Does this happen to people?  You’re working on something, and listening to certain tunes and that informs the way you go about your work.  I’ve never had a real job in my life, so I don’t know how this works for those.  Does a toll collecting juggalo listen to Insane Clown Posse while working and violently throw change back at drivers?  Is this why a building’s roof caves in because the construction crew was listening to Because I Got High by Afroman?  Or if you were to suddenly change a hitter’s walk-up music from say Next Episode by Dr. Dre (which seems to be at least one hitter’s song on every team) to The Pina Colada Song would that change everything?  I don’t know, but I’m a deep thinker, and I saw Johnny Cueto‘s start yesterday and thought he had to be listening to the Silver Jews, specifically this one section, because that gets me so jacked I could jackhammer a driveway with my foot.   I took a hammer to it all!  *banging foot on cement*  Right?!  Okay, maybe it’s me.  That’s why we’re having this one-sided conversation, to better understand each other.  Yesterday, Cueto threw a farkin sparkler — a farkler, if you will — 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 2.61.  Cueto’s the bomb dot gov.  He’s almost exactly in line with what he was doing last year when he had a 2.25 ERA in 243 2/3 IP.  And, if anything, he’s actually pitching better this year, lowering his walk rate from 2.4 to 1.7.  For whatever reason, he seems to stay out of the conversation for the best pitchers in the major leagues, but yesterday he took on Max Scherzer (4 2/3 IP, 5 ER) and took a hammer to it all.  A hammer to it all!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Votto – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .281.  Him or Jose Abreu?  Okay, is it close?  I have Abreu and I’d go with the Red, and I don’t mean the Communist.

Jayson Werth – Hopeful to start rehab after the All-Star break.  He has been swinging a fungo bat.  Fun fact!  In France, it’s spelled fungot.

Denard Span – Going to see a specialist for his back spasms.  I believe they’re called chiropractors and Jon Cryer is one.

Andrew Miller – Ready to return to the closer role.  Bye bye, Betances!  Seriously, Miller will be the closer again.  Plus, Betances has been inconsistent of late.  By the by, Miller just finished a rehab assignment in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Going from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to the Bronx is like training our soldiers by sending them to the Middle Eastern restaurant in Epcot.

Billy Butler – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Total rage homer.  After Nathan Eovaldi was done (5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.45), Butler homered off Shreve because Butler was pissed Eovaldi left before he could dip focaccia into him.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I actually own this schmohawk on one team and the nicest thing I can say about him is I don’t think about dropping him.  The less nice thing is I forget he’s on the team until he actually does something and waivers has no options.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  This was his first start since his bout with salmonella.  On a related note, Cougs bought me an Izod that is salmon-colored and I was like, “Hella no.”

Khris Davis – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL and shoved Parra to the bench.  On the fo’reallies, Segura leading off and Davis in the middle of the order makes more sense for the Brewers lineup.  Parra, Gomez or someone will be traded from their team soon to make room, so don’t fret, you worrywart!

Adam Lind – 2-for-3 and his 15th homer.  Now has the same number of homers as Braun, three less RBIs and 25 points in average.  I’d say we have a competition again!

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Damn, Dee Gordon, you have some catching up to do!

A.J. Pierzynski – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Hot schmotato and guess where he goes this week to hit.

Manuel Banuelos – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 1 K.  More walks than Ks doesn’t walk the dog.  It doesn’t butter the biscuit.  It doesn’t tell your girlfriend that you were just texting a prostitute to see how she was doing.

Tyler Cravy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. a Freeman-less Braves team, so his line was really more like 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER.

Dan Haren – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.34 vs. Wade Miley 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  I might be remembering this wrong, but I feel like every start Haren makes leads to the boringest (totally a word!) pitcher’s duel ever.  Like every time.  He could be facing Doc Ellis on LSD and it would be boring.

Cole Gillespie – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’s moved into an everyday role with OZUNA picking daffodils in Triple-A.  Gillespie plays the sax, but he shouldn’t be playing on any of your fantasy teams.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the DL.  YTMBND!

Gregor Blanco – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .314.  Mmm, pie.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  That’s nice, I’d still treat him like a streamer, and use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Robbie Ray – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.34.  I’m glad I only own him in leagues so deep that I had to start him, because I was on the fence about it.  This brings up a good point.  People comment asking if they should start so-and-so, and it’s usually, “Yes, in some leagues.”  Starting a guy in NL-Only is a lot different than starting him in an 8-team league.  Specify, people.  Anyway, Rob Ray is otay.

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-5 and his 5th steal and, in this game, Jake Lamb went 3-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 3rd steal.  Diamondbacks have a nice little thing here.  Lamb runs and Tomas chases.

Corey Kluber – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.45.  Maybe since he didn’t strikeout two dozen hitters the lows won’t be as low next time out.  Moderation with the Crazy Hot Girls, please.

Bryan Shaw – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save because Cody Allen was unavailable due to a stiff back.  Tito Francona says Allen should be fine to pitch today, but I still grabbed Shaw where I could because I’m a save whore and it’s embarrassing.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Brantley’s illustrating why it’s hard to trust a 17-homer, 17-steal guy.  Just a little off the top and you have a 12-homer guy and you’re wondering why you didn’t just draft Lorenzo Cain.

Vincent Velasquez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  Was a tough matchup yesterday, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t usually love rookies, but likes Vincent vega much next time out.

Preston Tucker – 2-for-4.  I’m cyclops’ing him because the Astros seem to like him and keep putting him in the lineup in places to succeed.  On a side note, frequent commenter, Fred Garvin MP said, “Preston Tucker sounds like an offensive term for a transvestite.”

Brandon Beachy – Mattingly said Beachy is an option for Saturday.  When a reporter pressed him if Don meant he might go “to the beach” or if he meant he might “go with Brandon Beachy,” Mattingly stared into space for five minutes then burped.  Since Beachy has had more Tommy John surgeries in the last two years than starts, it would have to be at least an NL-Only league where I’d be looking at starting Beachy.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  A hot catcher that should be owned, that’s what he is.  See, OBPwulf is a whole lot easier to understand than Beowulf.  Actually, everything is.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4.  When asked if Utley was the club’s 2nd baseman, Phillies GM Ruin Tomorrow Jr. said, “Not for me he’s not.  Cesar Hernandez is our best second baseman.”  Okay, this is true, and I appreciate that for my fantasy team, and usually Kanye’s singing I’m Heartless, but really?  Just like that the Phils are done with Utley?  I mean, he wasn’t bad last year or the year before, and, brucely, he hasn’t been bad any season he’s healthy.  Also, he’s done a lot for the organization to be that boldfaced on (Yes, it’s a verb now).  I know, it likely sounds hypocritical since I make fun of GM and manager doublespeak on the daily, but if you’re them, you have to do that, don’t you?  I mean, imagine Cashman would’ve said that about Captain Jetes when Eduardo Nunez had a good 2011.  Hernandez has Maas appeal right now, but he’s really nothing special.  Damn, I’m so touchy-feely I should start doing pajammy jam parties with Caitlyn Jenner.  “I hate Lord Disick too!  Pass me a Snickers and let’s sob!”  Any the hoo!  For fantasy, this is obviously huge, grab Hernandez everywhere.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 20th steal.  I’m waiting to hear on the news that Revere stole 2nd and kept running until he was on the Blue Jays.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The Frenchy fly!

Kevin Gausman – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  *shakes head disappointingly like your mother when you dyed the dog blue*  Gausman, you’re too old for roofies.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I don’t know how to react.  Can we be excited about something on the Twins?  This feels weird.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3 and his 7th steal, which comes after two back-to-back games with homers.  I smell a hot schmotato cooking and it smells like tin foil!

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4, 3 runs.  He’s about as glamorous as your grandmother picking a wedgie, but he has been hot (hitting over .450 in the last week).

Felix Doubront – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Started for the Blue Jays because he wasn’t used in relief the last few days.  How’s that for a secure spot in the rotation?

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .300.  Feels like when he gets hot, Todd Frazier gets cold and vice versa.  Up goes Donaldson, down goes Frazier.

Jose Quintana – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.69.  Perennially underrated.  Speaking of which (terrible segue), Paul will be announcing later today which pick was the best for ADP over the last five years.  Someone did guess the right player.  They will be receiving a Razzball t-shirt to impress all of their friends*!  *Friends not included.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  In this game, Albert Pujols (1-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 26th homer, Matt Joyce (1-for-3) hit his 5th homer and Chris Iannetta (1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 4th.  One guess where they were playing.  The only way you shouldn’t guess it the first time is if you instead guess the moon.  It’s not only that Coors is insane, which it is, but you also get to face terrible pitching.

Andrew Heaney – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.77.  Sonavabench!  Damn impressive start in Coors, and I’ll take that sonavabench any time because the alternative is thinking you can start guys in Coors and then picking up your lower intestine at the dry cleaning.

Drew Stubbs – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Yup, he’s back.  And, yes, you should own him.  Immediately.  It’s Coors, doode!

Tyson Ross – 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 1 K.  Padres finally figured out how to manage him!  (It was rain, don’t Joe Panik.)

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Well, that was the cat’s me-ouch, but he’s stringed together a bunch of good starts and I’d try to hold onto him for another few.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  How many homers does he need to hit in the 2nd half to salvage this season?  15?  20?  Would you take 10?  Because ten seems doable and realistic.

Austin Jackson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and the grand slam, his 4th homer.  It’s time for some action, Jackson!

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 4th blown save.  Yeah, but have you seen his man muscles in the that Speedo?  Rawrdney!  Obviously, it’s not too early to pick up again Carson Smith.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I don’t think it will last, but it’s worth a flyer to see how far it goes.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer.  Man (or five girls), I’d love for Yoenis to get to 25 homers this year.  Are we in the realm here?  Are we?  Please.

