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“Ree,” opens the front door, walks down the driveway, says hello to my Polish neighbor, Stash, walks to the DQ, gets a Blizzard, eats said Blizzard, walks home, opens the door, says “Dick,” hits the head, not like that, comes back feeling a Blizzard lighter, does some Netflix and chill, shuts it off, says, “You,” brushes teeth, gets into bed, moves arm over Cougs, hears about her splitting headache, rolls over and says, “Lus.”  That’s right, in honor of Mookie Betts, I just did the most ridiculous ridiculous call ever.  You earned that shizz, you madman!  I’d count the ways I love this man, but like a savant Blackjack dealer I can only count up to 21.  After his three-homer game yesterday, Betts (3-for-5, 5 RBIs, 10th, 11th, 12th homers) now has those twelve homers to go with eight steals, a .283 average and is on pace for 115 runs and 85 RBIs.  Don’t make me do another ridiculous ridiculous call, cause if you want me to, I will.  Oh, and with what he’s doing, it’s not even inconceivable that he keeps up this pace.  His BABIP (.290) is actually below his career average (he’s getting unlucky!), his fly ball percentage is down (he could be hitting more homers!) and he hasn’t been caught stealing once (so steal more!).  You are witnessing the emergence of a perennial first rounder.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Out on paternity leave.  Should be back sooner than most because the naming’s easier.  Just tack on another Jr. and let’s go!

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Aw, look how cute, it’s Betts in 2025.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Well, I would’ve liked to see more Ks or more innings, but beggars (Intern:  insert a ‘not equal’ sign) choosers.  I’d absolutely grab Ed-Rod in all leagues.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  The orange-jersey’d emoji inside Buck Showalter’s head, “I’m trying to figure out where to bat the guy we prefer to get less at-bats, and, I’m thinking…. Leadoff!  Tell the boss!”

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.78.  Was obviously a tough matchup (vs. Sawx), but when a pitcher’s in the AL East, you can’t sit them vs. half the division, which is the reason why in my 12 team mixed league, I dropped Aaron Sanchez, Smyly, Severino and Pineda.  (Damn, I had a lot of AL East starters to begin this year.  Must’ve ignored my own rule number four for drafting, go with NL starters.)

Seth Smith – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  The Lisper’s Nightmare cruthed both homerth like he crutheth pink cookith in a plathic bag getting cruthed by buildingth.  Yo, Seth, mama thaid knock you out!  Mariners (What?!), Mariners (What?!)  He’th ready (We’re ready!), Seth thinkth he’th gonna hit bombth, because he’s got the thrength to rock hard!  Thance the boogie, thance the boogie!

Ketel Marte – Expected to return next Monday.  Don’t ya love when guys return on Monday?  Makes it so easy for weekly lineups.  5,000 fantasy moves go against me, this one goes for me.  It’s gonna be a good week! *sees Jackie Bradley Jr. is out of the lineup*  Damn, that was short-lived!

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as the Mariners laid into James Shields and the Padres.  The Big FraGu was joined by Adam Lind (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer) and Kyle Seager (3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer).  FraGu’s got three homers in the past four games, Lind is hitting almost .500 in the last week with three homers, and Seager’s hitting around .350 with two homers in that time.  Did the Mariners visit Coors?  Nope, they got Twins’ and Padres’ pitching.  Two teams whose pitching could actually make pitchers’ parks hitter-friendly.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  He got out to the early huge lead then simply sailed to the Ivictory Coast for a free room at the W.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .229.  Be interesting to see what Kemp can do on another team.  On yesterday’s podcast, JayWrong and I talk about the mental aspect of the game.  I wonder if Kemp’s not as lame as he appears, but just doesn’t want to play because it’s the Padres.  In fact, what if that was every players’ problem on the Padres?  What if the Padres became the Madres and moved to San Dimas?  *wavy lines*  Hey, here I am in an alternate universe where there’s Madres playing in San Dimas.  Let me turn on the game to see how they’re doing.  The Madres are winning!   Wow, they’ve scored so many runs!  What’s that?  In this alternate universe, the idea is to score the fewest runs?  Oh, no, Twilight Zone twist!  *wavy lines*  Alternate universes are never what they seem.

Christian Bethancourt – 0-for-3, but also threw a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.  Why is it so amazing when a position player pitches?  It’s like watching a polar bear ice skate.

James Shields – 2 2/3 IP, 10 ERA.  The Regression Fairies have a friend that wore a camouflage Speedo for Halloween and called himself Ramboner, they scoffed when they saw carpeting in their hotel bathroom and they will crush your ratios.

Domingo Santana – Began a rehab stint in Double-A Biloxi.  Domingo was excited to be there, being a fan of the Venezuelan movie, Biloxi Azules with Matthew Brodricardo.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .299.  Damn, Lucroy’s making me look stupid.  Luckily, it’s the first time ever.  *doorbell rings*  Can I help you?  You drafted DeShields?  Sorry, Grey’s not home.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  The slow march to respectability continues.  He dropped his ERA from 6.03 to 3.82 in May.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .330.  Hey, Superfluous H, no rush, doode.

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs.  Signs that it’s still early:  Carpenter raised his average thirty-one points in the last two games.  Seriously.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .193.  I mentioned on yesterday’s podcast that Morales was a guy I’d buy super cheap in deeper leagues, because he should be much better than he’s been.  Those in shallower leagues, should cyclops him.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .297.  Member how you hated him in April?  Yup.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 2nd steal, hitting .364.  Need some speed and runs?  To Whit.

Drew Smyly –  4 IP, 8 ER, ERA up 4.77.  Well, when I dropped Smyly early on, I looked like a total stunod, and I’m not dyslexic with pastry Tourette’s, but I don’t regret that at all now.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .204.  Note to major league teams, don’t trade for Carlos Gonzalez.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Sometimes I scream ‘Gomez’ in the office to get A.J. Mass to turn around, making him think someone is screaming ‘Go Mets.’  He really needs to stop wearing that Mr. Met head.”

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  So, it hasn’t all been rainbows and unicorns, but I still believe in McCullers if he’s healthy.  In that ‘if’ lies the sun, the moon and Sandoval standing in front of the sun making an eclipse.

George Springer – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .288.  I’m not joking when I say Springer or Trout?  I’m as serious as a mural of Neckface.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Still schmotato’ing, still worth adding.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and has been hitting around .300 in the last week.  He’s not much more than speed in AL-Only leagues, but he has been known to get hot enough for a week or two in all mixed leagues.  He’s also one of the fastest guys in the majors.  That’s what she said!  Damn, she’s mean.

Patrick Corbin – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.96.  Instead of promising to get rid of Common Core, if Trump can get rid of Corbin, I’m in.

Julio Urias – With Alex Wood hitting the DL, Urias is on his way back and could start Thursday.  As the roofie turns… Yes, I’d grab Urias again if he was dropped.

Kenta Maeda – Questionable for Thursday due to swelling in his right hand.  Maeda’s Swelled Hand is also Tyler Perry’s worst TNT movie to date.

Alex Guerrero – Designated for assignment.  That was the humane thing to do after leaving him on life support for three years.

Yasiel Puig – Was scratched with a sore hammy.  I.e., Puig’s lil’ piggy went weeg-weeg-weeg all the way home.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.38.  But this game was in Wrigley?!  And his last game he gave up 5 ER in Petco!  Sonavabench!

Corey Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  Becoming Joc Pederson’s rookie year Part P.U. seems to be avoided.  *intern whispers in my ear that Pederson didn’t go south until the 2nd half*  Shut up, intern!

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .217.  I’ve been telling people in the comments to buy Upton or at least not drop him.  He always gets crazy hot for months at a time.  They just didn’t happen to be April and May.  That doesn’t mean they won’t be June and July.

Cameron Maybin – Left yesterday’s game injured.  Well, it had been almost two weeks.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Member when he was a buy low?  See Justin Upton again.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, a grand slam.  And look at Upton one more time for s’s and g’s.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Okay, I won’t say I like him again, except to say I do like him but I’m just not saying it.  Don’t make me say I like him.

Jefry Marte – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I thought the Hand of the King killed Jefry?  Or was it Littlefinger and the Hand was blamed?  Or was it the Hound?  Can I get a Cliff Notes for what I need to know prior to each Game of Thrones episode?

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .336.  If you wish you owned Valencia, don’t worry.  Just hang around waiver wires, whistling, eventually someone will drop him.  Or at least it seems that way from the comments.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .342, and batting close to .500 in the last week.  The hottest schmotato in the land is one of the Twins’ two dozen Eduardos.

Anthony DeSclafani – Could return next week.   That’s what DeScalendar says.

DJ LeMahieu – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, which was one of nine homers in Coors. Know how I say you want Rockie hitters in Coors when it starts warming up?  At this point, I’d start Tony Wolters (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) in my Utility slot if the Rockies are home.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers, hitting .301.  In a motel somewhere, Corey Dickerson watched the Rockies’ highlights and sighed so loudly his neighbors banged on the wall.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 3, runs, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers.  Auntie Em, hold down your skirt, there’s a Toreando coming through!

Carlos Gonzalez – 3-for-5 and his 10th homer, and 8th homer in the last three games.  See CarGo?  See CarGo go!

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .213.  Votto would be a 40-homer hitter in Coors.  No foolsies.

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.37.  Someone got lucky on an Alaskan cruise last night!

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .397.  Let’s just say I had no intention of drafting Murphy this year, but I did in one league and, not coincidentally, it’s the one league I’m way out in first.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .199.  After the game, Dusty calmly asked, “Can Trea Turner do that?”  Then refused to hear the answer which is obviously yes.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in the past three games.  I wouldn’t pick him up myself, but if you’re totally desperate (how enticing does this sound?).

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Quickly:  Kershaw, Sale, Jo-Fer, Syndergaard, Scherzer?  Si or no si?

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .300.  He’s like Yunel Escobar with a catcher’s mitt.  I will call him, Yukneel Escobackstop.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 3 Ks, ERA down to 6.34.  7+ ERA vs. the major leagues = Hiring Bill Cosby to be your bartender.  Eek, math’s off there.  Should’ve equaled a zero ERA vs. the Braves.

Denard Span – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .274, but hitting over .350 in the last week.  I’d grab him (make sure you don’t accidentally pick up Ben Revere).

Matthew Wisler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  For what it’s Werth, I grabbed Wisler in one league about a week ago and am not dropping him.  Also, have him in a weekly league going twice this week (later in Los Angeles; real Los Angeles, not Anaheim).

