Finally, the phrase ‘riding my jock’ could be used in the Dodgers’ clubhouse without referencing Alyssa Milano.  Joc Pederson went 1-for-3, 2 RBIs with his 15th homer in the 1st game of the doubleheader, then 2-for-5, 2 RBIs with his 16th homer in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  He now has a .260 average to go with the 16 homers and 2 steals.  Oh, bee tee dubya, he has 30-steal speed, we just haven’t seen it yet!  I don’t even own him and he makes me goose pimply and go humma-humma-humma and get warm and fuzzy and make me want to dip my hand into wax and walk into Madame Tussaud’s and say, “I’m Tom Selleck from the third floor.”  How is it even possible I like a guy I don’t own?  Am I getting empathic unlike Alice in Luther?  This isn’t coming out of nowhere either.  He had the PCL’s first and only 30/30 year in 2014.  First time in 80 years someone had done that in the PCL.  Not since Trout has a player gone from rookie to the first round, but this Joc has the tools!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Guerrero – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Started the 1st game, but didn’t start Monday in Coors or the 2nd game of the doubleheader yesterday.  He then entered as a defensive replacement late in the 2nd game, and hit a grand slam.  It’s like Mattingly is succeeding despite himself.  Mattingly said, “I need to get everyone their share of playing time.”  He said that while not moving his lips, but moving the lips of a handmade sock puppet.  He added, “You stink,” addressing the sock puppet.

Adrian Gonzalez – 1-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Well, yeah, he’s in Coors, where he’s hit, like, 75% of his homers the past three years.

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  When Hernandez got back to the dugout and exclaimed, “You can’t keep this Kike down,” the Dodgers weren’t sure if they should high-five him or call Rabbi Shmulewitz to help with sensitivity training.

Ben Paulsen – 3-for-8 and his 4th homer in the 1st game of the doubleheader.  I think pitchers have trouble pitching while laughing at Paulsen’s mustache.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Glad you got the message.  Could someone ping CarGo (3-for-8, 1 run)?

Brandon Barnes – 4-for-7, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  This goes for DJ LeMahieu (4-for-10, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Nick Hundley (3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs) or any hitter in Coors, I’d play any of them in a daily league.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-8, 1 run as he played right field for the first game of the doubleheader.  Lousy weather + a shoulder that makes it impossible for him to throw = Plays right field.  No, the math is wrong there.  Should equal “Shortly a DL stint for Bautista.”

Edwin Encarnacion – Didn’t start on either side of the doubleheader due to a leg issue.  I wonder if he’s got Jimmy leg.  Cougs has that and it drives me nuts!

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (3, 4).  I could make this about me and how I benched Pillar this week for Span, who’s not even playing, but Pillar obviously doesn’t care about me.  *stomps off, steps in something squishy*  Cougs, the dog went mess!

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks in the first game of the doubleheader that felt phoned in by both teams offenses.  Be cool to be in that India call center phoning in at-bats.  “Chagadwari, you are hitting third and your name will be Bryce.  Understood?”  “This is so much better than when I was phoning in as the Defense Minister of Iraq.”

Denard Span – Didn’t start in the doubleheader due to knee discomfort.   Ted Knight and JJ Bullock always made their discomfort work for them.

Stephen Strasburg – Effin Stressbird says he’s dealing with a left trapezius strain.  What’s he doing?  Cirque du Soleil stunts in his spare time?  Stop your flips in imaginary boxes and start pitching!  Supposedly, it’ll only take a few days for this to heal.  My question then, why in bloody hell wasn’t he shut down a month ago for a few days?!  Does no one care about my ratios but me?

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.88.  “Hello, my name is Justin Soak–Excuse me, Smoak, and I am going to help walk you through setting up your DVR and bat cleanup.”

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was outdueled by Marco Estrada (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  Shh…I’m listening for The Twilight Zone music.  Yelling out the window, “Scherzer was outdueled by Marco Estrada!  Rod Serling, are you out there?”

Shelby Miller – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 1.89.  The Regression Fairies love Depeche Mode, they call their guy friends ‘sister,’ and they will not let anyone’s ERA escape their clutches.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two steals (7, 8), hitting .291.  There’s no Ender in sight!  — Me, at my waivers.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I kinda want to own all Diamondbacks hitters.  They’re like Coors-lite, cold, on a hot day, with no other beverage in sight for miles.

Todd Cunningham – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  These were Cunningham’s first hits in a week.  So, sit on it, er, him.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  It feels like quibbling to complain about one earned run, but I’m a quibbler, y’all!  The run the Royals scored was the epitome of Carrasco’s unlucky ERA.  Moustakas is on first, pitch in the dirt that bounces maybe a foot away and Moustakas gets to 2nd because Gomes looks like he should’ve went to extended spring training for another month.  Next, a grounder moves Moustakas to third that should’ve been a double play, erasing him.  Finally, Moustakas scores when Carrasco should’ve been out of the inning.  Right now, I feel like Carrasco’s mom or Boras, but he shouldn’t have that run on his ERA!

Brandon Moss – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .251.  Moss is fine, and this is likely unfair, but I saw him homer and even his home run was boring.  I wish Abreu would hit some boring homers.

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was called up to take over a spot in the rotation until Iwakuma, Paxton or a player to be named later comes back.  I believe Player To Be Named Later was acquired by the Mariners for Adam Jones.  Montgomery was once a decent name on the prospect scene.  Keith Law likely said something a long while ago that in hindsight makes no sense, but Monty Gomer has a whole lot of shine off of him, and struggled just to get to Triple-A, which he did last year, and hasn’t looked very good there (4+ ERA, 7-ish K/9).  In AL-Only leagues, you grab him now, but in mixed leagues, I’d wait to see how he looks.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 1st blown save in this game.  Rodney enters the game and it’s like a all aboard the “Mariners Are Gonna Lost” train.  Lloyd Christmas McClendon should be fired today if he doesn’t say Carson Smith is the closer by noon.  I’ll even give him until PST!

Austin Jackson – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI with his 7th steal and has been hitting since he returned from the DL.  Get ’em while they’re hot!

Jacoby Ellsbury – Still a month away.  On the bright side, there’s only thirty days in June.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.90 as he returned from mild elbow soreness.  He was more successful getting out of the woods of arm trouble than Little Red Riding Hood.  What?  My agent says I need to appeal to a younger demographic.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .294.  Yes, he’s far from exciting, and he’s not hitting over the last week, but… Was there a but here? Oh, he’s leading off, so there’s that.

Marlon Byrd – Fractured his wrist yesterday.  After the game, he said, “Well, they can never trade me back to the Phillies, so I’m good.”

Chase Utley – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .207.  Which sounds terrible, but he was hitting .107 about three weeks ago.  Though, you really only need to hit .250 to raise your average to .200 from .100.  Never the hoo!  Utley has been hot schmotato’ing.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Getting hot just in time for Prospect Mike to unveil his life-sized Maikel made from melted Cow Tales.

Clay Buchholz – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.82.  For s’s and g’s, let’s look at Buchholz’s ERA since I told you to buy him.  In 37 IP, his ERA is 1.95.  *blows on knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt, realizes there was tomato sauce on my knuckles*  Cougs, where’s the Zout?

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  Fantasy value from Xander?  What did we do to deserve such wonderful?  We are not worthy of such a bestowment, we are not.

Khris Davis – Timetable for his return is four to six weeks.  We’ll mhiss you.

Scott Kazmir – Will return to the rotation on Friday in Fenway.  You’ve just made Buzzfeed’s listicle for the people with the worst timing.

Noah Syndergaard – 4 IP, 7 ER, 10 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks.  Wait, wait, I know that impression!  Cashner from the previous night?   Wow, Noah’s like the Rich Little of fantasy baseball!  Yesterday, Syndergaard gave his fantasy owners a roofie and made team’s ERAs butts thor.

Michael Cuddyer – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Still no injury to him?  Don’t worry, by this time next week.  Mark my words.  Not literally!  You’re drawing on your computer!

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Hodgepadre!

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-4, 2 runs as he returned from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Get him in your lineup…If you have no better options.”

Derek Norris – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Maybe stashing Yan Gomes for a month, dropping Norris and playing Gomes immediately wasn’t the best move.  Don’t worry, I’m sure Wieters will surprise you.

Cory Spangenberg – 3-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  I thought when Alonso returned there wouldn’t be room for Spangenberg, but he found his way.  Didn’t the Padres spend $400 million this offseason?  Was Spangenberg, the accountant, included?

Chris Archer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 15 Ks, ERA at 2.01.  I see his line and I feel like Dixie Carter, and I want to hold a handkerchief to my forehead and faint histrionically.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I think he’s approaching a record for the longest hot schmotato run previously held by Ryan Ludwick.

Tyler Cravy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Not a great pitcher for fantasy, but he had a nice major league debut, so it’s all Cravy from here.

Lance Lynn – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  Made a start vs. the Brewers look easy.  “Well, yeah!” said every other major league pitcher.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting .299, and in this game Mark Reynolds went 1-for-3, 1 RBI.  I mention them together because they’re both seeing everyday at-bats, but at the bottom of the lineup, which makes them great NL-Only plays, but pretty yawnstipating for mixed leagues.

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  You, “Okay, if he gives up three runs or less, I’ll keep him.”  *McHugh pitches*  Ugh, Grey, what should I do?

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and 2nd in two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Mike Wright – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Yeah, well, he’s a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start.

Chris Heston – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  So, I’m gonna go tot eh bathroom, but just keep an eye on my drink, okay, new friend whose name I don’t know?  *five hours later*  Hey, how come it’s so drafty in here, it feels almost like my body is cut open to remove my kidney.  AH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, so I don’t believe in him, but it would be nice to own him.

Andrew McCutchen – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .292.  Wow, he got his average back up fast, right?  Chuck in like fifteen steals and we’re all good.

Rajai Davis – Left the team on paternity leave.  When the King of SAGNOF returns, there will be a new prince of SAGNOF for Anthony Gose to diaper and swaddle.

Alfredo Simon – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.97.  How is his ERA so low?  Between innings, does Alfredo visit the scorekeeper with a glock, an Asian kid and a handful of firecrackers, tossing them sporadically to set the mood like he’s in Boogie Nights?

James McCann – 2-for-3, hitting .288.  He’s totally whatever, but on a broader note, the Tigers have looked like hot garbage on the surface of Uranus (hehe) for about a month.

Drew Pomeranz – Bob Melvin confirmed Pomeranz was demoted to the bullpen.  After Billy Beane told Melvin exactly what to say.

Kendall Graveman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.56.  Yesterday, Alfredo Simon faced Graveman, which was for, like, the billionth time probably.

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  If he gets hot, then great, but I’m not a fan of Zobrist and he hasn’t been good for fantasy in about three years, and, unlike another Benjamin, he’s not getting younger.

