Yankees called up their 3B prospect, Miguel Andujar (3-for-4, 4 RBIs, and a steal), to fill-in for DL’d Matt Holliday.  That reminds me of Joaquin Andujar, and now I’m sad.  Gone too soon.  RIP, Joaquin.  “I always thought you’d kill someone before life killed you.”  That’s my eulogy to him.  Any hoo!  I watched some game film on Andujar (while chewing on an unlit cigar, because that’s how scouts do it, right?), and he reminds me of so many Dominican players that take the Roberto Clemente/Vlad Guerrero approach.  Old adage goes:  You can’t walk your way off the island.  We should have a glossary term for these type of hitters.  Please suggest in the comments.  Any hoo, Part 2:  Still Hoo’ing, Andujar is raw, swings at a lot and makes contact, sometimes to his detriment.  He could DH or see time at 3B, but will need to hit to stick.  Could be a deep league power bat if he hits and Headley is benched indefinitely or Holliday stays out a while.  Maybe Andujar will be so lucky that Girardi gets one more wish filled this year and looks at Andujar, saying, “Now, you be the Judge.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Greg Bird – Joe Girardi told reporters Bird may not be able to return this year.  Mean’s while, the 2016 NL home run champ, Chris Carter, is in Triple-A.  Yup, makes sense.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .333.  On a cloud, floating above Yankee Stadium, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are looking down on Judge, proud, when Fatty Arbuckle walks up, offering them each a bottle of Coca-Cola.  Gehrig grimaces, “Where was that bottle?”  Babe shrugs and drinks it.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 5.56, and back-to-back solid games.  He kept the ball down, and had an impressive last inning.  Not sure if he’s all the way back, but I’m encouraged, which I haven’t been on him all year.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 0 ER (3 unearned), 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 2 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  If you think Rodon’s six walks to two Ks is a good start because he didn’t give up any earned runs, I have a bridge to sell you on Mars that Elon Musk is building.

Michael ConfortoMets are unsure when Conforto will return from his hand injury.  Sure, the Mets could ask a doctor to look at him, but, no, that’s too logical for the Mets.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer in as many games.  Every home run I see from him I can’t help think it should be Conforto’s and I feel like Stan Gable screaming, “That’s my pie!”

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting near-.440 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  Mets fans, “We still got one pitcher!”  Then they crouch down in a Staten Island landfill and pray Matz stays healthy.

Miguel Montero – Was designated for assignment by the Cubs after he complained Arrieta was the reason his caught stealings on the year were 1-for-31.  Montero’s happy for a little time off.  *turns on TV and To Catch A Thief is playing, turns on the radio and Robbie Dupree’s Steal Away is playing, turns on a police scanner and Chicago cops are discussing the Nats steals*

Victor Caratini – 0-for-1 as he was called up by the Cubs to act as a backup to Contreras and remind everyone of Schwarber’s first year.  Caratini’s minor league numbers are gorge, but a number two catcher doesn’t get my pulse pumping.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as he hit cleanup.  Well, dur!  Put him at leadoff!  You’re wasting homers!

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .258.  Oh, forget it, they have Rizzo back at leadoff.  HR to the Rizzo!

John Lackey – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.24, and leads the majors in home runs allowed.  He should be put down like his equestrian ancestry.

Kris Bryant – Left yesterday’s game after twisting his ankle on the corner of the bag while catching a pop-up.  Luck has really turned sour for the Cubs, but, don’t worry, only another 107 years until the next championship!

Koda Glover – Likely out until after the break with shoulder inflammation.  Perfect, he sounds likely to return one day after the Nats trade for a closer at the Winter Meetings.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .339.  Just gonna bang these out real quick like the Nats were banging them out vs. Lackey.  Also, in this game, Anthony Rendon (3-for-3, 2 runs) hit his 15th and Matt Wieters (1-for-4) hit his 7th.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  He looked terrific, but compared to the horse-toothed jackass that is Lackey, Strasburg looked like the greatest great of all-time greats.

Alex ColomeRays’ manager, Kevin Cash said, “I’m not reading anything into Colome’s recent issues,” and Cash later added, “I think Joe Maddon and Mike Scioscia are so AWESOME!”

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 5.36, as he was recalled from the minors.  People always ask, “Grey, you got so much smarts, you prolly got brains coming out your ears, right?”  And, of course, I politely change the subject, and try to move them away from looking in my ears.  But even with this immense fantasy knowledge, I still get tripped up by obvious as effin’ shizz that is so shizzy shizz.  I can’t believe I started Snell yesterday.  Doode’s such a mess in the majors, and I fell for the ol’ ‘he’s fixed in the minors’ bullcrap.

Mark Melancon – Hit the DL with the same injury he had last month, a pronator strain.  I’m gonna pronate him for very few saves the rest of the year!  A Giants’ beat reporter said Sam Dyson is the man to fill-in.  In San Fran, wouldn’t that be a beatnik reporter?  I have too much fun!  Now, I take a nap.  *hits snooze button for 15 seconds, shoots up, claps*  I’m back!  The pickup I made of Sam Dyson, I rued that shizz as I was doing it.  I also grabbed Hunter Strickland, because he’s actually, ya know, decent.  Yesterday, Strickland got the one-out save, but it means little since Dyson had pitched the previous day.

Jae-Gyun Hwang – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a home run in his major league game.  Said a’la Wayne World’s schwing, “Hwang…”  Appears that Hwang is in a platoon with Ryder “Die Chick” Jones, with Hwang getting the weak side vs. lefties.  I’m not entirely sure why since Hwang hit well in the minors (7 HRs, .287, 5 SBs) and is much older, so now’s the time to see what he can do.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-5, 1 RBI as he was recalled by the Royals.  Annie on Telemundo was right!  The Soler did come out!  Soler looked great in the minors.  Dot dot dot.  Every single time he’s been in the minors, while looking like doggie bollocks while being in the majors.  I’d wait to see him get hot before adding him.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .271.  Moistasskiss!

Salvador Perez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .290.  On our Player Rater, Sal P is still the number one catcher.

Alex Avila – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .321 (!).  For what it’s Werth, on the Player Rater, Avila is the 7th best catcher on the year.

Daniel Norris – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.00.  Basically, every pitcher you expected to take the next step this year, did, and fell off a cliff.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  He’s returning from an irregular heartbeat.  His internal organs were like, “Yo, who can dance to this?”

Michael Saunders – Signed back with the Jays.  After the signing, the Jays said, “Many of you thought we had reached our management decision apex when we signed Steve Pearce.  Some of you thought bringing back a declining outfielder like Bautista was the cherry on top of this shitburger, but no.  We dug deep into our braintrust and thought how can we top someone as flexible as Kendrys Morales and…Bingo!  When Saunders became available, we knew he had to be ours.”  Or they simply said, “Ah, screw it.”

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .238.  Hey, here’s the burger cherry now!

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  How high do you guys and five girls think he’s gonna go?  Any end in sight?  Or just expect 45 homers at this point?  I have serious questions, y’all!

Marcus Stroman – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Heard some people in the comments asking if they should start Stroman.  Super easy shorthand:  if a pitcher’s at home, it’s better than if he’s on the road.  If you can’t start a guy at home and he’s not a Rockie, you have to seriously think about whether you should own him.  Kapeesh?  And I’m not talking about my friend who works as the cashier at the 7-11.

Chase Anderson – Left yesterday’s start after one inning due to a strained oblique.  He should be back in two weeks or three months.  It’s oblique.  Josh Hader could take over for his rotation spot, but I’d be hella nervous about starting him in any mixed leagues, and, yes, I still say hella.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .294.  I was kinda kidding about the whole Shaw vs. Eric Thames (0-for-4, 4 Ks) home run race thing, figuring Thames would easy lap him, but, um, Thames, brah, you’re facing the Reds.  ‘Member, you like them.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Better yet, he’s still healthy!  *checks again*  Yup still fine!  *keeps refreshing player news*

Luis Castillo – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Solid game.  Sure, about as economical with pitches as Cougs is with our Amex, but Castillo’s minor league numbers say he should have better command going forward.  Since Lackey’s using my fantasy team as a toilet, I grabbed Castillo in one league.  Nothing to lose, right?  So far, so good.  Obviously rookies are inherently dangerous like Maine raccoons.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .306.  I was saying this to Prospector Ralph the other day, Scooter, at one time, was someone people were excited about in fantasy.  Maybe Scoots just took forever to figure it out.  He is only 27 years old.