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Rangers announced that Profar could stay with the Rangers when Odor is reinstated.  No good came come of this.  Either Profar starts over Odor at times inconceivably, or Profar sits on the bench rather than getting ABs in the minors.  I’m dying to see how this plays out.  Dying as in ceasing to live with stupid manager decisions.

Colby Lewis – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  That’s nice, I still wouldn’t own Colby with your fantasy team.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.15.  Was cruising (relatively) then gave up three runs in the 8th inning without recording an out.  Yes, I’m constantly making excuses for Kluber.  At least I’m aware of it.  I am not floating down the River Denial, drinking a cocktail while someone else paddles!  Damn, the River Denial sounds awesome!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .219.  Though, .219 seems so much better than .246, when it’s Jose Abreu hitting .246.

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and double legs (1, 2), and 2nd homer in three games, hitting over .300 in the last week.  I’d say hot schmotato, but he’s more in the Bedouin camp with the LLAMAS.

Travis d’Arnaud – Could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.  Yeah, him and what d’army?!

David Wright – Received a pain-killing injection for his neck as he tries to avoid the DL.  Do we care?  Let me drink on it and I’ll tell you later.  *five hours later*  Boozy Grey, “No.”  Burp.

Noah Syndergaard – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st Hold.  I usually don’t talk about middle relievers, but this guy looked pretty good.  I could see him being used if Familia falters.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Walker’s too modest.  More like Neil Homer.

James Loney – 0-for-4 as he was added to the Mets’ 25-man roster and hit sixth.  Loney has never been able to do much with his bat outside of the occasional schmotato sesh, so we don’t carez now.  (Carez shows one doesn’t care even less because you can’t even be bothered to spell care right.  The explanation of carez does undercut the lack of caring a little.)

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.85 vs. J.A. Happ 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  The home plate umpire must work as a notary during the offseason, because, before each half inning, he’d point to the mound and say initials here.  Rather than point you back to Gausman’s blurb, I’ll just say I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for both of these guys, no matter how nice their ERAs look.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  No exaggeration, I’ve been waiting for Smoak to get hot for five years.  I’m like a firefighter with blue balls.

Jason Grilli – Traded to the Blue Jays.  Toronto’s heard many great things about Americans and their grilling, and, well, this is what happens when you make a trade on an empty stomach.

   
  1. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Trout. But it’s closer than many people think.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @apoxonbothyourhouses:

      yea….I dunno…
      I just checked both stats and Mike Trout is still clearly a better player IMHO…and 2 yrs younger to boot.

      But then again, it’s like arguing who’s hotter, Scarlett Johansson or Nina Dobrev…
      just be happy ;)

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Grey: ill take Scarlett over Nina everyday and twice on Sunday

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t say that about my Nina

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @muskysmell: Go rent Under Her Skin. See Scarjo naked! Be woefully disappointed. Wonder what is wrong with the world…and why she agreed to remove all supposition for a crappy Euro-art film.

      • Trout>Everyone says:
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        @Grey: It’s not that close. By one in-season value calculator the difference between Trout’s production and Springer’s is the same as between Springer’s and Stephen Souza…. And as @apoxonbothyourhouses notes Trout is still somehow 2 years younger. Also Trout’s peripherals look better in every way than Springer’s. Better BB%, K%, HardHit%, xOBA, SB success rate. And the much more impressive history that shows this ain’t a fluke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  2. Scott says:
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    Great stuff as always. Love the write-up on Thor.

    Drop any of the following for Eduardo Rodriguez, Julio Urias, or Yordana Ventura?

    Potential drops: Jimmy Nelson, Lance McCullers, Rodon, Taijuan Walker, Drew Pomeranz or Gio Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Thanks! Gio for Ed-Rod

  3. crushbombs says:
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    lawrie or schoop ros?

    • crushbombs says:
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      @crushbombs: ops league

      • muskysmell says:
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        @crushbombs:

        schoop in a vacuum

        lawrie if you need sbs too, schoop if you need power

  4. Johnc says:
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    You may have sworn off streaming pitchers, but you gave me Karns (I was leaning toward Tomlin!) and McCullers (wild ride but successful). So I am happy you are still doling out great advice! Which leads us to my long awaited Carrasco return tomorrow. 80 pitch limit may cause some angst v Royals but hoping he rounds into form soon.

    1.Do I nab The Church to fill my open DL spot given my SPs are: Price, Carrasco, CMart, J Ross (JB!), Hill, McCullers and Pom? Wheeler and T Ross are other SP options.

    2. Is my drop Mc Cullers or Pom to activate Carrasco?

    3. Lastly, I nabbed Trea this past weekend thinking he is an upgrade over Semien as my 3rd MI. Semien seems better lately but has no trade value in our 12 team league. Trade Trea or keep him to replace Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: I’m back to streaming pitchers after a one day hiatus… Shoemaker today, heaven help me…. 1. Yes, Raisel 2. Pom 3. Trade if you can get something

      • John says:
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        @Grey: e

        Awesome. Longoria is on the table. I currently have Park as third MI so this could be an upgrade I think. And he might take Pom who is my dropper. Do I:

        1. Hold Park? Forget Longoria, he stinks too. Or do one of these offers:
        2. Longoria for Park and Pom?
        3. Longoria for Trea and Pom?
        4. Longoria for Maybin and Pom

        • John says:
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          @John:
          Third CI not MI of course. Doh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2

  5. Bas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As always a great write up, one that makes me laugh on my way to Amsterdam.;-)

    We are now 2 months into the season and my avg keeps on dropping thanks to guys like Norris (I’am in a 12 team 5×5 2 catcher league), Castro, Kemp, Lawrie, Heyward, Jupton and in a lesser
    way Rizzo.
    Just picked up seth Smith to start against righthanders. But I’am actually looking to make a trade.
    Any suggestions who to trade away and who to aim for to get my avg a bit up.
    I also have closer depth and Hamels to trade away.

    Thanks!!

    Bas (from Holland)

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Bas: I’m in a 2 catcher league and just don’t roster any catchers. First place, leading in most OF categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Thanks, Bas! Trade away Kemp and Heyward, maybe get Hosmer and a cheaper OF? Zobrist and Nunez? Look at cheap AVG guys

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    Awesome as usual. Was offered Price and Story for Sale in a 14 team h2h points league… I’m currently waiting on Ketel Marte at SS. Thoughts?

    Rest of my staff is Quintana, Carrasco, J. Ross, odorizzi, Hendricks, Hellickson and Wood

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Zoot:

      Price/Story…Sale is better but Price could very well outperform Sale down the stretch. Marte sucks.

    • Pineapple says:
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      @Zoot:

    • knucks says:
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      @Zoot: Agree with Pineapple

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Knucks,

        I am thinking about this trade. Wanted your thoughts.

        Marte and Quintana

        I get: Hosmer and Carlos Carrasco

        It would be a upgrade at first, plus carrasco could help my staff. And my outfield is Cain, Conforto, Cespedes, Trout, Maybin(who I will be dropping for Duvall), Zobrist,

        • knucks says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Yep sounds fine to me, not sure how many OF you start, but sounds like you have a surplus. The jump from Quintana to Carrasco is significant. Now the trick is to get them to actually want to accept it.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            exactly. I start three OF and four Utility. Butu he wants two of these guys in the deal: DOnaldson, Altuve, Correa, Conforto, Cespedes, Trout, Bumgarner, Max, Cueto or Glasnow. He said no to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zoot: Thanks! Pineapple does bring up a good point… I’d take Price/Story

      • Vegans says:
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        @Grey: Ha!

  7. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    I love E Rod but , last I looked he’s in the AL East. Should I drop Liriano for him? Last I looked he’s in the NL. 15 team 5×5. By the way, I have Blackmon, Valencia, Lind and some random lead off hitter on The Sawx. Pretty good day yesterday.
    Thanks for the great read every day

  8. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Prayer circle for Warwick Saupold’s groin? My favorite Warwick in all of the AL East, and the foundation for an intriguing band name.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: AL Central, my deepest apologies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Loved Warwick Saupold’s followup album, “Tolkien On My Jimmy.”

  9. Muskysmell says:
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    I think Mookie is on pace for even better numbers than what you posted if I’m not mistaken…

    Nevertheless, great stuff as usual Grey man!

    • knucks says:
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      @Muskysmell: I saw a couple other “perts” mention some other higher numbers as well. Grey is likely checking steamer. I’m pretty sure that he’s very close to those.

      Had the last pick in my 12 team roto and somehow snagged Rizzo and Betts at the 12/13 turn. Jackpot! Not really though… how is the guy who drafted Pollack/Upton/Carlos Gomez ahead of me still!?!

      • Todd25 says:
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        @knucks: hahaha, does that guy have Ortiz and Cano?

        • knucks says:
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          @Todd25: Neither!!

          Au Shizz, Odor, Arrieta, Lester were some of his better draft day decisions… He also spent like $35 out of $100 FAAB on Mazara the day he came up. Next highest bid was like $8 and everyone laughed at him. Other notable adds of his… Ozuna, Duvall, Gausman, Madson.

          Safe to say that “new guy” can handle his own in our league. And if your out there new guy, keep up the good work! Gotta love some new competition.

  10. griff says:
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    12 team dynasty: which is the better catcher to own: ramos or d’arnaud?

  11. TheBlackBarnacle says:
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    10 team Roto with almost half of my pickups already used, but at top of the waiver order. Swap Shields for Urias with my guaranteed waiver claim?

      • TheBlackBarnacle says:
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        @Grey: Half of 50.

      • TheBlackBarnacle says:
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        @Grey: Oh and I decided to make the claim with Boxberger instead (own Colome too), now muling Fulmer for Shields instead

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  12. Tanner says:
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    Grey can you please rank in a QS lg Wisler McHugh Bradley Eickoff Shoey. Thanks, u da Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tanner: Shoemaker, McHugh, Wisler

  13. Stanton in my way says:
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    Trea turner or ketel ros?

  14. Bing says:
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    As a Kluber owner, is he a sell (relatively) low or hold? He’s been frustrating as an ‘ace’

    What side of these blockbusters? Keep forever league.

    $30 Harper, $30 Kluber, $10 liriano for $10 Mookie, $30 marte

    $30 Kluber, $10 liriano for marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bing: Betts/Marte….Marte

  15. Bing says:
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    Gausman a hold of can he be seen as a streamer? The whole al east thing is becoming annoying (I benched him yesterday) and not even sure if my league mates will pick him up. That said, it’s a keeper league so if he has a lot of upside down the road I can see keeping him. I’d either stream his spot for another pitcher or a bench bat to play when guys like Harper go down for a game ( I play weekly h2h every start at a position helps)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bing: Prolly can lose him, # of teams does matter

      • bing says:
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        @Grey: thanks. It’s a 10 team league so I figure we can cut him loose

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, no problem

  16. Charles says:
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    Streamonator really likes Fiers v ARI today. Do you think he’s worth the risk as an RCL stream?

