Chad Green was out there painting corners like he was on work release and someone decided the yellow curb needed to be yellower!  Green ball in the corner pocket is what he felt!  Green was dealing like a sad-looking, poker dealer at a poker room that is badly lit, which is known for having great dealers!  Green for the money, gold for the honeys!  Yesterday, Green was the envy of the league, though not a shizzton happened, admittedly.  He threw 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Jays.  Because his name is Green!  Nah, that’s prolly not the reason, but it’s an interesting thought.  Green has worked well in the minors (1.52 ERA in Triple-A), and gets strikeouts (9.5 K/9) with his mid-90s MPH fastball, and cutter.  At this point, I’d still rely on the Stream-o-Nator with him for shallower mixed leagues, but I could see a flyer on him in keeper leagues for a chance there’s something here moving into 2017.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Rodriguez – A spokesman for A-Rod said he will not play for any other team this year.  Unless, of course, you consider playing for another team the buff girls at the strip club.

Brett Gardner – Out again yesterday after fouling a ball off his ankle on Friday.  Gardner’s been pretty awful this year, which is what you say.  I reply, he hasn’t been good, but, on our Player Rater, he’s been better than Sano, Josh Harrison, Tulo, Kimbrel, Archer, Justin Upton and Lorenzo Cain, to give you a fruit basket of apples and oranges.

R.A. Dickey – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.51.  I’d contend the Mets trade of Dickey to the Jays is a top five move by that organization.  Of course, when compared to how they’re still paying Bobby Bonilla’s salary and traded a prospect by the name of Nolan Ryan, Altuve’s hurdling that bar.

Danny Salazar – Will return from the DL on Thursday.  That gives Clevinger the ax.  NOOOOO!!!  RUN!!!

Josh Tomlin – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Solid bounce back start from Tomlin, who had surrendered 14 ER in the previous 8 2/3 IP.  Homers allowed is still a big problem for him.  He leads the majors with 29 HRs allowed, followed closely by Kennedy/Dickey, which sounds like revenge porn if Marilyn Monroe were still alive.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (32).  JB and I go over Rajai on the podcast that’s coming later today.  You are so excited.  Yes, you are!

Steven Wright – Aiming to return from the DL next Tuesday in Tampa.  After the game vs. the Rays, Steven Wright will be performing at the Chuckles Emporium.

Drew Pomeranz – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.99 and 4.59 on the Sawx.  Usually I don’t list both, but I think it’s necessary with Pomeranz.  This start was at Progressive Field, which would’ve insured that I sat Pomeranz.  According to the Stream-o-Nator, things don’t get better for his next start either.  I’m currently watching Keeping the Faith with Stiller, Norton and Dharma sitting next to a life-size cutout of Faith Evans, and I still have no faith in Pomeranz.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .312.  Before the game, the Indians honored Ortiz by donating $10,000 to a local recreation program in his name.  Then, to honor Ortiz, the children at the local Cleveland recreation program spent the $10,000 on dookie-phat, Ortiz-like gold chains.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Jackie Bradley Jr. sounds like a Boston person, right?  Only Jackie Bradley Jr. would be a white female who tells her daughter to say she’s her sister, once used hairspray to ward off an attacker and would be played by Melissa Leo in her biopic.

Michael Fulmer – His rest-of-the-season workload was discussed yesterday with Ausmus saying, “He’s making it exceedingly difficult for us to keep his innings down.  If he keeps going nine, it’s not going to resolve itself.”  At that point, a coach should’ve leaned in to Ausmus and said, “Psst, you are the one that decides how long he pitches for.  If you don’t want him to go nine innings, you can take him out of the game.”  Then Ausmus could’ve put his hands by his head and mimed an explosion.

Miguel Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with a biceps strain.  During the game, he had it wrapped in ice, kinda like how he keeps his cervezas.

Daniel Norris – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 3.47.  Damn, what was his expected ERA in that game?  7.50?  (Yes, I could look it up, but it’s more fun to guess.)

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .305.  He had a freak injury this year, and has performed when he’s been on the field.  What I’m getting at?  If he drops far next year, just because he missed some time, then I’m gonna be a Just Dong buyer.  For those that found us in Google from searching for “Dong buyer,” welcome!  We won’t judge you here.

Ian Kennedy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  On a day three of the top starters for home runs allowed pitch, and I have .190 or lower on all my fantasy teams.  Yes, this is about me.

Garrett Richards – Will begin a throwing program.  For those keeping track, he should’ve went for Tommy John surgery on May 7th.  He’s now on pace to make a go of it in the Arizona Fall League and Tommy John surgery will follow around December.  Good use of your time, Richards!

Mike Trout – 1-for-2 and a slam (23) and legs (20), hitting .311.  Still the King of Slam and Legs, which is the drawing I’d make on a Denny’s placemat if they left behind crayons from the last customer.

James Paxton – Won’t start on Tuesday after all, and now appears headed to the DL.  You thought you were getting a two-start pitcher, instead you got a ziplock bag of apricots that your grandmother packed you.  In his place will be Ariel Miranda, who requires me to say, “You have to right to remain silent and not stream him.”

Felix Hernandez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks in Anaheim.  Seems like F-Her always does well in the Big A!  Which might be NC-17, depending on the taste level.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 30th homer.  Next year, February Grey is going to say something like, “Cruz is the safest bet for 30 homers in baseball,” and then Cruz will finally be jinxed.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.14.  Okay, but imagine how bad it would be if he were in the AL.  That would’ve been a 1 IP, 8 ER game.  Little consolation?  Yeah, didn’t think so.

Denard Span – 3-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .263.  Denard says your Ben Revere comparisons show your typecasting needs work.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-5 and his 13th homer, but 1st homer on the Giants, as he hits .222 for his new club.  Can’t say I’m completely surprised the Regression Fairies followed him to San Francisco.

Tyler Glasnow – Left his rehab start with renewed shoulder discomfort.  That’s baseball speak for “Shut down for the year, pray his career isn’t derailed.”

