Hey, Razzball Nation, you know it’s your favorite white boy, right?  I owe you this one.  I’ve been patiently waiting for Gregory Polanco to explode on.  You can pfft if you want but his ankles were rolled on.  It feels like Polanco has been hot for so long.  If you thinking he’s gonna fall off, you’re so wrong.  Take some Marte and Polanc and you mix them up in a pot, sprinkle a ‘little Hurdle not knowing who to bat where,’ and what you got?  You got the realest and illest batters, juggernauts of this fantasy shizz like it or not!  Seriously, I’ve been waiting all season to feature Polanco in a lede.  Yesterday, he rained some of his own fireworks on the 4th of who-lie (that’s how I pronounce it), knocking out two home runs (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers), and you might remember from my preseason rankings, this little beaut, “Two quick things:  Yes, I’m aware that Polanco is ranked insanely high in my rankings vs. other people’s rankings.  And, yes, I’m going to own Polanco on every team.  Confession Alert!  I had Polanco in the top 20 overall prior to seeing where others ranked him and moved him down a round.  I could’ve moved him down six rounds and still had him higher than everyone.  Polanco feels like an Arenado situation from last year.  By that I mean, I will say something to another fantasy baseball ‘pert like, “Do you like Polanco?”  They’ll reply, “Yeah, I love him.” I’ll follow up with, “Then why do you have him ranked 110 overall?”  They’ll answer, “I don’t know.”  Then my head will explode.”  And that’s me mic dropping.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jameson Taillon – Hit the DL with shoulder fatigue.  It’s pronounced fay-TEE-gay!  It’s Italian!  This totally sucks–Wait, Glasnow?!  Oh, the Pirates called up Steven Brault.  Damn, the Pirates are really teasing out this Glasnow thing, huh?  Bunch of clockblockers.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  Guess his shoulder issue from last year is only closer in the rearview.  No, I’m not saying that to only jinx him.  What kind of monster do you take me for?

Desmond Jennings – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Damn, and 2016 was shaping up as only his third worst year of his last five.

Alex Cobb – Cleared for his first rehab start.  If he comes back half as good as Chris Archer or Drew Smyly, then he’ll have an eight and a half ERA.

Matt Moore – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.54.  That’s two starts in a row now where he’s turned in Quality Starts, which means his next one will be an unmitigated disaster.  Hard science!

Ryan Garton – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Cedeno had worked two previous days, so this can usually be written off as nothing more than rest, but Garton had saves in Triple-A this year, and I know you’re a saves whore like moi, and I grabbed Garton in two leagues for s’s and g’s, which isn’t code for SAGNOF, but should be.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .248.  *looks in crystal ball*  Brad Miller has 24 homers in September?  Damn, that’s crazy.  *looks up from crystal ball*  Ugh, I forget to look at the future lottery numbers again.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .237.  With Morrison, this is not the Return of the Mack.  Jabba-jabba-jabbering, you lied to me, indecipherable jabbering, you lied to me, you lied to me, Logan Morrison, you lied to me.  You lied to me!  Return of the Mack.  I miss the days of trying to figure out lyrics.  My new favorite is Might Not by Belly.  I swear he starts that song, “Everybody around me saying Usher really likes cars,” I don’t care that Rap Genius says different.

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.28 as he was recalled from Triple-A.  That’s right, the Angels brought back up WCW Monday NiTro!  The Trop is more or less met with yawnplause, but could see using the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Michael Taylor – Optioned to the minors.  This move was hidden by its corresponding move of Jonathan Papelbon being activated, but ya know what I’m thinking, right?  How many midget clowns can get in a regular-sized clown car?  No, that wasn’t what I was thinking.  I was thinking Trea Turner has been playing center field and the Nationals just got one centerfielder lighter.  Oh, and Shawn Kelley is now useless.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21 as he was outpitched by Junior Guerra (7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93).  There’s something you don’t hear often.  I mean, the Nationals only face the Brewers a few times a year and when they do face them the chances of Scherzer and Guerra matching up–Well, you get the point.  Guerra has been worth owning in all leagues, though I would go one start at a time with him.

Trevor Plouffe – Hit the DL with a cracked rib.  I was always more of a Mad rib guy.

Byron Buxton – Missed yesterday with general soreness.  What if General Washington let general soreness stop him from invading the Virginia delta when the British tried to burn our tobacco crops to the ground?  Where would we be today?  We’d all be smoking Congress cigarettes and not Parliaments!  That’s where!

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  I might be the only person outside of Tyler Anderson’s immediate family that is interested in him, but his peripherals — or perfs, if you want to be cool with nerds and punched by everyone else — look downright tasty.  The Stream-o-Nator says he won’t start again this half, so I’m not adding, but I have a monocle on my cyclops.

Denard Span – Sounds headed to the DL with a sore neck.  Now can Trea Turner–Oh, wait, that’s the other Denard Span.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .289, and nothing else of note recently.  He could benefit from moving to the leadoff spot if Span is out for fifteen days, so I could see a preemptive add on Pagan.

Buster Posey – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Tipper Gore would mark the Giants’ lineup NC-17 because there’s a Posey right below the Belt.

Erick Aybar – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  You won’t get power every day, but he is hitting over-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .303.  ODB on a swarm!

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Not exactly breaking out like Trumbo, Mark not Dalton, but Franco’s not exactly the dog’s breakfast either.

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Five of the past seven starts have been Quality Starts.  Haven’t all been cakewalks either like the Braves yesterday.  He’s faced the Jays and the Cubs.  Maybe he’s not such a Jer-khoff after all.

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .278, but hitting near-.400 in the last week as he plants himself in the two hole, or in baseball vernacular, the Pujol.

Jose Reyes – Will be activated on Tuesday.  Hey, that’s today!  You snuck up on me.  Like Reyes with his wife.

Matt Harvey – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Maybe the Mets shouldn’t have pitched him for 200+ IP coming off Tommy John surgery.  Take note, Mets, for when you have to deal with this with Syndergaard and Matz in 2018.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in the past two games.  Liquor’s quicker, but a hot Grandy’s dandy.

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Sonavabench!  But he didn’t do anything all year, and I just assumed ma nish ta nah on July 4th!  Dah!

J.T. Realmuto – 4-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, and is seven for his last nine.  Catcher questions begin in 3, 2, 1…

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Will be activated to start Thursday.  Hmm, that seemed to come out of nowhere, but if he’s out on waivers, I’d grab him, but I wouldn’t start him for his 1st start back, unless you’re desperate.  Well, Ryu?

Julio Urias – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.95.  In three years, when Urias is the best pitcher in baseball, I’m gonna say, “See, and you thought when he had a 5.00 ERA he was done at 21 years old.”  And that’s me quoting future me!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Now, two games and two homers.  Yup, I grabbed him.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Puig didn’t like being taken to task by me for being garbage for the past two years.  Do it for another three months and we’ll talk.

Cody Reed – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.00.  Today, the Reds fired their pitching coach Riggins.  Will have to wait and see how the rest of the Hogs react.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .267.  Wow, for someone who had a .361 average leaving April, he’s fallen down to earth like a meteor in Mayan literature.  Salieri must be pumped.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .233.  Speaking of falling back to earth, Suarez is still dealing with the after effects of hitting .173 in May, while hoping he can make the Final Cut.

Javier Baez – 1-for-6, 1 run as he hit leadoff.  You know someone who has never hit leadoff?  Okay, yes, technically, you prematurely balding Razzball reader have never, but I was talking about Addison Russell (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer).

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was dropped to sixth in the order.  Turns out it was our Independence Day and the Cubs Independence from Dependence on Heyward Batting 2nd Day.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .309, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  So, he’s basically, a top two catcher within two and a half weeks?  Yeah, pretty much.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Nice to see Hendricks playing on July 4th, but too bad Joe Cocker’s dead.  The Cubs could’ve had a pregame Star Cocker Spangled Banner.

Dexter Fowler – As he rehabs his injury, it was reported that he ran zig-zags yesterday.  I really hope a coach was screaming serpentine.

Kris Bryant – Hit his 24th homer, then left after crashing into Albert Almora.  The world freezes.  My 1st round guy could be hurt.  I leave Cougs on the bed, she’ll have to watch TV for fireworks.  Then, I remember I don’t actually own Bryant anywhere.  The world continues.  Sounds like Bryant’s gonna be okay.

Yu Darvish – Made a rehab start and looked pretty bleh, but it was a rehab start and I’m not going to overreact.  Please get better fast!

