Here’s some things we know about Hector Olivera.  A)  The Braves say he could arrive with the team on Tuesday.  B) The Braves are throwing him into the fire like they’re you at a backyard fire getting rid of all pictures of yourself from high school so no one can ever do a #tbt to you.  The Braves president of baseball operations said Olivera will do a few days in the Gulf Coast League, then start moving him through the system.  That’s fast, since he only has a week of Triple-A games under his belt.  C) There’s no C.  D) B was really long so there’s no D either.  E)  Olivera may not need much minor league time.  He’s not exactly a rookie, he’s 30 years old.  F) That’s a Latin 30; he may really be 44 years old.  G) Money.  H) oly smokes.  I) am Grey.  J) This preseason, I said this about Olivera, “After watching Olivera hit, he looks like Hanley Ramirez.  Out on a limb like the Tootsie Roll owl, Olivera could hit 12-15 homers, steal 6-9 bases and hit .275-ish.  There’s obviously a huge amount of risk, upside, downside and unknown here.  He reminds of another import from this offseason.  Call him The Cuban Kang.”  K) And that’s me quoting me!  L) MNOP Q) Would I own him?  R) you serious?  Of course.  S) CarGo. T)he time to grab him is now.  U) I’m talking to.  V) Great TV show!  W) Great movie!  X) Great black militant!  Y) Cause.  Z) Fin.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Welington Castillo – Where’s the boeuf?!  On your team, hopefully.

Danny Valencia – He sounds like the real name of a porn actor.  “When I knew Pound Hass, he went by the name Danny Valencia.”  You could hear that, right?  Any the hoo!  Valencia has been a very hot schmotato.

Jesus Montero – I went to a guild screening of Straight Outta Compton last night, and it didn’t disappoint.  (Here’s Cube at the Q&A.  One good thing came out of that, an older woman asked if he regretted calling women “bitches and hoes” and Cube said, “I don’t defend punk ass busters, why do women defend bitches and hoes?”) The actor playing Easy should be doing guest spots on albums he was so Easy.  Cube’s son may as well be his younger identical twin, if that shizz was possible.  The movie itself?  It was much more macro than I expected.  Would you be surprised if there was a scene of Cube writing Friday since that happened like five years after Cube left NWA?  I was not expecting to be introduced to Snoop.  Or Pac.  I wanted a small, gritty movie about the formation of one of the greatest rap groups of all time and how they put out one of the best albums ever, and then bitterness and internal feuds ended it as quickly.  I wanted like ’87 to ’89.  I wanted micro.  Maybe that’s on me and my expectations.  It was still a solid B and played like a greatest hits mixtape from ’88 to ’95.  The movie also made me feel old.  What’s next?  A movie about boy bands of the 90’s?  I shouldn’t be old enough to be seeing an NWA movie.  Terrible Segue Alert!  Montero feels like he’s about as old as I felt watching an NWA movie, but he’s only 25, was once highly touted and looks like he’s finally figuring things out.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Now on two weeks in a row with me touting Asdrubal, and he’ll be hot for maybe another week and then we’ll never speak of him again until next year when he inexplicably gets hot for two random weeks.

Yangervis Solarte – This is a Hitter-Tron pick.  Like when the Hitter-Tron goes to a junkyard with a sifter of brandy and pays the junkyard man $50 and picks out the sexiest piece of metal it sees.

Stephen Piscotty – Has been hitting and it’s only a matter of time before the power and speed show up.  When?  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Jake Lamb – If you’re rotating through corner infidels like a nice hunk of shawarma, then Lamb’s a nice option.

Francisco Lindor – When he was called up, everyone had on their hypster glasses, reading their Dave Eggers book, speaking in hashtags and wanting to pick up Lindor, but now everyone seems to be suffering from hypegondria with how little he’s owned.  He’s been good, it’s okay to grab him.

David Peralta – I’m not even sure if Peralta’s been hot or if it’s just the one rotating Diamondbacks outfield slot that’s hot.  They need to put Sandoval in that slot just to confirm if it’s the outfield slot or the player.

Khris Davis – Because you can’t pick up Chris Davis.  Next best thing, and all.

Aaron Hicks – I just gave you my Aaron Hicks fantasy.  It was written while calling my dad, King Kunta, and him saying, “What?”

Jean Machi – The Red Sox named him the closer, then gave the first post-Koji save to Tazawa and Machi hasn’t really been good this year, but there ya go.

Tommy Kahnle – That death, dumb and blind Rockies manager made Tommy the Rockies closer, and he sure plays a mean pinball!

Bruce RondonTigers closer could be Alex Wilson, but if we’re just going on who sounds and throws more like a closer, I’d go Rondon.  I think this will likely be a closerousel shituation that does very few of you any good.  Look at me empathizing and shizz.  I may as well put on a dress!

Matt Cain – I went to the Stream-o-Nator and I grabbed a few picks for this weekend, and here’s what I came up with.  The preceding line sounds like the beginning of a 90’s rap song, right?  Then I walk between big bootied girls in spandex for the video.  Jake Peavy on Saturday looks decent, but streaming all old-as-fudge Giant starters isn’t that exciting.  I could also see Wei-Yin Chen and I’m already going with Rubby on Sunday due to a weekly league.  Please let it be a good Rubby and not an outside-the-jeans rubby.

SELL

Carlos Santana – So, we had some good times.  Like that one random game in July when it looked like Santana was Smooth and not a Black Tragic Woman.  As mentioned last week, trade deadlines have passed in many leagues, so now the Sells are really Drops, but a post called Buy/Drop sounds dopey.  At this point, I’d prefer Random Schmohawk Behind Door #2 than Santana.

Victor Martinez – He got a last-second reprieve last Friday from being in the Sell, due to a two-homer game on Thursday, but this week, we’re ripping that Band-Aid off like it’s a bacon-scented Band-Aid and we have a hot date with a vegan.

Cameron Maybin – Well, he did look good for a short spell, I-N J-U-N-E.

Jhonny Peralta – The problem with all of these Sells (Drops) is if they get hot, they could turn around quickly, and The Superfluous H gets as hot as anyone, so I could see holding him, but he’s hitting .211 with three homers since the All-Star break.

Starlin Castro – Yeah, he’s been barf siphoned through Bartolo Colon’s colon.

