Between trade deadline deals and prospect call-ups, I am so super jacked right now, I could jackhammer a road with my excitement!  Is it weird that I’m picturing a mural of Giancarlo on the ground while I jackhammer said road with my excitement?  “Hey, move that traffic cone!  Giancarlo’s birthmark is further down and to the right!”  That’s me directing city workers as they put my Giancarlo mural on my block.  So, with Dexter Fowler hitting the DL with a forearm strain, the Card called up Harrison Bader.  I’m kicking myself for going Willie Calhoun over Harrison Bader two weeks ago in NL-Only FAAB.  Real bad call by me.  Now, I got Willie Calhoun, who sounds like someone in Alcatraz, and I’m kicking rocks.  Why do we care?  Bader has 19 HRs, 9 SBs and a .297 average in Triple-A, and Prospector Ralph put him 36th overall on his top 100 fantasy baseball prospect list.  I attempted to add him everywhere, even in ESPN leagues where he’s not in their system yet.  Oops, guess they didn’t see him coming.  Apparently, they don’t put the ESP in ESPN.  Bader’s overall profile looks to be a 20-ish homers, 12ish steals, .275-ish average.  His -ish looks Fowler-ish, and I’m chicken-lickin’.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Wainwright – Hit the DL with a stiff back.  Painful, but less embarrassing than a stiff front.  Taking Wainwright’s place will be Luke Weaver.  “Stream Weaver?”  Who are you, Gary Wright?  Ya know, I like Jack Flaherty a little bit more, but in NL-Only leagues, obviously Weaver’s an own.  He could be just as good as, say, Jose Berrios, or unstartable.  Hard to say with rookies.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and, like, his 18th homer in the past five games.  Let’s see, I’m just going to paint the word “schmotato” on the side of this house that looks like it would fit a family of four comfortably–Hayzeus Cristo!  Why is Paul DeJong burning the roof off the schmotato house with his fire?!  YOUR FIRE BAT HAS BURNED MY OUTARDS!!!  Outards are opposite of innards, right?

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Dirty trick the Rockies pulled when they all put on Cards hats in the dugout to try to get Lynn to come over to them without an official trade.  Stay away from Coors, Lynn, for the love of Giancarlo, stay away.

Ian Desmond – Left yesterday’s game after re-injuring his calf.  This guy’s having more issues with his calf than a cheese worker in Wisconsin.  “He needs to pay to have a donkey give it love.”  That’s a cheese worker.  This could potentially knock Desmond out for a spell, which S-U-C-K-S.  I also picked up Ryan McMahon, just Nicasio.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .237.  Isn’t it hard to believe this is the same guy that looked like a top 10 player before his injury last year?

John Lackey – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.97.  This horse-toothed jackass is such a hinderance to wonderful, I was thrilled to get a 5 IP, 2 ER game.  Now just to get the same in Milwaukee for his next start, so I don’t completely regret this 2-start week.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Seemed all but conclusive that Contreras was going to be a bust after a 2-homer, .242 April, but each progressive month has been much better.  Or each Aflac month, if you prefer.

Carlos Rodon – 4 IP, 4 ER, 11 Ks, ERA at 6.29.  11 Ks, but only gets through 4 IP leaving box score lookers to be all:

Anthony Swarzak – Traded to the Brewers to work middle relief.  Tyler Clippard (1 IP, 1 ER) came in yesterday for garbage time, which seems perfectly appropriate.  He should pitch once a week to coincide with garbage collection.  He also doubles as recycling since he’s bounced around so much.  With Anthony Swarzak traded, I suppose Clippard could ‘reclaim’ the closer job, but I bet on Dan Jennings in my leagues, and not because I have a category for “Sounds Like Jeopardy Champions.”

Jordan Montgomery – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  No real explanation for his success.  He had solid command in the minors and a 9+ K/9 at certain levels.  He keeps the ball on the ground a decent amount of the time (40+%) and his swinging strike rate is in the top ten in the majors.  His fastball is decent, great changeup and–Wait, this all is a real explanation, isn’t it?  Like Humpty Dumpty, there’s egg on my face.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and three homers in the past two games.  The move I didn’t do that I’m kicking myself over is picking up The Gregorius Didi.  Prolly could’ve dropped Owings to grab him even, and I wouldn’t have regretted it.  I’m not Jamaican, but I am a rue’d boy.

Zack Cozart – Aggravated an injury.  Which one?  With Cozart, take your pick!

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Can we take bets what round the Astros starters who looked good in the regular season break down in the playoffs?  I hope when Fiers, Morton and Peacock sold their souls for solid seasons they included October.

Eduardo Nunez – Acquired by the Red Sox.  The Red Sox gave Devers two at-bats, and one of those was a double play, so sayonara!  They wouldn’t play Nunez at 3rd base, would they?  I mean, they just called up Devers.  That’s some cold shizz to do to the man, said like Shaft.  Nunez could play all over the infield and left field, so maybe Devers stays up, but this is definitely going to cramp his playing time.  Obviously, it helps Nunez’s value, he went from the Giants to the Red Sox.  If you need me to tell you that’s good, you have bigger fish to fry.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.47, and he pitchslapped Foltynewicz.  If I were Walker, I’d walk around every day with a shirt that reads, “Made in Taijuan.”

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  This Walker/Faultywirewitz start felt like an old school, “Hey, as long as I’m starting NL pitchers, I’m safe.”

Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  Kurt Suzuki has three more homers than Matt Wieters.  Keith Law once said Wieters would be the best catcher that ever played the game.  Therefore, Kurt Suzuki is the best catcher to ever play.

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.76 vs. Kenta Maeda 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09 – Fun fact!  Maeda/Berrios translates from Spanish to, “I made a berry drink.”  Thanks, Rosetta Stone!

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games.  If you’ve never seen him hit, well, do yourself a favor and Google that shizz.  I give him about 11 months until he’s in a Home Run Derby.

Amed RosarioMets said Rosario will be up in a week or so.  They then asked Robert De Niro to point down an alleyway to show Asdrubal some new fur coats.  “A little further, Asdrubal…A little further…”

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  So, he didn’t retire in April!  Crazy!  Good to know!

Kevin Kiermaier – Will begin rehab on Thursday.  But Thursday’s “Two Shot Thursday!”

Jacob Faria – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  I’m not trying to put the jinx on him, but his peripherals are telling a slightly less interesting story than his 2.67 ERA.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .304.  Not sure what underwhelms me so much about this guy.  Maybe it’s because his name makes me think he should be a lounge singer that looks like Rudy Ray Moore.

Dan Straily – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.84.  Well, you really shouldn’t have started him there anyway, so, while bad, when do you take some of the blame?  Oh, I see you’re blameless!  Like Dick Cheney wanted to be Valerie Plame-less!  *must resist urge to rap*  I’d try to hold Straily for his next start.  (Boom bap!)

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  He homered off Hamels, who is old enough to be his dad (in West Virginia).

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 3 runs, and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .199.  From now on, I’m calling him, Donkey Dong Jr.  We are not putting unrealistic expectations on him.  Donkey expectations never mean any harm.  Donkey expectations just want a roof over its head, a hot meal and foot rub from a topless dame.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .215.  Multiple hits and only one homer?  *puts handkerchief to head*  Please, someone catch me, I’m getting lightheaded.

