“Hey, I’ll take two home runs from Khris Davis and be more than happy.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’ll take one homer.  Gently farting in your direction, Prince Fielder.  Three homers?  Well that is too much for my little old heart.”  So began the monologue I told myself in my mirror last night.  I was wearing a fedora with a feather in it and no pants.  That’s added color for you to understand the scene.  Then, it was the ninth, the A’s in the lead and Davis’s night looked over with two homers until.  Dot dot dot.  Ian Desmond homered off Ryan Madson and sent the game into the bottom of the ninth inning.  Khris Davis came up to the plate, bases loaded, already with two homers on his scoresheet, could he hit one more?  Could my monologue presented to my reflection come to fruition?  Could my neighbors stop screaming for me to put on pants?  Yes on all three!  Finished the night with 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and three homers (9, 10, 11).  I had Davis ranked around eight rounds higher than anyone else because I thought he could easily hit 30 homers in an age when 30 homers doesn’t come that easily.  Has anything changed since the preseason?  Yeah, the date.  Dur.  I love Khris Davis and right now looks even better than his namelganger, Chris Davis.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mark Canha – Underwent season-ending hip surgery.  Yeah, him and every roller derby celeb!

Danny Valencia – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The A’s are making the Coliseum look small.  Kinda like the Roman soldier they sewed an extra six limbs onto and sent in to fight a lion.  Hey, it was a different time.

Jesse Hahn – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’d hold off on adding him just yet.  Or just talk to the Hahn about adding more Ks.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 1 run.  MLB said, “Smell ya later” to Odor for 8 games.  I thought the suspension would be longer due to the high profile nature of the beatdown, but others were right.  Oh well, first time I was wrong.  “What’s that?”  Shut up, Delino DeShields.  Odor will appeal the suspension and/or say he’ll appeal the suspension then suddenly drop the appeal on a Tuesday right after weekly fantasy lineups lock.

Jurickson Profar – Started at 2nd base yesterday in the minors, which means the Rangers might call the Jurickson store when Odor serves his suspension.  A whole eight games from Profar doesn’t strike me as worth stashing, but I’m sure someone will ask if they should drop Rendon, Eugenio or Lawrie for him.

Shawn Tolleson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 9.20.  If it’s silly that Gregerson hasn’t been replaced yet, it’s idiotic that Tolleson is still the Rangers closer.  I think that idiocy is about to end for good though.  If Sam Dyson isn’t owned in your league, I wanna be in your league.  Send me an invite.  Thanks.

Yu Darvish – Made another successful rehab start yesterday and I need him back like yesterday from the DL, but he’ll likely make one more rehab start before returning.  Be safe, Yu marvelous sexy beast!

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .307.  I’ve seen him compared to a young Jermaine Dye.  Not a bad comparison, I will call him, Fresh Ink.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs with two home runs (2, 3).  Not much for eating my vegetables, but how about that strong bean!?  This might be the most improbable two-homer game since Rabbit Maranville homered twice off Steve Howe in a pickup game in heaven.  Howe was carousing pretty hard with Billy Martin, Babe Ruth and Fatty Arbuckle prior to the game.  Fatty said every time someone said “However” with air parenthesis around the “ever,” Howe had to do a shot.  “Howe (ever), I’d like to have sex with Ty Cobb’s sister.”  That was a drunk Babe Ruth.  Air parenthesis are a big thing in heaven.

Juan Nicasio – 5 IP, 4 ER vs. the Braves.  Ray Searage watching Nicasio is like the face of a 5-year-old finding out there’s no Santa.  Everything they thought they knew, false.

John Jaso – 3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .296.  Telling you stats about a white guy with dreads makes me an informer!  Sing it, John Ja-Snow!

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .289.  As someone who has periodically owned Cervelli this year, let me be the one to tell you, you’re not going to enjoy owning him.  He yawnstipates.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .307.  Where’s the people that were giving me crap for ranking Polanco about seven rounds prior to everyone else?  They sure are quiet now.

Jose Berrios – Was optioned down to Triple-A.  Presidential nominee, Pat Dean, will take his rotation spot.  Berrios will join Buxton in the minors as Twins fans prepare to have their dreams for 2017 dashed soon enough.  “In 2029, we’re gonna have Joe Mauer Jr. at catcher and–Did that radio announcer that is on a bluetooth cereal box because there’s no more radios in 2029 just say Mauer has a concussion of his hand?  Stupid Stephen Hawking Jr. for finding that hand brain!”

Phil Hughes – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.70.  Paul Molitor said Hughes is battling shoulder fatigue and “Have I mentioned my 39-game hitting streak?”

Miguel Sano – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .239.  Now has two homers in last two games.  Just the way Nicholas Sparks wrote it in The Sanotebook.

Joe Mauer – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  A third of the way to six!  You can do it Mauer!  Think of all of those Minnesotan women in oversized sweaters rooting for you.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and fifth homer in the last eight games.  Member when you wanted to sell him away for Colby Rasmus and a can of beans?  Shame on you and your bean obsession.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  You know how in old timey baseball guys would be nicknamed Kid (and in the world of rap-rock) ?  They should call Kinsler, Kid Dish.  When your curve is flat like your unleavened bread, you can’t pass over the Kid Dish!

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, 2nd in as many games.  Yeah, he’ll get hurt again in the next two weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own him in the mean’s while.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd blown save this week.  I mean, seriously, it’s silly now.  The Astros have not one, but two competent relievers behind him.  I know, Giles hasn’t looked good, but he was cuckhold’d and can be a lights out closer.  Or there’s Will Harris, who has just been incredible.  Harris is the obvious replacement, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they give Giles back his balls (to the ninth).

Colin Moran – Was called up by the Astros.  Colin Moran is Joanie and Chachi’s child, and a light power corner man.  He’s like a Tyler White-lite.  I will call him Tyler Translucent.  Moran’s likely a temp fill-in until Reed comes up in June.

Tyler White – 3-for-4 and two homers (6, 7) and his first productive day in about a month.  Apparently, Colin Moran is a mouth breather, because White could feel it breathing down his neck from miles away.  White could be getting hot again, but now he’s going to lose playing time to Moran, unless the Moran call-up was a ploy to light a fire under White.

Carlos Gomez – Hit the Disgraceful List with, “Hasn’t been good in two years.”

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, but as a DH.  Do we really need Jason Castro to continue to be a thing?  Astros have this infatuation with flatulence sometimes.  See Marwin and Valbuena.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.43 vs. Carlos Rodon 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  These two pitchers are also featured on many fantasy teams with this managerial approach to their pitching, “Well, it can’t get much worse, so I’m just starting them.”

Todd Frazier – Didn’t start yesterday due to an illness.  The clubhouse guy they call Willie, whose name is actually Tom, said don’t eat the egg salad.  He said it.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  Okay, no foolsies, please get crazy hot.  I need you.

Rubby de la Rosa – Will be skipped next time out due to his groin.  Guess he’s just lucky his name isn’t Stabby.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.08.  Will he get his ERA under 4 this year?  I’m not sure, but, out of curiosity, how many games will he face the Padres?

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I wish I owned him everywhere.  This much is true, a novel by Basebally Lamb.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (4, 5).  Does it suck that he’s only batting .232?  Yes, of course, but that also means he’s going to hit .400 one of these months and still end the year with a .300 average.

Phil Coke – Designated for assignment.  Coke’s assignment is to become the number one soft drink on the planet.  I wasn’t paid to say that but I would like to be.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.60.  I said I dropped him after his 2nd start of the season.  Not entirely sure why people are asking if they should start him still, but I wouldn’t own him.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Don’t you want to put an apostrophe at the end of his first name?  Starlin’?  Meh, maybe it’s just me.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  This game came against the Padres, which is a totally fair matchup.  Surprised this wasn’t a closer game.  Ow, eye roll headache!

David Wright – Sat out yesterday with a back issue of Men’s Health and the Podiatric Journal of Medicine’s swimsuit issue.  “Ooh, what a sexy gladiator sandal…”

Lucas Duda – Didn’t start yesterday due to a back issue, as well.  Must be something in the air.  Germs!  Germs are in the air!  AHHHHH!

Steven Matz – Will be back in the rotation for Friday’s start.  Matzel Tov!

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .212.  Up until yesterday, if you saw Granderson on your team, you wanted a Curtis-y flush.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .283.  This will be the last year you are able to get him at a Conforto-able price.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.19 vs. Max Scherzer 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  This felt like a first round playoff matchup.  Of course, if this were a playoff game, Daniel Murphy would’ve homered and Donald Trump would’ve thrown out the first pitch, then stayed in to pitch the first inning for both teams, because as he says, “Reagan did it.”

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3 as he was dropped to sixth in the order.  I wonder if Trea Turner can play 3rd and short simultaneously.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.38.  Hey, I’ll take it, but I can’t say the walks have me doing cartwheels dressed as Carol Channing, which the universal sign for everything’s great.

Brad Miller – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, was hitting in the .100’s over the last week and hadn’t been good in my mind since he was the second coming of Cano.  Ah, good times!

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Okay, just about everyone on the Rays had some hitting-action last night, but Kiermaier has a six-game hitting streak with a homer in that time.  Granted, he only had one hit each game, but it’s something.  Like herpes is something.

Brandon Guyer – 1-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and 1st steal, hitting leadoff.  Finally, a hot schmotato from Tampa!  Guyer had two homers on Sunday — glad I have a 72-hour memory bank! — and has been hitting near-.350 in the last week.

Marcus Stroman – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.23.  For most pitchers yesterday, it was not a good day to get out of bed.  Let’s leave it as an off day like that Tuesday you wore sweatpants out of the house.  And by Tuesday I mean 2009.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  When Pillar went to high five him, Bautista flinched real bad.

Alfredo Simon – 4 1/3 IP, 10 ER.  Alfredo got creamed.

Tony Cingrani – 1 IP, 0 ER and Ross Ohlendorf 1 IP, 0 ER.  In the same game!  Clean innings from back-to-back Reds relievers!  Too bad they were down by 12 runs.

Michael Brantley – Received an anti-inflammatory for his shoulder.  Or he received a placebo.  We’ll never know.

Danny Salazar – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.80, as he was staked to the huge lead and cruised out to the iVictory Coast for a free night at the W while watching Oliver Stone’s W in his room after just starting to surf the internet by simply typing WWW.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-3, 4 runs, 3 RBIs, and five for his last seven.  I picked The King of SAGNOF up for Monday’s batty call, he wouldn’t leave in the morning and I let him stay for the 2nd day.  Maybe I’ll just let him hot schmotato around my team for a week.  I’m in love!

Lonnie Chisenhall – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  An opposing pitcher is unable to defend Chisenhall when he does that “I’m pinching your head” thing.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Had a setback with his knee.  I.e., I before E except in e-i, e-i, oh, I wouldn’t expect anything from him for at least another two months.

Joe Kelly – Expected to return on Saturday.  And not a moment too soon, said every hitter in the major leagues not on the Red Sox.

Rick Porcello – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.51.  He looked so promising up until this game, so what happened?  I picked him up.  Mea culpa.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .329.  You know who his stats remind me of?  What we should’ve been getting from the bleb, Sandoval.

Yordano Ventura – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.85.  Hey, he got the win.  Lowercase yay.  This was still not a good start.  He hasn’t looked right all season, and I’d be seriously exploring waivers to replace him.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  I was thinking Hosmer felt like he was hitting for more power this year, so I went back to his game log from last year.  He hit his 7th homer last year on…Guess.  June?  July?  Actually, three days earlier on May 14th.  Oh well.

Daniel Nava – Headed to the DL with a groin injury.  No lie, I own Nava in one very deep league, and I didn’t even realize he was off the DL from his last injury.  Saves me a move!

Huston Street – Hopes to be ready to rejoin the Angels around Memorial Day because ‘Murica needs saves.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  In 70 IP, he has 88 Ks and 4 walks.  That’s ridiculous.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and his 5th homer in the past week.  Sure doesn’t seem as obvious that Correa will be the better shortstop this year between the two.  Long season, things change.  Either way, right now, the Player Rater is absolutely stacked with shortstops.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers.  Glad to see him moved up to the five hole in the lineup, but it’s likely only because A-Gon was out yesterday.  If it is a temp situation, he should make sure to steal the stapler.

