Something struck me the other day.  Luckily, not a bus.  No, it was a thought.  Bus-sized thought!  I was looking at Rob Neyer’s Twitter account, and he’s almost completely stopped talking about baseball and it’s all about politics.  It’s like he’s taken “stick to sports” as a directive of what not to do.  Occasionally, I’ll make a joke about Trump, but no more than I joke about being married to a Cougar, being a Jew who thinks he’s black, Mike Napoli’s mom’s breasts, hating C**nt Hurdle or an array of things.  Honestly, I miss baseball Rob Neyer.  His hot takes on politics are fine.  Personally, I agree with his politics, but at a certain point doesn’t he miss baseball?  He was the one person who I read religiously at ESPN.  Might be the last person I’ve ever read at ESPN.  The grand game misses you, buddy, come back from the MSM hot takes.  Any hoo!  Rudy’s title inspired me to talk on that topic, but Joe Ross.  He’s why we’re here.  Yesterday, he went 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 12 Ks.  Is it a Mirage or is the Circus, Circus back in town and he’s a Treasure Island of Wynn (I don’t know why I’m in Vegas now.)  His peripherals can go either way.  His 9.7 K/9, 1.7 BB/9 and 3.48 xFIP are gorge, but his velocity is way down.  Down to the point where his Hard Contact is up nearly 10% to just under 40%.  The absolute worst of the worst allow Hard Contact at that rate.  Yesterday was a great sign, and I’d hold or grab him, but I want to see another start before saying he’s back.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trea Turner – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 3 steals (19, 20, 21).  I just thought of something on Treat Urner.  What if he’s a June thru October hitter?  What if as good as he was doing in April and May, and it wasn’t bad, but what if as good as he was doing was nothing compared to how well he’s going to do June thru October?  Like Technotronic, I’m pumped up the jam to find out.

Manny Machado – MRI results came back negative on his wrist.  Consider him day-to-day, or Day II Day if an R&B singer is reading.

Michael Fulmer – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.40.  Did someone say three forties?  That’s Billy Dee Williams’ wet dream!  Pretty pathetic to get rocked by the Los Angeles Is 40 Minutes North Of Anaheim Angels.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Joseph Gordon Levitt prayed that his favorite team, the Angels, would do well so Mike Trout has been ghost-batting for all the players.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.375 in the last week with two homers.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but that’s more because of my lazy ass and Castellanos might be owned in too many leagues.  Never the hoo!  I’d own him.

JC Ramirez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  I’ve started Jesus Christopher Ramirez a few times, but always by request of the Stream-o-Nator.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .276.  Andrelton’s supposedly changed his launch angle.  I’m pretty sure they’re talking about him taking off in his UFO.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .165.  This feels like a philosophical fantasy baseball question:  if the Angels score double digit runs and none of the players matter for fantasy have they scored that many runs?  It’s like the sound of Jim Abbott clapping.

Juan Nicasio – C**nt Hurdle says Nicasio might be the closer instead of Watson and Rivero.  No going back now, Hurdle has broken the “Just Nicasio of a fire” glass.  You can’t unbreak that glass without getting blue paint all over your hands and having to explain to the firemen, “I couldn’t reach the Cocoa Puffs and knew you guys had a ladder.”  Been there, done that!

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.83.  Not even joking, I looked at the box score twice to make sure it was Gerrit Cole and not Gerritt Cole or Garrett Coal or Garet Kohl or Grrrrit Cole or any other iteration of his name because I just didn’t believe it.  He was hit by Tyler Moore, Dudley and Roger’s lovechild, and Derek Dietrich?  I have to think Cole’s injured or dealing with a mechanics thing.  There’s no way he’s this bad.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Well, Johnny Vander Meer’s family no longer needs to follow him around, but the Vander Meers still got to see a solid performance.  He’s obviously locked in and, in one deeper mixed league, I grabbed him.

Ben Lively – 7 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  I keep wanting to call him Blake Lively, and I know that’s wrong, but then I see how few Ks he gets and I feel like I’d prefer to be watching The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Francis Martes – Was called up by the Astros to work middle relief.  Francis had a 7.8 BB/9 in Triple-A.  More like St. Francis of Assy.

Dallas Keuchel – Hit the DL with a neck injury that was originally described as “an illness,” because, as I assume with most team announcements, they ask the least informed person.  “Keuchel is hitting the DL with an illness.”  “Aren’t you the janitor?”  “Sorry, I won’t be answering any questions at this time.”

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  With a game-winning homer in the 9th, Altuve came up big — oxymoron!

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.58, after losing a no-hitter in the 7th.  I feel a bit like McCullers is walking between the raindrops and those raindrops are coming from a giant hurricane named, “Disabled List,” but even when it looks like McCullers is going to get wet, he schooches inside a raindrop and rides it like a bubble in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and, yes, this is one sentence, but McCullers just makes me so happy.

Salvador Perez – Out with a sprained thumb.  Day to day for baseball, out indefinitely for thumb wrestling.

Kelvin Herrera – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.55.  I was pleasantly surprised to see Joakim Soria available in all of my leagues.  I mean, the Royals haven’t outright said Herrera is the dog food that you accidentally eat and think it’s pâté, but he is dog food that you accidentally eat, right?  Does anyone own Herrera and not have a perma-wince?

Matt Andriese – Will return from the DL on Saturday.  Yay, my favorite streamer is returning.  I look forward to streaming him to great success, or streaming him to not-such-great-success in one start and never streaming him again, until I’ve mentally blocked or forgotten that one bad stream.  I’ve actually just described 96% of all pitchers.

Derek Norris – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .200.  In one league — it’s deep, but it’s still a league — I owned Norris for the last two months.  Just put him in there and ignored the position.  You know what’s coming.  Invariably, it always happens.  I just dropped him yesterday.  Now’s the point where I laugh into the fetal position.