Rafael Soriano – Tossed a scoreless inning in Double-A Tennessee.  He showed no sign of Arrested Development.

Jason Motte – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER and one save and two appearances, but came into the 1st game of the doubleheader as a closer would, and has saved all Cubs games for the last month.  In other words, I’m wishing Hector Rondon well in most leagues.  This will almost surely backfire on me and don’t call me Shirley.  Apropos of nothing, Rondon bears a striking resemblance to this guy.

Jake Arrieta – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  His ERA came into this game at 2.80 and left the game at 2.80.  That feels like betting black or red and zero comes out.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer in the 1st game of the doubleheader.  HR to the Rizzo!

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 12th steal.  Member when he was a thing?  Neither do I!  I think it was when he was on the Rockies.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-8, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .226.  I enjoyed Reynolds more when he was hitting .185 with prodigious power.  I blame all you left wingers, making him into a pansy boy that hits for a still-terrible-but-not-that-terrible average!  Now, I’m going to unwind by cloaking myself in the Confederate flag and watching some Paula Deen as I apply an extra thick coat of bronzer.

Kolten Wong – Left the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader with a mild concussion.  I’m not surprised!  No good ever came out of a Wong in a doubleheader.  A doublehander can be tricky too.  A mild concussion is like being a little dead.  Oh, Wongie Bear, why this?!  Why now?!

Tyler Lyons – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks as he steps into the rotation for Jaime Garcia.  I wouldn’t go near Lyons, even if the Stream-o-Nator is “better than ugly” on his next start.

Alex Gordon – 7-for-9, 6 RBIs and his 11th homer in the 1st game of the doubleheader.  Damn, maybe he is worthy of starting the All-Star Game (if 29 other teams’ outfielders came down with the mumps.).

Alcides Escobar – 4-for-8, 3 runs, 3 RBIs.  I have a fun All-Star Game activity for the night before.  Bring Mackey Sasser out of retirement and see if Alcides can steal a base on him.

James Loney – 2-for-7 and his third homer in the first game of the doubleheader and his 2nd steal in the 2nd game.  The Ernie Banks slam & legs!

Evan Longoria – 2-for-9, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Nice to see he’s on an almost 20-homer pace.  Put in your earplugs for a second.  ALMOST 20 HOMERS?!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!  EVA LONGORIA WAS LESS OF A SLAP HITTER ON DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!  I HATE YOU!

Brad Boxberger – 1/3 IP, 4 ER as he gave up a home run to the ultimate batty call Paulo Orlando (2-for-8, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer).  Well, Paulo is the ultimate batty call if you’re a middle-aged woman and you have Lorenzo Lamas as your computer screensaver.  Who loves you, baby?  Paulo loves you, baby.  As for Boxberger, he gave you runs.  What do you expect from meat in a box?  Jake McGee would be the handcuff.

John Jaso – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer as he was activated from the DL.  John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt, his name is my name too!

Steven Souza – Hit the DL exactly twelve hours after I locked my weekly lineups, and for that I say, “Thank you,” as I jam my finger into an electrical outlet.  Can’t clubs make team decisions on effin’ Monday before games!  Am I asking for too frickin’ much?!  Rhetorical!

Grady Sizemore – 0-for-8.  I’m convinced no good ever came out of streaming a crappy hitter in a doubleheader.

Jake Odorizzi – Tossed a solid start in High-A Charlotte.  A good sign, even if High-A Samantha is a lot looser with bats.

Matt Moore – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  For those that own him, you’re not getting sympathy points for standing by a guy while he tries to come back from major surgery.  Like, for instance, owning him won’t get you laid.  Unless maybe pity sex from that gross guy in your league that puts boogers under his desk.  Okay, fine, that’s every guy in every fantasy league!

  1. slimbo says:
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    Hey

    Would you drop mcculers for grandal? Currently have Martin at catcher

    I have kluber bumgarner zimmermann Martinez Pineda syndergaard and Matz as well

    Keeper league

    • Speedy McGreedy says:
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      @slimbo: I would hold McCullers.

      In a keeper I would first try to deal Martin and pick up Grandal. If you don’t think Grandad would last, I would personally take the plunge and invest in Grandal dropping Martin. I’m sure some would disagree, but I’m investing in Grandal’s age and ceiling over Martin’s consistency for a couple more seasons (and importantly, this season).

      • slimbo says:
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        @Speedy McGreedy:

        Thx boss

        How about dropping yelich or Travis for grandal

        • Speedy McGreedy says:
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          @slimbo: Again I’d want to hold both or trade one rather than dropping. I personally like Grandal better than Travis, but Travis has keeper value. Don’t know your 2B/IF/Util situation, which matters in that answer. It’s hard to recommend dropping Martin since he’s delivering such solid value from such a weak position, but I don’t want to lose any of McCullers, Travis, Yelich, or Grandal in a keeper. Martin is the lowest chip in my view, but try to solve this via trade if at all possible.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @slimbo: Not a move you need to make.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @slimbo: Martin is fine @ C, You don’t need Grandal..

  2. dem ribbies says:
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    Keeper league, Pence coming back off of DL forcing my hand, have to drop 1. Tried dealing, no takers.

    Who gets the boot? Trying to win this year if that makes any difference.

    $5 Pence
    $3 Soler
    $3 Yelich
    $3 Heyward

    Kind of thinking it’s Soler. : /

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @dem ribbies: I would drop Yelich ————- Miami dont score runs, the other players are on teams that have better lineups. Soler coming offthe DL, has a huge upside.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Dusty Baker: It’s a keeper league, Dusty. Yelich is a keeper.

    • Speedy McGreedy says:
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      @dem ribbies: I wouldn’t drop any of them in a keeper. Let Pence sit on the DL and get a deal done! In a keeper if you hustle, there’s no reason you can’t trade one of those guys for a reasonable price. I’d be trying to solve the roster surplus by doing a package deal for a sexier buy-low target. 2-1. If you must drop one, I think Soler is the best bet to stay on the WW until you solve your roster space issue, but you’ll likely lose him.

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Forget Mackey Sasser. The all-star sideshow spectacle should feature Preston Tucker up against Tranny Bauerzar. Will he strikeout, or go deep?

    In-matchup trash talk: “It puts the pine tar on its skin or it gets the hose again!”

  4. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Should I drop Owings for Stubbs in a 16 team league? Thanks!

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @J-FOH: Now thats funny.

    • Zeus says:
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      @J-FOH: @J-FOH: when I think salmon colored clothes I think more waspy Hampton goer than Miami trash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: I could rock that

    • Happy Vegans says:
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      @J-FOH: OOOOOoooo… How Sonny Crockett-esque.

  5. Dusty Baker says:
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    When you think Caitlyn will get an offer to do a spread in Hustler ? ………………………………………… one last question, and i will go back to watching my newly painted walls dry ——— Do you think and Idle mind is a terrible thing to waste ? ………………………….. Its HumpDay Baby ———- Go Get Some — DB

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    Hey Grey,

    Cody Allen or Glen Perkins ROS? I think Perkins has just had better luck with more save opportunities and I love Allen’s K rate…he’s like a poor man’s Chapman. I’ve been offered either in a trade in my HTH categories league and I’m leaning toward Allen but not sure if I should be scared of his recent stiff back. Thanks as always for your expertise!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JB: Go with the closer who isn’t hurt

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @JB: Allen has a “stiff back” and will be available to pitch tonight. Both will be good the rest of the season. Go with your gut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Perkins

  7. Strolg says:
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    When you stream a pitcher and he gives you a roofie start and then goes to the DL, can we call that a Dr. Huxtable?

  8. Nick says:
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    Matt Moore or Erasmo ROS?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Nick: ERasmo

  9. Fungazi says:
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    Drop Puig or Franco to pick up Pence? Utility spot on 12 teamer.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Fungazi: Hold

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Fungazi: In a redraft, unless Pence is still hurt, I’d drop Franco for him. I don’t have faith that rookies can keep up their high level of play all year, the season is too long.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Paul C.: Yeah, it’s actually a tough choice. Puig has the highest potential but has been complete garbage this year like worst on my team, Franco is an unknown but has been producing, and Pence is the most consistent performer and has wrists made of margarine.

  10. JP says:
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    With A. Miller coming back, I need to drop either Giles or Will Smith. Any inside info (or at least a strong hunch) as to which is more likely to snag the closer role?

    • JP says:
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      @JP: Actually, now that I think more about it, I also have McGee. I guess I should just drop him; I think there’s an even smaller chance he gets consistent save opps. Thanks for letting me think this through in this public forum. I’d still appreciate anyone’s thoughts.

      • JoeG says:
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        @JP:
        I just picked up McGee in a minor deal ,I own Box and the eye test shows he’ s not at his best right now.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @JP: Smith’s the drop. Giles, Mcgee can get saves sooner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Smith

    • JP says:
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      @JP: Thanks all. I will defer to the collective wisdom.

  11. ichirosan says:
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    20 man dynasty league H2H league, currently in 1st place

    SS has been a mess since I traded Desmond and got Santana and José Ramírez to replace him (I still don’t know who the worst player in that sentence is). I could also use some depth with my SP.

    I give:
    Matt Kemp
    César Hernández (still don’t know if he will sustain this)

    I get:
    José Reyes
    Mat Latos

    Yay or nay?

  12. Timmah R says:
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    Successfully gave up Storen/Bryant for Rizzo (yay!) when Miggy went down. Check!

    Now I need to pick up a new closer and these are my choices: Osuna, Ziegler, Motte, Ramos, Boxberger, Clippard, Casilla

    I am thinking maybe Motte or Osuna but not sure… thanks for the advice!!!

