The Twins organization removed one white glove, and smacked it across Miguel Sano‘s chubby cheek.  So disrespectful.  Not even Triple-A.  They demoted him to Single-A.  Not completely surprising.  Let’s recap Miguel Sano’s last few months.  He showed up at camp in shape.  Unfortunately, that shape was of a beach ball.  Coaches weren’t sure what to make of him, asking, “Are you ready to play?”  Sano put it into reverse to face the coach who questioned him, and his reverse lights came on but not his newly installed reversing truck beep, which sent him into a backspin, literally, for most of the spring.  Then, he came out of camp, looking ready to eat baseballs for dinner rather than his usual Triple-triple-double-triple-double-triple-single-triple meaty-meatburger, but that was short-lived, and he hit the DL towards the end of April with a hamstring injury.  At that point, Sano said, “If I had known I had a hamstring in my leg all this time, I would’ve eaten it.”  He then motioned for a tuxedoed waiter to pepper mill his leg, and asked for parmesan.  He told the waiter, “I call this hamstring carbonara.”  After about three weeks out of commission, he returned, but didn’t look fully recovered, because he’s in terrible shape, then he hit .162 in June and got demoted.   Hey, Sano, you don’t have to go home, but you can’t take the clubhouse refrigerator with you either.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  His xFIP is 4.11.  That means what you see is what you get like a phone sex line, from what I hear (literally).

Adam Ottavino – Activated from the DL.  Next time you’re at BevMo, it’s fun to tell the clerk they look like Adam Ottavino.  “You look like you’re Ottavino.”  “That can’t be, half of our store is stocked with vino.”  “So, you’re not denying you’re Ottavino?”  “What are you talking about?”  “Oh my God, can I get my picture with you?  You’re Ottavino!”  “NO, WE’RE NOT!”  Then it escalates from there.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .202.  Comatose ‘Ryan McMahon is my favorite sleeper’ Man wakes from a three-month snooze, “So glad to see Ryan McMahon stuck at 1st base!  I knew the Rockies would do the right thing by him!  Give me a high five!  C’mon, your smartest-when-it-comes-to-baseball friend just woke from a coma!  High five me!  Guys?  Where’s everyone going?”

Vince Velasquez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  There’s no greater encapsulation of Velasquez than his last two starts.  One start he surrenders 10 ER, and the next start he has a no-hitter through the sixth.  One start he’s Harvey Dent, then next start he’s giving up 8 ER in three innings.  *flips coin*  “All right, Batman, let’s see if you like this hanging slider.  Muahahahahaha!”  *ball sails over the fence*  “I need a new coin.  And ball.”

Rhys Hoskins – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .244.  He’s more overdue than a woman who is 12 months pregnant.  “We believe it’s in everyone’s best interest if we induce labor.”  “I’m really hoping for a natural child birth.”  “I understand, ma’am, but your child just said its first words in your womb, and they were, ‘Let me out.'”

Nick Williams – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .230.  I’ve mentioned this before, but have the Phils ever had Williams and Altherr on the field at the same time?  Guess technically there’s no room for both of them in the lineup at the same time, if they were indeed different people.

Trevor Cahill – Hit the DL with a strained Achilles.  Oddly enough, the same injury sidelined Achilles.

Frankie Montas – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.33.  I love what you’ve done with this cave in Afghanistan, do you mind if I leave my Sprite on your Bin Laden coaster while I go to the bathroom?  *five hours later*  Whoa, I must’ve fell asleep.  Hey, how come that guy is weighing my kidney?  AHHH!!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Anyone see if Davis goes to the plate on his tippy toes?  Because he is the quietest guy to 40 homers every year.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Between Rhysus and Allahson, I’m losing my faith.  One of these celestial beings needs to get fire hot.  You’re messing up my teams, and Wim Wenders’.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  If I’m being honest, I thought this start in Atlanta was going to be much worse, i.e., I don’t trust Ross in away games, I before E except in Eckstein, he’s a Hodgepadre.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93, WHIP at 0.96, year he must think it is 2013.  Anibal must feel so empowered with gender neutral bathrooms.  Howevs, you must be crazy if you think I’d pick him up.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. I said something the other day like, “Ender’s now going to have a .340 month after struggling for the last one.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Domingo German – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  The Stream-o-Nator loved Sunday Bratwurst yesterday, and has similar aspirations for him in his next start.  By the way, “Sunday with Bratwurst,” was the German adaptation of Tuesdays with Morrie.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .295, and his 3rd homer this week.  So bummed I don’t own Gleyber anywhere, I’m walking around with a cardboard sign that reads, “Will Gleyber for Food.”

Matt Duffy – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because, well, it’s Matt Duffy, but he has been a light schmotato.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, as he hits third now, while the Mets tried to “hide” Conforto in the leadoff spot, but it didn’t work.  To be continued…

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  For the last week it seemed like he should put on 175 pounds of donut weight, so he can get sent down like Sano.  Then last night happened, and maybe there’s light at the end of the endless Flushing.  His homer went 445 feet, and it’s more than a homer, it’s showing he might be healthy.  Maybe it’s nothing, but if he was dropped, I could see going right back in on him.  Of course, he homered two weeks ago and it led to nothing, so expectations low.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .258.  Au shizz!  (It’s nice to have him back, even if I don’t own him.)

David Peralta – 2-for-3, and his 13th and 14th homer, and three homers in two games.  Imagine he actually reaches ESPN’s 30+ homer projection now?  He won’t, but imagine.  I’ve also been listening to John Lennon, apparently.  By the by, I realize now that ESPN’s “projections” are simply “on pace for,” which is completely not what projections are.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer this week.  Lamb’s a baaaaaaaaaahd man.

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.76 vs. Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.44.  This matchup was billed as, “Cooperstown seemed so obvious three years ago, now they might be lucky to get a Coppertone tan.”

J.T. Riddle – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .211.  I looked at the Marlins lineup and saw so many guys hitting Dirt Nasty terrible averages, so I figured the Marlins must be awful as a team, and looked at their team stats page.  They’re not good (.234), but the Diamondbacks as a team are hitting .225!  Dubya tee eff, D-Bags.

Evan Longoria – Out with a broken finger.  Alen Hanson (3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .338) could see more playing time (and Pablo Sandoval might see some time at 3B too).  Hanson has been like Drew Stubbs of past years, meaning Hanson doesn’t play often but, when he does, he puts up solid fantasy-specific stats, and, if he played more, it likely wouldn’t be great for his stats.  We should have a glossary term for this type of player.  Someone who plays well but only in limited duty.  Please suggest in the comments.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .267.  Put it out of your head that you could’ve drafted comparable production about 250 spots later, and focus on the good times you had eating Flaming Hot Cheetos during your draft.

Dereck Rodriguez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  He’s now handled teams in games where he should’ve, and had his ass handed to him in games where that appeared likely.  Dereck Rodriguez:  The Probable Outcome.

Mac Williamson – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  You know what’s funny (not funny) about talk of launch angles?  When someone hits a home run, they talk about launch angles.  When someone doesn’t do jackcrap for two weeks, they don’t talk about launch angles.  Launch angles are like launch codes, as in I never want to hear another thing about them.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Now he gets the Indians again in his next matchup.  I get it, teams should face division rivals yadda3, but does it need to happen, literally, a week later?  Bring back that couple who used to make the MLB schedule in Maine and paste the schedule together with maple syrup.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Talk about a guy who looks like he should be a 40-homer hitter and instead flirts with 27 homers.  Yo, get permission first from 27 before flirting!