Kevin Kiermaier – Hurt himself sliding into first base, and was seen on crutches after the game.  Too bad no one’s ever said don’t slide into 1st base.  I’m pretty sure an 8-year-old could tell you two things:  1.  Don’t save used gum in your pocket.  2. Don’t slide into first.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-1 with his 8th homer, because: short schedule day.  If Kiermaier is out for a while, Rasmus might get an increase in playing time.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now.

Peter Bourjos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (3), hitting .217.  His last name from French roughly translates to “Bore the crap out of youse.”

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .330 and his 2nd homer in three games.  Damn, they’re gonna stop calling him Mini Miggy, and start calling Miguel Cabrera — Caddie Avisail.  The Mini there is the car, right?  Am I messing that up?  You’re looking at me like I’m not wearing pants.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .206.  This was his 5th homer in the last ten games.  Frazier’s so hot and in the zone Al Gore’s got a slideshow of him labeled global warming.

David Price – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.29.  How’s that working out, that whole “my pitching is going to come together once I get Price back?”  I couldn’t have been more vocal about telling people to avoid Price, and then to sell him right before he returned.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers.  Well, la di da!  I’m totally provoking him to be good, aren’t I?  Damn, can I provoke other guys like this?  Hey, Odor, you stink!  Anything?  A heartbeat, dude?

Michael Pineda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Lots of questions about whether to start Pineda yesterday.  I get it, it was the Red Sox, and Pineda was coming off a poor start, but ya gotta start your guys.  Pineda’s one of your guys.  A guy like, say, Jeremy Hellickson, he’s not one of your guys.  You especially don’t bench your guys at home.

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Damn, this guy is yawnstipating.  As someone who owns both Cueto and Samardzija, let me just say, Samardzija is so much more exciting to own.  Sure, sometimes that excitement is like bungee jumping from a perch that reads, “9 out of 10 times this bungee is not going to snap.”

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 15th and 16th steals, hitting .298.  Okay, picture The Convent, then picture Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant then–actually, don’t picture that.  Abel Ferrara, you sick bastard!

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA up to 3.12  Maybe the San Fran area should just steer clear from any guy whose last name starts with M and rhymes with Hanson.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Fun fact!  Joe Panik’s family name was originally Panik! with an exclamation, but they dropped it at Ellis Island to assimilate.

Eric Thames – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  Suspiciously, before this game, his urine tasted like lemon-lime Gatorade.

Eric Sogard – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .414, as he hit leadoff.  Laura Holt of Razzball and Remington Steele fame, just gave you her Eric Sogard fantasy.  There, she said, “I’m cheating…on…someone…bought him….for the potential fantasy….”  Whoa!  I either poorly pulled quotes or she’s trying to tell us something.

Patrick Corbin – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.38.  I refused to stream Corbin (like someone was twisting my arm), and he was going against the Padres, so that should explain everything you need to know.

Chris Iannetta – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .239 as he hit out of the two-hole.  I legit think he hit 2nd because the Diamondbacks were playing the Padres and the DBacks wanted to see how awful a lineup they could run out there and still win.  Turns out all they needed was Iannetta.

Daniel Descalso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .228.  Resist urge to point out Descalso is doing as well as Odor.  Resist, Grey, resist.  They will try to tear you down.  Resist.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  Someone should start a Formula One team with Pirela and Ezequiel Carrera.  Any hoo!  Pirela is a low upside, decent floor guy for NL-Only leagues if he sticks at leadoff.  Don’t ask about him in mixed leagues, for the love of Giancarlo, don’t ask about him in mixed leagues.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .216, and his 2nd homer in as many game.  Too bad Lenny Dykstra already took the perfect nickname for Carpenter.

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, ERA at 2.81.  He’s given up 12 runs in the last 18 2/3 IP.  Leake’s sprung a, uh, um, whizz?  The thesaurus failed me there, didn’t it?

Joey Votto – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .300.  Not to sound all Tim McCarver-ey, but Votto is such a professional hitter.  In the movie of his life, he should be played by Jean Reno and Jose Peraza is played by a 12-year-old Natalie Portman.  True story:  In my phone contacts, I have Cougs listed as Natalie Portman, so when my wife calls it says Natalie Portman is calling.  Is that weird?

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but, of course, he will otherwise I’ll get hate mail from Mark Whiten.  Ain’t got time for bird sex, and ain’t got time for hate mail from Mark Whiten.

Scott Feldman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Yes, I should’ve drafted Feldman over John Lackey.  *hols up boombox playing Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes, steps into bathtub*

Tyler Chatwood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Not in Coors, but it was Wrigley.  C’mon, Bud’s got that Black magic and you need some voodoo that he do.  When guys like Gerrit and Cueto and you name ’em are looking bad, I’m about to take the reins off all Rockies starters and stream them everywhere, home and away!  Stream-o-Nator is gonna be shook.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .277.  Pretty bleh year so far — LeMEHieu — but a guy hitting at the top of the Rockies’ lineup would really need to try to be unproductive.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  This is gonna be blasphemous to some, but is Lester that much better than the random Rockie starter?  I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but is it?

Kyle Hendricks – Hit the DL with hand tendinitis.  Well, the Cubs are not due to win it all again for another 107 years, so he has time to recoup.

Addison Russell – Being investigated for domestic abuse.  On a serious note, A) I’m glad baseball is cracking down on domestic abuse.  I thought Addison Russell was just a piece of shit for fantasy teams, but it goes way deeper.  B) There’s been something like five instances a year of domestic abuse, so how many freakin’ assholes were abusing their significant other before the last two-year crackdown?  Was this worst than 90’s steroids before they cracked down?  Jesus Christopher Ramirez, hit the ball with the bat!  The ball!  C) There’s no C.

  1. bear of the schwarb says:
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    hey

    speaking of joe ross should i be dropping hoskins or addison russel in my dynasty to grab him?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bear of the schwarb: Sounds shallow, could lose Hoskins, though Ralph might tell you otherwise

  2. apox says:
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    A Professional reference!

