And, with the first pick of the MLB draft, the Philadelphia Phillies take… Someone that was born in 1998.  I have a bottle of ketchup older than that.  In fact, I think I have an entire shelf of condiments older.  Mickey Moniak or Grey’s Worcestershire sauce?   What?  That doesn’t ever go bad and it’s used for one thing.  I think I dated a girl in 1998 who wanted a Bloody Mary.  What else am I going to do with it?!  Lea & Perrins conspired to add it in the recipe of the Bloody Mary so everyone would have to buy it.  But you done messed up, Lea & Perrins, because there’s no use-by date!  Seinfeld pulls me aside like Bania, “You have fifteen minutes of Worcestershire sauce material, maybe you diversify?  What’s the deal with soy sauce?  If it’s soy, shouldn’t it be white?”  Wanna feel really old, look at Mickey Moniak.  He makes Christian Yelich look like a blue-hair.  I’m sure Prospector Ralph will be along on Sunday to talk about the MLB Draft in total, but the Phils grabbed Mickey Moniak, an eighteen-year-old lefty who has a line-drive stroke.  Said to have a high floor, which means low upside.  Hey, he actually might be just like Christian Yelich, two brothers from nearly this millennial.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Will Harris – When asked if Harris were the closer, A.J. Hinch said, “Get him in fantasy baseball and see what happens.”  Wonder if Hinch thinks I should pick up Ketel Marte.

Jameson Taillon – Sent back down to the minors.  Will he be back shortly?  Do they make night vision goggles out of bat eyes?  I don’t know for either of these, but am anxious to find out.

Jeff Locke – 4 2/3 IP, 11 ER.  Bring back the non-Italian Taillon!

David Freese – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Yeah, yeah, it was in Coors.  Speaking of which, the Pirates had a series at home vs. the Mets, a one-day game in Coors, then back home vs. the Cards, as their team’s schedule was designed to max out a Delta Rewards program.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  You are bat shizz crazy like Milton Bradley if you don’t think owning Rockie hitters in Coors is good.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .302.   His Twitter handle is Chuck Nazty, and I get that you take what’s available when you want Chuck Nasty, but that is way too close to being the most doofus Nazi Twitter handle.  “Follow me at Chuck Nazy for all hot Aryan girl pix — Mine Humpf!”

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .261.  He’s taken over the lead for the most strikeouts in baseball at 87.  Hard to hate on Rockies hitters, but I get the feeling that everyone who missed out on Story this year is going to draft him high next year and he’s going to hit .210.  Then again, Coors.

Blake Snell – Come on down, latest rookie nookie starter!  Possibly.  The Rays are being coy, but with Smyly’s velocity down and getting bumped, Snell could be on the way to The Big Show, who is, let’s be honest, no Big John Studd.

Yu Darvish – Was able to play catch yesterday.  Our oddly-shaped prayers worked!

Robinson Chirinos – Was activated from the DL.  What’s the opposite of uh-oh?  That, for Chirinos.

Prince Fielder – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .193.  Even a broken clock is right twice a day.  Unless you take the broken clock on a plane and fly east at 500 MPH, then that broken clock will be right every twenty minutes.  However, I don’t think Fielder is a broken clock on an airplane.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Odor is changing baseball parlance, because he’s making whiffs into a good thing.

Adrian Beltre – MRI shows a strained hamstring, but Beltre campaigned to come in as a pinch hitter yesterday, and did about as well as Ted Cruz.  Sounds like Beltre will avoid the DL for a week or so until he realizes he should just go on the DL.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.22.  Whoa, maybe I should reevaluate my dislike of Perez.  …And I still don’t like him.

Carlos Correa – Day-to-day with a sprained ankle.  Let’s check in on Prospector Ralph around eight seconds after Correa sprained his ankle… *Ralph bites down on a hamburger so he can hold it in his mouth without hands, grabs Alex Bregman in every league, takes right hand and high fives left hand, mumbles congratulations to his fantasy team, removes hamburger from mouth so his fantasy team can hear him*  Putting aside PR’s enthusiasm, Correa will probably avoid the DL.

Collin McHugh – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.22.  Not to be all Loni Love on The Real, but the Astros should take A.J. Reed and move him for an arm.

Chris DenorfiaGiants signed him to a minor league contract.  Brian Sabean has never met an aging utility outfielder he does not love.  “Hey, when your suspension is over, give me a call.”  That’s Sabean wrapping up his phone call with Marlon Byrd.

Marcus Stroman – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 4.94.  I think Stroman can be a solid starter in the major leagues, but you’re crummy with crackers if you’re waiting around for it right now.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .234, but left the game with thigh tightness.  Probably got sore trying to run fast to first after a base on balls like every other leadoff hitter.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .223.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but, of course, he will be.  The Hitter-Tron has an ‘erectrocution’ for me.  That’s when his metal rod feels a sexual current.

Chris Davis – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games (for him).  There’s about a 3-inch crack in the Buy Low window right now for Davis.  You should attack very fast, because you’re gonna look up in August and be like, “Damn, when did he get to 30 homers.”

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .305.  Was suspended for four games for the fight.  So, if you connect on one good punch, you get three extra days?  Because Machado charged the mound, all Odor did was stand his ground.  What if you karate kick someone and no punches?  Is that more or less time?  A landed punch but on the testicles?  More or less time?  I’d love to know!

Yordano Ventura – Was suspended nine games for throwing at Machado.  Ventura will appeal his suspension.  On his way to the appeal, he will pick a fight with the Uber driver, the doorman at MLB headquarters, the elevator, Rob Manfred’s secretary and MLB’s chief baseball officer, Joe Torre, who is admittedly looking at Ventura funny.  Don’t look at Yordano funny!  Nothing funny here!

