Mike Napoli hit his 27th homer yesterday.  He now has five straight games with a home run.  On the year, he is top 30 for fantasy value on our Player Rater.  Dude is such butter right now brioche buns be jumping up on his back.  (Why am I not writing rap lyrics?)  Uh-oh, Napoli’s so hot, he’s bringing out my rap alter ego, B-Fire.  Napoli is such butter right now brioche buns be jumping up on his back!  Yo, he’s not whack like some homeboy going to a strip club with a quarter stack!  In fact!  Grey’s got more indoors, then you got outdoors, and technically there’s more room outdoors for you to have more but nope, my room’s got floors!  *dance, prance, romance off your pants*  My action lines got asterisks, smooth.  Your action lines got an asterisk with an excuse down below why you can’t move.  *said while bowing sushi chef-style*  Napoli.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trevor Bauer – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Damn, are we sure a few days ago Chief Wahoo didn’t accidentally misstep during his rain dance making it a run dance?

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .330.  He hasn’t cooled in about a month.  Some brioche buns could get sloppy seconds from his butter too.

Byron Buxton – Hasn’t been able to play since Sunday.  Though, ‘able to play’ might be in the eye of the beholder, then he might not have played all year.

Joe Mauer – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a home run short of the cycle, for the Juan Pierre Cycle!  Mauer now has four-hit games in two of his last three games.  You know how much I love Mauer, but, when you’re hot schmotato’ing, you don’t ask questions.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .261.  Wow, didn’t realize he was doing so well like Baby Jessica.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  He’s got some butter on the brioche too.  (This is so French gangster.)

Lucas Duda – Was prescribed 30 days of rest.  Does that mean he goes to CVS with a cot and sleeps in the pharmacy section?

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Benching Grandy for Bruce gets Grandy mad, you don’t want to see Grandy mad.  Though, it’s admittedly not as ugly as Jose Reyes mad.

Yoenis Cespedes – Hit the DL with the same quad pain that’s been lingering for a week-plus.  You’d think the Human Cespedes would be able to manage with only 99 legs, but nope.

Neil Walker – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th homer.  I said about a week ago that Walker is a hot schmotato.  Today, I say Last Week Grey was right.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.63.  Spurs are beating Matz worse than the Warriors beat the Spurs.  Basketball reference!  Right?!  Someone high-five me!  Gently, I have arthritis.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was promoted.  Gary Sanchez sounds like the whitest Latino since Freddie Prinze Jr.  I’d grab Gary if I needed a catcher and if he had catcher eligibility in my league.  For full disclosure, I didn’t grab him in a league where I had Grandal.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-1, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting–Holy crap!  Do you know what he’s hitting?  Wow, when the Yanks DFA A-Roid, they should have Te(i)x drive him out of town.  (He’s hitting .198!)

Rob Whalen – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he made his major league debut.  I searched Razzball for Rob Whalen and I got a Googlewhack.  He was mentioned once by Dan Pants.  No relation to Dan Culottes.  That mention was when he was traded to the Braves from the Mets, Whalen not Pants.  Bit surprised Prospector Ralph never mentioned him.  I mean, c’mon, Prospector Ralph!  Okay, okay, enough of my Whalen.  He has a low-90s fastball, solid-enough curve but iffy command.  Looks like a flyer for NL-Only leagues.

J.D. Martinez – He returned!  Yay!  He homered!  Uppercase yay!  As a pinch hitter.  Lowercase yay.  What the what?  Either return or don’t, but pinch hitting?

Michael Fulmer – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.42.  Um, yeah, that’s a 2.42 ERA across 104 IP.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  That time you cut up all your team’s jerseys expecting to get traded and then you’re not traded.

Justin Morneau – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Not saying he’s been better than Abreu for the last two weeks but he has.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  My thought bubble, “Hamels is a Quality Start machine.”  Reality:  meh, he’s top six tied with guys like Roark and Lackey (I guess that would be Mr. Roark and Tattoo).  Aaron Sanchez has more QS than Hamels.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer.  It wasn’t enough, but, don’t fear, the Rangers are still the AL West team to beat to get to beat in the playoffs.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  If you watch him pitch, you immediately think, “How has he done so little with so much talent?”  Not a bad game yesterday, so unfair to bring this up now, but why am I being fair to him?  He plays baseball for a living!  *thinks about how I talk about baseball for a living*  Okay, we’re even Gausman!  *sees Gausman’s salary*  We’re not even, Gausman!

Aaron Nola – Hit the DL with a sprained elbow.  I frickin’ hate teams.  Of course he’s been hurt for the last two months.  You don’t go from a 3.30 ERA guy with great command to looking like shizz falling out of Bartolo’s rear in the matter of days.  I’d guess he’s done for the year, but, even if he’s not, I’d drop him.

Jake Thompson – Could be recalled to take Nola’s spot.  That was fast replacing Nola.   That reminds me of when boob flashing skyrocketed in Daytona Beach after Hurricane Katrina.  Thompson may have terrific stuff, I don’t know, but he has a barely 6.00 K/9 in Triple-A, so I’m gonna sit out this rookie nookie.

Jeanmar Gomez – Placed on paternity leave.  It will be the 2nd baby this year in the Gomez family.  Earlier this year, Gomez gave birth to a career, and he was barely showing!  Grab Hector Neris to vulture some saves.

Cameron Rupp – 2-for-5 and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Krapatoa is e-Rupp’ing!

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Do you think he’ll get to 25 homers?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Tom Koehler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  This start came in Wrigley, so, even in deep leagues where I own Koehler, sonavabench!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Whatever happened with him appearing in the sex tape?  Not that I want to see it.  Unless it’s also with Giancarlo.

Jeff Mathis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  New South!  Jeffrey Mathis, please come out here, and tell these folks who yo’ son is.  Damn, whatever happened with Bubba Sparxxx.  He was like the fifth best white rapper.  Between Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as voiced by Robert Smigel and Asher Roth.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 8th and 9th steals.  Nine steals was exactly how many steals I had Gordon projected for this season (if a meteor crashed into earth mid-April).

John Lackey – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.70.  Got a little FIPlash from this start, and Lackey was the Cubs’ best hitter during his seven innings on the mound, then, once he was gone, the Cubs lifted their malaise, which is not the actress who plays Arya Stark, and beat up my poor defenseless A.J. Ramos (2/3 IP, 3 ER, and 2nd blown save).

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .358.  If I would’ve jumped out of a DeLorean in March and told you a National was in the MVP conversation in August and it’s not Harper, how many players would you have guessed prior to Murphy?  Strasburg?  Scherzer?  Ryan Zimmerman, if you’re Sky… I mean, Murphy, dubya tee eff.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  Fun fact!  Scherzer is the first Max to win a game in Arizona in the summer since Max Blintstein won the 2014 Backgammon Invitational while exclaiming, “I’d celebrate, but I’m too hot.”

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Guess who’s baaaaaaaahck, baaaaaaaahck again.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  No idea where you’ve heard his name before.  Maybe it’s from me mentioning him after his six homers in the past 11 games.

Jake Barrett – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Kazaam!  Sure was nice owning Barrett and Ramos yesterday.

Junior Guerra – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.93.  Do you think Junior Guerra ever calls up someone and says, “This is Mini War!”  Nah, probably not.  So, not Guerra’s finest outing, but he has a 2.93 ERA so stop your bitching.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .322.  Pound for pound, Braun might actually be having a worst RBI season than Freeman.  Right now, Freeman has six less RBIs, but is also hitting forty points less.

Edwin Jackson – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  Solid game by Edwin, which is the first time that’s been said about him in four-zero score, and seven years ago.

Travis Jankowski – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 22nd and 23rd steals, hitting .242.  Because sometimes you need perspective.  Jankowski has the 7th most steals in the majors in 164 ABs.  None of the six guys above him have less than 300 ABs.

Wil Myers – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st steals, hitting .275.  Not to upset PETA by beating this dead horse, but Myers has two less steals than Jankowki and 240 more ABs.

Yangervis Solarte – 3-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .294.  Cooled off since his last schmotato run about three weeks ago, but it could be time again to stamp your Yangervisa.

Jabari Blash – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .189.  If San Francisco can have splashdowns, why can’t San Diego have Blashdowns?  Do I need to be the Padres’ PR person?  I think I do.  Elect me in November and I will fix this, along with the economy.  Blash has power (maybe 25 HRs over the course of a season), but could hit .175.

Hanley Ramirez – X-rays on his hand revealed no damage.  Did they reveal a pacifier because he’s a baby!  Clear the room!  Grey’s snapping!

Mike Zunino – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp, SLURP!  Haven’t had many slurp, SLURP moments this year, have we?  Not to answer, but to look back and forth, unsure if I’m talking to you.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 27th homer.  It’s possible I’ve been saying all year that Cruz has been great without getting hot that he actually has been hot.

Brock Stewart – 4 IP, 9 ER in his 2nd major league start (don’t worry, I stop counting after two).  Could be his last start for a while too, depending on whether or not Bud Norris can start on Saturday, and if Rich Hill’s ready to go and if the DL Boogeyman keeps bothering the Dodgers.  To read all about Prospector Ralph’s Brock Stewart fantasy, click that thingie-ma-whatsit.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer.  Poor guy, he wasn’t traded.  That’s sad like having to sleep with the same Victoria’s Secret model for the rest of your life.  Real tough!

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .324.  Just about everyone on the Rockies had three hits.  Yes, when they’re in Coors, you should own them all.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer.  That’s not an industrial fan, Auntie Em!  That’s a Toreando!

