I hope everyone’s Memorial Day was filled with hot dogs, hamburgers, Coorses (Coorii?), fireworks that were meant to be saved until July 4th but were blown off yesterday so close to your ear that you still have a ringing, and all the other red-white-blue American things one hears backstage at a Larry The Cable Guy concert.  My Memorial Day was filled with eating and burping and farting and wearing an American flag t-shirt, but that’s every Monday.  Eat a D, ISIS!  Someone whose Memorial Day was less than ideal is Mike Trout.  He was diagnosed with a ligament tear of his thumb, and will opt for surgery.  This will knock him to the DL for the first time in his career, and it will be a two month stay.  Just like that, he went from GOAT to goatse.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Andrelton’s playing out of this world, and that isn’t merely a crack because he looks like an alien.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Valbuena is one of those guys that gets crazy hot for stretches.  Dot dot dot.  I just realized there’s about 40 corner infielders with power you can pick up, forget it.  Or froget it, if Miss Piggy is reading.

Julio Teheran – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.82.  Teheran got to face the new-look Angels.  “Hey, ma, can we go see the Angels?  Trout’s gone and Eric Young’s playing,” said no one ever.

David Price – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  I suppose it could’ve went worse.  He could’ve hurt himself again, though, maybe that would’ve been better.  Since that option seems off the table (for now), what to make of Price for the rest of the season?  I’d put him down for 3.75 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and around a K per inning.  Him or Alex Wood?  Wood, even with yesterday’s DL stint.  Prospector/Pitcher Ralph put Price in the early 50’s of the top 100 starters.  That sounds about right; his name value is a lot higher than his actual value.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Mookie Ballgame!

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-1 as he didn’t start for what feels like the third time in the last week.  Benchintendi?  Though, it’s only two benchings in the past ten days.  Though, Part 2: Another One Of Thoughs, Benintendi’s not doing anything when he plays.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Now has four homers in the last week, while hitting near-.350 in that time.  Get Melky.

Jameson Taillon – Struck out six batters across three innings of a rehab start.  This kid’s got ball!

Gregory Polanco – Carted off the field after spraining his ankle.  I believe he was carted off the field because of the injury and not because he was just too lazy to walk.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .215.  Not sure if you’ve seen McCutchen recently, but he looks like a shell of his former self.  Like Han Solo in carbonite.

Tony Watson – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, his third, ERA up to 4.03.  Halp and I talk about Watson and Felipe Rivero on the podcast that’s coming today.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Brad Peacock – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  It’s worth noting when I say to look at the Stream-o-Nator, and call Peacock a streamer, I’m not asking where the nearest bathroom is.

Carlos Beltran – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, as the Astros exploded for, like, 28 runs in the last two innings yesterday.  Twins’ relievers against the Astros were like, “Why do I feel like I just butt dialed an eggplant emoji?”

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .311.  He still has yet to record a stolen base this year, which would severely dampen his overall fantasy value if he is not going to run much.  By the by, I looked up team SB numbers, the Rockies and Orioles have 12 steals all year.  There’s eight players with more.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Serious question, are the Astros still hitting in yesterday’s game?

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Maybe the day of rest on Sunday might’ve done him some good.  Didn’t pay off too badly for God.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  “I can’t catch a freakin break.”  That’s Chris Sale finishing behind Ervin for the AL Cy Young.

Byron Buxton – Left yesterday’s game with a lacerated finger.  I prefer my fingers macerated with a mint sprig.

Howie Kendrick – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “In honor of Memorial Day and what we did to the Krauts, I did sixteen Jager bombs and won’t be in today.”

J.A. Happ – Will return today vs. the Reds, but will be on a limited pitch count.  To petition for a larger pitch count, Happ tried to get the Blue Jays to agree to Antonio Alfonseca counting.

Francisco Liriano – Will return this weekend to the Jays’ rotation.  That means it will be about seven days until Jays fans want Liriano back on the DL.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .288.  “Please let it be Smoak….Please let it be Smoak…Please let it be Smoak.”  That’s you trying to remember which Justin, Smoak or Bour, you picked up.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .265.  Oh, yeah, he’ll get hurt again, but sometimes he goes on a week or two tear before the hamstring tear.

Russell Martin – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’s literally done nothing else of note recently.  Not literally, but literally enough.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .279, and his 4th homer in four games.  Somebody’s locked in like Houdini in a milk can.  Totally fresh reference!

Daniel Norris – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  One thing to have a 4.47 ERA, but Norris is actually pitching that poorly.  That’s Daniel Norris, I don’t need Chuck hunting me down.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Just Dong because that’s what it says on his Amex.

Danny Duffy – Out six to eight weeks with an oblique strain, which comes after he got beat for six runs in four innings.  I believe they call that adding injury to insult.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .289.  Merrifield is not good.  *comparing Merrifield to rest of the Royals*  Wow, he looks good now.  What an optical illusion!

Brandon Maurer – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save, and 2nd save in two games.  I’m glad the leagues where I own him were too deep to drop him.  Hayzeus Cristo, do the Padres even know what they’re doing?  I thought they were building Hand’s trade value.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .329.  Since no one reads the USA Today anymore and follows along with category leaders like you used to when you were in your teens, guess who leads the major leagues in RBIs.  I’ll give you one hint, why am I mentioning this in Blackmon’s blurb?  Because it’s an African-American?  No, that’s a terrible guess!  It’s Chazz Noir.  A leadoff hitter leads the majors in RBIs.

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, which is cool, yay, okay, but not cool, yay, okay if you own Ian Desmond because he’s been getting benched for Parra recently.  I still believe in Desmond, so this might be a chance to buy him low.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Y’all buying low, right?  When Coors heats up in the summer, balls are gonna be flizz-ighing out of the park.

Mitch Haniger – Not ready for his rehab stint.  Sounds like Michael Madsen.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  If you sold him prior to his last two games, you’ve got Judge dread.  I never broke the law, I AM THE LAW!

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  Talk about a guy with some ugly peripherals.  Maybe he’ll have one of those years where he exceeds his xFIP by two runs until August and then you can just drop him when he goes off the rails like a sober Jason Mewes.  However, I wouldn’t count on that.

Jose De Leon – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER as he was called up to potentially work in the bullpen, get sent right back down or move into the rotation.  I grabbed him in one mixed league because his minor league stats — high-12 K/9, low-2 BB/9, barely a 2-something ERA — are butterful.  Then again, he might not be up for long.  Then again again, Erasmo looked bad yesterday, so De Leon could replace him.  Then again again again, Erasmo had just pitched on Sunday.  Then again again again again, there is no then again again again again.

Steven Souza – 4-for-5, 4 runs, and 7 for his last 12.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tim Beckham – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .262.  Push out of your mind he’s been better than Odor.  Push it out, Grey.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer as he played 1B with Adrian Beltre (1-for-5) activated.  Nice!  As I hypothesized recently, Gallo will get ABs even with Beltre back, though, I don’t know what hypothesized means.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Also, in this game, Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with his 6th homer.  The Indians are rising again like a Jim Morrison acid dream!

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  I’ve lost Kluber and Salazar and I have one Indian pitcher left.  Help me, Carrasco, you’re my only hope.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd in as many games, and 5th in the last ten games.  All he does is hit homers!  No, really, he’s hitting .227.

Ryon Healy – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .271.  Mother, mother, there’s too many of you crying.  Brother, brother, brother…This isn’t Sexual Healy, is it?  It’s such a good jam though!

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer. “Smoak, Bour, Alonso, To-Jo…” as smoke rises from your ears.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  It seemed like the entire Brewers team got hot and left behind Sunday Santana, but he’s a hot schmotato now.  (Unfortch for the Brewers, Domingo seems to be the only hitter that is hot now.)

Steven Matz – Struck out eight over five perfect innings in Triple-A.  I’m sure Matz can be good if he’s healthy.  I’m as sure he’s healthy as I’m sure what meat is in McDonald’s burgers.

Robert Gsellman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.75.  Okay, do it two more times and I’ll look at you again!

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86 vs. Matt Moore – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  This matchup was billed as, “Mr. Roark vs. Mr. Moore, and does everyone sound like a Bond villain when you say mister in front of their names?”

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Since our “predict when Ryan Braun will miss a game with an injury” contest came to a screeching halt about four days in, we need a harder to predict contest!   Since the day-to-day thing added unnecessary confusion, comment below the day you think Zimmerman will hit the DL. The Price is Right rules apply again, meaning before beats after.  The winner also gets a Razzball t-shirt.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-3 and thrown out of the game after charging Hunter Strickland, who apparently hit him because Harper homered twice off Strickland over two years ago.  Rihanna forgave Chris Brown quicker.  Is it me or does it seem like 99% of baseball fights are the combatants waiting to be held back by their teammates?  The number one thing heard in baseball brawls, “Let me at him!”  The best part of the fight, Buster Posey didn’t even move to help his pitcher.  Apparently, he was like, “Yo, if Rihanna can move on, so can Strickland.”

Randal Grichuk – Optioned to High-A Palm Beach to work on his strike zone recognition and landing a sugar momma.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4 and hit a home run in his first major league at-bat on Sunday.  First off, he looks like he wore Opti-Grabs too long. Second, he’s got power to spare, hitting 11 HRs in only 46 games of Triple-A.  He’ll likely only platoon on the weak side, so he’s a batty call when facing lefties.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .238.  You in March, “I’m drafting Forsythe, because he’s safe and produces.”  You in June, “Should I pick up Forsythe again?”

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Member when someone commented two days after Bellinger was promoted that his swing was too long and he should be demoted?  Hot take!

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Solid start; too bad to start again for the Dodgers is like getting on the line at Batman: The Ride.  “The line starts by the frozen lemonade stand?  Geez.”

Alex Wood – Hit the DL with SC joint inflammation.  I used to inflame my joints all the time.  Sometimes I’d inflame a bong too.  The Dodgers aren’t just taking advantage of the new 10-day DL they are spending the night with another girl, and having the 10-day DL come over at 3 AM.  I swear to you, I Googled “SC joint inflammation” with quotes plus baseball and could not find another instance of this injury.  The Dodgers like their rotation like they like their Chinese restaurants, crowded with a few Asians.

  1. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Grey-
    What is Matt Harvey worth in a 16 team dynasty? Someone offered me to him for Cam Bedrosian, and I’m not sure about that one. What sort of player do you think he might be worth?

    Thanks, oh clear-headed one.

    • steviek says:
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      just my 2 cents as someone who’s seen everyone of his starts. Harvey’s breaking stuff is not the same. it used to be ++, but now its below league average. he’s broken off a few nasty sliders recently, but nor consistently. it’s getting better and his velocity is only down a smidge.
      TLDR: he’s relearning mechanics and slowly getting better than this but who knows if he ever comes all the way back.

      • The Eye of Horus says:
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        @steviek: Thanks for the feedback! I used to try to pry Harvey away from this guy’s team a few years ago, but now…I don’t know if I’m interested at all any more.

  2. lyricist says:
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    Curbed Adam Frazier for Andrew Romine today. Laughed about it. Tell me I’m wrong and that I should care about Adam Frazier ROS and not roster Romine ROWeek before the next ex chump.

    • lyricist says:
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      @lyricist: I do want to add that I’ve not been drinking fantasy paint thinner like Joaquin and Phillip in The Master… I have Kipnis/Marwin and Cesar/LoFo/etc. are on the wire.

