For one day, let’s put our troubles away and bask in Nolan Arenado.  No, I want you to shove your troubles further under the rug than they usually are.  Here, give me your high school depantsing, the girl that dumped you the day before prom, you walking in on your mother and the mechanic and all your other emotional scars and lift the rug, I’ll slide them under.  There.  *wipes hands*  Now, you are unencumbered to enjoy The Torenado.  He hit two homers yesterday to bring his total to 19, and he’s hitting .287 with a .271 BABIP.  Yes, he’s actually been unlucky.  You can likely tell from the ends of my mustache turning upwards, but he should actually be better.  He’s on pace for a 35-homer, .290 season with ease!  Again, with some stank — EASE!  Help me, Auntie Em, it’s a Torenado and my house is spinning and my Yorkie is barking and I’m landing on a person.  Oh, shucks, I landed on Pablo Sandoval.  If you followed my rankings, and drafted Arenado.  You’re welcome.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gonzalez – Didn’t start yesterday with a sprained hand.  Walt Weiss said, “He’s day-to…”  Then Weiss trailed off, forgetting what he was saying.  Finally, he added, “Blueberry.”

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Or 15 homers in an alternate universe where he is the Rockies number one catcher.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Anyone know if his real first name is David Guetta?

Welington Castillo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!  In Coors, dur.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5 and his 9th homer.  I got an idea.  How many Pollocks does it take to turn on a light bulb above my head?

David Peralta – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Whatevs, don’t matter, own him while he’s playing in Coors.

Freddie Freeman – Hit the DL with a sprained wrist.  The Braves believe it’s not a huge concern.  Um *eye roll, fart made with hand under armpit, raspberry lips to enhance fart sound*  Yeah, sure.  A sprained wrist sounds great.  If only all hitters had one!  Because any time is a good time to gloat, let’s look at the guys I told you to avoid on draft day:  Wainwright, Cano, Freeman, Holliday and V-Mart.  You can’t make that shizz up.  Well, you can, but it’s pretty easy to check.

Ian Desmond – Didn’t play yesterday and now has been to the bench twice in five games.  Guys and five girl readers, it’s nearly July.  Shizz doesn’t always work out.  I told you to sell him in May; you didn’t, now you likely need to drop him.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks as he returned from the DL.  I wanted to start him.  Really, I did.  Unfortunately, I didn’t, because you can’t move DL’d players out of the DL the day of in Yahoo.  What is the purpose of this?  Is this to avoid anyone hurting themselves from getting too excited?  Do we need an extra day to let the thrill wash over us of a returning DL player?  Cause I’ll tell you what, it makes me more excited that I can’t move a player into my lineup the day of, and not the good kind of excited!  Even when he returns, he’s Effin Stressbird!

Anthony Rendon – 4-for-4, 1 RBI.  I hope you paid attention on Friday when I told you to buy him, because it’s gonna get repeated so much for the next few weeks that it could get annoying if you don’t have him.

Nelson Cruz – 0-for-4 as he returned to the lineup, after it was revealed that Cruz left Monday’s game with a bizarre injury, his pelvic bone popped out.  Bet Nelson regrets not following ex-teammate Elvis Andrus’s recommended exercises.

Michael Montgomery – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 2.04.  Oh.  Hunh.  Well, I have to look at his stats now.  Okay, cool.  Oh, you want me to tell you what I saw?  Nothing good.  His K/9 is 5.6, xFIP is 4.17 and he throws 91 MPH.  He’s essentially a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start.  It’s in Petco, so I can go either way, depending on desperation.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as he continues to leadoff.  Is Lloyd Christmas McClendon that impressed with Morrison’s man muscles that he bats him leadoff?  Maybe we shouldn’t try to understand Christmas and just accept the presents.

Dexter Fowler – Out with a sprained ankle.  You’ll be glad to know (probably not) that I finally dropped Fowler.  Good riddance, chicken man!

Jason Hammel – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.65 vs. Zack Greinke 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.70.  DeLorean, take me back to March and draft these two guys on all my teams.  Plutonium?  Where am I supposed to get that from?  Libyans?  I’ll see if Julio Teheran knows any.

Hector Olivera – Hit the Triple-A DL with a strained hamstring.  Buh-buh-buh-but he was supposed to come up any day now, then, out of nowhere, i.e., Olivera sudden, this.  Bummer!

Madison Bumgarner – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA down to 3.04.  The cautionary tale of what happens when a young pitcher throws too many innings that is in the Giants dugout and looks like k.d. lang doesn’t seem to concern anyone.

Matt Carpenter – Didn’t start yesterday due to mid-back tightness.  Lucky it’s not mid-front tightness.  That’s embarrassing!

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  Even when he doesn’t look dominating, he’s dominating.  Man, I really Mr. Bungled dropping him.  I can be so stupid.  *facepalm, realizes palm was filled with ketchup*

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, now homers in back-to-back games and is hitting near-.500 in the last week.  As the guy who forgot to pull out says, better late than never.

Xavier Scruggs – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .417.  Leave it to the Cards to find a random player to get value from.  Uncle Jo-Jo’s at the crossroads and here comes Bones, Scruggs and Harmony.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Giancarlo, do you have room for two in your Under Armor?

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .280, but only 4 homers on the year.  OZUNA shake head.  OZUNA sad about power outage.  OZUNA should never take offseason instructional with Juan Samuel.

Adam Jones – Likely to sit out until Thursday.  Mentioned this before — And that’s me quoting me?  Hot schmotato?  The shizz you’re right about, but not the shizz you’re wrong about? — Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.  Just wondering which thing you’ve mentioned before.  I mentioned before that Jones has always played near-complete seasons in his career, so the fact that he’s sitting out makes me think this shoulder issue is a lot worse than they’re letting on.  Hopefully, I’m wrong.  If you are, you won’t mention that again.  Ugh, leave me alone, Random Italicized Voice!

Miguel Gonzalez – Will return on Thursday, pitch well for two months, then when you finally pick him up, he will poop the duvet.

Aroldis Chapman – Will return from paternity leave on Thursday.  Apparently, his wife’s vagina doesn’t throw as fast as him.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I need something to believe in, and a whole lot of space to breathe in.  Just hold on Brucely, but don’t let go!

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  After his three-hit game on Sunday, I was gonna mention him, but I was like, “Grey, save your carpal tunnel for someone that matters, no one cares about Eugenio,” but he is hitting around .400 in the last week, and really no one cares.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s improved since April, but he’s on pace for 20 HRs and 7 steals with a good average.  That sounds like what usually can be expected from my nemesis, Matt Holliday.

Francisco Cervelli – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .306.  Cervelli wants you to like him, but not too fast.

Yan Gomes – Didn’t start yesterday with a stiff neck.  Fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) that drafted him need a stiff drink.

Danny Salazar – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.06.  Yeah, but how about those peripherals?!  Huh, guys?!  Guys?  Where you going?  Hey, I bought cake.  No one likes cake?

Jason Kipnis – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .354, leading the AL in batting, and nearly leading the majors.  Kipnis is quite the delicacy, and making that nosh posh like the Deli Man.

CC Sabathia – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER vs. the Phils.  Sorry, if you followed the Stream-o-Nator on this one; I would’ve streamed him too if he was available.  On a more general note on CC, put a dress on him and let him sing, because he looks done.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Philadelphia suburb, King of Prussia, needs to step up its game and change its city name to Franco-Prussian Urban Sprawl.

Chase Utley – Hit the Disgraceful List with old.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .232.  Also going deep in this game was A-Rod (2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer), Chase Headley (2-for-5 with his 7th homer) and Brett Gardner (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer) as the Yankees lost 11 to 6.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the most homers by a Yankee team that lost by five or more runs in a while.  Elias Sports Bureau sure is half-assing its trivia.

Dellin Betances – 1 IP, 4 ER vs. the Phils after only giving up one run all year.  The Yankees lifted him mid-inning for Rumbelow, which is exactly where Billy Martin used to keep it.  After the game, Ruin Tomorrow Jr. offered Domonic Brown for Betances.  Buying low!

Andrew Romine – 2-for-4, 2 runs with his 2nd homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Now that Nick Castellanus is back (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) it’s going to be hard for Romine to find everyday playing time, so Romine’s value will remain a Mystique.

Brett Cecil – Removed from the closer role.  Yeah, no kidding.  Maybe next time he’ll think before he gets into a teleporter with a fly.  Or at least get into a teleporter with an ostrich.  Ya know, because it’s grounded and would keep the balls in the park.  As I said the other day, I’d speculate on Roberto Osuna then Steve Delabar (1 IP, 1 ER yesterday in a losing game), in that order, but I expect the Blue Jays to trade for K-Rod, Papelbon or Clippard.

Dioner Navarro – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer and 2nd in as many games.  Catcher questions begin in 3, 2, 1…

Matt Moore – Set to rejoin the Rays next week.  On the fo’really, Matt Harvey is ten times the pitcher Moore is, right?  Right.  And Harvey still doesn’t look like himself.  If Moore were to look like himself, he’d only be a 6 IP, 4 ER pitcher, so, um, yeah, I’m not running out to add him anywhere.  To read further on the subject, Moore just gave up 3 ER in 5 1/3 IP in Triple-A in his last start.

Jake Odorizzi – Will not return until after the All-Star break.  Damn, Rougned break, Odorizzi.

Chris Archer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.10.   You know how certain pitchers feel like they could throw a no-hitter every start?  That’s Archer this year.  To paraphrase the show Archer, “You could bath puppies in my panties right now I am so wet for him.”

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  He’s been awful this year.  A little bit better than Cano, but awful nevertheless.

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 1 ER and notched the save, allowing a home run to Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4, 14th homer).  It’ll likely be said that Boxberger got the save yesterday because the heart of the Blue Jays order was up.  Okay, and he gave up a homer, so I don’t sweat him.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 1 run.  I called him a hot schmotato yesterday, today I’m calling him a hot schmotato, but I’m emphasizing a different syllable.  Subtle.  I’m saying the B in subtle too.

Jeurys FamiliaMets said he’s ready to return.  Something I hinted at on this week’s podcast between cackles, I wouldn’t be surprised if Familia becomes a two-inning, 7th and 8th inning man and throws 100+ IP this year while Parnell (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER) reclaims the closer role.  For now, I wouldn’t drop Parnell.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.39.  You know what would be nice?  If Fiers actually pitched as beautiful as his peripherals looked.  Would it kill him to throw a 8 IP, 14 Ks game once?

Will Smith – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA down to 1.35.  Since it’s Summer-Summertime, it’s about time I mentioned Will Smith.  K-Rod’s getting traded in the next month and Smith should be owned in all leagues where you need saves.

Travis d’Arnaud – Hit the DL with a hyperextended elbow.  The Mets need d’Arnaud if they’re gonna be Champs-in-used-to-be-Shea.  It’s a French pun, you frog lovers!

Luis Valbuena – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers, 18th and 19th.  He’s actually on waivers in my RCL because he was dropped by J-FoH.  Maybe it was an accident.  Like this one.  That’ll never get old.  Someone, please, let him pick up Pearce again.  Please!

Carlos Correa – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .308.  Fly, Icarlos, fly!

