It’s time for the Dodgers’ mailbag with your host, Grey Albright and I’m here with Dave Roberts.  First question up, Billy from Toluca Lake asks, “Why didn’t we sign Johnny Cueto?”  Dave Roberts runs full-speed towards 2nd and slides head-first…safe!  Well, that doesn’t exactly answer the question, but he is still quick.  Okay, next question, “Was there ever a chance of re-signing Greinke?”  Dave Roberts brushes dirt from his uniform and motions for the ump to call him safe, and he likely would’ve been safe if we were in a game and not just taking questions from Dodger fans.  Okay, next, “What exactly is Brandon Beachy doing as a Dodger?”  Dave Roberts takes off for third, what a speed demon, though we’re not sure what that has to do with the Dodgers losing pitchers one per hour.  Early yesterday, the Dodgers announced Hyun-Jin Ryu hit the DL with elbow tendinitis.  There’s no clear timetable for his return, but I’d guess sometime in the future.  Him returning in the past seems to be a long shot, at best.  Ryu didn’t look good after he returned from injury and I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t return until next season.  If you have no DL room, you should look on Redfin.  Might be time to get in a bigger place.  For now, I’d drop Ryu.  Next up for the Dodgers was Clayton Kershaw would be shut down indefinitely.  Ouch.  I hate to see the top guys in the game get shut down.  It hurts the game that we all love.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I don’t own him, and am pumped about the teams that do have him, losing him.  Schadenfreude!  If he’s shut down now, I’d say the earliest he could possibly return is mid-August.  Filling in will be Julio Urias and his special brand of 5 IP, 3 ERA, blink-and-you-miss-it starts, which makes me wonder if he’s seen himself pitch.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Scott Kazmir – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  “Kazmir, how do you feel about pitching every other day?”  Then Dave Roberts slides headfirst into home.

Chase Utley – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Yesterday, Utley won the Dodgers’ Heart and Hustle Award.  Presenting him the award was Ruben Tejada, who Utley immediately took out with an aggressive slide.

Justin Turner – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .266, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer.  Wow, it had been so long since I had a home run from the catching position on my team, I forgot I had a catcher.  That gives me three homers on the year from my catching slot in a 12-team league.  As Brad Ausmus would say, oy gevalt.

Anthony Rendon – Out still with the flu.  Wonder if he got it while flying, cause then it would be ironic.

Reynaldo Lopez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Well, now Dusty may just keep him in the rotation.  *makes nutter rolly finger motion on side of head*

Jhonny Peralta – Hit the DL with nagging pain in his thumb.  I love when a guy is DL’d on Tuesday after I’ve already set my weekly lineup on Monday.  We should have a term for this, when players are DL’d on Tuesday, screwing weekly fantasy team owners.  Please suggest in the comments.

Kyle Zimmer – Will have thoracic outlet surgery.  Fun fact!  Thoracic surgery is popular in the insect community.

Michael Brantley – Feeling more discomfort in this shoulder.  Dung, dung!  That’s the donezo bell being rung.  It doesn’t make a ding sound, but rather a dung sound.  Hey, we tried, but if you have Brantley stashed on the DL, you can go ahead and stash someone else.  By that, I don’t mean draw a mustache on someone, but I can see how you could think that.

Danny Salazar – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  I guess his shoulder is feeling better.  If only the 405 shoulder can clear up that fast.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Do we hear top 40 on the Player Rater for all players?  Yes, we do.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .303.  Lindor doesn’t sweat Napoli though, he’s top 25.

Nick Tropeano – Has a tear in his elbow.  I don’t mean his elbow was in prison, and it had a tear drawn on it with a sharpened chicken bone and ink.  I mean, it has a rip.  All aboard the Tyler Skaggs train, next stop, Hopefully-Useful-Ville!

Albert Pujols – 3-for-3, 6 RBIs and two homers (18, 19), hitting .252.  Well, it took for eff-all long enough for him to finally get there, but he’s passed the .250 mark in batting average.  Hey, I’m not saying it’s great, but for 30/100, .250 is all you need to not have any real negatives.

Jett Bandy – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Fun fact!  When Jett Bandy hits a home run, right as the ball makes contact, onomatopoeias spin out like in Batman.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-4 and a slam (17) and legs (16), hitting .315.  Syd Barrett never even shined on this much.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his two homers (7, 8).  Is it me (it’s me) or does Chirinos do nothing for months at a time then hit a couple of homers in a game then immediately revert back to “Uh-oh Chirinos?”

Chad Kuhl – Was optioned to the minors.  Did someone sneeze out the name Glasnow?  Or am I hearing suggestive sneezes?  Just in case, I would grab Glasnow now.

Gregory Polanco – 0-for-3, 1 run as he returned to the lineup.  I was mentioning this in the comments yesterday, I was kinda hoping for a DL stint, because now if Polanco reinjures himself he’s going to be out another 15 days.  Oh, well, let’s think happy thoughts.  Hey, what am I doing starting an e-commerce site with a Blue Jays pitcher?  Oh, no, I said happy thoughts, not Happ e-thoughts.

Francisco Cervelli – 0-for-2, 1 RBI and his 4th steal as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department says, “Okay, who put the picture of Nic Cage in the urinal?  That freaked me the hell out.”

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.44 as he was activated from the DL.  That came after a 2nd inning line drive that was measured at 105 MPH hit off Taillon’s head.  Taillon went down in a heap for a good couple of minutes, then got up and kept pitching.  Thankfully, we’re in the 1950s with absolutely no knowledge whatsoever of the affects of head trauma and how it may not be obvious at first that someone has a concussion.  As for Taillon, yes, you should own him.  Here’s hoping the knock to his head doesn’t hurt his memory on how to throw his curve.

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  Know the Brewers’ luck?  Their best pitching prospect to come along in years is 31 years old.  I’m kidding.  They have Jimmy Nelson and…Um…Is Jungmann still a Brewer?

Koji Uehara – Left yesterday’s game with a strained pectoral.  Well, that was fun while it lasted.  Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn about Scarlett Uehara, and Brad Ziegler is now the Red Sox closer.

Brock Holt – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Ya know (how would you), I keep looking at Holt on waivers, thinking about grabbing him.  He’s hit in eight straight games, hitting .400 in that time.  You need to bench him when the Sawx face a lefty, but I would grab him.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Isn’t weird how steroids never come up with Ortiz?  You remember he failed a drug test, right?  You don’t?  Oh, yeah.  He said, “I was using what everybody was using at the time,” regarding his 2003 failed drug test.  Whatever, I’m not a truther, Cust kayin’.

Rick Porcello – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Wow, Stream-o-Nator hated Porcello’s start yesterday vs. the Giants in Fenway.  Not exactly sure why.  Porcello isn’t a huge K guy, but stays around the plate and…*nods off*  What was I saying?  Oh, yeah, Porcello, he’s kinda boring, but a’ight.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.43 vs. Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  One guy who has elbow spurs and one guy who has looked spurious as of late.  Play on words points!  Both came out like a librarian in the At The Movies’ balcony, quieting critics.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  If you’re ranking just the safest starters in the game — not the most upsidey, just safest — where does Quintana come in?  Top ten?

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .298.  He’s hitting around .330 in the last week, and, on the year, he’s been about as valuable as Jose Abreu (0-for-3).  Yes, that’s pathetic.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .252.  For the record, he’s been about as valuable as Abreu too.  I think we found our new bleb.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Prospector Ralph traded me Frazier for Abreu.  Oh, and he offered it to me.  Hmm.

Zack Greinke – Played catch on Tuesday.  He hired Norma Rockwell to paint the picture of his game of catch.  Not the artist of a similar sounding name, but the porn actor.

Jose Bautista – Will begin a rehab assignment today and should be back by the weekend.  Barring any setbacks or bar fights with Rougned Odor.

Marco Estrada – Expects to return on Friday.  Finally, there’s an end in sight for this game.  The Jays’ clubhouse attendant keeps saying Polo and there’s been no response.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 0 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  Member when I was worried about Sanchez having poor matchups?  I’m such a jackass.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .266.  For the Edwin!

Devon Travis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Has now hit in 7 of his last ten games, and has finally moved up to the leadoff slot.  Let us rejoice in the Gibbons.

Jim Johnson – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Predicting Jim Johnson’s first save would’ve been tough, because the Braves don’t have many save opps.  It’s like trying to figure out when Steve King of Iowa is going to say something dumb about a minority.  Ya know, because it might take two weeks to see a minority in Iowa.  The scary thing is I grabbed Johnson for Braves saves and I can’t, honestly, imagine him closing games effectively.  I could see grabbing Maurico Cabrera next, which I can imagine turning out well.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 10th steal.  2nd time this week I’ve mentioned him being hot.  Just call him Ender Incinerator.

Cody Reed – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, EAR at 6.75.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start; it was against the Braves; don’t get any ideas about his next start, semicolons are fun.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 1 run, which comes a day after he homered.  It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon or even an Eugenius to know that Suarez is hot.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 6.60.  Six-Sixty is also the weight of the man who would have to sit on me to force me to pick up Anibal.

