Oh man!  So close to a Joel Youngblood sighting!  Melvin Upton was traded from the Padres to the Blue Jays, a team they are currently facing.  Is it me or does it seem like this year the teams are so cheap, they’re not even using their cell minutes.  If they’re playing against a team, then they’re trading with them.  That’s it.  Surprised the Indians haven’t been more active then.  Ya know, cause they could use smoke signals.  By the way, nothing you could ever say about Native Americans is more racist than a team being called Redskins or the Indians’ mascot.  So, go ahead, try!  Melvin Upton shook the B.J. name, but you can’t take the Upton out of the B.J.’s, Blue Jays, that is.  The trade of Upton takes him from a mediocre team to a solid offensive team, but moves him from the middle of the order to the lower third of the order and potentially even hurts his playing time if the Jays want to get Smoak into the lineup.  I’m gonna say all things being equal, it’s a push, which technically means all things are equal, so there!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Before we get into the roundup, I just wanted to share you with you some sad news.  One of our original commenters, P0rk burn, passed away last week.  P0rk Burn helped make Razzball what it is today.  P0rk burn was the genius behind sonavabench, had been commenting since 2008, and as recently as this month on Smokey’s post.  He will be greatly missed.  He left behind two children, who are no more than toddlers, and it’s hard to even finish this sentence.  A college fund is being set in their honor, and when there’s details, I’ll pass those along.  I’ll give him the last word, on May 28th, 2008, p0rk burn had the idea to set up the very first RCL, a midseason league.  He said, “Grey:  I’ll definitely set the league up, etc.  I think you have enough regulars the league would be decent sized.  I’m sure if you post something about it we can draw a nice turnout.  If Rudy wants in, that’s cool, but I wasn’t banking on either of you; you both obviously have plenty of leagues going already.  One caveat:  I think there should be a rule for this particular league that we can’t seek advice from Razzball.com for obvious reasons.  Make them go to Karabell.”  Long live P0rk.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Marcus Stroman – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.92.  I’m defunding his campaign to be a sleeper next year.  Goodbye Fantasy Baseballers United for Stroman!

Justin Smoak – 1-for-2 and his 12th homer.  At best his playing time going forward will be a platoon that can be scarily described as Justin/Upton.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .302.  F5!

Alex Dickerson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (2), and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Goodbye, Schimpf, and your weird array of consonants, hello Dickerson!  Hot schmotato risin’!  Gonna keep on risin’!

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Apparently, he can pitch with one foot out the door.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Prior to the game, Kemp was late getting on the field.  Turned out he had hidden himself in Upton’s suitcase.

J.D. Martinez – Began a rehab stint, but admitted he will have pain all season when hitting.  Just D’oh.  Reading between the lines, this says to me Martinez will return at 50%, the Tigers will be eliminated from playoff contention mid-September and Martinez will be shut down.

Cameron Maybin – Out with a rib cage injury.  For some reason, I hear rib cage and I always think of Billy Butler being contained in a cage with a zookeeper tossing him ribs.

Steven Wright – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 3.12.  After the game, Steven Wright said of the bad start, “You can’t have everything.  Where would you put it?”

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .306.  Honestly, seriously, awkward intro to the sentence, I’ve owned Bradley for about three months, and I’ve been expecting him to either fall into a platoon or cool off, and he just keeps on keeping it on.

Trevor Rosenthal – Hit the Disgraceful List with shoulder inflammation.  Shame, he was having a solid season with his 2.04 ERA.  Oops!  My bad, that’s a 2.04 WHIP.

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  I’ve already stopped waiting for the other shoe to drop with C-Mart, but I will say his peripherals aren’t as pretty as last year, but his velocity has been there.  So, six of one, half of a cliché on the other.

Alex Reyes – Was lifted from his Triple-A start in case the Cards need him to start on Saturday.  A Starturday?   Yes, Starturday!  A roller skating jam named Starturday!  I added Reyes everywhere because I need some serious pitching help, but he’ll only start if Tyler Lyons has to pitch in relief the next few days, so Tyler Lyons do us a solid, would ya please?

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer and 14th homers with a homer in both games of the doubleheader, for the Ernie Banks Double-Double with Cheese!  Now has seven homers in the last week.  Maybe Jedd found more than bubbling crude.  Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Jose Reyes – Diagnosed with an intercostal strain.  He could out for a few days, a few weeks or a few months, depending on the strain on his side and his marriage.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Since he revealed he had elbow spurs, he has an ERA near 2 and more than a K per inning.  Those spurs be spurious!  Thank you, thesaurus.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Don’t even think about all the starters you’ve owned when you would’ve just been better off with Fartolo.  Don’t ever go there with your thinking.  It’ll only depress you.

Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks as he made his season debut.  I added him in one 12-team league and didn’t add him in another 12-team league.  I like what he was doing in the minors, but if the minors were the majors, then they’d be called the majors, and there would be no minors, instead team rosters would have 200 players and each dugout would be crowded like that weird rave scene in The Matrix Reloaded.  Not to mention, Skaggs gets the Sawx next.

Yunel Escobar – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .326.  Damn, call him ChupaEscobra!

Carlos Perez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 5th homer, hitting .221.  Also, in this game, Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI with his 4th steal, as the Angels scored 13 runs, and, the bulk of the damage was done as one giant ticker tease.  Though, I guess Kole Calhoun went 2-for-5, 4 RBIs, but Hillary’s trying to get rid of those that make pay with Kole.

Lorenzo Cain – Began a rehab stint.  Great to hear Cain…Sugar! getting himself into rehab.

Raul Mondesi – 0-for-3 as he was called up to replace Whit Merrifield.  Take your pink Izod, cuffed jeans and feathered hair, and get out of here, Whit!  Mondesi has world class speed.  For unstints, he just ran into your room, mussed your hair, and ran back out of the room.  The only sign he was there is your combover is a mess.  The problem is, can Mondesi steal first base?  He had a 31% strikeout rate in Triple-A.  He does that in the majors and he might hit .205.  In leagues where you need speed, I could see grabbing him.

Jake Lamb – Chip Hale said Lamb should return by Friday, adding, “Assuming Dave Stewart doesn’t trade him before that for Vin Mazzaro.”

Zack Greinke – Nearing rehab starts, and could return soon after.  Again, unless Vin Mazzaro becomes available.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 6th steal.  Hits in five straight games with a home run.  Hot schmotato alert!

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-5 and his 9th and 10th homer.  Luis Valbuena injured his hamstring, so Marwin should see regular time even with Bregman called up.  Do we care?  Well, intuitiwely no on Marwin, but Elmer Fudd says it might be hot schwotato season.

Hyun-Soo Kim – 1-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Fun fact!  “He so Kim” is an insult by Eminem that he just hasn’t used yet.

Chris Tillman – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.47.  The Regression Fairies dated someone who once dated Ricky Martin, they literally cried when they heard The Hills reunion was happening, and they will destroy your ratios.

James Shields – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.68, WHIP at 1.48, and, you know what I’m getting at, I just can’t bring myself to endorse him, no matter how well he’s looked the last few times.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Sure, go ahead, get your value up for next year.  It’s cool with me, I know who you are.  I got an all-knowing eye like on the one dollar bill!

Bud Norris – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.27.  Solid start, obvi, but I don’t trust him at all.  You can check the Stream-o-Nator on him, but even then, I’d be hesitant about streaming him.

Yasiel Puig – Missed his 5th consecutive game yesterday.   Weird, I could’ve sworn he missed the last 200+ games.

