Jameson Taillon was sidelined indefinitely as he’s being treated for testicular cancer.  *everyone but five girl readers cross their legs*  As a man, this is up there with the scariest things that could happen.  1. Ball cancer.  2.  Someone scratches my ride.  3.  Hearing “Are you in yet?” when you’re in.  That’s ranked in order, but they’re close.  This reminds me of the time I neutered my dog.  I asked the doctor if I could take home in a formaldehyde jar my boys’ ‘berries.’  I told the doctor no dog would ever misbehave with a constant reminder nearby that I could hold up to show what I was capable of.   They didn’t give the jar to me.  Hopefully Taillon’s okay, and back soon.  I will say I would’ve liked to be there when his replacement, Trevor Williams, was asked to take the ball.  Williams gulps, “Can we clarify which ball you mean?”   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rich Hill – Aiming to return from his 16-month-old blister.  I have a TV fan theory, I think St. Elsewhere took place inside Rich Hill’s blister.

Brandon McCarthy – Skipped in the rotation after hurting his non-throwing shoulder.  He also hit the DL, but will make his next start, because the DL is now 5 seconds long.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .395.  I’m told Chris Taylor has a new approach this year, and is not the woman married to Ben Stiller.  A) Okay.  B) Marcia Marcia Marcia. C) There’s no C.  Taylor is a platoon player, and out of a job when Forsythe returns.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .246. When Puig lets one fly!

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  I’ve been telling people to grab Wood — stop giggling — for as long as he’s been in the rotation.

Matt Duffy – Said he’s running at 90% and ready for rehab games.  I’m writing at ninety percen.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Short schedule day, batty call, Colby Rasmus!  Could actually be a sign of a little schmotato here because he has two homers in the last three games.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and his 1st and 2nd steals, and the Royals exploded for seven runs.  I think that was one-third of the Royals’ season-long production in one game.  Thanks, Blake I’ll Never Snell The 6th Inning.

Nate Karns – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  As his ERA likely indicates, Karns is a Streamer-o-Nator call.  Like the call it makes to its aunt, Team-o-Nator, when it wants to chat.

Mike Trout – MRI on his hamstring came back clean.  When Trout left the room, the MRI was heard squealing, “I got to MRI Mike effin’ Trout!”

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He was sidelined in April, so hitting his first home run now isn’t as crazy as it sounds.  Valbuena does tend to get insanely hot for stretches like Yoga Mom, so you’ve been warned.

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.67 vs. Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  This matchup was billed as, “Graveman vs. I Thought His Career Was In The Grave, Man.”  The outcome was a no decision, which sounds like a philosophical problem.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-5 and two homers (3, 4), hitting near-.300 in the last week and three homers in the last nine games, and are you getting excited about Lowrie yet either?  Nah, I didn’t think so.

Matt Harvey – Will return on Friday.  Jose Reyes was embarrassed for the Mets about the dildo controversy, saying, “I hit them where the sun does shine.”

Asdrubal Cabrera – Not expected to hit the DL over his injured thumb.  Just call him Asthumbelina.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  It paid off for the Mets to have “1st Mets’ starter to the mound gets a free tendon” Day.

Denard Span – Says he’s ready for rehab games.  And Ben Revere said, “You better believe it!”  Then Denard Span said, “Did I say that?”

Matt Moore – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.52.  Ah, the ol’ trying to make people believe the AL East is easier to pitch in than the NL.  Yeah, no one’s buying it, Moore, or you.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .363.  Funny that this homer was against the Mets, and Buster Posey was what Matt Harvey called his sex toy.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .254.  Remember the “I’ll Draw A Cat For You” on Shark Tank?  They need a “I’ll Draw The Gangly Manbird For You” guy.

Matt Szczur – Acquired by the Padres.  Finally, a Padres player their fans don’t have to even pretend to remember.

Trevor Cahill – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 5 Walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  While it is true I told everyone to buy him on Friday, and he did look basically unhittable, it wasn’t without some command problems.  His next start is vs. the White Sox, and I’d roll him out there again, but I was neither encouraged or discouraged by last night.

Ryan Schimpf – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .172.  You know who made –pf bang’s a batty call?  This guy with two thumbs pointing towards his luxurious mustache!

Austin Hedges – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .188.  I can’t believe I drafted this schmohawk and dropped him before getting one homer.  Who’s the real schmohawk here?

Cory Spangenberg – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  Doesn’t Spangenberg sound like a name of a kid who teachers even called by his nickname only to occasionally drop the “Mr. Spangenberg” when he was in trouble?

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-2 and a slam (4) and legs (2).  For one night, in May, the stars aligned and Choo thought it was 2013 again.

Shawn Kelley – Threw a bullpen session and is aiming to return on Friday.  Picture someone juggling three meat cleavers, now picture someone throwing another meat cleaver into the mix.  Now rather than thinking about a professional clown doing the juggling, picture Dusty Baker.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 1 run, and hit two homers on Sunday.  I’m not excited about him, but he is hot, so my excitement doesn’t matter.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  On the podcast that’s coming later today, or tomorrow if you’re in Australia, I talk to Halp about how I own Darren O’Day for possible vulture saves.  So, how did I know exactly who Harper hit his home run off of?  I didn’t even need to look.  *lines tacks pointy-side up on desk, slams head down*

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.64.  The Regression Fairies love to put chia seeds on their yogurt, they have a candy apple red PT Cruiser, and they will destroy your ratios.

Joey Rickard – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  I was gonna say ‘hot schmotato alert’ but four empty at-bats after his home run dampers that a little.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .236.  Is that fog on the mirror under Trumbo’s nose?  It can’t be!

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  Ugh, I want Mancini to be a thing — a thingini? — and maybe he is, but Showalter sits him so randomly.  I mean, he’s hitting over .600 in the last week.  How does he sit ever?  Not to answer, but to ruminate.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.63.  Is that the preseason breakout Kevin Gausman that I’ve heard so much about?  Welcome to 2017!  This wasn’t an easy matchup (vs. Nats), but his next one is against the Royals, and I don’t need to look at Stream-o-Nator to know I like that, so I’d go one start at a time for now with Gausman, and his next start is a go.

Jason Heyward – Hit the DL with a sprained finger.  Too bad, so sad.  I immediately added Albert Almora in a few deeper leagues, if for no other reason, they’re in Coors.  Bring on the Al-Al!

Ryan HowardBraves released him.  I picture the Braves driving their team bus to the stadium, when they pull over to the side of the road, and are like, “Hey, Howard, this is your stop.”  Howard looks around, “Is that a rest stop up there on the right?”  “Go find out!”

Danny SantanaBraves acquired Dannys Antana to bartend functions, rotate the hot plates when the d’oeuvres are getting cold, and do a little bit of everything.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  I go over Hicks also on today’s podcast.  I’m crazy about him, but he does have PT concerns.  This is different than the PT Cruiser mentioned above.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  Against the Reds, home or not, and this should’ve been the cakewalk it was.  “Did someone say cakewalk?!”  Easy there, Billy Butler.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 6th homer.  Also, in this game, Brett Gardner went 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 6th homer.  After the game, the Yankees said, “Now we see what Thames meant when he said he wanted a Reds pitcher to throw to him in the Home Run Derby.”

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .286.  Don’t be trying to look like Freeman.  Freeman’s the new you.  You’re the old you, Votto!

Michael Brantley – Could miss the entire series with the Jays due to his sprained ankle.  I’m sure he’ll be fine.  Dot dot dot.  Then hurt something else more seriously.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 7.36.  If the Indians had any empathy, they’d put Bauer on the Disgraceful List or a flight to the minors.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.38.  Solid bounce back after he was diagnosed with ‘general arm soreness’ last time out.  His Ks have been way down (like his stature), but he’s going on about five months of baseball with around a 3.50 ERA, dating back to last year.

Russell Martin – Hit the DL with shoulder irritation.  Martin said, “I’m hoping to be back in time to get traded away from this godforsaken team in July.”  Luke Maile will take over for Martin, which isn’t great for fantasy, but he was married to Candice Bergen, so that’s hot.

Dexter Fowler – Hopes to return Tuesday.  Okay, but Piscotty better not return for another three months because I just paid big-time for Tommy Pham, the Ice Cream Man, and I ain’t trying to spend FAAB for no reason, and, yes, this is about me!

