It feels like only yesterday J.D. Martinez injured himself, and it was yesterday if you were roofied.  In his place, Steven Moya is filling in admirably.  Yesterday, he went Yardo Montalban as he Tattooed the ball two times.  Da plane, da plane…is flying right next to Moya’s homers!  My dear guests!  I am Mr. Albright, your host.  Welcome… to Fantasy Baseball!  Smiles, everyone, smiles!  No, seriously, smile, you paid a lot of money for those caps.  Moya now has three homers in his last three games, and if baseball is a game of inches, Moya’s got a lot of ’em.  79 inches to be exact.  Not saying he’s John Holmes, he’s six-seven and looks like an easy 35-homer hitter.  I watched him hit a ball the other way and he was like, “Yeah, okay, I guess I’ll hit this one out.”  He looks like the kind of guy that could twelve homers in a month.  If you’re power-starved, or just bored and wanna pick up a new player, I’d grab Moya.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Wade LeBlanc – Signed by the M’s and will start on Friday in place of Taijuan.  If the M’s would’ve also signed a monkey to play third, LeBlanc’s signing would’ve been hilarious.

Tom Wilhelmsen – Signed with the M’s.  Well, they had all of these old Wilhelmsen jerseys just lying around, so why not?

Hisashi Iwakuma – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.45.  Serious question, when the Dodgers backed out of the Iwakuma deal this winter due to a physical, why did the Mariners decide to sign him anyway?  That’s like when someone says, “This tastes awful, wanna try it?”  Naturally, you refuse.  The Mariners, however, did not refuse.  Why didn’t they refuse?

Willson Contreras – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Oh, just his 2nd homer in his first nine at-bats.  If Bill Gates had pockets stuffed with prospects instead of hundies, he would be the Cubs.  The Cubs collect prospects like Warren Buffett collects kids who play ping pong.  Miguel Montero went down yesterday with a leg issue, which is supposedly day-to-day, and Contreras replaced him.  That’s like replacing your Mitsubishi Montero with a Tesla, then hoping the Mitsubishi is fine.

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  That’s his third start in a row where he hasn’t looked like a total plonker, lowering his ERA from 5.16 to its current state.  His control is still up on the year, but he has been better recently.  I wouldn’t say I’m now suddenly excited by him — or rather, I Wachan’t say.  But, if you own him already, you should be encouraged.

Aledmys Diaz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .310.  The Aledmys magic seemed to vanish recently, and not like the good type of vanish in regards to magic like David Copperfield making the Statue of Liberty disappear, but the bad type of vanishing magic like David Copperfield’s recent career.

Derek Holland – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  Holland’s just happy he still has his two lips.

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.02 with his 9th Hold.  Damn, he’s doing a lot better than I thought he would considering the path he took to the majors.  I believe he was in prison this time last year.  Ed Norton needs to star in his life story, American History K.

Colby Lewis – Will miss at least two months with a strained lat muscle.  Rangers starters are dropping left and right.  They better hope Martin can carry on without Lewis.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Between Bush, Lewis, Choo and Josh Hamilton, the Rangers are always looking for the next reclamation project.  They should be managed by The Property Brothers.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .229.  He heard you wanted to drop him.  Keep talking.

Travis Shaw – Left with a shin contusion that was a carryover injury from Tuesday.  Consider him day-to-day.  Or dayo-to-dayo, if you’re Jamaican.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.41.  Do it three more times in a row, and we can reevaluate.  He’s lucky I’m even giving him that option.  Tough love!

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .263.  It feels so long ago he was a top fantasy guy.  *looks up his stats*  Holy crap, it was a long time ago.  Damn, I’m getting old–excuse me, more distinguished.

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .291.  Get him off the Melk-carton, he found his stroke.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Did Adam Dunn leave behind his donkey suit?  Because it’s starting to feel like all Frazier does is homer.

Devon Travis – 0-for-4 as he bats leadoff.  It only took Bautista coming down with the worst turf toe since Tree Man, but at least it happened.  Now, hopefully, he can stay there and hit.

Russell Martin – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .218.  He’s hitting near .280 in the month with two homers in the last nine games.  Considering he was hitting .150 in April, it’s nothing to sneeze at, assuming you’re not allergic to catcher stats.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .215.  Career average in Coors is .321.  Career average in Rogers Centre is .215.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .255.  Is it me or is Edwin and Bautista like Andre the Giant and Giant Machine?  They never seem to be in the same lineup at the same time.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  I keep hoping it gets better, and it keeps being the exact same.  I believe that’s the defintion of madness.  At least I can now say I’m crazy for Archer.

Trevor Bauer – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.20.  That is the best game I can remember from Bauer, by far, and I use all of his game logs as toilet paper, so I’d remember.  I mean, what else am I doing in the john?  Answering comments?  Well, maybe.  Just keep that in mind when you’re asking me who I’d drop.  Bauer’s got his walks way down, and he still averages 93 on his fastball with solid Ks.  In other words, he’s worth grabbing in all leagues.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 8th steal, and he homered on Tuesday, hitting .296, and he was a favorite of mine last year, before we fell on hard times.  That’s we:  me, him and Danny Santana.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Cleveland finally got to witness, and they got a Kipnis.

Cameron Rupp – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Sure glad the catcher on my team yesterday was DNP, and doesn’t stand for Derek Norris playing.

Fernando Abad – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  “Not Ian” Kintzler had gone over an inning the day before, so he was likely unavailable.  That’s what I want to believe at least because the last time I picked up Abad, it was Anotgood.

Joe Ross – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Why do I hear club music while I type this?  JB!  You’re making Greg’s ears bleed.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .330.  Not a misprint.  Wilson Ramos is hitting .330.  What-WHAT?!

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  I hear Urias will get at least one more start.  Not sure where I heard it.  Might’ve been from the 17 Dodger updates over the last 17 days.

Corey Seager – 3-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .289.  Gonna go out on a 150-year-old oak limb and say the shortstop position is no longer shallow like last year.

Rich Hill – Has been cleared for rehab starts in High-A Stockton, California, the sister city to Malone, Karl.

Daniel Mengden – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  What’s more, he has a 10.5 K/9, 3.00 BB/9 and a 3.52 xFIP.  Of course, it’s a pretty small sample size — that’s what she said sarcastically — but he did have a decent K-rate, walk rate and ERA in Triple-A this year, so I could see start opening up the pick up of Mengden to deeper mixed leagues.  In 12-team and shallower, I’d still use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I was thisclose to picking up Gennett.  If I could only get the ‘this’ closer to ‘close.’  Maybe it’s time for a new font.  I almost picked him up because he’s been hot recently, and now has two homers in the past three games.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  If you heard this week’s podcast, you heard me put Nieuwenhuis into my lineup when Fowler was DL’d.  Grey Albright:  Turning Pathetic Into Prophetic!

Junior Guerra – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  I would’ve been better off randomly drafting Junior Guerra in the 5th round in March instead of Chris Archer.  Bartender, I’ll take a rickety ledge with a strong gust of wind.

Jeremy Jeffress – Was unavailable yesterday due to pink eye.  He blamed Will Smith for gettin’ farty wit’ his pillow.

Albert Pujols – Out again with his tweaked ankle/hamstring.  Pujols is hoping it’s only another day sitting on his Pujol.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-2 and his 12th homer, hitting .343.  He’s cooled off a lot since April, right?  Um, yeah, about that.  He has a .390 average in June, after a .345 average in May, and he’s three home runs short of his career high.  Apologies for use of the word short.

Lance McCullers – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.91 vs. Matt Shoemaker – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Their ERAs don’t show it, but I have much love both of these pitchers.  Now, please let my love turn into something wonderful!

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer.  Oh, you again.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .285, and, with Machado serving time in Manfred’s office, Schoop was batting third.  In my Schoop sleeper post back in January, I said Schoop would be, “the 2nd Oriole prospect in as many years to break out.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Jon Gray – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.80.  I see the name Gray, and I think, “You handsome, charming devil.  You’re like Lorenzo Lamas without the misogyny,” but then I see it’s Jon Gray and I’m like, “String together some Quality Starts, you schmohawk.”  You know what’s fun (not fun) about owning Jon Gray, his good matchups are in Coors and his bad ones are on the road.  You know, Coors, it’s like piss for pitchers.

Nick Hundley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Nick Hundley, welcome back to Team FML (they make me abbreviate it)!

Starlin Castro – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .257.  Castro really catsup’ed to that ball.  Okay, taking a nap.  *claps hands*  I’m back!

