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Since there were no games this week and players haven’t been able to get hot or cold or humid, this Buy/Sell is going to be slightly different.  This Buy/Sell includes some players that are owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Okay, that’s not different for the Sells, but it does change the Buys.   “Hello?  No, B-U-Y-S.  Thanks, you too!”  That was GLAAD calling me about potential insensitivity.  I have not triggered anyone in almost three days, unless you count that fisherman I saw with a pipe that I called “Hipster Popeye.”  As I mentioned in my top 100 for the 2nd half of 2017 fantasy baseball, my biggest Buy of the 2nd half is Manny Machado.  He’s about to come on in the 2nd half like he’s Mickey Maris in 1927 with Barry Bonds’s personal trainer.  For the 2nd half, I gave Machado the projections of 48/18/49/.288/3.  This year he’s been gun shy.  He’s swung at 4% less pitches inside the strike zone.  Either guessing wrong, or just being flat out beat by fastballs.  Ground balls have gone through the roof (especially if ants are reading) and fly balls have fallen, and I don’t mean a defective zipper.  Bad swings, and weak contact?  I’m gonna call them flailing balls, lightly chuckle to myself and sip my Tom Collins.  That’s all bad news, said Mr. Exposition.  The good news is, it’s a small sample size — that’s what she said snidely! — and it’s been mostly propped by a terrifically terrible — terribically? — May.  His May was so bad it will hold down his season-long stats.  In May, he had a 6% line drive rate and a 51% ground ball rate.  El oh what?  Was he a 78-year-old Jeter for a month?  By the way, 78-year-old Jeter is dating your 23-year-old niece, and you’re proud of her.  You absolutely should buy Machado, and on the pronto.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Albert Pujols – So far, Albert’s been putting the PU in Pujols, and doing a number two all over your fantasy team.  You know when else he did that?  The 1st half of last year, while exploding for a huge 2nd half.  In eighty less at-bats in the 2nd half last year, he hit more homers (16 to 15), and was third in the majors with 59 RBIs, while hitting .293.  Maybe Prince Albert (don’t Google this nickname, and whatever you do don’t look at the Wikipedia page for Prince Albert piercing; please, God, don’t do it.  You’re doing it, aren’t you?) is finished being productive, but you thought he was done last year at this time too, and he wasn’t.

Hanley Ramirez – 2nd blurb, same as the 1st.  Hanley had 22 HRs and 63 RBIs, which led the majors, in the 2nd half last year.  If you’re like, “Yeah, but Hanley’s so done now!”  You drafted him this year because you thought his 2nd half last year was real.  Now, it’s not real?  Like Kendrick Lamar would tell you, it’s real, it’s real, it’s really really real.

Matt Kemp – The outfield version of Pujols and Hanley.

Billy Hamilton – More on Hamilton below.  I promise.

Rougned Odor – In 271 2nd half at-bats last year, Odor had 17 HRs, 7 SBs and a .266 average.  Sure, his beard looks like it should be on a homeless 50-year-old, but he’s 23 years old.  You’re telling me he’s got nothing left in the tank.  Tell me that.  Please, tell it to me.  No, don’t tell it to me.  I ain’t hearing it.  Like John Cena waving in front of his eyes that he can’t see you, I’m waving in front of my ears, I can’t hear you.

Jonathan Villar – This is strictly a Rest of the Season Player Rater buy.  The ROS PR is produced by using Steamer’s projections, which are routinely considered the best in the business, so it likely knows more than us, but I honestly don’t trust Villar for a bounce back.  So it’s your call:  human with a glorious mustache or a machine?

Jose Peraza – So, what you’re saying it’s all about the SAGNOF?  Well, it is for Hamilton and Peraza.  1st half of the season for Peraza was a write-off as Eric Sogard would say, but Peraza could have a 2nd half as valuable as, say, Bogaerts.  Guys that can give 15+ steals in a month are valuable, or can be if you need that sort of thing.

Adrian Beltre – See what I said for Pujols, Kemp and Hanley + Texas in the summer with the ball flying out = Randy Newman singing, “Don’t want no short people…”  Hmm, math’s off there.  Was supposed to equal, “I love some old people.”

Yoan Moncada – Prospector Ralph just ranked Moncada number one on his top 100 prospects for 2017 fantasy baseball list-a-ma-whosie and Moncada has a chance to be the biggest call-up left this year for redrafts and I would grab him in every league and this is the world’s longest sentence, congratulate me.

Arodys Vizcaino – There’s rumors that Johnson might be traded, so Vizcaino is likely the handcuff.  Jose Ramirez could also sneak into the closer role, so it’s far from a clear picture and likely shouldn’t be posted on Instagram.

Jack Flaherty – This is more of an NL-Only pickup.  Playoffs are not in the Cards’, and they’re going to start unloading starters, or just braking hard on Wacha.  Luke Weaver could see starts — I kinda want to call him, Juke Weaver.  All Weaver SPs need to start with a J. — but this other callup might be even better, and that’s not empty Flaherty.  On our Pitcher Prospect-o-Nator, which projects all rookie pitchers (we have one for hitters too), Flaherty is hella high.  By the by, Rudy was busy fixing our menus at the top of the page during the break.  If you see anything that isn’t kosher, challah in the comments.

Jeff Samardzija – “Hello, I’m trying to ruin my fantasy team and was wondering about a pitcher that can really tank my shizz.  Can you offer suggestions?”  I have just the guy for you!  So, this is kinda embarrassing, but I’m sharing with you because you don’t laugh at me to my face; you have the decency to turn your head.  I was going to put Samardzija in my top 100 for the 2nd half.  Of course, that’s embarrassing because he has like a 7+ ERA (4.58).  Okay, but his peripherals are beautiful, if you like those sorta things — 9.7 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, 3.09 xFIP.  He could easily be a top 10 SP for the 2nd half of the year for a fraction of the cost to acquire him.  Shoot, to acquire might just be a formal consent letter specifying you will hold this flaming bag of poop.

Trevor Cahill – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to its mom to ask, “Why don’t I have friends?”

SELL

Jose Quintana – I’ll give it to the Royals.  At least after they won the World Series they didn’t make insane trades to try to repeat.  Then again, maybe they had no one to trade.  These are specifics that aren’t important for fantasy, so move along.  *wipes brow, leans arm on broom handle, shakes head at kids playing in exploding fire hydrant*  Why am I suddenly in Do The Right Thing?  So, Quintana was traded for legit everyone in the Cubs’ farm system.  The Cubs forfeited their last Triple-A game because they didn’t have enough guys to play.  I’m sure Prospector Ralph will go over a boy named Eloy Jimenez and everyone else traded.  For our porpoises — hey, dolphins! — Quintana is the most important piece.  He’s been head-scratchingly different this year — 9.4 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 4.13 xFIP.  All numbers that don’t jive with previous seasons.  He had been more of a 7.8 K/9, 2 BB/9, 3.30 xFIP guy previously.  His velocity is down, which has caused him to throw the junk more often.  Cubs’ pitchers had the best ERA last year.  Yet, in July, they were the 24th best.  Wrigley heats up and it becomes unforgiving.  I imagine the common perception is Quintana gets better on the Cubs, and he could, but I’d bet on less value from him, in what has already been a weak season.  Anyway, here’s what else–  Wait, we’re in the middle of a post already.

Billy Hamilton – Okay, Imma let you finish, but you have Billy H.A.M.-a-steal as a Buy and Sell.  Good joke, Grey, but I’m not laughing very much.  Yeah, I know I put Hamilton as both a Buy and a Sell.  I did that to show that a lot of trades are needs-based at this point.  Do you needs yourself some steals?  Then buy him!  Do you not needs no steals or grammar books?  Then sell him!  If I could gain three or more points in steals without losing points in power, I’d make some pretty ridiculous trades to acquire Hamilton.

Corey Seager – Why do I hate Corey Seager so much?  I don’t.  Okay, I do, but it’s not necessarily him.  Okay, it is him.  But hear me out.  It’s more because of how much he clouds your better judgment.  You see Seager on the cover of ESPN’s Magazine, and you’re like, “If I, or anyone, were to still buy magazines, I would buy that magazine because I like Corey Seager.”  He’s handsome, young, young and handsome, ugh, I like him too!  But I don’t.  A player that needs to hit a .360 BABIP to hit .300 with a 22+% strikeout percentage while not chipping much of any speed is not a great fantasy player unless he’s hitting 35 homers.  Seager doesn’t have that kind of power.  I wouldn’t sell him for a head-kerchief recently used by Axl Rose, but I would explore options.

Alex Wood – Forget everything you’ve learned about Alex Wood from April of this year to today.  I.e., everything you think you’ve found out about Wood over the last three months.  Now what do you know about Wood from previous seasons?  He’s a 9+ K/9 guy with a 2.50 BB/9 and flirts with a low-3 ERA while getting injured.  Things have gotten so bad with his health, he was relegated to the bullpen last year.  Okay, now slowly fold in what you’ve learned this year.  He’s a near-11 K/9, 1.67 ERA guy that is staying healthy.  Does that jive in your head?  Are you thinking to yourself right now, “Yup, Wood’s an easy Cy Young guy?”  Or are you thinking, “Hmm, like Altuve trying to get down cereal, he might be a little above his head right now.”  I’m not saying trade Wood for a pair of Disco Stu’s platform shoes with a dead goldfish, but I would explore options.

