Not sure how many of you saw it yesterday, but Terry Collins got heated in a press conference when the Mets’ PR guy wanted him to tell the media more about Syndergaard.  Finally, Collins called him a puppy dog and stormed out.  Now, in a move that will be sure to make even the best PR person sweat, the Mets are in final talks to reunite with Jose Reyes.  The news picked up steam when management asked that the players’ wives not travel with the team.  Also, Wilmer Flores better not cry if Reyes joins the team.  Reyes smells the slightest weakness and he becomes a slap hitter (of recent vs. of old).  So, what can we expect of Reyes if he does land on the Mets, or any team, because he will sign somewhere.  Last year, in 116 games, he had 7 homers, 24 steals and a .274 average.  Honestly, that’s not that bad.  He can’t stay healthy, but maybe starting in July will help with that.  Figure he can play 80 games, which should put him in the area of a 7-10 HRs, 17-25 SBs and a .270 average.  Not terrible if you’re struggling at shortstop or MI.  Maybe the Mets will say eff it and also hire Doc Gooden to cut the foul lines.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Noah Syndergaard – Cleared to start on Monday vs. the Nats.  Take that, you puppy dog!

Yoenis Cespedes – Didn’t start yesterday due to his mild wrist strain, but he received a cortisone shot and should be okay.  Is that good enough for you, puppy dog?!

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  I got strong feels for the poor sap that drafted Chris Archer and Harvey.  I wonder if he was a 1 Bartolo-sized Altuve guy or a 10 Altuve-sized Bartolo guy.  Because what the Twitter poll proved is there are two distinct camps at Razzball.  Seriously, how does that shizz come out exactly at 50%?!  Are you people messing with me?

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s done un gotz recently, but, if you like to monocle players, I could see strapping one on.  A monocle, for chrissakes.

Starling Marte – Out again with his foot ailment, but he pinch hit yesterday. (Pinched hit?  Pinch hat? Pinched hat?)  So, your oddly-shaped prayers seemed to have worked.

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.93.  He was perfect through the first six batters and I was like, “Great, now I have to write a lede about Niese, but how many nose jokes can I make?”  But then the Giants exploded for four runs in the 3rd inning and Niese eventually got the hook, which is what people say when his profile is blocking them.

Mac Williamson – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He would’ve made a nice batty call, which he would appreciate since he sounds like a blaxploitation star.  “Mac Williamson, hang up your full-length fur coat!”  That’s Mac Williamson’s woman giving him a hard time when he gets home from hustling.

Nick Tepesch – Called up to start tonight.  It’s no coincidence that his last name translates from Hebrew into “to pass over.”

Jett Bandy – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Jett Bandy?  Is he a baseball player or the manager for The Monkees?  Jett Bandy does have above average power, but is behind Carlos Perez on the depth charts.  Plus, Jett Bandy!

Tim Lincecum – 3 IP, 4 ER.  Like Altuve, that was short-lived.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Lincecum giving up a shot to Semien is like the pot calling the kettle black.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  Been miserably cold in June (3 HRs, hitting around .225), so hopefully this is the start of something.

Arismendy Alcantara – 1-for-4 and a caught stealing as he played 2nd base.  It feels like just yesterday I had a Delaware-sized boner for Arismendy.  Now it’s the size of Rhode Island and mother-effin’ Curt Schilling’s bankrupting it.  Stop bankrupting my boner, Curt Schilling!  I would keep a monocled eye on Alcantara just in case he starts hitting.

Ryan Madson – 1 IP, 0 ER, but pitched the 8th while Sean Doolittle went in the 9th and gave up 2 ER.  Madson pitched against the heart of the lineup, so it was for matchups.  You gotta love a team with a 30-42 record playing matchups.  Unless of course you own their closer!

Tommy Joseph – Missed yesterday’s game with a cold.  He needs some of that Andres Blanco chicken soup!

Ryan Howard – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer.  Do you know what he’s batting?  Oh, no, much lower.  Lower still.  .008?  No, c’mon, that’s not even a guess.  He’s batting .150!  He has 27 hits on the year.  He’s making $25 million!  His OBP is .204!  That’s in 59 games/180 at-bats too.  It’s not like he’s a strictly bench option.  Oh, and Howard only has three less RBIs than Freddie Freeman.

Cesar Hernandez – 4-for-4, 3 runs.  Fun fact!  Cesar’s favorite song is Roam by the B-52s.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.  WTF?!  That’s ‘What the Freddy,’ obviously.

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Twins’ B lineup.  Well, Nunez was out of the lineup, and…Actually, now that I think about it, that was more or less the Twins’ A lineup.  My bad.  Well, more the Twins’ bad.

