Michael Conforto is a Buy.  A Mets hitter.  Long pause.  Hearing Dominick the Donkey on the radio.  Realizing that pause was until Christmas.  “Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw.  It’s Conforto, the fantasy baseball Buy donkey.  The Italian Christmas Fantasy Baseball Buy Donkey.  He plays for the Mets and you know what this means?  The label on the inside of his uni says they’re made in Queens.”  In the beginning of the season, Conforto looked like he was working with three-quarters of his ability.  So, who’s he, Confor?  Julius Caesar never came, saw and Confor’d, right?  The lawyers didn’t Confor with the judge before sentencing Conforto to three months of terrible hitting.  Confor the lousy hitting, stay for the fear of success?  Yes, but no.  What I think we’re going to hear this offseason is Conforto is going to say the first few months of the season, his shoulder was still bothering him, but, by the 2nd half, that started to ease.  On our last 7 day Player Rater, Conforto is top 15, and could be in store for a solid 2nd half if his injury is finally healed.  Now get the Italian Christmas Fantasy Baseball Buy Donkey!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mitch Garver – *you seeing Mitch Garver as the first Buy, you print out the page so you have a physical copy, then you burn this Buy, then you dial the phone*  “Hello, voodoo priestess who I met online, is there a way to remove something I’ve seen from my thoughts?”  I get it, Mitch Garver isn’t great in the traditional sense of the word great.  But he has hit well in the last week.

C.J. Cron – This is hilarious in a sad, ‘what are you people doing’ type way.  Cron is owned in as many leagues as Greg Bird.  Here’s a little cheatsheet for you.  Greg Bird has never been good for longer than two games in a row.  Cron has been good this whole season.

Yonder Alonso – He’s also owned in less leagues than Bird.  That makes sense if you read it backwards, so it says, “Common sense is dead.”

Robinson Cano – Likely going to be next week’s Buy lede if he’s still under 50% owned.  By the by, earlier this week, I said something like, Jonathan Schoop or Tanaka are definitely in the lead to be this week’s Buy ledes.  Yeah, well, I either underestimated or way overestimated you, because Tanaka is owned in 95% of leagues, which is way over the cut off to be included, and Schoop is owned in around 70% of leagues, which is also too many leagues (for this, not for reality in, uh, fantasy).  Oh, and Cano is in the video at the top of this page.  Watch it 56,000 times and earn me 56 cents!

Ian Happ – With Kris Bryant headed back to the DL, Happ should see more regular playing time.  Somewhere, Joe Maddon just laughed and penned Tommy La Stella into the lineup.

Jeff McNeil – Here’s what I said when he was called up, “You know who’s even more excited about seeing McNeil?  Asdrubal, because this almost certainly means he’s being traded.  Then again, the Mets might just bench McNeil.  That might be the more Mets thing to do.  Why do we care?  Jeff McNeil has looked more like Jeff Kent in the minors this year.  He has 19 HRs and a .342 average in Double and Triple-A.  Tri-A is PCL-aided, but he’s been hitting everything all year.  He’s not a tater tot, however, he’s 26 years old, so might be a Quad-A player who just finally figured out the minor leagues, but is too old to do the same in the majors.  I’d grab him in deeper mixed leagues and NL-Only for now.” And that’s me quoting me!  Oh, and in classic Mets fashion, McNeil sat for two straight games.  One thing we can say of the Mets is they are so Mets.

Maikel Franco – Franco’s brain up until two weeks ago:  Got myself a starting job and no worries in the world!  Franco’s brain the last two weeks:  What do you mean I might get traded to the Orioles?  I better hit!

Tim Beckham – Beckham’s brain inside of Maikel’s brain:  I don’t know how I got in here, or how I got on the Orioles, but get me out of both!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Ted Williams once had multiple hit games for 127 games straight so Gurriel won’t ever break that streak, but Gurriel is going on over a week of multiple hits.

Cameron Maybin – You know how if you put the AC on in your Corolla, then within 25 minutes the car overheats and you have to then put the heater on for five minutes, which ruins your vibe completely, but then you can put the AC on again for 25 minutes and then heat and then AC and then heat and so on?  That’s Cameron Maybin.  He’ll get you a 2-for-3 with two steals, but then he needs to sit with a sore hammy for three games.

Alex Verdugo – I get the feeling he’s about to get traded somewhere where he will be able to play full-time, but, honestly, not sure where and for what kind of piece.  Maybe Ervin Santana?  Feels a bit rich, but the Dodgers could really use an arm.  Any hoo!  You now know what I’m thinking.  Let’s say you’re inside my brain, inside Tim Beckham’s, inside Maikel’s.  We are the Russian nesting dolls of galaxy brains.

Kole Calhoun – The Calhoun brothers are interesting.  One is hot and one is flashy, fun, not playing every day, not hitting when he does play, and might get demoted.  Which one do I want?  Sometimes logic doesn’t win out.

Willie Calhoun – Hey, Kole Calhoun’s blurb, how about you eat a D?!

Joc Pederson – This is a Hitter-Tron pick, just as it picks from discarded mufflers on which one is coming home with it tonight.

Kirby Yates – Is the new closer in San Diego, which may not be the case by Sunday, then Craig Stammen’s the next one in line, and if he’s gone too, then *tears up tickets, throws pieces of paper in the air*  I quit!

Anthony Swarzak – Not a joke, I’d love to know what the Mets are doing with their closer shituation.  Using one guy (Swarzak or Gsellman) for two innings every third day is legit goofy.  It’s like Mickey Callaway sees all the positive press Kevin Cash is getting for his ‘opener’ strategy, and is like, “I’m going to start something new, it’s called, ‘The Closer!'”  Assistant coach lightly tugs on Callaway’s sleeve, “Um, skip, um, there’s already something called a ‘Closer.'”

A.J. Minter – Don’t really expect much more from Vizcaino this year, but the Braves might trade for an arm — hey, Raisel, whatcha up to? — for now Minter seems to be the main man in the Braves’ pen.

Brad Brach – Fun fact!  The Orioles’ new closer’s nickname is also the last two days of the week when a girl starts the week by wearing seven bras and ends with only one, Bra-Bra.  (As my bumper sticker says, it makes sense if you don’t think about it too long!)

