Trevor Bauer has a long history of not being great like he has long toss, which is to say he has it.  Was that clear?  Good.  I’d hate to start us behind the eight ball for understanding one another.  Unless it’s a Magic Eight Ball, then we’d be finishing each other’s sentences.  But since you didn’t finish that sentence maybe our Magic Eight Ball says ‘Outlook:  Cloudy.’  I feel like I just went into Home Depot, bought the color paint, Persimmon, then painted myself into a logic corner.  Can we start again?  Trevor Bauer’s history is as long as his long toss, which is to say he could throw from here to China, have the ball begin a trade agreement for fortune cookies, with us sending them to China, have fortune cookies become our number export over Kardashians and balance the budget, making Trump announce his running mate is Bauer’s ball from his long toss, the Ball Broker, as it’s colloquially known.  That’s how long Bauer’s toss/history is.  Long story short, Bauer’s been around a while.  Long people short, Altuve.  Bauer came up in 2013 with ‘He can be an ace’ pedigree, and failed.  Then failed for three more years.  Old dude I’m moving on, is what you’re thinking.  Well, you’re thinking wrong.  He’s only 25 years old.  His velocity upticked to 93.3 MPH this year vs. 92.8 last year.  His walks have always been issue.  So far this year, not much of an issue.  His Ks are always around 8.5, still there.  His ground balls have been whatevs in the past.  This year, they’re way up, which is to say down.  Everyone has been burned by Bauer.  Been there, need aloe for that.  But he looks like he’s finally turned a corner, and he wouldn’t be the first pitcher in his third full year at the age of 25 to accomplish that.  If you need a starter, I’d grab him.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get to the Buy/Sell, I just wanted to say that we’re interviewing Jose Canseco on the podcast this week (assuming he doesn’t flake), so if you have questions, drop them in the comments and I’ll try to ask a few.  Anyway II, the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Cody Reed – As the scouts say, Reed’s got plus-plus stuff.  Scouts also scratch themselves in public, have a cheesy-onion odor and call everyone “kid.”

Daniel Mengden – I see Mengden’s K-rate and xFIP and I’m like, “Sign me up for some of that!”  Then I see his velocity and I’m like, “How did I end up on this mailing list?  Is there an unsubscribe button?”  If nothing else, Mengden should be deep mixed league relevant at home.

Anthony DeSclafani – He’s looked solid, but this is more about his next matchup, according to the Stream-o-Nator.  You know, the fantasy baseball streaming tool that just wants to be loved and cries itself to sleep at night.  And by night I mean around 8:30 PM.  “I’m gonna watch a Yes, Dear rerun then hit the hay.”  Sniffle, sniffle.

James PaxtonStream-o-Nator likes his next matchup almost as much as it likes chatting up telemarketers.

Shawn Kelley – With Papelbon sidelined, Kelley’s the closer, but, for some reason, Dusty forgets how to use a closer once his regular closer is out.  Dusty either brings Kelley into the middle of the ninth, the end of the eighth or not at all.  I have a solution.  When a player is out, let the replacement player wear the DL’d player’s jersey.  Now, there’s no way for Dusty to get confused!

Carlos Estevez – As long as Charlie Estevez is the Rockies’ closer, they’ll be hashtag winning.

Kevin Siegrist – By tomorrow, Rosenthal will appear as locked in at closer as anyone who has ever lived.  (Minus Rollie Fingers, I mean, his full name was Rolaids, which sponsors the closer of the year award.)  Or Rosenthal will give up his 21st walk in his 25th inning, and look donezo. (Seriously.  His WHIP is nearly 2!)

Willson Contreras – As I write this, he’s available in slightly more than 50% of leagues, which is the arbitrary cutoff for the Buys.  Oddly enough, there is no arbitrary cutoff for Bi’s.

Mitch Moreland – I bet even if Moreland had an everyday job he’d still be available in 60% of leagues.  He feels like a guy that will just always be available in most leagues.  Adam Lind can sympathize.  They could combine — Adamitch Morelind — and be available in over 50% of leagues.

Justin Bour – On our Player Rater, Bour has been more valuable than A-Gon this year.  By the by, I told people to sell A-Gon about a month ago.  The day after I said that, he hit a homer, and someone came into the comments saying I was a moron.  That person has predictably disappeared.

Pedro AlvarezHitter-Tron is bonerific for Alvarez as it is for metal pipes.

A.J. Reed – I thought Reed would be up by now, and I’m starting to lose hope on whether he will be up at all.  Or at least soon without an injury.  The Astros seem content with Marwin/Valbuena.  The Malbuena portmanteau of bleh.

Whit Merrifield – This guy’s last name sounds like my mom trying to recall a boxer’s name.  “What was it again, Grey?  Merri…field?”

Devon Travis – Has moved to the top of the lineup in Toronto, and as long as their protypical leadoff hitter, Bautista, is out, Travis should stay up there somewhere — specificity!

Javier Baez – Hitting .353 over the last week, and a mere three months ago you wanted to own him when he didn’t even have an everyday job.  Or maybe that’s confirmation Baez.

Danny Espinosa – We want to hate him for prospblocking, but only one team in your league could’ve had Trea Turner.  Everyone can have Danny Espinosa!  Okay, technically, only one team can have Espinosa too, but usually that one owner, who picks him up, also drops him and then someone else can pick him up.  Unless someone bogarts him, which is the only time Espinosa and anything remotely sounding like Xander Bogaerts will come into contact.

Scooter Gennett – In the last seven days, Gennett is hitting .360 with two homers and three phone calls to mom, Vespa, and dad, Harley.

Juan Uribe – By the time you read this it may already be too late to pick up Uribe.  His hot streaks are ethereal like Tilda Swinton’s hair.

Didi Gregorius – Let me see what you can do Gregorius D.I.D. because I see some waiver wire grabs tonight who should be havin’ my baby.  Bay-bee.

Tim Anderson – I gave you my Tim Anderson fantasy.  It spoke to you loudly like you didn’t speak English and/or had a hearing impairment.

Steven Moya – I just gave you my Steven Moya fantasy.  It had little piece of corn stuck in it, which sounds gross, but corn is delicious, why does it become gross when it’s stuck in something?

Max Kepler – Member those novelty baseball cards in the 80s that would feature Bud Black and Vida Blue and be called, “Black and Blue?”  There should be one with Altuve and Kepler called, “Kepler’s Elf.”

Albert Almora – Weird how some prospects come up with all the glory wrapped in a loin cloth that reads, “Sexy Beast,” while other prospects come up and there’s a dull whimper like Roseanne Barr’s current husband lets out in the shower every morning.  I’m guessing.  Almora could be as good as any Cubs’ prospect.  I get that he has PT issues, but Fowler’s out, so Almora’s worth a gamble.

SELL

Ian Desmond – I keep debating on whether or not to say sell Desmond because I’m not entirely sure you can get what he’s worth.  In which case, then I’d hold.  But right now, on our Player Rater, the top five for overall value this year is Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw, Xander Bogaerts and Ian Desmond.  It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to get hit in the face with a salmon to know there’s something fishy in Pike Place Market having Desmond in the top 5.  He’s currently more valuable than Arenado.  Excuse me while I roll my eyes so hard I check out my brain.  Yeah, did it and over it!  Desmond’s not this good.  Y’all remember in the beginning of the season — a whooping three months ago — Desmond wasn’t even guaranteed a starting job.  He’s suddenly a top 5 guy?!  C’mon.  So, I wouldn’t sell him for a ride on the back of two men in a horse’s costume, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    Conforto was just dropped. You like him Baez or O’Brien for bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Conforto

  2. Ben says:
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    Why not Oh? Siegrist would not be my next option. Oh has been lights out and Siegrist a lefty.