Trevor Plouffe – Out with a right groin strain.  Right?  How many groins does he have?!

Krispie Young – Hit the DL with a strain of the hamstring.  A hamstrain, so to speak.  *puts sunglasses on an emoji*

Rick Porcello – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.93.  I nearly streamed Porcello, and I’d say I’m relieved that I didn’t, but his line is nearly what I get from Chris Archer every time out.  Yay, Chris Archer, you effin’ schmohawk!  Or as my autocorrect likes to put it, you elfin mohawk, which Google tells me makes Chris Archer look like this.

James Shields – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 15.80 in the AL, and 6.22 overall.  Figures Shields has his best game in the AL in Fenway.  Figures because baseball follows the pattern of a butterfly on coke.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Get to 27 homers and I will never draft you again, but I also won’t speak ill of you.  Like a responsible divorcee talking to his child about the piece of crap that is three months late on child support.

Alex Avila – 4-for-5 with four singles for the Juan Pierre cycle!  I wonder where Juan Pierre is now.  I’m guessing he bought a Burger King franchise.  “No, you have to choke up on the french fry like this!”

James McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Well, guess I shouldn’t have dropped McCann for Rupp.  I’m like a DNP-seeking missile for catchers.

Daniel Norris – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Here’s me watching Norris.  *insert clever picture that encapsulates my feeling at the time*  Here’s me afterwards.  *insert less clever picture, because I only have enough cleverness for one clever picture*  Norris was a preseason favorite of mine, but he doesn’t look right.  Wasn’t fooling anyone yesterday, and will likely be headed back to the minors, and, even if he’s not, I wouldn’t mess with him yet.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  I mean, not crazy amazing, but you gotta love he’s trying to help your fantasy team after two months where he was actively turning a blind eye like a chancellor of a university.

Adrian Sampson – Left yesterday’s game with elbow discomfort.  What began as a normal day for Sampson, stopping off at Supercuts…

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .239.  Mean’s while, I have one homer from my catcher slot all year from a random Yan Gomes pickup.  Lowercase yay.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4 and two homers (17, 18).  Crazy thing (not crazy), Cruz hasn’t even had one of those stretches yet where you’re saying dayum.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  You know what he’s doing right?  The March of Double Dimes.  The whole way you’re thinking, “Well, Leonys is aight.  Dot dot dot.  Actually, he’s boring me, I wanna pick up someone else.”  Then, in September, you see him with 20/20 and, you’re like, “I guess I didn’t need to pick up Daniel Hudson for that random save in June, and could’ve held Leonys.”

Jake Lamb – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Goodbaaaaah ball!

Socrates Brito – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’d absolutely add him if I were looking for some upside.  And, brucely, aren’t we all?

Zack Greinke – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.61.  The game was Coors, so even the Stream-o-Nator was like, “Yo, homey, you sure you want some of this?  By the way, will you be my friend?”  Aw, the Stream-o-Nator is sad!

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  All brays to Mini Donkey!

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 as he played 1st base.  Maddon said Contreras could start seeing time in the outfield too.  The Cubs can’t find him playing time?  Contreras mon frere!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.10.  Sung a’la LFO, “I like guys that know how to pitch, if I could have one wish, it would be to get rid of Chris…Archer.”  Sorry, that song has been stuck in my head.  Damn you, 90s on 9.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Here’s hoping StupiDon Mattingly doesn’t bench him again today.  He’s not a platoon player, you buffoon!

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  OZUNA learn from Bonds.  OZUNA wait for his pitch.  OZUNA mime taking number at deli counter when entering batter’s box.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  Garbage, garbage, garbage, garbage times a trillion, then he faces the best team in baseball and throws a Quality Start. Sonavabench!

Derek Norris – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Facepalm.  Why did I drop Derek Norris again?  I’m having a game of catcher musical chairs where there’s twenty empty chairs and every time I sit down the chair collapses.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .267.  After the game, Kemp emailed video of his home run to Theo Epstein with the subject heading, “I Can Be A Bullpen Catcher.”

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .263.  Tied for the league in homers.  I’ll just let that wash over you.

Homer Bailey – Will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.  Always interested in news on him, because I love his choices.  Loved, loved, loved him in The Big Short.

Joey Votto – Missed yesterday’s game with the flu.  He’d make a good airplane.  Works better if you say it out loud.

  1. Chris says:
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    Is jose reyes worth a stash? own semien at ss and don’t have a backup mi and was looking for more runs and sb. If so which catcher would you cut out of grandal or darnaud. Btw, I added grandal when darnaud went on dl. Darnaud off dl now, so don’t know which one to keep, they both suck. Thanks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Chris: Not on any of my teams he isn’t.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: So backup SS instead of backup catcher? Sure, same difference.

