Hehe, I’m such a jerk.  I finally dedicate a lede to Jason Vargas and it’s to point out how bad he was last night — 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.06.  Well, look at it this way.  If he wasn’t good for so long, him being bad wouldn’t matter.  For unstints, my friend texted me yesterday, “R. Kelly’s being accused of holding girls against their will in his cult.”  I texted back, “That’s one cult where you really don’t want to drink the Kool-Aid.”  It was the least surprising news yesterday.  2nd least surprising is the Vargas regression.  What happens with regression, stays in Vargas.  He’s not done regressing either, if his peripherals hold.  He has a 6.8 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 and 4.87 xFIP, i.e.,  A lost Vargas is not just a Wynn, but one of those sure-cuts, sure-cuts.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jorge Soler – Demoted to Triple-A Omaha, where he will undoubtedly be a background extra in Alexander Payne’s next film.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three days.  He could be in for one of the biggest 2nd halfs of anyone.  I.e., launch angle meets exit velocity and lots of fantasy owners’ onomatopoeias of exhilaration.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Did you start him?  No, of course you didn’t, because his ERA is 5.58!

Carlos Correa – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  With Correa, I’d expect a jammed button as they perform a missile test on themselves.  “Hey, look, we got missiles that can reach 35 feet off our coast.  Who wants some?!”  Yeah, aight, go to sleep.

Lance McCullers – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.28.  Too substandard starts in a row, which, of course, means he has a shoulder injury.  I wish I were joking.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Asterisknick started over Marwin just as Mike Maher dedicated 8,000,000 words to his undying love for Marwin in his top 100 hitters.  Also, the MM Boy joins Halp and I on today’s podcast coming later today.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .232.  Aw, doode got old.  Don’t worry, we’ll still see one Beltran knee-buckle in the playoffs this year.

Mitch Haniger – Out yesterday with a jammed finger.  What a Smucker!

Mike Zunino – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  You know whose steelo he’s stealing?  (Stealo?)  Answer:  Gattis.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer.  Bet he’s going to hit 35 homers this year and, at no point, will it seem like he’s hot.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I said yesterday, he could be starting a schmotato run, and today I’m confirming.  We have confirmation!

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Two days in a row now I’m pointing out what a huge 2nd half Seager could have in store.  The non-Jerk Store, to be exact.

Marcus Stroman – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Stroman was included in my top 100 for the 2nd half of 2017 fantasy baseball.  That ranking post is still relevant (mostly).  Stupid Cueto!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Halp and I talk about Ed-Rod on today’s podcast.  The gist:  I like Ed-Rod and now he’s going to look terrible to make me look dopey.  Never fails!

Brad Brach – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 16th save.  Sully could’ve landed on the runway if he had as much lead time the Orioles are giving Britton.  Guys, he’s a major league pitcher, I think Britton can reclaim the closer job now, right?  At this rate, Britton can impregnate his wife, have her give birth and, 25 years later, he can be the closer before Zach.

Johan Camargo – 0-for-4, hitting .322.  In related Camargo news, what the eff is a Camargo?!  Kidding, I know.  It’s a speech impediment Camaro.  In fantasy related Camargo news, Dansby could be optioned down to the minors.  I told everyone to avoid the price Dansby was going for in the preseason, so y’all were warned.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  The recent starts have been better, but I’d still use Stream-o-Nator for him.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 23rd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.07, and his first steal.  Lester obviously envisioned himself on the mound when he stole the bag.  Oh, and, yeah, suddenly the Cubs are good again.  The ol’ All-Star break switch flip!

Austin Hedges – Sat out with birds circling his head from a foul tip he took off the mask on Friday.  Not to sound insensitive like Jann Arden, but you’re in Coors, man, you can’t suck it up?  C’mon!

Hector Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Those are supposed to be my Hedges homers!  Aw, geez!

Jabari Blash – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Schmotato, perhaps, but he’s in Coors, so there’s that.  That being everyone should be owned in Coors.

David Dahl – Bud Black isn’t sure if Dahl will play in the majors in 2017.  Damn, that’s a PUA-level neg for Black, since Dahl is hitting .353 during his minor league assignment.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  If you take nothing else from this post today, grab Parra everywhere.  Forget about playing time, yadda, blabba, blooie, just grab him.

Stephen Vogt – Will have a knee MRI after leaving yesterday’s game following a home plate collision.  Immediately after MLB heard about the collision they called Buster Posey to make sure he was okay.

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 6th, 7th, and 8th steal, hitting .281.  Whoa.  It was like he remembered exactly what kind of player he’s always been in the span of nine innings.  Please let Cervelli get traded to every team Arcia faces the rest of the year.

Gregory Polanco – 4for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .272.  Speaking of remembering the player you’re supposed to be.  As the great Army Archerd once said, be all you can be.  Hmm, I might have the wrong Army.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homers, hitting .275.  I’m pretty sure I said at some point, anyone wanna bet that Giancarlo finishes the year with more homers than Judge?  I know the hype machine is revved up real loosey and/or goosey for Judge, but don’t mess with my boo bae, Giancarlo.

Matt Harvey – Resumed throwing.  For most pitchers, this would be a positive, but, with how he’s looked over the past two years, Harvey throwing is not a positive for anyone except opposing hitters.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .278.  He’s been cold as dog balls for a while now, but hopefully this breaks him out of his slump.  I own Conforto in Con-far-too many leagues.

Zack Wheeler – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  Comatose Mets Fan just woke from an 18-month coma.  Lenny Dykstra whistles to the nurses, since he was being paid $12/hour to sit by his bedside, but the nurses naturally think he’s just whistling at them again.  Once the Comatose Mets Fan gets his bearings, he asks the most important question for him, “Harvey, Thor, Wheeler, Matz…how my boys doing?!”

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .311.  Fantasy is littered with guys that break out for one season only to fade into oblivion the following year.  I think that might be Pham.  A flim-Pham artist, so to speak.  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own him.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .299.  Extrapolating DeJong’s numbers out to a full season and he’d be on a 40-homer pace.  If I’m using the word extrapolating correctly.  Though, extrapolating sounds like the kind of physique a gymnast needs.

Brett Cecil – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Cecil appears to be Matheny’s own personal fetch, and he really wants to make Cecil work as his closer, so grab him on the quickfast.  CORRECTION:  As many have pointed out, Rosenthal had pitched three straight games, so at worst this is a committee with Cecil and Rosenthal; at best it’s Rosenthal’s job.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  But he’s never good in away games!  Well, it was the A’s.  The team that puts the A’s in malaise.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Souza’s having a sneakily good season, no matter how many times I say that.  Shizz continues to sneak.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I’d put a small wager on Longoria getting to his usual 27 homers, which means he’s going to hit more homers in the 2nd half than he did in the 1st.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Kinda love to see Davis get a season in Coors.  Think he could challenge 55 homers.  Seriously.