    • Timmah R says:
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      @Timmah R: Cody Allen should have been in that list too… and I guess I would lean him? Motte or Osuna look tasty though…

    • bigbear says:
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      @Timmah R: Are you just picking these guys off the waiver wire? If so, go check Smokey’s most recent bullpen report and just go down the list and grab the first one you see from the list above who has the CL gig. I’d probably grab Casilla, Ziegler or Osuna.

      • Timmah R says:
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        @bigbear: Yea,II already looked at his bullpen report which would have suggested Allen actually. Meanwhile, Motte’s role has continued to evolve since then and perhaps others too. Plus the more feedback the better!

        I am especially interested to hear the great and powerful Grey’s opinion since he has never steered me wrong ;-)

  13. lb. sand says:
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    Noah or Matz ros? Roto

    Where do you think Cano ends up among 2b ranks at end of season in pts leagues?

    Thx

  14. Yo says:
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    Who should I drop to make room for pence? Avg and OBP league.

    Dj lemahieu, joe panik, Kevin pillar, Cameron maybin, Lucas Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yo: Panik

  15. BambooLounge says:
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    Poor Wongie bear indeed. Actually, my MI now stands for Middle Infirmary (Wong/Escobar/Valbuena all “DTD”)

  16. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I’m not into yoga, and I have half a brain!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @VinWins: “I have half a brain.”

      correct

  17. El Famous Burrito says:
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    That’s how it starts, man.

    First the pink collared shirt, then the golf pants and the white leather shoes.

    Soon after, you’re at a cheap restaurant at 4:30, wearing a wool sportcoat, in line to get soup on a 95-degree day.

    • PK says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: That painted a delightfully absurd picture in my mind.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Soup du jour. Sounds tasty!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear they have the best Soup Du Jour in town!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: I love soup on a hot day! Especially ox tail from my local Jamaican restaurant / shack down the road!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Save some for me!

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: I can UPS it. True story, a friend needed a letter of recommendation as part of his entry application to qualify for the Rhodes’ scholarship program. He was studying at Stanford at the time, I was living and working in Khartoum at the time! So, I sent a one-paged letter of recommendation (per the instructions) via UPS to San Francisco. It cost me 80$ and traveled 6 days. Actually, it traveled from Khartoum to London to Cairo back to London to New York (stop over 24 hours for inspection, especially for a potential anthrax attack from Sudan), Chicago, Denver, San Francisco (UPS Central) and then finally to its final destination. Got it?

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha! Hope he got in!

                  • Ante GALIC says:
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                    @Grey: Nope, spoiler alert! No Hollywood ending for my friend. He didn’t get it.

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Soup of the day? Oh that sounds good, I’ll have that!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pull up a chair, it’s cream of something!

  18. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    My pitchers are currently Kershaw, scherzer, Pineda, Hammel and Matz. I was offered Donaldson, Wade Davis and Shelby Miller for Pineda Hammel and Sano. Do I do this? Thanks

  19. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for next couple of weeks AND for ROS: A.Escobar, I.Desmond, C. Hernandez. Gracias.

  20. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s up?

    a. Computer on the fritz. The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) is trying to kill my hard drive. I am borrowed time.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Tonight, Danica Patrick NUDE. Oh wait, I read that wrong. Dan Patrick, FULLY CLOTHED!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: All good, man! Laptop overheated with the summer heatwave and my own stupidity. It helps to shut down the ‘puter at least 2 hours per day, lolol. Loved your rap from yesterday on the Jew Don! He is a beast!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  21. Joe says:
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    Working on a deal in a 10 team H2H OBP keeper league to acquire Goldschmidt. We get $110 to keep up to 8 players and I’ll have $49 tied up in Harper, Bogaerts, J Fernandez going into next season so I’ll only be able to keep one more elite guy.

    My team, if it matters: C – McCann, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Betts, 3B – Donaldson, SS – Bogaerts, MI – Castro, CI – Seager, OF – Harper, McCutchen, Billy Hamilton, Maybin, UTIL – Franco BN – Souza, Alvarez IR – Buxton
    Pitchers: Fernandez, Richards, Cain, Carrasco, Bauer, Salazar, Gio, Brett Anderson, Street, Soria, KRod, DL – Smyly, NA – Urias

    Deals we’re talking about are McCutchen/Abreu/Franco (or possibly Seager) for Goldschmidt/Bruce (or Yelich)/Strasburg (or Odorzzi)/Storen or possibly Goldschmidt/Kluber/Bruce (or Yelich). Either deal seem like it would be worth it? I’d like to get Goldschmidt but I don’t want to overpay and take too much of a hit this year. McCutchen or Goldschmidt would obviously be one of my keepers next year, depending on whether a deal happens or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sure, with Kluber

  22. M att says:
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    My Jason Hammel for his Bogaerts?
    Dynasty Keeper league. Who wins?

    • bigbear says:
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      @M att: Bog’s side.

  23. papasmurf says:
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    Aha! That must be why Maddon hates Rondon! The guy has the best numbers ever for a closer who lost his job. Maddon would rather make Motte pitch twice a day than allow Rondon to try a save. I own both R and M so I don’t really care which of the two gets a save, but in real baseball sense, that’s crazy managing.

    Something’s up with Box I am afraid.

    Sonnuvabenched Lind. He was up against a LHP, but as hot as he is, one AB vs. a righty is apparently enough. I started Hosmer who went 1 for 10 and stranded like 11 baserunners. Literally. F that turd. I am back on the hate train.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, agreed…I’ve never seen anything like it… I had to drop Rondon and I never drop closers

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @papasmurf: Honestly I think the Cubs are tryingto showcase Motte and are getting ready to package up some players for a BIG trade ——-not a Cub fan by any stretch (got some history there, ya know?) ———- its the only thing that makes sense. The Cubs need some help with their starting 5 – What they got, aint going to make it………………… Big Trade , maybe involving Castro? ——– DB

  24. Five-On-One says:
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    Stubbs (at home in Coors) over which of the following for the five games until the break: Revere, Burns, Bruce, Longoria.

    Thanks.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Same question for Choo, but he only has four games and they’re not in Coors, but in Arlington.

  25. Scott says:
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    I activated Iwakuma and need to drop a pitcher. H2H with IP as scoring category.

    Who would you drop? Quintana, Buchholz, Fiers, or Hammel (also have Arrieta and Salazar).

    Thinking Buchholz, but he has been good of late.

    • Mack says:
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      @Scott:

      Fiers, perhaps even Iwakuma…

  26. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    As my third RP, do you like more ROS Grilli or Tolleson?

    Thanks!

  27. Dave says:
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    Byrd or Stubbs ROS?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Dave: Byrd

      not close

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Dave: Byrd

  28. Clint says:
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    Couple things:
    1) Traded Sano for T-Walker in my 12 team roto keeper league to guard against possible future Stressbird injury shenanigans, giving me a rotation of Scherzer, Kluber, Arrieta, Clay, Fiers, Corbin, T-Walker, Strasburg (DL), Nola (NA), Stroman (DL). Good move? Sano was a bench bat of mine and I’m leading pitching categories a hair moreso than batting as it is.

    2) Should I stash Gausman in an NA spot in my 8 team h2h points keeper league now that the Orioles decided to further act like jerks & demote him to Triple A right after imploding like that? Could he be back up & better later or is this a Cingrani shituation where they’re washing their hands of him being in the rotation anymore?

    • Mack says:
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      @Clint: Hard to say without seeing your Offense. Pitching looks pretty strong, I’d lean Sano here.

      Up to you- 8 team seems pretty shallow to worry about Gaus.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Clint: O’s fan here… Listened to some local sports talk this am… Yes, Gausman will be back up. Apparently, Buck told Gausman the plans before the game last night regardless of the outcome. The O’s are just playing with the roster heading into the All-Star break for an extra bullpen arm. They did this to Gonzales last year too. Gausman has been better than Norris and Tillman this year. So my bet is that he’s in the rotation the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: 1) Not really 2) You can hold him but don’t see why in an 8 team league you would need him

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Only reason I’m holding Gausman is because my understanding is he has ace stuff if the team commits to him in the rotation and being in an NA spot, it’s either him or the B & C level prospects left who I thought would be valued even less in an 8 team league. I asked Mike yesterday if, in a keeper league this shallow, those NA spots would be better served w/vets like Gausman/Castillo/Arcia/Marco Gonzales or grabbing guys like Gallo, Judge, Nola, or Berrios instead. He basically said it depends on the best guy available. I know you have a different view on prospect value, I’d assume even moreso in shallow leagues.

        My bat roster for the Sano/Walker deal is: Lucroy, Rizzo, Pedroia, Machado, Segura, Harper, A. Jones, Puig, CarGlass, Moss, Jace, Duda, Trumbo, Alexei, and formerly Sano. We kept 8 last year but I think we’ll move up to 10 or 12 this offseason.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rusney over Gausman…. Bat over arm

  29. goodfold2 says:
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    that exact comment from ruin tomorrow likely allowed me to flip minimum contract price only this year deal (i waivered him like right after utley went down, simply since he’d be starting) cesar in 30 many dynasty for a.rondon MI (high on Mike’s TB list) AND d.alvarez OF (middle of Mike’s BAL list), and both of those being free or minimum if called up till end of 2018. Cesar could be tagged at good price for next year. This will only look bad if suddenly this guy turns in to dee gordon lite for next season. But i have better players to tag anyway for next year so i probably couldn’t have kept anyway.

  30. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Dealt Votto with a smaller piece about a month ago in a trade for Rizzo – still love the trade, but strangely happy to see him still killing it!

    Anyway, CATCHER QUESTION ALERT! Would you roll with Jaso or Rosario as a C2? I had originally drafted Jaso thinking he’d be a nice source of R, but Rosario is being deployed pretty much exclusively in favorable hitting matchups, which I kind of like from a C2.