Collin McHugh – 8 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.80.  Still has at least two more solid games before he’s in my good graces, but this definitely works towards that.

C.J. Wilson – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  For those that streamed him, it was like the moment Ralph Wiggum’s heart breaks.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He hasn’t been as bad as Honey Boo Boo’s mom’s grammar or anything, but there’s no reason — or no Rosario, as is the case here — for him to be batting 2nd and Byron Buxton (1-for-3) in the nine hole.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-5, 2 runs, with a double and three base hits.  Three singles?  You’re The Grande Dolor, not going to The Grande Dollar Store.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Took him nearly half a season, but it looks like Melky is finally hitting if he was dropped in your league.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.53.  Now has three Quality Starts in the row.  Wanna know what’s been the difference?  He’s faced three weak opponents in a row.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Here I thought Semien was completely dried up…and feeling like an old paste stain.

Josh Phegley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  If you’re thinking about Josh Phegley Jr. for your catcher spot, I’d look St. Elsewhere.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Said in a Sly Stallone claymation accent, “That’s Zobrist, baby!”

Jesse Chavez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.90 vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  You don’t usually see The Regression Fairies go with both teams in the same game.  Well, there was this period in college where they were experimenting.

Josh Hamilton – Will begin an AA rehab assignment.  About time!

Martin Perez – Resuming his rehab assignment.  Josh, you bring the donuts and Perez will bring the smokes!

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL after the Rangers said on Monday he was weeks away.  With weeks flying by that fast, I wonder what year they think they’re in.  2176?  Nolan Ryan Jr. Jr. Jr., the III managing the team?

Shin-Soo Choo – Didn’t start yesterday due to back spasms.  Rangers are saying it’s a day-to-day thing, but with the Rangers and their time management, he could be out anywhere from ten minutes to sixteen decades.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .202.  That’s some Odor.

Chris Parmelee – 2-for-4, and back-to-back multiple hit games, hitting .348.  Hey, it’s Chris Parm!  I want to say Parm’s a hot schmotato with cheese, but you can stream any hitters vs. the Red Sox pitching.  It’s like the new Coors.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Wow, actual fantasy value?  We have to ceblebrate!

Joe Kelly – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, but because his fastball is clocked at 95 MPH, he’s able to get hit hard and fast and get out of the game quickly.  Here’s to brevity!

Rusney Castillo – Optioned to Pawtucket with his $72.5 million contract.  He’s gonna be like Montgomery Brewster trying to find a place in Pawtucket to spend that kind of money.  “Hello, Uber driver, could you wait outside my house for me?  I’ll be back in 9 to 10 hours, depending on how late I sleep until tomorrow.  Sure, keep the meter running, I don’t care.”  “Hello, I was wondering if I could run for Pawtucket mayor?  I have $10,000 per person that says they will vote for me.”  “Hello, city of Pawtucket, or as I want it now known, Rusneyucket.”

 
  1. SMLV1 says:
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    Yeah. Should not have streamed Wilson but I did. Gonna stream Latos today…Hope all goes well…

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    OZUNA no power. OZUNA no provide protection for friend Giancarlo. OZUNA wonder why throwing man throw to Giancarlo. OZUNA question throwing man logic.

  3. Baggiejohn says:
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    Wise words, mate!

    Would have sold Desmond in May if I could have found a buyer! Shortstop stock drop shock, huh?

    Listened to you with Arenado … I picked him high in the RCL League, which got a few comments, but who’s laughing now eh? … eh? (Not me – I’m ninth)

    Been thinking of trading McCutchen all season. He’s mine forever in a Keep 12 players League. Would you shop him around for a high round bat or prospect, or hope he’s back to his best next year? I already have issues just keeping 12, so liely it’s gotta be 1 for 1. Would Arenado for Cutch work? Or maybe Rizzo?

    Thanks again, Sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baggiejohn: Ha, ouch… I’d take Arenado or Rizzo for Cutch, opposite order

  4. Bill Lee says:
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    who would you drop between devon travis and dj lemahieu?

    should i wait and see if travis is going to bat at the top of the order?

    i have Rendon as my starting 2b and really dont want to roster three 2b.

    thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lee: Sure, wait on Travis for lineup order

  5. RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ says:
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    That was awesome.

  6. J-FOH says:
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    I really hate you

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @J-FOH: what was the real drop date, when it was intentional. we can over/under it till you answer (or don’t answer). i’m guessing somewhere around may 22nd.

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH:

          You’re just paranoid.

          Or are you…?

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Another downside of ego is over-inflated sausage fingers.

      Maybe if you had fewer leagues you wouldn’t be fumbling your team and groveling around like a sad little Oaf. Probably not.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Kid A: Sausage Fingers and Groveling go hand in hand.

      • J-FOH says:
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        Being that you have one of the biggest ego’s around here can I infer that you have sausage fingers? I always imagined you slim and fit with a good sized chip out if your shoulder.

        Surprisingly, a man of my size doesn’t have sausage fingers.

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH:

          Don’t imagine me, instead imagine which spoon you’ll be curled up next to Tristan: the big one or the bigger one.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: I already did that months ago….little spoon

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d guess he’s the pronged fork

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: spork!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sporkcroft

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: You have to excuse me, I need to go change some team names.

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: My FCL team is actually doing a lot better than I thought it would. Came out of the draft completely underwhelmed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Hehe…What? It’s RAZZball, I mean c’mon

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you know I can’t stay mad at you. Tonight will make everything better….MC!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          MC! And get your waiver claim in for Valbuena! No backsies this time

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: oh hell no. After trading dee and his batting average away I went upside with odor. I was also fearing someone might waiver Jace, which they didn’t. So I got him too. I have Devon and murphy stashed but I have little faith in them right now. I don’t have the batting average to support valbuena and his buck eighty five average. We should call him Valburro

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Travis only needs to hit .375 with 9 homers to justify how long you stashed him… I’m in your head, man, and it’s messing with you

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I think I’m in your head. You thought this was going to be you and Rudy going mano y mano and leaving everyone else in the dust. I told you I know how to play the format and you cackled me off flipping your hair back like whatevs. Well now you know that your fantasy fallstaff is challenging you and that scares you. *rolls up sleeves*

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You pick up every guy I drop, that’s me in your head! Hello, hello, hello…Echo…echo..echo…I’m in your head!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: okay, so how was Randal G from St. Louieeee?

                    It goes both ways, you have grabbed some of mine after I dropped them….stoopid f***ing Ziegler, among others. Don’t be bitter about Tex, you have Crush Davis, which is like Tex, but worse.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tex vs. Davis the ROS, you’re sure you want Tex? (BTW, of course we’re picking up each other’s drops, we’re streaming through every player)

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      agreed, but still, it’s fun to talk smack to each other about the drops. Lets make an OUTSIDE of the net bet that Tex will be better than Davis ROS. (I doubt I’m right but since I own him I have to defend my boy)Sandwiches at the wine and cheese shop, loser buys….wow that is the gayest sounding bet ever

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! That’s a bet you’d make with Sporkcroft… Wine and cheese sammies says you want to drop Devon within a week of him returning after holding him for 6 weeks

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      hey wait, you took me to that wine and cheese shop on our man date!

                      I think deep down inside I was pissed at you for drafting him after I had him in my late round middle infidel post. You should know I will spite myself just to have something, wait that makes no sense

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you’re holding him because you talked about him… It’s the only reason I owned Danny Santana way too long in other leagues…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      and to think if I would of taken Frazier over carlos no batta in perts where I would be right now. ..I almost did.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah and if I drafted Harper in the first instead Abreu, yadda

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      not really the same thing because you wouldnt of drafted Harper in the first, when I took Santana I was deciding on third base and had them ranked next to each other but whatevs, I’m still going to beat you…or come really close to doing it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’ll come down to Rudy and I and you’ll end up in 3rd…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Yeah if I have a major injury

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, Rudy’s gonna trade Harvey to someone for a bat and overtake you…Then you’re gonna have to stream a lot in the 2nd half and you’re gonna miss

                    • @J-FOH: I’m feeling pretty good right now. Offense has been able to withstand Ellsbury injury and V-Mart injury/under-performance. And i have the most W/K points to gain…

  7. Nitro says:
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    Please rank ROS:
    Kemp
    A Gordon
    Granderson
    Belt
    Carpenter

    Thank you. Awesome stuff today as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Thanks! Carp, Belt, Kemp

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great job, man. Excellent!

    a. Don’t forget that Romine is also very big in lettuce so at least he has a cottage industry to fall back on when Castellanus gets back.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘NBA and NFL lockouts? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME CRICKET?? SOME MONDAY NIGHT CRICKET!!!!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  9. Vacation says:
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    Grey, keeper league trade question:

    Justin Upton for Carlos Correa, who you got?

  10. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi all:

    Which side in dynasty?

    Bogaerts and Buxton or Betts and Corey Seager?

    Thanks!

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @Wild Thing:

      Ugh… different offer now on the table. Which side…

      Buxton, Sano, Profar or Betts, Corey Seager and Soler

  11. Mordacious Levator says:
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    “would never drop pierce” that’s better than most thing you write. hahahaha. good luck with that.

    pts league negative 1 for K’s, positive for every other little thing, including 2 for steals. 1 each per bag for hits (homer is 4, single 1). with
    posey
    duda
    espinosa
    correa
    plouffe
    LF butler
    CF ozuna
    RF calhoun
    util ortiz
    BN segura. i’d probably be better off with a BN bat that both qualifies at multi positions and is doing better right now. Correa plays every day now anyway. drop segura for any of rasmus/e.rosario/byrd/canha? ESPN so all of those can go at to at least 2 positions. segura has only gotten 2.1 over last 30 days, 1.2 over last 15. byrd (3.7 small sample though), rosario (2.8), rasmus (3.3), canha (2.1) lately over last 15 days.

  12. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    When I drafted Arenado “early” a guy in my league laughed at me. Now every time Arenado has hit a homer this year I have sent him a text saying “Arenado is no damn good” Thank you Grey!

    • Gareth says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: TORENADO!

      He was drafted early in my razzball rcl draft too.

      It’s so different drafting in a razzball league as opposed to a regular league. Its alot more challenging. Everyone got to the “Grey recommended TM” hitters early. On the plus side, there were actually some aces that went late because of that. I ended up getting Price later than normal.

  13. Glenn says:
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    grey, i picked torenado in round 3 thanks to you. well worth it! i also got stanton in 1, harper in 2, and pujols in 4. needless to say, i am killing it in hr, runs, rbis and ops.
    i am lacking in steals, k’s and looking to improve in era and whip.

    would it be stupid to trade pujols straight up for billy hamilton? any other outfielder or starting pitcher comparables i should target with pujols?

    thanks!
    glenn

    • Carter says:
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      @Glenn: I don’t know if stupid is the right word….but yea, lets go with stupid.

      • Carter says:
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        @Carter: That may have been a bit harsh, but I would not do that. I would probably just pick someone off waivers if you’re just looking for steals.

        • Glenn says:
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          @Carter:
          Would price or gray or kluber be comparable for pujols? Any one of those 3 I should target?
          Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn: I don’t like it

  14. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper question. I am looking to maybe move Rodon for an upgrade at my util spot which is currently Vmart and Holt.