  3. Jake says:
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    Kyle Seager was dropped in my league. Should I drop Smoak or Odor for him? Or should I hold?

    Thanks.

    • lyricist says:
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      IMO, Absolutely you should own Seager over A or B!

      • lyricist says:
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        @lyricist: …and disregard my previous post about Romine… I never do things that absurdly if it matters. Seager is however a ROS coup

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @Jake: Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: I’d likely hold

  4. Bill Lee says:
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    Devon Travis back in the 8 hole.

    i had picked him up when Dozier was ding up.

    drop him now?

    thanks in advance for any response.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Bill Lee: My guess is the BJ’s are playing the match-up game with their hitters. I bet he’s toward the top of the lineup more times than not at this point. Hold for now…

  5. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Zimmerman miraculously plays all year – only saying this since I own him.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom:

      Zimmerman miraculously plays all year – only saying this because I don’t own him ;)

    • steviek says:
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      woo-hoo! confirmation bias – blind lucky Zimm owners unite! (please baby, please).

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been feasting on Jim Bakker’s buckets

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear he’s turned over a new leaf, that’s similar to his next to last leaf

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup! Cougs sent me an Atlantic article about him recently, he’s turning over a new leaf that’s the same leaf redux

              • mrs. featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: I’ll check it out. Every other xmas, my wife’s family has a crazy week long bash in some random place, ~ 35 people. We rent a massive house or compound and throw down. Last year, Savannah, two years before that D.C, and two years before that New Orleans. We have planned dinners where folks have to make meals for everybody. I’m really tempted to order his Fiesta Bucket (since my inlaws are Mexican), and just give people cups of hot water.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA… Jim Bakker, evangelist and caterer

  6. DJ says:
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    Grey,
    In my 10team H2H 5×5 league, I’ve been offered C-Mart for my Knebel and Glover. Rest of staff looks like this;

    Schezer
    McCullers
    Jansen
    Diaz
    Brach (Britton on dl)
    Fulmer
    Ed Rod
    Quintana
    Holland

    likr the idea of getting C mart for those closers and then I have an open streaming spot until a closer comes up on the wire. What do you guys think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DJ: Take it

    • theone189 says:
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      @DJ:
      1000% take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DJ: Agree with others

  7. kenly0 says:
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    I’m going to go way out on a limb and say no DL for Zimmerman this season.

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @kenly0: beat ya to it, cheater

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    I have Trout on a NFBC team and am in 1st place by 8pts. Not to worry I have Fowler to replace him. Only time I’ve had Trout. Dang Gummit.
    Zimmerman, July 20th.

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Thanks for the write-up, very nice work!

    a. Got a trade offer. I give Bour to get Kendrys. Tomato, tomatoe, but I think I like Bour better. What’s your take? Apart from the fact that MLB has an over-abundance of fat power-hitting 1B who qualify at the 1B, DH, U and 1B/3B positions!!!

    b. On Wood’s injury,…..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternoclavicular_joint

    Only I don’t think that joint can be inflamed, but maybe as your bong reference infers he inflamed a reefer close to the SC joint and then he decided he had to hit that, oops meant to say hit the DL.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 30

    Sheriff: ‘Yes, I know exactly where it is. Now listen to me very carefully. Surround the area with every man you’ve got, but don’t move in. I repeat: don’t move in! Don’t do anything till I get there! And no shooting! I don’t want him dead, I want him alive!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  10. Mike says:
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    Odor or Bregman ROS?

  11. Adam says:
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    Gallo or Altherr ROS?

  12. David Nadelle says:
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    Zimm July 31
    Also: how can I change my post name on here…?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @David Nadelle: I’ve been having the same problem since they switched to word press for the Hittertron service. I have to log out before commenting, so Felidia Featherbottom doesn’t show up as my name. I think it is a @Rudy question.

  13. trick dad says:
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    June 12 for Zimmerman

  14. Jim says:
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    Pitch Berrios vs HOUSTON today?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jim:

      I’m rolling the dice with it.

  15. Jimbo says:
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    Zimmerman – June 18

  16. Steve Bajewicz says:
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    Zimmerman hits it July 6th with the All Star break looming.
    @banjo2789

  17. Fungazi says:
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    Zimmerman June 29

  18. Justin says:
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    Keeper league H2H. I have a glut of OF. Okay to trade away benintendi to get max scherzer? I also could get Eric Thames for Benin if I wanted

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Justin:
      I’d want Max for Beni.

  19. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Zim on the DL July 4th. K Vargas sent to the minors 47 min after my weekly lineup locks. Very deep league…I can get Guriel or T Fraiser until Bird comes off the DL. Which should I take?

  20. Adam says:
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    Last Utl spot- Rather own Bregman as a bench bat and hope he or Desmond start putting up their preseason expectations or keep that spot open for streaming. 10 team yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Desmond over Bregman if that’s what you’re asking

  21. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Pretty funny scene as I rushed to the Waiver to add Peacock when he was at 4 innings and 8 Ks, only to see an hour later that he was still at 4 innings, but there were now 4s everywhere.

    Zimmerman on DL June 23rd. I wish it was sooner, as I traded him for Salazar. Yup.

    Thanks much Grey.

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    There’s a simple explanation for why posey didn’t attempt to stop Harper from charging his pitcher and it seems it hasn’t occurred to any of the pundits in the sports media that I’ve heard from. Strickland likely told him he was going to bean Harper in advance and he told posey to let him charge because Strickland wanted an unfettered fist fight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerome Bishop: One thing to let him charge, another thing to hang back while your entire team is in the fray and to never do anything

      • Jerome bishop says:
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        @Grey: Posey entered the fray once the others arrived and broke up the one on one. It’s on video. Anonymous sources have confirmed that Strickland asked Posey to stay out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not what I heard Posey said

          • Jerome bishop says:
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            @Grey: It was an ill advised thing for posey to say for sure. I don’t know why he chose those words but I don’t for a second believe he felt that way. He was stuck between a rock and a hard place because whatever he said, it couldn’t be the truth. I think he just fucked off with his answer. I would’ve said, I’m just not going to comment about it. But just saying no comment could hurt Strickland’s case.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So, he didn’t say how he felt, but said something that makes him sound worse?

  23. Tony C says:
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    Zimm – June 2nd

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Featherbottom beat me to my pick! I’ll say July 31.

  25. Control Towers says:
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    Zimm July 1

  26. Alex S says:
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    Grey it’s bad when even SON doesn’t know what to do with quintana’s start. Against my better judgement I’m starting him.

    What’s your take on Mark Reynolds… Are you trying to trade him yet? And if so what’s a good price tag for those willing to take the bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex S: Coors in the summer plays even better than Coors in April/May

  27. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Zimm: June 30th…RIP

  28. G says:
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    Was offered Story for my Trumbo. Didn’t seem like it was improving my team notably, more of a lateral move where Trumbo can still outperform Story at this point. My outfield and one utility spot are currently occupied by Betts, Judge, Trumbo, JBJ, and Bour and Gardener as bench spots. I have Peraza and Segura for SS/2b so story would fill in there or utility at times.

    Alternative idea is sending Duffy for Story but that would leave me with an even big bench full of solid bats. My pitching is Darvish, Duffy, Ray, SaMardija, Holland, and Happ and Gray on DL.

    It just seems like this guy really wants to get rid of Story and want to take advantage of that but don’t wanna make a trade just for the hell of it. Any thoughts? Thanks as always

    • bigbear says:
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      @G: Story for Trumbo seems fair. Duffy’s on the DL now, so I doubt he’ll take him. Your OF wouldn’t take much of a hit and your IF would have more upside.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: I’d take Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree with F

  29. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Zimmerman July 10th

  30. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey. Someone dropped Ian Desmond in my roto daily league. Anyone on my roster worth losing to add Desmond or hold? Figure it can’t hurt to have top hitters in Coors. I also have the first waiver priority.

    C.Perez, Rizzo, Trea, Gyorko, Story, Conforto, Stanton, Duvall, Smoak Bench -Broxton, DL. J.Turner.

    Verlander, McCullers, Severino, Maeda, Nova, Bundy, G.Cole, Godley, Salazar, Holland, Melancon, Maurer. DL-Gray.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: Desmond over Godley..I’d want him over Smoak long term too

      • @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Thx for advice. Even with Salazar in the pen? Still drop either Godley or Smoak for Desmond?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Synyster: Godley is more of a streamer to me and Salazar most likely makes it back to the rotation…that’s my thinking.

  31. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,

    Put me down for July 6th

  32. Jon Strayer says:
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    Segura gets caught stealing more than Trump gets caught in bed with Russians. Would you try to get him if you needed steals or is there a bigger underlying problem?

    • Deplorable Mike says:
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      @Jon Strayer: Lets hope you are more diligent checking your facts in fantasy than you are checking the facts in current events.

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Deplorable Mike: You, my friend, have ostrich-like tendencies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon Strayer: I’d trade for him, but crazy steals are never his thing, he’s not Peraza or Hamilton

  33. luvdarooks says:
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    I am up by 19 in HR and in the middle in SB also will lose a place in Saves (2 points) to the guy behind me in 2nd place but a starter will crank my K’s and wins while all I lose is AJ Ramos…..I still have oh and iglesias.

    5×5 OBP

    WHICH TRADE IS BETTER FOR ME?

    I give up*** ZOBRIST____THAMES____AJ RAMOS
    I GET *****PANIK— X.BOGAERTS—MARTIN PEREZ
    or
    I give up*** Thames-Deshields–Ramos
    I Get******Belt–Hamilton–Barraclough

    • bigbear says:
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      @luvdarooks: Meh… The second one helps with SB and K rate. Not sure I go for either though.

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @luvdarooks: Man!

      Both are bad trades for you. I agree with Big Bear, #2 is slightly better. Trade #1 is a N-Y-E-T!!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @luvdarooks: Neither

  34. ty says:
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    FU fairies, cousin to the regression fairies have infected my computer. Freeman, Trout and wood Poof

    • Earl says:
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      @ty: I feel for you. I have Trout and Freeman as well.

      • Earl says:
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        @Earl: I am just trying to decide if it is worth hanging onto them on my bench. My weekly league does not have DL. I only have about 3 or 4 bench spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: That sucks!

  35. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Happy Tuesday, everyone! Which two do you like most ROS (11 tm keeper, roto)? J Ross, B McCarthy, Taillon, JA Happ…obviously keeper potential is big, but mostly just want upside and potential this season.

    Thanks!

  36. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Ugh… Can’t believe I am asking this but…
    SON likes Chacin vs. COL ($13.0) so would you start him?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bobbo: Only if you’re desperate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: I’m not in deeper leagues

  37. Strolg says:
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    Zimmerman 6-9 baby!

  38. Mike says:
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    Is Owings worth trading for in shallow leagues? Current SS is playing matchups between Nunez, Baez, Peraza. Obp if it matters. I’m in first, but SS and SB are 2 major weaknesses

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Sure just depends on the cost

      • Jon Strayer says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Top 60ish players are kept. Would you give Baez for Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  39. enrique says:
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    I lost Duffy and can’t afford to hold onto him in a league with only four true bench spots.

    The best FAs available (according to Ralph’s ratings and my own general impressions) are Rich Hill, Jimmy Nelson, Dan Straily, Jimmy Nelson, Brandon McCarthy, Pommeranz … maybe Clevinger.

