“Hello, this is the Liquid Paper corporate office.  How may I direct your call?”  “Well, I’m not sure, to be honest.  I run this fantasy baseball blog and–”  “You want marketing.  I’ll direct your call.”  “No!  No, sorry, I don’t want marketing.  See, I have this pitcher, Corey Kluber, and his stats are saying he’s doing one thing, but it’s all a mistake and I see a big correction coming and…”  “You want shipping and orders?”  “No, I don’t think I do.  I’m not looking to purchase anything.”  “Sir, I can’t hear you over your cackle.  Is someone tickling you?”  “I’m trying to get a pitcher to correct himself, and I thought corrective fluid could work.  Maybe I’ll try R&D.”  “Transferring you.”  “This is R&D.  How may I direct your call?”  “I want to know how I can get Corey Kluber’s stats to reflect his ability.”  “BABIP problems?”  “Yes!”  “Just have him strike out everyone, get out of the first inning without surrendering any runs, have Roberto Perez consult with Yan Gomes on a game plan, and trust his stuff.”  “Thanks so much!” “Would you mind taking a quick survey after the call?”  “Sorry, I don’t have time.”  Yesterday, Kluber went 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks and 18 Ks.  The best baseball fans are in St. Louis.  At least when Kluber pitches to them!  Hey, I told you to buy him about two weeks ago.  Whether you did is on you.  Now, please someone talk to Strasburg!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yan Gomes – Could begin rehab on Friday.  Or as they call it in my house ‘tomorrow.’

Matt Holliday – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the elbow by Kluber.  Holliday has a contusion, so that’s likely a three-day Holliday.

Addison Reed – Major Spoiler Alerts!  Theon Greyjoy was taken hostage by that guy who died in the first season, but that guy made him feel welcome, and Theon was almost a Stark.  We’ll call him John Starks.  Then the Starks were out of the picture, and Theon decided to take over his old stomping ground.  Winter was coming so no one really cared.  Bigger fish to fry, yadda.  Then Starks was taken hostage again, but this time by Michael Bolton.  Michael Bolton is a lousy captor and abuses Starks and cuts off his Kolten Wong.   Ugly?  Indeed.  After dismembering him, Bolton changes Theon Greyjoy John Starks’s name to Reed, Addison Reed, to exact, and Michael Bolton changes his name to Michael Taylor and hits a grand slam off him, leaving Reed with a 7.20 ERA, two blown saves, and no way of going to the bathroom.  Before this game was over, I grabbed Brad Ziegler in every league.  I would do the same, if I were you.

Patrick Corbin – Aiming to return from Tommy John surgery on June 4th.  The road to Dr. James Andrews’s office is paved with good intentions.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.92.  Well, there goes the theory that AL pitchers moving to the NL are in for an uptick in value.  Or maybe he’s the exception that proves the rule, a phrase that I just spent 15 minutes on Wikipedia trying to figure out.  Could “the exception that proves the rule” actually be the exception to phrases making sense?  I’m seriously baffled.  Perhaps a nap is in order.  *claps hands*  I’m back!

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .347.  I just wanted to say he’s gorgeous.  Take it from the Jew-half of me when I say Gold always goes up.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, run, hitting .315.  To parse a 20-year conflict to a sentence, the Diamondbacks are like the U.S. in Vietnam.  They have too many weapons and have no idea what to do with them.

Chris Owings – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .246, hitting over-.350 in the last week and seven for his last 14.  I guess I’m saying hot schmotato!

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Diamondbacks, ERA now up to 4.25.  I don’t want any of my pitchers going against the Diamondbacks right now.  They’re cooking with gas in the middle of a hay factory that was recently doused in butane.  Shizz is combustible.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  For what it’s Werth, I wouldn’t go near him in a trade.  He hit 16 homers last year, and could be a 12-homer, .260 player this year, and could be playing Scribbage next year with Utley.

Denard Span – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd steal.  Too bad he doesn’t have 35+ steal speed, because Denard would be an absolute bargain, which is kinda like me saying if Josh Rutledge actually hit, he’d be great, but whatevs, you follow the pretzel logic.

Alex Guerrero – 2-for-3, 1 run as he played left field and Justin Turner (0-for-4) played third base.  Mattingly said he has no set starter at 3rd base.  It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, and it’s Mattingly prerogative to not make up his.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  I wonder if Jorge Soler watches Pederson wistfully, cause I know I do.

Yasiel Puig – Mattingly acknowledged that Puig’s hammy is still hurting and he’s going to be out for a while.  ‘A while’ for Mattingly could be anywhere from six weeks to six minutes.  Hard to get a reading on someone whose brain synapses are as backed-up as the 405.

Rafael SorianoMarlins are no longer interested in inquiring Soriano; his asking price was too high.  In related news, Jeffrey Loria was seen disguised as a homeless person outside Crayola Canyon, asking for change from fans.

A.J. Ramos – 1 IP, 0 ER and his first save and is likely now the closer.  No fooling, I think that’s all it’s going to take for him to secure the job.  I could see holding Dunn or Morris, if you like, but it’s likely fruitless like the Souplantation buffet.

Jarred Cosart – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.08, but left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring.  To loosen it up, Jarred, just run it under hot water and knock it on the edge of a counter.

Dee Gordon – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .426.  A teamster flicks his cigarette then, “Where do you want this frozen head?”

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  As the rest of the league’s pitchers struggled for the first 6 weeks, Santiago Mr. Magoo’d his way up and over scaffolding, without even realizing it.  His numbers are still screaming for the Regression Fairies to pay him a visit.

Hunter Pence – Could be activated any day.  The Gangly Manbird is currently traveling the Triple-A Sacramento team on his 19-foot long wingspan like a Land of the Lost kid on a pterodactyl.

Buster Posey – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Well, he’s no Vogt, but so few are.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-3, hitting .264 with 5 homers and one steal.  Sorry, I was just writing it out so I could understand why I’m getting so many comments asking to pick up this guy.  He’s pretty bleh, y’all.

Brett Oberholtzer – 3 IP, 1 ER, but left with a blister on his hand, which is exactly what he’s returning from after a six-week absence.  Well, Oberholtzer is German for uberblister, so no dur.

Jason Castro – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  I nearly mentioned yesterday that he homered on Tuesday, but I didn’t want to go somewhere that didn’t need to be addressed, but now he has homers in two straight and is obviously heating up.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .200.  He’s done a lot of nothing in the last few weeks, except homer, but if you need that sorta thing, here ya go.

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .196.  According to our Player Rater, Springer’s been about as valuable as Souza.  So, careful whose horn you’re tooting, which is really just sound advice.

Adam Warren – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  I don’t know if it was a one-day aberration, but baseball felt like a pitchers’ game once again last night with not a whole lot of offense.  A trend started by Klubes, p to the erhaps.  Warren’s more or less a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next.

Nate Karns – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (2 BBs), 6 Ks.  Like the more Ks than IP, but don’t love the wildness that leads to an inability to go deep in the game.  He’s pretty risky still, but an almost-9 K/9 risky is better than a 5 K/9 risky.  You feel me?  Okay, now stop.  Seriously, it’s making me uncomfortable.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  On pace for a 30/25 year.  Cust kayin’.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.96 vs. Cole Hamels 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  If two aces that excite no one faced each other, would it make a sound?  Yes, the sound of Philly fans chucking Double-A batteries at Utley.

Torii Hunter – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Big Magoo just went over his Torii Hunter fantasy.  All I’ll say is this hot streak by Hunter proves one thing:  you don’t need to be a Yankee to be a Zombino.

Ricky Nolasco – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Tigers.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the most scoreless innings thrown by a crappy pitcher like Nolasco since the last time Nolasco threw this many scoreless innings.

Alex Avila – Able to avoid knee surgery.  Well, yeah, just don’t go to the hospital.

Kyle Lobstein – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  And that’s why his name isn’t LOB%stein.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-2, but left yesterday’s game with back (lower) tightness, which is served on white with the crusts cut off in Poland.  It’s their BLT.

Justin Masterson – Hit the Disgraceful List with general suckiness.  He’ll be replaced by Steven Wright with his subpar pitching and excellent deadpan humor.

Wade Miley – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 5.60.  The A’s had no answer for Miley yesterday, just as Billy Ray has no answer for any of his friends about Miley.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.61.  I love Gray like I love myself, but, if we were to visualize Gray’s fantasy stock, it would be like the yodeling guy in The Price is Right and just about to yodel himself off the side of a mountain.

Wil Myers – Sent for scans on his wrist and the Padres will have word today on his condition.  Honestly, this sounds like a 15-day DL stint that could linger for a while.  I’m hoping not, but his wrist was hurt last year and supposedly took all of the winter to feel better.  Like Mega Maid this both blows and sucks.

James Shields – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Shields reminds me of Nickelback.  Lots of people like him, but I have no idea who those people are and have never met one.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Trying not to get excited.  *eyes twitching, hands getting sweaty, waiver wire finger shaking*  Okay, I need to move on before I pick him up.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Told you he was a sleeper (14 months too soon)!  In this game, Will Middlebrooks also went deep (1-for-4, 4th homer, hitting .198).  2014 Grey is so happy right now.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .322.  Still not understanding the people who want to drop him.  Would you prefer seven homers and a .195 average?  Not to answer, but to ruminate.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  SAT question!  In 2010, LaRoche hit 25 HRs.  In 2011, he hit 3.  In 2012, he hit 33 and .271.  In 2013, he hit 20 and .237.  In 2014, he hit 26 HRs.  In 2015, he hits _____?

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Mark May 13th down as the day the Starterpocalypse ended.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  I mean, even the pitchers that were hit, weren’t absolutely demolished like the preceding few weeks.

Brandon Phillips – Diagnosed with turf toe.  Phillips sat out yesterday with the Reds trainer saying, “(We’re) trying to find an orthotic insert to alleviate the discomfort.”  Is this the same medical staff that hasn’t DL’d Mesoraco after a month?  Well, yes, it is!  Hey, Reds trainer, try Amazon.  I hear they have shoe inserts.  The Reds should fire their trainer and replace him with WebMD.

Raisel Iglesias – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.77, and Tony Cingrani pitched the final scoreless inning, and has an ERA of 2.08.  Cingrani will stay in relief and Iglesias will head back to Triple-A, because the Reds have Jason Marquis, Michael Lorenzen and Anthony DeScaryfanny.  Yeah, that makes total sense.  Ow, eye roll headache!