Clayton Kershaw – Still not cleared to throw.  This situation reads to me like he’s going to remain sidelined through September, then try to return for the final playoff push and maybe the playoffs.  It’s status quo, which you under 25 years old may know as Facebook status.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  That was his 7th homer in July.  All of my 12-team mixed league teams combined have seven homers from the catcher slot.  And four of those are from Yasmani.  Yet, catchers are so irrelevant, I’m still doing fine in offense.  If Yasmani could throw a few shutouts, then it would matter.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.42.  Suddenly, he’s not walking anyone.  Guess it just took me trading him away.  You’re welcome.

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.83 vs. Tom Koehler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  This matchup was of two pitchers whose ERAs make certain fantasy baseballers say, “Why can’t David Price and Chris Archer be this gee-dee-effin-good?”  For both pitchers, I would use the Stream-o-Nator.

Gregory Polanco – 4-for-5 and a slam (13) and legs (10), hitting .291.  Brocktune!

Francisco Liriano – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  I know there’s crappy starters you wish you could unswallow.  I know there’s crappy starters named Liriano.

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  Would I take him over a bunch of starters?  Yeah, likely.  But this is not your slightly older brother’s F-Her.

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Big FraGu sure hasn’t aged well.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .288.  By my rudimentary math of medians, means and law of averages, Seager is going to hit six more homers, steal five bases and hit .240.  Luckily, medians, means and law of averages are fancy words I copied and pasted from a 5th grade textbook.

Michael Brantley – Said he expects to return in 2016, which is major league baseball speak for “Will not return in 2016.”

Danny Salazar – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.89.  I saw he was pulled quickly after 85 pitches, and DLzebub filled my head with fear, but, from what I can tell, it was just Terry Francona with ADHD.

Ryan Zimmerman – 0-for-4, hitting .218, as he was activated from the DL.  Damn, Rudy’s RCL team offense is going to go into overdrive now!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .257.  This was his third homer since the All-Star break.  Someone’s trying to stay in fantasy baseballers’ good graces for 2017.  Don’t worry, someone will bust out the, “Grey, beautiful mustache, I bet it would be ticklish on my cheek.  Anyway, what do you think about Rendon this year?  He had a good 2nd half.”

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Since no one reads the USA Today anymore to see the top fives in different categories, it might come as a surprise to you that Ramos is batting .339 and is in 2nd in the NL.

Homer Bailey – Will make his season debut in San Diego.  He has a 5.14 ERA, 1.71 WHIP in eight minor league games so far this year.  So, Bailey is going to need more than his angel, Clarence, guiding him in the right direction prior to me picking him up.

Cody Reed – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.07.  All I’m saying is Clayton Kershaw was a dog chew his rookie year too.  Don’t judge Cody Reed for his 2017 season on his 2016 transgressions.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Putting the heat on Eugenio!

Jay Bruce – 1-for-5 and his 24th homer.  This could be yours, Cleveland!

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homers.  Sell this you motherfudger!

Matt Cain – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.95, and he pitchslapped Reed for his first home run.  When hitting that homer, he must’ve imagined hitting off himself.

Mac Williamson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, has two homers and is hitting near-.400 in the last week, and yesterday he hit third.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ervin Santana – 9 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Braves.  I’d start your mawmaw against the Braves.

Julio Teheran – Expects to return on Saturday.  Only question is what team will he be returning to.

Lucas Harrell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Okay, I shouldn’t have dropped him.  Mea culpa.  No need to rub salt in my “blooding coming out of my wherever.”

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I can’t stop cyclops’ing this guy, it’s a sickness.  It’s called Adonisillitis, and I need liquids and some homers.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer as he was recalled by the Rangers and hit 6th.  Doesn’t he seem like he should have his last name capped?  GALLO.  Prospector Ralph said, “In terms of talent and ability (with Gallo), we’re talking one of the top 5 players listed in (the top 25 prospects).  The problem is, where does he play.  The other problem, Grey is stupid.”  Okay, that’s not cool.  Also, in my Joey Gallo fantasy in November of last year, I said, “This past year, he hit .204 in 108 major league at-bats.  Yeah, Gallo’s got some issues.  This past year in Triple-A, his strikeout percentage was 39.5%.  That’s not a typo.  He struck out in Triple-A this year at the same rate he struck out in Double-A in 2014.  This year in Triple-A, he hit .195.  Something’s gotta change here or he’s not going to make it past being a platoon player in the major leagues.  Can it change?  Can any one of us truly change?  Okay, too deep.  Can Gallo change?  I think he can, or at least stop swinging at the change.  He’s only going to be 22 years old this year.  He learns to spit on just one pitch and he hits 40 homers with a .250 average in the majors.  Seriously, he’s that close to a huge breakout.”  And that’s me quoting me!  So, did he change?  Well, he spit on a few more pitches, with his strikeout rate lowered to 30.4% this year for a .246 average.  He’s still a work in progress, but a work in progress that could hit 15 homers from now until the end of the year.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Someone felt Gallo breathing down his neck.  If he smelled it though, it was likely Odor.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer.  Fun fact!  In high school, my white socks were Marcus’d with Semien.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  In high school, my white socks had red stripes–and I’ll stop now.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Coco Crisp?  Cerealiously?

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.43.  That’s nice, do it for another six weeks and I’ll consider you again for next year.

Ryan Madson – Received the dreaded manager seal of approval that Madson would remain the closer.  Pick up Ryan Dull now, since Madson is making, “Never a Dull moment,” into an ironic statement with his pitching.

 
  1. muskysmell says:
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    So sad to hear about P0rk burn.
    Don’t know the guy but sounds like, by all accounts, a good dude.
    Terrible…RIP man.

  2. Long Bawls says:
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    Damn you for reminding us there’s more to life than fantasy baseball.

    Thank you for reminding us there’s more to life than fantasy baseball.

    RIP, P0rk burn.

  3. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    Condolences on the sad news.

  4. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    You think the gas has gone outta the tank for Kendrys Morales and Ben Zobrist?

    Been looking at Alex Dickerson.

  5. SteveNZ says:
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    And almost without exception the rule has been observed to this day in Original Recipe.

    Vale p0rk.

  6. hondo says:
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    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Big Perm says:
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    Who’s better for a playoff run ROS?
    Neil Walker
    Jedd Gyorko
    Schimpf

    Thanks!

  8. Wild Thing says:
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    Sorry for your loss, Grey and everyone.

  9. Jayhay says:
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    Only recently did I become a regular regular reader and part time commenter, so I’m not familiar with your friend. Terrible news, sorry Grey and RazzFam.

  10. Dileo says:
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    Hi grey-

    Pomeranz/joc pederson or matt moore/jd martinez

    ROS redraft H2H leauge

    • Dileo says:
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      @Dileo:
      I posted my ? Before reading the post. Sorry for the somber news , never easy, just terrible when it comes at a young age… -FD

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Dileo: Indeed…. Agree with F

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dileo: J.D. side

  11. Quimmy says:
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    Condolences to P0rk’s friends and family.

  12. Awesome Auger says:
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    Ryan Dull is the most perfect name for an Oakland A’s player

  13. Filo Betto says:
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    (((Vibes)))

  14. blevins says:
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    Drop Rodon for Gausman, Skaggs, H. Santiago or Eflin?

    Sorry to hear about p0rk burn. My condolences to his family and friends.

  15. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    On a short vacation to Tokyo but wanted to pass along my sympathies to P0rk’s family and friends. Didn’t know him but if he was an early Razzballer he must have been a good guy. :’-(

    Sonavabench indeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! Enjoy your trip!

  16. Jeff says:
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    Sorry for your loss, Grey.

    Need a closer and Ryan dull, kintzler, carlos estevez, nate jones are available. who should i go for?

    or what about whoever might take over the closer role for that bum in Washington?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jeff: Two of them have the role already, so go with either Kintzler/Estevez unless a trade happens. Then reevaluate and make moves at that time, if still possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Thanks! Estevez…Kelley

  17. The JoGarza says:
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    Terrible news about p0rk burn. Please let us know about the fund as soon as you can so we could contribute.

