“I don’t know what my face is doing right now.”  “It looks like you ate a full Tony Luke’s cheesesteak and forgot to swallow.”  “No.  I mean, I did, but I took the sub out of mouth and put it in my glove compartment for later.  But this is something else.  Feel my cheeks, they’re, like, pushed up.”  “You get that f**kin’ Botox?”  “No!  I’m a 45-year-old construction worker with bad knees.  Why would I get Botox?”  “Then what’s wrong with your cheeks?  You’re freaking me out!”  “Wait, I know what it is.  I’m…I’m smiling and I’m a Phillies fan.  This is better than the day Charlie Manuel stopped at our job site to use our Porta-Potty!”  Yesterday, Aaron Nola looked great — 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, and Phillies fans, or Phans, have something to smile about.  I watched a portion of the game and he looked like he could be an ace.  Love, love, lurve the control and mid-90’s fastball.  At worst, he’s a number three.  I was pretty jazzed at what I saw.  Whenever you have a guy that has great command and can strike out people, there’s a chance for wonderful.  With that said (hold on to the starboard, Grey’s turning around!), he’s a rookie and there will be some Growing Pains, and not the good kind of boners.  I would absolutely own him, but in shallower leagues I’d be careful of roofies.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Maikel Franco – Could sit until Friday with a sore elbow.  Please keep Prospect Mike in your prayers, as well.

Nate Karns – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks and pitchslapped Nola.  Not cool to do that to guy in his first major league start.  Why not just give out his cell phone number to the whole world?

Francisco Liriano – Will start on Thursday vs. the Nats after being scratched in Milwaukee.  I wonder if the girl from Milwaukee on MasterChef that is always about five seconds from crying was the one doing the scratching.  Nah, she looks like she bites her nails.

Yordano Ventura – Optioned to Triple-A.  Who would’ve ever thought his season would be a near-perfect remake of Raging Bull?  Too bad the Royals traded Joe Pesci to the Angels.  Excuse me, Johnny Giavotella.

Jason Vargas – Was activated from the DL…Then left the game after re-aggravating his elbow injury.  Varburp.

Gerrit Cole – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks and the loss to move to 13-4.  On the honest engine tip, this game was against the Royals and I was glad Cole was able to escape with a Quality Start.  The Royals scare me like I’m a Native American in 1492 and a pale face is sneezing on me.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th steal.  SAGNOF!  Do you need a hand tattoo to remind you?

Taijuan Walker – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Boychiks and five galchicks, you have to move on in non-keepers.  Don’t worry, we’ll get roped back in next year.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .260.  If you wanted to be a real ass, you would email the team owner in last place, who drafted Cano, and say, “Hey, I know you moved on to fantasy football already and have no idea what Cano’s doing now, but if you want, let’s trade.”

Austin Jackson – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 11th steal as he finally hit leadoff.  Don’t tell Lloyd Christmas McClendon he had the lineup card upside down.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 22nd homer.  Did you listen to this week’s podcast when I blew JB’s mind with my Nelson Cruz Cliffhanger The Price is Right yodeling answer?  You can hear a very low ‘whoa.’

Neftali Feliz – 1 IP, 5 ER as he gave up a pinch-hit grand slam to The Big FraGu.  Feliz is going to fit in just perfectly in the Tigers bullpen!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Maybe we should’ve paid attention to Momma Martinez when she named her kid, Just Dong.  Or maybe she had a weird angle looking at her birth canal.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Last time he went deep, he rode a little schmotato streak for a few days, so I could see grabbing him and seeing where this goes.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  This is neither funny nor interesting, but Yoenis seems to me to have 30-homer power, but he really doesn’t.  Told you it was neither funny nor interesting.  Speaking of which, on my tombstone, “Grey Albright, This is neither funny nor interesting.”  Meh, I think I’m gonna stick with my original tombstone idea, “I told you I was ill.”

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer as he hits 2nd.  Yes, you should own him.  Yes, immediately.  Not sure what’s more fun, watching him hit or hearing anyone say his name.  Say his last name, and now put cotton balls in your mouth and say anything.  Same thing, right?

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer.  He was this week’s Creeper.  Hat tip to J-FoH.  May your hate continue to grow like your beard.

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.82, but got the no decision because the Cubs can’t play games less than 13 innings long.  The 1-for-6’s aren’t fun, guys.  If you’re going to play long games, at least tie at 9-9.

Michael Conforto – The Mets have “had serious discussions within the last few days” about promoting Conforto.  Then they had non-serious discussions about Pop Tarts, their playoff hopes and ‘Who is that girl in the third row behind the dugout?’  I’m starting to think the Mets will call up Conforto, because it was just on Monday that manager, Terry Collins, said Conforto wasn’t on the club’s radar.  What likely happened is Collins was asked about a prospect he had no idea about, answered truthfully, then the front office decided to have a discussion with Collins so he didn’t keep sounding like a moron.  Conforto strikes me as a 25-30 homer guy with a .270 average.  Your basic cleanup hitter.  That’s in his prime.  Right now, he’s 22 years old, so I think in most mixed leagues you’re looking at a guy this year that is essentially every hot schmotato.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  I wonder if his name was Jacob de la Grom if I’d own him and he’d be garbage.  I’m gonna go with highly likely, or highlikely if you’re in a rush.

Stephen Strasburg – Threw 30 pitches in the bullpen without any problems.  I.e., Strasburg has 99 problems but 30 useless warmup pitches ain’t one.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .249.  He was much more appealing when he’d hit five homers in April, then miss the rest of the season with an injury.  At least then there was some mystery.

Joe Ross – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.70 and I should’ve just drafted Ross instead of Stressbird.  Ugh, I feel the ulcer coming on again!  Ross is ownable while Stressbird is stretching himself out about as fast as a fat man in a room filled with maple syrup.

Brett Anderson – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners and left with an Achilles injury.  “Wha’ happened, Unkie Grey, wha’ happened?”  I’ll tell you, neef.  I streamed him, that’s what happened.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .265.  Since sometimes you need to be spoon-fed, here’s some tough Puig medicine.  Also, in this game, Justin Turner hit his 12th homer as he hits .322.  Look again at Puig’s season numbers, now look at Turner’s.  Now back to Puig.  Now back to Turner.  Okay, stop, your eyes are going crossed.

Alex Wood – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Ah, ta-ta-ta, remember, he had 7 earned runs tacked on his ERA in a start in Coors where you shouldn’t have started him anyway.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.43 vs. Wei-Yin Chen 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  At least Chen is no longer owned in less leagues than Eovaldi, but he’s still owned in less than 50% of leagues.  Now, if you owned Chen, Nola and the Ross brothers, you could name your team Patience with Chen N’ Rosses.

Matt Garza – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.23, as he returned from the DL.  For those old school Razzball readers, you might remember how Garza used to rock a little goatee that we’d call The Garza Strip.  Well, now he looks like an upside down troll doll.

Jean Segura – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (14).  Must…resist…urge…to…let…Segura…excite…me.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .315 as he continues to leadoff and Khris Davis continues to languish on the bench.  Can we ixnay the trade rumors and start trading?

Coco Crisp – Took batting practice.  I hope he went for ice cream afterwards!

Joba Chamberlain – Signed a deal with the Jays.  Too bad his mom can’t leave the country.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer, and Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-3, 2 runs) hit his 19th homer.  These two have this whole “Whatever he can do I can do better” thing going on.  First, they both injure their shoulders.  Then they both get injected with cortisone.  Then they both pray to a Hormel chili statue of Dwayne Murphy.  Then they both homer.  It’s uncanny.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals.  I’ve been rocking Pillar for the last six weeks in one 12-team league.  So, he’s good enough for me, but not you?  Not cool!

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-5, 1 RBI as he was dropped to the seven hole.  The seven hole is also porn for the left ear lobe and is about as exciting.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.20.  Fozzie Bear is embarrassed for Wacha, Wacha, Wacha.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer as he DH’d.  Yeah, I’m starting to worry that Randal Grichuk (0-for-5) could be in for playing time issues once the Cards get back to an NL stadium, especially with Mark Reynolds (1-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer) actually doing something, and Stephen Piscotty (1-for-4, 1 run) called up.  Why can’t the Cards just play four outfielders?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  (Yes, it’s still stuck in my head.)

Carlos Rodon – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.48.  Send my condolences to good, hear my regards for Carlos Rodon, he always did the best he could, and so long to devotion, you taught me everything I know, wave goodbye, wish him well.  You’ve gotta let him go.

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last two games as he bats out of the two hole.  As I said the other day, he has shortstop eligibility in some leagues, but, even if he doesn’t, he looks like he has hot schmotato eligibility.

Justin Upton – Sat out again with a tight oblique.  The Padres luck:  having a player they could trade that isn’t healthy enough to get on the field.  It’s the Curse of Garry Templeton but it’s pronounced Grr.

Chris Heston – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  Heston had the Padres baffled the whole night like they just saw a Statue of Liberty protruding from the sand and men wearing unbelievably bad ape costumes.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  And this Gangly Manbird you cannot cage.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Crawford or Tulo?  Okay, Tulo, but is there that big of a difference?

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s looked like a new pitcher since he returned from the DL.  I mean, still fugly, but pitching better.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.87.  This game came against the MIA Marlins.  The MIA is for Miami and their bats.

Jed Lowrie – Will start rehab games today and hopes to return next week to fetch Correa Gatorade or really anything he wants.