   
  1. ferris says:
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    NL-only, #1 waiver

    Grab Quintana or wait/pray for Donaldson, Darvish, JDM, Archer, Verlander etc.?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ferris: Not sure what waiting for the other players has to do with grabbing Quintana but you can use your #1 waiver on him assuming you need pitching.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ferris: Oh i see what you’re saying now…Wait to see if any of the other guys get traded to the NL…If you need pitching I’d say use it now.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: What about me Jef? Also NL only with a staff of Stras, Gray, Walker, Lynn, Matz, Wheeler, Castillo, Perdomo and a DL’d Thor. I threw a claim out there, i’m #4, so it may not get to me, but I would probably be pissed if someone like JD came over and I was last in line.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @mcmi11ions: It’s a risk but feels more risky to me to not only hope a guy gets traded but traded to the NL as well. A lot needs to happen to make it worth holding your waiver spot.

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: love the new avatar! side question, how do you upload one? i’m getting a hernandez jersey some day…

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @mcmi11ions: You have to go to Gravatar.com and create an account. It will pretty much walk you through it…once your gravatar is saved you can upload it here in your profile.

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @mcmi11ions: I have a dynasty team i took over that blows and Named it “Getting my tits lit”…Gotta love Keith.

              • mcmi11ions says:
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                @JeF WiTh 1 F: hahaha best part was Gary didn’t even bat an eye when he said it. Keith being Keith…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: Use it, who knows who else is coming…

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        @Grey: winter is coming Grey… winter

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Great Buy/Sell! Loved it!

    a. Many bosses coming to Farchana, USA today including my buddy from N’Djamena who plays fantasy baseball. It’ll be three days of bliss whenever we’re together and whenever others are not within earshot.

    b. Have a nice weekend.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 14-16

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- You bastard.

    Murdock: ‘- And if I were you, I’d never make the mistake of bringing this up again.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- You’re the one making the mistake.’

    Murdock: ‘- Yeah, what mistake?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Rambo.’

    [Scene change, Rambo in a prison camp up to his neck in an infinity pool of pig’s excrement with both hands tied to either end of a 5 foot bamboo pole over his head.]

    [The helicopter approaches with the Russians in tow.]

    POW #1 from his prison cell: ‘Damn Russian bastards.’

    POW #2: ‘He’s dead now.’

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky: ‘Bring him up. The knife. These people are so vulgar in their methods.’

    [Viet commander hits Rambo hard on the jaw with an uppercut.]

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky: ‘They lack compassion. I am Lieutenant Colonel Podovsky. I do not know who you are yet, but I will.’

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky (to Viet Commander): ‘Take him and clean him up.’

    [A Viet soldier brings in Rambo with his hands ligatured. The wire reaches his neck so he can’t breathe. The soldier punches him hard in the back while he still can’t breathe and drops him on a chair in the room with Podovsky.]

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky (to Captain Vinh): ‘That’s all. Thank you, Captain Vinh. Leave one guard, please.’

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky (to Rambo): ‘I see you are no stranger to pain. Perhaps you have been among my Vietnamese comrades before? No answer. Do you wish to give your name? Now, what possible harm can that cause? Pride is a poor substitute for intelligence. What you must understand is that we have to interrogate you. To Sergeant Yushin, you are a piece of meat, a laboratory experiment, but to me, you are a comrade, similar to myself, just opposed by an act of fate. I know you are trying to facilitate the release of war criminals held by this republic. I can appreciate this, but this incident – your capture – is……embarrassing. We must have explanation. First of all, I wish you to radio your headquarters and say that you have been captured and condemned for espionage activities, and that no such criminal aggression should be attempted in the future, or they will meet with the same fate as yours.

    Rambo: ‘Fuck you.’

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky: ‘You wish to test your strength. Good. Good. Yushin.’

    [Podovsky leaves Rambo with Yushin.]

    [A motorcycle approaches the prison camp. It’s Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and she’s all dressed in magenta. – coming to save the day!]

    [Scene change, Yushin tries electroshock treatment with Rambo.]

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky: ‘Comrade, here is something that might be of interest to you – a transcript of the conversation between your helicopter pilot and his commander we intercepted. Dragonfly. Wolf Den. Colorful names. Here we are. “We have them in sight.” And the reply. “Abort the operation immediately.” “This is a recall. Confirm. Over.” It seems you were abandoned on direct command. And these are the people you protect with your pain. You may scream. There is no shame.’

    [Podovsky signals to Yushin to increase the voltage. Rambo yells in pain with all the POWs listening in silence.]

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky: ‘You are strong, very strong, the strongest so far, but you’re nearly dead. For what? Make a radio call.

    [Scene change, Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!) and she’s all dressed in magenta has inflitrated the prison camp and killed 4 enemy soldiers already.]

    Lt. Colonel Podovsky: ‘To talk, to obey would be so much easier.’

    [Trust me, it gets better!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man!

        a. My buddy didn’t come from N’Djamena (party, carmabo, fiesta, forever, come and sing along). He sent his lackey…..Thank God, he doesn’t look anything like John Lackey! Pun point!

        b. What are your ball park percentages of probability that the following current closers get dealt at the trade deadline (thus making their handcuffs or replacements the closers)?

        1. Reed
        2. Ramos

        c. In a league where I am 6 saves off 6th place in saves and 17 saves off 5th place, do you think it’s worth burning a hole on my bench in speculation of Kela being the closer in TEX or should I use that slot for streamers or batty calls?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Haha B. 1. 10% 2. 75% yeah burn a spot for Kela

  3. Abdoozy says:
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    is Price ever going to let Peraza actually, yaknow, run? He’s 1 for 4 since the beginning of June. That’s as many attempts as HAM had in his last two games.

  4. Scott says:
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    I added mancini and matt adams while freeman was on the dl and I also own k Morales. I can only play 1 of these guys in OF. I have my util and corner infield covered too. Who is the cut, 6×6 obp.

    Also, Dahl just started a rehab assignment. Do you think he makes an impact over last 2 months? Rockies are in the mix for the playoffs. I doubt they move cargo. Reynolds though has come back down to earth after his hot start so an OF spot may be open for dahl assuming desmomd plays 1B when he returns. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Mancini…. Yes, but will platoon unless there’s an injury or trade

  5. Jake says:
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    10 team, standard 5 x 5 cats. These are my starting pitchers –

    Max Scherzer
    Robbie Ray
    Luis Severino
    Jake Arrieta
    Jon Gray
    Sean Manaea
    Jon Lester
    Cole Hamels
    Madison Bumgarner – DL

    If I am unable to trade one of them, who would you recommend I drop to activate Mad Bum from the DL?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jake: I’d package Arrieta and Lester for an upgrade elsewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Agree with F

  6. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pujols over Yuli? 7×7 H2H

  7. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Mazara or peralta to slide Nunez into an OF slot? This move would open a roster spot down the road for yoan, who I’ve stashed.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Mike: I might hold for now. Peralta is safe and Mazara has upside

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Mike: deffinitely hold. Worry about Moncada when he is actually called up.

  8. Fleeced says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Can you rank Maybin, Tapia, and Peraza ROS in a redraft?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fleeced: Maybin, Peraza…

  9. NJ JN says:
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    I have been offered Kemp and Pomeranz for M. Cabrera. Most years this wouldn’t be tempting but this year maybe? Thoughts? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @NJ JN: I’d want a better pitcher with Kemp if i were to do this or another bat if i needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NJ JN: Agree with F

  10. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Trade offer in 5×5 redraft. Bautista from me for Castilla and Simien or C Hernandez. I need saves. Should I pull the chain on this with Simien or take a stab at Caeser. I notice that Jose is one old guy you left off the buy list

  11. Racehorse says:
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    ROS … Goodwin, Grichuk, or Bonifacio ?

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Racehorse: one more … my shortstop situation has Story, Semien, and Gyorko …

      Should I handcuff Story with Valaika for ROS?

      Thanks!

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Racehorse: I would do the handcuff if you have room. If I remember correctly over the last couple of years (before Story blew up last year) the Rockies front office thought that Valaika had the potential to be a better player than Story.

  12. mthom42 says:
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    I completely forgot it was a Buy/Sell Friday! Great list. I traded away Machado a couple of weeks ago but got back Trout (2 keeper league). Smart? Thanks again!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mthom42: Cant argue with getting Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mthom42: Thanks! Agree with F

  13. eric says:
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    C Ramos
    1B Bellinger
    2B D Murphy
    3B Lamb
    SS C Seager
    OF Judge
    OF Cain
    OF Reddick
    U Bour
    U Morrison
    B C Taylor
    B S Gennett

    FAs: H Ram, Cespedes, Pham, Souza, Happ, C Santana, Pederson

    Any drops for FA Pickups? Thanks.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @eric: Pick up Hanley and Cespedes. Both could have a big second half. Drop your bench bats

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @eric: how shallow is your league where your FA pool looks like that?

      • eric says:
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        @mcmi11ions:

        12 team Yahoo 5×5 League

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @eric: Id lose Reddick for Cespedes and Scooter for Ian Happ …could also lose Taylor for Hanley or a pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Agree with F

  14. John Holden says:
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    12 team h2h 7 player keeper league.
    Trade Thor and R. Healy, receive J. Votto?
    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John Holden: If you can win this year, i would

  15. Steve says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Moncada was added to the White Sox active roster, then the team came out and said it was a clerical error on it’s website. Sounds hinky, Deputy Gerard. Even more reason to add him everywhere.

    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Yeah, heard about that too

  16. Should I start Pineda in Fenway tonight ??

  17. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,

    Started listening to the podcast recently, you know when you read someone’s work for a while and you kind of generate what you think they sound like in your head, … well you guys are all throwing me for loops when I hear your voices, very trippy. But yeah, podcast, great addition to this great site! Love it.