    Thanks!

  31. goodfold2 says:
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    and that player was gardner wasn’t it ?(i wasn’t guy who guessed that, but it looked smart and that guy turns in value every year and has been around for last 5).

  32. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Wouldn’t be that upset if Wong hit the DL…IF, Carpenter plays 8 more games at 2nd and picks up eligibility.

  33. Johnny says:
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    12 team league roto.

    Would you take a chance on a Koehler stream in Fenway? He’s been pitching lights out.

    Thanks

  34. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Got a points league question for you ,Grey.

    Sano/Quintana or Chapman

    Wins and Saves are 10pts

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: One more.

      Sano or Pedoria?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Right now I say Sano, dude looks like an MLB hitter, not a quad A hitter, like I thought..

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: I have Rizzo,Abreu,Carpenter and Votto manning 1B,MI,3B, DH. Pedroia would replace Jace.

          It’s a points league so Carp has great value.

  35. OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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    @grey

    What’s up my quasi kosher half brother?!?!?
    I have a quick dynasty league question….
    16 team – Extra stats are Reliever Efficiency (hate), SB-CS totals, OPS and Quality Starts

    I was offered
    Adam Eaton($11) (caught stealing alot so SB are limited but I know you want to make occasional virtual r.kelly fantasy baseballer love to him)
    Colby Rasmus($7) (I am shallow in OF rotating guys like hicks/denorfia etc in a spot ) Will Colby keep a starting job? Will Pres(ton)sOnNails Tucker keep taking ABS from him? Houston has alot of OF which scares me.

    I would be giving him
    Ivan Nova ($1) and James Mccann ($5)
    My worries are it is a 16 team TWO catcher league and Chirionos is my other starter with Avila on my bench….I am out of it this year so I can just roll with a crapcan like avila or iannetta who is available but NEXT year will I regret no Mccann in a 16 team 2 catcher league DYNASTY?

    Every time I write dynasty I see the intro to Dynasty the tv show then I start humming the Dallas theme song….weird? MAYBE!!!! Who killed J.R. (Jimmy Rollins?)

    Do I take the deal?? Anyone else PLEASE feel free to chime in!!!

    Hate trading young dudes at a prime position but NOVA is not SUPERnova with champagne in a room with Noel Gallagher so I think it is doable.

    • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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      @OtisNixonLovedRaines’Rocks:

      On a side note my version of a “short” question is as accurate as Stressbird’s version of a full season.

      • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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        @OtisNixonLovedRaines’Rocks:

        Or wait…was I supposed to AT @Malicious Phenom

        Damn split personalities.

      • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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        @Grey: Merci en anglais mon ami

        Thanks….You think Colby holds a starting job most of the year?

        I ow have the creepiest redneck law firm of Rasmus&Rasmus on my squad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Don’t see who’s replacing Colby

          • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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            @Grey: True I guess….with Domingo the most recent Domino to fall…see what I did there….I removed his G label.

            Marisnick, Preston, Gattis, Colby, does carter start there anymore? Just seems like a few random dudes that shouldn’t be out there….ya I guess Colby and his winning clubhouse attaitude is safe.

            GO EXPOS

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I did see! Go ‘Pos! BTW, I always felt Otis Nixon was underrated

              • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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                @Grey: ‘spos for life.
                We had a bunch of guys around that time that are underrated

                Even Tim Burke and his 98 adopted children from 83 countries was underrated as a closer. Sometimes it made me climb up the Jon (Vander) wall(s). I shed tears whenever I hear MMBO by en vogue…was Deshields walk up…then that reminds me of Jose Vidro….tears for fears and days

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Andre Dawson is smiling on your brightly

                  • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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                    @Grey: So is Gary Carter….who Larry David reminded me had a great baseball can
                    I am off to polish my Oil Cans Mr. Boys…to oil up for my “Pascual pitch”

                    • Grey

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                      One of the best cans in the game. Are we talking the same type of cans?

  36. Darren says:
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    Is Jaso usable in an OBP AL only one catcher roto league? I have big leads in the counting stats, but OBP is a need. Was thinking about moving B McCann for pitching needs and using Jaso at C as a OBPAGNOF (is that a word?).

  37. Malicious Phenom says:
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    ON THIS DAY IN BASEBALL:

    July 8, 1941 Thanks to a dramatic two-out, bottom of the ninth inning, three-run home run by Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams, the American League All-Stars beat the NL in Detroit, 7-5. The “Splendid Splinter’s” dramatic drive on a 1-1 pitch thrown by Claude Passeau off the right field press box makes the Briggs Stadium contest the first ever Mid-Summer Classic to be decided in the final inning.

  38. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , thanks for your work as always.

    I need SB , and I have Arenado on hand.
    Trade my Longoria for Hernandez , too much? Thanks.

  39. Randy Bobandy says:
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    My biggest takeaway from last night – Chad Billingsley is still in the majors AND he’s only 30!

  40. Wilson says:
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    Harrison or Buxton for DL slot ? Consider this year only.

    • @Wilson: keep buxton Harrison out to long by the time he comes back It may be to late .

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: so drop Harrison and keep Buxton in DL slot, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  41. David says:
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    Grey,

    Liriano and Fernando Rodney for my Adrian Gonzalez…

    Thoughts?

  42. shibboleth says:
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    Anyone starting Gio at home against Cincy? Dood’s been all over the place this season, and I feel like if I sit him i’ll get SOB’d.

  43. Scott says:
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    ESPN reports that Wong passed his concussion test. He should be good to go. I wish the same could be said of mine. Bazinga!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott: just because you passed test don’t mean they don’t hold you out an extra couple of days. the absolute worst thing one can do for one’s brain is to get a head hit in the next 2 days after a concussion. It could result in bad permanent shit.

  44. Scott says:
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    I think I broke the “click-finger” speed record picking Khris Davis back up after seeing he was in the starting lineup.

  45. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Ceasar Hernandez, Brandon Crawford, or Segura ROS

    Lineup is:

    Perez
    Goldy
    Kipnis
    Crawford
    Nado
    Harper
    Jones
    Blackmon
    Burns
    Longo
    Soler
    Morales

    Also would you drop Soler for Parra/Sano or hold?

  46. The Great Knoche says:
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    Whats with all the French words. Fungot, Segue, French Flys, Longoria?

    Preferred Tuffy Rhodes Scholar for glossary, but love Maas Appeal as well.

    Here’s a Enigme for ya (French for conundum) I am finally giving up on Ian…I think.
    Who do I go with at MI? Desmond, Gyorko, Flores, Panik, Brad Miller (Kind of liking Miller)

    • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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      @The Great Knoche: panik ….unless you need multi positions from B Mill

      panik, miller (got me again), flores(for counting stats), Jerk off, Desmond

      can’t believe this is the order

  47. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Thanks for the suggestion on the Scherzer + Melky for Hanley and ARod. I’m stoked to have sold Hanley prior to him getting whiplash from swatting mosquitoes in Fenway.

  48. The Red Mist says:
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    AJ Pollock, Brett Gardner, or Hunter Pence ROS?

    Also, Adrian Gonzalez or Joey Votto ROS?

  49. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Can’t lie…even with my crappy ADP pick, I have been waiting everyday for a week for the answer!

  50. SallyCips says:
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    Hey yo! (Razor Ramon voice)

    Latest deal I’m contemplating giving after a bad offer:

    My: Kipnis, Puig, Pederson, Boxberger

    For

    His: Correa, Betts, Vogt, Harvey

    I’ve been hot for Correa, could use position flexibility of Betts, Vogt, and in need of an ace type. This is to a guy refusing to give up Correa for anything.

    Thoughts?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @SallyCips: just for context this series of offers went:

      1. I offered Puig for Correa. Rejected.

      2. I offered Puig for Harvey. Rejected.

      3. He countered: Correa, Harvey, Bruce, Beltre, Verlander for my Donaldson, Stanton, Puig, Pederson, Axford. What even is the thought process that gets someone to this?

      So that’s where I’m at with my above counter.

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    Okay, BB.
    I was pretty excited to see my opponent was starting Heaney. Yup. Grand. Super! Great.

    Please Donaldson get fire hot like a few weeks ago you S.O.B. I need you.

    I’m playing against Frazier too, so G, I LOVE YOUR THEORY!!

    I’m still stashing K. Davis if you are bud. But I bet he doesn’t start against righties in the short term until something shakes out. agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Ha! Ouch, BB…Yeah, I have Davis is a bench/6th OF right now to see how it plays out, I think you’re right

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: yeah. He’s still sitting in a DL slot for me so I’m frozen until I have to drop someone. I’m going to try and stay that way as long as I can to give it some time. Cuz 18 second half home runs sure would be nice….

        • Grey

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          I’d take 10

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Ok compromise at 14 and it’s settled.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              14 works for me!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Well, well. Look who’s starting against a righty this afternoon!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, and Parra

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Is Braun banged up? or just rest

                • Grey

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                  Sounds like minor soreness

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Tell him to take a few months off

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Works for me!

  52. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Gotta love Vinny “Vegas” Velasquez. Definitely can throw some craps, but when he’s on a heater he’s got me yelling “BAHHP”

    Longo HR means we won’t hear from him until after the ASG. Groundhog logic.

  53. nightpandas says:
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    15 team OBP and QS league….

    Dump Montgomery and:

    a. activate Ventura (not exactly solid this year)
    b.grab Desmond off the wire (trade bait?)
    c.grab Stubbs off the wire (help with HR?)

    • SallyCips says:
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      @nightpandas: a. Montgomery’s been better. B. If he’s on the wire, his value is in the negative. C. In your format, can see it.

  54. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In my H2H OBP league, I’m comfortably on track to secure one of the first week buys, so I’m trying to plan for the playoffs rather than upcoming matchups (knowing that I have a nice buffer).

