Cody Anderson took a perfect game into the 7th inning yesterday and ended up with a line of 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, and his ERA is at 0.57 thru two starts.  The Indians staff just keeps getting sexier.  Now their rotation is Cody, Corey, Danny, Trevor and Carlos.  Sounds like a boy band, K-Nudo.  Only Cody doesn’t strike out as many — he’s the sensitive one.  Anderson has an interesting backstory.  He’s from Idaho, and he signed with the Tribe out of a junior college for $250,000.  Imagine that.  One day, Anderson’s asking ma if they have to eat potatoes yet again for dinner and saying a lot of “Aw, geez,” then he signs for a quarter of a million dollars, which is more than the state economy of Idaho.  Suddenly, he was able to purchase the state of Idaho and all its trout.  (I have no idea if they have trout there, but Guy Fieri seems to stop at a Diner and/or Drive-In and/or Dive at least once a week in Idaho for trout.)  “Aw, geez, ma, I have to pay to pave highways now?  Money is evil!”  As for fantasy, Anderson’s not quite as big city-ish.  He has very few Ks thru two games, but he does throw hard-ish (93 MPH fastball) with a decent slider, and he also has decent control.  His minor league numbers portend a mid-rotation guy at best and he’s not at his best yet, so there’s still room to grow, but I’d let him grow on someone else’s team in mixed leagues.  If you wanna check the Stream-o-Nator on him, go for it, but outside of AL-Only leagues, I wouldn’t own him yet.  Just as I wouldn’t eat trout from Idaho.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yan Gomes – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, just a triple short of the cycle.  In a parallel universe, there’s a Jon Gomes that ate a triple cheeseburger while cycling.  I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 9th steal.  I like to call 2015 Michael Brantley by his other name, 2016 A.J. Pollock.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .348.  Well, la di freakin’ da!

Grady Sizemore – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he steals Joey Butler’s spot in the order.  Is it a spot he’s stealing from Butler?  Maybe it’s his dinner bell.  Since Grady’s taking control of his destiny, perhaps we should call him Carpediem-more.  That’s not clunky at all!  Oh, and no I wouldn’t pick up Sizemore outside of AL-Only leagues.

Jake Odorizzi – Set to start rehab on Wednesday.  Oh, my God, stop updating us, Odorizzi!  We get it, you’re going on rehab!  What are you, OCDorizzi with the updates?

Nate Karns – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I’m not sure if Karns will ever get past being a streamer for me.  Just call him the Stream-o-Karnator.

Matt Moore – Will return to the rotation on Thursday.  Well, of course, Thursday’s national Return To Baseball Day.

Dustin Pedroia – Could ramp up baseball activities this week.  Hopes to spit sunflower seeds by Thursday and scratch himself by Saturday.

Clay Buchholz – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.48.  It’s now time for absolutely no one’s favorite game!  What is Buchholz’s ERA since I told you to buy him?  2.32 ERA in 69 2/3 IP.  Not too shabby.

Hanley Ramirez – Shooting to return on Thursday.  For some reason, I’m reminded of Don Knotts in The Shakiest Gun in the West.

Alejandro De Aza – 3-for-4.  Since Hanley’s three cards short of a full hand and no one else is really doing much of anything recently in BoSoxLand — I’m looking at you, Brock Holt (1-for-3, 1 RBI) — I grabbed De Aza in two leagues, assuming since he’s hitting, he will be playing.  That’s a scientific theorem discovered by Billy Martin over a fifth of moonshine in Mantle’s basement as Scooter went on a run for smokes.  Fun fact!  Scooter always had a spot in the lineup on those Yankees teams because he was the designated driver to the game.

Devon Travis – 2-for-3, 1 run as he bats eighth.  You might remember the salad days of owning Devon when he was batting at the top of the order and he was voted into Cooperstown by fantasy owners on the merits of his April.  Don’t think we see Travis batting at the top of the order again without an injury.

Eric Hosmer – Out until at least Thursday with a sprained ring finger.  He suffered the sprain when he pointed to where he wanted the barber to start his faux-hawk.

Joe Blanton – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Now that that has happened, I want you to listen to this week’s podcast wearing your Hindsight Glasses.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  I swear to you, when I saw he homered in back-to-back games I Googled to see if it was Grandmother’s Day.

Chris Carter – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  When the Astros brought up Jon Singleton (1-for-2, 2 runs), I worried the Astros’ ABs just got tighter than a Chippendales show, and, speaking of working for dollars, Gattis didn’t play yesterday.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Way to step it up, Altuve, and I don’t mean reaching for the cereal.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.19.  Could I put McCullers in my top 20 starters overall next year?  Doesn’t sound as crazy to me as you might think.

Josh Hamilton – When he’s activated today, he could play center field, because the Rangers, as an organization, hate Leonys.  I predict Leonys will be moved by the end of this coming winter (actual winter, not Game of Thrones winter) and Leonys will break out on his new club next year.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting .300.  Not to deflate your Snoopy balloon, but Moreland’s been better than Brandon Belt, Lucas Duda and Brandon Moss.  What’s that fuss?  Everyone thought Moreland was at the back of the corner infidel bus.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .218.  Member when he was a thing?  Yeah, me neither.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .232.  Damn, when did Shin-Soo Choo become the onomatopoeia for allergic to getting hits?

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  I had a bet with myself that Beltre retired in March.  Looks like I’m wrong again…Or is that right?

Wandy Rodriguez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  If you were to put the Red Sox and Rangers rotations together, you’d have three pitchers.  And two are closers.

Dylan Bundy – Could be done for the season.  His problem is calcification that is built up in his right shoulder that’s causing soreness.  It happens when you eat too many Flintstone vitamins.

Mike Pelfrey – 2 IP, 8 ER vs. Mike Leake 4 IP, 7 ER.  This was the final stop on the Drop the Mike Tour.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .266.  I haven’t watched a Twins game all year because, well, Twins, but for those who have seen one, do the Twins announcers still consider Joe Mauer (1-for-5, .259) their star?

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Not a bad batty call for moi yesterday.  Fun fact!  “Moi” is French for “an American who only knows one French word.”

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 3 runs and 4 steals (40 on the year).  Another Billy that has 40 on the year is Billy Dee Williams.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd steals.  I’m such a rosterbator, but I was still caught with my pants down yesterday.  I totally forget to drop Danny Espinosa, who was off yesterday, and grab Suarez.

Tucker Barnhart – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBI, hitting .308.  But what you really have to love is Tucker’s stories of misogyny.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs. Have I mentioned yet that everyone on the Reds did something yesterday, except Todd Frazier (1-for-5, 1 RBI).  I guess he can have one day a year off.

Giancarlo Stanton – No news, I just wanted to say I missed him.  Kidding, I wanted to share a video of a fan that stopped shaving when Jose Fernandez went down.  Now he’s wearing a Giancarlo sleeve for mi novio’s injury.  Can we get Crazy Marlins Fan to not clip his nails until OZUNA hits a homer?

Jacoby Ellsbury – Started a rehab assignment and could return by the end of the week, i.e., D’Ellsburied has one hand out of the dirt.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and a slam (20) and legs (9).  Hey, is Trout from Idaho?

C.J. Cron – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer in a rare start.  Feh!  Send him back to the minors, am I right, Sciosciapath?

C.J. Wilson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.78.  Elias Sports Bureau said if this game took place in a Carl’s Jr. it would’ve beaten all C.J. records ever compiled.

Mike Bolsinger – 4 IP, 0 ER, but left yesterday’s game with a flu.  A cap full of Robitussin and one more inning for the win would’ve been that hard?

Andre Ethier – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Is it even close to who’s been more valuable between Ethier and Kemp?  Rhetorical!

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer.  Ron Popeil’ing my catcher spot this year has been the best decision of my life.  Marriage is a close second, Cougs.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Someone mentioned yesterday that Pederson has really cooled off recently.  Yeah, how dare he not hit multiple homers a week every week.  The nerve!

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (4).  Did you know Nick Ahmed is Homer Simpson’s doctor’s name when translated for Middle Eastern countries?

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .314.  That pi’s not gonna last long with Tomas.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and two steals (14, 15).  Is there seriously anything he can’t do?  Not to ruminate, but to answer.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal.  Ender’s returning soon, but nothing wrong with a short-term hot schmotato.

Patrick CorbinDiamondbacks plan on him returning to the rotation on July 7th or 8th.  He said he’s very excited to pitch again in front of the Southwestern-Americans.  Geez, so P.C.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Seems whenever Reddick does something Burns (0-for-4) and Semien (1-for-4) don’t, which is totally odd.

Billy Butler – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Perhaps seeing Reddick do something helped Butler feel less insecure about his blimpotence.

Ike Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Damn, Billy Beane does it again!  Which is said after every trade or signing Beane does, but not six months after the signing or trade doesn’t work.

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Rockies.  It’s a Graveman smash!

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer.  This was the first time a Blackmon had played in Oakland since Coco Crisp got hurt.  Kidding, Semien’s black, which seems to go against common sense.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, and 4th in two days (3 games).  Sky texted me yesterday and said he’s writing in Cesar Hernandez for the All-Star Game.  If you need SAGNOF, I could see grabbing him.  Can’t be much worse than, say, Danny Espinosa.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.48.  Why did he pitch so poorly vs. the Phils?  Because he hates our fantasy teams.  It’s mutual, Nelson, my team hates you too.

Jonathan Lucroy – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .235.  As you’ve might’ve heard me recount already, someone in our Tout Wars league drafted Lucroy in the 2nd round.  I got a new one for you!  Same guy bid $96 out of $100 of FAAB money on Kyle Schwarber, the Sunday he was demoted BACK to the minors.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .294.  I recently dropped Parra in the league where I owned him because he wasn’t giving enough power and speed, but maybe you’re not as greedy as me, and Parra does have a hit in nine of his last ten games.

