You flip through your cassette singles.  You pop in James Ingram’s Just Once cassette single, but decide that’s better to play right after taking the love of your life for an abortion.  You then pop in the In Your Eyes cassette single, but it feels too Say Anything.  You then pop in the Always & Forever single you played on the way to prom, and it…feels right.  You take your boombox and place it on your shoulder, Luther Vandross plays obnoxiously loud if Vandross could ever be obnoxious, but you decide he can’t be.  The song gets to the end and you flip it over to play the Always & Forever house remix.  Yet, this whole time, Matt Harvey‘s Buy Low Window stays shut.  You wonder why it won’t open again, and sigh.  It’s now shut because yesterday Matt Harvey went 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 5.37.  Looks like the slider returned with his velocity.  Last week I said I didn’t think his problems were unfixable, yesterday he showed they weren’t.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David Wright – Sounds like he’s headed to the DL with a neck issue.  Apparently, his neck is having sympathy pains for his back.

Neil Walker – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Without doing any research, doesn’t it feel like middle infielders have more homers than outfielders?

Austin Jackson – Out of the lineup with turf toe.  The good news is for Memorial Day he had kids playing mini putt-putt off his toe.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4.  It honestly seems like he has an 0-for-2 before the game even starts.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  He was just outpitched by Matt Harvey.  If you foresaw me writing that previous sentence more than 24 hours ago, you are strong in the foresight or lying.  My money’s on the fibs.

Byron Buxton – Recalled by the Twins for the DL’d Dannys Antana.  I often wonder if we need a short memory or a long memory for this fantasy baseball thing.  If you have a short memory, you forget Byron Buxton was an absolute disaster in the month of April.  But if you have a long memory, you remember he was dreadful, but also remember he was a top prospect.  But an even longer memory remembers that Wil Myers was once a top prospect.  While a very short memory forgets who the hell we were talking about.  Buxton!  Right!  After being demoted, Buxton hit six homers, stole four bags and hit .333 in about a month.  He’s capable of that at the major league level too.  Will he do it?  I doubt he gets there this year, but is worth a flyer in all leagues for upside.

Phil Hughes – Was moved to the Twins’ bullpen.  Because this is fun, here’s Keith Law in 2007 describing Hughes, “He’s one of the top two pitching prospects in the game.  Hughes’ hitting counterpart on the Yanks’ prospect depth chart is teenaged center fielder Jose Tabata.”  Later in the same article, “(Trading) Randy Johnson didn’t bring as much back, but the Yanks did grab another live arm in Ross Ohlendorf.”  Writing about prospects is about the only business in the world where you can be wrong 95% of the time and appear to know what you’re talking about.  William Goldman’s adage about Hollywood also holds true for baseball prospects, no one knows anything.

Rich Hill – His groin has not ruled him out for his next start.  His groin is also like, “Yo, where’s my hoes at?!”

Kendall Graveman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.09.  In this game, Coco Crisp also homered, his 5th, Crisp was also famous for doing the Bernie Lean, which was limping around like Weekend at Bernie’s, who was dead, and should’ve been in the grave, man, who started this game.  Coincidence?  Are you kidding me?!

Ryan Madson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save as Doolittle set him up.  Hmm, well, I guess Bob Melvin heard wrong or he tried to do a move on his own and Beane shut him down, and demanded he go back to Madson as the closer, because it seemed like Doolittle was the closer this weekend.  Or on Sunday it was just a matter of matchups.  Either way, closer hierarchy is Madson then Doolittle, and I’d own both.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .395.  We’re not defrosting Ted Williams’ head yet, but we are thinking about using the microwave on a low setting.

Bryce Harper – Left after being hit by a pitch on the knee.  He has soreness and you, Harper owners, can come back from the ledge.  He’s going to be fine.

Tanner Roark –  7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.70 vs. Jeremy Hellickson 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  – Fun fact!  A Tanner from hell was also the shorthand people used to describe the vampire movie with George Hamilton.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (3).  Freddy got figured!…into the game.

Yovani Gallardo – Set for a rehab assignment.  I.e., YoGa is stretching out.

Steven Wright – 9 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  I usually point out how many walks a guy threw if it portends trouble or undercuts a good start or overcuts (uppercuts?) a bad start, with Wright, it doesn’t matter.  None of it matters with a knucklerballer.  That’s the blessing and the curse.  He could go out and throw a 3 IP, 7 ER start next time or a complete game shutout and there’s no way of telling from the previous starts.  Owning a knuckler is an act of trust like Stedman had when Oprah went camping with Gayle.

David Ortiz – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .337.  I’m glad Ortiz is retiring because I’m running out of superlatives to say about a 55-year-old guy that’s better than 99% of the league.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .331.  Some day there will be movies, books and TV shows about how JBJ became president of Red Sox Nation with the help of the Mafia, FBI, Cubans, Communists, some random guy with a 16mm camera, the city of Dallas, Joe DiMaggio and aliens.

Marco Hernandez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Hernandez is a utility infielder, who can play all over, so I will call him Marco Polo.

Dexter Fowler – Sat out yesterday with a sore right heel.  The team doctor and him then acted out a never-before-seen Abbott & Costello routine.  “It’ll heal.”  “Heel?”  “Heal.”  “Heel heal?”  “I don’t know.”  “Third base!”

Jason Hammel – Left yesterday’s game with a leg cramp.  Usually happens on the 28th day.  I respect that, crazily.

Collin McHugh – 9 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.82.  It feels like McHugh and Keuchel are challenging each other to see who can get their ERA below four by August.  I’m gonna bet Keuchel, but McHugh’s got a head start of seven-tenths of a run.

George Springer – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .279.  Trout or Springer this year?  Will it be close?  Damn Marc Price!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  That Lamb makes me wanna scream souvlikey!  By the by, if you’re opening a Greek restaurant and want to name it Souvlikey!, it’s fine with me, just please put a picture of me up by the register as you would a picture of Jesus or Nia Vardalos.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  If I had streamed him as the Stream-o-Nator suggested, those five walks would’ve came home to roost.  Screaming a’la George Constanza, roost!

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .323.  I call Hosmer’s year, “What you wish you were getting from Freeman.”

Matt Andriese – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  Okay, okay, but his K/9 is barely above five.  That is the new blech.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 4 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  If this game happened 25 years ago, Verlander would’ve went into the parking lot of Angels Stadium to find Tawny Kitaen draped on his Camaro.  Thank God it isn’t 25 years ago!

Jhoulys Chacin – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  It felt like the Angels game was preceded by 8 hours of the hitters drinking at a Memorial Day BBQ.  “Yo, Miggy, that’s not a keg, that’s Kole Calhoun’s tuckus.”

Josh Tomlin – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.79.  The Regression Fairies are happy for Selina Meyer’s daughter, they debated for three hours if Blake and Gwen should stay together and they will hurt your ratios when you least expect it.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in the past week.  All equations involving his mother’s nipples aside, Napoli is one smoking hot schmotato.

Marlon Byrd – 4-for-4 and his 5th homer, and a triple shy of the cycle.  It was a solo shot.  Or I guess I could say *pinkie to mouth* a Mar-lone shot.  A 4-for-4 goes a long way to a hot schmotato, so might want to cyclops him.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .309.  He was ranked low in the top 100 hitters this week and Prospector Ralph nearly lost it.   If Muppet Babies were all MLB rookies, those would be Prospector Ralph’s legs.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .293.  Somehow, he’s hitting that well, but this was his first three-hit game since April 26th and he has one homer and four steals on the year.  So yawnstipating.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .298.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Derek Holland – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  Holland beat the Indians, because all they kept seeing is New Amsterdam.

Nathan Karns – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Before we wonder if Karns is rolling like Lieutenant Dan, this start came against the Padres.  Now we have to hope his next start works out in Texas for all of us that own him in a weekly league (me!).

Dae-Ho Lee – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  You know that ‘trick’ you do with your dog when you pretend to throw a ball, but instead drop the ball behind you?  If you were to do that to a major league hitter, his face would look like this.  Don’t be sad for Dae-Ho, in that picture, his bottom half is standing inside a giant tomato.  They call him Dae-Homato at home.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .263.  His homers in 2014: 25; homers in 2015:  26; average in 2014:  .268; average last year:  .266.  He’s on pace this year for 25 HRs and .265.  He’s a machine.

Stephen Piscotty – Scratched with food poisoning.  What did he eat?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.69.  Unfortch, he’s not out of the woods yet, and won’t be all year because he ended last year with a shoulder injury.  If you own him, I’d hope for the best but expect the worst like any album from a rapper that was popular in the 90s.

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .257.  I don’t own him, so I had no idea what he was hitting.  He had a .241 average entering play yesterday.  He’s really abandoned average to hit for power, huh?  As Yahoo Answers would tell you, vetard strength is a real thing.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .257.  Guess it’s time for me to pick up Holliday for the 12th time.

Junior Guerra – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (0 walks), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Not to sound all JB’y and give a slow clap to the Brewers, but that isn’t a bad start with zero walks.  Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and I could see streaming him there.

Luis Severino – Was activated from the DL and optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Going from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to the Bronx is like training your soldiers by sending them to the Middle Eastern restaurant in Epcot.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.98.  All the Yankees have to do is get their team to the 6th inning with the lead.  Yet, they cannot do it.

Marco Estrada – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 K, ERA at 2.43.  Estrada pulled all the right strings, reducing the Yankees’ lineup to a Ponch n’ Judy show.

Derek Dietrich – Was cleared of concussion symptoms after a foul ball found his melon Gallagher-style.  Only must’ve been weak baby Gallagher who can’t crush a melon rather than full-grown Gallagher.

Jeff Locke – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.33.  Cool, awesome, fake excitement word, where’s Taillon and when’s he coming up?

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, a grand slam, hitting .315.  I give up.  Hit him wherever you want, Hurdle.  You daft brain fart!

David Freese – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .296.  This doesn’t make it right!

Nick Hundley – Set for rehab games.  In a multiple leagues, after activating guys, I stashed Hundley.  Yes, this says a bit about my catcher shituation, but I could see stashing Hundley because those summer games in Coors are nice for hitters.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and, like, his 12th homer in the past five games.  Siri, remind me to buy CarGo next year mid-May.  “Oh, goodie, this will be like season 2 of The Wire.”  You’re so white, Siri.  “You were the one who said, ‘Damn Marc Price’.'”  Fair enough, Siri.

Daniel Descalso – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs as he played for a resting Arenado.  Holy sit!  Those were supposed to be my Arenado stats.

Tony Cingrani – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Do you see what owning a Reds closer gets you?  Do you?

