Nick Williams was a popular preseason breakout target.  Or tar-jay, if a soccer mom is reading.  Targot, if you just returned from Target.  Targo, if you’re eating escargot after going to Target.  Tarshouldget, if Target doesn’t carry your size.  Tarheel, if you stepped into tar then into Target.  Tarnishes, obviously means your Target carries knishes, so you must be in Brooklyn, and it’s ironic.  Tarte tatin, you’re wearing a hat made of slow roasted apples on your head in a Target.  Whatever Target applies, wanna know why Williams was a popular preseason pick?  C’mon, sit on my lap and I’ll tell ya.  Metaphorically!  Get off my lap, you weirdo!  *sprays Lysol on legs* Really wish you didn’t touch my legs.  So, Nick Williams had 15 HRs, 5 SBs and a .280 average in his last year of Triple-A, in only 78 games (!).  He’s still only 24 years old.  I know, he failed to live up to hype last year.  OR DID HE?!  Ooh, you heard of reversible umbrellas?  That was a reversal question.  Not similar at all.  He only played in 83 games last year, a sloppy prorater would say he could’ve had 24 homers last year and hit .288.  Maybe he doesn’t fully break out until next year (yes, he will be a sleeper), but he’s been hot in the last week, and on pace for another 24-homer season and has lowered his Ks.  Plus, you don’t need to go to Target to buy him!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Austin Hedges – Nothing tastes as good as a catcher you can grab off waivers that can hit 15+ homers in half of a season.  Hedges isn’t that guy.  That’s Gary Sanchez if he was dropped in your league for some unknown reason.  Ishy Hedges hits 8 HR, .208 and is hurt at least three times.  Ishy, which means ‘maybe’ in my language, Greyglish, which doesn’t mean Grey-g-maybe.  Ish and ishy are two separate words!  Ugh, why do you make Greyglish so confusing?

Niko Goodrum – Bacardi and pineapple juice and ice and, yo, Niko Daqs!

Wilmer Flores – *sniffs* “I’m so happy I could cry.”  That’s Wilmer finishing his third viewing of his favorite long distance commercial.

Rougned Odor – We’ve had some great times together over the last few weeks and I’m glad we got back together.  *sees Odor backing up a U-Haul with his belongings to my fantasy team*  Um, can we take this a little slower?

Kolten Wong – For those reading this fast, I drank too much Goodrum, went in the Hedges, and now I’m crying over my odorous Wong.  That’s almost as memorable as HOMES for the Great Lakes.

Maikel Franco – Between Maikel and Wong, they are the two of the hottest players in all of baseball, and may not be hot still when we exit the All-Star break, but the future is not promised to anyone, especially not Robbie Ray if he keeps taking dookies on my fantasy team.  Stop your dookie taking, Robbie Ray!  But, Maikel, right, yes, he’s been hot.

J.T. Riddle – Leave it to the Marlins to have two Jerry Tomatoes.  Yo, Marlins, you shop for players at a farmer’s market?  Why not trade for Just Apricot Happ or Garrett Richards who just pluot his arm?

Kyle Tucker – Bit surprised to see Tucker hanging around on waivers this long, and I know there’s no real reason.  People are A) Lazy B) Moved onto fantasy football already C) There’s no C.  But if I had to guess a logical reason, it’s because Tucker gives a little bit of everything vs. a lot of power or speed, so he might not take over the world in less than a few months.

Josh Reddick – Okay, for those reading fast, I drank too much Goodrum, went into those Hedges Wong-first, so what’s that?  Reddick!

Jesse Winker – If anyone has read anything about the way Riggleman keeps subbing out Winker late in games like he’s some kind of juvenile, please alert me, I’d like to read it.  Any hoo!  Winker is hitting close to .450 in the last week, and has been great going back about a month.

Stephen Piscotty – Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  That he was almost this week’s lede, but about halfway through the first sentence I thought about how many times I wrote Piscotty doesn’t know! as a lede Buy and decided to put some shine on a new guy.

Steven Souza – There’s some pickups of the “these guys are hot right now” variety and others of the “he’s talented but hasn’t done crap recently” variety.  Can you guess which Souza is?  I’ll give you a hint, he hasn’t done crap this year.

Will Smith – Nice thing that’s happened a few times this year with SAGNOF.  Managers didn’t just go with the 8th inning man when someone better was lurking in the bullpen.  Rondon, Smith, and Dominguez from this post alone are examples.

Hector Rondon – With Giles sent down, Rondon should be the primary closer–Joking, in that not funny joking way.  Rondon’s been the closer.  I don’t know why you owned Giles for the last six weeks, but I’ve been writing Rondon is the closer for about that long.

Victor Arano – Besides Arano, also getting saves in Philly, might be their actual closer, Seranthony Dominguez.  Why doesn’t Kapler keep this simple?  Visual Metaphor Alert!  The Philly bullpen is a giant tub of sugar water.  Gabe Kapler is a hummingbird.  You can’t see Kapler’s arms flapping towards the bullpen because they are moving so fast.

Shane Greene – Supposed to return today from the DL.  Not to repeat myself — hot schmotato, never draft a top catcher or starter, and that’s me quoting me! — but why are the Tigers not letting Greene rest for an extra three days, then the All-Star break?

Lou Trivino – On our Player Rater, if you sort by RPs (write RP in the column labeled Pos), you will see only the RPs’ ranking.  Yes, Trivino is a top ten RP even without saves.

Jeff Samardzija – I think the Stream-o-Nator might be recommending this start because it wants us to Wilmer-cry and comfort us in our time of distress, but I am starting S&!(*@%*!!)I+#{zija.

Joe Musgrove – This is another Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to the radio station for them to play Air Supply’s All Out Of Love.

SELL

Lance McCullers – I’m so screwed.  I know, you don’t care about me, but I do, jerk!  And I own McCullers in a few leagues where I really need a huge 2nd half, but, sigh, his track record of full seasons is like this…*looks out a window streaked with rain at passing cars*  That’s forlorn, snitches!  Okay, want something more relatable?  Your mom just returned from the supermarket, and she screams down to the basement, “They didn’t have Cool Ranch Doritos!”  Do you understand what I am saying?  We’re screwed!  All right, maybe not.  His peripherals are still good, but I’m worried his innings will catch up to him.  I’d look at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer for possible trades with him.  I would not sell him for the services of a criminal attorney who writes everything on the back of CVS receipts.

  1. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Where’s the sell Charlie Morton blurb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In video

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Ahh, Missed the video. Watching it now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bob!

          • Schmohawks Bob says:
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            @Grey: I just got punished by the baseball gods. I accidentally subscribed to the post, so when I opened my email, I had dozens of notification of email comments in my account. It gave me a brief insight into your world. I literally don’t understand how you stay sane.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I can remove you, hold on

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I take that back, I don’t see the calibob email address listed as subscribed

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you give me the email you used I can remove it

              • Schmohawks Bob says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey, I was able to remove myself.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  2. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    …but I would explore options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  3. Barney says:
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    Hey there – NL-ONLY keeper strategy –

    I’m officially playing for next season in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper lg (we keep 4 players with no salaries)

    In examining the past 3-4 drafts in my league, I’ve noticed how thin and unreliable the pitching is that makes it into the draft pool. With that said, I’m curious as to whether it would make more sense to have 2 elite aces and build my offense in the draft and focus on pitching later in draft.

    My keepers are currently

    Nolan Arenado
    Ozzie Albies
    Max Scherzer
    Paul Goldschmidt

    Would it make sense to move Goldschmidt for Nola? I see it this way….Nola at 25 is probably the safest NL-ONLY SP to target in a keeper lg….every other upper tier SP carries significant risk.