Billy Hamilton – Dealing with a potential concussion.  It happened back at the hotel when Eugenio hit him with a foam pillow, when he thought it was a feather pillow.  Jay Bruce is just as much to blame for yelling pillow fight.

Brandon Finnegan – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.77.  What he’s done so far is a good story like the time your aunt told you about her trip to the supermarket.  Okay, so it’s not a good story.  It gets worse, Finnegan’s not very good either.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.21.  Did you stream him after seeing the Stream-o-Nator liked him yesterday?  You didn’t?  You own him?  He has a 5.21 ERA and this isn’t 2010.  Yes, that also means you can openly talk about the Lost finale too.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks in Miller Park.  Even more impressive because Colon pitched through disappointment for the entire game.  He misheard where he was pitching and thought he was headed where there was pork-flavored grains.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the past four games.  If he was dropped in your league (and I hope he was), then now would be the time to pick him back up.  Hot schmotato rising!

Scooter Gennett – 4-for-4, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could be.  Enticing commodity!

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  When you’re hot, you’re hot.  Or you were hot.  Naquin hit three homers in three games last week, then went hitless for two games.  He’s not a power hitter, but might have some light schmotato pop.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-5 and two solo homers (17, 18).  He’s kept his power going way past any point where I thought he would.  His biggest year for power was 2012 with 33 homers.  That year, he didn’t hit his 18th homer until June 27th, so, yeah, who knows where this is going.  Maybe he’s Becky with the good hair.

Tom Koehler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  There was a bunch of lackluster pitchers going yesterday and not a ton of offense either (except for the Marlins, of course).  Weird day, in general.  “Hey, c’mon, that’s not nice.”  Sorry, Thursday.  You have to admit though that you are the weirdest day. “Tuesday’s kinda weird.”  But you’re full-on weird!  “Fair enough.”

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  He’s hitting such a yawnstipating .306 on the season, that he hit eighth yesterday.  Even the Marlins prefer the 47-year-old Ichiro (2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI).

Marcell Ozuna – 4-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  OZUNA get blurb without hitting homer.  OZUNA finally make it.  OZUNA talking about the blanket he sewed.  OZUNA make it to warm up Giancarlo.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-5 with four Ks, hitting .197.  I’m concerned.  I’ll admit it.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s dealing with some nagging pain in his wrist.  I’d have a hard time selling him low, but I would push the range of players I’d accept for him in a trade to about the top 30 or so.

Mat Latos – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to get his wife to stop calling the White Sox front office and asking, “Mat could play short, can you try him there?”  He’s not going to play short, Dallas Latos, let it go!

Justin Morneau – Signed by the White Sox and placed on the DL.  Isn’t that appropriate.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.93 vs. Miguel Gonzalez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Gonzalez went against a Gonzalez since Juan Gonzalez screamed into the mirror, “Take your medicine!” while being injected by Canseco.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .374.  “This player was cryogenically frozen directly after last season’s playoffs.”  “Who is Daniel Murphy?”  “Right again.”  “Okay, I’ll take Made Up Jeopardy Answers for $400.”

Jefry Marte – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Yeah, and The Sciosciapath didn’t even start him yesterday or leave him in after he hit a pinch-hit homer, so it’s hard to recommend him.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. Ivan Nova – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.39.  Quite the marquee matchup.  Chacin/Nova was less interesting than PBS’s Nova!

Brett Gardner – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  I said something about a week ago like, “If Gardner were to get hot, he’d be right on his usual pace.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  He’s hitting near-.550 in the last week and has raised his average from .217 to .261 in ten games.

Chris Coghlan – Traded back to the Cubs because Maddon loves players that can play everywhere.  When Brock Holt was having a statue dedicated to him in Philadelphia, Maddon went and interrupted the press conference telling Brock, “Why don’t you come play for a real man?”  Then screaming at John Farrell, “Shut up, old man!”  Then he made awkward passes at Adrian Gonzalez.

Rich Hill – Hit the DL with a strained groin.  Well, he was only going to pitch around 75 innings this year, so at some point something had to strike.  Sorry it struck his groin.  Not a lucky strike, like Jim Leyland enjoys smoking.

Arismendy Alcantara – Went the other way in the Cubs/A’s trade.  Not joking when I say the A’s and Cubs would be happy just trading Coghlan and Arismendy back and forth depending on upcoming matchups.  “Nah, you need a lefty bat for the series vs. the Pirates, you take him.”  “You sure?  I feel bad, we had Coghlan last weekend.”

 
  1. JakeTPE says:
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    Dear Grey,

    Hopefully that’s good news on Yu and Salazar *should* go on Sunday….

    …so why am I standing here naked holding a struggling chicken in each hand??!!!

    Have a great weekend, sir!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Your naked holding chickens because you want to turn that “should” start to a “will” start….Don’t lose focus now.

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Look at the size of that neon chicken on the roof!!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: You’re so right, JeF! Ready to do my best Rocky impersonation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: How many struggling chickens do you have?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Ha! I said chickens!! Who do you think I am, Andrelton Simmons’ cousin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or Richard Simmons

  2. henncoop says:
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    Great stuff …brightens my work night. Obviously not too busy at the moment. I think my coworker may be concerned with my giggling to myself.
    Looking forward to the weekly Buy column later today …I am sure I will have some questions by then …have a good one Mr Grey

  3. TTRA1N says:
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    Drop Stroman for Paxton in a 10 tm roto keeper?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TTRA1N: You could drop Stroman but I doubt Paxton gives you much more

      • TTRA1N says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: So you think he crazy spike in velo is a fluke??

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @TTRA1N: Yeah…It wont hurt you taking a shot on him…cant be much worse than Stroman has been

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: and when f-her’s back paxton might be completely done.