Adam Duvall – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers.  Owned in how many ESPN leagues?  Go ahead guess.  Nope, lower.  Lower still.  Negative fourteen?  C’mon, that’s not even a real guess.  He’s owned in 23% of leagues.  Um, okay.

Joey Votto – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .213.  He has a lower batting average than every other regular Reds player.  Billy Hamilton (3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th steal) is hitting almost thirty points higher than Votto.  I will now cackle loudly.  I apologize in advance.  HA!

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .223.  Challenging Votto for the lowest common denominator on average like the Are You The One? kids challenging the old schoolers (who are like 25) on MTV’s The Challenge.

Zack Cozart – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .297.  He’s come down a long way since the .350 days of April, but he’s still hitting leadoff and likely better than most scrub MIs in deep leagues.  Okay, not most, but some.

Sergio Romo – Experienced some fatigue and won’t return from the DL until Thursday.  He said there’s no truth to the rumor that he needs to sleep four days in a row and that’s how he grows out his beard.

Matt Duffy – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the wrist.  X-rays came back negative, outlook is positive, and glass is exactly at mid-point mark.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .294.  There was talk yesterday about people dropping Belt.  I don’t agree with it, but I hope they meant the player.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.84 vs. Mike Foltynewicz 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  They needed to hire 5th grade Indian kids to spell the probable starters.

  1. Lines says:
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    Not much to add to a great round-up, but I wanted to share that I somehow flipped Hector Rondon for Corey Kluber in a 12-team keeper. I feel like a kid with a shiny new toy on Christmas morning.

    No, my league isn’t a complete joke; people just have a weird love for closers. But I know better… because SAG-fucking-NOF!

    Thanks for teaching me that, all those years ago, Mister Lothario Guy.

    • Matt says:
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      @Lines: @Lines: Did you just pull this off or did you make the move a few weeks ago while Kluber was rocking a 5-6 ERA?

      Seems intersting that a dude would trade Kluber now for a closer after Kluber pitches 14 1/3 IP giving up only 3 ER with a 15/3 K/BB ratio in his last 2 starts….But hey, guess he figures Kluber actually probably is that 3.78 ERA pitcher he is right njow…

      • Lines says:
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        @Matt: I made it this week. The other manager feels he’s starter rich, and that Kluber fell off a little. I feel like SAGNOF, and Kluber has CY upside. I am a happy guy.

        • Matt says:
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          @Lines: great move. Congrats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines: MLG! No problem, nice trade!

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’m pretty stoked. Rotation is now: Kersh, Klubot, Lester, Ventura, Wisler, the returning E-Rod, and Jameson Taillon (whenever he gets called up).

        Not bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  2. Polanco – baseball’s hottest 8-hole hitter!

    What’s strangest if all is that he was settling into a groove in the 3-spot. Then he was dropped to 7th, now 8th.

    What the actual fock is going on in Pittsburgh?

    Today was a good day for my FA pickups. Lamb, Roark, JBJ, Ozuna all mashing. And my opponent was tired of Harvey ruining his ERA & WHIP so he benched him. OOPS!
    :)

    • @Lucky Dog: technically Roark was not mashing.

      He may have had mashed potatoes tonight, I’m not sure.

      Or am I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Haha, nice…. Yeah, Polanco hitting 8th is a crime

  3. Slimbo says:
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    Polanco is a beauty

    Would you drop valencia or schoop for soler or duvall in a keeper?

    Thanks

    • Matt says:
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      @Slimbo: I’m not cutting either of those 2…

      Schoop is 24 and already has 20+ HR power at 2B. Valencia is old but come one–hitting something like .300/.350/.520 with 25 HR and 84 RBI over his last 470 at bats (139 games) going back to start of last year….you can’t cut that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Schoop for Duvall is shallow and bench bat

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Exactly. Screw you, Jeff Locke! (3.0 IP, 11 Hits, 8 ER @ SD (!!!) when I streamed him earlier this season…)

    Oh, and great recap, Grey!

  5. Wellington Castillo or that rat bastard thats been taking his ABs

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Hey. I asked the same catcher Q yesterday and the answer was Wellington. He’s been cold for a couple weeks but you know if you drop him, he’ll have one those 4-HR weeks and you’ll be hatin’ life (I speak from experience). Good luck!

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Hit this write-up out of the park. ‘Tis better than a Sunday matinée of Naughty America!

    a. Too funny on Hammel’s cramp. He got it on the 31st because he’s l8 this month! I prefer mine regular and every 28 days, thank you very much.

    b. Funny on Samardzija v. Foltynewicz! My ancestors come from that general area of Europe and I still had to cut and paste from your blurb, although in my defense they are both very difficult to spell even for native speakers of Serbo-Croat and Polish (if indeed Folty is ethnically a Pole).

    c. Riddle me this. I started Guerra and Tomlin AND had Neris rostered (thank you for not mentioning his implosion AND subsequent 40+ ERA for the night AND Loss) YET actually gained 1.0. How? There is only one logical answer! Duvall!!!!!! He has single-handedly lifted my team! Well that and some good buys from the good ol’ Buy Column Store!

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 31)

    Horatio: I notice that blood on you.
    Suspect: I just got this, just now, when I fell on Fish.
    Horatio: Right after you shot him?
    Suspect: I didn’t shoot nobody, man.
    Horatio: Take him away, please.
    Suspect: Okay, so I guess you don’t want to hear about what I got on one of your cops. The dope.
    Horatio: Hang on a second.
    Suspect: Oh, no, man, you said to go– I don’t want to obstruct
    Horatio: What are you talking about, Johnny?
    Suspect: Cubano guy Delko. He buys drugs, man. I sell it to him.
    Tripp: That’s a bunch of crap, you’re lying.
    Suspect: If I’m lying, how come I got his phone number?
    Horatio: Check it, Frank. Under “D.”
    Tripp: You got this from the website.
    Suspect: It’s his personal number, dawg.
    Horatio: Let me see that, Frank. Call it.
    (recording): Hey, what’s up, this is Eric, leave a message.
    Horatio: Get him out of here.
    Tripp: What are you gonna do?
    Horatio: I (queue the sunglasses) am going to get to the truth.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A./B. Yup C. Nice! D. Haha

  7. Ben says:
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    Trade Correa for Harvey + Story in H2h points league?

    • Matt says:
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      @Ben: Coors factor is enough in my book….. If Harvey figured it out yesterday, then you win. Worth the risk.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ben: Id want Correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Correa

  8. Shitwolf says:
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    Who would you rather in a h2h for the rest of the season quintana or nola?

    • Matt says:
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      @Shitwolf: Consistency and track record= Quintana

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Shitwolf: Nola for me

  9. Piranhaman says:
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    Nice works Grey :)
    Can I get your advice?
    1) Trumbo for Matz? Who wins ROS?
    2) If I trade Trumbo, which SP could I get? Can I see some examples?

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Grey: oh, thanks Grey :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP, PM

  10. the swinging says:
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    At what point do you cut justin upton in 12 team leagues?

    Obv u cut upton for Duval no?

    • Matt says:
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      @the swinging: You got no one else to cut? You can cut him for Duvall though if you want.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @the swinging: Id keep upton

  11. David says:
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    Shoemaker or Bradley ROS? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @David: You’re funny.

    • Cram It says:
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      @David: Wrong comment. Carry on.

  12. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    20 team with QS and only 1200 innings max roto. drop anybody (straily maybe) for a.wood, i got kennedy/straily/rodon/chen/shoemaker/porcello, and we have room for 5 RP.

    for those who own rodon is this how you do when he does well:
    http://i.imgur.com/1J5hpfK.gif

    but what about you who don’t own rodon, but are playing against him in h2h when he does badly, is this fairly accurate:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IT0dV35kDg4/UtSz__Am29I/AAAAAAAAN2E/Su5NfXXMmYs/s1600/Invasion-of-Astro-Monster-Godzilla-dance.gif

    • knucks says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: Wood’s next start is against the Barves. Based off that, as well as his performance this far. He should NOT be on the wire in a 20 teamer. I’d want him over Straily or Shoemaker.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @knucks: yeah, agreed he should be owned, just dropped recently. the way he’s been going even if he had much worse matchups he should be owned in a league with around 5-7 SP times 20.

  13. Fungazi says:
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    Carpenter such a late boomer!

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @Fungazi: he still takes far too many strikes looking, which badly angers the older STL crowd, who somehow think 9-12 HR’s and .306 average is better. i think it’s from having grown up with stan musial, or maybe it’s the fact that in north STL county (as far as i know) is the only nuclear waste dump (right in suburbia too), owned by the federal government (they put it there), which is very close to an underground trash fire (yes i know it sounds like something simpsons made up). these 2 things could actually meet, fairly soon too. none of the above is made up, at all.

  14. danny almonte says:
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    Swihart or Hundley?

  15. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    umm, hundley has like a 900 or so OPS in his limited at bats this year, so really, all stashing hundley seems to indicate is that you, Grey, probably didn’t (and i’m sure from rankings tend to never not ever) draft posey.

  16. Total Gossagefest says:
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    Eurotrip is arguably Matt Damon’s best work.

    • knucks says:
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      @Total Gossagefest: HAH! Though it wasn’t actually him playing the puppet… his role in Team America could rival his Eurotip appearance.

      Matt Day-monnnnn (stroke face)

  17. Derrick says:
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    Polanco and Jepsen for Salazar and Kenley Jansen.

    Which side?

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Derrick: Call me crazy, but Polanco side for me. I guess it depends on needs, but who doesn’t need what Polanco is doing. Give me the bat!

      • Burt says:
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        @Jason E.: you crazy!

      • knucks says:
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        @Jason E.: Jason might be coming from the same place I am. On my teams, I can use a bat more than an upgrade to my arms. Cross off the closers (though one of them shouldn’t be called a closer). I’d want Polanco. Then, if I’d keep my eye on Abad’s useage in the coming days. League type/size and needs could sway me the other way though.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Derrick: Polanco

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Derrick: Planco side, SAGNOF and pitching is deep. 5 tool hitters are a lot less deep.

  18. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop to activate Eduardo Rodriguez?

    Conley, Karns, Nelson, Liriano, Eovaldi

    I also have Carrasco coming back (hopefully) at the end of the week.

    • Matt says:
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      @Jon: Your answer is obviously Conley or Karns….Conley based on recent results. Both of them basically just streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Matt

  19. rwr1977 says:
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    His Abreu for my Hosmer?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @rwr1977: I’m taking Hosmer at this point

  20. Aledmysee your Polanchole says:
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    6×6 (OPS, QS) Roto

    Ozuna, Duvall, Krush Davis.(Betts, Polanco, Marte, Piscotty other OF. 6 OF spots to start)

    Which one should I trade and what SP should I target?

  21. Spyre says:
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    W hats going on with justin upton? He’s been riding my bench all year! Is he droppable?

