To paraphrase DJ Khaled, “We got a Minor key alert!  Another one.”  To paraphrase the cops that arrested Principal Rooney, “This is because of the Minors.”  *Donald Trump looking at the Rangers’ rotation*  “Glad to see Cole/Minor’s jobs are secure.”  Over Mike Minor‘s last four starts, he has a 2.06 ERA, 18 Ks, 5 BBs and 15 hits in 26 innings, after his sparkling one last night when he threw 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.64.  I know what you’re thinking, it was vs. the Padres.  Right, one of those starts was, the other ones were the Astros, Twins and Rockies.  So, it’s not all smoke and Minors.  Minor’s peripherals are nothing to write home about (unless his family lives in the Appalachian Trail, then they might like to hear from a Minor) — 7.4 K/9, 2 BB/9, 4.50 xFIP.  So, it’s been a good run (not Niko), but I can’t say I trust him in the big picture, unless it’s about Cole/Minor’s daughter, Loretta Lynn, played with spunk by Sissy Spacek (Spunky Spacek?  Sissy Spunkit?  Spunky Spunkit?).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rougned Odor – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  Okay, that’s cool, we took some time apart, let’s start slow again.

Ryan Rua – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .167.  Rua, Rua, like a dungeon dragon!

Jorge Bonifacio – A commenter yesterday was kind enough to remind me that Bonifacio is returning from suspension.  George Goodface was George Sunkenplace for 80 days due to PEDs, but he hit 17 HRs last year in 113 games with a .255 average, i.e., 15-team 5th outfielder, i.e., I didn’t add him anywhere.  For what it’s Werth, Bonifacio is projected for six homers and a .246 average the rest of the year.  That seems low, even for Sunkenplace.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Wily Peralta – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 1.93.  You gotta respect how bizzonkers it is he’s getting saves.  There is at least a chance the Royals used Peralta against the Brewers to just give them a subtle dig.  Like when you’re talking to an ex, and you subtly throw in a, “Shoot, I gotta run, my new girlfriend is coming to pick me up in her Benz.”  Though, Peralta is less a Benz and more a Hyundai.  Dot dot dot.  That doesn’t have an engine.

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBI and his 3rd steal and hit a home run the day before.  Adalberto will not be held accountable for the sins of his father.

Keon Broxton – 0-for-2 as he was recalled to fill-in briefly for Cain.  I just had a good laugh, would you like to enjoy one as well?  Great.  Look at Broxton’s minor league stats.  The effin’ Brewers, man.  Broxton’s about to get inducted into the Triple-A Hall of Fame.  His strikeout rate is so ludicrous too — 36%!  Dude’s like, “I’m hacking, please let me out of Triple-A, please!”  Keon is swinging like a blindfolded kangaroo.  The A’s need Domingo and Keon Broxton; don’t make them beg, Brewers.

Travis Shaw – Expects to return today.  Everyone knows him returning is a terrible idea, except the Brewers, apparently.  It means he will return today; take a few swings; foul a ball off; his wrist will have pangs of pain (paings?), and he will continue to miss time, instead of just going on the DL.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-2, and his 18th homer, hitting .304.  No joke, Jesus Aguilar or literally 90% of other 1st basemen in the majors?  Jesus, right?  You don’t even have to be Christian to agree, and, yes, I’m talking about Yelich.  Okay, next question, will Jesus play every game for the Brewers?  No, definitely not.  This is so crazy.  Are we sure the Brewers isn’t short for the Hebrewers and that’s why Ryan Braun plays every day he’s healthy?  Crazy conspiracy guy, “Jews control the media.”  “That is such an ugly stereotype–”  “Okay, but they control the Brewers.”  “This is totally true.”

Brent Suter – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  He cruised to six innings and I was like, “Sutter Home White Zin for all my homies in Bruges!”  Then the 7th inning happened, “I hate the world.”

Brad Miller – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .262.  That sounds okay, right?  On the Brewers, he had to play in the minors for close to month to get promoted!  The Brewers, man.

Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  He picked up his first win since August 4th, 2015.  Or 21 years in this Bassitt’s life.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.22.  Told you not to draft him.  D’Alas, you did.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting close to .600 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Alex Bregman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games.  If this what happens when you shave your mustahce, I’m about to take a bath in Nair.  Hey, eyebrows, I’ll be seeing you later!  Leg hair, you’re sporadic at best anyway!  Chest hair?  Who are we kidding?!

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .238.  I added Marwin last week in a fit of desperation to help my RCL team.  This is the first hit Marwin’s had since June 19th.  I think I need a nap.  *seventeen seconds later, claps hands*  I’m back, snitches!

Ryan Tepera – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 5th blown save, ERA at 2.97.  Tepera…battered.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 2.57.  I don’t usually mention when closers are going well, but I just had to stop here for a second.  Do you know how many saves Edwin has?  Or I should say, Edsave.  He has 30 saves!  We’re barely at the halfway point of the season!  Wow.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He was obviously offended I compared him to Maikel Franco.  I didn’t compare your hair, man, take it easy.  That would be John Jaso.

Ryon Healy – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .248.  I always wonder if a guy hits a home run in his first at-bat, then goes 0-for-4 (like Healy did yesterday) if that makes him less prone to carry over a hot streak than a guy who goes 1-for-5 but homers in his last at-bat.  If anyone can figure this out, thanks!

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  I’d say hot schmotato, but the O’s platoon, because, ya know, they have so many weapons.

Jayson Werth – Retiring from baseball.  He’s going to raise emus because their oil really makes his hair sheen splendidly.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.01, as he was activated from the DL.  He missed two months with an oblique injury and was only able to go 66 pitches in his last rehab start.  Yet — again with some stank — YET, he was facing the Marlins.  Which impulse do you think won out on whether or not to start him?  Uppercase yay for blind luck!  As for him being back to where he was before this season started?  It was the Marlins and it was six innings, I’m encouraged, but it means little.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I was hesitant to mention Castro yesterday because, well, I mean, he has less than half the homers as Daniel Descalso.  You ain’t taking the W there, Castro.  Though, his schmotato could be heating up.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Diaperbacks, ERA at 6.14.  In away games, the D-Backs are hitting .224.  I had to check it twice I was so shocked.  The more shocking thing, the Indians are hitting .223.  And they’re not the worst away average in the majors (thanks, O’s!).

Sandy Alcantara – Will be called to start on Friday for the Marlins.  Here’s what Prospect Ralph said, “The fireballing right-hander reached the majors in 2017, but the season was disappointing on a few different levels. He ditched his once promising curveball for a slider, and the results were he didn’t miss nearly as many bats. I’ve heard the Cardinals did this to mold him into more of a reliever. Though I’m not sure I really buy into that. What made Alcantara an exciting prospect was the potential to generate lots of swings and misses with the fastball, curveball, change combo. In the AFL, he was throwing two breaking balls plus the change, popping 99-100 on the regular. If he can get back on track with his breaking stuff, and maintain his fastball effectiveness throughout his starts Alcantara can reach his front of the rotation potential. There’s a lot that needs to go right, he’ll be a major leaguer, but who knows in what role.  Now if only a truck would roll into Grey.”  Aw, c’mon!  I saw Alcantara on waivers in all of my leagues, and I only added him in the NL-Only ones.  He just hasn’t looked great in Triple-A (3.71 ERA, 6.8 K/9, 3.6 BB/9).

