You know that expression, “If you’re alive long enough, you will see a time when Samoans are skinny, petite men who request silver dollar-sized coconuts to cover their nipples.”  You don’t know it?  That’s because I just made it up!  You’ve been TRICK’D!  It’s my spinoff of Punk’d with your host The Amazing Johnathan.  The expression’s sentiments I just made up are accurate, however (as far as I’m concerned, and, sadly, this isn’t a democracy, and I’m the one that matters).  The expression’s root is from the actual expression, “If you live long enough, you’ll experience everything.”  This feels especially apt today because we’ve gone from wanting to own Miguel Sano, to cursing Miguel Sano, back to wanting to own him again.  What’s next?  A skinny Miguel Sano requesting smaller coconuts to cover his nipples!  Okay, maybe not immediately, but if we live long enough!  I don’t have any great hopes for Miguel Sano, but he’s owned in 30% of leagues and that seems low for even him.  There’s not a ton of guys who can hit 15 homers from now until the end of the season; Sano’s on that list.  Will it happen?  I don’t know, maybe if we live long enough.  Circular logic is your friend because it too can cover your nipples.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Francisco Arcia – The Sciosciapath refuses to play catchers who are good at hitting because it makes him reflect on his own shortcomings as a catcher and it upsets him so.  Arcia has been hitting though; we’ll see how long it lasts.

Jake Bauers – Maybe it’s because I used to go to Psych 101 drunk (it’s all in Who Is Grey Albright?), but it fascinates me why some rookies come up and get owned immediately and you can’t pry them from their owners, while other rookies arrive with a long pull of apathy off a plastic straw — you heathens and your plastic straws!

Kendrys Morales – I don’t want to sound like Joe Simpson ranting about batting practice attire, but I have a feeling in ten years we’re going to look back at Statcast and think, “Wow, we really put a little too much emphasis on those exit velocity numbers.”  Anyway, if you do buy into Statcast, Kendrys is a surefire buy (and Trumbo, Olson, Palka, Pham…Well, Statcast is littered with a lot of emoji shrugs).

Ryon Healy – As of this writing, he has 21 homers and 38 runs.  Yo, Adam Dunn called and wants his stat line back!

Logan Forsythe – Quick unrelated note (like the rest of this shizz is related), Robinson Cano is not listed because he’s owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Barely at 51%, but it should be much higher.  As for Forysthe, more of an AL-Only play with his new home.  Not much long term.  For dynasty leagues, I’d go with John Forsythe.  Hip cultural references!

Jonathan Villar – Will be fun to watch my enthusiasm for Villar wane from now until next Friday, but, right now, I’m so jazzed up about owning him in Baltimore.  Next Thursday Grey, “You are a f***ing moron.”  Farming?  It’s true, I don’t really know the first thing about hoes.

David Fletcher – Malcolm Gladwell Blink Fletcher take:  He’s played well in his short time since his call up!  Actually looking at his stats:  Okay, so, he seems okay for AL-Only leagues.

Yairo Munoz – Maybe it’s because the Cardinals connection, but he reminds me of Aledmys Diaz.  Allow me to demonstrate:  *hits pizza delivery guy over head with a blackjack, shows up fifteen minutes later dressed as pizza delivery man, knocks on hotel door, Aledmys Diaz opens door* “Did I ever tell you you’re my Yairo?”  *rips pizza delivery shirt off revealing shirt “Bette Midler’s Biggest Fan”*  Do you see how far I will go to illustrate a point?

Nick Williams – Since I’ve been doing this shizz since you were in diapers, which also means you were in diapers as an 18-year-old, allow me to tell you what is going to happen to Nick Williams this offseason.  Around January, I will write a sleeper post on him.  In February, another sleeper post will come out on him.  By March, dozens will write a sleeper post on him and he will suddenly be overrated.  He will have done nothing this offseason to change perception of him, but people will suddenly realize he was not bad this season.

Tyler O’Neill – Kinda wish we could see what O’Neill could just do with everyday at-bats, but he’s sharing time with Harrison Bader, who I’d also love to see with everyday at-bats.  I guess Mick had it right, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you find SAGNOF elsewhere if you need speed.

Mallex Smith – Hey, Mick!  Over here!  Has hit for a decent average and stole a bunch of bags this year in relative obscurity, hitting at the bottom of the Rays lineup will do that to you.  If he ends up with 35 steals and a .285+ average, you’re gonna wish you owned him rather than some more high-priced SAGNOF gambits.

Jose Leclerc – Unlike Mychal Givens or Mike Wright Jr. or whoever the Orioles could turn to, the Rangers’ Leclerc has solid peripherals and might actually help your fantasy team more than hurt it.  Trying to help your team vs hurt it?  We’re in a brave new world.  A novel idea, I know.

Pedro Strop – Half of me thinks we’re not going to see much of Brandon Morrow the rest of the way.  Or if a leprechaun is reading, the full half of methinks.

Drew Steckenrider – WebMD describes Beef Stew Brain as being unable to think clearly.  The disease originates from the feeling of nonlinear thinking making one feel like their brain is submerged in a beef stew.  Don Mattingly suffers from BSB, and even he thinks it might be time for Steckenrider to take over for Barraclough.

Will Smith – I have Hunter Strickland, so I have no ulterior motives saying this, but Smith should just remain the closer the rest of the year.  Strickland punched a door like a moron and should be made to pay the price of not getting the closer job back.  This has been an installment of Real Talk with Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

A.J. MinterArodys Vizcaino and Brandon Morrow should go on a fishing trip with John Lurie (one of the best TV shows of all-time, by the way), because I don’t think either closer is going to be doing much baseballing the rest of the year.

Bobby Wahl – Went over him this morning.  Click around the site to find it and earn me a cool, hard .00000000067 of a penny.

Freddy Peralta – It is with much trepidation that I recommend Peralta, but this is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to a personal injury attorney to see if it has a claim because its feelings were hurt when it was called a ‘stupid pile of metal’ at a grocery store.

Trevor Cahill – Another Stream-o-Nator call for this weekend.  “I was standing in the express lane, buying aluminum foil to see if I could mold it into a friend and… Did they have to be so cruel?”