Joaquin Benoit – Was activated from the DL.  Cishek, which sounds like a chorus in a Missy Elliot song, hasn’t been good recently, and Benoit could be the handcuff, so if you need to vulture some SAGNOF, get sniping.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.32.  I like him in the right matchups per the Stream-o-Nator, but I think Miley should stop twerking after every pitch.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I don’t own him; I only say this as an observer of baseball things — baseballings? — Cruz is overdue for a 12-homer in 15-day stretch.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He was hitting .163 on May 1st.  He’s now hitting .254.  Yup.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Phils.  Chen doesn’t look totally off, but he doesn’t look totally right either.  While I’m working with these hedges, would you like me to move in the patio chairs?

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.42.  Someone commented yesterday they weren’t sure if it was worth owning Velasquez anymore.  He has a sub-2.50 ERA and a 11 K/9.  H to the Mm…

Tommy Joseph – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer as he plays 1st base, bats cleanup and hangs up on people who thinks he’s Caleb Joseph.  “Wrong number.  Ugh you all!”  That’s Tommy Joseph sick of getting wrong number calls.  “You rang?!”  That’s Dan Uggla getting the wrong idea from Joseph’s wrong number frustration.  Joseph has power (6 HRs in 27 games in Triple-A), but looks like he’s in a platoon with Howard at 1st base.  If the Phils DFA Howard (wishful thinking) or trade him (very wishful thinking), then I’m intrigued.

Emmanuel Burriss – 0-for-1.  Good to see Emmanuel surface again on the Phils.  Phillies assistant GM, George Papadopoulos spearheaded the adoption.

Chase Anderson – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.32.  If Anderson faced the Cubs seven more times, he wouldn’t come close to this good of a game again ever because baseball.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Anyone in North Carolina?  I need you to break into JB’s house and steal the voodoo doll he has of me.  It’s the house with the giant Joe Ross Fathead.

Joe Nathan – Signed by the Cubs.  Nathan will top himself in neon relish and star in the newly-established Cubs 7th inning Hot Dog race.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  *can’t believe own eyes, splashes water into eyes, realizes that’s not water but hydrogen peroxide from Cougs’ face mask mixture*  “Yes, doctor in the ER, my eyes are burning.  Please help!  You know what, forget the eyes, I don’t want help with those!  I need someone to look at the box score and tell me that Heyward really homered.”

 
  1. Slimbo says:
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    Davis is a beauty

    In a keeper Would you be dropping baez, schoop, ozuna, valencia or burns for davis?

    Thanks

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Slimbo: no

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Slimbo: Burns or Valencia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Baez potentially depending on league

  2. Brian says:
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    What the hell are we supposed to do with Rendon? Watch him hit singles? Where do you think he ends up at the end of the year overall? Does he crack the top 150?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: I had him ranked around 125 overall in the preseason, nothing’s changed

  3. Dusty Baker says:
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    5×5 NL Only ———- I am dumping Nicasio ————-looking at Alex Wood ———he has had a couple nice outings back to back against the Mets and then the Cards —– pitches in LA half the time ….but my real question is — (A) How long does one wait on Revere in DC (2 lights on nobody home – or 1 Light on and you get a date for $50?) ——-and (B) – D Santana , is worth waiting on also ? I see plenty of Outfielders out there on waiver wire that are producing. Hate to cut bait, then they take off, or hang on too long, and watch to “over achievers” excel, and miss out——————–am also thinking that kid Joseph in Philly, might be getting more playtime, than some might think. They didnt bring him up to keep track of Howards K’s……………………… Oh, Rendon will get hot soon, cuz when Trea comes up, Espinosa is going to be crying for playing time. Put up or shut up in DC , or put out and write a book, like Monica did ;) ————Have a great week, Brah , and thanks for the write up, and inside jive- peace out DB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Thanks! I’d hold Revere and Domingo

  4. Moustard says:
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    Thanks for Khris, Grey. I own him everywhere but of course was sitting him yesterday in my dearest league…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Moustard: i had him sat in one spot out of 4 or so also, hamels bad matchup by TRON.

    • Bas says:
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      @Moustard:
      And Mr Davis was on my bench too. Feel the pain………

      • knucks says:
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        @Bas: On my bench for almost all homers. In my Lineup for 0/9 double headers. A good call by Grey for sure. He can’t help my severe mismanagement!

        • 50 Shades of Greytness says:
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          @knucks: Same here – when its a bad matchup he goes yard….SMH

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Moustard: Well he was on my DFS team and scored me 48 pts and a bunch of money. I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE!!!!
      HA

      • Moustard says:
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        @Bye Felica:
        well, congrats!

  5. Pat Bateman says:
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    14T h2h OPS league. Thoughts on lineup, upgrades?

    McCann
    Abreu
    Altuve
    Ketel
    K Seager
    Yelich
    Eaton
    Reddick
    Pujols
    Duda
    Valencia
    Brantley

    Hold Ketel or grab Semien/B. Miller. Could also stash old man Reyes.

    Much appreciated your Greyness :)

  6. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    pick one of these, all of them within 3 bucks on SON, all of them pretty good lately.
    koehler @ PHI
    hellickson vs MIA
    dickey vs TB

  7. blevins says:
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    Is it time to drop Justin Upton? Maybe pick up Melvin instead???

  8. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Some dude dropped Khris to pick up Manaea after I dropped him last week. I think I’m going to get the better end of this deal. My plan all along hahaha.

    • Mickey Maloney says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Safe to say K Davis > Valencia rest of season?

      Love the Nathan Chicago dog reference. Don’t forget the sport peppers and seasoned salt!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Ha…Davis and Valencia are a tossup in my mind right now

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Interesting, but good to know. Always value your opinion. I had Davis by a hair because I felt like maybe he was safer, but seeing as though I have Valencia too; still nice to hear. Thank you kindly!

  9. Noam says:
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    Thanks to you Grey, I don’t own Keuchel, Tulo, Gomez, Jones, Sano, Grienke, Gray, or Rendon. I think I can let the Deshiitt tout slide!

    Thanks for all your hard work you mensch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: No problem

  10. VinWins

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    I dropped Rendon, Eugenio and Lawrie. Now I have no MIs. I hope you know what you’re talking about.

  11. We're Out Of Room says:
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    Whats up Grey? Hello Starlin’, Nice to see you, It’s been a long time, You’re just as lovely as you used to be…ha, couldn’t resist.So Davis is on my wire, had thought about adding him but unfortunately I dont see an obvious drop on my roster. I’m the proud owner of Nestles Tollhouse make you toss your cookies, luckily I do also own Dyson, but having to hold them both is costing me precious roster space. Despite his struggles I dont know that it’s wise to cut bait for Davis and bet on Dyson getting the gig. Closers are a hot commodity in our league and there arent many options on the wire for save needy teams but because Texas continues to defy logic I’m hesitant to take that leap of faith and go all in on Dyson. Any advice on how you’d proceed with this roster:

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Chen
    Bench RP Dyson
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP McGee
    Bench RP Tolleson
    DL SP E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @We’re Out Of Room: You could lose Burns for Davis, but then you look like you’d be light on speed

      • We're Out Of Room says:
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        @Grey: Yeah Im pretty light on speed as is, was trying to flip the Texas two step duo of Dyson/Tolleson for an ok arm like Pomeranz or Gio, but thus far to no avail. Thanks for the response, Bannister needs to just man up and make the change, then I can cut Tolleson and add a bat lol.

        • Grey

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          Agreed

  12. Razzballers — a general question here. I’m commissioner of a Yahoo! league where you can trade draft picks along with players. I liked this setting because it gave out-of-the-running teams a way to look toward next year, or to even out a not quite even trade.

    But now some managers are trading players for draft picks. So a team has a guy it doesn’t need but who is too good to just drop (so far: Vogt, Watson, and Dyson the relief pitcher) and the manager trades that player plus, say, a 13th-round pick next season, for just a 6th round pick next season. No player in return.

    Is this normal? Is there some reason it shouldn’t be allowed? I had never seen anything like it and I’m not sure how I feel about it. But it seems to be within the rules. Any thoughts?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Enrique: It’s playing smart. I see nothing wrong with it.I actually prefer it to an out of race team selling off its players.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Enrique: hey Enrique, I was in a CBS H2H keeper league for years and draft picks for players were traded all the time..Its just part of the game.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Enrique:

      Its the smart strategy… every year, im in contention and i know i can look to a rebuilding team for a solid piece back. We just keep 7 so theres plenty of sp3, good RP types available for a draft pick. Ill give up like a 15th rounder, everyone wins

    • Moneyball says:
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      This is a foreign concept?!?
      Then why did you (Commish) put it in your rules?
      Enjoy the firesales come the trade deadline!

      • @Moneyball: Everything’s a foreign concept until you come across it the first time.

        We allowed trading draft picks starting a few years ago but until this season it was always used to even out uneven trades (Player A + Draft Pick Y for Player B + Draft Pick Z), until this year. I didn’t realize how mainstream it was; none of the other leagues I’d participated in allowed trading picks at all.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Enrique: how have you allowed draft pick trades and have “never seen this before”? this is just standard trading.

  13. ThE sHiT says:
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    Didnt even bother to read on, saw the title, and jumped straight to this…fucken awesome title, whether it was you or Rudy, you guys are fucking amazing. Absolute best content, advice, jokes, references, everything, damnit i love you guys! Keep up the great work as always, Razzball fuckin rocks!!!

    I think im going on 6 years following your shizz

    • this one was Grey as I was asleep at the time (stupip 3 HR west coast game).

  14. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    haha, remember a few years back when valverde was hurt (or demoted in april) and DET’s closer mess was coke with a bunch of latinos? (benoit was one of them, and ended up with the job), but at the time it was literally like 4 latinos and phil coke.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:
      Tigers fan here, yes, sadly remember that. I thought then that opposing teams should play the song “things go better with Coke” when he entered the game.

  15. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    same way you are with starlin’ is how i am when i see goins, i think scooby do and scooby or schaggy yelling “GOINS” (zoniks voice)

  16. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    a. Kudos for your non-move of Nava! He has been a real non-entity this year. Shame with all the runs being scored this year for the Red Sox.

    b. Haha on Joc’s blurb. True story! When my contract was not renewed at the temp job I had, I took everything I could pack into my nap sack before leaving – stapler, 3M Memo pads (still have some 22 years later), all six colors of the rainbow high lighters (in case I wanted to draw a rainbow on my unicorn), a box of pencils and a box of blue AND a box of red medium ball point pens. Too bad I couldn’t take a toner cartridge, needed a writ signed by my boss to get one out of the store and pretty sure she wouldn’t sign off on it on my last day worked (which is abbreviated in the temp world as LDW). We’ve got to find a useful occasion to use LDW in fantasy.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 18)

    Horatio: ‘Some of the guests heard it.’
    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘Shot in the light of day in a house filled with people? That’s cold-blooded, Horatio.’
    Horatio: ‘It’s as cold (queue the sunglasses) as ice.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. He’s on the Angels now B. Haha, nice! C. Hehe

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. How could I be so dumb re: Nava!? I knew he had made the move and all, but…

        b. Moving into my new room this evening. The room is basically a junior bachelor equipped with a bed, a wardrobe closet, a desk with chair. It’s a total of 900 square feet with an attached 3-pc washroom included in that footage. There are 5 buildings each consisting of two of these junior bachelors within the compound. The head of our sub-office gets a much bigger accommodation, like 2000 sq ft. Have never been inside, but that’s what it looks like from the outside. They had me in the visitor’s container since my arrival May 6 (in Farchana, USA) and since I arrived in-country on May 2 I’ve been living out of my three suitcases because there is no wardrobe closet in the container and the hotel I stayed in prior to departure to Farchana, USA was super spartan with (again, h8 to belabor the point) no wardrobe closet. Anyway, can’t wait! Will tell you all about tomorrow!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ha, cause he’s played all of 3 games this year B. I’d like to see the Storage Wars episode where they open it and find you

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: I would love to be packaged somewhere to go stateside. Anywhere! Perth Amboy City, NJ? Would go immediately.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those in Perth Amboy leave off the city, need to speak the local jargon to fit in!