    Would you move him for:

    A. Franco
    B. Beltre and my first pick next year (12round as 11 keepers)
    C. Bruce

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Nightpandas: Franco… and it’s not even close with those options.

      Why would you give up your first round pick AND Rodon in a keeper for Beltre who can’t stay on the field? Is that a serious offer?

  15. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Is it possible Betances is the greatest Cuddle Boy of all time?

  16. Mark says:
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    I live in King of Prussia. Fun fact – it’s longer than the “City” field allows on PA drivers licenses, so it’s written as “Kng of Prussa”

    And now, back to your regularly scheduled program.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Ha, nice!

  17. Paul says:
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    Castro or segura?

  18. Vacation says:
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    One more question: keeper league where I need pitching I was offered Cole/Strasburg/Fielder for AuShizz. I don’t want to part with Goldy. Am I crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vacation: It’s fair, I’d trade for lesser pitching

  19. Red Barons says:
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    Thank you for your Arenado ranking this preseason!

  20. Eric says:
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    ROS: Simmons, Bogaerts?

  21. BambooLounge says:
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    Grey, thoughts on the following and do we have a term for orchestrating multiple trades simultaneously yet?

    I was offered: Chris Davis for Brok Holt and C-Mart. I wanted it, but I only have Matt Moore on my bench as a fill-in pitcher (rest of staff: Kluber/Arrieta/Harvey/Salazar/Tanaka/Storen/Clippard/Tolleson).

    So, I was able to trade Segura to an owner needing some runs and steals for their Taijuan Walker.

    So, it was Brok Holt/C-Mart/Segura for Chris Davis/Taijuan Walker…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BambooLounge: Not yet…. I’d take Davis, it’s fair

  22. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    you have to play in the yahoo daily type called “daily today” rather than the “daily tomorrow” you must play in. good part of “daily tomorrow” is that you can beat everyone to a player since you can add anybody whenever you want, whereas in “daily today” once a game starts you could drop a bench player right away, but not somebody who’s game has started. Daily today is best for people who are very informed and committed, as last minute changes (like guys coming off injuries days or weeks earlier than they should be like stressbird and beltre) can be taken advantage of pregame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: I don’t set up the league, not sure why Funston doesn’t set it up for that

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: bitch at him predraft.

  23. papasmurf says:
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    I still dont trust shock at all bit at least he got more gbs than fbs for a change. Usually FAs to be playing for a contract do well. i dunno whats his deal.

    Kudos to u on nolan. I wanted to let Longo go as a keeper before the season in hopes of taking nolan, but he had to last about 20 picks no matter what i did so i had to keep longo reluctantly. Nolan went with the third pick. Am i glad i have longo… I was better off letting him go anyway

  24. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Sorry for the double dip, but I had to.

    ‘Member recently in that league where someone dropped Shields? I tried to grab Shields but failed. However, the team that grabbed Shields dropped Strasburg!! And of course, I got Strasburg!!! off waivers !!! Now the interesting thing…

    The guy who dropped Strasburg to pick up Shields had the following options to drop instead of Strasburg.

    E Gattis
    B Belt
    B Dozier
    A Rodriguez
    B Crawford
    G Stanton
    S-Soo Choo
    M Brantley
    T Tulowitzki

    Bench Ellsbury
    Cano

    SP
    W Perez
    T Bauer
    C Lewis
    Z Greinke
    C Morton

    RP
    D Storen
    T Rosenthal

    Bench
    Y Gallardo (R)
    J Shields (R)
    J Verlander (R)

    I see at least nine other players that I’d drop before dropping Strasburg from this team. You?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I’d say I wish I was in your league, but I’ve seen similarly questionable moves in my own, lol. Yeah I’m with you… there’s a lot of disposable pieces on that roster.

      Here’s a good example. We allow 3 added players/week only in a head to head league. The guy that’s in last place dropped Vargas (straight drop, didn’t pick up a player), then picked him back up 30 seconds later. After being a playoff team in a keeper league last year, he hasn’t won a single week this year. With moves like this, you can understand why.

  25. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    oh shit i knew some kind of joke just like that was coming for rumbelow. i almost did one last night.

  26. Biz says:
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    Would you hold Wood or drop for any of Chavez, Hahn, Matz, McHugh or Cain? Leaning hold as I don’t believe in wasting good wood. Thanks!

    • Biz says:
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      @Biz: Or Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biz: Hold

  27. Oranje says:
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    In a recent trade in my keeper/contract league…I received Ian Desmond at $18 with a 2-year contract. I can hold him on my bench until/if he turns it around and of course have him for next season as well. I have Tulo, Simmons, Odor, and A. Russell for my SS and MI options in addition to Desmond. I have received offers for Desmond already from a couple teams…should I try to move him or hold?
    Also: would you trade Lester ($26 with a 2-year contract) for Bautista-$33?

    • Oranje says:
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      @Oranje: Trade Archer for Arenado? Leaves me with Arrieta, Hamels, Greinke, Liriano, Kluber, Lester for SPs.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Oranje: Archer for Arenado is fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Have Desmond for $18 for next year? Bleh… I’d take Bautista if I needed power

  28. Yo says:
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    If I am first in hitting and last in pitching, trade Joey bats for felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yo: Aim elsewhere

  29. chuckles says:
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    10-man roto league. First in holds, last in saves. Drop Benoit for Will Smith? Benoit has one hold in the past month!

  30. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Good morning grey, great write up as always!

    15-team, non keeper, 6×6 (OBP, QS)

    Purely based on player values for the ROS, which side would you take Miguel Cabrera or Ozuna and Bumgarner?

  31. TheOne says:
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    ” guys i told you to avoid at draft”

    I don’t know how you really believe you were correct on this one with Freeman! Because he’s going on DL15 till 7/3 from what they say? Cmon son! I’ll pick up a FA till then. Guy is posting career best rates. Its been nothing but profit so far for where I drafted. Damn some guys will nit pick at anything to say ” I told you so”. Smh next.

    Btw why so much hate towards the Shark? The past 10 games he’s been pretty solid aside from 3 games where he got blasted by team which in hot streaks at the time

    • Baggiejohn says:
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      @TheOne: I think it’s more the price you had to pay to get Freeman – he’s carried a muuch higher price tag than what he’s delivered up to now

      With Shark, he’s very frustrating to own – sometimes just down to bad luck. He was about a 6th or 7th rounder in my Drafts, and I will be leaving him alone next year at that price

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @TheOne: hey, man. Get your anger out, that’s good. But never call someone ‘son’ unless you are the father.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • TheOne says:
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        @Ante GALIC:

        clown, go youtube Ed Lover’s “C’mon son” and you’ll understand. Its and C thing clown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheOne: 4 out of five ain’t bad if you like Freeman

  32. Ron says:
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    H2H Points – Please rank Span, Franco, Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Franco, Burns

  33. john says:
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    12 player keeper.. I give Franco (1$ next 2 years) A Russel (1$ next 2 years) Seager (15$ next year) for Harvey (12$ next year) and Arenado (21$ next year)… Im in running to win this year and could use some pitcher help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @john: Harvey side

  34. J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Yahoo 10 teamer, 5×5

    C- CSantana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Wong
    SS- HanRAm
    OF- Trout, Betts, Pollock
    UTIL- Correa, Souza
    DL- CDick, Soler

    Sale, DeGrom, Carrasco, Keuchel, Salazar, Bauer, ERod, McCullers, Matz
    Familia, Allen, Ramos, Tolleson

    1) See any drops for Franco?
    2) Have you ever had three pitchers on the same team get hammered in a series? Pretty sure the trifecta will be complete after Carrasco gets rocked today.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1) Matz 2) Don’t jinx Carrasco

  35. DancinHomer says:
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    Looking to make a preemptive prospect add between the following players (H2H, 6×6 – OPS + QS league):

    H. Olivera
    C. Seager
    A. Nola

    Current roster:
    C: Gattis
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Wong
    ss: Castro
    3b: Donaldson
    if: Bryant
    of: Harper, J. Pederson, Cruz
    utl: Arenado
    bn: Souza, Burns, Duda, Lindor

    sp: Scherzer, Harvey, Archer, Samardzija, Salazar, T. Ross, McHugh
    rp: Allen, Street, Britton, Tolleson

    Thanks in advance for your help…and thanks for leading me to drafting The Shark AreNADO!!

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey.

        Just realized that stupid Yahoo doesn’t have Olivera in their database yet. Who would be your 2nd choice here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager

  36. Max says:
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    Trade billy Hamilton for Pineda if that would even work?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Sure

  37. Wrigley says:
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    More Icarus please

  38. Paul says:
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    in need of a catcher because Travis d’Anaurd hit the DL AGAIN :( I know i’m late but idk who to grab????

    JT Realmuto
    Blake Swihart
    Yan Gomes
    Wilin Rosario
    Miguel Montero
    Nick Hundley
    Francisco Cervelli
    Dioner Navarro
    Welington Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Wilin in Coors, Welington

  39. Chris says:
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    A few moves i can do. In my 10 team H2H keeper points league, I have Holt as my starting 3b. I could drop him in favor of Sandoval. Or i could trade my Carlos Gonzalez for Adrian Beltre. I have Cargo Lite, Bruce, Heyward and Harper in my outfield right now so I can spare CarGo for the right price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, Beltre

  40. Milarky says:
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    What are your thoughts on Pujols for rest of this season? I can use a hitting boost to help me seal my league, and I’m tempted to deal Rizzo for Pujols plus but only if Pujols is back (it’s a limited keeper league, so I’d be hoping to capitalize this year even though it hurts me in future). The guys was offering Pujols and V-Mart for Rizzo. I don’t think that’s enough, but is it in the ballpark? Is it terrible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: It’s fair…I don’t see the point

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough. Let me ask another way – what type of hitter would you want IN ADDITION to Pujols to convince you to give up Rizzo in a keeper league so that it bolsters you for a big run this year? I could use a catcher and he has Wieters and Montero, but I hate trading for catchers. He also has Marte, Jones and Brantley, but I’d need to add something else on my side too for him to throw any one of those guys in there (though maybe not Brantley).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trade for catchers…. Makes no sense to trade Rizzo for Pujols….Rizzo can easily be better than Pujols the rest of the way

          • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Grey: certainly less likely to get injured.

  41. ryanoger says:
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    Giles or Will Smith for saves ROS?

    Great write up man!

    Thanks
    Ryan

    • Gareth says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d speculate both if you have room.

  42. CMUTimmah says:
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    Last nights forcast:
    Cloudy with a Betance of hail.

    Poor guy got squeezed by the umpire early in the 9th, got a HBP on a play the the batter offered at the pitch, then pulled with the bases juiced (which, I believe is when you want a strikeout pitcher on the mound) only to see the replacement player, whom he didn’t even know was his teammate, give up a triple and devastate fantasy players all over the land. I was hoping relief win, ended up with a drinking problem.

    “Olivera Sudden” needs to be a term for this exact situation. Promising prospect coming up gets injured before he gets here. “That’s gold, Jerry. Gold!”

  43. romanazo says:
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    Hello Grey;

    What do you think about this: they are offering me Alex Rios and Teheran for my Lorenzo Cain.

