This weekend, I was kneeling in a garden, tending to my Monkey Face Orchid, when I heard some commotion outside my greenhouse.  It was my much, much older wife, Cougs, screaming, “Grey!  They’ve come for you.”  It was the Rockies, and they were trying to send me to the minors.  They trampled over my azaleas with their jackboots, dragging me through the soil, ruining my suspenders.  I tried to tell them, “You have the wrong man!”  Finally, they heard my pleas and checked my state ID card.  Before they left, I asked, “Who are you looking to send to the minors?”  They replied, “Jon Gray,” and I began to scream again, “Please!  Take me instead!”  So, Jon Gray was optioned to the minors.  Can’t say I fully blame the Rockies, but, of course, I can try.  Have the Rockies heard of underlying peripherals?  Sure, the results have been miserable, but it’s Coors and everything says Gray should be much better.  You really have a better replacement pitcher who is worth ruining your best pitcher’s confidence?  He has the 6th best xFIP in the league with an 11.6 K/9.  I honestly can’t even with the Rockies.  They are the worst.  Then, they brought up Raimel Tapia to fill the roster spot, so, of course, Tapia will sit on the bench.  WHAT THE HOLY EFF ARE THE ROCKIES DOING?!  Caps for emphasis and the hyperopic.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

German Marquez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  Only blemish was a homer allowed to Enrique Hernandez, because a German can’t hold down a Kike.  Damn right!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Our parrot, Mr. Broccoli, asked to be cremated, and we will honor him with a memorial service tomorrow, but until then we have carelessly placed his ashes by the window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He came up a triple shy of a cycle.  Hey, no talk of cycles with Matt Kemp when he’s claiming he’s in the best shape of his life at 33 years old.

Ryan Tepera – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  Or as Ron Howard calls it, Backdraft II: Flaming Elbows.  I can’t wait for the Universal City ride, Tepera’s Battered.  I’d grab Tyler Clippard and you can drop Tepera if you don’t have room.

Sam Gaviglio – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA ar 3.97.  Mentioned Gavi Gavi Gavi in Friday’s Buy as a Stream-o-Nator call, and it did not disappoint, except if you were hoping for a win, then it disappointed.  You and your expectations!

J.A. Happ – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.03.  He cruised through four innings without allowing a run, and I went to brunch, then I came home and vomited up my Bennies.  “Happy long hollandaise weekend…,” and spewing chunks.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  In his last five starts, he has a 1.24 ERA, striking out 23 and walking five, in 29 IP.  He also threw more curves yesterday than in every other start this year, and has a 8.4 K/9, 1.9 BB/9 and 4.09 xFIP.  Essentially, the best he’s looked since his great years in Washington.  He’s not relying on the fastball at all, which is good, since it’s a garbage pitch.  Also, his next start is a positive on the Stream-o-Nator, so, for the first time in a long time, I could see trying him out.

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .310.  The Greek God of Hard Contact is on baseball’s Mount Olympus with Kevin Youkilis and Adonis Garcia.  A holy trinity of Greek players who aren’t really Greek, presided over from above by Zeus Aguilar.

Niko Goodrum – 4-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .236, and these were Goodrum’s first hits all week, but Goodrum is really always hitting .151 in our hearts, right?

Tyler Chatwood – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.54.  The name Chatwood sounds like a phone sex operator, and this start is what happens when you see an actual phone sex operator.  “What are you wearing?”  “Nothing, big boy.”  “Mom, is that you?”  “What the hell are you doing calling this number?!”  “I won’t tell dad if you won’t.”

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25, and he pitchslapped Lance Lynn (1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.49).  As mentioned in the video above, Lester is a Sell, depending on how much you believe in Saberhagenmetrics.

Ian Happ – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .257, as he hit leadoff yesterday.  No joke, I legitimately don’t think there was any reason Happ hit leadoff.  If you told me Maddon was holding the lineup card upside down, I would believe you.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .221.  You have about ten days to still buy Dozier low.

Mitch Garver – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .262.  I was looking at some of the top teams in NFBC overall standings, specifically Lindy Hinkelman’s team, because doode wins $125,000 just about every year.  I was surprised to see Garver as his 2nd catcher, then I saw Garver was hitting .500 in the last week, and I shook my head, sighing, “Lindy.”

Justin Verlander – 5 IP, 5 ER vs. the Rays, ERA up to 2.12.  Welcome to opposite world.  I’ll be your host, Albrey Gright.  You’ll like it here; you’re wealthy and handsome now.  Go out for some rich man’s chowder with that hot dame of yours!

Charlie Morton – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.55 vs. Blake Snell – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.24.  “I wanted both of these guys in March, so why in the effin’ eff don’t I own either of them anywhere?  Not rhetorical, answer me!”  I screamed at myself in the mirror.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4 and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .252.  Fun fact!  Evan was named because he used to live in a van that had an E Street Band poster covering a hole.

Edwin Jackson – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  As I always say, a player is not good until their 15th team.

Danny Salazar – Will have exploratory surgery.  Somebody’s filming a sequel to Innerspace!

Carlos Carrasco – Will return on Friday, and Francona said he hit 97 MPH during his rehab start at Double-A.  The radar gun they use in Double-A is a man, who looks like a walrus, counting Mississippis.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .296.  Most shocking thing about his homer?  That Jo-Ram didn’t follow him with one of his own.  These two have been going back and forth in the 1st half of the season like it’s Rocky-Apollo I.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .233.  Rough and tumble comparison alert!  Edwin is Nelson Cruz minus thirty points on average.

James Paxton – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Still believe Paxton is a sell based on his inability to stay healthy, but not on his pitching ability.  So, if you wanna play with the house’s money, go for it.  Though, Hugh Laurie might have a problem with that.

Brad Keller – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.09.  If I could make a Faustian bargain that I could have Keller’s first 50+ IP, but it meant I had to take his next 50 IP too, I wouldn’t do it.

Tyler Mahle – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Not quite that great on perfs (what the kids call them), but a 9.2 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and 4.03 xFIP definitely plays.  Of course, in tougher matchups, the walks go sideways, literally, and the Ks can’t hold down the fort.  All of which is to say Mahle goes to Wrigley next, and you’re crazy if you think I’m starting him there.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91, as the Reds’ pitching shut down the Brewers Saturday and Sunday.  Last time the Reds pitching shut anyone down was in 2012 with Mat Latos.  By the way, Latos?  Now pitching for the New Jersey Jackals.  Before you feel bad for him, it’s not all bad for Mat — he divorced Dallas.  As for the other Matt, he goes to Wrigley next, and no thanks, or if Rita Wilson is reading, no T. Hanks.

Jose Peraza – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .274, and has three homers this week.  Yesterday’s homer was a grand salami, and the Reds have nine grand slams already this year.  Elias Sports Bureau said that’s the most grand salamis since the San Gennaro Feast was held in Vegas during the AVN Awards.

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  I sold out Gausman pretty quickly after being excited for him in the preseason, due to his 2nd half last year.  Which brings me to my point (finally!), I’m cyclops’ing him hard to repeat his 2nd half.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Machado is such a team player he dedicated this home run to the Dodgers.  Hey, I didn’t say which team.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4 and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .261.  He leads the major leagues for homers in July.  Okay, seriously, he missed all of April, and has eight homers since June 7th.

Shohei Ohtani – Expected to return to DH this week, but not expected to pitch again this year.  At least that’s what I’m saying, I haven’t read anything to that effect.  Just can’t imagine he pitches again.  Cust kayin’.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2-for-13 this weekend as The Sciosciapath unveiled him as the Angels’ new leadoff hitter.  Sure, he’s only hitting .168, but his OBP is .221.  I mean, c’mon, The Sciosciapath doesn’t need a straitjacket.  That’s just ridiculous.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .280.  His home run was an absolute bomb into the upper deck.  It was almost like he was trying to hit that ball all the way to Cleveland to help his former and future (in about three weeks) team.

Steven Matz – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  Mets have already said if they trade anyone from their rotation it will be Syndergaard, because he’s their best pitcher.  Okay, they might’ve had a different reason, but this is the underlying reason.

Noah Syndergaard – Will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.  However, since yesterday was July 1st, let us not forget the Mets paid Bobby Bonilla over a million dollars yesterday.

Luke Weaver – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.16.  Not to be the moist towelette that smells of urine, but you know Weaver’s likely been hurt since May and pitching through it, right?  How do the Cards not know this?  Great question, someone should send it to them:  Cardinals P.O. Box Vatican.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .247.  Just when you think he’s done, he does something worthwhile.  He’s a flim-Pham artist!  By the by, I Googled “film-flam” by accident at first, and instead of “Did you mean flim-flam?” Google just gave me a Murder She Wrote episode titled “Film-Flam” and for a minute I thought that term was a Murder She Wrote invention.

Max Fried – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  The guy with the fantasy team named, Max Fried Chicken & Camargo Adams, is loving life right now, and is Wade Boggs.  Fried is a 93-95 MPH fastball, plus curve and, well, he’s got two pitches and maybe a change that he throws rarely.  When hitters get more familiar with him, he will need to adjust back, then they will adjust back, then…Well, this is the standard right-right-left slow dance pitchers and hitters do.  He goes to Milwaukee next time out, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love it, and I’d be scared in most leagues to try him, but I could see grabbing him for better matchups.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.02.  See the comment I make for Lucchesi about four inches down.  Or eight inches down if a girl’s reading.

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-4, 1 run with his 6th homer on Saturday, and activated on Friday.  Tilde break of dawn!

Nick Kingham – As presupposed here while having a lovely Armenian woman file my nails, Kingham will start for Kuhl.  I say Kuhl indeed, and grabbed Kingham in a few leagues, though I am desperate.  Thanks, Grays!

