Early yesterday morning, on Mother’s Day, Bill Hall hopped out of bed to the wail of sirens.  There was a puppy tied to train tracks two miles from Bill’s house and the train was due for a gruesome splat in four seconds.  If Bill flew at 500 MPH, he would get to the train tracks in a quarter of a millisecond, but Bill didn’t fly.  Bill Hall moonwalked backwards, causing the earth to move in reverse five minutes and lifted the puppy off the tracks before the sirens even began.  Next up, Hall was due at the ballpark in a face mask that resembled Michael Pineda.  Yesterday, Bill Hall threw 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 hits, zero walks and 16 Ks.  For Hall/Pineda this year, it’s been a bunch of Mother’s Days.  His K/9 is 10.5, his BB/9 is 0.60 and his xFIP is 2.20.  For those just joining us, those numbers are insane.  If the difference between a K-rate and a walk rate is 7, we’re looking at an ace.  Hall/Pineda’s difference is nearly ten!  It’s better than Kershaw’s (11.4 K/9, 2.2 BB/9)!  So Hall/Pineda’s walk rate is absurd and we shouldn’t expect it to continue, right?  His walk rate last year was 0.83 and he had a 1.89 ERA, which was in 76 1/3 IP.  At what point do we consider Hall/Pineda an ace?  I say this point.  (I’m pointing my finger as well, to drive home the pointing point.)  I’ve even considered that maybe that was Michael Pineda in a Bill Hall mask for all of those other Mother’s Days.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-2 and his 1st home run.  The last great Zombino is trying to rise again, but he said it’s a bit of a distraction playing this year.  All he can think about is how can it be that A-Rod is such a bloodsucker and his breath reeks of garlic?

Brian McCann – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th home run. The Yankee team always seems to play well in day games.  Likely due to being more relaxed and not having to rush home for Early Bird Specials.

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer in his fourth game of the year.  If I needed power from my MI slot, I’d grab Hardy.  Especially after his performance in Warrior.  Move over Russell Crowe, we have a new moody bad boy!  We as in all of us, not just me, Ted and Cougs.  Though, Tom Hardy is a piece of dream cheese cake!

Kevin Gausman –  Was working in middle relief and is now out with shoulder tendinitis.  The O’s said when he returns, it will be as a starter.  The O’s think it might be better to have their prized pitching prospect going on regular rest.  You don’t say?!  Really?!  Wow, what a crazy conclusion!  Is it me or do clubs make decisions about starters that seem like they’re smoking crack?

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  That’s choice, Chen!  Wok and roll!

Jimmy Paredes – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 5th homer on Saturday, hitting .355.  I have no idea how he’s hitting for so much power, but I sure wish he were doing it on all of my teams.

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks.  When considering K-rate, walk rate and xFIP, Salazar has been the best pitcher in the major leagues.  Yes, better than Kershaw.  Yeah, F-Her isn’t close.  Scherzer?  No Scherzer.  Danny Salazar has a 13.1 K/9, 1.4 BB/9 and 2.03 xFIP.  Double negatives be damned, I don’t not buy Salazar either.  I think Salazar is a top 20 starter easily with a chance for top ten on the year.  For all we know, Bill Hall was in a Salazar mask too.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal, hitting .294.  Kipnis, our favorite Jewish delicatessen appetizer, finally showing that a nosh can be posh.

David Murphy – 4-for-4 and 1-for-1 on Saturday with a homer.  Murphy’s Law states that David doesn’t play every day, but right now he is as hot as a Kipnis in broth.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer and 2nd homer in as many games.  Dozier may be French for sleep, but he now seems awake.

Torii Hunter – 0-for-3, 1 run, hitting .287 and has homered four times in the last ten games.  Of course, it’s not going to continue, but Torii is making dotting the eyes seem like it means giving pitchers a facial.

Michael Saunders – Back to the DL with left knee inflammation.  As they say in Canada, c’est eh vie.

Allen Craig – Optioned to Triple-A and Jackie Bradley Jr. (0-for-4) was recalled.  To put that in pithier terms, Craig was given his walking papers for a guy that makes paper walking.

Joe Kelly – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.35.  Yeah, okay, but he’s the hardest throwing crap pitcher in the majors.

Clay Buchholz – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Blue Jays.  Not fully where I want him to be to get crazy excited for him, but he’s headed in the right direction and I still would buy him as I said on Friday.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .172.  Ay, Napoli, that is so not like a gay tarantella.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .306.  I get the feeling Sandoval’s going to get around 16 HRs and a .280 average this year and do pretty much what he does every year, and we never see his .340, 25-homer self again.  yes, I’m partly saying this to reverse jinx him since I own him.

David Price – Diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain.  The Tigers have no plans to put him on the DL.  The Tigers also have $16 saved for retirement.  *shakes head disapprovingly*  The Tigers and their future planning.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.44, which by the Starterpocalypse’s standards, Anibal has, like, a 2.50 ERA.

Shane Greene – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  As they tell me at the Ren-Faire, beware ye no-K starter.  Ye old wench agrees.  Damn, Cougs sounds so much better than ye old wench.  They had it tough back in the day with women’s lib and shizz.

Yasiel Puig – I saw a note that said “Rehabbing Puig set for an MRI” and naturally the first thing I thought was Puig’s rabbi’ing?  Damn, reading is fundamental!

Clayton Kershaw – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.26.  How’s that not punting top pitching going?  ’bout as well as everyone’s pitching, I imagine.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs, hitting .377.  Yeah, yeah, but it was in Coors and I still think he’s going to get ice cold any day now, Annie Potts.

Kris Bryant – 0-for-5, 3 Ks and his 1st career homer on Saturday, hitting .259.  I predict with each .010 dropped on average, he’ll gain one homer until he gets to about .235 and holds there.

Aramis Ramirez – Could need a DL stint for his back injury.  He’s hoping to avoid the DL and put this back injury behind him.  Pun point!

Martin Maldonado – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  The TV special, The History of Latin People in America, was hosted by Martin Mulldonaldo.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  I will say this for Garza, he never seems to be unlucky or lucky, always just around his career ERA of 3.83.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.74.  This is the worst Teheran has looked since the US went in to rehabilitate it.

Alex Wood – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (1 BB), 7 Ks.  Solid step in the right direction in what was not a good matchup for him.  Like a champion logger, I would roll Wood out for his next start.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .282 and has been a hot schmotato for almost a full week.  I’ve actively tried to get Peterson on all of my teams.  I dropped Andrelton (0-for-5) yesterday for Al. Ramirez, but can’t figure out how to get Peterson on board, too.

Jason Grilli – Day-to-day with back spasms.  Aw, so sad, too bad.  Cody Martin tried to close the game yesterday, but gave up two runs in his second appearance in a row.  So Cody Martin does not graduate to closer.  I’d grab Jim Johnson like you’re Jerry Jones after a Super Bowl win.  Does that make sense?  I don’t know, I don’t know football.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .118.  That’s the bad news if you held onto him all year.  The good news is Mesoraco scares off the malocchio.

Aroldis Chapman – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA up to 0.68 with his first run coughed up all year.  In this game, David Robertson went 1 IP, 1 ER and his first run allowed too, ERA at 0.69.   Owners of Cishek are putting a bid on eBay for the world’s smallest violin for Aroldis and Robertson’s owners.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks.  Prettttay prettttay good in his first start.  JB’s doing his pitching profile about Rodon for later today, so I’ll just say that I would own Rodon in every league for upside potential.

Alexei Ramirez – 1-for-4, 1 RBI on Sunday and two homers on Saturday.  Never really been a huge fan of his, but he’s not as bad as he was in April.  Perhaps this Cuban was just waiting for May Day to start doing labor.

David Phelps – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  His K/9 is 5.5 and his BB/9 is 3.2.  In other words, I still prefer Buhner to Phelps.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd and 3rd steals, hitting .179.  But hitting .over-.400 in games his mom attends.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Ryan Vogelsong 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Neither pitcher is great outside of matchups, and yesterday the Stream-o-Nator was humming a Vogelsong.

Steve Cishek – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 8.18.  Beachfront avenue!  Oh, wait, that’s A1A.  Goodbye, Joe Smith vulture hold and hello, A.J. Ramos and Mike Dunn.  The Marlins give off the impression that they don’t care about winning.  Maybe it’s the vomiting unicorn statue, I don’t know.  I do know Cishek should not be closing games.  I would grab Ramos, and even Dunn if I had room because a committee is likely the most clarity we get on this situation if Cishek loses the job.

Ricky Romero – In the process of signing a minor league deal with the Giants.  Who is that?  Vicki Vale?!  Nope!  Ricky Romero!

Drew Smyly – Needs season-ending surgery on a torn labrum.  That makes Smyly the saddest emoticon since the one texted from Lohan’s cell after she was turned down from playing herself for the Lifetime movie about her.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.09.  Should’ve known:  Kluber 2.0 is a tremendous Odor.  I’d continue to ride Odorizzi, but he’s really not pitching as well as his ERA says.

Carlos Peguero – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer on Saturday, and I’ve already grabbed him for Monday’s batty call.  Though, I don’t know if it’s a batty call the day before, it might just be a date.  Now I’m blushing!

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .236.  Now two of three years that he’s started a season massively slow, and he always seems to turn it on.

J.A. Happ – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  You know that 5th starter on your team that was supposed to be the ‘safe’ one that has turned your fantasy team into his personal latrine?  I’d lose him for Happ.  What’s the Happs?  Great walk rate, solid enough strikeout rate.  In a world where no starter is safe, Happ looks just that.

Jesse Chavez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  This wasn’t a great matchup, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and I still like Chavez if you can get him on your team.  He’s an unheralded hurler, which sounds like something Don King would say to introduce him.  The Bing search of research, the pitcher you don’t want to miss-a, the unheralded hurler, the lost sister of Gabor that doesn’t labor, Jesse “The Freedom” Chavez!

Jarrod Parker – Fracture in his elbow and might need his third Tommy John surgery.  Jarrod Parker can’t win.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two homers (4, 5).  At the top of that A’s lineup, Burns and Semien are really getting the clap going.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .340.  Just think, you could’ve drafted Vogt instead of Posey in the 4th round and it would’ve made more sense.

Chase Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, ERA down to 2.97.  You mean every upside starter doesn’t have to be bad?  Hayzeus Cristo, it’s about time.  Unfortch, his peripherals don’t scream a sub-3 ERA, but he should be relatively safe, as long as his walks are in check.  Plus, Prague is a safe city.

Aaron Hill – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .268.  Losing his job in the spring was the best thing to happen to him and winning a job was the worst thing for lounge singer, Nick Ahmed (0-for-2, hitting .133).

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .309.  Pollock really put the polish on that homer!

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Cashner’s one guy that actually looks better the more you look at his peripherals.  He might be the only starter in the majors I can say that about.  Paula Cole, where have all the starters gone?

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.95.  Jon Niese starring in ProbosNCIS in his most meta case yet.  Niese investigates how does he have a sub-2 ERA?  Ton of men left on base, but he is also getting a lot of ground balls, so Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Niese will sniff out a correction, but maybe not as bad as one might think on the next ProbosNCIS.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.30 and notched his major-league leading 6th win.  Fartolo can be the first pitcher this year to pitch in the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .238.  If Curtis Jackson is 50 Cent, is Curtis Granderson 50 Grand?