    • Troy: The Collector

      Troy says:
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      @Charles: not asking me but as a daily fantasy player I’ll tell u these low end options that streamer has liked have hit way more then they miss. I’m playing him and not thinking twice

  17. Shkwstoppa says:
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    Chris Davis, Nelson Cruz, Justin verlander for Dee Gordon, marcel ozuna, Jose Quintana?

    It’s a keeper league which makes Dee Gordon still relevant for end of this year and next.. Current 2b is Brandon Phillips. Thanks.

  18. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Gray, if you were to pick one between Eduardo Rodriguez and Urias, who would it be? Then, who will be your drop? Taillon, Turner?

  19. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Need to drop one of Khris Davis, Meyers, Duvall with carlos Gomez coming off DL. I also have Smyly or Chen but would prefer to drop a batter with 3 bench spots. What’s your thoughts?

    • Troy: The Collector

      Troy says:
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      @G: drop gomez lol he blows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Gomez

  20. Dom says:
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    Own Manaea or Paxton? Guess will have to see how they pitch today

    • knucks says:
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      @Dom: Paxton is likely pitching out of the bullpen right now. Isn’t Felix starting today? Would like to hear what Grey thinks about the Paxton call up. He wasn’t blowing people away in Tacoma.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: He hasn’t been good in how long? I’d wait to see something from him

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Great point, he hasn’t been decent since Secondary School

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: Manaea

  21. Aledmysee your Polanchole says:
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    Should I drop any of the following for E-Rod?

    6×6 Roto (+ OPS & QS)

    Smyly, Archer, Maeda, Rodon?

  22. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which of these guys would you pair with Synder to get Mookie?

    Cesp
    Marte
    Fowler
    Conforto

    8 team keeper, keep 8, obp and SLG

  23. The Great Knoche says:
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    Boxberger kills my Scout chances. Drafted the day before he got hurt and Colome didnt make it back to me. Perhaps Britton will save 90.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I don’t think saves is weighted that heavily. I feel like you can have one closer and still compete, because other guys are in the same situation. Hell, you could even punt saves and go for wins/K’s.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Cram It: SAGNOF trade for the ages! I think it was your sales pitch of, “Eh, why not?”

        • Cram It says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Hahaha. I totally negged you. ;) I had to corner the market on that Twins closer situation!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Cram It: My thinking was….I shouldn’t because I’ll probably drop Davis in a week or two, but then I realized Jepsen will probably lose the closer job or ruin your ratios around that same time anyway. Worthless trade for all.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Yup, arguably the least impactful trade to date. I didn’t want to work so hard trying to find saves. I promptly picked up Whitt Merriweather for replacement SAGNOF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Agree with Cram, saves mean even less in these leagues with no waivers, I don’t even think Jeanmar is owned in my league

  24. Derek says:
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    Great stuff as usually Gray Maeda was dropped in my 10 team league, I wanna put a waiver claim in on him but I can’t decide who to drop between Archie Bradley or Nathan Eovaldi. I feel like Eovaldi has the higher floor while Bradley has the higher ceiling. Pitching heavy league, Win (5pts), K (1pt), QS (5pts). Please rank.

    • Brian says:
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      @Derek: can’t believe those two are owned in a 10 team league.

      • Derek says:
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        @Brian:

        Pitching heavy

        • Troy: The Collector

          Troy says:
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          @Derek: can be very pitch heavy those guys still shouldn’t be owned in a 10 team league unless u have 30+ spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derek: Agree with others, drop either, Bradley first…

  25. knucks says:
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    Polanco’s SAC off of Ramos in the 9th likely would have gone out if that was a home game. Went about 400 feet (I’m no statcast). I do know its not 400 to dead center @ PNC. Off the bat I thought it was gone, ended up just slightly right from dead center, up on the dirt of the warning track. Just missed his second GS in two nights! Freakin Crayola Canyon.

    True story, I use to work for Crayola.

    Speaking of Ramos, that guy seems to get out of trouble almost as easily as he gets into it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: You mean Brocktoon? Did you name crayons, because that would be awesome

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hahah yes, Brocktoon, exactly. And no unfortunately I did not get to name them. But I do know one of the “scientists” that helps develop stuff and my gf’s dad helped invent Model Magic back in the early 90’s. Basically a less messy clay.

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: If I could delete/redo my comment, it would instead read…

          Yes! I did get to name crayons. Most notably “Razzmatazz”!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, this is amazing, can we get you girl’s pops on our podcast?

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Wowwwwww that would have been epic!!! Sadly, we no longer have that chance. But my brother still works for them. I’ll see if he can get in touch with the Bill Nye of Crayola at some point. That convo would be weird as F though. Dood is out there… So yea that could make for an interest pod.

  26. Chris says:
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    In a 10 team H2H points league where pitching is weighed heavy and quality waiver arms are slim I have Eduardo Rodriguez on my DL. The bottom of my staff is::
    Liriano
    Rodon
    Tai Walker
    Iwakuma
    McCullers
    Gotta get E-Rod off my DL to make any moves so do I drop one of these to activate E-Rod or drop E-Rod? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree w/ Cram

  27. Zain says:
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    Noah Syndergaard relief pitcher? If that was a joke, sorry i missed it!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zain: You missed it.

    • knucks says:
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      @Zain: Yea went way over your head/behind your back.

  28. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey:

    Which side you prefer:
    Adrian Gonzalez + David Ortiz

    or

    Edwin Encarnacion + Osdubel Herrera

    Thanks!

  29. Bloop or Bomb says:
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    Ziegler or Gregorson ROS?

    • knucks says:
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      @Bloop or Bomb: Likely a coin flip. You have to drop one?

      • Bloop or Bomb says:
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        @knucks:

        No, trying to trade one…have carrasco coing off the DL soon, probably drop doolittle when that happens

  30. Scott says:
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    I’ve got these OFs in a 5 OF league where I need pitching.

    McCutcheon
    Springer
    Cespedes
    Upton
    Duvall
    Grichuk
    Polanco

    If you were me, what’s the highest OF you would trade?

    If you were the other guy, what’s the lowest OF you would accept?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: This is pretty unassessable. I would trade/accept anybody if the return was equivalent or greater.

    • Troy: The Collector

      Troy says:
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      @Scott: McCutchen Duvall aim high n gl to ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree w/ Cram

  31. jojo says:
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    Sano was dropped.
    Drop any of Heyward, Valencia, Reed for him?

    And also, are you starting any of the following today:
    Hamels @ CLE
    Sanchez v NYY
    Fulmer @ LAA

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Reed… I don’t own those SPs, but if I did, I’d start Sanchez

      • jojo says:
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        @Grey: how much FAAB out of $100 would you use on Sano?

  32. Chris says:
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    H2H points league

    Neil Walker or Rougned Odor

  33. Pita pan express says:
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    Greysan

    Samardja or hammel ROS ?

    My available of are
    Mccutchen
    Duvall
    Polanco
    Fowler
    Napoli
    Belt
    J upton

    Is fowler for shark fair ? What about for hammel ? Need pitching. Thanks grey

  34. Matty says:
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    I knew that Smyly totally pooped on my ratios, but then my lovely surprise of the morning was seeing that I got a hold from Syndergaard.
    I can’t imagine that there’s a glossary term for the few times in the last ten years that aces have had shortened starts and have given bullpen stats on side sessions.
    It’s not quite as fun as a position player pitching, but it’s definitely up there.

  35. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great stuff, Grey! The notary line was top notch.

    Who do you like best as a DL stash in a redraft H2H league in prep for H2H playoffs?

    Looking at one of Cobb, Ryu, Wheeler…

  36. RePete says:
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    Who should I pick up to play 3rd while Sano is on the DL (OBP league instead of AVG):

    Dietrich, Valbuena, White, or Drury?

    Valbuena seems to be the choice since he’s the hot schmotato

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: Dietrich. He’s good for OBP

  37. Williamt says:
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    Urias Velazquez ? Need to make decisio also coukd drop Rosenthal, Tehran, H2h points 10 team

    • Williamt says:
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      @Williamt: forgot Urias or Velazquez

  38. J-Mo says:
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    Ramos or Realmuto?

    • William Hung says:
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      @J-Mo: Ramos

  39. Brian says:
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    In an NL Only league, do I need to handcuff Jeremy Jeffress with Will Smith? If so, who do I drop out of the following:

    Matt Adams
    Ender Inciarte
    Derek Dietrich
    Brandon Drury
    Melvin Upton, Jr.
    Zach Wheeler
    Orlando Arcia

    My gut says to hold, but wanted a second opinion.

    Bonus question: Drop any of the above to stream Junior Guerra against the Braves in a couple days, a matchup Stream-o-nator loves?

      • Brian says:
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        Thanks — any response to the bonus question above? :)

        -Brian

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  40. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Morales or Clarence Chris Carter? Hey Everybody Hates Chris.

  41. nick the dick says:
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    Gonna have to start opening Razzball in an incognito tab if you’re going to have links for 12 Most Gorgeous Breastfeeding Goddesses. It’s the areola of life, it’s the meal of fortune, it’s the teet of faith, it’s the yams of hope….*skips to #7, sees Napoli’s mom* Oh, I guess it was baseball related.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: HA! How do you feel about Danny Brown? Just started listening to him (I know late)

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: I feel the same way I feel about the dust head who stands outside of my local convinience store and asks me for spare change everyday

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @nick the dick: How’s that new Apathy gonna be? Didn’t listen to any, but line-up looks legit. I didn’t even cop Weekend at the Cape.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Noisewater, do you listen to Danny Brown?

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Grey: I tried years ago, not the biggest fan either. His verse on the Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack with Pusha-T and Rae is great though. No idea if new stuff is any good or not. Let me know.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s like I just asked if you guys listen to Danity Kane… Dip from album Old is catchy as shizz…

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Haha, now Danity Kane’s new album, got some cuts on it!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Indeed, playa!