Marlon Byrd – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Looks like last week’s hot schmotato still has some schmotato in his microwave.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (5).  I know what he’s doing.  It’s not that all he does is hit homers, it’s all he does is provide stats for fantasy.  You are a dreamboat!

Juan Lagares – Sat out again Wednesday with his strained armpit.  I blame Rougned Odor.

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.31 vs. Jason Hammel 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Scarily (that sounds weird), Harvey isn’t anywhere near at full capacity.  Not scarily (still weird), Hammel looks one of those good old fashioned number four starters that provides safe, reliable innings for your fantasy team.

Miguel Gonzalez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Here’s what’s going to happen.  You’re not going to pick him up for, like, six months of his sub-3.00 ERA, dating back to last year, then grab him and he’s going to bomb.  So, please, don’t bother at this point, you’ll ruin it for all of us.

Jimmy Paredes – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .364.  Doesn’t he sound like someone who was in Witness Protection and looking at a parade when the FBI agent asked him what he wanted to be called?

Jose Reyes – Took on-field BP, but is still about two weeks away with his cracked rib progressing slowly.  Should try Tony Roma’s, that’s a place for ribs.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 2/3, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K.  So, I was in this nightclub and I was like, “Could you watch my beer while I’m in the john?”  And then I woke up in an Amsterdam hotel room and some man was blow drying my liver.  ROOFIE!

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.36.  I could care less about how he’s MLB’s heavy, picking fights with little kids and the elderly, but his peripherals are a bit disconcerting for a guy that had arm trouble last year.  I’d try to hold him for now, but his stats are kinda ugly, and I’m not sure he has an alibi.

Prince Fielder – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The entire league’s offense takes a siesta, except the Rangers.  Yesterday, were the players wearing their uniforms backwards like Kriss Kross?

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, has hit in every game in May and has three homers in the last week and has raised his average from .147 to .224 in the last ten days and *pants heavily*  Damn, ran out of breath like Betty Draper.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  He was DL’d for 15 days after loose bodies were removed from his elbow.  What if one of those bodies was the Lindbergh baby?

  1. Mr. Fister says:
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    Ventura and Grey
    Or
    Price and Leake

    What’s your opinion? Other than I need a better hobby than reading fantasy blogs at midnight….

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mr. Fister: Price side

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Mr. Fister: Agree with MP

    • Paul Wilson says:
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      @Mr. Fister: Agree with the first guy.

  2. breadbaker says:
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    Bogaerts has been blah so far.

    Drop him for Cozart, or Simmons?

    R, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB(dont care about SB though)

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @breadbaker: Hold

  3. slimbo says:
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    Saves and holds league

    Would you drop yimi garcia or Carson smith for Zeigler?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @slimbo: Smith

  4. Kid A says:
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    Incoming David Duke campaign contribution solicitation in 3…2…1…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: now you show up

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Man, your stuff is really insightful, hauntingly insightful.

    a. To wit, yesterday you wrote that Stephen Vogt is not a catcher. Yesterday I thought about that for a long time, checked each of the four leagues where I have him rostered as my catcher and thought, ‘Man, Grey is weird.’ Of course, when I woke up this morning it hit me like a ton (that’d be 0.5 tonnes, right?) of bricks!!!!

    1. Vogt is #5 on the 10-team mixed Yahoo league player rater!!!
    2. Vogt is about 1 light year ahead of Russell Martin (#2 C YTD) in the C.
    3. Vogt is behind ONLY Cruz and Harper in the OF!!!!!
    4. Vogt is behind ONLY Goldie and A-Gone at 1B!!!!!
    5. Vogt leads the AL in RBIs!!!!!

    Seriously, screw charging 20$ for access to the Stream-O-Nator. You should charge 20$ for every single word you write! Just thanks a lot, mensch!

    b. On another note, Abreu is like #17 at 1B and someone should get a prayer circle going. It’s not like he’s been completely useless or even injured but someone needs to light his fire.

    c. Lastly, LaRoche hits 25 HRs this year. I’d want him but not on every single fantasy team.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. HA! Thanks, Ante B. I hear that

  6. Robert says:
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    Hammel or Jesse Chavez?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Robert: Hammel

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Robert: I think Chavez is the pick here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Chavez, pretty much a toss up

  7. NJ All Day says:
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    Should I be worried over both Jake Marisnick’s and devon travis’s slumps?? or will one or both snap out of it and turn it around after killer aprils?

      • M says:
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        @Grey: no confidence in their ability to adjust?

  8. Blint says:
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    PLEASE DO MORE PODCASTS

    Segway bit from last podcast was hilarious

  9. Awesome game of thrones reference Grey!

  10. King Felix Tagaryen says:
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    Does zieglers 4k rate and 8 blown saves in 9 chances last year scare you going forward?

    I only have one add left for the week and don’t know if I should use it on Ziegler?

  11. spider crabs says:
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    Grey you always are so Sunny!!

    drop chris carter?? I need pitching help but afraid the power surge is around the corner (14 team H2H league)

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @spider crabs: If you cut Carter, who will you pick up?

      • spider crabs says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        shane greene, buchholz, and rodon are all available…..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Sky links are absolutely perfect, yours confuse me

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: see Miley blurb about Billy Rays friends….it was two in the morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, I’m just trying to get my children to fight for my love… Sky wasn’t biting, apparently

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: he might be a lot smarter than me dad but you know I can kick his ass

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, that’s my boy!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            JFOH needs the love more than me. Suckle, JFOH, suckle!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have to know how to handle all my children… Suckle he must? Then he must

  12. The Theory says:
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    This was the exact title I was hoping to see when I plugged Razzball into my address bar.

    My Corey Kluber 2015 Fantasy is = (this start) x (the rest of Kluber’s starts this season).

  13. The Animal says:
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    Start T.Bauer tonight? Seems like things are falling apart for him…

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @The Animal: I left Bauer on my bench for this week..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Animal: Hard to own him, let alone start him

  14. JoLo says:
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    Hey Gray,
    I know its early and Hamilton may come around but, his inability to take a walk has me concerned. I want to jump on this offer but an worried that its to quick on Hamilton and that I might be fooled by Salazar. thoughts? My Hamilton for his Salazar and its a keeper league.

    Thanks
    JoLo

    • Chris says:
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      @JoLo: Gray…

      • JoLo says:
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        Ha Ha got me… Long night and an early morning! Lets go Rangers!

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @JoLo: Rangers in 6 over Tampa Bay

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JoLo: It’s fair. I’d take salazar unless b-ham is your only speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoLo: Agree with others

  15. DMT says:
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    AA batteries quip was priceless!

    I have Danny Santana at MI but Kang, Miller, and Owings are available. I won’t be dropping Dantana but how would you rank those three as replacements (hopefully short-term)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DMT: Thanks! Owings, Kang

  16. Bobby says:
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    What side is better off in a keeper league…Trout or Puig, Wong, and Cole?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bobby: Trout

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Last night Trout robbed a game winning HR in one inning, then threw a laser from CF to get Cargo out at home plate on a failed sac fly – he’s a defensive beast.

        • Grey

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          Nice

  17. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings,

    My Ross/Russell for his Kluber.

    12 team yahoo roto keep 6.

    Thanks.

  18. Matt says:
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    Yimi Garcia or Brad Ziegler

    The Jimmy Parades watching a parade in witness protection program was hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Thanks! Ziegler

  19. JWRAY says:
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    Francisco Liriano & Carlos González were both dropped in my league today. I have two questions.

    1.) Drop Fiers or Samardzija for Liriano? Leaning towards Fiers.
    2.) Who to drop, if anyone, for Car-go?

    Carlos Santana
    Ryan Zimmerman
    Jason Kipnis
    Evan Longoria
    Ian Desmond
    Billy Hamilton
    Wil Myers
    Steven Souza
    Eric Hosmer
    Xander Bogaerts
    Devon Travis
    Adam Jones
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Alexei Ramírez
    Anthony Rendón

    I just picked up Souza and Ramirez.

    Thanks as always.

    • Matt says:
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      @JWRAY:

      You should drop Adam Jones and Goldschmidt. Total hacks.

      • Matt says:
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        @Matt: Are Kershaw, Price, Kluber, and Strasburg in your rotation too? Geez. I wanna be in your league.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JWRAY: Fiers for Liriano and Alexi for Cargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JWRAY: Agree with MP

      • JWRAY says:
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        We could have used you Matt. We only got 9 teams this year.

  20. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Quintana someone I should hold after yesterday or was that just a streamer mirage?

  21. Matt says:
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    Drop any of the following for Jason Hammel?

    My SP: Price, Arrieta, Salazaar, Wood, Hughes.
    RP: Soria, Grilli, Axford and Ramos, and Yimi Garcia (Brad Ziegler for Garica is also a possiblility)

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Alex Wood*

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        @Matt: You should drop Price and Salazar. Total hacks

        • Matt says:
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          @The Flayed Man: What? He listed the entire 1st and 2nd Rd of most leagues draft. Either is league is 5 people or he has 9 other accounts in the league. Stupid.

          • The Flayed Man says:
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            @Matt: Or it was a no limit keeper and he accumulated some good players. Either way I was just joking.

            I would consider dropping Hughes an/or Garcia. You need Hammel more then Zeigler so I would probably go Garcia for Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Can lose Wood

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Though only if it’s the Wood I’m thinking of

  22. holamola says:
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    Great write up as always. I also want to show some love to your Daily Fantasy writers. They are 3 for 3 this week. I play 50-50 on Draft Kings and they have been feugo!! Great website and excellent staff.

  23. Connor says:
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    Drop Clippard for Ramos?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Connor: sure

  24. Keith says:
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    Choo, Souza, Avisail rank?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Keith: Avisail, Souza, Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith: Souza, Avisail

  25. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Trevor Bauer or Yordano Ventura – ros

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Ventura. Assuming he’s not hiding an injury

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Exactly. I also want to see what Bauer does today before I put in a waiver claim on Ventura..

  26. Titus Pullo says:
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    Is Johnson the closer in ATL now? Someone just dropped Grilli in my league and Johnson is sitting on the WW now. Thanks

  27. tyler says:
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    Eeeesh. The last Mad Men episode was a rough one. where the hell are they going with only 1 episode left? “don, read the phone book,.. *sMACK*, READ THEr PHONE BOOK!” Quick question, Perkins for JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler: Ha, seriously… JD

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Thanks as always…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. Jim says:
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    Flores or Brad Miller rest of season? Is it close?
    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jim: Flores and it is close.