Khris Davis – Will start his rehab on Wednesday and I’ve already stashed him in three leagues.  I don’t believe his first few months are an indication of his talent level.  For a guy who could hit 17 HRs in the 2nd half, you could do worse with a stash.  Cutting your ‘stache would be worse like Dopey Mattingly.

Wily Peralta – He threw a bullpen session and the Brewers pitching coach hit a home run, so Wily appears ahead of schedule.

 
  1. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    doesnt it feel like de aza hits for just about a week after he joins a new team then goes back to being terrible until he gets DFA’d again

    hes made a career off this

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantasy Master Lothario!! Great job, man!

    a. No need to gloat about starting guys who did well yesterday, right? That rarely works.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Swedish ‘Bond’ girl, Britt Ekland, told Piers Morgan this week that she was seduced by Warren Beatty after the legendary lothario took her to an X-rated movie on their first date. Hey, Warren! Stop stealing my moves!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. Lixxiq says:
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    What’s your ETA on Aaron Nola and Jose Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lixxiq: I thought Nola would be up by now…Berrios? Maybe Sept? Not sure on Berrios, tbh

      • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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        @Grey: I hope you’re wrong on both sides of that.

        The Phils get nothing by promoting Nola up. What’s the difference between losing 90 games and losing 95 games?

        And I stashed Berrios because I really thought one of the Twins mediocre pitchers would have imploded more by now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Twins have more reason than the Phils? Huh?

          • Lixxiq says:
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            @Grey:

            The Twins have just promoted prospect right-hander Jose Berrios to Triple-A Rochester and Nola definitely deserves a shot.

            Also the Twins promoted Buxton earlier than anybody guessed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That is true about Buxton

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Grey, your confidence in Leonys is as unshakable as it is mysterious. Him and Avisail.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: he’s been telling people to drop avisail for many others lately. It was everybody else wanting to drop him back when he had a mid .800 OPS that made no sense (pre injury)

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: OK, just Leonys now then. Had impressive minor league numbers in limited ABs, but a career .256/306/.365 career line in 400+ games, playing half of those in offense-friendly Texas. Particularly shitty performance this year, and playing time has become an issue. Yet as of last week he should be “owned in all leagues”. Don’t see the love unless it’s a SAGNOFF thing, in which case I think I’d prefer teammate Delino.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Manley Ramirez: Texas isn’t as offensively friendly any more

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @J-FOH: 3 year park factors in BP still indicate it’s higher than average in runs for both side hitters, less so for homers than it once was.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Leonys had 8-HR, 30-SB for two straight seasons, you’re in shallow leagues if that doesn’t play, Avisail has a great pedigree

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and he boinked Mrs Fielder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh man, that’s right, how have I not talked about that yet? Siri, remind me of something useful!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’ll be your siri

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When’s my next dentist appointment?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: depends you have a cleaning in august 25th but you go in for your grille sizing the last week of July

  5. Kevin says:
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    What do you think of McCullers ROS value?

    McCullers for J. Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Apples and oranges between him and Turner… What do you need?

  6. Robert says:
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    Who do I drop to grab Hamels off waivers: Ross, McCullers, Matz?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Robert: Matz

    • Jake taylor says:
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      @Robert:
      Ross

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Robert: McCullers

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @Elliot: Oh, sorry, I thought it was who to pick-up. Yeah, Ross.

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only with only counting stats, no ratios, with hits added over AVG. H2H league, i still haven’t lost yet, but another team has passed me for 1st. i still have no closer (none since cishek)
    hundley
    rizzo
    owings
    franco
    rollins
    MI flores
    CI duda
    OF marte/bruce/paulsen/k.johnson
    util dom brown (just added he’s playing nearly every day)/pedro
    BN – h.perez (streamer, tomorrow it’s van slyke again)
    DL – myers/rendon
    P – haren/hamels/niese/thor/bolsinger/arrieta/c.anderson/burnett/w.perez/nelson/peavy/parnell (grabbed when familia could’ve been out)/phelps (using #2 waiver for hendricks to drop him as he’s out of rotation)

    better off with any of these over parnell: scruggs/gyorko (supposedly hitting in AAA and has spot again)/odubel/bour?

  8. Udall says:
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    Is it at all odd that I’m slightly more geeked about next years pitcher rankings than I am about the rest of this years actual season?? Maybe it’s Mets syndrome.

      • Udall says:
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        @Grey: actually 21-40 mainly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  9. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Drop Singleton for De Aza or Grichuk?

  10. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    16 team H2H with 6 keepers at no cost. OPS/hits/QS/holds added
    OBP wolf
    goldy
    jace
    holt
    arenado
    OF – pollock/upton/avisail
    util – grichuk/de aza
    BN ozuna
    DL – soler
    NA sano
    SP carrasco/keuchel/c.anderson/chavez/liriano/ray (streamer, maybe)
    /hendricks (steamer, maybe)
    RP street/c.smith/mcgee/watson/axford
    DL cobb
    1. a guy offered me carmart + thor for my carrasco, then denied it in less than 12 hours (i hate these kind of people), should i resend it?
    2. who’s drop out of ray/anderson/hendricks if i do?
    3. if March 2016 was right now, who’s my keepers other than goldy/arenado/upton/soler? i had thought cobb was before, but i’m guessing carrasco has taken his place, along with one more.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: if cobb’s not a keeper, should i drop him, drop the person who i’d be dropping for soler end of week anyway (ozuna or avisail i guess) and stash? problem is then i’d have to later drop somebody for to activate davis, but that might be a good problem to have.

  11. Strolg says:
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    Shouldn’t the Marlin fan have to keep a small fire going wherever he travels until Osuna jacks one?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Ozuna needed Jobu the week I ordered his ass, 6 weeks later and Ozuna is still chillin on waivers in multiple leagues. My Ozuna drop to Osuna add is working though!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he was dropped in my RCL too… I still like Ozuna, but it’s been hard to hold him

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: He was great for me last year and you had him and Bruce ranked right next to each other, so I drafted one, other or both on all teams and I dropped Ozuna cause I’m a die hard Bruce fan and I figured name alone Ozuna would sit for a bit.

            • Grey

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              Can’t argue with that

  12. ryan t says:
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    Great stuff Grey,

    do you like Panik or Lemahieu?
    Gattis or Yasmani for this week.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan t: DJ at home, Panik otherwise… Yasmani

  13. Malicious Phenom says:
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    On this day in baseball history:

    June 30, 1973 With an 8-7 extra-inning loss to L.A. at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds finish the day 11 games behind the first-place Dodgers. Led by the eventual National League MVP Pete Rose, who will win the batting title with a .338 average, Cincinnati will go on a 60-26 tear to capture the Western Division by 3.5 games.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Would have been more interesting to know how much coin Rose had on the game.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Fungazi: if he never bet against his own team and only bet to win (not the under on totals of course) why would anybody ever have a problem with this? In fact, if every athlete would forced to bet a certain % of their checks on themselves (say 30 % per game) sports would be MUCH MUCH better. nobody would ever take time off, hanram would be in fights with his own teammates every game or so.

  14. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Mike Leake was pretty turrible yesterday.

    Better ROS stash, Krush Davis or Sano?

  15. BambooLounge says:
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    With Soler coming back this week, should I drop Avisail for a RP stash (Giles or Will Smith) or just keep him as a bench bat? Should I drop him for L. Martin?

    Rest of OF: Harper/J. Upton/Burns/Polanco/Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BambooLounge: You don’t need those bench OFs… Giles

  16. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    looks like i’m not qualified for tout wars indeed eh?

  17. atl, son says:
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    I dutifully bought Buccholtz when commanded. Admittedly I was desperate. So watching his ERA drop is my favorite game!

  18. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Great morning read, first the obits and then Razzball to see if any of my players died.

    What to do with Carlos Santana, he is my firstbaseman. Not even walking much anymore. H2H points, 10 team daily lock, 5 keeper. Is he drop-able for any of these guys? Moreland, Belt, Carter, Lind, Parmelee or Singleton.

    Thanks for you advice.

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: I’d be really tempted to drop him for Belt, but would try to stash him. he seems to play dead for long stretches then be awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: I need to light a fire under that schmohawk’s ass… Man, he’s been miserable… I’d hold though

      • Dangerfield 51 says:
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        @Grey:
        Please do!!!

  19. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H w/ L and HLD, which SP ROS, with playoffs in mind–Buchholz, Walker or McCullers?

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Buchholz. given the H2H format, I’d be concerned that Walker and McCullers are gone come playoff time. Buchholz has been a stud for two months. see my comment below.

  20. Bob says:
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    SON is lukewarm on Phil Hughes @ CIN today. Would you start or sit him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Start

  21. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    I followed your advice and traded Chase Anderson for Buchholz shortly after you recommended him. here’s what my team log shows for him:

    58.2 IP; 1.69 ERA; 0.90 WHIP; 7.52 K/9; 7 Quality Starts

    and because Schadenfreude isn’t just a fun Halloween costume, here’s what Anderson has done for the guy to whom I traded him…

    43.1 IP; 4.57 ERA; 1.25 WHIP; 4.36 K/9; 3 Quality Starts

    Sometimes you make a trade and your leaguemates are like “what the hell was the point of that?” and then this happens… Thanks for the advice, sir!

  22. Matty says:
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    Cody and his ma leaves me thinking about Nick Kroll’s Legend of Young Larry Bird.
    Brilliant as always.
    Joey Gallo’s now interchangeable with waiver fodder in a twelve teamer, right? Need to drop someone to get J-Fer out of the DL spot and he or Chris Davis seem like the low man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Ha, thanks! Yeah, lose Gallo

  23. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB, I finally got out fast on a Monday! Maybe it was the night I spent with Detective Rachel McAdams.

    Public Service Announcement for anyone interested. Chris Carter’s batting line through 76 games this year: .198/.315/.405 with 14 homers and 38 RBI.