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Ha! Thanks, will remember that en route!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  17. Mike says:
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    I’m at a crossroads right now. My bats are cold and pitching is a roller coaster. Any from my lineup below you suggest I drop or package in a trade:

    C: Grandal
    1B: Duda
    2B: LeMahieu
    3B: Muchado
    SS: Cozar
    2B/SS: Tulo
    1B/3B: Castellanos
    OF: Stanton, Sano, Mookie, Mazara, Herrera
    DH: V-Mart
    Bench: J. Upton

    SP: deGrom, Archer, Stroman, Cueto, Gio, Steve Wright, McCullers, A. Conley
    RP: S. Casilla, Tolleson, Bentances

    I’m open to making moves, just seems that the other owners are asking way too much for their players, even when I would be overpaying in a trade.

    As always Grey, you preform a vital, and much needed service to those of who read the interwebs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d try to do something about my MI…Sano for Seager? Sano for Cano? So you only need your fantasy team uniform manager change one letter?

  18. The Theory says:
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    When I start Verlander, he sucks. When I have him on my bench, he is awesome.
    Today I am starting Verlander, you probably shouldn’t. FYI. Save your team like I refuse to save mine.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @The Theory: I’m having that problem with my pitchers’ win/loss record.

      W=10 L=-5

      Starting lineup- 17-23
      Bench- 10-7

  19. Mark says:
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    Brad Miller. I have no idea what to make of the guy. He has games that make you think he’s going to be a 20-20 player soon as this year. Then he bats .100 for a week. SS is so think and I keep holding him as that age and potential is driving me wild. But on the season he’s batting .220 but has 5 homers and for an SS that is something to me.

    If he bats .260 or so and blasts 15-20 with 15-20 steals, where hypothetically would that place him among SS in a mixed league. I assume top 10 but does he approach top 5?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mark: My opinion. Find a better SS

      • Mark says:
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        I wish. I tried in my 20 team keeper league. I saw his age and then I saw his power. He launched bombs. All his homers and the distance it travels is right up there. Although that’s a very fudgy stat. I love his power potential but if I can improve, I would. I cannot get the 30 and younger SS. He was the best I can get sadly.

        But like I said the power and speed I like. But still I really want to know what others think. He was a very talented minors hitter but know idea what to think about his performance.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Mark: i understand …didn’t realize it was a deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: He won’t be a top 10 SS

  20. Mark says:
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    What do you think of Jay Bruce? Is he back to being Jay Bruce a couple of years ago or should sell high in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Sell high

    • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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      @Mark:

      His higher BA is fueled in part by a ~ .330 babip, so that’s worth noting. I don’t think he’ll hit .270 all year. He’s got a shot at .250 though. Spray charts don’t look that different so his ‘new approach’ I don’t think is doing much.

      Also worth nothing is that he’s striking out at the same rate and walking slightly less. One thing in his favor is his hr/fb rate is at 17, which will mean an easy 30 homers if he sustains it, which he has done before.

      I’d sell if you got someone who is buying into a new Jay Bruce.

  21. Brett says:
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    12 team daily roto league 6×6 ops and holds the extra categories.

    Looking at 2 possible trades.

    My hitters: Posey, Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Kang, Story, Harper, Bryant, J Upton, Mazara, Parra, Holliday
    My Staff: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, McCullers, Rodon, Colome, May, McGee, Tolleson, Dyson, Neris, Will Harris.
    DL: Street and Boxberger

    the two trades I am looking at are:
    McGee for Smyly or Street and J upton for Blackmon

    Which would you prefer? I have too many relievers once Box and street are back to play all of them. There isn’t much pitching available on the wire, but all the prospects are there and I could grab one to stash (Tailon, Glasnow, etc)

  22. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Is it finally time to cut Tolleson loose? Boxberger is coming in the next week or two. Should I pick someone else up until he comes off the DL then cut Tolleson or ride it out until box comes off the DL and cut Tolleson then? My choices are:

    Dyson
    Giles
    Allen

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: I’d take Dyson over Tolleson

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Scott Kimmel:

      Lolwut, srsly rly? I’m not sure how much more clearly it needs to be written for you..

      Just curious, are you an actual baseball fan?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        >Muskysmell yes I am I usually don’t read the top but I should

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: You should at least respect the guy you pepper with stupid questions by reading his work. If you did read it everyday you would not have to ask so many questions and you would be able to make the right moves before your league mates do.

          • knucks says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Repost. Like. Thumbs up.

            Scotty doesn’t know, that razzy’s like Toe Knee, get their info at the top every weekday!

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Tony you’re right keep having blonde moments. My pitching is struggling got an offer of Thor and Miggy for Quintana and Machado. Would you make that deal? I have Donaldson and Correa at 3b and SS

            • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: No but I would play Machado @ ss and trade Correa before I would ever trade Machado.

        • Moneyball says:
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          Insulting.

        • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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          @Scott Kimmel:
          Best site in fantasy baseball and all you want to do is whore the Master. A lot of great info here…but only if you read it.

          Toe Knee, I use to be one of those people that said there are no stupid questions BUT after Scott Kimmel…not any more.

          • knucks says:
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            @Can’t spell wRONg without Ron: Would have thought that by now, Scotty would have noticed its time to try again under a new username. Ya prob won’t be able to blend in bud, but at least try!

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              Screw you Knucks

            • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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              @knucks: I don’t think shit for brains is taken.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Fuck you tony

                • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Your mommy let you talk like that.

            • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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              @knucks:
              It wouldn’t be hard to spot.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @knucks: there was a guy last night who i was sure was kimmel under a different name. guy asked about a trade in which scherzer + other players for group 2 of players. grey said “scherzer side” and guy went back and asked which side he meant, as if it affected Grey at all whether the commentor had scherzer side or didn’t (not that that part was confusing anyway)

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Ron go F yourself

            • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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              @Scott Kimmel:
              Just wondering, are you just “trolling” this site. Because looking at all these players that you say you have its like a list of the top 10 hitters and pitchers. What kind of league are you in? Sounds like a Karabell 4 team league where you own 3 of the 4 teams. But if that was true I don’t understand why you won’t trade with your self.

                • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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                  @knucks:
                  Haha. Nobody to blame for this but himself.

                • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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                  @knucks:
                  But I could be wRONg…

              • Snyders of hanover says:
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                @Can’t spell wRONg without Ron:

                All of his so called trade offers are not real offers. They are the crap offers he is think about sending and wants to hear who side is better. He just turns it around as ” this was purposed to me”

                Not sure I have ever seen a league where there are 20 plus trade offers each and every day, unless you’r the one sending the offers!

                • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                  @Snyders of hanover: just noticed that, it makes more sense than he gets that many bad offers every day, unless he’s in RCL’s and everybody gets to see how close he is to giving up good players for cheap.

            • Shill Team 6 says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Get ’em Kimmel. Don’t let these cyber bullies get to you.

              • knucks says:
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                @Shill Team 6: Hahaaa

                Interesting take. Yes he was cyber surrounded. And maybe bully wouldn’t be the choice word to use for Scotty. But the dood willingly admitted he doesn’t read anything and peppers for free advice everyday. More of a cyber panhandler than the rest of us.

  23. Low Energy Jeb! says:
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    Grey,

    Outstanding stuff once again! I heard Jurickson may get called up soon. Drop Rendon, Eugenio, or Lawrie for him??

    Btw, is it just me or are MI questions becoming the new Catcher questions this year? Seems like you could swap the “agree with F” auto-reply to every “Schoop, Lawrie, Russell, or….? question with… “IT DOESN’T MATTER!!!”

  24. Timmer says:
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    Would you trade Franco for Yu Darvish in an OBP Roto league? I need pitching, have plenty of homers (Bryce/papi/Stanton) and my other 3B are Shaw and Kang.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Timmer: I’d want Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmer: I’d want Franco

  25. John3 says:
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    As always, it’s a pleasure reading your column. First thing I do every morning!

    A.) I’m trying to get my SAGNOF on in roto. Had Benoit safely stashed on the DL for the past few weeks. I also have Nick Vincent rostered just in case. Any chance Vincent gets the nod?

    B.) Stuck with Dozier at second until Trea is called up..he hit HR in bunches last year but do you think it’s time to drop him and just stream 2b until trea hits the big show?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John3: a) Unlikely for Vincent B) Hold

  26. GFY250 says:
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    3 Catchers stole a base last night! Check the record books on that one, especially since one of them was Yadi, who is quite possibly the slowest baseball player since Paul Konerko.

    • GFY250 says:
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      @GFY250: Correction 4 Catchers: Yadi, Montero, Cerivelli, & Beef W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GFY250: Wow, good call, I had noticed each one but didn’t put it together

  27. Jvanslyke says:
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    If anything good came from an Odor suspension, my hope was maybe Desmond to the infield and another chance for Desheilds…

    Great write up, I currently own Heyward. Should i grab Valencia or Khris Davis instead???

    What are your thoughts on the Chance album?

    Thanks Grey. These write up’s make my mornings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: Thanks! I haven’t listened yet, good? Valencia

      • Jvanslyke says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I’m not crazy about it but people are flipping out for it. Loving the new Aesop though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, I’ll have to check it out

  28. Nick nice says:
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    Drop Brantley for k. Davis?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Nick nice: Why wouldn’t you? Brantley is a walking disaster. I wouldn’t own that guy for fantasy slowpitch softball

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Bye Felica: He’s good when he plays. The issue is he isn’t playing.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nick nice: Should’ve done that like a week ago.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Yea someone just dropped Brantley in my league with FAAB. Weird thing is that the guy has no one else on the DL… guess he’s just had enough of it. I’ll prob throw a couple bucks at it as I have an open slot and can slide him on the DL right now. But I anticipate someone else overbidding, which wouldn’t bother me. Until maybe July when he is back to his normal self. Maybe is the key word there.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: Shoulder injuries scare me. I’ve already dropped Domingo Santana even though he’s been back since his shoulder. Brantley could help win your league down the stretch, but he’s just a lottery ticket right now.

          • Bye Felica says:
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            @Cram It: Brantley just can’t stay healthy long enough to contribute. I couldn’t own him this year for that reason. Same reason I avoided Stanton this season.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Bye Felica: stanton hasn’t been hurt all season, brantley started year already hurt.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @knucks: YOU MUST BE MY GOOD LUCK CHARM DUDE CUZ I JUST WON A 527 PERSON TOURNAMENT TONIGHT!!!!!

  29. OdubelBubble says:
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    Are you worried at all about Degrom?

    Got offered Degrom for Pence and Joe Ross and need an ace way more than OF (already have Marte/JD/Zobrist). Only thing stopping me is Degrom’s weird numbers.

      • OdubelHerrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you make this trade?

  30. Wacha wacha says:
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    Abby chance Velasquez is still up and.pitching during the fantasy playoffs? If not is there anyone you wouldn’t want to sell him for from this list for 10 team 5×5 h2h?

    Fowler, pujols, yu, yelich, Rodon, Suarez, Daniel murph, segura, villar, J Zimmerman

      • Zimm says:
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        @Grey: Grey, does that mean you’re concerned Zimmerman will start having repeat performances like the other night against the Twins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I’m concerned

          • Zimm says:
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            @Grey: Good to know, thanks.

  31. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I offer Maeda for YU?

    THanks,

    • AJ says:
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      @Chris: Youre going to need to give up more than that to get Yu.

    • Moneyball says:
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      I own Yu. If you offered me that, I’d send Odor over to your house to have him tell you what I think of the offer.

      He’s good at non-verbal communication.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Moneyball: It’s actually fairer than some of the trades I was offered in RCL’s.

