There was some speculation that the Mets were considering moving Noah Syndergaard (6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks) to the bullpen and bringing up Steven Matz.  The NY Post seemed to believe the Mets were talking about it, at least.  It could be that a NY Post reporter, hiding in their usual spot inside a Mets equipment broom closet with a Solo cup pressed to the door, overheard, “Hey, should we move Noah to the bullpen and bring up Matz?”  “Maybe, but I’m the front office intern and you’re the ticket taker from Gate 3C so I’m not sure our opinion matters.”  “Or is that Matzers?”  Then they laughed, and the NY Post reporter shot off an article detailing the discussion, but left off the sources.  More respected Mets journalists thought Syndergaard wouldn’t go to the bullpen, and Dillon Gee would be designated for assignment.  Gee, guess who was right.  Right now, Matz has a 2.30 ERA and 9.3 K/9 in Triple-A in 78 1/3 IP.  Those numbers are great, fabulous, adjective, but they get better.  He’s pitching in the PCL, which is like hitting in an anti-gravity chamber with an aluminum bat.   What makes Matz so damn desirable is he can strikeout out hitters and has good control.  That’s the one-two punch of “Let me put hearts on my Trapper Keeper.”  The Mets are saying Matz will come up around July 1st, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s called up for this weekend, so I’d stash him right now.  Or if you have a DeLorean, stash him yesterday.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David WrightMets said Wright could be back around the All-Star break.  Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, “Realistically I’m looking at probably the All-Star break as a realistic possibility.”  Continuing on to say, “He’s probably likely maybe realistically a possible possibility.  And you can hold me to that.”

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4 and two solo homers, his 12th and 13th.  For trading Joey Bats for Effin Stressbird, Stressbird owes me so much I can’t even close my fantasy baseball ledger.

Mark Buehrle – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in Metco, ERA at 4.01.  On a sorta related note, this could be a potential preview of the World Series.  Be pretty cool to see the Blue Jays vs. the Mets in October, if for nothing else, than to see the Mets juggle starters that will all be about 75 innings over their limit.  “Jeurys Familia (1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save yesterday) will be starting Game 1 on this crisp night in Queens, after only throwing 170 relief innings this year.”

Brett Cecil – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and his 2nd blown save to go with his 4 saves.  Elias Sports Bureau says that Cecil will pass Mariano Rivera’s all-time save record in 2089.  I have Roberto Osuna stashed where I can, because he should be the closer, whether he will be is another question.

Kyle Schwarber – Will be called up to DH in the Cubs’ interleague serieses (serii?) from Wednesday to Sunday.  Schwarber makes me garble like a racoon that just drank a Mad Dog 20/20.  He so pretty with catcher eligibility and humma wubba sexy raw power.  Prospect Mike said this offseason, “Baseball America tagged Schwarber as the best pure hitter and best power hitter of the 2014 draft class and Grey the biggest dope.”  Wait, Baseball America said that about me?  Unfortch, Schwarber will be sent back down on Monday no matter what he does, says Epstein.  I believe him, plus the last big-name catcher prospect with a plus-hit tool was Swihart, so, well, yeah.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .366.  Au Shizz!

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer as he DH’d.  “So, you’re saying I can hit and not field?  This is better than the gold-leafed Cuban sandwich Fidel used to have the poorest of the poor make me for dinner!”  That’s Yasmany before the game.

Ender Inciarte – Seemed to strain his hamstring trying to beat out–So, does Peter O’Brien come up?  Prospect Mike, please respond to my DM.  Thanking you in advance.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.09.  In Triple-A, he had a 12.3 K/9 and a 5.8 BB/9.  In the majors, he has around a 6 K/9 and 2 BB/9. Robbie Ray, you are as confusing as Mark Harris marrying Martha Raye.  I don’t know what to make of Ray, but in deeper leagues, you need to grab him now and ask questions later.

Jose Altuve – Sat out again yesterday with a tweaked hamstring, but expects to play today.  Prospect Mike mentioned on this week’s podcast that he’s concerned about Altuve since he uses his legs for his value.  I agree, Altuve’s legs are important unless he’s playing the part of the Head Detective.

Corey Dickerson – Didn’t start another game yesterday.  Okay, Grey’s done updating ya’ll on Dickerson.  He’s going to miss multiple games this year; deal with it or sell low.  Damn, Grey’s sexy when he’s forceful, but not so much when he speaks in third person.  Dah!

Trevor Rosenthal – Didn’t pitch yesterday for the save (Kevin Siegrist got the 1-2-3 save) because Rosenthal was tight.  I know how he feels, whenever a restaurant check comes, I get tight too.  I’d stash Siegrist just in case “tight” becomes “forearm tightness” which becomes “feels good after his Tommy John surgery.”

John Lackey – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  This start was vs. the Twins at home, and I streamed him.  Before the game even finished, I already dropped Lackey.  You need to be that cold and calculating and other German character traits.

Yadier Molina – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  It worked!  All the Molina brothers went on a hunger strike until Molina homered.  Luckily, they didn’t start the strike until before the 4th inning.  Okay, technically, they only went hungry for sixteen minutes.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Worth a grab since Mini Donkey has been known to show flashes of power in spurts (thankfully, I’m not saying that about Semien).

Trevor May – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Was a tough matchup in Busch (again, thankfully not saying for Semien), but I like May and I’d give him a whirl for his next home start.  If that one doesn’t work, then we, uh, may not want May.

James Paxton – Cleared to throw next week, then he’ll need rehab, then it’ll be the All-Star break, then someone will comment, “Hey, Grey, can you give me some mustache products that you use in August when it’s humid?”  Then Paxton will return.  What?  My Magic Eight Ball is very specific.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Will make a rehab start on Saturday in Low-A Everett.  Leading him to the game will be a college-aged sherpa.  Everett and Everest have a student exchange program.

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Okay, I’ve seen enough.  Grab him!

Logan Morrison – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal as he bats leadoff, and Austin Jackson (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) hits 2nd.  Jackson’s hitting, so I’m not sure this is a size of a man muscles-type thing, but Morrison hitting leadoff, and being sent for steals, is one of the more bizarre reasons that McClendon shouldn’t be fired, but his head should be donated to science.

Carlos Gomez – Scratched yesterday with leg tightness.  2015 has been the year of the CarGo as overseen by Ziggy Sobotka.

Yordano Ventura – Cleared to spar on Friday.  Excuse me, start.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Get hot, you bastage, get hot!

Matt Wieters – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  “D’Arnaud or Wieters?  The answer teeters like a daffodil seen through a fractured prism.”  That was Maya Angelou when she used to answer catcher questions on her blog, but applies here.

Wei-Yin Chen – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  I’ve been more than happy with Chen, and have started him every week, without pause, in one weekly league where I own him, but, and this but is the size of Kevin Smith’s, this start was home vs. the Phils.  My kingdom for every one of my pitchers starting at home against the Phils.

George Springer – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two homers (9, 10), hitting .269.  Took you long enough to make me look bizzonkers for asking if you want to draft Springer or Joc in 2016.  Both are cutting their fantasy chops on Rockies pitching this year.  If only Arenado (1-for-4, 1 RBI) could hit vs. Rockies pitching.  Sigh.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, after having a big game on Sunday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Fly, Icarlos, fly!

Christian Bethancourt – Optioned to the minors.  At least we think it was Bethancourt, but you never know with the Braavos.

A.J. Pierzynski – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he officially becomes the Braves number one catcher.  First bit of good news if you drafted A.J. Pierzynski thinking you were getting a Pollock.

Williams Perez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  I keep looking at Williams and thinking I’m seeing double.  No, fo’reallies, I keep looking at him, wondering if I should pick him up, but roofies and danger and risk and reward and, well, obviously I haven’t yet.  According to the Stream-o-Nator, his next start still isn’t great, but it’s about as good as I’ve seen him on there.  In the bigger picture, he gives up a ton of walks and he’s been crazy lucky.  I still can’t recommend him outside of streamers.

Juan Uribe – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Yesterday, I said he was on the brink of hot schmotato’ing, and he continues to roast.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  It makes me laugh that I actually own this guy and he only has three homers and no real speed (4 SBs).  Low, soft laughter that easily could be confused with whimpering.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Keep asking about dropping him.  It’s up to you, guys and five girl readers!

Wil Myers – Went back to the DL.  Wrist injury that bothered him all of last year + a DL stint earlier this year that didn’t help him heal = Vincent van Gogh.  Dah, math was close.  Should’ve been “could lose his year.”  In related news, Will Venable, welcome to Team Albright!

Tyson Ross – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA up to 4.02.  You mean, Bud Black wasn’t the problem?  Strange!  Yeah, in shallower leagues, I think it’s time to look elsewhere.  Ross is just so bleh start after start that you can likely find better in most shallower mixed leagues.  Sure, there will be times to stream him and when he looks decent, but he is not an every start guy at this point.

Jesse Hahn – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  I promise you, if I had streamed him, he would’ve exploded for seven runs.  I don’t know how to answer for my sins, but they are mine.  Whoa, I think subliminally I just channeled Jim Bakker.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .281.  If you own Vogt, leave him at catcher the whole year and think about how else to fix your team.  Vogt is not the problem.

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, and has two homers in the last ten games.  He’s was also hitting around .150 for the week going into yesterday, because Lawrie can’t do everything good or bad.  He needs to be mediocre.

Anibal Sanchez – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.65, and now has 16 2/3 scoreless innings.  Orel Hershiser doesn’t need to remove his glasses with consternation, but Anibal looks like he’s figured something out.  Don’t love his next start, but he’s definitely worth grabbing if he was dropped while things were pear-shaped.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and third game in a row with a homer.  He’s like John Nash jotting gobbledygook on a window.  He’s like Justine Bateman with Skippy and Nick at her every beck and call.  He’s like me landing a Z on a triple letter and a triple word.  It’s called being in the Zone.

Anthony Gose – 1-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (10, 11), and has three steals in two games.  The apprenticeship with The King of SAGNOF, Rajai, has finally ended?  It’s about time.

Carlos Rodon – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Pretty cool dungeon you have here, sketchy person I’ve never met before.  Could you hold my Evian while I pee in that hole in the ground?  *cut to five hours later*  Whoa, did I fall asleep?  Hey, why is my liver in a ice bucket?  AHHHH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Francisco Liriano – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (2 hits), 12 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  This start came against the White Sux, so what did you expect?  Liriano is in hashtag beast mode and the White Sux are in hashtag least mode.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.16, and his peripherals don’t scream correction.  Yet — again with some stank — YET!  I don’t trust him.  I flinch like a beat dog when I just look at him.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs as he was recalled from the minors, where he was hitting .355 with five homers in 29 games.  The problem with the MI slot is no one is that good, and no one is that bad comparatively.  It’s like the catcher slot.  Sure, you can grab him, but just remember Odor and your fantasy baseball obsession has never led to compliments before.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .272.  Yadda yadda Yasmani.  On a related note, the Dodgers were in an AL park with a DH yesterday, and Alex Guerrero didn’t even get a pinch hit appearance.  Lucky Mattingly already divorced his wife or his managing could’ve been used against his mental state.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer.  This was a special homecoming of sorts for Te(i)x in Miami.  In attendance was both his shuffleboard and Mah Jong clubs.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.49.  I wonder if it’s easier to pitch in the warm weather with a torn tendon.  Seriously, I have no idea, but he has been much better.