Christian Vazquez – Optioned to Triple-A.  There goes the Sawx fan who says he doesn’t believe in God, but his catcher’s Christian.

Sandy Leon – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .500 and is now the Sawx catcher.  To answer your question — or kwestion if you’re trying to be cool — Leon is not really this good with the bat.

Brock Holt – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Since he returned from the DL, he’s 5-for-13 with yesterday’s homer, and he’s the type to get smoking hot — Holt Toddy?

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .306.  He’s pretty much on pace for his uze — 15/15, great counting stats.  That’s if he stays healthy.  In that ‘if’ is the universe of possibilities.  Or at least the possibility of yes, he will stay healthy, or no, he won’t.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer this week, hitting .271.  Shaw is your basic “You would have no interest whatsoever in him if he didn’t play for the Red Sox player,” which is usually abbreviated YWHNIWIHIHDPFRSP.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .296.

Aaron Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  Member that old woe is me, I’m so sad, I have AL East pitchers, boo-hoo the matchups?  Yeah, I grabbed Sanchez and I’m not dropping him until he’s either moved to the bullpen or does a number two in the bed.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 18th homer in the last 7 days.  No idea where I heard about this guy before.  Maybe it was me?  Nah, couldn’t be!

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Juicy gotcha crazy!  I’d say McCullers is a solid buy low, but his ERA is 3.57 and his K/9 is 11.2, are people really selling him low?  Oh, wait, every day I read comments asking if people should drop him.  Here’s my Lance McCullers sleeper from December.  Nothing’s changed except your Far Side calendar.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  For those with short-term memory, I was the only fantasy baseball ‘pert ranking Springer in the top 20 overall.  Though, those with short-term memory, don’t even remember their fantasy baseball password to check their team.

James Shields – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.67.  Big Game James might consider changing his nickname to Occasionally A Decent Game James.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .308.  What’s going with this strong bean?  He had 49 steals one year in the minors, and has never hit more than seven homers in any minor league season.  I mean, it’s cool, but I kinda have you for speed.

Chad Green – Here’s what I said yesterday, “11.5 K/9, 0.8 BB/9, 2.26, throws 94 MPH and had a 1.54 ERA in Triple-A with a 9 K/9, so obviously I’m a hardcore cyclops with a monocle on this guy, but he could get sent back down or to the bullpen.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Yesterday, Eovaldi was out of the bullpen and Green was announced as the Friday starter.  Yeah, you guessed it, I’m intrigued, y’all!  Also, on a side note, if the Yanks are looking to the future with Green, guess who’s next?  Mike Pagliarulo Jr.?  No!  I’m talking about Aaron Judge.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.48.  Four starts ago, his ERA was 2.20.  The last time CC went from 220 anything to 348, six shots of Patrón were involved.

Chase Headley – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I ask JayWrong about his infatuation with Headley on the podcast that’s coming later today.  It’s illuminating like a Terrence Malick denouement.

Starlin Castro – 4-for-4, 1 run.  He had been 0-for-12 in his last four games, so this could be the start of something, but it’s far from a sure thing, i.e., I wouldn’t jump in a car with John Cusack and drive across the country to grab him.

Archie Bradley – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.81.  Too bad Kevin Towers is no longer with the Diamondbacks, he’d trade away Bradley and make him into something on another team.  With GM Dave Stewart, he holds onto awful pitchers.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 1 run and two steals (14, 15), hitting .313.  Here we go, steals come in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .299, and hitting over-.400 in the last two weeks.  You don’t have to tell me twice, more like three times, but I dropped The Lisper’s Nightmare yesterday for Solarte.

Derek Norris – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, but left after being hit on a follow-through of a swing.  Also, yesterday, Daniel Norris (2 IP, 2 ER) left his start with an injury.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time two D. Norris’s were hurt on the same day since boom op, Donnie Norris, lowered the boom into frame while Dean Norris was on the toilet in a pivotal Breaking Bad scene.

Jordan Zimmermann – Hit the DL with a neck strain.  He suffered whiplash from so many balls getting smacked up the middle.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .302.  It’s the year of the Castell obviously.  You can’t fight literal translations.

Steven Moya – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .301.  If you need power and you’re not picking him up, you’re not paying attention, and since you’re not paying attention, I was the one that finished your milk.  Sorry (not sorry).

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Fireworks went off when his homer touched down.  Light-beige, areola-shaped fireworks.

Joba Chamberlain – Was designated for assignment by the Indians.  Joba had a 2.25 ERA, so there might’ve been more than meets the eye here.  He was ‘freed’ on July 4th and he’s one of the few players in the majors with Native American blood.  More like the Cleveland Self-Hating Indians.

 
  1. Emkay says:
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    Is Liriano droppable?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Emkay: he sure is..

  2. Chris says:
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    Is Mazara droppable in a 10 team mixed with 5 OF? He has been on my bench and has done nothing for a month. I could use that space for someone who I would use? Or do I hold? Not a keeper league. Thanks

  3. Savoy Special says:
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    Gattis or Realmuto ROS?

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Savoy Special: I just dropped Gattis for Real last night…..Catcher is so bad, why not take a shot…

  4. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Ryu gets the hapless Padres first start back. I think you gotta roll him out there, no?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: DING, DING, DING, there you go..Ryu stay’s on the bench..thanks man

    • @Malicious Phenoms: I wouldn’t start him. The Pads do well against LHP and Ryu’ll be on a pitch count anyway. He might not get to 5 innings.

  5. Dusty Briches says:
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    Ma nishtana.. love it.

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Sorry to nitpick, but….

    a. You missed Junior Guerra’s awesome start! He had walked 2 (one intentional after he had 1B open pitching to Harper, put him on, no questions asked). He gave up a single to Werth who stretched it into a double with the error by Braun and an infield single to Espinosa! K’d 7 and pitched a gem. Sorry for the overkill, you can tell I’m pretty passionate about his start.

    b. Going to that island paradise with my wife so am sending quotes until Thursday. Should be back Friday around noon (EST).

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 5)

    Andrew from Kansas: You know what? I’m going to go over there,and I’m gonna give them a piece of my mind.
    Andrew’s wife from Kansas: No,Andrew,don’t. This is Florida; people have guns.
    Andrew from Kansas: Well,then,I’ll call the manager.
    Manager: Excuse me. Can you please turn down the music? Hello? Turn off the radio now! Okay,people,you leave me no choice. I’m coming in. Excuse me. I’m getting complaints about the noise.
    Person next to the victim handcuffed to the bed: What?What’s going on?Where am I? – What is that? – Oh God.
    Horatio: Would you mind telling me what happened,please?
    Person next to the victim handcuffed to the bed: I don’t know. I was at the hotel bar with a guy,having a drink. The next thing I remember,I woke up in that room,and he was dead and handcuffed. (Sounds like a Grey Roofie episode!).
    Horatio: Did you know his name?
    Person next to the victim handcuffed to the bed: No. I don’t know anything. I must have been drugged or something (Again, I wonder what happened – Ah ROOFIE!).
    Horatio: I’m gonna send you to the hospital to get checked out,okay?
    Person next to the victim handcuffed to the bed: Okay. – Thank you.
    Tripp: Girl’s got blood all over her. Was in the bed with our victim. Should I book her now?
    Horatio: She claims that she’s been dosed,Frank. We need to determine that,so not yet,okay? Who are they?
    Tripp: Couple tourists from Kansas. They were in the room next to the victim.
    Horatio: They called it in?
    Tripp: Yeah. Thought they were reporting an act of passion. Instead,it was an act of murder.
    Horatio: They’re not in Kansas anymore, (cue the queue of sunglasses) are they?

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 6)

    Mrs. Walsh: I heard screaming. I heard them say, “She stole my baby, she took our baby!” I’ve heard of this happening here before, and I was trying to stop it. I thought I was helping.
    Horatio: Mrs. Walsh
    Mrs. Walsh: Yes.
    Horatio: Mrs. Walsh, my name is Lieutenant Caine. What happened?
    Mrs. Walsh: I don’t I don’t know. She was crying, and I was in a rush. I was shushing her. I was just trying to calm her down. It just happened so fast. They they attacked me practically. They they they took her. And I come here all of the time I
    Horatio: Mrs. Walsh, what’s her name?
    Mrs. Walsh: Her name is Sophie.
    Horatio: Can you give me a description of Sophie?
    Mrs. Walsh: Yes, she’s wearing blue overalls and she has blonde hair and blue eyes. Will I ever see her again?
    Horatio: You will. I promise, (cue the queue of sunglasses) you will.