Chris Carter – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  When I started writing this blurb, Dominick the Donkey came on my iTunes.  Coincidence?  Cause even with Jose Altuve (2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 27th steal) on Carter’s back, he could climb the hills of Italy!  Hey! Chingedy Chris!  Hee-haw hee-haw!  Children sing, and clap their hands, and he starts to dance.  They talk Italian to him and Chris even understands!  At least when they say pizza.  Hey!  Chingedy Chris!  Hee-haw hee-haw!  He’s Chris Carter, not the Chris Carter that’s a honkey!  Hee-haw hee-haw!

Vincent Velasquez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yeah, but it was an easy matchup vs. the Red Sox.  April Grey just called and said, “Whaaaaa???  Yes, that’s three question marks.”  In most leagues for Velasquez, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator.

Brian Johnson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  He’s gonna fit in just fine in the Red Sox rotation!

Derek Holland – For the first time since his shoulder surgery, he threw live batting practice.  Sounds like every Rangers starter.

Shin-Soo Choo – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (2) as he hit for the cycle.  I call this game, “What will so-and-so do in Coors Field?”  This so-and-Soo Choo did that.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .341.  I’m still having a hard time moving past what he did to me last year.  I might need counseling.

Delino DeShields – 4-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Looks like he’s Delino’ing it up!  Right?!  High five!  Hey, where you going?

Mike Trout – Sat out yesterday with minor heel soreness.  *coughs* plantar fasciitis *coughs*  Sorry, I’m allergic to heel soreness news.

C.J. Cron – 4-for-4, 1 run.  What if instead of saying how much I like Cron I were to just say hot schmotato?  Does that help you pick him up?

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  One has nothing to do with the other, but after this huge game by Shoemaker, why am I now scared of streaming C.J. Wilson today?  Damn you, faulty logic!

Byron Buxton – Will start full activities soon.  No half measures for Buxton or Walter White.

 
  1. RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ says:
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    First

  2. J-FOH says:
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    Good or bad, I love a mention in your posts….and I write posts. Speaking of mentions, I wonder how Tristan is doing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: He’s likely doing terrible without you to bounce general conversation off of…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: we were like Eric B and Rakim

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Together like pees and poops

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: together like boats and ho’s!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like Jenner and vaginas

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Like a jealous Grey and Cougs

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Like Cougs and kale…Well, it’s true!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you and Tristan are like Grey and Kale

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We are! You and Tristan are like Tristan and high-waisted jeans

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Mom jeans!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Momjeans Walker, Taijuan’s sister

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      hey wait, Ive been wearing plaid shirts since high school

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yours are more flannel-y

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      he probably wears bright tones and pastels

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And Vans

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Are we now describing royce!’s outfit?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Royce!….yes we are.

  3. J-FOH says:
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    MC Milwaukee is a total nail biter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Completely, right?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I could see her now. To her husband

        “Honey, I gnawed off the tip of my finger”

        “Why”

        “I don’t know” *hysterical tears start*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Did you bring in the mail? I don’t know! *cries*

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hey what time is it? The battery in my watch DIED! *cries*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did you see that long distance phone commercial? YES!!! *cries*

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hey baby is this a little burnt? It’s carmelized *cries*

  4. Dusty Baker says:
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    In a 5×5 NL Only- NO Bench- redraft 10 Teamer –Saves/Holds——–Waivers once a week- worse to first ———– I am going to be picking 7-8th ———- Which of the two do I drop- Morton or DeScaflini ? ——————-Nola might be there, Neise could be too , kinda like Strickland too, as he could help ……….. OR- do I try and drop both SPs ? ———— How long do I hang on to Alonso ? ——- drop him for Piscotty, if he is still there , and shuffle Belt back to 1b ? ———Gillespie and Ishikawa should be avaialable too ——————- Good Read ———-thanks for your time and advice on this potentially critical matter ———DB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Drop DeScla for Nola…Alonso hasn’t been that bad, has he?

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @Grey: DeScla at least has been getting K’s and his total ERA is about a half run better than Mortons , though Morton is actually playing for something———Alonso is not getting much support, and its not like he hits many HRs, so I thought maybe time to cut ties with him and take a chance with some “new blood”…………….and though he isnt getting many K’s per outing, Neise has been pitching very good the last month and is on a team in contention. – Do you think DeScla is on a innings limit ?

        • Grey

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          Sure, lose Morton for Niese then

          • Dusty Baker says:
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            @Grey: I edned up getting Nola and Neise and dropping Morton and Desclafini ———-and figured on passing on the remaining bats and stick with Alonso ——— though if Schwarber and / or Piscotty were available, would of dropped Yonder ——— thanks for your opinion ————- once you get to the bottom teir guys, its all a guessing game (assuming theres not a term “injured”) —— DB

            • Grey

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              Works for me

  5. Bread N Mustard says:
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    In a ReDraft league who would you choose?

    Kevin Pillar, Torii Hunter, Jonathan Schoop

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bread N Mustard: depends on need. 3 different types of players to choose

      • Bread N Mustard says:
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        @Grey: I need steals so I guess Pillar but I keep having this feeling that he will quiet down in the second half.

  6. Punk says:
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    Question about daily leagues, batty calls, chasing saves, and streaming. I’m playing in a 12-team 5×5 mixed league with daily moves, 7 bench spots, and 2 DL slots, and I am wondering how many spots you generally keep for these purposes. I find myself usually cycling 1-2, but since the break and dropping some guys I should have dropped earlier (Alvarez and Starlin, you can take your .240s and enjoy the wire), I now have four spots that I’m moving on a near daily basis.

    So, my question – generally, how many spots do you keep for daily moves?

    Also, while I have your ear – same league: CarGo (COL) or Robertson? Need saves, but am I buying the wrong closer or giving too much?

    Thanks for the help, as always.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Punk: with such deep benches I would say 5. Can you add same day to play? I wouldn’t trade cargo for Robertson

      • Punk says:
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        @J-FOH: No same day adds, but since I live in Kenya and rosters lock at 10AM local time (midnight Pacific), I’ve usually got a nice window in the morning to make decisions. Too bad the games happen in the middle of the damn night.

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          @Punk: since you don’t have same day and you want to maximize games I’d use all 7 to flow guys in and out. Platooney tunes

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Punk: agree with Jack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Can range from 1 to 10, CarGo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Get a cheaper closer, SAGNOF

      • Punk says:
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        @Grey: Thank you (and everyone else) for the help and the SAGNOF reminder – maybe I should get a hand tattoo so I don’t forget. It’s been tough in this league this year – it feels like just about every spec is covered. Every Good Boy Does SAGNOF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get the tattoo!

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    SCENE III

    Yordano: I want you to hit me as hard as you can. Take your best shot.

    Giavotella: C’mon, I don’t even have my batting gloves.

    Yordano: (Tosses Giavotella some weight lifting gloves) Here’s your gloves! Now c’mon, take me deep!

    SCENE VII

    Giavotella: The Cubs are a good matchup for you. I’m telling you, this is your shot at solidifying your hold on a rotation spot. The Cubs are young and up and coming. Plus it’s the NL so you’ll get to face the pitcher. What are you worried about, your weight?

    Yordano Wife: Yeah Johnny’s right. The Cubs are up and coming. (Eyeing Kris Bryant’s player page). They’re young and good look —

    Yordono: Woah, woah….What do you mean, “good looking”?

  8. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Padres line-up from last nights game.

    100 million dollar Padres.
    Y. Solarte 3B
    A. Amarista LF
    J. Gyorko 2B
    B. Wallace 1B
    D. Norris C
    W. Venable RF
    M. Upton CF
    C. Barmes SS

    Not what Preller envisioned.

  9. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I would like to send a thank you greeting to Yasmani Grandal AND Kyle Schwarber. Of course they read razzball, everyday.

    Now,first off, Yasmani, for taking that foul tip off the face like a man, and getting some much needed rest, as this allowed me to roll with the above mentioned Kyle Scwarber last night.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to the BOTH of you.

    This is why I love daily move leagues..

  10. Pete Nice

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    Hello sir!

    Can you order these for me?

    Cron, Duda, Trumbo, Moreland

    Thanks!

  11. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Anybody ever see either of these guys becoming baseball relevant again? ie, back to top prospect status.

    Jurickson Profar
    Danny Hultzen

    Worth a stache in a keep forever league?

  12. PB&J says:
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    Time to move on from Walker. I’m gonna stream from that position. Who you like today, Ray vs MIA or Cingrani vs ChC?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @PB&J: both, Cingrani first, if you can only stream one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Cingrani

  13. Wombat says:
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    Who’s the better bet for the rest of this year: Nola or Cingrani?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wombat: Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wombat: Might say Nola, not sure if Cingrani’s in the rotation the ROS

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: thanks to you both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. Chucky says:
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    Fantasy season slipping away ad i now find myself reading This Week in the NFL. Kris Bryant has officially been handed a seat at the end of my bench, 0 HRs since the 4th of July just don’t cut it. The other over hyped teammate Rizzo is just as useless unless HBPs is a separate category. Shame on me for buying into the good young Cub hype. They’re young, just not good. Finally grew a pair and dropped Castro, why Maddon hasnt done the same I wouldn’t know. Maybe nect year they live up to the expectations, unfortunately it aint happening this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: They’re good, just not right now

      • Chucky says:
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        Unfortunately my league’s format doesnt allow for future consideration. As George Allen would say, the future is now

        • Grey

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          Ha

    • Rubik's Pube says:
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      @Chucky: Incessant complaining and bellyaching about your failing FB season and pontificating about the upcoming FB season, which will end up the same way. Rinse and repeat ad nauseum. I love these types of dudes. Grey, these kinds of people need a name. Come on fellas, get them creative juices flowing!

  15. Sausage says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Could you rank Nola, cingrani,, and Cody Anderson rest of the year?