    “No women. No kids.”

    Love it.

  3. Tanuki says:
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    I’ve got great pitching and need a SS/speed. Cueto for Andrus too high a price?

  4. ziggaman730 says:
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    So i just traded Conforto aand Berrios for Trea Turner. 16 team keeper, did I win the trade???

    • ziggaman730 says:
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      @ziggaman730: I needed someone to replace Addison as I just dropped him lol

    • My Seven Rizzos says:
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      @ziggaman730: steep price IMO, but would depend on the rest of your team

        • My Seven Rizzos says:
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          @hal_incandenza: LOL i think you’re the only one who gets it! Cheers!

      • ziggaman730 says:
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        @Grey: thats who i got. trea turner for confroto n berrios.

  5. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    1. 14 teamer with QS drop faria for ross or hold in case he’s back. SON isn’t enamored with ross’s next 2 up.

    2. rivero or nicasio for saves only? had nicasio for a while in one spot.

    3. watson vs neshek (even though watson hasn’t been removed yet)

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up. Read it with joy!!

    a. Descalso’s nickname from high school.

    Disgusting Daniel Descalso

    b. The title of Descalso’s unauthorized autobiography.

    Discussing Disgusting Daniel Descalso

    c. Even Espinosa was hitting for LAA! He upped his BAA to 0.196!!!

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 9-11

    [Rambo gets out of the cave he was holed up in, very smartly jumps onto the tarp-covered roof of the last army truck in the convoy, jumps into the driver’s cabin who had just lit up a cigarette, and points a knife at his throat.]

    Rambo: ‘Drive! Don’t look at me, look at the road. That’s how accidents happen! – What’s your name?’

    Robert A. Cathcart: ‘- Cathcart, Robert A.’

    Rambo: ‘All right, what do you got in the back, Robert A.?’

    Robert A. Catchcart: ‘M60.’

    Rambo: ‘- OK, Robert A., get out of the truck.

    Robert A. Catchcart: ‘- I don’t got no beef with you!’

    Rambo: ‘Go home! Move, go home!’

    [Rambo pushes Robert A. out of the moving truck at a slow speed.]

    Officer in Sheriff’s office who took a whooping from Rambo: ‘Want to turn that up?’

    Officer on the radio: ‘What’s your story, Steamboat?’

    Anonymous tipster: ‘Looks like somebody pulled the plug too soon…That Rambo guy? He’s on the loose again!’

    Officer in Sheriff’s office who took a whooping from Rambo: ‘Shit! Hey Will, it’s Rambo! He’s still around!’

    [Rambo runs a chasing police car off the road with the army truck he took and blows that up in spectacular fashion and runs through a road block. Rambo then drives the truck to a nearby gas station and blows up the truck and the gas station. Go Rambo!]

    e. Have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. He’s so vile! B. Well, of course! C. My b D. Nice! E. You too!

  7. Scott says:
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    Ugh…[email protected] Hurdle…who is the the stash Rivero or Nicasio? I added rivero a week ago and thought rivero would have got first crack at the job. I don’t have room to stash both. The damn Pirates are so cheap. Hurdle also said Rivero is being considered for the closer role too.

    • Hugman says:
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      @Scott: The handy little update blurb on yahoo suggests they might be avoiding Rivero so as not to give him arbitration ammo in the form of saves.

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Hugman: Rivero just switched his representation to be a Scott Boras client, so this makes an incredible amount of sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hugman making sense!

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @Scott: If only someone would have called that Nicasio was in play for the closer role in yesterday’s comments!

      Again, I don’t know that this is a Hurdle only call. Hes a lousy manager, but I think the front office is driving this too. In real-life terms, Rivero as the dominant, Andrew Millerian role probably makes more baseball sense.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s the Hugman narrative!

        • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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          @Grey: But will he testify under oath in front of Trey Gowdy and the Select Committee on Set-Up men??? Who really did leave Tony Watson out there on the mound to let the Pirates wins die? The world wants to know.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hahaha

            • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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              @Grey: Can we call the Pirates bullpen/closer issue Bucghazi? or Bullpenghazhi, perhaps?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  8. Points League says:
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    My staff is Berrios, Roark, Pineda, darvish, jimmy Nelson, nova, and Robbie ray.

    Wood and matz on the dl but coming back real soon. Who should I drop to activate these two? Obviously dropping someone for wood. Not so sure about matz though

    • Gomes says:
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      @Points League: My 2 cents (the actual value of my advice): I’d drop Nova due to the lack of K’s and mediocre recent results

    • ClemsonCrushers says:
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      @Points League: my two cents, Matz will be on the DL again by August and you will regret dropping anyone of those guys for him.

      • Points League says:
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        @Grey: another quick one. You like mazara better than wil Myers? I could probably trade Myers and Nelson for mazara which would free a spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t

          • Points League says:
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            @Grey: ok thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  9. Great Bambino says:
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    For ROS, please rank: Odubel Herrera, Kiermaer, Pillar

    ROS: Scooter Gennett, Cesar Hernandez, Jed Lowrie, Whitt Merrifield

    Thanks!

  10. Bastian says:
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    With Justin Turner and Marwin Gonzalez supposedly returning to action over then weekend I have to drop two of the following: Carlos Santana, Hosmer, Rendon, Piscotty, Healy, Turner, or Gonzalez. 12-team mixed keeper. Who should I drop?

  11. Gomes says:
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    Basically using four spots to speculate on saves right now, with Chapman down and Giles looking iffy. Need another starter/stream spot. Who is the first to go?

    Neris
    Neshek
    Nicascio
    Bedrosian

    Arigatou!

    • knucks says:
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      @Gomes: It’d be Bedrosian for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gomes: Agree with knucks

      • Gomes says:
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        @Grey:Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. Paul says:
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    Hey Odor you stink!

