When Chris Heston entered the 1st inning and said, “Keep your stupid bats off my pitches, you damn dirty Mets,” we should’ve known we were in for a historic night.  Or at least a histrionic one.  I was between Mike Foltynewicz (5 2/3 IP, 5 ER) and Heston to stream yesterday, and, well, you can imagine who I went with.  What’s wrong with me, Dr. Zaius?  Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, ooooooooh, Dr. Zaius.  Help me, Dr. Zaius!  Yesterday, Heston pitched a no hitter against the Mets, striking out eleven, and just missed a perfect game, due to hitting three batters.  Those batters Heston plunked likely critiqued his acting in Soylent Green or supported the Brady Handgun Bill.  After this game, Heston’s numbers look like a fantasy #2 (8 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.21 xFIP), but, since he throws around 89 MPH, I’d limit his exposure against tougher hitting teams on the road.  Obviously, he’s worth owning.  On a concluding note, I hate every streamer I see, from streamer A to Chumpanzee.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hunter Pence – Sitting out due to tendinitis in his right wrist, and may need a DL stint.  The Gangly Manbird injured himself, trying to reach for Manbirdseed in his Manbirdcage.

Matt Duffy – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, and, in this game, Joe Panik (2-for-5) also hit his 5th homer.  Duffy is hitting near-.300 in the last week and Panik’s been a hot schmotato since before you were born (assuming you’re two weeks old; nice reading comprehension, by the by!).  I’ve mentioned this before, but the Giants are so the Cardinals West.  Some teams spend trillions and get no help from unsung’ers.  Mean’s while, the Giants and Cards win divisions with guys no one drafts and NO ONE WANTS TO PICK UP!  Sorry for screaming, I had no idea you were reading this in the library.

Kevin Plawecki – Scratched yesterday due to dizziness.  If I were the doctor, the first thing I’d check for was blonde hair.  From there, I’m not sure.  Bad timing for Plawecki since d’Arnaud is due back today.  Or as Plawecki would say, “D’oh…noooo.”

Nelson Cruz – Left yesterday’s game with back spasms.  Hopefully, if you own him, it’s nothing, but he’s been known to get knocked to the DL for a lot less, and this is my lame attempt to try to jinx him since I don’t own him.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .242.  Hey, don’t worry, Mariner fans, he’s still hitting better than his $240 million contract!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  Obviously Lloyd Christmas McClendon couldn’t focus his stupid anymore with Fernando Rodney, and the key word there is focus only spelled differently, so Xmas is batting Logan leadoff.  Is Morrison the least likely candidate in the league to hit leadoff?  I feel like this is akin to Nick Swisher hitting leadoff.

Carson Smith – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save as he gave up a homer, and don’t think Christmas isn’t just waiting to put Fernando back in the ninth.  Seriously, Smith gives him the slightest reason and Christmas is going to switch them right back, so I wouldn’t drop Rodney yet.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  It’s all good in da Klub with a bottle of bub, but his record is 3-7.  He has as many wins as his opponent last night Roenis Elias 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “Wins are stupid.”  Well, not exactly trivia, but true.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (1, 2).  If Yan can hit, then you can own him too.  If he was dropped in your league, I’d look to add him.  And I just asked for catcher questions.  Smooth move, Ex-Lax.

Rafael Soriano – Signed with the Cubs.  It gives the Cubs Rondonatello, Motteangelo, Stropnardo and Rafael.  You’d think their bullpen was in the sewer or these guys were very slow.  There is a renaissance right now in Wrigleyville, and the only Medici’ne that Pope John Maddon needs is more options, and the only Florence I know is Henderson, and the only Brady I don’t know is Tom.  You follow?  Well, start leading, my GPS battery’s low and I don’t know where this pizza place is!  With news that Soriano signed in Chicago, I’m guessing Maddon will use him at some point in the ninth, but there’s no guarantees.  Here’s me yesterday going to the waiver wire to pick him up, “Aw, shucks, he’s not here.  Wait, no one is in this room with me so A) Why am I pretending to be upset Soriano’s not available?  B) Who am I talking to? C) There’s no C.”  I would’ve grabbed him if he were there, but I’m not sweating not owning him either.  He had a 6.48 ERA in the 2nd half of last year, and lost the Nationals closer job.

Jon Lester – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.25.  Buy low!  Seriously, go now.  This will be here when you return.  I promise.  bcisabiak  Oops, had my fingers crossed.  No, I promise, it’ll be here.

Justin Verlander – Will debut on Saturday.  Let’s just say, I’m not running out to add him in any leagues.  In fact (oh, snap, Grey’s adding on!), I didn’t even look to see if Verlander was available.  It’s not worth the headache, which could also be said of tropical fruit-flavored aspirin.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.16.  Thankfully, he’s owned by the guy that wrote a hateful email about Anibal to everyone in May and abandoned his team.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, and now has two hits in four of his last five games.  Glad him and Ausmus stopped discussing the Torah and he started hitting.

Sergio Santos – Signed a minor league deal with the Yankees.  Whenever I hear the name Sergio, I think, “He must make fantastic, stonewashed jeans,” but his Wikipedia page makes no mention.

Ivan Nova – Looking decent in rehab from Tommy John surgery and will likely be back in a few weeks.  I’d roll out some FAAB dough if I had a knead (SP?).

Stephen Drew – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (8, 9), hitting .175.  Those are also his eighth and ninth hits this year.  Kidding.  Barely.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  Obviously, he’s pitching well, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if after any start we hear he can’t feel from his shoulder to his wrist.

Doug Fister – Will make one more rehab start in Double-A Harrisburg.  Let’s just be thankful it’s Double-A and not double Fister.

Denard Span – Scratched due to back spasms.  He says he wants to return when he’s at full strength, but everyone knows you should never go full Denard.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .330.  After he homered, he got back to the dugout and high-fived people really hard because he’s, like, really pumped up and jacked and…DAH!

Matt Holliday – Hit the DL.  Holliday without the DL is still “Oh, I lay.”  Randal Grichuk (1-for-4) will see the bulk of the outfield at-bats in his absence, and this will also open room for The Federalist (0-for-4, 1 run).  In Coors, they’re all wonderful.  Outside, they’re schmotatoes waiting for heat.

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA up to 2.45.  The 10 Ks are clouding that those footsteps he’s hearing are the Regression Fairies.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .315.  All of those years he hit .260 were what?  A lie?  Are you a phonny?

Corey Dickerson – Close to being activated from the DL.  Walt Weiss said, “I hope he says ‘Hi.'”  Seriously, he said that.  I just thought of something, what if the ultimate parable of the TV show Lost is the Others take Walt’s brain.  Unfortch, with Dickerson’s type of injury, he could have a flare-up at any moment, so we’re not out of the woods.  Or as Walt Weiss would say, “His injury could say, ‘Hi.'”

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Batten down, the Torenado’s approaching!

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .350.  *shrugs*  No idea where it’s coming from, but it should be on your team while it’s coming out of nowhere.

Miguel Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  It’s not clear at this point how severe.  I guess that means it’s not clear at his point.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 0.44, which I believe is a better ERA than any other Red Sox starter after any one hitter.

Hanley Ramirez – Fouled a pitch off his knee, but x-rays came back negative, and Hanley thinks he can play today at 35%.  So, the uze.

Jake Odorizzi – Officially hit the DL with a strained oblique.  So vague, yet so…what’s the word?

Evan Longoria – Expects to return on Wednesday.  Hey, that’s today!  You snuck up on me.

Desmond Jennings – Sidelined since April, and now he’s going to have his knee scoped.  I hope they send in a miniature Dennis Quaid.  He’s good at that sorta thing.

Taylor Jungmann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Pirates.  Was it a coincidence that Jungmann didn’t face Jung-ho or were they afraid he’d pimp slap him?  Jungmann’s walk rate in Triple-A was 4.4 and his ERA was 6.37, so, um, yeah.

Jason Rogers – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He got a fastball middle in, and that’s Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .213.  Bet you five over-the-internet dollars that next March Aramis will work out for teams, looking for a contract, then quietly retire in April.

Francisco Liriano – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Still amazing to me how good his peripherals look, 10.5 K/9, 3.1 BB/9 and 2.78 xFIP.  He gets no respect at all, I’m gonna start calling him Francisco Triple Lindyano.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 16th homer.  His homer tied Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list.  Pujols could barely round the bases as Billy Crystal chased after him with a Challah knife, shouting, “Get off my fondest childhood memory!”

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  Seriously, the Comment Drop Magic worked again.  Yesterday, Calhoun suddenly started appearing as a guy no one wanted.  Let’s go, guys and five girls, there’s more players we need to spur.  Spur on, spurrers!

Matt Shoemaker – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Rays, ERA at 4.86.  Yeah, that’s nice.  Do it another three times in a row and I’ll start to pay attention.

David Freese – Left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring.  Have an ice night, Mr. Freese!

Justin Turner – Didn’t start yesterday’s game due to some swelling in his knee.  This Justin, who cares?

Carlos Frias – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.86 vs. Robbie Ray 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Both are streamers in most leagues, and I’d look at the Stream-o-Nator for their next starts.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Howie like me now!

Brandon Morrow – Shut down for two weeks.  There’s now 50/50 odds that he’ll hurt himself while being shut down.

Will Venable – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I was about to call him Max.  Hehe, I’m old.  Any the hoo!  He’s a hot schmotato, grab him.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .360.  Like I said yesterday, I originally grabbed him as a batty call, but he’s putting out, and I cuddled up a little while longer.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-5, 1 run.  He’s hit in nine of the past ten games, and has speed, so if you’re into those sorta things, you can do worse.  Jace Peterson:  You can do worse!  Quite the campaign slogan.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his first of presumably many slam (1) and legs (1).  Don’t fly too close to the sun, Icarlos!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.90.  As Kanye would say, Dallas is going gorillas.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  Still hate that his walk rate is 5.3, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wish I owned him in all leagues.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  How do you go from Big Limpin’ to stealing bases?  Does Avisail only not make sense to me?  He’s a riddle wrapped in a burrito surrounded by “What is that?  Cheese?  Why’s it green?”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  C’mon, seven more by the All-Star break and I’ll pardon you like Ralph Fiennes.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3 and two solo homers (20, 21), taking over the major league lead in homers.  Funny thing (not funny), he hasn’t even gotten hot this year.  He just hits four homers a week like it’s his business.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .217.  He’s been so bad I wonder if he’s nursing an injury.  He definitely looks young enough to be nursing.

Dan Haren – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.12 vs. Mark Buehrle 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.25.  And they say baseball is boring!  Haren vs. Buehrle is like Duran vs. Duran!

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, two days after a cortisone shot, the last legal steroid.  Light bulb moment!  Players seem to need two days to recuperate from a cortisone shot, right?  And they always hit homers immediately after, right?  So why not give every player a cortisone shot once a week?  Every one will be hitting 30 homers!

Nick Martinez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.65 vs. Sonny Gray 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.74.  I like Gray.  *kisses mirror*  I don’t like Martinez.  *pastes picture of Martinez onto Popsicle stick, gives disapproving look*  But this game should’ve definitely been visited by the Regression Fairies.  Plus, it was held right outside of San Fran!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week and this was his 2nd homer in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Young – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 2 Ks vs. the Twins.  I’d like to see Young one-hit the Twins Triple-A affiliate!  Or did he?  Now I’m confused.

Trevor May – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  JB just gave you his Trevor May fantasy.  I agree with him, but don’t like him beyond a streamer in most mixed leagues.  Yet, and that’s a big yet, I just can’t figure out the HTML for bigger letters.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  Could be a warming schmotato, but I went to his player page, looking to see what he had done in the last ten days, because I did remember he homered a few days ago, but there wasn’t a whole lot there.  I was also greeted by the least amused face ever.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-3, 1 run.  I got Jung-ho’s in different area codes…Sorry, Ludacris just came up on my iTunes.  Another day, another Maikel blurb saying he’s hot and should be owned.

Billy Hamilton – Sat out yesterday with a banged up wrist.  I used to bang up my wrist all the time, and, for what it’s worth, I’m not blind.