    Also in my keeper guy is dangling springer who can be kept next year in the 9th, and saw you recommended someone yesterday to give sale for him. Is that obvious to assume you would trade these guys on my team straight up for him: Moreland (non keeper), pederson (8th round keeper value), salazar, or Carrasco (6th round keeper valie) for him. Was gonna first offer him salazar, then Moreland, then pederson. What’s your thoughts and who I should offer first and last for springer. I’m in playoffs as of now. Thanks as always.

    • dangerfield51 says:
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      @Sausage:
      Moreland first, Pederson last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sausage: You ranked them…Yes, Moreland, Salazar, Carrasco, Pederson

  16. Chris says:
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    13 team 5×5. Gattis at C, Marte/Puig/Gardner OF, Bruce in Util. Schwarber on bench- on days he plays, does he bump anyone from my lineup?

    • Grey

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      @Chris: Gardnder if you don’t need steals

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    I had W Ramos, fat Prince, Crawford (the good one), JD and Choo in my lineup last night in a 16 teamer. Im about to go flamengo dancing on rooftops. Ole!

    Might be able to get Pujols, Wong and Lynn for ros in a keeper giving away a lot of future value. Think they will keep it going 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Ha, nice…I just ranked those three for the 2nd half

  18. Mike says:
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    Travis or segura ?
    Thanks

  19. griff says:
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    Grey,
    For dynasty league, do you like Conforto better than Judge?

  20. Brett says:
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    Thoughts? Odor and gio for dyson and richards

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Brett: Id take Richards side in a heartbeat. @Brett:

  21. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Good stuff as usual. Would you add Dyson over Grichuk in a 10 Team H2H Points League or find someone else. I also have E. Santana and Hughes languishing on my bench, so I could do one of those as well. Trying to keep as many SPs as possible on our 4 spot Bench.

    Thanks much Grey.

  22. Swfcdan says:
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    Ha love the Rodon blurb, I will be singing that in my head every time I drop a young player from now on.

  23. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    gotta grab delino, some twit dropped in 14 team roto with no ratios,but BB’s, K’s, XBH added. 32 moves left on year
    c-sant
    rizzo
    altuve
    beltre
    alcides
    MI lawrie
    CI cron
    LF grichuk
    CF jones
    RF heyward
    OF bruce
    util piscotty
    BN schoop/tucker
    is it lawrie? delino/schoop would be backups at 3B/2B as well.

  24. InNeedofSpeed says:
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    Would you drop Billy Burns to pick-up Deshields?

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    Trade advice sought:

    Give Revere and Carrasco
    Get Price

    I have Revere, Dyson and Burns, so SAGNOF is covered. Thoughts????

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Five-On-One: The Price is right, grab David.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks – Pulled the trigger.

  26. Five-On-One says:
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    Follow-up to trade question.

    Instead of giving Revere and Carrasco to get Price, is Revere + McHugh to get Archer better? Although not sure he will go for that.

  27. Wilson says:
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    Pick one to sit

    Abreu @ Lynn
    Longoria @ Morgan

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilson: Sit Eva

  28. Carter says:
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    Need to right the ship. Hernandez or Odor ROS??

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Carter: Odor

  29. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league, Sal Perez or Kyle Schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Schwarber

  30. papasmurf says:
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    Joe Ross looks real good and he pitches in the sorry NL East. Last night his D and pen (and manager) let him down. I understand if Williams wants to take him out, but going to Barrett is pouring gasoline on oil. Next outing vs. PIT… dare I ask, is it Cole?

    Deshields caught stealing. The only blemish in his game. HR short of a cycle too. Coors would be the place to do it. Yahoo has him listed at 208 lbs. He should have SOME power no?

    I will take credit for the Cron 4 hit game. I benched him for the first time in a week after he went 0fer when ANA blasted EROD the other day… Costanza Smurf strikes! Benching 3 hit and 4 hit games everyday. Looking to keep the streak alive today.

    • papasmurf says:
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      @papasmurf: PS, I saw Cron’s 4-hit highlights. One was a legitimate hit. 2 were soft grounders in the right spot the other way. The last one was right at the 3B and should have been an E5 as the 3B just played it like Miguel Cabrera would.

      Unreal. If he was in my lineup no way that’d happen. 3 cheap hits for a sonnuvabench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: That sounds heavy for DeShields, he looks much lighter

  31. Old School Brother says:
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    S’hoe Mak’er:

    Oh oh oh oh oh oh
    You don’t have to stream-0 oh oh oh oh oh
    You don’t Have to stream.

    When I drafted you in April, it made me mad mad mad
    When you bufu’d my ratio’s , it made me sad sad sad.
    But I still love you so, I can’t let you go
    I love you- ooh baby I love you.

    These are the worst lyrics I’ve ever written. And that’s me quoting Robert Plant!

  32. bigbear says:
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    Did anyone see Shoemaker pitch? How’d he look?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I didn’t watch, but very promising line

    • You know nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      Caucasian, about 6’2”, black hair, thick beard. Rumor has it, he also struck out 10 guys.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  33. Beastman says:
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    What gives with Trumbo, aside from general awfulness? Benching him in a 16 team H2H league because of the power potential but seriously considering dropping him for Cron.

    Any hopes for a major turnaround or move on to Cron?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Beastman: Cron all day!

  34. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Usually my batty calls go 0-4, but I finally hit the jackpot. Shin-soo, best batty call of my life. My grandchildren are gonna hear about this one!

    Is that Chris Carter making an appearance in the write-up? Wellllllllll, helloooo there Mr. Carter! I thought you were dead! For serious, though, if he doesn’t break out from here I’ll never bother you about him again. Deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Deal, BB… Choo was available in your league and you’ve been holding Carter all year?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I thought the same thing.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Okay everybody calm down! The Choo call was a shallow league. The Carter team is my deep 16 teamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better be, BB!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: You know I don’t play around, homey.

            Honestly I’m a little hurt you would even think this of me. I mean, from J-FOH i expect this type of thing. But you? How could you?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              JFOH is influencing me in all the worst ways!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: dont blame me for your doubts

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, you’re right! We had suspicions

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I’m not sure I want you hanging out with him

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m not sure I don’t agree with you, double negatives be damned!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Phil of the Future: Im just working the door checking credentials, nothing personal

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @J-FOH: You do kinda look like a bouncer from your profile pic

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Phil of the Future: why do you think Grey took me to spring training….protection.

  35. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Grey

    So I know as soon as I drop Khris Davis the Brewers trade Parra and Davis plays everyday.. That said, Deshields, Burns, Chris Carter and Choo are all sitting on the waiver wire. Should I hold on to Davis or move on?

    • Dangerfield51 says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza:
      Hope you have the power to force the trade…I’ll hold until the trade deadline.

  36. Lt says:
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    If we’re talking philly, and talking cheesesteak great but it’s never a sub. That’s something the rest of the country made up. It’s not even a real word. It’s a hoagie. No sub and Phillies in same sentence unless you mean the talent level or really anything to do with Phillies organization skill and talent being sub par. Love reading your site. Thanks

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Lt: This Phillies fan needs to be subdued.

    • Scott says:
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      @Lt: Grey must be from East Jersey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Ha, thanks! I’m from North Jersey — NoJe!

    • 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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      @Lt: so “sub” refering to sandwich isn’t “real” but the word “hoagie” is huh. nice cromulent thinking here.

  37. Brett says:
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    Holland a good buy low with his struggles?

  38. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    Cingrani or Nola?
    Maybin or Rios?

  39. 740 says:
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    great write up Grey, 10team h2h 5×5.

    when Buxton does return, who would u rather own ROS. Buxton or Souza?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Souza

  40. Scott says:
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    Colin tied me to the WHIPing post last time, but I’m a glutton for punishment. I think I’ll stream him vs. the vainglorious BoSox

  41. Blake says:
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    I have 4 adds left for the season – I have W ramos as my catcher and he has been pretty good but the injury bug has hit me (G Stanton, S Souza, J Upton) I have B butler and addision russel on my bench. I have Hosmer in my U slot, Souza/Grichuk/Braun as my outfielders. Would it make sense to add Schwarber and drop say ramos or bulter and play in the C or U slot? or am in not gaining much?

    13 team pts league

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      Grey,

      also – I have Rodon and the following P – I cant start 7

      C Archer
      A Wood
      M Pineda
      T ross
      J Chavez
      C McHugh
      D Salazar

      C Rodon

      Should I drop Rodon for a Heaney, wisler, Gibson, corbin?

      • Paul C. says:
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        @Blake: Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: You need to hold your moves

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        so hold my moves and don’t pickup Heaney or schwarber? or just do Heaney?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold your moves

  42. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey man, sometimes her emotions get the best of her, like for 56 minutes. In other news, are you excited to hear Tommy lust after Gordon in blue jeans?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that sounds less offensive than queer tommy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tommy Lust!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: okay so we have Henry Rollins, Crying Katrina, Douchee Derrick, Nick the Hat Guy and Tommy Lust. Or at least that is what I have

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t forget Hetal who has never cooked meat and is on a cooking competition!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: but what is her nickname

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  MJ!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: master jew?

                    oh shit what a great spin off, kosher cooking competition!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Make it happen, world!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you’re the jew in hollywood

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, the one

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      get us a pitch meeting, you are like the 20th jew in Hollywood I know

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      2,000th, no?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: if I knew 2,000 jews Id be making more money

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Haha!

  43. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 teamer. At the end of my rotation I have Bauer and EROD.