Michael Pineda – Will undergo Tommy John surgery on his torn UCL.  “Um, guys, what about me?”  That’s Tanaka as he points at his dangling torn tendon.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  You might remember Garrett Cooper from High Noon where he played opposite Jean Segura.  “Keep your hands above Jean’s waist!”  That’s John Ford having none of Garrett Cooper’s funny business.  So, Garrett Cooper is the Yankees’ 1st baseman now?  Oh.  (Michael) Kay.  Cooper showed a bit of power in the PCL, which is like hitting on the moon with an aluminum bat, though, so is the major leagues.  Might catch lightning in a bottle with Cooper, but I’d leave him to AL-Only leagues until we see more.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.31, moving his record to 10-3, which is the CB code for “Understood” for people who don’t understand it’s 10-4.  Copy that is also understood, unless you accidentally have the CB button pushed and are standing at a photocopier.  Double nickels is code for 55 MPH, and 789 is for “numbericide.”  Just a bit of a trivia buff, that’s all.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .327.  Looks like we may never get that DL stint that we all wagered on about a month ago.  Yup, he’s going to stay healthy all year.  For all six months of the season.  All 162 games– Is it obvious I’m trying to jinx him?

Brian Goodwin – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .245.  He was 1-for-13 going into the game, so Goodwin ain’t a good one.  High five me now!  C’mon!  That was good!  No?  Okay.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .329.  Just another day at the ball park.  If you add an E to ‘at,’ you have Joey Chestnut’s favorite sentence.

Scott Feldman – 1 IP, 5 ER and headed to the DL with a sore knee.  He hurt his knee after the Reds told him to “go kick rocks.”

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Got to go to Don Ameche. Hopefully I’ll make it back, that’s the most important. Will let you know.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for July 18

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- I want the rescue team ready to go.’

    Murdock: ‘You’re risking your career, reputation, your family’s security… – You think any one man’s worth all that?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Yes, I do.

    Murdock: ‘- I’m giving you an order to withdraw.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Do I get the team or go over your head?’

    Murdock: ‘You don’t seem to understand something. I’m in charge here. You’re just a tool. We’re the machine. I want him placed under arrest. He’s not to leave the base.

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- He never had a chance, did he?

    Murdock: ‘- Like you said, Colonel, he went home.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Steve Kooker says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      Is this a fantasy baseball board? I am not understanding the Rambo thing every day here.

      • henncoop says:
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        @Steve Kooker: Easy enough to skip over if you don’t like it. I think plenty of other guys read it. The dog days of summer & fantasy baseball just makes for some unhappy campers as their championship dreams wither in the summer heat.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Steve Kooker: Hey, man!

        This site is WAAAAY more than just a fantasy baseball board. It’s also…

        a. PSY101Y
        b. SOC101Y
        c. MAT101Y
        d. PHY101Y

        I think you get it.

        Cheers,
        Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man.

        a. Got to 20 miles from Don Ameche and had to abandon the mission and turn back to base. It totally sucked. Only good news….I made it back.

        b. Rambo II is almost over, at the most into next week.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Good that you made it back! B. Major spoilers ahead!

  2. Stumanji! says:
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    10 team H2H OPS league: Lose Broxton or Semien for Parra? Caveat: I’m playing them both at Util right now but might need Semien at SS if Correa misses time.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stumanji!: In a vacuum Broxton…Makes sense to take Semien though with Correa possibly out.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stumanji!: Read this wrong…Can lose Broxton if you need the SS, otherwise id keep Broxton over Semien

      • TheConsigliere says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Would you still keep Broxton if it’s a weekly locked points league?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @TheConsigliere: Hes definitely droppable in a 10 teamer if you have better options

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Aaaaaaaand Correa is done. FMFBBL!

  3. VinWins

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    Extrapolating! Nice. Though I know you are probably just teasing the grammar police.

    • VinWins

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      @VinWins: (I was going to say “teasing us grammar police,” but I didn’t know if that was good grammar.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Ewe, the grammar police?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or is that oui?

  4. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Need to make room on roster:
    Drop Bundy or Jordon Montgomery (or even both, haha!?)

  5. enrique says:
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    No question today, Grey. Will you please just castigate me for starting McCullers despite his low score on the Stream-o-nator?

    Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @enrique: cullers cullers cullers is a start nearly everywhere till they actually say he’s injured (or maybe after 2 more like the last 2).

      • Guy says:
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        @goodfold2: is it time to sell mccullers for anything you can get?

        • mthom42 says:
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          @Guy: I’m worried yo. Just shipped him off for Beltre. Needed a 3B in a bad way.

    • Hugman says:
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      @enrique: Wasn’t he at $11? If you can’t trust a top ten pitcher at $11 dollars you’re doing it wrong. No castigating needed. I started three pitchers with negative values the day before (C Mart, Faria, and Cahill) to great results. You gotta trust your guys, aces especially, unless in Coors. McCullers has not felt safe lately tho. Feels like three bad starts in a row, but I haven’t looked it up.

      • enrique says:
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        @Hugman: I thought he was around $2 or $3, but maybe my memory is playing tricks on me. If there’s a pitcher I like at around $10 or more I usually don’t question it. In this case, I remember thinking I’d go against the SoN because it was a home game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: Meh, I started him too, what can do

      • enrique says:
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        @Grey: His next two starts are setting up to be @BAL and @DET as well — not too hospitable, though Detroit could be without a couple of its stars by the time that start rolls around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks

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    good lord, added cecil in 3 spots yesterday just watched this save, really wanted to see the dude who had 25 or so out of last 26 appearances be a dominant dude, with low in the zone offspeed shit that either resulted in bad groundout contact or K’s. he threw about 5 balls high and outside to right handers that would never be swung at, 2 meat balls to assdribble at about 92 high over heart of plate (1 single from that, conforto would’ve HR’d those 2 pitches), conforto (1st batter) on 2nd pitch hit a line drive hard right at right fielder (lucky out). then his ONLY good pitch of all three batters was low in the zone and got a double play out of cespedes. i have no idea if molina was actually calling those 7 or 8 garbage pitches but it looked bad as F.

    cecil went most likely from rosie pitching 3 days in a row. don’t get me wrong i have cecil in more leagues than rosie now (4-1, both in one) due to rosie being stashed in every league for a while (even saves only) so i wouldn’t mind if cecil stuck at all.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: “yesterday” should now read nearly 46 hours ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Agreed, Matheny really seems to want to make this Cecil thing happen

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: maybe, but yesterday could be a function of rosie being 3 days in a row tired. if cecil looks like he looked last night he won’t have this job long. that being said cecil’s been awesome like 25/27 of the time in the last 27.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, true

  7. AdamH says:
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    Didi vs Arcia

    Pham vs Clint Frazier

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @AdamH: Arcia/Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Agree with F

  8. Tony C says:
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    Thanks Grey for your great work. You are one of a kind.
    In a 12 H2H, 10×10 OPS and BA league which of the following 3 OFs do you want for ROS:
    Desmond, Trumbo, Thames, Polanco, Joc and Souza.
    Also if you are speculating for saves for ROS please pick 2: Madson, Doolittle, Kahnle, Archie, Vizcaino or someone else?
    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony C: 1. I’d go with Desmond/ Polanco 2. Madson, Kahnle, Vizcaino

      • Tony C says:
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        Yonder Alonso can also be included above especially if he gets traded to NYY. Thanks

        • Tony C says:
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          Scratch that. Alonso was just picked up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Madson, Kahnle — Desmond, Trumbo, Polanco

  9. David Niven says:
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    Murphy/Pomeranz or Greinke/Dolittle? In a bubble in a vacuum?

