Wikipedia says groupthink is, “A psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome.  Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.  Now spend forty minutes randomly popping around the internet until you somehow end up on an exercise video of Morgan Fairchild.”  I’m sure someone has already done this, but you know how there’s Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?  Why isn’t there an internet six degrees to tepid porn?  No matter where you are, you are six clicks from tepid porn.  Any hoo!  I was thinking about groupthink because of the comments on this site, but it’s more like groupspeak.  Just listen to what the groupspeak say.  Sometimes you get comments that can be helpful, even if they’re not intentionally trying to be helpful.  If you see ten to twenty random comments asking about Danny Duffy, a pattern emerges.  A beautiful snowflake pattern because every comment is different unless it’s a catcher question.  With that many people asking about Duffy, there might be something there.  So, I looked at his stats, and, J. Lo and behold, his peripherals are gorge.  In 43 IP, he has a 10.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9 and a 3.52 xFIP.  He’s there with a 95.7 MPH fastball and a change that is buckling hitters.  These are not waiver wire pitcher peripherals.  These are ace pitcher numbers.  I’d go pick him up right now…Which should only take you three clicks, so you have three more clicks to find Morgan Fairchild doing crunches.  Enjoy (or be careful)!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

James Paxton – This isn’t only about the Stream-o-Nator, but it does like Paxton’s next start.  The Stream-o-Nator also likes to stare out the window at couples holding hands.  Stream-o-Nator is so sad!

Matt Shoemaker – The Cobbler’s been on a nice run of late, and the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start too.  By the by, if he has a daughter, he should name her, Peaches, so she can be a Fruit Cobbler.

Jon Gray – Likely too late to pick him up for his start today vs. the Padres, but I don’t hate Gray in his next start in Miami either.  Grey in Miami be having some fun too!  Hitting The Clevelander, roller blading in jorts, doing tequila shots with a gang of Cuban gangsters that don’t like pickles except when they’re on Cuban sandwiches and we laugh and high five and decide it’s best if we remember the night we had together but don’t friend each other on Facebook.

Blake Snell – I just went over him this morning.  Don’t make me go back there!

Will Harris – A.J. Hinch said, ‘Harris was the pickup for fantasy baseballers (<–Grey’s mom’s term!),’ but what if he secretly despises fantasy baseball and is messing with us?  I kinda hope so, because I secretly despise him.  Why?  It’s a secret!

Brandon Kintzler – As Paul Molitor flipped through photos of his 39-game hitting streak, he said Kintzler and Fernando Abad would see save chances.  Could be a committee, we’ll call them Branando Kintzbad.

Hunter Strickland – There’s been no official change at the top of the Giants’ closer pyramid, but the fantasy Sphinx likes Strickland and Gearrin.  The fantasy Sphinx also needs a new nose.

Evan Gattis – Now has catcher eligibility everywhere, and should be owned everywhere.  “Sing it, Black Box, ‘Everywhere everywhere!'”  Silence.  “I don’t care if your song is Everybody, Everybody.  I paid you $300 to have you sing whatever I want!”

Matt Adams – Maury Povich addressing the audience, “Today, we’re joined by plus-sized models whose lifelong dream was to be in the now discontinued Victoria’s Secret catalog.”  Matt Adams plays to the crowd, “We had dreams, Maury!”

Yangervis Solarte – The Hitter-Tron likes Solarte this weekend, and it also likes massaging carburetors.

Tommy Joseph – Finally, a TJ we can get excited about, said everyone who has had Tommy John surgery or has been to Tijuana.

Brandon Moss – On pace for around 30 HRs in about 380 at-bats.  If you just platoon him in and out of your lineup, Jarrod Dyson plus Moss is a 30/30 player (sure, with about 60 runs and RBIs).

A.J. Reed – I already gave you my A.J. Reed fantasy.  It was written while watching The Price is Right, thinking about how suicidal Drew Carey must be.  Let this man self-medicate!

Jurickson Profar – I was shocked to see he was only owned in 40% of leagues.  Compared to most waiver wire middle infielders, I *pinkie to mouth* Profar him.

Tim Anderson – Was called up by the White Sox to take over the starting shortstop job as Jimmy Rollins was DFA’d, though it should be DGAF’d.  Or DGAFYHBGS2012.  In my post of shortstops to target in drafts in March, I highlighted, Ketel Marte, Segura, Villar, Story and Tim Anderson.  Pretty good company as Three’s Company was called by audiences once Suzanne Somers left.  By the by, Suzanne Somers 69 years old and still smoking hot!  Okay, not smoking or hot, but still.  Anderson had 49 bases with five homers last year in Double-A with a .312 average and has continued to do the same this year in Triple-A.  He’s likely a solid batting average bat with 40 steals in the majors.  I looked to grab him in every league.