Wei-Yin Chen – Won’t start this week.  Don Mattingly said. “The news on the plane didn’t sound as encouraging as it was the other day like when there was no doubt he was going to make his next start.  Let’s make a left here.  Okay, I’m flying, so I gotta go.  Choo-choo!  Oh, that’s a train?”

Adam Conley – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.53.  Owning Adam Conley brings back too many Requiem for a Dream flashbacks.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, and his 11th homer, hitting .258.  If he gets to 50 homers this year, I will swallow a bottle of estrogen and rub melted butter all over his caramel skin.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers, hitting .325.  OZUNA think once is good, but once twice is better.  OZUNA talking about Once, the Irish musical.

  1. Brutus Beefcake says:
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    Drop Harvey for Wood?

    • apox says:
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      @Brutus Beefcake: i own Harvey in both my leagues (12 teamers). I’m close to cutting bait on him. Dude’s been pretty horrid.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brutus Beefcake: Hold….as much of a pain in the ass as hes been to own so far, his velocity looks good and its more of a command issue which should be expected after not pitching much last year.

    • Cheese says:
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      @Brutus Beefcake: Only 2 starts have been really bad. And one of his starts where he went 5.2 innings, I believe all the runs were scored by the bullpen. See how he does this week but there has to be a better option to drop than Harvey.

  2. Brutus Beefcake says:
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    Also, ?

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. I thought the lede from yesterday’s games would have been…..

    Under pressure from Su Novio, Wilk wilts….but I digress.

    b. True Fact! Almost signed up Hanigan by mistake thinking that he was Haniger. Then reality hit me in the face and said that there is no way that Haniger would be on waivers. Then I went back to sleep satisfied that I hadn’t signed up Hanigan. He’d be good for one of your (and Cram’s) one-night-stand-Frankencatcher, right?

    c. Man, I know I’m not the best at what I do. But if I do one thing during my two-year tenure here, it’s do undo a miscarriage of justice. Wish me luck, will let you know only if I succeed.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 9

    Sheriff: ‘Whatever possessed God in heaven to make a man like Rambo?’

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘God didn’t make Rambo. I made him.’

    Sheriff: ‘Who the hell are you?’

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘Sam Trautman. Colonel Samuel Trautman.’

    Sheriff: ‘We’re a little busy this morning, Colonel, what can I do for ya?’

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘- I’ve come to get my boy.’

    Captain Dave: ‘- Your boy?’

    Colonel Samuel Trautman: ‘I recruited him, I trained him, I commanded him in Vietnam for 3 years. I’d say that makes him mine.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yesterday yesterday? B. Haha, in Coors he might be okay tho C. Sounds serious, good luck! D. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. Thanks for the question. Yes, I meant the day before yesterday (Sunday’s games) when Giancarlo went off on the NYM pitcher (fill-in for whoever needs an elbow ligament) Wilk. Get it? Wilk wilts under pressure by Su Novio!

        b. Don’t know how you did it, it must either your aura, your mustache, all the beautiful people on the site, dumb luck or a combination of all of the above but my situation vis-a-vis that miscarriage of justice improved 1000-fold literally between the time when I posted the John Rambo quote this morning and an e-mail I received. It wasn’t more than 1 hour difference. Thank you, thank your mustache, thanks to everyone at the site for this opportunity. I will explain if the opportunity provided results in a positive outcome. Just keep breeding positive karma!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Got Wilk? B. Positive light to you, Ante

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    I do need to see Once a second time. Great soundtrack!

    • Cram It says:
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      @DrEasy: I watched it a second time. I couldn’t make it through because that song they play 18 times during it was starting to drive me mad.

  5. Daniel says:
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    Hey there, posted this a couple hours ago in yesterday’s thread. If you respond to that one before you see this, please comment back with only your best Buster Posey joke.

    If not here it is:
    Green light on this deal or no? My squad needs pitching, currently at league average on SBs, highest OBP in the league

    5×5 league with OBP instead of AVG

    Here’s the trade:
    Give: Goldschmidt, Posey
    Receive: Lindor, Lester, Gary Sanchez

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Daniel:
      Hold, get cheaper pitching.

  6. Kolten Wong or “help me Yonder” Alonzo. I have been losing homeruns and RBIs. But also have Kinsler at 2b who is dedicated on his zips projections, at least in average. 6×6 0ps….. yessshhh

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Yonder if you need HRs and RBIs…feels wrong typing Yonder and HRs in the same sentence.

  7. Mike says:
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    Lol at the Ryan Howard write up.

    Below is my roster. My ERA and WHIP have been poop this year. I was thinking about offering manny and perhaps another pitcher for kershaw. Can you tell me if I have the flexibility to make that move and if it’s fair? I think I do, considering beltre will be back in a couple weeks:

    Bats-lucroy, abreu, jean segura, manny, didi, Nunez, castellanos, trout, Harper, ozuna, holiday, Marwin Gonzalez, Alonso, Mazarin(bench) and Beltre(DL)

    Pitching- Curtis, stroman, Herrera, Salazar, colome, nova, Jim Johnson, gerrit cole, sonny gray, bundy, Eduardo Rodriguez, KC rameirez and Thor(DL)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Nope, DO NOT trade Machado for any pitcher…If anything the other owner would have to add to Kershaw in that deal….Forget Kershaw though and look at guys that wont cost as much..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree w/ F

  8. Wil says:
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    Max kepler vs mike pelfrey tonight. If Kepler doesn’t at least make some hard contact tonight I’m cutting him.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wil: Depends how much Pelfrey licks his hand tonight…ball slides right off the bat when he has his saliva going good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: We await the verdict

  9. Sean Smith says:
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    1. Drop Kendrys for Mancini, Altherr, or hold?
    2. Thinking of selling Leake, what type of return should I be aiming for?
    3. Would packaging JBJ with Leake help get a better bat or pitcher?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean Smith:
      1. I’d hold Kendrys, Mancini doesn’t play enough, yet.
      2. Whatever you can get
      3. It could, you won’t know til you try.

  10. Gregarious says:
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    Grey – drop Heyward for one of Buxton/Broxton/Healy in a 3 OF, 6×6 re-draft league? Love the Cubs lineup but he was already cooling off and now on the DL. Thinking of chasing the upside guys…which one? Thanks as always.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gregarious: If position doesnt matter…Healy then Broxton for me.

  11. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I own Matt Harvey…:Woulld you rather have Eduardo Rodriguez or Jared Eickhoff? Do you think Steven Matz is a DL stash or a waste?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: I’d still keep Harvey but Eickhoff would be next in line for me…Sure stash Matz if its not causing you to lose out on something else…

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: How dare you!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re a Mess

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yes but have somehow won 7 of their last 10 LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Short term, they can’t compete w/ Washington…Prolly not even the Braves and Marlins

  12. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I drafted Peraza and he is sucking the life out of my AVG and OBP (along with a couple of other players, like one whose name rhymes with Hodor). I’m OK for steals in general but this would drop me a few in the standings in the end. Would you drop him for Cozart or do you expect Peraza to turn it around?

    Thanks. Great stuff as usual.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RobMac: I’d try and bench him rather than drop if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobMac: Expect to turn it around

  13. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, thoughts on Arrieta today starting early game of doubleheader? Maybe bats a little quiet early on?? I want a reason to start Jake today with this awful matchup…

  14. Stl_Atty says:
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    I had to comment on today’s write-up.

    The “St. Elsewhere” reference was perfect. I shot milk out of my nose even though I have not drank a glass in 30 years.

    Chris Taylor is the ultimate “Platoon” player. Grandma, I think he made a mistake.

  15. Kenny Loggins says:
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    Pick two for right now:

    Mazara, K Broxton, Gardner, Hicks

    Thx

    • Earl says:
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      ME thinks Broxton and Hicks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kenny Loggins: Agree with Big Earl

  16. Aaron says:
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    What are your thoughts on Kipnis ROS? He hasn’t done anything since coming off the DL and is killing me at 2b, and there’s nothing on the wire (I guess Schimpf but that doesn’t exactly help in anything besides HR). I have Peraza, so at least there’s some steals, but as a previous commenter noted that hasn’t gone great either. Is Kipnis (or Peraza, as above) going to turn it around, or should I be looking to trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: Didn’t really like him ever, don’t suddenly now — he is what he is, few homers, some steals

  17. William Hung says:
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    wrote this too late last night to get your opinion, but here it is again:

    I never thought I’d think it’d be close, but Aaron Hicks’ 5 tool play combined with his incredible batting eye so far has me questioning if I should drop Conforto for him… My other OFs are Trumbo, Betts, and Springer – since Springer, Lindor, and Rendon aren’t stealing bases anymore, I am relying solely on Deez Nutz for SBs.