Tommy Milone – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  Of course, it was a pitcher’s duel between Anibal and Milone.  Baseball, you are like a cat, doing whatever you wanna do.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 23rd steal, hitting .312.  Nunez is sixth in the AL for batting average, right behind Bogaerts.  A cat that plays catch, but a cat nevertheless.

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .268.  Member in April I said he wouldn’t get to 10 homers?  Meh, I don’t even remember, I think I did.  Well, he’s at 7 homers.  One big week and he could get there.  Anyone taking the odds that he gets three more homers in ten weeks?

Alex Bregman – Hinted yesterday that he would be called up this weekend.  I said the other day with my Yulieski Gourriel fantasy that Bregman would be delayed, but I didn’t mean delayed a week.  Then on the podcast yesterday, I was contrite, saying I think I was wrong, and Bregman would be up soon, and how I didn’t know what contrite meant.  Bregman does appear to be only a week away, and I would grab him.

George Springer – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer, hitting .255.  I’d like to see him moved down from the leadoff slot, but I got enough fish to fry on other teams, specifically with C**nt Hurdle.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  You know you’re not in a charmed season when your ace goes against Dillon Overton and walks away with a no decision.  And Shannen Doherty was at the game.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .316 in a few games since his call-up.  You best believe I’m a cyclops with a monocle on this guy.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  This start came in Coors.  You know how when you’re a kid you’ll jump off the roof of your house to Snuka onto some flimsy mattress?  That’s the only thing I can think with Snell.  He didn’t know to be scared in Coors.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .290.  In Coors, Longoria is 2009 Longoria.  *looks at his numbers*  Actually, 2016 Longoria is 2009 Longoria.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer as he was activated from the DL.  I told you to pick him up yesterday.  How did I know?  Cause he’s in Coors, doode.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.93.  One K?  What a velocitease.

Chase Headley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  On a slow night, Headley touches all four bases.  Usually it’s just a triple with an error.

Mark Teixeira – Hasn’t played in a few days due to fouling a ball off his foot.  Trump said about Teixeira, “What a loser, I’m on the balls of my feet with no pain!  Sad.”

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I don’t really follow politics, but I watched Chris Christie audtion for when Judge Judy retires, saying Hillary was guilty of letting two Castro brothers off.  Is Starlin one?

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .299.  If the Yankee team wasn’t so stymied by the past, Didi would be hitting in one of the top two spots in the order.  Gregorious is hitting almost as much as he’s talking.

Chris Davis – Still out with a stomach virus.  He must’ve caught some nasty bug.  Like Jeff Goldblum dressed as The Fly stuck in traffic.  Just a nasty, nasty bug.

Vince Velasquez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks.  Ton of walks, but the Marlins didn’t capitalize BECAUSE THE STUPID HOME RUN DERBY JINXED GIANCARLO!

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 2nd home run in as many games, and and that’s 13 homers in only 49 games, and and and he has five homers in the last eight games.  Hot schmotato alert!

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4 and his 10th steal.  Regular ol’ Jason Kendall, this Realmuto!  I will now call him Jason Tendall Realmuto.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .318.  On a related note, Yelich took to Twitter yesterday and denied taking part in a sex tape that supposedly features him.  I can only imagine filming him was Jeffrey Jones.

  1. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Week Sister

    –When a player gets DL’d early in the week, screwing weekly fantasy team owners.

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great read as always. Am frontloading my procrastination early this morning because I have a lot to do!

    a. On Roberts, so glad he finally made it home! It took forever for him to get there from 3B!!

    b. On Mauer, when he was at 3 this is me paraphrasing you ‘Remember when Mauer hit 9 HRs when he was an All-Star (in 2005), it’s not looking good for him to repeat.’ More or less. He has exceeded expectations on the HR front – not bad for a former concussion specialist – but it’s nothing to write home about. I’m surprised you even mentioned him. Must have been a slow night.

    c. On Tommy “Boy” Joseph, I finally found a replacement while yo’ Po’ Bour / Rich Bour is living it up on the DL.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 20)

    Tripp: According to the airline, the victim is first-class flight attendant Suzanne Grady. Just flew in from San Diego. Supposed to continue on to Rio tomorrow. Wolfe thinks that she was stuffed into a water ski case.
    Horatio: Dr. Price?
    Dr. Price: Well,she’s definitely been through hell. Hair ripped from her head. Broken bones,bruises and a clipped carotid which caused her to bleed out.
    Tripp: All that happen in there?
    Dr. Price: Won’t know till post, but I can definitely tell you that she was inebriated at the time of death. I can smell it from here.
    Horatio: The question’s how does a drunk flight attendant end up being treated as baggage?
    Tripp: – You Louie Clayton?
    Louie Clayton: – Yeah,that’s me.
    Horatio: Did you handle the baggage for Pathways Flight 88?
    Louie Clayton: And?
    Horatio: And you’re selling Riley skis online.
    Tripp: What happened? Suzanne Grady catch you stealing them?
    Horatio: – Did you kill her for a quick buck?
    Louie Clayton: – No way! These things,they were just lying in the jumbo’s belly. After I offloaded all the cargo, what was I supposed to do? Look,I’ll help you any way I can.
    Tripp: You send this to carousel four. Then we’ll go downtown. We’re gonna charge you with possession of stolen property.
    Horatio: So,our killer thought he had the perfect plan. Knock Suzanne Grady out, kill her in the water ski case and be long gone before anyone found her.
    Tripp: He was even careful enough not to leave any evidence on it.
    Horatio: Just didn’t plan on it (cue the queue of sunglasses) opening up.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Odor's Odorizzi Spray says:
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      @Ante GALIC: We’ve got to get Horatio Caine on the podcast. Add him to the queue, Grey! I think the one rule should be that you have to refer to him as Horatio, and not whatever his real life name is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. I know! B. It had been a while since I mentioned him C. Nice! D. So good

  3. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Bad catcher owners in fantasy baseball unite!

    I just checked and Gattis, since gaining eligibility, has been awful. Like sub .200 AVG and about 3 HR. And now, as you discussed with JB — listen to the podcast y’all — he’s got playing time issues.

    Cubs Wilson Contreras (I think that’s his name) is on waivers. Try to grab him for at least decent AVG if nothing else or stick with Gattis? I can live with the downgrade in power, but will miss the stories about living out of his van.

    Thanks sir. Sorry for annoying C question!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @JakeTPE:

      I’d probably take contreras at this point whose been playing all over the Cubs field and playing time doesn’t seem to be an issue.

      So Grey, I’m gonna have to hop in on this one. Owning Gattis has been difficult. Do you see someone dropping gattis for say, Stephen Vogt ? Do you believe in Stephen Vogt?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Josh-NYC: Yeah, Josh, I’m thinking it’s a pretty easy call at this point. Thanks. And Vogt is playing well. I’d definitely rock him over Gattis at this point. Gattis might have a hot streak or two in him in the 2nd half that we’ll miss out on, but a guy like Vogt is more solid.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Id take Contreras

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Brilliant. Thanks, JeF. I went a month or so without picking the catcher scab but a man can only take so much…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JakeTPE: you should of added contreras a month ago

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @J-FOH: Yeah better late than never I guess.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: How about that Mets game last night? I was waiting for the other shoe to drop and Noah just grinded like a champ. Couple that with a helluva 9th and hopefully this is the start of some serious momentum.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @JakeTPE:
      Contreras for me. I grabbed him the day he was called up. Dropped Gattis about a week later when it became apparent Contreras would play regularly. Definitely NO regrets.
      Good luck.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey:Nice. Thanks Grey.

  4. Gabe says:
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    Would you drop Kepler for Pearce?

    • Gabe says:
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      @Gabe: Or drop Kelper for Joseph?

  5. PB and J says:
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    Gattis just hit my waivers. Pick him up and drop Beef Well?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @PB and J: Wellington is hitting .217 and has 2 HR in the last 30 days. That’s basically what Gattis is doing (see 2 posts above). Don’t know if I’d bother to be honest.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JakeTPE: I like how you’ve been twiddling your thumbs about adding Contreras over Gattis, yet you’re answering other catcher questions. You’re a strange cat!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @PB and J: Pick up Cameron Rupp (12.4% owned) and better than both.

  6. Murph says:
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    Good morning
    Need some trade advice – im doing well in pitching categories but middle of the pack in hitting. Pitching staff is j-fer, thor, darvish, shoemaker, bauer, duffy, desclafani
    do I have enough firepower to trade Fernandez?
    And looking at lineup below where would u try to upgrade?
    Thanks for the help

    C gattis
    1b rizzo
    2b segura/Gordon
    ss correa
    3b castellanos
    Corner hosmer
    Mi machado
    Of springer mccutch polanco Valencia grichuk
    Ut t joseph

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Murph: I think you need Fernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Agree with F

  7. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In my 12 team H2H salary cap league ($260 total cap), I have 2 questions.

