Yesterday, Chris Young went 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER as he allowed five solo home runs, which tied a franchise record, and was only the 7th starting pitcher to give up five home runs in less than three innings.  He was then followed by Dillion Gee.  Too bad Gee wasn’t followed by Aaron Laffey, then the box score would’ve read Chris Young, Gee, Laffey, which, as everyone knows, is an Asian giraffe, which is where these pitchers should be pitching:  Asia.  I didn’t know the Mets had an exchange program going with the Royals.  Oh, and the Mets’ AARP affiliate was on the Yanks too with Carlos Beltran (2-for-4) hitting two homers.  Member the days when the Mets got the Yanks’ also-rans — Willie Randolph, Orlando Hernandez, Rick Cerone?  Now the Yanks are taking sloppy seconds.  The Yankees are Ben Affleck and the Mets are Joey Lauren Adams and the Yanks are listening to the Mets in the bar in Chasing Amy.  Watch out for the gear shift, Yankees!  Also, in this game, Brian McCann (1-for-4) mick-can-can with his 4th homer, Brett Gardner (1-for-4) said, “Same,” and hit his 4th and Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) blasted his 2nd.  With Ellsbury out for a few, I grabbed Hicks in one league, and this is now his 2nd homer in the past four games.  As for Christall Young, he’ll likely be replaced in the rotation by Gee.  Though, I vote for Gee with Laffey on his shoulders for the Asian giraffe.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ivan Nova – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER as he got his first start of the year, filling in for CC.   Big shoes to fill.  Then not-so-big shoes.  Then they were big again.  Then small.  Then they were filled with sangria.  Then it was just fruit cocktail.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Will stay out of the lineup until at least Wednesday with a hip injury.  Last week when I mentioned Ellsbury, he had just stolen two bases and I commented about how he hadn’t done that in the last three years without getting injured.  The streak stays alive!

Starlin Castro – Didn’t start yesterday with a rib cage injury.  Not as funny as a Nic Cage injury, but nearly as painful when either are acting up.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  I’m the greatest trader in the history of fantasy trading!  *sees Todd Frazier, who was on the other side of my Hosmer trade, homered twice*  Like most of my ecstasy, that was short-lived.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Smash Gordon!  Is that a thing?  I hope not.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .298.  All of you that are b’ing and m’ing about DeShields, I’m doing just fine in offensive categories in leagues where I drafted DeShields.  A messed up ninth round pick does not kill a season.  I mention this now because Odor’s picked up a lot of that DeStench.  Polanco hasn’t hurt either.  Lindor’s been nice.  Been enjoying Arenado.  Haven’t minded Khrush Davis.  HR to the Rizzo.  Okay, you get the idea.

Todd Frazier – 4-for-6, 6 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  I wonder if the Toddfather can put out a hit on Jose Abreu (0-for-5, 1 run).  Or simply show him how to hit.

Michael Bourn – Released by the Jays.  Bourn could emerge back with another team or in the middle of the night in the Red Sea with no memory of who he is or how he got there.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  Doode walks more men than an old age home nurse.  Hayzeus Cristo, he’s lucky to get out of these games with his ERA in tact.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Four runs is more than I’d like allowed, but 11 Ks makes things okkkkkkkkkkkay.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .398.  What a total homersexual.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I’ve been telling anyone that has asked that Just Dong is a buy low.  Just Dong just dong’d himself to being a slightly higher buy low.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .380.  I’ve been Castelling you all year to grab him.  Now you’re beginning to look like an anos.

Huston Street – Will begin a throwing program.  I wonder if he’ll start off by screaming, “Get your program here!”

Andrelton Simmons – Will need surgery on his thumb and could be out for months.  Geez, that’s not even his phone home finger.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.86 vs. Scott Kazmir – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), ERA at 5.54.  More than one person in the stands in LA heard the matchup and said, “I think my agent got us two tickets to see the touring company of Katz.”

Travis d’Arnaud – Received a plasma injection in his shoulder.  Now he can plug an Apple TV into his ass and get Netflix.

Kevin Plawecki – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Please remember next March it took five weeks for the Mets catcher to get a home run and it wasn’t French face, said like Billy Ripken’s bat handle.

Corey Seager – 0-for-2 as he didn’t start because there was a lefty on the mound.  Look at Dave Roberts overmanaging.  Charlie Culberson really needed the start?  Good way to bring along your young players, by benching them against tough matchups.  I believe that’s what the Twins did with David Ortiz, then finally just sent him to the Red Sox.

Matt Moore – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.83.  Maybe Moore’s entire career is like one long M. Night Shyamalan movie and he’s really the devil messing with us.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .189.  So, a .280 hitter in Coors is a sub-.200 hitter in other stadiums.  That’s not going to reflect well on Vinny Castilla’s Hall of Fame chances.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  You know what it’s like owning Longoria?  You totally forget you have him and once every ten days you get a solo homer.

Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He’s back!  Dot dot dot.  Or not since this was against one of the worst hitting teams in baseball.  Prolly the latter.

Ketel Marte – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Yes, you should own him.  No, I’m not foolin’.

Sonny Gray – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.00.  How are my schmohawk posts from this year doing?  Pollock, Schwarber, Gray, Sano and Tulo.  Not to answer but to silently nod in awe.

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .222.  Since chicks dig the long ball, everyone but five of you should put on a dress and pick up Davis.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 4 ER.  Red Sox jumped out to the huge, early lead and Buchholz sailed into the iVictory Coast for a night at the W.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in a week, and hitting around .400 in that time.  The hottest schmotato in all of the land?  JBJ!

Travis Shaw – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .308.  Shaw’s an odd duck, like one that drives around 40 tourists on land and sea.  He gets three hits, then nothing for games.  Then multiple hits, then nothing.  He’s the ultimate shizz or get off the pot player.

Brock Holt – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .281.  Holt is hitting near-.350 in the last week, but doesn’t have any real power or speed.  By the by, no real power for Holt and he has the same number of homers as Shaw.  Bunch of imitation Loneys — baLoneys!

Eduardo Rodriguez – Not ready to return to the Red Sox, having velocity issues.  If this was an arm problem, I’d be concerned, but I’d hold tight with him on my DL for another week or two, i.e., put Ed-Rod in DL cupboard.

Tony Cingrani – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  Does he now lead the Reds in saves?  I’m gonna guess yes.  Is he the closer?  I’m gonna guess no.  Ross Ohlendorf had thrown two innings the previous game and was likely unavailable.  That is the most comprehensive news that’s ever been written about Ohlendorf since he was Oh-young-dorf.

Zack Cozart – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .340.  Look at your MI, now look at Cozart’s numbers.  Now look at your MI again.  Will your MI become Cozart?  Hmm…

Joey Votto – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, hitting .234.  Votto could be hitting .300 in less than ten days.  He ain’t no joke, truth hurts, Rakim.

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Tucker to the max!  And his tales of misogyny.

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  He’s more or less a streamer, Straily may as well be an adverb for “with great effort,” and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I’d straily force him on my team.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .304.  I almost had my first home run from my RCL catcher yesterday.  Realmuto homered, a bomb to center that went 408 feet, then, on his home run trot, he passed Ozuna on the basepaths and it was ruled a single and an out.  Too bad I don’t have a category for 400-foot singles.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 11 Ks, ERA down to 3.54.  Still more walks than I’d like to see from him, but that was more in line with the kind of start I’d expect from him.

Derek Dietrich – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .333 as he hits leadoff, hitting near .300 in the last week, and has a hit in seven of his last 10 games.   Hot schmotato alert!

Domingo Santana – Didn’t start again yesterday.  Hey, Sunday Santana, a DL stint would work too.  Ya know, so I can pick up a replacement.  Cust kayin’.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-5 and his 9th steal, to lead the NL in steals.  I watched this game because everything else was rained out (only half kidding), and Villar was roping the ball like an elementary school teacher who sets up the tetherball.

David Peralta – Didn’t start yesterday with a bruised forearm.  He said it felt tender.  Sounds more like a braised forearm, which is great with some ribbies.

Archie Bradley – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.84 as he was called up to start in Coors.  A struggling prospect gets the call up to start in the worst park?  Sounds like D-Backs’ GM, Dave Stewart, studied at the school of Neil Strauss and Mystery.  Neg the pitcher into thinking he’s worthless, and never leave home without a boa (snake and/or decorative neckwear).

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’s a bad Lamb-a-jama!

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .343.  I feel like every hitter should get one season in Coors, preferably for them, the season right before contract negotiations.

Corey Kluber – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Two steps forward, one step baaaaaaaaaaa–*watches the cliff fade up in the distance, thinks about how far a fall this is, decides he has time before dying to check iPhone for emails*

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  With the matchup of Kluber vs. Fiers, it was probably in poor taste to have the pregame show be a concert by Great White.

  1. crushbombs says:
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    will lamb lose time when tomas returns?

    • sauce says:
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      @crushbombs: Lamb tends to sit against ALL lefties, as Chip won’t even give him a sniff at facing one, which is frustrating…he did the same thing with Pollock in the early going last year. Does anyone know Chip’s email???

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @crushbombs: No, Lamb’s playing time has little to do with Tomas. Lamb sits vs. lefties, otherwise he has been in the lineup whether Tomas has been healthy or not.

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @crushbombs: only person who eats into lamb Vs righties is drury if he keeps it up

      • knucks says:
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        @ROTO OVERLORD: I dunno, Cram might take a bite or two…

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @crushbombs: And with that Chip Hale has penciled Jake Lamb IN the lineup tonight vs. a lefty in Coors. A big opportunity for Jake the Snake to claim even more playing time.

  2. crushbombs says:
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    trade seager and pickup ketel? drop seager?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @crushbombs: depends what you can get for Seager, no matter which one it is. Dont drop him though unless its a 4 team league.

      • knucks says:
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        @ThE sHiT: Because it looks like we are talking SS here, I would assume this is the LAD version of Seager. But like the shizz said, def do not drop either Seager. Or go ahead and do it. Just avoid all bridges/ledges in the coming months and you’ll be fine.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @crushbombs: No. Ketel is just going through a hot streak. Seager…both of them are players you want for the whole season.

  3. Charlie Hustler says:
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    ROS Just Dong Martinez or Brantley?

  4. ivebeenupthreesaysstraight says:
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    yo. still and just saying…

  5. Nittanychris says:
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    Still scrounging for catchers to replace d’Arnaud. Have Grandal, but he’s been brutal and seems to ride the pine a lot. Would you drop him for Molina, Wieters or Hundley? If so, in what order? Thanks!