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer as he batted eighth.  Brocktune!  I mean, I love that he produced, but I almost wish he wouldn’t do anything because he keeps making C**nt Hurdle look smart batting him in front of the pitcher.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  Is there anyone more money at home?  I’m glad you asked!  He entered play yesterday at home with a 4.43 ERA.  So, I’m gonna say, no, he’s not money, he’s kinda like what my aunt sent me.  Let me explain, she mailed me a lottery ticket back in May, but I just opened it.  Hey, you answer hundreds of comments a day and see if you can answer your mail promptly.  Since I don’t play the lottery, I didn’t know what this ticket was, so I looked up the date on the ticket and the numbers matched.  Seriously.  They matched.  I lost it; I’m rich, bitch!  Little did I know, she sent me a printout of the winning lottery numbers.  Is every aunt crazy?  I think she’s running some kind of Nigerian “Congratulations you won ten million, now send me a million” scam on me.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his fifth home run in the last nine days.  Well, that’s pretty hot.  He’s like the Florida version of Neil Walker.  I will call him, Needs A Walker.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (7) and double legs (11, 12).  He’s hitting around .300 in the last week, but wasn’t doing it with much power until yesterday.  If you remove the apostrophe from the previous sentence and move the S to hitting, that could also describe my mornings.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and his 2nd home run in the last three games.  Damn, wasn’t he just hot?  I thought we were done with this schmotato, but it looks like he’s heating it up again.

Shin-Soo Choo – Hit the DL with a fractured left forearm.  Earlobe.  I’m answering you.  You were thinking what hasn’t Choo injured in some way in the last two years.  Earlobe.  But there’s always next year.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Since Beltre dedicated that homer to Prince Fielder, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the guy that got the Prince tattoo, though I think that’s of the artist formerly known as.  Or Rerun from What’s Happening.

Martin Perez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  That would’ve made a nice stream, but if I ever see Martin Perez on any of your fantasy teams, I will slap the Martin right out of your fantasy.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and actually was left in to play the whole game.  Hot schmotato alert!

Max Scherzer – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.95.  Nobody comes into Coors and escapes with their dignity.  No dignity, no doubt.  Gettin’ paid is Scherzer’s forte.  Each and every day, true player way.  Except in Coors.  No dignity, no doubt.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .331.  Damn, I wonder how good my jokes would be if I had Lasik.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .255.  He’s in Coors, where Dante Bichette was a .340 hitter.

DJ LeMahieu – 4-for-4, 1 run, hitting .337.  He’s a .275 hitter.  Not even joking.  He’s hitting near-.380 in Coors.  That’s what Coors does!  And makes you pee a lot.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer.  He has nine homers in the last ten games.  Every other hot hitter can eat a bag of phallic-shaped Cheetos.

Ken Giles – Activated from the paternity list.  Kind of a jerk move to name his kid, GregersonandHarrissuck.  Especially since it was a girl.  Honestly, I wouldn’t mess with Will Harris after Googling him.

Yulieski Gurriel – Was promoted to Triple-A after hitting .118 with no extra base hits in Double-A.  Keep hitting like that and he’ll fit right in with all other Astros prospects called up this year.

Lance Lynn – Starting a rehab assignment in High-A Palm Beach.  He’ll be playing toss with Tiffany Trump at Mar-a-Lago and hitting off a tee with Eric Trump.

Miguel Sano – MRI on his elbow came back clean.  In related news, his elbow is a germaphobe.

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .256.  He has four homers on the year.  Betts nearly hit that many in two separate games this year.  Doubt d’Arnaud’s d’Elbow is all d’way back.  Either that or they should put “d’Arnaud’s power” on the side of a milk carton.

Neil Walker – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 22nd homer.  July/August Neil Walker hasn’t seen anyone this hot since April Neil Walker.

Welington Castillo – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .264, as he returned from the bereavement list, which followed his trip to the paternity list, but it’s not as bad as it sounds.  There were complications, but his little Tournedos of Boeuf is doing well.  Speaking of which, is there anything bearnaise sauce can’t make better?

Chris Owings – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th steal, hitting over-.450 in the last week with three steals.  Owings does tend to go on tears like this.  Just don’t drop anyone too good for him, otherwise in a week you’ll have cheek tears.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Yes, three more homers than Beltre.  Hey, you’re the one not owning him.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  I had no faith in Ray, but did stream and am happy with the outcome.  To be honest, I was expecting anywhere from 3 IP, 7 ER to 9 IP, 0 ER, 12 Ks.

Cody Reed – Demoted to the minors.  You know shizz is pear-shaped when a guy gets demoted with two weeks before the minor league season ends, and, even worse, it’s by a team that is playing for nineteen after twenty.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .171.  To think, I drafted Schebler instead of Duvall in Tout Wars.  Or better yet, to not think.

Billy Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a knee contusion.  That could be an issue, or it could be nothing, but I don’t know and I’m currently stalling in this sentence to find out how serious it is, but there hasn’t been…any…updates.  Ugh, oh well.  I tried.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .281.  OZUNA hit ball far.  OZUNA wonder if that’s the same way Giancarlo hurt his ball.  OZUNA also wonder if it’s been 24 straight hours that Grey’s thought about Giancarlo’s groin.

David Phelps – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  So far — or sofa if you’re a furniture salesman — the Stream-o-Nator has a Pineda-sized woody for Phelps, and hasn’t been wrong.

John Lackey – Experienced shoulder tightness in his Sunday night start, but says he’ll be able to make his next start.  I own him in a weekly league, so here was me yesterday, “Lackey says he can start, so I’m gonna take his word for it.”  *goes to team page, sees he’s going to Coors*  “I’m going to bench him this week.”

Rich Hill – Moved to the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Arizona rather than making his rehab start in Oklahoma City, because his blister is still bothering him.  I’m beginning to think Rich Hill and his blister are doing a remake of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

   
  1. muskysmell says:
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    Lasik joke was hilarious!!

    In all seriousness, people should make automatic speculative adds if a player ever gets Lasik. I took a cheap flyer on Gausman and picked up Ramos early in the season as soon as I heard that either dude had gotten Lasik in the offseason. Add first and think later. Worst case scenario, you just drop his ass (Gaus) or best case scenario they carry you to the promise land (Ramos).