    Kershaw – back issues
    DeGrom – injury/Mets might trade him to AL
    Thor – same as DeGrom
    Bum – not nearly as dominant anymore

    Not to mention, all of the strong SP are kept – In this year’s draft in my league, the best SP taken in the draft were –

    Cueto, Rich Hill, Jeff Smarz, Gio Gonzalez, Godley, Jon Gray, Wacha, Teheran.

    Am I missing something? Do I move Goldy for Nola? Does having 2 Aces in hand to start the year do more for me than having Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola had PRP at one point, Nola has risk too…Every pitcher does… Goldy has been great for, what, 8 years? Nola might have 2 great years… Plus, if the Phils go deep into the playoffs, Nola suddenly throws way too many IP

  4. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? My starting pitching staff is INSANE (i.e., Sale, Kluber, Bauer, Berrios, Happ, Pivetta, Musgrove, and Samardzija (streamer)) and a big reason why I’m in 1st place in my 12-team, H2H, keeper league. Without you knowing anything about my hitting, I have four questions for you…

    (1) Is my starting pitching staff good enough to trade away Kluber and still be dominant?
    (2) Is Kluber for Just Dong a fair trade?
    (3) There isn’t a third question
    (4) What other OF’s could I target with Kluber?

    Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha “without you knowing anything” is how I want to start every question…

      1. Yes 2. Yes 4. Top 12 bat… Lindor, Jo-Ram, Betts, etc

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Without you knowing anything, the opposing owner in last place in our league said “no thanks” to Kluber for J.D.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, damn

        • batflix says:
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          @Slimcompoop: I wouldn’t give up JD for any pitcher

  5. Michael DePinto says:
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    Currently have Andrus at SS and Baez at 2B. Would you drop Andrus for either Odor, Tim Anderson or Schoop in a 10-team H2H league where average and OBP are not categories but hits and walks are instead?

    Odor has been hot since the benching and Schoop seems to have a pulse the past week or so. Andrus has been a zero but amazingly he had a good game vs Sale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        @Grey: Not sure if it matters but I forgot Jorge Polanco is available as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t matter

  6. Brett says:
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    With didi out does that change your mind on starting Bieber or would you still not play him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  7. Michael DePinto says:
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    Also, would you trade any/all of these packages for either Bauer or Snell:

    Lester and Newcomb
    Lester and Flaherty
    Lester and Skaggs
    Lester and Folty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Bauer, any of them… That order

  8. J-FOH says:
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    I feel like you were saying hi to me when you wrote Tarshouldget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TarFOH

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: FOhget…about it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

  9. Racehorse says:
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    Albright is alright !

    16 team keeper, we keep 24, and I’m in 1st place … My 1st base situation is Hoskins, Bird, and Matt Adams.

    Do I drop Adams for Ronald Guzman?

    I am focused on winning this year, but looking to 2019 I’m worried Hoskins won’t be 1st base eligible.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  10. Andodyne says:
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    Great post, as always! In a deep dynasty league with deep rosters, would you drop any of the following starters to pick up Wong? (Don’t worry, I have 3 good starters to go with the hot garbage listed below.) Wong mostly would be a bench bat, but it’s a daily league so I could use him in favorable matchups. Mainly interested in maximizing value.

    Sam Gaviglio
    Anibal Sanchez
    Matthew Boyd
    Trevor Cahill
    Matthew Boyd
    John Gant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You have too many Boyds…. I’d drop Boyd for Wong

      • Andodyne says:
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        @Grey: Ha ha! Oops.

        • Anodyne says:
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          @Andodyne: If one of those Boyds were actually named Mike Fiers, would you still drop Boyd?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, or Sammy the Bull Gaviglio

            • Anodyne says:
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              @Grey: Cool, thanks. I picked up both of those guys just before they started vomiting all over my ratios. I don’t think even the regression fairies could have predicted that level of implosion.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  11. Mike says:
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    I know Paxton just hit the DL, but looks like he won’t miss a start. What kind of player do you think I could get in return for a package consisting of Paxton and Springer? Manny, Stanton, Freeman? Trying to add an impact bat. I’ve got tons on depth at pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get one of those three, I’d take it and run

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Doubtful that high of a guy, but you know the best way to tell? You try it.

  12. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!! Friday!!!! Yeeeee hawwww!!!

    1) who’s your top 2 ROS……Cahill, Musgrove, sabathia

    2) Keuchel or Cueto?

    3) Matt kemp or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not Cahill 2. Cueto 3. Kemp

  13. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have one add/drop left this week. Many of my starters have one more turn left this week but are droppable after that because they’re streamer-level or just barely above it. You are also welcome to suggest multiple add/drops that I can incorporate next week when I get four new adds.

    FAs Hitters: Goodrum, Kepler, Odor, Piscotty, Schebler, N.Williams, Winker
    FA Pitchers: Heaney, Lauer, Lucchesi, Rodon

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carp, 3B – Suarez, SS – Manny, OF – Stanton, Cain, Reddick, Util – Rendon
    SP – Berrios, Chacin, Corbin, Duffy, Eovaldi, Newcomb, D.Rod, Suarez, Wheeler
    RP – Barraclough, Davis, Morrow, Seranthony
    DL – Cespedes, Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty over Reddick; Heaney over one of those Giants SPs after they throw this weekend

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Waiting to see when D-Rod pitches. He came in and threw 3 innings in that extra innings game a couple of nights ago and now his pitching schedule remains undefined.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t know when he’s pitching and might only go a few innings due to that relief appearance

  14. Dave Funnell says:
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    A) Do list the players in order of buying strength? Or is it a random order of hitters first then pitchers?

    B) How long until a Hiura Buy column?

    C) For anyone out there without it, I strongly suggest getting the hitter and streamer o nators. I’ve used them this year and they’ve been about 90% accurate, with the odd poor start or a lower rated player doing better in a game, but overall it’s been a big help. Just saying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. People’s needs are different, so it’s difficult B. I dropped him in one a few weeks ago, and I own him in one league, but with Miller hitting I don’t know if he’s coming soon C. Thanks!

  15. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Would you start Kingham at home against Milwaukee. The stream machine seems to like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Kingham v. MIL or Eovaldi @ Minn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kingham

  16. Yrrek Gulk says:
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    Franco or Reddick? Not really targeting specific position or stats, just need best overall production through the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  17. The Shoe says:
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    Picking up here what we started over there, re: Arenado-Bauer trade:

    Already praying haha. Ok, last thoughts/questions:

    On the keeper question, how much do you like Bauer at $14 next year? He’ll be a top _____ _pitcher next year? I also have Trout who I will keep at $72 (just can’t let him go yet, haha) who’s eating my budget so I’m looking at ways to save money.

    Thanks mucho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 6-10 SP prolly

  18. Doc Samson says:
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    Gabe K. reminds me of the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island”. He finds a way to build a car on the island, but can’t find a way to get them off of the island. Seranthony should be the closer in EVERY closing situation!!! Has never seen him pitch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  19. Dr Y says:
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    im either starting both bieber and german tonight or neither? which would you recommend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  20. Afternoon, Grey. Would you lose faith in a productive 2nd half from Jon Gray or Rodon and drop either of them for Samardzija? Or are they all destined to be equally frustrating? Limited move league and need to hedge towards the safest options. Thanks & happy weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon feels safest right now

  21. Zevon says:
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    I’m sorry but feel you are mistaken, Sir. That’s Odor backing his U-Haul up and stealing all your shizz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  22. Mr Hooper says:
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    Harper for E. Rosario in 12 team 6×6 OBP keeper league? Rosario $10 next year, Harper not a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Rosario

  23. crimedog says:
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    start lamb @atl- A Sanchez ($9) or Soto @NYM- Syndergaard ($6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  24. Cram It says:
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    Top 2 for straight SAGNOF? Mallex, Mondesi, Tony Kemp, Jank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi, Mallex

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Agreed, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Cram It: I think it’s Mallex and Mondesi – I worry about Kemp and Jankowski losing PT in crowded outfields with Tucker and Franmil up.

