Miguel Sano in the braino!  When Sano, got no braino!  Oh, sorry, I didn’t hear you come in.  Have a seat.  Why aren’t you wearing pants?  Okay, enough small talk!  All right, one more bit of small talk.  You ever go to Whole Foods and get something from their salad bar?  Their cardboard containers suck!  Unless you rip the container apart and lick the bottom, there’s no way to get everything out.  Fine, maybe those few grains of quinoa are nothing, but at Whole Foods they cost, like, forty-five cents!  Make a container where I don’t lose half my lunch because it gets stuck to the bottom of your stupid containers!  Next time, I’m asking for a refund for the piece of lettuce that I can’t get out.  No, I’m not cheap at all.  Any the hoo!  Miguel Sano!  Right?  Or right-right?  Or right-right-right?  Here’s what Prospect Mike said, “Sano has elite power with the potential for 35-40 homers at the major league level.  He’s right there with fellow third base prospects Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo in that department.  Sano most likely won’t hit for a high average, but his fantasy owners won’t mind if he’s launching 30+ bombs.  I’d expect him to start the year in the upper minors with a mid or late season call-up a possibility.  I like him almost as much as I hate Grey.”  What’s with the hostility?  PM, of course, is right.  Sano has huge power upside.  He already has 13 homers in only 61 games in Double-A and Paul Molitor has said, “We’re calling him up soon, and how about that hitting streak of mine?  Huh?!”  Okay, not exact words, but close.  Buxton was already called up, and Sano is next.  Like my face after a sun shower, now is a beautiful time for a stash.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Josh Phegley – A father and son at an A’s game:  “Dad, is that Semien?”  “No, boy, that’s Phegley.”  “But I overheard you tell mom that Semien was the same as phlegm.”

Chris Parmelee – I’m on the fence with Parmelee.  I don’t mind him, but if you have good tomato sauce, you don’t need the cheese.  Reminder to self:  eat before writing posts.  Parmelee’s okay, but he has three homers and they all came in his first two games, and we’re almost two weeks from then.

Hector Olivera – Last week I promised a lede on Olivera, but then he hurt himself in Triple-A and Justin Turner’s got more hits than brother, Ike.  I do think Olivera will be up soon, but will likely need to wait another few weeks.

Adam LaRoche – I don’t love LaRoche, but he is owned in far too few leagues.  Yeah, let’s own a guy you don’t like.  Makes sense.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.  Shut don’t go up, and neither does LaRoche’s fantasy value apparently.  I hate you.

Logan Morrison – Is it me or does Logan Morrison seem like if he wasn’t a baseball player, he’d be a rodeo clown?  That actually goes for 95% of Caucasian baseball players.  Billy Butler is obviously a no go, never fit in the barrel.

Kennys Vargas – I’m still trying to get over that batty call I had on Monday with Vargas.  It was like a menage a Kennys in Vegas.

Luis Valbuena – Seems to me that ESPN ownership numbers have been wonky all year.  Like they’re all about 10% lower than reality.  Valbuena is at 40%, but he has 19 homers.  I mean who would drop him?  Well, besides J-FoH.  I can’t stop reading that!  It’s like a gift a wise man gave baby Jesus if one of the wise men gave the gift of schadenfreude.

Brett Lawrie – I can’t imagine there’s anything anyone could tell me to excite me about Lawrie, so I won’t try to do you any different.

Rougned Odor – Every time I write Odor, I subconsciously sniff.   Funny how the brian works.  Something looks wrong there.  Meh, moving on!

Derek Dietrich – When he first started playing this year, it was like he was on trucker speed.  Now his teeth are falling out, his tattoos are faded and has a bad tremor.  Or he’s simply just not quite as good as he once was, but ownable in deep leagues.

Justin Turner – Another example of “How is he not owned in more than 50% of ESPN leagues?”

Randal Grichuk – I’ve mentioned before how he hit 25 homers in Triple-A, but I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned his batting average.  It was .259 there, and he had a 22.9% strikeout percentage.  In the majors this year, it’s up to 30.1%.  In other words, Grichuk could hit 25 homers, but it’ll be with a .220 average.  In other other words, I have a funny way of making these buys sound enticing.  In other other other words, yay/boo.

Gerardo Parra – If anyone checks out my RCL team from time to time to see what I’m doing, you might notice I own a bunch of these guys.  Well, these last two, at least.  Honestly, if you don’t look at that link until Sunday, my team will likely change a lot and I might not own Parra or Grichuk anymore.  The point of all of this?  In shallow leagues, buys are great, but if there’s someone else to grab, I never hesitate to put a Parra back, rat-tat-tat-tat tat tat tat like that.

Marlon Byrd – Since Byrd was always Maya Angelou’s favorite ballplayer, I’d like to read a line from her final blog post, “Thanks to all the commenters, I’m only sorry I won’t get to see Jedd Gyorko fulfill his potential, Grey Albright says he’s going to be awesome.”

Carlos Beltran – Fun fact!  When I type a Zombino’s name, I outstretch my arms and drool black blood.

Wei-Yin Chen – Two things here, Chen should likely just be owned, and the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start.  Hmm, maybe that’s one thing in two parts.  Your brother warned me about your semantics!

Robbie Ray – Another Stream-o-Nator pick, which is like the Hitter-Tron, but with less metal nudity.

Jesse Chavez – Wish I was in a league where a guy with a 2.90 ERA in 83 2/3 IP was unowned.  Yes, I realize the irony of that since I dropped him in one league.  It’s like 10,000 spoons and all you need is a knife.  But you could just turn one spoon around and use the other end, can’t you?

Brad Ziegler – Owned in 42% of leagues?  Huh?  He’s the closer, that’s not a new development, guys and five girl readers.

Jason Motte – Or Rondon.  Or Soriano.  Or Strop.  Or New Era, when Maddon accidentally pulls the tag out of the closer hat.

Roberto Osuna – Could’ve also listed Steve Delabar here, and I kinda just did.  Until the Jays trade for someone, I’ll guess the saves break down 60/40 for Osuna and Delabar, so the Blue Jays closer is Robsteve Delabuna, who also sounds like a surfing champion.  It’s The Big Delabuna!

Will Smith – “You know, before there was a ‘Jigga what, Jigga who,’ there was Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It.”  That’s Will Smith boring his teammates in the pen.  Smith has been ownable all year, and could be getting saves with K-Rod is traded soon.  It does worry me slightly that Will Smith is a lefty, but isn’t everyone in Hollywood?

SELL

Jason Kipnis – Damn, first Cleveland’s northern shtel gets the insultingly named, Jamba Jews, and now Kipnis is a sell.  What’s next?  Stuffed derma inside pig’s intestine?!  I get no joy from telling you Kipnis is a sell.  When they insist on knowing my bliss, I don’t tell them this, your Kipnis is on my sell list.  Your Kipnis, your Kipnis is on my sell list.  Let’s look at what we know though (I’m a poet, snitches!), he has five homers, ten steals and a .354 average.  Ton of value coming from his average, not much from his power, and a bit of a positive on speed.  His average is way out of whack with his career and it’s being driven by a lucky BABIP.  His power and speed are actually right in line with what to expect, but 5 HRs, 10 SBs and a .270 average in the 2nd half of the season is a lot less desirable, and pretty much waiver wire fodder in most mixed leagues.  I’m not saying sell Kipnis for the opportunity to block the plate when Chris Christie is diving in, but I’d explore trades.

 
  1. Carnac says:
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    Singleton just got called up, so there’s that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, he’s already snatched up in my leagues…Cest la

      • Carnac says:
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        I don’t think he’s going to get regular at bats right off the… bat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carter’s been death so there’s a chance there

          • Carnac says:
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            Singleton or Kendrys?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Deep league, I’d go Kendrys…Shallow league, I’d gamble on Jon

              • Carnac says:
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                I’m going to play Two Girls, 1 Cup with Kendrys/Singleton and my Util spot! For just a couple days to see if Singleton’s playing time is sh*t.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good idea! And sexy!

              • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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                @Grey: how deep is deep? Not trying to be deep, but always a little unsure when wading in. Our player pool is pretty much dried up, and our rosters are saturated with 300 players.

                In this team we go ten leagues under the sea (er, ten teams), but have 30 man rosters. we start 12 on offense — 1B, 2B, 3B, IF, SS, RF, LF, CF, OF, Util, Util, C (The catcher goes first in the app, but last in my heart, and in this comment).

                Right now I’m rostering these guys (it’s a keeper league and I’m in compete now mode, as will be clear when I reveal the roster)

                C — Santana (thank you, Yahoo, though he hasn’t been that great)
                1B — Hosmer
                2B — Rendon
                3B — Miggy (thank you, Yahoo!)
                SS — Desmond (come on, guys, ask about dropping him!)
                IF — Moustakas
                RF — Springer
                LF — Gardner (the Constant)
                CF — McCutchen
                OF — Gomez
                Util — Pederson
                Util – Avisail/Morales
                DL — Freeman

                I also own Iglesias right now, and am using him to try to win SBs this week with Morales and Moustakas on the bench (way ahead in HR, R, RBI, OBP and SLG)

                do I

                1. Ignore Singleton and hold the more reliable guys since I need the ABs while Freeman is on the DL and Gomez is still a bit iffy

                2. Drop Iglesias right now and hope the other guys can carry me to SBs. even with that crew, I don’t have a single SB yet this week, which is unusual, but H2H leagues are so flaky.

                3. drop Morales/Avisail — I’m shopping both and hoping I can get some interest in Avisail since he seems like a keepable option (round 25) for folks.

                4. Hope nobody adds Singleton then drop Iglesias on Monday and add him then.

                5. drop some SP like Lorenzen, meaning I’d have yet another bench bat while I shop them or see how Singleton’s PT plays out. I’m already thinking about dropping Lorenzen for Estrada’s two-start week.

                thanks!

                • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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                  @F.K.A. Ralph: well, Rendon to the DL, so nevermind.

                • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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                  @F.K.A. Ralph: So in light of Rendon to the DL, I’m putting in claims dropping Iglesias, prioritizing Lawrie, then Forsythe, then Espinosa. you like that order? Espinosa has been hot and will get every day ABs for sure without Rendon in there.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Works for me

    • Carnac says:
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      Also, I take umbrage with that rodeo clown classification thing. No way you can look at Archie Bradley’s player photo and think rodeo clown.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

      • Carnac says:
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        Sorry, just looked at Bradley’s photo. I actually see more rodeo clown than pitcher/athlete/anything.

    • Scott says:
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      @Carnac: Love his movies!

  2. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Better stash – Sano or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  3. Andrew says:
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    KInsler and Hammel for Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler side, it’s fairish

      • Not Mike says:
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        @Grey: funny thing, I’m the one who offered the trade to Andrew. Same league ha. Great write up today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  4. Clint says:
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    I’m still trying to understand why Olivera isn’t listed in Yahoo. Either my dyslexias’s takeover or every time I try finding him it claims he can’t be found in their player database for some reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think he was signed yet when they opened for business

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Clint: he’s not there. I was looking this morning for someone else to stash in my N/A after Matz is getting the call.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Clint: dude yahoo’s just assed up, Mike’s top 50 guys, 5 of them aren’t in there, they weren’t there preseason either, and some of them, like mazara might even come up this year. Start looking through the 30 top 10’s of Mike’s and it gets ridiculous. The person(s) in charge of this are simply not paid well or some other inefficiency.