    Cheers ese!

      • David Niven says:
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        @Grey:

        That would leave me with a rotation of hill, nelson, tallion, a Nola, gray, watcha, pomerantz, e rod, Cobb.

        That ain’t enough is it?

        Need pretty much everything but holds brah.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not

          • David Niven says:
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            @Grey: Your a tribute to your gender kemosabe. Have a great day and thanks man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, thanks!

  10. Afternoon Delight says:
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    Keeper league showdown! Jose Ramirez vs. Andrew Benintendi. Who ya taking?

  11. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Prayers for a dl-less Zimmerman – and for a nifty t-shirt win.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @mrs. featherbottom: Prayers For Zimmerman to break a leg.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Meh, not so crazy! As a ‘one-n Zimm’ owner this year (just dumb luck) he has had at least 1 day off a week for the entire season. This has allowed him to stay fresh, focused and injury-free. Dusty is also aware of his penchant to go on the DL.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope you just jinxed him

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            LOL, I hope you just un-jinxed him!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            PS I didn’t want to bring this up but….Remember when you were at your best? Some time in college or around that time when you thought that you could do anything, ace a test, be on top of the world? I know it’s a long time ago, but that’s when ‘one-n Zimm’ was at his best. Let him just live it up for one more good year!

            • Grey

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              Damn, I did, didn’t I? Zimm’s not at his best tho, he’s partying in his early 30s like he’s his best, and then he’s going to suddenly collapse into a ball and vomit

  12. Right Said Manfred says:
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    On Cecil: Rosenthal had pitched 3 straight days. There are several quotes that seem to state Trevor is the current closer option. Just a heads up.

  13. James T Kirk says:
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    Extrapolate DeJong’s strikeots and your calculator breaks.

  14. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey!! Is it crazy to be starting three Rockies? Have Story at SS, Desmond in OF, and Parra in Util. Lineup looks something like Perez, Rizzo, Altuve, J.Turner, Story, Stanton, Desmond, Inciarte, Parra, B-LoMo, DL-Trea.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: No not crazy

  15. Trey Anastastio says:
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    Parra or Pham – Who would you rather pick up?

  16. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP/SLG league…

    Add Parra over JBJ? Seems like JBJ has slowed down a bit recently.

    Add Arcia over JBJ?

  17. Just Busted says:
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    Great write up!

    Yahoo, H2H, 12 team, 5×5

    With Odor and Happ on waivers, Trea Turner on my DL, Gennett on my bench, and Gordon, Rendon, Correa, as my starters…..two questions:
    Time to drop Villar?
    And for Happ or Odor?

    Thanks!
    I love the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  18. StewZilla says:
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    Rizzo needs 1 more game (ONE MORE FREAKIN’ GAME!) at 2B in Yahoochie to get 2B eligibility but he’s been stuck on 9 for a month or so. Do you have Joe Maddon’s pager number so I can text him the number 28 then 911?

  19. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Haniger for Polanco?

  20. Wacha Wacha says:
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    10 team obp. Do you prefer to drop Maybin, pham, Conforto, or c Davis? Thanks!

      • SteveA says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I thought you and Grey would pick Conforto. With Maybin 0 for his last 11 and a low BA, this puzzles me. Why Maybin?

  21. Natsochist says:
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    Great write-up, Gray!

    10-team 5×5 Roto, OBP, Auction Keeper:

    1. Drop Puig or Reddick for Parra?
    2. Need W & Ks without losing ground in ERA (leading) and WHIP (second). Which side of these trades?

    – Ray / Ramos for C-Mart / Lester
    – Ray / Kintzler for C-Mart / Cole

    Ray has the best keeper price of the players mentioned.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Natsochist: 1. Reddick 2. C-Mart side in both for me, fair though depends on needs.

  22. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    If you 730 that mean you crazy, hit me on the hip means page me, angel dust is sherm, if you got AIDS you got the germ, if a chick gave you a disease then you got burned.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: First thing that popped into my head reading the Strasburg blurb.

        Oh, I think FOH convinced me to come a week later because Bellinger bobblehead is on June 8th I believe, so I might arrive that week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          June 8th? Later works better for me, so that’s solid… Not sure if FOH is talking to me anymore tho, unfortch

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, September 8th. He mentioned us all meeting up, unless he’s harboring all of that hate.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, you have other friends out here?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Just the one who is a producer for Chance.

                And I’m related to Dennis Miller through marriage, does that count?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You got more connections than me! Yo, hook up a brother!

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. Yeah he don’t come round these parts, but apparently my aunt used to go stay at his brother’s house. He a producer or something?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay contact him and let’s hang with him!

  23. Zeus says:
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    Nice write up Grey.

  24. morningsunshine says:
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    Cut Mancini, Suarez or Gennett to activate Aaron Sanchez? I was looking to start him today.
    12 team h2h R HR RBI SB AVG OBP

  25. Alex says:
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    Ideally, I’d like to hold Margot long enough for him to get me some steals. But do I need to pick up Polanco over him sooner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d want Polanco

  26. Bucktail30 says:
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    OBP league

    Who should I start today?

    Benintendi vs JA Happ
    Starling Marte vs Guerra

    • bucktail says:
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      @Bucktail30:
      or

      Bogaerts vs JA Happ

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Bucktail30: Marte

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bucktail30: I’d go with Beni for now

  27. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Sup Grey!

    1. Castellanos or Maikel Franco ROS?
    2. Drop Leon Broxton or Haniger for Parra?

  28. Robert says:
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    Chapman for Keuchel fair?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Robert: Eh… if you really need saves? I think I’d rather have the consistent starter this year, since you can’t trust more than 10 pitchers this year…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Keuchel side but fairish.

  29. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Great write up, and about Odorizzi home away splits. Can you make someone write up the most over the top splits going on this season or part this season, part career splits we should know? I know Wainwright is garbage but it’s more solid at home and Chernobyl away. I dunno it helps with fantasy and gambling…you’re the man!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Lt: He does mention this often… Jhoulys Chacin, for example….