    Been waiting on your next article to say: you haven’t made it/don’t make a difference, until you get some shit reviews from a couple ass clowns. Man, can’t thank you and razzball team enough for the last could years (only found this beauty site about 3 years ago) and I’m sure everyone on here will say the same. The amount of Unique and Different players and list generate on this site is amazeballs. Another thing I’ll point out is on many message boards I go on (and when I visit other sports sites), half the comments sections is people arguing and half the shit is negative. When I post a question and/or go through the comments each day you can see that you have commenters and followers that are helping along with the questions (ie well too many to name here – you know who you are) but regardless of who is answering, the answers/suggestions are always constructive. F*ckin’ makes me feel great. So F-ck shit reviews, I think you guys are doing pretty well for yourselves (and keep it coming, we’re all still going to be here).

    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marv: Thanks for the kind words, appreciate it!

  18. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer?

    Rizzo

    Manny and DeGrom

    I’ve got Reynolds and Alonso at 1B on the bench and could use more SP

    It’s a 10 team 10 keeper league

  19. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Was offered Strasburg and Oh for my Paxton and Conforto. S. Marte would replace Conforto. Which side wins this trade?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Depends on need but Stras side if you need the closer over the OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  20. mcmi11ions says:
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    Back from vacation! Did you guys miss me?

    I’ve been struggling at 3b with Bregman all season in my keeper league. I just feel like the dude has too much potential to drop right now, but I recognize I needed to do something as 3b is the glaring weak spot on my team. Two days ago I traded Wood and my 7th round pick for Rendon and a 9th rounder. Now the Buy/Sell is out and boom! I feel so smart. Best part is my staff still has Sale, Severino and Happ. My pitching stream is like a lazy river. Not one of those lazy rivers at a water park where all the kids are splashing around and being all annoying, but the lazy river at the MGM Grand in Vegas, which I’ve never been to, but I imagine has less kids at it so it’s probably way better. Sort of like my pitching staff that no longer has a guy who will pitch another 40 innings and get hurt/shutdown/moved to the pen/starts skipped…

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Side note on the Prince Albert thing. I didn’t Google anything, but I’m having a hard time imagining how a piercing can come in a can.

  21. Joe says:
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    Trying to decide on a trade in a 10 team 5×5 OBP league where we get $260 every season to keep as many players as we want, auction the rest. Rosters are C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, MI, CI, OFx4, UTIL, SPx2, RPx2, Px5, BNx4, DLx3, NA. Some of these players have contracts attached which I’ll note while others will be priced based on an average of a few price guides.

    I trade:
    Bogaerts ($20 in 2018)
    Bregman ($17 in ’18/$20 in ’19)
    Moncada (Will have the average price next year)
    Bellinger (Will have the average price next year)

    I get:
    Goldschmidt (Avg price)
    Fulmer (Avg price)
    Buxton ($7 in ’18)
    Story (Avg price)
    Possibly Herrera if I want him

    I have Harper and Betts at the average value we use so I’ll have a huge chunk of money taken up and would be happy to unload the Bregman contract. Not sure if I’d be able to keep Goldschmidt along with Harper and Betts so this is more of a win now move and maybe hope to trade one before next season. Still not sure if I’m overpaying or not.

    Other than that my roster is: Contreras, Zimmerman, Dozier, K Seager, Healy, Happ, Thames, Bour, CarGo, Desmond, Dahl, Darvish, Arrieta, Carrasco, Berrios, Nola, McCarthy, Pomeranz, Bush, Colome, Osuna, Urias, Glover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: It’s win now move? Can you win now? If so, you know what you need to do, you take Goldy

  22. Leah says:
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    Is it worth dropping Victor Martinez to pick up Pujols? Thanks, Grey!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Leah: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leah: Agree with F

  23. Xhibit says:
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    Yo Grey –

    Looking forward to the second half and your daily write ups. I have a glut of bench bats as I sit in 3rd place in my 12 team 6×6 Yahoo league (OBP, Holds, QS).

    I am struggling in RBIs and can also can ground in steals, HRs, Ks, and QS. I would like a bat upgrade or SP. Who would you try to package for someone like Machado, Lindor, Greinke or Kluber?

    C – B. Posey
    1B – F. Freeman
    2B – R. Odor
    3B – A. Rendon
    SS – Z. Cozart
    OF – M. Betts
    OF – G. Polanco
    OF – M. Smith
    Util – J. Turner
    Util – J. Smoak
    B – S. Marte
    B – Y. Alonso
    B – C. Frazier
    B – E. Nunez

    SP – R. Hill
    SP – J. Berrios
    SP – M. Pineda
    SP – J. Gray
    SP – I. Nova
    RP – K. Jansen
    RP – F. Rivero
    RP – K. Giles
    P – A. Miller
    P – D. Betances
    B – M. Bush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Xhibit: Gain ground in steals if you can, it’s easiest… Trade someone like Berrios for Hamilton…Marte/Alonso for Greinke or Kluber? Would someone do that? Throw in Polanco?

  24. Matty says:
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    In an offense heavy head to head redraft where my corners and outfield and utility spot and bench are some combination of Freeman, Rendon, Bellinger, Sunday Santana, Souza, and Smoak, would you ship any of them for Samar-phabet soup?
    Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matty: The last 3 if i needed pitching…I’d offer Souza, Santana then Smoak in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Agree with F

  25. Bernie B says:
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    Trade Senzel for S. Perez in a 16-team, OPS dynasty?

  26. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Alex Wood + Sano enough to land Rizzo?

  27. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    1. My Harrison for his Mazara?
    2. My Harrison and J Dyson for his Hamilton.

    Which sides you like? Fair enough?

  28. DanJ1114 says:
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    10 team league H2H, trying to make a late playoff push

    C McCann SP Cueto
    1B Cabrera SP Severino
    2B Dee Gordon SP Jimmy Nelson
    3B Rendon SP Clevinger
    SS Seager SP Gray
    OF Trout SP Nova
    OF Blackmon RP Herrera
    OF Giancarlo RP Reed
    OF Marwin Gonzalez RP Dyson
    OF Steven Souza
    UTIL Justin Turner
    UTIL Travis Shaw
    Bench Justin Bour
    Bench Rougned Odor
    Bench Yasiel Puig

    Should I trade Corey Seager for Villar, Paxton, and Manaea to improve my pitching down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DanJ1114: Sounds like a decent gamble

  29. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Need Ks & Svs & was offered Betances, Oh (I own Rosenthal) & Dahl for Grienke. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert Schroeder: Not bad but I think you could get a closer who is on less shaky ground than Oh. Would suck to trade Greinke and have Oh lose his job in a month.

  30. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Please rank pham, pujols, and c Davis Ros for obp league. Thanks!!!

  31. OaktownSteve says:
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    Play ball!

    Keys to my second half: Trumbo power surge, Bellinger not falling off cliff, very scary arm health (Paxton, Hill, McCullers).

    Did you cause any commotion at The Castle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I used Julia Morgan’s brush to itch my back and they didn’t like that — I need Robbie Ray to keep chugging!

  32. Gus Pike says:
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    Had Trea Turner. Lost Trea Turner’s wrist.

    Replacements are: Arcia, H. Perez, Semien

    Best pickup?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gus Pike: Arcia for speed/ Semien for power

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Semien could steal just as many bases as Arcia ros, , and has a much better spot in the order

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Slappy Jack: For the 2 seasons Semien has had over 500 ABs, hes never stolen more than 11 bases so i would disagree with you there

          • Slappy Jack says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: we can disagree, sure
            I was just pointing out they are both good for 5-7 sb ros.
            Imo
            With seimen in a position to produce more sb attempts and gain counting stats.
            Arcia is a better bet for avg, not sb

  33. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    What do you think about G. Cole tonight against STL? SoN likes him (12.2), but I’m close to dropping the friggin guy to waivers. Should I give it a shot with him tonight?

    Also, SoN is pretty rough on Berrios tonight @HOU (-14.1), and that’s understandable given the rough matchup . . . but I’m on a fence between which of the two pitchers I’ve mentioned in this comment should be on my bench tonight.

    Love yas!!!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @sportivetricks: Start Cole and I could go either way on Berrios depending on the situation

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Thanks JeF. Thinking I’ll sit Berrios tonight as he did okay-but-meh against HOU at home last time he had them.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @sportivetricks: Start Cole and sit Berrios. Trust the SoN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Hey you! Agree with F, but would not start Berrios

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Word. Thanks to all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

    C Martin
    1B Votto
    2B Odor
    SS Story
    3B Rendon
    OF Harper
    OF Bellinger
    OF Thames
    UTL Marte
    BN Villar
    BN Conforto

    SP Strasburg, Carrasco, Paxton, McCullers, Hill, Nola, Nova
    RP Holland, Diaz, Rivero, Bush
    DL Erod

    1) With Marte coming back from his suspension next week, looking to move a hitter. Who would you look to move? I’m thinking Conforto or Thames. My strength is HR/R/OBP and weakness is SB, hence picking up Marte a couple weeks ago.

    2) How would you rank Kuechel, Quintana, Berrios, A Sanchez, Hamels, Hendricks, E Santana ROS as a trade target?

    3) So far I have offers of Bellinger for Kuechel and Thames for Berrios…any of these strike your fancy? What would you try?

    Thanks!

  35. Cram It says:
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    Is Jay not active in ‘Perts? I was working up a trade offer but he still has Headley in his lineup. So I don’t want to waste my efforts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: You have to ping him to ask

  36. Drewbaca says:
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    By next year, will Moncada have 2b eligibility? Going by yahoo, he’s only 3B. Where will he play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drewbaca: I’d guess he will play at 2B unless there’s trades

      • Drewbaca says:
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        @Grey:

        Out of contention, would you trade a $67 Altuve for a $6 Moncada and a $1Acuna?

