Yesterday, Wil Myers went 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homers as he hits .294.  How many posts does Wil Myers have with his post-hype sleeper?  More than the postman at the postoffice marking his post-lunch post-time with some extra postage licking and complaints that they have their postbaccalaureate to sort postcards without postcodes wishing they were postcoital not dealing with postapocalyptic posturing about the postage for the postmortem envelope they pulled out of the garbage that now looks postmodern.   Nah’mean?!  That’s 14 posts, kid!  Damn, I should be on Def Poetry Jam.  I know you wish there were some sleepers you could unswallow, but Myers has been the one shining light in a sea of brown, cloaked Padres.  This could be the last year that he’s even a question mark and not owned from start to finish.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.44.  Pomeranz’s ERA feels like it’s slowly removing a Band-Aid and at the end it’s still going to reopen the scab and be covered with hair stuck to it.

Julio Teheran – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. San Diego.  Coincidentally, Padres vs. Teheran was also the name of a Red Cross mission into Iran.  “Hey, look, I’m a Friar of falafel.”  That’s a Father in Iran working the room.  Teheran’s ERA is now down to 2.85, and his peripherals are also decent.  Heard rumors that the Royals might trade for him.  Sounds like the second coming of the Cueto trade from last year.  But, that’s neither here nor there, Teheran has a solid next matchup vs. the Reds.  (What, are all the terrible teams playing each other right now?)

Chase d’Arnaud – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting over-.350 in the last week with three multiple hit games in the past eight games, and four times reminding me that I drafted Travis d’Arnaud.  Worth grabbing Chase for a little schmotato action.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Inciarte would like to thank the slow day of games yesterday for allowing him to get a blurb on Razzball.  He’d also like to thank his manager and his team at CAA.  Finally, his wife.  “Mi amore con grande corazon.  Yo lo tengo beisbol while you lo tengo the ninos.”  Damn, Ender got me like Pete Rose with two strikes — choked up.

Yordano VenturaRoyals have discussed trading Ventura due to his bad attitude.  Lastings Milledge has discussed signing him to his record label.

Edinson Volquez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.25.  The entire Royals team seems to be suffering from the Regression Fairies, who bailed on going to Kansas City last year, opting for Provincetown instead.

Chris Tillman – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.01.  Yay, super, awesome, adjective, adjective, adjective, exclamation mark in larger font, but he goes to Fenway next.

Hyun-soo Kim – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  Since he’s hitting .372 in the U.S., and they say Korean baseball is like Double-A, then he’d be hitting .576 in Korea.  I’d show the math but it’s way too detailed and this blurb is already too circumlocutory.

Vince Velasquez – Pulled after two pitches with biceps soreness.  Just asking for those of us in Game Start leagues, you couldn’t feel something was wrong in warmups?  You let two pitches go and suddenly there’s soreness?  I could see pulling something suddenly or twisting something out of nowhere, but soreness?  Soreness doesn’t come out of nowhere.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (2), hitting .284.  Remember the people in the preseason that were convinced Bryant was a stupid early round selection because his strikeouts were too high and I said don’t worry about it and they said you’re stupid?  Yeah, those people are enjoying themselves some Jose Abreu.

Javier Baez – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .274 as he started at shortstop.  Would love to see him start in place of Russell, but doubt it happens.  I have no quarrel with Russell, but he’s boring me to pieces and Javier Baezinga gets me percolating.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Watch the Cubs have four 20-game winners this year, which in the days of less innings and more relievers is unheard of.  Maybe John Lackey can even get an endorsement with Jockey underwear.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was called up.  The non-Italian Taillon!  In semi-related news, I had a dream that Jeff Locke hit the DL after accidentally scratching his cornea on Jon Niese’s nose.  Okay, so Taillon’s line looks just okay.  Agreed.  Remember, this was also vs. the Mets.  You know, the team that closed Urias’s other eye.  Taillon looked comfortable, considering it was his first game.  He gave up a lame jack to Ty Kelly (who?), then returned to make Rene Rivera look terrible.  I know, it’s Rene Rivera, but still, the game could’ve went sideways at that point; it didn’t.  His opponent, Noah Syndergaard (6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks) looked worse, and totally flustered at certain points.  No, I’m not saying Taillon’s better than Snydergaard; it was one game.  Chillax.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .246.  Conforto went ice cold like Vanilla Ice’s career after Ice, Ice Baby (irony?), but I believe in Conforto, and think he’s a solid buy low.

Kelly Johnson – Traded to the Mets for Akeel Morris, which sounds like the real name of a 90’s rapper.  “Should I make the $1,200 check out to Akeel Morris or Large Professor?”  That’s a concert promoter.  As for Johnson, um, yeah, cool.

Will Harris – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  And just that fast Harris is the closer.  Highly doubt they go to anyone else if he’s converting chances.  Damn, Giles was one clean inning away from being the closer.

George Springer – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Pop goes the Springer and Springer shows pop!

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 1 ER, but pulled with shoulder tightness.  It’s official, I can’t have anything nice.  I need to travel to Mecca with Sadat X and that Muslim basketball player that had Tourette’s and could shoot free throws.  I need to get right with my karma.  I don’t deserve this–*swats away fly*  Wait, was that bad?  Come back, fly!

Adrian Beltre – Left with a sore hamstring.  He hurt himself running from first to second on Prince Fielder’s single.  Obviously, Beltre was startled, not expecting to run.

Josh Hamilton – A surgeon found an ACL injury while Hamilton was having an operation on his knee.  That’s right, Hamilton injured his knee while having his knee operated on.  Hamilton has a better chance of getting tickets to see a musical about him called Hamilton by the guy that made the other Hamilton than playing baseball again.

James Shields – 2 IP, 7 ER.  Aging pitcher who hasn’t looked good in over a year moves to the AL but faces an NL team, but one of the best NL teams, and all the bookmakers say, “What…WHAT?!”  All the bookmakers say, “What…WHAT?!”  Sorry, I was working on my Josh Hamilton musical, was inspired from the previous blurb.

Stephen Drew – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer.  He went back-to-back with Danny Espinosa (3-for-5, 3 runs).  Bittersweet for Trea Turner fans.  More bitter than sweet, more sweet than bitter.  Bitter than sweet.  A bittersweet surrender.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  The Ghost of Ryan Zimmerman has risen.  “I am the Ghost of Ryan Zimmerman.  Do you know how to get a stain out of some white sheets?”

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Honestly, I was surprised the White Sox got a hit off him.

Taijuan Walker – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 3.48.  Hopefully you held him after his past two shellackings.  Shellacking, that is a word made for pitchers.  I wonder if that’s Vin Mazzaro’s middle name.

Chris Iannetta – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  0.1% of fantasy owners go crazy!  Or, more aptly, Chris Iannetta’s mom owns one fantasy team.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-3, 2 runs and two steals (7, 8).  Within a week, he’ll be batting leadoff again.  Okay, within a week, he should be.  Don’t quibble, you quibbler!

Carlos Carrasco – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  Still think he’s getting the rust off his Kuntz, and would buy him low.  I love me some Carrasco.  Not as much as Tapatio, but a lot.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Kenta Maeda, roughly translated from Swahili means no wormies.  Too bad his name isn’t Hakuna Matata.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .298.  Don’t take this the wrong way, but I keep thinking Belt is doing better.  Not that he’s doing bad, but better.

Santiago Casilla – Bochy, with his rather large head, decided to play matchups in the 9th inning.  Casilla started the 9th, then Javier Lopez, then Hunter Strickland got the save.  None of them looked bad.  Well, Casilla’s looked bad in the recent past.  I’d guess Casilla, Strickland, Gearrin, in that order, for saves, but obviously Casilla’s on thin ice while performing at SAGNOF Capades.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.42.  Eovaldi had a huge early lead, then pitched to the score.  Super.  Sorry, went to the bathroom.  Didn’t mean super.  Was gonna say, supervise me when I think about picking up Eovaldi so I don’t.

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and now has homers in three straight games.  The Rise of the Zombino starring Beltran and Susan Sarandon with this message, “Please now ignore everything bad I said about Hillary.”

Chris Parmelee – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (1, 2).  I wish I would’ve picked Parmelee up as a batty call.  Yes, I like whine with my cheese.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 3rd homer.  Priming himself for my pre-All-Star Game contest where former home run hitters face off in a home run derby.  C’mon, Ellsbury, you can beat Mauer!

Jefry Marte – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  The Yankees and Angels scored 18 runs combined, and everyone that did something is on waivers.  What a giant effin’ ticker tease.

Chase Anderson – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.21.  That’s nice, but Chase is usually being Chase’d.  Early and often.

Rich Hill – No go for his start on Saturday, scratched due to his groin.  Weird, because most pitchers scratch their groin while pitching.

Jaime Garcia – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. Alfredo Simon 5 IP, 6 ER.  This matchup was billed at That Jaime/Simon Game, which is also what Art Garfunkel used to say when Paul would pretend to forget his wallet at dinner.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers.  Owned in 13% of ESPN leagues.  If you would just platoon Moss in and out of your lineup, it would be worth more than your cool-guy stashing of prospects.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  The Superfluous H is on the bhoard!

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .333.  I still ranked him a bit too high in the preseason, I get that, but Fatt Adams hasn’t been bad.  As of now, he’s ahead of Jose Abreu on our Player Rater.  It hurts me to write that as much as it hurts you to read it.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .303.  Mean’s while, Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .259.  Cozart and Barnhart sound like parallel universe composers.  They’re composing The Magic Fluke.

Joe Mauer – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 7th homer.  Someone’s ready for Ellsbury!

Brandon Kintzler – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st MLB save.  Finally, the Twins laid Kevin Jepsen to rest.  Sleep tight, Jepsen, sleep tight.  Inside a sealed container, preferably, that is put out to sea.  Paul Molitor said, after talking about his 39-game hitting streak, that Kintzler and Fernando Abad would share closing duties.  Kintzler has closing experience in the minors and has been effective.  Abad is a bad man, but I’d put him behind Kintzler for now.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Byung Ho Park – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  I wonder if there’s a lot of Ho Hums in Korea.  Deep Thoughts With Grey Albright.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Other than two starts this year, Odorizzi has been solid, so why is it he’s doing nothing for me?  I mean, not literally.  Well, literally, he is doing nothing for me, because I don’t own him, but I mean he’s not exciting me.  Hmm, maybe it is because I don’t own him.  Yeah, I’ve painted myself into a logic corner.  Little help.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4 and two solo homers (10, 11), hitting .202.  Also, in this game, Rickie Weeks (2-for-4) hit his 3rd homer and Desmond Jennings (1-for-3) hit his 5th homer.  Feels like these three should be on the Island of Misfit Toys. “Kids used to love us and put us on their fantasy teams.  Now, we’re stuck here with the Snow Miser and Randal Grichuk.”