Mike Napoli – 3-for-5, and his 22nd homer, hitting .206.  The Rangers look like they’re coached by Glaucoma Rob Deer.  Have they ever strung more than three hits together without a homer?  Inquiring minds, and all.

Danny Duffy – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Random Prediction Alert!  Next March, you’re gonna look at Duffy’s 3.60 ERA and be like, “Damn, he looks better than just about all these number threes.”

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .291.  I knew I shouldn’t have looked at our Player Rater about how good Merrifield’s been, because it was only going to bum me out, and, sure enough, it did.  A top ten 2nd baseman on the year.  Next time someone calls me an MF’er for driving like an idiot, I’m gonna scream back, “Did you just shorten Merrifield?  Awesome!”

Michael Fulmer – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Hey, another MF’er!  These MF’ers are all over!

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Never saw this before, but it was super classy.  Before the game, Sonny took his cleats and wrote in the mound dirt, “New York, I want to help you.”  Such a sweet gesture.  I wonder what he wants to help them with, traffic clogging in the city?  Inner city youth baseball?  Staten Island, in general?

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .234.  This guy feels like he’ll be traded to or signed by a good team very soon and become a 4th outfielder posthaste.

Bud Norris – 0 IP, 4 ER, as he gave up three straight walks, then a grand slam to Edwin Encarnacion (his 21st).  You couldn’t just give up one more walk and allow one winning run?  That would’ve been too easy, right?

Jesse Chavez – 2 1/3, 7 ER, ERA at 5.35 vs. Mike Clevinger – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.20.  Funny, after streaming both sides of this matchup, I wanted so badly to try BASE jumping without a parachute.  Like you’re doing the naming rights outside Dodger Stadium, you can throw Chavez in a ravine, but Clevinger I’d try to hold, but Stream-o-Nator does hate his next start.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Aw, seven homers, how quaint.  2011 called and wants its home runs back.  Okay, in fairness, Brantley has been hot recently, with two homers in the past three games.

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a grand slam (6) and double legs (11, 12).  Zimmer sat at the bottom of the order for so long, I had to drop him.  Yesterday, he was leading off, and I could see going back in on him.

Eric Thames – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .251.  See, he doesn’t only hit homers against Reds pitchers!  Though, the Nats were wearing their white and red unis.

Lewis Brinson – Headed back the Brewers.  I hear he was tearing it up in Triple-A Colorado Springs.  Let’s see, Colorado with even worse pitching.  Hmm… I keed.  Of course, I’d try Brinson one more time.  Phillips wasn’t really the answer in center, so Brinson should get playing time.  He could go 10/10 the rest of the season, or strike out 15 times in 16 at-bats and get sent down again.

Manny Pina – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .302.  We need to get a Parrothead on the podcast, get him real liquored up and have him slur out, “I want Manny Pina.”

Travis Shaw – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .297.  Oh boy, we got ourselves a race now between Shaw and Thames for the Brewers’ home run lead.  Too bad Randall Simon’s no longer around to bop one of them on the head as they round the bases.

Zach Davies – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  Member how I was saying yesterday there is a shizzton of pitchers with bleh stuff and more bleh (bleher?) Ks?  Well, as DJ Khaled would say, and another one.

Trea Turner – Fielded some grounders yesterday.  Dude straight ghosted after fracturing his wrist.  No timetable, no nothing.  Like he was Rocky headed to Russia to train.  Such good news to hear he could be back mid-August.  That seems insanely optimistic, but I want to be insanely optimistic about him.

Stephen Strasburg – Had ‘some nerve impingement that has been alleviated.’  He had some nerve to blow an easy win last time out!  They say Strasburg should start his next time up.  Here’s something that’s funny (not funny).  They removed Strasburg after two innings because they didn’t want to push him too hard, so, rather than letting him miss a start, they’re gonna throw him out there after five days.  Oh.  *goes to space camp, learns to be astronaut, gets passed over for flight to Mars, goes into insurance sales for 35 years, then Bruce Willis shows up at my door and says he needs me for flight to Mars, I go, make feces potatoes, return to earth*  Kay.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  It’s almost August and Bumgarner just got his first win.  Yup, saw that coming!

Jameson Taillon – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA up to 4.03.  Is he wearing transparent pants?  Because they sure saw the ball well tonight.

 
  1. Pugs says:
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    Im chasing saves and looking at this trade sent to me. I get Rizzo,Lindor,Lester,Wade Davis. I would send Goldschmidt,Marwin Gonzalez and deGrom. My other starters are Scherzer.A Wood,Darvish,Grenki and Hill. Does this make sense or am I giving up too much Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pugs: Rizzo side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pugs: Agree with F

    • Hawk says:
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      @Pugs:

      I’ll never understand this kind of trade.

      If you want to deal for Saves, make a deal for Davis. Why involve 8 players?

      • Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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        @Hawk: see your point Hawk but sometimes you have to mask the player your targeting(davis) by creating a fair trade. In this case the team I’m getting Davis from is actually the team I’m chasing for steals. So anything that is a wash via the other players involved is a net gain for me getting one of his closers. Hope that made sense.

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent write-up. Was sad when it ended.

    a. Day 2 of our forum! Second verse, same as the first – and that’s me quoting you!

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 26

    [Peshawar, Pakistan….near the Afghan border]

    People at the market: ‘[Whistling] [Speaking foreign language]’

    Shop owner: ‘You want to buy? Many guns here.’

    Rambo: ‘No. I’m looking for Mousa Ghani.’

    Shop owner: ‘What’s your name?’

    Rambo: ‘John Rambo.’

    Shop owner: ‘Wait here.’

    [Mousa Ghani comes out of the back room and spies on Rambo for a few moments as he’s looking at the guns on the wall.]

    Mousa Ghani: ‘They sell many in Afghanistan. Many land mines. Land mines everywhere. I am Mousa Ghani. What is it you want?’

    Rambo: ‘I was sent by Griggs.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘You do not look like man Griggs sent before. You not look like you are with military.’

    Rambo: ‘I’m not.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘What you are? A mercenary?’

    Rambo: ‘No.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘You’re not military or mercenary. What are you? Lost tourist?’

    Rambo: ‘I’m no tourist.

    Mousa Ghani: ‘Sorry.’

    Rambo: ‘Do you know where the American is?’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘Yes. In Soviet fort, near the village of khowst, 3o Miles over border. Mr. Griggs send supplies you wanted. You wish to see them now?’

    Rambo: ‘Yeah.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘Is this what you asked for?’

    Rambo: ‘Yeah.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘What are these?’

    Rambo: ‘Detonators.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘And this? What is this for?’

    Rambo: ‘It’s a blue light.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘What does it do?’

    Rambo: ‘Turns blue.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘I see. How many more men come with us?’

    Rambo: ‘There’s no rescue team. Just me.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘Just you? I cannot take only one man to the fort. You need more men.’

    Rambo: ‘Griggs said you’d take me in.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘I am needed to take medical supplies. If I not take it, many people die. I do not know who you really are, but by the way you look, I can see you have no experience in war.’

    Rambo: ‘I’ve fired a few shots.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘Ha ha ha ha! A few shots? Come on. Maybe you should go back home and think it all over again for a very long time. Ha ha ha ha!’

    Rambo: ‘I did think it over.’

    Mousa Ghani: ‘You did? Well, this is your choice. But let me tell you, you cannot get this American alone.’

