The sixth inning of every home Clayton Kershaw start isn’t going to be the same.  No longer will Angelenos be filing in as if it’s the first, suddenly realizing that Kershaw is pitching, but now they will be stuck talking about everything but baseball for the entirety of the game and not simply 95% of it.  “Ma, can I keep score on the back of my headshot?”  “We’re not here to see the game, Timmy, we’re here to run into commercial directors.  This is where Stew’s mom got him that Tropicana commercial.  You want to pay my bills, don’t you?”  “Sorry, ma.”  Like the oral sex scene in The World According to Garp, it’s a devastating blow losing Kershaw for any amount of time.  He was diagnosed with a herniated disc, but won’t require surgery.  The Dodgers are hoping he’s back (poor choice of words) from the DL right after the All-Star Game.  I’d pray with you, but I’m using my hands to clap for not drafting a pitcher in the 1st round.  The Dodgers did pick up Bud Norris in a trade to fill in.  Won’t see any fall off there!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kenta Maeda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Hakuna Maeda!  That means, ‘No wormies.’

Trayce Thompson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, but the Dodgers’ outfield is crowded with the return of Yasiel Puig (2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI).  By the way, no one wants Trayce for the better part of the season; everyone wants Puig, Puig sucks; look at his stats; semicolons are fun.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .299.  Seager or Correa?  Is it close?

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .179.  I still have only one home run from my catcher slot on my RCL team (from a random Yan Gomes pick up).  If I had left Yasmani on my team through injuries and just terrible play, I’d still be doing better!  Yet…Again with some stank…YET!  My offense is kicking ass.  Punting catcher wins again.

Zach Davies – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.22.  *closes the children’s book*  So, the moral of this story is never trust JB when talking about Brewers pitchers.

Fernando RodneyMarlins acquired Rodney.  Talk about an odd trade.  Only two of the worst run organizations would be able to pull this one off.  Are the Marlins making this trade to make a run at the playoffs?  They can’t be serious.  Maybe Loria thinks Rodney is honoring the Sistine Chapel painting after he saves a game.  “That hat brim is so Art Deco!”  Maybe Ramos and Rodney could be a WWE tag team in offseason, The Maulin’ Marlins managed by Hensley Meulens.  You do not want to take on the Maulin’ Marlins!  At this point, I’d hold Rodney and Ramos.  My guess is Ramos closes, but it’s messy.  In San Diego, it’s clearly Ryan Buchter.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Leading those playoff-charging Marlins!  See?  I mean, does that ring the faintest truth bell?

Jace Peterson – 2-for-5.  Has hit in every game in June except for one.  Seriously.

Chris Tillman – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  His ERA on 6/14 was 2.87.  Now it’s 3.71.  Mess with the Regression Fairies and you get a glam, glitter-speckled boot in your ass.

Hyun Soo Kim – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .344 as he was moved up to the two hole.  Just move him up to leadoff already and Machado up to second and Jones into the three hole.  You know you want to, Showalter.

Taijuan Walker – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  He looked fully healed.  Or, since it was a foot issue, maybe that’s heeled!  Snort, snort, giggle-mixed-hiccup.

Madison Bumgarner – 1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .182.  A Bum indeed!  Oh, and he went 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  A lot was made of Bumgarner hitting in an AL park, but you know what this says to me, and probably the other Giants, they don’t have one single hitter worth using as a DH.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week with a bazinga amount of RBIs.  About as many as Freddie Freeman has all year.

Buster Posey – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .299.  He gave A’s starter, Dillon Overton, a pocketful of Posey!  Amiright?  I know I am; was just making you feel involved.  Strunk & White says that’s good writing.  Or is it well writing?

Marcus Semien – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer.  The real money shot:  Semien’s been more valuable than Kipnis, Rendon and Dozier, to name a few 2B.  To name others, he’s been better than Yelich, Belt, Beltre and Piscotty.  See the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater for more.  By the way, we also have a Rest of Season Player Rater.  As in, what guys will do in the future.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers, hitting .235.  Oh, Danny boy, oh, Danny boy is doing some serious tubthumping.  After pissing April and May away.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .227.  Someone should go in the comments on Hitter-Tron and ask Rudy why he’s been holding Ryan Zimmerman for almost 250 at-bats.  If nothing else, make sure he’s not trapped under a stack of phone books.

Brandon Finnegan – 2 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Just followed this lovely Finnegan’s rainbow to this gorgeous pot of gold!  *looks in*  Is this liquid gold?  Wait a second, that’s urine!  Hey, c’mon!  It wasn’t easy to follow this rainbow to its natural conclusion, I had to pass through a lot of dangerous neighborhoods!

Joey Votto – 2-for-3 and his 14th homer, hitting .249.  That average doesn’t look very JV.  But, then again, it does look JV.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 5.24, but it’s 3.00 in June in 30 IP with 37 Ks.  He went from nasty like a public toilet to nasty like getting busy in a Burger King bathroom.  If you like pitching Pinedas, and making love in the rain — I do! —  If you’re not into YoGa, the Orioles pitcher who sucks, and Yordano’s got half a brain.  There’s one way to make me want to go to the tailor and ask to have my inseam taken out, and Pineda’s achieved it.  Well played, homeslice!  Now why didn’t you do that when I owned you in April?

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, now has two homers in the last two games, hitting .290.  I see some hot schmotatoes tonight that should be having my baby…bay-bee.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He’s overdue for a hamstring strain, isn’t he?  Can someone check to make sure he didn’t forget to set his iCal?

Prince Fielder – 0-for-3, hitting .219.  Prince hates his father, but his career bottomed out at the same time as his old man…Maybe I’m just like my father, too old.

A.J. Griffin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Nice start, but Alfredo Jettucine goes to Fenway next and I and the Stream-o-Nator both expect him to get creamed.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .271.  Aw, man, now they’re playing him again?  What the what?!  I thought Francona had lust for Naquin all of a sudden.  I won’t even get into Rajai batting sixth, which is an interesting choice vs. R.A. Dickey (7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.21).  Guy with the knuckleball, who could give up steals, and you bury the King of SAGNOF.  Incredible.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .271.  Last year, he had 9 homers and a shoulder injury (which then Brantley caught).  Kipnis’ career high in homers is 17, and he could easily surpass that.  Okay, by like three or four homers, maybe.  All right, he should pass it, but don’t expect him to fly by the career high.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA down to 2.56.  And people were asking in the comments if they should bench him.  Oh…*pounds out a chicken cutlet, fills it with spinach and ricotta cheese, rolls it up, ties it with twine, bakes it on 450 for 18-22 minutes, pulls it out and breathes in the aroma* …kay.  That’s the Chicken Florentine pause.  Practiced by many, only able to be pulled off by a few.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .293.  2nd day in a row with a homer as he gets his F5 going.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  I told you to sell him on April 22nd, when his ERA was 0.00 through three starts.  His ERA never went below that mark again.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs, hitting .359.  That’s so not Maybin.  Wow, if I thought that was Maybin, I would’ve picked him up a month ago.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  His K-rate (8.59) and walk rate (3.00) don’t feel super bleh, but isn’t he a black hole of excitement?  Just can’t generate any enthusiasm for him.  I’ll ask my shrink.  Dot dot dot.  Eee-dink!  What’s up with Odorizzi, nondescript astronaut Shrinky-Dink?