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .252.  Wondering if Rhysus can get hot this summer like he was last year?  Watch a highlight of his homer yesterday.  Once it gets ‘swamp ass’ hot in the Northeast (and around the country), the ball just jumps.  Rhysus barely hit the ball and it went into the crowd.  Oh, he’s good for at least one 12-homer month this year.

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.02.  We are results-driven in this crazy hobby that takes 8,000 man hours and rewards us with a $45 check from our closest frenemy.  Since we are results-driven, I can understand why we may not have picked up Eflin yet.  He only has a 3.02 ERA, 9+ K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 94+ MPH fastball, 32nd best xFIP–Wait, these are good results.  Okay, now I’m not sure why you haven’t picked him up.  Fear of success like your mom says?

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start, but what’ve I’ve slowly realized is the Stream-o-Nator also likes everyone facing the Mets, so if it likes a Mets starter, it’s also going to like his opponent.  Maybe that should’ve dawned on me sooner.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Of course, one of those games Flores was coming off the bench because Callaway’s gotta find out what he’s got in Bautista and Reyes.

Jeurys Familia – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.48, and his major league leading fifth blown save.  It might just feel this way, but it seems more bullpens of teams you want nothing to do with are the ones offering vulture chances, right?

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.22.  I’ve been saying to pick him up since he was called up.  Also, he’s the 9th best starter on the Prospect-o-Nator, which lists all rookie pitcher projections.  You need more?  Here’s Shruggy the Emoji shrugging.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .307.  This made me laugh, on ESPN’s player page where they list players’ projections, but they’re actually just prorating numbers, Lonnie’s home run projection?  Two.  Haha.  Okay.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .265.  I own Pederson in far too many leagues, but they’re deep leagues, and, if you ask me if you should own him in a shallow league, I’ll likely say nah or meh or agree with Cram.

Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .259.  Chris Taylor wasn’t happy breaking out once in his career last year.  Oh, no, he decided he wanted to do it twice, once as himself and once as Max Muncy.

Yu DarvishCubs will decide today if Darvish will start vs. the Twins after he throws a bullpen session.  So disrespectful.  A bullpen session and he could be ready to face the Twins?  C’mon.  Maybe the Padres, but not the Twins.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .272.  It has been a glorious year to punt catchers.  I get no greater jolt of schadenfreude than high ranked catchers I told you to avoid doing a lot of mediocre.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  I mentioned this when he was either about to return or right after he did, but his injury wasn’t arm related, I would not be surprised to see him be a top ten starter the rest of the way.  And that’s me vaguely paraphrasing me!

Luis Castillo – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.95.  Buh-buh-buh-buh-BUT he had three solid innings!

Jose Peraza – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .270.  Hasn’t been quite the disappointment you’ve come to expect from my middle infielder sleepers, but he’s barely a top 20 shortstop on the Player Rater, so not quite avocado toast in a millennial’s hand either.

Ender Inciarte – Left the game after his 21st steal (!) with an oblique injury.  Braves say it’s minor, but oblique injuries can linger.  Damn, now that Linger song is in my head.  Thanks a lot, Cranberries!

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.74.  I just made the mistake of looking at his peripherals.  I thought he was doing better — 8.7 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, 3.93 xFIP, velocity down.  Yo, who put Newcomb in the blue barber water?

Ronald Acuna – Expected back on Friday.  Fiñally!

Brandon Phillips – Signed a deal with the Red Sox.  Fun fact!  He brings a high-in-fiber cereal with him to every team, which is how he got his nickname Brandon.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Just Dong because without him it’s Just nothing.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .254, but hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I’m surprised it’s taken this long before Nunez was a schmotato, because he’s usually good for at least three to four weeks each year where he should be owned everywhere.

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .245.  As Kanye said on his song Diamonds are Sandy Leon, “Diamonds are forever (forever, forever), and diamonds are Sandy Leon.”  I’m paraphrasing.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .216.  Kinsler is happy whenever he homers in an opposing park because it quiets down the stadium.  “Yeah, guys, less cheering!”

Martin Maldonado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’s known mostly because his arm is a cannon, i.e., it used to host America’s Got Talent.

Zack Cozart – Will have surgery on his shoulder and is done for the year.  Unless the Angels try to sneak him in for PRP injections.

Shohei Ohtani – Expected to return as a hitter whether or not the PRP injections help.  Here’s a message for the skywriter flying over Angel Stadium, “The PRP injection did not work, you tried that already.  Shut him down so he can have Tommy John…”  Then another plane, “…Surgery.  You idiots!”

  1. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, h2h pts, for ROS – who’s the drop? Newcomb, Mikolas , Bieber?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @surfer dude:
      Newcomb

    • Justin says:
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      @surfer dude:

      Bieber, tough choice though. Newcombe might be my fave of the 3. Bieber just hasn’t logged the IP of the other 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @surfer dude: Gonna go Newcomb due to track record, not easy choice

  2. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey…

    Picked up Bieber in my dynasty league before yesterday’s start and Muncy as well :)

    2B : i have Cold Slow Schoop and Straw- Merrifield”not”forever – in Dynasty –
    Hot Kiké and José ‘yourlatesleeper’ Peraza avb
    should i add Young Kiké over one of my 2B starter
    (on bench : When will-he call-houn?)

    3B : “underMendoza” Gallo – in Keepers -, droppable for “comeback” Carpenter? on waiver?

    thanks , Nick

    • bigbear says:
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      @Nick: 2B – Stick with Merrifield. If Schoop is a bench bat, then go with where you need the stats. If you need power (HR/RBI) go with Schoop. If you need SB, go with Peraza. If you need AVG and no gaping holes in other stats, Kike.

      3B – sure. I’d probably drop Schoop for Carpenter though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Nice! Agree with bigbear

      • cmutimmah says:
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        @Nick: @Grey:
        Can we refer to 0.175 as the “Gallo Line”… since he’s lowered the Mendoza bar?

        I would also accept “Chris Davis Line”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Davis is more like .153

          • Nick says:
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            @Grey:

            what if you mix Just Dong and Crush Davis line ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Chris Davis ruins every line

  3. Simsbad says:
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    Still Gurriel over Odor?

    Ervin Santana or Eovaldi a safer pickup ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Simsbad:

      Start Yuli and add Ervin.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Simsbad: Are you going to ask everyday until the answer is Odor?

      • Rosterbating says:
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        @Grey: If it makes this decision easier – now Yuli is on paternity leave…so for 2-3 days the answer is Odor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

      • Simsbad says:
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        @Grey: Eovaldi, Wheeler, or D.Duffy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Eovaldi

  4. Wass says:
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    Thanks for the daily great read Grey! I don’t miss it, even if its a couple days old.

    Someone offered me Shaw for Donaldson. Bad deal for me right? 12 team h2h points, my 3B are Asdrubal and JTurner. My thoughts for potential deals, please rank:

    1) Hold
    2) JD for Suarez (doubt he’ll do this though)
    3) JD/Musgrove for Shaw/Pivetta
    4)JD for Shaw (wouldn’t make deal until Shaw’s wrist is healthy)

    I really wish I knew about this site at the start of the year so that I wouldn’t have kept Donaldson. I had a gut feeling that JDon would be awful,but I saw him in Vikings so he became one of my favorite players and so I kept him; clearly a bad fantasy move but did it anyways lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shaw — I would not want Donaldson

      • Wass says:
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        @Grey: thanks a lot grey, lll try to get rid of him! Also, sorry for the barrage of posts (4 total I think)… I didn’t get the normal “your post is waiting for moderation message” and it took about 12 hours for this first message to show up on the site and then about 3-4 for the other ones. I’ll be more patient next time hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, for whatever reason your comments were in the spam filter, I had to fish them out

          • Wass says:
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            @Grey: Anything about Donaldson probably goes straight to spam cause he’s trash haha thanks again Grey! Appreciate it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not intentionally!

