Yesterday, Matt Harvey met with the Mets’ front office and told them, “You ruined my shoulder!  I was the Dark Knight!  Now I’m 1960s Batman in hard-to-watch Technicolor unable to move my arms to do the Batusi!”  Matt Harvey asked Bartolo if this ever happened to him and he said, “Nah, I am 90% jelly and custard.  My nerves are coated in more sugar than a churro.”  Harvey needs shoulder surgery due to thoracic outlet syndrome.  Sandy Alderson said it’s inevitable.  Pitchers who have had this surgery take at least a year to recover and sometimes never regain past form.  It could not only be a season killer, it could be the end of Harvey as we know him.  He could opt to rehab his shoulder without surgery, but rehabbing it won’t magically make his pitching better than he’s been all year, which is atrocious.  If you don’t have DL room, I could see dropping him.  Fun fact!  You know who suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome?  The Lispasaurus.  Tiny arms, big body.  Other dinosaurs pickin’ on ’em because of their lisp — why’d every dinosaur have to have an S sound in its name?!  Total recipe for messed-up shoulders.  “I hate Thoracic Park!”  Spielberg can make a Thoracic Park movie where an injured pitcher tries to repair his relationship with his pre-teen son while genetically-modified dinosaurs chase after them.  “I know I wasn’t there for you when you were growing up or for your keeper league team in 2014 or for that velociraptor attack 15 minutes ago, but I’m here for you now.”  The boy looks up, “How did that velociraptor throw a Warthen slider?”  The father responds, “He’s learning!”  Seth Smith is working on the script.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Reyes – 1-for-5 as he hit his first homer.  It was a booming shot into the Coca-Cola corner.  Hitting a home run there was made even harder because as soon as Reyes hit it, Coca-Cola immediately tried to distance itself further from being associated with Reyes.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in three games.  For fear of catcher questions, I’ll keep this brief.  The one they call d’Terminator is hot.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and a pinch hit homer (8th).  He hit two homers on Wednesday and has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball, how was he out of the lineup?  Seriously. Terry Collins should be suspended for three games for that boneheaded move.

Lucas Giolito – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  There were seven solo homers in this game between the Mets and Nats, and eight total homers.  The humidity was as thick as a rap video girl and Lucas didn’t need CGI to show the balls flying out.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, a new career high.  Yes, it’s still pre-All-Star break.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5 and his 19th homer, hitting .261.  Watch him hit six homers this weekend to cruise into the All-Star game with a league-leading home run total like he was great all 1st half.  Meh, you know what, the announcers will still fawn over him.

Matt Carpenter – Hit the DL with an oblique strain.  Will likely be out around a month.  Bring on his replacements, the two players who are called the same thing by their mother as they are by someone who is derisively riding someone — Wong/Gyorko.

Greg Garcia – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal as he hit leadoff since Matheny must’ve studied Jim Leyland’s lineup management at Trump University.  You know Leyland’s lineup management style, whoever is playing the position of an injured player, you put them in their lineup slot too.  One lineup card with all of the positions filled in and then you just dry erase the names.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now.  Add him.  Across all of your teams if you need power.  I did already.  Why won’t you?  You a baby-sissy-boy?  You use emojis too?  You sicken me!

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .292.  I really hope his 2nd half is better than his 1st half for power.  Yes, this is about me!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.49.  Wainwright has really, uh, righted the ship since his wonky April/May.  I mean, it hasn’t exactly been Kershaw-type dominance, but he had a 3.69 ERA in June and has only given up one earned run in 14 IP in July.

Tyler Glasnow – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Devastating.  But in a good way.  That’s what I thought when I saw him.  Was highly impressed.  More impressed by him than Taillon.  Of course, the results were not as good, but results for rookies aren’t usually good.  Hayzeus Cristo, some of his pitches were filthy like the photos in a mutoscope.

Jordan Zimmermann – Could return late-July, which I pronounce “late-who-lie” and I pronounce all of the N’s in Zimmermann with tildes.  Because I’m practically Latino!

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .233.  Wow, what a terrible 1st half he had.  Watch him hit 15 homers in the 2nd half to get his stats up somewhere respectable to rope people back into his fantasy atrocities next year.  You know one person who won’t be drafting him next year?  The guy who is no longer reading because he owned Justin Upton.  That guy is scarred all over his heart.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .307.  He could do nothing in the 2nd half and you got more value from him than you ever expected.  Did I just jinx him?  Doh!

Drew Hutchison – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was called up to fill in for Estrada.  Honestly, seriously, awkward sentence intro, Hutchison should’ve been in the rotation all year.  For now, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator on him, because Estrada will likely bump him, until Sanchez is finally bumped.

Tommy La Stella – 0-for-3 as he hit leadoff.  What a joke.  Maddon is just trying to see if he can lose games now, and the answer is likely no on most nights.

Dexter Fowler – Will begin a rehab assignment today, and will likely return next Friday, after watching his entire team-plus Yoenis at the All-Star Game.   “I see Cubs plus one.”  That’s the All-Star Game bouncer.

Julio Teheran – Declared himself ready for Saturday’s start.  He then put his Atlanta home on Airbnb for when he’s traded.

Lucas Harrell – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.32 (2 starts).  Incredibly, I got him for only $2 (out of $1000) in Tout Wars (12-team NL-Only), so I’ll take it, but he’s still simply an NL-Only play, and to read more, click on his name.  It’s a magic button that takes you to his player page with his last three articles.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4).  Sparkakis!  Wow.  He only hit three homers all of last year.  Wait a second, Jeff Francoeur walked twice in this game!  Holy crap, this is the moment the Mayans have been talking about, isn’t it?  Well, I never got to see the Grand Canyon, and now we’re gonna all be a part of it.  Take me earth-shattering meteor!  I’m ready!

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  I get that he was injured and some people may not have had DL room, but he has a 2.25 ERA in July, how is he not owned in 100% of leagues?  Your collective fantasy team ERA is below 2.25?  Rhetorical!

Doug Fister – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  The matchup of Fister vs. the A’s was unavailable if you had a child guard on your DVR.

Tyler Duffey – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.20.  I believe frequent commenter, Simply Fred, researched this once, and it was proven to be confirmation bias by me, but it always seems that there’s less offense on getaway day.  Hitters just seem like they’ve packed it in early.