SELL

Travis Shaw – Yes, these Sells are nearly drops, but we’re getting close to that time of the year when trading deadlines are passing in fantasy leagues.  Next week, I will be giving you straight drops.  Though, in some shallower leagues, these guys might already be drops.  The addition of Moistasskiss was a blow, in the non-sexual way.  The addition of Schoop was the nail, and Shaw’s been coughin’ up all his fantasy value since.

Max Muncy – To use the most dominant curse of the Rastafarian people, bumba clot!  How do you go from being the unheralded leader of the team, the heart and soul, the je ne sais quoi of what was making the Dodgers work, the unlikelyiest of unlikely Home Run Derby contestants to a bench player.  Even if I do think Brian Dozier could be one of the best players in the 2nd half, it’s just a bad move from a morale standpoint to bench Muncy, but there’s also no way he can play every day anymore, so go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see what you might be able to get.  I wouldn’t trade him for two front row seats at a “Raspberrying Lips” contest, but I would explore options.

  1. demRibbies says:
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    Semi-finals are next week (we wrap mlb a few weeks early b/c it’s a 3 sport league and want finals done before nfl starts & also to avoid hassle of dealing w/ Sept roster expansion).

    This is a QS league. I’m considering adding Chase Anderson (2 starts next week – SD and @ATL) and dropping Stripling (@COL coming off the DL and dealing w/ all this 6 man rotation/rest stuff). If I made it through semis Stripling would have @SEA which is less concerning than @COL of course but not exactly a walk in the park. I’m less concerned w/ @SEA and more concerned that he gets skipped, or LAD DL10’s him again to limit IP.

    It’s a keeper league too but the odds of me keeping Strip are pretty low. I dunno, would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it

  2. jon says:
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    Think Cruz can hit 15 more homers ROS

    I just traded Pham for him- struggling in HR dept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

  3. Dante says:
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    looking for holds without destroying my ratios…. Pick 2…. thanks!

    Leclerc, Colome, Hirano, Oh, Crick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colombe, Crick

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey

        • Dante says:
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          @Dante:

          would you pick Hicks over either of the two you suggested?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh, toss up with Colome

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. knucks says:
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    Willie Calhoun or Tyler O’Neil

    12 team 6×6 Roto redraft (OPS and QS are the extra cats)

    Any fun weekend plans?

    We bought this house 4 months ago and had to replace the AC/HVAC two months ago… then had a crack in the foundation with water leaking into the finished basement when it rains, which we just paid to fix… and then yesterday our furnace blew out. Was quoted today at 8K to replace if the warranty company refuses to cover it. So I will be spending the weekend in a puddle of my own tears.

    Onward and upward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill… I have a funeral today and a memorial service on Sunday — fun! That sucks about the house but hopefully it turns around, like OZUNA

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Bummer, I’m sorry to hear that.

        Thanks for the O’Neil tip and for the write-ups bruthaman, my teams are killing it again this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, you didn’t kill him….Or did you?!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I have an orthodox Jewish Bar Mitzvah tomorrow morning and then an Evangelical Christian wedding tomorrow night. You can’t make this stuff up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need to find a girl at both then date them simultaneously

          • Slappy Jack says:
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            @Grey: been there done that, it doesn’t end well

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  5. Dancin Homer says:
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    …. every time I add 1 closer, another poops the bed or gets hurt.

    12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS) league:

    Current RP’s: Chapman, W. Smith, Boxberger, Barraclough

    Do you.
    1.) Drop Barraclough for Steckenrider
    2.) Hold Barraclough
    3.) Drop Barraclough and use spot to stream SP’s?

    Thanks & happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 — you too!

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks & forgot to add that I picked up Giles (was in my “NA” slot) too.

        does that change your answer at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            @Grey:

            Thank you once again.

            Sorry to bother with 1 more, but (different league), which player would you drop of the following (need to make room to pick up a catcher as I’ve been rolling without one since Ramos hit the DL):

            Musgrove
            L. Weaver
            Jose Martinez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Weaver

  6. phennore says:
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    Who’s the better stream next week?

    Glasnow – BAL, @TOR
    Tropeano – DET, OAK

    SON loves both. Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop

  7. dau says:
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    Any glimmer of hope for Giles viability?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d try him

  8. ESB says:
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    Grey, glad I dropped by…because I’m dealing with the aftermath of the Brewers trades and being stuck with Shaw. I can’t give the guy away in our 10 team league. I’m at the point where I need another Ofer with Myers getting dinged, I’ve won 3 years running so nobody’s gonna be doing me any favors. The following OF eligible players are available on the wire to take Shaws place:

    Schebler, Peralta, Avisail, Bauers, Cargo, Conforto, Thames, Braun, Bader, O’Neill, Mallex. For context, this is my current roster.

    Current Roster:
    5×5 OBP and QS

    C Molina
    1B Rizzo
    2B/SS Javier Baez,
    3B Manny Machado
    SS Jean Segura
    OF 1B/OF Myers
    OF Yelich
    OF Haniger
    UTIL Eaton
    UTIL Ozzie Albies 2B
    UTIL 1B/2B/3B Carpenter
    Bench 3B Shaw
    DL G.Sanchez

    SP Jon Gray
    SP Mike Clevinger
    RP Brad Boxberger
    SP Carlos Carrasco
    SP Flaherty
    RP Kenley Jansen
    RP Craig Kimbrel
    SP Castillo
    Bench SP Godley
    Bench SP Sean Manaea
    Bench SP Milokas
    Bench SP Rich Hill
    DL SP Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers will be DL’d, can’t you just do that move and then grab someone? Bauer’s has been hottest, Schebler likely has most value when he returns from DL, Avisail isn’t bad

      • ESB says:
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        @Grey: I already have Sanchez and C Mart on my DL, so no DL spots. Dont want to drop Myers, but that leaves me with an OF of Yelich, Eaton, and haniger. I could drop an arm to add a bat, but not sure thats worth doing to keep Shaw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then gotta lose Shaw

          • ESB says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, im good at 2nd and 3rd with that roster. Just not sure which OF’er helps me the most, and hate to give him up for nothing, but those are the breaks…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  9. P says:
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    That Freddy Peralta Blurb was some Mark Twain like writing. And I know that because Ante Galic posts Twain quotes everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Joel says:
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      @P: HAHAHA!