    On a related note, can we force Abreu to get Lasik in the offseason? I know he doesn’t need it, but just in quesadilla.

    HA. Great stuff as usual Mr. Tree Fiddy Shades of Grey.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @muskysmell:

      I also added Ramos after I read about him having Lasik..Dude was all psyched how much better he was seeing the ball in the Spring, so I figured why not and it certainly has paid off!

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        dude, internet high five!

        I know a lot of people are writing him off as being a one-hit wonder since he’s tantalized for so long with middling results, but it really seems like the Lasik made a huge difference for him. I’m definitely keeping him in my keeper league just in case the “new Ramos” is here to stay.

      • JashFath

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        @Malicious Phenoms: Yeah, I did the same thing and then dropped him after he was hitting .235 after four games and figured “Grandal will be better and I don’t need 2 catchers in this NL-only (or ever).”

        That worked out well.

    • Cram It says:
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      @muskysmell: I fell for that a couple of times, with Dan Uggla and Joe Mauer. So there’s that side too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: Ha, thanks! What are the rules on forcing eye surgery on strangers? I think it’s legal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: Oh, and not to be a bummer, but Brian McCann got all new eyes at one point and I think he’s still kinda bleh

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: McCann also had a lot of issues with the surgery too – I think he was even put on the DL at some point

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe he shouldn’t have gotten Lasik at a Sam’s Club

          • Cram It says:
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            @William Hung: There are a few cases where Lasik actually backfired and damaged some careers.

  2. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    12 team h2h category league, both adam eaton and lorenzo cain are available. Would you drop duvall or hernan perez for either and or both? Thanks.

  3. Noam says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Are you starting Hendricks in COL this week?

    • Noam says:
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      @Noam:

      Also, would you use a number one waiver claim on Heyward in a 15 team dynasty league? Not dropping anyone of significance

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Noam: Meh on Heyward, but why not?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Noam: He’s been SO good, but I would have an uneasy stomach about it. If you have the option to bench him, I would do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Thanks! I am, because I have to, but not confidently

  4. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    And the GOLD medal for the best sports blog goes to the one and only, Grey Albright!! What a GREAT write-up today, me over the inter webs amigo!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ferris says:
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    Starting Salazar on Thursday in a max IP league?

    • Noam says:
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      @ferris: I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: Agree with Noam

  6. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    green had a start just like that in his first one, and went right on to be awful in the next 1 or 2. not to take away from his possible long term value, but i’m done streaming that guy in redrafts. i got lit up in around 5 leagues after his 1st great start. it’s not like with berrios, who was at least a highly ranked prospect. (i’m not saying to stream berrios any more this year at this point either of course).
    gotta bench 4 of these ROW:
    1. keuchel vs STL (14)
    2. quintana @ CLE (2.8)
    3. e-rod @ BAL (-12, but he’s been a LOT better than any of his SON numbers for at least a month now)
    4. bundy vs HOU (-1.4, but he can’t be a bench at this point against anybody except @ COL i’d think)
    5. ray @ SD (18.3)
    6. guerra @ SEA (no number yet in SON)
    7. keuchel @ BAL (5.8)
    8. hammel @ COL (for some reason SON shows mike montgomery starting here, but i can’t find any news indicating that to be true)
    9. e-rod @ DET (-23.2)
    gotta think the 2nd e-rod and hammel at COL are 2 of the benches.

    also, a question, as RCL’s being in espn you might know this. in this league we get 10 max starts a week, but if i have 5 of them on last day of the week (sunday, it’s h2h), and i’m at less than 10 at start of sunday, would i be able to go over 10 starts on sunday, or does it just stop at the 10th game when that 10th start game time starts on sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: I hear ya on Green… 7, 8, 9, 3… I’d imagine you can go over on Sunday as long as you enter at 9 starts

  7. greys butt hair says:
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    Trade just went down in our 10 team league is it veto able?

    Team in 2nd gives J Abreu/N syndergard/H Pence
    Team in last gives M Napoli/A Jones/Y Darvish/M Osuna/T Thornburg

    Keeper (3 only) only player kept will be syndergard in round 20.

    Thoughts please

    • greys butt hair says:
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      @greys butt hair:
      Sorry Holds league too

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        personally I would not veto it. 20th round syndergaard is pretty nice, although I doubt I would ever keep a pitcher in that format. Bad trades happened on the time even in the major leagues, I’m looking at you Shelby Miller. Nobody likes crappy trades right near the deadline between near first and last place teams. If you think the ninth place team is looking to the future, then all is well. If not, it might be time for a different league…

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @greys butt hair: If there isn’t obvious collision, its not a veto.

    • Cram It says:
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      @greys butt hair: A little lopsided but he’s getting the only keeper out of it. Makes sense for the last place guy.

  8. JakeTPE says:
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    Forming preemptive prayer hexagon for Salazar. All Salazar owners can comment below to join the hexagon. BYOC. Holding hands recommended but not required. We’ll just stick you on the outside of the hexagon. So it’s better to hold hands.

    Oh, and thanks for the great write-up Grey!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Stop tickling my palm with your finger.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: That was *your* palm?!?!

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JakeTPE: You say that to all the boys dont you.

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Well, only the best-looking ones.

    • rapscallion13 says:
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      @JakeTPE: just finished lighting a few candles for Salazar. Ready to start a two day fast.

  9. Tigres says:
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    thanks Grey. Are we starting Strasburg @ COL?

    And seriously – just how bad is this blister? Now I’m really getting curious. Can we get exclusive blister pix up on Razzball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: I am… As much as I’m a fan of look at other people’s blisters, I’m not sure I can secure a photo of Hill’s

  10. Joeg414 says:
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    Are we giving Skagg another chance tomorrow vs Sea? Hoping for a QS with K’s .

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Joeg414: Two good starts followed by two bad, including one against the Mariners. I want to see a good start out of him before I use him at this point.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joeg414: I’m starting him…With Zero Fucks Given

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: I own him and am starting him

  11. Scott says:
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    Grey, are you starting Duffy @ detroit today? He’s been rolling but the tigers hit lefties well.