  1. tentyme says:
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    good afternoon grey !! I’m in a 12 team h2h al/nl weekly points league and would you drop holland for roberto osuna for ROS ? and one other question in our league a pitcher eligible at RP/SP is very valuable. Just about every one is rostered BUT Iglesias is available what do you think about him? it looks like the last month since he’s been put into a regular starting spot he has done pretty well. Would you roster him to use for 2 start weeks only in the RP role and drop either weaver, kholer, jungmann or rubby to do that ? thank you for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tentyme: Afternoon! I’d want Osuna…I’d lose Koehler for him

  2. kj says:
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    ROS 10 team h2h points league:
    Grichuk or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

    • @kj: I would warn against expecting power from Piscotty. All Cardinals-affiliated writeups of him the past couple years have been about how he’s a line drive hitter. Great contact but not a lot of power. I love him for real life baseball, but just like him for fantasy. Double digit homers are pushing it for him, I’d bet. He’s more of a Matt Carpenter (before he started trying to hit more homers this season) type. But who the hell am I? (answer: I’m Hugman)

  3. TC says:
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    Rank ’em: Piscotty, Khris, Parra

    12-team categories h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nice video pull!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Now if sky could just show me his Mister Miagi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s going through gifs like Dre goes through albums

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: i actually copied and pasted his exact process from an email and it still wont work.

    • Carnac says:
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      Great pull.

      Sorry I didn’t respond to your trade proposal fast enough – totally didn’t realize the deadline was this morning. And here I was hoping to get something for one/both by SB guys. Nice.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Carnac: I forgot too, stupid Razball trade deadlines. so unfair for us west coasters

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @J-FOH: the whole 1-3 hours different than other u.s. people? wouldn’t it be better (i.e. later) for you guys?

        • Carnac says:
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          +1

  4. MisterMister says:
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    “Hypegondria.” A worthy winner for your glossary request.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was Rudy’s though

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: when did we have a glossary term contest?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It happened a few weeks ago for that one

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: thats what i thought, I didnt want you thinking I wasnt reading

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mm-hmm

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: will there be a test?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  There’s always a test

  5. Great White North says:
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    I currently have Victor Martinez as a UTIL slot in an RCL and need to drop him for the seventh time. Replace with K. Davis or stream the spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Davis, but likely just stream

  6. Bernie Brewer says:
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    No specific category or position needed – who would you rather have: Calhoun or Sano?

    Thanks, have a great weekend !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, you too!

  7. ashtray says:
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    So here it is then: drop Carlos Santana (my 4th round pick ) for Wellington Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Gross

  8. I be Teheran it Up! says:
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    Sup G money, funny ass shizz bro!…
    Polanco is available but I have a plethora of OFs. I have Melky, Betts, Rusney, Brantley, and Mr. Glass HanRam. I can even drop Vogt or Odor for Polanco. What say you?
    And great stuff as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Vogt

      • I be Teheran it Up! says:
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        @Grey: should mention I have 9 moves left in this one league for the ROS. I have Castillo at catcher, so do you think I’ll be good with him for the ROS?… and thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t waste a move on this

  9. Great White North says:
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    Straight Outta Compton.

    I remember this album well in the last days of the class of ’88. One of my fellow lily white friends popped it in as we were cruising the burbs in our mullets.

    We listened to nothing else the summer before college, and I don’t think we knew why. It had absolutely nothing to do with our lives, hence the appeal. And it was incredible. I would be lying if I said I was a rap fan, but the politics of NWA and Public Enemy was and is solid if you ignore the misogyny.

    Plus, Fuck Tha Police. I heard a folk singer cover this song a few years ago. Not bad.

    Thanks for the movie review. The should have went micro instead of legacy scrubbing and building it sounds like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just one man’s opinion, I’d say to check it out still… One of the best albums of all-time though…Cube’s a great writer and Dre’s a great producer and both entering their peak

      • Great White Noth says:
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        Ice Cube’s supporting role in Boyz is almost Oscar worthy. His Friday shit is about as entertaining and as Half Baked, and relies on flatulence for humor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t write this in the post, but I was really surprised by how funny Cube was in the Q&A…He’s just naturally a goof…I think it helped NWA too that their lyrics have a sense of humor

          • Sandlot Bully says:
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            @Grey: Movie was great! Took me back. Grey, I’m jealous I wasn’t at the Q&A.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Next time you gotta ask Cougs!

  10. Chris says:
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    Hello grey,

    Thanks!
    Should I drop Lucroy for Castillo?

    Regards!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  11. Bobby says:
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    In a standard mixed 12-team keeper Yahoo league. Currently in 4th place (9 points away from 1st). Here’s my roster:

    C – Grandal, Lucroy
    1B – Freeman (DL), Howard
    2B – Wong
    3B – Machado
    SS – Correa
    OF – Brantley, Marte, Heyward, Pederson, R. Castillo
    SP – Kluber, Cole, Keuchel, Odorrizi, Bauer
    RP – Papelbon, Gregerson, Ziegler, Osuna, Kahnle

    I need power (HR, RBI) and I’m willing to trade away Joc Pederson for it (I can only keep 5 guys next year and I don’t think he would make the cut, anyway). Please rank the following four players as to which you would trade for: Eric Hosmer, Nelson Cruz, Mark Teixeira, Jose Bautista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista, Cruz, Tex

  12. Cram It says:
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    Fun fact: Hector Olivera is not available in the yahoo database!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think cause he signed after they released their game this year

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: LOL!

      • gobiggreen says:
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        @Grey: they’ve got to eventually put him on right? i mean….right? ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you’d hope

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Cram It: people been whining about that one (your like the 23rd comment to that effect) since april.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i’m agreeing with the whining, but there’s like at least 40 of Mike’s top 10 for 30 teams lists not in yahoo.

  13. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I spent more time reading the Jesus Montero comment (cause of you’re movie review of SOC), then I did the opening, but I’ve been keeping an eye on Olivera for a while. In a 10-Team OBP league, I probably got a chance to cut bait with Santana, Lind or Khris Davis and pick up Olivera on Sunday. I’m going to be in the playoffs, so don’t have much room for error. Would you consider dropping either?

    Is Straight Outta Compton a “date night” movie (Mrs. Nincompoop would be game), or a round up the college friends, sneak in a 40oz of OE (or, Hurricane Ice if you’re riding dirty) and sit in the back row type of movie? Have a good afternoon!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: P.S. Why does auto correct always assume you’re using “you’re”. Not cool.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, I have so many problems with autocorrect, where to begin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Santana… Cougs liked SOC a lot… More than me cause she didn’t know the ins and outs already

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: I’m thinking the same thing with the Mrs. She knows a little bit about the rap game, but not in the obsessive way that I do. Expectations…sigh. I bailed on “Trainwreck” and she ended up going with one of her friends, so we’ll see how the pitch goes with Straight Outta Compton. Could be a “double bail” situation and then I’ll be obligated to go see “Minions”? Balls.