Chase Headley – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  If you opened your window at exactly 1:42 EST yesterday, you could’ve heard JayWrong’s ecstasy from Headley’s home run.   At least I hope that’s what it was.

CC Sabathia – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies aced a boy band Sporcle, they signed a petition that says every transatlantic flight should have transgender stewards and they will destroy your ratios.

Jeff Samardzija – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.59 vs. Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.17.  This matchup was billed as The Ulcer vs. The Premature Balding.  No matter what happened, stress was going to win.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  In my top 100 overall in the preseason, I said this, “Two quick things:  Yes, I’m aware that Polanco is ranked insanely high in my rankings vs. other people’s rankings.  And, yes, I’m going to own Polanco on every team.  Confession Alert!  I had Polanco in the top 20 overall prior to seeing where others ranked him and moved him down a round.  I could’ve moved him down six rounds and still had him higher than everyone.  Polanco feels like an Arenado situation from last year.  By that I mean, I will say something to another fantasy baseball ‘pert like, “Do you like Polanco?”  They’ll reply, “Yeah, I love him.” I’ll follow up with, “Then why do you have him ranked 110 overall?”  They’ll answer, “I don’t know.”  Then my head will explode.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Alex Gordon – Will return this weekend.  I’ve stashed him on my DL slot because I had Raisel there, who is now activated, and I didn’t feel like combing the DL-eligible guys for very long.  I’ll likely drop Gordon almost the moment he comes back, but it makes me feel better that I’m using my DL slot for someone.  The preceding is also verbatim what I said to my fantasy shrink.

Danny Duffy – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  The tastes great, less filling Duffy chant:  His Ks are soooooo good…He can’t get out of the fifth inning.  His Ks are sooooo good…He can’t get out of the fifth inning.  As with any advertisement, it’s all true.  *said in a very fast voice*  Believing all advertising is true can lead to sudden stroke, menstruation in men and death.  Please see your physician before thinking all advertisements are true.  Duffy does struggle to avoid going K-put in the fifth, but I’m holding him because A) I’m a Ks whore and there is no B or C.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .269.  Ron Darling told us Mets game listeners that Cuthbert is from the Mosquito Coast, the place not the movie.  Specifically, Cuthbert hails from the Corn Islands.  Sounds tough to digest.

Bartolo Colon – Says his thumb is fine and aiming to make his next start.  For what it’s worth, he also aims using his thumb for other things.  Right now, he has his thumb up in front of a buffet.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!  Speaking of schmotatoes, I was listening to the Giants game recently and I found out Bochy is a fan of schmotatoes.  Jon Miller said if a Giants player hits a home run, Bochy will always play him the next day.  Assuming Miller meant a Giants hitter, otherwise Bumgarner would be pitching every day.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Random factoid that sounds like it means something but doesn’t:  Syndergaard’s 2.08 ERA isn’t even top 5 for the NL.  Not bad, considering he left yesterday’s game because his elbow was barking like DMX.  The MRI showed no damage to his elbow, but he could still miss a start.

Steven Matz – Reported no discomfort in his elbow after throwing his bullpen session.  Unless his next game is held in a bullpen in the recent past, I’d still be concerned.

Yoenis Cespedes – Could miss a few games with a mild wrist sprain.  Worth watching for developments since Cespedes has 100 legs, but only two wrists.

John Gant – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  Has everyone seen his windup?  Looks like he’s in slow motion, then the VCR jams, someone comes along and taps the side of the box and it starts again.  Braves’ minor league pitching coaches are asleep at the wheel.  This isn’t art, pitching correctly isn’t subjective!

Justin Bour – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I feel like Bour’s my poor man’s C.J. Cron, though he hits more like a rich man’s Cron.  I will call him, Rich Man/Bour Man.

Adam Conley – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Sonavalackofballs!  I knew I should’ve streamed him.  Then again, what if my streaming of him would’ve been the Indonesian butterfly that caused him to have a terrible game?  The Stream-o-Nator even liked this game, but hates his next, you have been advised.  Aw, Nick Capozzi.

Giancarlo Stanton – Sat out yesterday again.  Is he now in a platoon with Ichiro?  I get that he’s struggling, but how does he stop struggling if you bench him every other day?  StupiDon Mattingly teaching someone to riding a horse, “If you fall off, get back on in about a week.  If you fall off hard, you might not want to get back on at all.”  Did Mattingly learn the “fall off a horse, you have to get back on” cliche from Christopher Reeve?

   
  1. Q says:
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    First?

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Q: wow everybody!!! This must be Q from Star Trek the next generation because this Q was on top of it enough and lucky enough to be first commenter of the day! Amazing Job Q! Your reward is you get to do daily updates on Razzball (yes become a sports writer on the best fantasy website in all of the land), your topic is writing about and updating the 25th through the 30th best catchers on a daily basis. Congratulations! You are going to make frequent commenter, Cram, The happiest guy on planet Earth! Great job again for replying first!

      • Q says:
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        @Count de Monetball: that was why I put the question mark! I’m so glad my prize was a firm tongue lashing from such a handsome fellow! The Countess de Monetball must be a lucky woman indeed. I already have my first article topic: “Better Use of Time: computing the xwRC of Hank Conger or sarcastically firing up a guy i don’t know for no reason.” Can I use you as a primary interview source? The random capitalization & overall poor grammar make the job hard, but I’m sure everything you say will be totally worthwhile!

        Great to meet you! Thanks for being the doorman/bouncer of a free website we all go to for fun! Hope the pay is great!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Count de Monetball: Man reads internet comments for the first time, flames the commenter to shame then goes to bed butthurt.

    • knucks says:
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      @Q: Have some shame Q, nobody wants to see this or thinks its funny. Its like the 3rd or 4th time in the past couple weeks and I just wish it would go away.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @knucks: Who cares either way? I’m sure Grey doesn’t. Hell, I bet he wishes everyone who ever visits the site goes to the comment board and types first every time. That’s a lot more hits. Click bait. It’s all about click bait theses days.

        Either way. Lighten up. This should be trivial.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: I stand corrected, some do not appear to mind. Also I miss you Scotty K.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: He’s back, with more brainbusters.

      • Q says:
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        @knucks: If you mean someone saying “first,” it’s gone on a lot longer than that. Again, the ? was meant as an acknowledgement that being first is lucky & not an accomplishment. I am not proud at all; I just happened to refresh Twitter @ the right time. As far as no one wanting to read it….I mean it’s one word. If you get that I am sort of joking by doing it, great. If not, roll your eyes & move on. I know I don’t comment every day like many, but I’ve been reading every day and commenting a few times every week. For dude to go off on me like what I did is SUCH A TRANSGRESSION is kind of uncalled for. I do appreciate you just being honest about why you dislike it. But I’d say we all–myself included–have spent quite enough time on what was a fairly mindless impulse of mine clearly not meant to provoke such a negative reaction.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Q: Last? at the bottom of this thread? click bait!! LOL

        • Cram It says:
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          @Q: This conversation should get a Razzie award.

          • Vegans says:
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            @Cram It: 17 posts before a baseball related statement. Has to be some kind of Razzball record… right?

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Q: even people who don’t post esp stupid stuff get flack being close to the top (ante’s gotten all kinds of guff from F’tards over the years), so i wouldn’t feel too bad.

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: This site seems to be troll free, which is a plus. Getting offended by ANYTHING that ANYONE says is a choice. PERIOD.

            Truth based decision making barely exists these days. Illogical, uncontrolled emotions reign supreme.

            • Q says:
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              @Chicken Dinner: You just exploded my brain with truthiness.

        • Tigres says:
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          Get a cheaper closer!

  2. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Giancarlo’s played the last 5 games. I just traded for him, hoping that he rebounds, but I’m not 100% sure he will. He seems lost at the moment.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @apoxonbothyourhouses: He was doing better then they sat him again. He’s played 6 of the last 9 games if you go back a bit more. Why wouldn’t he rebound, he didn’t just suddenly forget how to play baseball.

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      Lost is being generous. Not sure if you’ve seen his ABs, Stevie Wonder looks like a better comp.

    • Grey

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      @apoxonbothyourhouses: If he’s healthy, he should be fine, but no idea if he’s 100% healthy

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    If a player hits a homer, Bochy always plays him the next day. Ozuna hits 2 homers, StupiDon sits him the next day. Who’s got all the WS wins? Is there a correlation or causation there somewhere? And as a J-Fer owner, thank you StupiDon for sitting Ozuna in that game so that your team only scored 2 runs and loses 3-2.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Shark: There are a lot of StupiDon managers in baseball these days..geeez

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I think it’s more about salaries and staying healthy these days. Players and coaches probably don’t have as much say when it comes to playing injured.