    • theone189 says:
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      “four singles for the Juan Pierre cycle!  I wonder where Juan Pierre is now.  I’m guessing he bought a Burger King franchise”

      @Chris:

      Everyone has value in the right situation. If FA is a complete crap hole in your league, stash him. A player doesnt have to do to much at MI to have value and make a dif in a deep league.

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        @theone189:

        Btw drop the guy with worst CT% and worst spot in batting order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, lose d’Arnaud

  2. Justin says:
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    12 team head to head, would you hold with Russell at 2B or pick up Baez / J. Rameriez for the rest of the season?

  3. The Black Adder says:
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    Streamonator doesn’t much like Salazar for his next start. I have a hard time benching him. Would you?

  4. Christian Herman says:
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    Thoughts on Brett Lawrie & his struggles at the plate?

    • Estudiante says:
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      @Christian Herman:
      at this point, it’s pretty much par for the course, isn’t it?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Christian Herman: So, Nobody will pick him up next year. He seems like Gordon Beckham 2.0

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Christian Herman: Yes, my thoughts are.

      He sucks. Why do you own him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Christian Herman: He’s as good/bad as expected. If you’re thinking about dropping him for “that” guy, yes go ahead.

  5. Mike says:
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    Great read!

    2 questions for you kind sir:

    1. I own a snazzy sub 1.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP on the week, but trail by about 30 k’s. I don’t want to blow up the stats I just mentioned, but do I start Taillon (vs the Dodgers) and Cody Reed (vs SD) or sit one or both?

    2. What kind of arm or bat do you think I could get with a Gattis/J-Upton offer?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: what’s the point?

      Those 2 don’t equal 30k’s

      2. No idea exactly what you’re asking. Upton top 50, doubt you’ll even be able to get top 100 in return. Gattis same thing, plus he’s a catcher, I’m never trading for a catcher. Not even Posey. I will own my waiver add Ramos all year.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Yeah those two guys aren’t going to get you 30 K’s. If there are other factors like other starters you have that you’re not mentioning, it might make a difference.

      • Mike Schenk says:
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        @Cram It: I’ve got degrom and wright going this weekend. I was hoping to chip away and the lead in K’s, but don’t want to loose the ERA/WHIP lead I have.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mike Schenk: I know, you can win ERA and WHIP as it stands but lose K’s and W’s. Or you can try for K’s and W’s but risk losing ERA and WHIP….I get it. Something you have to weigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: 1. Bench both 2. Carrasco plus sweetener?

  6. Wild Thing says:
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    Rest of season could you rank Eaton, Brito and Pillar? I need a replacement for JD Martinez. I have Eaton and Pillar but could drop one for Brito. Thanks!

    • DonnieB says:
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      Eaton,Pillar,Brito

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wild Thing: Pillar, Brito. Eaton is so meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wild Thing: Agree with Cram, unless really ROS then Pillar, Eaton

  7. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pillar or Leonys Martin? I figure after those hamstring issues Martin will have less SB?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: 20/20 sounds pretty good to me…Martin

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great read as always, except better!

    a. Made it to Abeche and a convoy is coming to pick me up to take me to Farchana USA by road. My connecting flight from Abeche to Farchana was cancelled because the rain hadn’t dried up sufficiently on the tarmac.

    b. Start Taillon tonight in a 12-team ESPN 5×5 RCL? He goes up against LAD at home. Am desperate for wins with only 42 (in 7th place).

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 24-26)

    Sergeant: Go, go, go! SWAT! SWAT! Drop your weapon!
    Innocent victim: I’m not scared of you!
    Sergeant: Freeze! Drop your weapon!
    Innocent victim: No! No!
    Horatio: Sergeant, I’m confused.
    Sergeant: We had a credible threat, Lieutenant. Victim came at me with that knife.
    Horatio: I don’t see any blood on that knife.
    Sergeant: He didn’t get close enough to stab me.
    Horatio: So nobody actually got stabbed. Where is the family, Sergeant?
    Sergeant: Wife’s outside with my men.
    Horatio: What about the kids?
    Sergeant: Cleared the premises.
    Horatio: No “next of” in the house. Sergeant, it would appear that you acted on unsubstantiated information.
    Sergeant: And we are very sorry about the casualties sir. But tactically, Lieutenant, we were in the right.
    Horatio: Wait outside.
    tripp: No kids, no gun.
    Horatio: He must have grabbed a knife for self-defense.
    tripp: What the hell has happened here?
    Horatio: Frank, it’s called crime scene (cue the queue of sunglasses) investigation.

    d. It was solid gold, right? Worth the wait from yesterday?

    Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. I imagine someone jumpstarting a plane in Chad on the tarmac B. Yeah, think you have to C. Nice!

  9. Surfer dude says:
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    hi, h2h, thoughts on Nola for ROS – thanks

  10. LuceWayne says:
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    Should I cut Kelley or Esteves to make room for R. Iglasies? Both are interim closers, but McGee was awful I’m thinking Esteves could stick. Thoughts?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @LuceWayne: Estevez could stick, but McGee was not awful. More likely scenario is that McGee regains job when he returns, pitches decent and amasses saves, and then is trades at the trade deadline.

      • knucks says:
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        @Five-On-One: Also, Ottavino will be back

      • Luce Wayne says:
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        @Five-On-One:

        Well Mcgee’s ERA is 4,98 and he has 15 ks in 21 IP.. so he hasn’t been good..

        So should I drop him or Kelley today?

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Luce Wayne: why would you drop Kelly when he’s getting saves? That makes zero sense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LuceWayne: McGee was pretty bad, agreed…. I’d cut Kelley if I had to keep Raisel, which I’m not sure why you do

      • Luce Wayne says:
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        @Grey:

        Holds and maybe future closer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not closing

  11. Chicken Shack says:
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    K Marte, J Harrison, D Travis, J Ramirez all seem like the same type player ROS. Does one stand out, good or bad, in this group ???

    Enjoy the weekend !!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chicken Shack: Travis has the most upside for me.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Travis or Profar ROS? Either a keeper?

  12. Five-On-One says:
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    Starlin or Jose for ROS?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @knucks: Sorry for the confusion. I meant the guy Grey wrote about – Reyes. It was clear in my head, dammit!

        • knucks says:
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          @Five-On-One: Nah no probs, just wanna make sure that its clear for him when he gets to your Q and you don’t get skipped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Castro, though slightly apples/oranges

  13. HudsonValleyPerfecto says:
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    Great shizz as always G

    Looking forward to the buy sell article later on today.

    In a 12 team h2h 7 keeper league ops and qs are extra cats one NA slot. Is this team Good enough to make a run? I’ve made multiple trades and have gained 15 games in the last 3 weeks. Also is there anyone on this team that you would want for Arenado? I’m trying to make a move for him. My roster is as such

    Gattis hosmer Castro Desmond castellanos Bryant belt Mazara fraizer Travis peralta worth

    Degrom Salazar Quintana A.sanchez smyly Roark eickhoff Bauer

    Krod Harris dyson

    Dl wheeler
    NA berrios.

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HudsonValleyPerfecto: Thanks! Team looks decent, I’d move Quintana, Salazar or deGrom and Cast for Arenado

  14. Prettay, Prettay, Pretaaay... Prettay good says:
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    Grey,

    Got an intriguing trade offer. I send away Hector Rondon for Carlos Carrasco.

    Right now I have 5 closers:
    W. Davis
    S. Dyson
    H. Rondon
    S. Cishek
    J. Jeffress

    And my starters are as follows:
    Arrieta
    Sale
    Price
    Liriano
    Rodon
    Gio
    Straily

    H2H league where I am in first place so trying to optimize for a playoff run. Should I take it? I know you like Carrasco, but his peripherals look down this year compared to last year.

  15. Gator says:
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    Great year so far by Ozuna & Duvall. What’s an early 2017 ranking? Could both be top 40 hitters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Yeah, Ozuna can, Duvall feels top 75, but if he’s leading the majors at the end of year in homers, then top 40

  16. Erik says:
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    I think baseball is more like a butterfly on LSD.

  17. Ron Boudrot says:
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    Grey
    One of the best reads of the season!! Jett Bandy and Mac Williamson should be in the next remake of Shaft based in name value alone. Your Chris Archer hate is well placed. Talk about your bankrupted boners. A bigger elfin schmohawk does not exist. He is an untradeable ,undroppable piece of hot garbage. I tried to trade him for Matt Wisler and got rejected. Who the hell owns Matt Wisler for more than a stream in the first place? Archer holds the title of Ace Hole on my pitching staff at this point.

  18. Five-On-One says:
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    Looking ahead a bit –
    2-start Chen (@ DET and @ NYM) or 2-start Bradley (vPHI and vSD)?
    Bradley has the better matchups, but in the worse park.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Five-On-One: I want nothing to do with @Det for Chen….go Bradley

  19. Gregarious says:
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    Pulling the trigger on my Cueto for his Correa…you guys think this make sense? Still left with Sale, Harvey, Fulmer, Shoe, Smyly, Zach Davies, and T Ross on the DL. Can also grab Paxton/Reed off waivers….