Melky Cabrera – Designated for assignment.  There’s supposedly a ton of deals available for him to sign with another team, at least that’s what I read at a website hosted by Celky Mabrera.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  June 14th and he’s already reached Steamer’s preseason homer projection.  Hootie-hoo, on that.

Mike Clevinger – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  You’ll be happy to know I’ve been reunited with Clevinger.  Someone in my RCL league dropped him, and I grabbed him.  Okay, maybe not happy.  Too strong of an emotion for you.  How about a word that sounds negative but isn’t?  I’m sanguine the pulchritudinous crepuscular Kristen Stewart would approve of Clevinger.  Perfect!  Thanks, Thesaurus!  Totally makes sense!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (15) and legs (9).  *thinks about how yesterday I said I was going to make Lindor hit for more power and how he did exactly that, looks at fingers, hesitatingly types, unsure of my power*  What if I type I want a million bucks?  *looks around, nothing appears*  Hmm, I guess my typing isn’t that powerful.  *hears something in backyard, goes to window, sees Ray Allen wearing a Bucks uniform*  Ray Allen, “Where do you want these 999,999 deer?”  AHHH!!!

 
  1. NH says:
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    Grey,

    I need your help with the trades I was offered today. Seven trades in total. I just need you to tell me which side you are on for the trade. The first guys listed are the guys I would get. Also, who would you trade DIDI for? Morton for?

    Trade 1: G. Sanchez for Grandal & Mazara
    Trade 2: Molina & Foltynewicz for Jose Martinez
    Trade 3: Judge for Jose Martinez
    Trade 4: Bumgarner for Kimbrel
    Trade 5: Arenado for Quintana & Mazara
    Trade 6: Stanton for S. Gennett
    Trade 7: Arenado for Morton & Mazara

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • stayinhot says:
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      @NH: I own Morton and Mazara and if I could get Arenado for them I’d do it in a heartbeat

      • NH says:
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        @stayinhot

        I want to trade Morton but I would like to keep him to have a decent SP rotation.

        • bigbear says:
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          @NH: Do you feel better about 1B or CL? What’s more easily replaced on FA? Because if you trade away an SP for Arenado, then you’ll probably want to accept 2 or 4 as well.

          And if you have JoRam, then you should have already accepted the Stanton trade because Scooter is essentially a bench bat.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @NH:

      3 and 6 have to be a joke. I’d go Arenado but probably have to add another player

      • NH says:
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        @MTHOM42

        No joke. Those offer was sent to me. Just trying to figure out which two offers are the best.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @NH:

      Wait, if someone sent you Stanton for Gennett you click accept as quick as possible

      • Chucky says:
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        Sounds like a steal, until you delve into the numbers. Stanton is oh so over rated. It won’t be long before Stanton and his 200 batting average v RHP gets moved down in the order behind both Gleyber and Andujar. Keep hearing Stanton is gonna turn it around. It’s the middle of June and he seems to be going backwards. Yeah I know, he’s on pace for 40 HRs, so is half of all baseball. The 35 RBIs? That’s not even top 50. Do yourself a favor, go Scotter.

        • NH says:
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          @Chucky

          I have Jo Ram at second already so really don’t need Scotter.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Chucky: Send some of that good weed my way Chucky.

          • Chucky says:
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            No problem. I’m smokin’ and tokin’, in the meantime, Stanton keeps piling up the 0 fors. You keep trying to convince yourself he’s gonna turn it around. Keep me posted until then, ok? Fair enuff.

            • Starz says:
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              @Chucky: Just like every single season…he’ll pick it up in the Summer. Did he steal your wife or something?

          • Starz says:
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            @The Great Knoche: Yup, One thing I’ve learned this week is that if Chucky is writing about Stanton, it’s best to ignore. He’s been off all week.
            It’s laughable to say Scooter and Stanton are in the same conversation.

            • Rusty says:
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              @Starz: I want to play in that league. ..Now. I’ll buy in at double the entry fee. That’s unbelievable. Scooter Gennett? Judge for Jose Martinez?

    • bigbear says:
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      @NH: 1: No. 2: No but close/depends on needs. 3: Yes 4: Yes, I think (don’t own, haven’t followed Bum much this year) 5: Yes 6: Yes 7: Yes

      • NH says:
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        @bigbear

        I have enough OF, I am looking to improve in the SP department. If I can get Arenado then I would move Machado to SS and trade Didi.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @NH:

      1 – Sanchez
      2- Martinez
      3- Judge
      4-Depends on Need
      5- Arenado
      6- Stanton
      7- Arenado

      8- Who gets 7 trades in a day?

      • NH says:
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        @The Great Knoche

        Thanks.

        I posted a message on the league site about trading Didi and an outfielder before work, I get home and have seven offers LOL.

        • FAKE! says:
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          @NH: I assume you’re the left side of those deals and your getting the right side of those deals. Because you got 7 lowball offers, and you should be able to tell how obvious each answer is.

          • NH says:
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            @FAKE
            No left side is what i would be getting and the right side is what they other gm’s asked for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Sanchez, Jo-Ma, Judge, 4. Fair 5. Arenado 6. Giancarlo 7. Arenado

    • b the esq. says:
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      @NH: 1. No. 2. No. 3. Yes. 4. No. 5. Yes. 6. Yes. 7. Yes.

  2. Prog_Nation says:
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    Expect laughs from Grey, everyday.
    Sano,: “Come here! I’m bigger than you, I’m higher in the food chain! Get in my belly!”
    Thoughts on the glossary term:
    Schmotato Lite
    Fill-in schmotato
    Part-time schmotato

    Eh, it’s 3:45 AM EDT, so maybe more suggestions later. Sure others will have something better.

    As far as baseball today, start Wacha against the Cubs? They tore him the past year, hitting .300., though he has 22/10 K/BB during that time, and he’s been decent lately.

    Thanks.

    • C-Ham says:
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      @Prog_Nation: Cherry schmotato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prog_Nation: Not sure on these terms, prefer to avoid schmotato variations, I think… I’m starting Wacha

  3. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    this should teach us to grab players with issues in march. brocktune last year, sooooo many others. unless you are getting like 100 ADP spots discount or something, which we didn’t with sano. thank god i went sano or gallo in a lot of spots this year even though the OPS rater had sano higher. in the 3 spots i have sano i was lucky to nab healy (money league 14 teamer) just now, in another it’s a dynasty (so no issue there NA stash him), and another (14 team keep 8) i already had a roster crunch at CI/3B with muncy/andujar/harrison (2B/3B), one of which had to be benched everyday anyway, now can use that spot for either an extra pitcher, or catcher, or nab the hot bat whereas i couldn’t drop anybody before that.

  4. Greg says:
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    Khris Davis owner. Finally figured out how to use…bench him when he’s god awful cold. If he hits a homer, play him next day and maybe a week more while he’s ridiculously hot. Bench when his ofer hits 15. Rinse and repeat. Working out just fine….