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Oh, that DK is fire son!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Sky told me today’s Word of the Day was tickety-boo and I said that it sounded like a Danity Kane word, and he didn’t know the Danity Kane

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Haven’t checked it out yet but I will. Weekend at the Cape isn’t very good other than a couple joints. I give him a pass cuz Connecticut Casual and everything earlier is so good

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: I listen to Honkey Kong monthly it seems. And “Dancing on ya Grave” is such a good song I don’t even fast forward through Paul Wall’s verse.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Yeah I mean Eastern Philosophy, Wanna Snuggle, Honkey Kong, Connecticut Casual and the Demigodz albums are so good that one mediocre album can’t sway me from checking the new one

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: This is my CT jam from Weekend tho.. https://youtu.be/0RF0EvLi2sM
            Ap’s guy Suave-Ski is opening for Large Professor at a bar down the street from me in a couple weeks and Ap always goes to the old school guys shows down here. I’ll bend his ear about the new album.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, big fan, huh?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Tell Danny you have no spare change. Nothing good can come from it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, NtD, you’re tough

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: I keep my feelings locked in a vault, so it’s safe to say, i’m uncrackable

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t start no shibidibidit

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey, NtD, how do you feel about Chance the Rapper?

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I just want to jump in and say the little white kid who looks like jesus and plays the keyboard and produced for him and the Social Experiment is my good friend. I have no real thoughts on Chance however.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Loving his latest album, I think Summer Friends is my jammy jam right now

  42. BambooLounge says:
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    Pitchers and Catchers Questions:

    1. Someone dropped C-Mart, worth dropping Taillon for him?

    2. Currently starting Cervelli in a weekly lock league, worth moving on to Russel Martin or Hundley if he’s coming back next week?

  43. Gibby says:
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    Drop Aaron Sanchez for Ed Rod?

  44. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    rejected this trade offer but wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy to. figure if the opinion is to take it I could consider offering it back and see what happens.

    I give Braun, Duvall, Roark
    I get Story, Herrera, Cole

    Would you have rejected or accepted it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: It’s fair, fine to reject

  45. Oranje says:
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    Matt Adams…he is currently on waivers. Worth an add? He would be on my bench unless VMart plays in NL parks or I start him as CI instead of Belt. I would drop either Inciarte or WY Chen.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oranje: Sure, drop Inciarte.

  46. Andrew says:
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    Which side?

    Heyward and Hendricks
    or
    Roark, Wil Myers, Joc Pederson

    • William Hung says:
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      @Andrew: Cubbies side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Fair, Cubbies, sure

  47. Don Julio says:
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    Ok to drop Adam jones for valencia? If not, how much longer can I let jones linger on the bench before making a move like this?

  48. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Kipnis or Profar?

    • knucks says:
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      @William Hung: Profar doesn’t really have a starting role once Odor is back. Are they talking about benching Elvis? Or Profar in the OF once Odor comes back? I haven’t heard that at all. I’d have to reluctantly go Kipnis right now. Good Luck!

      • Todd25 says:
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        @knucks: they have played Profar in LF, SS, 3B, DH in the past, will interesting to see what happens this time around, maybe a Elvis trade for pitching? who knows. They might just send down Alberto, but with Profar on the bench, like Grey said, that will hurt his development, the kid needs his swings. Could see them using him as a super-utility Zobristy doode if they send down Alberto.

  49. Rbid for her pleasure says:
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    Should I trade bumgarner for Braun and Tillman in roto scoring keeper league. Is it fair?

  50. Peacecoast says:
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    dear grey,

    I enjoyed the podcast and not hearing about joe ross, carrasco is coming back tomorrow! he is my ace and I need him badly.

    1. Gattis upto 4 starts at C! 1 more and he is C eligible in my CBS league. That will allow me to drop Snorris (copyright peacecoast 2016) and frees up my U spot. Need speed. How is Nunez as a SAGNOFF candidate? also buxton, merrifield and bourn available

    2. karns or shoemaker ros (jk lol)

  51. Jedimasters says:
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    Morning Grey! It seems every week I have a catcher question. My apologies. Please rank these in my 10 team points league. Thank you.

    Castillo
    Wieters
    Vogt
    Swihart (Playing LF and sits less)
    Gomes

    Thank you.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jedimasters: You need a lesson on catchers. Lemme try. Grab the one that’s hitting since they’ll probably all still be available and you can rotate in the next one that starts hitting. Look at their stats for the last few days and their matchups for the next few days. You’re not going to set it and forget it for the rest of the season with any of these guys, so there’s no ROS ranking them. You’re just giving whoever you pick up some run for a little bit. That said, none of these guys are hot schmotatoing right now, so why not give Swihart some run? He’s playing more and in a great lineup.

      • Jedimasters says:
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        @Cram It:

        Hey thanks for the reply Cram. Unfortunately in our points league we have limited waiver moves. So I want to save them for streaming pitchers. But I get where you are coming from. Catchers are just unpredictable and if I could I would stream them. But I can’t.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jedimasters: If I had to set it and forget it, I’d go Welington.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: @Jedimasters: Swihart for sure – Welington is sitting back to back. Not sure what’s going on but he might be in a 50/50 platoon now

  52. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Of the three, which would you be okay with losing:

    Jimmy Nelson, Wisler, Hendricks

  53. Jonathan A says:
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    Upton for Archer

  54. Andy says:
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    I didn’t follow up with my question yesterday and got cold feet. Glad I held onto Valencia but I’m still struggling to decide who to drop to activate Carrasco.

    How would you rank or who would you drop:

    1) Mazara, Valencia, Diaz, (Duvall still on waivers)?
    2) Stroman, McCullers or Pomeranz?
    3) B. McCann, Gattis (1 game away from C eligibility in Yahoo I think)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: 1. Drop Diaz 2. Drop Stroman 3. McCann

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Stroman has been a let down, not to mention having guys in AL East seems like a poor choice. Not sure what I was thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft h2h holds league

    SP- Thor, Yu, Salazar, Matz, Shark, Hammel
    RP- K-Rod, Casilla, Dyson, Gomez, Neris

    FA SPs- Maeda, Kazmir, Smyly, Ian Kennedy

    Any of the FAs below over my pitching staff? I also have Devon Travis I can lose as my bench bat, own Pedroia.

    thanks grey! Thor getting me the hold, love it!

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      toss Ed-Rod into that mix of SPs as well…

  56. Mike says:
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    Archer/Villar for VVelasquez/Franco

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Mike: archer

  57. Hugh says:
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    Carlos Rodon or Matt Wisler, rest of the way?

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Hugh: rodon, you will laugh, you will cry

      • Hugh says:
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        @Peacecoast: Thanks! its been pretty up and down and my other 7 pitchers are fine. So I was debating between dropping Rodon for Wisler or Fulmer. Thanks for the input though

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hugh: Rodon for Wins/K’s, Wisler for ratios.

  58. PHIL says:
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    Need a first basemen..choice is Gutierrez, Reynolds, Mauer, Cron, Turner ?

  59. Tio says:
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    Grey,

    Would you consider Lemahieu an upgrade over Dozier or Starlin in a points league? If so, which would you drop? Castro does have dual eligibility at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Over Dozier

  60. JoeG414 says:
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    Anyone trying Sean Manaea tonight vs the Twins ?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Can’t be any worse than Corbin yesterday ? Worth a stream ?

  61. Pete says:
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    Heyward or JUpton ROS?

    Thanks

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    Many a question today. All from the same league.

    1) I’m thinking about dumping McCann for Gattis. Gattis needs one more start to be catcher eligible, and McCann has been bottled up hot garbage. Do eet?

    2) Aaron Sanchez and/or Jimmy Nelson and/or Carlos Rodon a streamer?

    3) Castellanos or Valencia?

    4) Dumping Segura when Odor rises again? Have Turner in the ole N/A slot, so I’m pretty set at 2nd and Segura kinda sucks right now.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Meh, if you like 2. What? 3) Cast 4. Sure

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: re: streamers – just asking if any one of those guys would be streamers for you in this league. I have Carrasco coming off the DL and I need to drop someone but I also like to have a streamer spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sanchez is a streamer

  63. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I’m considering dropping McCullers for Urias part II. Would you do this? It’s a 10-team H2H with a 7 SP cap. I currently have JoFer, deGrom, Matz, Nola, T. Walker, and Taillon, plus the aforementioned McCullers.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Urias was already snagged so I went with Ed-Rod, whom you seem to prefer to Urias anyway.

        I won’t be surprised to now see Urias get lit and for this to go my way, just because the owner/LM that grabbed Urias is always chasing my drops for naught. (I said naught to invoke that Overlord dude’s wrath. Pretty sure that’s the code.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  64. Five-On-One says:
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    Greetings again. Weekly, 5×5, 12-team league.

    1. I need three of the following terrible options at SP:
    Walker (@TEX SON -$4.4)
    Karns (@TEX -$7.1)
    Rodon (@DET -$18.3)
    2-start Fulmer (@LAA -$1.4, vTOR $3.4)
    Manaea (vMIN $4.6)
    Leaning towards Fulmer, Walker and Karns, despite SON.

    2. Activate Dyson (my 4th closer) instead of third SP in question 1?

    3. A ‘needs’ trade of Burns or Rajai for Story or Valencia, who wins and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Fulmer, Walker and Karns 2. Nah 3. Not close, Story or Val

  65. PED Inc. says:
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    With Yu back in the lineup I need a new DL stache…
    Which one do you like the rest of the season in particular for playoff time?

    Wheeler
    Cobb
    Ryu

  66. Fungazi says:
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    How many of your pre-season fantasy schmohawks are on the DL now? All of em, beelzebub?

    • knucks says:
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      @Fungazi: Incredible. Batting 1.000 @ 5/5.

  67. Jonathan A says:
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    Freeman and Shark for upton, suarez, starlin Castro and Huston street?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jonathan A: That’s pretty lopsided towards the right.

  68. Todd25 says:
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    Astros against another Lefty today @Chase… comon lucky number 5. Do it! Start Gattis at C again, let the hate flow through you.

  69. kisses says:
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    Ketel has been dropped in my league. Should I move on from Starlin and pick up Ketel? Thanks.

    • knucks says:
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      @kisses: I wouldn’t. Starlin has not been darlin. But you’re not really upgrading much with Ketel. Who are you playing at SS until Monday if you do this? Are Starlin/Ketel bench guys for you here?

      • kisses says:
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        @knucks: neither are bench. I swooped on Villar a few weeks ago when he was dropped and he has single-leggedly brought me from the bottom to the top of the standings with steals alone. Bless his legs. I guess I’m hurting most with HRs so keeping Starlin might be better. Thanks.