  4. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey!
    Better stash – Trea Turner or the non-Italian Taillon?
    Strickland or Paxton?
    Cut Segura when Leonys comes off the DL?
    Iglesias worth stashing on DL to replace Martin?
    (10 team redraft)

    I got hairy hands from rosterbating!
    Have a good weekend my friend….

    • Redlegz says:
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      @Murph: I think Iglesias is going to the bullpen when he’s ready to return… serious durability issues with his shoulder.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Murph: 1..Turner…2. depends on Needs but id take Strickland…3. Sure if you don’t need the SS…4. Iglesias is in the pen now so no.

      • Steve says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Strickland better stash than Smith for saves?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Steve: Id go Smith there for now…Counsel said he should be seeing save chances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Taillon…Strickland…I’d want Segura…Forget Raisel

  5. jason bourne says:
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    Soy sauce is dark brown due to the fermentation process. My pitching is dark brown due to some other process. Maybe I can get Blake Snell or some other rook and bounce back from Vince Velasquez and Drew Smyly. LeMahieu got dropped in one of my leagues, too. You should get rid of the ketchup in your house to free your mind in the condiment world. Gracias, Grey.

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work, man!

    a. Started Naquin and Dr Freese yesterday because of the short schedule! Ty for Freese confirmation yesterday. Lind was also good yesterday just not as good. Don’t like Freese in general but I like everyone who plays in Coors.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 10-12)

    (indistinct police radio transmission): Tollbooth witness couldn’t see the driver.
    Tripp: Said the car was charcoal gray.
    Horatio: What about the passenger?
    Tripp: Nothing, except she was female.
    Horatio: Female,no hard ID.
    Tripp: Our mystery girl did leave us this. Looks like blood.
    Recording: “He’s going to kill me!”
    Tripp: Think it’s a prank?
    Horatio: (cue the sunglasses) No such luck, Frank.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  7. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Damn here I was waiting in line for the sunglasses.

  8. Oranje says:
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    Would you rather…T. Walker or J. Zimmerman for ROS?
    And…
    Would you rather…G. Stanton or S. Marte for ROS?

    Thanks.

  9. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    So how worried are the White Sox about Abreu to be picking up the ghost of Justin Morneau? I am stuck in the dreaded sell low on Abreu. I have other 1B options but need an outfielder. I have Maybin, Harrison, Chisenhall, Upton and Sanatana. Yeah and it is a 10th place team obviously!. Other than finding another hobby, who should I be targetingt for Abreu at this point?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: I would recommend holding Abreu…if you are hellbent on selling him, I bet you could get Duvall. Dude will keep hitting homers and his owner probably got him on waivers and will be like…hey I can get top tier 1B for a dude I picked up off waivers…what a schmuck…accept. Then we get to wait and see if the gamble paid off.

      • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: Solid advice and much appreciated..trying to be patient with the guy but he looks horrific. He may be a Cuban 29 which means possibly 36 I guess. He cannot catch up to fastballs at this point.

        • Pu$$y Control says:
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          @Uno Mas Cerveza: I also have him and will go down with the ship if need be.

  10. Chadaristic says:
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    10 team H2H category dynasty league. The league has the ten normal categories, but also has OPS as an 11th category. I was offered Stanton, Josh Donaldson and Tanaka for Bryce and AJ Reed. What should I do here?

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    I trade my springer hammel and Kenta for:
    1: chapman Estrada yan Gomes cano and brach.
    2: chapman Estrada yan Gomes Daniel Murphy and melancon.
    my outfield without springer would be Bryant Marte polanco and ozuna
    thanks!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: Id keep Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with others

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    So true about Story, but I kinda feel that scouts ignored his power. He had an iso of .220-.250 3 of his last 4 years in the minors. That’s 35 homers, albeit less when he gets to the majors and strikes out 34% instead of 24%.

    Oh well, we all won’t be owning him anyways. I know I’m way too stubborn to give up on the grudge I’m gonna hold against him for letting all these chimps get out to a giant fantasy lead this year. “I read about some rookie doing well in Colorado, and he just started mashing it when the year started. I’m so good at fantasy baseball. Ooh Justin Morneau is back. Where’s my bananas, Snuka?”

    Now excuse me while I watch Giancarlo highlights while listening to Barry White’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: Snuka has no idea, he has Alzheimer’s….

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHA ouch… I’d feel bad for him if he wasn’t a murderer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  13. Mr Andretti says:
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    in a standard 10 team league rosters set every day would u pick up margot and stash him?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mr Andretti: I wouldn’t but depends how desperate you are

      • Mr Andretti says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks everyone ??

  14. JoeG414 says:
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    Any one like Holland tonight vs Sea ?
    Has pitch well the last month (other then the lack of K’s)
    G QS W L IP H ER BB HR K ERA WHIP
    Last 30 Days 4 4 2 2 25.7 19 7 3 6 13 2.45 0.97

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JoeG414: I don’t

  15. Erik says:
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    I think 4 days for Machado says “We know you were provoked, but you still can’t charge the mound and punch the guy.” Nine days says: “You started it.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Erik: Yeah, but to be devil’s advocate, you know every pitchers’ intention when they hit a batter?

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: with yordano we do, dude’s a straight up sociopath (but to be fair that could be argued about anybody that throws baseballs at near 100 at somebody’s head)

  16. Wilson says:
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    Im in keeper league 10 teams 5×5 with QS and OBP
    I am struggling this year.

    My pitching scores are not good, i have only two starters (Schezer, Cole) and stream the rest.

    My OFs are Stanton, JD, J Upton, Marte, .. not bad but also not good (especially J Upton hasnt been heating ip)

    Im considering to trade Stanton for Kershaw.
    it s a sell low and im not sure if Kershaw’s owner will accept ot not. Ask your thoughts first. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Keep Stanton he will heat up and you’ll wish you had him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I’d take Kershaw

  17. Cheap Trout says:
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    I haven’t seen this in any reports yet, but Cano’s 2 HR brought his career total at 2B to 246, tying Joe Gordon for the AL record for second basemen. Gordon had 253, but only 246 were as a second baseman. Cano has 9 as DH and 2 as PH. Not the greatest record, but still!