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Scott: Minions could be good, but have never been a fan of animation and don’t have any kids. Would you buy it if you are/were single?

            • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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              @Peter Nincompoop: Agreed – and same situation with me and the other mrs. I’ve yet to accomplish many great feats in life, but having never seen Frozen is up there with passing PhD comps.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Minions? Blech! go see SOC and let me know what you think, if you know rap, I bet you have a similar takeaway as me

  14. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Cruisin down the street in Greys ’64!!!!! is Judge worth keeping or am I too early in a 3 player keep league where I have stroman CMART and Carrasco? Im getting Miggy and Freeman back and im starting to feel like I can make a push at that last playoff spot. Would u drop judge or Chris Carter for Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early for Judge… Hicks

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Hicks eaton Olivera who do you like ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hicks, tough call

  15. Andrew says:
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    Need to make up considerable ground in Avg and could also use some steals. I’m currently rostering Cesar Hernandez, Odubel Herrera, and Maybin. Would you drop any of them to pick up Lindor and/or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin for Lindor

  16. Teddy Heater says:
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    I took Puke Soup in DK today, I’m hedging my bets in on him early. He’s the got whole 3 sh*tty starts and bounce back thing going for him, plus I dropped him on all my teams and he’s facing his red hot former team who’s lefties have been smashing. My boy puke is rocking a 5.28 away from his temporary palace on the other side of town and has only given up 11 of his 17 Hr to lefties. (negative + negative + negative + negative = 8ing 9k’s 1er 2BB’s) I’m gonna have to lube up Jobu for this one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, I don’t know if that’s brave or crazy

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Damn, my math was off, I thought it was a home game for the Cubs because of the early Friday start and it threw off the formula. Oh well it was $3, now the real money starts, let’s go Kluber & Wood! Have a great weekend! I just heard there was a Torenado warning in Denver and there was mention of it hailing Gyorko balls later tonight!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need major destruction from the Torenado!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Category 5!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love it!

  17. Eric says:
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    Arrieta or JD Martinez: Who will have the better ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: JD has more value

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Eric: Yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD, toss up on needs

  18. Clint says:
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    I think I’m gonna firebomb Yahoo’s fantasy offices for Olivera. Been whining on forums and to their twitter behinds they need to add this guy already & as predicted, he’s STILL not in the player database days before he gets called up. How they can they BE this dumb considering he was just traded to boot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They can’t add someone after everyone has drafted

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Clint: dude, they are like that with probably more than 40 of Mike’s top 300 guys from preseason. they’re just lazy as shit. nobody clearly is getting incentives to do their jobs well, so they don’t.

  19. Paul says:
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    Thanks, Grey! Does your Santana sell apply to OBP leagues too?

    Thinking about dropping Santana (who I’ve had rostered all year long) for Fowler or Polanco (Bryant is my regular 3B).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Polanco if steals are needed too, but likely hold in OBP

  20. Lville Jim says:
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    Nice Lustra reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  21. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My seemingly once important looking April trade of Starlin Castro for Vogt/Storen in my 14-team 8-keeper league now seems as important as that Chris Hatcher pick-up on April 6th to promptly give up 4 runs on April 7th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  22. Nightmare says:
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    Currently have rendon at 2nd.

    On waiver wire is Panik, olivera, Cesar, walker, solarte, Escobar.

    What u think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  23. Scott says:
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    I’m Eaton a Saladino with Abreu cheese dressing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  24. Great White North says:
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    Speaking of cooking shows, GBBO starts on PBS on Sept, 10th in Bumblefuck, Alaska. The only other station I get reception for is NBC and they have Food Fight on Thursdays.

    Not bad, but calling many of the chefs “Chef” is a stretch. There is a difference between cooking professionally and chef that seems to be blurring as of late. Plus, the show is a Walmart production, with Walmart ingredients, highlighting Walmart in every dish. Yuck. But the concept of home cook vs. chef is fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not going to ruin anything for you, but I’ve started it on streaming by hiding my IP to seem like I’m in Britain…Oh, my love for baking is real

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and agreed on MasterChef…It’s no match for GBBO

  25. Scott says:
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    Yeah, I’m streaming Arizona pitchers for the Braves series. You gotta be realistic about these things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  26. CDouglas says:
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    Choose 2: Odubel, Hicks, Khris. I’m usually at no shortage of power, but this week it seems like i need everything. My team pooped their pants against the most average schmo in my H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks, Davis

  27. Zeus says:
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    Need power in an OBP league. Already picked up Khris (iPhone tried to correct this to Algeria????) Davis. Would you drop Brandon Moss for Dom Brown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice autocorrecting! Yeah, Brown

  28. MarvPesos

    Very excited about Hector, have waiver priority #10 :( says:
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    Grey, 10-to H2H keeper (keep 12)
    My rotation guys are:
    Sale, MadBum, Arrieta, Carrasaco, odorizzi, Wood, Corbin,Smyly
    My outfield is: Granderson, Mccutch, Braun, Polanco
    A guy in the league is interested in my pitching, and willing to deal 2 of HIS: Bautista, CGonzales, CDavis
    My questions are 1) do you think dealing sale or madbum in the deal would leave my staff weak (and who out of sale or madbum would you offer )
    2) out of his three, which 2 hitters would you try to acquire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too weak… Sale for Baustista and CarGo works for me

  29. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Hicks, Fowler, Revere, Plouffe, Olivera, and Forsythe– pick 3 ROS. Thank you and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hicks, Olivera, Fowler, you too!

      • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, my brain is mush right now. So I should add Revere, Plouffe, and Forsythe? Thanks haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, I’m the one with the mush brain, it’s backwards…I didn’t mean not…Own Hicks, Olivera and Fowler, assuming Olivera is a bench guy for now

          • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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            @Grey: Nice. Yeah, Olivera to bench for now. Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  30. phenomenot says:
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    So I’ve been trying to move Jofer in my keeper, but its like pulling teeth – I don’t want to sell too low, because he’s so dominant when not hurt, but I could win this year if I get a good return.
    Fernandez for Cespedes seem fair? I could add in an Ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Yoenis, adding in Ozuna is fine

  31. Tom says:
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    Rondon, Machi or Kahnle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: is this answer the same for Bruce or hector? How do you read minds like this? Is it Bruce because there is no ò in rondon? Or am I just being silly here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same for either Rondon

  32. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy good evening/afternoon grey!

    In a h2h points league with a weekly roster lock who are you adding for nexts week matchup & maybe beyond next week too

    For 2b I got the injury bug with Kendrick , however picked up Brandon Phillips. Keep Philips or dump him for any of these: asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, Jonathan schoop, Odor, Caesar Hernandez, or lastly Wilmer “almost got traded” Flores.