    Carter’s line through 76 games last year: 189/.269/.421 with 15 homers and 35 RBIs.

    I know this is a point of contention for us, but in and OBP league that doesn’t count Ks, this guy is going to be one of the more valuable hitters second half, and he’s still gettable right now.

    Now back to our originally scheduled programming.

    I’ve found Graveman quite useful since he came back, he has a knack for getting grounders, seems hard to elevate. Could he be the Anti-Rubby? Crap peripherals but pitches well? Not to answer, but to ponder….

    love ya,

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Those are actually pretty insane lines on Carter… I might throw eff to the wind and buy him myself in one league where I need power…. Graveman’s the anti-excitement…Very yawnstipating…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: DO IT! We can enjoy each and every home run together! It’ll be great!

        Yeah Graveman is certainly not exciting, but I’ll take every good start I can get until he implodes. I’m gonna keep running him out there til the Regression Reaper comes for him.

        Possible trade, would you sell Vogt and Alvarez for Hosmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I offered Soler, Longo for Carter and Sandoval…Don’t see why he won’t do it, but we’ll see

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Graveman’s actually decent for deep leagues b/c safe and boring…. I’d want Vogt there

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Thx, G. Yes, I would imagine he accepts that. I like it.

            Don’t get me wrong, Vogt has been a pleasure this year, but I’m starting to get the sell tingle in the back of my knee….It’s usually accurate.

            I could see him tiring and doing next to nothing in the second half. So I’ve been putting out feelers. I’m wondering if I could get Freeman for that package. Doubt it though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You sure that’s not the arthritis?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Wait you mean I’ve been making trades this whole time based on some freakin arthritis?? I THOUGHT IT WAS MY SELL INDICATOR

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Do me a favor, rub some Ben Gay on your knees and then look at your team, let’s check something

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Welp. I can’t believe it, G.

                    The tingle is gone. This whole time, trading off arthritis.

                    Urge to trade fading…..

                    Guess I’ll hold Vogt.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      See that!

  24. Matty says:
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    Brandon Crawford and Dickerson for Stressbird?
    I have a logjam in the offense and DL and I’m high on talent never going away.

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Matty: Definitely take Strasburg

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    Mornin’, Grey. Great article, as usual. Can I bother you for some advice in a 12-team 5×5 weekly move league? Streaming options and SON values are below:

    1-start Fiers @CIN (SON value $17.1)
    1-start Zimmermann vSF ($9.0)
    1-start McHugh @BOS (-$13)
    1-start Kennedy @STL (-$1.4)
    1-start Hutchison @DET (-$0.4)
    2-start Fister @ATL (-$2.9), vCIN (-$0.8)
    2-start BAnderson @AZ (-$8.5), vPHI ($22.8)
    2-start Garza @PHI ($1.8), vATL ($0.1)
    2-start Porcello @TOR (-$3.4), vMIA ($8.9)

    Probably starting Fiers and Zimmermann. That leaves room for 1 or 2 others, which I usually use for 2-start options (always chasing the wins). I liked Fister, but then saw his SON Values, and SON is pretty good. Then Anderson’s schizo week jumped out at me. Do I dare roll the dice with him? Or is Garza against 2 weak offenses the way to go? McHugh and Hutchison have been looking good, but SON hates them too. If you could rank them and give me your thoughts I would be grateful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Thanks! Fiers, Zimm, then you really have a bunch of toss ups… I’d go Fister, Anderson

  26. Bobby says:
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    Daily 5×5 Roto

    Drop B. Moss, Gattis, or CarGo for Moreland or Tomas?

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Bobby: I’d drop Moss for Tomas in a shallow league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Sorry, that’s unclear…Gattis and Moss for Tomas and Moreland

  27. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    LOL. Nice Hosmer burn :)

  28. Steve says:
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    Gallo, Suarez or Asdrubal?

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Steve: hold Gallo in a shallow/keeper league. otherwise stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: None? Suarez for a few

  29. Me times 2 says:
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    we here in MN HATE Mauer

  30. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Drop Chase Anderson for any of these guys?

    Available:
    Maurer, Karns, Koehler, Marco Estrada, CJ Wilson, Harangatang

    My team:
    sp-kershaw, gio, alex wood, c-mart, syndergaard, fiers, anderson, kennedy, dscalafini
    rp-storen, britton, melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fever Dog: These are streamers….Wilson

  31. VRugg says:
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    Grey – please rank these pitchers RS.
    Wacha, S. Miller, Buch, Noah, Fiers, Iwakuma, .
    Thanks in advance!

    • VRugg says:
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      Meant to type ROS not RS. Sorry about that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VRugg: How dare you! Wacha, Miller, Noah

  32. Pete says:
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    12 tm 5×5 keeper…..I have Ellsbury & Hamilton coming off the DL this week. Need 2 to drop (unless I drop Hamilton)….thoughts? Thanks!

    C – Hundley
    1B – C. Davis
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Correa
    CI – Bryant
    MI – Zobrist
    OF – Pederson, Gordon, Maybin, J. Harrison
    Util – Machado
    Bch – Teixiera, J. Gallo, C. Seager
    DL – Ellsbury, J. Hamilton

    SP – Scherzer, Bumgarner, Kluber, Salazar, Lester, Wei-Yen
    RP – K-Rod, Gregerson, Clippard, Osuna
    DL – A. Miller, Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Gallo, Seager

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey:

        Even in a keeper, where those guys are super cheap to keep?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then give me more info, prices guys can be kept, how many players you keep

          • Pete says:
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            @Grey:

            Can keep up to 10 guys, total of 20 pts. Keeper values below:

            C – Hundley (1)
            1B – C. Davis (4)
            2B – Kipnis (5)
            3B – Arenado (2)
            SS – Correa (1)
            CI – Bryant (2)
            MI – Zobrist (2)
            OF – Pederson (2), A. Gordon (4), Maybin (1), J. Harrison (2)
            Util – Machado (4)
            Bch – Teixiera (1), J. Gallo (1), C. Seager (1)
            DL – Ellsbury (6), J. Hamilton (1)

            SP – Scherzer (5), Bumgarner (6), Kluber (2), Salazar (2), Lester (2), Wei-Yen (1)
            RP – K-Rod (1), Gregerson (1), Clippard (1), Osuna (1)
            DL – A. Miller (1), Corbin (1)

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can lose Gordon and Maybin

  33. Clint says:
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    Should I ride out the Leonys shituation or drop him for Khris Davis in my 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Meh, hold for now

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Similar question: need 2 out of Leonys, Trumbo, and/or Duda ROS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Leonys

  34. Pb&j says:
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    Who you liking when K. Davis gets back ROS, him or Byrd?

  35. Jon says:
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    13 team CBSpoins league. Keep 3 guys per year. League counts every possible stat (get 1 point for a HBP for example, 3 points for a triple, -.5 for a strikeout). SPs are especially valuable (10 points for a win, 3 points per inning, -1 for a hit, earned run, wild pitch etc and -5 for a loss). There is a 1250 inning limit.
    I have been offered Cole Hamels and Sandoval for Puig and Longoria. I could plug in Hamlels as my no. 2 starter and use Sandoval at 3b. I could always move C Davis to 3b if necessary. That’s my thinking anyway. Am I selling Puig too low and is there that big of a difference between Longoria and Sandoval? Do the trade? It looks like it’s going to be a 3 team race for first.
    C Grandal
    1b C Davis
    2b Wong
    Ss Tulowitzki
    3b Longoria
    Of Harper
    Of J Upton
    Of Puig
    U Gardner
    Bench
    Ss Peralta
    1b Hosmer
    Of/1b Moss
    2b Travis

    SP Kershaw
    sP Carrasco
    SP Salazar
    SP Burnett
    SP Chavez
    SP Matz
    SP C Anderson
    SP Showmaker
    RP Perkins
    RP Casillia
    RP Ramos

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Don’t see the point

  36. sniff test says:
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    I have a spot that I’m playing with until Soler gets off the dl…no it’s not the g spot…unfortunately. It the SAGNOF spot. I currently have Leonys in there and boy is he yuck. Should I give this Cesar kid a try or hold?

  37. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    offered a throw in pitcher with a trade. Who is better ROS, Estrada or Tyson Ross?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: this is exactly the kind of crazyness i mentioned below.

  38. jojo says:
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    Wisler vWAS
    Quintana @STL
    V Velasquez vKC

    Would you start any of them tomorrow?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: In some leagues

  39. Ethan Stein says:
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    Which side do you want to be on:
    Samardzija and Maikel Franco for Carlos Martinez?

  40. Jack says:
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    I know they’re saying that as long as the Dodgers are winning, and that J-Roll stays above the Mendoza Line, that we won’t see Seager anytime soon. Are you buying that, or do you think we see him soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: I don’t see why Seager would be promoted

  41. Paul says:
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    Drop Starling Castro for Duffy?

    I am also putting a waiver in for Peralta because he was dropped but if I don’t get him should I grab Duffy tomorrow over Castro? Or is Duffy just an add I should take now and not even bother with Johnny Peralta?

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: Or what about a flyer in addison russell for SS, all of these guys would be at the expense of dropping castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Meh, can try Duffy, I’d want Jhonny

  42. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Thanks for the continued recaps and advice, Grey!

    I lost in the WHO DO I DROP Case of Wily vs. Khris. Apparently a Torn MCL wins over an oblique injury that occurred the week prior.

    Question for H2H-NL Only:
    How confident are you in starting Cole? The guy I’m playing has traded most of his pitching for hitting and it leaves him with guys that are more prone to get lit. He has the luxury of streaming for Ws and Ks, but I don’t have anyone to drop. I also have Chapman, Melancon, Jansen, and Ziegler to help with my ERA/WHIP. Would you sit Cole to possibly preserve ERA and WHIP at the cost of a chance to get a W and some Ks? The other owner did have Baez (1 IP, 4ER) pitch, and I already have 2 scoreless IP.