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    If snell gets the call, are you dropping Taillon or holding?
    Thanks!

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @tyler: I would hold Taillon. Snell has been issuing a lot of walks since his last mlb start. I’m not sure his next call up will be as fancy as his last one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler: I’d drop him for Snell

  19. Robert says:
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    I have been thinking about trading Stanton, so I am glad to see it brought up. Anyone else think it is time to trade him or will I regret it?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: You’ll regret trading him low…depends what you get back though

      • Robert says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: how about Stanton, Nola, Jeffress for Harper? The other team has been keeping Harper on the bench and needs pitching.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Robert: Id take Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: I’d take Harper

  20. Gregarious says:
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    Which 2 would you start next week (weekly league…QS and Ws)?

    Fulmer @ KC
    Conley vs. COL
    Shoe @ OAK

    All three have just one start…thanks as always!

  21. Niceguybilly says:
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    I’ve been waiting to watch the Lost finale, figuring that like a fine wine it’ll get better with age. All the subtle clues, intricate plot lines and the delicate balance of characters stories of past, present and future will pay off in a glorious send off, one that will answer all my questions and leave me feeling satisfied. Ok, let’s finally watch.

    UPDATE
    Fuck

  22. nightpandas says:
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    Thoughts on Stephen Wright? going to continue ? Worth giving up a potential keeper in Contreras for to win this year?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: i like parra and peralta [email protected]nightpandas: nah. I wouldn’t give up much to have the future R.A. Dickey on my side. I know I know he had that one year…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @nightpandas: If it helps you win and the Wright add makes you better sure. When it comes down to it Contreras is still a catcher. He’s not Buster Posey…..I think.

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Damn, Ralph is omnipresent. How did you know they were talking about you?

        P.S. In a deep league, who is the one call up that you love more than other prospectors, the “hidden gem” that you’d pay more faab for? Gimme gimme gimme!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Mr. Snrub: Hunter Renfroe and Nick Williams I’m higher on those guys than others are.

          • Mr. Snrub says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Much appreciated Ralph! I’m going with fantasy baseball realism. I only have like 250 left in FAAB and gotta pick my battles.

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: thanks for crossing streams Ralph!

  23. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    I have Evan Gattis now at catcher.

    Drop Russell Martin to activate Leonys Martin?

    Is Russell Martin disposable at this point?

    Thanks!

  24. Timmah H says:
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    His Greyness, That Worcestershire comment was good gravy sir.. Or has your Worcestershire just taken on the consistency of gravy… hmmmm

    I can’t see myself trading Stanton cause he will just make me pay for it later. Drafted him in 2013 also so I’ve picked the wrong year to unswear him off. Ugh…

    Should I just bench him for Heyward until he figures it out? Another blah…. But seemingly recovering lately.

    • Timmah H says:
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      @Timmah H: or I could pick up Myers or Calhoun and drop one of Heyward, Wacha or T Walker… Nothing worse to drop. 10 team H2H. Thank so!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmah H: Haha…I’d bench him until he shows signs…Heyward’s fine

      • Timmah H says:
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        @Grey: you da man as always! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. Zeus says:
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    Grey you watching the challenge this seaskn?

    Thoughts on Zachary Davies? Worth a pickup in deep leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Disappointing so far…Every week someone just goes home on their own… Lame! Though, I do agree with Bananas about that new girl, who came late… Davies is garbage

  26. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Move Parra + Jhonny Peralta for David Peralta?

  27. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Definitely going to get 2,000 words on the draft Sunday. I will say this, I was really wrong about a majority of the picks in the first round. I maybe nailed 5?

    The signing pool thing needs to go, let these teams spend the money that they all make to sign these kids. It affects too many decisions regarding who gets drafted. I could be wrong but my guess is Moniak doesn’t go one if the Phillies didn’t have to worry about the pool. Instead, the ability to sign him for below slot and save dollars for other draftees this year and in the future became the most important component of their draft strategy.

    Seattle stole Kyle Lewis, and if the Sox sign Groome same goes for them.

    Also the Padres drafted a player that was early 3rd round value at 24…..Padres gonna Padre.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:
      Morning Ralph , Strong rumors that the White Sox calling up Tim Anderson today . Whata think? Worth a pickup for a least a back – up for my Middle Infielders : Lawrie , Schoop and Xander. I could use the steals.
      6×6 daily mixed roto.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @JoeG414: Go for it, he’s been doing his thing.

        • We're Out Of Room says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Dont mean to jump in and high jack the convo but I’m also curious about Anderson as my only SS is Addison Russell and I could use some depth for his lulls in production.Outside of Billy Burns I dont have a lot of team speed, but I want to add the best SS I can, my choices are: Marte, Cozart, Semien or the aforementioned Anderson, which one would you add?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeG414: Damn, he’s gone already…Ralph!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: All potential closers and callups are like 5 alarm fires in Perts. Haha! I did grab Bregman with a burger in my mouth…how did you know?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could sense it

        • We're Out Of Room says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Hey Ralph who do you like better Anderson or Bregman, and do you think I should pass on Anderson to add Bregman, curious about his ETA and how the 2 compare ROS.