    Not even sure how to segue into a fantasy baseball question.

    Dusty was wavering in his support of Papelbon after he blew another save. Basically said it’s too soon after the game to make any decisions and that Papelbon gets paid to do that job, they’ll have to go to the drawing board.

    Better stash for saves now: Shawn Kelley or Bedrosian?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: I would say Bedrosian…If Pap gets replaced there is a good chance it comes from the outside.

  18. Nightpandas says:
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    RIP P0rk….

    Grey,

    Got offered Dozier, Ozuna, Eflin for Dahl, Wade Davis and Velasquez

    This is a keeper trade for me (15 team keep 11), basically is Dozier Ozuna a better pair to keep than Davis Dahl

  19. Mike says:
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    So sorry for your loss.

    I have one bench spot. Do you stash Gallo or Dahl?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Id want Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! I’d go Gallo for now

  20. Dreamin 'bout Theo says:
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    They’re both complete bums, but who finishes the year with a better stat line (specifically OBP/SLG), J. Upton or C-Dick?

  21. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    R.I.P. Pork

  22. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    What is the latest on Aaroon Sanchez?
    Even though currently he is the best Jays SP, will he be shut done at some point?

    Thanks,
    Christopher

    • knucks says:
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      @Chris: Earlier in the season they said he would be moved to the pen, but Gibby has blown up recently and said to stop asking about it. He’s sick of getting this question and has no update for us right now. Sanchez will be monitored, but hard to say what will happen. Keep your ear to the ground for what Toronto does at the deadline (if they make moves for a SP)

      Worth noting that they moved Storen for Benoit last night. Doesn’t exactly provide clarity… somewhat of a challenge/lateral trade. The 7th/8th/9th is pretty set for them right now though. Would think they are gonna get everything they can out of Sanchez as a starter and try to win the East until they a forced to make a decision. The guy is in the race for the friggen Cy Young!

      • Chris says:
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        @knucks: yup, make lots of sense… thanks for answering…. i am targeting Sanchez in a trade, so trying to get as much info as possible

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: Thanks for info!

  23. Chris says:
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    Also, I’m contending in my league and can use some SP help, would it be wise to get SP Greinke with him coming of the DL soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, if price is cheap

  24. Scott says:
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    Where’s Tyler Skaggs? Oh yeah, behind Grey’s hedge!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Haha, well, he is facing the Sawx next!

  25. RyanK says:
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    Dozier or Zobrist ROS? I have Zobrist and was offered Dozier

  26. knucks says:
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    RIP P.B.

    sorry for your loss Grey, Rudy, and the entire early Razz fam

  27. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Bummer about porkburn.

  28. Moped says:
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    Would you take Alex Dickerson over the following OFs: Upton, Dahl, Rajai Davis?

  29. TBone says:
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    Weekly 12-team 6×6 H2H w/ W-L, QS, K/9 unique.
    Can keep 10, with nuanced rules.

    Deal Skaggs (can be kept 3yrs if worthy) and Cobb (3yrs at extreme value) for ROS Gerrit Cole?
    Could also pair Cobb with Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TBone: Cole side to win this year…I’d pair him with Skaggs first

  30. Lougle says:
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    ROS in a league that counts OBP and SLG instead of AVG and HR: Braun or Cespedes?

    Thanks.

  31. Beastman says:
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    At least P0rk Burn left us with RCLs and sonavabench. That’s far more than I’ve accomplished!

    One question, two parts. AKA, 2 girls, 1 cup. Wait, what??

    In a H2H OBP keeper league, Buxton or Deshields:

    1. ROS?
    2. Next two seasons?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: Ha 1. DeShields 2. Buxton

  32. King Andrus says:
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    Good column although I’m very sorry to hear about the loss.

    Currently rostering Grichuk and Pearce as my UTIL and bench bat, but Gallo, Valencia, Baez, Joc P, Profar, Suarez are all available.

    I added Bregman and Dahl awhile back so I already have a few young guys plus I have Desmond & Odor (some reason I always hesitate to own 3 or more batters from one team)

    ESPN H2H 6×6 (OPS & QS)

    I have a really solid group of 10 or 11 batters so I’m wondering which 2 would provide highest upside ROS? Any advice is appreciated..thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @King Andrus: Thanks! Gallo over Dahl as of rigth now for this season

  33. J-Dawg says:
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    I should want to say hi to Mr. Belvedere nicely… I shouldn’t want to stick him in a big jar in my basement.

    One of my (and my wife’s) favorites.

    RIP P0rk bun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Dawg: Haha… RIP indeed

  34. KarlJ says:
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    RIP P0rk Burn
    I think I was in that first RCL league
    A great poster that will be missed

  35. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    At this point, is it time drop Papelblown ? Starters are Kluber, Hamels, Quintana, Duffy, Pineda and other RP are Harris, Chapman, Dyson, Herrera. WHIP and W are the two closest categories.

    Targeted SP available are Skaggs, Gray, Elfin
    Targeted RP are Barraclough, Strickland, Rondon, Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hanklongball: If you don’t need saves, you can drop Papelbon… I’d go Skaggs

  36. Giolito says:
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    Shrimp, Dickerson, Marwin,Mac pick 1 currently own shrimp and have 1 add left this week

  37. Peacecoast says:
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    schimpf or szczur for best name? schimpf has more consonants but I like the other one cuz it’s unpronouncable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: It’s actually super easy to pronounce, it’s said Caesar

  38. mH says:
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    What’s the future outlook on Dull? A’s closer of the future possibilities or just a few weeks to end the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH: He could be the closer by end of this week

  39. ryanoger says:
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    Sonavabench, sorry to hear about POrk, sad indeed. RIP.

  40. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Should I pick up Gallo for either Clarence Chris Carter or Kendry Smorales? I also have Trea Turner and Jurickson Profar rotationalizing when and where it makes sense. I just need some sweet dingers!

  41. Curtis says:
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    You starting Jon Gray (@ BAL) or Eduardo Rodriguez (vs. DET) today? Stream-o-nator says no (and emphatically no on Eduardo). I’m in 1st in a 12 team 5×5 keeper, and right on target for my IP limit (pace +12 according to ESPN).

    Rest of staff: CMart, Price, McHugh, Guerra, Davies, Kluber, Skaggs, with Andrew Miller and Madson as my closers (2nd in saves and traded some away). Lagging in Ks and Ws, but have 21 points in ratios.

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curtis: I wouldn’t start either

  42. Ekard says:
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    Taillon or Skaggs for the rest of the season in a points league that heavily weighs strikeouts?

  43. GonzoChicago says:
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    Condolences for the loss of a great contributor. Sonofabench may be the greatest of the defined terms and is something heard weekly around my house.

    Some trivial nonsense now to follow:
    10 tm redraft 6×6 OBP not AVG, Doubles+Triples 6th cat…

    a) Gallo or Naquin ROS?
    b) Who to drop for either: Was going to drop Billy Hamilton as I have Villar so don’t particularly need the speed, but he’s been on a tear lately. I could also drop Sam Dyson to make room as he will become my 3rd closer (start 2) when Kimbrel returns Monday. Colome/Robertson/Street/both OAK options are available if Ramos or Kimbrel get hurt down the stretch…

    Thanks!

  44. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? With Upton getting dealt to the Jays, Hunter Renfroe should be getting the call here in the next couple of days and was wondering your thoughts on him as he’s been dominating AAA. My current OF is Springer, Mazara, Naquin, Grichuk, and Maybin. Who’s the odd man out with Just Dong coming back on Friday? Also, is there an “even” man out for Renfroe?