  10. norm Ginsberg says:
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    Are you worried that Mallex Smith won’t be a near-full time starter (Pham; Kiermeyer; Gomez) and/or usurped if Meadows returns? Would you pick Smith over Nick Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really worried about Mallex since he’s just a waiver wire pick up, not like I’m dropping anyone that valuable for him — I’d go Smith if I needed steals

  11. Chud says:
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    I need a RP in a saves/holds league with ratios to boot.

    Who would you add from the Available arms: Will Smith, Jose Leclerc, Joe Jimenez, Collin McHugh, Scott Alexander?

    Who would you cut of the following: Devinski, Giles, Kela, Peacock, Familia?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why you’re doing this move… I guess McHugh over Devenski

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: I was going to add if it’s worth it as well but Devinski just got out on the DL……..enjoy your weekend!

  12. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Barraclough for Steckenrider or Wahl? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steckenrider

  13. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto (non-keeper). Need to drop TWO of the following:

    Teoscar
    Leury Garcia
    Pearce
    W. Calhoun
    Villar

    Who gets the axe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie, Leury

  14. Jason says:
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    Would you drop Muncy for Cano at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Captain James T Kirk says:
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    If Schoop continues to strike out every plate appearance for Milwaukee then Shaw may be ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  16. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Since I cant trade Muncy (No takers)
    Thinking of dropping him for Mancini – seems to have found his grove.
    Also have you heard anything about Nomar Mazara. I cant find out anything new about him He is on my DL which is fine just wondering
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard anything on Maz, would prefer not to drop Muncy

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        ok thanks
        enjoy the weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  17. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey thank you for your help with my blockbuster. I got Trea at the right time.

    My OF is now J Upton, E Rosario, Harper and Ozuna.

    My starting pitching is now Alex Wood, Quintana, Wheeler, Carrasco, Bauer, Flaherty, Jon Gray, Rich Hill with Strasburg on the DL.

    My closers are Greene, Hector Rondon, Seranthony Dominguez, Osuna and Doolittle is on the DL.

    Here’s my question. The last place team is trying to trade me Springer and Charlie Morton for a high draft pick next year. I am not sure its worth it as I’m not positive it provides me a huge upgrade. How do you feel about it? You seem to still be doubting Ozuna (although he’s starting to hit a little). Would you make the deal? Who would you trade? I also need to leave room for the DL guys when they are ready.

    BTW the other team that is out of it could potentially trade me Kershaw but again I don’t know how big of an upgrade that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Springer/Morton, I’d give a 2nd rounder — try to do obviously

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Who would you trade? Ozuna and Flaherty? Wheeler?

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          @Justin Ralph: or Hector Rondon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any of them… Wheeler first

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Rondon, Wheeler then other two

            • Justin Ralph says:
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              @Grey: Thanls Grey!!!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  18. Anthony LaBrune says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like more down the stretch Kemp or Choo? Kemp just got dropped in my league…neither have been lighting the world on fire lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  19. JMAC says:
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    5×5 OBP H2H Keep top 5 players

    Trade my Marte for Strasburg, Ozuna, and Scooter Gennett?

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for Scooter

  20. reese says:
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    12 team mixed keeper, would you give up Rizzo for Devers+Pham?

    • Scott says:
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      Pham has a fractured foot

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I saw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham is injured

      • Reese says:
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        @Grey: Right, I should have said I’m out of the running this year so this would be more geared toward ’19 and beyond…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then it sounds okay, still don’t love it unless there’s prices attached

  21. Scott says:
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    Pearce is in the lineup today. Moreland on the bench. Moreland hasn’t hit a lick for the last month. Do you see Pearce playing more often than not. He can also play 2b and 3b if needed. Devers on the dl. Would you add pearce in a 14 team league. I also own r zimmerman amd he only plays a couple days a week too. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce is a lefty killer, sure, add him if you have room

  22. fudgemybudge says:
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    10tm h2h pts:
    time to drop dee g for any of these?
    cargo
    hosmer
    bauers
    profar
    inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  23. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Appreciate all the help in a Lea hue with categories for saves and one for holds. Current relievers are box will Smith Cody Allen seranthony hader Yates Osuna. Would you trade box for hand?

    Also do you think Strickland has any chance getting his job back?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need holds, grab Hand (hehe)

      Yes, Strickland could become the closer again

  24. William Hung says:
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    My last move before my flight to Italy – dropped Shaw for Sano for the ultimate buy/sell combo. Hopefully this works out for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully! Congrats on the wedding, have a great time!

  25. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Pick 2: Gausman, Hamels, Eovladi, Rodon

    Pick 1: Andujar or Matt Adams

    Have a delightful weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Eovaldi, Rodon — Andujar — you too!

  26. DLev45 says:
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    Justin Turner, Devers, and Sano. Pick 2 ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Devers

      • DLev45 says:
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        @Grey: What’s your knock? Just curious. Devers is a middle-order hitter on the Red-Hot-Red-Sox when he is off the DL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then keep Devers, your question makes it seem like you’re starting these guys, and Devers in on the DL — are you asking from now until October and Devers in on your bench/DL? Then forget Sano

          • DLev45 says:
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            @Grey: Sorry for being unclear.

            I have platooned Turner and Devers at 3B all year based on health and matchups, but they rarely both start unless its an odd Thursday set.

            My main issue was whether you thought Sano is a depth upgrade over Devers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, then, nah, I’d hold

    • DLev45 says:
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      @DLev45: Could also throw Healy in the mix.