    Would you drop either/both for any of:
    Chavez, Hendricks, Cingrani, JGarcia, Karns, Ross, Niese, Hughes

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Chavez, Hendricks

  44. Basement Artie says:
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    1, Speaking of look-alikes, Kevin McKidd will be starting in the upcoming Max Scherzer Story. 2. Yoenis should always be followed by “I wish I knew how to quit you”.

  45. Frank says:
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    hicks or dyson ROS? dyson seems the easy choice but hicks has been hitting better of late and I’m more in need of power. where is a reasonable o/u on homerun numbers on hicks 6? 8?

  46. Matty says:
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    Great read.
    Is Schwarber worth Chris Davis (and a scrub closer?) in a redraft league?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: I’d want Davis

  47. Roman says:
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    Hey Grey, Wei-Yen Chen or Latos?

  48. Cram It says:
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    Sound off! I f*cking hate the Nationals announcers. Ever listen to them? If you did, you’d know that Joe Ross is not just ownable, Grey. He’s the second coming of Bob f*cking Gibson. You’d also know that Danny Espinosa has the best glove at second base. That Ian Desmond did an AMAZING job of waiting on a charity hop to throw out Kevin Plawecki. Like the greatest job that F.P. Santangelo has ever seen. And that Michael Taylor has got to be the fastest CF the league has ever seen. I mean, he’s just GOT TO be. EVER! That every pitch an opposing batter doesn’t hit is a great pitch and that every pitch that does get hit is a great job by the batter. There’s homerism, and then there’s enough hyperbole to sink DC into the Potomac River. I’ve got a few ideas of what F.P. stands for…

    Rant over.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Cram It: At least the Nationals record somewhat justifies their announcers being unabashed. Try watching Seattle Mariner games. The M’s got an announcing triumvirate that will put to shame any other professional franchise.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Why the hell would anyone watch a Mariners game? ;)

      • Trout says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Wrong. The M’s guys are not even in Hawk Herrelson and Steve Stone’s league.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Cram It: Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Totally… They’re one of the worst teams… There are a few just as bad — you can put it on the board…

      • Dangerfield51 says:
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        @Grey:
        YESSSS!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, you!

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: It’s like you watching/complaining about Mattingly and the Dodgers everyday. Hometown team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: I thought you would be listening to Rays games

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True, Cram…Rookie mistake starting a pitcher and listening to other team’s feed

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: he is the biggest closet Rays fan. You loses his shizz when he has to decide between the Karns or Kiermaier jerseys.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He once left a girl because she said “Why don’t the Rays open up their stadium?”

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: the wind could effect Karns game, that broad had no idea who she was talking to

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                She was out of line!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: probably slapped her upside the head

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    With what?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      catchers mask?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, missing that one!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I assumed it was in urban dictionary as some sex joke but it wasnt. He loves catchers so much

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Protecting against UV rays

  49. Blergball says:
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    Cruz/Kipnis for Puig/Pedroia/Arrieta?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Blergball: cruz side should have to add a 3rd player on that one.

  50. Davies says:
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    Saladino or odor

  51. Pounce says:
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    So yea, i was hoping Brian Johnson would at least have more strike outs, than walks. But I was wrong, big whoop, wanna fight about it?!

    I’m in a 12 team keeper, trying to win this year. Do I drop B Johnson or hold? Other pitchers in FA include:
    Cingrani
    Joe Ross
    Jon Niese
    Estrada
    D Duffy
    Cooney
    Henderson Alvarez (is he worth a look?)

    the list actually gets worse from there. They are probably all streamers, but do any have more potential?

    thanks!

  52. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Grey, you devilishly mustachioed bastard you!!

    Thanks for the early spotlight on Nola last week. I grabbed and it feels good. Like when we first thought Luke drank all the Seavers’ booze, but then it turned out he just dumped it cause he didn’t want Dr Seaver to get drunk and turn into a raging Sciosciapath. And then we realized Luke was just looking out for the Seavers.

    Anyway, grabbed Cingrani this morning in exchange for V Velasquez. Decent upgrade there right? I was too drunk last night to pull the trigger. I’ll miss his stats tonight, but I think I made the right move for the future of my team. tell me I did the right thing! Please! Ease my pain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: Ha! I like Cingrani, hoping he stays in the rotation

  53. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    a. Patience for Ross owners? How about Patients as in mental patients – myself included.

    b. Who do you like ROS in a redraft H2H points league?

    Desmond, Correa or Lowrie at SS. Have ICarlos and afraid Lowrie (who’s owed a lot this year to PLAY and not deliver gatorade) will steal ABs.

    c. NORM MACONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Hey, go take a shower you filthy immigrant. Oh yeah, that’s right you guys don’t shower but once a week, right?’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  54. Andy says:
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    Duda droppable?
    Looking to pick up Heston

    My 1b is Goldie
    Util a Cain and Bruce
    W bench of Crawford and schwaber

    Can I drop duda?
    Could also drop wood but he has two starts next week in a weekly league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: Drop Duda

  55. Five-On-One says:
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    Who sits out of A. Escobar, Wong, Odor and Desmond? I’ve been sitting Desmond, but he seems to be coming out of his funk. But Escobar is finally stealing bases (and hitting for average), Odor has been very good and Wong is Wong. Could sit Longoria instead, but not sure that makes sense.

  56. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Disgruntled Jorge Soler owner Question of the Day:
    10-Team OBP/SLG league…drop him for Werth, Garcia, Souza or Conforto?

  57. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade Kipnis and Xander B. for Jose Altuve? I have Miguel Sano and Eugenio Suarez at SS already.

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake: Other players that I am considering offering a similar package for are Mookie Betts, A.J. Pollock, or Carlos Gomez (long shot, I assume)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: I’d take Altuve for steals…Betts and Pollock are better

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey. I’ll go through the rounds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  58. Scott says:
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    Who is this guy who blanked Colorado at Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: One lucky mofo

  59. Scott says:
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    Aybar, Cesar, or Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Bleh…Cesar

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Ugh, should have specified I was looking for power. Oh well.

  60. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    ROS (5×5 H2H league): Adam Line or Chris Carter?

  61. Timmah R says:
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    Sorry for yet another Schwarber question… but would you say he is going to be better ROS than Salvador Perez? I dropped Desmond for Correa earlier this year which has been oh so wonderful and I am getting some leg tingles for Schwarber that feel kinda similar haha ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmah R: I wouldn’t say that, but you can move on to Schwarber and see if it works, not like Sal is that great

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good, thanks as always Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. onemoretime says:
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    as a trout owner seeing what happened to c-dick that is very worrying. you cant sell on that right? i mean it’s trout… and i play in a keeper league

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: there are other heel problems than plantar facisitis

  63. scientology says:
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    I was reviewing your 2nd half top 100…

    has the gap between degrom and archer narrowed, or ROS still archer by a hair? these guys have both been so good i’m splitting hairs, but i’m looking to move one of the two in a keeper league (scherzer is the only pitcher i’m keeping) so really i just want the ‘safer’ pitcher ros..

    i guess just sell which ever gives me the highest return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scientology: Sell whichever gives you the highest return

  64. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    What did you think of Werth? Is he WERTH a speculative add in mixed leagues?

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Elliot: For sure in OBP leagues. In standard it depends on what you need (i.e. he won’t hit a lot of HRs). But he’s had some huge late-season runs in the past, so if you have room, it’s worth a shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Sure, why not? Not over anyone that good though

  65. Luce Wayne says:
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    What is Puig’s value nowadays in a keeper league?

    I got offered Shelby Miller for him and passed. I feel like I’d be selling low, he is having a bad year but he was a 2nd rounder going into the year and he is only 24. You think he will rebound in the second half?

    If I were to trade him, I need an arm.. Who should I target?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luce Wayne: I think he’s talented, but hasn’t really put it together for longer than a few weeks here and there…Maybe Archer? DeGrom?

  66. MelkyDischarge says:
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    I don’t want to like Segura either…but SS is a teenage wasteland even Baba O’Riley couldn’t like

    So if you had to stick with a ROS guy between Segura, Duffy or Kang…WWGD?

  67. Dingbat says:
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    In my 10-team 7×7 league (H, OPS, QS, and K/BB added), I’m currently in 1st place, with strengths in R, HR, RBI, OPS, and K/BB, and weaknesses in AVG, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, and SV. I’ve got Tulo starting, and Jhonny P on my bench, plus Edwin Encarnacion to spare. Do you like any of the following offers for me?

    1. Edwin for Jo-Fer
    2. Tulo for Adam Miller
    3. Edwin for Miller
    4. Tulo for F-Her
    5. Tulo for Price

  68. Wild Thing says:
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    In a keeper league, Nola or McCullers? And how close are these two?

    • deadline looming says:
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      @Wild Thing: i’ll second this question. I have to assume since mccullers has been up since may looking good it’d be mccullers until furthur notice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wild Thing: McCullers has bigger upside, and is better…Not terribly far off

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Wild Thing: McCullers and i dont think its close.

      • Scott says:
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        @Moscowitz: So, Nola Contendere?