    At OF w/ puig & joc pederson struggling as of late I benched joc for this week. Continue to bench joc next week or start him? If yes to bench joc keep rolling w/ khris Davis or look to add one of these:
    Odubel Herrera, Danny Valencia, Adam eaton, shin soo choo, cuddyer or conforto.

    Thanks grey have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Phillips… Depends on needs on the OF, bench Joc for Davis for power, Odubel for speed, Eaton for runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and you too!

  33. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Please rank in terms of short term to ROS value: Duda vs VMart…..V Mart, Choo, M Taylor, J Montero, Coghlan. Thanks as always and have a great weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda, VMart, Taylor… You too!

  34. H2H roto league with QS. THIS week all pitching stats are tighter then mother Magdolenes mother. Should I even consider starting that God Damn T. ROSS guy at Coors banquet ballpark. And also jesus loves you and may God’s light shine down on my fantasy players during tonights game. God bless you Graycious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Don’t start Ross

      • @Grey: maybe it was Mary. I dont know. Ive never been to church except THE times where they had guns pointed to my head. And told me to say something to the effect of I do still trying to figure out why they made me go there in front of all those yuppies I barely knee and take on all these that they gave me the answers to.

        • @Dnut eastwood: getting primed up for a blues concert. I’m hearing Howlin Wolf isn’t on the card but they will have beer and Cougars

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  35. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Do people still own Starlin Castro???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was over 50% owned at ESPN

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: IDIOTS!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: I bet he has 1 stretch of output left this season. I still won’t buy him tho.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he could

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a roto redraft where I don’t need HR but am in a close heat in AVG (biggest category for gains), steals, r, and rbi – would you trade your Bryant to get Polanco or am I overpaying?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overpaying

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks – how about Tyson Ross for Polanco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take that

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  37. SwaggerJackers says:
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    In 12 team leagues, is there any reason to hold onto Bauer or Samardzafnbust?

    I see them both rotting on my bench and would like to rid myself of them.

    Who gets the boot first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose both, Bauer first

    • MisterMister says:
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      Finally cut Shark on the 10th after he’d only got me 7 wins, 109 K, and 4.41/1.20 ratios (benched him @KC on 8/8!). Grabbed him again for the strikeout-prone Cubs, but thankfully changed my mind at 3pm when I saw all the LHB he’d be facing atop the line-up. Hope you did the same. Samardzija has jumped himself (among other things). Done. With. Him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, nice!

  38. Wilson says:
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    With Perez DTD, who is better catcher in waiver ? Thanks

    Y Gomez, Molina, d’Aranud, W Romas

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Wilson: presuming you mean gomes, i’m thinking this goes travis frenchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Drop Perez for Travis? Or waiting for Perez back and drop Travis? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, go with Travis

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:

            Sorry for double checking, is Perez droppable now? And, Travis over Perez even when Perez’s back? Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you can go Travis

  39. Bobby the water boy says:
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    Hey grey, just looking ahead to next week’s matchup, I like to be ahead the competion when it comes to waiver moves.

    Which potential two start pitcher are you adding for next week (h2h points/weekly)

    -Carlos rodon (@ Angels & vs Heaney , start 2 @ Seattle & Vidal nuno.)

    – Jason hammel (vs tigers & Daniel Norris, start 2 vs Braves & wiser.)

    – Edinson Volquez (@ Cincy & Raisel Iglesias , start 2 @ Boston & Eduardo Rodriquez.)

    – Raisel Iglesias (vs royals & Volquez, start 2 vs d-backs & chase Anderson.)

    – Daniel Norris (@ Cubs & hammel, start 2 vs Rangers & hamels)

    – Andrew Heaney (vs white sox & rodon , start 2 vs blue jays & Marco Estrada.)

    – Jake Odorizzi (@ Houston & kazmir, start 2 @ OAK & graveman.)

    Gracias in advance good sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First, these aren’t great… Hammel, Odor, Heaney

  40. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    play which of
    lind vs morgan (Lefty, yet TRON says to do it but about just over $10)
    maybin vs ray
    d.peralta (coming off injury though) @ teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  41. Wilson says:
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    K Davis or Melky for coming weeks?

    • Wilson says:
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      @Wilson:
      And Eaton, rank them with thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Davis, Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  42. Jon says:
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    Wellington Castillo or Russell Martin ROS?

    Also, has Gerardo Parra stopped being useful? Thinking about dropping him for Raisel Iglesias to add some pitching for the H2H stretch run and playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington…Parra has stopped being useful, yeah

  43. Melky or Billy Hamilton. OPS league,
    Same league im getting tired of my beloved Kolten Wong. Honestly i feel like Kolten has been doing me Wong in fantasy as of late. Yogrevous Slolarte is available. What do you think. And i Can’t spell Solarte’s first effing name
    Wong
    Solarte
    Odor
    Josh Harrison what order does your gut tell you. And lets be FRanK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton….Wong

      • @Grey: what if i said Hamilton, Kemp, Melky, Calhoun. i can keep two but i have to make room for Miggy and these guys are my expendables

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamilton, Calhoun

    • Carnac says:
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      Any other week, and Bernie Lincicome woulda taken home the hardware for Worst Tribune Editorial of the Week. Alas, it’s been a week of Piping Hot Takes over at the Chicago Tribune.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, really? What else?

        • Carnac says:
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          There was the one that said Hurricane Katrina was actually good and Chicago would be helped if similarly hit by a hurricane.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA…Wow…Wait, seriously?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I Googled it yesterday after you mentioned it… Wow, was that tone deaf… It was bordering on an Onion article

                • Carnac says:
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                  Totally. Do they still have editors over there? Between this and the jokes in the WAR piece I’m guessing… no.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Too bad they didn’t accidentally mesh them and talk about how Chicago needs a good WAR with New Orleans

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Grey: the fact that the first sentence was “envy isn’t a rational response to the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina” kinda nullifies any real claims at tone deafness. Same way South Park can’t get in trouble with their disclaimer. what was the first article about, it wanted money to allow me to read it. the one with the rooney reference.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t remember now, nothing worth paying for

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, please do this!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I hate WAR too but damn Im not sure what to make of this guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carnac called it, total Rooney

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: why did I mis that. This heat is cray out here

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s perfect for tanning!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What? I’m from dirty Jerz

  44. SO says:
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    Joc, Vmart
    Or
    Ortiz, norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz

  45. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In a weekly 5×5 which would you start:
    CSmith or Machi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  46. ebudz says:
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    Hope you have a nice weekend Grey! I’ll be selling phones all tax free weekend here in MA…