  29. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Who’s the odd man out for my MI?
    Guerrero, Hill, Cozart

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Hill

  30. papasmurf says:
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    Avisial hit a fastball low and away (probably a ball) and didn’t even look like he swung that hard. Usually the most a hitter does with that pitch is a double to right center, but somehow the ball traveled about 415 feet to center. The kid’s got some power. He’s gonna be a star. But ya, he seems to get no respect. He only has 3 homers but his other stats are pretty dang good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Agreed, he’s a great hitter if you watch him

  31. Malicious Phenom says:
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    In my RP slot for ros:

    Drew Storen
    Carlos Martinez

  32. Adam Jonze says:
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    Start Niese today @cubs (Wood)? SON hates it, but, as they say,
    5×5 H2H
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam Jonze: I’d start him while he’s going well

  33. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points keeper

    Got offered his cashner for my mchugh straight up. Thinking of countering with Leake for cashner.
    Of the 3, what’s my best play ROS?
    All can be kept in rd 12
    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Sange76: Offer Leake for Cashner..McHugh is the best of the 3 for ros..

  34. Brian says:
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    In an NL Only League would you trade Todd Frazier and Ender Inciarte for Max Scherzer if it resulted in having Yasmani Grandal as your first baseman?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Brian: I wouldn’t.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Brian: Max

      • Brian says:
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        Thanks all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Gareth says:
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    The anti regression faries finally helped out Corey Kluber!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Gareth: C’mon kitty, everyone knows there is no such thing as anti-regression faires just like Santa and the Easter Bunny and God and a good woman

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: I thought god was a good woman….sometimes

        • Harry Hardenberg says:
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          @J-FOH: J-FOH wasnt it you who was complaining in the preseason about your friend drafting sonny gray for you?

          how’d that work out?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Harry Hardenberg: still waiting for the wheels to fall off. Hindsight is convenient

  36. Hack-E says:
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    Grey and friends,

    I was offered these 2 trades and want to get rid of Strasburg:

    A. Marte for Strasburg and Bruce

    B. Marte for Strasburg and Fiers

    I’m actually leaning towards A bc I have a crowded outfield and too many low average HR guys. What do you think?

    PS. It is Starling Marte, not Andy Marte

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Hack-E: B. If you wait to unload Bruce until he gets hot you can score a better pitcher than Fiers. Regardless. B is theft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: I’d take either, B first…Nice PS!

  37. They Call Me Bruce says:
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    Need MI help in a 12 man OBP league. There are several bad options on the wire and I have Bogaerts currently. Can you rank the following and would you pick any up to replace Bogaerts?

    Owings, Hill, Solarte, Aybar, Galvis

  38. bigwormsherm says:
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    Kinsler or Wong?

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    Good morning best bud, and what a fine morning indeed.

    “I’m worried about the first inning today with Klubes. If he gets through that easy, I am predicting a return to form” And that’s future me quoting past me!

    You know, as geeked as I was about him throwing a perfect game, I was happy when superfluous H singled. His pitch count was getting up there and it was gonna get dicey. He would’ve gotten to 20Ks though. That woulda been cool.

    Harper ejected yesterday, did you see the check swing? No way he went around. Not even close. Terrible call.

    Love ya,

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: HA…Nice quote! Agreed on the perfect game, no need for him to throw more pitches… Get out with an insane great game without injury… Didn’t see Harper, figured he was ejected for douchery

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Oh, there was douchery, don’t get me wrong. But in this case he was totally right. The home plate ump made a check swing call that clearly should have gone to the third base ump.

        Back end rotation question, deep 16 teamer. Somebody dropped Kyle Hendricks yesterday. I’ve been getting lucky with DeScaryfanny(love the name, btw). Should I get out on him and give Hendricks a whirl? Is there anything there? Poor man’s Mike Leake maybe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… Yeah, try Hendricks

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, best bud :)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, Philly, whoa autocorrect

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

  40. dem ribbies says:
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    Votto $3 + Soler $3
    for
    Abreu $24

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dem ribbies: Votto side for future seasons, Abreu for now

  41. PK says:
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    The Sonny Gray blurb got me. Instantly put the yodeling sound effect in my brain. I’m sure it will be stuck there all day now.

    … A NEW CAR!!

    • PK says:
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      @PK: Also, LOL when the new car was something shitty like a Chevy Aveo. “You’ll love the manual transmission, manual door locks, and manual windows. Comes with a 2 out of 5 star safety rating!”

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @PK: AWESOME and you’re stuck paying the taxes on a car no one wants.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @PK: HA!

  42. CL says:
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    Sonofavbenched Kluber in the RCL last night. Genius. And by genius, I mean dipshit.

    Also, stacked the Braves against Inglesias in DFS. Pretty much my worst night yet. Who stacks the Braves?!?!?!

    /going to jump out a window now
    //there’s always one day like this every season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Ha, I hear ya

  43. The King of Schwing says:
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    Utility spot.

    I’ve been eyeballing Delino DeShields Jr.

    I have Dexter Fowler, Paredes, and Guerrero in Utility.

    Can I drop Fowler for DeShields? I want to play the hot hand. I have Alex Rios, Puig, and Correa on my bench who will take over those three spots soon anyhow.

      • The King of Schwing says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Added DeShields, dropped Fowler. Glad I had your blessing. There are other guys like Fowler available if DeShields sputters out (like Ender Inciarte, for example).

  44. Clint says:
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    ROS bench bat in 12 team roto: Moss or Napoli?

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      And one more: what do you make of Heston & Colby’s numbers? Are they streamers or is either looking good long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: SPs are streamers… Moss

  45. TJ says:
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    SS pick- Danny Santana, Brandon Crawford, Erick Aybar or Yunel Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Ugh… Aybar

  46. Mike says:
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    Pick 3 to start. Wong vs Bauer, heyward vs Bauer, travis vs Roberto hernandez, upton vs fister, souza vs Whitley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Souza, Heyward, Wong

  47. PK says:
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    Re: Myers

    I’m pretty sure that I read the wrist he injured this year is different from last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: He injured both last year, I read up on it…One seriously injured, the other was sore for months

  48. Phyrre56 says:
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    Regarding “Exception that proves the rule” — the phrase uses an older definition of prove, meaning “to test.” It doesn’t mean that the rule is somehow more valid for the existence of the exception. It means “I found this exception, which challenges the validity of what we thought was a rule.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phyrre56: Thanks for clarifying! (Still confused)

    • Q says:
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      @Phyrre56: I’m sure you are right about the origins of the phrase, but at a certain point, we need to account for popular usage, even if it doesn’t fit (as long as it’s logical; popular usage does NOT make “ironic” mean “coincidental” because there is no logic to the phrasing at all).

      To me, the CURRENT meaning of the phrase is “The fact that you can only find 1 or 2 exceptions to the rule proves that there is, in fact, a rule that is mostly followed.”

      If there are a BUNCH of exceptions, THAT would disprove the rule. E.G. The rule that Wins are an important pitcher stat has so many exceptions that we don’t think of Wins as a ruling thing anymore.

      Kust caying (if anybody cares).

  49. David says:
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    Who are you dropping for pence coming off dl

    Second baseman are Wong, Rendon (dl)
    SS russell, xander
    Of Stanton, Harper, Hamilton, souza, polanco

    Also have to pitching spots I’ve been streaming

  50. Tim Shand says:
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    Two questions:

    1. Who closes going forward in Tampa?
    2. Heston or Ubaldo J. ROS?

    Thank you.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Where did you read that Box is going back to the 8th inning? I own box in virtually every league and losing him as a closer would hurt my teams because he’s been absolute dynamite!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McGee’s the closer, always has been…Rays don’t even want Box in the 9th now

  51. osnam says:
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    Hey, great stuff! Who would u rather own? Kipnes or Wong? I need to trade/drop one of em’. Thanks as always.

  52. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Just wanted to give credit where credit is due. I was struggling for saves in one of my leagues – and was about to start making some trades for closers. And then I read one of your write-ups on stashing Ramos – this was before Cishek officially lost the job and about two days before any other ‘perts were talking about him.

    So now I have Ramos as my third closer, and I added Doolittle and have him waiting on the DL. Save problem, schmave problem. I’ve been reading Razzball for the last few years and couldn’t be happier with it. Thanks for the help!

  53. Jeter North says:
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    Zeigler or Cecil?

  54. 740 says:
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    Wus good Grey? 10team h2h 5×5. Please pick one. A. Garcia, Souza, Choo?

    Thank u

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @740: Avasail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Souza

  55. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey and razzballers…

    Another team dropped Jimmy Nelson.
    Should I add him and drop Carlos Frias?

    Another option is to drop Boxberger, instead of Frias, since I have Doolitle on the way back?

    H2h League, Mix. Staff:
    Samardzijia, Archer, Lynn, Bauer, DesClafani, Green, Syndergaard, Frias
    Chapman, Street, Boxberger
    Dl: Doolittle
    NA: Gonzales

    thanks for the recommendation!

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: I can also drop Greene who is not the K arm everyone expected.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Chris: Drop Greene for Nelson

  56. Corey says:
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    When Yelich was activated off the DL, I asked who you’d keep between him and Gardner, and you said to keep Yelich. That was before Yelich got moved to the five-hole and before Gardner maintained his 300+ avg and 800+ OPS 6 weeks into the season while putting up counting stats almost every day.

    For a head-to-head OPS league where I regularly trail behind in Runs, Gardner’s been a valuable OF3 for me. But Yelich can’t stay on my DL any longer and only one of them can stay. Do you still pick Yelich?

  57. Swfcdan says:
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    Send Desmond for Carrasco if you need pitching?

    Not convinced Desmond will return to his old levels and think Carrasco’s due for a big klubot like breakout. Also Carrascos much cheaper ($14) so a better keeper. My pitching has been UGLY so far.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Swfcdan: sure

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Its an OBP league too so id be better off with hot schmos that that piece of garbage right now. Not even given us 1 steal yet just to piss owners off more! Eff Desmond, im doing it, you said you like CC going forward after all,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like Carrasco a lot

  58. Dubs says:
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    Which one(s) are you not starting
    McHugh vs Toronto in Houston,
    Paxton vs Boston in Seattle,
    Richards vs Baltimore in Baltimore,
    Cole @cubs
    Fiers @detroit
    Rodon @oakland
    Odorizzi @minnesota

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dubs: Fiers, McHugh

  59. booya says:
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    Best option for tomorrow?