  70. Matt says:
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    Ed-Rod or Ryu ROS?

  71. Nick Carpentieri says:
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    Springer or Rizzo? Offer is on the table and I’m wavering.

  72. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Where does Desclafani rank for this season with the young up and comers…Taillon, E-Rod, Valasquez? My pitching staff is quite make-shift. I have YU, Salazar, Rodon, Velasquez and E-Rod. Desclafani is a dl stash and Taillon is on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Reds are one of the worst teams in baseball, stadium isn’t good, bullpen is a mess… Division’s better, about only thing over Ed-Rod

  73. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I drop Mazara for JUpton?
    Should I drop Rodon/Gausman for Urias?

    Thanks!

    • Q says:
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      @J:

      1. Nope
      2. Eh, Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Agree w/ Q

  74. Q says:
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    Question:

    Yesterday in comments, you told someone to drop Myers for Gardner. Just wanted to pick your brain as to why. Myers numbers are all better & presumably his upside is higher. Just wondering what you see in peripherals, etc that leads you to that opinion.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Other than average, Gardner is on pace for previous seasons and that’s a top 40 OF… Myers, terrible park, worse lineup, has no track record…Could it go either way? Of course, right

      • Q says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Think I can get that deal done, maybe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Context – 5X5 ESPN, Head to Head, 6 man keeper (Keep whoever for as long as you like).

    Potential deal – My Stanton, Story, Mazara and 1st round pick in next years draft) for his Bogaerts, Arrieta, Cespedes and 15th round pick in next years draft

    I am currently in 1st place. Stanton, Story and Maz all start for me. Cespedes would replace Stanton and at this point I would roll with Billy Hamilton to replace Maz. Anyways, looking for some sage advice from Grey and other fellow razzballers … thanks as always!

  76. Amolnar says:
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    Valencia or Lawire ROS?

  77. Roche11 says:
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    Conforto or Duvall ROS?

    Duvall is avail on wire and I currently own Conforto on my bench

    Other OF’s are Ces, Kemp, Hanley, and Trumbo

  78. Ed says:
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    i need 1 SP, should i pick gerrit cole, mccullers or eduardo rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed: Cole

  79. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H with L as the extra cat. Drop Rodon, McCullers or Odorizzi?

  80. LightBlack says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Yay or nay on these
    Marte for Mazara DeGrom
    Seager for Odor/Hammel.

    Id be dealing either Seager or Marte. Fraizer I already have at third at will move Bour or C.Davis to CI. My in is seimen lawrie villar right now. We have a mi slot. We keep 3 each year. Rounds 1-5;6-10;anything after 10 or FA. Loaded at OF. Springer/Polanco/Marte/C.Davis/Ozuna/K.Davis/Pederson.

    Mazara the next big time hitter? Worth the trade ROS and as a potential third Keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte….Seager

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok. Cool.

        He actually just countered with Franco and Odor for Seager. Are we hoping for a Franco rebound? Just want to see your take.

        Oh on a side note to what Nick was joking about the incognito tab…..last evening i just got done reading yesterdays blog and put the phone down to do some yardwork. My 7 year old daughter decided to pick up my phone and since i was at the end of the blog the boob and sluts article pics were right there.

        So the wife get s home later and we’re eating dinner and my daughter decided to let it be known I was looking pictures of “Naked Chicks”

        All I did was whisper in her ear there goes your college fund as I got up. Of course little does she know momma use to do pinup modeling for mags like deluxe car lol. Gotta love the kiddos lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, nice story, Nick was joking I believe…. I’d go Odor side

          • LightBlack says:
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            @Grey:

            I was joking too…ehhh…ehh..yeah…..soooo Odor side it is then.

            Thanks man appreciatee it lol. Btw you get down to any of the Odd Future stuff?

  81. jojo says:
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    how much FAAB out of $100 should I use on Sano?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams

      • jojo says:
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        @Grey: 10 team league

  82. Dcope says:
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    Hey Hey,

    Top two for ROS? Position doesn’t matter, (League is R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB ,OPS)

    M Kemp
    A Jones
    J Upton
    P Fielder
    J Heyward
    J Ellsbury
    M Brantley
    A Pujols
    M Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dcope: Pujols, Trumbo

  83. Five-On-One says:
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    Please pick 2 for this week only – Fielder, J-Up, Burns and Rajai. Thanks.

  84. JimmyJackJames says:
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    15 team roto, QS instead of W – two deals on the table – which side do you like in each:

    Carrasco/Tomas for Cespedes/McCullers

    and

    Tomas/Perkins for Eickhoff/Cishek

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis….Cishek

  85. ashtray says:
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    Who’s the drop out of E-Rod, Liriano, Roark, or Walker?

    12 team H2H includes QS and L

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  86. Jason says:
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    Technicaly, I think Betts is actually on pace for 153 R and 125 RBI. 115 R and 85 RBI seems more realistic though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Is your calculations based on your personal pace projections?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was being realistic

  87. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper OBP league. Any plyers to drop for Adamss, Holiday or for pitching Guasman and Nelson are available. should i make any upgrades any postion i am lacking. should i drop betances for a closer?

    Starters
    C Matt Wieters C | BAL
    1B Travis Shaw 1B,3B | BOS
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF
    U Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL

    Bench
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    2B Starlin Castro 2B,SS | NYY
    OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
    OF Adam Duvall OF | CIN
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX

    Starting Pitchers

    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Tanner Roark RP,SP | WAS
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Dellin Betances RP | NYY
    RP Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS

    Bench
    SP Jake Odorizzi SP | TB
    SP Jameson Taillon SP | PIT
    SP Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely go Nelson over Odorizzi

  88. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Who do you like better ROS B. Lawrie or D. LeMahieu? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  89. Rich says:
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    Pick 2 of Swihart, Tommy Joseph, Nick Hundley, Jason Castro or Salty ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  90. dem ribbies says:
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    Jon Gray is an obvious drop over Liriano, ya?

    Have to make room for Urias in a keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  91. Grrrrrrrrrey!

    Can you please rank these closers for ROS?

    AJ Ramos, Luke Gregerson, Jeanmar Gomez, Arodys Vizcaino?

    Much thanks! (the Thor blurb made me LOL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking looks fine

  92. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    Just looking for a little advice from a mustachioed man who I trust.

    Who is a better DL stash to improve my SP staff, A. Cobb or Ryu?

    I am having droppers-remorse about kicking Smyly to the curb this morning. Now, I’ve got F’ing Joe Ross and Tomlin on my staff and I don’t think either one is as talented as the emoticon. Ugh.

    That second one was a comment more than a question.

    Love yas!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu love yas!

  93. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Wednesday!

    But sadly, it’s Drop Day

    12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP and QS)

    1B- C.Davis
    2B- Schoop
    3B- Longo
    SS- Seager
    OF- Harper / Marte / K. Davis
    Util- Villar / Pujols
    Bench- Shaw / Duvall

    SP- Archer / Carrasco / Salazar / Matz / Pom / Eo/ Velasquez / Shoe / Kaz
    RP- Allen / Ramos / Gomez / Dyson

    1) Need to activate Carrasco. Who’s the drop?

    2) If I finally decide to conform and roster a catcher, who’s the 2nd drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Eo 2) Duvall

  94. Cram It says:
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    3 Alex Cobb stash questions? I’m having Brandon Beachy flashbacks. He’s not going to help you, people!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People are dropping Smyly, but are interesting in stashing Cobb, oy

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Kids these days. No perspective.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  95. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Cishek for his Jaime Garcia in a 6×6 roto with QS? My pitching needs help and I’m leading in saves. Not sure I believe in Garcia tho…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, you should do better though

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey:

        You like Pomeranz better? It’s a keeper league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Pom better

  96. ScreechOwl says:
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    Well this one really blows
    To the DL he now goes
    It’s baseball attrition
    He’s out of commission
    And when it rains it Sanos
    So off to scout my bench
    This guys a real mensch
    I’ll call upon Pederson
    Time for Joc Fever, son!
    I’ll turn to him in a pinch
    And Ryu had a setback again
    I’m glad that I do not depend
    On having him back, so
    I’ll trade for Carrasco
    I’ve got seven starters again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  97. JoeyB says:
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    Realmuto or Grandal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  98. gangreen says:
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    Whi should I start today pujols vs fulmer or matt adams vs zack davies. I like both and could start both o sit corey seager again vs hendicks, but yesterday I sat him and he hit his 9th homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  99. jojo says:
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    How much FAAB out of $100 to use on Sano in a 10 teamer roto?

    thanks again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  100. SPAPS2 says:
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    12 team mixed league, are descalfani or severino worth stashing? Cant believe the yanks will continue to let pindea get shelled, even though severino wasnt much better this year. Can sevy get back to last years form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…DeSclafani

  101. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Since this rap talk has been going on Grey, let me say that I can’t believe I’ve slept on Elzhi this long. His newest one is good, which made me download “Elmatic”, which is incredibly amazing. I’m going to have to get all his music in reverse order now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know Elzhi at all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Wow, okay, listening right now

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Enjoy, let me know what you think.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, this shouldn’t work at all, but works so well

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I think I saw someone commented on the video and was right….you shouldn’t be allowed to redo Illmatic, but he does…and he kills it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Right!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Thanks!

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: I’m going to check this all out Ralph. Been struggling finding solid hip-hop recently….I’ll gladly go back years to get caught up on Elzhi.

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: I saw that Havoc and Alchemist, but wasn’t sure how it would be. Meth spittin Hot Nickels.

                    I heard Fabio Musta before, don’t know when or why but def have.

                    I keep forgetting about the new J-Zone, you listen yet? Peter Pan Syndrome was fresh.

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’ve loved J-Zone forever! Old Maid Billionaires was my shit!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

  102. Jonathan A says:
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    Would you pitch Matt Boyd vs Yankees this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  103. DickeyT says:
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    Kluber Smyly Liriano Gausman CMart have been killing my era. Thankfully I have Sale. Should I stand pat and wait for them to come around or make a move and drop 2 for Velazquez and Leake. By the by theres no bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly and Gausman

      • DickeyT says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey.