Garrett Richards – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  Marla Gibbs is giving out candy and Richards is getting some!   Richards’s walk rate of 4.6 is a mess, so hopefully he hits the skids, says the guy who doesn’t own him.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .333 and yesterday it was out of the two hole.  I don’t buy the average at all; I think he’ll get exposed at some point (his BABIP is .389, which is high for him).  I do think he can get around 15 homers and be worth an MI slot in all leagues if he plays enough.  Right now, the Pirates seem like they’re all Jung-ho, so I’d grab him.

Jeff Locke – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  I preferred when Hardy was playing Locke.  What?  I have a man crush on Tom Hardy, leave me alone!

Jaime GarciaCards GM, Mozeliak, said that when Garcia is healthy, he’d be the starter in the rotation over Marco Gonzales.  Yeah, and if I had a billion dollars, I’d buy the internet from Al Gore and rename it Greynet.

Carlos Martinez – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  I don’t remember signing up my fantasy team for a colonic, yet there’s runs spewing from my team.  This game wasn’t even over and I dropped C-Mart in my 12-team league.

Matt Carpenter – Expected back on Tuesday from ‘extreme fatigue.’  It sure is taking the club a long time to buy him a Red Bull.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .336 and making himself comfortable in the two-hole while Carpenter’s out.  In this game, Wong and Kang hit dongs from the two hole and that sentence would get you flogged in Iraq.

 
  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i see chris young is pitching again,looks good so far,man he once was a beast

  2. FrankGrimes says:
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    Mmm…crack

  3. Gary Thorne says:
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    Lose Boegarts for Atlanta Simmons?

    • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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      @Gary Thorne: For serious?

  4. Gary Thorne says:
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    No mention of Aaron Sanchez?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Gary Thorne: looks like you took care of it.

  5. too $%#&* for this says:
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    Infidel: Kang or Owings?

  6. Chintan says:
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    No mention on Bryce?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Chintan: friday’s post (his previous post) Harper was the title.

  7. Robert says:
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    Tyson Ross for Braun a fair deal?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Robert: Nah, Braun still worth more on name value alone.

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grand Fantasy Master Lothario!!!!

    Really nice write-up.

    a. On C-mart and Chappy….c-mart left the game with a 5-4 lead and the sacks drunk. Of course Maness let all 3 baserunners score. I’d wait until the Detroit start to drop him. Chapman’s 2-2 pitch to Beckham was 100 mph!!!! How fast does he have to throw?

    b. Kudos to all lucky Salazar and Harper owners this week. Cram will show us how a fantasy team can score 25 HRs in one week.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      Its been a good week to be me as I’ve gotten to enjoy Harper’s homer binge and capped the week off with starting Pineda and Salazar yesterday.

  9. Snag says:
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    2B RoS, Phillips or Lawrie?

    • Snag says:
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      @Snag: Or Gennett?

  10. Chrisso says:
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    Nice work Grey,

    In a 14 teamer would you grab Rodon in place of Haren?

    In a different 12 team keeper league do you think it’s worth adding Alfredo Simon for either Miguel Gonzalez or Jesse Chavez?

    cheers,

    C

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Chrisso: Rodon is available in a 14 teamer?! Um, yes.

      • Chrisso says:
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        @SallyCips: The benches are very short in this league Sally and i’m quite happy with my rotation :

        Shark
        Liriano
        Pineda
        Wacha
        McHugh,
        Hughes
        Haren

        Saying that, I grabbed Rodon overnight for Haren.
        I am tiring of Sharks misadventures though and would like Hughes to improve and i’m waiting for Wacha to blow up at some point…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chrisso: Thanks! I’d grab Rodon… Forget Simon

  11. Miles says:
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    What are your feelings about your boy Devon Travis? He’s predictably cooled off considerably

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Miles: The league has made the adjustment, and I trust our boy to adjust back.

      Not a smart thing to question Devon ’round these parts(puts boot on table, spits tobacco onto your shoe)….

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Traded him for Hosmer last week. (Dumps Spittoon on your head)

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Nice move!(takes out six-shooter, fires wildly in your direction)

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Phil of the Future: Yeah I thought So. (Throws Table up in front of piano for cover, plays piano with one hand while alternating firing back, and shooting whiskey with the other.)

        • theSeanDon says:
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          @The Great Knoche:

          Traded him for Strasburg in a 12-team points league. Hoping the electricity in Strasburg comes back on!

  12. cubjet says:
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    My Puig for his Kenley Jansen?
    Rondon is my only closer.

    • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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      @cubjet: Nope. Actually thought about making the exact same trade. Realized that during Puig’s first hot streak I’d start crying.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @cubjet: Not Good

  13. r aftman says:
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    12 Team H2H Dynasty….currently 5-0..my CMart/Greene/J
    Zimmerman for his Richards/McHugh. Pul the trigger or keep what I have? I’m worried about Zimmy and am in it to win it this year.
    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @r aftman: DO IT

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @r aftman: Great trade for you, get er done..

      • Raftman says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        Thanks fellas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. The Flayed Man says:
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    Good morning,

    In need of SP. Tried the trade route but to no avail.

    Thinking of dropping Yelich or Garcia. They are only bench bats. Possibly could cut Clippard.

    Every week I am winning all hitting categories and usually saves but not really gaining in standings without that big blowout week like other teams are doing. Most weeks I’m taking 6-4.

    thank you.

    10 team h2h 5×5

    C. Grandal
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Wong
    3B. Arenado
    SS. Bogaerts
    MI. Santana
    CI. Hosmer
    OF Jones
    OF Harper
    OF J. Upton
    OF Myers
    UT Heyward
    UT. Blackmon
    BN Yelich
    BN A. Garcia

    SP : Carasco, A. Wood, Archer, Paxton, Colome, Syndergaurd

    RP: Miller, Chapman, Allen, Clippard

    DL: McGee

      • SallyCips says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: yup and this why I don’t like anything less than 12 teamers for Fantasy Baseball.

  15. rick says:
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    ROS:
    1. Byrd or Morrison
    2. Kennedy or De La Rosa
    Thanks.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @rick: 1. Byrd…2. Kennedy

    • SallyCips says:
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      @rick: I’ll go opposite with my picks since Bryd and Kennedy bore me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rick: Byrd, Rubby

  16. In other news, we turn to Yordano (Ace) Ventura, who is stinking up the place at the moment but still has big upside. Would you lose him for Buchholz, Happ, or J Chavez?

    Thanks and may the comments be always in your favor.

    • Spyre says:
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      @Sherm: no way

  17. LadyScorpio says:
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    Grey said to “Buy” Buchholz, so I did and he got a win yesterday though it wasn’t a pretty win. Grey is usually on the money!

    Loved the Lohan reference! Actually laughed out loud at that. Too bad about Smyly though. Enjoyed having him on my squad when he was healthy. Wish him well.

  18. jay says:
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    My pitching is getting pounded…Waiver wire has syndergard and haren…should I pick up either/both of these to drop c mart, harang, or desclafini?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @jay: Lose C-mart and Disco for both

  19. Lville Jim says:
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    Picked Rendon up off a waiver claim a couple days ago, maybe I can get some use out of him by the all star break. Maybe.

  20. B Swizzle says:
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    I’m cracking up over the Wong/Kang statement. “…that sentence would get you flogged in Iraq.”

  21. Yescheese says:
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    The MLB schedule actually seems designed to create offense this year. NL Central is already on it’s third turn around facing each other. Jimmy Nelson has faced the cubs three times in a row. Predictably, they schlopped four dingers in this most recent matchup…

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Yescheese: you might be pulling the old cause/effect mixup here. It’s very much more likely MLB wanted to get fans out for division rivalries independent of “knowing” somehow it would cause a lot of offense, Jimmy Nelson’s homer problems notwithstanding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yescheese: Nice, I always enjoy a conspiracy!

  22. Had Pineda & Salazar in one league yesterday, sweet, but as this season seems to be going, I also had Chavez & Kershaw…

    Watched the Yankee game yesterday, Pineda looked unhittable, his stuff is as good as anybody in baseball right now…

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Fuck the yankees….have a nice day

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: And Grey, this is where you say…Agree with F

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: FUCK the Mets!

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Malicious PhenomAnd Grey, this is where you say…Agree with MP!

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Oh yeah, and have a nice day as well..

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Swooping in to break the tie. Fuck the yankees. And both of you have a nice day.

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Phil of the Future: The future looks bright doesn’t it Phil

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: Sure does, man. Gonna be some fun years comin’….

          • the swinging says:
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            @Phil of the Future: do the mets even have 1 hitter with over a 800 ops? I guess prob duda, barely. Def no one else.

            • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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              @the swinging: Do the Yanks have a hitter who doesnt walk with a cane after a game?

              • the swinging says:
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                @JeF WiTH 1 F: sick comeback… I don’t care if they crawl and crap their pants after the game. I’ll worry about what happens during the game.

                I’m not even a big Yankee fan, more of a met hater. Watching the mets bat is a great way to lose weight. You vomit uncontrollably at how atrocious the sight is.

  23. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    OBP/hits/total bases 12 teamer with 30 man rosters
    pierzyn
    E5
    Dozier
    Alexi Ram
    Panda
    OF marte/bautista/soler
    Util v-mart/polanco
    BN dannys antana/heyward/souza/lawrie
    SP price/liriano/hughes/hammel/colome/burnett/a.wood/c.anderson/paxton/rubby
    RP (up to 4 slots) cecil/familia/perkins/axford
    NA syndergaard

    1. to activate syndergaard i have to drop somebody, i’m guessing dannys?
    2. to be able to grab anybody new (franco for NA slot, since they called up thor early) i’ll have to drop a 2nd player, i’m thinking Pierzynski (i dropped OBP wolf around april 20th, since may 1st he’s been good). I added caleb and pierzyn, neither was anything good on my roster.
    3. After i add Franco i’ll get a catcher back. Best catcher option out of Pierzyn/Swihart/Chirinos/Suzuki/Perez. Tron for the week likes Chirinos the most, but not by much. Way too many people have backup catchers in this league. I really didn’t think OBP wolf would get grabbed, and he might get dropped later when gomes comes back.
    3. With my 4 closers i’m thinking i shouldn’t be dropping anybody else to grab j.johnson/ramos other spec closer?

  24. Connor says:
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    Devon travis or kipnis ros?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Connor: Kipnis

  25. Rabbit says:
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    Parker Lewis Can’t Lose! Am I the only one who continuously mixes up the actor who played Parker Lewis with Big Brain Brett from Pulp Fiction? Or am I just the only one who has ever thought about that?

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Rabbit: parker lewis more resembled the guy on the couch (“flock of seagulls”) than the character who owed the money, spoke, and was eating Big Cahuna burgers.

  26. nojangles says:
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    i was hoping for a bryce harper mention in the feed for his ridiculous last few days..

    at SS, who would you roll ROS: alcides/andrus/alexi/ kang

    would you swap hunter pence/castillo for pineda?

    • nojangles says:
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      @nojangles: its a keeper league so rusney has more value in the longrun if/when hes called up

      • SallyCips says:
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        @nojangles: wait, do you own Pineda and are cashing in your Money in the Bank briefcase? If so OK then.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @nojangles: I’d try just Pence first. Pineda is tricky right now to trade for, especially after 16ks.

  27. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Please excuse me for one small addition.