Archie Bradley – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA up to 5.22.  He should be named, Alas Bradley.  Make it easier since that’s what everyone calls him when he’s on their fantasy team.  Well, he’s seemed to rope us in again.  Stream-o-Nator hates his next matchup and I see no reason to hold onto him.

Drew SmylyRays will skip Smyly in their rotation next time around.  What that means essentially is the Rays would drop him if they could, but you’re holding onto him in a league where you can choose from 29 other teams’ pitchers.  You don’t think the Rays would grab Jerad Eickhoff, Michael Fulmer or Matt Shoemaker if they could?

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I picked him up right before game time yesterday.  You, “Fantasy Master Lothario, in all of your brilliance and handsomeness how did you know to grab Smoak?  Was it the Hitter-Tron and its horniness for metal?  Was it your intuition?  Are you a witch?”  Easy, Razzball Reader, it was that I saw he was batting 4th and he was available.  Yup, hard methodology to teach.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  F5!

Troy Tulowitzki – Expects to return on June 13th.  When you’re injured 17 times a year, you get pretty good at coming up with a timetable.

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies seem to back their PT Cruiser up to Zimmermann’s ratios once a month and unload all of their crap.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Whatevs, you were so April/May!  Which sounds like a Marvel character.  “Spiderman, please don’t go.”  “I have to, April May, it’s my destiny.  Plus, what else am I supposed to do with web nets spinning out of my wrists?  Set up tennis courts?”

  1. KillerB says:
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    @grey – time to drop rodon? Or will I regret it? Bradley and Taillon are both available — which one would you grab (all keeper eligible)? Thanks.

    • KillerB says:
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      @KillerB: actually tallion gone but shoemaker, Roark, Bauer, Conley, eikoff, yordano and Glasnow all available in addition to Bradley. Any of them work adding over rodon?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @KillerB: If its a keeper league, I would grab Glasnow if you can deal with him on the bench for a couple weeks.

    • knucks says:
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      @KillerB: Roark first then Shoe if redraft, but maybe Glasnow if keeper, as B noted here.

  2. tobiasfunkeanalrapist says:
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    Is it crazy to be considering dropping Franco for Martin if Martin looks like a 25/25 guy once again once he comes back? It would be for my Util spot and I have duvall for power so Franco might be the guy to drop. Thoughts? And as always keep up the good work my man.

  3. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey, was wondering what you thought of these potential trades in a 12 team OBP and QS Yahoo League:

    1) I give up Mookie Betts and Lawrie for Cano and Carrasco
    2) Give up Vizcaino for Puig

    I currently have Devon Travis, Machado, Villar, and Lawrie for my 2B, SS, and MI spots so Cano would slide in for Travis’ position. OF I have Betts, Martinez, Belt, Blackmon, and Brantley on the DL. I could use another ace to stabilize my young pitching staff (Salazar, Nola, Joe Ross, Walker, and Iwakuma)

    Thanks!

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Eric: I’d hold Mookie

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: 1. Hold Mookie….2. Take Puig

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Eric: Don’t trade Mookie. Vizcaino isnt anything special, but I don’t think Puig is much at all either….your OF is fine, if you want to move Viz try for an infielder, or maybe lower tier starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with F

  4. Chris says:
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    Great read as always. I own giles & harris. Do I cut giles for kintzler or is the situation still to fluid in houston? Not sure how long perkins is out. Thx

    • Matt says:
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      @Chris: I had same situation and cut Giles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Thanks! Yes, cut Giles

  5. Ryan says:
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    I need to drop one of these SP, which one should it be? Jimmy Nelson, CC Sabathia, Jaime Garcia

    Preferably I’d drop all three but unfortunately that isn’t possible. 12 team H2H

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Ryan: sab

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Ryan: CC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with others

  6. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    So with the news/performance this week for Yordano (since dropped), Smyly, Salazar, Rodon, and Yu, I was just wondering which sort of prayer octagon would be best for these guys?

    Thanks!

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @JakeTPE: SON hates that mother, so unless deep h2h, NL only or large innings/games started roto (and deep league teamwise) probably no.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Time to get naked and sacrifice some chickens

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Crap…I forgot the chicken part

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Ha! If that’s what it’s gonna take…

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Step one complete, just need the chickens

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: We need a Hands Across America-sized one

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey:
        Yes! I’ll set it up!

  7. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    accelerating my trade attempts to move a SP to bring up urias so i can add players (i’ll miss kintzler and i have no closer anymore). if beltre is really hurt and gallo sucks (it’s probably more likely profar just plays 3B in that instance though) it’ll have really sucked that i just traded franco for joc. dynasty 20 teamer with defensive stats, bunch of pitcher stuff too, holds, K/9, relief appearances, wins for RP etc. h2h
    C salvy
    1B fielder
    2B profar
    SS andrus
    3B beltre
    LF upton (now with CF)
    CF joc
    RF stanton
    util maz
    BN hicks/scooter/flowers
    DL choo (plays LF when back up, maz doesn’t seem like he’d be moving), forsythe
    NA dahl/gallo/brinson/delino
    SP darvish/liriano/hammel/archer/karns/straily (max 13 total pitchers)
    RP V2 (almost hope he’s RIGHT to DL)/tolleson/giles/diekman/salas/cedeno/estevez
    DL cobb
    NA urias
    got an offer out for fatt adams for karns or straily, will try jaso next, bour after. joseph too.

    1. got an offer of conforto + joseph for hammel. thinking my pitching is having too many problems right now (and my OF would be crazy crowded with everybody + conforto) with liriano/archer/V2 (possibly hurt)/darvish (lesser chance he’s really hurt) to move hammel in that deal. sound about right? if i did that deal hicks is easily dropped, scooter is when forsythe is back. flowers only around from salvy being hurt and off days for putouts.

    2. this rank look about right for guys i haven’t mentioned yet for straily or karns: jose ram, solarte, yesmany, prado? (i only targeted teams with at least 1 really bad SP)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 7 RP slots, 5 SP slots, max 1 BN pitcher (when i say 13 total pitchers)

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Profar’s not playing 3B. Doubt his shoulder could handle it at the moment.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: useful point, good thing i have gallo too then (worried gallo hits like .185). since profar will fairly quickly get 1B in yahoo (maybe) might go more for 3B guys in trades.

  8. Mike says:
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    Lol at the Hamilton piece.

    I mentioned to you yesterday that I traded Gio G. for Matt Harvey. However, I’ve got Gio until tomorrow and he’s toeing the rubber tonight. Start or sit him against the White Sox?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: just noticed that tom koehler is on the waiver wire and faces the Twins today. You think he’s worth a stream if I sit Gio?

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Mike: other person advised no on koehler yesterday.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Im throwing Koehler tonight but its risky

  9. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    wow, i wish i owned smyly in leagues where shoemaker and fulmer and (maybe) eickhoff weren’t. “wavy lines seen across street emanating out of house basement where person in shallower league plays, wavy lines infect head nearly enough to drop smyly for c.anderson (best available in my smyly leagues)”

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It:
      Smyly 64% owned (-9%)
      Shoemaker 40% owned (+8%)
      Fulmer 66% owned (+21%)
      Eickhoff 30% owned (-1%)

      Those are Yahoo! Numbers, so there are definitely leagues where Smyly is owned and all three of those guys are not. Until recently, that was sort of likely. Even now Smyly is way more owned than Shoemaker and Eickhoff.

      I wouldn’t drop Smyly for Anderson, but (assuming you mean Chase Anderson, not Cody Anderson) probably depends on league depth.

      • Wudaben says:
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        @FKA Ralph: I kinda want to drop Smyly in a league where I own Shoemaker, Rodon & Pineda so I know the feeling.

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @FKA Ralph: i’m sure they exist, the wavy lines was a portal to a different league with a different owner. not one of MY leagues (and i’m in 19 yahoo leagues) has any of those 4 unowned.

  10. Joey says:
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    I”m surprised no mention of Beltre injury and Gallo watch starts again.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Joey: might just move profar to 3B, he’s like the slightly older, less upsidey version of moncada, but profar CAN play SS too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey: Surprised you didn’t see me mention him

  11. The Harrow says:
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    yeah, KC didn’t mind yordano back when he was both insane and good at least half the time. he’s just shitty and insane now, pretty obv they waited too long, should’ve moved him back when he was just insane with upside, like the hot girl at the bar with the switch blade, now he’s like a less injured but even more underwhelming-when-compared-to-talent puig who’s a pitcher, while also being a bigger asshole than puig (and from some “reports” that’s hard to be)

  12. NEIN inning guy says:
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    Hi guys,
    I’m playing in a 12-teamer dynasty league with AVG, OBP, SLG, R, RBI, HR, K & NetSB.
    Have Jhonny P on my DL and Suarez on my Active Roster. Nunez also on my team. Is it okay to drop Suarez?

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    Thanks for the big head Todd shout out. Made my day.

    Drop Devon Travis for Profar, or try to hold both? I have Forseythe coming off DL too. Javey Baez 4th in that INF mix?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Biff: Hold Travis for what reason? He’s hitting 50 pts below the mendoza line

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biff: No problem…. Yes, Profar

  14. Nitro says:
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    Have one spot open for stream this weekend. Who do you like best?

    Niese home vs. Cards
    Gausmann @ Toronto
    Fiers @ Tampa
    Kazmir @ SF

    Thanks!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nitro: Fiers for me

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Nitro: I would take Kazmir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Kaz, but none really

  15. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Did I make the right choice in dropping Doolittle for Kintzler? Doolittle is obviously the better pitcher and it looked like he was getting the job a week ago, but it still looks like Madson is the closer.

  16. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team mixed, h2h, standard 5×5 categories:
    A) I need to drop one of these SP to activate someone from the DL: Rodon, colon, Duffy, shoemaker. I was thinking rodon.. Do you think he can turn it around?
    B) do you think profar gets demoted? If not, do you like him over Schoop?

    Thanks!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      To add on, could you give me the 2 SP you’d drop and the order you’d drop them in? Thanks!

      • knucks says:
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        @Josh-NYC: Colon, Rodon

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Colon first then Rodon. I think Profar stays up and plays. He got some time at First the other night. I think they are trying to figure out ways to get him on the field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: A) Rodon B) Doubt he gets demoted

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: That really helps to put holding Rodon in perspective. Thank you Grey!

  17. Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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    I would just like to thank Robin Ventura for once again putting in closer David Robertson in a non-save situation (and this time even more meaningless game, yeah, I know he hadn’t pitched in a week, but come on).

    He’s given up 9ER now in those last 2 situations. Ventura Must have had bad flashbacks after the Machado fight that caused him to forget that, as a rule, closers in non save situations always give up runs.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Bogaerts Turner Overdrive: they should just have these guys play “simulated innings” against their own team’s batters at practice when they think they need “work”, rather than in game situations.