  104. Matt says:
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    Do you like any of these as a streamer this week, and would you consider keeping any longer term?
    Eovaldi @Bal
    Sabathia @Bal
    McHugh v Oak
    Eickhoff v Mil
    Gausman v NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream:

      McHugh v Oak
      Eickhoff v Mil
      Gausman v NYY

      Longer term depends on other factors

  105. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league, I have Carrasco coming back and have no idea who to drop to activate him. Here are my choices (assume hitting and pitching are of equal strength):

    D. Span
    K. Calhoun
    G. Parra
    L. McCullers
    R. Hill
    C. Rodon
    J. Tailon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  106. Jon says:
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    Should I drop Karns, Eovaldi, or Nelson to activate Carrasco tomorrow? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eo

  107. gangreen says:
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    I love me team in my keeper league. 16 teams season long points league.
    Mookie ,duval, bogaarts, k seager,c seager,russel, pujols, drury,matt adams , dickerson, delino, wil myers and matt adams, oh darnaud and herman at catcher.
    My pitching is arrieata ,Thor, rich hill, lackey, rodon,nate karns, britton ,papelbon, ziegler.
    Im sure by seeing this you already know im in first.
    In almost every catagory. I havea question. Its a little early but who do I not keep next season. I have c seager 5$, boagarts 9$, arrieatta is contracted already for 3 yrs 20$,thor 10$, schwarber 5$, and mookie betts 52$ . Trout went for 86$ so if I dont keep mookie he ill be about 86$. Or I can keep him for 2 more years at just 1$ extra per year. Then id drop him or sign him at 5$ per year.I really didnt want to drop schwarber at 5$. But I could trade boagarts for something this yr nd win it all. But then id lose him at 9$ . I probrably shouldnt eep mookie even though he will go for 86$ I mean encarnacion went for like 60$.its because all the good players are kept so theres only so much money to spend on so little players. Contracts tap into your budget. I might even keep duval.lol.no not really he is the next just dong though. Or jaybruce but better

  108. JoeyB says:
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    Rodon, Ross, Urias, Ed-Rod, Tail.
    Pick three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Ross, Urias

  109. Gus Pike says:
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    Urias and J Upton both on waivers in my league. I have the #1 waiver claim. My pitching keeps stinking things up (despite Salazar, Walker and Matz, I’ve had a bunch of others lay eggs) so Urias is tempting, but I am assuming that Upton is the claim and instead hope Taillon (who I am holding) is better than Urias…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Upton

  110. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    I just got offered Mazara and Hosmer and I give up Cespedes and Starling Marte. I am thinking about accepting it. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Is Marte for hosmer fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            am i losing the deal by giving up Marte

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Yes! C’mon man.

  111. Zeus says:
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    Don’t know if you listen to stern but he recounts being on vacation and seeing the mets Dodgers game on tv and how he couldn’t believe a guy was named Kike. Good stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  112. Ace of Spades says:
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    Tommorrow Carlos Carrasco returns to my rotation….I have to drop someone to make room…Which one of these should I send back into the free agent pool?

    M Pineda, M Shoemaker, Y Ventura, A Conley, J Nicasio, Tropeano

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Pineda

  113. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Hammel for Colomne which side? I need saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  114. Tony says:
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    Do you think Kinsler keeps playing at such a high level?

    His owner keeps trying to get Arenado from me, it’s gonna take more than just Kinsler of course.

    • Scott says:
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      @Tony: Nothing is worth Arenado. He’s only going to get better as it gets warmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s like a position player pitching

      • @Grey: Yes. Nice line! See the 50 mph eephus and high 90s heater? Nothing like a 45 mph differential…take that Chris Denorfia, and tell your WPGA partner, to chip that…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  115. Rice says:
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    Drop Smyly, Karns, or both

    for

    Shoemaker
    Rodon
    Roark
    E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe, Roark

  116. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s up? More SNAFU at the SNAFU factory in Farchana, USA! Sorry for the l8 entry. I’m either slow or a retard!

    a. Say hi to Gray Grey for me.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 1)

    Horatio: Valerie? I understand it’s official.
    Valerie: The conviction’s been overturned.
    Horatio: Brian Lexington is innocent?
    Valerie: As of right now,he’s a free man.
    Horatio: Okay,well,I need to know if he didn’t rape you,then (queue the sunglasses) who did?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice!

  117. Nico says:
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    Greyyyyy! What is dead may never die! I have a quandry… Starlin Castro is largely boring, and slumping. 2B RoS Castro, Walker, Utley, Russell, Ramirez… All available on the wire.. Looking for a a little speed, runs, mediocre power/rbi numbers don’t hurt. OBP league BTW. I lean Ramirez bc of his position versatility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  118. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, was offered Villar/J McGee/2017-3rd round pick for Kenley Jansen. Which side? Will Villar & McGee last? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  119. Steve says:
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    Have to lose one to activate Carraaco tomorrow, Bradley or Severino? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

    • William Hung says:
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      @Steve: Isn’t Severino in AAA?

      • Steve says:
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        @William Hung: yeah, would be a hold/stash for when he figures it out.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Steve: depending on your league depth, he isn’t worth a stash since you can’t DL him.

  120. ashtray says:
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    Completely shocked to hear Byrd has been suspended again. Most guys peak in their late 30s… right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  121. Luke says:
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    Why does Dozier suck?

    Thank you.

  122. Matt says:
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    Bollsinger gets a 2 start week next week with a home start vs Colorado & an away start at San Fran. Is he worth the roster spot / headache?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headache

  123. ryanoger says:
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    Ed-Rod or Urias?

    thank you kindly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  124. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Best three options going forward; Pom, Valasquez, Rodon, Walker … forced to drop one! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Velasquez

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Gotcha thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. William Hung says:
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    With Welington Castillo having a terrible May with little to no counting stats – I started looking at other alternatives – one name that intrigues me is Blake Swihart. Will he be playing close to everyday? Considering just about every catcher is playing only 4-5 times per week, is Swihart a sleeper to keep an eye on? Will he be sent down to AAA once Brock Holt is back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try him

  126. Lando87 says:
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    Trade Pujols for Trumbo? You’ve been saying sell Trumbo so I’m wary to pull trigger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  127. Brian says:
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    You starting joe kelly @ bal today? 6×6 with QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  128. Scott says:
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    Lindor for Justin Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  129. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. Krod just announced that he had the Zika virus in the off season. Now his early season struggles make sense.
    2. Did you watch any Bloodline?

    • @Teddy Heater: Yet another reason for him not to have another kid…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, what?! I watched first three episodes, I love the slow burn

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey:
        1. Crazy they don’t have to disclose stuff like that.

        2. We burned through all of them by Monday night. I usually like to space it out, but with Monday off I couldn’t resist.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Please no spoilers…

          How’d the BBQ go? Still waiting on my invite…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: 2. No, now I know you don’t watch the trailers I won’t say anything.

            2. You had an invite. That’s why I asked when you were leaving for the desert cause we were finalized the menu and I was going shopping for portions.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, just teasing… Was it fun?

  130. jon says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need 4 drops in 12-team, 5×5, h2h (but with deep benches and daily moves so 100 SP owned):

    Travis, Fielder, Duvall, Shaw, Pineda, E-Rod, Fulmer, Duffey

    FWIW in the trade necessitating these drops Im getting Encarnacion, C. Santana, Keuchel, Dickerson

    • jon says:
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      @jon: Related: I have Odor coming back Saturday and no MI spot in this lg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder, Pineda, Duffey, I’d wait to see what Fulmer does tonight

  131. Scott says:
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    Streaming Manaea in some of my desperation leagues today.

  132. Don Majikowski says:
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    Guess on when Taillon is called up?

    AJ Reed? White has been awful lately

    • knucks says:
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      @Don Majikowski: Best guess has been June 15th lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mid June

  133. Rice says:
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    Felix to the DL and Paxton called up.

    Would you drop Shoemaker for Paxton?

    • knucks says:
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      @Rice: Not yet, lets wait until Paxton looks decent. At least we have string of Shoe starts to believe in. That said, if Shoe looks like shizz tonight and Paxton looks decent, then yea go for it! Keep in mind Paxton @SD tonight, so don’t get too crazy over the guy if he has a QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  134. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In my H2H redraft league, I was offered Mad Max for Salazar, Quintana, and Obudel (awesome but typically my 1 bench bat, in favor of a Trout/Bryant/Springer OF). I’m looking for SPs who will be there for me in my H2H playoffs – I have a cushy grasp on 1st (and the first round bye), so I’m OK with short term rough patches.

    1. Which side do you like? Seems like too much for Max, esp the Salazar part…

    2. What about Max v. Quintana, Obudel, and one of Pomeranz or Hill? Since Pom and Hill prob don’t make it to H2H playoffs, I don’t mind losing them.

    3. Max v. Taijuan Walker, Obudel, one of Pomeranz or Hill?

    3. Finally, what about Max v. Pomeranz, Hill, and Obudel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – Scherzer in all scenarios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Too much if you can get 2 or 3

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Going for 2 or 3 first. I feel like I can get him there w/o giving up Salazar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Had to go with version 1 of this, but was able to squeak out one of Rondon or Jansen as a “throw in” (in addition to Max), so I’ll take it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  135. Reid says:
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    Would you drop Liriano for Paxton, now that’s he’s been called up?

  136. omar says:
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    Drop Erasmo, Blake Snell, or Danny Duffy for Paxton? AL Only Roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call though

  137. Mookie Dookie says:
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    Would you trade Ozuna and Liriano for Kluber? 14tm H2H
    Drop Bour for AJ Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. DeGrom says:
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    Can I buy some run support?!?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes please

  139. jon says:
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    Anyone here above streaming class in a 12-team , 5×5 h2h league with 100+ SP owned? (Deep benches, people stream off them for counting stats. 2-start SPs important and such):

    Corbin, Conley, Pineda, E-Rod, Fulmer, S. Wright, Kazmir, J. Gray

    Gimme a top-4 and let me know if any should be held or all streamed? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod, Kaz, Gray, Wright

  140. ragingson says:
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    Carrasco coming back, who should I drop?
    Gausman, Tillman, VV, Grichuk, Travis or Castro
    12t redraft h2h R HR RBI SB AVG OBP W SV K ERA WHIP K/BB

    I’m leaning Gausman..

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  141. Dirty it's says:
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    Starting Moore @ twins
    Manea vs twins?

    Ranked 30th vs lefties also have least games vs lefties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  142. Moscowitz says:
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    Buxton or Morales ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges…Buxton

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I have Morales as utility without a bench bat. I just need the one who causes less damage overall.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Morales then

  143. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I need help 6×6 roto league with holds and ops as the extra categories. Daily league so having relievers on off days is good.

    My current staff is: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Joe Ross, Smyly, Taillon, McCullers, Rodon, Colome, Dyson, Rondon, Will Harris.