    I was intrigued by Hill and his start yesterday looked good in the box score. But on Twitter, people who saw the game said he was all over the place.

    Are any of those guys worth rostering in a 14-team redraft roto league with a thin bench? Or am I better off leaning on the SoN?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @enrique: I’d go with Pom for now

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @enrique: I’d go Rich Hill, like his next couple of starts the best. I’m not a Pom fan, he’s gone 6 innings just 3 of his 9 starts. He’s the last guy I’d add, plus I don’t trust him at Chicago and at the Yanks.

      You have a similar issue with Hill, but he’s got the highest upside, and the best upcoming matchups. Nelson, McCarthy, and Straily are all in the middle of those two, one of the trio has the upside of Hill or K totals of Pom, but they won’t kill you.

      • enrique says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Your comment yesterday that Hill would be top 25 if healthy intrigued me. I figured I’d hold him when healthy and drop him if he’s hurt for an extended period. And I hadn’t even looked at upcoming matchups (I guess @MIL could go either way, but I’ll take CIN at home). I was just worried about the wildness I read about in his last start.

        Anyway, thanks for your opinion!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @enrique: Milwaukee with no Braun and Thames not against Cincy is not that scary.

  40. Robert says:
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    Zimm= June 22

  41. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    another regrettable question.
    SON hates Tyler Anderson ($-13/7) vs. SEA but I could use the stats and SEA hasn’t been that productive offensively. So, would you roll the dice and start him or sit? Thanks!!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @bobbo: I’m rolling him out today. He is hot lately. SEA doesn’t hit lefties well. It’s not like it’s hot yet in COLO. What could go wrong right?

      Seriously I have a very good feeling about him tonight. Mark my words!

  42. MG says:
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    Zimmermann DL 7/17

  43. B.G. says:
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    Arrieta or Kluber the rest of the way?

    • enrique says:
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      @B.G.: Kluber!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @B.G.: Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.G.: Agree with F

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: And enrique!

  44. Chris D says:
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    Looking to grab a pitcher in my dynasty league when our FA doors open tonight at midnight, need your wisdom here Grey:

    Drop Folty for either Dan Straily or Alex Cobb

    or

    Keep Folty and drop Cesar Hernandez for one of the two names mentioned above to bolster my pitching.

    Thanks in advance

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris D: I’d drop Folty for Cobb

  45. enrique says:
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    Zimmerman — June 8.

  46. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Should I drop Greg Bird? I have Votto, Alonso, Posey, Bellinger, and Albert that can play first

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Since you are covered at first I’d most likely lose Albert and hope for the upside of Bird…Unless Bird is taking up a bench spot and not on your DL then you can move on from Bird

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        bird is on my DL currently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Hate to ask but if he’s in your DL, why are you dropping him?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        because my DL is full and may need to make room if Adam jones goes on

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i have 10 guys on the DL: Trout, Chisenhall, Haniger, Bird, Thor, Bumgarner, Karns, Familia, Britton, Chapman

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: No need for Chisenhall and Karns…dump them

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            chisenhall was filling in for Haniger until he came back. Karns I like his stuff.

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey:

        ¯\_(?)_/¯

  47. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Me on draft day, “Hooray, I own Trout and Syndergaard everywhere”! Today….”eff words, curse words, dag gummit…I own Trout and Syndergaard everywhere”

    Im still in 1st or 2nd spanning 4 different leagues, but man…I’ll be rosterbaiting until my hands fall off for the entire summer. Great read, bright spot on my brown bottle blues filled morning.

  48. Jbona3 says:
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    Keeper League: My Gary Sanchez ($5) for his Strasburg ($10). Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jbona3: Stras for me

  49. Steve-O says:
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    Zimmerman – June 15

  50. Roger Podacter says:
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    You starting Lucky Luis tonight in Camden?

    Start Quintana vs. Boston, bench until further notice or cut my ties completely? How do the peripherals look?

    How is your mustache today? I took a little too much off the right side on mine.

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey:
        You’re a beaut G-Stash

        Many thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you!

  51. PD says:
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    Need SP help w/crowded outfield.. Upton/JDMart/AvailGarcia/Deshizz/Holliday/Hicks/Kiermayer.

    Do I accept Clevinger for Avasell?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PD: Nope, doesn’t help you

      • PD says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks. Clevinger hasn’t locked down a rotation spot so I was iffy at best. Wanted second opinions.

        Thinking to counter with Hicks… thoughts?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @PD: Try for a different pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Agree with F

  52. Flyin Hawaiian says:
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    Zimmerman by this coming Sunday!

  53. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Zimmerman – June 9th

  54. CoachGonzo says:
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    In a h2h redraftable points league who would you drop to stash moncada….Bauer, straily, or M. Franco?
    Thank you

  55. JC says:
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    Zimmerman….July 5th with oblique due to stretching for a beer on the 4th

  56. PD says:
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    Any parallels between Diaz’s recent demotion and Salazar’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Starter vs. closer, hopefully for Salazar’s sake

  57. fknboz says:
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    Great stuff as always! How would you rank Bregman, Healy, Franco ROS? Been down on Bregman, but he’s starting to do stuff! And I’ve heard he has 5 tools, 3 of which he could use to fix is fantasy irrelevance?!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @fknboz: Healy, Bregman, Franco for me

  58. Raider says:
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    New month, same Zimmerman, August 1st

  59. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Zimm = June 13

  60. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Zimm = June 13

  61. Milarky says:
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    OK, I’ve got an owner willing to trade me Gregorius/Belran for my Salazar. I know everyone is done with Salazar, but my other option is to pickup Andrelton Simmons off of waivers. Make the deal?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Milarky: Keeper League?

      • Milarky says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yes, but limited. We only keep 2 SPs, and I’ve got Scherzer, deGrom, Severino, Jon Gray, etc. (though I did keep Salazar coming into this year). I’ve got a giant hole at SS right now. We start 2 at each IF position, and I’ve got Segura, Semien and Matt Duffy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Sounds fine if none are keepers

  62. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Well, I’m hosed. 12 team roto with 3 bench spots and one DL and I own Trout, Freeman, Turner and Paxton so no free spots for now. Here is the rest:

    C Sanchez
    1B Hanley
    2B Odor
    3B Healy
    SS Correa
    2B/SS Beckham
    1B/3B Bellinger
    OF Cruz
    OF Dyson
    OF Broxton
    OF Altherr
    OF JBJ
    UTIL Reynolds

    Bellinger has OF eligibility so he could move. Swap any of my OFs for Avisail, Alonso, Parra, Pham, Bonifacio, LoMo?

    I’m inclined to hold on and hope I can catch up when Trout and Freeman come back but any thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Altherr for Alonso, though they’re all pretty even so no move you have to do

  63. Price is Wrong Bitch says:
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    Zimm – July 18

  64. seph meier says:
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    July 3 for Zimmerman

  65. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, 6×5 h2h and just lost Trout. Trying to add a bat to my lineup, and not sure if I should add Smoak or Gardner. Who’s the add?

    Sal Perez
    Goldschmidt, Abreu, Alonso, Hosmer
    Villar, Odor, Adam Frazier
    Arenado
    Bogaerts
    Judge, Sano, Conforto

    • Hawk says:
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      @Charlie:

      Gardener had his two weeks of greatness. He’s gone back to being crap.

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie:

      Domingo Santana is also available. Between Gardner, Smoak and Santana, who is the add?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Charlie: Smoak for me

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. Bil Lumbergh says:
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    Zimm June 22

    • Bil Lumbergh says:
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      @Bil Lumbergh: June 22 was already taken, so I’ll take June 24

  67. Hawk says:
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    I have a draft pick bet with a leaguemate that Zimmerman doesn’t reach 400 AB. So I’ll say he gets to AB 401 and gets hurt.

    Based on current pace, that puts his DL date at Monday, August 7th (just after lineup lock)

  68. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, I drafted Addy Russell at SS but have since slid Treat Urner over and have Russell as a bench / UTIL guy. Should I cut him for a saves spec guy like Feliz, Will Harris, O’Day, or K-Rod, or as a streamer spot, or hold and hope that his low HR/FB picks up? Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Shallow league? Sure, O’Day

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: 12-teamer. And thanks, fantasy lothario!

  69. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Whats rhe chance of hoskins being called up before june. I could keep him for $5 for the next 3 years if I hold him. But if theres a chance he wont be good and then there is a good chance he isnt called up until august. Then I would feel I should have never picked him up and just drop him for a healey or kepler. Thing is I can only start 3outfielders a day and I have Duval, and myers starting everyday and as a third outfielder I have JBJ, Delino, and Schebler.
    I have Beltre and longoria at 3rd base, Bour in the utility. Im missing a backup 5th outfielder and a utility backup for Longoria, Shebler, Bour.
    Should I drop Hoskins or hold and if I need another outfielder or utility I can drop someone else when that time comes? I could end up dropping Hand,Delino, or Kela, so should I wait?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Trailor park Boy in ny: The Super 2 confidence date is coming up within two weeks … you should hold Hoskins at least through that to see if that is what the Phillies are waiting for to bring hm up. And personally I would not dream of dropping a guy who just might be a monster for you for the next 3 1/2 years for the likes of a Healy or Kepler for the rest of the season, who might not even be better than what you already have.

      • Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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        @LenFuego: thats how I feel exaclty. But if Hoskins doesnt play until august then I would be wasteing a spot for pitching. Which I dont need right now, but Hand , and Kela could be droppable soon so I think I have room to hold him.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @Trailor park Boy in ny: If Hoskins does not play an inning this year but hits .280 with 35 HRs the next three years, you will not have “wasted” that spot at all. (Not saying he will necessarily do that but it is more likely he will be a valuable guy for you the next three years than that Kepler or Healy make any difference this season for you.)

          Patience, grasshopper, patience.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @LenFuego: We assume Super 20 is coming in two weeks, but it’s based off the top 22% of service time among callups in a given year, so we don’t know the number until the season is over.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Exactly right, Ralph. That’s why I referred to it as a “confidence” date … as in, the date that a front office has “confidence” it can call up minor leaguers without being in the top 22%.

          Different front offices will have different Super 2 “confidence” dates based on their own risk profile, needs and other factors.

          According to data I have seen onlin, for the past eight years the actual date has fallen between 37and 61 days into the league year — 61 days into the 2017 league year falls on June 2.

          Teams planning their call-ups based on Super 2 are likely to wait some “safety” period (a week or two?) after that just to make sure this is not an outlier year, but anyway you slice it, very soon teams are going to be confident they are free to call their guys up without giving up that extra year of arbitration.

          (I assume that teams keep track of how many guys are already called up and make adjustments to their “confidence” date based on that, but even that is fraught with unreliability because as I understand it, teams are free to send guys back down to prevent them accruing the necessary number of service days.)

  70. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Drop Maikel for Healy or ToJoseph?

    Thanks for the illmatic write-ups.

  71. peacecoast says:
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    Just picked up JC Ramirez too. Guess you can never count on wins anyway right?

  72. Murph says:
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    Waiting on Karns – should I drop him for Taillon?

  73. lwomack58 says:
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    Renfroe, Bregman, Puig, Souza or Duda. Please rank for pickup

    • ctrengove says:
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      @lwomack58:

      While he’s a hot schmotato, I just picked up Souza. Plan on using him for a few days to replace a likely suspended Bryce.