  25. William Hung says:
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    Can we form a prayer hexagon for Whit Merrifield to steal some bases? 0 in about 2 weeks now… lets get those wheels going!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @William Hung: I will take one point of the hexagon.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s not a point!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s do this!

    • Ty Inez says:
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      @William Hung: I’m in like Flynn

  26. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto keeper – my McCullers (for all the same reasons you detail above) for his Eflin/Hader. I’m strong in Ks but have points to make up in ERA/WHIP/QS.

    Thoughts?

    • Jimmy Jack James says:
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      @Jimmy Jack James: I also have the option of swapping out Eflin for Alex Wood or Tyler Anderson.

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a keeper I want McCullers

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – I’m in win now mode and he’d represent a 3rd round value. My thinking is playing for this year, make the deal. Playing for next year and beyond, hold Lance. Agree or Agree to Disagree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree to disagree

  27. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h limited moves (season budget)

    Would you trade Bellinger for K Davis and Taillon? Looking to add pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  28. Sven

    nb says:
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    12 team h2h points, just got offered Carlos Carrasco and Teoscar Hernandez for Luke Weaver and Justin Upton. I have Weaver and Upton. My pitching drops off after Nola/Greinke, I’d consider Weaver my #3 or 4 guy. Thoughts?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @nb: I would do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  29. mthom42 says:
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    Thoughts on Freeman/Maeda for Abreu/Ozuna? Pts league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side, it’s fair

  30. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    I’m seriously supposed to actively try to get Austin Hedges on my fantasy team? Or is that just for the 25-teamer freaks??! Dats nutz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  31. Robert says:
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    McCullers and Desmond for Cain and Archer, which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  32. Justin Ralph says:
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    Dump Hosmer for any of these hitters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  33. Mauricio Frid says:
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    What was the annoying song you guys used to play in the podcast when talking about that Nats pitcher nobody remembers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Joe Ross song! I didn’t know it even then

  34. CP says:
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    Gohara starting on the 24th after the break. Drop Montgomery for Gohara or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting and in the rotation or one time?

      • CP says:
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        @Grey: rotation at least while mccarthy, soroka, and fried are on the DL. Thinking he sticks if he pitches well getting stretched out in AAA right now

        • Grey

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          Sounds like a good gamble

  35. The Great Knoche says:
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    What do you think about Derick Rodriguez as a sleeper Buy candidate for the second half.

    Walk rate is near elite, and swinging strike percent is 14.0% on four-seam fastball and 17.3 on the change-up. Opponents also only hitting .114 against the curveball which also has above average swinging strike rate. GB% also slightly above average.

    Think he has Kyle Hendriks type potential (before this year). He throws a little harder too 91-93 is usuallly where he sits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like a solid #5 fantasy starter with no upside without solid luck, I’d own him in any league, but wouldn’t start him in all matchups

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Feel like I’ve had this discussion before. You just don’t like guys that don’t throw hard and strike everyone out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mean, he’s okay… He has a 7+ K/9, and a 2.5 BB/9… It’s fine, solid park at least

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, Hendricks is best case scenario

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Grey: Perfect for the next Buy column. These things must practically write themselves.

              I’m going to be riding him and Lucchesi to the promised land in the 2nd half so I am hoping he doesn’t have too many games where regreesion fairies make an appearance

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, yup

  36. rooft says:
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    Yelich or AJ Pollock in dynasty points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  37. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. pitching staff currently consists of nola and a bunch of borderline 4s/5s/streamers (ed rod, vv, pivetta, gibson, kingham, wheeler, ty anderson and suarez). also a useless darvish on the dl. currently in 1st as my offense is fairly stacked. think i can shuck and jive with this staff or should i try and make a move for another arm and if so, what tier you think would round this out….

    much appreciated.

    also, move to the beach if youre looking to relocate in LA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t been to the beach in 5 years and Cougs can’t stand the sun, so meh… I’d continue to do the best to make what I got work and not trade

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: haha. gotcha. tough place to live if youre not a fan of the sun. thanks for the input. will keep things interesting for the 2nd half…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Molina bros bbq says:
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    1. Need strikeouts in a league so picked up Jon gray when it was announced he will be back up Saturday… you aren’t even owning him right now right? Guessing you’d recommend benching him? Guessing you’d recommend dropping him… damn why did I pick him up hahaha…

    2. It’s a 12 team roto keeper league. I have jimmy Nelson on dL at $1, keepable at $6 then $9. Sounds like he won’t be back until September… should I hold or let him go at this point? I have Doolittle on my bench and he should be back soon but if I freed up a dL spot I could do Doolittle and pick someone up. What do u think?

    3. Would u burn third waiver priority on heaney $5, keepable at $10, $13?

    Thanks grey!

    • Molina Bros bbq says:
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      @Molina bros bbq: gohara is also a free agent. Would u take him over heaney and Nelson? Same $ values as heaney.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I own him in leagues where I have to (NL-Only) — I am not starting him 2. Hold, Doolittle’s back on 1st day back from ASB 3. Meh

  39. Justin Ralph says:
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    How do you feel about picking up Jon Gray? He’s scheduled to start (at Coors) on Saturday.

    Drop Godley, Carlos Rodon or Flaherty for him?

    Drop German, Newcomb or Lugo for Gray in a league that I have 18 moves left in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not start Gray — I’d hold for now

    • Molina bros bbq says:
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      @Justin Ralph: haha I just asked in above question… thinking same thing but Grey is not bullish on the idea.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        @Molina bros bbq: Haha! Great minds I guess! Gray’s numbers can be so damn tantalizing at times!

  40. Twig n berrios says:
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    R Lopez or Duffy for tmrw
    Facing each other at CHW
    SON gives Lopez a slight edge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…. Lopez

  41. William Hung says:
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    Standard 5 pitching cats plus K/9 and Ls – how do you rank these guys:

    Kyle Hendricks, Taillon, Zimmermann, Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Zimm

  42. jack florida says:
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    in washington DC for all star weekend——i will send you a futures program and a game program when i return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome, man! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have fun too, of course!

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: thanks , easy to do at these things

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally, gonna be so great

  43. Redman87 says:
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    I currently hold 4 closers and 7 pitchers (1 who is in my DL spot). I plan on dropping 1 of my 2 bench batters once said pitcher comes off the DL. My question to you is, would you add Hector Rondon for 1 of the two bench players, 1 of the 4 closers, 1 of the 3 pitchers, or do nothing?

    Bench
    Odor
    K. Tucker

    Closers
    Norris
    Dominguez
    Boxberger
    Iglesias

    Starters
    Eflin
    Eovaldi
    Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Odor

  44. Dave D says:
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    Grey, could you stop rubhing it in that I dropped him 12 days ago and kept Acuña and Leury. This is bordering on cruelty.

    Have you heard the good news that Pujols is hitting the DL? That’s right. Its kind of a sympathy injury in a show of solidarity toward Garrett Richards. Good thing we have Ohtani to DH and Valbuena to rake at 1b.