  18. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    In a 20 team league would you trade crisp for Paxton? Thanks

  19. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team league, drop Chen for Kintzler or Davies or hold

    • knucks says:
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      @Nightpandas: Yea grab Kintzler if you can. Maybe he keeps getting saves.

      I also want to admit that I went and started Chen last night against my own better judgment, plus Grey’s and SON advice. The worst part about this…. I now am stuck trying to decide if I should hold him for his next start at Petco or not. Anyways, best of luck NP.

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @knucks: thanks man, yeah I got Chen off waivers before that 12k performance, he’s been crap since

        • knucks says:
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          @Nightpandas: I drafted him as a cheap QS play because we switched to QS instead of Wins. Guess I shouldn’t have chosen Chen over Lackey.

  20. HomerHWBush says:
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    Drop Semien for K. Marte?

    • knucks says:
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      @HomerHWBush: Sure, especially if you prefer the potential speed over power

  21. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    Eugenio Suarez or Jhonny Peralta?

    Khris Davis or Jhonny Peralta?

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Great Bambino: I’d prob go with Suarez, Khris (if healthy)

      • Scott says:
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        @knucks: 2nd question is known as “which superfluous H?”

  22. Chud says:
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    ROS upside in 10 team 5×5:

    MAdams/LMartin/JPeralta?

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chud: Martin, Adams, Extra h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Adams, Leonys, different things though

  23. Strolg says:
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    1. Nobody wants a Charlie In The Box!
    2. I’ve decided to give Beltran a drawer.

  24. Knighttown says:
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    You like Alexei or Baez for an MI slot in a 12 team daily 5×5?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Knighttown: that’s nasty for a 12 team. brad miller might be around.

  25. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team OBP, finally have some SS options available to possibly replace Semien.

    Semien, Jhonny, Ketel?

  26. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi Grey. It’s always fun to read your daily article.
    Leonys is coming from DL. So, I should make a spot for him.
    These are candidates to drop:
    D. Peralta, T.Thompson, Buxton, Baez or just drop Leonys?
    Waiting for your wiser opinion, thanks :)

  27. Cram It says:
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    As a Bryant owner, I’m enjoying him outperforming Correa after one of the Razz contributors literally said we were idiots (not maliciously) for taking Bryant over Correa. Take that, guy who’s internet name I can’t remember!

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: I think his name was Jimmy Kimmel? Something like that :)

    • Scott says:
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      @Cram It: It seems like every draft I was in, there was a Bryant believer and all the other guys ragged him for it. I finally drafted him in my final league with Altuve and Seager. Probably end up being my best team.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Scott: I actually thought he was a little high risk/high reward for a first rounder, but safer than Correa.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Cram It: those 2 seemed close enough in OBP leagues for sure in march.

  28. Jim says:
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    Decision time & I cannot decide!
    Lenoys coming back tomorrow. Who to drop?
    Castellanos, Yelich, David Peralta, Jarrod Dyson or Conforto?
    Dyson doesn’t play every day, but every time he plays he seems to get a hit & a SB. He leads my team in SBs…but maybe he is the one to go?
    Thank you for helping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Dyson

  29. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Loving Myers right now…on pace for a 30/20 season and looks to be going completely unnoticed. Oh yeah and he’s batting close to .300.

    • Cram It says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: 5 of his HR’s and 1/3 of his RBI have come in the last 8 games. And last month he was 2/9/.229. Putting things in perspective, it makes sense he was going unnoticed. But hopefully he’s putting it together and it’s not just a short-lived hot streak.

  30. 740 says:
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    Grey, thanks for the write up bruh man! always appreciated

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    going foward….Harris or Ziegler?

    Gracias Amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Harris

  31. BERK! says:
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    If you’re wondering if anyone truly appreciated the wordplay that led to a scenario imagining a surly, ant-Semitic Art Garfunkel at dinner, well this guy did, Grey. This guy did.

    • Los Putos says:
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      @BERK!: You, me and the Rev Jesse Jackson.

      I lol’d then put myself in a safe space immediately.

  32. Scott says:
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    Is it Halloween already?

  33. Skeezix says:
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    Great stuff again Grey! Given last night’s performance (and uncertainty regarding whether he’s staying), would you drop any of Wisler, Shoemaker, Chen, Karns, Gausman or E-Rod for Taillon?

    • knucks says:
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      @Skeezix: Yea I would. And you better do it fast. Hold Shoe and Gaus for now though.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Skeezix: Drop Gausman

      • knucks says:
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        @B the Esq.: Over Karns/Chen/Wisler? Why? Because of the AL East pitcher thing?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Skeezix: Drop Chen.

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Everyone! I had to choose between Profar and Taillon for this week’s claim and I went with Profar (we only allow one claim per week). I can only hope Taillon is still there come Monday, but I doubt it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  34. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Bench bat: Heyward, CarGo, Johnny Peralta, or David Peralta?

    love the write up, thanks

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Spelling error that’s The Superfluous H no Johnny.

  35. GoJays says:
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    Do you feel Profar is an upgrade over Lawrie (or even Castro), understanding there is some uncertainty about his role?

    • knucks says:
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      @GoJays: Yea if Profar is still available, you can drop Lawrie for him. Someone noted above that the Beltre injury (hammy) could open up 3B for Profar for now. If he stays hot, they’ll figure out a way to keep him in the lineup. Last night was his first night off since he was called up (i think?).

      In my $$$ league I don’t own him, but I wish I did. I could scoop Lawrie off of waivers right now in this same league I’m talking about, for whatever that means to you. Best of luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GoJays: Agree with knucks

  36. knucks says:
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    Three Brocktune doubles last night off of Thor

    I can’t quote him exactly, but Ron Darling said something to the (brock)tune of…

    “You can really judge a young and up and coming player on how he approaches an at bat against the elite competition”.

    Anyways, I really like what Brocktunes been able to do this year. And so I was wondering… uh…. should we kill him?

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Fact check, the third dub, the one where he ended up on 3B was off of the Muppet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Haha, agreed… I watched the Taillon game last night, and hence Brocktune…

  37. John says:
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    please rank: Hill, Pom, Roark, Tomlin

    • knucks says:
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      @John: Hill hasn’t pitched since the 29th and is getting skipped this weekend. Basically has been on the DL, while wasting a roster spot for your fantasy team.

      Roark, Pom, Hill, Tomlin is how I see it right now. But I don’t own any of them so take that into account too.

      Not to be Cpt hindsight… but if you own Pom you should have sold high before yesterday. I’d still sell him now. He’ hasn’t pitched over 100 innings before. But as I said, I don’t own him. Or I guess, I didn’t own him for the first two months, then sell him before yesterday’s start. But I would have!

      • John says:
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        @knucks:

        Good advice. I tried a package of Pom and Hill when they were hot but no takers as I sought one reliable pitcher In return. League is either smart or lazy.
        Hamels is scary to me but the owner is trying way to hard to dump him. About what value would you give in return for his risk? Odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Roark, Pom

  38. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Drop Casilla for Will Harris?

    Rodon or Fulmer ROS?

    Finally, on a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you with the Darvish exit? Own him cheap in an AL-only roto and could possible move him to a team out of contention for a bat or two

    Appreciate it

    • knucks says:
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      @Harrison Ford in Air Force One: Yea Harris looks like he’s on his way to saves, Casilla looks on his way out. Decent gamble. Harris has been lights out for the past couple years now. As Grey noted, given the chance, he should run with it. I bet Mr. Ford would go with Harris. You should too.

      And Fulmer right now over Rodon. I wouldn’t worry about the ROS atm. Take the guy who hasn’t given up a run the last three starts over the guy with a neck prob whose start is getting skipped.

      Can’t speak to the Yu thing, but best of luck.

      • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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        @knucks:

        Appreciate it. Pains me as a White Sox fan to part ways with Rodon for Fulmer, but there’s no denying who’s been the better pitcher of late

  39. Geo says:
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    1. Please rank for h2h dynasty: Archer, Matz, Walker, Gausman, Odorizzi, Wood.
    2. Do rankings change at all for ROS vs. long term?
    3. Which 3 out of Harris, Giles, Jeffress, Smith, Strickland?
    4. Who is Yankees closer by end of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Geo: 1. Matz, Archer, Walker 2. Meh 3. Not Smith 4. Aroldis

      • Geo says:
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        @Grey: Grey, as always, thank you for your time and wisdom

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. peacecoast says:
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    Anyone starting Stroman tonight at home versus BAL?

  41. Burt says:
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    Chicago 2bs: Lawrie or Baez?

    • knucks says:
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      @Burt: The North Side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Burt: Agree with knucks

  42. web says:
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    T Walker over Tallion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Walker

  43. Scott says:
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    If you want to go the karma route, you might have better luck in Tibet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: See how lost I am!

  44. Dr Y says:
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    10 team mixed, no MI or CI, drop freeman for AJ Reed? Have Cdavis, Myers, and belt to fill in at 1B and utility for time being.

  45. Scott says:
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    Ben Revere seems to be getting it together. Would you drop Burns for him?

  46. Scott says:
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    Brett Lawrie or Derek Dietrich?

  47. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    Is there a glossary term for a batty call who hits two bombs on your hometown team? That happy, yet sad feeling. This is what Brandon Moss has done to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @‘Saul Gooood, Man: We used to have one but people deemed it to NSFW — f**king your stepsister

      • 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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        @Grey: hahaha man that one is good, I’m sad to see it go.

  48. Scott says:
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    Would you start Gio @CWS today in the Gonzalez bowl? (Miguel is his opponent)

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Hah i like that, the Gonzo-bowl. You can use Gonzo bowl if Gio or Miguel ever faces Niese as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Ha, I wouldn’t

  49. tbone says:
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    (4×4) would you trade maraza for lorenzo cain

  50. Maver1ck says:
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    Strasburg/Villar for Rizzo… Rizzo side, right? OBP league. SAGNOF!

    • knucks says:
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      @Maver1ck: Rizzo. You prob picked up Villar off the wire, got a solid 15 SBs or so out of him, then you’re flipping him and a pitcher for the guy Grey ranked 4th pre-season. Make it happen bruthaman.

      Then tune in as always. Grey will help you find the next faceless guy in the pool for some legs. You’ll be very happy about this deal come August. Can likely find a decent SP that sticks or stream out of the Stras spot.

      • Maver1ck says:
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        @knucks: Thank you, sir. Yes I snagged Villar off waivers the day Grey named his Friday BUY column on Villar in Week 3ish. I clicked accept on that sucker and am a happy camper.

        • knucks says:
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          @Maver1ck: Good stuff man. Yea I grabbed Villar that same day. Now if Grey comes here and says Strasburg/Villar, I sincerely apologize. I wouldn’t expect it. But if that happens, remember that I am just a guy. Grey is the coach.