    • Great White North says:
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      @Ben: Oh yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause Matheny has always used Siegrist as setup, guess could be Oh, about 80% sure he’d go Siegrist

  3. Josh says:
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    Bauer or Shoemaker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  4. Great White North says:
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    Matt Harvey and Joe Ross square off twice in the coming weeks. I own both. No real relevance here, since I will start them both each time, but somehow i imagine this as an epic battle between you and jB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Guess we’ll see who’s playing club music at the end of the day

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Boris Johnson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  5. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I’ve been stashing aj Reed for awhile now. Should I be dropping him for Moyà, Alvarez or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Grey: Reed is up Saturday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: no he was just called up. Hope you see this before you make the drop

  6. Prince George says:
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    12 team keeper roto….have Lawrie drop for the Scooter??? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  7. JoeG414 says:
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    Might need a bat tonight
    Danny Espinosa vs Z.Davis
    Brandon Drury -if he’s in the lineup vs lefty Anderson in Col.
    Travis.Jankirwski for SB
    6×6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Danny

  8. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    So excited for Jose! Question for him – Did he wear his outfielder’s mitt the traditional way, or did he put two fingers in the pinky slot? The latter is called TIP – a method I just found out about that provides a lot more webbing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Me too! I’m curious to find out about Madonna!

  9. knucks says:
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    Fulmer or “The Wickedly Talented” Trevor Bauer?

    Speaking to his rap game of course, not his skills on the bump.

    That is effing awesome about Canseco. Much better than a Crayola Scientist!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah hopefully he doesn’t flake… Bauer

  10. Big Al says:
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    I thought you were crazy comparing Span to Revere this year, since Span has been horrible for me with only 7 steals. Then I went to Revere’s page, and what do you know, he’s been awful, too. Same number of steals! Then I almost passed out like in Back to the Future 2 when Marty’s girlfriend sees her future self.

    Oh, and can I drop D Span for Kepler, 14-team H2H for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah Kepler

  11. Bill S. Preston says:
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    Grey – I need to replace an injured S. Pearce as my 5th OF in an AL only 5×5. I’ve got Buxton and Grossman on bench, but Kepler is available? Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler over Gross

  12. Greetings Grey. Was quick enough to grab Kelley, despite knowing that Dusty would be Dusty and piss me off (similar to my Sociopathitis player avoidance). Would you prefer Siegrist as a better closer option and full season investment? Or, are they both pretty much tomato-tomato temp. closers; so save the move in a limited move league?
    Fine shizz all week Grey, thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @zombie: Siegrist isn’t actually closing. He’s a prospective save sniper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Kelley for now

  13. Joeg414 says:
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    No Polanco today vs a righty. I did see him limp a little after he grounded out his last ab yesterday .

    • knucks says:
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      @Joeg414: Yikes, thanks for the heads up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eff

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: he stayed in the game to play some defense so I assumed he’d be OK – as far as I know, this is precautionary

  14. Cram It says:
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    I’d be looking at Travis Jankowski for some serious SAGNOF….Seawolves represent!

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Yea was thinkin this as well, Jay hasn’t played since he got hit in the arm is what I’ve read. Wish I had daily moves, but we all adds through waivers overnight, cause everyone was all buttheart about my streaming domination last year. He’d be my batty call if I could, with Polanco out.

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Yep, my league when to a waiver process too. I actually like it better. It hurts streaming, but it’s tough for some of us East Coasters with normal day jobs and/or kids who can’t stay up for breaking news after 10 p.m.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:

        Adam Berry
        [email protected]
        Gregory Polanco is not starting tonight due to left leg discomfort. Unclear if he’s available off the bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  15. rick says:
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    cody reed, danny duffy, desclafani – whose odd man out ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  16. Matt says:
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    That sell A-Gone thing has not worked out so hot for me. Bour is on the waiver wire, and I also have Wil Myers on my roster. Would I be nuts for flat out dropping him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I’d ride it out or sell super low

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Here’s hoping for a SP that is slightly better than a streamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Sorry about the post before, did it off my cell. Pick 2 to start for today. Frazier vs Aaron Sanchez, Cain vs Keuchel, K Seager vs CMART, Odubel at Peavy, CGomez at Volquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Seager… NP, RO

  18. The Outfield says:
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    Which trade do you like more (I’m giving up pitching) JoFer for Correa or Verlander/FRod for Desmond? Realize you said sell JoFer last week but don’t know if that’s selling him short or just right. My pitching staff is JoFer, Degrom, Verlander, Gray, and Taillon in a 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Correa

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @The Outfield: If some thirsty chap was willing to sell to the likes of Verlander KROD in order to let desmond go, these are the people who help you win championships. Both deals are good, u give up much less in the 2 pitcher deal.

  19. Josh-NYC says:
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    Being a mental health professional, I’m loving the Confirmation Baez!!

    #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks

  20. William Hung says:
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    Rizzo’s injury is really putting me in a bind since my lone bench bat is Jake Lamb. I don’t have a backup 1B, so now I’m wondering if I should drop Lamb…

    I think I can still win my week with Rizzo benched, but next week will get harder

    Prince has shown bits of life lately, and so has Carlos Santana but they are both meh… No idea what to do. The best available 1B based on the past month are:

    Matt Holliday and Mike Napoli.

    If Rizzo does get benched through the weekend, do I roll with Holliday, Napoli, Prince, or chase power with Chris Carter?

    The move not to pick up Wil Myers is really biting me right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Lamb for a one or two day replacement

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: My team is getting nicked all over the place between Rizzo, Marte, and Polanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, but hopefully Rizzo’s back tomorrow

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I’m gonna start calling you William Hungwhineaboutmyteamallthetime :)

  21. cf says:
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    Moya, Bour or Alvarez for last UTIL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  22. The corner of Albright and Washington says:
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    Grab siegrist and drop Madson or estevez? Or hold both?

    Also, in a points lg, trade schoop for shoemaker if I already have villar at MI?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Sure, Shoemaker

  23. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Taillon vs. LAD (Tepesch) 12.2 yay, nay, or meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  24. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Should I use my last weekly add on Paxton or maybin? Maybe could swing K s this week if I add a pitcher

  25. Portbigcity says:
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    hundley, weiters or contreras. Hundley available and is playing at home next week I believe currently carrying weit and contreras. Had to finally drop wellington, I could not take it anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras

  26. William Hung says:
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    Is Brian McCann in a platoon situation now? He’s sitting with a mediocre lefty on the mound

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, more or less

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: dammit, that really hurts – should’ve rolled with Contreras when I had the chance – I had no idea McCann was in a platoon.

        Does that mean Martin > McCann? I mean McCann was getting to 20+ HRs when he wasn’t platooning, but if he really is, that cuts down on his ABs even more

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prolly go Martin, likely a push

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Gattis above the rest? Might be able to trade a closer for him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, try it

  27. primetime says:
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    Grey, how are you feeling about Pineda..? He has the Twins.. The weekly stream a nator always loves Pineda… Thoughts?

    Last 3… 10.24 k/9 2.21 bb/9

    DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
    Jun. 18 @Min 5.3 6 4 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 – 0 0 0 5.82 1.49
    Jun. 12 Det 6.0 6 2 2 0 2 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.88 1.51
    Jun. 7 LAA 7.0 4 3 3 1 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.14 1.53
    Jun. 2 @Det 5.7 7 1 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 – 0 0 0 6.41 1.61

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give him a whirl if I were desperate, but not looking to pick him up anywhere, so meh

      • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i’ve been adding him in every league i can (keep in mind, these aren’t leagues in which you only own 3 SP of course)

  28. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty. needs saves. trade my gausman for his colome. 6×6 with k/bb and QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  29. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league… C. Reed or Snell?