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .296.  Have absolutely nothing to go on for this other than my gut and I just ate Chipotle, but this feels like the beginning of a big schmotato run.

Colin Moran – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer.  15 homers feels aggressively low, but will anyone on the Pirates hit 20 homers?  Gonna say no.

Jameson Taillon – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.05 vs. Tyson Ross – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.78.  You starting both guys, because, “Two light hitting teams in Petco?  What could go wrong?”  You after, “I look like that skull emoji.”

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (1 hit), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  Not 100% sure why he can no longer throw more than 85 pitches in a game.  Is he on a perennial pitch count?  Or is it deciduous?  I always confuse those two.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.41 vs. Sonny Gray – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.44.  Classic Sox/Yanks matchup like Pedro vs. Don Zimmer.

David Price – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.28 vs. Luis Severino – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.98.  Today, Don Zimmer won.  You know what’s gonna be awesome?  When the Sawx face the Yanks in the playoffs, and it’s Price vs. Gray, the game may never end due to runs being scored.

Kyle Higashioka – and his 1st career hit was a homer.  “He’s going to be the best catcher ever!  Besides Yogi and Munson, of course.  RIP Legends.”  That’s a Yankees homer.

Aaron Hicks – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th, 13th and 14th homers, hitting .258.  From Higashioka to booyakasha!  I did just tell you to buy Aaron Hicks, member?  Open up and buy AH?  Nothing?  Poison songs?  No?  Okay, I did.   The bare essentials of Aaron Hicks’ fantasy value, and not the Bare Essentials in the new mall, is:  as long as Hicks is playing in that lineup, even if he weren’t doing well, he should likely be owned.  And he is doing well.

Zack Godley – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.07.  I was thisclose to streaming him, but, whew, tragedy averted.  Thank God, no Godley.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Au Shizz!

Will Smith – 1/3 IP, and his 2nd save in as many opportunities, ERA at 1.11.  Ginormous headed manager + no closer = Zsa Zsa Gabor.  Whoa, math’s off there.  Was supposed to equal, SAGNOF galore.  Do I think Smith is the closer?  No.  Do I think if the Giants get save opportunities when a lefty is coming up Smith will be used?  Sí, señor y cinco señoritas.

Vince Velasquez – Placed on the DL after being hit with a come backer in his arm.  Man, I really hope he’s–Bring up Enyel De Los Santos!  (Literally screaming.)

Nick Pivetta – 1 IP, 0 ER and the vulture win in the 13th.  Yup, that’s all he did this weekend.  Good stuff.  *whistles, slowly backpedaling out of the room, walks into another room that is filled with Pivetta’s owners from Friday, when he was shellacked, and on their bench on Sunday*  Oh, hey, guys.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting near-.300 since we renewed our vows like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Avisail Garcia – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, and three homers this week.  He went into the weekend as a schmotato, and is coming out samesies.

Carlos Rodon – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.55.  Saddest thing ever?  I now look at my starters like, “Hey, he gave up less runs than innings, good start!”  The Grays have damaged Grey!  Obviously Rodon’s not quite fire emoji on ERA, but his peripherals are even worse (6.7 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 5.53 xFIP).  As my mother-in-law says, TTFN.  That’s ta-ta for now.

Reynaldo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  Subliminally, I nod my whenever this guy is mentioned.  It’s a disease similar to Jimmy Legs; it’s called Lopez Head.

   
  1. Simsbad says:
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    Rank in order ROS: Ohtani (DH), Avisail Garcia, Odor, Aaron Hicks

  2. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    I feel your pain on Happ. Really could’ve used a big pitching day to wrap up the week but instead got duds from him and Ross. 14 ER combined against Detroit and Pittsburgh WTF?

    Picked up Kingham after his call-up, but I’m assuming you wouldn’t start him against the Dodgers today?

    Thanks, Grey! Great stuff as always.

    • Bill Buttlicker says:
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      Morning addendum: Are you risking rolling out C-Mart vs. Arizona today? He’s been riding my bench since that seven-walk start against Cincy, but it looked like he may have made some adjustments last time out. Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Buttlicker: Was so annoying… I’m starting Kingham, but I have to in my league, I wouldn’t necessarily in every league

  3. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Dozier or Odor rest of season?

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Sadly, CBS’ uber aggressive ranking of Gattis gets less ridiculous by the day. Sad because I don’t own him anywhere and because Grey is deprived of some prime ridicule material.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Haha, we’re going back to making fun of Gattis for living in a van

  5. CP says:
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    Please rank Rockies, Mets, Cardinals, Reds, Phils and Dodgers (pitching only) at how completely inept these organizations are with how they handle players and talent? I play NL only so that’s my list.

    Questions:
    1) Do you see Buehler again in the rotation with how they are handling him and Ryu coming back? Is he still a hold in 10 team NL only?

    2) Dexter Fowler leaving on paternity leave and also for being a terrible baseball player, Tyler Oneil getting called back up and has been raking as he always does in AAA. Is he an add over Winker or Nimmo as a ULT bat or do you see Matheny and co. just sending him back down again in favor of the wasteland of production that is the Cardinals RF duo of Fowler and Bader?

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @CP: I’d say Mets first because they’re actively ruining the careers of 3 potential Cy Young candidates; Cardinals 2nd because they already did with Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, and Joe Kelly; after that coin flip because mental damage isnt as devastating as physical damage (in fantasy baseball at least)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CP: Mets, Mets, Mets, Rockies, Reds… 1. I’m holding him 2. Nah, he’ll be sent right back down

  6. TTRA1N says:
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    Acuna went 3/5 3 runs 1HR 2RBis sat. He was activated Fri. Went 0-4. Acuna Mattata!

  7. marti says:
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    n l only which side ray and corbin for bruce and lester

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up! Hope you had a nice weekend, minus the barfed up brunch.

    a. Endured Pivetta start on Friday!

    b. Proceeded to drop him to pick up Kike, who of course didn’t play Sunday. Still happy to have him but…

    c. Then saw the stupid vulture win for Pivetta which would have helped!!

    d. Picked up Dozier off waivers!! Am stoked about that.

    e. In a 5X5 RCL, would you drop Wily Peralta (added on a whim for SAGNOF) to add any of the following starters for today?

    1. Suter, Brent @ home versus MIN [Gibson, Kyle], -0.5% added

    2. Junis, Jakob @home versus CLE [Kluber], -6.1% added

    3. Shields, James @ CIN [Castillo, Luis], +1.7% added

    4. Fiers, Mike @TOR [Borucki, Ryan], +3.8% added

    5. Castillo, Luis @ home CHW [Big Game James], -0.6% added

    6. Chen, Wei-Yin @ home TB [Eovaldi], +1.3% added

    7. Eovaldi, Nathan @MIA [Chen], +16.2% added

    8. Kingham, Nick @ LAD [Wood], +9.6% added

    9. Borucki, Ryan @ home DET [Fiers in the hole], +4.9% added

    Please list all you would add, your top pick may not be available at the time of your advice.

    e. Mark Twain quote of the day for July 2

    Young Man: You really think man is a mere machine?

    Old Man: I do.

    Young Man: And that his mind works automatically and is independent of his control–carries on thought on its own hook?

    Old Man: Yes. It is diligently at work, unceasingly at work, during every waking moment. Have you never tossed about all night, imploring, beseeching, commanding your mind to stop work and let you go to sleep?–you who perhaps imagine that your mind is your servant and must obey your orders, think what you tell it to think, and stop when you tell it to stop. When it chooses to work, there is no way to keep it still for an instant. The brightest man would not be able to supply it with subjects if he had to hunt them up. If it needed the man’s help it would wait for him to give it work when he wakes in the morning.

    Young Man: Maybe it does.

    Old Man: No, it begins right away, before the man gets wide enough awake to give it a suggestion. He may go to sleep saying, “The moment I wake I will think upon such and such a subject,” but he will fail. His mind will be too quick for him; by the time he has become nearly enough awake to be half conscious, he will find that it is already at work upon another subject. Make the experiment and see.

    Young Man: At any rate, he can make it stick to a subject if he wants to.

    Old Man: Not if it find another that suits it better. As a rule it will listen to neither a dull speaker nor a bright one. It refuses all persuasion. The dull speaker wearies it and sends it far away in idle dreams; the bright speaker throws out stimulating ideas which it goes chasing after and is at once unconscious of him and his talk. You cannot keep your mind from wandering, if it wants to; it is master, not you.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A-C I hear ya, I benched Pivetta and missed the vulture win D. Nice! E. 7, 1, 2, 8 F. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Starting Eovaldi! [Fingers and thumbs crossed].

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, good luck!

  9. aardvark says:
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    After two trades I essentially traded Daniel murphy, Dylan bundy, and eduardo Escobar for Brian dozier. How’d I do?

  10. Dave Funnell says:
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    Thank goodness I benched Price yesterday. We lose points for hr surrendered. He scored a -57.67 points in my league. As a frame of reference, Happ, with his disastrous performance scored 8.63 and Stripling 19.44.

    Is it a blip on the radar for all 3 of them? Price has had 2 of his last 3 starts be porous and you did say to try to sell him weeks ago (I’ve tried….believe me I have). Happ has given up a lot of hits in his last 3 games, while Stripling has been good, but I worry about an innings cap. What are your thoughts on this 3 going forward? I already have a lot more elite pitching on my staff, but would hate to drop one or more of them for nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Damn… I still trust Happ and Stripling, I never trusted Price…

  11. Tigres says:
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    Grey! I was on a bus from Boston to NYC yesterday, that coming in from 95 somehow decided to skip the Cross-Bronx, go down the Bruckner, then back up the Deegan, then across the GWB into NJ, then make a small loop around Fort Lee, then go back across the GWB to Manhattan, and finally down the Henry Hudson Parkway to midtown. We got there in the end but it sure wasn’t the most direct route. That is how I felt about Pivetta’s vulture win yesterday!