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Still hot, still schmotatoing.

Erasmo Ramirez – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, and his 4th blown save.  So I guess Xavier Cedeno is the closer.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, as he played the outfield.  I’ve told you to pick him up 15 times in 14 days.  Now it’s on you.

Chris Young – 4 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (6 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 6.24.  I like a good giraffe joke as much as the next short person, but how is Young still in the majors?

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  You, sir, are no Devon Travis returning.  Snap in the H formation!

Brandon Moss – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer.  I tried to get people to pick him up for a few weeks, gave up on that.  You keep rolling with no Moss.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  This might be the most Cardinal starters above 4 ERA this late in the year (Garcia, Leake, Wainwright, Wacha) since Dave Duncan founded the pitching staff in 1907.

Andrew Heaney – Will have Tommy John surgery.  He tried a stem cell injection a few months ago, but that merely sprouted some flowers on his elbow.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer as he rejoins Team FML!  That’s right, I traded Frazier away last month, and traded back for him yesterday — ended up sending Abreu/Mazara for Hosmer, Frazier and Wade Davis.  Both trades with Prospector Ralph.  Me and Prospector Ralph should get our own room!  As in own chatroom, to discuss trades.  What did you think I meant?

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, hitting .314.  I almost put him in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I get the sense that no one wants to pick him up, so y’all win.  Hope you’re happy!  *tantrum throwing*

Carlos Rodon – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, ERA at 4.24.  Ugh, six baserunners and four earned is unlucky AF.  Yes, unlucky as Abercrombie & Fitch.  I’d try to continue to hold Rodon.  I know, easier in concept.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and, like, his 15th homer in the last week.  I just gave you my Brian Dozier fantasy.  It was written in limerick form.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, but I just want to talk about Eduardo Nunez (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .319).  I don’t even own Nunez and he’s got me gassed like Jonah Hill running up stairs.

Jason Heyward – Dealing with oblique soreness.  Odd, I’m dealing with soreness at Heyward.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .279.  Where are all of those people in the preseason that said Bryant couldn’t rein in his Ks and hit for a respectable average?  They can’t be on fantasy football yet.

Javier Baez – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .269.  Will be in this afternoon’s Buy, as he has been for the last three weeks.  I’m seriously flummoxed.  People wanted to draft this guy so bad when he didn’t even have a job, now he’s hitting and people are over him.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  The Yo form of yay!

Steven Matz – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA up to 3.40.  Reports are saying Matz wanted elbow surgery but the Mets talked him out of it.  In related news, the Mets accidentally let their insurance coverage lapse.

  1. Bryan says:
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    I took your advice and traded Arenado and Piscotty for Trout and was able to talk him into adding David Peralta as well. Did I win this deal or what?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bryan: Seems pretty even to me…Id actually prefer the Arenado side being that corners are harder to fill but cant really complain anytime you end up with Trout on your team.

      • Branta says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I traded Arenado, Eaton, & Taijuan for Betts, Conforto, & Kluber in a h2h keeper league with OBP/SLG. Felt great at the time, even if it was nerve wracking to let go of the Torenado. Wish Conforto had worked out better (and there’s still time), but at least Betts and Kluber have been kicking major butt since.

  2. Q says:
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    Which schmotato do I want to grab for the weekend?

    Lawrie
    T Anderson
    Kim
    Gregorius
    Arcia

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Q: That’s a wide range of schmotato varieties. Anderson? Sure, Anderson.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Q: Agree with Cram…Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Agree with others

  3. 9thwomanreader says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great read as always! I’m thinking about shaking up my roster. In a 12 man keeper league, 7×7 (obp&slg and BAA/WHIP) which side would you choose?

    Abreu and Arrieta
    VS
    Altuve, Castellanos and Trevor Bauer

    In need of runs and pitching ratios

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    How are ye? So lost that I was scouring the razzball website looking for the Friday buy column all yesterday afternoon only to discover that it was indeed Thursday and like, Friday comes after Thursday dah!

    a. Enjoying that RCL (5×5, 12-team ESPN)….case in point? I started Danny Boy Espinosa yesterday! Now in first place in RBI with 554 (won’t last only lead by 1 RBI!) after Pagan’s bases loaded walk! Weird top of the 9th in Oak!

    b. I know it’s not fantasy relevant but Fernando ‘Walk This Way’ Rodriguez could have been the lede if this were a reverse parallel universe on Earth-2, where people challenge to roster the most stank team. Five (5) walks in one inning! That is stank!

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 1-3)

    Scientist’s Girlfriend: What was that?
    Scientist: I don’t know. Could be a black panther. I had one eat a sensor two months ago.
    Scientist’s Girlfriend: You did?
    Scientist: There’s nothing to worry about. They’re more afraid of us than we are of It’s getting closer.
    Scientist’s Girlfriend: Whatever it was,it’s gone.
    Scientist: Oh,my God! Oh,my God! Get your cell.Call for help.
    Scientist’s Girlfriend: Okay,okay,okay. Hang on.
    Tripp: This guy just ran out of the bushes.
    Horatio: He’s covered in blood.
    Scientist / Scientist’s Girlfriend: Where the hell are we?
    Tripp: Horatio? According to his driver’s license,our victim’s name is,uh,Vince Koslov. I got the boys running a background check on him now.
    Horatio: Thank you,Frank. Who do we have here?
    Tripp: Daniel Nash. He found our vic.
    Horatio: Or more like,our vic (cue the queue of sunglasses) found him.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Matty says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      It’s funny you mention the Earth-2 league. My brother and I have been long searching for a league where we attempt to roster the worst team possible; most losses, blown saves, caught stealing, Ks for batters, and maybe some ratios if we setting minimum plate appearances and innings pitched.
      Ideally there would still be a cant drop list; every team is required to roster and start whenever possible a set number of “consensus” top-50 players.
      Has anyone seen this anywhere? And who’s in?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Matty: Matty!