Jorge Soler – Will have an MRI on his ankle on Wednesday and I told you to sell him three weeks ago.  Cust kayin’.

Kris Bryant – 0-for-4 as he started in left field.  Obviously you want to start him at 3rd base, but I wouldn’t kick extra eligibility out of bed.  Rawr!

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  What’s his ERA since you told us to buy him?  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.  What’s the matter?  Verkylempt?  I watched a piece of this game, and three of his earned runs came against OZUNA when it looked like Hendricks was about to get out of the inning.  I’d continue to hold him, if you have room.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Someone say OZUNA?  OZUNA hear name.  OZUNA has good hearing even if all caps name belies that.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 9 ER, ERA up to 4.68.  Samardzija they come, Samardzija they fall, nine earned runs and all.  I will give this to Samardzija, whether he’s pitching good or bad, he always throws a lot of pitches.  Well, on the “he’s pitching good” part of that, I’m going off of memory, and it’s a bit hazy.  Guys and five girls, you can’t carry Alphabet Soup in leagues shallower than 14 teams.  His peripherals aren’t screaming dud, but they’re also not screaming huge bounce back, come, get some, you little bum, I take the cake and you can’t get a crumb.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Because, of course, I just dropped him two days ago.  *Lisa Simpson groan*

Alexei Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 7th steal, and 3rd steal in two games.  Hey, maybe he saw his fantasy ownership numbers dip and decided to do something about it.  I grabbed him in one league, for what it’s Wuertz.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as the Rangers scored 15 runs on the White Sox and ran the Choo Choo train.

Joey Gallo – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Well, howdy doodie to you too, pal!  Looks like Gallo can recognize a hanging…curveball, that is.  Rudy wanted me to point out the projections for Gallo’s righty splits.  Hello, Chris Davis!  I was a bit tepid about Gallo yesterday, but I will say this, he does seem like the type of guy that could surprise the whole league and hit eight homers in 20 games before people realize how they need to pitch to him.

Josh Hamilton – Sat out yesterday due to soreness.  The one cool thing about Hamilton is how he forces reporters to find positive things to say no matter what the circumstances.  Let’s try!  Hamilton sat out yesterday with soreness, which meant he couldn’t hit four homers in a game, and force the entire stadium to give him a curtain call, because standing can be a pain for those with a box of nachos resting on their lap.

 
  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    damn i traded Gallo for hammel,shoulda waited till after the game

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: if that’s a redraft you probably murdered that one.

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Moss isn’t boring — 30hr power and corner/OF eligibility boring?– I think it’s the Cleveland broadcast that may be influencing you. Dull announcers and they turn down the crowd noise way down compared to other broadcasts — seems like it’s a golf broadcast.

    • PK says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: You may have a point, as I don’t like the Cleveland broadcast either. I’ve also noticed the crowd noise muting, and the commentators seem like they’re preoccupied.

      They’re still not as bad as the Red Sox color guy. His accent drives me nuts.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @PK: Remdawg?

        • Ronny D says:
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          @Grey: how can u hate on Don Orsillo and the Remdawg?!? Especially when they start laughing hysterically… Haha I’m chuckling to myself just thinking about it

        • PK says:
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          @Grey: If that’s the guy with the ultra-Boston accent, then yes.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

      • YoMamaSoUggla says:
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        @Grey: It’s because they have to do their broadcast in Cleveland.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  3. jacque jones says:
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    I care about your ratios even if scherzer or serling and his ironic twist endings don’t. So glad I took joc over bryant. Joc was so hyped then had a near 1.300 ops in spring (fwiw) then along came the blue eyes and bilboards in chi. And cha-ching “motha fos act like forgot about J (oc)” and I have 9hr 30 rbi in a weekly h2h league and it’s Tuesday. No questions just humbly bragging. Enjoy the read per the usual.

  4. Moustard says:
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    Hallo (german for hello) Gallo!

    Would be much happier if my opponents didn’t own Archer (two of my Opponents), Lynn, Carrasco and Dickey…

    And my Thor forgot his hammer…

  5. SF says:
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    Started both Shark and Thor. Guess I’m not winning ERA this week. At least K/9 is still winnable.

    And why in hell did Bogaerts start producing after I dropped him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Maybe because you dropped him

    • Fungazi says:
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      @SF: Fak! We’re gonna have to snatch Bogaerts back up quick if he has a couple more good games. You know you are.

  6. sfgiants25 says:
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    Grey-
    You always act like AGon is the most overrated player in the history of fantasy baseball. He’s hitting .332 with 11 hr and 38 rbi and is well on his way to his usual 20+ hr, .300 avg, 100+ rbi season. How can you say anything negative about that? I understand he can be streaky, but that’s baseball. You can’t deny he puts up terrific numbers year after, not to mention he rarely gets injured. I’d take him any day of the week as he’s possibly a 1st ballot HOF. Stop hating on my boy!

    • AJA says:
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      @sfgiants25: In general fantasy baseballers give up on a player if they have a disappointing year after the age of 30. Even if they rebound and are consistently solid the next few years people won’t like owning them because they won’t ever get back to their peak value (helton, konerko, pujols, ortiz…).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sfgiants25: If he gets in the HOF with 350 HRs at 1st base on the 1st ballot, I’d be impressed

  7. Fastpitch says:
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    NL only league. Need a replacement for Bryd. Aoki , Grichuk,Maybin (hurt) and Eithier (playing time) are my choices. The Red’s outfielders are available too. I’m leaning Aoki or Grichuk for best overall production. OPS an added cat. Thanks, once again.

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great read, mensch!

    In a bit of rush to go that island, so gettin’ right to it.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day: (for today)

    ‘Hey, Billie Jean King! I still haven’t heard from you on the challenge to that tennis game. What are you, yellow?’

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day: (for Friday)

    ‘This news just in. Reports would indicate that the new Mike Tyson app for smart phones (the formerly undisputed heavy weight app on the planet) has brutally raped the Desiree Washington app. No news on the public reaction to this terrible terrible and brutal rape. Such a shame.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  9. Spider Crabs says:
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    is Heyward becoming a platoon player before ou eyes????

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Spider Crabs: if you had eyes from weeks ago, yes. has only played vs 1 of last 6 or so lefties at most. what’s worse is he’s gotten off against some righties just so j.jay can play, and he doesn’t even do the one thing he used to be able to do, hit for average.

  10. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey (Fantasy Baseball Dad),

    Let me start by saying I love Starling Marte. Maybe I shouldn’t love him so much, but I do. My love for him is no secret in my 10team 6×6 (avg and obp) H2H league, where his owner just offered his Marte for my Archer and DeGrom. That’s a steep price, but should I consider it in a league where I can keep Marte forever?

    My SP staff is deep; I’d still have Hamels, Sonny, Liriano, Wacha, Ross, and McHugh. Mate would be my everyday LF. I have Yelich there now. Yelich wold likely be dropped for another SP like Wada or Rubby.

    I love Marte’s speed/power combo and hope his best is yet to come. Sure, I could counter-offer with Archer and Wacha, but is the next 5 years of Marte worth trading two really, really good SPs I won’t keep anyway?

    Thanks Dad.

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      @Alcibiades Escobar:

      If you accept that deal not only are you an idiot but you should probably retire from fantasy. Marte’s owner is trying to get you because he knows you’re a sucker for love for the guy. Please get another GOOD player in that deal smh. C’mon son you don’t need Grey here to tell you that you’re about to get butt stroked

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @TheOne: That’s some tough love right there. But love nonetheless….

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: I mean, you’re giving up two top pitchers for a 1 guy that isn’t named Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, etc… Marte is solid, but your man crush is going to get you crushed.

      If you can pull an above average pitcher (For your fantasy league, that is, not the MLB average) back your way in the deal… I don’t think anyone will crucify you. But 2 for 1 here is just being a bottom for your trade partner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: Trade’s not awful, bat is more valuable than the arms, but I’d hold, bit much

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: If you want Marte that bad, keep Archer, deal the other two, Deegrom and Wacha and for the love of the game, get ANOTHER player in the deal, somebody you can use or trade..

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    rusney Castillo, e. Rodriguez, bucholthZ, Alex Guerrero are all available

    Would you replace any of the following for the above players ? Span, Quintana , Ventura , reddick, Ozuna, Ramos ( I have 3 other quality closers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spike T: Rusney, Eduardo, Buch over Span, Quintana , Ventura

  12. Z says:
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    I absolutely love your ongoing tirade over Don Mattingly and Guerrero’s situation in LA.

    Just one question: Mike Napoli or Adam LaRoche ROS? I assume they’re almost equal, but if you had to choose. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: LaRoche, they’re very close

    • Scott says:
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      @Z: Napoli has the better beard. What is that shizz on LaRoche’s face?!?

  13. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    for stream purposes which is better, both on same day
    happ vs TB
    b.anderson vs STL

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: in this same league independent of this stream spot, should i own c.anderson or any of happ/b.anderson/hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: No idea if these games are home or away, don’t know if you should own players without knowing who you’d drop

  14. Clint says:
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    H2H points league trading issues. My first offer:
    My Harper/Liriano/& either Seager or Fowler for
    His Bryant/McCutcheon/MadBum

    He counters with Harper/Salazar for McCutcheon/MadBum

    Am I crazy or is this dude asking for way too much here? In my league all of my offered players are slightly or way ahead of his in points scored and I assumed for Harper I’d have to ask for some sort of 2:1 deal.

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      The above is a keeper league w/no time limits on keepers, btw. And now, in my 12 team roto keeper league (we’re discussing 2-3 year limits now), I’ve been offered the following trade:
      My Harper/Harrison/Carrasco for
      His Bryant/Altuve/MadBum

      My roster looks like this:
      C: Lucroy
      1B: Rizzo
      2B: Jace
      3B: Machado
      SS: Segura
      OF: Harper, Adam Jones, CarGlass
      Utilities: Bruce, Moss
      Bench Bats: Grandal, Alexei, Harrison, Puig
      NA: Lindor
      SP’s: Kluber, Scherzer
      RP’s: Uehara, Allen
      P’s: Arrieta, Carrasco, Papelbon, Storen
      Bench arms: Buchholz, Fiers, Tanaka, Moore
      DL’s: Paxton, Stroman
      NA: Ervin Santana

  15. scott steelers says:
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    Drop reddick to stash baez? Hitting 328 and 2 more homers last night. Bryant started in left. Feel like the infield will soon be russell baez and castro at 3rd

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @scott steelers: doesn’t sound good for coghlan, or those of us that wanted bryant to count as 3B for next year, even in yahoo.

      • scott steelers says:
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        @goodfold2: he should still right? 10 starts qualifies him for the following season right?