    • knucks says:
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      @Spyre: We’ve been discussing him all year. Answer has been hold, he’s a streaky player. Depends on league sizes and what your adding when you drop him. Just tryinta help ya get the response your looking for. Good luck!

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Spyre:

      Upton monthly splits in 2015

      March/April: .842
      May: .964
      June: .608
      July: .552
      August: .923
      September: .757

      He is super streaky, so if you cut him now you’re giving his hot streaks to someone else who picks him up. Of the league is shallow and you’re fighting for a playoff spot, do what you need to do, but I’d bet on him putting up a couple .900+ OPS months this summer.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @FKA Ralph: this year’s probably more compounded from him facing new pitchers as well in AL, but with his big contract i SURE hope it’s not the dreaded “get paid and slag off for a while” bit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: He’ll break out at some point

  22. M8tt says:
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    Last week I did this and it is looking stupid now. Thoughts?

    I got Votto and Liriano
    I gave Cargo and Cueto

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @M8tt: yeah, you aren’t winning on that deal. If you got one more solid player, it would be more balanced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M8tt: Hopefully Votto comes around, can’t judge a trade on one week

  23. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    A Tribe reference, followed by a Family Ties reference, and then a CHiPs reference? This may have been my favorite article yet! Great work!

  24. Johnc says:
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    Fulmer vs Shoemaker….top steamers for Wednesday and they go against each other. Pass on both or do we like one ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Johnc: Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: Whichever one is home is the start

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Gotta like Fulmer’s trend over Shoes track.

        The cobbler has been getting clobbered… Fulmer’s getting more confident in his off speed stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoemaker over Fulmer tonight, easy call

  25. NYPhil21 says:
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    Great job as usual, Grey. Bumgarner, Hammel, Duvall for Keuchel, Brantley, Bauer? H2H points league, dynasty. Bumgarner cannot be kept but everyone else can be. I can stash Brantley on the DL for a waiver bat, but it’s a very deep league. Thanks in advance, greyseph. 0pp

  26. Dudeman says:
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    Always dig the tribe references…classic example of a-a date rape

    Anyway lamb or flyer on buxton for my 12 team h2h obp league?

    Thanks

    • Dudeman says:
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      Also want to add i have rizzo, votto, belt, so its already a struggle getting those corner men in between 1b, 1b/3b, and util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dudeman: Check the rhyme yall…Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dudeman: If you have those corner men, then sure try Buxton

  27. Scott says:
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    Starling Marte for Bryce Harper?

  28. Matt says:
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    Grey, I bought Votto low a while back, and while he’s been marginally better, should I hold or sell him off now hoping that another owner might bite? What sort of production should I expect from him ROS? He was pre-ranked 23 at yahoo, should I just cut my losses and try and get like a top 60-ish guy for him?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Hold, unless deal blows us away

  29. knucks says:
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    Brilliant stuff as always, thanks for all the hard work

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: At first glance on the Hosmer blurb, read that sentence as Frazier (not Freeman). Not until my second cup/third time through the round up did I realize it was Freddie. I drafted and still own Hosmer but traded Frazier away for Franco and other pieces about a month ago. Had some AVG issues on that roto team and Frazier wasn’t gonna help me solve that. I guess what I’m saying is, I’ll continue to tie Hosmer/Frazier together rest of the year.

      I hope that come July, that won’t feel like such a bad trade for you. Obviously we miss the Todd father’s power. But I don’t miss those back to back 0/5 nights from Frazier. Hosmer won’t give me many of those kind of nights and he is on pace right now to hit over 20 for the first time in his career. Steamer has him projected to finish with 24 HR and 93 RBI. For Frazier, steamer says 34 HRs and 96 RBI.

      I wasn’t too upset when Harvey got the best of the Frazier (and everyone else on the pale hose) multiple times yesterday afternoon. LGM!!! CHI-Sox have gone so cold after a decent start. Heard they were scrambling to make an early move for another bat, well before the deadline. But they could end up looking like sellers this weekend, after Matz/Degrom gets through with them!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Thanks! Yeah, Hosmer’s going for 25 HRs this year and a .315 average, he’s the new Votto

  30. Schoolboy P says:
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    Holliday, Duvall, or K Davis? ROS

  31. Lee says:
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    10 teams H2H using OPS instead of BA. Someone dropped Martin. Should I drop Realmuto for him? Use waiver priority or see if he clears if so? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: I’d take Martin, see if he clears

      • Lee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Great Bambino says:
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    My new nickname for Adam Duvall… Dare-Duvall. The Duvall of Red’s kitchen.

    He’s looking like Khris Davis 2.0. But with a higher average. I’ll take it!

    Also, start Jon Gray today at Colorado vs the Reds? The Reds mashed yesterday and it’s Coors..

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Great Bambino: Yea Duvall has been a beast. Enjoy him at Coors this week.

      On a separate note (regarding nicknames), I’ll clamor for a Polanco nickname until we get a good one.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Thats what she said!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why did she say that?

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Grey: Cause Gray gets too touchy-feely when he’s alone with her

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw geez, she’s spreading rumors

  33. Jedimasters says:
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    Just enjoying my morning coffee at work reading your articles Grey. Cheers. I have the fortunes of having top 10 OFs in my 10 team points league. Been starting Betts, Springer and Marte. A month ago Polanco was dropped so I stashed him. Should I swap out Polanco for Marte in my LF spot moving forward?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jedimasters: Better yet… consider a trade for an upgrade elsewhere? Otherwise you’ll have a ridiculous amt of value sitting on your bench, barring any unfortunate health issues to any of these 4 guys. Its mentioned alot around here, but bench bats are so overrated. Espeically if this is h2h. Good luck. Not that a jedi master should need it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jedimasters: Thanks! Start Polanco, agree with knucks too, trade

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:
        To go off the coatails of the OP I have Springer/Marte/C.Davis/Polanco/Ozuna/K.Davis/Pederson on my 10 teamer as well…OBP league. If dealing Marte are we looking for a Salazar type pitcher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want more

  34. Brian says:
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    Drop Lucas Duda for Zach Wheeler? I could slide Brandon Belt to 1B and also own Matt Adams. I could also drop Matt Adams and pick up Zach Wheeler. Grab Wheeler or hold? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brian: Drop Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Agree with Cram

      • Brian says:
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        Thank you both so much! Done and done.

  35. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Taillon or Velasquez?

  36. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    From ESPN:

    “[Johnny] Peralta cut his thumb while opening a box Saturday and will have his timetable pushed back as a result, ESPN reports.”

    and I thought chastity belts were a thing of the past…

    *ba dum bump – tss*

  37. jojo says:
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    Starting any of them today?

    Shields @ SEA
    Gausman v BOS
    Ed Rodriguez @ BAL

    thanks!!

  38. knucks says:
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    Yahoo’s main page article this morning was about Belt not being productive yet. Hopefully this doesn’t mean more Belt questions. Thought, as we learned in the past, this kinda ju-ju could be a sign of good things to come. Yes, there is a yawnstipation factor with the “baby giraffe”. But when I sold Stroman FOR Belt two weeks ago, I was more than pleased with my yawnstipating return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Didn’t he homer yesterday? Someone must’ve wrote that over the weekend

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea they must have wrote it on Saturday (before the drunken Yahoo picnic!)

        Still not much mention of how that waiver thing was an issue for anyone. Thought there would be more discussion about it. Yea it was a holiday weekend and I guess I fantasy too hard… but this should have been more of a damn outrage in my eyes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Phil mentioned it below screwing him out of Harvey’s start yesterday

  39. CMUTimmah says:
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    Verlander looks so much better of late. Even last night… he only allowed one baserunner until the 8th… when he was once again left out too long. This isn’t 2012 JV, he needs to come out of the game when he gets to 110-115 pitches. If he gets through 7 innings, then that’s pretty damn good.

    I’ve had some champions recently that I’d like to recognize:

    Archibald Bradley and James Nelson – Thank you for being more than serviceable on Sunday in my time of need (down 40 in points league with the opponent having Kershaw… hail mary pickups).

    David Roberts – For pulled the best pitcher on the planet for some cat named Liberatore who Liberatore-ated that win (and 5 points) from Kershaw and allowed me to win that matchup by 2 points.

    Matt Harvey – For sucking enough to actually get dropped in a league (shallow rosters), and recovering immediately after I pick him up (to replace Archibald Bradley).

    Water Meter Reader – Too scared to go into my back yard because of the beware of dog sign, you misread our meter and created a $2000 water bill for me (it’s usually $80).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: I don’t disagree, Verlander looked great thru 7…. $2000 water bill?! Wow, what did they think, you were running a water park? You’d think they’d realize that was wrong immediately

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I was so angry when I called, when the lady pulled my account up she said “oh, I know why you’re calling…” and asked me to get the reading for her and she fixed it then and there… $65. I asked her if I could throw in some money to get the meter reader lasik or something, she said “have a great day”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  40. Doughboy says:
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    Would you trade Duvall for Harvey? 14tm H2H Would still have Betts Braun Polanco Ozuna Pederson J.Up OF

    • Cram It says:
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      @Doughboy: Harvey, no-brainer given your OF.

  41. BillyBoy says:
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    Matt Duffy… hold or drop?

    • Cram It says:
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      @BillyBoy: Depends who you’re dropping him for…

    • The Harrow says:
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      @BillyBoy: i just love these. imagine these players are like a certain amount of money, and your hand can only fit so much and find so much at the same time, people need more info than “i’ve got $4 bucks keep it or not?” if there’s only $1 on the ground and picking it up causes you to drop the $4, then no.

  42. J-Mo says:
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    Belt or Napoli rest of season?

    • knucks says:
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      @J-Mo: Belt

      Just an FYI, you may know all this already. Grey had Belt at #60ish preseason in the overall rankings. For Napoli (yea he warmed up this past week) but he was was down near the 290’s or so. Not really sure, but I know he wasn’t on the radar much. He is likely a drag on the average, with limited upside. I urge you to wait on moving on from Belt.

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-Mo: Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Mo: Agree w/ others

  43. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Maybin or Buxton?

  44. Ben says:
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    So I just picked up hundley. I have D’arnaud on the DL and my current starting catchers are yadier molina and JT Realmuto. I desperately need steals doing well otherwise offensively (pitching is dreadful).

    So pick 2 of the 4 (when all are healthy)

    D’arnaud, Hundley, Realmuto, Molina

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Hundley, Travis

  45. Ben says:
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    Start or sit?

    Gausman vs Boston
    Smyly @KC
    McCullers @arizona

    • knucks says:
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      @Ben: I’d prob sit Gausman and start the others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Start McCullers, Gausman

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks @grey and @knucks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Ben

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            I don’t see why you would start Gausman against the Red Sox? They have the highest Avg, Slg, and Ops against RHP. Seems dangerous to me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then sit him

              • JJ says:
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                @Grey:
                Ha.Fair enough. Im not trying to be a dick. Just curious WHY you would start him. I have Gausman. Trying to justify starting him.