    RIP Pork Burn!

    • knucks says:
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      @Slimcompoop: FWIW Preller said he views Renfroe/Margot as Sept call-ups

    • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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      @Slimcompoop: latest on that is that neither Renfroe or Margot will be called up until September.

    • knucks says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Yea what Rufus said!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: What others said, he won’t be up for a good month

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys. Given the lineup above, who would you get rid of when Martinez gets called up?

        Also, which side would you want in a keeper league…Javier Baez/J.D. Martinez OR Chris Davis/Alex Bregman? Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybin…. Davis

  45. Paul says:
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    Carlos Martinez, Justin verlander, and junior Guerrera for Jon Lester, Aaron Nola, and Joey Gallo?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paul: Martinez side for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Pretty close, I’d lean C-Mart too

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: I ended up taking a counter of Junior Guerrera for Joey Gallo instead

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  46. Gurb says:
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    Hey Grey. Need saves desperately, who’s the best add out of Jake Barrett, Nate Jones, and Ryan Dull?

    Thanks

  47. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, I know it’s early, but how do you think JD Martinez compares with Bautista or Ozuna from a 2017 standpoint? Since I’m out of it, I’m evaluating my keepers to see if I should bring in fresh blood from a contender. I’m assuming you’d much rather have Martinez next year than Ozuna, correct? And what about Martinez vs. Bautista?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Milarky: J.D. over both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Yeah, JD had a bad break with a fluke injury, think he could be fine over them next year, but he needs to be healthy in spring

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Guys. I’m actually considering trading Ozuna for JD, though not sure if that’s an overpay given the question mark for the rest of this season. I’ll see if I can get him for less.

        • Grey

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          Feels too fair

          • Milarky says:
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            @Grey: I know, right? Assuming both are healthy next year, do you see them close in your rankings next year?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do

              • Milarky says:
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                @Grey: Maybe Sano is an offer worth making – surely he’s not in the same area as these guys given his results this year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sano has power, but will hit .235

              • Milarky says:
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                @Grey: Or even a Hunter Pence offer for JD. Again, I’m assuming he won’t be ranked near Ozuna or Martinez (or Bautista).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d move Pence in a second for him

              • Milarky says:
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                @Grey: He’s asking for Hosmer. I actually think that may work – I can’t keep him as I already have Rizzo (don’t ask about our rules), and I can slide Shaw in as my 2nd 1B. Does that sound like good value?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Works for me if you can’t use Hosmer anyway

                  • Milarky says:
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                    @Grey: He’s my 2nd 1B (we start 2), but we can only keep one hitter per IF position and I’ve already got Rizzo – so he’s useless beyond this year and I’m out of the race. Martinez may end up being a solid OF keeper for me (I’d have to choose 2 out of JD, Bautista, Polanco and Ozuna). I’m already looking to possibly use Bautista as bait in a package to get Correa or Bogaerts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, then go for it

  48. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey – Was able to scoop up Gallo in one league but I’ve been offered Lackey for him. Would you do that deal? Thanks!

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: I have plenty of OFs and 3Bs who can bash but admittedly could use a SP. Thanks Grey. And sorry for your loss. Funny how you can get to know someone so well in that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  49. S'All Goooood, Man says:
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    As a daily reader since ’14, sad to hear of a longtime Razzballer being lost. RIP P0rk.

  50. omar says:
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    R.I.P P0rk

    9 Team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto

    Thinking about offering the following:

    Snell
    Gattis
    Leonys or Jose Ramirez

    for

    Kluber

    Paralysis by analysis reasoning:
    Snell supposedly on innings count and has a tough stretch of opponents coming up.
    Would replace Gattis with Zunino. Z seems to have taken over the lead C job in Seattle, and there’s talk of Gattis’ playing time taking a hit with Bregs (up) and Gurriel (coming) in the lineup (although Valbuena went down last night with a hammy, listed as day-to-day).

    I have Just Dong and Taijuan coming of the DL (hopefully shortly), so I’ll have to drop someone to roster them. As of now, that would probably be DeShizz or Mondesi. But I hate dropping useful players, no matter how bleh they may be. I also have the 2nd waiver priority, so I should get a boost from the deadline (Bruce, Gurriel, etc.).

    Basically want to create some room on some sell highs and upgrated a SP. Too much to give up for Kluber? If not, would you part with Leonys or Ramirez? Not sure I’m sold on Leonys – doesn’t seem to be running since the hammy DL stint and not far removed from being sent down last year. Ramirez looks to have steady playing time with Brantley out, unless the Tribe bring in an outfielder via trade.

    Sorry for the long post. Thoughts?

    • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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      @omar: You might have problems getting someone to bite on that trade. A pile of mediocrity does not equal one stud. And put yourself in the shoes of your opponent–you would have to hit every need of his for this to work. Otherwise, he must decide which two players to drop. Can’t see it happening. But good luck, certainly. I think you would be better off trying a 2-fer-1 for Kluber, with a better hitter as the bait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: I’d take Kluber

  51. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Condolences on your/our loss.

    Just missed Gyorko’s two dingers, as I dropped him after batty calls against Kazmir and Maeda, where he couldn’t hit the ball out of a cement pond. Do you like Gyorko over Mazara as a bench bat from here on out in roto? Do you like Gallo over both, if we’re looking solely for power ROS?

    Thanks as always for your insight!

  52. Joe says:
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    5×5, non keeper.

    Abreu + Melvin Up vs Myers + Cueto.

    Who you got? And does that change if the side getting Cueto has a mediocre staff?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: I’d want Myers/Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Agree with F

  53. Bye Felica says:
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    Moment of silence for the PoRK

    Sonavabench

    The good die young

  54. Chris says:
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    Grichuk or Alex Dickerson ROS? Dickersons number is AAA are pretty close to what he’s doing now. Grichuk playing better, but STL has a lot of OF and carpenter will be back. SD will call up Renfroe and margot eventually. Thanks

  55. Bye Felica says:
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    Also

    Thanks for trading Chris Archer
    Fantasy Master Lothario

    Trea Turner or Bregman
    Coin flip?
    TT has dat sexy speed plus he’s batting in front of Bryce Tho

    I need to drop one when JD is activated

    • knucks says:
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      @Bye Felica: I’d want Bregman

  56. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team weekly 5×5. Leading in HR, RBI. Pitching staff needs help. Duvall and Pomeranz for Scherzer? Would be replacing Duvall with J-Up.

    Thanks dude.

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn, really terrible news about P0rk burn. I obviously didn’t know him personally, but I remember him from my earlier days on Razzball, back in 2010. Having two kids (and two more on the way), I never want to see anyone’s children lose a parent that early. Just doesn’t seem fair. Anyway, before I start crying about it, definitely let us know when you have some info on the college funds – it would be great for all of us here to pitch in a little.

    I have nothing to say about baseball today (yet), just wanted to chime in and say a bit about P0rk.

  58. Mista Bombastic says:
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    Sorry for your loss everyone.

    10 team 5×5 roto, but surprisingly deep
    Top four of:
    Gyorko, Kepler, Heyward, Eflin, Tomlin, Gallo, Skaggs, odorizzi, Joe Ross

    Thanks

  59. knucks says:
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    Just saw this stat a min ago…

    The LV 51’s are currently 51-51 on the season. LGM!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @knucks: Ha

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @knucks: Ha Ha Ha

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: The next move is to clearly type out 51 Ha Ha’s but I’m posting this statement to prevent that.

  60. John Rocker Roid Rage says:
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    Starting either Duffy (LAA, -9.4) or Eflin (@MIA, -9.8) today? Both?