Zack Cozart – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Here’s an idea of how bad the shortstop position is.  On our Player Rater, Cozart is the 5th best shortstop on the year.  He’s the 5th best, I own him in multiple leagues, and I don’t even enjoy owning him.  Weird time to be alive, Caitlyn.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Up goes Frazier!  Up goes Frazier!

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks.  So, if I was streaming a pitcher whose name I couldn’t pronounce, this was the one.  Oh, who are we kidding, a pitcher whose name I can’t pronounce could be any pitcher.

Brandon Phillips – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  He suffered a groin strain when he went into 3rd base awkwardly.  I can’t count how many times I strained my groin trying to go into 3rd base awkwardly.

Joey Votto – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and three homers, (11, 12, 13).  Veni Votto Vici.

  1. CarpCasserole says:
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    Morning Grey!
    I’m thinking of dropping Chavez for Matz, but there are other decent options too: Haren, Folty, J. Garcia, Nelson. Do I drop Chavez for Matz, someone else, or hold?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @CarpCasserole: not sure why you want to dump Chavez, he’s the best of this bunch. In a dynasty you may want Matz but I would drop someone else

      Hold chaveZ

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @Nightpandas: Agreed. Hold Chavez unless this is a Keeper.

  2. Dusty Baker says:
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    Is it time to severe ties with Fiers? His next starts are home vs Was, then on the road to KC then back home vs the Mets —————- NL Only 5×5 ——— my staff is pretty good, and am looking at Ray as a possible replacement——— or go grab a RP and bank some Saves/ Holds, with either Caminero, Strickland, Capps, or Hernandez , who was recently activated in Az………………….then there is another option, as we have a flex type position, either carry 10 Pitchers, or a Utility bat———— options at UT are – Lake, Maxwell, Espinosa or Mercer, who has been hot as of late————-maybe I could call my pal Prior up, and see if he wants to make a comeback ? — Thanks for your time, good read as always ———-DB

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Dusty Baker: You can lose Fiers. Don’t particularly like the options you listed though.

  3. Tnl says:
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    Deep dynasty keeper league. Got offered Stanton for Kershaw and I need power (third to last in r, hr, mid in RBI – my eh leader is Vogt!). I’m in a close second in era whip w and k’s. Have king Felix and keuchel to hold down my sp with Corbin & wada backing up.

    Thoughts on the trade..for this year and down the road? Thanks!

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Tnl: Stanton, all day long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tnl: Stanton

  4. Josh Longhorn says:
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    I just ate a gallon of ice cream and i feel like i’ll have diabetes in the morning….
    but more importantly:
    Are you on the Noah Syndergaard bandwagon? Why or why not.
    shank you

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Josh Longhorn: Meh, not this year. He is a good bet in keeper formats.

  5. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    14 team roto with BB’s and K’s and hits/XBH for hitters but no ratios. keep sticking with the no XBH melky or go to holt/venable (probably not with myers back soon)/canha/lake/eddie rosario (boring, but producing too, with some steals)

    2.hundley or grandal in OPS league? OBP wolf just dropped by somebody.

  6. assy says:
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    the Torenado! love it. I, too, feel for the Folty*&%$*!!!! and shoulda went with Heston. boo-hoo.

    and since the complain-in-the-comments-about-how-i-should-drop-a-guy is working, i really wanna drop:
    avisail
    fowler
    and grandal

    ok GO!

    lastly, I got JD Martinez from a guy for Russel Martin, and he dropped Yan Gomes. booyeee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: Ha, nice!

  7. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    jace peterson’s slogan would be the one politician’s would use if they were honest (except for one of them of course, per race)

  8. Moustard says:
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    First: Love the Icarlos name, forgot to write that yesterday.
    Second: Jace Peterson or DJ LeWhateverwhyishehittingsomuch going forward?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Moustard: I go LeMahieu (see my post on it).

      • Moustard says:
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        @Grey:
        Thx

  9. jakeTPE says:
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    Only because you asked, Mr. F(B)ML:

    Kurt Loder’s favorite C or Yan can hit?

    (I meant to ask a few days ago but didn’t want to bother you with a silly catcher question. Thanks!)

      • jakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey! Rock the Yan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. geegee says:
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    Bauer and Souza for Lester?

    • B the Esq says:
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      @geegee: If getting Lester, yes.

  11. Miles says:
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    Julio Teheran Thursday home vs. Padres, start or sit? do you think he gets a Quality Start? he’s been pretty crummy lately

  12. I b Teheran it up! says:
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    Mad I didn’t draft Bruce Harper! Aghhhh!

  13. Paul says:
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    Davon mesoroco, yan Gomes, Travis d’anaurd

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: I currently have Gomes and also mesoroco and I am waiting for him to come off the DL but I’m unsure who I should use after he is healthy if he will play every day or not maybe he will be better or will this injury linger and just cut bait and use the guy who actually hit 2HR yesterday. I like both of them but when Mesoroco is healthy I cant use both of them unless he gets OF eligibilty

  14. The Ditchmen says:
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    What do you think of Betts for the rest of the year? I have been offered him and Papelbon for Hosmer. Papelbon won’t help me much, I am already strong in Saves but my 2B position has been filled by scrubs all season (Have your boy T. Davis on the DL).

  15. jacque jones says:
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    Is there a glossary term for owning a guy all season then dropping him and watching him throw a no hitter?…cause I did just that.

    ROS Cozart over Flores, Addison, Hechivarria?(Redraft)
    And needs aside
    Gomez for Sale or Gomez for Pollock/Hammel?
    I’m trying to deal Gomez for an SP1 if you couldn’t tell.
    -XoXo

  16. Chuzwozza says:
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    Have tried not to bother you with too many questions of late but still loving the work Grey (and other writers too!)

    Is trading my S Castro for their C Sale any good? (Not sure it would be accepted, the initial trade came with the addition of my Giancarlo for their Dreadless Pirate – fraid not!)

    Thanks!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Chuzwozza: that is not a good trade offer. Sale is a top 5 SP, Castro is the dingleberry hanging around at the tail end of the top 150-200. He produces mud-butt.

  17. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    16 team roto redraft with K per 9 and K/BB and QS. drop which of quintana/b.anderson/wada for vince if my waiver works (it won’t but gotta try)

  18. spider crabs says:
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    Jungman and Jung ho……still laughing at that one!!!!

  19. Pizza The Hut says:
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    Would you deal Sale and Bryant to get Stanton or too much for the love of your life?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Pizza The Hut: Depends on the rest of your pitching staff. I don’t mind it though.

      • Wax Winkingdale says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I am in a No Trade League, so I doubt he’ll take it. It’s become one of those leagues where you make a sensible offer and then they respond with an outlandish counter. Like I appealed for trades and this guy offered Sandoval and Bauer for Bryant. Come on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    jace or forsythe in 14 team roto dynasty OPS league. even though forsythe has had 2 more homers than jace over last two weeks jace is killing him in OPS. tejada (wow) and eddie rosario also options.

  21. Tigres says:
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    Lester… Lester… Lester… ugh. I was soooooo close to sitting him. Quick, Grey, say something funny in the comments!

    Imagine if Giancarlo really does get hot? Or if he ever got pitches with men on base? Feels like 35 of his 21 HRs have been solo shots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Ha, to think Mike Morse didn’t shore up the Marlins hitting

  22. Claysef says:
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    Heyward sat against a lefty in the land of mtns & beer last night. He looks like a lost boy at the plate. If you’re not Peter Pan, is it time to cut him loose in 12 teamers?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Claysef: the answer to this has been a yes, but it depends on who you’d be getting. also since early may he’s actually been fine hitting wise (not good, but fine). lineup spot and playing time aren’t so good though.

    • Jake taylor says:
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      @Claysef:

      Yes… I ask same type of ? Yesterday and was told to pull the plug and let him hit the wire.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jake taylor: any drop question the important part is for what, otherwise it’s like asking “should i get married” without saying to who, it’s not a informative question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Claysef: You should just ask Heyward or (waiver wire top guys)?

  23. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great stuff, man.

    1. Enjoyed Icarlos’ slam and legs. He’s a true five-tool talent.

    2. Samardzija was dropped in one of the super shallow re-draft H2H leagues I’m in (Easy, MP. It’s not the same league where Strasburg was dropped. It’s the league where Carrasco and Cashner were dropped.).

    a. Would you drop anybody on my current pitching staff to put in a wiaver wire claim for Samardzija?

    b. Who would you drop?

    SPs: Cole, Liriano, McCullers, Salazar, Wood, Carrasco, Cashner, McHugh, Richards, Ross

    RPs: Jansen, Miller

    Must roster 5SPs AND 2 RPs (Carrasco and Wood have SP/RP eligibility). Have been running out Miller and Jansen in the RP with Carrasco and Wood streaming / matchups.

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘If just one more athlete gets arrested for domestic abuse, I win this month’s office pool.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  24. Joe says:
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    Thoughts on Eduardo Rodriguez beyond the little blurb. Only three starts so far but is he the new vowel-rod? I’m fishing for a #4 behind gray, cole, and kazmir.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Joe: if he is there,id grab him now,he cant keep this up but he should be owned in all leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: If you click a player’s name, you’ll see the last 3 times I’ve mentioned him, I’ve written about him a lot more than the little blurb

  25. JVanSlyke says:
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    Streamonator hates Valesquez tonight! Are you guys starting him? I’m fresh off a weekend of Richard – Carrasco and Ventura so tentative….

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @JVanSlyke: I’m rolling the dice in all of my leagues.

  26. Ryan says:
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    I’m back from yesterday! Remember me?

    Quick update on a trade conundrum I’m having. Multi-year keeper league:

    Goldy (2nd rd keeper) for Stanton(can’t be kept)/Salazar (last round keeper)

    Or

    Goldy for Stanton/Cueto (8th rd keeper)

    Or

    Hold

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Ryan: Hold – but like the 1st best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: I don’t

  27. Raul says:
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    Points league (R/RBI-heavy), desperately need a MI for a desperate team. Which two should I target: Segura, A. Russell, J. Peterson, B. Holt, Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raul: Jace, Segura

  28. Kung Pao Panda says:
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    When I see Foltynewicz, I read FaultyNewShizz.

  29. Ballin says:
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    Should I offer Joc Pederson for Correa SS?

    • Ballin says:
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      It’s a keeper league, or I could try to offer Puig

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @Ballin: I would hold.

      • Hawk says:
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        @Ballin:

        If I could trade Puig and get Correa back, I’d do it.

  30. Hey Grey and my other virtual Razzball friends — My SPs in a 14-team roto league are Kluber, Price, Hamels, Ross, and Cashner. We have a 1350-inning limit, which usually means 5 SPs, but I’ve only been starting Ross and Cashner at home and so I’m right about on pace.

    But I could use an extra roster spot for batty calls and streamers, etc. I haven’t been able to trade away Cashner or Ross as part of a two-for-one package deal.

    My Q: Is Cashner droppable? I thought I might give him until his home start against Oakland on the 16th, but to tell the truth I’m not sure I’d start him then and I might be able to drop him and pick him up again for that start if needed. Give him more time? Or dropsville?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Enrique: Hello, Enrique! Take care, enjoy reading all your insightful posts. On Cashner, I would hold. I’m not starting him in any of the 3 leagues I have him this week. Thinnking about starting him next week for his potential 2-start (Tuesday at home, Sunday away in AZ!!!). Am already very scared of his AZ start (Ross too for that matter on the Saturday before). I wouldn’t drop him, he’s not injured and hopefully he’ll figure out what’s happening. Maybe it’s the grip of the ball, I’m not sure. Hope it helps.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • @Ante GALIC: Thanks a lot for your thoughts on this.

        Luckily, I’m in a daily league so I can start him and home and sit him on the road, but I’m still a little nervous about OAK even @ Petco. But you’re probably right … I may be better off hoping Cashner figures it out than dropping him for Mike Foltynewicz, Jimmy Nelson or someone similar. But if the A’s shell him in SD I may drop him out of spite!