  5. Chris says:
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    Nimmo’s gone to shit, hasn’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Think he’s hurt

  6. Racehorse says:
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    “We are results-driven in this crazy hobby that takes 8,000 man hours and rewards us with a $45 check from our closest frenemy.”

    That will have me chortling all day — thanks!

  7. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Coincidence that you lead with Mike Minor, another recently shaved mustache guy? Although he didn’t do it Bregman style, during the game he was nearly perfect last night for 7 innings. Good luck with the Nair bath….

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Lineup

    C Contreras (got him off waivers, before you ask)
    1B Freeman
    2B Gennett
    3B Lamb
    SS Anderson
    CI Cron
    MI Gordon
    OF Harper
    OF Kiermaier
    OF Pederson
    OF Reddick
    OF Schebler
    UT Olson
    Bench Gardner, Inciarte (Only ’cause today is a short schedule)

    IR DeJong, Acuna

    SP Verlander, Pivetta, McCullers, Suter, Flaherty
    RP Bradley, Green, Jansen, Knebel

    IR Ryu

    1. So who are my drops for the three on IR? Pederson, Reddick and Suter? Thanks.
    2. Barely in first. Need HRs but not a ton. Need RBIs, defnitely need a ton. If Acuna and DeJong come back it should make it easier for HRs, right?

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 28 (continued from yesterday, thanks for waiting!)

    Old Man: Give the particulars.

    Young Man: The cabin of the old negro woman who used to nurse me when I was a child and who saved my life once at the risk of her own, was burned last night, and she came mourning this morning, and pleading for money to build another one.

    Old Man: You furnished it?

    Young Man: Certainly.

    Old Man: You were glad you had the money?

    Young Man: Money? I hadn’t. I sold my horse.

    Old Man: You were glad you had the horse?

    Young Man: Of course I was; for if I hadn’t had the horse I should have been incapable, and my mother would have captured the chance to set old Sally up.

    Old Man: You were cordially glad you were not caught out and incapable?

    Young Man: Oh, I just was!

    Old Man: Now, then–

    Young Man: Stop where you are! I know your whole catalog of questions, and I could answer every one of them without your wasting the time to ask them; but I will summarize the hole thing in a single remark: I did the charity knowing it was because the act would give _me _a splendid pleasure, and because old Sally’s moving gratitude and delight would give me another one; and because the reflection that she would be happy now and out of her trouble would fill me full of happiness. I did the whole thing with my eyes open and recognizing and realizing that I was looking out for my share of the profits first. Now then, I have confessed. Go on.

    Old Man: I haven’t anything to offer; you have covered the whole ground. Can you have been any more strongly moved to help Sally out of her trouble–could you have done the deed any more eagerly–if you had been under the delusion that you were doing it for her sake and profit only?

    Young Man: No! Nothing in the world could have made the impulse which moved me more powerful, more masterful, more thoroughly irresistible. I played the limit!

    Old Man: Very well. You begin to suspect–and I claim to know–that when a man is a shade more strongly moved to do one of two things or of two dozen things than he is to do any one of the others, he will infallibly do that one thing, be it good or be it evil; and if it be good, not all the beguilements of all the casuistries can increase the strength of the impulse by a single shade or add a shade to the comfort and contentment he will get out of the act.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. 1. Suter, Gardner, Pederson 2. For sure B. Awesome!

    • B says:
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      @Ante Galic: I’d drop the daily Mark Twain books and activate Acuna.

  9. Oppo taco says:
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    Puig and Newcomb for syndergaard, which side do you prefer?

  10. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up. Struggling in the batting average department in a 10 team roto league. Every other stat seems manageable right now.

    1) I’d say the bottom of my lineup consists of Moreland, Smoak, and healy. How would you rank those guys? Also what are your thoughts on smoak? Droppable at this point?

    2) some batting average specialists on the wire include Dietrich, parra, and Duffy. How would you rank these guys in terms of batting average and maintaining ? And do you like any of them over moreland, Smoak and healy?

    3) do you like schebler over Moreland, Smoak or healy? Thanks!

    I know this is a loaded question but I appreciate your response !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: Thanks! 1. Sure 2. You did 3. Over Smoak, didn’t you drop him in question 1?

  11. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Castillo looks awful right now. I’ve been holding him for potential value in my keeper league thinking he’ll snap out of it, but do I drop for Eflin or Danny Duffy who have looked great as of late? Thanks!

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    Shoutout to Grey and the Busta Ryhmes/ tribe called quest drop! One of my all time favorite verses. What’s the,what’s the, what’s the ….scenario ? Well done,sir

  13. nitro says:
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    ROS in 10 team HTH points league:

    Zobrist or C Taylor?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nitro: Taylor, I know it’s been hard to own him, Zobrist is such bleh tho

  14. wass says:
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    Grey, thanks for anther great read!

    Can you rank the following 3B for ROS, basically DFS points league? Trying to figure out who I want on my team in August/Sept…

    Donaldson, JTurner, Suarez, Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez, Shaw, Turner

  15. Oppo Taco says:
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    Puig and Newcomb for Syndergaard, which side do you prefer?

  16. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Heaney or Suter ROS? Thanks,

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @phennore:
      Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phennore: Wanted to say neither and both, btw

  17. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    Had my first Razzdream last night. I was sitting on a bus in Ugunda ( or some other African country ) being driven by Ante Galic. At a bus stop Syvester Stallone ( dressed in Rambo gear ) sits next to me and starts mumbling to me. It was hard to understand what he was saying, but I finally realized that he was quoting Mark Twain. At the next stop Luis Castillo got on and introduced himself to me as my fantasy ace. …I panicked , and screamed ” NOOOOO!!! ”
    Waking up in a cold sweat, my wife says to me, ” honey, you OK? You just had a nightmare ? ” As I slowly woke up in the real world I nodded my head . Then she asked me, ” Who is Cram ? ” I replied, ” what? why do you ask ? ” Apparently just before I woke up screaming I had been saying , ” Agree with Cram ” over and over again.

    Anyways, I was offered Odor and Tallion for Peraza and any pitcher I wanted to throw back ( either German or Castillo probably ) which side you like better?

    Also, I have a lot of owners hitting me up for both Kris Bryant and Vizcaino since theyve been DLed. What does your gut say about these two? Is it a lost season for Bryant? or will he rebound and tear it up in the second half? Same question for Vizcaino.

    Thanks in advance and keep that Razz bus rolling

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ace of Spades: That is frightening on multiple levels. #fantasybaseballlife

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ace of Spades: HAHAHA, please share all future Razzdreams — I’d take Taillon — Worried about Viz, not so much about Bryant

    • bigbear says:
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      @Ace of Spades: They say when you start dreaming in the second language that you’ve mastered the language. You’re Razzfluent!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  18. Herb says:
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    More saves ROS, Hector Aronson or Wily Peralta?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herb: Shelly Aronson? Rondon

  19. prey879 says:
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    Rolling with no catcher this week since Sanchez went down. Plan on picking one up for next week to fill in while Gary is out, would you go Cervelli or Tom Murphy? Saw Cervelli should be activated this weekend.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @prey879:
      Murph

  20. zach jany says:
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    Healy or devers for the rest of this year?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @zach jany:
      Devers

    • zach jany says:
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      @zach jany:

      Would healy be the guy to drop for devers pr someone else from this lineup

      Ramos
      Bird
      Rizzo
      Healy
      Lindor
      Bryant
      Bellinger
      Springer
      Puig
      Dietrich
      Acuna

  21. Kingslayer says:
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    Desperate for saves….. AL-ONLY League

    Dropped Frankie Montas for Lou Trivino and dropped Kevin McCarthy for Tyler Clippard….

