Evidently, Corey Kluber made some sort of promise to the city of Cleveland too, and not just to Kl-Uber Drew Carey home any time he sees him drunk-wandering in downtown Cleveland.  Yesterday, Kluber went 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA at 3.59.  So, I’m going to get completely unscientific, then scientific, then mix the two, Grey says sounding like Don Herbert. (If you knew who Don Herbert was, you are old and a nerd.)  Unscientifically, Kluber will have an ERA around 3.60 this year.  He’ll throw a gem, get the ERA down to 3.40, then throw a stinker and the ERA will rise.  It will go on like this all year, because that’s what he’s done so far.  Then he will figure out if he drops his arm angle a little, due to the earth being flat, it will add more spin and he’ll have an ERA under zero in September.  Again, that was unscientific.  Scientifically, his peripherals looks as good as any previous year.  His velocity is a notch off previous seasons, but his 9 K-rate, 1.9 BB/9 and 3.27 xFIP are excellent.  So, he should be better than he has been, and could end up with a 3.20 ERA with 250 Ks.  Now, to mix the two methods, Kluber will match his 3.27 xFIP, and on off days, picket Phil Collins’ house with Carl Everett, with a sign reading, “The Book of Genesis Doesn’t Have Liner Notes.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – Received another opinion on his shoulder and this time he heard it was tendinitis in his biceps.  It’s gonna start getting awkward for Brantley because soon he’s going to have seen every doctor in Cleveland and will need to start seeing another doctor in the same office, which is almost as awkward as running into an ex with your current girlfriend.  “Brantley, are you due back already for more tests.”  “Um…I….Uh…Was just stopping in to read the latest issue of Golf Digest.”

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .292.  This was his first homer since May 23rd and he’s hitting around .240 with three steals in June.  In other words– Actually, no, those words will work.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 4th straight game with a homer.  Three games ago, I said he hits homers in bunches and to grab him.  So far, I haven’t heard one person ask to pick him up.  Will someone please at least ask?  C’mon, as Carl Everett will tell you, Eve was created from part of Uribe!

Steve Pearce – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  That leaves the Rays with an outfield of Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings and Taylor Motter.  Or if you’re into reggae, Desmond, Decker and You Can Get Them If You Really Want.

Blake Snell – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  I wouldn’t say an easy matchup (in Cleveland), especially now that they shook off the Ernest Byner curse.  Poor guy, he just wanted to introduce the world to Super Dave Osbourne, the least annoying Osbourne by a mile.  *intern whispers in my ear*  Turns out that was John Byner.  Thanks, intern!  Freakin’ know it all!  What’s that?  Know-it-all is hyphenated?  Oh, get out of here!  So, Snell looked fairly meh.  Compared to Chris Archer?  He looks amazing!  But he goes to Baltimore next, and I don’t trust him fully.

Stephen Strasburg – Says he should be good to go for his next turn through the rotation.  Saying specifically, “I just don’t want to make the same mistake I made last year and have it become a long-term thing. I just want to nip it in the bud, and get ready for the next one.”  Strasburg is also the first non-80-year-old to use the phrase ‘nip it in the bud.’  Andy Griffith called and he wants his idiom back.

Jonathan Papelbon – Played catch yesterday.  This sounds like run-of-the-mill news, but it’s actually incredible.  From all we know about Papelbon, how did he find someone to play catch with him?

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer, and third homer in his last ten games.  Dot dot dot.  And I picked him up again.  I’ll likely only hold him for another game, then in his 2nd game after that he’ll homer again, but at least I’m aware of my problem.

Tanner Roark – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  He was winning the entire game.  The Dodgers barely got past first base through the sixth inning.  Then I went to eat a popsicle, and Grandal hit a 3-run homer off Roark.  Was I enjoying the popsicle too much, universe?  You had to punish me?  Why can’t I have two nice things simultaneously?

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5 and a slam (15) and legs (8), hitting .258.  Looks like he’s almost as good as Ian Desmond.  Kidding.  Desmond’s been much better.

Julio Urias – Will make one more start after today.  Is it me or are the Dodgers counting down Urias’ starts like they’re Ryan Seacrest on New Year’s Eve?  We get it, Urias will be limited.  We don’t need a daily update.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Sorry I was late for the meeting on the overdependence of meetings in the workplace, I was meeting with HR.”

Jacoby Ellsbury – Out with a stomach bug.  That’s the last time he signs a sponsorship deal with Volkswagen.

Ivan Nova – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.18.  PBS Nova is more fun to watch.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting over-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 9th and 10th homers.  His first homer, the leadoff homer down the line, looked like it went maybe 280 feet with a little extra help from wind and a short fence.  The fence was like the OJ jury helping Blackmon.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Bad day to work at a feather factory because here comes The Torenado!

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th steal, hitting .324.  For the first time since we started Razzball, Rudy and I completed a fantasy trade.  I’m not going to build it up too much, because it’s perhaps the most boring (boringest?) trade that has eve graced a transactions page.  I sent him Carlos Estevez for DJ LeMahieu.  I needed batting average and he needed saves.  For those keeping track at home, yes, this is the 2nd Rockies closer I’ve traded in the last two weeks.  Don’t even make me pick up Jason Motte.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.33.  Why did Gray look so beautiful yesterday?  I ask myself that every single day.  Likely because it was a favorable matchup, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and his next one is not.

Juan Nicasio – Sounds like he’ll be headed to the bullpen.  Pirates pitching coach, Ray Searage, said, “Nicasio is my Delino DeShields.”  Oh, shut up, Searage.

Starling Marte – Left yesterday’s game with foot discomfort.  Time for a prayer oval.

David Freese – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .295.  Nice, glad to see him doing well.  Where’s my vitriol from Hurdle batting Freese cleanup?  I don’t have any as long as Polanco is in the top of the order.  See, amenable.

Conor Gillaspie – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as the Giants exploded for 15 runs.  With Duffy on the DL, I Gillaspie a replacement for deep leagues.  Then, I Gillaspie Meg Ryan’s new face, and bawl uncontrollably.

Angel Pagan – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  That ball was a Pa-goner!  What?  No good?

Taijuan Walker – Diagnosed with foot tendinitis.  He could hit the DL still, but the M’s are going to see how he responds to rest and wearing the Curry Two’s.

James Paxton – 7 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 14 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  He isn’t some velocitease like Eovaldi who is a Speedy Gone-K-Less.  Paxton throws 98 MPH and I want to own him everywhere.

Fernando Rodney – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.34.  Finally, the child proof seal has been broken!

Derek Norris – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He has nine homers?!  Why on earth do I own Travis d’Ohno?!

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers.  Finally, Hitter-Tron is jubilant, and not just because that car flashed its headlights at him.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.83.  I actually started him in one league, which seems ill-conceived in hindsight.  Or simply like I was thinking with my hind.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .292.  You waiting until someone else picks him up before you try to pick him up?  That kinda defeats the purpose, or if you’re a Sea World employee, defeated porpoise.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer.  Ye-ouch, that was an ugly slump he’s emerging from — zero hits last week and now hitting .200.  If you can buy him low, I would, he’s not this bad.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  For the last four years, each preseason I would say some variation of Sale could win the Cy Young one of these years.  Winning 20+ games will go a long way towards that.

Adam Wainwright – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  He’s been solid recently, which is good so he doesn’t need to phone into dozens of morning sports shows.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Super psyched that I owned him in multiple leagues where I had no option but to hold him.  Like Han Solo, I was forced to do the right thing.

Colby Lewis – You think you’re jinxed?  Do you?  Well, guess what, hotshot, you’re not as jinxed as I am.  Colby Lewis, who hasn’t pitched less than five innings in any start this year, and most recently had 8 IP and 9 IP gems, was streamed by me yesterday.  So, naturally, he left the start with triceps cramps after giving up six runs in five innings.  I’m so jinxed, if I produced Beyonce’s next album it would be her worst album of her career and not sell.  Okay, maybe not best example since I’ve never produced music before and I’ve been told I’m tone deaf.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .345.  Ah, I see why people were asking to drop him yesterday.  He’s not hitting over .400.  Shame on him!

Raisel Iglesias – 2 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL and will move into a middle relief role.  There’s talk of him becoming the closer.  The talk goes like this:  Random person who owns Raisel in fantasy, “I hope he becomes the closer.”  Random person in fantasy overhearing, “Hmm, yeah, Raisel could be the closer.”  Third person overhearing, “Raisel’s gonna be the closer!”  Yeah, Raisel is closing in a game of telephone.

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  I’d continue to use him as a streamer for now, and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, so like 7 Up’s horse says, giddy up!