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 7)

    Horatio: So what do you think?
    Tripp: No signs of a struggle. The area around the body was undisturbed. Ryan and Calleigh are canvassing the area, but I’m pretty sure this is a secondary crime scene.
    Horatio: Tire treads?
    Tripp: Nothing, nothing. No evidence of how the body got here. She was just dumped.
    Horatio: Okay, so all we have is the body. Okay, Dr. Price.
    Dr. Price: No I.D. on her yet. Got a call into Missing Persons. They’re checking reports for any descriptions that might match the victim. Lieutenant, we’ve got multiple burns on her body. One here on her hand, on her arm and several on her upper torso.
    Horatio: This jacket burn goes from the back all the way to the front of her palm. Something was clamped onto her.
    Dr. Price: I’m guessing jumper cables.
    Tripp: This guy’s sadistic.
    Horatio: She wasn’t just murdered, (cue the queue of sunglasses) she was tortured.

    Gentle readers, please come back here every day until Thursday and review the quote for Wednesday, repeating the same for Thursday OR read them now and memorize them for each of Wednesday and Thursday. Your choice.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante GALIC: I didn’t miss it, I doubled into Scherzer’s blurb… Have a great time!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks for good wishes! You know what the cockney slang for wife is right? Wife=pain and strife. Can I retract my ‘sorry to nitpick’ comment? Chinese say: ‘One word cannot be held back by the strength of four horses.’ The saying was written when four horses was a big deal.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Haha, taken back, I did spell Guerra’s name wrong at first, so you weren’t totally off

  7. Don says:
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    Tyler Anderson is scheduled to start Saturday with the Phillies, I believe.

    • Grey

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      @Don: Oh, is he? I must’ve missed it, sounds decent

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Oops, as usual I demonstrate that I am a boob! I see Guerra’s blurb buried in MadMax’s blurb, like a MadMax sandwich – Max is the bread and Junior Guerra is the pastrami! Sorry!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • woodzler says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      But it´s Junior not Javy.

  9. Funscombe says:
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    Hey again Grey!

    Thanks for your response on yesterdays comment. I’m glad you featured Polanco in your intro, I too am ecstatic ^_^

    I ended up dropping McCarthy for McCullers when I realized he was free. Now I’m going to go get a McMuffin at McDonalds. Mmmmmm. Anyway, think that’s the right move? McCullers was just sitting on the FA list. I hate to toss McCarthy with that nice cushy start coming up Thursday but don’t really have anyone else to drop (unless I dump Street from my RP to re-add McCarthy, and then pick up a different reliever after Thursday…ol’ Huston has been pretty tough to stomach lately.)

    Yesterday I asked about Castellanos/LeMahieu/Espinosa…and because I was unclear with my question, I was unsure of what you meant when you responded by saying “DJ”.

    Did you mean I should drop DJ for Espinosa, or hold onto DJ?

    Thanks for clearing that one up :)

    Have a great week! =D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Funscombe: I wouldn’t drop Castellanos or Espinosa

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey:

        I currently have DJ, Espinosa is on the FA list. Dump Dj for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  10. Making it up says:
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    Braggart…

  11. JWray says:
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    I’m thinking of picking up Tim Anderson for Zack Cozart or Starlin Castro. This is a head to head league and neither of these guys have been doing much lately. Addison Russell is another option. Not sure which to drop and for whom. I’m originally thinking Anderson for Castro.

    • JWray says:
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      Also thinking about adding Moya for Mazara.

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @JWray: Anderson and Moya if redraft ( Mazara if not)

  12. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    i had a cracked rib once (it’s better than a broken rib, but somehow sounds worse), after crazy new years wrestling move where i tried to lunge at my opp, missed, and rolled directly down the stairs, landing into the door (slit-level house) right as somebody else was trying to open it. good times.
    anyhoo,
    16 team h2h with 6 keepers at no costs. hits/OPS/holds/QS added. have 8 SP, need another RP with siegrist out probably (roster is such that i probably don’t need 2 BN bats)
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) duvall/saunders/sano
    util (2) rajai/c-sant
    BN upton (tron hates his lately matchups against the CLE aces), reed
    DL pollock
    RP kintzler/hudson/rondon/jeffress/diekman
    DL siegrist

    1. bout time to drop reed here? options dull/gearin/blanton/duke/shaw/greene/hand
    2. drop hudson also for any of those same options, he’s 8th inning, but getting pretty hit lately.

  13. Wombat says:
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    Had enough of Archie. Nola was just dropped. Figure he can turn it around after “clearing his head”?

    Thanks!

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Wombat: yup go Nola

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Wombat: Nola won’t start again until after the ASB if that’s any consideration…

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Wombat: neither?

      • Wombat says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: Thanks guys. Slim pickings — it’s either Bradley, Nola, Folty, Ray (been down that road) or a guy like Iglesias.

  14. Tim says:
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    Rank these infielders for rest of the season:
    Dozier, Kang, Beltre, Nunez, Travis, Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Nunez, Schoop, Kang

  15. Paul says:
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    Looking for a pitcher to pickup

    Mike fiers, Ervin Santana, Jake Peavy, Francisco Liriano, Patrick Corbin, Luis Severino, RA Dickey, Andrew Cashner,

    Top 3 in order?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Paul: Peavy….Corbin Fiers

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: or is Chad Green a pickup I should be also considering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: These are streamers for now… Green, Fiers

  16. Nightpandas says:
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    Are either of these fair return in a keeper with emphasis on this year?

    Rizzo vs Ozuna Frazier

    Rizzo vs Odor Myers

    Rizzo vs Franco Myers

    • theone189 says:
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      @Nightpandas:

      I wouldn’t trade Rizzo especially in a keeper league but that Odor/Myers offer is looking aaight

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Nightpandas: I personally don’t really like any of them.

  17. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Great job, Grey! Who is less damaging to my team? Russell Martin, Wellington Castillo or Derek Norris? I’ve been playing catcher roulette all year long haha. Thanks! 12 team H2H , OBP, SLG. Thanks!

  18. Bob says:
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    Good to see Polanco in the header. Took your advice and drafted him in both my leagues. In fact, I just had an offer for him. I have trout, cutch, cespedas in the OF and Ortiz manning the UTIL spot so no room for Polanco most weeks. The owner is offering Kuechel or Walker. My pitching is awful with Scherzer, Hamels, Liriano, J. Ross, Quintana, Nelson, and Cobb and Glasnow waiting. This is a 10 man league. Do I make the move and if so which pitcher?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bob: You can do better than Dallas or Tiajuan for Polanco..HOLD

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Bob:
      I’d want more than Kuechel or Walker. Also I’d be starting Polanco before Cutch for what its worth.

        • Bob says:
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          @Jason E.: He upped the offer to Walker and Duvall or Bruce for Polanco. Hmmmm

          • Bob says:
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            @Bob: We have come to Walker and Sano for Polanco. Thoughts??

            • knucks says:
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              @Bob: I would keep Polanco and sell one of the other OF for a much better/safer SP than Walker if I could.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: These are terrible trades…Trade Cutch for something

  19. Roger Dorn says:
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    Crush Davis for Degrom which side?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Roger Dorn: Crush

  20. Pickleball says:
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    I’m thinking its time to send some guys packing in a keeper league. It’s a weekly roto h2h league so really all that matters is the playoffs. I have the following keepers I think may worth selling. $10 is a “minimum” keeper in our league.

    $10 ozuna, $10 taillon, $14 mazara, $10 harvey for $24 nelson Cruz, $30 Chris Davis, $24 Zach grienke, $14 Justin Verlander

    My tentative keepers are: goldy, HARPER, trout, rizzo, correa. Dk on my 6th (we get to keep 6)

    Thaks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pickleball: Cruz side for this year, Maz side for next year

  21. RePete says:
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    Bregman AAA numbers through first 5 games:

    0.476/0.522/1.143/1.665
    9 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI

    All aboard the hype train; sell your ticket now for a nice profit or sit back and enjoy the ride!