    Also, hosmer has sucked for about 3 months after a good start. Would you use Judge at DH over him? The 0-fers and 1 for 4 (single with no other counting stats) are killing me. Royals scored 11 on sunday amd hosmer went 1 for 5 (single /nothing else). The dude just hits too many ground balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I am, especially with Miggy out (hopefully)… Yeah, bench Hosmer

  12. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as usual. A few questions.

    A) do you drop Glasnow right now in redraft leagues to pursue a guy like chad green or other streamers moving forward?
    B) which catcher do you like ROS: Sanchez, Gattis, grandal
    C) there is no C

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: A. Yes …..B. Grandal (Sanchez right now though)

  13. Bigfoot's Dick says:
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    Rajai, Kiermaier or Orlando ROS?

  14. Slim

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    The knock on the Astros prospects makes me a sad emoji. Could be a scary team next year, either for the opposition or for my batting average again. I haven’t quite figured out which yet though. At least I still have Hader and Velasquez to look forward to. Oh wait…

    I’m still holding Mengden for next year ’cause I figure he’ll be pretty solid simply due to the fact that the Stros traded him away, for Kazmir. Although truth be told he’s been pretty good since being sent back down to AAA. Just struggling with pitch count mostly.

    Question… umm… OK next year, Mengden or Strahm? I guess 1st off do we think Strahm is even a starter next year? I hear good things about how his change-up has progressed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slim: I’d love to see Hader come up this year, any chance? I should remember to ask JB on the next podcast… Mengden, but neither are moving my needle

  15. Jon A says:
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    Shoemaker or Moore for the rest of season?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Jon A: For what it’s Werth, I kept Shoe and cut Moore JUST because of pitching styles.

      If you are a nerd like me, look at Moore’s pitch by pitch and see how he gets himself into bad counts. This leads to his high walk rate and impacts his hard hit %. Shoe has done a better job keeping ahead of hitters, in comparison.

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    start Ivan Nova @ SF tomorrow?

  17. MattyIce says:
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    Which of these guys hits the most HRs the rest of the season?

    Bruce, JD Martinez, Pujols, Duvall, Betts or Goldy?

  18. papasmurf says:
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    I passed over W Ramos to draft Trevor May, whose SP eligibility is a big advantage due to my league settings. I gambled he would last another round. He didn’t.

    Great move there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: May was able to balance out that SP eligibility advantage

  19. Wywyz says:
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    At this point is it safe to drop both Nola and Glasnow?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wywyz: In a redraft yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: Agree with F

  20. Chris says:
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    H2H points league:

    For some reason someone dropped K-Rod. My closers are Giles, Diaz and Ottavino. Who should I drop for him….or should I hold?

  21. Chris says:
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    Odubel Herrera or Aaron Judge ROS in a points league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Judge for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  22. Pat says:
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    Drop Bregman for Phelps? Could use the extra arm with Pax likely headed to the DL. I have Sanchez, Sano as bench guys….

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pat: I wouldnt..got to be another option you could drop

      • Pat says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks…I have Kersh, Pollock on the DL, its why I can’t slide Pax there. I picked up Musgrove last week don’t think hes droppable. Maybe Jim Johnson since Viz is coming back this week..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Did Pax officially hit the DL?

      • Pat says:
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        @Grey: Not yet feel like its inevitable, though.

  23. Branta says:
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    Hey yaw, hey yaw, hey yaw, hey yaw Grey! I like the way you worked it.

  24. Cram It says:
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    Martin Perez is on my Scout fantasy team and I deployed him, equal parts because he’s the last healthy starter I have and he gets two starts. I stopped looking after he let up a run in the first inning so it was a pleasant surprise this morning. I haven’t even looked to see who his next opponent is this week. Don’t tell me! He pitches better that way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, Martin Perez is one of those pitchers, “He’s not good, but he does have a rotation spot.”

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Exactly. This point in the season, any warm body will do! I gotta shape that up a little more next year. Last year was worse, but I still find I’m short on guys actually playing this time of year. Injuries don’t help of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was hurt this last week between Giancarlo, and Nationals and Cubs going to Coors (I have Hendricks, Lackey and Strasburg)…. Down now 91-88, treading water like Jack Dawson…

  25. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Holy shit, it’s a blister. STOP PICKING AT IT!

  26. Phil of the Future says:
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    I got the news on Pax, like, 10 minutes after weekly lineups locked. WTF GUYS SERIOUSLY!! I’m fighting for a playoff spot over here!

    And to answer your question from yesterday, yes I did do something this weekend. Packed up the family and went to our rich friend’s pool. It’s been so damn hot in NJ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah, my mom said it’s crazy hot there, Cougs and I are headed there next week, hope it cools off a little by then

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It should. I’ll see what I can do.

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: What a TOTAL LOSER!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I can’t wait til he’s firing out tweets from the oval office trolling world leaders. It’s gonna be hilarious!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So awesome!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Pence is all “I really don’t think you should send that Mr. President. You can’t say that about another Head of State.”

                Trump: “Too late!”

                Pence: “FML”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  C’mon, Pence, it’s Fantasy Master Lothario

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Stupid Pence….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All I know is Mike Pence is not a gangly manbird and refuses to force anyone to make a wedding cake for two manbirds that want to marry

          • NickfromtheRoc says:
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            @Grey: Do you guys think that was the actual Brandon McCarthy replying to this tweet as well? Donald Trump, Seth Rogan, McCarthy… I need to get onto twitter apparently…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, prolly

  27. dude says:
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    Green or E. Rodriguez in keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Ed-Rod

  28. Rondo says:
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    I have to make room to get Salazar off the DL and back in my lineup. Who gets the ole’ proverbial axe (ax?) from the squad below in a 10-team H2H Points league?