    • Gonzo says:
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      @Greg: I tried to be clever and benched him for his two homer game the other night ? will now be riding the 0-15s without complaint

  5. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    one of the sano leagues from above. 2 moves left on week, but am with reynaldo at my 12 max starts per week (assuming wood does his). h2h 14 teamer keep 8. OPS, hits, OBP over AVG, holds, QS added. keepers work like this, 2 RP, 2 SP (might move to 1 OR 2 RP, 2 OR 3 SP for next year), 5 differing hitting positions (2 OF allowed, any qualifying position counts). going into season my keepers were sano (traded for him due to having too many good OF keepers, like pham/pollock in addition to who i have), goldy, schoop, stanton, hoskins, darvish, wood, kimbrel, hand.

    C uncle fester
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS anderson
    3B andujar
    MI harrison (2B/3B)
    CI muncy (1B/3B, good thing i have him now)
    LF rhysus (1B)
    CF mcclutchin’ (RF)
    RF stanton (LF)
    OF puig (RF)
    util brantley (LF)
    BN gone varnish (2B/SS), sano (3B), mallex (CF/LF)
    DL otani (espn so i have both, only takes up one DL spot, unlike yahoo where in dynasties it SUCKS having to use 2 DL’s for him), r-zimm

    SP (max 12 starts per week): wood, darvish, morton, romero, pivetta, heaney, V2, reynaldo (streamer)
    RP (5 slots): kimbrel, hand, madson, bradley, kelly
    DL cueto

    dropping sano makes my hitter keepers much weaker now with goldy, hoskins, stanton and 2 out of the rest (if we believe this muncy stuff him for sure, otani the hitter could be a keeper, nabbing me the SP too), kimbrel, hand, and some 2 of the SP (morton and another). just noticed andujar’s season OPS is 874, clearly good enough to be a keeper.

    1. drop sano for which of hanson (2B/RF), murphy. if murphy doesn’t play enough i’d have the 2 catchers. if hanson harrison could be CI when muncy plays a lefty. good also ditch uncle fester and go with both ATL catchers, they’ve done well.

  6. Quintero says:
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    Grey, would you trade Haniger+Joc+Clint Frazier for Patrick Corbin in a dynasty? I’m trying to get Soto AND Acuna into my active lineup(first world problems). Or would you aim higher?

    Thanks!

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Are hot schmotatoes but only in limited duty….

    SCHMO LIMIT SOLDIER

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Made it back this AM to Mbarara, leaving Kampala at 06h45.

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 15

    When a man sacrifices his life to save a little child from a burning building, what do you call that? When he does it, it is the law of his make. He can’t bear to see the child in that peril (a man of a different make could), and so he tries to save the child, and loses his life. But he has got what he was after–his own approval.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Sounds like Melky’s pseudonym! B. Nice!

  9. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Junis for, manae?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jubaka: Depends on matchups, coin flip

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jubaka: nah

  10. stayinhot says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Lovely write up again (as always)

    Could you please rank for me ROS Walker Buehler, Wacha, Morton.

    SON does not like Wacha today, 50/50 chance of a QS which I really need, I am considering benching him, or not, are you trotting him out there tonight?

    Muchos gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stayinhot: Morton, Wacha — I’m starting Wacha, but I have to

    • b the esq. says:
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      @stayinhot: you did.

  11. buster moon says:
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    A Casual Baller

  12. mthom42 says:
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    Hey Grey, would you buy, sell, or hold with these SP? H2H 10 team points league. Usually start selling right around now…

    P – Nola
    P – Bauer
    P – Price
    P – Musgrove
    P – Pivetta
    P – Rodon
    P – Skaggs
    P – Streamer

    • NH says:
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      @MTHOM42

      You don’t use any closers?

      • Mthom42 says:
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        @NH:

        I have Devenski, Dominguez, Hader, and Green which I’m pretty happy with since we get points for saves, holds and Ks

      • Mthom42 says:
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        @Grey:
        My feeling as well. Thanks for the reassurance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Like Cookie Monster with cookies, a guy like Hansen is a “Sometimes Snack”.

  14. Jogon says:
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    Is sano a drop in keepee league. I have bregman devers and machado ar third

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jogon: sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Agree with b

  15. Chris D says:
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    Happy Friday Grey,

    Is Sano even worth keeping in a dynasty l league? Havie him dumped on my inactive roster, so he’s not taking up any valuable space. Just wondering if he’s worth rostering or dumping and going for a prospect like Austin Riley who is out there.

    Have a grey weekend!

    • Chris D says:
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      @Chris D: I spell as well and Sano hits apparently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris D: Thanks! Meh, can hold

  16. Dileo says:
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    “Just a Pinch-Hitter”

  17. JC says:
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    Conforto was dropped,… By me. Should I drop Scott Schebler and pick up Conforto or hold?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC: hoid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Agree with b

  18. Fo’ Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    Grey,

    I have to drop one of the following for roster space: M. Conforto, A. Meadows, S. Schebler, K. Scwarber. Really could use RBIs. BA is already in the lower half of the league. Who goes?

  19. Zeus says:
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    Grey killing it. The phone sex line would be GZA worthy if it rhymed. In today’s day and age I hope I don’t need to ask permission to catch a SF predator. I’m adding him everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Ha, thanks!

  20. Peter Rabbit says:
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    10 team head to head keeper league with 10 keepers

    I have no closers. Would you make this trade ?

    Robles and Gallo for c. Allen and Jose Martinez

    My roster
    C Ramos
    1b encarcion
    2b merrifield
    3b rendon
    Ss Bregman
    Of Cain, JD, haniger
    Util votto and bogaerts
    Bench Olsen, lamb, Soto, schoop, enciarte, Gallo
    N/a Robles

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Peter Rabbit: No. 1 closer isnt going to win the category on a weekly basis. Why try at this point and I cant see you keeping Allen.

      • Peter Rabbit says:
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        @Grey:
        I traded Robles for Cody Allen. This gives me one close .

        Would you trade Gallo for Shane Greene ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Peter Rabbit says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks. What about Gallo for Boxberger?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              There’s a new post for followups

  21. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    Grey,

    I was one of those lucky individuals who got the pleasure of owning Miguel Sano this year. I get the double pleasure of being a Twins fan and watching one of the cornerstones of our future get beached on the shore of single-A. You know, some people in Minnesota complain that it is too hot at Target field in mid-summer compared to the A/C of the Metrodome… but I have found that Buxton & Sano’s constant fanning keep me plenty cool at games.

    Speaking of players that strike out a ton… I was offered Gallo for Nimmo. Should I take it? (14 team mixed H2H categories).

    My current 1B options:
    Zimmerman (DL)
    Thames
    Smoak

    My Current OF options:
    Blackmon
    Rosario
    Meadows
    Thames
    Nimmo
    Plus the entire waiver wire…

  22. Nehocstu says:
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    Part Time Lover

  23. Matt says:
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    Really good stats but constantly limited number of starts? Sounds like Clayphen Strasshaw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Not feeling it

  24. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Drew Stubbs!

  25. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Drop Wood for any of these guys on waiver?:
    Covey
    Chacin
    Leake
    Anibal Sanchez
    Chase Anderson

    Thanks,

  26. Ty Inez says:
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    Doppelgängbangers

    Denard Span>Ben Revere
    Nick Williams>Aaron Altherr

  27. SK says:
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    Another great write-up, Grey. Trade on the table in a 10-team, H-2-H mixed (5×5 plus BB & 2B and QS). No keepers. Thoughts?