George Springer – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .289.  Feel like not as many people are talking about Springer this year.  He has a legitimate case to be made for AL MVP.  He could hit 40 homers, .275 with 100 RBIs and 125 runs.  Of course, it will have a bit to do with the Astros having the best record in September, and the line between real MVP and fantasy are not exactly linear.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two steals (5, 6), hitting .305, and hitting near-.500 in the last week, though he does get platooned, so I’d grab Reddick (hehe), but you have to platoon him.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer, hitting .256.  I’ve said this before, but let’s see you write 3,000 words a day and say all new things.  Anyway, Davis has at least a 10% chance of leading the majors in homers.  He could hit ten homers in nine games and I would not be shocked.

Yonder Alonso – Left the game after fouling a ball off his knee.  Once more is known, I will read it somewhere else, then pass it back to you in my own pithy manner.

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Somewhere, Commissioner Rob Manfred is sticking a Capri Sun straw in a baseball, looking at himself in the mirror, “No one knows the ball is juiced.  No one!”

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the past four games.  He has big-time power (17 HRs in 58 Triple-A games), but he could also hit .190 with real contact issues.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.06 vs. Adalberto Mejia –  5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  In Fenway, Porcello was outpitched by Adalberto Mejia?  Like a Jewish Scooby-Doo would say, oy zoinks!

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Keps was like one for the last week, so maybe this is the start of something, but it’s not the continuation of anything.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.24.  See what I said for Stroman and multiply it by Bauer.  I’d go back to using the Stream-o-Nator for Bauer too.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Not only is he out-hitting Lucroy, he’s now out-hitting 90% of major league catchers.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Feel like we have still yet to get that magical Yu.  The preceding is a line that was also told to me by my life coach.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .301.  Are we sure Odor isn’t wearing an Andrus jersey this year?  Can someone check just to make sure?

Ketel Marte – Recalled as Dr. Nick Ahmed hit the DL.  Your March Self would be so disappointed in you if you didn’t pick up Marte immediately.  Or as they say in Spanish, immediaMarte.  Bleh, I don’t want to come off like I don’t like Marte.  I do, I’m kinda crazy about him.  He had six homers, seven steals and a .340 average in Triple-A, but if he doesn’t have an everyday starting job (he doesn’t yet), then he’s simply a flyer.

Aledmys Diaz – Optioned to the minors.  Please refer to my 17,000 comments last year about how Diaz is hitting better than he should and is not this good.  Turns out I thought I was in present day but it was the future.  Whoa, science fiction.  Paul DeJong is a decent replacement for those in deep leagues; he’s at least hitting.

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, ERA at 4.25, and the save while Seung-hwan Oh was warming up.  If Rosenthal’s save was clean, I’d say this might be the changing of the guard, but it was far from reassuring.  So, it ain’t over until the Oh man Seungs.

Zack Godley – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  I own Godley in one league.  Sure, he’s got a bit of a complex, but his peripherals are backing him up — 8.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 3.43 xFIP.

Cam Bedrosian – 1 IP, 1 ER, and the two outs in the 9th inning blown save.  That clarifies the Angels’ closer shituation like Facebook clarifies who your real friends are.  “Hey, person who I haven’t heard from in 23 years just told me ‘Happy Birthday,’ we must be friends!”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.21 vs. Alex Meyer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Damn, I was gonna stream both of these guys, but I got cold feet.  I need to buy me some bunny slippers and stay the hell away from Blake Snell!

Drew Smyly – Will undergo Tommy John surgery.  Google results for Smyly + WBC returns results like, “Smyly all smiles,” and “Smyly faces teammate, Felix, they are both ready to go.”  No mention of “WBC ruined two Mariners pitchers.”

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  This start came against the Phils, who have the 2nd worst offense in baseball, and I think they were starting their B lineup, but it’s hard to tell.  In other words, this is not your slightly older brother’s Felix.

Danny Valencia – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .276.  Someone gotta ring up Valencia and tell him that hitting 18 homers is cool and all in 105 games, but less so in 140 games.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .253.  “Ma, did you see my homer yesterday?  Ma, I think Corey’s out with a hamstring injury.  Ma?  Okay, I’ll wait until you’re done watching Dodger highlights from last year.”

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .282.  He used to be the best in a weak offensive era.  Now, he’s solid in an insane era.  Essentially Cano went from being Eddie Murphy to Phil Hartman.

Tommy Joseph – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  To-Jo broke an 0-for-13 streak with that home run to tie the game in the ninth.  After the game, To-Jo thanked Jesus.  At the Brewers game, Jesus Aguilar had no comment.

Howie Kendrick – Sounds headed to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Aw, poor Howie, I’m playing the world’s smallest violin strung with the world’s smallest hamstrings just for him.

Bartolo Colon – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.14, which is also his weight.

Freddie Freeman – Aiming to return July 9th.  I love how exact return dates are from teams and, ya know what, they are always such BS.  It’s like teams are pathological liars.  “How much was your car?”  “$26,499.”  “For a 2005 Kia?”  “Maybe it was $700.”  Teams should have Jon Lovitz give out their news update.  “Freeman’s gonna be back on July 9th….At 3 PM…Wearing a mariachi hat and playing a kazoo….Yeah, that’s the ticket.”

  1. Curious George Springer says:
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    Man, the boss is on a roll. 24 dingers already. What a beast.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: wouldn’t that be amazing if GS dressed up like the man in the yellow hat?

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic write-up, man.

    a. Loved the Joaquin Andujar reference. Saw Andujar in the box score and thought he was Andujar’s son or at least a related cousin/nephew! Prolly is.

    b. Loved the King Felix blurb, actually more like Queen Felix. Before Kelly’s HR off Hernandez, I was playing around with his name vis-a-vis his batting average – 0.190!!! So, before the HR, I say to his face as I’m watching the game….’Come on, Ty! At least try! Hey, cool name. ‘(At least try) Ty Kelly!’ And then he hit the HR to right which knocked in Knapp (who???) who (stutterer) got on base to lead off the 4th INN with an infield single to second! When Nava got the hit, I was with you totally per your blurb. If a guy can’t pitch at home (in a pitcher’s park) versus a pathetic team like the Phils (sure they can surprise at any time, like when Altherr struck out with men on the corners and NONE out AND after four straight hits off Queen Felix) then he ain’t worth a 30-pound bag of corn.

    b. Dropped Porcello after his start yesterday. Same intel as above….if you can’t beat your opponent at home. There is not much out there that’s good – to wit? I put in a waiver claim to pick up Barraclough to drop Porcello!! That’s sad, man. But I’m happier without Porcello.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 29

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Thailand across Laos into the mountains of Vietnam to the drop zone. You’ll be flying a ceiling of 250 feet when you bail out. – Think you can you handle it?’

    Rambo: ‘- Try.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Since you’re going in solo, you’ll rely on more equipment than ever before. And use it. Don’t try the blood-and-guts routine. Let technology do most of the work. I want you to try to forget the war. Remember the mission. – The old Vietnam’s dead.’

    Rambo: ‘- Sir, if I’m alive, it’s still alive, isn’t it?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You may find this hard to believe, but all this is for you. Impressed?’

    Murdock: ‘Besides monitoring devices, you’ll get all the ultramodern equipment we have to insure your safety. You can feel totally safe. We have the world’s most advanced weapons available.’

    Rambo: ‘I’ve always believed the mind is the best weapon.’

    Murdock: ‘- Times change.’

    Rambo: ‘- For some people.’