    C- Realmuto
    1B/3B – Rizzo, Machado, Pujols, Beltre
    2B/SS – Murphy, Tulo
    OF – Martinez, Spinger, Zobrist

    Bench
    Nunez, Schoop, Segura, Kepler, Dahl

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rondo: Nunez. You don’t need that many MI’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Agree with Cram

  29. Scott says:
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    After Max’ performance last night, I feel sorry for Atlanta when he faces them this Saturday.

  30. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team Weekly 5×5 roto. My SP is not so good this week. I have Sale (bad recently), Hendricks (at COL), Fulmer (vBOS)and Robbie Ray (@SD, but who knows what you will get)definitely starting. And those are the good ones. Then I have to choose from the following for the other three slots.

    2-start Bradley (@SD $3.4 and vATL $1.2)
    2-start Folty (vMIN $5.5 and @ARI -$0.7)
    2-start Cashner (@CIN -$0.8 and vKC $8.0)
    2-start Manaea (@TEX -$11.7 and vCLE -$3.0)
    Rodon (@CLE $0.2)
    Shipley @SD -$2.3)
    Hellickson (vSTL $1.1)
    Liriano (@CLE -$1.8)

    I know, not great options. Can you give me your top three (with a fourth guy also)? Leaning towards Bradley, Folty and Cash. Or should I use Ottavino instead of a SP this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Bradley, Folty, Cash…Pretty terrible

  31. Slimcompoop says:
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    I may have missed it in one of your posts last week, but forgot to ask…how was Antiques Roadshow in Palm Springs?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Check out last week’s pod. Grey tells JB all about it!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: So disappointing about the jewelry box:( One would think that if you had tickets for Antique”s” Roadshow, you wouldn’t have to wait in line all day?

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Slimcompoop: I admittedly have a chub for Nomar Mazara even though he hasn’t done anything for me since June 1st (i.e., that’s probably why I”m not making the playoffs). Anythehoo…where do see Mazara being drafted next year?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Maybe around 120 overall

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Think Conforto this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The whole thing was one giant line, we could’ve stood in line for 7 hours for certain things

  32. Dg says:
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    Reynaldo @braves or Chad green @angels

    Start harrel vs Oakland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dg: Lopez…Harrell is not safe at all, but if you need it

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    Flores, or Ryon Healy for a short term fill-in at 3B? All categories other than SB are important.

  34. Jon says:
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    Can any of these guys still help me in 2016? Trying to manage my DL in an NL only.

    Aledmys Diaz, Wacha, Joe Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Diaz can

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Diaz worth a stash in a 10 team mix league as well right, prob a dumb question…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is

  35. Chicken Dinner says:
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    OZUNA MAKE VOODOO GIANCARLO DOLL. OZUNA GET GOOD AND GIANCARLO GET BAD. NO BOTH GOOD SAME TIME. OZUNA TIME FOR GOOD.

  36. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Really nice write-up! Too many good ones, just high-5 yourself.

    a. SNAFU city this morning, to wit (twit!), it took in excess of 3 hours for the return trip from base camp to the place where I held a meeting – 3 hours+ to travel a total distance of 60 miles! The things we do for love!

    b. So happy about Paxton’s start status for this week, so happy!

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 16)

    Horatio: Cut clean through.
    Tripp: Yeah. Driver’s license says he’s Russell Turner. Witnesses saw a motorcycle chasing him down here.
    Wolfe: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this much blood.
    Horatio: Yes, and judging from the blood pool, he was killed right here. This tile is damaged.
    Wolfe: Yeah, oval-shaped drops all over it, too.
    Horatio: That’s cast-off from a weapon. And the weapon strike happened approximately three and a half feet from the ground, where his torso would be, right? Can I see your magnifying glass? It’s a metal flake of some kind. Inconsistent with the tile.
    Wolfe: I’ll get that over to Trace.
    Dr. Loman: When I have you come in, stay on the paper, people.
    Horatio: Dr. Loman?
    Dr. Loman: Gradual deepening of the wound indicates the murder weapon entered the left side of his torso and exited the right.
    Horatio: – With little to no resistance.
    Dr. Loman: – Correct. Skin, muscle and spine.
    Horatio: Dr. Loman, what kind of a blade could do that damage?
    Dr. Loman: Let’s see. Slashing wound’s a foot deep. Mm, weapon sliced through bone like butter.
    Call me a few clowns short of a circus, but I’d say someone made quick work of him with a sword.
    Horatio: Hey, Travers, let me ask you something.
    Travers: What kind of messed-up world are we living in that a guy can’t go for a stroll without getting cut in half?
    Tripp: Same kind of world that keeps me employed, I suppose.
    Travers: I discovered something on the trace Horatio found in the tile.
    Horatio: Hmm, looks like three different kinds of steel. In layers.
    Travers: Now, the light splotches are ferrite, and the more ferrite present – The lower the carbon content in it.
    Horatio: – Right.
    Travers: And the dark regions I’d wager to be pearlite. A mixture of ferrite and iron carbide. There’s only one sword that uses these varying types of steel, folded over 20 times to create these three distinct layers.
    Horatio: Folded? So whoever made it had to heat the steel to make it malleable, then fold and hammer it. And the only weapon manufactured using this process is the Japanese katana.
    Tripp: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. So our murder weapon is a samurai sword? First that guy Travers is telling me our murder weapon’s a samurai sword, and now here you are taking a crash course on the Japanese mafia.
    Horatio: No, (cue the queue of sunglasses) more like a refresher.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: 3 hours for 60 miles? Were you riding an elephant? B. Haha C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. I wish I was riding an elephant, at least I’d know why I was going nowhere fast. No we drove in our Toyota 4X4 hard top land cruisers, only the road was not too kind.

        b. Would you rather have Neris or Grilli ROS? I’ve been flip-flopping with aplomb between the two of them. Neris pitches on odd days, Grill on even days. So it works out. Crazy, right? Actually to add to the fun added Pressly to the mix. All three have been pretty good for WHIP, Ks and ERA.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. How many times a day do you think you could die? B. Neris

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Ha!