    Just lost Miggy and Springer (and maybe Marte) in that league – if I can flip my JoFern and Sano to get Frazier, would you do it? I’m thinking that I need bats, and JoFern might not even be pitching come fantasy playoffs.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Thanks, Phil. Coincidentally, someone just approached me with something similar…their Bryant (and his awesome OBP) for my JoFern, Sano, and one of Wood/Chavez/Syndergaard/Hammel.

        Hammel definitely seems too pricey to me, but would you do it for the Wood, Chavez, or Thor arrangement? If this went through, my top 4 SPs would be Klub/Arrieta/Hammel/Zimm.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Sorry – looking to get a strong bat for my JoFern (who I don’t really need), particularly since I lost my top hitters. Here’s the trade offer I received:

            Bryant for JoFern, Sano, and one of Wood/Chavez/Syndergaard.

            Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bryant side, not really close, send Noah

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Grey: Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                    @Grey: Trade accepted! Sent Noah. Thanks again, Grey. Really thought I’d have to pay more for Bryant…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  55. Brian says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 12 team yahoo H2H league 5×5 and need some advice. Here is my team:

    C R. Martin TOR
    1B A. Rizzo CHC
    2B B. Dozier MIN
    3B N. Arenado COL
    SS F. Lindor CLE
    OF S. Marte PIT
    OF J. Upton SD
    OF M. Cabrera CWS
    UTL C. Davis BAL
    UTL D. Ortiz BOS

    DL S. Souza TB

    SP G. Richards LAA
    SP D. Salazaar CLE
    SP J. Samardija CWS
    SP L. McCullers HOU
    SP J. Chavez OAK
    SP P. Hughes MIN
    SP Y. Ventura KC
    SP K. Hendricks CHC
    SP T. Bauer CLE
    SP A. Sanchez DET

    RP H. Street LAA
    RP J. Papelbon PHI
    RP R. Osuna TOR

    N/A E. Santana MIN

    I’m in 1st place and propably looking at playoffs so please keep ROS in mind. Since Marte is hurt and not playing I am down a bat and would like to sign an OF. If Marte goes to the DL I’m good cause we have 2 DL spots. The problem is that I have Santana in my N/A spot and would have to activate him before making any moves which means i’d have to drop a starter to do so. I believe that Hendricks, Bauer, and Hughes are the 3 most droppable guys but I’d like to hear your opinion. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Opinion on what?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he wants to know which of erv/hughes/hendricks/bauer gets dropped.

  56. Marc G. says:
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    My middle infield is a mess. Half a season long waiting for Rendon and Castro dying as slowly as Fidel at SS. Gotta get rid of one, but I’m only allowed 15 moves to whole season (apart from trades) and I’ve already used up 12. I’m sinking.

    So for 2B/SS purposes, who seems most sustainable ROS : Justin Turner or Cesar Hernandez ?

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Need to make some changes in my 16 Team H2H League. Not a fan of some on my roster, but need some pushing with what to do. Here’s the squad:

    C – Gomes
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Scooter
    3B – Panda
    SS – Correa
    OF – Jones
    OF – JUp
    OF – Burns
    UTIL – Hosmer
    UTIL – Sano
    BN – Turner
    DL – Stanton

    SP – Archer, Iwakuma, Buchholz, Samardzjihad, Ubaldo, Matz, McCullers
    RP – Familia, Grilli, Tolleson, W.Davis

    Notable FAs:

    Bats – Khris, B.Miller, LeMahieu, Forsythe, Aoki, LoMo, De Aza, Lamb
    Arms – Shoemaker, Hutchison, Heaney, Hendricks, Gibson, Ray, Nelson

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Wilsonian: Looks like your arms are more of an issue, though I’m not a fan of Panda or Hosmer (could try to package the two for a upgrade at SP). Kyle H looks like a nice addition to your arms, you could drop Wade for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Hitter FAs are nothing special, can go Hendricks over Wade if you like, don’t really see the point of any moves

  58. KBO says:
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    Thoughts on keeping or selling these pitchers, and projections RoS. In a 20 team dynasty league?

    Doug Fister
    Matt Cain
    Erasmo Ramirez
    Shelby Miller
    Cody Anderson
    Manny Banuelos
    Aaron Nola
    Miguel Gonzalez (BAL)

    • Cram It says:
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      @KBO: A-spicy a-meatball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KBO: Projections for every player are on site

  59. Five-On-One says:
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    Great post, as usual. Couple of questions, if I may:

    1) Last minute SP question for the rest of this week. Please rank (SON values included):
    BAnderson (vMIL, $10.1)
    MLatos (vCIN, $5.5)
    Rubby (@NYM, $9.5)
    RPorcello (vMIA, $7.8)
    Vogelsong (vPHI, $7.5)

    2) What’s up with Wong’s playing time for the rest of this week? If must decide today, sit him for Desmond?

    3) Is McGee worth holding on to in a 12-team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Thanks! You ranked them 2) Sit 3) Sure

  60. Scott says:
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    If being a save whore is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

    • Joe Shmoe says:
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      @Scott: New T shirt slogan!

  61. Robert says:
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    I’ve been playing musical outfielder: Ozuna, Choo, Souza, and now Eaton for the past week. What does your crystal ball say ROS: Melky, Revere, Yelich, Eaton?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Robert: Yelich, coin toss after…

  62. Reid says:
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    With Souza down, I wanted to add an OF for depth behind Soler, JD, and Pillar. Would you add Maybin, Stubbs, or someone else?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Stubbs at home

  63. JoeG414 says:
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    I need a Starter: Iwakuma , Teheran and maybe W-Y Chen could be available in a trade. How would you guys rank them ?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @JoeG414: Assuming its a redraft league…Chen, Teheran, Iwakuma.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: You can call me Nincompoop. It’s all good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  64. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Guy in our league has clearly departed. only 3 moves for the season. 5 on DL, but none moved to DL slots. Didn’t encounter this in previous leagues. Standard operating procedure to just let it drift?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Fred Barker:
      I’ve been running a league for a few years. There’ s nothing you can do , the owner paid his money, its his team.

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @JoeG414: no problem. thanks!

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: Have seen recruitment for someone else to take over the team. (this just a free rcl league, so not a big deal)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How would you get the keys to the drifter’s team?

          • Simply Fred

            Fred Barker says:
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            @Grey: Have seen recruitment for someone else to take over the team. (this just a free rcl league, so not a big deal)@Grey: The manager in the league did get someone else to take over the team. Assume he asked the previous owner for the keys…?

            Abandoned teams must happen frequently. I lead a sheltered life. Moving on…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Fred Barker: we had to replace in the FCL but we also do league manager so we get more control…and can cuss in the message board…and show youtube videos in there.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Fred Barker: it’s easy to do in yahoo, sounds like in RCL’s the options are set to not allow comish that power to switch owners.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it does make sense though, as this takes the power of being a douchebag simply since a comish might not like somebody, so it’s understandable, as why would razzball want to be at all associated with somebody like that.

  65. Gio says:
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    Smaller league, 10 team keeper. Required to keep 2 OF and currently in 2nd place. Trade away my springer on DL for Puig or Gomez + Anibal Sanchez? My OF keepers would be Trout and Marte. I would drop Castro (SS) or Wood.

    If yes, Puig or Gomez?

  66. Duke says:
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    Would you lose any of Gregerson, Soria, or Papelbon for Motte? I ask because these dudes have 7 saves between the three of them in the last 30 days…

  67. slimbo says:
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    Is duda and Guerrero droppable in a keep forever?

    Could use some production..here’s what’s available

    Sandoval Lind T-hunter Parra

    Capps motte buehrle graveman hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slimbo: Sure, Lind, Sandoval

  68. Lob Ball says:
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    Grey, I have way too much speed on my team and not enough HR/RBI. If I put Billy Hamilton on the trading block, in a fair trade, who might I be able to get in return? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lob Ball: Maybe Yoenis-type? Maybe Upton?

  69. Moonlight Graham says:
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    Start Peavy vs Mets this afternoon? Thanks

  70. k-dog says:
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    10 team h2h points league: ROS?

    D. Peralta, DeShields, Colabello, Hunter or Byrd?

    Thanks ALL!

  71. I am the Walrus says:
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    I have Colabello but I’m not sure what I should think of him. Can he come close to this the second half? Is he close to Myers or even Pence or somewhere in between? Should I look to move him while his value is crazy high?

      • I am the Walrus says:
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        Ha, yes I get that he’s better than an injured Myers but Myers is on my DL. When he comes back, which one would you rather have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers

  72. Brian says:
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    Who do you like Preston Tucker or Stubbs in a 10 team 5 OF? Thanks!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Brian: tucker and i wouldn’t think that one is that close. stubbs has been garbage all year, also he’s listed as straight up backup even now. barnes has been crap too of course, still listed as starter. interesting those names are even needed in a 10 teamer. you must have quite a few OF injuries (maybe own marte/dickerson/springer or at least 2 of them)

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i will fix that statement somewhat, if you can grab a COL hitter who is starting that day yeah do that. so if stubbs is playing today, then yes him over tucker. But usage and depth charts suggest he’s not gonna start over barnes often, so if you only have few adds for ROW i’d grab guy who actually plays and you know it. Or certainly for draft kings use stubbs if he starts.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Brian: damn should’ve guessed him too actually based on recent OF injuries. It’s not hard to spot what’s going on when you read a bunch of questions, ask a bunch of questions, and play in a brick ton of leagues, esp really deeper ones where tucker is actually all the time ownable.

  73. Tio says:
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    I need to make room for another position player. Who would you drop? This is a 8-start per week limit dynasty league. I was planning to start Santana this week vs. Det.