    [Mousa Ghani doesn’t know Rambo!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Teehee says:
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      @Ante GALIC: we would have also accepted “FIRST!!!!!!!1”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha, nice B. No one can get this American!

  3. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Wednesday morning to you!

    Woof! Haven’t had a pitching day like yesterday with Taillon and Clevinger in awhile. Ugly!

    In an 11 tm would you want Folty or Straily for the next start or in general?

    Muchas Gracias!

    • DeerfieldDoubledays says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: dude I had the same issue. Annnnnnnd Norris with the blown save , I threw up all over my laptop lmao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Yeah, what a shizz show — What are the matchups on them?

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Straily gets the Reds (former team) and Folty gets the fighting Phillies.

        As your 4th OF in an 11 tm roto, would you want B. Zimmer or B. Gardner?

        • Grey

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          Home? Away?

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: Straily – home / Folty – away

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Straily

              • Scuffy McGee says:
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                @Grey: Gracias El Jefe! Who do you like more out of B. Zimmer or B. Gardner in an 11 tm roto? Would be my 4th OF to Judge, Duvall, Souza.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gardner

                  • Scuffy McGee says:
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                    @Grey: Thank you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  4. Wilson says:
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    1. Hanley or LoMo for ROS?
    2. C. Davis or LoMo for ROS?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Wilson: Not LoMo

  5. Scott says:
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    Gallo was dropped in my league last week. This is an obp league where gallo isn’t too bad. .310. He needs to play 1 more game in Of to qualify in OF. I use k Morales who is boring as hell and has not done much power wise lately. Do I drop Morales for gallo? The key here is I need gallo in OF. With beltre back and napoli playing 1b, he should get it right? Thx

    • Scott says:
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      I read it wrong in yahoo. He needs 4 more starts in OF or 9 more qppearances. Probably not happening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, not happening that soon

  6. Mike in Busan says:
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    Damn your weak-ass calf, Ian Desmond!
    Likely need an OF to replace him. Should I lean Bradley, Grichuk, or Brinson?
    And who do I drop? Devers? Rosario? Desmond? But really, not Desmond, right?

    Thanks in advance, Grey, if you have any sense at all, you’re sleeping now.

  7. Packers says:
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    In one of my NFBC leagues there are 10 teams within 10 points. 98.5 for 1st and 88.5 for 10th place. I’m 4th at 92.5.
    My other one with Cram, he is 2 pts. ahead of me. We are still in it to place in the money.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Packers: These are crazy. Less than 10 points separating that many teams. I thought I would be out of it by now. Plenty of ball left!

    • knucks says:
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      @Packers: Can you guys send the link to this league? I’d like to check it out. Considering trying to get in on this for next year if that’s possible. And wanted to do some research

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: I don’t know how to do that.

        • knucks says:
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          @Cram It: No worries. Sounds weird, I’ll just keep an eye out over the winter. Is it not online/website based?

          • Cram It says:
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            @knucks: Ya, through NFBC. Check out their site…It’s the $150, 15 teamer, slow draft leagues

            • knucks says:
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              @Cram It: Was just on there. A lot less interested after visiting. Seems confusing. Def not easy to creep on pro leagues like i do with ESPN/Yahoo.

              • Cram It says:
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                @knucks: Confusing to draft and play? No it’s not. It’s a weekly league. I mean, it’s not easy to slow draft 50 players. Ya gotta put a lot of research in. But the format isn’t confusing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s one of the easiest leagues to manage actually, most weeks, you have no choices

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Agree. There’s so little managing that sometimes I forget I’m in the league and miss the lineup change days!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally! I’ve missed a few times this year and have played for a few years now… It’s usually Friday’s I miss

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You found a way in?

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: No, I was just leading him to info on the type of league we’re in.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, gotcha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: Not sure, the links aren’t very singular

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Not sure our league is that close, but the top 4 is, think within about 10 points

  8. Scott says:
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    Schebler, mancini or k Morales ros? R, tb, hr, rbi, obp. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: I’d go with Mancini for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  9. Richard Davis says:
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    Is Dansby just done as a Dynasty Fantasy player? I mean it seems kinda early to just “write him off,” maybe it’s just a Sophomore Slump, but I know you weren’t very high on him anyways, and that he may be a better “real life” player than fantasy player. I could buy him low right now, but I’m not even confident he is the Braves SS of the future anymore. He could just be a career bench player, while Maitan is the Braves SS in 3 years. Funny how everyone was roasting Arizona for that trade, and with the exception of Ender, the Braves might not have done as well as everyone thinks either. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Richard Davis: Too early to throw in the towel on him being the braves SS of the future.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: His player profile and career arc makes me think of Gordon Beckham.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, he just doesn’t have huge fantasy skills… Not quite Adeiny, but in that mold

  10. Oranje says:
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    Does Sano continue to play well ROS and where do you see his production and ranking for next season? Thanks.

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Oranje:

      I think he’ll continue to mash homeruns but his batting average is likely to go down due to that strikeout rate

    • knucks says:
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      @Oranje: From July 11th (2nd half rankings): “42. Miguel Sano – Could be Alfonseca’s 2nd index finger, but could also hit .215 in the 2nd half. Projections: 34/16/39/.232”

      You owe me 4 clicks ;)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: You owe me .0000004 of a penny!

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Hahahh will paypal a small portion of a penny shortly

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not a small portion, .00000004 of a penny!

  11. spottie says:
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    So I know the old adage that one shouldn’t veto unless there’s collusion. But what happens when the team in last place just straight up sells off his best players for “keepers” in a wantonly lopsided deal?

    Team A: Arenado, Mookie, Arrieta
    Team B: Moncada, JD Martinez, Roberto Osuna

    This is a longstanding league, but our first year doing keepers. Team A is one of those guys that doesn’t really pay attention, but keeps paying his league dues (He’s had Trout on his bench since June and still has DL guys in his active lineup (which is how you can still be in last place when you blow your entire auction budget on Trout, Arenado, Betts, and Arrieta)

    I try to avoid vetos and let people make bad deals if they want. But this seems over-the-top.

    • SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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      @spottie:
      Just for clarification, every team in our league get’s 3 keepers at $5 more than the previous year’s auction price… so the trade should be understood as:

      Team A: Arenado ($43), Betts ($46), Arrieta ($29)
      Team B: Moncada ($6), Osuna ($15), Martinez ($17)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @spottie: Eh, when there is a dollar amount tied to keepers it’s tough to justify a veto…Team A clearly wins this deal player wise but factoring in the dollar amounts and what team B can now do with the rest of their roster next year evens it out a bit….I’d leave it alone if i were you.

    • SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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      @spottie:
      And now there’s a second trade…

      Team A: Trout ($49), Votto ($34), Molina ($6)
      Team C: Judge ($6)

      This is like bizarro-world.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @spottie: It’s the problem with keepers… Do a salary cap and it could help — Meaning no one can go over $300 is owned players… So, Betts’ $46 means they have to lose $46 elsewhere — it sometimes helps

  12. kingforaday151 says:
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    Was cool to see Jameson Taillon bounce back from the ball cancer so quickly, but what’s up with him? Streamer in a 12 team at this point?