  6. ThE sHiT says:
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    Hilarious on the Andrelton blurb, and yes i counted the Ks in Stressbirds blurb! Great shizz as always. Going to the Dodger game tonight. When is SteveNZ coming to town?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Thanks! I’m going on Thursday! I think SteveNZ comes in around then, maybe day before? Not sure

  7. Muskysmell says:
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    Great write-up as usual!
    I dunno if anyone mentioned this yet but Boxberger will return to the closer role immediately upon the end of his rehab assignment which should be some time this week…

    Go get him…

    • knucks says:
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      @Muskysmell: Sources? I didn’t see that anywhere yet

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: It appears to have been the easiest source of all… just saw it in the yahoo blurb. Good stuff musky.

  8. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    16 teamer with OPS/hits. i didn’t realize how bad saunders had been lately, dropped pillar back when he was bad for saunders. grab any of dietrich/min donkey (in COL for awhile)/avisail? rest of roster
    C castro (can get casali)
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B toreando
    OF (3) upton/rasmus/sano
    util (2) c-sant/saunders
    BN dannys antana (replaced delino recently, but now HE’S getting the delino batting at the bottom garbage)
    DL hundley, pollack (keep 6 yearly no cost, have thor as only pitcher keeper)

  9. Noam says:
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    Yesterday was Opposite Day as JBJ knocked in six but made an error in the field…

    Trade JoFer for Blackmon in a 6×6 Roto with OPS, HD, and QS replacing W. 200 GS limit.
    I’ve got really good pitching but am hurting for runs and SB. I’ve got Thor, JoFer, J. Ross, Nola, Porcello, and Kennedy as my SP with Darvish and McCullers on the DL. My outfield is Rickard, Upton, Marte, Polanco, Hicks and Trumbo but he’s filling in at CI.

    Thanks!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Noam: you should get more for Jo-Fer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Ha, yeah… Trade is fair, agree you might be able to get more

  10. Blinzler says:
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    Grey, didn’t you mean JBJ is the hottest Schmotato, not hottest Schmohawk? Is there a difference?
    This really interests me!

  11. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey – The Bourn line in particular.

    Dan

  12. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Justin upton and pick up either
    Rasmus, Castellanos,Ozuna, Ketel Marte
    Thx
    Head to head league

    • knucks says:
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      @Adam: Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with knucks

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Adam: Would try to find a way to work Castellanos into the lineup while he’s hitting .380 though

  13. Adam says:
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    Dickerson or KDavis at Utl spot?

    • knucks says:
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      @Adam: the Khris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with knucks

  14. Owen Simring says:
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    Who do you like more: Ketel or Cozart? 12 team Yahoo, there can only be one.

      • William Hung says:
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        @knucks: right now Ketel, ROS Cozart

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: He signs the songs that remind of the good times, he sings the songs that remind him of the best times. Drink up!

  15. Baby needs a pair of Nu Shooz says:
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    Great work as usual Grey! A few questions if you will…

    1) Traded my Shark and Taijuan Walker for his Just Dong and J Gomez. How’d I do? Was too hard to pass up getting by far the best player in the deal, amirite?
    – weekly H2H league
    – Pitchers were my 5th and 6th best
    – Loaded already in OF w Trout, Marte, Polanco… JD will be my U
    – Gomez just a throw-in as I have 4 closers already
    – Picked up Roark and Karns to replace those 2

    2) Trying to flip J Gomez and was offered B McCann, I have Weiters. Pull the trigger, hold, or pick up Gattis for free?

    3) Where does Gattis rank when he becomes C eligible?

    4) How certain are you J Gomez loses the Closer gig? Trade for pennies and pick up Neris?

  16. Chester says:
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    Would you give up Adrian Beltre and Lorenzo Cain for Just Dong?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chester: I would

  17. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    WHo would you start at 1B tonight? Albert or votto? One is going on the bench tonight. My util players are Papi, Machado, Conforto and Zobrist

  18. Jon says:
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    Another owner is interested in my Arenado and Adam Jones. Jones I would love to unload, Arenado not so much. Looking at his team, if I was going to try to get an infielder and outfielder back, I have some interest in:

    Rendon, Cano, Cutch, Polanco

    He also has Thor so maybe instead I push for him. Any combo there you like in return for Arenado and Jones? This is a keep 18 league.

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Jon: personally, i don’t like any those for Arenado. He’s still the biggest bat of the bunch, and those are just too valuable.

    • Scott says:
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      @Jon: Keeper League?

      Thor and Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: All of them for Arenado? Agree with Todd

  19. Steve says:
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    What’s your confidence in DeShields figuring it out in the next two weeks?

    Other options: Duvall, Avisail, Hicks, Aaron Hill, Trayce

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: You can go back to DeShields if he figures it out, this list of players depends on needs

  20. rick says:
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    my keuchel trumbo for his price?

    • William Hung says:
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      @rick: hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rick: Agree with Hung

      • rick carmichael says:
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        @Grey:

        keuchel or stroman ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stroman

          • rick carmichael says:
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            @Grey:

            my Keuchel Trumbo Realmuto for Price Posey is solid right

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  21. Todd25 says:
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    I bet Ralph feels pretty awesome today!!! Frazier 4-6 2 hr 6 rbis :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25: Yeah, we’ll see how awesome he feels when Wade Davis saves one one of these weeks!

  22. PHIL says:
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    What do you think of me trading David PERALTA for BAEZ ?

  23. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    OBP League… Cozart or Ketel Corn for the ROS?

    • Kyle Kendrick says:
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      @Kyle Kendrick: Should I try to move my Upton for JD Mart?

  24. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Machado for Stanton and Franco, what side?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: are you in a 6 team [email protected]ryanoger: you get more HRs but lose steals. Machado is the best player in this trade so I’d say the Machado side.

  25. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    I picked up Phelps in leagues I’m hurting for saves. I know his K rate is gorgeous, but I can’t see Ramos holding that job with all those walks. Just a thought.

    P.

    • knucks says:
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      @Phil of the Future: With you here. Would hate to see the bear-claw jump Phelps though because I just dropped heem. Prob gonna need to see a pretty big drop off in Ramos’ K-Rate for this to all happen anyway. I could have sworn I saw him mouth ‘IDGAF’ when Donnie pulled him last night. Who knows what was said to him though.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: That it was. But perhaps the seed of doubt has been planted in crazy Mattingly’s mind….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own Ramos in multiple leagues, can we try not to put it out in the universe?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I think it might be too late….Like when they opened the containment unit in Ghostbusters, some things you just can’t undo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You undid it, you can redo!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: From the looks of the trailer, I wish they would undo the redo. God that move is gonna be awful….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  *shakes head* Chicks

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Totally, G.

                    Though McCarthy was pretty funny in Bridesmaids. I’ll give her that one….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I liked that too… Ghostbusters looks like they’re cashing in all of that goodwill

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I think that’s exactly right. And sadly they are going to set the feminist movement back decades….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, now they won’t be able to do anything, which I’m kinda fine with, and I’m barely misogynist!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m fine with it too! And i’m like less than 1/16th misogynist….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Same!

  26. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey, Tulo was dropped in my 10 team points league. Is he worth a pickup to drop Starlin Castro?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jedimasters: Grey has Starlin ranked over Tulo so i would drop someone else if possible…if nothing else Tulo can be used as a trade chip at some point.

  27. ScottyB says:
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    Will Tolleson finally lose his job after another blow up? Recommend grabbing Dyson?

    • knucks says:
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      @ScottyB: I would

      • William Hung says:
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        @knucks: Tolleson is in the same boat as Giles and Storen. They can only be put in a save situation else they give up runs.

        • knucks says:
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          @William Hung: Tully lost his job in the playoffs last year if recall correctly. Surprised this is taking so long to make the switch again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ScottyB: Should be holding Dyson

  28. Kory says:
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    Trade correa, J. Zimmerman and J. Lamb

    Get Braun, Scherzer and pick up cozart with the extra spot

    Which side?

    Thanks as always

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kory: Correa side

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Kory: i wouldn’t, Scherzer ain’t been right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kory: Agree with F

  29. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, I’m winning hr RBI and saves, in bad shape in ks era and whip. Guy offered bumgarner/casilla/conforto for my Cole/kimbrel/pederson. Which side you like? My other pitchers are greinke, Fernandez, grey, porcello, Salazar, hamels, iwakuma and hammel.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:I vote for Bum/Conforto side

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Conforto side

  30. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Marte. Cozart, or Villar? (OBP league)

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: even in OBP league? no avg

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Grey: Wow… even in an OBP league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Kendrick Llama: Right now Villar has the best OBP of all three so not sure I understand the Wow

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: villar’s BB are MUCH higher this year, i added him in 14 and up leagues (i already had him in some, or deeper ones) once i saw the BB’s went up, even before he had the steals.

  31. nick the dick says:
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    No facial drooping, arm drift, slurred speech or one sided paralysis for the Cincinatti Stroke Boys!

  32. Eric B says:
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    Hey grey good stuff as always man. I’m sitting in 3rd in my league but Im trailing by 13in Rs, 17 in HR’s, 31 in RBIs, and 10 in SB’s. I feel like my roster is underperforming O right now, so Im looking for the best overall long term fit.The following players are available K. Davis, Ozuna, K. Marte. Ozuna seems to be keeping pace with K. Davis and has a better OBP and Davis is so streakyK.Marte seems to be heating up and I haven’t gotten much out of Castro(who’s hurt) or Russell at the position. Interested to see who you think the add should be for the line up below. Thanks In advance for the advice.

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS and 4 keepers per season

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Empty
    Bench SP Berrios
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP McGee
    Bench RP Tolleson
    DL SP E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric B: Ozuna over Berrios, play over Sano

  33. Tony Molina says:
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    Ortiz comment had me rolling. Rodon for Segura (SS), straight up? I have Kang to take over at SS, keeper. Current SP Thor, Cueto, Ventura, Samardzija, Liriano, Eikoff, K. Hendricks. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony Molina: Thanks! I’d take Segura, it’s fair

  34. The Tycoons says:
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    Can we get a anti Luscious Danny V post? Valencia can’t stay on the field! I’m disgusted with myself that I drafted him so high – anyone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Tycoons: You drafted him high? Ghostown Steve thinks he can hit 40 homers

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Tycoons: nope, you must’ve been reading a few guys around here, wasn’t Grey and certainly wasn’t player rater (Rudy/steamer)

  35. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Trying to get rid of carlos Gomez still. Would you trade Gomez (no keeper value) and Chris Davis (4th round next year) for JD Martinez (9th round next year)? Wil Meyers would slot into my 1b if i do that.