      • scott steelers says:
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        @kenly0: whoops that’s what I meant. Heard baez was taking grounders in practice

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Grey: went ahead and pulled the trigger. If he gets called up to DH Tuesday (sounds like he will) and he can impress a little but more importantly not K 34 times I don’t see them sending him back down given the circumstances

  16. Eds says:
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    Grabbed Gallo a few hours before the promotion news. Flipped him along with Price for Kershaw in an RCL last night. Feeling good.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Eds: wow, you’d think people who in RCL’s would actually read the site regularly.

  17. Tigres says:
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    Grey – Wait, is this a drop Samardzija reverse-jinx, or are we really dropping him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Depends on league size

  18. Mayor Goodway says:
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    12 team keeper
    Trade Harper for McCutchen?

  19. goodfold2 says:
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    14 teamer with losses added. with 3 moves left for week and these pitchers, do i have a drop for Rubby today or just hold? staff is
    burnett/price/c.anderson/wada/hendricks/liriano/thor/fiers/hammel/a.wood with paxton/v-mart in DL spots which if soler has to go there too is gonna be an issue maybe.

    best other SP in free agency are elias/w.perez/colombe/kennedy (if he still counts)/lorenzen/hughes (who i dropped recently)/desclafani/may/AAron sanchez/vogel/idriselba.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: good call here. rubby got lit up yet again, does hurt me in other leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  20. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey…McHugh, Fiers or Jaime Garcia ROS?

  21. Doghat666 says:
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    10 team, 10×10 daily roto league, 5 OF
    My OF
    Stanton
    Fowler
    Springer
    Calhoun
    Polanco
    Soler
    Available free agents: Pillar, Ethier, Choo. Should I switch out any of mine for any of them?
    Thanks

  22. Chris says:
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    Nice write up Grey,

    Thoughts on Chad Bettis?

    Him starting in Coors put you off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I wouldn’t start any Rockies starter in Coors

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: I wouldn’t start [insert 95% of pitchers] in Coors. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly…Maybe even 98%

  23. Marco el stupido says:
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    So Noah Snyengard. Do we keep him, his ks are cool…

  24. DeezNutz says:
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    Losing every offensive category except SB. Two things:

    1- how much of my $36 FAAB should I bid on Gallo?

    2- should I accept this trade? Give Billy Hamilton to get Lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DeezNutz: 1. In AL-Only league, $21 2. No

      • GeneBelcher says:
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        @Grey: You wouldn’t buy at all in a mixed 13 team league?

      • DeezNutz says:
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        @Grey: Got hit with another offer: Lucroy and Gose for Hamilton.

        Still no? Or go for it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who?

          • DeezNutz says:
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            @Grey: Anthony Gose on Detroit

  25. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Sagnof question: knowing what we know about how Revere is riding and seeing how Ender is burning it up, who do you like for steals for the next few weeks?
    Thanks in advance!

  26. jal179 says:
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    Working the hospital night shift… eyes burning…. can’t stop staring at Thors line without thinking is this a good or bad thing?

    Untouchably hittable?

    Shittily awesome?

    Awesomely shitty?

    Anyhooo… 1) Yasmany or Alex G ROS?
    2) Avisail as 5th OFer 10 teamer…. be patient with him or punt for Alex Guerrero or Billy Burns…. always a fan of Avg, OPS, AND steals ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jal179: Was same as Cashner’s from night before, which hadn’t been done in 115 years… Crazy… Alex…Burns

  27. chrisL says:
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    5×5 with obp instead of average in a 12 team league:
    I need to make room for one more add… who would you drop (if anyone)?
    P: Hitters:
    Chris Heston Joe Panik
    Brett Anderson Pablo Sandoval
    Wada (chc) A. Russell
    Gibson (min)

    Thoughts? Thank you

    • chrisL says:
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      @chrisL: Sorry that formatted poorly:

      P: Chris Heston
      Brett Anderson
      Wada (chc)
      Gibson (min)

      Hitters:
      Joe Panik
      A. Russell
      Pablo Sandoval

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chrisL: Are these bench bats? Panik

        • chrisL says:
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          @Grey: yes, bench bats and pitchers. Drop Panik of all 7?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes

  28. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Grey, got proposed a trade and need some assistance. My Samardzjia for his Gregory Polanco… 14 team league, 5×5 rotisserie (standard), I am winning every hitting category except steals (where I am tied for 2nd), am 4th in wins, and 2nd in WHIP, ERA, and K’s – got both Archer and Cole.

    However, I’m also starting Gose and Blackmon in the OF with Myers on DL. What do you think about this deal?

  29. Elwood Blues says:
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    I need to drop a pitcher.. NL Only 4×4
    is it Koehler, Frias, or Rosscup?

    (My starting pitchers are Cole, Lynn, Cueto, Syndergaard..plus the 2 above)
    (My relievers Grilli, Reed, Rosscup, Will Smith)

  30. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop assface soup samardjiza for
    chavez, karns, buch… stream them all?

  31. Digger Phelps says:
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    Great write-up, as usual, Big Hoss!

    It seems no one believes in Crawford…including me. I’ve been trying to trade him for a mediocre starter but no bites. Finally got offered rubby de la rosa for him. With segura on waiver wire and stashing correa, would you make that deal?

    Speaking of correa, are you nervous of how he is slumping a little at Fresno? What do you see his numbers being if he’s called up within the next week or 2?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Digger Phelps: Hold… Correa should be up by end of June now, but he does need to hit in the minors, otherwise he’s not coming up

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Do you think Lindor beats Correa up now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, tough to say

  32. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I picked up Nick Hundley when Lucroy got hurt.
    Do you think Hundley will continue with his good offensive numbers and if so, should I trade Lucroy for some pitching?
    12 team mix, 1 catcher league.

    thanks!

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    Great read, as usual, Senior Grey. I gots some questions in my 12-team, 5×5 weekly league:

    1) This one I asked yesterday, you said to sit OZUNA, but with his day yesterday and the blurb you gave him, I wanted to re-ask. Hope you don’t mind. I need to sit one OF of OZUNA, CarGon, Bruce, Burns and Revere. CarGon has been the worst for the year, but he has 7 games in Coors. OZUNA has been putrid lately, but he has 3 in Coors and actually hit the ball yesterday. Bruce has also been less than stellar, but has an interesting schedule with 5 at GAB and [email protected] Burns has been the best of the bunch lately and has to play (I think). Revere has been slumping lately but has the most steals and is generally productive. Alternatively, I can sit Encarnacion for the week – I don’t know the extent of his injury.

    2) A.Escobar or S.Pearce at MI for the week?

    3) SP conundrum – Please choose 2 for the week:
    2-start Vargas (vCLE and @MIN)
    Fiers (@MIN)
    McHugh (@TOR)
    Gibson (@BOS)

    As always, thank you for your sage advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Revere 2) Alcides 3) Fiers, McHugh, these aren’t good

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the response. I realize those SPs are not too good, but they are the back-end of my SPs. My no-question SPs for this week are Klubes, Zimm, Carasco and a 2-start Karns (with Strasburg on my bench). Other alternatives are Colby Lewis (@KC), Heston (@NYM), Hutchison (vHOU), Estrada (vMIA). See anything you like better?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Five-On-One: karns isn’t some kind of must start over fiers in any event.

  34. ManuteBologna says:
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    I’m carrying Shark, Tyson Ross and McHugh. Of the three, McHugh is the least frustrating but still not doing great. There are some great pitchers out there that come or came Grey recommended – lose any / all of these guys for the following?

    Kyle Hendricks
    T Wada
    Fiers
    Eduardo
    Miguel Gonzalez
    Carlos Martinez

      • ManuteBologna says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Hold on to Ross and McHugh awhile longer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  35. chris says:
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    H2h pts league…Gallo or soler rest of season…..league counts k’s. Thanks.

  36. Winthrop says:
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    Once d’Arnaud is back from the DL would you rather have Hundley or d’Arnaud going forward?

    Thanks

  37. Sportive Tricks says:
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    His Tulo for my Arrieta?

  38. Nick says:
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    Potential multi-team trade, here is what I would be giving and receiving:

    Give: Lucas Duda, Starlin Marte, Yasmany Tomas, Anthony Gose
    Get: Chris Archer, Danny Salazar, Alex Gordon.

    Obviously I have an abundance of OF’ers and a need for pitching. But general thoughts?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Nick: “Get cheaper pitching” – and that’s me quoting Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: That’s actually a decent trade for you, I could see it

  39. Knucks says:
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    Chavez

    Or

    Burnett/zieglar

    • Knucks says:
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      @Knucks: added Carson smith last week so found saves expendable

      • Knucks says:
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        @Knucks: also have a deal on the table….

        Harper/polanco
        For
        Stanton/Cecil

        But would you do Harper and polanco for just Stanton if it comes to that?

        Thanks again, really appreciate all the work you do

        • Knucks says:
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          @Knucks: he wants steals and requested burns/Harper for his Stanton but I prefer to keep burns over polanco ROY due to my team makeup. Where would you be on a:

          Harper/burns
          For
          Stanton

          Is it close and depend on needs? Cause I am first in steals…

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: thanks a bunch, hate to be a pain but can I ask your thoughts on the Harper Stanton deals?

  40. Iguy says:
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    Is it worth dropping Soler for any of the following players (UT spot, 12 team 5×5 Roto)…
    – Y Tomas
    – M Ozuna
    – J Gallo
    If so, what order? Team is relatively well-balanced. Thanks, as always.

  41. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Joey Gallo’s Pole:

    Hangman, hangman
    Hold it a little while
    Think I see my Rangers coming
    Riding a many mile

    Rangers, did you get some silver?
    Did you get a little gold?
    What did you bring me, my dear Samardzija
    To keep your hanging curve from the Gallo’s pole?

  42. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Great work as usual, Grey!

    I was predicting the lede to be “Take me to Gallo’s Pole!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buddo Chezuski: He was the day before, I don’t do the same player on back to back days

  43. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    My staff is killing in my 12 team dynasty league, but I am always looking to upgrade. I have Soria, Britton, Storen, Casilla and Cecil at RP. I have Romo on my bench too. Cecil is giving me nothing right now, punt him or Romo for Carson Smith?

  44. Fungazi says:
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    Goldy with the Votto Cycle – 1 for 1 with 4 walks.

  45. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Well I did the unthinkable and dropped Wada for Folty. Hopefully I can pick him up aha in once he clears waivers. Until then, worth starting Folty tonight @Ari? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: You picked up a guy that you’re not going to start?

      • Jaymz says:
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        Haha

  46. Tony C says:
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    H2H, 9 hitting cats including Ks and OPS do you prefer Avisail, Belt, Eaton or Ethier for ROS?

  47. dom says:
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    Actually Toronto did not have a DH slot yesterday as they were in Washington, which resides in the only league in the world that does not use the DH. The good ol’ senior circuit! I think I am going to start floating Bautista trade offers myself, maybe I can get someone like Rizzo or Abreu idk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Oops, my math was way off then!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @dom: um, the AL is the only league in the world WITH the DH, and it was only invented a few decades ago as a gimmick to drum up extra offense.