    • Rafi says:
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      @Tigres:

      I hope you tipped the driver. The cross bronx is the worst.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Rafi: Hey, don’t forget Hunts Point!

    • Nehocstu says:
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      @Tigres:
      From 95 south… 297 west to Cross County South to 687/Major Deegan South to Willis Ave Bridge (one of 2 FREE bridges into Manhattan) to FDR Drive

  12. Gray’s Day says:
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    Grey! Hope you had a great weekend

    I’m in first place in my 7×5 H2H 10 team, 10 player keeper league. I’ve been offered the following trades and hoping you can help me prioritize which trade, if any, is best:

    1) my Severino and Desmond for his Ozuna and Bellinger
    2) Severino for Ozuna, Dozier and Newcomb
    3) Severino for Bellinger, Dozier and Newcomb
    4) Hold

    For context my team:
    C- Realmuto
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Albies
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Trea
    OF – Trout
    OF – Betts
    OF – Desmond
    Util – Muncy
    Bench: Carpenter, D. Murphy
    DL: C. Seager

    Pitching: Severino, Bauer, Ray, Folty, Hill, Maeda, Bieber, Seranthony, Knebel

    Thanks!
    Gray

  13. Kingslayer says:
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    AL Only H2H Weekly League

    Who to start:

    Justin Smoak 84% owned/58% started:
    M. Fiers (R) .100, 10AB
    Z. Wheeler (R) .667, 1 HR, 3AB
    C. Oswalt (R)
    S. Gray (R) .188, 32AB
    L. Severino (R) .375, 2 HR, 16AB
    J. Loaisiga (R)

    or

    Jurickson Profar 76% owned/57% started:
    D. Keuchel (L) .250, 16AB
    L. McCullers (R)
    M. Boyd (L) .000, 2AB
    J. Zimmermann (R)
    M. Fiers (R) .400, 1 HR, 5AB
    M. Fulmer (R) .000, 6AB

      • Kingslayer says:
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        @Grey: Does it change anything that Smoak’s not in the lineup today.

  14. Ozzie Albies' Helmet says:
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    Before the MLB can ever think of adding the DH to the NL (and kill me when that day comes) they need to add a league wide 2nd DH spot that can only hit for catchers.

    I’m at the point where I’m looking at Mike Zunino and struggling to understand if it’s still worth it to trot him out there hoping for his occasional HR, and if that makes up for the O-fer twenty to O-fer thirty stretches that come between them. Then I look at the waivers and it’s Mad Max levels of barren. Slap a C next to Trey Mancini and all of a sudden he’s a top 10 at the position. That’s not even that much of an exaggeration…

    What happened to my precious baby boy sleepers at C this season? Hedges, Barnes, Alfaro, Sisco, Kelly?

    What’s the point of rostering a C if you don’t have one of the 3 fantasy-relevant catchers in baseball? I’m having an existential crisis over the state of catchers in fantasy baseball over here.

    It’s a garbage heap of false promise and wasted potential, I’m looking for a sign from Rhysus as to why it’s not more logical for me to hold onto a schmotato hoping they break out over some “defense first” scrub. Don’t managers and front offices know that defense doesn’t win fantasy championships?

    I can’t wait for Zack Collins, Kiebert Ruiz, and Fransisco Mejia to be the next wave of stud prospects to join the lauded fraternity of catchers and ignore their minor league numbers and put up .210/12/45, as is tradition.

  15. Wilson says:
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    QS league , need QS/ERA/WHIP.. (no W)

    Is it safe to start them?
    Porcello @WSH (Scherzer)
    Eovaldi @Mia (Chen)
    Kingham @LAD (Wood) by your recommand

    Thoughts appreciated.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok Who wouldn’t you start?
        Porcello
        Eovaldi
        Kingham

  16. The Skrimmer says:
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    Choose two to start at MI and Util: Peraza, Profar, Bauers, Span, or Margot. Thanks.

  17. Richard Davis says:
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    My Haniger and M. Chavis for His Kris Bryant in a keep forever Dynasty league? I’m competing now, and Haniger is having a breakout season. But I think Bryant should be back for the stretch run, and with his track record, he is the safer player going forward in the years to come. Thoughts? Thanks in advance

    • Chucky says:
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      The generic answer is of course, Bryant is a former MVP and once back will get back to his old ways. Me? I’m not so sure. Over his last year and a half, his numbers have been anything but MVP caliber. I wish I could be as optimistic, but I’m not. Where did the power go? Everyone hits for power nowadays. Well almost everyone!

      • Richard Davis says:
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        @Chucky: Right. I know, it seems like a “No Brainer” but Bryant has not been very good the last Season and a half, and when healthy, Haniger looks like a top 40 player. And they are roughly the same age. Tough call for sure, that’s why I was looking for advice

      • Richard Davis says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

  18. Jeffe says:
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    Fantastic read, Grey. Quick question. What’s your ROS outlook for Matt Olson and Max Muncy? Who would you prefer? Thanks!

  19. Joel says:
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    How bout that little Nick Pivetta trick Kapler played on my opponent’s fantasy team? Totally unexpected and bumped me over the threshold for that nice little 1IP W

    That’s a tiebreaker in the W category for our teams. That’s a win for the week simply due to this. It’s not delivery, it’s delissio!

    Your backtracking comment states this perfectly.

  20. Dave Funnell says:
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    There’s no way we should start MadBum today at Colorado, right?

  21. Dr. Dick Fitzenbutts says:
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    Stroman or Jon Gray ROS?

  22. Dwayne says:
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    Why is the trade analyzer so broken? How can Joc Pederson be worth -$4 and albies worth $23?

  23. Franklin says:
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    12tm H2H 5×5
    Pick 2 ROS
    Muncy, Healy, Odor, Profar, Lamb

    Appreciate it Grey

  24. Cram It says:
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    I woke up at 2 a.m. today (because I passed out so early from drinking yesterday) and happened upon a baseball movie called Undrafted, based on a true story and directed by Tony Romo (he was a football player. Only minor sarcasm there.). Ever see it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, never heard of it… Was it as bad as it sounds?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: It actually wasn’t! I laughed, I cried and it touched on everything I love about playing ball. Sure, it had its cliches and moments of amateurism, but it wasn’t cheesy or have bad acting in that B movie sort of way. It worked for me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A rousing meh, but it was no bleh!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: 2 and a half claps.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Clap emojis or actual claps?

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Emojis. No one rates movies with actual stars or bags of popcorn.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that is my bad

  25. Blake says:
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    So with Carlos Correa going down, I need a replacement.

    the following are available:

    B Crawford
    K Marte
    J Polanco
    J gyrko
    J peraza
    E Hernandez
    A russel

  26. ryanoger says:
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    Stream Loaisiga home against the Braves?

    Thanks man

  27. Wass says:
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    Trying to sell Price, someone was interested yesterday, his value is lower today but its still worth a shot. 12 team h2h points. Which side in the following deals (position doesn’t matter at all, just true ROS which side is better):

    1) Price/Mazara for Benintendi/Skaggs (TA says even)
    2)Price/Mazara for Grienke (TA favors Price side)
    3)Price/Mazara for C-Mart

    Also would you please rank the following 5 SP for ROS:

    Greinke, C-Mart, Price, Porcello, Skaggs

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wass: The non-Price side in each… Greinke, C-Mart

      • Wass says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I assumed since I know you are super low on Price just wanted to make sure its fair. Is Porcello > Price ROS? This owner also said he was interested in Porcello. Thank you for the advice as always!

          • Wass says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey have a great ROM (rest of Monday)

  28. Ellis says:
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    Which is the best play for the week

    Hand 6 (2 @ Oak, 4 @ Ari)
    Familia 5 (2 @ Tor, 3 v TB)
    Rondon 6 (2 @ Tex, 4 v CHW)

    thank you

  29. Rafi says:
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    Sup Grey! Woke up this morning to the following offer in 14 team h2h 5×5 obp league, which I’m currently already in 1st place in.

    My Trevor Bauer and Edwin Diaz for his Manny Machado, Gio Gonzalez and Matt Olson.

    I don’t need to make a move but the idea of adding Machado is tempting. Obv would hurt ratios and saves tho. Thoughts?

    • Rafi says:
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      @Rafi:

      I know he’s looking to get an ace and a closer but I’m thinking I may just counter with Bauer for Machado. They’re not bad but I don’t really need Olson or Gio.

      And could absorb the Bauer loss (rest of SP’s: Cole, Carrasco, Corbin, Carlos Martinez, Pivetta, Loaisiga)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rafi: I’d try the Bauer for Machado straight up trade

  30. Jon says:
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    Add Clippard over Bradley, Giles, Minter, Winkler, or Yates? 5×5 scoring

  31. Chucky says:
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    Pollock getting activated today. Would you start him if you knew he was going to be alternating games until the break?

  32. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    if weaver IS lying about an injury, he’d be folllowing in wainwrong’s footsteps, who as the “team leader” (how the media portray him) set the example that has led to:
    -bowman (his fingers go numb and turn greyish due to a anemiaish condition but he lied about it for over a month and tried to play with it)
    -carmart (came back early from a lat strain and later admitted he was too scared to throw effectively for at least 3 starts due to pretty much knowing he was still hurt)
    -reyes (when told he was coming out of his one game due to being clearly tired, proceeded to convince trainers he was fine by nearly ripping his lat off the bone to prove he still had it and should remain in the game)
    – gregerson (rushed himself back from knee/leg thing in camp, then to compensate overexerted his shoulder/back in small MLB innings, FINALLY got the knee surgery he needed probably since feb or march)
    – leone (nerve damage in elbow, i guess we COULD believe that just showed up and he hadn’t been pitching with it for a while before)
    – wainwrong himself (has for about 3 years now bitched at the fantasy community about how he’s “still good when healthy” yet lies about BEING HEALTHY when he never has been for 3 years and leverages his previously awesome career to continue to play while injured to the detriment of the team and his influence sure appears to be some sort of cancerous growth on the entire pitching staff)

    wacha, honestly is the only pitcher injured that didn’t cover it up in some way.