    Thanks again man!

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @RicoSuave: I should’ve asked… please pick two, C. Reed, Snell, E. Rodriguez.
      Gracias

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Reed, Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again. And, have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. The Padres radio guy last night, “I looked down at the lineups, and saw Adam Duvall. I said, ‘Who’s Adam Duvall?”

    Rather haughty comment from a guy who’s team thinks Brett Wallace is not only a major leaguer, but a middle of the order bat.

    2. I stream about 60% of my starts and have been on a bad run (after 2 months of bliss) utilizing a combination of my and SON’s valuations. Got Taillon and Hendricks going tonight and I’m less than confident. Thanks for the helpful nudges.

    3. No Brocktune, no party. Leg discomfort DTD. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. HA! Wow, Padres announcers are as clueless as their team management 2. I’m hoping they work out too, also have them 3. Ugh

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that sounds EXACTLY like cardinals team, last year they referred to arenado as “unknown” who’s “hitting the ball fairly well lately”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  31. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Who would you start today? Contreras at Miami por Vogt at LAA vs Weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras

  32. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    Pick a hitter for today in my OBP league:

    Melvin Upton ($17) in CIN vs. C.Reed
    Khris Davis ($21) in LAA vs. J.Weaver

    Davis is 0-for-3 career against Weaver. Upton obviously hasn’t faced Reed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  33. Joeg414 says:
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    No Abreu today .
    Is this a new thing : Hit a homer and the manager benches you the next day .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  34. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    take a chance on Shelby Miller? looked great his last start hitting 97 on the black

    please rank: Shelby, Corbin, Jaime Garcia, Volquez, or Hector Santiago.

    please rank: casilla, rodney, jeffress, papelbon (when healthy). would you just roster all 4?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those aren’t great options, grab Miller and bench him until you see one more start….Jeffress, Papelbon, I’d roster all four closers

  35. Rice says:
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    Stream-o-nator really does like Paxton against Baltimore next week but Baltimore makes me a little nervous.

    Would you start Paxton over Rodon and his cushy home matchup vs. Twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Paxton every time out at home, if it is at home

  36. Seabass says:
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    I once traded a Craig Jeffries rookie for a Jose Canseco that was cut out of the bottom of the box that baseball packs come in. I was told it was super rare.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Seabass: I was looking at magazines at the supermarket and noticed a Baseball Card pricing book. I couldn’t believe they still print those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Seabass: This is GREAT!

  37. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Bauer will never play for a fantasy team of mine again. Never!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        @Grey: Bauer is the worst breed of fantasy bum: the one that sprinkles in just enough good play that you keep him in your lineup long enough for him to kill your whole season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  38. Hey Grey,

    What about Shelby Miller? I’m out of SP and desperately need to drop out Lincecum.

    Ppl are saying that after his needed vacations there might an upside with his pitchs

    THX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Lincecum for him

  39. J-FOH says:
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    I’d want to ask Canseco if he turns the channel everytime they show the 88 Kirk Gibson home run.

    Oh and I’m that asshole that grabbed Espinoza because in my mind that hitters park in mee law walk ya is kinda scrumptious…..And my other option was holding johnny giavoletta who btw sounds like a mobster but maybe that’s me stereotyping degos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s right… Yeah, I likely should’ve held Espinosa…My pitching is a real mess though, that’s the real problem for Team FML

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: for team FMD, the D stands for draft, I have no speed. Every speed player I drafted went bupkis and I dont have the roster construct to really SAGNOF yet…nor the desire to put in the time. I dropped Starlin Castro when I realized that his numbers suck so there will always be more Espinozas.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw that yesterday, can’t believe I have like 50 more steal than you, wanna trade?! BTW, just did the Jose interview… It might be in the pantheon with the Matthew Berry interview, classic

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: what can we swap?

            So the interview starts out cute and by the end he wants to ring your neck?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The interview is so classic it doesn’t wait until the end for him to want to bring my neck… You want Villar? I need pitching

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Knowing my luck Villar breaks his leg a week after I get him and Arcia comes up. I own three pitchers (Salazar, Carassco and Matz) tough to say I would part with one for Villar, let me ponder this.

                I know how Jose feels, every time I have hung out with you its a fine line between wanting to ring your neck and having a good time

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha… It’s my most endearing trait!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: If we could just get you stoned it would make things go smoother

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I get way too wonderful stoned… You couldn’t handle it

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: thats code for worse

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, mellow yellow baby!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: Fohse`¡

  40. Benny says:
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    Would you trade McCutchen for Puig in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  41. Papa Certified-Pre-Owned Guinea says:
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    Profar or Moya ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  42. DonnieB says:
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    What to do with Rosenthal? Pickup Kelley or Fernando Rodney and drop Rosenthal? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rodney

  43. Tigres says:
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    AJ reed HR #12 last night. Grey, keep the faith!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  44. Tigres says:
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    Puig or Werth in OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  45. Quimmy says:
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    Contreras for Joe Ross? I would grab Hundley as my catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  46. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Well, Travis back in the 8th slot tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  47. Dusty Briches says:
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    Choo v Price
    Heyward @ Koehler
    Merrifield v Keuchel

    who ya got tonight? (1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  48. Grey I would hate do get rid of Bumgardner or Kershaw. That said I need a bat at 3rd or 1st. Who would target
    Machado
    Areanado
    Donaldson
    Miggy I doubt it. Harper Trout as outfielders but I need RBIs and HR thanks greycious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d target any of the top three… In that order

  49. J-Money says:
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    Whats up Grey,

    K/9 league ROS – Gio Gonzalez or Pineda…is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, I guess, somewhat

  50. Mike says:
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    Your advice motivated me to trade Ian Desmond and Khris Davis for Josh Donaldson. I really need 3rd base help. I have a deep OF and SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  51. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Any chance glasnow gets the call soon? I don’t think the pirates have said who is pitching on Sunday.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach:
      Sounds like Chad Kuhl is starting Sunday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, there ya go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it, but worth stashing him

  52. Cheap Trout says:
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    I’d like to know if Jose felt he was jobbed in the Danny Bonaduce fight, and if his finger really fell off in a card game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just did the interview… Bets interview ever! Coming on Tuesday morning

  53. Anthony says:
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    I have Tomlin, C. Reed, and Duffy. Should I drop one for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed if doesn’t look great tonight

  54. Big league choo says:
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    Ros ranks bradley, moore or gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Gausman, Bradley

  55. mike says:
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    Grey,

    If you have a choice of Duffy, Paxton, or Bauer -.what would be your order?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  56. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Way too early hypothetical – in a 1 catcher OBP league, if Contreras sticks around and plays “full time” around the diamond, do you trade/drop Gattis (all power, but terrible, terrible OBP, and I’ve already got Frazier’s terrible OBP to balance out).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Gattis, but it’s unlikely scenario

  57. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Trade Leake and Odorizzi for Wacha and Jaime Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wacha

  58. John says:
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    Contreras or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  59. Gareth says:
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    Trevor Bauer has really been on a roll since Chris Giminez became his personal catcher. He was the personal catcher of Yu Darvish in Texas. Apparently Bauer is a huge Darvish fan and shares a similar arsenal. Jiminez uses the same philosophy with Bauer he used on Darvish, namely simplifying his pitch selection and cutting out extraneous pitches, ultimately make the pitcher rather more conventional.

    The catcher part of the battery equation is often forgotten or marginalized when we talk about pitcher improvement. But the trust and connection these two have right now is palpable. Bauer trusts his fastball with Jiminez and it sets up his other weapons. His breaking ball is just plain nasty right now. It honestly wouldn’t suprise me if these two combine for a no hitter at some point this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good info!