    And to think I drafted Chris Carter in round 48 of my draft champions league. I think he’s now in purgatory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Angels had no DH this weekend, and likely just wanted to get an extra arm/bat onto roster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chris Carter! What happened to that guy?

  45. jon says:
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    start Pham hitting 7th at home vs Harvey or Dozier hitting 3rd at home vs Eovaldi who im streaming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  46. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Archer at Minn and Heaney at LAD?
    SON likes bothp

    • Cohen says:
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      @Cohen: both starts are tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  47. Warren Shapiro says:
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    Hey Gray, do you expect a $5 Davidson Chicago or a $9 gurriel Toronto to have any value at that price next year? I’m dumping out and trying to decide if the $5 transaction cost is better spent buying you a daiquiri. I’ve got some decent Keepers for next year in the middle and in the Outfield. I have a couple of hatch closers and two solid starters. I don’t have any corners but I’m wondering if Davidson will be a drag in an OBP League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, no value, but I guess if the league is crazy deep and your keepers are terrible…

  48. hondo says:
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    Tucker or Aaron Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: TY-Enjoy your weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  49. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I have both Albies and Acuna in a keeper league, but only one can be kept. Which offer would you take from a team wanting to upgrade their keeper (and selling the farm to do it):

    Acuna and scraps for C-Mart, Jansen, Dozier, Realmuto
    Ozzie for Sanchez, Abreu, Diaz

    Last, would you keep Acuna or Rizzo moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dozier deal, keep Albies

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. aardvark says:
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    Nick Kingham vs. brewers or Odorizzi vs. Tampa ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingham

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: or Edwin Jackson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Edwin

          • aardvark says:
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            @Grey: rest of season, Kingham, Odorizzi, or Luke weaver

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly Odorizzi, but I’d go Weaver

              • aardvark says:
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                @Grey: weaver has a higher ceiling?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

  51. Wise Outlets says:
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    I’m thinking about swapping Trea for Bregman in a keeper league that uses OBP instead of AVG and SLG instead of HR….

    Thoughts on that?

  52. Cram It says:
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    I don’t know when he started doing it, but Stanton’s stance (stutter!) isn’t as exaggeratedly (word?!) closed as it was at the beginning of the year, when I was complaining about it, with his right foot all the way in the friggin’ back corner of the box. It’s less exaggerated. More hitters should listen to me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I’m not sure why his stance was so goofy in April, it was sooooooo exaggerated

  53. jon says:
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    ewwwwww Eovaldi.. why did i stream you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        In a situation like this.. would you drop someone to add a streamer for tonight in hopes it evens out or just leave it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Streamer like who?

          • jon says:
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            @Grey:

            well only two left are Clayton Richard vs Cubs and Felix Pena vs dodgers…. yikes

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pass

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Anyone else feel like 80-90% of their pitching starts is how Karen felt in Goodfellas when DiNero sends her around the corner for some free coats?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All my starts are like that

          • Gotime says:
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            @Grey: Haha! I was too lazy to use a good BTTF reference, Marty hitting 88mph in the DeLorean for the first time and ending up in ‘55 in the barn screaming.. that sums me up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Old Man Peabody!

              • Gotime says:
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                @Grey: sorry about your barn…(or my ratios!)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Me too!

        • Johnnyhobbes says:
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          @Gotime: oh god yes

  54. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    To, earlier in the thread you picked kingham over evading regarding their match ups tonight, which I found interesting but you’re also proving correct so that tells me I know close to nothing…. I have kingham available and anibal Sanchez available, if you had to pick one for ROS who do you go with? I could go with both but I would have to drop Cahill, do that? Basically I’m trying to ask this: pick two:
    Kingham
    Animal Sanchez
    Trevor Cahill
    Stephen Piscotty

    Been drinking, sorry for poor text

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingham, Anibal — but Piscotty is apples/oranges

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        [email protected]Grey: thanks for the input! yeah , im riding all pitcher bench right now after making moves to go heavy bats, just thought about maybe if an injury happens to a position player ill have something but ill just play the waiver when or if that happens. thanks to Grey and goodbye Chase Utley, thanks for the memories

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, peace Utes!

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: just to be sure, you’re still Desmond over Piscotty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Desmond has been $$$ since you ranted and raved about him. I was a non-believer but my team log for him is:

            .271 BA, .368 OBP, 8 HRs, 24 R, 26 RBIs, 4 SBs, and 39 Ks in 133 ABs

            Can’t argue with the results – hopefully this sweet run keeps going through the 2nd half

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s solid, nice!

  55. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Do you like Cahill, Guerra, or VV more ROS? How would you rank them?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh….VV, Cahill, I guess

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Confidence!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  56. Crazy J says:
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    Eovaldi is now at 8.2 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, 3.36 xFIP; those numbers suggest he should be owned in every league, and I’m in agreement.

    Gonna have to update those stats! Makes me want to cry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, that was the worst

  57. Troy says:
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    I would reallylike to drop Deshields, but need steals to win my league. Is it worth holding him until he starts hitting things other than joey gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I think you can lose him, but depends on options and how badly you need SBs

      • Troy says:
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        @Grey:

        In the SB category I’m looking at Tanjowski and Maybin on the wire…as I type I realize they don’t hit either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, not great

  58. jiggy nits says:
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    thanks for the buyers guide.. love seeing some of my guys on this list

    we both got on the chris stratton train early this year in NL only. (well, i mean, i copied you and drafted him for 2$)

    i dropped him a week ago and he is still a FA

    do you think he will be worth owning (in NL only) in the second half? bonus question: if yes, what signs do you see that he will turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I dropped him too in one of my NL-Only leagues, won’t look at him again unless he returns and does something decent

  59. William Hung says:
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    Eovaldi took me out back and pants’d me… totally thought he was gonna be decent tonight. Now I’m going back to the well and rolling Archer @ Minn tomorrow

    Kyle Hendricks is a no brainer stream @ SD tomorrow right? Need to chase Ws while lowering my ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d start Hendricks

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t owned Hendricks since 2016, but is tonight’s start typical for him? He seems to get to 0-2 and then throws 3 balls to get to a full count. His pitch count right now is at like 100000 and it’s only the 3rd inning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and you hope for a ground ball at someone

  60. Wally Pipp says:
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    sir, what in the world do you see in josh reddick?

    hes on pace for 13 hrs, 45 rbi, 8 sb and a .258 avg (729 ops) in around 450 plate appearances

    How is he helping any team that wants to win any money?

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      @Wally Pipp: no way, reddick (0-4) just bunted with 1st and 3rd, no outs and a 3-0 lead in the 8th inning and popped out in the infield. that’s the biggest joke ever. this guy is allergic to RBIs, hes pacing 45 rb hitting in the middle of the astros order for basically a full season. he stinks! run a retraction!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middle of a good lineup, with 2 HRs in July and hit .333 in June…with 4 SBs across two months… Just highlighting a guy…

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Grey: HE STINKS!!!

        • Wally Pipp says:
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          @Wally Pipp: i dont get highlighting his batting avg for 60 june at bats. so he got a few lucky singles and 2 steals?

          in june he hit 2 homers and had a 360 slugging and a 720 ops. i mean avg is going to be variable over that small of a sample.

          anyone who picks him up will be supremely disappointed. You’re right he hits in the middle of the astros lineup, and he never produces. hes only got 27 rbi and hasnt missed much time . doode stinks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hear ya

  61. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need another reliever. Points league that counts holds and saves. Would you rather have D. Winkler or Trivino ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino

  62. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: drop any of these guys for Smoak?

    Acuna, Olsen, Soto

    A plethora of thank-you.