      • We're Out Of Room says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph…@Grey: How about you Gray, agree with Ralph that Cozart is the best option to add at SS with only Addison Russell on my roster? Choices are Cozart, Marte, Anderson, Semien….League info: ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Anderson

          • We're Out Of Room says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, guess I got some decisions to make lol. I dropped Carlos Gomez to activate Leoyns Martin today and I have one weekly move left. I was getting excited about Marte but he just hasnt seemed to take the next step yet and is being batted 7th or 8th so far.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Leonys should move up

              • We're Out Of Room says:
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                @Grey: Really appreciate all the advice, last question for you both…@Ralph Lifshitz and @Grey what are your thoughts on Bregman, would it be more prudent to stash Bregman now and pass on Anderson, I forgot Bregman was out there. Which one is the better prospect iyo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ask Ralph

                  • We're Out Of Room says:
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                    @Grey: Will do…thanks again.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @We’re Out Of Room: Sorry y’all been in the car on the way to see the in-laws in NJ.

                  Bregman is a great prospect but he’s really only got value now if Correa is out. So go Anderson, surer thing.

  28. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league OBP, we keep 7 total players. If you could rank my team and tell me where I need help to make a playoff push. Some teams have already fell out of race and are updating there trade block. Guys like Braun, CarGo, Gattis and Miggy make the list thus far. Teams either looking for early draft picks next year or younger players. Miggy rice probably the highest. Mazara and Profar seem to be trade pieces.

    C Matt Wieters C | BAL
    1B Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Adam Duvall OF | CIN
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    U Jhonny Peralta SS | STL

    Bench
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    2B Jurickson Profar 2B | TEX
    3B Travis Shaw 1B,3B | BOS
    OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX
    DL – OF Hunter Pence OF | SF

    Pitchers
    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Tanner Roark RP,SP | WAS
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Dellin Betances RP | NYY
    RP Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS

    SP Archie Bradley SP | ARI
    SP Jake Odorizzi SP | TB
    SP Jameson Taillon SP | PIT

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: Playoff push? There’s three months before Sept

  29. jojo says:
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    Should I start any of these:
    6/10 – J Gray v SD
    6/11 – Archer v HOU
    6/12 – Hamel @ SEA

    thanks!!

  30. Dob says:
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    Start Travis vs gausman or schoop can Estrada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dob: Schoop

  31. Pita pan express says:
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    Old greybeard

    Who u like mccutchen for degrom ? Fair or should I shoot higher ? Thanks wise elder

      • Pita pan express says:
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        Thanks. If he rejects should I try bumgarner or hold ??

  32. Noons says:
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    pick 3

    Villar vs Harvey, Franco vs Strasburg, trayce vs cueto, Travis vs gausman, upton vs sabathia

  33. Alan says:
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    I’m in need of avg and obp in a keeper league and can trade Adam Duvall for CarGo(Duvall protectable for 3 more years and Cargo isn’t at all). Would hate to get rid of a protectable guy like Duvall for a china doll that could be on DL anytime(maybe by the time you’re done reading this). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: It’s fair, no idea if Duvall is a keeper, not even 100% sure who CarGo is

      • Alan says:
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        how do you see Duvall doing the rest of the year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          27 HRs, .270 guy… Plus or minus 5 HRs, .20

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: he has to mean cargo 1 (COL), no way anybody in their right mind trades (or thinks to ask) to trade duvall for cargo 2 (HOU)

  34. Alex says:
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    I’m interested in what Buxton can do.. Should I keep him or Leonys?

  35. Steve D. says:
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    Dead last in the pitching categories. Just picked up Wacha off the wire (that’s how bad my roatation is). Thinking about starting him in Pittsburgh. Safe to start or keep him on the pine? Leaning towards the latter.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Steve D.: wacha is bad. don’t start him. Is Junior Guera available in your league? If so play him instead.

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Steve D.: Or Fulmer, Duffy, Paxton, or a call up… Taillon, Snell, Glasnow… Just throw darts till one sticks

  36. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey, the Correa owner in one of my leagues is getting antsy and sending me offers. Full speed ahead on buying him low, or should I have any concern about the ankle / his hitting? I nabbed Villar so I’m not exactly hurting at SS, but this still seems like a good value buy low.

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt:
      Would be something like:
      Correa, JBJ, and McCullers for Villar, J Upton, and Hammel or
      Correa, Fat Adams, and McCullers for Villar, Hammel, and Carlos Gomez

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Matt: Those are both no brainers for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with F

  37. Schwab says:
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    H2H point based 8 team Dynasty league where we keep 15 each year. Was offered Miggy & Nola for Ozuna, Marte and Darvish? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schwab: I’d take Marte

  38. Jim says:
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    Not sure how I can be Last or close to last in virtually every offensive category and yet I have Leonys coming back today and have no one I want to drop!
    Who do you think has to go? My OF are
    David Peralta, maybin, Trayce, J. Upton & JD. ( have 2 Util spots)
    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Maybin

  39. Damon says:
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    I give Betts/Segura for Cain/Correa? Dynasty league, OF position specific, so Betts loses CF next year. Betts clearly best player, but big upgrade at SS for me and secures SS long term. I don’t have any of the young SS talent in the wings. I am in position to win the league this year, though so giving up Betts would be tough; he’s clearly the best player in the deal.

  40. ashtray says:
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    I inherited a super shitty team in a 14 team keep 6 league this year and I’m trying to maneuver for next year. Batting categories are a little different (R , HR, RBI, NSB, OBP, SLG)

    I have room to stash a bunch of prospects. Which 3 of these dudes do you see having the greatest fantasy impact over the next couple years:

    Reed (1)
    Willson Contreras (C)
    Moncada (2)
    Gallo (3/O)
    JP Crawford (ss)
    Bregman (ss)
    Tim Anderson (ss)
    Orlando Arcia (ss)
    Dansby Swanson (ss)
    Judge (of)
    Brinson (of)
    Bell (of)
    Dahl (of)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Should ask Ralph….Bregman, Reed, Moncada

  41. jacks says:
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    Thinking I have to do this trade? My irrational affection for Baez is only thing holding me back.