  37. AJ says:
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    Morning Grey, better pick up Benintendi or Paulo Orlando? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  38. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Jameson Taillon tonight v. Giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  39. Five-On-One says:
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    Rajai for JoFer. Needs-based, but everything else being equal, which side for ROS. How much will JoFer sit for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer is about to get shut down, but it’s apples and oranges, Rajai is a platoon player

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Is Jo-Fer getting shut down or just having a start or two skipped?

        Just received the following offer: Jo-Fer + Todd Frazier + Elvis Andrus + Alex Reyes for Rajai + Belt + Robbie Ray + Manaea

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He shouldn’t throw more than 175 IP, so that’s about 6 more starts…Frazier is better there though

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Grey: For me, Frazier would replace Belt and Jo-Fer would replace a streamer and Andrus could step in for Rajai. Hit accept, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, go for it

              • Five-On-One says:
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                @Grey: Thank you for the time and advice.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  40. JoeG414 says:
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    Sopranos quote of the day
    Silvio Dante : “You’re only as good as your last envelope.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice!

  41. Abe Froman says:
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    Rough day of fantasy managing, really hate the early afternoon weekly locks.

    Dropped Wellington Castillo before his most productive day in months and inserted James Paxton into my rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  42. Jim says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was proposed Colome for Hammel. I’m trying to push to get Dellin instead.

    Here is my pitching situation… ( 12 team h2h)

    SPs: Jon Gray, Chris Archer, Hammel, Shipley, Stroman, Fulmer, Ray, Weaver, Happ, Conley

    RPs: Rodney, Diaz, Barrett, Ramos

    If I can’t get him to change his mind of Dellin, do I pull the trigger on Colome for Hammel? I’ve been burned a few times this year on trading SPs for closers. Don’t that to to happen again.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shouldn’t ever trade for closers unless desperate…For Colome is not good even if desperate

  43. Jon A says:
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    Please name me 3 RP to choose from that i can use to help my era, whip k/9 instead of streaming garbage.

    only closers are taken so 99% of Relief pitchers are available..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough, Nate Jones, Felipe Rivero

      • Jon A says:
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        @Grey:

        Carl Edwards Jr?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you like

  44. matt says:
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    Am in standard 5×5 22 team league..preparing for next year…been offered 7$ Villar for 25$ Machado and 5$ Jankowski….. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  45. Will says:
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    in a 12 team, head to head, keeper league

    Gregory Polanco or deGrom?

    I am always hesitant to keep SP’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  46. Dr Sauce says:
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    In an ESPN head to head keep forever league (keep any 6 no penalties) would you trade my Stanton and Story for his Bogaerts.
    Context- currently in 1st place and already have Betts, Rizzo, Goldy, Bryant, Springer, Syndergaard, Odor, Yelich – so keepers not an issue.
    Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks in above scenario do you prefer Bogaerts or Corey Seagar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bogaerts

          • Dr Sauce says:
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            @Grey:
            Awesome thanks! If Bogaerts owner not interested would you take Corey Seagar instead?
            Cheers!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would

              • Dr Sauce says:
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                @Grey:
                Great; thanks for guidance!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  47. Five-On-One says:
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    Can you rank Conley (currently on DL), Alex Reyes and Robbie Ray for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Reyes

  48. Bobbo says:
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    Start josh Harrison @SF (samardzjia) $1.3 or Devon Travis @NYY (Pineda) $-2.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  49. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi there Grey rocker

    Do you think D. Phelps will be in rotation ROS?

    And is there enough talent to be a late bloomer (not boomer like you and me) say like a Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Phelps is in the rotation…Yup, has talent, not the talent of two of the best SPs of the last 20 years

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Probably a reach with those 2, but you know the history–there have been a lot of talented SP who really don’t get it together until late 20’s. Any compos to Phelps?

        Also is Gausman only destined for greatness with a move to the NL?

        • Gigorilla says:
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          edit – comps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be nice if Phelps puts together a few 3rd SP type years… Gausman is 25 years old, Phelps is 29; Phelps is Cliff Lee/Halladay and Gausman is a lost cause?

          • Gigorilla says:
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            Not at all wordsmith. I like Gausman a lot, it’s just that AL East thing. Read somewhere that he may be another Arietta.

            As for Phelps, I was trying to compare late SP guys who turn into #1/#2 types for 3-4 years.

            OUCH.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Last time Phelps started more than 15 games in a year, he had a 6 K/9, and he’s 29, I don’t expect huge things, maybe a useful middle of the road starter

              • Gigorilla says:
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                You’re right.

                I do have an interest in post hype late developing starters who are slightly above average useful–they seem to help winning more than the hyped rookies, or innings limited guys as the last third of the season rolls around.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gausman is more post hype, late developing than Phelps who just seems late

                  • Gigorilla says:
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                    Agree.

  50. Bobbo says:
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    5×5 h2h
    Best streamer this week in your opinion?
    Cashner @ CIN $-2.6
    Anibal Sanchez vs KC $6.4
    Foltynewicz vs MIn $5.2
    Reynaldo Lopez @ ATL $5.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Folty

  51. Tio says:
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    Maurer or Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  52. ScottyB says:
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    any thoughts one way or another on streaming Shipley against the Mets at home tonight?

    Beat them nice and good last time out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t touch him

      • ScottyB says:
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        @Grey: much thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. PomPom says:
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    Great write up as always. I have to lose one of these OF in a redraft points league. Cain, Judge, O Herrera, Benintendi or Kelper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  54. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    What kind of bat would Danny Duffy merit these days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Polanco? Cain?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Shit, i wish i could get Polanco for Duffy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, me too, but who knows

  55. mrbaseball says:
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    Offered A. Bregman and Stanton for Springer and . McCullers in keeper league – what would you do gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Springer

  56. The Duke says:
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    My OF consists of Betts Cruz and Polanco. Should i drop my bench bat Dahl for Skaggs in a H2H league?

    • The Duke says:
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      @The Duke:
      Pitchers are:
      Sale
      Kluber
      Carrasco
      Darvish
      D. Duffy
      Hammel
      Taillon
      Shoemaker

      I feel like I can never have enough pitchers in this format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  57. Will says:
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    I have Contreras, Dahl, Bregman, and Taillon. I have to keep 1 rookie every year. My thought has been to keep Bregman, however do I keep hanging on to him for this season (on the bench) to keep him next year or drop him when I take Salazar off the DL?