  60. Gareth says:
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    People talk of the Mets or Cubs having the best Staring pitching in baseball but as a Tribe fan I’d be more than happy in a postseason scenario with a rotation of:

    Kluber
    Carrasco
    Salazar
    Bauer
    and Tomlin (bullpen/long relief).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was saying that in the preseason, agreed

  61. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Gareth: also, 3 times in a row you’ve counted to 3 consecutive posts correctly, there’s a trophy in here somewhere.

  62. John says:
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    I don’t own Desmond but your comments about him got me thinking about my “sell high” candidates. Can you please comment of each of these?

    1. My Polanco, Odubel and Villar for his Donaldson and Ozuna?

    2. For his Donaldson and Zobrist?

    3. For his Carp and Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much… Polanco and Odubel and a smaller piece should get Donaldson or Rizzo

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! You love Villar (as do I)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been amazing

  63. Dan says:
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    Would you go Schoop against Moore or Dozier against Tanaka today?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dan: Schoop’s hot and Moore is garbage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  64. Dustyfingers says:
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    Is Profar going to get enough time to valuable? The Rangers roster is stuffed. Drop for util spot Joc P, Melvin Upton, Moya, Carlos Santana?
    My other 2b is Travis. I assume him over Profar?
    Starting to wonder about Mazara now too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Profar was dropped in my league and he’s sitting there… Santana’s most valuable but I’d try Moya

  65. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey. Nick Hundley or Wellington? I know you’re itching for a catcher question!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington, but Hundley in Coors is tempting

  66. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Happy Friday Gray!

    NL-Only H2H.
    A) I have Vizcaino. Who would you go with if he gets traded? Cervanka has the better stats, but it seems that JJ is currently the first in line. I guess I’m looking for the best long(?)-term guy.
    B) Currently rostering Strickland. Should I dump him for Gearrin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JJ… Nah, hold Strickland for now

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you continue to hold onto Domingo, or stash McCarthy? Here’s my Roster.

        Ca Castillo
        1B Goldschmidt
        2B LeMehieu
        3B Franco
        SS Villar
        INF M. Adams
        OF Piscotty , Ozuna, Duvall, Raburn
        Util. Scooter
        B Pollock
        B Domingo
        SP Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Velasquez, Eickhoff, Pomeranz, R. Ray
        RP Rondon, Vizcaino, Strickland,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d stash McCarthy

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  67. Matty says:
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    Love Canseco. My favorite player when I was younger, and now even more because he had the stones to throw everyone under the bus. Himself included.

    That love-fest aside. I would love to hear more of his thoughts on Brexit. He tweeted about it the other day. It was poignant. I later saw some journalists defending how he doesn’t have to be stupid just because he’s handsome and athletic. Said journalists didn’t do much due dilligence- or even scroll too far down Jose’s twitter- if they thought that those tweets were the norm. Just last year he was on a spaceship kick. Maybe ask about spaceships too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did the interview about an hour ago… Sadly, we didn’t get into Brexit… Or spaceships… The pod interview will post next Tuesday morning…

  68. Wilson says:
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    Where do you think Bauer be ranked in the beginning of next year in starter? Top 10?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe top 40

  69. muskysmell says:
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    I know Contreras is not in a good position with the playing time but people should really roster this dude if they have the room because it’s only a matter of time before he’s the starter. 1) Montero is done. Old and sorry. And even losing games single-handedly for the Cubbies. 2) Montero doesn’t even seem to mind the idea, said he welcomes it in not those exact words
    And Ross is only getting Lester starts. Plus, Willson could get starts at other positions even during Lester games.

    I’ve got Ramos already so I’m Gucci at C but I’ve got Willson stashed on my bench because I have the room and it’s a keeper league

    Oh and Happy Friday Grey and Friends!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero should be DFA’d… But it’s almost like the Cubs are too good and they know it

  70. Tom says:
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    I know you hate catcher questions, but with Contreras finding regular ABs, do you think him or Gattis is better ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  71. Dustyfingers says:
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    AJ Reed was called up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously? Nice!

      • Dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Not announced by the Astros yet but multiple sources are making the claim that he starts tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last week I did say within a week

          • Dustyfingers says:
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            @Grey: Nice call!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Dustyfingers: Nice! Great random complaint by me earlier this morning. Ummmm….why aren’t koalas pets and can’t hookers be clean?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Dustyfingers: June 20: GM says Reed not close to being called up. June 24: Reed called up. I love sports news.

      • Tigres says:
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        It was the “not close” comment that gave me hope. GM speak!

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Tigres: Haha, good point

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah usual shizz

  72. muskysmell says:
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    That feeling when you see someone in your league had indeed started Jordan Zimmermann today =D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oops

  73. Nick says:
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    You definitely like d’Arnaud over Realmuto ROS? I know Travis has the big time bat, but Realmuto has been more than serviceable. I own both but need to drop one, my fear is that when I drop Realmuto, someone else swoops him up and boom, d’Arnaud back to the DL. Overthinking this one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Realmuto, Travis has been awful

  74. John says:
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    I know you dislike trading starters but just received an offer. his Sale for my Price and Roark. Price struggling tonight I imagine prompted the offer. I like Roark (and his division) but wonder if I can use Hill instead? My staff:

    Price, Carrasco, CMart, Roark, J Ross and Hill (coming off DL).

    Hold, take offer or try to sub Hill for Roark? Or??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Sale, can try Hill first

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        So we ended up with my Price, Roark, Inglesias and Odubel for his Sale and Kinsler. I have Hill coming off DL and Martin on the wire to back fill openings. Thoughts on my deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

  75. Bye Felica says:
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    Pirates pull Tallion after 70 pitches in the 4th inning when he’s in line for the win. I’m dropping this guy because the Pirates are treating him like a damn child!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Bye Felica: He gave up 8 hits and 4 runs in those 4 innings. That’s why they pulled him.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: He was at 70 pitches. He threw 85% fastballs when he has a nasty 12/6 hook. I’ll worry about it next year, he’s off my team.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Bye Felica: if it’s an RCL no reason to hold him of course.

  76. SteveNZ says:
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    Offense everywhere. Except on my team.

    #shittacos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Opposite nonstop with my teams

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 3/27 on one team and an .047 AVG on another.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Oh, and sonavabenched by Pujols.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dayum

  77. William Hung says:
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    So Salazar was a ratio killer tonight, damn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  78. William Hung says:
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    Anyone watch Taillon tonight – was he purely ineffective or was there some bad luck involved?

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @William Hung: Was getting hit pretty solidly. Dodgers were swinging early in the count every at bat and it was working.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t see

  79. herschel says:
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    Rodon turning a corner? Outside of a clunker @ kc, has looked pretty solid in his last 7 starts or so…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he looks solid right now, loved what I saw tonight

  80. Chris says:
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    10 team H2h points league. Taillon or Fiers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  81. Jon Doe says:
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    Would you trade Stanton for price? My OF is stacked and Bautista is on my DL (not sure what I’d do with him without a trade) and could use the pitching help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, think you could do a hair better

      • Jon Doe says:
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        @Grey:
        Who’s the best pitcher you think I could get for him, roundabouts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could try for deGrom or Syndergaard, at least easy division

  82. rick carmichael says:
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    bautista or Harvey?

    bautista or Greinke?

    bautista or Fernandez?

    Can you yes/no/even these?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty even on Harvey and Jo-Fer, I’d take Bautista over Greinke

  83. muskysmell says:
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    Kris Bryant started his 5th game at 1st today.
    He could gain 1B eligibility soon.

    1B, 3B, OF would be pretty awesome flexibility from your 1st-2nd rounder franchise dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really enjoying Bryant, feel like he’s underappreciated

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Agreed man. Dude is just clockwork.