    Thought today’s lede would be…

    Everybody have fun tonight.
    Everybody Kang Wong tonight.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  28. nojangles says:
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    ROS: pick 2

    paxton/ bucholz/ latos/ hughes

  29. Joeg414 says:
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    A Batty Call today for Carlos Peguero might not look good since he’s facing a lefty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: Damn, we’re breaking up before we even go on a date? Hmm, good call

  30. Awesome Auger says:
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    Which deal would you rather?

    A – Bats/Cargo for Soler/Russell/RZim

    B – Bats for Soler/Russell

    C – Neither

    • Awesome Auger says:
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      @Awesome Auger:

      Id be getting the Bats side

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Awesome Auger: so the same owner effectively would do both A and B? that seems nuts since he’d be just giving cargo 1 like he’s equal to R-Zimm. Bats side in all of them, and clearly the Cargo/Bats one being best.

  31. Clint says:
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    So now that Gausman’s apparent gonna start and Jim Johnson’s snatch-worthy, who would you drop for the out of Shoemker, Eovaldi, and/or Happ?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Clint: Hate to say Shoe, but gotta. That said, not sure I would for those guys just yet.

      • John says:
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        @Grey: DO you think Gausman will still listed as DL as if it where rehab starts or become NA like a minors player?

        Should we be rushing to grab this guy though, control still iffy and he is hurt, not major but they are saying 3 rehab starts basically 3 weeks?

        Who spot will he take in rotation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NA

  32. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Flogged in Iraq…hahahahaaaaa, yes!

    In all seriousness…Strasburg or McHugh ROS?

  33. RePete says:
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    What do you think of Gausman as a starter when he comes back. Drop Pomeranz, Porcello, Eovaldi, or C. Martinez for him? Thanks!

    • RePete says:
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      @RePete: Aso, woud you take Frias over any of those pitchers as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Lose Pom and Porcello (can kinda lose all of these guys)

  34. de nachos says:
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    That “About” hyperlink in the Kershaw blurb was exciting. Like discovering the secret castle room in Adventure on Atari 2600.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @de nachos: Right, I was hoping for a picture of Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend

  35. Joe says:
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    Is a Trumbo in the hand better than an SP offer in the bush in a 5×5, 12-team, h2h nonkeeper? Another team offered me Trumbo for my Wacha on the table. Do I take it on account of Moss and Marisnick declining, or do I instead try to use Wacha as part of a buy-low offer for a Samardzija or Kluber type? I’m inclined to take the offer in front of me rather than hope someone else will sell low, but thought I’d fly it through the Greydar first.

    C Perez
    1B Bautista
    2B Dozier
    3B Arenado
    SS Segura
    OF Ellsbury, Kemp, Pollock
    Util Moss
    Bench Marisnick
    DL Puig

    SP Shields, Carrasco, Richards, Wacha, Quintana, D.Salazar, Paxton, Colome
    RP Allen, Soria, A.Miller, Grilli
    DL – Gregerson

    • @Joe: Where do you play Trumbo, and where do you play Trumbo when Puig comes back?

      • Joe says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        I’d probably drop Marisnick, and them give Trumbo priority at Util with moss and pollock on the bench. So I don’t *need* Trumbo in that I have other options at Util, even when Puig comes back, but those options I don’t think are as good as Trumbo.

        My secondary concern is that if I turn the trade down, and don’t find anything better in return for Wacha, his peripherals will catch up to him and his trade value will plummet. My league, like many leagues, is trade averse unless you overpay for players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Get Kluber

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ll make an offer, but there’s no guarantee the owner will sell low.

  36. J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 Teamer 5×5

    SP: Sale, Carrasco, Degrom, Mchugh, Keuchel, Salazar, Rodon, Paxton, Bauer
    RP: Allen, Familia, Cecil, Cishek
    DL: Doolittle

    1) As the Cishek owner do I need to hold tight until an announcement is made, or just drop for Ramos asap?

    2) Lose Bauer for any of:
    Bucholz, Chase, Rubby, Colome, Greene, Niese, Hutch, Fiers, Pomeranz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1. Hold 2. Buch

  37. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey!

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    So my rotation now looks like this after adding Tyson Ross and dropping Smyly for Nelson:

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (T. Ross, Paxton, Colome, J. Nelson)

    1. I apologize for how many guys are listed but should I be picking up one of the available pitchers over anyone on my staff now for ROS?

    Available SP Pitching: Rodon, R. De Le Rosa, Syndergaard, Jimenez, Garza, J. Weaver, Hughes, Hammel, Eovaldi, C. Anderson, Frias, I.Kennedy, A. Bradley, Karns, Collmenter, M. Gonzalez, A. Sanchez, Cosart, Fiers, Lackey, Dickey, Shoemaker, T. Walker, Quintana, J.A. Happ, Greene, W. Peralta, D. Norris, Hahn, B. Morrow, Iwakuma, Ryu, Smyly

    2. Also, thanks to you I snagged Kipnis to replace Springer at my UTIL spot but with him returning hopefully soon I’m going to want to lose my bench bat to keep streaming pitchers so who which bat should I be looking to sell for maybe another SP straight up? Or should I package some bats for an upgrade anywhere?

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Segura
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, Heyward, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: Kipnis
    Bench: (G. Springer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Lose Colome for Rodon 2. Freeman for Kluber?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for taking the time to reply Grey! Don’t know how you get to all these questions!

        Thought you’d say to pick up Rodon but I’m not sure if I should wait til after Colome’s start tonight? SON does hate it though vs. NYY (-13.6).. Would you start or sit him?

        Also, did you suggest selling Freeman? I already own Kluber however and if I trade Freeman I won’t have 1st basemen … was thinking of selling Kinsler/Kipnis or one of my outfieldiers to a team who might be willing to trade ..

        One team has Lester, Samardzija, S. Miller, Porcello, Keuchel, Volquez, Simon, and Gallardo so do you see anyone worth trying to trade for there? He does have Votto so maybe I can work out a package with Freeman for Votto too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start but it’s dangerous… Gotcha, try for Lester with Kipnis or Kinsler

  38. Sam says:
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    Grey, few questions:

    i. Think Teheran turns it around, or is he a sell-low candidate?
    ii. same question re Yordano Ventura
    iii. you think the Price injury warrants a trip to the DL? does that make him a sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: 1. Sell low 2. Hold 3 Hold

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    sp-kershaw, gio, wood, c-mart, fiers, hutchison, syndergaard
    dl-smyly, archie bradley
    rp-britton, storen, melancon, yimi, watson

    Once it’s officially announced, Smyly is getting dropped. That leaves me with one-too many pitchers. That rotation doesn’t look that great to me.

    Chase Anderson is available and I want to pick him up. Who gets dropped to make room for him and Bradley when he comes off the DL later this week? I have a bunch of RPs and I feel like I don’t need all of them but Yimi helps with ratios and Melancon could lose his job at any second which is why I have Watson. I’m guessing one of Yimi/Melancon/Watson and one of Hutchison/C-Mart get the axe for Bradley and Anderson (if you think it’s worth grabbing him).

    As always, THANK YOU.

  40. AMolnar says:
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    How many bench spots do you have in your league? Do you have an innings pitched limit that you can just drop C-Mart?

    • Fever Dog says:
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      @AMolnar:

      No IP limits. 22 total roster spots (ten hitters) leaves 12 pitchers.

      I don’t have to drop C-Mart but I’m figuring that’s the best option. I could drop Fiers or even Hutchison as well. Hell, I don’t even have to pick Anderson up necessarily. But the back-end of that staff is looking poop right now.

  41. Milarky says:
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    It seems like I stumbled into a 2-start pitcher this week in Syndergaard (MIL, @CHC). Who do you sit out of the following to make room for him this week?

    Price (@STL)
    Colome (NYY, @MIN)
    Greene (@STL)
    Paxton (SD, BOS)
    Shoemaker (@BAL)

    Price is only on the list because of his hamstring, but it sounds like he’s back Saturday. I’m leaning Shoemaker given his disaster on Saturday and his tough matchup. Greene has a tough matchup too. Not sure why I even put Paxton on the list since he’s been better lately.

  42. MikeZ says:
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    Need to fill 2B in my 5×5 12 team league with no bench: Justin Turner, Danny Escobar, Aaron Hill or Wilmer Flores?

    Thanks.

  43. Groovy says:
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    Trade advice: I’m looking to improve my poor pitching. Here are two offers I have right now

    Trade Puig, Grilli for Kershaw
    Trade Pederson, Reed for Lester.

    Make either of these or hold?

    Here is my present team

    Yahoo 12 team, daily unlimited transactions, 6×5 (OPS), 1300 IP Limit

    C Perez
    1 Rizzo
    SS Reyes
    2 Kinsler
    3 Sandoval
    OF Trout, Braun, J. Pederson, (DL Puig)
    Ut Ortiz
    Bench- B. Moss, JD Martinez

    SP Zimmerman, (DL) Iwakuma, Carassco, Ventura, Ross, Syndergaard
    RP Feliz, Grilli, Cecil, Reed, Familia, Ramos

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Groovy: I’d do both, take Lester first

  44. Juan says:
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    hey mr. Grey! Happy Monday

    So with cargo rotting away on my bench, is it time to part ways with him for a guy like Rusney(pending his call up)? I’ll test the waters for a cargo trade but I’m not sure what I can get for him. Anyway just wanted to see how you like Rusney. With Craig out and Bradley being Bradley, Rusney has gotta be up soon. Whattayathink?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Sure, trade CarGo

  45. futureman says:
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    Rollins or Alexei rest of season in a points league?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @futureman: Old man Rollins.

  46. Joeg414 says:
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    Test

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    Best Bud 1 to Best Bud 2, come in.

    I’m one lucky S.O.B. to come out with a win last week. Oh man. My ERA was 6.53. That’s not a typo.

    Anyway, I ain’t even mad that I didn’t get a footnote on the “semen burns” pic. It’s all good. We’re still friends. I’m not heartbroken or anything.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Phil of the Future: You Rang?….Oh wait i thought you were asking for my best “Bud”…I was going to give you a good deal

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: I get the medical grade stuff.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: You did indeed.

        So the Diamondbacks are really interesting, fantasy-wise at least. They have like seven guys for five spots and it’s almost like the two guys who play the worst sit the next day. Of course, I have three of these dudes. (Ownings, Peralta, Ender).

        I’m starting Owings over Asdrubal, but in a weekly I don’t think I can run out both Ender and Peralta. I mean I could, but I’d have to sit Leonys, who I’d like to give some time to.

        Question is, do you see Peralta getting enough playing time to be a weekly start this week? Ender is in on most days, but Peralta I feel is literally forcing his way into the linuep. Every time he starts he does something good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now you’re stealing my stuff! (I said that about the Dbacks a few days ago)…. Peralta’s not worth it in a weekly league

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: You did??

            Doesn’t feel so good does it :)

            Yeah I figured about Peralta for now. I’ll see what happens this week but I’ll start Ender. I’m going up against B-Ham anyway I need the speed, agreed? I just peed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…You teaching lessons to your best bud?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Ha. Inadvertently, apparently :)

                My pitching is in shambles, starterpocalypse has left me broken. Scouring the wire. I’ll be sorry if I pick weaver up, right? Don’t get suckered in by that shutout he threw?
                I could go with Frias instead. You would?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Frias instead

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Thx BB. Losing Smyly was the last thing I needed on top of everything. Is there an emoticon for getting kicked in the balls repeatedly?

                    good luck this week!

                    P.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Prolly!

  48. JoeCool says:
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    Grey you like either of these deals?

    Miggy for kluber, Beltre

    Miggy, Carrasco for Kershaw, c. Davis (or longo)

    And if both, which more?

    I own miggy, 6×6 ops, qs

    • SallyCips says:
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      @JoeCool: Miggy on both. Sorry.

