl on the DL. I also have Brinson on the bench. Would you trade one of my outfielders for Wade Davis? I could also trade for Seung Hwang Oh or another closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, OF for Davis, any of your starters

  124. Scuffy McGee says:
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    With McCarthy now dealing with Hill’s STD-like blister, would you pick up Chase Anderson or Jimmy Nelson in his place or just stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  125. Mr. Glass says:
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    I literally got a trade offer the second Segura went down of getting Story for Berrios. I have Cole(blah), archer, carrasco, & Ervin Santana as my main pitchers and I’m leaning toward doing it. Should I hold off to see what his injury is or just pull the trigger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Story

    • Mr. Glass says:
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      @Mr. Glass: I have Chris Taylor on the bench but don’t know how often he’ll play which hurts where I’m in a weekly

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Mr. Glass: that’s what i figured just wanted reassurance lol

  126. goodfold2 says:
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    30 team OPS added roto. i have DTD’arnaud and montero, have no idea why joseph not owned but him or montero? both are at league min and this year only contracts. not likely my waiver works here anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DTD’arnaud

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sorry, montero or joseph, i’m holding DTD’arnaud either way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          To-Jo

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: shit, again with the semi-accurate communication skills. that’s c.joseph (insert amish joke) the catcher vs montero the catcher. to-jo owned on long term contract by somebody. the surprising part about C-Jo not owned is lesser backup catchers are owned.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, that makes more sense… I’d go Montero

  127. Nightmare! says:
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    Love me some Sanchez Greylord! 2 bomski’s tonight already!

    Who would u rather own
    Tanaka or Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka, neither really

  128. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey G,

    OZuna or sano ROS? Sano K rate is concerning but he does haveOF/ 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  129. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    Need a pitcher: Straily or Guerra? Points league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  130. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    You concerned about Maeda? Would you be looking to move him or do you think he returns to last years form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes I’m concerned

  131. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league OBP..

    Morales another dinger. Hit 30 last year with 90 RBI, he def on his way to those stats..

    Drop any of these guys for Morales?

    Starters
    Grandal
    Alonso
    LeMeaheu
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bellinger
    JBJ
    Conforto
    A Jones

    Bench
    Freeman DL
    Hosmer
    Travis D
    Marte SUS
    Polanco

    Bauer

    Or A Sanchez who is in my DL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez, DL Freeman

  132. KillerB says:
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    @grey — how do you order these guys ROS:

    Straily
    Wainwright
    Lackey
    Shoemaker
    Jimmy Nelson
    Sabathia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Straily

      • KillerB says:
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        @Grey: who are the next two?

        @grey — how do you order these guys ROS:

        Straily
        Wainwright
        Lackey
        Shoemaker
        Jimmy Nelson
        Sabathia

  133. Shitwolf says:
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    Hey bro was trying to buy Desmond is Lester + Edwin Diaz too much? I could grab justin wilson to replace Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you my greydian angel… flying on my shoulder making fantasy dreams come true.

        When you wish upon an Albright
        Makes no difference who you are right?
        Anything your fantasy team desires
        Will come to you
        If your heart is in your team
        No request is too extreme
        When you wish upon an Albright
        As many of us do
        Fate is kind

  134. Earl says:
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    1) What do you think of give Khris Davis and get Cody Bellinger?

    2) if one needs catching help in 2 catcher 5×5 roto league, do you think it might be good to add Tom Murphy now since he is supposed to be back in like 2 weeks. I added Wilson Ramos already. There is not too much on waivers for catchers.

    Thanks muchly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Sure

  135. Frederick Key Bumps says:
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    10 man H2H league. I am in 5th place but only 4.5 games out of first. My team is in top 4 in all major batting categories but 3B is a glaring need.

    Currently starting Castellanos and only other 3B eligible player is Chris Taylor who platoons as a 2B/SS/MI along with Kinsler, Owings, C.Hernandez, and Segura

    Strength of my team is OF- Myers, K.Davis, Conforto, Bellinger, Hamilton, Owings, and Haniger (DL)

    Potential Trade Partner has a logjam of 1B occupying his UTL- Alonso, Cabrera, Bour, Abreu
    and
    Weak OF- Cain, Belt, Bautista, Piscotty,, McCutchen, Marot (DL) Braun (DL)
    3B- Sano, Nunez

    Is Bellinger/Myers/C.Hernandez too much or too little for Abreu/Sano.

    In this scenario, Nunez takes over as his staring 3B, leaving a void in his MI spot. I’m assuming his concern would be 1. Nunez is more valuable at MI and 2. there are no other 3B on his roster. Do I throw in Castellanos or send a better MI than Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like too much

      • Frederick Key Bumps says:
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        @Grey:

        Freeman/Myers/Lucroy/Hand for Arenado/Carpenter/Manaea?

  136. canes1996 says:
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    late night trade offer – 12 team dynasty – new to the league this year…id get Giles, Seager, Bundy, and Zimmer for Rendon, AJ Ramos, and Pillar. only hesitation is im almost in the money with Rendons hot bat…should do it and not think too much – right? … good thing the spelling bee is on tonight

    • canes1996 says:
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      @canes1996: @Grey and will zimmer ever play vs lefties this season? maybe I don’t do it – got Tallion on the bench

  137. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Due to my leaguemates’ impatience, my bench is deeper than deep: I have decision to make for tomorrow for my UTIL spot:

    Conforto @ home v. Cole
    Crush Davis @ home v. Porcello
    Trevor Story @ SD v. Clayton Richard

  138. m0se says:
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    give addison reed to get robbie ray + pujols? i’m middle of the pack for saves but i feel like this is too good to pass up on

    • William Hung says:
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      @m0se: anytime you can trade a closer for something of value, you take it

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @William Hung: i won’t go so far as to say blanket rule “trade closers all the time without stipulations” but if you can make up saves later or some other way sure in general it’s good. in some leagues it’s easy to beat people to new closers, in THOSE leagues yes, trade closers for other values you might need.

        • William Hung says:
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          @goodfold2: yeah true – the $12 salads are def worth more, but the donkeycorns and below, you can trade and make up saves through the closermonkey

  139. goodfold2 says:
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    WTF is this shit, i was expecting some runs against, but K’s GD’it! MEYER! i didn’t pick this guy up for a j.garcia start (ehehehe might want to be careful calling it that after only 4 innings with 1 ER)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: ok, getting better, 3 in 5. let’s get 5 in 6 to just shut my ass up.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: wow, very low whippy start for him. solid.

  140. The Harrow says:
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    if norris was available tonight WTF did they leave alvarez in there till they were losing, sociapath out his damn skull.

  141. Not the real Mel Rojas says:
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    15 team 5X5 mixed league. Log jam at 1b (Rizzo, Bour, Smoak) and looking for more steals and to shore up OF and pitching? Should I have enough faith in Bour to consider trading Rizzo (and one of Michael Fulmer or Danny Salazar) for Billy Hamilton, Matt Kemp and Chris Archer? Or would that just be silliness?

  142. Cutchamin says:
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    1. Should I trade Pindar for Odubel in 14 team roto league? I don’t reall need steals but I could easily flip Odubel if he improves.
    2. Should I trade Drury for Franco?
    Thanks all.

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