Whit Merrifield – Hey, it’s the Christian Garbage Pail Kid, Whit Merrifield!   “I’ll trade you my Whit Merrifield for your Joy Churchitime.”

Javier Baez – For the longest time — Eek!  Now I have Billy Joel stuck in my head! — people were owning Baezinga when they had no business owning him.  He was either in the minors or on the bench, and people were thrilled to stash him.  Now, he’s actually playing and he’s available everywhere.  For the longest time!  Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

Jake Lamb – Taking you so long to get Lamb, your shawarma’s cold and the tahini is like dried glue.  Wait, that’s not tahini.  Gross!

Pedro Alvarez – You know the Hitter-Tron‘s got a metal rod for all sexy metal holes, but it’s also crazy about Alvarez on the reg.  Yeah, I said on the reg.  Deal with it!

Jhonny Peralta – Superfluous H is like a superfluous nipple, only helpful.

Trayce Thompson – Once, twice, Trayce times a hot schmotato.  Though, he could be even more than a schmotato, but without owning him you will never know (not true but raises the stakes).

Byron Buxton – Since he was called back up to the majors, I’ve owned him.  I tell you this because my shrink says I should share more.  Also, it shows that you need to give some guys time on your team.  If you just shuffle from player to player, you’re likely just collecting a bunch of 1-for-4’s without allowing anyone to get hot.

Hyun-soo Kim – Was a bit touch and go early on like a game of tag with Gary Glitter, but now he’s being protected against lefties and has been hitting insanely well vs. righties.

Albert Almora – I already gave you my Albert Almora fantasy.  It was written while pretending to not hear Cougs tell me to take out the trash.  Millionaire Dollar Idea Alert!  There should be an app that hears certain words then rings your phone.  For example:  Your wife tells you to take out the garbage, your phone hears the word ‘garbage,’ and your phone rings so you can say, “Sorry, honey, I have to take this.”

SELL

Jose Abreu – I hate selling low.  It’s the worst.  (I just sounded like Trump in my head.  “Because you, Gary Busey, chose to sell low, I’m firing you.”)  But, Giancarlo, gives me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change Abreu and the wisdom to know the difference, and please let Giancarlo get hot, but that’s a different story.  The only bright spot to selling low on Abreu would be if this jinxes Abreu into coming around.  Though, mentioning that likely dooms him to continue to suck.  The dreaded reverse reverse jinx.  Though, mentioning the reverse reverse jinx might re-reverse it.  The reverse reverse reverse jinx?  I’m getting dizzy.  Let’s look at the Player Rater and be realistic about this.   Steve Pearce, Byung-ho Park, Joe Mauer, Matt Adams have been about as valuable as Abreu this year.  Hanley’s been almost twice as valuable as Abreu, and Hanley’s been painfully boring (poring?).  Even if Abreu beats those guys, does he become a top five 1B as he was drafted?  That seems unlikely.  If you can trade Abreu for a piece, grab Matt Adams and/or Brandon Moss, you should be better off.  I’m not saying trade Abreu for a shepherd’s pie made of actual shepherds, but I would explore options.

  1. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    in a 12 where i have walker/segura/villar and have been holding t.turner (since he’ll count as 2B/SS in yahoo if/when he actually plays) guessing anderson not needed, as i’m never benching villar now since he’s achieved his great SB projections right? 2 utils, but ortiz lives in one of those and have enough OF to play the other one. also can’t move villar to 3B with frazier there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  2. Nick says:
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    Hey grey – I need an of bat and saves. I can pickup Doolittle, Brett Gardner, conforto or Adam eaton. It’s a keeper league so I’m heavily considering conforto but I’m not sure what to do here. Any thoughts?

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: it’s an obp league by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  3. Riles says:
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    ROS Porcello, Paxton, the Cobbler? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  4. J-Money says:
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    Afternoon old friend,

    12 team 6V6 OPS and K/9…Currently have Lawrie at 2B/SS…Odor holding down 2B and Kang at SS…

    OF – Cespedes, Myers, J. Upton, Yelich, JBJ, Krush, Choo (DL)
    SP – Arrieta, Thor, Matz, A. Sanchez, Giu, Shoemaker, McCullers, Roark and Wright

    Was offered Kinsler for JBJ and Wright, thoughts? Looking to move on from Brett..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  5. Knighttown says:
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    I want to grab Colome for that coveted SP eligibility in my Yahoo 12 team daily 5×5.

    Woul you offer Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Knighttown: It would take more than Liriano for me to give up that tastey SP closer. What else you got?