      • Clint says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey:
        And speaking of prospects to buy, looks like Aaron Judge is heating up already at Triple A. How long before PM & Grey give us the go ahead to drool? Although, I have heard him compared to Richie Sexson and being a Brewer fan, that replaces my drools w/shudders.

  5. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    tried to waiver thor in 16 teamer with QS, K/BB and K per 9, but no go. drop wisler for which/any of ray/montgomery/gravemen/rubby (2 in a row eh)/hellickson/gibson/wada/estrada? 1550 roto innings and i’m about in line already, so don’t have to grab best daily stream in ray today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  6. Eric B says:
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    Singleton is still available in my league. Worth a grab or wait on Olivera(who is still available)?Added Sano yesterday. I have Jace, Andrus and Semien would you drop one for Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton over Jace, but different things

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Im scared to drop Jace, I really thought you’d say drop Andrus, as you can see Im really struggling at SS lol. Here’s my roster, would you add Singleton to it?

        5×5 HTH OBP
        Bats
        C McCann
        1B Freeman(DL no room)
        2B Kipnis
        3B Santana
        SS J. Peterson
        OF Stanton
        OF Calhoun
        OF Springer
        OF Betts
        Util Pollock
        Util 2B/SS/3B Semien
        Util Avisail Garcia
        Bench 1B/C Y.Grandal
        Bench Sano
        DL Soler

        Staff
        P Kluber
        P Chavez
        P Cole
        P Salazar
        P T. Walker
        SP Velasquez
        SP Bauer
        RP Chapman
        RP Britton
        Bench RP Perkins
        Bench RP Melancon
        DLVentura
        DL Odorizzi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then drop Andrus, same diff

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: Ha, how sad is that? Just cant get right at SS this year.

            • Eric B says:
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              @Eric B: Speaking of SS eligible players, any chance D.Santana will be any better now that he got called back up?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Worth a shot

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know

  7. What level sp would you ask for Jason kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 10

  8. Dave says:
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    When do you think we see C Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      August/Sept

  9. chisoxx22 says:
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    Kipnis/archer for stanton/mccullers. 5×5 roto. I was in first until my bats lost power now last in hrs but still in 2nd somehow. Which side and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, it’s fair

  10. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn, Kipnis is the 1st Sell I’ve had all year. I have Wong, too, which makes Kipnis expendable (yes I do have room to play both with 1 IF slot and 2 UTIL slots). I could use an OF for him, what tier should I be targeting?

    Marte?
    JD Mart?
    Yo-Anus?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, JD, Yoenis

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: got an offer out for Marte first. Then may move on to JD.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  11. MB says:
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    Vargas over singleton then huh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  12. Double H says:
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    Grey, great writeup. I’ve been offered the following, which just happens to coincide with your Kipnis sell – 15 team roto:

    I give Kipnis/Wacha/Rios/Colon and get Stanton/Kendrick/Fiers/Ellsbury

    No brainer for me right?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Stanton side

  13. B to the K says:
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    12 team, H2H w/ OPS.

    I’d get Moss, he’d get Desmond. My SS would be Justin Turner if I trade Desmond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  14. Random Dude says:
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    In a vacuum with no needs… Would you rather stash Iwakuma or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  15. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Great Buy column as usual boss. Always appreciate the shout outs. Sorry for all the mean things I say about you.

    Have a great weekend…headed to the Jersey Shore, woo-hoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where on the Shore?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Cape May

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Have a good one!

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Clap on, clap off

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha, dang man…that’s hot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you looking at a picture of Maikel?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… He’s the king of the selfie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think you can marry him now, but I’m not totally clear on the law

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                flash forward seven years

                what happened to us Maikel? You used to drive in five runs a night. Now I’m lucky if you drive in one a week. And forget about going the other way anymore…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My swing is long, like you once longed for me. Call me back, Mike, let’s talk.

  16. Clay says:
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    Thoughts on Rendon’s DL news? I was very very close to striking a deal to acquire him last night and am now a bit more hesitant…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him now

  17. JoeG says:
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    Add Rendon to the list :(

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      I hope Harper is still breathing

  18. jake says:
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    Sandoval or Headley ROS?

    Thanks brah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

    • jake says:
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      @jake: or Sano?

  19. Zeus says:
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    Pick up Singleton and drop Napoli or Guerrero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: you love those surgically reconstructed fun bags

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t get enough

  20. Scott says:
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    Which of these is droppable for Will Smith:
    Romo
    Jepsen
    Cishek

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Scott: Cishek

      • Scott says:
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        @Wilsonian: Gettin’ jiggy wit’ it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: The Fresh Prince of Harambee!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  21. matt says:
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    sano or corey seager…..roto 5 by 5 league 22 team both cheap for next year and assuming Seager doesn’t get called up til sept he could be kept for 2 years by not activating him til next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  22. WalleyWorld says:
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    which side in a dynasty? team isn’t winning this year…

    Zimmermann, Kazmir, and Bundy
    or
    McCullers and Stroman

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  23. scotty the captain says:
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    grey- my guy- i need outfield help. i have a trade on the table and id be getting yelich. is he someone to invest in or should i go in another direction??? 5×5 14 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Yelich

      • scotty the captain says:
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        @Grey: good enough for me- wish me luck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  24. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    a famous bullpen only website noticed what i did last night, that scrib’s was taken over by both pom and mujica in 7th and 8th, they now have moved scrib’s out of top 3 RP in OAK town’s system. This site is good, and the same way i don’t tell people about you i won’t go into detail about them, but i’m sure Smokey knows about them (actually since they are out of NY, i thought it could’ve even been him on his own, except they have different depth charts sometimes). They also have a free shirt, it’s cool. So this is the start of the great scrib’s castoff. answer could be a name listed or a hold for now type deal. Each league here has holds of course.
    1. 14 team redraft with BB’s but no ERA. options: lowe/kahnle/loup/dunn/scrabble/putnam/shaw/jeffress
    2. 16 team with K/BB, K per 9, OBPA, net saves and holds, along with saves and holds separately. options: kahnle/loup/parnell/fields/sipp/fien/jeffress/yimi
    3. 20 team. options:scrabble/strickland/dunn/loup/roe/petricka/jeffress
    4. 20 team dynasty with K/9. drop caminero/lowe/kela for pomeranz? (this seems lateral and maybe stupid upsidewise, but if scrib’s is out, i can’t believe mujica actually gets 8th inning, leaving pom with it). In this league it’s ALL about future, since i WILL win this league, still up by like 28 roto pts, it’s never been under 20 since like day 15 or so. and we have enough categories that i have mid 300’s in total pts.
    5. 20 team redraft. drop scrib’s for any of caminero/putnam/pom/lowe/jeffress?
    6. 20 team dynasty with K/9. options: lowe/pom/putnam/loup/kahnle/fien/delabar/jeffress.

    whew, that covers em, i really stashed up scribs a while back when nobody in OAK bullpen was useful at all, pretty much whenever i had a bullpen injury or demotion. mujica is also probably available in all these leagues (or at least close) but based on last months of his shtick i ain’t buying yet.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Zeus: it’s simple, Grey says for holds and ratios and outside shot at saves order is parnell>pom>jeffress>kela. thanks. i’m gonna try Smokey too but i wanted to get fairly quick answer just in case i’m not the only one noticing bullpens (solipsism is never the assumption in leagues, even if it’s true, concerning relative bullpen knowledge (or other evaluations), a la inverse Descartes skeptic argumentation)

  25. VamosALaPetco says:
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    In a keeper league, who’s a better stash as a Carter owner? Singleton (likely to steal some ABs) or Sano (TBD but eventual path to the majors?) I’d be using a lone bench spot, so the player wouldn’t be eating into an active roster spot. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  26. JoeG says:
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    Need a 2b. Only Johnny Giavotella, O. Infante free agents . I could deal J.Butler for N.Walker.
    Whata think ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        What about Matt Duffy for J. Butler ? Lost Rendon.
        I have Byrd and Soler coming back in a week ( I hope ).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

          • JoeG says:
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            @Grey:
            So, you like Duffy more than Walker , correct ?
            Thanks .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t like either, but Duffy

              • JoeG414 says:
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                @Grey:
                Is Danny Espinosa better than Duffy.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d go with him, yeah…There is no better here

                  • JoeG414 says:
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                    @Grey:
                    One last one : I don’t know if I can get him , but what about Panik ?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s the best of who you’ve mentioned

  27. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Sign…right when Rendon was making me feel better about stashing him all season (ugh, declined a Braun/Kipnis trade for him early season when both were slumping…for a 4 day span)

    I’ve already got Soler and Iwakuma on the DL, would you drop either to stash Rendon in the immediate (today) future…OR…would you stash all 3 by dropping any of these SP’s: Strasburg, Arrietta, Chavez, Heston, Phil Hughes, Drew Hutchinson, Mike Fiers, Stephen Matz.

    Many thanks for your words of wisdom, I’m in 1st place in 3 leagues and depending how I handle Rendon I hope to win them all.

    Daiquiri,s Cougars, and Positive Vibes to you brothah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Hutch… Thanks!

  28. Tony Mags says:
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    Better stash…Olivera, Sano or Seager?

    • Tony Mags says:
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      @Tony Mags: Deep League – Redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  29. depppet says:
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    Chris Davis for Danny Salazar…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, it’s fair

  30. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What do you think of Kipnis and Bauer for Greinke? Guy with Greinke has Walker at 2B so Kipnis woud be an upgrade for sure. With the move I could:

    a. slide Rendon from 3B to 2B;
    b. move Crush to 3B;
    c. move Abreu from the bench into the U;
    d. and finally pick up whatever good arm is available off waivers.

    So, in essence, it would be like Bauer and Kipnis for Greinke + another arm.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Cancel the trade. Rendon to the DL, my life is over! Going skydiving with the parachute!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Greinke

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Me too, but it’s a moot point now. Dropped Crush in one league to pick up Travis. Otherwise, had Wong in another league on the bench and in the third league where I have Rendon have Kipnis at 2B, moved Crush to 3B and Abreu to the U (If you’re wondering, AuShizz is my 1B in that league). Hopefully the DL move is a minimum stay, returning on 8 July.

        Btw, meant without a parachute in the above post. This is how distraught I am, I can’t even write my own suicide note properly!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  31. Robert says:
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    Sano or Panda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panda

  32. Jake Taylor says:
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    Yo G

    Keeper league and can only keep 4 each year

    when will Seager become a keeper SS? This year, next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next year maybe

  33. The Great Knoche says:
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    Singleton hitting .280 w/ 17 HRs sofara, grated its a Fresno in PCL, but the encouraging thing is K% is down under 22.5%, if he can transiton that he will be just fine.

    Also Did Rendon have dinner with Hanley last night? Maybe Tulo called to welcome him back finally?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I meant seriously on Rendon, btw

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I know, I was serious about Singleton too. He’s ready. At minimum gets heavy end of platoon if not everyday ABs.