    I am thinking of picking up Rivero in Washington for holds. Would you cut any of my starters, and if so who, for Rivero in Washington or would you hold off on doing anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: anything make you turns so much on smyly? Jb had him ranked top 20 last week now everyone is turning on him

  144. Kevin says:
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    kluber/Colomne for Matz/Hammel which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  145. Kevin says:
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    Also, Beef Wellington or Russell Martin? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  146. smegma says:
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    Offer Hammel for Carrasco? Is that close?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @smegma: You gotta be kidding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  147. JoeG414 says:
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    Gregory Polanco was scratched from the Pirates’ lineup Wednesday due to left foot discomfort.

    • Kevin says:
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      @JoeG414: Facing a lefty tonight. I’m hoping its minor and using the lefty as an excuse to rest it

    • knucks says:
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      @JoeG414: Update… Polanco scratched with left foot discomfort after getting it lodged up Clint Hurdle’s ass.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh sounds minor

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Brocktune with a sore left foot. Who does this guy think he is, Christy Brown? Run with your right foot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: fingers crossed

  148. The Black Adder says:
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    Hey Grey, time to drop Dozier? I can drop him and add Profar, and I really want Profar. I want to do it, but I’m a scaredy cat. Do it? Do it? Do it?

    My other potential drop is Liriano, but I feel like he can add something that Dozier might not.

    • Kevin says:
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      @The Black Adder: At best Profar turns into a platoon player come saturday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar is about to become a bench bat

  149. alps88 says:
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    Grey
    2 questions
    1-With King Felix on the DL
    who is the best option
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Collin McHugh
    Jon Gray
    CC Sabathia
    2- Whoever is left would you pick up and drop Fulmer
    I know he pitches tonight
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play matchups… Gray

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Interesting thought with Gray over Ed-Rod

  150. a bag of sand says:
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    arenado & salazar
    or
    seager & thor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  151. Jon A says:
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    Would you own Corbin or Shelby Miller as a back end starter/spot starter?
    If so which one? both are on waivers.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon A: Leave em there unless this is a ridiculously deep league

  152. Clive says:
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    10 team H2H – Need a 3B

    Trade Maeda for Franco? (Would still have Stras, Cole, Salazar, Walker, Urias, Taillon)

    Or keep Maeda and grab someone like Nunez off waivers?

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Clive: Franco

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: He is not in the lineup tonight though, so make sure he’s healthy first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. Scott says:
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    I think the buy low window on DeGrom has shut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thankfully

  154. Dirty it's says:
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    Lol erod. High whip and al east. Please everyone pick him and start him vs blue jays on Sunday !!!!
    Please

  155. Great White North says:
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    Will Archer pull a Harvey and find his slider today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please

  156. Chucky says:
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    12 T Dynasty forever, Baez or Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  157. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: More saves this season: Doolittle or Will Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  158. Snyders of hanover says:
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    Yo G

    I am in a keeper league( 12 team). You have to keep 5 players each year , with 1 being an SP.

    I do not have a good keeper SP but have plenty of ammo to trade for one. Who do you think is on the verge of becoming that next Stud elite SP.

      • Snyders of hanover says:
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        @knucks:

        I wish… With his monster season right now guy will never trade him. Thanks for the idea though!

        • knucks says:
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          @Snyders of hanover: Matz, Nola, Velasquez, Salazar, Taijuan, Gausman, Rodon, Snell, Taillon, Glasnow, Giolito, Joe Ross, Todd Coffey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  159. CMUTimmah says:
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    Per mlbtraderumors:

    The breakout performance of Aledmys Diaz has the Cardinals looking for ways to adapt the rest of the roster to a new full-time shortstop, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. St. Louis has had discussions with both Jhonny Peralta and Matt Carpenter about occupying more versatile roles — something in the mold of, but less dramatic than, Ben Zobrist’s old position-less situation with the Rays. Both Peralta and Carpenter have played multiple positions in the majors already, but it seems that the variety and day-to-day volatility may increase somewhat. Meanwhile, GM John Mozeliak said that he has high expectations for Diaz. “[G]iven what you’re seeing out of Diaz at his age [25], you really need to see him develop at shortstop,” said the veteran executive. “When you look at what he’s been able to do, seeing him hold that spot for the next five or six years is reasonable to think.”

    THIS MAKES ME HAPPY IN THE PANTS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy pants!

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @CMUTimmah: the gist of this reported here about 4 days ago, per STL’s paper (often just a cardinals owned rag)

  160. Another Dan says:
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    Gattis at C again, tonight. That’s his 5th start.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Another Dan: heck yeah – see ya McCann!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    What are your thoughts on Sonny after a stint on the Disgraceful List?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a flyer, 3.75 ERA pitcher with 7.5 K/9

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: nice. Just canned Boxberger out of my DL (luckily I hadn’t activated him yet) and stached Sonny.

  162. George says:
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    Attempting to buy low on Stanton. Would you part with Belt, Matz, and Peralta for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  163. dem ribbies says:
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    Good lord. What to do with Abreu? sell low? bench and pray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is miserable, right? Pray

  164. web says:
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    Need to clear roster space…Safe to drop Castellanos? I have been starting Valencia over Castellanos at 3rd, do you feel confident Valencia out performs Nick Ros? Castellanos seems to have come back to earth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. dem ribbies says:
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    Abreu – Segura for Cain – Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, good luck

  166. Joe Cool says:
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    Most droppable: Smyly, Gausman, or Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  167. Chris says:
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    Omg how do you keep up with all this lol! 14 team league h2h roto have an abundance of pitching need depth for hitting. Drop Robbie Ray or fiers for Lind? Would you touch Tyler white right now or leave him alone? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget White… I’d look at Ray and Fiers next matchups, then lose the worse of the two… Likely Fiers

  168. gangreen says:
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    Wil myers for paxton or drury batting lastin the lineup still attractive though vs fiers. Who should I start today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: thanxs I am starting myers, but I know since Iasked yiu drury wil hit a grand salami tonite just because. Its kinda like the thing with avisail.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, sorry

  169. Tank1 says:
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    Would you deal either Odor or Lindor plus Ross for Scherzer and a closer? Scherzer cannot be kept and would be giving up long term value with either Lindor or Odor. I have Schoop and Villar currently as backups. If you would make this deal for either, who would you offer first? Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Odor first

  170. LightBlack says:
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    Prayer circle for Polanco. Man, hope its just some toe jam that got enrusted and is rubbing up hard between his sock and toe nail.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ugh

  171. California Bob says:
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    Paxton Shoey or McHugh? What order for Wood replacement Grey? Thanks in advance!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, but I’d like to see what the first two do tonight

  172. Chester says:
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    Which 2 of the group are you most confident in for the rest of season:

    McCullers, EdRod, Urias, Keuchel, Maeda, JRoss (I won’t tell JB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers Ross

      • Chester says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thank you.

        Do you think shipping Urias, Beltre, and Jose Ramirez for Taijuan Walker and Seager is a good/fair deal? Then can pick up McCullers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What Seager?

          • Chester says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: Kyle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Seager

  173. Steve says:
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    Manaea or Bradley in a keeper?

    Thanks señor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  174. bing says:
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    Brett Gardner, Cameron maybin, grichuk, Matt Holliday, schoop, Pearce… Gerardo parra is there too..

    Which ones do you like as a bench bat? No specific needs just a healthy all around contributor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  175. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Every year Lind seems to get insanely hot for a stretch. Looking back over the last few years it’s been the end of May and into June. No coincidence this year it’s happening again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  176. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Starting Carrasco in his first game back tomorrow vs Kansas City?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  177. JP says:
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    Grey-6×6 roto I have a dl spot and slim pickens. Any interest in Tex, Wright or Plouffe> All old and ugly better off to leave the spot open?

    • JP says:
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      @JP: Grey also have a dl pitching spot i know how you feel about al east but do you like Eovaldi or Gaus?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gaus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

  178. Clive says:
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    Thoughts on Cobb? Worth a stash on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  179. The Black Adder says:
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    I don’t agree with you about Profar. I am fairly certain from what I’ve been hearing and reading today that Profar is here to stay and they want him playing.

    Regardless, would you at least say that Liriano and/or Dozier are safely droppable?

    • The Black Adder says:
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      @The Black Adder: What about Justin Upton?

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @The Black Adder: I won’t drop Upton, but he’s cruisin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  180. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Anything you see in smyly that is making you so open to cutting him? Jb had him top 20 last week now everyone wants to cut him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Getting clobbered in games

      • Chester says:
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        @Grey: But those are just results!

  181. The Black Adder says:
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    I don’t agree with you about Profar. I am fairly certain from what I’ve been hearing and reading today that Profar is here to stay and they want him playing.

    Regardless, would you at least say that Liriano and/or Dozier are safely droppable?

  182. Cubbie Blue says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly mixed points league -1 for a strike out. Gattis now has 4 games at catcher and will gain eligibility at catcher at 15 games so he has 11 left. How soon would you stash him? how many games would you guess till he gets another 11 games? 40 games? so about 2 months. Wait a month before we should start stashing him?? thx for your help Grey

    • Cubbie Blue says:
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      @Cubbie Blue: Since coming back from the minors he plays at catcher every 5.75 games so on pace for 63 games or so before he’s eligible. Do you think this speeds up at all? at this point by week 18 or 19 in a 20 week season before you could use him at catcher. I guess just in time for the playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About a month

  183. PB&J says:
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    You like Cron or Bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

      • PB&J says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. You are the cat’s pajamas.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  184. muskysmell says:
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    in the immortal words of Mugatu….Mookie…”he’s so hot right now”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  185. BrewerFan says:
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    Is Liriano a good ‘Buy Low’ or not worth anything right now and a total ‘avoid’? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it

  186. muskysmell says:
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    MOOKIE MOOKIE MOOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 HOMERUNS IN 7 AT BATS!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap!

    • Knucks says:
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      @muskysmell: I’ve caught two of the 7 at bats. The line out and the groundout from last night. Just tuned in to the game. I should maybe turn this off though, shouldn’t I?

      Grey is there a rule against being the lede two days in a row? Though the caged Byrd is likely a better bet for tomorrow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Byrd is a non factor for fantasy, he won’t be the lede

        • Knucks says:
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          @Grey: Not trying to xnij anything… But it could end be a pitcher that was traded for Cespedes at the deadline last year! I’m sure your watching.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What a jinxer!

  187. Dirty it's says:
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    Starting Moore tomorrow @twins???
    Or waiting for guerra @phillies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

  188. Ashtray says:
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    Add will Smith and drop Andrew Miller?

    12 team h2h

    Other pitchers are:

    Price
    Carraaco
    Nola
    Walker
    Maya
    Miriam
    Pearl

    Dyson
    Colonel
    Jepsen
    Abad
    Miller

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Ashtray: autocorrect butchered it. Those last 3 SP are mats, liriano, and roark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holds league?