        120+ runs, 41 hr, 113 rbi pace and none of us would bat an eye if he kept that up or even exceeded it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah and taken for granted, like young Miggy without average but more speed

  84. ashtray says:
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    I had Matz, Taillon and Price go tonight for an ERA of 13.5 and a WHIP of 2.81. Should I just go ahead and take the rest of the year off?

    The sad thing is that if I had rostered Sabathia, Bud Norris and Nolasco I would be enjoying a better season.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @ashtray:

      lol ouch! sorry man…that is rough.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: I’d chase an 8ball with a fifth of Jack but that’s just me.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Cram It: It’s a worthwhile suggestion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, ashtray

  85. Nightmare says:
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    My volquez and Duvall for his Cruz and Corbin.

    Cruz right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cruz

    • William Hung says:
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      @Nightmare: how deep is your league to be rostering Volquez?

  86. Johnc says:
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    Please rank for ROS…… Pitching cats that counts are: HRs allowed, K’s, QS, W, L, ERA, WHIP.

    Nola, Roark, J Ross, Bauer, Tomlin, Pom, McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, Roark, Ross

  87. Chris says:
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    Which catcher do I cut: grandal or darnaud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  88. Chris says:
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    Is jose reyes (ss) worth a stash in my NA spot since aj reed is getting the call. I own semien at ss and don’t have a backup mi. I also need r and it never hurts to have more sb. Does reyes have anything left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah try him

  89. Count de Monetball says:
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    Ouch! I started Tallion, Matz, Price, and Salazar (yikes he was the best) for a pitching stat line of 1W, 16.3 innings, 6 k’s (inning max league so sorta a k/9 league), 10.47 ERA, 2.39 whip….. Ugghhhhh… Offense of course was great, but daaayyuummmm….

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Count de Monetball: I know ashtray feels my pain!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

      • ashtray says:
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        @Cram It: @Count de Monetball: I’ve had enough disappointments this year that everything is just kind of numb now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouchies

  90. Robert says:
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    A. J. Reed or Frazier for a utility spot?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Robert: Frazier – go with the steady vet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  91. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Keep riding Lamb in my UTIL spot or swap out for AJ Reed?

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: Revised – besides Lamb, I’m also considering Taillon and Duffy and rolling with 2 bench bats

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can lose Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  92. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop O. Herrera for A.J. Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind it

  93. trigger cut says:
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    My Khris, Osuna and Josh Harrison for his Betts, right? Pretty much?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @trigger cut:

      Bruh…hit accept as quickly as you can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

  94. Champsok1 says:
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    I see AJ Reed just got called up…Add him and drop who…or hold pat?
    Yahoo-12 team-1st place as of now…So far team has been working tho down 110- this week only cause I had Moya & O Brien on ben the nights they mashed, of course, right?

    C Gatti
    1B Ortiz
    2b Cano
    SS- Tulo/Villar
    3B Villar/ Franco
    LF- S Marte, P. O’brien,
    CF-Trout/ Billy Hamilton
    Rf- Moya, Rajah Davis (LF< CF Eligible as well
    JD Martinez on DL

    Starters- Cueto, C Mart, Paxton, T Walker, D. Duffy, Joe Ross
    Rp- Z Britton, K Rod & Andrew Miller

    Should I add him and drop who…or stay as I am? Thoughts? Drinks?

    Thanks as always my friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed over Moya

      • Champsok1 says:
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        Interesting, I thought you might tell me to drop O’brien or Duffey. i’ve got 4/5 top speed guys in our league so far but fairly balanced with power. When JD went on the DL I picked up Moya immediately known the would eventually get RF eligibility. However, Rajah , has been money( he’s my all time SAGNF)

        I guess smyonly concern with picking up Reed and dropping Moya or O’Brien for him is if it is Moya that goes, Rajah is my only Rf( which is Okay)…But it’s kind looked to me like both maya and O’brien were better hitters.. where as Reed may be sitting against select leftys and platooning.

        And besides…I like Moya- thought be was kinda sexy like Stanton when he first came up & kenny vargas….then again we see how wrong i was on Vargas and that met definition of sexy is perverse in a most unwitting kind of way…

        Any thoughts there other than” Just shut up Ed and do what I tell and you buy me another daiquiri?” Which reminds me, I may make a pina colada and jump in the hot tub while waiting on your reply ole great Maestro of Mayhem!

        Meanwhile Snell, K Morales, T Shaw, Pedro A & Conforto sitting on our waiver….

        @Grey:

        • Champsok1 says:
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          …and did I mention franco is on my last nerve?

          @Champsok1:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If Reed is still out there, you can drop MOya or O’Brien and no one’s picking them up…. Sure, lose O’Brien….

  95. phil says:
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    What ya take on Cheslor Cuthbert…work a pick up..in a dynasty league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him, low ceiling

  96. Kratos says:
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    martin or contreras for c?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  97. SteveNZ says:
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    Now that Puig is back, is the tide going out on Trace Thompson? Need to drop a hitter and it’s looking like either him or Grandy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bye bye Trayce

  98. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a real mess

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: just like 2 years ago, when he had the worst BB rate of anybody with that many saves ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  99. AGPennypacker says:
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    I was just offered Belt and Contreras for Edwin….

    Im sitting pretty pretty in ever sense so I dont think I see a need to make the deal. 14 team H2H league, where we keep nine. But can you see Contreras as a catcher having more upside rather than keeping one of my present keepers?

    Myers
    Odor
    Bogaerts
    Bryant
    Trout
    Harper
    Polanco
    Strasberg
    Kershaw

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  100. Johnc says:
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    i have Gattis at catcher and picked Morales at Utility. Morales had hit much better over the past month until he went to the National League park and sat. Would you hold Morales and Gattis or drop one for Contreras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Morales

  101. KLA says:
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    Fun fact: Rolaids doesn’t sponsor the Reliever of the Year award anymore. There were a few years that DHL Express sponsored the “Deliveryman of the Year.” But recently they changed this to the “Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award presented by The Hartford.” No word on whether the person responsible for the name also worked on the Angels naming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, I hadn’t kept up o it

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @KLA: Next year it will be known as Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment.

  102. GanGGreeN says:
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    Matt adams day to dat should I drop him for drury. Drury was just called back up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like, where’s Drury playing?

  103. JB says:
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    FML! I had been holding on to AJ Reed for over a month, and after reading this yesterday decided to move on to Bour (who paid immediate dividends, by the way). Now Reed is being promoted and is on waivers in my league – put in a claim for him, or just run with Bour? Both would be simply fill-ins for Rizzo and/or my Utility spot.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JB: Not sure about your league settings but if you dropped him you wont be able to put in a claim, he will have to clear waivers…But if for some reason you can claim him then do it.

      • VinWins

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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: You can claim your own drops in the RCL.

        • Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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          @VinWins: one of the many things better about espn than yahoo.

    • GanGGreeN says:
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      @JB: I like bour. I wouldnt drop bour but I would drop someone for a chance to dance with reed. Hhis potential mab and look what has come out of AAA the last two years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Reed

      • JB says:
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        @Grey: Thanks everyone – claim has been made – decided to drop Ketel Marte instead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. M says:
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    Hey guys what are your opinions on Jose Abreu? Has he turned a corner the past couple weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems to have turned a corner, yeah

  105. Pat says:
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    ROS Piscotty, Lamb, AJ Deed?

    • Pat says:
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      @Pat: or AJ Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  106. Paradise paved says:
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    Would you drop Kelley, estevez, or Jaime Garcia for siegrist or Jose Reyes ? I currently own Franco. Once Reyes has third base eligibility, would he be an upgrade over Franco ?