  74. Five-On-One says:
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    Streamer question for this week (12-team, 5×5 with weekly line-ups):

    2-start Jaime Garcia @LAA (-$5.1) and v PHI ($4.6)
    2-start Joe Musgrove @MIN (-$1.0) and @KC (-$1.4)
    T. Anderson @SD ($16.7)
    Marquez @SD ($12.3)
    Miranda vTB ($10.4)

    Please rank top 4 from above. The 2-starts and matchups are tempting, but SON says otherwise. Thanks.

  75. Bosox says:
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    Is rendon for McCullers fair?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Bosox: I’d want MCullers, and would expect Rendon + something for him.

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Curious George Springer:

        I’d want McCullers, too.

        But I also acquired him via trade of Justin Upton a few weeks back, and I’m feeling pretty smug about it, so don’t want to lose that smugness.

  76. Curious George Springer says:
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    I own both Trout and Freeman on two teams! Who’s the ass now?

  77. Jim says:
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    ROS Dansby Swanson or Asdrubal Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Asdrubal

  78. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Zimmerman – June 16th!

  79. Shoegum Reynolds says:
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    Hey Grey CBS implemented rolling locks this year! And because of that I was able to make a last minute panic move to replace D.Duffy with…..JA Happ….who was my only available SP….and has 2 starts….an abbreviated one vs the Reds and the “no limit” one being the Yankees….ugh. Now I have that thrill ride to add to watching Pax, also fresh of the DL, face the Rockies. Damn CBS.

    On a related note: Had a dream last night that a bunch of lookie-loos were hovering around my stat page groaning but unable to look away. Sending you another corn chip hat with an extra jar of con queso.

  80. Tony C says:
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    I’m in a 12 teams H2H with limited pickups for the season. Therefore streaming pitchers each week is possibke but not frequently. We get 3 pickups per week. With that in mind please pick 2 for the ROS among Cotton, Jimmy Nelson and Gsellman . THanks

    • Tony C says:
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      Add JC Ramirez and Jaime Garcia to this list too

  81. Scott says:
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    Hey Grey!

    After the holiday weekend I’m thinking about making a few changes (10 teams with deep lineups, 6×6 roto inc. OPS and Net Steals). Okay to go ahead and drop Piscotty and/or Haniger for Melky and/or Kendrys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Piscotty for Morales

  82. Sam Jacobs says:
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    Zimmerman will get hurt 6/9………….nice

  83. Kepler? Damn Near Killed Her says:
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    10-team H2H w/ OPS… drop Fowler for either Kepler or Adam Frazier? Thanks all!

  84. Chad says:
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    Hey grey, great writeup!

    I know youre sick of these questions …. are you sick of wieters yet? Catchers are awful.

    • knucks says:
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      @Chad: Chad, you could make the catcher question less painful by suggesting who you would want to replace him with. Otherwise, G-baby’s answer isn’t gonna help much. Unless you’re just noting that catchers are awful. In that case. Agreed. Carry on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad: Thanks! I don’t own him

  85. lwomack58 says:
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    Hendricks for Hamilton or D. Gordon?

  86. Tio says:
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    Hi Grey – QQ I am not seeing Adam Jones on the DL but he was scratched from Monday’s lineup right before gametime.

  87. knucks says:
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    Rather drop Cesar or Altherr right now?

    Thanks brutha.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Should have mentioned. Both are in a UTIL slot so position eligibility doesn’t matter.

  88. Dr Chym says:
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    Zimmerman – June 14

    Also – where do you put Hosmer vs all of these hot-shot new-age 1Bers? Hold or swap?

    • Tio says:
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      @Dr Chym:

      Look at Hosmer’s numbers last 14 days. That will tell you the answer.

  89. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    1. Don’t have the room to DL Duffy should I lose him? And who do I add in his place out of this bunch?

    Taillon, T Walk, Vinny V, McCarthy, or just stream

    2. Thoughts on Waino, getting his stuff back or just a nice stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: 1. Drop, stream 2. Nice stretch

  90. Andy K says:
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    Zimmerman – July 12

  91. Ace of Spades says:
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    The Wood blurb about the Dodgers pitching staff and Chinese restaurants was pure gut busting funny. Three hours later I’m still laughing. Lots of great one’s today.

    Thanks to Ante GALIC I am actually going to rewatch ( after all of these years ) Rambo.

    Zimmerman DL stint…. I’ll go July 1st.

    My first question for today is about Joe Mauer. 14 team mixed with OBP as the 6th hitting cat.
    Limited to 60 moves per season ( Ive already used 30 so streaming isn’t really a great option )
    Joc Pedersons DL spot gives me a chance to grab him. ( I was too slow to the keyboard to snag Souza Jr. this morning )

    A. Hot Schomato worthy of a pick up.
    b. Hot Schomato not worthy of a pick up.
    c. Pick him up and drop Pederson when he comes off the DL
    d. don’t do anything and just hold Pederson . ( which actually is the same as b )
    e. stop wasting my time with these questions
    f. their is no f.

    Second question. same league with Wood going on DL I can pick up blach ( K/9 ) is a cat. Innings pitched is the 6th cat.
    Obviously I am keeping Wood. ( insert Viagra joke here ) but I can dump one of my middle relievers ( Clippard or Albers ) when Wood comes off DL.

    should I
    a. pick up Blach and dump clippard when Wood is available
    b. pick up Blach and dump Albers when wood is available
    c. forget about my team and wake up my wife when wood is available
    d. Patiently wait for a better pitcher to surface

    Finally, I snagged Peacock off of waiver wire last week and got his first start. Was pumping my fist for the first 4 innings. then came inning 5. I’m keeping him , but just would like your thoughts going forward on him. Do you think he stays in the rotation?

    Thanks in advance for the insights from Grey , Jef with 1 F, Cram it and all of the Razzballers.

    This is not only the best daily write up on fantasy baseball, but it easily has the most entertaining comments section ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ace of Spades: Thanks! Hold off on Mauer…. 2. B — Peacock’s in the rotation for now, doubt it lasts very long

  92. 200 Proof says:
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    Zimmerman: May 30 (the $1 Price is Right bid)

    Grey,

    I’m out of DL space in a league. OK to drop Haniger or should I keep him to replace Smoak or Pillar upon his return?

    Thanks!

    • Tio says:
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      @200 Proof:

      Sounds like Haniger wasn’t able to make his scheduled rehab assignment, so the delay will continue. Oblique injuries are notorious for taking a long time to heal.

  93. lwomack58 says:
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    Who to start-Gracia @ LLA minus Trout or Musgrove @ Minn- SON ranks both as fair.

  94. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Strickland probably told Posey what he was doing and not to get involved… it took 4 giants to restrain him, Posey didn’t want any of that lol

  95. William Hung says:
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    Someone more desperate than me for pitching dropped a couple of interesting bats this morning –
    Chris Davis and Avisail Garcia

    Talk about shallow league problems. Would either be an upgrade over Trumbo?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: The team that dropped him had Kris Davis too – I wonder if he couldn’t handle having both of them…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  96. jack florida says:
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    zimmerman—august 18

    great work as usual

  97. John says:
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    Apples and oranges but Owings for Kimbrel decent? I need saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Good luck getting Kimbrel there

  98. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you give up Nova and Healy for Carpenter? Remaining SP is DeGrom, McCullers, Fulmer, Shark and Gray… is this enough of an upgrade over Healy?

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t realize Carpenter has been this “bleh” so far. Another team offered Suarez for Nova, would you take either (and if so, which one would you rather have)?

        Thanks as always for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta expect Carp to be better, but these are all fair, depends on needs

  99. William Hung says:
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    Zimmerman – July 2nd

  100. knucks says:
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    Grey, can you rank these three for starts at 2B in my lineup for now… Peraza, Cesar or Gyorko? I have an equal need for speed and power.

    Thank you!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @knucks: I’m going Gyrko, Peraza

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: w00t!

      thx guys

  101. armcurls says:
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    Zimmerman DL on June 23rd

  102. dtbran says:
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    If they all start, need to sit 1:
    Thames (vs. Pill) $25.1
    Broxton (vs. Pill) $1.5
    Mazara (vs. Andreise) $18.7
    Bellinger (vs. Wacha) $5.4
    Bregman (vs. Berrios) $6.5
    D Peralta (vs. Nova) $12.5
    Thanks

  103. John says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Bregman for Bundy and closer. Guy wants either Knebel or Bush. Think he’s leaning bush since he’s a little salty he dropped him before he took over the closer role. I have Neris, Knebel, Jansen, and Bush. With Bedrosian on the DL.

    Is Bregman good value for Bundy and Bush?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I’d want Bregman

  104. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    What up Grey? How’s the weather in LA this time of year?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m taking a road trip in a month or two and going to party (or maybe just relentlessly man hug) with FOH. Should try to link up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously? Nice! Where you going? We’ll definitely get together…

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I’ve had a shit couples months so I’m quitting my job and touring America with my buddy. Only have New Orleans, Austin, and LA as definite stops. Early stages of planning but it’s happening.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! I mean, sucks about the job, but it will be awesome to meet you, and fun times… You no longer with backwoods girl, or she doesn’t mind you hitting the roads?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Yeah that ended last week after a long, shitty process. So I’m doing something for me. I’m also going to scope out these places we go to see if I should make any home.

                Or maybe a studio big wig will see me in LA and spit out his coffee in disbelief and say, “You! Where have YOU been all my life?! You must be in my movie!”. Seems reasonable.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sorry man, know that can be tough…. Jealous of the ride around the country tho, always wanted to do that… You’ll have to let me know dates when it gets closer, I’ll either be in LA or Palm Springs, but if you’re riding around everywhere you can come to PS too, not that much further

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Definitely will. Think we are hitting up Tahoe and Reno too out that way. Going to all the cities where at least one of us know someone, luckily he knows people everywhere.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How long you plan on driving around for?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: white noise coming to the coast. We’ll find you that studio job so you never have to leave

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      I think we are planning on roughly a month, give or take.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: did you know noise is a model on the side?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yahoo’s Noise? That seems doubtful

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: we call him noise or white noise but I mean Dr. Kenneth Noisewater is a male model

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Does he know Tehol from model circles?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @J-FOH: Brad Evans? *shivers*

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      The difference between their modeling style is one is clearly meant for straight men and the other for Tehol types

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  105. Branta says:
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    12 team Yahoo! H2H Keeper League, my OF- looks like this: Benintendi, Betts, Bryant, Dahl (DL), Judge, Kemp, Pillar. C. Taylor, Zimmer. Taylor has the added benefit of being a Swiss Army Knife of position coverage, and Bryant is used more for 1B/3B than OF but has all 3 and I love it.

    So, primarily, I was thinking about dropping either Pillar or Zimmer to pick up Smoak. I also have Yonder Alonso (since yesterday you said to hold) on my roster, but I’d rather hold onto him while grabbing Smoak because, ideally, the regression fairies can’t hit both at the same time (can they??).

    Your thoughts? Categories: r/rbi/hr/sb/obp/slg

    • Branta says:
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      @Branta: Oh BTW there’s 3 OF starting spots and 2 UTIL

  106. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Schebler over Salmi Tom in a 10 team roto leauge w/ OPS as a category?

    Thanks, Homie!