Jefry Marte – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I keep seeing him hit homers, and I think about mentioning him, but is anyone really picking up Jefry?

Cam Bedrosian – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and his first blown save.  Sigh.  You, sir, are no Steve Bedrosian.  I think Bedrosian is still the best guy in the Angels’ pen, but obviously this opens a bit of daylight for Fernando Salas.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .261.  The homer was a ninth inning, walk-off winner.  Ah, a Pujols by any other name wouldn’t smell as sweet.  Literally.

Lance McCullers – Hit the DL with elbow soreness.  That’s baseball speak for “We’ll have to see how he is next March before getting too excited about him for 2017.  As for this year, yeah, he’s done.”  Damn, baseball speak is long-winded.  I could see grabbing Joe Musgrove in mixed leagues.  *goes to league waiver page, picks up Musgrove*  See?

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  Really only blemish was three solo homers allowed.  Well, blemish in this game.  Obviously a 4.73 ERA has more blemishes than Cameron Diaz.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 26th and 27th homers.  F5!

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Yes, I would’ve been better off drafting Estrada than Chris Archer.  Please don’t remind me.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .252.  If Miller finally breaking out made no sound, would he still be breaking out?

Steven Souza – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Souza hadn’t done anything recently coming into this game, and the band played on.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (10).  After the game, Kiermaier said, “I slam and legs,” and Trump is looking into him for Islam connections.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.70.  I streamed him per the Stream-o-Nator‘s recommendation, and I’ve already moved on to someone else.  I will cut you!

Matt Duffy – Will resume rehab on Thursday.  I gotta be honest, unless he wants to be a drug counselor, not sure why he’d put rehab on his resume.  Gaps in time on a resume aren’t places to put rehab, it’s when you say you were finding yourself.  Or talk about freelancing!  Or you started a blog!

 
  1. John says:
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    So. Harper is not hitting. Would you bench him for Beltran or Dahl when they play in hitter friendly parks?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @John: I wouldn’t bench Harper, cause you know the minute you do, dude will start hitting..

        • Wild Thing says:
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          @Chicken Dinner:

          Don’t bench him. Better to go down with the ship.

  2. Chris says:
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    Can I safely drop matz if I own 6 other sp in an innings cap league. He has been mostly bad since the bone spurs. I could use some more roster depth in hitting or add a reliever for ratio help where I am in a dogfight in whip and era and a 6 run outing doesn’t help me. His up and down, mostly down starts lately make me not want to use him anymore. I thought the yankees couldn’t hit lefties based on their team stats. Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: The Yankees can obviously hit Lefties with bone spurs..Drop him in your league and get what you need, especially if you are contending this year.

    • JWray says:
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      @Chris: I feel the same way. Archer is available in my league and when I look at their stats, they have been about equal for the past month. Not sure what I would gain there. I could pick up Jon Gray though…. thoughts about that??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: You can drop him

  3. SF says:
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    I call Cameron Rupp, Camerupp, whenever I read his name I’m reminded of the pokemon Camerupt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Haha

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: you should see how it looks if you haven’t. It’s a sleepy eyed camel with volcanoes on its back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  4. Piranhaman says:
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    Great works, Grey!

    This is my hitters in 12 teamer roto.

    C Contreras
    1B Rizzo
    2B Schoop
    3B Baez
    SS Villar
    CI Ortiz
    MI H. Perez
    OF Stanton, Marte, Trumbo, A.Dicks
    UT Moreland, Altherr

    BN Zimms, Bregman, Alvarez, Chisenhall
    NA Judge, Moncada.

    Actually, all of Moreland Dicks Chisenhall means streamer for me. Now I should activate Just Dong, so need a spot. I’m starting to hate what I’ve got Bregman since someday in May. Should I drop the kid or one of streamers? Need your advice…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Piranhaman: Drop Dicks

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Grey: oh, thank you Grey :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Mike says:
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    You’ve been talking butter all week haha!

    I’m trying to keep up with my opponent in pitching. I lead in K’s, ERA and WHIP. I’ve got big Vince starting and looking to add one of the following three. Which would you feel most comfortable starting: Nate evoladi, colon or hector Santiago?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: According to SON, I would not recommend starting any of those 3..See whats available for the rest of the week if you can..

      • Mike says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Word. After a quick glance, the next few days, my waiver wire has Tomlin(@NNY), Snell(v MIN) and Bundy(@CHI SOX). I’m leaning Tomlin.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mike: Start all of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Haha…No idea of matchups

  6. John says:
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    grandal or Suzuki ROS in pts redraft??

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Grandal

  7. Joeg414 says:
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    Rupp or Beef ?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Joeg414: beef sucks. He’s doing nothing after hot April.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joeg414: Rupp

  8. ganggreenn says:
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    . I own wil myers 13$ miokie betts 53$ I can keep them for 3 seasons just by adding a dollar per season or I can drop one and sign boagarts to a 3 or 4 year deal for 24$, 29$. Should I just drop boagarts and keep mookie 53$ and myers 13$.
    I already kept corey seager 6$ as a shortstop but there is a utility play.

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @Grey: I can only keep five.
        1yr. 2yr. 3yr. 4yr
        Mookie betts 53$
        Boagarts 10$ 19$ 24$ 29$
        Corey seager. 6$
        Wil myers. 12$
        Noah synd. 10$ 19$ 24$ 29$
        Schwarber. 6$
        Arrietta. I signed to a contract worth 3yrs 21$.
        is boagarts worth 29$ for 4 years. I dont want to have to drop betts because I wont get him back in a draft for less then 70$. A guy drafted trout for 83$ and he is in second place right now. Am I making the right choice of dropping betts and schwarber, and keeping the rest. This is for next years keeper. I have to sign boagarts and noah to contracts as keepers if I want to keep them. Which is Plus 9$ for signing then plus 5$ for every year to the contract. The others are just plus one dollar to keep for another season. I must own a player for two years before I can sign them.

        • Zain Mirza says:
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          @ganggreenn:

          why do leagues exist that make baseball so complicated? if your in a league where dropping Betts, DROPPING Mookie Betts, makes even a modicum of sense, then you need to reconsider your entire fantasy baseball life.

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ROS which frankencatcher do you like? I currently have Gattis.

    Sandy Leon, Gattis, Grandal

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Grandal

  10. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    yahoo’s pulling one of their patented (seriously, i’ve never heard of another site doing this) days when waivers are like at least 3 hours later than most other days. yahoo gonna yahoo.

  11. VinWins

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    O/U on Piscotty 21.5 HR. I will, of course, take the under.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @VinWins: I say 21…Under

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: I’ll take the over… You notice my middle relief management? I pick up random MRs to see them give up multiple runs when they hadn’t in weeks

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Yeah, I’ve seen that phenomenon before. Your ERA went up .06 yesterday.

        • Grey

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          I feel like this has happened to me all year, must be payback from previous seasons

  12. G says:
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    Some disagreement in my league about fairness of a trade and figured I’d get some feedback here.

    Villar (can be kept in 10th round next year) and trevor Bauer for Price and Carlos Santana.

    Which side wins and is it by a lot?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: That’s not a bad trade IMO…I like the price side but Villar is having a great year.

      • Random Dude says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I agree. I like price side but it’s certainly not bad enough to veto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Trade’s fair

  13. Jogon says:
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    Drop T.Bauer :

    James Paxton, Wade Miley, Tom Koehler, Matt Cain or Mike Leake

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jogon: Paxton

      • Jack florida says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Thanks for all the great help you give, since no one ever says it
        If I ever meet you, (and/or Grey) , drinks are on me

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Jack florida: Anytime man

      • Chris says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hello Grey and JeFWith 1 F:

        Rest of the Way:
        Matt morre or Iwakuma

        thanks!

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Chris: Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: These are streamers…Pax

  14. Goldie showers says:
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    Tomas over Calhoun ros?

  15. DonnieB says:
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    Have Bregman but fighting for title. Drop him for Didi, Brad Miller, or Neil Walker for my MI? Just picked up Bundy and Skaggs to replace Salazar and Pineda? Was that good or meh? Thanks Grey. You are da man!!!!

    • knucks says:
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      @DonnieB: Guessing this is a keeper league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DonnieB: If its a redraft, go with Walker right now.

      • DonnieB says:
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        It is a 12 team keeper league.

        • knucks says:
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          @DonnieB: Is Bregman keep-able? Meaning would he be one of your 2, 3, 7 keepers? Seeing as you are saying you just dropped Salazer, it must not bee too deep keeper wise. I realize he is injured, but to what extent (not entirely sure yet, MRI was Tuesday?), plus what other DL guys you have…. no idea. Prob need more deetz to get the best answer. Since its not redraft, you don’t have an answer to your Q at this point… Hopefully ya get one. I’d go with whatever it took to win this year. Which is prob still Walker atm.

        • knucks says:
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          @DonnieB: Might have read that wrong, you say replaced, thought I read dropped on Salazar. Anyways, best of luck Donnie Boy!

          • DonnieB says:
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            Placed Salazar on DL. Bregman on edge for keeper on my team but trade bait for sure.