    My Staff (7 Starts)
    Cole (@DET,CLE), Arrieta (@NYM), Shields (SEA), Hendricks (@NYM,CLE), Heston (@MIA), and Peavy (@WAS).
    His Staff (6 Starts)
    Rubby (LAD,COL), Ray (LAD), Wisler (WAS), Koehler (@CHC), and CMart (SD).
    I appreciate your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pugs&Slugs: Ha, thanks! I’d start Cole in any league

  43. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    In the case of The People versus Patrick Corbin- how fast are you planning to hit the gas with him? Is he a in your rotation on the first day guy? Or, is he a wait and see how he adjusts to being back guy?

      • Ron D says:
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        @PK: against a mostly LHB lineup that’s prone to Ks, I might give him a shot

  44. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Anyone know Rick Porcello’s peripherals? Any chance he turns it around this year?
    I read somewhere that his velocity is up from last year, and his swinging strike rate is also up…

    Could he be a buy REALLY low?

  45. ashtray says:
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    With an underwhelming OF of Brantley/Pederson/Maybin I’m thinking of making a move. I currently have Rizzo at 1B and Arenado at 3B but I also have Miggy with his 1B/3B eligibility in my Util spot.

    1) Should I stand pat with my current lineup or should I move one of Rizzo/Miggy/Arenado for an OF?
    2) Which guy is the best sell and what OF should I aim for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: What’s the difference if you have stats coming from UTIL or your 3rd OF spot? I’d just rotate Maybin with hot bats until someone sticks

  46. Whiskey T says:
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    I’ve got the streaming bug pretty bad… Who do you think for today? SON likes Kennedy v SEA the most, or should I go Hughes @ CIN, the recently unhittable Estrada v BOS, or hop on the Montgomery @ SD “post hype” train? Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whiskey T: Montgomery’s worth a gamble

  47. kenly0 says:
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    I have Bogaerts at my MI spot. I’ve been offered Zobrist or D. Travis straight up. Should I take either. It’s a redraft league. I’m also 1st or 2nd in all hitting categories except sb’s. Think I’m 5th in sb’s.

    Also, in a dynasty league. Would you drop O. Arcia for Kris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kenly0: Don’t see the point of the trade… Drop Arcia for Davis

  48. Raftman says:
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    I accept this trade, right? H2H Points, Dynasty – I am currently 10-1 and want to win it this year…
    My J. Zimmerman/Longoria for his Beltre, Lucroy, Hanley Ramirez.
    My only concern – giving up SP since they are hot commodities, but I think I have enough depth to lose Zimmy… Thoughts?
    My Team – c- Ramos 1b- Cabrera 2B- Altuve 3B – Longoria SS – Bogaerts OF – Harper, Brantley, Heyward UT – Morales B – Polanco, Burns
    Minors – McGuire, H. Renfroe, N. R. Liriano
    SP – Cole, C. Martinez, S. Miller, C. Kluber, Carrasco RP – Allen, Soria B – Burnett, Desclafani, Rodon, J. Garcia, J. Zimmerman
    DL -Prado , Cobb
    Minors – Gausman, Kingham, Wisler, K. Zimmer, G. Holmes, T. Beede

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raftman: Sure, worth a gamble

  49. VamosALaPetco says:
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    H2H keeper league where everyone is allergic to trades. With Soler coming back in a few days, I need to think about dropping someone to avoid having a bat on the bench (I’m stashing Sano). Maybin with his weak line-up? Sandoval with his weak-hitting? I’d like to keep all of my pitchers because everyone in my league streams and the waiver wire has been picked bare. Brett Anderson would be the lowest of the low. My options are many, y’all.

      • VamosALaPetco says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brony! You the Grey-dest!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And you know that!

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    Better start for tomorrow:

    Anderson @ ARI
    Ray v. LAD
    Hahn v. COL

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    *Yes, I know I can look at the Stream-o-Nater, but I like some human input, too.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: also have Chen v. TEX as an option.

  51. CG says:
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    Polanco + Salazar for Shelby Miller ….which side is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CG: Salazar’s better than Miller

  52. Chris says:
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    In a 10 team H2H keeper I am doing very well, but looking to try to position myself to make a deep playoff run. This is only a 4 player keeper and I already am tossing and turning over Goldy, Abreu, Sale, Degrom, Harper and others as keepers for next year.

    Right now I’m putting Yunel Escobar out at short, who will be better ROS Yunel, or Corey Seager? I know its going out on a limb. Do I drop Duda (again i have abreu and goldy blocking him) and stash Seager?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: again i understand that Seager even coming up is kind of on a limb.

  53. G-Unit says:
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    Was offered Fielder/Pence for my Abreau, which side do you like?

    What do you expect ROS from Abreau?, I feel like he has another gear but disappointing thus far.

    Thanks for your time Grey, love reading your ramblings everyday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G-Unit: Fielder, thanks!

  54. Corey says:
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    I have to drop someone for J-Fer’s return. I’ve already been carrying more SPs than usual because I don’t want to drop any of them. My rotation:

    Strasburg
    Samardzlmnopja
    Hamels
    Tyson Ross
    Pineda
    McHugh
    Salazar
    Syndergaard
    Anibal Sanchez

    I think I drop Sanchez or Syndergaard, but I could also see the argument for Salazar or McHugh. What do you think?

  55. Moonlight Graham says:
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    10 team, 5×5, H2H

    keep Heyward or Bruce? thanks

  56. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, I was offered Beltre for my Reddick, I must accept, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  57. Nico says:
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    Grey! I need you to settle a debate bc my friend doesn’t trust my judgement… Great friend! He’s trading Reyes for Keuchel or Carrasco, which one do you like more RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Ha…Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, they’re pretty close

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: haha I was on Carrasco. Looking at their advanced numbers and looking where they are and where they will be RoS, Keuchel is prob lookin at a 3.5 ERA (assuming he stays under 3 for the year) and Carrasco a 2.7ish ERA (if he comes down to about 3).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I agree with that, they are close though

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: I relayed the Fantasy Master Lethario’s thoughts. Thanks for settling that!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  58. WalleyWorld says:
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    Dynasty league. Cron or Foltynewicz long term?

  59. Jimmy Two Times says:
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    Got offered Wong and Kennedy for my Carrasco in 14tm H2H. I have Murphy at 2b and the rest of my staff is Kluber Cole Stras Chavez Matz. Should I do It?

  60. Relsh says:
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    Tucker Max reference? High School/Virgin me thought he was so cool…

    Khris Davis or Pillar rest of season?

  61. Jax says:
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    Grey,

    In my 12-team CBS standard Roto league, I have Russell and A Escobar for SS and MI. There’s Matt Duffy, Cesar Hernandez, and Suarez on the FA list…would youI drop Russell for any one of those guys?

    Thanks my man,

    Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: Duffy

  62. Funscombe says:
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    Start Eduardo Rodriguez today vs blue jays? Have a bad feeling.

    Also pick up Teheran for start vs the Phillies on Friday?

    What are you guys thinking?

    Thanks as always Gray :)

    • Funscombe says:
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      @Funscombe:

      Grey***

      First time I’ve messed that one up. My bad!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Funscombe: I wouldn’t start Eduardo…Sure on Teheran

      • Ron D says:
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        @Grey: definitely wouldn’t start E-Rod, lefty going into Rogers centre is bad news against that lineup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  63. Ron D says:
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    Maikel today at home vs. jungmann or Neil walker on the road against verlander? Need a Util bat, gut is telling me walker but I don’t know if I can sit Franco right now

    • Ron D says:
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      @Ron D: whoever I sit will probly hit a home run anyway

  64. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    I dropped CHOO like a bad habit for ODOR any quibbs?Other than the fact he had a HR and his first hit in like a month? next one on the chopping block is A. Garcia. ROS Moreland or Garcia? I already own ODOR and Beltre, am I drunk on rangers? or is this a lineup worth owning with the brink of summer on the horizon

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: PS anytime someone brings up the Propelator Ron Propeil its a good post

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed!

  65. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Harper/Chavez or Jose Abreu rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Marty Janetty wasnt set up! He was the weak link of the tag team! ……Throws through glass window…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I think he was set up…Sorry to disagree

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks brothah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. jaw says:
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    trade kipnis for correa and mccullers? 12 team 5×5 h2h redraft. have dozier at 2b and kipnis at mi

  67. Reid says:
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    I just want to be on the same page as you when it comes to Duda. All we can do is wait and hope for better days ahead correct? It would be crazy to replace him with Lind or move Frazier from utility to 1B and play another OF like Avisail, Pillar, or Soler in the utility spot?

    I know he’s a streaky dude(a). Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: I’d put Duda in my lineup and hope for the best

    • Ron D says:
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      @Reid: plug in linD against righties til Duda heats up again

  68. getjohanoffmyballs says:
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    was just offered blackmon and king felix for abrue in my 10 team keeper league. Felix could be kept one more year in the 3rd round meanwhile blackmon would be a 12th round option odds are would make it as one of my my keepers. Abreu on the other hand can be kept for 2 more years in the 5th round. With your boytoy stanton going down,(you wish) im hesitant to trade any offense, especially abreu, , am i crazy for turning down this deal?

  69. Atlas says:
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    G, which do you value more:

    1. a player that contributes a little every week eg. Hosmer/Moreland

    2. a player that can make or break your team with wild swings in production from week to week, but at the end of the year has more production eg. Chris Davis

    Sorry I’m having a hard time determining the value of one over the other.

    Who do you value higher ROS: (Avg., R., RBI., HR., K’s)

    Lind, Moreland, C.Davis

    As always you da man. Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league size, shallow leagues, churn through 2’s… Davis

  70. Flesh Gordon says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto keeper league. 3 yr initial contract, $5 extension per year, up to 3 years extended after 2nd year. Cannot drop extended players. Was in 1st till 2 weeks ago, now trailing 96 pts to 116. 2 trades executed to turn the slide around:

    I sent Joc, Soler (yr 2, $5 each) for Prince, Reyes, Span, Shields.