    Anything?

    me too feel the same way

    Hope he bounces back second half

    • Earl Deep Jr says:
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      @Paul: He’s terribbleeee

  13. trick dad says:
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    Just in – Donald Trump tweets he fully supports Todd Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trick dad: I don’t know, not sure he likes Chicago

  14. killerB says:
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    Grey ma man, think I can cut Bregman for Castellanos? He’s been my util/bn hitter since draft day as I was high on him and all he did was kill my ratios with 0 countin stats. Since my league’s redraft I’m feelin that it’s the right swap. Good move? 12team H2H 6×6 with OBP

    • @killerB: I thinking of doing the same cut Franco last week we have two at each position Just painful.

      • Mr. Crab says:
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        Hey Grey !

        Would you also drop him on a keeper’s league for Castellanos or Healy?

        Many thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s him?

          • Mr. Crab says:
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            @Grey: Apologies … I was referring to Bregman !

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    Well this makes the third time I’ve picked up Joe Ross this season, is the third time a charm? I haven’t had the chance to watch any of his starts yet this year, for anyone that has what has been his issues in the starts that he’s gotten roughed up so bad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMITTY: As mentioned in the post, he’s getting hit hard

  16. cubjet says:
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    Edwin Encarnacion was just dropped. I have the #1 waiver spot. What are your thoughts on him ROS? Is he worth using my #1 waiver on?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Cram It says:
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      @cubjet: Do it.

  17. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Great stuff as usual. Love the idea of having another name show up when the wife calls. Would my workmates really believe I know Kate Beckinsale? Absolutely!

    Anyway, is J Ross an add over Maeda in a 10 Team H2H Points League? I know you’re going to say Maeda shouldn’t be there anyway, and I agree, but he is that guy that I just keep waiting on. Guess I probably answered that question, huh.

    And why people don’t start Michal P by this point no matter where he is is beyond me too.

    Thanks much Grey.

  18. FeverDog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    c-wieters
    1b-carlos santana
    2b-kinsler
    3b-seager
    ss-simmons
    of-trout, springer, desmond
    util-mazara, smoak

    Drop Russell for any of the following?

    Andrelton Simmons
    Hernan Perez
    Didi Gregorius
    Asdrubal

    • FeverDog says:
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      @FeverDog: Nick Ahmed is an option as well.

    • FeverDog says:
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      @FeverDog: I just realized I totally fucked that up. I currently have Addison Russel as my SS. Should I drop him and grab any of the following?

      12-team, h2h, 5×5

      Andrelton Simmons
      Hernan Perez
      Didi Gregorius
      Asdrubal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FeverDog: Perez or Didi, depending on needs

  19. Wil says:
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    Sanchez always watches his homers. Good thing price doesn’t give a shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Yeah, saw that last night

  20. johnnySquid says:
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    On a side note…well two side notes: 1st side note is how much Domestic Abuse happened in the 20th Century that we didn’t know about without social media?

    It’s like I ask people the question re infidelity the same way you can phrase Domestic Abuse “you know the difference between Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan right? Jordan never got caught”. Could say the same with SOOOOO many athletes and Domestic Abuse in the 20th Century.

    2nd Side Note: I’m 100% behind cracking down on Domestic Abuse, however it’s going a bit overboard when women are accusing men of it at every turn on Social Media (in swimsuits in a body of water). How many couples get in “fights” or “aurguments” these days where “abuse” (verbal or otherwise) happens. It’s a tad bit overblown at times. If a dude truly abuses is girl fine. Okay. I get it. But I feel “Domestic Abuse” is now an out for (some) women to use when they are pissed at their man for something that may not actually be….Abuse. Just food for thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnySquid: Well, I was falsely accused as I go over in my Who Is Grey Albright book, so w/ or without social media people will be accused without justification, but that’s why there’s courts and litigation…

  21. PB&J says:
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    My Miggy and Darvish for his Goldy? Happy Friday!

    • Cram It says:
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      @PB&J: Goldy is kinda the best fantasy hitter going, so him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Agree with Cram

  22. G says:
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    Hey Grey. I have Wade Davis, Giles, bush as closers. Is Bedrosian droppable right now with his setback and Soria, Volquez, Feldman available? I have one more pickup available for this week. Enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Yes, Soria

  23. Roger Anderson says:
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    PIT had it so bad they used an RP named Neverauskas – isn’t that pronounced “never ask us?” So, why did [email protected]#nt ask him?

  24. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    It’s only weird if you’re envisioning a 12-year old Natalie Portman calling you…instead of the adult version.

  25. Luvdarooks says:
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    Pirela or Rayburn or Goodwin for bour while he is out. OBP 5×5
    Don’t need HR but RBI do need

  26. Cram It says:
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    I was thinking the same thing when I saw B. Lively on waivers.

    Ross’ fastball sat at 91 the whole game. 91! He was killing them with the slider which didn’t even look that great but those O’s love chasing stuff a foot off the plate. Then a 91er would come right in the wheelhouse and I’d be like goddammit Mancini why didn’t you crush that mess?! Alas, Mancini did not homer, so he’ll have to wait until next week’s Buy.

    I almost picked up Soria before games in RCL for a vulture save, but then I said, nah Herrera should still get the opportunity. He got it alright…right in the kiester.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Thanks for the info on Ross, box score could be deceiving from last night…. Ha, was surprised Soria was there for me b/c I was flying without wifi for a while

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: You were right about the velo drop. I don’t know if it was just this game or what.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that I got from FG, his velocity is way off to the point where it’s concerning

  27. Billybob says:
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    Russell hasn’t actually been convicted of anything, just accused. I know the left hates our country, but here it’s innocent until proven guilty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billybob: True, and he says he didn’t do anything, so hopefully… It is kinda crazy that all of sudden it feels like there’s a domestic abuse situation every couple of weeks

      • Chucky says:
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        Called a big payday. Americana 2017

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Billybob: Make Comments Great Again

  28. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    If you would be so kind, can you please pick 3 OF to start tonight?