    • knucks says:
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      @RePete: He hit one in the Texas League All Stars Game as well, a day or two before his call-up to AAA. I’m adding him and Judge and holding through the ASB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: But the Astros have Marwin Gonzalez!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Now that you mention it, I would love for all of the parents of these ‘ballers with funky spelling of names – Welington, Willson, Jeurys and there are plenty others – and have a giant swing and produced the name to end all names! It’d be good right? Which name would come out?

        a. Wellson Castreras
        b. Wilington Contrillo

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… A baseball player name generator! Wellson Castreras

  22. Pickleball says:
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    I bought harvey in a keeper and thought I made a great deal. Well he’s been trash all year. He’s our minimum ($10). I was thinking of selling him for an expensive player unlikely to be kept Ike a $45 Degrom or $34 archer. I might be able to add to the archer side

    • Pickleball says:
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      @Pickleball: or what about $10 Harvey for jose Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pickleball: I’d take Quintana for this year, Harvey for future years

  23. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Davies @ Washington tonight?

    Thanks

  24. Micah says:
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    Here’s my dilemma. In my 12 team keeper league, another owner is very interested in my Bryce Harper. I’m out of it this year. He’s offering Strasburg, Bregman, and Sano for him. Bregman has been absolute fire all year. Should I make this trade?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Micah: I’d keep Harper

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Micah: I actually moved Harper this weekend in a keeper…i needed some more depth on a team i took over and am good in the outfield…I gave Harper and got Odor and C.Seager…Pretty happy with that return if that helps you at all.. I wouldn’t trade him for the three you were offered.

  25. Hellohello says:
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    $10 ozuna and jose ramirez for $16 polanco?

  26. Murph says:
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    Hey guys –
    I know its a little bit apples and oranges, but all categories being equal, would you rather stash Brantley or Taillon at this point? (i have Taillon, would be dropping him for Brantley)
    Thanks

  27. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Happy belated 4th!

    H2H, 6×6 (w/BBs and Holds), 12-team, keep 10/forever league. Playoffs are in August/September. I have 1 of my 2 Utils open. Do I add Moya or Judge?

      • The Situation says:
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        @Grey: @Grey- thanks man! Would you suggest I pick up both Judge and Moya, and drop Leonys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  28. Murray Craven says:
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    “Serpentine, Shelly!!”

  29. Zeus says:
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    Too bad Dexter Fowler wasn’t coaching Rickon Stark

  30. smegma says:
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    Drop T. Anderson for Nola or Ryu?

    • knucks says:
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      @smegma: The P or the SS? Assuming P but just wanted to make sure you get your best answer.

      • smegma says:
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        @knucks: the pitcher

  31. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey sir!

    Have you looked at Hellickson lately? 2 straight QS vs KC and SF and he gets Atlanta next. Crazy, right?

    Hellickson or Ryu (but I’d probably have to make the move prior to Wednesday (Atlanta start)?

    Bonus for picking up Ryu would be the comedy potential for Ryu and Yu on the same team, but that shouldn’t impact your vote.

    Thank you and have a great day!

    • Cram It says:
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      @JakeTPE: That’s what mediocre pitchers do. They have good outings, then they have bad outings. Rinse, repeat. Hellickson for Atlanta start.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks Cram.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I just grabbed Hellickson in one league, also have owned him all year in another…So, yeah, I’ve looked at him

  32. knucks says:
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    I read the box scores but haven’t caught too many ChiSox games since the called up. Does Anderson just stay put on 1B often? Or does he get on in his ABs after the first inning, with slow pokes in front of him on the basepaths? Any south side homers with any insight?

    What’s the dill? On 32 Hits, 14 are XBH. 2 SBs so far. Leaving 16 times he’s been on first and either had someone in front of him or wasn’t given the green light. I can’t blame the Sox, they’ve kept him at the top of the order. But they should be sending him every time. At least until he gets caught once or twice. The kid has serious legs.

    Yahoo’s (Rotoworld) blurbs continues to kill his trade value for me. Every time he has a nice game they take a shizz on it, discussing his K/BB! Yea, we get it Rotoworld, but its impossible to sell high when you blow my cover day in day out.

    I really can’t be too mad, he’s my only bench bat and rotates in for Villar/Franco on tough matchups. I seem to be able to sub him in on the right days because I’ve started him for all his counting stats. The opposite of what it was like owning Khris Davis and trying to sub him in for Mookie/Polanco/Belt on the right days. That never happened.

    But thanks for workin’ hard over the weekend Grey. Didn’t get a chance to sneak away from our company yesterday to post, but the writeups were as gold as ever.

    Brocktuneeeeee!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Possible that he has stolen third, so don’t read too much into my math there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Brocktune! Thanks! Anderson has speed, it’ll will lead to steals at some point, he was just called up, prolly getting acclimated

  33. Robert says:
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    Guerra or Shoemaker?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert: Guerra

  34. chris says:
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    10 Team H2H keeper points league;

    I have Goldschmidt at first and Jose Abreu at utility. Jose Abreu would be kept at the 13th round.

    Have the chance to deal my Abreu for Miggy(1st round) and maybe Junior Guerra.

    If i did that I could keep Bregman or Turner at the 20th round.

  35. E says:
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    Been trying to find a pitcher to target for Duvall. McCullers the right level, in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Works for me

  36. Buster Bluth says:
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    1. Start Rodon vs. NYY or Taijuan @ HOU today? Or both?
    2. Guerra or Ryu worth adding over Giolito?

  37. Robert says:
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    Kendrys Morales or Duvall for a utility spot?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert: Morales

  38. Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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    Morning all!

    I’m gunning for it this year and just traded Duvall and Trea Turner for Mookie. I may now have a chance to trade AJ Reed and Giolito for Scherzer.

    But… it’s a keeper league (5 players) and I’m a little worried about the future. Can’t keep Mookie and couldn’t keep Scherzer either. My other keeper possibilities are Lindor, Schoop, Odubel, Maikel Franco, Carrasco, and Kluber. Go for it or nah?

    • Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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      @Drunk Mets PR Team: 12 teams, 5×5 plus OPS for hitters and QS for pitchers, if that matters.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Drunk Mets PR Team: make the trade and try and wjn it this year..Prospects can flame out no matter how high they are rated..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Drunk Mets PR Team: The goal is to win, I’d do it if you think it gets you there.

      • Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Appreciate the push Grey, JeF and Malicious

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Scott says:
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    NL only, limited moves. Asche or Drury?

  40. Jon says:
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    X Cedeno or Garton over M Feliz?

    • Jon says:
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      Andriese is an option to add, too. I’m fine with just avoiding the TB situation altogether if Feliz is a good hold. 5×5 league.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon: Are you seeking Holds or just nice ratios?

      • Jon says:
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        @knucks: No holds league, so saves, Ks, ratios only.

        • knucks says:
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          @Jon: Well Colome could be back any minute, so I would let go of that situation. Nothing better than Feliz for Ratios/K’s? He’d have to jump three guys for saves.

          What about E. Diaz / Bedrosian / TWatson / NJones / Liberatore / Dull / Grilli?

          Good luck bud

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: N Feliz > M Feliz right now by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Cedeno

  41. Don says:
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    Cedeno, estevez, or garton?

    Baez more value then Moya if he’s batting leadoff?

    • knucks says:
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      @Don: Colome is set to be activated, prob later today. I get the Coors thing and Mcgee/Ottavino coming back, but everyone seems very quick to discard Estevez IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Estevez… Moya has more power, Baez has more everything else

  42. Don says:
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    Starting green @indians?

  43. Jim says:
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    Need to drop one. Please tell me who it should be.
    Eickoff
    Velasquez
    Duffy
    Pomeranz
    Wright
    Gausman
    Mengden
    Also, I have Ryu. Should I drop a second one to activate Ryu? If so, who should the second drop be? Otherwise, I can just drop Ryu, as I just picked him up a few weeks ago just in case, ssince I had room on my DL
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Mengden, Gausman

  44. Richard says:
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    Would you please rank these for ROS B McCarthy, J Peavy or P Corbin. NL only league
    What say you, I’ll need 2 of the 3. Afraid of Tyler Anderson

  45. Jon says:
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    Saunders or Leonys Martin ROS?

    Also, Russ Martin or Evan Gattis at catcher?

    5×5 scoring. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Saunders…Gattis

  46. Dr Y says:
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    Sonny Gray was dropped in my 10 team mixed, pick him up? My 3 worst pitchers are Hendricks Paxton duffy

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dr Y: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: Agree with MP

  47. primetime says:
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    10 team keeper league. we keep 7 players total. I am 40-72.

    i just picked up a bunch of young players traded off Braun, Wade Davis Lackey for next season draft picks. I got a additional 2nd pick, 4th rd pick and 5th rd pick.