    Wish me luck as I’m down 77 points but I have Scherzer, Garcia, Wood, Teheran, and Ray going tonight while my opponent only has Cain vs. WAS…

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

    1. Wanted to double check that at this point you’d still start only Peavy and Fiers these final two days? Correct me if I’m wrong…

    B. Anderson vs. CIN (9.0)
    Peavy vs. WAS (6.7)
    Shoemaker @KC (-12.8)

    8/16
    Fiers vs. DET (13.8)
    R. de la Rosa @ATL (3.8)
    J. Ross @SF (1.9)
    Bassitt @BAL (-9.1)
    E. Ramirez @TEX (-22.6)

    2. Also I haven’t asked about my offense in awhile but here it is again:
    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Forsythe
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: Kemp
    Bench: (Rendon)

    (1) DL: Springer

    Here are the top FAs (by total points the last 30 days) in my shallow league plus pretty much anyone else in your last two BUYs (aka Wellington, Olivera, etc..) are probbaly FAs.. SOwould you make any add/drops to maybe boost my team’s production now and for the playoffs?

    Available: Melky, Eaton, Belt, Grichuk, Polanco, Lindor, Peralta, Phillips, Hicks, Bruce, Kang, Alexei, Wellington, Howard, Suarez, Byrd, Solarte, Headley…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Depends on how the matchup is going, if I need more, I’d start more… As of now, Peavy and Fiers… 2. Welington over Martin, the rest of the hitting looks fine

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the help as always Grey! I can’t believe it but despite Scherzer and Lynn this week, I’m actually up by 15 points! It did help a little that my opponent had Gio Gonzalez’s blowup for -13 points last night too…

        So in the final day of my matchup I was already planning to stream Fiers vs. DET because my opponent only has Greinke vs. CIN left.. I also picked up Smyly however because originally I was down by around 20 points at one point and was getting desperate.. is it worth starting Smyly @TEX though? Or just hope Fiers is enough to hold off Greinke!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not worth starting Smyly

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Okay he’s benched now… however my opponent just picked up Kennedy for his start @COL … seems like that’s uncalculated risk on his part so not sure if it’s worth my calculated risk in also starting Smyly now ..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kennedy’s a garbage start in Coors, no reason to start Smyly

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Ugh Kennedy’s garbage start turned into a 22 point performance! WTF?! Wouldn’t have mattered if I started Smyly or not … gah officially my unluckiest week. End rant.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn

  47. Nightpandas says:
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    Pollock Kazmir Kang

    For

    Tulo Jones Revere

    Which side in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

      • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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        @Grey: if that’s Adam Jones I’m going “WHATTTTTTTTT?”

  48. herschel says:
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    Was waiting for the “Buyz ‘N The Hood” headline….Yo, Dough, why she hit you?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  49. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Well because of you I bought in on Olivera. Funny thing when I saw his age I thought of the Arod for Soriano trade when the Yankees made that trade Soriano was 3 years younger than Arod and when Tezas got him they were the same age.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting comparison… I see what you mean

  50. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I’m intrigue by Bird. He has been steady everywhere he has been. This usually means a decent major leaguer thinking Hosmer to start. The fact the Yankees didn’t trade him for some decrepit pile of crap says something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer’s a solid comparison… I agree

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Well i’m glad you agree i’ll shy away from my graphic analogies tho. Happy Friday hope the weekend is good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  51. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey need some quick daily love beltre at home Vs Karns or Crawford at home Vs Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  52. ebudz says:
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    Grey why you ignoring me?! Mind scrolling up 5 comments and giving me some advice dude?

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @ebudz: got to keep it short and sweet that’s an essay

  53. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    What do you think of Coghlan with only 2 more games with 2b eligilbility is he a buy? That is after those 2 games of course. I am a MI rosterbator.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab him

  54. Bob says:
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    5×5 H2H league. Would you drop Hendricks or Latos to take a flyer on Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Hendricks

  55. geegee says:
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    Is Revere dropable hitting 9th now. 14 teamer, top OF FA’s are Pillar, Austin Jackson, Cuddyer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but those options aren’t great

  56. B says:
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    Drop Werth for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @B: i’d love to hear who you dropped for werth though……

  57. Wilson says:
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    Ortiz or K Davis at UTIL slot? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz

  58. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Grey cut of the day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will have to listen tomorrow, so cut of tomorrow

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’ll be quizzing you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m all ears

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: did you listen?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah not yet, out with Cougs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: That’s my cut of the week…Nice! It’s Grey and notes to self, what? Could it be any more perfect without going to The Dead?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Instead of Black and Yellow it’s G and Y. I really like the MC Raaka Iriscience from Dilated peoples

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, enjoyed that song a lot

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I link it in tomorrows post

  59. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    just call them grab/drops then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, shizz too ingrained

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: at least you’re honest about why no change.

  60. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    now that it’s friday i’ve lost 4 starting hitters in biggest money league to small time injuries in under 5 whole playing days, E5/Franco/Rusney/Marte. anybody want some odds on dozier or bautista having an anvil fall on them in next 3 days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: you got lucky you got most back by now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  61. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Leake or Nelson ros? Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, you too!

  62. Fish says:
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    Keeper League trade – Yahoo 12 team, 7*6 (with OBP, SLG & QS), keep 5

    Rizzo & Abreu
    for
    Trout & Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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        @Grey: it’s ALWAYS Trout in a keeper league. Rizzo + Abreu is pretty close, but Strasburg is a pretty nice package with Trout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  63. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Maybin’s numbers were nice in May, June and up the to the break in July. Read good stuff on approach and swing changes. I agree he’s down, but I don’t think he is out. Freddie out kills him right now. He’s batting .350 the last week but no counting stats. (Sad Emoji)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I have him in one deep league and I wish I could drop him, so that was what I was going on…My gut of wanting to kill him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I spite players all the time. Stupid G Polanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And I don’t? Hello Nelson Cruz

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hahahahaha

  64. FrankGrimes says:
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    where is
    oaktown steve
    kid A
    and all the late night banter this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oaktown got a divorce and is dating…Kid A is in Nicaragua (Maybe)

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Just finish true detective
        This season was just aight
        Maybe Ray Donavan next??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can direct you towards better shows than Ray Donovan, homey

          • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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            @Grey: mr robot and hanniabl are both far superior…

            i’m in the minority, but i liked season 2 of TD. i dug on tall ass Vaughn getting all pensive and whoopass…i liked that Ferrell had to dial down his ego….and McAdams’s ability to ho it up a bit and find emotional scars (that probably never existed). Kitsch was a mystery for the longest time and it’s one of the worst reveals ever and definitely makes the final third of the show hard to buy, but, when he was on screen, he did a decent job.

            it’s NOT season 1. but it’s pretty compelling TV.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              TD 2 was a mess, it’s not really even debatable… I’m gonna start Mr Robot in the next week, just had to finish Borgen and Rectify…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                These be on Netflix?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Which shows? rectify is, but it’s a quiet show… Watch Happy Valley, British TV show… It’s only like six episodes so you can watch it quickly…

  65. Scott says:
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    so this Shaw guy for the BoSox. what do we know about him?