    Please your advice

    Thanks

  44. Derrick says:
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    Cano for Rendon. Which side?

  45. Gareth says:
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    I’m looking at my offense with the likes of Vogt, Franco, Valbuena, Parmalee, Byrd, Turner and Brandon Crawford.

    Fugly Greatness!

    I’ve decided to not draft ANY of my offense next year, and get all my hitters from waivers.

    That’ll work, right?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Gareth:

      Did it work last year when I beat you? No.

      Would it have worked this year? No.

      Will it work next year? No.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: I’ve missed this. Can I expect an appearance in the t-hole?

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @J-FOH: which of one of him in teehol?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        lol…where ya been in dyno, Kid? Miss ya in the chat room

      • Gareth says:
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        @Kid A: Look’s like A DIK is back!

  46. CB says:
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    Roto 5×5 League: Have a few moves to make.

    OF are Stanton, Brantley, Calhoun, Bruce (UTIL), Gordon (UTIL), C. Carter (BN), Ozuna (BN)
    SP are Bum, Archer, Richards, Strasburg, Ross, Chavez, Fiers,

    -Drop one to activate Strasburg: Chavez, Lindor, C. Carter, Ozuna?
    -Andrus or Lindor ROS?
    -Trade Brantley for Harvey?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CB: Carter…. Lindor…Harvey trade is fair on needs

  47. Tom says:
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    Had room on my DL and stashed Matt Moore and Matt Cain a month or so ago. Optimistic on either one when they return in the next couple weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Not really

  48. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,

    As I walk through the valley of the FBO, I fear not, for I know you are with me..

    Hughes, Carrasco, McCullers, Shoe

    Please if there’s anything good left in this world let these sonsabitches be beautiful today.

    Question for ya. I punt saves, but just for S’s and G’s and strategy flexibility I grabbed Osuna a few days ago. I honestly know nothing about the whole closer circus universe, so I’m asking should I keep him or is Will Smith a better bet? And would it be Giles in Philly? And who in Oakland? Scribner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I’m invested in Carrasco and McCullers, so please prayer hexagon…. Hold Osuna…Yes, Giles and Scribner

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Pray with me. May batted balls find gloves, and the outs be plentiful. May our pitches generate swings and misses, and may the run support be great. Oh hallowed one, up in FBO heaven, watch over us on this day. Amen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amen, my palms are sweaty, sorry

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Were you the clammy hands kid in school?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Still am!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I gotchu best bud. Here, use my baby powder.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mazel!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Mazel for Carrasco indeed! L’Chaim!

                    Now McCullers. Let’s gooooooooo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, keep them off the Shabbats

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’d feel more comfortable if I felt like McCullers knew where his pitches were going right now….PITCH FROM AHEAD IN THE COUNT FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY

                    • Grey

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                      I don’t think he ever knows

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I think he did the night he shut out the O’s. Other than that I you’re right. Just struck out Trout again though.

                    • Grey

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                      Oh, he’s nasty, but a bit Wild Thing-esque

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yup

  49. The Shelby Sensation says:
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    Drop A.J. Ramos for Franco?

  50. stoopid says:
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    I need 2 of these 3 schmo’s for possibly ROS or at least near future. CJ Wilson, T.Bauer, C.McHugh.

    5×5 Roto

  51. Bob says:
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    Who’s the least offensive play today? Gordon, Calhoun, Ozuna?

    • Grey

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      @Bob: No idea of matchups

  52. Teddy Heater says:
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    This was from late last night….BFF, not long ago I attended a Dodgers game and i’m not bragging, if you recall I was front row on the 3rd base side and I was the only one routing for the Rockies 3rd baseman. His name was Nado and he was in a bit of a slump at the time…. I continued to encourage him after each groundball he fielded. Even after his 0-2 start I continued to encourage him……He looked at me and was like “Why are you telling me to hide yo kids?” Apparently he didn’t embrace his own nickname. Personally I was befuddled with the 0-3 night against Greinke, but I never lost my faith cause Grey had predicted Nado as a top 20 guy,………….was everything I knew a farce?”) Then the 8th inning came and shizz got real………………………. Nado went yard and then it was time to tell everyone to lock yo doors, hide yo children cause a TorArenado was coming through! He’s been On One Since!!! We owe it to Jobu!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Ha! Nice, BFF! I feel silly asking this now, but you live in LA?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I used to be off of Beverly and Cresent Heights for years, but Bug and I are in Simi Valley now. A lot more for less $, we need to have room for the pups as we have 3 and rotating foster. We usually have a bully breed cause we deal with the smash faces, but we got the coolest little guy right now. He’s a Mexican Hairless, super smart, doesn’t bark and he’s fast as hell. Btw, she shipped Jobu and he’ll be there today. She wrote your name as Grey Allright, Ha! She said my cursive was not definitive enough.

        • Grey

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          Nice! Or maybe I should say Allright! I’m in Palm Springs for a few weeks (don’t rob my house), so I might not see Jobu for a bit (neighbor’s getting our mail)… Damn, Bev/Crescent is a stone throw’s from me…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, I don’t know where Simi Valley is

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Simi is east of Thousand Oaks, it’s just west of the Valley. A little cooler weather and close enough to LA to still hang with our friends. It went UPS, so hopefully your neighbor picks it up. Btw, Nado’s already passed last year’s HR total, and he’s just 3 rbi and 17 runs away and we’re not even half way. Great call, good thing I have him across the board. Makes Dickerson’s injury a little more palatable.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Arenado was hurt last year, but I’m smart! Hmm, hopefully UPS just leaves Jobu at my door… Sorry should’ve told you to just send regular… East of TO and west of Valley? I’m now lost, is that by Malibu?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: It’s directly North of Malibu, up by the 118 freeway. Bug didn’t require a signature, so they should leave it. I’ll check the tracking later and let you know if they left it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  When I first read, “It’s directly North of Malibu, up by the 118 freeway,” I thought it read “It’s directly North of Malibu, up about 118 feet.” Yeah, leaving it is great, sorry about the confusion

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I wish we were 118 ft North of Malibu. My good friend actually lives right on the beach and he spends an ungodly amount on rent. He’s got to be the poorest guy in Malibu by far cause he spends every penny he makes. He played in the NFL for 10 years (mainly special teams) and we always joke that he has to have brain damage to pay that much for rent, can’t expect anything less from a guy they call the Butcher!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “We used to joke that he has to have brain damage” “Sadly, with more reports coming out, we think he might.”

                      You forget there’s that trailer park in Malibu, that’s the poor Malibuians

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Teddy Heater: You’re welcome! Thanks for tolerating my ADD with all the fantasy questions trade questions.

                      Don’t look at anything just gut, better lineup

                      Rosario
                      Goldie
                      Odor
                      Gallo
                      Hardy
                      Blackmon
                      Paulsen
                      Parmalee

                      Rosario
                      Goldie
                      Pedroia
                      Gallo
                      Hardy
                      Peralta
                      Paulsen
                      Lough

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Blackmon one

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, seems like most of that information has been kept from the public. Luckily he played special teams so he wasn’t exposed as much as every down guys. Don’t sleep on Paradise Cove, it has mobile homes for like 2.5 million, freakin nuts!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow! Really?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Crazy right! Jobu has landed, it was left at the door at 10:56, so you can let the neighbor know.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks, homey! Really appreciate it!

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Nice, That’s the one I went with. I entered in a survivor Tourney and it goes over 4 days. I’m out of round 1 and when I get through tonight, guaranteed money!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! How many people do you have to beat tonight?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: It started at 10k last night and it’s down to 5k tonight, so I just need to be in the top 2500 to get guaranteed money tonight.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice, doable!

  53. TheRealTaz says:
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    Thoughts on trading Seager to get Shields?

    12-team keeper,with OBP and SLG, QS and IP.

    I’m in first right now. I lead or am in second for all hitting categories, but dead last in ERA and WHIP.

    I have Beltre, Wright, and Brock Holt for 3B in addition to Seager.

  54. JVanSlyke says:
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    Droppong Desmond is heartbreaking. I feel like i’m the Real World VS Road Rules producers and hes Puck. I dont want to do it but guess it mist be done

    Streamonater likes Carrasco today. Not sure i trust him, is everyone starting him?

  55. Jake says:
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    Yas Tomas or Justin Turner ROS?

    Thanks.

  56. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Would you put Franco ahead of C. Santana right now among 3B in an OBP league? Franco’s surpassed or nearly surpassed Santana’s stats in half the time!

    Not planning to drop Santana, but thinking about benching him and holding onto Franco, who was my batty call yesterday.

    Thanks!

  57. Swfcdan says:
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    No you were wrong on Freddie. Asked you a week ago and you had changed your mind on him and said you preferred him over Fielder. I went and made a trade for him on your advice, now this happens. Shit luck I know but don’t go backtracking now saying you were right this time, you did a total 180 on him.

    Wondering about Carrasco too, just something I can’t trust about this guy, seems similar to Pineda in that he looks great then has clunkers. Stay away from the Tigres in a 10 teamer?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Swfcdan: WTF are you talking about, grey’s been lower on freeman than other sites for at least 2 years.

  58. Ron D says:
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    The Road to Arenado..

  59. JJ says:
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    Somebody in my league just dropped C.DICKERSON. Been waiting patiently all year for a reason to use my number 1 waiver priority.
    Who would you drop for him?
    M.TRUMBO
    M.WEITERS(also have C.SANTANA)
    AV.GARCIA
    Y.TOMAS
    K.CALHOUN
    Apart from AJ Pollock, my whole OF has under performed this year.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Meh, can lose Trumbo if you like

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Im guessing from your “meh”that you don’t think that its worth it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not worth it

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Im surprised that you don’t consider your number 10 ranked OF worth it.
            Is it worth it if I don’t lose my number 1 waiver priority on him. It is a keeper league if that changes anything. We only keep 10 guys

            • Mordacious Levator says:
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              @JJ: he’s got a foot injury that, if he plays, makes him mostly useless, and if he rests or gets it fixed, would take him out for the year.

  60. DBo says:
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    Trade advice: Paredes or Pillar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Paredes

  61. dom says:
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    fun read as always

    for tomorrow, stream Granderson (home run last night, @Jungmann), Chris Young (may start @ lefty Keuchel), Valbuena (Warren) or Grichuk (Arrieta)? thx grey pls

    • dom says:
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      @dom: OPS league. also u 4 real bout not dropping Parnell?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @dom: If you have room on Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Thanks! Valbuena

  62. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    So has the time come to drop Desmond? I could pick up chase or Wilmer.

      • Mitchell Freedman says:
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        @Grey: I could also drop him for Simmons, Aybar, Hardy, Rollins or Hechaveria

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Simmons

  63. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?
    Graveman @ TEX
    Shoemaker vs HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sit both in some leagues, Shoe start first

  64. Sum Ting Wong says:
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    Drop r. Osuna or motte for will smith

  65. Jon says:
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    Add Drew, Middlebrooks, Kang, or Aybar over Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Aybar

  66. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent work Grey!

    Do you think Motte is the new closer now?

    with d’Arnaud out for a couple of weeks, who would you recommend?
    Wieters, Yadi Molina, W. Castillo, Realmuto…

    Thanks man!