    I have miguel, thought of trading him for Franco, Matz and Piscotty for future. Whats your thoughts of those players mentioned for Miggie?

    Pitchers for next season, was going to hold Cole, Glasnow and maybe Rodon or Berrios

    I need hitters. I was going to build around Springer. HELP.

    Current team

    Castillo
    Cabrera
    Dozier
    Sano
    Diaz
    Moss
    Springer
    Villar

    Hill
    Tim Anderson
    Andrus
    Swanson
    Williams Nick
    Dickerson

    Pitchers
    Wainwright
    Hammel
    Rodon
    Stroman
    Chatwood

    Castilla
    Ciskek

    Berrios
    Glasnow
    Cole
    Wheeler DL

  48. Tony Soprano says:
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    In a 10 team redraft league with 1 DL slot (currently occupied by J Ross), would it be wise to hold taillon on the bench or drop him for a stash of Judge or Bregman?

    I guess a better way of asking this is, how do you rank Taillon, Judge, and Bregman ROS? Prospector Ralph feel free to chime in

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tony Soprano: I’d stash Bregman

      • NickfromtheRoc says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: MP/Grey/Razzballers –

        I’m planning to drop ARod who has more or less been my bench bat all season. Thinking for either Turner or Bregman… Who is your preference? Ideas on time frame? I have a lot of positional flexibility with players now but would be rousing without a bench bat till someone gets the call..

        Thanks as always!

        • knucks says:
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          @NickfromtheRoc: See Ralph’s article. He’s given you this info already.

          • NickfromtheRoc says:
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            @knucks: Thanks brother. I worked all day a Sundaru and definitely hadn’t worked back through the weekends articles yet.

            Sadly I also hadn’t noticed that Bregman had been stashed already.

            • NickinIthaca says:
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              @NickfromtheRoc: What the eff is Sundaru? That sounds like the best day of all time!

              • NickinIthaca says:
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                @NickinIthaca: Apparently when I sign in on different devices I’m from different places and talk to myself… Disregard…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @Tony Soprano: I’m still going Bregman. It’s close with he and Judge. Taillon might hit the DL again at some point seems like a way of limiting his innings.

      • Tony Soprano says:
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        @Ralph LIfshitz: Appreciate the feedback everyone. Great insight as always.

  49. Jon says:
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    Who are some sell high guys vs who are guys to hold?

    Schoop, Desmond, Bour, Adam Jones, Jose Ramirez, Fowler, L Martin, Roark, Aaron Sanchez, Cueto

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Some of these guys aren’t performing well enough to be “sell highs”. But everyone on your roster should be tradeable if it helps your team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Cram

  50. FrankGrimes says:
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    Just dropped That asshat Harvey.
    It felt great!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Grimey! Glas Vapor, guava, it’s awesome

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Conforto

  51. JWray says:
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    Is Júnior Guerra for real? Is he worth grabbing over Nola or Paxton? Which of the three is worth grabbing with an open roster spot?

  52. Joe says:
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    Hey grey, I have two questions I’m in a 12 team dynasty league. 7×7 format head to head. I have put together a sick offensive team, and I need your opinion because I’m a little nervous about my pitching. Here’s my lineup

    C. JT realmuto
    1b. Anthony Rizzo
    2b. Daniel Murphy
    3b. Manny Machado
    Ss. Xander bogaerts
    Of. Mookey Betts
    Of. Starlin marte
    Of. Charlie Blackmon
    Util. Andrew Mccutchan
    Util. Logan forsythe

    SP. Madison bumgarner
    SP. Carlos corrasco
    sP. Julio Teheran
    Sp. Marco Estrada
    Sp. yordano Ventura
    SP. Lucas giolito
    SP. Julio urias
    Sp. Vince Velasquez
    Sp. Tyson Ross
    Rp. Sam dyson
    Rp. Jared jefferys

    Now I was offered Steven strasburg and Danny Salazar for Mookey betts. Do you think that is a smart trade for me to do? If I ended up doing that trade I would consider doing Tyson Ross for Justin upton. Do you think those are smart moves for my team?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Not a good trade…I would trade Ross for Upton though

  53. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking for input on this trade :
    Team A (in 3rd place) gets : Stanton -1 , K.Maeda – 15 and Wade Davis -17
    Team B (near the bottom ) gets : Will Myers – 15 and Matt Duffy .
    6×6 roto – Keep one hitter and pitcher from last years draft.
    Seems too one sided , but is it to be vetoed ? Doesn’t seem to be any collusion , just a “dum” trade.
    Whata guys think ?

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    So you’re saying I shouldn’t drop Gattis for Realmuto?

  55. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Sweet, can’t wait to pick up Tropeano and never start him again.

    So I watched all of the OJ documentary and only have the finale left for Kimmy Schmidt. I saw nearly no sunlight this holiday weekend, aren’t you proud? And yeah, not sure why I was putting off OJ, that was excellent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’m so proud of you! I watched OITNB all weekend… End justified the middle… The footage they got with OJ, I mean, his wedding video… Incredible…

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I never watched OITNB (I had to google that). Maybe one day. I don’t know what my next show will be, all this Bosch talk has me thinking. You mentioned that to me a couple months ago too.

        I guess I was a little young and naive when that all went down. I never knew how beloved OJ was outside of playing football. Also didn’t realize how much more of a race issue it was besides simply thinking he was innocent or guilty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bosch is better, Bosch is great… OITNB is decent at times… I was right there with you, I had no idea… I distinctly remember thinking he was innocent

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: It might have to be Bosch. I still only watched 2 episodes of Man in the High Castle. Maybe get back on that first. I’m not good at these Amazon shows for some reason. Ever watch Hand of God?

            Man, Fuhrman was an ass. I feel like he somehow helped frame Steven Avery now.

            • Grey

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              Nah, never saw it… Man in High Castle is worth finishing, got better as it went along… Bosch is better though… Fuhrman, “If only we had the chokehold.” Out of all the people that could find evidence, it’s the most racist cop…Though, it seems like that might’ve been a good 50% of the cops then

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Not one of those 10 cops standing around Rodney King filed anything out of the ordinary. People are the worst.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, pretty disgusting, and then to still be defending it… At least Garcetti was basically saying the cops screwed up

  56. Nightmare says:
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    Sup Greylord. Sorry I forgot to wish u a happy 4th yesterday. But Piscotty doesn’t know!!!

    1) late last night I traded Kemp/Duvall for Beltre/Reyes
    How’d I do?
    2) I’ve got Villar and Reyes now for shortstop. Can you see Reyes being more valuable? Villar strikes out a sh** ton.
    3) streamed Archie last night and he gave me an ouchie. Hold Archie or drop for Glasnow, Corbin, smyly, straily, Manaea, E Santana, Kuhl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare: Thanks! 1. Meh 2. Maybe, wouldn’t bank on it 3. Stream

  57. Jon says:
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    Keeper league, 5×5:

    Deal Ian Desmond for Franco + a closer (Vizcaino, KRod, Jeffress, Buchter)

    OR Desmond for Rendon + a closer (Ramos, Estevez, Kelley)?

    • Grey

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      @Jon: Franco if for future years

  58. Alex says:
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    Time to drop Merrifield? Looking at picking up Holt while he’s hot.

    Either way, I’m dropping Merrifield or Kepler when Fowler is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Go for it

  59. Alex says:
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    And would you feel comfortable rolling with Baez as starting SS over Peralta? Might drop Jhonny for D. Travis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Sounds fine

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. This is one of those roster shakeups where it feels like I’m looking at a new, better team.

        I was in 1st April / May, then fell and hovered around 7th until rising back to 1st yesterday.

        • Grey

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          Nice!

  60. a bag of sand says:
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    time to move on from heyward?

  61. LightBlack says:
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    Would trading away Polanco /Jfer/ Matz for Strasburg/Scherzer not be too awful when considering the most likely issue of a shutdown for Jfer playoff time. Guy wants Walker but Im very hestitant. I figure if I dangle Matz he will bite in a 3 for 2. Before I was asking for another hitter like Lamb or even Bour coning my way for a 3 for 3.

    Deep at OF with Marte/Springer/C.Davis/K.Davis and Ozuna. Even have Judge in my NA spot.

    If deal were to transpire rotation wud be:

    Scherzer
    Carassco
    Strasburg
    Pineda
    Walker
    Rodon
    Kennedy
    Paxton.

    We start 4 SP and employ 3 P spots.