      • Lt says:
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        @CMUTimmah: I live for this site and Greys posts I read them all. I know he already mentions splits now and then, the concept of HodgePadre in itself is one example. I just meant a definitive jump out at you splits list of some guys, thought it would be interesting or helpful. I am very aware Grey is the mayor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: I’ll see if I can wrangle someone for this

  30. Texas Flood says:
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    Marte comes back today and I need to drop one of Polanco, JBJ, Duval. His 4 for 4 last night aside, is Polanco headed for a platoon or drop one of the other 2?

  31. The Great Hambino says:
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    Simmons or Arcia? 5×5 12 team roto

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! So bummed about that Dahl news too . . . seems like we need an injury and a trade to clear space for him this year (maybe that makes him and Tapia nice and cheap next year). With all these valuable OF, it cracks me up that the Rockies were looking at JD Mart. I’d LOVE that of course, but where are they playing him?!

    Anyway, in my 12 team roto keeper, I’m really dying for average + could gain 5 or 6 category points (which would put me from 4th to 2nd) if I can bump my .261 to .269/.270.

    With that in mind, would you trade your $36 Rizzo keeper for both, or if not both, either, of $7 Segura keeper or $16 Justin Turner?

    My plan is to try Rizzo for both and see how it goes, but their averages could really go a long way to a championship run this year.

    Thanks!

  33. mcmi11ions says:
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    I know there is a fairly high degree of sarcasm here but are we (the royal we) really that concerned over McCullers? He’s good but he was pitching over his head a bit to start the season and I think (fingers crossed) we are just seeing some regression back to his career (albeit short career) numbers. I imagine that an ERA in the 3.20 to 3.80 range is what we were expecting at the start of the season, right?

  34. joeg414 says:
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    Take a chance with Snell tonight vs the A’s in Oakland ?
    6×6 mixed deep roto

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @joeg414: I think his downside outweighs his upside due to control… A’s K a lot, but Snell needs to stay ahead of the count to take advantage of that, something he’s struggled with all year.

      • joeg414 says:
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        @CMUTimmah:
        Agreed, could hurt your Whip , but might go 6 with 8+ K’s.

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @joeg414: & five walks:(

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @joeg414: If you’re not worried about WHIP/ERA…

  35. Luvdarooks says:
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    Have Altherr on the DL
    So who to pick up in the meantime?
    5×5 OBP
    Tapia
    J Aguilar
    Sierra
    K Marte
    Freese
    Goodwin

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Luvdarooks: Aguilar…no real good options here.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Luvdarooks: I’d grab Goodwin. He’s the only one playing everyday, at least until Turner comes back .

  36. G says:
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    Hey Grey, been a while. Hope al is well.

    Have a quick trade questions.

    In my H2H redraft, I was offered Cody Allen for Robbie Ray. League counts K/9 instead of Ks

    My closers are Chapman, Kintzler, and Bush (also own Kela)

    My SPs are Darvish, Ray, Happ, Samardz, Duffy, Nova, Lackey

    Ray is clearly one of my better starters and better K/9 guys so I was leaning towards rejecting it…and of course SAGNOF. My Chapman acquisition which I could not pass up hasn’t worked out the greatest either, so Im not very encouraged to trade for another closer. Thanks as always

    • G says:
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      @G:

      He is now considering Duffy instead of Ray. So I guess your thoughts on both trades.Thanks

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @G: Hold on Ray but I would do the deal if he’ll take Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree with F

  37. lwomack58 says:
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    Castellanos & Parra over Reddick or C. Davis?

    On another team Castellanos or JBJ?

    Currently they are bench bats.
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: 1. Parra over Reddick 2. JBJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lwomack58: Actually, 1. Agree with F 2. Cast

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you worry about Parra’s playing time?

        • lwomack58 says:
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          @lwomack58:

          Sorry for the extra question-

          I know you voted Cast. over JBJ-But would you take Parra over Cast?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d go Parra while playing and at home

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do

  38. Blaster says:
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    Maikel Franco or Ryon Healy?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Blaster: Healy

  39. Matty says:
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    Frazier and Santana have to get hot eventually right?
    They’re really killing my vibe in my RCL. Are they pretty close to streamer/ waiver wire caliber at this point? It feels like I’d be better served with whichever hot bat I can find.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matty: Go with a hot bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: I’d lose Santana… Frazier I’d wait to see if traded to the Red Sox

  40. Favio Vasquez says:
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    How hard do you think the reality fairies are going to hit Judge? I mean so far its like theyre mad at him like hes been stealing their dust. Should I consider moving him for DeGrom or Lester? On a side note, maybe this is as obvious at it seems, but in a 10 team roto points league, should i deal a bat like Judge to someone im trying in catch in batting stats? I have machado, k davis, bour, goldy and now napoli for power. Things change everyday so would you send judge for a top arm in my instance?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Favio Vasquez: In a points league i could definitely see moving Judge for an ace…deGrom is fine but I’d aim higher with all of the Judge hype.

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Currently I have offers out for Kershaw and Sale to teams who need bats. The guy who im chasing and who is topped out in batting that has degrom. I was going to target him next if they fall through. Just didnt feel right to trade someone like Judge to him but i need an ace so….

  41. Springers Dong says:
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    Parra or Polanco

      • Springers Dong says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…dropped JBJ. Look mom, I can kinda manage my fantasy baseball team on my own.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  42. Ben says:
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    Last few guys on my roster are Holliday, Odor, Dyson, Pederson.

    Drop any for Castellanos or Cecil (need saves)?

    Probs not, eh?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ben: Holliday/Dyson and Pederson can all be swapped out for needs..I’d lose Holliday first.

      • Ben says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks both of you. Also, thoughts on Cam Bedrosian? He was just dropped in my league and I love his skills but is it worth it? He’s not the closer right now and even if/when he is his save numbers will be low.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s an MR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Agree with F

  43. Matty says:
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    Another question today:
    In a redraft league is Bellinger worth trying to sell high? Did I already miss my shot?

    I’m hurting at MI and SP.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matty: Give it a shot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Agree with F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: BTW, missed your shot, didn’t he hit for the cycle on Saturday?

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey: I just assume that by the ASB people get smart about young guns with hot first halves. Even if they’re for realz.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: bellinger looks for real. Probably won’t reproduce his first half but I’d say 15 or 18 homers possibly and chip in steals…pretty valuable

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  44. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Thinking about some wholesale free agent pickups. (1) Add Parra & drop JBJ (or Mazara). (2) Add Castellano & drop Alonso. Thoughts on both? You the poop.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Slimcompoop: I’d take Parra over Mazara and hold Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: No, you poop! I’d likely drop Maz and Alonso for Cast and Parra

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: It’s an OBP league…does that change your mind at all? Also, have you created an “Agree with F” keyboard shortcut? Keep pooping…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do have an Agree with F shortcut, and one for No problem

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly hold in OBP league, but bunch of tomato-tomahtoes

  45. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10tm. Quintana for Duffy/t. Frazier, which side you like?