    I sent C Gomez (4/5 $15), B Hamilton (3/4 $7), K Wong (2/3 $5), t’Arnaud (2/3 $2), M Harvey (2/3 $14), Syndegaard (1/3 $4), A Cobb (couldn’t drop), Pearce, S Castro (couldn’t drop) for Mike Trout (expiring), J Upton (1/3 $42), L Duda (exp), Maikel Franco (1/3 $18), D Ortiz (exp), E Incarciate (1/3 $17), L Forsythe (1/3 $17), C Kershaw (1/3 $101), Aroldis C (1/3 $15). My team is now:

    C- C Santana (2/3 $16)
    1- Miggy
    2- Logan Forsythe
    3- M Franco
    SS- Tulo
    MI- Reyes (2/3 $39)
    CI- P Fielder (1/3 $30)
    OF- Trout
    OF- harper
    OF- Upton (1/3 43)
    OF- Span (1/3 $10)
    OF- E Incarciate
    U- Duda/Ortiz/Yunel Escobar
    SP- King Felix
    SP- Kershaw
    SP- shelby miller (1/3 $6)
    SP- garrett Richards (2/3 $18)
    Sp- shields (1/3 $30)
    Ro- chapman
    Rp- robertson

    Ir- nori aoki (1/3 $9),r Zimmerman

    Is Franco plus Aoki reasonable to pull a 1/3 $42 Altuve to bolster steals or just pursue cheaper pieces like rajai davis? Did I give up too much? I figured go big or go home…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pursue cheaper steals…Trout deal is fine, don’t like the 1st

      • Flesh Gordon says:
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        @Grey: Is Rajai Davis or Maybin a reasonable expectation for Papi? Team has Raj on bench. Or should I move Zim. Both have blown chunks… But which is less likely to rebound?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d trade Zimm for Maybin or Rajai

  71. BigBenny says:
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    Cano got dropped in my league… You ok with dropping Valbuena to snag him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. Beastman says:
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    Excellent write up yet again, B-ravo.

    Deep keeper league, looking to win this year, less concerned about keeper status for next year:

    $1 Jessee Chavez or $21 Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Chavez

  73. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    With Ellsbury coming off the DL most likely on Friday, who should I drop?

    Ben Zobrist
    Yasmany Tomas
    Jean Segura
    Avisail Garcia

    Thanks!

  74. ebudz says:
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    Hola Grey!

    Let’s pick the best two streams for tomorrow! (one is a backup plan)

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

    Chen vs. TEX (19.2)
    Quintana @ STL (12.6)
    Shoemaker vs. NYY (8.9)
    Hahn vs. COL (8.8)
    Wisler vs. ATL (4.8)
    Elias @SD (2.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen, Hahn

  75. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I know that Sano was in your recent buy column, I have been considering adding him for some time now…my last bench/rotation players are Gallo, Plouffe, Duda. This is a keeper league, so my question is this; is Sano worth dropping Duda or Plouffe at this point, or is he the same player as Gallo essentially?

    It seems that Plouffe and Duda are basically the same exact player right now too, but at least I would have a rotation of Gallo, Sano, Plouffe to man third and UTL.

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Plouffe if bench bat

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Would you trust any of these today in a points league: Estrada, Erasmo, Frias, De La Rosa

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know matchups

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey:
            Estrada v. E-Rod
            Erasmo v. Salazar
            De La Rosa @ Gray
            Frias @ Rubby

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Erasmo at home? I’d trust him, but they’re all risky

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: Yeah, Erasmo at home. Those are literally the only starters available in my league. This week I play the only other undefeated team so I am going to take the risks to try to keep the 12-0 streak alive!

                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good luck!

                  • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                    @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Other perts are just a butter knife, yous a machete.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Word, cuz!

  76. Mike says:
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    Lindor, Segura, Semien or Hardy at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  77. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop Forsythe for Travis, MI? ROS. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Smoke it!

  78. Malicious Phenom says:
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    ROS: Gio or Julio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Julio

  79. Rice says:
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    Another great write-up!

    Drop Jesse Chavez or T. Walker to grab Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Walker

  80. ERad says:
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    I don’t mind making the wrong call (ie: benching Bucholtz @ TOR) – it’s when I decide to make the move 5 minutes before first pitch. It’s like when I make that call at 3 AM on a Friday night – I always regret it the next morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that one hurts, but just think, I’m your best man at your wedding in 2017, so you have that

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: All the table names will be Razzball glossary terms – how fitting!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hate to be at the Schmohawk table, amiright?!

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Clearly you’ll be at the head table – Slam & Legs – of course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And you can serve that too! You’ve prolly already thought of this!

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey: Everything’s coming up Milhouse!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s our man!

                • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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                  @ERad: sky masterson is yours!

  81. joe says:
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    start salazar today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. tyler says:
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    Hey Grey! Drop Semien for Duffy in a 11 team roto/ 28 roster league? Duffy has SS eligibility in yahoo. I only have 6 moves left for waiver wire adds, so I would hope one of these two SS would play the ROS.
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • tyler says:
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        @Grey: Gocha. Thanks and love the podcast! Any chance for an expanded two days a week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem and thanks! It’s not getting expanded this year for baseball

  83. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Grey! I followed your advice and made some moves to cover Stanton. Please tell me your thoughts on if I made things better or i’m crazy, thanks!
    12 team keeper league

    Roster Before:
    C- Gattis
    C- Phlegley
    1B- Frazier
    2B- Wong
    3B- Franco
    ss- Semien
    MI- J Perralta
    CI- Arenado
    OF- Billy Burns
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- J Butler
    OF- B Moss
    OF- J Upton
    U- Flores

    Bench
    k Morales
    Semien
    Hector Olivera
    Ozuna
    Stanton

    DL: D Wright
    d’Arnaud

    SP
    Chase Anderson
    Harvey
    Liriano
    Chad Bettis
    Scherzer
    Jaime Garcia
    A Wood
    Brian Johnson

    RP
    W DAvis
    G Holland
    Carson Smith

    DL
    P Corbin

    I traded:
    Stanton, DWright for Braun, Tyson Ross and had to take Porcello.
    and traded Harvey for Josh Donaldson

    So now i have the big bat to replace Stanton and Braun and others to replace Harvey, who i’m not convinced is lasting all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, depends on keeper values, but looks okay for this year

  84. Jonas says:
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    Should I trade Longoria for Mccullers?

    My third baseman would be Franco, who I know you have your reservations, so what do I do?

    My SPs:

    Zimmerman
    Carrasco
    Salazar
    Wood
    McHugh

    Have Beachy and Paxton on DL

    Going to add Quintana who is currently on waivers.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: Maybe I will counter Franco for Mccullers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not good

          • Jonas says:
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            @Grey: Thank you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

            • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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              @Jonas: i’d move longo before franco, and for a better pitcher, even if you have to do it.

  85. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    in a ten team mixed OBP league which side wins:

    Altuve/Chris Davis vs Machado/Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Scott says:
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    Drop Byrd, de Aza or Paredes for Colby Rasmus or HOLD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  87. John hinkle says:
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    10tm 5×5 roto. I am in 4th in steals and 1st in homers. I have a powerful team but in second place. I got offered Billy Hamilton for my Chris Davis. My other 1B are Ortiz and Morales. I have Arenado and Donaldson for 3B and CI. Other power options are Trout, Harper, Bruce. Also have Dee Gordon . Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for cheaper steals if you want steals

  88. J-FOH says:
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    I don’t get all the Moore and Corbin hoopla. Moore had more holes in his game than a block of swiss cheese and we all know Corbin was out of his mind two years ago. What gives?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wanna go platinum fronts this year, please remind me

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: noted and that was the answer to the post I did way above this one. But really I’m in a Garin mood and what gives with Moore and Corbin hoopla

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just read it, good stuff, JFOH

  89. Alfred says:
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    6×6 (standard with OPS, K/9, IP, QS instead of wins and K’s ), 12 team Roto League,

    Currently in 2nd place overall (down by 2 points), however, up by 23 sb (104 total) over 2nd place in that category, 38 above 3rd place.

    Right now Billy Hamilton not doing much for me due to the fact he’s basically hurting me in every other hitting category while not helping me gain points in sb.

    (R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG-OPS) team is 12-10-11-12-9-11 in hitting categories, (IP-QS-SV-ERA-WHIP-K/9) 9-7-10-2-2-11 in pitching categories. (pitching got off to bad start but I have faith in Straus, Carrasco, Tajuan, Hammel to turn it around)

    What do you think of my Braun + Billy Hamilton + Kimbrel for his Stanton + Tanaka?

    Should I shop Billy/Braun more or take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good unless playing for 2016

  90. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    Rolling with darnaud (DL)and pierzinski for catcher….trade both for Sal Perez in a points league?

    C darnaud/aj
    1b pujols
    2b Gordon 11th rd keeper
    3b Seager
    Ss semien
    Of a jones
    Of Brantley
    Of matte
    Utility c. Santana
    Utility. Y Tomas
    Bench c. Seager
    P scherzer
    P Arrieta
    P carrasco
    P Arrieta
    P Teheran
    P j Garcia (streamer)
    RP tolleson
    RP c Allen
    RP c. Smith

    Thanks a million. Guiding me to one game out of first so far this year!

    • Sange76 says:
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      @Sange76:

      Oh, Brantley rd 9 and Seager or Tomas rd 12 would be my other keepers.