        Sounds cool, I’m pretty sure it exists somewhere. It’d be as easy to set up as current ESPN leagues I would imagine. Just set up the parameters. There would be a lot of variance between the best and the worst teams and it would require a lot more luck than current setups. No one roots for his team to lose on purpose except Pete Rose.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thursday doesn’t come after Friday in Chad? A. Nice! B. Yeah, yikes C. Haha

  5. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey , just a few adjustements
    1) 2B: HorRendon expendable on my bench … striking out just sooo much !
    and Devon Travis / Javier Baez / Danny Boy Espinosa / José Ramirez / Brad Miller /DDGregorius on FA !
    would you make a move? i already have Altuve or Carpenter @ 2B
    i may need a SS to let IanDsmd lands on OF

    2) OF: Myers / Springer / Trumbo / KrushDtoDavis /
    FA: Pagan / YTomas / RJDavis heating up…
    with Fowler / Bautista / Sano on my DL spots

    3) and last SP: drop Snell to activate Rich Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: 1. Travis 2. Hold 3. Yes

  6. Mike says:
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    Every time I see you post F5, I picture Brock Lesnar storming the mound to take a pitcher to “suplex city!” Lol

    To the point, I’m confident in deGrom, Wright and Fulmer for my team tonight. Questionmark on DeSclafani, start or sit vs the Nationals?

    Also, between DeSclafani or V. Velasquez, who do I drop to activate Rich Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Haha… Start…I just dropped VV, I would’ve dropped DeSclafani first

  7. Tony C says:
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    I currently employ Profar at 2b in a shallow 10 team H2H . Would u rather have Espinosa, Odor or Baez instead? Thanks and happy Independence Day weekend!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tony C: Odor

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony C: Profar is your starting 2B? What are you doing, he’s not even playing everyday. Pick up any of those guys.

      • Tony C says:
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        i also have Devin Travis on my roster that ive been playing but I think jettisoning Profar for any of the above 2b would be wise since Prifar is not a full time participant

        • Cram It says:
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          @Tony C: Correct.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony C: Odor is available?…Grab him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Odor is a top 30 bat overall, including all positions

  8. Zoot says:
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    Great stuff as usual!

    I was offered kemp and Puig for my Mccutchen

    or j. Upton and Puig for Mccutchen.

    My OF is currently Harper, McCutchen, Valencia and Werth at the U
    14 team h2h points

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Zoot: I wouldn’t do the Kemp deal but could see doing the Upton one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zoot: Agree with F

  9. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Odirizzi is so boring, I think I accidentally left him out of rcl lineup last night… maybe should check it more than twice a week? [Insert winking emoticon]

    I listened to you on Moss. 3 hr in last 8 days ish. Thanks!

  10. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    Hey man, some know it all took advantage of my cheapness on the FA boards and stole Bour from me. Can you believe this guy?
    Best pick up to replace Bour:
    Mark Reynolds
    Alex Gordon
    Jankowski
    Cuthbert

    Thanks!

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    I have Desmond at SS but can get Baez or Semien off the wire. What level of SP should I target with Desmond for it to make sense to SELL? Salazar, Price? Wainright? Or just hold bc Ian is a freight train that can’t stop, won’t stop!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bill: If you can get Salazar, that would be quite the coup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Agree with Cram

  12. Paradise paved says:
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    I’m in a 7×7 league (obp/ total bases/ holds/ k/walk ratio)

    Would you make any swaps ?
    C realmuto
    1b abreu
    2b odor
    3b Donaldson
    Ss Seager
    0f Duvall, Marte, yelich
    Util- Mazara, puljos
    Bench – heyward, piscotty
    Sp – Hendricks, happ, matz, carassco, walker, Joe Ross, Velasquez, shoemaker, Cole
    Rp – Robertson, f_-rod, gregerson

    Free agents include: morales, turner, Russell, Vogt semien , stroman, smyly

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paradise paved: I could see losing Heyward for Morales

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Paradise paved: i’d seriously contemplate Morales for Piscotty.

  13. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Per rotoworld:

    “Shi Davidi writes of Aaron Sanchez that “the talk now (is) that he may be strong enough to hang in as a starter all year long.”
    The Blue Jays have said previously that Sanchez will move to the bullpen at some point this season in an effort to keep his workload down, and just two weeks ago manager John Gibbons reiterated that stance. However, Sanchez has been so good as a starter that the club may be reconsidering things. It’s possible they could ultimately just decide to skip and/or push back Sanchez a few times, although even if they did that the righty would still be looking at a large innings increase. He threw only 92 1/3 innings last season and is currently on pace for 213 1/3 frames this year. It’s obviously a situation for fantasy owners to monitor closely.”

    So it looks like the Jays might not move him to the pen at all. I have to assume this improves his ROS value. Still try to sell him?

    What are you thoughts on trading Sanchez for Matz?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I’d want Sanchez, due to the injury concern with Matz

    • Cram It says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I would not trade him for Matz. That’s asking for trouble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Sounds like Sanchez will be toast next year… Forget Matz if for this year

  14. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Schoop went 0-3 with a 1 run – WTF, doesn’t he know he is supposed to get a hit or else people are going to ask you if they should drop him?????

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Hey that sounds like something you would say sincerely!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: haha no way!

  15. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Schoop didn’t get a hit yesterday, should I drop him..hehe

  16. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    From how slow this board is today, looks like a lot of people have started their 4 day weekend..

    have a fun and safe 4th!

  17. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    COASTAL CAROLINA NATIONAL CHAMPS!

  18. Justin says:
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    Thanks for the write up as always!!

    Keeper/dynasty league question. Which ranger would you want as the last piece in a deal.

    Mazara or Gallo?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Justin: Mazara

  19. Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    NL only buchter or estevez?

    • Knucks says:
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      @Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season: Buchter over Estevez for your first Q.

      Funny thing is, I had an offer on the table, receiving Buchter back and sending Estevez. I thought about it, then rejected it about 4 hours before the Rodney deal. Sonuva-Reject! Had Buchter not given up a bunch of runs on Weds night, I would have made the trade and been looking like a genius.

      • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: sweet jesus, ya get one thing stuck in yr head, i can actually drop will smith and have 3 closers (something completely sick to have in NL only 10 teamer). not that competitive of league of course, many other 8th inning guys owned, but teams are slow to figure this shit out. in any kind of decent league i couldn’t have even waited till 3 AM (yahoo daily today) much less 9 hours later. i had smith/jeffress handcuffed in my head.

  20. Chris says:
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    H2H points league

    Carlos Gomez or Maybin at CF – ROS

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: Maybin

  21. Diamond Joe says:
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    Put Castro at SS and kind of fell asleep. Now I am realizing he is not very good. Would you replace him with Andrus, Diaz or Semien?