  13. Blaster says:
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    Clint Frazier or Bradley Zimmer in a keeper league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Blaster: Frazier for me but close

  14. BSA70 says:
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    Nunez to the sawx…. I have Betts and Benini. Let’s talk sagnof without the agnof, cause I just named them.
    I don’t like having three in the same team so I’m heading to market. Let’s see what I can net in a keeper.
    In real baseball world it looks like Boston is happy to be a double slapping speed team.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @BSA70: Is this a H2H league? definitely doesn’t matter in roto. if it’s head to head, I would look to see what the Sox schedule looks like during the playoffs. If they’re only off 1 or two days in that three week period, having three of them might be a good thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA70: Agree with CGS

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – not h2h.

  15. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as usual. Nice taillon blurb. I’m in a 10 team h2h mixed league.. my batting lineup is stacked.

    1) how do you rank these guys: merrifield, dejong, nick Williams, gurriel
    2) do you drop any of these batters: Pham, moncada, Amed Rosario for any of them?
    3) another catcher question! ROS who do you like: Wilson Ramos or zunino

    Thanks!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      4) to add .. how do you rank Jordan Montgomery, porcello and odorizzi?

      Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: 1. Whit, DeJong… 2. Hold (Could see taking Whit over Rosario) 3. Ramos 4. Montgomery, Porcello, Odorizzi (Back issue)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Thanks, Taillon blurb was Rudy 1. Merrifield, DeJong 2. Nah 3. Ramos 4. Agree with F

  16. Sick Ranchez says:
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    Grey, should I still be rostering Chris Devenski?

    I legit can’t tell if he’s valuable.

    (Not a holds league)

    Thanks!

  17. Five-On-One says:
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    1) Pick top three for the OF: Refroe, Margot, Pillar, Pederson, JBJ

    2) Pick one for MI: Forsythe, Arcia,

    3) Pick one for CI: Alonso, Moncada

    4) Of those not picked, pick one for U.

    Thanks.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Sorry – Add Bader to question 1 and Brad Miller to question 2.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Renfroe, JBJ, Margot 2. Arcia 3. I’d go with the upside of Moncada 4. Bader

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Five-On-One: Without knowing anything about your league…
      (1) JBJ, Pederson, Pillar
      (2) Arcia
      (3) Alonso
      (4) Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Needs, right? I mean, Renfroe or Margot? Speed vs. power — Prolly Bader, Renfroe, JBJ 2. Arcia 3. Moncada, though Alonso goes to Yanks it helps 4. Margot

  18. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Grey – loved the Amed and odor write ups especially. No questions just a big thank you for what you do!

  19. Mark says:
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    Parra or Peralta ROS? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mark: Peralta…Would stream Parra at coors though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with F

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks to both of ya!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Danny Almonte says:
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    So the question we all are wondering….
    Rank ROS- Rosario, Moncada, Devers

    Thx

  21. Jogon says:
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    W. Ramos, Pina or Avila ROS ? Without regards to positions,. Dévers Bronson or Bader ROS ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jogon: Pina/Devers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Ramos… Brinson — depends on Devers PT with Nunez now

  22. bigbear says:
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    With Desmond banged up, what are the odds of seeing Dahl in COL? Or is he one of the trade pieces for the RP depth their looking for?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bigbear: More likely Cargo gets traded if anyone will take him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: They have Parra, Tapia, etc

  23. Jogon says:
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    ROS Renfroe or Pujols for Power ans rbis ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jogon: Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Agree with F

  24. Bac says:
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    5×5 obp.

    How would you rank Bader, Brinson, Rosario, devers.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bac: Devers, Brinson, Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bac: Devers’ PT with Nunez is a concern… Brinson, Bader

      • bacca72 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Grey,

    Couple of quick questions for ya . . .

    1) McHugh or Weaver for upside at SP?

    2) I think everyone else in my league reads your Buy/Sell column and I can’t get junk for Dickerson. Drop him for Bader or hold?

    3) Is there a manager in MLB that’s aware of the fact that Fernando Rodney is a decent closer for four weeks and then gets his sideways cap knocked off for two weeks . . . making him a crappier option at closer than Archie Bradley? 3a) Should I continue to hold Bradley in hopes of having a closer with SP eligibility?

    Lurrrrrrvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeee yas!

  26. mcmi11ions says:
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    I thought Dan Jennings was a decathalete from the 90’s.

    Also, I know Rosario is a SS and they are fun and all, but can we take a moment and show Dominic Smith some love? Dude is a top 100 prospect, has a .339 avg with a .920 OPS and is waiting for the Camptown Races kid to either get moved or hurt again. OH he’s another corner infidel with developing power in a season where everyone is playing with developed power. Well we can revisit him in March, or maybe get a post on him in the offseason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Dan & Dave? No love to give right now for Smith

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: Yeah! Of course I Googled “Dan Jennings decathalete” before I posted and was proven wrong, but wanted to share where I went with it anyway.

        I get there is no reason for you to write about Smith yet, I was just using my comment as an internet soap box to mention that NY has more than one kid coming up that could draw some interest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dominic Smith is interesting, I was just messin

  27. Alex says:
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    Haha, transparent pants…

    Do I go with N. Williams, Merrifield, or Zimmer for utility spot?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Alex: When I first read it, I thought it said “transplant pants” and I was like “did Taillon get a ball transplant? Is that a thing?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Merrifield

  28. Stream Weaver says:
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    With Desmond likely heading to DL I need to add an OF.
    Brinson, M Smith, or Bonifacio? Thanks

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Stream Weaver: Man, how deep is this league — are Grichuk, Renfroe, Bader, et al owned?

    • Stream Weaver says:
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      @Stream Weaver: add Rosario, Valencia, Kepler to that list

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Stream Weaver: I guess Smith since you need someone who is definitely going to play. TB has a game on Thursday, which helps, too. Seems like you could rotate through guys who are playing on those short schedule days to maximize the slot while Desmond is on the DL.

  29. Crime Dog says:
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    Pick 3…

    Hellickson vs. ATL
    Dickey @Phi
    VVelasquez vs. Atl
    Jaimie Garcia @Oak
    Ryu vs. SF
    Tomlin @CWS
    Mejia @OAK
    [email protected]
    Liriano vs. LAA
    Anibal Sanchez vs. KC

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: getting to a point where i can’t trust mccullers anymore unfortunately….any other random streams that might be out there in deeper leagues? Thought these might’ve been best Options

  30. Lt says:
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    Grey, thanks again for making morning tolerable.
    Some quick ones,
    If Yankees trade for Sonny Grey is chance Adams involved/does he pitch this year and become an instant add? Does he regardless of trade?
    Does Norris blowing up get Cam back closing?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lt: Doubt Adams is called up and Norris would have to blow a few more to open the door

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! Agree with F

  31. Mike says:
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    I need saves – would you trade Braun or Starling Marte to get Kenley?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: I’d move Braun for Kenley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  32. Bostero111 says:
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    Good morning Grey.

    12 team H2H keeper league with OBP.

    Drop JBJ for Brinson?

    Thanks man.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bostero111: Hold unless Brinson would be a potential keeper for you then I’d make the switch

  33. mUshi says:
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    Hi 20 team h2h.
    I need pitching.
    Trade T.Shaw and D.Santana for J.Turner, Iglesias and Nola (or Peacock)?

    Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mUshi: Sure, Nola over Peacock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mUshi: Agree with F

  34. ryanoger says:
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    The Shark should be owned in a 10 team right or stream?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Depends on rosters but yeah he should be owned IMO

  35. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Happ or Merrifield ROS?

    Thanks!