  48. booya says:
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    Moss or Souza ROS?

  49. PK says:
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    I get the Jimmy leg when I’m in a plane. Occasionally get the Jimmy arm too. It’s a weird sensation.

  50. Jeter North says:
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    If Carson Smith is named closer, do you like him over Cecil or Ramos?

  51. Carlos says:
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    Obligatory Tanaka disclaimer: I didn’t draft him but got got saddled with him in a keeper league.

    Would you start him tonight @ seattle fresh off the dl?

  52. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    For today, I plan on starting Foltynewicz @ Ari, Miguel Gonzalez @ Hou.

    I plan on benching Hughes @ Fenway.

    Do you agree with these choices? (6×6, QS)

    Thanks!

  53. plasmaj says:
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    Guerrero now has 27 HRs in 396 ABs (425 plate appearances) since coming to America. Come on Mattingly, strap on a pair (of mustaches) and make him your starting 3B!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @plasmaj: Just hit one last night off a RP with a 5+ ERA. It would be interesting if someone knew how many homers he has this year against starters vs garbage time relief pitchers.

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @royce!: You think so? Looking at their numbers, I was leaning the other way. Bum, Morrow, and Shields are clearly the top victims, but below them?

          Alex Guerrero’s HRs
          Opp. P P ERA P WHIP
          12-Apr Perez (ARZ) 6.14 1.70
          14-Apr Iwakuma (SEA) 6.61 1.41
          22-Apr Bumgarner (SFG) 3.12 1.11
          23-Apr Vogelsong (SFG) 4.26 1.33
          26-Apr Morrow (SDP) 2.73 1.09
          7-May Fiers (MIL) 4.06 1.49
          24-May Shields (SDP) 3.69 1.21
          25-May Masset (ATL) 4.11 1.57
          27-May Grilli (ATL) 4.15 1.38
          2-Jun Betancourt (COL) 5.21 1.00

          • royce! says:
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            @Hal Incandenza: It seems to me that any batter is going to hit more HR off of lesser pitching. The question was whether his HR were coming against “garbage time relief pitchers.” 6 of the 10 were against SP. This year’s stats notwithstanding, I don’t think that Grilli, Betancourt, Masset and Perez are all that bad.

            Anyhow, given that 6/10 HR weren’t even off of RP, I think we should be able to conclude that he’s not just hitting HR because he’s being brought in late in the game to face crappy relievers.

            • Fungazi says:
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              @royce!: Thanks, that’s some solid info right there. Watching him bat though, there’s just something not right about this guy, but I appreciate he’s facing the general range of pitching that most other batters do.

  54. drew knows? says:
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    Great work as usual!!

    Drop cain for heyward?

  55. Adam says:
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    Need to stream today
    Please pick one
    Santiago vs Tam
    Karns vs LAA
    Rubbie D vs ATl
    Thanks!

  56. Phil of the Future says:
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    Best bud,
    How you doin, man? I was out yesterday. My brother’s graduation. He’s much smarter than me. But i’m much stronger than him.

    So I’m not too thrilled about this Pomeranz to the bullpen nonsense. What’s your best read on the sitch there? Am I just going to have to wait for Graveman to blow up? Or are they just planning on letting Pomeranz get stretched out a bit before putting him back in? I can’t see dropping him in a deep 16 teamer…

    Next thought comes about Baez. He is on the wire, I suspect not for long. You hearing anything about a call up? Or it’s all just yenta hearsay at this point?

    Thanks, BB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I’d rather be strong, you can tell him Grey says so… Pomeranz isn’t very good, so it doesn’t surprise me…. I haven’t heard boo on Baez, but if you have room, doesn’t hurt to stash

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thx, BB.
        I could drop Arcia to stash him. You would?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, def

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Okay, why not. And regarding the Pomeranian, you would set the expectation that he ain’t getting back in the rotation unless someone pitches their way out of it at this point? $%@# I guess I have to drop him for Frias now. Jeesh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I would

  57. Maver1ck says:
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    Whom are some good buy-low hitters to try to swap for a sell-low Samardzija? Jay Bruce? Adam LaRoche? Aim higher or lower?

  58. JAL says:
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    Avg. velo up for both Kennedy and McHugh last night…hopefully better things to come. Swinging strike rates on the both of them looking good. Just sayin.

    • JAL says:
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      @JAL: Also on my boy Brett Cecil.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Nice!

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    Boy, I’m sure glad that I didn’t take that offer of Carrasco/Desmond/Holland for my Cole/Joc/A.Miller that I was offered a few weeks ago…

  60. Charles says:
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    Good morning Grey. I’m in a points league and I have Gray SON $0.5 @ Anibal Sanchez SON $10.8 going against each other at Detroit. Which do I start? Or do I start both to at least hedge a win?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: I wouldn’t start either, let it play out on your bench, but if you have to, Gray’s safer

  61. Scott says:
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    Looks like they finally demoted Kinsler. Maybe this will help him get his head straight.

    • PK says:
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      @Scott: By demoted you meant moved out of the top of the lineup.

      • Scott says:
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        @PK: ESPN’s words, not mine. :)

        • Scott says:
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          @Scott: Well, technically they called it a lineup demotion, so yeah, context. :b

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to move on from Reddick in my 8 Team H2H League?

    Available options:

    Harrison
    Moss
    Rios
    Tomas
    Fowler

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  63. Cale says:
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    Samardzija had a 3.00 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, an 8 K/9, 1.75 BB/9 for the month of May. I probably won’t be cutting bait quite yet. He had been solid after a rough start to the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: I hear ya

  64. Sam says:
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    14 team roto (standard 5×5)
    Pick a side:

    A: Yelich + Zeigler OR

    B: Beltre + $12 FAAB + 1 of: Moss/Jackson, Austin

    Notes: Team A has 44/100 FAAb remaing & Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: B, Moss

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

  65. Turn Two says:
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    From a guy who’s throwing in the towel.. he’s offering me help at a bunch of positions.. but would have to trade Marte who I have at $15 this year and next.. the 3 I would get.. $25 Heyward, $24 Zimmerman, and $28 Kemp. It’s NL Only 4 Categories.. Taking a closer look those guys are really struggling.. I think Zim bounces back, what about Kemp and Heyward? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turn Two: If you need the bats in NL-Only that’s a decent deal, I’d take it

  66. booya says:
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    Tucker or Napoli for UTIL slot?

  67. Spyre says:
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    FYI Bautista played RF because they were playing in Washington, no DH spot. I half-watched the games and I noticed that he was definitely taking it easy. No throws home, he hit the cutoff guy every play that I saw.

    Should my last pitcher spot go to Hahn, Shoemaker, Roark, or Corbin (who’s apparently hitting 94 in extended spring training)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Oops, fixed… These are streamers… Roark

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey: He played both games. Today is his last interleague game until June 15 (@nym), so he should be back to DHing again for the next 2 weeks after today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  68. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Fun fact that I heard on a podcast this morning RE: Cashner/Synder –

    Cashner was the first pitcher since 1900 to allow 10+ hits with 10+ Ks and not go 5+ innings. Noah followed him up to be the second since last night. Petco, you confuse me so!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Yeah, royce! mentioned it last two days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Maybe royce! was on a podcast though

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I only mentioned it because Dick Enberg noted it during the broadcast yesterday…and soon after mispronounced D’Arnaud [“DUH-ar-node,” according to Enberg].

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love Da-R-Noode

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Dah, I try and bring something cool and the cool kids beat me to it. Damn kids!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Day-Glo sneakers are cool though

  69. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Should I start Bolsinger @ Colorad
    What about Karns @ LAA?

  70. Random Dude says:
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    “I’ll stay the course,” McClendon said late Tuesday night following the Mariners’ 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Yankees. “I know a lot of people get up in arms about blown saves, but we’re going to stay the course. … And in the end, I think [that ass clown will] make us all proud.”

  71. Springer Dinger says:
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    How good do you think Springer can actually be? Top 10? 20? I’m a little concerned that he’s the next Jason Heyward
    Who has more potential, Springer or Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Springer Dinger: re; Springer — Top 3 potential… 35 HR, 25 SB, .260…

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Talk about foreshadowing the 2016 rankings!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  72. papasmurf says:
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    Looks like Shark’s back to Shock. I suppose Shock Therapy is when he gives up 7 runs or more. CHW tends to leave him in even when he has nothing. Joy to us!

    At least Carrasco looks like he’s roundin’ into form. Although the bad D isn’t going anywhere so he best get the K magic workin’.

    I can empathize with your Span for Pillar sonnuvabench… It is the worst feeling cuz the worst case scenario tends to happen. I had 3 dudes on the bench with 2 hits and 2 RBI each. Meanwhile the dudes I could have started them for had 0fers… FML. Team BA dropped 10 pts in 3 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, I didn’t go into more detail, but Pillar was sitting in the first game of the DH and hadn’t been hitting, so I benched him

  73. Derrick says:
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    Bolsinger and Correa for Liriano.

    Correa could be kept for 3 seasons, but you can only keep 3 players and they have to be drafted past the 4th round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick: Sounds fair if you’re trying to win this year

  74. Steve says:
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    Trade Gallo for Correa?

  75. Roger Podacter says:
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    Dump Alphabet Smardz for…

    a) Jesse Chavez

    b) Eduardo Rodriguez

    I typically shy away from Boston pitchers but would heed your advice here. I’m also in the Strass-hole with my ERA and need some clean innings…

  76. Nick says:
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    trade:

    been offered Ryan Braun for Sonny Gray ! Keeper league

    my OF: Springer Bautista Souza Span + Y.Tomas +Myers DL and Buxton NA
    my SPs: Archer, AWood, Shields, Salazar + Moore DL, and Gray

    i think i would need to keep Gray , but Braun is yummy ( 7HR 26Rbis 5SB last month)

    OR: if i accept i this, maybe after should try to trade Bautista for an equal value pitcher : who?
    OR: try to reach for a pitcher like Heaney ? call up in July?

    thanks Grey for your advice on Gray ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Braun side

    • G says:
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      @Nick:
      Making sure your aware of Braun injury

      • Nick says:
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        @G:

        waiting for Gray’s start tonight ,,,

        Braun received another cryotherapy shot in his right [email protected] ! should start friday

  77. Reid says:
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    Great write up Grey! Thanks man!

    Wanted to share my team name in a 12 tm mixed league h2h. Drafted Dickerson, Wong, and Young Joc or “Jocco” as I like to say…came up with the name “Joc’s-Dickerson-Is-Wong”

    You’re welcome… *high five*

  78. Joe says:
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    In a 5×5, 12-team, h2h, redraft, is Bautista a hold, or would you sell him at a discount? What’s his value ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I said sell him weeks ago

  79. Timmah R says:
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    Don’t you feel like OZUNA deserves his own column on Razzball? Least case maybe OZUNA can get a dedicated lead in for a future article?…

    I would really like to know more about how OZUNA feels about fantasy baseball :-) go OZUNA!!! you good ball player, we like how you hit ball with stick OZUNA! OZUNA like butterfly.