  6. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in what might be a bigger call up than anderson for those of us who are
    1. in deep as F leagues
    2. can’t add tim anderson since it’s too deep and we traded him away months ago
    3. need bullpen help (and kintzler/abad aren’t exactly “good”)
    4. have a lot of RP slots

    chargois just came up. this guy in preseason was owned by 3 different owners in the span of maybe 2 weeks. a 4th even into season for about 2 days. even with the 5 NA’s nobody kept him, but waiting on V2 to get DL and having to bring up urias to make any moves let me lose grabbing kintzler anyway. now hopefully this guy can take that pen over in about 3 weeks (will wait longer of course)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: but why do they use the term “recall” on a guy who they just admitted will be his first time up? somebody fail english, not unpossible.

    • knucks says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Chargois… Hadn’t even heard of him until you brought him up.

      You’re obvi playing in far deeper leagues than I am. But I’m gonna add him after missing out on the rest of the Twins pen (if only to mess with my leaguemates heads a bit). I’ve sharked them all before on plenty of adds because of Grey and the rest of the Razz community. Thanks for the tip.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @knucks: smokey mentioned him in preseason, he’s hugely upside better than anybody MIN has (along with burdi, not the just drafted one, the older one). yeah, this is for 20 team league with holds and k/9 and 7 RP per team. since late last year i’ve traded away all of jeffress (pre closer)/melancon/k-rob and am left with only tolleson/giles who might even have saves, figured going into season 2 closers were fine. don’t have dyson and kinda don’t want to pay for him either, even with team being based around TEX (have to have min 9 TEX players at all times. but i have ALL of their hitting prospects, darvish/tolleson/diekman)

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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: got busted for a 67.50 era today lol. obviously one appearance doesn’t make or break but its not a great start. i’m also in a deep AF league with no closers so i’m eager to hear more about random guys.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Zain: only reason people have been fading him is that he missed the last 2 years with surgeries, has torn minors up

  7. PancakeMaker says:
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    Drop Tazawa for Gearrin in 16 team dynasty? Have Osuna/Melancon for saves; Taz, Thornburg, Barraclough, Herrerra, and Oh for holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  8. Robert says:
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    Duffy or Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    whew, can’t believe i got up on this this late and still got anderson in 4/5 of leagues where it was a good idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: crap, i forgot i could’ve dropped d.travis for him in yet another league where he was sucked up about 20 minutes after the 12:14 comment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well

  10. John says:
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    Anderson or Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Anderson

  11. Scott says:
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    So now I have Salvador Perez and Evan Gattis. Try to move one for some pitching? About what level should I shoot for?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Scott: Shoot for the stars…don’t be upset when you get lightning bugs.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott: look at the rosters of teams that are in bad shape with catchers.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: don’t just send out offers to any team that has a pitcher you want, unless you are in some kind of non-competitive league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco?

  12. Scott says:
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    Duffy over Chen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  13. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, should I drop AJ Reed or Segura to pickup Leonys? 8 category weekly league (OBP, TB, HR, XBH, R, RB, SBI & Ks). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  14. Warren says:
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    Drop any of these guys for Duffy?

    Archer (sad face)
    Fulmer
    Shoemaker
    Pomeranz
    McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  15. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Man, I wish I didn’t have a completely unreasonable hatred towards players who screwed me in prior years, otherwise I could see picking up Moss for some dingers.

    Out of the Pirates minor league wonders, prefer Glasnow or Tallion for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  16. Nick says:
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    @Grey: would u have said the same if it wasn’t a keeper league?

  17. William Hung says:
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    finally some love for Duff Man – I’ve been pumping him up for weeks now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hung!

  18. Bobbo says:
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    Would you drop Gausman, McCullers or C-Mart for Duffy? or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaus

  19. LucroyMyCespedes says:
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    Eickoff or Conley over Tomlin? Yup, i gets deep!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

  20. Richard says:
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    I have an open UTIL roster spot after doing a 2 for 1 trade. Roto 5×5 10 team league. In what order should I pick these guys up? I am seeking best player available, not targeting specific stats.

    Ketel Marte
    Javier Baez
    Tim Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  21. Pete says:
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    start/sit:
    kennedy at chicago (sale)? stream is -5.8
    gausman at toronto (estrada) stream is -0.7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit/Sit

  22. knucks says:
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    Doesn’t seem like its been an entire calendar year since we were buying up some shares of Jace.

    Recalled from the G-Barves today, batting 7th against the Cubbies. You know you’re playing for a black hole of a ball club, when you get recalled after batting .186 across 110 PA’s in AAA. My god.

    Barves having a solid draft though!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @knucks: i remember doing that in may or so too last year in deep leagues, back around same time able to grab maybin in that same league, not like this year, where he was just stashed (after i dropped him when depthcharts had him on bad side of platoon with gose)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Michael Jace?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hahah he’s not getting called anywhere, except for maybe an xmas conjugal. Wait, I don’t think they give those to wife killers… How would that work?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That brings up a good point… What does jail do with gay marriage conjugals?