  67. babip roberts says:
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    Lind vs Colon or Belt vs Kennedy

    Need a D’arnaud replacement
    Swihart
    Plawecki
    Chirinos

    Thanks

  68. Bob says:
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    Encarnacion and Archer for Rendon, zimmermann, Salazar, McCann. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Edwin

  69. Jon says:
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    Move on from Siegrist for saves? I could add a starter or another RP: Tazawa, Strop, Motte, Jepsen, Erasmo, Elias, Ubaldo, Big Erv, or Rubby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Motte

  70. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Yo Grey – Tried to obtain Rendon for Pineda, dude wants me to throw in Familia. Other RP’s are Chapman, Miller(DL), Street, Clippard, Davis, Osuna, Parnell.. 10 team league counts saves, not holds. Leaning towards pulling the trigger what do you think?

  71. The Great Knoche says:
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    Since you made the article about one of your loves I thought I’d drop in with info on your other fav.

    Gyorko now hitting .289 w/ 3 HR in 45 ABs at El Paso.

    That’s 30 HR power right there for the Chihuahuas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Nice! He’s still young(ish)! I went back to the Desmond sell article b/c I remembered someone defending Desmond in the comments…

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Wonder who that crazy guy was? Bet ya he’s still stuck with all his shares of Ian.

        But as you age it takes longer to warm up. Last year he figured it out in June, this year Maybe it’s July.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buy that man some mittens! How’s your NFBC team doing? (Sorry, I always forget your team name)

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: RBId for her pleasure. jinxed myself with the zero injury thing. Now I got plenty.

            Got up to almost 90points about 3 weeks ago and pitching has been in tailspin ever since. I’m toast.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sucks, crappy thing about NFBC, once you’re hit by injuries or in a tailspin, it’s hard to reverse course with managing… Not much to do

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: I hear ya, got Jose Fernandez coming back so if he reels off 10 complete game shutouts in a row I’ll be right back in it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup!

  72. The Wongest Yard says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto (no MI or CI positions)

    Should I be comfortable with starting Franco at 3B ROS? I originally grabbed him when Beltre went down and now I’m thinking I should move Beltre.

    Got a tentative offer last night– My Chavez and Beltre for his Strasburg. What do you think?

    • The Wongest Yard says:
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      @The Wongest Yard:

      Or I could try My Matz and Beltre for Strasburg?

  73. ebudz says:
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    Morning Grey!

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard, T. Walker, Vogelsong)
    Bench Total: (5)

    Damn CC! Of course McHugh would put up 19 points against me after I dropped him last week…

    Now down by 48 but have Vogelsong vs. SD (8.1) and McCullers @LAA (0.0) starting today. Would you drop anyone else on my staff to stream Shoemaker tonight vs. HOU (18.2)? Or just go with Vogel and Lance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: I’d go Shoe over McCullers

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ha by the time I read your reply, the games had already started! Worked out though because Shoe wouldn’t have started and I wouldn’t have gotten 15 points out of McCullers! Of course I’m still getting crushed this week as I’m now down by 75 points …

        1. Got Lynn coming back tomorrow so obviously Vogelsong will get the boot so I can activate him but I’m wondering which other pitcher should be dropped into the streamer pool?

        2. Should I stream Wisler @WAS (-6.1) tomorrow?

        3. I’ll have 3 SPs definitely starting Friday:
        Scherzer
        Syndergaard vs. CIN (27.1)
        T. Ross vs. ARI (26.6)

        I’m but debating if I should fill the 4th SP with T. Walker @LAA (1.2) or bench/drop Walker for one of these streams:

        Velasquez vs. NYA (7.4)
        R. Ray @SD (5.6)
        Hahn vs. KC (0.1)
        May @MIL (-4.7)
        or Shoemaker vs. SEA (?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ebudz: Nice! 1. Fiers 2. I am 3. I’d go Walker

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Not so nice that my team is on the struggle bus this week but it’s not over yet!

            Hopefully it’s not too late but in reference to question one, I’m surprised you’d cut Fiers ? I did some more homework and here’s what SON says for the next couple starts for the guys on my staff:

            Fiers vs. MIN (23.8), @CIN (18.8)
            Wood @PIT (-7.4)
            Chavez vs. KC (9.9), vs. SEA (11.0)
            Ross vs. ARI (26.6), @STL (3.6)
            McCullers vs. KC (4.3)
            Syndergaard vs. CIN (27.1), vs. CHN (27.6)
            Walker @LAA (1.2), @OAK (-1.3)

            Based on that would you still stream out of Fiers’ spot?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good stuff, it helps! Lose Walker

    • Dingbat says:
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      @ebudz: After watching C.J. Wilson abuse my ratios last night, I’m scared of starting anyone against the Astros. They put up 6 runs in 3 innings against Shoe the last time he faced them, and they’ve added Correa to their lineup since then!

  74. Sammy says:
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    Just traded Boegarts and got Carlos Santana -did I do good ? Or na? It is a keeper league

  75. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Where do I start the petition for Franco to get some starts at 2B while Utley’s on the Disgraceful List? C’mon, Phils, you’ve got nothing to play for!

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    Just because I’m an ass, I have to point this out re: Ian Desmond. This doesn’t change my love for you, Grey…I just want you to know that.

    In the beginning of May you told me to trade Gerrit Cole, Joc Pederson, and Andrew Miller for Carlos Carrasco, Ian Desmond, and Greg Holland.

    I just didn’t feel good about it so I turned it down even though we had a lengthy discussion about it and you said Desmond had only been cold for a few weeks, Joc had only done it for a few weeks, and Carrasco is basically Cole.

    Damn, I’m glad I went with my gut.

    • pbmax says:
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      @Wilsonian: wow, free advice and still attitude?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @pbmax: I’ve been around here for years, man. Grey knows I’m just busting his chops. There’s no attitude – so calm down.

        And it isn’t free for me, I’ve been hooking him up with Daiquiris for awhile now plus I pay for the Stream-o-Nater and whatnot.

        • pbmax says:
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          @Wilsonian: I guess you did start with “Just because I’m an ass”, you just laid it on thick, and it didn’t land. It’s all good, better luck next time!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @pbmax: he’s right WAAAAAAY more than he’s wrong. He’s basically won leagues for me. We seriously had a huge discussion on it – someone else was involved, maybe Malicious Phenom or Oaktown Steve, I can’t remember. I just didn’t have a good feeling about the deal and I’m glad I went with my gut. That was all, just had to bust his chops because Desmond has been a big bag of garbage this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Ouch, that trade doesn’t look good in hindsight at all… Mea culpa!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: haha, I’m just glad I didn’t hit accept. I thought really hard about it, but it just didn’t feel right at all. I ain’t mad atcha. You can’t get everything right, or this would be a much easier game to play.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, glad to hear you didn’t accept

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Wilsonian: Just goes to show how random this whole game is. Grey had decent reasoning, but there’s no way to predict the future with any degree of certainty. Congratulations on getting it right this time!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Dingbat: yeah it is completely random. I thought about it for probably 24 hours or so. I couldn’t decide, even with his reasoning, and it just didn’t feel like it made me better. Guess it helped that I had Carlos Correa in my N/A slot that I was waiting on saving my SS position.

      • ERad says:
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        @Dingbat: Blind leading the blind baby! Grey is just a little less blind than the rest

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey! I gave you engagement tips!

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: I thought we were razzing today, no? You know you’re my G. Don’t worry, I’ll still have you light one of the candles at my boychick’s bar mitzvah!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, I don’t want to lift a chair though, my back’s iffy

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey: You’re in the clear – I’m holding you to that speech though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ladies and germaphobes!

                  • ERad says:
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                    @Grey: Ha, that’s what I’m talking about – straight gold!

  77. Sky

    Sky says:
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    You’re finally watching Archer. Proud of you

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Sky: probably cause he can’t currently watch Ryan Zimmerman

  78. Jake taylor says:
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    Grey

    It’s about time you told everyone to drop Desmond

    Now he is about to go off!

    Within 2 weeks the “should I pick up Desmond” and drop ” insert random name her” comments will be rolling in!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jake taylor: this won’t happen like with heyward. plus desmond’s been advised to be dropped for weeks now, he still hasn’t gotten better.

  79. pbmax says:
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    Matz & Kemp for Cruz? Needing Power, it is a keeper though

  80. Joe says:
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    I own longoria and maikel and only have room to play 1. I know i should be looking at daily matchups to try and get an advantage but sometimes life, work, kids, dogs, video games, and 30 bootylicious vball babes doing what they do best get in the way of checking matchups.

    Which one should I be riding with as my “starter” at this point. Hard to say it isn’t Maikel, but name value n at.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Ha, Franco

  81. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Valbuena or Segura?

  82. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Drop Fowler for Michael Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Nah, I’d hold there

  83. E says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How much should we worry about rookie hitters (Bryant, Pederson, Correa, Franco, etc) wearing down as the season stretches on? I’m not talking about hot streaks going cold, but rather the league adjusting and these guys wearing down come August and September. Is there a way to evaluate the risk?

    And a simpler question: I’ve got extra bats and not enough pitchers. What kind of arm would you look to get back in a trade for Chris Davis? And no, I will not accept Jeurys Familia.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: You’re making up things to worry about where there isn’t any…. Salazar? Hamels? Cueto?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Not in that order, btw

        • E says:
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          @Grey: Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  84. Mike says:
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    I’ve got Marcus Semien and Holt to sit at short stop… Do I drop my Jean Segura to stash Sano, or is he so far away that its a waste?

  85. Dingbat says:
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    My pitching performance yesterday was brought to you by the number ’17.’

    As in:
    17 innings pitched,
    17 strikeouts, and
    17 earned runs.

    Thanks a million, Salazar and Wilson! Oh, and for good measure, the other pitchers I started this past week (Tanaka vs. DET, Velazquez @ SEA, Kluber vs. TB, Syndergaard @ATL, and Salazar vs. CHC) provided 24 innings with 0 wins, 0 QS, a 5.63 ERA, a 1.85 K/BB, and a 1.71 WHIP! The lone bright spot was Wood’s QS last night. Maybe it’s time to admit I have no clue how to identify good pitchers and good pitching matchups?

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: Fine! My horrible pitching stats have finally convinced me to subscribe to get access to your lovely tools. I think it’s worth $5/month to at least have someone else to blame when my pitchers suck.

        One question, though – is there any way to look retroactively at what SON thought about starts that have already happened?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Omsbotsman, the tool Rudy created to check on results…

  86. Scott says:
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    0… Now that D’arnaud is out, should I pick up Navarro?

  87. Clint says:
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    I’ve been approached w/the proverbial ‘everyone’s available’ trade offer from an owner that wants to make a move from 0.500 he currently sits at in my h2h points keeper league.