      • Sange76 says:
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        @Sange76:

        Actually, while I’m here, another quick one. Different league.
        12 team straight roto

        Could use some pop and a 5th of and 3b not named moustakis.
        Guy offered me Chris Davis and Carlos Gonzales for Jose Fernandez. Thoughts?
        Thanks again!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Perez

  91. Atlas says:
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    Who ya like today, G ?

    Estrada Vs Boston

    Montgomery Vs SD

    Heaney Vs NY

    Nova Vs LAA

    • Atlas says:
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      @Atlas:

      Good call on Graveman last night BTW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Montgomery

  92. PaddyTwoTimes says:
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    @ Grey

    I gotta say, the Podcast was on point this week. Nothing like Queso dip on my dog’s foot. Moreover, the discussion of Cockcroft fantasy decisions was actually pretty interesting. Why would you write pieces that you, as Cockcroft, do not really believe. Probs why I come back here.

    Anyhoo, vaccuum 12 man roto, down in HR and up in avg, do you like Turner, J more than Valbuena. I feel like I can balance Valbuena with Kipnis right now. But, is Turner a better stat stuffer? I have Donaldson and Rizzo at the corners in a keeper, so Turner and Valbuena are mainly Util. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, swear on that Cockcroft thing, and it’s bonkers… I’d go Valbuena

      • PaddyTwoTimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. Seems like ESPN’s whole perspective on everything sports. Never really report on anything, just give the vast majority of the people what they want to hear: Favre, Patriots scandal and Red Sox v. Yanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: I think Cockcroft is not allowed to write anything substantial because ESPN wants people to join their insiders.I bet if Cockcroft wrote for Razzball his articles would be way different.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, he’s not an idiot

  93. Braves in 2017 says:
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    Im in a deep 14 team keeper league where I need to clear room to activate Gausman and Moore. What say ye?

    Give – Hechavarria and Matt Moore

    Get- Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  94. ashtray says:
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    Cano was finally dropped in my league. I’m less upset every year that my Yankees turned him loose. Doesn’t hurt that even Stephen Drew is looking more productive than Cano Dontchaknow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Oops forgot the question: Would you put a waiver claim in on him if you already had Panik and Betts rostered for 2B?

      Drops would be a back-end SP like Chavez, Chen, Salazar, Syndergaard, Richards….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can lose Panik for him if you like

      • The Harrow says:
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        @ashtray: nice shallow league with salazar/richards being back end types, they were both ranked top 50 preseason.

  95. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey. I have Belt and Lind occupying my utility spots in a 10 team H2H league. Do I drop either for Moreland, or hold? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  96. Matt says:
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    You think Rusney or Schwarber will be up first? Need to stash in 5×5 obp/saves+holds league where I am 10th and need a longshot

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney

  97. quimmy says:
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    My Shark and Cano for his Machado? OBP League. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  98. Gerry says:
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    Puig or Abreau ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  99. Groovy says:
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    Braun, panda

    Or

    Machado, Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  100. Alfred says:
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    6×6 roto with IP, QS, K/9, ERA WHIP SV

    Only have enough room for 2 on bench: Bauer, Rodon, McHugh, CJ Wilson, Hellickson, Kyle Gibson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Rodon

  101. Bye Felicia says:
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    Awesome write up! The drop the Mic & Billy D 40 comments have me weak! Oh, tell the guy in tout wars I have an acre of swampland for sale. It’s perfect for burying fantasy catchers drafted in the top 100

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, will do! He could use it

  102. BornTooLate says:
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    12 team h2h and in second place behind 2.5 games. Looking to solidify my rotation ROS. Who would you drop to pick up Ervin Santana? I’m thinking C Anderson, however, I think I need to make a move ASAP and I would lose his next start. Thanks in advance, Grey!

    Scherzer
    Lester
    McCullers
    Volquez
    Hahn
    Hendricks (my streamer this week)
    C Anderson
    Heston

    RP: Storen, Gregerson, AJ Ramos, W Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  103. Scott says:
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    Could be Gray vs. Gray in Colorado tonight. What do you know of Jon Gray? Would it sour you against Oakland hitters tonight if it turned out to be him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch a Rockies pitcher

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Because the opposing batters will!?!

  104. Jim says:
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    Did I miss the post about dropping Starling Castro yet? Then who do I pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who’s available

      • Jim says:
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        @Grey: Hernandez or Hardy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs

  105. Tom says:
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    In a 10 team OBP Daily H2H league would you trade:

    Fielder, VMart & B. Hamilton for

    A. Gonzalez, LaRoche, Hanley?

    I have Ellsbury coming back with Springer, Sousa, Kipnis, Bruce, Votto & Dozier for SB’s. I only carry one bench bat so Hanley (SS, OF) gives me some nice flexibility especially with my Tulo getting what seems like a day off per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  106. ScreechOwl says:
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    If you don’t mind offering a quick opinion, please let me know if you’d prefer Odor or Valbuena for the remainder of the season? I could keep either one, too, but Rendon has to be healthy eventually, right?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena, it’s a needs thing

  107. Milarky says:
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    I’m a Stanton owner in first place, looking to try and hang on or improve in the power department. I’ve been offered the following and think it’s gotta be a go, right? I give…

    Stanton, Price, Zunino (or Chirinos), and Kennys Vargas (or equivalent shitter)
    Bautista, Lester, McCann, Ortiz

    I think it looks like I have to take it, though even though it’s crazy offensive upgrade, I’m nervous about the potential pitching dropoff. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? Lester side

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: It’s not a redraft – we keep 4 hitters, 2 pitchers. I’d be sacrificing keeper value, but I’d take it if it means I win. It means I keep Bautista instead of Stanton, and I already have Scherzer and Kluber. Basically I’m choosing between this offer, or giving up Stanton/Duda for Marte/Pujols. I only think this makes more sense if the pitching dropoff is significant, since the second place guy can make up a lot of pitching points. Still the Lester offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Milarky says:
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            @Grey: Interesting – you don’t think it’s enough of a boost this year to compensate for the keeper hit? Or is it the drop from Price to Lester?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t think it’s enough of a boost for the keeper hit

              • Milarky says:
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                @Grey: Hurtin, Grey! I’m flooded with offers now! Here is what I’m looking at (notice that one doesn’t even ask for Stanton):

                1) Machado/Price for Carpenter/Lester/McCann/Ortiz
                2) Stanton for Cespedes and Braun
                3) Stanton/Price/Casilla for Braun/Cespedes/Hammel/Chapman
                4) Stanton/Correa/Solarte for Ellsbury/Chris Davis/Mikael Franco/Lance Lynn

                I don’t want to give up both Correa and Stanton so seeing what the last offer might change to. At the very least he might sub in Upton for Ellsbury, but that would mean I still lose Correa. I think the last one kills me too much for keepers. The beauty of the first one is that I can still deal Stanton if I want to for more help – or not, given that I’ve helped myself in power. I have Frazier so Machado isn’t a keeper for me, and I have Kluber and Scherzer so Price is expendable to me too if Lester can bring it back around.

                Long post – sorry. thoughts on the offers?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  These are not good

                  • Milarky says:
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                    @Grey: Even if trading Machado doesn’t impact my keepers? True that Carpenter slides in for Machado as my second 3B starter (after Frazier), but then McCann replaces Zunino as my second catcher (d’Arnaud is first), Ortiz replaces Vargas as DH, and Lester comes in as my 4th best starter replacing Price as my third best (Scherzer, Kluber, Carrasco). You still don’t like?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You don’t need that many aces, don’t trade away Stanton in a keeper b/c he’s out for a month

  108. randalf04 says:
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    Would you trade AJ Ramos for Ben Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. Pedro says:
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    Drop any of the following for Buchholz and/or Chavez?

    Pineda, Hammel, Lynn, Ross, Matz, McCullers, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch over Walker

      • Pedro says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. SallyCips says:
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    Hey man,

    Little late to the party today, but deadlines. While I eat my bistec cemita, though, here’s a couple of offers I threw out last night in the throes of late night freelancing:

    I give: Machado, Ozuna, Colabello, Axford
    I get: Puig, Gardner, Moustakis, McCullers

    I give: Kershaw, Perez, McGee, Lemahieu
    I get: Arenado, Carrasco, Boxberger, Ramos

    Thoughts?

    Thanks, peace.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @SallyCips: Sorry that’s catchers Sally Perez and Wilson Ramos in that second one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deals are okay, I don’t like trading so many players at once…I prefer the Arenado deal

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: I usually don’t initiate the big ones, but I will admit at loving the wholesaleness of changing your team drastically. The first one, though, was a counter on a bigger one, and then I got ballsy with the second. Doubt either get accepted as is, but it would be hella interesting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  111. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Would you drop Chase Anderson for Drew Hutchison, Kyle Hendricks or Patrick Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  112. Philsfan76 says:
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    Was just offered Daniel Murphy for Iwakuma in a points leage. my 2B is Wong, pitchers are G. Gole, Keuchel, Casilla, Delabar, Osuna, Pineda, Salazar, Syndergaard, Ventura. MI are Russell, Lindor, Desmond. i don’t really need the move, agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  113. chucky says:
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    With both Stanton and Dickerson out, possibly for the duration, would you swap out Maybin for Kris Davis? Drop either Longo or KSeager for Kris if you had both Crush and Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey

    10 team, h2h redraft standard 5×5 cat… Pitchers are hard to come by but bats are deep.

    What side do you like more?

    Shelby miller and Jose Fernandez or garret Richards and lance McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  115. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) I have Soler coming back off the DL in the next couple days so I need to drop an OF to accommodate this move. However, both of the OF that I am considering dropping (Souza and Gordon) have both been meh the past couple of weeks.

    Hold one of Gordon/Souza or drop both for Soler and one of the following OF: Moss, Yelich, Span, Choo, Granderson, J. Hamilton, Avisail, Ethier

    2) Best DL stash: Myers, Zimmerman, Aoki, Buxton, Smyly, Paxton.