    • surfer dude says:
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      @surfer dude: also, could you please rank for ROS:
      Acuna, Soto, Tucker, Winkler – Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Acuna, Soto, Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  63. thedood says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great read as always!
    Who would you chose between Austin Hedges and Max Stassi? 2 Cather 14 team league H2H 5×5 OBP vs AVG

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hedges

  64. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Trying to decide who to start tomorrow between R.Lopez vs KC or samardzija vs OAK. They both scare the crap out of me but I need some pitching stats.

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Or L.Castillo @ STL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Samardzija

  65. Yeahman97 says:
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    ROS Eovaldi or Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  66. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Reading blogs is for entertainment people. If they are right 55% of the time, it is a win. Go with your instincts if you work at your game. Case in point….Frustrating to see Rondon picking up saves. I grabbed him the night he got his first hoping Giles was on his way out. But I got caught up in Pivetta-mania at the time…and traded for him with some strong advice to do so since the Astros pen was not clearly defined. Now I am scrambling for saves. And Pivetta blows sitting lonely on the wire. I am the only one who can press “accept” on a trade so it is on me. I fear Tucker is the latest over hyped call up. Dropped F Peralta for him. So, I too am susceptible to listening to experts. So now I am reading the first sentence of this mini-blog of my own and pledging to follow my own advice moving forward. But I will still laugh at the comedy penned here. I feel better now LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  67. brett says:
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    In a roster crunch. 12 team daily 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. We use qs instead of wins. We can keep 5 $260 auction budget. Drafted players have 2 more years to keep at current price while FA can be kept for only their faab bid or $5 which ever is more. I denoted pick ups with an *

    Current roster
    C Ramos 5*
    1b freeman 28
    2b Allies 5
    Ss Baez 13
    3b Machado 34
    Ci Hoskins Can’t be kept
    Mi Moncada 15
    Of Benitendi 11
    Of Marte 20
    Of Bellinger Can’t be kept
    Of Schwarber 16
    Of Acuna 17
    Util Tucker 6*
    B Guerrero 5*
    DL Torres 14*
    DL Devers 21

    Sp Snell 3
    Sp Clevinger 2
    Sp Tailon 7*
    Sp Flaherty 5*
    Sp Seranthony 5*
    P Kela 2
    P Cody Allen 8
    P Boxberger 3
    Rp Hader 5*
    Rp Yates 5*
    B Bieber 5*
    B Buehler 5*
    DL Yu 23*

    I’m struggling on roster moves. Currently in first. I am in first in all hitting categories and do well in most pitching categories except quality starts. I’m in second in saves by a good margin and have a few questions.

    1. Which would you prefer trade Moncada and Box for Kimbrel or trade Clevinger and Moncada for Nola?

    2. Also, if I can’t get a deal done I’m planning to cut Bieber to activate Torres for now, but instead would you cut Bieber for Osuna to stash and hold my roster through the trade deadline? It would mean keeping torres and devers on the dl for about a week after the the all star break.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nola 2. Stash Osuna

  68. Crazy J says:
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    Should I be holding Byron BustSon on all my teams, or just the ones where I need to bring my AVG down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ones to bring AVG down

  69. FAT MATT says:
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    OBP keeper league…. I’m loaded at MI. Should I trade Trea for Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

      • FAT MATT says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks… is Torres and Bauer a fair swap for Bregman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  70. Darkside81 says:
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    Struggling to find that 6th starter. Here is a list of guys I want to take:

    Eovaldi
    Heaney
    Zimmerman
    Musgrove
    Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All kinda depend on matchups… I’d try Musgrove

  71. TheFritz says:
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    Tucker or Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  72. Tinker McKonk says:
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    Aguilar or Desmond for the second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  73. Steve says:
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    So OF COURSE Kapler sends Neshek out to get his first save of the year last night…. #BecauseSAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, crazy

  74. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Hosmer for either Eddie Escobar, Tim Anderson, or DeJong in a 6*6 league? My SS position is terrible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  75. Terrence Mann says:
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    Going back in on Sonny Gray? I mean a player is who he is until he proves he isn’t right? Or maybe he is who is is again after proving he isn’t?

    Something like that….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I wouldn’t be going back in on him

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Osho, for getting up and answering questions on Saturday before Fantrax transactions go down.

        I know it can be difficult after a late Friday of blow and hookers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Half the hookers are still here, and they prefer sex workers

          • Terrence Mann says:
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            @Grey: The hookers have sex workers?

            Reminds me of an old Norm MacDonald joke from Weekend Update.

            This year, there’s a new “Worst Job in America”, displacing the old number one for the last five consecutive years – “Crack Whore”. The new number one: “Assistant Crack Whore”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  76. Launch Angle says:
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    10-team, 5×5 standard season-long roto – R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG

    I own Springer. Here’s how far off the pace he is compared to the same time last year. Not complaining about the runs, because he’s one of the league leaders in that category. It’s the HR and RBI totals – long power slump and not producing RBI’s.

    2018
    .248 / 15 HR / 45 RBI / 65 R / 6 SB

    2017
    .310 / 27 HR / 62 RBI / 78 R / 2 SB

    My question is would you rather have Springer or Rosario ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, he is way off, didn’t realize it was that bad… Him or Rosario is very close, I’d prolly go Springer, but wouldn’t argue with Rosario

  77. Ben says:
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    Keeper league, deciding who to target, does this order seem about right?: Betts, JRam, Freeman, Goldy, Benintendi, JD, Story, Starling, JoMa

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: cool, thanks, do you put Rendon before Story and Whit around Starling?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all around each other, depend on needs

          • Ben says:
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            @Grey: I was offered Starling for my Rendon and Hader. Close enough to balance with a draft pick my way for next year, or not worth it?

            Question 2, Story for my Rendon and Hader fair?

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Sounds fair 2. Sounds fair

              • Ben says:
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                @Grey: awesome, thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

              • Ben says:
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                @Grey: also offered Verlander for my Rendon and Merrifield. Verlander is great, but not exactly young for a pitcher anymore. Do I take this for next year and run, or is it pretty close. Thank you again.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rendon side

  78. Terrence Mann says:
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    Muncy is one game from 2b eligibility. That will be huge. Also, I know y’all aren’t high on Teheran but if he gets the start on July 24th (which is what I’m seeing), he’ll get the Marlins 4 times, the Mets, the Brewers at home, and at Pittsburgh before the end of August.

    Just a heads up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  79. Joseph Quadres says:
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    Who to drop:

    Alex Wood
    Kingham
    Quintana
    Heaney
    Archer
    Bieber

    Thx Senor Gris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

  80. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team 5×5 roto

    You starting Newcomb v. Ari today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Mark says:
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    Hello Grey, Khris Davis and Castellanos similar keeper value? I am rebuilding, if I can get one for Wood, Hand, and Hader do I have to pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d take Castellanos

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: I’m now getting asked about my McCullers and Merrifield for Castellanos (keeper). Seems like a lot, but maybe I’m overvaluing my guys. What do you think? Thanks again for your help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Way too much

          • Mark says:
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            @Grey: thanks for confirming, if Khris Davis gets added does that balance things out to a fair deal?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tell me the whole deal now with Khris?

              • Mark says:
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                @Grey: it would be something like my Merrifield, McCullers, and Hand for Castellanos and K. Davis.

                Alternatively, I could try:

                My Mikolas and Hand for Castellanos

                Mikolas, Hand, Merrifield for Castellanos (could try with or without Davis).

                Trying to come up with a fair deal that gets me an upgrade for next year with the guys this person is interested in getting.

                Thanks again, I owe you some imaginary fantasy points in one of your leagues.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, thanks! Works for me to get either…

                  • Mark says:
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                    @Grey: sorry, which ones?