  27. Tristan Thomas says:
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    Are both Jose Martinez and Eric Thames dropable for Jake Bauers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Tristan Thomas says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for ending my internal debate! Enjoy the weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  28. Bad Hombre says:
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    Hola Señor Grey,

    I really need your advise in these situations:

    Dropping Barraclough ASAP (Jansen & Trivino are in my team), possible picks from FA:
    -Crick
    -Edgar Santaana
    -Oh
    -Hirano

    What should I do with C-Mart (Also in my DL Happ & Stripling)? Possible picks from FA:
    -Buehler
    -T Williams
    -Roark
    -Freeland

    Muchas gracias Señor Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Want saves? I think Oh could get in mix… Just best arm? Crick

      I’d lose C-Mart if league were shallow — Roark for next start, Freeland for long term

      • Bad Hombre says:
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        @Grey: There’s no chances for Saves in the FA, so i will prioritize in Holds.

        Need the best arm because running short of moves, so Freeland?

        Muchas gracias!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  29. Derelict says:
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    McCutchen or Piscotty ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  30. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    My Heaney and Mondesi for his Allen. I would use open spot to pick up Villar. Close in value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  31. mrbaseball says:
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    Jonathan Loaisiga  or  N. Kingham Pit – SP  keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingham

  32. mrbaseball says:
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    Seranthony Domínguez for Corbin Burnes keeper league – I own Domiinquez 16 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  33. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Grey,
    It saddens me to see Muncy lose playing time so quickly! After such a great first half of the season, the Dodgers bench him for the new belles of the ball (and the fact they carry about 10 situational multi-position players for that short-attention span Roberts). Do you think Roberts overthinks himself again in the big games and plays too many matchups?

    Just wanted to thank you for the excellent call on Quintana over Sonny! SON loved Sonny this week against Baltimore (insert crying laughing and /or horror emojis), while Quintana delivered a nice and tidy QS with the lead for the potential win. A difference of about 30 pts in my lg. Great advice. Cheers

    • Bitter Beerface says:
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      My name didn’t show up this time! Weird.

      Cheers,
      Karl

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… yeah, the Muncy thing is a bummer, kind of thing that could kill morale, though hasn’t seemed to have much affect

  34. Matty says:
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    Do you have any thoughts on widely owned pitchers that are likely undervalued now but worth targeting in the second half of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka, Hamels

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Grey: Grey, do you feel comfortable adding Roark to this list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do

          • Matty says:
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            @Grey:
            I got someone to take Muncy for Hamels- pleased with how my 2nd half rotation will look.

            Have a nice weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, you too!

  35. Rick says:
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    Any love for second half Polanco?

    Can target him and a high/mid end SP for my Bellinger and other piece

    Thanx

  36. Paul says:
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    Judge a 9th round keeper next year, and my alonso, , for paul goldschmidt and Tanaka…
    I plan on keeping mookie Betts first round next year and glyber Torres 10th round next year and that would be it for hitting keepers allowed…
    so cash in on Judge?
    I’m also trying to win this year and think this is less risk

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: or is Judge / mookie combo too good to pass up for this year Judge coming back healthy and next year

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s a great combo, depends on keepers and whatnot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess if you can’t keep him…

  37. Closing Time says:
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    Standard 12 tm 5×5 redraft league and my closers are Kimbrel, Will Smith, Herrera, Sergio Romo, and Osuna. Need some more space so somebody has to go, who would be the drop? Or should I try and trade Kimbrel (most value)?

    Also Strop is on FA, is he an add over any of those closers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure how you trade a closer if Strop is available but you can try… otherwise drop Osuna

      • Closing Time says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Also Strop is not available, that was a mistake.

        Do you expect Osuna to be closing at all for the Astros this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do expect him to be closing but who knows… maybe rusty maybe time share

  38. Paul says:
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    So if I asked for winning this season forget about keepers, Judge and Alonso for goldschmidt and Tanaka?

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: or I guess instead of making this trade I can just add Sano to play 1B

      My pitching is mid tier, I have offense heavy tho so tanka would help

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you are trying to upgrade your pitting, get a better pitcher with Judge and forget Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge side could easily win this trade for this year too…

  39. JON says:
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    I know your not a spec guy but thoughts on trading Stroman for Mitch Keller in a keeper league-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  40. Kyle says:
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    Is Tanaka a good return for Muncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: Thank

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Kyle says:
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    Is Tanaka a good return for Muncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey: You!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me!

  42. IntendedSteb says:
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    Judge or Stanton for dynasty? And how close are they?

    Happy Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neck and neck, I’d go Giancarlo

      • IntendedSteb says:
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        @Grey: my Machado for either one. Even?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For who?

          • IntendedSteb says:
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            @Grey: Machado for either Stanton or Judge.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Machado for Judge

  43. LG ?? says:
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    Happy Friday and great write-up!

    Trying to finalize my RP2. Please rank top 3:

    Seranthony, Box, Strop, Minter, Hader, Norris

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Dominguez, Hader, Box

  44. Rick says:
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    Any love for second half Polanco?

    Can target him and a high/mid end SP for my Bellinger and other piece

    Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need an SP it sounds fine, but I do like Bellinger more than Polanco

  45. Joe Beisbol says:
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    My bullpen is a little bit too thin. Would you trade Rendon and Eovaldi (whom I don’t want because I’m a Yankee fan who avoids BoSox) for Kenley Jansen and Taillon? It weakens my hitting, depending on how you feel about Rendon versus Puig and Conforto, but fixes my pen. Or should I be looking to keep Rendon anyway I can in case he surges?

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – EMPTY, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carp 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/Puig, Util –  Rendon , Bench –  Conforto
    SP – Berrios, Corbin, Newcomb, Gibson, Eovaldi, Buehler, Wheeler, Duffy, D.Rod, Lucchesi;
    RP – Davis, Seranthony, Barraclough
    DL (2 spots)-  Ramos, Morrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent based on needs

  46. Paul says:
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    Stripling and Tanaka for Judge? Where would you set the bar on asking price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

  47. Paul says:
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    I was also offered maneda and clevlinger who is a 15 rd keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds okay, but Judge is a major keeper, you can’t do better

  48. johnnyhobbes says:
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    So if I’m seeing this right… RP preference … Seranthony, Strop, Osuna… Where does Will Smith fit in that order?