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:
      I have quintana. My other sp are: Kershaw, Ray, Severino, Fulmer, Tanaka, Hoffman(streamer) and wacha, I grabbed Tanaka off waivers just to stream really. My 3rd baseman, Rendon, beltre and newly acquired Dejong. We have 2 util spots

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Quintana

  46. Blaster says:
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    Hanley Ramirez or Yonder Alonso?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Blaster: Probably a coin flip for the 2nd half but I’ll go with Yonder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blaster: Agree with F, but I’d likely flip to Hanley

  47. Shidesthelimit says:
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    How many more homers until DeJong becomes DeDong?

  48. Aaron says:
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    My team has been slowly slipping in R and SB categories, and could use some help in AVG and OPS too (12 team roto, 6×6 with OPS and QS/SV+H). Are there any obvious moves to make here, or ride it out with my current team? Apologies for the somewhat vague setup–I’m stuck on how to improve and therefore doing nothing. Thanks

    Current lineup: Y Molina, P Goldschmidt, J Harrison, A Beltre, M Machado, M Trumbo, A Benintendi, D Santana, L Morrison, M Reynolds
    Bench: Y Cespedes, M Sano, C Dickerson (DL Kipnis, Dahl)

    Current SP: Duffy, Samardzija, Vargas, Nola, Wood, Paxton, Taillon
    Current RP: Rivero, Diaz, Bradley, Givens, Barnes

    Hitters on wire: Choo, Parra, Maybin, Dyson, C Santana, Kepler, Marisnick, DeShields, Span, Pearce, Tapia
    SP wire is mostly streamers: Wainwright, Hoffman, Hellickson, Blackburn, Kuhl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: Trade Yoenis, Sano and Kipnis for one hitter or pitcher upgrade to free up your team to make moves

      • Aaron says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good to me in general…Looking at standings I think it’s going to be easier for me to get pitching in return for hitting, but I’m way better off on pitching stats than hitting. Here’s a couple options I can see, your evaluations welcome (in all cases assuming trading all 3):
        1) Receive Darvish OR Carrasco
        2) Receive Schoop (though doesn’t help me on SB)
        3) Receive Hamilton and Schoop
        4) Receive CMart OR Greinke OR Gio
        5) Receive Archer OR Severino OR Ray
        6) Receive a combo of Pham, Cain, and LeMahieu

        Thanks, great writeup as usual

  49. Turner Overdrive says:
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    Trying to improve my pitching for the playoffs in a 14-Team H2H Keep 6 Forever League:

    Trade away McCullers for Quintana & Pomeranz?

    My SP – Strasburg, McCullers, Tanaka, Duffy, Peacock, Godley, Folty, Roark, Snell

    My Keepers w/o McCullers – Correa, Trea, JD, Rendon, Miggy, Stras

    The back of my starting rotation is terrible and this would help spread the wealth a little bit. I’m also not sure how much they will be using McCullers in the fantasy playoffs either.

  50. Bobby says:
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    Which Side you like better ? Thanks

    Cole, Sonny Gray and Benintendi for Judge, Tillman and Crawford

  51. The Great Knoche says:
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    Josh Tomlin is so very sad he got no love for his wonderful stream start last night.

  52. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a 10 team standard points league. Unique situation where I have a load of 1Bs (Freeman, Bellinger, Abreu, Smoak, Myers, Desmond). I’ve been offered Eduardo Rodriguez straight up for my Smoak. Current worst pitcher on my staff is Hoffman. Take it? Thanks!

  53. redrocksdawg says:
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    Last place in a keeper league. I’m going on a fire sale.

    Packaging Yu Darvish and McCullers for someone.

    Who would you take? Benintendi, Jose Ramirez, or JD Martinez?

    I can fore sure get Benintendi or Ramirez.

  54. The Great Knoche says:
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    Talk about the Post-All Star 5th Day streaming nightmare. Have you looked at the Shit-sipping options available today. It’s a who’s who of everyone either coming off the DL or I havent pitched in the majors for a while.

    Junior Guerra
    Vince Velasquez
    John Lackey
    Adam Conley
    Bartolo Colon
    Brian Johnson
    Miguel Gonzalez

    Puke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Haha, I know, actually benching some of them in NL-Only leagues

  55. Raoul Duke says:
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    Drop Mazara or Carlos Santana for Parra?

  56. Cram It says:
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    Get off of Conforto’s a**. He was dealing with injury and getting yo-yoed in and out of the lineup for a better part of a month. Since it seems like he’s back to everyday, 2 HR’s in 4 games and he’s back to Confortoing. Stop hating on everything Mets!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Amen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, I’m rooting for him!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Begrudgingly!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own Conforto in Tout and RCL, my two leagues I’m in 1st in, I’m rooting for him big time!

  57. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Have to drop either Charlie Morton or Eduardo Rodriguez because of 10 SP limit. After seeing Ed-Rod pitch last night which of these two gets dropped.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  58. Dave says:
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    Good Morning Grey
    Assuming Salazar joins the rotation
    What 2 would you keep?
    Salazar, Godley, Clevinger
    10 team hth
    Thanks
    Dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Not Godley

  59. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Salazar may be back this week……like him ROS more than Nola, Duffy or JA Happ?

  60. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    6×5, 10 team, including obp, h2h

    c – Sal Perez
    1b – Goldy, Abreu, Ian Desmond
    2b – Odor, Villar
    3b – Arenado
    ss – Bogaerts
    of – Trout, Judge, Sano, Yelich, Conforto, Reddick

    Polonco and Souza are free agents. Add one or both? Who to drop? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Charlie: Polanco over Reddick

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Leave Souza on the wire?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea who you’re dropping for Souza, I do like him tho

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks. Yeah I’m not sure either. I’ll roll with Polonco and see how he does.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  61. Citizen5 says:
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    Pick one for the next two starts:

    Berrios vs. NYY (Monty); @ LAD (McCarthy)
    Clevinger @ SF (Blach); vs. CIN (Aldeman)

    Thanks in advance,

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Citizen5: Clevinger

      • BSA70 says:
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        @Grey: I’m almost ready to move Archie Bradley out for Clevinger’s next two starts. Problem with moving a handcuff right now is the potential loss of a closer. This time of year feels like the first month when closers below the top tier ranking for closers are primed to move. One day your stacked with closers and the next you got nothing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, now’s the time to be handcuffing, not losing handcuffs

          • BSA70 says:
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            @Grey: Britton and Reed I believe are my biggest question marks. My closers are Rivero, Britton, Reed, and Diaz.
            Usually I have more cuffs but in a keeper I have gone out and picked up some Keepers as trade bait for parts that can keep me rolling along as the fire sales begin.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You could have Rivero and all handcuffs in 2 weeks

              • BSA70 says:
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                @Grey: Got my finger on the trigger ready to flip where I need to flip – just when things start flowing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  62. Red5 says:
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    Offered Y Alonso for A Simmons. I am currently starting Reynolds and Desmond at 1B & CI so Alonso would replace an OF at Util. I could pick up O Arcia to start at SS in place of Simmons.
    1) Do this deal
    2) Counter with:
    a) Simmons for Smoak
    b) Go big: Donaldson and Simmons for Longoria and Votto – don’t know if he’d do this
    3) Counter 2a and take the original deal if 2a is rejected
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Red5: Can counter if you like, the deal is fair as it is, your counters are crazy town

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: You make those counters and he backs out completely and just picks up Arcia…

  63. Great Bambino says:
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    Okay, so Rougned Odor sucks.

    Maybe he’ll be better next season, but this year, I think I’ve had enough.. I dropped Trevor Cahill for him and I actually regret that.