    My other relievers are dyson, Jeffress and vizcaino so I feel I have some flexibility to lose one.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia, not an upgrade over Franco, but more speed

  107. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points

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

    HA! I started Friday with a 21 point lead and now I’m down by 10! I started Salazar, Matz, Taillon, and Reed and they totaled -6 points cumulatively … while my opponent started Keuchel @KC and C-Mart @SEA and they scored about 20 total!

    End rant.

    I have Carrasco and Pineda starting today while my opponent is starting AJ Griffin vs. BOS today… With my luck, Griffin will obviously outscore my pitching so looking ahead to Sunday (the last day of matchup) who should I be starting out of the following:

    Eovaldi vs. MIN (8.9)
    Paxton vs. STL (6.9)
    Kennedy vs. HOU (5.6)
    Colon @ATL (3.6)

    If it matters my opponent will be starting Nola @SF and S. Gray @LAA, and probably a streamer or two on Sunday (I already own Paxton so he’ll probably pick up one of Eovaldi, Kennedy, or Colon if I don’t stream all of them)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton, Kennedy, Eovaldi

  108. unclefavre says:
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    Am I better off dropping rendon for Jose ramirez, profar or baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  109. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: If Siegrist is confirmed as the closer, where would he rank among Kelley and Kintzler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In front of all three

  110. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Profar for AJ Reed?

    • GanGGreeN says:
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      @Adam: im thinking hes gone off your waivors by timmarrow. Thats for sure. Im not a razzball guru but I would drop profar for a chance with reed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  111. DancinHomer says:
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    Time to move Reed from my “NA” slot to my roster. Who to drop though?

    Redraft 12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS + standard 5×5) H2H league.

    C: lucroy
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Schoop
    SS: Seager
    3B: Frazier
    IF: Franco
    OF: Marte, Polanco, Valencia
    UTL: Villar
    BN: Kang, JBJ, Walker, AJ Reed
    SP: Sale, Degrom, Salazar, T. Walker, Matz, Rodon, McCullers, J. Gray
    RP: Ramos, Dyson, J. Gomez
    DL: Cobb, D. Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  112. Polancodonk says:
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    10 team h2h mixed redraft.

    I have a logjam (heh) at 3B, with Castellanos, Frazier, and Franco, plus also eligible Villar, Alvarez, and Profar. The upshot is that Franco never starts, just takes up a spot on the roster.

    I could use more pitching. The schmucks in my league are very reluctant to trade. I could try to get Estrada but I doubt it’ll be accepted. Is someone like Archie Bradley too little to get back for (the useless to me) Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too little

    • Polancodonk says:
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      @Polancodonk: How about Trevor Bauer for Franco?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, try it

  113. peacecoast says:
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    hey grey,

    another wonderful night at the roto-opear with my shitty pitching (Matz, Ross) although at least Salazar got me a W, first in like a week. Anyway I am 3rd last in pitching and I somehow still have too many pitchers that I like. I would need to drop 3 from the following:

    smyly, J zimmerman, J gray, Mengden, C ross, VV, bauer

    My other SP are carrasco, salazar, rodon, matz, shoe which I assume are all safe from my current axe job. or maybe matz goes on DL with his obvious bum elbow.

    I am thinking it’s gotta be drop mengden, ross and 1 other. pls don’t say J zim I just traded for him (ya nice start last night too).

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mengden, Smyly, Gray

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: damn I meant c reed, that change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mengden, Gray, Reed

  114. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In my 12 team keeper, I’m looking to turn a $21 Salazar into 2 smaller assets to help give my injury ridden and low FAAB team help in runs, sb, whip, and avg/era to a lesser extent.

    I’ve been offered $8 Shark or $3 Hammel, plus $2 Leonys or Hamilton, which seem to address my needs without hurting too badly on pitching. Hamilton and Leonys seem to be on track for about he same avg and runs, with Hamilton capable of getting me more points in sb (I’m in 11th on sb, so many potential gains there).

    What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the deal?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: the deal is my Salazar for his (1) shark or hammel and (2) Hamilton or leonys

  115. Tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: Kipnis or Schoop? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  116. Travis says:
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    Time to drop Martin for either Hundley or Derek Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  117. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Whats happening Grey? Speaking of Gray…would you rather have John Gray or Gausman, Desclafani, Chen, Corbin or Moore going forward?

    Also would you trade Salazar for Lindor or maybe Salazar ,Gray and Suarez for Lindor and Reed? My SS’s are A. Russell and E.Suarez.

    Finally I know he was in your buy column but 2 straight rough outings for Estevez, think he holds the gig until McGee returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, yeah…. I’d take Lindor and Reed (or just Lindor)… Don’t have much faith in Estevez, but the Rockies don’t have much else

      • My Thread Count Is High says:
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        @Grey: I have McGee on the DL so hopefully he can return soon and reclaim the gig. I was unsure about moving Salazar for Lindor, but as you can see I don’t have much at SS, this is my pitching roster:

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

        C Posey
        1B Cabrera
        2B Daniel Murphy
        3B Seager
        SS A. Russell
        OF Stanton
        OF Springer
        OF Polanco
        UTIL OF Choo
        UTIL OF L.Martin
        Bench C D’Arnaud
        Bench SS/3B Suarez
        DL Sano

        SP Salazar
        SP Shoemaker
        RP Kimbrel
        RP Melancon
        P T. Walker
        P Odorizzi
        P C.Rodon
        P Pomeranz
        Bench SP Paxton
        Bench SP J.Gray
        Bench RP Estevez
        DL RP McGee

        So you still think I should make the move… Salazar for Lindor straight up or would you try to get Reed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t afford to lose Salazar

          • My Thread Count Is High says:
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            @Grey: Yeah figured it’d be best to post my entire roster for you to get a better picture. Appreciate the feedback.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  118. joe says:
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    hey grey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 and have a ton of top prospects but also one of the better teams to win now. I was offered mccutchen and jeffress for glass now urias and swanson. What do you think? heres the rest of my roster so you can see if it makes sense or not. thank you

    cather: realmuto
    1b: rizzo
    2b: dan murphy
    3b:castellanos
    ss: machado
    of:stanton
    of:betts
    of:blackmon
    util:marte
    util: eaton, pillar, forsythe, castro (i swap them around)
    dl: alex gordon
    dl: lucas dude
    offense prospects: victor robles, brendan rodgers, nick williams, jp crawford and swanson

    SP: kershaw
    sp: carrasco
    sp: teheran
    sp: ventura
    sp: desclafani
    sp: estrada
    sp: daniel norris
    sp: julio urias
    sp: vince velasquez
    closers: cingrani and sam dyson (could use another, screw ken giles)
    dl: tyson ross
    pitching prospects: giolito, glass now, severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCutchen to win now

  119. Travis says:
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    ROS for 2b: Pedroia, Segura, Scooter, Travis or Schoop?
    For SS: Kang, Segura or Didi.
    For 3b: Kang, Franco or Alvarez…

    I currently have Pedroia, Segura, Kang, Franco–with their multi position I shuffle them around as needed. But just wondering if any are droppable, and any of the others listed are better options…Pedroia and Segura seem the weak links in my team lately.