  46. Mad about Bum says:
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    My Matz, Buxton, and Soler for Scherzer and Cruz in a 10 team keeper league. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mad about Bum: Matz side. Not even close in a keeper.

      • Mad about Bum says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks for the reply! Interesting that you say it’s not even close, because I was leaning toward accepting.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mad about Bum: There might be other things to consider, like how many keepers, or if you’re in contention this year, but in a vacuum, you’re giving up three potential very good players for years to come for two guys trending on the downside of their careers.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Really? In a keeper?

        • Mad about Bum says:
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          @Cram It: It’s an 10 team, 8 keeper, and I’m competing this year, if that helps clarify.

          Thanks Grey!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: @Mad about Bum: 10 Teamer, true. I don’t even like Buxton, but he’s at that level of hype and publicity that he’s gotta be a star, which means he probably won’t.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Mad about Bum: You’re competing, hold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cram It: It’s ten team, guys like Matz will be available next year in the draft

  47. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Would you consider trading my Todd Frazier for his Danny Salazar?

    I need the pitching and Kyle Seager is on the wire to take his spot in my lineup.

    • knucks says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: Hell yea, I’d make a swap for Salazar (+Seager) if needed pitching. Maybe grab Seager first, just to make sure? Also wait for Grey of course.

  48. Wudaben says:
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    Would you give Salazar, Story & Wright to get Jose Fernandez & Corey Seager? H2H Points league.

  49. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I rock the hell, out of those green striped socks. http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Nanny

    BTW thanks for not streaming Kennedy, helping my squad bit by bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: This won’t last for more than a few days, but since I got Darvish back I’m not streaming anymore… I’ve had too many terrible results

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: In the last week I’ve streamed Odorizzi’s last two starts, Kennedy, and Matt Boyd (7 k’s). No ones blown up yet.

        I’m rolling Happ today, thought about Gray at home vs. the Reds, and Corbin, but decided against it. Both of those scare me too much. Regardless of the SoN not hating either start (both about $6 value).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happ’s a solid stream today, I considered it, and if I were still streaming (like I’m done forever), I would do it, I am hoping this confirmation that I like Happ today jinxes him

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Totally, I’m getting roofied for certain now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’ll happen eventually, the Nicarguans come for your vitals organs eventually

  50. Steve says:
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    Better stash Severino or Berrios?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Steve: Berrios, but it’s close. I only say Berrios because he’s got a larger pedigree from a prospect perspective.

      Severino might have the edge in K potential, but Berrios eventually will be a decent ratios guy.

    • knucks says:
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      @Steve: For this year only? I assume so. If you owned Berrios for his first taste a few weeks ago, you likely wouldn’t want anything to do with that unless Keeper/Dynasty implications. I won’t touch him if he gets called back up in August or so in my redraft/roto. No way, Jose.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Assume *not* is what I meant, my b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Severino, likely inconsequential

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Steve: Severino. Stay off midget pitchers

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Moscowitz: if you promise to stop using batter vs pitcher we’ll stop mentioning pitchers under 5-11 as a positivism

  51. Bostero111 says:
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    Morning Grey.

    12 team H2H redraft. Start Ed-Rod today @ BAL?

  52. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Hope the long weekend was good.

    So I traded for Harvey last Friday night. I’m a genius!

    Yahoo had some problem where transactions got held up a day and the trade didn’t process in time for Monday’s start. Just the way the season is going….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Damn, that sucks… I heard about people being screwed up by that Yahoo snafu, but if that league was for money and that one start made a difference, I’d cause holy hell

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: YES Phil!! I just posted higher up on the page about this again (saw your recent response up there, Grey).

        I’ll be ready to paint over my Polanco picketing signs, which I’ll be bringing to PIT to use to curse out Hurdle and his lineup management. We can easily reuse those for Yahoo’s 2017 Memorial day picnic. There was some pretty p/o people on twitter yelling about this snafu as it was happening. But just the usual “we’re sorry” response… I get it, not much the yahoos over there can really do at this point. They have a Wal-Mart like strangle on the fantasy thing. Just don’t let that shizz happen again dammit!

        Thanks for providing me a platform to yell about this Grey. My girl didn’t seem to think her family picnic was the time or place for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, no problem, it is total BS

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It is my most expensive league. My main. So yes I am not happy. Really could use a win maybe i’ll get lucky.

        P.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Effin ridiculous

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Sure is. On the bright side of this so far disappointing season is that giving up Vizcaino for Harvey straight looks like I should be arrested on felony theft charges right now. I still got it, G.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, that’s a trade that the other person is gonna look back on and say, “Now, I know why you wanted your mom in the league, you picked on me, Philly.”

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: it’s yahoo, what you gonna do, their shit is more “it’s chinatown” than any part of shanghai ever was or will be.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  53. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    Someone just dropped David Peralta in my 6×6 OPS league. Would you use a 3rd slot waiver claim and drop billy Hamilton to pick him up?

  54. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My starting OF in my keeper/dynasty has gone from Cain, Pollock, Carlos Gomez, and DeShizz to Cain, Guyer, Saunders, and Coco. Good times. I’m not in first, in case anyone was wondering.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: My commenter name is my reservation name.

        Do I need to stop reading ledes? Am I going to fall into any Bloodline spoilers? Only made it 2 episodes in over the weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I don’t believe in spoilers unless something is over five years old… Im only through about 4 episodes… Each episode feels like it’s two episodes though

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Oh good stuff, thanks.

  55. Coors Canaveral says:
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    I’d appreciate any feedback on a trade I made over the weekend. 6X6 Roto with keepers. I gave up Trout (breaks my heart), Tulo (doesn’t break my heart) and Rodon for Cespedes, Aledmys, JBJ and deGrom. My AVG and OPS were killing me. Will regret not having Trout next year but good move for now, right?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Coors Canaveral: I wouldn’t have made that trade.

      • Coors Canaveral says:
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        Thanks Grey and Cram it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP, CC

  56. Spring Blake says:
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    Since Carmart had a decent start, what are some good pitchers to target with him?

    NL only would love to shove the risk to someone elses team.

    Thanks for the writeups as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spring Blake: Trading SP for SP isn’t ideal… Maybe deGrom low? Combo platter of Wood and Maeda? Shields and a closer?

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Grey: Makes sense, thanks for the suggestions, who would you target for hitters?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          #2 OF? Votto low? Duvall high?

          • Spring Blake says:
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            @Grey: word, you’re the man grey, thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  57. Gummy says:
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    Good write-up, as per the usual. Unfortunately, it puts a damper on my Steven Wright excitement.
    Anyway, category-needs aside, how would you rank these guys ROS?: Odubel/OZUNA, Villar/Seager, Rendon/Starlin.

    It’s just so hard to keep faith in Rendon, even if he is mildly heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gummy: Thanks! Ozuna, COREY Seager, Castro

  58. omar says:
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    Which 2 of the 3 below to stash for 2016 impact? 9-team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto.

    Snell
    AJ Reed
    Bregman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Not Bregman, but I’d ask Ralph

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Agree w/ Grey

  59. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 teamer, h2h, 35 moves left for ROS

    I have no bench bat and would like to add Buxton. I would be dropping Utley. Save the move or go for Buxton? Utley has been pretty productive so far. To me though, its more about the move that i have to spend to get Buxton. It has to be worth it.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz: I’d save the move for a few days

  60. John says:
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    When he gets back, Martin over Maybin right?

    Also, need CI if the mighty Twins are gonna bench Park for Mauer as they build toward the future LOL. Miserable franchise. Freese, Cron, Moreland, Smoak the best of a sorry lot so would rather gamble on someone you see on the horizon that will be an everyday player that contributes! Any up and comers worth it or hold on Park? Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Yes, martin…. Agreed they are awful…. Freese while hitting and batting third

  61. Steve says:
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    Trayce Thompson or Carlos Gomez? ROS

  62. 9 Men on grass says:
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    10team points league 6SP max. I have to stream a SP spot to be competative. Who is the drop? Rodon, Darvish, McCullers, Harvey, Kluber or Stroman. Thinking Stroman or Rodon. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  63. WM says:
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    Keeper league

    Adam Duvall or Adam Jones

    any reason to think A Jones is no longer a top 65 player? Seems as if the speed is gone for Jones so they seem very similar fantasy wise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones is not a top 65 player anymore… Duvall is likely better than Jones this year

      • WM says:
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        @Grey:

        why did you curse Jones? was it personal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We had good times in the past, but those are gone now

  64. Will says:
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    should I take a gamble on Buxton and drop Schoop or not? He would be one of my bench bats and rotate into one of my UTIL spots.

    12 team head to head keeper league. My other 2B are Segura, Rendon, and Pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  65. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Descalso is a regulate Denver Donglette –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rides the Silver Bullet

  66. Hitaskid says:
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    Arenado/Gerrit cole/ Colby rasmus for Kyle Seager, ozuna, gausman, liriano.

    Arenado side right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  67. William Hung says:
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    Any speculative ideas on when Trea Turner makes it to the show?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June 15th

  68. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Kemp, Peralta or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  69. Hitaskid says:
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    Lemahieu or school at 2b ros?

    Give up taillion, dee Gordon, gausman for cespedes and lemahieu in a keep
    Forever league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop…. Sure

  70. ashtray says:
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    How deep a league are you keeping Park? Showed promise early on but it looks like he has yet to adjust to the adjustments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15 team mixed or deeper

  71. Will says:
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    Segura for DeGrom which side?

    I might even throw in Alex Wood if I need to since I have Carrasco coming off the DL soon and I will need to roster spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  72. ashtray says:
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    Have Eduardo Rodriguez coming off DL. Drop him, Liriano, Roark, or Taijuan Walker?

    12 team league includes QS and L

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See what Ed-Rod does tonight

  73. Cram It says:
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    Did you see Mazara’s 491 ft HR? Longest of the year…off of a lefty…and damn did it look effortless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw it, he’s gonna be a great one

  74. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank for DH spot:
    K Davis, Santana, Beltran
    Standard roto
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  75. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    What do you reasonably expect from Pomeranz going forward, top 30 SP? I have added him as my 6th starter on a roto team that is only being hampered by poor pitching.

    Do you like his fit with this rotation: Strasburg, Salazar, Liriano, McCullers, Rodon, Pomeranz?