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: yeah i’m telling ya, it might not have been before, but wainwrong is the “team leader” and his ass has been doing this for 3 years straight, and he even makes comments that it’s ok to do it when caught. clearly the fans and team shouldn’t like this behavior at ALL, basically it’s a game where it’s the players vs the team/fans (and the players vs THEMSELVES since it’s not good for THEM to play hurt either but they are too stupid to know this)

  33. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    Ohhhhh Dream Weav ah, I believe you just made your last start for me two niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight…..

  34. Dean Chennault says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What’s your thoughts on Darvish’s form, assuming he returns this year? I’m in a H2H 12-team, 6×6 K/9 league, with only one DL spot and I’m contemplating dropping him.

    Here’s my current staff:
    Archer, (DL), Darvish (DL), Morton, J.A. Happ, Porcello, Flaherty, Streamer (we get 6 adds a week).

    I’m bouncing between 1st and 3rd for most of the year. Thoughts on drop/hold?

    Thanks and have a great day!

  35. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h limited season moves (budget)

    So…I am in a precarious position and need your advise

    Here is my current line up

    C Grandal
    1B Bellinger
    2B Albies
    3B Suarez
    SS Anderson
    OF Betts
    OF Hoskins
    OF Acuna
    UTL Carpenter
    BN Haniger
    BN Gallo
    DL Correa
    DL Cervelli

    So, I picked up Suarez and Carpenter early in the year off waivers and never really expected to keep them, but as you know, they have both been awesome this year (well..Carpenter has been awesome since the beginning of May). In OBP, Suarez has been a top 40 player all year and Carpenter has been a top 10 hitter the past 2 months. The problem here is that I don’t want to carry two bench bats (when Cervelli and Correa come back in the next week or so) and I don’t think any of these guys (sans Grandal and Anderson) are droppable. I have been working hard in trying to trade someone like Gallo for a starting pitcher to no avail. I’ve even received comments like “I’ll just pick him up in a week when you drop him.” Gallo hasn’t been amazing this year, but he’s still the 85th ranked player in OBP, I should be able to get something for him, right?

    1) None of my core hitters are droppable, right?

    2) Still keep working the trade talks, hoping for an injury or something?

    3) Should I try to go big instead? Maybe something like Bellinger for Strasburg?

    Thanks!

  36. Cale Tesch says:
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    Hicks or Wil Myers ROS?

  37. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league, I am leading in most categories, just need solid production.

    Please pick one to START for the week:

    Kike – 3vPit, [email protected]
    Winker – 3vCHW, [email protected]

    Please pick 2 to START for the week:

    Cruz – [email protected]
    Scooter – 3vCHW, [email protected]
    Rendon – [email protected]
    T Anderson – [email protected], [email protected]

    I am leaning towards Winker, Scooter, and Rendon

    Thanks. Hope you have a great Fourth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Kike — Cruz, Rendon, no idea of Cruz or Rendon’s matchups tho

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  38. Molina bros bbq says:
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    I took the odor plunge again last night and I feel dirty…

    5×5 obp no avg keeper league.

    1. Lucchesi or wheeler worth using one of 21 remaining moves? Like them both but trying to be economical with my moves. Potential for Lucchesi to be a keeper at $10? Probably has to show he can throw more than 85 pitches first, eh? Would likely be dropping Dyson. I’ve been holding Dyson waiting to drop him for either a surefire closer resulting from a trade or Kyle Tucker or Willie Calhoun being promoted.

    My staff: Verlander, Mikolas, pivetta, folty, Bieber, Kingham, Doolittle, Dominguez, Yates, Dyson

    2. Sell Eaton and/or e Escobar or hold? I have Eaton and odor on my bench. Offense is pretty solid otherwise. Been swapping Eaton in for m Taylor depending who plays on a given day but most of my other guys play every day. You don’t think Eaton will stay healthy right? Wondering if you believe in Escobar ros or if he’s a sell if I can get something good in return. Escobar is keepable at $10 next year and $15 the year after should one desire to do so.

    Thanks gray

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      @Molina bros bbq: Just dropped Dyson for J. Jimenez with the news breaking about Shane Greene hitting the DL with a sore shoulder. SAGNOF, right? So I wont be able to pick up another pitcher unless I drop or trade an offensive player. Still interested in your thoughts about Lucchesi and Wheeler ROS and beyond and your thoughts about Eaton/E Escobar being candidates to sell or hold. I would ideally like to have one bench bat instead of two and carry another pitcher but that’s not a big issue right now.

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Molina Bros BBQ: Lucchesi just added by another team. Flurry of activity this morning!

  39. Thomas Petrone says:
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    is Walker Buehler a straight drop since he was optioned to AAA ? also better immediate DL pickup/stash – Trevor Cahill or Hyun Jin Ryu?

  40. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Thanks, Gray. I see you are using the Spice Girls song lyrics to give me subliminal messages about either Chris Davis, K.Morales, Drury, Davidson, or Cron.

    “If you want my future forget my past”

    Could you please rank them for top 3 ROS?

    Thanks,
    “5×5 14-team OBP Spice”

  41. Jon says:
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    Matt Chapman is coming off the DL tomorrow – like him over Choo, Billy Hamilton, Nimmo, or Brandon Crawford? 5×5 scoring

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Jon: Drop Hamilton for Chapman.

  42. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league, I am also leading in most pitching categories. I need help in Wins and Saves but its nothing desperate.

    I am starting the following 5 guys this week, need to pick 2 more. I am starting:

    Sale, Verlander, Corbin, Hand, Soria. I am getting 3 total starts from those SPs.

    Please pick 2 more to START for the week:

    R Iglesias – 3vCHW, 3[email protected]
    F Peralta – 1 start v ATL
    Rich Hill – 1 start v PIT
    Hader – 3vMIN, 4vATL

    Thanks

  43. Gotime says:
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    12tm H2H weekly lock. QS not wins. Need 3 more pitchers. Which 3 to start:

    Wood: 2 starts vs. Pit @ LAA
    Eflin: maybe 2 starts vs. Bal @ Pit
    Flaherty: 2 starts @ Ari @ SF
    Newcomb: 2 starts @ NYY @ Mil
    Folty: 1 start @ Mil
    Maeda: 1 start @ LAA

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I have Biebs @ KC, stick with him over 2 start Flaherty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Flaherty for 2 starts

  44. Carls says:
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    GREY!

    Who is my drop?

    Schebler
    Grichuk
    Cron

    Cron is ICE cold but I can carry him if necessary. Grichuk is hot. Schebler is leftie so I can platoon him against righties. Thoughts?

    Thank you.

  45. Five-on_one says:
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    12 team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Looking for pitching advice for the coming week. Please Rank:

    2-start Boyd: vTex ($3.1) and @TB ($5.5) (Dokken has him 57th)
    2-start Mejia: vBAL ($1.5) and vKC ($8.5)
    Kingham: vPHI ($8.7) (55th by Dokken)
    Roark: vMIA ($3.6) (75th by Dokken)
    Zimmermann: vTEX ($1.6)

  46. pistucchi says:
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    12 team h2h points league.

    Hold onto Rodon? Or drop him for a 2 start Suter this week?

    Rodon only plays once this week vs. Houston. Suter plays Min and ATL.

  47. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    i’m sure few of us knew this (i had not a clue) but salvy’s only got an OPS of around 630 halfway through the season. that’s warped, ugly shit. and due to him being salvy, i’m sure his owners are just holding on still, probably could’ve had gattis when he finally woke up in a lot of spots, or chirinos for the last 8 or so days.

  48. Jason Morgan says:
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    When Cano returns how do you rank these 2B rest of season in a head to head points league?

    Cano, Zobrist, Peraza and Enrique Hernandez?

    Thank you.

  49. Ostyle15 says:
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    Most Excellent Round up Maestro.

    Think I’m OF heavy and trying to figure out who to start this week. We have 4 OF positions (14 team H2H 6×6, weekly lock), who do you bench out of the following:

    Marte, Peralta, Mazara, K.Davis, Kemp

    Have Aguilar in my Utility spot (with Goldy on 1b).

    Thanks for your time and feedback, cheers!

  50. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I get 4 adds per week in my 12-team h2h league. I have two empty spots right now. Here are a list of candidates to fill them, along with my commentary:

    Jose Bautista: Is this really happening in 2018?
    Gregory Polanco: I’m the hottest schmotato for your fantasy platoon
    Ben Zobrist: playing 2 out of 3 ain’t bad?
    Avisail Garcia: He may hit, he may sail away with your hopes and dreams
    Ryon Healy: Like him. Don’t know where I’d play him.

    Danny Duffy: Maybe he struggles with strikes because he’s drinking duff.
    Kevin Gausman: May be a Gausman, he’s certainly not a WHIP man.
    Marco Gonzalez: Gone are the days you felt clever for owning him
    Dereck Rodriguez: Who? Oh, whatever. AT&T is huge!
    Matt Harvey: See Bautista, Jose, above.

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain (inj)/Teoscar Util –  Rendon , Bench – LeMahieu

    SP – Berrios, Corbin, Ross, Newcomb, Suter, Eovaldi; RP – Davis, Morrow, Seranthony, Barraclough

    DL (2 spots)-  Cespedes, Darvish

    • Joe Beisbol says:
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      @Joe Beisbol:

      I guess I’ll add Joe Jimenez since Greene is hurt, though Jimenez has been terrible in 2 of his last 4 appearance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: I’d look at pitcher matchups — not sure where you’re playing any of these bats

  51. md says:
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    Peraza, Kike, C. Taylor…in that order? Done with Taylor?