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .282.  Bruce was doing nearly this well last year in the 1st half and then went on to have a historically terrible 2nd half.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same this year.   Don’t just sit there, sell!

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .284.  He’s gonna be one of those guys that we look at at (stutterer!) the end of the year and wonder why we didn’t own him, and, even knowing that, you can’t bring yourself to pick him up.  See, I can read your mind.  Though, I’m having a hard time figuring out why you still own all of those Big Johnson t-shirts.

Aaron Nola – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.11.  Which, ya know, sucks.  No doubt, Gwen Stefani.  But — and it’s a J. Lo-sized but — Nola’s peripherals are beautiful, and I would try to hold onto him.  I know, easier said than done.  Actually, not true.  Just don’t drop him.  Frank Voila!

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  He’s on pace for 25 homers.  Seriously, your waiver wire options are that good that a 25-homer 3rd baseman with upside is droppable?  C’mon.

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That’s eight homers in 31 games.  The Sloppy Prorater says, “That’s a 40-homer hitter.”

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  His last name from French roughly translates to “Bore the crap out of youse.”

Kurt Suzuki – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Also in this game, Cameron Rupp hit his 2nd homer.  In related news that only pertains to me, I own Travis d’Ohno!

Albert Pujols – Sat out yesterday with an ankle issue.  He said, “That’s what happens when you get old.”  That and what the hell is a Snapchat?!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Cron was filling in for Pujols.  Weird, usually Cron’s pours out of Pujols.

Hector Santiago – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.99 vs. Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  Both of their pitching can be described as, “Where in the world are Collin/Santiago’s decent pitches?”

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and third homer in the past five games.  That’s not the strike zone, that’s the demarcation zone and Correa says stay out!

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  I don’t believe in drafting aces, but can I draft Jo-Fer right now for 2017?

Jace Peterson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff.  With Mallex sidelined for a while, Peterson could get a chance to shine at the top of the Braves’ lineup.  Okay, maybe not shine as much as a dull finish with a few scratches like your Impala.

Jose Bautista – Diagnosed with turf toe.  He’ll be in a boot for two weeks and will be on the lookout for Trump trying to build a golf course on his toe.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  JB and I went over Estrada on yesterday’s podcast.  If we’re right, yesterday’s game was the beginning of the end.

Peter O’Brien – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  You ever have this happen to you with a player?  I want O’Brien so bad in my leagues, I’ve looked to see if I could pick him up once a day for the last week and every time I see that he’s already owned.  Must be a combination of being an only child and stupid.  A deadly combination!

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He has three homers in the past four games.  Will Yasmany hit yes many?  Seems improbable, I’m probable to pick him up still.

Patrick Corbin – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks in Toronto.  Sonavabench!  What an effin’ schmohawk this guy is.  I start him everywhere up until last night and collect his stupid, godforsaken near-5 ERA and then he has a Quality Start in Toronto.  I hate you, Patrick Corbin.

Devon Travis – 1-for-4 as he was moved up to the two hole.  About time.  Took longer for him to reach the two hole than an 85-year-old with an under active thyroid who’s out of prunes.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .284.  I honestly thought Yoenis was going to be a huge bust.  Not like Billy Butler or Matt Adams or Morganna, but like every Mets’ free agent signing of the last 35 years.  Hasn’t been the case.

Bartolo Colon – Left after taking a line drive off his wrist.  Frequent commenter, ashtray, posed a question yesterday, and I decided to poll the masses.  As you can see, the polling is very close.

    • Steve says:
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      @Ben: piggyback question, if you hold Revere would you cut bait for an everyday player with speed now that Dusty’s sitting him against lefties?

    • DonnieB says:
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      Span,Uribe based on needs

    • Grey

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      @Ben: Ha! Nice photo…. Agree with Donnie B

  1. Ross Watson says:
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    Let’s now all form a collective prayer oval around my entire starting OF of Dexter Fowler, Jose Batista, JD Martinez and the newest member of the boo boo club Starling Marte

  2. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Would you rather own Paxton or Ed Rod? Thanks

    • DickeyT says:
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      @Kiss The Mad Bum: Followed the game yesterday and Paxton had runners on every inning but kept getting the dp. Then looked to run out of gas in the 7th and made it through with a low pitch count for the game until the curse of grady little let him go back out for the 8th. And his 7ip 2er 8h 2bb 2dp became 7 2/3 4er 11h 3bb. Even in 7th he had first 2 outs before trouble. Grey please tell me im right and not really trying to convince myself here

      • Cram It says:
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        @DickeyT: What are you trying to convince yourself of? It was a tough matchup that should’ve been avoided. Go forward with him faithfully.

        • DickeyT says:
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          @Cram It: he was better than the stat line showed of the hits allowed and er

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @DickeyT: I told everybody to bench Pax yesterday..

      • Raindoggg says:
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        @DickeyT: Random fact…..he was still throwing 98 right until he was yanked……

    • DonnieB says:
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      Pax

  3. hondo says:
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    Actually it wasn’t Andy Griffith that said that,it was Barney Fife.Get off my lawn.

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Hello Greg! I mean Grey! Sorry about that. Fantastic recap, sir.

    Ok, remember last time you said we’ll see about Nola’s next start? Well, we saw it. I could hold, but I’m also stashing Glasnow now (hey!) and Walker who is missing this week’s start. Ugh. So I’m kind of short-staffed.

    Would you ride it out with Nola or grab Liriano, Matt Moore, DeSclafani, or Reed (Cincy rookie–I think that’s his name)? Nola will probably get claimed if I drop him if that impacts your decision.

    (10 is a lot of Altuve-sized Bartolos. You could only fend them off for so long. I’d go for one Bartolo-sized Altuve and hope I get lucky. Great question!!)

    Thanks Grey!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Id hold Nola

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks for responding, JeF! I’m just hoping Nola can figure it out.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @JakeTPE: Nola will be fine. Read Crams, “I have a dream speech below..

    • Grey

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      @JakeTPE: Ha, thanks! I’d hold

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Yeah that seems to be the consensus.

        • Grey

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          No problem

  5. OgreYouAsshole says:
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    I traded:

    Bruce and Beltre

    For

    Arenado

    I did well, correct?

    And would you roster Dee Gordon at this point?

    • knucks says:
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      @OgreYouAsshole: Time to take shelter. The Torenado is coming to town. Well done bud.

      Also, I guess you can add Dee if its necessary. But you’ll have to hold for another month. I just checked, the date is July 29th.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @knucks: Nice sleuthing, thanks. I’m looking forward to around July 20th when I’ll get to ask Grey: Schoop or Gordon (on his NL Tout Wars team!)

    • Grey

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      @OgreYouAsshole: Solid trade…I am rostering Gordon in one league, depends on depth

      • OgreYouAsshole says:
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        @Grey: I am like 1 game out of first and around 15 games in front of 6th and my team is stacked and nobody is injured “knocks on wood” Lol.

        Thanks!!

        Bruce is valuable this season, but Arenado is a beast and my team is solid.

        • Grey

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          No problem

  6. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Morning, Greg?

    I have an opening at MI..What do you think about adding One Juribe?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Regardless of the 4 homers in the last four games i think you would have to be pretty desperate to have Uribe as your MI.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I think Malicious was being sarcastic based off what grey said above.

        I hope he’s being sarcastic

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Bye Felica: Good call, YES I was being SARCASTIC!!

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: @Bye Felica: Go to the podcast board from yesterday and see where dude calls Grey, Greg..HILARIOUS!!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: LOL JeF, LOL

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Really great intel! Thanks a million. What Don Juan is to lovemaking you are to fantasy baseball.

    On my way to the capital, so…

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 22)

    Horatio: Frank, I see light under the car.
    tripp:I think there’s a tunnel down there.
    Horatio: Nobody digs tunnels in Miami. The water table’s too high.
    tripp:If they did, where the hell is it headed?
    Horatio: There’s only one way to find out.
    tripp: Cash on the ground. Bank across the street.
    Horatio: Looks like our driver stumbled onto a bank robbery, frank.
    Trapped bank robbers: We’re over here.
    tripp: Cave-in blocked any escape route. Robbers must have climbed out through the hole in the street.
    Horatio: Not everyone, frank.
    tripp: I can’t think of why she’d be in this tunnel unless she was in on the robbery.
    Horatio: Maybe they left her behind. You go,frank.
    Horatio: Take a look at this.
    tripp: Tunnel must have collapsed during the bank robbery.
    Horatio: (cue the queue of sunglasses) Like divine intervention

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC: ANTE! cheers brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Say hello to the president of Chad for me, Chad

    • Shark says:
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      @Ante GALIC: *Insert Deity here* does divine intervention, Grey does “divining intervention”…(cue the stroke of Mustache?)

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    Great read!