    Who’s with me?

    • Nick says:
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      @Timmah R:

      i was all around Ozuna at the draft ,,, but monkeying around for 1month got me droppin’ OzuKong for a fresh Souza Donkey Jr ! …

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Nick: haha nice! OZUNA beat puny mortal SOUZA

  80. danny says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP,

    ROS Chris Davis or Luda?

    also if you were trade one for Cano, who would you trade?

    thanks

    • danny says:
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      @danny:

      I meant Duda!

      • danny says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks!

        I currently have Russell as my 2B, so is this a fair trade and an upgrade for me given how bad Cano has struggled?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Cano

  81. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team standard 5×5. Big trade offer. Crawford, Santana, the original cargo, and garret Richards for carrasco, rendon, and the new cargo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: Santana side, but it’s fair, lots of moving parts which I don’t love

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: What if I simplified to Richards and Santana for Gomez and carrasco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomez side

  82. Mostsuckass says:
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    In keeper league, would you trade Samardzija for A-Rod if you were trying to win this year?

  83. Reid says:
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    Alright, now a serious baseball question. I know you aren’t thrilled by Zobrist, I fall prey to his three-position eligibility on ESPN, but his numbers aren’t too far off from Desmond and he’s played in less than half of the amount of games. I know it’s June, but Desmond is infuriating. What say you on this? I’ve got Correa stashed, this is a keeper league, and I’m not wanting to drop Desmond, just asking more of can we make a case to start Zobrist over Desmond at this point or is it too soon?

    Desmond: .246/24 R/4 HR/ 15 RBI/ 1 SB
    Zobrist: .243/ 11 R/ 2 HR/ 14 RBI/ 1 SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: I’d start Desmond

  84. JAL says:
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    G, need steals badly. Alcides has been f’in me. Ditch him for Aybar or sit tight? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Meh, hold

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks my man. Are we worried at all about Giancarlo? The homers and rbis and hard contact etc. are awesome, but is there anything to be worried about? K% up, walks down, contact down…just wanted to get your opinion here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m concerned… Few time I’ve seen him, he looks flinchy, could be due to getting beaned in the face

          • JAL says:
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            @Grey: Shit. Starting to kind offff regret trading for him…praying for good times ahead!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too!

  85. Kluber Troopers says:
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    Carlos Gonzalez for Brett Gardner and Koji Uehara. Which side you got?

  86. Don says:
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    Trade Bautista for Geinke and Polanco? 10-team rotisserie league with standard scoring.

    Right now my:
    Outfield: Bautista, Gomez,, Heyward, Pollock.
    Rotation: Scherzer, Zimmermann, Cole, Samardzjia and then either Hendricks or E. Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Sounds fair

  87. PK says:
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    Care to rank?

    Hendricks, Wada, Rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Wada, Hendricks

  88. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    For ROS, would you rather have Adam Jones and J. Upton or McCutchen and Brantley?

    • PK says:
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      @Jake: Jones/Upton for me

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey

  89. Gio says:
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    10 teamer with OBP, AVG and k’s… Who do you like from now until All-Star break?

    Tomas, Guerrero or Gallo

  90. Charlie says:
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    6×5 including obp. Need runs and sb. Need to pick 2 of the 4.

    Rusney , Inciarte, Yelich, Span. Thanks!

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie:

      Guerrero is also available. Need to pick 2 of the 5.

      • Charlie says:
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        @Charlie:

        Lol and Fowler is available as well.

  91. Do you see any improvement for Tyson Ross for the ROS? I want to drop him but I love his K/9 and his FIP. I am really worried about his WHIP.

  92. Well, I FINALLY replaced Neil Walker (with Valbuena) for now.

    Anyways, another ROS question:

    Brett Cecil or Carson Smith?

    I have Cecil, he’s pitched really well lately but no saves. I think we all agree about Smith taking the job from Rodney but is he more valuable than the Blue Jays closer?

    Thanks!

  93. Scott says:
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    Grichuk bats either 4th or 5th. Isn’t that pretty good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I guess with the substitutions, I miscounted his batting spot

  94. KarlJ says:
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    Considering trading Harvey for a big bat.
    Rotation going forward without Harvey would be Greinke, Carasco, Liriano, Chavez, Buchholz, Synnegaard. Think that is good enough for a 11 team league?

  95. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Nice!

    A little Big Daddy Kane thrown in there… but Shark won’t be warmin’ up will he?

    Drop for Karns? or dare I hold? (Uggh)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: Good catch, you’re the only one! I’d go with Karns in shallower leagues

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: you honestly think I didn’t catch it? For shame my friend…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, just checking

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Genuine, haven’t missed a line since ’89

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And still ain’t half steppin

  96. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft: Carlos Santana or Nolan Arenado ROS. Obviously it’s Arenado, but how close is it?

    I’m the guy that trade Arenado for Matt Carpenter before Arenado exploded 2 weeks ago..

  97. Crock says:
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    Starlin Castro/hundley or Leonys Martin/Lincecum?
    Would have segura to cover ss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crock: Sure, Martin, it’s fair

  98. Abe Froman says:
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    How on God’s green Earth can Carson Smith NOT be the closer right now in Seattle?

  99. jojo says:
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    12 teamer roto

    need help with LF

    please rank:
    J Harrison, Choo, Ozuna, Colabello, Gose, Rajai

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Gose, Choo

  100. Sonny Greyjoy says:
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    I’ve been watching a lot of Samardzija’s starts, and even though he’s been pretty terrible, the White Sox forget how to field a baseball when he takes the mound. Avisail looks like he’s running in quicksand and watching him makes my knees hurt. Anyways,

    Xander, Alexei, Andrus, Flores RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Xander

  101. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Great write up, the Alphabet soup blurb was some of your finest copy to date… I’d scout that as a plus, plus “Warm it up, Kane” reference tool on your part.

    I’ll have an actual question at some point, just needed to give your props first…Oh, and I managed to trade Harper and Chris Carter for Goldy in my roto league. Carter was just a placeholder holder for me waiting out some injuries. Thoughts?

    Thanks

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: It just came to me, drop Alphabet soup for any of these in a roto league: Kazmir, Hendricks, Wada, Hahn, Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Solid trade

  102. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Very thrilled to have had my reach guy of this season (Joc) actually pan out so far! That said, I’m already feeling the sadness about losing him next year! If he stays at this pace, any chance that the rest of the world doesn’t realize he’s a first or, at worst, second rounder? Personally, I’m hoping he keeps his ~.400 obp and HRs, but hits .240-something and doesn’t show his 30-steal speed for another year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful, unless he hits .235 or lower

  103. dom says:
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    Dare I start Choo and Gallo against the lefty Rodon tomorrow? Or does it make more sense to stream Utley (DeScalfini) or Eaton (Gallardo)? thx grey pls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  104. OneI'dWilly says:
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    You are wrong about MadMax (the movie.) You’re still my favorite fantasy baseball read, but no rush on your movie review blog. Cust Kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, it was such a bore!

  105. ashtray says:
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    Are we dropping Heyward yet in a 12 teamer assuming there’s at least any sort of worthwhile pick-up (Burns, Chavez, DeShields, Paulsen, Ethier, Tucker, etc)?

    He has a recent history of picking it up in the 2nd half but the Cardinals do not appear to be willing to just ride this out.

  106. Boomer19 says:
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    Joc or Adam Jones the rest of the way? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t take her near any children in Maine!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I’ll bite…why Maine?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause there’s nothing to do in Maine but attack women in Cow Tales dresses, of course!

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            HA!

            • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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              @Mike: “Thou shalt not make graven images… unless it is made from cowtales” – Book of Albright 3:16

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @Grey: I’m from Maine, can confirm.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  107. Punk says:
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    Thanks for the write up.

    Have trade questions, 12-team 5×5 mixed, keep any 6 forever:

    1) Hanley/Souza or Marte/Peralta (superfluous H)
    2) Hanley/Moustakas or Marte/Peralta
    3) Hanley/Choo or Marte/Peralta

    Sense a theme? Hanley is in his last year of SS eligibility, so I’d like to harvest some value before he loses a ton of value. I’d keep Marte, of course. I’m leading the league in R, RBI, and HR, strong in AVG, and in need of SB. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: 1) Hanley 2) Hanley 3) Hanley

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Punk: I’d do the first one..

  108. Jack says:
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    If McClendon meets your deadine and announces that Carson is the closer would you drop Clippard or Ramos for him? I’m afraid of being screwed if Rodney reclaims it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Sure, Clippard

  109. CantMissGuy says:
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    When will you stop being stubborn and admit that you might be wrong about crawford? According to you it’s just a hot streak that’s lasted the entire season…

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Id hate to see the cold streak if thats hot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @CantMissGuy: this is some good stat checking dude. jesus. very ironic name there. just replace “entire” with half and you’re set.

  110. Nico says:
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    There’s gotta be some value left in the trade market for Samardzija, no? My sphincter tightens up when I think about just dropping him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Will report back!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You better!

  111. KillerB says:
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    In a dynasty league hold Gallo at $1 or trade him for an $8 Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  112. nick the dick says:
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    De Aza to the Red Sox. Now if they can acquire 3 or 4 more outfielders and no pitching they’ll be all set.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • PK says:
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      @nick the dick: I wonder if the Red Sox GM keeps looking at the wrong roster when he evaluates his team’s needs when doing negotiations.

  113. Great write up Grey. Wondered about same headliner on consecutive days. Thank you for clarifying. Saved me hours of research. Is this a proper ROS pecking order: Guerrero , Tucker, Fowler, Soler? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Soler, Alex, Fowler

  114. Moving on Up says:
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    In a 2 player keeper league which side?

    Stanton and Arenado or Harper and Rendon

    • Moving on Up says:
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      @Moving on Up: 12 team league where you keep 2 players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  115. Cheese says:
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    12 team standard + OPS, H2H

    I give Harper and either Seager/Beltre for Tulo and Rizzo

    Should I give up Seager or Beltre, or does it matter? Who is better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre, Tulo side

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey: Sorry is that Beltre is better ROS than Seager? Or include Beltre in the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager is better

          • Cheese says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. Would you do the deal if it could only be Seager?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  116. B says:
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    Good stuff as usual. Would you drop Semien for any of these?

    Guerrero
    Kemp
    Walker
    Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  117. Great write up Grey. Wondered about same headliner on consecutive days. Thank you for clarifying. Saved me hours of research & Joc Rocks was a beautiful choice. Is this a proper ROS pecking order: Guerrero , Tucker, Fowler, Soler? Thanks!