    Murdock: ‘Don’t let me interrupt, Colonel.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Upon insertion, call into base camp on Transat, then proceed to Hawk September to rendezvous with your contact, indigenous agent Co Bao.’

    Murdock (whispering to Trautman): ‘Is he listening?’

    Rambo: ‘Indigenous agent Co Bao.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante Galic: A. Maybe didn’t find any mention of it anywhere B. About time! C. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. There were two ‘b’s!!! You didn’t respond to both ‘b”s!!! Am totally joking!

        b. Knapp is so anonymous this year in most leagues he’s been mentioned I think twice the whole season here on this hallowed site!

        c. Btw, Knapp means ‘just enough’. Like how much material do you need to just cover this hole – knapp!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          A. Allergic to B’s B. Haha, yup C. Exactly!

  3. Fister Furbush says:
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    Edwin Diaz has been a real disappointment this season(obviously). Cool fastball bro…but it’s too bad that your 5.46 Fip and 4.35 BB/9 aren’t going to cut it.
    His closing duties aren’t in much trouble yet, but Cishek is likely the heir to throne and Pazos has the stuff to close out games (3.00 ERA/ 1.15 WHIP/ 96 MPH fastball).

    Never let anyone ever tell you that being a Mariners fan doesn’t induce agony.

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @Grey: Bahahaha. That’s just cruel, G.

  4. Dave says:
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    What’s the size of the leash on Tom Murphy? 1/20 to start. 2 catcher league, yahoo keeper points. Maxwell, Cervelli, Barnes, Chrinos, are all available, but none really intrigue me. I have Sanchez as my other.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dave: I’d give him a while as your 2nd catcher..He has the most upside ……Coors

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Dave: Had the same question with the same guys available on the wire haha – though Hedges is my C1 (not Sanchez).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Agree with F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Chirinos is available? Oh, just switch

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Uh-oh, Chirinos!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Uh-oh, Chirinos!

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      @Dave: Same question….2 Catcher 14-team league. I have Alex Avila on my bench and started Murphy and Russell Martin only to watch Avila hit a HR against my Royals. Ugh. Should I keep Murphy on the bench until he heats up? I’ve tried shopping Avila…

  5. Big league choo says:
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    Dynasty league, need a fill in at Middle infidel

    De Jong, Eduardo escobar, Adam Frazier, galvis, ketel, pearce

  6. Mike says:
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    Would you hang on to Holliday? My teams offense is struggling so picking up a hot bat would be nice…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Depends on league size and options but I’d say you can move on

    • Grey

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      @Mike: I wouldn’t in most leagues

  7. Ricky says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Getting tired of Trevor story’s bullshit. Should I drop him or conforto for Villar? He’s my only eligible SS.

    Worth dropping either of them or Cameron Maybin for Starling Marte?

    Thanks for your time!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Ricky: I finally dropped him this week and it felt good. Do it!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ricky: I’d hold…Villar hasn’t been anything to write home about either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ricky: Agree with F

  8. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Which side would you want, Thames for Tanaka, Nola and Polanco? Is it close?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: Thames for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: It’s close, prolly hold Thames, but could see the other side if need is pitching

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Here in Israel still reading your stuff and having to get used to the time zones. Anyway:
    10 team , h2h, standard 5 categories
    Rest of season who do you like?
    1) Bour or Trey Mancini
    2) Odor or Gennett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Nice! Enjoy the trip! Bour… Odor

  10. Lucas says:
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    Wonderful write-up Grey!

    Drop C taylor for Andujar? In a deep mixed league?

  11. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey sir.

    Well. Things just got worse with Bryant’s ankle and Melancon’s melanconlyness. I’m at a loss.

    So, Healey or the HOU guy Bregman (or Bergman, you know the one) to fill in for Bryant? I’m thinking Healey for the short term.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Healy for me

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Nice. Thanks JeF.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Done. Time to get this season turned around!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s turn it around, together!

  12. Scrapski says:
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    The Joaquin Dread

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        The walking dead….The Joaquin dread!!!

        God, do you need everything explained to you like when Spicer has to do it? J/k!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Haha, I never saw it

  13. Mike in Busan says:
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    As a Jays fan, I completely am with you on the Saunders news. Hell, why don’t we find a way to get Brett freaking Lawrie back in the fold at this point?

  14. RobMac says:
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    Great stuff, Grey, as usual.

    Puig was just dropped in my league (11 team roto, Avg and OBP categories).

    Drop Carlos Santana for Puig or hold? I’ve been waiting for Santana to do his usual second half heating up thing but hasn’t happened yet…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RobMac: Puig will frustrate you just as much

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Laughed so hard at that Healy blurb.

    Don’t think this rolls off the tongue, but “Jesus Doesn’t Walk”? (Pronounced the Latin American way of course).

    Catcher Question – Tom Murphy, Chrinos, or Maxwell as your C2?

    Thanks!

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    Hitters from the D R are basically Gilligans island bats. Stuck there half a lifetime until they come out their shoes swinging.

    If only Gilligan picked up a 34″ sized branch and swung his way off the island instead of trying to repair the S-Grey Minnow

    Thanks for all the write ups. Been Hot smotatoing all the way from worst to first over the last 6 weeks

  17. MJP says:
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    Funny as always!

    Need your help choosing 4 of these guys to fill my UTIL and bench. Can you rank in order?

    Yahoo 7×7 H2H +BB, +OPS

    T.Story, Y.Puig, J.Gallo, D.Peralta, J.Villar, B.Zimmer, Cargo, Odor, Cargo, C.Davis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Thanks! Odor, Story, Peralta

  18. Fabsy says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for the awesome morning read.

    Mazara or Souza in Categories 6×6 OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fabsy: Thanks! Souza

  19. Armchair QB says:
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    Standard roto keeper league – I’m killing everyone in pitching, but could use a MI boost. SP are Carrasco, Martinez, McCullers, Pineda, Peacock. Which would you try to trade? And what MI bats might you target? AVG is my worst category

      • Big Ballers says:
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        @Grey: I assume that means you think Doz will start heating up soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are you thinking?

          • Armchair QB says:
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            @Grey: With average being my weakest area, Doz seemed like an unlikely target – wasn’t sure if you saw peripherals that indicated he’d been unlucky thus far

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He did hit 40 HRs in the 2nd hald last year thought it might be a try thing

  20. Armchair QB says:
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    Betts or Rizzo in dynasty obp?

  21. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Trade my benintendi for Robbie Ray in a 5×5 keeper league – good deal or could I get more?

  22. Kas says:
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    That line about John Lackey, “He should be put down like his equestrian ancestry.” Hahahaha!!!!

    What a line!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Haha

  23. NJ JN says:
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    Longoria for my Schebler? I have Frazier floundering…thanks.

  24. Hanklongball says:
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    Would you deal Benintendi/Betances for Carlos Martinez? OF is Harper, Betts, Benintendi, McCutchen, Peralta, Marte (standard 3 Of and 1 UTIL) and staff is Yu, McCullers, Samardzjia, Sonny Gray, Peacock.

    Thanks, as always!

  25. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    12 team league
    With Starling Marte coming back on July 18th approx., would you offer Carlos Santana for Marte?

    C-Realmuto
    1b-Encarnacion
    2b-Schoop
    3b-Arenado
    SS- Segura
    OF-Dickerson, Thames, C. Santana
    UTL – Miguel Cabrera
    BN – Brantley

    Thanks!

  26. WNWDOTCOM says:
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    Hey Razzballers! I’m in first place in my 12-team H2H each category league but I lack an ace and feel like if I do not acquire one, it’s going to be an uphill battle to try and take home the championship. I have streamed two-start pitchers all year and while effective, I’d like to have that one dominant guy that can hold down WHIP and ERA, while delivering 7-10 Ks each time out. I was hoping for some ideas about potential trades I could make. Here’s my offensive squad:

    C Willson Contreras
    1B Joey Votto
    2B Ian Happ
    3B Josh Donaldson
    SS Manny Machado
    MI Jose Peraza
    CI Jedd Gyorko
    OF1 Bryce Harper
    OF2 Mookie Betts
    OF3 Aaron Judge
    OF4 Carlos Gomez
    OF5 Keon Broxton
    UTIL Tommy Pham
    BENCH Mallex Smith
    DL Aaron Hicks

    So far, I’ve tried unsuccessfully to move Mookie Betts for Kershaw, Max Scherzer or Chris Sale. The Alex Wood owner also has Mad Bum and I thought I could move a stud for both of them. Any ideas? Thanks guys!