  16. B says:
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    Better SP moving forward:

    Musgrove, Andriese, or Jake thompson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Musgrove

  17. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey and JeFWith 1 F:

    Rest of the Way:
    Matt morre or Iwakuma

    thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  18. Rich says:
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    I’m basically out of it in a 16 team keeper league where all drafted players cost the same salary that you paid at auction for the 1st year, but all undrafted players are $10 (so guys drafted for less than $10 have some extra value). Currently sitting on Gallo, Zack Wheeler, and Reyes for $4 each. They’ve asked that I please stop sitting on them and let them play baseball, which I’ve agreed to do, but I also need to drop one from the team. 1 acquisition per week with waivers on Thursday and I’m not sure which one to drop for one of the newly annointed closers. Which of those three is going to be worth the least next year? Prioritizing upside.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rich: Tough call…for me its between Gallo and Reyes and I’m leaning towards losing Gallo of those two…I would say whichever you need more the pitcher or the bat go that direction.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich: Ha, I’d lose Reyes

  19. Sock it to me says:
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    Dropped Bauer for Musgrove – screw it! I’m taking the chance! Since Guerra, Bauer, and Tanaka all did bad for me this week, I figured he was worth a shot, rationalizing it in my head.

    Homer Bailey is also on WW playing the Pirates on Saturday. Wondering if I should try to pick him up to?

    My pitching is:

    Strasburg
    Verlander
    Taillon
    Guerra
    Roark
    Musgrove
    Danny Duffy
    Tanaka
    Hendricks
    Edwin Diaz
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Pedro Strop (yes holds are a category in my league)

    Is any of these worth dropping for Bailey, or am I good? I know Tanaka hasn’t been on his game as of late, but I’m thinking he comes back soon enough. Maybe switch Musgrove for Bailey instead?

  20. JoeG414 says:
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    NYPD Blue Quote of the Day :
    Det. Andy Sipowicz: Hey Medavoy, how come I gotta be Santa Claus?
    Det. Greg Medavoy: Well, uh, Stillwell psychoed out and Walker’s got jaundice. No offense, but you’re the fattest guy in the squad.

  21. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Hey now… We don’t all play in 10ers. Jefry’s my boy! 1B/3B/OF Y! eligible has been really useful. Cron coming back is going to be annoying but Marte is definitely their best offensive LFer and can hopefully continue to see semi-regular ABs. But for now I’m starting Jefry over Bregman at 3B and with Valbuena/Morrison down he’s given me a few starts at 1B too, oh and with Gomez being attrocious Marte even sees my OF from time to time. When Gurriel gets here I think I’ll still be able to find a spot for Marte.

    I asked Cheslor v Jefry in a deep dynasty a month ago and Cheslor won easily, but it’s looking closer and closer to me everyday. Cheslor is starting to look like empty batting average and I’m still not conviced he has an everyday job next year with Mous back, Alcides with a reasonable club option, and Mondesi getting his feet wet at 2B. Neither does Jefry of course but power tends to find it’s way into playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slim: In July Cheslor hit .340 with 2 HRs, Marte hit .227 with 2 HRs

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i know… Marte couldnt get consistent playing time but as soon as he does he starts hitting. I dont believe Cheslor has a run or rbi in the past week and maybe 3 total in the past 2. Jefry got that in one game a couple ago. I have Cheslor in a mixed league 16er and hes on my bench now. Jefry in a 15er AL only has hit his way into my starting lineup. Now ive maybe seen 2 ABs from each all year so all im lookin at are numbers but in a (or maybe I should say in THE) AL-only 15er keep 22 Jefry is trying really hard to be one of ’em.

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Slim: I had Cheslor in that 15er AL only and traded him for Herrera. Sv+hlds is one category. Im happy with the trade but a lot of that is because of Jefry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not gonna fall into this trap! No way am I defending Cheslor… He’s not very good either… Him and Marte are likely a toss up on needs

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @Grey: #RELproblems

            I do like me some deep leagues. When talking about 2 top 100 players there’s usually a right and a wrong. When talking about barely top 300 guys there’s just making a gut feeling and good effin luck. It sure is fun when it works out, or when they at least get a mention in the daily notes. Small wins are good wins in a 15er AL only.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya… I’m walking away with my 12-team NL-Only league, and I have Tony Wolters and Carlos Ruiz as my catchers all year

  22. Be like Maik says:
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    Can someone explain to me how Smyly is rated so high on the steamonator?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Be like Maik: It likes his Smyle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Be like Maik: It’s home vs. the Royals, why wouldn’t it be?

  23. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP League; would you trade away Carlos Martinez for Lorenzo Cain? I’m preparing for the playoffs and CMart is lined up to pitch against the Cubs twice (1 home, 1 away) and the Rockies at Coors in the fantasy semifinals and finals. I don’t know that I would trust him for any of those starts. Smart trade? I could use another bat with some speed. Thanks!

    C – Grandal
    1B – Pujols, Hanley
    2B – Schoop, Turner
    SS – Bogaerts
    3B – Sano
    OF – Betts, Stanton, Kepler, Melvin

    SP – Strasburg, Carrasco, Martinez, Roark, Tanaka, JRoss, Walker, Shark, Snell, Andriese
    RP – Robertson, Colome, Barrett

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: If you start 4 OF then yes but if only 3 i don’t see where Cain helps you as i would be starting Kepler over him anyway.

    • Eephus says:
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      @RePete:

      I’m a big, fat dummy, so if you’re just looking down a calendar I won’t be surprised. But is there a source for long-term pitching matchups or are you figuring that out manually?

  24. Robby says:
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    The joy of H2H: When Max Kepler and Daniel Murphy in 25 ABs have more R, HR, RBI, and SB than your entire team in 100+ ABs… Yikes

  25. RePete says:
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    Is Matt Duffy of any use in a 14-Teamer? Heard he will start at SS which would give him 2B, SS, 3B eligibility in Yahoo. Would you drop Melvin or Vizcaino for him?

  26. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,

    10team h2h.
    just dropped Mccullers. smh!!

    best pick up moving forward. Teheran, Glasnow, Smyly, Paxton, Walker, Ray, Musgrove Snell,

    Thanks bruh

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @740: I’d go with Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Stream…Walker’s fine

  27. Will says:
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    Bregman, Contreras, Dahl or Taillon? Which one should be my rookie keeper? The reason I ask is because this season Contreras, Dahl, and Taillon are all active on my daily roster, while I am keeping Bregman on my bench.

    However, I have Salazar and now McCullers on the DL and I’m looking to add Snell.

    Should I drop Bregman or McCullers for Snell?

    Here are my other keeper options (I get to choose 6 – 1 has to be a rookie)

    choose 3 of these (Encarnacion, Arenado, Correa, Polanco) – due to league rules I can only keep all 4 of these if I drop both Cutch and Cain.

    other keepers (Cutch, Lorenzo Cain and 1 of my rookies)

    Thanks for the help!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Will: I’d keep Arenado, Correa, Polanco, Cutch, Cain…Bregman would be the best keeper of the rookies but your covered at SS and 3rd so I’d go with Dahl since Cutch and Cain are declining a bit.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Will: E5, Arenado, Correa, Polanco I would keep and Bregman as your rookie and Salazar (not sure what other pitchers you have)

      • Will says:
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        @Nightpandas: @JeF With 1 F

        other pitcher options are Carrasco, McCullers, Salazar, Carlos Martinez, Taillon, and Matz

        Just a thought, if I could trade E5, Polanco, Correa or Arenado then I could keep whoever I trade for AND Cain and Cutch.

        Thoughts? Ideas on who I could possibly get? I used to have Giancarlo, but I made a stupid move and traded him for Cutch earlier in the season. Oh well, it could be fine.

      • Will says:
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        @Will: @Nightpandas: If I trade for another keeper I won’t be able to keep one of my current pitchers. Just FYI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Depends who you can trade them for

  28. Squints Palledorous says:
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    I’ve been saying it all year, the reason for Harper’s struggles come directly from his swing. His balance is totally off. He’s starting to hit like Ichiro where he’s leaning towards first base during his swing. Sapping him of all his power, giving him less plate coverage and causing him to hit weak fly balls.

    Polar opposite of Harper’s swing right now is Ortiz. Stays balanced, center of gravity not shifting, lots of power through the ball.

    Harper has 13 doubles this year. Tied for 173rd in the league. Behind AJ Pierzynski with 14, tied with Frenchy, Cody Asche and Jason Castro. Yay

  29. John says:
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    1. Why I am in third place: smart enough to get Kepler, Napoli and Tomas off the wire a few weeks back.

    2. Why I won’t win the crown: H2H league, needed pitching for the week and Dropped Kepler and Tomas on Thursday just as they go on incredible runs.

    3. Why I hate H2H leagues: see above.

    4. Why I am excited this morning: picked up Moss and am praying he makes me forget those two other guys whose names I can not recall.

  30. Wild Thing says:
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    Another trade ?

    Javier Baez $21 for 3 years and Giolito $6 2017, then $21 for 3 years

    Or

    David Ortiz $9 this year (and next if he comes back)

    My team is on it’s way to 13-5 and I have Daniel Murphy who can play 2B and Todd Frazier at 3B. Also my SPs are: Jose Fernandez, Scherzer, Cueto, Archer, Bundy, Fulmer and Manaea.

    I could also try to counter with Manaea or Fulmer?

    Thanks!

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @Wild Thing:

      He won’t do Baez and Manaea so it’d be Fulmer or Giolito plus Baez for Big Poppy

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Wild Thing:

        Okay here are the two offers on the table for me now…

        1) Papi for Baez/Giolito

        Or

        2) Papi/Kluber for Jose Fernandez and Baez

        Both Kluber and JoFer are signed for 3 years and contracts in the $20s so the money and years are similar.