      • JoeCool says:
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        @SallyCips:

        For reference Grey, league has one 1B slot, 2 UTIL and no CI.

        I have Miggy, Pujols, V-Mart, Lind. So too many 1B, but no one wants to trade for the other names. My SP could also use an upgrade as I have cueto, carrasco and then hughes as my next best.

  49. Eg says:
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    Drop andrus for hardy or Kang?

    • Eg says:
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      @Eg:
      Jace Peterson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eg: Hold

  50. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly 10×10 (incl. OPS/BB/K/NetSB) categories league, drop who for Kang: Y. Escobar, Iglesias, Gose or Ethier?

  51. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hittertron has a Rougned boner this week – I can smell it from here. Is it the result of:
    A: Longing infatuation, in hopes of rekindling a lost romance
    B: Fear, instilled by uncle Rouges
    C: Drunken robit lustung

    Toodles!

  52. JoeCool says:
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    Also, T-wats worth holding anymore or do you think melancon has got a solid hold on the gig again?

  53. Jogon says:
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    Who do I drop :

    Phil Hugues, Mike Fiers or Ian Kenndy

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jogon: Hughes and Fiers…either or both

  54. bob says:
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    Better bench stash – Kang or Josh Hamilton?

  55. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    ROS CI in standard roto:

    Napoli, Iglesias, Freese, Paredes, Moss?

    ROS OF in standard roto:

    Crisp, Marisnick, Eaton?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Mes to the Rocco: 1. whoever is hot at the moment, none of them are ROS types… 2. Marisnick

  56. Bocephus says:
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    In a 10 team keeper H2H. I have Bryant (who I can keep in Rd 20 next year) and C Davis at 3B.
    I’m getting killed in SP so far (have Kluber, Cole, Arietta, Ross, Bradley, Rodon) but that may just be bad luck.
    Would you trade Bryant for Scherzer (Rd 8 pick next year)? Or C Davis for Carrasco or Salazar? Or hold?
    Thanks!

  57. peter quill says:
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    did anyone catch danny hudson’s outing, how’d he look?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter quill: Like a middle reliever getting a start

  58. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    So, who is the real Steve Pearce? Yahoo gives him 1B, 2B, and OF, which is pretty sexy. Should I leave him on FA, drop Gennett for him (bench MI) or drop Betances for him (5th reliever w/only 3 active)?

  59. Jerk Store says:
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    Which waiver wire option is the best replacement for Drew Smyly?
    Clay Bucholz
    Carlos Martinez
    Mike Fiers
    Hector Santiago
    Travis Wood

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jerk Store: Stream

      • Jerk Store says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: I took Grey’s advice, though I wonder if he would’ve liked either Colome or De La Rosa better than Buch had you not snagged them as I was compiling my list of replacement candidates.

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Jerk Store: Ha..didnt realize you were in my league

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Jerk Store: both over buch…ill be nice and trade them to you lol

          • Jerk Store says:
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            @JeF WiTH 1 F: Tempting, but I’ve got a good feeling about Bucholz now that he’s sprained his ankle.

  60. 1. CarGon or Cargo ros
    2. Brian McCann or Evan Gattis ros
    3.Trevor Bauer or Alex Wood ros

    cheers

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Poor Cargon lost his nickname. Shame, but there can be only ONE.

      Cargo-Gattis-Bauer for me please.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        Bauer or Syndergaard ros

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Noah

  61. Tom says:
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    Start Yasmany Tomas or Christian Yelich this week? If Yelich, does it make sense to play Tomas over Carpenter at 3B with the fatigue issues?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Tom: Carpenter due back tomorrow, but it’s something to look for. And with Yelly struggling with school work, Toma’s might be the safer play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yelich

  62. Ron says:
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    After the dust has settled on a couple trades this year, combined….

    I gave: Holliday, R. Zimmerman, Carpenter, Kinsler, Kennedy
    I got: Encarnacion, Baustista, Ortiz, Bryant

    Fox or fool?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Ron: Foxy.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Ron: Fox Easily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Nice!

  63. Jay says:
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    Bucholz or happ

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jay: is neither an option?

  64. J-Mo says:
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    Dropping Souza for a F/A. Which one should I grab in a 10 team H2H yahoo league? Rest of my team is below.

    Ozuna, Canha, or Alex Guerrero.

    Also, some idiot waivered Kipnis to stream a starter. I want to grab him, but I’m so well covered at 2B I’m not sure if I should. What say you, Grey (and anyone else)?

    C) Santana
    1B) Hosmer
    2B) Dozier
    3B) Donaldson
    SS) Tulo
    OF) Stanton
    OF) Dickerson
    OF) Polanco
    UT) Chris Carter
    UT) Semien
    BN) Souza

  65. SallyCips says:
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    So you’re saying my Kershaw trade was all for naught since Pineda was in it?! ;)

    At least I have 80s Schwarznegger villian Salazar!

    Hope you had a great weekend. Today I begin my freelance life!

  66. Jake says:
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    Should I drop D. Span for J. Soler, G. Polanco, or D. Fowler?

    Thanks

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Jake:
      Sorry , I got to ask : How many teams are in the league ?

      • Jake says:
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        @Joeg414:
        10

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jake: that’s funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  67. Giacomo says:
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    Would you trade cole Hamels for Alex wood and fielder? Obp league. Only 4 SPs started each week (yahoo style head to head league). I’m worried that Alex Wood is too much of a downgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if you need Fielder

  68. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Pick 2 of 3:

    Rasmus
    Souza
    Vargas
    Peterson
    Aaron Hill

    Also… Would you start Collmenter (@Wash & @Phi) or Ventura (@Tex)

    League locks monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Rasmus… Ventura

  69. sniff test says:
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    Odubel or Bogaerts for MI slot? Carlos Martinez or Bucholtz?

  70. Shaggy says:
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    Desperation move in a 16 team league: drop Josh Harrison for Jace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  71. papasmurf says:
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    I did a doubletake here. 1 hit and 2 homers? Missing some words here it seems.

    Alexei Ramirez – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and two homers on Saturday. Never really been a huge fan of his, but he’s not as bad as he was in April. Perhaps this Cuban was just waiting for May Day to start doing labor.

    And speaking of Gausman and misuse of arms, Chip Hale did a number on Randall Delgado. After Del threw 24 pitches on FRI, on Sat Hale has him come back for a third inning after he already threw 32 pitches in his first two (good) innings.

    Sure enough, Del gives up a HR to lead off. Hale leaves him in. Next guy gets another hit. He still leaves him in. Then the second run scores on another hit. Only then does he take him out!

    49 pitches after 24 the game before.

    If Del goes on the DL we’ll know why.

    Delgado should be used as a short reliever. One look at the pitch count splits and it’s obvious. Delgado runs out of gas quick. Hale should know this. He’s the manager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, typo… Yeah, not sure what they’re doing with Randall

  72. Greyismyhero says:
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    Possible SP drops on roster: Shoemaker, T. Walker, Desclafani

    SP on waivers: Buchholz, Karns, Collmenter, C. Young, Santiago, Hutch

    Any moves Grey?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Buch over DeScl

  73. Skeezix says:
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    Who to start at DH this week – Ryan Howard or Kennys Vargas?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Skeezix: Kennys

  74. Jack says:
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    ROS – Rollins, Kang, Hardy, or Jace Peterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  75. The Wongest Yard says:
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    @Grey

    What do you think of this trade? 12 team standard roto

    My– Cespedes, Myers, Tyson Ross

    For– Carlos Gomez and kluber

    Also can you rank Bucholz, Chavez, Happ?

  76. TJ says:
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    2 questions for ya:

    1) Where is a good site to look at peripherals for batters and pitchers? What stats do you typically look at?

    2) Drop Avisail or Moobs for Pederson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Click any player’s name on the site you’re on… Moobs

  77. man says:
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    i have miggy, duda, and hosmer…trade hosmer for pineda if i can?

    • man says:
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      also if i could elaborate…

      12-team, H2H, categories include: R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG, IP, QS, K/9, ERA, WHIP, SVHD

      My team:
      C – Hundley
      1B – Miggy
      2B – Dee
      SS – Starlin
      3B – Arenado
      OF – Stanton
      OF – Upton
      OF – J.D. Martinez
      Util – Wil Myers
      Util – Hosmer

      Bench – Duda, Guerrero, Soler, Burns

      SP – Cole, Ross, Salazar, CMart, Fiers, Chavez

      DL – Tanaka

      Thanks!

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @man: Yes and you could lose Burns and Guerrero for SP or MR..no need for them on your bench

  78. Jon says:
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    Would you own Benoit or Neshek over Tazawa, Ramos, or Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  79. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Here is my offense in an OBP and total bases league (instead of batting average and homers):

    C: Grandal
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Betts
    SS: Rollins
    3B: Frazier
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Marte
    UTIL: Abreu
    UTIL: Ortiz
    Bench: Reddick

    Would you drop Rollins or Reddick for Kang? I don’t really want to carry 2 shortstops but I also don’t necessarily want to get rid of Rollins since he should get better and I want his steals when he finally starts to warm up. I was riding Reddick while he was hot but he’s ultimately a bench bat on this team and I could just slip in Kang until Rollins starts to hit and then maybe flip Kang if he keeps it up. This move is not my biggest concern (as you can see my hitting is pretty stacked, my pitching is another story) but always looking to tweak. Any suggestions appreciated!

  80. Adam says:
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    Streaming today
    Danny Duffy or Alex colome(tam) vs Yankees
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

  81. Gozer says:
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    Both Cmart and Shoe droppable in a 14 tm H2H? I have Cole Kluber Carrasco Richards Chavez

    • Gozer says:
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      Who would you lose first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  82. The Fridge says:
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    Which side: McCutchen for Price + Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, it’s fair

  83. Durkin says:
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    give: polanco
    get: cargo (rockies version)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  84. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – to buttress your Carlos Correa buy…
    The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7. The Angels are 4-3 in their last 7 including taking two of three from the Astros over the weekend. Angels are now just 3 games back underachieving.

    But here is “why Correa”.
    In those last seven games the Astros scored a total of 15 runs.

    The Shortstop position in those seven games:
    23Abs 3Hits 8 Ks 1BB 0RBI 0Runs 8 Left On Base

    Carlos Correa trumped those totals just Saturday and Sunday:
    9Abs 3 Hits 0 Walks 1RBI 2 Runs 1 Stolen base

    That is to say – hell, a premature call-up to shortstop can match that brutal 3-23. Just get him in here already! Oh, and he was just named player of the week for the second time in this early season. His numbers are simply stupid!!

    “Among ALL MINOR LEAGURES in 2015 Correa is first in hits (45), doubles (15), extra base hits (24) and total bases (85), tied for first in RBIs (32), third in batting average (.385) and SLG (.726), fourth in OBP (.459), tied for fifth in runs (25), tied for eighth in home runs (7) and tied for ninth in steals (15).”

    I just took my pants off. And I’m at work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, agreed

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: hahaha! I hope you’re right (about Correa, not your pants). I’ve got him stashed in my 8 team and 16 team leagues and need help at SS in both of them!

  85. Wish I was a Gold says:
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    10 team AL Only Keeper Yahoo League

    1.I needed a 1b badly that played everyday. What do you think of this trade?
    Bauer, Marisnick, Kipnis for Encarnacion, Forsythe, Hughes

    And these are my starters, which I have too many now and looking to move one for some speed since I lost so much in above trade.
    Hutch, Paxton, Walker, Salazar, Richards, Hughes, Rodon, Aaron Sanchez, M. Moore on DL
    With Cecil and Carson Smith at my RP.