    Josh Donaldson for R. Devers & M.Clevinger

    Thanks…have a great weekend!! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

    • SK says:
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      @SK: Follow-up in same league (assuming Josh is kept)… with him coming off the DL soon, would you drop Adames or Kingery? Thanks, again.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @SK: Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SK: Thanks! Devers side… Thanks, you too!

  28. DonnieB says:
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    Drop Sano or Vlad for Margot? Thanks. You don’t get told that enough for all the effort you put in!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DonnieB: either. Sano may be back up in a few weeks….for better or for worse. Vladito definitely wont be up for 6 weeks, at the minimum (4 until he is reevaluated, at least 2 to get back in the game) then maybe some time at AAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Thanks! Agree with b

  29. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    That Sano blurb is already a classic!

    C-Mart has been pretty ” bleh” since his return from the DL. SON’s not too big on his game at home vs. the Cubs. Should we roll the dice on him, or trust to the robot and replace his start with a streamer?

    I’m in a dog fight against my opponent, and if he gets shelled I’ll be kicking myself for not listening to SON…but I drafted C-Mart as my ace.

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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: for what its Jason Werth I have the following lined up for my 4 remaining starts:
      1. Bundy home vs MIA
      2. Loaisiga home vs. TB
      3. Musgrove home vs CIN
      4. McCullers away vs. KC
      5. C-Mart home vs. Cubs

      Who’d you be rolling with FML?

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: I think benching CMart isnt a bad idea. Other options look better.

    • Whatever says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Hate to burst your bubble on Martinez but he has a 8.99 K/9, 5.31 BB/9, .262 BABIP, and a 2.5% HR/FB rate. His FIP is a full run greater than his ERA and is xFIP is two points higher. This is not a guy getting unlucky. He has actually been more luck fueled than not. He might be just rusty after his DL stint but we have to see. Personally unless I was desperate for counting stats I would not start him.

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brotherman and all who responded. Trust in SON is almost always a safe bet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, when in doubt

  30. uncle ernie says:
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    Good morning there Mr Grey. Mr Ryon Healy or Mr Yuli Gurriel. Thanks

  31. Cram It says:
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    That was me. Who dropped Clevinger. In ‘Perts. That was after a crappy outing in Minnesota, and his 3rd crappy showing out of 4. And I was carrying 5 starters and like +200 IPs. And you were all like “Well you shouldn’t be starting Clevinger anyway” to some commenters. And I was like “I like him, I don’t care what you say to other commenters” to myself. But I dropped him anyway because I’m a wild man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, had no idea, tbh… I just saw him on waivers, and about 15 minutes before the game I saw I was starting both Rodon and Clevinger and was like I’m a wild man, wth

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. I went to pick him back up myself, and saw you had him. I was like, “But he said..! He must be a wild man.”

  32. Cram It says:
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    Fluffer

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Actually, there’s already a fluffer reference in the glossary.

      Schmatale
      B12
      Sack Tapper

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It:
        PT Cruiser
        Johnny Bananas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cram It: PT Cruiser is good, will add to list

  33. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Happy Friday Razzball!
    I read a tweet yesterday that said “On this day on 1974 Nolan Ryan threw 235 pitches walking 10 batters and striking out 19 batters in 13 innings. Three days later he made his next scheduled start for another win.”
    After reading that I had to google one of my favorite Nolan Ryan moments of all time when he took Robin Ventura to the wood shed, after which he remained in to pitch the rest of the game.
    Dang, what the heck happened to baseball players?
    When you look at the players from that era most of them don’t even look anything like the physical thoroughbred athletes that we have in the game today, yet they were tougher and far less injury prone. What’s everyone’s theory on this just for fun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: Steroids breaks down people’s bodies… Players are paid 100’s of millions of dollars, why risk injury? Lots of specialists now… Lots of reasons…

  34. bigbear says:
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    Glossary term – Trojan – maybe not the best form of protection (especially the emergency one in the wallet/car) but for limited use it’ll get the job done. If over used, you’re rolling the dice on busted coverage. The Trojan horse metaphor works as well. The trick horse strategy only works on a limited basis. Deploy that strategy in every battle and you’ll lose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: That’s solid, will add to list

  35. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Grey-
    Good stuff as always. Questions about a couple of guys. Alex Hanson and Niko Goodrum. Are you a buyer on either guy today! DO they play every day with the injuries each team is dealing with?

  36. LastPlace says:
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    Which Side:

    Sale + Semien
    or
    Starling Marte + Segura

    Is it close?

    Thanks!

  37. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!

    Got a couple for ya:
    1.) 12-team power-centric league. Would you trade:
    T. Turner + E. Rosario + Muncy
    for
    Harper + Scooter

    2.) 12-team, 6×6 (OPS), H2H league – would you trade away Hoskins for Gary Sanchez? I gotta think Gary turns it around, but Hoskins looks like 2017 Hoskins since he’s returned.

    Glossary term(s):
    If you’re trying to stick with the whole “schmotato-theme”, then schmotatorella seems appropriate – hot for now, but after midnight turns into a pumpkin.

    Otherwise, I was thinking: Blunpkin – y’all know the “real” definition; but after the fun’s done, you’re still just taking a sh*t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dancin Homer: 1. Trea side 2. No

      Not trying to stick with a schmotato theme… Blunkin is kinda meh

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey.

        Would your opinion differ on question 1 if I already had Lindor at SS & Turner not being 2B eligible? Also, only 1 UTL spot , no MI/CI, & 3 OF slots.

        And my glossary term autocorrected. Should have been blumpkin…but I assume the same response would have been elicited

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, on blumpkin…

          Trea = Harper — Rosario = Scooter, then Muncy is extra… So, it’s close… If you don’t need Trea, but need Harper, okay… But Harper and Rosario haven’t been far apart so far

  38. JAscher says:
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    Love every write up…

    Is muncy legit? Have had him since June 1st so been reaping the benefits. Is he a good sell high guy?

    Would you rather keep Lamb or Muncy? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAscher: Could be a sell high, but I don’t consider Lamb a great target

  39. Willy Mo says:
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    Yeah well you should try to fix stanton with some of that magic becasue hes your guy and he sucks some serious ass. What a huge disappointment. How can he only have 35 rbi in this lineup!? Jurickson Profar has the same amount of rbi as stanton…

    Just for the record, JD is #3 on the player rater and Judge is #16 (both guys you said to sell) and stanton your darling and someone you never said sell is ranked 68th. Its June 15th, pretty sure you can chalk those as L’s

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Broken record.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: He makes like 100 calls a day and because a couple aren’t right two months into the season, you have to harp on it? Take some oxy, dude. I’m surprised you’re not still raking him over the coals for not putting Matt Davidson in his buy column.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Also, you don’t sell low.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Willy Mo: And yet here you are… Dipping your ladle in the deep waters of Grey’s wisdom. CBS called and said to get back to you cubicle.

  40. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a Saves+Holds league I have Ottavino coming off the DL:

    Who to drop?