Jose Fernandez – Slated to debut on July 2nd as he’s moved his rehab to Triple-A.  What seems to be happening is Fernandez looks ready to go, but the Marlins keep flipping thru the Tommy John Surgery Rehab Handbook and it says he shouldn’t be ready until July.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  I was thisclose to streaming him in this start, but, alas, my nads are lilliputian.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I tend to agree.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  It’s the star of the silver screen, Dietrich, and, for some reason, I just heard Belle & Sebastian when I wrote that.  Need to shake out of that indie rock, and ask myself, get Dietrich or Dietrich tryin’?  Dietrich should be platooning at 3rd base, and has some power for an NL-Only league.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .300.  This blew my mind, and I’m not sure if it says how good Adeiny has been or how bad shortstops have been, but, on our Player Rater, Adeiny has been the 8th best shortstop.  Zoinks!

Stephen Strasburg – Will make one rehab start on Wednesday and could return next Monday.  You have three and a half months to make things right, Effin Stressbird, stop failing me.

Gio Gonzalez – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.82.  At least I think it went up, but he’s been such garbage, I have no idea.  In deep leagues, you need to work with what you have, but in shallower leagues, you can’t keep running guys like Gio out there, especially when he’s running like a Geo.

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.45, but four decent games in a row, and the Mariners giving up a prospect that haunts them like Erasmo fits the storybook ending.  He’s still very risky, but I’d absolutely grab him at this point.  Remember, he was a crush of mine at one point last year, because he does have great stuff.

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal.  He started to cool off, and I was thinking about moving on, but I had Forsythe and held.

Joey Butler – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .344, and the hottest schmotato in the land.  Due to the return of Myers, I dropped Butler.  Thanks, Myers, for making me look stupid!

Grady Sizemore – Signed a minor league deal with the Rays and will report to Port Charlotte, the prudish sister city to Port Samantha.

Evan Longoria – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the wrist.  The same wrist that caused him to miss time earlier this year.  Is he going out of his way to be a schmohawk?  Cause it sure feels like he is.  If Deadspin said there’s a rumor that one major league player wears Pampers while they’re playing, I’d guess Longoria.  Does he need someone to swaddle his wrist in a blankie while reading to him a picture book?  Because I don’t have time for the caterpillar to turn into a butterfly!  Move your gee-dee effin wrist out of the way, Pampers boy!

 
  1. The Theory says:
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    Even though I consider myself a Phillies fan, I don’t tend to watch too many games, since we’re also in the WAS broadcast area, and I’d much rather watch Bryce continue to own the MLB than watch Harang, et al.

    Which is to say, I had no idea that Sizemore was no longer on the Phillies, and am confused by my conflicted emotions at this (now very old) news that he’s been off the team. Those emotions being, Yay, the Phillies will continue to be the MLB laughingstock, but not because they have Grady Fing Sizemore in their outfield. And Nay, because Sizemore may have sucked, but at least he was OUR suck.

    Hell, if you wanted to have a fantasy league made up of only Phillies players, he’d have been at LEAST a second rounder. And that’s something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Theory: Feels more like a 3rd rounder, and a bust there

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        @Grey: well, now that dominic brown is back and all…

    • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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      @The Theory: that last line is priceless

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    O’brien it is then

    • dude says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC:

      I don’t think O’brien is on 40 man roster, which might put odds against him coming up?

  3. Dusty Baker says:
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    Am I nuts for wanting to try and trade my Harvey for J Fernandez? 5×5 NL only- I am leading most pitching cats, and midstin most the hitting cats ————10 team league, top 4 finishers get a piece of the pie, and eact cat winner gets a tickle too ——– modest fee for each transaction ————————————— another question, I know you like Fiers a bit more than I , I drafted him, and have dropped him twice already- do I take a flyer on Ray, or try and reaquire Fiers? ———–(still havent heard from the Padresz yet, wtf?? ) —-Good read as always bra, peace out – DB

  4. Spammer Jay says:
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    Grey, can you give me your read on Alex Wood? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spammer Jay: Pitching like a number 4 fantasy starter, which is borderline in shallower leagues

  5. Northside says:
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    Fatty Schwarber! Whaddya know, whaddya say. Pork chops and Applesauce!

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    nice, an In Living Color shout out.

  7. Latos Intolerant says:
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    Thanks Grey. Can I have your blessing to drop Wil Myers in a 13/team, 5-OF weekly league with no DL spots? He’s locked up my roster flexibility for the past month. Looking to add whoever gets playing time in AZ (Lamb, Peralta or O’Brien).

  8. Arnie says:
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    I have Cecil and would like to grab Osuna as a handcuff. Would you drop Will Harris or Caminero for Osuna? Those are my two holds guys.

    Also, is Tehran’s last start enough to be patient with him (15 team league)? I won’t start him at Boston, but the other option is to drop Tehran for Osuna. I just worry Tehran is going to figure everything out and I will be sorry not to have him. MY other SPs are Bauer, Velasquez, T.Walker, Jaime Garcia, King Felix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arnie: Caminero… Meh, I’d hold Teheran for his NL East starts

      • Arnie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks you, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. TGD says:
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    Great writeup as always!!!
    FYI: Was about to pickup C.Rasmus only to find out he has some sort of personal issue which will keep him out of the lineup for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TGD: Thanks! Ugh, as he’s about to go to Coors?

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic write-up!

    1. I’d write that in Chinese but for two reasons I will not.

    a. It screwed up large last year (‘Member?).
    b. Our fellow ‘ballers are already confused enough as it is.

    2. Ty for the heads up on ‘Hey, Mister…Taijuana (f*kc) my seester’ and AnnaBelle. Hopefully AnnaBelle doesn’t turn into another horror movie involving another blood-stained doll.

    3. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day (my deepest apologies to Tehol):

    ‘If I had to ask one NBA mom where to score in South Beach, I’d definitely ask LeBron’s mom.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      CBS writers suck the life out of you..

      After 15 years with them, I have learned long ago, to NEVER take their advice..

      What ever they say do the opposite, more times than not it works in your favor..

      Later brah

  11. Jim Wiser says:
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    What happened to Greg Holland?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jim Wiser: Is he that Dutch pitcher?

    • chucky says:
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      This is what happens whenever you bring a closer into a non save situation. At least he created a save situation for Wade Davis.

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Jim Wiser: is what we’ll all be saying in 2016, followed by, where’d he go? does he still play?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Jim Wiser: He was very lucky Davis bailed out his a**!!! Davis came on with runners on 2nd and 3rd, NONE OUT, and then proceeded to…

      a. Strike out Braun on a swinging strike, fastball at 97 MPH.
      b. Get a liner to short for the second out.
      c. Get a can of corn to LF for the third out.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  12. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Good morning to may favorite Oreo Tator.. Great pod cast the other day. LOL all day long.. cheers

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Must of been last Monday when you and JB were talking and you were having a hard time saying Orator..So funny, your laugh was just making me laugh harder, great stuff, man..

        • Grey

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          Thanks!

  13. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    RIP Ziggy’s duck. Twas a duck’s duck.

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Sorry just to add one more doozy. Did you know that CBS cares? Here’s an example.

    QUOTE

    4 hrs ago | by Sean d’Oliveira | CBSSports.com
    A’s to rest Stephen Vogt on Tuesday
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday’s game that catcher Stephen Vogt is in need of a day off and he will not be in Tuesday’s lineup at San Diego, reports SportsNet California.
    Vogt is dealing with a variety of ailments. Prior to Monday’s contest, Vogt was hitting .079 with two RBI in his last 12 games.

    END QUOTE

    I’m glad for two things.

    a. I didn’t use this advice.
    b. I’m not in a daily league and didn’t have to use this advice.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I don’t get this, yesterday was Monday and Vote played and did well and they are saying he is being rested for TODAY, Tuesday..What am I missing?

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Vogt got hit by the ball on a deflection off the bat last night and was nearly replaced before his Grand Slam AB. Fortunately for us he got that last AB. Anyways, after the game Melvin told the media that Vogt would get a breather today, Tuesday the 16th.

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @dem ribbies: Sorry! I was wrong. I thought it was written before the start of last night’s game. My very bad. Looks like CBS does in fact care!

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Yeah, I’d be wary of CBS’s caring

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: they couldn’t give a rats a**. They are already deep into mocks for NFL. Where is AP going in mocks? Don’t know, don’t care.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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          @Ante GALIC: probably 5th or so.

  15. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Hello.

    I’m in first place in this 12 Team H2H 6X6 including Hits and QS…

    I took a hit with Odirizzi but am still strong with my SP. I dropped Myers for Desmond. Do you think he turns it around. He was dropped and believe he’s worth the risk.

    Surprisingly, there’s a lot of guys worth while on the wire such as Avisail and Moss.

    C – Norris
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Betts
    3B – Donaldson
    SS – Crawford
    OF – Upton
    OF – Cruz
    OF – Pederson
    UTIL – Yelich
    UTIL – Reddick
    B – Souza Jr.
    B – Desmond

    Is my hitting. Would you move Cruz for a top tier SP or stay? Even with Odirzzi Hurt?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Your league is shallow, it’s why there’s guys on waivers… I don’t know your pitching, maybe move Cruz

  16. musky smell says:
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    Mr. Grey-
    Who would you pick up off waivers…Jimmy Nelson or Steven Matz

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @musky smell: Matz

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I got scooped yesterday, but I was going to drop Jimmy Nelson for Matz.

  17. jay says:
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    How the hell did I end up with Tyson ross? He’s terrible. Thanks for that. And there’s something about his yahoo profile that makes me want to put ch him in the face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jay: Yeah

    • Atlas says:
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      @jay: lololololol

  18. GleamTeam_Matt says:
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    I already have Matt Holliday sitting in my DL spot, and I have Myers…

    In a bubble, is it logical to drop either of those guys to make room for some hitters to stream in my utility spot? Or, should I stand pat?

  19. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Not to brag or anything, but I will.

    I have been riding a T. Walker( better than riding a scooter..hehe) for the last month and I even had Latos’s gem the other day..

    I know, ain’t I something special..

    The thing is Grey, you may be Grey8, but sometimes I have to take my own advice and take chances..