        Do I hold or do 1 or 2? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wild Thing: Don’t see why you’re doing these

          • Wild Thing says:
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            @Grey:

            And just like that I’m not. Thanks for the reality check!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  31. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! I’ve been hit with a wicked injury bug. This week I lost Story, McCullers, Cespedes, and Nola. Still in first but losing traction. I’ve got an offer in a 12 team re-draft:
    I send: DeGrom, JD, Contreras
    I get: Scherzer, Bour, Hundley, Revere (the last two are whatever, but I’m high on Bour for the rest of the season).
    Kind of tempted by this. I’d lose Dongs, but gain a better SP. Can replace Contreras with some other C or just keep Hundley. I might also be able to swap out Revere for someone like Snell or Tallion.
    Thought?
    Current roster:
    C(x2): Contreras, Gattis
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Seager
    2B/SS: Story (replacing on ww tonight)
    1B/3B: Baez
    OF (x5): Springer, Polanco, Duval, Cespedes, Dongs,
    Util: Naquin
    B: Joc, Alther
    SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Felix, McCullers, Nola, Hellickson, Berrios, Aaron Sanchez
    RP: Familia, Harris (dropping for someone else tonight)

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! That was kind of my inkling as well. Would you move a package of – not sure if the other team would even be interested in these but:
        A: DeGrom, Contreras and Duval for Scherzer/Bour?
        B: Duval/Contreras/Felix for Hamels/Bour

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do B

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: danke schoen – I say that since I just bought tix to Germany/Belgium/Netherlands

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How long you going for?

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: 15 days in January – I’ve never been to that part of Europe – just Bulgaria for me.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s awesome, man! Nice! Any specific reason there and not say London, Italy, France or anywhere else?

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Along with all the breweries, castles, and canals, my research field is industrial heritage and there is lots of it there. Also, my grandmother was from Antwerp, Belgium, so I will get to see where she lived prior to WW2. Very excited to see Yrpes, Bruges, Cologne, and the Rhine.

                    • Grey

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                      I stopped reading after canals — that’s filthy!

                      Cougs and I were actually considering Switzerland for this November… I had been once before and loved it, and the only thing expensive is getting there (from my cursory search)

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Roundtrip for us was 1K out of Houghton, MI (2 flights a day from our dinky airport) – I found cheap flights out of Chicago, and guessing that LAX would have comparable fares if you book early.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh, that’s not bad actually, I thought I saw much higher, like 2-3K range

  32. Roger Dorn says:
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    Starting Maeda tonight in COL?

  33. Moses says:
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    Always a good read Grey.

    14teamH2hPoints League (Non-Keeper)

    Bailey or Musgrove ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moses: Thanks! Musgrove

  34. dude says:
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    Can Jankowski be a full-time player for SD next year or is he destined to be a 4th OF with that speed? With Dickerson there already and Renfroe and Margot on the way, where does he play?

  35. Boaty McBoatface says:
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    I’ve got a keeper/dynasty league trade question for you, Grey. Would you accept either of these trade offers, and if so, which one would you prefer? I have an outside chance at winning my league this year, but want to keep an eye toward the future as well. Thoughts?

    Trade 1:
    I’ve been offered Aroldis Chapman for my Nomar Mazara.

    Trade 2:
    I’ve been offered Evan Longoria, Adam Duvall, and A.J. Ramos for my Nomar Mazara and Miguel Sano.

  36. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed

    I own Casilla, Oh, Giles, Barrett at closer

    Drop Jake Barrett for Joe Musgrove?

    Thanks!

  37. Slimcompoop says:
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    Probably my favorite write-up of the season. Laughed out loud multiple times between getting french gangsta on us, flashing at Daytona, eRUPPtion on Mt. Krapatoa, etc. Thanks Grey.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Need to pick up a 2B/SS and don’t really care about one statistical category over another, just need a productive player. My options are Orlando Arcia (like his upside), Neil Walker, Forsythe, Solarte, Suarez, and Gyorko (he owes the Razzball readers:).

        Also, I know you’ve mentioned Grandal seventeen times in the last fourteen days, drop Rupp for Grandal?

        Peace.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arcia… I’d want Yasmani

  38. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning FML. Looking to trade for next year. Any of these worth doing?

    1 Move Velasquez for Belt
    2 Move Velaquez and Pujols for VMart and Berrios plus upgrade 3 picks by 2 rounds each (rounds 5/5/6)
    3 Move Velasquez for O Herrera and upgrade 2 picks by two rounds (rounds 3/4)
    4 Hold and keep Velasquez as my 11th keeper in a 15 teamer

    In the scenarios above I would likely keep Belt and maybe Berrios if i did trade

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: option 5 move King Felix for Bauer and upgrade to round 2 and 4 picks

  39. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I missed out on Sanchez by $1. I have Welington Castillo and he’s been pretty brutal after the first 2 months. Should I drop him for any of the available catchers: Noris, Rupp, Wieters, Vogt, James McCann, Suzuki, or anyone else around their rank that would be available? Thanks and keep up the good work!

  40. Fungazi says:
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    Where in god’s green earth did Max Kepler come from? Predict a full season 2017 from Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: He was a top 30 prospect last year

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Dam, I missed that since I bump Twins prospects down by 100 ranks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  41. Philomath says:
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    Another annoying trade question… Thanks in advanced tho! (Points league) I give Bogaerts & Matz for CarGo & Price. Believe it or not I have Seager, so SS is not an issue. Any input would be appreciated!

  42. Juan says:
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    Grey,
    What 10 would you Keep for next year? H2H
    Trea Turner
    Alex Bregman
    Todd Fraizer
    Odubell Herrrera
    Nomar Mazara
    Y. Cespedes
    Lorenzo Cain
    Yoan Moncada

    SP’s:
    Glasnow
    Harvey
    Velazquez

    thanks!!!

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan:
      Trea Turner
      Alex Bregman
      Todd Fraizer
      Odubell Herrrera
      Nomar Mazara
      Y. Cespedes
      Lorenzo Cain
      Yoan Moncada
      Maikel Franco

      SP’s:
      Glasnow
      Harvey
      Velazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Why did you list them twice?

      • Juan says:
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        @Grey:
        Hi Grey,

        i forgot to add Franco in the original. that’s 12 players and i can only keep 10.
        thanks!!

  43. Just Busted says:
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    I am not seeing a recent closer ranking for ROS, can I get a couple opinions of ranking the following in order for ROS in a yahoo 5×5 H2H, non-keeper? Thanks!!
    Hwan Oh
    Diaz
    Betances
    Herrera
    Dyson

  44. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    In my 10 team points league with innings limit where pitchers rule (50 pts per win, -15 per loss) I have an interesting trade on the table. Currently in first place.

    I trade Alex Colome (In Yahoo he has SP eligibility so allows you to play 3 closers a night which equals an SP2) and CMART

    for

    Jake Arrieta

    I struck gold and held onto Edwin Diaz who is now the closer for Seattle. Do I pull this trigger? Or do I keep on rolling with my dual SP eligible closers in Colome and Diaz along with this pitching crew:

    SPs: Price, Thor, Kluber, CMart, Darvish (health risk)
    Closers: Kimbrel, Betances, Colome (SP eligibility), Diaz (SP eligibility)

    • Jedimasters says:
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      @Jedimasters:

      Also Grey if you think I should swap CMart with any of my other pitchers such as Price then let me know thanks. The Arrieta owner doesn’t want Darvish due to health risk.

  45. Zimm says:
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    Starting J. Zimmerman today home against the White Sox?

  46. Don says:
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    Isn’t Kepler German?

    • Scott says:
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      @Don: Grey is the French gangster with his brioche rapping. Nothing to do with Kepler’s nationality.

      • Don says:
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        @Scott: Ahhhh…I skipped the Napoli blurb with the original brioche rap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: You still have the best avatar

  47. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey, in a 10tm H2H keeper (only keep 12)

    Been offered Odorizzi and Quintana for my mccutch and Berrios.
    I do need a little help on pitching and mccutch has been on my bench (pretty much all season) as I have Trumbo (who is back to usual self) Braun, Blackmon & HanRam.
    What do you think of the trade? I probably wouldn’t keep either pitcher, but I would most likely keep mccutch

  48. jojo says:
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    10 team roto

    Should I trade Rizzo and McCutchen for Goldschimit and Blackmon?
    Which side you like more?

    thanks!!

    • Gigorilla says:
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      the colors for sure

  49. Don says:
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    I’m piecing together my SPs since losing Nola and Salazar. Pick three: Smyly, Paxton, Musgrove, Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Paxton, Musgrove, Snell…Smyly is a decent streamer today if you can pick up day of

  50. PM says:
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    Am I doing the right thing?
    I have Noland arenado along with a surplus of hitting, Noland arenado can be a keeper kept in the 13th round next year (he is the best keeper in our league). If I sell arenado I can replace him with castilianos for 3B…

    My pitching sucks, I made a trade polanco and Scherzer for trout and castilianos that ended up hurting my team more than helping and now I feel I may need the pitching back… My ace now is Lester and I’ve made small moves to gather madea, and junior gerrera, and I picked up snell, along with hellickson… I only have relievers for pitching… We do categories and I’m not getting enough Ks Wins or quality starts, my streamers end up blowing up my era and whip

    So I have been working on a trade for Scherzer back and Kris Bryant for my keeper or arenado, the guy is in last place and may do it for the keeper value but now it seems like he won’t

    I do have an offer since I texted the whole league about my shopping of arenado that I would sell and the offer is Chris sale and Jason hammels, I like this trade and I want to continue to shop around we have one more week till the trade deadline.