  118. SonOfAPitch says:
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    Just traded Gallo and Belt for Agon. Had been using Frazier/Panda/Moustakas as 1b/3b, but just dropped Panda for Belt two days ago. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  119. Dickerson's Jock...Strap says:
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    trade stanton for bum, archer and wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fair if you’re desperate for SPs

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Dickerson’s Jock…Strap: That’s is too much for Archer and Wacha, you should be able to get both for just Stanton..

      Seriously I would trade someone other than Stanton to get an SP..

  120. Knucks says:
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    have a deal on the table….

    Harper/polanco
    For
    Stanton/Cecil

    But would you do Harper and polanco for just Stanton if it comes to that?

    He wants Harper/burns but I prefer to lose polanco

    I am first in steals though and could replace the void left by burns with rajai off the wire

    Thanks again, really appreciate all the work you do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side, it’s fair straight up

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Knucks: I’d keep Harper, he is breaking out and will only get better this year. I DO NOT CARE what the geeky numbers BS say…

  121. Colonel Angus says:
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    I need some sound advice since the voices in my head are really confusing me. Are you rolling Valbuena out today instead of Yunel Escobar? Also, Napoli has some good matchups today and a doubleheader to boot. Is it safe to sit Chris Davis today in favor of Napoli? ALSO, Lind seems to have a long track record of success against Lackey. Should I put him in the spot where I have Chris Carter? Thanks!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena, yes…Sure, Napoli… Yes, over Carter

  122. Grey- another great job.
    It’s a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks

    • Sorry about that. Terrible typer.

      Current roster is :
      C R. Martin
      1b J. Abreu
      2B Cano
      3b Bryant
      SS Segura
      OF Colabello
      Fowler
      Polanco
      Ozuna
      Util Lind
      BN R. Zimmerman (1b, 3b, OF)
      Zobrist (2b, SS, OF)
      Prado (2b, 3b, OF)
      Correa (SS)

      Offered Springer for colabello and Martin. I’m thinking it’s a good deal. Your thoughts?
      Thanks!

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @VRugg: You want Spinger, accept that deal

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Springer

  123. Wilsonian says:
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    Panda is hot bottled up garbage. Do I hang on to him or drop him for Valbuena?

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d hold a little longer, he will hit and it could be soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      My two pennies pitched in, I’d hold Panda. There’s something weird going on in Boston. They, collectively, are not hitting at all. They couldn’t hit the barn side of a broad right now. But I gotta figure at some point they all get hot together. A lot of times guys struggle the first couple of times through the schedule in a new league. Might help him to start seeing guys a few more times (interleague not really enough reps). I’d hate for you to get stuck holding the cruddy Panda numbers and miss what is a pretty likely hot spell back up to somewhere near career numbers. Magoo and I are holding him in a 12 team NFBC, FWIW.

  124. Nuclear Molars says:
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    H2H points league, pitching is suffering, chose two ROS
    Bucholz, Quintana, Jaime Garcia, Bolsinger, Jimmy Nelson, JA Happ, Uvaldo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch, Ubaldo

  125. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 league. Drop either McHugh or Miguel Gonzalez for Karns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  126. This gives us the best chance to win today says:
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    Guerrero’s got to play now, right?

    How about this one:
    Kendrick for Forsythe + Guerrero. Other OF’s are Aoki, Burns, Avisail, Kalhoun, Colabello, so Guerrero can sit on the bench until Mattingly figures out. Yes, it is a 10 team league and not one of my hitters is into double digit HR’s yet. ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely…. Logan side

  127. Johnny says:
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    Would you hold Springer or ship him away and get what you can?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  128. Clay says:
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    Hey Grey, would you trade Bautista for Rendon (I’d be getting Rendon) in a H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  129. Decisions, Decisions... says:
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    Just got offered Odorizzo for Gallo. I have Bryant and Rendon. Got to accept this, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Accept

  130. ScottyB says:
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    Actually just traded for Joc, was thinking long term in a keeper league i know I wont win this year anyway. too many missing parts

    $250 budget, 25 roster spots

    Gave up: Stanton ($42) and Szmardj ($12) to get Joc ($2) and Thor ($5).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  131. PED Inc. says:
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    My Adam jones for his Tulo?

    I already have Hanley who I can slide to the outfield along with Harper, cargo,Pence, and Guerrero. Would you make this trade?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @PED Inc.:

      Adam Jones has hit 1 home run since April 19. He hit .239 in the month of May. He’s got a little bit of a balky ankle. I’m slightly biased as I didn’t like Jones coming in to the year. Kind of thought his profile as a hitter was bound to catch up with him. Depending on your league and situation with your roster, I’d take a very good long look at Tulo there.

  132. Tom says:
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    I’m still nervous about Zimmermann. His Siera & xFip are above 4 & K%-BB% is average. He’s also outside of his “Tommy John 4 year guarantee.” In an OBP league would my C. Davis + Zimmermann for his Scherzer + Plouff be a good deal for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine in a shallowish league

  133. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Folks who watch the Marlins closely have said they think there is some lingering effect of the beaning on Stanton’s at bats this year. Honestly I don’t know how anybody ever stands in against MLB pitching without pooping pants, curling into fetal ball etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I’ve seen that with Giancarlo

  134. Todd says:
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    Hey, Grey.

    I have Guerrero, Collabello, and Tomas sitting on my bench. Should I drop one of them for Paulsen, sitting on the waiver wire? I already have Cabrera and Fielder covering my 1B and U slots, which is my biggest hesitation. The three guys I have are eligible in other places, Paulsen is just 1B.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cola

      • Todd says:
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        @Grey: Done. Thanks!

        • Todd says:
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          @Todd: Would you start Paulsen tonight @Coors over Fielder vs Sale?

          thanks for this, too.

  135. Andrew says:
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    12 team league. Who are taking if Baez does come up next Tuesday and Correa is still in the minors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  136. It says:
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    Start heyward vs nelson over any of these guys
    Souza vs santiago
    Marte vs Hudson
    Polanco vs Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  137. WalleyWorld says:
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    Dynasty league. Who would you be most willing to trade in a package to land Rendon. Zimmermann, Bauer, Richards, Harvey. Also own Giolito, Bundy, Dan Norris, and Taillon.

    I would be remise if i didn’t mention that your sites are some of my primary destinations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann…

  138. PhilOssieB says:
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    Do you trust Milone to carry his AAA momentum into his start against Boston tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. Allen says:
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    14 team h2h points league Dynasty

    I trade G. Cole and Bundy for MadBum and Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  140. handy afterall says:
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    Ahoy hoy. What sez yez to giving either deshields/ iwakuma, or gose/iakuma, for the Rastafari (black mon)?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh

      • handy afterall says:
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        @Grey: sorry…work eating brain… question was:
        which to give (if any) for Blackmon –
        deshields and iwakuma
        or
        gose and iwakuma

        Gose has a surprisingly low Run total, and refuses to take walks. walks count in my league. I worry that he’s only managed to steal 8 bases while hitting way over his head. what will he provide once that BABIP comes down?
        Does it make sense to think Deshields may end up providing more runs, walks, and steals? At least he makes a point of trying to get on base. Also, i’m in montreal, so deshields has some real sentimental value (sentiment is sacrilege, i know).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d give DeShields/Iwakuma for Blackmon

  141. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Albright how we feeling about the Cargo buy recommendation? He looks absolutely terrible. I’ve got no choice but to hold him I think but I’m pretty low on hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask by end of June… Let’s get one hot month in Coors before we abandon ship

  142. Scott says:
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    Who should I drop for my Gallo waiver bid?

    Polanco
    Ozuna
    Morales
    Gose
    Myers

    • Carnac says:
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      None? I mean, maybe if the guy I’m dropping was a bench bat. And if that’s the case your team is good enough (and/or league shallow enough) that you probably don’t need to sweat Gallo too hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  143. Groovy says:
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    Alvarez or gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  144. Bob says:
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    just for clarification, did I read correctly in an earlier comment that you would drop Avisail Garcia for Billy Burns?

    Would you rather have Avisail Garcia, Billy Burns, or Steven Souza as a bench bat?

    Also, Samardzjia… hold or drop for one of these? Leaning towards holding since the options aren’t fantastic. Thanks!
    Carlos Rodon
    Tsuyoshi Wada
    Chris Heston
    Nathan Karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza.. Wada

  145. Nathan says:
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    Pick 2: Gose, Yasmany, Rusney, Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose, Rusney

  146. Gareth says:
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    Peter Griffin re-enacting my reaction when I read the Colin McHugh blurb.

    http://youtu.be/RaWWTKTQr5E

    I didn’t drop McHugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  147. Gareth says:
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    As a McHugh owner, the thing I’ve noticed is that he’s had a ton of scoreless innings, but has been prone to that one big killer inning.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Gareth: Totally agree. He will go through three innings on like 35 pitches, then have a 4th where he walks the first guy, then gives up back-to-back-to-back homeruns.

  148. hankg says:
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    Trying to shore up rotation by trading closer for SP. Would you rather deal for Salazar or roll the dice on Strasburg? Which closer would you rather deal right now – Holland or Miller? Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, but either

  149. Matt says:
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    Looking ahead, which of the following players would you plan to keep for next season (1-year keeper, standard H2H + OPS & K/9)? The player is kept in the corresponding round (in parentheses). If it’s two from the same round, one moves up a round. Pick 3:

    Stanton (1)
    Scherzer (2)
    Upton (6)
    Arenado (6)
    Pence (16)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Matt:

      How many can you keep? I’d keep all those guys.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @GhostTownSteve:

        I see. Pick 3.

        I’d keep Stanton, Upton and Arenado.

  150. Jaymz says:
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    Start Anibal tonight vs Oak (10-team mixed)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, drop and stream

  151. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Why, even given the considerable advantage he was given in the first, do I get the feeling that Lackey will white-knuckle it through 5 to qualify for a win?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: But, hey, after the Carlos Frias abomination a couple weeks ago, that wouldn’t seem so bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  152. ERad says:
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    I wish you owned Joc too, G. I got him this year in the 15th in a keep forever – so we’ll be waiting for you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I miss you, ERad

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: No need G – got back late last night. Never made it to your suggestion in Paris – once I dropped Devon, you fell out of favor with my cougs. But don’t worry, we’ll have Joc next year to win her back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a shame, but cest la vie!

  153. mzyptlk says:
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    Stanton Arrieta for Trout and Corey D?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, but it’s fair

  154. Fuld Face Up says:
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    Gray, can you rank the following?

    Shelby Miller, Alex Wood, Clay Buchholz, Tyson Ross, Chase Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Miller, Ross, Buch

  155. Derrick says:
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    Burns or Gose to play over CarGo until he gets going?

    Also, where would you re-rank Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns… Top 50 right now

  156. Salazar Slytherin says:
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    Almost traded Joc earlier for Alex Gordon.