    Ok so, we are still good right? LOL..

    cheers Brah

  20. Spider Crabs says:
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    Odor, Peterson (Atl), or Panik ROS at 2b? thanks

  21. Spider Crabs says:
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    drop JHeyward for any of theses guys: Venable, Markakis, Choo

  22. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think about Reed getting the save last night?

    Would you dump Ziegler and/or Giles for Reed, Siegrist or Osuna?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Wilsonian: Reed came in in the 8th inning with a 5-0 lead with the bases loaded. After letting the three inherited runners score, Arizona scored two more in the ninth, so there as a 4-run lead for Arizona going into the nine, hence no save opp for Ziegler. HOLD.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I saw that on Quick Pitch after I posted this. What about Giles for Osuna or Siegrist? My closers/MRs right now are Soria, Ramos, Tolleson, Ziegler, and Giles.

  23. DancinHomer says:
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    So many prospects!!! I’m giddy.

    Just a quick question:
    Would you drop T. Ross or ERod for Matz?

    Cheers

  24. L-Boogie says:
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    Of course O’Brien is going to come up. I just dropped him 2 days ago.

    12 team 5×5. Someone just dropped Gio. Drop Shoe, Ed-Rod, or Fiers for him?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: I wouldn’t own Shoe or Gio

  25. Kendrick Perkins says:
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    which 2 out of 3 of Matz, J Garcia, Fiers thanks!

  26. chris says:
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    Thanks for the update Grey! If you would plzzz let me know what you think of this trade. One side obviously needs pitching the other hitting. 5×5 roto h2h.

    Seager-Panic-Alex Wood
    for
    Keuchel-Arrieta-Belt

    Thanks!

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @chris: Arrieta side.

    • Atlas says:
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      @chris:

      Not even close. Wow.

  27. Mikey says:
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    I need pitching…Is giving up Jacoby Ellsbury and Franco for Grienke or Cueto too much?? I don’t need Franco or Ells as I have Arenado and Marte to man those positions.

    • Kevin says:
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      @Mikey:

      I just traded Ellsbury away for Jon Lester. Ellsbury isn’t worth anything without his legs since he doesn’t hit for power anymore. He’s not worth the risk and would take either of those sp1s for him in my opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mikey: Not too much, Grienke first

  28. Swfcdan says:
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    Did you mention Felix’s start yesterday? Just that it was a pretty historic abomination, especially for an ace like the king. Wondering if some health issues might have arisen…

    Odor over Forsythe? Looking for more of an upside play as I am pretty good at MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Felix’s start from Friday?

  29. Mike says:
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    I was dealt K. Morales in a trade a few weeks back with Aoki, and now hes gone lame. Is it ok to drop Morales for Reynolds in my Utility spot, or stash Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Reynolds if you need a bat, otherwise Matz

  30. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Stressbird! I’m honored but where’s my shoutout for coining the moniker. Since u like 90s rap, u should abide by the code of gimme my props yo.

    Ever since that birdie flew away to the DL, my stress has indeed decreased, while my fantasy success has increased. Strange but I’d almost prefer that he’d just stay there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: As Black Moon would’ve wanted it, you got the props

  31. Emanski's All Star says:
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    Grey-
    12 team 5×5, can I drop Tyson Ross & Gio to pick up Matz & Taijuan? Talk me off the ledge…or don’t.

  32. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Shallowish 10 teamer, 5×5.

    C- CSantana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Wong
    3b- Rendon
    ss- HanRam
    of- Trout, Pollock, Betts
    UTIL- Correa, Buxton
    BN- Dickerson
    DL- Soler

    SP- Sale, Degrom, Carrasco, Keuchel, Salazar, Bauer, McCullers, ERod
    RP- Allen, Ramos, Tolleson, Familia

    See any drops for Matz?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Bauer

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

    (4) SP: Scherzer, A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard, Rodon, T. Walker)
    Bench Total: (5)

    (1) DL: Lynn

    Well Rodon made it easier to decide who I’d be dropping for a streamer … now the question is who to stream?

    Wada vs. CLE (9.0)
    Quintana @PIT (2.8)

    2. Guys like Matz, Latos, May, R. de le Rosa, Hutch, Hahn, Ray, Chen, Gallardo, and Shoemaker, Kennedy are also available… time to dump anyone else on my staff for any of these guys? I understand most are streamers but just wanted to double check…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Wada, but I don’t trust him at all 2. Ross for Latos, Rodon for Matz

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey for all your advice!

        1. I hear ya on not trusting Wada… Do we trust him to at least not score negative points tonight? In this points league match-up that’s all I’m concerned about… so if you think there’s a good chance he gets blown up, it’s not worth the stream… For example, points wise Rodon ended up with -13 points last night and Ross finished with -2 …

        2. You still dropping Ross for Latos knowing SON likes Ross’s next start @ARI (8.0) on 6/20? While Latos is @NYA (-10.8) and vs. STL (0.4) …So I guess what I’m asking is are you starting Latos those days? or Ross?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ebudz: 1. He’s prolly going to be a neutral, barely positive guy 2. I’d start Ross there, I’d look at matchups

  34. Chris says:
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    H2H Points League. Please rank:
    Taijuan Walker
    Tyson Ross
    Eduardo Rodriguez

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Walker, E-Rod

  35. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Flores or Peterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Depends on needs, Jace

  36. Five-On-One says:
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    Handful of questions for the gang this morning:

    1) Grey says “My kingdom for every one of my pitchers starting at home against the Phils.” Does that include CC? Big Fat CC gets the Phils at home next week – start him with confidence?

    2) Take Venable over Bruce, Revere or OSUNA?

    3) Strasberg could return Monday. Have to set weekly lineups tomorrow. Start or sit?

    4) Start or sit Longoria? Between extraordinarily mediocre results and now the wrist thing, I am losing patients (no, I’m not a Dr., I just can’t spell). Start all of Revere and Bruce instead?

    5) Serious trade talk. 12 team 5×5 weekly move league. I have some excess power (though just a little), but my pitching is the pits. I’ve offered Joc for Kershaw (likely to be rejected) and have an offer from a different team of Harvey for my EE. Thoughts on those two? If I can get Harvey owner to include a replacement for EE like Carlos Santana or Alvarez, is it then worth it? Which one is Harvey owner also has Sale. EE for Sale is a slam dunk for me, right?

    Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

    • Pope says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Sure
      2) Nope… Revere is the only one I considered
      3) I would start assuming you have room
      4) I would start the others
      5) EE for Harvey and Santana sounds pretty decent

      Just my two cents

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Pope: Thanks, Pope. But not EE for Harvey without Santana?

  37. Michael says:
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    Hello Grey.

    I’m in second place in this deep 13 Team 7X7 including OBP and SLG and K/Bb with 1375 IP max

    Been offered a trade of Brantley and Salazar for Abreu and Corbin. Take this?
    Counter with Beltre for Salazar or Stand pat

    Not much hitting or pitching available on the wire. Have 30R, 25HR, 45RBI lead along with OBP and SLG. Pitching competing with ratios just behind with Strikeouts overall per IP.

    C – Vogt SP – Cole
    1B – Abreu SP – Hammel
    2B – Wong SP – Haren
    3B – Frazier SP – Garcia
    SS – Hanley SP – McCullers
    IF – Abreu SP – Eduardo Rodriguez (Boston)
    OF – Harper RP – Chapman
    OF – Jones RP – Rosenthal
    OF – Maybin RP – Grilli
    UTIL – Carter RP – Soria,

    B – Beltre, Revere, Castillo, B – Strickland, Nova, Corbin
    Kinsler, Travis

    Would you take Salazar and Brantley for Abreu and Corbin? Counter with (Beltre for Salazar) or stay put? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael: You have Abreu listed twice in your lineup unless one is Bobby…. Your hitting looks like it can take the Beltre for Salazar trade, try that

      • Michael says:
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        @Grey:

        Whoops

        The 1B is Goldschmidt. Sorry about that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then you don’t need Abreu

  38. Rob says:
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    How would you rank Fister, Fiers and Taj Walker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Fiers, Walker

  39. ryanoger says:
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    SP- Salazar, Fiers, T Ross, T Walker, Velásquez, Latos, Matz

    1. Drop Tyson for:

    Buch @ATL
    Anibal @NYY
    Hahn LAA
    Hector Santiago @ARI
    Ubaldo @PHI

    or hold?

    2. What’s your take on Ervin Santana moving forward woth an add?

    thanks
    great write up man!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Thanks! 1. Hahn 2. Forget Ervin

  40. RicoSuave says:
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    Ha! Perfect timing on the Wieters blurb…

    I have Wieters in my 14 team H2H points league and d’Arnaud got dropped a couple of days ago.

    I know it’s a Catcher question but, who would you prefer out of these two?

    Thanks

  41. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up G, BB.

    I’d like to personally thank all the commenters with drop Vogt questions the last week. I really needed his game yesterday. So thank you!! Hopefully this is the start of another beautiful run. We’ll see, I suppose.

    Last week I said I was picking up Erasmo for his two start week this week. I didn’t. Of course. I didn’t want to drop Graveman or Leake. Soy un perdedor.

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Well, not really. I just feel like one sometimes. But it’s okay, my mom says I’m a catch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your BB says it too!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Thx, BB! Wish me luck this week. Huge matchup and I’m against, like, the whole astros offense. Dude has Springer, Correa, and Gattis.

            But. BUT! You know which Astro I have…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good luck, BB!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Thanks, man! You didn’t have to do that. Such a mensch you are!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I am! And modest!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: The modestest!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So true!

  42. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Vincent Velasquez or Taijuan Walker?

    Gio Gonzalez or Anibal Sanchez?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Walker, Anibal

  43. Wilson says:
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    I have 3 OFs who are bothered by injury : Dickerson, Soler , Pence
    Drop who first if I need to?

    (Soler was Grey’s first prospect and Dickson was top 20 , so I draft them in early round.
    But still thanks for Arenodo and Cole, who are excellent this year.)

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        So no expectation on Soler this season anymore?
        Dickerson over Soler for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Soler due to health

  44. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks as always!

    Should i finally part ways with Melky ? Reimold is available. 12 team OPS league

    c- Norris, Gomes
    1b- Goldschmidt
    2b- Wong
    ss/mi- Peralta, Holt
    3b/ci- Frazier, Ploufe
    of- Marte, Dickerson, Aoki, Betts, Ozuna, Paulsen, Melky
    util – Alvarez

  45. Dommattingly says:
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    Crazy to dump Ian Desmond for Jace?

  46. Clint says:
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    Got one of those tedious Middle Infield/Utility questions for you, por favor:

    Rank Pedroia, Jace, Harrison, Gennett, & Odor ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Pedroia, Harrison, Jace

  47. Steve D. says:
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    It’s been painful sitting through Ian Desmond’s season, especially when I drafted him in the third round for both teams I have. Is he going to turn things around, or should I look elsewhere in a 10 team redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: I said to sell him weeks ago

  48. Ron D. says:
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    im a little disappointed you didnt mention souza’s 5 walks yesterday. thats more base on balls than a meth head swinger party… plus hes only struck out twice in his last 6 games(24 PA).