  69. deadline looming says:
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    keeper league i’ve been playing in for 4 years. roto h2h weekly, championship is 2 weeks. basic categories but over two weeks we get 20 starts for our pitching, so deep rotations are important.

    i’ve been pondering some trade ideas to try and win

    trade a $22 upton, $10 dee gordon, and $13 jacob degrom for $25 yoeneis cespedes, $28 zack grienke, garret richards, kenley jansen (fwiw I wouldnt keep any of the guys mentioned on either side, with or without the trade)…. also if i swapped garret richards for a $10 matt harvey (who i might end up keeping) does it drastically change the deal?

    thanks so much, have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @deadline looming: I don’t love this trade, it’s okay…I’d take Harvey

  70. NOLA says:
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    when i see his name i cant help but think of new orleans..

    quick trade qquestion… in a keeper league would you rather have scherzer or archer (asking built on straight youth). I’m new to this game so I dont know when pitchers can or will flame out, just know archer is young.. have to assume its not the same argument as a hitter though..

    that being said. in our keeper league we started (keep 10 players/year) what side of

    Sano/archer/mccullers/matz for scherzer/billy hamilton/aj pollock would you rather be on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NOLA: Me too… Scherzer…Scherzer side

  71. Scott says:
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    Khris is starting! Khris is starting! *happy dance*

  72. DJA says:
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    I’m being offered Odorizzi for Dickerson. ROS, which side is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DJA: Odor

  73. peter quill says:
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    Rendon or Puig for the next 2017 and 2018? Injury v. 10 cent head

  74. noooo says:
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    if trout has plantar fascitis i might cry…

    would you flirt with the idea of dealing correa in a keeper if i get a large enough haul? i could scoop jean segura as a replacement SS which I feel may return all stats except HRs– or is that just wishful thinking

    i’m probably targeting a starting pitcher and/or a 3rd basemen or outfielder if you had some names worth targeting? thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @noooo: Sure, Kershawe, Scherzer, Bryant, Donaldson…A top SP or 3B

  75. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    hey wanted to thank you for the good advice on hellickson over brian johnson last night, you saved my ass.

    also dynasty league, which side:

    cano and rodon or lorenzo cain and stressbird

  76. omar says:
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    Poll: Who is Carlos Gomez playing for after the July 31st trade deadline?

    • Rubik's Pube says:
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      @omar: Indians or Orioles

  77. joe says:
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    cron or moreland? 12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Cron

  78. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Howdy Grey– you like Nola or Velasquez ROS in a H2H 12 teamer with deep benches? Standard 5×5.

  79. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    I grabbed Cingrani, but another owner just dropped Danny Salazar to waivers.

    Lost Cingrani, Alex Wood, or McHugh for Salazar?

    Or drop a bench bat (Fowler, Choo)

    Thoughts?

  80. Five-On-One says:
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    Pick up Shoe or Cingrani as a bench stash?

  81. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I capitalized on Nola and shipped him and McCullers off for Lynn in a 12-team H2H league. What do you think?

  82. knighttown says:
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    Drop Matz for Nola in a 12 team redraft?

  83. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Thanks for the installment Grey. Could you or Rudy look into the video advert that is constantly re-positioning my place on the thread? It keeps yanking the page to a position where the video is visible. At least I think that is what’s happening. Sorry to complain!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Ugh, I asked the ad people to look at this…Sorry, will ask again, I’m at the mercy of them

      • Dangerfield51 says:
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        @Grey:
        FYI, I have the same problem when I use Google Chrome but when I switch to Mozilla Firefox the problem is GONE.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they said they fixed it, sorry about that

  84. Branta says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h keeper league with obp/slg, nsvh/hr/qs

    Would you trade Parra for Kazmir straight up?

    Rest of pitching staff is Harvey, Arrieta, Chavez, Walker, Carrasco, Severino stashed, Jim Johnson, Rosenthal, Britton, Osuna. There’s 5sp and 3rp slots

      • Branta says:
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        @Grey:

        I forgot to mention my OF consists of Kevin Pillar, Joc Pederson, Billy Burns, Hunter Pence, Steven Souza, and Parra.

  85. Woba the hutt says:
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    Moreland or Cron in a standard, who ya got?

  86. claw dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I know you hate pitchers that have been hurt in the past year for foe most part. But would you do Sano and Cashner for Tanaka and Kipnis? This is a 12 team H2H 5×5 8 keeper league. My 2B is Eddie Rosario right now and I already have Arenado and Donaldson at 3rd. I also figure Tanaka when healthy is an ace and definitely better than cashner. You think Kipnis can keep this up and not revert back to how he was last season?

    Thanks!

  87. Moscowitz says:
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    Well i am absolutely not sure about Nola. I watched part of that game too and i was not all that impressed. I also couldnt see his fastball being mid 90s, he mostly sat around 91-92 which is rather lower 90s in my book. If i had to chose between him, Velasquez or lets say Heaney , i wouldnt hesitate to take the other two over Nola.

    However thanks for the -always- great write up Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz: I saw 93-94, but either way…Rookie pitchers are hit and miss and I liked his command more than anything to limit the missing…Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Moscowitz: I watched the game as well. Not super impressed with Nola, but he has chance to be a good one. Your comparison…Nola has FAR better command then Velasquez. No brainer there in my opinion. I’d take Heaney over Nola this year, but it’ll likely change in 2016.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Well Nola not only has a better command than Velasquez. He has a better command than many other pitchers in the majors but thats not the entire point. Nola works in and closely around the zone pretty often and with a fastball sitting in lower 90s he is gonna get hit earlier or sooner. He is not gonna fool anyone with his stuff. Velasquez though has the by far more impressive stuff and a upper 90s fastball and his curve has already fooled a few good hitters. To me Velasquez is the all in all better pitcher who just needs to settle down.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      You’re right in that nothing truly stands out, but I did notice his fastball has a natural rise to it. Longo’s first AB he swung through two fastballs, never adjusting for the rise.

      I think long-term he’s a solid #3, and for 2015, he’s a high-floor, mid-ceiling prospect that shouldn’t hurt you too bad because of great control.

  88. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    h2h 10 team

    tough decision today, which batter do I NOT start?

    Cespedes v Montgomery
    Tiexera v Gausman
    Marte @ Volquez
    Soler @ Leake and Cingrani
    Ortiz @ McHugh

    Because its h2h, I don’t think I can afford to sit Soler and the potential extra counting stats. I am actually thinking it might be Ortiz here. Maybe Cespedes?

    Thanks!

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      I am actually thinking Cespedes now. Looking at the splits, he has been pretty awful versus LHP this season while Montgomery has been tougher on RHH.

      Ortiz has been much better versus RHP and McHugh has been worse at home.

      So…?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @bossmanjunior333: Maybe this can help..Per his Yahoo player page:

        Cespedes is slugging .564 (28-for-117) against other middle-tier lefties in the last two seasons.

  89. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto, includes QS and K/9 for pitchers —
    I could use some SAGNOF, and Jarrod Dyson is available, but my schmohawk SPs have been holding their own, and have some good matchups coming up.
    Drop one of these for Dyson? Or hold for now?
    – Joe Ross (next starts = @ PIT, @ NYM)
    – Kyle Hendricks (vs. COL, @ MIL)
    – Ian Kennedy (vs. MIA, @ MIA)
    – Jesse Chavez (@ SF, vs. CLE)
    – Tommy Milone (vs. NYY, vs. SEA)

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @The Big Yabu: Interested new development:
      Just this minute received an offer of Scherzer for Cutch and Joe Ross, which would also free up a roster spot for Dyson. Take the deal?
      Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @The Big Yabu: I’d drop Milone for Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Milone

      • The Big Yabu says:
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        @Grey: Okay, thanks! —
        And then what’s your view of trade Cutch and Joe Ross to get Scherzer?
        Not sure who I’d pick up to fill the empty spot, but plenty of mediocre hitters available on waivers (Plouffe, Aybar, Byrd — you get the idea…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Scherzer

  90. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Price or Cueto ROS?

  91. Atlas says:
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    Scotty: “I watched gay porn on accident once… the girls never came ! the girls never CAME !!

    Rastaman: “Silly white boy… they’re not hash brownies !

    So G,… I know you hate the catcher questions but… I’m gonna ask one. : )

    Drop the Vogt for the Schwarber ? Vogt been pretty damn bad for about a month and a half now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Hold Vogt

  92. Eric B says:
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    Whats up Grey? Need a little help tweaking my roster:
    5×5 12 Team HTH w/ OBP
    Bats
    C McCann
    1B Y. Grandal
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS Aybar
    OF Pollock
    OF Calhoun
    OF Cepesedes
    OF Betts
    Util Avisail Garcia
    Util Soler
    Util Sano
    Bench 2B/SS/3B Semien
    DL Freeman
    DL Springer
    DL Stanton

    I’m looking for upgrades over Avisial and possibly Semien. I’m Intrigued by DeShields 2B/OF eligibility to replace Avisial and maybe Kang SS/3b to replace Semien. Saladino and Suarez are also out there, as is Cron. Any advice is much appreciated. Trying to stay in 1st after losing Freeman, Stanton and Springer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail for Cron, DeShields for Semien

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks… any of the following arms worth rostering, have one open slot: Corbin, Velasquez, Jungman, Gausman, J.Ross.

        • Eric B says:
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          @Eric B: And Cingrini…he’s available too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cingrani

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, appreciate the knowledge.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  93. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey, two quick ones for you:

    Roto league: Scwarber over Hundley ROS

    H2H standard: Cingrani over Taijuan ROS? This one is a keeper league, but too many quality hitters to keep Taijuan.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber…Cingrani

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: When I check back someone had just picked up the pudgy backstop on my commute to work…damn.

        Thanks though, I’ll definitely be adding Cingrani.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Carnac says:
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    Ok ok, the resident Brett Anderson apologist has arrived. What’d I miss? Kidding.

    Last night in the 1st, Anderson walked Jace Peterson to lead off the game. Then Maybin hit a bouncer to Kike at SS (filling in for Rollins. Damn, how do I make a little accent over the e? Gonna feel weird typing Kike this much. DEAR NSA: THIS IS NOT A MANIFESTO). It was challenging to field, but there was still a chance to turn 2. Instead, Kike threw the ball into the outfield. Runners advanced to 3rd and 2nd. It was scored, unbelievably, as a HIT for Maybin and a throwing error. Mmmm, smells like some gold ol’ hometown scoring.