    Broxton @ Ari (Delgado)
    Dickerson vs. Oak (Triggs)
    Piscotty vs. Phi (Hellickson)
    Ozuna @ Pitt (Glasnow)
    Benintendi vs. Det. (Zimmermann)

    Thank you very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Piscotty, Ozuna, Benintendi

  29. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.’ A club started by Dan Pants? Asking for a friend.

  30. Earl says:
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    IS there hope for Gerrit Cole to turn it around? I am debating to dump or trade him. He is making my earlier trade to get him look bad now.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Earl: Sure trade him. Selling low works sometimes.

    • Chester says:
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      @Earl: I dropped him; sayonara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: I’d see what I could get in a trade, but I wouldn’t drop him

  31. mcmi11ions says:
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    I thought there was a Mets training staff joke following the first sentance of the Keuchal blurb.

    I grabbed Blake Snell a couple days ago cause SON showed he was starting in place of Andriese. Of course Andriese is actually owned by someone in my league. Steaming is getting significantly harder as the season goes on, as I’m seeing more and more guys I was steaming at will are just owned and being held now. Speaking of holding guys that I would stream. Alex Meyer has a two start week and is a recommended stream for both games… of course I dropped him after his last start for Ian Kennedy this weekend. Fingers crossed he’s still there when he’s off waivers…

    Hate list
    Catfish
    Getting the chlorine level right in my pool at the start of the season
    The guy in my league that rejected my Sal Perez for his Trevor Bauer last week and countered with my Sal Perez and 15th round pick for his Julio Teheran…REALLY?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: When in doubt, blame the Mets! Catfish!

  32. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    1st base help? Josh Bell- Carlos Santana- or Danny Valencia??

  33. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Hendricks hit the DL and need a replacement. CHoices are:

    Clayton Richards
    Jhoulys Chacin
    Mike Fiers
    Tim Adleman
    Randall Delgado
    Eddie Butler
    Jeff Locke
    Sam Gaviglio

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i so hating streaming cram

        • ClemsonCrushers says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: streamonator loves Chacin tonight. But Cram is right, you need to stream.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel:Then you won’t survive out there, Esskay.

          • knucks says:
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            @Cram It: Scotty doesn’t Stream! Scotty doesn’t Stream!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  34. Sea Hags says:
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    Have Andriese coming off the DL. Who you dropping to make room?

    Justin Verlander
    John Lackey
    Matt Andriese

    There’s not much streaming in this league. The top 70 or so pitchers are always owned.

  35. Steve D. says:
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    Token catcher question:

    Murphy or Ramos worth an add in 12 team, 5×5, redrafts? I have Willson Contreras in one and Realmuto in the other.

  36. Wise commentary, Grey. But what if you didn’t like Neyer’s politics? Your opinion of his opining probably wouldn’t be as carefree. That’s my problem with pushing politics into non-political zones–it’s a divider. Baseball, meanwhile, has the power to close gaps. Jackie Robinson, who was way ahead of the politics of his time, is one example of that. Also, I like baseball because it gets me away from political blather. There’s enough of it everywhere else.

    • Cram It says:
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      @FANTHEAD: I wouldn’t call this ‘pushing politics’. I’d argue that you’re incorporating it more in your comment than Grey did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FANTHEAD: I can see how it divides, like I said I agree with Neyer, and even I’m like, “Ugh, enough already and talk about some baseball…” He’s gone like 99.9% politics talk and it’s a bore (for me)

      • hondo says:
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        @hondo: I did enough googling the other day to make a response to the Baltimore comment,but realized I was wasting baseball time at my favorite baseball site.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  37. Richard D says:
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    in Deep NL only league would you rather have Pirela or R Ruiz

    D Dietrich or Riddle or Ozuna

    The injuries are killing me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Richard D: Pirela….Do you mean Osuna? Him

      • Richard D says:
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        Yes sorry;
        J Osuna ( over the Miami Twice). Correct and thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey, TGIF!!

    If you needed to free up a roster spot to activate Yoenis off DL next week, would you do this trade:

    Trade away Contreras & C Davis to get Posey??

  39. This has gotta be the only fantasy baseball blog with a holy fool reference.

  40. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, 1st base ROS….EE, Hanley or Desmond? Thx!

  41. Mr. Glass says:
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    What’s your take on Kluber the rest of the way, I was thinking or either trying to pry him for Adam Jones or Odor would either of them be enough. I have Benny Baseball, Stanton, Judge, and Kris Davis as my other OFs. At second I have Jose Ramirez and Segura when he’s back since I got story in a trade to put at SS.
    If their not enough what would in your opinion be a fair comp for either of them cause I need pitching it’s a yahoo points league.
    If this makes no sense I’m working on like 3 hours of sleep since Tuesday lol

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mr. Glass: Probably not enough, but try it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Glass: I like Kluber, but agree w/ Cram, likely not enough, but can try it

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Grey: yeah I had a feeling I should add to it I do have chase anderson or jimmy Nelson I could maybe add.

        But what pitchers should I be aiming for if I’m looking to move Adam jones or Odor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Keuchel after DL stint news?

  42. La Potencia says:
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    Which side you like better?

    Kemp / Domingo Santana / McCullers / Tommy Joseph

    Or

    Miggy / Khris Davis / Villar

  43. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    So, I traded Nola for Iglesias… stop judging me.

    Would you start Hoffman against the Cubs tomorrow, or would that be off, man?

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Time to move on from JC Ramirez in 12 teamers?

    Looking at Delgado (rotation spot!), Faria, and J Ross.

  45. dude of life says:
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    Would you drop Addison Russell in a 20 team H2H 6×6, redraft?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dude of life: I dropped him in a 12-teamer.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @dude of life: it’s probably getting close. he’s been dropped in most 12’s of mine for over a month, starting in 16’s right around lately.