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Enrique: If they shell him in OAK, I’ll drop him with you because I have Strasburg, Odorizzi, and now JoFer all on the DL with no DL slots and need some (good) options! Trevor May (still like 34% owned even after Grey AND JB gave their approval AND he did okay last night against KC) and Velasquez BEFORE tonight’s game are pretty good options.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Hey, where you been? I’d drop Cash for a streamer

      • @Grey: Hi Grey — I’ve been on the road for most of the last month. I’ll finally return home Friday night. Haven’t been able to tinker with my teams as much as usual, but they’re doing well despite (because of?) that. In the top 2 now in both leagues.

        I have that Massimo Bottura docu, by the way. I’ll watch it in the next few days.

        Thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, let me know what you think of the film

  31. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Mr. Grey,
    So I drafted desmond and during the course of the season & picked up b. Crawford and c. Correa…kill crawford all you want but he has counting stats almost every night… im in a crappy competitive league where no one makes reasonable trades but scoops up droppings like they… well you get it. So im stuck with three ss.( & a wong!) Does it make sense to give up one to the waiver abyss?

    Btw should I drop g. Stanton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Meh, you have no one to drop, trade Desmond or Correa for a piece you need

  32. Clint says:
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    H2H Points Keeper league. I’ve got Harper and SP’s of Liriano, Carrasco, Nelson, McCullers, Arrieta, Salazar, Chavez, Heston, Sale. Wada, Happ. He’s got Betts, JD Martinez, Lester, & Strasburg. Any way you could see putting together a trade to get me an upgrade at SP here or stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: You’re trading SPs to get an SP?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Trying for a 2:2 deal w/Harper & a SP for either Betts/Martinez & a SP. You said before to aim for a 1st round guy for Harper and Betts/Martinez don’t qualify but I’d assume if I snatch Lester or Stras with one of them & the right bench SP on my side, it could work?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not good

  33. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Can you please rank Fiers, Quintana, Henricks and Rodon.

    Thanks

    • B the Esq says:
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      @brett: For this year only league…Fiers, Q, Rodon, Henriks…..Keeper/dynasty Rodon, Fiers, Q, Henriks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Fiers, Rodon

  34. ebudz says:
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    Luckily I didn’t stream Folty yesterday and but also missed out on Heston’s no-no as well! It’s a new day so let’s pick the best streams for today:

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Quintana vs. HOU (19.1)
    B. Anderson vs. ARI (9.6)
    Hahn vs. TEX (7.1)
    Morton vs. MIL (3.7)

  35. papasmurf says:
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    The Mess cannot hit anyone right now. Perfect team to stream any SP against. Duda’s in a huge slump since he got hit in the knee, which leaves… Cuddyer(!) as their best hitter right now.

    I’d like to think I helped Heston in my smurfy way. Picked up the same Cuddyer to stream cuz he was on a hitting streak. Yep, I could have stopped Joe DiMaggio if I was alive back in the day.

    Kudos to Jhonny and Giancarlo’s parents for the strange names and good baseball genes. Without these 2 dudes, my offense would have put up nearly all 0s across the board in the last 10 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Ha! I think if I streamed Heston, Folty would’ve no-hit the Padres

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: Haha I’d like to compare whose Costanza power is greater, yours or mine.

        In order to play Cud, I benched Leonys Martin (2 for 25 vs. Gray). Of course he gets 2 hits and a steal. I also had Avisail on the bench vs. Cy Young front runner Keuchel and he also got 2 hits and a steal.

        Smurfin’ like no smurf ever has smurfed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d accept that challenge!

  36. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, now that segura is expendable since I have Correa, what do you think about me giving up Segura and Rodon for Lester? Or would you just hold Rodon hoping he can get the walk rate down and pitch an inning deeper per start?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @TacktheKack: I don’t mind that trade for Lester.

  37. YoJoe says:
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    So i had a stupid moment during my draft and drafted a catcher (Yan Gomes) way to early for me. I also ended up snagging lucroy off of waivers as a dl stash. Ive been holding both to see who got hotter but its been too long having two catchers on my team. Who do you think is the better hold/sell. Is Yans 2 homer game a sign of things to come or better used as a selling point (theres a couple indians fans in my league).
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YoJoe: You’re compounding your error of drafting a high catcher with owning two of them now

  38. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you offer Lynn for Lester?
    If the other team says NO, would you upgrade offer to Lynn + Syndergaard for Lester?

    Thanks.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Chris: Lynn’s bought to visit Dr. James. Don’t see that one working for you.

  39. K Loggins says:
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    A little hesitant to start Gio @ NYY; I keep waiting for him to finally put out a gem, but he could also just get shelled here. Go or no go?

  40. TOGMAN says:
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    Whom I must stash? 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    V. Martinez, Mesoraco, Paxton, Cain

  41. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) Is an offer of Soler + CDavis in the ballpark for Lester?
    I’m terrible at trade offers.

    2) Would you rather have McHugh or Rodon ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1) Try it 2) Rodon

  42. Kc says:
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    I am in need of pitching help and thinking about offering my Arenado, Morales, and Wood for Archer and Machado. Is this reasonable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kc: I don’t like it

  43. Petey says:
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    Gomes or Derek norris?

      • Kc says:
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        @Grey: how about trading Rendon for Strasburg?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Kc: Hold

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  44. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Can I offer Bauer + Syndergarrd for Lester?

    Thanks

  45. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Best. Simpsons. Ever.

  46. JAL says:
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    “We need to talk about Giancarlo”.

  47. JAL says:
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    G, my brotha, should I use my number 2 waiver slot to pick up Vincent V? Or because I have held on this long, wait? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Use it

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Knew you were going to say that. Shit

  48. petey says:
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    what would you throw at a Lester owner? it’s a keeper league.

    alex wood straight up too low?
    minimum rusney and mccullers for lester?
    rusney and chavez?

    i doubt he’d go fo any. thanks for the idea!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @petey: Try Rusney/McCullers

  49. Booyahtastic says:
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    Can I play the piano anymore?

  50. denny falcone says:
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    Have Kipnis as my starter with Kendrick and Addison Russell as backups in a deep, competitive league. Been offered Peralta and Danny Salazar for him. My starting pitching is pretty strong even though I’m down a few second tier starters to injury but still, I should probably decline, right?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @denny falcone: Bro, my $0.02. Do not take it. Peralta will fall apart soon, though K-Czar is great. Kipnis is on another planet this year.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  51. Five-On-One says:
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    Grey – 12 team, 5×5 weekly move league.

    a) So far I’ve traded for Strasberg (disaster) and Kluber (ok, so far). I will try for Lester as well. One of these guys has got to pitch like a Cy Young candidate, right? Buy low is good advice, so long as what you are buying doesn’t continue crappy performance.

    b) SP question – sit two of the below for the next week.

    McHugh (vSEA)
    Fiers (vWAS)
    Carrasco (@DET)
    Zimmermann (@MIL)
    2-start Roark (@MIL, @TB)
    2-start Aaron Sanchez (vMIA, @NYM)
    2-start Tilman (vBOS, vPHI)

    Leaning towards sitting Fiers and McHugh, but Seattle’s offense is putrid so McHugh doesn’t look so bad. Picked up Roark Sanchez and Tillman for their two starts, all of which are against mediocre to poor offenses. And Carrasco and Zimm have been solid all year (except for each of their last starts). So assuming you are good on sitting Fiers, I need one more to sit.

    c) there is no c.

    d) U question – Sit one: Longoria (health), Revere, Bruce.

    As always, enjoyed the write-up.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Late change to question (b) above. It looks like Sanchez is not starting for Toronto today. Anyone know why? If he is not, then he only gets one start and he would sit, probably with Fiers. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: A) Yeah B) Sanchez and Tillman D) Revere

  52. ryanoger says:
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    Cruz for Archer which side?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @ryanoger: Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: It’s fair, depends on needs

  53. Kyle says:
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    Was sent an interesting trade:

    His Salvador Perez & John Lackey

    for

    My Stephen Vogt

    Could I get more for Vogt? Like James Shields or Wacha? Also, I am in need of pitching as Odorizzi just hit the DL.

    My current staff is: Keuchel, Bauer, Miller, Karns, Chase Anderson, JA Happ, Odorizzi DL & Iwakuma DL. Shoemaker and Colby Lewis were recent streams.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Hold, or get Shields

  54. datdudebp says:
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    Duffy or Jace?

  55. Sherm says:
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    The Yan Can Cook reference… goes… a waaaay waaaay back! And it’s NOT gone. I got it. I appreciated it. Here’s a thought: Duffy over Sandoval in the PR at the end of the season. OK, I’m crazy. But maybe not so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Yeah, doesn’t seem so crazy right now

  56. Mike says:
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    Are any of these guys upgrades over my current pitchers… Hahn, walker, aaron sanchez, mchugh

    Jesse Chavez, vincent Velasquez, Heston, nelson, hutch, may, shoemaker, hendricks

    Which ones, if walker has a bad outing do I drop him for one of these guys too

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: add chi chi to the list of potential upgrades

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Chavez,Heston, Velasquez over Walker, Sanchez, McHugh

  57. rapscallion13 says:
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    I hope your are right about it being a good time to buy low on Lester. I traded for him just before these last two starts. I expected a little more value.

  58. robobo says:
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    Who wins this trade in a 6X6 (OPS) keeper league:

    Arenado, Betts, Arieta (need steals and pitching stats, all keepers)

    Joc Pederson, Hosmer (out of it and looking for keepers)

    Thanks!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @robobo: Arenado side

  59. Mb says:
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    Start leonys vs Hahn or Souza vs weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mb: Souza

  60. Jon says:
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    Add Miley, May, Chi Chi or Erasmo over Rubby?

  61. Wax Winkingdale says:
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    Would you trade Bryant and Sale for Stanton?

    Tanks!

    • Wax Winkingdale says:
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      @Wax Winkingdale: Repeat question from above…sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wax Winkingdale: Who’s your avatar? Is that a contestant on Press Your Luck?

  62. Dave says:
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    Wondering if I should start Polanco vs loshe is Pitt or Souza against weaver in Tampa

  63. Lat says:
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    Which one would you sit of the 4
    Cain vs Gibson
    Billy Hamilton vs jerome williams
    Betts vs chen
    Rendon vs eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lat: Hamilton’s hurt

  64. The Fridge says:
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    Pitching staff has been a problem for me all year and feel like I need to make a move…
    Trade my Arenado for his Price + Middlebrooks

  65. Basement Artie says:
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    What is the term for hoping that your closer only has a one run lead to protect so he can only get moderately lit up? I’m looking at you, Ramos.

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Basement Artie: um, your closer can get just as lit up, it’s just easier to blow save and/or get a loss with a smaller lead.

  66. JP says:
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    Grey-Who would you rather have in a 6×6 roto, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, and OBP over the next 3 to five years Adam Jones or a currently messy Jason Heyward? Is it close? I want to believe that this may be a buy low opportunity on Heyward while shipping a potentially digressing Jones off while he still has good value. Am i crazy? Thak You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Jones, not close

  67. Lex says:
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    I traded tanaka for Lester :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lex: Meh, it’s a early

      • Kap says:
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        @Grey:

        Are we to use an Italian accent when reading this?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I always do

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Lex: good work, lester was ranked higher and isn’t playing with damaged tendon.

  68. Anthony says:
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    Great read! Ros would you rather have Bauer or Carlos Mart?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Anthony: I prefer Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: Thanks! C-Mart, but not today

  69. Schlitz says:
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    Carlos Martinez dropped. Dump samardjia for him pronto, right?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Schlitz: yes

  70. PK says:
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    Damn it, now I have the Dr. Zaius song stuck in my head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Why me, Dr. Zaius?!

  71. Brad K says:
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    Utley and Folty for Panik or Wong, who wins that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad K: Wong…Trading garbage for a decent hitter, decent hitter usually wins

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Woah, garbage?! Folty’s mom might be reading this!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  72. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    The week of the other best bud battle is underway. Of course, we are tied in almost every category. And we’ve been arguing constantly. Saying things to each other we’ll never be able to take back. Awful things. In fact it hasn’t even been about baseball mostly. Just fighting about anything we can think of. I think we may never come back from this. Is this normal?

    G, you know what I need this week. Preferably today. Christ Carter power.(first name misspelled intentionally)

    Whatcha got for me?