                    1. McCullers/Merrifield/Hand for Cast/Davis

                    2. Mikolas/Hand for Cast

                    3. Mikolas/Merrifield/Hand for Cast

                    4. McCullers/Hand for Cast

                    Thanks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      May as well take Castellanos and Davis

                  • Mark says:
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                    @Grey: for some reason I can’t reply to the most recent post, so posting in response to this one…I don’t know whether he’ll accept any of those options 1-4 I listed in my 7:36 post in this thread, are there any you wouldn’t do? Sorry for all of the questions, thank you again.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They’re all decent

                  • Mark says:
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                    @Grey: thanks again, my hero.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  82. Pants99 says:
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    ROS Bieber or Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  83. Mthom42 says:
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    Thanks Grey! I also wanted to ask about

    Bauer/Yuli for Rosario/Schoop. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario, it’s fair

  84. Steve says:
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    I was offered Jose Ramirez for my Goldschmidt and Springer. Am I crazy for considering this? Keeper league, I’m looking to next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

  85. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey & Co…

    Trying to take stock of my team. Sorry in advance for the novel of a post. I have had a terrible first half of the season. In danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in many years. 12 team H2H 6×6 (OBP + QS). Team is in 9th, 6 teams make the playoffs. 77-81-10 overall record.

    As I have scuffled along around .500, I try to check the total stats page to see where I would be if it were a roto league since that’s the better gauge of how the team is doing. On offense, I am 7th in R, 10th in HR, 2nd in RBI, 7th in SB, 9th in avg (.259) and 9th in OBP (.334). Pitching, I am 3rd in Ws, 5th in SVs, 4th in Ks, Tied for 3rd in ERA (3.74) 10th in in WHIP (1.28), 4th in QS. That’s an average of 5.5 so I have been unlucky to end up in 9th place. I am only 3 games out of 6th and 7 games out of 4th so with just a few good weeks and I could be back into playoff position.

    Here’s my roster. Per they Grey protocol, went hitter heavy in the draft and have a lot of high end guys who have been bad to terrible.

    C-Realmuto
    1b-Hoskins
    2b-Rizzo
    3b – Devers (Now Franco while he’s hurt)
    SS- Turner
    OF- Springer
    OF- Jose Martinez
    OF-Ozuna
    Util- Jose Peraza
    Util – Gregory Polanco
    Bn – Winker, CarGo

    Picked up Winker and CarGo yesterday. Currently losing every category on offense against the 12th place team that is 50+ games under .500 so try to find any spark I can. Taking Tuner, Rizzo, Springer, and Ozuna really hurt as none have come close to returning value on their draft position.

    Pitching staff has rounded in to form lately and feel ok about it other than closers…

    SP- Bauer, MadBum, Skaggs, Gibson, Matz, Stroman, Edwin Jackson, Zimmerman
    RP- Rondon, Will Smith, Arano, Wiley Peralta
    DL – Strickland, Wacha

    Lost Ohtani but drafted him around pick 100 so it wasn’t a huge investment. Getting MadBum back was huge. Every year I end up with an ace from the middle to late rounds thanks to Grey and Bauer is my guy this year in the 11th round at pick 137. EJax and Zimmerman were streamers I used the last few days. Winning all pitching cats this week and doesn’t appear I’ll need another streamer. We have 12 moves per week so I try to get 4-6 streams in per week.

    So, I type all of this to ask whether I should try to make a move for a big bat or stand pat and trust that my elite hitters will come around? My league is very hard to make trades in as the other owners propose absurdly lopsided deals and typically scoff at anything that would be beneficial to both teams. I haven’t made an offer since May because I got tired of wasting time trying to put together reasonable deals that got shot down.

    Should I pick up any of these pitchers over guys I currently have to own for the second half?

    Bieber, McHugh, Trevino, Harvey, Marquez, Jon Gray, Chacin, King Felix?

    Available hitters include:

    Bird, Dickerson, Piscotty, Nick Williams, Parra, Cole Calhoun, Brian Anderson, Schebler

    Thanks in advance for anyone’s thoughts who would like to chime in and happy All-Star Break!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The good news is your hitting should all be much better in the 2nd half… Hopefully, they will be better… Can’t imagine Polanco or Peraza are the best you can do on UTIL tho in a 12 team league — Winker and CarGo aren’t great either… Piscotty, Williams, Bird and Schebler are all better… Lose Wily Peralta, Arano for McHugh and Bieber, Edwin for a streamer; Stroman should not be owned

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey…I hope you are right and some of my early round picks come around. It would be nice if my studs would carry my team so I didn’t have to worry so much about scavenging the wire for help.

        I was desperate for saves so thats how I ended up with Wily and Arano. I dropped Soria early on when he lost the job and lost Colome. I guess I am better off just using Rondon and Smith and waiting for other closer jobs to reshuffle.

        Polanco has been pretty good over the last 30 days. #53 overall with 13/7/18/1/333/.437. Hit another homer today in the first game of their double header. Not optimistic that this is a real turnaround for him?

        I had been watching Winker for a couple of weeks before I picked him up yesterday. He’s #15 over the last 30 days and his line is: 10/4/23/0/.400/.512.

        No love for Peraza? I have picked him up and dropped him a few times this year, but decided I needed him for speed. He’s #28 over the last 30 and has gone: 17/3/14/8/.313/.391

        For comparison, over the last 30, Schebler has gone 13/4/12/1/.275/.359. Bird has gone: 9/4/15/0/.224/.365

        I had Piscotty and dropped him right before he went on that power binge a few days ago. I’ll swap CarGo for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess on Polanco, Peraza, etc… If you want to hold them, sounds good on Piscotty…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks Grey. I don’t have time with work to comment as much as I used to on posts, but good to bounce ideas off you and get your thoughts today. I listen to the podcast every week though, keep up the good work!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, I’m here to bounce stuff off of

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey:
            Polanco with 2 homers today!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, saw that… ha, hold!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:
        Polanco with 2 homers today! @Grey:
        CarGo filling up the stat sheet tonight. Slam and legs through 3 ABs. That’s 5 homers in the last week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I reverse jinxed them

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey:
            Hahaha, thank you. Your reverse jinx has single handily gotten me back into my H2H matchup in the offensive cats. Polanco, CarGo and Peraz’s combined stat line for today: 8/15 4 runs, 3 HRs, 6RBIs, and a SB.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who else can I say you can drop? Rizzo?

  86. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Is Peralta a streamer in a 12 teamer H2H league or does he hold value at the end of my rotation listed below? Way out in front in first so trying to determine whether he will be in the Brewers rotation come September? Have Ryu lurking in my DL spot too.

    Max, MadBum, Bauer, Morton, Wood, Hendricks. Ryu DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer, may not even be in the rotation

  87. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Doesn’t a manager know when a pitcher simply doesn’t have it? Berrios never should have come out for the seventh. Is it just me or have a lot of pitchers already taken off for the all-star break?
    I’m so over Tampa Bay and Miami suddenly generating offense. Good pitchers are supposed to feast on Florida teams. What world is this?

    Grey, should I drop Freddy Peralta to pick up Piscotty?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: my guess is a lot of PLAYERS total have done that. hell pham’s eye condition has rendered him into that group for nearly 2 months now. my guess is he views his own eye as if he’s tangling with this nasty customer, often seen back in around 1990.
      https://guides.gamercorner.net/ff/monsters/eye

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, was so obvious Berrios shouldn’t have been out there… I would grab Piscotty, yeah

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Will do, thanks!