    Would most of you do this? Even if Walker made the trade work?

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks a bunch man. Is that a go whether its Walker or Matz? Sorry Grey…still recovering from the weekend lol.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, either, Matz first

    • LightBlack says:
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      @LightBlack:

      Also I was convinced that Marte was the guy to keep ROS…..but man his power is gone. Is it coming back second half? Steals are nice…but Im thinking now that Polanco is the one to keep. Am i right in this or is his foot a concern?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Marte will hit 8 HRs in August and he’ll be right there again

        • LightBlack says:
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          @Grey:

          Thats what I was banking on. Thanks again

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  62. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you drop Kang who is not playing everyday and add Espinosa or Javier Baez??

    People in my league have been burned before with Espinosa, and have not picked him up.

    Thanks!

  63. Bwyce Hawpo says:
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    drop wellington to add D’Arnaud? 6×6 w/ obp

  64. omar says:
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    Drop Buxton for Judge? AL Only roto – non-keeper

    Thanks

  65. The Great Knoche says:
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    Raise your hand if you punted middle infielders and have Espinosa and Brad Miller and their 30 HRs on your team?

    Liars.

  66. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    hey Grey, whats the deal with Giolito? Is he going back to minors & getting NA destination soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s filling in for Ross, isn’t he?

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: yes

  67. Reid a book doode says:
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    With three OF spots and a utility…I’m starting Marte and Polanco and then either Duvall or K Davis. Frazier is my utility man since Donaldson is at 3B. Duvall and Davis seem similar to me, who should I be starting on a daily basis? Or should I do matchups with them? Try and trade Duvall?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Duvall

  68. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop Valencia for Brad Miller or Flores? Limited moves obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  69. Jedimasters says:
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    Start Matz vs Mia (Chen) today? SON $11.5

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  70. Nightpandas says:
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    Is Crush Espinosa Odorizzi (or Walker) enough to give up Rizzo on a keeper? I have Pujols and EE as well at 1b/Util and haven’t been able to deal them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  71. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Polanco is so dreamy. Brocktune, more like Brockswoon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Brocktune!

  72. knucks says:
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    Saw some news a short time ago about Yanks fielding offers for Chappy and Miller. So that could be a good sign for Judge, if they decide to sell in the coming weeks. Of course, Miller was also told he won’t be traded according to other reports so take all news with a grain of salt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re selling… They need to, their team is so effin old

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Was thinking… If they sell 2 pieces at the back of the pen, Yanks could potentially see what Eovaldi can do as a back end power arm. A lot needs to happen obviously, but the part where is in the pen has already gone down. Though that could just be the plan until after the break, to see what Green can do. Eovaldi could really excel in a set-up role, like Phelps has for the most part this year in MIA.

        But wtf are they doing with Severino?? He’s been much better down at SWB since coming back from his injury. My guess is, if he Nova gets lit up by your predicted WS champs this week, Severino is back after the ASG break.

        This is all coming from a Mets fan. Much easier to talk Yanks when they are (prob) rebuilding and not flaunting their ridiculously deep pockets in our faces. EFF you Wilpons!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Dont disagree with you, and Eovaldi can’t be worse as bullpen arm

  73. Nick says:
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    Would you drop CC for Chad Green in a 12 team keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  74. knucks says:
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    Would normally badger Smokey about this, but do you think Soria or Herrara has more saves during this Wade Davis DL stint?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  75. Dan says:
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    12 team H2H league

    I’m stacked with power but need pitching help. Tried trading Duvall for Fulmer, the guy wouldn’t bite. He wants Lamb for Fulmer. Fair or no good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  76. Corey says:
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    Wade Davis to DL. Herrera and Casilla both available. Who do you pick up?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Corey: who is casilla?

      • knucks says:
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        @William Hung: Giants? He should be owned if that’s who he’s talk about.

        • William Hung says:
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          @knucks: yeah I thought he was talking about a royal – but def Casilla cause his role is defined and he’s been fine lately

          • Corey says:
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            @William Hung: Correct. Thanks, guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  77. booya says:
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    15 team 5×5 redraft
    Which side would you want:
    Scherzer & Trumbo or Machado, Rajai & Wacha?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  78. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Kintzler or Estevez? Either likely to stick around as closer?

    Thanks, Jedi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez, prolly

  79. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent work Grey!
    14 team H2H weekly points league…
    I was offered Bumgarner and Archer for my Stanton, Maeda and Junior Guerra. What do you think?
    My other OF are Springer, Marte and Polanco and could use Kendrys as my Util
    My other SPs are Tanaka, Hammel, Walker, Shoemaker, Duffy, Rodon.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Stanton side, it’s fair

  80. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Current spare parts are –

    Jake Lamb (backup UTIL / 3B) with Frazier starting, Duffy, Giolito, Hendricks, Roark, and Bauer

    -If/when Trea Turner gets called up, do I drop Lamb or my starting 2B in Schoop or hold?
    -When the clospocolypse strikes again, who do I drop? I just dropped Rodney for Soria so I guess Soria is my drop if the Royals go with Herrera, but if Soria is in fact given the closer role, who is my drop or do I hold?

    My current closers are: Allen, Kintzler, Colome, Maurer, and “Soria”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop…. Hold

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey? Seems like outside of an injury i should keep my team as is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For now

        • William Hung says:
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          @William Hung: messed up the commenting i meant thanks grey! seems like outside of an injury ::knock on wood:: i should keep my team as is

          seems like “” messes things up

  81. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Oh hey, Grey.

    So how many saves do you think Brandon Maurer will have to blow before the Hodgpepadres stop saving their best remaining reliever for specific match ups which favor a left handed pitcher ? Is there anything dumber than this?

    On a related note, I’m holding Buchter for the time being. Prudent?

    Love yas!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: I think you can lose Buchter… Rodney was great and barely got saves… Maurer likely has a decent-sized leash

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey man,
    Great stuff – hope you had a fun weekend. I watched my team hit 18 HRs, and produce a total of 45 RBIs. Some crap right there.
    Feel like helping with a midseason roster check? 12 team H2H re-draft. I’m sitting at 2nd place, though just lost 1-8-1 and had to change my team name to “I EAT POOP” as part of a gentleman’s bet.
    C(x2) – Contreras, None
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    SS: Seager
    3B: Donaldson
    2B/SS: Story
    1B/3B: Lamb
    OF (X5) Springer, Polanco, Cespedes, Duval, Moya
    Util: Reed
    DL: Dongs
    SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Harvey, Nola, Sanchez, Gausman, Rodon, Giolito, streamers
    RP: Familia, Harris, Oh.

    In the words of Mike Tyson, “my offense is impetuous. My defense hash’t been impregnable, and I’ve been just a little ferocious. Praise be to Allah!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Weird, not sure how I missed this… Poop is filled with nutrients, so whatevs! Your hitting is insane, great team up until Harvey, then it goes to bleh… Sanchez has obviously been okay, Nola’s droppable, Gausman is droppable, Rodon might be…

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – I’ve been sending out offers of Duval for someone like Carassco or Lester – can you think of another SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamels?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Ewww. On a non-related note, watched 10 Cloverfield Lane this weekend. I enjoyed it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that the sequel?

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Nope – with John Goodman – it might be some bit of a prequel to Cloverfield, but it works well as a standalone.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hunh… Never saw Cloverfield either

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: This one is a thriller – 90% takes place in a pretty dope fallout shelter.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… Well maybe, those aren’t usually my thing

  83. Nick says:
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    Do you think Aaron Sanchez will actually be moved the pen later in the year? If so, try to move him now or ride it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try to trade him, otherwise ride it out

  84. Big league choo says:
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    10 team H2h 6×6 OBP / QS league

    My Goldy/lester/bradley for

    Machado/hamels/hill

    My CI goldy,pujols, frazier, franco
    My MI merrifield, villar, reyes, kang

    Leaning towards no, what about

    lester/villar or machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…Machado side

  85. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey – Do you like Franco or Sano this season only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  86. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Brian McCann over Russell Martin? 10-team H2H with OBP

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been debating this myself too – I had Martin and then he went a little cold and replaced him with McCann and now thinking of switching back to Martin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Apples/apples

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Who cares? Lol. It’s a whatever move, or apples/apples as Grey says. You guys and your catchers…

  87. Bob says:
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    Which pitcher would you want for the remainder of the year…Kuechel, tanaka, or Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  88. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Can you rank Sano, Puig, and Mazara for this year only? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Puig

  89. Big league choo says:
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    Obp league

    Goldy/pujols/lester for

    Machado/votto/hamels/hill

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  90. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Soria or Kelvim taking over for Wade Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

    • griff says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: I’m just wondering if Brooks Pounders will stop doing adult movies since the royals called him up.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  91. Zach says:
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    Morning Grey. I’ve been watching Hellickson for awhile as well. Is he worth picking up over any of these guys? It’s a 10 team H2H league.