        Hello Anthony? It’s Mark calling……Mark Prior.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, I thought this was Marc Anthony calling

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: The guy that makes Mike’s Lemonade? Sweet now it’s a DL Party!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let’s get it going!

  34. The Great Knoche says:
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    Sorry I cant type apparently.

  35. Mr Baseball says:
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    JON SINGLETON or JON SINGLETON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Mr Baseball says:
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      Didn’t Jon Singleton collects 25 RBI in one game with Triple-A …

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Probably

  36. Wild Thing says:
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    Better in dynasty…. Hosmer or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey:

        Well that is a relief because I made this trade today and then saw he got called up an hour later… Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. Dan says:
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    Just put Rendon back on the DL, fun. I’m plugging in LeMahieu at 2B, and have an open bench spot now. Would you recommend adding Eaton (I alternate between Souza and Burns for my 3rd OF spot), or stashing Sano now?

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  38. Vindicator says:
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    Should I drop Desmond for singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Vindicator: Thanks for asking!

  39. scotty the captain says:
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    one more for ya grey— its keeper trade time. i trade buxton for alex gordon. i have outfield issues and i wanna get that injury prone schmuck off my team. buxton is a decent keeper in our league and gordon is not keepable. im figuring there arent many other options to trade him for. i just checked out gordons stats. he stinks too. good buy low???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  40. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    is sano a must add in 10 team roto if you need bombs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can stash him until he arrives

  41. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    10 team redraft league….g polanco or eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  42. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Rendon what the hell!

    I should name my team Rending you useless .. Or rather Rendon you useless

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  43. sniff test says:
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    singleton over kennys or bofarts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

    • stumanji says:
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      @sniff test: lol @ bofarts.

  44. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    ozuna or adam eaton ros please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  45. stumanji says:
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    Out of it this year: Rendon a buy as a keeper? Leaguemate started negotiations at Kipnis & Billy Hamilton for Rendon. Way too much IMO, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much unless your two aren’t keepers

  46. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    With Rendon back on the DL pick up Holt, Odor, Peterson or Villabuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  47. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Your suggestions have worked for me all season, so I will look to trade Kipnis. I need a 2B in exchange, so I’m hoping you have suggestions for a 2B you think will be elite in the 2nd half of the season. Dozier? Altuve? LeMahieu? Kipnis will likely have enough value for a straight-up trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve a decent buy low

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey. We had the same one in mind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Chucky says:
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    Hate to say I told you so….not really, love rubbing it in….now now, your mind’s in the gutter. Anyway….looks like I called the Rendon situation spot on. I said he reminded me of Reyes a few years back. Reyes was always “coming back” next week, and when he finally did make an appearance in like July, he played a handful of games, stole a few bases too, then went back out, never to be heard from again. Circa your 2015 Anthony Rendon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Chucky: That’s not what circa means. Everyone loves a comment pedant, right, guys?!

  49. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    My Rodon for his Kazmir? I only care about this year. Have a great weekend!

  50. Five-On-One says:
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    Until Smokey’s next column, can you rank these for me? Parnell, Smith, McGee. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee, Parnell

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Five-On-One: didn’t have to wait long on this one.

  51. Jaymz says:
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    Man, I was curious who you’d decide to list on this week’s Buy. Nice job churning out something!

    Do you think it’s worth holding Heaney (until he’s NA-eligible again so that I can stash him to create a roster spot), or dropping him to grab a hot schmotatoe? I sorely need more hitting stats – 10-team mixed dynasty league.

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  52. Vaxxen says:
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    Do I drop Soria for one of the following :

    Ziegler, C. Smith, Clippard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Vaxxen says:
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        @Grey:

        Even if in the past 30 days Soria has a 6.48ERA, 1.44WHIP and all of 2 saves?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In how many innings? 8?

          • Vaxxen says:
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            @Grey:
            Yup, he’s also allowed 4HRs over that span.

            • Vaxxen says:
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              @Vaxxen:

              Well 4HRs in 4 of the past 5 outings

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just a rough patch

  53. The Great Knoche says:
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    What is up with sciosiapath? 2nd time this week he is leading off Efran Navarro. Who? Yes that Efren Navarro with 2 career SB in 7 attempts and 0 Career HR with a .311 OBP.

    Where is CJ Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sciosciapath is such a joke

  54. Chris P. says:
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    Drop Duda for Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  55. Mike says:
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    I think you really should stop using ESPN and Yahoo as ownership barometers . Most of those teams are abandoned by now. CBS costs more money, the owners tend to stick around longer and playing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t use Yahoo

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Mike: espn is usage since that’s what RCL’s are in.

  56. TBone says:
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    In a keeper where you can hold for 3 years.
    Have Thor late and can keep him 3 years.

    I’ve been offered deals by two different teams for him:
    Stras and Fielder for Thor and Belt
    Kluber for Thor and Crawford
    Thor is only one of keeper value.

    Do either? Which?
    Worth subbing in Gray (1yr left)?
    I’m a contender this year and should be next as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stras

  57. booya says:
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    Polanco or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  58. Natty Boh says:
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    Have you ever confirmed in fact that there are 5 girl readers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every year or so a girl pops up in the comments and says, hey, Grey, you have one more girl reader and I tack her on, for I know, we lose a girl reader every time we get a new one and we have 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s very scientific

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I know 1 that you have but she doesn’t comment. I got her into fantasy baseball and she is in my friends league and you have helped her quite a bit.Of course she is the only one in my leagues that i’ve told about you guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know about one too…I think five is being conservative, there might be 6!

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: If it’s a yahoo league you are talking about it’s probably Suz, she’s in a million leagues.

  59. ERad says:
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    Trumbo (what happened?) or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, hopefully he comes around

  60. nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday Grey

    No wife and kids for the weekend…..

    Dump VMart for Singleton? OBP league that counts strikeouts but I am getting concerned about my HR production…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Party time! I’d want VMart

  61. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    sano vs kennys ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  62. MaybeNextYear says:
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    An amusing read as always, but I got to the end and realized that you made me want to add exactly none of the guys listed (who weren’t already long gone in my league). Hope you never find yourself having to sell used cars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • MaybeNextYear says:
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        @Grey: Now that I’ve insulted you, I think I’ll ask for your input on a potential trade. My opponent has offered his Matt Carpenter for my Michael Brantley. I could use the 3B, but not sure that Brantley = Carpenter. So I’m thinking about countering with Brantley/Eduardo Rodriguez for Carpenter/Strasburg. Any thoughts, good sir?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Carp/Stras

          • MaybeNextYear says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! I’ll see if he goes for it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

            • The Harrow says:
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              @MaybeNextYear: not to poo poo on your good luck if in fact you can somehow get that one done, but anybody that thinks carpenter is close to brantley isn’t gonna do that deal.

  63. The Great Knoche says:
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    SON has a -$3.4 on Bettis tonight at SF vs Hudson.

    Anybody crazy folk rolling him out tonight besides me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  64. The JoGarza says:
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    So how close are we to clicking the drop button on Kole Calhoun? 12-team OBP league.

    His last HR (and RBI) came 12 days ago, and he’s only scored one run since.

    Am I inflating his value too much because of what he was *supposed* to be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see moving on, but would likely hold, depends on options

  65. OnSight says:
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    Kipnis is leading the league is 2B (24) and 4th in triples (4). Some of those balls will start leaving the park with more frequency. Although the HR total is not high, his SLG certainly is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @OnSight: play in OPS/OBP or just OBP with total bases, dude is a machine, Grey’s right though that his value in 5X5 probably won’t be all that much compared to now.

  66. Groovy says:
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    J D or beltre?

    Braun or Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD…Donaldson

      • Groovy says:
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        @Grey: Kinsler for beltre to play travis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  67. nick the dick says:
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    I love Boom Shake the Room and don’t care who knows it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s my jammy jam

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: The softer side of cynical…your rap this morning was MY jammy jam. I almost hopped in the cypher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shizz was on point this morning, I nearly went into a studio to record it

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Shades of the greats. Big G, the god MC! Even Dylan said that shizz B-HotFire.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              B-Fire drops rhymes like Dylan drops mumbles

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Their skill is miniscule, over an instrumental they harder to understand than Lennox Lewis talking in an interview

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mushmouth is more eloquent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped a rap this morning too, damn, NtD

  68. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who would u grab right now, Sano,Seager or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Seems like it’s time for a Frazier theme’d topic – dude is going to obliterate his totals from last year, and many were skeptical he’d even repeat his 29 bombs. The other pundits suggested he’d be lucky to top .265, and he’s hitting in the .290s

    And he’s still swiping bags.

    I admit he was my emergency 3B in the 5th when I missed Donaldson & Arenado, but man has he been a savior for my team so far.

    I don’t think he’s gotten a headline here – is it just that Rudy’s struggling to come up with one that doesn’t involve Kelsey Grammer?
    :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, it’s hard to do a lede/headline about a guy that everyone owns and is just doing well…Be like doing on for Trout… I tend to do ones about guys that have value changes…Though if Frazier hits two or three homers in one game and it’s a slow day it could happen

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        More than you could ever want to know

      • @Grey:

        lol – fair enough.

        Looking at the FA list I am amazed by what I saw in the player I shall dub, “mini-mini Donkey”, Louis Valbuena.

        Is this really gonna smash 40 HRs and hit under .200?

        That’s amazing. 19 before the AS break, batting .197

        I can’t remember the last time a player with 19 HR by June was on the FA list, much less one with middle infedel eligibility. Crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… I wonder if that has ever happened… Jose Hernandez comes to mind, but never by the ASB

  70. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey, I never said thanks for the advice earlier today telling me to pick up Forsythe to replace stupid Rendon! SO thanks!

    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)

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Forsythe
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, Springer
    (1) UT: JD Martinez
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: Rendon

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

    Just hasn’t been a good week man! Down by 61 still in my matchup against a 5-6 team…. I’m so upset because I wasn’t able to activate Lynn in time yesterday before the first game started around 1… I was waiting in line at Six Flags without my phone when I realized the games started and he was made eligible to return like 10 minutes before that. So if I lose this matchup by less 21 points I’m gonna freak! Worst part of the day had to be when we had our big stuffed Elephant prize stolen though…

    Thanks for listening to my rant but now I have another issue with my staff as I’m patiently and strategically waiting for the games to start so I can drop T. Walker and pickup Matz once the games lock but get his start in tonight before doing so…

    1. We decided Walker was the most expendable a few nights ago so you still starting Walker tonight @LAA (0.1)?

    2. My plan is to pickup Matz right at 7:05pm but after that I don’t know who the odd man out will be to keep streaming! I updated the next couple starts for these guys and I’m struggling with who is most expendable and worth losing to waivers:

    Fiers: 6/28 vs. MIN (23.3), 7/3 @CIN (17.1)
    Wood: 6/28 @PIT (-7.1), 7/4 vs. PHI (24.1)
    Chavez: 6/28 vs. KC (11.3), 7/3 vs. SEA (11.0)
    McCullers: 6/29 vs. KC (3.2), 7/5 @BOS (-11.4)
    Ross: 7/2 @STL (3.6)
    Syndergaard: 7/3 @LAN (3.9)
    Walker: 7/2 @OAK (-2.1)

    3. Assuming I free up a streaming spot who are the best streamers for the weekend?

    6/27
    Cashner vs. ARI (19.8)
    Hellickson @ SD (8.0)
    Morton vs ATL (3.5)

    6/28
    C. Anderson @SD (13.2)
    Hutchinson vs. TEX (10.2)
    McHugh vs. NYA (8.0)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: BONUS QUESTION: Which 2 of my SP should I package in a 2 for 1 trade to maybe consolidate my staff? And what SP should I go after?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wood, Lynn for Greinke-ish

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: Ha not sure the Greinke owner will trade me after I burned him earlier in this season by trading away T. Wood and Bauer for Kluber during Kluber’s rough patch but I’ll try!