    1). I have both Bogaerts $21 (3 years) and Seager $22 (4 years). We don’t have a middle IF spot so I am DHing Seager. My 1B is AJ Reed and Chris Davis. Do I trade Seager for Goldschmidt $25 (3 years)? I’m 10-5 and in first place in a tight divisional race.

    2) I have Tyler Naquin as an OF. He’s raking lately but do I drop him for Brock Holt (who can play everywhere, maybe good to have in the playoffs), Alex Gordon, Billy Hamilton, Brad Miller or just hold because he might stay hot all year?

    Thanks!!

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @Wild Thing:

      2) more on this question. I have AJ Reed manning 1B but it looks like he. Ought get sent down if Bregman comes up. Maybe I hold Naquin and then cut Gurriel (just picked up) for an OF because if Reed gets sent down he’s hitting the bench. Maybe I should do this anyway because Reed needs more time to figure things out but is a good keeper?

  8. Tony C says:
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    I totally agree with you on Giancarlo in the useless HR derby! No doubt.
    Danny Valencia has been quite poor at the plate fir the past month. I play Val at 3b and I have Bregman on my bench. For ROS would you consider dropping
    Valencia for Baez, Cuthbert, Espionasa, Alvarez or Profar? I could also eventually wait it out and play Bregman at 3b. I’d like to pick up Grichuk too if I can play Bregman at 3b.
    Also does your opinion of Tyler Naquin for ROS change with the Brantley news yesterday? Would you still rather have Grichuk over Naquin? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Baez…Naquin gets a boost, yeah… I’d go Grichuk for straigth power, Naquin for a little of everything

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    With why ryu hurt Kershaw ? Both being out, do you think Jose de Leon with that sexy 13.75 k/9 gets the call soon?

    • RePete says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I’m wondering the same thing. He’s had a string of solid starts and now seems like the perfect opportunity to get a taste of the majors. I’m not sure what is holding the Dodgers back at this point. I would love to hear Ralph’s take on this situation.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @RePete:
        FYI:
        De Leon is starting today, for AAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Ooh, maybe… Maybe Ralph can chime in

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: I think he could be. J-FOH and I have been debating this and he doesn’t think that he gets the call. I say he will sooner rather than later, I mean why not?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since they called up Urias, I don’t see why not

  10. Big w says:
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    Morning Grey. Please stop calling Junior Guerra, Javy…

    I see what you’re doing. You’re hoping Junior can go unnoticed and then he’ll be your secret sleeper next season! Haha!

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big w: HA! Ugh, brain fart

  11. Brett says:
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    Leonys Martin or Pearce? Do you think Pearce plays every day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: I’d try Pearce

  12. Glenn says:
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    ScreweDL. I got screweDL when Votto was placed on DL with anxiety on Tuesday after weekly lineup locked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn: Not crazy about it

  13. Jeff says:
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    whats up with Gattis? should he be dropped now?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jeff: If there is a better option yes

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Jeff: He actually went 2-4 last night but he’s been putrid. I’m hoping to get rid of him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: I suppose

  14. Knighttown says:
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    10 point lead in my 12 team daily 5×5. Hitting cats are 10-12’s but not completely salted away. A bit under in IP and my ratios are just ok. Trying for that last move to put this season on ice.

    I give:
    Trumbo
    Khris
    Darvish
    Taijuan

    I get:
    Kl über
    DeGrom
    Hosmer

    I’ve been really stuck on this counter as it includes Yu and I offered any other pitcher on my staff (besides Salazar), who, admittedly suck. Others are Duffy, Walker, Nola,Deasclafani, McCullers and streamers Shoe and Liriano.

    Do it with Yu or keep fighting to keep him out.

  15. Chicken Shack says:
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    got Skynard’d
    because Tuesday’s Gone
    (Gotcha)
    (we can do better)

  16. Strolg says:
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    Is there anything worse than waking up around 11 on Tuesday in your mom’s basement, looking in the mirror and your hairline has receded a lil further, and then checking your weekly league and your best player is on the DL and your closer has been replaced. Total fu#%ing WEEK SAUCE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: Week sauce, ha — I’ll add it to the list

  17. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was that Javy Guerra mention intentional? I was just thinking last night that whenever I check the box score, I’m automatically thinking Javy in my head.

    Would you drop Chris Carter for Tommy Joseph? 12-team H2H with OBP, and FWIW Carter has been riding my bench lately in favor of Khris Davis.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Nah, I’m a moron… Typo, that is fixed… I’d try Joseph

  18. WM says:
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    1. Guerra and Liriano vs K Hendricks

    2. Keeper league – Wheeler or D Norris worth targeting

    3. There is no C. Wait…

    Re Bloodline. Doesn’t coach tanners brother Kevin look like Hacksaw Jim Duggan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WM: Hacksaw! 1. Hendricks 2. Wheeler

  19. Bob says:
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    Like Bergman or profar more going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Bregman

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Does Fielder being possibly out ROS change your opinion on this?

  20. Rondo says:
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    Trying to upgrade in the outfield. In a Points League who are your top 3 in order for ROS – Saunders, Upton Jr., Melky, Miller, Kendrick, Grichuck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Upton, Grichuk, Saunders

  21. Joe says:
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    I have one more add left this week and an empty slot on my roster. Should I use it on Grichuk, Valencia, or just hold on to it for now and reassess during the weekend?

    C – Wilson, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, 3B – Frazier, SS – Machado, OF – M.Upton, Polanco, Kepler, DH – J-Up, Bench – Pence (DL), JD Martinez (DL)
    SP – Carrasco, Price, Gray, Peavy, Shoemaker, McCarthy, Pineda, Dickey, J-Zim (inj.)
    RP – Chapman, Cishek, J.Johnson, Estevez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Hold

  22. theone189 says:
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    Just another dick trying to throw steroids at Ortiz name. Hes been doing for 15 yrs now, get over it

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @theone189: lighten up Francis

  23. Jogon says:
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    What do you think ot those trades:

    Piscotty/Taillon vs G.Comez/Lance Mccullers

    Frazier/Taillon vs Lester/Saunders or A.Gordon or Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: McCullers… Frazier

  24. Jim says:
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    Plse rank
    Pearce,
    Espinosa,
    Naquin
    David Peralta ( assuming be comes back healthy)

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Naquin, Pearce

  25. Bob says:
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    The Terrible Tues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: That’s pretty solid, will add to list

  26. kmda007 says:
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    Great article Grey. Always love these.

    10 team 5×5 roto
    Receive Carlos Gonzalez
    Receive David Price (been trying to get Price everywhere before he was on the buy list)
    Send Jonathan Villar (Gordon will make up for steals)
    Send Adam Duvall

  27. Jimbo says:
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    SetNScrewed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: That’s pretty decent, will add to list

  28. Scott says:
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    Need Runs and Steals, Drop Valencia and/or Reddick for Ender and/or Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yes, Valencia for Ender

  29. 740 says:
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    sup Grey,

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    1: Harrison or Valencia?
    2: start Archer @coors?

    thank you

    • 740 says:
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      @740:

      someone just dropped Hayward.

      Harrison, Valencia or Hayward?

      Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Harrison…2. I’m not

  30. Randy Bobandy says:
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    I flipped Abreu and Cishek for Goldschmidt – go me!

  31. Adam P. says:
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    Morning July Grey!

    So, now that Bradley appears to be hoodwinked, does Rajai go back to being more than a few starts a week guy? I dropped him (like a dummy) when it looked like his playing time was going down. I need me some SAGNOF! Thanks.

    • Adam P. says:
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      @Adam P.: Ugh…..Brantley, not Bradley. It’s early yet. ANYWHOO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam P.: Naquin’s been playing over Rajai for a few weeks

  32. ashtray says:
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    Give up Matz for Reddick?

    12 team H2H includes OBP &Ks for hitters and QS and Ls for pitchers

    Reddick would likely replace Heyward in my lineup.

    Other SPs on my roster are Price, Carrasco, Nola, Roark, DeSclafani and Walker.

    Available OF on waivers are Naquin, Bourjos, Jankowski, Pagan, Dyson, etc…

  33. Scott says:
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    Hi Grey. Hittertron strategy question. When you reference the next 7 days, do you take into account the hit some players take for short schedule days or not worry about it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I worry about it, both being equal, I prefer 7 days to 6, 6 to 5, etc

  34. The Grand Poppy says:
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    Need a streamer today – have K’s easily in hand, need wins and ratios:

    You like Pineda or Stroman?

  35. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Semien or Kepler rest of season?

    Thanks!

  36. eric says:
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    ROS: Need to drop one

    Oh, Jeffress, Harris.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @eric: Jeffress, he’s the most likely to get traded and lose the close role IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Jeffress

  37. Boy Wonder says:
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    Semien or Reddick rest of season?

    Thanks!

  38. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    So do you think Castro is worth dropping Rajai Davis for? I know Rajai is the king of sagnof for steals, but seems to have cooled off a bit of late. Isn’t he platooning know anyway?

    Thanks Man!