    • Scott says:
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      @Shark: Amen!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Shark: Well, “StupiDon” has the Marlins 4 games above .500 with the 2nd lowest payroll and the player who receives the majority of it having a TERRIBLE season. Perhaps, he ain’t so bad.

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        @Chicken Dinner: this isn’t a good argument, they might be even better had he not done such silly things. this is like “chrisitianity is clearly a valid (i.e. true) religion good since it’s been around for a while”. luck controls much more of the universe than you fathom it appears.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @The Harrow: Both of our arguments are valid in their own right. Neither is correct or incorrect due to the fact that there is no way to prove 100% that they are true. It all depends on your perspective in this case.

    • Grey

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      @Shark: So true! Mattingly — ugh….

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    So I have the MLB package and one of the perks to it is that I get the chance to hear all of the different broadcasters for each team. I have a top 3 and I would to here others top 3’s as well.

    Aaron Goldsmith (Mariners) He goes from zero to a hundred in a second. It’s highly entertaining.

    Ron Darling (Mets) you NEVER know what the hell is going to fly out of his mouth.

    Hawk Harrleson ( White Sox) Stretch….Stretch….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX4BOUDsQaw

    Honorable mention: Dave Niehaus-In my opion, he had the best call in the history of the game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8SBJzOEcyU

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Fister Furbush: My favs are:

      Michael Kay, Ok I am a Yankees fan, so some what biased here..lol
      Vin Scully – nothing else needs to be said..
      Hawk as well, he is just funny as ell to listen to. “he gone”!

      • Kenny Plane says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        I have been a Yankees fan ever since my father told me I was, many, many moons ago. But Michael Kay is just awful, I am pleased when he is missing from the broadcast.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, Kay is one of the worst

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I think you mean Kieth Hernandez for the Mets…Ron for the most part is by the book…Kieth on the other hand is not.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: And that would be *Keith…not Kieth

        • knucks says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Was ready to type the same thing regarding Ron/Keith. Yesterday was one of the more nerve racking nights I’ve had as a Mets fan. The injuries need to effing stop.

    • MattTruss

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      Hawk makes my ears bleed, he’s right there with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman as things I would rather stab pencils into my ears than have to listen to.

      I’m partial to Chip Caray of the Braves, but am biased there.

      Vin Scully, nobody, and I mean nobody does it better.

      I recently discovered the Mets broadcast team, they are fantastic.

      The O’s have a good crew with Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer too. Including, during the Baltimore riots when the O’s played in front of no fans and Thorne broke out his Master’s impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dxSi8yK54

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Curt Schilling.

      He explains the in and outs so well and often. Wish people would learn being offended is a choice and having an opinion is a right regardless if someone else disagrees.

      • knucks says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: I’m choosing to be offended with this comment

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @knucks: Insecurity limits possibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I sense a Mariners’ bias… The Mets are the best for a booth, Scully’s the best, there’s about 20 broadcast teams that are just awful

      • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: min 20 sounds about right, majority of listening to these guys hurts the brain.

    • Shawn says:
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      @Fister Furbush:

      Vin Scully
      Tom Breneman (Reds) Great voice!
      Bob Uecker (Brewers)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is Uecker still announcing games?

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Grey: Radio only. Not every game.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, yeah, don’t get radio feeds, or don’t listen to them maybe

  5. Zim's metal plate says:
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    Trade offer Devon Travis & Drew Pomeranz for Jordan Zimmerman, which side?

    Would you rather have any of these pitchers over Pomeranz— Colin McHugh, James Paxton, Matt Shoemaker, Tijuan Walker, Yordano Venture or Sonny Gray

    • DonnieB says:
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      Pom side hands down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zim’s metal plate: Bunch of apples or apples, no reason to lose Pom, in a given matchup some of these could be better

  6. Adam Westeros says:
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    Two questions, Drop Merrifield for Travis or Gennett?
    Drop Hanley or Josh Harrison for Moya or Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam Westeros: Scooter…Harrison for Moya if you want power

  7. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Moya en Fuego! Great write up as always.

    I know this might be a tough question to answer due to so many variables, but I’ve got Choo and Mazara and have been trying to deal Mazara with no takers. As a general rule, what sort of SP should I be able to get in return?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Take this for what it’s worth considering the injury(s), but earlier this month, I packaged up Mazara and McCullers and got Darvish, who should be back in a few weeks and racking up the K’s for me! I think Mazara is a legit ROY candidate so don’t sell yourself short.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Thanks! Carrasco would be nice, but seems unrealistic… Maybe buy Archer low, prolly something like Paxton

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I want to thank Grey and the other commentators for advising me to start Trevor wow, wow Bauer & Michael Fulmer, ok Fulmer wasn’t great, but still the numbers at the end were ok..

    NOW why the heck didn’t you force me to start Wacha Wacha Wacha as well…LOL

    cheers

    • knucks says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Wasn’t able to watch… why was Fulmer pulled? Yahoo says for hitting two batters in a row, but also has the Red DTD tag under his name.

    • knucks says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: NM I just read dizziness/light headed, but also saw notes about watching his innings.

  9. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    FYI: Dbags in the mile ‘HIGH’ city today, get your Dbag batty callers, before your fellow owners do!!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: MP!!!

      Forget that! Lineup all the RedSux players…James Shields with his -10.12 player rater of the last 15 days is coming to Bean town. At least put 100$ on the over!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Surprised Michael Taylor wasn’t in the write up today, what with an 0 fer 5 with FIVE K’s and a walk off error, as he misplayed Puig’s single into a little league home-run..

  11. Swfcdan says:
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    Not heard you talk much about Tillman this year (yes I know he is kinda boring). You buying his renaissance (made up sounding word of the day!)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Renaissance is a real word… I don’t like Tillman’s matchups, you trust him vs. the Red Sox? Blue Jays? In Yankee Stadium?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Not really either but you can’t argue with the numbers he’s got so far facing them!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Swfcdan: did you actually think you made up that word right now?

  12. Swfcdan says:
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    And nice job with the title it just finally clicked in my head. I also know some Spanish too, so muy mal de me, tengo que concentrarse en jugar béisbol de fantasía!

  13. John says:
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    Hi,

    I was offered Syndergaard for my Marte at the start of yesterday. Are you concerned about Thor’s elbow? I could use the arm. My rotation isn’t bad but I wouldn’t say i have a clear SP1. Which has led to a middle of the road ERA and WHIP.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @John: If you can afford to lose the bat, I wud take Thor especially with a need for an SP1..

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @John: Leaving a start early and having an MRI because of discomfort is ALWAYS A CONCERN, even if in the short term it seems like good news that they didn’t find anything.

    • DonnieB says:
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      Cautious optimism is what one should have with Thor. Very cautious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I’d want Marte

  14. G says:
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    How would you rank Carrasco, Price, Salazar for ROS? The deal I was finally offered was Mazara and Carlos Gomez for his Carrasco. That leaves me with one bench hitter which I think you generally advocate for but worried if Martes injury is gonna nag him and if I’m going to regret giving up two OF. The same guy who has Carrasco has Salazar. Another guy in my league has Price and wondering if I should try and work a trade with him instead. Or just pull the trigger? Thanks as always.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @G: I’d want K-zar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Price, Carrasco

  15. RePete says:
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    Alex Cobb worth stashing in a deep 14-Team H2H League or will he be more of a streamer?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RePete: I’d stash him if you do not have to cut anyone special..especially in a keeper.

  16. Tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league where Scherzer cannot be kept would you deal either Odor or Lindor plus Taillon for him, all of whom have great keeper value? Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tank1: I would if you need the SP.

    • Tank1 says:
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      @Tank1: I would probably also throw in Lamb who I just picked up off waivers and is backing up Frazier. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tank1: You can get cheaper pitching

  17. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Robbie Ray, cyclops or eyes wide shut?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Pu$$y Control:
      Gets philly on Monday. His bb have been down. Tough matchup yesterday .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Didn’t he get hit yesterday? Bleh, streamer

  18. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Can we form a prayer hexagon to ask Choo to get hurt again? Profar needs a reason to play everyday and I own Mazara so it can’t be him that goes. I guess we could pray that Fielder does that gluttony thing like in the movie Seven.

    • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Witout a quick injury , Profar is back in AAA Round Rock for everyday ABs. A lightning bolt to Choo’s calf muscle is the only hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: You can’t oddly shape pray for bad things, against the laws of nature

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: I figured a hexagon would be appropriate for a hex.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t argue with that logic, you win

  19. RePete says:
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    Trea Turner or Forsythe rest of season in a H2H OBP redraft league? Both would be used as a utility/reserve bat.

  20. griff says:
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    Any thoughts on when Josh Bell gets called up?

    • knucks says:
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      @griff: Around the same time that Hurdle delivers his lineups in a timely fashion

      • griff says:
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        @knucks: truth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @griff: Sept as bench bat

  21. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Nice work Grey. Speaking of Rangers reclamation projects, how about picking up Desmond and making him a center fielder ? Got the night off last night and came in as a defensive replacement in the 7th and proceeds to go yard in his next at bat! Dude has been an MLB outfielder for a couple of months and he is the best outfielder on the best team in the AL. And a fantasy stud again. They need to reclaim Archer, Giancarlo and Abreu to quickly save my season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: Yeah, meant to say Desmond too… Rangers love them some Love It or List Its

  22. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    ROS: Vogt, Hundkey, or d’arnaud?

    Thanks

  23. G says:
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    One more quick one. Would you rather have Casilla and Madson or just Melancon. My save relievers are Casilla, Madson, Rondon, Ziegler, and the fill in wash reliever (im forgetting his name right now). I figured if I get Melancon back it gives me an extra roster spot to use for a reliever who can get me holds. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Trade two or three closers for one player upgrade

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a 10 team OBP league, would you drop your bench bat (Hamilton, who’s not looking great since coming back) for Wilson Contreras just to speculate on him being Schwaberiah?

    My C is Gattis, who’s awesome but def takes a value hit in OBP (meanwhile, Contreras should have great OBP). If Contreras got the gig, I’d look to trade Gat.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks! Of the 3 leagues I’m in, this is my “childhood friends” league – very active but the least competitive, as they are mostly guys who love big names from last year. Just to give you a sense of how silly it is, through drafting and 4 or 5 trades, my lineup is Gattis/Rizzo/Schoop(grabbed Dee off waivers on Monday)/Story/Fraizer(trade)/Trout/Springer/Bryant(trade)/Votto with a pitching staff headlined by Scherzer(trade), Carrasco, Price (trade), with guys like Yu, Pom, Taillon, Hill, Shoemaker rounding out the back.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I don’t think your bench bat will carry much weight here. You should be free to use it for whoever.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks – yeah, would have loved a Jose Ramirez type (if he wasn’t taken) to sub in whenever someone is out of the lineup, but oh well!

  25. Brian says:
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    Looking to repeat in my 16 team dynasty h2h. we use 6×6 with k/bb extra cat and QS instead of W. Last year my rotation was a strong suit. but some ill advised trades, liriano and sonny gray regressing and my SP depth not really performing have really hurt. Looking for an upgrade. debating between giving up a lot for a premier arm, or going the cheaper route for a top 40ish pitcher. right now my rotation is jofer, price, teheran, sonny gray, salazar, liriano, karns, gausman, jaime garcia, quintana. On the farm my SPs are clevinger, alex reyes, cease, and oscar de la cruz.
    Is it worth going after carrasco if I have to include reyes in the deal? I’d imagine it would take at least reyes, jorge mateo, and a 1st rd minor draft pick (probably will be between 1.14 and 1.16) for carrasco and maybe a minor mlb piece or prospect. Or am I better served to target wainwright? i’m looking at teams that are already pretty much out of it so my options are somewhat limited at the moment. I could also try to make a play for harvey, and i imagine it would require a similar package of at least reyes, mateo, and another strong prospect (brett phillips, verdugo) or a 1st.

    What would you do? go after an elite arm or focus on another depth piece? and would you include reyes and mateo in a deal for that elite arm? The rest of my team is young enough that i have a decent sized window to compete for a few years (offense includes kipnis, hosmer, bryant, correa, stanton, marte, cruz, brantley, blackmon, beltre).

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: I’d take Carrasco and go for the win

  26. Brett says:
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    Staff is j fer cueto Salazar Matz joe Ross Nola taillon Urias

    Current 2b is profar and utility is Russell. Would you trade Nola for beltre?

  27. MattTruss

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    K-Put! Feel like my Razzball career is complete now that I have a term in the glossary!

    Wilson Contreras – Funny (not funny) thing though, if you actually put him in your lineup when he’s started the game you have exactly ZERO of his HRs so far…good times.

    John Gant – I’m a Braves fan and it physically pains me to watch his starts. Like it hurts my head…badly. I want to smack him in the head when he stops mid delivery, just like said VCR. The ruling is, it’s not a balk since he does it every time. That’s a bunch of BS. It’s just like with Carter Capps’ silly jump delivery. If it looks like a balk from my couch, that sure as heck is a balk no matter how often he does it.

    StupiDon is so perfect. What a dope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss: Willson — ha, true… I asked Sky on the balk thing with Gant, was wondering myself…. So weird, it’s like he has a pitching motion hiccup

  28. Swfcdan says:
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    Trade Nellie Cruz for tu novio Stanton, or stay away?

  29. B the Esq. says:
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    Awesome stuff, as usual…

    Rank ’em rest of season and as late round keepers for next year….. Bauer, Smyly, Cody Reed, Nola, J. Ross

    Thanks!

    • DonnieB says:
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      Nola,Bauer,Ross

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @B the Esq.: I am going wit Bauer, for this year and next, he is having the breakout season we have been waiting for..The others are all a mess and Reed is unproven..that’s my 2 euro’s.

  30. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the Rich Man / Bour Man! Also, loved him last night for my booty call!!

    a. Made it to the capital, but have only four words for the hotel I’m in! F*cking Chrome in Chad!!! Was unable to access espn.go.com, cbssports.com, razzball.com (most important site to access). Why, Lord? Why?

    b. Also, more early-morning SNAFU. I love early-morning SNAFU! Gets my blood boiling and given the fact that I have low blood pressure (110/70) it might actually help me.

    c. Seriously, if the SNAFU of later on this morning met my SNAFU of earlier this morning, it would slap that SNAFU into next Tuesday!!! Went from Farchana USA all the way to the capital only to find out that the reason I went there won’t happen – they cancelled the meeting without informing me!!! So, now….

    d. I have to travel back to Farchana, USA tomorrow spend the weekend and then early morning Monday travel to Abeche by road (no flight available) and hope I get there on time to catch the 09h30 flight from Abeche to the capital!!! So 1.5 return trips in 6 days. I’m sure Chuck Norris would slap me for being a p*$$y. All this because my international flight to Paris (when I go on leave) is Tuesday – aka June 28. My wife’s gonna kill me, so I won’t tell her about it.

    e. Discovered Microsoft Edge is okay for access to at least to razzball.com, so some comfort!

    f. Actually really found out it was the Internet connection that was the problem, as you can see.

    g. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 23)

    Horatio: Morning, Alexx.
    Alexx: Morning, Horatio.
    Horatio: Major skull damage.
    Alexx: Frontal and parietal bones appear to be fractured. If he was thrown from that jet ski, Horatio, to have an impact injury this severe, he must have been hauling ass.
    Horatio: There’s an awful lot of blood on that jet ski, Alexx.
    Alexx: I don’t think he was thrown. I think he died on it.
    Horatio: There appears to be some dark flakes in his hair.
    Alexx: He didn’t hit something, something hit him.
    Horatio: So we have death (cue the queue of sunglasses) from above.

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s quote! It’s solid gold! I’ll send it when I get to Farchana, USA. It’ll be comforting for you to know that I reached so it’ll serve 2 purposes!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Chad’s such a bully with what sites you can access B. Ha C. HA! Wow D. Jesus, this is crazy E. Never even heard of that F. In Chad? No way! G. HA

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks so much for all the replies, really sorry for overdoing the self-loathing part. I’m a 10/10 in self-loathing, maybe Trump would take me as his VP so I can railroad his campaign for the greater good! Eesh

        Saw the Libertarian open forum with Harrison and Weld live on CNN last night (I couldn’t sleep). It would be great if they won. Apparently they have a lock on the under 25 crowd with the ‘legalize marijuana ticket’! Not bad.

        Hanging out at the office faking like I’m busy doing something important (read official) until lineups are locked for today with the early start so I can at least make the changes I think I need now for tomorrow’s games. Then, by the time I get to Farchana, USA I’ll change them all.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          You would balance Trump nicely… Yeah Libertarians could win, and Delino DeShields could win MVP…. Fake busy is harder than real busy some days

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!!