        Already have Devers, McMahon, Rodgers, Hoskins, Rosario and Fisher. Too many rookies for my team next year? All under contract until end of 2019 season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  37. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra hitting categories being OBP and SLG. Who would you drop to activate Chris Davis off the DL: Mitch Haniger, Scott Schebler, Javier Baez or Joey Gallo?

      • Smell The Glove says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Realized that I still have another player in my other DL spot that was activated before the ASB. So now if I drop Gallo, I would need another drop to activate Davis! Which of the remaining would you drop: Schebler, Baez or Hanover?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haniger

  38. Boobies and balloon knots says:
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    16 team Rendon and bradley jr for machado. Thx!

  39. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Great stuff, as usual, Grey. Re Seager: “… not a great fantasy player unless he’s hitting 35 homers.” I do not understand. The dude has always hit, everywhere. Yes, not 35 homers, but c’mon, he’s a shortstop! A 23-YEAR-OLD SHORTSTOP! I don’t have him anywhere, but I’d take him. Is it personal? Did he cut the line at Whole Foods?

  40. MaysHays says:
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    Awesome as always…Machado seems like a clear buy-low if possible, been offered Manny (qualifies at SS) for Story, Bour and Robles.

    Are you high enough on Story/Bour in the 2nd half to not do that?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MaysHays: Take Manny

    • MaysHays says:
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      @MaysHays: 12-team dynasty if that makes a difference re: Robles…I also have Acuna, Verdugo, Bader, so I’m stacked at OF prospects.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @MaysHays: Yeah still take Manny easy

  41. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto and I’m all set w steals – what side do you like:

    I give: Hamilton/Cespedes

    I get: J.Nelson, Kimbrel, D.Salazar

    Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jimmy Jack James: Fair, Depends on needs (pitching vs hitting)…

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks – as Grey mentioned in the top 100 article, I worry about Yo – think this could be a bit of a lost year for him, at least in terms of his normal production.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jimmy Jack James: I hope not as a Met fan….although it doesn’t matter much at this point anyway

  42. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Great stuff Lothario of the Fantasy Master varietal! 12-team, deep bench, 5×5 (OBP)… Would you add Pujols over C Santana, J Turner, R Healy for ROS? Thanks Grey!

    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: Two more if it’s alright?!! 11-team, 6×6 (Hits, OBP), short bench, NEED ALL CATEGORIES, but could lose some OBP points…
      1.) Lose one of Gennett, A Simmons, DeJong
      2.) Lose one of Dyson, Altherr, Reddick

      Thanks again!

        • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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          @Grey: Thanks! And I think everyone should “agree with poop”!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So true!

  43. Steven Henn says:
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    I need 4 SP options for the short weekly lineups from the following:
    M Montgomery @ Bal
    Hammel vs Tex
    Privetta @ Mil
    JC Ramierez vs TB
    Corbin @ Atl
    Lugo vs Col
    Folty vs Ari
    Hoffman @ NYM
    Chatwood @ NYM

  44. PHIL says:
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    who has the better side of the trade valencia/davies for avisail garcia/newcomb ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PHIL: Avisail side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Agree with F

  45. Bucktail30 says:
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    Meant to ask Ralph yesterday, wasn’t sure if he’d still reply on his post from yesterday. Maybe you can help.

    Dynasty keep forever OBP league.

    I have stashed Ron Acuna all year long. Do I cash in now or hold on for the ride?

    Seems like his value may never be higher in a league like mine.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bucktail30: Depends who you can get.

      • bucktail says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: George Springer, Madison Bumgarner, Joey Votto

        Looking at packaging Starling Marte and Acuna for one of those. Any not fair or unreasonable?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @bucktail: I’d go for Springer or Votto but would hold on Bum

  46. Andrew says:
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    Would you send Wood packing for Cano in return? I have Schoop but not 100% convinced, and fairly deep in pitching.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Andrew: Your’e fine with Schoop, is that where you need help the most? Trade wood for a spot you need help with.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Andrew: Be convinced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Schoop’s been good for 2 years

  47. Mcgaffer12 says:
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    Gotta drop someone:

    Crush Davis
    Matt Adams
    Trey Mancini

    Just seems like Davis is the guy in a head to head league. With power up this year, his allure is greatly dimmed with the bad average and streakiness….

  48. Yager says:
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    Looking to target three of these guys in one trade. I would give Kipnis, Reynolds, Minor, and Wood. I would get Hanley, Odor, Lilly, and Vizcaino. Thoughts there? Also tossed around adding Brach on his side.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Yager: Who is Lilly?

      • Yager says:
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        @Cram It: Haha! For some reason my brain malfunctioned and turned Rich Hill to Ted Lilly…. it’s been a long week.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Yager: I would take the Hanley side.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Agree with Cram

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Yager: Ha..Its fairish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yager: Haha, Agree with others

  49. Robert says:
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    1. Is Benitendi for Keuchel a fair offer?
    2. Is Story, Chapman and Thames for Machado a fair offer?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: Sure on both.

  50. TroutsStoutRout says:
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    10 team H2H Categories

    Corey Seager for Villar, Paxton, and Manaea?

    Current pitchers are Cueto, Severino, Jimmy Nelson, Clevinger, Gray, Nova

  51. Los Putos says:
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    Disco Stu doesnt advertise.

  52. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Devers worth an add? Thoughts on him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ryanoger: He’s good.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @ryanoger: Wait for him to get called up (probably September). Doubt the Red Sox call him up to be their everyday 3rd baseman. He’s really good though.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Slimcompoop: @ryanoger: I think he’s in Boston within the next few weeks. He’s a better player than Todd Frazier right now. No reason for the to screw around, and all it costs them is a 40 man spot.

  53. Goldirocks says:
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    5×5 roto. Standard categories…your best guess ROS as better bench bat for occasional fill-in at SS … H Perez or B Miller?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Goldirocks: Miller. Let me know if either one made a difference at the end of the year.

      • Goldirocks says:
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        @Cram It:
        Ha ya! 6 of one; half dozen of the other I guess?
        Thx guys!

  54. Thorbs says:
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    Good stuff as always!

    12-team dynasty, 10×10 so “professional” hitters are of more value..been offered Pedroia for my Folty. I’ve got Odor, Kinsler, Story and Semien at MI/2B/SS. I’ve got Klubot, J Monty, JV, Tanaka, Duffy, Pivetta, Folty, Cueto as my SP.

    Pull the trigger? Dusty would get slotted in to UTIL or 2B if Kinsler/Odor keep scuffling.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Thorbs: No, Folty has too much potential in a keeper.

  55. BayOfPuigs says:
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    Yonder, Ian Kinsler, and Duffy for Miggy and Odor, thoughts? I’m the number one team and after this 3 for 2 I’d pick up Rich Hill from WW.

  56. Marcus Lansdell says:
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    Thank you for this as always Grey!

    I need steals. I’ve made trade offers for both Dee Gordon or Billy Hamilton for my Alex Wood. You think it would be a fair trade for either of them or should I ask for more. Again, I need steals pretty badly. Thanks!

  57. MikeZ says:
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    Reddick or maybin ROS? 12 team 5×5 roto with no bench. Currently winning this league (barely) on strong pitching. I’m in first place with steals, but there are 4 teams within 11 steals of me. Need to catch up in all my other hitting categories.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MikeZ: I’d keep Maybin for the steals since it sounds close as it is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ: Agree with F

  58. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, how is hitter tron and streamonator going to work for next week? I try weekly hitting plan and next week pitchers won’t populate.

  59. Fogimon says:
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    Would you start Aaron Sanchez @ DET tonight in a weekly league?

    With only 3 games on tap for weekly locks, it is tough to find enough pitchers going!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  60. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, couple of questions here.

    In one keeper league, I’m out of competition for this year. I got offered Manny Machado for my Trea Turner + Benitendi. What do you think about it?

    Secondly, in a year where I need saves and I’m first overall, I got offered Raisiel + Degrom for Segura. My other 2B is odor and SS correa. I prefer Segura and I am winning by a good margin, but this seems like the right deal to me.

  61. Negatto says:
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    I need to drop 1 out of these 3, who goes packing?

    Conforto
    Zimmer
    Piscotty

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Negatto: Piscotty for me. hes not giving much of anything this year

  62. lwomack58 says:
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    Currently have Mancini as bench bat-do you like any of these over him-
    Margot, Haniger, Puig, Fowler, Bregman, Franco, Suarez or O. Herrera?

    Looking for best overall player.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: Bregman for me…more upside

    • Fogimon says:
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      @lwomack58: ranking; Puig, Franco, Haniger, ODH, Mancini, Bregman, Suarez, Margot, Fowler

    • Grey

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      @lwomack58: I’d go Margot, just go with a hot bat

  63. Fogimon says:
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    Will Matt Adams find regular at bats the rest of the season?

  64. Fogimon says:
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    Starting Aaron Sanchez tonight @ DET?

    In a weekly lock league with only 3 games, it is hard to find enough starting pitchers

  65. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    T.J. for Pineda

    • Fogimon says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Rather have Pineda. T.J. too ordinary

      • knucks says:
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        @Fogimon: Was this a Tommy Joseph remark? Trying to decide how clever this comment was.

        • Fogimon says:
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          @knucks: Yes…… a Tommy Joseph remark. As a former Pineda owner, I can laugh about this sort of thing.

          But I do sympathize with current Pineda owners. I do. At least now you don’t have to wonder about whether to start him or not.

  66. David Tarnowski Jr says:
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    5 x5 AL only

    Lost Jose Q to NL trade.