    Jesse Hahn vs CWS
    Wei Yin Chen vs LAA
    David Phelps vs ATL

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @booya: Phelps

  60. Q says:
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    Who is the drop in a shallow keeper league when Pence is back? Guys listed at NEXT year’s price:

    Pence $5
    Dickerson $8
    Avisail $8
    Polanco $6
    Bruce $14
    A Gordon $16
    Heyward $18

    I’m thinking Bruce. It’s a weekly points league with a minus for Ks. I mean he does have those 40 point weeks, but then he follows up with neg 4 for the next 3…….

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Q: Bruce

  61. TheCHOSENONE says:
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    Would you stream Dan haren at home against the dbacks $13.2?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @TheCHOSENONE: Nope, Dbacks are ALL hitting right now and Haren is due a visit from the regression faires.

  62. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Lucroy or Gattis – ros

  63. dk says:
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    In a league with limited transactions, so I can’t really chase hot schmotatoes:

    The ROS Player Rater is relatively high on Lomo (9.8). Are any of these guys more than just a hot schmo: Lomo, David Peralta, Paredes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Nope

  64. I will give Yordano one or two more chances but he is a about to get kicked to the curb. If he is lucky I will buy a him a cheeseburger and force feed him with his anorexic arse

  65. Bob Barker says:
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    Offered Tulo and Joc for my Harper in a keep forever league. Do I dare?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bob Barker I keep Harper

  66. ERad says:
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    Drop Reed for Bucholtz/streamer spot? Already have 5 closers (Miller, Grilli, Casilla, Clippard, Cecil)

  67. Red monster says:
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    Good morning grey! Love the insight !

    In a h2h pts with a weekly roster lock

    Which potential 2 start pitcher would you add for next week (week 7)

    Rubby de la rosa (@ Miami & vs dan harren,, start 2 vs Cubs & Jake arriata.)

    CJ Wilson (@ Toronto & Sanchez , start 2 @ boston & with masterson on DL it looks like it could be potentially Stephen wright.)

    Which bat to add; yunel Escobar (SS/3b), shin soo choo (DH/OF) or Jimmy parades (OF/DH). I’m a Myers owner I have a feeling DL may be coming

  68. The King of Schwing says:
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    Keeper league. I have Correa for $5. I received an offer of a $15 Bryant for Correa. I could use 1B/3B this year.

    Thoughts?

  69. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    It’s a good think he didn’t have only 3 strikeouts. Otherwise your title might have been offensive!

  70. LastPlace says:
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    Does Latroy H get back into save mix when he comes off of the DL?

  71. Oppo taco says:
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    I’m leaning toward sitting Bauer today vs st Louis. Thoughts? Holliday is out

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Oppo taco: Holliday is DH today..

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Grey: son of a bench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  72. AdamH says:
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    ROS in standard 5×5

    Eovaldi or Bucholz?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @AdamH: EO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Toss up, Buch

  73. nick the dick says:
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    Yo 7th, enough about our teams, how are YOUR teams doing? Need any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: Ha! Actually my teams are doing really well everywhere so far

  74. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Dear Fantasy Baseball Dad,

    Who do you like as Will Myers’ fill-in in a 10-team H2H 6×6 (Avg and OBP):

    Avisail
    Souza
    Ender
    Torii

    You always know what to do. Thanks Dad!

  75. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team h2h redraft

    Todd Frazier or Nolan Arenado ROS?

    Torii Hunter or Steven Souza ROS?

    Thanks!

  76. Tony Mags says:
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    I picked up Wilson Ramos when Yan Gomes hit the DL and with him looking to come off soon, who do you like ROS Ramos or Gomes? Looking to trade one of them…

  77. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    If these are your OFs and you need to start 5 …

    Andrew McCutchen
    Brett Gardner
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Kole Calhoun
    Lorenzo Cain
    Yoenis Cespedes

    Would you cut any of them loose for Hunter Pence?

    If none of the OFs, would you drop any of these SPs for Hunter Pence?

    Anibal Sanchez
    Cole Hamels
    Doug Fister
    Gio Gonzalez
    James Shields
    Julio Teheran
    Madison Bumgarner
    Sonny Gray
    Zack Greinke

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mike: Calhoun for Pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d lose Fister

      • MIke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

  78. Bill says:
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    Please rank the following, ROS: Quintana, Gio Gonzalez, Fiers, Ventura, Latos. Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bill: GG, JQ, Fiers

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    Wondering what to do with my team when Yanny comes back. I currently have Vogt, and I’m obviously not dropping him, especially with his C/1B/OF eligibility. I also have Myers who looks like he may be hitting the DL soon. If Myers does hit the DL, I could swap him and Gomes and play Vogt in the OF for Myers. OR I could drop Gomes and pickup someone like Choo or Souza or Avisail to play in the OF and ride the Vogt train at catcher.

    What do you do?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 8 team league you can drop Gomes

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so if Myers hits the DL, I’m dumping Gomes. Now, who do I pickup:

        Choo, Souza, Avisail?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Choo

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks Brosephus.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  80. Malicious Phenom says:
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    ROS – Ben Zobrist or Kolten Wong

    • Q says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Wong unless position flexibility REALLY means a lot. And maybe not even then. Zobrist is out and though he’s expected back, stuff happens

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Back to the bottom of the totem pole…

  81. Eng says:
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    On Y! Myers is just two games from 1B eligibility. Two damn it. I’m wiling(sic) them to just bandage it up and start the next two games then hit the DL, will ya, Will?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Yeah, but it’s not going to be good

  82. The Great Knoche says:
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    May the Schwartz be with Wil Myers.

  83. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Looking ahead to next weeks lineup:

    Cargon – Phil (4) SF (3) all 7 at COORS

    or

    Starling Marte – MN (2) NYM (3) ONLY 5 games, all 5 in Pittsburgh

    Who would you start?

  84. k-dog says:
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    Great write up as always Grey!

    Avisail Garcia or Soler ROS? 10 team h2h points league…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @k-dog: Thanks ! Soler

  85. scott steelers says:
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    What do u think of samardzija? Will he turn it around? I could use another closer pretty badly. Someone offered me familia for him. Current rotation is scherzer, salazar, rodon, zimmermann, samardzija, carrasco, hammel, shelby

  86. Grey- another great read.
    I’m in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS.

    Received these 2 trade offers:
    A. Give J. Zimmerman and M. Prado. Get Strasburg
    Seems like too much risk.
    B. Give Zobrist. Get Anibal.

    Your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vrugg: Thanks! Take both

  87. Abe Froman says:
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    Taijuan Walker was dropped in my 10 team AL-only roto keeper. Grab him to replace Smyly? If so, how much to bid of $68 remaining FAAB?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Abe Froman: Bid $8 on T. Walker

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks fellas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Frank White says:
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    Should I hold onto Jose Quintana or was that just a stream yesterday??

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Frank White: I’d hold for now unless there is something better in your FA market..

  89. Hey Grey says:
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    Two questions:

    1. Cody Allen or AJ Ramos?

    2. Trevor Bauer or Carlos Rodon?

  90. J-MoneyIV says:
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    12 team 6×6 Roto (OPSxQS)

    Which side of the below trade?
    Carrasco and Feliz or Pederson and Soria

  91. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1) 10-tm 9×9 H2H categories league, hitting cats include BB, K and NetSB. Limited moves–16 left for the year.

    If Myers hits the DL, the only RF-eligible I’ll have on my roster is Aoki, with both Puig and Myers hurt. Given the limited moves, would you roll with Aoki until one of the others returns, or use a move on one of the following: Avisail, Polanco, Choo (also LF-eligible), Marisnick (also CF) or Ethier (also LF/CF)?

    2) 14-tm weekly 10×10 H2H categories league, hitting cats include BB, K, NetSB and OPS (no AVG). Pick 2 MI: Flores, Yunel, Iglesias, Kang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: 1) Wait to see what happens with Myers 2) Yunel, Kang

  92. Charlie says:
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    6×5 including obp, keeper league.

    Currently have Alex Gordon, Ozuna, Yelich, Melky, Danny Santana, Xander and Addison Russell (those are m only ss) as the bottom feeders of my team. Would you lose any of them for the following?

    Choo, Kendrick,Marisnick, Inciarte, Guerrero, Souza, Cozart, Simmons

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie: Melky, Danny Santana, Xander — Souza, Choo, Kendrick

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        So you’d feel comfortable rolling out Addison Russell every day as my starting ss? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  93. Salazar for Britton? Need a closer desperately with a deficit to make up alreadyl so I cant wait as saves are evenly distributed in our league so losing a total category. That said, feel like Salazar is to much.

    Thoughts anyone?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Steve Anders: Sure, go for it. That said, no you shouldn’t do that.

  94. What can do says:
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    Herrro!
    Being offered Buchholz and A.Escobar for Cozart.
    Pull the trigger right ?
    10 team h2h.

  95. Just grabbed Ziegler – We’ll see if the Diamondbacks are seeing what we’re seeing with Reed.

    Thanks to Cishek I find myself one closer shot… that Opie Griffith lookin save blowin Buck-tooth motherfucker.

  96. BERK! says:
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    Trying to sell high on Dallas Keuchel. Rizzo a good target? Trumbo?

      • BERK! says:
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        @Grey:
        Is Trumbo for Keuchel a good deal too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  97. jal179 says:
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    @David:

    Is my Pujols for his Carrasco too much to offer? 12 teamer h2h redraft

    What about Big Teix and Moosetacos for Carrasco? his 3B is Pedro Alvarez and CI is Boobs Butler.

    Most obvious trade partner I feel like is the most stacked of any squad… sounds like Pooholes for his James Shields or Arrieta might be possible… does anyone ever make a trade to not improve a contender?

  98. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Can we talk about Sir Ian of the Desmond? What the holy hell happened to that guy? I started looking at his peripheral numbers and advanced stats and they’re just ugly. Can someone give me hope that I didn’t waste a high pick on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: He’s definitely scuffling, hopefully he comes out of it

  99. slimbo says:
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    Keeper league trade advice

    Give up cano for Joc pederson and sonny grey?