        PS: I know you and I both own Tanaka. Are we sitting him tomorrow against Bauer at Cleveland? (Outside of CLE doing something odd like resting both Lindor and Jo-Ram, of course.) Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can’t start Tanaka

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: I’d be thrilled if Tanaka put up the same second half he did last year. It came out of nowhere back then, so maybe he can do it again?

            BTW, I picked up Winker before today’s game, and now Schebler left with an injury. I think I’m bad juju.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Noooooooo you can’t hurt Schebler, I need him

              • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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                @Grey: If he dies…he dies.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nooooooooo!!!

  88. Ben says:
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    Is Cruz, Mikolas, Hader too much for JD Martinez? It’s a keeper league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: thanks! If I am countered with those three for Hoskins instead of getting JD, do you think that’d be too much to pay for Hoskins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, too much

  89. Sven

    nb says:
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    12 team h2h, just got offered Tommy Pham for Luke Weaver. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Pham

  90. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Don’t want to miss out…Would you add Bauers over any of these in an 11 tm keeper? Abreu, Yuli, A Hicks, or K Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Yuli

  91. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    man there’s a lot of guys with booze names now, IF the white d.fowler is BN today by OAK in 10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals h2h (keep 3 per year at previous year’s ADP’s so doesn’t affect this question unless he completely blues himself (finishing new 8 ep’s of AD)) martini or the white d.fowler? start 4 OF and 1 util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Fowler

  92. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – hope all is well. I appreciate that not every person will agree with every rule on each fantasy platform, but the one I will never get is why ESPN has the 2 week lock at ASB for weekly leagues. I get it for H2H, but for roto leagues it is just baffling. And this isn’t a passive decision, they actively had to change the coding. Just very very bizarre on their part.

    Anyway, thanks for all the help and enjoy the break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, not sure why they do it either… Thanks!

  93. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    OAK is either very smart or just weird. casilla’s surface stats (ERA) look quite awesome this year but even before the rise of the putting challenge (lou trevino, for anybody that isn’t simpsons familiar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=capTpivF8n0. they didn’t/possibly couldn’t use his real name, based on this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Trevino)

    so casilla APPEARS to have done well, yet all year he was (before injury for SURE) listed in any depth chart (closer monkey/rosterR) as the 8th inning guy/backup to treinen, BUT he never got any holds, these mysteriously went to other people (even before the putting challenge’s numbers were great after a big enough sample to see if they were/are real). now OAK just dropped him, odd or genius. or oddly genius like. oddius?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a crazy move, methinks

  94. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    F my ass, i dropped brocktune in a 12 team dynasty pretty much at his ABSOLUTE lowest. only good news is this league is so shallow (12’er with only 3 specific OF and no MI/CI, 1 util). dropped a few week(s) ago for trumbone. his lack of steals and general crapitude eventually got on my damn nerves. had him for probably over 3 years there (still do have him in 2 other dynasties, deeper than 12)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I hear ya

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: you kinda called it too, (paraphrasing)”youse willing to drop brocktune BUT holding onto kingery eh”. simple defensive answers to that were/are:
        1. kingery hasn’t really failed for long enough yet
        2. kingery qualifies at a billion positions (or WILL when he gets LF/RF which will happen in yahoo, already has 2B/SS/3B and non specific OF for non specific OF leagues)
        3. brocktune has had YEARS to consistently NOT suck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

  95. G-Man Hoy says:
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    ROS Tucker or Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  96. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    anybody else get lucky (i know we have a word, possibly a new one for this) to have NOT gotten to some internet before the TB game and got lucky to have left cron in when had we been more diligent we’d have missed his HR? hehehe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Divine inattention!

  97. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re having a good weekend.

    How do you rank these 3 pitchers rest of season? Anibal Sanchez, Jordan Zimmerman, Trevor Cahill? Thanks!

    J-NYC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! Anibal, Zimm

  98. jason batteiger says:
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    in a 20 team redraft (QS added), i had delos santos, dropped for nazi in exile east (NYY) when DLS got sent down, now delos santos is back for AT LEAST tomorrow. and in a yahoo daily-today domingo is BN so i COULD add DLS now, risk losing domingo here (SON says this is stupid, domingo’s next matchup vs the mess 11.5, eflin’s next 2 (the ones presumably DLS would get) are weaker at @ MIA and later after break vs SD (but i’d actually guess somebody else gets that 2nd one with SON numbers of 4.6 and 9.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think ya gotta hold Domingo

  99. Gotime says:
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    Grey, my weekly lock league is about to be a mess this coming long week Vizcaino and Efkin are going to the DL… with 20 moves left do you stay out for now (in 2nd H2H league) or throw those guys in the DL spots and pick up.. AJ Minter Musgrove Bieber CRondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Minter

  100. William Hung says:
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    Need a streamer tomorrow:

    Musgrove v. MIL or Manaea @ SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  101. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    After gerrit coles dominant performance, do you take this trade?

    His gerrit cole for my eflin, greinke and mikolas ? May also be able to get godley from him, but if not , do you like that trade just for Cole ?

    My staff: deep 5×5 roto league
    Morton, Severino, greinke, mikolas, Zimmerman, anibal, Bundy, Cahill, Ryu… thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cole

  102. Ty says:
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    What up G! 12 team 5×5. My staff is Scherzer, Kluber, K. Gibson, Bieber (who just got sent down) Zimmerman, Guerra (just hit the DL) Familia, Rondon, Knebel. Who would you swap out from the WW. Heany, Anibal, VV and Rodon for SP’s and Boxberger, Trivino, Rodney and Greene for RP. In my league I’m 2nd in K’s 1st in ERA tied for 1st WHIP 3rd in W’s 7th in Sv’s. I just traded away DeGrom a week ago and my numbers are already slipping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Anibal…Bieber, Guerra

      • Ty Inez says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks homie have a good 2nd half of your weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  103. William Hung says:
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    Matheny fired!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha, good

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @William Hung: as a STL’ian this is esp delightful. maybe we get lucky and maddux takes over for good. guessing the news leaking that norris is mentally abusing hicks was enough for mozeliak.

  104. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Danny Duffy is slowly coming back and some type of talk about him reintroducing his pre-surgery curve ball, worth a pick up or cyclopsing?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: That 4.22 BB-rate is scary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just watch him

  105. The Great Knoche says:
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    Calhoun!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  106. Dominator89 says:
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    Rest of season:

    Eovaldi
    Musgrove
    Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Eovaldi

  107. Packers says:
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    Grey, do you think Ryu is worthy of one of my 4 reserve/DL roster spots? I would lose an outfielder who would be easily replaced. Just trying to improve my roster going into the 2nd half.
    His last rehab pitching workout was good for only 25 pitches, plus the Dodgers may be going to a 6 SP rotation. I’m thinking he would be on a pitch count too for a couple starts, kinda pushes him to August before he may go 6-7 innings. Trying to figure out if it’s Ryu or streamer in this weekly lineup 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth owning

  108. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Barnhart or Hicks at catcher?
    Gausman or Duffy? can’t believe I just typed that…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks….Gausman

  109. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    Which side you like (apples, oranges comps noted)

    1. Seager or CatGo
    2. Seager or Wade Davis
    3. Seager or Knebel
    4. Seager or Norris
    5. Hendricks or Wood
    6. Parker or Minter (saves and holds league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Seager…2. Davis 3. Knebel 4. Seager 5. Wood 6. Minter

  110. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    the monkey is saying drop clippard for oh you agreeing at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That makes sense

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Grey: tepera is back today anyway, so likely back to him shortly. he is of course, already owned in competitive leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  111. ROY says:
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    what do you think of Ervin Santana when he comes off the DL ?
    12 team points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much, streamer

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey SunGrey – bugging you and Ralph for your thoughts on a couple keep forever trades I’ve been offered for my $13 JDM keeper. 12 teams, I’m in 2/3 but about 10 points from 1st.