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Gregarious: I don’t think anyone is going to be made about this… so I feel like you might be gloating a bit.

      • Gregarious says:
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        @CMUTimmah: dude not at all! honestly, my first year involved in fantasy baseball so have a tough time valuing pitching vs. hitting…

        • knucks says:
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          @Gregarious: First year? You’ve come to the right place my friend. Best of luck.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Gregarious: It’s the guy trading you Correa for Cueto’s first year too.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gregarious: Take it and run

      • Gregarious says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks all – appreciate the advice

    • Gregarious says:
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      @Gregarious: Follow-up question for next week:

      Rodon vs. MIN
      or
      Archie vs. PHI
      ?

  20. Great Bambino says:
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    Khris Davis or Carlos Santana ROS for UTL? Thanks!

  21. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty 6×6 h2h. K/BB extra cat, plus QS instead of W.

    Trade either brett phillips or a 2nd rd prospect pick (will probably be between 14 and 16th of round) for cishek? my other closers are melancon, madson, papelbon/kelley.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brian: If it helps you win this year sure…if you dont think so then hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Agree with F

  22. peacecoast says:
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    Morning Grey,

    r u still in the desert?

    I went to Palm Springs earlier this year and it was kinda weird for me. Most of the people staying at the resort were from….California! From places like Newport Beach etc. I don’t get it why go to a desert resort for R&R when you live in CA at a beach? Please enlighten me. Although I guess CA is so huge you people have to be able to go somewhere within driving distance for vacation. It was a cool place though but all those windmill things scared me for some reason.

    so on to today’s SP starts. I am thinking sit Rodon vs TOR at home? and I wanna start Reed @ home vs SD cuz I just picked him up but aren’t SD feasting off lefties lately?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Ha, yeah, I’m still in the desert… Cougs’ parents are ballers, I’m in a gorgeous house, chilling… I have LA all year, change of pace for a few… I’d bench Rodon, Reed isn’t safe but I’d start him in right circumstances

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: You live in Palm Springs? My good buddy from high school lives there. He moved out there 20 years ago. Jason Ross is his name if you know him. He’s always at some local bar called Fireside lounge. He’s a good dude

  23. Johnc says:
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    As an Archer owner in 2015 and for the first two months of the year this season, I felt the pain. I flipped him for JUp 30 days ago and never looked back. But then I did…..since July 1, 2015, Archer is 7-18 with an ERA over 4 and a WHIP of 1.3. This six month sample size is enough for me to say he is Liriano. (Now that this is in writing I expect him to pitch like he did in early 2015).

  24. Scott says:
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    You’d think Conforto could see a giant wall in front of him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Or a glass door

  25. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Can AJ Reed please get the call? He’s been almost as useless as Carlos Gomez.

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Actually he’s been pretty hot lately. Check the game log. Just homered last night too. Their argument is that Marwin and Valbuena are both doing well so why mess with success. BECAUSE THEY ARE MARWIN AND VALBUENA IDIOT.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s been hot, but Martin Prado gets hot too, doesn’t make him good

          • Garbage Day says:
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            @Grey: @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Right right, I meant Reed has been hot, not Marwin or Valbuena. Reed has an eight-game hitting streak going, hitting .411 with three dongs and 7 RBI over that span. That’s not too shabby.

            • Garbage Day says:
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              @Grey: @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’m stashing him again. We’re starting to sound like the boy who cried Reed but I think it’s happening next week or sooner.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hope so

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah that’s what I thought too

  26. Scott says:
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    Fun Fact!
    In my NL-only league, Derek Norris is actually my 1st baseman

  27. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I wish there was a way to bet against a player for points. I saw my namesake’s stinker coming a mile away (as I’m sure you all did as well).

    As a Harvey-Archer (and Cole) owner who dropped Desmond and Ozuna due to their slow starts, I have to admit that things have been less than ideal. However, I recently received an email informing me that a distant relative I’ve never heard of has passed away and a bank wants to deed me all his assets once I send my social and checking accounts numbers. Things are looking up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: Yeah, actually watched Lincecum last night, he looked like toast…. HA!

  28. Scott says:
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    My prayer Moebius strip for Giancarlo worked!

  29. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    AL only lost krispie, got beat to crisp (wasn’t up late enough when yahoo’s day starts), which of d.jennings/muncy. both right side starters. can likely add smolinski for lefty days at OAK.