    Thanks , have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right… Smith in front of Osuna for now

  49. steve stevenson says:
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    Archie Bradley or Andrew Miller ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  50. The Shoe says:
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    Yo Grey, just a quick follow-up from before: would you rather have Odor or Bauers over Chapman? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  51. Drew says:
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    16-team OPS keeper. Hader and Andujar for Folty and Muncy? Other starters are Sale, Nola, Happ, and Flaherty.

    • Drew says:
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      @Drew: or this: my Muncy and Folty for his Rendon and Wheeler

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  52. Tinman95 says:
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    Jo-Ma sitting again today. Would you drop him for Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  53. Crime Dog says:
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    I can’t imagine the Brewers don’t play shaw almost every day against righties. At least I hope so. In a 14 team I think I have to keep him and just platoon with Matt Chapman. Screw the Brew crew!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  54. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    NL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added. now with this (dropped kike)
    C barnhart
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B dozier
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    3B longo
    MI harrison (2B/3B/OF)
    CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
    OF (4) harper, rhysus (1B), thames (1B), marte (PIT)
    util (1) nimmo
    BN legs mcneil (2B/3B)
    NA (1) hiura
    somebody dropped kingery. him over mcneil here, today the mess are actually playing jose MF’ing reyes over mcneil, and even wilmer is back to being BN’d again.

  55. stevie says:
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    Your favorite pickup to replace Pham; Calhoun, Hicks, or Polanco? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @stevie: pham’s on DL for at least a month.

  56. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In AL only, Maybin or Solarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: sorry, I meant Solarte or Villar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Villar, but prolly Solarte

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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            @Grey: i got a bet down right now (solarte party also benched today, has hit like garbage for over a month) on villar winning this one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope so

  57. Junkmastah says:
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    Bauers, O’Neill or Bader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  58. Dave Funnell says:
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    Quick question.

    Would you trade away Matt Olson for 2 months of Arenado? Nolan must go into the draft next year as his contract is up while Olson is $1×3. I know OF are easier to find on the ww so I’m thinking yes. Pts keeper. Thoughts?

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  59. herschel says:
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    @Grey: SON seems to love Glasnow next week (vs bal, @ tor). You streaming in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t mess with him

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: SON also like Lynn (@cws, vs tex). Streamable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds kinda meh but maybe if desperate

  60. NH says:
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    Grey,

    I tried to trade Marte for Grienke, Archer, Berrios, etc but no one in the league wants to trade for Marte. I dont know why. Who else would you try to trade to get a top 10-15 pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who else you got to trade?

      • NH says:
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        C – Molina
        1B – Votto
        2B – J. Ramirez
        3B – Arenado
        SS – Machado
        OF – Hoskins, Stanton, Springer (Hurt)
        Bench – S. Marte, O. Herrera
        DL – Judge

        SP – Severino, Morton, Kershaw, DeGrom, Bauer, Sale (Hurt), C. Martinez (Hurt), Happ (Hurt)
        RP – Kimbrel
        Bench – Corbin, Lynn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odubel and Marte?

  61. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: 2 questions pls & thks.

    1) Drop any of the following; Muncy, Piscotty, Olsen for Bauer?

    2) Drop either Bumgarner or Taillon for either Buehler or Roark?

    3) Thor just came off IR so need to drop one; any of the guys left over from questions 1 and 2.

    Big THANK-YOU for taking the time and being “the main man”!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Nah 3. Piscotty No problem

  62. Surfer dude says:
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    Sorry, that was 3 questions ; )

  63. Brett says:
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    Grey

    You are usually putting stud prospects in your buy lead. Eloy is playing ridiculously how confident are you he’s not up any time soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in Sept, doubt he’s up before that

  64. Ty $egall says:
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    Do you approve? Keeper league…trading Corey Seager to a team that is eliminated from playoff contention for Knebel. I need a Doolittle replacement for a playoff run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a heavy price to pay, but I don’t know your league

  65. Launch Angle says:
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    Sal Perez is a FA in my league. I have Molina now at C. Do I make the swap?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Launch Angle: salvy has been awful about all year, but has come out of of it lately, appears he waited till like july 20th to try hitting this year, but him now. weird his owner held him this long to drop just now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stick with Molina

  66. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    that’s two in a row that fry used far from the 9th/closer role. honestly all this fry talk wasn’t based on actual evidence but some WSOX reporter ONLY, that the monkey ran with. didn’t notice this till now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  67. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Top 2 options for this weekend?

    Eovaldi NYY
    Buccholz SF
    Minor BAL
    Eflin MIA
    Gausman @NYM
    Miley COL
    Santana KC
    M Perez BAL
    Cahill DET
    Leake TOR
    Holland @ARI

    emphasis on ratios and strike outs

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin, Gausman

  68. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    everybody rejoice the mole of the CUBS (fowler) is hurt. good for bader/o’neill here. although this probably means it’ll take o’neill longer to get his CF, which is only 2 more CF starts away now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey:WOW,he LOOKED like an injury sustained running (thus rotoworld’s idea of “hamstring” made sense) but then it got worse for us, just a “bruised toe/foot” but NOW it’s awesome, “broken foot”. man this sure looks like bader and o’neill have lately invested in a couple of voodoo foot dolls for pham/fowler.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Best news ever!

  69. FrankGrimes says:
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    Odor owes me (us) this for last year…
    Maybe it was two years ago (shrug emoji)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, payback, finally

  70. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Please rank ROS

    1. Hendricks, Wood, Heaney

    2. Villar, Williams, Jo Ma

    Better stash….Ryu or Viz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wood, Heaney 2. Jo-Ma, Williams — Ryu

  71. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Would you drop Jo Ma for Bader or O’Neil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see it for O’Neill

  72. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Hamels available; and my only possible drop is Muncy. SHould I do it?