  22. Strolg says:
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    So I’ve been living out on the East coast for about 10 years and this is the first weekend I’m going to The Shore. Ocean City. Any advise Master Unscrupulous Seducer Of Woman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: Ocean City is a snooze… Maybe you pick up some old ladies in an old Cadillac… Hit up Point Not So Pleasant for Jenkins and frozen custard (not same place)… Then talk to every Puerto Rican girl you can find and ask for Veronica DeSoto, she doesn’t exist, but it’s a good starter

  23. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    well, really, the 2 trades together made you effectively trade abreu/maz for wade/hosmer, as you started and ended with frazier.

    being in KC for a while (leaving today) i saw that moss HR, when he hit it, i was all like “that looks like one of roid era big mac HR right there”, 477 feet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theone189: He’s had health issues his whole life, have you seen pictures of him in his 20s?

  24. peacecoast says:
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    yo grey what’s happening?

    1- Jankowski or Merrifield for SAGNOF? I am in a net sb-cs league and the pain that is felt when one of my big power guys gets caught stealing cannot be described. Like Duvall earlier this week. losing 8-2 in the 8th inning and he fucking tries to steal a base. for the love of darwin.

    2- Also I picked up AJ Reed for pure speculation (I am already first in HR and RBI). it looks like it will take awhile for him to heat up. I am not sure I can afford to roster him on the bench. it’s ok to drop him right? or is he such a Correa/Troutesque rookie that I have to hold on as a keeper for next year?

    3- and finally, I picked up J zimm in a trade last week. He kinda sucks lately though. Now my SP are Carrasco, Salazar, Rodon, Matz, Shoe, J Gray, Pineda, VV and J zim. TBH J zimm looks like my weakest SP? wtf I have to drop one soon and it kills me to drop a guy I just traded for.

    Thanks again YTB

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @peacecoast: 1 . eh 2. Try and package him up with say… J Zimm if you need the roster spot. He’s good but could take a bit to get into big league form. Not all rookies are Trout, Bryant and come up hitting. 3. I’d work on moving JZim and possibly Matz. Obviously Matz is a nice keeper so only if you can get decent return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: 1. Merrifield 2. Hold for a few 3. Gray’s your weakest, VV is 2nd, then JZ

  25. Letsgo says:
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    Keeper league:

    $13 mazara, $10 taillion for $45 Degrom.

    Im 99% sure I wouldn’t keep anyone involved (maybe mazara?)

    $10 ozuna, $13 mazara, $10 taillion for $10 springer, $45 degrom?

    I would keep springer as one of my 6 keepers. You can only keep 6 players/year.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Letsgo: Mazara side. And I would keep him.

  26. DBo says:
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    Dynasty & salary cap league, Trumbo/VMart for Lester/2017 3rd round pick? Which side? Thanks in advance!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DBo: Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Agree with F

  27. Wilson says:
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    Kershaw is in DL.
    I’m in a keeper league and my pitching is messy.
    Trade my Stanton for Kershaw?
    With Stanton’s performance in last three months, prolly buy low anyway. Thoughts appreciated.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Id want Stanton….Try for cheaper pitching.

  28. cheez whit says:
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    Would you drop Jose Ramirez for Espinosa? I am also holding Trea Turner. Need power and avg most.

  29. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Nomar Mazara, Andrew Miller.
    get- George Springer

    is this good or should I try for more?

    R(10) HR(10) RBI(10) SB(10.5) AVG (11) W(5) SV(8.5) K(5) ERA(12) WHIP(11)
    this could give me a free spot to add a pitcher. I’m -41 in projected IP.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Lucroy. 2B- Rizzo. 2B- Cano. 3B- Longoria. SS- Villar.
    OF- Beltran. OF- Ozuna. OF- Mazara. UT- Gomez. UT- Revere.
    BN- Chisenhall.
    SP- deGrom. SP- Hendricks. RP- Rondon. RP- Cishek.
    P- Betances. P- Miller. P- Buchter. P- Kelley.
    BN- Matz, Fulmer, Gray, Velasquez.
    DL- Papelbon.

  30. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking to pickup Buchter ( on waivers until Sun Morning ).
    Who to drop : Naquin or H.S. Kim = both bench bats , but been playing them since J.Upton is cold ”
    “again” . Or R.Ray who is pitching Sunday vs San Fran , then again @ San Fran next week.
    6×6 daily mixed roto.
    Everyone have a Happy and Safe weekend.

  31. Todd says:
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    Mr. Albright.

    So I’m in first place in my points league, but the fantasy gods have basically decided to Reggie Roby my pitching (Kershaw, Matz, Walker, Darvish, Cole, Colome). I got a guy who is in last place who isn’t going to catch up this year. He’s willing to trade Arrieta for Darvish and Cole.

    We keep six, and here are my potential keepers right now: Kershaw, Arenado, C Seager, Polanco, Urias, Cano, Darvish, Cole, Will Myers.

    Can you think of any reason why I shouldn’t make the trade?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: Take Arrieta

  32. RePete says:
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    Bregman Update: 4-for-5 and a walk in his first AAA game with 5 runs and 3 RBI! Not a bad start; could take the Correa path to the majors and get called up after only 100 ABs in AAA. They will certainly find a place for him now that they’re back in the playoff hunt.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Phillies pitching prospect Matt Imhof had his right eye surgically removed on Tuesday after suffering an injury in a freak accident last week.

      Awful. Imhof was struck in the face by a resistance band that was anchored to a wall and was told by doctors that his eye was “crushed like a grape.” They attempted to reconstruct the eye, but removing it gave Imhof the best chance to “live a normal life,” according to the pitcher. It appears that Imhof may try to continue his career, although it’s unclear when he might be able to pitch again.

      Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
      Jul 1 – 10:59 AM

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Sorry man, not sure how this posted up here..

  33. TonyD says:
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    “Maybe I’m just like my father, too old.” Frickin priceless! But seriously, flying waay under the radar is Brock Stewart. CBS 5% owned. I’m also a K whore so picked him up yesterday. Chances on him sticking and making an impact?

  34. KB says:
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    Was offered D. Gordon/S. Dyson for JD Martinez/E. Gattis. I need SV and SB but having a hard time parting with that much power. Which side do you prefer?

  35. WM says:
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    Urias vs Taillon

    1. ROS
    2. Keeper

    great podcast this week. best interview ever. solid question, bro

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @WM: 1. Tallion….2. Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WM: Thanks! Agree with F

  36. Bob says:
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    Would you cut Steve Matz for Walker?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bob: Must be a shallow league but I’d cut someone else if possible but if not i could see making that move.

  37. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Marte for Aroldys and Duvall?

  38. peacecoast says:
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    Starlin is kinda boring me, and I need SB. Drop him for Owings?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @peacecoast: Id rather have Starlin but he is droppable to fill a need.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Assuming Castro

        • peacecoast says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: ya castro, I could also drop merrifield for owings hmmm..what ya think? merri has cooled off, not stealing much.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @peacecoast: Yeah id lose Merri before Castro

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @peacecoast: as long as you’re talking about Castro and not Marte – not a whole lot of upside either way. i guess if you need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Owings isn’t much of anything and DL’d

  39. KB says:
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    Been offered D. Gordon/S. Dyson for JD Martinez/E. Gattis. I need SB and SV but having hard time parting with so much power. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, you were caught by the spam filter for some reason… JD side

  40. OJ Simpson says:
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    Good for a giggle as always.

    In a 12 team keep 6, h2h 5×5 obp,qs league.