    • Cram It says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Try Judge instead? Maybe get 2 next tier guys? C-Mart, Mccullers, Archer etc

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: I like the Cullers and Wood ideas – they are elite arms who may still be viewed as “just really good”. In H2H though, they also have the largest risk of not being around by playoff time.

        • WNWDOTCOM says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM: @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks guys for the input. It seems like it’s harder to trade outfielders because it’s such a deep position. I just proposed Josh Donaldson and Mallex Smith for Mad Bum and Alex Wood. Do you all think that’s a fair deal?

          If I can’t get that, I may go down to the next tier, it’s just difficult considering the make-up of my team. I have studs and then border waiver wire guys. I don’t really have anything in-between, which makes it more difficult without getting studs for studs.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @WNWDOTCOM: You’re asking for too much… Does the guy with Bum and Wood want to give away all his pitching?

          • Cram It says:
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            @WNWDOTCOM: Try a stud OF for a next tier SP and a replacement OF. There’s a lot of ways to go but you’re not going to get an ace without giving up a stud.

  27. Branta says:
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    Grey, you’re a handsome man, but I don’t get your advocating for Chris Carter’s return. Did you watch him (try to) hit? He looked more lost than a Malaysian airliner. Those are still topical, right? Maybe it’s the Yankee fan in me talking, but good riddance. Bird being out for the year again sucks, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Ha, I guess, don’t see how Romine is a thing and Austin is not better than Carter

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Realize I just said Romine and Austin, but I was using two different last names

        • Branta says:
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          @Grey: At least you didn’t throw in a Tyler and Tyler (Wade and Austin).

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So confusing!

  28. enrique says:
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    Hello Grey:

    How would you rank Ender, Reddick, and Domingo Santana in the near-term?

    Yonder or Mooreland?

    (Both questions are for 14- or 15-team redraft leagues with slightly more need for speed than power)

    And which scenario is more likely (1) Villar starts to get more solid AB as Sogard cools down and he (Villar)ends up with around 25SBs, 8 or 10 homers, and hits around .275 after the ASB, or (2) for most of the rest of the season Villar starts a couple games a week and mostly comes in as a pnich hitter or runner and 2016 starts to look like a mirage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: That ranking — Yonder if healthy — Villar takes over and gets 25 SBs

  29. lwomack58 says:
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    I. Happ, Souza or Reddick? Thank you

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        How about Happ vs Reddick? It’s a bench bat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reddick

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:
            thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  30. Zeus. says:
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    Calling Lackey a horse face is an insult to Sarah Jessica Parker. He’s more of a warthog face

    So I am almost two months into my mustache experiment. Coming in nicely but I would love tips from the lothario himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus.: I’m so proud of you!

  31. Tony Berkman says:
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    Nothing on Margot?

  32. No Name says:
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    12 teamer, H2H, in third place and playoffs late August is the focus. Ten hitting cats, must play 5 OF plus utility. Good news Freeman back soon(?). Pujols has tested my well honed patience – and I am not sure he contributes come August. No luck with trading him for obvious reasons. My team listed below.

    1. Do I hold?
    2. Drop him for Strickland or Vizcaino thinking they are closers come playoff time?
    3. Drop him for Gennett (Cozart back soon hurt him?), Markakis, Bregman, Marwin, Grandy

    C- Realmuto
    CI – Freeman, Lamb, Seager
    MI – Rizzo, Harrison, Simmons
    OF – Conforto, Schebler, Melky, Dyson, Maybin, Owings ( playing MI now)
    Util – LoMo or Pujols
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Severino, Faria, Taillon, Happ (streamer spot)
    RP – Holland, Maurer,
    DL – Melancon

  33. Eric Jenike says:
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    Is Conforto droppable in shallow league?

  34. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, 6×5 including obp with 3 OF and 2 Util. I’m currently 2 over my roster limit and need to lose 2 people. Which 2 would you lose?

    C – Sal Perez
    1b – Goldy, Smoak, Abreu, Hosmer, Alonso
    2b – Odor, Villar
    3b – Arenado
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Judge, Sano, Keon Broxton, Souza, Conforto, Trout

    SP – Matz, Zack Godley, Samardzija, Porcello, Pineda, Alex Wood, Taillon, Quintana, Peacock
    RP – Addison Reed, Jim Johnson

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!! Porcello is def getting the axe.

        I was trying to decide between Souza and Alonso. Alonso has a higher ranking on the ROS player rater than Souza does. But Alonso has gone into a nosedive. I’m assuming you like Souza better for the rest of the season than Alonso?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Souza a bit better, but he’ll get injured too at some point

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Ok thanks! I’ll have to make room for Trout soon so Souza may be on the block at that point.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, cool

  35. Oppo Taco says:
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    Broxton or Car Gomez

    Car Gomez or Mazara? Thanks!

  36. Walker Toma says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In desperate need for saves and the trade market has been a bit quiet. Can you rank the following late inning guys in order of ROS saves? Thanks!

    Neris
    Doolittle
    Kela
    Rosenthal
    Soria
    Cishek
    Taylor Rogers
    Boxburger

      • Armchair QB says:
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        @Grey: Where does J Johnson fall in this list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1st

  37. Who ya got ROS? Folty or Jon Gray?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Synyster:
      Gray

  38. ryanoger says:
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    1. JBJ over Peralta and Reddick?

    2. Who gets the boot first Haniger or Conforto?

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    Seriously, is it time to cut Thames yet? I got my eye on a new pair of those Healys.

      • joeg414 says:
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        @OaktownSteve:
        Whata think of Maxwell ?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @joeg414:

          Have to get more tape on him but he has shown a couple of things I really like in a second catcher in two catcher leagues. First, he’s on the good side of the platoon so he should see enough ABs not to kill you completely in counters but still get the split advantage. In addition to the platoon splits it looks like he’s got a little bit of hit in him. I like for my second catcher not to be a serious average drain.

          Good contact rates. He looks to me like he’s got a pretty good path to the ball and he’s going to be able to control the strike zone. Good hand eye, for lack of a better way of saying it. Looks like 10 homers would be towards the upper end of his potential outcome range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Could see you grabbing Healy

  40. Ollie says:
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    RoS, Lackey or Porcello?

    6×6 OPS/TB, H2H, 12 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ollie: Neither? Porcello

      • Ollie says:
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        @Grey:

        Ahah yeah. Trying to decide who I drop for Gray’s return. I traded Santana for Porcello a couple weeks ago, so I feel like I’m a bit more invested with him, but at least Lackey had to two decent starts before last night? Definitely some bottom of the barrel stuff here haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can drop a guy you traded for, no one cares

  41. OaktownSteve says:
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    I own Luis Castillo and I can say without hesitation that Luis Castillo is really more of a light hitting middle infielder type of name.

    Yesterday with guys on first and second and a 2-0 count, Keon Broxton swung at an 98 MPH fastball that was a foot outside and in the dirt. Not a breaking pitch. A fastball. Broxton has the third highest swinging K% in the league and the Brewers as a team have 5 in the top 30 in that category. All this goes to say, the Brewers looked like an ideal match up for Castillo.

    I’m not sure what in the heck to make of Castillo’s minor league numbers. The BB rate you mention came over 150 or so innings in high A where he was around 2 per nine but during that same stretch his K% was roughly 6.7/9.

    He really does not look like he’s going to gain command any time soon. His mechanics are pretty wonky. He’s got a lot of torque to generate the velocity and he’s really jerking that front side which is making his arm slot very inconsistent.