            HAHAHA! There is still time for the Libertarians to make it to 15%. That said, they are at just 9% now and the Green Party is at 7%. So the Greens could actually get to 15% first. Sad. The Libertarians are too non-partisan.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Greens, with their leader, Tom Green?

  31. Scott says:
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    Had Moya in two leagues, thankfully. Went to pick him up in all the rest last night.

  32. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league. Went from being in the top 3 for most of the season so far to dropping to 10th place over the last 3 weeks, – pretty brutal freefall. Only 4 teams make the playoffs. Not ready to start giving up on this year, however, a trade was proposed to me where I’d get Kershaw (and I’d be able to keep him for 4 years) and I would give up Stanton (who I can’t keep but could possibly get back in the draft) and Marte (I have him for another 2 years). It would leave me with my keepers for next year being Arenado, Correa, Kershaw, and either Cole/Carrasco with one more that is uncertain. It would definitely be a hit to my OF but if I do end up going into seller mode, I do have some valuable pieces to move to try to make up for that. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Smell The Glove: Don’t love it, get a cheaper pitcher if you need pitching

  33. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, G.
    I’m really not sure why they don’t let a reliever pitch the first inning of Archer’s starts and then just have him start in the second. I feel like that would really fix a lot of his issues. Given that every time I check the freaking scoreboards in his games in the first he’s already losing.
    Wait, maybe me checking in the first inning is the problem….I need a quantum physicist STAT!

    • Grey

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      @Phil of the Future: I’ve thought about that, but what if then his 2nd inning is the problem?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Then you have a reliever pitch the first two innings I guess…

        • Grey

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          But he might then treat the third inning like the 1st

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Good point. So then you have another reliever pitch the third.

            • Grey

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              Archer would screw up the 4th

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I’m sure the second reliever can handle the 4th too

                • Grey

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                  Archer would royally screw the 5th inning up!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Probably true. So how about Erasmo pitches the 5th?

                    • Grey

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                      Then Archer would screw up the 6th!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah but usually Cash leaves Erasmo in for 2 innings anyway so ARcher can start the 7th

                    • Grey

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                      Oh that could work, bridge the gap to Colome

  34. Andy says:
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    Please rank for ROS:

    OFs: Mazara, Saunders, Choo

    SPs: McCullers, Pomeranz, Paxton, Bauer.

    • Grey

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      @Andy: OF You did SPs Looks fine

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Why is McCullers valued so high? Is the K upside worth the walks?

        • Grey

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          Yeah, has huge upside

          • Andy says:
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            @Grey: Okay. Thanks.

  35. RobMac says:
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    I just picked up Carlos Gomez off waivers when he seemed to be heating up.

    Would you drop Gomez for Moya at this point? Not sure I fully trust Gomez yet…

  36. Zeus says:
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    Despite the name the mosquito coast is actually a cool place to visit and Nicaragua is a baseball mad country so you can catch some games down there. It’s also cheap as hell and there are a lot less tourists than Costa Rica.

    This message was not brought to you by the Nicaragua board of tourism.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha Are you Ollie North, by any chance?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Seriously, he could very well be Erasmo Ramirez! I kid you not! INS agents just yesterday raided his residence. His work permit has expired and sadly he is being deported to his native Nicargua. He could be the new face of Nicaraguan tourism, but he’d need a facelift first to remove all the pock marks.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Noriega was a man crippled by acne

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Seriously, was lying about INS agents raiding his home. No INS agents raided his home. With this last outing and the few before that, he’s due to be deported. He better hope that Trump doesn’t win the presidential elections.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is Chad super corrupt? The country, not the president who is also named Chad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, and wink twice if yes but you can’t say

  37. primetime says:
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    Wanna own Fulmer or Bauer ?

    • William Hung says:
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      @primetime: Fulmer

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @primetime: Bauer

  38. Schlitzy says:
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    Drop Pomeranz for Bauer?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Schlitzy: I would

    • Grey

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      @Schlitzy: Could work, prolly wouldn’t

  39. bigbear says:
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    Apologies for the C related question…

    Contreras vs Moya vs Reddick vs Derek Norris? Reddick is coming back soon. I hate have 2 C’s, but Norris plays nearly everyday (and seems to be righting his ship a bit lately).

    Peavy vs Philly
    or
    Cody Reed vs SD?

    Leaning toward Reed…

  40. Murph says:
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    Moya! Oh-boya!
    Um.. er… Neil Walker is struggling – 7 runs, 3 hr, 7 RBI in past month.
    Any of these guys worth replacing him? Gennett, Baez, Escobar or Iglesias
    (i am aware i have to ride the hot hand – just wondering if its safe to dump walker for any of these guys)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Murph: I wouldn’t drop Walker. Unless you’re comfortable with playing hot bat carousel at 2nd for ROS.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Murph: Agree with Cram – the entire Mets offense has been slumping a bit (Conforto especially), but when things are right, Walker should be producing top 10 2B numbers. With Wright and Duda out, Walker is going to be in a prime RBI producing spot in the lineup, so the counting stats will come

    • Grey

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      @Murph: Agree w/ Cram

  41. Matt says:
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    In a vacuum — Sale and Khris Davis for Donaldson? Would still leave me with Degrom, Harvey, Fullmer, Shoe, Hill, Felix, Vince Vasquez, Bauer.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Matt: I want Donladson there.

    • Grey

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      @Matt: Agree w/ MP

  42. Sneaky Pete says:
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    Thoughts on trading Rajai Davis for either Adrian Beltre or Joc Pederson?

  43. Baskets says:
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    Has any or mini donkey for the
    Games in Curs?

    • Vinny Boombatz says:
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      @Baskets: Yasmany

  44. Gummy says:
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    Fully agree on Schoop. Not sure why he doesn’t get more attention.

    What I’m not sure about is how to rank these guys ROS: Odubel, Saunders, and Heyward.

    • Grey

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      @Gummy: Yup… That ranking depends on needs, I’d prolly go Saunders, Odubel

  45. Wombat says:
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    Sorry for the catcher Q, but…

    Herrmann has been pretty useful in a 2-catcher NL only league. But I have to drop him to bid on Contreras, right? Right?

    Other catcher is Ramos.

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Wombat: Yea and you likely won’t bid enough for him with that attitude! NL-only? Do whatever you can to get him.

    • Grey

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      @Wombat: Yeah, you do, but I wouldn’t bid enough that would likely get him

  46. Jason says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a 10-team, H2H keeper? Betts/Polanco/DeGrom/Rodon or Harper/Arrieta/Heyward/Odorizzi/Snell? Thanks!

  47. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey, Jason. My 0.02$…Betts / Polanco side.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  48. Cram It says:
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    I was so worried about Thor, Cespedes, the Mets in general last night, that I drank gin straight from the bottle, smoked a whole pack of cigarettes, enacted a rape fantasy with my girlfriend and didn’t get to bed until 4 a.m. I woke up this morning feeling disgusting, dirty and questioning my relationship. But after throwing back a red bull, an adderall, and reading the encouraging news about said players and that 2/3 of women admit to having a rape fantasy, it’s like last night never happened. It’s a good day!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Cram It: Did you see Terry Collins call Horowitz a puppy dog at his post game conference? Terry hasn’t made a lot of mistakes with the media, but that was one…

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Cram It: Cram!!

      Good thing there were no roofies involved. That would have made it weird. You should secretly give each other a roofie at the same time and document what happens.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Cram It: Damn, took it rape fantasy levels. The judge knew you have such a promising future in fantasy baseball and didn’t want to cause a “severe impact” on your chances of back to back RCL championships.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: *Stuff that happens in my life I can’t express anywhere else*

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Cram It: I usually just ask TV advice and make self-deprecating comments. Maybe I’ll try this deepest and darkest secrets thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: HA, I hope you were wearing your belt

    • Vinny Boombatz says:
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      @Cram It: Just lost all 5 girl readers…nice going CRAMp

      • Cram It says:
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        @Vinny Boombatz: Well, only 2, because the other 3 fantasize about it. It’s science.

  49. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    20 team redraft with hits, slugging, BB’s, total bases and OPS added, holds and QS for pitchers. h2h league. 57/80 moves left on year (lots of moves left relatively, last year i got 2nd due pretty much only to not realizing the 80 moves, running out with like 10 days left and having a bunch of short term injuries)
    C hundley
    1B ortiz
    2B schoop a doop
    SS segura
    3B castellanos
    OF (3) hanram/marte/bryant
    util pedro
    BN cargo 2 (HOU), dannys antana
    SP duffy/pineda/kennedy/liriano/chen/shoemaker/bauer/lester
    RP watson/rondon/siegrist/colome
    dannys no longer a starter. best add over him, options being

    -backup catcher: mccann (DET), one of the WSOX guys (avila hitting better), leon, gomes, rupp
    – backup for infield positions: giovatella, kendrick, duffy (DL but dropped), j.peterson, amarista
    -hot bat: kepler
    – 9th SP: gant, ERV, bolsinger, major (per)domo

  50. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,
    picking up Moya, who would drop?