    Osuna, Nate Jones, Jose Alvardo, Addison Reed, Cam Bedorisna, Seung-Hwan OH are all free agents…..

    Are any of these bums (in your opinion) getting saves this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kingslayer: Alvarado might see a handful, nothing much

  22. Gator says:
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    What’s up with Luis Castillo? Do the peripherals give any chance of a bounce back to last year’s form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Mechanics sounds like, so could be better at some point, wouldn’t wait in most leagues

  23. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Good Morning buddy!
    1) Eflin looking like more than a streamer at this point in a 10 team h2h league? My drop for him would be Buehler, Archer, or lose my streaming slot.
    2) I’ve picked Muncy up and dropped him about 3 times the last couple weeks, I’m thinking I just need to pick him up and hold now, my drop would be Mazara, Nimmo, or Acuna?
    3) Thanks for being a wet blanket for Robbie Ray! Can’t I have anything nice and feel good about having him at least until his next start.
    Have a good day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: 1. Streaming spot 2. Nimmo 3. Haha, sorry!

  24. prey879 says:
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    With Yu and Buehler both seemingly coming back within the next week I’m gonna need to drop at least 1 probably 2 of my back-end starters…Who would be your first two drops out of Ed-Rod, Gibson, Godley, and Bieber?

    12 team mixed redraft and we count QS instead of Wins

  25. Joel says:
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    It’s ill advised to Phillup on high-in-fiber cereal 30 minutes before playing baseball. Or is it swimming?

    What are your expectations of Walker Buehler’s imminent return. Will the Dodgers baby him back in or (as reported) throw him back out there next week if all goes well in his 3 inning PCL start?

    It’s a pretty tight one in my h2h matchup this week and am considering burning my final weekly roster move to bench him. It may cost me in a category win. To hell with it, future thinking!

    Speaking of future thinking, your Opposite Day jinx on R Ray worked. I agree with your points in the article tho. Let’s see how things unfold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Haha, yes, on both….

      Buehler sounds like he can be fine, he’ll only throw another 50 IP this year at most — totaly on Ray, hopefully, but we’ll see

  26. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sonofabench x 2 for me yesterday (Eflin and Ray), though I refuse to accept fault – weekly league and you’d have to be crazy to have started Eflin (and Robbie Ray wasn’t starting this week when lineups locked). Oh well!

    Gotta be super encouraged by them though, especially Eflin. He’s killed it all season and churning through the Yanks makes me ready to start with confidence going forward (cue roofie!). He’s basically doing what people hoped to get from Arrieta, on the same team.

  27. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Looking to buy low on Sanchez in a keep forever 12 team 2 catcher league, where he’s $7.

    Is $7 Nimmo + $0 Mikolas a fair offer, or am I already offering up too much?

  28. Doc Samson says:
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    Drop Smoak or Lamb? Standard 5×5 roto league. And just picked up Pivetta last night… what to expect the ROS. Many thanks, Mr. Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc Samson: And I’ve gone over Pivetta about 24 times in the last 24 days, you know I like him

  29. Knuckleball Thompson says:
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    Bieber…how long will it realistically last? I could have to chose between Biebs and Darvish at some point…who Yu taking? Second question…Yonder Alonso was dropped in my 14 team league. I put in a waiver claim…drop Bird, Conforto or Parra for him. Last question…Willy or Gsellman in a saves/holds league now & ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knuckleball Thompson: Roofie, so not long without some bumps… Kershaw had bumps his rookie year… Bird — Wily

  30. Savoy Special says:
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    1) for UTL, Jake Lamb or Aaron Hicks ROS?
    2) is it close?

    Thanks!

  31. MelkyButter says:
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    12-team H2H keeper (5) w/ OPS. My Harper for his Springer/Rendon. Which side do you prefer if I need a CI improvement?

  32. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Add Eflin over Guerra, Gibson, Pivetta, or Montgomery?

    I was shocked to see his numbers and success, too.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Would you pitch Junior, today, against CIN and then pick up Eflin or just make the switch, now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me if it works for SON (I don’t know the full matchup, if being honest)

  33. Alex says:
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    Eflin over Heaney ROS?

  34. Mookie Cookie says:
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    Don’t worry Grey, I’ve been holding Odor all year… but I’m also a masochist

  35. Jason says:
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    Please rank the following SP for ROS:
    Heaney, Eflin, Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Pivetta, Eflin

  36. Steven says:
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    With the latest news on Josh Donaldson, what is his value?
    Buy low and know that he could have a good 2nd half? Or don’t bother with him?

    Would a Belt for Donaldson be a good offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven: I wouldn’t buy low, but Belt is fair, not like he’s that exciting

  37. Mike says:
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    What’s your thoughts on Acuna rest of season? Would you trade Arrieta and Meadows for him now before he returns? (5×5 redraft 11-team). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Top 30 OF — yes

  38. Jason says:
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    I want to pick up Eflin, but need to drop two SP:
    My SP:
    ====
    Manaea
    McCullers
    Stripling
    Flaherty
    Heaney
    Peralta
    Paxton
    Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Manaea, Heaney

  39. TitanProtector says:
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    Rest of season who do you like?

    Bundy or Eflin

  40. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have in the second half? I am in first in most pitching categories, just need to maintain my leads.

    Bumgarner
    Syndergaard

    It is a keeper league so I think i prefer Syndergaard long term but obviously don’t want to value that over a win this year.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Madison simply bc he’s healthy right now

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Another question:

        Is Scooter a sell-high? The trade analyzer has no love for him ($1). Seems like a low value for a guy whos very high on the player rater.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he’s broken through and isn’t necessarily a sell low

  41. Jeffrey says:
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    Grey,

    Rizzo for Nimmo and Folty– Which side do you have in a shallow H2H league?

  42. phil says:
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    Pick up Wily Peralta or Ryan Tepera for saves?

  43. Lipson says:
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    Eflin or Pivetta? You had me on the Pivetta train…

  44. JC says:
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    Who to drop to pick up Eflin?
    Flaherty, Newcomb, Bieber, Folty, Rodon, Pivetta, Musgrove or Corbin?
    I need 8 SP Because I’m way behind in innings pitched due to injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Musgrove

  45. twig n berrios says:
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    drop schoop for odor?

  46. Justin Ralph says:
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    I was waiting for a decent line for Ray against MIA and they I immediately started trying to trade him. I sent him and Puig (who I was considering dropping in this league) for Bellinger. How do you feel about that trade? I was worried that would be the best line we get from Ray this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Its such a relief when Grey likes your trade.

        Luis Castillo is being passed around my league like Iris in Can’t Buy Me Love. More rides than a Greyhound.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  47. Dancin Homer says:
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    Man, I wish I pulled the trigger on adding/ streaming Minor yesterday. We’re limited to 5 moves all week and I just couldn’t do it.

    That said, SON seems to like DeSclafani enough tonight ($7.6). would you take a chance on starting him at home vs. MIL??