  39. Tony says:
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    Know it was mentioned yesterday, but what do you think Severino’s ROS is? Josh Bell? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: I just said this week Cashman has no intention on calling up Severino, and Bell was up and didn’t play

  40. Five-On-One says:
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    Couple of questions for a 12-team, 5×5 league:

    1) Time to drop AJ Reed? Playing time is an issue and will only get tougher if/when Bregman gets called up.

    2) Prospecting for saves – please rank: Diaz, Giles, Bedrosian, Jones.

    Thanks.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Jones is gone. Can you rank the other three?

  41. CMUTimmah says:
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    Tuesday DL terms:

    Wedding Singer’d “SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION YESTERDAY!”
    Disabled Pissed
    Set it and Regret it
    Ruby Tuesday’d (an homage to the ugly red font they use to show someone on the DL on fantasy sites)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Set it and regret it is solid, will add to list

  42. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Matz for Leake, Nola, Guerra, Hellickson, or Kazmir?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      w/ Skaggs appearing like he will be up next week toss him in that mix as well…

  43. kyle eichinger says:
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    Grey, am I crazy for preferring Naquin to Kepler? Currently have Kepler, but he’s been yawnstapating

  44. Garbage Day says:
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    Hi Sir – Solarte or ToJo, now and/or ROS?

    And nice Floyd reference! Is there a term for (practically useless) closers on losing teams? I’ve got Brandon Maurer, but I sure wish I still had Lucifer Sam Dyson always sitting by my side … always, by my side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Garbage Day: ToJo…. Nope, there should be a term for it though

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. What about ToJo or Pearce?

        And for the term: (c)loser?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ToJo, I like ziplock better

  45. omar says:
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    I asked about Smyly and Snell, so I might as well ask about Archer. Anybody rolling with him today in Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: I’m not, but I likely will be burned for it

  46. Five-On-One says:
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    In a weekly league (12-team 5×5), is Hellickson worth starting for a 2-start week (both against Miami – home and away). I asked streamonator, and he/she/it said “meh.”

  47. Peacecoast says:
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    A DL late and dollar short

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Ha, that’s pretty solid, will add to list

  48. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    You Starting Archer today @Colorado?

  49. Peacecoast says:
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    or a penny late and a DL short

  50. a bag of sand says:
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    drop belt or a-gon for freeman?
    or both for freeman and a hot schmo?

  51. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    Your daily blogs and weekly podcasts are easily the most entertaining and informative in the fantasy business…Today, However, you have catapulted into a whole new tier of your own with a wonderfully obscure ‘ Syd Barrett ‘ reference….You are the Clayton Kershaw ( uninjured version ) of fantasy writers…I have no ROS or who do I drop questions today…Just wanted to throw out the compliment and say thanks

    • Gigorilla says:
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      What Ace said, with light bulb over brain emoji

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  52. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Good morning all.

    I’ve had my monocle on Gausman for the last month or so, his numbers look good. If he keeps pitching like this, with that team, the wins should come.

    A; has he figured it out??? Is he a good second half add? H2H points, 95 SPs are rostered in this league.

    B; Next start only, Ray @ Cinn or Gausman home vs Clev

    Thanks,

      • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Steve D. says:
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    10 team redraft, pick 3:

    Wacha, Liriano, Gio Gonzalez, RA Dickey, Glasnow, Snell

  54. Jimbob says:
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    Hey all,

    3b is my weakness, traded Franco and smyly for Correa And Maeda a while back, so instill like my trade, but kang as my 3b is killing me.

    Baez is on waivers was thinking of dropping kang

    Or I drop Dee Gordon and stash bregman instead.

    What do you all think?

  55. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You feel like rolling the dice on Mengden vs the Houston Whiff Machine?

  56. William says:
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    And we have a Pink Floyd reference! Shine on you crazy diamond, Grey!!

  57. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets says:
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    that’s seriously about buy-rantley’s 5th setback this year if you count preseason ones. i loved all those folks that got him at around the same spot the rest of us were grabbing ortiz or franco or brock tune. oh yeah, “that shoulder’ll be fine, just fine”. I remember my first couple of years doing this drafting at least some of those guys thinking, “but reports all say he’ll be just fine (and back to previous season-type numbers real soon)” and later, when that didn’t often happen, or it sort of did, but like an extra 8 weeks later, bemoaning my bad “luck”. yep luck, that was it.

  58. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Hanging onto Gattis or dumping him for Grandal? Yes, I know, stupid catcher questions.

    2) Still like my offer of Stanton/Thor for Springer/Arrieta? I have one year left of Stanton and two years left of Thor. I’d have two years of both Springer and Arrieta.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  59. PED Inc says:
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    Drop Wacha for Taillon or do you Wacha will find his good side again this year?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @PED Inc: i have no idea what happened to this guy, like 2 years ago he was much better, he still might not’ve rested that shoulder enough or something.

  60. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I need some help with R/HR/RBI. Who would you rather have as your UTL in a standard ROTO league ROS?

    Naquin or Semien?

    Planning to drop one to chase SV/HLDs too.

    Thanks, homie!

  61. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Regarding managers who offer up that last minute “oh by the way so-and-so is out for the week” stuff after lineups lock. It’s like when Columbo used to throw that last second bomb shell on a suspect as he was leaving the room? We should call it “I got Falked!”.

    We should also have a name for lame weekly Fantasy BBall systems that lock lineups before the 1st MLB game played that week instead of before each teams first game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shoegum Reynolds: Haha, I’ll add it to the list, but I’m not sure it’s gonna make it

  62. Steve says:
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    Stanton went for everlasting glory in the HR Derby at the expense of the ROS…

    Ah well, I didn’t want to win this year anyway. Swap him for Springer in a keeper or aim higher?

    • Frankgrimes says:
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      @Steve:
      I think I’d do that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: I’d take Springer

  63. Moses says:
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    14team H2H points league

    Offered
    Hunter Pence RF | SF
    Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    A.J. Griffin SP | TEX
    Tyler Naquin CF | CLE
    for My
    Randal Grichuk LF | STL
    Taijuan Walker SP | SEA
    Starlin Castro SS | NYY
    Junior Guerra RP | MIL

  64. AJ says:
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    Drop Gurriel to get Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Meh, apples/oranges

  65. HomerHWBush says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for all the advice season after season.

    I’m currently 2nd overall in a 12-team H2H (OPS, QS, SVHD) league and hurting for pitching.

    IF/UTIL: Rizzo/Encarnacion/Schoop/Villar/Franco/Semien/Baez/Dee
    OF: Springer, Blackmon, JUpton, Duvall, Heyward, Conforto
    SP: Salazar, ASanchez, Roark, Dickey, Stroman, Skaggs [DL: Ross, Walker, Rodon]

    Does it make sense to trade my Franco for Greinke? I guess it’s anyone’s guess if Zack will even pitch again, but given the run on SPs it might be my best bet for an impact arm.

    Thanks!

  66. a bag of sand says:
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    Give JFer for Cesp?
    Current SP: JFer, Price, Salazar, Carrasco, Cole, Bauer, Hammel, J Ross (DL)
    Current OF: Betts, Polanco, Kepler, Fowler (DL), Khris splitting time w/ Kendrys @ DH
    No util spots…
    Thx

  67. Rondo says:
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    10 team H2H points league: Should I drop Samardjiza for Duffy or Happ? or should I just hold with Shark?

  68. Juan says:
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    Keep 10 in Keeper league
    12 Team H2H

    Tre Turner
    Devon Travis
    Jung Ho Kang
    Todd Fraizer
    Cespedes
    Herrera
    Mazara
    Lorenzo Cain
    Alex Bregman
    Yoan Moncada
    Matt Harvey
    Vince Velazquez

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Is this a question?

      • Juan says:
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        @Grey:
        LOL yes.

        what 10 would you keep? thanks Amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Not Kang, Travis

  69. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    Streamonater likes these two for today. Agree?

    Jaime Garcia v. SD ($11.6)
    Chen @ Phi ($8.2)

    Also, drop Welington for Grandal?

  70. Seabass says:
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    Papi is a saint and a national treasure! You leave him alone!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Seabass: he’s the teflon dong.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @J-FOH: Teflon dong!

  71. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets says:
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    with duvall out today (rest, no issue), which of these
    leon vs cain 2.3
    upton vs ERV 20.2
    walker (NYM) @ hendricks 21.4

  72. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Agree with stremonater on these for tomorrow? Or should I just steer clear of Liriano by now? Thanks Grey

    Liriano v. Mil ($14)
    Eickoff v. Mia ($9.2)

  73. jojo says:
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    starting Archer @COL today?

    and should I drop Paxton for J.Gray now in a 10 team roto?

    thanks!!

    • Frankgrimes says:
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      @jojo: Paxton is pretty much dog shit so sure!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: I’m not starting Archer… Yes, Gray

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jojo: both are streamers but I have a hunch Paxton has some good game and a possible run left in him and here’s why. His walk rate sits at 2 and a half, his FIP is 1.3 less than his era which combined with his crazy high BABIP and 63% strand rate makes him Costanza unlucky. His cutter grades out in the top ten, he can bring the heat (avg fastball sit’s about 96-97) and his swstr% is top 20. For now pax is a matchups play but good things are coming for him and if he can stay healthy could be usable this year and a real stud next year.