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It: same league (with QS over wins)

      2. nolasco has been surprisingly useful (until last start), dickey probably best FA SP. grab overton or hold? h2h league, nolasco is my 8th SP. barely missed grabbing mengden

        • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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          @Grey: surprisingly useful over at least the 3 starts before the most recent one (even with K’s)

          • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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            @Mobin Can’t Hack It: had been using andriese in that spot till he got demoted. had traded hill for value elsewhere.

            • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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              @Mobin Can’t Hack It: crap, overton grabbed just before answer here.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh, he’s garbage either way

  30. Just Busted says:
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    Drop Mazara for Napoli? Napoli just came up on waivers in my H2H Yahoo 12 team

  31. TonyD says:
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    Magic 8-ball, should I drop Welington Castillo for Derrek Norris?

    • Scott says:
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      @TonyD: Sources Say No

  32. Scott says:
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    Would you rather stream Phil Gosselin vs. Tim Anderson in Colorado, or Eugenio Suarez vs. Colin Rea in Cincinnati?

  33. Jon says:
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    Taiwan Walker or Carlos Rodon for now and future

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Walker

  34. billiejak says:
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    Is there some sort of Razzball pagan holiday for when J.Eickhoff starts against the A’s?

  35. Ray says:
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    Votto/J Upton for Kyle Seager/Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Seager

  36. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday gang,

    Best short term pickup QS and k/9 league:

    Guerra, Mengden, Griffin

    • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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      @Nightpandas: Guerra’s been good to me strikeout-wise the few times I’ve streamed him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nightpandas: Depends what their matchups are. But Guerra.

  37. Zeus says:
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    Particularly funny column today Grey. Loved the Semien and Blaxploitation blurbs. But even as I come with praise I will curse you as well for having that LFO song burned in my head for the rest of the day. Maybe a lunch of Chinese food and having it not make me sick will help. Though I do like it when girls stop by for the summer, summer. Baaagghgh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: I just got it out!

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: I just need to listen to some Robin Quivers songs to get it out. Those always get stuck but at least they’re funby

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  38. Pete says:
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    I received a trade offer and I could really use all opinions.
    I send: Betts, Gausman, D. Norris, Kelley (last three are pretty much replacement level)
    I receive: Price, Maeda, A. Sanchez, W. Davis

    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 Forever League
    C – Gattis
    1B – Pujols, Hanley (OF)
    2B – Schoop, Turner
    SS – Bogaerts, Bregman
    3B – Sano, Valencia (both OF eligible)
    OF – Betts, Stanton, Polanco, Heyward
    SP – Strasburg, Martinez, Roark, Velasquez, Walker, Smyly, Gausman, Norris
    RP – Robertson, Colome, Vizcaino, Kelley

    It’s really a win now move and I’m sitting in 2nd place. I could really use the pitching and my keepers would most likely be Stanton, Polanco, Bogaerts, Strasburg, and Sano after the trade with a few other possible options. Is it worth it to give away Betts for a run this year? I believe I could swap out his Sanchez for his McCullers if that helps. How close is it? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pete: Are Price and Maeda his two best pitchers?

      • Pete says:
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        @Cram It: The only pitcher better than those two is Jose Fernandez. He’s a big Red Sox fan and he’s trying to upgade his keepers and play for next year. His team:
        Correa, Lindor, Bautista, Cano, Franco, Pederson, Contreras, Profar, Lucroy, Adams, Tomas, O’Brien
        Fernandez, Price, Maeda, Aaron Sanchez, McCullers, Gray, Leake, Fister, Davis, Osuna, FRod, Casilla

      • Pete says:
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        @Cram It: Maybe I could swing a trade like Fernandez and WDavis for Betts but I’m not sure how willing he is to part with JoFer.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Pete: I agree to win now, but personally don’t think it’s enough. Maeda is solid, but I’d be worried about Sanchez getting shut down early. I’d see if you could work Jo-Fer in. Just Price and Jo-Fer? Throw in Hanley? Wait for Grey.

          • Pete says:
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            @Cram It: Ok, thanks for the insight. I’m sure I can part with Betts, especially since he will be a top 5 keeper if he keeps playing like this.

            • Pete says:
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              @Pete: *I’m not sure

            • Cram It says:
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              @Pete: Sure thing. He’s a stud for years to come. I’d only part with him if it equalled winning this year AND taking care of you for the future.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Pete: I’m still keeping Betts

  39. PHIL says:
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    Eickhoff or Smyly ?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: start smyly sunday @ BAL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  40. datdudebp says:
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    My Duvall for his Samardzija? I really need pitching help.