    Pence-Lind-Street?

    I have alex reyes and Street. Is street going to keep the job in LAA? Pull out your chrystal ball for me lol. Should I drop one of those instead? I like Reyes potential but will he be up anytime soon?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: Drop Lind

  51. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6. Which one to drop to p/u J.Upton? Lamb or Gardner?

  52. Kendrick Llam says:
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    Matt Adams, Justin Bour, or Moya?

    Also… Catchers OBP: Wellington, Kurt Suzuki, or Derek Norris?

  53. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Dear Grey,

    Is there any good reason that I continue to hold Francisco Liriano, other than the fact that I am expected him to be a decent SP when I drafted him?

    Thank you.

    Your friend,
    ST

  54. Justin says:
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    Better SS/3b combo rest of season.

    C. Seager/ jake lamb
    or
    tulo/Bryant?

  55. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Oh yeah?!? Well I picked up Moya for his 0-4 game and immediately dropped him. So there.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: As a JD owner, I picked him up upon injury, then dropped him after his first game! Take that!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha. Picturing that add/drop page still has me laughing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then I have to do ten more moves so I’m not ashamed

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I have a couple outfields that would graciously welcome Holiday with a warm embrace. Oh god.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, so do I! On teams where I dropped him too

  56. ashtray says:
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    Colorado is about to have an eight game home stand. First up is Arizona. Any sleepers good for a stream there? Mark Reynolds, Bourn, Tomas?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: Anyone playing in the game.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: You can now successfully divide your audience in to two camps.

        I’m not sure if all those little Colons running around would be adorable or terrifying.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t believe it was exactly 50/50

    • Scott says:
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      @ashtray: Yes, plus O’Brien and Brito.

  57. henncoop says:
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    1. Joseph or Hundly ROS 5X5 roto
    2 Moya or K Davis (same)

  58. Portbigcity says:
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    12 H2H schoop or Rendon ROS

  59. KeeblerMN says:
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    I just wanted to say thank you for not streaming Conley.
    I needed him to have a good game after the WHIPing I received from Nola and Smardzija.
    I know this isn’t asking much but please do not steam Nolasco today, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN: I do what I can, and I can not stream Nolasco, you’re welcome

  60. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Current pitching staff is Harvey, Salazar, Duffy, Roark, Hendricks, Taillon, Velasquez, Allen, Rodney, Kintzler, Colome, Kelley and Cole on the DL

    Would one of them be worth a drop for Bauer or a streaming spot since I play H2H or HOLD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: You can stream out of Velasquez’s spot

  61. Jobu Needs a Refill says:
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    Is McCutchen droppable?
    I’m only asking to get some of that razzball “should I drop him” karma and get him heated up.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Jobu Needs a Refill: If you’re counting on him to heat up as your way to move up the ladder in your league, think again. You can wait for him, play matchups, bench him when he hits HRs or just leave him in there but make sure you are doing other stuff. The other stuff will win you the championship, McCutchen will be gravy if he heats up. Honestly can’t see it happening but you can’t drop him.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Btw, thank you for jinxing him! Hurdle read our comments and benched McCutchen!!! Nothing worse than getting 0 counting stats from a high round draft pick, nothing! When your 2nd round pick scores 0 and your leaguemates’ 2nd round picks have 5 runs and 4 RBIs with 2 HRs and a SB it really hurts!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  62. Spyre says:
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    Can anyone explain why Fulmer didn’t get the W last night? I don’t understand at all…

    He left winning 3-1, and DET went on to win 5-1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: He didn’t pitch 5 innings

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey:

        Didn’t realize that’s a requirement for a W…… but Ryan, the winning pitcher, only pitched 1.2, so what gives?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Spyre: The starting pitcher has to go at least 5 innings to be eligible for the win.

          • Scott says:
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            @Cram It: Now that he said it out loud (so to speak), it does seem like a Wonky rule.

  63. Anonymous says:
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    Rendon or Valencia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  64. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Any of the below guys over Danny Duffy or Taijuan Walker (my bottom tier pitchers)? Could pick up the below guys. 10tm Roto

    Trevor Bauer
    Vince Velasquez
    Lance McCullers
    Michael Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, McCullers over them

  65. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    SON doesn’t love it, but are we streaming John Lamb tonight home vs. Padres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  66. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Great work as always. Is it time to cut bait on Liriano? I’m in a 10 team fairly deep Roto league…here is the rest of my staff:

    Strasburg, Salazar, Liriano, McCullers, Duffy, Pomeranz, A Sanchez

    Thanks, homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I’ve been putting it off for too long. Hoping for the turnaround, not sure its coming any time soon.

        Also, Vince Staples is dropping a new EP this summer. Not sure on the date it drops, but he is easily one of the best current rappers…he was recently featured in an interesting article in Fader. Pretty good read: http://www.thefader.com/2016/06/20/vince-staples-cover-story-interview

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Will read it in a bit

  67. Tank1 says:
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    Best bench bat – Heyward, K. Davis, Moya or Lamb? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  68. SallyCips says:
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    I thanked Mengdon (isn’t he a Godzilla kaiju villain?!) but let him go for a Moya bat today.

    Question, any advice for Profar? Playing time has been slashed. I have almost a non existent bench so it hurts a bit. But every time he plays, dude does something good. Stay or go for say Jose Ramirez or Starlin Castro (FYI, both drops of mine in the last week and half or so)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for Castro

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @SallyCips: good point, wonder what happens if/when he faces rodon (rodan)?

  69. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a keep 7 12 team keeper league, would you trade Blackmon ($23 fringe keep) or Belt ($16, probably not keeping) plus O. Arica, Arodys or Lawrie for AJ Reed ($8 keep)? I’m pretty set in MI, so I’d be looking for the biggest potential bat basically.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  70. joe says:
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    whit, jose ramierz, schoop? need R/AVG in a standard roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  71. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Maybin needs to get himself a prescription from Orriz and Beltran’s pharmacist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone does

  72. billiejak says:
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    I dropped Ian Desmond in my keeper league two games too early this year…is there a support group?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @billiejak: i traded him for Giles the first week so don’t feel bad

  73. CS says:
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    My pitching is strong and is way ahead of pace on the IP cap but could use some more saves but my offense is lagging a little, especially in R/AVG. Proposed Stanton, Frazier, Schoop, Cueto to the last place team for Bryant, Arenado, Cishek. He’d be replacing AsCab with Schoop, I’d replace Schoop with some combo of Castro/Andrus/Lawrie. Sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  74. OldNavy says:
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    I picked up Moya on 6 of 7 of my teams. I live in Swartz Creek, Michigan and of course a Tiger fan.
    Moya is looking good in the outfield making plays with his speed. Wish the Tigers had passed on Upton who is terrible in the Outfield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like a lefty Derek Lee, huge guy

  75. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. starlin has been meh at best. lose him for espinosa or #holdthefloor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, hold the floor

  76. Squints Palledorous says:
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    10tm 6×6 Roto QS & OPS

    Conley, Duffy, Mengden ROS?

    I have Duffy right now, his K’s are great, but I’m afraid he won’t go deep enough often to get QS’s.

    Also. Can’t believe Big Time Timmy Jim is owned in 40% of ESPN leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  77. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Moya over Valencia? 12-team H2H with OBP.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  78. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Welington Castillo for any of the following? Please rank at least the top 2. (12-team H2H with OBP.)