    His best players are Upton, A-Gonzo, Dozier, Hosmer, Cain, Gordon, Archer, Harvey, Teheran, Gio, and Rodon

    My roster is:
    C: Lucroy
    1B: V-Mart
    2B: Altuve
    SS: Segura
    3B: Machado
    OF: Harper, Puig, Blackmon
    Utility: Fowler, Seager, Franco
    DL: Freeman/Pence
    Pitchers: Sale, Arrieta, Carrasco, Liriano, Chavez, Shark, Latos, Jaime, Hughes, T. Ross, Sabathia, Salazar, Hutch
    NA: Heaney, Ervin

    See any deal to be made here that could benefit me? I’m 10-1 and in 1st place right now so I have flexibility but I thought if I could snatch Archer or Upton, it’d set me up nicely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, there’s deals that could benefit you, depends on how dopey your opponent is…. Latos or Shark and Altuve for Archer? Latos or Shark and V-Mart for Archer?

  88. Warren says:
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    What is up with Puig? Not much power or speed from the dude. I know he’s streaky….I could really use one of those hot streaks Yasiel. Buy/Sell/Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like he’s a sell, but depends on what you can get

  89. Sean says:
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    Thoughts on a Dynasty League trade where I am not really in contention

    My Cruz for Franco. Deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decent gamble, assuming Cruz is unkeepable

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, you said dynasty… Cruz and Franco is about even, if you’re trying to get younger, go for it

  90. Jonas says:
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    I tried to Sell Desmond dammit, stop reminding me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad!

  91. Ross says:
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    C dick droppable in 12 team league?

    Santana, d,Arnaud ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Carlos Santana? Him

  92. Oppo Taco says:
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    start buccholz vBAL tonight? He’s been good, those AL East matchups always worry me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, always a pleasure to start off my day with your daily notes. I could use some pitching, right now I’ve got
    Nova (spot start today probably)
    Wisler
    Harvey
    Arrieta
    Bauer
    Holland
    Kenley
    Alex Wood
    Odorizzi
    Matt Moore and Corbin (both dl).
    I was thinking about making a run at Strasburg since his owner is probably fed up with him, is Souza for Stras fair? Definitely not on name value but performance wise it seems fair. Souza is currently a bench guy who I hardly start since my OF/Util is Cutch, Trout, Springer and Billy Burns.
    Also, Panik was just dropped, should I drop Howie Kendrick for him? Thanks man keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fairish, doubt the other guy bites…Hold Kendrick

  94. jojo says:
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    Bruce, Ozuna, Tomas, Soler

    Please rank for ROS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did fine

  95. Baren says:
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    Icarlos looks like he’s going to be a fantasy monster. What would you say his value is? In dynasty is he already a 1st rd pick? I think at this point I’d rather have him over, say, Abreu? The kid looks legit.

    Great read as always. And frito feet is indeed a thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frito feet! Prolly top 25 in dynasty

  96. Ignorant says:
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    Herrro!

    Hanley for Keuchel?
    Hanley for Strasburg?

    Keepers league.

    Thanx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley sides

      • Ignorant says:
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        @Grey: <3

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You!

  97. spring blake says:
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    Would you deal Heyward and Odorizzi for Fister, Teheran, Jimenez?

    16 Team h2h points and my pitching is a bit weak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  98. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I don’t trust SON for extenuating circumstances…

    Are you starting Miguel Gonzalez in Fenway tomorrow? (H2H, QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  99. 740 says:
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    great stuff Grey! as always….10team h2h 5×5

    was just offered Harper, C Martinez for Bum, Joc, and either C Santana or V Martinez.

    am i givin up 2 much? should i counter?

    thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, send V-Mart

  100. McUgh says:
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    ROS (OBP) CIs?
    Moistsuckass, Tomas, Lind, Laroche
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking

  101. lb. sand says:
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    pls rank for standard roto:
    A. Wood, Chavez, T. Ross, McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  102. royce! says:
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    Ooh, looks like we’re doing insults on razzball today…lemme try…Is that a fart? You…you a farter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Jfoh wafting Cockfart’s…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Excellent.

  103. pipa says:
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    Salazar for Span?

    Salazar for Souza?

    Salazar for Zobrist?

    I need an OF with Soler and Dickerson being the bums that they are. I had to move Hanley out of SS position and play him in my OF. I currently have Duffy at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar for Souza is fairish

      • pipa says:
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        Meaning? He could offer more value than Souza ROY? or less?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More… But it’s more or less fair

          • pipa says:
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            @Grey: He countered with Hammel for Souza. SP is pretty valuable in my league, being it’s a 9×9 league.

            What do you think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hammel side

  104. Dan says:
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    Is Siegrest still worth holding onto?

    • Dan says:
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      Siegrist that is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not likely

  105. plasmaj says:
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    I don’t know if I am just trying for the reverse jinx him, but reasonable to drop Avisail Garcia in a 12-team mixed, with 5 OF? He is batting .176 over the last 30 days, with 3 HRs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  106. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

    There’s a question you didn’t think you’d get today.

    Man has it been a bad year for Santanas: Danny(s), Ervin, Carlos Indian…

    Guitar Carlos should watch his back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if he takes the advice of the terribly stereotypical shoeshine boy… Tito Santana can’t find a clean bandana…

  107. Jaymz says:
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    Thoughts on rolling out Heaney today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  108. PistolofPete says:
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    Still stuck with Desmond as my SS…rolled with Hardy this week, but could trade for Reyes or Peralta eventually. Worth it, or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s worth it if the price is good

  109. Red Barons says:
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    Thanks for the preseason ranking of Torenado!!

    I’ve been having a pretty good season thus far, but am a little lost on what moves to make now, especially with pitching. I am strong in R/HR/RBI/W/K, okay in AVG/SV/SB, and terrible in ERA/WHIP. Here is my team below and a few interesting FAs available.
    Y! 5×5 12-team roto:
    C – Ramos
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Segura
    OF – Stanton / J Upton / L Cain
    Util – Longoria / Avisail
    Bench – Ozuna / Desmond / (Myers DL)
    SP – G Cole / Arrieta / Salazar / Carrasco / Samardzija / T Ross
    RP – C Smith / Osuna / Siegrist / Giles / W Smith / (A Miller DL)

    FAs:
    SS – Starlin Castro / B Crawford (strong candidates, but I need the SBs from Segura)
    OF – Parmelee(1B/OF) / Rajai (could take Rajai and an above SS to even out SBs and gain a little power)
    SP – A Wood / Lancy Lynn / McHugh
    RP – Cishek / Motte / Hoover / Parnell

    That’s a lot of info, but thank you for whatever advice you can give. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai over Avisail, Crawford over Segura, Motte over Siegrist

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that should help out with SBs without sacrificing too much power or avg. At this point would you dump Desmond instead of Segura? Or is there still hope? He’s been on my bench most of the season so far except for match-ups.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Desmond

  110. Cram It says:
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    Nate Karns is a dreamboat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get a room!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got one ready for him after he finishes out this no-no. Running the bubble bath now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mr. Karns, sir, do you like Calgon?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: “Oooh don’t mind if I d…hey, that’s not a rubber ducky!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “But it is a rubber.”

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Cram It: Eh, Karns blinked first. Estrada is gonna rock the no-no and defeat the mighty Karns.

              • Cram It says:
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                @The Great Knoche: Almost completely imploded his last inning. What a rock fight!

  111. Timmah R says:
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    Grey, thanks for yet another delicious read good sir. 3 things for you in my H2H 10 team points league:

    1- Just traded Sonny Gray and got Puig… I’ve got a strong staff (har har) and my OF is a bit shaky due to the 2x CarGos… think it was a good trade? Hoping Puig gets to where he should be and following your lead about selling “high”

    2- Double gloat props to you for this… DUMPED Desmond while picking up Icarlos right before he got called up and have been loving the flight ever since :-) I put it squarely on your broad intelligent shoulders… love you long time!

    • Timmah R says:
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      @Timmah R: oh yea, the 3rd thing! OZUNA like it when you speak of OZUNA

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, sounds solid 2. Nice!

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: excellent, thanks! you da man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you the man!

  112. Mark says:
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    I am picking up Holt to replace Neil Walker. Was going to drop Walker but should I keep him for utility spot over Calhoun, C.Santana or L.Martin? I like having extra infielders to plug in when needed but numbers are my main concern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Walker

  113. Paul says:
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    Simmons, A. escobar, Y. escobar, S. castro, Segura, Castro, Semien, Rollins for SS position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  114. Atlas says:
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    Good day baseball fans !

    G, who ya like

    1. Rendon or Franco

    2. Thor or Sallyzar

    3. Axford, Carson Smith

    Todays side note: This Correa kid is freaking legit. Uber talented. This has been an amazing year for rookies, but if I were a GM that could pick one for my team it would be Correa. I have no idea… NO IDEA how Buxton was ranked ahead of Correa. Buxton looks like a great prospect, but compared to Correa its not close. That is all. Good luck today Razzballers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon…Salazar…Axford…Buxton’s got time to show why

  115. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Methinks HanRam might be a sell this week…

    Did you see his slide into home? He looked like Chris Christie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: But for reals, its like everytime I see him run it looks like his knees are going to explode. During his slide into home he somehow rolled his ankle/twisted his knee. I’m trying to sell in most leagues, especially since he’s been moved to the 5 spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s hard to slide with a pimp limp

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Ha! BTW, I know you are a hiphop head – me too – but more into the early 2000s era than most modern stuff, sans RTJ. Dead Prez’s “Lets get free” was just re-released on vinyl – possibly one of the most influential albums of my mid-20s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t know that one, I like 89 thru 2001 mostly… Occasionally sneak in a new one

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Most def. These guys and the entire Bootcamp Click made up my late 90s early 2000s soundtrack.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Have it on repeat still… Loving it!

  116. I did draft Arenado because of your rankings! Because no less than three people in my league drafted pitchers in the first round, there sat Arenado, waiting for me in round three (I took Abreu first and Rendon second). Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  117. pipa says:
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    Hammel for Cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  118. Buffalo Soldier says:
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    Please rank (6×6 with OPS):

    R. Davis, L. Martin, Melky, Avisail, Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      L. Martin, Avisail, Melky

  119. Jaone says:
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    Got offered Kinsler, liriano for random. I have travis in the dl. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon? Him

  120. VRugg says:
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    Grey, Please rank: Butler, Buxton, Polanco, and Souza

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Buxton

  121. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league i am looking to move longoria since buxton will be starting over him in my util spot in the long term. I could use another reliable arm. Should I deal longoria for lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  122. Johnathon says:
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    Really need help for MI – have Demathiu and ICarlos – playing well but assuming one will flame out shortly

    Was offered Reyes/ Brantley for McCutchen.

    What say ye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you going to do? Drop Icarlos? Trade is fair

  123. Long Bawls says:
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    What, now I gotta resist the urge to grab Estrada again? Based on every other year, I should know he’s like that attractive lady at the bar with what you can convince yourself is a charming accent: Pick him/her up, wake up in a hotel room in Austria covered in what you pray is chocolate cake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  124. Atlas says:
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    Marco Estrada with the perfect game through 6 now. 75 pitches.

    1h, 1R, through 7 innings last time out. Hot Pitchato

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Atlas: I liked Sharknado better!

      • Atlas says:
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        @Long Bawls:

        Purrrfect through 7

        MLB network picking it up for the 8th inning. Buckle up.