    And how are you feeling about Chris Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d take JD, fine on Davis, he’s just slumping on AVG

  36. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    12 team 6×6 H2H league

    Drop Eugenio Suarez for Ketel Marte? Been struggling with AVG lately and think Marte could be an upgrade long-term.

    Could also drop 1 of Chen, Conley, Berrios but I really hate carrying more than 1 bench bat.

      • Here Comes the Pizza says:
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        Thanks Grey! You the man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You da pizza!

  37. Dave says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    With both having horrible starts, Pujols or Heyward ROS? Utility position-HTH 5×5
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dave: Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Agree with F

  38. Wacha wacha says:
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    Morning Grey

    Which side of trades do you prefer for ten team OBP h2h?

    Price for blackmon
    Price for J upton
    Syndergard for cespedes
    C-mart for fowler

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Blackmon, Upton, Cespedes, C – Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Agree with F, except Noah or Yoenis could go either way

  39. Gummy says:
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    Hey Grey, good write-up. I had to sound out the Asian giraffe joke a couple times. Felt sorta racist the way my office-mates were staring at me.

    I’m getting impatient with Matt Moore. Who would you drop him for out of Odorizzi, Pineda, Conley, Steven Wright (do I trust the surprise-knuckler [prolly means something else on urban dictionary])?
    Also, somebody dropped Gardner. I like him. You think he’s better ROS than Drury, or *gasp* Heyward?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gummy: HA, thanks! Odorizzi or Conley but I’d look at upcoming matchups…. Gardner over Drury

  40. nick says:
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    would you rather have crawford or marte at SS right now?

    • knucks says:
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      @nick: Crawford if your hopeful for some pop (we expected a regression this year), Ketel if your hopeful for speed and upside.

      • Nick says:
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        @knucks: WHY CANT I HAVE IT ALL? haha, thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick: Agree with knucks

  41. Mello Yello says:
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    Frazier Fraz!!

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m not one to toot my own horn, but look at this lineup I had yesterday:

    Odor
    Frazier
    JBJ
    McCann
    Castellanos
    Segura

    Nothing like opening up your H2H week with 7 HRs, 17 RBI, 17 Hits, and 14 Runs.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I’m sure I’ll end up with around 10 HRs for the week now, but that was one MONSTER day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, of course!

  43. me here says:
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    Hahaha i get it….Fiers, Great White….so messed up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @me here: Yeah, in terrible taste by Astros

  44. MyHerreraBurns says:
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    Thanks for another great write up. 12 teamer, is Matt Moore now a streamer or hold for another start?

  45. Hollaback Girl says:
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    I wasn’t able to trade Neil Walker in 12 team h2h. is it time to drop him for Dietrich?

    Thanks!

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Hollaback Girl: he’s got a minor injury, but on career best HR pace (although probably high on list for roid guy too)

  46. Scott says:
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    Side A: DeGrom
    Side B: Prince Fielder and AJ Reed

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: deGrom

  47. Matty says:
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    Is Khrush Davis worth stashing over Grichuk, Span or Schoop in a dynasty league? Span is a slightly different beast, the other three feel awfully similar outside of Schoop’s eligibility.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matty: Over Span

  48. RePete says:
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    Trade away Polanco for Odor in a Standard 14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 League to fix my hole at 2B?

    My 2B: Schoop, Turner (who knows when he gets the call)
    My OF: Stanton, Betts, Polanco, Heyward, Hanley, Drury, Deshields

    Available 2B: Dietrich, Prado, Wong (probably would drop Deshields/Schoop)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: Id hold

  49. John says:
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    Ten cats for hitting including Average and K’s. Trying to improve both. Trade my Kendrys and Khris for his Melky and Realmuto? I have Grandahl who walks a lot (another cat) but is sitting a ton. Thoughts??

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with F

  50. Shmael says:
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    Give up Heyward and MadBum for JD and JoFer? I’m worried about JoFers innings limit but I’ve been very successfully streaming in this league. 6×6 with hits for avg. Looks like I’m falling behind in R/OBP (which heyward could help in) but also middle of the pack in hr/rbi… Thanks Grey!

  51. Nicci says:
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    Too bad I don’t have a category for 400-foot singles. Real Moot-o.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nicci: It’s real moot then

  52. Scott says:
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    I plucked Alex Gordon off the WW in two leagues, so I’m definitely for Smash Gordon being a thing.

  53. Matt says:
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    Swap Harvey for Votto?

    H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS)
    Staff: Harvey, JFernandez, Kluber, Lester, Cole, Rodon, Eickhoff, Conley, (DL: Carrasco); Britton, Allen, Colome
    Lineup: Castillo, Goldschmidt, Odor, Arenado, Suarez, Encarnacion, Forsythe, Blackmon, Brantley, Kemp, Conforto, Piscotty, Mazara, (Bn: Drury)

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matt: I think you need Harvey more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d take Votto

  54. Jose says:
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    Segura’s been great, but would love for Shizz to get it together. Coors should be a good place to do that!

    In a keeper league would you sell Trumbo to get Heyward?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jose: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: I’d likely hold, Heyward’s wrist bothers me, unless this is strictly for future seasons

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey: My Team could compete this year. Heyward would be my OF4 behind Betts, Yelich and Polanco. Too light on power? This is a H2H points league and we’re deducted -2 for strikeouts. I’m afraid of an extended Trumbo drought

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems okay

          • Jose says:
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            @Grey: Much appreciated!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  55. Trex arms says:
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    7 by 7 league with total bases and obp , holds and k/walk ratio

    I was offered a trade of fielder / Harvey (receive ) for abreu

    My team consists of
    C cerevelli
    1b abreu
    2b odor
    3b Donaldson
    Ss seager
    Of yelich, Marte , piscotty
    Util – puljos, gomeZ
    Bench – mazara, Castro
    Sp – Cole, matZ, walker , Ventura , joe Ross , smyly , Hendricks , carrassco
    Rp – Robertson , oday, f Rodriguez , Joe smith

    He also has fraZier , Cruz , Zimmerman , Happ, altuve,
    Would you accept this trade or make any counter offers ?

    Thanks !

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Trex arms: Hold…swap out Fielder for Frazier?

  56. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    I’d this what fielder has become? Under. 200 hitter with an occasional Homer?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Pretty much

  57. JP says:
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    senor Grey – coming to you for that ‘heading into the season and im itching to make a trade that sets me up for the rest of the season’ advice. currently 1st place in 10 team h2h yahoo. was just offered hanley for my odor.. so i know he’s looking to do something. not sure if i should trade odor + OF for a pitcher (thinking kluber) or trying to upgrade 3B (although i love castellanos and took your sleeper call) or another bat.. what are you thinking?

    C- Gomes
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Castellanos
    SB – Boegarts
    OF – J Upton
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Blackmon
    Util – Pujols
    Bench: Heyward

    SP – Salazar
    SP – Matz
    P – Rodon
    P – Ventura
    P – Odorizzi
    P – T Walker
    P – Iglesias
    RP – Jeffress
    RP – J smith
    RP – Madson
    RP – O’Day

    for reference – here is the team im trying to trade with:
    C- Ramos
    1B – A Gonzalez
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Suarez
    SS – Correa
    OF – Conforto
    OF – Piscotty
    OF – Hanley
    Util – Cruz
    Bench – Franco

    SP – Nicasio
    SP – Conley
    P – Kluber
    P – Berrios
    P – Zimmermann
    P – Moore
    P – Lackey
    P – Scherzer
    RP – Allen
    RP – Colome
    RP – Miller
    RP – Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: That trade is awful

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Best advice I’ve ever seen on here. I’m still laughing at that response. Still Laughing. Haha.

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: any other advice besides that trade sucking? Someone you’d rather see me give up or aim to improve? Always appreciate your insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: You can use an upgrade at SP it looks like, maybe Heyward for Kluber?

  58. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5, weekly move league. Need three of the following (with SON values for the week):

    Pineda: vKC $16.5, @ARI $14.2 (homer-prone pitcher in Arizona?)
    Wood: vSTL $9.2
    Rodon: @HOU $5.2
    Karns: vLAA $4.6
    Berrios: @DET -$7.4

    SON says use Pineda, Wood and Rodon. I am more inclined to go with Pineda (I can’t ignore
    SON when it is screaming this loudly, despite having been glad I benched Pineda for the past two weeks), Rodon and Karns. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: I don’t like any of them, Wood, Rodon, Karns

  59. SteveNZ says:
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    Headed your way!

  60. Charles says:
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    RCL: rid myself of Greinke for Kemp? I’d drop Holliday and stream SP.

    Currently last in HR and also struggling ERA/WHIP. Thanks, Zach!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Charles: Sure

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: I have 8 OFs (though 1 is DeShields). OK to trade Kemp for Greinke?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

  61. Tears of Lys says:
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    Choose to start one or the other por favor:

    Gerrit Cole @ Cubs or Matt Harvey @ Rockies ?

  62. web says:
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    Should Bradley be owned over Saunders?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @web: Right now yes…next week maybe not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Agree with F

  63. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    One to ten how Confident are you berrios gets his first qs of the season? Someone dropped gomez I took a deshiZz on delino to add Carlos, like that move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Move works for me… I dropped Berrios two weeks ago, not confident at all

  64. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Last question: OBP league… Lamb or Drury? Feel like interchangeable, but not sure what do to.

  65. PHIL says:
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    would you drop Manaea and pick up Wisler?

  66. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Red Sox are hitting .226 with a .662 OPS and a 23.9% K% so far in 2016, would you get ballsy and start Manaea?

      • Tony C says:
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        Maybe. In the Sox defense they haven’t yet faced many lefties this season. So is it fair to say, small sample size?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what she said!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: The only lefty that didn’t dominate them was Rodon last week and that was a qs. Happ, Smyly, Quintana, all held them to one run or less.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: yes, but smyly/quintana have been top 20 SP against ANYBODY, and happ pretty good too so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: In the RCL league we’re in together? I think you should start him, in other leagues, I wouldn’t

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Haha, I’m not starting him in any RCLs, but h2h and DFS I’m all over him. They can’t hit lefties and rarely get to young pitchers the first time they see them. Don’t be shocked if Manaea has his best start yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You Bud Fox with the Red Sox?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: nah Billy Ray Valentine.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looking good!

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: The dukes are back!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Elijah?

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: You mean Fly Eli? Seriously google it he’s a rapper. As is Lastings Milladge.

                    Dukes is a multi-pool contributor as well. He’s a must take in both death and arrest pools.