    It might not be a popular move, but am I crazy for thinking of making the swap?

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: nevermind – another team made sniped him from me

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @William Hung: Agree with Jef. Hicks is playing well, but he’s going to lose AB’s with Ellsbury comes back. The Mets have enough of a mess with their bats to keep Conforto going out there everyday.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: I’d want Conforto over Hicks anyway….but we all know that.

  18. Howie says:
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    @Grey Whom do you like for the remainder of the year in an NL 4×4- Heyward or Bellinger?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Howie: Tough to say ROS but I’d go Bellinger right now.

      • Howie says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Is it thought Bellinger has earned a starting gig even if Gonzalez and Pederson are healthy?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Howie: Mainly tough to predict because young players usually have a lot of ups and downs early on in their careers

      • Howie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, guys.

  19. Kip Mungjup says:
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    How worried are you about James Paxton having a more serious injury than his forearm strain? Would you get try and get someone like carasco if you could package a bat with Paxton?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kip Mungjup: It’s never good to hear of any kind of strain in the forearm so yes I’d make a deal like that if you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kip Mungjup: Forearm strain is pretty serious for a pitcher

  20. Phil of the Future says:
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    Moore start was actually going pretty well. Then the dreaded leadoff single to the opposing pitcher in the 5th and you just knew the wheels were off. Sigh.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil of the Future: That inning should have been worse. 2nd and 3rd with no outs and they couldn’t get any more runs in….because Mets. *smh*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Hopefully he’s better next time out, it’s all we can hope for, Phil, well, that and world peace

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        World peace is coming, G. And a shit-talking reality TV billionaire from Queens is bringing it.

        Who woulda thought? Can’t even write this stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When my maid comes off, I have her put on a barrel labeled “The Wall.” Not due to insensitivity, but just in case I want her to be ready

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I love you, G.

  21. Great Bambino says:
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    14 Team H2H redraft league

    Choose the best 2 ROS:

    Scott Schebler
    Brett Gardner
    Jacoby Ellsbury
    Hernan Perez
    Aaron Hicks

    Thanks!

  22. Cram It says:
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    Every time I hear formaldehyde, I think of my answer to a Quiplash question:
    Q: Why did the mortician cross the road?
    A: To get to formaldehyde.

    I thought it was the greatest answer ever, but no one voted for it because they were too drunk to get it, instead voting for some low-brow answer involving female body parts. Moral of the story: Boobs always win.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Yes they do

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: TITTIES!!!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Sorry 5 girls…got carried away.

            • MW says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: No prob dude. Gotta celebrate ’em.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Cram It: My favorite joke of all time:

      Q: Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?
      A: Because it died.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Cram It: Lowest common denominator answer wins every time in that game. Wit doesn’t pay. I’m guilty of voting for the easy ones too though, ha. Great game in general

  23. Wood says:
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    Are you holding Wood even with his next start at Colorado? Thanks.

    • Wood says:
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      @Wood: important additional information- 12 team mixed roto league

    • Ehard says:
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      @Wood: hehe holding wood

  24. James Stechschulte says:
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    You’re in your fantasy bubble… the Reds aren’t that bad.

    ISO .199 (3rd)
    BA .267 (5th)
    OBP .331 (10th)
    SLG .466 (2ND)
    WOBA .341 (3RD)
    WRC+ 106 (6TH)
    WAR 7.2 (3RD)
    LD% 21.6% (3rd)

    The starting rotation is the weak link right now but we have Homer, Desclafani, Finnegan, Cingrani, Amir, Cody Reed all on the DL or AAA. Plus Winker and Senzel end of this year or next year to help the bats. The bullpen has 4 guys right now that can shut down (Iglesias, Storen, Lorenzen, and Stephensen).

    • Fungazi says:
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      @James Stechschulte: Agree, the Reds are third in total runs scored, they are no pushover yet.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @James Stechschulte: CIN has a lot of guys good at a variety of things thus far, EXCEPT SP, outside of garrett (in minors currently)
      schebler (much better than expected thus far)
      votto/duvall
      b.ham/peraza (good or great steals which is what you drafted them for)
      suarez (by far farthest outside of projections to the good thus far)

      “stephenson can shut guys down” if by that you are dave stewart and that book he read about earned runs being a good thing.

  25. LadyScorpio says:
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    Poor Taillon. I truly feel for him. I had a friend who passed away from testicular cancer. He too was a young man. I wish Taillon a full recovery. He has LOTS of potential.

  26. Bobby says:
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    Which side you like better ?

    I’m trading Thames and Harvey , I have Miggy, Bellinger, Desmond on roster

    Thames and Harvey for Keuchel and Wong

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    Dodger pitching questions –

    1) Wood is scheduled to make at least one more start, but it’s in Coors, so sit, right?
    2) Then Hill is scheduled to start against SF on Tues – OK to start? I mean, it is SF, right?
    3) With Hill and McCarthy back, what happens to Wood? Back to the bullpen and droppable?

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One:
      1. I wouldn’t start anyone but the elite in Coors.
      2. I would start anyone against SF
      3. Probably, but does it matter right now? Let McCarthy actually coming back be a reality first…could be worse than missing 1 start.

  28. MyTeamSucks says:
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    6×6 H2H I only get 40 moves a year and I used 16 already.

    Would you drop Gallo or JBJ for Hicks, Cesar Hernandez, Shaw, Dickerson, Mancini, or Rendon. I have two util spots also…

    Gallo basically sits on my bench and plays on days off.

    Would you cut Chen for Wood, Cahill, Urena or Mike Montgomery.

    Thanks for everything you do. Love this place

    • MyTeamSucks says:
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      @MyTeamSucks:

      Its only a ten man league. I’m used to 12-14 leagues. There is way too many players available in this league. Everyone hoards their moves as well.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MyTeamSucks: Gallo for Rendon…after that I’d save your moves

      • MyTeamSucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Thanks! Rendon has burned me soo much. I didn’t want him or Justin Upton ever again but I guess here we go…

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @MyTeamSucks: I completely understand

  29. mcmi11ions says:
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    I bet Dusty Baker wears Hulk Hogan meat shoes. He’s got to hide those toothpicks somewhere. I used to think he stashed them in his wrist bands, but they might stab his wrists there. Meat shoes make more sense.

  30. ryanoger says:
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    Yonder or Hicks…no real needs?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @ryanoger: I would go Hicks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Hicks is hotter

  31. Chris says:
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    Morning!

    Time to move away and drop Kepler?

    Maybe add Pillar, Marwin Gonzalez?

    Thanks!

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Chris: thinking this was a popular one couple weeks back when pillar first got hot. thinking it’ll be him.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Chris: i mean the question was popular weeks ago, nothing to do with the name chris.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: He’s droppable…go with the hot bat, Marwin for now

  32. whodat says:
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    Segura and Desmond for Gyrko and Arrieta?

    • Cram It says:
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      @whodat: Segura, not that close.

      • whodat says:
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        Anyone feel confident dropping Todd Frazier for Travis Shaw?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @whodat: Could see it but I’d hold…Frazier will get hot at some point.

          • whodat says:
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            Thanks Brahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  33. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league… start two and sit two

    Conforto v Samardzija
    C Santana @ Bolsinger
    Bellinger v Nova
    Bautista v Carrasco

  34. Johnc says:
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    Elllsbury and Holland for Lamb and Schebler?
    Mazara for Lamb?
    Mazara for Quintana?

    Which side on each please. Lamb on my bench so trying to get some upgrades in my OF. Unless you’re u think Ellsbury shares time with Hicks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Johnc: Lamb. Mazara. Mazara.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: Could see Lamb, Lamb, Maz

  35. Lt says:
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    Grey, so exhausted by Odor, I saw they went into San Diego and knew 0-4 was coming. Would you trade Odor and Paxton for Murphy? Weekly 5×5 h2h 12 team? I’m afraid of Odor and Paxton not returning to what I expected each for different reasons. What are you feelings on Paxton, hold or sell for 86/100 on the dollar and thanks again

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lt: I’d keep Odor/Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: We all are, Agree w/ F

  36. Johnc says:
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    My Lamb and Russell for his Correa?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Johnc: Correa for me

      • William Hung says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yep – always yield to best player side of a trade

  37. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Trade polanco and severino for jd Martinez?