  61. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey! I love the Upton Funk headline today. Your unique daily take on fantasy baseball is a must read everyday! Thank you.
    I was holding onto Solarte but now that he’s going on family leave it got me wondering if I should drop him for Gyrko, Kendrick, Chisenhall or Tomas? I have Baez at 3b now so I can switch Javier to 2b if necessary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Title was Rudy…. Go Gyorko

  62. Jimmy Crack Corn says:
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    Taillon & Carlos Martinez for Carrasco?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jimmy Crack Corn: I’d do it in a second, but I also love opening up a roster spot for an upgrade. I’d bet you can locate another Taillon-esque SP or useful piece of equal value, unless this is some kind of deep league situation.

      • Jimmy Crack Corn says:
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        @knucks:

        20-teamer. Not a ton of value available.

        • knucks says:
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          @Jimmy Crack Corn: Def useful info as far as getting your best answer. Let’s see what Grey thinks. Best of luck Jimmy Crack

    • knucks says:
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      @Jimmy Crack Corn: Sorry, if not clear, I’d want Carrasco.

  63. papasmurf says:
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    I went with CDick at UTIL instead of Semien. CDick went limp and Semien hit a money shot.

    Semien jacked that ball 10 times in 34 games on my bench. 11 homers in 67 games in my lineup.

    Smurf ragret.

    Good to see Grandalf returns. Sequels usually aren’t that great but at least they make money.

  64. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Wanted to pass along my sincere condolences for POrk’s friends and family. Razzball family as well. RIP.

    Sonavabench

  65. DoubleDroppingDueces says:
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    Called up first: Joe Musgrove or Amir Garrett?

  66. tank1 says:
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    Better bench bat going forward – Belt, Morales or Upton Jr? Thanks.

    • knucks says:
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      @tank1: I’d want Belt

      • tank1 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for responses.

        BTW, so sorry to hear about the passing of Pork – sounds like he was one of a kind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, shame

  67. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Second and steals have Dee coming back. Would you trade T. Shaw/Villar to get Greinke/Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Villar side, but I can understand it from your standpoint

  68. Tweak says:
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    Thinking of moving Archer in one of my leagues as well. In a dynasty league, I’ve got tons of pitching and am sitting on my Archer for Buxton+Margot. Hoping Buxton figures it out and Margot is more than SAGNOF. Seems a worthwhile risk if the rest of my rotation is okay, right?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tweak: You’re not thinking about it anymore..I just approved it in that league lol.

      • Tweak says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yep! Pulled the trigger, but was looking for reinforcements because I’m insecure. :-P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tweak: Meh, don’t love it

      • Tweak says:
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        @Grey: Alone again, naturally…

        A brief glimpse of the sun and “meh” from Grey puts me back in my basement hovel. Back to scouring stat sheets and rosterbating. :-P

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, sorry!

  69. Phil of the Future says:
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    Thanks for trading Archer away. Love you, bud.

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I won’t forget what you’ve done for me, G.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw cmon! It was nothing! Just let my own boneheadedness take over

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: And modesty on top of it all!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Only you notice!

  70. Scott says:
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    Who do you like better today? Vargas vs. Faulty or Kim vs. Jon Gray?

  71. Pat says:
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    My condolences to the Razball fam….

    Wade Davis for Bregman and Samard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Thanks! Davis

  72. Murph says:
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    as you say grey, long live p0rk.
    crazy we all rely on each other to succeed in this game we love
    anyone that spent that much time and energy commenting and working on razzball obviously gave a lot of people a lot of joy over the years
    Cust kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, indeed

  73. Paul says:
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    Sorry for your loss, will be missed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  74. ashtray says:
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    I’m seeing on Fangraphs and Closer Monkey that Axford would be next up for saves instead of Dull. He’s the only A’s reliever having a worse season than Madson.

    • Grey

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      Sounds like Melvin said that Axford would close instead of Dull, I must’ve missed that

  75. Cram It says:
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    Why are there no sit/start Fulmer @Boston questions? The incredibly indecisive let me down today. To answer myself vicariously, sit!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: *pours beer out for p0rk burn*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Indeed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, the collective indecision failed you

    • Reid-A-Book says:
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      @Cram It: It was on my mind as well. I was thinking sit, what say you?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Reid-A-Book: I’m definitely sitting.

        • Reid-A-Book says:
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          @Cram It: And of course he’s dealing through 5 in Boston, but struggled against the White Sox

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

          • Cram It says:
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            @Reid-A-Book: 3 ER in 7 IP. Only 3 K’s. No W. I’m not broken up about it.

  76. Jon A says:
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    Start Paxton @ Pitt today?

  77. dem ribbies says:
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    6 weeks of fantasy season left in my league. At what point can we dispose of Cutch? I’d rather have Pence or another SP slot to stream from at this point.

    I own him in a h2h so I’m resigned to just let him sit there on the bench and plug up my roster all year in the hopes that he has a couple of good weeks during playoffs.

    Is he one of those guys you just can’t cut until the waiver wire is closed for the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence hasn’t done anything, don’t get it

  78. Yelyab says:
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    Very sorry for the loss of p0rk, my sympathies
    Had a Chris Davis question the other day..my opponent wants Bauer/Shoemaker for his Davis, he needs pitching. My OF Springer Duvall Eaton J-Upton JD Mart, other hitters Goldy, Dozier, K Seager, Semien, Franco, Cuthbert
    My other SP Jose Fernendez, Kluber, Carrasco, Yu Darvish, Jon Grey (would need to pick up another or start extra RP I have Jansen Melancon Kimbrel Ziegler)
    Too much to give? Or take Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Davis

  79. joe says:
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    Duvall was dropped. I’m torn, I’m 1st in HR in a 12 team roto, but i also don’t want my opponents to grab him. I need R/AVG and Mazara is available to pick up on the wire too, I want both but who do I drop? Or just pick 1 up and leave the other

    Team:
    C: Rupp
    1B: E5 (is E5 still a thing?) edwin
    2b: baez
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Betts, Giancarlo, Khris Davis
    UTIL: Villar, Franco
    BN: both turners

    SP: Price, Salazar, Shoemaker, Fulmer, Talion, Hendricks, Snell (streaming, so 1 drop here)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Trea for Duvall

  80. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Fulmer @ Fenway today?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: The collective came through! Just cut it closer than usual today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  81. Marvin the Martian says:
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    Crush Davis has been bad the last 2 weeks – you still buying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  82. Steph says:
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    Sorry for the loss, that sounds rough

    I wrote yesterday about trading Braun for Rich Hill in a 6×6 league where I’m 1st or 2nd in all the hitting categories (R, HR, OBP, NSB, RBI, SLG) but I’m middle of the pack in every pitching stat except for K/9 (IP, W, ERA, WHIP, K/9, SV/HD)

    My pitching staff is as follows:
    Strasburg
    Salazar
    Matz
    Odorizzi
    Nola
    Gausmann
    Taillon
    Hellickson
    Dyson
    Wade Davis
    Chapman
    T. Walker (DL)

    Is there anyone worth throwing into a deal along with Braun that would make getting Hill and Eaton worth it? Or is it better just to stand pat?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Braun

  83. Johnsonrod says:
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    Boring catcher question. In 1st at the moment, I own Vogt, just keep the guy or drop for Gattis/Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  84. omar says:
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    Poll: Who is your surprise big name player to be traded at the deadline that is not part of the current rumor mill??

    I need a ray of hope that something better will come across the wire (in an AL Only league)that I can burn my top waiver priority on than what’s out there now (BJ Upton, Jay Bruce, Gourriel, blah, blah, blah….)

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp?

  85. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Wow — condolences to all who knew P0rk. It’s easy to forget that behind all of these terrible trade scenarios, draft questions, and awful fantasy luck in this here Comments section is a person connected to other people. Sad to hear!