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try him

  48. Jason says:
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    Good write up per usual! My fav fantasy site by a mile. I’m in a 12 team dynasty keep forever league and inherited a crappy team that had to be deconstructed. I’ve spent the last year building my minors and acquiring players that I think will be future superstars. I just traded my best majors player in Benintendi for Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Jo Adell, Jameson Taillon, and what should end up as the top overall pick in our first year player draft. I was immediately offered Javier Baez and what should be the 2nd or 3rd overall pick for Eloy. What say you on the Eloy for Baez and high pick trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Thanks! Wow, huge trade… Eloy’s your big piece, I’d hold him now that you’ve got him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And thanks!

  49. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1) Drop 1 reliever or starting pitcher to pick up 2 start stream for Nate Eovaldi @MIA,@NYM next week?

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Ryon Healy
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Matt Barnes
    P: Keon Kela
    P: Steve Cishek
    P: Hector Rondon
    SP: Clayton Kershaw
    SP: Blake Snell
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Freddy Peralta
    Bench: Joey Lucchesi

    DL: Michael Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      @Savoy Special: 2) retroactive to question 1, drop a reliever or starting pitcher for Aaron Hicks.
      3) I want to hold Lamb even though he gets benched against LHP

      Thanks!

  50. Gonzo says:
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    SON had Manaea around -$5.0 this morning, now -$7.0 with lineups in. Had started Montas and Suter the last two days with similar SON rating issues and it jacked up my ratios- went from 2nd to 5th place in ERA in 12 tm 5×5.

    Sit or start Manaea today?

    • Gonzo says:
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      @Gonzo: Manaea @DET today. Montas was also @DET (he’s garbage tho) and Suter was home vs KC. Deceptively bad matchups I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo: I wouldn’t mess with him

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: Much needed reality check. Thanks Grey!

  51. crimedog says:
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    Smoak or Gallo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Gallo

  52. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey–thoughts on dropping Mac Williamson for Heyward? Williamson is in AAA but he’s homered in 2 of his 3 games there. But Heyward has also been good lately and is hitting 2nd in the lineup. Points league btw. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: Depends on league depth, but I’d likely just hold Mac if your league is deep enough that you’re looking at him

  53. knucks says:
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    In a 15 team roto 6×6 (QS is extra pitching cat)

    I’m way ahead and prob going to win in Ks. Also rock solid with ratios. Could use some QS and a I’m a bit behind in GS, so was thinking maybe I could get a decent SP for him. I won Ottavino off of waivers last night in anticipation of potentially trading away my Josh Hader. But I may not really need Ottavino and could see dropping him for a Streamer soon.

    I’m thinking of offering up my Josh Hader for someone’s Ross Stripling. The Ross Stripling owner also owns Kneble, so I thought I’d start with an offer to him. I haven’t owned Stripling anywhere this year, so I haven’t been paying a ton of attention. I know he’s been good. We expect that to continue? Fair deal? Trade analyzer says Yes. Thought I’d toss this thought at you too though.

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yea you right, maybe I should target something better. I’ve completely run away with Ks… there is almost zero chance that the team behind in Ks me could catch me. So those 15 Roto points are mine. And I’m in 2nd place in both ERA and WHIP. So I was kinda feeling like he is a good chip to cash in before next week’s trade deadline in this league. But if I don’t get a decent return, maybe just hold him for the Ratios.

        Doesn’t a trade deadline the first week of July sound crazy? Totally snuck up on me. I’m pretty sure that’s usually at the end of July for most of my leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that is very early for a deadline

  54. slimbo says:
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    hey boss

    Eflin is available in my dynasty league and need some pitching badly

    safe to drop nimmo, odor or Luis Castillo for him?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slimbo: All of them? Lose Castillo

  55. jose says:
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    I own both Tepera and Rondon. I was really hoping Clippard would blow the 2 run lead in the 8th and give Rondon a Save or Win chance as I had no confidence that Tepera could hold a one run lead against Houston’s 9-1-2 in the order. Dang Clippard was just good enough only giving up one run in the 8th.

    With the short schedule day, I’m looking to fill out my hitters roster for RCL and have two options.

    1. Keep Shaw on the bench and stream his spot (CI) while leaving Schwarber in the lineup who will be on the bench against Kershw and maybe get a pinch hit opportunity later in the game.

    2. Keep Shaw in the lineup and send Schwarber to the bench to stream his spot (UT).

    Follow up: I’m probably streaming Pujols against Lefty Brian Johnson @ BOS either way so position eligibility isn’t that much of a factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: I hear ya… 1. I’d start Shaw if he starts

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Feel like you don’t have enough Eflin questions today! 12 team 7×7 w/ QS

    Drop Rodon, Bieber, or Maeda for Eflin?

    Leaning Maeda right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Sure, can lose Maeda

  57. Jacks says:
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    My $8 Kelvin Herrera has value in my keeper league as he’ll likely be closing somewhere next year (on a one year deal). I’m trying to convert him into an active closer who isn’t a keeper. I’ve been offered Bud Norris for him. Do I just take that or insist on Kela (he may not budge)? Rodney also a possibility. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacks: I’d take Norris

  58. Mark says:
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    I know you previously said Adalberto Mondesi was not a good player…has it changed? He still hitting poorly, but he seemed to either sell out for power or added power in the minors this season….and his base stealing skills seem to be top notch.

    Anything changed your perception of him or is he still a low power 10 steal guy?

    Any thoughts on Andrew Suarez in San Fran? Seems to be doing what he has done in the minors. Does he has talent to succeed or it’s the first time through the league thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: He’s a .215 hitter, I don’t think that’s good — he does have 50-steal speed

      Suarez is a home streamer

  59. Jack says:
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    Iglesias over Britton, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  60. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey!
    In a 12tm H2H redraft and 25 moves – is Eflin worth an add? Would drop Giles to activate next week.. my SPs are Bauer Carrasco Biebs Folty Newcomb Pivetta Flaherty Wood.. or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Think you’ll be happier without Giles

  61. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1) I am dropping Lucchesi for Eovaldi. Thanks for that.
    2) who out of Matt Barnes, Steve Cishek, Hector Rondon would you drop for Aaron Hicks?

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Ryon Healy
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Matt Barnes
    P: Keon Kela
    P: Steve Cishek
    P: Hector Rondon
    SP: Clayton Kershaw
    SP: Blake Snell
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Freddy Peralta
    Bench: Joey Lucchesi

    DL: Michael Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Cishek

  62. Bk says:
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    Rank these pitchers, I’m trying to see if I can swap to get some Eflin shares…
    Eflin, Taillion, Newcomb, Peralta, Quintana, Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Newcomb, Taillon, Bieber

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: So, Rather have Peralta or Eflin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly try Peralta if league is shallow, bit more upside

  63. mhaire511 says:
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    Drop Gio Gonzales for Zach Eflin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. The Great Knoche says:
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    Not a bad time for Brewers to have Broxton get some MLB at bats. Showcase for whatever they are going to trade him for. You are right though his numbers are so goofed.

    .263 BA with a .397 BABIP and 36% K rate. 9 HR and 24 SB.