  46. Hawk says:
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    Hey guys,

    Standard 5×5 roto. Next week do you prefer:
    Drew Pomeranz @Houston or
    Buck Farmer home vs. Arizona, home vs. TB

  47. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H 6×6 (OPS+HLD) Keeper League (Keep 9 + 2 Rookies):

    1B – Bellinger, Holliday
    2B – Castro, Schoop
    SS – Story, Cozart
    3B – Bregman, Franco
    OF – Blackmon, Hamilton, McCutchen, Zimmer
    DL – Bird
    NA – Acuna, Kyle Tucker, Senzel

    SP – Carrasco, McCullers, Manaea, Nova, Gausman, Lively, Miranda
    RP – Jansen, Harris, Vizcaino, Kela
    DL – Morton, Cahill
    NA – Urias

    I took this team over from another manager this year and looking to rebuild long term and improve my keepers (keep forever league):

    1) Shop Blackmon now at peak value? Maybe Blackmon + Bregman/Franco for Bryant?
    2) Shop Jansen and punt saves? Not a fan of keeping RPs
    3) Odor worth a buy low? Offer Hamilton for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: 1. Try it, I’d take Bryant 2. Hold 3. Yes, I’d take Odor

  48. Raider says:
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    10 team fairly shallow h2h cats
    what is a pitcher worth selling for the convent? Verlander? at this point he is decent k’s and name reputation only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raider: Try it with Verlander, he looks off

  49. La Potencia says:
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    Which side you like better?

    Freeman / Nola

    or

    Alonso / Haniger?

  50. peacecoast says:
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    Morning Grey.

    Which two to drop? Salazar, Tyler Anderson, T Ross?

    Paulino gets another start versus LAA on 6/11. Stream?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: thanks! what if tyson is lights today in rehab start? AHH the decisions!!!!

        also the obligatory hold Russell question? tim anderson on the wire. I could maybe see a way to just bench Russell. or should i cut him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d switch to Anderson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Youppi!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: you ever tried authentic quebcois poutine? thoughts?

            as a kid I went to lots of expos games, it was a big stadium way outside of downtown, retarded really.
            the games looked like rays games, was sad. I think 12-15k attendance. no wonder we lost the team. But we all blame the location. and the fact that the year the ‘Spos were gonna win the pennant the strike ended the year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m sure I have, but it’s been at least 20 years… My family would go up to Quebec twice a year when I was a kid… And we’d go to Montreal on occasion too… 94 was a crushing year for the Expos, and Loria sucks

  51. Mvplatter says:
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    Just got offered his Rendon for my C Mart, which side do you like?

  52. Jon says:
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    10 team Roto keeper

    My Cole and Salazar for Paxton

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Jon: lol pretty one sided trade

  53. Nature Boy says:
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    Drop Tanaka for any of these: Godley, J Ross, J Guerra, Pom? How would you rank ROS?

  54. What's a Drexl? says:
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    does this look about right (saves only)
    1. soria/nicasio/rivero/feliz

    2. neshek/soria/nicasio/rivero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Yes

  55. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Grabbed Volquez yesterday for my rotating streaming slot (4 adds a week, h2h, 10 team). Drop any of these dudes instead? Shoemaker, Salazar, Hill, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  56. We're Out Of Room? says:
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    What going on Grey, fellow razzballers? Couple of questions for ya: I own Russell and Contreras, I lack speed, and Im not getting a lot from either, even if Russell is cleared. Not much of anything on the wire SS related so Ive been hesitant to drop Russell. I also Have Sanchez, so Contreras was more for Sanchez’s off days and his OF positional flexibility. My question is with Maybin returning today(Trout is on my DL) should I drop Russell? i own Xander and have Peraza that can back up 2nd and SS a well as ha OF eligibility. And would you hold Contreras or drop him for say Haniger, who should return next week? Roster info is below:

    10 Team ESPN HTH 5×5 OBP and QS daily moves
    C Sanchez
    1B Rizzo
    2B D. Murphy
    3B K.Seager
    SS Bogarts
    OF Polanco
    OF Springer
    OF JD Martinez
    UTL 3B/OF Sano
    UTL SS Russell
    UTL 2B/SS/OF Peraza
    BN C/OF Contreras
    DL OF Trout

    P Manaea
    P T.Walker (DL)
    P Carrasco
    P Duffy
    SP Bundy
    SP Quintana
    RP Giles
    RP Kimbrel
    BN RP Holland
    BN RP Knebel
    BN SP Nola
    BN RP Diaz
    DL Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Russell and Contreras

      • We're Out Of Room? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, are you in agreeance with Maybin(for my lack ofspeed) and Haniger as adds? Best of the rest are Schebler, Cain, or stashes like Rosario and Marte.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schebler is available? Isn’t he close to the lead in HRs in the majors? I’d want Haniger and Schebler

          • We're Out Of Room? says:
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            @Grey: Ok thanks, Im 1st or 2nd in most categories but last in SB’s so thats why I was curious, not that I think Maybin is a stud by any means lol. But yes Schebler is unowned, missed out on Smoak and Domingo unfortunately.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah Schebler should be owned

  57. Not your average Joe says:
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    In a 5×5 redraft, how would you rank C.Santana, Polanco, Piscotty, and Hanniger? Also, at what point do Santana or Polanco become guys you’d drop for a hot schmotato or upside call-up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty and Haniger have done tat much? I’d go Santana, Polanco

  58. Michael Brown says:
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    Hey Gray, any reason I should hang on to Teheran? My pitching is good and he will be riding my bench. Do you like Joe Ross, Biagini, Tyson Ross or Rodon or should I hold on Teheran? 12 team h2h 5×5 keep 6 forever. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Biagni, Rodon over Teheran

  59. Scott Levine says:
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    Pick two of the three to hold for saves:

    Will Harris, Brad Hand, Joakim Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hand

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: This was going to get really confusing if his next question was who to save for holds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She is smoking

    • thatguy says:
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      @Shawn Of the Livid: Yeah just say that, you’ll get off jury duty for sure.