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: BB, it’s very normal… Don’t you need Carter to do something this whole year?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: My offense has been such that I haven’t even missed him. But the key is he has to progress to the mean while some of my other guys regress. It’s all about balance, yo!

        May the power of Christ Carter compel me. I know you hate the guy but he’s comin around

        P.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coming around to what? 1-for-12 with a homer in a weekend series?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Grey, try as you might, I am not going to let this drive a wedge between us. You hear me?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nothing can come between us

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Not ever. I’m glad this is behind us.

                So we are agreed Carter homers tonight then? He can strikeout three times too if that’s a fair compromise.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m offended that you’d think I was trying to drive Carter between us

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m offended that that offended you.(stutterer?)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How could that offend you when you were the original offender? OO?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Cannot someone be both an offender and an offendee in a certain situation? Perhaps maybe this one for example? OOO?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who’s an OOO? Are you saying I’m the OOO? You’re O to infinity plus O!

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Phil of the Future: This fight is so us, you know?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know! I can’t even!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I LITERALLY CAN’T. I have lost the ability to can.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t MORE!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: WHY ARE WE YELLING?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      S’s and g’s?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: That’s right, my friend.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      O yeah!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: O, you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, you O!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m not falling for that one!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: You win. But I feel like we are both winners here today….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think everyone reading this exchange is the real winner here

  73. Gareth says:
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    Someone just dropped Pedro Alvarez. I have Franco at third.

    Is Pedro worth the waiver claim, or do you like Franco better at this stage?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Gareth: I prefer Franco, but it’s close.

  74. Wilsonian says:
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    Here’s my weekly blow up my lineup question(s) in my 8 Team H2H League.

    1) Do I pickup Yan Can Cook, Mesoraco, or d’Arnaud and dump Vogt? Vogt has looked completely useless over the last two weeks. Starting to think his year long schmotato-ness is about over.

    2) Is it time to cut Burns and/or Duda and/or anyone else for any of the following: Avisail, Reddick, Aoki, Souza, Moss, Xander, Franco (on waivers until tomorrow).

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Wong
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Correa
    IF – Kipnis
    OF – Jones
    OF – Joc
    OF – Burns
    OF – Maybin
    UTIL – Duda
    UTIL – Arenado
    BN – Longo
    BN – Dickerson
    DL – Myers

    SP – Scherzer, Kluber, Archer, Cole, A.Wood, Rodon, Chavez, McHugh
    RP – Miller, Soria, Ramos, Ziegler, Tolleson
    DL – Odorizzi

    *Quit hatin’ on Rodon’s walk rate – he only walked two last night. That gives him 5 total in his last 18.1 innings. Not bad for a rookie who was drafted (in the real baseball draft) last year. I think he’s turned the corner, but that’s just me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1) Hold 2)Both for Avisail and Souza

  75. PhilOssieB says:
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    Startin Velasquez against the White Zonx?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Shouldn’t own a pitcher you’re not starting vs. White Sox

  76. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    SON really hates Carlos Martinez and Chad Bettis starting today in COL.. Martinez has been lights out lately, and Bettis has shown he can pitch in COL…. Do i start any of them or bench?

    Thanks Grey!

  77. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Loving the slam + legs from Icarlos.

    Anywho, would you trade Moss and Wieters for Dickerson if you could? I’m 1st in all offensive categories, but dead last in AVG.

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Elliot: I’ve got D’arnaud and Mesoraco as my 2 catchers if I trade Wieters.

  78. Don says:
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    Rendon for Pineda?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Don: Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Rendon, best avatar pic

  79. Jack says:
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    Well of course Yannie boy hits 2 bombs the day before d’Arnaud comes off the DL. Time to flip a coin, unless you think otherwise.

  80. JAL says:
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    NOW, Yanny Gomes or D. Norris 12-team 5×5 RoS G Worm?

  81. Not a bad day to own Votto, Frazier, Correa & Franco.

    As for Wacha & the regression fairies, this was more like the Coors curse & a very good 3B taking him yard sale. Wacha was cruising like Caitlyn Jenner on Holywood Blvd until the 7th when at close to 100 pitches Arenado did what Aranado do & tied it up (presumably what Caitlyn Jenner used to do pre-op). And the bullpen game up the 4th run after Wacha left with 2 on 2 out.

    I agree that Wacha is due for a bad game, but this wasn’t really it.

    on a related note, I always hate that – managers should just let pitchers clean up their own messes. CarGo hadn’t hit Wacha hard all night, so why bring in an ice cold reliever to face him? After the base hit I thought, “well shit, Wacha coulda done that.”

    Yes. I’m bitter for losing a quality start. I’m 0-fer W’s this week despite a sub 2 ERA and 2 QS from Miller, Grienke & what shoulda been Waxha. Meanwhile my opponent has a 6.xx ERA and
    2 wins. Gah!

    • @Lucky Dog:

      Ps – I have Russell as my 2B. He’s not been awesome and he steals as much as mother Theresa.

      ROS, Russell, Jace Peterson, Flores, Duffy, Prado (yawwwwnnn)?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Though 2B question comes down to needs, Flores for power

      • @Grey:

        I went ahead and grabbed Jace –
        I’m good on power, but need the SBs – appreciate your input. Helped me look at it another way. cheers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. booya says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Velasquez in a keeper league?
    Fiers
    Nelson
    Buchholz
    Chavez

    Thanks

  83. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks Grey.

    Heston or May?

    Also, who has higher long term upside to you, May or Velasquez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: Heston, Velasquez

  84. fastfrog says:
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    Does the Stream-o-nator take into account a day game played after a night game? For example, we all know Jerome Williams and Moscot suck. But they’re gonna be facing hitters who’ve just played nine innings the previous night and thus won’t be as sharp this afternoon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fastfrog: You should ask Rudy on the SON page

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @fastfrog: i doubt it has levels of fatigue from night to daygame, but that’s an interesting idea.

  85. Nate says:
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    Can you rank these 3B for the rest of the season?

    A-Rod, Freese, J Turner, M. Franco, A Guerrero

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Nate: I’d go A-Rod, Franco, Guerro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Franco, Arod

  86. scrotchs says:
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    I have Correa and Reyes. Looking to trade Reyes for some pitching. Should I be able to do better then hammel? Doesn’t seem like anyone is willing to give up a top arm. I was trying to package Reyes with Holliday but that plan took a hit yesterday.

  87. Roger Podacter says:
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    Came here for the Planet of the Apes references. Was not dissappointed.

    Go Marte! Dingers!

  88. The Great Knoche says:
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    What’s Wrong with Me?
    I Think You’re Crazy!
    Want a 2nd Opinion.
    You’re also Lazy!

    Oh wait no, that’s just Robinson Cano. (Winner of Baseball’s Least Likely To Hustle, edging out David Ortiz in a photo finish.)

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: only because Alfonso Soriano retired.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True!

  89. knucks says:
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    i get- brandon crawford/zimmerman
    i give up- carson smith/grienke

    crawford will replace russell at SS for me

    feels like the slight drop from grienke to zimmerman would be worth the SS upgrade, do you agree?

    • Knucks says:
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      @knucks: Jordan zimm, just to be clear

  90. PK says:
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    Nick Martinez popsicle stick blurb made me laugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, PK!

  91. Kap says:
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    Boom, now I have 4 maybe 6 players on the DL, with only 2 DL slots:
    Matt Holliday, Soler, Odorizzi, Iwakuma … plus Cruz and Pence. 12 team h2h. Any of these guys worth dropping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kap: Likely Iwakuma, Odorizzi, but I’d wait until the Cards say Holliday’s timetable, maybe him if out months

  92. Dommattingly says:
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    Tanner Roark or Taijuan Walker ROS?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Roark going to have a spot ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could, is that very important?

  93. Cheese says:
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    12 team H2H standard + OPS, K/9, K/BB

    Two potential deals:

    1. I give Collin McHugh and I get Adam Eaton (I need OF help)

    2. I give Danny Salazar, Eduardo Rodriguez, Francisco Lindor and I getRusney Castillo, Garrett Richards and one of Ryan Zimmerman/Adam Eaton/Austin Jackson

    Do one? Do both (if yes to second deal, who do I take between the 3 listed?)

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese: 1. Sounds fine 2. Just do 1

  94. TD_catchers says:
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    Grey, Sky, JB and the whole Razzball gang…

    I had to stop playing fantasy baseball 4 years ago because I couldn’t juggle a full time job and paranoically checking rotoworld for player updates for my next pick up. Anythewho, I still continue to read Razzball religiously. That speaks volumes for how good you guys are at what you do!
    Keep it up boys and the 3 girls.

  95. Kap says:
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    Brayan Peña or Kevin Plawecki in my all-catcher league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kap: Is Jordan Pacheco owned?

  96. John says:
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    Funny you mention Stanton hasnt even got hot yet, quite amazing. He surely could hit 250 and no one would be too upset but he is shown 275+ and the ride up will be fun.

    Torenado!! that should be copyrighted dude!! I own him every where and love that I have him in my deep dynasty league!!

  97. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I missed you. I got caught up in the TorARENADO the last week (actually I had a bunch of work shizz) but I’m back now and I’m working from home now, WOO HOO! I come bearing good news BFF! As you can see from my new avatar that……….The Jobu’s are coming, apparently there was a delay on there end and they’re shipping out the first orders this week. DRAGON’s & JOBU’s in the same week that Nado, Abreu, AJ, & Tulo start heating up, now if I can the pitching to follow suite I’ll be in good shape. I just moved Crush for Richards & I’ve been trying to get Lester, but apparently Morales just isn’t enough. I can’t complain too much cause I got to see Effin DRAGON’s on Sunday!! I told Tehol that Tyrion was going to be the dragon whisperer and he was going to fly them around and crush his sister. I got the riding dragons part right, just the wrong character. Do you think that the dragons can melt the Whitewalkers and their Zombie army?? We have 42 weeks to figure it out. True Detective and Ray are just around the corner!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: BFF! Good to see you! I think the White Walkers move about as fast as Greg Luzinski and Steve Balboni in line at a Weight Watchers, so not that concerned

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Luzinski “The Bull,” (funny how a 6’1″ 250lb guy was considered a Bull back then) I was going to call him the original donkey, but even though he K’d 150 times a year he still hit .300

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

  98. Emily Bonerface says:
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    my “i told you so” moment is here! heston, heston, heston!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “Here’s mud in your eye! Is that mud?” says Bonerface.

      • Emily Bonerface says:
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        @Grey: “sorry for the mud. i forget it tastes better going out than coming in.” what?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  99. knighttown says:
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    My injured players are coming back in my 12 team daily 5×5. I’ve tried trading but am not getting anywhere…have 6 trades out there that people haven’t even responded to. Seems to be a thing when I’m way out in front. I’m going to be forced to drop someone I don’t want to drop so looking for an overall assessment.

    I’m sitting in first but have been struggling for the past couple of weeks.

    C- Gattis
    CI- Duda, Longoria, Rendon
    MI- Wong, Tulo, Pedroia
    OF- Cruz, Upton, Reddick, Burns, Heyward (Myers, Dickerson)
    Util- Correa
    Bn- Zimmerman, Panik

    SP- FHer, Salazar, Carrasco, Samardzja, Hendricks, Leake (last two streamers)
    RP- Street, KRod, Box, Ziegler, Tolleson (can only start 3 so have two actual closers clogging my bench)

    I know I need an arm but man, I’ve tried Street/Zimm for just a #20-#25 guy (say, Shields) and I’m not getting anywhere.

    Is anyone droppable?

    Do I make a huge overpay like Street/Longo for a Shields just to clear up the roster?

    Or do I just tell them to screw off and let my team ride as is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown: Yeah, overpay in that trade for Shields, otherwise, drop Zimmerman, Panik

  100. booya says:
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    Would you trade either of Arrieta or deGrom for Strasburg in a keeper?

  101. Zach says:
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    Good morning. Would you drop Lind or Alex Gordon for Belt in a 10 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Morning! Gordon

  102. Andrew says:
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    Hammel for Lester?

  103. JMAC says:
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    D Norris or J Lucroy ROS have both on the roster and don’t need two catchers clearly. 5×5 H2H OBP

    • JAL says:
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      @JMAC: Lucroy.