    The only two of my sp that will get any value back are Richards or Salazar, and I’m much more inclined to keep Salazar as he is looking like he might have harnessed his talent finally and could be this year’s Kluber.

    2. What do you think of something like Richards for Reyes? OR should I just hold and try to fish speed on the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Reyes

      • Wish I was a Gold says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir. I feel better about both trades as I’m on your winning side. lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Jason E. from the D says:
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    Trying to accumulate more saves (as I am sure many are)…Addison Reed was just dropped. I currently own these RP:

    Brett Cecil
    Santiago Casilla
    Zach Britton
    Dellin Betances
    (DL) Sean Doolittle

    Just curious if any of these guys (I was thinking Cecil) are droppable for Reed. In theory, Betances would make the most sense since he is not the closer, but as you all know, his ratios are helpful especially with how poor my starters have performed. Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    When the Gyork store plays, he seems to hit. Think Buddy Black is going to move him back to starter soon? My 2B has been a black hole for awhile and he’s the only decent option out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely, but try him

  88. hankp101 says:
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    I got offered Hanley for Freeman and Jimmy Nelson in my 14 team 5×5. I have SP depth, so Nelson isn’t central to my team. I also have Ortiz and Starlin so neither of SS/1B is a real position of need (though 1B definitely has better FA options in this league). Which side do you like better? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley side

  89. Staff Infection says:
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    I know you’ve been skeptical of Dickerson staying healthy, and I think I’m ready to move on and get what I can get for him considering my hitting has been performing adequately and I have Rendon stashed too, although I’m not sure when that will benefit me, but that’s a different story. Do you think moving Dickerson for Kluber would be wise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  90. Jogon says:
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    Drop Fiers, I Kennedy or Phil Hugues ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  91. The Great Knoche says:
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    NFBC Team Alive last week!

    .292 BA, 50 R, 18 HR, 52 RBI, 5 SB
    60 IP, 2.81 ERA, 3 W, 1.18 WHIP, 47 K, 6 SV

    Where’s Cram?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’s Grey?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey:
        Well Above both of us. I take the little victories where I can.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s still early

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

    sp-kershaw, gio, wood, c-mart, fiers, hutchison, syndergaard
    dl-smyly, archie bradley
    rp-britton, storen, melancon, yimi, watson

    Once it’s officially announced, Smyly is getting dropped. I have way too many RPs (usually only carry 3-4 actual closers).

    Chase Anderson is available and Bradley is on his way back.

    Who, if anyone, gets dropped for Bradley and Anderson? I’m thinking Yimi or Watson are two candidates…

    As always, THANK YOU.

    • Fever Dog says:
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      @Fever Dog: Sorry for double post. Computer at work is horrible. Half of thread not showing up and thought it got deleted.

  93. dom says:
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    with the return of Yelich I only have room for one out of him, Napoli, and Yasmani Tomas when they all have games. I’m thinking about dropping one of them for a reliever. Who should I drop or should I hold all of them?
    12 team H2H cats OPS, H, BB, RBI, R, HR, XBH, SB. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Napoli

  94. Staff Infection says:
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    Thanks! Cosart or Koehler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler

  95. booya says:
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    Who would you take of Harang, Chavez, Fiers and Shoemaker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  96. The Fridge says:
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    Which side: Salazar or Arenado

  97. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    Napoli, lucky fella. And a malocchio reference! Italian grandmothers everywhere are weeping with joy. Who you starting this week, Wong or Travis?

  98. Michael says:
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    Do you think Kinsler’s power will surface anytime soon?

    Trade him for Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael: Likely on Kinsler… It’s fair for Pence

  99. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10×10 H2H cats, W/L/QS all count, SON likes the 1-start Salazar ($17.2 @Tex) and Chavez ($15.0 vCHW) over the 2-start Burnett ($3.1 @Phi, -$11.4 @CHC) and Paxton ($6.8 vSD, -$8.5 vBos) this week. Ralph likes Burnett. Which 2 would you start (note – I’d have to drop Burnett or Pax if Chavez is one of the picks)?

  100. Dommattingly says:
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    Colome or Happ?

  101. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the updates. Do you think Hardy or Jace Peterson help this lineup and if so at whose expense?
    5×5 HTH OBP
    C McCann
    1B Freeman
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS A.Ramirez
    OF Stanton
    OF Avisail Garcia
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util Semien
    Util Calhoun
    Bench Lawrie
    DL C Yan Gomes
    DL Springer
    DL Arcia

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Odorizzi
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP Walker
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench SP Fiers
    Bench SP Chavez
    Bench SP Duffy

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Ha, thanks…guess I was letting Alexi’s poor start tempt me into looking for another SS eligible player.

  102. Jon says:
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    I have an extra OF and could use another reliable SP in my keep-18 league (10 teams, 5×5 scoring). I have Stanton, Jones, Betts, Polanco, Pederson and Heyward for 4 starting spots (and I’m more often than not starting a 5th OF at DH). I kept all 6 this last off-season because Pederson was still in the minors. Now I have him up and will only keep 5 going forward. Can you recommend who to sell from that group (I’m leaning Heyward or Pederson) and what level SP to target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Pederson, low #1 SP, high #2 SP

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Anyone here you wouldn’t deal Joc for? McHugh, Wacha, Gray, Shields, deGrom, Richards, Samardzija, Carrasco, Hamels, Greinke, Arrieta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Richards

  103. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    There is a town called “Big Ugly” in West Virginia…or the abbreviation J-FOH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: you are such a tiny little man

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The Big Ugly is a good nickname, c’mon

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: really? is it? Like calling me slim hades?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The Big Ugly is better

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: I’m not feeling it

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: Im just busting your balls…i love you

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: no you don’t, you’re just saving face

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Except my love and it will warm your heart

            • J-FOH says:
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              @JeF WiTH 1 F: what are you drunk?

              • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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                @J-FOH: with love

            • nick the dick says:
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              @JeF WiTH 1 F: He would {accept} your love, {except} your evol is tainted with assholishness and common douchebaggery

    • de nachos says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: There’s town in PA called “Blue Ball”…or the abbreviation 1 F’s couch.

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @de nachos: Ha…No blue balls on my couch…or my bed…or my kitchen counter…or in my truck..or in my shower…or..

        • de nachos says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: ah ha, so blindness explains your spelling errors. Sorry about that, man

  104. FrankGrimes says:
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    you was right
    Daredevil muy bueno
    and Rosario Dawson too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridunk, right? Happy Valley is awesome too

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I’ll check that out next.
        It’s on Netflix too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Rectify is solid too, also Netflix

    • J-FOH says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I’m already on episode 6. Vincent D’norfrio is bad ass

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @J-FOH:
        I watched first 3
        Was so into it
        Forgot it was GOT night

  105. the swinging says:
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    New podcast post today king?

    what would you do with Carlos gonzalez at this point? Bench him, look to trade low, or ride out his current suckness?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a new podcast today, yeah…. Bench CarGo except at home until he comes out of it

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: somebody offered me dozier for him. Deal or hold?

        I feel a little better about dozier breaking out than cargo. Worried cargo may be washed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I’d hold

  106. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12 team h2h, are you dropping C-Mart for one of these: Colome, Karns, Miguel Gonzalez, Frias?

    Rest of my staff is Carrasco, Wood, Iwakuma(DL), Chen, Paxton, Rubby, Leake.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  107. Knucks says:
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    Wong/Russell for Ian Desmond/Jorge soler… Which side do you prefer?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Knucks: Desmond/Soler

      • Knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: would you easily swap Wong for Desmond if you could? I know I should but I’m surprisingly very hesitant to do so

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Knucks: Im with you…id keep Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  108. Nolan Arenado says:
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    On point as always Grey! Looking to upgrade my pitching a bit in 12T H2H. Trade Big Papi/Jimmy Nelson for Lance Lynn/Addison “I have 2 whole saves” Reed? Picked up Lind off waivers last week to replace Papi if he’s dealt

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: I would make that trade…but Addison isnt the answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d take Ortiz, but it’s fairish

  109. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Fowler or Choo?

  110. The majestic says:
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    Archer for mookie fair trade?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @The majestic: sounds fair, id want mookie but depends on needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  111. Jon says:
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    Anyone here you wouldn’t deal Joc for?

    McHugh, Wacha, Gray, Shields, deGrom, Richards, Samardzija, Carrasco, Hamels, Greinke, Arrieta

    Or anyone else I should add to my shopping list?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jon: I would deal any one of them for Joc

      • Jon says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Would you do the reverse? I’m looking to deal OF for pitching.

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Jon: My bad read it wrong..who are the rest of your outfielders

        • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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          @Jon: Who are your other outfielders? If you have a lesser OF you can trade, these are decent SPs to go after. Pederson looks like the cat’s meow.

  112. Banana says:
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    Stacked with 1B, have VMart and Seager on the bench. Move them, and Fiers for Price? OBP/QS league

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Banana: Do It if you can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  113. steven says:
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    12 team, 5×5, redraft (20 player rosters + DL slot)

    Are any of the following SPs worth a FA pickup over Alex Colome?

    Jimmy Nelson, Jesse Chavez or Chase Anderson

    Thanks
    Steven

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

      • steven says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @steven: I like anderson but kind of a toss up

  114. Den Boys says:
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    Who do you like moving forward – Aybar, Kang, Alexei?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  115. phil says:
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    Thanks for the update. I was offered Goldschmidt and Alvarez for Upton and Hosmer. Take it? I would drop Alvarez if I couldn’t get something for him. It’s hard to pull the trigger and sell high on someone who has been so good to me.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @phil: Take Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

      • phil says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  116. J-FOH says:
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    What the monkey does with the technology is not an indictment of the technology

    Wisdom via SV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t watched it yet

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Oh, ummm *walks away awkwardly whistling*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, c’mon! Come back!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I don’t want to spoil it just like I did when I gave away a death scene from daredevil. And how have you not power watched Daredevil?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs is watching Daredevil with me, and she doesn’t binge… I would’ve finished it by now, trust me… I’m watching one effin episode a week

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: thats brutal. Cougs and I need to have a talk. Maybe I’ll have to stop by and convince her

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it’s annoying… I have to pick my fights though

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I have a way to make people not say no, consider me a mediator

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  117. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League, (W=7, QS=5, SV=5, L=-5, HD=3, SB=3, CS=-1, HR=4, etc.)

    Kang, Cozart and Valbuena are my SS and MI. (Brad Miller was my SS, but switched to hot shomatoes)

    Start 3 RPs…own Soria, Cishek and Kenley (inj)….starting RP eligible Frias for now

    I have good depth at SP, (Greinke, Salazar, Gray, Cashner, Haren, Hutchinson, Chase Anderson, Wily Peralta…Start 5)

    Trade Cozart or Kang & Haren for David Robertson? If so, give up Cozart or Kang? ( Could keep either next year in the 13th round).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Robertson in a second for any of them

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        He wanted Kang, but I held firm and he took Cozart instead along with Haren & Cishek for Robertson

        I think I made out. Hopefully I chose wisely with the SS…

        Thanks for the input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Solid trade

  118. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    What about this trade – JD Martinez for Marcus Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take JD

  119. Scott says:
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    Kang or Odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  120. Michael says:
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    Jimmy Paredes for Strasburg
    Avasail Garcia for ”
    Brandon Belt for ”

    Can I get an order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side in each

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: of the hitters Garcia is in a class far above the other two.

  121. b-rock says:
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    Hey Grey – which side in this trade?