    Nola
    Roark
    Paxton
    Porcello
    Wisler
    DeSclafani
    Guerra
    McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Nola

      • Zach says:
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        Thank you my friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Tio says:
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    Grey – Any thoughts on Dan Vogelbach? Seems like he is tearing the cover off the ball in AAA and showing great plate discipline. Any chance the Cubs try him in the OF or is a trade to an AL team where he can DH or play 1B his best bet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea why the Cubs would move him or play him at this point, but anything is possible

  93. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Hearing Herrera is stepping in over Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From who?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Rotoworld, USAToday, ESPN, MLB.com

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, could be

          • ashtray says:
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            @Grey: From what I’m seeing none of the reports on Herrera are based on anything from the front office. They’re simply saying “Herrera’s numbers are awesome so he should be closer”. We’ve been burned by these reports in the past.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly

  94. OH the choices.. says:
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    hey Grey To many inj recently and my pitchers being put on the DL in the middle of my 12 team h2h weekly point league since this week is locked already for me. So the next couple of weeks I have to bench Wade Davis but do I start Cishek in his place or would you drop cishek ( btw just picked him up 3 days ago ) and pick up chad Green and use him in the RP role as a Starter which can be a advantage since he is a SP but can be used as a RP. Thx for the help Grey !

    • OH the choices.. says:
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      @OH the choices..: Hope I this badly typed question wasn’t to confusing. I really should proof read before I send.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Cishek

  95. Alex Guanojelly says:
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    Addison is quietly giving you 20 HRs and 90 RBI as a middle infielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  96. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Pineda
    Bench: (McCullers, Walker, Paxton, Duffy, Matz)

    Yo Grey! So yes I’m still rostering Matz but only because there’s still a pending offer I’m waiting for the other guy to accept where I offered him McCullers and Matz for Cole! I’m first in the standing by 1 game and he’s in 2nd and he’s still thinking about so I wanted to make sure that’s still a trade worth making? I have an easy matchup this week so I haven’t needed to cut Matz for a streamer yet and I can probably afford to wait a little for Cole to get back but I don’t have an open DL spot so all things considered, I’m still getting the better end of that offer right? Any idea when Cole will be back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After the ASB… It’s fair

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word! Yeah I figured since you advised dropping Matz last week anyway that it was basically McCullers for Cole… are those 2 really that close ROS? I wanna make the best move to help me win this year and the other team is also in the running so that’s why I was double checking!

        Keeperwise (we keep 3 that make up the first 3 picks of the draft next year) my team also has Trout, Correa, and Stanton so that doesn’t change your answer at all does it since I probably wouldn’t be keeping any of Cole, Matz or McCullers … the fact that he’s actually considering moving Cole (he kept him going into this year) combined with how well McCullers last pitched had me second guessing my offer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re close right now

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Hmm okay so who would you rather have ROS between those two? I know you said it’s fair but I won’t be too bummed if he declines knowing it wasn’t that much of an upgrade anyway … thanks for the advice man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cole but I’m not trading for an injured pitcher with a healthy that is nearly as good

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Cool thanks again… that’s all I needed to hear!

  97. tals23 says:
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    I’m in a 15 team redraft weekly points league. I am currently first in my division as well as the league leader in overall points. So, barring a collapse, I should be a playoff team.
    I am concerned about kershaw. I was recently offered felix hernandez for kershaw….should i make this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • tals23 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

  98. Don says:
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    Add zunino, tda, or norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  99. PB&J says:
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    I currently have Taillon and Joe Ross DLing it all over my team. Drop either for Tyson Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brother Joe

  100. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I just can’t drop Kyle Ryan and his SP eligibility. 15team AL only. Dynasty. Start 5 SPs, 5 RPs. Sv+holds is one category. Im the Astros, mostly. So I still haven’t activated AJ Griffin from the DL. I’m middle of the pack in wins and #1 in Ks and there is essentially no max innings. Pretty sure I leave him DLd @Bos today. My options to drop to eventually activate are Ryan, Tyler White, or Jason Castro. Ryan is the most useful right now. White may one day (again) be an everyday player, Castro is not a keeper and barely playing for me ever since Gattis became Catcher eligible. Although it’s more lately with Reed at DH so much.

    Drop who? Looks like Griffin vsMin might be the final game before the allstar break. So Im pretty sure that’s when I need to make my final decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Grey: grassy ass. Yeah there’s still useful enough catchers as FAs if I ever lost Gattis for some reason. I keep hoping Castro will miraculously be ’13 Jason Castro. Not looking likely.

  101. stoopid says:
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    Need OF help. Got offered Cespedes & Junior Guerra for Abreu.

    My CI situation is Hosmer, Franco, & Castellanos. Cespedes instantly becomes my top OF and I can drop either janikowski or chisenhall…

    5×5 w/ obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  102. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. No open DL slot for Taillon and his fateegay. Drop him for gray, Gausman, McCarthy or just hold?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy for vs. Padres

  103. Lenny says:
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    Would have been awesome if that second Denard Span actually pointed to Revere’s page.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  104. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP)

    Drop any of these for Lamb?:

    Longo
    Duvall
    Pujols
    Schoop
    Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Nightpandas says:
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    Crush and Espinosa for EE?

    15 team keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crush

  106. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. 5×5 roto

    Franco was just dropped. Do you like him or Valencia at 3B? Also, where does Baez fall in comparison to those two? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez is last of the three

  107. Grizza3569 says:
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    Rest of this season only…Yu or Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  108. muskysmell says:
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    So is Baez starting every day yet?

    I have Logan Forsythe and I’d prefer Baez over him any day of the week and twice on Sundays if he was starting full time but I haven’t heard anything yet.

    But I guess 80% starting Baez is still better than full time starting Logan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Baez

  109. Don says:
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    Drop zunino for tda if you have 1 add left for the week
    I kind of want to add Chad green in case he goes off Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save your add

  110. J-Mo says:
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    Two either or questions for you.

    Contreras or Gattis

    Kipnis or Pedroia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis…Pedroia…Catcher could go either way though

  111. Bungalowbill61 says:
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    Great read as always Grey!

    Just pulled off a couple big trades and need to drop some SPs. Who do you like the best over the rest of the season: Duffy, Shoemaker, or Pineda.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  112. Btdrnks says:
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    12 team points league with 12 keepers:

    Would you drop Kang for one of Espinoza or Villar? Kang is the only SS eligible player on my roster, I have Donaldson at 3b and Odor at 2B.

    Thanks! Great work as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  113. Jim says:
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    If you had to pick one play for today…

    Jake Lamb vs LHP Friedrich
    Schoop vs Maeda
    Espinosa vs Zach Davies

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, Espinosa

  114. Jose says:
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    Grey Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon …ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  115. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Is Travis D’Arnaud’s upside greater than McCann’s floor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  116. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Matz was dropped in my 10-team roto league. Is he worth picking up for a second half run? My droppable guys are Roark, Fulmer, Hwan Oh or (bench bat) Kendrys Morales.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz is on waivers in my league and I’m not picking him up right now

  117. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Nice work FML, your smoking Congress line filibustered my gut!

    Do you think next year a certain shortstop from the Cubs that has never lead off will replace Arenado and Polanco in our hearts and have us singing scrambled Elvis Costello lyrics a la “Allison”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! My aim is true… Yeah, Addison could break out, he needs to do more than get the occasional homer and RBI

      • Alex Guanojelly says:
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        @Grey: First round darling Coorea is at 13 HRs. Addison is occasionally at 11.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, season doesn’t end tomorrow — Giancarlo willing

  118. muskysmell says:
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    So Kris Bryant could possibly hit 50 hrs this year? In his 2nd year as a pro?

    HE GOOD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not too shabby

  119. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just lost Wade Davis to the DL. My only real choice is Gregerson. Would you pick him up, or can you suggest whoelse to go get? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        Should I pick up Gregerson or is there someone as a free agent under the radar that might be worth grabbing to close until Davis comes back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Any suggestions? Should I pick up Gregerson or do you know a free agent closer that I should consider as well?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey

                Oh is taken.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who’s available?