    Below is my roster:
    C: Gattis
    1B/3B: M. Reynolds, Manny, E. Nunez
    2B/SS: LeMahieu, Cozart, C. Seager
    OF: Trout, Harper, J-Upton, M. Saunders, Cespedes, O. Herrera
    P: deGrom, S. Wright, C. Hamels, Taillon, Fulmer, C.Reed, A Conley(Streamer for today), Betances, S. Camilla, S. Dyson. (R. HIll and Darvish on the DL)

    What players do you think I should offer for Kershaw? His owner is looking for OF help. I’m uneasy parting ways with Trout/Harper/Manny, given what I paid to get them. I think I could piece an offer together.

    I was thinking J-Up/Saunders/Wright/Hill?

    I could pick up Merrified and Profar to make up for lost bats and stream until Darvish (hopefully) comes back. I hate to blow up my offense now that it’s rolling.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: He is not gonna accept a piece meal offer, he will want one of your big 3. Personally I would hold.. Not sure you really need Clayton..

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Ya gotta give something to get something.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Forget Kershaw and get cheaper pitching

    • Grey

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      @Mike: Agree with F

  9. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    I need pitching and have been offered choice of Salazar, Samarijda or Zimmermann for. Piscotty. I’m in second place in a 15 team 5×5 league. I know you love Salazar but I’m leaning towards the Shark. A good pitcher should put me in a great place for the ROS. That great place is not Cleveland. What you say?
    I already have J-Fer , J Ross and Grienke along with schmohawks Kennedy and Rodon. The new guy will replace Kennedy. My hitting is outstanding thanks to you..as is my mustache ….C Davis, Yellich, Blackmon,and many others.
    Thanks

  10. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Thanks for introducing me to Carl Everett’s wikipedia page! As an archaeologist, albeit one focused on the much more recent future, I can appreciate this tidbit of wisdom:
    Carl Everett: “The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can’t say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Somebody actually saw Adam and Eve eating apples. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus rex.”

    • Grey

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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Everett is the player that keeps on giving…I’d love to get him on the podcast

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on starting:

    Fulmer @ home v the Mariners, SON says -7.2
    Bauer @ home v the Rays, SON says -0.1

    I don’t need to start either, but would like to know what you think..

    cheers

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: I’m starting Bauer due to his last 30 IP being pretty dominant (some easy competition). In that time, a 2.5 ERA and a WHIP around 1.1. Not quite a SO per IP, but close and the Rays are striking out at a 9.33 times per game clip, which is the 3rd most in the bigs so far. I’d try it! I live in Detroit, and Fulmer may be the first prospect we called up midseason that has been successful! Due to emotions being involved with that player, I’ll remove my answer due to bias.

  12. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Good morning, Grey. Thanks for writing the recap.

    Would you drop Pujols in a standard league for Moss, Baez, Schoop, or Pederson? Thank you, sir.

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Thanks for the input. It should also be stated that Pujols and his potential replacements would occupy a UTIL spot or serve as a bench bat, depending on matchups.

  13. Keith says:
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    rank best available 2B/SS to pick up due to a 2 for 1 trade I made.

    D Espinosa
    D Gregorius
    J Peterson

    • Cram It says:
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      @Keith: Jace Peterson? LOLZ

    • DonnieB says:
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      Espinosa but Didi hot now too.

  14. griff says:
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    In a dynasty format, which pitcher do you like better: Nola or Daniel Norris?

    • griff says:
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      @griff: actually, to add to that…do you like Norris over Nola, Fulmer, or Cody Reed in dynasty?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @griff: No

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @griff: Nola

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @griff: Nola…and not right now but Norris has a ton of K potential.

  15. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Grey….10tm 8×8 k/9 keeper league.
    I have a 2012 all-star team with Cano Longoria Tulo Holliday and Adam Jones.
    But my SP is kinda beautiful with Syndeggard Salazar Taillon Dervish Duffy Snell and Walker.
    Anyway….give up Syndegard/Jones/Longoria for Goldschmidt?
    I’m currently in last playoff spot.

    Thnks

  16. Bryan says:
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    Grey, was sent a crazy offer of Correa, Polanco, and my choice of Price or Salazar for Harper and 2 guys I’d ultimately drop. This buy already has Trout and wants to pair him with Harper in a keep forever league. Do I let this happen?

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Bryan: I may be in the minority, but I might just accept that. Never really had the privilege of owning Harper in a keep forever dynasty though. I love all of those players you’d be getting, and I’d take Salazar in that format. See if you can get all 4 in you add in a middle round pick! The guy seems serious!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bryan: I would take Correa, Polanco and Salazar for Harper…that’s a nice haul.

      • Bryan says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: does the fact i have Seager already with Bregman waiting in the wings change anything at all?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Bryan: Nope…it would give you options to Trade one or two to fill other holes…Bregman may play 3rd anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan: Agree with F

  17. William Hung says:
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    Anyone see how Rodney gave up his first ER? It was bull – Pedro Alvarez hits a weak chopper towards first and it hits off the top of 1st base and goes under Myers’ glove. If he fields that cleanly, Rodney gets out of it. I was surprised it was ruled a hit cause it totally looked like an error to me.

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: If the ball hit the bag, extremely unlikely it would be ruled an error.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @William Hung: Yes, definitely a hit due to base coming into play.

  18. Boston Mike says:
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    Trying to make a push up the standings for a playoff spot. Have Pence and JD Martinez on the DL. Was offered Villar straight up for JD. Thoughts? I have Castro at SS currently. Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Boston Mike: Do not trade JD for Villar, you can do better..

  19. Cram It says:
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    RE: Franco, Schoop, Frazier, Correa…my dream someday is that people understand how baseball works. That damn near every player goes a couple, few weeks in a row of crap production. That every player at some point will be “Killing my team!”. That no player is so consistent that he ends every week with exactly one HR, 4 RBI and a .280 batting avg. That not every player gets to their season totals the same way. This is my dream.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It: Cram has a dream!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Cram It: Amen!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Cram It: I’m guessing that most people who visit this site started their FBB careers during the PED era. The foundation was set and it’s hard to change those expectations. Couple that with the popularity of FFB and its short season, societal emphasis on instant gratification, short attention spans and overall negative outlook and there you have it.

      The people on this site are quite refreshing compared to my friends and league mates, though.

      No matter how many times you explain “The baseball season is L O N G……..” they never get it.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: P.S. It makes winning much more easy so…..it ain’t so bad.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: winner, winner!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: I don’t know the age/experience level of the frequent question askers. But maybe you’re right. Could be a lot of youngins out there who don’t have perspective, can’t do research or handle adversity or see the big picture. I wonder what classrooms are like these days. Do you have to read anything or all lessons explained with cat videos?

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Cram It: Thanks Cram. In addition to what you, Chicken Dinner, and others have said, I play in a head-to-head league, so those bad starts like Nola’s tend to get magnified.

          I think we stress/obsess about our own teams but when we comment on other questions we can do so more rationally. The trick — your dream if I may — is for people to have a similar rational approach to their own teams? That’s pretty tough because we’re so invested, but you can also say that’s why these comments are so helpful, therapeutic even.

          • Cram It says:
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            @JakeTPE: I get that you can go down a black hole with obsessing over your team. It’s a long season. I feel like people want to, and even really think, they can jump from first to last in one day. It’s funny, you can almost feel how insane a person is going by how they pose their question.

            RE: Nola and the like. He’s a good pitcher. He was good in the minors, he was good last year, and he was great up until the last few starts. Toronto and Wash were tough matchups obviously. So maybe he’s getting a little rattled. You don’t expect 7 ER in that spot, but he wasn’t a must start either. I held him out in one league. I’m a fan of loving and regretting my own decisions.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Cram It: *last to first.

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Cram It: pretty high % of late high schoolers can’t read a clock in public schools. i see it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: If a player had 1 HR, 4 RBI and .280, people would be saying “He’s been okay, but Robbie Grossman is hot.”

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. True, true. Trout or Grossman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ROS? Still go Trout, but close

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’ll give him one more week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, fine!

  20. RePete says:
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    Daniel Norris is getting called up to start at home against the Mariners tomorrow. Worth a stream in a deep 14-Team H2H League? I seem to remember that you liked him going into the season; what do you expect from him going forward.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: hes worth it in a deep league but very risky…hasn’t been good in the minors till his last start.

  21. Alex says:
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    STILL trying to sell Bruce… Here are some packages I’m thinking about:

    1. Give Bruce, Merrifield, Smyly – Get Kluber
    2. Give Bruce, Merrifield, Smyly – Get Cole, Tim Anderson
    3. Same – Get Hamels
    4. Same – Get Salazar

    – In this package, I’m hoping I’m selling high on Merrifield. I have D. Travis and Profar as well. Should either of those guys be who I’m selling?