        Speaking of the elusive perfect game… Max got robbed by some bushleague bullshit the other day. Tabata shoulda been plunked the next day IMO.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Atlas: Gah! Infield single! I think Tabata should be plunked again, on general principle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy town

      • Atlas says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh mY God ! Donaldson just went full Jeter !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t believe they said ‘pulling a Jeter’

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: In court-reporting school, we learned to transcribe that as “Minka”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Minka, saves strokes

              • Long Bawls says:
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                @Grey: Now if I could just master one-handed typing…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Use the mic symbol to record

                  • Long Bawls says:
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                    @Grey: See, this is what they mean by “fantasy help.” Doesn’t get any more useful than that!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s how I commit…comment, Siri!

        • Atlas says:
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          @Atlas:

          Another amazing play by Donaldson, but unfortunately there goes the perfect/no no

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Donaldson just pulled a Jeter to get 1st out in the 8th. Arenadoesque!

        If Estrada pulls this off, you need a Ponch reference in the headline tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ridiculous

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Never mind, damn infield singles.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  125. handy afterall says:
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    Ahoy hoy. I have Travis coming back soon, and would like to activate him. Thinking of offering lawrie, gose, and Alex wood for victor Martinez and josh Harrison, to make room. I know your love for Travis soured, but I like his peripherals, and his tanking coincided with an injury that kept him out a month. Is my offer sensible? 17 team league, allowing only 15 total add/drops for the season, so josh Harrison gets big points for his eligibility (yahoo).
    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That trade’s good for you

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how did SON know miggy was going to be in the lineup today against Carrasco? very impressive…

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: make that “wasnt”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      going to be out? Ha

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yeah. SON loved Carrasco today. I had my doubts in my weekly league. lesson learnt.

  127. Nico says:
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    Sup Grey. I see you nixed any thoughts of Heaney today, but what about RoS? I know you liked Heaney last year, but what guy didn’t, amiright? Is “amiright” out now?

    Anyway, I have McCullers in my RCL, should I sit him vs the surging Pujols? Already way over my pace for SP, so I don’t need to risk it, if that’s what it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, his ERA in AAA was near 5…I’d wait to see a few starts… I wouldn’t mess with McCullers today

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha. Thanks!

        And Forsythe ends the Estrada perfect game as I’m typing this. A perfect game from Marco would have be Estra-ordinary… and impossible, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Impossible now…

    • Atlas says:
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      @Nico:

      Im rollen Cullers out there today, but then again I may or may not have a gambling problem.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  128. FuriousB says:
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    Keeper League trade question:

    Offered his Arenado ($7) and Springer ($5) for my Bryce ($27). Can keep each of the players listed for 2 more seasons with a small increase in salaries of approx $5 per year. I could throw in Seager ($14) or Longoria ($16).

    He has another offer apparently of Trout ($50), Adrian Gonz ($20) , and Aroldis ($18).

    Feel like this is a good deal since I can keep Springer and Arenado for 2 more years at a super discount.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  129. SallyCips says:
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    I debated a McGee drop for an Osuna pickup, but one shituation ain’t better than another IMO. Then I still debated, then some more, then he was picked up by someone else. Delabar, too. So yup. McGee it is! ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Isn’t that so fantasy baseball? That’s totally the epitome of the indecision that kills you as an owner. Yet, love the whole process. And my wife doesn’t understand why we do this to ourselves! ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s best she doesn’t understand… It adds to the mystery

  130. Long Bawls says:
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    89 pitches, 5 ER in 4 innings? Hamel’s clearly signalling he wants to be traded to Boston.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  131. bigbear says:
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    Why is Fernando Rodney owned in 74% of Yahoo leagues? Yo no se…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *Shrugs*

    • Atlas says:
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      @bigbear:

      The sideways ballcap cult is a loyal bunch… till they breakout the cool-aid. (pssst dont drink it)

  132. Atlas says:
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    Franco playing 1B again for the Phills today. Hmmmmm Is that a flicker of hope for my fantasy team at 1B ? :begins daydreaming of dropping Hosmer for the 3rd time this season while grinning with approval:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  133. chucky says:
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    Best combo ROS:
    2B Rendon, Panik, Russel
    3B Bryant, Beltre, Rendon
    DH Any of the above plus odd man out from 3 OF Harper, Pollock, Marte & Betts
    Need SP bad…..real bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

      • chucky says:
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        Sure, and just wanted to say hi anyway. All serious-ness aside………pick a 2B from the group, a 3B and a DH from the leftover between the OF(3) and whoever wasn’t utilized at 2/3B. ROS of course. Id like to explore trade options with whomever you don’t recommend ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon…Bryant…Betts

  134. Groovy says:
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    Yahoo 12 team, daily, unlimited transactions, 6×5 (OPS), 1300 IP Limit, 157 starts at positions

    C Perez
    1 Rizzo
    SS Reyes
    2 Kinsler
    3 Sandoval/Franco
    OF Trout, Braun, JD Martinez
    Ut Ortiz/VMart
    Bench J. Pederson
    DL Iwakuma, D. Travis
    SP Kershaw, Zimmerman, Carasco, Ventura, Ross, Anibal
    RP Tolleson, Familia, Ramos, Osuna

    I have an offer for my Kershaw for his Donaldson. I could use the 3B obviously. However, this guy is in first and has Scherzer and Kluber already. He wil plug in Bryant/Arod in the hole left by Donaldson. His other pitcher are dreadful. Make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  135. Bob says:
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    Needed a catcher, avg and SB so I traded Encarnacion, Calhoun, and Rodon for Pollock, McCann and Salazar. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  136. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Bryant’s OBP/SLG is 380/480.

    What would you project those for over the next couple of years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s hard enough projecting guys for next week

      • Mes to the Rocco says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Fair enough. Is he a better dynasty option than rizzo in obp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Rizzo

  137. thomas says:
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    Michael Taylor

    Last 14 days..

    9RUNS/1HR/6RBIS/3SBS/.319AVG

    Has he earned himself a bigger role with the Nats when Werth is back? Also, is he now worth a roster spot in a 12 team league..

    He has been on my radar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can stream him, he won’t start over a healthy Werth, but that’s not for a while

  138. KCC26 says:
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    12 team keeper league, I’m currently starting:

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Votto
    2B: Kipnis
    SS: Reyes
    3B: Frazier
    INF: Encarnacion
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Maybin
    OF: L. Martin
    OF: Colabello
    Utility: Bryant

    DL: Dickerson

    Have M. Franco on the bench, no place to play.

    SP have been struggling over the last few weeks:

    Kluber
    Pineda
    Salazar
    Hammel
    Buchholz
    Hendricks
    Fiers

    DL: Iwakuma, Cain

    Was just offered Liriano + OZUNA for Encarnacion. Do I take it or look for more before moving a slugger? Liriano has been looking ace-like for most of the year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  139. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    In OBP league … how much does Abreu’s drop in BB rate concern you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything about him concerns me

  140. Yodi says:
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    Do you project Lindor to have a better ros than semien. Net steals and steals are cats and I need more steals. Have semien now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Lindor

  141. Wilsonian says:
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    So what you’re saying about Matt Moore is not to drop anyone worthwhile for him? I’ve stashed him in my 16 Team H2H League. I’d be dropping either Drew Hutchison or Bald Jim or McCullers for him. Yay or Nay??

    W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch would be my first cut though

  142. babip roberts says:
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    Heyward @ Latos or Martin vs Graveman?

    • Devil in a New Dress says:
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      @babip roberts:

      Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  143. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: TB KARNS OR KC CHRIS YOUNG SP ? Who do you pick up and why ?

  144. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: TB Karns or KC Young SP – Who do you pick and Why ?

  145. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Who wins this trade:

    Cutch, Kemp and Kendrys for Abreu/Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  146. Anthony says:
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    @Grey – TB Karns or KC Chris young – Who do you pick and why ?

  147. Anthony says:
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    why cant i reply …

  148. Chris says:
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    Nice work as always Grey!

    14 Team Yahoo Roto Redraft League with extra batting cats of 1B’s, 2B’s, 3B’s, TB’s, K’s & FPCT.
    Then Losses as the extra pitching catagory. Maximum 64 moves during the year and I’ve made 39 so far.

    C: Hundley
    1B VOTTO
    2B FORSYTHE
    3B FRAZIER
    SS AHMED
    IF LIND
    LF MARTE
    CF A.JONES
    RF STANTON
    OF CAIN
    UTIL ALONSO
    UTIL MORELAND
    BN VENEABLE

    SP PINEDA
    SP HENDRICKS
    SP LIRIANO
    RP AROLDIS
    RP ZIEGLER
    P F ROD
    P BRITTON
    BN WACHE
    BN MATZ
    BN CHASE ANDERSON
    BN CHI CHI

    The commish of this league is offering Duda and Scherzer for Jones and Votto. I’d really like Scherzer who’d help out my pitching and Jones is hurt but wondered what you thought.??? This team currently sits 6th.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds like a decent deal for you

  149. G says:
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    Hey Grey. so I was offered sherZer for my puig and Salazar. Kind of want to pull the trigger. I posted my lineup yesterday but will do again to see if you agree. My offense if pretty solid so think I can afford it and saw you mention puig as a possible sell to another commenter above.

    My hitting: mccan, Abreu, wong, correa, arenado, upton, marte, joc, Chris Davis, and puig. I could slot Moreland, segura into my second utikity in place of puig or just go with hot hitter or hittertron.

    My starting pitching which has been inconsistent is: harvey, arrieta, Carrasco, Salazar, May

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is fair, but you need Puig more than Scherzer

  150. DB says:
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    Derek Norris or Miguel Montero ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  151. anthony says:
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    @GREY: Tb karns or kc Chris young ? who do you pick and why

  152. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey,

    I have to activate Heaney in my 12 TM AL only keeper league.

    Who’s the drop:
    Tillman
    Colome

    Tillman’s ERA has been killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  153. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    hey Grey, given Edison Russell has not really done a whole lot, would you drop him for Brock Holt? For the record, Brock has all position eligibility and Yahoo except catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Holt

      • Gray's sports almanac says:
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        @Grey: thanks gray, done!

  154. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    hey Grey, given Addison Russell has not really done a whole lot, would you drop him for Brock Holt? For the record, Brock has all position eligibility and Yahoo except catcher

  155. Anthony says:
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    @grey: sp chris young or tb Nathan karns? who do you pickup and why

  156. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Also,

    I have an open spot in an AL only 12 tm keeper. I only have one closer, Zack Britton.

    Should I pickup:

    Delabar

    or

    Ivan Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delabar

  157. Swfcdan says:
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    MLB [email protected]
    Chris Sale joins Pedro, Big Unit & Nolan Ryan as only pitchers since 1914 with 7 straight games with double-digit Ks.

    At least he got a conshellation prize.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Get it conshellation, after getting shelled? Ah never mind, why do I bother…

      Strange start, the Twins just seem to have his number. Still better than Kershaw for me now, no2 behind Max.

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    Osuna or Delabar? Or wait it out? I have Osuna now, but Delabar got the door slammed today while Osuna just took care of one batter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  159. Tony Mags says:
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    Segura was dropped in my league. Would you drop Russell or Travis for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  160. Glenn says:
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    Grey,
    Would you make either of these trades, sending away a 3b to get an so?