    Will Harris, Tepera, Rondon, Jeffress?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Whatever: Harris

      • Whatever says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks Cram. The funny thing is that I owned Harris for first few weeks and he was doing bupkus. I dropped him and then he goes off an picked up like 8 holds. Pick him up again when Ottavino went down and he has like 2 Holds in 4 weeks. I hate the HOU bullpen right now.

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Oppo Taco says:
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    Flip Daniel Murphy for Gary Sanchez?

  42. kilkennybrian says:
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    In 10-12 team mixed, which of these guys would you start today?

    Wacha – CHC, -0.2$

    Lugo – @ARI, -2.8$

    K Gibson – @CLE, -20.5 (vs. Kluber)

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Gibson in cleveland? You have a death wish? I’m starting Lugo in a few places. Wacha might be safer @ home.

  43. Oppo Taco says:
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    Better add ? Matt Adams, Gurriel or Alonso. Thanks!

  44. Earl says:
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    Would you guys trade Michael Wacha and Austin Meadows to get Michael Brantley and Joc Pederson?

    Is Pederson for real?

    I am thinking this is good trade for me and Trade Analyzer thinks so as it rates Brantley alone as like 19 and Wacha only 4.

    Thanks for input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Looks decent

  45. coacher says:
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    Guy wants “good cheap keepers” (2 year keeper 5×5 roto OBP league) for Didi and Eaton.

    I have $5 Acuna, $5 Soto, $6 Peraza, $8 Souza….I was thinking Soto and Peraza for Didi and Eaton. Too much? Not enough? Trade analyzer says Soto is only $11, Acuna $25, Peraza $7, and Souza $9. Didi $17, Eaton $15.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coacher: Eaton’s garbage, no idea why you want him…. Soto for Didi seems fair for this year, could screw yourself

      • coacher says:
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        @Grey: OK thanks. I wondered about Eaton. He was supposed to be great…but then again $25 Miguel Sano is in A ball.

        Thanks! I think I will hold on to Soto and see if he can get me a 2nd year SP that will help me more..or keep him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Peacecoast says:
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    yo if you got on that baking show would you go by Grey Albright? That would be hilarious. Do they allow pseudonyms?

    So my team has moved into first place. I am killing it in pitching but my hitters only have like 32 points (12T 5×5 roto). I see some easy points in SB that I could get. Here is my team:

    C-Gomes
    C-Zunino
    1b-Abreu
    3b-Bryant
    2b-Dee
    ss-Gleyber
    MI-Carpenter
    CI-Yonder
    OF-Eaton, Krush, Mazara, Peralta, Pham
    U-Dickerson
    DL-Cespedes

    1-wtf do I do when (if ever) Cespedes comes back? Trade low on Cesp? Trade Dickerson? Not sure I would get much, fucker has no power seemingly. Drop Peralta when he cools off?
    2-is this enough SB wise? Dee has been quiet but I expect good SB ROS from him. Do I try to move someone for more SB? Trading prob won’t work in my league. But Leonys, Dyson, Iglesias are on the wire. Drop Carpenter for Iglesias? Seems nuts. Drop Dickerson for Leonys? Also nuts? Or just hold cuz Dee, Pham, Eaton will be enough?

    luvu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Nah, I’d ditch the alias… 1. Trade Dickerson and Yoenis for an upgrade 2. These do sound a little nuts, hold for now

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: puig or gardner or cutch?

        • Peacecoast says:
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          @Peacecoast: I mean trade dick/cesp for either of those?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pretty weak trade

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig

  47. KarlJ says:
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    Getting hit with a lot of injuries to my SP last few weeks ( Strasburg, Darvish, Reyes)
    Don’t have a ton of waiver moves left so streaming is not really an option but I do need to grab at least 1 or 2 SP’s
    Who would you prefer ROS from these guys currently available:
    Manaea, J Chacin, M Montgomery, J Barria
    I am also debating just grabbing Betances and sticking him in the P slot and taking the elite WHIP, ERA and K rate he has been putting up lately.
    What do you think?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Just go Betances

  48. Jason Schwass says:
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    12 team H2H points ROS Max Muncy or Matt Carpenter?

  49. b the esq. says:
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    Need some trade help….sorry for the long post, but details help!

    10 team Yahoo Roto, 5×5 usual cats. Currently sitting in 6th, 1 point behind 5th place, 18 behind the leader.
    My offense is weak, pitching is strong.
    Im 9th in R, last in HR, 8th in RBI, 5th in SB, 9th in AVG.
    2nd in W, 1st in Savees, 7th in Ks, 3 in ERA, 2nd in WHIP

    Hicks, Hoskins, Rizzo, Beltre, C. Taylor, Eugenio, Bellinger, Choo, Marte, B. Anderson, Leonys Martin. BN – Nimmo, Valdito

    SP – Porcello, Stripling
    RP – Kimbrel, Boxberger
    P – K. Herrera, Britton, Yates
    BN – VV, Bud Norris, Nola, Felipe Vazquez, Lester, Newk
    DL – Kershaw

    1250 max innings pitched for the season, currently projected 31 under the limit.

    Been offered 3 trades:
    1. His E. Rosario, Brantley and Carrasco for my Marte, Box, Herrera
    2. His Hosmer, Rosario, Carrasco for my Marte, Herrara and F. Vazquez
    3. His Rosario, Brantley, Scherzer and Hader for my Marte, Eugenio, Kimbrel and K. Herrera.

    I believe Herrera is going to get dealt to set up somewhere, so I have no issue including him as he won’t be getting Ks forever. I can give up some saves, but dont want to give them all away and fade in the standings.

    Trade 3 could be altered to include Beltre instead of Eugenio.

    Thoughts?! I think Im leaning toward getting Scherzer but swapping in Beltre.

    Thanks for the time reading and replying!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b the esq.: Agree with b…Kidding… 1. Rosario side 2. Rosario side, less close than 1st 3. Scherzer, it’s not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b the esq.: And if you can swap, sure… Eugenio > Beltre

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: awesome. Thanks for the input. Proposing no. 3, the scherzer for Kimbrel with beltre instead of Eugenio. You truly are the fantasy master Lothario.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I want to turn my league into a salary cap league. What would the right amount for a max salary for a 40 man roster starting 32? I was thinking either 600 or 700 dollars?

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Salary caps in keeper leagues is the way to go. Keeps trades somewhat legit and one team cant load up every year to win just because they have better trade relations with more teams. We instituted a 350 salary cap in a 12 team mixed keeper that rosters 29 with 5 DL Slots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a bit smaller roster then Kimmel’s

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        is 1000 too much for a 40 man roster

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wrong post

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I saw that after the fact. But is it?

  51. Bill says:
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    Someone who plays well but only in limited duty. Please suggest in the comments…

    Stubbstitute

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Bill: And close up shop, this has to be it, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Funny, that’s what I used to call Drew… I’ll add to list

  52. sportivetricks says:
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    Hot Substitato

  53. papasmurf says:
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    Streamed Analball and it didn’t stink!

    He was spotting his pitches well on the corners and mixing up the arsenal. Totally kept SD off balance. But, we all know he will have one of those 8 run blowups for the ERA to normalize. So it’s a tough call whether to just punt or hang on for one more start and hope the magic continues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Maybe that’s the key for you, do what you think is bound to fail, and reap rewards!