    Devon Travis and Michael Wacha or Joc Pederson

    Whichever side – is it close/fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson, fair enough

  122. Timmah R says:
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    Need some help in my 10 team H2H points league :-)

    1- Having a tough time deciding which 3 of these 4 I should play this week: Carlos Gomez, Polanco, Soler, or K.Bryant (for 2 of my 3 OF slots + 1 Util)
    2- Order best to worst for ROS: Jansen, Papelbon, Street… and is Alex Wood better than any of them ROS?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not Polanco 2. You ordered them…I’d take Wood over Street

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: You da man, thanks Grey! :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. booya says:
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    Nick Hundley or Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  124. peter quill says:
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    Kang or Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  125. Grant says:
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    Should I pick up Shin-sin Choo? Or don’t even bother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Mike says:
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    My staff is: Kluber/Arrieta/Carrasco/McCugh/Chavez/C-Mart (at this point stream spot)

    My Outfield is: Bautista/Marte/Myers/Heyward/Yelich/Souza but I can only play 4 of those guys at the same time.

    Thinking of trying to sell high on Myers to get another arm… What is the tier of pitcher I should be aiming for, or should I just hold and hope my core 4 pitchers turn it around soon and not get impatient.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Do you like Yelich or Myers more ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers

  127. Mike Honcho says:
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    14 team league

    I give – Lynn. I get – Trumbo and Jose Iglesias

    My SP now is Price, Gray, Cole, Kennedy, Chavez, Bucholtz, Niese, Lynn
    My 1B is Eazy E
    OF -Soler, Heyward, Carter, pollock, A. Guerro

    Do I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  128. Grizza3569 says:
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    I was trying to buy low on Bautista and snag a closer in the deal. I have a deep rotation and badly need a closer. My offer was countered with the following in a standard 5×5 h2h, thoughts?

    Kemp, Tulo and Wacha
    Or
    Bautista, Desmond and Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista side

  129. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hahn or Kelly, sir?

    Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        Chances Pearce gets his full time back? Dudes got a .204 BABIP.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: 5 more games and he’s 2B eligible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Likely at some point

  130. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    How does the herd feel about trading Chase Anderson for Buchholz?

    Buchholz seems to have all the superior peripherals:

    Buchholz
    10 k/9
    3 BB/9
    10% swinging strike rate
    50% GB rate
    10% HR/FB
    Oddly, he has induced zero IFFBs this year.

    Anderson
    7ish k/9 (meh)
    2is BB/9
    40% GB
    5% HR/FB (playing in Chase Field and a few Coors dates seems to scream this will rise)

    Seems like Buchholz is the no-brained, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See my Friday post

  131. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Eovaldi or Heston ROY? (12-team H2H – 6×6, QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eo

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to bench one of the following:

    colome – vs nyy, @ min
    paxton – vs sd, vs bos
    volquez – @ tex, vs nyy
    a wood – @ mia

    who sits this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks. sorry, need to bench one more between colome, pax and a wood. thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t know their matchups

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: sorry. here you go:
            colome – vs nyy, @ min
            paxton – vs sd, vs bos
            a wood – @ mia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pax

  133. tom says:
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    Reddick sits on my bench and I need another closer. The following trade was proposed in my 10 team OBP H2H league. I’m a little scared about Sale’s performance. Should I do it?

    My Bumgarner, Soria & Reddick for his Sale, Robertson & Hector Rodon

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @tom: this doesn’t bet you a closer, so no sure I see the reasoning. Hold

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @F.K.A. Ralph: damn iPhone. Bet=net and no=not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sound good

  134. wJessereid says:
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    I’m currently only rostering 3 SP (Lester, deGrom and Harvey) after dropping Smyly and Shoemaker in a fit of rage Over the weekend.

    Lester and deGrom have 2 starts a piece and I only need 5 starts so I’m covered for this week.

    McHugh was dropped and Rodon and Syndergaard are out there too. Who should I grab?

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @wJessereid: mcHugh, Syndergaard, Rodon. If you only get five starts/week, probably just add the first two.

      • wJessereid says:
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        I only get one move. Should I go in that order?

        Also, stick w/ Travis until Rendon is back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  135. J-FOH says:
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    As much as I enjoy reading your Monday morning rundown, I was more ecstatic today when I saw that I was in 1st place in the perts league this morning. I just have one question for you, when is Rudy going to join the party?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Nice work. If they all perts, you’re a pert plus. You streaming them to death?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Question for Rudy

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: divert it away…I can’t believe I wonder why it seems like you don’t like me sometimes. if I beat you I will never let you live it down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re calling out Rudy, not sure how this is a question for me

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: doh!, I thought i was calling out you too. That Thai food last night left me with an unsettled tummy and now I’m lashing out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t mention anything with the league when I’m up by 20 points on you, then you mention when I’m down by a half point in May? Okay

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I have to take it when I can, I mean you are Grey Albright. it’s not like I’m playing against Karabell. Your team is still ridiculous, the only way I’m going to beat you is you get injury issues or I can out stream/batty call you. You’re from jersey, you should be able to appreciate unnecessary and unwaranted smack talk. “Yo Joey you remember that one time that I kicked Grey’s ass for a day”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Here’s a trade for you: I’ll trade you my season-long lead for your one day lead

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: hold it now, I was in first for like a week earlier in the year. I have my memories and its all in my diary

    • Just a matter of time…need my team’s HRs to get on track (when they aren’t on my bench).

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: I have left at least 8 on my bench in the FCL. I’m ready for this fight, I read all your articles on the subject and play with the craziest 12-some in the RCL’s.

  136. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Another great one! Anything to do with CarGo other than keep him on my bench and wait for him to heat up?

    I’d love to trade him, but my league is very cold on him, so the only alternative would probably be a drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bench

  137. chad says:
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    Alex Wood Was dropped in my 10 team league. He’s still 10 team material, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  138. phil says:
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    Here’s my probably already thought of idea (I came up with a jet back when I was 5 only to be horribly disappointed that it already existed).
    I love this site. I think it’s the only consistently funny fantasy sports site. So I looked at how it came into being because I like to know how things work (like Silar), and saw that it came out of the writers strike.
    I would like to read about about what other great things came out of that fairly crappy time for writers.
    The best (funnest and funniest) play that I have seen in L.A. came out of the strike. It was called Sneaux and starred Kristin Bell, before anyone really knew who she was. It was the brilliantly written equity waiver VC Andrews spoof. Now we have 2. Are there 8 more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not sure

  139. Murray Craven says:
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    Trade Carlos Gomez for Chris Sale? I’m last in ERA/WHIP/K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. fillllterd says:
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    10 team weekly H2H

    Cozart seems to be hot right now…in my weekly H2H league he has 7 home games

    Tulo has 6 road games…

    Should I start Cozart over Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  141. scott steelers says:
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    3 OF and 1 Util. This is my depth. Pollock, Gardner, Reddick, Mookie,
    bench A Guerrero.
    DL Puig, Pence, Rios
    Sps: Carrasco, Zimmermann, Salazar, Scherzer, Rodon, Samardzija, Shelby, Hammel.
    Going to eventually have to start dropping people to make room for my 3 OF coming back. my buddy is interested in Zimmerman plus either Pollock or Reddick for G Richards.
    Question is should I do it. And if so, who should I push more. Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  142. Bye Felicia says:
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    Yelling, Fat Adams, Billy Burns

    Drop one 12 team H2H

    Thanks Hombre

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: yellich stupid typo

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Bye Felicia:

      Yelling, “Fat Adams. Billy Burns.”

      Drop one

      12 team

      H2H

      Thanks Hombre

      The above could almost be a gay porn screenplay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  143. tone DEAF! says:
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    I haven’t been watching Bauer, but his last couple lines look like crap hole. Is he droppable in a 12-team H2H pts league? Miguel Gonzalez is on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, droppable

  144. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    CarGomez or Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  145. A-Ran Baller says:
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    Trade Corey Dickerson for Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  146. Bomb-ers says:
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    Where would you rank Rendon as a keeper? Top 30? 40? 50?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      50

      • Bomb-ers says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you trade him straight-up for Wong in an OBP keeper league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Wong

          • Bomb-ers says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks, Grey! The trade is done!

  147. DiRo says:
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    Would you start Arrieta over Kluber or Kuechel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • DiRo says:
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        @Grey:
        Arrieta-NYM and Pit
        Kluber-STL
        Keuchel-Tor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d bench Keuchel

  148. jaw says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h auction keeper. trade marisnick ($10) for souza ($10)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. Timmmayy says:
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    Hey grey hope u had a great weekend!

    For depth who would you add in a h2h pts with a weekly lock team

    Bats: andrelton Simmons, kelly Johnson (1b, 3b & OF), Kevin pillar, Brandon Phillips , shin soo choo (OF/DH), Jung ho kang, Jimmy parades (OF/DH)

    — my 2b is howie Kendrick ; keep him or drop for Brandon Phillips ? But on my bench I have Addison Russell who is eligible @ 2b.

    – if I went pitcher there’s only one two id look to add; Carlos Rodon or rubby de la rosa.

    Thank you grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Grab Rodon, play Russell

  150. Mike says:
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    calling up Synagaard
    Who should I Drop for him?
    Latos or Niesche
    Or I could punt my saves catagory and drop Austin Reed and keep them?
    Am in a NL 4×4
    In first or second in Wins Whip and Era
    Any advise?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mike: nietzsche probably isn’t a good pitcher.

  151. Brade says:
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    What’s all this about Bill Hall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Google Bill Hall and Mothers Day

  152. Booyahtastic says:
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    My first ever comment! Been admiring from afar since last season, I’m impressed with the time you take to respond to so many people with genuine feedback and advice. Don’t ever stop!

    I do have a question…I need RBI, other owner needs Runs/SB. Is my Ellsbury for his Stanton a fair deal, or will should I throw in another player to add some value to seal the deal? (Maybe my Odorizzi for his Watson type add on?). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Throw in Odorizzi

    • Cram It says:
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      @Booyahtastic: It’s not fair and I think there’s zero chance that he will make that trade, with or without the pitchers.

      • Booyahtastic says:
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        I appreciate the feedback! its a 12 team roto, I’d love to pick your brain on this a bit more just for fun…I don’t feel like listing out every player on my team, but as an exercise assume you have Stanton and lead your league in power hitting stats, and a another guy says to you “My Ellsbury and X for your Stanton”, what type of player would X need to be for you to feel comfortable pulling the trigger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SAGNOF, get cheaper speed

  153. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Carlos Martinez reminds me of a right handed Felix Dubront. His front side flies open faster than your sister’s bedroom door during fleet week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  154. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Per another website: “Carlos Correa is not in the lineup Monday for Double-A Corpus Christi. No word on any promotions to Triple-A or the Astros, so stay posted.”
    Things could get exciting quickly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • Timmmayy says:
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        @Grey:

        He was just promoted to AAA; could be a good sign!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

  155. John says:
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    DO you think Gausman will still listed as DL as if it where rehab starts or become NA like a minors player?

    Should we be rushing to grab this guy though, control still iffy and he is hurt, not major but they are saying 3 rehab starts basically 3 weeks?

    Who spot will he take in rotation?

  156. nutbutter says:
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    Thanks for your help this season once again, Grey.
    Could I trouble you as to which players I should keep for the rest of the season?

    I am in a 8 team ROS. (I am sitting 2nd place in HRs and 3rd place in SBs)

    Please pick ONE out of each category.