    We’re a points league so no real preference between SB, HR, hits, etc… Though do prefer power cause a HR seems to get more points than others; and hits are only half a point, with no penalty for outs or k (i.e. Avg doesn’t matter, hit is a hit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia, Kang, Franco is who I’d own

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: who would you hold for the 4th…keep segura or add schoop, Travis, scooter, Didi, or Alvarez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Segura

  120. John says:
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    Contreras, Reynolds , Zimmermann or Reed for one open spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  121. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Contreras ‘entrenched’ in cleanup spot for Cubs. Played 1B yesterday. OF today. Easy call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Entrenched, wow, that was fast

  122. Tank1 says:
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    Deal Cabrera, Lindor, Odor and Ross for Rizzo, Strasburg and Kipnis. I have Villar to replace Lindor. Seems worth it for this year though I would take a hit from a keeper perspective as both Lindor and Odor can be kept in the 24th round while Rizzo is a 4th round keeper. Should I make the deal to go for it this – right now my pitching is killing me (Price is my ace and Cole is on the DL). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  123. ryanoger says:
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    Karns home against STL
    Fiers @ KC
    Overton @ LAA
    or go calls with ballz Shelby @ Coors

    happy weekend brutha!

    best one for Ks and the W?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns, none really

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool thanks man! I’ll do the, best move is no move today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  124. Johnc says:
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    Colon at Braves or Descalfani v Padres tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desclafani

  125. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Who do I sit today (OBP league)…

    Myers @ Finnigan
    Puig @ Locke
    JUp v Carrasco
    Belt v Hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  126. The Harrow says:
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    NL only, nimmo or drury? nimmo could have more playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  127. brett says:
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    Hunter pence was cut. Is he worth scooping up? Or would you rather stash Siegrist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Siegrist unless it’s a deep league and you need an OF

  128. muskysmell says:
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    Gausman is straight dealing today, I’m glad I started him.

    But before you guys get all excited, this Rays lineup that they trotted out is straight pathetic. Half the lineup is batting under .200, one is even batting .048.

    Kershaw would probably throw 2 no-hitters in one game against this lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn I was about to stream him too

  129. Hankg says:
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    Trade Lindor for Cueto to upgrade staff? I have Villar as backup. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  130. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Carrasco has pretty rough numbers against Detroit. Starting him today anyway?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  131. Jon Doe says:
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    Stanton and dozier for odor and price? Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor/Price

  132. Miamia says:
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    Drop raisel Iglesias 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  133. John says:
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    Reed reminds me of Singleton. Seen him in person a few games this year ….lots of bad at bats with a bomb thrown in there often enough to give you hope. Hope I am wrong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound promising

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Maybe Moss-like production as a platoon guy is more realistic to start his career. Plenty of value in that but then the young guy never figures out how to hit both sides. My guess is they only platoon him versus the real nasty guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be

  134. peacecoast says:
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    I think I read somewhere in these comments you are not high on Pineda yet. He is throwing well lately though. last 5 starts …. I do love the name Piñata though from several weeks back :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s looked better, gonna get tough matchups, has been awful for no reason in the past

  135. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Villar and Rodon or Wright (Bos) for Salz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, prefer to send Wright

  136. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Matz or Rodon ROS?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Sorry i mean Matz or Rodon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz over Rodon

  137. Moscowitz says:
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    Travis or Lawrie ROS? I own Lawrie and have 25 moves left for ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  138. Wilson says:
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    Hi in 6-keeper league, I’m thinking to keep a good MI which I don’t have.
    Trade Chapman for Story which I’m targeting Story could be top 5 SS? (Or Meh due to he’s not? )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Story

  139. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    hahaha, stressbird is back, but let’s trust him and his b.s. about “feeling just fine” and it’s not “related to last year’s back thing”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m starting him, hopefully he’s fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, he’s out, oh well

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: that’s why i brought it up. i’m in a league where i own all of MIA/WAS/NYY players and it’s daily tomorrow so if this news didn’t break till early tomorrow i’d have been screwed, can add roark now to replace at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah gotcha now

  140. ebudz says:
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    Yo Grey! Thanks again for all the help this week and good call on Pineda’s start today!

    Need your help sorting through lots of pitching options for next week! I’ve got another tough matchup against my biggest league rival starting on Monday and I know he’ll try to go over the 12 start limit so which of these starts each day are the best ones to use? I can only start 4 SPs each day and there is a 12 start limit but can go over if we only use 11 starts going into Sunday 7/3… I know it’s early and I know I’m going to be flexible all week but trying prioritize who to add next…

    6/27
    Ray vs. PHI (14.6)
    Liriano vs. LAN (6.6)
    McHugh @LAA (-1.8)
    Duffy vs. STL (-3.7)

    6/28
    Urias @MIL (8.6)
    Harvey @WAS (1.2)
    McCullers @LAA (-1.2)
    Eickhoff @ARI (2.3)

    6/29
    Salazar @ATL (23.4)
    Bradley vs. PHI (15.6)
    Reed vs. CHN (-0.6)
    Taillon @SEA (-1.8)
    Matz @WAS (-5.3)

    6/30
    Pineda vs. TEX (20.8)
    Carrasco @TOR (17.1)
    Walker vs. BAL (13.1)
    Leake vs. KC (11.67
    Rodon vs. MIN (5.7)

    7/1
    Kennedy @PHI (19.9)
    Eovaldi @SD (17.2)
    Fiers vs. CHA (8.3)
    Colon vs. CHN (6.2)

    7/2
    Paxton vs. BAL (22.8)
    Duffy @PHI (14.7)
    Corbin vs. SF (11.4)

    7/3
    Urias vs. COL (19.3)
    Ray vs. SF (11.4)
    Harvey vs. CHN (13.2)
    Conley @ATL (9.5)
    McHugh vs. CHA (8.4)
    J. Gray @LAN (6.3)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: BTW it’s my H2H points league with the following scoring settings:

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias @MIL (8.6)
      Harvey @WAS (1.2)
      McCullers @LAA (-1.2)
      Salazar @ATL (23.4)
      Bradley vs. PHI (15.6)
      Pineda vs. TEX (20.8)
      Carrasco @TOR (17.1)
      Walker vs. BAL (13.1)
      Rodon vs. MIN (5.7)
      Kennedy @PHI (19.9)
      Eovaldi @SD (17.2)
      Then we’ll see on Sunday

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks! So if you wouldn’t start Paxton vs. BAL (22.8) or Duffy @PHI (14.7) on Saturday 7/2 (which is surprising) are they droppable in my league? Actually here’s my staff right now:

        (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
        (3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances
        (5) Bench: (McCullers, Duffy, Paxton, Eovaldi/streamer, Kennedy/streamer)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s see what kind of shape you’re in on Saturday

  141. Adult Onset Diabitus says:
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    hanram waking up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  142. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Pujols owners owe me. I owned him all year and dropped him Friday before he hit that night’s homer. At least it was after game lock so I got that one on that squad. I also have him in another league and got both Friday’s and Saturday’s dingers, but still, this timing seems a little too much to call chance. I shall call him Magnolia.

    So, no-brainer to drop S. Castro for Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hmm, I’d like you to get Castro hot for me, I’d drop him

  143. ebudz says:
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    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Asked a similar question yesterday when I was losing but the landscape of my close H2H Points matchup has changed… I’m actually up by 21 points going into the last day today…

    My opponent will be starting:
    Nola @SF (-2.4)
    S. Gray @LAA (-0.3)
    Colon @ATL (3.2)

    So assuming my bats can compete points-wise today, should I be definitely be starting all of the following guys or just which ones to protect my lead? Pitching can make or break you in this points this league because of the risk of negative scores!

    Eovaldi vs. MIN (8.9)
    Paxton vs. STL (6.9)
    Kennedy vs. HOU (5.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d only start Paxton

  144. ryanoger says:
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    Maeda, Nola, or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  145. Bobbo says:
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    Freeman vs. NYM (colon) $35.9 over Reed @ KC (Kennedy) $-2.8?