    Check out these two charts side by side. The first is Castillo and the second in Kluber (poster child for consistent release). Scroll down to the third chart. Look at how Kluber’s release scatter looks like a black hole and Castillo’s looks like a nebula. Another thing to note is that all Kluber’s pitches are clustered together where as with Castillo you can see a difference between the blue change up dots and the red fastball dots. His arm is higher and tighter on average with the fastball which may lead to hitters being tipped to the pitch type.

    http://pitchfx.texasleaguers.com/pitcher/622491/
    http://pitchfx.texasleaguers.com/pitcher/446372/

    There’s no question that you’re interested when a guy is hitting 99 but I think he’s going to be very much a work in progress. He’s not going to be pitch efficient and MLBers can catch up to that fastball. Especially when it’s not well located. There are going to be days like yesterday, especially against the free swingers, but there are going to be plenty of 3.2 IP 5 ER 5 BB days ahead as well I think.

    Cautious in redraft. I am holding him in dynasty for now.

    • ryanoger says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Give this guy a column already, OTS, thanks man!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @ryanoger:

        Kicked tires with Grey a few times. I’m too flaky to do it fo’ reals. Thanks for reading though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Great stuff, Oaktown! Can’t argue with any of it… I almost wonder if he doesn’t become a thing in the bullpen a year or two down the line

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking the same thing about him. Possibly Raisel II

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I kinda wish someone would take the concept of middle relievers as spot in rotation and run with it… Every fifth day you just throw a guy that can go 3 IP, then a guy that goes 2 IP then three guys that can go one and closer

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            The Cubs were pretty close with Montgomery and Eddie Butler their first few times through but they have extended them a little.

            It is a fair amount of extra mileage on the bullpen arms.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              These bullpen arms are used so often anyway, I’d like to see one team do it for s’s and g’s, I think it could work

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: @OaktownSteve: I watched his first start against the Nats. His control is just too awful.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Aw, bums

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Good stuff. More of this please. Dedicated comment readers appreciate your comment mini-columns.

  42. bigbear says:
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    Who’s starting Pineda @ Houston (against McCullers)? I think I’ll pass…

  43. Bob says:
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    Lol, B. Snell… you were hoping for the second coming of J. Berrios. To be honest, I asked the judge for a 15 minute recess so that I could proceed to the bathroom to “kick my own ass” (a la Jim Carrey) for forgetting to pick him back up after dropping him. Then “Snell” happened all over the place and I strutted out of there like nothing ever happened. What???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Haha

  44. Abe Froman says:
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    Keep Snell or Faria in a keep forever league?

  45. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Braves should set up a robo caller to ping Brian Cashman every hour:

    “CONGRATULATIONS…you’re eligible to acquire (pause and change of voice) Matt Adams..”

    • William Hung says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And for every other GM “Any other player not named Freddie Freeman”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Haha, Freeman’s gonna play third, didn’t you hear?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Braves: Freddie do you think you can play third base?
        Freddie: I know where it is.
        Braves: Good enough!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I heard it was his idea. Are you listening Asdrubal Cabrera?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Somebody needs to listen!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Cram It:

          Cabrera needs to put some gay slur bandaids under his eyes to complete the metamorphosis.

  46. Shitwolf says:
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    Don’t feel bad about snell man he fooled me also… I started him over matz in a weekly league for the k upside and was like look at those stellar AAA numbers… He’s back on the ww now

  47. Hurling darvishes says:
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    How would you rank these pitchers ROS? Cueto, stroman, quintana. Also, what are your thoughts on barreto ros? Can he be a top15 ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hurling darvishes: You ranked them, search site for thoughts on Barreto, nothing’s changed

  48. Ehard says:
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    Ketel or Barreto? I need a SS like I need a BJ as a married man…desperately.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Ehard:

      Can’t say for sure but the way things are…um…blowing, looks like Barreto is likely to be sent back down at some point when Pinder comes back. Unless he goes bonkers and plays his way into a permanent roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ehard: Barreto for now

  49. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

    Springer for Benintendi and Kyle Tucker

    Which side wins?

    Springer for Starling Marte

    Which side wins?

  50. Dommattingly says:
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    Drank one too many Rainiers last night and dropped Ender for Maeda. Did I pay too much?!

  51. The Great Knoche says:
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    You know that feeling when your team is floundering in an RCL to stay within range, and you look at the roster of the guy in first and he has 106 points, has only made 30 moves and has 6 guys on the DL on his team including Trout. I do.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Team Dingerz.

        Daniel Murphys Porn stash

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll make sure Truss is not colluding with them

  52. Slimcompoop says:
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    Rendon – 254/76/42/15/48/44/4/.404/.551
    Arenado – 316/93/50/15/61/24/2/.346/.547

    You had him higher than anyone else this past year. I still think Arenado has a two-week hitting barrage in him that will create a little separation, but dude’s been awesome. Just Saying!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: And Rendon didn’t hit for three weeks of April

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Where do you think Rendon is ranked next year? 25-to-30 range?

        P.S. What’s your favorite RTJ song?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know RTJ as well as I should, I listen to them, but after about a song it fades into the background, All My Life and Close Your Eyes are the only ones I know — No idea with Rendon, maybe 40

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Your a busy dude, but you need to get well-versed with RTJ. So good. I would start with their 2nd album and then go to their 3rd. Save the debut album for later. A lot of good songs. El P and Killer Mike are unbelievable together. Trust the poop:)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have their 2nd, it’s the only one I even half-listen to… It’s not easy music to write to (from what I’ve found)

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                @Grey: I would imagine not!

  53. Jarrod says:
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    Starlin Castro and Carlos Santana for Rougy Odor and Chris Davis AL Only. Which side you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor side

  54. Zeus. says:
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    If you were looking for players who could have second half power surges who would you target? I think Gyorko could be one, any others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier?

      • Zeus. says:
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        @Grey: well dozier did it last year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He did!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Zeus.:

      Trumbo and Frazier…he said hopefully.

      • Zeus. says:
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        @OaktownSteve: arent they normally the opposite? great first halves and then cool down

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Zeus.:

          Hopefully it’s opposite year.

  55. Ronald says:
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    I was offered Miguel Sano ($1) keeper for Jean Segura ($1) and Eric Hosmer. Deal or no deal? I have Javier Baez and Orlando Arcia to replace Segura. I need RBIs. MY current 3rd baseman are Joey Gallo and Matt Davidson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ronald, I’d take Sano

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And please change team name to Sanold’s All-Stars

        • Ronald says:
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          @Grey: Right now I have Aaron Altherr. My team name is Altherrnative Facts. Honestly, he is my worst OF. I’ll probably be dropping him. It was a good ride for Altherr though.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Ronald:

            Solid name

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Ronald: Althernative Facts is hilarious!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  56. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Matt Adams or Yonder (if healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder, but he’s not

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’ll only miss a game or two at most according to Slusser. Might even be in this afternoon.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Actually he’s out of the line up. But didn’t sound like extended time off.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice, nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good news!

  57. joeg414 says:
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    J A Happ or Clevinger ?
    6×6 roto mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So many good choices! Happ!