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: nothing to get interested in right now. Minor league stats are pretty meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What JFOH said

  66. Slimbo says:
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    Would you trade springer away in a keeper for Harvey? Need the pitching..is it to much to give up? Have harper and Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, Harvey will be shut down in all likelihood

  67. Wilson says:
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    A Rod looks tierd with bad performance recently.
    A Rod or K Davis at UTIL slot? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Rod

  68. Hern says:
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    Khris Davis or Grichuk? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Hern says:
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        @Grey: thank you Grey, how close is it to a push?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very

  69. Eden Hazard says:
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    Is dropping Gomez acceptable at this point? He’s been atrocious in Houston just like in Milwaukee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  70. Ballin says:
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    Should I drop Carlos Gomez in a keeper league I also have puig and joc Peterson and it is becoming hard to hold onto them I could pick up Aaron hicks or Rusney castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  71. SpecialFNK says:
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    better for the rest of the season, and into 2016..
    Justin Upton or Carlos Gonzalez.

    better for the rest of the season between..
    Francisco Liriano, Carlos Martinez, Michael Pineda.

    keeper league. I’ve been offered a package starting with either Gonzalez or Upton along with ARod, Ken Giles, and one of those starting pitchers.. for Manny Machado.
    he is building for the future, and I’m trying to win this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo….Liriano…I’d want Machado

  72. The discarded head of Ted Williams says:
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    Offered Braun for my Dickerson and revere.

    Dickerson is an 8$ keeper but I am in 3rd place so this would be a big boost. But so would Dickerson coming back soon.

    Go for it? Another rule is there is a 2 day voting period that will make this trade not apply for the upcoming week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun side

  73. Baseball says:
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    Would you trade Justin upton for cole hammles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely, but if you were desperate for pitching, I guess

  74. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you have the cojones to start Shoemaker @KC today? His numbers against them are not great to say the least. He also got shelled against the white sox in his last outing. He was pitching so well before his last start though so it is tempting.

    • Jj says:
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      @JJ
      Bump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry missed this… I wouldn’t start him…

  75. Nature Boy says:
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    Great write up as always. A relief I dont have any sell players. Thoughts on stashing Wainwright in a keeper league for next year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can if you have room

  76. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    “he’s been barf siphoned through Bartolo Colon’s colon.”

    that’s just………….fucking gross

    and i love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks

  77. John coakley says:
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    In a bind needing a quality start (and a win would be nice to!). Ruby, Hutchinson or Owens?

    • John coakley says:
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      @John coakley: oh auto correct……Rubby, too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…. Rubby

  78. Tank1 says:
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    Severino and Joc too much for C Davis in a keeper league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming you’re trying to win this year

  79. slew says:
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    Yelich to the DL, Ozuna recalled from NOLA,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him

  80. Ballin says:
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    Two questions should I trade David price for tanaka and a first round pick in a 6 person keeper league? I have archer and syndergaard as other potential keepers. Also would you trade Schwarber C for Dallas keuchel if the first deal works out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Price… Keuchel one is fair if you’re trying to win this year and need pitching

      • Ballin says:
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        @Grey: my potential keepers are def mike trout kris Bryant and then it’s between Corey seager Carlos Gomez Justin upton Kyle Schwarber syndergaard Chris archer and puig keeping 6 of those

        • Ballin says:
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          @Ballin: and joc pederson which. 6 are best thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, don’t know what this tells me though

          • Ballin says:
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            @Grey: I was listing out my potential keepers to see if trading Schwarber for keuchel made sense. I keep 6 of those guys so I wasn’t sure if Schwarber would be one to keep sorry for the confusion

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah…Yeah, neither are keepers, so take whichever one you need this season

              • ballin says:
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                @Grey: Thank you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  81. Nightpandas says:
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    Tulo and Jones too much to give up for Crawford and Greinke? Keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As in, yeah, too much

  82. Wilson says:
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    Eaton or Fowler or Beltran for this week? Pick two, thamkS

    • Wilson says:
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      Plus Bradley Hr. , he is hot now

      • Wilson says:
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        Typo, Bradley Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Beltran

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks for Grey’s quick response.

        How about Bradley Jr.? He seems very hot now.
        Comparing with Eaton and Fowler.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try him, he just had a big game

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: thanks,
            I’m going to try him.
            Drop Eaton or Fowler for Bradley Jr?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eaton

  83. Wilson says:
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    Will you start Fiers (vsSanchez $13.6) or Miller (vs La Rosa $12.6) ? Or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  84. danny almonte says:
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    What position will olivera play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping 2B

  85. J-FOH says:
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    Here is an old school cut, I might of posted this a couple of years ago.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: Dope as funk. Slick Rick used that piano in the breakdown, nice samples.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Nick: How many artists have used that “my life my life my life” sample?

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: soooo many

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I know, crazy… The Who Sampled site is the best…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, completely

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            BTW, I haven’t stopped listening to Cuban Linx Part 2 since you told me about it

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: No shit, nice. One of the better Wu albums in the past many years. Definitely better than the ‘classic’ part 1…Think you should listen to Non Phixion ‘The Future Is Now’ or the Celph Titled i’ve wanted you to listen to, ‘Nineteen Ninety Now’ next

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’m kinda into this now and really want to devour it for another few weeks… Loving Catalina, Mean Streets, About Me, We Will Rob You…Lots of back of album songs

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Yeah man, I know how ya do. Really is one of those albums that has alot of good tracks deep into it. Also like Fat Lady Sings and that one with Beanie. When you’re through, try those other ones out, or maybe the More Fish Mrs. F mentioned

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’ll get to them I’m sure, I’m playing Catalina and About Me on repeat right now

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Catalina’s that motha stinkin jam

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, not surprisingly, the first two jams I really like are Dre produced

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      West coast til I die!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: Im not a fan of defari but I like his lyrics which are dated now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it, very funky

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: thanks, its a good LA underground cut from 13ish years a go

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that shizz is old, had no idea

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I thought the line “Bush is back, watch out for the new crack” line would of been an indicator.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That line stood out, for sure

  86. Nightpandas says:
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    Which side ya got: Tulo Revere for Reyes and Crush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crush

  87. PeteRosesRevenge says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2h non keeper leauge; Rendon makes me nervous should I drop one of the catchers Perez or Castillo for a hold over second baseman? Brandon Phillips and Odubel Herrera are available or maybe pickup Drew smyly?