    First off out of these players who out of these would you keep (22 rounds in our drafts)
    Taillon 22nd rd value
    Franco 20th
    Sano 20th
    Bregman 22
    Buxton 17
    Odor 21
    Blackmon 4
    Nola 20th
    Alex reyes 22nd

    I was offered t story who could be kept for the next three years and abreu for sano who can be kept for 2 more. Currently trotting out freeman at 1b (ugh) and villar at ss.
    Should i pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OJ Simpson: Thanks! I’d take Story….

      Franco 20th
      Sano 20th
      Bregman 22
      Odor 21
      Nola 20th
      Taillon 22nd rd value

  41. Bob says:
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    Would you cut Heyward for Pagan

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Bob: no – Heyward has raised his avg 30 points (still sucks) and starts his nice second half rise to suprisingly decent year end numbers

  42. S'All Goooood, Man says:
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    Has there been any update to the extent of Colome injury?

  43. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Dynasty league, would you trade Sale for Wil Myers? I would be receiving Myers. Need some OF help and already own Salazar, JoFer and Kershaw so pretty solid on pitching. I also think Sale will break down (injury) with his motion. Also may be able to grab Giancarlo or he’s better

  44. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    Going to see my binkie Mazara on the 4th at Fenway. You made need to find a new Prospector after I run onto the field, and hug him like the Morgana.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: They better not bench him

    • MattTruss

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      You’re not built like Matt Adams are you? He maybe could pass for Morganna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: Make sure to secure your breasts firmly under your white tee

  45. rottenpicks says:
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    6×6 head to head. I only have 6 moves left all year.

    Drop rendon for Beaz at 3rd? thanks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @rottenpicks: no i dropped him 2 months ago. Id save my moves and ride him out at this point

  46. Hank says:
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    Buenos Dias mr grey.

    Looking to replace my Leonys and my shirona! Ok actually just my Leonys. Would any of Tomas, Choo (:/) or big Steve Moya be worthy? Speed would be nice but it’s not like Leonys has been running recently

    Gracias

  47. The Great Knoche says:
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    2 Different leagues I dropped Buchter on the off-day yesterday, two hours later he is a closer. Guess who isn’t #1 on the waiver wire anywhere….I hate saves.

    Freddie 29 RBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: He’s on waivers in our RCL too, someone must’ve dropped him, and I say that thinking it could be me

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Two Dead guys Dancing

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Grey: Both in music and in textiles.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            And in almond milks

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Grey: Haha. I like my moo cow f*ck milk.

              So I’m finally 4 episodes into the 2nd season of Kimmy Schmidt. “Paw a cone” is going to be a permanent part of my ice cream vernacular.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You can’t be mad with a cone in your paw! You are a slow watcher, I sped through that in like 48 hours… CBS did a show called 48 Hours about me watching another show!

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Ha. Hey I just started them last night! It will be done this weekend. This pesky work thing interrupts my watching.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    It better be! I watched Billions this week… Meh, it was okay… Paul Giamatti is such a sad sack, whether playing one of not, I have to get him on the podcast and see if anyone wants his sperm

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: I always expect Paul Giamatti to actually be Harvey Pekar. Harvey Pekar should’ve played Paul Giamatti in a biopic.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Exactly! A friend of mine actually lived on the same block as him in Venice and I wanted to knock on his door and podcast him about his father, but it felt slightly invasive

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: Dude, right?? I always got that from him. No matter what character he’s playing, I’m thinking, “You’re pathetic, you sorry sack of sh*t, I feel bad for you.” And just in real life.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You know who his dad is right?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I just looked it up. I had no idea! Wow, mind blown. Can’t believe I never made the connection to look into that before. So when’s he going to play his dad in the Pete Rose story?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Great call! How has that not happened yet?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: He’d probably enjoy that more than asking him about drinking Merlot. Now that would be proper grounds for a throat punch and a hang up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, forgot about that, that’s a great movie too… What happened to his choices recently

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: Still haven’t watched it, but wasn’t he good in Straight Outta Compton?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh he was kinda stereotypical white Jew devil

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love me some girls in bamboo earrings

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: I like ones on a gangsta lean that uhh uhh anytime of day

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like any girl in a Supersonic jersey

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: and a JJ Fad haircut

  48. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Which side you prefer on this trade:

    Arrieta and Paxton or Ventura

    FOR

    Kluber and Carlos Martinez

    Thanks!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Kluber side for me

  49. Steve says:
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    Burns or Alcides ROS?

  50. ebudz says:
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    Whaddup Grey and the gang!

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

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
    Bench: (McCullers, Paxton, Pineda, Duffy, Rodon/streamer)

    I’m up 77 points in my H2H points matchup and I’m pretty sure my opponent will be starting Stroman vs. CLE, Wright vs. LAA, Wainwright vs. MIL, and probably a few desperate streams on Sunday if he’s still losing. I did manage to dodge a Kershaw bullet but I don’t want to lose this lead!

    Right now I just have Paxton vs. BAL (20.6) and Duffy @PHI (17.2) scheduled to start on Saturday but wanted to see if you’d start any of the options below today or tomorrow? Also what are my best start option(s) on Sunday 7/3? If anything I might pickup guys only to make sure my opponent can’t stream them? Also, I only have one streaming spot (Rodon) unless you think I can cut someone else from my staff? I think Duffy would be the first to go if needed, so I guess I’ll see how he does on Saturday…

    7/1
    Eovaldi @SD (18.7)*
    B. Norris vs. COL (14.0)
    Fiers vs. CHA (8.3)

    7/2
    Corbin vs. SF (6.3)
    Snell vs. DET (-0.1)

    7/3
    Urias vs. COL (21.6)
    Ray vs. SF (12.3)
    Ventura @PHI (12.1)
    Conley @ATL (9.6)
    McHugh vs. CHA (8.9)
    J. Gray @LAN (6.0)
    Mengden vs. PIT (0.4)

    • Cram It says:
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      @ebudz: You spend a lot of time formulating these situations every day. Must be stressful!

      • ebudz says:
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        @Cram It: Nah it’s not too stressful especially when I’m tokin’ half the time! I just have a Google Docs sheet I just update with matchups and SON’s values as I find them and then Grey’s opinions help me pick ones to actually use.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: I wouldn’t mess with today’s streams… Sunday: Urias vs. COL (21.6)
      Ray vs. SF (12.3)
      McHugh vs. CHA (8.9)
      J. Gray @LAN (6.0)

  51. Robert says:
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    Rajai or Odubel?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: ODB

  52. Stantonovation says:
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    Which Curaçaoan ROS?
    Profar or schoop

    • Cram It says:
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      @Stantonovation: Schoop still getting no love, huh? Schoop.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: told you that 0-3 last night was bad…

  53. GonzoChicago says:
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    Thanks for starting the holiday weekend off right Grey!