          One owner also has Kershaw and Price so think Wood and Lynn is a fair enough offer for either of those guys? That owner also has Salazar so would he be cheaper?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Try it for Price…Lynn’s as good as Salazar, so no trade there

            • ebudz says:
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              @Grey: It won’t let me reply anymore in our comments below but yes the Pax 2 vape is what I wanna get next because we love to SMOKE IT as some would say!

              Back to baseball for a minute though… I’m now a Matz owner!

              I might wait and see how Ross does tonight then maybe try packaging him with Lynn instead of Wood? I’d like to get some value out of Ross before just dropping him for a streamer ya know? And after his last complete game performance and maybe a good start tonight it might be good to sell high … heheh

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I vape too! But juice, not ganja… Yeah, can package Ross, that works too…Agreed before dropping him

                • ebudz says:
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                  @Grey: Great news Grey! I’ve come back in my matchup and we’re now tied with two days left! I wasn’t able to pull off a trade yet and while waiting for a response, my opponent picked up Cash and some other bums and has 3 SPs going against me today:

                  Cashner vs. ARI (19.5)
                  Lorenzen @NYN (-10.8)
                  Gallardo @TOR (-15.8)

                  Damn Walker has made me regret dropping him already after last night’s outing… and now after Ross’s performance last night I’m really having a tough time dropping him for a streamer today…

                  I’d be looking at Hellickson @SD (7.5) or Morton vs ATL (3.5) for today otherwise I have no pitchers starting today…

                  Tomorrow I’m looking at starting:

                  Fiers vs. MIN (22.7)
                  Matz vs. CIN (15.9)
                  Chavez vs. KC (11.3)
                  Wood @PIT (-7.1)

                  Are they all starts? (even Wood?)

                  He will be starting C-Mart vs. ChC (?) and Jimenez vs. CLE (-4.5) tomorrow and most likely will try streaming one of the following unless I snag Anderson or McHugh first:

                  C. Anderson @SD (13.2)
                  Hutchinson vs. TEX (10.2)
                  McHugh vs. NYA (8.0)

                  Basically what I need is you to tell me it’s okay to drop Ross still or should I drop A. Wood if he’s not startable tomorrow anyway? Or drop both to pick up some of the remaining streamers today like Hellickson and/or Morton? Or grab just Anderson and/or McHugh for tomorrow?

                  Sorry for the length but thanks in advance for your great guidance!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    They’re all starts tomorrow… Forget today… Grab Anderson, drop Ross

                    • ebudz says:
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                      @Grey: Gallardo would shut down my Blue Jays …. Gah !

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Dammit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What kind of ugly person steals a stuffed animal? 1. Start 2. Lose Walker, Ross next 3. Cash, Anderson, McHugh…I don’t trust Cash fully

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Tell me about it! The girlfriend thought it was the cutest thing too … the poor guy fell out my backpack as we were running to the car in the rain! So maybe another hungry stuffed animal lion or tiger snatched him up… or some filthy kid because he was gone by the time I ran back for him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, you just took her to France, she doesn’t need a stuffed animal, prolly for the best

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: I took her to France? We were at Six Flags New England… in Massachusetts. Ha oddly enough she loves Paris but I’ve yet to travel outside the US so your comment really confused me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, confused you with commenter, erad, similar names…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But take her to Paris, tell her Grey insists

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Bahaha trust me she insists we go too! Working on it my friend…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, tell her when you win your fantasy championship

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Damn I gotta enter into some bigger money leagues for that! I was honestly planning on using my winnings for the new Pax! Does that make me a bad boyfriend?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What’s a Pax? Vaporizer?

  71. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    12 team league already with a.miller/walden/pence in 3 DL spots. only keep 1 BN bat, it’s buxton. drop for any of these (OPS, net steals), eaton/lomo/e.rosario/colby/coghlan/his name is paulsen/paredes/dietrich/snider. 56 moves left on year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: cousin sweaty here then. what was the great name you gave panda the other day, it was similar to this, something like sweatsock or somesuch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cousin Sweatpants?

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: it just might have been cousin sweatpants

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: nah, i checked that one, it was something like that.

  72. Mark says:
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    I’ve been waiting on dropping Neil Walker thinking he will be at least a solid option at second. Do any off these guys look better to you for rest of season – Holt, Valbuena or Peterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  73. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I drafted Rendon, Traded Rusney for Murphy, Traded Souza for Pedroia , Got Rendon back. I just got Walker if you are wondering who is the next second baseman who going down next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  74. Mikey says:
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    Start 2
    Bruce vs Thor
    Leonys vs buerhle
    Ozuna and yelich vs Brett anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, Yelich

  75. Mark says:
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    Hey Grey, because of your continuing love for Leonys Martin, I picked him up last week. Since then he has gone 2 for 20. Do you still have faith or have you cooled on Martin? Would you rather have him over guys like Calhoun or Cain? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Cain

  76. jaw says:
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    drop alexei in a 12 team 5×5 h2h keeper with CI/MI. can slide brock into MI and grab one of grandy, melky, gose, parra, paulsen, parmalee, lomo, vargas, byrd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Byrd

  77. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    One more for you… Syndergaard or McCullers in dynasty? Thanks!

  78. Wild Thing says:
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    Oh and I will be contributing to the daiquiri fund! Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey: wait which one in dynasty do you prefer? McCullers or Syndergaard? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Noah, but close

  79. chisoxx22 says:
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    Trying to get Bryant you think Archer is too much for him? 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  80. Youth movement says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty 7×7 (holds, ip, hits, obp) with 30 man rosters. Currently rostering zobrist and owings for ss. Rest of team is pretty solid. Been offered segura and Delabar (have Cecil and Osuna) for Guerrero and nova (my sp9). What say you? I was trying to include owings in the deal, but he didn’t want him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  81. MarvPesos

    john says:
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    Grey,
    Got a pretty redick trade offer, can you pick/comment on a winner from:

    Team1 – G. Richards (SP), C.Bucholz(SP), J. Bautista(1B,CF,RF), Y.Cespedes(LF), Chris Davis(1B/3B)
    Team2 – M.Bumgarner(SP), A. Wood(SP/RP), N. Syndergaard(SP), K. Seager(3B), A.Gordon(LF)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like trading for so many players at once… I’d take Team 1

  82. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    similar to above’s multiple bullpen ?’s, but in this 20 teamer dynasty with relief wins, relief appearances,holds, and K/9 , the owners are somewhat smarter, and make many more moves (not quite RCL level, but probably closest of my leagues). i have fien, and recently added kahnle (like scribner months ago seems to be only bright spot in RP over last weeks (really all year except axford/betancourt nobody has been any good on COL), as he seems to maybe be getting the 8th inning, they tried b.logan one more time yesterday after going kahnle 2 days back, and logan sucked yet again. Now that MIN has a WHOLE 2nd RP with a K rate other than perkins in meyer it’s probably only a matter of time that fien gets bounced, just after he may have moved ahead of two guys who make fien’s K rate look like kenley’s in AAron and boyer.

    Stick with Fien/Kahnle or go to any of Loup/Scheppers (TEX really wants to put pretty much anybody over Kela for the 8th inning lately, but Schleppers’ K rate has been better)/petricka/sipp (gotta be helped by qualls being out)/ollie P/liberatore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scheppers over Kahnle

  83. JoeG414 says:
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    Can’t get Panik So, I would get Duffy for Joey Butler. Rendon out for at least 3 weeks and I should be getting back Soler soon. Whata think ? 6×6 daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  84. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, 12 team H2H pts (non-keeper). Which 2 to roster for these week (2 starts), and which of those for ROS, Montgomery, Rodriguez, R. De La Rosa
    Also, Rodon os on waivers, worth losing my 2nd place position for?
    Thanks for your time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery…Sure on Rodon

  85. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ten Minutes in already a double BombVoyage

    Dropped Eaton and Granderson for Ozuna and Ortiz in shallow league today based on matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, effin Eaton… Sky beat me to him

  86. SamYo says:
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    I’m targeting Billy Hamilton for my OF. I have Hughes, Bauer, and Salazar .. who would you trade for a one for one swap with Hamilton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes, Bauer

  87. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    not gonna lie, i didn’t feel that E5 grand dad coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  88. Derrick says:
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    Thank you Edwin. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  89. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s now (won’t include morton or locke), 5 in a row bad starts for liriano/cole/burnett consecutively. i have all three in a dynasty where i am (at least was) best pitching team in league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: obv liriano calmed down and got tons of groundballs, but it was ugly whipping early on and little K’s (weird for him in that last sense)

  90. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi again, your response was so quick I had to ask another one ;) Who would you drop for this season only H2H, Rodon, Montgomery, or Latos?
    Thanks again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery

  91. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    espinosa appears to be finding out a way to make sure he could even go back to the last 2 year’s batting value and still get playing time. good for him. voodoo mustache he might have, say i.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: that thing better have some sort of dungeons and dragons type powers as much food as must get caught in it.

  92. tentyme says:
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    Evening Grey !! In a 12 team H2H weekly points al/nl would you drop wisler for , robbie ray, J. Chavez, trever May or hold? Thx for your response.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  93. Anthony says:
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    PLEASE HELP! I’m a big Arenado guy and have been offered this for him…

    Give Arenado, Brantley, and Eduardo Rodriguez

    Get Springer or Adam Jones, Moustakas, and Shields

    This is a long term league (in it’s 6th year already) that is 12 teams, H2H most categories..14 keepers, so please tell me i’m not getting snubbed for one of my favorites! Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  94. stumanji says:
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    Travis or Valbuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, G. Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  95. spm7189 says:
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    Just finished up some trade negotiations in my 12-teamer 6×6 h2h league (H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB for hitters and W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP and QS for pitchers). The finalized deal is my Duda, Souza and Cueto for his Joey Bats and Jimmy Nelson. My team will then look like:
    C – Ramos
    1B – Bats
    2B – Panik
    3B – Donaldson
    SS – Correa
    MI – Segura
    CI – Morales
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Pollock
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Eaton
    UTIL – LaRoche
    Bench – Y. Escobar
    DL – Soler

    SP – Sale
    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Arrieta
    SP – A. Wood
    SP – C. Mart
    RP – Chapman
    RP – K-Rod
    P – C. Allen
    P – Boxberger
    BN – Nelson
    BN – T Walker
    BN – McCullers

    Do we like this trade for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great

  96. Great White North says:
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    You told me to drop Carter over a month ago. Today, I finally listened.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  97. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    rank grichuk, eaton, lomo ros plz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Grichuk

  98. Jack says:
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    Adam Jones and Lance Lynn for Joey Bats or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like better ROS between harvey and keuchel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, Harvey

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: WOW, it’s come to that with the lesser racist version of that name (due only to pronounciations on TV, nobody would’ve thought to say his name like that without proding) for one of god’s chosen tribe in MLB. he’s now on par with f’ing harvey. speach (yep) less is me nower. moter skells lossn blubbbb….