  36. Richard says:
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    What are the odds that Kirby Yates closes for the Padres

    • knucks says:
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      @Richard: I’ll own him for a few days as July 31st approaches… but will need Hand to be traded. And then Capps NOT to continue pitching for the Chihuahuas and come up, grab the job and run with it. Also Maton is around, as you know, and was getting Saves in Triple A earlier this year (around 13 or so I think?)

      So its possible. His ownership depends on what your wire looks like, league size, SAGNOF desperation, etc. Good luck Richard!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Richard: 5 to 1? Agree with knucks

      • Richard D says:
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        would you drop Oh for Yates

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  37. Benintendo64 says:
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    With the swarzak trade, does this mean Hader could get moved out of the bullpen and get some starts?

    Looking to pick up a SP, how would you rank these guys: Corbin, Weaver, Lackey, Velasquez, Suter

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Benintendo64: I hope so….Corbin, Weaver…

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks el Jefe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benintendo64: Not enough to make a difference in most leagues, maybe spot start — Agree with F

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. jaybo903 says:
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    Hey Grey. Thanks as always.

    In a H2H OBP 5 player keeper (min. 1 pitcher).

    First off, would you take a trade my J.D. Martinez for Archer and Cano.

    Separately, considering my situation would you.

    Current Roster

    Goldschmidt
    Kyle Seager
    Jean Segura
    JD Martinez
    Bogaerts
    Polanco (last year keeper)

    Pitchers
    Arrieta
    Cole
    Mccullers

      • jaybo903 says:
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        @Grey: To clarify, you’d rather receive Cano and Archer and give away J.D. Martinez? Or the opposite?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Cano

  39. jaybo903 says:
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    Hey Grey. Thanks as always.

    In a H2H OBP 5 player keeper (min. 1 pitcher).

    First off, would you take a trade my J.D. Martinez for Archer and Cano.

    Separately, considering my situation would you.

    Current Roster

    Goldschmidt
    Kyle Seager
    Jean Segura
    JD Martinez
    Bogaerts
    Polanco (last year keeper)

    Pitchers
    Arrieta
    Cole
    Mccullers

  40. Pugs says:
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    Im chasing saves and looking at this trade sent to me. I get Rizzo,Lindor,Lester,Wade Davis. I would send Goldschmidt,Marwin Gonzalez and deGrom. My other starters are Scherzer.A Wood,Darvish,Grenki and Hill. Does this make sense or am I giving up too much Thanks and sorry for doulble post

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pugs: Rizzo side, take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pugs: Agree with F

  41. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start Nola at home against in the Astros?

  42. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    My closer shituation is obviously, well….

    Clippard or Vizcaino?

    • knucks says:
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      @RICE: Haha I’m with you brutha…

      Viz, Jennings for me

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RICE: Viz

  43. Ralphy says:
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    E Nunez, Bregman or Paul DeJong at SS? I’m kind of excited to see where Nunez bats in Boston.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ralphy: Bregman…. Tweaked his hammy so keep an eye on that though

      • Ralphy says:
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        You’re the man Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hoping this Nunez trade lowers the Devers FAAB bidding in my keeper league!

  45. Marti says:
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    Who is giants 3rd baseman going forward

    • knucks says:
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      @Marti: Prob Gillaspie for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Agree with knucks

  46. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade Darvish for Nelson Cruz if your pitching was stacked and you need power?

    Or, hold and drop Parra for Thames who is sitting on the wire?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JSF: Don’t have a problem trading Darvish but feel like you can do better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Agree with F

  47. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    What do you think of this trade:
    Yelich, Dickerson, I Nova
    for W. Cotreras, T. Stroy, Severino

    is it close ?

    thanks bud

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Marv: Severino side for me…seems like a needs based trade

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Marv: Severino > Nova; Contreras > Yelich; Story > Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marv: Agree with others

  48. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Start or sit?

    Samardzija v. Pit ($15.7)
    Nola v. Hou ($7.2)
    Corbin v. Atl ($5.8)

  49. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league, extra hitting categories are OBP and SLG, would you drop either Schebler or Parra to pick up Gallo?

  50. Wilson says:
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    Is Swarzak droppable now if my league count saves not holds?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Wilson: Yeah

  51. Chris R says:
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    Renfroe man… I don’t need another outfielder!

    I’ve got: Trout, Wil Myers, Inciarte, Souza, Pham, Derek Fisher

    I just traded Marte for Jean Segura to get it slightly more reasonable.

    Renfroe is probably better than Fisher, but Fisher is my man-crush right now.

    I’m ok holding right?

  52. DudeOfLife says:
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    Would you trade Manaea for F. Rivero? 20 team H2H 6×6.
    My starters: Manaea, CC, Faria, Sale, Lamet
    Closers: E. Diaz, Doolittle

    Word

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  53. rukky says:
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    that Taillon write-up haha

    Please rank ROS for Utility spot:
    Hosmer, Souza, C.Davis, Schebler

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Souza

      • rukky says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Jr says:
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            @Grey: he balked on Hoffman. Nova worth it? Or roll with marwin?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nova’s worth it

  54. NO PEPPER says:
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    Bader just added to ESPN waivers.
    Pick him up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get this man some pepper!

  55. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Deep roto – Ervin/Upton for Samardjzia/Thames

    Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  56. Hookie and Mubie says:
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    Worried about Bogaerts repeating his 2nd half fade out from last year. Should I hold tight or consider dealing him straight up for Marwin Gonzalez (dear lord has it come to this?!) or trading him and Longoria (my CI; Justin Turner is my 3b) for Moosetacos and either Paul (“58/4 K/BB”) DeJong or Javy (“I’ve done absolutely nothing lately”) Baez. In other words is Xander going to be so dire that I should do something somewhat desperate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell Xander 2 months ago… I’m not a fan… Those trades aren’t good tho

      • Hookie and Mubie says:
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        Andrus a better option than Marwin ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  57. Jr says:
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    I’m in a battle for the playoffs and my gamble on villar as my SS isn’t working out. I have Marwin G. who has been really solid and is now playing every day, but is he someone I can trust down the stretch? I can acquire either segura or andrus, but are they about the same as marwin ROS if he’s playing everyday?

    This league is weird and doesn’t count runs, RBI, or BA. It counts Total bases, hr, bb, obp, slg, net steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acquire for what?

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: nights be able to get andrus for a cheap SP like Hoffman. This is a keeper league so prospects are valuable. Might be able to get segura for a brinson type plus a lower starter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andrus for Hoffman? You take that all day

          • Jr says:
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            @Grey: that’s what I thought, but Wanted to see your thoughts on Marwin first. Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  58. dustyfingers says:
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    Who deserves the DL spot more, Desmond or G. Polanco in a H2H league with 3 weeks of playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Roger that. If he’s hitting the DL, hopefully it’s soon. I wouldn’t mind grabbing a Rosario lottery ticket.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  59. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    I know your not a big fan of catchers but Gattis not cutting it for me. Alex Wood for Possy good? I can afford to trade him. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, get a cheaper catcher with a cheaper pitcher

  60. Jon says:
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    In a dynasty, Lindor + X would be worth dealing away my Bogaerts + Abreu?

    X = Mejia, Altuve, Dee Gordon, Rendon, Conforto, Billy Hamilton, Bumgarner, Price, Quintana, Syndergaard?