  23. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Segura or Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  24. Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem says:
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    Latest Stanton trade update: 5×5 10 team Roto nonkeeps

    Give: Stanton, Jansen, Melancon
    Get: Kershaw, Verlander, A Miller

    Jansen and Melancon are my only two SV getters and I’m currently second to last in SVs anyways and trading with the guy who’s last in SVs. Pull the trigger, get Kershaw, sell on Stanton and worry about closers off WW’s and trades?

    OF-Stanton, Betts, Marte, Trumbo, Heyward, Mazara
    SP-J Gray, J Ross, Ar Sanchez, Garcia, Hill, Shoe, Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw side

      • Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem says:
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        @Grey: stanton for harvey or price or sale better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than Kershaw?

          • Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem says:
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            @Grey: As in: Is trading Stanton straight up for Harvey, Price or Sale better than trading Stanton Jansen and Melancon for Kershaw Verlander and Miller?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Kershaw

  25. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Velasquez went on the DL. SO i need to pick up another pitcher. my choices are as follows:

    Paxton
    Davies
    Colon
    Bauer

    or Bring up Snell from minors – If he gets called up as you say

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: paxton has most forthcoming start, and he’s likely to say him anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  26. assy says:
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    buxton over odubel, baez over villar? yay/nay? grey?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @assy: villar ober alles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nay nay

  27. Muskysmell says:
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    Whoa that “57 Shameless People & Selfies Fails” pic has got me all tingly in my pantsly

    Anyhoo, Jose Abreu on your Sell list….I haz sad…I stuck with him for so damn long this year…

    Btw, you stashing Bregman at all yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not stashing anywhere

  28. Robert says:
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    Stanton and Nola for Betts. Which side wins?

  29. Great White North says:
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    Grabbed me some Tim Anderson in an RCL just as Manny gets ready for suspension. Sweat!

    1) Napoli or Matt Adams?
    2) Is Anderson a better DH than those in Question #1 if I need power and speed equally?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams… Anderson… Different things

  30. True and Correct says:
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    Grey, please rank Bum, Cueto, Darvish, Salazar, Carrasco ROS.
    Also please rand Polanco, Piscotty, Duvall.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks fine

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. John says:
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    Kinda dumb question, should hit the casino instead but there are few factors that could be used, im doing my best and cant figure it out. Which 4 closers start tonight, in close points battle with #2 team….hard to predict saves lol

    Jansen Familia Jefress Mcgee Harris Colome

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @John: Jansen Familia Mcgee Harris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Harris or McGee

      • John says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking not Harris, and jeffress, why thinking no mcgee

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with you prefer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

    • knucks says:
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      @ERad: Sick, nice post! They killlled Brooklyn Bowl earlier this year.

  32. Soria Wong says:
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    Anderson over Superfluous H? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  33. True and Correct says:
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    Would you drop Stanton for Polanco ?

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Mr. Snrub: Naaagh, it’s my salary cap points league. Polanco is $600k cheaper. Don’t think ANYONE is dropping Giancarlo in draft leagues, though he really has SUCKED and that’s an understatement.

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @True and Correct: You definitely want Polanco. Isn’t there anyone else on your team you could drop?

      • True and Correct says:
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        @swaggerjackers: Not really. Need an o.f.

      • True and Correct says:
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        @swaggerjackers: It’s a salary cap league where I carry 9 o.f.’s on my team, constrained only by salary. Other o.f.’s are Trout, JDM, Harper, Cain, Betts, Springer, Blackmon, and Mazara (who’s $1 mil. as opposed to Stanton’s $3 mil.).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Only thing about Alvarez this week : Lefty on Sat , Tue and Thurs. Mon Off.

  35. William Hung says:
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    @Gray: Paxton, Shoemaker, Gray in that order? FYI – Eno Harris has a nice breakdown of Paxton’s new mechanics over at Fangraphs… Throwing 99-100 is def a speculative add

  36. Mr. Snrub says:
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    *Returns from watching 3 hours of Superstar Billy Graham, Big John Studd, Andre the Giant documentaries due to your previous write-up*
    *Reads new write-up, enjoys*
    *Googles Suzanne Somers*
    Blech!
    *Googles Morgan Fairchild*
    Still do-able! That or I’m nearing mid-life crisis and in need of “some strange”…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  37. Ryan says:
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    Home Runs weighted heavily as we get points for total bases, which catcher would you choose for the rest of this season in a 10 team, 14 player keeperleague:
    Weiters, R. Martin, or JT Realmuto (Gattis is available too)
    Also who to drop:
    T. Thompson, Matt Duffy, Aaron Judge

    I am currently riding without a catcher and those 4 are available on the waiver wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin… Judge

  38. Scott says:
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    Which one of these OoFs should I let go?
    Polanco
    Ozuna
    Myers
    Parra
    Saunders
    Rajai Davis
    Trayce Thompson

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  39. Zeus says:
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    Grey you are right. I started by searching for Tim Anderson and five minutes later I’m nude looking at pictures of a young Loni Anderson. Speaking of such, I have Semien as my SS in a couple of leagues, would Tim be an improvement?