  100. Jon says:
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    Ubaldo over Chase Anderson, May, Rubby, or Graveman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

  101. Jon says:
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    Heyward for Carrasco – who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  102. Jon says:
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    Any SP out there to buy low on? I’m in desperate need of some more starters and my waivers are bare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco?

  103. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    sweet god, i own may, but started him nowhere, whew.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Jon: i have an opp in my bigger money league who did too, and i actually feel too bad about it to goad him about “how i own him too, but i won’t go into whether or not i started him anywhere”, even though this is exactly the kind of thing we usually do with each other. too gross. more interesting if your name is spelled “john” on your state ID.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: i meant if you name is really spelled john you might be the guy i was talking about in my league above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, yikes

  104. Random Collmenter says:
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    OSUNA get save. OSUNA better than Delabar. OSUNA call his team the BJs and make teammates laugh begrudgingly in clubhouse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  105. Teddy Heater says:
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    Dear BFF, Thankfully my offense is on point tonight cause May was trying to do his best Melissa McCarthy impression by skipping the duvet and going straight to the bathroom sink! …………

    Real quick….. The Supreme Court FINALLY voted in favor of Gay Marriage (I lived in Weho and Belmont Shores, the nice part of Long Beach and very similar to Weho for many years) Long story short, there was a story about Sean Conroy and how he’s the first active baseball player to come out and boy did announce he announce his presence with authority!!! (9 shut out innings with 11k’s!) Big props to him! My long drawn out point is that while reading that story I found out that Billy Bean had came out and said he was gay, big props to him too! When I saw Billy Bean I immediately thought of Moneyball and I was like, “how didn’t they address that in the movie?!?!?!”……..In flurry that would challenge a Tor-Areando I went to google thinking I just unearthed the biggest secret in baseball! This was a Jack Ass LOL moment!! I know you don’t like LOL, but it was an appropriate moment for a palm to the forehead filled with Ghost Chili’s……… Just call me STOOP!!! I’ll stop trying to do my Jimmy Olsen Impression and leave the writing to the professionals!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I feel like this would be a note Woodward would leave for Bernstein, and Bernstein would be, “Oh, Bob.” Scoop Jackson, you figured out it was the wrong Billy Bean, right? Haha, You’re the best

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: At 9:30 I fully intended to respond with a great response to play off the the “Watergate” reference. Unfortunately I drank way too much and lost track of time! Fortunately Nado hit 2 more bombs!!………….It’s probably the alcohol talking, but I think the DeLorean and the Twister cancel each other out. HA! it is the alcohol cause I’ve been doing shots with Jobu! Abreu went yard too?!? I will sacrifice my liver for the greater good!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! But Giancarlo…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I’m going to go dark for a while. I need time to mourn. I have him and Harper on few teams together, ugh. When I saw that I thought it was an error, cause that happens every once in a while. That or my brain didn’t want to, either way it’s a sad day for baseball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s sad day for all of us, BFF!

  106. osnam says:
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    Hey Grey. I have a few questions

    1: Ian Desmond or Zobrist? I’m looking to pick up Valbuena or singleton? Right now I’m carrying two SS and figured one of them could help me more.
    2: Lester or Blackmon?
    3:Is it time to move on from Burns?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Zobrist, Valbuena 2. Lester, it’s fair 3. To what?

  107. J Dubber says:
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    Singleton or Soler? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  108. royce! says:
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    Gettin’ jiggery-pokery with it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aren’t we all!

  109. royce! says:
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    Tomas trying to steal on Norris was pure applesauce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, man, I missed it…Went to see Ted 2, why does every movie need to be 2 hours? It didn’t used to be like this, did it?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think it was, but I don’t remember the last movie I saw in the theater. It could have been 3 years ago; it could have been more. But if you’re talking about way back, yes, it didn’t used to be like that- I’m confident that a movie like Ted 2 would have been 90 mins tops, or at least under 2 hours. Or it should have been.

        FWIW, I tried to get back into watching movies a while back and ended up watching Blue Ruin because it was the only one on netflix that I wanted to watch that was around 90 mins. Really enjoyed it.

        Got a movie recommendation for me? I really haven’t watched shizz for a long time, so basically my Q is, what is your favorite movie from the last 3-5 years? And your Giancarlo surveillance films don’t count.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess, yeah, a movie like Ted 2 used to be 90 mins, and would’ve benefited from it. You have a kid, you’ve must’ve seen Frozen… Favorite films of the last few… I loved Whiplash last year, This is the End from 2013 for comedy, Gravity for drama from 2013, Grand Budapest Hotel from last year, Zero Dark Thirty from 2012, Looper from 2012… This is in no particular order…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Totally- two hour comedies are trying to be something more than a comedy, which I usually find annoying.

            I’ll try to check out some of those…I did see Grand Budapest Hotel, thought it was great. Still haven’t seen Frozen- Faith watched part of it with her grandma and it scared her so I’ve been spared for a while at least. Despite having never watched it, Faith is still as obsessed with it as any little girl. It’s freaking weird.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ted 2, if you can believe it, was trying to be a civil rights movie…. Amazing she didn’t like Frozen, you got a good girl there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wrong to bring up my love of Giancarlo at a time like this too

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Damn, sorry…I didn’t know about the hand when I wrote that!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You made it happen!!!

  110. Brett says:
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    Where do you see Gomez ranking next year?

    Can you rank the following keepers
    Gomez 22 for 1 year
    Pollock 9 for 2 years
    Cueto 3 for 1 year
    Machado 19 for 2 years

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are these dollars or rounds? Top 30… Pollock, Machado

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: dollars based on that where do you rank them?

  111. herschel says:
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    i don’t care what SON says, Tyson Ross is no bueno.

    • royce! says:
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      @herschel: I sort of agree – picked him up off waivers for this crizzap- but I think it’s got to be more luck and defense related than his fault. He has a 61.7% GB rate with a 9.84 ERA. Even though the walks have been up, he should be way better off. His xFIP is only .07 higher than last year.

      All of that said, it sucks to own him and it sucks to be a Padres fan.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @royce!: Ross really only has 2 good pitches so is subject to bad streaks. If he could develop 1 more quality pitch he’d be an ace.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @royce!: I think he is getting it figured out (except the walks). His BABIP against is over .350, so he is actually getting a little unlucky, his strand rate is right in line with career, only outlier is low HR rate against. Hard hit ball % is down from his career and it was already low. A few more starts to get his control (maybe he needs 20 to get zoned in) and he’ll be fine.

        I may be in minority, but I’d buy low right now.

      • royce! says:
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        @royce!: Sorry, he has a 9.84 k/9. Was clearly not committed to accuracy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s about his norm, 6-7 IP, 2-3 ER

  112. Mikey B says:
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    Pick two guys to run 2nd and ss

    ss options, Lindor,alcides, desmond, danny santana
    2nd, Semien, ,neil walker, odor, odubel herrera, paredes, wilmer flores, daniel murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, Paredes

  113. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Thinking of dropping Delabar for Phillips. Need steals if i wasn’t last in steals i would be in first. I only have 6 more saves than 2nd place . @nd base has effin killed me this season . The only good thing is Alex has better stats playing part time than most have full. Whats your thought thx?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go BP

  114. Helldiver says:
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    In a 10 team AL Only league, what is a no start value on SON? I have seen mixed league numbers, but gotta figure AL is a lot less strict. Especially, when I’m just trying to stream.

    • Helldiver says:
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      @Helldiver: NM I found it in the FAQ page. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d get concerned under -$5

  115. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    merry F’ing christmas, you bum!

  116. The Great Knoche says:
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    Can Danpants write about Arenado again tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We write about Arenado every day, we’re Razzball

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I was full, I dont even know what I was talking about.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Torenado!

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    The only thing that could take the shine off the day that CarGo has had?

    Being up against Arenado.

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I have both in an RCL! And a 4.30 ERA. WAAH WAH.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: I have both across different teams but Arenado is carrying my opponent’s team pretty much on his own.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  118. Terrence Mann says:
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    Grey is in bed (or clubbing with 50 year olds)

    :sadface:

    Is Shoemaker worth owning? Royce!? Anyone? Only thing that seems out of whack is his hr/9

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Terrence Mann: He is a fly ball pitcher and 15% of those are leaving the yard. 8+k/9, walk rate under 2/9IP. Strand rate and BABIP against are close to averages, (both a little low) so I would say he is going to be close to his xFIP of 3.92 for rest of year.

      Only other concerning thing is hard hit % is rather high.

      I’d say he isn’t ownable in shallow leagues, but there are worse options out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has a 5+ ERA in July

  119. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    GALLO got his LF! yeehaw, but at this point i kinda want him to get sent back down so i can stream lomo or somebody else. Let’s get FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE his 1B now please. 3 more to go for starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  120. heisenberg says:
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    Teix has been great but it feels like a good time to sell. I need a OF or 2B/SS more than him, to cover when Hanley and or Puig is out.(I see a lot of that maybe coming in the 2nd half). What are your ROS feelings about Teix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sell him

  121. goodfold2 says:
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    16 team pts league with -1 for k’s, +1 for BB, sacs, RBI/XBH/runs, +2 for steals. 1 pt for each bag per hit (so triple 3, homer 4).
    posey
    duda
    plouffe
    espinosa
    correa
    LF butler
    CF eaton
    RF calhoun
    util ortiz
    BN byrd
    drop calhoun for either of e.rosario or paredes, both have been much better both 15 days, 30 days and entire season than calhoun. rosario could also sub for espinosa at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

  122. fallex says:
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    Do we get the luxury of Sano getting SS elig. when he’s called? Where do you see him playing if at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OF, likely

  123. chad says:
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    Deal Cano and Stras for Tulo and Bauer? 5X5 league. I currently have Lindor-Andrus at SS. Would have to add a 2B til Rendon gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looks like you need a 2B, not a SS

  124. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Oh no, Giancarlo with a busted paw. Out 4-6 weeks. Why can’t we have nice things?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold me

  125. Steve says:
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    Trade inj Stanton for Donaldson/Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sure

  126. Mac McMacinmac says:
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    Drop yimi for wil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. FrankGrimes says:
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    Noooooooooo!
    Mi Novio!
    Tengo un corazón roto!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I shouldn’t be alone right now

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I’ll be right over.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why, Grimey, why???