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: The Costanza road to success (or failure!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  54. The Great Knoche says:
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    Part Time not great –

    An OquendoPhillips – Referring to Jose and Tony (RIP) some of the greatest super-utility guys to ever play the game.

    Also like a “Tasker” crossing over with Football and referring to both someone who can accomplish the Task and Steve Tasker, greatest special teams player ever who wasn’t so great on offense or defense.

  55. Nightpandas says:
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    Stat-Aid or Cat-Aid

    Stick it on and then rip it off

    Mr Anderson, Soler Flare, Fowl Dustin, Cargo or one of the Phils (Winker or Williams) in RIght Field?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: That’s solid, will add to list — Mr. Anderson?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: Brian

  56. hawk says:
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    “Someone who plays well but only in limited duty. ”

    Part-time stud

  57. hawk says:
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    “Someone who plays well but only in limited duty”

    Studstitute

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hawk: Ha, nice! Will add to list, (better than your above suggestion too)

  58. Don Majikowski says:
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    Where would you rank(roughly) Hoskins and Corey Seager in a Keeper (forever) league?

    Would you rather have Stanton or Hoskins & Corey Seager in said league?

  59. Don Bropre says:
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    soupçon-men (may need a dictionary for that)

  60. Scott says:
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    Sano or k seager ros? Obp league. Thanks

  61. OaktownSteve says:
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    I don’t have time to scroll through. I’ll assune part time lover is on the board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Think it was said above, I like a few right above this comment

  62. OaktownSteve says:
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    Seen the NFBC standings today Alright? This is going to be like a Poe novel. Drip drop a point here and a point there until you’re living like Howard Hughes, frantically clicking refresh until, on the last day at the last hour…

    Cue Pagliacci

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @The Great Knoche: 2 of my top 6 bats on DL isn’t helping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Gigorilla, in our league, mentioned the other day how I win by winning, and if someone else wins, I can claim I made them so good, I helped them beat me, so I win either way!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Which is why this is eroding your sanity. I’ve never taken any advice from you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It corrodes the pathways, it’s in there, even if you don’t know it!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Two words: foil hat

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never works! I’ve tried it!

  63. lubey says:
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    So I have been checking SON over the past week and targeted the Sunday Brat for his start yesterday. I got cold feet when his rating went from 17, which it was at all week, down to a 9 yesterday morning. Idk if this is more of a Rudy question, but what is the reasoning for the sudden drop before the game?

    Thanks Greychacho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lubey: Once lineups come in, numbers change… If, say, Trout were on the bench for a game, the matchup would get a lot better

  64. Scott says:
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    Conforto or beltre ros? Obp league. This is for a utility position. Thanks

  65. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    How about Ad-Hoc Jock?

  66. Lindorphins says:
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    Starling Marte + Jose Martinez fair return for Stanton in a redraft league?

    For a guy who plays well in small doses but gets worse the more he plays:

    A Diminischewitz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lindorphins: Stanton side — ha, nice, will add to list

  67. Joe says:
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    Someone in my league just offered Juan Soto for Carlos Correa. Am I nuts for considering this? Does Soto possess first round potential since it is clear that you believe Correa does not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Correa side

  68. b the esq. says:
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    A “P.T. Cruiser” or a “carpe diemer” since they are a seize the day-er. Or a W.I.P.I.R “When I play I rake”.

    • Cram It says:
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      @b the esq.: I said PT Cruiser already, don’t steal my thunder again! But thanks for your vote.

      • Joe says:
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        @Cram It: Cram, Soto was offered for my Correa. Is it absurd to ponder about this or do you feel that Soto possesses more potential than Correa does? I know Correa plays a position where talent is scarce, but this Soto kid has been amazing so far. Interested to know your thoughts.

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Cram It: must have missed that, my bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b the esq.: Carpe Diemer is solid, will add to list!

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: and if cram already said pt cruiser my vote goes to “carpe diemer”

        • Grey

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          Haha

  69. OaktownSteve says:
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    If you are of a certain age, perhaps even of a non-specific age, you’ll remember the cartoon about the singing frog. Unearthed from the cornerstone of an old brick building, he sings only for the poor destruction worker who found him. He rents a beer hall for the singing frog review but alas, prime time in front of an audience, it’s nothing but ribbit.

    This reminds me of today’s glossary challenge. So I offer up a Michigan Rag (everybody do the Michigan Rag). Alan Hanson is nothing but a Michigan Rag.

    Hey Culligan Man.

    It’s like when Albright and Steve the Talking Dog went into a bar for a drink. Bartender says “we don’t serve dogs.” Albright says “this is a talking dog.” Bartender demands a demonstration. Albright says, “Hey Steve, who’s the greatest Yankee of all time?” Steve, barking wildly, “RUTH, ruthruth ruthruthruth.” Albright and Steve, bums rushed to the gutter. Steve, “What? I’m gonna say DiMaggio?” Albright, “STEEEEVE.” Steve, “dear god, not Giancarlo!!!”

    Just terrible, of course.

    The lesson is, always start Evan Gattis against the A’s

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: $20 bill in the Wash

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha!

  70. DLev45 says:
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    12 team H2H Keeper:

    1B are Hoskins & Desmond
    3B are Turner & Devers

    Healy is on the wire and eligible for both. Make a move or hold?

  71. hugman says:
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    Did you read about Robbie Ray getting throttled in his high A rehab start and his low velocity?

    I don’t exactly feel like dropping Pivetta, Rodon, Flaherty, Soroka, Folty, or Marco Gonzalez to make room for him. (Man, I got fudged drafting Castillo, Quintana, and Ray this year.)

    What say you, Grey? Obviously we’ll see how his rehab develops, but man. It don’t look good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hugman: Meh, too early to say, but I read that and I’m not encouraged…. Ray over Gonzalez tho, if it came down to it

  72. hustla says:
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    TGIF!

    Castillo, Clayton Richards, VV or German… pick 2 ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hustla: Why ROS? You have a limited move league? Castillo, VV

      • hustla says:
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        @Grey: lol my bad, its not a limited move league … but i see what you are getting at.. i worded that wrong and meant to ask to rank them currently. cheers!!

        • Grey

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          VV, German

  73. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey….better steamer for today, Gausman vs MIA (SON $9.5) or Skaggs @OAK ($3.4)? Thanks Grey

  74. Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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    Greetings and salutations from sunny New Jersey!

    Do you see any needed roster adjustments based on available FA? Head-to-head league, 10 teams.

    C – Contreras
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Baez
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Machado
    IF – Gordon
    LF – Rosario
    CF – Cain
    RF – Harper
    OF – Markakis
    U – Suarez
    Bench – Desmond, Cesar Hernandez, Parra

    Starters – deGrom, McCullers, Wood, Ed-Rod, Quintana, Soroka, Cueto (DL), Archer (DL)
    Relievers – Box, Kela, Norris, Betances, Devenski, Sir Anthony

    FA Bats – CarGo, Brian Anderson, Aguilar, Cron, Leonys, Moreland, Teoscar, Beltre, Sunday Santana, Lamb, Ketel Marte

    FA Arms – Marco Gonzales, Wright, Jon Gray, Boyd, Velasquez, German Marquez, Castillo, Leake, Caleb Smith, Anibal, Chase Anderson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregg Jefferies, Future Star: Jersey! If simply a bench bat, I’d prolly go Marco Gonzales over Parra…Since you have other OFs to cover if need be

      • Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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        @Grey:

        Eating a pork roll sandwich in my Camaro as we speak

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So jealous!