        • AJ says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I’ve no doubt that you get lousy offers in RCL… but the guy who owns Yu probably paid more for him than the person who has Maeda, and that was with the understanding that he’d have to waste a roster spot on Yu for two months. Now those two months are up so if you redrafted today, Yu would go much earlier than he did on draft day.

          If people want Yu at this point, they’re going to have to value him like a top 20 starter. He was a top 5 starter before he went down and he’s going to be back in a week.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @AJ: I wouldn’t trade Yu for Maeda. I know what he is worth. It’s that some people offer trades like everyone else is just morons waiting to be had.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: What others said

  32. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Will Harris or Seung Hwan Oh? Dynasty league with holds

    Thanks

  33. Chucky says:
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    Joey Votto and his .213 avg, the new normal? Looks like he’s thrown in the towel. Wish I could use the “its still April” tag but we’re 25% of the way in. Don’t look now, but this is two out of the last three seasons Votto has bombed. I know the injury in 2014 was the cause, flowed by a stellar 2015 but now what? You cant move him, but I can put him on the bench. Do you see a rebound, because I sure as hell don’t?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Chucky: Wow, I have him on one team and didn’t notice how awful he has been the last two weeks. I knew he wasn’t doing great but thought at least was over .275.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: He could be hitting .275 by June 1st, I wouldn’t worry

  34. MookieButts says:
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    Khris Davis or Adam Duvall ROS

  35. Hankg says:
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    Would you deal Goldschmidt, Heyward and Ross for Miggy, Cole and Kimbrel? Hate dealing the best player in deal but seems a pretty good return overall, particularly because my pitching has been rough so far. Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Hankg: Nope.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Hankg: No.

      • Hankg says:
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        @B the Esq.: would your opinions change if the deal was expanded to include Frazier for my Franco? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hankg: That doesn’t make the deal better enough

  36. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey!

    12 team league with small benches. Ready to give up on the hitter formerly known as Prince.

    Drop Fielder for any of: Khris Davis, Jake Lamb, Yasmany Tomas?

    Leaning Davis but interested to see what you think! Thanks

  37. Roughneck Odors says:
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    Stanton and Wacha for S. Marte, Springer, and S. Castro. Which side do you like better? Is it close?

  38. Bye Felica says:
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    Guess who had Davis,Mallax, Kershaw & Anderson on DK yesterday. ))))))

    I watched the 9th inning and i don’t understand why Banister still has a job. Dot dot dot….WHAT THE [email protected]#K is he thinking

    • knucks says:
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      @Bye Felica: Nice BF, well done. Hope to see you on one of those commercials soon haha. Wish I had the bankroll. But I can’t gamble on my relationship at home like that though.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @knucks: hah thanks knucks but i doubt that’s going to happen. You never know though

  39. primetime says:
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    Grey, Oaktown Krush Davis still on waivers.. Who should I consider dropping for him?
    This is a 10 team keeper league 5 x5 OBP.

    Starters
    Realmuto
    Rizzo
    Seagura
    Longoria
    Story
    Marte
    Cespedecs
    Bradley
    V Mart U

    Bench
    Dozier
    Castro
    Ellsbury
    Upton J
    Polonco
    Mazara

  40. @grey Are people dropping Dee Gordon? In a 12 team H2H 5 bench, should I drop Wainright and Dee Gordon to activate McCullers and pick up Raja? Already have J.Upton and A.Gordon riding the pine and Davis would fill my speed void. Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JAMESBIT: i dropped him 2 weeks ago

      I dropped Waino 4 weeks ago

      You have to be realistic about expectations

  41. JakeTPE says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    Excellent writeup per uze. Got my fingers crossed that Giles gets uncuckhold’d and Harris continues to set up. Having the Texas Closersons (Shawn and Luke) on the same fantasy team has been interesting the last week or so.

    Oh, and great news! Hayward’s home run is still showing up on his player card and in my fantasy stats! Barring any last-minute scoring changes, we’re good. Is 10 HR the rest of the season asking too much?

    Have a good one, sir!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JakeTPE: Heyward (auto-incorrect)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! Hoping for 15, I might be crazy

  42. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Gregorson for Colome?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Colome will be losing his job in 2 weeks (maybe sooner) when box comes back

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Grey: figured as much… Worth stashing box then? Or just hold

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  43. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,

    T.Walker @BAL

    Teheran @PIT

    start these guys?

    thanks!!

    • William Hung says:
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      @740: I would

  44. Mark says:
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    ROS Points – Pillar, K. Davis, J. Lamb, or Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Davis, Lamb

  45. The Wizard of Ozuna says:
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    We…err…I still sticking with Grandal over Cervelli?

    Drop Ventura to stash Taillon?

    Pick two (2) ROS: Valencia, Lawrie, Schoop, Maybin

    Thanks for managing my team as always.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      Ventura can go fuck himself. Tehol could take a walk off him

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: Hahh possibly an HBP and a charge the mound situation in this scenario

  46. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey Polanco was dropped in my 10 team points league. We have limited pickups and bench spots. Drop Lorenzo Cain to pickup Polanco as OF depth? I’m stacked with Betts, Springer and Marte.

    Thank you.

  47. Eric says:
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    Any chance the Rangers go with Bush as the closer?

    • knucks says:
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      @Eric: Had this thought since Saturday or so. General consensus when I bring it up around all fantasy circles is ‘not a chance’. Dyson has to get the first shot, but I think its possible that Bush has it at some point if he keeps it up and Dyson falters at some point over the summer.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eric: Who knows, managers do dumb shit all the time. It’s Possible but I’m holding Dyson right now with my eye on the shit-uation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Bush isn’t ready is my guess, Dyson has been great

  48. Count de Monetball says:
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    Good morning Grey!
    Great work as always, man have the number of comments exploded, I am sure you spend a lot of time commenting! Thanks man!

    Quick question for you, I have a 11 save lead in a 5×5 10-team roto league where ppl jump all over new closers (although since we have a 100 move max, they don’t speculate on handcuffs too much). Typically I lock up 1st/2nd place then dump closers near the end of the year (while hanging on to the ratio K/9 beasts). Anyway, I was just offered Taijuan Walker for Jeremy Jefferess. Moving Jeffress wouldn’t be that bad since his K-rate is so low (innings limit, so sort of a K-9 league). I am doing pretty well pitching, but I know how high you were on your sleeper Walker. Still feel good enough to go for this trade? My current SP’s are Matz, Emoticon, Rodon, Salazar, Drew Pomeranz, and YU on the DL.

    Thanks as always!

  49. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Who you like:

    My segura, Hanley, and Vince V for his Encarnacion and Matz.

    Vince is great but the impending shutdown/bullpen move scares me into thinking I should sell. Is that fear legit or do the Phils stretch him out with them surprisingly competing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Puigy Smalls: Edwin side, Vince will be shut down in August, that’s a long way away

      • Puigy Smalls says:
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        @Grey: I just have flashbacks of owning Pineda his rookie year, and before selling him as the top 25 pitcher he was performing as, ESPN started pumping his innings limit in all of their articles and suddenly no one wanted anything to do with him, resulting in me dropping him with 3-4 weeks left in the season and before playoffs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  50. John says:
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    The back end of my staff includes J Ross, Chen, Pom and Hill. Wire has Wood, Santiago, Duffey, J Gray, Gaus, Conley, Corbin, Rodon and McCullers on it. Two questions:

    Are any of these wire guys more than streamers and worth dropping one of my SPs for or hold?

    Please tank top two the from this wire list as I will need to drop a bench bat next week which could be used for a SP

    • John says:
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      @John:

      Rank (although tank may work too, ha)

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @John: the back end of my staff includes veins and gross hair and also Wood. I would say Rodong and Gaus pop out from that list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Can lose Chen for Gray’s away start to see ho he does

  51. Pu$$y Control says:
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    In fairness to those asking Pineda questions…SON has been giving him >10 for awhile and if you look now he is still saying throw him. SON works in mysterious ways.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The JoGarza: So do people’s brains, which explains why people are deferring to a computer instead of using them.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Cram It: What is SON for then?

        • Pu$$y Control says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: It sounds to me like SON is missing a data point…the this pitcher unexplainably sucks right now and shouldn’t be trusted good for -10 points. Call it the Buckholtz Effect or the Pineda Deduction.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: It’s a useful tool. I’d use it to help me make decisions on starts I’m on the fence about. But help is the key word. I don’t know, you have to use some discretion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Yeah, Pineda should be better, but he hasn’t…No need to start him until he shows something/anything

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: his career indicates he’ll be better but until he is don’t start him, and in shallower leagues and non-dynasties it’s easy to do that. RCL’s are most optimal to own maybe 3 SP at most at any time. take that into account when hearing some of these drop questions.

  52. Q says:
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    Drop Dannys Antana, Grichuk or Span for Khris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Antana

  53. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Trevor May dropped a backpack full of explosives on my ERA last night leading me to question…are the Twins fantasy ISIS? They are certainly the Braves of the AL.

    • Scott says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Twins pitching ~ Braves hitting

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Scott: They should merge teams.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: MAY DAY, MAY DAY. After his last two awful outings, why would May be in anybody’s lineup..I cut him awhile back, and suggest you do the same. Has to be somebody on waivers that you could use over May

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I was using him for holds out of my SP spot. Our league has 4 SP, 4 RP. I have 4 closers and use my SPs for relievers that get holds (RP eligibility). May is a rare bird in that he gets these (however not very often). Phelps is another one that is racking up the HDs as well as Erasmo. That is why I am using May…however I am preparing to move on now.

  54. Scott says:
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    NL-only, OBP, need power in my UTIL slot. (that’s what she said)
    Brandon Drury or Trayce Thompson

  55. The Fighting Chicken says:
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    Would you trade Parra for Heyward?

  56. The Fighting Chicken says:
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    Would you trade Parra for Heyward?

    Leaning no, but wanted to get your input

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @The Fighting Chicken: weirdest double post ever. Memento man in the same minutes?

  57. Hal Incandenza says:
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    At 3:14 p.m. CT, I looked at HitterTron and decided to trust the machine, placing J.Upton back in my lineup over Khris.

    Screw Cyberdyne.

  58. Randy Bobandy says:
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    I will say this about Velasquez (as owned in one league)…Tigers and Cubs next week, I’m tread carefully!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: That’s what i thought until i pulled my big boy pants up and started Chase Anderson vs Chi last night on Draft Kings ))))

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: Yeah, at this point though he has to be started everywhere

  59. BW says:
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    Grey, help! I’ve got an offer of his Stanton for my Marte, and I don’t want to take it. Do I have to?

    This is 10-team, 5×5 roto and I’m in 2nd place. I need HR and RBI, but recently unbenched Tulo, traded for Adam Jones, and picked up K(HR)is Davis, so help may already be on the way there. Meanwhile, Marte is basically the only thing keeping me afloat for SBs.

    Even aside from category need, the way I do my values, it would be a coin flip between 80-16-80-37-.285 from Marte and 100-44-100-5-.260 from Stanton. And I feel like Marte actually has a better chance to meet or beat that projection. Am I nuts, either in those projections, how I value them, or just in general? Thanks, you mustachioed mullah of fantasy!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @BW: I’ll take the over on the 16homers. I can see Marte easily hitting 20 this year

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Bye Felica: Take Stanton and his 40+ bombs. Pick up Steals off the wire.

        IF you are concerned about steals, then you don’t understand SAGNOF.
        IF you don’t want a first round pick for the cost of your second or third rounder, then you don’t understand value.
        IF you don’t want to lay in Giancarlo’s loving embrace for the rest of the season, Grey will cut you.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Yeah but the only thing with Stanton is durability. I don’t trust him playing the whole year until he cn prove otherwise also i think Marte is easily a top 20 player at years end. Call me crazy but I’m taking marte and the 20/30 season

        • BW says:
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          @CMUTimmah: I hear you on SAGNOF, but this is pretty shallow league, and I’ve gotten lucky on waiver pick-ups so I’ve actually got a pretty good overall player at most positions. If I grab Mallex Smith or J. Dyson, I’m looking at benching Piscotty or V-Mart to get them in my lineup. So, yeah I get my steals, but I take a major haircut in the other 4 cats. If I’ve got Marte in my lineup, I’m getting SB without having to make that trade off, so I think that has value, SAGNOF notwithstanding.