    • Joe shmoe says:
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      @Zeus: Lonnie Anderson nude???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See! Yeah Tim

  40. Claybo says:
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    Baez or trea turner ros?

    Duffy or Archie Bradley?

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Claybo: I’d go Turner, Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez… Duffy

  41. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

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

    Which side ROS in my points league?

    Posey and Salazar for Cole and Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  42. D'arnaudoubt says:
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    Trade JBJ for Gattis?

    Seems lopsided but looks like Bradley is cooling off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  43. Charlie says:
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    Would you drop either Carlos Gomez or Heyward for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        How about one of Porcello, Gausman, Marco Estrada?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gaus

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  44. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Start Ian Kennedy tonight @CHW (Sale) or roll the dice that Salazar is back Sunday as planned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  45. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey:

    1) Damn, I own Abreu in all three of my leagues. Very disappointing.
    2) In an OBP format, which two MIs would you roll with between Aledmys, Ketel Baez, and Anderson?
    3) Which pitcher do you like better between Archy, and Duffy?
    4) I felt really good walking into my draft this season with Stanton, Abreu, and Goldy as my keepers. Here’s hoping Goldy can continue to carry the team while these other schlubs try to get hot.
    5) Domingo back on the DL. Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Diaz… Archer…

  46. Burt says:
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    Paxton or Shoemaker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  47. Re-Pete says:
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    If I were going to trade one of Chris Dickerson, Jurickson Profar, or Eduardo Nunez (currently roster depth for me), can you please rank them in order of most value to least? 16-team H2H points league. I’m not sure which one to offer first. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Programs, Nunez

      • Re-Pete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks to you and your awesome ‘stache!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Scooter G says:
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    Would you prefer Duffy over all of the pitchers you listed?

    Would you prefer Beltran over all of the hitters in 5×5 obp h2h or is there one listed there you prefer?

  49. chris says:
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    would you drop odorizi for duffy? in an RCL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  50. Hugman says:
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    Please rank! 12 team yahoo OPS roto
    Adams, Piscotty (cooled off dramatically of late), Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Adams

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: What about Reed? Based on a past question I asked I’m guessing Piscotty, Reed, Adams?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  51. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    Have you traded Stanton from any teams or are you holding on and if ya for what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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        @Grey: “Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand.” -Luke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  52. Jack says:
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    Napoli, K. Davis, or Freeman in Utility spot? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Freeman

  53. Bread n Mustard says:
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    If I offer Abreu for Sano would I be selling Abreu too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  54. Matt says:
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    Drop Velasquez for Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  55. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. abreu or votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  56. crushbombs says:
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    j baez or schoop ros OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  57. smegma says:
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    Been holding on to some guys and might need to make some SP rosterbation. 12 teamer with rps can start as sps.

    I have:
    Corbin
    E-Rod
    Ventura (def dropping)
    Leake
    Guerra

    WW guys:
    Shoe
    Duffy
    Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Shoe… Corbin, Ventura

  58. ADUP says:
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    Drop Rasmus or Semien or neither for Anderson? All on bench used for off day starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  59. Count de Monetball says:
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    Drop either Pomeranze or fulmer for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  60. DonnieB says:
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    Wainwright looked good last night. Think he can keep it together? If one had to drop a pitcher would it be Waino,Gio, Hendricks,Casilla or McGee? I also want to know if one just drops Eaton who has been pretty “Meh”? Take a flyer on first good OF prospect when called up over him? Thanks as always,Grey. You are the King of Lotharios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  61. Dal says:
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    12 team H2H Dynasty. Which side do you prefer:

    Heyward/Soler/Kepler
    for
    JD Martinez/Matz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jd

  62. Mike Honcho says:
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    Drop Stroman for Duffy in a 12 Team Roto??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. Geo says:
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    Thoughts on Daniel Mengden vs. Reds this weekend? Worth a start, or speculative add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold for now

  64. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I’m in a 6×6 head to head league, looking to explore offensive changes. The stats are R, HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, and SBN. Here’s my current roster:

    C: Castillo
    1B / 3B / CI: Frazier, Trumbo, Lamb
    2B / SS / MI: C Seager, Cano, Andrus
    OF: Fowler, Betts, Tomas, Blackmon, Pederson
    UTIL: T Thompson, Saunders
    Bench Stashes: Snell, Taillon, AJ Reed, Alex Bregman

    Here are my questions:
    1) Should I drop Castillo? He’s been struggling. Hermann and J Castro are available. So are Russell Martin (I dropped him earlier) and Iannetta.
    2) Should I drop Andrus and pick up Tim Anderson?
    3) Should I drop Tomas and / or Pederson and pick up Tommy Joseph, Seth Smith, or Paolo Orlando?