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            I can’t catch a break. I thought it was my year.
            Now jones out mike out my pitching has stunk
            I give up!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I moved into 2nd in my keeper yesterday that I’ve never won, in 15 years, oh, and Stanton is my best keeper…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey: nice!
                I even have Aushizz in this 14 team keeper
                And Still I suck. Ha.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  128. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey! little prospect talk I like it….would you stash sano and conforto in a keeper league and drop say Choo/ Paredes to do it? When do you think the ETA is on Conforto he could be up any day I feel like, radio here in NY have been bringing him up and Sandy alderson has a tight grip on his wallet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Don’t know where Conforto would play…

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: I think thats the only reason he isnt up yet, although I will say Id probably auto stash as soon as I hear word either comes up…..Hes listed as an OF, maybe the Cuddyer experiment is over and hell just be a player coach…after all he does look more coach than player

        • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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          @ROTO OVERLORD: its like the mets need hitting but they have no where to put players but they all suck! I just dont understand there situation at all i guess thats why there the MESS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • bemore sutts says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: NY Sports Radio may be the worst place ever for fantasy information.

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @bemore sutts: just to give an idea of when someone can be coming up, and actually isnt as bad as you think they break stories from time to time mid show

  129. bemore sutts says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for everything Grey!

    With Rendon going back on the DL I need to pick up a batter to plug into my U spot for next week.

    Valencia is available and seems like a worthwhile get for at least next week… who should I drop from my pitching staff?

    SP Chase Anderson SP | ARI
    SP Drew Hutchison SP | TOR
    SP Brett Anderson SP | LAD
    SP Andrew Cashner SP | SD
    SP J.A. Happ SP | SEA
    SP Aaron Sanchez RP,SP | TOR
    SP Yordano Ventura SP | KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  130. Blake says:
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    just found out that Stanton will be out 4 to 6 weeks. I have the following lineup (13 team league, 1pt for 1b, 2pts for 2b, 3pts for 3b, 1pt for BB, 1pt for R, 1pt for RBI, 4pts for HR). so it favors power hitters

    1B: A Pujols
    2B: B Zobrist
    ss: C correa
    3B: C Davis
    OF: R Braun
    OF: S Souza
    OF:J Upton
    U: E Hosmer
    B: B Butler
    B: A Russel
    DL: G Stanton

    the following are on waivers plus others I am probably not mentioning
    Valbuena
    Mauer
    Turner
    Moreland
    A Ramirez
    A Either
    B Burns
    Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  131. Mello Yello says:
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    Taijuan Walker…you are what we thought you were!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  132. thesportsguy says:
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    which combo – need avg and rbi, Wins and K’s

    1. Longoria and Estrada
    2. Sandoval and Estrada
    3. Vmart and M Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

      • Ths Sportsguy says:
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        Because of Estrada versus Gonzalez or concern about vmart?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like V-Mart

  133. Corey says:
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    V-Mart or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  134. Skeezix says:
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    Who do you prefer between Frazier and Machado, first ROS, then as a keeper for next year?

    I am trying to make a push to win my league, and a guy has offered me Votto and Seager for Duda (1B) and Machado. It seems pretty good, but it hurts in speed for sure. I just lost Stanton, so I would need to get him to include an OF in the deal (he’s got Byrd, Calhoun, Choo, Gardner). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – what do you think of that offer? I also was offered Springer for Stanton, but it’s from the guy who is in second, and he’s already a fair bit ahead of me in both HR and RBIs – plus I generally don’t like trading with the guy who is chasing me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Springer

          • Skeezix says:
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            @Grey: Wow, even with the second place guy? Interesting. I guess you don’t think the other deal helps much then? One deal doesn’t mean the other can’t happen – just trying to decide what will improve my chances to win this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re afraid of trading Stanton to a guy that is in 2nd? Stanton’s out until August, I don’t understand

  135. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    anyone know why billy burns is sitting 2 in a row?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @someone pissed in my alphabet soup: leg soreness, he claims he thought he was going to play today, but team held him out. doesn’t sound like big deal yet, but he better play soon.

  136. Milarky says:
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    I just lost Stanton and I’m in first, so I need to try and replace his HRs. I just got an offer of Carlos Gomez, Kendrys Morales and AJ Burnett. It would kill me as far as keeper value goes, but is this a good offer? Gomez seems to be struggling to stay healthy, which would be bad. I can probably get a much cheaper OF, but thought this was at least interesting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t understand how this replaces your HRs

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: I guess you’re right that it doesn’t really replace the HRs, though a power speed threat isn’t a bad replacement. The problem is his power hasn’t been there, and his speed seems to be compromised by lower body injuries this year. Morales would replace some of the HRs though – he would basically replace Kennys Vargas as one of my DHs. Still seems a bit lacking I guess.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Milarky: cargo 2’s injury status is probably worse than stanton’s for their respective values.

  137. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    after losing Myers and Dickerson now i lost Stanton in my 10 teamer too. I have to drop either Travis or Moreland for an OF. Available are Colabello, Choo, Morrison, Kennys, Beltran, Tucker, Pillar, Paulsen, C.Young, Reynolds.

    Which one would you add and who would you drop ROS? My preference is power and not so much speed with an acceptable avg. around 250, 260.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis…Pillar

  138. John says:
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    got pence dickerson and stanton on DL!! Think I might have someone to buy dickerson for choo or moss? i was leaning moss?

    rank these guys moss parra fowler choo? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Gotta pick up one more from that list currently have Fowler, hold? limited transactions but want best avail.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold moves

  139. Chezlow says:
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    J.Upton or Ellsbury ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  140. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    wacha and trumbo for cespedes who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  141. Herschel says:
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    GiancarNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ugh

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: just yelled at my wife for asking me what I wanted for breakfast. Think I need to be alone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  142. J-FOH says:
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    I woke to the horrific news of Giancarlo and you were the first person I thought about. Don’t do anything crazy Grey. It’s not worth it. I suggest a spa day to de-stress. Here’s an over the net hug for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just can’t

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: don’t make me drive out to the desert to deal with this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m reading this from a bus stop on the road to nowhere

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: If I find out you are at the Salton Sea then I know the end is near.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              These are trying times

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Before or after oil wrestling?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: after. Did you listen?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it’s fly, I wanna lay in a raft in Mother Cougar’s pool and listen

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I jsut grabbed his one album on itunes and he has some dope mixtapes. If you can find pieces of a kid its totally worth having

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think Oddisee’s my favorite

  143. Dr. Chym Richalds says:
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    Need some advice: I was just offered King Felix for Kipnis… straight up… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s decent, but F-Her has some issues of his own

  144. theSeanDon says:
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    Good stuff, Grey, as always my dude!

    How’d I do on this trade in my 12-man h2h points league?

    My Jd martinez/v-mart(who I picked off the waivers while he was DL) for his kershaw/j butler from tampa

    I have Carlos Gomez and carlos correa able to fill both vacated spots next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds decent

  145. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Which of these guys causes the least amount of tears as a Stanton fill in? Krispie, Beltran, Belt, Parra or Eaton. Most in need of avg and sb.

    Thanks and condolences.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  146. ChestEr says:
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    At a wedding and it’s turned into the winter meetings. Would you package cargo and Lester for an injured Stanton (in hopes o coming back for the playoffs) or Harper. Or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Harper

  147. Red Barons says:
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    [end of ep3 Vader screaming] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    With A Miller and W Myers on my DL, do I
    A. just bench Giancarlo?
    B. drop one and DL the other two?
    C.

    I do have Torenado holding down the fort for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Myers

  148. Mike says:
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    Better OF pickup Granderson or Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  149. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    rank odor holt logan ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan, Holt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good shizz, this takes the Giancarlo edge off a little… Very little

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This shizz is dope too, where you finding these… I didn’t think you were plugged in

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m crazy about Oddisee

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Me too, and the messed up part is Nick and Ralph knew about him and never shared. Selfish bastards!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why would they do that? Don’t I have enough with an injured Giancarlo?

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: no respect

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: I suppose I should have treaded a bit lighter

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope this is good news, I don’t remember a ton of hamate bone injury leading to great things

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: don’t bring up the face incident, we don’t need him drinking a whole six pack and going off the rails

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How could you, Nick? Withhold Oddisee… Will listen to these when I get home, thanks!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Witholding him was odd, I see…..i’ll make it up to you ten-fold

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Better!

            • Mike says:
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              @J-FOH: good stuff here, very good

  150. John says:
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    In my h2h lg lost Stanton and waiting on Pence, put Stanton on the block. Think I should try to trade him? I do have 9 weeks until playoffs and I think I can hold up w out him so even if his power is sapped for first few weeks or so he cld come back with OF1 production in playoffs. Sell or hold?

    I was just offered pollock for him ill be waiting on more ideas? How you think that sounds so far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock is solid in a non-keeper

  151. The JoGarza says:
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    Krispy Young on fire, a 2-run shot today.

    Already dropped Choo in a league for him last night. In another, drop M.Franco for him? I started owning Franco immediately after Tuesday, so naturally he’s done shit all for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Franco

  152. hanklongball says:
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    Grey, thanks for all the insight… I wouldn’t be in the running without you!

    It’s decision time in the three-keeper league. We can keep three keepers each year, but if you trade a keeper from last year, the new team cannot keep them. Right now, I have four legit keepers: Rizzo, Harper, Bryant and JoFer. Since I drafted Harper and Bryant this year, they have HUGE value if I trade one away. For example, one offer has been Harper and my scrubs for DeGrom, Brantley, Billy Hamilton, Votto, Pineda…

    C. Santana
    1B. Rizzo (cannot be kept if traded away)
    2B. Wong
    SS. Escobar
    3B. Bryant
    OF. Harper, Yelich, Polanco
    UTIL: Lind
    BENCH: Trumbo, Holt, Lawrie
    SP: JoFer (cannot be kept if traded away), Arrieta, Carrasco, Salazar, Richards, Matz, Taijuan Walker
    RP: Chapman, Street, Kimbrel

    Here’s what I need to know:

    1. do I roll with what I’ve got, or give up a keeper to someone who’ll blow up their team (I’m hurting in RBI and avg)?
    2. if I need to give up one, should I part with Harper or Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade them

  153. chad huggins says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h league. Would you trade cater for lynn with paredes available on waivers? my hesitation is carter walks a lot and BBs is a scoring category. Also, with Rendon out for a bit again Shields for Harrison? Valbuena and Semien are FAs also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      cater?

      • chad huggins says:
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        @Grey: Sorry. Carter.

        • chad huggins says:
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          @chad huggins: Carter is my DH and Paredes is the only viable option available to fill his shoes if i trade carter away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lynn

  154. los locos says:
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    Grey, just acquired JD Martinez for a draft pick next year. This is 10 team keeper league, we keep 7 players total. I did not list my staff.

    With acquiring JD Mart, does my team look better. I am currently 49-51 and 6 games out of 1st and 3 games out of 2nd.

    Need to drop a guy now.

    Martin
    Fielder
    LeMiehu
    Arenado
    Hanley
    Brantley
    Cargo
    Gordon
    Hosmer

    Duda
    Pedoria DL
    Gallo
    Lindor
    Buxton DL
    Pence DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  155. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    stanton replacement time. 2 dynasties and 1 redraft
    1. 20 teamer with OPS/XBH. one of lomo/e.rosario/de aza. dammit i benched yelich in this one, only for franco to not even play in that slot.
    2. 16 team with slugg/OBP over homers and average. de aza/t.taylor (didn’t realize this guy was good over last 30 days)/parra/lomo/coghlan/snider
    in the last one a 20 teamer i’ll either grab lomo or stream, or both.