  104. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Jose Abreu should feel obliged to give us 7 more by the break. And that would be unconscionable, I suppose, to feel any obligation?

  105. Rob Deer says:
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    Keeper

    Id be giving Abreu, would you do any of these and if so, please rank

    1) Abreu for Freeman/Polanco
    2) Abreu for Pederson/Springer
    3) Abreu for Pederson/Polanco/Belt
    4) Abreu for Springer/Polanco/Belt

  106. Warren says:
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    Keeper OBP h2h league. Team is stacked thanks to your advice the last few years. (pitching has been inconsistent though. Damn Starterpocalypse)

    C: Hundley
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: DJ
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Tulo
    OF: Harper
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Puig
    UTIL: Abreu and Arenado (have had Nolan starting while Abreu has been scuffling)
    Bench: Correa
    Bench: Fowler

    Pitching looks like this:

    Price
    Arrieta
    Carrasco
    Salazar
    Hammel
    Richards
    McCullers

    Allen
    Soria
    Tolleson

    Don’t love having 3 bench bats, so I want to move some of them. Haven’t been able to get anyone to bite on Fowler, but I like him as insurance for my injury prone outfield. I have Correa for dirt cheap so I want to keep him long term. Abreu, Nolan, and Donaldson can all be kept at good salaries for next season, so not sure which (if any) to shop. Tulo was a pricey pickup in the auction so and with him heating up I could get peak value for him, but then that is putting a lot on Correa to be great. I have been sweeping 4/5 offensive categories every week (winning SBs occasionally) but have struggled to win pitching. Tulo for a Top pitcher (Scherzer/Kershaw level) the right thing to do here? I guess worst case I hold and Correa fills in for Tulo, but maybe getting a good arm now is the right play.

    Again Grey, thanks for taking the time to answer all these comments. You are the man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: You don’t need a top SP, you have 3… Don’t even see how Fowler is owned in your league, or at least on your team, seems totally unnecessary… I’d trade Abreu for Altuve

      • Warren says:
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        @Grey: ok, thanks hombre. What about Abreu for Gordon + ? Altuve owner has Goldy already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for your team too, sure

  107. Det. John Kimble says:
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    What do you make of Xander Bogaerts in a 10-team H2H league?

    Rotoworld has him ranked behind guys like Semien and Zobrist and I just don’t understand why more people aren’t as excited about his recent play?

      • Bro Jackson says:
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        @Grey: Congrats on being funny in the comments.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wieters

  108. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Had EIGHT freakin’ homeruns in my keeper league last night! Yeah, no one gives a shit. But the world must know!!

    Votto-3
    Gomes-2
    Harper-1
    Correa-1
    E5-1

  109. David says:
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    Deep at 3B in a dynasty keeper league (can keep all players for unlimited time). Thinking about trying to cash in on a hot start by Franco for some needed pitching depth. Worth trying to target a slumping Garrett Richards 1 for 1?

  110. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5
    Keep 3

    Hey Grey,

    1) Dump Vogt and add d’Arnaud, or hold?
    2) Have both Bogaerts and Correa. Should I look to trade Bogaerts and slide Correa in as my everyday SS? If I can’t find someone to trade with, can I drop Bogaerts outright, or should I then try to trade Correa?

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    ss-bogaerts
    of-car-gomez, j-upton, cargo
    util-hosmer, fowler
    dl-myers
    n/a-correa

    sp-kershaw, c-mart, gio, descalafani, hutchison, fiers, syndergaard, alex wood, chase anderson
    dl-smyly
    rp-britton, storen, melancon

  111. Brian says:
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    1. Please rank these SS for ROS. A. Escobar, A. Russell, E. Aybar

    2. Rank for ROS. A. Garcia, S. Souza, Polanco, Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: 1. You did 2. Same

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Jungmann’s parents must really like the Village People or, at least, YMCA. (Jungmann, you don’t need to feel down . . .)

  113. FrankGrimes says:
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    Alex Wood and Heyward for Lester?
    Prolly too much. He seems to be better now no?
    I mean Wood not that shit stain Heyward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Lester side, it could end up either way

  114. Anthony says:
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    I just traded away Salazar and Eduardo Rodriguez and got Brantley, great trade? I needed an OF and I’m still loaded at SP with Scherzer, Cole, Carrasco, Stras and McCullers.

  115. fork says:
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    Would you trade Trevor Bauer for A.J. Pollock?

  116. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    You starting Velasquez tonight?

  117. TOGMAN says:
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    Heston or V. Velasquez? 12 H2H 6×6 QS

  118. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Start 3 RPs…I own Kenley, Robertson, Soria and Tolleson

    Trade Soria or Tolleson for which SP?

    Tillman
    Fiers
    Tijian Walker

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda:

      Fister or Verlander are also options

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks…would you rather give up Soria or Tolleson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tolleson

  119. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    12 Team 10×10 H2H

    Side A: Tyson Ross, Liriano
    Side B: Lester

    Who you got?

  120. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m currently trying to swap Tulo for a 3rd base upgrade since I have Correa now. Panda has been manning the cold corner this season for me. What a shit storm that’s been… If I can’t swing a deal, would you dump Panda for Plouffe or Duffy?

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  121. PK says:
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    I haven’t seen any d’Arnaud vs Mesoraco questions yet. So… here it is!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Why I oughta! Travis

  122. Wolfie says:
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    Sell high on any of these guys ?
    Hahn, Rodon, bolsinger

    Also, I’ve had Anthony rendon clogging up my bench/dl all season . I’ve been getting by at 2b and 3b with Jose Altuve and Nolan Arenado. I’ve been using MaikelFranco at my lone utility spot and he’s doing pretty well for himself. I’ve also got Joey Gallo and Hector Olivera stashed on the bench. i need some serious pitching help. Should I move Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolfie: For what? I guess, if you can…

  123. VRugg says:
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    Grey- another great job.
    In a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB
    Received this trade offer; Give Cano (I know that you don’t like him) and Fowler
    Get H. Hendrick and A. Gordon
    Your thoughts?
    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VRugg: Thanks! Sounds decent

  124. Jimmy says:
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    Great write-up Grey. I’m looking to trade Hanley in my keeper league and can’t decide who to target. Primarily looking at outfielders. What players would you target for him? Would Braun be a good target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton?

  125. Julio Lugo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Strasburg or Lester? Keepers league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  126. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    G’day. Sit carlos Martinez in Colorado? Also should I drop buchholz for Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sure

  127. Zach says:
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    Who would you drop for Velasquez? Thanks!

    Ross
    Hendricks
    Bolsinger
    McHugh
    Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  128. dem ribbies says:
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    lol @ the Yelich blurb. on that note, Yelich moving up to 3rd in the lineup today. hope that gives him a spark. I like this kid in a keeper and hope he can get his 2015 on track.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that on the lineup, good move by Fredi

  129. Lonestar3 says:
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    Best add:
    Chi Chi, Vincent Velasquez, or Heston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  130. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Franko or Avisail for a Util slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  131. VamosALaPetco says:
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    The Correagle has landed. Drop Marcus Semien (BN) for any one of the following pitchers to balance out my team?

    Hector Santiago, Bolsinger, Hahn, Heston, Nick-Mart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  132. Luke says:
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    My team is stacked grey but I need another reserve utility/OF/any position hitter. Who would you add:

    Tucker from Astros
    Rios
    Yan Gomes
    Pillar
    Marisnick
    Jace Peterson

    I am a bit weak in steals & average. Although I just traded for trout so that may change things. But avg & steals are my two categories needed. HR never hurts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

      • Luke says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. Got him. Now another question since you don’t have enough comments to respond to.
        I want to trade Richards and get back either Lester or Hamels. Would you trade Richards for Hamels or Lester? And if so which would you prefer? Or should I hold? My current SP are:
        Price
        Degrom
        Arrieta
        Pineda
        Shields
        Richards
        Hutchinson

        I will be giving away draft picks as well, but I am all in this year so picks are worthless to me.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Luke: richards was ranked lower than both of those, only lester’s recent performance would lower him a bit maybe, but not as bad as richards’. hamels best probably.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @The Great Knoche: mesoraco is just ugly, he’s not a dirty player. somebody oughta take off their cleat and clock that bitch in the back of the head, or at least just slide into her and take out her knee permanently. stupid girls didn’t jump that cunt like dudes would’ve.

    • @The Great Knoche: While that’s super cheap shot-ish, and she’s clearly evil, I also find her strangely attractive for it. She’s clearly fresh out of fucks to give. Probably a fun girl. Heh

  133. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    keeper league trade question….we can keep 10 (my probable 10 will be Bryce, Brantley, Kolten, Encarnacion, Hosmer, Correa, Bumgarner, Strasburg, Lester, Salazar, also have Vogt, Syndergaard and Rusney as options)…im middle pack right now and my pitching is brutal….trade a pretty cheap-priced Syndergaard who I may or may not keep for a high-priced Garrett Richards who I definitely will not keep? i want to buy low on Richards, but also want to make sure Im not panicking on Synder after two shellackings. thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  134. scott steelers says:
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    Harrison, Howie, Panik. Rank the 3 2B for ROS value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howie, Harrison

  135. jojo says:
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    wada, heston, velasquez and fier on waiver wire.

    who should i pick up?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  136. Atlas says:
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    Is Thor a shallow league Keeper or Streamer ? (re-draft league) You da man G.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper

  137. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I am trying to upgrade my pitching staff in a pretty deep, 12 team h2h keeper league. I have a very strong bullpen and his team has taken an loss in saves every week.

    Who would you try to package with Holland without over paying too much to make a run at DeGrom? Myers, Gallo, Duda, Blackmon?

    Not sure I even need to make a move, but my only weakness is SP.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them…. Gallo, Myers, Duda…

  138. agarthered says:
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    My Tomas for his Grilli? (Only have Axford and Storen on bench)

    My util currently has 2 spots for 4 players (Choo, Correa, Tomas, Heyward)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    If you to redraft right now Who you takin Number !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  140. Hern says:
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    If trying to trade Dee Gordon what is the equivalent I should expect in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom?

  141. John says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H keeper, balanced stats. [I’m in first with a decent team]
    I’ve got an open spot and an itch to get rid of Ben Revere (never use him, sits on my bench), so 2 open spots.
    Waiver – [H] S. Souza, D. Norris(I’ve got C.Santana @ C spot, but hes also eligible for 3rd), C. Carter, C. Maybin, A. Eaton, A. Laroche, B.Moss
    [P] C.C.Gonzalez, M. bolsinger, C. TIllman, U. Jimenez, R. Porcello, J. Paxton, M. Garza

    You see any bright lights worth acquiring?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Moss

  142. Ty says:
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    Is Pelfrey for really real? He’s only had 2 bad starts all year. 4 earned runs in Chisox and DET. Every other start he’s given up 2 runs or less. I’m trying to justify dropping McHugh for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha thanks. Any of these dudes instead of McPugh…Fiers, Kendricks, Hahn ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers

          • Ty says:
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            @Grey: Gracias for all the hard work dealing with us minions

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              De nada

  143. Helldiver says:
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    Need to free up an Util spot for Correa, as I already have Reyes at SS. So looking to move Machado who can’t be kept next year. 10 Team AL only keeper league.

    Which do you like better: Machado for Tanaka or Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  144. williaint says:
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    tomas/Ed.Rodriguez/Trevor May

    or

    Pollock/Carrasco/Jimmy Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • williaint says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry, I had that wrong:

        It’s Tomas/Carrasco/Nelson
        or
        Pollock/Eduardo/May

        Still same answer?

        • williaint says:
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          @williaint:

          Other way is a no brainer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco, it’s fair now

  145. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    similar forsythe ? 20 team h2h redraft with OPS. forsythe or go with one of tejada/HOLT!/e.rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  146. Rice says:
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    Can only carry 2:

    Fiers, Chavez, Velasquez, Heston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Chavez

  147. DeezNutz says:
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    13 team 5×5 Roto Keeper league:

    Should I trade away Shawn Tolleson to get Josh Reddick?