    Thanks, as always, for your help.

    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yes 3 tomas for Joseph

  65. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Dozier, Neil Walker, or DJ Lemahieu if you knew you were stuck with them for the rest of the year?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  66. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Paxton or Urias RoS? Danny Duffy was picked up already.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax…

  67. Mo Buckets says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Painful to watch Stanton pile up golden sombreros but trying to keep the faith! Need a little SB help in a 12 team H2H league. Ok to drop Schoop for Anderson?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. Mcgaffer says:
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    Trade help
    My gattis and freeman for votto?

    Have Sal Perez….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  69. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly redraft. abreu for harvey? eek.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  70. alps88 says:
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    would you drop Rodon for either Duffy or Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  71. Himom says:
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    Drop Steve Pearce or Valencia to activate Leonys Martin?

    Or drop CC to make a bench bat shituation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  72. Rusty Arms says:
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    What do you think about Abreu for Sonny Gray straight up. I need a starter! Do you think Gray has a chance to straighten things out. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible

  73. Chris says:
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    Jon gray or paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  74. Chris says:
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    Do you think iglesias will be the next reds closer assuming he get thru his rehab ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  75. Can't Cutch This says:
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    Offered choice of Conforto or Pillar in exchange for E-Rod (12 Team 5×5 Roto w/ OBP: Keeper League) Can control any one of the 3 for 4 years at $10. Trade or Hold? (Need an OF due to Santana on DL) Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  76. Ciwa says:
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    Drop C-mart for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  77. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Time for another weekly edition of pick-a-streamer. Please rank the following:

    Roark vs. PHI (Nola)
    Paxton vs. Tex (Lewis)
    Fulmer @ NYY (Pineda)
    Duffy @ CWS (Carroll)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks fine

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: wow, let me join those leagues.

  78. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade Chris Archer $11 who can only be kept this year for Blake Snell who is $2 this year and next year and then signable to a deal at a rate of $5 per year thereafter. So 2 years and he would be $12, 3 years $17 etc. I’m 6-3 this year and in win now mode. I feel like Archer could have made the disgraceful list but maybe he is figuring it out this year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. chris says:
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    in a 10 team h2h points keeper league (keeper rounds in parenthesis) would you do my abreu (13), segura (17), heyward (4) and odorizi(16) for his villar (20) cargo(7) and archer(3)?

    I would pick up duffy as well so net gain is villar cargo archer and duffy and net loss is abreu segura heyward and odorizi.

    I have goldy so abreu is my utility and i am trying to replace heyward, hence going after cargo. i would keep trea turner (20) if i do trade abreu.

    Thanks for helping with the loaded question!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

  80. Noons says:
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    Start trayce vs cueto or villar vs Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  81. Dommattingly says:
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    Schoop or Baez? Odorizzi or Gio G?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop…Odor

  82. Taco says:
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    5×5 obp : would you deal kemp, Nola and liriano for Joey bats, Lester and Vince Velazquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side

  83. Geo says:
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    Sub Anderson or Aledmys in for Correa tonight? Or wait to see if he plays tomorrow? Once I make the sub I have to stick with it for the remainder of the period.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  84. dem ribbies says:
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    Duffy and Pax are avail in my 10 teamer.

    have Ian Kennedy, Mike Leake and Jaime Garcia. you drop any of those 3 for Duffy and/or Pax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake and Garcia

  85. griff says:
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    12 dynasty and I have deep pitching. I have Greinke and probably won’t be able to keep him next season due to his salary. I need a bat for future. Other guy has stanton (has a lower salary) and needs pitching. Is Greinke for Stanton a good offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • griff says:
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        @Grey: giving up too much or is it a crappy offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Stanton over Greinke

  86. dem ribbies says:
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    not sure if these rumors are substantiated, but according to this guy (who reportedly broke the Stanton contract news), Yankees and Cubs are rumored to be discussing sending Chapman to CHC for Baez, Warren and a prospect.

    do you add Miller/Baez now and ask questions later? or is this probably not true?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably not true, but Miller should be owned anyway, and likely Baez

  87. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Hold/drop Wacha and Stroman for Paxton, Duffy, Shoemaker, J. Gray, Iwakuma, Pineda, Rodon, Eovaldi, Bauer

    For me, this is a make it break start tonight for Wacha. I’m watching the game live on MLBN. Stroman gets the Phillies next, so he gets a little more leash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess see what happens with Wacha

  88. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    with this
    16 teamer where i just lost V2 and hill. have only 2 DL spots. hits, OPS, holds, QS added and 35 min innings per week h2h.
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) duvall/saunders/rajai
    util (2) upton/kim
    BN carlos santana
    DL sano/pollock
    NA reed
    SP liriano/straily/chen/thor/hendricks/junior guerra/V2/hill
    keep 6 and going into year keepers were upton/pollock/thor/goldy/torenado/sano, odor probably replaces one of those now.