    Jesse Chavez
    Ervin Santana
    Tyson Ross
    Mike Fiers
    Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Iwakuma

  74. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only 10 team H2H with no ratios, hits over AVG, IP over WHIP, earned runs over ERA. team now only in 2nd even though it’s never lost, but still hasn’t got any closer. this league for some reason makes me look very bad at closer stashing, as after i had cishek i really hoarded decent SP too much maybe. now left with none. if it actually looks like capps or cishek get the job at MIA town i could grab i guess.
    hundley
    rizzo
    owings
    franco
    flores
    MI rollins
    CI duda
    OF k.johnson/pham/bruce/his name is paulsen
    Util pedro from PIT/bour
    BN gyorko/marte
    DL myers/rendon
    SP niese/haren/peavy/thor/hamels/arrieta/bolsinger/hendricks/burnett/nelson/c.anderson
    RP w.perez (active slot, he’s not supposed to be hurt long and buenolos looked worse than him, and i’m assuming manny loses this spot when he returns)
    2nd RP slot blank.

    add beachy over w.perez or somebody else now, or wait and gamble somebody else grabs him?

  75. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Outta sight my man!

    Got a quick question for you to ponder…10-Team H2H OBP league and I currently have Zobrist in my 2B/SS slot. Claimed Pedroia off waivers a couple days ago and he’s due to be back on Friday (although they should wait till after the ASG). Who would you go with at 2B/SS and does either warrant cutting Revere (I need the steals) for and playing in my UTIL spot?

    Say hi to the Cougs for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I’d go with Pedroia and wait until after the ASB to figure out UTIL…Will do!

  76. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    I can’t believe that i’m asking this, but should i start Porcello vs MIA? SON likes it @7.8

      • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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        @Grey: I had to take him for my trade for Frazier to get pulled off.
        DAMN IT!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t have to own him

          • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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            @Grey: the guy i got him from signed a 2 year contract. I have to own him until 2016, then i can drop him.

            Im hoping they put him on the DL after he gets blasted today and they bring up Brian Johnson… gotta have dreams, Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya, Ninja

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Who Dat Ninja!: you need to pay somebody to gallooly him. if fantasy nerds did this, MLB might have to start giving a shit about our needs, like putting out lineups earlier, DL’ing people when they should, being honest about injuries and such.

  77. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    jake lamb or jung ho kang?

  78. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    12 team h2h points leaguw

    Been offered Pence, Marte, Lester for Correa and Sano. Take the deal right?

    My biggest concern is Marte’s oblique and fear of missing out on Correa and Sanos break out potential. Already Have Harper, Gonzalez, Soler, Colabello, Souza, and Kris Davis.

    Thanks as always

    • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Janetty_Was Set Up:

      Back up SS is Ian Desomd, rosterbaiting hard at MI based of hitter tron.

      Frazier at 3rd already, Goldschmidt at 1B…been using Sano at CI slot, can slide Hosmer in there as well.

  79. Dommattingly says:
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    Holding C Seager. Someone just dropped Aybar. CLAIM him? Or hold out for the Night Moves?

  80. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Is this too much for Bautista in a 12-team H2H espn?

    Giving: Devon Travis, Chris Davis and Jeurys Familia

    Receiving: Bautista, Alex Guerrero and Bartolo Colon

    My other 2B is Cesar Hernandez and my other corner infielders are Jose Abreu, Carlos Santana, Pujols, and Justin Turner.

  81. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Gausman or Joe Ross. Who is the better guy to hold in my N/A spot for early 2nd half returns on the investment? I had high hopes for Gausman, but that start yesterday and the AL East schedule in general have me soured on him. I love what Ross has done in his short stint, and did just hear that they expect Strasburg to be sidelined for a little while. I would expect Ross to get some action if that is the case.

    Also Holliday or Soler as an OF fill in for Marte/Springer in a points league?

    Thanks!

  82. Gerry says:
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    Was offered Blackmon/Brantly for Abreu, which side you like?

  83. fork says:
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    Would you drop Duda for Chris Carter or John Jaso?

    • fork says:
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      @fork: Never mind, Chris Carter was picked up already. Would you drop Duda for Jaso?

      • fork says:
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        @fork: Let me just rephrase this completely. Would you drop Duda for Adam Lind or John Jaso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter seems fine if desperate for power

      • fork says:
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        @Grey: What about Adam Lind?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Lind

  84. JoeG414 says:
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    Could use some hitting help . Who is a better stash : S.Piscotty (now working out at 1B , could be called up right after the AS Game ) or H.Olivera ( who I have and been waiting ).
    Deep mixed daily roto.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olivera

  85. herschel says:
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    Oh man. Texting prostitutes. Its funny cause its true….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @herschel: youse guys got any hot ones #’s, i’m bored and about to have some money. maybe med insurance within a few months.

  86. Dr. Chym Richalds says:
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    Grey!

    Trying to pull off trade but undecided on an SP to get in return. Could you rank these mo-fos?

    Tyson Ross
    Mike Fiers
    Anibal Sanchez

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Anibal

  87. Beastman says:
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    Another day, another lovely write-up. My morning bathroom trips are always a treat!

    Deep league, need to drop 2 from this list:

    Desclafani, Bolsinger, Robbie Ray, Velasquez

    What say you, Grey and crowd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! DeSclafani, Bolsinger

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Cool, that’s what I was leaning. A thousand and one thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Scott says:
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    Now that Pence is back, brucely, I’m not so sure I want to drop Jay for him anymore.

    • Cosart Sucks says:
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      @Scott: the federalist who’s hit 3 or 2 total extra base hits all year, is hitting around .235 ish total and was put on disgraceful list for STL could field an MLB caliber hitter (or at least a guy who could become one later in pham/scruggs maybe)?

  89. Cosart Sucks says:
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    12 team roto league wih OPS, net steals over steals. gotta drop somebody, it’s almost certainly eaton i would think
    c-sant
    hosmer
    altuve
    franco
    bogaerts
    IF alcides/zobrist
    OF mcclutchin’/trout/harper/moss/
    util ortiz/panda/lind
    BN eaton
    DL pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  90. Ryan Boyle says:
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    Peralta or Tucker?

    And I’m trying to trade Mark Teixiera as I have Rizzo and Vic. Mart, Sano, Bryant at 1b/3b.

    What kind of trade value do you see for him? Around what kind of pitcher ranking or names? Or how can i find that info out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jhonny

      • Ryan Boyle says:
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        @Grey:

        David Peralta…:)

  91. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey!
    How worried are you as a Wong owner on a scale of 1 (needed a breather) to 10 (Morneau’s new BFF)? I saw the replay from the 1B line POV and it didn’t look terrible, but with head injuries you never know.

    Would you be looking to drop Wily for Prado as a back up if Wong misses time after the ASB. SPs are Cole, Arrieta, Shields, Hendricks, Heston, and Peavy.
    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5

  92. Maximumxpower says:
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    I have Storen, Uehara, and A.J. Ramos as RP. Andrew Miller is coming off DL, who do I drop? I’m not really into carrying 4 RP’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  93. ebudz says:
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    So bored at work so taking this opportunity to pick Grey’s brain for a potential streamer tomorrow…

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

    Any of these guys worth picking up and starting tomorrow in my points league?

    Y. Ventura vs. TB (6.6)
    Locke vs. STL (1.6)
    Chavez @NYY (-4.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool cool and I assume you like them in that order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  94. Basement Artie says:
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    I have to make room for the ManBird of the gangly variety. My options to drop are Aramis Ramirez, Maikel Franco, Brock Holt, or Leonys Martin. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    I have been having trouble getting through Shark Week episodes without saying, “That’s what she said” at least 20 times. I love Shark Week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt…Ha!

  95. omar says:
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    Would you start Hutchinson tonight against the White Sox (in Chicago)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  96. Scott says:
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    @Cosart Sucks: In layman’s terms?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Scott: lady lay?

  97. Stubby Clapp says:
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    Thinking of dropping Starlin Castro. Are any of these option a significant improvement: Segura, Odubel Herrera, Iglesias, Brock Holt, or Wilmes Flores? Or just hold? 12-team, H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  98. Ryan Boyle says:
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    David Peralta or Preston Tucker- OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  99. J-FOH says:
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    I have to wonder if they sabotaged the chick last week on master chef, how did she screw up a cake so badly that she had made many times before? I’m calling foul, the show wanted her off so they can spend more time on feeling sorry for your new favorite single mommy. Fixing the oven to fail would be easy to do. Its a conspiracy dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re back to defending the habib and dissing the SBF? What’s wrong with you, man? Her cake sucked, it was raw…Habib’s gone!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: What about Tommy? I want to see Katrina go fistacuffs with him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tommy’s like a gay stereotype from an 80s movie

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: “I told you so” – Tommy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s like a gay man as played by Bronson Pinchot

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: A creole from Mypos

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m not defending her, I’m just saying the fix is in to nudge people out. Fox probably didn’t like her wearing scarves on her head and wanted her off the show. I’m on a conspiracy anger streak right now so get off the tracks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She likely messed up and because she wasn’t an interesting enough personality they didn’t find some other reason to keep her

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I liked how her food looked good, as a viewer thats what I want. I dont want to hear some whiny vegetarian weep because she lost. Screw hethal, the only meat she’ll eat is attached to her husband. yes, i want on a tangent. i’m hatin today. Speaking of hating…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hetal is a separate issue, anyone that has never cooked meat shouldn’t even be on the show… If the show had any cred that kills it…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: random light skinned black guy is gone tonight. I don’t even know his name

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  There’s definitely some we can lose tonight without any fuss…Light-skin homey’s one… I’m ready for Hetal to peace… I love that it’s a mystery box night…Pumped!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: very pumped, about to start playing the rocky 3 and 4 soundtracks on repeat

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We should have a viewing party with Featherbottom

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      when do you come back from the desert, viewing party at grey’s!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This Saturday!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      next wednesday it is…its a date!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You better make us carnitas!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’ll bring taquitos but what are you making?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe a raw birthday cake, you like that

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      a**hole….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  100. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Should Pujols owners be looking to sell after his ridiculous first half?