    Today I got an Abreu for Joc offer and I still cant pull the trigger. Crazy for me to think he can finish better than Abreu? I have Tex and Belt for 1B eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

      • Salazar Slytherin says:
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        @Grey: Now he offers Hammel and Cabrera for Stanton.. Carpenter at 3B for me now. Probably a Hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

      • Salazar Slytherin says:
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        @Grey: Miggy

  157. jal179 says:
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    In my gotch watching Brown Cliffy absolutely baffle the Twins.

    ERod is bonerific. I cannot resist adding him in my 10 teamer redraft h2h. 5X5 + Hits, OPS, QS.

    Problem is I’m top 2 or leading in all pitcher cats thanks to Max, Hamels, Degrom, Wacha, Richards, Wacha, Odrozzi, Syndergaard (Holland, Miller, Rondon, Ramos)

    Drop Yasmany or Avisail for ERod? Or still prefer Billy Burns over those 2 OFers?

    SOrt of nice having 1 bench bat for those off days, etc…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Avisail

  158. Eric says:
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    Own Desmond and Hundley. Trade J Hammel for J Reyes and Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  159. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think about dropping Alphabet Soup for any of these in a roto league: Kazmir, Hendricks, Wada, Hahn, Morton?

    Does Kazmir’s BB% concern you enough to go Hendricks or elsewhere? It would be my last starter paired with Cole, Carassco, Salazar, McHugh, Chavez.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada

  160. RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ says:
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    I’m just here for the free giveaway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  161. Jon says:
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    I have a deep OF but could use pitching. Would you swap Joc for McHugh in a keeper (top 180 guys are kept)? 5×5 so I’m not getting Joc’s OBP boost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Pujols homer so quotidian lately it doesn’t even rate a blub?

  163. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop McHugh or Smadge for E. Rodriguez? in a 12 teamer…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smudge… Smoke it!

  164. Raindoggg says:
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    Just made a hate trade as I hate Caitlyn Samardzjia and the other guy really hated Mchugh…….16 team keeper 5×5(IP instead of K’s) league………just curious as to opinions on who won the deal?…….Samardz or Mchugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Push

      • Raindoggg says:
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        @Grey: …….thanks…..that makes it a win win then because I won’t hate Mchugh for at least a couple weeks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. KevinB says:
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    I am curious. What type of bat could be traded for Arrieta? Standard 5×5 Roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis?

  166. Wilsonian says:
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    Xander showing life. I have Castro at SS. Also have Correa in my N/A.

    Xander or Castro for now and the foreseeable future?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  167. L-Boogie says:
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    Follow up to my question above. 12 team 5×5. Crawford or Santana ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      Is that Danny Santana? If yes Crawford and it doesn’t feel particularly close.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Sorry, no. Its Carlos Santana.

  168. Jason says:
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    Lucroy/Yordano Ventura or Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, it’s fair

  169. G says:
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    In my non-keeper I’m Thibking of selling Joc high. More comfortable Doing this since I’m hiding into him on my keeper for some great value. Anyway, would you offer Joc and Samardija for giancarlo? If rejects would you do joc and Tyson Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton in either

  170. Wes says:
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    What do you make of Charlie Mortons early success? Is he worth a roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a streamer

  171. Scoop says:
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    Drop Yelich (drafted him, big preseason believer) for Burns (still inexplicably available) in 12-team mixed w/ OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Scoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – love your column.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  172. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have a couple of questions.
    I snapped up C.Smith in my 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(standard yahoo scoring). I now have 5 closers with FAMILIA, CHAPMAN, RONDON, RAMOS and SMITH(should be closer shortly). Which one of these would you look to deal? I like having 4 closers with good ratios but 5 is just excess as none of these guys have SP eligibility so one has to ride my bench every night.

    Also, somebody dropped D.FOWLER
    Would you drop any of these OF to grab him?
    AV.GARCIA
    Y.TOMAS
    M.TRUMBO
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade any of them… SAGNOF… Avisail

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Do you think Fowler is worth the number 1 waiver priority?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  173. royce! says:
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    League counts 5×5 plus OPS and H- who gets the boot: Alonso, Moreland, Colabello, Paulsen, or Howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    What am I supposed to do with Longo? I took him with my second pick (right behind Dickerson as my first pick) after our 5 keepers. I’m somehow in 1st place, regardless. It’s a shallow league, but I’m sure someone would snag him if I drop him. He’s just riding my bench right now as I have more valuable options (Miggy, Arenado, Duda for 3rd/IF/UTIL). I’ve tried dealing him, but I get no bites. Just let him sit or dump him for hot schmotatoes all around?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let him sit

  175. eric says:
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    would you traded hamels and dicekrson for brantley and alex wood? have harrison in LF right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  176. E says:
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    I know there have been some questions about CarGo Vol. 1 above, but if I can package Wil Myers and Derek Norris to a guy who needs a catcher to roll the dice on CarGo is that worth it? I’ve got d’Arnaud coming off the the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade for him

  177. Boomer19 says:
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    Any guess as to when Papelbon gets traded? I’m sitting on Giles and getting bored.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July 30th

  178. G says:
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    One more quick question Grey. I’m leading league in hitting especially homers and have avisail on my bench who fills in for my second utility at times. My weakness is in steals. Better player to drop avisail for – Gose or deshields? Thanks in advance as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  179. Scott says:
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    Plouffe grounded out to catcher. What power!

  180. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dynasty Keeper League 6×6 w/ OBP and Holds

    Trade Cole $14 for Gomez $19?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  181. Joeg414 says:
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    Need a back up for Soler and a replacement for Byrd , please pick two :
    Jr. Lake , Y.Alonso or J.Butler (I have ) , Bour (on Waivers ) , Parra or Coghlan.
    Daily 6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour, Parra

  182. Steve says:
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    Rubby having a baaad day.

  183. Scott says:
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    There’s your Maybin, Grey.

  184. Wilsonian says:
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    Morrow worth a look in a 16 Team H2Her over someone like Jimmy Nelson when he comes off the DL?

    W, L, SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  185. Cue Ballz says:
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    Thanks Grey, – Karns/Rubby/Wada ROS (10 team mixed league)? Also, which if not all are streamers?

    I’m really not sure why the SON loves Rubby so much… algorithm tweaks ahead??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because his peripherals look good

      • Cue Ballz says:
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        Anomalies are a part of stats… whenever you start a pitcher that the SON likes, and he more than not disappoints, yet keeps up his peripherals, you just got Rubby’d!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  186. Jon says:
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    Welp, I started Nelson AND Rubby today… there go my pitching stats for the week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  187. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    If Soler is headed to the DL who gets my last DL spot – Him or D. Travis? (Altuve @ 2B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him

  188. osnam says:
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    Hey Grey, great as always. What kind of bat do you think Foltynewicz is worth in a trade. I already offered the guy Kemp and he rejected it. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not getting anything for him

  189. Grizza3569 says:
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    Standard 5×5 h2h, 12 team, non keeper. I have great depth on Offense, shallow on SP. OF is Stanton, Bautista and Gomez. Would u deal Joc for any of the following…

    Wacha
    Arrieta
    Keuchel
    J Zim

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  190. DancinHomer says:
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    Love the Joc Strap lede today…love having him in a couple leagues even more.

    Need a little pitching advice:
    In a Roto league (NON-Keeper) with short benches and crazy 8×8 (losses, holds, among others) scoring.

    My current pitching staff is:
    SP: Scherzer, Harvey, Arrieta, Liriano, Ross, Walker, Hughes
    RP: Robertson, Allen, Tolleson, Wade Davis, Joe Smith

    would you drop either Walker/Hughes for Eduardo Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hughes

  191. Hankp101 says:
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    Hanley/Thor or Semien/Max in a 5×5? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, it’s fair

  192. Bye Felicia says:
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    WAT, YOU TRADED JOC FOR CUETO IN YOUR RCL?

    YOU BIG DUMMY!!!

    -FRED SANFORD-

  193. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Don’t know if Lloyd McClendon is trying to get fired or if Rodney has some pictures of him and some transvistite prostitutes. Time to drop Carson Smith in a keep forever? I’m in win now mode.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess

      • Jake from State Farm says:
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        @Grey: With closer Fernando Rodney struggling, Smith appears to be a potential option to step into the closer’s role, if manager Lloyd McClendon were to make a change. However, if that were to happen, it doesn’t appear Smith would be his first choice.
        “We have to be careful with him, particularly with his innings,” McClendon said, per The News Tribune. “Particularly with back-to-back-to-back (situations). I’m not sure if he can do that. I think his velocity goes down quite a bit.
        “He doesn’t yet have his man muscles. He needs to mature and continue to develop. He’s doing a nice job, but I think part of him doing a nice job is the fact we’ve put him in positions where he can be successful. When you’re a closer, you don’t have that (luxury). It is what it is, and you’ve got to go in and get it done.”

        • Jake from State Farm says:
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          @Jake from State Farm: not the biggest endorsment for the kid

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  194. Scott says:
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    Blackmon, LeMahiue, Arenado, and Paulsen are all playing today after playing both games of the DH yesterday. should I be worried about fatigue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  195. PB&J says:
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    My Cruz, Chase Anderson, and Wade Davis for his Stanton, Storen, and Buchholz. Which side you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  196. brett says:
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    Harper for Hanley Ramirez and Archer who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  197. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Tulo, kluber for Desmond, cargon, Gallo and Jesse Chavez. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  198. Davies says:
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    Rotation is McHugh, rubby, Hendricks, Paxton, ventura, fiers, Noah, Carrasco have Matt Moore on (dl) 12 team h2h. Which guys do I drop, stream having a bad pitching week… Not much out there on the wire

    Outfield is upton, ozuna, soler, yelich, leonys, bruce, souza. Do I drop soler don’t have room on dl or just hold him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby, Paxton, Moore…Try to hold Soler

  199. SteveNZ says:
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    Anyone starting Choo against Sale?

    Trying to choose btw him, Avisail v Martinez and Reddick v Sanchez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Reddick

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Red Dog

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: So that’s the same answer from Grey, yourself and JFOH.

        Thus I’m braced for a nasty sonavabenching from Choo and/or Avisail.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          I’m calling for a Red Dog homer tonight.

  200. J-FOH says:
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    I see you stopped by Mike’s post. I’m watching you Albright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watch yourself!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: *looks in mirror*….I’ll watch you instead

  201. Hot Rod

    JimmyBond says:
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    Cuddyer out of the lineup tonight with a stiff neck…right on cue????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  202. Bennythejet says:
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    Which side would you rather have in a deal

    Starling Marte, Yasmany Tomas and Danny Salazar or King Felix and Andrew Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: i love how the number of career saves is brought up numerous times, as if that should have anything to do with who’s currently getting high leverage innings. If it did, michael jordan should be reaquired by an NBA team, since , hey, ain’t he got some of the most pts ever for a player?

  203. Moistakiss says:
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    Rusney Castillo, Ed. Rodriguez, Bucholtz, Souza, and Gallo are all available. Would you drop any of the following for V-Mart, Ventura, Quintana, Ramos?