  38. Brew crew says:
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    Mornin’ grey! Is it too early to stash moncada? I have the room & moncada has been raking wasn’t sure if now is the time to start stashing moncada

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brew crew: If you have the room, go ahead…may be about a month or so early though.

  39. The Boy says:
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    Need some help Grey!

    12 team OBP league:

    C – Frankencatcher
    1B – Votto
    2B – Odor
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Nunez
    OF: Jose Ramirez, Lo Cain, Dickerson, D Peralta
    UTIL: Harrison, Edwin Encarnacion
    Be: JBJ and Inciarte

    As you can see, the OF is pretty bad. Need advice on the following:

    1. Would you trade Edwin for Thames to bolster the OF?
    2. Drop an OF for Werth or Broxton?
    3. Lose Nunez for Beckham/Peraza/Gregorious?

    Appreciate the help as always. Team is falling apart and need to make some big moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Boy: 1. Meh 2. Dickerson for Werth, JBJ for Broxton 3. Meh

  40. Fungazi says:
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    K-rod or Maurer, who ya got? Losses is a category too.

  41. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    5×5 with QS, which would you drop for Harvey…?

    Graveman
    Velasquez
    Wood
    ERod
    Gray

  42. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’ll take ball cancer over many many many more cancers as a male. i’d rather have isolated skin cancer (melanomas) than this probably, but that’s the only one i can think of. losing one total ball wouldn’t noticably hurt sexual performance at all. i have relatives that have had accidental pregnancies with one ball (more than one offspring too).

    – in a 16 team dynasty where my only SS is semien (and was motter) i’m daily streaming SS of course (difo yesterday). i won’t get taylor back when he clears waivers from my last drop of him. i’ve used him probably 3 times already.

    – OPS with hits added, kepler or domingo? my other steals guys are the other white fish (pollock, now that carp is gone there’s only the 2)/segura/goldy

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I would think, at this point, that the last thing Taillon is concerned about is sexual performance.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @CMUTimmah: have you ever heard of a mid-20 year old dying from testicular cancer (maybe YOU have, i haven’t, they clearly caught it early). my guess is once he’s learned about what needs to be done to fix it this will in fact be his first immediate worry. this is why i said it’s one of the best cancers to get, we aren’t talking about stomach/brain/intestinal or that kind of stuff cancers.

  43. CMUTimmah says:
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    Joey Rickard is slightly less famous than he’s brother Frank Rickard, who has come a long way since being known as “the tank” and we don’t want him coming back… now do we?

    Frank was a notorious streaker, a true disciplinarian, and was always easy going. I remember one time he was completely flexible between a sand party or a foam party. Just seeing someone so laid back just makes you think that you need to make some changes in your own life.

    He’s laissez-faire attitude ultimately lead to his very short marraige, well, that… and some other stuff. Stuff so bad not even putting on the old Sisqo CD could fix.

    Ultimately, Frank ends up alone, left to try to knock boots with all the sad lonely 40-somethings in his small town, but you get a sense that he’s OK with that.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @CMUTimmah: He’s = his… should have proof read it. Dang it all to hell.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @CMUTimmah: didn’t he end up about to bang it out with juliette lewis (albeit a blond version)?

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: well… it sounded more like an orgy than just a bang sesh with Juliette… but yes, they weren’t all dark days for Frank.

          My favorite scene is still the hidden scene on the DVD. Firing beer bottles at the wall, being asked to watch Mitch’s girlfriend’s kid and saying “The Tank is on it.” Too bad whatever story line that babysitting gig was tied to was cut from the movie, because it was further dive into the sadness Frank was dealing with over the loss of his wife. “Where’s Blue?” “He’s over there… he’s WASTED!”

  44. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have 2 spots on my team. I am looking at a setup guy and either a bat or SP. These are my choices for each:

    RP: Adam Warren
    Jorge De La Rosa
    Alex Wilson

    Bat:
    TRey Mancini
    Miguel Montero
    JOn Jay

    SP:
    Alec Asher

    WHo should I get

  45. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    My Benintendi and Lackey for Yu Darvish and Lorenzo Cain? 5×5 League need an Ace and speed.

  46. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    20 team h2h with OPS, slugging, hits, BB’s, total bases, QS, holds added
    C flowers
    1B freeman
    2B jose ram
    SS villar
    3B franco
    OF (3) stanton/morales (1B also)/gardner
    util bour
    BN kepler
    DL semien
    SP ray/archer/morton/dickey/nolasco/corbin/duffy/karns
    RP diaz/storen/koji/farq/bearclaw
    DL skaggs
    1. drop dickey for urena (SP are VERY shallow in FA)
    2. drop bour or kepler to stash brinson/hoskins (just dropped, we have no NA slots but people do stash sometimes, and others not named me seem to have alerts about call ups before i do in certain instances).
    3. kepler is becoming same platooner as lisper’s. kepler also benched recently against righty. drop him for any of lisper’s/krispie/almora/rasmus (back starting against righties)
    4. george of the roses or storen for holds (possible saves too)

  47. JMoney says:
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    “They didn’t give me the jar”

    Hilarious Grey.

      • JMoney says:
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        @Grey: Obviously no crystal ball, but whats the deal with Odor? Such a monster last year, does it turn it around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll come out of it, he’s been unlucky

      • JMoney says:
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        @Grey: Also, Rizzo 1-1 today. MORE LIFE.

  48. Don Majikowski says:
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    Moreland or Mancini?

  49. Harry says:
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    Appreciate the write up, I have a cold bat vs. cold bat decision.
    McCutchen vs. Urias @ LA or Mazara vs. Weaver @ SD. Who would you start.
    Thanks

  50. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great writing as usual. Continue to hold JBJ or drop for:

    Hicks
    Gardner
    Altherr

  51. mjp says:
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    Bellinger ($1) for Miggy ($51 but not planning on keeping) in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure for future years

  52. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto: Segura/Bruce for Cano/M.Taylor

    Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  53. Earl Deep Jr says:
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    Odor stinks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In every way

  54. Zachary Feller says:
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    How would you rank Mazara, Moreland, Mancini ROS?

    position is not really relevant itll be my UTIL.

    Currently have mazara and moreland, deciding if i want to drop one for trey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Maz

  55. Maxwell says:
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    Here’s my pitching in a dynasty.
    Syndergaard
    Paxton
    Taillon
    Kluber…
    Bedrosian
    Capps…
    I could go on but it’s just too much grief! I’m not dropping (except Bedrosian?) anyone but is it time to stash the likes of Giolito and Honeywell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you’re not dropping anyone

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Maxwell: Giolito has been awful in AAA so far this year. And I mean awful. Like every start awful.

      Now maybe, just maybe, he is working on something that means the results can be made ignored for now … but I doubt it. I would look for someone other than Giolito to stash.

  56. peacecoast says:
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    Grey,

    Whined about Rajai yesterday already. Since he is mainly a SAGNOF guy I gotta hold on to him for awhile longer right? I assume he has gotta steal some bags sometime?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who’s available

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: nobody that projects to 40 SB! gardner, keirmaier (who i dropped), maybin, altherr. Now I like Altherr but will he steal enough?

        My other speed sources are pollock, goldie, bryant, cesar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds shallow enough to drop Rajai

  57. Sam Jacobs says:
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    Who are some pitchers you are targeting in trades?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Grey: Do you trade Hanley or Rendon for Kluber if both of those guys are bench bats?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, I like Rendon slightly more

  58. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Trey Mancini or Marwin in AL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  59. Mookiewilson says:
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    Springer for Odor and Lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  60. Pitchers says:
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    Corbin- streamer or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

      • Pitchers says:
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        @Grey: Somehow I knew you were going to ask that, but only after I’d forgotten to include it. That’s what I get for not realizing you’d respond within 30 seconds.

    • Pitchers says:
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      @Pitchers: That’d be in a 12 team mixed league, probably should throw that in there…

      • Pitchers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. William Hung says:
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    Dropped K-Rod to stream Morton against the Braves – K-Rod is a bum! If I want a closer who will kill my ratios, I can always get Rodney on my team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  62. exactly says:
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    For a 12-team H2H pts league, looking to upgrade pitching (pitchers are at a premium in this league). Our bats are solid but our pitching is slapped together.