          I see Grey says hold, which is amazing considering his Giancarlo love. I may still take the deal, but it is good to hear these dueling viewpoints. Thanks, guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BW: Hold

  60. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    Awesome stuff as always! Keeper league with 1 NA spot available. Would you keep Berrios or Snell? Need to drop 1 as to not burn a spot. With that spot I free up – would you pick up De La Rosa, Jon Gray, or Alex Wood?

  61. PHIL says:
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    Mike Clevinger called up and starting today….you said nothing about him in today’s post. What is your take on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: He’s a swingman, long man, maybe fifth starter, not worth owning right now

  62. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need SP in a league and I’m going to utilize Braun as a trade chip. Thinking of targeting Nola or Salazar (manager has both). Which one will give the best returns? 12-team league, QS instead of Wins.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @The JoGarza: i rather have K Zar

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Bye Felica: K Zar… not really that close either.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The JoGarza: Salazar is a better option

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @The JoGarza: You want Salazar over Nola.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:

      Thanks, everyone! Salazar it is.

  63. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you bench any of these starters today?
    (12-team H2H with QS)

    Fister @ ChiSox
    Taijuan @ Baltimore
    Volquez at home vs Red Sox

    Thanks!

  64. Rondo says:
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    In a H2H points league:
    1) Would you trade Pujols and Samardjza for Kris Bryant?
    2) Any pitchers from below you definitely would NOT include in this trade for Bryant?

    My other SP: Carrasco, Salaazar, Quintana, Matz, Gausman, Hill, Kennedy, Happ(less)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Rondo:
      1. yes
      2. I would not trade the first 4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo:Pujols and any of them for Bryant…

  65. Steve D. says:
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    Need some advice. 10 team, non-keeper 4×4 league (HR, RBI, SB, AVG on offense) . Pitching has been slumping, but the offense has put up the most points in the league. I’m going to have to spin some bats to get some starters. Any suggestions, on who might be a good candidate to ship out? I’m all about shipping out the hot guy in exchange for the slumping player who is about to turn it around (I traded Pedroia for Russell straight up and he’s mashed ever since I got him).

    Or should I sit tight and stream guys like Leake, etc.?

    C Brian McCann C | NYY
    C Yadier Molina C | STL
    1B Anthony Rizzo 1B | CHC
    2B Jason Kipnis 2B | CLE
    3B Matt Duffy 3B | SF
    SS Manny Machado 3B,SS | BAL
    MI Ian Desmond OF,SS | TEX
    CI Nick Castellanos 3B | DET
    OF Mookie Betts OF | BOS
    OF Khris Davis OF | OAK
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    OF Marcell Ozuna OF | MIA
    OF Justin Upton OF | DET
    U Kole Calhoun OF | LAA

    RESERVES
    C Russell Martin C | TOR
    2B Trea Turner 2B | WAS
    MI Addison Russell 2B,SS | CHC
    OF Carlos Gomez OF | HOU
    U Victor Martinez U | DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: Davis for Samardzija-type? Desmond for Carrasco?

  66. John says:
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    trade offer in a 5X5 keeper league.

    He is asking for Alex Colume and Brad boxberger and I receive Tyler Glasnow.

    My other closers are Familia, Vizacaino and Gregerson. Make the move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Works for me

  67. Clint says:
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    Need to make a trade for a SP boss. Started Schoop/Ozuna/Duvall over Castro/KD/Joc cost me a whopping 6 HR’s, 6 runs, & 10 RBI’s.

    Can you give me 3 SP’s you’d ask for straight up in a deal for KD? Trades in my league are like pulling teeth but I’m losing ground fast in pitching categories until Price/Stras/Kluber turn it around.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Clint: LOL, Strasburg has started 8 games has 6 wins, an ERA of 2.95, a WHIP of 1.073, has struckout 65 batters in 55 innings and has walked only 15…I would say that is a Carling!!

      • Clint says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:
        One SP cannot carry a staff when Price/Kluber aren’t right yet and my RP’s are contributing crap like Jepsen/Joe Smith/Cishek lately (who I have to carry due to SAGNOF). My other guys are Kennedy/Smyly who also have been unpredictable lately. So you’re ‘LOL’ suggestion IS?

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Clint: id lose jepson for Dyson or Giles if available. Grab a high end setup guy for ratio help. This is a roto league correct?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Clint: Dude, I was only saying that Stras does not need to turn it around.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Clint: i don’t consider a guy with a 2.95 era 65/15 K/BB ratio struggling

  68. Bye Felica says:
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    Strasburg turning it around? Isn’t he ranked in the top 5 right now for pitchers?

    • knucks says:
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      @Bye Felica: My initial thought is yes, he’s def real close. Just checked the 12 team yahoo player rater which has him at #17 for SP ROS.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @knucks: he was but i don’t own him anywhere this year (figures) i guess he had a couple bad starts last week. If you think a pitcher is going to throw shutouts every game then you have some crazy high expectations. Id be fine with Stras,Price,Kluber for a 1-2-3 punch with 5 or 6 high end setup/closers on the back end. Stream accordingly when needed

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Bye Felica: if that’s a redraft you spent way too much on SP, don’t need 3 aces. if that’s an 8 team league it’s understandable.

  69. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    My pitching curse is lifted!!
    On a day when every pitcher seemed to have a bad day, of course I have three good starts. Of course! Anyway, I’ll take it. Inflection point for my staff? Not to answer, but to ruminate.

    Oh, and also, Khris Davis I love you. Went to bed after the two Homers(Eastern Time, you know how it is) woke up in the morning and what’s this? A walkoff GS! On a 2-2 count!

    The absolute madman!!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: You’re making a mess!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re so right, damn!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Seriously can someone get a mop? It’s everywhere.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m embarassed

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Don’t be, bud. You should see the mess I made when I checked Davis’s line this morning!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Marcus Semien’s never looked so good

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Ha!

  70. knucks says:
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    Not an Archer owner myself. But I’d be pretty happy with the way he settled down after that Bautista shot in the first. Thought it was gonna be a disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Would love to see a game where his WHIP was under 1

  71. Rusty says:
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    Which side?

    Kluber and Sanchez —Ventura and Archer

    Thanks!

  72. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey. Carlos Martinez was dropped in my league, do you have any major concerns with him going forward? Also, I can only drop either Gausman or Rodon for him, which should go? Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Anthony: Drop Gausman for Carmart

  73. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Would you rather stash AJ Reed or Joey Gallo in a 14 teamer standard 5×5 league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jimmy Suitcase: If it is a keeper, I’d want Gallo..MLB prospect watch has Gallo 8 and Reed 36..

  74. Mike says:
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    We’re dropping Gregorson for Dyson, right?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: yup we are.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: why are we dropping Houston closers for Texas? Can you fill me in because i think Gregerson is still closing over Giles isn’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Hold for now

  75. knucks says:
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    Couple bats you wouldn’t normally be nervous about on the padres have hit Cueto pretty well… just sayin.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Not back on 26APR though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I wish I owned Cueto vs. Padres

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @knucks: foolin’ around on that batter vs pitcher junk eh. they got books on that stuff, not big enough sample size to matter. shorter articles too.

  76. Delino Dewitch & Dewardrobe says:
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    When AJ Reed does finally get the call, would you drop any of the following for him: Marcel the Shell, Conforto, Mazara, or Justin (I hate u so f’ing much right now) Upton?

  77. Nightmare says:
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    1) does Kevin from get him in your lineup say Devon Travis is a must get him in your lineup once he returns to the lineup?
    2) Tulo for Maeda. Who wins

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nightmare:
      1. no
      2. Tulo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare: 1. Yeah 2. Tossup on needs, I’d go bat

  78. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Felica

    I have a chance to acquire Miggy and Thor but would have to give up Machado and Quintana. My pitching is struggling and I have Donaldson Correa and kang that can play 3b and SS. Would you make that deal?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: I would NOT trade Machado

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: NO
      Stop trading

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Most everybody’s pitching will struggle at some point..Plus it is ONLY mid-May..

      1. you have a good team
      2. read Grey’s write-ups, EVERYDAY
      3. enjoy your team and watch them play, stop trying to tear it apart.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Malicious Phenoms my team is 11th out of 12 teams. Team has struggled from day one. I need to do something to light a fire under them. I’m trying to offer Machado and Quintana for Harper and thor

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Why do your trades always involve top tier players in blockbuster moves? Try cheaper pitching. Target a buy-low pitcher or a mid-level guy or two. Nobody wants to trade their Harper!

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: don’t talk about dumb trades being needed due to being in 11th, you’ve been asking these 3-7 times a day since march or earlier.

  79. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 Team H2H Redraft

    Justin Bour or Jake Lamb ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Chosen 1 says:
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      @Chosen 1: let’s throw Maybin in here too.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Chosen 1: take Maybin for a ride if your losing one of those guys

  80. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey Grey, in a standard 5×5 roto, who you like better: K Davis or Castellanos? In this case position doesn’t matter.

  81. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you prefer for next week…
    Kennedy (@MIN, vs CWS)
    Chen (vs TB, @ ATL)
    Odorizzi (@MIA, vs NYY)
    Wainwright (vs CHC, @WAS)

    Thanks!

  82. Agreed on Correa…felt way too early to take him as a first rounder after only 99 MLB games…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wake Up: yup, some regression had to be expected..Soph slumps are real..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Still time for him, but had more risk than most guys that early

      • @Grey: I understand the ranking…just saying for me, I’m trying to avoid risks in the first three rounds…

        • Grey

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          Yup, makes sense

      • @Grey: Remember when I said…NO NOT PUIG!!!

        For like 2.5 years when the whole world went crazy for him???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed, totally overrated, still!

  83. Hello Grey, everyone.

    A. In one deep league with saves and holds categories I’m starved for saves, with a relief corps of Phelps, Casilla, A Miller, Joe Smith, and Harris. Harris is my roll of the dice hoping he’ll inherit the closer role. Am I better off Harris or with Giles, Daniel Hudson, Strikland, Perkins, or Axford? I’m guessing Harris but if it is, who is next?

    B. Is Perkins a better DL stash than Tyson Ross?

    C. Lastly, Saunders and Lawrie are probably the weakest hitters on my roster in the same league. Are either droppable for any of Maybin, Tyler White, Jake Lamb, Guyer, Joc Pederson, Trayce Thompson, Mallex Smith, or Kiermaier? Or would you hold?

    Thanks guys!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Enrique:
      A Giles (will close at some point)
      B.Neither are worth it imo
      C Pederson for Lawrie (i guess) no idea on positional needs or statistical needs

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        B. i rather stash Wheeler,Cobb, Ryu over those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: A. Hold B. Yes C. Yes, Lamb, Joc

  84. You didn’t hear any argument from me on Polanco…nice call!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wake Up: I didn’t argue about him either, I just picked him as this year’s BUST. And I’m sticking to it!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wake Up: Just a call based on his 3rd round ranking. Predicting something like 12/65/25/.265 puts him around Ellsbury, Eaton territory.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Cram It: he wasn’t drafted in the 3rd round by ADP at all though.

  85. TacktheKack says:
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    Khris Davis or Chris Carter ROS?
    J Lamb or B Drury ROS?
    B Crawford, B Dozier or M Semean ROS?

  86. Jason says:
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    Stop it with Khris Davis is awesome posts. Before last nights game he was hitting an un-ownable .214 average .245 OBP and a whopping OPS of .666

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Still early, he’ll hit .250

  87. Eric says:
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    Rank order ROS:

    A Sanchez. Conley, J Gray

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eric: How can anyone rank these guys ROS?

      None of them have a proven track record

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: That rank is fine

  88. Big league choo says:
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    10 team h2h 6×6 OBP / QS

    Which side?