  100. snake says:
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    Rotisserie: whip, era, k/w, QS, K

    Chen, Fiers, Haren, Paxton, Elias, TWalker, Pomeranz, Hutchison.

    Need to Keep 4 and drop 3, Opinions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @snake: Drop Pom, Hutch, Elias

  101. nick the dick says:
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    Is Axford worth a damn?

  102. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Cozart, Andrelton or Segura ROS in 9×9 w/ NetSB (thus diminishing the value of Segura’s speed)?

  103. bigbear says:
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    Congrats for working in a Mega Maid spot. Can you work in a mawg reference at some point? I’m thinking in reference to any doode with too much neck hair and a lumberjack beard who happens to be laying a duece on the field.

    LeRoche = 18 HR in 2015.

    Is there an official policy on Shoemaker? I’ve been holding him, but it’s starting to get awkward..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Ha, nice! Shoe looks off

  104. JAL says:
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    But how worried are we about Bautista? Also, the Hammelsaurus, tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Pretty worried

  105. Big Masher says:
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    I have Andrus Elvis and Yadier Molina on my team. Its an 8 team expanded roster 5×5 OBP league but only 1 slot for C and 1 SS, 1 SS/2B.

    I hate them both. Do you think either of them will have any flare of greatness or is how things are going pretty much what to expect ROS?
    Any trade value in said 8 man league?

    Cozart/Crawford/Kang are available for SS
    Ramos/Gomes/Mesoraco/Montero for C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have faith in either… I’d go with the hot hand in an 8 team league

  106. Eric B says:
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    Grey, my trigger finger is itchy too lol, would you drop Rubby(or anyone else) for Walker?

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Odorizzi
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP Fiers
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench SP Rubby
    Bench SP Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  107. J-FOH says:
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    At Disneyland today with daughters school and who do I run into waiting out front but Eno. I think I startled him a little. But he did remember me….the beard baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? That’s random as hell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell him, Grey says nice team in Tout

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: if I see that hair again I’ll yes nice tout wars team. I bet royce is so jealous right now. Eno was his Tristan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s been in last or next to last for like 4 years straight

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: he needs to spend less time on math and more on fantasy style….he ain’t got your swagger

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s why I have you, to balance the swag quotient

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I don’t even know how to take that

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @J-FOH: What rides did you go on?

  108. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Segura put on DL with fractured right pinkie

    Brewers placed SS Jean Segura on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right pinkie finger.
    Another tough blow for the Brew Crew. The injury is to Segura’s throwing hand, so it figures that he’ll be sidelined for a long period of time. 21-year-old prospect Luis Sardinas has been called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs to give Milwaukee middle infield depth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. Carrasco or J. Zimm ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  110. MIke says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Grilli for Sean Doolittle? Grilli has had a decent run and Doolittle is comingback from injury – so I am on the fence.

    My other closers are Casilla, Rondon, and Soria.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  111. GhostTownSteve says:
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    After enduring some pretty awful pitching the last two weeks, Magoo and I have had the following starts the first three days of this week in the NFBC: Archer, Arrieta, Bundett, Carrasco, Kluber, Colby Lewis. Line so far: 1.736, .814, 55, 4 W, 3 S. Went from 7th to 2nd in the 12 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pitching’s turned around across the board in the last few days…Even Quintana’s pitching well

  112. PhilOssieB says:
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    Just say Heyward is batting 8th today (at least he’s ahead of Kozma!). Ouch.

    He started slow and heated up midway last season, do you think something similar will happen? I’d ask if he’s a good buy low, but I own him in literally every league I’m in, so I’ll just ask for prayers.

    • PhilOssieB says:
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      *saw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  113. flo-g-money says:
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    segura or semien ros? hammel gonzalez mchugh ros? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien…McHugh

    • flo-g-money says:
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      @flo-g-money: correction- hammel gonzalez or a wood

  114. gobiggreen says:
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    Joey Bats straight up for Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  115. slimbo says:
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    So do I need grandal in a 8 team league? Currently have martin as my catcher

    Just picked up Zeigler but seen his crappy K9 rate…is he really worth stashing? Could grab lind choo garcia fowler or Byrd?

    Simmons is also available, sure could use all those runs

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…Ziegler is worth stashing if you need saves..>Choo

      • slimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        So safe to drop grandal for choo?

        Your the man!

        Thx for everything you provide to the razz nasty boysss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup… No problem

  116. JvAwesomesaaauce says:
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    ROS Jason Heyward or Avisail Garcia?

    • Yankz1313 says:
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      @JvAwesomesaaauce: I’d take Heyward, but not feel great about it. Maybe just for name value so I could flip him if he gets hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  117. The JoGarza says:
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    Which SS to replace Segura? OBP league.

    Elian H
    Alexis Ramirez
    Chris Owings
    Alcides
    Brad Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza: also, I’ve been offered Scherzer and Reddick for Bautista and Stras. How insane am I for considering it?

  118. Tim says:
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    Bumgarner > or = or < Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  119. Yankz1313 says:
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    What do you think of this trade in a 16 team deep 5X5 league with OBP and QS as categories. Team 1 sends Betances, Rajai Davis, Jorge Soler for Craig Kimbrel and Clay Buchholz. As always, much mustachioed love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler side

  120. RobPopp says:
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    10team 3-keep. Was offered Trout (1) for my Arenado (2), A Jones (3), Kluber (25). The wire is nice but this is way too much, even for Trout, right?

  121. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, few guys on my roster, what to do with?

    Drop Duda for Plouffe? Drop Pollock for Choo? Drop Segura for Alexi?

    Also, Garcia, Phillips and Ethier available.

    I currently have Fielder and Hosmer and my outfield is Brantley, Gordon, Byrd but Pence is coming back soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock for Choo…Yes, Alexei

  122. Gator says:
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    I need pitching badly. Would you trade Dickerson and his questionable foot for Strasburg and whatever his issues are? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. kisses says:
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    which side:

    Kendrys+DTravis+Xander+Carrasco
    for
    Machado+Springer+MadBum

  124. jaw says:
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    who should i grab to replace segura? phillips, jhonny p, valbuena, andrus, lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

    • jaw says:
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      @jaw: brad miller also available

  125. Basement Artie says:
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    Can someone please tell Leonys Martin and Wil Myers to stop watching Skinemax, Spanktravision, and the Yankees? We already have Semien.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: assuming myers makes a trip to the dl, who do you like as a replacement in a weekly roto league both for next week and beyond:

    cahna – 3 @ hou, 4 @ tb
    burns – 3 @ hou, 4 @ tb
    beltran – 2 @ was, 3 vs tex
    pillar – 4 vs laa, 3 vs sea
    colabello – 4 vs laa, 3 vs sea
    o. herrera – 4 @ col, 3 @ was

    thanks.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  127. Ray says:
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    Chris Davis for Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey: hosmer for carrasco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer

  128. Pope says:
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    Grey, I know we talked yesterday, but the window obviously slammed shut on Kluber. I was way too slow.

    Anyway, in a 12 team standard 5×5 Roto keeper, how comfortable do you feel about my pitching staff for this year? I just dropped down to 7th place, but I know it’s still kinda early.

    Archer, Carrasco, Ventura, A. Wood, Rodon, Syndergaard, Rondon, K-Rod, Axford, Cecil, Reed, Iwakuma (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you had 3 weeks to buy Kluber low… Your staff looks fine

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Last year I traded Joey Bats to get Jo-Fer right before his season ended, so I’ve been hesitant to trade for pitching this year. It still hurts!

        Thanks for the help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. Segura was my primary SS. I have Yunel the homophobe plugging that hole. Zobrist is dangling on the waiver wire and close to returning. Should I be ogling him? I don’t think Yunel would approve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, monocle him

  130. Sadaharu Oh says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Kershaw + Leonys Martin + Ike Davis for Marte + Moustakas + Daniel Norris

    Thanks for the great advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  131. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Segura replacement….

    Brandon Crawrod
    Freddy Galvis
    Justin Turner
    Odubel Herrera
    Chris Owings
    Eduardo Escobar
    Elian Herrera

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        Same answer if OBP league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  132. claw dog says:
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    Had gomes go on the DL and I picked up Norris. Probably gonna trade gomes for soria since norris has been solid for me. Thoughts?

    • claw dog says:
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      @claw dog: let me add that I’m down to only casilla for closers through injuries and people sucking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hey keep stashing Rendon, or just go with Wong for the ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash

  134. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    In a bagless vacuum, would you swap joey bats for wong and yelich?

    Also, there is a band called ArnoCorps whose lyrics are nothing but lines from Arnold films.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xizJZeGfE34

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I’d be worried enough about the shoulder I think I’d take Wong and Yelich for him. But there’s always the chance he is able to heal while playing and ends up with 30 hrs and 100 rbis in that lineup. If you’re weak enough up the middle I would strongly consider it though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Awesome… Wong side

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  135. I am the Walrus says:
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    Two questions:
    1- you buying Heston?
    2- Trade Heston for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Meh

  136. Timmah R says:
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    Pence is available in my 10 team H2H points league…

    Do you think I should drop Soler or Polanco for him or just hold? Thanks!!!

    I could also drop Tanaka (who I had picked up a few weeks ago) but am hoping he pans out :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tanaka

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: I was afraid you were going to say that… so it’s doubtful that Tanaka is coming back and they’re just running him through the mill testing him before shutting him down then? :-(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has a torn elbow tendon

          • Timmah R says:
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            @Grey: As a great man once said… “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  137. I am the Walrus says:
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    Hutchinson or Heston ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  138. Nightpandas says:
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    Rios and Anibal enough of a return for Holliday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. Blaine K says:
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    With Micah getting sent down u like Sanchez over Owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  140. Baren says:
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    I know it’s super early, but I own both Arenado and Bryant in a forever keeper league but can only hold onto one. Thinking about trading one to Correa’s owner once he gets the call. Which one do you like better long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  141. Q says:
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    Just traded Soler for McHugh. Now all at once, Marisnick is meh and McHugh has velocity issues.