  67. Tony C says:
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    I DL’d Moustakiss, moved Tomas from utility to 3B. Should I drop Tomas for his teammate Lamb at 3B? In a related move I picked up Ho Park for utility. Ho or Ozuna since the latter is still available?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Tony C: ozuna over bung hole

  68. Smell The Glove says:
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    Brandon Phillips or Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  69. Scott says:
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    Side A: DeGrom
    Side B: Prince Fielder and Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom, likely fair

  70. Five-On-One says:
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    Trade Ketel for Castro?
    Is Fielder droppable in a 12-teamer? (As if I could pick him up in the first place.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fidel? No on Fielder

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Castro, Starlin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Jason?

  71. DancinHomer says:
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    Someone dropped David Peralta in my 12-team 6×6 H2H league (redraft).

    JBJ is also available and, as you put it has been the “hottest schmohawk in all of the land”

    Would you drop anyone for either of the above? Current roster:

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Goldy
    2B: N. Walker
    3B: Frazier
    SS: C. Seager
    IF: Pujols
    OF: Marte, Polanco, DeShields
    UTL: Villar
    BN: Franco, J. Kang

    SP: Sale, Salazar, Rodon, Matz, T. Walker, Valasquez, Moore, Berrios , Fiers, Lamb, I. Snell
    RP: Ramos, Gomez, Jepsen

    DL: Alex Cobb, McCullers
    NA: AJ Reed

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d lose DeShields for JBJ, then cycle schmotatoes when he goes cold

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey.

        Anything to see with Peralta as well? Or just leave him in the FA pool?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now, I do like him though

  72. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank for h2h pts leagues:
    Hisashi
    W Chen
    Berrios
    Odorizzi

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, His, Chen

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        Great Michael Douglas throat cancer reference in those three words.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, did he die?

          • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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            @Grey:

            Hahaha. He made many chicks die – in the Shakespearian way. Hence the cancer. Guy’s a mensch!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A mensch, indeed

  73. boognish says:
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    Just dong for my Bogaerts if I have C Seager for SS (no MI in the league, 10 team 6×6 OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

      • boognish says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, you’re the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. Hal Incandenza says:
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    While that was quite a case of the home runs yielded by Chris Young, one has to wonder if G(h)ee (i.e., clarified butter) is the answer.

    Open question: is the value of Pujols too low to offer him in a deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clarified butter is almost always the answer…. Pujols has no value right now

  75. Charlie says:
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    6×5 including obp

    Realmuto or Beef Wellington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beef

  76. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    sp-strasburg, matz, manaea, hill, nola, samardjia, hammell, shields, pomeranz,
    rp-cishek, robertson, vizcaino
    dl-ross
    n/a-glasnow

    drop manaea for any of the following?

    David Phelps
    Matt Wisler
    Juan Nicasio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phelps

  77. Roger the Alien says:
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    I’m getting a lot of interest in my Franco. I like him a lot, but everyone has a price and debating some potential deals and would love your advices. 3 man forever keeper, ESPN standard.

    What is your preference on sides and the order of the following:

    1) Franco + Vince V for Just Dongs

    2) Franco for Conforto + SAGNOF

    3) Franco for Yu

    4) Franco + SAGNOF for JoFer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) JD 2) Franco 3) Franco 4) JoFer, it’s fair

  78. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    It wasn’t Harper yelling “PHUQUE YOU!” to the ump that was priceless.

    It was Harper yelling “HEY!” to draw the umps direct attention and THEN saying “PHUQUE YOU!” that made it so delicious. The ump pirouetted away like he just walked into well attended and unexpected Mexican Donkey Show…in his own house…featuring his wife.

  79. Natty Boh says:
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    Brandon Drury or Aledmys Diaz ROS? Brandon Crawford or Johnathan Villar (SAGNOF would help) ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury….Villar

  80. WalleyWorld says:
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    Trying to land Corey Seager and Aaron Sanchez. Offering Starlin Castro, Giolito and Ozzie Albies. Fair offer? Giving up too much, not enough? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  81. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My keeper/dynasty team is batting .232. Dominant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have an NL-Only team batting .295 (Aledmys, Daniel Murphy, bunch of schmohawks), I have a mixed league batting .251

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I have Frazier, Franco, Goldy, and Semien as my main culprits.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good news is two of those guys should be much better in AVG, bad news the other two may not

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Deep mixed leaguer batting .247. Thank you Betts, Heyward, J-Up, Rendon, Franco.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Cram It: I could add Tulo and Carlos Gomez but I figured I’d just get ridiculed relentlessly, ha. I swear they were in my top 8 keepers available coming into this year.

  82. ryanoger says:
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    Gattis or Grandal

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  83. Grichuk It All Out The Window says:
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    I sat Just Dong yesterday because of his poor recent performance. Showed him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  84. Primetime says:
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    Grey,

    5×5 Obp

    Drop Castro for Dietrich?
    Drop c Santana for shaw or Bradley ?

    And what to do with heyward ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold….Hold…Ride it out

  85. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey FML,

    Worth giving up Berrios, Manaea and a high pick for Lester in a 15 team keep 11?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  86. Hector says:
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    Starting Santiago home vs. St. Louis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Hector says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Many you’re welcomes

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hector: first time i’ve seen anybody get scared of STL and i was wrong to think to say start him. this is the first time all year they’ve went off for a bunch of runs against SP who before today had done well. almost all of their other games in which they’ve scored more than 4 were against shitty bullpens, mostly on shitty teams (PHI, ATL, SD etc). they’ve yet to hit well against any good team either. PIT/CUBS have beat them up in wins.

  87. jorge says:
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    What’s your general opinion of Betances’ value in a non-holds league? Is the value he brings in Ks/ERA/WHIP worth roughly a top 100 player? Including him as a secondary piece in trade offers can get me pretty big return, but wanted to get your thoughts on just how valuable he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 100, yeah

      • jorge says:
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        @Grey:

        Is a guy like Strop that far off from him? Not quite the same K%, but close.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betances has been a top 100 fantasy player for about two years now

  88. Lville Jim says:
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    Nothing like a mothertucker giving me a nice batty call last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  89. John says:
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    So you believe Ross Ohlendorf will be the closer moving forward?

    Someone dropped $13 of their FAAB budget on Cingrani, but Ohlenford is still available. Should I grab him if I’m chasing saves?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m looking to try and pry your podcast friend Brandon Druuuurrrryyy off a guy who is in need of some power (I want Drury because we have to start a rookie, and I’m starting Trayce Thompson at the moment).

    Do you think it is a reasonable trade-off for me to dangle Segura and his surprising early-season power if I can get him to give me Ketel Marte and Drury? I’d probably have to throw another mediocre player into the deal, but this gives you the idea. It’s straight replacements in my starting lineup of Marte in for Segura, and Drury in for Trayce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte/Drury works for me in your situation

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! He’s after Frazier, but I’m not that desperate to upgrade at rookie. Having said that, I’m curious to know how you feel Kang will compare against Frazier and Moustakas ROS now that he’s back? He’s only 3B eligible in my league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier is a top 3B, Kang is a waiver guy in some leagues

  91. Steve D. says:
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    Offered Evan Longoria and Jason Kipnis for my JD Martinez in my 10 team redraft. While I could use Longo and Kipnis, I’m guessing this is a decline, right?

    My roster:

    C Brian McCann C, NYY
    C Yadier Molina C, STL
    1B Anthony Rizzo 1B, CHC
    2B Addison Russell 2B,SS, CHC
    3B Matt Duffy 3B, SF
    SS Manny Machado 3B,SS, BAL
    MI Ian Desmond OF,SS, TEX
    CI Nick Castellanos 3B, DET
    OF Mookie Betts OF, BOS
    OF Khris Davis OF, OAK
    OF J.D. Martinez OF, DET
    OF Marcell Ozuna OF, MIA
    OF Justin Upton OF, DET
    U Kole Calhoun OF, LAA

    RESERVES
    C Russell Martin C, TOR
    SS Corey Seager SS, LAD
    U Victor Martinez U, DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  92. Random Dude says:
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    ROS: Pujols or Khris Davis?

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols, looking it

  93. RTP123 says:
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    Please pick TWO of the following OF options:

    Khris Davis, Gardner, Bruce, Rasmus, Reddick, Joc, Deshizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Joc

  94. Mello Yello says:
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    And dude you need to come down here for a Jose start…the place is packed…and there’s still like 20,000 empty seats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, room to spread your legs!

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: I know one of the bartenders too!! Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  95. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Love the Billy Ripken Fleer card reference. I actually own that card…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  96. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    C-Grandal
    1-Rizzo
    2-Neil Walker
    SS-Corey Seager
    3-Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Mazara
    Util- Ian Desmond, Gardner
    Bench-Heyward

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Vinny V
    RP- Casilla, K-Rod, Jeanmar, Madson, Dyson, Arold-Rage

    1. Trade Aroldis for Pujols based on team above?
    2. If I do the trade for Pujols, do you think I should take the second trade on the table, which is trade Machado for Stanton and Franco?

    thanks man!!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Works for me

  97. F'ING RAIN OUTS says:
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    Good afternoon Grey FML ! So in my 12 team al/nl h2h weekly POINTS league ( – 1 for a strike out is huge) I wanted your opinion on how this trade I made looks. It was with 2 owners but ultimately what I ended up trading and getting back is this. I traded Kris Bryant, Kipnis and collin McHugh for Rob Cano, Longoria and Tanaka……? what cha think? My thinking which is prolly wrong is I hope bryant n cano will wash each other out pretty close and the diff of longoria over kipnis will be greater and I ended up with a better pitcher in tanaka over it. Thx again for your info !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

  98. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Cole Hamels enough for Wil Myers? 10-team H2H w/ OPS. Need the OF help.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @DozierTheDozierian: I just love me some Wil Myers man…it is so nice right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • DozierTheDozierian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. You always bring DAT TRADE EVALUATION thunder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Thinking about streaming Wisler at home against the Phils in a league that also counts walks and losses. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  100. Another F'ing Jeff says:
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    Geez, what a night last night! Ketel Marte. Todd Frazier. Jackie Bradley. I can’t even imagine what would’ve happened if Rizzo played. Thanks, Grey. Marte and Bradley were on you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  101. Doc says:
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    12 team league
    Starting manaea @boston
    Joe Ross vs Detroit
    [email protected]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: are you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Doc says:
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            @Grey: none of them?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Last two can start

              • Doc says:
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                @Grey: would you start him if the guy your playing had a 6 era last week and lot of strikeouts, lot of losses, lot of wins

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

  102. Jason Morgan says:
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    Carlos Rodon or Kyle Hendricks rest of season? This is a points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  103. Doc says:
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    Ohlendorf or barraclough saves/holds league

    Barraclough helped me win holds last week and had good stats last year…
    Ohlendorf might get 1 save a week and won’t get to many holds what should I do
    Currently have uehara,Gomez,dyson, barraclough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Doc: not close either.