    Sounds like a great replacement for Kole Calhoun when the Angels trade Garrett Richards to the Brewers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, the Brewers trade for more OFs, they never trade them away

  65. Ellis says:
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    Kinsler or Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  66. WhiteRabbit says:
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    While I have no love for Willy Peralta (had that bastard for two years), couldn’t he fall in the mold of say Wade Davis? … Failed starter, high velocity, only two pitches. Speaking of that – Eovaldi could be a closer too

    • Cram It says:
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      @WhiteRabbit: For every 1 of those guys that it works that way there’s 20 Tony Cingrani’s.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is also true

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, anything’s possible…

  67. acuna can run says:
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    we starting Quintana today at the dodgers?
    McCullers at the Rays is a no brainer, but their lineup has been pesky lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  68. Fogimon says:
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    Okay, so yeah, I had a premature pitchaculation after Castillo’s 1st 3 innings yesterday. But, at least I was smart enough to have him on my bench this week. (we’ve gone over my issues with dropping him)

    Unfortunately, yesterday I did have Keuchel and Hendricks going. My Lugo and Wood starts weren’t enough to save my ratios, and the 2 wins I got don’t offset the 8.00 ERA I now have for the week and 3.75 for the year. Need ratio help, yo!

    My staff;
    Kluber (d’oh! no more rain)
    Berrios (please be this good)
    Pivetta (please please please be this good)
    Hendricks (please don’t be this bad)
    AWood (please stay healthy)
    Keuchel (please go away)
    DGerman (please strike lightning)
    MGonzales (please be for real)
    SLugo (please stay in the rotation)
    Bieber (make me a belieber)
    VV (gawd help me)
    Castillo (this one hurts)

    Hader (please make me a starter or a closer)

    Am I doomed to suffer all season? Context, 10 teams, 5×5 roto, 9 pitchers weekly, I punted saves to try and go 1st in W’s and K’s…. its not working

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look bad except Keuchel, Marco, Castillo and VV… Could see gambling on VV but you have too many guys that will bring down your good starts by Kluber etc

  69. ryanoger says:
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    Jake Arrieta worth rostering and using my top waiver claim on, in a 10 team league?

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  70. Murph says:
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    Hey grey!
    Been on vaca – saw a lot of Eflin questions so forgive me if this is a repeat
    Cut Newcomb for Eflin or fulmer? (Goes against toronto today)
    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Newcomb

  71. Sean says:
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    Should I dump Pham (relegated to 2nd bench bat now) for a catcher with Sanchez DL’d, dump one of my 2 streamer spots, or punt catcher until after the all-star break? Catcher options include Romine, Tom Murphy, Hicks, Gomes, Diaz, Lucroy.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean: Dump streamer for a catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  72. Josh says:
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    Drop wacha from dl to put Bryant on dl and pick up Musgrove @sd, Alcantara vs Mets, chase Anderson @ Cincy, Suarez @arizona or hold up 15-3 this week

    W/L/Homer given up/ era/whip/k

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Musgrove, I’d look at SON tho

  73. Ray says:
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    Drop Velasquez for Wheeler in H2H QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  74. Dave D says:
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    Great write up. I’ll go with Minor Threat for $100…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  75. James says:
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    Eflin and Bieber are available in my 12 team league. Would you drop Newcomb, Gibson, Velasquez, Wood, Tanaka, or Darvish for one or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV and Gibson

  76. 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 – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    1) I’m dropping Senzel so I can pick up someone from waivers (who you grabbing ?)

    2) You see anyone else on my team worth swapping out for wire guys ? (looking at removing Meadows, Covey >?)

    Waiver:

    HIT – Gregory Polanco, B. Hamilton, R. Healy, C. Dickerson, M. Conforto, Y. Gurriel, B. Anderson, J. Kipnis, M. Trumbo, S. Piscotty,

    PIT – M. Minor, D. German, J. Musgrove, , D. Duffy, B. Peacock, C. Stratton, T. Mahle, Z. Wheeler, T. Cahill (DL), R. Lopez

    RP – J. Soria, K. Giles, F. Rodney, S. Greene, B. Brach, W. Peralta, S. Dyson, Z. Britton

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – A. Rizzo
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – J. Turner
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – M. Haniger
    Util – B. Dozier
    BN – A. Meadows
    BN – N. Mazara A. Meadows
    BN – N. Senzel (Not Active)

    SP – J. Quintana
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – J. Paxton
    RP – K. Kela
    RP – K. Barraclough
    P – B. Parker
    P – J. Junis
    BN – Lance Lynn
    BN – Dylan Covey
    BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
    DL – C. Carrasco (10-Day DL)
    DL – W. Buehler (10-Day DL)
    DL – N. Syndergaard (10-Day DL)
    DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)

    Thanks bud, sorry so long,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Can you stash Kyle Tucker? 2. Meh, how many moves you have to play with? Covey, Junis and Lynn are kinda the dog’s breakfast, but I’d save moves if limited

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        @Grey: Kyle Tucker is already owned unfortunately. I get 35 moves/year (ive made 11 so far)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Healy should be owned

  77. hankg says:
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    For those of us who unfortunately drafted Keuchel, time to drop him? How about Ohtani (SP)? Looking to clear bench space and my other starters are as follows – Bauer, Greinke, Ray, Porcello, E-Rod and Buehler (DL). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both

  78. JW says:
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    Grey, Great writeup as usual!

    Trying to decide for ROS in August and September… Please rank the 4:

    Donaldson, JTurner, Suarez, Shaw.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez, Shaw, Turner

  79. Warren Loegering says:
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    Rizzo + Correa for Lindor, which side? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  80. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    How did I know that when I chickened out of starting Freddy Peralta that Gibson was going to get roughed up by one the league’s worst offenses and regular tormentors of my pitching, the White Sox.

    Sticking with your DJ Khaled theme, I think I deserve this:
    https://giphy.com/gifs/zNXvBiNNcrjDW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Khaled cracks me up for some reason

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: He’s like a much more jovial version of one of my college roommates. Incidentally, that roommate looked like an Indian version of Raekwon. Strangely enough , he actually met Raekwon and Ghost and had his picture taken with them. The resemblance was eerie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, pics or it didn’t happen!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Ha
            First, you’re on me to prove or disprove the parentage of Jon Gant. Now you want me to track down an old college roommate to see if he still has an old polaroid taken backstage at a Ghost and Rae show 15 years ago.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I actually filed the requisite paperwork with 23 and Me and John Gant is related to Ron.

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: Mind. Blown. hahahah
                I think you should build in, at an increased cost of course, a genealogy package to the streamonator/hittertron subscriptions.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Streamonator has no family, it’s a very sad story

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    And Hittertron has hundreds of kids

  81. LMAO “Ryan Rua – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .167. Rua, Rua, like a dungeon dragon!” Breaking out the old school Tribe Called Quest / Busta Rhymes. EPIC!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Robert Clark: HA! Yes Robert!

  82. Cohen says:
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    John Jay or Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  83. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Position eligibility aside- who would you rather have in a 10 team roto league ? Mikolas or nick markakis? You think markakis maintains?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, maybe… I’d lean Mikolas

  84. MattyIce says:
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    In a dynasty 6×6 league, are Stripling, Heaney, and Kiermeier enough for Jo Adell?

    Would you prefer Stripling and Folty instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Folty, that doesn’t sound like a great trade tho

  85. tank1 says:
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    Couple of questions on pick-ups –

    1. F. Peralta or A. Wood?

    2. Peraza or C. Hernandez?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood — Peraza

  86. Rays says:
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    Grey, another great write- up, apologies for the late post, my posts haven’t gone through today so I had to try a different email.

    Please rank the following 3B for ROS, looking towards August and September, h2h points, DFS style scoring:

    Donaldson, JTurner, Suarez, Shaw.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez, Shaw, Turner…

  87. Joel says:
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    Is Acuna ($21.90) really that much better than Cain ($11.50) ROS (according to buysellatops)?

    I’m somewhat skeptical, especially having owned him til he was injured. I had Cain in his stead and Cain was superior in comparison.