    My pitching is in really good shape so I am guessing Buxton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Gordon… Sure, Buxton

  116. Hawk says:
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    That Wily Peralta blurb had coffee coming out my nose. Thanks, June Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  117. agarthered says:
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    Been offered David Robertson for my Billy Hamilton im 15 sbs ahead of 2nd place and need saves.

    May take it, but im thinking i could get a stud starting pitcher instead, who would you guys all target when trading billy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than an injured closer

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you know something I don’t know about Robertson? I haven’t heard he was injured

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crap, was thinking of Miller, my bad… That trade is fair, sorry about that

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: THAT’s why you told me K-Rob was hurt last week, you thought it was miller, that’s a funny NYY sub F’up, and you’ve been doing it for a while, hehe.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, brain fart

  118. Scott says:
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    I’ve got a corner infidel in my Utility spot. Am I crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Scott: unless you are breaking league rules, what’s the problem.

  119. Chezlow says:
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    J.Upton gets me Greinke…need pitching and have Pence to fill OF spot once back. Move or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  120. HighHeat says:
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    Great work today!!! Question for you, I have Salazar and Matz. I am very interested in McCullers who just hit the WW. Would you drop either for him. I am a little concerned about the 6 man rotation in NY and an innings limit for Matz. H2H daily 6×5 . Thanks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Meh, hold

  121. Greyismyhero says:
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    Trade offered: Betts for Marte, I have Flores right now at 2B…Would move Maybin up to replace Marte….What say you Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Marte

  122. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you trade Wacha for Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. Matt says:
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    Which side, obp league: Sale/M Taylor or Pineda/C Gomez

    Gracias

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Matt: Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  124. Scott says:
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    Activating JoFer tomorrow in a weekly HTH league and have too many closers. who is droppable?
    Uehara
    Soria
    Jansen
    Tolleson
    Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  125. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Follow up to my question above:

    “Hold one of Gordon/Souza or drop both for Soler and one of the following OF: Moss, Yelich, Span, Choo, Granderson, J. Hamilton, Avisail, Ethier”

    So drop Gordon for Soler and then hold onto Souza over the other options?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, unless you have a need

  126. Mr. Glass says:
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    i got tired of getting bombed by Tehran so i dropped him…. if anyone else in here owns him i would hold on to him because he for sure will turn it around now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  127. jaw says:
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    drop addison russell for cesar hernandez? 12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. dem ribbies says:
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    aaaaand, Gallo is back @ AAA Round Rock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising

  129. Eric says:
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    Arrieta for Pollack, Pederson or C Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair if you have pitching to spare…. I’d take Pederson, but they’re all the same

  130. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey,

    Quick question for you involving a keeper league. Would you pull the trigger on the following trade:

    M. Moore (can be kept in 17th round)
    for
    Y.Puig (can be kept in 8th round)

    I would be on the Puig side.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side, not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw

  131. chisoxx22 says:
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    Im in last in hr, and about 23 saves outta 1st.
    trade kipnis/cueto for miggy/ramos.
    I’d still have altuve at 2nd, and my pitchers without cueto. Archer, hamels, burnett, Carrasco, miller, salazar, and j. Hammel.
    Bucholtz and wood are available in the player pool too so I could add one to fill the cueto gap? Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  132. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Guess it is a good thing that I never got around to dropping Plouffe for Sano…Earlier, Adios Gallo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Ozuna and Polanco were both cut in that very league. Who do you like more for a 2nd half bounce-back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  133. 1) Don’t think I’m gonna do any of these right now, but if the rest of your starters were Kluber, Carrasco, and Samardzija would you drop any of these for Corbin: Chavez, Fiers, or Chen?

    2) I kinda wish I’d sold Cruz when you first said to, but would you trade him for Altuve or Dozier if you could get them? I can’t do the whole Rendon thing all year (although if I’ve done it this long…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen maybe, but I’d wait to see a start…I’d take Altuve or Dozier

  134. Abdoozy says:
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    Byrd or Ozuna ROS? H2H redraft league with OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  135. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, great post.

    I’m rolling Erasmo out today vs. Cle. If he has a stellar start, would he be upgraded from a streamer in a 10-team mixed dynasty league?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nah, prolly continue to stream

  136. chisoxx22 says:
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    Thanks grey! One more for ya wood or bucholtz 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  137. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    franco owners beware, yahoo’s claiming he’s playing, but he’s not listed as playing in razzball’s lineup link.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: uh oh, might be first time all year yours are wrong, maybe, rotowire shows him playing. Yahoo is last thing to trust of course.

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: no wait, now yours has put him back in too, this just happened in last 3 minutes though.

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: rotowire’s show rain chance too, nice, and it’s very likely to rain in
            BAL, PHI, DET, CIN, and ATL.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would suck

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Weird

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d be surprised if he’s sitting

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: for at least 20 minutes your guys’ link for lineups had him out, and yahoo/rotowire had him in. they are all in agreement now. First time this year i’ve seen that, it’s happened before, but it usually corrects itself. I figured out what happened, the guy who types it confused franceour and franco, as franceour was listed as playing when franco wasn’t.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… Stupid outsourcing

  138. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, SON nailed CJ last night, unforcth I’m still cleaning up all the Shizz that Leaked all over my team. Loved that you shared Miami Uber Fan! Quick question…… there’s been a bit of a debate in my league ESPN Keeper League (5×5 OPS instead of Avg) A guy claiming that he desperately needed offense in the worst way traded Bryant for Seager and Harrison saying that it was a 2 for 1, yet he dropped Rasmus to acquire Seager & Harrison. I’m not going to go into the details, I just wanted “Grey’s Thoughts” on it, am I missing something? (side note I think you need a special corner on the site that’s dedicated to Grey’s Thoughts, like old SNL Jack Handey)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Deep thoughts with Grey Albright… Trade’s is bad, but I don’t believe in vetoes… Assuming that’s Kyle Seager, btw

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah it was Kyle, I was all over that shizz, cause I’m a numbers nut and I was like, “you need offense, yet you down graded in every category except you added 1 SB?”. I was like, “you could of dropped Rasmus and grabbed Revere or BP if you needed bags and still had Bryant”, SMH. Grey says it doesn’t veto makes me fell a little better, trades cost $5, but granted I don’t know much about Seager, so thought maybe I was missing something. You do deep thoughts on a lot of your write ups, I think you need a place to highlight the gems. I’m sure everyone on here has spit there coffee out while reading this shizz!

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Their coffee

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Teddy Heater: it’s not a dump trade (i.e. cheating to help somebody), so not vetoable. i don’t like vetoing unless it’s obvious somebody is so stupid he’s dumping intentionally or not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, thanks, BFF! Yeah it’s hard to know what schmohawks are thinking when it comes to trades but also have to let others make their own mistakes

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: BFF, I was showing the @Grey: BFF, Bug finally came to terms with me having a Man Crush! I showed her the Miami fan that was cra,cra with the beard and sleeve. She watched his video and then looked at me and said….”I thought you were nuts! Does Cougs put up with this shizz too?”

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Teddy Heater: I went out on a limb and said “Yeah, Cougs knew what she got into”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Cougs puts up with me working 18 hour days for six months a year

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Cougs has to be Bonnie & Clyde down to deal with that shizz!! Cougs and Bug have to meet, just so they can share war stories about Esponisa, Gyorko, Rutlledge and Mad Max!!! Bug’s been down from the time you nailed Mad Max, even though I’m color blind…. I’ve got 20/10 vision, so don’t pay no mind!! You’ve come a long way since then…. We’ve both been a fan since way back when ……… It was back in the day when Ah Shizz wasn’t relevant! There were soooo many Top Pitchers that made you want to quit,…….. Just follow Grey’s Golden Credo…….. Never, ever draft a top SP before the first 8 rounds cause we know……. SP’s are a dime a dozen and don’t get mad when I F**k your cousin……. There’s too much O to lose when you draft a pitching hound, you’re better off saving that for some SAFGNOF… (I just ran out of gas) Props to you and Tehol when guys bust lyrics, That shizz is epic…. Bring GOT into the mix and well you know….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cougs would honestly have nothing to say about those guys, because I tell her nothing… She knows Chase Utley because he’s married to a daughter of her mom’s friend… Actually, she might not even remember his name… Damn, Cougs doesn’t care about what I do?! Ha, thanks on the lyrics, just goofing…SAGNOF, always!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey:BFF, Cesar Hernandez drank the hidden potion from Gauntlet and got SAGNOF squared! Dude is going to steal 20 bags in the next 2 weeks!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dude’s out of control, right?

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Teddy Heater: that game wasn’t beatable at all.

  139. Fungazi says:
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    Matt Cain over Velasqeuz with L & QS cats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Cain, Cain bring da PAIN!! Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    this lineup from above
    16 team H2H with 6 keepers at no cost. OPS/hits/QS/holds added
    OBP wolf
    goldy
    jace
    holt
    arenado
    OF – pollock/upton/avisail
    util – grichuk/de aza
    BN ozuna
    DL – soler
    NA sano
    SP carrasco/keuchel/c.anderson/chavez/liriano/ray (streamer, maybe)
    /hendricks (steamer, maybe)
    RP street/c.smith/mcgee/watson/axford
    DL cobb

    1. so would you rather have carmart + thor or carrasco?
    2. who’s drop for soler in a few days?
    2. since cobb needs TJ, has he fallen off of being a keeper, and if so, should i stash khris davis and cobb to stash k.davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart… De Aza… Davis over Cobb

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: didn’t know whether de aza’s hot streak trumped ozuna’s pedigree.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Mantis Toboggan MD: drop anderson/hendricks or ray to do the carmart trade?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Anderson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is what the coin flip comes down to

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Grey: i resent it, and opp wants a 19th for his 23rd, this is still good yes.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  141. Great White North says:
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    Help! My inner voice has proclaimed I must find a streamer for this evening, so I can giggle when I shit.