  51. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank these doozies:
    Paxton v TEX 9.2
    Karns v CLE 7.4
    Guerra v NYM 7.3
    Liriano v STL 7.2
    Straily v OAK 6.3

  52. Mike says:
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    Absolutely awesome – but not the injury …

    Adrian Beltre – Left with a sore hamstring. He hurt himself running from first to second on Prince Fielder’s single. Obviously, Beltre was startled, not expecting to run.

    Made me laugh out loud at work.

  53. Gigorilla says:
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    circumlocutory……what they do to male babies named Ringling

    • Gigorilla says:
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      BTW Greyson, love the Dickerson post, and the Island of Misfit Toys. You need to hook up with Tim Burton on a project.

  54. JWRAY says:
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    Castro or Lawrie ROS? I think Lawrie might hit a few more homers, but Castro might be better all around. Thoughts?

  55. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Sorry for ending your hot streak, LoMo.

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

    Is DeSclafani worth streaming on Friday? SoN likes it and I need all the starts I can get with Salazar and Hill being skipped already this week. Planned on rolling with him Friday then Shoemaker Saturday. What do you think? thanks

  57. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Lastings freakin’ Milledge! Are you kidding me!!??? Awesome, Grey!

  58. BMC says:
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    Grey et all,

    I have a trade offer in my 14 team H2H that I need some feedback on. I’m leaning towards NO but need some reassurance.

    (Batter – R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP)
    (Pitcher – W, SV, K , ERA, WHIP, QS)

    Josh Donaldson

    for

    Lester and Blackmon (and maybe Castellanos, other owner is back and forth)

    My current roster is as follows:

    1B – Edwing
    2B – Profar
    3B – Donaldson
    SS – Jhonny P
    OF – Bruce
    OF – J.D. Mart
    OF – Duvall
    U – Upton
    U – Soo Kim
    BN – Lamb
    BN – Valencia
    BN – A.J. Reed
    DL – Leonys Martin

    ———

    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Gray
    RP – Rondon
    RP – Gregerson
    P – Doolittle
    P – Odorizzi
    P – Shoemaker
    P – Taillon
    BN – Eickhoff
    BN – Hector Santiago
    BN – Jaime Garcia

    Cheers,

    BMC

  59. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    i had Myers on my team earlier this season……ugh

    Hi Grey

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @ChefBoyRG54: Me too, I dropped him for Villar. *Happy Face

  60. Reid-A-Book says:
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    X-Files’ own Chris Carter or Belt ROS? Also, Conforto or Duvall ROS?

    Thanks! Great read this morning

  61. Jon says:
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    I have Leonys Martin and DeSclafani coming back tomorrow, would need to drop two pitchers to make room for both:

    Liriano, Eovaldi, Nelson, Gausman, Eduardo Rodriguez, Neris

    Make some moves? Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Ed-Rod, Eovaldi

  62. PHIL says:
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    Is Smyly done ? Is he someone to drop because he sucks ?

  63. JVanSlyke says:
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    Rough whip and era week but am down on innings. Should I stream Mcullers, Shoemaker or both??

    Does Lastings Millidge really have a record label? If so I hope Cappadonnas on it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanSlyke: Haha…. Don’t know their matchups, but gonna say prolly

  64. TonyMush says:
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    So at this point, would you own Bradley or Conforto?

    • TonyMush says:
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      @TonyMush: in a 12 man league with obp and slg.

  65. knucks says:
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    What are your thoughts on my waiver plans that will run overnight tonight. Anything you’d change?

    http://imgur.com/LOGeyEU

    12 team roto. I’m first in Power last in Saves. $100 FAAB (I have $55 left).

    I know you might not be a fan of that Khris scenario. Might be the time to have to take this chance. I’ve exposed Khris to waivers twice before and got him back. So no one seems to be all that interested in him in this league. He’s my only bench bat. And so far this year he has given me 2 HRs with 6 RBI. I’d like to think I won’t even get to #6 anyways, but we’ll see.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I don’t look at links going to teams

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: That makes sense, sorry bout that. Gonna spend a little FAAB on the twins sitch and add some of the SF pen if someone spends more for the twins pen.

        Kintzler, Abad

        Strick, Gearrin

        You already gave us that anyways, so thanks Grey!

  66. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    10 Team Non-Keeper 5×5 roto

    My Stanton and Segura for his Altuve and Rondon or Osuna?
    Am I better off trading to trade Stanton for SPing? I’m in first in HR, RBI, SB, need W’s, SV’s, K’s, R’s (3rd overall)

    Also, Rondon or Osuna?

    THANKS!

    My Team:
    C-Castillo
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Segura
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Kang
    OF-Stanton
    OF-Betts
    OF-S Marte
    UT-Trumbo
    UT-Mazara
    Bench-Heyward
    Bench-Reed
    SP-Hill, Ar. Sanchez, J Ross, Garcia, Bradley, J Gray, Smyly, Shoemaker
    RP-Jansen, Melancon, Abad, Bush, Giles

      • Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

      • Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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        @Grey: He also has K-Rod, over Osuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

          • Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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            @Grey: HA. Aright thanks man. just watched the craziest movie on netflix – Oldboy – check t out if u haven’t, its nutso.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, will do

  67. dem ribbies says:
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    We can only hope Yordano gets dealt to a NL team. His plunking tenancies would be put in check after he takes a 4 seamer to the ribs himself.

  68. Steph says:
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    Matt Adams or Tommy Joseph? Joseph is only 1B eligible in my league

  69. ryanoger says:
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    Pick one…redraft

    Duffy, Gausman, J Nelson, Shoe, or Taillon?

    thanks g!

  70. nick the dick says:
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    Large Professor!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @nick the dick: Aren’t you going to see him soon? Cause you were going to tell Ap he’s only permitted one wack album.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Yup the 18th. Saw my dude who DJing it last week and he said he also has a special guest coming. The suspense!

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @nick the dick: Fingers crossed that it’s Freak Nasty for your sake, but you know it will end up being some scrub like Kool G Rap.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha! If Kool G came to my little town i’d shit myself. He’s the crown jewel of rappers I haven’t seen live.

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @nick the dick: See, how did I know that? I’ve seen exactly 5 rappers and 3 DJs live…or have I? Tyler Durden.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I haven’t seen that many shows either but last year went to an old school hip hop concert at the casino. Rakim, Slick Rick, EPMD, Black Sheep, Public Enemy, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane. So dope….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d love to see EPMD, Rakim and BDK

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @nick the dick: Ha, slightly impressive line-up. I didn’t know Rick Rubin owned a casino.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Did he do wrath of kane pfft! Damn skippy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How about Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Nah but he did a bunch of classics. We gabbed like schoolgirls about it after I went!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I want to relive Kane night! I love him so much

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Me too, G. Me too. I got video! He danced as if it was his last dance ever. Spellbounding is the only word to describe it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, if only K-Solo were there rapping Spellbound!

  71. Bye Felica says:
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    You didn’t think you could sneak a 3rd base reference by me in that Springer blurb did ya?

    Those dudes were the shizz back in 89 lol

  72. Williamt says:
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    Pitcher help. H2H points league 10 team:
    Jon Gray, Terhan, Bradley, or Urias?

  73. Michael says:
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    Thanks for the recap!

    Im looking to move Ryan Braun in my keeper league. Not in playoff contention so looking to get a younger bat.

    Any realistic targets? I could also add Cozart, Matt Adams or Jose Ramirez… Best pitcher i can add is Tillman. Wouldn’t want to move any others because those are my pieces for my next year team.

    • knucks says:
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      @Michael: Yea aim high man. One of the younger SP 1’s. See what happens. Is there any names that came to mind for you, that you can throw out there for us?

  74. Bye Felica says:
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    DFS is starting to become easy.

    Think I’ll write a book then name it “stacking the odds” written on $100 bills .

    • knucks says:
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      @Bye Felica: Hah!

      Just curious, does this have to do with HT and SON? Or are you just running train on DK/Fanduel on your own? If so, I’d like to get your email somehow.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @knucks: nah, I play mostly on yahoo, some on duel.

        I loathe DK, it’s way too hard to win GPP there. I usually play $50- $100 at a time, sometimes more depending on matchups. Dbl ups & H2H mostly. $5/ $10 H2H. I play GPP’s just not as much as i used to when i first started playing. I like the small matchups, less ppl to mow down = more wins

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @knucks: There’s a ton of variance in fbb. I’m just on a heater right now! I’ve won like 70% in the last 10 days. That’s absurd and unstainable

  75. John Holden says:
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    Hey guys which side do you prefer in a 5×5 keeper league.
    Conforto and Teheran or J. Upton and Buxton.
    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @John Holden: As much as I love Conforto as a Mets fan, I’d have to go with the proven (and finally lukewarm) 28 year old and the higher touted prospect. Good luck!

      • John Holden says:
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        @knucks: Yeah being a mets fan I was leaning with my heart more than my head. Thanks for the advice! Good luck to you as well

  76. Hello Grey, or anyone else who wants to say hello.

    I dropped David Phelps, my worst performing reliever, for Kintzler in a league with categories for both saves and holds. A moment later I realized the only reason I could play 6 RPs most days is because one (Phelps) could fill an SP slot. So now I have Kintzler, Will Harris, Andrew Miller, Doolittle, Will Smith, and Casilla and only 5 RP or P slots.

    Should I:
    1. Drop one and pick up someone with SP/RP eligibility? And who would I pick? The candidates would be Phelps if he clears waivers, Vidal Nuño, Trevor May, Adam Warren, Joe Blanton….
    2. Try to trade one for a need elsewhere? Seems like Casilla is the most tradable but is he the best guy to sell?
    3: Just hold and bench one most days until things become clearer?

    Oh, and a second question: how worried should I be with Pomeranz? He’ll soon be in uncharted waters in terms of innings pitched. The same team as above is very thin on pitching: SPs are Pom, Jaime Garcia (yup, not a pretty pitching line yesterday), Shoemaker, Cole, Salazar.

    If I were to try option 2 above (selling Casilla or another RP) and I packaged the RP with Pomeranz or Garcia for a more reliable SP what range should I shoot for? Is, say, Jason Hammel too high? McCullers too low? How about Tehran or Steven Wright or Aaron Sanchez? These are all SPs on teams that need saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: 1. Phelps 2. You can trade a closer who is on the brink of losing his job? Sure, try for Hammel…Pom is gonna peter out likely

  77. Scott says:
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    Only thing keeping Chen on my team is his next start is at San Diego.

  78. Scott says:
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    Tyler Naquin or Domingo Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Neither? Domingo

  79. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, bud
    Is it bad if Matt Shoemaker is your best pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Phil, have you tried Danny Duffy?

  80. Scott says:
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    Who is the odd man out of Hammel, Joe Ross, Taillon, and Ed-Rod?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott: Ross/E-Rod

      Prob E-Rod because AL and division

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        E-Rod for sure.