    I’m pretty stacked at closer with Chapman, Familia and Uehara and I am very desperate for offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Don says:
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    Catcher ROS ranks:

    Gomes, Martin, McCann and Grandal

    Whatchu think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  149. Natsochist says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team Keeper league, OBP instead of AVG. Just got the following proposal:

    I give: Altuve (can’t keep after this year), Shields ($26)

    I get: Rusney Castillo ($1), C-Mart ($1).

    I have Panik to plug in at 2B after trading Altuve. Am I missing something, or is this a gift from the Fantasy gods to atone for what they’ve done to my pitching staff this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  150. Baren says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Love the TORENADO moniker quick keeper league question, Which side do you like better:

    Harper or Pederson/Correa?

    All 3 look like super-studs and It seems I can always find solid OFers. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Harper

  151. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    20 team redraft, same as in the question just above.
    norris
    c.santana
    forsythe
    franco
    flores
    OF stanton/yelich/souza
    util paulsen
    BN alonso/sandoval
    DL d’arnaud
    i have a guy trying to trade me bruce for norris, and i know that’s a good trade, esp since i was about to drop norris to activate d’arnaud anyway. but now who would be my drop? would i be better off packaging in a 2nd guy like yelich to get back a 2B/SS so as to replace forsythe like semien/zobrist (which this opp has)
    so my norris/yelich for bruce and 1 of semien/zobrist (not that i love the idea of starting either of those that much).
    Or should i just drop paulsen or somebody else. I know bruce for norris is good for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Paulsen

  152. Colin says:
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    I wouldn’t dismiss Jungmann just yet…pitching in Colorado Springs can mess with anyone’s head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Colin: that’s right, that stuff will melt your skin right off, the springs. like an indian (native american these day) jones movie. one of the short horror stories in Haunted (palahniuk) had a very graphic description of a guy having that done to him. gross.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @The Harrow:
        I was just trying to remember that book yesterday thanks!

        • The Harrow says:
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          @FrankGrimes: great book, literally the most queasy a book ever made me was the first story, with the guy in the pool who’s being sucked into the filtration system. ehhhh. that part actually caused people to pass out/throw up in readings done at bookstores and such. no shit.

  153. TOGMAN says:
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    Should I drop either McHugh or Kazmir for Velasquez? 12 H2H 6×6 QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  154. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I had Heston in, but Shields ruined my huge lead. That and the guy I’m playing benched Harang. He also benched Koehler @TOR. *Sad Face*.

    Are you starting Arrieta today @DET? I only have starts left from Hendricks, Garza, Shields and Heston. No streaming capabilities. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  155. FrankGrimes says:
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    Hanley for Pujols who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, it’s fair

  156. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    I am hanging onto Russell and Correa in a 12 Team H2H Keeper League, but I am running out of room with Dickerson, Myers, Hamilton the Snow Blower, and Iwakuma on the DL/Bench (2 DL spots). Should I continue to hold or is one droppable? I would play Russell at 2B, but I have K. Wong.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton is droppable

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Cool. I have him in all 3 Leagues, so I may have just opened some space. Thanks.

  157. Cole says:
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    Pick a side:
    Arenado y wacha vs harper y gio.
    Seems fair to me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, it is fair, depends on positional needs

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey: team with Arenado has Donaldson

  158. The Harrow says:
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    tulo out of 2nd out of 3 days, something’s up.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: they refer to it as a “day of rest” but when you need to rest 2 out of 3 days and aren’t a SP they have a more informative name for it, it’s called an injury.

  159. Skeezix says:
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    Just how good is Noah Syndergaard for this year? He is currently starting in my Rookie Pitcher slot, but I’m toying with trying to get a bat like Christian Yelich, Dextor Fowler, or Mark Trumbo. It would mean relying on Alex Colome as my Rookie Pitcher with Thor gone, at least for the foreseeable future. Is that crazy to consider?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: In what order would you target those hitters (ignore any you wouldn’t want)? He’s also got Carlos Gomez. I’m not sure if he’s silly enough to do that deal, but it’s intriguing (he really seems to like Syndergaard). My 2nd catcher also sucks (Zunino) and he’s got Norris and Martin, though don’t love trading for catchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Gomez

          • Skeezix says:
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            @Grey: Me too! is he the only one you’d settle for out of those guys?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  160. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    A trade question if I may:

    I trade Harper and say Wacha and I get Archer and Rizzo

    I have no idea if the Archer/Rizzo Owner would even trade, but I wanted to run it by you. I know I should be aiming for a higher ranked SP with Harper, but Rizzo could fill void. I may also be f’n nuts!

    Thanks much again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Does it matter that it’s a 10 Team H2H Points League? Should have probably included that to qualify the trade.

        Thanks.

  161. Gus Pike says:
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    Current pitching staff of:

    SP – Arrieta / Carrasco / Salazar / Cashner / Ross
    RP – Clippard / Cecil / Tolleson / Ziegler / Betances / Giles

    Have 4 MI for 3 spots (2B, SS, MI): Correa, Rendon, Bogearts, Lemahieu

    Carlos Rodon is out there on waivers (had him when he was shaky, but seems to have figured things out now). My ERA and WHIP worst in the league.

    Is Rodon worth a pickup over any of my pitching staff (note – am holding Giles in hopes of Papelbon trade)?

    Is Rodon worth a pickup over one of the MI and if so, which one?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose DJ for Rodon

      • Gus Pike says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks…just hard to do (he has hit .411 since I picked him up). But will pull the trigger.

        • Gus Pike says:
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          @Gus Pike:

          I guess other option is to try and move Correa as attractive keeper for some top pitching (would target Cole and Strasburg) and keep DJ…but we’re assuming he will crash to earth?

  162. Gus Pike says:
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    Second question:

    Am in a 12 team keeper league where we keep 5 forever. Currently I would keep: Goldschmidt, Rizzo, McCutcheon, Arenado
    Contenders for final keeper slot are: Rendon, Brantley, Correa

    Who would your final keeper be? Which of those final 3 would have best trade value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  163. henncoop says:
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    I have Syndergaard on a minor league roster in a keeper 5X5 roto league …once I bring him up he stays. Should have probably brought him up a while back …but this is a new format for me …a bit unique with having a separate 6 player minor league roster.
    I would of course need to drop someone to do so. Drop options are: Shoemaker, Fiers, Chase, Kazmir, Bolsinger, Happ, & McHugh.
    Other options on the waiver wire are: May, K Hendricks, Folty, E Ram, Chen, Gibson & M Gonzalez.
    Advance Noah? or leave him sit for now in favor of another guy? or drop several of my current staff for the options I listed??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Advance, drop Shoe

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey …dropping Kazmir or Chase or even Bolsinger for May is a bad idea then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not bad, Chase

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: Great …thanks

  164. scott steelers says:
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    De jesus 2nd homer in 3 days. Cozart looked real hurt. Did he just find himself regular playing time? Is he worth a scoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in very deep leagues

  165. EDGEHOF says:
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    I was just offer his Jose Fernandez for my Carlos Correa.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  166. Long Bawls says:
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    And from the land of lightly-oxymoronic baseball names, Ivan de Jesus Jr. with the homer! Ya think he rounds the bases chanting his name: I-D-J! I-D-J! only to get to home plate and see Lemahieu’s waiting there for him with a cease-and-desist letter? Yeah, prolly not, but in a better world, maybe.

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Long Bawls: it’s david’s kid. ya got long balls larry. long balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  167. Sun Tzu says:
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    Grey, are we dropping Big Papi in shallow leagues yet? His inwardly-arched legs are wobbling, but have they fallen fully off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer not to

  168. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    heyward over burns or polanco today only? COL, but i need steals so far this week. really i need everything, and Tron loves everybody in COL. could go heyward over souza or marte too but that seems insane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Souza if you need steals

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: didn’t souza used to steal bases too? what happened to that?

        • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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          @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: played against martin and reyes today, with my E5 and bautista doing little in comparison. and souza still gets higher steals projected by Tron, even though he hasn’t stolen in weeks. ugly decision either way on this one.

  169. Scott says:
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    Howie is my first sonuvabench not involving Aoki!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  170. Scott says:
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    Please rate these corner infidels:
    Mark Reynolds
    Josh Harrison
    Yunel Escobar
    Matt Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  171. Brown L says:
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    Drop Heyward for A. Guerrero or B. Burns?

    • Brown L says:
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      @Brown L: Possibly relevant: 12-team OPS League

      Also, D’Arneauieau or Grandal, same league?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  172. vinodole says:
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    In a vacuum, Puig and Rusney for Kinsler and Wood?

    Stepping out of the vacuum, I have too many OFs to start (Upton, Cespedes, Puig, Rusney, Marte, Polanco, Joc) and desperately need MI (starting Solarte, no backup, I got Gyrked off…)… Does this change anything? Still giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  173. PK says:
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    I picked up Zack Cozart this morning. He was hurt within two hours. Sorry, Zack!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you, PK!

  174. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    Billy Hamilton for Jon Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1)I’ve always admired the fashion sense of the members of Right Said Fred. I’m normally a white t-shirt guy, should I drop them for mesh tank tops?

    2) 12 crew hip hop dynasty league, my Jeru the Damaja for his Dres and Ed O.G., which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Answer’s in the question 2) Ed OG, all day, every day

  176. Charles says:
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    12 team h2h 6×6 (QS and Losses instead of Wins): would you give up Lucroy for Lester?

    SPs are currently below average:

    Arrieta
    Carrasco
    Hammel
    Rodon
    Garcia
    Velasquez
    Shoemaker

    My offense has been good, but I’d have to replace Lucroy with a Ramos, Cervelli, Montero type.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lester, Ramos

  177. ryanoger says:
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    Looking to deal Desmond, any of these guys worth trading for?

    Eduardo, Syndergaard, Zimmermann, Lynn, Storen, Perkins, A. Miller, Soria

    Below is my pitching:
    SP- Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Lackey, Fiers
    RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Soria, Storen

  178. ashtray says:
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    It’s been awhile since I watched the NBA so I was surpised to see last night that they have legalized slide tackles. LeBron executed it beautifully against Curry with mere minutes to go in the game last night. Hail to the King.

    I finally cut ties with Heyward last night so you can all now reap the benefits as he rises from the ashes like the mighty Pheonix. Or some other town in Arizona.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t watched NBA since 1994 championships

      • Baren says:
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        @Grey: when Olajuwon beasted

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @ashtray: they “legalize” a lot of things for Lee Bron to get away with for ratings. he pretty much just runs over people and it’s ok in that “sport” now.

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: it’s been going on for years with him, they let him do what he wants, and any league that justifies that tackle as legal basketball is a joke, and is admitting exactly what kind of joke when they defend the non-call. They’d be better off just ignoring it. Defending it admits they in fact do let Lee Bron do what he wants.

  179. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last one for you!

    I’ve been toying with capitalizing on the Jo Fern hype + the Kershaw owner is interested in the following trade, but only once Jo Fern is activated:

    My Jo Fern + Blackmon for his Kershaw. It’s an OBP league and Blackmon is amazingly, my bench OF. Wire OFs are: Souza, Maybin, Ethier, Paredes, Avisail.

    My rotation is Klub, Arrieta, [Jo Fern], Hammel, Wood, Chavez, Thor, so I’m not dying for pitching, but I like that the Dodgers will be in the playoff race + Kershaw is likely to play on regular rest throughout H2H playoffs…

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw, it’s not close

  180. Scott says:
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    Regarding Anibal: I resemble that remark!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  181. Charles says:
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    12 team h2h 6×6 (QS and L, no W): Lose Lucroy for Lester? Current SPs are below average:

    Arrieta
    Carrasco
    Hammel
    Rodon
    Garcia
    Shoemaker
    Velasquez

    I’d replace Lucroy with a Ramos, Cervelli, Montero type. My hitting has been near the top of the league so far.

    Would you do it?

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: sorry for the duplicate. iPhone troubles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  182. booya says:
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    Souza or Bruce ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  183. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pujols/xander for lester/posey/belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  184. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks Grey.

    I own Sal/McCann/Travis as my catchers in a 2-catcher, keeper (forever) 10-team mixed league.