    My other option would be to drop Musgrove or DeScalafini when Salazar comes off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop DeSclafani

  58. Dustyfingers says:
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    J Pederson, Kepler or Tomas ROS?

    Is Salvador Perez getting worn down by all of the playing time? Worth looking at Leon, Rupp or Contreras as replacments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler… Hold Perez

  59. PomPom says:
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    Do you like Leon or Gary Sanchez the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  60. Scott says:
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    Le Bouef or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  61. Scott says:
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    Would you drop Keon Broxton for Kole Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  62. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    The Brewers are using a player named Magnifico! Which is Italian for hot garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I believe Magnifico is their Italian Racing Sausage’s first name

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Haha

  63. Scott says:
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    That game was total weak sauce. 2 sac flies, wild pitch and a fielder’s choice. Cheapest set of 4 runs I’ve ever seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  64. Scott says:
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    Another iteration of the Double Down is getting all starry eyed about a so-so hitter in a double header. And ending up with a 1 for 12 on the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the sad consequences of eating too many Double Downs

  65. Jason says:
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    Would you start Shark tonight against Pitt?

    It’s a H2H league with the following cats:

    IP K/9 K/BB ERA WHIP W QS HRA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  66. Bobbo says:
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    How do you see Stanton projecting for next season as far as ranking? Do you still see him as a top tier bat? Keeper worthy obviously, right? Or not anymore? Seems many “experts” aren’t and wondered your thoughts. Where would you tentatively see him ranked, closer to Nelson Cruz than Mookie betts type of OF? Goddamn his injury hurts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly top 35…Close to Cruz, nowhere near Betts… Think where Chris Davis was ranked this year

  67. Raoul Duke says:
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    Prospector Ralph is pretty high on Kolby Allard, so this might be a question for him, but do you have a preference for one of Kolby Allard or Cody Reed long-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph, I have no preference at this point

  68. Lil Mookie Dook says:
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    Pick one for UT tonight- Semien @Harrell, Benentendi @Gallardo, Schoop vsE.Rod or [email protected]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  69. Jon says:
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    Zimmerman a top 30 pitcher down the stretch?

    Trade Cain for him or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  70. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    First pair of Skeletors arrived today. For you, I’ll sell for practically face value. I swear the leather is even softer than my gimp suit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s face value?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I paid 232, including the shipping. I’m debating on whether trying to sell the other pair sooner or later is better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why you selling them?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Well I meant one pair, def keeping the other for myself.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wish I could buy them, but Cougs may cut off my feet if I buy $230 sneakers

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: How much were those joints you wore at your wedding? They looked faaaancy.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh they were like $700… But she bought a $7,000 dress, no grounds to say anything

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Dang, yeah I’d still be holding that $6,300 balance over her for some dumb shit I wanted. Like a Dominic West autographed bottle of Jameson.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh my God! I want a McNulty Jameson bottle and I don’t even drink Jameson! How about a Bunk signed piece of driftwood? Too soon? (Yes, way too soon)

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Hahaha! I had to look up what you were talking about. Why is that story in news already?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cause Bunk just lost his house in a flood, I feel like a terrible person when clarifying

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Ha, I meant why do ppl know Bunk lost his house. I commend the joke.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh! Ha, prolly cause actors live on publicity and any way his agent can get it — I’m awful!

  71. Jon says:
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    12 team roto keeper League wins hr k Era whip k/9

    Carlos Martinez for Jose quintana

    Who needs to add if any.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, it’s fair

  72. ferris says:
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    In a Max IP redraft league in which one team has already exceeded the IP limit and the trade deadline has passed, how do I get the guy to drop his pitchers?

    Bet you never got this query before!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Break into his house, wrestle him to the ground and force him

      • ferris says:
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        @Grey: Anything short of going all “squeal like a pig” on him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  73. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves

    C Perez 1B Rizzo 2B Odor 3B Franco SS Lindor OF Betts OF Myers OF JD Martinez UTL J Upton BN Sano

    SP Archer, Duffy, Fulmer, Cmart, Taillon, Snell, Matz, Hill (DL)

    CL Colome, Thornburg, Maurer, Johnson, Ottavino

    1) It pains me to ask, but would you drop Justin Upton at this point? He had such a nice July, but has been absolutely awful this month. Available bats: Kepler, Pederson, Judge, Belt, Tomas, Jankowski, Jose Ramirez

    2) Do you think Vizcaino takes the closer job back when he returns. Currently own Johnson and Vizcaino is sitting on waivers.

    3) Based on the above roster construction, would you rather DL stash Pollock (299 wRC+ in his first 16 PA in the minors and likely back with the team in 2 weeks according to Hale) or a pitcher like Wheeler, T. Ross, Zimmerman, Street, Guerra, Bedrosian

    4) After his start versus SD today, Snell has tough upcoming match ups (BOS, @HOU, TOR, BAL)….hold or drop for one of the following pitchers: Bailey (MIA, LAD), Ray (@SD, ATL), Smyly (TEX, @HOU), Koehler (@PIT, KC)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Kepler 2. Probably 3. Pollock 4. Drop for Ray

  74. The Black Adder says:
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    Buyers remorse is beginning to set in. Traded Gionny, Taillon, and Giles for Scherzer in our H2H keeper. Am I being silly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: I win this year, but doesn’t he really win next year?

  75. Dommattingly says:
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    Grabbing Orlando. Dropping T. Austin or P. Alvarez?
    Thanks AGAIN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Austin

  76. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Tim Anderson or Dansby Swanson ROS in a deep 5×5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  77. Robert says:
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    Swanson or Arcia ROS h2h 10 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  78. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. sagnof, who do you like?

    jankowski (seems to have gone cold)
    rajai (king)
    neon keon

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      King

  79. Steve says:
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    Swanson! Atlanta’s future! Would you drop Heyward for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Austin a better drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  80. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Quintana for Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  81. Dg says:
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    Dropping judge, benitendi for Swansby

    Or drop Chad green

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green

  82. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Are the regression fairies going to keep Nunez at bay tonight, or should I start him vs. Taillon instead of Kang vs. Shark? I am leaning to start Kang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Kang, he’s been hotter

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: figured. Thanks! It’s been so long since I had a bench spot for a hitter. I haven’t had to make a decision since week 1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s crazy

  83. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Hey, Grey.