    I need a starter Anibal or Ian Kennedy the rest of the year?

  67. Homer "D'Oh" Bailey says:
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    disco stu doesn’t advertise

    • David Tarnowski Jr says:
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      I am leaning Anibal….better off maybe snag more wins

  68. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Pineda getting Tommy John surgery??????? True?

    • David Tarnowski Jr says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: Thats the news.

    • Cram It says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: That’d be an awful prank if all of those Google results were lies.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: no, its Tommy Joseph.

      Fake News!

  69. James Denniston says:
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    I need to trade Trout because I can’t keep him. The best players I can get back are either Machado or Betts and can keep either for 2018 – 2021. Which should I take?

  70. henncoop says:
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    Pineda out with a partial UCL tear?? Adjust accordingly

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: ugh sorry for the repeat

  71. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Should I deal Segura, Rendon and Godley for Machado and Cano?

  72. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    It’s crazy how much people love Quintana all of a sudden. It was like I woke up in an alternate universe where guys with WHIPs of 1.25 are aces.

    Is it possible the corrections in Wood’s mechanics and release point have led to less strain on his body? I’m not backing off of him as a top 5 guy. You can’t differentiate his breaking ball vs his off-speed until it’s too late. Oh and he’s killing ants at rates that make Keuchel blush.

    I’m holding my Wood and I’m not sharing.

    • David Tarnowski Jr says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Agreed, I got Quintana extremely cheap in my auction, but yeah he is pedestrian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: You’ll back off Wood being top 5 once he’s skipped or “DL”d in August

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: You sound like Dieterle on my twitter timeline yesterday. I mean if you want me to rank pitchers who aren’t pitching as good based on the public’s perception, it will save me some time. I’ll copy CBS’ hehehehe.

        • Grey

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          Think the fact a pitcher will likely not pitch the full rest of the year should play into how he’s perceived present day…

  73. Sean says:
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    Looks like I lucked out on my Pineda, Cueto, and Leake for his JD, Odorizzi, and Zimmermann trade the other day. Thanks Cram for the advice to finally pulling that trigger to get JD.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean: Cool, good deal.

  74. Nightmare! says:
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    Kemp or Desmond ROS?

  75. Andy Dwyer says:
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    If I have Rendon, Healy, Gurriel and Bregman, should I deal Rendon for JD? OF is Trumbo, Duvall, Carlos Santana, Tapia Desmond, Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  76. Citizen5 says:
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    Grey, posted a comment in the forum, please advise when you have a chance. Or should I post it here instead? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Post here

      • Citizen5 says:
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        @Grey: Just lost J. Ross (DL) and Pineda (likely for the season) and need a couple of pick ups in the SP area.
        Couple of Qs…

        1) Which TWO would you add from this FA SP pool for Quality Starts and Ks. It’s not pretty but I need some warm bodies.

        Clevinger
        Bailey
        Suter
        Kuhl
        Pivetta
        Dickey
        Gausman
        Cahill
        Urena
        Feldman

        2) Drop Andriese and add Ross to DL spot? Or drop Ross?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Clevinger, Cahill… Drop Ross

  77. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Segura for Jansen? Need saves. Keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  78. henncoop says:
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    1) Need to drop one of Moreland, K Seager & Bregman
    2) Is Tapia going to get enough ABs to make him worthwhile in weekly lineups???

    Thanks & have a good weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland 2. Nope thanks

  79. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Fighting for a playoff spot with six weeks to go. Currently have Orlando Arcia at SS and Yonder Alonso at UTIL. An owner “selling” offered me Schoop and Moustakas for Carrasco. I do have a plethora of starting pitching, but I’m thinking the “upgrade” isn’t worth Carrasco. Appreciate your thoughts. You’re the poop.

    • Grey

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      Doesn’t sound worth it

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I agree. Would you swap Cole and Arcia for Schoop? I think it’s meh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kinda meh

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Have a good weekend! Pablo Sandoval sucks! Dude just got DFA’d and will walk away with 95M for playing 166 games and being terrible.

            • Grey

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              Sounds like Sandoval won that in a landslide

  80. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    10-team H2H w/ OPS. I’m in first but I probably need a near-ace to stay in the mix. Trade my Lamb for his Wood? I have power at CI elsewhere. Fair at least? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. John Holden says:
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    12 team h2h 7 player keeper league.
    Give Syndergard, Boegarts and Paxton. Get machado.
    Too much?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  82. dfrench23 says:
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    Keeper league. $5 Bregman for non-keeper Segura. My MI is Peraza/Brad Miller depending on the week so Segura is an upgrade.

    I think Bregman is worth more….what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good to win this year, Bregman should be a nice keeper for future years tho

      • dfrench23 says:
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        @Grey: It is a 2-year keeper league. This is year one for Bregman so I would “only” miss out on next season.

        Thanks!

  83. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I know you hate Jordan Montgomery (jealous), but are you running him out there today at friendly Fenway? The Sox can mash, but they have never faced Montgomery. Risk it in a 12-team 5×5 mixer?

    Baseball is Back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  84. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    There is a team that has an embarrassment of riches at SP, but hurting for saves and is looking for a 2B (currently Happ is in the role). I have Murphy and Carpenter available and Giles, Iglesias, Rivero, Betances in RP; my hope is to package Peralta, 2B and RP for two SP (or a straight up deal, if more prudent).

    His SP is Strasburg, Grienke, Cueto, Price, Berrios, Nova, Newcomb, Leake.

    What package would you come up with, given what we each have? My SP is currently Yu, Lester, Duffy, Peacock, Sanchez, J. Montgomery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp/Giles for Stras or Greinke?

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  85. Ben says:
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    Holliday and E. Nunez coming off the DL. 12 team OBP keeper league.

    I am dropping Asdrubal Cabrera and also need to drop either Carlos Gomez or Joc Pederson. Which do I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        Also, would you trade A. Rendon (keeper, potentially for next 2 years) for Votto (not a keeper) if trying to win this year?

        14.5 pts out of first need to make up ground in HR, RBI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Ben says:
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            @Grey: How about Knebel (keeper) for Starling Marte (non keeper)?

            I have Knebel ($10 keeper for next year), Britton, Chapman, Herrera and A. Vizcaino (DL)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Marte

  86. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I need RBI’s and HR’s
    Am I out of line for offering
    Quintana and Cozart or Quintana and Manaea for Sano
    Your thoughts
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, try it

  87. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey et al,
    Do you like Acuna or Brinson more for this year? Keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson, acuna for future

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Cool. a couple more quick ones

        1.i have to drop a sp to activate bumgarner. Who would you drop out of Salazar, T.Walker, B.McCarthy. It is a keeper league if that affects your choice.

        2.Who is the drop out of T.Frazier, A.Pujols, M.Conforto, L.Cain. same league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar… Conforto

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Damn. Just remembered that Salazar was already on the DL. So one of McCarthy/Walker.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Walker

  88. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on dealing Segura and Rendon for Arenado and JD? I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds wonderful

  89. Steve Stevenson says:
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    NL-only keeper, keep 10, I’m within striking distance this year and could most readily move up by adding SAGNOF (both kinds) and a solid SP. 2 options on the table:

    1. Bid aggressively on Quintana (who I lost from my AL team). I have enough salary cap room to get him, BUT it means he has to be one of my keepers at whatever I bid (my guess is it takes $30+ to get him) and thus I let go someone I would’ve otherwise kept (like a $5 Swanson or $2 ToJo).

    2. Pursue a trade. The team with an expensive Scherzer is out of it, and he also has an expensive Marte and a cheap Felipe Rivero for SV. This would probably mean I have to build a package around my $5 Bellinger and a couple other mid-tier keepers ($1 Broxton and the like) and hope my power lead holds.

    3. Stand pat: I just got J. Gray back and picked up L. Castillo a couple weeks ago, so my SP #s may naturally improve, and I also just got Freeman back which could mean a point or 3 improvement between AVG and RBI.

    So, do you like Option 1, Option 2, Both or Option 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 or 2

  90. Robert says:
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    Do you think Trea Turner is back late Aug?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  91. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m not really able to buy Machado very low, but he’s still on my wishlist.

    Which side do you like?

    Machado / Votto / David Price
    Or
    Springer / Lindor / Benintendi

    As always, thanks man

    • Worm Burner says:
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      @Worm Burner: I apologize…….redraft league

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Worm Burner:close – personally keep springer side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side

  92. bear of the schwarb says:
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    hey man

    need to activate nunez off the dl

    who is the safe drop in a shallow redraft?

    Lorenzo Cain or Archie Bradley

    thanks

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @bear of the schwarb: Bradley but be prepared to pick him back up when Rodney goes/blows

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @bear of the schwarb: Bradley but be prepared to pick him back up when Rodney goes/blows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  93. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the help earlier today. I had another question for you; a team in my league lost Pineda and now has three SP. I want to ask for Cruz/Miller in exchange for my Benintendi/SP.

    Current SP is Yu, Lester, Duffy, Peacock, Sanchez, J. Montgomery and RP is Giles, Rivero, Iglesias, Betances, Bradley.

    What package of SP do you think gets the deal done for the lowest cost to me? My hope is to flip an RP (Miller or otherwise) to upgrade my SP and HR/RBI have quite a bit of points up for grabs. I love some Benintendi, but Marte returning makes him somewhat expendable for a reliable power source.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  94. Matt says:
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    Don’t have a SS after trading mine away…Didi, Arcia, Cozart and DeJong are best available free agents. My OF is Stanton, Braun, Marte, Pham and Reddick (start 3). Looking for your thoughts on this offer I just got.