  107. lwomack58 says:
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    Someone offered Yelich for my Darvish-Good trade. I was thinking my Hendricks for his Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lwomack58: I don’t know what a Good is

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Punctuation is your friend. I think he meant: Someone offered Yelich for my Darvish[ ]-[is that a ]Good trade[ for me?]

        I would hold. And I doubt he will take Hendricks instead, but sure, give that a try.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @LenFuego: Oops, I see this response was superseded by a later post – never mind.

          And that’s me replying to me!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: Hold

  108. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start Bellinger @ Wacha or C Santana v Gray

  109. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry for followup-His Yelich for my Maeda and A. Reed-Good trade?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        I need a good bat and already have good closer and depth at pitching. Just wondering if these trades are fair.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: I’d take Yelich there

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Manager said no-Lance Lynn for Yelich-fair trade

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @lwomack58: If hell take Lynn thats a good deal 4 you

  110. Tio says:
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    Zimmerman is the new Berkman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: That’ll be nice for his owners

  111. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: For the past couple of weeks of streaming pitchers, I’ve been using this site that has a ranking of team offense:
    http://www.oddsshark.com/mlb/offensive-stats

    What I like about it is that they have a “League Average” row so you can quickly see who is above/below the mean.

    • knucks says:
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      @William Hung: Nice, I like this. I’m throwing Jaime tomorrow against the Angels, seeing as how Trout won’t be sniffing the field anytime soon… I’d think that’d be a nice team to stream against in the coming weeks.

      • William Hung says:
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        @knucks: What I find interesting is Oakland because in the 2 start streaming post, both Roark and Bauer were in red against them – even though Oakland’s offense is below average and in the bottom 5 according to their rankings.

  112. mjp says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just went troutless in my keeper league. h2h yahoo 7×7 (+OPS, +BB, +L, +K/BB) Was offered a mega trade that I am thinking of pulling the trigger on, but needed a little input

    Do I trade Bellinger and Carrasco for Kershaw and Brantley?

    My current keepers are Trout, Harper, Rizzo, Altuve, and Machado, so none of these guys factor too much into keepers for me

      • mjp says:
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        @Grey:

        I held and he came back with an addition of Gallo or Zimmerman. Still a hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, take Zimmerman

  113. lwomack58 says:
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    Which closer do you prefer-Glover vs A. Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  114. bl says:
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    My Pomeranz/Bautista/McCutchen for Lester/Hosmer

    or Samardzija/Bautista OR Cutch for Lester/Hosmer

    Thoughts on either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side in both

      • Ben says:
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        Now he wants Samardzija/Bautista/Cutch for Hosmer/Lester. Would you still do it? I like Samadzija.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do better

  115. tank1 says:
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    Best replacement for Duffy – Roark, Triggs, Holland, Walker, Cobb, Manaea or stream? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  116. Red says:
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    I’ll say July 20th for Zimm.

  117. E says:
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    All other things being equal, is Carrasco too much to give up for Trevor Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  118. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    yo Grey, a frsutrated K Seagar owner is trying to sell him for cheap, should we be looking to buy low on Seagar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If the price is right

  119. Clogged Rosterman says:
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    Austin Bibens-Dirkx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best name in baseball!

      • Clogged Rosterman says:
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        @Grey:

        Enough of a reason to stream him tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no

          • Clogged Rosterman says:
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            @Grey:

            Okx.

            Moved Franco ($11), Hand ($3), and Hader ($3) for Story ($1) in a dynasty league over the weekend. Over/under this backfires? In a spirited struggle for 9th right now, so not really much to lose…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Under

  120. Swfcdan says:
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    Would you trade both C-Dick or Trumboner for Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Neither? Wow, Polanco really sucks this year. Dynasty league too.

  121. Paul says:
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    make a trade for E Rod? I’m crowded in OF with desmond mazara and brantley and want to add Pham so to make room I asked if the owner of E Rod would trade him for desmond mazara or brantley? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley or Maz

  122. Michael Koha says:
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    Zimmerman hits DL on June 3rd

  123. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray
    (6) Bench: Duffy*, Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Moore, Blach/streamer

    (2) DL: Walker

    1) Okay Grey trying to effectively plan my 6 add limit here for streams this week… Can you rank the best/worthwhile streams here? (up to 5 or 6)

    5/31
    Chavez vs. ATL (6.8)
    Gausman vs. NYY (-3.7)

    6/1
    Wheeler vs. MIL (19.4)
    McCarthy @STL (-0.3)
    JC Ramirez vs. MIN (-3.8)
    Ryu @STL (-3.8)

    6/2
    Marquez @SD (12.3)
    Eickhoff vs. SF (3.3)
    Folty @CIN (-4.7)

    6/3
    Nolasco vs. MIN (3.4)
    Gsellman vs. PIT (1.3)
    Glasnow @NYM (-0.5)

    6/4
    T. Anderson @SD (16.7)
    Miranda vs. TB (10.4)
    Garrett vs. ATL (5.9)
    Norris vs. CHW (-0.8)

    • Tio says:
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      @ebudz:

      I like any pitcher against the Badres right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Wheeler, Marquez, Anderson, JC Ramirez, these are all very risky

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey:

        Hmm well here are my potential starts out of the guys I’m currently rostering right now so which ones are definite starts here? Maybe I won’t need to stream any of those guys I listed before but should I be rostering any of the aforementioned SPs over guys on my staff now? Or just keep streaming out of like 2 or 3 spots?

        6/2
        Shoemaker vs. MIN (11.7)
        Lynn @CHC (-10.4)
        Blach @PHI (-14.0)

        6/3
        Carrasco @KC (8.8)
        McCullers @TEX (5.4)
        J. Ross @OAK (-4.6)

        6/4
        Ray @MIA (10.8)
        Severino @TOR (4.9)
        Moore @PHI (4.4)

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: Oops and who gets started today out of:

          Nova vs. ARI (9.0)
          Severino @BAL (6.0)
          Ray @PIT (-1.9)

          All of them or just Nova and Severino?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            All of them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They look fine except Blach

  124. BDP says:
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    Just lost Trout and picked up Pillar to replace him in CF. I have Bautista/EE splitting for one U spot (Judge in RF, Votto at 1B). Looking at other rosters, Yelich and Springer may be available in trade. Would you hold steady with Pillar playing and Joey/EE at U, or would you try to swing a deal with one of those guys and put Pillar back on the bench/waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, but I don’t know what trade you’re doing

      • BDP says:
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        @Grey: One of EE or Joey is on my bench because they’re blocked in my starting lineup by Votto & Judge, and there’s only one U spot for them to share. No CI spot, and OF spots have to fit LF/CF/RF. So it seems like I should trade one of them for a guy I can play CF. Basically, would you trade either Joey or EE for either Yelich or Springer, or just ride with Pillar and what feels like an absurdly strong bat on the bench.

        Riding hot OF is made a little more complicated because it has to be a CF, not just any OF, and because there’s a season transaction limit. Inciarte, Broxton, Fowler, Heyward are other available CF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joey for Springer or Yelich in a second

        • Cram It says:
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          @BDP: If you can upgrade at CF with a bench bat, then yeah, why wouldn’t you do that?

    • Tio says:
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      @BDP:

      I would probably stream hot OFers in the slot. The others would be an upgrade depending on cost.

    • Cram It says:
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      @BDP: Hopefully obviously, Springer is an upgrade. But it depends on what you’re trading, also hopefully obviously.

  125. chaz says:
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    5 player keeper league, Yahoo.

    Trade Trout for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  126. Rosterbating says:
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    Hey Grey…fantastic stuff as always…

    Need a utility spot / bench guy and I always like a guy in that spot that I can rotate around in a daily league…This may be a depends on need type of question – but who do you like ROS? Adam Frazier or Chris Taylor? I have a remote fear of playing time for Taylor but they seem to find a place to put him every day. Also – would you roll out Tillman against the Yankees today? Seems like a pounding in the making (although yesterday was a tight game).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier — wouldn’t touch Tillman

      • Rosterbating says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you Grey!!

  127. lwomack58 says:
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    Is Pedroia a drop at this point?

    • Cram It says:
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      @lwomack58: For who?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Cram It:

        For Victor Martinez, Renfroe or Souza-Pedroia is a bench bat. Might use bench space to stream pitcher also.

        • Cram It says:
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          @lwomack58: Ah, the always vital bench bat. Sure, you don’t need him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  128. joeg414 says:
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    Trade just went down : 13 Team Roto, Keep one hitter & one pitcher for two years from last year draft round.

    Team A Gets Trout: can be a Keeper, 2018 first round pick

    Team B Gets Altuve : can be a Keeper, 2018 first round pick
    and gets Darvish : can be a Kepper , 2018 eight round pick
    Team A is in 6th place
    Team B is in 11th place

    Whata guys think ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree w/ Cram

  129. stream me a dream says:
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    lose pujols for zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  130. Bobby the Book says:
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    Vasquez or Andriese tonight and for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know a Vasquez

      • Bobby the Book says:
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        @Grey:

        Botched on my part….Vince Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer VV, but don’t know tonight’s matchups and ROS is a crapshoot for either

  131. Kyle Bes says:
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    Do you believe in an Odor rebound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  132. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Zimm to DL June 5th

  133. lwomack58 says:
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    Bregman and Morales available-would you drop Peraza and N. Walker to pickup these two.

    I also have Smoak, Zobrist and Kipins on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker for Bregman

  134. Teddy Heater says:
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    They did a side by side of Trout/Simmons. Apparently he is mimicking Trout’s stance and swing as of late, very similar to how JDong followed Miggy’s lead. Seems like it’s paying off for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then the Angels won’t miss Trout at all! Simmons has been hot as shizz recently

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Hey, Sad news. Jimbo’s wife Donna passed away on Sunday evening. She had liver complications and thankfully it went fast and she wasn’t in pain. RIP Mama Bear!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh my god, that’s so sad… She wasn’t old at all, was she? Give Jimbo my best…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I will for sure, yeah she was only 62. I was with Shanon, his son all day yesterday trying to keep his spirit’s up. I’ll let him know for sure.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Really bummed to hear that, damn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs sends her best too, she’s broken up about it…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Awe, thanks Cougs. Yeah it’s really sad, especially considering Shanon just has his second child a couple months ago.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Was she sick?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: She was kind of sick a few months ago, but was super depressed and wouldn’t go see a doctor. We even tried a family intervention, called the paramedics and she refused to go with them. Then about 2 1/2 months ago she fell and she had to go to the hospital. They diagnosed her with liver failure and said they would monitor and hope it reversed itself. She came back home and started doing better, then she went down hill really quickly. Unfortunately there wasn’t any improvement and when she went back to the hospital 3 weeks ago they said it was just a matter of time. We brought her home the day before Mother’s Day and hospice came in right after that.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, that is incredibly sad to hear… When did we go to dinner with you guys? Like a year ago? She seemed totally fine… Damn, man…

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I was actually just thinking about that, it was just about a year.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, seriously bummed

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I didn’t mean to bum you out, but I figured you’d want to know. I’ll be sure to give Jimbo Cougs and your well wishes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No, I’m glad to know, just bummed about it

  135. PHIL says:
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    I need SP help. Would you trade Kipnis for Lance Lynn and Peacock ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  136. Harry says:
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    You like Adam Jones over DPeralta rest of the way? (redraft)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  137. Jim says:
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    Duvall or Conforto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Stop!!!