  60. Piss in a Gatorade Bottle says:
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    Rich Hill is somehow a FA. Would you stream him tonight vs CIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  61. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    What do Kurt Suzuki, Adam Frazier, Jose Iglesias, Hyun Soo Kim, Kike Hernandez, Darwin Barney, and Taylor Motter all have in common?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All beat off their salamis?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Sure, they can be included in the group called “Every Man with a Pulse”. They are also all starting for my nfbc team this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think they prefer the group I put them in…my team is in free fall

  62. She has Brad Hands says:
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    1)Thames or Duvall?

    2)rank neshek, Soria, nicasio, will Harris

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames… Neshek, Nicasio

  63. Michael Villani says:
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    I drafted Cole/Tallion and Glasnow thinking Ray Searage was the second coming of Dave Duncan. At least Tallions looking good in rehab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, good in rehab where Searage isn’t around

  64. Brad says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have a deal on the table, which is as follows:

    I’d be getting Gary Sanchez, Bryant and Rendon and would be giving up Trout and Polanco.

    It’s a H2H keeper pool (8 keepers). Offensive cats are: runs, hits, RBI’s, K’s, TB’s, SB’s, BA and OPS.

    What side do you like better?

    Thanks a lot.

    Brad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side

  65. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Friday morning, Grey and Co.

    Godley or Blach worth owning in a 12 tm h2h?

    Looking forward to your Buy column!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream em

  66. mernest says:
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    I’ve got Duffy, A. Sanchez, Berrios, T. Walker, Peacock as candidates to drop for Tanaka…

    any of them worth dropping for him, or are his recent trends gonna continue.

    Mixed 12 team league with QS, WHIP, ERA, Ks- thanks, as always!!

    • mernest says:
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      @mernest: Joe Ross also available for pickup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  67. Jake says:
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    Ummmm…someone in my league just dropped Miggie. Would this be the time to eject Odor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop JBJ for any of these in 12 team Roto:

    Avisail
    Bruce
    Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  69. Nightmare! says:
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    Good morning lord of the grey! Write up had me rolling today.

    Domingo Santana or Ian Desmond ROS?
    2 start wade Miley (@white sox, vsSTL) or 1 start Feldman from across the hall @SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Desmond… Feldman

  70. knighttown says:
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    Sooo confused on closers.

    I’m holding Rivera and Neris and just dropped Neshek but it sounds like I got this all wrong. Nicasio and Soria on waivers.

    For saves ROS who rank:

    Neshek, Soria, Nicasio, Neris and Rivera please.

    Are Nola and Brandon MacCarthy guys to keep rostered in a 12 teamer? Highest ranked (non-hurt) SP’s on waivers are Volquez, Delgado, Chatwood etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neshek, Nicasio… I’d hold Nola, stream McCarthy

  71. Earl says:
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    Thanks for all your advice thus far. It helps me makes sense of things.

    I find my self needing some speed, average and runs. I thought of targetting Eduardo Nunez from Giants.

    1) what kind of value would you put on Nunez as to what it should take to get him?
    2) which side of giving Kepler for Nunez would you be on?
    3) would giving up Severino for Nunez be too much as I am pretty good with pitching (have Darvish, Paxton, Ray, Peacock and some decent relievers (Ozuna, Jansen and Knebel). Also have Cole but did not want to admit it; ha ha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Nunez over Kepler… severino is a bit much…

  72. Five-On-One says:
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    Regarding Neyer, do you think the sabermetric world just passed him by? He used to be one of the few guys who would use advanced metrics and cite WAR. Now these articles are mainstream and perhaps Neyer no longer has any quasi original baseball-related thoughts to share with his readers. So he does the politics thing, and lord knows, whichever side of the aisle you are on, there are plenty of non-original blowhards writing and speaking about politics.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, I thought what *used* to make him good was his accessibility with advanced stats and also I liked his link roundup of things around the internet for baseball

  73. Scott says:
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    NL only OBP league,
    Should I keep Sogard or JBaez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  74. mjcauda says:
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    12-team, 5X5 w/OBP

    Start 1-catcher

    Drop a disappointing Willson Contreras for Flowers, Iannetta or Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  75. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you start Andriese at the Trop or Wacha today against Phillies in St. Loius if you were forced at gunpoint in a dark alley to do one or the other?

    In this case the gun is my league and the dark alley is the woeful torment that is my pitching.

    Thanks!

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Andriese tarting against?

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Oh, sorry! The Athletics.

  76. Scandalous Bob says:
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    My DL slots are full. Any reason to hang on to D. Salazar at this point or would you drop him? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  77. Scott says:
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    Ugh, Soria any better than Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe if he gets the job

  78. Scott says:
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    I can’t reach the Froot Loops. Can you call the FD for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  79. Jon says:
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    10 team Roto league keep 20

    I am in 2nd, what would YOU do with this team to put it over the top.

    C: Wieters (Tom Murphy DL)
    1B: Votto
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Seager
    SS: Seager
    OF: Betts, Springer, Benintendi,
    UTIL: Abreu, Peraza
    Bench: Peraza, Moiiiistakas, Polanco, Piscotty, Russell

    SP: Carrasco, Stroman, Cole, Peacock, Ray, Maeda, Salazar (Madbum DL)
    RP: Jansen, Allen, Diaz, Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Springer and boost your SPs

  80. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    when andriese comes back drop which of him/edinson/hahn in QS/K per 9 20 team h2h dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  81. Great Bambino says:
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    Domingo Santana or Odubel Herrera ROS?

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Great Bambino: ODB.