  104. Mike says:
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    Which two sit?
    Upton vs Ross
    Villar vs Conley
    Franco vs wisler
    Deshields vs Rodon
    Corey Seager vs degrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager, DeShields

  105. Schlitzy says:
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    Just got JD for Matz – pretty happy with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  106. Ascher says:
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    First love the site, your word is golden to us. My buddy and I who share a team say all the time, if Grey thinks it, it must be true. Just made a “no-brainer” trade, but wanted your thoughts..

    We gave up:
    Hosmer
    DIaz
    Jeanmar Gomez

    We got:
    Abreu
    Chapman
    Wacha

    Hosmer over the last 2 weeks has made us question our decision on a daily basis.

    What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I like the trade!

  107. Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite. says:
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    Are we streaming Adam Morgan vs the #Barves tonight if I’m trying to log some IP and Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  108. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    I was offered H. Santiago and L. Gregerson for my Steven Wright…

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  109. tals23 says:
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    Grey
    I’m in a 14v team redraft league….someone just dropped Patrick Corbin……is he worth an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  110. knucks says:
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    Normally wouldn’t even ask this, so sorry in advance… but I got this guy pretty interested in my Beef Welington right now in my 12 team roto.

    If he is giving me back Odubel/Sam Dyson, you make this move? CAGNOF for SAGNOF, ya know? Even though its potential SAGNOF. Hurting bad for AVG/Saves.

    Wire is disgusting, will prob scoop up the psycho killer casali to replace him if I make this switch. Not gonna help me in the AVG dept though. Maybe Frankencatcher for a bit (Plawecki in Coors over the weekend). Beef has been even better than we expected thus far. I keep talking myself in and out of Catcher nonsense.

    I guess… Is Beef’s or Odubel’s hot start more likely to continue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks g-baby.

        This is a deal with the same guy I traded my Osuna for his Corbin, the day Osuna was named closer up north. So I polity requested that he throw Osuna in the deal and I’ll add Corbin. I hope my cheeky/unnecessary sarcasm doesn’t kill the deal.

  111. Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite. says:
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    12 tm Keeper OPS league: he wants my Yelich, offering his Puig or Adam Jones. You like one of those guys for Yelich or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you just ask this?

      • Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite. says:
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        @Grey: on @M’s hitter thread…

  112. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey…which side you got in this shallow keeper league trade? Blackmon (must be kept thru the end of 2017 season) and McCullers (have the option of releasing into next year’s draft or keeping him thru end of 2017 season) for JD Martinez (must be kept thru end of the 2018 season)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  113. Bye Felica says:
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    I’m a sucker for big arm rookies on good offensive/defensive teams.

    Glasnow stash mode [ON]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: that is ..if he gets another home start in AAA

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bye Felica: i live 15 mins from the Indians park. I think I’ll check out this hog next time he pitches at home.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I live 15 minutes in the future

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Grey: That’s why us peasants tune in daily to “Fantasy Baseball Prophecies” feat His Grey Albrightness

  114. Slowmez says:
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    Is Andrew Miller worth holding onto in H2H 10 team standard or is it better to drop him for someone with more save potential like Cingrani or Dyson ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Slowmez: Dyson

  115. Best says:
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    Dropping deshields for Leonys, Danny s , or Ketel.
    Deshields isn’t affecting me that much right now more steals would be useful ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  116. KevBo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 team H2h 6×6 (w OPS), my current lineup is
    c- beef
    1b – abreu
    2b – odor
    3b – arenado
    ss – villar
    if – story
    lf – upton
    cf – trout
    rf – polanco
    of – mazara
    util – s.castro
    bn – buxton
    bn – reed
    na – moncada

    sp – archer, salazar, matz, rodon, smyly, berrios, pineda, sanchez (tor), colon (streaming spot)
    rp – betances, colome, smith, street (DL)

    1. Bradley Jr, Ketel, Lamb, Drury are all available, would you look to add any of them? I’m guessing Buxton since he’s just eating a roster spot (false hope on my part as a keeper for next year probably). Castro has been kind of meh
    2. I lose saves every week, but Rodney is available. I try to keep one streaming spot and use SON but would probably have to use that spot to add him (unless you suggest dropping two guys in my first question or think one of my SP is droppable/replaceable off of waivers……Gio G, Corbin, Moore and Nicasio are the “best” available pitchers for comaprison….)

    Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley over Buxton… Lose Berrios for Rodney, stream two

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @KevBo: buxton for Rodney

      • KevBo says:
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        @Bye Felica: Thanks guys!

  117. The Hungary Hippo says:
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    Abreu or Hanley/Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  118. Bye Felica says:
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    You know what sucks. When you can’t drop an offensive player for Villar.
    Ramos
    Crush
    Lawrie
    Macho
    Fraizer
    Bryce
    Betts
    Cain
    2 Uti Spots
    Park
    Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: Ugh….. Giving up those bombs tho

        If this blows up in my face Jefe!

        Aye papi Villar. .

        You have finally found a new home

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  119. JJ says:
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    Hey grey,
    Which OF do you like best out of
    Carlos Gomez
    K.Pillar
    M.Ozuna
    B.Burns
    K.Davis

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JJ: the one hitting haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        So you would drop Gomez for Ozuna? Or do you think I should give him a little longer to try and get out of his funk

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Hmm nope to the first part or the second

  120. Grindcore999 says:
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    Would you trade Frazier for Upton and Chapman to an owner in need of a 3B? Also is it a fair trade, or should I send a little more his way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  121. The Great Knoche says:
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    Did you know that the Braves have the 7th most wins at Turner Field this year?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @The Great Knoche: i scored twice in the bleachers at Wrigley Field in High School

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahaha… That’s awesome

  122. Rusty says:
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    Grey, I just wanted to give you a shoutout. I picked up Parra and have been so pleased with his performance, he’s ranked as the 13th OF in my league!

    You’re the man, thank you for the funny and insightful daily write ups!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! No problem, Rusty

  123. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    My entry got wiped out, I put my heart into it.

    a. To be short, more SNAFU.

    b. Thank God for (in this order) you and your expert advice, JBJ and Marte for giving F-Her the win.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 10)

    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘Tell you what, all kinds of rage behind these head wounds.’
    Horatio: ‘Take motive to murder, multiply it by 15 years and we have a victim that started the weekend big man on campus (queue the sunglasses) and ended it dead on arrival.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yeah, total SNAFU B. Ha C. Nice!

  124. Duke says:
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    Thanks for Rougned Odor Grey. Segura too. Hey Utility hitter questions are the new catcher questions!

    Should I drop Carlos Santana and his single guitar solo to roll with Jackie Bradley Jr.? It’s an OBP league btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d hold

  125. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Time to dump Schoop for Cozart at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • The Situation says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Went to make the swap just now and see that someone dropped Semien today. Should I grab Semien over Cozart? I am looking for power from the position and this is a 6×6 w/BBs, which favors Semien. What do you say?

        Semien >Cozart>Schoop
        Or
        Cozart>Semien>Schoop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Cozart

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @The Situation: Schoop is the power guy out of them

        • Scott says:
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          Dickerson on waivers. @The Situation: Power favors Semien. You can’t make that stuff up!

  126. Trevor says:
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    Late one for one question: Khris Davis or joc p?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  127. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! Pick one for ROS in 6×6 12 team league: Forysthe, K Marte ,or Jun Ho Kang ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  128. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    I’ve got a great team so far, but am struggling with what to do with my fifth outfield spot. Currently have Denard Span, but am tempted to go grab Ben Revere off waivers. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahahaha… NOOOOOOOO!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask JB, please

      • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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        @Grey: he’s just going to recommend Joe Ross…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Snap!

  129. Green machine says:
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    Ahoy grey!

    Any word on the call up of AJ Reed, Glassnow?

    Would a promotion by June 1 be in the cards or after June 1?

    Thanks!

  130. jonathan A says:
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    Starting Bauer at Houston today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    So I thought they were claiming that another name was going to get suspended for PED use last week? Did anyone see anything? Just curious, but unless I completely missed it, don’t think anyone was announced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing has been announced

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: didn’t think so – guess MLB was just talking a big game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could still happen, Reyes’s suspension is taking 3 months to get handed out…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: oh I’m sure there will be more, but theypublicly made it sound like the PEDpocalypse was upon us.

            • Kid A says:
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              @Wilsonian: Mondesi just got 50 for cold medicine.

              ACHOO!!!!

              Happy now, you sadist?

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Kid A: I have some uncanny ability to just make shit happen, for lack of a better word/phrase.

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Wilsonian: If that isn’t yet a line-item on your CV, it should be.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah didn’t hear that

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: and there you go, Raul Mondesi got hit with a 50 game suspension.

            Dude, didn’t he retire quite awhile ago?

            Oh, different guy. My bad…

            • Kid A says:
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              @Wilsonian: #primero

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Kid A: but seriously, what the hell kind of cold medicine was he taking? Black market shizz? No way does NyQuil pop positive on these things.

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Wilsonian:

                  Most importantly – where can we/you/I buy it?

                  I’ve got a case of the sniffles and a desire to bench press 750 lbs.

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Kid A: damn right! Although I think you have to use Bitcoin to buy it. And I’m fresh out of Bitcoin.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lame!

  132. Roger the Alien says:
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    Don’t forget to mention Belt in your Odor blurb. Not to mention the 27 BB / 19 K ratio shows that the .327 batting average may not be an anomaly. That ratio is a drastic improvement for Belt, who in the past 3 years has sported 56 BB / 147 K; 18 BB / 64 K; and 52 BB / 125 K marks. The Grey foreseen Belt breakout is among us…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  133. Whirlaway says:
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    FIP please kill my high… ERA on Eovaldi. he’s sporting a 3.11 xFIP. Start him in 20 team QS league vs Kc in a couple days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  134. Fister Furnush says:
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    Rank my staff ROS please

    Bumgarner
    Matz
    Sale
    Syndergaard
    Lester
    Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, Noah, Bum

      • Fister Furnush says:
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        @Grey:

        Then,

        Lester
        Matz
        Cole?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  135. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Just traded Trumbo and Velasquez for Heyward in a dynasty league that my team aint winning this year…I dont like wrist problems but i just need to get better players on this team i took over…its going to be a long road to glory in this one……Working on another deal…Guy wants Polanco, Matz and Glasnow for Abreu and Lemahieu…Leaning Abreu on this one

    • Kid A says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: You’re getting the “Scott Kimmel” treatment from your leaguemates.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Kid A: Ha yeah seems that way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Polanco

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i already rejected…i couldnt do it

  136. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what up greezy

    pick 1 for the week:

    Taijuan v Tampa
    Kennedy @ NYY
    Keuchel @ Boston

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taijuan

  137. Scott says:
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    Yay! Starlin Castro not DTD anymore. Can now drop Asdrubal so he can go bother the Smurfs now.