    1. looks like i gotta drop which one of hill/V2 (at least), SP “options” being (only 4 moves per week): ERV/m.gonzalez/boyd/lamb/miley

    does news of V2’s MRI coming back clean change that answer, or was it simply more about Hill just being better than V2 for a while (plus the shutdown of V2 at some point anyway)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. VV…. Miley Hill’s better

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: yeah, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t about that V2’s injury seems worse, esp before the MRI.

  89. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    MF’er, cole yanked, i’m watching it and i have no idea. only have him in one league, but absolutely no DL spots there, and since i’m in 9th (roto dynasty) i’m not really F’ing with dropping DL guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  90. Chud says:
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    Love the buy section but I have Abreu n have to sit on him……anyway big 10 team full keeper league trade offer:

    I get Bryce Harper. He gets Arrieta.

    It hurts my SP but I can replace Arrieta w/ Duffy.

    Good move?

    Thanks!

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Chud: arrieta side should be giving more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harper

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Chud: Hope you got it. Harper side by a mile

  91. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Cole pulled in the top of the 3rd with no argument. Not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh why can’t I have anything nice

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: May as well grab Taillon or Glasnow for that something nice and new.

        What are you thoughts on Popstar? Think I’m going to see it tomorrow. Not the biggest Samberg fan, but its received good reviews.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Samberg usually but did like parts of the seven day tennis match on HBO… I’d see Popstar, people have elements that are funny

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Yeah that tennis thing was pretty funny. I’ll give it a try to at least avoid an argument. I’m finding a good, depressing doc after this game. Might search through that top 100 list.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let me know what you find… Thinking of renting hail Caesar… You see it?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: No I haven’t, I’ve been really bad at movies lately. Too much amazing free tv to watch.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear that… So few movies compared to TV in recent years

  92. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    “Hold/drop Wacha and Stroman for Paxton, Duffy, Shoemaker, J. Gray, Iwakuma, Pineda, Rodon, Eovaldi, Bauer

    For me, this is a make it break start tonight for Wacha. I’m watching the game live on MLBN. Stroman gets the Phillies next, so he gets a little more leash”

    1) So is Stroman still a hold over those options?

    2) How would you rank the top 3 options available.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Pax, Gray

  93. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    I just placed Billy Hamilton on the DL and George Springer immediately stole a base, as if to say, “I got’chu.”

    Used my open slot to pick up Danny Duffy. Great article. Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, thanks!

  94. rick says:
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    As one of those duffy commenters, I want him

    Trayce and scrub for Duffy and Eaton?

    Feel like its a win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Win

  95. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Pick two

    Jhonny/ Baez/ Semien

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Jhonny

  96. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I <3 Wilson Ramos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I could heart him

  97. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Why is Big Papi allowed to do PHDs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s just postbacceraluate

  98. Jerry says:
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    Grey go Oddorizi or Pom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  99. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Benched Tommy Joseph against my Strasburg, double ouch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  100. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

    Ruh roh I have pending offer where I’m getting Cole for Salazar and Posey since I picked up Gattis to replace Posey… I knew it was too good to be true and I literally told the guy I’d accept it once Cole makes it through his start unharmed and then he leaves in the top of the 3rd!? Do I still accept it? I have Hill in my DL spot so if he needs a DL stint I suppose I could cut Hill?

    My staff looks like this right now:

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
    (3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances
    Bench: (McCullers, Walker, Gray)
    (1) DL: Hill

    I’d wanna accept before 10pm tonight so I can pickup one of Duffy, Paxton before their starts tomorrow night… Should I cut Gray now to add one of them? And how you rank Duffy, Paxton, Gray, Shoemaker, Bradley in my points league? I think based on the comments I have them ranked right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t take Cole now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah but didn’t look good

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Really? I just watched it but couldn’t tell how bad it looked?

            http://m.mlb.com/news/article/183302878/gerrit-cole-leaves-game-against-cardinals

            I finally pull off a trade dealing Posey after picking up Gattis and now this… I wonder who I should go after next for my combo of Posey and Salazar? Any ideas? The same team who was dealing me Cole also has Kluber, Archer, Keuchel, S. Gray, Nola and J. Ross while another team with Realmuto at catcher has guys like Thor, Sale, Hammels, and Aaron Sanchez but I doubt I can get any of them…

            • ebudz says:
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              @ebudz: That was Hammel* btw… typo.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wait to hear what is going on with Cole

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i watched it on TV and just saw it again from that highlight, didn’t look like anything to me (not saying these things usually do of course). it sounds bad of course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Triceps anything isn’t great likely, but we’ll see

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @goodfold2: i wouldn’t have dealt K Zar for Cole straight up. Cole isn’t as good as Danny bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Gray for Duffy

  101. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Knee-jerk question but McCullers is a hold in 11 tm correct? Out of your buys, would you want Shoemaker, Paxton, Gray, or Snell?