      Like Domingo in the short term, but once Braun is back, there may be playing time restrictions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

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

    Someone dropped A. Garcia..

    Drop any of: Polanco, Herrera, Gallo/Longoria?
    Already have 2 bench bats.

    Drop Watson for Nicosia/Rivero or Nola? Already have 4 closers including Watson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on the bench bats… hold Watson for now

  83. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    ROS think soria or feliz gets more saves. i also have norris/nicasio/osuna/bedrosian (DL slot) and have one move left on week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  84. birrrdy! says:
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    Wow, a Jim Abbott disability joke, followed by a folksy reference to Charles Manson. Only at Razzball! ;)

    • Fogimon says:
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      @birrrdy!: At least it wasn’t a Dave Dravecky joke. On;y 1 ball cancers are funny jokes amiright?

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Fogimon: Yeah, not even Taillon was safe from Grey the other day! Our league found it funny though because one of our team owners had a similar procedure. He jokingly named his team “One Nut Wonder”. When he picked up a co-owner, they switched it to “Three Nut Wonder”.

        I had to google Dravecky. Holy crap!

        • Fogimon says:
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          @birrrdy!: I’ll never forget watching him pitch in Montreal, and his arm basically flew off. Will Clark has never run faster, must have known it was bad.
          Give him credit though, the guy battled his way back and pitched until his arm fell off. Freakin literally!!

          He probably deserves a glossary reference. When a pitcher throws too many innings his arm may fall off = a Dravecky Grey?

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Fogimon: that should have read = a Dravecky, Grey?

  85. Fogimon says:
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    Pick 2;

    Kendrys, ToJo, Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not ToJo

  86. SHAun T says:
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    Souza or Domingo Santana for my last OF spot ROS?

    H2H weekly points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  87. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in a 12 team league I have really good batting and pitching that’s imploding. The trade market has flipped though, and to get an arm I’d have to greatly overpay. I’m in second place but up against a good balanced team. Normally I’d feel confident in rebuilding pitching mid-year, but this year has been crazy. Given the depth of a 12 team league and the current state of pitching is it too early to panic and overpay for an arm?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t overpay for an arm

  88. peacecoast says:
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    kiermaier fractured hip, out two months. sigh. our league went from 2 to 4 DL slots this year. And it’s still not enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn that sucks

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: mallex smith any good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For SBs if he were playing

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: he getting the call up to replace kier

  89. Tank1 says:
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    Keeper league – deal Betts, LIndor, Odor and Abreu for Goldy and Bogaerts? Should I ask for an additional player like Mazara or Brantley? He also has Cespedes on the Dl. I would replace Odor with Villar (or could pick up Schoop off waivers) and Betts with Inciarte/Haniger. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. vee says:
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    Yo Grey, great stuff as usual

    Treat Urner is finally paying dividends as my 2nd overall pick… i had Miggy at 1st… early season has been rough for me.

    are both good options to stream tmw?
    Fiers at home vs LAA
    Godley at home vs MIL

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Godley bit risky tho

  91. Good Wood says:
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    Please pick a side:

    Machado & Quintana or Correa & Lackey

    Thanks and have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, you too

  92. Not your average Joe says:
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    How do you rank Renfroe, Piscotty, and Haniger ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Haniger

  93. Fogimon says:
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    Now have 9 players on the DL with 4 DL spots. The 10 day is the worst thing to happen to fantasy baseball since Coors Field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  94. Bad Ash says:
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    Every time I see Machado, I think of Grey sitting behind 3B taunting him. Just gold. Can you post that ish again? Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’ll have to search for it, you too!

  95. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. if you had to bet on one of j ross or volquez to be more than streamer worthy, where would you put your money?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  96. Lee says:
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    Better hold? Senzatela or Peacock? H2H 5 x 5 10 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  97. herschel says:
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    @Grey: are you still on Fargo or did you bail? Feel like this weeks episode was finally something satisfying….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t watched it yet, won’t until next week when back in LA

  98. tank1 says:
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    Thanks for previous advice – what about Betts, Lindor, Odor and Reynolds for Goldy, Bogaerts, Cespedes and Rendon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  99. Great Bambino says:
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    Choose 2 ROS: Hunter Renfroe, Aaron Hicks, or Odubel Herrera?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hicks

  100. Great Bambino says:
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    redraft league: drop Rivero or Volquez ROS? is Volquez ownable rather than a stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson

  101. bob loblaw says:
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    1b Votto
    2b Carpenter
    3b K.Seager
    ss Bogaerts
    CI Lamb
    MI Castro
    OF3/OF4/U Gardner/Pillar/Altherr

    BN: Franco (3B); Bregman (3B/MI); Gyorko (1B/2B/3B/SS)

    I’m probably going to need to stream soon and I’m not sure who my first drop is to do this or pick up some schmotato. I’m already pretty bare bones on the pitching side. Leaning towards Franco for the combo of sucking and being positionally blocked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Franco

  102. Jason Murray says:
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    4th starter this weekend…Ryu vs. CIN or Straily @ PIT? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  103. StephM says:
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    @Grey, you are a god among fake baseball teams managers. Please offer your wisdom.

    Am I crazy nuts for this trade, or am I crazy like a fox to accept it? 14 team roto: R, HR, RBI, BB K, AVG, SLG/W, SV, HR, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS

    I give:
    Trevor Story (likes to wear the golden sombrero)
    Yonder Alonso (blocked at 1B & Util by Zimmerman & Goldy)

    I get:

    Dee Gordon (upgrade from current 2B Kinsler & NSB)
    Aledmys Diaz (I have Crawford as starting SS)
    Jimmy Nelson (I need SP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds decent if you need SBs

      • StephM says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, sir! I’ll pull the trigger.

  104. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*****

  105. Doc says:
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    Keeper league, debating on dropping Russell for Gleyber…what say you? I already have C Seager, just thinking Torres better long term option.

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