      • Ashtray says:
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        @Grey: No. Extra pitcher cats are QS and L

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then sure Smith

  189. The Great Knoche says:
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    Just cause I am never giving up. Jedd Gyorko has 6 HR in only 100 ABs and his splits look good. He could be a .250 30 HR 2B for most teams…Why did they have to trade him to the only team with platoons at every position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t platoon every position just the ones that they should

  190. Mike says:
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    14 team keeper league.

    My Trea Turner for his Addison Russell and Mccullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  191. MOOKIE MADNESS!!!!!!

    ~tomorrow’s headlines, today.

    Talk about making up for lost time. Last two games have been a pretty good month for Mookie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t been bad otherwise either

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: lost time?

      • @Grey: no, he’s filled up the stat sheet with a bit of everything, but he’s also been unlucky a lot, and he started the season pretty quietly.

        But you’re right, he was on pace for ~20/20….he looks like he could be more like 30/30 though.

        Having him & springer and feeling like they’re both due for a crazy 4-5 week stretch is a nice feeling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wouldn’t say due, they’re in it, Lucky Dog

  192. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    12 teamer h2h with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added, and losses for pitchers.
    C swihart
    1B au rizz
    2B walker
    SS segura
    3B todd father
    OF duvall/hanram/mookie
    util ortiz/villar
    BN upton/walker/lawrie
    NA turner
    DL hundley
    SP walker/nola/salazar/shoemaker/smyly/both duffmen/wisler/gausman/chen/porcello
    RP allen/osuna/casilla/dyson

    drop who to activate carrasco for tomorrow? since villar also has 3B i don’t need lawrie’s 2B/3B and he only plays on short days. it’s also fairly likely he won’t be added if i drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EDIT: Sure, Lawrie

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: “EDIT” if there was another response it isn’t showing up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I removed the other response, edited it out in case you saw it and you were like, “Wait, what happened to the other response?”

          • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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            @Grey: what was other response, since i’ll likely stream that spot if it’s a pitcher. if duffey’s hit hard a 3rd time in a row it’s probably him, although wisler’s complete inability to not only get no wins, but constant losses (albeit not his fault) is likely reason i had to been able to drop him and stream him for 3 starts in a row. i have enough high ERA (lately) SP that i’m happy to have somebody with good ratios and decent K’s though. yordano had recently been dropped here after owning him all year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Duffey was the first response, but I read further and saw you didn’t need Lawrie

  193. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Is the Boston pitcher’s last name pronounced Buckles or Buck Holes? Because one sounds like a good name for yellow lab, and the other sounds like the name of a porn star.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: said buch holes, spelled buchholez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the porn star

  194. Scott Levine says:
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    14 team dynasty league. Choose a side

    Side A: Victor Robles, Brent Honeywell, Austin Meadows
    Side B: Scherzer, Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  195. rick says:
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    which side, my harrison colome eaton or grichuk archer lawrie

    i have dyson, allen and rodney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • Rick says:
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        @Grey: you’re the man!

        Can you rank grichuk lawrie conforto ros?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Conforto, Grichuk

          • Rick says:
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            @Grey: lawrie last?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  196. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Brocktune is available to pinch hit according to the Marlins broadcasters. Lowercase yay.

    • Knucks says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: great reporting, thank you. Tweeter has been useless.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Knucks: No prob. BTW, your comment yesterday was about having to rosterbate after each at bat was classic! Take a bow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brocktune!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yes! Way to get the word out about the nickname!

  197. Joe says:
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    Archer or Hamels ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  198. Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    don’t look too hard but cargo 2 giving some value for those of us in 20 teamers that added him and have to start him (or i guess pedro is also having a good day in that league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  199. aki says:
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    In ops league, welington castillo or gattis ROS at C, thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  200. Jordy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side comes out on top?

    Trevor Story/Maikel Franco or Lindor/Jimmy Nelson?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • Jordy says:
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        Ok. But between Lindor and Story you take Lindor ROS right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  201. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i miss ron pompei. weekly roto, martin or gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too….Gattis

  202. I am the Walrus says:
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    Niese of Fister ROS/

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @I am the Walrus: fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: ah the old making the dichotomy a false one gambit, didn’t think of that. if he’s that desperate though at least fister’s playing time is more sure.

  203. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Brian McCan or Wilson Ramos

    McCan has sucked for a while and Ramos has been lights out. I’m confused.

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Chris: seriously, ramos has kicked ass all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  204. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    An amazing admission from Pirates prospect Glasnow…he can’t and doesn’t like to pitch from the wind up. He hasn’t for a couple years now. He says that’s why he walks guys. Relievers usually pitch from the stretch to their collective effectiveness. But starters with no one on are expected to use the wind up. This kid is saying he prefers the stretch to be less wild. You just know pitching coaches are refusing to accommodate him. Too bad. http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160601&content_id=181522986&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

    • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: i don’t understand why ALL pitchers don’t go from stretch all the time. it would get rid of guys not being good with runners on base. they should be taught that since they are young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse:

      The Wikipedia’s say there isn’t much difference in velocity between the stretch and the wind up – but that the stretch is easier on the arm…the wikipedias…

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Hieronymous Lohse: so it’s both better for arm AND much better for holding runners? can anybody figure out WHY this isn’t the default position taught to ALL pitchers?

  205. Derrick says:
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    Justin Upton for Danny Salazar.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  206. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    OPS league where I’ve bene hit with OF injuries. FraGu or Jarrett Parker (who should see AB with Pence gone)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  207. regan says:
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    Archer or a rotting dog carcass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  208. Rusty says:
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    Taillon or Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: thank you! I need to choose 2 out of these 3 Fulmer, Liriano and E Rod.

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: fulmer or shoe…? Didn’t get to watch much of the game, but saw 10 hits no walks for shoe? Sounds like he was living on the edge a bit all night? I jinxed the shizz outta fulmer. Sent out several texts, sorry present fulmer owners/streamers.

        Looks like shoe’s next matchups are @NYY… then vs. CLE the following week.

        fulmer’s next two are vs. TOR then @NYY

  209. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Alex Bregman up in next few weeks? Worth a stash in dynasty, would dump Semien

    Thanks

    • Knucks says:
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      @Chad Donaldson: yea in dynasty I would grab him over semien. Could have a big impact next year. But he shouldn’t be available in a dynasty

  210. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Liriano or Ed rod?

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody crazy desperate enough to have streamed/grabbed paxton? hahaha. i’m sure JB did somewhere.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Grey: @goodfold2:

      Paxton is to JB like
      Dom Brown is to Tehol

  212. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I am at a loss with my pitching staff – it currently stands as –

    Chris Archer, Gerritt Cole, Taijuan Walker, Danny Salazar, Kyle Hendricks, Cody Allen, Fernando Rodney, Alex Colome, Will Smith, Eduardo Rodriguez, Julio Urias

    I was debating between Rodriguez and Fulmer last night and guessed wrong… I’m definitely picking up Fulmer if I can, for his next start and maybe beyond.

    I don’t know what to do anymore – every pitcher I pick up and stream seems to forget how to pitch. I can’t believe that my top 2 pitchers (Archer and Cole) are garbage compared to expectations. I mean Aaron Nola is more valuable than these 2 chumps.

    So how do I come out of this? How many sheep do I need to sacrifice to the Fantasy Baseball Gods?

    /end rant

  213. Slimbo says:
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    Giving up cutch to get lindor and moncada in a keep forever dyno?

  214. Make baseball great again says:
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    What caliber pitcher should Corey Seager net in a trade in a h2h dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ace, Strasburg

      • Make baseball great again says:
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        @Make baseball great again: @Grey: Apologies for the duplicate post. It wasn’t showing up last night for some reason. Thanks Grey

  215. Johnc says:
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    Do I drop Park for LoMo or be patient?

  216. Make baseball great again says:
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    What caliber pitcher should Corey Seager net in a trade in a h2h dynasty league?

  217. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    with this roster in OPS, hits, total bases, K’s added 16 team h2h, do i have enough steals/runs to drop eaton for saunders?
    C swihart
    1B rizzo
    2B schoop
    SS bogey
    3B carpenter
    CI carter
    MI miller
    LF k.davis
    CF revere
    RF stanton
    OF braun
    Util r-zimm
    BN suarez/hundley/eaton
    DL pollock

  218. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    10 team AL only with QS over wins. gotta drop somebody for carrasco.
    shoemaker/duffy/porcello/pineda/bauer/kennedy/hill/andriese

    hard to believe this might be pineda, but it might be. looks as if bauer’s keeping his job over clevinger.

  219. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    I need some help managing my team now that my trade for Stanton went through this AM! I gave up Scherzer for Stanton so now I’ve got a slight roster crunch and I have two bench bats (Odor and Upton) which makes streaming more difficult. Team looks likes this now:

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Panik
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, Stanton, J.D. Martinez
    (1) UT: Polanco
    Bench: (J. Upton, Odor)

    (4) SP: Salazar, Harvey, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: Osuna, Jeffress, Betances
    Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Shoemaker)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    1) Number one, if I’m gonna start Carrasco today then someone has to get dropped? Who is it? Do I just cut Panik now and got without a 2nd basemen today since Odor should be back in a day or two? Or drop a pitcher?
    2) Who do I drop for streaming now? I’m up by 30 points and my opponent has at least 7 starts left so I wanna make sure I can keep up. Thought I’d drop Shoemaker but you’re saying he’s worth holding? However his next start looks like it’s @NYA (-6.0)..

    a) Start Carrasco AND stream Chen or Miley today? Or just Carrasco?
    Carrasco vs. KC (24.8)
    Miley @SD (4.0)
    Chen vs. PIT (1.2)

    b) Start one or both of these guys tomorrow?
    Salazar vs. KC (20.4)
    Walker @TEX (-4.4)

    c) Start Hill AND one of Guerra OR McHugh on Sat.?
    Guerra @PHI (17.5)
    McHugh vs. OAK (4.9)
    Hill @HOU (3.3)

    d) Start McCullers, Harvey AND one of the other streams or just McCullers and which streamer?
    Kazmir vs. ATL (21.9)
    J. Gray @SD (19.6)
    McCullers vs. OAK (8.4)
    Tomlin vs. KC (7.7)
    Gausman vs. NYA (4.6)
    Harvey @MIA (2.0)

    Sorry for the length but thanks in advance!

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