        • knucks says:
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          @Gregg Jefferies, Future Star: You gotta go with the “Jersey Dirt Bubger”next time you are grilling bubgers. Throw some Pork Roll on the grill. It replaces the need for Bacon. One Slice below and one slice above the burger in the bun. Game changer.

        • Turd Wendell says:
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          @Gregg Jefferies, Future Star: Props to you sir for correctly calling it “Pork Roll”. I’m from Philly my girl is from Jersey City, a those troglodytes swear it’s called “Taylor Ham”.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Taylor Ham is a type of Pork Roll

          • knucks says:
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            @Turd Wendell: Noiceee, I live in Bethlehem. Going to another Iron Pigs game tonight. Grew up in Jersey though. But Western NJ. So its been Pork Roll and always will be.

  75. sean taylor says:
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    14 team keeper roto league: Would you trade Trea Turner and Kenly Jansen for Harper and alex reyes. Im currently in 2nd place and need power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, think you can do better, but it’s fairish

  76. bill amodeo says:
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    What’s up Grey.

    Can you rank these guys ros

    Pivetta, Rodon, Taillon

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bill amodeo: Pretty fluid, but that ranking seems fine

  77. PK says:
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    Glossary term: Something having to do with Refractory Period would be ideal.

    Limited amount of ammo available. Overuse does not result in more output.

    We can probably come up with a more clever variation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Um, hmm, well…

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Little Blue Pills.

        But you have better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • PK says:
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      @PK: Refractory Worker or Refractory Laborer?

  78. Drew says:
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    Which side in a 16-team OPS keeper:

    JA Happ, Conforto, and Senzel for Lindor

    Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Lindor side

  79. Blah says:
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    Grey you sexy beast! You recommended I start clevinger over rodon and cmart earlier this week and I can’t give you enough kudos for that. I was at the office yesterday wishing I could hug you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blah: Virtual bro-hug!

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Settle down now, there is only one lambda/bro-lmate for you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m here for you, Lambda-Bro!

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Start Goliath?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I did, last night… watched 2 episodes… So far, well, I still like the 1st season!

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: ya I could see it being annoying if he starts off like S1 and all drunk/washed up again. But also boring if he is a straight man now. They may have lost the edge with his char.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, he’s still drunk, it’s okay…I’ve seen worse

  80. Fogimon says:
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    Guess we have to commit to starting VV every week or benching him every week. Because watching him blow up my team for 10 runs, only to bench him for his 6 almost 7 inning no-no is not helping.

    Most frustrating fantasy pitcher ever. Ok maybe Pineda Pivetta rival him for that title.

  81. phil says:
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    Are any of these guys more than streamers: Lynn, Manaea, Wright, Covey, Shields, Buchholz, Gibson? I would be dropping Keuchel if he stinks tomorrow. I’m thisclosetodoingit. I already cut my 6th rounder today (Schoop). Keuchel was my 7th rounder. Breaking up is hard to do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, if the league is deep enough — Gibson has been better than Keuchel tho

  82. The McRib only graces the menu on a limited basis. This is often a more than a solid, if not delicious treat on occasion. But too much playing time with a McRib is most certainly not good for you. Hanson is a McRib. Happy Dads Day Weekend to all procreators.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice, will add to list

  83. NH says:
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    What kind of pitcher can I get for Didi? I have Jo Ram at 2B, Machado at SS and Arenado at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Selling him a bit low… Maybe Morton

      • NH says:
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        I have Morton already LOL.

  84. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    I’ve been holding on to Mancini (Util/Bench spot) for some strange reason but are any of these guys better replacements ?

    M. Conforto, K. Marte, R. Healy, S. Choo, B. Anderson, L. Martin ?

    thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        @Grey: Also, what do you think or L. Lynn (waiver wire for pitching is pretty slim)? I could use an additional pitcher and has strung together some nice starts, you see him as more than a streamer ROS ?
        Would you say Lynn is the best option from A. Sanchez, T. Mahle, D. Duffy, F. Montas, J. Chacin, C. Stratton, I. Nova >?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d say it depends on matchups

          • MarvPesos

            marv says:
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            @Grey: well I don’t have enough moves per year to stream so it’s hold or pick one of them up hoping they have a good couple weeks/month

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then hold Lynn, he’s no better or worse than those others

  85. knucks says:
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    12 team roto 6×6 (QS and OPS)

    Odor or Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Semien

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Agreed.

        Not happy about it. But the pool is not very deep.

        Other options for the MI Adames, Yolmer, Cozart, Yairo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prolly try Adames

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Done! Thank you sir. Dropped Odor and it feels so good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mccuse me!

              • anicholsnj says:
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                @Grey: HAHHH!

                I throat punched that Add/Drop.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

  86. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    10 team keeper league OBP.

    Been offered a crazy trade.

    My Freeman and Seager DL for HIS Suarez, Albies, Dee Gordon, Stripling & K Davis.

    My team
    Realmuto
    Freeman
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Story
    Cain
    Ozuna
    Haniger
    Mazara

    Bellinger
    Moncada
    Schoop
    Seager DL
    Jose Mart
    Nimmo

    Starters
    Nola
    Bundy
    Maeda
    ERDO
    C Smith

    Diaz
    Doolittle

    Bench
    Strausburg – DL
    Rodon
    Tailon
    Kershaw – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems good for you

  87. LG Baseball says:
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    Couple of suggestions for the glossary:

    Part-time Baller
    P.O.P – Platoon Only Please

    Have a great weekend!

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, will add to list… You too!

  88. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Looking for the best options to round out my pitching staff… Also, thanks for telling me I shouldn’t start Montas against Houston yesterday! Move limit league so I have to be selective with my moves. It’s 50 moves and I’m in mid 20s. And damn the Pirates for sending Kingham down again.. blech.

    Right now I own: Doolittle, Strickland, S.Dominguez, Verlander, Mikolas, Folty, Caleb Smith, Kingham, Montas, R.Ray (starting for me but on the DL), J. Nelson (in DL slot)

    1. Would you add any of these pitchers? I could any one of the DL guys and stash them without dropping someone. I could add one active pitcher and move Ray to the DL without dropping someone. I could add someone and drop Montas.

    Ryu (DL), Cahill (DL), Lucchessi (DL), ReyLo, Eflin, Chase Anderson, Trevor Williams, Loiasiga, Covey

    2. How would you rank these guys? Cyclopsing them for when/if they get the call again as I like them better than FA options… you agree? (you’re going to say “meh”) Beiber, Beeks, F. Peralta,

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Covey over Montas 2. Meh

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: I knew it. I’ll still be watching for them haha…

        Would you hold Montas to start at SD next week? I don’t love him but I’m hurting in innings with Kingham in the minors and starting Ray on the DL. Hoping Folty is OK with the triceps too…

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t touch Montas

          • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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            @Grey: That’s pretty clear haha…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              McCuse me!