  52. Ted Williams’ Frozen Head says:
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    Congrats on avoiding the demotion Grey! I’ve got a chance to snag Altuve in one league, 12t h2h, would give Albies/Soto/Morrow for Altuve/Yoenis – pull the trigger there?

  53. Drew says:
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    Asdrubal or Jorge Polanco ROS?

  54. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey
    1 Most expendable SPs are Newcomb, Taillon, Bieber, Sabathia
    Any worth cutting for Eovaldi, Eflin, Matz, Fried or Rich Hill?

    2 Most expendable position players are Cesar Hernandez, Schebler, Puig
    Any of them worth cutting for Ian Happ, Grichuk, Addison Russell, Jesse Winker…(for UTIL)?

    Thanks, my over-the-internet friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. CC for Eflin or Matz depending on matchups 2. Meh

  55. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Another sweet Innerspace reference.

  56. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Morning Brother Grey!

    1. Start C-Mart tonight away at AZ vs. Godley? I have 12 starts in this league, need W’s and K’s bad! He’s the “ace” I drafted, but even I’m skeptical after the Cleveland start.

    2. I added Gausman based off SON’s Thursday recommendation, had to start him Sunday when SON downgraded him. Glad I did! Should I just HODL for now, or drop for a streamer and take a wait and see approach? High chance if I drop him to waivers someone else will grab him.

    3. Flipped Mazaran in 4 leagues, added Avasail Garcia in all 4 leagues. Do you think he stays hot long enough for Kyle Tucker to come up, or was this last week of production a fluke/good matchups? Hittertron loves the scrubs in Coors the next few days out and I could grab Gorkys Hernandez and/or Alen Hanson.

    Guide me through the forest FML, I need to see through the trees. Appreciate all that you do!

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brothahman! Will be watching the Cards vs. D Backs game with great excitement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, can’t wait!

  57. JC says:
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    Drop Rodon for Loaisiga?

  58. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    who would you start this week?
    F. Garcia home v. Braves
    Stripling at Angels

    Thanks

      • jocrafe says:
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        @Grey: Crap. Peralta. (Done drinking.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not Freddy Garcia? I’d go Stripling

          • jocrafe says:
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            @Grey: Freddy Garcia had a great year in 2001!

            • Grey

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              Plus he looked just like The Great Khali

  59. Let's Play Two says:
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    I have paralysis of analysis and haven’t been able to pull the trigger on a couple deals. I own Scooter and Correa now at 2B and SS.

    In a standard roto using R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG . I’m in 1st place, but HR, RBI, AVG categories are tight between a few teams – I’m 2nd, 2nd and 3rd respectively in those categories.

    Current lineup:

    C Molina
    1B Freeman
    2B Scooter
    3B Arenado
    SS Correa
    OF Trout, Betts, Benintendi, Judge
    UTIL Springer, Goldschmidt
    BENCH Gordon, T. Anderson

    I will need to trade two players for one to make room for a couple of my SP coming off the DL soon. I was thinking of moving Anderson and Gordon.

    If this was your team Grey, who do you put at 2B and SS for ROS?

    Scooter, Story, Correa, Baez, Dozier, T. Anderson

  60. WhatdaDodgers says:
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    Hi Gray,
    Im in 12team H2H AVG OBP R RBI HR SB
    Would yoi rather own Puig or Joc ROS?
    I need to cut one..

  61. Kyzr5 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please help.

    10-team H2H

    SP: A. Wood (PIT; @ LAA)
    SP: S. Newcomb (@NYY; @MIL)
    SP: J. Flahrety (@ARI; @SF)
    SP: C. Richard (@OAK; @ARI)
    SP: B. Snell (@NYM)

    Bench: K. Hendricks (DET; @SF possibly sunday)
    Bench: N. Pivetta (@PIT)

    Leave as is or make a change?

    I like Pivetta against PIT but facing I’m facing a tough opponent so I wanted to maximize 2-start pitchers; thus grabbed C. Richard and Hendricks has been high walk rate and HR.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyzr5: Is that Clayton Richard? Bench him for either, prolly Hendricks

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Grey: Got it. Yes, I grabbed him cause last 10 games he’s pitched 6in or more w/ 8 QS. Put Hendricks in his stead. Thanks!

          • Kyzr5 says:
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            @Grey: Do you recommend Acuna for this week over Ozuna – current OF: Betts, Beni, Ozuna, N. Cruz(U)

  62. jdred5 says:
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    Good morning!
    1) Is Jon Gray droppable? I assume so, but I have a tough time giving up on the glorious K’s.
    2) Pick 1 in a weekly lineup 5×5 roto league (limited moves so no finding someone to stream instead): Last pitching spot could be:
    a) Newcomb @NYY & @MIL – I’m terrified of the Yankee start
    b) Rey. Lopez @ HOU – also seems awful
    c) Alvarado – almost no upside, but less likely to be creamed.
    Thanks!

  63. ctrengove says:
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    Grey,

    Howdy! No questions, at least for now. But check out the week I had:

    My top 9 scorers:
    Alex Bregman – 87(!) points (5 HRs, 5 2Bs, 10 RBI)
    Blake Snell – 76 points (14.1 IP, 20Ks, 1 ER, 2 W, 2QS)
    Javier Baez – 65 points (2 HRs, 6 2Bs, 11 RBI, 10R)
    Charlie Morton – 61 points (13.2 IP, 24 K, 1W, 2QS)
    Jed Lowrie – 57 points (3 HRs, 3 2Bs, 6RBI)
    Anthony Rendon – 41 points
    Max Muncy – 40 points
    Rhys Hoskins – 37 points

    Plus I streamed (and held onto) Shane Bieber and Marcus Stroman.

    Final: 753(!!) to 512. And my average weekly score before this week was 563. Crushed it.

    13-0.

    Happy Monday!
    Mitch Haniger – 37 points

    • ctrengove says:
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      @ctrengove:

      lol, bit of a formatting problem in above comment. Looks like Mitch Haniger was my post script exclamation mark.

  64. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Wow – Odor is really coming on strong. Is he a buy? Haha – just kidding – had him on my team last year and never again. I am going to need to make room for Pollock when he comes off the DL – which of these would you drop:

    Nimmo
    Trumbo
    Kike
    Schebler
    Moreland

    12 Team Roto – these are players I’ve shuffled between outfield and util.

  65. American Troutfisher says:
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    Smoak v Matt Davidson ROS?

  66. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’m hesitant to start Ray vs Cards today? SON likes it.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @FrankGrimes: why, STL’s offense is mostly shit. seriously go look i’ll wait. they’re like no better than 21st or something in any main hitting stat (OPS/OBP/runs etc). they also K’d like 10 or something times against ray himself a bit back if you believe that hitter vs pitcher mickey mouse shite. all the above are likely why SON loves it. also ray looked good in his return game last time out.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: and if yr into the recency bias they’re also 19th in WOBA last 2 weeks. at this point i’m curious what reason NOT to play ray here.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @The Harrow:

          ok ok I’ll start him…

          You must be a cubs fan haha

          • The Harrow says:
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            @FrankGrimes: not a CUBS fan, just what’s true.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I have no idea what that means but you convinced me!

        Is Fauda season 2 any good? Ima try to fit it in this week or move on?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it was solid, I did like the 1st season better tho

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            What should I watch after Fauda?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:

                That in English? Like last 4/5 shows I’ve seen were subtitled. Haha.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, it is British

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Can try Expanse too, but that’s Prime

  67. bill amodeo says:
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    Grey,

    Santana or Castellanos ros?

  68. William Hung says:
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    My current rankings in my H2H league in HRs and RBIs are 4th and 5th, respectively (10 team league). I’m only 4 HRs behind 1st, but a staggering 60 RBIs behind 1st.

    My team is currently:
    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS-Lindor
    OF- Betts, Rosario, Desmond
    UTIL-Shaw
    B- Gallo, B-Hamilton

    One move I’ve been thinking about is picking up Odor (dropping Hamilton) since that’s an obvious RBI upgrade over Merrifield, and then moving Merrifield to my UTIL spot for the SBs cause for some reason Hamilton knows when I have him and then stops stealing…

  69. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    soylent greene getting fed to the people. go jo jo jimenez

  70. Jack says:
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    Gallo, Dietrich, Healy, or Chapman? Thx.

  71. Last one out of Liberty city says:
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    Would you prefer will smith or jiminez?

    Also bench spot -do you prefer Kemp, Hicks or Odor?

    Thanks

  72. Don Majikowski says:
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    What are your thoughts on Timmy Anderson as a keeper next year? Rough overall ranking range? Thanks!

  73. Fogimon says:
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    I know we probably shouldn’t talk about the scent, but I have decisions yo.

    In a league where I need HR, R, SB more than anything else, who to start this week;

    Odor 2vHou [email protected]
    Cesar 2vBal [email protected]

  74. Fogimon says:
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    Chances Pollock comes back this week and makes an impact on fantasy?

    Would be benching Nimmo and risking DNP’s for Pollock.

  75. lwomack58 says:
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    Desmond for Hader?

    Thanks

  76. ctrengove says:
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    Grey, actually I do have a question.

    What are you doing with Walker Buehler? I’m pretty sure my team is deep enough to hold him while he’s on assignment, but SPs aren’t in short supply this season (e.g. I just picked up Stroman, Bieber, and Eflin these past few days).

    Probably hold Buehler, right?