Roberto Osuna – Should be returning to the Jays’ closer job in a few weeks.  In his first game back, a pitcher on the opposing team should throw at a Jays player, so Osuna has to retaliate.  “But if I retaliate I’m going to have my probation revoked.  Being a piece of crap person is not as easy as it looks.”  That’s Osuna weighing his options.

Jace Fry – Just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and have at it!

Pedro Strop – Currently, the Cubs’ closer, and if they don’t trade for someone, he could be the closer until the end of September, or not even by Sunday.

Joey Lucchesi – This is a straight Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to City Hall to find out why it’s, “Missing:  A piece of me that makes me feel whole,” posters were taken down.

Joe Musgrove – This is also a Stream-o-Nator call.  “Is it allowable if I have the posters say, ‘Wanted:  A Friend For Chats?'”

SELL

Kris Bryant – Hate to do the flippity on the floppity of my feelings on a player.  I thought Bryant was past his injury, but obviously he’s not.  In my top 100 for the 2nd half (which got outdated faster than ABC’s love affair with the new Roseanne), I talk about how Kris Bryant might no longer be a top 50 player in the preseason next year.  Now I’m not sure he’s a top 75 player.  Oh, I do think he’ll be good value if he falls far enough, but– Enough about next year!  Bryant’s headed for a lost season, and I don’t mean he’ll be picked up by The Others.  If you can get anything with Bryant, using the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer or not, I would.  Yes, in a redraft, I’d even trade him for a Mike Greenwell rookie card with bubble gum stuck to the back.

  1. Dan says:
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    July 27, 2018 at 11:00 am (link)
    In a keeper league that I’m trying to win this season, I have Treinen, Norris, Knebel, and Rondon and can only start 3. What is a better trade for me, or neither…

    Knebel + Muncy for Dozier
    Knebel + McKenzie (Minors) for Moustakas

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. dau says:
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    have to drop one for Puig—what say you? Adam Jones, Maybin, Avisail, Mallex, Joc or Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

    • Pamela Gregory says:
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      @dau: why would anyone own Adam Jones?

      • dau says:
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        @Pamela Gregory: Ha! thinking he might get traded to a contender.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @dau: dude can’t hit, he doesn’t steal anymore, how will getting traded to a contender fix that?

          • dau says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: Maybe he’ll get inspired for a few weeks–I’ll prolly cut both Maybin and him tho.

  3. Mike says:
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    Looking to get your thoughts on I’d the below trades are fair:

    I trade madbum and get berrios and boxberger (in need of saves)

    I trade Paxton and Springer for Manny?

    As always, thanks and buy/sell is my favorite column!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both sound solid, 1st one isn’t that close

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: you think I make off like a bandit if I can pull the first trade off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      I’d try and make both trades.

  4. Gotime says:
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    Nice work on the video Grey! Enjoy your weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  5. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    There are so many of these guys that I want to buy. Especially in a keeper. Sadly I dont really have any drops
    Who is the sit tonight in my H2H league. Mainly need HRs, Avg, Rbis
    Ozuna vs CHC Montgomery
    Merrifield @NYY Sabathia
    M.Olson @ COL Freeland
    Acuna/Albies vs LAD Kershaw
    They all have some warts tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Who is the drop as far as SPs go to activate Paxton
        HEANEY, HILL, MANAEA, ARCHER, MAEDA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hill

  6. BB says:
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    Had an owner express interest in Correa while he was on the DL, he offered Albies. If I could get him to throw in an arm to bolster my rotation as well, do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Albies on his own

      • BB says:
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        @Grey: memo taken, let’s see if i can work some magic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s magic hour!

  7. Fogimon says:
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    Probably should have read this before commenting on your last post and asking your thoughts on Conforto….

    Or I read so much Razzball I am Razzball at this point.

    This job, you wanna quit, but you can’t
    You’ve worked at this plant so long, you’re a plant
    Look at your goddamn boots!
    For Christ sakes, they’re starting to grow roots!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice!

  8. Kevin says:
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    Garver or Barnhart. I’ve been running the no catcher formation as not to hurt average and Ops..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  9. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league. Want to pickup Cano, have very few options to drop. Would you drop Tyson Ross or Jon Gray for him? Otherwise would have to drop a reliever for him, which I’d prefer not to do (have saves and holds: Rodney, Karla, Robertson, Hicks).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  10. Josh C says:
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    Greg Polanco or Puig ROS?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Josh C says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey! one more…. just realized Carlos Rodon is available in my league. After his last 2 starts is he a must add? Or are you not buying it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d grab Rodon

  11. peacecoast says:
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    sigh lost year for Bryant, my first round pick.

    How was Aspen yo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was mountainous

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Very white

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Grey: O

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Unaffordable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Boring

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: L

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, should’ve waited for the final L, now I look silly

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: L

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OL?

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Damn I tried to stagger LOL after your replies and I think I broke this shit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks a lot, peacecoast!

  12. bananafactory says:
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    poncedeleon coming back up

    drop godley for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peanuts in a bananas factory, I think he’s in the bullpen, no?

  13. Let's Play Two says:
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    As a Judge owner I’m debating whether or not I should keep or try and move him. If I packaged him with Schoop to get an another OF, who should I be able to get?

    My current OF with Judge on the DL is Betts, Benintendi, Springer and Rosario. I have Goldy and Bregman in the UTIL slot. Schoop on my bench.

    If I can’t find another OF would giving Judge and/or Schoop to get Encarncion be a good move? I have Freeman at 1B and Goldy in UTIL as mentioned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have Freeman and Goldy where is Edwin playing?

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        @Grey:

        I know this owner would take Judge for Encarnacion and stash him in the hope of getting production out of him for the final month (he’s a Judge fan). I would then try and flip Encarnacion for another owner for an OF that prefers someone who is not on the DL.

        The question is do I hold onto Judge or try and move him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not just trade Judge for a player you can use?

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            @Grey:

            That was my other question…for what OF should I target that would be fair? I have Betts, Springer, Benintendi and Rosario in my 4 OF spots.? I’m trying to keep pace in HR/RBI categories while maintaining my lead in SB.

            If that doesn’t work and I go the SP route, would you move Judge for Corbin?

            Separately, if I need to keep pace in HR and RBI is Encarncion a better choice than Goldy?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want more than Corbin — Goldy is better — is this a keeper? If not, then Judge for Hoskins?