    • Norm Ginsberg says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: Muncy is my bench bat and will be able to get someone with more reliable playing time next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  73. Pat says:
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    How would you rank these outfielders?
    Gregory Polanco, A. Hicks, and David Peralta. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Hicks

  74. Ted Williams’ Frozen Head says:
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    I’ve got a DL overload in a 10 team mixed H2H. Who doesn’t make the cut out of Stripling, Pham, Morrow, Donaldson, Happ? For what it’s worth I’m probably most thin at closer however it’s a 6 category league with quality starts so they’re not really valued as much. Thanks Grey! I also have Dee Gordon and joined that real quick prayer hexagon but fortunately he was right back in action. I swear any time I make a trade involving a DL player (in this case Donaldson) all of a sudden everyone else hits the DL even if every spot was open before the trade, I guess the Fantasy Gods don’t like an owner doing that haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Donaldson, Pham, Morrow, in that order

  75. Ben says:
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    Would you drop Ian happ for either villar or sano other notable FA mancini DL pham who would u rather have for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, but sure… Mancini first

  76. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    6×6 daily league with ops. With Devers coming back this week I need help.

    Kole Cahoun or Devers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

  77. Brett says:
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    Grey need help determining who to cut.

    12 team daily league with OPS and Holds the extra categories.

    Once Osuna returns tomorrow I have one too many relievers that I can play daily. Current roster
    RP Hader
    RP Yates
    P Will Smith
    P Cody Allen
    P Boxberger
    SP Seranthony Dominguez
    I have Osuna on my bench until tomorrow. I also have Eloy on my bench. I’m looking to pick up Jordan Hicks to help with holds and can play in a SP spot. Who would you cut to pick him up? Eloy or one of the extra relievers I have as I can’t play all of them? If a reliever which one.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy if redraft

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: we keep 5. I wouldn’t keep Eloy but someone probably would. If I was to cut a reliever who would you cut?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith

  78. Bob says:
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    I have a poor offense that Trout and Goldy has been hiding it’s flaws. Here is my team and the trade proposals. It’s weekly 10 owner league and you keep 5 players without penalty. Hold or make trade:

    C – Contreras
    1 – Goldy
    2 – Schoop
    3 – Rendon
    Ss- Simmons
    O – Trout
    O – Brantley
    O – Herrera
    U – Shaw
    B – Peralta
    S- Scherzer
    S- Severino
    S – Bauer
    S – Snell
    S – Gibson
    R – Hader
    R- Rendon
    B – Buehler
    B – Hill
    B – T Anderson

    Potential Trade –
    Bauer for Springer and Eovaldi
    Snell for Marte and Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? I’d take Springer or Marte

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: 5 keeper and rest you redraft. No penalties for keepers. 2 offers for my pitching now are:
        Bauer for Springer or
        Bauer and Shaw for Votto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prefer Springer

  79. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Need 2 ROS

    Jo-Ma
    Nick Williams
    Sano
    Yairo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 2

  80. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. With Fowler out with a broken foot, who do you like best of Bauers, Calhoun and O’Neil?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try O’Neill

  81. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) ROS: Alonso or Smoak ?
    2) thoughts on profar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso 2. 17 HRs, .255 guy

  82. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto. Got a few weekend questions.

    1) Start McCullers @LAD ($8.4)

    2) Start Jon Gray @MIL tomorrow? ($12.8)

    3) Which stream do you like better for Monday?

    Tropeano v. Det ($21.9). Luke Weaver @ Mia ($14.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m debating it 2. I am 3. Trop

  83. Cohen says:
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    Grey, when i activate Dickerson who is the drop between Piscotty,Trumbo,Bader,Oneil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, prolly Trumbo

  84. luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 OBP and I need the OBP SB and a few RBI in there too
    Slim pickings from
    Y Munoz- Rosario- Camargo -Br Anderson- Tucker (hou)-Marwin Gonzalez
    who are your top 2 for rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin, Anderson

  85. lwomack58 says:
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    With Fowler going down it looks like Bader and O’Neil will get everyday playing time. I know both are different type of players but in a vacuum who would you choose.

    I’m leaning O’Neil for the raw power but Bader looks like an overall better player.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Agreed- just wanted your take. Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Peacecoast says:
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    Think I’m dropping Pham. Dude kinda sucks and now will on DL for a month. I’m probably preaching to the choir. LOL Grey in a choir. Singing: “because your kiss is on ma lips!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, makes sense, he’s irrelevant now… Unlike Hall & Oates!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Speaking of which, your mustache kinda looks like that Hall guy (or is it Oates).

        P.S. you can’t seriously like their music.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They have so many hits! Who doesn’t like Hall & Oates? I’m Oates!

  87. CaptainKnauer says:
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    This is not a drill….. somebody just dropped Chris Archer in my league. Pick him up immediately?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • CaptainKnauer says:
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        @Grey: Jon Gray
        Heaney
        Gausman
        Musgrove

        • CaptainKnauer says:
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          @CaptainKnauer: which one goes?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Heaney

  88. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Trade deadline has past so I have a couple look back questions…thoughts on these two deals?

    1. I traded MadBum and Morton for Kluber and Leclerc
    2. I was tempted but passed on giving up Haniger for Hand. I have Allen, Osuna and Leclerc as RPs so not a strong area. Hand seemed to fit like a glove (wow, that is not funny). While I like Haniger more, I had replacements for him as you can see below. May have missed an opportunity there?

    My projected team for Sept H2H playoffs…

    Gattis- Freeman, Santana, Suarez – Cano, Bregman, DeJong – Trout, Haniger, Peralta, Dee, Rosario
    DH – Cruz. Bench – O’Neill, Mazara

    Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood, Ryu, Hendricks – Osuna, Leclerc, Allen

    Would you drop any of my guys for Jo Ma, Villar, Gurriel, ERod, Strickland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fine 2. Meh Don’t see anyone who needs to be dropped or grabbed — after Hendricks vs. Padres, maybe him

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Glad you are ok with #1 since you have been pointing out MadBum’s impending implosion and directed us to get rid of Morton because you don’t think he will be pitching in Sept. We keep notes LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  89. Eric says:
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    I think it is high time to pull the pin on Jose Martinez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  90. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start which 2 in an OBP h2h league, need R/RBI/HR…SB/OBP not important

    Albies @ Wheeler
    Haniger v Estrada
    Bellinger v McCullers

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allies, Bellinger

  91. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Drop Jo-Ma for Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  92. Mex says:
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    Making a trade for next year…forgetting position, who would you rather have next year Yonder Alonso or Aaron Hicks? Is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, it’s close

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I like Hicks, but I’m not sure if this is his
        “Career” year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly

  93. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Martinez hit for O’Neill in the top of the first. Watching without announcers, so I don’t know why.