  81. Scott says:
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    Pom got bombed!

  82. Sideshow says:
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    What about stashing Romo in SF? He is back shortly, hes experience closing & might be the best arm in that pen.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Sideshow: nope

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Strickland seems like he’s next in line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sideshow: He’s not going to leapfrog three guys immediately

  83. We're Out Of Room says:
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    Hola como estas Grey! I accepted a trade that I’d like your opinion on. I was offered Posey for Molina, 2B/SS Castro and Buxton. I’m in an ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP, QS, daily moves and 4 keepers per season.

    Anyway, I know have 2 open spots to fill, possibly 3 if I dump Chen(who’s been pretty meh for a few starts now). I’ll post my roster below but the candidates to add are: SS’s Marte, Semien, Peralta and Cozart (feel like I need another option at SS with Russell so “average” in fantasy terms). Then there is also DL OF’s Choo and Martin, 1B Zimmerman, Adams, Bour and Moss. However my staff has been so so at best and Shoemaker, Corbin, DeSclafani, Paxton and E-rod are all available.

    So in summary which 2 are you adding, or would you also drop Chen and add 3 players above? My roster is as follows:

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF C.Gomez
    Bench
    Bench
    DL Sano
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Gausman
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Pomeranz
    Bench SP Chen
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP McGee

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @We’re Out Of Room:

      I definitely like Matt Adams for one of the bench spots..

      • We're Out Of Room says:
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        @Josh-NYC: Thanks for the input Josh.

      • We're Out Of Room says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, accepted the Posey deal this AM. So you think Chen’[email protected]Grey: Thanks Grey, and I’m assuming that you’d hold Chen then correct? Also just incase Adams is gone once the trade processes tomorrow who’s your backup choice as a bench bat? Finally if you’d be so kind can you rank these SS options ROS: Peralta, Marte, Semien, Cozart….thanks again!

        • We're Out Of Room says:
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          @We’re Out Of Room: Sorry about the type-os there, page froze up and I just kept typing lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Martin….Jhonny, Cozart

          • We're Out Of Room says:
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            @Grey: Gracias Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  84. Scott says:
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    Who the heck is Alfredo Gonzalez? Batting 5th for the Astros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Back up back up catcher

  85. Phil says:
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    What does the future hold for Deshields? I have the chance to get him in a 20 team deep dynasty league for Kelvin Herrera (Holds league) plus spare parts.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Maybe a trade, could catch on and steal bases, maybe a Dyson-type career

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: leonys got thrown out of TEX (also with very little time spent or chances) and is doing fine elsewhere now. weirder part is that delino, having done pretty well last year should’ve had more rope.

  86. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Schoop or Profar for 2B?

    My lineup:
    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Marte, Khris Davis, Harper
    Util: Trayce Thompson, Jupton
    Bench: Leonys Martin
    NA: Reed

  87. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    For us ESPN-ers, Gattis is about to hit the coveted 10 games! #cattchis

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Josh-NYC: Absolutely. Slumps don’t matter for C-spot guys (esp ones that play every day), and then at least once a week he’ll dump a pile of awesome stats into your matchup. Way better than finding a UTL spot for him!

  88. jon a says:
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    Cole and Abreu or Cole and Votto for Rizzo?

    Would you do either of these? the same owner wants Jofer for Rizzo straight but I can’t do that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon a: Sure, Cole/Abreu

      • jon a says:
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        @Grey:

        should have mentioned 12 team keeper…. still do that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  89. Cohen says:
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    Grey, is Maeda worthy keeping in a 12 team roto or drop for open slot today? My Starters are
    JFER
    Salazar
    Matz
    Nola
    Hamels

  90. B the Esq. says:
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    My SP took a hit (or, rather a bunch of hits) last night…Zimmerman and Jaime Garcia, also had Joe Ross go the other night. 3 questions….

    Currently have Zimmerman, Garcia, Tailon, Harvey, Urias, Ross, Nola, Tanaka, E-Rod, Kershaw as my rotation.

    1) Have DeSclafani coming off the DL tomorrow. Drop any of the active SPs to activate DeSc or drop/try to move him?

    2) Alternatively or additionally, worth dropping any of the above for the Cobbler, Karns, Eichoff, Archie, Gausman, Corbin, Chatwood or the Emoticon?

    3) What would be a reasonable offer to get Jose Fernandez? Cutch? Braun? One of them plus a Urias type?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B the Esq.: 1. Let him stay DL’d for his 1st game 2. Ed-Rod for Cobbler 3. Try Braun

  91. ryanoger says:
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    K-Rod, Dyson, and Jeanmar.

    which two moving forward?

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Holds league: 2 saves guys, 2 holds guys sound solid? Thinking of loosing Gomez to roster Duffy or should I hold?

        thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  92. a bag of sand says:
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    Am I wrong to like Belt over Agonz ROS in roto leagues?
    Looking to trade Agon for name value as I have Belt on the bench for the most part.
    Also – K Davis or Mauer for a DH spot?

    Thx

  93. Jimbo says:
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    Jhonny or Schoop – ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jhonny

  94. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My team is a nightmare right now. On the positive side, Velasquez did put up 0.00 ERA and WHIP. Better than the 6ER in 4IP I was imagining in a no limit league. Make em say….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. Los Putos says:
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    Jane lee, A’s beat writer, tweets Melvin expects both Davis and Valencia in lineup for Fri.

    Fingers crossed.

    (As in Davis cant uncross his finger.)

    damn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  96. jon a says:
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    Kitzler or Strickland? Edwin Diaz? would be dropping Giles.. Not in dire need of saves as I have Papelbon, Jansen, Rondon and Dyson. Looking for saves, era whip k/9 ks for rest of season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler

  97. DVN says:
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    Have Castro, Lawrie, J.Peralta, Schoop, but it gives me two MI on the bench. Which one should I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  98. kendall jackson says:
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    Do I trade Chris Davis for Corey Kluber Str8 up?? 12 teams – OBP/QS otherwise standard

    I still have Stanton’s skeleton on my bench, and also Duvall, Pujols, K. Seager, and Park for power. (Plus Polanco, Myers, Belt, Marte…)

    Current pitchers include Harvey, Salazar, Quintana, and some other dudes (T. Walker, Hendricks, Chen, Roark, Fulmer)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  99. Gigorilla says:
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    Thoughts on Javier Baez ROS playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      75% of the time

  100. brett says:
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    How good is Joe Ross? I know JB loves him. I have him as a $1 keeper. I can move him for Price. Would you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Price

  101. Alex says:
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    Just dropped Starlin for Danny Duffy.. I have Jhonny at SS now too. How’d I do? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    I thought he was going to work with Milton Bradley making board games?

    Anyway…

    So Grey, I have Jon Gray and Son Gray. Which Gray is the better Gray, Grey?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Gray

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Damn, that’s a very gray response…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  103. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points

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

    Which side do you prefer ROS in this proposed trade: Abreu, Matz, and Posey for C. Davis, J.Ross, and Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, pretty fair

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sweet thanks again! Still trying to pry Davis away from another team.

        I first offered him my Abreu, Matz, and Posey for his C. Davis, Nola …

        then he countered with Cole, J. Ross, and S. Perez for my Posey, Salazar and Stanton… which I politely declined…

        So maybe he’ll bite if I ask for Ross back instead of Nola especially after Ross last outing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Oh wow the Miggy owner said “yeah maybe” to my offer of Posey and Abreu for Miggy. Obviously you’d prefer that deal instead of the one for Chris Davis right? The only thing is that I’d have 3 Tigers but no biggie right? (Miggy, JD, Upton)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  104. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who’s the drop among Carlos Gomez, Maybin, and Travis Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin or Maybin, depends on needs

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: That answer is a little confusing. I’m guessing I should keep Maybin, and it comes down to Gomez or Shaw based on need.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops, Maybin or Shaw are the drops, depends on the needs

  105. John says:
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    Points lg limited bench,

    A. Is Taillon here to stay u think? Think if so he can get like 10 starts with his inn limits?

    B.Have Jansen Familia Jeffress Mcgee and Colome as closers thats about max, dump any for Harris? No room!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Hopefully B. Hold

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @John:
      Sent down

  106. Gregjeffries says:
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    Yo Grey!
    Need to lose one of these scrub SPs, who you dropping first?
    – Ed Rod
    – Archie B
    – Guerra

    I’m guessing lose Archie first? Then Ed Rod? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archie, Ed-Rod, sure

  107. The Black Adder says:
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    Def Poetry Jam would so love to have a mustachioed whitey rep. In fact, they should be begging! What are you even still doing here?

    Hey, would you drop Jose Ramirez for Fat Adams ROS? What if it’s just to stream for today?

    May I please get a, “You were right about Profar.”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m out! Going there now!

      Yeah, I’d prefer Adams

      • Sir Dorks-a-Lot says:
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        @Grey:
        Sweet. Thank Grey!

  108. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Fantasy Dad, who would you rather put in an SP spot to get holds: Erasmo Ramirez or Shane Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  109. Mike says:
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    Who’s our batty call for today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick, but I wanted Rua, he was gone already

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Watch Alvarez and Smoak again

    • Knucks says:
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      @Mike: Jaso for me

    • Scott says:
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      @Mike: Was able to get Rua.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Mike:
      Watch Alvarez and Smoak again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh yeah, I have Smoak still

  110. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    6×6 H2H with QS

    Are you starting Junior Guerra tomorrow at home vs the Mets?

    And which of these guys would you drop for Paxton?
    Guerra (next start at home vs Mets)
    Davies (next start at home vs Mets)
    Urias (just announced that he’ll make his next start in San Fran!!!)

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not, but would…Davies

  111. Basb says:
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    Starting desclefani vs Oakland or holland @mariners?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  112. RTP123 says:
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    Lamb or Pedro Alvarez to fill in for the injured Beltre?

    Options are limited, as you can see……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  113. Q says:
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    12 tm h2h w OBP & SLG instead of AVG.

    Would you trade Marte & Cueto for Goldy?

    Would move Myers from 1B to OF & leaves me w Stras, Carrasco, Matz, & 3 streaming spots

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  114. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Rest of the season, J.D Martinez or McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  115. Slowmez says:
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    Thanks Grey! A couple of questions.

    Drop D Travis for ketel Marte or Johnny P?

    Drop Eaton for Revere, Dickerson, B Moss or Werth?

    Drop Bradley for speculative Snell add, grab A miller in non holds league or take a chance on Kintzler to hope for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs for all of these….Kintzler

  116. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Blake Snell’s next start for Durham has not been announced. Is he getting called up this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

  117. Wudaben says:
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    I’ve got an itchy trigger finger today…

    Travis or Profar?

    Smyly or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yes what LOL

        • Wudaben says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: That’s “Yes”, Grey’s answered too many questions today!