    In honor of P0rk, I will leave Chris Davis and Khris Davis in my bench spots as they hit 22 dingers between the two of them ROS! This after Bettis’s very usable start yesterday at Camden that I left — where else? Sonovabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed…. Sonavabench!

  86. Joe says:
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    What are the chances McCarthy makes it through the rest of the season without missing time due to injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20%

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        You’re truly an optimist then. And no, that’s not sarcasm in this case.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  87. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Damn, that’s awful man, can’t even imagine for those kiddos. Definitely pass that info along when you get it, I would want someone to do the same for my little guys. RIP P0rk burn, you’ll be missed brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, will do

  88. The great Knoche says:
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    I still haven’t given up on you Jedd. If only you were on a team that didn’t have a platoon.

    What’s that you say Jedd? Your current teams other option is all Wong? You should be playing everyday? Of course you should, of course you should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  89. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, McCullers, Shoemaker
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
    Bench: (Duffy, McCarthy, Taillon, Matz, Skaggs)

    Available SP: Pineda, Kennedy, J. Ross*, Leake, Walker*, Ray, Rodon*, Moore, Bradley, Paxton, Giolito, Glasnow, Snell, Mengden, Peavy, Straily, E. Santana, Volquez, Liriano

    Who do I drop in order to stream Nola @ATL tomorrow and risk not getting back on my roster and/or starting this week? Or should I not bother with Nola? I know most of the available pitchers above are mainly streamers but I included them for reference. I have Duffy, McCullers, Shoe, and McCarthy all locked in starting today and planned on starting the following guys later this week:

    7/29
    Matz vs. COL

    7/30
    Taillon @MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t bother with Nola….

  90. Cousin Vinny says:
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    Thoughts on a trade…

    10 tm Categories league with holds and OBP

    My Betances and Polanco for their Bumgarner and O’Day

    My team currently has…

    OF- Stanton, Springer, Marte, Piscotty
    SP- CMart, Kluber, Duffy, Shoemaker

    Thoughts? Thanks Brochacho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  91. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    I swear to God. I said to myself, there are no witnesses except me. I said.

    ‘Great Dickey, go and hit Wallace. Now Adam Rosales will pop a HR. And he did, only a second after I said it!!!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  92. Beacon of Bliss says:
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    I’ve always wondered if his shirt style was the Middle Eastern version of the Western Hollywood version of the deep V?

    • Beacon of Bliss says:
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      @Beacon of Bliss: re: the picture of the Big Fragu

  93. BelikeMaik says:
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    Hey Grey! Need a bit of help. Was offered Darvish for Zobrist in an OBP roto league. My other 2B are current schoop and Gyorko. My other starters are straus, Duffy, lance Mc, McCarthy and VV. Lost the King Kershaw. Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • BelikeMaik says:
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        @Grey: thanks dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. 1) Sincere condelences regarding p0rk burn.

    2) Do I drop Gallo or Dahl or Khris for Alex Reyes. I know it’s likely just a spot start, but those three dudes are bench bats. I feel like I don’t need all three. Or should I just hold. Dragging my feet. And yes, I know Reyes numbers aside from K’s are horrible, but i’m going to max out on innings and am looking for most K’s in fewest innings from here on out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Thanks 2) Lose Davis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Beacon of Bliss says:
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    Medians, means and law of averages: Three of the ways that I like to describe my late night/early morning drives home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  96. hondo says:
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    Beating the rush-you sitting Skaggs @ BOS Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  97. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H OBP league w/ Ks as the 6th cat and daily lineups, start 4 OF. Now that Fowler’s back, J-Up is a bench bat (starting Fowler, Hanley, and BOTH ODB and Naquin the Chef, which I love) and easily the worst player on my team overall, especially with hitter Ks. Drop him for a streamer spot or hot schmotato, or hold since I don’t have any other OF options (unless T. Turner gets 8 more games)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Naquin before Upton

  98. Beacon of Bliss says:
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    What I liked most about Gallo was that he raised his OBP from 280 to 380 which shows some maturity. What I like least about Vincent Gallo, “Heavy set, older, red heads and even black chicks can have me if they can pay the bill. No real female will be refused.”
    Even ephemerality can be ephemeral.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  99. ryanoger says:
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    You like Gallo or Khris Davis as a bench bat?

    thanks grey

    • Beacon of Bliss says:
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      @ryanoger: If Gallo continues to suck in the majors, we may have to start calling him the “Brown Bunny.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I lose Freddie Freeman or Khris then to pick up Gallo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis

  100. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, how do you rank thornburg, bedrosian, axford, kelley and cabrera? top 3?

    • Beacon of Bliss says:
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      @herschel: Bed, Thorn, Kelley. The opposite rank from Saved by the Bell.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley, Axford, Bedrosian

  101. hondo says:
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    Aaron Altherr-Anything to see here? Kinda looks like he’d project to a 25/25 low BA guy if he got the ABs.Good 2015 splits in the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be something there, but 25/25 is pushing it

    • Beacon of Bliss says:
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      @hondo: He is more like a project.

  102. hondo says:
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    More like 20/20.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  103. jaw says:
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    is prince fielder droppable in a dynasty league? 10 team 5×5 h2h. would cost a pick corresponding to his ADP next season to keep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose him

  104. Jason Morgan says:
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    Will the Yankees trade Miller?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jason Morgan: Yes.

      Unless they decide not to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see it

  105. S>H says:
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    12 team dynasty would you do Souza, Beltre and R.Tellez, for Pollock, F.Wall, M.Duffy, and One of Dahl, B.Zimmer or R.Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Dahl

  106. JoeG414 says:
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    I guess 4 for 5 is not good enough .Polanco sitting today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ridiculous

    • Beacon of Bliss says:
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      @JoeG414: Head cheese still has lefty split issues, believe it or not.

  107. Garbage Day says:
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    OK I went in a completely different direction and realized I need elite hitting more than anything else. Which side:

    Donaldson
    Your Son Gray

    Gallo
    Aldemys
    Old Dirty Herrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: I knew you would say that! Always land the big fish, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always

  108. brett says:
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    Grey,

    I need help. I am in a 12 team roto league 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. Auction league you can keep 5. Free Agents can be kept for one year @ 5. You can make daily moves and the inning cap is high so it is advantages to have bench pitchers.

    My current C Posey, 1b Belt, 2b Russell, SS Correa, 3b Machado, MI Story CI is Profar, OF is Harper, Bryant, Mazara, J Upton, Leonys Util is Bregman.
    My Staff is J Fer, Salazar, Cueto, Price, Colome, Dyson, Harris, Romo, Rondon, Miller
    My bench is Pearce, Casilla, Taillon.
    My DL is Pence, Joe Ross

    I have several issues with my team.
    1. I know I have too many RP I’m trying to move one but I don’t think cutting one is a move to make now.
    2. I need to activate Pence. Planning on cutting Pearce to pick up Schwarber as a keeper/trade bait.
    3. With Pence activated he will replace Martin. My question is do you cut Martin for a player like Dahl? Dahl would not be a keeper for me. Or would you cut him for a pitcher like taiwan walker, McHugh, I could grab Brantley who would be a 5 keeper someone I wouldn’t keep and try to trade him or would you hold on to Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Yes, cut Pearce 3. Cut Martin

      • brett says:
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        @Grey: Who would you cut Martin for a pitcher or Dahl?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl

  109. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    RIP P0rk

    As others have mentioned, will donate to a fund for his family when it’s posted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  110. John says:
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    Dynasty i know they are different folks but Sano or Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  111. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Almost forgot! Turner over Solarte going forward? He’s 3/4 with 3 RBIs today so I’d likely have to jump at it soon.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Turner

  112. hondo says:
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    I’ve got Taijuan Walker and Joe Ross coming off the DL soon.My bottom 3 SPs are Danny Duffy,Eickhoff and Jon Gray.Pick 3. H2H 12 teamer redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Walker, Gray

  113. Scott says:
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    I was almost going to ask you about dropping JoRam this morning. Wow, even thinking about it makes them go nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  114. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Jose Ramirez or Hernan Perez as your 1 utility bench bat if you’re looking for AVG and SB primarily, plus any counting stats? I’ve been rolling with Ramirez, but he’s been cold this month and Perez is hitting at the top of the lineup, stealing at a large clip. If I drop Ramirez, he will be grabbed though, so would prefer to stick with the better ROS-er for AVG/SB. Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Scott: Hah, just saw your note above! Funny timing / just check JoRam’s line today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  115. Scott says:
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    Whoah, bad week for knuckleballers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: I’m no baller, but I’m having a nice week so far myself

  116. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here’s another one actually….