  64. demribbies says:
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    Move Vargas for Pom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  65. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Swap Cespedes and Owings for Murphy, then plug Marte into open OF slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. ichirosan says:
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    16 man H2H dynasty league, currently my team is rebuilding.

    Trade Strasburg + Schoop for Trea Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  67. tank1 says:
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    Better ROS – Castellanos or Healy? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  68. Cano Don't Ya Know? says:
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    14 Team H2H Redraft League. K/9 is a stat.

    Sending my McCullers for his Luis Castillo and Trevor Cahill.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  69. Matthew Lehman says:
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    start Jordan Montgomey (@ Twins) tomorrow against the guidance of SON (-$7.8)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  70. ClemsonCrushers says:
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    Great write up usual. Thank you for all you and your staff do for us nerds :). I got offered Berrios for my Faria. 10 team redraft and pitching is huge in this league. Pull the trigger or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Tough call, I’d prolly take Berrios

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in that search for AVG boost trade I mentioned earlier (holding Rizzo and looking for AVG help elsewhere) . . . what do you think about moving Nola for Peralta or Pham?

    It’s certainly paying a good deal for them, but like I said earlier, I can potentially gain 5-7 points with a relatively modest AVG bump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, but he platoons

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – good point. It’s a weekly league which makes it tough, but I could still play him in RHP-heavy weeks . . . though I guess there’s only so many weeks left!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  72. steve stevenson says:
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    SON says keep McCullers @ Bal in my weekly lineup, but would you replace him with any of Morton v Sea, Taillon v Mil or Cahill @ SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these others are better on SON?

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: Nope, Morton is closest (something like $0.3 to McCullers’s 3.7) and the others are handily in the negative.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with SON

  73. lwomack58 says:
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    Parra over Odor? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  74. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league I was offered Acuna Sal Perez and Matz for bumgarner and willie calhoun. Should I take this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side

  75. Josh says:
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    My Hendricks for his Bour?

    13 team mixed keeper league. I have lots of SP – Berrios, CarMArt, Clevinger, Faria, Godley, Ed Rod, Salazar(DL), Reyes (DL til next yr)

    I want to pull trigger but wondering Bour value for next year? repeat performance? keeper?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bour, it’s fair

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Drop Conforto or Trumbo for G. Polanco? I could use the steals and have plenty of power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  77. Dancing in the sheets says:
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    I dropped Matz and Jon Gray in my 12-teamer, maybe a bad idea? I can pick them both back up, but I am afraid they’ll continue to kill my stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re on waivers in my 12 team league

  78. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So, McCullers. The comment earlier about him pitching over his head has some merit because he’s probably not a sub-3 era guy, but had a career 3.22 ERA coming into this year and the periphs to match. However, he’s getting unlucky, particularly last night. Tons of soft contact, and very little hard contact. 2 infield hits (which gives him a total of 17! allowed this year) lead directly to runs. Velocity’s there and contact management remains excellent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff!

  79. Jon says:
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    A couple of dynasty trade questions – which sides in both?

    1) A – Abreu B – Quintana

    2) A – Bogarts B – Polanco + Addison Russell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu… Xander

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: either close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs I guess

  80. JP says:
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    Parra or Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  81. Xhibit says:
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    Grey –

    You are continuing to kill the second half. Recently made some big trades – how’d I do?

    12 team 6×6

    My D. Duffy and J. Vargas for K. Jansen
    My. A Miller and F. Rivero for M. Scherzer
    My K. Jansen for C. Kluber

    I need Ks and QSs and can’t move much on S or Holds – my pitching staff feels a lot stronger. Still trying to add some speed per your suggestion the other day – hopefully will contend for 1st by the end of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did great!

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Duffy, Vargas, Miller and Rivero for Scherzer and Kluber?

        Even Donald Trump likes that trade deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s the dealmaker!

  82. John says:
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    Hi guys,

    How would you rank these pitchers ROS?

    E-Rod, Sanchez, Rodon, Morton, Salazar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod, Salazar

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Giving ‘ol KLaw the business.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If he didn’t write for ESPN he’d just be some guy with a bunch of bad takes

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @Grey: I know, what a yutz.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  83. Jose says:
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    Would you move on from Vargas in a 14 team h2h points league where his best replacements are K. Freeland, Hellickson, Z Davies, Marquez, and Jose Urena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey:
        Depressing, but thanks, lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. RICE says:
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    MUST….ADD….PARRA.

    Drop Hanley to do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  85. John says:
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    Grey, I only have one spot on my team and need to decide between Conforto and Pham. Who ya takin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham’s been a bit hotter recently

  86. inferiorhippo says:
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    I’m in a dynasty league (keep 15 players a year with a 5 year max per player and were in our 2nd year). I’m in first but pitching is a weak point. Either of these trades make sense to you or should i hold off .

    1. Trade away Clint Frazier and Acuna for Quintana

    2. Trade away Clint Frazier and Faria for Gerrit Cole

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re really paying for a 2-month rental

  87. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better in a 5×5: Thames/Story/Kela or C.Davis/Villar/Rosenthal? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  88. OaktownSteve says:
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    Had today’s Ray Romano match up been noted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy told me about it on text

  89. Jon says:
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    I can put a waiver claim on both Madson and Doolittle in my NL only – which is priority 1 and which is 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  90. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Time to drop Tapia + Delino in weekly roto leagues given their bench status and no regular PT in sight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  91. jon says:
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    Morton or Clevinger ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  92. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Don’t look now but Story is starting to bust out of it!!!! Ok, you can look now!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please let me know when I can uncover my eyes

  93. stefan says:
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    10 team keeper league. In third. Mostly need starting pitching. Have been offered:

    Freeman ($22), Severino (FA), EdRod (FA), and either Ramos (FA) or Mccann ($12)
    for
    Dahl ($7), Kipnis ($4), Gary Sanchez ($29)

    Freeman (a keeper) and Severino make this offering intriguing I think. Think I should do? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side, not close

      • stefan says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather have Mccann or Wilson Ramos? EdRod or Gio G?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ramos…Gio

  94. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1) Drop any of these SPs for Ed Rod: Peacock, Walker, Leake?