    • Zeke says:
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      My OF is terrible. (Upton, Yelich, Ozuna, Beltran, Holt)…the rest of my bats are very good. 10 team, 3 keeper, 6×6 with slg/obp and IP/QS

      I’m looking to make a trade – pitching for OF and am looking for your advice. Here’s my staff:

      Greinke, Strasburg, Arrieta, Tanaka, Syndergaard, Burnett, Buchholz, Hughes

      A big Yankees fan wants Tanaka, but all he has to trade is Alex Gordon…don’t take that right?

      What pitcher should I trade to get a nice OF and what sort of OF would you be looking for in return? Keep in mind obp/slg league…thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t like Tanaka, that deal is not good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo…Parra, kinda depends on needs

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: weird siamese twin question and answer here, that 2nd league roster is
        hundley
        goldy
        castro
        frazier
        wong
        cespedes/bruce/ozuna
        util c.davis
        BN kemp/beef wellington (this is the drop for stanton replacement)
        SP – carrasco/mchugh/carmart/odorizzi (in active slot since i ran out when stanton hit it, he’ll be back soon it seems)/hammel/jaime G/fiers/karns/salazar/chavez/c.anderson.
        RP tolleson/storen/axford
        Parra could be answer since wong doesn’t really steal anymore.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also have smyly and darvish in other DL slots. this one is dynasty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea what you’re asking

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: in #2 you said parra or lomo depending on needs, so i showed what the roster looks like to determine possible needs. Oops, it’s a 14 teamer and i’m 5th in steals, 5th in OBP, and 2nd in SLugging, but clearly without Stanton i’m gonna lose a bunch of slugging.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also 2nd and 1st in runs and RBI’s and 1st overall.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… Gotcha… I’d try Parra for now

  156. Zeke says:
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    My OF is terrible. (Upton, Yelich, Ozuna, Beltran, Holt)…the rest of my bats are very good. 10 team, 3 keeper, 6×6 with slg/obp and IP/QS

    I’m looking to make a trade – pitching for OF and am looking for your advice. Here’s my staff:

    Greinke, Strasburg, Arrieta, Tanaka, Syndergaard, Burnett, Buchholz, Hughes

    A big Yankees fan wants Tanaka, but all he has to trade is Alex Gordon…don’t take that right?

    What pitcher should I trade to get a nice OF and what sort of OF would you be looking for in return? Keep in mind obp/slg league…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

      • Zeke says:
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        @Grey: thanks, so who would you look to acquire for tanaka?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Cain? Blackmon? JD?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not that order

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Grey: getting Jew Don would be marvelous, although lately hard to believe anybody but a str up NYY fanboy would do it.

              • Zeke says:
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                @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey:

                You don’t think alex gordon is a fair return, but you think cain is (obp/slg) the owners of JD and Blackmon are stacked in pitching, I already tried…anyone else?

  157. Buge Hoobs says:
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    I think I need an extra BN OF with Harpers wonky hammy. In a weekly 5×5, 12 team:
    1) which to pick up-L Martin, granderson, c young, Morrison, Rasmussen
    2) which to drop – c Anderson or k Hendricks (I was streaming him for this upcoming week)

    Or Start Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Harper

  158. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    my shit, i knew harold reynolds was stupid, but he just had to have the other announcer explain that “batting around” in an inning means the guy who led off the inning also got a 2nd at bat in the same inning. He had thought (and defended that he was right) that it meant the 9th batter batted. This is the kind of “argument” that’s stupid when/if you heard it coming out of two 10 year olds, much less grown men making a bunch of money as TV announcers and supposedly qualified about the sport they are talking about for over 3 hours on national TV.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, insane

  159. Stantonless says:
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    I too have lost Stanton, I’m trying not to panic though since it could be as short as 4 weeks. I have one waiver claim left and here are some of the options – I know I can’ t replace the HRs but there is B-level talent out there – are any of them worth it or do I need to make a trade pronto?

    Maybin
    Burns
    Joey Butler

    • Stantonless says:
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      @Stantonless: I forgot to mention Grichuk – he’s intriguing, but kinda risky for a league where we don’t get to make lots of transactions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Burns

  160. JoeG414 says:
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    What do you think of these stream options this week , 6×6 daily roto.
    Voslesong @ Mia – 6/30
    Warren @ LAA-7/1
    Buehrle @ Bos -7/1
    Happ @ Oak -7/3

    If I’m quick and lucky (which I haven’t been ) I might be able to get all of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t look great… I’d look at SON… maybe Vogel

  161. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    H2H league where i have leads of 2.20-4.65 in ERA, whip 1.18-1.38, wins probably 3-2 assuming richards gets his, losses 3-5 assuing happ gets his, K’s 47-38 before happ/richards finish and opp also has cashner going tonight, saves 4-0 with opp’s c.smith in bad shape to get a save opp.

    i’m sure i should bench the hellickson i grabbed just so opp couldn’t add him, he added koehler instead, and that did well. wondering how many of these i should bench tomorrow if opp only has greinke tomorrow, and is out of adds for week. i am too. Opp has all of Jepsen/Grilli/C.smith/tolleson (so he’d need 4 out of 4 of them to even tie saves, and i’d have to get none from ax/perkins/osuna/familia)
    Hammel @ STL
    C.Anderson @ SD
    price vs WSOX
    matz vs CIN
    wood @ PIT
    fiers vs MIN
    most of those are solid starts, but other than being up only 1 win, and keeping my small lead in K’s up, i have no reason to play most of them. I could give away losses, or if very unlucky ERA or WHIP.

    hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d only start Price

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: that should lock the K’s up, unless cashner/greinke and his bullpen goes crazy. I’m guessing i should bench my bullpen too to sew up losses completely (and era/whip). he’ll tie me in wins right now if cashner wins. still with 8 K lead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bench em

  162. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Gotta pick up someone to replace Giancarlo (as i type this a single tear rolls down my cheek). My options are : Byrd, Chris Young, Granderson, Grichuk, or Eaton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Byrd

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

  163. Brett says:
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    Gray

    Do you see deshields gets regular playing time when he returns? Hearing he may push Martin for playing time.

    Also gio or rodon?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Brett: i hope it’s all about odor losing time, but it’s probably both odor/delino/leonys all splitting time, for the worst thing for everyone involved.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It won’t be regular playing time… Rodon

  164. chad huggins says:
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    after losing rendon again for a bit, would you rather trade shields for harrison or grab valbuena from free agency?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chad huggins: the answer here has to be good value (pun).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and it was.

  165. Derrick says:
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    Gomes or Rosario ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  166. Nelson Cruz says:
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    You like Eaton, Yasmani, Singleton, Colabello, Holt, Butler? Would you be as so kind as to rnk top 2 or 3? Also what would you be trying to offer for stanton in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Cola, Holt… You’re not getting Giancarlo with any of these guys

      • Nelson Cruz says:
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        @Grey: Haha, heard. I was thinking more just in general. I have Santana, Rizzo, Rendon, Wong, Correa, Franco, Trout, and Dred(less) Pirate for offense.

  167. MB says:
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    I was offered Nelson Cruz for Brett Gardner in my dynasty league 5×5 deep 15 teams, keep 30 mlb guys year to year. In first by a lot. Gardner and Revere are my only steals guys, but is this too good a deal to pass up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cruz

  168. Whirlaway says:
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    crawford or lindor in a 5×5 roto 12 team… start 9 offensive players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craw

  169. ebudz says:
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    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend Grey! Back again to ask which RP I should bench tomorrow in order to use their spot for a SP with RP eligibility:

    Kimbrel vs. ARI
    Jansen @ MIA
    Chapman @NYM

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @ebudz: using teamonator CIN’s least likely to win, but it’s close with SD. i’m assuming with guys that good you only care about saves, as those are all top 5 type closers.

      • ebudz says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Yes forgot to specify it’s a H2H Points league with the following scoring settings:

        WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

        I know the Reds are also finishing their suspended 1-1 game tomorrow and then playing their previously scheduled series finale tomorrow night as well…

        Thanks I wasn’t familiar with the Teamonator!

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @ebudz: those guys are all so good really the only thing that could change it if you want to bench one of them is which is least likely to get in the game.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: what’s the average pts per game of the pitcher you are thinking of playing over one of those closers? and what is the average pts per game of those closers in your league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel

  170. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    dynasty with 2B, 3B, BB’s and some defensive stuff for hitters and QS,K per 9, relief wins and relief appearances for pitchers. can have at most 1 BN pitcher, so 12 or 13 pitchers. 14 team H2H.
    chirinos (stream catcher so i have one every day)
    lind
    altuve
    c.davis
    segura
    LF marte
    CF grichuk
    RF souza
    util byrd
    BN howard, kang, billy hamilton, d’arnaud
    DL delino/mesoraco
    NA a-jax/dahl/bell/sano (will likely drop kang when sano’s up)
    SP vince V/j.garcia/arrieta/hamels/hellickson (streamer)
    RP rodon (i don’t like having a SP in RP slot but i don’t want to drop any of those other starters)
    pomeranz/kela/strop/tolleson/ramos/britton
    DL walden/iwakuma/darvish
    NA stephenson

    I got an offer that was dropped right after hamels had that short term injury of hamels for springer. Once hamels looks good again i’m guessing send it back again, but who is the drop, gotta be grichuk or byrd.
    2. replace howard with any of these at 1B backing up lind? lomo/alonso/singleton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd… Singleton

  171. KevIn says:
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    thanks per usual

    My Adam jones and colon for Stanton and Culbertson

    Gracias,

    Your biggest fan,
    Stan
    ……damn, that was you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Jones for this year, Stanton for this year H2H playoffs, Stanton for next year

  172. Swfcdan says:
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    Lots of bats, could use one more good arm with Lester’s incontinency.

    Who’d you like most of this group for a 10 teamer going forrard, rank please: T Ross, Shark, Cashner. Feel like all of them would improve but not sure who will the most. Gut says Ross but that BB rate almost makes me throw up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark

  173. Ray says:
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    Vogt/Souza/Ozuna for Arrieta/Fowler/Gomes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  174. Ray says:
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    Thoughts on Forsythe ROS? Deal Kipnis if I can get a top tier pitcher like Harvey or Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Greinke or Harvey, it’s fair

  175. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    grey whats up broski…..ROS Bauer or Ventura?drop Bauer or hold

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: and as a follow up in adaily league do you like the king of prussia in a double header (stras/gio) or go with crawford vs kendrick or carter vs pineda?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can hold there

  176. los locos says:
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    Closer issues…

    Have Boxberger and Miller on DL

    Had Axford, dropped him cause he don’t play, seems Rockies don’t win and when they do he comes in this week and blows up. I just picked up Smith from Seattle, but look Rodney got the save the other night.

    Only guys left F Rod, Ziegler, Clippard and Rondon.

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @los locos: activate box?

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @ROTO OVERLORD: use box or F-Rod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have Boxberger on the DL?