    • Jon says:
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      Forgot Springer. He could also be X.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Springer, sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve, Gordon, Rendon, Hamilton, Bum, Noah

  61. Synyster says:
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    Think Desmond will need a trip to the DL? If so worth stashing him in as bench spot or dropping him out right? Avail is Brinson, Merrifield, Fisher, Souza, Bruce. Thoughts?

    Who from my lineup to drop? Perez, Rizzo, Altuve, Turner, Story, Stanton, Parra, Desmond, Inciarte. DL-Trey

    Severino, Kennedy, Gray, Faria, Peacock, Lugo, Folty, Verlander, Cole McCullers, Nova, Holland, Claudio. DL- Melancon

    Drop Story for Gregorius?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop if clogs bench… Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Didi

  62. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1. I’m one closer away from having a decent RP staff (ideally want 3 closers and 2 holds guys) and am going crazy chasing saves. When the news broke late on 7/18 or so, I immediately grabbed Swarzak because it was speculated he would be heir-apparent at closer. 7/19 they announced Clippard would have first crack at closer so I dropped Swarzak for Clippard. After Monday night, it became clear that Swarzak was now the front runner in the closer role, so I dropped Clippard for Swarzak. Yesterday, Swarzak gets traded, and now I’m again debating if I should pick up Clippard yet again, Jennings, have better luck with Kela or Maton becoming closer, or hold and wait it out for the next closer domino to drop in the Game of Throws.
    Aaargh. Any idea what I should do?
    I also have Vizcaino who may be closer if Johnson leaves and have Ramos (who is possibly going to lose his closer status if he’s dealt).

    2. You frequently discuss whether or not you would start SPs depending on matchups. I have a hard time sitting any of my 8 SPs, as that would cut into my H2H K’s category. Is it worth benching 2-4 starts in a given week if you don’t like the matchup at the risk of losing the K’s category? I’d like to hope I’ve put together a decent enough staff and that they may surprise me but maybe my fantasy baseballness is too antiquated?

    Thanks for any guidance you can provide!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jennings 2. Case by case basis, for example, I like Straily, yesterday was not a good start

  63. BillieJak says:
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    pick one:

    bader zimmer brinson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  64. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, need to roll with 2 of these guys, no specific category needs just looking for overall value (6×6 scoring using OPS), who you got? I Happ, Renfroe, Zimmer, Nick Will, Bader, Brinson, Devers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe, Zimmer

  65. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    1)I’ve got 3 adds left for the week and I’m in a close pitching matchup … Two of my streaming options (McCarthy and Tanaka) are not available anymore so are any of these guys worth adding/streaming this week?

    7/27
    L. Weaver vs. ARI (9.0)
    Bauer vs. LAA (-2.3)

    7/28
    Lamet vs. PIT (8.7)
    Miranda vs. NYM (-0.4)
    Garcia @OAK (-2.4)

    7/29
    Newcomb @PHI (1.3)
    Eickhoff vs. ATL (-5.5)
    Snell @NYY (-4.8)

    7/30
    Cotton vs. MIN (4.3)
    Gausman @TEX (-11.0)

    2) Or Should I use an add or two to drop maybe Betances or someone else for one of the following RPs? Or wait a little longer til after the trade deadline?

    Dyson, Familia*, Hand, Maton, Bradley, Swarzak, Kela, Clippard, Barraclough, Vizcaino, Rondon, Blevins, Jennings, Minaya, Oh, Cecil, Robertson, Madson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, Nope 2. Wait to see who moves

  66. dfrench23 says:
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    2 year 14-team keeper lg

    $37 Josh Donaldson and 2nd year Dexter Fowler (DL) for $5 Devers and $1 Drew Smyly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  67. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Bud Norris: what an unrepentant a**hole. He can eat an econo-sized bag of D’s. Normally, you take solace in the fact that your closer is on the road in a tie game because it would take an extraordinary set of circumstances for them to give up 4 runs without having recording an out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right?!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yup. I was having a wonderful night of starting pitching, and then, I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling, I looked at the Halos/Indians score on the ticker and my stomach dropped ‘cos I immediately knew. Yuk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So effin bad

  68. vee says:
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    Great stuff Guru!

    Is todd frazier droppable to start streaming?
    he’s hitting .133 with just 2 runs int he last 2 weeks….

    cheerio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can drop him, but I’d wait to see what he does today vs. Bailey

  69. MeatBall says:
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    Brinson or Derek Fisher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  70. Cram It says:
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    Someone asked about Clevinger yesterday and said that SON hated him. I was like whaaaaa? At home against the Angels? Cherry matchup! Amazing that SON. Just amazing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, looks like i was pretty damn right about desmond when i said back in early april that it’s like 80% likely that he wouldn’t be having any useful at bats till at least june. with that many HR’s he hasn’t had any yet at all. problem is i can’t remember which razz writers disputed me on this point now (too long ago). wonder if any of those old greek geniuses had this issue from being right and it being so long before that they forgot who’s face to shove it in. my guess is plato didn’t forget to do this, and aristotle was too busy island jumping for new animals (new to him) to deal with it. we KNOW diogenes never forgot to do it.

    wow, one of the rare instances that espn doesn’t have a player but yahoo gonna yahoo DOES. it’s rare. anywhoo, is brinson gets back up how you short term ranking fisher/bader/brinson. there’s some news that brinson is up again soonish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, Bader

  72. jon says:
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    who do you like more ROS

    Nova, Godley, Morton, Lynn, Corbin

    or are they all streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, not in all leagues

  73. Chucky says:
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    Cargo or Para?
    Holds League. Bradley, Viz, Uehera or Nicasio, who?
    Brad Miller have anything left in the tank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra — Bradley — Miller, maybe

  74. Jmac says:
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    Dickerson or Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, it’s fair

  75. Nico says:
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    What’s up, Grey? Are you not encouraged by Story’s last 7 games? I think he’s been something like a Top 15 player L7 and Top 25 L14. This could be his turnaround! I’m holding out hope that he and Odor are on the cusp of a murderous 2nd half, figuratively speaking of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  76. dfrench23 says:
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    Devers for Altuve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

    • Chucky says:
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      Is that the same Altuve, who plays in 8 yr old T-Ball league?

  77. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    Have received one other trade I’d like you to comment on:
    Yelich, Verlander and Nova for
    Segura, R. Hill

    is it close ?

    thanks again guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, Yelich

  78. James Alexander says:
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    Thoughts on Maeda in a QS league? Will they ever let him pitch 6 IP again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a barely 6 IP start in best case scenario

  79. Mike L says:
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    Drop Schwarber in dynasty for Fisher, Bader, Renfroe, Happ or may the Schwarbs be with me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  80. Clay says:
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    I’m looking at MILB numbers like everyone else right now. There are well know ball park affects, Colorado, Albuquerque, etc… My question is does MILB use the same tight wound balls (allegedly) as MLB? Should we be less impressed with 15 Hr’s, than we would have been last year, for example?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty sure MILB’s balls are different

  81. Scott says:
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    Brinson or mancini? Need as much hitting stats as possible, r, hr, tb, rbi, sb. Obp not as important

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  82. Chud says:
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    ROS SS? Cozart(assuming he stays off of the DL) or Xander?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        Q2 of the day: full keeper salary league trade offer (that counts holds).

        I give Tallion ($16)/Bundy ($1)

        I get Andrew Miller ($8)/Adison Russell ($8).

        Much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taillon side

  83. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof – who do you like between jennings, bearclaw, maton and rondon?