    Which two of Paxton, McCullers, and Guerra do you think I should hold in my 2 DL spots?

    Stage set for question: Ten team redraft H2H league, playoffs (2-week rounds) started this week. I have two DL spots with McCullers and Guerra in them. Now Paxton to DL, and he may not miss long being eligible to return 8/23. Guerra does not count against the 7-SP cap when he is on the active roster. Guys like that get a nice bump in value as you’re able to roster additional GS, so that’s a large part of my consideration.

    I’ll drop the odd man out and stream from that spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Guerra

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        Sorry your aunt tortures you. Tell her next time she might as well send you a wet towel and a bucket of water.

  84. Count de Monetball says:
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    Damn, the only Sanchez that needed to take Spanish 1 four times has two dingers tonight. Thanks for recommending him in the buy column last week…. Who da man? Fantasy Master Lothario of course…

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      BTW, SON has Taillon at $3.7 tonight at SF (Shark going agains). Really in need of W’s and ratio help, I am ahead of innings pitched pace by a moderate amount. (1250 max) 5×5 10-team, what do you think, sit him out for this one, or go for it. My starters are:
      Duffy,
      K. Hendricks,
      Carrasco,
      Bundy,
      Darvish,
      Taillon,
      Fulmer,
      F’n Price,
      C-Mart and
      Salazar. I definitely have the depth to be cautious with who I throw out there…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m starting Taillon

        • Count de Monetball says:
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          Well, I wasn’t going to start Duffy tonight earlier until I read you comment about Miggy being out and that you would start Duffy, so I did too. 7 2/3 1ER, 5 baserunners, 5K’s and in line for the W, so papa grey clearly knows….Thanks for the call on that one too BTW! I think I am probably going to do a last minute holy start/holy sit (switch back and forth) on Taillon!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, hopefully he works out cause I am starting him

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              At the current moment, I’m all in with the mustachio’d one, I will try to leave it that way, ha ha. When do you think they are going to shut him down for the season?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Don’t know his previous year IP and this year off top of my head

                • Count de Monetball says:
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                  He is at 121.2 IP on the year and missed 2014 and 2015 completely (0 IP) trying to help Dr. Freeze pay for his new island…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha… Gotcha, forgot about that… I gotta think they shut him down early Sept.

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              Well I was able to leave him in, C’mon Taillon!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Let’s go Taillon!

          • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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            @Count de Monetball: why would anybody bench duffy against anybody at this point?

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              Obviously because they are an idiot, thanks to Grey and his road map, I got to avoid idiot status today… Dude is on fire for sure…

              • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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                @Count de Monetball: fair enough. i’m not just talking, i grabbed him in deeper spots the moment he became a SP (back when it was only 3 innings or so the first time) as his RP numbers this year were just sick, and have started him everytime since. of course those are the kind of leagues in which you are happy to find pineda get dropped back in july in. i have duffy in 12’ers too, and grabbed him before those around here were asking about getting him (or were, but at time he went so few innings he wasn’t an add for 12’ers yet by and large)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  85. ThE sHiT says:
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    What to expect from Swanson? Drop Altherr for him? Seems like a glove first better real life player. Numbers in minors looked fine though…

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: bench bat/possible UTIL if he hits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love Altherr for him

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: love?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I got love for you

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey: i got love for you too!

  86. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    NL only. no ratios, just hits for AVG
    C contreras
    1b au rizz
    2B murphy
    3B rendon
    SS villar
    MI nunez
    CI adonis
    OF (4) marte/heyward/span/altherr
    util (2) hundley/blash
    BN joseph/parra/mercer
    DL fatt adams/pollock
    guessing parra is the drop for swanson?
    i’d still have 6 OF with blash/adonis/marte/heyward/span/altherr/contreras, mercer has been better than parra for a while. without dahl up of course parra would be a hold. cargo’s back now and parra’s playing time is probably about to be really shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Parra

  87. muskysmell says:
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    Mookie is Life. Mookie is Love.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  88. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    since when did feldman add K’s to his pitch selections?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just needed to MR it, apparently

  89. Blaster says:
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    In a keeper leauge would you rather have Benintendi or Swanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  90. Bobbo says:
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    If you really need the stats would you start Jon Gray vs. WSH $-9.9 despite the risk?

  91. ashtray says:
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    I’m thinking of offering both of my sons to get Mookie in exchange. Which side do you like?

    Also, I jumped right on picking up Swanson but, looking at his numbers, I don’t see much to get excited about. Swanson or Didi in a league including OBP and Ks?

    Only other viable SS on the wire is Aybar and maybe Wilmer Flores.

  92. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    20 teamer, drop which of kendrick/rosario/dickerson for franklin?

  93. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREY!!

    keeper league where id get to keep buxton for 4 more years and Bradley Zimmer for 7 years, who would you rather have?

    has buxton flamed out?

  94. Andy says:
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    Pick 3 please
    J upton
    Alex Dickerson
    Altherr
    Moreland
    Grichuk
    Pederson

  95. Jason says:
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    Is it time to drop Justin Upton? I keep playing him because hittertron says so, only to go 0fer over and over and over!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Jason: drop him, pick up a hot bat

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jason: only 2 spots i still have him is a 12 team dynasty, BUT having said that i’ve adjusted who i have in NA slots to be WAY more OF’ers than i had before, now with tapia/zimmer/b.phillips, in case he pulls a BJ upton and takes 2 years to adjust to league change. and also a 16 team dynasty. dumped in all non-dynasties, and maybe would’ve in AL only redrafts at this point (albeit only i could’ve found somebody decent, which isn’t easy)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also have cain sugar for CF in that 12 teamer, another reason to stash a bunch of CF/LF types.

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