    Lineup:
    Lucroy
    Goldschmidt
    Villar
    Correa
    Rendon
    Rizzo
    Bogaerts
    Springer
    Brantley
    Gardner
    Pillar
    Gallo

    BN: Pujols
    BN: Hernan Perez

    Staff:
    Lackey
    Pineda
    Wacha
    Nova
    Morton
    Wainwright
    Velasquez
    Karns
    JC Ramirez
    (Kennedy and Smyly on DL)

    Would you do any of these trades?

    1. Rizzo for Tanaka/Trumbo
    2. Rizzo for Lester/Trumbo
    3. Rizzo/Velasquez for Tanaka/Robbie Ray
    4. Rizzo for DeGrom
    5. Rizzo for Strasburg
    6. Rizzo for Arrieta/Adam Jones

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade a lesser bat for a lesser pitcher… Think Pujols for McCullers type things

  63. jack florida says:
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    20 team redraft league

    i was offered story for justin turner, this would be for my utility spot, already have segura, odor and rendon

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it and run

  64. Matt says:
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    Interesting note on JBJ.
    2016 through 54 ABs: .222/.586 6R 0HR 4RBI 1SB
    2017 through 57 ABs: .175/.513 4R 1HR 6RBI 1SB

    Basically… the exact same start. Doesn’t mean he’ll rebound like he did last year, but he could. Still too early to give up on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think in some leagues you have to give up now and hope to go back if he gets hot

  65. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The idea of Adam Conley and Matt Harvey using his prop like Requiem is highly eroti….gross. I started Conley and got the first end of his double-sided week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I streamed him in a weekly too, this is gonna get worse before it gets better

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I feel like you’re talking to me like Keith David at the party. Brings another level to “Men at Work”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m like Jeff Goldblum at a party, playing piano

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If the moon were made of green cheese, would you it?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I have a couple of friends who call me Whiskers.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I have a few friends I call “Unfollowed on Facebook”

  66. dhouse42 says:
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    what do i do with story? i havent even been benching him. where is dat coors magic??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play him, hope he breaks out

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: The clock is ticking… he’s got 2-3 weeks to get right. He’s sinking my season right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stop pressuring him, you’re gonna give him an ulcer

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: His 40% K-rate is giving me an ulcer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah i kinda knew that i just wanted to complain.

        love your guess as to how Ryan Howard got released. pretty funny. it’s also kinda funny to imagine a tremendously rich guy like him riding on some crappy bus and staying in some crappy hotel in some random midwest town. Like is that really happening?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  67. FrankGrimes says:
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    What do you say to someone who offers?
    My Bryant and Kzar for
    Gallo and Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Re-offer, my (worst player) for their (best player)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Nothing…just let the trade sit there and let them think you might actually take it.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Even worse it’s a keeper league too haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tell him to throw (his best hitter) and you can offer him (player who you just picked up)

  68. Whatever says:
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    I need to clear some salary for my salary cap as I just obtained Stephen Strasburg. i have justin wilson as the handcuff and F-Rod ($19). Should I just take the leap that DET removes F-Rod from the closer role and drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who else can you drop?

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        Here is my pitching staff:

        Carrasco, Strasburg, Graveman, Eduardo Rodriguez, AJ Griffin, Nola, Corbin, Lynn

        RP: Kimbrel, Jansen, Devenski, Wilson, Rosenthal, F-Rod

        • Whatever says:
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          @Whatever: I threw back Corbin.

  69. Hankp101 says:
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    Better long term hold in a limited move 5×5, Rosenthal or Kahnle? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kahnle

  70. fredtbn1gs says:
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    What kind of pitching return could I expect to get in a trade giving away either Dickerson or Reynolds (or both)? The guy I’m targeting has an excess of pitching and needs R/RBI/HR. He has Darvish/Pomeranz/Graveman/Carrasco/Nova/Roark/E-Rod/Miley/Wacha. My pitching sucks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @fredtbn1gs: Nova would be fair for one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing — Maybe Ed-Rod

  71. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS, K/9, K/BB, NSVH)

    2 trades I can do. Should I do, one, none or both?

    I give: Jake Lamb or Justin Turner
    I get: Dallas Keuchel

    I give: Kenta Maeda
    I get: Matt Kemp

    C – Matt Wieters
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2B – Roughned Odor
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    MI – Kolten Wong
    CI – Jake Lamb
    LF – Eddie Rosario
    CF – Kevin Kiermaier
    RF – George Springer
    OF – Carlos Beltan, Max Kepler
    Util – Justin Bour
    BEN – Tommy Joseph
    DL – Mitch Haniger, Marcus Semien

    SP – Kenta Maeda, Ivan Nova, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Nate Karns, Charlie Morton
    RP – Edwin Diaz, Adam Ottavino, Shane Greene
    BEN – James Paxton, Madison Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey: Who do you like better in this format with OPS and my current team set up? Turner or Lamb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Turner

  72. Jon Gray's broken toe says:
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    Vinnie Velasquez or Matt Harvey?

  73. Scuffy McGee says:
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    11 tm keeper. Roto. Would you roll out Moistasskiss, Solarte, Shaw, Castellanos, J Harrison, Gurriel, Healy, or H Perez over Gallo right now?

    I’ve lost Marte, Donaldson and Noah (three of four keepers this year) and wondering if Gallo becomes one for next year, potentially?

    Great write-up. Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy, doubt Gallo is a keeper in your league

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, boss.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. dhouse42 says:
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    Apropos of nothing, but if you play DFS, stack Rays hitters IMO. For some incomprehensible reason. Chris Young is starting for the Royals tonight. He allowed 28 dongs in 88 IP last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, true

  75. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty h2h
    with saves and holds as separate categories

    Would you trade Holland for andrew miller?

    Have Herrera, Giles, Norris, rosenthal as my other RPs

    Santiago Casilla just hit waivers, holds guy available are d Hudson, Handel Robles, Mike dunn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. Chud says:
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    Hear is to hoping Tallion makes a fully recovery!

    10 team keeper trade offer:

    Kyle Seager/Chris Owings

    for

    Castellanos/Duffy.

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chud: Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  77. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I have a steals problem – Lindor, Springer, and Rendon are looking like single digit steals guys for the season. Deez Nutz has been running a little bit more lately, but I hate relying on only 1 guy to carry me in that category. Plus in H2H, I’m most likely going to lose more often than not in steals.

    Top SB guys available who I have an interest in are: Peraza, Cain, Broxton, Dyson, and Inciarte.

    My drop would be Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I forgot about Hernan Perez cause he hasn’t really been running this year, but he stole 30+ bags last year…

        Would you prefer Perez to Peraza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peraza

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I completely forgot that Cesar Hernandez is available in my league – I don’t pay attention to the Phillies, but based on numbers to date, he looks like he’s better than Peraza

  78. Deerfield Doubledays says:
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    Good afternoon G,

    Great shit as always, real quick which side would you want. 12 team 7 person keeper. Ops and qs are extra cats.

    Story and mazara
    Or
    Justin turner and wacha.

    I have Russel at short already and my OF is cargo(col) Khris davis trumbo Cain.

    My staff is duffy Quintana severino wacha walker nova ryu with matz and McCarthy on the dl.

    I’m hesitant to trade for story due to worries of a sophomore slump. And my high k rate on this team already. But story would be a bomb keeper! Thank you in advance!!

    • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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      @Deerfield Doubledays: oh and I have lamb and Bryant as 3b eligible. We play one extra infield slot. Which is currently occupied by Wong and Napoli depending on matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  79. jimmy jon james says:
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    Morton, JC Ramirez, Miley, Gio, Corbin, Karns, J.Chavez, Graveman, Cotton. Grab one, or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  80. Alex says:
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    Do you guys have a general strategy with pitching in a points league? There are only 8 teams, so there are always streamers on the wire. Also, we there are no transaction limits.

    Should I…

    1. Stack the best SP with a couple of streaming spots
    2. Stack RP and stream several of starters per night.
    3. Balance both SP and RP

    Right now I have Cueto ,Carrasco, Archer, Darvish, Stroman, Nova, Severino, Paxton,Maeda (stream), Andriese (stream)and no RPs. Stacked! My team is struggling though, and I’m considering trading pitching for offense that generates more points, which would open more streaming spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Consolidate your SPs… Hold Cueto ,Carrasco, Archer, Darvish, Paxton, and trade Stroman, Nova and Severino for one hitter (if you can)… Otherwise #1.

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Makes sense. Thanks for the input.