    Vogt
    Kurt Suzuki
    Hundley
    Norris

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  79. GanGGreeN says:
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    Should I drop alex gordon for moya, or maybin. He is coming back this weekend but I never owned him before until I kust picked him up. Also I own travis darnaud and hermman in a season long points league. Rotiserrie. Should I drop one I was thinking if travis doesnt become on fire in the next week in dropping him. Less then a week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  80. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Streamer question, please rank the following:

    Hendricks @ Mia (Koehler)
    Pom @ Cin (Finnegan)
    Colon @ Atl (Norris)
    Paxton vs Stl (Jaime)
    Sonny @ LAA (Santiago)

    2. I am a Stream-O-Nator subscriber. However, when I pose streamer questions, I leave out the Stream-O-Nator values due to it being a pay service, and not wanting give away the site’s paid content for free. Should I include SON values to better help you answer my streaming questions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Hendricks, Pom…. 2. Nah, it’s cool since you want my opinion

  81. SWAT290 says:
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    Hey Grey, if you have the time I could use your advice regarding the state of my team for ROS.
    We have stupid stats they are:

    R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG-OBP-CYC-SLAM
    SV-K-ERA-WHIP-NH-PG-QS

    Yahoo 12 teams

    Bats:
    C. Gattis
    1b. Rizzo
    2b. Odor
    3b. Seager
    ss. Bogaerts
    of. Duvall
    of. Polanco
    of. Kemp
    Util. Billy Hamilton
    Util. Frazier
    Starling Marte
    Schoop
    Chris Carter

    Arms:
    Harvey
    Matz
    Nola
    Gio Gonzo
    Shoemaker
    Danny Duffy

    DL
    Rich Hill
    Tyson Ross

    I don’t have issues with HR’s but the runs and RBI’s have fallen off in the last few weeks. My average has been terrible as well and some of the arms I have turned in poor outings the last few weeks.

    Some notable FA’s available that I’ve been watching are:
    Melky
    Eaton
    Leonys
    Didi
    Moya
    Tim Anderson

    Stand pat for now? Add one of the FA’s but I can’t bring myself to drop any of those guys…

    I NEED HALP!

    Thank you for your time sir.

    • SWAT290 says:
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      @SWAT290:

      Sorry I forgot the closers:

      Jeanmar
      Madson
      Cody Allen
      Carlos Esteves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Carter and play a hot bat over Kemp, and bench him… Can try Moya…Since your league is shallow, you need to play hot hands over trusted vets

      • SWAT290 says:
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        @Grey:
        Sound advice as always, thank you much!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Jolly Rancher says:
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    HiYa Grey!

    My SPs are driving me to drink and the minute I want to drop and pick someone up, an opponent grabs him. Perhaps too much thinking on my part before pulling the trigger! So, question for you, I have McCullers, Rodon, Duffy, Paxton, JRoss, Keuchel and Velasquez (DL) on my bench. Thinking of dropping one or two for Reed, McHugh and/or Koehler. Thoughts or hold? In 10-team H2H weekly points league. Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Keuchel is bleh…I’d stream, Reed

  83. knucks says:
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    With two runs in the first, Shields was given a lead before throwing his first pitch. Pale hose are gonna need to pad a few more runs than that I would think!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields looks like he should pitch in Korea with Latos

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: I’m streaming Porcello today, so Shields will be at his vintage best, while the 6th worse offense in baseball against righties gives ‘ol Rick the business.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I almost streamed Porcello today which means he’ll be amazing

  84. hankg says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS at catcher – Wieters or Castillo? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  85. Jon Doe says:
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    Moya or Ben Revere?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya, apples/oranges

  86. tank1 says:
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    Crazy to drop Heyward to take a flier on Moya as a bench bat? This is a 11-team keeper league (with OPS as extra category). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Little crazy

  87. B the Esq. says:
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    Why does SoN like Smyly’s start against the Os so much??!

    Want to drop him for Bauer in a 10 team H2H categories league, but with an apparently great start, hard to drop him now…

    Drop Smyly for Bauer??!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B/c Smyly’s been great peripherals-wise

    • Q says:
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      @B the Esq.: I’m not Rudy (or Grey for that matter), but in my totally unscientific opinion, SON gives a lot of weight to K/BB ratio over a guy’s career. Which is probably the best simple indicator of success that we have.

      BUT….there are guys who don’t walk anybody, but give up HRs. Because rather than walk someone, they groove it and get burned. So, SON is high on guys like Pineda, Fiers, WY Chen (Nolasco was the poster boy for this when SON first came out) etc b/c they don’t walk people. But because they give up HRs their ERAs rarely match their peripheral numbers. Smyly is in this category. K’s are good, very few BBs, but a lot of loud contact that can kill ya.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup agreed

      • SON is projecting HRs for pitchers and factoring that + extra-base likelihood into the ERA projection. Projected BABIP goes into the Hits & WHIP. So HR-prone pitchers should see higher ERAs relative to their WHIP and hard-contact pitchers should see higher WHIPs relative to their K/BB. Based on my research, I ignore recent starts since it has no predictive power (expect very mild on K’s) so the SON results might look like they regress HR/9 and BABIP too much based on recent starts.

        I’ve found there is a recall bias on guys whose HR/9 and BABIP don’t regress during the year. So people are more likely to remember the pitcher that SON stayed bullish on who crapped out (2016 Buchholz comes to mind) but won’t remember the pitcher who had a rough patch but bounced back (2016 Scherzer?).

        It is worth noting that K and BB projection have the highest correlations per game. It’s possible that, b/c of it, SON’s K and BB projections are bolder vs other stats (notably Wins) where it may stick closer to the mean. That could have an impact on the $. Hard to say.

  88. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Can I cut bait on delino deshields in a deep 20 team? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  89. Rich says:
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    Which of Brett Lawrie or Matt Duffy would you drop for Moya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  90. Crock says:
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    Trace or Moyà?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  91. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Drop Thompson for Moya? 12t H2H 6×6

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  92. Cram It says:
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    Mac Williamson worked out as a batty call. Granted, I had to make like 7 of them on that team today due to a short schedule, but still!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waiting on Rickie Weeks tonight!

  93. Dusty Briches says:
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    What would you want in return for Kershaw from this group:
    Edwin, Donaldson, Xander, Ortiz, Polanco

    My lineup:
    Rizzo, Segura, Arenado, Kang, Betts, Marte, Heyward, Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson or Xander — or Edwin and Polanco

  94. Doug says:
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    Kepler or Carlos Gomez going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  95. KevBo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Contreras or Wellington ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shallow league? Can try Contreras, Welington ROS

      • KevBo says:
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        @Grey: Sorry about that, 10tm H2H – other FA C’s are Martin, Realmuto, Hermmann, Hundley so not like Wellington is irreplaceable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Contreras

  96. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I’m looking for a 1B. Would you trade Marte for Freddie freeman.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I was talking about Starling Marte from Pit

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Haha. And that’s why he said no.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            he wants one of the following for Freeman: Degrom, Cueto, Bum, Correa, Machado, Marte, Cargo. I dont think any of them are worth freeman right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tell him forget it

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Thats exactly what I thought. Thanks grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i tried offering Shoemaker or Paxton for Freeman

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah tough sell

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: trade ketel marte for freeman, do it before guy gets more confused than some other person.

  97. ryanoger says:
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    Util. spot Moya or Val?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  98. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Ok, I am without my female for a couple days…I let her out of her cage. Dang, first Cram and now me. What doc do I need to see (besides OJ) or have you been wanting to see but haven’t? Might go The Look of Silence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why you fighting OJ one? It’s ridiculously good

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I feel like I have ADD recently. Just need a one and done. I’m still on the 5th episode of Bloodline…tried watching it 3 times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I enjoyed the doc Topspin not depressing but interesting

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Maybe I’ll check it out, but I am following your lead. A little sunshine in my life can’t hurt, fun doc it is! One more depressing doc and Cage might turn into my favorite rapper.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know Cage the wrestler, cage the elephant but not Cage the rapper

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m gonna listen to this while clipping rose buds from their stems

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      RA makes everything better

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha we all go thru our weird phases..I don’t know alot about the guy but the cut of his gib is suspect

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @nick the dick: Ha, completely forgot about that. I liked Cage and Necro for about 2 months. Although “Take HipHop Back” last year was legit.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Love this song

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, just another great album i’ve tried to get you to listen to for years!!

  99. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Someone just dropped Archer in my league. Shallow league, but still, isn’t he an automatic pick up on upside alone? Worth dropping a bench bat for him at least, no? Or am I overvaluing him on past years performance? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him and pray

    • William Hung says:
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      @GrassyNoelRedding: Archer’s K/9 is still elite and his xFIP indicates some season long bad luck, but he’s no waiver fodder… yet

  100. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Prayer circle for Gregory Polanco – grabbed his quad after grounding out… Kang is up right now so still too early to tell if Polanco will leave the game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noooooo

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: phew… he’s out there to finish the game

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thank god

  101. Frank Costello says:
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    Betts or Rizzo going forward in a 6×6 with OBP ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, tossup

    • William Hung says:
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      @Frank Costello: tough call – I guess Rizzo since he’ll be ahead of Betts in HRs, RBIs and OBP

  102. Jonathan A says:
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    drop Trayce Thompson for Yordano Ventura? Ventura is on waivers….