    Is this the right thing?
    My hitters are McCann / Sanchez, goldschmidt, schoop, arenado / castilanos, machado, trout, mccutchen, Bautista, reddick for hitting due to trading all my pitchig for hitters

    My pitching is Lester, madea, Guerrera, hellickson, snell, Nola on DL, shields who I will drop, chapman, Castilla, Dyson, and bedrosion, also one not filled roster spot yet since Nola hit the DL

    It’s a 12 team league currently in 6th place so I want to play for this year is a trade like arenado for Chris sale and hammel a fix to the team or keep shopping or hold?

    Sorry about the long message

    • PM says:
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      @PM:
      Ok so first offer is sale and Jason hammels for arenado

      Second trade is Scherzer/archer/Bryant for arenado Lester and snell?

      • PM says:
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        @PM: third trade offer is a third option is marte Carlos Martinez and staggs for arenado and I can toss him back whatever I think

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @PM: Get cheaper pitching with a cheaper hitter, don’t trade Arenado

        • PM says:
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          @Grey: I’ve tried the cheaper pitching for cheaper hitting and no one will do it, so none of these trades look good? Even if I were to get Kris Bryant back in that one?

          • PM says:
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            @PM: also arrieta and Matz for arenado

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Then you’re not trying for cheap enough pitching

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @Grey: Where were you when I didn’t ask you if I should trade Arenado for Sale and Cueto?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not a bad trade in a redraft, this guy has Arenado in the 13th round

            • VinWins

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              @Grey: Yeah, it could have worked out a little better. Sale had a 2.26 ERA at the time and has given me a 3.94 mark, so I’m just bitter.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                So you were what happened to Sale!

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @Grey: Of course.

  51. Jay says:
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    D Peralta or reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Reddick

  52. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Wow, so Brock Stewart…..not good…

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Ralph, that verse you posted yesterday was silly. That emcee have good albums or anything?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: No idea. It’s through that team backpack site and there’s a 12 minute video of he and Passionate MC going back and forth. His name is X.

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Good stuff, thanks. I’ll listen when I’m not in the office. I saw that Team Backpack but didn’t know if they were a crew or a label or what. I was lazy. Dude definitely killed those 16.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m enjoying this

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph LIfshitz says:
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              @Grey: The music or my Gareth G-3?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                The music

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph LIfshitz says:
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                  @Grey: Yeah this guy is a find for sure.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Get him on your podcast!

  53. Landisimo3 says:
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    12 team roto dynasty… Keep 10 … I am in 2nd competing for 1st … Cutch has been riding my bench and the trade deadline is approaching.. What would be a reasonable return for him without selling too too low? I could use a SP and some Speed but not mandatory .. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Landisimo3: McCullers? Kepler? I don’t know, you should ask people in your league

  54. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today , 6×6 roto :
    Guyer vs Santiago
    Avi Garcia vs J.Zimm
    T.Pham : 26.6 vs Finnegan , If Pham is playing
    Kiermaier : 10.2 vs Kennedy
    Souza vs Kennedy
    Kim : 15:6 vs Griffin , Kim should be playing
    You see the best three , but which one?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Pham is playing , hitting lead off

      Looks like a coin flip between him and Kiermaier

  55. Scott says:
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    Batty Call time!

    Kiermaier (2-hole) vs. Kennedy
    or
    Schebler (6-hole) vs. Leake

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Still waiting to see if or where Pham is batting vs. Finnegan.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Scott:
        Pham is playing , hitting lead off

        Looks like a coin flip between him and Kiermaier

  56. Teddy Heater says:
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    As a non Cruz owner I was surprised to see he had 17 HR’s Cust Sayin…. The bigger error is me dropping Napoli 2 months ago, STOOP!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Honestly I don’t know how you keep all that shizz so tight, I have trouble doing it once a week!

  57. Gregarious says:
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    Grey/JeF/Malicious….pretty safe to drop Valencia for Solarte? I know, neither are very appealing…

  58. Ben says:
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    Was the Cruz blurb a typo or did you cut and paste a prior post and forget to change the number? (feel like you had posted more or less the exact same thing previously).

    He has 27 homers- not 17.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Yes, typo

  59. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’ve been picking up Braves everywhere to play today. This is why I’m not good at fantasy baseball.

  60. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – I may be able to get Arrieta at a favorable price. It’s a pretty shallow roster 10 team H2H, so I typically only hold 2 closers and use the rest of my P and bench slots on SP, but thanks to the trade deadline and related changes, I find myself with 5 mostly great SAGNOFS (Betances, Oh, Watson, Diaz, Gomez). At most, I’d only want to hold 3 of those.

    Given that, would you trade 2 of those SAGNOFS, plus Price, Yu, or Carrasco for Arrieta? The league counts QS and W, so guys who typically go deep (Price, Arrieta) have a little more value.

    Also relevant, if I were to do that 3:1 trade for Arrieta, I would then have my choice from the waiver wire of any 2 of these guys: skaggs, shoemaker, bundy, e santana (on a QSroll), Musgrove, etc. [streamer slot].

    I’m a little worried about the hiccups lately, but he seems like someone very capable of powering through a 3.77 era “rough spot” like this.

    Thanks!

  61. Max Power says:
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    Gary Sanchez or Welington Castillo ROS? It’s a keeper league, standard 5×5 h2h

    Thanks!

  62. Wilson. says:
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    Trade my Segura and Duvall for Dozier?

  63. Hi Grey. 14 team. 6 x6 (OPS league). Deep 30 man rosters.

    Please choose two (2) of these guys for 6×6 production for ROS:

    AJ Reed – will he figure out major league pitching this year? small sample size has been putrid in a stacked line-up.
    BJ Upton – will he play enough in TOR with Joey Bats, Pillar and Saunders locked into the starting OF? Feels like he needs an injury in front of him…
    Jorge Soler – been sitting on him all year (and totally annoyed). Like BJ, does he have a place to play when he comes back from the DL? Im assuming LF platoon with Coghlan, Baez, Szczur – correct?

    Appreciate the take. Thx

      • @Grey:

        Ha; thanks. Wish Baez was an option… he’s not. I think the word BJ in the blurb distracted you. BJ or Soler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez, Szczur – correct? — Looked like an option

          So, Reed, BJ or Soler? Soler hasn’t been good in a long time

          • @Grey: sorry, that was me rambling on about all the options for Maddon in the OF. Essentially, talking myself out of Soler. … Backstory: I’m in 1st place (humble brag), and given the barren wire – – I’ve just been sitting on Soler as a long term option and given that he’s due back off the DL this week, that prompted all these terrific questions and me wanting your insight… ill assume you like BJ more, which was my initial lean too, although not a great one. Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, BJ

  64. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    More of a Smokey question here, but in a holds league and was totally set up with Herrera and Betances. Obviously, I’m now set for saves, but went from two top 5 holds guys to nothing. Any ideas on waiver wire holds pickups? Mauricio Cabrera and Jason Grilli look like the best out there to me

  65. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Who’d win in a fight. Khris or Chris?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I think so too, but one thing going against him is I feel like it’s harder for Chris to get angry.
        Khris I think would be ready to go into fight mode and Chris might have to get hit a few times to even get angry. He’s just so damn laid back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Khris seems harmless, and very very powerful

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: Really? Judging from their smugshots, I’d think Khris was the dangerous one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  66. Joe says:
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    How do you rank these three rest of season, hitting wise (obv.): Frazier, Votto, Encarnacion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Edwin, Votto

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Nunez? He isn’t even starting every day for San Fran and he’s hitting .152 over the last two weeks and .215 over the last month. I can grab Dozier, Tomas, Miller in his place.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  68. ERad says:
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    Pulled off an interesting trade yesterday – sitting in 2nd place, 4 games back in H2H – so time to go for it.

    Traded Corey Seager (4th round, keep forever) for Mike Trout (no keeper).

    Was looking forward to my impending love affair with Seager for the next 5 years, but can’t pass up on Trout. Only downside is I’m back to the MI carousel – A. Tell me I did good B. Try Brad Miller over the likes of Gyorko, Suarez, Hernan Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it… But if you win, then it won’t matter… I’d go Perez

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I hear ya – it’s only fantasy though right? I try to tell myself that it doesn’t matter cause it’s not real, but it is real. Very real.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s too real, we’ll talk more about this at your head table at the wedding

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Let’s hope we’re discussing championships in our respective leagues.

            Looking forward to my honeymoon – riding a camel in Morocco and trying to follow Dylan Bundy’s start against the Rays. I may have a problem.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Make sure you get a camel with WIFI

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey: That’s what the humps are for right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup!

  69. joe is a popular name says:
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    would you stream musgrove this thurs vs tex? looks like a tough matchup on paper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thursday? Didn’t he just pitch?

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Pitching on Sunday

      • joe is a popular name says:
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        @Grey: 4.1 innings on 8/2 vs toronto, so on 8/7 vs tex

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not Thursday

          • joe is a popular name says:
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            @Grey: yeah sunday. sorry when you get old, every day is the same, my days are all completely messed up.. stream on sunday?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d stream him

  70. Bryan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got a tough trade proposal today. In a 20 person league and basically out of the playoff picture at this point. We have 4 keepers so looking for trades for players worth keeping into next year. Right now my keepers are Donaldson, Encarnacion, LeMahieu and maybe Fowler (probably wont keep Fowler).

    Trade proposal
    Give: Encarnacion and LeMahieu
    Get: McCutchen, Pearce and Bergman

    Thoughts? I also have no pitching which is why I am out of playoffs essentially. Should I go for a strong keeper pitcher instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  71. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, pick two for ROS (my league counts strikouts, bb, era, whip and k/9 in addition to saves).
    Casilla, Dyson, Diaz, Giles and Bedrosian.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla, Giles

  72. Lastings Milledge says:
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    Piscotty doesn’t hit HRs. He hits Pis Bombs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  73. Jon says:
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    Cain for kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  74. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey!