  49. Squidblob says:
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    6×6 Roto league, 6th pitching category is K/BB. I own Carlos Rodon and was offered Eduardo Rodriguez for him. I’m currently in first place and starting to shift gears from upside to safety to protect my lead. Thoughts on the potential trade?

  50. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, non keeper, yahoo, 5×5.

    I had this offer proposed to me.

    give- David Price.
    get- Stephen Strasburg, Lucas Duda, Carlos Correa.

    once Strasburg returns he has to be better and more like he has been in previous years, right? or do I pass on this for now?

    I could drop Werth (DL) and Desmond (SS).

    I’m also looking to trade either Cespedes or Martin for SP.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Gattis. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Kendrick. 3B- Arenado. SS- Desmond.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Cespedes. OF- Martin. UT- Seager. UT- Span.
    BN- Buxton, Revere, Peterson, Werth (DL)
    SP- Price. SP- Archer. RP- Robertson. RP- Tolleson.
    P- Gregerson. P- Zeigler. P- McHugh. P- Syndergaard.
    BN- Garcia.
    DL- Lynn. DL- AMiller.

  51. Paul says:
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    What do i do with Jeff Samardzija and Gio Gonzalez? No one will trade for them ive tried to sell both for one player or combinations of all my guys with them to sell them and no one will accept. I dont know if I can drop them. I would love to grab some closers speculations like Seigrest or Giles but i really cant drop these guys. What should I do or try to do?
    frustrated!

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: OK so i just ended up trading both of them for stras in hopes that he will be better when he comes back, but someone in the meantime picked up Seigrest. Is that a good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Nice trade!

  52. Grey, could rank these MIs ROS for me?

    Marcus Semien, Devon Travis, Jose Iglesias & Alcides Escobar

    Thank you sir!

  53. Jimmy says:
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    Good writeup Grey! Would you drop McHugh for Fiers?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Jimmy: Yup

  54. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Will Venable over D. Brown I’m assuming. Damn…$2 more to the pot.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Figured. Dorn looks kind of tempting too.

        I’m on hold with this Dickerson for Harvey deal. Waiting on the other owner. I’d like to get Maybin for Garza in the deal. He’s mulling over it while he waits on another owner.
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Fastpitch says:
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    In my 10 team roto redraft league where we start 5 outfielders, plus we can have 5 reserves including DL guys, I have accumulated 8 outfielders. I know that to grab Siegrist since I have Rosenthal I need to drop one of Dickerson, Souza, Martin, Revere or Fowler. My other ones are Cespedes,Pollock and Calhoun. I’m thinking Dickerson since it’s a weekly league and I didn’t play him this week. Who are the first two to go ROS? Martin and Souza are on the bench now with Dickerson.

  56. Jj says:
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    Use a add for the week on Rasmus to replace one these guys in the lineup, would just be streaming not dropping anyone

    SOUZA vs zimmerman
    Yelich and ozuna vs Pineda
    Bruce vs price

    Rasmus is in Colorado going against kendricks

    • Jj says:
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      @Jj: nevermind Rasmus just went on bereavement, replace him with prestos tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jj: Sure, Tucker over Bruce

  57. Basement Artie says:
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    Bastage, is that like when you went to get your ball out of the nasty neighbor’s yard and you heard him yell, “Get the hell outta there, ya bastage ya?”

  58. Db says:
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    Semien, Kang, alcides escobar, russell or just stream it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Db: Alcides, can stream if you like

  59. dem ribbies says:
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    Ross and Holland made a nice stinkbomb combo and meanwhile my 2 waiver sagnof Tolleson and Grilli got it done. Why do we even have a draft?

    This game is makin me crazy.

  60. Chris says:
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    Have two motives here– In my 10 team H2H Points Keeper League I have Elvis Andrus playing a very yawnstipating shortstop. Do I drop him for Wilmer Flores?

    Admittedly I’m a mets fan so I don’t want to run into bias here, also if asking to drop Elvis gets him hot I’ll take that too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, Flores

  61. Charlie says:
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    6×5 (w/ obp) keeper league

    Own Buxton and Lindor. Who are my drops to make room?

    Maybin, LeMahieu, Russell, Fowler?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        You like Fowler ros more than Maybin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  62. Mike B says:
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    Start cmart @min and fiers @kc?

  63. ScottyB says:
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    McCullers or Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ScottyB: Tough one, I’m saying McCullers now, but that will likely change once Matz is called up

      • ScottyB says:
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        @Grey: Bah. I wish Ive seen this Matz kid play.

        Grey – based on your feelings on Lindor last week, seems like you would take Matz over him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  64. mcgaffer says:
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    Keeper Trade question in a head to head weekly:

    His 12th round Ian Desmond for my 6th round Hanley

    Desmond has been awful, but I trust his health and a potential for a bounceback. Hanley is annoying in head to head weekly leagues

  65. RobbyBobby says:
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    How has no one else commented on the Semien blurb… that’s your best zinger of the season.

  66. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Stream o nator has both around the same… But who do you like between

    Happ vs Giants
    Eovaldi vs Marlins

    Looking for someone to not kill my era

    Could also grab Copeland vs the Mets

  67. Plouffe, Franco or Logan Morrison for CI spot?

  68. One [two] more Grey, sorry, I owe you a daiquiri.

    Trade Jansen & Joc Peterson for Justin Upton — searching for steals — or hold?

    Trade Rosenthall (assuming he’s not injured) & Joc Peterson for Justin Upton — searching for steals — or hold?

  69. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Which do you prefer: D’Arnaud and Cecil or Gomes and Allen?

  70. Clay says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Boxberger for Siegrist? Thanks in advance.

  71. Jack says:
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    This week – Moreland, Franco, or Schwarber at Util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Schwarber

  72. papasmurf says:
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    The injuries just keep piling up in Smurfville: Dickerson, Altuve, Longo, Deshields. At least Deshields is on the DL so I clear a roster spot…

    Picked up Matz! Thanks for the tip!

    Almost punted Shock or Ross to get Matz, but I chickened out and punted a setup RP (HLDs league) instead.

    In a 16 team league would you dump Shock or Ross? Both have caused many a bruisin’ on brainy smurf’s scrawny arms in the shape of my fists.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: In a 16 teamer, I’d hold, unfortch

  73. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league – 7×7 (extra categories are .OPS, assists, losses and holds). I was offered Ian Kinsler for Cody Allen. My other RP’s are Uehara, Soria and Grilli. At 2B, I’ve been rotating Semien and Russell. Pull the trigger?

  74. seph meier says:
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    Ros: clippard, Cecil or jepsen

  75. Matty says:
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    Great Ziggy reference. Just finished rewatching that season.
    I’m assuming it’s a green light to lose Alphabet Soup for Matz? He’s almost Metz which would be so meta.
    ROS do you prefer Cutch or Joey Bats? Trying to swap one for Vogt. Wish I could get away with sending Dickerson for him, but I guess I’ll have to settle for swapping him for a sack of baseballs and a PF sock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Thanks! I think that season is better on rewatch…. I’d go Matz…Cutch…But I don’t like a trade of either for Vogt

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        It’s a ten team h2h keeper and neither of them are keep able. My outfield + 2 utility as it stands are Trout, Cutch, Bats, Joc, Frazier, Dickenson, Yasmany, Correa, with Wil and Soler on the DL. I’m grasping at straws to move two and three at a time for upgrades at SP and figured losing Ramos for Vogt would let me pick up some new hotshot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upgrade elsewhere or to a lesser extent on catcher

          • Matty says:
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            @Grey:
            Great. Thanks.
            I’ll inevitably be back tomorrow with questions as to what constitutes an equitable enough three for one out of that group.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  76. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Sorry same questions from yesterday…

    If you were gonna grab a sexy upside prospect who would you pickup? (Not Seager/Matz/Sano)

    And if you were gonna guess the next big prospect to get the call who would you grab? (Not Seager/Matz/Sano)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: You should ask Mike these… I’d guess Olivera

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: I know, I was gonna in his next post.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. coacher23 says:
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    Rodon or Danny Salazar for the rest of this season and next season….which would you prefer and by how much? Thanks.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @coacher23: Salazar by a few lengths

      • coacher23 says:
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        @Grey: So a cheap Salazar with a year of control for a expired Brett Gardner seems fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • coacher23 says:
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            @Grey: One more option….if Syndergaard is available in a swap for Gardner instead should I still go for Salazar?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, Salazar

              • coacher23 says:
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                @Grey: Really? Salazar is that good? Hmmmm….. would Hanley Ramirez be an even up swap for Salazar?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No, Hanley’s too much

  78. S.H says:
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    Grey in a forever keeper league

    Would you deal C.Seager, Sano and G.Cole for Goldy and Jordan Zimmerman.?

  79. Jiggy Nits says:
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    I split over the JoFer bit…. well done.

  80. AA says:
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    Drop Fiers, Nelson, or McHugh for Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Nelson

  81. JAL says:
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    G, need to cut back on innings. Start Cashner v. OAK today, or sit him until he starts showing us s’thing? Thanks!

  82. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Trade away Ellsbury to get Altuve ?

  83. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    And would you drop E-Rod to pick up T Walker ??

  84. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL only roto 5×5…. been reading a lot of positive about Charlie Morton

    sending Josh harrison (24$) and Domonic Brown (4$) for Charlie Morton (1) and Ender Inciarte (2$, stash).

    been trying to move JAYHAY for weeks and nobody is biting because his salary is so high. Im having salary issues and i need a starter…. which side do you like of this deal? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Sounds fine, but Ender could be hurt, I’d check on him first, if you need him to be healthy

  85. king kong got nothing on me says:
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    Grey, was thinking they same Pete O’Brien. Read artical the other day compareable to Mike Pizza and Mark McGuire. Assuming he gets the call is an automatic add?

    Also, Jon Singleton is raking in minors.

    Would have to drop someone, Duda, Hosmer, LeMiehu, Lindor, Buxton, Choo.

  86. Reid says:
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    I’ve decided to pull the plug on Mr. Myers this season, would you replace with Tomas, Souza, Maybin, or Venable? 11 tm keeper.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Souza, slightly depends on needs

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Norris, Duda, Gordon, Donaldson, Correa, Ozuna, Avisail, J.D. Martinez, Frazier with a bench of Desmond and Soler.

        Who do you think I would benefit most from?

          • Reid says:
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            @Grey: You da man! Haha…thanks Grey! Very much appreciated

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  87. Jon says:
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    Samardzija was dropped in my league. Which of Fiers or McHugh should I drop to add him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: McHugh

  88. Jon says:
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    Owings or Ahmed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Owings

  89. Tom says:
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    3 quick questions:

    Quintana or Morton tonight in a H2H where I don’t need K’s but could use everything else?