Max Kepler – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 4th homer this week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kennys Vargas – 1-for-1 and his 2nd homer, and they’re 2nd homer in as many games.  I wonder if it was the same Kenny who hit both homers.  Yesterday’s homer was a pinch hit homer, so they will need to be platooned.

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 1 ER in the 8th of a losing game.  The way the Royals are hitting there might not be any saves for whoever they use in the 9th.  (I still think it would be Soria.)

Danny Duffy – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  On my 12 team mixed league, I stream everyone just about.  Dropping/adding guys left and right.  Yet, I’ve held Duffy for around a month (a long time for me).  His stats on my team: 38 2/3 IP, 2.79 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 45 Ks.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 23rd.  Does he have the quietest 23 homers or is it me?  Call him the Library of ConCruz.

James Paxton – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  He’s in that class of pitchers where I don’t know when he’s going to pitch incredibly well or not so good, but, since I know either could happen at any moment, I’d just start him everywhere.

Trevor Story – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (20, 21).  Five imaginary dollars says you can guess where the Rockies played yesterday.  Hint:  Ryan Howard and Mark Reynolds also homered.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  To mix rappers, you know Gregorius D.I.D. is in this afternoon’s Buy column, Mos Def.  He’s been on one for, like, the last two weeks.

Chase Headley – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and has three homers in the last eight games.   I doubt he carries it over to the 2nd half, but if you need a weekend hot bat, I could see grabbing him.  Or just owning him if you’re JayWrong.

Ivan Nova – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.18.  I legit think Girardi has forgotten about Severino.  Someone needs to pass by Girardi when he’s walking to his Jetta and scream, “Severino!”

Trevor Bauer – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.30.  The Regression Fairies were in Cleveland?  No wonder they were pissed off.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  As I go over my top 100 for the 2nd half, that will be published next Tuesday, I have Kipnis on my alternate pile.  I don’t know, doode, he’s so whatever now that he’s stopped stealing.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-4 and a slam (8) and legs (3), and his 2nd homer in the past three games.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy, but here’s now, so act like you know, MC Lyte!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  As they used to say in 80s, damn, that Kuntz is rusty.  I’d still own Ryu, but I wouldn’t have started him yesterday, and I still won’t until I see a good start.

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.47.  Also, in this game, Melvin Upton (1-for-5) hit his 14th homer.  If you drafted Pomeranz and Melvin Upton in the 4th round overall, you would’ve been better off than that back-to-back Chris Archer/Justin Upton drafting.   There’s that ulcer of mine kicking!

Yunel Escobar – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .327.  Wanna laugh?  Watch Key & Peele.  Wanna cry?  Yunel has the fourth best batting average in the AL.

Hector Santiago – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  On our Player Rater, Santiago is above Dallas Keuchel.  Hehe.  Those snickers really satisfy me.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Scary thing is, he’s actually been relatively safe for a rookie pitcher.  With his 1-4 record and 3.69 ERA.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer.  I told you he was a sleeper!  *covers mouth so it’s garbled*  Three years ago.

Aaron Hill – Was dealt to the Red Sox to make room for Will Middlebrooks, whom the Red Sox have already swiped left on.  Hill will likely share time with Travis Shaw, which sounds like a step down, but when you’re the Red Sox, you need to make moves every third day or your fanbase gets antsy.  “Yo, Jimmy, what the fahk is going on with the Sawx?!  We need to make some moves before I pahk my ass in Harvard Yard and start talking Celts and Bruins.”  As for Middlebrooks, um, yeah, he hasn’t been good in three years, so wait and see.

 
  1. Ben says:
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    You the man, Grey. Look forward to reading your posts for all my fantasy questions. I watched the Mets game so just a fact check Flores homer was not actually a pinch hit homer, he was double switched into game and that was his first AB! How much rope Ryu giving Ryu? I know that was his first big league start since 2014, back when you weren’t there for me growing up or for my keeper league team (actually you were the only one who was). Considering dropping to stash Conforto, although I currently have Puig on my bench already. Any pitchers you would drop Ryu for that are under the radar? (Already own Duffy, Paxton).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Thanks! Gotcha, point remains, Flores didn’t start the game…I’d give Ryu another start or two on my bench

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Gr8t work, man!

    a. Am back from that island paradise a little earlier than expected. Sometimes there is a positive result from SNAFU and sometimes there is a negative result. This SNAFU (a couple who rented out an apartment that my wife rents out from the original owner flooded the apartment and fled) caused us to return earlier so I can be with you earlier and rosterbate more! So thank you for a positive result from SNAFU.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 8-10)

    Wolfe: What the hell’s Delko doing in a dump like this anyway?
    Tripp: So you able to find the bullet that grazed my arm?
    Wolfe: You’re looking at it.
    Tripp: My guess is, it came through the window. Broke apart when it smashed the bottle.
    Eric: There’s one bullet in the victim, one in my room.
    Wolfe: That leaves the third shot that I heard.
    Tripp: This is a really nice place, man.
    Eric: It’s very classy. It’s got a sort of a nice rustic vibe.
    Wolfe: I bet the ladies love coming here.
    Eric: It’s temporary, Wolfe.
    Wolfe: Oh, it’s temporary? You looking for a vacancy in a hotel where they don’t blindfold you and shoot you in the chest? Is that a field explosives kit? What are you doing with it?
    Eric: I brought new tech home. Are you questioning my work ethic?
    Wolfe: No, I’m questioning your out-of-work ethic. You missed Sunday Steamers last night ’cause you were playing with nitrates and bromides? – What’s up with you? –
    Eric: Yeah, I just crashed early. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while.
    Wolfe: I can’t imagine why.
    Eric: Look, all I know is, this is the only room that the killer wasn’t in. So, you coming?
    Wolfe: (cue the queue of sunglasses) Right behind you.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. That sucks, hope it’s not too much of a hassle for your wife… B. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man. All good for my wife, we lost a few of days of rent but it’s not about the money. All is good.

        Didn’t start Ryu yesterday. Did start Duffy, loving me some Duffy nookie even if he didn’t get the W.

        Last questions for the games before the ASB.

        In a 12-team, RCL (5X5 categories), where I need Wins but not desperate (I have 52 wins from 89 starts, so at 49.4% of the 180 starts). I’m in 4th in wins, 6th in Ks, 10th in Saves, 2nd in ERA and 2nd in WHIP.

        a. MadBum at home versus AZ on Sunday. Think I’m about 99% set to start him.
        b. Junior Guerra at home versus STL on Sunday. Am about 80% set to start him.
        c. Lester at PIT on Saturday. Am about 60% set to start him, so not really set.
        d. Shoemaker at Baltimore tonight. Am about 40% set to start him, don’t like the start against Trumbomb and company.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, cool… Start all but Shoemaker

  3. Muskysmell says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In your 12 team mixed league where you stream nearly everyone. What are your pitching stats in that league?
    Just curious cuz I essentially do the same in my 12 team mixed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muskysmell: Abysmal, but that’s from owning Archer for 3 months

  4. cubjet says:
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    Paxton or Glasnow?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @cubjet: Neither Paxton or Glasnow is going to be real consistent amidst having tremendous stuff. I’d lean Glasnow by the slimmest of margins.

  5. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    If I’m seeking speed is my peralta (cards) for Reyes (mets) a good trade?

  6. TTRA1N says:
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    I totally agree with the Maddon being an idiot comp. He has also used Coghlan in the lead off spot and I own Baez.

  7. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Randal Grichuk or Tyler Naquin?

      • Zach says:
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        And watch out with that other group you’ve been running with. Don’t think I haven’t noticed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  8. Mike says:
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    I’m looking to move mark Reynolds from my 1B slot. I can’t decide if I should add solarte or cron? I’m not looking for power at the position, rather AVG.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: forgot to add, would you start Velasquez at The Rockies? My ERA/WHIP are poop this week so my focus is on K’s and wins.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Mike: sure, if you just need K’s and win

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: I wouldn’t start him there

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      BA for all 3 as of this morning:

      Solarte .304
      Reynolds .291
      Cron .280

      Looks like Solarte is your man.

      • Mike Schenk says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: solarte was my instinct, but just wondered if Cron was the better choice long term

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Mike Schenk: I think Cron will add avg and more counting stats than Solarte..tough call

  9. Adam says:
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    Please rank Chisenhall, Cron,Pagan ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Cron, Pagan

  10. Adam says:
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    Archer or Aaron Sanchez ROS

  11. Adam says:
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    Archer vs Bos or
    Aaron Sanchez vs Det
    Thx

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Adam: Sanchez

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Adam: Neither.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Adam: agree with Slim

  12. Noam says:
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    Good stuff Grey!

    In a roto dynasty, who would you rather have, Steven Matz or Josh Bell?

    Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Noam: matz

  13. Shill Team 6 says:
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    That magic Harrell button is a no go. Also d`Arnaud is never linked up. I think you need to use ` instead of ‘ ?

    • Ray says:
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      @Shill Team 6: Re: Harrell

      (McBain voice) That’s the joke.

      • Shill Team 6 says:
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        @Ray: That fargin sneaky bastage.

  14. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Who do I SIT(OBP league):

    Belt v Corbin (6-23, 2 2B, 0 BB, 5 K)
    Myers @ Kazmir (0-5, 0 BB, 2 K)
    Puig v Cashner (3-21, 2 BB, 4 K)

    I’m thinking Puig…

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    In a keeper are we selling harvey for anything we can get? Guy in last place has kenley Jansen and Craig Kimbrel. Harvey is our minimum keeper price ($10) but like you said could
    Be the end of him.

  16. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10team h2h 6x5cats
    Need advice

    1: pick one. Gattis, Martin, d’Arnaud?
    2: Grichuk or Gomez?
    3: pls rank ROS. Paxton, Moore, Guerra, Nola, McCarthy

    Thank u!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: 1. Gattis 2. Grichuk 3. Pax, Guerra

  17. Donald Trump says:
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    When Anthony Rendon hits a dong, is it a Rendoner Boner?

  18. JWray says:
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    On the fence about starting Velásquez @COL tonight.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JWray: Don’t.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @JWray: I am sitting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JWray: See no reason to start him

  19. j says:
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    Heyo Grey,

    I have Giolito, Pineda and Archer.

    Drop anyone for McCarthy, Snell, Paxton, Moore?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j: Pineda for Pax

  20. papasmurf says:
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    Sir Gregor(ius) Clegane!

  21. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Help me out Grey and fellow razzballers please. Drop Hammel for Giolito? Thanks

    • Rodger Dorn says:
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      @Rodger Dorn: also could drop Shoemaker too thanks

      • Rodger Dorn says:
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        @Grey: no

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

        • Rodger Dorn says:
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          @Rodger Dorn: or drop Matz

  22. Five-On-One says:
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    Cishek blew yet another save last night. Is he close to being removed from the role? If so, who replaces him, Benoit?

    • knucks says:
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      @Five-On-One: Came here to ask the same thing. I just posted on Smoke’s last article as well. I already owned Diaz for his K/9 which has been glorious, could potentially dominate in the 9th if given a shot. Grabbed Benoit last night, just to hold and see. Will drop Benoit for MCabrera in ATL tonight though, if no one else bids $1.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Five-On-One: Benoit can’t pitch a scoreless frame, let alone close a game. Stay away. Edwin Diaz (16.2IP, 32K’s, 2.70ERA, 1.44WHIP) is the best arm the M’s have in the bullpen. He’s got electric stuff.

      • knucks says:
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        @Slimcompoop: Yea I’m all over Diaz, been starting him since his call-up. Also have Betances so my K/9 in roto is through the roof right now. I’m not a Benoit fan at all either. He’s on my bench until further notice. Would imagine ATL keeps Viz in the 9th for now (unless he continues to blow games) so they can move him at the end of the month.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Slimcompoop: Agree Benoit has not been terribly good this year, but isn’t he still the 8th inning guy that is most likely to take over for Benoit if Cishek is pulled from the job? Or has there been any noise that Diaz is the next guy in line?

      • knucks says:
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        @Slimcompoop: Yea def been noise about Benoit getting skipped over for Diaz, should they make a change. He has about 99% more upside. Even if Benoit given a shot, expect them to change their minds after one bad outing. Heard this morning the M’s are interested in Joe Smith. Also not a threat. Lets bank on Diaz, you with us?

        • Five-On-One says:
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          @knucks: Done. Dropping McGee and adding Diaz. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Bleh, maybe Diaz, but Cishek had been fine for a few weeks

  23. Jensen says:
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    Hi, my name is Jensen and I drafted Justin Upton. I tried to quit him, but we have a deep bench and i spent $18 on him at Auction. Things are looking up tho and I am thinking about keeping him for next season. I am an addict.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Jensen: God, grant me the serenity to accept the players I cannot drop,, courage to drop the players I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  24. knucks says:
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    Instead of even mentioning his incredible pitch count, Rotoworld decided to note that Paxton was forced to settle for a “spirit win” after Cishek’s meltdown. I’d bet he settled on a “spirit finger”. Eff you Cishek!

  25. Micah says:
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    I finally unloaded Cutch for JD Martinez. I know he’s injured but I’m out of it this year and I don’t trust Cutch going forward.

  26. Thanks for the daily fix. For rest of season (and/or for rest of career–can you see that far ahead?) which of these OF’ers deserve to be grabbed: Max Kepler, Joc Pederson, or David Dahl? Thanks!

  27. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey great stuff again today. A bit of sadness tho with the news on our Dark Knight. Evil injuries!
    I need some pitching advice with the demise of my pitching staff. I just dropped Harvey for Wi Yin Chen. The rest of my SP are:
    Maeda, C-Martinez, Gioloito, Bud Norris, Snell, Shoemaker, Guerra and then on the DL I have G. Cole, Tiajuan, and Joe Ross.
    Available SP in my league are: Jimmy Nelson, Corbin, Peavy, T. Anderson, Cashner and Gibson. I could also pick up and stash Severino or Berrios.
    Should I drop any of my current pitchers for any of the above available SP?

    Jimmy Nelson, Patrick Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Those available are streamers…And so is Norris, Snell and Chen

  28. ashtray says:
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    Grabbing Mauricio Cabrera yet? Those BB9 numbers are pretty ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Those BB9 numbers are pretty ugly. Huh? Big Brother 9?

  29. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Trade jeanmar for rich hill and sagnof or hold Gomez?

    • knucks says:
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      @Puigy Smalls: I’d def SAGNOF, even if the Phildo’s botch the deadline and hold Gomez, I would imagine that he does not end up pushing 50 Saves. But even if he does, Hill should be traded to a good team in a few weeks and looked healthy to me last night.

  30. Chicken Dinner says:
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    The Paxton blurb is 95% of my rotation. Luckily I have the uncanny ability of knowing when they are going to pitch well and bench them accordingly.

    On that note, I advise everyone that still owns Yordano to start him with confidence tonight. I see..

    6IP 1ER 3BB 11K and the W.

  31. peacecoast says:
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    shoe @ BAL
    VV @ COL

    sit VV, but shoe too? Ubaldo is pitching…

  32. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, in a 12 team, OBP, Keeper league pick one: Leonys Martin or Grichuk? Thanks

  33. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    So what’s the word with Grichuk?

      • I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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        @knucks: ;-}

  34. Cheesenhal
    Reed
    FILING A grievance on behalf of SoLARTE
    or Wilmar don’t cry for me Flores
    say these cats got into a celebrity CI death match who finishes with the silver and gold

  35. Pu$$y Control says:
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    8===o — ( . )( . )

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: This is what the all-star break means to me.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: a penis squirting on some titties

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, nice

          • @Grey: got damn Grey almost like the old San Fran Power exchange down on Folsom

  36. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    So of these who do you like should get the hook?

    J.T. Realmuto
    Salvador Pérez
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Jason Kipnis
    Nolan Arenado
    Francisco Lindor
    Kendrys Morales
    Jean Segura
    Rajai Davis
    Ben Zobrist
    CJ Cron
    Evan Gattis
    Steven Moyà
    A.J. Reed
    Lorenzo Cain

    Jason Hammel
    Max Scherzer
    Josh Tomlin
    Steven Wright
    Tony Watson
    Neftali Feliz
    Sam Dyson
    Addison Reed
    Álex Colomé
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Tyler Chatwood
    Adam Wainwright
    Jake Arrieta
    Danny Duffy
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    Yu Darvish

      • knucks says:
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        @I don’t want to leave my name because others in my league read this site: You have two catchers. Cut one.

        Or Watson/Feliz/Addy Reed. Is there Holds in this league? If not, you don’t appear to be that desperate for saves in my eyes.

        How many bats are sitting on this bench? If more than a couple and you feel the need to carry 2 catchers, I guess you can drop a different bat. Next time maybe widdle it down to a few options, that your considering? You aren’t dropping Goldy/Lindor/etc for Grichuk ya know? Plus, if your name is any indication, I think you blew your cover by naming the entire roster… Just a friendly suggestion. Feel free to dismiss. Best of luck bruthaman!

        • I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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          @knucks: LOL I don’t really care if the screwheads see this. As long as I am first to the waiver wire. Go Go Rocket Smart Phone!

          Cain is the only one on my bench. We also have 2 catcher league. So having 3 with 1 being outfield eligible has been very helpful.

          Just not so sure there is really anyone I want to drop for Grichuk. Also, we have are 6×6 with OBP and holds.

  37. Scott says:
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    I thought for sure the Rocks would have brought Raburn in against a Lefty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Think he’s fighting an injury

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Or Weiss’s stupidity

  38. Polancodonk says:
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    10 team h2h redraft
    Need power more than speed
    Rank top three ros for utility spot Mazara, Grichuk, Javier Baez, Moya, AJ Reed
    Thank you sir and you’re welcome!

  39. Johnc says:
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    I need a boost in OF HRs, RBI stats. Please rank these four : Grichuk, Moss, Kepler, Reynolds (wish he only had home games)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: Grichuk, Kepler

  40. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Martin or D’Arnaud

  41. BAC says:
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    5X5 OBP League

    Pick2 ROS: K. Vargas, Cron, Reed, Grichuk, Moya, Valbuena

    Pick 1 ROS: Hammel (worried about 2nd half troubles), C. Green, Harrell, Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Grichuk, Reed…. Hammel

  42. Pu$$y Control says:
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    wilmer flores or devon travis for MI? Man these guys parents jacked up their first names. say wilmer or devon three times fast. Devon Travis…the man with two first names should be disqualified for that reason alone…but im teetertottering on the playoffs so all bets are off and other cliches that fit in this scenario. What was my question again? Oh yeah wilmer or devon?

  43. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league, drop Smyly or Rodon for Shoemaker?

  44. MisterMister says:
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    Hold Kepler over Grichuk, right? Kepler’s showing a little more power than expected, but has more job security in MIN than Pete Moss in STL.

    Grab Grichuk for Judge, or hold Judge, too?

    [For context, I’m running *way* asymmetrical this year:

    H: Contreras, Votto, Hosmer, Schoop, Travis, Turner, Carpenter*, Story, Andrus, Miller, Trout, Springer, Myers, OZUNA, Khris, Revere, Kepler, Judge, Pearce*
    SP: deGrom, Fulmer, Pineda, streamer-o-the-day for the rest of the way
    RP: Kimbrell, Dyson, Harris, Kintzler, Soria

    Right in the thick of it (just 6 pts out of 1st), leading R/HR/RBI (barely), top 3 in SB/AVG/Steals, on pace to eventually gain a few points in Ks and wins, Tortoise-style. Figure I’ll need to move a power bat for a SP who’ll boost my ratios at the deadline, but maximizing AB in the meanwhile.]

  45. John C. says:
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    Grey who do you like best ROS? Granderson, Grickuk or Kepler? And I should probably stash Altherr and go with him after all of those guys once he returns?

  46. Chucky says:
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    Staff : Max, Carasco, Pomeranz, Stroman, Odorizzi, Shields, Peavy, JGray and Glasnow. Trade my #4 OF Duvall for Wacha? 12T H2H Dynasty

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chucky: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: That works for me

  47. Nick says:
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    If you had to pick one today…

    Espinosa vs Syndergaard
    Schoop vs Shoemaker
    Duvall vs Fernandez

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nick: Schoop

    • knucks says:
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      @Nick: Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Agree with others

  48. Andy says:
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    Who would you rather (keep ROS)?:
    – Diaz or Schoop
    – Valencia or Upton Jr.

    • knucks says:
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      @Andy: Schoop and Valencia for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: Agree with knucks

  49. Rick Grimes says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    I cut Jason Kipnis to platoon Danny Espinosa and Javier Baez at 2B.

    Was this a bad move? Kipnis hits 2nd while the other two hit 8th and 9th.

  50. Nightmare says:
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    Late last night I pulled off a deal.
    My Bauer and Cain for his Hill and K Davis.
    The fact that Hill is 90% likely to be traded by July 31 gives me a half chub. Fiona knows, but u know who doesn’t…..
    How’d I do

  51. Ted says:
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    Samardzija worth holding onto in a 12 team or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ted: Stream

  52. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    Guy on my league is selling Verlander, what kind of value do you think he has ROS (he would be a back end guy for me) and what do you see his equivalent trade value (player wise?) thanks bud

  53. Eric says:
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    Trade Advice needed – pitching (taijuan walker, smyley, odorizzi) is stinking up the joint, and I have hitting to spare.

    keeper league – 18 teams – AL/NL – 5×5

    Offers on the table (next year’s salaries):
    My Jake Lamb ($5) & Jose Peraza ($4)for
    His Danny Salazar ($16)/Pomeranz ($10) + Eugenio Suarez ($4)/Joc Pederson($14)/AJ Reed ($8).

    Can’t decide if I am giving away too much, or getting enough value, and if so – which combination?

    Help!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d take Salazar, it’s fair

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: And of the add-ins, which would you aim for – pederson, suarez, or reed? In which order? Thanks Grey:)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reed

  54. Brian says:
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    6×6 league with k/bb and QS. you starting chad green @ cle?

  55. Scott says:
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    Chris Carter or CJ Cron?

  56. Scott says:
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    Marcus Semien or Brad Miller?

  57. Scott says:
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    Not counting HR or Steals, Leonys Martin or Kendrys Morales?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Scott-fecta

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Cram It: Lol!! Love ya, Cram!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  58. Bob says:
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    I need Power Bad. Would you drop Kang or Heyward or AJ Reed for Randal Grichuk? Roster Below

    C-Weiters
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Schoop
    ss-Correa
    3b-Franco
    1b/3b-Baez
    2b/ss-Espinosa
    OF-Marte
    OF-Heyward
    OF-Desmond
    OF-Ozuna
    OF-Sano
    DH-Reed
    B-Kang
    B-Dee gordon
    DL-Fowler
    P-Strasburg
    P-J Fer
    P-Salazar
    P-Fulmer
    P-Thor
    P-Dyson
    P-Papelbon
    P-OH
    P-Hector Rondon
    B-Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Heyward

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you cut Kang or Baez for Bell?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kang

  59. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Glasnow, Paxton or Wainwright?

    who has the best second half?

  60. Kenny Plane says:
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    Hello Grey – Would you lose Odorizzi for either Stroman or Paxton who were just dropped or hold.

    Thanks.

  61. Ted says:
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    Josh Bell or Grichuk?

    • Robert says:
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      @Ted: Ditto

  62. PHIL says:
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    Looking for an SP that will be coming up from the minors in July or Early Aug that could be a good starter.

  63. GonzoChicago says:
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    Late word that Josh Bell is being called up by the Pirates.

    Could you rank him among these other available options regardless of position or stats needs: (10 team redraft league with OBP).

    Bell/AJ Reed/Cron/Melvin Upton/Granderson/Prince

    Thanks!

  64. RobMac says:
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    To Bob’s point above, I’m still holding on to AJ Reed for that power boost, trying to be patient.

    At this point would you drop him for Grichuk?

    Thanks, awesome stuff as always!

  65. peacecoast says:
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    Grey,

    Reasons if Razzball was GoT that you would be Tyrion:

    1- you are the brains of the outfit
    2- you are short (acc to podcast)
    3- you are a perv (I read your book)
    4- you are funny (canseco podcast, machado seduction, blogs every day)
    5- you are a leader (Razzball)

    JB would probably have to be Vary, cuz he sounds bubbly and jolly.

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a 12 team keeper league (assuming Josh Bell is up by or before ASB) . . .

    1) This year, Pujols ($28) over Josh Bell ($3) over AJ Reed ($11)?

    2) Next year, Bell ($3) over Reed ($11) over Pujols ($25)?

    Thanks!

  67. Twitter rumblings of a Josh Bell call up. Is Reed, Girchuk, Bell, Pollock, Tomas a fair overall ROS pecking order? Thanks. Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Prolly go Bell over Grichuk

    • @zombie: & where might Kepler slot in after his likely schomato-ism ripens and begins to turn brown. Thanks again!

  68. knucks says:
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    Is Bell gonna be playing at 1B? They aren’t benching anyone in that OF, right? He joins the cast of Jaso/Freese/Joyce that rotates around? I hope nothing is wrong with Brocktune. He fouled a ball off his leg pretty good yesterday, but stayed in the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Jaso from the sound of it

  69. Rice says:
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    I’ve been holding Mazara all year as a possible last round keeper going forward.

    Cron would have the same status. Looking into your crystal ball, which is the better keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        Can’t start any day without my Razzball and a latte!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than Netflix and chill!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: HA!

  70. KarlJ says:
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    Weighing an offer of his Marte- Rodon for my K. Davis and Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Starling

  71. Carmichael Show says:
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    This season only … do you like Bell better than Conforto, Renfroe and Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  72. ashtray says:
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    Considering the insane decisions Hurdle has been making regarding the Pirates batting order are we allowed to get excited about the Bell promotion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cautiously

  73. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h 6×6. k/bb and QS instead of W. back of rotation (gausman, liriano, sonny, karns, jaime garcia) has been garbage behind jofer, price, teheran, quintana, salazar. looking for another SP. doesn’t necessarily have to be young.
    1. can you rank order in which you’d attempt to acquire (or give me the top 5 you’d go after)… rich hill, wainwright, smyly, paxton, duffy, bauer, odorizzi, eickhoff, tanaka, verlander, pomeranz, mccarthy, matt moore, kyle hendricks. These are my bargain options.
    2. my big time ticket is carrasco. go for a cheaper option above, or go after carrasco to grab an elite guy?
    3. is alex reyes, mateo, and a first rd pick a reasonable opening offer for carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tanaka, Hendricks, Pax, Bauer 2. Get Carrasco 3. Sure

  74. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Hi Grey. 12 team, 5×5, roto league. I’m in dead last in WHIP and third to last in ERA, so I’ve been trying to make a move for a better SP. Would you trade…

    My: Justin Upton & Álex Colomé
    For His: Danny Salazar

    My Team:
    C Stephen Vogt
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B Danny Espinosa
    3B Todd Frazier
    SS Corey Seager
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Grégory Polanco
    OF Justin Upton
    UT Jackie Bradley Jr.
    UT Danny Valencia
    BN DJ LeMahieu

    SP Carlos Carrasco
    SP Jason Hammel
    SP Steven Matz
    SP Francisco Liriano
    SP Carlos Rodon
    SP Lucas Giolito
    SP Tyler Glasnow
    RP David Robertson
    RP Cody Allen
    RP Álex Colomé
    RP Ken Giles
    RP Ryan Buchter
    DL Sean Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know why the other guy would do it, but sure

  75. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    Remember on the Podcast when I said that Harvey having pee issues could lead to hardcore shoulder problems like Mike Minor? Cust Kayin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should be a urologist!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: for a guy that knows a lot about pitching he sure has a lot of dong knowledge too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Draining the weasel got you down? You better ice your elbow!

  76. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side:

    Wil Myers
    or
    Bradley Jr. + J. Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, it’s fair

  77. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, who u taking right now Duvall or Saunders? No specific need, just overall value. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  78. ashtray says:
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    With Bell called up I need a new guy to stash in my NA spot. Who’s your pick in a 12 teamer:

    Conforto
    Gallo
    Moncada
    Crawford
    Swanson
    Benintendi
    Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  79. Brian says:
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    is it worth dropping kelley (have him as handcuff to pap) or neris (in case gomez gets dealt) for a marginal starter like verrett, or taking a flier on bedrosian in case street gets dealt/loses the job or mauricio cabrera in case arodys gets dealt. 16 team QS league with k/bb in addtion to era, whip, ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Kelley for Cabrera

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: could actually drop karns instead of kelley. can’t imagine leblanc keeps him out of the roation all year though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Karns

  80. Searage Survivor? says:
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    Do you see Liriano getting back to his usual form in 2nd half or continuing this terrible season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  81. Searage Survivor? says:
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    On another note you starting him tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who he’s facing

  82. JAL says:
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    Got the same Duffy line, cheers. Drop the worst fantasy player of all time (on my bench) Heyward for Naquin? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  83. MisterMister says:
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    Earlier I took your advice above on Grichuk over Judge.. and now I just took your advice on Bell over Grichuk!

    Which of these 1B are better to sell and to hold, ROS, for SP: Votto or Hosmer? My 1B depth now = Votto, Hosmer, Myers (1/O) and Bell. Need to keep a push on HR/RBI. Also, what tier of SP should I expect in return?

    Much obliged, man…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Bell right now if you can, if not, sell Votto…I’d want at least Hamels (low end #1)

      • MisterMister says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What SP value for Bell? Same as Votto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way…Maybe McCullers if you get lucky?

          • MisterMister says:
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            @Grey: Got it. Didn’t think so – just making sure I understood the reply. Enjoy the All-Star break.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @MisterMister: Was that an umph nod there Mister? If not, carry on. If yes… you made my day! \ m /

      • MisterMister says:
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        @knucks: After googling “umph nod…” Nope! Carry on, my wayward son.

  84. Jon says:
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    Add a SP?

    Liriano, McCarthy, Nelson, Bud Norris, Sabathia, Leake, Eovaldi, Peavy, Ervin Santana, Colon, Fiers, Shields, Robbie Ray, Hector Santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are streamers

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: unfortunately I can’t stream in my league (add/drop limits). Looking for the best option with a now-open spot (Harvey).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCarthy

  85. Wizard of (Oz)una says:
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    12-Team Redraft, 6×6. I punt saves. Would you drop any pitcher to add Grichuk for a third bench bat, or not really necessary? Thank you, sir.

    C: Vogt
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Schoop
    SS: Lindor
    3B: Arenado
    OF1: Stanton
    OF2: Marte
    OF3: Morales
    UTIL: Frazier
    UTIL2: Belt
    Bench1: Aj Reed
    Bench2: Baez
    DL: Cain

    P1: Hendricks
    P2: Salazar
    P3: D. Duffy
    P4: Glasnow
    P5: Taillon
    P6: Ryu
    P7: Bauer
    P8: Betances
    P9: Aaron Sanchez
    P10: Chad Green
    DL1: Taijuan
    DL2: Joe Ross
    N/A: Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  86. Steve says:
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    Better stash, Judge or Moncada? Keep forever keeper. Think Moncada sees the field this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge…No on Moncada

  87. L-Boogie says:
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    As per CBS:

    Trea Turner 2B | WAS
    Nationals’ Trea Turner: Apparently will be called up Friday
    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1 hr ago) Turner will apparently be called up by the Nationals on Friday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Manager Dusty Baker said the Nationals would make a roster move Friday, and Turner is reportedly on his way to New York, so it appears he will be the player getting the call. It’s not immediately apparent where Turner will fit in the Nationals’ lineup, or if he will remain with the team after the All-Star break, but he has spent time in center field of late, so he could be used as a super-utility player if he stays with the big league club for good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: You think he’s going to a) stick around and b) get consistent ABs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A) Sure B) Unlikely

  88. andfog99 says:
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    josh bell or nomar mazara rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  89. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Bring it Archer. I’ll go down with the ship. I’ll captain this fake team straight into the gutter if that’s what it takes you mofo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…So, I watched two great docs last night… Rolling Papers and Who is Clark Rockefeller? Both on Netflix

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying to look them up. All I see about Who is Clark Rockefeller is the Lifetime movie?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not that one… Check Netflix next time you’re streaming…It’s there, something with Clark in title… So good!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s called My Friend Rockefeller

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Don’t lie, you were cuddled up on the couch with a box of tissues/wine sobbing to the Lifetime flick.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Excuse me, it’s called MyLifetime!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Ha. I’m all over that Rockefeller one though, sounds awesome. One day I’ll get to tell you about a doc you haven’t seen yet. I’ll always have Vivian Maier.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I appreciate your effort

                  • knucks says:
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                    @Grey: you’re*

                    haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I don’t even know how you have time to watch everything you do, answering all us morons constantly and all.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cougs answers all the catcher questions

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Friend of mine from CO let me know to look for Rolling Papers the other day. Had a great time out there last year… or so I’m told. I can’t really remember much of that trip.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m headed to Aspen for ASB, not really the area for stoners though

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Just make sure you Pizza before you French Fry! Or your gonna have a bad time…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Also, that is like the ninth time I’ve used your instead you’re today. Doubt anyone has noticed, but if you have, please know that it makes me cringe more than it does you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your good!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Couldn’t find the Rockefeller one either, except the Lifetime thing.

        You guys prob already saw the one about the SuperSonics leaving Seattle? Its pretty old, but I just watched that for the first time the other day. Sonicsgate or something like that i think is what its called.

        Also, not exactly a doc, but I recommend Documentary Now if you haven’t seen that at all yet. Not much of a Fred Armisen fan, but Hader kills me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, will check it out

          It’s called My Friend Rockefeller

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @knucks: Cool, I’ll take a look. Think the last time I liked the NBA Shawn Kemp was an allstar so that will work.

          • knucks says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: You’ll def dig it then. Actually, you’ll love to hate it.

            The way that all went down was disgusting. But my favorite part is when Steve Ballmer enters the mix. Never knew that. We’ll catch up later after you watch. Its on Hulu/Youtube. Reqiuem for a Team.

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

          • knucks says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: FYI though the Youtube one is wayyy too long, saw that one first a while back and stopped watching about halfway through. We use Hulu now and they have the 40ish min version. You gotta pay for the 40 min through Youtube, i just learned. Didn’t know $$$ was a thing on youtube.

            Anyways, if you watch any of Documentary Now, just watch the first episode. I think you’ll dig it Dr. Noise. Its weird as hell. Ending is classic.

      • Orphan Black says:
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        @Grey: Check out Above and Beyond on Netflix. I think you’ll like it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, thanks!

  90. MIke says:
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    Grey,

    Just lost Harvey currently have Carrasco, Cole, T. Walker, Pineda, Hammel, Shoemaker for my rotation. At 2B/MI have Villar, Altuve, Starlin and Dee Gordon coming back. Would you trade Villar for a top 25 SP (Teheran, Samaradja) or Altuve for an SP1?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Villar, but those two are not good targets

  91. Ian says:
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    Drop Tim Anderson for Trea Turner or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • knucks says:
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      @Ian: Interesting that they also recalled Pork Roll Taylor though. We’ll see about Turner’s PT…

    • knucks says:
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      @Ian: NM makes more sense with Zimm to the DL. Giolitto back to the farm for now. Not sure if he is getting the same treatment as Zach Davies? Boras was not happy about his demotion. And I wonder what kind of role he played in Harvey officially shutting it down. That was prob gonna happen anyway though. Goddamn Mets. Will be easier to keep Bart in the rotation though when Wheeler is back. Last year’s WS loss is gonna hurt more and more over time.

  92. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Should any of these be dropped for Paxton? Or hold?
    Hammel
    Pineda
    Glasnow
    Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  93. William Hung says:
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    I am now eagerly awaiting the BUY column to find out who I should pick up for Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  94. 740 says:
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    hey any of you guys starting Archer?

    i am in a dog fight for ERA, WHIP

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        thank u Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Fungazi says:
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    I had a similar question as above for next N/A stash, you answered Conforto, would you do him over Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  96. peacecoast says:
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    G I am confused a bit,

    looking at ROS projections on fangraphs and this site. Some things are weird. Smyly projects so well ROS but c’mon right? Pineda also projects well but that one I can see happening. McCarthy also looks like he could have a good ROS but hasn’t pitched but once in 14 months!

    When do you disregard these numbers and when do they feel right to you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitchers don’t always pitch to their peripherals… They should, but there’s exceptions…

  97. Random Dude says:
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    Similar to a question above, what sort of player do you think would be a good target for a Villar trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto? Cole?

  98. Dustyfingers says:
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    Adam Duvall vs Carlos Santana ROS? They seem somewhat comparable, but Santana is hitting lead off in a good lineup. Seems like Santana is due to cool off and Duvall could heat though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, likely coin flip

  99. daze says:
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    I just picked up Keppler last night. Do I now drop him for Bell
    and
    Do you think Berrios is coming back soon
    would you drop Conley or McHugh for him now or after AS Break

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bell…Hold SPs

  100. PumpkinPie says:
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    Hey Grey, got a couple questions for ya.
    1. Pick one ROS: Snell, Rodon, Kazmir, Shoemaker
    2. Pick two ROS: Grichuk, Moya, Bell, Thompson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kaz today, Shoemaker ROS…. Bell

  101. Sad Keanu says:
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    Pick up Paxton and drop Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  102. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade McCullers for Saunders ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fairish

  103. Matt says:
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    Hey great I have an opportunity to make a move for Corey seager. If I did this move it would force me to make another move I have lined up. I’m not too sure if it is worth it or not. I’m in a 12 team dynasty league and it is a 7×7 head to head format. We have two utility position spots to start aside from the usual c 1b 2b 3b ss 3 ofs My current team is as follows:

    Welington Castillo- c
    Steven piscotty, prince fielder- 1b
    Dustin Pedroia, Joe panik- 2b
    Kyle Seager, mikial Franco- 3b
    Carlos correa, Johnny peralta- ss
    Yoenis Cespedes, Justin upton, Ryan Braun, Jackie Bradley jr David peralta Corey Dickerson Steven Moya- of
    Bradley zimmer Manuel Margot Gary Sanchez- NA spots

    We can only start 10 I have Franco starting every day at Util with Bradley jr and fielder splitting time at the moment.

    My pitching is very weak:
    David Price
    Gerrit Cole
    Colin mchugh
    Mike leake
    Kevin gausman
    Cc Sabathia
    Trevor Bauer
    Drew smyly
    Doug fister
    Jeanmar Gomez
    Luke gregorson

    Now the deals would be as followed:

    I trade cespedes and Cole and receive Corey Seager Randal grichuck and Robbie ray.

    My next move would then be moving Justin upton and Gary Sanchez for Kyle Hendricks and Chris Tillman or Rick porcello.

    What do you think I should do. Hold, do both deals, or just the upton deal.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. John says:
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    Bell, Trea or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Done. I hope he has a clear path to playing time asap. hurdle issues!

        What are your thoughts on Bregman? I have one more move for the week and could grab him but Astros seem crowded with Reed, Valbuena, Gattis, Gonzalez at the corners or DH???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d stash Bregman

  105. Scott says:
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    Start Pedro Alvarez v. Shoemaker in BAL
    or Matt Adams vs. Jimmy Nelson in MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  106. Muskysmell says:
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    I’m a little shocked that someone dropped Shoemaker in my league. I could always use pitching, how much would you bid to pluck him off waivers? 12 team mixed roto.
    $100 FAAB dollars left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

  107. Jack florida says:
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    Redraft drop 1
    Travis, anderson, baez, j turner,
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  108. DC says:
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    Sat d’Arnaud’s HR yesterday for Rupp @COL. Is there a term for sitting a guy against your own SP and having him jack a dong off of him? DOH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin’ your stepsister?

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey: lol this is gold. Er, grey. Grey gold? You get it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • peacecoast says:
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      @DC: How about “Refusin’ the reach around”

  109. Jon says:
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    10 team, keep 18 league, 5×5 stats. Either of these offers you’d consider?

    Trade my Goldschmidt for his Chris Davis, Taillon, and Kelvin Herrera? (I have Wade Davis on the DL)

    Or deal Carrasco for Taillon and Herrera?

    I have droppable guys at the back end of my roster so clearing space for extra players isn’t an issue. Trying to win this year but also look to future years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  110. nick the dick says:
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    Shallow league, just grabbed Baez. Trea worth a shot over him, or not a nare nutta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  111. Scott says:
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    Which of these SPs are droppable/streamers?
    Ryu
    Bauer
    Giolito
    Glasnow
    Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All in some leagues

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Update, Giolito has been optioned back to Triple-A. I suppose he’s the drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  112. nick the dick says:
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    Come Grey, come Ralph, come Noisey, come one, come all. New Ill Bill is upon us.
    https://youtu.be/Z9WM2-EuwxA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, listening now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These guys don’t like Talib Kweli huh?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Who does? Haha

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @nick the dick: Good look. Don’t have to go on my usual Friday after work hip-hop scavenger hunt now.

      That A.F.R.O. Polo ep is supposedly dropping next Friday. We’ll see.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @nick the dick: I’ve really only heard him on guest spots, always like his versus. Love his Step Brothers verse. Got that mafioso vibe like he should be rhyming with Rae.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Yeah he’s always a good feature, solid vibe from him. https://youtu.be/0ZvpYZK6Lhs
            Funny cuz I guess he announced his new album on Twitter with a picture of him standing with Rae. He has Rae-ish qualities.

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: Haha, dumb luck on me saying that.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @nick the dick: The Cult Leader!!!! Love when he’s on this twisted shizz.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah that’s the suff right there! You end up going to the Non Phixion show?

  113. Scott says:
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    Giolito optioned back to Triple-A. Should I drop him in RCLs? I’m already doing good with pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  114. Funscombe says:
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    Thanks for the great write up!

    You were right about Ryu. And Harvey! Bummer bummer.

    Gotta replace Harvey now. Gonna keep Ross in my DL slot.

    Norris, Fiers, Hellickson, McCarthy Dickey are all on FA list. All have done pretty well the last month….which also means they could be due for a regression?

    What order do you rank them, who takes Harvey’s spot? It will probably be an improvement either way, lol.

    Anyway thanks for the write up again and enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream…McCarthy, Hellickson…Thanks!

  115. Unhappilymarried says:
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    Pick up Josh Bell or Trea Turner for UTL spot? I would be dropping D. Travis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  116. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    (up to 3 year keeper league)
    Should I trade Giolito and Franco for Cueto and Castellanos?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. Grey

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

  118. Nate says:
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    Bregman or Bell ROS in a redraft?

    • Grey

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

  119. Grey

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

  120. rick says:
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    gregorious or kepler?

  121. Greg says:
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    Hey Grey what’s up. ROS Gregorius vs. T Anderson.

    Plus, any chance Cardinals continue to play Garci while Carp is out? Devon Travis benched two days in a row. Uh oh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: ah. So no answer? :)

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