    Consecutive ground ball, fielders choice plays and each run scores. Then Anderson allows another hit. Thus, 2 pretty dang cheap earned runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m gonna post this on my league messageboard and see if my leaguemates will subtract those earned runs… Be right back!

  95. ashtray says:
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    Start Syndergaard @ WAS?

    Kid’s carrying a 4.75 ERA in away games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  96. Moscowitz says:
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    12 moves left and i am in first place.

    Moreland, Cron, Franco and Khris. I own Franco. Would you save the move or drop Franco for any of those other guys ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save the move

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Moscowitz: If you’re in a keeper, hold, per Grey’s advice. If not, I’d replace Franco with Cron.

  97. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hey I asked Prospector Mike the same question, just wanted to see your take:

    Swap any of these guys for the ones I have already:
    Jurickson Profar
    Danny Hultzen
    Dylan Bundy
    Tyler Skaggs

    Recent prospects I have now in the forever league are:
    Javier Baez
    Lucas Giolito
    Miguel Sano
    Addison Russell
    Jorge Solar
    Gregory Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. ashtray says:
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    You think Pederson is going to make some adjustments at some point? He’s on a two month long cold streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  99. Pounce says:
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    With Yordano Ventura demoted and Vargas re-aggravating his elbow, could be time for Kris Medlen shot at the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it is, I wouldn’t want him

  100. EA says:
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    Drop Molina for Schwarber? trying to trade him but no takers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Coghlan batting leadoff in game 1 of today’s DH

    I have a feeling this could be J-FOH’s creeper call of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t excite JFOH, he has a weak heart

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: too much mexican food will do that to you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It disagrees with Grey’s tummy!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: when your favorite dish is fried fatty pork you know your heart is f**ked

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Breaded with chicharrones

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: stop it, Im getting hungry

  102. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade Heston for Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. Jon says:
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    Karns or Graveman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

    • Jon says:
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      Nelson and Chavez would be options, too.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Jon: Still Karns.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: chavez over karns.

  104. Boomer19 says:
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    Need to keep two of Russell Martin, Wilson Ramos, d’arnaud and Hundley. Or do I hold onto one extra until Travis is 100%? Two catcher league with 8 bench spots. Thanks. Enjoy the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Hundley

  105. Landisimo3 says:
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    Forever keeper league… Been stuck firmly in 2nd for quite a while…. Do I trade my Cutch for his Braun/Harvey/Rosenthal/Lawrie/Berrios (he’d be stashed)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. CMUTimmah says:
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    Piggy backing off of the Eurotrip convo yesterday, I agree, very under rated and a fantastic script, if they could have avoided making it so National Lampoonie with the transitional scenes, it could have made for a great comedy. It got a bad rap for the low budget transitions.

    Hmm… Interesting consideration for the future… trade Hamels (with 3 years left) and Olivera for Sano who has 5 years left after this season?

    Sano’s 80 power grade is intriguing, and his ability to hit for decent average to go along with it makes him a possible top 20 player for the next 5 years. Hamels is on the decline, so I’d be selling sky high… but might be too steep considering the fact that he should get traded to a contended (say, LA… now he’s a top 15 pitcher for sure going forward)

    Tough one. Present vs Future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Eurotrip… Some bad directorial choices… I’d take Sano

  107. Jon says:
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    Nelson, Chavez, or Rubby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  108. Tom says:
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    Another great write up. Do you see the Twins keeping Buxton in the minors until Sept? They could send him to Triple A. He looked kind of overmatched in the majors his last go around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see that, but he’s not coming back much before Sept anyway due to injury

  109. Tom says:
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    Long term do you see Schwarber at C? If he is moved to the OF what does that do to his value? Also, Xander is getting more hits, but when (or does?) the power arrive?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber’ll be moved…Bogaerts is young, power may not come for another year

  110. 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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    16 team dynasty with OBP over AVG and Slug over homers
    hundley
    au shizz
    wong
    suarez
    frazier
    OF bruce/cespedes/parra
    util c.davis
    BN kemp/s.castro
    DL stanton
    NA ozuna
    got an offer of moreland/pence/cargo 1 for my c.davis/cespedes. Am i right that even if i were to just drop moreland this still isn’t good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  111. hankp101 says:
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    Pick 2 ROS for a deep 5×5: Andrus, Semien, B.Miller. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus, Semien

  112. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Jose Urias-F*cked-Up pitched last night. Looked kinda meh.

    Now, I guess he’s Jose-Urias-Fixed.

    Hope it doesn’t A-ffect his game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  113. MarvPesos

    Insert name here says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H keeper (keep 12)
    Been offered:
    MY: Desmond, Braun, Syndergaard, Wood, Odorizzi
    for HIS: Reyes, Gattis, Harvey, Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  114. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey! Was going to decline this offer, but though I would run it by you first.
    12 teams, unlimited salary keepers, I’m winning by 20 points, so this is more for next season.

    Here’s the offer with next seasons pricing:
    Abreu ($21) and Arrieta ($13)
    for my
    Arenado($9)and Carrasco ($13)

    Note: I have Goldy at 1st, so Abreu would be at U. Maustakas would fill in for me at 3rd. And if I did this trade I would shop my King Felix for a new 3B (Donladson maybe).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decline

  115. MarvPesos

    Insert name here says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12)
    got another one:
    MY: M. Bumgardner, Desmond, C.Santana, K Seager
    HIS: H. Ramirez, S. Marte, (once of:Iwakuma/Kazmir/Santiago), Posey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley side

      • MarvPesos

        Insert name here says:
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        @Grey: who would you take out of the three pitcher options (iwakuma, kazmir or santiago)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kazmir

  116. Wild Thing says:
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    In my salary cap league, hold or sell Polanco $16 for 2 more years? I have Puig $18 for 2 years, Dickerson $16 for 3 years and Betts $24 for 2 years. With Dickerson coming back if I don’t trade an OF, I will have to cut one of the following minor leaguers… Moncada, Devers, Giolito, Seager, Urias, Mazara, and Josh Bell. I am hesitant to cut any of those guys because they can be kept at $1 next year and won’t need to be signed until 2017.

    I guess the questions are…

    1) is a $16 Polanco better than any of my minor league guys? If so, who to cut?

    2) And if not, should I trade him for a Taijuan Walker who is $21 for 3 more years.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is a question for Mike, he’ll have a post in a few…polanco over Walker though

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I think the Polanco over Walker answer is helpful until Mike also posts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s posted

  117. Long Bawls says:
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    Schwarber with the steal! I had to doublecheck that it wasn’t a typo; usually it reads “Schwarber with the veal.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Scott says:
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      @Long Bawls: Schwarber on veal….

  118. Knucks says:
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    Would you want Nola or Chavez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  119. hankp101 says:
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    Do you consider Morneau or Myers worthy of a DL stash at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @hankp101: If it doesn’t cost you another guy you’d rather stash, sure. I’d go Myers; Morneau might never play again.

  120. Scott says:
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    Which OF do I sit out of these 5?
    Carlos Gomez
    Lorenzo Cain
    Brett Gardner
    Hunter Pence
    Charlie Blackmon

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: depends on matchup

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: most likely pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez…Make a trade

  121. Jaymz says:
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    Need a solid UTIL hitter – currently it’s Avisail. What a trashole.

    Would you drop him for any of Leonys, Grichuk, Paredes, Inciarte or D Peralta?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jaymz: add Gearchuck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  122. dem ribbies says:
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    Soler or Rendon in a keeper?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @dem ribbies: Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  123. Scott says:
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    So I was browsing the waiver wire in my NL-only league and there was Khris Davis. Snatch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  124. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sb, runs, avg. how do you rank deshield, fowler, eaton and gose?

    thanks.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @herschel: Eaton, Fowler, DeShields and Gose.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @herschel: DeShields Eaton gose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, Eaton, DeShields

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: fowler? He said he needs BA help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And runs and SBs, if he wants to take your advice instead, I’m fine with it

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you so love the string bean

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What’s he ranked in the OFs on the Rater?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: doesnt matter, its ROS, he has a lot of runs and some bags but has progresively been worse. I hate batting average drains down the stretch

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, not worth discussing, none of these guys are great

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I like delino’s upside, could steal 15 plus bags ROS.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, could

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: sky loves delino, he should be appearing shortly

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sky’s sending out flyers to BBWAA MVP voters on Zimmerman…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I love his opportunity; as we discussed via text, I didn’t see a major hurdle for PT for him even with Hamilton back because Leonys just isn’t very good outside of defense. He’s an average risk himself but because he’s batting lead off for an above average offense and because he can be put at MI, he’d win out over those two for me as well for his 40 steal pace. To me, it’s the MI eligibility that really separates that group.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Leonys isn’t good? Whoa!

                    • herschel says:
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                      @J-FOH: wow. didnt expect such heated debate from this question. thanks all.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Leony’s cat fight

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      He’s Ezequiel Carrera with better defense. Great late game swap for when you wanna move Deshields to left or right and you’re guarding a lead.

  125. jacks says:
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    Hello: You didn’t like this trade I mentioned yesterday for my 10 team 4X4. My Polanco, Hanley and Doolittle for his J Peralta, Ellsbury and Familia. Is it that you don’t trust Ells to perform all that much better than who he will replace, Maybin? Peralta might downgrade my power a bit from Hanley but will boost my BA. BA and speed are my areas of weakness. And I’m not sure Doolittle saves a single game this year. What didn’t you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Ells

  126. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    damn, hendricks got mad at having a bad inning (and having more BB’s in that inning than in most total starts) he said, F it, jack the K rate up, i’m gonna kimbel this shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  127. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    “This cat throws strikes.”