    10 team 4X4 keeper. I’m contending, he is not.

    I give Baez $2, Rodon $2, Yadi $2 and Freeman $17 for
    Vmart $2, Story $2, Gattis (taxi), Pomeranz (taxi)

    I significantly upgrade my C and 1B position, as well as my #6 SP spot. I get Story for Baez, which is not a bad swap of long term MI keepers. What you think?

  42. Alex says:
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    Drop Stroman for Guerra today? Or hold and play him against Philly?

    Is Stroman pretty much worth a streamer for the rest of the year?

  43. AMolnar says:
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    I got offered a possible blockbuster trade for the next few years:
    Stanton/Goldschmidt for Xander/Kershaw.

    Roto standard 10 category league. Dynasty/keeper $280 auction draft. Money is used for both contracts and keepers. We have contracts for each player and their contract increases $5 each year depending how you structure the contract – Xander below is a flat/level contract.
    2017 2018 2019 2020
    Stanton $43.5 $48.5
    Goldschmidt $45.5 $50.5

    Kershaw $43.5
    Xander $20 $20 $20 $20

    Please help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AMolnar: Sounds fair, I’d take Goldy

  44. Aaron Sorekin says:
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    great stuff. I have no idea how or when you get these write-ups done. Bravo. Quick Q: Would you trade Joe Ross for Matt Holliday in an OBP league? I am flush with starting pitching (kershaw, straus, odorizzi, hendricks, McCullers, VV, Ross) and have a 1400 and my OBP needs some help (i’ll be banking on him improving to his normal OBP self). Thanks!

  45. Anti-E says:
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    10 team 6×6 Roto, my middles are filled by Odor, Murphy, Profar (2B/SS). I have Semien and Segura (2B, SS) on the bench and need to drop one. Who do you go with?

    Also, have a 5 man bench/1 DL, do I trade Schwarber($2, can double his salary each year in the future, so a good keeper if he comes back strong next year) for $20 FAAB, or is he too good of a stash over say Soler/Bregman. I have a roster crunch with injuries. Someone is going to have to go, and maybe more if I get any more injuries, but at least Soler/Bregman may contribute this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anti-E: Semien… I’d want Schwarber for $2

  46. ashtray says:
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    Pick 5 SP for next year please:

    Alex Reyes
    Garrett Richards
    Carlos Rodon
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Luis Severino
    James Paxton
    Dan Straily
    Patrick Corbin
    Drew Smyly

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Throw Zach Davies in the mix too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Who knows what these guys will be next month… Rodon, Pax, Reyes, Ed-Rod

  47. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey! SON does not like CMart’s next start 6/11 $0.8 @ Pitts (Lirano).

    He’s been better lately but still don’t fully trust him.

    Start or Sit in my 10 team points league??

  48. dude says:
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    Which closer ROS – Street or Casilla?

  49. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’m done with mike Stanton.
    It’s over. Three years in a row now.
    We breaking up for good this time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: You’ll get back together, you always do

  50. Gibby says:
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    Big John Studd! I played little league against his kid back in the mid ’80s in Northern Virginia. He obviously drew a crowd when he made it to games, and was really good with the fans.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gibby: Shame he died so young…

  51. Scott says:
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    Suarez or Lawrie?

  52. John says:
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    Which side do you like and is it fair/close?

    Archer Pujols Cast Vogt

    Price Frazier KRod Park

  53. joe says:
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    paxton vs texas tomorrow
    or gray at home vs SD.
    I like gray but coors..

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @joe: Neither… Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Gray

  54. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey,

    A) Andriese vs. HOU (10.3)
    B) Guerra vs. NYM (7.2)
    C)
    D) Pick one for today

  55. Jogon says:
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    Who do I stash in keeper league :

    Taillon
    Snell

  56. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tim Anderson gets the call – how much out of $100 FAAB would you bid on him in a 12 team keeper league, looking for MI? Would you drop Reyes for him?

    Thanks!

  57. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Whoops! Also, in the same keeper league, if you’re shooting for middle of the pack this year, would you trade Pujols + Jeffress for AJ Reed ($5)?

  58. KeeblerMN says:
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    Hi!
    Just a thought on the Gennett comment. You said he went 4 for 4 and is hitting near .350 in the past week. If I assume 4 AB’s per game and 6 total games we’re talking 24 ABs. If he went 4 for 4 in the most recent game, that means for the other 5 games he could have hit 4 for 20 and would be at .333 for the week..
    I’m not sayin, I’m just sayin 4 for 4 goes a long way in boosting a weekly AVG. :-)

  59. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Is it OK to trade Jose Abreu for Carlos Carrasco? I could use another arm with Velasquez, Rodon, Salazar injuries. I can slot Valencia at CI and I have Miggy manning 1B.

    Thanks for the write-ups. They have been dope all season.

  60. Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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    Tim Anderson with the call up. Where do you see him ranked ROS?

    Question for anyone.

    Just got on that Twitter thing. Leaguemate snagged him before I even heard about it. Who’s the best to follow for updates on call-ups and what not?

    Thanks!

      • Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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        @knucks:

        Thank you very much

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Rollins sent down so only battling Salad Fingers for PT it looks like.

        I saw your $12 response on the FAAB keeper question above. Could you throw a $ number at me if its redraft instead of keeper?

        $100 FAAB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $21 if need SS

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Mah man. Thank you! Def expected a lower number than the value you had given for keeper. But I see where your head is at. And I like it. Fortunately I don’t “need” a SS because of your Villar call. So anyways, like I was sayin, YOU DA MAN!!