    Thanks, homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 30 at home, top 50 on road

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. He was cut after his last start and I was able to add him for an extra RP who was not producing particularly strong ratios or holds/saves. I thought it was a decent trade off since I’m a bit behind pace on games started.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. John Coctostan says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff as usual! Regarding Abreu, he’s been super frustrating to watch this year. Seems like a lot of weak hits. Do you think he’ll get his power going ROS?

    Also, what is a fair pitcher value in a trade of Trevor Story? Is the Emoticon (Smyly) enough? Matz too much?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so on Abreu, have no faith…. Kluber? deGrom?

  77. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    which bat goes to the bench today?
    J.Bautista vs NYY(Sabathia)
    N.Mazara @ CLE(Kluber)
    C.Santana vs TEX(C.Lewis)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos

  78. nick the dick says:
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    Luther version? Pfft…Heatwave, my man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t ever pfft Luther Vandross

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: This happens to be one of the extreme circumstances where I must. I must pfft. Might even have to meh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have to pfft Luther? Wow, why you hatin’

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: No love for the original? What can I say about Luther’s remake that hasn’t already been said about Afghanistan…and the playa got dolphin teeth. Hate hate hate!

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @nick the dick: I heard his girl wears underwear with dick holes in’ em.

              BTW Nick, Rae and Ghost are coming to the Palladium in Worcester in August. Doing the Only Built for Cuban Linx tribute. Let me know if you want to go.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: That’s dope, i’d be down. What’s the date?

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @nick the dick: August 12th which is a Friday.

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: Alright, let’s connect, politic-ditto!

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @nick the dick: We shall trade places and get lifted in the staircases…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That better have been a Dolph Lungren typo

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: You pfft thin Luther, but never fat Luther.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Fat one versus the skinny Luther, that’s like an aircraft carrier going to war with a mini cooper

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never fat Luther!

  79. M.s. says:
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    Pederson or duvall? 8 team h to h keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

      • M.s. says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

  80. Jaone says:
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    Dellin Betances for Villar who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar, SAGNOF

  81. GoJays says:
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    Follow up to yesterday where I was hoping to get Kang for Ozuna (Moustakas went down as my 2nd 3B, replaced by Prado). He won’t do that, so now I need to consider whether I’m under-selling Ozuna if I can get either Longoria or Drury for him. The added benefit of Drury is that he has extra flexibility as a rookie hitter (which we require one to start, currently mine is Trayce Thompson), but he seems to be slowing down.

    So do you like both? Neither? Which more? Trading Ozuna leaves me a little thin in OF, but starting Prado is not good. Looking for the lesser of two evils.

  82. Milarky says:
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    Who do you prefer this year and/or as a keeper, Polanco or Springer – and is it close? I.e. what rounds do you see them drafted in respectively next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, close

    • Roger the Alien says:
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      @Milarky: glad you asked. I’m already dreading the tough decision for my third spot in my keep 3 forever league where I own Harper, Machado, Springer, and Polanco.

  83. knucks says:
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    12 team roto

    The HT is feeding me reason to consider starting Belt (@ATL vs. Wisler) over Polanco (@MIA vs. J-Fer) tonight. Is this as silly as it feels? Does our love for Polanco and his hot bat have any boundaries at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound that silly, Jo-Fer is a beast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With that said, I don’t bench my studs

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea I’m sure that if I bench him, he drops dong on Phelps/Ramos or some other Marlins RP in the 8th/9th. Will make a decision right before game time. Just wanted to hear someone else thinks its not completely insane.

        Will mention again the need for a Polanco nickname. He has been so good to us Grey. And if readers are as attentive as I’d like to think… he should be on ALL of our rosters right now. The ‘El Cafe’ one that this yins in PIT use is prob the worst nickname I’ve ever heard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah El Cafe is awful

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Gotta correct myself, its “El Coffee” (which makes even less sense to me). I read about his coach calling him that in the DR. Whatever the reason, its def dumb. Can’t help but think of Todd Coffee sprinting out of the pen whenever I hear the Bucs announcers yell about him. Will try to brainstorm a better nick’ for him and pitch it at a later time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s an awful nickname… Soy Battachino would be better

        • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          @knucks: guy was drafted at 102 ADP, unless you are in shitty league i’m sure the guy who drafted him still owns him in nearly every league.

  84. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank for util spot in h2h pts:
    Piscotty
    Valencia
    Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank

  85. Nightpandasd says:
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    Obp Partial keeper league trade :

    Give Pujols, Scherzer, Blackmon, Cruz

    Get Goldy, Sabbathia, Gardner, Kemp

    Might try for a better pitcher than CC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  86. Andy says:
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    Carrasco is coming off the DL soon and have to drop or trade.

    Key positions of interest:
    SPs: Carrasco, Salazar, Nola, McCullers, Stroman, Pomeranz, Taillon, Glasnow (NA spot)

    OFs: Cruz, Marte, Mazara, Gattis (waiting for Catcher eligibility and have B. McCann), Zobrist (2B/OF), Valencia (3B/OF)
    2Bs: Zobrist, Diaz
    3B: Villar, Valencia
    SS: Correa, Villar, Diaz

    I’m considering dropping Pomeranz to get Duvall and then dropping Valencia or Diaz depending on how the week goes to bring up Carrasco.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  87. Jerry says:
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    Grey, pick two from following: Chen, Taijuan, Odorizzi, and Wood. Thanks!

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Jerry: taijuan and odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tijuana, Odor

  88. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Gattis getting C start today @Chase vs lefty Corbin… yummmm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  89. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Love me some Conforto but hate that the Mets just sat him two games in a row. Do you think he’ll keep losing the at-bats all year or maybe he picks it up against lefties? Can’t help but start to look at guys like Holliday, Gattis, or Saunders for a replacement at UTIL in my 12T H2H. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d use Conforto then try to platoon him out when he’s benched

  90. Nightpandas says:
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    How about Goldy Kemp for Pujols Scherzer Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, why are you trying to get rid of Goldy?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: trying to get Goldy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, it’s fair, you’re paying

  91. Sodo Mojo says:
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    Great work Grey! The Gallagher reference had me laughing and cringing at the same time, which is part of what I love about this site.

    I’m in a H2h points league and my OF consists of Bautista, JD Mart, and Ozuna with parra and Duvall on my bench.
    Pitchers:
    C Martinez
    D Salazar
    M stroman
    J Quintana
    A Nola
    E Volquez

    Was offered my Volquez and Ozuna for his Hamels. Should I cash in on Ozuna’s .390 Babip or remember that Hamels starts half his games in the Arlington heat this summer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It’s fair you need Hamels more than Ozuna

  92. Skeezix says:
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    Grey, are you ever concerned about having too many pitchers from one team? I already have Kluber and Salazar, and I may have a chance to get my hands on Carrasco. I’m trying to decide how aggressively to pursue.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Skeezix: I wouldn’t be concerned. I’d take the Mets whole staff also.

    • knucks says:
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      @Skeezix: Never a concern for me. Def not in baseball. Especially not with the caliber of pitchers your talking about.

      This makes more sense for football where players rely more on the ability of teammates to post decent stats. So if the Dallas Cowgirls get shut out one Sunday, you lose your matchup if you start the QB/RB. For SP in baseball… pitchers that happen to start on the same team is a completely different thing. I guess maybe if we were talking three Barves SPs and your league is skewed towards Wins mattering more than another league, maybe you could make a case. Though I’d likely still disagree.

      All in all, get all three of those arms and be psyched out of your mind. That’s I guess what I’m trying to get at.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Skeezix: what possible reason would you worry about that, unless they play for a team that’s bad for pitching, like COL.

  93. The Great Knoche says:
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    Catchers are boring, but Gattis is behind the dish again today for the 3rd straight McCullers outing, and 4th time overall.

    Depending on your roster rules, he’s about to become a Top 5 catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  94. Javier says:
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    Don’t know where else to post this sorry:

    14 team roto
    7×7

    Lackey
    Eickhoff
    Socrates Brito
    .
    Manaea
    Sean Holcomb
    Ryan McMahon

    Lackey would join my ‘top’ SPs Hamels Quintana and Pom. I’m in first and have been since Opening Day. I’m top 4 in each P cat and I think this move helps me at least maintain or improve my place in P cats.
    Am I giving up too much of my ‘future’ even if I feel like I have a realistically good shot at winning it this year?

    Thank you in advance for any insight and I’m sorry to post this here idk where else to ask.

    Gracias!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lackey

      • Javier says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey,

        Thanks for replying man. Love your work! Keep it coming!

        Javier

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey

    a guy is offering me miggy and thor but wants machado and bum to make it happen. I am thinking i should pass. do you agree?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Its Fair-ish I guess… but what’s the angle here? Do you need a 1B instead of a 3B/SS? Or are you just obsessive over big name trades for the hell of it?

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: It’s Scotty K. He has to ask about every trade that’s offered to him.

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Cram It i just dont want to be taken thats all.

        • knucks says:
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          @Cram It: Hahaha yea exactly. Most times I think he is offering them… which makes even less sense. Either way, don’t think we can’t spot those Kimmel Q’s under a false alias. I generally choose to steer clear and will do so moving forth. Nothing against you Scott, wish you the best of luck with your 6 team fantasy leagues.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            First of all it’s a 12 team league. Secondly Dont worry Knucks I was not aware I was dealing with a bunch of jerkoffs. When deals look even they usually aren’t so I all i do is ask for advice just to check that my thinking is correct. But whatever guys. i’ll be deleting the account soon that way I wont have deal with @ssholes like cram.

            • knucks says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Scott. I understand that sarcasm over the internet does not come across well. I am not aiming to bully. We just want you to learn how to fish for yourself brutha!

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                knucks i get that but cram doesnt need to be a complete d-bag

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                plus i have bum and max and degrom as my aces. After that it goes downhill Cueto, Verlander, Hill, Velasquez, Quintana, Gausman. Have Snell, and Glasnow in my minors. So you can see why im looking for pitching and 1B

                • knucks says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Cram’s a good guy at heart. But he’s gonna bring the “jest” to the table, as that’s what makes Razz better than everywhere else. Just a tip, read the articles and look for your answers there. Use CTRL F (“player’s last name”) to decide if answers were already provided.

                  All of those pitchers in a 12 team league are not as bad as your making it seem. I’d hold. Look for cheaper 1B than what your talking about it takes to get Miggy. If you have been listening to Grey and everyone else here, you likely could have Duvall @ Coors for this week. Pitch some of the 1B that are on the wire before you go trading Machado away.

                  • knucks says:
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                    @knucks: Forgot you mentioned you had Pujols/Votto already. Ride that out. No need to make big name moves like what your talking about. You can trade some of your big bench bats if you need to, for reasons I mentioned earlier. But with all these names your saying you drafted, you should be winning this league already….