    Also, weekly roto redraft. which two schmotatoes/rooks do you like? zimmer, williams, odb, renfroe, bader and brinson.

    much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings — Zimmer, Renfroe

  84. Richard D says:
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    Yates vs Oh vs Jennings for ROS saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  85. herschel says:
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    @Grey: hand is available on the ww, but still not sure if he is going to be traded. how much to bid of FAAB? in desperate need of saves. $116 remaining of $250 budget.

    thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: sorry. 12 team mixed weekly roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $16

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: gracias.

        also, not sure if your a blues fan, but buddy guy tomorrow night at saban theater. cheap tix on goldstar…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Going to see Al Gore Q&A tomorrow night after Inconvenient Truth screening

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: sweet. not sure which one will be more depressing….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • DonnieB says:
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                Is New York underwater yet?

  86. Doc says:
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    “Stream Weaver?” Who are you, Gary Wright?

    Party on, Wayne. Party on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: If I can wrangle a trade for Torenado in a 6×6 keeper league, which keeper (s) is best to give up — Odor, Moncada, Benintendi, Happ, Brinson?

        Knowing I’ll likely only be able to keep Arenado him 1 year unless I can keep trading for additional first Rd picks since I’m keeping Goldy in my first round spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any of them — Best? Happ and Brinson

  87. Jim says:
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    This is probably a softball, but would you drop Todd Frazier for Didi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  88. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS, 2 Util.

    I traded Longoria, Bogaerts and Reynolds for Arenado. What do you think?

    I had a logjam at 1B, with 4 1B-only players and only able to start 3.

    Ramos
    Rizzo
    Schoop
    Arenado
    (SS)
    Springer, Stanton, Souza
    Smoak
    H. Ramirez
    DL: Turner

    Need to add a SS. Best available are Bregman, Owings, or Rosario when he gets called up. Which one should I add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade! Owings

  89. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hell yeah I’m streaming Chris Flexen tomorrow…not that anyone asked.

    I own Jennings in the dynasty league so I’m with you, Alright.

    Gardner and Trumbo have the same number of home runs. All Trumbo needs to do is hit 25 more home runs in the the last fwo months and he’ll be fine though. *Rolls Eyes*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound pumped up on Flexen

      Jennings! Plus, you were on Jeopardy, so you’re bias

      Yeah, I hear ya on Trumbo… Bizarre season for him, bc whenever he’s healthy in past seasons, it’s big time HRs

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I saw him the other day and the bat looked slow. I’m pretty much out of hope that the surge is coming.

        Jennings validated a lot of my “Trebek is a douche” opining.

        I am super pumped on Flexen. A post TJ 22 year old with no experience above AA. What could possibly go wrong? He’s a big dude. Listed at 250 but could be even bigger than that by the look of him. He’s hit 97. Looks like he’s got a slider with some serious downward bite and a legitimate third pitch in the change. Looks like not too many moving parts in the delivery and mechanics should be repeatable. He’s shown really good fastball command by the numbers since his TJ. Has a chance to stick so should be owned at least through tomorrow in deep leagues I’d say. He gets a fairly cozy match up at Petco against the Padres though they have been better of late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did Jennings come out and say that?

          Damn, now you’ve got me interested in Flexen, so don’t want to go down that road right now

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I picked him up to stream in the other RCL, even before this little tidbit, more because I’m 20 GS down.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Flexen? Oh man, now I want some action too, most resist peer pressure

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Yup. Go ahead, get some! *Peer pressure*. Better hurry before I pick him up! *scare tactics*. Or will I? *reverse psychology*. I totally will! *double reverse psychology*. Nah, you can have him…but you better hurry! *Aflac*

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Cram — Haha, now I don’t know if I’m picking him up or not picking him up but wanting to

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: I’m Flexen on some fools too OTS is right he’s looked good since coming off the TJ. Maybe a little late season Mets magic like Gsellman and Lugo last year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, here comes Endorphin Ralph talking about Flexen, we’re all screwed now

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey: Total flyer. I watched a little film on him. He looked good enough to give one start in the deep league

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  90. the sprotsguy says:
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    Please rank ROS…
    Gausman
    Rodon
    Bundy
    Estrada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Rodon, Bundy

      • the sprotsguy says:
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        AL only if that matters

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That makes it make more sense… Bundy, Rodon

  91. Dommattingly says:
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    Who do you like best ROS?
    Overall value.

    Renfroe, C. Davis, Kipnis, O. Arcia, D. Fisher, Castelannos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Alex says:
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    Would you trade C. Dickerson for Robbie Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • jon says:
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      @Alex:

      In a heart beat- Ray all day

  93. JakeTheSnake says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do we start the shark this afternoon?

    Got 2 great starts so far from Severino and Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  94. gogulls says:
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    What to do with Mike Montgomery…Time to drop? Not much available Weaver/Tomlin/Tillman

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Weaver, he’s no safer

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @gogulls:

      Weaver isn’t getting called up. They called up Mayer instead to start tomorrow.

  95. LenFuego says:
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    Is malamoney ever going to post the final “regular season” results for the Hey Batter(3) contest? Or did he already do it and I missed it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s posting this week, last week was a bye he said

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I remember him saying something like there would be a one or two week respite, but I am just dying to know whether I snuck into the playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so!

  96. Russell says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories

    Brinson or Grichuk?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  97. Every29Years says:
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    Fun week. I own Kershaw, Taillon and Maurer.
    In a 12 team H2H, in first place but tight grouping.
    1. I have Owings and wonder if his first half was a mirage given his history? Hold or drop if you have Marwin and Simmons? My pickup would be Zimmer, Mallex, or could go Addison and play Marwin in OF.

    2. Taillon’ short outings, health and bomb in SF has us concerned I am sure. I can be patient or stream… best on wire are Straily, Leake, Davies, VV, Bridwell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Simmons 2. Stream

  98. hal_incandenza says:
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    Looks like Alex Wood is no longer scheduled to toe the rubber tonight. He also won’t be pitching, apparently until Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures, Dodgers are too locked into playoffs

  99. Ben says:
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    Lester and Chapman for Sale and Clevinger
    Lester and Chapman for Scherzer and Clevinger

    Which side of each?

    Also, can you rank these guys or tell me the top 2 or 3 you think are worth picking up now?
    Alex Claudio
    Phil Maton
    Kirby Yates
    Cam Bedrosian
    Gregory Infante
    Dan Jennings
    Jose Leclerc

    • Ben says:
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      @Ben: Also aroldys Vizcaino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale/Scherzer for both — Claudio, Jennings, Maton

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

  100. Wesley says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Quick question. I recognize your theme song as a classic rock song. However, I can’t quite place it.
    What song is it from?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was produced for the pod

      • Wes says:
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        @Grey: Yea, but is the riff from another song?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not that I’m aware of

  101. Sam says:
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    Which two closers would you prefer ROS: Knebel, Rivero, or Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel, Rivero

  102. Wes says:
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    What song is your fantasy podcast theme from?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was produced for the podcast

  103. Nick says:
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    Would you pick up Bradley Zimmer or your lede Bader in a H2H league? Guess the question is, who has the most upside ROS….?

    Thanks Grey for you input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  104. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Are we starting Nelson @ Wash tonight?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  105. daze says:
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    Grey
    Need saves.
    who you going with ROS
    Clippard, Bedrosian,Jennings or Yates

    • daze says:
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      @daze:
      or Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  106. Sam says:
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    Is Corey Seager and Rivero for Price and Kemp a fair deal or lopsided towards one side? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side

  107. Wilson says:
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    Severino did a good job.
    I asked which pitcher Severino looks like and Grey answered Pineda.