    Would you trade your JDM keeper in either or both of these? Which package do you like the best? Obviously, I’d want to sell high but fully expect him to continue to be awesome.

    1. I get $6 Trea Turner (plus guys I won’t keep, Domingo German, Pillar, and a closer handcuff).
    I give $13 JDM plus nonkeepers Morton, Trienen, Peraza. He’d do the same trade for his $15 arenado instead of $6 turner, but I feel like turner is the right choice. This is offered from the first place team, and is basically his offer to buy me out of contention, which I could get behind if we still love Trea this much.

    2. I get $12 Bryant + $0 Buehler. I give $13 JDM + either $1 Muncy, $0 Jose Martinez, or $10 Morton. This would be somewhat of a 2019 minded trade, but with contention still in mind.

    FYI my 7 keepers currently would be: $13 JDM $3 Bellinger $18 Harper $26 Blackmon, plus three of $1 Tim Anderson $1 Muncy $0 Jose Martinez $18 Rhys $23 acuna $11 Devers $0 Mikolas $8 clevinger.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Trea

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: meant to ask, is that Trea trade close for you (or easy Trea side)? Getting thrown by seeing that Peraza and Trea have put up a very similar line to one another hahha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fair

  113. m0se says:
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    if you had one NA spot to stash either Buehler or Buxton, who are you holding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler

  114. Josh says:
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    Grey do you think trading my CarMart for his Bogaerts is fair? Suffering with Andrus and I’d like to upgrade for 2nd half.

    Or do you think CMart is going to crush in 2nd half and worth holding – find someone on waiver for SS?

    It’s 13 team mixed keeper.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair to get Xander

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ta

  115. Mark says:
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    Would you trade McCullers to get Castellanos in a keeper? I’d asked a similar (but not the same) question earlier. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. Do you see a big value difference between Castellanos, K. Davis, Dozier as keepers? I rank them that way, with Dozier a little below the other two. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not really

  116. Gotime says:
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    Sunday funday Grey! So no bull honest response I flipped Bauer and Moncada for Springer and Archer in a 12tm H2H redraft… good? Fair? Have a drink and watch my team implode?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Thought that as well.. Context..I’m 1st in hitting except 3rd in SB and 2nd place overall.. moncada was my bench bat for 2 months and owner wanted to ship away archer… to me it’s sipping a Capri sun poolside until the storm rolls in and I’m locked out of my house ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha!

  117. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Grey, Tanaka has one hit allowed through 3 so far. He’s totally Gaslighting us. He knew we wouldn’t be starting him at Cleveland today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Totally, killing me

  118. Launch Angle says:
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    My SP are Kluber, Severino, Bauer, Nola, Pax, Thor, Stras (DL)

    The QS category is getting really tight where my lead has dwindled to one with a handful of others on my tail. A couple other are carrying 7 or 8 SP and streaming daily.

    Thinking of adding a SP. If I was to trade Springer, what SP’s would be fair value in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A top 5 SP

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you say a Cole or Verlander? I don’t see the owners of Sale, Scherzer and DeGrom giving those guys up for Springer. I’m in a 10-team standard roto league, so there’s some depth in everyone’s lineup.

        My OF is Trout, Betts, Judge, Benintendi, Springer and I got Story and Goldy in UTIL. I think I can afford to lower my price a little if Sale, Scherzer and DeGrom are unavailable.

        • Launch Angle says:
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          @Launch Angle:

          Forgot to add we use 4 OF positions, which is why I can move one OF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either one is fair, I’d lean Verlander

  119. Gotime says:
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    As much as we love Giancarlo…. my Albies and ERosario for Stanton… 12tm H2H redraft league… hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies side, it’s fair

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: I’m the albies side with Rizzo Albies Freeman Asdrubal Trout Benny Rosario Springer Rendon.. you holding? Or watch Stanton do his thing for 2 months

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold, it’s fair tho

          • Gotime says:
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            @Grey: what about my albies and Ozuna for Stanton.. what’s the verdict

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Stanton

  120. William Hung says:
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    Should’ve benched Corbin today and streamed Teheran – Corbin sinking my team today… if you gonna give up runs, at least get some Ks like Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, no way of knowing tho

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: You never met my friend hindsight? His vision is 20/20

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I rolled out Bauer, Corbin, and Musgrove today needing my ERA to now get blown up and get 2 wins out of the 3… looks like I might go 0/2 unless the Indians can get ahead of the Yankees or Teheran completely collapses

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Because of this failure with my pitching, I wasn’t able to skunk my friend for the 2nd time this season so while I can still brag, I can’t do it to the extent I want to.

            How about this for domination, I beat him 10-3 in the championship game (would’ve been worse but I benched everyone on the final day to make sure I won the game), then first meeting of the season it went 13-0 and now it’s at 13-1 with an outside chance of 12-2 if Suarez pitches like a maniac against the A’s

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s pretty dominating

  121. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!! I couldn’t be happier that my Cardinals fired Matheny. Good Riddance! Guy was a disaster in the clubhouse.

    1) would you add Musgrove and drop sabathia?

    2) Buy or sell Kevin Gausman?

    3) Matt Harvey worth owning or he’s gonna blow his wad into a Kleenex in no time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Buy 3. I wouldn’t mess with him

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Buying Gausman is like buying a used car without getting a mechanic to check it out – sure it might run, but it could also die in the middle of the freeway at any moment and leave you stuck in the middle lane

        • Grey

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          Yup!

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: How would you rank these streamers in my league (standard 5 cats with K/9 and Ls added)

            Heaney, Taillon, Jon Gray, Gausman, and Pivetta

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Taillon, Heaney, Pivetta

  122. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    I need steals. Is my Jo Ma for his Tim Anderson close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  123. hondo says:
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    I’m skeptical about Tucker.Need to bench him after the break and use a Holds spot for a fill in-possible replacement.Shallow (4OF,CI,MI,2 UTIL)8 team H2H.
    Ozuna just cleared waivers and Piscotty,Cargo,Kole Calhoun are available.Can you rank those 4 and Tucker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Piscotty

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Dammit Grey-What took you so long to answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  124. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Peraza did something no Red had ever done – 11 hits in a 3-game series.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:
        The reverse jinx was money for Peraza!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  125. Question says:
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    Grey, how would you rank Verlander, Segura, Story, S. Marte, Pollock, Rendon, McCullers as keepers? That order? Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Rendon, Marte, Verlander

      • Question says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the quick response, very helpful. The other three (Pollock, McCullers, Segura) fairly close at the bottom?

  126. Let's Play Two says:
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    Stanton or Springer ROS for 5×5 standard roto?

  127. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Holds league. Of these please pick top three for holds and ratios: Alexander, Herrera, Hicks, Devenski, ottavino, D Castillo,

    2. Closers: Top three….Thanks. W Davis, Knebel, Rodney, Soria, Norris, Familia

  128. Let's Play Two says:
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    Springer or Stanton ROS in a standard 5×5 roto league?

    I was going to give both Springer and Correa to receive Stanton. I have Bregman at SS and Story at UTIL along with Goldy. I also have Baez who could play SS. No room on my roster for Correa in the starting lineup.

  129. Brett says:
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    Severino or Nola in a qs league

  130. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Ottavino, Devenski, the field

    2. Knebel, Davis, toss up

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: above answer for dodgerwindowclosed question

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