    This is Bas. Not from Holland today but San Diego.;-)

    In 2nd place in my keeper 5×5 12 team (keep 8 forever) not a real good shot of winning (Thanks Upton and Heyward;-))

    Have some players I’am thinking of replacing: Matz, Heyward, Martin.
    I have Cespedes, Davis and Salazar on my bench/IR

    Kiermaier, Harrison, Rosario, Reynolds and Dickerson are available. Reynolds/Harisson would form platoon with Gyorko/Schoop/Belt

    Pitchers I can pick up:
    Iwakuma, Boyd and Koehler.

    Many thanks,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the states? Welcome! Iwakuma, Rosario, can lose Russell Martin and Rajai…

      • Bas says:
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        @Grey:

        Hi Grey,

        Thanks! Jup all the way from Amsterdam to the West Coast. First did SF and Phoenix now in SD. Friday going to watch the Glorified Padres against Phillies.

        Sorry I had to be clearer Grey. I have Leonys Martin the outfielder I was thinking to drop, not Russel.
        And Wade Davis is the guy on the IR. What do you think drop Leonys and perhaps Matz?

        Many Thanks,

        Bas from Holland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! enjoy the game! I’d drop Leonys and Matz

  75. ebudz says:
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    This is a continuation of the original question where I’m trying trade with a team who I’m tied for 1st place with. I’m trying to get some trade offer ideas and I’m in talks with him now…

    What combo of my RP/SP should I offer for which of his SPs? He originally said he’d take my Osuna for his Kennedy so I sure hope he was kidding…

    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    My staff:
    (4) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, Shoemaker, Paxton
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
    Bench: (Thornburg, Taillon, Skaggs, Moore, Snell)

    (1) DL: Salazar

    His staff:

    (4) SP: Strasburg, Kluber, Archer, Cole
    (3) RP: Jansen, Harris
    Bench: (C-Mart, Keuchel, S. Gray, J. Gray, Kennedy, Straily)

    (1) DL: Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea why anyone would trade a decent SP for an RP in your league

      You should trade a bat for an arm

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah that’s what I was afraid of… but figured I’d at least try since my bats are the only thing keeping me afloat right now. Also I think my biggest piece to trade would be Stanton and he’s honestly not really wanted by other teams it seems. Plus I’m reluctant to trade him since he’d probably be a keeper for me next year and I doubt I’d get an arm back that would be keeper worthy? Gah I’m really kicking myself for trading away Scherzer for Stanton back in June.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What other bat can you sell?

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey:

            I have no idea! Trades are like impossible to make especially since I won the league last year and more than half this league of haters is out of contention and probably loving that fact my team is struggling right now… but fortunately the team I’m tied with right now for 1st (he’s also the team I’m most afraid of and have to play him in a couple weeks) is at least trying to entertain offers but I can’t get him to bite on anything.

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

            Rest of my offense looks like this:

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

            That other team’s offense (that I referenced earlier) looks like this:

            (1) C: S. Perez
            (1) 1B: Encarnacion
            (1) 2B: Espinosa
            (1) SS: Desmond
            (1) 3B: Donaldson
            (3) OF: C. Davis, Bautista, J. Bradley
            (1) UT: J. Bruce

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trade Polanco or Posey or Abreu or Odor or Seager for a top SP

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: That’s helpful man, thanks! When you say “top SP,” what tier of guys should I be going after? I mean that other team I listed before has like 5 SPs from your top 100 2nd half rankings (Stras, Kluber, Archer, Cole, and C-Mart) I’ve been trying to go after but I’m pretty sure Stras is untouchable… I also traded him for Polanco earlier in the year so I honestly think only Posey or Odor might appeal to him since he already has Donaldson who btw I traded him for Correa right before the draft this year …

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Stras or Kluber work

  76. Cram It says:
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    Scout team had some health issues here and there during the season, but it’s really hitting me hard down the stretch. Needless to say, Story, Cespedes and Salazar are big losses. I don’t know if I’m going to hang on with 3 weeks to go. Save me Scott Schebler!

    You any closer to taking 1st?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I am in first. Tied. Two team race likely

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Nice! 3 team race over here. I’d be lying if I said it should be exciting, coming from the perspective of having a comfortable lead for most of the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish it wasn’t close with me winning, also I kinda hate that it ends at end of August

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Absolutely. I’ll take a blow out victory every time.

            I don’t mind. It’s been the most nerve wracking of all the leagues. I’ll feel relief when it’s over and I’ll be able to focus more on the ones I have more control over.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah I hear ya, something about not being able make any moves that is nerve wracking

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: I’ll stop sending the bad juju vibes Scheb’s wait. Didn’t realize it was at your expense Cram. Well, their not working anyways! But I want my Peraza back :(

      Or not, I’ll SAGNOF elswhere I guess. Janky the Seawoof was my fall-back anyway.

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: I would appreciate that. Janky should more than fit the bill. Go Seawolves!

  77. Lenny says:
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    Damn Grey! How many languages do you know?! Never ceases to amaze me.

    You’re so multicultural, google should sponsor this site with all the clicks the translator is getting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are we counting tongue click languages? Then 12

      • Lenny says:
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        @Grey: 13 if you count tongue lick languages, the language of LOVE

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So true, Lenny

  78. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey —

    Can you rank these first baseman ROS?

    Moreland, Bour, Holliday, Espinosa, Valencia

    Also, which candidate do you like out of these to cut so I can activate Just Dong:

    Thornburg (I have 4 other CL), Snell, Madson, Naquin, Dahl, Castellanos

    Thanks!

    p.s. – I realize this is a tall order so I’m paying you back with a movie recommendation that might change your life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaVf6sxBSYk&spfreload=10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Bour…Thornburg…I can’t see the video, says MA

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! And look up “The Room” on YouTube. Best worst movie ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, The Room! yes, that is delightfully awful

  79. Long Bawls says:
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    For years one of the only open businesses in Newark’s main train station was a tiny brioche cafe, which was about as incongruous and lonely as a fan at a Rays game. It closed, I think, the same year the Newark Bears baseball team folded. No more calls of “Butter Up!” in the Brick City. From the forthcoming 12-part series Stoned Ken Burns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • knucks says:
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      @Long Bawls: Sad emoji. Didn’t know they had closed. Used to hit that place up after Devils games all the time.

  80. Polka

    Polka says:
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    I’d pay you way more than Gausman, way more entertaining and able to do your job with WAY more proficiency than that clown! Reminds me of a buddy from high school who was all-state everything, BMX King, great artist and guitar player, but delivering Pizzas today at the young age of 45-

    • Cram It says:
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      @Polka: Peaked too early! I have a current friend, pushing 40, with a Law degree, that’s been delivering pizzas instead for 10 years.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Cram It: This made me smile. Thanks Cram! I like to think that I haven’t peaked yet, but deep down I know the sad truth that I actually have a long time ago.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Haha. Same boat. I like to think it’s still coming too, but if it doesn’t, my age 25ish years would qualify as a solid peak.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Cram It: From what people tell me, I think I was pretty awesome around that age too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  81. Scott says:
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    :(

  82. Steve says:
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    I give Thor/Abreu and get E5/D. Duffy too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  83. Paul says:
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    Scherzer / Archer
    Arrieta / Matz
    Sale / Hammel
    Sale / Fulmer
    Stras / Archer

    which two are the best pitching group

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paul: Right now, Sale Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with F

  84. manny says:
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    K-Rod ($21) for Eaton ($28)?

    AL-only keeper league, both keepable at same price next year. Saves aren’t a concern for me this year as I have both Miller and Britton (will keep both next year too). I can make up ground in offense and I’m leading most pitching (but have lost Salazar, McCullers for at least a bit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Eaton if saves aren’t a concern

  85. jiggy says:
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    Hey Mr. Man,
    I continue to enjoy these write ups. Keeping me happy during a dark time in my fantasy season.

    I’m in a bind with Trevor Story lost to that appendage disaster and Carlos Martinez regressing before my eyes *not my eyes*. This is an NL only league btw.

    I gots me upside in WHIP but lots of downside in Wins.

    My question is… should I be sitting CarMo, DeScl (Disco) and Homer Bailey in most weeks and going with a three man stable of Jose Fernandez, Gerrit Cole, and Kenta Maeda + relievers? And just play the matchups??

    My relief corps is solid but unspectacular: Familia, AJ Ramos, Neris, D-Law, Robles, Strop, Will “Summertime” Smith and Seigrist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Play matchups, but I wouldn’t start Bailey in most matchups until I saw something

  86. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    In the last 30 days who has more stolen bases: Mike Napoli or Francisco Lindor?

    Pitcher A: K-BB%: 14.9 Hard % 27.4 SwStrk % : 11.3 FIP 4.11 SIERA 4.04

    Pitcher B: K-BB% : 14 Hard % 28.7 SwStrk%: 12.4 FIP 4.09 SIERA 4.03

    One is Cole Hamels, the other is Jeremy Hellickson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli, guessing him b/c you’re asking with a guy who should obviously have more steals

      Hamels wears a purple suit better though

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yup, our man ‘Cisco aka the dragon needs to get his running shoes on.

        hehe. You got a point there, Cole can wear the shit out of that thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cole should be modeling Isotoners if they didn’t just renew Marino for another 30 years

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Haha

  87. LightBlack says:
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    Yo what up Grey!

    Dude just traded me Stanton/J.D/Sale for JFer/Polanco/Seager(Only did this trade in fears of JFer shutdown) so far though he is winning that trade. Polamco has come alive and Seager is Seager. Jfer other than 5 run cluncker has been per usual.