    There’s no way he can match the production in part 2, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look to sell, yeah

  101. Atlas says:
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    Sup Razzballerz ! Hey anyone else start Kevin Gassman yesterday, or did I successfully dive on that grenade ? Sheesh…You know its bad when youre shipped back to AAA before the game is actually over. Haha good times, good times, but I digress

    G, Mr. Lind has got my attention, and I’m a bit curious what to make of this portly fella. You think he ends up more valuable than C. Davis by seasons end ? Davis is costing me the K”s category every week, and his batting average aint helping either. I’m lost at 1B.

    Thanx, G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Lind looks decent, 22 HRs, .280

  102. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Torii Hunter just struck out on a Ubaldo Jimenez splitter with the bases loaded!!! It reminds me…Where is Alex Sanabia and his famous spitter? Enquiring minds want to know.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  103. joe says:
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    thoughts on C Dick ROS? he was just dropped, worth a bench stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a DL slot

  104. CDouglas says:
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    Duda is killing me. He was on a tear until he was hit by that pitch at the end of may and missed a game or 2. Then he came back looking like Mark Reynolds. My only options in FA are Marwin Gonzalez, Clint Robinson, Bour, or Smoak. Do I try to make room for one of these guys until Duda gets his act together? or drop and stream? Or just be patient?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those options are terrible

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @CDouglas: 2 of those aren’t starters.

  105. SteveO says:
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    What are your thoughts on J.Hamilton for the 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play maybe 20 games, hit for some power

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i hope so, leonys is getting F’d in the A. odor needs to stop hitting. Also starting to look like profar needs to come up as a SS now, somehow andrus at a very young age has turned into shitty D SS.

  106. OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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    @grey

    did the site reach it’s reply limit? or did they kno where this convo was heading?

    Let me be as unfunnily clear and as questionable in my sexuality without crossing lines….

    Gary Carter had a fantastic tushy.

    • OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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      @OtisNixonLovedRaines’Rocks: damn you PG-13ing my Gary Carter fetish.
      Somewhere Buck Rogers is scolding Archi Cianfrocco and Spike Owen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now that’s a backstop!

  107. ERad says:
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    It seems like just yesterday when you willed Longoria to whatever HR total you set a few years ago – just try to remember the good times G.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, member that? Think it was 2 years ago, and I willed him to 32 homers, eff me

  108. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Why is Schwarber still down? He raked before call up, raked while up, continues to rake.
    Montero since Schwarber demoted: .183 AVG with 1 HR.
    Is it a money thing? Elegibility?
    When is he likely to come back?

    • Simply Fred

      Fred Barker says:
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      @Fred Barker: ‘eligibility’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still learning catching in minors, won’t be back for significant time this year, maybe Sept

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: AUG 14 there is a road interleague @ WSOX. I’m targeting before then in one league to make him a keeper.

  109. Scott says:
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    I smell a Parra/Braun platoon coming on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  110. Tom says:
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    What do you think about Beltre ROS? Buy low? Will his power return?

    Would you take Beltre, Tomas, or Lind ROS in the Util spot? Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beltre, but he sure looks hurt or something, I have no confidence in him

  111. JoeG414 says:
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    ROS : Grichuk or Bour ? Daily Mixed 6×6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really? wow. wouldn’t have thunk this one. I’d think grichuk if OPS league though, bour will hit more homers, but way less doubles and triples. I doubt grichuk loses playing time when holliday’s back. he’ll just move to center. also piscotty is playing 1B in minors and i read was held out of game today, but clearly wasn’t called up yet. STL finally figured out they can’t play mini donkey or their 22nd best prospect (scruggs) forever if they want to compete this year.

  112. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how concerned are you about your wong? in weekly roto redraft, was offered wong/tomas for c-hern/e-rod. wait and see how it plays out or pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concerned, Wong side there isn’t really close

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: so worth making the trade despite the concern…got it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  113. omar says:
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    9 team AL-Only 5×5 roto league:

    Thinking of offering Adam Jones / Pineda / Tolleson for Trout. Would be able to keep Trout through next year. Too much to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  114. Double H says:
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    Who do you like more ROS in roto – Torii or Avisail?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  115. Filkarri says:
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    Holds league. With Miller back I assume that sends Betances back to set up so Wilson is not going to be seeing as many holds. Drop him in favor of Shaw or Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

    • Cosart Sucks says:
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      @Filkarri: lowe’s better pitcher, but role is reduced with rodney back in late innings shituation.

  116. Mike says:
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    My SS situation is currently being held together by Cesar Hernandez in a keeper league. I have depth at corner infield in Abreu, Donaldson, Frazier and Colabello. Owner with Correa and Tulo has the opposite problem.

    He will not trade Corea, would you move Frazier to acquire Tulo? Trying to get a SP thrown in such as Hammel, Matz or RP Miller as we keep SV/HLD.

    Push or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. John says:
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    Built up OF again in a 10tm lg start 5OF H2H…after losing dickerson pence and stanton

    stanton on DL have jup pederson pence betts parra moss and revere on waivers

    Ive been holding one bench bat but if i drop one who is first to go. Rather own revere over any of them?

    Note on Parra is he is the starting LF w occasional day of vs lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra is the drop, yes, Revere over him

      • John says:
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        @Grey: May drop 2 Revere over Moss?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs

  118. 740 says:
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    hey Grey wats up.

    in 10team h2h 5×5 u drop Souza?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    would you trade Pujols for Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  120. Joey Biggs Bosco says:
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    Currently have Reyes at ss, I have Sano as backup ss, but Desmond is on the wire now for about a week. Keep Sano or grab Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Cosart Sucks says:
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      @Joey Biggs Bosco: go look at desmond’s season. sano is already better. unless you get extra pts for proximity to atlantic ocean.

  121. Nightpandas says:
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    Afternoon,

    Stick with ARam or grab the Lamb until Miggy gets back…15 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Lamb

  122. Hern says:
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    Khris Davis or Marlin Byrd? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  123. JoeG414 says:
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    Need a Starter , whata think of giving Grichuk for Teheran ? He wouldn’t give up W-Y Chen.
    daily mixed 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that an NL-Only league?

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Mixed league. I have Byrd and Bour holding down active spots until Rendon and R.Zimm comes back.
        Is Teheran worth it ? It is a deep mixed league.

        • JoeG414 says:
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          @JoeG414:
          I could take a chance on Locke tomorrow , Beachy on Sat and or wait for T.May to get back in the rotation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t mess with Teheran

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Gotcha

  124. John says:
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    Drop Parra grab Revere for bench bat or grab motte (dont need more closers but…)or SP Jungmann K hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motte

  125. greg says:
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    Ha. Closer whore. I noticed that when you showed me your roster….so on that note….

    1) You also have Rendon. If you had both Springer and Miggy too, so that now one of these guys is eating up a bench spot, would you drop Rendon? Have Odor, Betts, Longo, Franco that play his positions….

    2) And if I did, I’d grab Giles right now. But if I don’t….I have Grilli, Tolleson, Motte (thanks), and no room for Giles…or even McGee who I think has to get a shot again. Who do you drop for Giles, or hold all and drop 1 of following Kluber, DeGrom, Archer, CMart, JoeFer, SMatz, CBucholz, or Erasmo, or none, because, damn, that’s a sweet SP group. And at SOME point these guys who are plugging their fingers in the dam will be scrambling for SP, and maybe I get top 10 bat……

    Hey, man, no need to wear a scarlet letter. Good luck on Shaw. ;)

    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nope 2) Hold

  126. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Second straight day Leonys on bench. Pray with me he’s about to get traded! Please!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridunk what they’ve done to that poor guy’s career

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: G, it’s a travesty. He’s such a player. I can’t wait until he catches on with another team and explodes. He’ll be on my team when he does, that’s for sure.

        Seriously, trade him. The Rangers are very very concerned about being lefty heavy. Well then? What’s the holdup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, he could be Lorenzo Cain on the Royals

  127. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team redraft.

    Is this the correct ranking?

    McCullers, Brett Anderson, Robbie Ray, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jorge DLR, Jake Peavy.

    And finally, in a keeper league, trading away a Goldschmidt who cannot be kept after this season for a Rendon and Springer who can be kept very late two more years is a no brainer, right? What are your thoughts on Rendon next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking looks fine… Sounds like a solid trade for next year

  128. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 keeper league QS, ERA, WHIP, SV and K/9.

    Besides Kershaw, Salazar and Strausburg DL these are the best options I have and obviously wouldn’t drop. Fiers, Bauer, Chavez and Hendricks are pretty much streamable options and probably can be dropped if need be. Here are a list of guys currently on waivers Haren, Quintana, CJ Wilson, E Ram, Cashner and Hughes. Are these guys viewed as streamers only or should I drop some players I currently roster for any guys on waivers for ROS?

    Also, is F-Rod droppable when Miller comes of DL tonight? We can only start two RPs and I have Boxberger as well.

    Starting
    Kershaw
    Salazar
    Fiers
    Chavez
    Bauer
    F-Rod
    Boxberger

    Bench
    Hendricks
    Strausburg DL
    A Miller DL
    Darvish DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks is a streamer and so are the waiver guys…. Sure on Miller, drop Box

  129. Jaymz says:
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    Awesome advice as always, Grey.

    Saw that Will Smith just came into the game early. He also has been stinking it up lately. Think his stock just tanked as K-Rod’s potential replacement? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I just dropped him

      • Jaymz says:
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        Haha

  130. Bigjerrod says:
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    Was offered Gerrit Cole for Carlos Correa. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Cole

  131. los locos says:
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    On another note,

    I own Fielder and Hosmer.