              • Let's Play Two says:
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                @Grey:

                It’s not a keeper – season long roto. I could try for Hoskins.

                Would you hold onto Judge or do you think I should try and move him? My concern is even if he comes back by 3rd week in August those wrist fractures always seem to sap power for a while where I may not get much out of him the final month.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d try Hoskins first, but if not, I’d take Edwin and flip one of the 1B

                  • Let's Play Two says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Thanks, Grey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  14. hitman004 says:
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    You trusting CC today @ the Royals? I”m chasing dubs this week and it looks like a great matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get dem dubs

      • hitman004 says:
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        @Grey: Haha, SON feels good about him so I”m “trusting the process” lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trust falls!

      • hitman004 says:
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        @Grey: Haha, SON feels good about him so I”m “trusting the process” lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trust it baby!

  15. Robert says:
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    Expecting Eloy Jimenez to be called up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Sept

  16. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    OZUNA WANT BOBA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Occasionally, you’ll get a boba that’s big enough to get in the straw but not big enough to suck to your mouth and that boba will lodge in the straw and make it impossible to enjoy a seemingly delicious drink, that lodged boba is Marcell Ozuna

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Awesome boba cha analytics. Even the tasty beverages get the expert analysis here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just had the best boba, not one Marcell Ozuna

  17. Caught Looking says:
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    Would you use Gurriel Jr over Jorge Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Awesome boba cha analytics. Even the tasty beverages get the expert analysis here

        • dubjay says:
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          @Grey:
          Oops wrong spot to reply. See one comment above

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Boba!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just had the best boba of my life, not one Marcell Ozuna

  18. Steve says:
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    Who do you like better L Gurriel or A Rosario at MI? Who outproduces? Guess they’re both upside-y on basement dwelling teams.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  19. Josh C says:
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    @Grey:

    thanks Grey! one more…. just realized Carlos Rodon is available in my league. After his last 2 starts is he a must add? Or are you not buying it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, buy him

      • Josh C says:
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        @Grey:

        would you own him over D-Rod?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I have a feeling Rodon will pull a Pivetta – suck us all in and then shit all over our ratios

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not outside of realm of possibilities

      • Thomas g. says:
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        @Grey: grey, why do so many people ask you for fantasy advice? I’m genuinely curious as to what exactly your credentials are regarding this nerdy fad/hobby? And as I said before it’s very admirable of you to respond to almost every commen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I grew up in a fantasy baseball work camp.

  20. a2k says:
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    Hicks or Garver??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  21. Charlie says:
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    I’ve made moves this week in my ten teamed to acquire Maeda, Lester, C-Mart and Peralta. I gave up a mixture of bench depth and starters to get them including: Didi, Cruz, Cano, Castellanos and Archer.

    This is my team after the dust settles. Currently 9-8 in a three way tie for a wild card spot.

    Severino
    Lester
    Maeda
    Syndergaard
    Martinez
    Paxton
    Quintana
    Hill
    Flaherty
    Anderson

    Vasquez
    W.Davis

    Perez
    Encarnacion
    Altuve
    Bregman
    Andrus
    Yelich
    K. Davis
    Myers
    Peralta/Conforto

    Do I get Greys stamp of approval, or do you have a suggestion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn your pitching is stacked..: hopefully the hitting does its job

  22. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Aaron Judge ends up with a bone chip but Sonny Grey’s X-rays come back clean. If that doesn’t sum up the way the world works nothing does.

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Sorry, Grey. I meant Sonny GrAy. Didn’t mean to associate you with that shmoe.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  23. Jon says:
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    12 team Yahoo 5 x 5. Am very weak at 1b, as I have the now hurt Belt and the craprastic Eric Hosmer. Limit 50 transactions for the season and I’m at 31. Would you drop either or both of Belt (I have C Mart and Wacha taking up my DL spots) and Hosmer for Alonso or Thames? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt for Alonso if you need a corner man

  24. Nick says:
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    HAPP’S OBP IS 377. He doesn’t make the cut off with 260 ABs, but that would make him 23rd in the league if he did. Play the man!

    Is Mancini a lost cause even in dynasty formats at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In shallower mixed, sure… crazy on Happ

  25. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    In the previous thread you recommended I trade J. Upton for JA Happ and Dee Gordon to win this year.

    Other owner wants more than just Upton… Guessing you would do all of the below trades as well? Those guys are throw ins really. OBP league.
    Upton/Eaton for Happ/Gordon
    Upton/Kingham for Happ/Gordon
    Upton/Yates for Happ/Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do any of those, that order

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: Would you do Upton for Happ straight up? not loving the hole it would leave in my OF especially because I’m going for it. Not a lot on the wire. At least Gordon would presumably give me steals and runs if he stays healthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JA?

          • Molina bros BBQ says:
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            @Grey: he took upton and Eaton for J.A. Happ and dee gordon. Thanks grey

  26. Let's Play Two says:
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    Grey, what about Judge for Soto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, tough call, could work out, prolly wouldn’t

  27. Let's Play Two says:
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    Grey,
    What about trading Judge for Soto? Soto has a better HR per AB rate than Rosario and would have more RBI’s then Rosario and Springer if he had the same AB’s and close to the same number of runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could work out, but I’d aim for more

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        @Grey:

        I might have a deal in place where I send Judge, Rosario, Schoop and Doolittle for Trout. Would be giving up a lot and it would empty my bench, but my roster would still be excellent and balanced.

        Good news is the Yankees said that 3 weeks for Judge is realistic and he could be taking dry swings in a week. That at least helps with his trade value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trout, nice!

  28. Tony says:
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    What is bryants value dynasty wise?
    I think i can get tucker and maybe something in pitching.