  58. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Grey is God

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Greyest!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        …and the sky is Grey

  59. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Island Chopper = like the plane, but gets you out of the Caribbean flailing the bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will put it on the list

  60. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Matt Adams or Kendrys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  61. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Laughed more than I should have at equestrian ancestry, well played once again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  62. ryanoger says:
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    bench bat would you grab Reddick or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  63. Blah says:
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    You’re always good but this write-up was probably your best of the year, well done. That Seager blurb killed me. I also hope your wifey doesn’t read the write-up for your sake!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! haha

  64. henncoop says:
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    Great News on Freeman if true …I have him in all 3 of my $$ leagues

    Would you please rate the top 4 OF for ROS (or at least the next month) with no bias toward power vs speed needs:
    Mazara, Domingo, Rosario, Tapia, Grichuk, Pham, & Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Maz, Domingo, Margot

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: sorry I should mention it is a weekly league so less ABs dings their value

  65. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    J Montgomery, Straily, or Peacock for the ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  66. lwomack58 says:
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    I need to stream a couple of pitchers this weekend. Based on SON

    Wheeler vs Phi-SON has him at +14.8-Phil pitching Hellickson
    Montero vs Phil-SON rates him at +6.4-Phil pitching Pivetta

    Other choice are
    Dirkx @CHW-SON has him at -8.4
    Cotton vs Atl-Son has him at +6.9

    Which two would you go with?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, Montero

  67. Rock D says:
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    I know SON doesn’t like Bauer’s next start and you don’t recommend streaming him, but what do you think about him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s a home streamer

  68. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 team Roto – I have Avisail and Yonder, both now dinged up. I also have Freeman and Trout so no DL or bench space. I need steals and I’m considering dropping one for Keon or Michael Taylor. Make a move or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder for Keon

  69. Stephen Gesuele says:
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    my robertson and j wilson for jimmy nelson?

    have osuna, rivero and holland as other closers. staff is peacock, fair, jordan montgomery and severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  70. demribbies says:
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    In a keeper would you rather have Harper or Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  71. ryanoger says:
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    Trade JBJ for Robbie Ray I need more solid SPs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H cat Keeper (keep 12), limited moves
    Give: Yelich, Villar & Smoak, I Nova
    Get: McCullers & Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Fair, I’d hold

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        @Grey: I’m in a predicament where I’ve got 2 guys on the IR that I need to bring in so this Free’s up space. Combined with needing help on pitching.

  73. Earl says:
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    I am part of the ‘Cmon Odor, we paid alot to draft you’ club. I have been tempted several times to cut ties with him but have been stashing on bench most of time.

    What are your thoughts on Jon Gray for 2nd half? Is he a good target to pick up with high upside or just a middle of a rotation kind of guy. I know Ralph seems to have him ranked reasonably high.

    Thanks for opinions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sorry but Odor has 12 HRs and 9 SBs, it’s a 25 HR, 20 SB pace, if he was hitting .250 this wouldn’t be an issue… Average is fickle… Gray’s fine for Ks, ratios will be wonky

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: 2017 the year of wonky ratios, and fidget spinners. What’s worse for the youth of America? Only Mika’s face lift doctor knows!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  74. Shujun says:
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    You’re not the only one who fell for Snell yesterday…was going to let him ride the bench, but those Pirates splits against lefties were all too appealing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  75. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Trade alert!!!

    I was offered this and pulled the trigger:

    K/9 and S+H and OPS included in this league. My SP is pretty stacked

    My Dan Straily, Ivan Nova, Justin Wilson, and Bud Norris

    I get

    His Judge, Oh, Biagni (I dropped to activate Jon Gray), Clippard (dropped for Gregerson)

    I also managed to pick up Meada the other day and I own the following SP

    Paxton
    Maeda
    Archer
    Hamels
    Gray
    Lackey
    Happ
    Taillion
    Cole
    Nola

    Giles
    Oh
    Bush
    Gregerson

    78 total moves (makes no sense but that’s what the commish wanted)

    Lineup

    C – Castillo
    1B – Edwin
    2B – Happ
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Taylor
    OF – Blackmon
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Bellinger
    UTIL – Judge
    UTIL – M. Adams
    B – C. Santana

    Would you flip Judge for a Correia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  76. Pazz says:
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    Odor with a hit against Kluber and 2 stolen bases!!!! Am I dreaming?!??

    Have a fantasy dilemma now
    C Alivia
    1B Rizzo
    2B Murphy
    3B Machado
    SS Seager
    OF Stanton
    OF Desmond
    OF Kris Bryant
    UTL Zimmerman
    BN Odor ( I want to hold him but I have no room)
    BN Conforto
    BN Brantley
    DL Carlos Gonzalaz

    My pitching is pretty good
    this is a 12 team keeper and from trades this is what I have now my offense looks stacked but I was offered Odor for Mike Montgomery and I was all about it until I see posts saying people think he will heat up in July and now he has two bags against kluber… I just want Odor to be good. drafted him high
    Everyone in my league is telling me to drop him and i’ve considered it cause no room on my roster

    Now I have the trade offer Odor for Mike Montgomery, and I wouldnt even get Montgomerys start this week cause it would take two days

    • Pazz says:
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      @Pazz: I guess I need suggestions on roster moves a holds and drops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Odor’s only on a 25 HR, 20 SB pace

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Pazz: i’ll pull the reverse version of riding the broom that many fantasy players probably are actually self centered enough to actually believe in (similar to anybody who believes in “jinxes”). odor got that hit and those steals as i waivered him yesterday, the good luck (caused by me of course) just came one day late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto and Brantley are drops

  77. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    very accurate on cano and the SNL references.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  78. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    NICE!

  79. Righty says:
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    Hanley or C Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  80. tony says:
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    Kyle tucker or erick thames ina dynasty league, wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  81. birrrdy! says:
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    Waivers pickup… Schwing Hwang or Ketel “One” Marte? Need everything in a 5×5 NL only keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hwang

  82. Fugate says:
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    Ah, Joaquin. There’s a word in English that says it all. That word is “you never know”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  83. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Like everyone else, I’m getting crushed with injuries – C.Davis, Skaggs and Shoemaker in my DL slots – just lost Melancon and Chase Anderson yesterday as well so starting to think about trying to acquire some keepers while remaining competitive. I’m in a 15 team roto league, very competitive and intelligent owners. I’m thinking of offering the following deal to the team in 1st:

    I give: Cano, Bregman, Cespedes and Taillon (of those, only guy I’d keep would be Yo as a 5th)

    I get: Jose Ramirez (4th), Jake Lamb (14th), Cain and Manaea

    I’d be doing it to lock in Ramirez/Lamb as keepers but I’d still like to compete this year.

    With that limited info, what are your thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey and appreciate all the content!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  84. Eng says:
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    Grey,

    Thank you for another great daily from you. Would you start Jon Gray (a relation?) in Arizona tomorrow or is it mental to do so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I would start Gray, and pray

  85. H says:
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    Please rate ROS

    Krush Davis, Desmond, Benintendi. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did, but could go other ways depending on needs, they’re close

      • H says:
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        @Grey: I thought so, just needed an outside perspective. Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. dhouse42 says:
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    I picked up Desmond in a 12 team roto cats league even though I had 10th waiver position. Am I missing something, or should I just be happy?

    What are your thoughts on Jake Odorizzi and Jeff Hoffman in same format – should I hold on to them, or is either one droppable for a streaming spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be happy — forget those two SPs, stream

  87. lwomack58 says:
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    Drury or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  88. Shujun says:
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    Which side do you like better in a standard 12 team: Peraza, Bush, Montgomery, and Pomeranz or Segura and Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • Shujun says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you, Shujun

  89. Swfcdan says:
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    C-Dick or Thames going forward in a dynasty? Usual cats + OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Touch call, I’d likely go Thames

  90. OaktownSteve says:
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    I see a Gattis homer agin’ the A’s today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I enjoyed agin’

  91. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Yo, Grey! What’s up Pineda? Just got dropped in my 12 TM H2H league. Funny back story, in this same league I traded Pineda, HanRam, and Giles for Bryant. Dude already dropped HanRam and now Pineda. Great Success! Was thinking of claiming Pineda but still have Rodon on the DL so in essence I’d really have to make 2 moves. Was thinking about cutting Bregman and Neschek to add Pineda and activate Rodon. Thoughts? Whom do you like ROS Pineda or Peacock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Bregman and Neshek for them both… Pineda over Peacock

  92. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. I finally jettisoned Villar in a shallow league for Gyorko. Seems silly to hold a guy who doesn’t have a starting job for the forseeable future, and frankly I don’t see a huge turnaround ROS (though I think he gets that job back eventually).