    Castillo Pujols Rendon Machado Crawford McCutchen Pence Trout Hosmer
    Salv Perez Desmond Cespedes Gonzalez

    Bauer Kluber Liriano Lynn Ross Martinez Perkins Samardzija

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez…Phillips

      • PeteRosesRevenge says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Mommmm..... Meatloaf! (what is she even doing back there?) says:
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    Grey,
    So late to comment, hopefully you are still watching this thread.

    10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12)
    Been offered HIS: Bautista, (1 of Chris Davis /Carlos Gonzalez), G. Richards
    For MY: (1 of Sale or Madbum), A.Wood, Odorizzi, K. Seager

    This obviously increases my hitters (which I think should be the goal)but who do you see as the better hitter to aquire (davis/Gonzalez) and who would be the better pitcher to loose (sale or Madbum). Also, do you like the trade ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale for Davis works for me

      • Mommmm..... Meatloaf! (what is she even doing back there?) says:
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        @Grey: Would you say Sale and Madbum are pretty close in value for the next couple years ? Is it Sale’s delivery (tends to lead to injuries) make him more of a risk long term

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sale is riskier with injuries

  89. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    HIP HOP SUNDAY RETURNS TOMORROW!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Ive already previewed some cuts to you

  90. John says:
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    @enosarris h2h playoffs comin. Goal to win saves cause I can stream 1-2 slots for quantity Current RP Jansen Miller ramos.

    Plan a…trade sp walker who on inn limit reading about 7 starts left for papelbon. Then stream.

    Planb….wait for injury or pick up last guy available Kahnle? Not trusting him or that he’s getting me saves in a month. If I pick up closer going to have to drop sp anyhow.

    RP Jansen Miller ramos
    Sp strasburg carrasco keuchel hamels syndergaard nelson Lynn pineda

    • John says:
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      @John: 7 starts left for walker…typo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re at the wrong site

      • John says:
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        @Grey: ??? Trade walker for papelbon, ahhh yeah asked eno on twitter. Sorry about that. I want to know your opinion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Papelbon

  91. Mordacious Levator says:
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    20 team league with hits/BB’s/total bases/ slug/ OPS added.
    schwarber
    c-sant
    forsythe
    sandoval
    suarez
    OF grichuk/piscotty/bruce
    util coghlan
    BN franco/souza
    DL yelich/stanton
    got souza to drop for yelich replacement. who’s best? gyorko for 1 day/jackie bradley (who suddenly learned how to hit?)/blanco/beltran/rasmus/blanco/kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Can try Bradley, but seems like a platoon guy…

  92. Wilson says:
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    Utley Or Walker at 2B for this week? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  93. Mordacious Levator says:
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    and F-Her is the biggest reason (worse than guys who get injured) for why you don’t draft pitchers early. There was not ONE reason to think he’d regress at his age, and here we are. I owned him in exactly one league last year (that i took over and he was a keeper), none this year, couldn’t be happier. Unless you somehow traded him a while ago for top 3 round value, what did you do to yourself having drafted him? (and even if you were able to do that, how much of a season did you not have a top 3 round hitter)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he got old fast

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: strange cause it seems pitchers (without injury) don’t seem to do that nearly as much as hitters (i.e. kemp stands out)

  94. Wilson says:
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    King … The worst game today…
    The trade value for now has been down.
    I will try to trade him but a good deal is questionable.

    Hi Grey,
    What kind of / which OF are you willing to trade King? I need power by the way. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Chris Davis

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        I am going to try Bautista or A Jones as well. Who comes first to propose? Bautista right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bautista

  95. Jay says:
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    Stanton Wong rendon Cain soler Arenado
    Who goes in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  96. cdouglas says:
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    I need a prayer for some pitching stats. Hutchison at home against the yanks ( I’m starting Severino also) or or Smyly in Arlington

    • cdouglas says:
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      @cdouglas: fiers is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  97. Jon says:
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    Who do you prefer as a 3-year keeper? Matt Carpenter or Jason Kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis, toss up really

  98. musky smell says:
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    Senor Stache-

    Someone dropped Alex Wood in my 12 team, mixed roto. My pitching staff stinks like Lindsey Lohan’s vag after a weekend bender.
    I have $55. How much (or do I even bother) I spend of my FAAB to nab him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! $3

  99. Joeg414 says:
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    Holland or Stroman ? Who do you like as a better DL stash for the ros , I hear Holland is closer , but could Stroman be more valuable ? 6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  100. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning Greycarlo,

    Starting J Ross today vs SF?

    I have him in a 12 and 15 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  101. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade deadline day!

    Would you move Tulo and Jones for Crawford Greinke Santana?

    Need obp, r, h …12 pts out of 1st but also a partial keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo side

  102. Bob says:
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    5×5 H2H
    Can you rank these guys ROS for utility?
    Thanks!

    Torii Hunter
    David Peralta
    Jackie Bradley jr
    Khris Davis
    Miguel Sano
    Rusney Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Sano

  103. Bob says:
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    Any of these guys worth rostering as a back of the rotation arm? Slim pickings…
    Nova
    Dickey
    Bassitt
    Lewis
    Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  104. henncoop says:
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    Working out weekly lineups …trying to hold on to 1st place in a 5X5 12 team roto. My 2 weakest areas are Saves & SBs.
    1) Would Rondon be an upgrade & better option for Saves ROS over Machi?

    2) Start 2 SPs (SON scores) Carasco @ NYY (10.3); Strasburg @ Col (7.8); Corbin @ Cin (7.8); J Ross Mil (7.1); or Nola Tor (6.3) ??
    OR just play 1 & add Machi or Rondon to my other 2 closers attempting to make a move in Saves?? (I am not sure Machi has the job whereas Rondon seems to be the guy for the moment)

    3) Would Rodon, Gausman or Morton (who seems to be pitching well over the past month)
    be upside upgrades over guy like Nola or J Ross?

    Hope your weekend is going well ….fighting off a hangover trying to make sense of my fantasy life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, over Machi…. 2. Carrasco, Ross 3. Gausman over Nola…Thanks, you too!