    Woyld you move him in dynasty for tucker and some pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 15 SP

  29. Brett says:
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    You holding Kyle turner he is riding the bench a ton lately

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: Kyle tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trying

  30. KarlJ says:
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    I need power. Would I be stupid to trade Rendon for Judge hoping Judge comes back in 3 weeks and doesn’t miss a beat? I have Muncy who I have been using in the OF but can move over to my 3B slot. Would use Mazara or Willie Calhoun as replacement for Muncy in my OF until Judge came back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds a little crazy, but if it works out, then crazy good

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Prolly crazy bad

  31. SallyCips says:
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    Hmm, gonna guess Conforto over Nick Williams to replace Judge? I mean, you can’t either way obviously, but…

    Also, drop JohnHicks for any of the catchers mentioned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Sure

  32. Richard Harrow says:
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    You got Conforto over Bauers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Conforto

  33. Jack says:
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    Would you drop Odubel Herrera for Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  34. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    drop kyle tucker for conforto or kole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to hold onto Tucker for a few to see if he can come around

  35. Scuffy McGee says:
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    How would you rank these players, regardless of AAA or MLB status but in terms of overall badass-ness, in a keeper league as a stash? K Tucker, Eloy J., M Kopech

    Thanks for the column, mí beísbol amor! Have a great weekend, all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, thanks!

  36. Weird Fishes says:
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    Rosario or Flores?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: Ach-med Rosario, correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, figured

  37. William Hung says:
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    Kyle Tucker out of the lineup again tonight. I think he needs to go hit for the cycle the next time he’s in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  38. Weird Fishes says:
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    DeJong or Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guessing you mean Amed, him then

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: Serge: [Serge is having trouble understanding/pronouncing Axel’s first name] Donny, run and tell Miss Summers that, uh, Mister Achmed Foley is here to see her…

        Axel Foley: No, *Axel* Foley. Axel.

        Serge: Achnell…? Achwell…

        Axel Foley: *Axel*.

        Serge: …Foley is here to see her, he’s an old acquaintance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA… Serge: I think I like your butt for cushion. Axel: Uh…. Serge: Thank you for it. Axel: Huh…. Serge: MY name is almost Segue. Axel: What? Serge: Yes.

          • Weird Fishes says:
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            @Grey: hahaha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But not weird, Weird Fishes!

  39. Scott says:
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    Kinsler has been red hot lately. Does it last more than the weekend. I need a MI bad. Hampson available too but lemahieu was not supposed to be out too long and not sure black will play him everyday. Rosario available too. Who do i add. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Amed

  40. Gonzo says:
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    Sano getting the call back to MLB. Sano or Chapman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  41. Sylvester says:
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    10th h2h ops .Drop Tucker for Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you must

  42. royce! says:
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    I managed to trade Bryant for Severino around the all star break. So far I’m not sure how I did. My RCL pitching staff is cursed- drafted both Grays, Tanaka, Giolito and, once the only bright spot in my pitching staff, Cueto. ERA has been over 4 forever, currently sitting pretty at 4.32.

    Also, crazy news- our chicken spot will be on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives! The episode, “Fusion of Flavors,” premieres a week from today. I’m hoping that they really captured the “dive” part of the place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shut up!!! Do you know if you shave your facial hair into a goatee, Guy Fieri shows up at your door with a pair of cargo shorts? You can be anywhere and do this. I’ve tried it.

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: That’s exactly how we got on the show!

        FWIW, I’m not included in the show at all. I do not like to be public about such things in order to remain more anonymous online. Anything to make it harder for my clients to find me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is this the place in Seattle or Nashville? And when does it air?

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Seattle, and it airs Friday at 9 on food network.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Recording it…

  43. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Nice Grizzle and Thanks for all you do.

    From your post this morning in the Soria blurb:

    “…Do we need blown games in the 6th inning?”

    HAHAHAHA….I am legit soiling myself with this quote! You can just imagine questions like these in front offices league-wide…on the fo-real type tip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Grey: BTW….who you got winning Big Bro? Surfer-looking dude appears to be running the show, but I can’t stand his alliance of cool kids.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always the surfer dude, ability to block out the world is too easy for them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t watch Big Bro tho

          • Squat Cobblers says:
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            @Grey:C’mon Grey-beard! U watch Survivor!…which of course is better, but still.

            I haven’t been this disappointed since I put all of my 401k in Enron stock

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I sold all my Apple stock in 2004!

              Yeah, never watched Big Bro, watch MasterChef tho

              • Squat Cobblers says:
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                @Grey: Cooking shows? I’d rather Master-bate…and usually do!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn! You’re tough, Squat Cobblers

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Squat Cobblers: I feel like you are a literal ‘Fly on the wall’. I will call you Big Brother Gadfly! (no idea what this means)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  44. Willie says:
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    Dynasty league:

    Bregman or Blackmon? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  45. Andy says:
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    I need a replacement for Judge for a couple of weeks. I’ve got a large lead in hitting so I’m not desperate, but still need to fill the spot. AL only league.
    My waiver wire choices seems to be:
    Matt Davidson
    L. Gurriel
    D. Fletcher

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  46. Hey you guys says:
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    Odor or Happ ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  47. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up.

    1) who are you dropping? Sano, piscotty, schoop
    2) do you like Conforto or Franco over any of sano, piscotty, schoop ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano 2. Franco, Conforto over Sano

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Everyone over Sano

  48. ever think about joining like 5-10 rec leagues each year? you could drop good players on the throwaway teams so they start producing for your real teams!

  49. Hepcat13 says:
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    Follow up from last post: So would you trade my J.A. Happ for his Ozuna and Lucchesi? I would drop Soria to make room.

    H2H, Yahoo 5×5, 12 team, non-keeper

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  50. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Ozuna is barely inside the top 1000 players in my H2H standard cats +OBP league over the last 30 days. He is outside the top 450 for the season. Is he a drop? Trying to fight my way into the playoffs and not sure how much longer I can carry such a boat anchor in hopes he comes around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold until Aug 1st, then can start cutting anchors

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Just cut a streamer slot pitcher for Cole Calhoun to start over Ozuna this weekend. Hopefully he comes around.