    Will Matz be pitching without restrictions at MLB level in September?

    Drop T. Ross for Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Morton…re: Matz, unlikely… You can lose Ross if shallow league

  90. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    would you trade Stanton and Carlos Santana (no Catcher) for Joey Bats and Kris Bryant?

    espn 12 team h2h redraft

  91. pipa says:
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    Ethier or Leonys?

  92. Scratch this says:
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    Grey- I’m disappointed in your Lackey treatment. I’m guessing you didn’t see St. Louis goes to Philly next? Ok, I almost pulled the same move, but Tom McCarthy had to remind me 17 times tickets are still available for this weekend’s series vs. St. Louis. I guess I’d repeat myself if i had Ben Davis’ penis wrapped around my wrist all game too.

  93. Richard D says:
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    In an NL only league, how would you rank the following relievers’ chances of becoming their teams’ closer this season (and next)
    Caminero, Hoover, Jeffress, Strickland, Hudson

    All are free agents in our league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Richard D: None are getting saves… Caminero, Jeffress for ratios

  94. Det. John Kimble says:
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    I own Derek Norris. Should I drop him for d’Arnaud, Grandal or Gomes? Thanks again Grey.

  95. ashtray says:
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    I had no expectation that this would get accepted but this trade just went through:

    I give:
    Belt
    Arrieta
    Tolleson
    Correa

    I get:
    Miggy
    3 guys I will drop (Grandal/Utley/Hughes)

    Good trade or did I just give away too much?

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Unfortunately Correa was my only SS. Which one of these bums should I pick up:

        Kang
        Duffy
        Ahmed
        Holt
        De Jesus
        Zobrist
        Ruben
        Espinosa
        Semien
        Rollins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zobrist for right now

  96. On paper all stars says:
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    Which side? It is a standard, 10 team, h2h keeper league. Gomez, arenado, cole for Stanton, Kyle Seager

  97. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Tyson Ross sure knows how to get a H2H party started.

    My pitching is driving crazy. Each night is like trick or treating while wearing a Charlie Brown costume. 2 lumps of coal for every Bit O Honey.

    12 Team H2H Redraft (QS)- Heavy streaming league w/ no trade activity whatsoever

    SP: Archer/ Gray/ Shark/ Chavez/ Velasquez/ Ross/ Buc/ Heston
    RP: Chapman/ Familia/ Tolleson/ Ramos/ KRod

    1) Would like to stash Matz. Who’s the drop if any?

    2) Also, should I be making any waiver wire moves? Available on wire:

    SP: Erasmo/ Jaime Garcia/ E Rodriguez/ Hendricks/ Rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: Ha! 1) Sure, Buch, but I’d look at future matchups 2) I’d stream

  98. Random Dude says:
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    Better stash for this season:

    Iwakuma or Corbin?

  99. Frank White says:
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    My team lost 5 in a row and my pitching is getting so bad.. I was offered McCullers, Colon and Buxton for Trout.. Should i do it??

    • ashtray says:
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      @Frank White: Noooooooooooooooooo

      • Frank White says:
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        Why though? One player is not gonna win my weeks.. I need better pitchers and those guys arent aces but better then a couple guys i need to drop.. It’s a pitchers league

        • ashtray says:
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          @Frank White: Because Trout is one of the elite. His value should command pitchers of far greater value than what you are being offered in return. I have no problem with you trading Trout for pitching but the pitchers you should be getting in return would need to be aces. If you are giving up Trout for anything less than Kershaw/Felix/Sale/Scherzer/etc and 1 or 2 other quality pieces included then you are hurting your team.

          • Frank White says:
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            I understand but i just wanted to let you know that my league is all about pitching.. 20 per win, 5 QS, 1 point per K and inning and it’s just minus 1 point for only BB’s and HR’s.. -10 per loss.. Still wouldn’t do it?? plus I get Buxton and i have 2 pitchers that i NEED to drop

  100. Pope says:
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    Grey,

    In my 12 team ESPN standard 5×5 Roto Keeper, would you deal Dickerson and C. Santana for Strasburg?

    I’ve got Rusney and Dickerson on the bench, with Soler on my DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: You’re paying a lot, you should be able to do just Dickerson or Santana… Prolly the trade would be fine

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Cool man thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Pope says:
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            @Grey: He gave me Stras for Dickerson. Good deal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I don’t mind that at all

              • Pope says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey. I have officially joined your Stras prayer circle

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I need you, Pope!

  101. Kevin Khederian says:
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    Hey Grey another great read….. Drop Avasail or Choo in 12 teamer for Joey Butler? Start Velazquez toinght vs Colorado or on road versus Seattle on Sunday? Thanks man

      • Kevin Khederian says:
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        @Grey: Cool ok will do! ROS Butler over Choo? even is longoria goes on shelf?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not ROS

          • Kevin Khederian says:
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            @Grey: Glad I asked. He does have impressive minors numbers, never stolen bases at the clip hes at not though….Hoping for the best with V.V toinght I wont lie the lineup is a better match, but the ballpark scares me, maybe I shouldnt worry being that he got out of Chicago unscathed even though he struggled keeping people off base at times……Wei-Yin Chen ROS over Velazquez? If he beats toronto this weekend its got to be no brainer no?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Chen

              • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                @Grey: VELAZQUEZ MAJOR BUMMER THE BALLPARK!!!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

                  • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                    @Grey: I see Velasquez as a opposite Iwakuma/Walker type…. Every time he starts on the road hes a go!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Could be

  102. Mike

    Mike says:
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    *wakes up…sees 40 DMs from Grey….Googles Pat O’Brien by mistake…goes back to bed*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: So, what about Peter O’Brien?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        lol…I don’t think they’ve announced anything yet, but it can’t hurt his chances since he was pretty much just blocked in their OF. Wouldn’t drop anybody decent until we know he’s up. ESPN has him listed as a catcher, so that’ll be pretty tasty once he’s here.

        • king kong got nothing on me says:
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          @Mike: so does CBS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peralta, Tomas, Pollock still seem to be first choices

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            yup

  103. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto includes QS and K/9, transaction-limit so SPs on waivers are scarce —
    My DL is full, so I have Miguel Gonzalez taking up a spot on my active roster.
    Would you hold him, or drop for Robbie Ray (next starts: vs. SD, @ SD) or CC Sabathia (vs. MIA, vs. PHI)?
    Thanks!

  104. Jhall33 says:
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    Grey: need to drop one between the four. Shallow league so looking for highest upside, these guys are filling in the fifth pitcher slot/bench. (Matz, Eduardo Rodriguez, walker, fiers)?

  105. Jesse says:
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    Yordano for Souza a fair trade? I’m overloaded at pitching, and my OF are Kemp, Fowler, Upton, Rusney. 4 OF spots.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jesse: Fair, go for it

  106. wjessereid says:
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    Will Gattis sit in Denver?

    If so should I dump him for Montero or just punt for the two games?

  107. In Vogt I Trust says:
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    Hey Grey, enjoyed the column as always. Your Semien blurb is one of your best of the season!

    So I have two pains on my team right now and their names are Mark Trumbo and Gio Gonzalez. The latter I’ve tried trading a few times and no luck. What should I do with these guys? Could I get anything for them in a trade? Believe me I’m not picky and I just want rid of them. By the way I’m in an OBP, 12-team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @In Vogt I Trust: Thanks! I can’t imagine anyone would trade you anything for them… Maybe a closer in waiting like Siegrist?

      • In Vogt I Trust says:
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        @Grey: I’ll give it a shot and see what happens. Thanks!

  108. L-Boogie says:
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    13 team 5×5 weekly. Encarnacion, B. Crawford, and McCullers for Miggy and Stras.

    Thanks

  109. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    SON isn’t too shabby on Velasquez today, would you roll him out today vs Asstros in 10-teamers? Need some W’s. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: I’m starting him

      • Jaymz says:
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        Cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Jaymz says:
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      vs Col not Asstros, my bad

  110. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    ROS, would you rather have Francisco Liriano or Jason Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Five-On-One says:
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    Drop Desmond? (Hoping to take advantage of the supernatural mojo this website seems to have.)

      • Desmond says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey
        Maybe we should do a drop desmond post like the Polanco one. He needs it badly. I need him to get hot for just a couple of weeks to trade his ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he needs it

  112. joe says:
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    give eduardo rodriguez/trevor may another start or drop them to stash matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Can lose May for Matz in a competitive league

  113. Carey says:
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    Add Kang vs Danks $37 for tomorrow to replace xander vs(wood)

    Or add prestos tucker @rockies vs kendricks to replace souza vs Zimmerman or Buxton vs cmart

    Would just be adding to stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker and Buxton

  114. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Anibal Sanchez or Eduardo Rodriguez ROS.

    Gray
    Hamels
    Hammel
    Salazar
    Scherzer

    Corbin – stash
    Walker
    E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  115. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey Grey,

    Dexter Fowler has been my speed guy for weeks, but I’m starting to eye other guys for the role: Gose and Leonys are both available.

    Also, I have a Lindor and Hittertron doesn’t seem to think much about him yet. Should I start him over W. Flores at SS?

    LOVE YAS!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Flores, go with Gose for speed… Love ya!

  116. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got an SP question for you…I have a decent staff, but my ERA is holding me out of 1st place contention in my 11 team roto league. This is due to some craptastic luck with RPs early and some wonky SP performances early. My staff is now: Cole, Richards, Salazar, Carrasco, McHugh, Chavez.

    Would you add any of these over McHugh or my other expendable roster spot?

    Walker, McCullers, Chen, Erasmo, Kazmir Odorizzi, Iwakuma, Matz, Fiers

    I can afford to bench either Odorizzi or Hisashi and conserve some starts. It is time to drop McHugh though, right?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir over McHugh

  117. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Did you hear about this:
    Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into an internal network for the Astros which contained internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics, and scouting reports. Officials believe the hacking was executed by “vengeful front-office employees” trying to do damage to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who formerly worked for the Cardinals. The Cardinals officials under investigation have not been put on leave, suspended or fired, but this obviously has potentially serious legal ramifications. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Tuesday that MLB “has been aware of and has fully cooperated with the federal investigation” and will act once it has been completed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  118. Ohp says:
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    Start Wong vs Gibson or wieters vs jerome williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  119. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Our boy from yesterday is back, on this day in baseball history:

    1941 Johnny Vander Meer, best known for throwing consecutive no-hitters, becomes the first hurler to start a game by throwing four consecutive bases on balls before retiring a single batter. The Reds’ starter will not make it out of the first inning of the Crosley Field contest, an eventual 6-0 loss to New York.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  120. KSS says:
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    I’m solid on saves but need a top line starter. Does trading AJ Ramos for Pineda make sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  121. Downey says:
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    Bruce vs k Ryan lefty for tigers or leonys vs Brett Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  122. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto with OPS
    Can you rank these guys ROS?