    – Ron Darling on Jordan Zimmerman

    Ron is not just awesome, he’s hip as well.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: his book is a great quick read

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @J-FOH: Cool. I’ll check it out.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who’s? Darling’s?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: yes, its good IMHO. Its about the pitchers mind and not a bunch of rehashed old stories

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Mets have the best booth

  128. Eric says:
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    Trade:

    Arrieta and Moustakas fror Samardzija and Frazier. Which side?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need OF help. burns fair value for my tyson ross?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @herschel: yes

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: same team, my ross/j-up or ross/braun for gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. Moscowitz says:
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    Odorizzi is looking horrible

  131. Grey-O!! GreyLight come and we wanna go Home says:
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    ROS Greg Holland or Jonathon Papelbon???

    H2H points league

  132. JP says:
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    Would you deal Encarnacion/Carrasco for Miggy and Stanton? Non-keeper league, but I’m likely to make the playoffs this year.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JP: I would take that risk

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @JP: If you can suffer the statistical blow right now, and still make the playoffs, I would consider it. Stanton is starting his come back (probably 10-days from now) and Miggy is mid-August at best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @JP: i’d do that one in every league unless you would be in real trouble pitchingwise, or in barely making playoff shape in redrafts.

  133. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    would you trade Vogt and Salazar for Jhonny Peralta and Zach Britton?

    also have Schwarber at Catcher

  134. Dnut Eastwood says:
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    Shoemaker, Duffy, jimmy Nelson, Tillman, Lance McCullers or something, Kyle Gibson, Who do you like out of these folks to Finish the Year with the Best Roto numbers, add in QS on that also. Who freaking knows, but I would guess you at least have an answer your kind sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  135. Swfcdan says:
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    Going all out to win this year as im likely out after the year (shh don’t tell my commish). Selling owner is being really stingey saying he only now wants Rendon ($8 through 2017).

    I’m desperate to get Pujols off him fas a rental but any other players would take me over the salary cap, is it werth doing just Pujols for Rendon with only Walker to man 2B? Not expecting much from Rendon this year which is why im considering it, keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re out, then trade whatever for Pujols… Rendon for Pujols is obviously fine, Rendon hasn’t played this year

  136. Bocephus says:
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    ROS: Soler or Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  137. JOC JAMS says:
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    Any suggestions on what positions/players I should target in a trade? It’s a very active league. I’m wondering what weaknesses I should address with the playoffs in mind. Currently in 1st place. H2H 5×5 Categories. Thanks!

    C McCann
    1B C Davis
    2B Zobrist
    3B K Bryant
    SS Tulo
    MI Correa
    CI C Carter
    OF(5) Trout, Joc, J Bruce, Billy Ham, Byrd
    UTIL Schwarber

    SP Sale, Fernandez, Pineda, Heston, Strasburg
    RP Chapman, Kimbrel, Jansen, Storen, Uehara, A Miller/Betances

    FYI, A couple of teams decided to punt saves a few months ago, and I acquired their closers on the cheap. With all of my RP with high K rates, it basically equates to two elite SPs in K/ERA/WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like you could use a starter, but no idea what’s available on waivers either

  138. ERad says:
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    At what point does ol Panda bleb become cuttable? Dude is just a bleb.

    I have Dickerson coming off the DL – gotta cut someone – and I can slide Sano into 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s cuttable

  139. J-FOH says:
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    6 points away…f**k, I just jinxed it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team isn’t built to beat mine, sorry

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you aren’t suppose to judge how another man is built

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was judging myself

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you were peeping at the urinal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did I ever tell you the time I was next to Randy Johnson at the urinal in Vegas? C’mon, you’d look too, his name is The Big Unit!

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: Did he stare you down? Did you narate his piss as if you were Bob Uecker?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He showed good control, kept a few balls hanging

                • Great White North says:
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                  @Great White North: “Juuuuuuuuuust a bit outside.”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    …outside your pants!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: so you came up to his hip, your periferal vision couldnt help it

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  140. J-FOH says:
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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need Sky

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: a cut and pasted what he posted and it still wont work, here is exactly what he posted yesterday in my post.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, have no idea, it’s Sky’s department

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Nah, I think word press hates me. Half my comments today were awaiting moderation

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s an issue on the back end that we’re sorting through

  141. Scott says:
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    HR by Lindor. Gravity… pulling… me… Can’t… stop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why fight it?

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Honestly, I can’t remember why I ever dropped him. I mean, who else you gonna have for your MI this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only everyone

  142. dom says:
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    …and just like that Ventura gets called back up with Vargas torn UCL. I’m going to put in waiver claim. I don’t care how much he struggled I feel like even I could pitch competently in front of that defense and ballpark.

    12 team h2h drop Brett “I’m feeling better” Anderson or Carlos “my team sucks” Rodon ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  143. Moscowitz says:
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    O’s reportedly willing to trade Gausman. Well its good news for him because elsewhere, he actually could get proper coaching for the first time in his young career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True, and maybe go to the NL

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Moscowitz: we’ve all seen what happened when arrieta did this, good lord how good might gausman be if he did it?

  144. 1) This might be a glitch on my system but this post isn’t showing on the home page for some reason.

    2) Here’s my situation on steals. I let it go for too long. I’m tied with someone now, and there’s one person with 5 more than me. Then the next guy up has THIRTY more than me. Trading for a Hamilton would be basically pointless, right? I’m probably only going to be able to gain two points, and I can do that mixing and matching Delinos/Jarrods/and Burnses, yeah?

    • @Hugman: ALso, regarding Delino, don’t forget he also had a steal yesterday until he didn’t (called safe, overturned).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2) Yeah

  145. dem ribbies says:
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    how about Soler or Seager in a keeper?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @dem ribbies: Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  146. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Need your and J-FOH’s advice. I’m 1st place by 14 games in a 10-Team, H2H, Keeper league (4 hitters/2 pitchers). Soler (there he is again), isn’t going to be kept, but I could more than likely move him and a SP for Cespedes. Just depends on which one.

    I currently have the SP staff of Sale, Carrasco, Pineda, Lester, Salazar, Samardzija, Zimmerman and Cingrani.

    I do have Stanton on my DL, so perhaps the correct move is to wait out Giancarlo’s injury, and then do a simple replacement with Soler. My other OF’s are McCutchen, J.D. Martinez, Pollock, Heyward, the aforementioned Soler and then Revere is my UTIL/SAGNOF. All my other position players are good as is.

    Do you package Soler and a SP for Cespedes? If so, which one. You guys are the best and as always, I appreciate your feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, package Soler and Cingrani or Samardzija…If not, then hold

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Is that a “sure” like quit bothering me with Soler questions (I wouldn’t blame you), or, you’d actually try it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try it

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Thanks broseph!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  147. You also forgot some big news yesterday. WAINWRIGHT PITCHED.

    in his daughter’s softball game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  148. Great White North says:
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    Need to limit starts in an RCL. I have two questions. Anybody below riding the pine tomorrow? Anybody below only a streamer moving forward?

    Ross vs MIA
    McCullers vs BOS
    Bauer @ CWS
    Shark vs CLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all streamers in RCL… I’d start Ross out of them

  149. Nothing and I mean nothing beats a Dominick the Donkey reference baby!!!!
    I remember hearing that on XM on Christmas and immediately drove home to change my pissed pants!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  150. Hee Haw Hee Haw!!!

  151. The Great Knoche says:
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    Its funny, just listening to Brewers game and Uecker mentioned that we should all come up to the ball park on August 2nd for the Brewers first ever garden gnome giveaway. He’s a gnome not a troll!

    First 10,000 Fans receive a Count Garza Garden Gnome courtesy of some genius somewhere.

    They are also today having a Great Garden Gnome hunt throughout the city with social media hints so fans can get their Garza gnome early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They should do garden gnomes to look like Milwaukee girl from MasterChef

  152. Nico says:
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    Grey, how you doin!? Trade question, 10 team Yahoo. Do you think offering Stanton/Grandal/T.Ross for Hamels/Pineda/Braun is fair enough, and would you do it? I need pitching help fast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo, Nico! I’d take Hamels for this year

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Not many years left! I think I saw him filling out his AARP paperwork in the dugout the other day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  153. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Need some serious help. 12 team daily league 6×6 with OPS and Holds the extra categories. I want to pick up Dyson. Currently in 4th. First in R, HR, RBI, OPS. I can gain most points in Steals, Holds, ERA, WHIP. My options to cut are Odor, Walden, Matz.

    My current hitters: Yan, Hosmer, Dozier, Correa, Machado, Carlos Santana, Bogearts, Pederson, Gomez, Harper, Trout, Pollock and Odor is my utility.
    My staff: Cueto, Liriano, J-Fer, Lester, Zimmerman, Gio, Strasberg, Matz
    My Releivers: Storen, Box, Tolleson, Osuna, Giles, Capps, Walden.