    Goldy/eickhoff or chris davis/cueto

    Goldy/nicasio or bryant/cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big league choo: Goldy side in first, Bryant in 2nd, though neither are great if you have Goldy, don’t trade away best piece for an SP

  89. Wilson says:
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    K Davis , Mazara , Heyward , J Upton , Blackmon
    Help me to rank my OFs … Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Blackmon, Upton, Heyward

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.

        Mazara over K Davis or not?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, over

  90. Don Majikowski says:
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    Currently have Realmuto at C.

    Have Boss Man Jr at Util spot, Gattis available… would you drop Melvin for Gattis with the hope of getting Gattis to C later?

    Gattis or Melvin more value moving forward?

  91. Bye Felica says:
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    Blackman/Upton/Davis/Heyward/Mazara

    That’s my ranking btw

    • Wilson says:
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      @Bye Felica: Thanks.
      I also think K Davis should be over Heyward….

  92. HR to the Izzo says:
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    12 team H2H, 6×6, +QS

    Are you dropping Nicasio, Ventura or Santiago for Straily?

    Thanks!

  93. Scott says:
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    Starling Marte
    For
    Conforto
    Jansen

  94. bob says:
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    For Grey and all other smart guys: Better keeper, Polanco or Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: Polanco

  95. Five-On-One says:
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    Rodon or Gausman, ROS?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Rodon +Fielder or Gausman + Villar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villar

  96. Mamamamamamyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda! says:
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    Love the site. Snagging Duval in this league as well.

    DL pitcher stash in a keeper league?

    Tyson Ross or Zach Wheeler or Both? I have HJ RYU on DL right now.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ross, Ryu, expect nothing from Ross and Wheeler that couldn’t be found on waivers from others

  97. ScreechOwl says:
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    I need to vent.

    Normally, I would be happy after day when my team hit four homers and stole three bases and I gained several points in the standings, but they did this while Khris Davis was on the bench.

    D’oh! I started Joc Pederson and Miguel Sano over Davis because Pederson was facing a weaker pitcher and Sano has been hot lately. Well, those two combined for three home runs. I couldn’t bench Chris Davis, because he has been hitting over .300 for the last two weeks, and he can go off at any time. I couldn’t bench Harper because he’s Harper.

    So, yeah, I gave my last outfield spot to a guy who hit two home runs last night, and I’m unhappy with the result. How often does that happen?

    Now I have the same dilemma today! Four spots for five people, and the two who are less hot are guys who hit over 40 HR last year.

    Sometimes fantasy baseball decisions are like Donovan at the end of Last Crusade. He chose… poorly.

    This has me so MAD that I had to write a poem about it:

    The lineup that will likely yield
    The best results from my outfield
    Must come from four of Harper, Joc
    Both Davises, Sano, you grok?
    Yesterday was a disaster
    I didn’t make that mistake last year
    Benching all those juicy stats
    My ego bruised like Joey Bats
    Whatever I do with this mess
    I’ll always tend to second guess
    Please help me to assuage my doubt
    Who should be the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Mamamamamamyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda! says:
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      I have begun to start trading away guys for another position of need to get away from that “shoulda started the bench guy” problem. Good luck!!

  98. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Starting Valencia vs. Perez and benching JUp vs. Nolasco. Is this crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Until JUp proves himself to be more than a bum i’m not starting him against anyone.

  99. Clark Grizwald says:
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    Harvey/Segura or Lucroy/Velasquez – rest of season. Cervelli would be new catcher, A. Diaz is current SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  100. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you starting any of these three guys who got tagged in their last start:

    Odorizzi @ TOR
    T. Walker @ BAL
    Liriano v. ATL

    12 team 5×5 mixer.

    Thanks a million.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start the last 2

  101. Green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon master grey!

    It’s huuuuump day, one day closer to Friday!

    H2H points/ weekly league.

    Looking ahead to next week (& beyond) who is a better stash AJ Reed or trea Turner?

    Next, would you look into adding any o of these available Bats : villar, Khris Davis (DH/OF), Melvin upton, maikel Franco , Ketel marte.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner…Maikel

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you sir!

        Mustache Q, what’s your fave style; handle bar, pencil thin, fu manchu, ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thick and smelly

  102. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank, ROS: Villar, Valencia, Russell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val, Vill

  103. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Oh Greyt one……Mallex or Maybin? Pearce or Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex, Lawrie

  104. Riles says:
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    Great write-up as per usual. Could use some advice. Would it be wise to grab Dyson and drop Colome or wait to see how the Rays closer situation sets up? Also, I’m getting frustrated with the Puig and haven’t been able to unload him via trade. Drop the Puig for Khris or Hold? I’m in 2nd place but always looking to better the club. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Dyson

  105. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Looking to rebuild in my 12 team AL only Keeper league. I have a potential trade giving up Rich Hill $10, Adam Lind $11 for Travis Shaw $10(2 more yrs after this yr) and Mike Clevinger $10(throw in piece) and Francis Martes $1 minor leaguer. My thoughts are that Hill will get traded anyways before the deadline(if to the NL then I risk getting nothing for him or a minimal prospect) but I would hate two give up a 2 for 1 for Shaw especially when I’m not sure he is for real. Do I pull the trigger or see if I can get him to add a player? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Shaw

  106. Five-On-One says:
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    burns or rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  107. John says:
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    Grandahl not hitting much and Roberts seems to enjoy playing everyone on the roster…even Ellis at times without Kershsw pitching. Is Gattis better ROS? I know, catcher question!

    Second one: Moya, M Upton and Saunders the best of a thin wire. As a bench bat, do you swap any of these for Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t Yasmani homer twice last week?

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes he did. So assuming hold.

        Thoughts on Part 2!

  108. Eng says:
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    Grey; My team is slower than slowness itself. More steals ROS, Rajai or Mallex, and is it close? Dankeschoen!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai, prolly close

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. John says:
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    Grey, (10-tm H2H cat – balanced stats, max 30 moves/year)

    My outfield is overflowing and with no chance to really trade (decent options on the wire – K.Davis, W. Myers, J. Reddick, Souza Jr., C. Beltran, M. Holiday)

    1) who would you drop out of:
    LF – Charlie Blackmon
    CF – Andrew McCutchen
    RF – Mark Trumbo
    Util – Hanley Ranmirez
    BN – Ryan Braun
    BN – Hunter Pence
    BN – Adam Eaton

    2) who is the best pickup to help me long term out of (need help in MI / CI spots):
    J. Lamb, B. Phillips, S. Pearce, B. Lawrie, B.H. Park, D. Valencia

    thanks in advance bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton…. Valencia

  110. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I could go for one of those .400 Goldy months right about now.

    Last year my girlfriend won a goldfish at a small fair (yes, we’re 12). I oh so cleverly named it Paul Goldschmidt. He vanished one day, obviously our cat ate him. Whenever I am watching tv and they say Paul Goldschmidt, she makes a sad face and yells at our cat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! That’s pretty awesome… The Path’s 1st two episodes were solid, btw

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Nice! Why didn’t you hit me up on AOL Instant Messenger?! I finally started season 2 of The Leftovers, wasn’t disappointed. So incredibly weird and intense.

        Said girlfriend, who most of my impeccable taste in TV comes from, said the last 2 episodes of Bates Motel was possibly the 2 best episodes of television she’s ever watched. Color me intrigued.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, I’ll have to go to Leftovers next… I don’t have AOL IM, have earthlink…. Bates Motel? Is that the Gordon Ramsay hotel makeover show?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha, no, maybe just as thrilling though. It’s about young Norman Bates. There’s about 4 or 5 seasons on A&E, wedged in between countless pawn shop and storage container shows somehow.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm, I don’t like horror stuff, so I might pass… Real life horror is fine, horror horror spooks me the DF out

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                DF? the F out? Yeah, that’s it

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Thank god it wasn’t DF. I don’t think it’s very horror-y(?), just here and there. And I agree, that’s why I may not watch that The Nightmare on Netflix. I scared.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, and why I never watched American Horror Story…Horror and Lady Gaga? No thank you!

  111. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. apologies in advance if this has already been asked. gregorson owner. which one between harris and giles are you taking if you could only take one?

    also, if i try and grab both, which two of the following would you drop for them? lawrie (bench bat), orlando arcia, e-rod and manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris…Lawrie, E-Rod, Arcia

  112. ryanoger says:
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    Krush, Myers, or Mazara?

    Is Devon Travis going to be hitting leadoff?

    great write up grey!
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz…Prolly on Devon

  113. The Hungary Hippo says:
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    Haha Fresh Ink is a work of art!

    Also I’m in NC, so if you can provide me with the GPS coordinates consider the deed done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s do this! Sorry JB!

  114. ERad says:
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    That’s pretty crazy about Hosmer re: his HR count. I thought he was having a career year – still producing at a good clip though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  115. Mike says:
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    Three home runs! sadly, for my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

  116. oneclap says:
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    Will Smith or Joaquin Benoit for saves sooner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  117. Joe Cool says:
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    Is it still worth stashing May? Or having Cozart on my bench? Giles and Harris, along with Taillon and Pearce are all available for stashing/benching.

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Herrera, Belt, Util – Valencia, Bench – Cozart, Heyward ||| SP – J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Duffey, Glasnow, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman, Rondon, Cishek, Rodney, May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris

  118. dem ribbies says:
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    A) S.Marte or Abreu

    B) Pick 2 for DL Stash – T.Ross, Ryu, E.Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte…Ryu, E-Rod

  119. Corey says:
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    I picked up Pineda for last night’s start because the Streamonator had him valued high. He is also greenlit for his start against the A’s this weekend? Hold for the A’s start or drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  120. Scott says:
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    Would you trade Starling Marte for Giancarlo Stanton if you needed power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who do you like better for this year? Carlos Rodon or Sonny Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. How about Rodon or Archer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Archer

  122. Isjeanseguraforreal? says:
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    Start parra vs wainwright (in stl)

    Or mazara against rich hill?

    Thabks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  123. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Is Faultynewiz a phony or did he turn the corner? I know if I pick him up it would be throwing the match on gasoline.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His walk rate in the minors was hideous….Wouldn’t trust him

  124. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you rather have Sam Dyson or Arodys Vizcaino ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  125. rick carmichael says:
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    Grab Jumbo Diaz in anticipation of closing?

    Did well in Trip A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Matt says:
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    So would I be super late to the party if I suggest dropping Rendon in favor of Lamb is entirely justifiable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  127. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    Is this the correct ranking in a 12-teamer with QS instead of W?

    Stras, Lester, Cueto, Salazar, Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2nd SP to end SP are all close….Stras, Salazar, Lester

  128. Abell says:
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    Streaming for likes all four of:
    wainwright vCOL
    Hill v TEX
    Taijuan @BAL
    And Pomeranz v SF

    Over odorizzi @ TOR
    And Teheran @ PIT

    Do you disagree? (Can’t believe I have 6 possible starts today and only 4 SP slots.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks right

  129. Scott says:
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    In a league with 10-team league with no bench spots, would you drop Gregerson for Dyson? Or should I drop Jimmy Nelson/Jake Odorizzi? Or stay put?

    I’ll invite you to my league shortly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Nelson

  130. ashtray says:
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    I’ve been holding Andrew Miller because he’s absolutely dominant even without saves. But my closer situation is rough:

    Colome – will lose his job
    Jepsen – sucks and he will lose his job
    Neris – doesn’t have the job
    Dyson – doesn’t have the job… yet

    In a 12 team league would I better off holding Miller or speculating on Jumbo Diaz (just called up), David Hernandez, Harris, Giles, Doolittle, or Benoit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson is the closer now…. Hold Miller, Harris over Neris

  131. ERad says:
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    Tolleson officially out as closer – Dyson in!

    • ashtray says:
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      @ERad: I see that Tolleson is officially out but I don’t see Dyson as officially in yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  132. joe says:
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    catcher question…
    cervy, gattis (when eligible) or yasmani, need avg/runs standard roto league

    also how do we feel about gray tomorrow @ STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani, I’m starting Gray

  133. Rice says:
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    Matt Harvey has sucked this year but I was just offered J Upton for him.