    Hughes @ Cin (DeScarface)
    Kennedy v Sea (Montgomery)
    Montgomery @ SD (Kennedy)
    Heaney v NYY (Nova – a great pbs show like the greta british baking show, but sceince, yo)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Were you the one that told me about that baking show? I haven’t stopped watching it since then! Cougs thinks I’m crazy… I went back and watched old seasons! Montgomery

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Montgomery it is!

  142. Great White North says:
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    I fucking love that show! So does my Cougs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the best show on TV! It’s effin scrummy!

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Soggy bottom sponges and crumbly chouxs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love you! My Cougs made dacquoise after I watched the episode and I’m about to make a plaited loaf this weekend… Not even joking, I’m crazy for GBBO

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: Wifey has been buging me to step up my game. Bannana bread just isn’t cutting it any more.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I made paul hollywood’s flatbreads the other day with Camembert and quince (recipe online)… Pretty good but I over kneaded the dough, I think

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: Season 6 is going to be on later this summer. Mary Berry says they are going back to the basics for this bake off. You have inspired me to bake something this weekend from the show. I will let you know how it goes.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Please do! Same here… Make sure you tell me when it returns too because I’ve been watching old seasons on YouTube…

                  • Great White North says:
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                    @Grey: Will do. (Martha from season 5 is my Lolita, or Police song.)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally! And her teeth are good, what?!

  143. Yel says:
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    Give me a reason not to start leonys $18 over ozuna $8 net steals/steals are cats only other stealing threat I have is upton and yelich

    Leonys vs Miguel Gonzalez @bal
    Ozuna vs volgelsong @mia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no reason for you

  144. Gelato says:
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    Does Navarro get Homer against Erod today? $11
    Does lucroy go 0-4 against Cole hamels $-1

    Who you starting?

    • Gelato says:
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      @Gelato:
      Phillies game delayed

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Navarro

  145. Running Frog says:
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    Considering dropping Puig outright in my ESPN 10-teamer. Before you call a suicide hotline on my behalf, here are some numbers:

    Dating back to June 1, 2014, Puig has been available (not on the DL) for 144 Dodger games. Of those he has missed 16 games with little onesie-twosie injuries. His stats for the 128 games where he has seen action?

    72 R, 8 HR, 39 RBI, 6 SB, .276 BA

    Is that even a rosterable player over 144 games? And it’s only getting worse. His SB success rate is so bad that Mattingly has essentially told him not to run (it’s probably the right choice since he’s 22 for 39 in his career) and he is 0 for 2 in SB attempts in 31 games this year.

    144 team games is not a cold streak. Especially not for a player with little track record. Yes, June 2013 and May 2014 were both glorious. But it’s been over a calendar year since Puig was actually “good”, and a calendar year before that he wasn’t even in the majors.

    Puig’s first 164 team games (callup June 3, 2013 to May 31 2014):
    98 – 30 – 82 – 16 – .328 …. with 9 missed games
    Since then 144 team games (June 1, 2014 to current, ignoring 38-game DL stint)
    72 – 8 – 39 – 6 – .276 …. with 16 missed games

    I probably won’t actually drop him. I hope there is someone in my league who will give me a top-100 player for him purely on name recognition. But Puig is below replacement value in a shallow mixed league, and has been for half his career now, with little compelling evidence it’s going to change.

    Since I feel obligated to ask a question after statistical diarrhea, Grey, do you like Duffy or Russell better for ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His upside is way too high to consider dropping… Duffy

  146. chisoxx22 says:
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    Starting cargo (gonzalez) vs gray in oak
    or cain vs keuchel @ hou?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo, Gray’s not pitching

  147. Derrick says:
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    Souza a must add in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  148. The Great Knoche says:
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    Well Estrada coming back to earth, but the no-hitter still intact.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  149. SteveNZ says:
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    Mitch Moreland again? This is getting pretty ridiculous.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Just saw a replay. Most major leaguers will put that one into the stands.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop getting guys I don’t own hot

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ha. You never thanked me for Arenado last week.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @SteveNZ: Thank you.

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @SteveNZ: did you play jew don in the last 15 or so days too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess that’s true

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Just as well I have Davis and Choo, I suppose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did you just jinx my Davis?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Guess that remains to be seen. Not for today, at least.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mm-hmm

    • 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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      @SteveNZ: he’s borrowed some of the ass shots used by v-mart last year, cruz last couple of years, A-Roid this year, possibly Braun again. It would be shocking to actually hear how much has been invested by this group in last couple of years into that stuff. gotta be at least 1.5 million, basing it on how much braun’s stuff was 3 or 4 years ago. It’s not like the technology of not getting caught has gone down either, could easily be over 2 million.

  150. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. Is Carlos Santana drop able??

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Frank White: like with all add/drop questions the add is the most important part of those questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  151. The Great Knoche says:
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    What was Oaktown’s JBJ stat line again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean 420’s?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Nonot 4020. Thought he had one for Jackie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, not sure

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Can’t take credit. I think the JBJ is any three walk game. Albright and his obsessive hatred of real baseball originated the meme. He hates the walk almost as he hates to walk. He’s so lazy he wanted to be a two income family so he told Cougs to get a second job.

            S’up, Albright.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Walking means taking four balls, gives me the shivers about my extra-testicled gym teacher, sorry, can’t shake it…

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Coach Balfour?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You had him too?!

  152. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    SON’s got it right, vogel not good on road, dee gordon shouldn’t be homering off anybody. good stadium, bad offense, not enough for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  153. Abdoozy says:
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    DEE GORDON HOME RUN SIGHTING

    END OF TIMES APPROACHETH!! GET RIGHT WITH [DEITY] NOW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  154. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    estrada showed back up finally, he’s been waivered in some leagues, crazy crazy people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  155. Mikey B says:
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    Like any of these streamers
    Shoemaker vs yankees $9.1
    Trevor may at cinch .1
    valasquez vs kc $4.4
    hellickson vs colorado $9.1
    Rubby de la rosa vs colrado $14.4
    Graveman vs seattle $-16

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially, would go Rubby

  156. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    YEAAAAH cheerios!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  157. los locos says:
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    Grey, ROS Y Escobar or Lindor?

    10 team keeper, I own Hanley currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  158. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Why is it always “flu-like symptom?” Nobody ever has the flu in sports. He’s in the hospital with “flu-like symptoms.” Like vomiting and a high fever? Those are flu PRECISE symptoms. I imagine he’s also battling dehydration. Such a brave battle.

    • Kid A says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: If they sent him to Highland, he’s a goner for sure.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Kid A:

        There’s no way the A’s aren’t all on Kaiser.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      ER doc: Ok…what are we looking at?
      Nurse: Well this guy has gunshot-like symptoms.

    • Kid A says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I’m holding vigil with my solar gnome. He’ll pull through. Or not. The thing is a real piece of shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe he has the squirts and precision might be TMI

  159. Brett says:
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    Moreland is en fuego him or avisail?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Brett: As I’m up against him in H2H this week, I’d say you’re safe to stick with Moreland till Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I had to suffer through THREE 2-homer games from Arenado last week. Two from Moreland this week already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vegas should hire you to be the cooler!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And now Watons blows a Hold in spectacular fashion. The week not going so well against the last-placed team…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that your sister you’re against?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: No, just some geezer with all the suddenly-hot players.

                Oh, and Mike Trout…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah….How’s the sister doing?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: He’s got Byrd too FFS.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re the cooler!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I’m the fire-starter for my opposition.

                    My sister is scuffling a bit in 10th but only 5.5 games out of a playoff spot.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, not bad…

  160. Kid A says:
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    Both Steves plugged into the Razz. Like old times. Feels good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: soak it up, now if we could get Magoo to actually comment again instead of just answering his 12 questions on every post

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Not everyone can reap the eyeball rewards of a weekly ranking post.

        I posted a question on the FCL board. Penny for your thoughts.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: I try to tell people to talk him up but it falls on deaf ears

          • Kid A says:
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            @J-FOH: Most geniuses aren’t appreciated in their time.

            The name Magoo will echo through the anals of FBB history.

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @Kid A: Haha. Freudian slip? You and your double entendres. Never change, Kid.

              • Kid A says:
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                @Big Magoo:

                Working as intended.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  What country you in now, A?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: Pitched battle at the peak of Original Recipe. You’ve got a lot of starts up your sleeve, however…

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Thanks again for the league invite.

        Been damn fun ricocheting off you the last couple of weeks.

        Worst of luck to you moving forward.

  161. The Great Knoche says:
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    Maybe Salazar should pitch to contact more often. Watched as lot of Buffalo Bill last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  162. Jojo says:
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    Hi Grey, 5×5 league, My ubaldo and maybin for J upton and lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  163. Groovy says:
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    Vmart or carlos Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, V-Mart

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Oye Como Va!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be, he’s a mess

  164. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Dropping any of these guys for Erasmo?

    Gausman
    Quintana
    Fiers
    Chavez
    McHugh

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @JimmySuitcase: isn’t gaus out of rotation yet again? i see he’s starting on the 2nd but they already have 5 healthy guys over in BAL town (that’s what she said at the gangbang)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  165. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    if heaney ices em yet again, it’ll be certainly true either that he really likes irony, or was just bored being in minors.

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: in a 14 team league where hendricks was by far best streamer option (to the point where i’m keeping him for now), should we still hold on grabbing heaney over c.anderson. SON loves Anderson’s upcoming games, not so much heaney, but heaney will be picked up tonight if i don’t. Still think he’s going down when weaver gets back?

  166. Regan says:
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    How much wood could a Grichuk chuck if a Grichuk could chuck wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A lot?

  167. los locos says:
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    Grey, Mike Montgomery worth a pick up over Hendrick (Cubs), what happens when Iwankuna comes back next week.?

    Also, Duda, Lind or Moreland?

    • Grey

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      I’d stick with Hendricks there…Moreland

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @los locos: hopefully they just bench sports bureau for those of us that just grabbed mont in deeper leagues.

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