        Season ranks for my other top tier hitters…

        Hoskins -41 (bright spot)
        Turner – 71
        Rizzo – 89
        Springer – 73

        Hoskins has propelled me to my best offensive week of the year this week. 15 homers, 49 RBIs, .294/.357 this week thus far including the 3 days last week. Hopefully my squad is turning the corner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, I own Ozuna too, hasn’t been fun

  51. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    holy jebus, yahoo is a joke, they don’t have a large chunk of prospects at start of season, BUT now some of the new draft class (mize, bart, biggio) JUST now got added to it’s system. so those who just happened to know that got lucky, many of the others (bohm, india, madrigal) did NOT get added. so i wake up today to see in a 20 team dynasty the first three have been obtained by somebody, 2 of them to ONE owner. b.graterol is NOW also in the system after having not been for a long damn time (years). if you are going to enter a season F’ing up wait till the next season (or a call up) to fix this shit. OR if you ARE going to add the newly drafted guys add ALL of them, not some.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And that’s why I say they should never add players in the middle of the season unless they’re called up, what a mess

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: of course not, it’s awful. some dude in a 20 team league just nabbed 2 top 72 guys. meanwhile in two other leagues set up similarly (10 NA’s CAN add direct to NA list without having to drop somebody first) i just nabbed graterol + mize. graterol in all three. it’s completely asinine, and NOW i have to check EVERY day for say if ralph’s top guy in that draft bohm is added. in some other spots these guys come off WW tonight (2 or 3 other leagues)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s ridiculous, no one should be added like that

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: it’s not like this stuff is hard to do, just take ALL players (like fantrax does, in fact they should just use fantrax’s list for god’s sake they already did the work anyway) add them to your system, do that DURING THE OFFSEASON, boom that’s it.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: also there’s no actual place that shows WHEN they were added. i tried the “player roster changes” section.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: at least in all those leagues i’m only the 3rd guy to notice this. now i’ll know to check EVERY day.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What a pain

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, total BS

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, exactly

  52. buster moon says:
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    Healy or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  53. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    woah this is bad, tucker now benched for kemp against a shitty righty. in AL only glad i have both, but bad for like 4 other spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get it

  54. Bob says:
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    Is Chris devenski droppable in a 10 team s+h holds league. He seems to have hit a wall. Astros pen is deep. He has 3 holds over last 30 days. Guys like minter and Herrera are available if needed. Are they that much different for rest of season? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose him

  55. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Conforto, Odor or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  56. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Robert Stephenson or Romano Quinn. position don’t matter, which of these two have the best future in you eyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stephenson

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey. Have a solid weekend!

  57. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Wondering what value Jo Ma has today? He keeps starting but Gyorko still sick. He is a bench bat now but holding hoping he ends up inAL as a DH.

    Holds league so getting offers like Britton, Devenski, Herrera for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold through trading deadline at least

  58. DonnieB says:
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    Who is the better play for this season and as keeper: Sano or Tucker? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  59. DonnieB says:
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    Or would you add Sano over Yuli? Or forget Sano?

    • 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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      @DonnieB: search the above comments, he’s not trusting sano more till he’s shown it.

      • DonnieB says:
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        thanks budgeteer!

        • 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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          @DonnieB: it’s from this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Sano for now, let’s see something from him first

  60. Terrence Mann says:
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    Muncy gets his 10th game at 2b tonight. This changes everything, snitches.

    • 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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      @Terrence Mann: it took FOREVER for espn leagues due to how many people play all those positions at LAD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  61. Swaggerjackers says:
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    Yo G!

    In a league where I need pitching, would you deal newly called up Sano for Maeda?

    It’s a 12 team keeper league with OBP instead of avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Maeda

  62. Grey. A quick one: J. Hey ward or K. Calhoun – ros? (5×5 roto) Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. 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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    NL only where guys that come over midseason to NL are bid on in message board in a 2 day window. it’s vickrey bidding so you can’t overbid, if you were to bid 100/100 you’d only pay 1 more than the 2nd highest bid. right now hamels is going for 56. OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds, total bases added. due to a bunch of people getting healthy lately i had to drop duggar and hanson just now. hanson hasn’t done much in a while. if marte party ends up on DL i might regret this.
    C barnhart
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B harrison (3B/OF)
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    3B longo
    MI hampson (2B/SS)
    CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
    OF (4) harper, rhysus (1B), nimmo, thames (1B)
    util kike (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    BN marte (PIT)

    SP gant/wheeler/stripling/weaver/kingham/guerra/d-rod/suarez
    RP (room for 4): hand, minter, sera anthony, boxy
    DL darvish/wacha/ryu
    NA (1) d.hudson (can’t add anybody till i call him up, but want to see what happens to starts out of him the explorer/gomber/gant)

    1. E2 just showed up in system. somebody already bid 40. this very well might be the best player to be traded to NL, clock runs out sunday night. bid how much and drop who for him? i have 89 (the 40 bidder has 90 left) left.

    2. guessing my pitching is far worse than my hitting to the point of it being funny to accept a trade of pham for my stripling, gotta hold stripling here right? seems easy actually.

    • 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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      @I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: we keep 3 per year using previous season’s ADP prices (sept of this year at fantasy pros averaged across numerous sites would determine next year’s keeper prices), so this year i was able to keep freeman + harper + rhysus. next year rhysus obv is still a keeper (was 18th NL player off the board in march so a 2nd rounder next year) and ONE of harper/freeman (both would be 1st rounders, can’t keep both) and i’d attempt to trade the other one for draft pick upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. You can see what someone else bid? 56 2. Hold

      • 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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        @Grey: in yahoo there is no other way to not lose players in NL or AL only leagues midseason unless you technically have ALL player universe in play. so when somebody comes over it would either be “hey i saw this news first thus i win” which is b.s. or you could do what we do, waivers in message board using FAAB (used to be just waiver order, now vickrey bidding). clearly while we can’t lose a player’s stats midseason we can’t have a guy who is traded and then starts next year in the AL as a keeper of course. so i own hand here, but he’ll be in AL next year to start it, thus not a possible keeper. we can retract or change bids till exactly the last minute of our 48 hour clock.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d imagine so

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, completely

          • 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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            @Grey: mostsuckass now added. it’s very likely i couldn’t afford to win both of these at all. opening bid on him is 35 (from the same guy who opened the E2 bid, but others will show up).
            how’d you rank these and mostsuckass’ bid vs E2’s
            good news is since these bids are open and it’s vickrey i can prioritize and there isn’t any fear of overbidding.