    2. That picture of Duda posted above looks like if Joe Buck put on weight. And by Joe Buck, I mean Voight in Midnight Cowboy, not the pompous, mediocre sportscaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, sucks 2. HA

  93. hondo says:
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    Schwarber on waivers.Put in claim dropping Zunino?1 catcher H2h 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah,I was tweaking.That team is just so stacked I guess I can’t use it for my daily OCD fix anymore.Had to trade Manae for Odor because I have too much pitching and he was my~ #5 or 6.WTF?
        Too bad about the rest of my teams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  94. OaktownSteve says:
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    Altherrnative Facts and The Audacity of Schoop are two of the best new Razzhandles I’ve seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are very solid

  95. The Redd Mist says:
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    Bour or Hosmer when I need average and counting stats most.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  96. William Hung says:
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    Looks like we are in for a rough Peacock start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damnit

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: He’s bending but not breaking… yet… he’s gotta end those BBs though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

    • mrs. featherbottom says:
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      @William Hung: He’s got a no-no through 3!

      • William Hung says:
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        @mrs. featherbottom: 4 BBs – and a high pitch count… hopefully he can squeeze through 6. Astros batters getting unlucky with Gossett so far – Joyce straight up robbed Reddick of a HR

        • mrs. featherbottom says:
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          @William Hung: Right? I was commenting in jest – kind of reminds me of C-Mart’s start a few weeks ago – when he had a no-no with something like 10ks and 10BBs through 5 ip.

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Hung’s got his hope pants on.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: escaped with a 5 IP 1 run start and the lead… hope works

  97. Nitro says:
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    What do you think of trading E. Thames for J. Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  98. Oppo taco says:
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    Would you flip Gio Gonzalez/Mazara for trumbo ROS? Or too much. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  99. Something's Cookin' says:
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    Grey,

    I have Conforto and he is a bit redudant right now. Plus weekly league so him sitting at all is a major negative

    Which of these guys is fair value for him? OPS Keeper league

    Scherzer
    Kluber
    Greinke+Wood

    Lastly, which side do you prefer:

    Conforto + Beltre

    Lamb

    • Something's Cookin' says:
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      @Something’s Cookin’: Just saw you said Conforto is a drop in an earlier comment? Just concerned about his injury?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s hitting nothing in the last month and injured

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not getting these SPs for him…. Maybe Wood –Lamb

  100. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Thought I’d see something about the Yankee call-up Fowler on here – read that he should be seeing some regular time with the OF injuries. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was called up today so in tomorrow’s post

      • mrs. featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I know – just expected to see like a bunch of comments regarding him. How have things been?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Things have been good, I don’t think he’s much of a thing, do you?

          • mrs. featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Nice! Not particularly- but rookie nookie

  101. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H OPS/QS.

    Would you trade away Judge for C.Sale if you had this team?

    C-Schwarb
    1B-EE
    2B-Altuve
    3B-Sano
    SS-Andrelton
    OF- Judge,Cruz, M.Adams
    UTIL- Bour, Haniger

    BN-Conforto, Broxton, B.Zimmer

    SP- deGrom, CMart, A.Wood, Tanaka, J.Nelson, Peacock, Manaea,Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  102. herschel says:
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    I grew up in St Louis in the ’80s. Juaqin Andujar was the first non-white or black person i remember being aware of. Must have been good times in that clubhouse….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  103. MJP says:
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    All else being equal (my hitting and pitching are pretty even) would you trade CMART for MIGGY straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Fun historical fact: When Josh Reddick’s family first came to this country their original last name was Chappedpenis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. El Guapo says:
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    18 team/roto: I need a “cheap” 1B, whit power and RBI… Can you please rank in order: Smoak, Shaw and Bour. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit power? is that an alt right thing? Smoak, Shaw…

  106. Ralphy says:
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    H2H league and I was offered Kershaw and Syndegard for McCullers and Darvish. I am leaning towards no but I am concerned about how much McCullers will be used down the stretch. What do you think?

    • Ralphy says:
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      BTW I am leaning on countering with Bellinger for Kershaw. It seems like I would be selling Bellinger at his ceiling. Pitching is think in this league and there are decent bats on the WW.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fine, I don’t think you need Kershaw with those other arms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could work out, I’d hold

      • Ralphy says:
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        Thanks Grey! Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. My UZI weighs a TON says:
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    Drop King Felix for Jon Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – I’m realizing it’s probably time to move on from my $0 Austin Meadows in my 12 team keep-7 league (weekly lineups, 7 bench, no minor league reserve).

    Who would you prioritize grabbing in lieu of Meadows?

    Tapia (I share the obsession + COL has 7 home games against bad pitching, plus he could end up keepable)

    Taylor (likely going for more FAAB than I would spend)

    Scooter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia for now

  109. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank Hernan Perez, Schoop, Drury, Scooter, Gyorko.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Perez, depends on needs

  110. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Looking for the better part time utility bats. Which two are best, thoughts?
    Suarez
    ODB
    Chisenhall
    Pederson
    Dyson
    Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson, Dyson

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: can only pick up one and am rostering Suarez and odb. Who would you drop and who would you pick up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pederson

          • bobbo says:
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            @Grey: sorry to be that guy, but… would you drop suarez or odb to pick up Pederson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              ODB

  111. Crime Dog says:
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    Another great write up….guy in my league really wants McCullers from me. I could spare pitching and use hitting. He offered me Posey, I feel like that’s not enough. Is Cespedas too much to ask….although not sure I’d do that anyways, screw the mets, he’ll get injured again. Anywyas…I just wanna gauge what caliber bat McCullers should garner if you can just throw out some names, much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yoenis, that sounds about right, a low end #1 OF

  112. Matthew Lehman says:
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    which side – beltre & c santana or braun & healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  113. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Conforto for Joc or Grichuk? I also have Piscotty who is boring me to death. Does he get dropped too or do you see a turnaround coming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  114. Joel

    Papa Jean Segura says:
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    My cano for Berrios and matt carpenter? Or try to hold 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  115. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5x5roto, 10tm. In first by 5 saves and 3rd is about 12 back. My closers are kintzler, Reed, Iglesias, and Britton on DL. Would ya trade Iglesias for king Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. Gregarious says:
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    Is Paxton an overpay for Dee Gordon (assuming I need speed)?

    SPs would be carrasco, mccullers, cole, berrios, faria, newcomb….with madbum and thor on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Gregarious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man…working overtime! Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you!

  117. lwomack58 says:
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    Joe Ross has 3 good starts recently. Would you stream him vs Mets n Lugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    oh sweet god i looked at an AL only team i have i could’ve kept 3 out of correa (1st), springer (2nd), duffy (17th), miggy (2nd). man springer/correa sounds like a monster rather than the correa/miggy i have now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: for future years i couldn’t have kept either of miggy or springer as a 2nd rounder along with correa. it’s by last year’s ADP numbers, so for 2018 i could only have one of correa/springer, unless i traded for a 1st round pick, and i’m a good team so i doubt i would’ve been able to pull that one off. it’s a 4 OF league so i’d rather stick with correa, MUCH thinner FA of MI description than OF. other than correa (1st) i still have all of these to pick 2 from at this year’s ADP prices, segura/trumbo/mancini (CHEAP)/rhodney dangerfield/fisher/zimmer/peacock/clevinger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  119. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Joc, Taylor, Maybin, Peralta, Souza, Haniger, T. Frazier, Ender

    If you had to choose, which 2 would you DROP from this bunch?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Taylor

  120. Kutty says:
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    Yo unkie grey would a fellow player like ya self trade severino/moncada/schleber for a Bryant/Peraza ?(redraft league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  121. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    as smart as the LAD have been with their pitchers WTF are they doing with ceager, now missed like 7 or 8 days in a row but no DL stint

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know ugh

  122. mrbaseball says:
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    3B prospect, Miguel Andujar (3-for-4, 4 RBIs, and a steal – I read he was send down – Kind of wierd
    Do you think the reason was he did not hit a grand slam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perhaps

  123. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Give nova to get Britton and one of Cahill or Morton if you need saves and Ks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  124. Joeg414 says:
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    One Catcher , but Deep League .
    M. Pina , Maxwell, or Hedges
    6×6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Actually I do own him I’ll give him a few more days , can’t take Avg

  125. The Great Knoche says:
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    2nd day in a row a pitcher goes 5IP with 6 BBs and 2 Hits. Luckily Peacock had the As and not the Yanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  126. philip hammond says:
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    What do you think of Machado ROS? I’m in a 20 team keeper, and I’m close to the top. We have holds and walks (for batters) so SPs are even less valuable, but would you trade Machado for Yu, Dee Gordon and DeGrom.? I think I can get lucky and make up 8 or 9 points in either pitching or hitting.
    What happens to poor old Matt Adams when FreeMan comes back (yay Freeman is playing 3rd really)?
    Thanks for all of this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman is going to play 3B… I think Machado could have a big 2nd half, the trade is fair tho

      • philip hammond says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, even in a 20 team league, I’ve been very good using the streamonator. Now I’ll just have to put some work in on the hittertron.