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: I’m going to try one for one trades first. Going to try Stroman for Daniel Murphy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Won’t be enough, my guess

          • Alex says:
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            @Grey: He’s got a crush on Stroman, but didn’t bite. Add in J. Abreu?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, trade pitchers not hitters

  81. Matt says:
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    Who would you start tonight?

    Thames vs Bos
    Odor vs Padres (Weaver)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  82. jonnybench says:
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    I know you said yesterday a few times to stream Andriese vs Royals… are we still starting him with the KC break out last night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Tampa? Yes

  83. peacecoast says:
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    Dude,

    Started watching The Leftovers. Intrigued but not sure about it. I will probably keep going cuz it’s got supernatural shite in it and I am a sucker for that.

    Did you watch Split? I have no desire to but was an M. Night fan. Just looks so stressful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never saw Split… Leftovers gets better as it goes along, 2nd season is great, stick with it

    • Cram It says:
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      @peacecoast: I didn’t like Split, BUT I’m not a comic book/M. Night fan and wasn’t privy to his other “superhero” movies. I believe that if you are, you will like it a lot, as my friends did.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Cram It: Let’s all get together and watch Dunkirk

      • MW says:
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        @peacecoast: @Cram It:
        You guys watched Dirk Gently on Netflix? I can’t stop watching it.

        • peacecoast says:
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          @MW: sounds corny

          • MW says:
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            @peacecoast: Yeah it might be a little corny especially compared to The Leftovers, haha.

  84. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Big trade in ‘Perts League…nervous?

    Also, teaser alert, there’s plenty of Grey talk in the RCL update later today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade was terrible… Trading with a last place team, and trading waiver guys for Harper… I think you and Maher need to be on the podcast next week…. He’s got Harper in his team name, for crissakes!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        I was pretty excited about it. I was trying to pry Desmond away from Tehol with Keuchel and company, but he wasn’t biting. Sano and Keuchel seem like solid “sell-high” candidates and Carlos Santana is a solid “buy-low” right now.

        I’ve been trying to squeeze my way into a podcast!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not totally sure I understand the thought process beyond trading away 1st round talent without getting back at least a 2nd rounder and something else

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Braun was (is?) a third rounder…??? Rudy’s ROS point shares has it coming out $4 in his favor…that’s of course without me adding in pieces from the waiver wire to fill my gaps.

            ¯\_(?)_/¯

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Any time you’re consolidating in an RCL you’re winning… consolidation for Harper, is a huge win

    • Cram It says:
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      @MattTruss: No, Harper will get injured. Voodoo!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        This is the most likely scenario

  85. Matt says:
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    Ozuna for Keuchel fair? I’m sending Ozuna, in need of SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  86. Whodat says:
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    Another trade offer. Jose Ramirez and arrieta for segura, Todd Frazier and Brach.

    Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • Whodat says:
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        I’m a little slow. Could you spell it out for me, I was with Harvey on Cinco de Mayo. You would rather get arrieta and Ramirez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You asked what side wins, and I named a player on one of the sides

          • Whodat says:
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            Oh

  87. Filkarri says:
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    With Martin on the DL, my catcher options are bleak. I’m looking at Leon, Norris, Rupp, and Montero as the best available. OBP league. Thanks in advance, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rupp

  88. Wade Wilson says:
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    10 team h2h points dynasty. My hitters are stacked, pitchers are solid, but would like to trade for a couple young stud pitchers. Preferably McCullers, and maybe poach an injured Syndergaard since I can wait out his injury. What would work for (separate owners) Lance and Noah? Also got someone interested in picking Cotton (off my team).
    Expendable hitters are Springer, Lamb, Schoop, Brad Miller. Expendable pitchers Walker, Cotton, J Ross, Norris, Maeda, Pineda. I think Pineda turned a corner this year, but he still worries me. So if I can use him to profit, I’m down to move him.
    Lamb/Springer and Taijuan for Avisail Garcia and McCullers?
    Cotton for Abreu sound fair?
    Any individual or combo up there good for Noah?

    As always, a fantastical job with the write up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trades are not good — Cotton for Abreu is terrible…. Pineda/Miller for Noah maybe?

      • Wade Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate you not sugar coating it haha. Dude approached me about Cotton, and he’s got Abreu on his bench, just figured it was worth a shot. I’ll start with the Pineda one though. Rizzo, Seager, or Correa sound more in line for McCullers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kyle Seager for McCullers is fair, rest are too much

          • Wade Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. Thanks again man. I thought you guys were really high on McCullers, that’s why I even threw out Rizzo and Correa in that last batch

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do like McCullers but not for a 1st or 2nd round hitter

  89. Jake says:
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    Hold Odor or drop for Hernan? D. Peralta also available.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Is Renfroe droppable.
    I can use pitching. Thinking of stashing Berrios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. tank1 says:
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    Which side would you prefer in deal – Trout/McCullers or Betts/Villar/Duffy/Melancon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  92. Five-On-One says:
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    Miley and Jackie Bradley for Salazar – Which side?
    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  93. primetime says:
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    Grey, someone dropped Hosmer in our 10 team keeper league OBP. My team is very loaded on offense, so not sure if I have anyone to drop for Hosmer.. Also, I was offered JDMart of Dozier to I accept that?

    Leon – YAWN
    Rizzo
    Odor
    Rendon
    Lindor
    A Jones
    Mazara
    Thames
    Belllinger

    Bench
    Dozier
    Lamb
    Story
    Marte SUS
    Polanco
    Upton J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Dozier… no reason to hold Marte

    • primetime says:
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      @primetime: If I shopped Story, what kind of pitcher could I get back in return?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Top 10

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: My league sucks – nobody wants Story

  94. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The St. Elsewhere reference was wonderful. I would’ve also accepted Hill Street Blues.

    Watched Story hit the other day. Man oh man, what a hole in his swing. Anything in the upper third of the zone has him baffled. Ugly stuff, especially when you own him, odor, and villar like myself.

    Finally, Bellinger’s mom or Napoli’s mom? I think I’m leaning Bellinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

      • M says:
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        @Grey: Bellinger lmao

  95. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Are Peraza and DeShizz more or less interchangeable parts right now? Peraza was just cut and my roster is a little light on SB & R.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  96. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Trade Gallo and Sonny Gray for Ozuna and Eickhoff in keeper league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  97. Bobbys world says:
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    Hey grey! H2h pts league. DJ LeMehieu was dropped in my league, drop gyorko for LeMehieu? My starting 2b is Pedroia, gyorko has been on the bench. Just a depth move but didn’t know what you thought on DJ

    Gracias senor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  98. Nico says:
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    Yo Grey! You starting C Santana or Reynolds at first this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds in Coors

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! How much longer does Harvey last in a mets uni? I can’t help but feel like he’s being a yooge bish right now. I hope he stays a met and goes back to draggin his big dong around the mound, but it doesn’t look good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s gone this offseason

  99. tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS – Duffy or Quintana? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  100. Marc G. says:
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    I’m one starter short with Paxton and Nola out and I have three closers in Edwin Diaz, Brach and Neris. Full disclosure (ditchcloser?): I might just punt saves before long in order to salvage all the damage done to my ERA and WHIP early in the season.
    Now I’m being offered Tanner Roark and Jackie Bradley for Yasmani Tomas and Edwin Diaz. Knowing I could use one of the 20 moves allowed in my league to grab either Trumbo or Yonder Alonso on waivers and let Bradley go, do I pull to trigger ? Or should I keep Tomas ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair for you… Trumbo

  101. exactly says:
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    ROS: Schrimpf or Hernan Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  102. speill says:
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    Thanks great stuff!! I was offered Carlos Gonzalez for Ender Inciarte. Would you take a flier on Cargo. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side

  103. Huss says:
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    points league McCutchen or Billy Hamilton? Also offered HanRam for my Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton…Hanley

  104. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    saw the cubs are bringing up Candelario today. You think this is just a depth call up until Heyward comes off the DL? or do you think he stays up for a while?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, unless you’re in an NL-Only league he’s irrelevant right now

  105. Quinn Saunders says:
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    Could use some advice. In a 5×5 Roto with OBP and QS. Team has been decimated with loss of Marte and Bumgarner. I have 4(ish) closers and an 11 in Saves: Robertson, Johnson, Kintzler and Neris. Was offered Peraza for Robertson.