  138. Scott says:
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    Stash CDick off waivers or stream?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: RCL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  139. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard
    Give: Tulo & Aaron Sanchez
    Get: Bogaerts

    I could use the open slot to pick up a catcher (slim pickens – punted on C and waitng for Gary Sancez to get the call) or stream starters or add RP to help with ratios.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander side

  140. Jim says:
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    Grey
    I noticed you sad Gattis is top 5 C tonce he is eligible. I thought I read that he’s going to platoon with Castro?
    Do you think he will play every day,?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro is garbage, so my guess is he becomes the backup

  141. Nightmare says:
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    Sup mustache.

    I would like an exact estimated date as to when you think we will see Orlando Arcia playing shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers this season

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Nightmare: Exact estimate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June 22

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Nice!

  142. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Add Pillar or Ozuna to drop Fielder or give that fatty more time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  143. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    drop werth to pick up revere for OF bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Todd25 says:
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    Royals #1 prospect SS Raul Mondesi suspended for 50 games for PED use. i guess thats the one we were waiting to hear about?

    • knucks says:
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      @Todd25: Jeeez, whose next? Deshields? Or SVS? Maybe Prince? These kids grew up around it I guess…

      Def not Prince by the way. Those Boca burgers seem to be giving him an urge to expand the strike zone this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lame!

  145. Kal says:
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    In a 12 team H2H, 10 (hitting) x 9 (pitching) dynasty league, would you do either of the following:

    My: Sale, Salazar for
    His: Price, Freeman, Winker

    or

    My: Harvey, Salazar for
    His: Pineda, Freeman, Winker

    My other SPs are Sale, Harvey, Archer, Salazar, Odorizzi, Quintana, Santiago, Lamb. I am consistently top 1-2 in pitching and bottom 1-2 in hitting. I don’t have a long-term 1B solution (currently Trumbo and Jake Lamb). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Kal says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. Brett says:
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    Only have room for 1: Jepsen or May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

  147. Joe Cool says:
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    Would you trade Frazier and J-Zim to get Lindor and Darvish? I would make Lindor my SS and move Machado to 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Syllogism says:
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    Hey Grey …

    Nice write up … and I’m thinking “do I want to keep Migeul Sano?” … keep ? Say no?

    I’ve got Villar (SS/3B) and Kang (SS/3B) and C Seager (SS). I’ve also got Arcia and Trea Turner stashed.

    Most everyone would suggest I’d be nuts to drop Seager, but I’m not in a keeper league. I like him, but he’s not givin me the thrill chills. And Kang – what a tease! Sat him on day 1 “take a day, bud, knock off that rust”. Yeah – 2HRs. Played him since then. Hmmm. I can see rust-dust aflyin.

    FAs in my league (12 Team, HTH, daily xactions, 7×7 … 5+ OBP, TB):
    3B – Lamb, Y Tomas (3/OF), Reynolds (1/3/OF), Escobar, Freese, Dietrich (2/3/OF)

    SS – Cozart, Mercer, Sea-man, AsCabrera, Lowrie (2/3/SS), Ramirez (2/3/SS/OF), Miller (2/SS/OF)

    Drop which of Villar, Kang, Seager, Sano … for … which (if any) of these FAs?

    Thanks amigo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d hold though

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        So … saying no to saying no to keeping Sano. That double negative can get confusing – kinda like Sano (and Cain).

        Thanks :o)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep Sano

  149. Great White North says:
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    Please rank for the short-to-mid term: Domingo Santana, Jackio-O Bradley Jr., and DeShields.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jbj, DeShields

  150. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Girichuck, Melky or David Peralta? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  151. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In a ten team roto league, with QS instead of Wins, would you drop any of the following:
    J Ross, Nola, VV, Gausman

    to roster any of the following waiver adds:
    Odorizzi, Roark, Conley, Pomeranz, Nicasio, Karns, Wisler

    Or would everyone I mentioned be streamers to various degrees in a league this shallow?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can likely stream

  152. Comment_Section says:
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    Got offered Lindor+Hosmer for Betts+Heyward– 12 team 5×5 roto Yahoo. Agonizing over a decision. I guess it really hinges on how you feel about Heyward’s wrist and how much skepticism you have regarding Lindor’s modest Steamer projections. Should I take it? Thanks FML

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username…. Betts side

      • Comment_Section says:
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        @Grey:

        Hah, thanks–that’s the user name I have in all my Yahoo leagues. Ug, I really wanna accept the trade. I just don’t buy Lindor’s shitty Steamer projections. Do you think I should decline because Lindor is not as good as his last 130 games or because Heyward will return to previous levels? Also I’d be replacing Cozart at SS.

        And are you saying Betts side by a good amount, or is it pretty even? Tell me my dress looks pretty, ya know?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Heyward, Betts is best player there

  153. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Prediction on when Trea Turner gets called up? And would he be better than Lawrie ROS when he does?

    Also, if Rodon gives the minimal definition of a QS, is he worth a drop for Kyle Hendricks who is set to go against the Padres tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June 7th, maybe, worth a flyer to find out…. Yup on Rodon

  154. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    H2H 10 T points keep 5 forever daily lock, start 5 OFs

    Ozuna was dropped is he worth my #1 waiver.
    If yes which one of these guys is my drop? Pederson, Mazara, Odubel, Adam Conley or Gausman?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Conley

  155. Pager24 says:
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    i know neither are great options at this point but who would you rather start tonight?

    O-Shizz at home vs Rodon (batting leadoff)
    or
    Grichuck away vs H. Santiago (batting cleanup)

    SON is leaning Shizz but wanting another opinion

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  156. Syllogism says:
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    Oh … working my way up to my first trade offer … I was relying on Peralta and Cain (and Yelich) as the meat of my x 5 OF (Revere and Piscotty).

    Trading partner is long on power (Chris Davis, Encarnacion, Frazier, Duda + decent mid power Desmond, Souza, Eaton, Parra) and, looking at the same list, short on BA/OBA.

    Do you see Peralta making a strong comeback? Cain?

    League … 12 Team, Redraft, HTH, Daily xactions, 7×7 (5+ OBP, TB; 5+ Holds, K/9)

    I offer …. Peralta, Velasquez + one of (Colon, Conley, Aaron Sanchez, Manaea) …
    …. for … Pence, Salazar _ Bucholz (who I’d just drop) or any other pitcher of his choice

    I’ve looked at various ROS projections for Peralta and Pence … seems Peralta would offer + BA, OPB … Pence + HR, TB … SB a near wash. For Salazar, I’m essentially offering him 2 for 1 and he gains by dropping a lousy SP.

    Am I off my rocker? Kind of at sea here … which bowl of porridge am I serving up … too hot/much, too cold/little … or just right?

    Wondered about a straight-up offer of Peralta for Pence, but feels light. I’ve seen a few trades of Aaron Sanchez for Pence straight up . I could live with that too.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Salazar, not really close

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: yeah , thought I might be overreaching.

        Do you see Peralta picking things up considerably? Cain?

        With 7 cats (OBP, TB) how much of an upgrade I Pence over Peralta – wash/mid/large?

  157. Great White North says:
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    Drop Teixeira, Villar, or Jake Odorizzi in an RCL. One has to go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex

  158. ThE sHiT says:
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    Mondesi Jr. suspended 50 games for PEDs

    • ashtray says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Who the shit is that?

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @ashtray: SS KC prospect that finally had started hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  159. Sad Keanu says:
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    Should I drop Span and pick up Revere??? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOO!!!

  160. John says:
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    Was offered J Upton for Archer. I Usually like the bat but wonder if my staff is strong enough to lose Archer. Also, strikeouts is a hitting category which is an issue. But so are HRs and RBIs!

    Grandahl
    Semien, Lowrie, Villar
    Goldy, Franco, Park
    Marte, Polanco, Betts, Khris, Richart
    Kendrys, Jaso

    Price, Archer, J Ross, Carrasco, CMart, Gaus
    Familia, Rondon, Rodney
    Strop ( holds league)

    • John says:
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      @John:

      He is a Cards fan so CMart is a response if you like J Upton’s recovery chances??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I’d want Upton

  161. J_Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m trying to pull off a wild wild west style trade with Zimmermann… I aimed for Springer originally to no avail… But I may have found a buyer in a Sano owner. You weren’t incredibly high on him pre-season, but would you be trading Zimmermann for him at this point in the season? He wants Luke Gregerson as well, to which I’m trying to add in parts like Yordano Ventura or Carlos Rodon to get him to add Marcus Stroman in some fashion… lol

    I guess the main thing is, do you like Sano more than Zimmy? And would adding Gregerson to get Sano be too much if I am unable to get him to work in Stroman?

    Thanks a bunch man! I’ve been combing through SoN trying to figure out potential moves to part with my pitchers who are prone to explode..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Sano to Zimm

  162. brett says:
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    Grey,

    12 team league categories for holds and one for saves. Daily league only 5 RP/P spots so a reliever who gets holds or saves with starter eligibility is an advantages.

    My Relievers Dyson, Tolleson, Jepsen, Neris, McGee, Jepsen, Colome and May. Both May and Colome have SP eligibility. With the news that boxberger will close when he returns. Who would you cut for him if anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May for Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, forget it, you have Holds as a category

      • brett says:
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        @Grey: I need to cut one to activate McCullers so I who would you cut for box and then I will be putting box on my dl to activate McCullers. I also have street on the dl. Do I need Jepsen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you don’t need Jepsen

    • brett says:
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      @brett: I also have street on the dl

  163. John says:
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    Any word on Pirate game weather issues? Need Polanco and Marte to play for god sakes. Don’t need a postponement announcement an hour after game time again

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @John: aaaaaaand that’s exactly what happened. pretty sure baseball could shell out some money for a decent weather man for postponements.

  164. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Starting rodon tonight?