    6X6 (OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W; Doubles + Triples and IP/GS as the 6th Cats) 10 Team Redraft League

    Pick 3 ROS regardless of position:
    Justin Turner, Heyward, AJ Reed, Morales, Pineda, Danny Duffy

    As a follow up, are you buying Pineda as more than a streamer ROS?

    Thanks and have a great 4th!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @GonzoChicago: Turner, Morales, Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GonzoChicago: Thanks! I’d go Reed, Morales, Pineda…Drop Reed next week if he still hasn’t hit

  54. William Hung says:
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    @Cram It: On a level of 1-10, how great was that comeback against the Cubs? I was mentally preparing myself for the loss after getting swept in DC and then Familia loading the bases with 1 out…

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: I didn’t get to see it! Just knowing they won, it’s a 10. Hopefully get some momentum when the Nats come back around!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Conforto needs to get right ASAP. I’m cautiously optimistic that Reyes can actually help

        The Mets better not think that Wheeler is a piece to move cause with Thor and Matz’s elbow, Wheeler is going to be a big piece of what they do in August/September

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah it was nice even with Familia giving me a heart attack in the ninth.

      • William Hung says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: After John Franco, Armando Benitez, and remember Braden Looper???? Familia doesn’t phase me

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @William Hung: Those guys are the reason i trust no one.

  55. Phil Up Your Crevice says:
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    Your Prince Fielder and Carlos Carrasco comments were epic. I love me some Carrasco Sauce. Pause?

    1) Thoughts on Duvall ROS? Hold/sell? Power is premium. I know you hate Trumbo, and I see some similarities.
    2) Rank for ROS: Steven Wright, Taijuan Walker, Kyle Hendricks, Danny Salazar, Carlos Carrasco (complete games is a stat, 7×7 roto)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Phil Up Your Crevice: 1. Hold (Could always sell for a good offer)…2. Carrasco, Salazar, Walker for me.

  56. Murph says:
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    Naquin or Moyà as a fifth outfielder?
    Thanks!

  57. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey. Start or sit?

    J. Ross vs Cinn (Straily) SON $10.3
    Archer vs Det (Pelfrey) SON $24.9
    Giolito vs Cinn (Lamb) SON $-0.7

    Thank you.

  58. Mark says:
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    Kim in Baltimore. Why isn’t he a full time starter? I like his swing and batting eye. So do you think Buck will make him a full time player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He plays enough

  59. dem ribbies says:
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    Would you start any of:

    – Gausman @ SEA
    – Hammel @NYN

  60. Mark says:
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    Does HS Kim any chance of playing full time?

    I see Peter Bourjos is the new starting OF in Philly. Any chance in the smalle park he can put together a near 15-15 season the rest of the year? What is his upside this year?

    Would you prefer Bourjos over Michael Bourn in an H2H standard league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, you were caught by the spam filter for some reason… Bourjos over Bourn

  61. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Kendrys Morales is as professional a hitter as one can ask for. The dude knows what he’s doing up there. And I watched him last night…dude was hitting ANGRY! I mean “you said WHAT to my mom!?” ANGRY! Glad you’ve been beating the drum, Grey. No idea why the guy is still under 40% at ESPN. Even when he wasn’t hitting he should have never been so highly unowned. Players stash unproven prospects for weeks and months. But no one was stashing this guy on their bench? Nutty, sir.

    Watch this homerun he hit last night. Even E-5 would be impressed. Sorry about the Fat Alec Baldwin lead-in with the contemptible Jason Schwartzman:

    http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/73955164/v876891383/kcstl-morales-launches-456foot-homer-to-left/?query=Morales

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: Nutty, indeed… Yeah, great homer ball… UTIL does cramp him a little

  62. Smell The Glove says:
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    Neil Walker or Devon Travis?

  63. Agentmoose71 says:
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    Standard 5×5 league. Need to cut one of the following: carter, choo or moss. Thoughts?

  64. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Looking to nail 2 Kershaw-acquiring trades in 2 days.

    Today’s trade would be for my redraft H2H 10 team league. I’m way ahead in 1st + very likely to have a first round playoff bye, so I’m looking solely to build the best team possible for when September playoffs roll around.

    In exchange for Kershaw (from a guy who needs to make a push now to get into the playoffs), he wants my Carrasco and Kenley Jansen.

    Gotta take that, right? I have a very deep pitching staff which also features through Scherzer, Price, etc. (my worst SPs are Hill and Pom), so Carrasco is not a big loss. I also have 2 other closers, in Familia + Oh (and new closers become available on the reg on waivers).

    Take Kershaw immediately and get psyched for H2H playoffs?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Kershaw goggles?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perhaps

  65. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Fantastic write-up and by far one of the better headlines this year Mr. Gamble! I somehow manage to roster players that only hit solo dongs. Is there a glossary term for that? This week I have 10HRs and 26 RBIs…Ridonk.
    Perhaps Dong Solo?

  66. primetime says:
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    Grey, mazara next season…. What kind of numbers can we expect from this kid?

  67. Rondo says:
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    10-team H2H Points league with a 7 start max per week for SP.

    Roster:
    C- Realmulto
    2B/SS- Segura
    2B/SS- Murphy
    1B/3B- Machado
    1B/3B- Rizzo
    OF– Saunders
    OF- Springer
    OF- Zobrist
    UTIL– Schoop
    UTIL- E. Nunez
    Bench – Melky, Castellanos, Chisenhall, Tulo, Pujols,Beltre
    DL- J.D. Martinez

    SP- Salaazar, Carrasco, Quintana, Matz, Samardzija, Ross
    RP- Familia, Britton
    DL – Hill, Colome

    Waiver wire SP:
    Rodon, Peavy, Odorizzi, DeSclafani, Gausman, Conley, Duffy, Griffin, Norris, Moore, Davies

    Trade Offer:
    Give Carrasco/Salazar and Castellanos
    for
    Kris Bryant

    I am currently in 1st place but with the same record as 3 other teams. I’m the leader in Points For (and Points Against coincidentally).

    With the number of bats I already have benched and the mid-level pitching that is available on the wire, should I do this deal to get Bryant or stay put? If you say do the deal, which of these 2 SP’s should I trade?