    My Starling Marte and Lester
    For
    His Villar and Fulmer

    Better to gamble on Villar, or keep Marte and grab one of the free agents above. Thanks for the excellent work!

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Story is also available…he just got dropped. 10 team, standard 5×5 h2h.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pick up Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great… pickup Cozart

  95. Bill Brasky says:
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    Start any of these dudes tonight?

    J. Gray @ NYM (SON 0.4)
    D. Straily vs. LAD (SON -1.5)
    Verlander vs. TOR (SON 2.9)

    • Bill Brasky says:
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      @Bill Brasky:

      H2H league if it matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  96. Mookie Dookie says:
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    Would you trade Schebler for S.Gray? Wt about Puig? Who first? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Puig first

  97. mike says:
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    please rank ROS
    conforto ,logan Morrison, or Corey Dickerson
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just did midseason rankings

  98. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey whats up.. I see that Darvish is ranked high but i don’t have him. Should i offer Lynn, Vargas, Gio or Vargas? I was thinking Lynn first but let me know what you think. Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lynn

  99. mike says:
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    chris taylor ,merrifield, or Arcia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  100. Syllogism says:
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    Hello Greyman …

    I’ve been overrun this year, but the articles of you and the Ralph have allowed me to keep up with the cool kids.

    2nd year of our dynasty league … roster 30 (plus 5 DL and 5 NA) … year 2- keep 24 (total) & draft 6, year 3- keep 25 & draft 5 … until we keep 30 and have no draft, just waiver wire and trades. FAAB of $100 this year, but adjusting up next year. I’ve got $34 FAAB remaining.

    Yahoo … Dynasty … H2H … 20 (twenty) teams … roster 30 + 5 DL + 5 NA … can adjust bench daily … delay of 1 day for ww. Scoring … matchup win wins 1 point (so if you win all cats or 50%+1, same one-point).

    Hitting: R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, XBH …………….. Pitching: W, SV, K’s, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. I’m in first with a record of 10-1-4.

    C – Cervelli ………………………………………….. SP Scherzer
    1B – Miggy ………………………………………….. SP JA Happ
    2B – Ian Happ ………………………………………. SP Vargas
    SS – Bogaerts ………………………………………. SP Ervin Santana
    3B – Longoria ………………………………………. SP Corbin
    MI – Merrifield …………………………………….. RP Wade Davis
    CI – Castellanos ………………………………….. RP S-Oh!
    RF – Morales ……………………………………. RP Addy Reed
    CF – LoCain ……………………………………. P Green (NYY)
    LF – Braun ……………………………………. P Danny Barnes
    OF – Span ……………………………………. P Erasmo Ramirez
    UT – Chris Taylor ………………………….. P Gossett
    BN – Ty Wade
    BN – Austin Barnes
    BN – Beltran
    BN – Jose Pirela
    BN – Voit
    BN – Brett Phillips

    DL – Adam Eaton …………………………………. DL Ryu
    DL – Austin Jackson ……………………………… DL Graveman
    NA – Rowdy Tellez ……………………………….. DL Iwakuma
    NA – Harrison Bader …………………………….. NA Hunter Harvey
    ………………………………………………………… NA Rowdy Tellez

    FA pool .. really nothing to speak of.

    1) I have bought into Merrifield, C Taylor, Pirela as a good shot at keeping FT ABs. How do you see these three for RoS? Dynasty Value?

    2) I have been getting hella flirtation for Castellanos and Ian Happ. Casty has had a great hard-hit rate all year and I’m buying that the real Casty is closer to the 2016 pre-DL guy than his first half this year. I have been holding hard/pushing-big-value for trading those guys ….
    … Castellanos, Ian Happ, Green, 2nd (of 5) Round … for … Posey, Lance Lynn, Tulo/Yuli, 4th (of 5) Round. I’m feeling that with an oldish type team, I’d be giving up too much. Am I holding on too hard?
    … Castellanos, Merrifield, Corbin/Graveman, Ty Wade …. for … Posey, Lynn … is my offer too light?

    3) My Longoria + $10 FAAB … for … Josh Harrison, Brault …. I like both Harr/Brault, but I don’t like the FAAB and I don’t think those too are quite enough. Again … holding on too tight?

    4) I saw Santana and Vargas as having good years … but not *THIS* good. Knowing that there’s regression coming … do you see train-wreck revision or just closer to their historical game-over-game performance?
    – I’d like to package one of them with a hitter and see about getting an SP upgrade (avoid the regression, not an SP who would outperform their YTD).
    … Of the two, which would you move?

    5) … da last … …I’m too top-heavy on hitters, some of which I see resolving when my DL players return (or through trades). DL and NAs I expect to become active …. Ryu, Graveman, Iwakuma, Bader.
    … which four bottom roster guys (would you drop … including the four returning) (I’d find it easier in a redraft league, but I struggle with Dynasty valuations).

    Ya, it’s a lot … would appreciate a grind through. Kinda like all my questions from spring-training to today rolled into one (ish).

    Really appreciated.

    • Syllogism says:
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      @Syllogism: Sweet hay-sooss … that post was way longer than I expected. Sorry dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Taylor 2. Happ side 3. Not good 4. They’ll be near 3.75 ERA guys 5. Pirela, Voit, Phillips, Bader

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: Thanks muchly!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. Kyle says:
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    So is giving up Bellinger, Conforto, and Wood not “buying low” on Machado and Knebel?

    Am I giving up too much? Machado or Bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just did 2nd half rankings

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: Preach! And thanks for that redirect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. henncoop says:
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    Any word on Pham or Desmond being healthy & ready to play …anyone??
    Would be appreciated ….Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

      • Brett Johnson says:
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        @Grey: Pham is in the lineup tonight!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet!

  103. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Earlier I had asked for a ranking of a few starters and you copied a link to you’re second half top 100, however only Kuechel (#55) was part of the list. How would you rank the rest: Berrios, Quintana, Hendricks, A Sanchez, Hamels

    2) Would you trade Thames for any of the aforementioned pitchers? Very strong in OBP/HR (weak in SB hence keeping Marte) so looking to move a hitter to add to my pitching staff.

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames is in the rankings… berrios, Quintana

  104. lwomack58 says:
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    Owings and J. Montgomery for JD Martinez a fair offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For you

  105. Sport says:
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    One of my favorite posts of the year! Next to Ralph’s mid season prospect rankings!!!!

    Give McCullers for Aroldis in a 15 team roto? Makes sense in a redraft league but I can keep McCullers for next year which leads to the real question and that is where do you for see McCullers ranking for 2018? You have him 59 in the mid season.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  106. chris pierce says:
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    Rivero PIT or Robertson CHI ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero

  107. Cheese says:
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    Do you think Alex Wood gets relegated to the bullpen at all if he doesn’t get hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  108. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Sorting out my 2B. currently have Owings while Castro was on the DL. Per your top 100, I’m good to drop Castro when he’s back off the DL and stick with Owings?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man. 12 team keeper league, got offered corey seager ($9 plus 3 for every year), marte (unkeepable) and souza for my springer (14 plus 3) and domingo (7 plus 3 for every year). Two categories are obp and average and I’m getting trout back, I turn this down right? It’s h2h categories and springer is the 4th OF and domingo is the 8th in this scoring. Thanks and keel up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turn down

  110. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Final trade for you … I received Machado and Ozuna … I give up Segura and Rendon … worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  111. John says:
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    Hi,

    Thoughts on Peacock, Schebler, and Robbie Ray for Cespedes and Samardzija?

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis side

  112. Scrapski says:
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    Hi Grey
    Better Ros?
    Quintana
    Or
    Clevinger
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  113. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey what do you think about a my Polanco for his Story swap? I have Didi at short but Story could be an upgrade if he breaks out of his slump and I have StarMart coming back from SSPD.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Fascinating as ever!

    15 team OBP roto, thinkingbif iffereing this:
    Give: Bryant and M Carpenter
    Get: Manny and Z Greinke

    Your thoughts?

    I will start with JBJ and work up to Carpenter if needed but wanted to get your thoughts on worst case scenario!

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Trade works for me

  115. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Are you still up on Story even though he’s not starting today.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give him a few

  116. Beastman says:
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    Friday fun day trade offers! 16 team H2H, 6×6 keeper. Looking to strengthen my playoff claim before tomorrow’s trade deadline.

    What say you?

    1. Give $3 Trea for non-keepers Mookie and Godley. Mookie replaces Domingo Santana as my 3rd OF, Santana to bench.

    2. Give Trea and Cueto for Sale, godley, faria, holland? (Trea is the only keeper). All about the SP depth since anyone even close to a mediocre SP is owned.

    3. Hold Trea and perform daily rain dances that he returns in time for playoffs?

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds good if you can win 2. Depends what you need, Betts or Sale?

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. In a good spot, prob 2nd/3rd best team out of 16.

        Offense is solid with C Ramos, 1B Hosmer, 2B Merrifield, 3B Rendon, SS Arcia, OFs Harper, Trout, and Inciarte, and DH is Domingo. If I got Betts, Domingo goes to the bench.

        SPs are Cueto, Wood, Manaea, Urena, Hendricks, E Rod, Montgomery, Chavez, Nova, Snell, and Hellickson. Again, 16 teams, so everyone has their fair share of schmoes.

        Don’t really have a need for a better OF, though I doubt Domingo is this good in the 2nd half. SP depth definitely improved with Sale, Godley, and Faria.

        Hmm, Sale looking like the move? Still unsure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You look like you could use Sale

  117. Chicken Shack says:
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    Looks like Holliday back tonight and Desmond on Saturday.