    PS: I dropped Gio Gonzalez and Quintana for 2 of the aforementioned. They’re both garbage right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you dropped Quintana, your league is not deep enough to keep Buehler

  77. lwomack58 says:
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    One more question

    Streamer for tomorrow-Please rank

    Estrada vs NYM-Son 3.5
    Wheeler @ Tor-Son 0.6
    DeSclafani vs CHW-Son 19.1
    German vs Atl-Son 13.7

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeScalfani, German

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you and have a great day

  78. Caught Looking says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Safe to drop Conforto… Again?

  79. Jason says:
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    Are you holding Heaney? Buehler?

  80. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Someone in my league dropped Arrieta. I know he’s been a bit of a disappointment this year, but worth a speculative add?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league, likely

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        10 team league where SP categories are Wins, Ks, and ERA.
        Current SPs in my roster are:
        -Greinke
        -McCullers
        -Pivetta
        -Bieber
        -Guerra
        -Sabathia
        -Peralta
        -*streamer du jour
        DL- Wacha, Carrasco, Darvish

        Drop one of these regulars for Arrieta?

        Thanks!

  81. Evil Knebel says:
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    Hate doing it but eventually I have to roll the dice on C-Mart again so today is the day. Anyways, Buehler was dropped with his demotion, add him for Alex Wood?

  82. jose says:
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    Do we have a term for picking up a guy and then he gets hurt that day? Picked up Almora for Saturdays game for avg and runs (3-3, 1R and 2 RBI) and he left with leg cramps and was out for Sunday. Picked up Russel for Sunday’s game and he left after getting his hand stepped on!

    Looking to replace Russell today. SF is at COL. Pick up Cargo, Gorkys, or Hansen?

    Thanks,

    Josh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah, we don’t have anything…yet! CarGo, but depends who’s playing more than who is available wait for lineups

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: Hittertron liked SF players better since Bumgarner is throwing I guess. Freeland hasn’t been bad though either.

        Could also go with Granderson or Morales against Fiers. I’ve been rolling Grichuk for about a week now and it’s been worthwhile.

        Still lean toward a COL/SF bat?

  83. Balke says:
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    Giles droppable for Jiminez?

  84. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    12 team 7×7 w/ QS

    A) Stream Eovaldi or Gibson today? SoN has them in that order.

    B) Is Travis Shaw a drop going forward in 12 team leagues? He’s my only bench bat and I could add Yo to put in my open DL spot then pick up Hicks or any other hot bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes, follow SON B. Nope

  85. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Alright…I told you I ran a DFS line up out there on Friday with Broxton and a bunch of clowns? 9th place out of 4800 entries. Had Kingery in there. Rendon. Coulda won if not for G Cole with an off night vs Rays. 20x my $ though.

    I gained ground on you in the NFBC and dropped two spots in the standings. My sense from the tone of the comments is a few of your teams might be leaking oil.

    Oaktown Kids extended their lead to 18 points. They’ve had a red hot Jason Hayward in the line up for a couple weeks now. Hey Culligan Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! That’s how they hook ya!

      Sliding Hildenberger into my lineup and Happ spewing vom didn’t help much

      Flukazy! They are on top of it with Heyward, impressive!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Oh yeah, lost Greene in the Kids league as you did in NFBC I think. He was high quality garbage for half a year. They added KC Peralta but not sure that’s the answer at all

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I’m now between Tyson Ross in an away start and Cam Bedrosian, fun!

  86. peacecoast says:
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    ROS: Odor, Avisail, Deitrich, Kike, Duffy?

    Americans question (SPOILER FUCK OFF). The dude’s second wife ?Martha the receptionist for the FBI boss John Boy (can’t get past that). So does she know he is a spy? He took off his disguise and told her something but does she know to what depth she is in with him? I am in season 4 just FYI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor — Yes, she knows she’s screwed

  87. Turd Wendell says:
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    I may never be more proud of a trade. 12 tm ,h2h 5×5

    I sent : Yelich, Morton, Flaherty, Edwin, A. Hicks, and Eflin

    I receive : Arenado, Hoskins, W. Myers, J. Gray, F. Peralta, K. Mart

    My new and sexy lineup

    C- Zunino
    1b- Abreu
    2b- Jo Ram
    SS – Turner
    3b- Arenado
    OF- Ozuna Hoskins Puig
    UTIL Myers, Murphy
    Bench- Taylor, G. Polanco

    SP- Bum, Pivetta, Newcomb, Johnny Lasanga, Peralta
    RP- Rondon Jimenez
    Bench Wacha, Buheler,
    DL – Tanaka Archer

    I’m now focused on trading for an arm. McCaullers was someone I’m interested in. Trying to consolidate bench bats. Any suggestions my man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig and Polanco for McCullers? Myers?

  88. Munster89 says:
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    Kike or Odor?

  89. Josh C says:
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    Andrus, Asdrubal or Peraza ROS?

    I have Andrus right now- would you drop for either of the other two?

    Thanks

  90. Just dont get it says:
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    in a 10 team al/nl H2H weekly points league just wondering what I am missing. Ceaser hernandez 2b is and has been available for a couple weeks now and no one will pick him up. Whats going on….I have Dee Gordon at 2b now but C.H. in my league is #6 overall 2b. I’d have to drop NIMO but my OF now is KH davis, trout, j upton, nick cast I could play out there or even Dee if needed. Your thoughts? thx Grey !!

  91. Jack says:
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    Zunino or Astudillo?

  92. Fogimon says:
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    Pick 2 please;

    Berrios @ MIL
    German vs ATL
    Pivetta @ Pit
    Hendricks vs Det

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios, Hendricks

  93. Ceaser or Enrique says:
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    in a 10 team al/nl H2H weekly points league Ceaser Hernandez 2B only or Enrique Hernandez 2B, SS, OF ( makes him a lil more enticing to me ) which one ROS and do you think Enrique is just been hot the last month and/or do you think the Dodgers will keep getting him AB’s because they are much less over that same time span and i’m sure he can’t keep up his 1-10 ab’s HR pace he’s on now…..

  94. Steve D. says:
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    Skipped pitching for the most part after drafting Kershaw in the first round, and now people are throwing struggling arms overboard faster than you can shake a stick at. Luis Castillo, Kyle Hendricks and Jon Gray landed on waivers free and clear this week. I’m ways a believer in regression to the mean and track record. Is it worth picking up either of these guys? 12 team 5×5 redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Hendricks

  95. J-FOH says:
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    Love the They Live animation in the video.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! The video guys were very happy to use it too

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: That movie was the perfect storm of awesome when I was in middle school. Wouldn’t hate to see a re-make though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh, great idea, as long as it’s not Chris Pratt or Pine or Klein or any Chris

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: like getting Rowdy in there we need someone who isn’t some a list actor…ooh Giancarlo in his first movie role?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              WOW! Why are you not in charge of a studio?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Id spend half my budget on re-making movies that didn’t work out so well. Like Dreamscape and Darkman

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ebert always said instead of remaking good movies, remake terrible movies and fix them…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Im really feeling this, I’m deciding on my studio head name. Jack Fohberg or Jack Fohstein?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Jack Fohlburg — try it out

  96. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Rank ROS: Odor, DeJong, Lawrie, Tim Anderson, Escobar, Moncada, Solarte, Kike

    6×6 OPS

    Also…Cespedes is a free agent. Will he ever play again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis should, possibly, before Lawrie — Anderson, Odor

  97. Ron Swanson says:
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    Should I trade Springer for deGrom?

      • Ron Swanson says:
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        @Grey: which ace type would he fair for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None, trade a lesser bat for a lesser SP

  98. Launch Angle says:
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    Any thoughts on Pollock and what you expect him to do stat-wise when he comes back?

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following. who do you like?

    kingham – @ lad, vs phi
    stroman – vs nym
    wheeler – @ tor, vs tb

    thanks!

  100. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    I have Xander locked into my Util spot (Story at SS) and I’m looking to move him for a bat that gives me some flexibility – what level of bat/player would you be looking for from a team in need of a SS? 15 team roto

    Thank you

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Would you do Pham?

          • Jimmy Jack James says:
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            @Grey: Thanks and thanks for the daily content/entertainment

  101. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I thought some were getting to aggressive with their Taillon ROS rankings when he added his slider. I thought, “Oh great, another pitch that he can command sparingly.” Honestly, he got squeezed yesterday and it directly lead to several runs, but it’s not like he pitched well. And yes, of course I started him.

    Also, big shot out to C*nt Hurdle for yanking him at 88 pitches and one out away from qualifying for a win with Freddy Galvis at the plate. What a D.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t watch yesterday’s start, figured it was a throwaway game from him and he could be okay still…. Hurdle is such a Clint

  102. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    rossell H or fletcher, TRON surprisingly for the 7 day rater prefers rosell H, possibly from lineup placement. it prefers him surprisingly both from a total and a per game perspective. i need a SS in AL only with OBP/total bases due to correa being out. i had nabbed rosell H since i wasn’t sure fletcher would play everyday, but he has played 4 in a row.

  103. Jack says:
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    Moncada or DeJong?

    • Jack says:
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      Or Odor

  104. prey879 says:
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    Trade Darvish, Buehler, and Moreland for JA Happ and Desmond?

    Still do it if have to swap Bieber in for Buehler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ side, not close… Sure

  105. OaktownSteve says:
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    Anibal in The House That Jeter Built. Your thoughts?

    Nfbc I rolled the Castillo double start week with supreme confidence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Supreme delusion? Kidding, hopefully it works out… Anibal? Whatcha mean?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You think Sanchez gives a good effort or the yanks eat him up today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Eat him up

  106. Let's Play Two says:
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    Giving up too much to offer Correa and Story for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Two top 40 players for a top 10 one

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        So make the offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need 2 guys vs. one — it’s fair

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            No, I would be giving up MY Correa and Story for Lindor.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair still, if it’s a shallow league and you can consolidate, go for it

              • Let's Play Two says:
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                It is…10-team standard, roto.