    Thanks for your help with this!

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: Here’s my roster for context:

      C. Grandal
      1B. Myers
      2b. Altuve
      3b. Arenado
      SS. Peralta
      OF. Bruce
      OF. Merrifield
      OF. Piscotty
      OF. Choo
      UTIL: Franco
      UTIL: Profar
      Bench: Fowler
      Bench: Conforto
      Bench: Travis

      Carrasco, J. Fernandez, Britton, Taillon, Duffy, Urias, Kelley, Smyly, Taijuan
      DL, Papelbon, Ryu

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Alex: Agree with others, Ryu is not worth stashing… I’d take the SPs in any of those trades, but they’re basically chump dumps

        • Alex says:
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          @Grey:

          Just got Salazar for Bruce and Smyly. Woo!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice!

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Alex: Just my thoughts…not knowing format, league size, etc, I’d drop Ryu and put Fowler on the DL. It appears your lg does not have a MI spot, so I’d drop Profar or Travis. Too many middle infielders IMO. If you make any of the above trades, who is your 4th OF? Who are the options on waivers? League format (ie dynasty, keeper, redraft) is helpful here, but I’m especially fond of adding a guy like salazar or cole (although if it’s a redraft, Cole scares me due to no timetable to return). I’d be concerned as to who youre rolling out in the OF before I say yes or no.

      • Alex says:
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        @Jason E.:

        14 team, ROTO, and I’m bombing in pitching categories, which is why I’m intrigued with Ryu.

        I’d roll with Conforto until Fowler came back, but if I kept Merrifield, he’s OF eligible. I know I have too many middle infielders, so I’m trying to throw one of them into the deal.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Alex: forget Ryu

          Salazar/Hamels is fine.

  22. Roger Podacter says:
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    Awesome as always Grey!

    Who do you like ROS – Cozart or Castro?

  23. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H points weekly league…

    What to do with R. Iglesias? Is he worth keeping in my bench ? I’d have to drop one of Santiago, Snell, E. Rod, Guerra or Rodon… what do you think?

    Thanks again,

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: He can be dropped…then again so could Santiago and E. Rod

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks JeF, is C. Reed worth adding over one of those guys above mentioned… what about Norris? In this league SP are hard to find even in waivers…

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @RicoSuave: Take Reed over either one of those guys, I guess over E.Rod since hes in the AL east and Santiago has more K potential

  24. Five-On-One says:
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    My SP is awful. Please advise on best options for coming week. Sale and Hendricks are in. Need five more:

    2-start Fulmer vSEA (-$5.4) and vMIA ($3.3)
    Nola @SF (-$1.5) (3 awful starts in a row. I need to bench him)
    Karns vSTL ($3.8)
    Odorizzi @BAL (-$4.7) (At Baltimore could be ugly)
    Rodon vTOR (-$9.9)
    Walker vSTL ($6.4) (but might not start)
    2-start Gant vNYM (-$2.4) and vCLE ($3.9)
    Chen vCUBS ($4.1)
    Milone vPHI ($3.2)
    Norris vSEA (-$7.2) (been very meh in minors, but maybe?)

    Ugh! What say you all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: You’re right, they’re not good…Karns, Rodon, Milone, Norris, Chen

  25. Rusty says:
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    I’ve been offered Mazara for Joe Ross or Nola, would you accept and if so which pitcher to give away? Thank you!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rusty: Take it…id give Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rusty: Agree with F

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Wanted your a take on this trade; Cano / Carlos Martinez for Odor/Greinke. It’s a h2h point league. let me know which side is better ROS. thanks

  27. Another Dan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for continuing to keep me entertained at work.

    Have taken over an abandoned Roto 5 x 5 team. Have a glut of bats especially at 2b/3b/ss. Rank for me please irrespective of position Valencia , Schoop, Prado, Peralta, N Walker.

    Again, many thanks,

    Dan

  28. knucks says:
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    Not Motte, Ottavino is the sneaky grab in COL!

    Great write-up today Grey

  29. JB says:
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    Grey – I could use help at SS, preferably a guy who could help me with AVG, Rs and SBs (that’s not asking too much, right?). With the buzz that the Mets may be interested in signing Reyes, would you pick him up now and hope to catch lightning in a bottle, or pass and grab a guy who is actually playing? Available options are K. Marte, A. Diaz, B. Miller, D. Santana and M. Gonzalez (it’s a shallow league with a 35 transaction cap, so there are always decent options available at every position).

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JB: I wouldn’t touch Reyes…I could see the Mets calling up Dilson Herrera before signing Reyes…Id go with Ketel.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        I hope the Mets sign the Cuban

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JoeG414: You and me both

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, looks like the next Alex Guerrero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Marte and Diaz would better than Reyes, even if Reyes signed somewhere

  30. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Who’s the best overall bench bat going forward in roto: Valencia, Saunders, Schoop, Lamb or Cozart?
    Thanks!

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Haha! Awesome, thanks ewe two!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. Ben J. says:
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    Ian Desmond or Jung Ho Kang rest of the season? (Am I crazy thinking its Desmond and not even very close??)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Ben J.: crazy indeed Desmond is top 10 (that’s top 10 overall) on yahoo.

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In my redraft 11 teamer, I’m about to go on a streaming run (to catch up on innings) but in the meantime am trying to save my nice waiver priority at the moment for one last top prospect coming up. Who do you like between Reed and Breggman for the biggest impact (ideally in avg as well as counting stats) this year? Seems like they will both be up pretty soon (with Reed in a slight lead).

    Also, does Josh Bell fall into the same category of high upside bats? For some reason, he (but not Reed or Bregg) is already listed on Yahoo…

    • Another Dan says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:

      I’ve got Reed and Bregman (only one g?) listed on Yahoo.
      I’ve got them stashed in leagues where I have 5 NA spots.

      Dan

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Another Dan: i play on yahoo and can’t stash NA players. How do you do it?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Reed is the guy to grab…They are in the yahoo player pool, have been there all year

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: interesting – maybe it’s my league format? many minor league guys, like in the past, Nomar, Urias, Berrios, etc. don’t appear on searches until their first MLB game. Very strange.

  33. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Franco or Val?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryanoger: Franco

  34. Jonathan A says:
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    12 team keeper league…..

    Got offered Stroman for Samarjai? thoughts?

  35. Jose says:
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    Since I’m winning my keeper league, I’d been carrying Buxton as a bench player since he was recalled from AAA hoping for a miracle. Decided to drop him yesterday so I could play someone for Russell who’s been struggling. Well, did I ever make the wrong choice. I was between Cozart and Lamb. Went with Lamb who went 0-4 with 4 Ks (-8 points) and of course we know what Cozart did and even Russell went 3/4 yesterday (sonavabench). I’m not saying I’m Colby Lewis jinxed, but come on! Even Buxton had an RBI and a SB…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jose: Lamb is the right guy to own

      • Jose says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Agreed. Just my luck I’d pick him up for a Golden Sombrero…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Agree with F

  36. Teddy Heater says:
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    I added Uribe on Monday across the board, so thank you! Trading away Polanco and Freeman for Kluber, Familia and LeMahieu was really hurting until Kluber threw that gem. DJ has been solid too and thankfully Lamb has eased the Freeman resurgence.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: 1. So the Greg reference was really funny in a couple ways. Was he just trying to be funny? BTW the podcast would be pretty boring without all the antics. I’ve been calling one of my good friends Greg for the last 12 years, to the point that I had multiple people at the his wedding give gifts to Mr and Mrs. Louganis. It’s a nice way of calling each other gay in reference to Greg Louganis. Truss’s Jed the Cat had me laughing for a while! Effin Classic!!!

        2. My team’s bung hole is sore from being Colbied! Another funny story, I used to play basketball with a crazy sadistic kid back in high school. When guys jumped up for rebounds he’d sting him right in the bung hole, shocker style. It was so terrible, but it was so effin funny at the same time. If I recall correctly, I think he was related to Doug Fister.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Just Greg being Greg 2. HA

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: 1. Effin Greg! I heart Greg. New shirt idea!
            2. Kelly got me a cool T-shirt for fathers day. It’s a mean mug pug shirt. She’s an instagram star, cutest Pug next to Odie and Kelly got them to agree to meet up with me so I can take a pic with her. I jokingly told Kelly I only wanted it if Mean Mug would deliver it! Score one for the wife, she’s a smooth negotiator.

  37. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    I’ve been holding Heyward all season in my bench but I need to stream some pitchers from the waiver wire. Is there any evidence or hope that he’ll get better or can I just drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harper’sBetterThanTrout: I’d guess you could trade Heyward for an SP that’s at least slightly better than a streamer

  38. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Looks like Trayce may move to art time with Puig back. Drop him for Choo?