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      knucks thanks

        • Snyders of hanover says:
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          @Cram It:

          Cram

          These are not offer to him, these are offers he is thinking about sending out to others.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        knucks I have Donaldson Correa and Machado to play 3B/SS and I have Pujols, Votto at first

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Than leave the pitchers out of it, why complicate the deal? There’s no reason to leave fantasy value hanging out on your bench, waiting for an injury or a random Monday/Thurs start… But I think you have asked about these players the past week or so? Make a deal or don’t. That’s all we’re sayin.

  96. knucks says:
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    Anyone else streaming this Iwakuma start in a couple hours? Did not enjoy what those fierce Padre bats (kidding obviously) were able to do with Rubbie Ray over the weekend.

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: I am. But that’s my RCL where I own one starter.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: I like our chances at a Hishashi victory today… jeeeez.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: Go Go Hishashi! He CAN’T screw this one up!

  97. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Maybin or Duvall?

  98. simonspecial says:
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    How do you feel about the RoS Player Rater prediction for Jake Lamb at this point? Todd Frazier is my starter, but I’m looking at trades and trying to determine how much of Todd (%Todd?) I could expect him to produce for the rest of the year… Player Rater doesn’t seem to like Lamb very much at all ($0.4 in 6×6 OPS vs $21.9 for Frazier).

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d put Lamb around $8

    • knucks says:
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      @simonspecial: Frazier for Pop but low Average. We like Frazier, especially if you can sustain that low average. I traded him two weeks ago for Franco and some other smaller parts because I had an issue with my AVG in 12 team roto. Maybe float him and see if someone wants the power? Maybe you can get a decent 3B back and satisfy some other needs? Up to you and your roster.

      Lamb isn’t gonna play against Lefties, so that’s the prob with his value. You’d likely have to waste another roster spot on a fringey bat to consider using him for 3B starts in a 12 team league or so moving forward. Best of luck Simon!

  99. nick the dick says:
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    Louie CK at the casino the other night, man, he’s just the funniest guy out there still. Such good new material. You ever get around to watching Louie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah haven’t had a chance but maybe I’ll watch now since I have to wait for cougs and she’s seen it already

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Do it, G. Take back our freeom and right to proceed with a show unhinged from the threat of narcolepsy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… MasterChef does return though… And The Americans tomorrow!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @nick the dick: Last week I was re-telling his “minor” vs. “miner” on the ferris wheel joke.

  100. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    C-Gattis (soon to be/rockin’ no catcher currently)
    1-Rizzo
    2- Pedroia
    SS- Corey Seager
    3-Machado
    OF-Braun, Marte, Desmond
    Util- Pujols, Val
    Bench- Devon Travis

    SP-Thor, Yu, Salazar, Hammel, Shark, Matz
    RP- Casilla, K-Rod, Gomez, Dyson, and Neris
    NA-Taillon
    DL- Ryu

    I know I asked Matz for Stanton already and you said Stanton side. Based on team above def. deal Matz for Stanton right? I need Stanton’s bombs, dude is just so fragile!

    thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        So for some reason he came back with his Stanton and Altuve for my Matz and Marte. That is a def. yes right!?

        thanks again man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  101. Rich says:
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    Corbin V Houston or Gausman V Boston today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  102. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Heading to Kansas City on Thursday, ever been? Any recommendations for places to eat/record stores fellow Razzers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never been but would love to go! Thanks! What should I bring?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Its for the Society for Industrial Archaeology meeting – so I guess a boner for steam engines? I’ll be talking about environmental impacts from mining. Bummed that the Royals will be on an away stretch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm I’m gonna take pass there for now… Maybe I’ll see you at the next dig!

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I have lived in the KC area for a while. There are a ton of great places to stay and eat! Anywhere near the “plaza” downtown would be a good area. It has a bunch of upscale restaurants and bars in the shopping area. Or you could stay on the other side of town near the power and light district. Again, lots of bars and food within easy walking distance. If you are looking for BBQ the best places in town, in my opinion, are either Jack Stack or Joe’s Kansas City. Another good one is Gates BBQ if you like a no frills shack type joint. If you are just looking for a good place to bar hop local places check out “Westport.”

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Pager24: Hey – thanks man!

  103. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    was thinking of streaming a 1B bat for a bit until freeman picks it up or the replacement starts to suck. Is Trayce Thompson worth dropping for any of these guys or hold?
    Joe Mauer
    Logan Morrison
    Luis Valbuena
    Or stash AJ Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mauer

  104. ScreechOwl says:
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    No time for a poem today
    I only have time to say
    I have a dilemma
    As there has just been a
    Thing leaving my in disarray
    That fight in the game with Toronto
    Rougned trying hard to look macho
    Put him in suspension
    As later was mentioned:
    “Seven days!” said the sport’s new head honcho
    I don’t want to be thought a dope
    And it’s fine if the answer is “Nope!”
    His owner since dropped him
    Now I have the option
    Should I pick him up or start Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice…I’d want Odor

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Grey:

        Gracias, Senor Lothario
        I jumped on that deal like I’m Mario
        This place is awesome still
        And Rougned Odor will
        Be on my team this time tomorr-iow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  105. john says:
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    Grey,
    10-m H2H Keeper (keep 12)
    Someone dropped Vince Velasquez and I’ve been hurting for pitching (see below only options on the wire). I have way too many outfield (, so who would you drop for vince? I assume Vince is better than the waiver guys available ?
    My outfield: Blackmon, McCutch, Trumbo, Braun, HanRam (BN), a. Eaton (BN), H. Pence( BN)
    Waiver Wire: Colome, Tomlin, Kazmir, Leake, Chatwood, Karns, Sabathia, Hellickson, Fister
    thanks in Advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Eaton

  106. Jim says:
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    Would you start Mike leak in Milwaukee tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am in NL Only

  107. dom says:
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    hey good stuff. for tonight, play the hot Villar (.440/.559/.640, 4 sb past week) vs Leake or Story vs Moscot? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. I have only 6 probable starts this week while my opponent has 11. who do you like tomorrow? (1o team league)

        Albert Suarez @ATL, Manaea vs MIN, Bauer vs TEX, Niese @MIA, Conley vs PIT, Fiers vs ARI, Ray @HOU

        are there 1 or 2 of them you’d be willing to start?

        for the rest of the week do you like Ventura @CLE, [email protected], Miley @SD, Matt Moore @MIN?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None…Conley….Miley, away starts aren’t great for streamers

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Manaea is a streamer there too

            • dom says:
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              @Grey: Suarez against punchless Atlanta interesting? idk anything about him is the thought he may not go deep in the game?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I wouldn’t own him

  108. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP. Gattis or Beef?

    Beef has been losing ABs to Hermann recently, which is the only reason I’m considering making the swap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  109. Rich says:
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    Thoughts on dealing Arrieta for deGrom and Lorenzo Cain?
    Points league with 6 keepers a year. Weekly lock.

    OF spot open for Cain as Conforto and Pederson leave me wanting more when lefties take the mound.

    Help! Thank you for all your shizzzz!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, but it’s fair

  110. ryanoger says:
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    Please rank:

    Maeda, Shields, Wacha, Eovaldi, and Jimmy Nelson

    thanks g!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, Shields, Nelson

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Forgot to mention it, but the Oaktown’s 3-5-7 reference in the Gio blurb yesterday was wonderful. Not as wonderful as a L’Trimm (aka Tigra and Bunny) reference, but still pretty damn wonderful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Did a car with the boom drive by and I missed it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m rolling around in Cougs’ mother ‘Cedes right now….Like a baller!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Dayum son, got them rubberneckin hoes lookin like a Missy Elliot video

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wanna pick up hoes and drive them through the car wash, why do I have this urge?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Oh we all have that urge, fueled by every movie with a soapy cheerleader fundraiser. Drive thru that joint top down screaming out money ain’t a thang!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  112. Nightpandas says:
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    Last Goldy question Grey!

    Trying to land him, this is the best counter I got

    Give Pujols, Scherzer, Cruz, Blackmon

    Get Goldy, Kemp, ellsbury (only need 3 as I need to take Box off the DL)

    15 team Keep 11 league: my current roster is

    Molina
    1 Rizzo
    2 Walker
    3 Valencia
    Ss Villarreal
    Lf Braun
    Cf Blackmon
    Rf Mazara
    U Cruz
    Bn Pujols, Dozier
    Sp Scherzer, Harvey, Lester, McCullers, Shark, Chen, Sheilds, Hill
    Rp Box, Wade Davis, J Gomez

    ,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t even need Goldy

  113. J says:
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    Heyo Grey,

    Can you rank VV, Rodon and Gausman.
    Who would you drop for CMart?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Rodon

  114. Rusty Arms says:
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    Hi Grey and how was your Memorial Day? And a big thanks to our Servicemen and Women for all that they’ve done. Quick hit. Rizzo for Syndergaard straight up. My offence is great! pitching no great. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Relaxing, thanks! And you? Rizzo, trade for a cheaper pitcher

  115. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Yo Grey!

    A) Took your advice and landed Harvery for Joe Ross + Aaron Sanchez just in time, thanks!

    B) I was hoping Burns would be my long term SAGNOF option but my god he has been horrendous lately.. Burns or Gomez?

    C)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Won’t really give as many steals though

  116. goya says:
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    pick a side.. hosmer for bradley jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

    • knucks says:
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      @goya: Not that it should be taken into account on this trade, but it looks like JBJ Junior is on the way. So get JBJ out of your lineups if he’s in there and you have a bench bat.

  117. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great read my man, would you be starting nola vs nats (prolly no harper) or joe ross vs the phils? Also i grabbed nunez when idor got suspended and he’s almost making me think of holding onto him and dropping segura when odor returns. What do you think about that or is segura just in a slump and nunez hot? Thanks bud keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both… Nola first… Drop Nunez

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: i can only start one as I’ve got arrieta and matz going.

  118. Great White North says:
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    How long of a are you giving Buxton in an RCL? How would you rank?:

    1) Stream
    2) Domingo Santana
    3) Byron Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m giving Buxton a few days

  119. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Is the Welington bandwagon breaking down? Should I give some thought to picking up Russell Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Martin

  120. Kyle says:
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    Congratulations to Catherine Meyer on coming out of the closet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bravo!

  121. Rags says:
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    NL-only OBP keeper league.
    Have Harper at 33. Can be kept at 33 next year, or 38 for two years, or 43 for three years.
    Was offered Goldy @ 46, Cueto @28 and another piece. What level of other piece would you add to make up the difference, or is the excess value on the best hitter in the NL just too much to move right now?
    As background, I’m currently struggling for first with one other team, but we’re both decently ahead of third. I also have Bryant and Arrietta for relatively cheap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  122. Great White North says:
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    Damn that was close. Leanred JBJ was on paternity leave two minutes before games started today. Wa able to get Adam Lind as a batty call streamed in with seconds to spare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whew!