    A.) SS. Elvis Andrus , Alexei Ramírez
    B.) OF. Melky Cabrera , Marcell Ozuna , Josh Reddick , Ben Revere
    C.) 3B. Kris Bryant , Nolan Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus, Ozuna, Arenado

      • nutbutter says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. McNulty says:
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    would you trade Cargo and Fielder (on my bench behind Gomez/Soler/Calhoun/Gordon/Braun and Goldy/Rizzo/Miggy/Arenado respectively) for Kluber?

    10 team 6×6 Roto and my offense is strong, pitching has gotten off to a rough start. I care about this year, but Kluber has keeper value while the two hitters have very little if any with their salaries

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  158. Aero says:
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    Ugh, starters. Carlos Martinez is getting blasted by the regression fairies, Shane Greene-style. I know you dropped him, but here’s some guys available on my wire. Worth a switch or all streamers?
    Hahn, Shoe, Paxton, Colome, Karns, Eo, Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Jimmy Neson, Ubaldo, Hammel, Chavez, Taijuan, Happ.

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: If it makes a difference, current roster is Arrieta, A Wood, Salazar, C-Mart, Rodon, Iwakuma.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  159. Hector says:
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    Who should I pick up If I have C-Mart? Miguel Gonzeles, Nathan Karns, Chase Anderson, Dan Haren, Chris Young or Jimmy Nelson?

    Is it worth dropping GIles for McAllister, Johnson or Axford? I need saves (Cishek, Davis, Clippard, Boxberger make up my relief staff)

    • Hector says:
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      @Hector: Whoops I meant Gonzalez, the guy on Baltimore

  160. Eg says:
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    Start ozuna vs Greinke, yelich vs Greinke, or burns vs porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, depends on needs

  161. David Brys says:
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    Outfielders are Billy Hamilton, Stanton, Harper, souza. 1st baseman are pujols, crush Davis, brandon Moss. 2nd/ss are boagerts, russell, Wong, Rendon (dl)

    Drop any of these guys to add Polanco, yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  162. MikeY says:
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    Drop jimmy Nelson, fiers, frias, for Colome or happ, karns or just keep streaming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  163. Hector says:
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    Who should I pick up If I have C-Mart? Miguel Gonzelez (Bal), Nathan Karns, Chase Anderson, Dan Haren, Chris Young or Jimmy Nelson?

    Is it worth dropping GIles for McAllister, Johnson or Axford? I need saves (Cishek, Davis, Clippard, Boxberger make up my relief staff)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson…Johnson

      • Hector says:
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        @Grey: Forgot to mention, Nelson is on waivers. Who should my contingency plan be?

        Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just drop C-Mart for Johnson and worry about adding another SP after Johnson’s no longer worth owning

  164. The King of Schwing says:
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    Corner infield spot.

    Have Joe Mauer.

    Drop for any of following:

    Justin Turner, Colabello, LoMo, Canha, Brandon Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo

  165. nutbutter says:
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    Who would you want in a trade of Kris Bryant for Pablo Sandoval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  166. Mike says:
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    Aaron sanchez a good stash in 12 team league or hold off for a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can stash him

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: stash him, Colome, or frias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Colome

  167. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    who do you prefer more ROS jesse hahn or kyle hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  168. JP says:
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    Two trades, HXH league

    1. Prince/Neil Walker for Odorizzi/D. Travis/Lind

    2. Prince/Hamels for Donaldson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Prince 2. Donaldson

  169. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Who do you like better long term/Dynasty…Springer or Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You think its close…guy wants dickerson and tomas for springer and…im trying to get Archer, but he wants to give DannyS..could use the pitcher…but if its Danny…you still down

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I almost wrote Dickerson, so very close… Take Archer too, Danny is great too, assuming Salazar and not Santana

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Grey: no its Santana …thats my problem…dont really want or need him..kind of a deal breaker for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Salazar is a stud, Santana not so much

              • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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                @Grey: I wish he had him…but id be happy with Archer…Im trying for Soler and Archer…not sure how that is going to go over though

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Archer looks studly too

  170. John says:
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    Two catcher lg, which catcher should I be buying right now. Gomes Arnaud Weiters overall performance 2nd half? WHich 2 you like best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes, d’Arnaud

  171. Hey-oh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Taiwan Walker was just dropped in my keeper league. Would you take him over Porcello, Jeff Locke, or Nathan Eovaldi? I could also drop Chris Heston or DeSclafani but they both have 2 starts this week.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Locke

  172. dem ribbies says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as always. Always looking forward to your weekend recap!

    I’ve got Kinsler ($16) and Dozier ($4). It’s an OPS keeper league so I like Dozier’s power, and his keeper price.

    Thinking about dealing Kinsler for an RP to replace Cishek, who I’ve seen enough of. Would you accept Storen for Kinsler or do I need to aim higher? I’ve got Holland and Grilli, if not Storen, which RPs would you target?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @dem ribbies: I wouldnt trade him for a RP

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: ya, i kind of thought that might be the case. dude is hitting everything. i guess it’s a good headache to have (figuring out which stud to start)..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Don’t trade for a top closer

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: How about Kinsler + C.Davis for Arenado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado side

  173. Bob says:
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    Guy offered up Nelson Cruz for Corey Dickerson and Max Scherzer which obviously ain’t happening. However, with Dickerson battling plantar fasciitis, would an offer of Dickerson and Chris Archer or Shelby Miller for Nelson Cruz be decent or too much? 10 team 5×5 H2H. If that is rejected, would Dickerson and Salazar be an okay offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Miller, sure…Salazar is too much

  174. viv_savage says:
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    If pressed would you start Bumgarner (@Cin) or Salazar (@Tex) this week? H2H points league, wins/k’s are money. Feel like it’s impossible to bench either right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  175. Warren says:
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    You at all worried about Tulo? He hasn’t had a ton of home games yet (Denver weather is crazy pants) and his walk rate is scary low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crappy weather, just slumping

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Warren:

      His avg, ops, slg, wOBA splits for his career shows April as the worst (dare I say cruelest) month. Should be about to get red hot right now.

  176. los locos says:
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    Grey, is it time to drop Bauer for someone like Happ?

    10 team keeper league.

    Current Rotation
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Chavez
    Shoemaker – dropping him for Chase Anderson for this week.

    Bauer
    Darvish DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • los locos says:
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      @los locos: I have Paxton as well forgot him.

  177. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I had Pineda, Richards and Salazar go yesterday. Nice day. I also have Colome, Grienke and Archer on this staff in RCL. I’m thinking 1 too many. I want to upgrade my hitting. I am thinking Grienke would get me the best return . I also think Pineda is fragile till i see a full season from him. Who would you deal first? Colome would need to do more for me to get anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  178. Beisballs says:
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    Hahn or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  179. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Cargo toast? Cant touch lefties, cant even hit righties.

    16 team dynasty where I need SVs + holds and only 3 OFs so dont really need Cargo. Deal Cargo for Hoch and Feliz? Know ita selling low but I think his value might continue to fall, he was bad last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  180. Q says:
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    Soler for McHugh? Even trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s even

  181. Justin B says:
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    Grey thanks for the post,

    Aaron Sanchez or Taijuan Walker ROS?

    Thanks,
    JB

    • Justin B says:
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      @Justin B: forgot to add that we use K/9, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV for pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  182. coacher says:
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    Stream-o-Nator seems to really really like Joe Wieland for the next 7 days…..at $15.80 he’s listed above Jason Hammel and just below Cole Hamels. It’s almost like he’s “Sandwiched” in between the Ham brothers. Ha! See what I did there??

    What do you guys think of Wieland and his chances to stick this time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I wouldn’t touch Wieland outside of NL-Only for now

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @coacher: wieland currently not in MLB.

  183. Abe Froman says:
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    SON hates Dickerson this week (he’s @LAA and @LAD)

    Which 1 bat should I bench out of the following 7? (5 OFs and 1 Util)

    Dickersno, Ozuna, Souza, Fowler, Pollock, Polanco, Marisnick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON doesn’t measure bats… Don’t know their matchups, prolly Marisnick

  184. coachgonzo says:
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    Hey Razzballers,,,,12 team h2h league,,,,I’ve been offered strasburg for andrew miller, and carrasco for andrew miller. My only other closer is boxberger. However, 5 points per win 5 points per save, 5 points quality start, 1 point for ks and innings pitched ,-1 for a bb… Do I trade the leagues best closer? or do I hold? also, which one? stras or carrasco?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stras

  185. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Albright, why you holding Paxton in the RCL? You got Archer in your line up on a day he’s not pitching. Lots of good relievers out there.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      Are we saying, “Estrada!” Or are we saying, “Estrada?” Deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want to see another game from Paxton

  186. Ron says:
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    Would you trade Ortiz and Bryant for Sherzer and Cueto?

    • PK says:
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      @Ron: Sherzer/Cueto, if you can afford to give up the power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  187. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 team 5×5 redraft.

    With Correa getting the call-up…

    Drop Bogaerts or Russell for Correa?

    Thanks in advance.

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @royce!: Oh. Thanks for letting me know. I misinterpreted the app alert I quickly glanced at before rushing to the waiver wire. They just need to hurry up and give Correa the call-up already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  188. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Correa on his way to AAA!

  189. MIke says:
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    Drop Bogaerts for Peralta in 10 team h2h? 5×5 + OPS & TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  190. SteveE says:
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    Drop T.Wood for Heston?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveE: sounds like a streamer spot there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  191. Alex says:
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    JD Martinez is starting to hurt me. I’m wondering if I should pick up Hardy or Yasmany Tomas as JD’s replacement. Thoughts?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Alex:

      JD’s pace is like 25 homers, 90 runs and 90 RBIs. He’s hit into some hard outs lately. He’ll make some adjustments and bring the K rate back down I bet. Neither one of those guys is going to come near him. Especially with him in the Tigers line up. Patience here, I’d say, is recommended. Everybody goes through slumps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

      • Alex Tramble says:
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        @Grey: @GhostTownSteve:

        How about bringing Rusney Castillo into this debate? I’ve been watching updates about Castillo to jump on him when drafted. Castillo, JD, or Tomas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Red Sox outfield is crowded

  192. Phil says:
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    Would you offer my Shoemaker for his Buchholz? Regular 5 categories plus QS and K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  193. 08-Theo says:
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    Which side do you like?
    Longo, Hammel
    for
    Blackmon, Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • 08-Theo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks… He said I could have Burnett instead of Hammel if I want. Who would you rather get in that deal? Longo and Hammel or Longo and Burnett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hammel

  194. PK says:
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    Looking to target some starters. Care to rank the following?

    Zimmermann, deGrom, McHugh, Salazar

    • PK says:
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      @PK: 12-team 5×5 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, McHugh

      • PK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  195. 'Topes says:
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    Trade Carlos Martines for Ben Revere?

    Will Jay Bruce stop sucking?

    Thanks!

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @‘Topes:

      I think there’s a chance Bruce comes around. His BABIP is putrid. His Hard HIt% and other batted ball data say there’s some bad luck in there. He’s only pulling 40ish percent of the time so the shift isn’t killing him (a la Teixeira who’s a 60% pull guy). If you can hold Bruce I think you want to see if there is one of those season making crazy hot spells.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Grey: @‘Topes: He’s on pace for 25 HRs and he’s slumping…..Wait for the inevitable hot streak.

  196. Adam says:
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    In a standard 5×5 weekly lineup league, which 1 of these 2 would you roll with this week?

    Paxton vs SD + vs BOS
    Simon vs MIN + @ STL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  197. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    While we celebrate the AAA arrival of Carlos Correa please remember Nolan Fontana.