  138. Ben says:
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    Most desirable free agent avail in 12 team OBP keeper league. Leaning towards either stashing Rosario on my bench or going with a power bat like Joseph or Duda.

    Tommy Joseph
    Lucas Duda
    Hunter Renfroe
    Addison Russell
    Javier Baez
    Jorge Bonifacio
    Amed Rosario
    Dansby Swanson

    Brandon Maurer
    Matt Andriese
    Matt Moore
    Trevor Cahill
    Carlos Rodon
    Ian Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo

  139. Joe says:
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    I’ve been patient for two months. Drop Kyle Seager for Healy? Could also drop Josh Bell or Gyorko. Keeper based on auction/free agent value. So its not always your 10 best players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  140. Cheese says:
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    Ralph has Greinke at 6 for SP… In my 16 team h2h 6×6 (ops, qs, k/9, k/bb), I was offered Greinke for my Freeman. Roto I think its a no brainer, but since this is h2h what do you think?

    C – Matt Wieters
    1B – Tommy Joseph
    2B – Roughned Odor
    3B – Ryon Healy
    SS – Treat Turner
    MI – Freddy Galvis
    CI – Justin Bour
    LF – Ian Desmond
    CF – Cameron Maybin
    RF – Josh Bell
    OF – Carlos Beltran
    OF – Adam Jones
    Util – Stephen Piscotty
    BEN – Jorge Bonifacio
    DL – Freddie Freeman

    SP – Lance McCullers
    SP – James Paxton
    SP – Jake Odorizzi
    SP – Zack Wheeler
    SP – Nate Karns
    RP – Edwin Diaz
    RP – Hector Neris
    RP – AJ Ramos
    BEN – Adam Ottavino
    DL – Madison Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a no brainer

  141. Grey, offered his bullpen bound Salazar for my Nova. I’d appreciate your take. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova side

      • Thanks, again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. Jim says:
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    Hi Grey
    Do you prefer Conforto or Duvall in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Similar to answer above

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jim: Conforto

      • William Hung says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: how big is your Conforto mancrush right now?

          • William Hung says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: right there with you… I can’t wait to have both him and Ces in the lineup

  143. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof speculation – hand or rivero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero

  144. Q says:
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    Of COURSE Posey isn’t going out there.

    He knows what’s coming tonight. At him. He’s probably thinking about that. Instead of defending his moronic team mate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: If you look at a closeup you can see him wincing. Like his ribs already hurt from the bump he’s gonna take.

  145. lucasred says:
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    Pick 2: Maybin or JBJ or Alonso? With Correa not stealing bases, only sb guy right now is Villar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Maybin

  146. MrC22 says:
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    I was offered Bellinger for Desmond – what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bellinger

  147. Swfcdan says:
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    Worth the gamble on Bird sending Albert Pooeyholes in a dynasty?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: I would in a Dynasty if you can afford to lose Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Just not a fan of Bird at all? Pujols looks like poo, looks like the end.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bird hasn’t done anything in his major league career

  148. jon says:
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    Kipnis and Dozier…… whos better for power and whos better for speed. Doz for both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  149. Good Shabbos! says:
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    Drop Castellanos? Would grab JA Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Good Shabbos! says:
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        @Grey: i dropped Castellanos last yr early then he went off. Currently have Gallo at 3B

  150. Swfcdan says:
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    Just traded Lynn for J Wilson. Needed saves, did I do good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  151. Pastime says:
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    Think Story is back? Am I crazy for still being a Cozart skeptic? Starting two,(one at SS and the other at Util) what do you think…Story, Shaw, Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has Shaw done anything recently? I’d look at matchups, and always start Story

  152. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    In my 10 teamer forever keeper…6×6 OPS

    Trade my Odor (I have Travis), Desmond, and Yelich

    for his

    Trout, Rendon, Contreras?

    Zimm will go down June 17

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  153. La Potencia says:
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    Rendon / Wood / Glover for Machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  154. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, I have 3 SP for today.

    Verlander @ KC
    Maeda @ STL
    Robbie Ray @ PIT

    Would you start them all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  155. Nightpandas says:
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    Got offered Odor and M Fulmer for Darvish

    Rest of my current staff is pretty ass so I’m leaning hold onto Yu:

    Shoe, Bundy, Pineida, Happ, Walker, JC Ram

    What say you fml?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas:

      Keep 11 so would be nice for next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  156. Nico says:
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    Sup Gray! Reynolds out of Coors this week, sat 2/7 games last week, but still had a decent line. Who sits out of Reynolds/Smoak/Trumbo? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Wow, misspelled your name. My apologies. Thanks for not calling me out on that! Thanks for the tip!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Going to possibly meet Trey Mancini tonight! If he goes into a slump, you’ll know why! I have the reputation for being the opposite of a Slumpbuster… The Slumpstimulator?

            Also, gimme June 1 for Zimm. All the years I owned that little twerp, only for him to disappoint, it better be June 1!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  157. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    I’ll take June 21st for Zim!

    Seems your down on Altherr for ROS and I’m inclined to agree. Gonna offer him around, see if i can get him for Story since his own has expressed his dislike for him.

    Drop D.Duffy for Manaea or just use spot to stream?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  158. G says:
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    So was just offered a big trade from the same guy I asked my earlier question about regarding a Story for Trumbo trade.

    So the trade would be my Judge and Devenski for his Story and Scherzer. Its a head to head daily category league, 5 x 5, with K/9 instead of Ks.

    This is my team

    C Hedges
    1b Carlos Santana/Bour (Freeman on DL)
    2B Peraza
    3b Rendon
    SS Segura
    OF1 Betts
    OF2 Judge
    OF3 Trumbo
    Utility: Jackie Bradley
    Bench: Gardener, Bour

    SPs: Darvish, Ray, Samardzija, Shoemaker, Holland, DL (Duffy, Gray, Happ)
    RPs: Bush, Kintzler, Feliz, Devenski, Kahnle, Kela

    Im a Yanks fan and hes been such a beast so its hard for me to let go of Judge but this deal seems solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

  159. Fogimon says:
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    Kinda like when on the Price is Right, the last guy bets $1, my Ryan Zimmerman DL guess is;

    NO DL all season

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Fogimon: Note to self….. always ready the above comments before submitting your guess.

      New Zimmerman guess;

      7/2

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Fogimon: I might as well quit guessing at Noon since all my guesses have been taken by now.

        3rd revision since I still want to play….. 7/24

        • William Hung says:
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          @Fogimon: Did someone take 7/1 ? You could’ve done the $1 less than my guess

  160. Trade says:
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    Offered either (A) Todd Frazier, Devon Travis and Rivero for Rendon or (B) Sonny Gray, Devon Travis and Rivero for Rendon in a 12 team keeper.

    Are these fair? My team is competitive and could use a 2B and saves, though the average hit would be rough and the saves are no sure thing.

    Thanks.

  161. Fred McGriff says:
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    Dynasty League: Which side?

    Springer, David Price, Jansen
    or
    Jose Abreu, Cutch, Pillar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  162. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey!! quick one for ya….you rather have W Contreras or A Avila for Catcher for ROS (in 5×5 H2H) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  163. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Pedroia on DL.. add Schoop, Zobrist, J. Harrison, Merrifield, Gregorius?

    Drop A. Hedges for R. Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi…Sure, Martin

  164. Squidblob says:
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    Oh yeah, I member!!

  165. Trade says:
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    12 team mixed, offered (A) Todd Frazier, Devon Travis, and Rivero for my Rendon or (B) Sonny Gray, Devon Travis, and Rivero for my Rendon. This is a keeper league.

    Are you taking either of these? Team could use a 2B upgrade and saves and steals, but it seems pretty speculative. My team has no power issues, and pitching is pretty good (though another solid starter couldn’t hurt).

    Thanks.

  166. Sad Keanu says:
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    Donaldson for Keuchel? 10 team H2H and need a pitcher. Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  167. Trade says:
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    Sorry if this comes through twice, tried posting before but no luck.

    12 team mixed league, offered the following for Rendon: (A) T. Frazier, D. Travis, Rivero or (B) Sonny Gray, D. Travis, Rivero. It’s a keeper league.

    Team could use a 2B upgrade, saves, and steals, but this seems a bit speculative on all of those fronts. I have no power shortage and my pitching has been good (though another solid starter couldn’t hurt). Was hoping for your thoughts.

    Thanks.

  168. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    good god in a money 14 teamer i have trout/wood/duffy. last 3 days have been really bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: no wait, that shit was all YESTERDAY ONLY! the morton and some others were recently.

  169. Zach says:
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    Was offered this trade in my 10 team h2h league.

    My Owings for his Hamilton.

    At first I just needed the steels, but I just lost Trout. Freeman is on my DL as well. Is it still worth the trade or hold?

    C Grandal
    1 Smoak
    2 Odor
    3 Rendon
    SS Segura
    OF Dickerson, Trumbo, Owings
    BN HanRam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton side

  170. William Hung says:
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    Rolling the dice tonight with Bauer against the A’s – the conversation during the podcast about taking the difference between K/9 and BB/9 as a metric to evaluate a pitcher was interesting. Taking that as a tip and hoping Bauer comes through as a stream tonight. That BB/9 is still a bit high, but in his last 3, the BBs have been limited.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am too, but in a deep league

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Got Maeda and Berrios going tonight as well

  171. LenFuego says:
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    I have been stashing DeSclafani this season in a deep league … with him about a month away, whereabouts would you rank him amongst starting pitchers for the rest of the season from that point on?

    Will take July 22 for Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 75

  172. Trade says:
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    I’ve been having trouble posting, sorry if this shows up more than once.

    For Rendon, offered (A) T. Frazier, D. Travis, Rivero or (B) S. Gray, D. Travis, Rivero.

    Keeper league. Could use saves, steals, and a 2B upgrade, but this seems a bit speculative on all of those. Team doesn’t need power. Another good pitcher couldn’t hurt.

    Fair? Are you taking either if you own Rendon?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  173. Jason Murray says:
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    I’ve seen a lot of chatter about these three 1B lately, but how do you rank them for a 10-team, H2H league for the rest of this year: Duda, Bour, Smoak? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason Murray: Snowflake alert! It’s a 10 teamer AND H2H…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Cram It:
        Ha

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Jason Murray: reverse of the order you have here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak, Bour

  174. Dean Chennault says:
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    12-team H2H points league, who do you like RoS as a depth OF, Melky/Kepler/Calhoun?

    June 19th for Zimm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  175. FrankGrimes says:
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    You buying in on E5 or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  176. Chris says:
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    Would you trade Villar for Trout? Will replace Addison Russell in Villars spot.