    Cameron Maybin
    Steven Souza
    Alex Gordon
    Leonys Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Martin

  123. Aquasox says:
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    Pick two
    Souza vs roark
    Pablo vs Teheran
    Betts vs Teheran
    Buxton vs wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts, Pablo

  124. Suzy says:
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    Help starting souza vs roark or Hamilton vs kyle Ryan. Hittertron likes Hamilton more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  125. matt says:
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    in a 22 team 5 by 5 league…would you trade Tyson Ross for Mccullers basically head up..getting tired of Ross blah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there

  126. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Better stash Corbin or Matz.? Thanks As a side note had Holland , Ross, and Rodon go on 1 of my teams h2h each cat. I’m looking at a 10.80 ERA and a 2.3 WHIP Tell Me Why? I Don’t Like Mondays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  127. Tommy says:
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    Is Hahn a streamer in 10 team h2h
    Do you like his next start @home vs angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

  128. alex seber says:
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    10 team H2H Points Dynasty League, pretty deep rosters.

    I’m not going to win this year, but have a deep, young offense. My SP’s are pretty shit overall. I got offered my C. Santana, Paulsen, and E. Rodriguez for his M. Moore and Addison Russel.

    I can start 3 MI and I have A. Escobar, Xander Bogartes, Panik, and Alex Guerrero.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think it’s great

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Giles for Osuna or Siegrist?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Siegrist

  130. J-FOH says:
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    One more day til a new masterchef

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I’m dying! Sadly, I much prefer mystery box weeks

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: mystery box weeks? Sounds like a nickname for Rickie?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a nickname for Rickie’s woman

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: oh zing!

            I hate waiting for the show. I plan on drinking tonight so when I come to its MC day

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Great idea!

  131. Dommattingly says:
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    SPs:
    Archer
    Quintana
    Bauer
    Cueto
    Bucholz
    Fiers
    Chavez
    Lester

    RPs:
    Holland
    Uehara
    Tolleson

    Have Matz, Fister, Jaime Garcia, and Jake McGee on the wire….Ideas? THANKS!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bauer for McGee

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    10 team keeper league (7 total players get kept)

    Two Options for a trade, I am trying to land Dozier. The owner of Doizer wants Walker, but is offering me LeMehiu for Walker.

    I offer Walker, E Rod and Desmond for Dozier. (i have peralta and lindor)

    Or offer E Rod staight up for LeMeinu ( I own Rendon, but nervous about that injury that kept him out)

    What can I give up for Doizer

    Current
    Martin
    Rizzo
    Rendon
    Seager
    Peralta
    Cespedecs
    Burns
    Gardner
    Upton

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Gallo
    Lindor
    Desmond
    Cain, L
    Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, E Rod and Desmond for Dozier works for me

  133. henncoop says:
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    Have an open bench spot Leading the league in SB & Runs & in the top 1/3 in Avg, RBIs & HRs …so more a need for power if that helps. 5X5 keeper league.

    Pick up Pillar, Venable or Morrison?

    Also same team Trumbo seems to be sucking in his new home …will he adjust? or are any of the above an upgrade? Or try to trade him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Trumbo will be fine eventually… Morrison

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks …as always you do a great job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. Tsizzle says:
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    Confidence in any of these guys?
    Bud Norris @ philly $8.3
    Joe ross vs TB $7.0
    Sabathia vs Miami $6
    Gravman vs SD – 1.8
    Hendricks @cleveland – 5.0
    Montgomery @sf – $10
    Tyler Lyons @philly 19.9
    DE la Rosa vs SD $12.9
    Elias vs Houston $10.5
    Folty vs mets $5
    Marcum vs TB $5.7
    Robbie ray Vs sd $4.7
    May vs cubs $. 5
    Happ vs Houston $15.0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not confidence, per se, but I’d stream Ray and Ross

  135. Atlas says:
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    Things the fantasy community can thank me for:

    1. Fear of BlueJays lead me to sit Thor last night. 1 ER 11 K’s

    2. My league has an assist category so I started a MI in my utility spot over Springer. 3-4 2HR

    Nothing like watching two players dominate while harmlessly hanging out on your bench. The rest of you are welcome.

    Side note: I traded for Springer a few weeks ago. I have sat him twice since owning him; those are the only two games he has homered. :facepalm:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. ha! 2. Ouch… Sonavabench!

  136. Reckless says:
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    Do you like Hendricks @cleveland son doesn’t like it all, you starting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it either

  137. slew says:
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    Moving forward in a standard 12 team league, would you rather have Matz or A. Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  138. henncoop says:
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    in a 10 team H2H league with seemingly impatient owners I have a few high profile players out there on waivers Yahoo format with no CI or MI & 1 utility spot.
    My team currently: C Yan

  139. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you feel about Nova? He’s a FA in one of my leagues and I have the roster space to wait on him another week or so. (10-team H2h 6×6, QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stash him, but he’s likely a streamer in your league

  140. henncoop says:
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    Sorry about the previous post
    in a 10 team H2H league with seemingly impatient owners I have a few high profile players out there on waivers Yahoo format with no CI or MI & 1 utility spot.
    C Yan
    1B Pujols
    2B Wong
    3B Bryant
    SS Segura
    OF Cargo, Springer, Kemp,
    Utility shared by Hosmer, Souza, Arenado …daily lineups use the best players obviously
    Cano, Yelich, Panda, Wright, Carter, Moss, Ozuna are available

    Same team would you drop Shark for Matz ? Gio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Shark for Matz

  141. Greyismyhero says:
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    Warning: All SP that I drop then they get hot, then

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Greyismyhero: they get blown up……Last victim Rodon…..Now I re-picked back up T. Walker…..WARNING….WARNING….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha..>Smoke it!

  142. Mike says:
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    I was all set to bench Teheran against Boston today (SON hates him), but now I see no Pedroia and no Hanley. Would you reconsider?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pitch Teheran

  143. Raindoggg says:
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    Opinions from all welcomed…..two out of the four rest of season…..Jace, Headley, Odor, Dilson…..thanks in advance…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace, Headley

  144. coacher23 says:
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    2 years of control of Matz vs only 1 year of control of Syndergaard. Opinions on how much more valuable that 2nd year of Mats will be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be huge

  145. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    1) please rank ROS….Cano, Desmond, Lindor

    2) please rank for near future to ROS….Yelich, Venable, Desmond, Bruce

    thanks grey, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) You ranked them…. 2) Venable, Yelich, Bruce

      • Reckless says:
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        @Grey: Venable over bruce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For runs and speed

          • Reckless says:
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            @Grey: if your outfielders were upton, soler, souza, yelich, bruce, Martin would you drop one for Venable

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  146. Scott says:
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    Whoah. Josh Harrison acquired 2B eligibility in ESPN leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  147. Scott says:
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    Hey, I have a riddle for you. If the White Sux play the Red Sux, who loses?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one, draw

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: The fans!

  148. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Tulo and Carlos Correa in a H2H Points Keeper league. I need a top tier pitcher and would like to upgrade Cano. Am I crazy for offering Tulo and Cano for Brian Dozier and Jose Fernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: How about Tulo/Quintana for Gerrit Cole? Giving too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  149. ERad says:
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    I drop Gose after weeks of bupkis – and then he has 3 SB in 2 days – which means, time to pick him back up!

    Drop Franco or Trumbo for Prince Sagnof? I can slide Panda back to 3B if I lose Franco – big ol bleb seems to be coming out of his slump

    I already know the answer is Franco – but your guidance has rendered me without any questions lately, so I just wanna be sitting with the cool kids at lunch again. Thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Franco, go bleb!

  150. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop McHugh for Matz? Im a guessing that’s a big fat yes right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  151. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Desmond is sucking the life out of my offense, would you drop him for Achevaria or Flores in a 12T H2H redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  152. Zak Greyham says:
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    In a vacuum that is my 6×6 roto league with OBP and SLG please pick a side: Bogaerts or Dickerson and Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  153. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Worth picking up Matz in shallow leagues as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. tank1 says:
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    In a long-term keeper league, is it too much to offer Buxton, E-Rod and either Lindor or Franco for Cole Hamels? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely, yeah

  155. Jaymz says:
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    Velasquez is just getting unlucky so far. Right Grey? Right?? Fack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fack indeed

    • Scott says:
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      @Jaymz: Initial jitters. Let’s see if he can lock it down.

      • ERad says:
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        @Scott: I’ll take 6 K’s through 3 IP all day erry day

  156. matt says:
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    22 team 5 by 5 roto …offering tyson ross and Sano for Cole hammels Sano isdirt cheap for next year as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels if it helps you win this year but it’s just fair

  157. JimmyBond says:
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    drop Latos for Matz?
    H2h Roto, rest of rotation is Arrieta, Carrasco, Salazar, JFernandez (DL), Richards, ERodriguez, McCullers.

    • JimmyBond says:
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      @JimmyBond: I will also have to drop one of the aforementioned when JFer comes back too in a couple weeks…probably Rodriguez I’m thinking? (or the Matz/Latos spot being debated now)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, E-Rod

      • JimmyBond says:
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        @JimmyBond: or I move Carrasco into my RP slot, give up on saves, and keep all the starters

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s cross the bridge of J-Fer when he returns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • JimmyBond says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  158. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I would be getting Hanley and Jordan Zimmerman, would be giving Cargo and Tanaka. Zim has been bad, but I hate constantly worrying about Tanakas elbow….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hanley

  159. Negatto says:
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    Fiers, Rodon, Ross – Drop 1. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  160. b-rock says:
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    Of the recently called up young pitchers.. what order would you want to own these guys?