    Should I make the deal? My lineup is basically: Sal Perez, Abreu, Dozier, Brad Miller, Josh Harrison, Moustakis, Todd Frazier, Betts, A Jones, McCutchen, Joc Pederson, Scott Schebler, Travis Shaw. Make the trade, or sit tight and hope these guys play up to their talent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Peraza if I needed steals

      • Quinn Saunders says:
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        @Grey: Even with the OBP hit? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, if I needed OBP

  106. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey,

    would you trade Bundy/Hendricks for Rizzo/Syndergaard?

    This is a H2H league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  107. 740 says:
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    Hey Guys,

    anyone dropping Taillon? 10team h2h cats

    Grey any thoughts? should i drop him?

    thanks bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him

  108. William Hung says:
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    FML – Deez Nutz going to be batting 9th… looks like I really am going to need a guy like Peraza on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks so bad

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: that’s why i call him Deez Nutz

        Serious Q – if this is a switch Mattingly does for awhile – is he droppable? I don’t like panic moves, so I feel like I have to hold him to see what happens, but this is terrible since the Marlins offense already isn’t very good.

        Peraza batting 7th > Deez Nutz batting 9th right?

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: If you only need one for SB’s, then what’s the real dif if one guy is 7th and one is 9th?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully Gordon’s moved back up, it’s awful for his value

  109. knucks says:
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    Is anyone else tracking Mancini’s eligibility in ESPN? It looks like the start in LF tonight should give him OF status.

  110. Ron Swanson says:
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    Would you deal Just Dong Martinez for Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. tank1 says:
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    Another quick follow-up on previous Trout offer, which side would you prefer if the deal was as follows: Trout/Quintana/Devenski for Betts/Villar/Duffy/Melancon? Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  112. Milarky says:
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    I’m in a league that only has limited waiver claims, so we really don’t have streaming. I’m looking to upgrade my SPs from the wire (would replace Hammel), but I need to take more of a ROS view point. Can you rank your top 3 or 4 from this list for me?

    Charlie Morton
    Jason Vargas
    Mike Leake
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Matt Andriese
    Mike Montgomery
    Hector Santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, Vargas, Leake

  113. William Hung says:
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    hopefully this game is a sign of things to come for Story and not like that 3 game stretch last month where he didn’t strike out and people thought he was going to wake up, only to slump again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: back-to-back multi hit games – gotta be something…

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: Gotta.

  114. Bristol says:
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    Points League Trade:

    Getting: Correa, Gallo, Abreu
    Giving: Bundy, Marwin Gonzo

    Yea or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bristol: Correa

  115. Brian Witt says:
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    Is Jackie Bradley Jr. worth holding? Would you drop him for, say, Javier Baez? Don’t really need any specific category as much as I just need someone who will actually contribute.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Baez

  116. mrbaseball says:
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    which side do you want

    Keon Broxton or CAHILL – offered Broxton for Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  117. Kevin Mitchell thinks this Mets team is embarrassing and out of hand1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      …(bare) hand.

  118. jonnybench says:
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    Moustakas or Baez ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moist

  119. William Hung says:
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    Damn, the Rockies are burying the Cubs in Game 1 so Mad Hatter pulled Rizzo and Bryant here in the top of the 7th. Hopefully Rizzo blows up in the night game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These guys gotta take advantage of these Coors games

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’m just hoping it’s not a repeat for me when the Nats went to Coors and had themselves a ball, only for Rendon to not get invited. I need Rizzo to wake up and help me climb out of last place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then Rendon exploded right after that on my bench, I remember

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Streaming Morton should help.

  120. Danielson says:
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    Some guy dropped D. Robertson in my league we are a FAAB league though my closers are feliz Rodney and Norris. I only have 64 left of my budget what would you spend to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  121. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Mark Reynolds…great baseball player…OR GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER?

    I’ve got 2-3 waiver wire guys left in ‘Perts League that I’ll trade you for him right now.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      On another note…How does Jered Weaver still have a job and why can’t my hitters face him everyday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I have Bryce Harper for him?

  122. Shivdaddy says:
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    I am going to Vegas for the first time tomorrow! I am thinking Over on the Arizona game, Godley v Boyd. What you think? 10 OU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know real gambling

  123. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Was just offered Cutch for my Conforto. Can’t tell if I’ve drank the hype juice, but I’m 80% leaning to decline.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate McCutchen

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I know. This is a redraft, and robits in the ROS generator have Mccutcheon like 38 overall, Conforto, 350ish.
        I’m just wondering who will have more value in say July? But then again the Pirates suck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eff the robits, I like Conforto

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Cool beans. Trump just fired Comey. WTF.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              More predictable than the firing of Lil Jon

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Lol – I Don’t know what this means, but I like it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  More predictable than the firing of Gary Busey?

                  • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Oh! the Apprentice! Never saw the show, but follow you now.

  124. Did you know that Charlotte Ray is still alive? Personally, shocked. Reds said that the Muslim version will be back asap. Don’t own him. But was thrilled, because the reference cracks me up every time. Velasquez dropped in my 12 team, limited move H2H. Drop Cobb (some reason I think he will improve ROS), D. Holland (has been the best, & likely traded to a contender at some point, but the fairy is knocking), or Snell (has probably been the worst of the three) for VV? Meanwhile, Vinnie currently may be worst so far of all 3! My condition of my pitching (paxton, j. ross, r. hill) and standings in this league are grotesque. (Miguel Gonzalez, Iwakuma, and other crap only FAs). Please help. Like Mrs. G. always did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I believe my crush’s name is Charlotte Rae — Velasquez over Snell, but wouldn’t waste a move on it

      • @Grey: That’s taking the cougs thing to a whole new level. Good for you. Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  125. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Which 2 for ros: Gausman, Lackey, Morton, Tillman and Tehran? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Gausman, Morton

  126. Fogimon says:
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    When the frankfurter is Berrios getting the callup?? I have held him since the beginning of the season in my keeper league (6 bench spots, 6 minor spots) and need some excitement in my pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like the kind of guy you want called up until he’s actually called up

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: He likes throwing strikes in AAA but under the bright lights of Target Field, he is wilder than Oliver Perez

  127. Los locos says:
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    Dude! JBJ is a wasted roster spot. Not in the lineup today. Come on Sox DL this guy something isn’t right.. grey, 10 team league he’s droppable?

    Piscotty polanco and him worst outfield ever..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s droppable

  128. demribbies says:
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    Oh no. I didn’t get Lackey out of the lineup before the first game locked so I’m running him out there @COL.

    5ER over/under?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully under for you

  129. ferris says:
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    Hedges, W Castillo or Vogt ROS (with ops)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  130. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I guy in my league has a few players I am interested in: MIggy, Bryant, Hamilton, deGrom, Strasburg, Taillon, Holland, Darvish.

    He said he is only interested in Trea Turner and Jose Ramirez. WHo should I ask for in return from that list for Turner and Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        anyone else

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        said no to bryant

  131. mernest says:
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    12 team 6X6 H2H scoring with QS instead of W

    Give:
    Betts
    Dozier
    Robbie Ray

    Get:
    Corey Seager
    Quintana
    Braun

    My staff is currently Carrasco, Strasburg, Duffy, Bundy, Hamels, Gausman, Cobb, Griffin–I like Ray for Ks and it seems like I’d be giving up a better ceiling per player than what I’d be getting. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • mernest says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, what if it was Springer instead of Mookie? Last question thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better

  132. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Would you drop Taillon in 14 team H2H categories? Also, best wishes to a full recovery Jamo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  133. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Hedges or Mesoraco ROS? 14 team H2H categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  134. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Even in an OBP league, would you be working the phones trying to find a taker for Bautista? Apparently Bautista’s barrels have dropped for another consecutive year so his outlook isn’t looking great. I was so pumped to get him in the 7th round, thinking he’d be a huge steal, but my confidence is dimming.

    In the meantime I’ve picked up guys like Conforto and Bellinger and just can’t see myself starting Bautista over those two.

    What’s the minimum you would sell him for instead of just dropping him? Maybe a mid tier closer or 3/4 SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the idea of working the phones for a fantasy trade, but who wants Bautista?

  135. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Melancon to the DL. Pick up Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  136. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto 10 teams, rizzo/fulmer for bogaerts/cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander, fair

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @Grey:
        Should I try to replace fulmer with quintana? Or just take it how it is? Thanks man! FYI I have turner and Diaz at ss/2b and will have Goldy and Desmond for 1b if I trade rizzo. But I need pitching wins era and whip lol I’m winning ks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

  137. exactly says:
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    Yo Grey, drop Wainwright, Velasquez and/or Maurer for any these guys in points league?