    Don’t coddle me. Give it to me straight. Am I going to be ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, too early to say

  142. Matty says:
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    Just got the Segura news and instantly tried to decipher your current rankings of bottom of the barrel SSs based on your comments. 12 team H2H redraft, OPS, TB with a wire of mostly hot garbage. Looks like folks must be hoarding players.
    Presently the waiver wire has Owings, Hechavarria, Flores, Andrus, Miller, Crawford. Who is my best Segura clone until further notice?
    Will Correa be up soon enough that he’s worth sitting on and waiting?
    Another (keeper) league I rejected FHer for Arenado and Joc. Right call, right?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, right call

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        Offered the undread pirate instead. I have an embarrassment of riches in that outfield, but he and Trout aren’t keep able beyond this year. I’ll be along in a few months trying to figure out how to trade Trout for killer future talent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  143. henncoop says:
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    Great Insight as always & gives me a good laugh as a bonus
    12 team 5X5 roto league with 24 roster spots & 18 keepers kept each year
    I have been getting offers for Kipnis from one persistent Indian fan. Earlier in the year I offered Kipnis for Carasco …using the player rater for the rest of the year & seeing how well Kipnis is playing for now & while healthy …I am now thinking I should hold.
    The other offer he made was Vogt for Kipnis & I have d’Arnaud on the DL & am using Hundley for now.
    My offer of C Mart & Kipnis for Vogt & Carasco was rejected.
    If I did trade Kipnis I would need to replace him off waivers with possibilities including Micah J, Gyorko, Ownings, Scooter, Miller, Odubel, Valbuena, Prado, Solarte, Espinosa, Panik or Forsythe.
    Trade Kipnis? for Vogt? Carasco? Ask for both again?
    If I trade him …replace him with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Carrasco for Kipnis, grab Owings

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Follow up question …would an offer of my Kazmir & Kipnis for for his Vogt & Carasco be fair & worth pursuing? ? or am I just better off taking Kipnis for Carasco ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  144. greg says:
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    Really, I don’t care how well Wacha pitches tonight. My Wacha/Familia for Kluber trade won’t go through for last night’s stats, but thank you thank you thank you for the confidence to pull the trigger!!!

    Peripherals … schmerifierals….with some guys, it matters (Kluber), with some, it doesn’t (Jimmy Nelson).

    I’m wondering whether to hold on Nelson, or throw him over for Miguel Gonzalez….at least he’s more consistent. And has an offense behind him.

    Advice please? (Still stoked on Kluber…might save my season!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d hold Nelson for another game or two

  145. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Add Delino Deshields to the ever growing list of players whose fathers I also have owned on fantasy teams.

    I’d say it’s time for all you kids to get off my lawn.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelBNtNm8l0

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      “Hi I’m 37 and my average fastball is just over 88 and I pitch for a horrible team in a horrible park and my career ERA is above 4 and yet I’m on your team. Sincerely Aaron Harang.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Shhh. Don’t jinx the Harangutan. Not ready for him to turn into a pumpkin just yet.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          I’ve got him in two (TWO) leagues.

          How’s this pitching week so far, partner (and if that isn’t the jinx I don’t know what is)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, totally

  146. HeathWoman says:
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    I’m just commenting because I could barely contain myself while reading your Addison Reed/GoT summary. Love!!!

    If only my GoT watching-club understood fantasy (or real) baseball, I could share it with them. But it would take me as long to explain it to them as it’s taking George R.R. Martin to finish book six…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Thanks!

  147. Greyismyhero says:
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    I have—- Desclafina and Haren…….40 moves left for season…

    I have Bradley coming off DL

    SP on waivers: Heston, C. Anderson, Kennedy

    Any moves? Who to drop for Bradley and pick up??? for the other?

    Thanks!!

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeScl for Anderson…Smoke it!

  148. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Rudy, where did you get the cajones to start Bauer today? Sweet!

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Fred Barker: i wanted to Fred,hope your vacation life is going great,we do miss you though

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: Miss you too, and…sleeping comfortably not beating my brains out at the bottom of ECFBL!

    • I have faith in Bauer and like interleague starts :)

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Still, it was the Cards. SON had him at -4.6, below your cutoff.
        Does interleague (presume AL over NL) get weight in SON?

        • I don’t weigh up/down interleague EXCEPT that I goose up NL SP stats to be equivalent with the AL baseline when the game is in an AL park (DH) and the opposite when an AL pitcher goes into an NL park. Yeah, it was a leap of faith w/ Bauer.

        • I just double-checked and there are 3 adjustments:
          – AL pitcher in NL park (positive for pitcher)
          – AL pitcher in home park vs NL team (slight positive since NL teams field a weaker DH)
          – NL pitcher in AL park (negative for pitcher b/c of DH)

          So Bauer had a slight boost facing the Cards.

          He’s one of the few pitchers that I think Steamer is too bearish. My working theory (haven’t proven it) is that pitchers turn a corner at around 40-70 GS. So pitchers in that range are the type where I’m going to take my risks if there are signs of potential dominance.

          • Simply Fred

            Fred Barker says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: You are the master of pitching! See that you are leading the ‘Perts in ERA and WHIP. (NEVER would have thought to track that 40-70 threshold.)

  149. SallyCips says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Little late in the game for me, odd freelance hrs!

    My Segura went down, who should replace?

    Owings, Galvis, Aybar I think are my best available choices.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  150. Swfcdan says:
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    Osuna, Watson, Ziegler, Morris/Dunn.

    Pick 2 for shots at regular save roles, not interested in commitee shizz.

    Reed looks like garbage and still don’t think Melancon is right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler, Watson

  151. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    My team:
    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Segura
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, Heyward, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: G. Springer

    Drop Segura for who?
    Bogaerts, A. Escobar, Y. Escobar, Andrus, A. Ramirez, Rollins, Zobrist …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  152. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    Did you happen to catch that Jon Singleton news? 10 RBI in a single game @ AAA Fresno?

    Now, I got caught in the Singleton trap last year and wouldn’t own him this year even if you threatened to put Scarlett Johanson on my face.

    But still – 10!???

    Whhhaaaaaa?????

    Chris Carter better start picking it up or he’ll be sitting down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…I did hear that… I thought they ended minor league games after eight runs were scored

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Hahahaha…they should have stopped the fight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse:

      Did he at any point holler, “Yasmani who?!

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Heh! I was one of those predictable stiffs that added Grandal after that 8 RBI game. Hasn’t done a thing since, but hasn’t played much either.

  153. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I totally jinxed myself on Tuesday, “Nah, I’m good at SS, I got Segura there and frankily I’m not going to pay for a guy a tier or 2 above Segura” Throw all the blame on me, I will shoulder the load. I know Jef always does The Fact of the Day, but I couldn’t resist this one.

    “According to the Oxford English Dictionary, use of the term Mullet to describe this hairstyle was “apparently coined, and certainly popularized, by U.S. hip-hop group the Beastie Boys”, who used “mullet” and “mullet head” as epithets in their 1994 song “Mullet Head”

    The Beastie Boys coined it? Seriously, no one ever referred to “Business in the Front & Party in the Back” as mullet before 1994? What did we call them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, cool fact… I don’t like the Beasties though, overrated

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Agree to Disagree. License to Ill is still one of my favorite albums, not sure if it’s the music or the nostalgia, prolly a little of both. Post Ill I agree with you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See I only like the Hello Nasty

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Teddy Heater:

      Saw a comic recently that referred to it as “lawyer in front, client in the back.”

  154. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Have a full OF with CarGo and Souza both as my standard bench guys.

    Offered CarGo for Semien, who I like to fill in for my Devon and Tulo when they’re slumping/injured.

    Hold or do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take CarGo

  155. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, I’ve been offered Jimmy Paredes for Aaron Judge or Michael Taylor. Would you trade one of them for Paredes or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, go for it

      • DBo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Torii isn’t in the lineup today. Zombinos tend to feed at night. And prior to the All Star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  157. Double H says:
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    15 team roto with QS instead of W – looking to upgrade my pitching – thinking of offering my Wacha/Andrelton for his Arrieta. Simmons is on my bench and Wacha worries me with the lack of K’s and seeming inability to go deeper into games. My possible trade partner is hurting bigtime at SS too. What say you oh wise Grey?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta sode

  158. Joey says:
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    Pablo Sandoval and Souza for Todd Fraizer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  159. Jack says:
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    Trade Sousa & Kipnis for Cano in OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis side

  160. spider crabs says:
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    who would you want for ROS: SCastro, AEscobar, ARamirez thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  161. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    You might say Travis Wood is getting…Reckered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  162. jacque jones says:
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    16tm roto need sp badly.
    Got offered k-zar/Archie bradley for a. miller
    Id still have for RP krod allen rondon Papelbon
    Even? or try to get more. I could use an of bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar side

  163. Rice says:
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    Choo or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: follow up…. fowler or Billy Burns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burns

  164. Kevin Smith says:
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    drop Ozuna for Carlos Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Hey Gray! Hope you are enjoying a Thirsty Thursday and all is way in the World of All Things Gray!
    So, I didn’t want to make you read my whole team again as I usually make you do. One, because I know you have a lot to read & two, I am kinda liking everyone I have and I probably wouldn’t drop any of the other players if you told me to as of yet. HA! Saving myself the” But Gray told you to drop Tori Hunter or Span as bench & match up players…

    The weakest point of my team is my relievers- Yahoo normal categories league
    My relievers- Betances, Axford and Garcia…. Yeah, I drafted Betances thinking he was #1 but have enjoyed his great numbers.
    The rest of my Staff is
    Harvey, Pineda, Colon, Wacha, A. Wood, & Rodon ( Man crush)
    After reading your article today should I drop any of the relievers I have to pick up Ziegler?
    Thoughts? Suggestions? Losing the cat every week…and may have to trade a hitter for eventual relief help…
    As always, thanks!

    • Champsok1 says:
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      Corrected my mistakes down below, chiefly misspelling your name!!!
      Also, didn;t use correct username which you had asked me to do in an email so that you could display an icon…
      Sorry :)
      @Ed Spinelli:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances

  166. joeg414 says:
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    Who starts hitting First : X or Des ?

  167. rick says:
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    Offered Ross and McCutcheon for Pineda and deGrom. My other SP: Gio, Arrieta, Cole, Odorizzi.
    He also owns Shields.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try McCutchen there

  168. MikeZ says:
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    Ugh. Just lost segura to DL Best replacement for MI slot in my 12 team 5×5 with no bench? Best options are Bogaerts, Luis Valbuena, Odubel Herrerra, alcides escobar

    • MikeZ says:
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      @MikeZ: Oh. or Wilmer Flores, who I just dopped this week and just hit his second HR of the week.