  41. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rank ’em ROS – Melvin Upton, Joc Pederson, Jason Heyward

  42. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league, someone dropped Mikael Franco. Would you drop Javier Baez for him?

  43. dhouse says:
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    If I am super desperate for steals in my 12-team 5×5 roto league (4th/5th overall, but last in sb), can I trade my Joe Ross for DJ LaMehieu, or is that too much to pay? My pitching is not super awesome but has been ok so far (carrasco, hill, wright, sanchez, paxton etc) My 2b has been rotating awfulness so far. I also recently traded for Starling Marte but I still need more steals.

  44. ashtray says:
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    I need a boost to my counting stats at my Util positions. Please pick 4 of these dudes:
    12 team H2H

    Maybin
    Mazara
    Werth
    Bour
    Morales
    Pillar
    Mauer
    FraGu

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Grossman and Reynolds are in there too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Maz, Pillar, Bour, Maybin

  45. ashtray says:
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    We can keep 2 guys each year at the cost of where he was drafted. Schwarber was cut after he was hurt so if I added him I’d get to keep him for a 23rd round pick. Would he return enough value next year to make it worth stashing him on my DL for the rest of the year?

    12 team H2H 7×7 (hitter cats include K & OBP)

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: Sure, why not? What else are you using the spot for?

  46. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Streaming Rodon vs. Toronto tonight. That ought to work out well.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha. So 6 shutout innings with 7K’s sounds about right. Eh, I’ve suffered through worse shellackings this season…I mean, Pineda is still my best option in one league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch…You watch Jake the Snake?

  47. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola Grey,

    16-team league with holds. Who’s the better RP DL stash who’ll help with ratios?

    Ottavino, J.Smith, O’Day or Kela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: I’d just look at their recent news and pick the one due back soon (Ottavino?)

  48. Birdmann says:
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    Seriously on Abreu, I have never owned him until this year, when I thought holy crap I got him in the beginning of the second round I am going to kill people this year. I guess you can blame his numbers on my ownership.

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I take full responsibility for my actions I will never do it again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you!

  49. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    In the immortal words of Herman Cain, “Awwww schucky-ducky”!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Haha…You see Katrina on last MasterChef? Whatever happened to her being on the podcast?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: No clue – like I said, she is a friend from college who I haven’t seen since the early 2000s – I sent her the info on Facebook, must not have been interested. Missed Masterchef. I’ve been binge watching the Cabennero Effect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well, I wonder if now that her ‘fame’ has subsided, she’d be more receptive…. Yeah, love the Cabannaro Effect, that was a Nick the Dick call

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I never heard of it, then saw the episode with the juicer – and now am hooked. Super funny stuff.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, are there new episodes airing now?

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: I belive so – we just recently quit cable and have Playstation Vue – I’m still figuring it out, but it seems like they are new episodes. Pretty cool service IMO.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sweet, Cougs wants to cut our cords completely I’m hesitant

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: I’d check it out – there is a free trial period. I think we pay $30 a month, and get all of the channels we normally watched.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you sound like Cougs… Now just say you have a headache and the impression will be complete…

  50. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Thor, Arrieta,DeGrom,Hamels—-please rank them. Thinking of trading Thor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta, Thor, deGrom

  51. Scott says:
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    Brad Miller or Whit Merrifield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield

  52. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    IF it happens would you consider Reyes an upgrade over Segura? His overall numbers are solid but his last 30 days have been pretty yawnstipating… Maybe they would be similar really?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see possibly, yeah, but I’d likely hold Segura

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Duke: if you think segura’s numbers are yawnstipating you didn’t own reyes last time he played.

  53. nick the dick says:
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    Hit(ting), Hit(ting), the drama that Jose Reyes bringin’, on his wife’s jaw he be tingin’
    https://youtu.be/TwkXCnDK7yc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Listening right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like this guy better than Aesop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, listening to this already…My Youtbe is just playing Celph…. I thought you liked Aesop

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why don’t you like him?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Cuz i’m thick-headed and fickle. And also a happening waiting to accident, blessed sacriment festering blasphemist, transient arrogant acrobat
                riding camelback under circus tents, nervous off Percocets,
                possessed laughs like I’m at Bernie Mac’s funeral services

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m thick-headed and fickle too! That’s why I’m not feeling him

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Don’t forget our smarts, unmatched wits and supreme handsomeness too! If he was really that good, one of us would like him. But we don’t. So he ain’t.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We are two peas in a pod! Your dad is almost jealous of us, almost

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @nick the dick: “I’ll leave you with more loose stools than a bar chair repair shop.” Favorite Celph punchline.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Love it!