    I need SP more than OF but I know you love the buy low on JUp.

    Thoughts please and thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  134. Five-On-One says:
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    Rodon or Joe Ross?
    Valencia or Kang?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross…Valencia

  135. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Btw, killer lineup card sent in today for MIN!!! Mauer leading off so he can see more balls and get to 6 HRs like you had wished for above! Former All-star and a good player in MVP Baseball 2005!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweater puppies love him

  136. Jimmy Bond says:
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    per ESPN blurb Dyson is TEX’s closer: “Manager Jeff Banister said Sam Dyson will be the Rangers’ closer on 105.3 FM”. We all heard it here first, days ago, thanks Grey.

    NOW do I drop Ziegler for Dyson? Or still a hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d hold Ziegler though

  137. Warren says:
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    Gardner and Pomeranz for Smyly

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  138. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    c- Grandal (soon to be Gattis)
    1- Rizzo
    2- Neil Walker
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Desmond
    Util- Pujols, Valencia
    Bench- Heyward

    Should I look to add Revere and drop Heyward based on team above or hold?

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  139. SteveA says:
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    5×5, redraft, 10 team, h2h (20 player roster)

    Propose a trade of Segura and Dyson for JUpton? It would leave me with Villar at SS, and I’d look to find a SAFNOF replacement from FA.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. PeteRosesRevnege says:
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    Berrios to the minors so i have a spot to put a 2nd basement during Odor’s suspension…..Shoop, Rendon and Howard are out there. I was thinking Shoop but keep thinking Rendon is going to make a comeback

    what you say you Grey?

  141. Actually, YoVentura’s start was excellent for 5.2 innings..just a couple hits, 1 ER and sole k’s without issuing a walk. He retired 3 or 4 straight on grounders inducing weak contact. Really thought he’d turned the corner since he wasn’t nibbling and giving guys free passes.

    .I think he’ may be allergic to quality starts. Two infield hits and then on a 2 strike count coughed up the longball to Shaw on a pitch that my granny could hit (an even more spectacular comparison since she’s been dead 15 years)

    But overall, aside from that 1/3 of an inning, he was much much better than he’s been.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

      • @Grey: unfortunately, my QS, ERA & WHIP categories did not look upon this start quite so generously. They called him a shiftless bum & they said they hope he’s on the receiving end of an Odor haymaker.

        Those stat categories are some mean mofos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

  142. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    $6.0 Adam Duvall vs. CLE (clevinger) or $18.8 Corey Dickerson @ TOR (dickey)

    leaning duvall despite what hittertron says. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  143. rick carmichael says:
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    Will Nola have an innings limit?

    • ashtray says:
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      @rick carmichael: He pitched 187 innings last year. He’ll be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably, maybe last two weeks

  144. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: With all the closers in my league taken, I am still considering dropping Tolleson since he’s been slinging shit at his owners like a monkey at the zoo. Which handcuff should I pick up as Dyson was snatched up last week:

    Giles, W. Harris, D. Hernandez (Neris was picked up a month ago), Oh, Doolittle, O’Day?

    • ashtray says:
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      @William Hung: Harris & Doolittle first. Then Hernandez and Giles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris

      • William Hung says:
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        I wish closer handcuffs were as clear as running back handcuffs!

  145. ashtray says:
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    Brandon Guyer stats are confusing the hell out of me. How can he have an AVE of .317 and an OBP of .418 if he only has 3 walks in 98 plate appearances? By my calculations he should only have about a .340 OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HBP?

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: You’re right… 12 HBP. Poor dude getting plunked like crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  146. ERad says:
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    Hos! Maybe it was his 8th HR last year that wasn’t till June cause this has to be a career year for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hope so

  147. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN 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)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: Osuna, Jeffress, Betances
    Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Gausman, Odorizzi, Chen)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Available RP: Gregerson, K-Rod, Street*, Madson, McGee, Boxberger*, Vicaino, Doolittle, Perkins*, O’Day, Giles, J. Smith, Harris, Dyson

    Waiver claim for Osuna dropping Gregerson just went through today but now with this recent Dyson news should I make any changes to my closer situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  148. Kevin says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for your great work, as always. I have a quick RP question for you. Would you own Giles over Rodney, Cishek, or Neris? In a SV+H league.

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin:
      Nvm. Just saw you had Harris as the cuff to own in HOU.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  149. knucks says:
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    A trade this morning caused an uproar and was already reversed…

    Kluber/Ellsbury for Joe Smith/Josh Harrison

    I agreed that it wasn’t fair, but I never vote against a trade or call for a reversal.

    I then offered a trade an hour later to the guy who was sending away Kluber in the previously reversed deal…

    My Corbin/Ketel/Giles for his Tolleson/Stroman

    I don’t really want Stroman to be honest, was trying to get Pomeranz (without sending Corbin) and this was his counter. Tolleson will be dropped immediately and I’ll ship Stroman for a much more needed/razzy piece in short order. But my question is…. does anyone see my offer anywhere near as unfair as the Kluber one?

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Forgot to note. The Kluber owner getting Giles is the Gregerson owner. Was my angle in the first place, but went better than expected, netting Stroman for streamers and a guy who migh not even be next up in HOU.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your trade isn’t unfair

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I didn’t think so either. The Kluber one obviously was though. You would have taken Stroman, no? Just hoping to see a nice start in MIN for Stroman over the weekend. Then possibly use his name value to get something I like better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I like your side better but not unfair

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Tolleson is worthless, why would you trade for him?

        • knucks says:
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          @William Hung: So that I can drop him!

          Hah in all seriousness… the guy has been making some bad trades that get voted down. The Tolleson was cover, as I am the Dyson owner. It shouldn’t be this way but that’s what it took for me to get a deal through. I agree Tully is garbage. But a Stroman for my Giles (after the Kluber trade thing) wouldn’t go through. Anyways, I’ll stfu about it now.

  150. The Tucker says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    Which side do you like more ROS?
    R HR RBI SB TB AVG OPS

    Bogaerts and Betts or Correa and Brantley

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  151. 740 says:
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    Grey, need help!

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    drop Gregerson pick up Dyson?????

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. Great White North says:
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    Does Anthony Rendon ever drunk dial you at bar time, offering his soul to have you rank him as a second rounder again, or just to talk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Is Puig worth hanging on to in an 8 Team H2H league? I grabbed him off waivers when someone dropped him last week and he continues to be useless.

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: kind of what I’m thinking. In this league, it definitely pays to just have the hot bat/arm. As long as you have a good core, which I do, then you just frankenutilityplayer everyone else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  154. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I miss 2006 Bill Hall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should have a show on HGTV

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Bill Hall redoes bathroom stalls. Everything is constructed out of pink Mother’s Day bats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re going to re-roof your house…. In mother’s day bats!

  155. Lucas says:
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    Would you attempt to trade Trumbo for JD Martinez or Maikel Franco/Marco Estrada for Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  156. Doc says:
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    Price vs royals, cueto vs Padres, or liriano vs braves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  157. Comment_Section says:
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    So I recently accepted an offer than I ran by you a couple days ago, one that you and Jer with an F thought I should take: I get Bryant+S. Marte for Odor, Beltre, Salazar, and Kluber. Anyway, I’m kind of regretting it already because according to my calculations (adjusts glasses), I got the worse end of the deal. So I wanted to get your take on my analytical methods/”results “. You often give trade advice in the comment section but don’t offer much in the way of reasoning (time constraints, I understand). So on a related note, if you could write an article on how you analyze trades, that’d be sweet tits.

    So my method for analyzing trades is this: I assign a numeric value to each player involved in the trade. The assigned number is the amount I’d pay for a player, in a vacuum, if he (and everyone else) were auctioned off today (assuming a $260 budget in a 12 team Y! roto format). Then I add up the numbers, and the side with the greatest dollar amount is the winner.

    Ok, so that’s my method. Here are my “results”: Bryant ($40)+ Marte ($35) +2 roster spots ($2)= $77 Odor ($25) + Beltre ($20) + Kluber ($20) + Salazar ($20)=$85.

    So whadyou think of my method/valuations? I know this may require more than one sentence but thanks in advance FML.

    • PeteRosesRevnege says:
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      @Comment_Section:

      Does’nt it depend more on your team needs than those numbers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think your method would.meqn anytime you’re getting more players your think you were winning, example Goldy vs 25 players off waivers worth $3 each

      • Comment_Section says:
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        @Grey: It wouldn’t mean that because I add $1 for each roster spot gained. My equation wasn’t $75<$85. It was $77<$85. And the Goldy example is a case of "reductio ad absurdum". My example was a 4 for 2 with the 4 each being very valuable players. It wasn't a 25 for 1 with the 25 being somewhat okay dudes.

        Do you have a method for evaluation or is it just kind of a feel thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but top guys are worth more… Say Goldy is worth $42, Heyward, Cain and Freeman are worth $15 each, but all three are not one Goldy

        • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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          @Comment_Section: if you’re only getting 1 dollar of value from the spots you backfill then you aren’t doing it right. There’s gotta be someone available to plug in or at least stream for one or two of those spots

  158. Chester says:
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    10 team mixed – someone dropped Freddie Freeman – is he worth picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. web says:
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    Moose coming off DL and picked up Castellanos 2 weeks ago, Who would you recommend using going forward? Are either droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast, hate to drop one

  160. alps88 says:
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    would you drop Kennedy, Maeda,or Gray for Mchugh
    Just wondering if he is worth a shot
    I just picked up Gray before Mchugh was dropped
    what do you think
    thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  161. Reid says:
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    Would you want to roster K(HR)is Davis or Valencia over Herrera? Have Just Dong, Polanco, and Marte right now at OF. Donaldson and Frazier as my 3B and Utility, respectively.

    Thanks Grey and co.!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Davis

  162. Nitro says:
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    10 team Head to Head keep points league.
    Do you drop any of the following for Khris Davis?
    Eaton
    Heyward
    Sano
    Mazara
    Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton if you don’t need runs

      • Nitro says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  163. FKA Ralph says:
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    Upton might be heating up. Hits in four straight games, including a couple doubles. Maybe. Maybe. Please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t surprise me, he’s not old, he’s just slumping

  164. Dan says:
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    Do you think Giles gets a shot at the 9th soon with Gregerson blowing 3 of 4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harris, Giles, that order

  165. Comment_Section says:
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    Do you think Saunders is worth roster-ing in a 12 team Y!, or is he waiver wire fodder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waivers

  166. reese says:
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    two parter:
    would you trade away david peralta & pineda to get greinke & mallex smith (or billy burns instead of smith)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  167. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hill spitting hot fire right now . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx him!

  168. Maximumxpower says:
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    Drop Justin Upton for Kris Davis yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  169. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In my neverending quest for a quality Util player….
    After his outburst last night, do you like K.Davis over C.Carter? Or does Carters home park still give him the edge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

    • Cram It says:
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      @JJ: They’re like the same player. CC is pretty solid quality, no?

  170. Timmy C says:
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    I know Gregorson struggling lately but would you drop him for Box who is available and coming back presumably this wknd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  171. smegma says:
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    Need a RP in points league: Madson, McGee or Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  172. Nightpandas says:
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    Which side ya got?

    Cruz Tomlin

    Vs

    Kemp Pom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thought that said Kemp porn at first… I’d go Cruz

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: the best kind of porn!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, for Rihanna!

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Nightpandas: 11,000,000% Cruz. Pom and Tomlin are fringy in most leagues and Curz >>>>> Kemp

  173. Andy says:
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    Drop a newly picked up Maybin for Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges

  174. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Davis strikes again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  175. the swinging says:
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    Trade braun and rich hill for dexter Fowler and Kenley jensen?

    I don’t trust that braun and hill hold up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: if u could somehow wiggle greg polanco instead of Fowler u obv love no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  176. F'ING RAIN OUTS says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly POINTS league -1 for a strike out so anyways my question is would you pick up Khris Davis and who would you drop if you would pick him up ? This is what I have to fill my 3 OF spots a 1 Utility.