    I get it, he’s uber talented but this is not a keeper league or anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna is that talented, yeah

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: Ok, I drafted him, held him, dropped him (injured). What the hell. Was gonna grab Buehler with my final weekly roster move (as discussed earlier)but will snatch Acuna as my bench bat. He may be a solid trade chip soon.

        I’m rolling with Turner, Jo Ram, Lindor, Rendon, Cruz, Trout, Dozier, Bellinger, Hosmer and an injured Gary Sanchez (/w Tom Murphy replacement). Never hurts to have more talent.

        • Joel says:
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          @Joel: Ozuna too I guess

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Acuna should be owned in 100% of leagues

  88. J-FOH says:
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    Jesus A Christ already. Sky was all over him last year early. I think if I looked I have a text from him saying that once the shine wears off Thames that Aguilar will go beast at some point. Damn, sky is some kind of sage for pre-season calls…don’t worry I think you are good too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hard to see why Aguilar isn’t just playing every day

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: your guess is aguilar as mine…okay that was a stretch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andujar saying?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Are you Joaquin back on your word?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My bad, so Soria

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I know you were just Joakim

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, Machado about nothing

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: You Lind some you lose some

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Happ-y times, indeed

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Like they say. A Byrd in the hand is worth more than two in the Furbush…hahaha, that’s so dated

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, making me hungry, I am after all a Gorman Thomas

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      A nice Trout, Salmon and Bass grilled platter might satisfy you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thinking Mediterranean, maybe some Moustakas and Kiner-Falefa

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’d say get Sushi but my doctor told me Nomo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Can’t you have it and take some Pepitone?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      As long as I take it Blyleven I should be OK

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t take it before, makes me Dozier

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      If I don’t I’ll have hell to pay with my Reardon

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahaha, you win!

  89. finn says:
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    Tim Anderson for Charlie Morton in a keeper league – same salary, who do you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  90. Jack says:
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    Better DL quick-stash – DeJong or Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

  91. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I picked up Eflin in May, but after 3 bad starts in a row he has been off my radar. I guess I’ll pick him up for the “easy” Oriole start.

    Greinke stealing second to get in scoring position today was sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that (Greinke, not what you did with Eflin)

  92. favio vasquez says:
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    Hey Grey, Im streaming Tim Anderson, Avasail and Healy this week. Great matchups with all three facing teams in the top 5 for giving up HR’s. My question is, do you think Avasail is worth keeping after this week?

    • favio vasquez says:
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      —roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but can we wait until Sunday to figure it out?

      • favio vasquez says:
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        lol fo sho

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  93. Chucky says:
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    Can a Nola fetch a Springer? Bellinger? Which side needs a sweetener?
    Can a Pivetta get either as well?
    12 t Dynasty, no contracts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe on Nola, can try… Pivetta seems impossible

  94. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Looking to stash a potential saves source in a 15 team roto – can you rank the following lottery tickets:

    D.Robertson (if Chap got hurt, would he or Betances close?)
    L.Trivino (Treinen possible trade chip)
    J.Fry (Soria should get dealt, Jones currently/always hurt)
    G.Holland (Been better since coming off DL and they’re paying him a ton to pitch the 6th inning)
    T.Hildenberger (Rodney implosion/trade)
    Hirano (Box stinks and think they like Bradley in Hader role)

    Thanks Amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hirano, Fry, Holland

  95. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade Corbin for Acuna? Both keepers
    Nola for Arenado? Nola at $4 and Arenado at $54
    Which one best?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Acuna

  96. Bentintend It Like Beckham says:
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    Would you trade Moreland and Gibson for Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to free space

      • Benintend It Like Beckham says:
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        @Grey: Exactly what I’d be trying to do. Thanks!

  97. knucks says:
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    Acuna… Expected back Friday. Which is great for several of my teams. But he was activated on an off day.

    Just glad that today’s lineup locks were early and I was able to check a couple of the early MLB lineups and get my batty calls like Valencia/CrushDavis/Rasmus in before this stupid off day maneuver. Can’t remember who it was that did this a few weeks ago with another player. Super annoying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano did it

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Truth. I have done everything I can to delete that blob from memory. So this makes sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  98. Drew says:
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    1. Saw an article mentioning Folty velo dropping a bit in June. Not a ton, but slightly. Any concern here?

    2. Asdrubal has been a nice surprise and has held his own as my SS in 16-team OPS. Assuming the Mets blow it up around the trade deadline, would he be one of the first to go, potentially cutting into his regular PT? Aka, should I be shopping for another SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, he was hurt, maybe rusty 2. If he were traded, I’d guess it’s somewhere for him to play, not sure I see why someone would trade for him to sit on their bench

  99. MALARKY says:
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    Could you please rank ROS: Pivetta, Matz, Rodon, Efflin, Peralta, Bieber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Rodon

      • MALARKY says:
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        @Grey: Thks… where would you say Matz figures in all of those?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Third

  100. Keith Labelle says:
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    Newcomb + Teoscar for Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger, it’s fair

  101. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Would you rather own Vizcaino or H Rondon as a closer ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz, but close

  102. Bk says:
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    Rank:
    Pivetta, Taillion, Newcomb, Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Newcomb

  103. Play Ball says:
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    Was offered Bellinger for my Springer. Reject or accept?

    I’m in a standard roto league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer

      • Play Ball says:
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        Springer or Hoskins ROS in a standard roto league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer

  104. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Buehler with the surprise DL activation, need to drop either Lucchesi or Lugo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  105. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Debating on trading (no, you!) Darvish and Cesar (Ian) Hernandez for Brian (Sleepier) Dozier.
    Good idea? Will Dozier have a better ROS than Hernandez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not close

  106. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Flaherty, Carlos Martinez, and story/healy for goldschmidt?

  107. Jon says:
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    Who to drop in an NL only? Need to lose two players from:

    Ottavino, Seranthony, Lugo, Alex Wood, Roark, Pivetta, Flaherty

    Categories are SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo, Roark

  108. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Buehler off the DL so I can carry him on my roster for a week without starting him. Thanks Doyers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  109. andy dwyer says:
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    Grey, my team has probably had the worst last two weeks… yet on paper it looks like an all star team … not sure if its time to make a move or wait it out … any thoughts?

    Suzuki, Encarnacion, Whit, Machado, Mous, Blackmon, Springer, Rosario, Moreland, Schoop, Jay
    Bauer, Snnell, Happ, Carlos Rodon, Heany, Yu, Doolittle, Greene, Wade, Britton

    P.S. My team clearly has at least 30 shades of Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ebb and flow, homey… tho can prolly lose Schoop and Jay

  110. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good afternoon, Grey!

    You really caused a rambunction with that Rua comment, another reminder why this is the perfect site for us men of a certain age. Would you please tell me…

    1) Is it worth burning a waiver priority on Bieber in RCL? I really like that kid.
    2) Who are the 3 best short-term adds: Reddick, Piscotty, JBJ, Bauers, Trumbo, old pal Ian Happ?
    3) Do you see a strong second half for E5? Thinking of trading for him.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! 1. Sure 2. Bauers, Trumbo, Reddick 3. Yeah, I’d trade for him

  111. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey, I’m trying to get goldschmidt, how’s Flaherty, Carlos Martinez, and r Healy or t story for goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a chump dump

  112. sturock578 says:
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    At this point is Darvish a drop? I need the DL spot for Cain (Sugar!). already have vizcaino and bryant on DL. Pitching is strong – Severino, Mikolas, Cleavinger, Buhler, stripling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yep, can lose him

  113. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    need to drop a RP in a 12 team league:

    Kela, Rondon, Britton, Seranthony, Ottavino, Minter

    Saves is the important category. Who’s the drop?