  39. peacecoast says:
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    grey-san,

    fist in hitting, 3rd last in pitching
    12T roto

    was offered franco and J zim for my Belt

    • knucks says:
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      @peacecoast: Will Franco slide in to PT on your team? Who plays in Belts spot?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @knucks: franco would replace belt as CI

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @peacecoast: Take it if it works within your roster

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: dunno guys, Zimm’s low K rate and recent starts are not that encouraging. then again franco is not a bad guy to toss in, is that what tips the balance? cuz I really do not need hitting I need W,ERA,WHIP

        • Grey

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          It’s a fair trade, if it doesn’t work for you, don’t take it… Franco a bit less than Belt, Zimm adds SP depth making Franco side slightly better

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: thanks again G!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  40. Jonathan A says:
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    Joe Ross or Shoemaker — 14 team keeper looking for better pitcher NEXT year and beyond.

  41. Pat says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Wainwright got dropped last night. ROS Roark, Duffy, Wacha, Wainwright, Pax

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pat: Duffy, Roark, Pax for me…I wouldn’t touch Waino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Agree with F

  42. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Estrada now has 11 straight starts of 6+ IP and less than 5 hits…unfathomable, especially in the AL East.

  43. bebop says:
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    grey!

    i’m near the top of my league and things are lookin good but i’m tired of waiting on Turner. would you drop him for R. Davis?

    thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @bebop: If steals can help you, definitely. Kinda odd he’s not owned already.

    • knucks says:
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      @bebop: Yea grab the king! Who knows when Turner actually comes. Get some production now.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bebop: If your in first and have held Turner this long i’d keep him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bebop: Agree with others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bebop: Others that say grab Davis, that is

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Not nice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  44. The Great Knoche says:
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    Non-Catcher, catcher advice. Where’s Cram?

    Joseph or Gattis ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I’m here! Is Gattis catcher eligible? I don’t own him anywhere.

      Gattis for me regardless. He’s gonna give what you expect of him. 25+ HR’s and .240ish average.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Sure is. That’s who I have so I’ll hold.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Catcher is extra sucky this year. I’d be more than happy to set it and forget it with Gattis.

  45. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey. 12 team, H2H, 6×6 – ROS would you go with JUp, Lamb or Gardner? Thanks Man

  46. Jonathan A says:
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    should I start Shoemaker @ HOU AND/OR Quintana @ BOS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jonathan A: Shoe only

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jonathan A: Im starting both

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jonathan A: agree with Cram

  47. ashtray says:
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    Pick up Alex Gordon and drop Mazara or Maybin?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ashtray: I’d hold..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ashtray: Hold for me

  48. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    I was planning on starting Ross and benching Liriano today. SON has that flipped:

    Joe Ross @LAD (-$3.8)
    Liriano v. SF ($18.1)

    What do you think?

  49. William Hung says:
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    any word on Starling Marte’s injury yet?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: That’s why I never wavered on trying to deal my excess OF – still rocking a solid Betts, Polanco, and Blackmon out there.

        Lamb is holding down my UTIL spot, but word on the street is that Chronicles of Reddick is ready to come back soon… so when he does return, Reddick over Lamb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lamb

  50. Scott says:
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    Start/Sit these borderline SON plays?
    McCullers vs. Shoemaker at Home
    Joe Ross vs. Urias at Dodgers
    Jon Gray vs. Sabathia at Yankees
    Trevor Bauer vs. Archer at Home

    • Grey

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      @Scott: I’d start all 4

  51. Ace of Spades says:
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    I am one of them R Iglesias owners who held on and now wonder if he will be getting saves at sometime because, lets face it, he is now their best bullpen arm…Should I hold him with this in mind, or should I dump him and instead grab a Schmotato like Jace Peterson…
    Also, in a somewhat related question ( but not totally ) would you grab Peterson ROS and drop either Dietrich or Brett lawrie ??? and if you would, which of the two would you drop???
    Thanks in advance for your response, for your daily blogs ( best in the business ) and your hilarious podcasts…

  52. Clay says:
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    Grey, in [email protected]’s latest Top 100 hitters, Posey was ranked 64 and Lucroy 70. Would you agree with the degree of difference, or do you think the difference should be greater ROS?

    Thanks in advance as always.

    • Grey

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      @Clay: Sounds about right

  53. Brett says:
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    My staff j fer cueto Salazar joe Ross Matz Nola taillon Urias.

    6×6 holds and ops extra categories league 2 question

    1. Would you trade Nola and cedeno (tb) for Andrew Miller?

    2 have Addison Russell and profar at utility and 2b. Posey is catcher. Would you cut Russell for Devon Travis or contreras. Pick ups are $5 keepers next year. We keep 5

    • Grey

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      @Brett: 1. Sure 2. Contreras

  54. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Saw this and nearly had a heart attack..Colon, 43, has a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 81 innings this season for New York.

    FORTY THREE, is that dudes real age or his weight in stones!!!! LOL

    • William Hung says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: stones? don’t you mean boulders?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @William Hung: LOL, well here on the other side of the pond, weight is measured in stones, not pounds…

  55. Wywyz says:
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    I have one open roster spot, 12 team h2h. Add Kendrys Morales, Tim Anderson or Tommy Hunter? I need legs but SAGNOF and Morales is getting hot…

    If I drop AJ Reed I could add two.

    • knucks says:
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      @Wywyz: The Tommy Hunter part threw me off… Had to go check on why that was an idea. Cody Allen has been fine, jobs not in jeopardy. Anyways, agree with Grey on Anderson.

      But as far as Kendrys vs. Reed, that’s up to you. Astro’s have been saying lately that he’ll come up when he’s ready. I dropped Reed two weeks ago. If you add Morales and he stays hot, he’ll be giving you something similar to what your waiting for on Reed (maybe little less Power I guess). If he doesn’t, grab another ‘tato when its time to move on from Morales. Anyways best of luck.

  56. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Shin-Soo Choo or Max Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  57. jdub01984 says:
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    10 Team Yahoo H2H – Categories are H R HR TB RBI S AVG

    Which catcher for the rest of the season – Wilson Ramos or Travis d’Arnaud? I’ve been holding Travis d’Arnaud on the DL all this time cause I had an extra DL spot, but now need to drop one of the 2 so I can make some other waiver moves.

  58. OJ Simpson says:
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    Im in a league with W, K, K/9, era, whip, svs, cg, so.

    Im losing k/9 badly.
    My sps are carrasco, rodon, shark, tanaka, lester, maeda.
    Would you trade tanaka for either of andrew miller or betances?

  59. JoeG414 says:
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    That damn rain in Baltimore scared me away from Alvarez yesterday . UGH
    I had “Agida” since last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  60. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’ll blame my Colby stream on you….but did you also stream Kennedy like me?

    Streaming Conley a few places today. He’s about to get blowed up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t stream Kennedy, but I would’ve! I might have to grab Conley just to insure tragedy

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Do it! Also have a Liriano stream going in a RCL. When Disaster Strikes…..Rhymes galore, rhymes galore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go on my first cruise ever on the Titanic

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Took a scenic drive to Mount St. Helens in 1980.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear Chernobyl is a beautiful vacation destination

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: You didn’t stream Conley, did you?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Cram It: Oh so you’re the reason Conley did so well? I’ll take it.

  61. Robert says:
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    Stanton sits again? Mattingly is the worst!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Robert: how can you bench a $300 million dollar player every other game and still have a job? Nucking Futz!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  62. Hugman says:
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    Don’t get too excited. Franco only hit that homer cuz I dropped him. A 25 homer guy (still skeptical he hits that mark) isn’t as good as he sounds when his OPS is still under 700 somehow and he hits all his homers coming off huge slumps and is, thus, on your bench.
    Yes, I’m justifying. And yes, I do believe my own crap.