    Would you drop Pillar or Ellesbury for pitching depth ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury

  118. Stream Weaver says:
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    Drop Pujols or Kepler when Desmond is activated Saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  119. JP says:
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    Send Freeman/Straily for DeGrom/Arenado (could possibly replace Arenado w/ Kershaw)?

    Keeper contract league, only Freeman/Straily are keepable for next year

    • JP says:
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      @JP: HxH Cat league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, depends what you need

  120. Brian says:
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    Is it worth streaming Tyler Chatwood tomorrow against the Mets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  121. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Last question…would you rather trade Thames for Berrios or Thames/Nova for Kuechel? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  122. Crime Dog says:
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    Archer for Chapman if you need saves and have top 2 SP in league..h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: does sure mean unfair? Haha if so which [email protected]Grey: does sure mean unfair? Haha if so which way

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @Crime Dog: oh yep Chapman is hurt

  123. Matthew Baumer says:
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    Would you deal Trea Turner and Thames for Altuve in dynasty?

    I have Russell and Asdrubal/Solarte as 2B and SS (No MI or CI, 3 OF and 1UT)

    5×5 obp and have Adames coming up soon for SS too

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  124. J-Money says:
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    What up Grey,

    Love some Friday night baseball…in a 12 team k/9, who do you prefer? Folty or Fiers?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  125. What's a Drexl? says:
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    tale of 2 COL influenced teams. both are OBP over AVG with hits and total bases added. and saves only.
    1. 12 team.
    C hedges
    1B rizzo
    2B odor
    SS peraza (2B/SS/OF, he was just dropped right when my treat urner went down, best steals guy with multi positions i could find easily)
    3B lamb
    OF (3) souza/braun/cargo 2 (TEX)
    util (2) c-sant/brocktune
    BN martin (C/3B backup)/story
    DL chisenhall/treat urner (only 2 DL spots too)
    with this pat valaika weirdness over story, and it sounds like kela is back soon i activated kela.
    for a total of 4 RP slots i have:
    RP norris/osuna/leclerc/strickland/kela
    with 4 moves left on 10 game week in yahoo drop strickland (or leclerc in while kela’s not yet back, but it’s a few games it sounds like) for valaika? at least that way IF in fact story is done i’m protected.

    2. 14 teams
    C zunino
    1B myers
    2B villar
    SS galvis
    3B longo
    OF (3) trout/stanton/souza
    util (2) maybin/altherr
    BN tapia/b.miller (1B/2B/SS)
    DL desmond (1B/OF)
    NA hoskins
    drop tapia right when desmond gets back tomorrow, it appears tapia is losing time to parra already anyway.

    3. same as in #2. any of these over altherr: avisail/kepler/valencia?

    4. same as in #2. or here grab valaika too (over altherr) in case he keeps this job, later if he does drop galvis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yup 3. Meh, Garcia, I guess if he’s playing 4. Nah

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: i make the avisail dropping tapia move (later to drop altherr for a SP, or when e-rod is back) and then i see that avisail vs altherr are nearly
        identical in OPS, and Runs + RBI’s per at bat on the year, the season to date OPS and ROS OPS rater has them both nearly identical too, so i’m pissed at myself for having used one of only 4/10th of moves left for next 10 days (i added hoskins, tapia back on the 10th and some RP), but NOW i got lucky, altherr appears hurt, so it looks like i DID need to make this move. i’m now rooting for a DL stint on altherr. altherr had a few more HR and steals, but today avisail nearly tied up the steals.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Altherr looks hurt so yeah

  126. The Harrow says:
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    well now we see why the pineda breakout stopped pretty much right on a dime a bit back. and i love how they don’t even pretend to mention when the injury occurred. let me guess, it was somewhere between june 2-14th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: NYY rep: “well as far as we can tell he woke up today with a torn elbow tendon”. it’s still better than LAA, at he least it wasn’t called “dehydration” for 2 full days first.

        BROCKTUNE. VERY NEARLY just HR’d to far right field pole, then 1 or 2 pitches later BARELY misses the top of the wall in right center. and he F’d up, he was HR trotting so it’s not a triple.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @The Harrow: and then very stupidly walks back to 3rd base and gets tagged out, wasn’t even looking at molina while doing this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Brocktune!

  127. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    Harrison on my bench and I have beenunsuccessful trying to trade him, even 2-1. Some all star!

    my RPs are Holland, Melancon and Maurer…..would you drop Harrison for a speculative add like Viz? Decent holds guy if Johnson stays with Atlanta and if he becomes the closer, I wonder if he would be a nice addition if Maurer plunges or is traded, Melancon is babied along given the Giants situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. MB says:
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    I just got the headline, nice. Almost as good as the write up, almost

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  129. primetime says:
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    Trade for Ender or Kris Davis or both? I would need to move or drop players in the deal.

    Asking price not too bad for next year. Davis a 7th rd and Ender an 8th rd.

    We have to keep bench players, league rules.

    Thoughts?

    Grandal
    Freeman
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Seager
    Bellinger
    Jone A
    Cruz
    Marte

    Hosmer
    LeMiehiu
    Moncada
    Arcia
    Bradley
    Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ender, but you don’t look like you need him

  130. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    bird has “excessive bone growth in his foot” in the injured spot. while this sounds like a bad mutant power, both my parents had similar, in their cases it was from small frequent injuries in the large toe area, mother from wearing dress shoes for years, father from numerous sports injuries over decades (basketball/soccer/baseball). often it’s the body overcompensating in calcium in the injured part(s) of the foot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  131. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    WHAT happened to torenado, is the manager at COL town just giving up today down 7? he wasn’t hit by a pitch, but was removed to allow valaika and story to both be in at same time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please let him be okay

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: there’s no news about this, nor any note on the espn box score page, and usually by now there would be if in fact injured.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly just left early due to blow out

  132. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    piscotty AND grichuk hurt at same time, this might be bader time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, should’ve grabbed him in my NL-Only when I had the chance

  133. Every29Years says:
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    My recent acquisitions must have heard your advice to shore up my hitting. Conforto, Schwaber go deep and my Thames trade (gave up Maybin) went through so I expect him to go off tomorrow as well LOL. No more questions until tomorrow. Just sharing a positive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  134. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Wow. I remember when Padres in San Diego was a gimme for Johnny Cueto. He’s really lost right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah brutal

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Read that Cueto is dealing with blisters again and will lose a turn in the rotation or head to the Dl. Must be the baseballs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s the worst

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @GrassyNoelRedding: in a 16 team OPS/QS dynasty i drafted this year i went with cueto over stanton due to 1. already having mookie in at RF (5 OF’s with 3 specific ones) and 2. not having a SP yet, and MF’er if not for having a.wood in most leagues of this size by now (and having held him in most) i’d be in some sort of shit due to cueto.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, oy

  135. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    12 team, H2H league with ten hitting cats including strikeouts. Nine cat pitching includes saves and holds. Punting holds now but will grab someone come playoff time (3rd place currently but rising after a slow star).
    1. Are there any wire guys you like better than what I have rostered? Peralta, Harrison, Addison, Dahl, Bell, Holliday, M Taylor, Moncada. Familia, Viz, Wacha, Barraclough, Morton.
    2. Melancon on DL….who to drop when he returns (Dyson should blow up by then please!!)
    3. Most obvious areas of weakness to bolster with trade? Thank you.

    C- Realmuto
    MI – Rizzo, Dee, Simmons
    CI – Freeman, Lamb, LoMo
    OF – Conforto, Thames, Dyson, Marwin, Melky, Owings (must play 5…Thames, Dyson platooning)
    Util – Schebler
    Bench – Schwarber ( just grabbed off the WW so trying to figure how he works in)
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Happ
    RP – Maurer, Holland
    DL – Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta over Melky, play Peralta when he plays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Schwarber 3. Your OF

  136. lwomack58 says:
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    I need to speculate on a closer and was thinking of grabbing Kahnle. I would need to drop J. Montgomery or Wacha.

    Which pitcher would you drop and is Kahnel a better grab than say Kela, Neris or Vizcaino?

    Also could pickup Rosenthal as last night might be the final straw for Oh.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery — Rosnethal

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. jon says:
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    Darvish, McCullers, Carrasco, Wood, Walker, Rodon, Morton, Castillo, Bradley (SP-elig), Deveski (SP-elig)

    12-tm, 5×5, H2H, daily moves, deep benches (about 100 SP are owned)

    I need a dropper from that group above, bearing in mind we’re on a 10-day week so all are two-start SPs. I’m a little hesitant to lose Morton after last night’s 10 Ks but he was my dropper going into it. Castillo and Rodon’s upside have me keeping them around for now. But love Morton’s run support. Both Bradley and Devenski are offering me daily ratios help and the occasional W/SV from those SP slots which would otherwise be putting up zeroes – know what I mean?

    What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  138. bugatti says:
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    alex wood, ahmed Rosario, sean manea for max scherzer in a keeper league?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

  139. wokeupinanew says:
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    tight race in my 2 week roto matchup:

    me— 77 k, 6 qs, 1 save, .23 70 BAA, 3.30 ERA, 1.20 whip vs
    them– 54 k, 4 qs, 2 saves, .268 BAA,, 4.075 ERA,,,,,1.40 WHIP

    they have alex cobb vs LAD and carlos Martinez vs pittsburg left to pitch

    I have alex wood vs Miami, jimmy nelson vs philadephia, severino At boston, danny duffy vs texas, and sean manea vs Cleveland left..

    I’m winning ratios buy a ‘decent’ rate and have a cushion on qs, k’s…

    would you start all of them? only wood and nelson? wood, nelson, severino?

    sorry for the micromanagement question just really need some wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only Wood, Nelson

  140. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! In a close battle for AVG points (8 out of 12 teams within .009) and have some relative pitching depth (weekly league start 6 sp – Yu, Wood, Ray, S Gray, Godley, Nola and a bunch of streamers in Leake, Fiers, Ryu, Hoffman).