    Pence
    Polanco
    Kemp
    Odubal
    Valencia ( he also backs up Longoria for me )
    or pitcher tyler Glasnow but I was going to drop him and pick up Jon Gray….. Thx for your help !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow or Longo

      • F'ING RAIN OUTS says:
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        @Grey: Damn wasn’t expecting that. So you would drop longoria for him then i’m guessing start valencia in his place ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Valencia

  177. letsgobravos says:
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    Kris Davis with another homer. 2/2 with a single and a walk to go with it. Was just listening to the fantasy focus baseball podcast and he was discussed at length. His walk rate is 2% so far this year compared to 10% last year. Hopefully that means that he has a decent amount of room for improvement in average and and score a few more runs as the season goes on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Just walked again. Maybe he has turned over a new leaf!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos: …and scored a run.

  178. Gerry Randell says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Looking for some advice for the ONLY source I follow!!!
    So here is my current team in a 20 Team League:
    C- J Castro
    1B – Belt
    2B – Lawrie
    3B – Franco
    SS – A Diaz
    OF – Cain
    OF – Springer
    OF- JD
    UTIL – Khris Davis
    Bench – Brock Holt
    NA – Trea Turner

    Ventura
    Rodon
    Nicasio
    Leake
    Bauer
    Nola
    Severino
    DL-Ryo

    You may ‘recognize’ a few of your pics’ – lol

    This trade is proposed:
    Greinke or Hamels
    Urias (and Pagan/Aoki)
    for
    JD and Severino

    I am near the basement in this league but am movin’ on up!
    Any advice would be great!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

      • Gerry Randell says:
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        @Grey:
        What IF he offered both Greike AND Hamels for JD and Severino (I have him on the ropes!LOL)

        • Gerry Randell says:
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          @Gerry Randell:
          Or Gray and Greinke for JD and Severino?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            JD is a top 20 hitter

  179. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I picked up Dyson this morning expecting Tolleson to lose the closer role in Texas which he just did. I have Boxberger on DL. My question is should I drop Tolleson now and pick someone up or wait until Boxberger comes off the DL then drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tolleson, pick up Box

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I think you misunderstood me. Box is on my team but in my DL spot already. Are you saying activate box now and drop Tolleson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, drop Tolleson

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Ok I’ll pick up a bat until box comes off the DL. I’m thinking
            Khris Davis
            T Thompson
            Pearce

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Is there a 1b under the radar that’s worth take a flier on

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Pick up khris Davis or Valencia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Valencia

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Thanks so much Grey

  180. Rusty says:
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    Parra or Krush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Parra has been great for me this season! But hard to pass up on a potential 40HR guy!

  181. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Drop Nate Jones (handcuff to Robertson) to speculate on Jumbo Diaz? He looked large and in charge in Triple A – pun fully intended – and Reds pen is a dumpster fire

    Thanks Grey – keep up the good work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  182. Westy says:
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    Would u trade away jose fernandez for Carlos Gonzalez? Assuming no particular stats or position is needes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  183. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Give: J Familia
    Get: J Heyward

    Or hold?

    Basically, how bad is Heywards wrist, is this too big a risk? I’m ok in both OF and saves, this would be a ‘too good to turn down trade’ rather than for need.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wrist is a big risk, I’d try for a different buy low

      • Bravesfanintheuk says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey as always !

        I will steer clear….

  184. Jeanmar Gomez: SAGNOFMOTY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  185. Owen Simring says:
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    Is Duvall a guy who should be owned in a 10 team ESPN league? What kind of average do you think he finishes with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At times, .240

  186. Zobrist Guy at the Bar says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. For some reason Valencia was just dropped. You like Valencia over Calhoun for a bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  187. Idontcare says:
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    Outfield as follows: trout Harper Mazara ozuna parra

    SP as follows: kluber Harvey walker salazaar Nola Liriano Gausmen Roark,

    Khris Davis and McCullers on waivers, see any moves?

    Any guys I should be trying to deal away for an upgrade (kluber/Harvey/Nola?)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna and Mazara for Carrasco?

  188. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    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) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
    (1) UT: Polanco
    Bench: (n/a)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP:Osuna, Jeffress, Betances
    Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Gausman, Odorizzi, Chen/streaming)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Available Bats (most points): Herrera, Lamb, Ozuna, Rasmus, Napoli, Conforto, Parra, Eaton. K. Davis, Calhoun, Span, Reddick, Pederson, Panik, M. Upton…

    Available SP (% owned): Volquez, Ventura, Iglesias*, Pineda, Fiers, Corbin, An. Sanchez, A. Wood, Rodon, Leake, Conley, Tomlin, Bauer, J. Gray, Eickhoff, Wisler…

    Wow you were right about this Khris Davis character! I’ve been watching him closely all year but haven’t been able to find him a spot on my team. My team has been putting up some good points lately and I think my team’s even better now after making some trades yet I still feel like I need some of this K(HR)is Power! I’m even tempted to cut a pitcher and carry him as a bench bat just so no one else will grab him… then again my league isn’t very sharp when you consider who is available. I bet you’d wanna play in this league too but for now you can play vicariously though me… so would you make some changes at all or just try to forget about Davis!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no place/use for him

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Ha thanks okay I guess that’s all I needed to hear from you! Or maybe like “Trade Players A & B for Player C and then pickup Davis” but I guess if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you can upgrade by trading two lesser pieces for one bigger piece, that always works

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Oh of course! Thanks to you I was able to pull some good 2 for 1 trades off already this year!

            First, I got Salazar for Story + Familia a month ago. Then a week or two ago I was able to get Polanco for Jansen + Piscotty and then I Upton for Brantley straight up somehow which now I almost feel bad about! My elite closers had some good trade appeal but now I’m just out of ideas..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Great now I’m itching to trade again! Which of my OFs should I try to package with either Abreu, Odor, Seager, or Correa to possibly upgrade my any of my respective 1B, 2B, 3B, or SS positions? And what are some preferred infield positional players you would go after to improve this team ROS?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re naming top 20 bats to upgrade

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah so I guess the question is where do I actually need to upgrade, if at all?

                    I obviously just want to build the the best team possible but I guess what you’re saying is that my lesser pieces aren’t really going to get me thaaat much bigger of a piece? I understand my “lesser pieces” are all still top bats but I figured why not package an outfielder with one of my top infield guys for an even better infield guy and then grab one of Conforto, Davis, Ozuna, etc? Sorry for over-analyzing!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure, you can try it

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Valencia worth a #3 waiver spot? Or is he likely to turn to shit as soon as I pick him up?

    You know it’s a strong possibility…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him

  190. Jonathan says:
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    I am in the hunt in my dynasty league. Currently 2nd. I have a chance to get Roark but I have to give up Carson Fulmer…. My rotaiton of MadBum, Degrom, Severino, Iglesias, Porcello, S Wright, Teheran, Wacha and McCullers has suffered some injuries.

    Is it worth it to give Fulmer for Roark?

    My only real concern is that Giolito comes up and takes Roarks spot? I know I am overthinking this but Roark could be a nice addition to my rotation, or am I just giving away a good prospect. I am probably over valueing prospects again, thank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Roark, it’s not close

      • Jonathan says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok thanks, I guess I am overthinking Giolito coming up…

  191. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Drafted Khris Davis then dropped him.

    Now he’s on waivers staring at me with those home run eyes.

    12 team H2H OBP league. My team AVG and OBP haven’t been pretty most weeks

    Drury or KDavis for UTIL spot? Could also drop Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bauer

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  192. Matt says:
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    Brett Lawrie dropped in my league. I have 1 move left for the week (weekly move limit).

    I have 0 closers. Which do I spend this last move on. 12 team 6×6 H2H, no batting average or wins, but with OBP/Slug% and QS/Kper9 as categories

    1) Drop Brock Holt for Brett Lawrie (serve as backup 2b and MI)

    2) Drop Jesse Hahn for Will Harris (Dyson, Giles already have been snagged)

    Thanks.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Matt: Go with #1. Dyson was already named closer. And Holt isn’t an everyday starter.

      • Matt says:
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        @muskysmell: Right, But Dyson has been snagged for a week or 2 by now.

        Will Harris is the option—-different team from dyson.

        • muskysmell says:
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          @Matt:
          Oh you’re right, sorry, brain fart…And I have Luke Gregerson too! lol
          Will Harris has been the 8th inning guy (and has been good) so he may be the one to get but Giles has always been “The Guy” they’ve been grooming from day 1.

          Depends I spose… if you need a 2b, I’d go with Lawrie because Holt isn’t an everyday guy and the Houston situation is murky.
          But if Lawrie won’t even be a starter on your team, I’d take the lotto ticket on Will Harris. If Lawrie is a starter for you, I’d go Lawrie.
          JMHO. Good luck!

          • Matt says:
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            @muskysmell:

            Anxiously paying attention to the White sox game as Ken Giles as just been brought in with 3 run lead in the 7th. Will see if gregerson has a chance to finish this game off and/or does well..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn for Harris

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        The new-found patience in Lawrie (.350 OBP) combined with power #’s (.450 slug) makes it tough for me for pass, but I guess it is time to get serious about finding a closer.

  193. muskysmell says:
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    I saw this and thought it was pretty cray-cray (courtesy of Sportsnet):

    stats since Aug 1st:
    (prior to today’s game)

    Chris Davis: 31 hrs, 72 rbi
    Khris Davis: 31 hrs, 72 rbi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow! That is crazy

  194. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Well the decision to start Valencia over Upton worked out.

    Probably Taijuan’s toughest matchup up to this point in the season. I know you’re inclined to start him, but I think I’m going to sit this one out. Best of luck to the brave ones who run him out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, hoping for the best

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: This way I can make dinner in peace. My starters have a nasty habit of bed pooping while I’m watching from the kitchen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is the worst

  195. Ben Dover says:
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    2 questions
    1) Want to make sure I’m following correctly. You valuing Valencia a smidge better than Khris Davis right now? If both were on waivers you’d pick up Valencia?
    2) Conforto or Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia over Davis, Conforto over both

      • Timmy C says:
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        @Grey:

        In a vacuum Schoop or Conforto for bench bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Conforto

  196. Johnc says:
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    C Dick and Holt as bench bats gives me lots of flexibility….but C Dick benched v a right handed pitcher tonight? After two hits yesterday, what??? Holt cooled off. You liking M Upton, Guyer, Moyà, Smoak, Saunders, Werth better or hold? Thanks! Also, I kept Khris due to your guidance when he had two home runs and was hitting near .200. Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been rocking Smoak

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Better than smoking Rock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s true

  197. SteveNZ says:
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    Votto’s not going to keep being this terrible, is he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can’t be this bad

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’m asking the same question about almost every member of my h2H team:

        Vote
        Pujols
        Heyward
        Dozier
        Frazier (HRs aside)
        Stanton (HRs aside)

        These guys might well hit their numbers but it will probably be too late by then!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          you’re gonna kick ass in September for the wild card game! I do worry about Heyward

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: You’d be starting Leonys ahead of Hayward right now? Leonys is on waivers, along with Grichuk…

  198. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
    (1) UT: Polanco

    Sorry back again Grey! I’m going to try and go after Kris Bryant first… so which of my OF should I package with Seager in this first offer I’m going to send over? So I’ll offer one of JD/Upton/Polanco and then Seager for Bryant? Any of those worth it assuming I then pick up Conforto, Davis, Ozuna, etc for my OF/UTIL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton/Seager?

  199. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Grey, that Stretch and Bobbito documentary I saw with the Q&A after is airing on Showtime tonight. Just an fyi, it’s good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, nice, I’ve been meaning to watch it, but it was only for pay on Amazon, and I don’t pay for shizz

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I only have Showtime because of my every movie station free for a year promotion. Can’t wait until I forget to cancel and get railed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, the first month after offer expires it costs $1200 or what it would’ve been if you bought for the year

  200. Rory says:
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    W