    And, the Cards just lost had another runner thrown out.

  94. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    AL only with saves and holds sold separately. 4 slots for RP, romo in a SP slot. have romo, fry, brach, kelvin, j.anderson. drop fry for alvarado (dropped recently?) WSOX don’t appear to have a “closer” in the sense of one guy getting that job. alvarado meanwhile will get holds and romo could in theory always get traded later. doolittle is more messed up than they lied about in the first place and will probably be out for what could be a LONG time, h2h league here but we do have 5 teams fighting it out for 4 playoff spots so this isn’t just about weeks later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense, Fry for Alvarado

  95. Gotime says:
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    For my limited moves league are these SP still streamers and hold off adding? 2 free spots 13 moves left
    Musgrove, Eovaldi, Bieber, ASuarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you need SPs? You don’t have that many moves left

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Carrasco Archer Wood(DL) Maeda Flaherty Newcomb Robbie Ray JR (Pivetta) Eflin .. in 2nd in a H2H cats weekly… keep holding?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold your moves

  96. Tinman95 says:
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    ROS Eovaldi or Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wanna say Gausman, but feeling Eovaldi

  97. Eric says:
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    Hold my beer Grey, suddenly Jose Martinez is playing in RF! I believe he only had 6 starts in RF prior to tonight! Hopefully the Cards keep his bat in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though if he couldn’t play first how’s he playing RF?

  98. Steve says:
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    Do you like Story or Rendon for next year? Close?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, close

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, different question, would you send Rendon, Bumgarner, and Hader in a keeper for either of 1) Jose Ramirez or 2) Harper, or too much to send in either case?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either, Jo_ram 1st

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks again…for next year, is Freeman, Story, Rendon, Pollock, Starling, Rosario the right order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Move Pollock to end

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: alrighty, thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  99. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    After weeks of agony, I dropped Jo Ma last night for O’Neill. It is surprisingly tiresome to hold such power in my hands.

    Where was the trade to an AL club? Sept playoffs looming.

    1. Hold O’Neill or Drop him and Grab Gyorko or Villar?
    2. Or, gulp, grab Jo Ma and wait for the trade again?
    3. Gattis or Ramos come September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so frustrating..:: 1. I’d hold for now… 2. Hold 3. Gattis

      • Taking14DaTeam says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Felt good to whine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. FrankGrimes says:
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    Damn you for being right on McCullers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, he sucks

  101. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    oh baby, how many players are calling each other and celebrating over this one, much less a large assortment of southern CA nearish LA fans. sociapath is quitting… (after the season though, so somewhat subdued happiness here).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best news ever!

  102. Launch Angle says:
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    I need HR and RBI in a standard 5×5 season-long roto league.

    Thinking of giving up Springer to get Hoskins. Good play or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  103. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Need 2 ROS

    Heaney
    Gausman
    Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Heaney

  104. Steve says:
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    Chapman or Bellinger rest of the way?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  105. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a very tight race in a standard 5×5 roto league… I could use batting average and RBI in that order.

    How do you rank these guys ROS based on avg and RBI?
    Alonso, Smoak, Muncey

    Thanks!

    • Sandman says:
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      @Sandman:

      can you add Tyler O’Neil to those rankings ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy, Alonso, Smoak

  106. Fish says:
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    Time to pick up Ottavio? If so, I’m not sure which reliever to drop.

    Tepera – was last night’s bullpen usage a sign he’s been replaced by Giles?
    Rondon or Osuna – seems even blurrier than TOR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera

  107. Fish says:
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    In different news the Sciosciapath announced his retirement after the season.

    I’m not sure what we should do in this instance. I mean, I guess the custom is to pour one out. But given his managerial style I’m not that the correct choice. Maybe we should better honor him by pouring one in or drinking it through a turkey baster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just announced he wasn’t retiring!

  108. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    Just got offered Mookie and Kirby Yates for Cole, Hoskins and today’s streamer (hes panicking on making playoffs and needs starts today, last day of the H2H week) –> I know its a good deal to get Mook but I worry I’d be thin on pitching after. Here’s my current lineup, would love to know if you think the move makes sense or if I should hold…currently sitting in 6th place out of 12 and just on the cusp of playoffs:

    C- Zunino
    1B – Votto
    2B – Albies
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Simmons
    OF – Trout
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Soto
    UTIL – Olson
    UTIL – Franco
    Be: Dejong, Mallex

    SP: Scherzer, Cole, Archer, Rodon, Gray, Hamels, Wood (DL), Darvish (DL)
    RP: Osuna, Barraclough, Fry, Morrow (DL)

    Thank you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta take Mookie

      • Ted Williams’ Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the needed push Grey! Loving the Trout/Mookie/Scherzer combo. Got em to throw in Vladi as well, think he gets the call this year or should I just try n flip em for some help elsewhere? (Non-keeper)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe in Sept

  109. Adrok says:
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    Bauers or Hosmer Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  110. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey
    Ugh, the pitfalls of weekly leagues. Trout is out again today but they haven’t put him on the DL. If they don’t stick him on the DL by morning, my choices for tomorrow: H2H categories.

    Trout: 6 vs Det and Oak, Semien 5 vs Dodgers and LAA, Bellinger 6 @ Oak and 4 @ Coors

    A. Keep Trout in, bench Semien, and play Bellinger.
    B. Take Trout out, play Semien and play Bellinger
    . My keyboard doesn’t have the letter that’s in between X and V
    D. Keep Trout in, play Semien, bench Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait to hear what they say later today on Trout

  111. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    Gotta sit Tanaka at Boston today, right? SON hates it, but he’s been great lately.