  127. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    added andujar but now finding out that was a closed door but i’ve never understood how a door was a jar…. either way in AL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases added which is best add while still waiting on chapman to be back, i have:
    C avila
    1B miggy
    2B segura
    ss correa
    3B mostsuckass
    CI andujar
    MI hanson (yeah there’s NO starters in FA, pennington was similar option with no upside)
    OF (4) k.davis/trumbo/mancini/cargo 2
    util (1) zimmer
    BN chisenhall
    NA fisher
    DL chapman

    options:
    brugman (move mancini to CI)
    chirinos (he’s played 3 days in a row for some reason, could move avila to CI)
    fowler (appears to be the RF starter till holliday is back against righties, would have to use low ass waiver and no guarantee i get him, esp as a NYY media centered player, not in yahoo as they are cunts)
    kennys (back to shitty and plays at most every other day)
    valbuena (for the 6th or so time)
    soler (still terrible in only 8 at bats but contrary to depthcharts has played twice in a row even against a righty today)
    marisnick (is actually playing enough since the 24th to get mentioned)
    mahtook (is playing with presley out)

    2. stash devers over fisher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler 2. Sure

  128. Dommattingly says:
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    10 team H2H on ESPN

    C- Grandal
    1B – Bellinger, Hosmer, Bour
    2B- Kipnis, Scooter, Odor
    SS- Correa
    3B- Machado, T.Frazier, Rendon
    OF- Springer, Judge, Bruce, Souza, Marte

    SP- Archer, G.Cole, Samardzija, Gio, Manaea, J.Nelson, Happ, Maeda
    RP- Holland, Iglesias, Chapman.

    DL- Thor

    Anyone to drop for Ender or D.Fowler…THANKS!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender over Marte

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    THIS was the shit we needed, maybe villar stays in lineup over sogard coming up here. sogard was pulling a reverse rutledge’s last year in COL (or last year’s delino), where rutledge had the worst BABIP in entire league and lost his job due to it, sogard right now is hitting .339 when he should be hitting .263 with little power, and i’m guessing that continues to fall, both in BABIP and actual AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  130. herschel says:
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    Tomorrow’s Headline?

    GIVE ME THE MOTHERFUCKING GUN, TREA

    tough loss…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, effin sucks

  131. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league…batter for the next three games and potentially more

    Maybin: Gaviglio, Miranda, Paxton
    Broxton: Volquez, Koehler, Straily
    D Santana: Volquez, Koehler, Straily
    Souza: @Tillman, @Bundy, @Gausman
    Pederson: @Richard, @ n/a, @Chacin

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

  132. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    Trea Turner broken right wrist out indefinitely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  133. Brett says:
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    Trying to determine who I should trade on my staff? Can you rank these pitchers for me:
    Fulmer, Tailon, Nelson, Nova, Jon Gray, Peacock, Meada

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Nelson

  134. Peter Pyper says:
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    What do you make of Trey Mancini??? Is he the real deal????

    He’s tearing it up and seems to be overshadowed by Judge and Bellinger….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a solid power bat

      • Peter Pyper says:
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        @Grey:

        Will he be a top 50 keeper for next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be

  135. goodfold2 says:
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    something just happened to fatt adams (who’s been very useful in deep leagues since joining ATL) on a K. he wasn’t hit so i’m guessing oblique.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  136. Brett says:
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    Ok need help. Keeper auction league we keep 5. Trying to determine if it’s time to sell. 12 teams 6×6 daily roto with holds and ops the extra categories. Top 4 get $. Currently in 10th 30 points out of first and 13 points out of 4th. I love my team but they just haven’t performed so it’s hard to accept if it’s time to sell or should I hold steady with these guys. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    My Team:
    Sal Perez, Carlos Santana, Odor, Story, Bregman, Bellinger, Machado, Harper, Bryant, Benintendi, Haniger, Broxton, Mancini.
    DeGrom, Fulmer, Tailon, Nova, Nelson, Peacock, Maeda, Edwards Jr, Bradley, Will Harris, Giles, Bush
    DL: Duffy, Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team doesn’t look awful, what’s the problem? What categories are you hurting in? Help me help you

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: Please help me. My pitching took a while to get together with a lot of injuries so I’m trailing in K’s. Getting destroyed obviously in average, OPS and RBI. I also have Moncada on my bench as a $2 keeper.

  137. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    well that’s the end of my team in my biggest money h2h league, treat urner out (also hurts in 2 other deeper dynasty leagues a 16 and a 20), already had a fairly bad year with franco (dropped), story/c-sant/brocktune. at least till now i was good in steals each week. i was right at barely making playoffs WITH him, so i doubt even if he comes back i’m in good shape by that point anyway.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: so my 2nd rounder is gone for the 2nd time and my 3rd (braun) has missed a lot too. and story (4th) of course, hard to believe i’m even top 6 team really to this point.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  138. Joeg414 says:
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    Take a chance on any of theses:
    Gausman home vs TB
    A.Meyer @Min
    Miranda @LAA
    Deep 6×6 mixed roto
    I know not the best choices, but I Need to find something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, but they’re awful

  139. dtbran says:
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    Choice from
    Pineda @HOU
    Cueto @PIT
    Ray vsCOL
    Wood @LAA
    H2H I’m guessing start all but Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: Your take on Lamet? Still a streamer (not worth dropping Pineda for?)
        Thanks again

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @dtbran: he’s not gonna say drop pineda for lamet i’ll lay 12-1. unless your league is super shallow, in which case even if pineda is a drop (not likely) you’ll have better streamer options than holding a guy 5 full days till his next start.

        • William Hung says:
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          @dtbran: Yeah still a streamer – his walks could get out of control at any point

  140. William Hung says:
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    @Grey – do you recommend both Jon Gray @ ARI and Faria @ BAL tomorrow?

    I can potentially stream Sonny Gray v. Braves tomorrow too, but my drop would be Conforto. I have Berrios @ KC and Shark @ Pitt to end the week, so I’m trying to play the matchups as much as possible.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @William Hung: I wouldnt start either and would hold on Conforto.

  141. Stumanji! says:
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    You can’t walk your way off the island: Freedom Swinger?

  142. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, i think i found the FIRST TIME EVER i’ve been happy about that yahoo gonna yahoo b.s. with not having a bunch of prospects, i wanted to add fowler NYY today for AL only, but had to wait the required 3 or however many days for him to enter the system. i would’ve wasted a weekly move had i been able to do so. ok, so thank you yahoo.

  143. Ed Clinton says:
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    Grey how do I fix my dreadful team??? 12 Team H2H 7×7
    I’m 28.5 games out of first, and 11 games out of the playoffs (Currently in 9th)
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, XBH
    APP, W, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+H

    C- Avila
    1st – K Bryant
    2nd – J Harrison
    3rd – Arenado
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Benintendi, Cruz
    Util – D Santana, Myers
    BN – Kipnis, Haniger, Maybin

    Sp – Darvish
    SP – Hahn
    Sp – Ordizzi
    RP – Jensen
    RP – Albers
    P – Bush
    P – Edwards JR
    P – Neshek
    P – Meada
    P – Taillon
    BN – Straily, Pineda
    DL – Duffy

  144. Bill Brasky says:
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    Who is the better DL stash? Salazar or Chase Anderson?

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