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Grey: I’m joining in on the Rubix Cuban links

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: That is one of my favorites. Not even fair having Celph feature on a track, he always has the best verse

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: That Reseda Beach album is so sneaky good. I’m gonna have to go re-buy the Gatalog now, my compact discs are MIA.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I might have to do the same. All my cds were stolen a few months back. He needs to drop that Fresh Prince Of Hell’s Lair already. I got a big cup of Celph lemonade sitting here, I need to drink this shit!

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @nick the dick: I’m still holding on to a bunch of cds that made it through the years. I don’t get Celph’s lack of music. Is there a reason?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Awesome!

  54. Theo for President says:
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    Approximately where do you think JBJ will be ranked next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      120

      • Theo for President says:
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        @Grey:

        Really?! That seems pretty low… How does he compare to Piscotty ROS and for next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Little below

  55. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Stanton will sit every other day. What could be more positive reinforcement (in Mattingly’s mind) than: “See, when you sit him, he homers the next game!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  56. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Daily question….. Pick 2 for today, Frazier Cain odubel cgomez seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea which Seager or matchups

  57. North says:
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    Please rank: Kiipnis, Schoop, Travis ROS?

    12 team H2H, weekly points? Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Kipnis

  58. Sport says:
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    Have Contreras at catcher after dropping Vogts for him. Now Gattis hit the wire. Drop Contreras for him, roster both, or stand pat?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roster both for now

  59. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    not bitching, just curious, but how does carpenter get 1B in espn, didn’t think he had 10 starts there? this helps me big time as i can move carp to 1B today, yesmany in COL to 3B, suarez to CI and not have to start carter vs scherzer if rizzo is out again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, have to check game log

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Just need 10 games at a position, not starts, which he has at 1B.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @VinWins: it’s 10 appearances, yeah, he’s got those

  60. ashtray says:
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    Profar has only started twice and pinch hit once out of the last 7 games. He’s 4/9 in that span but the playing time is starting to look like it’ll be a real issue there. Move on to Gregorious or Semien or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  61. Bye Felica says:
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    Grey, He’s 17 years old. Don’t know if you heard of him but he’s going to be one of the greats if he sticks with it. This is ridiculous..
    https://youtu.be/QfYfrF_mOgQ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you hard Afro guy that RA is pimping?

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: yeah he’s recording his debut album right now with Premiere i think? He’s really good too but i think Token can be great. His metaphors are so advanced. Sometimes i can’t catch them until the 5th or 10th time hearing it. I like the Dark Energy song Afro did. Sounds like MF Doom

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope these guys hook up with some good producers, because some of these underground rappers have DJs that are lacking

  62. Dreamin 'bout Theo says:
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    How would you rank Arrieta, DeGrom, Bum, Salazar, Kluber ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Artists, Bum

      • Dreamin 'bout Theo says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s confusing…

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Dreamin ’bout Theo: grey got spell checked son

          he meant arrieta then Bum and left the others out because they are similar altho I would put kluber last and salazar ahead of degrom

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, spellcheck, my bad

  63. Dave says:
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    In a 12 team NLonly keeper league. Been offered Adam Duval for my Cody Reed. Both have $10 salaries. My pitching is a little thin but do I make the trade anyway? Currently in 5th place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Duvall

  64. William Hung says:
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    Leonys Martin or Brett Gardner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @William Hung: they gotta have something to say they “won” this year.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s so awesome

  65. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    wow, that was weird, wonder if brito even broke that toe in baseball related activities, i don’t remember him having to come out of game yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bizarre

  66. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Mazara was just dropped in my 12 team H2H redraft league with OBP.

    Drop Khris Davis for Maz or hold?

    Thanks man. Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Maz, thanks! You too!

  67. fletcher says:
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    your choice of headline is disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself!

    • The Harrow says:
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      @fletcher: kiddie game is down the street.

  68. Grey

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

  69. Bill S. Preston says:
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    Grey – I read your post this morning about Brito. Then he goes on DL.

    I think he got his robe stuck in the escalator at San Dimas Mall.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Bill S. Preston: this actually may be what happened, but probably at different mall (don’t think he had time to fly from COL to LA)

  70. jason bourne says:
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    I thought of picking up Jose Reyes for SAGNOF, but couldn’t think of too many athletes who came back from DV charges and picked up where they left off — Floyd Mayweather (who’s sports history is cloudy regardless) and JRich (didn’t he win a slam dunk contest after that?). In one league, they must’ve figured out SAGNOF wins titles so there is only Tony Cingrani who will probably win the SAGNOF of the year with Jose Reyes (Reyes is probably gone by now). My question is AJ Reed still worth picking up with confidence?

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