    I don’t need pitching just looking to add an asset to trade later on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. Steve says:
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    Question for Ralph if you’re out there or anyone with insider Boston info…

    When’s Moncada gettin his cup of coffee this season?

    Should I stash him now? Over Trea? 14-team super competitive keeper

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Steve: dr lifshitz has said sept on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should ask on his last post so he’s pinged

  104. Samwell Tarly says:
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    How would you rank the following:

    Maeda, Nola, Samardjia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  105. Gold Dust says:
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    great read Grey. I too remember drafting Hanley 1st overall. how times have changed….

    Should I trade my Heyward and Castellanos for Joey Bats?
    I have Crush and Belt in the OF and Frazier at 3B. My UTILs would be VMart+Profar.
    I would pick up probably Melky/Kepler plus the best SP streamer for the week, in the mean time. I’m in 1st so I think I can wait for Joey Bats DL stint. Do you still like Bautista ROS? more than Heyward and Casty ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right…. I’d take Bats…

  106. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Christian Yelich, Nick Castellanos
    get- Jonathan Villar, Adam Eaton.

    with the loss of Mallex Smith I’m looking to get SB.

    I’m in first place..
    R (15) – HR (16) – RBI (16) – SB (13) – AVG (16) – W (11) – SV (12) – K (11) – ERA (15) – WHIP (14)

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Alvarez. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Castellanos.
    OF- Marte. OF- Trumbo. OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. UT- Granderson.
    BN- Merrifield, Bregman, Jankowski, Alcantara. DL- MSmith. DL- Duda.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- Estevez. P- Kintzler. P- Feliz.
    BN- Smyly, Bradley, Garcia, Lorenzen. DL- Ryu. DL- O’Day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  107. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Which one for ROS…J.Upton, C.Gomez or C.Santana? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  108. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: When do you come out with your FIP pitching article? I still remember how that article saved me years ago when you told everyone to hold Ubaldo right before he broke out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t do it anymore, it’s in all the roundups

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: :( :( :( :(

  109. William Hung says:
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    3.86 ERA / 1.22 WHIP / 11.02 K/9… do I start Harvey tonight against the Braves? I need to lower my ratios!

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: If you can’t start him against the Braves….

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: any other situation will be a no brainer but this week I’m facing a guy who has a really good pitching staff (Kershaw (2x), Arrieta, Cueto, etc.

        He already has 6 wins from his staff so I’m not even trying to compete there. The only way I can steal the pitching cats is to target the ratios, ERA / WHIP / K/9 and beat him in Saves, which I should. I should also win losses (currently have 1 less loss than him), as long as Harvey does his job I should be good

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Still a no brainer. You’re gonna have to get those ratios down. You can’t not start him here.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: Yeah I totally agree – thank god I was able to flip Archer for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course

  110. joe says:
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    tomorrow’s pitchers to start or sit
    rodon vs tor (aaron sanchez)
    jameson vs lad (nick tepesch)

    i’m thinking sit and start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit and start

  111. Rich says:
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    Merrifield or Trayce Thompson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield

  112. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. my arrieta and castro for altuve. losing arrieta would leave my staff with k-zar, rodon, wacha, darvish, velazquez, taillon, gray and reed. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve side

  113. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Which side? Ops league.
    Trumbo, Murphy and Tomlin.
    Scherzer, Hosmer, Gennett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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        @Grey: you’re fast. Guy wanted hitting for pitching so I offered 2 of the guys he wanted. See what happens. Thanks for the vote of confidence. He has Fielder on reserves would you still do it instead of Hosmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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            @Grey: Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  114. John says:
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    Is Villar a sell high candidate? Zobrist and Val for Odubel and Villar?
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe but not there

  115. Bacon Strips Yum says:
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    5×5 head to head league

    Which side?

    Thor and Polanco

    Rizzo and Braun (I have W. Myers as backup 1B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • Bacon Strips Yum says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        Just to clarify my SP’s are: G. Cole (DL), Pomeranz, Salazar, Matz, Hellickson, Gausman, Shoemaker, C. Reed, and stashing Giolito. Still leaning towards Rizzo side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  116. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Any reason of optimism for Anthony Rendon?

    Segura is still available in my league for some reason as well as Schoop?

    Time to make a move? Which one?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Schoop

  117. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, drop k. Davis for either Holliday, moss, or m. Upton? We have 4 util- spots, and would j. Peralta be worth using in util- spot? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  118. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a keeper league, would you trade your $9 Taillon (keepable at $12) for a $0 Alex Reyes (keep at $3)? Snagged Taillon in FAAB, but seems like Reyes is the more exciting long term guy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for future years

  119. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also, Darvish over Salazar for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. Prince George says:
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    Grey, thanks for all you do. 12 team points, keeper league….. pick one Semien or S Moya. Just looking for best bench bat for now. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moya

  121. Theo for President says:
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    Who do you like as the better keeper in an OBP and SLG league…. JD or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  122. Jon says:
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    Any idea who the next SS prospects to be called up are? I hover over the drop button on Semien everyday and the wire is bare in a 14 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph in his post yesterday

  123. Knucks says:
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    Surprised to see Moya still chillin on the wire in friends and fam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah? Let’s see if I can remedy that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done!

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: HAH! That’s great

  124. Mike Devereaux says:
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    H2H points league. Need a SS replacement. Top 2? Semien, Espinosa, A. Cabrera, Gregorious?
    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, Didi

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. belt for ed nunez/justin turner. belt is current my dh and looking for an upgrade over castro at 2b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt side

  126. TOGMAN says:
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    10 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Forsythe, Schoop, or LeMahieu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  127. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    stanton, off a good pitcher too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s alive

  128. Pat says:
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    Yo, Gray

    Ive beem offered Abreu, Cast or Votto for Dyson. Whom do you like best? Be a utility bat for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  129. Happyharry says:
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    H2H, 6X6..how would you rank these for rest of season – J.Upton, Carlos Santana, Carlos Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d flip the last two, Upton then toss up

  130. Cram It says:
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    Keith Hernandez just made a Fred Asparagus reference. Legendary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best!

  131. CoachGonzo says:
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    12 team h2h ….do I trade thor , polanco, rosenthal , and goldy for price stanton miggy, and kimbrel.

    Thor elbow is worrying me, stanton could be ready to go off, and rosenthal has to be close to losing his job. Advice is much appreciated razzballers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound awful

  132. peacecoast says:
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    wow I just dropped Chen, had him all year, was killing me..look at him now vs the Cubs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Friggin baseball

  133. William Hung says:
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    what’s the record for consecutive ABs with a strikeout? I think Jake Lamb might be headed there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why what’s he got?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: 6 straight right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the record though?

  134. herschel says:
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    OG Mini Donkey yo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  135. Dusty Briches says:
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    Would you trade Kershaw, Kang and Miller for Xander, Kluber, S Dyson, Schoop?
    10 Team 5×5 roto non-keeper

    And I can switch out Kluber for JD if I want. What do you think? Thanks!

    C-Castillo
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Segura
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Kang
    OF-Betts
    OF-Marte
    OF-Heyward
    UT-Trumbo
    UT-Lamb
    Bench-Mazara, O’Brien, Choo, Merrifield, Reed

    SP-Kershaw, Shoe, Verlander, Ross, Sanchez, Hill, J Gray, Duffy
    RP-Miller, Esteves, Bush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, you need Kluber if you send Kershaw

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather have Kluber or Harvey ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harvey

          • Dusty Briches says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, have a great night.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dusty Briches: I wouldn’t do that. I’ve been drinking though.

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @Cram It: why not?

  136. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Went with Resurrection of Jake the Snake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid flick, even if the plot hinges on yoga

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Lots of grown men crying.

  137. John says:
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    Which side do you like in these two?

    1. Ozuna for Odubel

    2. Ozuna and Walker for Odubel and Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ozuna 2. Villar, apples/oranges though

  138. Jon says:
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    14 team keeper.

    Yordano or Shields? Or neither ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: How are people still rostering Shields? Is he the Isiah Thomas of Fantasy Baseball? How do people keep him on????

  139. alps88 says:
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    would you drop Gray for either McHugh or Bauer

  140. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Melvin pulling a Maddon. Brings Madson in the 8th to face the ‘heart of the order”: Trout, Pujols, Cron. Doolitle in the 9th

  141. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    do-little not establishing himself to take over CL duties. Is there a suspension for taking out the ump?

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