    I think he may be better, who does he may look like now? Still Pineda or?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a top 15 starter

  108. Wilson says:
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    Desmond will hit DL and need an OF.
    I would like to trade for Ozuna, Yelich, or Pham
    Could you rank them for ROS? average value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Fair to trade my LoMo for One of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you can get them

  109. Connor Henry says:
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    Dynasty league – Should i trade JD Martinez, Jake Arrieta and Rich Hill for Chris Sale and Nomar Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  110. mthom42 says:
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    10 team H2H pts league w/ 2 Keepers

    A. Is Treat Urner a keeper for next year?

    B. Have Betts and Trout and could trade Betts for players this year or draft picks next year and keep Turner. Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Betts over Turner

  111. Joeg414 says:
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    Donaldson or Schwarber Ros ? 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  112. SteveNZ says:
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    I am sick to death of Arenado. He pretty much beat me on his own in my H2H matchup last week, and now he’s beating up on my C-Mart this week.

    Eff him and the horse he rode in on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s my bae

  113. Every29Years says:
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    Need OF help….average and runs are my focus. SBs a bonus. Please rank. Thanks

    Owings, Zimmer, Brinson, Mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Zimmer

  114. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases, holds added, QS over wins, net steals over steals. keep 3 players per year at previous year’s final ADP prices (so ADP data culled from september from fantasy pros). 7 moves per week h2h. if there’s any chance i keep a player i’ll list round. just now that e.escobar is getting playing time again he got ganked by somebody in FA.
    C avila (losing playing time yet again)
    1B swiggy
    2B segura (SS, 4th)
    SS tejada (3B, he’s starting at least now)
    3B mostsuckass (11th)
    MI holt (3B/MI/OF)
    CI chapman (3B, 25th)
    OF (4) k.davis (5th), trumbo (4th), zimmer (25th), cargo 2
    util (1) devers (25th)
    BN mancini (1B/OF 25th)
    DL chisenhall (25th), correa (1st)
    SP duffy (5th), clevinger (25th), quintana (not applicable keeper if he’s in NL), morton (20th)
    snell (14th), peacock (25th), salazar (6th), sabathia
    RP (4 slots) giles, j.wilson, rondon, m.barnes

    1. do i have enough good keepers to flip devers for semien and would you do that considering how weak my MI/SS slots are (even before correa went out).
    2. if i do that deal drop holt for a.hanson as the BN bat to sub for tejada as it appears hanson has moved into playing time while holt is back to deep utility with nunez on team and devers up.
    3. use waiver on j.garcia or nunez first?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: z.granite is probably other best BN bat option (who i had before devers came up)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 3. Nunez

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: interesting, thus the keepers appear to be devers (25th), correa (1st) and one of k.davis (5th), segura (4th), clevinger (25th), mostsuckass (11th). obviously things can change before late march, but i’m guessing that’s part of reason for the no in #1. that and maybe semien really isn’t that much better than hanson over holt or tejada (my waiver is shitty, i probably won’t get nunez here)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you can’t sell Devers right now

  115. muskysmell says:
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    This year has gotta be the most frustrating year for pitching for me bar none. Strategically starting certain pitchers means jack shit. There’s no rhyme or reason to matchups.

    Today I started Darvish vs Miami because Marlins is a shit team and benched Jimmy Nelson because he’s pitching against the dangerous Nationals lineup in WAS.

    Darvish line: 3.2 innings, 9 runs, 5 Ks
    Nelson line: 7 innings, 1 run, 10 Ks

    Fuck this shit.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @muskysmell:

      Oh, I spoke too soon. 10 runs for Yu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: All Star break, you sit down to relax knowing you own Scherzer Wood and Darvish… fast forward their 1st starts and 22 runs later…..hey where did the Scherzer Wood Darvish owner go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was just laughing that I was in 1st in ERA in my league, I have Samardzija, Nola and Lackey… Um, huh?

          • 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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            @Grey: you’ve even said that you obtained nola only since he’s been doing well of course. weird though on the lackey/shark as those you’ve had all year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Also have Ray and Chacin (only at home)

        • Muskysmell says:
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          @dtbran:

          I have two of these starters (Wood and Yu).

          This yr has been ridiculously frustrating. I got an insanely loaded lineup after years of carefully gathering keeper studs (Mookie, Bryce, Freeman, Trout, Bryant). I also had Correa who I traded away because I’m going for it all.

          I’m stuck in 4th because everyone in baseball decided to hit a million homers this yr and pitching is impossible to predict.

  116. toneDEAF! says:
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    12-team H2h points league. C-Mart or Dickerson and Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart, it’s fair

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Daiquiri coming your way! By the way, have you ever listened to Andre Nikatina? Every time I scroll through your page and see the “buy a daiquiri” button, I think of ANDRE NIKATINA because he’s got this album that’s titled Daiquiri Factory. That is all – Carry on..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Nah, never heard of him

          • toneDEAF! says:
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            @Grey: west coast rapper. I know how you like yourself some rap. He’s got fun listens. “Killa Whale”

  117. Mike in Busan says:
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    So relievers just go to DC to crap all over themselves? Is it some form of federal mandate that Nationals closers have to suck? Is this because of Trump? Or the Russians? Did Vladimir Putin have someone rub Polonium in Doolittle’s beard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: I just reflexively dropped Doolittle for Madson (thankfully I had Doolittle on my bench); i mean, Dusty has to realize that just about everything rational points to using Madson in the 9th, right? Watch them trade for Brad Hand or someone,

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @Mike in Busan: But then Boris and Natasha would go after him, I suppose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’d think!

  118. 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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    how the F does darvish have a 4 ERA this late in year? his FIP is 3.38 before today so this was just normal regression, but how does a guy that good have a FIP like that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s crazy

      • 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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        @Grey: opps, i meant his FIP was 3.83 before today, so pretty bad.

  119. Mike in Busan says:
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    Neshek to Rockies? The would-be closer market drying up.

  120. Stevie says:
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    ROS- Kemp or Thames?

  121. Every29Years says:
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    My RP situation is a mess. I will save the story of how I got here and just ask the question….

    With only Holland, Melancon and, ahem, Swarzak on staff now. Holds and saves league. H2H. WW candidates Kela, Viz, Maton, A Wilson, Clippard, Jennings, Tazawa.
    Would you drop Swarzak for any of these? Trade deadline has passed btw.

  122. Whirlaway says:
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    Hi Grey, in a 12 team h2h 7×7 with OBP and SLG,

    Pina
    Freeman
    Odor
    Sano
    Didi
    Trout
    Trumbo
    Marte
    Util: Smoak

    Bench: Morrison

    Which, in order, would you do (if any):

    1. Drop Marte for c frazier, bader, hamilton, Souza, Renfroe, Brinson, parra in Coors as my everyday 3rd OF

    2. Drop Morrison and stream pitchers

    3. Drop Morrison for diff bench hitter; Souza, Renfroe, Brinson, parra in Coors, yonder, bader, dejong, hamilton

    Thanks!

  123. Let's Call A Spade A Spade says:
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    Trade Sano for Donaldson. Anything left in the tank for Donaldson this year. He can only go up!

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