    • jon says:
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      @Chris:

      Accept that trade right now for Trout lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, risky tho

  177. Howie says:
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    @Grey: Which OF would you go with the rest of the way in an NL 4×4 (with emphasis on Avg. and RBIs and not SBs) — D. Santana, Grichuk, Piscotty, Altherr, Heyward, Pham, Saunders?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  178. Hammer says:
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    Grey – in a dynasty league; current OF is Sano, Judge, Conforto, Myers, and Bradley Zimmer (playing 4). It’s a shallow league, and The Dread Pirate is sitting on Waivers. Would you pick him up over Zimmer or any of the others in a Dynasty? Feels silly not to pick him up, but like the future prospects of everyone in my outfield. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Zimmer

      • Hammer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  179. goodfold2 says:
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    30 team league and look at how lucky i’ve gotten with 1st week waiver players (leury) and we have all FA broken up into 4 week groups back in late january-february, then 1st week of march a 5th week for anybody that isn’t minor leaguer in our league eligible that wasn’t bid on before. roto dynasty with contracts but those probably aren’t important in this question
    C DTD’arnaud
    CI mostsuckass (him i paid up for like 13.4 out of 110 mil, multi-year), beltre
    MI segura/drury
    OF (3) altherr (was forced to play him even when he was awful)/desmond (paid up big)/leury
    util (1) alonso (won for 2.3 as LAST GASP “hey he’s a starter right” bid with my remaining money super luck)
    BN mini donkey (him i KNEW i was overpaying (at the time) for 5.2 million)
    a.presley (used to have collins from 1st week waivers, now this hump)
    revere (overpaid in earlier week FA figuring Baseball Forecaster’s hit evaluations of revere he’d get the job, now has one with trout out)
    montero (can’t believe a guy with his hitting stats was dropped recently, backup or not, he plays.
    SP sale/quintana/davies/urena/adleman (waivered last week)/ bolsinger (waivered last week)
    RP gregerson/vincent/tepera/pressly/salas (can bring up m.cabrera or m.ynoa later too, or barrett ARI if/when he comes up)

    gotta be either an awful SP adleman/bolsinger or presley dropped for beltre needing to be called up today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adleman

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: due to the luck (leury/alonso/mini donkey), but in that alonso/mini weren’t bid on by anybody in weeks 1-4, meaning me and my last 10 million (got beat to players i wanted like cargo 2, saunders by bids) overspent on fear of not having CI in alonso/mini and then both of them doing MUCH better than expected this roster, which across 4 years has never been anything outside of 8-14th at i’m pretty sure ANY time, and has finished 10th-12th all of those years is in 5th overall, and not far behind perennial leader and comish division mate (our roto scores are compiled by real life divisons (i’m NYY) and then we do a h2h playoff). alonso in fact could be franchised next year only players i have on contracts other than minor guys are mostsuckass/desmond/drury/rosario/altherr/davis/quintana/gregerson/vincent
        urena/n.jones (DL). so i’d be able to use tags for probably sale/segura/alonso (if his “adjustment” actually continues to yield performing)

  180. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sit Wacha against Dodgers today? Either that or sit Tanaka against the orioles. Which would you start? Kind of annoying I have to worry about Tanaka, but c’est la vie.

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Both… Tanaka first

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  181. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey

    Is adam Jones playing tonight? If not I need 2 hitters to play.

    Choices are:

    Pham
    Alonso
    G. Sanchez

    If Jones does not play i need 2 of them. Which two would you pick? If Jones does I need one of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pham

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok if ADam Jones plays who else do i play? Alonso or Sanchez

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: FWIW, this one game call is not going to get your team out of the basement.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            who said anything about my team being in the basement

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alonso

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            thanks grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Im starting Verlander at KC, Nova at home vs ARI, Andriese on road at TEX, and Maeda on road at STL. SHould I start all 4

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    thanks again

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    a guy in my league has Mazara. He wants one of these guys for him: Votto, Thor, Bum or Carrasco. I am leaning to tell him to forget it. Do you agree that I should say no to that or should I offer Hendricks for Mazara?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Forget it

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      who is worth giving up to get Mazara

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      are any of these pitchers worth giving up for Mazara:

                      Nova
                      Blach
                      Maeda
                      Cobb
                      Andriese
                      Lynn

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Blach or Andriese

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or Cobb

  182. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Which Two should I be starting everyday or should they start based on there matchups only. Longoria , Beltre, Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Beltre until he gets hot

  183. Swfcdan says:
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    Tyler Anderson been pretty nasty lately. Hurting at SP so is it worth picking up and holding to use (likely only at home!) in 12 teamers, or just use as a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

    • William Hung says:
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      @Swfcdan: Road only stream

  184. Robert says:
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    Hold Franco with Marwin G., Baez, H.Perez available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  185. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    CI trouble= should I drop c. Davis, smoak, or Shaw for Gallo?
    Thanks for your patience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  186. Negatto says:
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    Pillar over JBJ, Zimmer or Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  187. jon says:
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    Bench Abreu vs Sale? have maximum games for the year and I usually try to bench guys vs bad matchups. Abreu hasn’t faced Sale before so not sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. tony says:
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    Correa or corey seager in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  189. William Hung says:
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    Feeling like I’m gonna have a sonnavabench between Trumbo v. Severino and Story v. Miranda – rolling with Story tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should trade someone

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Trying to – everyone is hoarding their pitchers or wants me to overpay.

        The guy who dropped Chris Davis this morning did so to pick up Tanner Roark… nobody wants to trade in this league for some reason.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: which brings up a question: Do I adjust to the market the league is setting and overpay for a pitcher? I do need a SP – but to set the market, the asking price for an Alex Wood is George Springer…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How deep is this league?

              • William says:
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                @Grey: 10 teamer

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  There’s tons of streamers then

  190. mjp says:
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    @Grey

    Hit you up earlier but moved around a few pieces:

    my Bellinger, Carrasco, Domingo for his. Kershaw, Story, Brantley

    This is a no brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  191. smegma says:
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    Drop Baez for Dahl? Bench bat spot but just lost Trout and Calhoun has been playing like a douche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  192. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    16 team h2h that’s been gutted by injuries some long term. OPS/QS/holds/hits added. only 4 moves per week.
    C flowers
    1B goldy
    2B hodor
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) schebler/sunday/pillar
    util (2) puig/alonso
    BN trumbo
    DL pollock
    NA meadows
    SP lackey/lamet/andriese/shoemaker/pomeranz/wood/rodon/de leon
    RP bradley/rivero/betances/norris/glover/barnes (BOS)
    DL thor
    it’s keep 6 so i won’t be dropping thor for sure, probably not pollock
    1. should i wait to see if de leon is back as SP a few days or grab any of these now: black SAB/ryu/chavez (i just dropped chavez for de leon)
    2.

  193. dtbran says:
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    Splitting hairs here but Hitter Tron now giving $20 to Broxton (lead off) stick with Bregman still (hitting 9th)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, bench Bregman

  194. kevin says:
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    Hello keeper of all things baseball

    dare I pitch severino tonight at Bal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why not

  195. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    Stream Shark or Gio tonight? Or neither? Facing each other

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark

  196. Brian says:
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    I think real managers are less patient than fantasy managers… Benintendi is sitting again, Adam Frazier is sitting for two straight days also even though he was the Pirates’ best hitter until less than a week ago. Gerardo Parra has six hits and five RBI in the past two days and he’s sitting out too. In one league I have 13 healthy batters and only 7 are starting tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it’s driving me crazy

  197. Jack says:
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    1. Drop Pujols for either Chris Davis or Gallo, or hold?
    2. 2B – Travis, Walker, or Forsythe?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Davis 2. Travis

  198. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    sweet jebus just like 3 days ago i was all “i’ll trade from my SP strength for a SS or RF” now we have (QS 14 team h2h 12 max starts per week 7 move max per week)
    SP hill/mccarthy (and remember HE does have an injury scare in last few days too)/wood/duffy/darvish/gio/paxton (thank god)/joe the boss ross/hill
    and morton in DL slot (also pollock/braun) so no room. guess duffy moves to DL and morton is the “ya ain’t gotta go home but ya can’t stay here (while hurt)”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  199. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray
    (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Duffy, Moore, Blach/streamer

    (2) DL: Walker

    So we agreed earlier that I should start all of the following 11 starts this week.

    5/30
    Nova vs. ARI (9.0)
    Severino @BAL (6.0)
    Ray @PIT (-1.9)

    6/2
    Shoemaker vs. MIN (11.7)
    Lynn @CHC (-10.4)

    6/3
    Carrasco @KC (8.8)
    McCullers @TEX (5.4)
    J. Ross @OAK (-4.6)

    6/4
    Ray @MIA (10.8)
    Severino @TOR (4.9)
    Moore @PHI (4.4)

    Considering my opponent is only starting 6 more guys assuming he doesn’t stream should I still stream all of the following risky starts you picked out earlier? Or maybe just a couple?

    Chavez vs. ATL (6.8)
    Wheeler vs. MIL (19.4)
    JC Ramirez vs. MIN (-3.8)
    Marquez @SD (12.3)
    T. Anderson @SD (16.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta stream them

  200. JP says:
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    In a yearly league, would you deal Trout for Trumbo?

    • William says:
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      @JP: no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • LenFuego says:
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      @JP: I wouldn’t.

      10 wks (or so) of Trout + 8 weeks of best available > full rest of season of Trumbo.

  201. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty with defensive stuff like putouts/double plays/assists/OF assists/fielding % so any actual 1B in MLB is valued more than they should be. need at least 8 or 9 TEX players at all times
    C avila (used to stream this daily and have probably used at least 20 something catchers this year, this guy is hitting good enough to hold till mccann is back at least)
    1B desmond (finally got the 1B i traded sal perez to shove him at 1B, also LF/CF)
    2B forsythe
    3B gurriel (also 1B where he had played when mazouza was running bad)
    LF mazouza (also RF)
    CF blackman
    RF stanton
    util gallo
    choo (RF), happ (2B/CF), odubel (CF, at least he’s bad enough i probably won’t mind shit canning him when dahl is back, which WAS going to be an issue)
    we to prevent hoarding HAVE to have 3 or 4 of our 4 BN spots used for hitters
    DL dahl/beltre (needs to be activated for me to stream the nolasco or possibly multiple spots)
    SP (max 6) darvish/cobb/archer/lamet/nolasco/edinson (so very likely 3 stream spots possible)
    RP (7) phelps/fields/hembree/kela/jeffress (WTF happened to this damn guy he was good at MIL)/giles/hoover.
    DL morton
    holds/QS/K/9 and RP appearances/wins as extra cats.
    NA’s (literally 10, but notables being urias/barrett/profar)

    so my drops are either one of forsythe (but then i’d NEED happ to start all the time) or gurriel (and 1B have extra value) or one of the worst SP slots (nolasco/edinson). but 4 BN bats is pretty stupid, if happ continues to start most of the time i could use that slot for either a SP or a 2B on those days only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also i should PROBABLY TRY NOW to trade for odor as next year our 8 minimum (or 9 i forget) home team (TEX) players HAVE to be in either active or DL spots, NA’s won’t count. this isn’t good as i have only 7 of those (andrus is my SS, i forgot to mention) and choo/beltre could easily retire or get traded. i do have y.mendez TEX SP and their best SP prospect, so he’ll be up at some point. i don’t want to pay any lucroy price and the bush owner even late last year didn’t want to move him for anything resembling a decent offer. hamels guy wanted giles (my only closer) for hamels in preseason.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, try it

  202. Balconator says:
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    June 27th 2017

  203. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Pedroia or Travis going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  204. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    who the fuck names their kids jeb and tagg? where’s the sleve’s and seven’s and chemise’s about to own the marlins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  205. From Beyond says:
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    Looking to improve hitting in a 12 team OBP, K/9 league…

    Make sense to trade Berrios or Paxton for Brantley or Tomas, or is that giving too much?