  74. J-FOH says:
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    Let me waste a moment of your time. Being your resident Mexican I think we need more glossary coverage. You must evolve around here el Grefe. With that being said my most likely failed attempt at a term is dohsemana. A spanglish term that combines the classic Homer “doh” with the Spanish for week “semana”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: We need more glossary coverage? What do you mean? Ask for more terms? Dohsemana isn’t great

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: the Mexicans need more glossary coverage! And a Spanish version of razzball…bromistaball!.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, Esse Ventura

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you hate Mexicans. Got to let it go

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would march through a field of cholula peppers for my Mexican people. I love everyone. Except Chris Archer.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: oh bullshit. Esmerelda ruined you. Typical hollywood they say they will cry for the mexica but never do anything about it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yo soy Cesar Chavez!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: cesar chavez to you is just a street to get tacos.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I am everyman! Yo soy Chavez!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      You do have the stature of a big Asian or average sized mexican

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      See, I’m everyman

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Yuptcha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, geez

              • Trump y'all! says:
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                @Grey: We may have to build a wall. A Razzwall

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Did you see someone put a wall around your star on the Walk of Fame?

                  • Trump y'all! says:
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                    @Grey: Of course, i put it there. Too many losers were walking on it, and i’ll tell you something else, that wall will keep them off….. my star. Is my hair ok?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sad.

  75. Man vs fantasy says:
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    Yo G

    Is Kershaw a try and buy low in a keeper league? Is his back going to be a problem next year?

      • Man vs fantasy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Closers are: Chapman, Casilla, Jeffress, Oh

    Drop one for Semien?

    Thanks!

  77. Scott says:
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    Pick 2:

    Heyward, Belt, Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Heyward

  78. G says:
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    I hve Trea Turner and Lawrie right now. Would you drop Lawrie for Devon Travis. Who is a better bench bat – Grandal (Ramos is my other catcher) or Jankowski? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie has been fine for about a month, no? Jankowski

  79. Phil of the Future says:
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    YO, BB!
    What’s the good word?
    Offense came flying out of the gate Post All Star break. Homers everywhere. What level kinda pitcher would you try and get back for Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had nothing at first after ASB, then last two days, shizz has been crazy w/ power… I’d aim for a McCullers or Hamels

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yeah man I think my guys are back on the juice or something….It’s been crazy. Except I’m playing against Pujols this week which is annoying me.

        I was thinking McCullers as well. I don’t like Hamels ever since he was in a stupid commercial a few years ago. Terrible actor.

        What about F-Her? Anything left in the tank ya think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hate bad actors too, we are two peas and a poop… Forget F-Her

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: We sure are, G.
            Do you think you can manage to make up with Canseco and convince him to come on for another interview and then ask him the same exact question?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh my God, that would be the best… So sorry about last time, and appreciate you coming back on…So, did Madonna want your sperm or what?!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: The thought of it just makes me happy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I smile now

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Phil of the Future: the perception of schoop is all over the place. Try to find someone who needs power and an MI then go after their number two starter.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @J-FOH: I’ll give it a go. Always good to hear from you.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Phil of the Future: no prob. Glad someone around here appreciates me *stares at grey*

  80. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Thinking of adding Melvin Upton Jr but would have to drop K Davis, A Duvall, or M Franco.. should I? and drop whom (up to 3 year keeper eligibility for Duvall or Davis, but not for Franco)?

    PS – BTW, got to finally listen to the Jose Conseco podcast… classic =D
    You rock.

    Thanks,!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Davis

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:

        I was thinking so too, but hard to make my finger click the drop button on a guy with 23 hr and 61 rbi.
        Thanks for the validation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Scott says:
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    Who is this Alex Dickerson? Anything interesting there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  82. Colonel Angus says:
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    tuesDLayed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll run it by Rudy

  83. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Pineda is 27.9 on SON..But we can not trust him today v the Orioles in The Bronx, can we?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him

  84. Great Bambino says:
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    drop one for Semien: Jeffress or Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: I feel like one will get supplanted at closer and wouldn’t want to pass up on Semien during a “career year”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Semien’s being doing this all year, do you not need saves? Then drop Jeffress

          • Great Bambino says:
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            @Grey: I still have Chapman, Casilla, and Oh. I think I could get by without Jeffress, who was apparently almost traded to Miami but they took Rodney instead.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  85. Scott says:
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    Kiermaier or Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ANBM… Kiermaier

  86. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    leon or rupp over gattis in 12 team OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Jim says:
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    Espinosa or David Peralta ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  88. Scott says:
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    Rays starting CDick vs. a Lefty today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t know if I want to

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: I already swapped him out for Guyer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Sweet. There’s an 0-4 on the docket.

  89. The great knoche says:
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    This term should also encompass when an AL team goes to a NL park and a manager finally decides to put a guys out there all week after saying he would be pinch hitting. I’m looking at you Ned Yost.

    I’m going with 7 DLay Bitch.

    As in Ned Yost gave me the 7 DLay Bitch when he put Kendrys at 1st Monday night after I benched him for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling it b/c of bitch element… How about ziplock — guy’s locked, you get zip

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Grey: yeah was playing off 7 day itch.

        Not bad, it keeps things fresh and your counting stats at zero for 7 whole days!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  90. Wywyz says:
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    12 Team H2H standard

    pick 2 of these 4:
    Tyler Skaggs, Aj Reed, Trea Turner, Tommy Joseph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Joseph

  91. DC says:
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    Are the Brewers terrible enough for you to try Liriano against them @PIT tomorrow in 10-team?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @DC: i’d say no, unless it’s some situation where you need innings.

  92. Wywyz says:
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    Is Joc Pederson worth holding in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Limited moves league (9 left for the year), 9×9 H2H. I’m in need of starting pitching. Would you:
    a) offer Desmond (my LF) to a SS-needy team for Arrieta, and use Saunders as my everyday LF; or
    b) use a precious move or 2 to pick up SP? Because of the limited moves, decent options are available like Roark, Bauer, McCarthy, Fister, Happ, Pineda…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes 2. I’d grab Roark but don’t know who you’re dropping

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        Nobody of consequence: one of the garbage SP I drafted, either Ventura, Liriano or Rodon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, then go for it

  94. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Looking to pick up some streamers for this weekend. Which 2 or 3 do you like best out of
    McHugh vs LAA
    Gausman vs CLE
    E.Rodriguez vs MIN
    A.Bradley @ CIN
    J.Gray @ ATL
    Snell @ OAK
    Would you still consider these guys streamers? I still have Paxton who I am more than ready to kick to the curb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, McHugh….Yes, they’re streamers

  95. dem ribbies says:
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    Gurriel or Belt for a fantasy playoff bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  96. TBone says:
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    Weekly 6×6 H2H; OBP/SLG; W-L, QS, K/9.

    Deal Hanley rental for 3 years of Alex Reyes at extreme value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Never did the Snuka thing, but I did find 2 tables while we were sm…..smiling (yeah, smiling), in the woods, stacked them, and proceeded to jump through them ala Drunk Terry Funk or Sabu or Cactus Jack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I used to dive off my couch, crushing Iron Sheik. Ptooey!

    • Gigorilla says:
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      jumping down a flight o stairs ( 8 steps) and hitting head on drywall bulkhead. dazed and confused.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Scott says:
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        @Gigorilla: Did that on a metal doorjamb. Fun times.

  98. Great Bambino says:
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    Solarte or Baez ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  99. Great White North says:
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    Mazara, Pagan, or stream in an RCL?

    Drop Reyes over Lawrie or Rendon when Dee comes back, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream…. Depends in needs, Lawrie is likely better

  100. Great White North says:
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    Joe Ross, Zimmerman, or Wheeler for an RCL DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  101. herschel says:
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    @Grey: best sagnof pick up? nate jooooonesss (in mike jones voice), dull, bedrosian or mauricio?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cabrera

  102. Gigorilla says:
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    loFat 2sday

  103. jaysfan says:
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    Bogaerts and Berrios for Correa? Keeper league, points. Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • jaysfan says:
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        Sorry, should have clarified: I was offered Bogaerts and Berrios for Correa. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Xander

  104. dude says:
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    I’m in a 12 team 5×5 roto keeper league with limited FA pickups (we start season with 2, then get an additional one every 2 weeks during the season).

    The following pitchers are sitting out there, and wondering if any of them are worth adding;

    Brandon McCarthy
    James Shields
    Ervin Santana

    • peacecoast says:
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      @dude: mccarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  105. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    This Frazier deal is killing me, you’re only 2.5 points back now, ugh. I traded him for batting average help because Frazier was hitting like .65 for a month, then since the trade the batting averages are identical only Frazier has more homers than Abreu has runs. Poppa Large Grande Dolar is killing me slowly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could’ve told you you weren’t going to enjoy owning Abreu…. Dude lost his power stroke somewhere north of the Miami Grande

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: You did repetadely but I hoped for the reverse of 2014, big second half power with a better average than Frazier…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier just homered, Cust kayin

  106. Swfcdan says:
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    Getting Ziggy with it. How much to bid on Ziegler if needing saves? Not sure how long till Kimbrel’s back.