  165. jal179 says:
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    What happens with the log-jammed DBack lineup?

    Are Yasmany and Peralta still every day starters?

    Lamb and Drury to rotate?

    As a single bench bat who you prefer ROS Lamb or Yasmany?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta sounds like he’s headed for a lengthy DL stint….Lamb

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks stached one.

        The positional OF flexibility for Yasmany is enticing.

        Lamb or Krush?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis

  166. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    If I were to trade Matt Harvey which pitcher would you ask for in return:

    Salazar
    Fernandez (said he is off limits)
    Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade an SP for an SP

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        The onky guys he has I would be interested in are

        Kipnis
        Cargo
        Arenado (won’t move him)
        Fernandez
        Salazar
        Price

        I was think ing of making an offer of

        Harvey Marte and pick for Salazar Kipnis cargo and a pick thoughts?

  167. Big league choo says:
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    Qs leaguess ROS…would you change order?

    Nicasio, McHugh, Corbin, Severino, straily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These depend on matchups…. Corbin, Nicasio

  168. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    drop any of Schoop, Yasmany, or Deshields (!!) for:

    Pedro alvarez or kendrys morales

    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmany for Pedro

  169. Syllogism says:
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    Okay … this is a full-of-doubt-questions day for me. I think I may have over-valued some stashed SP talent. My pitching:

    SP Sale, Arrieta, Hammel, Hendricks, Velasquez, Aaron Sanchez, Conley, Rich Hill, Berrios, Manaea, Colon

    RP Chapman, Rodriguez, Jepsen

    (I was hording SPs in anticipation of trading away some SP – usually I carry 2 more RP for holds)

    Reading some of your comments, my nervousness re: Berrios and Manaea has me regretting dropping Corbin and *almost* regretting dropping Severino.

    1) Which (if any) of Velasquez, Aaron Sanchez, Conley, Rich Hill, Berrios, Manaea, Colon do you see as streamers?

    2) Swap in any of … Corbin, Severino, Tillman, Jon Gray, Happ, Chatwood, Eikoff, Ray, Tropeano?

    3) I confess I like Graveman. He was on a tear last year until he got hurt. I like what he’s doing so far this year and I think he can be that pre-injury guy, this year. Too bad he’s on Oakland.

    Thanks again. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Berrios, Manaea, Colon, Conley 2) Streamers too 3) Yeah, he’s garbage

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        I think I’m going to pray for a couple of boffo starts out of Berrios and see if I can use him as trade bait. Meh.

        Thx Sir Grey.

  170. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Can I get a mother fuckin moment of silence…Now let us pray for my line up, they have gone on a mother fuckin vacation for the past 8 days. Time to get back to work bitches. .can I get an AMEN!

    • Syllogism says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Dude, I so get that. My team was a rock solid 4/28 with 2 BBs last night. A frameable 1/1/5/0/8. *And* I got to watch Villar … on my bench.

      I feel your pain. I may actually rename my team from the otherwise appropriate “Epic Fail” to “The Mendoza Lineup”.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Syllogism: It’s been brutal…positive vibes…for at least another hour anyway ha

      • jal179 says:
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        @Syllogism:

        AMEN.

        I’m the Mendoza Maedas.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @jal179: Tonight we rise up!

          • jal179 says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F:

            I’d pop a chubby if I got 1 HR tonight. Just one lord

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AMEN!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I will pray for your team as well my lord

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, son

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            AMEN!!!!!!!

    • Syllogism says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F:
      AMEN, brothah!

      Better yet … *NINE* (HITTIN’) MEN

      Get with the tour, lads!

  171. Big league choo says:
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    Limited move league…drop lowrie for kendrick, schoop, holt or wait it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  172. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    delino back leading off, him or dannys antana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  173. SteveNZ says:
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    Honey, I’m home!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, you left the seat up

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: lol

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: What’s for dinner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s LA, bro… A juice

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Got any Koreatown favourites?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should go to The Line, Pot

            • ThE sHiT says:
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              @SteveNZ: for lunch 2moro, try Eastside Deli Market on Sunset a mile from Dodger Stadium. Italian sandwiches, you wont be disappointed, i promise!!!

  174. Syllogism says:
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    Okeedokely … last for the day … probably for several …

    Some start/sit calls re: tonight (7 Cats … 5+ OBP, TB) (my inclination … “play”/”sit”)

    1) Sit one …
    (ss/3b) villar v conley (play)
    (ss/3b) kang v simon (play)
    (3b/OF) sano v Gausman (sit/DH?)

    One of
    (1B) Hosmer v Tanaka (play)
    (1B) Park v Gausman (sit/DH?)

    2) Sit one … ?
    Yelich v Davies (play)
    Revere v Fulmer (play)
    Piscotty v Santiago (play)
    Cain v Tanaka (sit)

    3) Assuming my sit calls … which one as DH
    Cain v Tanaka
    Park v Gausman (play?)
    Sano v Gausman

    And peralta is already sitting. :P

    I would dearly love to exceed my Epic 4/28 last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sano…Park 2) Cain 3) Cain

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: Freakin awesome dude. Go forth and have large fun tonight! Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  175. peacecoast says:
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    revere for span?

    span for revere?

    looking for avg, sb, runs

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, ugh

  176. jal179 says:
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    My Chapman for his Lindor fair? 10 teamer weekly h2h redraft.

    My closers Chap, Rondon, Box/Colome. My SS Suarez.

    His closers Melancon, Joe Smith, Andrew Miller. His SS/MI Segura and Baez on bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Rondon for Segura?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Segura

  177. Best says:
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    Should I get marte, upton, and jd out?
    Says games likely postponed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. John says:
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    You skipped me Grey! 2:58p post. Maybe my question was too dumb LOL. Anyway, appreciate the guidance as always.

    • Kid A says:
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      @John:

      Oh Snap, the dreaded double-skip!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Kid A: lol

  179. BarryB says:
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    Hi Grey I have Span in a 10 team h2h cats league should I drop him for B.Revere?? Thanks lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOOO

  180. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! With Peralta possibly being out in the coming days, who should I pick up to replace him out of: Melky, Alex Gordon, Girichuck, and Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  181. Nightpandas says:
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    Earl of Grey,

    Is McCarthy worth a dl stash in a limited moves league? Should be back by mid June

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold off

  182. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Villar 1 for 1 with a SB…it’s working boo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love him

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Same here

  183. Great White North says:
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    Is Colome worth keeping rostered in an RCL when Boxbergeer returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  184. Kid A says:
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    I don’t think anyone has said “Fuck Ryan Zimmerman” in awhile, so I will:

    Fuck Ryan Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, good call, been a while

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kid A: I agree

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Kid A: somebody was in here yesterday saying “screw him” i believe, although it might’ve been “fuck him”

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kid A: And he just homered ha ha

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: again too. i don’t own him anywhere though. i didn’t wait that late for CI guys. i have him in one league where 10 owners all have 3 entire lineups (and start 2 of each hitting spot), i have NYY/MIA/WAS, but a lot of the time i sit him for bour/teixera or c.santana who i traded gardner for.

  185. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I love it when the one random person comes on and bashes you for Delino when they drafted him in the 4th or 5th round lol…It literally makes me laugh when all you write back is “Ha!” I look forward to the next one. ..it’s the best possible response

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can’t please everyone

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I love it

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: as if anybody can anticipate somebody having an under .210 BABIP and being in charge of him being dropped to 9th due to that. plus it’s likely most of us got delino later than Grey did, at least from what he posted about his drafts.

  186. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    actually it was the 2nd day of ellsbury getting 2 steals when he was injured, but still damn close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah

  187. kevin b says:
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    1) great as usual
    2) 10 tea h2h – 1 bench bat or zero
    3) if zero which two should I consider moving for single upgrade
    castill0, goldy, odor, frazier, Russell, betts, springer, JD, Rizzo, Polanco and cruz
    all positions filled with one extra OF
    Harvey, archer, carrasco, cole, smyly, rondon,hendricks, ross, hammel and darvish on DL
    allen, papelbon and Rosenthal
    any ideas who I should target
    4)thank you sooo much year after year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cruz for better SS? Lindor?

  188. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft h2h

    Lose Wainwright for Hammel, Pineda, Pomeranz, Tillman, Iwakuma, Estrada, Héctor Santiago, Tomlin, Jimmy Nelson, or hold?

    thanks g

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha, after listing that endless list of SPs I was thinking the same thing, you da man!

        thanks grey

        https://youtu.be/4w2YmNxAAmw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: lose wainwright for anybody..he’s toast…Hammel

  189. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    hey manaea go eat a bag of d’s… so pumped I dropped glasnow for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  190. Derek Jetah says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft

    Tulo or Story ROS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  191. Steve says:
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    Manaea! Hoo boy, that was painful to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah ugly

  192. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    About that Manaea thing……..

    • jal179 says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:

      Turds. Double TURDS!

      And eff me why did I miss out on Villar. FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, solid call Ralphie

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I’m like the fantasy baseball answer to The Gambler, I lose my shirt constantly taking the underdog. The really haven’t hit a single lefty hard till today. He’s just awful, can’t locate, nothing. I traded for him in a dynasty and I’m regretting it big time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I watched him, they hit everything hard for two straight innings

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Hard!?! Oh my god did you see the ball Hanley hit? That statcast thing from MLB said it went 468 feet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, everyone but my boo JBJ

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Kid A: Powershitting it is! Thankfully I only used him DFS. Big deal I lose two bucks on a contest.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: i dumped him due to the pitcher post about his one start. mechanics were all over the place. i may have waited till end of his 2nd start.

  193. kevin b says:
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    my cruz and Russell for lindor and britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  194. Derek Jetah says:
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    14 Team H2H Redraft. This team is in LAST place… Runs, HR, RBI, SB, OPS, K, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves, K/9. Is this team THAT terrible? I’m 20 games out of 1st place and 11.5 games out of 6th. Is there still hope?

    C: Wellington Castillo
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Jason Kipnis
    3B: Brandon Drury
    SS: Troy Tulowitzki
    OF: Bryce Harper
    OF: Odubel Herrera
    OF: Marcel Ozuna
    UTL: Neil Walker
    Bench: Eugenio Suarez

    Chris Archer
    Danny Salazar
    Nate Eovaldi
    Bartolo Colon
    Jarod Eikhoff
    Santiago Casilla
    Fernando Rodney
    Kelvin Herrera
    Trevor May
    David Phelps
    DL: Zack Wheeler, Alex Cobb, Homer Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting’s not that bad, pitching is a mess

      • Derek Jetah says:
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        @Grey: I’ve already cut Hector Santiago, Cashner, a few other streamers that didn’t hit. And I dropped Kyle Seager when his OPS was .570 which was a mistake. But either way, this team with Kyle Seager wasn’t that good.