  68. Tony says:
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    In a standard keeper, Moncada ($8) or Giolito ($5), cost goes up five dollars every year the player is kept. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony: Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: Agree with F

  69. jay says:
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    @Grey, I was offered Betances and Edwin Encarnacion for my Goldy in a league with holds. Its a keeper league and Betances can be kept for 8 and Goldy for 26.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jay: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jay: Agree with F

      • jay says:
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        @Grey: What about Mazzara kept at 5 for Betances at 8? I currently have Pujols on the bench and he can slide into my Util spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maz

  70. Random girl who looks sort of like Falcor, from Neverending Story says:
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    Once Morales gets OF eligibility (2 more games played in OF in Yahoo leagues), who do you like, ROS? Morales or Khris Davis?

  71. Mike Ehrlich says:
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    I’m new at using Razzball hitter projections for FanDuel. I want to download the latest (maximum marked as “Live”) from URL:
    https://razzball.com/dfsbot-fanduel-hit/
    … just before FanDuel Main contest starts @7:05pm EDT. I’ve been doing this:
    1) Refresh the page
    2) Check button “download”
    3) Click on “Get CSV”
    Do I need to refresh the page? … or will I get the latest csv without refreshing? I’ve done a couple of experiments and it seems like I do in fact need to refresh the page but it would save me a few precious seconds if I didn’t have to do that.

  72. Rondo says:
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    10-team H2H Points league with a 7 start max per week for SP.

    Roster:
    C- Realmulto
    2B/SS- Segura
    2B/SS- Murphy
    1B/3B- Machado
    1B/3B- Rizzo
    OF– Saunders
    OF- Springer
    OF- Zobrist
    UTIL– Schoop
    UTIL- E. Nunez
    Bench – Melky, Castellanos, Chisenhall, Tulo, Pujols,Beltre
    DL- J.D. Martinez

    SP- Salazar, Carrasco, Quintana, Matz, Samardzija, Ross
    RP- Familia, Britton
    DL – Hill, Colome

    Waiver wire SP:
    Rodon, Peavy, Odorizzi, DeSclafani, Gausman, Conley, Duffy, Griffin, Norris, Moore, Davies

    Trade Offer:
    Give Carrasco/Salazar and Castellanos
    for
    Kris Bryant

    I am currently in 1st place but with the same record as 3 other teams. I lead in Points For (and Points Against coincidentally)

    1) With the number of bats I already have benched and the mid-level pitching that is available on the wire, should I do this deal to get Bryant or stay put?

    2) If you say do the deal, should I trade away Salazar or Carrasco?
    3) Of the list of waiver wire SP above, who are the top 3?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, you were caught by the spam filter for some reason… Bryant side is way better, Salazar…. 3. DeScla, Rodon, Duffy

  73. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: You should time your buy article to after Mattingly announces how Rodney will be used – with everyone starting to sell Rodney, he might be eligible as a BUY if he is said to be closer and Ramos moved to the 8th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mattingly will likely announce it next Wednesday

  74. Dustyfingers says:
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    Another team dropped Matz earlier this weak. I picked him up. Gausman is also available. Is Matz worth the gamble or should drop him for Gausman? I could also drop DeSclafini or Duffy.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dustyfingers: Hold Matz and take Duffy over Disco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Greg says:
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        @Dustyfingers: Why do you all say hold on Matz? Cain was horrible pitching through bone spur for two years. …I had one. It was agony.

  75. BootsyBaby says:
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    Moya or Mark Reynolds ROS? Got my eye on Moya. Could alternately try Lawrie – so who do you like least of Lawrie, Reynolds, and Moya ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @BootsyBaby: Forget ROS as none of these guys are worth ROS…Id take Reynolds for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya will play for maybe another 2 weeks until JD returns

      • BootsyBaby says:
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        Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Will says:
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    @Grey Should I pick up Baez? I have Rendon, Schoop, Correa, Arenado, Segura, Villar all to play in 5 spots each day (2b, 3b, SS, UTIL, UTIL). I could drop AJ Reed or one of these 6 or should I stick with what I have? My 1B is Encarnacion, but I was looking for Reed to be a backup.

    12 team, head to head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  77. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Have a great holiday weekend, bud. Wish me luck in my quest to get above .500!

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Phil! You too!

  78. OldNavy says:
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    Trea Turner is learning to play CF. What maybe 2 to 3 weeks before they bring him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

  79. Bwyce Hawpo says:
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    12 team 6×6 w/ obp

    Trade question. My Crush Davis for McCutchen and Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  80. Will says:
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    Oh or Buchter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  81. Portbigcity says:
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    12 H2H – 1 for SO 4 OF 1 DH no utility

    ROS Carlos Santana or Kendrys for my DH

    Also, I have Franco , Castellanos and Justin Turner. Who would be the best trade bait? I need OF help and with 3 3b I need to make room

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys…Franco

  82. Stantonovation says:
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    Worth dropping Wellington for Brian McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        The Beef needs to show that power

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  83. True and Correct says:
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    Grey, ROS please rank McCullers/Sanchez (Aaron)/Matz/Rodon/Nola. Very concerned with Matz.
    ROS: Bum v. Kershaw.
    Maybe the epidural works, but maybe not so much. Will he miss 2 starts, 4 ? Who knows. Bum is a beast.
    Thanks
    Carrasco/Salazar looking as good as advertised.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, Sanchez, Nola…Bum

  84. Wilsonian says:
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    Buchter or Charlie Estevez (or is that Emilio Sheen)?

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchter

  85. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks as always for the help, you’ve got me in the running once again! Dumpster diving for SP and my focus is Ws and Ks… Who are your top 3 ROS?

    Nola, Rodon, Chen, Wainwright, Duffy, Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Hendricks, Nola

  86. True and Correct says:
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    1 more Please rank McCullers/Sanchez/Walker. All 3 ahead of Nola/Rodon/Matz ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Happy 4th !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  87. DC says:
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    Kinda want to grab Kendrys but not thrilled about dropping any of Pederson, Turner, Santana, Ellsbury, or maybe one of Paxton, Sanchez, Giolito, Walker. Hold or drop a Dodger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Pederson

  88. True and Correct says:
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    Really, last one : ROS: T. Anderson/T.Thompson/Reynols/Gregorius/Solarte.
    Can use b. avg./runs/rbis/h.r.’s- Not s.b.’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  89. Post says:
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    Drop Danny Valencia or AJ reed for Kendrys Morales? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold Reed thru the weekend

  90. slew says:
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    Better DL stash -Boxberger or Colome? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  91. Dusty Briches says:
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    Heyward or T Walker ROS?
    Trumbo or Carrasco ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward… Trumbo

      • Mike Aviles is Ollie Perez says:
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        @Grey: would you trade kershaw for boegarts, how serious u think this injury is? Would be left Shoe Ross Verlander Duffy Samchez JGray. Current SS is Kang

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Xander

  92. Nick says:
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    Pick 2 for today…

    Trumbo vs Lefty Wade LeBlanc
    Schoop vs Lefty Wade LeBlanc
    Duvall vs Roark
    Lamb vs Cueto

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, Duvall

  93. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need an OF in 10×10 weekly H2H OPS league. Arcia, Kim, Chisenhall, Crisp, or grab Kendrys and hope he gets eligibility soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually Kim… Kendrys if he had eligibility

  94. Josh says:
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    Aaron Sanchez and Jason Hammel for Shoemaker and Pap

    Which side do you go with?