            Excited to hear your thoughts this afternoon on him. Keep up the great work. Though I hope your journey away from home has been at least somewhat relaxing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! Yeah, it’s been nice

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  61. Dr.Evil says:
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    2 things: 12 team 6×6 with extras of OPS and K/BB
    First
    Everyone up in arms about a trade of Car-Go and Sonny Gray for Jose Fernandez? Is that trade THAT out of line so that people should loose their minds about it?

    Second
    Give up McCutchen for Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr.Evil: Trade is fair…. I’d take McCutchen

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Dr.Evil: Trade is fine. McCutchen side

  62. Sad Keanu says:
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    Auction keeper league: trade Stanton ($15) for Springer ($7)?

    • Sad Keanu says:
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      @Sad Keanu: If he rejects the trade, I could throw in Turner ($1) and Stanton for Springer? Good move?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. ashtray says:
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    Semien or Profar ROS in 12 team?

    OBP and Ks matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  64. Sam says:
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    Is training Story AND Hammel too much for Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see point

  65. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice write up! I always prefer a simple dong to a verbose description of a homer, such as swatted, clobbered, smacked, or hammered.

  66. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H (OBP instead of AVG, hitter K and pitcher L are the extra cats). I’m hunting for OF power (having to play J-Up in my last OF slot, also have Soler on the DL). I jumped on Tim Anderson when he got the call and now I have Correa, Villar and Anderson for SS and one Util slot, with Trea Turner stashed. Villar’s been carrying me in SB and his near-.400 OBP is great, but do you think I should dangle him for OF pop given that MI depth? I’m thinking a Springer or Chris Davis maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either

  67. AU! says:
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    This may be a silly question, but who do you like more in a H2H dynasty league? I am trying to decide if Duvall is for real. He wants Andrus. It isn’t much, and I have Villar, but I would hate to take Duvall only to drop him in 3 weeks. Do you do Duvall for Andrus straight up?

    • knucks says:
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      @AU!: I don’t play dynasty so I generally stay away from these questions. But I’d take the shot at Duvall. Elvis is a mediocre SS at best. I’d think his stats can be found elsewhere, even in a dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give him Andrus

    • The Harrow says:
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      @AU!: you’d seriously be dropping duvall in 3 weeks in a dynasty? i don’t care if he goes 3-62 in that time, you don’t drop somebody who’s done this well in 3 weeks.

  68. Not Penny's Boat says:
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    Frazier Jeanmar for Rizzo

    Stanton Jansen Melancon for Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Kershaw

      • Not Penny's Boat says:
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        @Grey: Re: Kershaw, I’d be punting saves by giving melancon and jansen, their my only relievers getting saves now, can u win a league and punt saves? 10 team roto 5×5

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like to punt

          • Not Penny's Boat says:
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            @Grey: Right. Who would you give in addition to Stanton for Kershaw from: Heyward, Mazara, either too much? Or would you rather give the two closers even if they’re your only ones (non-keeper btw)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bit much, give one closer

              • Not Penny's Boat says:
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                @Grey: Thank you Sir, have a great weekend!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

  69. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Is it really time to cut bait on SMYLY?
    These are the best arms available
    B.Snell
    D.Duffy
    J.Guerra
    J.Eickoff
    J.Grey
    Z.Davies
    A.Conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  70. Scott says:
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    It’s SSpalooza! Who do I keep out of Castro, Peralta, Suarez and Marte?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Oh, I also have Machado and Lindor who I’m already keeping, obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  71. Spring Blake says:
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    Great writeup, as always. I can already feel the Story hype/bust next year…

    FWIW, with the Worcestershire add it to any meat marinade or burgers, it’s really awesome for that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for your condiment tip!

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Grey: Also, the invention of worcestershire sauce is hilarious:
        When the recipe was first mixed at the pharmacy of John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, the resulting product was so strong that it was considered inedible and the barrel was abandoned in the basement. Looking to make space in the storage area a few years later, the chemists decided to try it again, and discovered that the sauce had fermented and mellowed and was now palatable. In 1838 the first bottles of “Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce” were released to the general public.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Best after ten years in the fridge!

  72. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    CarGo sitting against lefty Locke, what a sham. At least Hurdle allows Polanco to play baseball when facing those top flight, Cy Young candidates like Locke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched Cropsey last night, was solid… Bit depressing, mostly spooky

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah it was decent. Loved the fact that there was a homeless community living in the insane asylum tunnels. Where’s the documentary feature on that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want to do a doc about me living with the homeless

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Giving them fantasy advice

            • Mr. Snrub says:
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              @Grey: Hey, I give my friends money when I sleep on their couch!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s a doc!

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Grey: You sitting next to Lenny Dykstra, holding a cardboard “Will Rank For Food” sign.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                With Lenny holding a sign that reads simply “Nails,” with an assortment of nails for sale at his feet

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Haha. Or you could give the homeless their fantasy advice. Ranking propane heaters and telling them which fingerless glove is going to breakout the upcoming winter season.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    SCAGNOF — shopping cart, of course

  73. Hot Rod

    Jimmy Bond says:
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    Urias or Taijuan Walker for long term SP upside (this on a team that is terrible, so I am planning for 2018+)? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

      • Hot Rod

        Jimmy Bond says:
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        @Jimmy Bond: @Grey: thanks! PS that comment by Hinch re: closers is my favorite this year.

  74. swaggerjackers says:
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    If Cano is Becky with the Good Hair, does that mean Jay Z is gay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  75. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    Stanton for Crush Davis? Is this apples and oranges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @‘Saul Gooood, Man: Apples and oranges would be Stanton for Greinke, two completely different things. Stanton and Crush are apples and apples

  76. Luke says:
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    Who do you like ROS in a 12 team H2H league: Springer or Marte?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t make this harder than it has to be!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        I understand your angst, sry man! I know he’ll get to 50 or even 65 one year and we’ll all be – damn! Grey was right! Just not going to happen this year.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still early!