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @MikeZ: alcides

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  169. joeg414 says:
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    Did anyone else notice that was Wojo hitting Don with the phone book Suday night ?

  170. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Startpocalypse may have indeed ended, but I’m starting a new, worse movement now that I’m trying to show some restraint. Wouldn’t you know that I played it prudent and sat Miguel yesterday? And today I sat Bauer. FMFBBL

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Hal Incandenza:

      With a nod to DFW: “The Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment”

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Subsidized time was so catchy. I also liked Year of the Trial Sized Dove Bar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  171. Champsok1 says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Hope you are enjoying a Thirsty Thursday and all is way in the World of All Things Grey!
    So, I didn’t want to make you read my whole team again as I usually make you do. One, because I know you have a lot to read & two, I am kinda liking everyone I have and I probably wouldn’t drop any of the other players if you told me to as of yet. HA! Saving myself the” But Gray told you to drop Tori Hunter or Span as bench & match up players…

    The weakest point of my team is my relievers- Yahoo normal categories league
    My relievers- Betances, Axford and Garcia…. Yeah, I drafted Betances thinking he was #1 but have enjoyed his great numbers.
    The rest of my Staff is
    Harvey, Pineda, Colon, Wacha, A. Wood, & Rodon ( Man crush)
    After reading your article today should I drop any of the relievers I have to pick up Ziegler?
    Thoughts? Suggestions? Losing the cat every week…and may have to trade a hitter for eventual relief help…
    As always, thanks!

  172. Driti says:
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    10 team H2H – Current staff: Price, Arrieta, Salazar, Pineda, Paxton, Eovaldi, Syndergaard, Familia, Boxberger, Moore

    I was offered Cole and Gray for Price…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  173. GhostTownSteve says:
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    The advertising algo that follows me through cyberland has determined that I really enjoy cleavage. Algo don’t lie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  174. slimbo says:
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    What side do you like for ros?

    Kershaw/ellsbury or donaldson/carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  175. greg says:
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    So here’s a thought….Lincecum is doing well because he’s working with his father, who designed his intricate windup. At 27, he thought he was a too grown up to have his dad helping him. After 3 subpar seasons and FA status looming, he called him back in.

    I absolutely believe it’s why his control is better….and yes, fastball is staggeringly low vel. right now, but with his filthy offspeed, if he has control he can be effective ROS>

    Sometimes the “hard stats” tell only part of the story. Of course, I could be completely wrong, but mental makeup is often underrated….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had a falling out with his father for the last three years?

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: He is doing well because any pitcher who is a major leaguer “does well” sometimes. He threw a no hitter last year and “did well” that day. He is not useless for a 30 team league (like MLB is) But if there were only 12 baseball teams, I think he’d have plenty of” Cheetos time” if you smell what I’m cookin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  176. regarding diamondbacks pen:

    Ziegler isn’t your typical swing-and-miss closer. Any chance someone sneaky gets a crack?

    Burgos
    Barrett
    Sherfy
    Delgado

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  177. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Weekend lineup one for you!

    Tron likes Joc v. lefty Jorge De La Rosa (playing at LAD), but he’s batting .143 with no HR against lefties.

    Ride out Joc + figure that Jorge will be bumped in 4-5 innings tops, or sit Joc to play Souza v. May (@ Min)?

    Thanks!

    PS: Unrelated Fun Fact – Marte is still hitting over .400 against LHP…

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play Joc

  178. Kendrick Llama says:
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    With segura on DL who do you like best:

    Andrelton, Russell, Kang, Alexei, or Yunel ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  179. Ray says:
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    Rich in outfielders and need pitching. Trade Ozuna for Fiers, Shoemaker or Anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  180. Bad News Sugarbear says:
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    drop frias for anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  181. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Fowler or heyward ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  182. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Lawrie or kang ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  183. The JoGarza says:
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    Thanks for the Alcides recommendation. Looks like he wanted to make you look good with a big day today!

    In another OBP league, I’ve been offered Scherzer and Reddick for Bautista and Stras. How insane am I for considering it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side but it could easily go the other way

  184. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Soler or JD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jd

  185. rick says:
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    Shields or Ross ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

  186. Mike says:
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    Is it worth holding onto Segura or is this the kind of injury that will take him out longer than a month and linger for a season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  187. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    add bolsinger or frias in dynasty over t.wood? wood’s been really bad with the homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frias

  188. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only i had dropped betancourt to get soriano. No ratios here, just IP/K’s/saves/wins. grab bolsinger or go back to betancourt. I no longer have a closer, only having cishek before. i still have barrett for RP. the rest of the slots are P, so could be RP or SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bolsinger

  189. JoeCool says:
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    Grey how concerned are you over Dickerson’s foot?

    I was offered Mookie/Correa for Dickerson/Werth (ops league)

    thoughts on the offer and dickerson’s reliability going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Betts

  190. Q says:
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    Marisnick or Span? 6X6 w OBP, SLG, SB-CS and no AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  191. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Wil Myers for Melky Cabrera or Leonys Martin?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  192. The Wongest Yard says:
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    @Grey

    Lost Segura. Slim pickings, who would you go with?:

    Kang, Miller, Odubel Herrera, Elian Herrera, Hardy, Aybar, Rollins, Jose Ramirez. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

      • The Wongest Yard says:
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        @Grey:

        Does your answer change knowing I’m last in steals? Grabbed Burns for some SAGNOF in OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Burns

  193. DonnieB says:
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    Would you add Choo to replace Belt at DH? Bot is showing no power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  194. DonnieB says:
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    Belt showing no power

  195. henncoop says:
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    I have SS issues on several teams with Segura going down. My worst situation is putting Segura on the DL & having to activate Springer. I now need to pick up a SS & who to drop is quite a dilemma.
    It is a shallow 10 team H2H league where I am fairly loaded with hitting having Heyward, Souza, Polanco, Springer & Cargo sharing 3 OFs spots & Hosmer & Pujols sharing 1B & Arenado & Bryant sharing 3B with the best of the Bench then filling my 1 utility slot.
    I do not see any of these as being easy drops especially since we keep 7 players for next year & there are some good young hitters.
    Pitching is not so deep & the likely drops there would be Shark (although that maybe prematurely drastic) or Hughes or one of my 3 closers Rodney or Allen.
    Cargo has truly been sucking but I just picked him up a week ago & am hoping he will turn it around at some point. (Starting to hate 10 team leagues)
    Any words of wisdom Mr Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Heyward

  196. Pager24 says:
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    im needing to replace Segura at my MI spot. Which guy do you like the best

    Utley (Hittertron has a hard on for him), Jose Iglesias, Valbuena, Lawrie, Aybar, Yunel Escobar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  197. Lander says:
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    Who are the strongest streamers for next week from this list?
    Pomeranz @ Houston
    DE la Rosa @miami
    Karrns @ atl
    Frias @sf
    Chase anderson @miami
    Greene vs Milwaukee
    Phelps vs Arizona
    Lyons @nym
    Jorge de la Rosa vs philly
    Latos vs arizona
    Bucholz vs Texas
    Hendricks @SD
    Locke vs nym
    Wieland vs SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos, Buch, Locke

  198. Cuban Bandits says:
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    Paredes or Torii in 10 team h2h

    If it means anything I have two other 3Bs who aren’t going anywhere (Arenado & Bryant) and my OF are Dickerson, Marte, Polanco, Pollock.

    No CI so it’s either guys for the last utility spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

  199. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Reyes, Soler, and Allen

    or

    Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  200. nightpandas says:
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    Did the Rooftop at Wrigley package for Syndergaard’s debut the other night…pretty sweet setup…

    1. Holliday vs Anibal/Werth
    2. Holliday/Dozier vs Cano/Anibal
    3. Holliday vs Liriano/Werth

    Which side do you like for each?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Holliday…Dozier…Holliday

  201. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points keeper

    C grandal (darnaud DL)
    1b pujols
    2b Walker
    3b Seager
    Ss Hanley
    Of Brantley
    Of marte
    Of Blackmon
    Utility c. Santana 1b/3b
    Utility teixeira
    Bench a Simmons
    Bench m. Franco
    Sp scherzer, Richards, Arrieta, mchugh, cashner, Paxton
    RP Rondon, Allen, Doolittle

    Got offered pence for pujols….thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols side

  202. The Flayed Man says:
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    14 team 6×6 Yahoo roto keeper

    My Felix for his Kluber/Betts or Kluber/Fowler

    Any good?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber/Betts

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        @Grey: thank you

  203. henncoop says:
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    Only 2 DL slots & 3 players: d;Arnaud, Wright & Segura …who to drop please?
    10 team H2H with 8 keepers for next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Segura

  204. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Bauer or Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  205. PB&J says:
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    Bauer looked good today. Him or Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  206. sternal says:
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    Hamilton or Dickerson ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Dickerson

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    Ugh on Segura. Would you take a shot at getting Desmond with CarGo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s like a push

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I own Segura…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t pick up a SS?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I guess…

            Aybar
            Santana
            Owings
            Galvis
            Miller
            Herrera

            14 teams, H2H, OBP and AVG etc and so on…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Owings

  208. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I take full credit for Werth doing anything. Effing piece of old maggot infested crap. As soon as i hit drop it was like magic beans for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  209. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    This question comes from 2011 – but better SP rose: Ubaldo or Clay?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Just look at their stats this year for your answer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Ubaldo

  210. herschel says:
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    RE: Myers. Tendenitis in the wrist doesnt sound good for the swing, but i guess its better than a torn tendon?

    “Tendinitis in left wrist for Wil Myers. No DL. #Padres will play short handed for a few days. Hope to get him back in 3-4 days.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he comes back and he’s fine

  211. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, cargo (col) for samadzija? so sad….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: what about any of these?

        samardzija or quintana plus choo for cargo
        samardzija or quintana plus guerrero, holland for cargo/archie/reed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGo in 2nd one

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: samardzija or quintana?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        samardzija

  212. Mike says:
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    Is Anthony Rendon worth picking up?

    Drop a Neil Walker for him?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room

  213. The Great Knoche says:
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    Cueto starting to look like David Wells.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

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

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (A. Wood, T. Ross, Paxton, Rodon, Chavez)

    Picked up Chavez because of his matchup Sat. vs. CHW and now I can’t decide what to do with Grilli’s spot:

    1) Replace him with one of these available RP ROS?: K, Jansen, F. Rodriguez, Gregorson, C. Allen, Qualls, Ziegler, A. Reed, Giles, Y. Garcia, J. Johnson, A. Ramos, Dunn, Morris…

    2)Drop him into that available RP pool and instead move A. Wood to his spot because he has RP eligibility … thus allowing me to stream more SPs?