    Tyson Ross
    Junior Guerra
    Matt Garza
    Tyler Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • exactly says:
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        @Grey: How about dropping Wainwright now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • exactly says:
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            @Grey: Nice!

  138. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    mancini now playing in 2 out of 3 against righties. hicks finally benched. i’m guessing this happens at least 1 in 3 days now or more like before.

    1. in 16 team with hits, OPS added him over domingo?

    2. in 14 team with OBP over AVG, total bases added. drop hicks for choo? or could drop cargo 2, but he gets steals and i dropped dyson a while back. have trout/villar/hernan for steals. and desmond.

  139. William Hung says:
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    Looks like I avoided a disaster when a guy sniped Samardzjia a few minutes before me yesterday, so I had to settle for Cahill

    It’s early and the shark could settle in, but 4 runs in the first inning to the Mets, with still more potentially to come.

    I feel like there should be a term for this scenario…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I thought you’d be happy – anytime I asked you to pick Samardzjia or another pitcher, you always picked the other guy – except for Monday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own Samardzija in deep leagues where I can’t bench him ever

  140. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Gausman or Cahill?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  141. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Love me some Reynolds in Coors

    • William Hung says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Love me some Giants pitching – the ultimate cure for offensive woes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah!

  142. William Hung says:
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    What the hell is a pronator strain and will Melancon be out longer than the minimum 10 days? The pick up is Strickland?

    • Laura Holt

      Laura Holt says:
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      @William Hung: I’d grab Derek Law if you can

  143. Doc says:
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    12 team, keeper league — Better DL stash is Tom Murphy or Greg Bird?

    Time to straight up drop Jose Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird…Meh

  144. cujo says:
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    Melancon is having ISSUES. Paging Strickland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Looks like they are going with THE LAW

  145. dubjay says:
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    Law or strickland? What are we thinking? And should i drop Glover for either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strickland, could be either… I’d lose Glover for him

  146. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    hold hoover (also have bradley, but that’s more in hope of starting) over law/strickland?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I agree

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Strickland

      • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: good timing, they’d be gone if longer. law just got ganked in one spot.

        • Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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          @Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong): these are for 2 saves only leagues (the only ones left i have, in ALL holds leagues law/strickland long gone of course). incidentally i have bradley/hoover (now strickland/bradley) in both

  147. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    and from above i’m guessing this
    strickland > glover > hoover (i could’ve dropped glover before hoover)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

  148. dubjay says:
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    Monkey says Strickland, Bayarea writer says Law. Tough one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Strickland

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Prolly Law first chances but both will get in there.
        Giants stink so not many chances anyhow.

  149. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you start Verlander @ARI tonight? I feel like this has blowup game written all over it. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  150. I am the Walrus says:
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    I was just offered J.Vargas and B. McCann for my Duffy? What say you?

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @I am the Walrus: do that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  151. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    i’m guessing from his flu somebody just dropped dave peralta. this same guy i know and we were like 8 days ago talking about WTF did a previous guy drop peralta too. anywho, OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added 12 teamer with deep benches in 12 team h2h
    C hedges
    1B au rizz
    2B treat urner
    SS story
    3B franco
    OF (3) braun/gomez/wong
    util (2) lamb/c-santana
    BN hernan/brocktune/mancini
    NA brinson
    SP carrasco/paxton/ryu/nova/snell/carmart/quintana/glasnow
    m.montgomery/chavez/bradley
    RP feliz/osuna/strickland/norris
    DL bedrosian/rodon
    do i have enough steals to drop gomez/wong for d.peralta tonight?
    OR
    save the last move on the week to drop glasnow (if he sucks, wasn’t awful on sunday, i grabbed him for K’s last day of week) for one of nolasco/urena/straily/aj cole (yep these are best available)
    OR
    hold last move in case say law got a save before somebody else added him (it’s technically possible but unlikely)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Gomez for him

  152. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Have an OF surplus on paper in a keeper league, my 5 starting spots going to Blackmon, Desmond, JD Mart, eventually Dahl, and 1-2 of Broxton, Deshields, Ellsbury (with Meadows in my NA).

    I love Deshizz but need pitching. Would you trade him for any of the below guys? (Would love to know all you like!)

    Justin Wilson
    Walker
    Morton
    Cahill

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re trading Delino for something? Seems unlikely, I’d take any of those guys for him

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: he reached out to me with these options! Good to know any of those work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, nice!

  153. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    same 16 teamer from above, 2 moves left on week. kinda wanted to save one for new catcher as avila losing playing time again, even though his OPS is probably more than 200 higher than mccann’s. but then i get completely F’d up and got read my miranda’s. also want to do the domingo drop for mancini.
    miranda dropped for which of
    -cashner (SON always hates him, done better thus far though)
    -hahn (same, only one bad start thus far)
    -urena (no K’s, SON hates less than above, great otherwise so far, 2 at home coming up)
    -garza (WAY better than he should be thus far)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  154. Robert says:
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    Is Britton worth holding on to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in some leagues

    • William Hung says:
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      @Robert: estimated timetable is 45-60 days

  155. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: 1 Q and 1 Thought:

    Q: Cesar Hernandez is available – pick him up instead of Peraza? a

    Thought: Rizzo just struck out with the bases loaded against a pitcher who was falling apart :(

    His “Dead to me” meter is rising…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  156. Reverend on the Radio says:
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    Would you trade Ramos for Alonso?

    12 man league

    My relief pitchers are terrible and I have been losing saves anyways. Should I abandon the stat and focus on starting pitchers ? My only relief pitcher is Diaz

    I would then also attempt to trade Diaz

    I need some help on offense as my team is :
    C hedges
    1b freeman
    2b Murphy
    3b Jose Ramirez
    Ss Reyes
    Of ozuna, Betts, Tomas
    Util Dickerson. Justin turner
    Bench – d. Peralta, Tull
    Dl cespesdes, haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t punt

  157. Reverend on the Radio says:
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    Would you put in a waiver claim for Trumbo? and who would be my drop?

    c – mccann
    1b – freeman
    2b – hernandez
    3b – arenado
    ss – correa
    of – conforto, ozuna, benintendi
    util – k. davis, justin turner
    bench – hicks, odor, diaz, bregman, alonso

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  158. Brian says:
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    Is Polanco droppable? Even if his bat realizes the season started, I don’t see how he can get many runs and RBI in this awful lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  159. coleseph says:
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    Broxton just got one in the back. Boston throwing at the black guy. Imagine that.

    • wouldyourather says:
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      @coleseph: dont bring that shit here

  160. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    so how many leagues did we bench lackey in? i’m at at least 6. damn shame. played miranda over him in great only 2.

  161. lwomack58 says:
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    Currently have Belt on bench-drop for Drury, Gamel, Valencia, Reddick, Rivera, Victor Martinez. Please rank in order who you would choose-

  162. E says:
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    What do you think of this trade?

    Yasiel Puig
    Bud Norris
    Julio Urias

    For

    Brad Brach
    Danny Salazar

    h2h, avg, OBP, k/bb

    thanks

  163. William Hung says:
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    forget Story giving me an ulcer, Rizzo is doing a much better job at that

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @William Hung: i got those 2 in my bigger money league myself.

  164. FrankGrimes says:
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    Villar can eat my ass

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @FrankGrimes: doing ugly work in net steals leagues today

  165. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h

    SP Carrasco, Strasburg, Paxton, McCullers, Hill, Nola, Urias, Maeda, Walker

    RP Holland, Bush, Neris

    Who would you drop to pick up Wilson and/or Law?

    I’m leaning towards Neris and Walker?

  166. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Cahill and Robbie Ray for Dark Knight Harvey and Neris or hold?

  167. ebudz says:
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    bahaha of course lackey pitches well at coors …

  168. Sano it's your birthday says:
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    So I was offered this deal in on the fence…
    Season long 6×6

    My corner infield consist of
    Sano Bregman rizzo encarnacion bellinger pujols and castallenos

    My middle consists of
    Correa lemehieu and beckham

    Outfield is
    JD Martinez renfroe Margot Carlos Gonzalez sano bellinger mancini and joc pedersen

    I was offered schwarber and Baez for Edwin encarnacion and beckham. What’s your opinion on this deal?

  169. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey both Cahill and Wood are on waviers which do you like better going forward?

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