    2) How sure are you about Cecil being closer or should I wait to move on that?

    3) Drop which one for the Salad Czar: Cahill, CC S?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Leake 2. Not sure 3. CC

  95. Killshot says:
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    Alex wood for Britton. Sound even ? Could use saves. Do you think Britton will be closing in Baltimore or else ware. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  96. B.o.B says:
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    10 team H2H league…would you trust Keuchel RoS? Was offered him for my 4th round draft pick next season; I think this is too high considering his risk. In your opinion, what round pick would you say he’s worth in a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8th

  97. crenshaw07 says:
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    Schwarber or Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  98. Paul says:
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    Hi Grey

    2,000 straight great columns. You’re on an unprecedented roll!

    14 team, h2h, points-based league.

    My Souza, Pujols, Gennett and Arrieta
    His Betts, Dozier and Casilla

    Of note (and with great shame) I’ll admit that my 2nd closer is Nerris/Bush and I’m stacked at SP (which command super high prices in this league).

    The winner is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eat a d, Cal Ripken!

      Betts side

  99. joe is a popular name says:
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    Judge for MadBum? 12 team standard roto. I’ve got a glut of OF and need ERA/K
    My team:
    C: Avila
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Segura
    3B: Seager
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Betts, Stanton, Judge
    UTIL: Pham, Zimm
    BN: Justin Turner, Starling Marte, Scooter

    SP: Wood, Cole, Nova, Nola, Peacock, Manaea STREAMER
    RP: Brach, Dyson, Madson, Melancon (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  100. Blake says:
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    so just lost C Correa

    who do you suggest out of this list to pickup? only have a few more pickups left for the rest of the year:

    J Villar
    J Reyes
    Tulo
    Dejong
    Acia
    Galvis
    Miller
    Baez
    T Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        Even with him not playing as much as he should?

  101. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Ugh just lost Correa for 2 months and need to pull from an ugly WW – who’s the best option from the following:

    Andrelton
    Arcia
    Galvis
    The Corpse of Jose Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  102. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey,

    Do I trade away Segura for Xander and polanco? I have andrus and odor so i dont exactly need segura. Do you think thats a good deal or try n get more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sounds fairish I guess

  103. dtbran says:
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    Start 2 Grey,
    AJones and CDavis vs Ross
    Thames @ Nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Jones

  104. SteveA says:
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    Hey Grey

    Nice work, as always.

    For a redraft, 5×5, h2h (12 teams, 20 player rosters), I am in need of Saves. These closers (?) are all available…

    Brett Cecil;
    Madson/Doolittle/Grace;
    Claudio/Bush;
    Dyson/Melancon; and
    Brach.

    Which player(s) do you prefer, and whom would you drop?

    Taijuan Walker; and/or
    Carlos Rodon

    Also, would you drop either of Walker or Rodon for J.A. Happ?

    Thanks
    SteveA

    • SteveA says:
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      @SteveA:

      Rosenthal also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Madson for Rodon

  105. Rob Popp says:
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    12 team league, 3 keeps per year (came into year with Arenado, Betts, Lindor, losing corresponding draft pick). Not too worried about future years, trying to climb back into playoffs. With sufficient waiver OFs always available and questionable Cs, was offered Posey and a rd. 5 pick next year for Bellinger and a rd 15 pick next year. I’m liking the idea, for Posey now and the good extra pick next year. I know he rakes, but I suspect Bellinger will come down to earth a bit, while Posey maintains his performance as the only thing that keeps Giants fans going to the stadium.

    In a nutshell – Posey or Bellinger?

    • Rob Popp says:
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      @Rob Popp: On the contrary I’ve frankencatchered for years to fine effect. Love Posey’s average and low Ks in a league that counts against them. Is Bellinger the second coming or not is the question, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

      • Rob Popp says:
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        @Grey: Amen

  106. jon says:
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    fill in for Correa from the following:

    Orlando Arcia
    Hernan Perez
    Andrelton Simmonds
    Didi Gregorious
    Jedd gyrko
    Paul Dejong

    thank you in advance, will hang up and listen lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  107. John Hagar says:
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    Hey Grey! No worries about the Cueto recommendation. You are a superstar when it comes to projecting fantasy baseball stats and his poor season is a huge surprise for practically everyone.

    Not even Rudy with his programming superpowers saw it coming. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  108. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – great stuff as always!!

    Keeper league – no real ‘position requirement….not sure if it matters or not – its a H2H Keeper league…ROS – Ryon Healy or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

      • Rosterbating says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey – I will stand pat. Appreciate the help as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Steve D. says:
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    Try to offer the Correa owner in my league Trevor Story? He’s been improving and Segura is my starting SS so I don’t really need him. Thinking of asking for Benintendi. Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  110. Crime Dog says:
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    McCullers for Story fair? or am I giving too much

    I’ll start by offering straily or manea though…guy who has story has seager at SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: straily or manea aren’t too much right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re not

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey. You the man really appreciate all the time you spend commenting so quickly

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  111. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    I just dropped haniger for parra u dont have any issues with that right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Alonso out of the lineup tonight . . . no basis for this but I bet we hear he’s dealt by tomorrow.

  113. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Alonso out of the lineup tonight . . . no basis for this but I bet we hear he’s dealt by tomorrow (could be more boring and he’s just sitting v. a lefty, but what’s the fun in that?!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, could be

  114. OaktownSteve says:
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    Parra in the three hole. Parra in the three hole. I’m singing this in my head to the tune of Mirror in the Bathroom.
    hi
    I am going to say the A’s will trade Alonso to John Sterling’s Yankees. ALONSO…hits one way out YONDER. THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees win. Have you ever noticed the thousand different inflections Sterling gives the word “the?”

    I am also going to say that a longshot in the Sonny Grey derby is the Brewers. A Brinson/Hader package puts them in the range where the Quintana trade with Jimenez/Cease set the market.

  115. Joeg414 says:
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    Start Pax in Houston Wednesday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to

  116. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Judge, schebler and cozart for sale turned down,
    Judge, schebler and cozart for kershaw, no response
    Guy with sherzer no longer participating.
    Guy with Degrom leads all batting categories. So…..
    Judge for DeGrom or just fuck it and drop schebler and cozart for more pitching?
    Cahill is available among others.
    10 team roto…….sitting 3rd, kershaw guy1st DeGrom guy2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Cozart for Cahill

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Thanks Grey!!!!!