          I’m leaning towards Profar and Duffy anyway. Profar on the possibility of having position eligibility and Duffy since I’m in a H2H points league and he brings a greater chance of wins anyway.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sorry…Profar, Duffy

  118. Josh says:
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    Would u trust Paxton home vs Texas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey: or rather grab Straily who has oak next.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  119. Mike says:
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    I know some people believe trades should never be vetoed if no “conspiracy”, but are there grounds here?

    Team 1 gets: Sale, Kinsler, Calhoun, Rajai
    Team 2 gets: Samardzija, Segura, Duvall, Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see what’s wrong with it

  120. Scott says:
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    Ha, now it says Marwin Gonzalez batting 5th for the Astros. Stupid typo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  121. Jim says:
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    Drop Kim for Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  122. ERad says:
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    Dang, even Ender Inciarte has representation these days!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I can’t wait to get Delino De$hitfaced this weekend. Whose joining me?

    • knucks says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Hah! $ounds like a $ick plan. Can you ask my girl if she’d be okay with that? I feel like you may have more pull than me.

      • Scott says:
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        @knucks: It’s in the name, apparently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where we headed?

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: The only thing I know is that my problems won’t be there…except my gambling problem…and my drinking problem…ok a couple of my problems will be there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  124. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hi Grey! I’m low on quality starts and my ratios are painful. (10-team roto: K/ERA/WHIP/QS)

    Current SPs: Carrasco, Darvish, Cueto, Fulmer, Liriano, Roark

    On the Wire: J Ross, Shoe, Duffy, Tillman, Wright, Rodon, Nelson, Eickoff, Gausman, Odorizzi

    Any moves worth making? Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  125. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Just checking in to let you know I made it back from the field. No biggie.

    a. Forgot to mention yesterday that two different Hernandez’s got walks at the EXACT same time on Tuesday evening!!! Kike for Los Doyers leading off the 8th off of Germen and Marco drawing the walk with 1B open in the 10th against Casilla. Weird, right? Will never happen again the history of MLB!

    b. Please choose 1 of the following for tonight only, 12-team 5×5 RCL

    1. Lind versus Tomlin at home (-0.83 player rater last 15 games) in SEA,

    2. Freese versus Bettis (-6.48 player rater last 15 games) at Coors.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! A. Haha, awesome B. Freese

  126. Poppinbottles says:
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    Taillo sent down. ROS taijuan over taillon? Stills hold taillon in a keeper?

    Also gattis gets his 10th start today btw!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Poppinbottles: Walker over tallion…and if you can yes hold him in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, yes

  127. Basb says:
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    Drop Giles or uehara for kintzler
    Saves/holds

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Basb: Id lose Uehara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koji

  128. JoeG414 says:
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    You like any or all of these match-ups ?
    M.Boyd @CWS
    D.Holland @Sea
    Maybe M.Cain home Milw
    Chase Anderson @San Fran
    6×6 mixed daily roto

    Could use a win or two , but I’m not chasing .

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JoeG414: I don’t like any of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      Boyd…he faces James Shields.

  129. William Hung says:
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    Is Jameson Taillon a hold to see if he’s back up soon? I am seeing a few reports that say he should be back up at the end of the month

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: Id hold if you have the space or this is a keeper league but i would move on if you have another need that holding Tallion prevents you from making

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: One more stinker from Liriano and crew…he’ll be back. They have to keep up in the wild card chase.

  130. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up!!

    16-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) roto league, non-keeper, with extremely limited roster and waiver moves (about 10 each for the year).

    I currently have the strongest lineup in the league even with Deshields clogging up a spot in my lineup, but my pitching staff has been atrocious.

    My staff: Salazar, Wei-Yin Chen, Corbin, Gausman, Fiers, Ventura, Manaea (with Heaney and Iglesias on the DL)

    I have been looking to trade for a top SP, but teams will only trade one if Trout is included. Would you trade Trout and one of the SP above (Chen, Corbin, Fiers, Gausman) for Adam Jones and David Price? If so, would you do it for any of those SP?

    Sorry for the long post, but I am in desperate need of help. Thanks in advane!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not trade Trout

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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        @Grey: I was scared of that response.

  131. Scott says:
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    Dude. Gotta respect a pitcher whose ERA is lower than his WHIP. Looking at you Fernando Abad!

  132. Sir Dorks-a-Lot says:
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    Someone dropped Freeman in my 8-team H2H league. Should I pick him up and stash? I’d have a hard time dropping anyone, but it’s difficult to imagine he’s not gonna be killer at some point this season.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sir Dorks-a-Lot: Id leave him in an 8 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. Scott says:
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    Cory Gearrin and Jacob DeGrom having a mullet contest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  134. Punk says:
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    10-team mixed 5×5 league. Trade my frustrating Adrian Gonzalez for his frustrating Billy Hamilton? Hamilton’s been trending up (but still can’t steal first), and Gonzalez has seen his GB% this year go up by 17 – the most of anyone in baseball.

    Also, Prince Fielder’s middle name is Semien. You’re welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like A-Gon, but don’t love that trade either

      • Punk says:
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        @Grey: I feel the same way. I hope somebody in my league isn’t watching baseball and still thinks it’s 2011.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  135. ashtray says:
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    We have 2 NA spots in our 12 team league. Who do I cut out of Reed, Gallo and Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  136. howtathor says:
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    @Grey 12 team 5×5 in need of SBs: Rajai, Ketel or Leonys? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  137. Warren says:
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    OBP league, who ya like:

    Odor
    Dozier
    Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  138. Mookie Dookie says:
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    Would you trade Braun for Price ? 14tm H2H I’d still have Betts Polanco Ozuna Duvall J.Up Joc in OF. My SP’s are Carrasco Matz Stroman Fulmer Liriano Taillon. Then I could drop Shoemaker or Joc to stash Reed.? non keeper Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. theone189 says:
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    Very quietly Fernando Rodney still maintains his 0.00 era

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  140. Aaron Sorekin says:
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    Would you drop Travis Shaw for Ryan Zimmerman at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  141. GoodWood says:
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    Great as usual!

    Which of these if any do u like for stream tom?

    Gray vs Padres
    Guerra vs Mets
    Corbin vs Marlins

    Also, which pitching call up (assuming they actually get the call) are you most excited about for ROS??

    Thanks for the advice, you’re the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  142. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Is this how you would rank these SPs for ROS?

    1. Wei-Yin Chen
    2. Fiers
    3. Gausman
    4. Corbin
    5. Ventura
    6. Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Chen, Corbin

  143. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Gary Sanchez taking reps at 1B…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: oh thank god.

  144. Hey-oh! says:
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    Killer work as always Grey!

    In a keeper league I got offered this trade. Which side would you like?
    Giancarlo Stanton and Danny Salazar for Mookie Betts and Carlos Rodon

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  145. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    So – I just sent Bryce Harper a private tweet from “Jiminy Jimenez”. Jiminy is a 9 year old boy with cancer of the elbow who really needs Bryce to hit a home run tonight so that his parents can win their precarious daily fantasy league and pay for Jiminy’s extended stay. For the elbow treatment. Bryce should homer tonight. If he doesn’t, well, he hates minority kids with elbow cancer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA, nice

  146. Milarky says:
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    Would you consider trading Salazar for Wacha and Khris Davis or Joc if you needed an OF? Or is that way too much of a dropoff at SP (even with the uncertainty around Salazar’s shoulder)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. Teddy Heater says:
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    So it really pains me to pull off this trade, but I really didn’t have a choice because I have need saves and pitching stats. I don’t like DJ, but I need some Avg. 12 team roto non RCL

    Polanco, Freeman, W Smith for Kluber, Familia and LeMahieu

    Offense left;
    Beef
    Pujols
    Odor
    Bryant
    Desmond
    Stanton
    J-Up
    JBJ
    Lamb
    Leonys
    Odor

    Even? I know I still need some bags, but I felt it gave me the best chance to climb in the Cats I need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound awful…

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I hate giving away Polanco as I have him everywhere, just hoping Upton and Stanton can pick it up and carry me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  148. knucks says:
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    Were you watching last night when there was a “non-challenge” by the Pirates? I can’t remember exactly what the play in question was. But Hurdle crawled up out of the dugout with a $hit eating grin on his face. Just stood there talking with the ump, buying time for the Pirates bench coach to chat on the phone about whether or not its worth a challenge. It took a ridiculously long time to ultimately decide it wasn’t worth it. Exemplified everything wrong with the current replay situation. But more importantly gave me another reason to hate Clint Hurdle!

    So naturally, I added Jaso as my batty call and will continue to agonize over the Bucs lineup for another hour or so.

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @knucks: I hope they stop sitting Kang soon, he’s all my fantasy teams have lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t it the double play where they weren’t sure if he caught it?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: I think your right, but can’t confirm. Was too busy screaming at my TV/Hurdle. Just feels like he’s smirking directly at me. He thinks he’s Joe Cool (and he is not!) Last Friday, when he put out a joke lineup of oldies, then never put out the real one until like a half hour before the game, was hopefully my peak of Hurdle hatred. But it appears there is plenty of room for more hate with each day.

        Lineup just came out by the way… Jaso leading off, Brocktune 3rd

        No Kang, sorry Snrub

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brocktune!

  149. alps says:
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    Grey
    If I can get this done would you do it
    I give Franco and Trea Turner for Scherzer
    I could have kept turner for $6 and Franco for $16 next year
    Scherzer cannot be kept
    I need pitching
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

  150. Greg says:
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    I know you are stashing AJ, …what about Bregman?

    Snell. Why are people less high on him? Smyly will either d.l., or go to bullpen. …

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you have room

      • Greg says:
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        @ Grey: thanks for all your help….I have made some bold moves that have and have not panned out….regrets: Nola, Lamb (you, too I think) and Piscotty, jury’s out: Sonny Gray, Stroman, No regrets: Segura, Schoop. My team is actually looking pretty good right now…and I don’t really have room for stashes….but in my 14 team h2h yahoo 5×5 league here is my lineup, and some guys I’m wanting. Suggest a change if you see any, or hold if you think I’m good…thanks!

        C: Wieters, 1B: Adamas, 2b: Profar, SS: Kang, 3b: Franco, OF Betts, Cargo, JUP,
        UT: Freeman, Leonys Martin, Trea Turner (GRRRRRRR)
        DL: Sano
        SP: Bumgarner, Darvish, Matz, JRoss, MFulmer, CRodon,
        RP: Chapman, Rosenthal, WHarris, WSmith
        DL: Cobb

        Hitters I want to grab or stash: Bregman, Steve Pearce (!), Jardod Dyson, J(H)onnyP, HSKim, Grossman, Naquin, HPerez, JLowrie, DHLee…
        Pitchers: Snell, Duffy, Kazmir, AReyes

        To be honest, I’m thinking of jettisoning Franco, Freeman and Rodon. Crazy I know. And replacing with Pearce (if he slips to Monday), Bregman and Duffy.