    Not sure who to move? Would you be okay with Dyson over Odor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Walden, Matz and Odor

  154. ROS: Saladino, Aybar (batted cleanup last night!?!) or Kang; & are all immediately dropable if Seager gets the call? Thank you for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saladino…Yeah

  155. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. do you have any faith in JZimm? my panik/ziegler for JZ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm side

  156. J-FOH says:
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    Odor is da dank!

  157. J-FOH says:
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    13/5/16/3/.351 who is this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tristan Cockcroft?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: HIS STAT LINE WOULD EMOJIS AND HEARTS

        No silly, its Odor on my perts league team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice stats from him! I’ve struggled to get anything from MI but I’m not sure I’ve held anyone for that long

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: In the last month I have dropped five dongs the day before from my MI

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think my MIs dong or don’t dong, they just sorta sit there

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You still have Travis?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: nah, I dumped when I got in a log jam. stupid on my part

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, not stupid, can’t wait for guys with no track record

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I just looked, I thought he was doing better. ya me!

  158. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Saladino or Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          word

  159. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather have, Tanaka or Yordano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  160. Your worst nightmare says:
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    Still she’s on her knees and piScotty doesn’t know!!!

    Yolo Greylo…..so I own Kyle Schwarber (stump the Schwarber) and Russell Martin……currently I’m playing stump the Schwarber of course……will he be a regular bat ROS even when montero gets back? I’d like to trade Martin for Jungmann. Thoughts my dude??

    • Your worst nightmare says:
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      @Your worst nightmare: Martin for Jaime Garcia is also another possibility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… He won’t be a regular bat when Montero returns, but that’s not for a while… I’d trade Martin for Garcia, it’s simply fair

      • Your worst nightmare says:
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        @Grey: well what about come playoff time? Any chance they move him to the outfield? If he doesn’t get the at bats then what will I do for catcher!?!? The stresses of fantasy baseball my dude.

        Good thing Piscotty doesn’t know!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How deep is this league? If you picked up Schwarber, there must be other catchers available

          • Your worst nightmare says:
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            @Grey: you’re right. It’s a 12 team league. Guys like Hundley, AJ, cervelli, realmuto, Suzuki, montero available. Guess I could just handcuff maybe. The guy I’m trading Martin to will drop Wilson Ramos

            • Your worst nightmare says:
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              @Your worst nightmare: lesson learned, don’t doubt the grey-lord!! Although I traded Brantley for betts and that’s f’d me and Piscotty does know!!!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Forget handcuffing, just trade Martin and grab a catcher when you need to

  161. danny almonte says:
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    Start gausman tonight at nyy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Scooter or Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  163. ERad says:
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    What is Yahoo doing – now all the player names looked like they’re hyperlinked in blue – smoke more weed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  164. SteveNZ says:
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    When you have CarGo and Scheppers on the same team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SteveNZ!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: A Conshellation Prize for Scheppers!

        Though as victories go, this one feels particularly Pyrrhic…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which team does Pyrrhic play for again?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: The Epirus Antiquities.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: To be more accurate, the Escape Goat (though technically not a blown save) finished up with the Conshellation Prize…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now you’re there!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Not to mention a nasty ticker tease from Choo.

  165. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, 12 team keeper, ignoring positional needs & contracts… trade my Tyson Ross for his Puig…no brainer, right?? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  166. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    finally, cingrani about to have a nice lead for me. i’m 3-6 so far this week even with a ERA lead of mid 3 (unless axford gets ripped real bad more than 2 ER already has) to high 5 by opp, but he’s 4-3.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: cingrani’s in trouble if he’s allowing doubles to castro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx him, long way to go

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: and denorfia, and herrera. whip has gone from like 1.1 to mid 1.3 now with thor/cingrani/axford/hendricks today. this looks like old cingrani so far (pre bullpen one). it probably takes more than 1 month to learn new pitches, something they probably should’ve let him do in AAA since 2 years ago, back when their team didn’t have one of the least depths of any MLB team (still got PHI beat for sure), don’t even know yet how bad the ERA is from 3.33, now they need him. jocketty is such an idiot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s garbage

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: at least i didn’t also buy gausman again. throat cutting block to the guy who bought both of those for today.

  167. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey The Italian Christmas Donkey!!!! True story my friend from home his grandfather wrote that song! Jamaica killing the US..YORDANO BACK FOR MORE!!!! I layed off ross im an optimist, but then again somehow hes throwing 97 and has I could of sworn he was in a similar situation like tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True story: Cougs’ great uncle wrote How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? We should get them together! Don’t touch Yordano, not worth it

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: THE COUGS!! Even with Keeper potential? ROS Teheran Heston Cashner Monty Yordano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heston, teheran

  168. Knucks says:
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    Maddon just made Bryan price look like a straight up fool. Gotta love this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Maddon AKA UNCLE JUNIOR from Sopranos anyone who hires a magician to help his team is good in my book

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  169. Josh O'Neil says:
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    Grey – redraft league….rough odor or Cesar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  170. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Thrift store Julia Child > Tommy lust

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, they’re close… Which would you want to be stuck in the elevator with?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: going out on a limb here, he probably smells better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Haha. If there is weed and beer, I’m going with my girl. I do know that nothing says heterosexual cowboy like grilled zucchini.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nothing hetero about cowboys

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Brokeback!

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: weed and alcohol are always a given, step it up

  171. Robert says:
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    Soler was dropped in my 10 h2h. ROS: Soler or Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  172. Jack says:
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    Osuna or Clippard ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! If Papelbon is traded would you drop Osuna or Soria for Giles?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soria

  173. JoeG414 says:
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    2B Batty Call for tomorrow :
    Johnny G. vs E.Santana
    Scotter (very hot the last 4 games ) @ AZ rookie right hander
    Gyorko vs Koehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  174. Q says:
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    I’m out of it.

    Would you trade away Arrieta ($8 next year then up $5 a year after that) to get Corey Seager ($1 next year then $5 up each year) and Lucas Giolito ( in minors til I call him up, then he’s $1 for two years before price goes up)

    Yea or Nay?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  175. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    ok, cingrani’s about to be WOP (at least without ones that indicate he’s on my teams), you could make that your title for tomorrow if you want.
    In most of these there’s always the go back to peavy option

    1. 32 moves left on year. no ERA, but BB, K’s and WHIP. vince V, b.anderson, locke, wisler, eovaldi (can’t believe he’s been good enough to enter this question), nelson, happ, hellickson, shoemaker, dickey?
    2. 12 teamer where i didn’t add nola this morning since i wanted to keep cingrani, now he’s gone. real smart there. i’m guessing w.chen is better than bolsinger/peavy/shoemaker, or would erasmo be the answer here. i could also drop j.ross for both w.chen and erasmo. K/BB in this one also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Velasquez 2. Chen

  176. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Whoever made the decision to have Aroldis Chapman intentionally walk Jorge Soler should be immediately fired and forever banned from the game of baseball.

    I’m not even kidding.

    • Knucks says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: same guy who decided to walk David Ross earlier… Before Bryant came in. Aka the guy in charge… Aka the guy who will prob not be in charge for much longer haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  177. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Quintana or McCugh ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  178. AJ says:
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    Hey Grey, which side you like? Reyes/Joc/Lynn/Carlos Martinez or Price/Fernandez, Redraft League. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, it’s fairish

  179. 10 team keeper league, currently in 1st but by a hair, and looking to lock it up. I’m 7th in SBs with 75. there are 4 teams between myself and 91 steals.

    does it make sense to move adam jones for billy hamilton at this point, or do you think I can catch up with this group?

    Currently my OF is:
    – Dyson
    – Adam Jones
    – Marte
    – Maybin
    – Souza

    I think I have enough power elsewhere.: Norris, Wieters, Crush, Devon Travis, Arenado, Tulo, Bogaerts, Machado and E5 are my other position players, and I’ve got a cushion in Rs, RBIs, HRs, etc

    thoughts? my b on the insanely long question. Thanks!

  180. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    16 team roto dynasty with K/BB, QS over wins,net saves and holds over saves, total bases added, OBP over AVG and net steals over steals. Team was drafted may 5th, which i love, since preseason pitching rankings are gone and it’s easier to know what’s going on with pitchers in general. i’ve been in 1st all year till lately in 3 way tie for top 3.
    salvy
    rizzo
    kipnis (only time i’ve ever owned him, going well)
    bryant (drafted in 2nd round, over arenado, tulo and others)
    alcides
    LF jew don (when i drafted i felt silly i went so much earlier on him than avisail, not so much now)
    CF maybin (free agent who did well right after i was forced to add him when ellsbury got hurt first day of our league’s stats)
    RF souza
    util ellsbury/lind (got this guy SUPER late, best value on team)
    BN jaso/jace P
    NA tapia/dahl/j.p. crawford
    SP liriano/burnett/cole/chavez/nola/pineda/fiers
    RP britton/a.miller
    P romo/giles/watson/j.smith
    DL buchholez/walden/ryu/wheeler
    NA vince V (stashed there since i wanted to play nola more yesterday)/stephenson

    1. who’s the drop for vince V (or is it him?) with our prorated innings, i have about 63 per week i need to get, which should work with 7 SP and 6 RP.

    2.i’m trying to waiver cron tonight, but i don’t want to use any free agent budget (16 out of 100 left, saving it for mazara’s entrance into yahoo), dropping jaso. I’m likely better off using Jaso’s spot as streaming hitter for off days elsewhere if i don’t get cron. Best 2B backup other than jace is scooter. drop jace for scooter or try to waiver sandoval? (could stream 2B if/when kipnis is off)

    3. which of these corner OF you like best if i don’t get cron, c.gillespie (i just had him till souza came back), rasmus/krispy young/coghlan

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: #3 or gose for steals. but he’s more of an add that day type, due to playing time. suzuki also out there.

  181. Fungazi says:
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    Would you trade your Correa & Soler for Stanton & Dickerson in 12 team keep 6 forever. In first place and in it to win this year?

  182. SteveNZ says:
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    What do you think of Puig + Wong for Harper?

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @SteveNZ: def in redrafts.

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