    • Grey

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

  95. Steve D. says:
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    10 team, 4×4 (no Ks, no runs), 2 catcher, 6 bench spot redraft league, just offered the following:

    Get:
    Travis d’Arnaud C | NYM
    Starling Marte CF | PIT
    Rougned Odor 2B | TEX
    Max Scherzer SP | WAS

    Give:
    Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY
    Manny Machado 3B | BAL
    Brian McCann C | NYY

    Should I take it? I’m weak in the P categories, dead last in Ws.

    Here’s what my team would look like after the trade:

    C: Russell Martin TOR-C
    C: Travis d’Arnaud NYM-C
    1B: Anthony Rizzo CHC-1B
    2B: Rougned Odor TEX-2B
    SS: Ian Desmond TEX-CF,LF,SS
    3B: Nick Castellanos DET-3B
    CI: Victor Martinez DET-1B,DH
    MI: Jason Kipnis CLE-2B
    OF: Starling Marte PIT-CF,LF
    OF: Mookie Betts BOS-CF,RF
    OF: Marcell Ozuna MIA-CF,RF
    OF: Khris Davis OAK-DH,LF
    OF: Justin Upton DET-CF,LF
    Util: Prince Fielder TEX-1B,DH

    P: Max Scherzer WSH-SP
    P: Julio Teheran ATL-SP
    P: Arodys Vizcaino ATL-RP
    P: Craig Kimbrel BOS-RP
    P: David Robertson CWS-RP
    P: Anthony DeSclafani CIN-SP
    P: Julio Urias LAD-SP
    P: Sonny Gray OAK-SP
    P: Michael Pineda NYY-SP

    BN: J.D. Martinez DET-RFD
    BN: Addison Russell CHC-2B,SS
    BN: Billy Burns OAK-CF
    BN: Dee Gordon MIA-2BS
    BN: Tim Anderson CWS-SS
    BN: Trevor Rosenthal STL-RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  96. True and Correct says:
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    Drop : Trayce, Gregorius, Solarte. Reynolds ? Can use all hitting other than s.b.’s ?
    A little concerned with playing time for Trayce.

    • Cram It says:
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      @True and Correct: Trayce when he plays, Gregorius right now, Reynolds in Coors.

    • Cram It says:
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      @True and Correct: Oh , drop. Drop Solarte. I thought your previous question was your last one. For reals, on the serious.

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks. Solarte does have cover at 3 positions, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds at home, otherwise Didi

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Asked who to DROP (for T.Anderson), though. Between Trayce and Solarte ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solarte

  97. Bernard Milkey says:
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    Drop Ellsbury for Semien. 12 team h2h 5×5. Have sb covered I think. Thanks and enjoy the 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you too!

  98. Matthew says:
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    forsythe or Baez (including ops and bb)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forsythe

  99. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey. how do you rank these guys ROS? thanks.
    heyward/moss/K.davis/gardy/baez/Espinosa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Heyward

  100. Schlurricane

    Schlurricane says:
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    12 team 7×7 roto 2 at each IF and C & 5 OF, 9 P

    I lead in all offensive cats but SB. Need to improve P to seal the deal. My staff is Bumgarner, Salazar, Samardzija, Eickhoff, Rodon, Velazquez, Wacha, Chen and Colon. I have Joc on the bench.

    Should I make either of these trades or hold?

    Get Sonny Gray and give up Marcell Ozuna

    Get Chris Archer and give up Joc and Cervelli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Archer

  101. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP

    Drop profar for one of reyes, kendrys, kris davis, reddick, moss, fielder,

    CI goldy, pujols, frazier
    MI Villar, merrifield, kang, profar (bench)
    Util franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  102. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Still holding onto C.Gomez and L.Martin on my bench. Do you like any of these bats better?
    E.SUAREZ
    S.CASTRO
    D.ESPINOSA
    C.SANTANA
    K.PILLAR
    B.MOSS
    C.MAYBIN
    J.REYES
    S.MOYA
    Y.TOMAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss, Moya

  103. Streamy loves Kennedy today, but I’m scurred of starting him on the road. Should I face my fears and trot him out there? It should be noted that literally every time I’ve ever streamed Kennedy he does terribly so if I start him it could ruin it for everybody.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hugman: Well seeing as his performance is directly related to whether you deploy him or not, I’m going to say don’t start him so I can benefit from his strong matchup against a weak offense. Should get the W at least. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not

      • @Grey: I’m sitting him. You’re welcome, everybody!

  104. omar says:
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    Start or sit Smyly vs. Detroit? AL Only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  105. Duke says:
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    I’ve got my obligatory should I ditch any Franco/Segura/HanRam/Kemp for (today) Baez question? OBP league. Happy 4th to you and cougs brody

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah…Thanks, Alexander Brohamilton

  106. Bishop says:
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    or Lindor or Bogaerts? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  107. alps says:
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    i was offered Chris Carter or Beltran for Oh
    I am competing for RBI’s and HR’s
    I cant win Saves
    Who would you take. I am afraid Beltarn is a sneeze away from going on the DL
    He then offered me both for Oh. I am not sure if its a real offer. I would have to drop Saunders to make that deal,
    What would you do
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  108. Great White North says:
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    I currently have Castro in my U-spot, so position doesn’t matter much (That’s what she said, in Cuba). Should I drop Starlin for Moya, Pagan, or Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  109. Grey

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

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Grey: what’s this mean son

  110. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    So, in continuation about making room for Rich Hill back off the DL, I need to decide to drop either Matz, Archer, or X Cedeno (and go one less pen guy)..

    Still kinda on the fence after Matz’s performance last night, coupled with the spur. ..and Archer’s been underwhelming…

    Please assist, and thanks!
    -Jedi

    • Grey

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

  111. Slimbo says:
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    In a shallow keeper with k9 era whip obp and avg

    would you cut hammel, aaron sanchez, taillon, jose reyes, danny valencia, devon travis or segura

    For any of these free agents
    Javier baez, wieters or McCann(have Gattis as catcher) Han ram, khris davis, Upton Jr,

    Pineda, Ian Kennedy, danny Duffy or desclafani

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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

  112. Grey

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

  113. Rusty Arms says:
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    Salazar or C Hamel and by what margin? Thanks

    • Grey

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

  114. matt says:
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    should I trade Matz for Rodon as Matz risk of being shut down due to injury or innings max thx

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