    Chi Chi
    E-Rod
    V Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rod, VV

  161. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    Vogt or D’arnaud for RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  162. Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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    Good afternoon,

    Good write up today. I am curious about Ivan Nova. Is he worth an add in a 14 team head to head 6×6 category league with a limit of 35 waiver wire moves? And if so who would you drop? I am leaning towards Roenis Elias or Jimmy Nelson, but Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton currently reside on my DL with hopes of coming back before the all star break. Sit tight or flex my muscles and add Mr. Nova. If anything I just ride my current pitching staff and then when Hisashi comes back drop elias or butler.
    Current pitching roster:

    Sp’s: Masahiro Tanaka, Dallas Kuechel, Chris Archer, Johnny Cueto, Jesse Chavez, Roenis Elias, Mike Fiers, Jimmy Nelson,
    N/A: Steven Matz
    DL: Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton

    • Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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      @Booney’s Wheelhouse: sorry drop elias or jimmy nelson not butler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Elias for Hisashi when he returns, hold for now

      • Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Was leaning that way but was more intrigued with the possibility of some sort of upside or a possible return to nova’s 2013 pitching form. Go mariners!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  163. AA says:
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    Should I trade Cano for Correa in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. Jb says:
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    Was offered Bautista and springer for my Harper and Austin jackson? Any concerns of joeybats injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Springer, agree with JFOH

      • Jb says:
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        thanks who do u like better ROS Carlos martinez or Salazar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar

  165. PB&J says:
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    I received two interesting trade offers today in my redraft league. Which sides do you like:

    1) My Carrasco and Chase Anderson for his Liriano and Harang.
    2) My Buxton and Ventura for his Canha and Kenley Jansen

    Thanks Mr Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sounds fair 2) Again, it’s fair

  166. Ron says:
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    Need 1 out of these 3 bats:

    Brantley vs. Arrieta
    Hosmer vs. Garza
    Harrison vs. Quintana

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  167. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need pitching help and have offense to spare. my pujols/mcgee for keuchel/ellsbury. pujols is my dh (we dont start CI and have Rizzo at 1b) and currently have 5 closers (we can start 3). thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: what tier pitcher would you trade pujols for (or would you not trade him)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A top ten SP

  168. Davies says:
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    Drop Hahn or Velasquez?

    Do you like Velasquez next start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  169. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Kipnis/Segura/Rodon or Gordon/Desmond?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  170. David says:
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    Lose one Betts, souza, Polanco, buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  171. Josh says:
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    Pick two ROS, 5×5 w/ OBP. Redraft

    Boegarts, Andrus, Travis, Peterson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander, Jace

  172. Aero says:
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    Been holding Iwakuma, and Anibal, Jo-Fer, and Erasmo on waivers. Thoughts on making a switch?

    Somebody dropped Vogt yesterday, if he clears waivers, drop Hundley for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hundley for Vogt, drop Iwakuma for J-Fer

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Ha, J-Fer got snatched up. Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to Anibal

  173. e says:
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    what do you think of this outfield moving forward (with the rest of my lineup for context)? should I be looking to upgrade someone while pence is on the DL? IS werth worth holding on to? Thanks.

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Jose Abreu
    2B – DJ Lemeieu
    3B – Josh Donaldson
    SS – Marcus Semien
    OF – Josh Reddick
    OF – Nori Aoki
    OF – Cameron Maybin
    BN – Shin soo choo
    DL – Hunter Pence
    DL – Jayson Werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid for a 20 team league

      • e says:
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        @Grey: ha; it’s only a 12 team league, my pitching staff is carrying me.

  174. J-FOH says:
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    I got thirty comments in the update today *pops champagne* I knew Spinal Tap would bring them in. Shit, I’m not suppose to drink at work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cold Duck doesn’t count as champagne

  175. Bb says:
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    Who wins this trade if you have an outfielder to replace marte.

    Marte and c-mart for bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • Bb says:
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        @Grey: would you try c-mart and Buxton for bumgarner or just do Buxton straight up for a pitcher like samrdijza

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Redraft? Buxton straight up, but better than Samardzija

  176. dom says:
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    fun read as always

    my SP is a little heavy on young cats with Syndergaard McCullers Rodon Velasquez (J Chavez?) I was wondering if you had any reason to believe these guys are or aren’t gonna be on innings caps this year. dont want to be shorthanded at end of season

    thinking about offering a Mets fan Syndergaard for T Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Noah before Bauer

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: I see. What about for Stressburg? He liked the idea I floated of Syndergaard and J Gallo for Stressbird and Semien. Semien would (prob) be an upgrade over Addison Russell in my OPS league and Gallo is part of the back end of my lineup/bench along with Choo, Souza, Yelich, M Franco, LaRoche

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like a decent gamble

  177. mr. glass says:
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    Not going to lie if Tehran went down for the year tomorrow I wouldn’t really be all that upset

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally could see that

  178. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, non keeper, roto, 5×5.

    give- Nolan Arenado, Ian Desmond.
    get- Lucas Duda, Carlos Correa

    Seager would replace Arenado at 3B.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Gattis. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Kendrick. 3B- Arenado. SS- Desmond.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Cespedes. OF- Martin. UT- Seager. UT- Span.
    BN- Buxton, Revere, Peterson, Werth (DL)
    SP- Price. SP- Archer. RP- Robertson. RP- Tolleson.
    P- Gregerson. P- Zeigler. P- McHugh. P- Syndergaard.
    BN- Garcia.
    DL- Lynn. DL- AMiller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  179. bossmanjunior says:
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    Here is my 10 team redraft with limited moves and daily rolling waivers

    C McCann 1B Ortiz 2B Kipnis 3B Donaldson SS Desmond OF Trout OF Marte OF Souza UTL Teixera BN Moss DL Soler

    SP Hamels, Carrasco, Arrieta, DeGrom, Kuechel, Wacha, Salazar, Chavez
    RP Casilla, Axford, Rondon, Reed

    I have the 3rd best waiver priority. How would you rank these moves in terms of importance:

    – Drop Souza/Moss for Buxton
    – Drop Reed for Matz
    – Drop Chavez (or someone else) for Siegrist (if Rosenthal is declared injured tonight)

    I think Buxton takes priority no matter what. Maybe if Siegrist is deemed the closer tonight he becomes priority number 2? Might be able to wait a day to pick up and stash Matz, especially with my starters so strong and my closers kinda iffy. Can’t see dropping Rondon right now as he is still likely the favorite for saves and could reclaim the role. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton, Siegrist, Matz pick up in that order… Souza is drop

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        If I drop Souza and Reed for Buxton and Siegrist, who would I drop for Matz? Chavez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now if you get the first two

  180. Richard says:
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    I get: Tanaka, Britton, Xander Bogaerts
    I give up: Dickerson and Joc Pederson

    Here’s my rationale. Dickerson has a 17th round cost for 2016 and Pederson is in my minor leagues, which means he wouldn’t cost me anything to keep if I kept him there going into 2016. I have no plans to call him up as of now since he’s not stealing. Bogaerts is a 17th round cost for 2016. Tanaka would be too expensive to keep next year.
    So here’s my situation. I have a precarious hold on 1st place and I just sank last in ERA thanks to Harvey, Felix, McHugh, etc. I’m also 6th in SB, but I’m doing well in all the other categories.

    My thinking with this trade is to put Xander at MI, drop Panik, and call up Byron Buxton from my minors to help me in SBs. I would be selling high on Joc Pederson and Dickerson’s season looks lost with his plantar fasciitis. Even if I trade Pederson and Dickerson, I still have Harper, Xander, Machado, Arenado, and Harvey as potential cheap keepers for 2016 (I can only keep 5). Also, by getting Britton, it would help replace Rosenthal if his forearm tightness is serious.

    Tanaka scares the crap out of me b/c of his elbow, but he’s nasty when healthy. He won’t do the same trade but with Jordan Zimmermann instead of Tanaka.

    So, is this a good trade for me? Do you guys think Xander is a good, long term keeper at the SS position? Do you think Tanaka will be good and healthy over the next 3 months? I worry that he’ll be shut down in September if the Yankees fall back in the playoff race.

    I look at this trade in 2 parts. Joc for Xander since they’re both young and cheap. I would rather have Xander b/c he’s an SS and we know SS is hard to fill. Then I look at Dickerson for Tanaka and Britton. Dickerson is in and out of the lineup and could be shut down if the plantar fasciitis continues to be a problem. Tanaka is a top flight starter and Britton is a good closer.

    My team:
    C: Jonathan Lucroy
    1B: Chris Davis
    2B: Brian Dozier
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    CI: Manny Machado
    MI: Joe Panik
    OF (5): Bryce Harper, Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, AJ Pollock, Corey Dickerson
    U (1): David Ortiz
    P (9): Matt Harvey, Felix Hernandez, Carlos Carrasco, Collin McHugh, Jason Hammel, Jeurys Familia, Trevor Rosenthal, Santiago Casilla, Brad Ziegler

    Bench (3): Jaime Garcia, Vincent Velasquez, Steven Matz
    DL: Kevin Gausman

    Minors: B. Buxton, Joc Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good trade

  181. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    you buying kemp ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With his three homers? Meh

  182. greg says:
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    To get Matz, I’d have to drop an OF, of Calhoun, Springer (no), Maybin, Yellich, Colabello, who would you drop?

    And, my starters are Kluber, DeGrom, Archer, CHavez, CMart with Jofer and MMoore on DL….do I need Matz even? Hard to trade a starter with so many pitchers doing well….but if I could, who would you move?

    Lastly, is McGee likely gotten back his closer gig in TB?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on McGee

  183. Irish in 1 hand says:
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    Hey Grey. Keep on rockin it.

    I got this trade offer presented wanted ur expertis. H2H OPS & K/BB ration

    Get Bryant and Yelich (i have Brantley Sousa and Gomez only) give Arenado and Syndergaard

    Its a 6 keeper league. Is it close or lopsided

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, it’s close

  184. Eric says:
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    Dickerson or Matt kemp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  185. Eric says:
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    ^^^ ROS

  186. Bb says:
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    Souza or betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  187. Jake taylor says:
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    Grey

    What’s your take on G Richards ROS

    What type of corner should I move for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval? Hosmer?

  188. Hal Incandenza says:
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    That Bogaerts dinger that makes you lau-himper (pronounced limper) was courtesy of my having decided to just drop him in a league. You’re welcome! For some reason I feel like I should state that 12 teamer has short offensive rosters and is full of guys that don’t seem to be keen on trading as a general rule, but really he’s just droppable in this league. EDspecially as there aren’t MI or CI spots. Okay, you can tell I’m still half trying to justify the drop.

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Oh, and even though I don’t own him:

      Brock Holt!

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Hal Incandenza: Oh, and thanks for the Gio comment. It was the last motivation I needed to pull the trigger on that drop.

        Ahhh, I feel cleansed like only a drop on a June evening can bring!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Brock Holt!

        • hondo says:
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          @Grey: Is that the guy sitting on my bench so Cano can suck the life out of my team?Hmm,yep.
          That was a serious sonovabench in my 10×10 league.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Hal!

  189. Anthony says:
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    @GREY: 12 man h2h pay Jhonny Peralta Reddick for Correa ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

      • Anthony says:
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        @Grey: wow correa the 2nd coming of trout ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t follow

  190. SPAPS2 says:
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    What kind of numbers can be honestly expect from Dickerson the rest of the way? Thinking about selling low. What kind of value does he have in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s shut down around early August…. No idea anything about your league…

      • SPAPS2 says:
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        keeping 5 players for next year, no rules on losing draft picks. keepers looking like adam jones, rizzo, rendon, joc, and picking the 5th from dickerson, pollack, wong? arrieta?