  117. Nightmare! says:
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    Hello my friend. I just don’t know what to do right now. On my 10 team H2H points team I have correa. They sayin 8 weeks so that would put him first week of the playoffs he would be back. That’s IF I make the playoffs. Only 5 bench spots. Do I drop or hold him?

    And who’s the pick up right now? Arcia, dejong, Simmons, reyes, villar, Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly can drop…. Villar

  118. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    In a 10tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12 of 24) with balanced stats.
    A guy in the league is having a fire sale and has put up: L Morrison, J Upton, M Estrada, Y Alonso, A jones and wants to get rid of them for picks. Who is your top two out of that list and you see them having any good value ROS
    My team is pretty balanced in players so this player would most likely be a bench unless they got really hot
    Thanks bud,
    Marv

  119. joe is a popular name says:
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    Judge and Kyle Seager for Machado and Sevy? 12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, pretty fair

  120. PatPat says:
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    Pick 2: Alonso, Kemp, Parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Alonso

  121. OaktownSteve says:
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    JD Martinez to the Diamondbacks. That’s a good get for them.

    • Ryan says:
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      @OaktownSteve: damn. I was hoping Rockies since I have him in my league. I’ll take this though too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great for both of them

  122. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start or Sit Nova v MIL tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  123. Dommattingly says:
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    Peraza, Parra, or J. Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  124. Andale arriba arriba says:
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    Mallox or mancini? Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

  125. Alex says:
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    Might make this offer:

    Give Wood, Severino
    Get Scherzer, Betts

    Sound good?

    Also, cheers to anyone with JD and Goldy, those two back to back in a lineup is going to be fierce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally… I’d take Betts

  126. The Great Knoche says:
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    Diamonbacks new 3-4-5

    Goldy-Lamb-JustDong

    Huge increase in value for JD and Lamb will see even more pitches

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stacked indeed

  127. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Shoupd I drop Margot for Peralta? I have schebler, JBJ, or Margot as a 3rd outfielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can platoon him

  128. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hi Grey & Razz Nation,
    I know you’ve gotten a few Correa questions, but none of the guys you liked above are on the wire in my league. Who do you like as a long-term rental? Limited moves in 5 x 5 OPB H2H league:
    Chris Taylor
    Arcia
    Reyes
    Gyorko
    Addison Russell
    Nunez

    Thanks for the write up and the advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        @Grey: thanks so much!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    with vogt out grab pina over DTD’arnaud in NL only OBP/total bases? pina probably gets more than half the time like he did earlier when that other MIL guy’s name was the backup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Pina

  130. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP/SLG league with 8 teams/8 keepers, top 10 guys come at an even steeper price than normal because of the lower number of keepers

    I lost Correa and am in an ok position to win, a few points back. Looking at possible trading with a team who is building for next year

    Which side do you prefer for this year:

    Correa
    McCullers
    JBJ

    Altuve
    Sale
    Blackmon

    And which side do you like long-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  131. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    14 team espn h2h with OBP over AVG, OPS and total bases, QS, holds added. we keep 2 OF, 2 SP, 2 RP, and 3 hitters (not OF) that can’t be the same position. so my SP is MUCH keeper options are MUCH better than my last 3 hitting ones. likely hitter keepers in caps. 12 max starts per week (this week 17 since it’s a 10 day game week)
    C zunino
    1B GOLDY
    2B SCHOOP
    SS arcia
    3B longo
    MI pirela (2B/LF)
    CI pujols
    LF braun
    CF maybin (LF)
    RF STANTON
    OF pollock (CF)
    util pham (CF/LF)
    BN valencia (1B/3B/RF), miller (1B/2B/SS)
    DL m.taylor (CF)
    SP darvish/paxton/hill/mccarthy/faria/straily/duffy/gio g/wood
    RP (room for 5) holland/kimbrel/hand/koji/baez
    have been trying to move a SP for a keeper hitter (which i could do next year pre draft anyway). i got an offer of paxton for cruz. cruz is too old to be a keeper i’m sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean you got an offer of Cruz for Pax? Sounds fair, I think you can prolly do better

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Grey: yeah, and more importantly for a hitter i’ll keep me thinks. keeper rules are set pretty well for trading preseason. some teams 2nd or even 1st SP keeper pretty weak but maybe they have like 2 good SS or 3B keeper types.

        • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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          @Alfred E. Naujocks: guessing cruz for a lesser pitcher would be doable though, maybe a duffy/mccarthy type?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, if you can

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  132. marimon says:
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    Got offered Chris Davis and Mancini for my Pham.
    Need to drop 2, Clint Frazier and…Lackey? Tijuan? Morton? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it… Lackey, Frazier

  133. lwomack58 says:
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    I put C. Davis on bench and he goes off for 2 homers and 6 rbi’s. Always play your studs-right.

    Also rumor is Frazier, Robertson and Kahnle to NYY. Who closes in CHW now?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak maybe

  134. Greg says:
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    Parra and drop who? ;)
    SCastro, COwings, OArcia, NArenado, JBruce, WMyers, TPham, DSantana, JDMartinez,Pollock…? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  135. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Reddick will have a decent 2nd half. Any projections. Thinking of dropping him or S. Castro for Castellanos. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Castro

  136. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Pina zunino mccann wieters ros rank em

  137. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    some news that kahnle/k-rob/frazier all going to NYY soon (and THAT’ll be expensive, and if WSOX aren’t already the best prospect team they will be soon) i guess grab swarzak right away

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: AL only, have kahnle/barnes (BOS)/giles/j.wilson. with kahnle now moving from 2nd in line to 3rd or maybe even 4th at NYY grab tepera or d.barnes TOR (seemingly these are interchanged lately in the 8th inning). j.smith also out there in case he gets it back soonish.

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Alfred E. Naujocks: leclerc/hendriks/treinen (used like an 8th inning guy tonight did well)/rondon. probably rondon for now till maybe the TOR or OAK 8th innings get clarified.

        • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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          @Alfred E. Naujocks: and for some reason the monkey thinks clippard is the guy at WSOX town, but that makes no sense at all.

  138. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    I trade Strasburg for JD Martinez? I could use another bat. Thanks for the dope write-ups. I picked up Casty this morning. Paying dividends already.

  139. lwomack58 says:
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    Castellanos or I. Happ?

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @lwomack58: happ in dynasty for sure. if position doesn’t matter and you can just add cast he’s hotter right now. if you own both and need to drop one league depth would matter.

  140. primetime says:
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    Need to drop two.

    Bradley
    Hosmer
    Moncada
    Jones A
    LeMiehu
    Conforto
    Arcia

  141. Every29Years says:
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    In a 12 teamer, redraft H2H league,

    1. Who would you rather have Rosario or Moncada (I have positional flexibility so SS v 3B does not matter).
    2. Who would you drop? Schebler, J Dyson, Simmons, Melky?

  142. Johnny says:
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    Judge for Jram and Schoop. Which side do you like? 5×5 H2H

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