  123. Pete says:
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    Wong’s on the wire do you think he heats up over the summer?

    Like him better than Eugenio, Park or Tryace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Tulo or Aledmys Diaz? Is Diaz the next SS star (buy low) and is it time to sell high on Tulo? Thanks in advance!

    • Cram It says:
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      @DBo: Tulo’s pretty shot, you’re not selling high. Diaz may or may not be a star, but I’d go him over Tulo in a dynasty league regardless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  125. letsgobravos says:
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    Someone just offered me Scherzer for Osuna and obviously I accepted. If I were one of the other people in the league, I would be pissed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  126. Jon A says:
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    Agone for McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  127. Connor says:
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    Would you offer Matz for Carrasco? Am I crazy for asking? Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Carrasco

  128. dk says:
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    Who’s Lincecum bumping from the Angels’ rotation? Right now he’s scheduled to take Shoemaker’s turn on the 12th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, but won’t be Shoemaker if he keeps pitching well

  129. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    made the mistake of drafting Adam Jones. Obviously not a good situation. Would you bench him for Cameron Maybin? I have decent power numbers and I am getting shite from Jones so I figured it can’t be worse if I go with Maybin instead. thoughts? desperately need a hot streak so I can sell…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, bench him

  130. Kyle says:
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    Drop who to make room for T..Turner (not Tina)?
    – Valencia, Kipnis, Duvall, Upton, Castellanos
    – Stroman,
    10 Team League

    • William Hung says:
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      @Kyle: Kipnis

      • Kyle says:
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        @William Hung: kicker is he’s my only 2b

        • William Hung says:
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          @Kyle: Then why would he be a drop option then? Agree with GRey – ask again when he’s called up because if things stay the same, kipnis is the drop.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kyle: Stroman. Not great for a 10 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask when Turner is called up

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: or safe to drop J. Smith given that Street is back

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  131. William Hung says:
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    Kipnis

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Turner

  132. Matt says:
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    Wheeler a worthy DL-stash at this point? I’ve had Ryu DL stashed but now his setback…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Chad says:
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    5×5 roto
    1) Jose Ramirez or semien at SS ros?
    2) Add Gardner off wire over Saunders or Myers?
    3) Forsythe, Holt or Schoop ROS at 2b?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez….Over Myers….Schoop

  134. Funscombe says:
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    Another week, another week….another great write up.

    Happened sooner than I thought.

    Carrasco starting Thursday. Gotta drop someone in preparation.

    I have J. Upton and Freeman sitting on my bench doing nothing.

    Pitchers: Ross, Nola, Roark, Wood, Harvey, Taillon

    I don’t like having relatively useless players on my bench, but I’m a bit (not too much) worried it might be too early to drop those guys. Having the 7 pitchers would be nice to pad my strikeout category which has been relatively low so far.

    I guess if I have to keep Freeman and Upton then dropping Wood is probably the right move. Though he is starting against the Braves next on Saturday, makes it a shame to drop him now.

    What do you think? Drop Upton, Freeman or Wood?

    I am leaning drop Upton, also kind of unlikely someone else picks him up as no one wants that ten ton strikeout rate in a league that counts batting K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I write them daily, not weekly… Taillon or Wood

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey: I know that silly Grey! I read every day. Always find a way. It’s the last day of May. I’m hoping Taillon is cray. Guess that Wood can’t stay. Thanks much anyway!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bye bye Wood!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Exactly what I said after I saw a nude picture of Estelle Getty.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  135. knucks says:
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    Looks like Grilli will be a Sploo Jay by the end of the night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  136. knucks says:
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    Shame on the M’s radio announcer. Clamored about perfection, seconds later Hishashi gave up a hit. Shameee. Doesn’t even have the sack to apologize! Acting like he didn’t even bring it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin’ jinxer

  137. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Carlos Gomez!! 1 Run!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s all coming together! You know who really likes Gomez? The Magoo

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: That’s good enough for me! Never drafted him, but he’s now on a few of my teams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take a flyer on him now too, but don’t have him anywhere

  138. 200 Proof says:
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    Hi Grey, you’re the man.

    I’m in a 10 team keeper league.
    Stick with Odubel Herrera or Adam Duvall (get to keep up to 3 years)?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup! Hold

  139. Pitching says:
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    Are you starting Duffey today at Oakland? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Probably one of my fav SNL skits of all time. In light of their suggestions for Mr. Belvedere nicknames, I would like propose calling Polanco either “Brocktune” or “Beacon of Bliss.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brocktune! And so it will be done! You and I will be the only ones that know what I’m talking about

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Haha! Yes!

            • Knucks says:
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              @Fred Garvin MP: I should like Brocktune a lot. But I shouldn’t have to rosterbate after every slam/legs….

  140. Scott says:
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    14 team, 5×5 dynasty league, choose a side

    Side A: Buxton, Andrus, top-100 prospect TBNL
    Side B: Matz

    Side Question 1: who is more valuable in dynasty format, Andrus or Baez?
    Side Question 2: who is more valuable in dynasty format, Matz or Salazar?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez….Salazar

  141. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    man, what is dusty gonna do without royce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  142. Moore Semien than a Blackmon says:
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    In a 12team obp and avg league with 3 OF would you trade rizzo, franco, and heyward for carrasco and bryant? Heard about the carrasco buy low on podcast. As always love the right ups and podcast work.

    • Moore Semien than a Blackmon says:
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      @Moore Semien than a Blackmon: Sorry he doesn’t want another 1b, Same league but what about Rizzo, Franco, Heyward, and Degrom for Carrasco Bryant and Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Bryant there

  143. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Never got an answer. Maybin or Duvall for now and ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

    • Snyders of hanover says:
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      @Scott Kimmel:

      Bro

      Read the Man’s work would you! If you read his work you would not have to ask so many of your questions! Give Grey a break he spend countless hours answer people questions and almost all of your’s , could be answered if you just read his comments.

  144. CoachGonzo says:
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    H2h 12 team points league. He wants my thor and yu for kershaw and gausman. ….thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  145. Pete says:
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    you okay with Gerrit Cole today @ Miami v. Jofer? ~0 according to stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  146. Matt says:
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    Boxberger still on DL for me – I need the saves when he starts closing again so I have to drop an SP in my 10 team league. Dropping – McCullers, Porcello, Kyle Hendricks or Vinny Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  147. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, a guy says he’s hurt, and you only give him what, 3 days off, and now it’s odd he’s REALLY hurt? wood here, guessing this is fairly bad injury (def not 2 week type) and can be dropped in leagues where we are DL filled up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: ok, in a dynasty with QS and K/BB drop a.wood or one of heaney/wheeler/ryu/romo/kela (start 6 RP and net saves and holds, no saves or holds individually)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: wow, didn’t see that one coming. probably doesn’t change anything here, but 1500 max innings per year. roto. 16 teams. other SP are cole/liriano/tillman/j.guerra (the one JB loves that isn’t a high ranked prospect)/pineda/porcello. QS over wins too.

  148. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Urias is getting recalled with Wood on DL. Pick him and drop Velasquez or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    added burns yesterday (after dannys out) but now somebody dropped revere, both of these have been pretty goddawful lately, but which one in OPS and caught stealing 16 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Revere b/c Crisp is hot and stealing time from Burns, but could go either way

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: depthcharts has burns still as starter, but yeah, lately he’s missing time, and he’s listed as 9th, on a pretty bad offense, vs revere and 1st on a pretty good one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  150. Dirty it's says:
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    Start gausman vs Boston
    Nola vs washington???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. Joeg414 says:
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    Finally cutting Corbin , i know should of done it at least 2 weeks ago , But its a deep league with not that much pitching .
    Is Y.Ventura a better replacement ? Gets Clev on Thurs.
    Or wait a few days, use the spot for batty calls. And look at a call up like Musgrove ? I’m already holding Taillon.
    6×6 mixed roto, Non Keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Ventura over Corbin, but I’d like batty call for a few days and see if anything shakes out

  152. mrbaseball says:
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    Mike Minor – they say he is throwing 4 moh faster at 96mph at the moment – do you think there might be some upside here – I quess he will be back in the major leagues sometime in June

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t be anymore downside

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: wow, i’ve never seen that (entirely accurate) answer before… awesome.

    • herschel says:
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      @mrbaseball: from somewhere else: Mike Minor is experiencing fatigue in his rotator cuff and will be examined by Royals doctors.
      Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters Tuesday that it’s nothing serious, but there’s no way of saying that for sure until Minor undergoes some tests. Minor missed the entire 2015 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is currently on the 60-day major league disabled list.

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @herschel: nobody with a straight face can say ANYthing wrong with mike minor is “nothing serious”. he’s like the baseball version of sam JACKSON from that comic book themed bruce willis Unbreakable movie.

  153. gangreen says:
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    I own arrietta so im sitting c seager. Who should I start matt adams vs wily peralta, dickerson vs dilon gee, or start c seager anyway.also who should I drop salty or hermann,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams… Salty

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: thanks thats what I had set my lineup for before iasked so thats reasuring. Definatley drop salty though right. Hes not even playing. Should I pick up chironis or darnaud. Since hermann could not play much. Or will he play enough to be my catcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Travis

      • gangreen says:
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        Pujols dickerson or corey seager [email protected]Grey: pujols seager or dickerson , I have pujols in now so if its too late its fine

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pujols

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Gausman is killing me yet again. WOuld you drop him for one of these pitchers.

    eduardo rodriguez
    Wright
    Fulmer
    Duffy
    Bauer
    Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok grey

        Dropping Gausman for Ed Rod
        dropping Maybin for Duvall

        Thanks

  155. The great knoche says:
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    Streaming Shields worked out well today. Ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @The great knoche: yeah i think he wants to stay in whatever lodging he’s used to in south CA.

  156. Kid A says:
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    Mookie Monstah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  157. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Yay… catcher questions!

    10 team h2h OBP limited season moves

    I’ve brn rolling with Grandal the past month and a half and he’s been just awful the past month despite a bb%>10% and an ISO>.150. Could just be bad BABIP luck, who knows. But in a h2h league, its hard running out a sub .200 OBP catcher out there for a month.

    Anywho, I was all set to drop Grandal and pick up Ramos last night (rolling waivers), but of course he was picked up by another owner with a higher priority. That owner has Salvador Perez, so this is likely just a temporary addition, meaning Ramos could/should be back on the waiver in a week or so when Perez is back.