    Thanks!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: PS: Bit of a crazy question, but which MI going forward: LeMahieu or Ketel? DJ looks not quite healthy. Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        DJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Yeah, gotta sit him

  112. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    5X5 h2h match up for this week, here are the pertinent pitching match ups going into today

    K: 58 me, 65 him
    ERA: 3.05 me, 3.88 him
    WHIP: 1.16 me, 1.19 him

    I have 4 starters going today: Nola v MIA (1:35 ET), Castillo @WAS (1:35 ET), Cahill v DET (4:05 ET), Price v NYY (8:08 ET)

    He has one starter going: Teheran @NYM (1:10 ET)

    So obviously I have an opportunity to pass him in strike outs fairly easily with 3 more starters going today, but am very close in WHIP and close enough in ERA. Luckily, I have the luxury of having two of my starters going later in the day, so I can tentatively change my plans depending on what happens here in the next couple hours. So who would you plan on starting? Start Nola but sit Castillo for the 1:35 starts and then just play it by ear with Cahill and Price depending on what happens with my Nola and his Teheran? Or would you risk starting Castillo against the Nats?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not plan on starting Castillo, Cahill or Price

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If I had to, Cahill… Then you can figure out Price later if you need it

  113. Joel says:
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    Sneaky Sunday question. I don’t really care about Dallas Keuchel but was offered him for my Eovaldi 1 fer 1.

    Who would you rather?

    Fanks!. See you tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  114. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP….

    start Haniger v Gaviglio or Bellinger v Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  115. Jon says:
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    Would you drop Ozuna to add Yairo Munoz? Cats are R HR RBI SB BB AVG. I could especially use help in AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Billy Hamilton for David Bote?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

  117. uncle ernie says:
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    Really considering adding Mallex Smith and dropping Flash (always hurt). Anyway. In a vacuum but seeking HRs and steals for rest of season. would you drop Flash for either Mallex or Dickerson. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, I’d drop someone else for Mallex if I needed SBs

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Grey: sorry I screwed up. Let’s try again. Would you drop Flash or Dickerson for Smith. Dickerson gets reunited to Coors this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dickerson

  118. Gotime says:
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    So usually the rule is always have hitters going, but in a H2H category league what about pitching. I say this since I’m holding moves for a likely playoff run, so I’m left with heaps of garbage next week. Newcomb @ Was and vs Mil (2 start) Maeda @ Coors Pivetta @ Ari.. would you start Newcomb and Pivetta? Weekly lock tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them are good

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Would you just keep 2 slots open and bench these guys or hope for the worst and expect even worse ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d bench them

  119. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Sano or Chapman?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  120. Hershel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one next week. Who do you like?

    VV – @ ari
    Gibson – @ cle, @ det
    Lynn – @ cws, vs tex
    Trop – vs det, vs oak
    Boyd – @ laa, vs minn

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh…Trop

  121. Fish says:
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    Ah!!! You done messed up Ottavio!!!

    Goddamnit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  122. Hershel says:
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    Ugh, Springer leaves game with thumb injury…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  123. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of these guys. Who do you like?

    VV – @ ari
    Gibson – @ cle, @ det
    Lynn – @ cws, vs tex
    Tropeano – vs det, vs oak

    Thanks!

  124. Launch Angle says:
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    I had a deal in place to give Springer for Hoskins, but my sore thumb tells me that may be off the table now. Assuming Springer ends up on DL, who do I want of those available? I need HR and RBI.

    Joc Pedersin
    Nick Williams
    Piscotty
    Reddick
    Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  125. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    The Indians bullpen is confusing to me and the lack of info on the extent of Mazara’s injury puts a trade in limbo. I have until midnight to answer before trade deadline.

    In a Saves and holds league, my RPs are: Allen, Leclerc, Osuna.

    I have been offered Hand for either D Peralta or Haniger. I may have enough bats to support this trade despite my fear of trading bats for arms. This could really help my pen. With my OF consisting Trout, Rosario, Haniger, Peralta, Dee and Mazara on DL would you:

    1. Accept sending Haniger
    2. Accept sending Peralta
    3. Decline and grab a RP off the wire in Sept near our playoffs? ( best on the wire now is Hicks now that Swarzak is on DL). Not sure Norris is going anywhere. But things seem to change rapidly in the month of August so struggling with this. Your guidance is appreciated.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Hand for Peralta

  126. Elwood Blues says:
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    I am in 1st place by 20 pts in our 5×5 NL Only 12 team.. with that said.. do I use any of my remaining $31 in FAAB for Dozier or Schoop..
    Or Archer or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, but hitter or pitcher depends on your team

  127. Nightpandas says:
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    This is more for 2019…obp and slg

    Springer or Bellinger and Freddy Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  128. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    worth dropping flores here, 20 teamer with total bases, OPS, slugging, hits added. h2h redraft. thing is flores works as a backup to cron/jedong and 3B too, whereas hosmer wouldn’t.
    C hedges
    1B cron
    2B jedong
    SS anderson
    3B box wine (TEX, 1B/OF)
    OF (3) rhysus, stanton, rosario
    util (1) the other white fish (pollock)
    BN flores (1B/2B/3B)
    hosmer coming off WW tonight and i have the 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  129. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    if my DL slots are already taken up with wacha/stripling/darvish in a 14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added, QS and K/9 added. redraft
    C hedges
    1B rizzo (2B)
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS machado (3B)
    3B chapman
    OF (3) rosario, yelich, n-will
    util (2) odor, beckham (2B/SS/3B)
    BN puig, grichuk
    NA (1) hiura
    SP: pivetta, bieber, V2, romo (in SP slot), rodon, borucki, heaney
    RP (4 slots): swarzak (attempting gsellman tonight), rondon, greene, leclerc, steckenrider on BN (in case i lose rondon shortly)
    DL wacha/darvish/stripling

    sounds like puig is going DL yet again. drop for any of: souzamaphone, pearce, otani (batter only),

  130. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey 10 TM H2h pts for ROS – need to drop 1:
    Buehler, Bumgarner, Desmond or Franco – thanks!

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