                Thanks Grey Matter.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d want Lindor in a 10-teamer

  107. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. Which side?
    A: Cruz, Avisail, Leclerc
    B: Khrush, Domingo German, Romo

  108. Dino says:
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    I have Grandal but he’s been sitting a lot lately for a righty/lefty platoon with Barnes- not to mention he’s ice cold. Is Grandal a drop candidate? Just a slump? Or should I start streaming catchers? Chirinos, Zunino, or Gomes are available this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those guys aren’t much better

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Dino: those 3 at least play most days. if no moves limits just stream the hottest one or whichever TRON likes most, chirinos been hottest. OBP wolf been pretty turrible for a bit (might be a long bit actually)

  109. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Trade Robbie Ray for Dozier?

  110. Chris D says:
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    Dynasty league

    Cut Arrieta for Kyle Hendricks? Both having real rough years, but Kyle is younger and Jake just isn’t really getting me anything right now.

    Could also cut a guy like Lucchesi for Hendricks but I think he has was more upside.

    Hope you have a great rest the day Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like shuffling deck chairs on Titanic… I’d prefer Hendricks, but neither really

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: hahah thanks Grey. I think Hendricks is better bounce back guy at this point with the better offense.

  111. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just lost Shane Greene to the DL – would you rather have Romo or Clippard?

    Thanks

  112. Cram It says:
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    Re: Shane Greene…dude I just dropped Jimenez yesterday in ‘Perts and if he starts getting saves it’ll be like the 57th reliever I dropped in that league to get saves within a day or 2 of dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I saw that

  113. aardvark says:
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    Would you drop either hamels or godley for Gausman?

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: is Jason heyward a buy? Or just a hot schmotato

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @aardvark: Probably league specific but in a vacuum he’s a strong maybe. The winning narrative is that in Chili Davis he’s got the right guy for the job. Under David s the A’s had good offensive teams in that brief Donaldson led 3-4 year run. It’s not impossible to think he’s found something. Has always seemed like the yolks were there obviously

        • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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          @aardvark: he’s been doing well for like 5 or so weeks now (for deeper leagues though, he’s not a buy over somebody you could get in some 12’ers like trumbone)

  114. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jays with three hits against Mike Fiers? Oooooohkay

  115. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I thinking of grabbing Yarbrough for tomorrow’s game @Mia. Is his usage pattern holds, he’ll be brought in the 2nd or 3rd and pitch upwards of 6 innings. Shallow mixed starts limit league. Is this idea crazy like a fox (good), or crazy like a Sciosciapath (bad)?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: i just required in AL only, and some 16 teamers will use as of tomorrow. i didn’t know he was listed as the “starter” however, which is neat, since it makes it MUCH easier to stream/add him in ALL leagues, as you’d have to actually look/guess from the last time he started to know when he’s starting, he wouldn’t just show up in the “probable” list in fantasy leagues.

  116. prey879 says:
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    Do you have any preference of John Hicks or Tom Murphy? Seemed in your Buy/Sell that you view them about the same.

    Just need a catcher until Sanchez comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks by a smidge

  117. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pick to click tonight…Charlie Culberson

  118. Don Majikowski says:
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    If I am falling out of contention this year is it time to grab Tatis? When do you envision him being up for good?

  119. OaktownSteve says:
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    Joe Jimenez does not have a closers mentality, I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, is that what it is?

  120. mookie says:
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    AL-only keeper league.

    Would you trade Chris Archer, Devon Travis, Frankie Montas & Triston McKenzie for Brian Dozier and Cody Allen?

    2B/MI is bleak for me right now – Travis, Wendle, Valbuena, J. Polanco (MI), Xander (MI). My pitching is Severino, Archer (DL), McCullers, Liriano, B. Parker, Mengden (DL), Kimbrel, Kelly, Rodney, Gibson, Montas, A. Miller (DL).

  121. Bk says:
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    Picked up Kingham in a 12 team long roster league; pitchers hard to come by.

    I mostly grabbed to hold him, and PHI start looks like a good matchup; would you roll him out there today? (1.)

    2.) Is Gausman a stash in 10-12 team leagues? He’s been decent but his K rate is low. How deep are you interested?

    3.) I dropped Margot in all my leagues for Avisail. Riding the streak, hope it doesn’t bite me. You like Garcia outside of his hot streak? Top 50 OF?

    4.) Is Hirano still a hold in 10 team? Box doesn’t seem to be on shaky ground.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him, 2. Sure 3. Not especially 4. I’m holding him

  122. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Motherf#%ing Hey, Home Grey,

    Argh. So this closer crisis commenter missed Jimenez today. Not too upset about it, because I think he’s going to get smacked around from time to time, but I need help identifying best bets for closers-in-waiting.

    I’m holding Yates and J. Hicks, and planning to stash Hirano per your response to Bk’s comment, just above. I don’t know how to quit Ken Giles, like I’m living in Brokeback Fantasy Baseball, so I’ve got him, too.

    So, I guess I’m asking for your top RP speculative stashes ROS.

    Maybe if one or two of them pans out for me, I will shut up and leave you alone about this.

    LOVE YAS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yates, Hicks and Hirano are great ones… Maybe Steckenrider in case Barraclough is traded

  123. aardvark says:
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    You like Castillo tonight as much as SON does?

  124. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual! I laughed out loud when I read the German post…

    The Trade Analyzer has Machado and Trea Turner roughly equal in value. Do you agree ROS? Worth offering a one-for-one if my team has excess power and need for speed?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @RobMac: For sure…fair deal especially if you need speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think they are a toss up, depending on needs

  125. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I loathe the questions you get where the commenter lists his entire roster and asks you for advice, but I got 1st place problems yall so indulge me. I’m in a 12-team keeper, OBP/SLG%, QS league and here’s my squad…

    C – Realmuto
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Ramirez
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Turner
    2B/SS – Peraza
    1B/3B – Beltre
    OF – Puig
    OF – ODB
    OF – Nimmo
    OF – Peralta
    OF – Kiermaier
    UTIL – Rendon

    SP – Sale, Kluber, Bauer (thank you), Berrios, Pivetta, Musgrove, Rodon, and DeSclafani (streamer).

    CL – Hand, Treinen (thank you Smokey), Allen, and Rondon.

    DL – Pollock, Sanchez, and Wacha

    All that being said, and being completely content with where my squad is at in our super-competitive keeper league, do you see any glaring weaknesses or areas of improvement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, your OF looks like it could use help and your pitching is insane… Trade Sale or Kluber for a top 5 OF

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking along the same lines…Pollock is coming back which will help my OF (replaces Kiermaier), but I think I need one other bat, probably in the OF or at 2B/SS. I think I could win the league title with my current roster, so not looking to do too much, but in a keeper league I’m thinking Bauer can take the place of a Kluber due to age. Package Kluber and Gary Sanchez for an OF bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need to send Sanchez too? Kluber is a top 4 SP, that should get you any bat you want

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: You’re right…as always. Appreciate you.

  126. Bk says:
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    Drop 1:
    M Gonzales, Gausman, FPeralta

    Also,
    Minter or Hirano?

  127. PatPat says:
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    2 straight weeks without top 100 hitter rankings. Are those going away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I gotta email Kerry, I think he was on vacation

  128. Asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, would you start Luis Castillo 2-starts
    vs White Sox and @ Cubs, or Mikolas @ AZ, or Pivetta @ PIT? It’s H2H points by the way. Thanks

  129. Play Ball says:
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    Which side wins this trade – Correa or Baez? It’s a standard, season long roto league using R, HR, RBI, SB and AVG.

      • Play Ball says:
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        The other owner rejected my offer Correa for his Baez.

        Who wins if I give him MY Scooter for Baez?

        Standard roto – R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That son of a bit– I’d take Baez for Scooter

          • Play Ball says:
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            Done deal…I traded in my Scooter for a Baez. Thanks for the advice!

  130. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Hola Grey – would like some relatively inconsequential trade advice! 13 team standard 5×5 roto. I’m sitting in 6th, and am pretty much average in everything. Only 4 points in HR and RBI, and was just offered Jake Lamb for my Nick Pivetta. I’ve got Bauer, Ray, Tanaka, Heaney, plus streamer quality guys like Eflin, Taillon, Montgomery, and Pivetta. Pulling the trigger on the hope that Jake Lamb can have a quality second half in one of my UTIL spots?

  131. primetime says:
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    Grey

    2nd half rank

    Clevinger Manaea, Berrios, Happ JA, Skaggs, Porcello. These guys are in last place and like to see if I can land 1 or 2 before they start looking at football.

    • primetime says:
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      @primetime:

      Want to add
      I own.
      Kershaw
      Strausburg
      Nola
      Tailon
      EROD
      Maeda
      Bundy
      Beiber

      Diaz
      Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios, Clevinger, Happ

  132. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I have to activate Pollock and not sure who to drop. The candidates are Smoak, Olson, Bieber, Merrifield. I have a pretty deep OF with Ozuna, Acuna, Mazara esq. Also have Soto, olson, merrifield. have Desmond starting at 1b.

  133. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Hi Grey, I picked up Dickerson and Trumbo, i have judge and stanton, does that make ozuna tradable? And if it does, what value does he carry? Roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a top 15 SP? Top 7 MI? Top 5 3B?

      • favio vasquez says:
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        Cool, Thanks Grey. Appreciate your time!!

  134. aardvark says:
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    Last one. Moose vs. Kluber or Devers vs. Scherzer ? Leaning moose

  135. The Great Knoche says:
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    Just set my NFBC lineup an realized I drafted Jorge Bonafacio. It’s almost like winning the lottery when you are in 8th place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, and I just realized I have Eduardo Escobar on the bench now, great

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: yup that’s the way it goes.

        think Jimenez get another shot at a close in Detroit or grab Hardy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jimenez will get another chance or three

  136. Perfect Game says:
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    My SP in a standard roto – QS – K – ERA – WHIP

    Severino
    Bauer
    Pax
    Berrios
    Kluber
    Thor (DL)
    Stras (DL)

    I’m interested in doing a deal for Nola and would need to consolidate.