  89. Alex says:
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    Which side you like more Cain, Shaw and Steven Wright or merrifield, jo ma and Keuchel in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain side

  90. Cable says:
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    H/H points……. get C Morton give Moustakas & J Junis….Y/N

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  91. kilkennybrian says:
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    Was offered CMorton and LCain for my Benintendi.

    10 team roto 5×5, I’m dominating first and keep 4 players.

    Benintendi been amazing and Morton has kinda been meh lately. BUT I’m down 47 innings pace so I could use the arm. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  92. NH says:
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    Thoughts

    Kimbrel & Didi for Lester & Bumgarner?

    This owner really wants Kimbrel and I would like a pitcher back for him. Here are the options.
    Lester, Bumgarner, Archer, Snell, Keuchel or Colon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  93. Jackson says:
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    How would people rank Lugo, Pivetta, and Eflin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Lugo

  94. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, I was looking at the Trade Analyzer and curious about Edurardo Rodriguez and why he is so much higher ($10.8 value) than other SPs that would seem to me to be similar value to him examples include – McCullers ($5.6), Folty ($5.5), Clevinger ($1.6), Pivetta ($2.7), Wacha ($4.6), Newcomb (-0.7), Rodon (-0.4), Bundy ($4). Is EdRod in same tier as these guys, or should I trust the Analyzer and value him a bit higher than the rest? Can we ping Rudy for thoughts? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping Rudy

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        @Grey: Nice, thanks Grey. Looking forward to Rudy’s response, even though it’ll go right over my head!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  95. Fogimon says:
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    Someone who plays well but only in limited duty? We already have that. He’s called Matt Adams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  96. Matty says:
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    In a H2H league with the usual five offensive categories + TB and OPS, which Jays outfielder do folks prefer for the rest of the season between Teoscar and Pillar?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  97. jp says:
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    How would you rank these guys ROS:

    Desmond, C. Santana, Merrifield, Peralta, D. Murphy, Gurriel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield, Desmond

  98. Peacecoast says:
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    Yo r u a iphone guy or android? ima guess iphone. anyway I suffered for so long with a shitty Iphone 6 and then 6S plus. The fucking battery never lasted past a few hours, I finally bit the bullet and got an iphoneX on that plan that you pay monthly and get a new phone every year. It is amazing. Considering how long we all spend on our phones every day, it is well worth getting the latest phone.
    What % of comments do you answer on your laptop versus your phone?

    So you never asked about the Chappelle/Stewart show (wtf dude). It was great. They made us place our phones in these neoprene bags that they then locked using that magnetic shit they use in clothes stores. Fucked up huh. Great show tho. Chappelle openly smokes on stage and still has huge arms. Stewart looks old, he started his bit with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      iPhone… If you don’t see a @ I’m likely on iPhone… I use the WordPress app… That’s right, forgot you went, I’m a bad friend… Glad it was fun, I bet it was filmed for a special somewhere

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: so around 9 am your time you left your house? Where did you go?
        Man I wish you didn’t tell me this my, e-stalking will now rise to another level.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’m at my house, I work from home… Well, technically, I’m in Palm Springs this month… It’s just easier to reply on phone then trying to find new comments on post

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: *unzips* ok…tell me more….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, WUT

  99. DonnieB says:
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    Leonys Martin and Margot are available as free agents. The possible drops are: Sano,Vlad and Conforto. Currently,Vlad and Sano fill my two reserve spots. Who are my adds and drops or do I hold for a month? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Vlad and Sano

  100. Kermit says:
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    Ryan Braun or someone like Teoscar Hernandez? Braun’s been meh this year, to say the least.

    • Kermit says:
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      @Kermit:

      If i can expand the choices–how do you rank: Ryan Braun, Teoscar Hernandez, and Jake Bauers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been so meh, but I’d go Braun

  101. mernest says:
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    Drop Zunino for John Hicks? Hicks should play more between them since Miggy is gone (1B/C elig), you think he provides more well rounded stats for remainder of year since Zunino is mostly power-related stats ? My team has enough pop to manage the HR/RBI drop-off. I could also drop Bird…

    6X6 with R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  102. dingo37 says:
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    IBS (irregular baseball star)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do enjoy IBS, but I think we have better

  103. Gotime says:
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    Couple of questions for a 12tm H2H cats (Quality starts not wins), weekly lock league with limited season moves..
    1. Bottom half of my rotation is Pivetta Flaherty Rodon Musgrove Alex Wood.. Soroka DL who would you be most comfortable dropping to reactivate Soroka..
    2. Same league, I own Asdrubal as my only SS, hold or drop for Semien/ Russell… I know bleh.. it’s my only weak position
    Have a great weekend Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wood 2. Hold

  104. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the great write-up. I was offered his Pivetta for my Hicks/Harrison and I would love your take.

    Wins is a much tighter race for me than saves; seven teams are within three wins of each other and the most I can realistically move in the standings for saves is +3 or -1.

    Staff is Bauer, Snell, Mikolas, Hendricks, Ed-Rod, Nelson (DL) and RP is Davis, Treinen, Parker, Miller, Hicks. Also, Harrison is on the bench for off-days and tough matchups.

    Which would you suggest:

    1. Accept
    2. Offer Miller instead of Hicks
    3. Reject

    Thanks as always for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta side, can try Miller first

  105. Jerrod Jung says:
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    Keeper points league, CMart for Clevinger and Soto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger side

  106. Worm Burner says:
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    Grey,

    Am I crazy for targeting Delino D. for steals, or is there hope he turns up his game?

    Thanks and have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re buying low enough, it’s fine… I have little hope for him

  107. NH says:
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    Scooter Gennett for Gary Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gary, prolly even

  108. Jake says:
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    Drop Meadows for M. Olson, R. Healy, Y. Gurriel, Teoscar, J. Jay, or J. Bauers?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  109. J-FOH says:
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    I feel like Domingo Kraut would be more fitting. WWII era Germans may take offense to this but can they even see any more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sunday Kraut?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, Sunday Kraut is what I meant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Sunday Kraut, rolls rigth off the tongue…Wish it ran on it too…

  110. Peacecoast says:
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    trade cesp/dickerson for ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now you’re talking!

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: You’re right I gotta get rid of both so I can get room for a SAGNOF on the bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do it, lambdabro

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Let’s watch old episodes of The Wire on Skype together

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What season are we on?

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: the one where Jimmy gets laid, dur

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: problem is the guy with Ozuna is the guy who gave me Pham for Mannea, who now sucks. So maybe he doesn’t like me anymore.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  111. Crazy J says:
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    Grey, you mind talking some trash about Rendon for me? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will do my best!

  112. kilkennybrian says:
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    Alex Wood stinks. In my 12 team 6×6 (QS) league I was offered Soria for him. I’m a little light on starters and decent at closer but can never have enough. Take the closer value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  113. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***********

  114. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Grey,

    10 player keeper league:

    Couple trade offers and need your advice:

    My Acuna and Bregman for his Stanton
    My Acuna and Rendon for his Stanton

    who do you value more in a keeper Bregman or Rendon?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***********

  115. Luke says:
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    Bryant or Blackmon in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***********

  116. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start Junis today vs houstens? And wacha against chicago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a new post for followups

  117. Jubaka says:
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    Who is more hittable Clayton Richardat home, or f iers at cws..? I have Swanson or Tim Anderson to start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a new post for followups

  118. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***************

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