            2. and who are my drops if i win one or both. my guesses are
            mostsuckass (longo)
            E2 (kike or maybe harrison)

            we DO get a week to add somebody in event of winning a guy(s), so i could attempt to trade one of those to somebody for pitching upgrade.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Moist over Eduardo 2. Makes sense

  64. Scott says:
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    The ironic thing about cron is that scosciapath sat him a lot, now cash is doing the same thing. Choi has been playing at crons’s expense a couple times a week. It would be even a crueler twist of fate if he is dealt to provide depth to a playoff team who can’t hit lefties.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Scott: this is exactly right, and this blurb from last night is really funny as nobody is really named ji-man choi, way more likely he named himself after a muscleman figure from the 80’s japanese toys.

      rotoworld: “He settled for scoring the go-ahead run in that frame, pumping some iron in the dugout afterwards to ensure that ball goes out next time”
      do they even HAVE iron to pump in the dugout (that area seems too crowded for this), this seems like satire geared exactly to my idea of him naming himself after a 80’s toy figure that was based on japanese idea of mocking american pro wrestling

      http://www.musclefigures.com/about/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, true

  65. Alex says:
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    Pivetta or Eovaldi the drop for ryu in a 16 team H2H league? Pivetta is ridiculous right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  66. Let's Play Two says:
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    Would giving up Judge for Khris Davis at this point be a good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  67. William Hung says:
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    I feel like if you walk Chris Davis you should automatically be pulled from the game. The dude can’t hit the side of a barn this season.

    In related news, is Archer barely an every start play in shallow leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer was okay coming out of the break, wasn’t he?

  68. Sawx pwny says:
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    LGJ just keeps hitting. Is it time to ride the hype train on Gurriel Jr? Which bat do I drop for him?

    Kyle Tucker
    Odor
    Matt Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  69. Let's Play Two says:
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    Hey Grey. Sorry if you got this question more than once. It doesn’t show up on my end when I click post. It’s another Judge scenario.

    Would you trade Judge at this point for K. Davis or Carlos Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  70. John Schwind says:
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    My second league is a Yahoo league. Kinda crappy 12 Team only 3 bench spots. Anywho the only player I would really consider dropping is Y Gurriel. Eloy Jimenez is available. I need some one like you to confirm my delusion-I should grab Eloy right? He’s going to be called up no?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @John Schwind: A chance to get a superstar but give up Yuli’s 6 HRs on the season? I dunno. Seems risky.

      I mean, Eloy might not come up and might flame out if he does, but what is Gurriel giving you? I say go for it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There’s likely guys on your waivers that could help you now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in Sept

  71. Long Bawls says:
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    I gotta take his Giancarlo for my Rhys, right? And by take I mean exactly what you think I mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  72. Prog_Nation says:
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    Good evening Grey,

    Offered Piscotty for Ozuna. Trade Analyzer favors Ozuna big time, but what say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  73. Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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    Drop Jo-Ma for Maikel?

  74. Robert says:
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    Grey, who do you like better as a long term keeper. Aguilar or Muncy? Who is the better player in your mind? Who do you trust more? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  75. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Saves and holds H2H league. Which side would you prefer come September?

    1. Wood or Rendon

    2. Wood or Hand

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rondon — Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon — Wood

  76. letsgobravos says:
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    Guy in 1st place of my 12 team league has made 10 moves this year. I have made 107. He is 19.5 games ahead of me in 8th. His first 3 picks: Trout, Lindor, JoRam. (1, 2 and 8 overall) Best first 3 picks I’ve ever seen He also hit a home run with Suarez (22 overall) in the 16th round. I do not have a hitter ranked inside the top 40 and only 1 in the top 70. FMFBL.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos:
      That was confusing. Those were his guys rankings on the season, not where he selected them,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  77. William Hung says:
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    Travis Shaw is gonna get 2B eligibility – where do you think he ranks among 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 10

  78. dave anchovies says:
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    hey hey…half asleep here….his FREEMAN for my RHYS…whatcha think? im in a bit of a tailspin the last few weeks. h2h 10 teamer…h,r,rbi,avg hr are taken into account.

    have #IamGary Sanchez and took Alfaro instead of Mitch Cumstein. hmmm. thinking longer term.

    anyway…the trade? good for me? need batting numbers,

    –dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  79. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1) do you like piscotty over healy, cron, Alonso, avisail
    2) do you like Smoak over healy, cron, Alonso, avisail

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail 2. Cron

  80. Mex says:
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    Good Morning,

    How do you rank these for ROS

    Avisail, Teoscar, Lourdes, M. Taylor, Hampson, Kike

    Gracias

    • mex says:
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      @Mex: forgot to include N. Williams in that list.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Williams 2nd

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mex: taylor is a BN player now for a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, Avisail

  81. Showmethesignal says:
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    12team h2h obp avg rbi r hr sb
    Drop calhoun for lourdes or conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which Calhoun

      • Showmethesignal says:
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        @Grey: LoL Willie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Willie

  82. Fish says:
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    6*6 league with 5 keepers and I’m sitting a half game out of first. Some managers have signaled they’re selling for draft pick considerations next year.

    I got offered Paxton and Mikolas and his 15th Rd. Pick
    For
    My 3rd Rd. Pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for some pitching

  83. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How much FAAB out of 100 would you bid on Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          nada

  84. J-Money says:
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    What up Grey,

    12 team OPS league, how do you rank these players ROS? Acuna, Avisail Garcia, Puig, Tim Anderson, Kole Calhoun.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna, Anderson

  85. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop gsellmen, Giles, Britton or bradly. For higher, Madson, Winkler, Montgomery, or Jordan hicks?
    And should I start sabathia at kc today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Higher? Sure

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: hughes.. lol

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: my era is going down, but I could use wins.. I’m doing well in strikeouts too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton for Hicks, Giles for Montgomery — Start CC

  86. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Morning, watched conforto last night because of the buy collumn. Dude has pop back for sure…. Until I pick.him up for the third time this season… Or he is actually healed up…. Avisail or Conforto? Ian Desmond still on top compared to those two?

    Could also drop one of my streaming pitchers for Conforto.. Peralta, Duffy, eovaldi. Maybe even Brad hand. 12 team points league counts holds 3/5 value of saves

    Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto… Desmond… drop Duffy

  87. Terrence Mann says:
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    Garver, Barnhart, Stassi.

    Please rank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnhart, Garver

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s how I had em. Thanks, Osho!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  88. Kevin C. says:
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    How do you think Byron Buxton will do when he gets activated, is he worth starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bother with him until I saw something

  89. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – I’m probably the only one out there hanging in there with Pivetta. His advanced metrics show he’s been unlucky. He has an 11.2 K rate and a 2.7 walk rate. He’s got the Marlins next, I dunno….I may go one more round. Am I crazy? hahaha

    Enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, completely crazy

  90. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey! Realized I worded my question wrong..