    Well know he wa ts J.D back for his Darvish. I did get Dahl a few weeks ago to soften the blow. Already have Springer/Marte/Stanton/K.Davis/Dahl/Pederson.

    Darvish worth it? Pitching after Sale and Carassco(before two days ago)still a yo-yo on crack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

  88. Yelyabd says:
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    Based on Bauer’s last few starts you think it’s safe just to cut bait, need to activate JD Mart next week and I’m one player over limit. My SP Jose Fern Kluber Carrasco Darvish Shoe Bundy JGray JRoss (DL free spot don’t need to drop him yet)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Yelyabd says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the help! Great read again this morning, good stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  89. Hometown Heroes says:
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    I’m looking to buy low in a 12 team keeper AL only league. What do you think of Luis Severino for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decent buy low

  90. John says:
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    redraft pts league w 12 teams.. droppable players: Pomeranz, taillon, Dahl, ozuna, thornburg, Bregman, McCarthy..

    top WW options: benintedi, schimpf, altherr, berrios, andriese, Diaz (Seattle closer), Giles, musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom for Benintendi

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        how much if I have 300$ left in my money??

        any of the ther guys intrigue you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends how badly you need Allen… Maybe $50

  91. Steve says:
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    I’m in a peculiar spot right now in my H2H 10 team points keeper league. I’m 8-8 and on the fringe of the playoffs but my team has been fading of late so I’m not sure if I should sell for keepers. We’re allowed 4 keepers who are all “signed” to 3 year contracts at their current draft round. I was offered Trevor Story for my Zach Britton. The issue I’m having is deciding whether Story would be worth a keeper (he’s a 20th round value). I also have Edwin Diaz and KRod at reliever win only two spots to play the three guys at. Other players considered for keepers are: Marte (1st round), Polanco (4), Salazar (5), Bumgarner (7), Rizzo (11), Matz (9), Nunez (20), Dahl (20). Do you think Story would fit in to my keeper situation? Or should I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Story and run

  92. Muskysmell says:
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    Guys I’m scared….is the world gonna end?
    Jose Abreu just hit a hr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  93. J-FOH says:
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    I finally listened to your podcast. I did it while wearing pants on a treadmill next to a guy that looked like B-Real. My takeaway was you missed an opp to talk about his group and the impact on latinos in the main stream. Maybe im biased. That had to be the most cackle free conversation of your life. Overall I liked it. Actually it makes me realize you are a far better interviewer than JB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I had about another hour of info to talk to him about — big one I left off was how is there not a ton more Latinos in hip hop…. I think we can get him back again though, Cougs worked with his brother in law…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: cougs is a baller!

        you left the latino shizz off to spite me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I’m Spitey Man

  94. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Hello, Grey.

    Please rank: Paxton, Skaggs, Bundy

    I know you preferred Bundy to Skaggs and JB preferred Skaggs to Bundy as of last week’s podcast, but I assume your position may have changed. Also, Paxton in this mix.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Bundy, coin flip on matchups

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, OTIF (over the Internet friend).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, OTIF

  95. Robby says:
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    Indians call on Andrew Miller in the 6th inning of a 4-2 game with 2 out/nobody on base to face #9 hitter Byron Buxton. What?

    I already dropped Cody Allen. Do I re-add him? I’m tempted to just say screw Cleveland and their RP games, and instead grab someone who actually has a closer job. At this point, that’s Bedrosian, Barrett, Johnson, or Maurer (or Allen, I suppose)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Re-add Allen

  96. Joe says:
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    Tomas is on the wire. Feels wrong to leave him there and acquiring may give me flexibility to move Frazier, unless you think Tomas will cool off soon enough and ignoring him won’t come back to bite me. My pitching is not exactly aces and Berrios is on the wire. But can he be trusted?

    So one add left this week. Do I add Berrios or Tomas (dropping De Leon)?

    12-team, 5×5 h2h redraft
    C – Ramos, 1B – Kendrys, 2B – Odor, 3B – Frazier, SS – Machado, OF – Kepler, Polanco, JD, DH – H.Perez ; Bench – Abreu (sigh), Pence
    SP – Carrasco, Price, Gray, Shoemaker, McCarthy, De Leon
    RP – Chapman, Estevez, Watson, Diaz, Thornburg

  97. JimmyJackJames says:
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    I have two offers on the table for my Carrasco – deep roto keeper w QS instead of W. Which offer would you take assuming both are on the table – main goal is to pickup R, HR, RBI while not taking too much of hit on pitching:

    Cano/Hamels

    or

    Segura/C.Davis/Hamels

    Would be dropping Profar in either case

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  98. matt says:
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    stream 1 for saturday:

    Berrios @ Tampa ($4.9)
    Rodon vs Bal ($4.8)
    Paxton vs LAA (-$.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  99. Scott says:
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    Except for the HR to Gordon, the emoticon pitched a gem today. No win, though. Thanks TB offense! :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  100. jonathan A says:
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    Moore for Puig?

    Moore should be good in SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  101. Scott says:
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    Holy cow. Where did Finnegan pull this one out of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  102. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    How much FAAB would you bid for Matt Duffy in an AL-only dynasty league?

    His price increases by $1/$3/$5 from 2017/18/19.

    Is $11 reasonable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      11 sounds fine

  103. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Psycho Killer, optioned to triple A, fa-fa-fa-faaa-fa-fa-fa-faa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fa, fa, fahk… That hurts in a 2 catcher league I’m in

  104. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Just lost McCullers.. Should I trade Verlander and Quintana for Price, Skaggs and Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Did you see they had two episodes of MC last night. I only watched one so please dont give anything away. I really need to talk about the first one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched both, but can keep comments to the 1st one… They (the producers) knew Andrea wouldn’t win and they had a chance to make good TV so they went with it, if she’s out 11th or 5th it doesn’t matter

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: but stupid gay not gay bowtie boy remains and diamond gave them raw sausage. Fuck the rules, let her stay

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but it was more drama kicking her off that way… Got you worked up

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: you shut your damn mouth

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly!

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Grey: stupid christina and her rules are rules bullshit. I got a rule for her. Gordon wanted her to stay because he only wants the best. I call foul and the winner is now tainted

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I got a rule for Christina, don’t try to be Gordon, it doesn’t fit you at all

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: she is just….the worst

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wait until you see Christina cook breakfast in the 2nd episode, it’s like she’s trying to give people diabetes

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      I already have diabetes…damn

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Then you couldn’t touch Tosi’s breakfast

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      I don’t like women built like skinny boys…Im Mexican

                      Note: All MC conversations will incorporate elipses

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t mind skinny boys if they’re William Hurt in Kiss of the Spiderwoman, otherwise, no thank you….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, due to stupid laws being passed, I am now trying to build my own coils…I’ve never bought so much crap from a hardware store before in my life

  106. Frank White says:
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    Drop Nunez or Baez? bringing back Carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  107. Scott says:
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    Who do I drop to make space for JD?

    Velasquez, Moore, Matz, Roark or Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  108. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: Choose a side

    Machado
    Kepler
    Edwin Diaz

    -or-

    Trout
    Andrew Miller
    Ryon Healy

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

      • omar says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. If both Machado and Trout can be kept thru 2017, does that change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  109. Scott says:
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    Who did Phelps piss off to get a start at Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  110. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    ESPN can’t decide if Andrew Miller got a save or a hold. So, it gave him both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  111. Cutch says:
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    Keeper league, need offense this year, McCutchen or Rendon, Beltran, and Casilla? Thanks.

    • Cutch says:
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      @Cutch: Or him for Kepler and B. Crawford? (Or they are both good, but one is likely better). Thanks for doing this all season, I’m sure I’m as guilty as anyone of taking you as a resource for granted, but please know it is much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch: Or him for Kepler and B. Crawford? — who is him?

      • Cutch says:
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        @Grey: McCutchen, sorry, did the initial question not come through? Rendon/Beltran/Casilla or Kepler/B. Crawford in a keeper, need primarily offense this year.

        • Cutch says:
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          @Cutch: In exchange for McCutchen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon side

          • Cutch says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey.

          • X says:
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            @Grey: A McCutchen owner here in a similar boat. Are you saying (A) take the Rendon side over McCutchen or (B) just that the Rendon option is better than the Kepler option between the two?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Rendon, Beltran, and Casilla over McCutchen

              • X says:
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                @Grey: Cool, thanks.

  112. Pillar o' Salt says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on valencia? Hes getting jerked around, billy will try to keep him cheap via numbers, plays at o.co… I dunno it looks like joey bats magic juice wore off.. Grab leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose him

      • Pillar o' Salt says:
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        Who for? Maybin or hamilton or simaliar? Leonys got got.

  113. Scott says:
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    Kiermaier or Altherr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  114. jonathan A says:
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    Wacha or Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  115. Cutch says:
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    I think I got skipped a few questions up…if it was intentional then never mind, I’ll go cry in a corner for a while. Thanks again.