    Trying to trade one for a solid SP. who would you suggest offering and for what caliber-type SP? I’m guessing McCann since he is older and seems to be a sell-high candidate, but no one is biting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade any of them for whatever you can get

  185. Matt says:
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    13-team 5×5 OBP league.

    I just traded my Joey Gallo (would have been a 21st round keeper for me for next year, will be an 18th round keeper for the other team) & Jason Heyward for his Stephen Strasburg (8th round keeper for me next year) & Mookie Betts.

    I already have Kris Bryant (15th round keeper for next year) & ARod at 3rd base. My only offensive hole was at 2nd base, and I’m really weak with Starting Pitching.

    Do you think I made a good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

  186. John says:
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    So obviously with a big day yesterday your feeling Heston. Im seeing above Heston over Fiers, how about Heston over these guys……or rank??

    Fiers
    Heston
    Velasquez
    Walker
    Bolisinger

    THis would be my last spot on a 10 team staff goal is trust with some upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Walker

      • John says:
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        @Grey: so just over walker rest toss ups

      • John says:
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        @Grey: i can get my hands on all these guys who top 3 in you eyes?

    • John says:
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      @John: add roark in there think he pitches in roatation or he be gone once fister back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Heston, Velasquez, top 3

  187. Stanton in my way says:
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    Trade Carlos Martinez for mookie? Any chance mookie turns it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Mookie

  188. Pince George says:
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    Hi Grey, 12 team 5×5 Keeper…..thanks for all your help. Pick one for next 2-3 years: Khris Davis or J. Lake? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  189. Hern says:
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    Do you rank Rodon above the likes of:

    Chi Chi Gonzalez
    Velasquez
    McCullers
    Heston
    Hahn

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, they’re all toss ups on matchups

  190. Tryn hard says:
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    Need help…offered Kris Bryant and Garrett Richrads for Josh Donaldson…should I take this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  191. Jaymz says:
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    @Grey: Thannks – one more for ya..

    I’m fighting every urge in my body to sit CMart today but you and the SON are so damn confident.

    Guess I will stream Bettis and sit CMart. Sigh. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh? I’ve said I would never start a pitcher in Coors outside of Kershaw

      • Jaymz says:
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        Shoot, you did say that. My bad.

        I’m so desperate I negotiated with the SON and myself and an starting ’em both. Haha. Pa-pow!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  192. Luke says:
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    What to do with Desmond? Get a new SS or hold? He is my only weakness on offense, but he is killing me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell him weeks ago

  193. Atlas says:
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    Can we get a memo to Matt Williams and Mike Scioscia that the best two hitters on planet Earth need to bat third ? Not second (Trout) not fourth (Harper)… Third.

    Why you would want to limit RBI opportunities for Trout I have no idea, and with Harper… half the time he does not bat till the second inning. :shakingmyheadindisapproval:

    Some of these managers around MLB are impossible to understand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bonkers

  194. Chris says:
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    Do i drop semien for josh harrison in my 10 team H2H points keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  195. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade Alex Guerrero + Wei-Yin Chin for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  196. SpecialFNK says:
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    after Heston no hit the Mets last night, would you recommend starting Tim Hudson tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what Heston has to do with it, I’d look at SON

  197. The JoGarza says:
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    What’s up, Grey. Which side do you like?

    A)Salazar
    B)Tanaka/Stras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  198. Moscowitz says:
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    Padres option Gyorko to AAA…about time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • PK says:
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      @Moscowitz: /sad trombone

  199. Bro Jackson says:
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    Grey,

    Great job as usual. Can you please pick one of these buttonholes row:

    McHugh, Shark and Ross

    or do I drop all for Heston, Walker and Valesquez. I think Vince is a must-stash. Knee slapper.

    • Bro Jackson says:
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      @Bro Jackson: row = ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Shark for Heston, Velasquez

  200. AverageJOE says:
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    Somewhat new, I look forward to reading your take everyday, thank you, entertaining and informative(hope you were trying to be entertaining.)

    Who would you stash? Two DL spots, Cain, Moore or Corbin?

    Thank you………….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Corbin, Moore

  201. Tony Mags says:
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    Mookie Betts was dropped in my league. Do I drop Venable or Rusney for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  202. KSS says:
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    Hey Grey. Would you drop Molina for Gomes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  203. I am the Walrus says:
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    Grey,
    I have A.Garcia and Myers coming off the DL. I only have room for one. Is it close or is Myers far better? I think in my league Myer’s trade value may be better but I want to maximize my offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close

  204. Greyismyhero says:
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    I’m assuming drop Smadge for Rodon?

    S
    M
    O
    K
    E

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah…Smoke it!

  205. Carter says:
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    Frazier or Puig? ROS.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  206. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6 – ROS, Vincent Velasquez or Folty? Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  207. Scott says:
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    Should I pick up Addison Russell for MI? I have Kendrick, Segura, and Flores.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  208. the great knoche says:
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    Gyorko going down to play everyday. He will be worth a pickup in 6 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  209. Jon says:
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    Jepsen or Ziegler the better reliever to own? Motte and Daniel Hudson are two more options for saves, I guess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  210. L-Boogie says:
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    Why, oh why, did I ever drop C-Mart.

    Oh right, it was those back-to-back 7 ER games. Remember those? I do…every freakin time he throws a gem..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I remember them vividly

    • Jake Taylor says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      Boogie please don’t Mush us C-Mart owners anymore. Just because we stood by our man don’t hate. lol

  211. Carlos says:
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    A. Miller to the DL with a forearm issue. Betances to close. Would you drop Miller in a 10 team, super competitive league? There are no DL spots so he would be dead roster space. I already have Boxberger and C. Dickerson currently wasting away. I feel like even if A. Miller does come back, Betances will keep the job.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  212. vinodole says:
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    Upton and Samardzija for Hanley and Shields. Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, it’s fair

      • vinodole says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, FML.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  213. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    Where is Olivera going to play once he gets called up?

    Whats going to happen to Guerrero?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he being called up?

  214. Moscowitz says:
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    Andrew Miller could be done. Headed to DL with forearm issues

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Ugh, just about every single one of my teams just got a lot weaker…that sucks…bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, sounds it

  215. Jason says:
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    I’m done with Rubby. Best use of bench spot out of Nova, Franco or Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  216. SteveNZ says:
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    Everyone else sat C-Mart in Coors, right?

    RIGHT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you bench him?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: *sob* Yes *sob*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like you jinxed him, or is that a reverse jinx?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: You wouldn’t bench Crush Davis, so you could move Santana to 1st and play Gomes at C, would you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No way, not against Porcello

  217. Knucks says:
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    Belt/Carson smith for Pineda/Ian desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  218. Rob Deer says:
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    Hanley & Kemp for Puig & Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, it’s fair

  219. Fungazi says:
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    Strop or Jepsen to replace Miller.. sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

  220. RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ says:
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    Betances or Kimbrel ROS points league saves are worth 7.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel

  221. Chernobyl says:
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    I’ve got too many damned outfielders, and can’t trade any away no matter how hard I try. My roto league uses 6 stats: HR, RBI, Steals, Ks, BBs, and AVG.

    I’ve got Puig, Pollock, Reddick, Rusney and Cespedes, but can’t afford the bench spot I’m using each night as I sit someone. Who do you drop?

    I’m obviously leaning Rusney, who has been horrible since his call up. Is his upside worth keeping him over Cespedes or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney…I’m sure you could trade if you did something like Puig, Yoenis for Upton

      • Chernobyl says:
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        @Grey: Thanks… trades are tough in this league, with outfielders in particular, due to long term keeper obligations. For instance I’ve got Puig on a 5 year un-droppable contract.

        Looks like my dream of an all-cuban outfield will go unfullfilled.By-by Rusney, hello Velasquez (or maybe Matz)…. actually…. Velasquez or Matz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Velasquez, though we’ll know more after tonight

  222. Mike says:
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    Was just offered Cargo for my Dee Gordon
    Should I take it?
    Can replace him for Segura
    He also has Braun and Marte
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  223. mzyptlk says:
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    Who takes the setup man job for Yanquis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shreve, Rogers, Wilson

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @mzyptlk: MF’er. i only have that dude in 6 or spots.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and i get to wait for yahoo to DL him now.

  224. goodfold2 says:
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    16 team dynasty with total bases OBP over AVG and net steals over steals.
    salvy
    rizzo
    kipnis
    bryant
    alcides
    LF jew don
    CF maybin (ellsbury DL)
    RF souza
    util jace peterson
    util lind
    BN lake/tucker
    lake’s playing time getting screwed with (like you said when denorfia came back). just stream this spot or actually buy to own with one of turner (is this sample size big enough for his 878 OPS, it seems pretty late in season to call this lucky)/gose/coghlan/e.rosario/dejesus (the father, not the son), or just stream this spot for needs/a bad matchup for somebody else/a catcher off day etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  225. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Grey..good call Giants and the Cardinals are fantasy kryptonite except for a Wong or 2…tried to trade for Correa in a keeper league going Sherzer and Polanco for Correa and Rios…fail…thinking of trying to move Segura and Abreu next. My take is that Correa may be the greatest SS of all time and Segura probably won’t be, Abreu is starting to meh me to death. Thoughts?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: i wouldn’t move abreu for that. your opp should also be laughing his ass off that somebody would give abreu AND something else for correa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do that trade

  226. goodfold2 says:
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    assorted a.miller stash questions. some of this isn’t terrible since i drafted him as a holds guy and ended up with too many closers in most of these leagues. now i can go find the holds guy i wanted in the first place (bright side looking on dismal noise)
    1. drop smyly or morrow to make DL room? no ERA in this one but BB’s. and go with which of these for holds and ratios: dunn/caminero/shaw (8th inning again and solid, same for dunn)/lowe (appears to be new SEA 8th inning)/shreve
    2. K/BB and holds. shreve/siegrist/shaw/dunn/caminero
    3. K/BB, K per 9 and holds. shreve/joba/broxton/scrabble/lowe/b.logan/sipp/rosscup. owners are smarter in this one, and i now only have 2 closers, i’ll have to go back on closer lookout.
    4. 20 teamer with holds. logan/hoover/joba/lowe/shreve/caminero/strickland/scrabble
    5. net saves and holds and K/BB. shreve/dunn/logan/strickland/joba/qualls/shaw/caminero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly… Siegrist…sipp…shreve…shreve

  227. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Rendon
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, Springer
    (1) UT: JD Martinez

    (1) DL: Myers

    (4) SP: Scherzer, L. Lynn, A. Wood, T. Ross
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (C. McHugh, Chavez, Fiers, McCullers, Quintana)
    Bench Total: (5)

    1. Been streaming Quintana’s spot and will continue to do so but after watching Syndergaard get dropped for Velasquez and after Heston’s no-no I’m wondering if I should be replacing anyone on my staff for either of those guys? So add Syndergaard or Heston over anyone?

    2. Is McCullers enough to offer up for Lester and buy low? Should I offer up 2 guys?

    3. Also with Myers being activated tomorrow most likely I’ll need to drop someone from my offense or maybe package up one of my OF/UTIL guys? Worth trying to get Votto from an owner and what 2 guys would it take do you think? Also I might target the Abreu owner who is 1-8 and needs OFs… who should I offer up for Votto or Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Stream 2. Try it 3. Sure, Abreu

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Who would you offer for Abreu? I’m guessing some combo of Springer and someone else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what the owner of Abreu wants, you should ask them

  228. Gareth says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman. He’s been awful this year.

    Its been revealed that he’s dealing with Plantar faciitus.

    On a scale of 1 to surgery, how concerning is this for Zimmerman owners?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s droppable

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Gareth: hopefully youse guys drafted him very low, as it was the only way he’d have value at all. he’s pretty much the swamp (DC) version of tulo, with less talent. high altitude doesn’t explain his brittleness though. Last year was the last year that this site had him ranked highish and i had him in like 70% of drafted leagues. it sucked. i learned i’d only draft him if he went very very low.