  204. Charles says:
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    Taijuan Walker?!? How you feel about him now? Definitely add in a 12-teamer h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  205. stonepie says:
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    i have reyes as my ss and considering dealing for tulo.. what would you offer? top 50ish player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what the person with Tulo wants

  206. herschel says:
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    Who had today in the Michael Cuddyer pool?

    Michael Cuddyer is out of the Mets’ starting lineup on Wednesday with stiffness in his neck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  207. The Great Knoche says:
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    First NFBC casuality of the year is Jordan Lyles’ big toe…..seriously out for the year with a big toe? Oh well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad if that’s your first injury

  208. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. pending Braun’s frozen thumb, may need an OF replacement. who do you like from leonys, pillar, paulsen, tucker, venable or eaton?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen at home, Leonys

  209. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Kemp or Gregory Polanco rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  210. JimmySuitcase says:
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    Also, Kemp or Blackmon rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  211. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    from above which is better stream for tomorrow, i’m not dropping anybody it’s an open spot
    happ vs (with me the vs indicates at home, an @ would be at somebody, not that you’d know that till now) TB
    or
    b.anderson vs STL

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: the 2nd question was whether it’s better to own either anderson/happ/hendricks in a dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, I’d go with SON

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: they were about tied in SON. like .1 apart.

  212. jacks says:
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    With Carson Smith unlikely, isn’t Wilhelmson the obvious pickup? Has closer experience and looks like he’s been pitching well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like he’s sticking with Rodney, but, yeah, Wilhelmson is a possibility

  213. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Really could use some advice. I have 3 DL spots currently taken up by Paxton, Matt Moore and Patrick Corbin. But I need to put Soler there. So who would you drop?

    After completing said move I was thinking about adding SP Walker, who’s had 2 good starts in a row(FINALLY) assuming McCann isnt headed to the DL. If that happens I’m left choosing between Cervelli or Castro to fill in.

    So in summary; whos the DL drop, what do you think of Walker and which of those lackluster C options would you go with if McCann is on the shelf long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Moore, Walker’s fine to grab, but he’s still crazy risky

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I made a speculative grab earlier today of Baez, maybe binge watching Daredevil on my day off has me feeling pretty fearless…Ok so I’m a comic nerd, sue me.

        Does it even matter between the 2 C’s lol?

        I’m also curious why more people aren’t buying Moore, maybe I over valued him as a stash, I know he has the control issues but I thought he was considered to have Ace like stuff when healthy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Daredevil’s great! Haven’t finished it yet, no spoilers… Moore’s fine, but you can’t stash every DL guy you want

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: No worries, I’m not a spoiler kinda guy.And sadly you’re right; I’m a habitual DL stasher lol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks!

  214. PB&J says:
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    Which guy gets voted off the island: Paxton, Folty, Walker, C. Anderson, and Roark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  215. Wilson says:
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    Russell , Segura , Bogaets , kindly rank them for ROS. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander, Segura

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Xander didn’t perform well in early this season.
        So with good performance these two games, seeing him start to break out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so

  216. John says:
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    May be bit early but wld rather have Baez or Soler. Say they both playing in 15 days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

      • John says:
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        @Grey: how about ranking out soler ozuna and rusney…upside bench bat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna, Rusney

  217. Derrick says:
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    I’ve got DeShields at 2B and am looking to drop someone to pick up Burns.

    I could move Chris Davis for Cano. This is what my team looks like:

    C – Gomes
    1B – Edwin
    2B – DeShields
    SS – Andrus (Correa waiting)
    3B – Arenado
    OF – C. Gomez, CarGo, Rusney
    DL – Dickerson

    Should I pull the trigger here? If I did, I could drop DeShields and pick up Burns.

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop DeShields for Burns

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        And do the Chris Davis for Cano trade?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless Davis doesn’t play on your team, then trade him for Cano

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry, I forgot to put him on there. Hes in my Util. spot.

        Thanks. Ill move Davis for Cano.

  218. Bennythejet says:
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    Harper and Marte or King Felix, Adam Jones and Andrew Miller

    which one??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, it’s fair, depends on needs

  219. ThE sHiT says:
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    Trumbo traded to the Mariners. More protection for Boomstick.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @ThE sHiT:

      Hope he plays every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where you been?

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Busy with work and the gf. Still troll all the time and recently got into Fanduel. Shizz is really fun. Only got into one league this year, ended up being a 10 teamer cuz the commish lagged on getting more ppl to commit. Love how the site has taken off, keep up the great work!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, man! Good to hear from you!

  220. Do says:
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    Starting any of these guys tomorrow
    Elias vs Tampa?
    Hahn @tigers
    Wright (Boston) vs twins
    Hellickson vs mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON…Elias

  221. herschel says:
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    @Grey; weekly roto redraft. hate to be switching cathers, but ramos has been pretty awful. would you dump him for realmuto, cervelli or j mccann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  222. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    above i saw you tell somebody in AL only to bid nearly 60% of his remaining waiver budget on gallo? did something change since monday or is that right for a 2-3 week player? He didn’t mention it was a keeper/dynasty.

    best soler replacement
    reddick/paredes (some fool just dropped reddick, it’s a shame tucker was just grabbed too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 2-week player, you had specific needs… Reddick

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: best of these in case i don’t get reddick (got a low waiver), paredes/paulsen/marisnick/lomo/coghlan/howard/delino/jace p. OPS league and this team is about mid pack or slightly better in all hitting categories. 12 team H2h
      ramos
      chirinos
      rizzo
      harrison
      son of donald
      addison
      MI flores
      CI panda
      LF upton
      CF marte
      RF avisail
      OF heyward
      util plouffe
      BN fowler
      DL dickerson/soler

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        DeShields

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Paulsen at home, Howard

  223. Great White North says:
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    I’ve never really done a colon cleanse, but I imagine it leaves you with a similar feeling to the felling I had last week when I dumped the following from all of my leagues: Anibal, Ubaldo, and Julio. Now I just need a month or so of plugging in RPs for my ERA and WHIP to recover.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  224. stumanji says:
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    10 tm h2h keeper league: Trade Puig for Joc? Has Yung Joc reached that tier already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  225. Great White North says:
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    I am going to start calling Chris Carter “Jimmy”. Because he just doesn’t get the respect he deserves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  226. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Would you rather have Lake or Asche? Lake seems like a 2-3 week rental and once I drop Asche, I won’t get him back. However, by then I should have Dickerson and Myers back. Key word; Should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  227. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you move Carson Smith and Gallo for Grilli and Melancon if you needed saves? (OBP partial keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  228. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    sometimes you’re happy to have roster hole like rasmus, so you can stream in LAKE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  229. Quimmy says:
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    Just received this offer.

    My JUP, Kendry and Carrasco
    For
    His Carlos Gomez, Ian Desmond and Matt Holliday

    We count avg obp and slg as seperate categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Holliday side

  230. Eng says:
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    Grey, would you rather own Mini Donkey or David Wright ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donkey

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  231. Bill says:
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    Greyman!!! Outstanding work as usual.

    Buehrle with the complete game SO, who’d have thunk it?

    Ellsbury hit the waiver in my 10 team redraft. Both DL slots full with Soler and Corbin. Would you drop Kemp to have Ellsbury for July and the second half?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d drop Corbin for Ells

  232. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE (except in that one league that i have chapman, yikes)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  233. SteveNZ says:
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    Some old school “we gotta let the guy finish what he started” managerial technique on glorious display in Philly tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why’s that? Wait, Reddick homered, did you see?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sure did – commented above.

        Can’t think of any other reason why Leake would have been sent out in the 9th with a 4-0 lead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Dusty!

  234. desert_heat says:
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    who wins ? H2H points
    My Kipnis Strasburg and Gio
    for
    Abreu Syndergaard and Salazar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  235. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey, Posey for Tulo what side u got? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo well I want Tulo lol, what if I added Kris B to that offer? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey/Bryant? Then that side

  236. Chris says:
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    Is Matt Moore worth stashing in a 10 team H2H Points League? Or more of a streamer initially until he gets going?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  237. The Great Knoche says:
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    This could be first time all year Walt Weiss has put the 8 right players in the field and in the correct spot in the batting order all year. Rockies are gonna hang 20 tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  238. anthony says:
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    @Grey: Drop Samardz for Mccullers ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  239. nightpandas says:
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    Thanks for your approval on moving Gallo/C Smith for Grilli/Melancon. Got er done…..

    Drop McGee for Tucker in a saves league? Revere not doing much in LF but don’t want to drop him…

    Also Matt Cain worth a DL stash? I have three so it is more of a question of is he worth burning one of my 23 moves for. (15 team league, slim pickings on the wire)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  240. John says:
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    May trade Souza for an arm which OF to replace ozuna tomas rusney?

    • John says:
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      @John: collebllo leonys and moss also available?

  241. José Arcadio Buendía says:
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    Trade Bryce for Joc and Axford/Tolleson/Ramos? (I need closer help)

  242. andfog99 says:
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    rest of season, karns or taijuan walker?

  243. John says:
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    trade souza for bauer or
    Souza and richards for degrom or sheilds?

  244. SteveNZ says:
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    No fun being against Tulo this week. Can’t he just go back to being shit?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And I have effing CarGo. Jesus.

  245. SteveNZ says:
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    Hope Aybar gets a chance it walk it off here…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: A sac fly when you’re losing RBIs 17-4 is not that exciting.

  246. Swfcdan says:
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    Need speed in my 16 team H2H dynasty. Trade:

    Reyes + R Zimm for B-Ham + Cuddyer/Iglesias?

    Bit worried about Billys inability to get on base as its an OBP league, and that he’s hitting 9th now. But I really need that speed and not sure Reyes will run all that much now, have B Crawford as my SS fill in. What say you Greyt one?

  247. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Moose Forsythe or Enciarte ?

    • Anthony says:
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      @Anthony: 12 h2h pay league

      • Anthony says:
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        @Anthony: Moose Forsythe Enciarte or Ethier ? 12 team h2h pay league

  248. Kap says:
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    Ortiz was dropped in my 12-team h2h league — would you be looking to pick him up?

  249. Herschel says:
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    Stupid mattingly.

    Dodgers broadcasters are talking about no Kenley right now. One is puzzled, especially because there are two guys up in the bullpen right now in the bottom of the ninth just in case – and neither of them is Kenley. Charely Steiner speculates though that they’re saving him for the four-game series starting tomorrow with the Cardinals, after working yesterday. Said he saw Kenley before the game and he was in a good mood.

  250. Eliezer Vergara says:
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    Trade Pederson and deGrom or Wacha for Trout in a 12 team keeper Dynasty league?
    It sounds like a no brainer, but Pederson has been a monster and either of those pitchers are tough to lose.
    Thanks!

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