    I mean nice to have Reed up but those numbers aren’t close between the two so hard to put in the rookie wouldn’t you say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  146. Brett says:
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    Grey

    How much faab do you bid on aj reed 100 budget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Number of teams matters

  147. Turn Two says:
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    Better trade return for my free agent Marte..
    $5 Trea for 3 yrs, $1 Igelisies, and $1 Trayce.. Or 1 year of Pollack at $15 and minor leaguer$5 Dahl (if I add freeman) (NL only 5×5 keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  148. Slimbo says:
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    hey man got a question for ya

    have not paid much attention at all this year boo :(

    in a 8 teamer with 14 keepers, do i need to hang onto peter o brien or gattis?

    heres whats available on the wire
    segura, han ram, eaton , upton jr, Mccann or wieters

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis, grab Hanley

  149. Tank1 says:
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    Starting Smyly today at Baltimore? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  150. Brett says:
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    Profar is doing well but just never plays is he back in the minors in the next week? Time to suck it up and let him go? 12 team daily moves keep 5. Profar is a 5 keeper for just next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him

  151. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. which three of these double starters should i go with?

    ray (25.5) – vs phi, vs sf
    wacha (7.5)- @ kc, vs mil
    duffy (12.3) – vs stl, @ phi
    velazquez (29.1) – @ ari, vs kc
    gray (11.4) – vs tor, @ lad

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Wacha,Duffy… Not great

  152. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    10 team obp league, my Frazier and one of Scherz, Price, or Carrasco for Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re really paying

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: yeah my feelings too. He offered to give me Rodon on top (Arenado and Rodon) – you think that makes it more stomachable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  153. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u trade S.Dyson for Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  154. J-FOH says:
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    Is MC talk allowed yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I watched it the night of

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Nick got married and I barely recognized him without his hat. How do they give us gay tommy but no crazy Stephen? I was sad we didnt get that urban gardner nut job again. You know he lives out where you are right now.

        • Grey

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          Crazy Stephen was there I saw him, with his crazy goggles… I hated that we didn’t get an elimination challenge… Basically they were saying we’re gonna kick off who we want, and not even pretend it’s about food… I’m back in LA now…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I saw steven but not him acting cray….and where was derrick the douche?

            Agreed, I hated no elimination challenge. Feels like there will be fewer episodes or maybe the final four will get extra episodes of competition. No idea

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, Derrick! Totally forgot about him, you have a good memory… Not sure if it’ll affect the # of episodes, but maybe… They need Joe back!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: weed has the reverse effect on me…what were we talking about

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Masterchef

  155. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    holy god, there’s some crazy innings already today, a 3 HR in a row, and a 4 HR inning.

  156. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS Tim Anderson, Odubel, Cgomez 6×6 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  157. Jon Doe says:
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    Should I pick up Schoop or Kang for my utility spot? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  158. miamia says:
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    darnaud, grandal, castro, hermann, montero, mccann

    pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann maybe

  159. Brett says:
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    Nola droppable? 12 team league or hold. Probably choosing between him and Urias to cut

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Nola

  160. VinWins

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    Semien now has 4 hits vs Santiago, all home runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, crazy

  161. Moscowitz says:
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    Nola or Rodon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  162. Derrick says:
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    Pitching in mlb as a whole kinda sucks right now, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels that way

  163. Slimbo says:
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    Which side do you like in a dynasty? I would be getting the sale side..can afford to give up Lindor for a solid pitcher

    Lindor piscotty
    Or
    Sale and will myers

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends if you need SP to win this year

  164. ebudz says:
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    Aw yeah Grey luckily I ended up starting Kennedy (28 pts!) and despite Paxton’s rough 5th inning I should take home a win this week since I’m up by 30! Looking ahead to tomorrow I have two batty calls I can make to start off my new H2H Points matchup… The slots I have open for tomorrow will be 1B, 3B, OF and a UTIL spot so which TWO of the following bats do you think will score the most points tomorrow?

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    Reynolds vs. Estrada (29.4)
    Pillar @ J. Gray (22.8)
    Franco @ Ray (16.0)
    Lamb vs. Velasquez (11.4)
    Segura vs. Velasquez (9.6)
    Calhoun vs. McHugh (8.7)
    Contreras @ Straily (7.7)
    Pujols vs. McHugh (7.0)
    Panik vs. Mengden (5.5)
    Tomas vs. Velasquez (-1.4)
    K. Davis @ Samardzija (-4.2)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Actually scratch Segura from that list because he was picked up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Calhoun

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. Joeg414 says:
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    Batty Call for Monday, need two. But, there’s one early game at 12:30 , everything else at night. Need to make pickups before first pitch of the day.
    Not much here-
    Van Slyke (I will be able to see if he’s in there) vs Liriano Lefty
    Johnny Gavotella (Plays every day , but was to have a day off on Sunday, but was in the lineup ) vs McHugh
    Bourn (does AZ. have anyone else to play CF right now ?) vs Velaquez
    Lonnie Chisenhall ( 4-4 with a homer [email protected] Atl Gant
    T.Naquin (HR today ;does he play vs all righties?) @ Gant
    Coghlan @ Straily
    N.Hundley Home vs Estrada
    Gillaspie (almost every day 3b) vs Mengden
    Bourjos @ Ray
    Y.Alonso @ Samardzija
    A.Garcia vs Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Gant a righty? Then Naquin… Chisenhall, no idea if these guys are playing

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Gant is a righty, yes I was leaning towards Naquin as well.
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Cron is there too

  166. VinWins

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    Siegrist comes in with 2 on and 2 out in the 6th; 3-run HR. Looks like he’s ready to be the closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, saw it, he should fill in perfectly for Rosey

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Final Boss time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: did everybody forget “stone buddha”

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: youse guys seen him throw, effectively he gets by not on stuff but his delivery is nearly the exact opposite of most modern SP in north america (read: tall as fuck with long arms and long strides, long swinging archs of arm): so he appears to throw from his ear (not unlike mario/luigi from super mario bros), batters so far don’t pick it up well. and since he has 4 pitches, not picking up delivery is quite useful, more so than a cingrani or somebody else with deceptive delivery.

  167. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    Hi. smyly sucks right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  168. Miamia says:
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    Starting guerra vs Dodgers?
    Pick one up Travis, Broxton , mark Reynolds, Gordon, pagan, jankowski; moss, naquin, Baez? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Or hold what?

      • Miamia says:
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        @Grey: if you had to pick one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pagan

  169. Dommattingly says:
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    suarez or baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  170. brett says:
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    Cut one taillon, Nola, Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  171. John says:
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    Are we buying Ray tomorrow vs Phillies? He seems so inconsistent but it is The Phillies with their worst June average in the majors. Although they did mess with Cueto today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: me neither, but 93 ks in 80 ip so far this year?? sucker for those k’s……

  172. Miamia says:
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    Starting [email protected] Phillies or Eduardo vs rays tomorrow?

  173. Miamia says:
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    Drop Nola,tajuan, Paxton, or guerra for Rodon?

  174. Miamia says:
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    You like Duffy vs cards tomorrow?

  175. Tigres says:
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    Grey! I need me some prayer hexagonals for Story’s hand…

  176. Pat says:
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    Whatupp Gray,

    Thanks for the good looks on Villar and Duvall. Im trying to upgrade my bats…My Jofer, Maz, Wade Davis, S. Wright, Yu for Xander, Bautista, Dee Gordon too much? With the extra spots I was gonna stream and add either Khis Davis, Lamb, or AJ Reed. Sano is floating out around. After this deal Id stil have Kluber, Carrassco, Cole, Roark, Duffy..Jansen, Dyson, Madson closers with Andrew Miller as well.

  177. Rusty Arms says:
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    Hi Grey! Rest of season. Valencia. Schoop or Kile Seager. Leaning Seager your thoughts. Thanks

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