  105. Mordacious Levator says:
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    man this shit is garbage, but this time it didn’t happen right away. When Tulo was traded in my NL only league (not on my team) to TOR he DID keep accruing stats, for a while. So i thought that Yahoo NL/AL only gibberish of players disappearing from system (while still showing up on your team as if they exist) was extinct or somehow comish fixed it from last year. Nope. Now my buddy’s Cueto, my C.Hamels, and comish’s Tulo are worthless arbitrarily thrown away by settings trash. It appears in yahoo only way to combat this is to have “all players” be your player universe and the comish just has to police it when people try to add opposite league players (or autodraft them). Anyway, who do i drop C.Hamels for: c.anderson/SAMPSON (yes i hear his name like that due to that movie that you haven’t seen Grey)/ Jerome W/Hand. SAMPSON and Williams best lately. No ratios here, just IP and runs against, along with K’s and wins.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: if comish doesn’t want to fix this for next year i’ll likely quit this league (but i so love having rizzo as one of 2 keepers) and start my own where it is fixed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  106. nick the dick says:
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    Severino pretty impressive. Got charged 3 earned runs after Blehtran lost a ball in the sun that still hit his glove but was called a double. One bad pitch to Bautista, otherwise looks damn filthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched him and started him… Very impressive… Yanks might have a good one in that kid

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: glad to see you two coming by for hip hop sunday

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: Glad to see I posted in hip hop sunday before you even wrote that

          • J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: I saw that, I was writing mine and hadn’t refreshed. Thank you for coming in and contributing. Nick the Dick, Razzball’s Hip-Hop Corespondent.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: Reporting to you live from the East Coast. Back to you Jack…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @nick the dick: hahahahaha, with a frankie avalon hair do!

                seriously we need to talk to Grey and have you do a weekly hip hop post. Call it Nick the Dick’s Picks. Then at the end throw in some fantasy picks for the week to keep it honest

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My shizz is too raw for all y’all!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: if Tehol can do it with GoT then Nick can do hip hop

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Like a player!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      why am I negotiating for Nick when I haven’t even signed his ass yet

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: we have a verbal binding contract

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Put me in coach, I can play!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just hope you wouldn’t drop all Jon Connor tracks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Like you know who

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      hey, I read that, Ive posted like one track. Today was all about statik

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Hahaha surely that doesn’t sound like something i’d do….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nope, not at all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: are you making invisible comments?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, _____, ya know?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: am i suppose to fill in the blank? My guess is a**hole

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: what sized league did you start him in?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          15-teamer

  107. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    man solarte forgot to show up to his own party (1 hit, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and i think 1 BB, and didn’t play 3rd game, but i guess he could get a pinch hit or something), he thought when they said coors they meant grab a 90 pack of the swill and just chill, but he would’ve been better off going to the stadium where they had issues with their sewers eh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah was a bummer

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: and now somehow (pipe) rusin is kicking their ass. i grabbed gyorko over solarte once i saw lineups today in some spots but whole team sucks today for SD. could come all back in one inning of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ridiculous

  108. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team OBP league.

    Got offered Archer/Granderson for Marte/Hamels/Jaime Garcia

    Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Got it, thanks. Also, it’d be neat to see some sort of linear graph tracking how many comments on your “buy” posts throughout the season. In May, these would be up to 1,000 or so. Now it’s below 500. Stop quitting your leagues, people!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah…Plus trade deadlines pass so people aren’t asking trade questions

          • The JoGarza says:
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            @Grey:

            True. Anyways, one last one. Same league 12-team H2H OBP.

            Hamels/Jaime/Marte for Trout.

            Is it fair? Is it lopsided?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trout, not totally fair

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @The JoGarza: it was going on for last 10 days at least, it’s people quitting leagues more than trade stuff, in fact, standard yahoo’s are today, so if anything they’d be HIGHER lately due to that.

  109. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    if i can only keep 9 out of these, puig/heyward/cargo 1/red dick/a.jones/cano/ellsbury/carpenter/j.zimm/dahl/mesoraco/segura worth trading heyward for severino, sound about right? got 6 OF and can only play 4 (3 OF 1 util slot). 20 team league with QS/OPS/XBH/holds. reddick/carpenter/segura likely not keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do better, but it’s okay

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i’ve been shopping for weeks, today’s deadline, but i suppose i could keep 6 OF, dahl/puig/a.jones/cargo 1/ellsbury/heyward. we got 2 NA slots, so Dahl could be stashed.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: guy didn’t want heyward anyway (i’d have thought the same thing till around day 77 of the season, about the same time i dropped him in a 14 team redraft, which was about the exact day he started to be useful), and came with with severino +23 rounder for my 10th rounder. but since we keep 7-9, and for each guy we don’t keep we get a before draft supplemental pick, i’m probably just better off drafting severino or somebody of his ilk next year. 10th rounder is pretty much no worse than a top 3 round pick. This other owner doesn’t appear to be keeping him.

  110. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    ok, i’m convinced this SD @ COL game is like the moon landing, and this game is really being played in SD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  111. Mordacious Levator says:
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    NL only, SAMPSON or w.perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  112. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    I’m having some trouble weight certain factors when it comes to picking up a hitter for this next week.

    Options:

    Michael Taylor
    Jackie Bradley
    Brock Holt
    Lindor

    On one hand, I’m tempted to go with Taylor because he visits Coors and faces two LHP. On the other, he’s actually worse vs. LHP, and has an average .333 OBP with 1 run, 2 SB and 3 RBIs.

    With the Red Sox trio, Bradley has obviously been ridiculous, the #1 fantasy player n the last week. But a lot of that is one game and the Hitter tron isn’t a big fan (primarily because of playing time, but you got to figure they can’t sit him, right?).

    Holt has been a lot more consistent, with 10 hits and 10 runs in the last four games.

    And well Lindor just seems like he’d be solid overall.

    Taylor has the much better matchups (@COL, then vMIL) while Red Sox are at home vCLE and vKC, who both have pretty solid pitching.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  113. Nightpandas says:
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    Looking to trade Hamels for a bat in a keeper:

    Tex
    Agon
    Beltre

    Any of these old dudes worth it?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: looking for impact this year , obp and slg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, any of them… AGon, Tex

  114. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for Monday, please pick the best three.
    C.Beltran – home vs MN. Gibson (waiver clam )
    A.Jackson – @ Tex. Hamels
    Bour @Mil. Garza
    C.Rasmus vs TB. Ramierz
    D.Jennings vs Hou. Kazmir

    Need R,RBI , HR and SB.
    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Rasmus, Jennings

  115. brett says:
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    Severino or Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  116. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly root redraft. in a league where i really need are runs and avg, would you start xander over pujols at dh spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  117. Web says:
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    Kris Davis or Franco rest of season?

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