        Talk me out of it, please. ;) Or tell me what you’d do with above roster and available players below. Thanks.

        Greg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon for Duffy

          • Greg says:
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            @Grey: hold on Trea … have for a month might as well continue….

  151. KarlJ says:
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    Would you rather have Duffy or Snell for Rest of Season in redraft league?
    Rumblings that Snell might be getting the call tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  152. Jim says:
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    Cornea or Bogaerts, ROS?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jim: I didn’t get to watch the replay yet but check out the Correa injury before you make any decisions/trades. I just got a text from a buddy or traded FOR him last night and is worried.

      • Jim says:
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        @knucks:
        Thx Knucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  153. Hanklongball says:
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    Would you give up Glasnow for Betances? Seems like a no-brainier, but is there some issue with his recent struggles. Staff right now is Salazar, Harvey, Rodon, Nola, Hendricks, Gray. Bullpen is Cishek, Harris, Papelbon

    • knucks says:
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      @Hanklongball: I think its just a blip for Betances. The K’s will always be there. Its certainly not fun to see him give up runs. But I can’t be too mad if the Ks are still gonna come at a ridiculous pace. It’s O’day that I’m more annoyed with.

      Is this redraft? Roto? No brainer for Betances if so.

    • Matt says:
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      @Hanklongball: If holdup is a recent Betances struggles, I wouldn’t worry. .404 BABIP, 62% LOB%, 1.36/0.97 FIP/xFIP sure point to him being the same dominant dude he’s always been. Everything else right in line with normal for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey,

    A) Thinking of streaming little Jimmy Nelson at home vs. Mets tonight
    B) SON has him @ -0.2
    C)
    D) Yay or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  155. Matt says:
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    Got offered a deal that outside of circumstances I’m not sure I could turn down.

    re-draft 6×6 H2H, 12 team league with OBP/SLUG (NO batting average) as added offensive categories and QS/IP (no wins) as added pitching categories. We also do k/9 rather than total K’s.

    I get: Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Wisler (who i’d likely drop and pick up Bauer/Paxton etc)
    I lose: Will Harris, Aaron Sanchez (considering H2H, will he even be a SP by time playoffs roll around?)

    My situation is I have had 0 closers all year—getting Will Harris and Kintzler on free agency could potentially solve that at least temporarily (also have perkins on DL). Also have Will Smith rostered if he ever moves into the closer role.

    Do I take this deal regardless, continue to sacrifice saves, and hope to find something by the time playoffs come around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Stanton

  156. Nightpandas says:
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    Got offered e5 for Blackmon. Could use some power. My Of would then be Braun Eaton Mazara with Zobrist as a spare, 15 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin

  157. Nightpandas says:
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    Also got offered Matz and Baez for Lester…intrigued…it’s a keeper but playing for this year as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz side if deep and Baez would actually help your team

  158. Milarky says:
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    What do you think of giving up Villar for Ketel Marte and Grichuk? I’d rather get Conforto instead of Grichuk, but I doubt he will do that. As you can probably tell, I need an OF (well, I keep telling you that).

    • knucks says:
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      @Milarky: Keep Villar. Everyone in my league is asking me for him. I think you can do better than Ketel/Grichuk or at least hold and enjoy the SBs.

      • Milarky says:
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        @knucks: thanks for the feedback! My problem is (as Grey know because I keep throwing hypothetical trades up here) that I’m in fairly dire need of an OF and the wire is barren (i.e. Chisenhall). Would it be a bette deal if I can somehow convince him to give Conforto instead of Grichuk? Not likely but I can try.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible

  159. 200 Proof says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ROS: 2B – J Schoop, A Diaz, N Walker, or B Phillips?

    Thanks, Jedi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  160. knucks says:
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    Correa injury looked like a “jammed” ankle? Watched the replay on mute but it looks like an ankle thing. Not sure if a Correa DL stint would accelerate Reed or Bregman. I guess Marwin would play SS?

    Anyone have any insight? God knows that one Astros’ beat reporter is useless. Forget his name but all he does is whine on tweeter and give comments like “I can only report the facts” half the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  161. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Would you drop casilla for will harris?
    Pickup Paxton or danny duffy?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure….Duffy

  162. Johnc says:
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    Best short term value as I put Hill on DL…….(hoping short term!). Please pick one from each group:

    Martin, Park, Moss -platoon idea of yours (this will be my only bench bat….with Khris and Marte dinged up a bit, this pickup could play right away).

    Urias, Liriano, , Nelson, Volquez, Leake, and the always tempting Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss….Nelson

  163. yadiyamind says:
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    which side of this trade? ( unlimited keep forever, points league)

    Abreu, Marte, Lackey Jose Fernandez?

    Great post! thanks for advice!

    • knucks says:
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      @yadiyamind: Which side is which? 3 for 1?

    • yadiyamind says:
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      @yadiyamind: that should read

      Abreu, marte, Lackey/ Jose fernandez. 3 players for one.

      • knucks says:
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        @yadiyamind: Assuming its starling I’d take that side

        • yadiyamind says:
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          @knucks:

          Thanks!
          I’m targeting J-Fer…. trying to decide what to offer

          • knucks says:
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            @yadiyamind: I wouldn’t even give Marte for JoFer straight up, let alone throw in other pieces. Maybe Abreu for Fernandez if you must. Or have the surplus in Power.

            GL!

  164. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered $1 Pomeranz for $17 Aroldis in a 6×6 roto dynasty league where I am leading in saves but desperately need wins, QS and Ks. Here’s the rest of my staff:

    Degrom
    Strasborg
    Harvey
    Conley
    Corbin
    Rodney
    Ramos
    Will Harris
    Kazmir
    Andrew Miller
    Cobb (DL)

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

  165. david says:
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    12 Team roto league 5×5, Please evaluate these trades. Which side do you prefer? Thanks!!

    1. I give Kenley Jansen for Carlos Martinez

    2. I give Cody Allen for Lance Mccullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kenley 2. McCullers

  166. Poppinbottles says:
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    So this David Robertson coming in to get “work” is absolutely trashing my ratios… I have him and Cody Allen as closers In a weekly roto league.

    Send $10 taillon in a keeper league for kenley Jansen or Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Kenley

  167. david says:
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    You’re the man Grey! Always appreciate your advice man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  168. royce! says:
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    Drop Velasquez for Guerra, Hellickson, Gray, or Hellickson?

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Or Hellickson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Hellickson an option? I’d go Gray

  169. Whattodo says:
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    I used to own billy Hamilton but dropped him. He was picked up recently and I kind of want him back. You buying into this resurgence of his?

    Considering (keeper league): $12 tanner roark, $8 Baez, $12 ozuna for $14 billy, $10 Pomeranz, $12 rich hill

    Thanks. Fwiw I probably wouldn’t keep anyone involved in these deals but it being a keeper I figure the prices may be relevant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was just concussed

      • Whattodo says:
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        Hm that was bad timing. Is have to think this drives his price down? We have two DL spots and I’m not using either of them, or are you down on him ROS too?

        Trayce is on the wire I could plug him in for ozunas loss.

        Thanks.

        • Whattodo says:
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          @Whattodo: I’d have to think*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Trayce

  170. Champsok1 says:
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    So my all knowing friend…would your drop Giles to pick up Strickland at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    Gah okay back again Grey needing some more trade advice! Maybe I’m getting too excited over Gattis’ catcher eligibility but as a Posey owner I’d hate to see another team snag him off waivers for nothing… So I’m still trying to package Abreu and Posey for an upgrade at 1B. I’m still working on getting Davis or Miggy but trade talks are stalling so is it worth targeting Edwin or Myers from a team that has only R. Martin at catcher? I would offer Abreu and Posey for one of them… so basically which sides do you prefer ROS in these deals? I might even ask for Martin in return but then drop him for Gattis anyway.

    1) Abreu and Posey for Encarnacion and Gattis
    2) Abreu and Posey for Myers and Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay offer sent so now I wait…

        Meanwhile an update in my trade for Miggy is this:

        Sent Abreu and Posey for Miggy. The guy countered with Miggy and Pujols for my JD and Abreu. After some back and forth he said he’d do:

        Miggy, Pujols and Hamels for my JD, Abreu and Posey!?

        I kinda of see it as JD for Miggy, Abreu for Pujols and Posey for Hamels right? Keep in mind I’ll have Gattis to replace Posey. Should I do that considering I sort of have a plethora of OFs on my team:

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

        (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
        (3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances
        Bench: (McCullers, Walker, Taillon, empty)

        (1) DL: Hill

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget it

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Oh wow really? I was real close to accepting it so thanks for helping me not make a mistake! Who is the dealbreaker there?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Miggy = JD, Abreu = Pujols?, Posey = Hamels ?!

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Ha okay thanks for breaking it downnnn! That’s why they pay you the big bucks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who’s they? They’re overdue!

  172. J.R. says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Marco Estrada for A.J. Ramos? My two other closers are Cody Allen and Rondon. 12 team H2H league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  173. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Have Dozier at 2B. Hes hitting a little better lately but I still don’t trust him.
    Who do you like better in a keeper league as a backup? BAEZ or SCHOOP?
    Would you be alright with dropping C.GOMEZ to pick one of them up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Gomez

  174. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Need a pick up for Hill now…do you like Hellickson, Guerra, Odorizzi, Liriano,

    • Reid-A-Book says:
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      @Reid-A-Book: Shoemaker and Tomlin available too. Sorry, phone lagged and I accidentally clicked post comment

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream… Odorizzi

  175. Funscombe says:
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    Hey again Grey. Thanks for today’s write up!

    So this is a weird one. I am a co manager in an odd 12 team sabermetrics league with huge rosters.

    They do:

    Runs, Hits, RBIs, OBP, SLG, and Net SB

    IP, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS, Net SVs/Holds

    So yeah, very atypical and I wouldn’t expect you to over analyze it…but I was offered Bryce Harper and Brandon Crawford for Corey Seager and Jake Arietta.

    I also have Sale, Tanaka, Gausman, E Rod, Estrada, Chatwood, Shoemaker, and Quintana. Our pitching has been great but batting has been lacking, and I don’t think losing Arrieta is going to make a dent in our otherwise pretty solid staff.

    Thanks in advance for this one today, I know it’s a curve ball :P

    We also have trout on our team. The chance to have trout and Harper on the same team is just too good to pass up, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey: what about Harper for Arrieta straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, your staff doesn’t look like it can handle it

  176. Derrick says:
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    Mazara a top 100 player at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  177. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey:
    Do you recommend this trade: offer Encarnacion and Arieta for Goldschmidt and Archer?
    Cats: r, rbi, tb, avg, obp, sb, hr, w, sv, era, whip, k, qs
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  178. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Sorry, I’m getting confused! Too many similar pitching questions you’ve answered…

    14 team roto: Top 3 of these available guys for next few weeks:

    Shoemaker, Duffy, E-Rod, Guerra, Porcello, Corbin, Kintzler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler, Duffy, Shoemaker

      • Bravesfanintheuk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, v v helpful!