    • knucks says:
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      @Swfcdan: Last I had read, was 3-6 weeks for Kimbrel, so around mid AUG return

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @knucks: So how much to bid?

        • knucks says:
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          @Swfcdan: Uhh… Are you looking for percentage? What’s the budget? How much you have left?

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @knucks: 100 budget, around 55 left but desperate for saves (want Grey’s take the most lol).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league and need

  107. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. kepler, naquin, melky, brad miller or pagan?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  108. Taylor says:
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    Somebody just dropped Billy Hamilton in my 12 team H2H league. Could use the steals. I would need to drop Espinosa or Robbie Ray. If I drop Ray, I’ll have 3 offensive players on my bench (Espinosa, Schoop, Hamilton) which is never ideal. Ray generally destroys my WHIP and ERA, but those Ks are nice. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  109. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    hey grey, AL only Dynasty League here:

    would you trade $36 Cole Hamels for $34 Justin Upton?

    Prices for 2017.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  110. Scott says:
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    Suarez or Russell for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  111. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you give up Lamb/Danny Duffy for Miggy/Hamels? It seems like a sell high opportunity, but is it too good to be true?

    I’m trying to squeeze him to take Pineda instead, but if he doesn’t go for that, should I take the offer presented? As a note; Wins are the biggest category up for grabs in the league right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. JP says:
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    HXH League that counts Hits, BB’s, XBH, along with the other 5×5 categories

  113. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    16 team h2h with keep 6 (no costs, just binary keep or not) per year. OPS and hits added
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B odor SS segura
    3B arenado
    OF (3) duvall/upton/saunders
    util (2) c.santana/rajai
    BN sano/reed
    DL pollock
    SP thor/liriano/b.norris/peavy/chen/hendricks/hill/j.guerra
    RP kintzler/rondon/blanton/siegrist/jeffress (holds and QS here added)
    DL diekman
    it seems i don’t need 2 BN bats and would be better off with a 3rd holds guy. if rajai keeps getting jerked around on playing time i could grab SD steals guy with also job security issues coming up soon, or one of dickerson, revere,
    1. i have an NA slot open with reed up, stash with that lineup which of de leon/margot/vogelbach/berrios/winker/j.thompson/dahl
    2. do i drop reed yet here to stash the NA guy, peavy/norris are other options, but FA SP are really trash.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: i asked Dr. Lifshitz as well, since he’s the prospect dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. De Leon for now 2. Sure, Reed

  114. JP says:
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    HXH League that counts Hits, BB’s, XBH, along with the other 5×5 categories, pick 2 of 3

    DJ Lemahieu
    D. Espinosa
    M. Seimen

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Espinosa

  115. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. abreu/velazquez for cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  116. Trump y'all! says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H points, Keeper league. I need some pitching for the playoffs, and the WW is slim dog pickens.
    Would you drop:
    Archie Bradley or Stroman for Skaggs?

    * Lets Make Fantasy Sports Great Again!
    – D Trump

      • Trump y'all! says:
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        @knucks: Hillary is a drop out, of the American people. She wears pant suits made out of money, did you know that? Money that she got from Gold man Sacks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Skaggs

      • Trump y'all! says:
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        @Grey: thanks, brother

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. Dommattingly says:
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    Heyward, Brad Miller, or Joc.
    Keep two
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Miller

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Benched 2 out of 3 at Coors.WTF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, sucks

  118. Scott says:
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    Sergio Romo or Ryan Dull?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  119. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my yu for pujols? currently have abreu/belt at 1b/dh and my pitching is arrieta, salazar, yu, velazquez, nola, taillon, gray, duffy and wacha. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    WHAT UP DAWG!!??….Out of these ten i need to keep 8
    1b. Hosmer
    2b. A.Russell / D.Gordon
    3b. Franco
    ss. C.Seager
    OF. Y.Cespedes
    OF. G.Springer
    OF. G.Polanco
    Util. Mazara / Yelich

    Basically it comes down to Gordon or Russell and Yelich or Mazara
    Im leaning towards keeping Gordon to give this team some real speed, and Mazara mainly because i think long term he’ll be a top OF….Based off this line up whats your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon and Yelich…Honestly, could see case made for Russell and Mazara

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha yeah im struggling with these four…I want to use whoever im not keeping and attempt to upgrade another position but i cant decide who to trade lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I really like Russell and Mazara, and think they have most upside of the 4

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Gordon and Yelich don’t make the cut for me.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks…I have Bautista too but not planning on keeping him so i may package Dee, Yelich and Bautista and see what i can get.

  121. Jack says:
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    So it’s time to lose Gattis for Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. Cory R says:
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    H2H Keeper league. I was offered this deal. I can put Machado at SS. I’m in playoff and the other guy is looking to get cheap keepers for next year.

    I trade Correa $1/J. Ross $1/Meadows

    I Get Rizzo$29/Strasburg$40/Schoop $5

    Should I press accept immediately???

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cory R: Id take Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp redraft

    Should I start Archer tomorrow in Coors? It’s h2h and I badly need the strike outs (down 7) and I’m tied in Wins and have a decent lead in ERA (2.17 v 4.43) and WHIP (0.83 v 1.35).

    If Hill makes his next scheduled start, I’ll have 7 starters going compared to his 6, which would give me a chance to win K’s and Wins. If I sit Archer and Hill doesn’t start this week, I’m pretty much conceding K’s.

    My remaining starts all seem like good bets: CMart v SD, McCarthy @ STL, Fulmer @ CHW, Nola @ PIT, Duffy v TEX, Hill v TB

    What would you do?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s today, and I didn’t start him….

  124. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    AL only with holds, and QS over wins. min 35 innings per week.
    i have carrasco/bauer/kennedy/pineda/shoemaker/porcello/duffy/montgomery (d.norris DL) for SP and (4 slots) allen/colome/duke/n.jones for RP. somebody just dropped harris for kaiser, even with at least 4 holds guys better than kaiser out there, earlier back in april this same owner dropped osuna (thank god a different person was at top of waivers, otherwise, hmmmm). anyhoo, until i noticed both that colome has SP, and montgomery appears out of rotation (leaving leblanc in it?!), these being true, should i use my #2 waiver here on harris? there aren’t other good SP out there. all players that aren’t currently on AL teams have to go through waivers (including gurriel) first. my hitting is better on average than my pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d grab Harris

  125. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Archer. I’m going for it. I mean, will this start raise my league worst ERA from 4.12 to 4.13? I hear a quality start coming…or a runaway train jumping the tracks coming for my stupid face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I thought that too, but I’m sick of battling back from a hole that Archer’s dug for us

  126. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Great write-up Grey – please rank the following ROS for roto:

    Travis, N.Walker, Harrison

    Also, how much of an upgrade is Kipnis on whoever you like most?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Travis, Harrison… Not much of an upgrade

  127. Cram It says:
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    Naquin…yard. Scout team picking it up again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in 2nd and my chance of winning is the 1st place team stumbling

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: If it happened to me, it can happen to them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  128. Cram It says:
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    Is Ryan Schimpf…Jedd Gyorko redux?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jumbo Schimpf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How was the shore?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. That’s pretty great.

        Every time I go, I realize I’m not a beach person. After two days of alternately sitting there roasting and fighting waves, I’m done with it. Went to the boardwalk for the first time and didn’t love it.

        • ashtray says:
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          @Cram It: Went to Point Pleasant last week. Every dude looked like the Situation.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s Point Not So Pleasant

  129. a bag of sand says:
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    How would you rank these:
    Straily v ARI (8.0)
    Ray @ CIN (7.6)
    Gausman v CLE (7.5)
    J Gray v ATL (2.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Gaus

  130. Scott says:
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    Drop Tim Anderson for Bregman now that pitchers done figured him out?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Scott: the tim anderson who’s 3 for his last 9, with a homer and 6 total bases in 2 days, that one? yes, i see the 0-11 a few days ago, and i’m not telling you to not add bregman, but um, a speedy guy with a .755 OPS (145 at bats)and 5 HR’s in his first call up and often leads off is being said to have “been figured out”? wow, can’t wait till he “adjusts”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: I dropped Timmy last night for a streaming spot. Have Seager @ SS. Was looking for some speed from Anderson, which he is not providing thus far. Isn’t in the lineup today. I’m sure there are better days ahead, but the K/BB ratio killed all trade discussions before they could get started.

      Will SAGNOF elsewhere. AKA added Peraza and started him today. What does he do… 2 RBI’s. No SBs. Can a brutha get some SAGNOF?!? Jeez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  131. Jonah Ryan says:
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    Trust Santiago (5.6) at home vs. Texas today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him anywhere

  132. knucks says:
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    I couldn’t find Brocktune on the lineup card and was worried as hell. Took me a min to realize he’s leading off!! All I had to do was call for the head of C*nt Hurdle yesterday! I guess he got the memo.