  229. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. belt/ziegler for lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  230. mr. west says:
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    Now that Andrew Miller if effed, they’re coming out of the woodwork.
    Was offered Tulo, Rios and Clippard for my C. Gomez and Miller. Reject because Gomez is best player in deal and Miller could be fine in two weeks and miraculously get his job back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That deal sounds pretty decent

      • mr. west says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  231. J-FOH says:
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    Seigrist today 4 K’s, Chi Chi over his last two starts 4 K’s…cust Kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Word

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @J-FOH: probably part of why chi chi isn’t a buy for anybody round here by advisements, regardless of his ERA.

  232. Bob says:
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    Wil Myers coming off the DL tomorrow. Would you drop Souza Ozuna or Castillo to roster him? Or drop Hendricks or

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  233. Bob says:
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    Myers coming off the DL Thursday. Drop Souza, Ozuna, or Castillo to roster him?

    Or… Do I dump a SP like Hendricks or Rodon instead? Just hate having a bunch of bench bats that accumulate stats when I don’t play them and frustrate the hell out of me. That’s why I was thinking Souza etc. instead.

    Thanks!

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: sorry for the duplicate post, damn iPhone…

  234. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    just as HOU screwing with Rasmus over a week ago allowed me to get lake into my lineup not an hour before he homered, today CUBS doing same thing allowed me to stream in COGHLAN BOMB in that same league 5 minutes before gametime. nice. also, from earlier, for deep leagues, SMOAK BOMB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  235. Mike says:
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    Well, since you asked for Catcher questions…

    Yan Gomes or Devin Mesoraco ROS (6*6 w/OBP)
    Surprisingly both are available. Why do people draft catchers before round 20???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yan

  236. Eng says:
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    Howdy Grey you stud. Heston or Nelson? That is the question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    Up against Seager this week – as if you couldn’t tell already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: he was supposed to already know that? so all grand slams go through you in H2H eh. (it’d be pretty cool if that was true and you still won sometimes). i got bauer and played him since he’s done much better than SON has said like 5 times. walks caught up with him this time. thank god in only 2 leagues. 1 is roto though, so yuck.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: SON is popping out some nice games lately though, frias/ray yesterday, morton today, i should’ve grabbed frias yesterday but wanted to see one decent game out of him again first. we’ll see if wada rebounds tomorrow.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yes, yes he was. Grey and I have this elevated level of understanding.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @SteveNZ: it appears just find somebody who’s done something huge, and assume it’s your opp’s player.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @SteveNZ: universe might cave in before that. or we find bizarro world portal.

  238. Derrick says:
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    Holy God Tyson Ross sucks.

    Droppable in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  239. Gareth says:
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    I was looking at dropping Zimmerman for Pedro Alvarez and was curious where you ranked Alvarez in your 3B rankings.

    27!

    He’s not THAT bad is he?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: he was expected to platoon at the time, and has since beaten down that bitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro’s hurt now

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: it doesn’t appear to be serious though.

  240. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Myers likely coming off DL this week, but I’m worried he just won’t be the same as before he got a wrist off.

    Thoughts on dealing him and Bauer for Cargo (rockies)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo

  241. Hern says:
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    Please help me choose one 1B out of this shizz.

    Forsythe
    LaRoche
    Colabello

    Thank you Grey!!!

    .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colabello

  242. Steve says:
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    Marcus Semien or Xander ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  243. Gareth says:
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    Looking at Adam Lind and Pedro Alvarez, they’re stats are very similar. Only difference being Lind having the slightly better average and Alvarez having both 1b and 3b eligibility.

    After Goldy, Rizzo, Abreu, Miggy ect are drafted, I don’t think I’m drafting an ok CI, or a second CI until waaaay late in the draft next year.

    When guys like Lind, Alvarez, Napoli, Butler, Headley and Valbuena are Free Agents in your league, what’s the point in clogging up your roster by drafting a guy you can only put in 3 spots (1b/mi/ut)?

    #toomanysquarepegs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you’re drafting

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: belt and Teixeira were available earlier on too.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Gareth: belt you would’ve been advised to have dropped long before he was doing well, and nobody would’ve went into year with texiera as a starter in a 12 team league.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Gareth: this argument is why i didn’t have abreu anywhere last year (or the reverse of this argument), since i followed rankings and loaded up early on 2 of goldy/pujols/fielder/rizzo and by the time abreu was taken at just after 100th overall i was busy drafting other things. pedro from PIT likely projects at a lower average compared to lind than you might think though.

  244. Ross says:
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    Hey grey, can you please advise me on who to drop when Dickerson and soler come back from dl: t walker, n syndergaard, l McCullers , c seager. It’s a head to head category 12 team redraft league. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager, Walker

  245. Gareth says:
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    I have an addiction to multi position eligibility, Grey.

    That’s why I’m plugging in zobrist and Zimmerman into my lineup every day, even though they’ve proven to be tepid to awful.

    Me:

    “Monday – With Russell sitting, I can put zobrist at 2b. Tomorrow – he’s in the outfield with hunter Pence out. Next day- Oh dang. Cozart hurt his knee. I guess Zobrist now gets goes to ss. That’s really handy. He’s like 3 players in one!! (I choose to ignore the 0 for 12)”

    I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can just pick up guys off waivers with that eligibility

  246. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    get morton out NOW! you have a good bullpen.

  247. Gareth says:
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    I used to have a catcher addiction but I’m fine now……

    Ah, who am I kidding? I somehow have Wieters, b. Mccann and Vogt all on my team and noone wants to trade for any of these guys.

    I offered vogt and Addison Russell for a DL’ed Ellsbury and the guy wasn’t interested.

    He’s currently employing mike mckenry in his catcher slot and Chris Owings at ss.

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Gareth: i had to just drop lucroy in a pts league where i already had duda at 1B and posey at C. this is the kind of pts league where pitchers are much more valuable than hitters, some people don’t even carry a catcher at all.

  248. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 team redraft 5×5. I’m neck and neck for the lead in R, HR and RBI, a distant third in SB and fourth in AVG, so I guess my greatest needs are SB and AVG.

    Drop Longoria for Franco, Moustakas, Peterson or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  249. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    looks like it’s about to be mcgee’s turn.

    • Steve says:
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      @I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome:

      It’s less an endorsement of McGee than it appears on the box score. Rays manager played smart baseball and used his best reliever, Boxberger, against the (very good) heart of the Angels order. Smart, sure. Sucks for us fantasy baseballers in leagues that don’t use Sv+H.

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Steve: i got mcgee and boxy only in saves or holds or net saves and holds, i’m happy to see boxy is healthy again.

  250. Riley says:
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    Valasquez > Folty, Mchugh?

    Folty, Mchugh > Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez… McHugh

  251. herschel says:
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    Anyone watching vincent vega pitch? Hows he lookin?

    • KarlJ says:
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      @herschel:
      Very good stuff. Hitting 97 on the gun and good change but is having a lot of trouble throwing strikes and is not very economical with his pitches

  252. John says:
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    Mcgee closes, annoying bullpen. Who you rather own Mcgee or Boxberger?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @John: boxy if healthy, and looked it today.

    • John says:
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      @John: or i could own both shallower lg or pick one and also own ramos?

      mcgee ramos
      box and mcgee
      box ramos??? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  253. Fungazi says:
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    Think Velasquez is a little too raw to burn a high waiver on?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fungazi: he was ranked a lot lower than thor and rodon in prospect stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  254. Alex says:
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    Man, dropped Span to keep Billy Burns, then Span has a big day today. Who do you like for the rest of the year, Burns or Span?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  255. locos says:
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    Grey, with Miller going to the DL, does that mean he’s loses the closer spot if Betances does well? I am in the same boat as the above guy with Boxberger,lose him keep him.?

    The only closers that remain in my league are Axford, Smith McGee and Dolittle who is hurt.

    Should I hold onto Miller and drop Heston for a closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Axford

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @locos: miller hit DL, if you’re in daily league in yahoo you’ll only have to wait till 3 AM eastern.

  256. Knucks says:
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    If lindor came up tomorrow would you prefer him or Russell the rest of the year in your MI slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  257. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    What a crappy week for my new supposed aces….Harvey and Hamels…

    Drop Jepsen or L Martin for Vinny V? or both for Vinny V and Matz? Martin is my bench bat and Jepsen is my fourth closer, and pitched in the 7th tonight….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

  258. Jaymz says:
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    Just accepted his Lynn for my McCann.. Was NOT expecting that surprise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’s healthy

      • Jaymz says:
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        Eh, I’ve got D’Arnaud as a backup. With my luck though, watch Lynn’s career suddenly tank.

  259. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey who what trade you like?
    A) Kris Bryant/Howie Kendrick for Jose Reyes
    B) Kris Bryant/Kemp for Reyes
    C) None
    Redraft thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant in both

  260. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sp help and have offense to spare. pujols too much to give up for keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  261. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I would find it rather miraculous is Putnam holds this lead for the Pale Hose.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Well shut my mouth.

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: they’ve been bouncing between petricka and him in the 7th, but duke is shit, and petricka’s FIP is much better. I hope putnam doesn’t get back the 8th over petricka, since somebody just grabbed him while i was deciding between putnam/fien/petricka and some others in one league.

  262. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    *if

  263. Milarky says:
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    What are your thoughts on Trevor Plouffe ROS? I know he’s very meh, but there’s a guy in our league that needs a rookie pitcher (we must start one rookie), and I can pickup Plouffe for Colome (I’ve already got Syndergaard as a rookie). My 3B are Frazier and Machado, but if Plouffe gets his &%#$ together, he may start at DH for me instead of Solarte or Kennys Vargas while Morneau is out. We have virtually no waiver picks allowed from this point on, so it would give me decent 3B and DH depth.

    So after that ramble, better off to keep Colome as a backup rookie pitcher, or take the extra bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Plouffe at DH

  264. Mike says:
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    Hahn, walker, Velasquez pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hahn

  265. SteveNZ says:
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    Taking Donaldson and then Puig with the first two picks of my 14-team H2H draft is finally starting to make some sense.

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @SteveNZ: i gotta get puig and tulo to catch up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally? Donaldson’s been bonkers

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Indeed he has but it’s nice to have *both* my first and second picks performing like it.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @SteveNZ: With the first five rounds in a 12 team going:

      1. (3) Paul Goldschmidt (Ari – 1B)
      2. (22) Josh Donaldson (Tor – 3B)
      3. (27) Bryce Harper (Was – OF)
      4. (46) Starling Marte (Pit – OF)
      5. (51) Todd Frazier (Cin – 1B,3B)

      Prob gotta be the best draft I ever did. Regardless of what came after, which was enough.

  266. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    alex guererro now only plays in half of games, no matter what his OPS is, mattingly and lloyd might have had the same parents, or maybe went to the same baseball schools. pts league with -1 for K’s, +1 for BB’s gradual scale per base on hits = homer is 4, double is 2, etc. XBH is extra +1, sacrifices are +1. steals +2. i stupidly dropped jace peterson a while back to stash correa, but i stuck with guerrero back when he played more before the uribe trade. options now are
    walker/son of david dejesus/utley/giavotella/e.rosario/tejada/espinosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  267. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered deGrom and Delino for Salazar and Alex Wood in a 6×6 keeper league with Ops. I need steals… U like this deal? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom

  268. R says:
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    You dropping Taijuan or Mchugh and picking up heston or keep walker while he’s pitching good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh for Heston

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        fo really drop the Mac Daddy here?

  269. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    H2H NL-Only – I just picked up Gennett as a quick reflex and dropped Lake. I could have dropped Bour, Guerrero, or Romo instead, but I figured Lake won’t play every day now, and might lose considerable PT when Soler comes back. What would you have done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        Damn! The only thing that kept me from doing that was he was my only bench spot for P.

  270. FrankGrimes says:
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    AuShizz!

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @FrankGrimes: yes… many as well.

  271. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    gotta love it, anytime anybody is worried about kela not getting what he deserves, the 8th inning, scheppers and freeman just keep on giving him a chance. Thank god TEX isn’t ran by lloyd, but they aren’t that much smarter, as scheppers has been trash for 2 years now.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: they were somewhat smarter with feliz, having gotten rid of him fairly quickly.

  272. Jiggy Nits says:
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    josh harrison or christian yelich. roto 5×5 with BB instead of R

  273. John says:
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    Add Heston or VV. The extra start be nice but long term is the goal?

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