  63. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Whats going on guys, appreciate the recap Grey. Got a couple of questions if you’d be so kind…

    My league info is as follows: ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Choo
    UTIL OF L.Martin
    Bench SS/3B Suarez
    DL Sano

    SP Salazar
    SP Shoemaker
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Pomeranz
    Bench SP Nola
    Bench SP Paxton
    Bench SP J.Gray
    Bench RP Estevez
    DL RP McGee
    1) Would you hold Suarez or drop for a stash of Trea Turner or pick up Tim Anderson(his inability to draw a walk concerns me a little ROS)
    2) Would you hold Leonys or drop for Maybin or Upton Jr

      • My Thread Count Is High says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate ya Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Punch out says:
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    Can you rank the following:

    Joseph, Chirinos, Castillo

    Anderson, Semien, Gregoriuos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington…Anderson

  65. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Where did we end up with the glossary term for a pitcher who racks up so many strikeouts he can’t go very deep into the game? I think I made the short list with K-Put but don’t see anything in the glossary yet.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @MattTruss: Urias haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TK’dO and I like K-put, might put both in, I was still deciding than the weekend happened

  66. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5,

    Do I drop anyone for DeSclafani? Maybe Phelps?

    sp-strasburg, matz, nola, hammel, samardija, fister, pomeranz, velasquez
    rp-cishek, robertson, vizcaino, phelps?
    dl-ross, hill
    n/a-glasnow

    • Fever Dog says:
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      @Fever Dog: Or maybe not Phelps…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phelps

  67. Grey is a better choice for President than Trump or Hillary says:
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    growing tired of liriano’s shenanigans.

    which 3 out of this list of guys (some are on my team some are on the waivers) would you want to have for remainder of the season

    Liriano
    Kennedy
    Odorizzi
    Smyly
    Pomeranz
    Happ
    Davies
    Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom, Smyly, Kennedy

  68. jdub01984 says:
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    10 Team Yahoo H2H Keeper – Categories are H R HR TB RBI S AVG

    Need to pick 2 of the 4 for the rest of the year: Profar, Trea Turner, Schoop, Gregorious.

    I get two keeper spots each year, and probably wouldn’t use 1 on these players unless they blow up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar, Schoop

  69. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    16 team league with K’s, OPS, hits,
    1. drop suarez for marwin? (he’s a backup 3B/MI in this league, have all of carpenter, t.anderson, bogey ahead of him for starting slots)

    or
    2. drop suarez and moreland for semien and pedro? (i’d have the backup 3B and MI that way too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Sure

  70. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Aledmys Diaz has been yawnstipating for over a month now and he’s facing Arrietta today…

    A) J. Baez
    B) S. Castro
    C)
    D) M. Prado
    E) W. Merrifield
    F) Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  71. me and myself says:
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    Grey, I have a trade question if you don’t mind. It’s a h2h dynasty points league. I got offered Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa, and a low tier prospect for my Marcus Semien and Joc Pederson. Do you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond side

  72. Negatto says:
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    Looking to trade Belt or Duvall for some pitching help.

    What range of SP should one these guys fetch?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco?

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Carrasco would be a home run, but man, he was probably a decently high draft pick… hard to sell him for such a mediocre haul…

        If you can get Carrasco, don’t breathe, just click accept.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • Negatto says:
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          @CMUTimmah:

          Belt for Nola or Tanaka?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Belt for Nola

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @Grey: Milestone! The 100th straight time you suggested Carrasco as the pitcher to target when no options are given!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup!

                • Negatto says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Thanks, helped to to narrow down who to target from a specific owner. Thanks again.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem

  73. smegma says:
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    12 team H2h points – please rank ROS:

    Stanton
    Heyward
    C.Santana

    FWIW at this point, Santana has 50 more points than the other two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Carlos

  74. CMUTimmah says:
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    Peter O’brien -head of the Arian Nation (Seinfeld reference, obvi)- Is not a fantasy worth topic of discussion.

    I had my dog down at Comerica yesterday for Bark at the Park. WORST way to actually watch a ballgame. I was excited to watch Verlander pitch, and I think I got to watch maybe 3 of his innings, and then the wife wanted to leave because she didn’t want to fight the crowd with the dog in tow (which I agreed with at the time, to be fair) and we missed the Tigers comeback. The dog seemed to enjoy the field trip, but as a huge baseball fan, it was not what I expected/wanted. Ah well. I’m making up for by attending tomorrow’s game… see what Danny Norris has.

    That being said, is Norris even remotely streamable? I think the only reason I want to stream him is linked to my attendance….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome… I wouldn’t stream him

  75. Damien D says:
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    Bruce has 3 more HR and his avg is 24 points higher than first half of last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same diff

  76. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Really lame C question in a 10 Team H2H Points League:

    Hundley, Weiters, or McCann?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Is that Brian or James?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brian was my guess

  77. Brian says:
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    would you start quintana @bos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. Brian says:
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    same question (start v. sit) about liriano v SF. h2h 6×6 with k/bb and QS instead of W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  79. Brian says:
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    in my never ending quest for cheap closers, i’ve been offered cishek for my pete o’brien. 16 team dynasty 6×6 with ops. Love o’brien’s power but have a really hard time seeing him hit over 240 at best. cishek’s no great shakes but just need a guy to get me through the year and into next. and closers are so volatile that i choose not to pay for the higher tiers since you never know when even a reliable one will suddenly crap the bed and lost the job. so trade pete o’brien (awesome seinfeld reference up above) for cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  80. peacecoast says:
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    hey all you Jon Gray owners!

    I am one too, and I am cursing him by watching him pitch today. yep turned it on for the second inning. oh look grand slam. I hate this game.

    • Scott says:
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      @peacecoast: If he pitches 6.0 and doesn’t let any more ERs, he can bring it down to 6.00 ERA. lowercase yay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: GOT THE LEAD NOW

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: oh I fucking love it, 8-4 lead and he can’t finish 5

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The best

  81. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points

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

    So originally the plan was to start all these guys EXCEPT McCullers but after watching McHugh and Fister have good point totals against the Angels do you think I should start McCullers today? My opponent is streaming like crazy this week despite our weekly 12 start limit and will probably end up with like 14 starts when I had only originally planned 11 or 12… however he’s only up by 17 after 2 days and 4 starts while I’ve yet to start anyone!

    Liriano vs. SF (19.8)
    Urias vs. WAS (14.8)
    Duffy @NYN (10.1)
    McCullers vs. LAA (0.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah go for it with McCullers

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the timely response Grey! However I’ve been too busy at work so I couldn’t get him starting in time! Oh well, but also while I’m here should I start Reed vs. SD (2.2) on Friday in place of Walker who I planned on starting but he’s been scratched from that start now …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go with Reed

  82. Scott says:
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    JayWrong’s buddy with a Grand Slammer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  83. Scott says:
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    Sorry to combine two questions in one, but

    14-team dynasty league

    Trade 1 choose a side
    Side A: Jordan Zimmerman, Dustin Pedroia
    Side B: Jon Gray. Byron Buxton

    Trade 2 choose a side
    Side A: Xander Boegarts
    Side B: Urias, Buxton, Gray, Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A… A

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: #2 is not even remotely close, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: weird, the scott who replied above is not the scott who asked the question (me)…freaky

            I will go and acquire Boegarts in that case if thats the way better deal!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, weird

  84. fried fish fan says:
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    Someone dropped Franco in my league. Would you drop Castellanos for him or hold until he shows extended signs of life? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  85. Scott says:
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    Drat. Should’ve streamed Conley in more leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  86. Scott says:
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    Who’s the drop?
    Thompson
    Kim

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trayce

  87. Raider says:
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    Is Oh worth a stash to become the cards closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Siegrist

  88. a bag of sand says:
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    pls rank ros for roto:
    Nola
    Pineda
    Duffy
    Ross
    Rodon
    Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Nola, Duffy

  89. gogulls says:
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    Trayce Thompson, Kendrys Morales, or Alex Gordon ROS

    Thanks… appreciate the insight as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  90. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Ugh. When Duffy walks hitters things fall apart rather quickly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding:

      It’s the effing homers. He’s at best a strong #3 if he can’t find a cure to his gopheritis.

      Just one gddamn out was all he needed for a solid outing. Now he can’t even get the win.

      baseball is so damn annoying sometimes.

      • knucks says:
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        @muskysmell:

        “baseball is so damn annoying sometimes.”

        I came here to say nearly the exact same thing about Thor. God I hate the Royals.

  91. William Hung says:
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    tough start for Duffy today – those 8 Ks were nice but the walks and that HR to Asdrubal was not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: too bad Thor hasn’t been the sharpest either

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: They’re winning. I only care about the W.

  92. John says:
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    Hill nearing a return to my staff. Will need to cut or try a two for one. Would you do any of these deals?

    Hill and Inglesias for LeMahieu

    Roark and Inglesias for LeMahieu

    J Ross and Inglesias for LeMahieu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do the 1st with Hill

  93. Himom says:
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    14 team, 14 keeper, 26 roster size

    Lucroy
    Miggy
    Carpenter
    Xander
    Donaldson
    C Seager
    Trout
    Harper
    M Upton
    Buxton

    Nola
    Matz
    Carrasco
    Hammel
    Samardzija
    Gausman
    Giolito
    Lincecum

    Do I trade C Seager for Arrieta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, do you need him?