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Grey!

          Btw, our visitors from the US of A arrived today! Really nice people. I gave them the complete red carpet treatment, complete briefing, introduced them personally to our two cooks – papa Filibert (I call him Philly Bear) and maman Josephine – and personally delivered their 6-pack of drink water to each of their doorsteps.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Was Papa Filbert a nut?

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: tim anderson gets called up. rollins dfa’d. you grabbing anderson in 12 team redrafts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  78. Chad says:
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    Jose Ramirez, Addison Russell or Tim Anderson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  79. Frank says:
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    12tm yahoo h2h… deep roster Been in last all year but made some recent pitching adjustments and a few guys got healthy. Trea Turner was dropped when he was sent back down. I have the #2 waiver priority. Worth the add and stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stash

  80. ryanoger says:
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    bench bat: Drop CarGo to pick up Timmy Anderson or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Carlos Gonzalez

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        aaaaaannnd, I’m an idiot, Carlos Gomez not Gonzalez!

        New question. Bench bat who you want: Carlos Gomez, Heyward, Jean Segura, Parra, Gardner, Freddie Freeman, or Tim Anderson?

        thanks grey don’t judge ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Parra in Coors

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gardner…Watching now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That was good shizz

              • ryanoger says:
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                @Grey:

                So good, I’ve had his debut album Ology on repeat all week.

                thanks again man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Just listened to four of his songs, really solid

  81. Noons says:
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    Franco vs Strasburg or trayce vs cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  82. Don Bropre says:
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    Does Edwin Diaz close this season? Leave or Snell ros?

    You da man Grey. Should I feel bad that I know what ‘the real’ is when I doubt your demo and their demo cross at all…

    • Don Bropre says:
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      @Don Bropre: Leake*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…Snell… Nothing wrong with The Real!

  83. The Big Yabu says:
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    Pretty deep mixed-league, 7×7 roto includes QS and K/9 — have Tyson Ross, Alex Wood, and Vince Velasquez but only 2 DL spots.
    Keep all 3, or who to cut? Best options on waivers are Mike Fiers (next 2 starts: @ TB, vs CIN), J.A. Happ (vs BAL, @ PHI), or Matt Moore (vs HOU, vs SF).
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  84. Pat says:
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    Drop Valencia for Tim Anderson? 10 man 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  85. Master Grey-

    Im not a big fan of team listers as i have below, BUT I need help, thinking of trading Stanton as advised for David Price or other #1 SP, does this make sense with this squad or sit tight and my pitching will come around (need W’s & K’s)?

    C Gattis
    1 Belt
    2 Castro
    3 Frazier
    SS Villar
    OF Polanco
    OF Springer
    OF Stanton
    DH Mazara
    UTIL Adrian Gonzalez

    P Snydergaard
    P Salazar
    P Pomeranz
    P Odorizzi
    P Rodon
    P Taillon
    P Corbin
    Misc SAGNOFs.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need Price or another #1 SP, maybe A-Gon for a #2?

  86. knucks says:
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    Its pay day, I’m ready to Buy Buy Buy!

    Sushi for dinner. Anyone else got a better idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love me some sushi

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Love me some Khris back in the starting lineup too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice nice nice

  87. Negatto says:
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    So Anderson over Castro or Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. Anti-E says:
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    ROS, Rich Hill or Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Hill

  89. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    16 teamer where i just lost V2 and hill. have only 2 DL spots. hits, OPS, holds, QS added and 35 min innings per week h2h.
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) duvall/saunders/rajai
    util (2) upton/kim
    BN carlos santana
    DL sano/pollock
    NA reed
    SP liriano/straily/chen/thor/hendricks/junior guerra/V2/hill
    keep 6 and going into year keepers were upton/pollock/thor/goldy/torenado/sano, odor probably replaces one of those now.

    1. looks like i gotta drop which one of hill/V2 (at least), SP “options” being (only 4 moves per week): ERV/m.gonzalez/boyd/lamb/miley
    2. grab t.anderson over anybody (could roll with 7 SP for a bit if i drop both of the DL pitchers)

    I also have 6 RP in 8 max slots where i could put them (1 RP, 7 P slots, 2 SP slots) with rondon/siegrist/jeffress/hudson/diekman/kintzler but i doubt dropping any of them is smart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV 2. Meh

  90. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    haven’t seen this one above yet (and i already did it) but anderson over d.travis yes?

    • Grey

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      Yeah

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: in a 14 teamer where probably baez is next best MI out there.

  91. Grey

    Grey says:
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  92. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    in a 12 where i have walker/segura/villar and have been holding t.turner (since he’ll count as 2B/SS in yahoo if/when he actually plays) guessing anderson not needed, as i’m never benching villar now since he’s achieved his great SB projections right? 2 utils, but ortiz lives in one of those and have enough OF to play the other one. also can’t move villar to 3B with frazier there.

  93. J-Money says:
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    Afternoon old friend,

    6V6 OPS and K/9…Currently have Lawrie at 2B/SS…Odor holding down 2B and Kang at SS…

    OF – Cespedes, Myers, J. Upton, Yelich, JBJ, Krush, Choo (DL)
    SP – Arrieta, Thor, Matz, A. Sanchez, Giu, Shoemaker, McCullers, Roark and Wright

    Was offered Kinsler for JBJ and Wright, thoughts? Looking to move on from Brett..

    Thanks!

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Velasquez went on the DL. SO i need to pick up another pitcher. my choices are as follows:

    Paxton
    Davies
    Colon
    Bauer

    or Bring up Snell from minors – If he gets called up as you say

  95. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, should I drop AJ Reed or Segura to pickup Leonys? 8 category weekly league (OBP, TB, HR, XBH, R, RB, SBI & Ks). Thanks!

  96. Grey

    Grey says:
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