    Born in Winter Garden, Florida in 1991, Nolan too had a dream to play professional baseball. He realized that dream when he was drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft by the Houston Astros. With one dream down Nolan had another dream – to play in the big show, to play major league shortstop.

    There were two problems with this second dream. The first problem was that the Houston Astros drafted one Carlos Correa in the FIRST round of that same 2012 draft to play shortstop.
    The second problem is that, compared to Carlos Correa Nolan Fontana sucks donkey balls…like real fat, red, veiny swollen donkey balls.

    So, today we mourn. We mourn for dreams dashed. We mourn for a 23 year-old that looks at his til-now-blessed-life and says aloud “awwww F*CK!”. To his mom. When he called her at home earlier today. Hoping she could somehow make it right. And we mourn too. For ourselves. Knowing that, even on Nolan Fontana’s worst day his life is still probably so much more f*ckin’ cool and interesting than ours.

    Will ever be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  198. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey, which IF would you go with from Lawrie, Hardy, Dilson, Jace, Valbuena, Jung Ho and Alexei Ramirez? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  199. Swarley says:
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    looking at making a deal… Give up Sale and Kipnis for Sonny Gray, Dough Fister and either Starlin castro or daniel murphy…your thoughs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  200. JP says:
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    Thanks for answering all these questions…one more for you:

    Hamels/Pollock for Braun/Carlos Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  201. Derrick says:
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    CarGo and Boegarts for Salazar? Have Santana to fill in for Xander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  202. Raoul Duke says:
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    Grey-

    Who do you like better long term Bogaerts or Correa? I have Bogaerts, but I am thinking about trading for Correa in a keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

      • Raoul Duke says:
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        @Grey: So do you think Bogaerts and Wong for Correa is too much, too little?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too much

          • Raoul Duke says:
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            Bogaerts and Mazara for Correa? I have Rendon, Travis and Wong that are eligible at 2nd. That is why I was willing to move Wong. Also, who do you like better long term Travis or Wong?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Correa…Wong

  203. Fever Dog says:
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    My league has two RP and five P slots. I already have three closers.

    Is Yimi Garcia even worth owning? Where is he in the Dodger closer pecking order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth owning

  204. WalleyWorld says:
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    not sure what to do in my 10 teamer. 5 keepers. my current SS’s are Jose Reyes and Xander Bogaerts. Drop either for Correa who is sitting on waivers still? current keepers are Rizzo, Arenado, Harper, Rendon, and one of Yelich/Myers/Wong/Bogaerts and maybe Correa. Suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Xander on your bench then drop him

      • WalleyWorld says:
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        @Grey: Starting at SS for me right now with Reyes on the bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since Correa’s not coming up today, don’t know why you’d drop your starting SS

  205. Joeg414 says:
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    Todays Batty Call :
    S.Pearce vs Estrada
    C.Maybin vs Leake – 90 % chance of rain
    M.Canha vs Porcello
    G.Parra vs Samadzigja
    Dyson vs C.Lewis > Could use a few steals
    DeShields vs Duffy > …….a few steals

    Leaning Canha , whata think ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Canha but I’m watching to make sure he’s playing

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Canha is in the lineup hitting 5th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Fred!

          • joeg414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Now its showing I Davis playing and Canha sitting . FxxK

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh

            • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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              @joeg414: jackasses over in OAK flipped it quite late.

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I already checked, he’s starting.

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      I already picked up Chris Colabello the other day , so he would be my number one choice.

    • Great White North says:
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      @Joeg414: Justin Turner vs. Koehler

  206. Knucks says:
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    Pineda, Brantley, Ian desmond, soria for Wong, adam jones, Aj ramos

    Which side and is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, close

  207. Shawn says:
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    Great write up again…
    Im running low on butter, which of these two will help me get through breakfast ROS
    Jay Bruce or Steve Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  208. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    is carlos correa a top 12 SS from the point of his call-up forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but that’s not much

  209. Eric says:
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    Xander or Simmons rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  210. Howdy Grey. At this point do we hang onto Latos, or try to deal him while he’s on this decent run? Worried with Travis and considering packaging him and Latos for McHugh and Wong. Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wong there

  211. hankp101 says:
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    Deep league, ROS SPs: Hughes, Nelson, C.Anderson. Look about right? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  212. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. what tier pitcher do you think i could target for cargo (col). i know its selling low, but need pitching help and hes expendable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could try McHugh

  213. agarthered says:
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    Kang or Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  214. Five-On-One says:
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    Trade Longoria for Kluber?
    Start A.Escobar over Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, yes

  215. AJ says:
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    Thinking about doing a bulk move dropping Harrison, Souza, Fowler, Marisnick.
    Available pick ups are Morales, Duda, Texiera, Ozuna, Paredes, Hechavarria, Aoki, Cozart, Hardy and Jung Ho. Hold or Pull the trigga and if so for which playas? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Jung over Harrison and Ozuna over Marisnick

  216. Rob says:
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    Segura or Cozart ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • Rob says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  217. nightpandas says:
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    Different things but who do you like in a vaccuum? Who are best bench options?

    Happ, Burns, Byrd, Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  218. johnnyboy says:
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    Correa or wong in keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  219. AJ says:
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    Been stashing Jose Fernandez but not sure if he’s worth the spot, drop him to open up a spot or is he worth the stash? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for who

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: just for a streaming spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t love it, unless it’s a shallow league

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: coo ill just hold on to him, may be a difference maker 2nd half. Thanks!

  220. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Neftali for his Wilson Ramos in a 5×5 league with OPS? Currently have Plawecki in the C spot.

    Here’s what my pitching looks like:
    SP: Cole
    SP: Greinke
    SP: Hammel
    SP: Chase Anderson
    RP: Uehara
    RP: Soria
    P: Neftali

    BN: Iwakuma, Axford, Ziegler, JoFer

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  221. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 teamer without ERA but with BB’s and losses. i have fiers/bauer and 71 moves left for year. drop either for any of frias/bolsinger (different sites are either saying bolsinger or TBD for tomorrow’s game, SON thinks it’s frias)/t.wood/kelly. If answer is bolsinger/frias i’ll have to wait to make sure one of those actually is still in rotation before adding, with my add limits. MLBdepthcharts is only other spot saying Frias for sure tomorrow. And also that his roster spot is fine too.
    2. same league also has XBH/BB/K’s for hitters. stick with both plouffe/blanks or go back to vargas over one of them?
    3. bruce over canha now that canha is back to BN i guess?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: no SON has bolsinger for tomorrow and frias wed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Vargas over Blanks 3. Yes

  222. Kevin says:
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    Thanks as usual!

    12 team

    I am leading in saves and am getting killed in pitching stats otherwise.
    SP Archer for RP Casilla

    What say you “Grey is the new Right”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  223. spider crabs says:
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    need a catcher for this week while waiting for D’Arnaud’s return. Do you think Rosario will get a weeks worth of AB’s seeing as they are visiting an American league team?? its slim pickings…Rosario or Suzuki, Hundley etc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley is actually playing

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @spider crabs: rosario is appearing to only play (and more 1B than catcher, since he’s an awful catcher) against lefties, of which he does have 3-4 this week.

  224. JMM says:
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    10 team H2H keeper league.

    Which side?

    A) Hosmer/Pederson

    B) Votto/JReyes/Britton/Hutchinson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  225. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in QS league, give desclafani another start or go elias sports bureau now? I forgot to grab Rubby over Desclafani in this one. 16 teamer with only 4 moves per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  226. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey ill question u up;

    My current utility is josh reddick; I want to keep him there he faces sox pitchers & let’s say sox don’t have pitching .

    Or I bench him for any of these on my bench;

    Brandon moss (vs cardinals; Lance Lynn, lackey, wacha)
    Then @ Rangers; (wandy Rodriquez , not sure the Rangers other starters.)

    Or add one of these to start @ utility;

    Jimmy paredes ; vs blue jays (Estrada, bueherle, Sanchez )

    Then vs Angels (Jared weaver, shoemaker, Garret Richards.)

    JJ hardy
    Same as parades.

    I could keep reddick in the lineup by benching one of my two lower OF’ers trumbo & wil Myers – the others I start are joc pederson & Bryce Harper .

    It’s h2h points weekly lock

    Gracias señor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  227. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    add j.johnson dropping yimi in saves only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  228. Mike says:
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    Start Bolsinger vs marlins $19.9?

    Start frias vs Miami or Elias vs padres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mike: probably frias over elias. it’s reverse alphabet when it comes to the XXias’s.

  229. M says:
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    Is c-mart a streamer now? Drop him for Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  230. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Which SP this week?

    Chase Anderson @PHI (Billinglsy)
    or
    Wily Peralta vsCHW (Samadjzia), @NYM (Syndegaard)

    Stream-O-Nator says Anderson, but 2-starts are hard to pass up in H2h

  231. mzyptlk says:
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    Who’s the better DL stash Lamb or Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  232. Ty says:
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    Drop C-mart for…
    C.Young
    Rodon
    Leake
    Colome
    Lewis
    Peralta

    Need help with ERA badly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: 10-4 on that rubber ducky

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  233. Commish Cauda says:
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    hey, you skipped me! ;)

    see 3:10pm above.

    Chase Anderson or Wily Peralta H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you much

  234. bb says:
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    Which one would you start brett anderson vs Colrado, Hutch in houston, Travis wood vs mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guessing these are all home…Anderson

  235. SteveNZ says:
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    Like a lot of these things, I’m late to the party – SO NO SPOILERS! – but have you caught on to the Serial podcast yet?

    So awesome. Like being in a real-life episode of The Wire – as it’s actually happening.

    NO SPOLIERS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No spoilers! I haven’t listened to any of it yet, but I want to. No spoilers!

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: The butler did it with a candlestick in the bathroom.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, did you watch the Australian Secrets and Lies?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: We started to. Looked promising but then I kinda lost interest for some reason.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was pretty good, not life-changing

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Just looked at the summary, and maybe I only watched the first ep? Can’t remember. Anyhow, obviously didn’t feel like I HAD to keep watching.

            Male lead is a New Zealander. Not that that makes the show any better,just a fun fact.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I’m guessing the Aussie one was better than the US one, but the US one was watchable, just not great

  236. joeg414 says:
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    Now its showing I Davis playing and Canha sitting . FxxK !
    So now who to get as I wasted a move >
    S.Pearce vs Estrada
    C.Maybin vs Leake – 90 % chance of rain

    G.Parra vs Samadzigja
    Dyson vs C.Lewis > Could use a few steals
    DeShields vs Duffy > …….a few steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        You got it. Damn early lineup.

        • Great White North says:
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          @joeg414: I got Canha’sd on a batty call today as well. Luckily I also batty called on Parra today in two leagues. Go Crew!

  237. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    HeHe — Wong and Kang.

    Hey Grey, would you take a flyer on Bolsinger in a 10 Team NL-Only H2H? Also, is Parnell worth a roster spot? He would take Jim Johnson’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell’s worth a spot in NL-Only, barely… I’d take a flyer on Bolsinger, sure

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! The other option for Johnson’s spot would be Romo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Romo

  238. Shidesthelimit says:
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    To your Greyness –

    Two quick questions:
    Would you deal Strasburg and Soler for Kershaw in a 10-team 6×6 (OPS & HR-allowed) H2H league?

    Also, Travis d’Arnaud or Nick Hundley ROS? Thanks for the help good sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw… d’Arnaud

  239. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    trade G cole for desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure