I’m here with Giancarlo Stanton in the hospital.  No, I’m not here to direct Giancarlo to put the hospital gown on backwards.  That was a happy accident.  I’m also not here to try to convince new parents in the maternity ward to name their daughters, Giancarla or Ginacarlo or Ginacarla.  The flowers everyone sent were beautiful, by the way.  Every time he falls asleep I sprinkle flower petals on him like he’s Mena Suvari in American Beauty.  Whoever sent the balloon, “Get Well Soon, My Fantasy Team Needs You,” you should be ashamed.  Can you not think of anyone else?  At least think of me!  On the fo’serious for a full second, in 2013, when Showtime aired the inspiration for True Detective that was trying to solve the mystery on whether or not anyone in the Marlins front office knew anything about baseball, Giancarlo was out for a knee operation.  Then last year, Mike Fiers did what many of us dream of, but only a few of us can visualize in its fullest, put a ball on Giancarlo’s face.  Now, he’s out for four to six weeks with a broken hamate bone.  I don’t doubt mi novio can hit 50 homers one year, but he kinda needs to stay on the field to do it.  Hopefully, one of these years we see it.  I have to go now, he’s waking and likes his Jell-O at room temperature, so I have to remove the cold Jell-o from my rectum and hope it’s warmed.  Coming, Giancarlo!  Literally!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Carl Crawford – Nearing a rehab assignment and could return right after the All-Star break.  Don Mattingly said, “We just got done making up Lineup Bingo cards for when Crawford returns.  If Paul Sorvino dressed as a priest pulls a B-3, Crawford plays.”

Zack Greinke – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Giancarless, which is a misnomer, because now all the Marlins have are wheels.

Daniel Murphy – Expected to return from the DL on Tuesday.  Oh, that will solve all your fantasy team’s problems.  Assuming your problems are you can’t find someone to bore you from your MI slot.

Johan Santana – Suspended his comeback attempt until 2016.  At least that’s what the news said.  I’m guessing it meant, he doesn’t plan to officially retire until 2016.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and has five homers in the last eight games.  That’s a week for The Beatles.

Steven Matz – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks in his major league debut, and also went 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs because he’s a baller!  JB’s coming later today with a pitching profile on Matz.  Without reading it, I can tell you he should be owned in all leagues.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer.  45 HRs this year?  Crazier things have happened, maybe literally.

Brandon Phillips – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 2nd one this week, but left yesterday’s game early, potentially re-injuring his jammed thumb.  Damn, Marley, he’s Jammin’.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homers.  With Giancarlo hurt, how can I find pleasure in a time like this?  There shouldn’t be joy.  Yet…Ugh, I’m a bad person!  I feel happiness from Arenado!  Please, give me a swirly, Torenado!

Tim Lincecum – Left Saturday’s game after being hit by a liner.  Sounds like an iceberg in 1912.

Matt Duffy – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 8th homer and 2nd homer in as many games and now batting third.  I’ve continually made the comparison of the Giants to the Cards, and their third basemen share first names and the same fantasy DNA.  Matt Duffy vs. Matt Carpenter, The Clone Wars.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and who does he remind me of?  You guessed it!  It’s Bhanny Crawford!

Madison Bumgarner – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 2.99, and he pitchslapped Bergman.  Must’ve been for making him watch Fanny and Alexander.

Matt Andriese – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 5 Ks vs. the Red Sox, Andriese’s ERA at 3.24.  Andriese was never a big name prospect.  Is Matt without fault, i.e., sans Andriese’s fault?  No, and neither is The Rock’s newest disaster movie, or his new TV show that is a disaster.  Scouts seem to think Andriese could be a #5 starter, but scouts also chew tobacco and call everyone ‘kid.’  Andriese doesn’t even look good enough to stream.

Jake Odorizzi – Set for a rehab assignment.  Like Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Ewing during that one season of Dallas, I have a dream.  Can Odorizzi please no longer be set to start rehab and just start it?

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 5 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, but you shot your poisoned arrow through my heaaaaaaaaarrrrrrt.  Honest engine, Red Sox just got lucky yesterday and I’m not concerned.

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-5, 1 RBI as he hit 2nd in his Rays debut.  Grady Sizemore gets more chances to fail than Tom Sizemore.

Hanley Ramirez – Went back to Boston for an MRI.  Damn, he’s filling up that MRI stamp card fast!

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .231.  I was surprised Ortiz wasn’t going around the major leagues collecting token gifts for retirement, so I Googled that shizz and I found out he’s not considering retirement.  Looks like his judgment for hanging it up is as good as Robin Williams.  Too soon?

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Whatever hot schmotato influenza Brock Holt (0-for-4) was sneezing on all my teams two weeks ago looks to be transferred to De Aza.  I grabbed him for today, won’t you join me?

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  If the source of all my stress is Sandoval, and Sandoval finally hits a home run, who does he hit it off of to keep my stress level high?  He hits it off my ace, Archer, of course.  Thanks, Bleb!

Justin Masterson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  It seems that every new starter to go into the Red Sox rotation looks great for about two starts, then they catch whatever’s ailing Miley, et al.  Wouldn’t be surprised to see him have another nice game next time out vs. the Astros, though the ‘Stros can put up 12 runs or strikeout 27 times.  I wouldn’t go near Masterson outside of AL-Only leagues, way too much risk.

Drew Hutchison – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.99.  Hutch’s peripherals look solid (8.3 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 3.79 xFIP), but I’m having a hard time getting excited about him.  Weird that the Blue Jays staff is made of two 70’s cops that I don’t trust.  Call me Stokely Carmichael.

Roberto Osuna – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save as Delabar set him up.  Seems pretty clear to me that if the Blue Jays had their druthers Osuna is their closer, assuming I know what druthers are.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer.  Yeah, okay, but what about The Torenado?!

Chi Chi Gonzalez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks.  Four walks to three Ks says all you need to know.  Wait, why are you putting your ear to the previous sentence?  Four walks to three Ks isn’t going to literally say anything.

Yovani Gallardo – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks on Saturday, ERA down to 2.72.  YoGa is sure going out of his way to bait and switch.  Now, he’s throwing a near-complete game shutout vs. the Blue Jays.  I like his persistence to rope us into his web of hot garbage.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-5 and his 5th steal, near-.400 in the last week with two homers and two steals.  Hot schmotato alert!

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Melky, cereal, baby, Melky, cereal, baby.  Damn, that song always gets stuck in my head.  Melky’s been hot for about a week and I’d own him, though I imagine he’s on a lot of last place teams that are already researching fantasy football.  (Smooth linkage!)

Jeff Samardzija – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.56.  He reminds me of a pitcher from yesteryear.  A good old fashioned innings eater.  Can’t believe we don’t have a term for this, but we need a glossary term for an innings eater.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jesse Chavez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 3.02.  Two starts in a row where he’s looked about as wonky as trying to make sense of a conversation with Daniel Johnston.  I’d continue to hold him in most leagues.

Eric Hosmer – 0-for-3, but left yesterday’s game early with pain in his left ring finger.  That’s how I felt after I got married.

Adam Jones – 0-for-4, and only started the 1st game of the doubleheader as he returned to the lineup.  For what he did, returned might be too strong a word.

Manny Machado – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer in 1st game.  I talk a bit about Machado in the podcast that’s coming later today.  I’d break Amish to listen.

Chris Parmelee – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  You might remember Parmelee from such classic posts as my Friday Buy titled, um, well, you can Google it.

Jimmy Paredes – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer in the 1st game.  The desire I feel for Paredes feels akin to anyone’s desire for Rosie Perez at the Puerto Rican Day parade.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  His ERA says he’s way past the point of streaming, but I still have no faith in him and would look at the Stream-o-Nator for Ubaldo.  Maybe my yawnstipation about Ubaldo is subconscious because my hair is my best attribute.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, his ERA has jumped from 3.22 to 3.96 in the last two starts.  Looks like The Regression Fairies are pecking away hard on Bauer.  At least that’s why I think they’re doing the chicken head.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer as he bats leadoff.  It actually makes more sense that Granderson continues to bat leadoff compared to Kemp’s placement.  One thing the Padres have is guys that could hit leadoff — Yangervis Solarte (0-for-4), Alexei Amarista (0-for-1) and Will Venable (0-for-3).  Okay, not saying they’re great, but Kemp hitting leadoff is goofy.

Derek Norris – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (10, 11).  Hasn’t been great, but he’s been a ton better than the Netflix show, Derek.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Three homers from catchers in yesterday’s game because they don’t have to answer catcher questions.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Yasmany Tomas (0-for-3, 2 runs) unveiled his dugout homer celebration yesterday.  Lamb goes for a high-five and Yasmany gnaws on his forearm.

David Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Just beginning to get going as Ender readies to return.  It’s like a fantasy cul-de-sac.

Jon Singleton – Was called up, but didn’t play on Sunday.  Prospect Mike just gave you his Jon Singleton fantasy.  He wrote it after celebrating a Supreme Court ruling with Maikel Franco.

Collin McHugh – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.51 vs. Michael Pineda 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down 4.08.  This was a matchup of two guys that have caused consternation the size of the Milky Way.  As I said last time on Pineda, he’s a buy low.  McHugh’s another ball of yarn.  His velocity and Ks are down.  He could have solid games, but last year’s 2.73 ERA pitcher doesn’t seem likely.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.80.  Ah, the one that got away.  How good has he been?  On our Player Rater, he’s around the 17th best starter, and moving close to as valuable as Price and Harvey.  Yup.

Torii Hunter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games.  Since a cyclops with a monocle wouldn’t eye Torii on principle, let’s just jump right to him being a hot schmotato.

Tommy Milone – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.19.  Yeah, I’m aware of how good Milone was in the minors this year, and…it does nothing for my enthusiasm on him.  I’d strictly look at him thru the eyes of the Stream-o-Nator.

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.14.  The least amount of runs he’s allowed in the most innings he’s thrown in a start all year!  And he does it with his third worst K/9 of the season (5.1) — lowercase yay!  Way to undercut our happiness once again, Fiers!

Ryan Braun – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (9), hitting .259.  Mean’s while in this game, Adam Lind hit his 11th homer (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .291).  According to our Player Rater, Braun’s run away from Lind in fantasy value, which is the first positive news on Braun’s thumb in two years.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4 after leaving Saturday’s game because he took a pitch off his elbow by Teheran.  This year he’s Andrew McClutchin-Everything.  While him getting hit on his elbow sounds almost as bad as the new HBO show, The Brink — I can tell Tim Robbins and Jack Black are gentiles because I’ve never seen two actors ham it up so much — but since McClutchin-Everything played on Sunday, it’s hopefully nothing.

Jace Peterson – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer on Sunday, and 2-for-5, 3 RBIs on Saturday.  In other words, Rendon’s injury is the best thing that’s happened to my team.  Or at least that’s the lie I’m currently telling myself!

Alex Wood – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.17.  I giggled a little when I wrote his ERA.  Fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) sounded like a bunch of 60-year-old men they had so many problems with Wood in the beginning of the year.  If a guy with a 3.17 ERA is your biggest problem, I want your team.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Okay, another three months of this and we’re all good.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I see the dreck that is his year and I want to call him, “Ian damn, man.”

Danny Espinosa – 0-for-9.  Okay, so maybe it hurts a little losing Rendon.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Or as Phils fans call him, “Franco,” then they cover their mouth.

Cesar Hernandez – 6-for-8, 1 run and 3 steals doubleheader.  If you need SAGNOF, he’s worth a gamble.  In related news, Phils manager, Ryan Sandberg, quit.  The Phils can’t even pressure the right former All-Star 2nd baseman to retire.

Hector Santiago – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  I can see it already.  He gets bombed in the playoffs, and Joe Buck can’t stop talking about how surprising it is, because of how good Santiago was this year.  Yeah, only Santiago’s leaving more men on base than a Catholic schoolgirl.

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks and out after 96 pitches.  Can’t believe Lloyd Christmas McClendon can tie his shoes wearing those kid gloves he’s using on F-Her.  Assuming McClendon can even tie his shoes normally.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER and got the save the other night.  McClendon reiterated that he wants Rodney to be closing games.  This time he didn’t mention man muscles, instead he said Rodney makes them a better club if he’s closing and, “Carson is in the eighth and Lowe and Furbush in the seventh.  It closes the gap tremendously.”  A Lowe/Furbush does close the gap tremendously, or McClendon was doing a Mystery Science Theater-type voiceover for a Woodstock documentary.

 
  1. Jack Gibbs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    9×9 (complicated, but BBs and OPS rewarded). ROS:
    1. Lindor or Flores?
    2. Travis (ciurrently hitting 9th) or LeMahieu?

    Thanks as always.

    • Paul says:
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      @Jack Gibbs: I just want to point out that travis only started batting 1st because reyes got injured. And reyes has been hot on his return so I dont see travis moving back up in that order unless they give reyes a break for a day or he gets injured again “knock on wood*”

      • Big W says:
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        @Paul: Hey Paul, just wanted to point out that before Reyes was injured, Travis was batting second… then everyone moved up a spot when Reyes got injured. I believe they have him at 9 to ease him back in… So far he’s been good so if he keeps it up, he could easily go back to second.

  2. Helldiver says:
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    10 team AL only keeper league.

    C-McCann
    1b-Encarnacion
    2b-Odor
    3b-Donaldson
    ss-Correa
    of-Bautista,Calhoun,JD Martinez
    Util-Forsythe
    Bench-De Aza, Sano
    DL-Buxton,Marisnick

    I had to work hard to get those hitters through trades, as I only drafted Donaldson, and stashed Correa/Buxton with waiver pickups. The rest came from trades. I’m looking for some speed, and willing to part with a little bit of power to get a reliable source.

    What do you think of trading JD Martinez for Ellsbury? Neither of which could be kept past this year.

    • Big W says:
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      @Helldiver: SAGNOF… if pillar is available, grab him for free

  3. Baggiejohn says:
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    Archer versus Boston, Crushed … ? Yep, that’s the ABC of it.

  4. jakeTPE says:
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    If I find out the password for the team that picked up Zobrist, can you go in there and get him so I can have him back on my team because Rendon’s on the DL again?! Thanks, Grey!

  5. Joncarlo Stanton says:
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    Yo G-Money!

    I know you’re crushed about Stanton, me too. We actually share the same name, but spelled differently. Mine, not as cool unfortunately.

    I’ve received complete joke offers for him (ex. Semein). Best so far is Freddy Freeman. Thoughts? You scared the fish are extra cautious and end his season early? Power zap?

    Thanks big homie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joncarlo Stanton: Yeah, he could get shut down early, or just not be the same until next year… I’d take Freeman

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Pollock? I was offered. take?

        • Dr Heartwell says:
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          @John: depending on your positional needs both are solid choices

  6. nard dog says:
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    Worried about Singleton cutting into Gattis’s playing time…but someone inexplicably dropped Salvador Perez for Wilson Ramos yesterday. Thinking about putting in a claim for him and dropping Castro (I have Correa at SS). Should I do it? Is an add/drop of Perez/Gattis out of the question?

    And which two out of these four would you own: Gio, McCullers, Walker, and Matz?

    Thanks for all the help!

    • nard dog says:
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      @nard dog: Oh and one more thing: Moss or Byrd? Thanks again.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @nard dog: moss.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @nard dog: Get Perez. I’d own them all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nard dog: Yes, Perez…Matz, Walker

  7. Random Collmenter says:
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    OSUNA don’t know what team Druthers plays for. OSUNA only 20 years old but can drink legally in Canada. OSUNA smashed.

  8. Billo says:
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    My Hammel + McCullers for his Arrieta?

    Cheers

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Billo: i would do that. Esp in. Shallow league or non-keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billo: Arrieta side

  9. endershadow says:
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    How about Ip Man for an innings eater

    • RegentofRegentSquare says:
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      IPFreelyPitcher

  10. longbeachyo says:
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    You’re a sick man, Chubbs!

    I LOVE IT!!!

  11. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    best 4 streams of the week.
    Mon
    Nelson @ PHI (5.5)
    TUE
    hendricks @ NYM (13.6)
    heaney vs NYY (11.1)
    WED
    sports bureau @ SD (2.5)
    colume vs CLE (-8.8, i would think this be higher)
    THUR
    hellickson vs COL (8.8 almost same rating he had this week when he got lit)
    peavy @ MIA (-.8)
    gibson @ KC (-18.1, i’m thinking this is way too low for how gibson’s been lately)
    FRI
    masterson vs HOU (-8.2, but he looked good today)
    SAT
    locke vs CLE (3.5)
    webster vs COL (-3)
    SUN
    hendricks vs MIA (11.7)
    I’m guessing the hendricks ones are gimmes, but what’s next best 2? weak streamer week in this 14 teamer. If Hendricks kills it in the first one i’ll probably be better off just keeping him. I do have some weak starts this week of my own to either bench or likely have to make up for later (burnett and liriano @ DET, matz @ LAD) when i don’t bench.

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome: that goofball daniel johnston sure did make some weird good music though. he even teamed up with Half Japanese guys once. interesting reference, didn’t think you were into that music.

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you like Ryan Vogelsong @ Mia. Tuesday over Hendricks ?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JoeG: likely not, Vogel’s road numbers aren’t good, even in a good park, bad offense like MIA, SON thinks so too.

  12. Brian says:
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    To trade Jose Fernandez or not… that is the question.

    I’m in first place by six points in an 8 team NL Only league where OPS replaces BA and where we start five outfielders. Keepers increase by $5 each year and can be kept for an unlimited amount of years.

    I can most easily gain points in OPS, saves, and Wins. The teams towards the bottom are starting to look towards next year and want my nine dollar Jose Fernandez and are willing to overpay.

    I could make any of the following trades and likely really solidify my hold on first place… but, but… but I keep thinking it sure would be nice to have a nine dollar Jose Fernadez next year.

    Short question out of a long post. Do I make any of the following trades or just hold onto Fernandez? Does a $6 Carlos Martinez kind of make up for a $9 Jose Fernadez?

    Option 1: His Yasiel Puig ($36), Carlos Martinez ($6), and Jacob Degrom ($23) for Jose Fernandez ($9), Nori Aoki ($7), and Patrick Corbin (not keepable)

    Option 2: His Joey Votto ($28), Carlos Martinez ($6), and Jacob Degrom ($23) for Jose Fernandez ($9), Nori Aoki ($7) and Patrick Corbin (not keepable)

    Option 3: His James Shields ($17) and Kenley Jansen ($20) for Jose Fernandez ($9)

    Option 4: His Kenley Jansen ($20) and Trevor Rosenthal ($19) for my Jose Fernandez ($9)

    Option 5: His Max Scherzer ($42), Jorge Soler ($28), Drew Storen ($18), and AJ Ramos ($5) for my Jose Fernadez ($9), Nori Aoki ($7), and Patrick Corbin (not keepable)

    Option 6: Wait it out and hope my DL reinforcements (and there are many!) over the next month are enough (team below, with potential keepers noted).

    C: Grandal
    1B: Todd Frazier ($25)
    2B: Josh Harrison
    SS: Tulo
    3B: Arenado ($29)
    OF1: Matt Kemp
    OF2: AJ Pollock ($11)
    OF3: Andre Ethier ($5)
    OF4: David Peralta
    OF 5: Will Venable
    Util 1: Jean Segura
    Util 2: Wilmer Flores
    Bench: Nori Aoki (injured, due back in about a month) ($7)
    Bench: Ender Inciarte (injured, due back in a week) ($5)

    P: Stephen Strasburg
    P: Cole Hamels
    P: Francisco Liriano ($9)
    P: Gerrit Cole ($24)
    P: Jon Lester
    P: Jamie Garcia (possibly injured and if not, will be injured soon)
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    P: Craig Kimbrel
    P: Brad Ziegler ($5)
    P: Carter Capps
    Bench: Jose Fernandez (injured, back within the week) ($9)
    Bench: Patrick Corbin (injured, back in a couple weeks)
    Bench: Brandon Beachy (injured, back in a month)

    Thanks for the help.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Brian: If you are trying to win this year, option 5 is the best. If you are trying to gamble on winning this year and getting a value piece for 2016, take option 1,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Agree with Featherbottom

      • Brian says:
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        Thank you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Jojo says:
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    Hi grey who do you like better ROS; Gose or Deshields? I’m melanoma towards goes with Gallo getting time in the OF

  14. Brian says:
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    One more question – I could trade Kemp straight up for Jansen. It would leave me without a fifth outfielder for a week until Inciarte gets back, but it also gives me a fourth closer and I’m 74 (!) runs and 44 RBI ahead of the second place teams in those categories. Should I make that trade?

    • Zeus says:
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      @Brian: get Jansen. How about also including his worst Of and your worst pitcher in the deal just so you have someone in the lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Works for me

      • Brian says:
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        Thank you both (again)!

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    How do you the greyt one go about picking which teams to trade with this year if you are in contention for the championship. I’ve always been of the mindset that you know the contendors by this stage of the year and so likely if you trade with them you are helping yourself and them at the same time. Therefore I only try to deal with teams placed below me if possible, and certainly not 1st or 2nd. What say you, if contending do you follow this same strategy and only trade with higher placed teams if no one elses biting?

    Not talking about dumbass leagues where you can rip owners off in trades, proper leagues where deals are normally pretty even so surely would make sense not to help your rivals.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Swfcdan: this should only even crop up if you have 2 identically valued (for you) trades, with one being with the under ranked team, the other being the team in 1st. If that’s the case, sure take the trade with the team below you, otherwise take the best trade, regardless where it came from. I’m getting the sense you’ve spent years nixing good trades simply not to help teams ahead of you. I’m guessing you’ve missed getting 2nd more than you probably should’ve. I’d rather get 2nd or 3rd than 4th myself though. We should name this condition (strategy you call it) falling on the spite grenade. Unless of course you are one of those people who consider 2nd place to be the first loser (and thus worse than 4th), if so, you’re going about that the right way.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @A Wesley Snipes Life: There’s no such thing is ‘good trades’ or ‘bad trades’ dude, in good competitive leagues all deals are pretty even as owners are smart. Therefore it is better always talking with teams below you about deals, it’s pretty simple logic, help you and the teams below, not you and the teams above you. Of course if you get offered a no-brainer trade take it no matter who it’s from, but they don’t exist in good money leagues…I’m talking about when you are looking to deal, which teams in the standings do you talk to first.

        I get the sense you are those owners that play in simple free leagues where most owners aren’t knowlegable anyway and others aren’t even active by now, so dumbass trades happen all the time and you win your (free) league every year (congratulations!) so think you are a great fantasy player. You should start playing fantasy with the big boys…see easy this criticism game isn’t it.

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Swfcdan: i’ve seen what level of players you are on here asking about, and when. Your leagues aren’t all that knowledgeable with it’s owners (i’m not saying that about you per se, other than your spite grenade idea). You also have no reason to think that about any league i’m in. I never claimed to win any % of my leagues for you to have recourse to assume i’m in easy free ones at all. As “simple” as your spite grenade argument is, what’s even simpler (and more obvious) is just make trades that help you, and like Grey said (and this is what i thought everybody did already till i read about your theory) just go to teams that have more than they need for what you need, and you have something that they need. I’m talking down to you from evidence you’ve given, you don’t have any on me. I’d still rather get 2nd or 3rd than 4th, and that appears to be the main difference here between us here. Watch out for that shrapnel (keeping yourself in 4th so as to not help out 1st)

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @A Wesley Snipes Life: So your genius tradeing strategy is “just make trades that help you”, well thanks for the great advice Einstein you are well on your way to becoming a fantasy baseball expert. Tout Wars championships are in your future. You dont think that “trades that help you” could possibly be offered by lower standings teams too? No thats just infathomable to even imagine….I better keep trading with the best teams then. Screw them getting better by just as much as I do.

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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              @Swfcdan: i didn’t say only trade with teams above you, read what i wrote:
              “this should only even crop up if you have 2 identically valued (for you) trades, with one being with the under ranked team, the other being the team in 1st. If that’s the case, sure take the trade with the team below you, otherwise take the best trade, regardless where it came from”

              And no matter how much of an idiot you think i am, you’re now at least 0-2 with the razz guys (Grey and Mike) endorsing your spite grenade strategy, they’ve both said just take the best trade, completely regardless of what team it comes from. It may be infathomable to listen to somebody else, but notice what those two said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Look to see what teams have an abundance of the category you need

  16. Josh O'neil says:
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    How would you rank the following;
    Hammels
    Odorizzi
    Walker
    Gallardo

    Thanks!

  17. the badger says:
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    I have an extra SP. Altho I am struggling in pitching cats other than wins

    My worst SP is Matz or Salazar.

    Instead of dropping either I’ve been offered

    Charlie Blackmon or Y Cespedes for G Cole

    Fair? Which one if so

  18. Malicious Phenom says:
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    On this day in baseball history:

    June 29, 1941 In a doubleheader with the Senators, Joe DiMaggio ties and then breaks the American League consecutive game hitting streak of 41 established by George Sisler. In the opener he knots the record with a double off Dutch Leonard, and in the nightcap ‘the Yankee Clipper’ tops the record with a seventh inning single against Walt Masterson.

  19. chucky says:
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    Billy Burns…more fiction than hype? Hasn’t stolen a base in over a week. If he’s not gonna run, then what other redeemable qualities does he have?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @chucky: Last 14 days, doode is hitting .358, with 10 runs and 3 SBs. Gimme, gimme, gimme.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @chucky: he had minor leg problem, that probably explains the steals lack.

  20. JWRAY says:
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    Is either Héctor Santiago or Tyson Ross worth owning over Fiers?

    • Zeus says:
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      @JWRAY: Ross yes. Fiers could go on a streak like let year though.

  21. Cheese says:
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    That intro. Dear lord.

  22. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Dropped Fiers so he’ll be turning it around now – or not, this is about the 5th time I’ve dropped him.

  23. Red Barons says:
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    An innings eater = a brown bagger? fluffernutter? meatless samwidzja?

    Speaking of whom, would you rather have Samardzija or A. Wood?

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: or meatless samwidzj

  24. Lando says:
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    Great work as always.

    DeShields or Odor for my 2B slot? Team is thirsty for steals so I lean DeShields, but it’s not like Odor is a zero in that category if you think he’s gonna be a lot better overall. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lando: Thanks! Odor

  25. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Ain’t Eater or Ain’t Man – Eating up innings, but not giving you enough to say “i love this guy!” Gives you some counting stats but kills your ratios – ain’t getting it done.

  26. Tom says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m in a 16 team league and I have a couple of roster questions; De Aza or Beltran for this week. Also, for the rest of the season I need to pick two of the following, Lincecum, Matt Harrison, Andriese, Tim Hudson, or Tommy Milone? Thank you for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: De Aza…MIlone, Andriese

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks as always, very much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Oranje says:
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    My attempts to get Arenado for Archer fell through. Now, my option is Machado for Archer. Is this advisable? Having lost Giancarlo, gaining Rendon back just to lose him again, and trading for Freeman right before he went on the DL, I am missing bats. My current starting 3B is Moustakes! I am currently in 2nd place and would be left with Arrieta, Hamels, Greinke, Kluber, Lester, and Liriano for pitchers. Thoughts?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Oranje: How about offering Moose and Archer for
      Wow arenado

  28. Timmah R says:
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    Thanks as always!!! So in a 10 team h2h points league I need to choose 2 of these 5 for the week:

    Archer at NYY
    Kluber at TB
    JFer v SF
    Matz at LAD
    Richards at TEX

    Obviously a good problem to have but yea… Tough call this week!

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! OZUNA sacrifice three chickens for you tonight in appreciation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He better!

  29. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Another week, another 10$!! I wish. Waiting for a post to come my way.

    a. Last year, ISIS robbed the Iraqi central bank branch in Mosul on their march towards Baghdad for…ONLY 400 million USD!!! 400 million USD. With 400 million USD, one can buy 400 million cans of red kidney beans or maybe even 500 million if you can get a good wholesale price! But the UN can’t find 40,000 for a one-year gig for me. Maybe I can sign up with ISIS, I’m sure they’d find a job for me real quick.

    b. So, su novio broke the sweet hamate of his sweet left hand! In that H2H shallow league where I had the privilege of owning Stanton, I have the following available.

    Curtis Granderson
    Ben Revere
    Chris Colabello
    Kevin Pillar
    Torii Hunter
    Denard Span
    Nick Markakis
    Steven Souza
    Alex Gordon
    Brandon Belt
    Adam Eaton
    Josh Harrison
    Brandon Moss
    Ender Inciarte
    Chris Coghlan

    1. Who do you like for this week?

    I like Colabello for this week for his matchups against 4 Red Sox pitchers at home, but maybe you see something better.

    2. Who do you like ROS?

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the week:

    ‘Recently the authorities on Riker’s Island, removed all porno mags. After a riot broke out in protest by prisoners, the authorities allowed one magazine…’Hairy Balls and Ass Illustrated’. Enjoy it, suckers!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Zeus says:
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      @Ante GALIC: mention signing with IsIS and you are definitely on the watch list. I posted death to America in Arabic on the Fourth of July once bc I thought it was funny so I’m also there. Welcome to the club

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. Cola works for me 2. Souza C. Ha!

  30. Duke says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With Jose Fernandez due back on Thursday (woot) would you lose Andrew Cashner or Mike Fiers to make room?

    Unrelated follow up question, is Rougned Odor just a hot schmotato and do you like him or Howie Kendrick ROS?

    thanks!

    • Zeus says:
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      @Duke: to all those thinking of dropping fiers remember the two runs he has gone on in the second half of the past few years. Both of those won me leagues.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Zeus: hasn’t fiers actually been better than cash over last month also?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Cash…. Odor over Kendrick

  31. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! It’s rare that I lose my 1st round pick for 4-6 weeks and feel okay because you had Donaldson and Wow-enado ranked so high. With that in mind… Keep reading please… Would you sell high on Arenado? My offense has been crushing it, but if I can turn him into an Ace + a decent bat, it could be just what the Fantasy Master Lethario ordered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: No, I’d trade for a lesser SP with a lesser bat

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Okay, sounds good! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Looking at some buy-lows: Pineda, Rubby, Shields (Carrasco owner won’t trade). Rubby on the wire, 10/20 transactions used this year. Trades for Pineda/Shields don’t impact transactions. How do you rank those guys RoS?

            • Grey

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              I’d trade, forget Rubby… Pineda, Shields, that order…

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: Nice! Love me some trades!

  32. papasmurf says:
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    Two of my keepers were CDick and Giancarlo. Now both are gone. My team’s second in HRs thanks to G, now the arrow points down.

    De Aza has 3 homers in 4 games. He seems to start off great on new teams. Last year he was good when he first arrived in BAL.

    I picked him up on Sat and was gonna start him yesterday, but switched him out last minute since he was against Archer… I also sat Lind vs. a lefty starter. Another 2 homers down the drain… a smurf does it again.

    At least there’s some reason to still pay attention. Let’s go Matz!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @papasmurf: The Jinx.. Lol

      I’m trading matz

  33. Yeppers says:
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    10 team weekly H2H

    Need to upgrade my utility spot.

    I have been offered 2 trades…

    Puj and Shields for my Keuchel
    and
    Chris Davis for my Salazar

    I think they are both fair…

    Which one should I take?

  34. DancinHomer says:
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    For this year only, who do you like better:

    Corey Seager
    Miguel Sano

    Looking for an upg at SS and both qualify in yahoo.

    Innings eater = Sad Pac-Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: Sano… Not sure if Sad Pac-Man works

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks for the help.

        Maybe not “sad”, but Innings eater just reminded me of Pac-Man chompin away…so, maybe simply “Pac-Man”

        Cheers

        • Grey

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          I don’t fully get the Pac-Man reference regarding this

          • DancinHomer says:
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            @Grey:

            The dots that Pac-Man eats = Innings

            All he does is move at a constant pace and gobble up them dots/ innings.

            However, if it wasn’t clear…probably not the greatest reference.

            I’ll bow out now :)

            • Grey

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              Yeah, not feeling it, sorry

  35. Jvanslyke says:
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    Your killing HBO today! Well deserved, worst summer schedule I can remember. This year makes John from Cincinnatti look like the Sopranos.

    Do you prefer Harrison it Holt?? Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: Ha, totally… Harrison, yeah

  36. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Matt Duffy, odor, Chris young or de Aza?

    Leaning Duffy

  37. sniff test says:
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    Would you own Matz over T. Walker?

  38. Nightpandas says:
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    Innings Eater – The Staff Hoar, Pig Starter, Mound Gorger

    Duffy, Torii, Grichuk or Holt? (Obp league that counts strikeouts)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: Don’t love those suggestions… Duffy

  39. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Butler or Grichuk for Span?

  40. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Did you see when they were doing Casper’s autopsy, and the pathologist said he was bound, and Rachel McAdams got all hot and bothered? Bitch was turned on! Nice….

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Phil of the Future: She sure did enjoy watching that “research” on her laptop too

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Dude WTF! Completely unecessary

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally skeeved

  41. Five-On-One says:
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    Is Desmond starting to turn things around? Please rank Desmond, Odor and A.Escobar for ROS. Thanks.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: I own all three and need to start two – which two? Desmond ad Odor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Desmond, Odor

  42. Skeezix says:
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    Now that McHugh has run off some good starts in a row, what do you think of him as a trade target? Top __ SP in the second half?

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! What about deGrom, Lester and Arrieta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What about them?

          • Skeezix says:
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            @Grey: Top __ SP in the second half for these guys? I’m sensing conflict between us Grey…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Top 20-ish

              • Skeezix says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey, appreciate it!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  43. Leafs says:
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    Between Price and Kluber:

    a) who do you think will have a stronger overall 2nd half?
    b) who would you rather have as a keeper going into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leafs: Kluber…Kluber

  44. AMolnar says:
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    As always, very fun to read your daily updates.

    Do you think Beltre has anything in the tank still? ROS?

    I might throw a buy low trade offer out for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AMolnar: Thanks! He really looks like he got old…If the price is cheap enough, but I’m worried

  45. Sir says:
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    Thoughts on the following trade: Miggy & Brad Ziegler for JD Martinez and Longo?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Sir: I like the Miggy side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sir: Miggy

  46. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Jaime Garcia for Steven Matz?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mike: yes, Garcia is hurt again..

  47. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Lester (was dropped and I was very lucky to pick him up) @ NY Mets
    Walker @ Padres
    Pineda @ home v Rays

    Bauer @ Pirates (way better on the road then at home)
    JoFer @ home v San Fran
    Teheran @ home v Phils (way better at home than on the road)

    could you be as so kind to pick 3 for this week… I am leaning towards the top 3..

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Wouldn’t consider yourself that lucky, you haven’t owned Lester this year….very infuriating to own in shallower leagues.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Blergball says:
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    Kipnis/Vogt for Arrieta/Pedroia

  49. Hawk says:
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    Razzballers,

    In a 10 team, 5×5 full season roto league where the difference in Saves between 2nd place (55) and 8th place (50 saves) is 5 saves would you rather have Carson Smith or Roberto Osuna? Both are available on waiver wire.

  50. Will says:
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    Ian Desmond or Justin Turner at UTIL? I have Correa at SS and Arenado at 3B. I had Rendon at UTIL, but now I either have to play Desmond or look elsewhere. Thoughts?

    • Will says:
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      @Will: So I traded Frazier, Segura, and Grilli for Encarnacion, Polanco, and Cody Allen. I have obviously regretted that trade since the 3rd week of the season when I did it. Do you think it would be fair to offer Desmond and Hosmer for Frazier and then pick up Turner, or is that too much?

      • Jake taylor says:
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        @Will:
        Not to much… Chances are he won’t take that for Frazier

        • Will says:
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          @Jake taylor: what about dropping desmond for turner and buxton for Rosario? I need a Catcher with d’Arnaud out again and buxton is hurt and not sure I will keep him. thoughts?

        • Will says:
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          @Jake taylor: Parmelee is also an option instead of Turner. I’m thinking Turner hitting 3rd for the Dodgers would be better than Parmelee or Desmond. thoughts? It is a 12 team, head to head, 6×6 (OPS) keeper league

  51. tone DEAF! says:
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    So you really like Paredes a lot? I haven’t really been watching him but your blurbs have me thinking. I’m tired of Phillips having an injury every other day. And there’s not much on the wire for 2nd base… Who out of these should be my 2nd baseman?

    Paredes, Duffy, Espinosa, brad miller, odubel, owings?

  52. Nate says:
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    To replace Stanton in a standard 5×5 H2H 14-team leaguer, I was surprised to see these names on the wire… who would you run with:

    Moreland, Granderson, Moss, Trumbo, Melky

  53. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    So Grey, you are the one in the room with Giancarlo! I am in the hospital room, two doors down, Room #B224. The nurses wouldn’t let me go in to see my beloved. They said he was with another. Now I know the truth. Here, at least give him this bouquet of purple tiger lillies. He’ll know what it means.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Will do! *changes card to read from me*

  54. RicoSuave says:
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    Wow! Great stuff Grey!!!

    14 team H2H points league (weekly)

    Who should I start for this week (I need one of these guys)

    Fiers @ CIN;
    Eovaldi vs TB;
    Hahn vs COL;
    E. Rodriguez @TOR and vs HOU;
    Simon vs PIT.

    Thanks again!

  55. Whiskey T says:
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    Looking for streamers today and the SON has Wilson v NYY just over Blanton at HOU. Which do you prefer? Wilson’s recent meltdown makes me a bit nervous… Thanks again!

  56. Mr Baseball says:
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    Grey you told me to sell Kemp for a young up and coming player – does t Kyle Schwarbe work – I was offered him

  57. booya says:
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    Hughes or Teheran ROS in K/9 league?

  58. Swfcdan says:
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    Thoughts on Souza phone? Is he a good keeper going forward if you have him cheap (OBP league). Thinking of dealing him for DeGrom (rental) to try and win this year, think I might try and do it just want to make sure im not losing a potential star in OBP leagues.

    Also separate deal, K Seager for Pineda if you need pitching? Pineda bounced back well, just wanna be sure you like him going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d take deGrom… I’d take Pineda, deGrom first

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Swfcdan: souzamaphone!

  59. Manley Ramirez says:
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    So you would only have the desire to pick up paredes if you had been drinking heavily, there was nobody younger/hotter available, and you had a fond memory of him topless in the movie Do the Right Thing?

  60. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    Maybe I missed this someplace, but can I move on from Ozuna yet? I have quite literally gotten better power numbers out of Joe Panik filling in for Rendon. OZUNA need to find man from last year in white coat that say “biogenesis” on it.

    Love yas!!!

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @sportivetricks: @Grey: I just finally dropped Ozuna so you should hold. At least for a week. Then I’ll spend some serious FAAB to get him again. And then you can drop him.

        • Grey

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          HA!

  61. Swfcdan says:
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    Buying Lawries latest resurgence? Could deal A-Guerrero and Archer for Harvey and Lawrie, needing an improvement (an actual player who plays?) at 2B (only have E Rosario there).

    I’m considering it as I think Harvey will keep steadily improving. But should I stay away in a H2H, if Harvey could get shutdown early (not like Mets are going anywhere this year)?

    • Nate says:
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      @Swfcdan: I think Mets have confirmed Harvey’s IP will be limited this year coming off TJ… if that makes a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Harvey deal works for me

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: You not worried about an innings cap then? I ‘m looking playoff bound right now so need him for H2H playoffs, no risk of shutdown with Archer.

        • Grey

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          Pitchers don’t get shut down over the age of 25

  62. Speedyjohn says:
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    Dynasty points league:

    Leonys Martin for Nick Castellanos and Zack Efron Eflin.

    I’m looking pretty good this year, almost certainly a playoff team. Is this too much to give up for Martin?

  63. Chicken Dinner says:
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    An innings eater is Groundhogs Gay…….Keeps coming out.

    I know………but it’s funny.

  64. Clint says:
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    Lengthy one here because of call-ups this week. Here’s my h2h points keeper league pitching staff:

    Sale, Archer, Arrieta, Liriano, Salazar, T. Ross, Jaime, Hughes, Latos, Chavez, Heaney, Hutch, Shoemaker, Hendricks

    NA slots-Gausman, Ervin Santana

    When Gausman comes up Thursday, I assume I drop my streamer spot, which was Hendricks, to insert him but what do I do when Ervin returns Sunday and how can I keep streaming once he comes up? I’m using all my bench spots on pitchers so I have none to give.

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      And I’m drawing a blank on the innings eater idea other than to say the image of Slimer of Ghostbusters going to town on that room service cart keeps invading my head when I try to come up w/something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Shoe, Heaney, Hendricks are all droppable

  65. Gareth says:
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    I’m picturing someone unfamiliar with this site coming here and reading the opening Stanton blurb and going “WTF? Is this a Fastasy Baseball / Gay Porn Hybrid Website?”

    Congrats to Gays and Lesbians in the US by the way on the Nationwide same sex Marriage Legalization.

    Now Grey and Giancarlo can make this thing official (word is J-Foh is already looking at Bridesmaid dresses).

    • Timmah R says:
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      @Gareth: It’s a baseball fantasy within fantasy baseball…. mind blown!

  66. fuzzyd says:
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    I can’t find any info on whether J De la Rosa is gonna make his 2 starts this week….any ideas? It’s either him or Porcello for me…and I no like Porcello this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fuzzyd: Neither are good, not sure on 2nd start

      • fuzzyd says:
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        @Grey: would you play Koehler instead…that’s my only other option at the moment…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know matchups

  67. Brian says:
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    12 team yahoo H2H league 5×5. I was offered Archer and D. Travis for my Kipnis and Papelbon. Should I accept this trade?
    Here is my team:
    C. D. Norris. SD
    1B. D. Ortiz. BOS
    2B. J. Kipnis. CLE
    3B. C. Davis. BAL
    SS. A. Escobar. KC
    OF. M. Trout. LAA
    OF. B. Harper. WAS
    OF C. Gonzalez. COL
    UTL. J. Heyward. STL
    UTL. J. Harrison. PIT

    DL. A. Rendon. WAS

    SP. J. Arrietta CHC
    SP. L. Lynn. STL
    SP. A. Wood ATL
    SP. T. Walker. SEA
    SP. J. Chavez. OAK
    SP. C. Bucholz. BOS
    SP. M. Fiers. MIL
    SP. A. Sanchez. DET
    SP M. Leake (streaming)
    SP. K. Hendricks (streaming)

    RP. K. Uehara. BOS
    RP. J. Papelbon. PHI
    RP. R. Osuna. TOR

    DL. Y. Ventura. KC
    N/A. R. Soriano CHC
    N/A. E. Santana. MIN

    Trading Papelbon would leave me with Koji and Osuna which seems fine unless TOR trades for a closer. Soriano could end up closing which makes me think this trade might be worth a shot. I really only need 2 closers since its head 2 head and I can always trade for a low end closer or grab a guy off waivers like Hoover or W. Smith. I think it comes down to how high are we on Devon Travis? I like to think there is still considerable upside with him. Your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Take Archer, figure out the closer stuff when you need to

  68. Tony C says:
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    So I lost Giancarlo to the DL for 4-6 weeks and I’m contemplating a trade. 12 team, H2H, 9×9 cats including OPS, K’s, BB’s for hitters and QS, CG, Shutouts, IP and L’s for pitchers. Trade offer: my Carrasco and Duda for Encarnacion. If he wants more would you trade Carrasco and Franco for Encarnacion?

    My current roster:
    C-R.Martin
    1B-C.Davis
    2B-K.Wong
    3B-J.Donaldson
    ss-Bogaerts
    IF-L.Duda
    OF-J.Bruce
    OF-A.Eaton
    OF-K.Pillar
    DH-Franco
    DL-Stanton
    DL-Pence
    SP-Kluber_Cole_Carrasco_Shoemaker_Arrieta_Burnett_Chase Anderson_Volquez_Karns_K.Hendricks_Karns_Fiers_Duffy

    I punt the saves category since pitching cats are more weighted to starting pitchers. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d take Edwin

  69. Dave says:
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    Yan Gomes or Molina ROS? When D’arnaud returns would he be better than both of them? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Gomes, yes, Travis

  70. Anyone got thoughts on Starting Bucholz in Toronto tonight? Numbers don’t look so great in Rogers Center…

    • Filkarri says:
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      @SheaSeraSera:

      I’m sitting this one out, personally.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Filkarri: drat i benched him in like 6/7 of leagues.

  71. griff says:
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    Grey,
    I need to pick up a pitcher for the back end of my rotation. Which two do you like better for ROS: Mike Montgomery, Wei-Yin Chen, Collin McHugh, or Hisashi Iwakuma?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @griff: Wei-Yin Chen, Collin McHugh

  72. Scott says:
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    Drop Steve Pearce or Marlon Byrd for de Aza?

  73. SallyCips says:
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    I lament the Stanton news. Nothing can hurt my team more, which after barreling into 1st on his voluminous back, dropped the last two weeks to the next two teams and now they laugh at my loss. I hope they all try to trade for him, so I can laugh back!

    There’s not much that can make up for him, but at least I have Donaldson, Frazier, Machado, and Dozier supplying some dongs.

    Gonna go find some would to knock up now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: That’s a pretty solid team left

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @SallyCips: wow, that might be the best draft this year right there. seriously.

  74. Seriously? says:
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    Scherzer & Cano for Correa & McCullers?

    • Jake taylor says:
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      @Seriously?:

      Keeper league?

      • Jack says:
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        One hitter and one pitcher, but I already have Miggy & Sale.

  75. nice marmot says:
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    Thanks as always, Grey.

    10-team 6×6 OPS league, hurting in OF w/Giancarlo, Dickerson and Soler all shelved.

    was offered Pujols/JocPedersen for my McCutchen/Dickerson
    do it?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @nice marmot: If you’re hurting in the OF, why would you trade Cutch? I know you’re getting Joc back, but I do not get how that helps. Unless you’re starting James Loney at first base and need Pujols.

      • nice marmot says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, not quite Loney but am playing LaRoche at CI so Pujols upgrades there. And sounds like Soler is only a few days away…

  76. Jack says:
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    Simmons, Andrus, Hechavarria, Jace, Addison, Wilmer, or Lindor ROS?

  77. Mustard says:
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    Grey

    After u take a cold shower from your Stanton nurse fantasy answer me this

    Points league in middle of pack right now looking to make a move , still looking for a top end starter should I trade pujols? If so what is fair value? Degrom kluber or Arrieta ?
    I’ve picked up Ryan Howard to sub the rest of the way

    Thanks !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mustard: Don’t trade for a top SP if your replacement is Ryan Howard

      • Mustard says:
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        Thanks !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Mustard says:
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            What if I were to slot lucroy in the 1b hole and go waiver hunting for a catcher? Would it make more sense then ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would be better, still not great

  78. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’ve lost Giancarlo, Buxton, and Adam Jones to injury lately. Which OF would you recommend I pickup for the short-term:

    Parmelee
    De Aza
    Michael Taylor

  79. job3ed says:
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    Haven’t read the comments above, but for innings eater, it would have to be MARQUIS de SUPP …

    Highest ERA’s 2002-2014 with at least 1250 IP:

    Marquis
    Ed Jackson
    Suppan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @job3ed: Hmm…I’ll put it on the list

  80. Cheese says:
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    12 team standard +OPS, K/9, K/BB

    I give Andrew McCutchen
    I get Troy Tulowitzki and Jon Lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese: Lester side, it’s fair

  81. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Just when I think I’ve seen the last blurp on Carl Crawford… you bring me back in.

    Also I think Johan is trying to become the next Bernie Williams and won’t actually retire until 2025

  82. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    SON isn’t in love with Graveman this week at home against COL and SEA… What do you think?

  83. dom says:
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    sounds like 1912 iceberg lol

    gonna stream 2 out of these options, h2h, cats include W, L, QS

    M Montgomery (@SD, Kennedy)
    B Anderson (@ARI, Ray)
    Heaney (NYY, Nova)
    Shoemaker (NYY, Warren)

    what do you think? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Thanks! Anderson, Montgomery, not great choices

  84. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Of course Stanton breaks his arm. But lets be realistic, does anyone believe that he really needs both arms to hit? GET HIM BACK OUT THERE!!!

    better closer for ROS: OSUNA or Carson Smith?

  85. Phenomenot says:
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    Osuna- matata

      • phenomenot says:
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        @Grey: I thought i was clever – someone has already made up a t-shirt.

        “Means no worries…for the rest of the game….”\
        “Its our run-free
        philosophy”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  86. Pb&j says:
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    I have Dickerson on my bench. Drop him to grab Sano? This is a redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pb&j: Meh, I’d prolly hold for now

  87. PED Inc. says:
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    Great recap again Grey, thanks! I hope you’re spiking some of Giancarlo’s rectum Jell-O shots with vodka to speed up the recovery!
    I’m having a hard time rostering my fifth starter spot this week, H2H points league please tell me who you’d start from the following.

    [email protected] and @ Pitt
    Matz- @ LAD
    Wacha- vs. SD
    JoFer- vs. SF
    Thanks as always and have a great week!

  88. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League

    Joey Gallo has been my utility…go with hot schomatos Crispie Young or De Aza instead?

    Thanks

  89. matt says:
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    would you start Tyson Ross in St Louis this week or Ervin Santana’s return to K.C where he pitched well 2 years ago but of course his first start of the year….thx

  90. Joe says:
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    Quintana or Karns ROS in a 12-team 5×5 redraft? On that note, is Quintana a better-than-streaming option at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Karns…Don’t know their matchups

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Joe: quintana is liked MUCH more than karns by SON.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Beware the Shit Rope: this is due to STL being awful against lefties.

  91. Scott says:
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    Who gets the boot?
    Uehara
    Soria
    Jansen
    Tolleson
    Osuna
    Carson Smith

  92. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Kipnis for Pujlos in a redraft standard? Need some pop. Have Odor/Paredes/Holt to use Hitter-Tron to backfill the 2B slot.

  93. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Monday Grey!

    Ain’t nuthin’ like a nice bowl of cornflakes in the mornin’ to smooth you out.

    12 teams. No holds

    Roster: Chapman/ Familia/ KRod/ Ramos/ Familia/ Tolleson

    Available: Boxberger/ Osuna/ Parnell

    Any changes to be made?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: Ha, thanks! I want Familiar twice on my teams! I’d hold

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Ha!
        Good catch! I said “Happy Monday”… not “I’m aware of what I’m doing Monday”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  94. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Innings eater = Rick Reuschel …nuff said!

  95. chucky says:
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    Can you shed some light on Cesar Hernandez of Philly. Play 2/ss/3…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chucky: He’s a temp fill-in that has speed

  96. Juan says:
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    Got offered his LeMahieu, Crawford, Gallardo, and Haren for my Desmond, Dee, Hamels, McHugh. Performance wise this year it’s closer than I thought, but I should still reject, right?

  97. L-Boogie says:
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    13 team, 5×5. I need SBs. Bruce for Billy Hamilton?

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Or just wait for Deshields to return.

  98. Gus says:
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    I’m in 1st place by an ok margin but losing Stanton hurts and I am looking at making a move to secure the top spot.

    It’s a keeper league (4 batters, 2 pitchers) and I’m thinking of offering Abreu and top draft picks to get a few producing guys in return. No keeper implications for me so losing Abreu doesn’t affect me much but figure he is enticing for a non-playoff team.

    Which potential package do you prefer in return?

    – Fielder, Heyward and either Cueto or Zimmerman
    – JD Martinez, Liriano and either of CarGomez or Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gus: First for Zimm

  99. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. Should i grab Jimmy Nelson today and drop Eduardo, who pitches tommorrow against Estrada?? SON loves Jimmy

  100. SDB says:
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    Hi Grey
    I’m looking for some trade advice

    I give Encarnacion, I get Kinsler, Carrasco, Matz

    My pitching is worst in the league. If I make the trade, Adrian Gonzalez moves from Utility into EE’s spot, and Carlos Santana moves from bench to my starting Utility spot. Kinsler would bump Neil Walker to my bench…

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SDB: Don’t love it

  101. Anthony says:
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    Grey, I’m loaded at SP with Scherzer, Cole, Stras, Carrasco, C.Mart. I need an OF and may be able to aquire Justin Upton for Stras. Would you sign off on that? Any concerns with Upton? Thanks

  102. John says:
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    I was offered Pollock for my Stanton? So bummed I am in this situation. I think ill shop around but what do you think?

    I have quite a bit of power so maybe um ok I cant go with out him but my other power can lessen the blow. Arenado Donaldson Pederson Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Redraft? take it

  103. The Battered Bastard of Baseball says:
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    Hey Grey! Could you rank Fiers, Estrada, Karns and Milone going forward? Thank You!

  104. Jaymz says:
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    Good post, Grey!

    I’m confused about Chavez too. Time to drop in mixed 10-teamers?

  105. Milarky says:
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    Awesome stuff as always. I’m likely to make a big trade this week to compensate for Stanton. Can you rank the guys you’d target as the key part of the return? I realize not all of them are pure power guys, but I’m most interested in best player both ROS as well as keeper value.

    Jones
    Marte
    Braun
    Blackmon
    Betts
    Cespedes
    Upton
    Bruce
    Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Upton, Marte, Braun, Jones

  106. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Hey Grey, couple more for you!

    I’m in a 12 team, keeper league, currently in 4th place. I need to make a run. Where can i improve my roster?

    C- Gattis
    C- Phlegley
    1B- Frazier
    2B- Wong
    3B- Franco
    ss- Semien
    MI- J Perralta
    CI- Arenado
    OF- Billy Burns
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- J Butler
    OF- B Moss
    OF- J Upton
    U- Flores

    Bench
    k Morales
    Semien
    Hector Olivera
    Ozuna
    Stanton

    DL: D Wright
    d’Arnaud

    SP
    Chase Anderson
    Harvey
    Liriano
    Chad Bettis
    Scherzer
    Jaime Garcia
    A Wood
    Brian Johnson

    RP
    W DAvis
    G Holland
    Carson Smith

    DL
    P Corbin

    Bench
    k Morales
    Semien
    Hector Olivera
    Stanton

    DL: D Wright
    d’Arnaud

    SP
    Chase Anderson
    Harvey
    Liriano
    E Rod
    Scherzer
    Shoe
    A Wood

    RP
    W DAvis
    G Holland
    Carson Smith

    DL
    P Corbin

    Trade Stanton?
    What do i do with D Wright?

    thanks again!!

    • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: Sorry, not sure why it was pasted twice, but the first one is correct.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: Your OF looks messy now, trade Harvey for a top OF? Throw in Stanton with him for a top 10 bat?

      • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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        @Grey: thanks bro~!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • The Jerk Store says:
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            @Grey: being offered Josh Donaldson for Harvey, straight up. Is that too many 3B and will it weaken my pitching?

            • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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              @The Jerk Store: sorry, that’s me above

  107. Jason Morgan says:
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    Brett Anderson or Heaney rest of season?

  108. Scott says:
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    Chris Parmelee or David Peralta?

  109. joe says:
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    an innings eater is a bloater?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: I think we have better

  110. Bobby's world says:
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    Howdy grey hope you had a great weekend , in a h2h pts league with a weekly lock which two start pitcher are you adding & starting for this week’s streamer

    Mike Montgomery (@ SD & vs Kennedy, start 2 @ OAK & sonny gray.)

    Marco Estrada (vs Red Sox & Eduardo Rodriquez ,, start 2 @ Detroit & verlander .)

    Kendall Graveman (vs Rockies & David hale, start 2 vs Mariners & King Felix.)

    Thanks have a great one!

      • Bobby's world says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey!

        I forgot to mention I just noticed Mat Latos is also available not sure if that would change it for you? & how close would it be between graveman & Latos this week?

        Latos (vs Giants & vogelsong, start 2 is @ Chi town & Kyle Hendricks )

        Also Kyle Hendricks (@ NY & vs Jon niese, start 2 is vs Marlins without Stanton & Latos.)

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust Latos…I’d take Hendricks

  111. Mark says:
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    Hey Grey, if Hanley hits the DL, who should replace him – Escobar(if healthy), Andrus or Peterson? Or should I go complete wildcard and go Cesar Hernandez? Would like someone who will have value ROS because I don’t trust Hanley to stay on the field. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  112. Ron says:
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    I got some tough pitching decisions to make that I need your help with. Only have 4 spots for 6 pitchers.

    Fiers, Matz, Syndergaard, Chavez, Odorizzi, Kazmir

    1) Which 2 do I drop?
    2) How would you rank the other 4 remaining?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Odor, Chavez… Kazmir, Fiers, Noah

  113. Big W says:
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    I’m not usually a very lucky guy, but I traded stanton in my 18 man league and the next day he has a broken hand out of nowhere… The guy who landed stanton now basically has no shot of winning. How did I get so damn lucky?!?

    I basically ran through the stop sign… everyone here who commented told me not to do it, but for some reason I did it anyway.

    I think I can see the future… I’ll test that out and let you know and then we can make some money together.

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s insane… Maybe you jinxed him, you bastard!

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: That thought came to my mind for sure… I’ve been jinxing players all season actually… You’ll call me a bastard again for this one…

        Okay, here we go: when you traded bautista for stras and recommended the idea, I was trying to do the same, but the stras owner was getting greedy. So I told him screw stras and screw you, you unreasonable jerk… Then, two hours later, it was revealed stras was injured… So I dodged a bullet there… sorry about that…

        I tried trading for Cueto earlier on and that GM was unreasonable… Then the next day it was announced he had the tight elbow and had to miss a start.

        Oh, I ended up trading bautista for Felix, but that’s just about when he was shit for his next three starts. He’s gotten better his last two though.

        There’s others too, but I’ve written enough here for now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was you?! How dare you!

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Big W: there were clear signs stras was injured well before they announced it officially, your opp probably knew that.

  114. BambooLounge says:
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    Am I too high on Valbuena? Need HR’s so I traded Addisson and Tanaka for him. I’m sure he’ll finish the year with 25 home runs now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

      • BambooLounge says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I figured, oh well, fingers crossed.

        Couldn’t find a taker for Tanaka (Tanaker?) other than the Valbuena owner (everyone is afraid of his arm, plus he hasn’t pitched well lately) and was getting tired of starting Addison 9-hole.

        Moore and Chen backfilled Tanaka on my bench. Follow-up question: Chen vs LAA or Moore vs CLE?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Chen

  115. Bye Felicia says:
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    If I can get either Sale or Adam Jones for Stanton take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  116. Stubby Clapp says:
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    An innings eater of middling skills? How about a Planker? Named after Eddie Plank. 400+ CG, but with limited success and an even more limited arsenal. Played for the Philly A’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, sorry

  117. Scott says:
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    Please rate Gallo, Plouffe, Turner ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, Plouffe

  118. Ryan Doumit says:
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    Segura or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  119. Vmemm says:
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    Innings Eater with mediocre results = Mehrathon Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s pretty solid, I’ll add it to the list

  120. Chris says:
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    Is Chavez droppable in a 10 team H2H Pts league? Hughes, Syndergaard, B. Anderson and Nova are available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, stream

  121. Eric says:
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    Please rank: Odor, Harrison, Valbuena
    Please rank: Fiers, R De La Rosa, Estrada
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Valbuena, Fiers

  122. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points:

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Forsythe
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, Springer
    (1) UT: JD Martinez
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: Rendon

    (4) SP: Scherzer, A. Wood, Chavez, Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard, Matz, Nelson)
    Bench Total: (5)

    1. Lost last week to the highest scoring team in the league so now I’m 8-4 and in 2nd place but need to bounce back against the 3rd place 7-5 team this week so would you start both McCullers 6/29 vs. KC (5.0) and Nelson @PHI (5.5) who I picked up this morning?

    2. Also the Correa owner texted me asking if I’d trade him Reyes and Donaldson for his Correa and Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d start both 2. Hold

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word big bird!

        Can you also help me pick a streamer for tomorrow?

        Kennedy vs. SEA (15.1)
        Hendricks @ NYM (13.6)
        Heaney vs. NYY (11.1)
        P. Hughes @CIN (3.6)
        R. de la Rosa vs. LAN (-1.9)
        Latos vs. SF (-3.4)
        Vogelsong @MIA (-5.9)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Hendricks

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Thanks sounds good! I got the waiver claim set now dropping Nelson for Hendricks tomorrow.

            Best backup option just in case my 10th waiver priority doesn’t get him though?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kennedy

  123. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Ok, being offered my Stanton for his Braun and Estrada….. i have other feelers out there for Stanton, but this is the first reply. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun in redraft

      • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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        @Grey: I’m in a keeper. Still a taker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. los locos says:
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    Grey,

    Looking at streaming options for this week. 5th option. I have Fiers, Bauer, Heaney on the bench. SON like Hendricks @NYN, Mia (Cubs), Bolsinger @Ari & NYN (Dodgers) Kennedy sea & @STL(Padres) or Quintana @stl.

    Should I go with any guys on my bench or Stream one, need to drop a guy.

    k/9, QS, SV, ERA and WHIP

    Starters
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know matchups for your bench… Hendricks looks decent there

  125. Bye Felicia says:
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    Grey would you take Sale for Arenado if you had a surplus of top 1st/3rd baseman. I own Goldy & Pujlos, Victor Martinez. I have Maikel & Nolan at 3rd. H2H redraft. I’m crushing offensive but my pitching is meh…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: meaning i can just slide Franco off my bench into 3rd and leave Victor in my UTI spot.
      My pitching is Martinez, Ross, Harvey, Strasburg, Hamels (streaming)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Pence & Stanton on DL. That makes it easier. My team has 170 homers and 70 rbi’s from the 2nd most in league. I can give up power but I’m 2nd to last in era & whip

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Grey: thanks for pushing me over the cliff chief haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  126. Yel says:
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    Trade matt moore for lucroy or norris
    Ive been streaming catcher. Right now my catcher is navarro

    • Yel says:
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      @Yel: Other pitchers on my roster are
      Matz, Hendricks, ventura, Carrasco, Thor, fiers, streamer spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Yel: I’d take Lucroy

  127. Atlas says:
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    Hey G, hope all is well. Who ya like today ?

    Graveman vs Colo

    or

    Nelson Vs Philly

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Atlas: Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Atlas: it’s nelson @ PHI.

  128. sniff test says:
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    Innings Eater Candidates: Friends with Benefits, Bread Sticks or Metamucil…keeps your staff on regular rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love these

  129. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Murph or Lemathieu? Chavez or Heston? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ…Chavez

  130. Bro Jackson says:
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    Bhhahahahhahahaah Stanton NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    I am currently in 1st. Just lost Stanton. Keep any 5 forever. I am keeping Trout, Stanton, Rizzo, Springer and Arenado. I love Arenado….. but is it sell high time? Is he a 2nd round guy or a 1st round guy from here on out? Did he just get in that Trout, Harper, Goldy and Stanton conversation?

    I have been offered Young Joc, Rendon and Stras for Arenado….. hold or take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously…. He was a 2nd round guy for me coming into the year

      • Bro Jackson says:
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        @Grey: I know……. you made him my hero. I just want to know if you LOVE him more now and he is a 1st rounder next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like a 1st rounder

  131. Greyismyhero says:
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    Segura or Duffy? Thanks…

    SMOKE!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura… Smoke it!

  132. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    kazmir or wood ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  133. Carnac says:
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    Hate to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but based on his comment above: looks like papsmurf owns Matz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOO

  134. Eric says:
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    Is Blanton for real?

  135. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    Innings eater = chuck wagon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  136. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great read my man, just dropped Chen so I can stream but i was considering dropping Bauer’s bumass but kept him for upside. Also just dropped Panik for Duffy, who do you like ROS out of those two? Thanks bud and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Bauer too, Duffy

  137. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    innings eater = dump truck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  138. GregJeffries says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey! Big question today –

    15 team 5×5 Rotis (5 player keeper) I’m way ahead in first right now (130 pts, 2nd place 106 pts) Just lost Giancarlo though. Was offered MadBum, Votto, BHam, Souza for Stanton. Should I entertain this offer or just try to fill the void for the next 6 weeks?

    C – Vogt
    1B – Moreland
    2B – Altuve
    SS – Bogarts
    3B – Tomas
    CI – Franco
    LF – Cespedes
    CF -Gardner
    RF – Hunter
    U – Desmond
    Bench – Howard, Heyward,
    Minors – Buxton

    SP – Price, Pineda, Keuchel, Cole, Chavez
    RP – Ramos, KRod, Grilli, Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold and figure out a different way to replace Stanton

  139. Gus Pike says:
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    Rendon down…have picked up Valbuena. Addison Russell just hit the waiver wire – worth a pickup over Valbuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Gus Pike says:
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        Thanks Grey!
        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Yeah, the guy give you innings but they’re Buehrle Good innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, that’s not bad, we try to avoid naming things after players and Buehrle already is in the glossary

  141. Trenchtown says:
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    Always great reads!

    Innings Eater : Smarz Bars

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think we have better

  142. sniff test says:
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    Innings Eater = schwag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  143. Adam says:
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    You’re fucking hysterical Grey! If I wasn’t even playing fantasy baseball (my life would be 10 percent less fun) I would still read your blog.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  144. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Innings eater with poor results- CC Sadafterwards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  145. Boomer19 says:
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    Just traded Felix and Yelich for Cole and Brantley. Win, lose or draw? Looking forward to having time to listen to the podcast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Win

  146. Chicken Dinner says:
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    He keeps going and going but nothing is showing- Energizer NoneY or Runny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  147. Mark says:
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    Innings eater = Chow Mound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I’ll add it to the list to Rudy

  148. mooberry says:
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    pillar or eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  149. matt says:
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    grey, i got offered hamels and kendrys for my edwin. I too just lost giancarlo and am a bit worried that trading edwin depletes my power but also worry about his shoulder. I’m last in ERA, WHIP & QS. what would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  150. John says:
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    Have a Matz lover in my lg, one idea i cam up with is my Votto and Matz for Abreu. Not so comfy with Abreu but I know just one little change in performance/luck and he could crank 10 hrs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent gamble, but not sure how much Abreu will be than Votto

  151. Ken Plane says:
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    Grey – Adam Jones has been nursing that shoulder injury for a while now, his power has disappeared, should he see my bench or play him through it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench if better options

  152. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Avisail over Pillar or Moreland ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Moreland

  153. danny says:
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    10 teamer h2h 6×6 obp

    drop who for Grandy: Holt or Russell

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either…Russell

  154. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Avisail over Pillar or Moreland ROS?

    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks and sorry for the double post. Didnt put in the right email adress

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    mchugh or wood ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  156. Hometown Hero says:
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    Hey guys, what do you think of Y Gomes ROS? Do you think he will be able to turn it around? I was thinking of making a few offers for him in my AL only league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If the price is cheap, sure, otherwise I wouldn’t mess with him

      • Hometown Hero says:
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        @Grey: is Chi Chi too much for him? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t own Chi Chi

  157. The G says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff as always!

    Innings Eater: Chow Frane(use Asian Voice), Frame Muncher, Inni Komoze(Hotstepper…..nuhnuhnah), Inningnomnomer, RaMounder INN…

    10team H2H, mixed, limited moves(41/70 used already)…tied for first…worried about my bats

    Vogt
    C.Davis
    Rendon*
    Segura
    Franco
    Trout
    J Upton
    Souza
    Burns
    Polanco
    Ozuna
    Freeman*
    CDick(DL)
    Sano(hope he comes up like yesterday!)

    Guys like Belt, Lind, Lawrie, Travis, Pillar, Forsythe, Valbuena on the wire. I have decent pitching(Arrieta, CMart, Hammel, Chavez, Ross, Walker, Matz, Corbin) and proposed trades for Wong, Altuve, Dozier but no one in our league trades unless they win the trade by alot.

    Drop Polanco or Ozuna? Stand pat and wait for Rendon, Freeman, Dickerson(Rockies shld just shut him down) or scoop a cpl of wire guys? I’ve tried to upgrade my staff with trades, but they want Franco, Trout, Upton and im not willing to unload those guys.

    Thanks alot!

    (Double D-5th girl reader says Hello!)

    • The G says:
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      @The G:

      Trade offer: my Carlos Martinez for his Kolten Wong?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Wong there, it’s simply fair

        • Cmutimmah says:
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          @Grey: I bet you would…

          Boom roasted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha..I like frame muncher, I don’t think Rudy’s gonna go for it, but I’ll try…. Can lose Polanco for Valbuena for power, Logan for lil’ everything and Travis for upside…

      • The G says:
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        @Grey:

        Frame Muncher is 2nd fav next to Chow Frane….lol.

        Who do you like ROS? Valbuena, Travis, Forsythe?

        I feel like Valbuena will cool off…Forsythe is kinda boring. I owned Travis during his hot streak and I loved him…

        I was also offered DJ LeMa for Rendon? I countered with Rendon/Hammel for Dozier. He really likes Dozier…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean Chow Frame? I don’t think I get that one…. Logan…. I’d take Dozier

          • The G says:
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            @Grey:

            Yes, i mean Chow Frame… Lol. My bad…my 3yr old keeps wanting to type on my iPad.

            Thanks for the swift replies…my condolences for Stanton. Sending you an over-the-internet-bro-hug….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! Chow frame’s solid, I’ll add it to the list

  158. worm turner says:
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    Would you have the cajones to start EdRod this week vs TOR and HOU?
    H2H points (no wins)
    Teetering on the fence.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  159. ee says:
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    Marcus Semein droppable? i have justin turner at SS, lemieuh at 2B, could drop him for a number of arms on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. Los locos says:
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    Grey, if Hanley lands on DL. Play Lindor or pick up yunel Escobar, jimmy Rollins or Jj hardy.

    10 team keeper league

    Need to drop
    Lindor
    DudA
    Bauer
    Heaney
    Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play Lindor…. Drop Heaney

  161. L-Boogie says:
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    SON hates me like a rusty tailpipe this week. 13 team, 5×5 weekly lineups. Need to start 2:

    McCullers x 2 vs KC (SON $5), @Bos (-12.5)
    Ed-Rod x 2 @ Tor (-12), vs Hou (7.5)
    Shoe vs NYY (8.9)
    Liriano @ Det (-3)
    Ruchards @ Tex (-7.2)

    Thanks

    Thanks

  162. diamondvisionmike says:
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    16 team h2h

    My: M. Franco
    -for-
    M. Wacha, D. Travis

    Have Rendon at 2b so I could use Travis in the meantime. Machado is the regular 3b. Sell high on Franco?

    • diamondvisionmike says:
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      @diamondvisionmike:

      I guess the worry is Wacha getting cut short for an innings limit. I’ve seen reports saying no limit but no real confirmation of that.

  163. JoeG says:
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    Batty Call : Reimond vs W. Rod or D.Peralta vs Bolsinger.
    I already picked up DeAza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza…Reimold

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        David Murphy is also there vs Karns

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  164. jaw says:
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    trade kipnis for felix? 12 team 5×5 h2h with MI/CI. Could grab one of alexei, dietrich, asdrubal, rollins, scotter to replace them. roster is below

    C- ramos
    1b- e5
    2b – dozier
    3b-longo
    ss- russell
    ci – hosmer
    mi – kipnis
    of – bryce
    of-jupton
    of-cargo
    of-souza
    util – gallo

    SP – cole, liriano, arrieta, tyson ross, mchugh, hutch, latos, hughes, velasquez
    RP – grilli, ziegler, krod, mcgee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s decent, but you don’t need Felix

  165. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    According to some old white guy on Twitter, Hanley Ramirez is with the Red Sox in Toronto. A good sign he is feeling better. Now do we plug him into our proverbial lineup holes?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: oh and all I could think of for innings eater was something along the line of Empty Kalories.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t love that one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, hope he doesn’t get ‘more hurt’ tonight and be in my weekly lineup all week injured

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Me too. I’m thinking of benching him this week. Last week I started A.Jones, CarGo., HanRam, and Stanton. Also had Eduardo, Lester, Sale and Chavez shit my bed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I had Jones and Hanley too, effin’ shizz show

  166. herschel says:
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    In honor of 4th of July, Kobayashinnings.

    Samardzija doesnt have much to show this year, but dip him in some water and hell give you some Kobayashinnings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, someone offered that above

  167. Ships says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Love the write-ups! Thanks to you, I binge watched Silicon Valley (Love it!), Secrets and Lies ( 10 episodes in one day) and am on The 100 now. Any other suggestions? I tried True Detective but couldn’t make it past the first episode… seemed to start sooo slow. Watching UnReal right now. Not a bad show, old friend Constance Zimmer has a lead role.

    Must give you thanks for my owning of Rendon AND Arenado, my 2nd and 3rd round picks both drew blank stares! Rendon was idiotic on my part with the 15th pick as he was already ruled out for 2 weeks.

    Nuff ’bout me… quick question, My Encarnacion for his Scherzer? I have Crush Davis at Utility I could move to 1b. I have ample power and need an arm. If not Scherzer, what SPs to target for EE, Top 5? Pretty sure I’ll get countered for Arenado but think I’m holding him. Arenado for Scherzer fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Watch Happy Valley, the TV show on Netflix, not the Penn St. doc (well, you can watch too if you like)… I’d take Scherzer

  168. Jon says:
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    Adam Jones or Carrasco?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jon: Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  169. BornTooLate says:
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    Hi Grey! New to fantasy baseball this year and your daily posts have improved my quality of life so much I get out of the bed two hours earlier every day…umm…make some roster moves and go back to bed.

    In a 12 team h2h 6×5 (runs, hr, rbi, stls avg, and OPS). Time to cut ties with Polanco for the likes of Odor or DeShields, both are on the wire.

    C Vogt
    1b Hosmer
    2b Wong
    3b Arenado
    SS A. Escobar
    OF Pederson, Jones, Maybin
    Utl Pillar, Fielder
    Bn Polanco
    DL Holliday

    Pitchers

    Scherzer
    Lester
    Volquez
    McCullers
    Hahn
    Chase Anderson
    Heston
    K Hendricks

    Storen, AJ Ramos, Gregerson, W Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Yeah, I’d go with Odor

  170. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Hey little buddy, how you doin? Feeling any better today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Working through the pain

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I have been pumping Oddisee through my ears for the last two days and its like therapy for the soul

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I fell back to Peabo Bryson

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Oh Grey, hey what’s in the lead for the term?

            For some reason i can’t stop thinking about Mike Pelfrey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mehrathon Man, Mr. Creosote, Penpal, Jerkhorse

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Mehrathon is cool

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rudy likes jerkhorse

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I could never predict what Rudy will like, but it is good. I hope if you choose that we never have a need to call someone a twerkhorse

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rudy wants wackhorse

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      wackhorse? I did that last night after babys mama went to bed

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  171. Tennessee Ted says:
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    Hey grey, I’m in a weekly league, ;h2h pts. Just read that Hanley isn’t on DL yet but is missing his 5th straight game tonight, but he did make the trip to Toronto . In a weekly league just seems very risky , I was thinking of benching Hanley & moving Carlos correa from utility to SS & then move maikel Franco from bench to utility
    What are your thoughts on this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That makes sense, bench Hanley

  172. JoeG says:
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    Strem for tomorrow :Would you like Ryan Vogelsong @ Mia. over Hendricks vs Mets ? Or maybe both because of they are facing ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks, sure both

  173. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Just got Grienke for Lynn/CJWilson in a weekly points league. Did I give too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  174. L-Boogie says:
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    Just because 2 AND 3 were both on last night, I offer you… The FrameInator. “I’ll be baaaack…out there for the next inning.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I like the quote, don’t think the actual term works

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: “Hasta la vista, pitch count.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! I like that too, but the term itself needs help

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: “Listen, and understand! That FrameInator is out there! It can be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until his arm is dead!”

            I know, I know. The term needs help. But I can do this all day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  175. Swfcdan says:
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    Buying Wood going forward? Still mixes in the odd clunker, but seems to be rounding into form now and the K’s returned last start. Deal Casilla for him if loaded with closers and need a SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wood

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Thought you were about to say “I’d get Wood”. Phew, dodged a bullet there.

  176. GhostSurfer says:
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    Innings Eater = FrameFluffer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it

  177. Colonel Angus says:
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    Grey,
    In a 12 team dynasty league, would you trade Mad Bum for Todd Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term- Thrhobo or Throwbo.

    Combining throw and hobo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not feeling that

  179. diamondvisionmike says:
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    16 team 6×6 h2h w/ OPS + K/BB

    Sell high on Maikel Franco?

    Was offered Wacha and D. Travis. Have Machado at 3b and Rendon at 2b so I could use Travis for at least a minute. My worry would be an innings limit for Wacha, but I’ve seen reports that isn’t happening. Thoughts? Where does Wacha sit among SP I could get for Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • diamondvisionmike says:
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        @Grey:

        Generally not enough value coming back or more due to Wacha getting his innings cut late?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not enough value coming back, do better than Wacha

  180. L-Boogie says:
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    Seems to me the problem with coming up with a glossary term for an innings eater is that there’s already a perfect way to say it…innings eater.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  181. Would you trade for Adam Jones, what is your gut Master Grey? Is he too shaky to give up Arrieta and a possible closer for?

    Have Calhoun, Betts, Harper and Dickerson, not all that strong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would look for an OF that didn’t have question marks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He always has question marks doesn’t he?

  182. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    Innings Eater = Innings Pig

    OR

    Iron Mike a term for the arm-style pitching machines.

    The Iron Horse ate innings as a fielder/hitter.

    Innings Eater = Iron Pig (Guys like Buehrle and Colon are still eating innings to pay for their hot dogs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not feeling these

  183. Jack says:
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    Guess on how long til we see Corey Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sept

  184. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    surprised you didnt mention matt boyd in this article, just from box score scouting i really like what i saw

    i was curious of your opinion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid AL-Only option, no way a mixed league guy yet, Sanchez gonna return soon too

  185. Hi Grey … I’ve been neglecting my team while traveling and I need to reorganize some things. So a few questions here (15-team, redraft roto league):

    1. I have Kipnis, Odor, and Harrison at 2B (I play Harrison in several positions) and my team is lacking in power. I saw your sell recommendation Friday on Kipnis. Is Odor a hot schmotato I should ride for a while? Or is he good enough that I could shop Kipnis around for a hot power bat?

    2. Again, with the need for power in mind, is De Aza or Crispy Young the better short-term pickup?

    3. Castro at SS is dead weight and he’s facing a bunch of righties this week. Elvis, another under-achieving big name SS, is on waivers. Worth switching? Or if I move Kipnis, should I target Hanley, Tulo, or Reyes?

    4. I’ve got Wieters at C, and he’s playing in about 3 of 5 games (I don’t know why they don’t use him at DH). Until Wieters is able to play most days, should I try to find room for a hot C like Phegley to use when Wieters doesn’t start?

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Depends what you can get for Kipnis 2. Krispie 3. I’d take Tulo for Kipnis… Play Andrus 4. Forget a 2nd catcher

  186. L-Boogie says:
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    You skipped my question upstairs so I’m re-posting. First you shoot down my glossary term now you ignore me. Was it something I said… about Giancarlo? Thanks.

    SON hates me like a rusty tailpipe this week. 13 team, 5×5 weekly lineups. Need to start 2:

    McCullers x 2 vs KC (SON $5), @Bos (-12.5)
    Ed-Rod x 2 @ Tor (-12), vs Hou (7.5)
    Shoe vs NYY (8.9)
    Liriano @ Det (-3)
    Richards @ Tex (-7.2)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go McCullers and coin flip… Try Shoe

  187. los locos says:
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    Grey, the guy who owns Dozier wants a 2nd rd pick and Walker for Dozier and his 8th rd pick.

    10 team keep league, we keep a total of 7 players. 4 offense/ 3 pitcher, In second place.. few games out of 1st.

    My current team
    Martin
    Rizzo
    Rendon – DL
    Seager
    Peralta
    Burns
    Gardner
    Cespedces
    Upton J

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Duffy
    Desmond
    Gallo
    Lindor
    Buxton
    Cain

    Pticher
    Max
    Hamels
    Gray
    Salazar
    Hammels

    BEnch
    Walker
    Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dozier there

  188. Scott says:
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    Pick two for a weekly league

    Eduardo Rodriguez (2 starts, @TOR, HOU)
    Tyson Ross @ STL
    Jeff Samardzija v. BAL

    Worth benching Ross or Shark to get Rodriguez’ two shaky starts in my lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tyson Ross @ STL
      Jeff Samardzija v. BAL

  189. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Who would ya rather have rest of year hamels, or cue to? And what side on a hamels (or cueto)/kipnis for miggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto…Miggy, sending Hamels

  190. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term- Jerk Horse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not terrible, I’ll add it to the list

  191. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Innings Eater……….Pen Pal…obvious reasons

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: And I love you

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Muah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, not funny funny, but I’ll add it to the list

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i agree..makes sense but lacks humor…let me think some more

  192. dem ribbies says:
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    RE: Stanton… What crazappy news… I guess if we want to see 50 HR we have to get behind Frazier now, or maybe Arenado after last week… : /

    on to 3 less important matters…

    A) If C.Davis had OF eligibility coming into the season, whereabouts would you have ranked him vs the field of OFs? Top 40?

    B) In a keeper, how do you rank these 3: Soler/Heyward/Yelich gotta get rid of one…

    C) Finally, would you start C.Davis as your OF4 over the 3 mentioned above?

    thx man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) top 30 B) Soler, Yelich C) Sure if I needed power

  193. dem ribbies says:
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    drop McHugh for which one of Corbin/Moore/Cain, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  194. Sing us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Hi Grey-long time reader first time commentor. H-to-h points keeper league was offered Miggy, Springer, Salazar, Valbuena for Bryant, Joc, Cole, Archer. 10 team league.

    My rotation would take a major hit but I’m worried Joc and Bryant will slump the rest of the way. Seems like they have slowed down.

    Thanks in advanced!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw!

      • Sing us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: From your lips to the fantasy gods’ ears. Thanks for the feedback!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  195. Wolf says:
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    catcher in the weekly league

    it looks like gattis is sitting tonight and the team only has 5 more games this week

    should i sit him in favor of wilson ramos, wilin rosario, jt realmuto, francisco cervelli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  196. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. altuve/span for j-up/odor?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  197. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks Grey.

    I’m hogging Hoover, Smith and Scribner, hoping for a promotion, but I’m sitting pretty in saves. I want to drop one for starter, who?

    I also own Kela and Tolleson. It’s a dynasty league, so I figure Kela is worth the hold, but Tolly has been looking great, so I have no idea where Kela’s long term value lies, and of he’s worth holding over the aforementioned RP’s…

    Thanks a ton, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

  198. Q says:
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    Lindor, Jace, or Holt for MI slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  199. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H keeper.

    A) Drop Souza or Burns for De Aza, or hold?

    B) Drop Hosmer for Parmalee or Kendrys, or hold?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Hold

  200. Chernobyl says:
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    Is Gattis going to pay off long term at catcher? My roto league has HR, RBI, Steals, BBs, Ks and AVG. Gattis has been as advertised for HR and RBI, but useless in all others stats. With Singleton back up, he’s already starting to lose playing time.

    Grandal, Phegley, and Cervelli are all available on free agency. Are any of them a long term upgrade given playing time and my roto categories?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Grandal

  201. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    12 team 10×10 H2H

    Side A: Tyson Ross
    Side B: Pineda

    Also – Do you think Stanton’s injury hurts Dee Gordon’s value? Worth selling high right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B…It hurts all Marlins’ value

  202. Birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, 10 team 5×5 NL only keeper. His Jansen/Matz/Segura for my Dickerson (IR spot)/Lemahieu/DeSclafani/Parnell?

    My pitching a wreck right now, both saves and ratios, but in 3rd due to solid hitting and #1 SBs.

    Main concern is losing Dickerson in a keeper and Matz on an innings limit, but undroppable, when I need him most in September. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz side

  203. Sports Benjamin says:
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    Do you even entertain this trade?

    I get: Posey, D Haren
    He gets: McCutchen

    Currently playing Pierzynski at C. My OF isn’t that great either with or without Cutch.

    Am I crazy for considering this? H2H OBP/SLG/R/Rbi/HR/SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Sports Benjamin says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey…

        so for my catcher situation…
        i’ve only got 1 move left this week already. Is it worth dropping Pierzynski for Yan Gomes (just dropped) or Wilin Rosario? Gomes looks like hot garbage. But this whole situation is hot garbage. Merci Beaucoup, Travis D’Arnaud.

        Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I’d hold my move

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    Just caught the end of Baseball Tonight on the TV in the office and apparently Derek Carty considers Joc Pedersen a ‘Hidden Gem’ for fantasy purposes.

    Hidden? Really?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Derek Carty is on ESPN?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Seems so. Had the sound off but there’s this guy with longish hair sitting behind a computer and they kept flashing up fantasy info graphics while he was talking. Did a Google image search and it’s him.

        Another graphic suggested that Arenado was a ‘Do Not Overpay’.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do not overpay now…Yeah, that’s like a Monday morning QB about three months late

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: this is great. Carty is such a douchebag with his 90’s ish indie rock style. He looked at me like he wanted to take a swing when I goofed on all the formulas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sky said Nada Surf… Haha

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: sky is good

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: @Grey: I’m being really unfair as I didnt even have the sound up, but he *looked* pretty annoying.

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: he has a smug look that makes you hate him

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @J-FOH: I felt the same way about Derek when Nick interviewed him. Very irritating way about him.

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I met him at spring training and asked if he was a party crasher because he didn’t look like he belonged. His co-workers were busting up as I busted his chops.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: i had no idea who that was, but definite 90’s indie hair right there, say hello mark ibold. (pavement rules, not making fun of them)

  205. Nightpandas says:
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    What about “Pig Sticker”

    Expectations are low but he gets the job done…..

    Limited moves league….drop Holt for Krispie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling that one…I’d go Young

  206. Tom Hanks says:
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    Please help me and pick two for a standard head to head league.

    Reyes
    Turner
    Cano
    Zobrist.

    Also…….pick one

    Walker vs SD(Shields)
    Syndergaard vs LAD (Kershaw)
    Lester vs NYM(Colon
    Richards vs Tex (Gonzalez)

    Thanks man I really appreciate the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, Reyes… Lester

  207. primetime_players says:
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    SON like Hendricks, he had 2 bad starts.. you feel good enough to play him for the week?

    Hendricks NYN @Mia
    Kennedy SEA @STL
    Bolsinger @Ariz NYN
    Fiers @CIN
    Heaney NYA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I feel fine starting him

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    they better not put j-ham at CF, that shit ain’t right. Don’t, Don’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  209. Cohen says:
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    Grey,Eaton or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, kinda depends on needs though

  210. Chad says:
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    5×5 H2H 12-Team….Drop Starlin Castro? Been starting Lindor at SS. Should I just get a better bat for UTIL and put Castro on the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Chad says:
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        @Grey: another league I have Andrus and Lindor….drop Andrus or is he solid UTIL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, hold

  211. primetime_players says:
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    Hanley not playing till Thurs, still worth the start or go Lindor or Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  212. Reid says:
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    In a keeper league, how would you rank Soler, Ozuna, Avisail, JD Martinez? Probably will only be able to keep 1 or 2 of them.

    I’m sorry for your Stanton loss, I had him in a redraft league. Great write up though…brighter days are ahead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! JD, Soler, Avisail

  213. Greyismyhero says:
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    Joey Butler/Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just contemplated that one too, with Grady in TB now its going to kill Butler’s time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Butler’s in trouble for PT

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: thank god someone dropped Ozuna in ‘perts (insert winking emoji)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  214. Mikey says:
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    Start Robby ray vs dodgers with confidence or look elsewhere for streaming options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No confidence in him there

  215. Dub says:
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    Pick three to start
    Parmalee vs Lewis $34
    Rajai Davis vs cole $24
    Leonys Martin vs Miguel Gonzalez $18
    Yelich vs vogelsong $10
    Ozuna vs vogelsong $7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parm, Yelich, Ozuna

  216. Farley says:
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    Start Navarro vs Eduardo Rodriguez or lucroy vs hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

  217. Jason Miller says:
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    Innings eaters:
    A) Snidely Pitchlast
    B) Gobstoppers – nothing fantastic about them, but they will last for a while
    C) Rumpelpitchskinz – try to spin innings into gold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are good! Let me run them by Rudy

      • Jason Miller says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Two more…

        Snidely WHIPlash
        Chow Pitch-Fat – like Chow Yun-Fat, the Asian film actor, but there’s a reference to eating innings

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Will add them to Rudy’s list

          • Jason Miller says:
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            @Grey: …and fat pitches. Thanks Grey! :)

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    So last week I had to put up with Arenado. It’s Moreland this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: in my biggest one i’ve moved to 1st (basically in 3 way tie for it though), but against son of donald, machado, gattis, yes… many, and harper. not looking good. today 3/30 with OBP of .129. at least i got 6 RBI’s on my 3 hits. this suit burns better out some steals today.

  219. Dan says:
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    Would you be patient and hold Lindor in a head to head league, or take a flier on Matt Duffy?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Orioles-Rangers game is on here. Think I prefer it when I can’t see what Chris Davis is doing at the plate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Funniest thing ever

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s remarkable. How does a guy who looks so pure when he’s on, look so TERRIBLE when he’s off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Giant holes in his swing hence the k-rate

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, that Leake stream went south pretty quick. Not even so much as a Conshellation Prize.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: But now he’s out, go Twins!

        Get the lead for Perkins!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, flip flopper!

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @SteveNZ: even if we can’t get a lead for perkins it’s good for me if there’s no save for chapman.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sonavabenched by Gomes and Reddick!

        • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @SteveNZ: i added chirinos over gomes today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How could you fill a lineup today and have extra guys?

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: he must have teams fairly stacked, like me with bogaerts/holt/panda. 12 teams off today, but i have some leagues where every slot is filled.

  222. Woba the hutt says:
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    Innings Eater= Kabayashi or Pacman

    • Woba the hutt says:
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      @Woba the hutt: *Kobayashi. Dammit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They were mentioned before

  223. Joc of House Pederson says:
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    Term for Innings eaters – Two Bagger

    Kind of like that girl in college you’re on the fence about hooking up with. Sure, she can get the job done, but there’s a lot better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think we have better

  224. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    grabbed chirinos over gomes in a 14 teamer with OBP/total bases/hits, due to gomes being pretty awful since returning from injury (also why he was dropped in this league). but he’s a triple short of cycle today, grab him now? could’ve went beef welington, navarro, phegley or some others, but Tron agrees with me that their playing time issues don’t give them much value when you only have 3 adds left for week. they would be great in infinite add leagues like RCL’s of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t grab a catcher in a limited moves per week league

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: i used the one move on chirinos over pierzyn (i used him entire last week), gomes was only catcher ranked higher this 7 days, but gomes had been awful, since returning, 92 plate appearances, hitting .224/.250/.380 and has only played in exactly 2/3 of the days since back (there might be a day or two off during that time, i just counted the days); as far as counting stats go, .19% of his at bats resulted in one, that’s an ugly number.
        Over that same time period (since may 24th),
        chirinos: 80 plate appearances (so gomes does play more), .229/.288/.450 with .263 RBI+runs per at bat.

        I just did that for myself, but it is interesting. Chirinos, when he plays does have better slugging particularly, and the counting stats clearly are from being on better offense.

        Only unknown is how whether or no Gomes now is finally healthy and should be valued more or not. Over last 17 days Chirinos’ playing time has been better too, starting in 12 out of 17 games. Gomes only 10 over that time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Gomes but not to waste a move on

          • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Grey: i’ll hold, unless gomes both goes crazy again and plays wed, assuming he’s not added tuesday if he goes crazy again, or if somehow chirinos gets 2 days in a row off. damn catchers. damn d’oh naud injury. damn hundley on road all week (would’ve grabbed him if not)

  225. chisoxx22 says:
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    Cueto/kipnis for miggy. 5×5 roto. I offered hamels first but he wants cueto.. what side you taking? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  226. I am the Walrus says:
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    Is Jungmann worst rostering in a 12 team league that typically rosters 9 SP?
    Jungman or Wisler? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are ownable

  227. greg says:
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    Okay, ROS, LIndor or Desmond? :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  228. I am the Walrus says:
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    Need offense. I two trades I traded…Souza, Chen, Altuve, Strasburg and Buxton.
    I got back…Blackmon, Marte, B.Crawford and Karns.

    It’s a keepr league but only 3 keepers and I’m not keeping Buxton. How’d I do???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound good

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @I am the Walrus: yikes.

  229. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    in what is clearly my best team of them all (i took this over last year when some dude quit since he “only” got 2nd on last day), only things i’ve added are bogaerts/polanco/seager in draft and remade the bullpen. 20 team OPS roto with a bunch of defensive stuff and holds/QS/ K per 9/ relief wins. this team is very likely to get 1st, and it’d be almost impossible for it to get less than 2nd, way too far ahead of 3rd.
    posey
    goldy
    altuve
    sandoval
    reyes
    LF blackman
    CF clutchin’
    RF braun
    util A-gon
    BN carpenter/polanco/bogaerts. early in year i tried to sell carpenter to at least 6 owners that needed a 3B for a good RP with future value (not nesscessarily a closer), and nobody bit, even with his crazy hot streak.
    NA sano/dahl/seager
    SP salazar/harvey/vince V/archer/ graveman (streamer)/c.anderson
    RP rondon/osuna/kela/kenley/arcimedes/lowe/hoover
    DL ottavino/ryu
    NA bundy/stephenson

    got some offers from a guy that just took over a team.
    1. my seager for carrasco
    2. my kela/osuna/seager/sano/round 1 (probably has no value for me, i’ll likely keep 25 people) for carrasco/brantley/judge/round 7 (has no value for me)

    I have no problem moving kela, but i don’t really want to move seager. But with already having seager/sano/reyes/bogaerts/panda for at most 3 spots i appear pretty blocked at SS/3B. If i got Carrasco i would drop C.Anderson and keep the streamer spot. I also really don’t need brantley at all. Judge is of course a good get, but with Braun/Polanco my future is fairly set up at RF too.
    Should i do any of these or continue to try to trade one of Carpenter/Panda (maybe along with A-Gon) for a SP or RP to make room for Sano when he’s up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. See no point 2. Forget these, hold

  230. highheat17 says:
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    Grey, Though no one can fill Stanton’s shoes I at least need to try. Your opinion as always greatly appreciated? Of these….Zobrist, Pillar, Moreland, Bruce or Chris Young. At least for the time being. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, Moreland

  231. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Pick 2 streamers por favor:

    Hendricks @ Mets ( Niese) 13.6
    Lackey vs. CWS (Quintana) 14.1
    Kazmir vs. Sea (Walker) 18.8
    Wood vs. Philly (O’Sullivan) 23.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kaz, Wood

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: shallow league there. i’d have problems with all those choices all the time.

  232. Chris Olson says:
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    Innings Eater = SharksGoneWIld

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  233. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    matzek sent home from school early without lunch (yelich called him a dunce and giggled with his buddies). 40.5 BB rate over 3.3 innings in minors, jesus. might want to try mcdonalds.

  234. Ethan Stein says:
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    Which side do you want to be on:
    Samardzija and Maikel Franco for Carlos Martinez?

  235. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, I mentioned earlier how I was trying to move Strasburg to get Upton. That didn’t pan out but I landed Springer and gave up Stras. Still have Scherzer, Cole, Carrasco, C Mart and Bucholtz and I really needed an OF. Good trade? Thanks

  236. Reid says:
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    Is it crazy to add Lind in a 11 tm league? Over Duda or in addition to him until he hears up? Need the power and RBI’s and it’s been slow with Duda, as you know.

  237. Alfred says:
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    6×6(standard with OPS), 12 team Roto League, Currently in 2nd place overall (down by 2 points), however, up by 23 sb (104 total) over 2nd place in that category, 38 above 3rd place. Right now Billy Hamilton not doing much for me due to the fact he’s basically hurting me in every other hitting category while not helping me gain points in sb. (R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG-OPS)
    12-10-11-12-9-11 in hitting categories.

    What do you think of my Braun + Billy Hamilton for his Stanton?

    Should I shop Billy more or take it?

  238. SteveNZ says:
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    That’s an expensive Hold from Nicasio there…

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @SteveNZ: that LAD bullpen is trash now, remember back when it was fairly good (esp when yimi was good)

  239. Cmutimmah says:
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    Innings eater: anti-chode (long and skinny on perifs)

    Carrot Top = stuck around for a long time but nobody can figure out why…

    Maury Guest: always seems to be left in there a bit too long

    I don’t care if you like them, I love all three.

  240. Sean Mulhern says:
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    SO when I think of an innings eater all I can think about it Charlie Manuel sending out a 46 year old Jamie Moyer… aka methuselah, ( the ultimate innings eater of his time, which was a long time) game after game eating up inning after inning. I would picture Charlie saying something to Jamie like this…” now listen Jamie I know you are old enough to be Utley’s granpappy but the chicken’s need tendin’ and my overalls need a hemin and a hawin, so I am gonna need ya fer sixa er seva tonight, just give me whatever ye got left in the ol hemhaw” So Jamie would go out game after game and fire 76 mile an hour heaters that mystified and bedazzled on his way to a meaningless/meaningful? 200 innings. Not really sure of a snappy term to go with the thought, something like Moyer’s Kids or We need Moyer innings, or just Moyer Innings something like that.

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