    In an OBP league where you’re looking purely for SB potential from second base, Dee or Turner ROS? I’ve been holding Dee and Turner is on the wire (this one is a 10 teamer), but saw mentions about Dee possibly getting spelled with Dietrick due to Dee’s playoff ineligibility. Meanwhile, Dusty secretly decided to start playing T-squared every day.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dee if he’s coming back on time

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – seems to be the case. Assuming back on time, is Dee v. Turner close? Wondering if it’s worth shopping Dee to a “I like known names” owner and picking up Turner.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No on Aaron Sanchez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah close but Dee could steal 20 bases in six weeks

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Touche. And Dusty could always catch Turner staring at his wrinkles or grey hairs and decide to bench him every other day. Even though Dietric will possibly get some PAs after Dee is back to keep him fresh, you’ve got to think that if MIA is aiming for the playoffs, they’ll put the best team out there, which means Dee leading off as much as possible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but Nats are aiming for the playoffs too, but yeah who knows with Dusty

  117. Joe says:
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    No question (had enough of those for one day). Just an observation. Melvin Upton hitting cleanup today against a right handed pitcher. Yep. I know. I asked myself that too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it’s a regular occurrence

  118. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h. we don’t use holds. would you drop dyson or carlos estevez for david robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  119. Scott says:
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    HR to the Jimmy Mac!

    Yeah, not the same.
    Also, catcher.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: My only catcher in Scout. Yeah boyyyyyy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  120. Wywyz says:
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    I have Joc pederson, Trea turner, Joey Gallo, James Paxton and Ryan Madison as the guys at the bottom of my roster.

    Worth dropping any of them for Dylan Bundy and/or Sean Manena? If so who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

      • Wywyz says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks! Bundy or Manena?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bundy

  121. DancinHomer says:
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    Was just offered a trade in my 12-team 6×6 (standard 5×5 + OPS & QS) H2H Re-draft league:

    I give:
    Lucroy & Carlos Rodon

    I get:
    Y. Grandal
    A. Sánchez

    Below is my current roster. should i pull the trigger or pass:

    c. Lucroy
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Schoop
    3b: Frazier
    ss: C. Seager
    if: Villar
    of: Marte, Polanco, JBJ
    utl: Valencia
    bn: Baez, Franco

    sp: Sale, deGromm, Salazar, McCullers, Hammel, Shoemaker, Matz, Nola, T. Walker
    rp: Ramos, Dyson, Gomez

    DL: D. Peralta, T. Walker

    • DancinHomer says:
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      @DancinHomer:

      Also, had a 2nd question;

      would you drop Neil Walker for Carlos Estévez?

      same roster as above

      thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • knucks says:
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      @DancinHomer: I don’t care about the catcher part, so yea gimme Sanchez over Rodon right now

      Also, grab Estevez, you have no use for Walker with your other bench and infielders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey & @knucks

        I just dropped Walker for Estevez…

        Also, I assume the “nah” was related to the trade… and that I should pass on that, right?

        And here i thought you hated Lucroy..

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t hate him that much

  122. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Please, who are the top 2 out of these guys: Kepler, Naquin, Napoli or Alex Dickerson.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Napoli

  123. Scott says:
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    Who do you like tomorrow? Kim vs KGibson or Inciarte vs Nola?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kim

  124. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey,

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    drop Cuthbert or Tomas for Dickerson?

    Rip Pork.

    Thanks bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Cuthbert

  125. Robert says:
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    Hosmer and Fulmer for Betts. Which side?

    • knucks says:
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      @Robert: Mookie for me

      Fulmer looks legit though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: good chance Fulmer is shut down in September?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d guess so, around mid-Sept

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, gallo or a dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  127. Scott says:
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    So if a pitcher who hits a HR does a pitch-slap,
    What does a pitcher who hits a Sac-Fly do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cheek kiss?

  128. herschel says:
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    @Grey: kipnis/wacha for archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  129. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty. h2h 6×6 with k/bb and qs instead of W. I won the league last year and am in 1st by 20 games right now. but half my SPs have struggled badly all year (sonny, liriano, jaime garcia) or have been inconsistent (price, gausman). jofer, teheran, quintana, and salazar have been largely solid but are being dragged down by the rest. looking to acquire another starter but not many are available. best one out there is duffy and his owner is looking for jorge mateo, brett phillips, and a 1st rd pick (will probably end up between 14 and 16th pick of draft) for duffy and a late 4th. you do that deal?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brian: I don’t know these prospects but I’m always in win now mode. I’d take Duffy.

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Brian: I wouldn’t do that deal for Duffy. Go for it with what you have or find a less greedy owner to trade with. You are pretty stacked in the pitching department for a 16 teamer so I can’t imagine anyone else has as much as you do

  130. Scott says:
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    Ugh, not a good start for McCarthy. Hope Hammel and Duffey do better.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Scott:

      it started off so promising too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  131. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS Alex Dickerson or Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Why dont I know anything about this guy? 4 straight hrs u think hes got more in the tank? or did I already miss the fireworks. How close is it between the two.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rockies make a trade of CarGo or Blackmon and I’d go Dahl… Do you really mean rest of the season? Cause then I could see Dahl…Yes, it’s close

  132. Josh-NYCH says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Rip pork..

    Please pick 2 for utility players 12 team standard 5×5

    Semien, Alex Dickerson, schimpf, dahl

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYCH:

      Damn cell phone ruining my name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, Dickerson

  133. muskysmell says:
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    Harper 6 for his last 50
    cmon man…get it together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  134. chad says:
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    Do I deal Rizzo for Pujols and Kershaw? H2H 12-tm. Im near back of pack. Or what should I give for Kershaw if worth the risk.

    C – d’Arnaud
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Schoop
    SS-Anderson
    3B-Seager
    OF-Trumbo, Marte, Bradley Jr
    UTIL- Bregman, Franco
    BN- Tucker, Heyward

    SP- Tanaka, Salazar, Cueto, McCullers, Kluber, Matz, Descalafani
    RP- Street, Maurer, Giles
    DL- Boxberger, Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, don’t trade for Kershaw, unless super cheap… Kershaw may not return this year

  135. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Willson Contreras, Grandal, Leon or T. Joseph @ C

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  136. Giolito says:
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    Start pax tonight
    Also have Duffy and darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s he facing?