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    gregerson

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like he’s the one then to grab

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    THanks Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

    • Alex Guanojelly says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Mrs. Featherbotton, Cram in that order.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Alex Guanojelly: I pack mean heat – thanks for noticing!

  120. Scott says:
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    Ticker tease goes to Duvall today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just about

  121. Russ says:
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    Is Duvall for Guerra a fair swap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  122. MikeZ says:
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    12 team 5×5, better 2B ROS: Lawrie or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

    • MikeZ says:
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      @MikeZ: Also, Dee Gordon is a free agent in our weekly league. But it is a league with no bench — all rostered players need to be started. There are DL spots, but suspended players must be started and get no stats. How soon should he get picked up ina league like this? I’ll get no stats from his spot until he is activated.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        After the break

  123. Red5 says:
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    Would you trade Cole and Fowler coming off injuries for Nelson Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Red5 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    My Stanton for his Salazar or Stanton for Carrasco? is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair-ish, I’d prefer the bat

  125. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Will Harris got dropped in my league.

    I have Allen, Madson, Dyson and Colome.

    Should I drop Colome for Harris?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Colome for him

  126. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Danny Duffy for Betances? Starters are Kluber, Pineda, Harvey, Kendricks, Quintana, Wainwright. Bullpen is Chapman, Dyson, Papelbon, Kelley, Harris, Thronburg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a Holds league?

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: standard 5×5 league, no holds category. I need to shore up W, K, WHIP and thought Betances could be a cheap source of Ks/WHIP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, sure you can find a MR with Ks and hold Duffy, but I don’t know your league depth

  127. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team H2H. No holds

    Drop either Ramos or Jeanmar for Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  128. Adebisi says:
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    I was just offered Sherzer for my Miggy. I have Belt ready to slide right in at first and really need a stud SP. I still don’t want to trade my precious. Tell me I’m an idiot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, go for it

  129. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp redraft limited season moves

    Hold Maurer or drop for Herrera?

    I feel like Herrera is the better pitcher but also has the greatest chance of just handing the job back to Davis in 2 weeks. Meanwhile Maurer could hold the job the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  130. Mike Devereaux says:
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    H2H points league. -1 for Ks. pickup Grandal or Daurnaud?
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  131. The Natural says:
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    OBP league who wins?

    Kang/lester/matz for

    Carpenter/archer/tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  132. Nightmare says:
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    Buy or sell these fellas in the second half of season

    Trevor Story
    Rich Hill
    Trevor Bauer
    Lorenzo Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell on all

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

    Up by 20 and I’m starting Carrasco tonight so I need help planning the best 7 starts out of the following:

    Matz vs. MIA (10.5)
    Walker @HOU (-2.5)

    7/6
    Pineda @CHA (18.8)
    Fiers vs. SEA (0.6)

    7/7
    Duffy vs. SEA (6.9)
    Snell vs. LAA (-0.9)
    Paxton @KC (-1.7)

    7/8 (can only stream ONE of these)
    McCarthy vs. SD (26.5)
    Liriano vs. CHN (8.2)
    Corbin @SF (3.9)
    McHugh vs. OAK (4.7)
    Shoemaker @BAL (3.8)

    7/9 (4 start max)
    Salazar vs. NYA (16.2)
    Harvey vs. WAS (11.4)
    Peavy vs. ARI (10.0)
    Ray @SF (9.9)
    McCullers vs. OAK (8.2)
    Conley vs. CIN (7.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda
      Fiers vs. SEA (0.6)
      Duffy vs. SEA (6.9)
      McCarthy vs. SD (26.5)
      Salazar vs. NYA (16.2)
      Peavy vs. ARI (10.0)
      McCullers vs. OAK (8.2)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: You da man! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. Geo says:
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    Two questions: 1. Any chance Sonny Gray turns it around this year? Adjustments in second half or change of scenery? Thinking of trying to buy low on him.
    2. Dynasty league, half my pitchers on DL, including Kershaw now, and I’m slipping in the standings the last couple weeks. Thinking of offering my Kershaw/Mazara for his Syndergaard/Donaldson. Maybe some other throw ins on either side. Worth it to do something like that and try to stay in contention? Or not worth trading Kershaw and just try to ride out his injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. If it’s super cheap, but he wasn’t that good last year, so I don’t expect much 2. That trade is in your favor, but doesn’t seem likely to be accepted

      • Geo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. 1. Tim Anderson cheap? I have a plethora of high end SS, and the guy is a White Sox fan
        2. He twice offered me Harvey/Donaldson for C. Seager/Mazara/Glasnow but then pulled it each time lol. Offered yesterday at some point. Pulled it late last night, then re-offered it literally an hour or two later, then pulled it again this morning. I was at the firehouse yesterday, so by the time I even saw it each time between goin on calls and what not, and got out of work this morning, it was gone both times. He’s close to out of contention, so I might be able to pull it off if I throw in some pieces to juice it up a little. If not, I’ll have to figure something else out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. That’s fair 2. Gotcha, then try it

  135. Pat says:
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    12 team h2h
    kimbrel for Myers and Sano

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Pat: Seriously?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers side, it’s fair

  136. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lose Gattis for DArnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  137. Knucks says:
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    Your take on the Grichuk return?

    Drop Judge for him in 12 team roto redraft? No other bench bats, just looking to spec on one till after the break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure can try it

  138. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Nl all star team is the entire cubs If. The game is turning into a joke. seager and altuve shud be starting.

  139. Bobbo says:
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    Utility bat question. Who starts tomorrow?
    Cameron Maybin @CLE (Tomlin) $-1.2
    Tim Anderson vs. NYY (Pineda) $-1.2
    Addison Russell vs. CIN (Descalafani) $-3.0
    With how hot Russell has been of late, it’s gotta be him, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  140. JoeG414 says:
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    I give Mazara for Gausman ? 6×6 mixed roto
    Non keeper. I could use a good second half Starter
    Yes/No.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Or do you like Matz (with his elbow ) better ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Matz with his elbow

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Grey:
            What about Roark ?
            Him or Gausman?
            Just want to make sure I get value for Mazara
            Thanks always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Roark

  141. Shidesthelimit says:
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    Quick question – in a 6×6 (Standard+OPS AND HR Allowed) and in need of starting pitching. Being offered Greinke for JD Martinez. I have 3 OF slots in my league, and they are already occupied by Ozuna, Myers and Kris Bryant. My starting pitching is gross, enjoy:
    Liriano, Salazar, Paxton, Snell, Matz, Hendricks, Velasquez, Smyly, Gausman.

    Take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  142. peacecoast says:
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    Rodon kinda pisses me the fuck off grey

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @peacecoast:
      Oh yes !
      Watching batting practice for the Yanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: I beg them to just take him out, for my ratios sake.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        And still waiting for Abreu

  143. El Coffee says:
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    Using Judge’s call-up date as the starting point, who will provide better stats – Aaron Judge or AJ Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  144. FrankGrimes says:
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    Who is a bigger pile of shit?
    Rodon or Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, I gave you a vape tip above

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I wrote it down for next time I stock up.
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: have you tried the poundcake?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, just ordered it though… Guava is so good though it’s worth the chance…

  145. Fungazi says:
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    Wooo Stanton got on his big boy pants today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  146. Brett says:
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    With the news on kamg and his sexual assault would you trade him Addison Russell keeper league keep 5 260 budget kang has 7 value Russell 13

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Russell anyway

  147. ferris says:
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    What do you think of a straight drop of Taillon in a 12 team with limited dl slots?

    I’m thinking limited IPs, coupled with, if true, possible shoulder concern.

  148. Skeezix says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey! From your comments, I think you prefer Salazar over Teheran. Do you think it’s close, either for ROS or as a keeper? We can only keep 2 SPs, and I’ve got Scherzer, Kluber and Carrasco. I’m thinking of using one of them to help me get a bat, and a guy is willing to give me Teheran as part of the return.

  149. Johnc says:
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    I was offered Pedroia and Tanaka for CMart. CMart has been unlucky with his relievers blowing a few wins. Tanaka pitches in the AL East. Both seem like injuries waiting to happen so Pedroia makes it interesting as I would drop Espinosa to add him. Thoughts?

  150. Dusty Briches says:
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    Khris Davis or Mazara ROS?

  151. knucks says:
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    Just a test, sorry if this Pings you!

  152. knucks says:
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    test

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