    Thanks!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @From Beyond: i’d try for at least slightly more, esp in case of pax, even more so if it’s some kind of keeper/dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • From Beyond says:
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        @Grey: Much appreciated, gentlemen!

  206. What's a Drexl? says:
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    12 teamer with norris/osuna/hand/feliz (on bench, even though i believe his last 3 appearances all good, at least 3 K’s across them too) with bedrosian in DL slot. max 4 RP slots (of course norris could be SP slotted. drop feliz or de leon for rivero now? only 2 moves left on week (h2h) and this time of year people come up ALL the damn time (didn’t get happ ONLY from reading the reports he’d be back down right after, could’ve had him in like an extra 7 non-dynasties)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: feliz is on BN and this is yahoo “daily-today” thus the only way to say grab rivero IF suddenly either watson blows another one OR rivero himself were to get the save opp would in fact be to either have an open roster spot or drop somebody on BN. i also did appear to waste a move yesterday on de leon, so he could also be dropped if one of those things happen while holding feliz.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d drop De Leon first

  207. The Harrow says:
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    i need a serious edge in SP just now, i need
    1. MIA to move phelps to SP quick
    AND
    2. i’m the first in my leagues to know about it.

    i’ve aleady fixed some of step 2 by on non good streaming days in some 16 teamers just slotting him into SP (could get holds as well obv) and in a redraft 20 have him as one of my RP. if anybody, and i don’t care what their name is, gone, plep, smarts, hoodoo, smarmy, carpet chewer (new trump nickname, if anybody gets the reference it’s completely apt, old one was “yellow emperor” or “little boots (reference)” or more literal “little boots”, or just come out and say it “little assumed caligula”

    over/under on how long we go to war with the ocean god

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: OR paulino to rock and musgrove to be out long time (me love)

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: but of course i would’ve hoped/prayed/given half of the testicals for peacock to get a job and that hasn’t gone well yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hah

  208. OaktownSteve says:
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    Wacha is throwing gas. Haven’t seen him this year. He threw 96 right past Bellinger with late life. By the by I can also see what scouts were talking about when they worried Bellinger’s swing might be a bit long. Cards set up for fastballs up against him. Would that continues to be the book on him. Still took a good pitch from Wacha.

    Ty Anderson has a live fastball tonight too. Fingers crossed.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Like on the fastball Seager took him deep on. Anderson had a lot of like on that one. *rolls eyes*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • The Harrow says:
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      @OaktownSteve: you playing t-and in 12’s (h2h so no long term roto-type blowup fears, just the 3 of ERA/WHIP/Losses category fears). curious, it’s too late, i benched him by habit at home (COL at home)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Grey: sorry, i meant OAKtown, i knew you wouldn’t. doubt most of us would.

  209. William Hung says:
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    back to the WW goes Maeda

  210. Alex says:
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    Bashing my head off a wall.

    Is it time to drop Maeda?

    My 83rd pick FML….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues you can lose him

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Surely in a 10 team mixed. stings…

        • William Hung says:
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          @Alex: so promising before his fake DL stint

          • Alex says:
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            @William Hung: Which probably screwed him up. Not to mention Dave Roberts taking him out repeatedly for no reason after like 80 pitches. So frustrating.

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @William Hung: hey i don’t own maeda (but DO own pretty much EVERY other non-kershaw LAD starter, sometimes 3 in same damn league). can they reverse course on the wood DL now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he gave up 3 ER in his 1st inning last time too

          • Alex says:
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            @Grey: He is at Miller after this then the reds twice once at great American. None of those 3 starts seem very appealing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They are not

  211. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    can zunino please play in COL every week at least once? needed a C this week in AL only (well with mccann DET it’s all the time) and SEA in COL well that’s neat. i think he had like 1 HIT and no BB’s in like 8 games till yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  212. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I’m in a 10 team shallow H2H league. Trevor Story was just dropped. Should I add Story and drop Benintendi or Trumbo? Rank these closers ROS….EdDiaz, Glover, Ramos and Knebel. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi… Edwin, Ramos

  213. Gig says:
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    Drop Trumbo or Carlos Santana for renfroe hmmm lol don’t need a 1b have Moreland and goldy 9×9 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  214. 2chinz says:
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    Drop Rupp for Vogt, Martin, cervelli,Yafo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  215. Mordacious Levator says:
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    neato now V2 blew up, like those rockets that took place in that rainbow novel about gravity (which is looking more and more these days to be fiction as well, if it suits those in charge of the facts). he’s been left to one dynasty of mine and streamer status at this point, butj

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  216. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Bauer coming through for us – a QS with 11 K’s… I was all set to drop Bauer before his next start, but now it’s going to be Maeda for Straily v. PHI tomorrow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: those advanced metrics coming through!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Finally

  217. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Darvish for odor fair? I’d be getting darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  218. los locos says:
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    Pick up Bauer, he’s been good lately?

    Drop A Sanchez, Poloanco, Duda, Bradley or Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy shit – is Bauer worth holding now? Just grabbed him for this stream initially…

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @SteveNZ: without checking i know he’s been doing well, i’m now gonna check how often and amount of starts in a row. i got tired of him in the only spot i owned him (12 team dynasty with QS and deep ass benches) weeks ago, and i had him for like 3 years (since i took over the team, some of that time was stream add/dropping him, but i had him during most of the time)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream, he’s all over the shop from start to start

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: OK – thanks. Let’s just be thankful for what we got then.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And what about Ryu? Is he worth holding, or just garbage (and not particularly hot garbage at that)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Garbage

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: @SteveNZ: definitely best case scenario… he was pitching against a bottom 5 offense

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

  220. Mordacious Levator says:
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    oh crap, margot has too much “fluid buildup in the calf” insert peta antagonism lawyertown raidtime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  221. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Maeda and use roster space for streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  222. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    woah, in a deep league had to bench one of out of mauer/morales/kepler/rasmus/gardner, at least i didn’t bench the worst one to do so with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: yeah, and in 20 team OPS/slugging/total bases/hits mauer is BY FAR your best 1B add when vargas gets sent down. SAD

  223. Joeg414 says:
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    Catcher Alert ?
    R.Martin or C. Rupp ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  224. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    eric skoglund, anybody wanna give me odds his father/uncle/brother sharpens skates for a job in some capacity?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Hilarious

  225. lwomack58 says:
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    Add Zimmer drop Peraza-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  226. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you Trade Darvish for Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  227. los locos says:
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    Grey, thanks for getting back to me about Duda for Bauer drop.

    10 team keeper league OBP hr/r/rbi/sb

    Can you rank my team by taking a look?

    Waiver worth noting from your Last 30 games hitters – Alonso, Reddick, Melky & Maybin.. Upside Buxton still out there..

    Starters
    Grandal
    Bellinger
    LeMeihu
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bradley JR
    Conforto
    Kepler
    Jones A

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Freeman DL
    Moncoda
    Travis Devin
    Polanco
    Marte SUS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso over Kepler

  228. William Hung says:
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    Getting a little hairy in Minnesota for Berrios against the vaunted ‘Stros offense

    • William Hung says:
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      Not the sharpest command tonight from Berrios – getting out of that bases loaded jam with only one run was huge

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad vs. a tough team

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: tough break with that potential double play ball getting through the 3B – thought it was an error at first, but I guess it’s ruled a hit

  229. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm h2h keeper, OPS league. Making these moves (at least the 1st one) likely means I’m punting the season but was just offered the following trades:
    Trout $29+Conforto $3 for my Goldy $28+Correa $4.
    Trea Turner $4 for my Rizzo $7+Scherzer $12.

    Accept or hold on both/either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You want to punt the season? Is it feasible for your team? Trout’s deal is fine for future season, Trea deal doesn’t do anything for me

  230. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (QS/OPS)
    Was offered holland for Suarez. Not sure I’m a big enough fan of holland to do it. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who Holland is

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: Derek Holland. Sorry for not being specific.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio’s better

  231. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey if your rotation was
    verlander, severino, maeda, stroman, and wood DL

    would you trade odor for pedroia and darvish?

    c- avila
    1b rizzo
    2b odor
    mi schoop
    ss correa
    ci somak
    3b k seager
    of khris davis
    of hamilton
    of upton
    of carlos santana
    u duvall
    bench morrison

  232. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    andriese down, this is seriously hitting fantasy football levels of luck (bad obv in my case). i’ve had at least 4 or 5 in two leagues in like 4-5 days. some mix in these 2 of karns/trout/wood (in both)/andriese (in both)/morton. leagues are piling up with miller in active slots (not these 2 actually, but others)

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: wow, again EXACTLY like in FF i’m GLAD it’s a groin strain only (meaning a weak injury for baseball purposes); pretty dicked up situation when the daily massive pile of shit catching ends up finding a good side. i got just that much irish in me (1/8th) re: the freud-irish-thing.

  233. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade Quintana for Yelich? Wouldn’t even have a spot to play Yelich but Q is killing me

    • William Hung says:
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      @Oppo Taco: just drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is someone making that trade?

  234. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Eric Thames worth an add? I’d have to drop Benintendi or a closer to add him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d prefer to drop a closer

    • William Hung says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: damn, Thames is still available?

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @William Hung: that’s in the exact same kind of league in which you could’ve probably grabbed E5 1 week ago or less and it’s NOT a 10 teamer (or less)

  235. Robert says:
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    Time to drop Quintana in a 10 team h2h? Matz, Taillon, A. Sanchez, T. Walker are available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, stream

  236. FrankGrimes says:
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    What’s a fair value for Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how badly someone needs him… Rudy just tried to trade Khris Davis for him

  237. goodfold2 says:
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    sweet jebus, earlier i mentioned something to the effect that “IF alonso keeps up his performing” well, um, while missing at least 6 games in may he’s apparently had more HR in may than in ANY SEASON IN HIS ENTIRE CAREER! and may isn’t over yet either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  238. mrbaseball says:
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    right elbow flexor strain – How many minutes for this type of injury

  239. canes1996 says:
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    @Grey thoughts on 12 team dynasty – i started from scratch this year. Id give up A Rendon and get back either Bundy and Kyle Seager or Bundy and Matt Carpenter? Got Rendon for Wacha and JBJR. Thanks as always. Survivor edit was SPOT ON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed on Survivor…. Bundy/Seager sounds fair, but don’t have a ton of faith in Bundy

  240. bobbo says:
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    Starting Jaime Garcia ($-5.1) @ LAA if you need the start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  241. dtbran says:
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    You own Maeda….look at the boxscore….throw your phone….realize you also played Robbie Ray…..pick up the phone dust it off, blow it a kiss, give it a hug…moving on…
    Dropping Maeda in a 12 teamer?

  242. Blip bloop says:
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    What type of pitcher would you expect for a minimum keeper Joey Gallo?

    Sonny gray?

  243. SteveNZ says:
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    Bellinger – what a bum!

  244. Doritos for Breakfast says:
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    6×6 (OPS and Holds added) 10 team league. I have Sale and CMart and am leading in era and whip, but lost Duffy and have given up on Salazar, so streaming two spots. Do I trade Conforto for Darvish or hold?

  245. 3up3down says:
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    Looking for average plus power numbers. Currently have Pujols but worried Rbi’s drop with Trout out for 2 months. Hold or grab Smoak or Alonso?

  246. Egads! says:
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    Zimmerman on the DL- 6/12

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