      • Giolito says:
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        @Grey: pitt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  137. daze says:
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    Sorry to hear the news Grey.
    Even feel bad about asking a question after that but here goes
    Would you drop Maybin for Dickerson or Gyorko
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He would’ve wanted us to continue… Yes, Dickerson

  138. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Im really glad you shared today. The closeness of the community here is unlike any other fantasy site. We must all pour a little beer out tonight and donate to an OG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… On a happier note, I taped a 30 minute interview with B-Real and it was kinda awesome… We talked a good 15 minutes about How I Could Just Kill A Man

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: That is rad, I was always a hand on the pump guy. But still love that whole album, IMO, it has to be top 10 for best debut hip hop album. I don’t think they ever put out another album that captured a vibe that we didn’t even know we needed until it was here. So did you ask him if he ever boinked Madonna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nah… I was straight fan boy about the self-titled Cypress Hill album… I never even got to the Black Sunday, Insane in the Brain album…. Wait until you hear where inspiration came from for one of my arguably greatest lines, “How you know where I’m at if you don’t know where I’ve been, understand where I’m coming from”

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: My connection to the first album was some chicks we met from Westchester up in Pismo Beach (We used to go riding quads all the time in the dunes). I was there for Labor Day weekend right before school started, remember when school started in September, oh how the world has changed… anythehoo, my buddy and I hung out with them and they gave us a copy of the album. I fell in love with that album, well I think it was the album, she was kinda hot, maybe I only liked Cypress because a pretty girl gave it to me even though she didn’t give it up to me…hey now. So long story short in my white suburban high school, I was the first kid with that album and we played the fuggle out of it. Junior year I believe, played that shizz before a lot of football games on the old walkman. Okay Im lame

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think you were younger when it came out, unless you were late to it… Came out in 91, I went to see Cypress at this small club in Shaolin, maybe 250 people were there… My friend was the bouncer so we went backstage and smoked up with B-Real….Was a big highlight of high school

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: I was 15 years old in 1991 also the start of my junior year of high school. Dick, I’m 40 about to be 41

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, okay, was one year in front of you, we’re old, dog

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: we might be old but we still look faaaaaaaaaabulous!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      High five! Ow, arthritis.

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      *tries to high five back* damn, back locked up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Only one old dog around here. I was finishing university in 1991!

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      @SteveNZ: okay old man. I finished high school in 1993 and University in 2005 and they don’t even call me doctor

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Get off my lawn! Wait, did they have grass then or was it all deserts still?

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      Grey, I believe most of the earth was covered by ice back then

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think I remember that too from prehistoric history class

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      that’s not from history class, that’s from when cougs tells you childhood stories

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, snap!

  139. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G, rough news about losing a Razz OG. Nice thought shouting him out a tribute…

    I wanna try to buy a starter from a guy about to hit his GS limit, would you rather buy Tanaka or Archer?

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @nick the dick: Archer and BTW, get your shit together in the nasty, you are shaming my beautifully built team. I even negotiated you Trumbo and you still can’t get out of your own way. Dammit Nick, don’t make me take this belt off

        • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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          @nick the dick: a nut job that knows how to play fantasy baseball like a mother fucker. You bring shame to hate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks… I was talking to JFOH above about how I taped the B-Real interview today, I think you’re gonna like it…. I’d buy Archer

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Dope! Looking forward to it…

  140. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    A guy in my 20 team league says I got fucked with the following trade— my castillanos for Gardner. I accepted the trade because I saw that rest of season player rater harder ahead of castillanos. Did I get rooked? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Castellanos

  141. Seager says:
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    Cain or Kyle Seager rest of season and beyond in a keeper? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager, both

      • Seager says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    12 team keeper league. keep 5 guys. rounds drafted don’t matter. can keep guys indefinitely.

    been in 1st place all year, but looking to pick up 1 more SP for the playoff run.

    have mazara on my bench and he’s unlikely to crack my starting lineup, and he’s also at least 7th or 8th in line as a potential keeper, so looking to swing him for an arm.

    options:
    mazara for hamels
    mazara for maeda
    mazara + vasquez or porcello for gerritt cole (offered gausman, but got shot down)

    opinions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels

  143. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Shoe at KC tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  144. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, trade jfer for will Myers straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. Orphan Black says:
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    I have Duffy and Shoemaker, should I just start them both against eachother or sit them both or pick one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them both

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: thanks sestra

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sestra!

  146. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, in a QS league, do you rank Quintana over Salazar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. Brett says:
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    Bundy or t walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  148. Tbone2917 says:
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    I was worried about JFERs inning limit so I packaged him and J Upton for Villar and Jansen in a 12 team mixed league where I’m first in Wins, Saves, Ks, Era

    Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  149. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

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

    (1) DL: J.D. Martinez

    Available (most points): Schoop, Segura, Turner, Semien, Eaton, K. Davis, V-Mart, M. Upton, Franco…

    You still prefer Franco over J. Upton ROS for my UTIL spot in my H2H points league right? Or a different FA? I may or may not have dropped Franco when he got hit on the wrist last weekend and picked up Upton again …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Schoop

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: OKay about to scoop him up! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  150. Brett says:
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    Bundy or taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  151. Yelyab says:
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    David Peralta due back, him or Cuthbert going forward (in utility slot…I own Goldy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  152. Dommattingly says:
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    Skaggs, McCarthy, Leake, or Jon Gray? Or just drop McCarthy and stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs…

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Dommattingly says:
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    Saunders, VMart, or Heyward? Been holdin Heyward all season. Not doing much. Thanks

  154. Scott says:
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    Well, we found a pitcher you can’t start against the Braves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. Scott says:
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    Span or Inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  156. muskysmell says:
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    McCullers looks straight N-A-S-T-Y tonight!

    That look-back that a hitter gives to the pitcher walking back to the dugout after they swing at a filthy strike 3 pitch is akin to the same feeling when you pass-by a cute girl and she looks back at you.

    I’m not familiar with either feeling but I’d imagine they are similar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  157. Scott says:
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    So Lucas Harrell goes to Tex. Does this make him an SP5 in RCLs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Scott: i thought you weren’t best off owning 5 SP in RCL’s?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: he’s not a top 60 SP from changing teams though.

  158. ganggreenn says:
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    Should I pick up dull and drop , barret, bedrosion, or bundy. I also could use help on if I keep max kepler , and delino, or drop one for alex dickerson, or parra.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Delino for Dickerson for power…. Forget Dull for now

  159. crushbombs says:
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    trade arenado for carrassco and desmond? i need Ks wins, and sbs

  160. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i’m sure Vin’s doing a dance, STL finally beat a good bullpen when not already winning by a ton.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and since i don’t own familia anywhere this year (too expensive in drafts) i’m all for it.

  161. Chris says:
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    H2h points league

    Which closer to pick up ROS

    Carlos estevez or Ryan Madson?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Chris: the mighty ducks guy

  162. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    holy shit, longo is BETTER this year than in 2012. WTF happened for those 3 years in the middle exactly?

  163. points league says:
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    So in a 12 team h2h weekly points league I have RP Osuna would you drop him for Brad Brach or new mid reliever Hector Rondon. I do get 3 points for a hold or 7 for a save. Brach has scored more over the the 9 weeks than osuna and the Idea of how much more rondo will be used now getting holds. BTW I start Wade davis who I was considering replacing with on of the mid relievers ( seem safer ) and I start melancon. Thanks for the help.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @points league: osuna/rondon/brach, in that order, during all those weeks you mentioned, o’day was hurt, now he isn’t and has struck out more than 2 in each inning when back, it’s his 8th inning. rondon will have the same problem strop had before with holds, and rondon had with saves, CUBS often win by too much (remember all those saves rondon didn’t get). it could even go osuna/brach/rondon, but either way, on a 7-3 saves to holds, keep the closer.

  164. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Better trade for me…

    Send Reddick/DRobertson and get Cespedes (Cespedes would replace Reddick in my lineup)

    Send DRobertson and get KMorales (KMorales would replace Gyorko in my Utility for when Carpenter returns and cuts into Gyorko’s playing time)

    ***I don’t really lose much either way by dealing Robertson.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: the red dick one. morales has been pretty junky and yr likely better off going with somebody at 1st the same way you found gyorko

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