    I order between these – Berrios, Nola, Thor, Stras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question

      • Perfect Game says:
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        In what order do you like those SP – Berriors, Nola, Thor or Stras for my league and based on my rotation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thor, Nola, Berrios

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Stras after Berrios – that I’m surprised

  137. Harris Kiperman says:
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    Without boring you about my whole crappy team. 15 team keeper league. I’m towards the bottom. I can probably get Foltynewicz or Bundy for Tim Anderson. Should I and which pitcher do you prefer.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Folty

  138. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    AJ Pollock was just activated (earlier than I expected). Gotta find a way to make room for him.
    Should I cut Muncy, Rendon, Desmond, Haniger or am I forced to cut my worst SP and rock a bench bat since I don’t really wanna lose any of them? First world FBB team problems…

    Thanks!

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        I have the same question about Pollock and wondering who I should cut/trade and where for him. I also have to make room for two SP coming off the DL. Was thinking of trading Gordon for Pollock (the other owner likes Gordon and needs his SB) and cut one of my SP or RP. Unless Pollock can be one of my starters (who would he replace in the lineup) I don’t know if I need him. Thoughts?

        C Molina
        1B Freeman
        2B Scooter
        3B Arenado
        SS Correa
        OF Trout, Betts, Judge, Springer
        UTIL Story, Benintendi
        BENCH Gordon

        SP Severino, Kluber, Bauer, Pax, Berrios, Thor (DL), Stras (DL)
        RP Kimbrel, Jansen, Doolittle, Allen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you can trade Gordon for Pollock I’d do it

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            Would you put Pollock in the starting lineup over Springer, Judge or Benintendi though?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, prolly not, fair point

              • Let's Play Two says:
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                Then again, I wouldn’t put Gordon in the starting lineup over any of those OF or Baez either. :)

                I own Pollock now. Maybe use as a trade chip to consolidate where I need to when my SP Thor and Stras come off the DL.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could work

  139. Ty says:
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    Drop Moncada for Jorge Polanco?

  140. The Shoe says:
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    Hey Grey, Thanks for making me laugh to start my Mondays per usual!

    I could use your wisdom in thinking about a trade I’m considering protesting in my league. The 1st place team is trading J. Martinez, Solarte, and E. Diaz for the 3rd place team’s Lindor and Encarnacion. I’m the 2nd place team and not feeling good about this one. I’m in a 12 team H2H points league.

    Do you think the trade is unfair and/or worthy or protesting? Even pondering this makes me think, “come on, it’s just fantasy baseball with a bunch of your buddies!”?

    My inner two-year old, however, is yelling noooooo. The razzball trade analyzer has the deal at $52 vs. $18. Two of 2017’s top 20 hitters in my league for 2 hitters who were meh at best plus, sure, a very good reliever. Admittedly this year, the points stack up in a way that makes this deal not appear so heinous: Lindor 298, Encarnacion 189, Martinez 210, Solarte 205, and Diaz 259.

    If I were to protest, how do you recommend going about that? It’s not something I have much experience with…. If I should just chill out, lemme know too haha.

    Peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Man, that is a terrible trade, but I don’t believe in vetoes, so you gotta live with it… Make your own trade to help you…

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the perspective, Grey. I agree with your approach. Pressing through will make a victory that much sweeter.

  141. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, chasing wins and k’s. who do you like better this week?

    bieber – @ kc
    kingham – @ lad, vs phi

    thanks!

  142. chris pierce says:
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    Trading for Clevinger and another pitcher, but I will need to drop pitchers. DROP in order.

    Bundy
    Tailon
    Maeda
    EROD
    Bieber

  143. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    how that douche bag who runs MIL has found time to keep playing his favorite indoor sport, find ANY warm human body to steal more of villar’s at bats, the new one named orf. you can’t even make this shit up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know… Orf! WTF

  144. Oppo Taco says:
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    Wanted an informed opinion on a possible trade situation. 14 team redraft league. 13th place team traded away Kris Bryant, Stephen Strasburg and Edwin Encarnacion to the team in first place for Teoscar Hernandez, Jose Martinez, Miguel Andujar, Zack Godley and Tyler Skaggs.

    Pool is largely consisting of friends and it has caused a lot of backlash. The 13th place team has gone extended periods of time without setting lineups etc and while I have ruled out collusion since he isn’t being paid off I know this is a product of giving up. Any thoughts on how I should go about ruling on this trade? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a terrible trade, but I don’t believe in vetoes… Gotta let people manage their teams, whether good or bad

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Oppo Taco: how do you know he isn’t being paid off? teams that don’t set lineups for long periods of time that suddenly show up to dump off their star players in a league of people that know each other reeks of collusion exactly. either that or the guy is just an idiot whom the other guy easily talked into it.

  145. bananafactory says:
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    who’s the drop to activate Pollock:

    Dustin Fowler, Michael Taylor, Joe Jiminez, Kyle Barraclough, R Healy

    keeper but these guys are borderline/not keepers

  146. alps says:
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    Hey Grey would you drop
    Camargo for Jorge Polanco
    I need RBI’s and SB’s
    Camargo has been useful
    Thanks

  147. Ribs Go Pop says:
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    Montgomery Inn or Bieber Fever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MOntgomery is safer, but I’d take either

  148. OaktownSteve says:
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    First time seeing Loisiga. Live arm. The slider he looks like he has good feel. The curve looks like it’s got tight spin. He’s bounced every one I’ve seen him throw. Still blows me away that so many pitchers are touching 98 99 these days.

    Judge homer was like a Lee Trevino cut fade hold tee shot. Ton of back spin carry.

    Speaking of 97, Eovaldi looks good. I think he found a little movement in the four seamer since last I saw him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watched Lasagna thru the first three and saw Judge’s homer (a popup)… Lasagna’s got me very excited, if he hits with the breaking stuff, it’s going to be tough to catch up with him… Which has been Eovaldi’s issue too, always, can’t let anyone sit dead red

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Camargo, ha…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Luis Castillo through 3. Chi Sawks are a pretty lifeless group.

        Do you ever mix up the Rays and Marlins in your head?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, the Marlins are just sad; Rays seem to try

  149. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    In a H2H holds and saves league, I have to create an opening for DeJong coming off the DL so thinking of dropping a RP.

    I have Herrera and Hirano for holds. Britton, Bear Claw and Parker for saves (So I blow in that category). Would you trade Herrera and Hirano for

    1. Knebel?
    2. Davis?

    Or ……

    3. Would you drop one of Herrera, Hirano, or Britton to activate DeJong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either… 2, 1, that order… 3. Britton

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        (That got you another .000007865 cents, right?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Follow up thanks doubled it!

  150. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop wacha or junis for eflin?

  151. Paul says:
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    Odorizi or Nova tomorrow or both

    Odorizi or Nova better long term hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of their matchups… Odorizzi is better long term

  152. Paul says:
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    Drop buxton?

  153. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Aaaannndddd… Gorkys answers the batty call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I wanted to grab him, but he was gone already

  154. FrankGrimes says:
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    Amir Garrett couldn’t get just one f’n out. Smh.

  155. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h limited season moves (budget)

    Greene just hit the DL, already have Correa, Cervelli, and Archer on the DL, but all should be back relatively soon.

    starters: Nola, Snell, Cmart, Archer (DL), Mikolas, Price, Pivetta,
    closers: Trienen, Iglesias, Britton

    So would you:
    1) Hold Greene, knowing that two of my DL eligible players might be activated in the next week and a DL spot would open up
    2) Hold Greene until more information is given on the severity of the shoulder injury, then make a decision
    2) Drop Greene immediately for Jimenez, Romo, Winkler, or W Peralta
    3) Drop Green for a starter such as: Kingham, Stroman, Gausman, C. Anderson, Matz, Gibson, Lucchesi, Eovaldi

    Thanks!

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey: lol…I didn’t realize until afterwards I put “2” twice

        Thanks!

  156. FrankGrimes says:
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    Who was that douche that railed me about starting
    Mr Rob Ray tonight vs StL??

    • The Harrow says:
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      @FrankGrimes: right here. you couldn’t come up with any reasons BEFORE the game why not to play him, i had tons TO play him, but I’M the douche, okey dokey. easy to say “i told ya so” after the fact when you had no reason for worry in the first place. at least now you can find somebody to shove the blame to right, at least i’m good for that one.

      and no, not CUBS fan.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: and i gave you REASONS to play ray that were perfectly legitimate, you said you were “worried” and gave not one reason, that’s me “railing” you? i thought it was quite silly to bench a pretty highly drafted pitcher, who was fine in his 1st start back from injury, against a 21st ranked hitting team, against whom he did quite well when he last played them (april 5th @ STL, 9 K’s, 6 in, 7 baserunners 1 ER), in his home stadium.

  157. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So after getting clobbered in the first inning, Ray’s first fastball of the 2nd is 89 mph. Then he gives up a ringing double to the pitcher. You can go get him now.

  158. Stephen Lyon says:
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    JOC

  159. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: any add/drops worth doing from the lists below?

    possible drops:
    Olsen
    Mazara
    Desmond
    Moustakas

    possible adds:
    A. Garcia
    R. Acuna
    J. Peraza
    S.Souza
    K. Tucker

    could also drop 1 of these 2 SP:
    Bieber
    Mikolas

    Big THANKS for taking the time.

  160. Connor says:
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    Giving up Ozuna & Newcomb for Harper, Pivetta and Efflin. Should I take that?

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