    What should I do: A) Hold Grandal B) Drop Grandal for Wieters, Castro, Norris C) There is no C D)Hold Grandal until Ramos is dropped and reevaluate then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D

  158. Tank1 says:
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    Would you deal Hamels and Street for Big Papi? This is a 6×6 OPS league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 team H2h redraft league

    Francisco Lindor for my George Springer. I have a major black hole at Shortstop…

    C: Russell Martin
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Jason Kipnis
    3B: Danny Valencia
    SS: Eugenio Suarez
    OF: Marcel Ozuna
    OF: Khris Davis
    OF: George Springer
    UTL: Adam Duvall
    Bench: Cameron Maybin

    DL: Troy Tulowitzki
    DL: Leonys Martin

    Danny Santana
    Corey Kluber
    Chris Archer
    Gerrit Cole
    Alex Wood
    Michael Fulmer
    Jon Gray

    Santiago Casilla
    Fernando Rodney
    Jeremy Jeffress

    DL: Alex Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

      • Chosen 1 says:
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        @Grey: is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  160. muskysmell says:
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    I have E-Rod pitching today so I decided to watch a little bit of it just now…
    He ran into some trouble in the 3rd inning…gave up a run already and there was a runner at 2nd with Machado at second…
    Machado hits it deep dead center for a homer…

    OH WAIT NO, CHRIS YOUNG REACHES OVER THE WALL AND CATCHES IT.

    Lol, thank you baseball gods.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  161. peacecoast says:
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    karns or shoemaker ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you ask this already?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: “lots of guys girlfriends are in there”

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: shit did I?

        • The Harrow says:
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          @peacecoast: maybe not, but many have lately. not quite the duvall vs leonys from like the day before leonys got hurt, but a lot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well you asked a few other ‘perts on Twitter

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: oh ya i got two diff answers so I trust in grey

  162. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    wasn’t it just a very short time ago LAA overspent on players? arte’s gone too far the Twins way, goes into year with guys like nava lamp and ortega as starters, and yunel as leadoff. later signs b.ryan (which clearly indicates he’s up a F’ing creek at SS), but then demotes him too? i mean one thing you can’t say about a really bad contract (a la price/scherzer/pujols etc) is that the team that gives it ISN’T trying to compete right now (assuming of course these contracts are given to good players, at least WHEN they are signed). so just what is arte doing anyway, does he even think he knows, from one day to the next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah not sure what happened to Arte

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: carlos perez as starting catcher to start year (doing it again now after losing his job from hitting under 600 OPS), giovatella, the list goes on and on.

  163. Bob says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Who’s the best pick up to stream this week since Wood’s hit the DL?
    Trevor Bauer vs. TEX $0.9
    Sean Manaea vs. MIN $2.3
    Matt Moore @ MIN $-0.4
    Chad Bettis @ SD $10.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  164. Primetime says:
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    Grey, Nelson Erod shoemaker ros? Is it worth stashing Alex Cobb ? What kind of numbers could he draw or would he just Pitch out of the bullpen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking looks fine… Forget Cobb

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

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

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Panik
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
    (1) UT: Polanco
    Bench: (Odor)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: Osuna, Jeffress, Betances
    Bench: (Harvey, Hill, McCullers, Shoemaker)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    I apologize in advance if this question offends you Grey because I know how much you love Stanton, but the dude who is tied with me in 1st place but 2nd in total points texted me saying he’d give me Scherzer for Stanton!? I should definitely do that in this 3 player keeper league right? I told him to offer it but still haven’t received an offer yet and I certainly don’t want to over-complicate this but if I only make pitcher for a bat trade then I’ll have a bench bat (probably Upton?) So is my best move to offer 2 players for Stanton? Or ask for Stanton + one of his pitchers for Scherzer + one of my bats? Keeping in mind this league is pretty shallow with guys like Villar, Lamb, Herrera, C. Santana, K. Davis, V-Mart, Duvall, Calhoun,Pederson, Grichuk, Eaton, Conforto etc all available what would you do if you were me?

    BTW his team looks like this:
    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Miggy
    (1) 2B: Murphy
    (1) SS: Machado
    (1) 3B: Castellanos
    (3) OF: Stanton, Puig, Zobrist
    (1) UT: Pujols
    Bench: (J. Bradley Jr.)

    (4) SP: J. Fernandez, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Leake
    (3) RP: Kimbrel, W. Davis, Britton
    Bench: (Hamels, Zimmerman, G. Gonzalez, Wacha)

    (1) DL: E. Rodriguez

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: EDIT: I’d be the one GETTING Stanton and I’d be GIVING Scherzer. I wrote that wrong in the beginning…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’d give you Scherzer? I see him on your team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh… Then take Stanton

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I already got impatient and just sent him the offer of Scherzer for Stanton. I figure get Stanton and leave him on the bench til he’s back in the lineup and then bench Upton until he gets going and then try to make a trade to clear the bench bat! I should still be able to compete in pitching points even with a bench bat and one less spot for streaming especially since I’ll still have Salazar, Carrasco, and Harvey now? I figure Stanton is worth the move short term and long term. I guess we’ll see how serious he was about that trade first…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totes

  166. The Black Adder says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for the continued greatness. Would you drop Liriano to make room for Eduardo Rodríguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. Kid A says:
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    Thor out of the bullpen.

    What the shit?

  168. muskysmell says:
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    Mookie with his 3rd homer…

    Can I just note that I have this dude in my keeper league for $8?

    I can only be so erect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  169. Cram It says:
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    Thor sighting in the 7th inning. Lettin em rip at 101 mph.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Cram It:

      Getting him work before the suspension.

      And put a goddamn shirt on.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Kid A: Was hoping he’d go for the 3 inning save.

        Haha. You know it’s to razz the FCL and whoever wants this belt. Also hommage to the wrestling style trophy

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          @Cram It: Got a hold for me in 2 leagues!

  170. What's a Drexl? says:
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    wow, if they do suspend thor this has to be daybreak of MLB being serious about dangerous ass shit like throwing projectiles at somebody’s head at 100 or so which could kill or mentally handicap people for life. if they do that to one of their best players it’s coming down to all around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  171. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Streamed Happ tonight, and of course the Jays’ lineup was stymied by the remnants of CC Sabathia. Naturally, they broke through against Betances after JA was no longer the pitcher of record.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  172. GoJays says:
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    K, thoughts on this theoretical trade:

    Rizzo, Prado (3B), Dietrich, Chen

    for

    Belt, Longoria, Duvall (or Drury), Carrasco

    Longoria replaces Prado at 3B, Duvall/Drury either shores up my DH or replaces Trayce Thompson at rookie, and Carraso give me a big upgrade at SP. I realize it’s a HUGE drop at 1B, but do I make up for it enough elsewhere? I could replace Duvall with Drury (3B) in the deal in case that helps. I’m thinking it’s not enough but curious for thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade away the best player (Rizzo)

  173. What's a Drexl? says:
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    YE HA, lucky as F with the completely accidental thor hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  174. ferris says:
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    Urias or Liriano, 12 team roto with super low max ip?

    Also, who are your latest underowned picks for save chasing?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @ferris: abad pitcher (who’s not that bad, at least this year, even though apparently the corpse of perkins is moving a bit). harris is out, but maybe not all the way, giles got lit somewhat again (first time in a while) just lately. reed, with cat on typewriter name being messed up multiple times lately, but that’ll take longer if it even happens.

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and not the easiest on liriano vs lid pirate, as shallow innings MIGHT mean few SP owned (relative to 12’er), but it might not. for SURE though, lid pirate has a quite small innings cap (like 100 total, quoted numerous times round here day he came up first time)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano…. Buchter

  175. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    sweet jesus, not cool, teamonator, which has probably given me somewhere in the 1-2 saves more than i myself would’ve done all year, today had me sit osuna/dyson (if i had to sit 2, which i did for starts in h2h) for casilla/allen.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: if i was in more saves only leagues it’d be WAY more than 2 max all year, i’m in so few anymore.

  176. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Anyone here know the Rays clubhouse phone number? I need to formally apologize to the organization, team and Drew Smyly for singlehandedly ruining Smyly’s career by trading for him.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow: which is bigger number, amount of fantasy baseball players that maybe deep inside actually believe anything they do affects real life MLB performance or TOTAL of all hockey/basketball fantasy players, in the earth, at the same time of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  177. Hankg says:
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    Which side do you prefer: Sale/Piscotty or Cespedes/Ross? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, it’s fair

  178. Nightmare says:
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    My gerrit Cole and Kimbrel
    for his Steven matz and Sam dyson

    Cole is driving me up a wall with all the hits he gives up and I feel like Boston never gets a save opp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  179. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Is this a fair trade?

    Cano + Goldschmidt

    for

    Rendon + Stanton + Salazar + Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d take Goldy

  180. Reid says:
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    I know I’ve seen some Liriano talk recently…is he going to improve as the season goes on or is he a drop candidate for Guerra or Karns? 11 tm roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop candidate

  181. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Streamed Peavy today vs lowly Braves in 1 league. Didn’t notice his ratios: 7.26/1.78. Guess I got lucky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a charmed man when it comes to pitching!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Now that’s funny.

  182. Milarky says:
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    Thoughts on Suarez ROS? I’m trying to make up for losing Moustakas as my 2nd 3B (we start 2), and since i’m in first people are looking to force me to overpay. I think I could get Suarez for Ozuna but that seems like an overpay. I would be inserting Suarez for Prado, but then replacing Ozuna with Dietrich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like an overpay, yeah

  183. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Also had a team with a .282 batting average go 3 for 47 today.

  184. letsgobravos says:
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    After that Trout 3 run shot, my 10 team standard positions league with 1 util spot has 6 homers. (thanks Mookie) I have Upton and Votto on my bench who each have homers also though. 8 definitely would be the most any of my teams have ever had in a day. (6 might be but cant recall for sure) Crazy night.

  185. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Boxberger re-injured.

  186. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    What happened to Boxberger? Is he hurt again?

  187. Need end rotation SP says:
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    Hellickson McHugh or Ashley in H2H QS lg?

  188. Need end rotation SP says:
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    Hellickson McHugh or Shoey in H2H QS lg?

  189. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Alex Bregman, next week or two? Better than Semien?

  190. Derrick says:
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    Blackmon for Salazar.

    Which side?

  191. moobs says:
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    ERod or Eickhoff ROS? 10 teamer. Deep pitching.

    Parra, Leonys, or Yasmany ROS? Pick 1. Hits, avg preferred.

    Thanks sir.

  192. los locos says:
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    Grey, have a DL spot available. Would picking up Alex Cobb or Tyson Ross benefit me at all for late season push?

    Current rotation
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Hammel
    Roark

    Betances
    Kimbrel

    Odorizzi
    Taillon
    EROD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely, Ross

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