  116. Tank1 says:
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    Currently holding Street on DL. I could drop him and stash W. Davis instead. Worth making this move or am I better off moving on from both? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. tals23 says:
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    It’s a 15-team redraft mixed head-to-head weekly points League.
    I have a comfortable division lead and stand third in overall points.
    Matt Carpenter has resided on my bench since his injury. Prado and Kendricks have filled the hole better than i could have hoped. It looks like I’ve lost my number 1 Starter (kershaw) for the rest of the year .
    I’ve been offered Michael Fulmer and maikel franco for carpenter. I could easily face my trading partner in the championship so do I hold Carpenter and by doing so keep the other owner from improving his Club or do I need to improve at starting pitching and is fulmer and franco enough?
    Fyi… my number 2-5 SP’s are as follows:
    Cole Hamels
    Jose Quintana
    Marco Estrada
    Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Franco

  118. ferris says:
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    What do you think of this in 12 team roto

    Blackmon + Freeman
    for
    Votto + Barrett

    My inclination is Votto side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  119. E says:
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    I’m in first place in my league but have been struggling in recent weeks. Got offered the following (keeper league)….

    My:
    Cutch
    Bregman

    His:
    Ellsbury
    Rendon
    Kipnis
    K. Morales

    Which side? And is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  120. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    I was the fortunate owner of both Barrett and Ramos in an NL-Only dynasty league. They are my only two closers…. Same league in which I recently traded for Mad Bum, Braun, Lackey, Marte, and Jose Fernandez (all rentals, I gave up protectable pieces) but still saw my +3.5 roto point lead drop to a -9 (in 2nd place now). I hate baseball.

    jk baseball I still love you.

  121. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Matz or Moore? I’m leaning Moore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  122. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    How do you like Ketel Marte in deep dynasty formats? Schmohawk or sleeper? Is he worth a guy like Tillman for a rebuilding team?

    Huzzah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sleeper, not Tillman

  123. Caesar says:
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    Cutch or Duvall ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  124. Mike says:
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    Better SS hold or trade bait…JP Crawford or Swanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  125. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo grey, choose 1 for ROS please…Braun vs C Davis. No specific category need, if anything I’m looking for a boost runs and rbi but really just looking for better overall value. Thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  126. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    guy won’t do osuna for either of fulmer/j.gray/snell. is now sending the BOS comedian for osuna. should i stick with one of casilla/dyson for tomlin and if not those thornburg/herrera for paxton here or is wright for osuna decent? have too many closers, need SP upgrade. don’t trust a comedian who blames the weather for being shitty.

    2. also, with my last move of the week readd allen over thornburg/herrera?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

      3. could also just drop a.reyes, slot thompson into NA slot and grab allen right now and drop no closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla or Dyson for Tomlin sounds fine… 3. Okay

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: thinking reyes only comes up (if at all) as a RP? no holds here, so he’d have no value to me as a RP, and it’s redraft.

  127. Hey Grey. I’d like to harken back to the podcast if I might.
    1) Nice interview with B Real. As a fellow superfan from day one, I found it very interesting.
    2) I’m curious to know more about what you like about Susac since you didn’t elaborate at all, and the blurb on his profile on the yahoo app from rotoworld says, “there’s nothing to see here from a fantasy persepctive.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nice! 2) Susac has 20 homer power if he gets a full-time job…Not for every league but could be huge in deep ones

  128. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Are you starting Maeda tonight at Coors in a 15 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  129. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    One more for me, thanks for the killer write-ups/hilarious podcasts.

    Which RP- Herrera, Giles, Oh, E. Diaz?

    I’m looking for consistent K’s and save chances. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Oh

  130. Pat says:
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    Altuve for Andrew Miller and Corey Kluber….Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  131. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H w/OBP

    Would you rather have Nunez or Reddick ROS given my lineup? I’m thinking SBs are the only upside of Nunez and would like to trade for Reddick.

    CA Castillo
    1B. GOLDY
    2B. DJ
    3B. Franco
    SS. Villar
    INF. Scooter
    OF. Ozuna, Piscotty, Duvall, Schebler
    UTIL. Nunez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I just wanted to be sure before offering.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. jonathan A says:
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    Gallo won’t be up any time soon right?

    Parra is back for Colorado is he worth a look if i drop Gallo?

    It’s a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. JP says:
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    Grey-Need a little help 6×6 roto dynasty with no ncontracts. W, ERA, Whip, Holds, Saves, IP. I am in 2nd but way behind the leader. Wins could give me a boost which is somewhat of a crap shoot. I need to drop one of the following starters. Gausman, Kluber, Shoemaker, Lackey, Duffy, Yu, or Archer. Want to keep next year in mind also. Thank You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  134. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Nelson Cruz and Taillon for Duvall Edwin Diaz and Andrew Miller. My other closers are Estevez Colome Thornburg and Allen. I’d be getting Cruz in the deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz side

      • Rodger Dorn says:
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        @Grey: I can get Taillon or bundy. Which one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bundy

  135. John says:
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    No Polonco tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess not

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        i just get tired of him being a 80 percent guy. One owner loves him and CMart. What are your thoughts on MadBum and Ozuna for CMart and Polanco (I know you dislike pitchers for pitchers but CMart is getting into unchartered waters innings-wise).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair if you need SP

          • Johnc says:
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            @Grey:

            I think Madbum could solidify things on my staff…..I hope my hitting could take the slight loss especially SBs since I have Villar, Betts and Marte. WDYT??
            Gattis
            Goldy, Frazier, Napoli
            Schoop, Kinsler, Villar
            Betts, Marte, Polanco, Khris, Moss,
            UTIL: Franco
            SP: Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Moore, Hammel, Davies (streamer spot)
            RP: Casilla, KRod, Familia, Rondon (holds league)
            12 team H2H redraft

            Thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Makes sense to me, take Bum

  136. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    allen still rank behind osuna/casilla/dyson/thornburg/herrera of course right. saves only of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably, last four are tossups

  137. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Bundy or Shoe ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  138. Steve says:
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    Better 5-cat UTIL rest of the way, Kemp or Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  139. Eg says:
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    Drop Puig and/or Sano for following? Sano currently in util spot, Puig just taking up bench space… Available:
    Brad Miller, Mauer, VMart, Santana, Carter, AGon, Fowler, MUpton, Saunders

    Slight bias to runs and RBI, but looking for best bats down the stretch… Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler and Miller

  140. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    for those who somehow still have BN options, yahoo’s again claiming leon/hanram are playing, but it appears they aren’t.

  141. Jeff says:
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    Hey Gray –

    Thanks for all your help. In 2nd, poised to take first this week if all goes well.

    Been struggling at Catcher. Now have Sandy Leon. Had Castillo – hurt me in too many categories. D’Arnaud is out there, as is Rupp. I’m also a little intrigued by Zunino, who seems on a streak. Would you drop Leon for one of these?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Rupp

  142. J-FOH says:
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    What law changes you talking about above? Your own coils?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The vape shops by me say on August 8th they will no longer be able to change coils or sample flavors due to new law

      • J-FOH says:
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        I kinda get that when it comes builds. I’ll have to hit up my industry connects and get the 411 on all the changes. Unless it’s just an LA thing and if that’s the case then you have to leave the city for stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it might be a national thing, my guy was saying I should write a letter to my senator like I’m civic minded or something

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: civic minded grey?….only if they were going to outlaw sushi

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: WTF kind of crap is going on in CA there?

  143. Frank Dux says:
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    Please rank pitchers long term/higher ceiling? Snell, Glasnow, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell, Walker

  144. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Need to drop one of Snell, McCarthy or Taillon to activate Hill this weekend… Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  145. Jose says:
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    Grey should I trade Carlos Gonzalez for Corey Seager and Jackie Bradley? My SS aldemys diaz got on DL….or should I hold….is a mixed league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Seager

  146. Martin says:
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    Dynasty league. I was offered an injured Mccullers for my Dyson and Shoemaker. I should immediately take it, right? How scared of you of Mccullers arm longterm?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Martin: don’t take it, whole point being the downside is worse than the upside. you might get absolutely nothing.

  147. Crock says:
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    Which 2 of these guys would you stash on n/a: Bell, Judge and Gurriel?

  148. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glad to see the Red Sox didn’t call up Benintendi to sit on the ……..

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: hey, it’s not as bad as gallo 2 times ago when he got no at bats, or the first time turner was up.

  149. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Sorry for the late question, but just got proposed this: My Corey Seager and Odor, for Trout and Porcello. 10 team 11 cat league (hits and avg. count), for context I have Trea Turner and Javier Baez as bench bats to fill in and overall have 4 bench bats with JD martinez back. Just lost Mccullers and Salazar.

  150. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Sorry for the late question, but just got proposed this: My Corey Seager and Odor, for Trout and Porcello. 10 team 11 cat league (hits and avg. count), for context I have Trea Turner and Javier Baez as bench bats to fill in and overall have 4 bench bats with JD martinez back. Just lost Mccullers and Salazar.

  151. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Grey, please…what happened to Manual Margot. He is listed on the El Paso roster but hasn’t played since July 30. He is on the SD 40-man(inactive). I have searched every tweet/news source I am aware of and can’t find any news. ESPN reported that he was removed midway in the July 30 game (thinking he might be headed up), but nadda since. ?????

    • Simply Fred

      Simply Fred says:
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      @Simply Fred: typo MANUEL Margot.

  152. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    sweet sassy molassey, after being reduced to actually thinking about paying osuna for the BOS comedian who whines about the weather making him pitch badly like he’s some sort of arthritic 90 year old (and it’s august, so good luck on that weather getting better soon), the owner of bundy IMMEDIATELY traded me bundy for dyson in saves only h2h league! hells yeah!

  153. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Who do you like better for holds/k’s/ratios: Neris or Nate Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Cool. I had ’em pretty close, but Jones becoming closer had me worried. Also, you and other Bundy owners should rejoice. I missed out on picking him up for his Sunday start vs. the White Sox. You guys won’t have to endure him getting hit around by a bottom feeder offense while non-major leaguers like JB Shuck put up really tough, productive at bats against him.

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