      • Himom says:
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        @Grey: I mean that’s kinda what I was hoping you’d tell me, listing my team. my pitching has been awful the last few weeks and I’m trying to stay alive, dropping from 2nd to 5th

  94. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    My league is H2H so I am always looking for more power. I currently platoon P. Alvarez and Fat Adams depending on matchups and whether I need average or power. Would you drop either for Y. Tomas? The other players I rotate through are J. Lamb and K. Davis, so one of them could be dropped too but I think they are ranked ahead of Tomas. I also have JD Martinez on the bench because there are no DL spots.

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Carlos: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Adams for Tomas

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Just noticed Y. Tomas is going to Colorado for a 4 game set too… Come to Butthead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  95. William Hung says:
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    Schoop is batting 3rd tonight – lets keep that bat HOT!

  96. nick the dick says:
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    Big Johnson T-shirts! Ahh, visions of my grandpa, Bud Johnson, in his Big Johnson shirt throwing me off the side of the boat into the Long Island Sound when I was 4 because that’s the only way to learn to swim

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t learn to swim any other way!

  97. Robert the Bruce says:
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    Grey, in a dynasty league, do you take Franco or Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Robert the Bruce says:
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        @Grey:

        hehe, my question is more who you would prefer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The same answer, Franco

  98. DonnieB says:
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    I have Eaton as my fifth OF. Would Alex Gordon be an upgrade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  99. ryanoger says:
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    Nola or Duffy?

    Maz or Val?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola…Maz

  100. NotAtTheTableCarlos says:
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    T. Walker or Nola? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  101. ryanoger says:
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    Shizz meant to ask Maz or Franco for Util. spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  102. David says:
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    Which pitching staff is better ROS… Cleveland or Washington’s??I guess Strasburg avoided a major injury….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Washington

    • David says:
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      @David: Also…is Tommy Joseph still better at Catcher position than Contreras later on this season?? thx for your input!

  103. William Hung says:
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    Leonys Martin or Jake Lamb?

    My prayer oval for Marte is strong right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, any updates on Marte?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Just D2D

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  104. ashtray says:
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    Wacha’s looked pretty good lately and is working on a 1 hitter against the Cubs. Are you back in? Would you take him over Walker, Nola, Paxton, Taillon?

    12 team H2H includes QS and L

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: Gray was never in. Even James Shields has a good game every once in a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram, I was never in, try him over Walker? Sure since he’s hurt

  105. Milarky says:
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    Grey, I’m desperate for OF help. Not all that long ago, I was in first place with an OF that included Pence, Sano, Bautista, Soler, Grichuk. Obviously I’m now in 6th and still taking on water. Of these following warm bodies, can you rank those that you think are worth adding directly to my starting lineup while those other stiffs get healthy (or good)? Ideally I’d prioritize someone who isn’t just up as a fill-in, but I’m also an upside whore.

    Max Kepler
    Albert Almora
    Michael Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almora, Taylor

  106. David says:
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    Tommy Joseph or W . Contreras for ROS (at catcher) ?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  107. William Hung says:
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    Rizzo got pulled early today – injury or score related? Seems odd if it’s score related since Bryant is still in there

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @William Hung: Broadcast didn’t say anything abt it. assuming score related. Not sure why they didn’t sub out others, but Rizzo is the “main ingredient”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  108. The Great Knoche says:
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    I might be late to the party since work got in the way most of day today, but did Thor leave due to elbow discomfort?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Confirmed both Cespedes and Syndergaard headed to hospital. Cespedes for wrist and Thor for Elbow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Re: Colby Lewis…I streamed him too. And you think you are cursed?

    After DeGrom, the pitchers I drafted in order:

    Cole
    Tyson Ross
    (Giles)
    Railes Iglesias
    Darvish

    So, yeah…

    This being said, which rookie should I take a chance on in this week’s game of Russian Roulette, Cody Reed against the Padres or Urias against the Nats?

    – Alex

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex:

      Oh wait I forgot to add!…in order to shore up my pitching I I traded Cruz for Strasburg literally the day before his back started acting up. Hurray, FML.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You killed Strasburg!

        • Alex says:
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          @Grey: I did. It was the curse of the trash fire that is my pitching staff.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Urias

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Cool. Hopefully no bullet in the chamber tonight! Although I already streamed Duffy this afternoon so…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Here’s to Archer tonight!

          • Alex says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Good luck!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, thanks, sad face

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey: I now own Archer on 1 team, so I’m sure everything will be fine.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks for your confidence!

  110. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Nooooooo not Thor!!!!

    I hate elbows

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: A buddy of mine just texted me on it, I can’t find a source online yet.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @The Great Knoche: got it from the MLB app. Pulled with elbow discomfort

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Just got off beat writer’s twitter feed. CEspedes and Syndergaard both headed to hospital. And Zach Wheeler has setback. Rough day to be a Mets fan

    • knucks says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: My day is ruined, likely takes me out of the running in most of my leagues if it is what it sounds like it could be. Rizzo hurt too? WTF!

      But who cares about my fake teams. This would be an absolute ballll breaker in NY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Jormungand’s Elbow is worse off than Achilles’ Heel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, ugh

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: This is his third elbow scare in a little over a year too. I’m ascared

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is it his third? Damn, yeah, doesn’t sound great

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: He had one earlier this year, and early last year he had the dreaded forearm tightness.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yikes

  111. dem ribbies says:
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    Ellsbury and Arcia(AAA) for Lindor in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  112. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    I streamed Martin ‘cuz Contreras sitting today. Ding!
    Last minute put Contreras in UTIL ‘cuz Napolli 1 for 16 vs. Archer. DONG!
    Vaulted me this temporary moment to #2 overall in RCL.
    A FUN day!!!
    Plus, not wishing bad for Montero, but Contreras could now be nearly full time!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  113. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    I added a guy called Mengden SP from the A’s

    have you looked at him? cool mustache. been ok since he came up what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’ve seen the stache, very impressive

  114. muskysmell says:
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    I know it’s been said before but wtf, the Cubs are so deep it’s really insane.
    Their young stud catcher Schwarber goes down for the season earlier in the year and they had the #1 catcher in the minors this whole time. And it totally felt like they just called Wilson up for funzies.

    Theo Epstein is a God.
    Future HOFer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, seriously crazy

  115. Yankz1313 says:
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    Jeanmar gomez or hunter pence ros for value alone. Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  116. Re-Pete says:
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    My once-awesome starting pitching rotation of Sale/Quintana/Thor/Cole/Nola has really hit the skids between injuries and ineffectiveness (Nola). So now I’m forced to look into some trades for more depth. I’m considering offering one of the 5 SS-eligible hitters on my roster (Nunez, Story, Desmond, Castro, Kang) for an SP. Any of them worth giving up for someone like Iwakuma or Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better for those SSs

  117. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    There’s rumors of the Orioles showing interest in Liriano. He’s been lit up all year while calling a pitcher’s park home. Can you imagine him in a great hitters park?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scary

  118. muskysmell says:
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    RE: Syndergaard

    I don’t know how much truth there is to this (and all pitchers have succumbed to TJ/arm/shoulder issues for both soft & hard throwers) but starting pitchers who seem to have just UPPER UPPER echelon nasty (secondary) hard stuff seem to lead to arm problems more often than not.
    When I heard Syndergaard had a 95+ breaking ball earlier in the season I was like, “uhm. that’s just not normal. The human arm isn’t supposed to do that.”
    But Jose Fernandez is a good example of another pitcher I saw and thought to myself, this guy’s amazing sinker is not gonna keep his arm in tact.

    Greinke said something about Urias in Spring Training that kinda echoed my thoughts: “Urias is the most perfect pitching prospect I’ve ever seen. He’s nasty, but not so nasty you think he’ll blow out.”

    Anyhoo, not a Mets fan but as a baseball fan I really hope Syndergaard is OK!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed…Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson are not the norm

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @muskysmell: Sadly, I think you’re on to something.

      Definitely seems destined to follow in the footsteps of Fernandez and Darvish…

    • Knucks says:
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      @muskysmell: Officially TJ per Heyman

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Knucks:

        That is so terrible…ugh

        • Knucks says:
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          @muskysmell: holding out hope….

          I acted too quick and didn’t fact check my Twitter facts

      • Knucks says:
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        @Knucks: fake Twitter account. Some real sick fucks out there. Sorry everyone. What I posted is not yet true

        • muskysmell says:
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          @Knucks:

          ah whew.

          I’m not a syndergaard owner, but it’d be cool if baseball could have nice things.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Knucks: there’s people around here that have done that on purpose though, sick fucks everywhere.

  119. hankp says:
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    Grey
    ROS in a 14 team 5×5 Chapman and A.Miller or Kimbrel and Colome? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel

  120. Joeg414 says:
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    Batty Call for Thursday :
    Conforto -If I can get him , on waivers @ Atl Wisler
    Dae Ho Lee @Det Norris
    J Iglesias vs Sampson
    E.Escobar vs Eickhoff
    Avisail Garcia @Bos Porcello
    Cron vs Graveman
    Joyce vs Suarez

    Please pickup your best two
    6×6 roto
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was meant to be Cron

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. Alex Prado says:
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    Contreras or Realmuto ROS standard 12 team 5 category league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras

    • Alex Prado says:
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      @Alex Prado: sorry for the catcher question

  122. henncoop says:
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    Trade Kipnis for J Zimmermann?
    This is a deep (30 active players) 12 team dynasty 5X5 roto with QS instead of W’s & adding OPS next year. Currently also have Schoop & Segura for 2B & Scooter would be available as well. Arcia is on the NA.
    SP has taken a hit lately with Cole & now possibly Thor going down. Rest of staff is Archer, Shoe, Shark, Hendricks, Smyly, Pineda, DeSclafani, & VV also on the DL; with Eflin recently off the NA & Thompson & Giolito on the NA. I could possibly squeeze Estrevez out of him as a toss in
    Tried getting either Stras & Carrasco in the past for both Myers & Kipnis…is that deal fair as well? or has Myers’ breakout made him worth hanging onto in this dynasy format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deal is totally fair

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey:
        Kipnis for Zimmermann??
        or Myers & Kipnis or Stras? Or Carrasco? (am I asking to much in those deals?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Stras or Carrasco

  123. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team Obp keep 11

    Got offered Correa Gausman Allen

    For

    Scherzer Villar

    Like the deal, is my staff good enough to part with Max?

    Scherzer Matz Harvey McCullers Teheran Hill Reed Shark

    Relievers are Davis and Jeanmar, could use saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar’s been a top 10 player, overall, not just shortstop… Correa is nice for a keeper if you’re thinking future

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: tough call, i am in second right now, don’t want to lose out on this year but Correa would be nice moving forward

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty fair deal for this year

  124. henncoop says:
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    Sorry another Catcher question.
    Currently using Joseph as a C with the following available: Iannetta, Suzuki, Perez (LAA) Gomes, Rupp, Barnhart & McCann. I could stream the hottest of that bunch & repeat as necessary. Who would you recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s wrong with Joseph?

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Nothing “wrong” he gets ABs & just broke out of a terrible slump for at least one game. Just wondering if any of the others mentioned would be an upgrade

        • Grey

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          The other ones are garbage

  125. Travis says:
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    I picked up both Paxton and Mengden this week as streamers… They both have turned in solid outings and continue to impress–are they holders now, or cut them loose for future streamers? If you could only keep one, which would it be–I’m leaning Paxton only because he gets another start Sunday.

    Other options I could drop to stream would be Smyly or Nola, who keep getting lit up lately.

    What do you think of either Milone and/or Lamb as streaming options tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream them… Milone and Lamb are not good

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: hmm, Milone and lamb bout the best options out there for tomorrow. But it’s s points league, so anything is better than nothing–hard for a pitcher to get a negative score in our league :/

        Still holding on Nola and Smyly for sure?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If hard to get negative points, try Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I’d hold Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mengden for Smyly or Nola, depending on matchups

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: no, I already have Smyly and Nola–those were others I was considering dropping. But I’ll hold Smiles, Nola and Paxton… Just drop menu for maybe Milone (risky pitcher but great matchup)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t love Lamb so if you like Milone go for it

  126. dem ribbies says:
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    Cutch for any of MadBum, JoFer, Harvey or Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of first two

  127. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Use Chris Archer in a sentence:

    I ate Indian food of questionable origins, and now I have Chris Archer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  128. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

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

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

    (1) DL: J.D. Martinez

    Pujols was just dropped and believe it or not Valencia was still available until today so I guess you could say my league is pretty shallow… Got handed my first loss in a few weeks last week (only by 12 points) and I’m tied with 2 other teams for 1st in standings but I do have slight lead in total points by about 30 so I just wanted your thoughts on my offense right now because I’ve been paying more attention to my pitching most of the year… Any general advice or moves you’d make on my team or you think I’m good still?

    Notable FA Bats (most points): Lamb, Castellanos, Segura, V-Mart, Schoop, Pujols, Pederson, K. Davis, Ellsbury, Franco, Conforto, Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  129. Jerry says:
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    Grey, do you like Jaime Garcia, Leake, DeScalfani or Wacha going forward? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  130. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glad to see Jeffress out of the closer role for no reason.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Sorry. Eye infection.

      Have fun with that one tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he removed?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Unavailable.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I was a box score basket case for a second there.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: when they make you the closer you get your face jammed into more asses than before. it’s a tradeoff.

  131. Nightmare says:
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    God bless your mustache!! What a pickup Schoop has been so far. Thank you Greylord!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  132. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Which 2 would you wanna own out of P. Alvarez, Pillar, or Y. Tomas. Head to head league. Can never have enough power.

    I need to drop a pitcher for a streamer. Who is my drop:

    Samardzija
    Fulmer
    Shoermaker
    D. Duffy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

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

    Earlier today you said you’d start Reed vs. SD (2.2) on Friday in place of Walker but Peavy vs. PHI (13.9) is also an option.. which stream should I go with between those two in my current H2H points matchup where I’m trailing by like 20pts?

    Today I didn’t get much out of Duffy (8pts) or Liriano (4pts) and left McCullers on the bench unfortunately (12pts) so hopefully the rest of my pitching can make up some ground this week.

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Actually in follow up I wanna re-evaluate the rest of my starts this week! I’ve used 3 starts so far so I can use 8 more before Sunday 6/26… So what are my best starts (8 max) before Sunday and the best options for that last day of the matchup on 6/26? Oh and I can only start 4 SP a day.

      6/23
      Harvey @ATL (16.2)
      Niese vs. SF (5.5)
      Eickhoff @MIN (-10.7)

      6/24
      Matz @ATL (22.0)
      Peavy vs. PHI (13.9)
      Taillon vs. LAN (10.3)
      Reed vs. SD (2.2)
      Salazar @DET (1.8)

      6/25
      Pineda vs. MIN (25.8)
      Carrasco @DET (11.3)
      Karns vs. STL (3.7)

      6/26
      Eovaldi vs. MIN (9.4)
      Kennedy vs. HOU (6.3)
      Paxton vs. STL (7.7)
      Colon @ATL (3.7)
      Norris vs. NYN (-4.4)
      Fister @KC (-11.1)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Harvey @ATL (16.2)
        Matz @ATL (22.0)
        Taillon vs. LAN (10.3)
        Reed vs. SD (2.2)
        Salazar @DET (1.8)
        Pineda vs. MIN (25.8)
        Carrasco @DET (11.3)

        Then reevaluate on the last day

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: Sounds goooood! Thanks again!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed over Peavy

  134. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop Harrison for Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Very happy I was patient through Bauer’s relief stint earlier in the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  136. John says:
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    After Roark’s unfortunate ending last night, I was due one! Thank you Mr. Bauer. Now back to the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  137. Dommattingly says:
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    taillon, gio g, paxton, odorizzi, Duffy…
    Drop any for Wacha?
    Thanks

  138. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Attention fellow Thor owners:

    NO structural damage. Discomfort in back of elbow. Cleared for normal work routine.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: per Adam Rubin (ESPN)

  139. Carlos says:
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    Drop Alvarez for Pillar? Thanks!

  140. Derrick says:
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    If Cody Reed is on the wire in any league I encourage you all to grab him right now. His fastball/slider combo is elite, and he threw his change-up 12% of the time the other day, some of which were above average. Avg. FB MPH was 94 and topped out at 97.

    Chris Welsh (Reds commentator) compared Reed to Madison Bumgarner back in spring training. I can see why. This kid is going to be a stud.

  141. herschel says:
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    @Grey:

    weekly roto redraft. how do you rank melky, pillar, moya and obrien? or at least top two of those?

  142. William Hung says:
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    Paxton > Duffy?

  143. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Please rank from here on out:

    Stroman, Rodon, liriano, Ventura, Cody reed

    /drop odorizzi for any of them?

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: also is de Leon a probably call up when Urias heads to the bullpen? If he were up, where would you rank him with those above? Thanks grey

  144. Dave says:
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    Duvall and Fulmer for Shoemaker and Cano?

    btw, you guys have too many ads on your pages… I have to kill and refresh like 20 times to get through 1 article.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Dave: Cano.

      Get a better computer/phone. Man’s trying to make some money.

  145. G says:
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    One more quick one. Would you rather have both of Casilla and Madson or Melancon?

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