    Trade Frazier for kluber

    Or

    Trade arenado for price or sonny gray

    Or

    None

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make either

      • Glenn says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  161. Anthony says:
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    razzball is broken cant even post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry we were having an issue

  162. JB Gonzo says:
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    Hanley + Prince + Kluber for Stanton + Semien + Alex Wood

    10 Team Redraft
    Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, but it’s hefty price

  163. John says:
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    Waiting on Pence and maybe Dickerson grab Grichuk while hot or stick with Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Leonys

  164. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Would you drop either Chavez or Buch to pick up McHugh? I also have Matz stashed. Would you consider dropping him for McHugh? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Buch or McHugh are based on matchups… I’m guessing you like the Mets, so I’d hold Matz

  165. tank1 says:
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    Right now I am playing Bogaerts at SS with Lindor on my bench (this is a keeper league). Should I consider dropping Bogaerts to play Lindor full-time? I would likely pick up Souza with the open spot. Segura is also available to replace Bogaerts. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, play Lindor

  166. Mr. Glass says:
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    i just got Adrian Beltre off waviers and have Carpenter already so I would like to move 1 of the 2 for a Starter, ROS who would you rather hold onto and what would their values be say like between like a SP 20-30…im in a 10 team weekly points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Beltre

      • mr. glass says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I was thinking I was kinda shocked when the kid dropped him to be honest

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, weird, mr. glass

  167. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Trade my Felix & Souza for his Joc & Pineda? 12 team keeper league. As always, Your insight is appreciated. A signed 5×7 of Morgana The Kissing Bandit is in the mail – now there’s a cougar!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey now! I’d take Joc, it’s fair

  168. john says:
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    Trade my Ellsbury for Samardzija. I acquired reyes and picked up Maybin when Ellsbury went down so I should be ok for SB’s. My pitching is already pretty good I just worry about Ellsbury coming off injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

  169. Wilsonian says:
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    Pillar or Reddick? Pillar has been much hotter over the last month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar, in 8 teamer

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yup, he’d be a bench OF/UTIL guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  170. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trade my Encarnacion for his Rendon? I also have Arenado, Hosmer, and Duda, so my 1b, 3b, and IF spots are all covered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it…It could go either way

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey. I’ll hold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  171. Crock says:
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    Would you trade Castro for either Rodon or McCuller? If so which order? I have Segura and Lindor to cover ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, Rodon first

  172. greg says:
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    Calhoun. Is bumming me out. Not as much as Desmond but….

    6 homers in 70 games. Doesn’t steal much. Reminds me of a slightly lesser version of Alex Gordon….does a lot of things, but not enough to get excited about.

    Him, Butler, or Colabello, ROS.

    And do you think Odor has figured out his problems?

    Kudos,
    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colabello…Odor is worth owning at MI

  173. Reid says:
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    Would you condone dropping Avisail for Pillar? Have Ozuna, Souza, JD Martinez, and Soler in my 11 tm keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. Yel says:
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    Heyward or Buxton are they both droppable in 10tean league to stream offensive players. Have a surplus of outfielders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, depends what you have

  175. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Hey grey another great article…You added choo for me and I appreciate it, now for the daily Choo question……Drop Choo for any of the following ROS? Grichuk, Paredes, Odor, or Duffy? Thanks again The king of Prussia was huge for me to get my weekly league going!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Paredes

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Why so high on Paredes? just curious

  176. Funscombe says:
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    Ahhh what would my dinner break be without one of Grey’s write ups.

    These just keep getting better. Love the Ozuna, Utley, CC and Adam Jones bits particularly.

    No you didn’t, who are you kidding!

    Yes, I really did enjoy them!!

    You’re kidding yourself

    Get out of my blog comment, RIV!

    Thanks for another great write up!

    Now you’re making sense!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  177. The Great Knoche says:
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    Hey Where are all the RazzBall Draftkings players been at? Still need about 15 to fill tonight’s slate by 7:00 ET/4:00 PT.

    Check out the link from JasonWalker on the main RazzBall page.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, wrong person

  178. Dynamite Dan says:
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    10 team 5 x 5

    Hosmer is sitting in my Util spot all year. Never good enough to feel great about. Never bad enough to drop. What should I do with him?

    1. Would you trade Hosmer and Familia for Gardner and Giles?
    2. Would you trade Hosmer and Familia for Blackmon?
    3. You wouldnt do a silly thing like drop a frustrating Hosmer for Franco would you?

    Thanks and Hosma good day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s decent 2. This is better 3. Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice tag

  179. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    would you trade Jose Abreu for Votto and Kipnis?

    • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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      Computer got weird on me. Meant to say, or what about Pujols for Rendon?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Votto/Kipnis

  180. Jaymz says:
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    Man, Pillar is just killing it so far.. Do you like him or Leonys ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys, Pillar’s decent for now for a shallow league

  181. Brian says:
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    Sell Maikel Franco High? or should I be expecting this? is Rendon a crazy thought to go after?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rendon, but Franco’s solid, was always a top prospect

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s what i keep telling people in my numerous redrafts that are saying “where did this guy come from” to me the last week or so.

  182. Derrick says:
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    Cano for Archer? Would pick up Travis to play 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer, it’s not close

  183. Wesley says:
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    Rendon for Hosmer?

    (Keeper, H2H, bla bla bla)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • Wesley says:
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        @Grey: Thank you kindly. Very kindly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  184. Los locos says:
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    Surprise!!’ Heaney pitched worth owning? Need to drop fiers Heston ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can try over Heston if he has bad matchups, I’d hold though in most leagues

  185. jeff says:
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    should i drop bucholz for estrada or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  186. mzyptlk says:
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    Schwarber on waivers. Worth an n/a stash for playoffs? H2H 14 team. 6th waiver priority.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  187. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Just offered Lind for C Santana in an OBP league. I figured worth a try while Lind is rated higher. I can’t figure out why Lind is only 40.7% owned in espn. Must be too many 4 team leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, but his ownership numbers makes it hard to sell him

  188. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Would you rather own Chris young on the royals or Nate karns on the rays ? 12 man h2h

  189. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Would you rather own SP N Karns TB or SP Chris Young KC and why ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  190. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. may, quintana, wisler or heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Tough, based on matchups really… I’d go Wisler

  191. Wilson says:
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    Closer question
    Jepsen, Strop, Osuna, Parnell for SV

    Who to drop if I need a room? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Jepsen, Strop

  192. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hanley’s pimp limp got him a bum wrist, at least he’s not a southpaw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was only a matter of time Hanley had an issue, it had been a few days since his last

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I’m now trying to swap him straight up for Rendon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Git r dun!

  193. S>H says:
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    Nice read Grey.

    I have a offer in my 12 team head to head dynasty league(50 man roster all can be keepers) my H.Harvey, E.Rodriguez and Y.Tomas for Strasburg. I like the possiblities of my guys. But the Stras could be amazing, but then I would have to set aside daily praying sessions, and pray to the Tommy John god Tommy John. Does that mean Dr.Andrews is Jesus.? would you do that deal.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt Harvey?

      • S>H says:
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        @Grey: Hunter Harvey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, he’s gonna need TJ…I’d take Stras

  194. Hern says:
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    Trade Buchholz and Franco for a struggling Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Struggling? I’d take Kluber

  195. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for tomorrow if David Peralta sits vs the lefty in Coors (De La Rosa )
    Coghlan vs C.Frias
    Chase Headly (can’t hit leftys , but is 3 for 6 with a HR against him )@ Keuchel
    Chris Young ( but won’t know if he’s playing before the pickup ) @ Keuchel

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Headley was already picked up by someone else.
      Oh Well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coghlan if he sits

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        FYI , I have 6 players on my roster that’s on the DL and we only have two DL spots,
        A.Miller, R.Zimm , d’Arnaud , Soler , P.Corbin and H.Olivera.
        13 team daily roto league with 7 bench and 2 DL spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop R.Zimm , d’Arnaud , P.Corbin and H.Olivera

  196. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    lindor or holt ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  197. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    franco and holds guy for BUM ops holds league fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side

  198. Goat tits says:
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    Trade ozuna/Hosmer/Rodon for rendon/bucholz/Chavez? H2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

    • Goat tits says:
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      @Goat tits: grey, also would you rather give happ or Rodon?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Happ

  199. J-FOH says:
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    I told everyone to not worry and play my creeper today against Cole….sorry, I will go back to my cave now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  200. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    lindor or logan ros

  201. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    in a dynasty i drafted 6 weeks ago i have the best team, but it’s based no small amount on having the best pitching numbers (K/BB added, QS over wins). each and every one of my good starters have been awful in their most recent start except buchholez: burnett/liriano/cole/pineda/chavez. not counting vince velasquez since i’ve been benching him to see what he’s doing (we have low enough innings i’ll make them with doing this).

    Oh, yeah, for other leagues, thanks heyward, for being so shitty for 71 days of the season, only to have me keep buxton over you in a money league and now you’re a top 10 player in last 10 days since i dropped you.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @J-FOH: @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: it’s esp gross, since heyward and wong almost have the exact same triple slash now, and nobody of course would think to drop wong, right. I could’ve gone into a 2 or 3 day coma and been saved from myself dropping him to keep buxton.

  202. jal179 says:
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    Howie Kendrick + AGon for Rizzo? 10 teamer redraft– they have Neil Walker at MI…

    Fair?

  203. Jon says:
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    Justin Turner or Jace Peterson at MI?

  204. goodfold2 says:
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    i don’t know who had to lose a job to give this guy at bats this time, but the BIG FRAU GAU is back!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: lisper platoonmate apparently.

  205. Funscombe says:
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    10 man Head to head league, had someone inquire about one of my arms for Edwin Encarnacion. I’m currently winning the league standings by a few games.

    My pitching staff:

    Kershaw
    Cueto
    Bumgarner
    Lester
    E. Rodriguez

    Currently sitting on Corbin, Matz and Fernandez.

    Since Zimmerman went down, my 1B is Chris Colabello…who I’ve been pretty pleased with.

    Interesting fact: The guy who is offering me just acquired Edwin Encarnacion by trading his Tyson Ross…so I could argue that something in that ballpark would be a fair deal on precedent, whether its true or not.

    First, should I even consider a trade? If so, who should I look to deal?

    He’s a nice piece for sure, but I’m not sure if I want to ditch one of the pitching arms I’m relying on carrying me through the second half, AND a healthy 1B hitting .347 for a guy who is obviously playing through an ailment of some kind and who is hitting .236…regardless of the elite tier of baseball players he might reside in.

    (I wouldn’t necessarily have to drop Colabello if I traded for an arm, but he would be relegated to the bench.)

    What do you think, Razzballers? Should I even consider it? And if so, who should I offer!

    • Funscombe says:
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      @Funscombe: It’d be nice if I could deal one of my inactive players, but if anyone cares to weigh in offer a suggestion from my active pitchers too…in case he isn’t interested in a stasher.

  206. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    are we seriously have to be investing in hawkins again, isn’t it more likely somebody actually good like kahnle?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: eh, really ax man has been pretty good, his ERA is only now even getting somewhat close to his FIP (3.15).

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