    I also own Duda, who’s done nothing and I missed the chance to get Lind, cause I thought Duda would of snapped out of it by now. Last year around this time he went on the power surge…

    So do i drop Duda for Revere? My outfield is already pretty loaded, but I don’t really have base stealers.

    Starters
    Brantley
    CarGo
    JDMart
    Pence UTIL
    Bench
    Gordon
    Ethier
    Buxton DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  132. White Rabbit says:
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    @Grey – FML – gotta choose between two ugly girls… Duffy or Lagares ROS?

    • ROBHALLA says:
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      JUDGE – YANKEES

      • White Rabbit says:
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        @ROBHALLA: NL Only …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  133. greg says:
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    Rate this trade: Motte/CMart/Rendon (all wv pickups) for Ellsbury DTravis.

    Thanks.

    • ROBHALLA says:
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      RATED S FOR SUCKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells

  134. Scott says:
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    Byrd or Tucker?

    • White Rabbit says:
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      @Scott: Byrd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  135. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Capps, Romo or C.Smith ROS for ratios and holds ROS?

    Thanks

    • White Rabbit says:
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      @Moscowitz: Capps — Smith will get closer job back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Capps

  136. Jeter North says:
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    Need to make room for Andrew Miller, who would you drop between Carson Smith and Motte as far as saves go?

      • White Rabbit says:
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        @White Rabbit: by the way – great name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  137. Moscowitz says:
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    Herrera, Travis, Espinosa or Miller ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  138. Jerry says:
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    Grey, who should I drop, Carlos Snatana or Burns? I need to make room to activate Pence. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  139. Jon says:
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    Avisail or Soler over Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Soler

  140. Cheese says:
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    12 team 2 catcher league standard plus OPS. I have grandal and jaso with no other replacement at catcher, waiver wire is pretty thin. I have Neil walker at second and Kang at MI. I’ve been offered Odor for Jaso. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So who would you pick up on the thin waiver?

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey: pierzynski, j mccann, Pena, flowers, plawecki, Zunino or susac

        • Cheese says:
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          @Cheese: I just like jaso a lot because of the regular playing time as DH and good spot in the lineup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Odor and grab AJ

  141. Jaymz says:
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    Grey,

    1) Can you please rank Heaney/Chavez/Peavy/Erasmo ROS?

    2) Which of those, if any, aren’t worth rostering in a 10-team mixed league?

    3) I saw you recommended Allen as a solid closer in one of the comments above – so think Shaw is droppable, or still a wait-and-see? I’d like to drop him for a streamer but can’t decide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Chavez 2)h\ Heaney 3) I’d wait for a game

  142. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Castellanos is turning into a real creeper. Maybe his break out is finally here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to see it for longer than a week to believe it

  143. Hey Grey, regarding this post (and its Silver Jews reference): I loved it to the max, I loved it to the max, I loved it to the max…

    Anyway, would you drop Fiers or Chen for Heaney or hold?

    Also, Samardzija should be held onto, yeah? As he’s looking mostly good lately and likely to benefit from a likely trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Can lose Fiers if you like… Yeah, I’d hold Samardzija

  144. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    J Up out with oblique soreness because i got Miller back and it seems mandatory i have 6 injured guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I hear that

  145. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1) Wow, a shout-out in the write up. Thanks! Nowhere to go but down from here….

    2) Marte is apparently listed as available for tonight’s game, though he is not starting. Lowercase yay. To be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t mind if they sat him through the break. Even though I own him and he is, of course, an integral part of my success, I want him to be tip-top for the 2nd half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No problem, it was funny 2) I agree with you, I hope he sits until next Friday, no good can come of him rushing back

  146. Corey says:
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    I need to pick up a hitter. Parra is available, but seeing as I already have Betts and Gardner I wonder if he’d be redundant and I should instead pick up Devon Travis – in hopes he can get me some of the power I’ll miss if J-Up is down for a while.

    Parra or Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  147. Cola says:
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    If you need outfield help and khris Davis is on the waivers is he a streamer or a must add. Been using Hittertron to stream outfielders
    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add

      • Cola says:
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        @Grey: same question for 2nd base am I better off picking up hernandez while I have Rendon on dl or just stream 2nd base

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Add

  148. Marty party says:
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    Brett burns, Tomas, boegartts as a utility slot guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  149. El Guapo says:
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    Gray,

    I know your mid season ranks are a week away (hope so)… but can you please rank Puig/Brantley/Pollock/Marte. (Roto, redraft).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Pollock

  150. hondo says:
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    So,just to clarify,you recommended to somebody to go Soler over Travis? I’ve got Howie and bought Cano cheap,something has to give at 2B, MI and I doubt I can trade Travis.
    So-for basically UTIL,Soler over Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Oops,wrong league.Soler,Byrd or Melky for 4th OF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Byrd

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  151. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, erv santana of peavy?

    thanks.

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: make that “or peavy”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  152. AJ says:
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    Trade Joc Peterson for Ellsbury? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. Mike says:
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    Need some advice on my outfield/util
    Start 4 of 1 util
    Upton, soler, yelich, bruce, Rajai, uribe, choo, leonys, Dyson

    Right now I’m streaming Rajai, choo, uribe, Dyson suppose to have good weekend series

    Do I keep any of these guys, lose some streamer spots for guys on waivers, keep streaming

    Khris Davis, stubbs, Peralta, tucker on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin for Davis

  154. The Dude says:
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    Have to drop one- Duda, Gradal or Soler. Keep hoping Duda will snap out of it, but rapidly losing faith.

    • The Dude says:
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      @The Dude: add
      Maikel Franco to that list

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure how you can lose a catcher though unless you have two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Duda

      • The Dude says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, happily have Poesy behind the plate :) By the way, you’ve been become my person fantasy baseball guru. Your columns are the only one I read consistently, so thanks for all the good advice over the last two seasons.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Lose Grandal

  155. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is there a record to most games postponed in a season? Don’t remember there being this many ever before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure there is

  156. Cohen says:
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    Grey, David Peralta or Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs

  157. The Great Knoche says:
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    You were keeping Kazmir 5 starts too long. Left game with triceps tightness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  158. Cohen says:
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    Grey ,also W.Rosario or Jaso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin at home, otherwise Jaso

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  159. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Anthony Rendon.
    get- Zack Greinke.

    I’m 10.5 points out, but have been struggling with ERA/WHIP. he is out of it and selling pieces, but wants to use his other pieces in other trades so it’s pretty much just Greinke straight up or nothing.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Gomes. 1B- Morales. 2B- Gennett. 3B- Machado. SS- AlxRamirez. IN- Colabello.
    OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- Revere. OF- MlkCabrera. UT- Eaton.
    BN- Markakis, Cron, Gyorko, Jaso.
    DL- Rendon.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- AnSanchez. RP- Grilli. RP- HRondon.
    P- Stoup. P- Watson. P- McHugh.
    BN- Latos, Fiers, Matz, Morton, Nola.
    DL- Morrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like it works for you, go for it

  160. Kluber Troopers says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. I’m in 2nd place.

    Guy put Goldy on the block. Rejected my Pujols and Carlos Gonzalez offer. He knows he prob buying Pujols high. Now we’re at :

    My: Pujols, Adam Jones, Ziegler
    His: Goldy

    Here’s my lineup (sorry for long post, but a big trade opp). I’m good in saves(3rd) and short on speed(9th)

    C-Lucroy
    1b-Pujols
    2b- Wong (grabbed Deshields yesterday who is my only bench bat)
    3b- Franco
    SS-Seguar
    OF-Harper
    OF- Jones
    OF- Pollock
    UTIL- Cargo
    BN- Deshields

    RP– Storen, Ramos, Ziegler, Osuna, Shaw (grabbed last night)

    • Kluber Troopers says:
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      @Kluber Troopers:

      not too worried about UTIL spot. Can grab SAGNOF in gose or rajai, martin, Polanco. Khris davis or grichuk also available.

      Notable RP on ww– Will Smith, Scriber, Hoover, Watson, O’day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a bit much

  161. Cosart Sucks says:
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    due to add limits only have 39 left on year. best guess at ROS SP out of ray/quintana/gibson. ray doesn’t have any more prebreak starts, SON doesn’t like gibson’s vs quintana’s, but gibson has been killing his SON projections all year. 14 team roto with no ERA, but BB’s and losses added.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  162. Cosart Sucks says:
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    similar league, but a 12, with ERA/OBPA/QS and K/BB. 42 moves left. best of ray/gibson/haren/graveman/vince V. in this one the K/BB moves K’s and BB’s out as their own categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

  163. Jon says:
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    Who would you offer for Avisail Garcia in a keeper?

    Jesse Chavez, Graveman, Gausman, Ubaldo, Erasmo, Rubby, McCullers

    Any of those seem fair?

  164. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    drop c.anderson or bolsinger in 14 team roto dynasty with QS to regrab Ray?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in the short term bolsinger is much loved by SON. I basically stream these three guys and some others like karns/may etc.

  165. Ty says:
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    S’up G.
    Latos, Santana or Montgomery until J. Garcia comes back

    Molina or Jaso ROS?

  166. in delino of defense says:
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    Sending arenado and burns (I have sano)
    For Dozier and wacha . Would you do that? Or have I not gotten enough for arenado?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @in delino of defense: I wouldnt do that, you need more for Arenado, why make the trade? who is in util? CI?

      • in delino of defense says:
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        Sano at 1b/3b
        Tex at util

  167. Jojo says:
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    Should I drop Bruce for Reddick?

    10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

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