    • Scott says:
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      @knucks: Polanco owners everywhere salute you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurdle!

  133. Scott says:
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    DeSclafani’s performance against the Braves today does not exactly inspire confidence.

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Upset with the lack of K’s? 8 IP and 2 ER isn’t bad. Freeman got a hold of one early, but Disco struck him out in every other AB, I believe. I was pretty satisfied.

      • Scott says:
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        @knucks: Yep, need Ks in a bad way.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: You’re just not satisfied with anyone today. Go back to sleep.

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: A nap does sound good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  134. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a keeper league, can only keep two of the following. who do you keep?

    arenado (round 10, 1 year)
    story (round 22, 3 years)
    velazquez (round 20, 3 years)
    darvish (round 14, 3 years)

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Story

  135. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING STEROIDS WITH ORTIZ. I have been saying this all season while analysts on TV are talking about how he is a lock for the HOF. So if a guy is likable he can cheat and make the HOF but Bonds is banned forever? So glad the baseball writers of America aren’t biased or anything…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, such BS… Not to mention, Ortiz never played defense!

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @JashFath: i remember reading somewhere about him constantly being accused of it, i know ortiz always gets really mad when asked about it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds like a good question for the podcast!

  136. Steve says:
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    Drop Kennedy? He’s like a pitcher at the HR Derby today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not owned in my league

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I don’t get that. Last 6 games he had 4o Ks in 34 IP with 3.44/1.06 ratios and a couple wins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins: Hmm… But he isn’t owned though

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Oh, I know. He’s available in lots of leagues. Yet Quintana is owned everywhere, despite the fact his ratios are 4.17/1.24 in his last 10 games with 3 wins and 60 Ks in 64+ innings.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Fair points, season stats cloud the immediate sometimes

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey: My problem is I keep trading for pitchers that have already put up their best month.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You might have to take some chances on guys like Archer, Keuchel, etc

                  • VinWins

                    VinWins says:
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                    @Grey: Ha. I actually got Archer as a free agent in 1 league. Poor showing vs Baltimore, and then of course benching him today.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, well, it’s good you have him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe

  137. KarlJ says:
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    Tyler Naquin FTW! It was a coin toss between picking him up and Kepler and I finally made a good decision. And it doesn’t sounds like Brantley is coming back anytime soon

    • Scott says:
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      @KarlJ: From now on, you’re picking my batty calls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  138. Leon says:
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    Keeper league, partial rebuild.

    My Marte\Tulo for his Correa\Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  139. Sad Keanu says:
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    Is Abreu droppable in 10-team mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Sad Keanu says:
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        @Grey: I might rage drop him soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, it was why I traded him away for Todd Frazier

          • Sad Keanu says:
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            @Grey: Some guy wants to deal F-Her. If I give up Abreu ($22) to get Napoli ($5) and F-Her ($29) would it be okay? Not sure I want to keep Abreu next year for $25 anyway.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fine

  140. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. abreu for archer or quintana? either? which one first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Archer first, but that’s likely inaccurate and Quintana will likely be better, if you follow

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: loud and clear.

  141. Scott says:
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    Naquin or Kiermaier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  142. Cram It says:
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    Naquin aguin! And Adonis with 2 HR’s this week already and they didn’t even go to Coors yet. Went from tied with Great Knoche in Scout on Monday to a 9.5 point lead right now.

    And back up to 104.5 pts in RCL already….getting my post-beach mojo back in a hurry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which beach did you hit? Jersey?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ocean City

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice… You hit Spring Lake? Bunch of foxy cougars there

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Ha. No, I went with my girlfriend and I had a hard enough time keeping my eyes to myself in the family arcade. I can’t put myself in a position surrounded by foxy cougars. Unless one of them wants to be my sugar mama.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, Jersey arcades… Only place where arcades are filled with drunk people…. Did you play fascination?

        • The great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: yeah youve had 2 days from heaven. I Think my point max is around 95 in a perfect world so if ou don’t come back again you should be fine. Lotta games to go

          • Cram It says:
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            @The great Knoche: Yeah, the huge point jump is to just squeaking ahead in a few cats. But I could easily slide back down in them . Shit is so tight. What, 39 days left? Hell of a push by you to be up there. I was thinking I’d only have Markers to deal with.

            • The great Knoche says:
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              @Cram It: Yup 39 left. Hopefully I won’t be relying on Wilmer Flores to carry me to the promise land by then

  143. Robert says:
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    Naquin or M. Saunders? Saunders has been pretty cold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  144. Gareth says:
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    Just got offered a trade in my league :

    I give Justin Turner / Marcel Ozuna

    I get David Price / Yasiel Puig

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  145. Scott says:
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    Starting Wright tomorrow vs. Min? SON doesn’t like it, but the ol’ knuckleballer blanked Minnesota in their own ballpark last time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Gareth: nice article, thanks Gareth. Scooped up Naquin in one league where i could, hoping he stays on the wire in another league until Mon where i used all my moves for the week already.

  146. Clive says:
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    B Hamilton, Naquin or J Baez ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin, but Hamilton gives speed if you need it

  147. Gareth says:
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    A dreaded catcher question:

    Have you cooled somewhat on Gattis now that he may get reduced playing time?

    Frankencatcher Grandal, D’Arnaud, Norris, Castillo (available on waivers) instead?

    G3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yea, Yasmani

  148. Scott says:
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    OK, this is bizarre. Archer has 2 Earned Runs, Col team has 2 runs, but Col players only have 1 Run between them. Who scored the other run? The ballpark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  149. Nitro says:
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    Semien or Sano ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  150. Skeezix says:
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    Yo Grey, awesome stuff. I’m pretty much out of it so I’m thinking of loading up on keepers. Mine are currently Rizzo, Frazier, Bautista, Polanco, Scherzer, Kluber (or Salazar). I’m toying with offering my Kluber, Villar and Ozuna for Kershaw and Correa.

    A) Am I crazy to think the owner would consider it if he is trying to win this year, or is this an overpay on my part?
    B) Is Correa a significant upgrade as a keeper over any of my non-pitchers listed above? He’s also got Cutch, but even if he improves in the 2nd half, I’m not sure of his keeper value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw/Correa…Not an overpay, it’s way below what you should pay

  151. Hugman says:
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    Sorry, everybody! I streamed Kennedy today. Shoulda warned you all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your bad!

  152. Milarky says:
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    Grey, I’m trying to land JoFer and Bogaerts from an owner who is going for it. If you were the owner of those two (in a deep 10-team roto keeper league), and you were offered Villar, Kluber and a hitter, what quality would that hitter have to be for you to be tempted? Or would you not be interested based on that starting point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to getting Kershaw/Correa?

  153. primetime says:
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    Keeper League..

    who has better future. Grinchuk or Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  154. Sad Keanu says:
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    This guy in last is unloading for keepers for next year. I can get Miggy and Scherzer who are non-keepers. Would you trade away Syndergaard ($1) + some other guys for them? I’m worried about his arm anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it gets you the win this year, yes

  155. ThE sHiT says:
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    Is giving up Khrush Davis for Archer too much in a 12 team h2h league where i need pitching because Fulmer and Velasquez will get shutdown during the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. He accepted. Considering Archers day so far today in Coors, im pretty optimistic he will bounce back for the rest of the year and be at least decent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully

  156. muskysmell says:
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    Abreu has been his same shitty self this 2nd half thus far.
    Would you recommend benching him for any of the following on the waiver wire until he gets his act together:
    Chris Carter
    Travis Shaw
    Dae-Ho Lee

    geezus it’s slim pickens at 1b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him there

  157. JJ says:
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    Should I drop C.Gomez or J.Reyes for Naquin? Pretty sick of Gomez and his pedestrian numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either…Gomez

  158. Derrick says:
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    Could use pitching.

    I send:
    Goldschmidt/Frazier

    I get:
    Sale/Jose Abreu

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  159. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Anyone else think Snell’s performance last night shamed Archer into putting in a good showing at Coors? I hate seeing those 11K’s sitting on my bench, but I did not have the stones to start Archer today. Hope he’s turning a corner.

    Speaking of Snell, do you like him over V.V. rest of season, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully on Archer…. I’d prefer VV

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  160. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. I don’t know why, but Michael Saunders sounds like it would be the name of a financier of gay porn.
    “Michael Saunders presents ‘Game of Inches’ starring Jason Gerth and Matt Weiners”

    2. Real talk, Edwin Diaz is the truth.

    3. I would imagine Mr. Naquin will be making an appearance in Friday’s “Buy” column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. What? No Jason See-Gal?

      2. Hashtag 3. Yeah, could be there

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: 1. Nah, he retired and works at a Home Depot in Pomona. 3. He’s certainly schmotato-y.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. What about George Pooney?