    2a.) Obviously I know most of these guys depend on the matchup but are any of these guys potential holds, not streamers:

    Available SP Pitching: Y. Ventura, J. Nelson, Hughes, R. De Le Rosa, Fiers, Quintana, A. Bradley, C. Anderson, Shoemaker, Iwakuma, Greene, Hutchinson, T. Walker, Ryu, Volquez, J. Weaver, Hahn, M. Gonzalez, Dickey, Colome, Eovaldi, W. Peralta, C. Tillman, Gausman, Jimenez, B. Morrow, Sabathia, Garza, Frias, A. Sanchez, Collmenter, Cosart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Jansen

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot Grey! You’re too awesome !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  215. Fungazi says:
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    I’ve been trying to figure out a good balance of bench hitters to SP to RP in a 12 H2H. I see you post or comment on things like that once in a while. Would you agree with 1 bench bat and 8 SP/3RP filling out all pitching positions and rest of bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, it’s a team to team thing, day to day

  216. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sorry for the confusion above, weekly roto redraft, any of these trades or should i just ride out the ship with cargo?

    samardzija and choo for cargo
    samardzija, guerrero, holland for cargo, archie, reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  217. J-Money says:
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    12 Team 6×6 OPS and K/9…was just offered Carrasco for Polanco. OF – Upton, Brantley, Myers, Polanco and Avisail Garcia. SP – Ventura, Salazar, Ross, Fiers, Wood, Arrieta. I like Carrasco, and his underlying numbers are encouraging, but is Polanco too much to give?

    Thanks G!

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Also, how strong is your faith in Ross tonight?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Carrasco

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Thanks boss. While I have you…Just lost Segura, would you replace with Forsythe, Crawford, Owings, Solarte, Espinosa, etc…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Owings

  218. henncoop says:
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    I need to replace Segura on 3 teams ..I did pick up A Escobar on the #1 team already
    Team 1 A Escobar over Hardy, Rollins, Santana, Ownings, or Miller?
    Team #2 Escobar, Alexi, Santana, Hardy or Ownings?
    Team #3 Currently have Rollins to fill in for Segura … Hardy, Odubel H, Miller, & Espinoza are available …Rollins has been sucking badly but he does play for a good team. Stick with Rollins? ( this is a keeper league where 18 players are kept as another factor to consider)
    Thanks so much …last question for today …I think. I have no idea how you disperse so much fantasy wisdom for hours day after day ….you would think your head would explode at some point!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides…Alcides… Rollins

  219. herschel says:
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    @Grey: dropping reed for ziegler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  220. The Wongest Yard says:
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    Leonys Or Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  221. tank1 says:
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    I have Bogaerts right now at short. Would you recommend replacing him with any of the following? Thanks.

    Rollins
    Simmons
    Alcides
    Owings
    Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  222. phil says:
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    Who has seen a baseball game in Cuba? I am going next week and will be there offseason.

    Can I be the Razzball Cuban Scout? What do I need to do? Does the job come with a hat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh my god I’m so jealous! Check out the youngest, but fattest Livan Hernandez brother

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @phil: blog this trip please phil! get some good bar photos.

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Spammer Jay: also… some real photos of what the hotels are like there

        • phil says:
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          @Spammer Jay: I am staying in a casa particular (private room), but I will bring back photos and email addresses and hopefully some info on baseball off season and a street art map.

  223. highheat17 says:
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    Need to drop one of my pitchers. I dropped my one bench hitter spot to p/u Syndergaard. I need to fill that spot. Who would you drop from this group? Thanks!!!

    SP Arietta, DeGrom, Kazmir, Pineda, Kluber, Wacha,Salazar,G Richards,Syndergaard

    RP C Allen, Soria, Familia, Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos or Synder

      • highheat17 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!! The time and effort you put in is obvious and greatly appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  224. tone DEAF! says:
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    I was just about to drop Bauer and then he goes off and does that against the Cards.
    Just when I thought I was out – they pull me back in…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  225. Spammer Jay says:
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    Grey!

    Thank you for my KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKluber sandwich with a side of W! You say sell, I sell. You say buy, I buy. This one takes the cake though of buy call rewards.

    PS. I traded Sonny ($17) for Dee ($7) today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Nice trade!

  226. Spammer Jay says:
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    So I was just offered Price ($42) for Kluber ($15). It’s a keeper league and Price is not keep-able really at $42. But salary aside, I should still take it though right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kluber

  227. Raindoggg says:
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    Traded JD, Gennett and Eric Young (in a DEEP league) for Cashner and Granderson…picked up DeSheilds….I also have Leonys so he can fill in for him while he’s hurt……BUT ANY chance the Rangers give DeSheilds a shot at the second base job when Leonys comes back now that it’s…ahem…Odorless?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could happen…He has the eligibility anyway

      • Raindoggg says:
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        @Grey: ….yep he does which is nice but not useful if he hits the pine again when Hamilton gets back and Leonys gets healthy……he could be Dee Gordonesque if he gets that second base gig……hoping to catch lightning jr. in a bottle…..

  228. joeg414 says:
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    McAllister or Cingrani, ? Or a coin flip? 6×6 roto Non Holds league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani, coin flip

  229. joeg414 says:
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    Danny Santana or Tomas as a bench bat in a daily 6×6 roto. ? Doesn’t see Tomas is playing much lately . And can Santana turn it around to help since I have Desmon and X.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  230. Bobby says:
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    Hey Grey. In a keeper league what side do you prefer. Goldie or Stras and Dee Gordon?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Bobby: goldy, that doesn’t seem close, not only from stras being hurt and awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  231. Mike says:
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    Standard Yahoo League:

    Kipnis or Desmond

    Player Rater likes Kipnis ROS by a fairly wide margin ($10)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    segura out,but i don’t have enough money to just add another guy. i currently still have j.herrera, grabbed in the short time between when mendy went down and addison came up. stick with herrera or go with one of these (i know they are all crap, but it’s 30 team OPS)
    tolleson/ciriaco/a.blanco/solano/tejada/bloomqvist/kozma. tejada has the most at bats lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tolleson

  233. joeg414 says:
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    Can’t believe its raining in San Diego . Do people there even own umbrellas ?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @joeg414: don’t know why no one checked radar before they started. 2 batters? Really. Couldn’t have just waited to start?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @joeg414: Jaywrong might know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cats and dogs

  234. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Drop Shoemaker for Happ, Santiago, Miguel Gonzalez, Chase Anderson, Phil Hughes?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Prime_Time_Players: if all those have been available all year just stream them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  235. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Franco or Plouffe?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Prime_Time_Players: it was franco when i asked yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  236. nightpandas says:
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    Deshields or Burns for steals ROS?

    For anyone visiting Chicago, I recommend Ditka’s….great steaks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns…

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    It’s raining in SoCal?

    Come on!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: supposed to rain all day tomorrow too in SD. somebody’s at risk to get water on his $6,300 suit, C’MON!

  238. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Clippard, Haren or Archie Bradley for McGee? Other closers are Perkins and Rodney, 10 team H2H league

    Thanks!

  239. What to make of Tulo? Finally healthy and drama bomb in Colorado – whole team seems flat, discontent is contageous. Gonna demand a trade, now not gonna demand a trade – says he gotta play better and goes out & lazily K’s on 9 pitches in his 1st 2 ABs then grounds out.

    I dunno what to make of this mess. Rockies working on a 12-game losing streak and can’t even put up offensive numbers at home?

    What a mess.

  240. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    12 team H2H with OPS/net steals/K’s/BB’s/XBH extra categories.
    ramos
    swihart
    rizzo
    harrison
    son of donald
    russell
    CI sandoval
    MI lawrie
    LF upton
    CF marte
    RF soler
    OF dickerson
    Util fowler
    BN avisail/heyward
    drop anybody for either 1 BN bat being a MI, or drop Harrison for any of forsythe/spangenberg/owings/delino? heyward could be a drop here also i suppose.

  241. Al Dumars says:
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    I love me some Gray. But will the real gray please stand up? Writing style seemed different.

  242. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with Myers not playing and likely DL’ing i need to grab an OF somehow. Gomes starts again with Kelly Jo out. i could
    1. drop realmuto and grab gomes
    2. drop Peavy or Crawford, making DL room for Rendon, and just grab Gomes
    3. drop mini donkey (getting a lot of at bats lately) for gomes

  243. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    Is Yimi toast? He has singed my squad twice this week and I loved having his dominant ratios in my points format.

    Hold Garcia or grab McGee, Eraser, Boisinger or Giles.

    Other RP are Jansen, Ramos, Cecil. We start 3.

    • phil says:
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      @LOOGY & Messina: I had Anderson (streamed) and Yimi tonight. Plus I went to the game and got to watch a good first 5 innings. It’s hard to see his upside is better than having the ability to stream batters on Mondays and Thursdays. Dodgers have 3 nice games – Kershaw, Greinke and Bolsinger against Col coming up so I will probably wait until Monday to drop for a batter or trade.

  244. Blind Squirrel says:
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    H2H, redraft, 5×5 Yahoo standard cats.
    Please rank them ROS:
    Dexter Fowler–Currently a FA
    Melky Cabrera—I own
    J.D. Martinez—I own
    Carolos Correa (I know he isn’t up yet, but when he is, what do you think vs. these other guys)–Currently a FA
    Jake Marisnick–I own
    Lucas Duda—I own

    Thanks…

  245. Jef with 1 f says:
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    Dickerson and A.Russell or Arenado and alexi ramirez..dynasty…step right up and pick a side..any side

  246. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Grey, you OK? (No new post last night?)

    • Simply Fred

      Fred Barker says:
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      @Fred Barker: Ignore. See Sky is covering.

  247. Skeezix says:
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    Folks, I surprisingly had another owner sniffing around about Ryan Howard, who is sitting on my bench backing up Rizzo and Duda at 1B (deep league, extremely limited waivers). Given that I mercifully don’t need him in my lineup right now, is it a safe risk to try and offer Howard for Moreau? That same owner has no 1B backup, and Morneau left last night with dizziness. Is it a smart buy-low, or stupid given Morneau’s concussion history?

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