  179. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    9 gamer for Yordano, kind of sets a new prescience for not-so Nice Guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty crazy, weird precedent to try to uphold

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: like with hockey suspensions, the person is the reason for it. he’s well known crazy bastard. same hit a goon puts on a guy’s head in hockey might get 5-10 games, for a 1st time offender might only get a warning.

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: although machado’s is quite light for a guy who’s thrown a bat at somebody before.

  180. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Duffy, Gray or Shoe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  181. Jake says:
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    Would you take the Seager side with all of the following? (12 team H2H redraft league)

    Story/Urias for Seager
    Story/Adam Conley for Seager
    Story/Jon Gray for Seager

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  182. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Poor Jeff Locke. Jeez take him out, it’s brutal to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s like Snuka getting coconut’d

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Grey: *watches rerun of Piper and Snuka*
        Damn, that’s semi-racist.

        Though, the stereotypes were more fun back then, Piper, Steamboat, Snuka, British Bulldog, Iron Sheik… Now it’s just a bunch of lite-beer drinking idiots without the imagination, all playing versions of Hulk Hogan.

        If Arenado would have faced Locke again, it would have been like watching reruns of “Lost”.

        Locke: “I wish I could leave the island, and wtf is that smoke monster?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Nice

  183. Rusty says:
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    While Rich Hill is on the DL, pick up Jon Gray or Trevor Bauer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  184. Jb says:
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    Matt Duffy or Peralta at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jhonny

  185. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    way above when i asked
    “1. got an offer of conforto + joseph for hammel. thinking my pitching is having too many problems right now (and my OF would be crazy crowded with everybody + conforto) with liriano/archer/V2 (possibly hurt)/darvish (lesser chance he’s really hurt) to move hammel in that deal. sound about right?”

    you said sure. i worded that quite badly. did the “sure” refer to me holding (since i have SP issues currently and OF crowded without conforto), or taking that deal. this owner has no interest in trading joseph for straily/karns, he only will trade for hammel or better. adams owner is sticking with davies over karns/straily. at least profar looks like he’ll soon get enough days to be a 3B (and probably later 1B, dude is seriously a slightly lesser moncada as far as upside with ability to play pretty much anything)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You asked sound about right and I said sure… It does sound right, your pitching can’t handle it

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that’s what i thought you meant, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t, “deal sounds right”. my fault for wording it in a way where it wasn’t 100% obvious (maybe only 75% obv, to me anyway)

  186. ebudz says:
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    H2H Points

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

    Which one of these guys should I stream tomorrow?

    Guerra vs. NYN (7.3)
    Gray vs. SD (3.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  187. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    AL only, have casali (swihart was nice, but probably by the time he gets back holt is too and he’s a straight 4.5 OF’er, 2nd catcher at best), grab uh oh chirinos now (TEX carrying 3 catchers for now, so it’ll probably be a bit before he’s back to over half the time playing) or stick. thinking the wilson owner will in fact grab chirinos soon if i don’t, nobody has ever grabbed casali the many times i’ve cycled through him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Chirinos

  188. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    this is classic
    “Asked if Will Harris is the Astros’ new closer on Thursday morning, manager A.J. Hinch replied, “Get him in fantasy baseball and see what happens.”

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: as if the interviewer was in fact not asking for journalism purposes, but only fantasy ones (we need to unionize this shit so that those are ONE and the same thing)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, saw that

  189. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Not sure what is worse. That two week long Adam Duvall owners feel comfortable offering me Duvall for Bryce Harper straight up. Or that I am sorta kicking myself in the shins for having to even entertain such an offer at this point. I’d never make that deal. But the baseball gods look down upon such reflexive inflexibility and laugh as Harper goes another month with nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya… He’ll come around…

  190. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Just finished the last season of Breaking Bad…I know, late to the party on that one lol…Great show..I’m pissed I’m done with it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Better Call Saul now!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yup that’s my next move

        • Mr. Snrub says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah, the party has just begun F. I’m jealous of you, you are gonna love Saul…

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Why is Stanton so bad?

    He’s almost benchworthy…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: Grey hasn’t been putting out lately and it’s having a major affect on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almost? He’s killing me, and he’s my novio

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You know what you have to do…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skinny dipping comment answering? Been there, done that!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: You need to go to him..he needs you right now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah exactly!

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: I have never owned him and haven’t really regretted it much…Don’t get me wrong there were times where if I could have gotten him I would have…he’s just one of those guys where it’s always something…but when he’s on he’s great

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, so much potential, stupid nagging injuries

  192. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I have to ask…where are you (not location wise) in general when your responding to all these questions lol…I picture you in sandals walking your dog, responding to 800 questions a day…HA HA HA…don’t ask me why I picture that…Fucking weird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Half the time I’m by the pool in Palm Springs, so sandals would be formal

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha..Nice…you must shake your head at some of this shit lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s all good, only real problem is when someone says something like “you like him more than my guys?” Because on my phone, all I see is “you like him more than my guys” and I don’t see previous comments without searching

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Oh gotcha. ..I think I saw something like that earlier and commented…I remember you just said yes and it made no sense lol..that’s great..Makes sense now Ha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I was wondering why you were unable to see anything but the most recent comment

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, think it happened to you the other day… I’m on the WordPress app, not on the site…It shows one comment

          • Mr. Snrub says:
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            @Grey: How do I get a job as a fantasy Sensei sitting by a pool? Teach me the ways…

            The other people at the pool must wonder what you are doing on your phone all damn day…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… There’s no one else here, I’m at Cougs parents’ house

              • Mr. Snrub says:
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                @Grey: Damn, you didn’t say Cougs was loaded! You diabolical strumpet!

                It sounds like you’ve achieved my dream of being a stay at home dad with no kids.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey I have a dog!

                  • Mr. Snrub says:
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                    @Grey:Well la ti da Mr. Responsibility! I suppose Cougs gave you your own spending money too!

                    You know, dogs are the gateway drug to children…

  193. Dob says:
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    Starting Duffy @white sox

    • Dob says:
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      @Dob: starting Duffy vs tigers?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

  194. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    So far so good on my Koehler stream

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: As I post this he gave up 2 runs…FML

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, jinxed

  195. William Hung says:
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    Freaking Jeanmar Gomez is making me wonder if I should drop Giles for Kintzler

    Strickland also intrigues me… I am holding Will Smith right now since Counsell said he should see save chances in the future

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: Take Kintzler. ..I picked up Strickland today in a few spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Smith

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @William Hung: Jeanmar = not very good but
      he also has 19 saves… It could be argued he is front runner for SAGNOF of the year

  196. Dob says:
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    Duffy or gausman

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dob: Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  197. Jon Doe says:
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    Are you at all close to trading Stanton for whatever you can get (or even dropping him)? The guys killing me.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon Doe: Don’t drop him just bench him..and don’t trade him low, If he stays healthy he’ll get hot…he’s too good not to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon

  198. SteveNZ says:
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    Enjoying having Trevor May and Osuna going right now.

  199. Skeezix says:
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    Would you consider taking Grichuk and Santana for Ozuna in a deep roto league? I’m literally down two starting OFs and the waiver wire is awful. I wouldn’t consider it given Santana’s elbow soreness, except for there are signs Ozuna may come back to earth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s about 4 Santanas

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: for some reason I assumed Carlos

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Sorry Grey, thought I clarified. Domingo Santana. With his wonky elbow I don’t think it makes sense right now though.

  200. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I’d keep Ozuna..I don’t think those two solve your problem

    • Skeezix says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Probably right. What about this – I’ve got an offer to get Grichuk for D’arnaud. We start 2 Cs and I’ve got Castilllo and Chirinos. is the drop off from D’arnaud worth it for me to plug a blank spot at OF with Grichuk? My next option is to pickup Chisenhall FFS

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Skeezix: I’d take Grichuk over d’Arnaud ..he can’t stay on the field and catchers are well…catchers

    • Skeezix says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I can also trade Berrios for maybe Span or David Peralta. I don’t love it, but I need an OF and Berrios is a bit of a crapshoot (even though I can keep him into next year since he’s a ‘prospect’)

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Skeezix: I’d trade Berrios for Peralta

        • Skeezix says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: REALLY appreciate the feedback! Last question (multiple choice)…in deep roto would you rather do…

          1) get Peralta for Berrios
          2) get Span for Berrios
          3) get Grichuk for D’arnaud (knowing Chirinos will start in place of D’arnaud)

          • Mr. Snrub says:
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            @Skeezix: I’d do 1 and 3. Chirinos is same as D’arnaud pretty much, and Berrios may be nothing this year, unless it’s a keeper

            • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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              @Mr. Snrub: he’s obviously talking about a keeper, berrios not owned in AL only’s right now.

  201. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Marlins with 10 runs… Greycarlo 0-5. That’s not a ticker tease, that’s ticker blue balls and a cold shower. Sad trombone. It’s draining my will to fantasize about men with bats and balls in a nonsexual way. Oh fantasy gods!! Why do you mock me!!

    I blame Bonds. He got in G’s head with all those spring training homerun contests and getting sweet Dee on the magic cream. Next he’ll be telling G to choke up on the bat.

    • Steve says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: if you’re a frustrated Stanton owner in a dynasty keep forever league, who do you try and move him for?Springer? Correa?

      • Mr. Snrub says:
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        @Steve: Personally I’m frustrated but I wouldn’t try to move him. It’s an epic slump but he’s young and he will overcome it.

        That being said, Correa looks like trouble with the injury today, and Springer is a decent idea, less avg more steals. I think you’re selling low, better off holding.

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          @Mr. Snrub: nobody is giving you springer for stanton right now.

  202. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Who would you take for Giancarlo? Anybody?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top thirty guy

    • William Hung says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I tried to trade for Stanton in my league and the dude didn’t budge – I’m hoping he slumps to the point where he will trade him for my Mazara

  203. swaggerjackers says:
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    Grey!

    I need to dump an outfielder in my OBP H2H league. Who’s the drop out of Grichuk, Gomez, and Domingo?

  204. swaggerjackers says:
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    Grey!

    I need to dump an outfielder in my OBP H2H league. Who’s the drop out of Grichuk, Gomez, and Domingo?

  205. Mr. Snrub says:
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    I benched Karns against the Indians. Karn-sarn it!

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: it’ll be harder to win BB’s for this week eh

  206. Hey Grey – Was offered longoria and harvey for tanaka and frazier. What say you? Thanks.

  207. John says:
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    Please rank ROS: Freeman, J Up, Frazier

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