        I might trade Goldy and Harper in separate deals for multiple good, historically reliable and functioning middle round players. But it would take a king’s ransom for me to pull the trigger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  195. Frank White says:
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    The SON loves Guerra vs Cashner on Friday. He’s the 2nd pitcher from the top but I just wanted to know if you would trust it?? Thanks Man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him

  196. Best says:
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    Manaea screwed me over lol he’s getting dropped
    Stream eovaldi vs royals @home
    Karns vs oakalnd @home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  197. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Villar …2 for 3…1 run, 2 rbi and 1 SB…yeah buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So sexy

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Make that TWO SBs!

  198. RobMac says:
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    Rest of season: Mazara or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  199. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Rodon…sigh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was BS unearned runs they didn’t call

  200. swaggerjackers says:
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    Springer is 2 out of 7 in stolen base attempts this season.

    Not looking good for delivering 30/30 in the majors.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      The natural passing of the DH torch from Papi to HanRam soothes my soul like Bob Seger”s singing the intro to Roll Me Away haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @swaggerjackers: Woops wrong section…I’m drunk Razzing again… And yeah that’s a real thing haha…but yeah chill out on Springer…you know he’s a freggin stud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early

  201. Jonathan A says:
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    Villar or Ketel Marte?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jonathan A: Villar is the new Trout son

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: altuve is the new trout (since homers) i.e. now called “sprout” since he’s short.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: you said “new trout” and harper is even more off.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @JeF WiTh 1 F: i’m referencing just above here uncle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  202. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    goddamn it’s garbage that if somebody gets postponed they get stuck in their roster spot that day, what could anybody possibly gain from doing that? i could’ve gotten another closer in today but nicasio’s PIT-CIN game wasn’t cancelled till late.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and apparently this game could’ve easily been postponed hours ago, per rotoworld. many hours of heavy rain was the forecast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  203. Rich says:
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    Was offered Odor for my Tyson Ross. I would normally jump at it, but I already have Lawrie with nowhere to play him if I get Odor. I’m also in dire need of all pitching categories. Do I take Odor?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rich: Take that…it’s a steal…Tyson Ross is not the answer to your pitching problem anyway

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Rich: Can I get your password so I can accept that shizz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  204. swaggerjackers says:
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    Dump Lawrie or Crawford for Ketel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford, but different things

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: eat chicken wings

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, that’s spooky, I just ate chicken wings, swear to god

  205. Dear Idiotic Jersey Nerd,
    Leonys or Khris? 12-team OPS league and I’m feeling confident on speed with Villar tearing up the basepaths.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, cmon! Davis

  206. Chris says:
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    Which to stream for tomorrow:

    Pineda (16.5) v KC (Ventura (-9.8)) or

    Eickhoff (3.6) @ Atl. (Chacin 10.2)

    H2H Points League where a W is worth 5 pts. SON always loves Pineda but should I trust him vs KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  207. Zach says:
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    Who do you have ROS? Lawrie or Drury? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  208. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    The Gausman Cometh! The rapture is upon us! Make Camden great again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  209. James says:
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    Which side?

    Brantley/Pujols vs Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brant, it’s fair

  210. Jonathan A says:
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    Ok I know i should have done it earlier but I’m still holding Carlos Gomez…..

    Do i hold or cut bait for Travis Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  211. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    jesus, the only 2 spots cain is affecting me is one league i benched him for burns, and in biggest money league my opp is strangely (since how awful he’s been) starting him against me.

  212. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    what the F does a “cloudy” MRI mean?

    “Jemile Weeks’ hamstring MRI was “cloudy,” according to Padres manager Andy Green.”

    i have some experience with this, and only way that happened is if somebody (probably a French doctor) was smoking cigars in the room when it was done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha, good question

  213. Big league choo says:
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    Hamels or kennedy/pedrioa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  214. James says:
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    Mark Trumbo or Matt Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  215. GoJays says:
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    Hey Grey, I know your thoughts on Scherzer, and I share the concern (my two SP keepers are him and Kluber). I’ve got a healthy lead in my pool no thanks to him (so far), but I’m wondering if I might be able to lure someone into taking him on for what may end up being an upgrade for me both this year and in the future. Any suggestions on another few SPs I could potentially target in a deal for Scherzer who’s owner may see it as something he can’t refuse, but we know is a sly move for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, the patented sell low! You should tell me who the other team has

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Yeah this is probably a stupid exercise. but what the hell! I’m more looking at teams that might have a young-ish stud they either don’t quite recognize as elite, or they are blinded by Scherzer’s name. Trying to target guys that maybe are worth a cheeky offer that might work for both this year and future. I’d probably wait for Scherzer to string a few good starts together, but what about targeting guys like;

        Archer (not likely)
        Carlos Martinez
        Bumgarner (not likely)
        Maeda
        Tanaka
        Taijuan Walker
        deGrom

  216. Jon Doe says:
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    Dozier, Kang, Villar, Crawford on waivers. I have Desmond as my middle infielder, which one do I swap for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  217. Kid A says:
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    Zimmerman double-dong from my bench just to spite me.

    Total prick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that was a prick move by him

  218. scott steelers says:
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    Current rotation is Scherzer, Smyly, Nola, C.Martinez, Berrios, Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada, Kennedy, Corbin. Would you trade Nola or Carlos Martinez for Castellanos as a 21st rd keeper? Current 3rd situation is sano and villar. Could slide villar to SS whole Tulo is sucking and sano to OF while j upton is sucking. Do it or nah? And if so. Which SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Grey: he would actually take smyly too he said. So smyly or nola?

  219. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop to make room for McCullers? Fiers, Conley, Nelson, Eovaldi, Karns

  220. muskysmell says:
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    Just finished watching Berrios/Gausman match-up…

    Berrios looks like he’ll be a good one. 3 plus pitches. Too bad he’s on a terrible team.

    Gausman…made a silly mistake to Plouffe to ruin what was otherwise another stellar outing. 111 pitches and last 5 pitches were 96-98 to strike out Arcia.
    I’ve watched all his starts so far and he’s still looking like an ace to me.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @muskysmell: i had all of those, along with smyly (getting messed up for first time all year) and wisler (nicasio too till late rainout). berrios finally curbed the BB’s, didn’t like that he got hit harder today than his other starts though, but of course BAL is good hitting team. only good part of the gausman HR (it isn’t worth it) neither of them get a loss today. but my ERA is at 5.23 now.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: jesus, smyly has no bad innings all year, now 1st and 4th in this game.

  221. crushbombs says:
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    drop lamb or Khris davis for calhoun?

  222. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola Grey,

    An owner is offering me Aaron Nola and a choice of Wacha/Stroman/Roark/Chapman for Jacob deGrom.

    Are any of those secondary pitchers worth trading away deGrom?

    Also, I have Allen, Cishek, Jepsen and J.Smith as my current closer crop, to give you context about acquiring Chapman.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:

      12-team H2H.

  223. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    AL Only league

    I need power/speed

    I give: Corey Kluber and Drew Stubbs

    I receive: Carlos Gomez and Troy Tulo

    take?

  224. Nightpandas says:
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    JD Mart and J Zimm or Mad Max and Kemp

  225. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey,

    There are 6 idiots in my 10 Team H2H league who voted to add Quality Starts this year. I hate it. I’m still in 2nd place but I think I put a little too much emphasis on drafting/adding starters:

    J. Fernandez
    S. Strasburg
    M. Tanaka
    S. Matz
    D. Smyly
    A. Nola
    A. Sanchez
    S. Wright
    J. Ross
    Y. Darvish (DL)
    E. Rodriguez (DL)

    I always like to have at least one spot open for streaming, so I’m pretty sure I’ll need to drop one and then trade one away for a bat soon… so my questions are:

    A) Who’s the drop?
    and then,
    B) Who to trade away for a bat?

    Thanks for reading my novel and also your response in advance!

    • jal179 says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn:

      With Joe Ross’ inning cap, you might be able to sell high early.

      Otherwise, Steven Wright is the drop… unless he goes all Dickey and wins the CY Young. I own a few shares of Wright just out of curiosity.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @jal179: should vote to get rid of wins, as they have nothing to do with pitcher.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: agree with got $100, get rid of Ws as a cat.

      As for your squad, Wright is the drop right now.

      Sell high on Nola, Sanchez, Matz or even Jo-Fer for an appropriate bat. You should be able to net at least a top 50 bat from any of those SPs

      Being a 10 teamer, you can stream and find good arms on the wire year round.

  226. What's a Drexl? says:
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    crap, 2 days ago i had pearce on the Bn in a 20 teamer, then grabbed wolters late last night in case salvy had an off day, then forsythe gets minor injury, would’ve had pearce in 2B today if not. damn.

  227. Williamt says:
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    Manea, Eickhoff, or corbin

  228. goodfold2 says:
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    PUT OSUNA IN NOW please! for those of you that have happerdachiery and play in CG leagues, sorry, i don’t care.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: YEA!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: thanks teamanator, i had to bench two of j.smith/osuna/allen/casilla, appears i picked the right two.

  229. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    have these in espn 14 team league (10 max starts per week). 8 moves per week but my team is very injured right now so i’m happy we have so many bench spots QS, OPS, holds, TB added.
    C grandal
    1B rizzo
    2B schoop
    SS bogey
    3B carp
    CI carter
    MI suarez
    LF k.davis
    CF eaton
    RF stanton
    OF braun
    util dannys antana
    BN mostsuckass, scooter, hundley (all DL but no room)
    DL pollock
    SP keuchel/iglesias (no room)/conley/walker/straily/berrios/shark/hammel
    RP (room for 5 with 3 P slots), kenley/j.smith/strop/dyson/kelley
    DL perkins

    with conley getting rocked, and bauer being good, and wood’s next start at home (good 3 in a row at home) drop conley/straily (or both) for bauer/wood? 8 moves per week, and never use them any more, used to stream hitter for off days, but have been holding straily and conley, doesn’t seem i need to now.
    next starts
    conley @ WAS -11.7
    straily @ PHI 13.9 (this one day before bauer’s next start)
    vs CLE 5.8
    bauer vs MIN 10.9 (was only a 2.1 today and was great)
    wood vs STL 9.2
    bauer and wood pitch same day the 15th. guessing stream conley’s spot at least and grab one of bauer/wood, maybe do the same with the other after straily’s start on 14th.

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