  177. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    holt or lindor ros in OPS league you still like lindor? or is it apples and oranges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, apples and apples

  178. Wilson says:
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    With my OFs (Pence, Soler, Dickerson … and Stanton!!) are all in DL … I need OF soon.
    Worthy to trade my Kipnis for Marte?

    and back up plan for 2B is Holt for ROS, is that ok ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Marte

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        Back up plan for 2B is Holt for ROS, is that ok? (or stream … ?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

  179. henncoop says:
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    Should activate Strasburg from the DL. I have a total of 7 SPs activated on this 10 team H2H league. Currently using Archer, Wacha, Salazar, Carrasco, Hamels, Richards, & Syndergaard with 3 RPs Robertson, Jansen & Street.
    I do have 2 bench bats (but working them in for matchups has been working pretty well so far) Polanco, Cain, Souza, & Yelich could be potential bat drops.
    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Polanco

  180. iifish says:
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    Alvarez, Duffy, Odor, Travis, Semien or Segura? Ignoring needs, who do you think is the most valuable going forward in 5×5 HTH.? Top three? .Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  181. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    avasail vs ozuna ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @someone pissed in my alphabet soup: this one flips back and forth many times since start of season, and could again.

  182. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Who do you like between lawrie, jace and odor?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  183. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Good Afternoon Grey!

    Firstly, thank you for the advice as I managed to trade Hosmer/Familia for Blackmon today. I am truly excited to pick up a batter that isnt an OF

    12 team 5 x 5 limited bench.
    As always, please pick 2 for each category. Thank you

    1. Pick 2 potentials to fill my Util spot. Turner, Franco, Valbuena, Forsyth, Duffy, Sano, Butler, Beltran, Vargas, C Young.
    2. Rank top 2 potential closers. Tazawa, Jeffress, Scribner, Hoover, W Smith, Parnell, Pomeranz, Cishek
    3. Which Pitcher do I drop? Bolsinger, Velasquez, Matt Wisler, Osuna
    4. Which Pitcher do I pick up? Ray, Morton, May, Estrada, Montgomery, Chen, Karns

    Thanks and have a great Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Turner, Franco 2. Parnell, Smith 3. Wisler 4. Ray, but I’d look at matchups and potentially not Ray

  184. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: anything to see with master or just bad tb lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget him

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: as a sox fan, I wish I could. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  185. Jason says:
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    I need to start either Heaney at home VS Nova or Fiers away VS Lorenzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  186. L-Boogie says:
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    13 team, 5×5. I need SBs. CarGo and Papelbon (or Axford) for Blackmon.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  187. Brett says:
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    Better dl stash deshields or Hamilton in Texas? Currently 1st in runs hr rbi 6th in steals and 3rd in average. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  188. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on alex wood second half of the season? Looked great today (against a pirates lineup that sat half of their starters). Any chance he can live up to preseason expectations?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has a 3.17 ERA, I wouldn’t say he’s been bad

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: No, he’s definitely been serviceable. Just hoping he takes the leap to the next level which he’s shown some signs of being able to do.

  189. NuckingFutz says:
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    Trumbo or Panda ROS?
    Also, which side Martin/Kuechel or Posey/Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panda…. Posey

  190. los locos says:
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    Closer issues…

    Have Boxberger ACTIVE and Miller on DL

    Had Axford, dropped him cause he don’t play, seems Rockies don’t win and when they do he comes in this week and blows up. I just picked up Smith from Seattle, but look Rodney got the save the other night.

    Only guys left F Rod, Ziegler, Clippard and Rondon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: he’s wondering to keep boxy over those others. F-Rod gets all saves MIL and probably later OAK or TOR get. I’d go him.

  191. Cohen says:
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    Grey,would u start Hammel tonight at Cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  192. Colin says:
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    6×6 OBP/SLG – terrible OF

    You had said trading Tanaka for Alex Gordon is not good. Rest of my pitching staff is Greinke, Strasburg, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Burnett, Buchholz, Hughes

    Trade Burnett for Trumbo? The guy who has him also had Reddick, but he has been reluctant to offer him in the 1 for 1…would you take trumbo? would you even take reddick if he offered him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty lousy trades… I guess if I really wanted to gamble, I’d take Trumbo for Burnett

      • Colin says:
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        @Grey: Would you do the Tanaka trade if I could get Souza in my OBP/SLG? – the power/speed combo would be useful in my OF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Souza

  193. Fungazi says:
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    Which player would you roll with at your CI for a while, with BB & TB as extra cats – Carter, Howard, Laroche, D Murphy? Can you pick 2 in case one gets grabbed early?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  194. Mr Baseball says:
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    Grey Man _ own Springer in Keeper League – would you make this trade man

    B. Burns Oak – CF – do you like Burns
    C. Martínez StL – SP,RP
    Tyson Ross

    FOR

    Springer

    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Springer

      • Mr Baseball says:
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        I f for say D. Betances NYY – RP was added in the trade – does that change anything

        so I just keep Spinger

        B. Burns Oak – CF –
        C. Martínez StL – SP,RP
        Tyson Ross
        D. Betances

        Springer

        Batters Sta

        FOR

        Springer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Springer still

  195. los locos says:
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    Ok. try this again…

    Smith (Sea), F Rod, Ziegler, Clippard Rondon or Axford ROS. These are my only options right now until Miller is off the DL. Need to pick up one guy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Rod

  196. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    16 team H2H with OPS. drop ben paulsen (on road for a while now and hasn’t done a ton lately, Hitter T hates him on road) for any of de aza/odor/colby/parra/kennys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  197. Mr Baseball says:
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    GREY TAKE A LOOK – THIS IS MY TEAM – KEEP 10 – any advise here man – thanks so much for your time man

    Brian McCann NYY – C,1B catcher
    Lucas Duda NYM – 1B 1B
    Brandon Phillips Cin – 2B 2B
    Yasmany Tomás Ari – 3B,RF 3B KEEPER
    Jean Segura Mil – SS SHORT
    Yoenis Céspedes Det – LF LEFT KEEPER
    George Springer Hou – CF,RF CENTER KEEPER
    Yasiel Puig LAD – CF,RF RIGHT KEEPER
    Matt Kemp SD – LF,CF,RF ULTILTY KEEPER

    BENCH

    Jimmy Paredes Bal – 2B,3B
    Chris Young NYY
    Jon Singleton Had him in NA spot

    _______________________________________________

    Lance McCullers Hou – SP ————– KEEPER
    Carlos Rodon CWS – SP,RP ————— KEEPER
    Kenley Jansen LAD – RP ————— KEEPER
    Hyun-jin Ryu LAD – SP ————— KEEPER
    Zack Wheeler NYM – SP —————- KEEPER

    Martín Pérez Tex – SP
    Robbie Ray Ari – SP
    Trevor Bauer Cle – SP
    Adam Warren NYY – SP,RP
    Tom Koehler Mia – SP
    Wandy Rodríguez Tex – SP
    Alex Meyer Min – SP
    J.A. Happ Sea – SP
    Aaron Harang Phi – SP
    Joe Ross Was – SP

    LOST COBB TO TOMMY JOHN – LOST WHEELER TO TOMMY JOHN

    I AM IN 15TH PLACE OUT OF 16

    15 – The Rider 63-103-10 my crap record

    • Mr Baseball says:
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      Yoenis Céspedes Det – IS IMPORTANT HE PLAYS LEFT FIELD

      but I think my problems besides pitching – is that my strength are in the outfield instead of infield

      • Mr Baseball says:
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        My team stats for league are better than where I am in standings but I am not bragging

        • Mr Baseball says:
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          For your hard work here I will pay you with 2 HA –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit surprised you’re in 15th, but Kemp and Puig haven’t done much… I’d actually move Kemp while he still has some name value… Maybe for someone like Buxton?

      • Mr Baseball says:
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        Kemp ———- not every player can have a good first haft – I got 40 rbi’s from him and I think his 2nd haft is going to be better – what type of player would you look for in return that can help me hare –

        A- young pitcher with upside
        B – Solid Name Pitcher
        C – 2 pitchers with upside’
        D – all of the above
        E – none of the above

        • Mr Baseball says:
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          My Bad – you want me to get an up and coming hitter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re opposed to trading for a young hitter, huh?

  198. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    effin stressburg looking good for you there eh Greyish, nice. I paid to own that dude nowhere. STL-CUBS game could easily be made up tomorrow, as both of them are off tomorrow. There’s a tornado going though the mid counties of STL right now, supposedly ping pong ball sized hail, but i’m north of that (barely),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not starting again, huh?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: they just did, i was just saying in case of

  199. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with this lineup in 20 team H2H dynasty with defensive stats and BB’s, doubles, triples.
    zunino
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    beltre
    LF gallo
    CF leonys
    RF choo
    util franco
    BN ozuna,lomo, owings
    DL profar/stanton
    NA tapia/t.anderson/a-jax/piscotty

    Should i use #9 waiver on espinosa dropping owings? i was saving that for when mazara/brinson or one of the other 3 top Mike’s 50 guys get into yahoo, as i’m TEX and need to have minimum 9 TEX players at all times (i have 10 now), but espinosa except very lately is doing very well, and owings, isn’t.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: or could just save the waiver, and stream from this pool for forsythe or andrus off days, marwin/dietrich/kike/sogard/drew/barmes/tejada (that’s the name of a good cheap tea at trader joe’s as well)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 2. has jeffress moved ahead of fien? K/9 and holds in this one, and fien’s career doesn’t speak to having a good one of those, on the other hand until K-Rod is traded Fien probably is guaranteed higher leverage innings. Could also grab Scheppers over Fien.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Jeffress ahead of Fien

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA! Hilarious on the tea at Trader’s Joe… Yeah, stream

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: it’s good black tea, unsweetened too, just the way i like it. If you drink it in public transit stops you WILL get looked at weird, since it’ll look like you are brash enough to be drinking a 40 openly, and getting away with it since i’m white.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold your waiver claim

  200. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: so you’re not hanging on to wil Myers in redraft leagues right?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Herschel: if you have free DL spot(s) why not.

  201. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    go with Hitter T and grab gomes for next little while, he’s been fairly terrible (it’s why he got dropped recently in 14 teamer here). Chirinos 2nd highest for next 7 days in Tron, also navarro, swihart, cervelli, hundley (all road). those are listed in Tron order of value.

  202. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    best 3 streams of the week.
    Mon
    Nelson @ PHI (5.5)
    TUE
    hendricks @ NYM (13.6)
    heaney vs NYY (11.1)
    WED
    sports bureau @ SD (2.5)
    colume vs CLE (-8.8, i would think this be higher)
    THUR
    hellickson vs COL (8.8 almost same rating he had this week when he got lit)
    peavy @ MIA (-.8)
    gibson @ KC (-18.1, i’m thinking this is way too low for how gibson’s been lately)
    FRI
    masterson vs HOU (-8.2, but he looked good today)
    SAT
    locke vs CLE (3.5)
    webster vs COL (-3)
    SUN
    hendricks vs MIA (11.7)
    I’m guessing the hendricks ones are gimmes, but what’s next best 2? weak streamer week in this 14 teamer.

  203. Wilson says:
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    Is Soler droppable? Or still should have some values when he comes back?

    I have Pence and Stanton on DL (2DL slot), so need to make a bench room for Soler
    My OFs are J Upton, Gardner, Martin, Holt, and one streamer

    Thoughts appreciated

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Wilson: soler should be back next weekend, so it’s possible you could drop streamer for 5 days keeping soler.

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