        Just got offered felix gardner and kemp for jones joc and jaime. Thinking of countering felix and gardner for jones dickerson and jaime. Wise or no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try to counter

  191. Fungazi says:
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    Picked up Siegrist and dropped A. Miller in a league with no more DL space and Rosenthal on the team. Feels like it was a no-brainer, since for all I know, Miller could have 2 saves the rest of the season. Or O. Was this too quick to get rid of Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, sounds fine

  192. The JoGarza says:
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    Eovaldi got absolutely butt blasted. Schadenfreude to the max, as a Marlins.

    In a 12-team OBP, M.Franco, Yelich, or Dietrich as a producing bat right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yup…. Yelich

  193. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 h2h C: Grandal or Hundley ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  194. Rick says:
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    Should I drop Rodon for Latos? Traded C-Mart and Fiers for Strasburg, good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Trade sounds okay, could end up haunting you

  195. Greyismyhero says:
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    Grey, whats your take on this update? Ive never wanted anyone to go on DL or be lost for the year as I do Rosenthal, as I didn’t draft him anywhere and scooped up Siegrest everywhere….I know youre not a doctor but?

    Trevor Rosenthal explained Tuesday that he’s had “kind of like a knot in my bicep” since Saturday but is “progressively getting better since.”
    src: Stan McNeal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he’ll be fine but might get a precautionary DL stint anyway

  196. Rick says:
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    My Hanley for his Correa and Liriano ? Pretty stacked offensively with Harper Giancarlo Upton Frazier the Doz and Voght

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  197. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty where my DL slots are filled and i’m TEX, thus having to keep at least 9 minimum TEX players at all times. I tried to trade for kela but guy asked for franco, which is batshit. i was offering guys with similar value to kela, not starting 3B that project to hit for power and were top 50 prospects. Kela was ranked 8-14th for TEX alone preseason. H2H league with holds/K per 9/doubles,triples, BB’s, put outs, assists, double plays, outfield assists, double plays for pitchers, QS, relief wins, relief appearances. to prevent hoarding can only have at most 1 of 4 BN spots be pitchers.
    zunino
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    gallo
    LF choo
    CF ozuna
    RF stanton
    util franco
    BN leonys/owings/inciarte (active slot)
    DL profar/beltre
    NA tapia/a-jax/t.anderson
    SP quintana/hammel/c.anderson/fiers/liriano/hendricks
    RP melancon/robertson/tolleson/walden (in active slot)/fien/lowe (SEA)
    DL – bradley/darvish/holland
    NA heaney/urias
    got a couple of trade offers
    1. my melancon for moreland/j.garcia/belisle
    2. my inciarte and worthless pick (25th round) for lomo and a 2nd rounder (but i’m very very likely to keep a full roster here, unless somehow a 10th overall prospect is better than 1 of mine)

    I’m thinking 1 is bad since j.garcia will get hurt and isn’t that much better than my SP anyway, moreland, while OK, doesn’t seem like i would want all 4 of gallo/fielder/franco/moreland with only 1 1B/3B/util slot. Unless Gallo goes back down, then moreland might have some value.

    2. i think is harder since i’m thinking of dropping inciarte anyway, or having to hold him in active slot till beltre’s back. free agent options here would be 1 of: dejesus,valencia, rusney (just got dropped), joyce, bour.

    3. should i do either trade, or try to drop inciarte for one of those guys (my crappy waiver probably doesn’t get rusney)
    4. should i stash peter o’brien over heaney (this would require me to drop fien or inciarte to do it). I was just reading that o’brien himself wants to not catch anymore, and ARI is making him do it, which i’m sure long term means he won’t be doing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Neither trade… Sure, Bour

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i’ve also been thinking of dropping fien for one of putnam/petricka/dunn/hagadone/maness anyway.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: bour over rusney for long term then, hmm. good thing this is in yahoo, so gallo will either go down or have LF soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, I’m saying Bour because you’re not getting Rusney

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you can get Rusney get him

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: yeah, i’ll try, makes sense, bour is 2nd best option.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Putnam

  198. Nighpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was offered Greinke for Harvey and Rodon in a partial keeper.

    Do you see much of a gap between Greinke and Harvey? Rodon not likely to be kept by me.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Nighpandas: rather have harvey alone long term anyway.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Nighpandas: it could depend on length and cost of keeperness, which wasn’t mentioned. you said partial, but that’s not really informative. If by partial you meant a small number of keepers, and that harvey and greinke are both keepable indefinitely at the same price my answer would still be valid i would think.

  199. FrankGrimes says:
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    giancarlito!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love!

  200. hondo says:
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    A couple 2B questions.

    10 team 10×10 H2H-give up on Cano when Travis comes off the DL?I bought Cano real low,but I didn’t realize how bad he looks.I’ve got Cano, Howie,Correa and Holt for SS,2B and MI.One would be my 1 bench guy.

    12 team 5×5-Desmond(batting 9th but starting to show a pulse IMO)was dropped and is on waivers,drop Alcides and add?No MI in this league,just 2B and SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Alcides for Desmond… I’d try to hold Cano

      • hondo says:
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        Ty Sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  201. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    guessing familia owners should have no worries, since familia went 2.66 innings last 2 days. but it is somewhat telling that NYM would rather keep parnell in for a 2nd inning when he just got done allowing some runs (not his own) in previous inning. He’ll likely move ahead of C-Tor fairly soon, and Familia better stay good. We probably should look to drop C-Tor in some spots for better holds guys or guys with a solid 8th inning job such as shaw/lowe/motte/wilson/dunn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell will be the setup man soon, yeah

  202. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    Matz on the wire, dro Latos or Kennedy for him. Worth it or stay put
    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  203. JoeG414 says:
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    Nice outing for Chi Chi tonight. Looking at him @ CWS 6/21 and T.Lyons @Philly 6/19 as streamers this weekend. Whata think ? 6×6 daily mixed roto.
    .I’m willing to try anything right now the why my starters are going : Zimm, Arrieta, Rondon, Quintana , Hahn, Happ, May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Lyons

  204. Kevin says:
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    Who would you drop for Taijuan, Eduardo Rodriguez or Vincent Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  205. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    got a deal in 20 man keep 7-9 players. for each player less than 9 you keep you get a pick supplementally before standard draft begins based on your standing from previous year . i’m in 8-12th place and probably not likely to win this year. roto. OPS/XBH/holds/QS added.
    vogt
    forsythe
    cano
    segura
    carpenter
    OF jones/red dick/cargo 1
    util b.butler
    BN heyward/desmond/
    DL ellsbury
    NA dahl
    SP (low innings cap of 1250)- e-rod/fiers/buchholez/annabelle/j-zimm/kazmir and chafin in SP slot for holds
    RP C-Tor (replaced soon)/capps/scribner/tolleson/ziegler
    DL walden
    NA nola
    deal would be my vogt/segura/tolleson/ziegler for his puig/ahmed/tucker/mesoraco
    If i replaced segura with desmond, let him not include ahmed (maybe not tucker either, but i get to keep ziegler), would this be good? I could drop butler now, heyward when ellsbury comes back (or a pitcher maybe), grab castro or some other hump at catcher for this year, and have mesoraco next year (and i’m thinking when he’s healthy he’s a keeper). puig surely seems like a better keeper than vogt, and mesoraco might be better than one of my weaker ones too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, but I don’t know who’s going to be your catcher since Mesoraco sounds like he’s out for the year

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: some hump like castro.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: plus probably only reason i can buy low on him in the fact that is out for year. the other owner probably thinks i don’t know that. i could get him to throw in realmuto maybe instead of tucker + ahmed, since i’d never play ahmed anyway, and have too much OF already.

  206. highheat17 says:
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    Vogt, Weiters or Santana as C ROS 5×5 h2h Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  207. Jon says:
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    Here’s my roster in a 10-team, keep 18/keep forever league. Would you trade Betts for Alex Wood?

    C Martin
    1B Goldy
    2B Kipnis
    3B Donaldson
    SS Tulo
    MI Jace Peterson
    CI Arenado
    OF Stanton
    OF Jones
    OF Pederson
    OF Betts
    DH Hosmer

    Bench – Ian Desmond, Polanco, Heyward

    SP Cole
    SP Harvey
    SP Zimmermann
    SP Liriano
    SP Chavez
    SP Chase Anderson
    SP Shoemaker
    SP May
    SP Nelson
    SP Erasmo

    RP Allen
    RP Ramos
    RP Boxberger
    RP Clippard
    RP Ziegler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  208. tentyme says:
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    Evening grey !! it’s add drop night in a 12 team weekly points league would you drop tollenson for perkins who was just dropped or hold tollenson as my closer? thx for your help..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  209. nick the dick says:
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    Up 16-1? Yup, time to bring in Storen. Fuck shit ass bitch cunt shoobady doo wap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazaam!

  210. jay says:
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    Pick an OFer
    Ozuna Yelich or leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  211. Dommattingly says:
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    Who do I drop when D Travis returns…Ozuna, Odor, A Guerrero, Cola, or Burns? Thanks!
    Also could you rank ROS
    Odor
    Jace
    DTravis
    AGuerrero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerrero…Jace, Devon

  212. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey Which 2 would you go after on a Possible low buy from Batista/Ellsbury/Braun/Hamles? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Braun, Hamels

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Thats why they Low buys HA!

  213. goodfold2 says:
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    ROSSCUP down!

  214. Funscombe says:
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    Trade my Arrieta for Joc Pederson?

    Current outfield: A. Gordon, Y. Tomas, J.D. Martinez, C. Maybin, B. Burns

    Current Pitching Staff: C. Kershaw, J. Cueto, M. Bumgarner, J. Teheran, E. Rodriguez, J. Lester, J. Arrieta…J. Fernandez stashed on DL

    • Funscombe says:
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      @Funscombe:

      Also again and as always, thanks for the grade A write ups :)

  215. slimbo says:
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    8 team keeper.Give up bumgarner abreau rendon and marte for stanton and gallo? Am I crazy for thinking this? I have the depth but is it to much?

    • slimbo says:
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      @slimbo:
      Martin abreau dozier Frazier reyes fielder betts marte bautista yelich davis russell cano rendon travis

      Kluber bumgarner syndergard martinez pineda zimmerman teheran gonzalez mccullers rodriguez

      It’s a svs/holds league as 1 cat
      Boxburger watson, joe smith, wade davis, Grilli ramos ziegler

  216. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Entertaining writeup again, thankfully I’ve managed to snag Matz in one of my two leagues!

    Anyway, the commish in my league has offered me A. Simon and Castillo for L. Cain. Not quite a chump dump but i don’t believe in Simon.
    I was gonna counter with an offer of Wacha and Cain for Schezer.

    Thoughts?

    Thoughts?

  217. CoachGonzo says:
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    How bad of an overpay is Jofer, T.walker, and justin turner for Gerrit Cole in a 9 team mixed 5 x5 roto?

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