    • sturock578 says:
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      @MediOAKer Matt: If saves is the goal Ottavino goes.

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        @sturock578: would tend to agree though Wade Davis has been pretty bad lately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with sturock

  114. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Jjust missed Eflin, Eff!
    Holding Lugo,but haven’t rolled him out much due to matchups. Drop for Matz, Rodon, Wood, Nova, Wheeler?

    Thanks for the great writeups every day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  115. Jubaka says:
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    Season long points league, should I trade away Murphy, Myers, Marte, and britton.. And I’ll get j.d Martinez, dejong, and philipe rivero?
    I have tim anderson and adsrubel to play second and shortstop. And I have m azara, yelich , Hoskins, and muncy for outfield and utility still after trading away those guys… I would get j.d.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. Perfect Game says:
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    Kershaw was cruising today. Just 1 R and 6K in 5 IP. Only 68 pitches. Was he on a shortened pitch count today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he never rehabbed

  117. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, looking at streamers tomorrow in a shallow mixed league. Do you feel good about starting either M Gonzales vs KC (SON $20) or Stroman vs DET (SON $20) in a shallow league where you dont need the innings but are looking for Wins with decent ratios? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch either, but trust Marco more

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        @Grey: yeah, thats what i was thinking but man SON has a raging boner for them so had to ask ur thoughts!

  118. Basterman says:
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    Looking at overall stats for rest of season. His Mr Votto and Yelich for my Encarnacion and Springer. Fair trade? More upside goes to ? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  119. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, very shallow mixed league, can you please rank the following for me, Wil Myers, C Santana, Yuli? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wil, Yuli

  120. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey greylord. Long time no talk. Hope you’ve been doing your thing like always….

    1) getting tired of this Adam Eaton feller….he keeps riding pine…….drop his benched ass for Kiermaier or G Polonco or hold?

    2) tucker Barnhart or Cervelli?

    3) should i be selling hosmer and arrieta? What kinda value back ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always! 1. Kiermaier 2. Cervelli 3. Not sure you can get anything worthwhile for them, maybe Morton?

  121. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Looking at overall stats for rest of season. His Mr Votto and Yelich for my Encarnacion and Springer. Fair trade? More upside goes to ? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds vaguely familiar… Springer

  122. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    I have a full beard instead of simply a mustachio but this whole Bregman run has me holding a razor in front of the mirror while shaking in indecision. Anywho! Have an interesting proposal in a 12T H2H mixed – My Stanton/Votto/Devers for his Trout/Gurriel/Soto. Clearly paying out for Trout but at the saaammmeee tiiimmmmeeeee it is Michael Fish. To give an idea, here is my current lineup, little more speed wouldn’t be the worst:

    C- Zunino
    1B – Votto
    2B – Albies
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Simmons
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Jo Ma
    UTIL – Olson
    UTIL – Devers

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha I’d take Trout

  123. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    acuna or puig ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  124. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, sorry for the late barrage of questions, but another shallow mixed league question, in a vacuum, my soto and inciarte for his hoskins in a league where I am crushing in SBs? No brainer to take Hoskins, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take Hoskins

  125. Justin Ralph says:
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    Would you trade Gennett, Newcomb, Treinen and Hand for Freeman, Morrow, Bundy and Eflin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, prolly just fair

  126. Launch Angle says:
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    Would you give E. Rosario and Kershaw or Berrios for Betts? Standard, season-long roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Launch Angle says:
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        What about Springer for Blackmon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  127. Josh says:
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    Hi Grey, I’ve forgiven you for telling me to keep Broxton over Scooter and would like your opinion on an offer I got in a keeper league.

    Corey Seager & a 1st
    Addison Russell & a 3rd

    Little context for a quirky league: players taken in the first 2 rounds can’t be kept the following year. The guy who offered me the trade is awful so that 1st is likely to be Trout next year, as a non-keeper….

    Whatcha think?

    • Josh says:
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      oh and both Russell and Seager are keeper-eligible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry! Seager side for keepers, Russell has done nothing to prove worth anything

  128. Cohen says:
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    Musgrove at SD or
    Pivetta at home vsWash
    SON likes Musgrove start more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  129. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    hler was an embarassment today; and LAD now has 5 other starters (Kershaw ready to join Maeda; Stripling; Wood; and Hill). I would expect LA to work Buehler back slowly –especially since they also want to limit his innings. OK to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need the room

  130. Steve says:
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    Melancon or Rondon ROS? Realize Melancon doesn’t have job yet but seems like he just has to prove his health before they make the change sooner than later.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  131. Jay says:
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    Muncy, Dietrich or Villanueva…. Who would you want roy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  132. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Man, the Dodgers truly deserved that loss today. You put a guy coming off an injury, who hasn’t pitched in a game at any level in 3 weeks, and this is what happens. Especially, when that pitcher has relatively little MLB experience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was a top ten dumb move

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Wow, that’s a pretty big statement considering how many times we’ve discussed the “genius” of such skippers as Lloyd McClendon, the Sciosciapath, and the leader of the cabal of managerial nit wits: Dusty Baker.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, okay, top ten dumbest moves this week

  133. Ty says:
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    Would you drop Rondon for Josh Hader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Non-Tradetional says:
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    Needing pitching to try to climb back into the H2H playoffs. 12 team league. Trade offered to me: I get Hosmer and Sale for Benintendi and Aguilar. I have Robbie Ray back and Syndergaard still on the DL. Is that too much to give up? Olson is my backup 1B at the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  135. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Fun fact
    My sister loving the Pepitone reference…
    She married his nephew.
    For shizz.
    Ok to say that on live TV? Or here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hilarious….

  136. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better bench bat, jose peraza or conforto?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  137. William Hung says:
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    Eric Hosmer was dumped in my league – is he a better UTIL bat than Travis Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  138. David L says:
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    Got offered a couple of trades:
    Boxberger for Z. Wheeler
    Or
    Box for K. Hendricks
    Leaning towards cutting ties with box as he’s been garbage as of late. Smart move or pass?
    Currently also rostering s. Dominguez, W. Davis, and Vizcaino on the meld.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hendricks, it’s fair

  139. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Grey…ok need your help here tonight

    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (limited season moves with budget)

    C Grandal
    1B Bellinger
    2B Albies
    3B Suarez
    SS n/a
    OF Betts
    OF Hoskins
    OF Haniger
    UTL Carpenter
    BN Acuna
    BN Gallo

    DL Cervelli
    DL Correa

    SP Nola, CMart, Snell, Price, Mikolas, Pivetta, Musgrove
    RP Trienen, Iglesias, Britton, Greene

    DL Archer

    1) OBP replacement for Correa: Anderson, Peraza, Profan, Crawford, Kike, Kingery, Russell

    I’m thinking Anderson, as I could probable use the extra steals with my line up.

    2) How would you rank Gallo, Suarez, and Carpenter ROS?

    3) Which one would you try to trade? None are droppable, right? Target the best SP I can get?

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

  140. Launch Angle says:
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    Correa or Story in a standard roto?

  141. Fleeced says:
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    I have to drop someone..

    Conforto, Healy, or Moncada?

  142. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Best stash…..Bux, Ryu, Darvish?

    • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed:

      Saves and holds league….Britton or Robertson?

      Thanks on both

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