    1) do you like any of healy, cron, Alonso, avisail Over piscotty?
    2) do you like any of healy, cron, Alonso, avisail over smoak?

    I have piscotty and smoke and wondering if I should
    Upgrade them. Thanks!

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No

  91. Oppo Taco says:
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    Was offered Severino for my Bregman in our 5×5 keeper roto league.

    Was thinking of countering for Baez for Severino. Thoughts? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman side, Baez side

  92. luvdarooks says:
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    Rizzo or Blackmon ROY ? —

    need AVE R RBI HR SB in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  93. Jubaka says:
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    C: Contreras
    1b: Votto
    2b: Muncy
    3b: Suarez
    Ss: adsrubel
    Of: Hoskins
    Of: Marte
    Of: Yelich
    Utility: Myers
    Bench: Mazara, Murphy, Tim Anderson,
    SP: peacock
    Sp: Gsellmen
    Rp: Kela
    Rp: Britton
    P: bradly
    P: Fry
    P: Thor.
    Bench: Giles, sabathia, Snell, Corbin, pivetta, Luscchesi.
    D.L Corey seatger ,wacha
    My pitching falls apart as my hitting explodes. I want to trade for chris sale. This is a keeper/auction league, so sale was drafted at a price not worth keeping at. Snell I got for $1 and Mazara I got for $1. Do you think them two for sale is fair? Or add more? If you think I even should try. Other waiver adds I have can be kept for $5. I can keep 2 players and I want to still have great cheap ones next year. It is five we can keep total but I already have seater, and Thor as contracts… So I’d be able to keep 3 more. Suarez, Muncy, and Hoskins probably since they’re all only $5. Snell, corbin, and Mazara are good at $1 each too though..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair with just the two, giving away your future tho

      • Jubakaka says:
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        @Grey: I can’t keep more then five.. I have to keep Thor and seage r. Since I have contracts with them. So I get to keep 3 more out of Mazara, Hoskins, Snell, suarez,muncy, Corbin, and they’re all under $5. Some are $1. So trading them for sale who is 60 or 50 I could win this year.
        I just need to lower my era and get wins or saves.. lower my whip,and walks to strikout ratio would all but guarantee it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: maybe I should trade Thor away for sale. Thor is only $22. Sale was around 50. Then I could keep Snell and 3 hitters. Because I can only keep five total. I have seage r and Thor under contracts. And I can now keep 3 more. Out of Suarez$5 , Snell $1, Muncy $5, Hoskins $6, mazara $1, and or Corbin$1. I can only keep 3 so maybe sell for a sale type, or trade Thor and make room for a keeper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  94. dave anchovies says:
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    @Grey:

    thank you sir, may i have another!

    he wants 3,5,7 rounders for his 4,5,8

    i need a shake-up…

    thanks…have a bitchin’ weekend!
    –dave

    • dave anchovies says:
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      @dave anchovies:
      thats re: freeman for my rhys

      no brainer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Freeman

  95. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Drop Crawford for Gurriel, right?

    Thanks for the great stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  96. William Hung says:
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    Is it time to be worried about Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: you think he’s hiding an injury?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Expecting the Yankees to say he has a dead arm

  97. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Sorry Grey, one more. Blake Parker hasn’t had a safe since 1997. Wily Peralta or Osuna (honestly not sure I can do it but it does seem like the probably better pickup to win/feel not good picking up a shitbag). Brach is also out there.

    Another option is grab a bench bat (I have none) with Altuve looking banged up and add Confirto or Margot (avg, power and SBs at a premium/needed) and already fostering Romo, Strop and Rodney as closers).

    10 Team H2H.

    Thanks again!

    • Nevik Rowe says:
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      @Nevik Rowe: wow. That was a lot of typos – autocorrect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Osuna

      • Nevik Rowe says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Chris says:
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    Among my pitching staff are Zack Godley, Sonny Gray, Danny Salazar & Jimmy Nelson in a 16 team dynasty. I only have room for 2 of them for 2019…which 2 should I keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Nelson, Godley

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. My MadBum and Morton for his Kluber and Heaney.
    2. My Hendricks for his Wade Davis.
    3. My wood for his Hand (holds and saves league)

    Which side you’re u prefer in each?

    • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed:

      Flippin’ Auto correct auto corrected some other language.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Sure 3. Ha, sounds fair

  100. Taxman says:
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    Pick 4

    Odor
    Happ
    Gurriel Jr.
    DeJong
    Cano
    Kole Calhoun
    Nick Williams
    Matt Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Gurriel, Kole, Chapman

  101. Happy Sadburns says:
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    With the Strasburg drama in the Capital, do you like Roark rest of season? Is he a buy over guys like Buehler, Musgrove, or Jon Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What drama? I’d go Musgrove, Roark, Gray

      • Happy Sadburns says:
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        @Grey: No drama haha, but I currently own Musgrove and Buehler. So would you recommend holding Musgrove and dropping Buehler for one of the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hold

  102. Jt says:
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    Kris Bryant what other hitter can I target I can throw in a pivetta or Jon gray to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Jt says:
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        @Grey: if I wanna trade Bryant name a hitter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eddie Rosario?

  103. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    AL only, with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added.
    C hicks
    1B yonder
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS fletcher (3B)
    3B mostsuckass
    MI lowrie (2B/3B)
    CI devers
    OF (4) grichuk, brantley, mancini (1B), tucker
    util nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    BN kemp
    DL correa
    kemp is good platoon mate with tucker, and maybe tucker gets benched more for him (did yesterday against righty), drop kemp for goodwin? (just noticed 6 days late that he’s on KC and starting now and doing well so far)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go with Goodwin

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: just lost devers yet again here too. ok, so drop kemp for goodwin, then i could grab one of these (mancini COULD move to CI slot here):
        -martini (doesn’t play every day YET but has been stealing fowler’s at bats even against righties and IS hitting)
        -buck choi (stealing half of cron’s playing time and hitting)
        -lomo
        – r.herrera
        – brother of boneface
        -v-mart (THAT almost made me throw up in mouth typing, is hitting, but can only play util now)
        -lil nicky
        -orangeman (back to hitting yet again, i’ve probably owned him at least 2 other times too)

        player rater next 7 days doesn’t scream any of them (but would like martini somewhat IF he played more on a per game basis). valencia no lefties coming up, but is back to playing most days and is hitting, and due to alonso being off against nearly all lefties probably a good idea to nab a CI here, leaving only valencia/choi/lomo as the options.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lomo

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Grey: MF’er, goodwin’s out, who else from that list is up after lomo, this time it probably should be OF elig guy. orangeman is.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Orangeman?

              • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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                @Grey: valencia

  104. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    yikes own odor in 3 spots
    1. 14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases
    2. 20 team h2h
    3. 16 team roto

    benched him in the 14’er due to being against verlander. am winning total bases easily, but tied in HR’s and winning RBI’s by 1. yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

  105. Tinman95 says:
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    ROS Jon Gray or Roark

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Tinman95: would think this is an easy gray, esp now that he’s actually starting to catch up to what his skill stats says he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  106. Josh C says:
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    Good evening. Are we starting Berrios in Boston tomorrow?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  107. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 TM h2h pts for ROS – I own Dozier already, drop Piscotty or Desmond for Odor and or K.Calhoun?
    Thank you very much and for what remains if it, have a great summer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  108. Actinium67 says:
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    So Devers will be on the mend again. If there is no roster spot for him would you consider dropping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  109. johnnyhobbes says:
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    You thinking Lourdes over avisail? Hot schmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  110. Mark says:
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    Good morning Grey, do you think Willson Contreras is top 120 next year? Debating whether to trade for him in a keeper league, though I don’t really like the idea of keeping catchers.

    And also, Contreras or Salvador Perez ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely right now — Willson

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

  111. Ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Devers or Cano ROS (UTL spot)

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        I see above you like Kole over Cano, is that ROS though?

        thanks again man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  112. Perfect Game says:
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    What order of preference for a standard 5×5 season-long roto using QS instead of W’s:

    Stripling, Wood, Heaney, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling, Heaney

  113. Juan says:
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    Gray,
    is Brad Hand worth owning? I picked up Camargo and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
    I have Snell on the DL and need to drop someone when he comes back – my options Camargo, Gurriel jr, Jose Martinez (hoping he gets traded), Molia, Gattis or brad hand. Thoughts?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Camargo

  114. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    I’m sitting Berrios against Boston today for obvious reasons. (He’ll of course twirl a gem now) But should I also be sitting Wheeler @ PIT against Musgrove? Wheeler’s been good lately but the Pirates have been putting up a lot of offense lately. Also… umm… Mets. Please advise.

    Thanks!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: PS: Kyle Tucker is sitting again. Stick with him (as a bench bat simply stashed for ROS potential) or drop him to stash Cano?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler is a sit according to SON

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Sonovabench!!! Story of my life. It’s always weird rooting against one of your own pitchers once you bench him, isn’t it? I really need Wheeler to give up a few runs in the seventh so I can live with this decision…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  115. Brett says:
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    Grey

    12 team 6×6 holds and ops extra categories
    Current hitters and relievers:
    C open, freeman Albies, Baez, Machado, Bellinger, Gleyber, benintendi, Marte, Hoskins, Acuna, Cain, tucker bench Eloy dL Ramos devers
    Current relievers hader Yates Cody Allen kela box seranthony and Osuna on the bench
    Just lost devers I have Kyle tucker to fill in but he is riding the pine a ton. Waivers are Sunday and Wednesday. Would you
    1 keep tucker
    2cut tucker for Jordan hick and see what happens at deadline. Then pick up tucker Wednesday or another hitter?
    3 cut tucker for Kole Calhoun, matt Chapman or Lourdes Gurriel.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Calhoun

  116. Sven

    nb says:
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    12-team h2h, deep at IF so I’m shopping Bregman and Eugenio Suarez. Looking to sure up P/OF.

    Would Bregman be enough to land Gerrit Cole AND a decent OF? (he has LoCain, Brantley)

    He also has David Price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be

  117. FrankGrimes says:
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    Sell Newcomb now. Ha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  118. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The trade i was offered was this:

    From me he wants: either Poncedeleon or minor league pitcher J.B. Bukauskas (HOU) and minor league SP Jason Groome (BOS)
    From him I get: Minor League OF (HOU): Yordan Alvarez

    Would you make the deal? If so, which pitcher with Groome should I offer?

    Was hoping to hear back from Ralph but no such luck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you, send Poncedeleon

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I asked Ralph about it the deal and he said, “Oh yes! Then go and have sex with that person.” is that way of saying he is getting raped by me in the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess, ask him

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: yes, y.alvarez is light years ahead of the explorer (that’s the STL pitcher you’re trading away). you could trade all three of those for y.alvarez and it’s good for you, and by “good for you” you should make this trade.

  119. Launch Angle says:
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    In a 5×5 standard season-long roto league. Couple trade proposals I’ve received for Trout.

    1. I give Trout for K. Davis and DeGrom

    2. I give Trout for Yelich and Sale

    My OF is currently Trout, Betts, Springer, Benintendi. My SP are Severino (been awful), Kluber (not much better than Severino of late), Nola, Cole, Verlander, Pax.

    Do I do any of those deals or hold onto the fish?

    • Launch Angle says:
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      I also have SP Bauer too

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You have like 5 aces, don’t trade Trout for an SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Don’t trade away Trout 2. See 1

  120. Gotime says:
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    14 moves left, H2H cats league. 2nd place. My bottom half rotation looks like Newcomb @ Mets and either Eflin vs Mia or Pivetta vs Mia.. using any moves to pick up 2 start Bieber @Min vs LAA or Musgrove vs Stl or Rodon vs TB.. or is this all a streaming mess and hold the moves for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha, so what heart burn inducing pitcher you starting in my last spot next week.. Jalepeno (Newcomb @ Mets) Sriracha (Eflin vs Miami) or Habanero (Pivetta vs Miami) QS not wins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jalapeno

  121. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Time to buy back into Louis Castillo? 3 straight strong starts and gets the Nationals next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t start him in Wash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously!

  122. DinduNuffins says:
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    JOEY BATS babyyyy! Well at least he finally starting to hit something as a MET…LOL>>>

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @DinduNuffins: umm, wasn’t he hitting so well when he first got to NYM that people tried to make fun of grey for not recommending him? like say the first 14 or so NYM games when he went there?

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