    Would you trade Nova, Godley, or S Gray for any of Peralta, Pham, Inciarte, or Yelich? Would love to hear any/all of the guys you’d do that for!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of the SPs for Ender or Yelich

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Meant to say Nola (not Nova). I assume same deal?

        Godley > Gray > Nola?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same diff

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: cool

  141. Baller says:
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    Hi Grey. Love your buy/sell this time of year! Just before trade deadline. Based on needs this is a good trade for me but could I get a little more for Cano? I feel I could. But would you consider it even straight up? Thanks

    • Baller says:
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      @Baller: I get Gordon.

      • Baller says:
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        @Baller: sorry. I trade Cano and get Flash Gordon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gordon side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess you could, but it’s fair… I’d prolly prefer Segura, push came to shove, younger, has been much better recently

  142. Rob says:
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    I got a trade offer in my 6×6 Roto Dynasty league (OPS and QS are the extra categories) I would give up Noah Syndergaard and Francisco Lindor and I would receive Nolan Arenado, Alex Wood, Jake Arrieta and Zack Cozart…No salaries and we can keep as many players as we want for life…Thoughts on this offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No brainer for Arenado

      • Rob says:
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        @Grey: I thought so…Thanks!

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

    Whaddup Grey!

    Need some help deciding who to start as I face the 2nd place team in this extra long matchup thru 7/23!

    1) ERA is already at 6.05 after starting Carrasco and Morton last night. Got one W, one L, and no QS while my opponent has a cool 1.77 ERA and 0.84 WHIP and leads by two W’s and QS’s so far after starting Pom, S. Gray and Gio…

    SON hates these starts today but do I still start these two or one or none?

    Lynn @PIT (-6.5)
    Severino @BOS (-11.1)

    2) Also I’ve got 5 adds left thru 7/23 so are any of the worth using on any of these guys coming up? Or save them for now and check back in a couple days since I still think SON is off on a bunch of these starts? I know you recommended Cahill as SON call but his start negative?

    7/16
    J. Garcia vs. ARI (1.1)
    Bauer @OAK (-0.4)
    Cahill vs. SF (-1.8)
    Garza vs. PHI (-4.6)
    Hoffman @NYM (-4.7)
    A Moore @CHW (-5.4)

    7/17
    M. Moore v. CLE (2.1)

    7/18
    McCarthy @CHW (-3.3)
    Newcomb vs. CHC (-3.4)
    JC Ramirez vs. WSH (-8.9)
    Eickhoff @MIA (-9.0)

    7/19
    M. Montgomery @ATL (-7.5)
    Pivetta @MIA (-11.0)

    7/20
    McCarthy vs. ATL (8.4)
    Lugo vs. STL (-1.1)
    Walker @CIN (-4.6)
    Chacin @SF (-8.9)

    7/21
    Cahill @SF (-8.3)

    7/22
    M Moore vs. SD (16.2)
    Bauer vs. TOR (-1.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. McCarthy and Moore are only good ones, I listen to SON

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks! And so you’re saying you wouldn’t advise starting Cahill vs. SF anymore?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: GAHH good thing we listened to SON on Severino and Lynn.. two great starts that would have lowered my ratios and two QS’s on my bench! Faaaack!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Yeah sucks big time… let’s hope this doesn’t come back to bite me!

  144. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think J. Gray is droppable and stream others in his place? What to make of Cueto/ Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re both streamable

  145. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- is Maybin rosterable in a 12 team weekly at this point? I have a 1 in average, so I need to adjust. Clint Frazier is available.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Maybin

  146. leon says:
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    playing for 2018.. keeper league.. 18 man… is alex reyes worth trading for to keep? or are his control issues an issue and I should stay away. Especially after tommy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade for him

  147. Fabsy says:
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    Drop Cargo for Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Goldentitties says:
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    trade quintana, polanco, story for machado and archer? Or a that too uneven?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. m0se says:
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    give encarnacion and get stroman? i have hanley, smoak and edwin. and need pitching after i traded robbie and lost pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  150. danny almonte says:
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    Drop Haniger for Conforto? And when hes up would u drop for Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  151. Brett says:
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    League with category for holds and one for saves. I am in need of saves but can use the holds as I speculate. Rather vizcaino or kahnle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  152. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    16 team roto with OPS, hits, total bases, OBP over AVG, steals %, slugging, QS, holds, K/BB, K/9 and net saves and holds added
    C zunino
    1B myers (RF)
    2B pirela (LF)
    3B bregman (MI)
    SS ceager
    MI villar (2B/3B/SS)
    CI dejong (2B/3B/SS)
    LF thames (1B)
    CF mallex (LF)
    RF mookie
    OF n.williams (LF)
    util (3) maybin (CF/LF), chapman, tojo
    BN pujols, lowrie (2B)
    DL desmond (1B/CF/LF)
    NA fisher (LF), devers (3B) (2 spots)
    drop who for desmond back (supposedly, but this is based on info from the exact same person who said he was back saturday so who knows)

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: just added chapman as i’m weakest in slugging/OPS for hitting cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  153. Wilson says:
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    Someone offers Myers for my LoMo, green light or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  154. Brett says:
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    With Dahl in aaa now do you see hi up soon? Does he play every day? Would you stash him in a 12 team league? My current of and utility Harper Bryant benintendi broxton Clint Frazier arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t see how he plays every day

  155. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    great call on rendon, who i’m somewhat sure you were higher on than most people in preseason. i was basically forced to bid max (which turned out to be i think like only 25/330, on a THREE YEAR pact! can be cut with no cost) in a 12 team dynasty this year as 3B was shallow as shit and longo got bid way too high just before rendon did. i’ll be probably trying to trade kershaw for freeman coming up here, as fatt adams/morales i own and probably need to drop morales for gurriel soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  156. Brett says:
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    When kela returns who closes for Texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Claudio, Bush, Kela, take your pick

  157. Jt says:
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    bush or rosenthal saves/holds league

    or neither and keep tapia to come of the bench on my team cuz he gets on base every time he plays lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

  158. vee says:
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    Nats just received Madson and Doolittle…

    im guessing Madson will close and just picked him up. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess same as you

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Rosenthal or Madson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Madson

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:
            I kept Rosey and added Madson for now. Dropped Wacha for Madson. Give it a week to see how it shakes out.

            thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  159. I Could Have Been a Contender says:
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    This over managing is hitting a peak. Thames’ well documented struggles seemed to have reversed over past two games…two hits in each since ASG.

    So let’s bench him versus another right handed. How about letting a guy refine his comeback stroke. These guys are too clever by half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  160. Bob says:
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    Doolittle or madson get saves for nats?

    Drop bush for which one or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  161. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Wood and conforto or Dickerson for Lindor/Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  162. Jose says:
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    Grey jose quintana or michael brantley rest of the season? They send me a trade …..michael brantley for my jose quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  163. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Gray, who do you like until turner returns Semien or Arcia? I like that semien bats 2nd in the OAK lineup but its an 5X5 w/ AVG league and hes more an OBP guy. Arcia bats 8 most nights so he is really only helping with AVG. I have to drop one of them, C Frazier or Haniger. C. Frazier and Haniger have been riding the bench as well. Could also drop M. Montgomery but pitching on the wire is really bleak. its a 12 team 5×5 standard weekly league jeep 6 forever. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  164. kevin b says:
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    drop Dahl or Souza for madson?

    Thanks for keeping me in first!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  165. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How’s it going? How do you rank these guys ROS?

    Odorizzi, Luis Castillo, fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  166. Killshot says:
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    Villar or flash. ROS. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dee

  167. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    wow, surprised nobody was in here asking about cecil, this morning i was able due to the rotoworld blurb, to add him in both money leagues (saves only and i NEED saves in both) and a 14 team roto dynasty (saves only). then he has his first bad inning in (no shit) like his last 25 appearances. rosenthal stock going back up up up. but of course he’s already owned everywhere. i REALLY REALLY hope claudio doesn’t somehow keep that job as i could’ve added him in all these spots 2 days ago, but after his 2nd save in a row (it was lefty indexed both times though) he’s gone in all of those. this should be kela though, he’s by far better than these others. leclerc IF he didn’t allow that one HR the other day would probably be getting these anyway, and he’s been better than claudio as well (other than very lately).

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: also, people in the money leagues and the dynasty are smart, they’ve been sitting on doolittle/madson for months now already (most likely assuming casilla got sacked).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  168. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade queston-Judge n Faria for Betts and Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the quick response

  169. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    NL only, drop pina or DTD’arnaud first (OBP over AVG, total bases added)
    C pina
    1B freeman
    2B dejong
    SS peraza
    3B j.turner
    CI thames
    MI rivera
    OF (4) braun/puig/harper/inciarte
    util (1) n.williams
    BN DTD’arnaud
    DL c.hernandez
    NA brinson
    SP (QS over wins, holds added) stras/ray/newcomb/godley/chacin/cahill/lynn/gio g
    RP (4 slots) neris/knebel/ramos/phelps
    DL vizcaino

    i got a trade for schebler for ramos. dyson/cecil and some other holds guys in FA, plus madson/doolittle being added (but waivers being used on them, i have the #3, not using it)

    am i better off
    1. dropping which catcher, adding cecil or dyson (but i’m weaker in holds than saves,
    or
    2. holding both catchers, try to trade n.williams for draft pick upgrade next year, c.hernandez becomes the BN guy.

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like between maz, bell and franco? thanks!

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