          • Knucks says:
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            @Grey: 3. Any room on Friday for DeShizz?!?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’d have to show something outside of AL-Only leagues

  161. ThE sHiT says:
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    I know you didnt like Greinke going into the year, and hes coming back from an injury. Would you give up Michael Fulmer/Shark for Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Greinke

  162. Steve says:
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    Catcher questions suck but desparate times… Rupp or Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Rupp

  163. Pat says:
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    Gerrit Cole for Jose Abreu 10 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  164. hankp says:
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    Grey
    ROS in a deep 5×5: Kang and Revere or Semien and Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  165. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. swap justin turner for either of lackey or shark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lackey

  166. Brett says:
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    With fielder getting injured Pearce or profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  167. Blaster says:
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    In a keeper league and need to drop one

    Max Kepler
    Nomar Mazara
    Joc Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  168. Derrick says:
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    What about Goldy for Sale/Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine if you need pitching

  169. Jon says:
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    Drop Gattis for Vogelbach ? He was traded to the Mariners today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jon: not directly called up yet.

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. i am sure you have answered this somewhere, but who do you like between grichuk and naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  171. herschel says:
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    aw, shizz….

    Rangers recalled OF Delino DeShields from Triple-A Round Rock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  172. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP league

    Marcus Semien or Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  173. Brett says:
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    Can you rank rest of season Leonys, profar, Pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys, Pearce

  174. Ninaaw says:
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    Khris Davis for McCullers who you got

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • Ninaaw says:
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        @Grey: Peraza, delino, or jankowski

  175. Ninaaw says:
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    Pick 1

    Nola, cashner( maybe to Rangers), snell, Harrell, Joe ross

    • Ninaaw says:
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      @Ninaaw: e-rod, manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  176. dem ribbies says:
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    Nice line for Skaggs tonight – 94 PC, 5.2 IP, 0ER, 1H, 3BB, 12K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  177. Ninaaw says:
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    Peraza, delino, Leonys, or jankowski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  178. Gareth says:
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    Ender inciarte in corrs for the next 4 games.

    He should make for a nice batty call.

    No questions. Just statements.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • hondo says:
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      @Gareth: And his team mate Adonis Garcia ,
      368/.429/.526 last 7 days, 2% owned Yahoo

  179. Gareth says:
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    Sandy Leon just drove in a run with a triple.

    He’s rediculous right now. Especially his Babip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  180. Ninaaw says:
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    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b Schoop
    3b Frazier
    Ss Lindor
    If Franco
    Of marte, trout, Khris Davis, Kepler
    Util conforto, jankowski

    Dl jd Martinez, na Bregman

    Pitching price, Salazar, carrasco, hellickson, Nola, Duffy, Glasnow kintzler, Gomez, Nate jones, Diaz, estevez, Maurer

    With one open spot on team would you add any of these guys team has 16 homers and 4 steals this week

    Leonys, trea Turner, Peraza, delino, Pearce, Joseph, vogelbach, Healy, Profar Pham

    Snell, Mauricio, de Leon, folty, cashner, Santana, gray, Pineda, Ross, mengden, Archie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

      • Ninaaw says:
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        @Grey: Team seems pretty heavy on power consistently over 13 homers would you try and trade Khris davis for a pitcher or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

          • Ninaaw says:
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            @Grey: won’t be hurting my hitting to much? After trading villar my runs already took a hit, avg, stolen bases. Pitching definitely is better but could get better. Target a pitcher in your top 100?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  181. Jackie Moon says:
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    “Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed hope that Kershaw will not need surgery”
    Head to head dynasty, keep forever. Held off on making some trade offers after reports he might come back this weekend/next week. Now that this news is out there, time to try to unload him in order to remain competitive this year? Or too valuable of a commodity, and try to ride it out? My pitching has been hammered with injury this year. What sort of return should I look for SP wise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Price? Archer? McCullers? Can’t imagine you get anything that valuable right now

  182. Gareth says:
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    Buster Olney reports the Indians are in talks to aquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers.

    I remember reading a JB article stating that he’s one of your favorite players after Giancarlo, and it saddened you that he barely missed your second half 100.

    Is this true?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course!

  183. muskysmell says:
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    Teammates of Bregman congratulating him on twitter.

    Might be for:
    a) Finally getting called up
    b) For being named player of the week in his league
    c) trolling
    d) all of the above?

    We shall soon see…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm

    • hondo says:
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      @muskysmell:
      I saw something on some obscure twitter armpit place that said that was a joke pic of a card game win or something,they just posted it to fuck with people
      I also read Houston’s GM cancelled a radio interview tonight because he had to travel somewhere FWIW.

      • muskysmell says:
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        @hondo:

        Yea I saw that…

        At this point, I’d be pretty surprised if Bregs doesn’t get called up this weekend. Too much smoke.
        Bregman even said the other day that he had a “dream” that he made his pro debut vs a team wearing “red and gray”.
        Right…and the Astros just happen to play the Angels this weekend.

  184. muskysmell says:
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    Drew Pomeranz just found out that shit gets very real in the AL bEast lol

    funny thing is it happened vs an NL West team lol…but Fenway is no bueno…just ask Mr. Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly

  185. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Pham or Naquin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  186. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 Team H2H Categories
    Would you trade Rajai Davis for Aaron Nola, I have Dee Gordon stashed for steals and am looking to make a move for pitching, what do you think?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Nola

  187. ThE sHiT says:
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    Giving up Belt/Velasquez for Correa, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  188. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Grey, would you own Profar, Turner, Kendrick or Pearce at 2B ROS?
    12t H2H 6×6

    thankss

    • HelpMoiBBGod says:
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      @HelpMoiBBGod:

      Also Kepler, Naquin or Mazara for OF?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Naquin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  189. ebudz says:
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    H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    1) Hey Grey need help prioritizing my starts here to finish up this H2H points matchup where I’m only leading by 26 at the moment. Which starts should I definitely go with?

    7/21
    Liriano vs. MIL (14.0)
    Urias @WAS (-4.4)
    Moore @OAK (-7.0)

    7/22 (4 start max)
    Duffy vs. TEX (6.7)
    McCarthy @STL (6.7)
    Manaea vs. TB (6.3)
    Shoemaker @HOU (5.1)
    Bradley @CIN (3.3)
    McCullers vs. LAA (0.3)
    Paxton @TOR (-6.0)

    7/23
    Straily vs. ARI (8.0)
    Ray @CIN (7.6)
    McHugh vs. LAA (3.9)
    Leake vs. LAN (-6.1)

    7/24
    Taillon vs. PHI (20.0)
    Matz @MIA (2.6)
    Snell @OAK (-11.9)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy vs. TEX (6.7)
      Shoemaker @HOU (5.1)
      McCullers vs. LAA (0.3)
      McHugh vs. LAA (3.9)
      Taillon vs. PHI (20.0)
      Matz @MIA (2.6)
      Snell

  190. Glenn says:
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    ScreweDL. When player goes on DL after weekly lineups lock. I got screweDL when my 2 start pitcher when on DL late Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re going with ziplock

  191. goodfold2 says:
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    i wondered why hanram was so high today in Tron, that’s why. it’s pretty obvious really.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also, gyorko, if he only had to ever play against STL or SD, would be an allstar, at least from the last 3 or so years of data.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  192. Gareth says:
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    Ah veterans. I knew you had it in you.

    First Pujols. Now Han ram.

    Hopefully Beltre is next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  193. Gareth says:
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    Or Kemp.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: funny on kemp, i just cut him loose in 2 dynasties in the last week. in one to keep reddick/reed (OPS league) and in another he was like the 4th BN bat, i never played him except short days, to get a 5th closer (saves and OPS).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: dude’s clearly a smart cunt, and it just trying real hard to get traded, once moved to where ever else he’ll be right on back to that low 700 OPS land he’s lived in all year, but got lucky with RBI’s. jesus, i just looked, even know he’s only crawled that OPS up to mid .700 again.

  194. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, thornburg or mauricio (if it matters, i own jeffress). gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maurico

  195. Gareth says:
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    From a fantasy perspective if you were the indians, which out of these options would you choose to aquire:

    Lucroy / Will Smith

    Beltran / A. Miller

    C. Gonzalez / McGee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

  196. Reid says:
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    So tired of Heyward… Finally drop him for Naquin in a h2h dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’m going to savor this one!

  197. Great White North says:
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    McCarthy or Nola ROS RCL. I need wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  198. mrbaseball says:
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    Here is another one – Brandon McCarthy or L. McCullers – Keeper League – who would you want

  199. Ninaaw says:
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    Khris Davis for Britton or any other of your top 100 closers

    Khris Davis and Duffy or try hellickson first for McCullers or any of your top 100 pitchers if they won’t take Khris Davis straight up ?

    Khris Davis for Felix Hernandez straight up?

    To much power on my team

  200. hondo says:
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    Any idea why hittertron would have Devon Travis down for 113 PA ROS when all the regular 2B guys have 250+ PAs?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @hondo: ever seen that movie based on the stephen king story called maximum overdrive (the movie was called that)? well, Tron knows machines just like in that movie, and he’s going to get some soda cans shot into his torso, at very high speeds. these machines have had all the meetings, soon it’ll be time to act.

  201. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    sometimes the guys at rotoworld have a funny
    “The huge night goes a long way toward turning his bland, tasteless season into something spicy for his owners to enjoy” (hanram blurb)

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