    Have a great weekend Grey! Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want McCullers

      • Reid-A-Book says:
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        @Grey: Alright I’ll step back from the ledge. As for the other guys who would you want the most?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Shoemaker or Paxton… Depends on matchups

      • Reid-A-Book says:
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        @Grey: sweet deal! Thank you sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. ty says:
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    Hi, would you…. drop either stroman or rodon for the duffman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. muskysmell says:
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    McCullers is killing me….you would think he would’ve been good for a start against the hapless Rays

    UGH.

    I kept this guy on my bench all year long for this shit.

    • muskysmell says:
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      HAHAHAHAHAH thank you CREW CHIEF REVIEW MAN

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahaha

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Grey: this probably references the longo HR that turned into a DB, but maybe not.

  104. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    The Peter O’Brian call up for Arizona has my interest…I own him in a couple Dynastys. ..has plenty of power…hopefully it translates

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: in 225 at bats in AAA he’s hitting 330 with 17 homers, 52 RBI, 43 runs..only thing to watch is is K% is about 27%..he needs to clean that up a bit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he plays

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Word

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wanted to grab him in my NL-Only

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: yeah I feel he needs to get off to a fast start if he’s going to stick

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not sure where they’re gonna play him

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Me either but gotta think they will or why even bring him up..we shall see

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  105. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    was this just an espn problem, but how did a longo HR turn into a doubleplay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Replay

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: the places i got longo vs the places i got colors colors (i FINALLY got what that’s from, i knew it was cube, but i didn’t realize it was the song from the movie “colors”, “F you pacman!”)

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: is such that i’d rather have that HR come back, even though i have more longo leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ice T, not Cube

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Grey: always get the ice’s mixed up, unless i see them, then i have them straight

  106. Los locos says:
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    Grey, what’s sabbathia doing different? Pitching good for month now. Believeable? Thinking of dropping Roark or odorrizzi him. Thoughts ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Los locos: He stopped drinking..sobered up….and realized he had to have a different approach

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Odor

  107. So, emmemba when Harper was the hottest player on the planet…and I kept saying chill on the Harper hype…I needs more Arenado hype…he’s better! Those were good times on lonely island!

    In other news, I was awoken early this mid afternoon by someone walking down the street in a Batman cape screaming I am the walrus coo-coo-cachoo…I am the walrus coo-coo-cachoo…I am the walrus coo-coo-cachoo…I am the walrus coo-coo-cachoo…he was feeling me…

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Wake Up:
      No idea what you’re saying but if you’re implying Bryce Harper needs to start getting his ass in gear, I totally co-sign it

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wake Up: Ha Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Arenado in a few leagues and Harper nowhere so I’m down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW that was me in the cape, my bad

  108. muskysmell says:
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    Wilson Ramos….this guy has been a godsend, hasn’t he?

    Lasik ftw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  109. Braveulysses says:
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    10 team nl only keeper roto league. $260 draft budget

    I am in the middle of the pack and need some pitching I think.

    I give thor $10

    I get cmart $7
    Conley $10
    Votto $40

    I have belt Duda and moss for 1b and util. Real question is how big of an upgrade is Votto from moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  110. Braveulysses says:
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    Who do you bench for the majority of ROS, heyward pederson moss revere

    • Braveulysses says:
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      @Braveulysses: nl only 5×5 roto obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You going out of the country?

      • Braveulysses says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha no. I’m just saying in a weekly roster league it’s been tough to try to guess who to bench. Just saying as a rule of thumb who would you bench. Moss has been too good and heyward has been so bad…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go by matchups

  111. Murph says:
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    Please rank for ROS: TWalker, Duffy, taillon, Paxton
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Duffy

  112. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice man! Any big plans for the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I got signed up to go to the factory outlets tomorrow

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I scored some great stuff at a Gap outlet a few months back – bunch of linen shirts for like $3. Potluck on Lake Superior tomorrow for me – I’m like the token childless guy invited to these things so my friends with kids can remember what freedom is like.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Yeah, I bought $12 pants last year that I wear everywhere, they’re kinda awesome… And they were $12!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You?

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: so you get to stand around and watch your girl shop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joy indeed

  113. Chance Cumberling says:
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    Should I add Pineda or Paxton as a streamer? Would you cut Jon Gray to pick em up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, sure

  114. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: The answer to best starter tonight for daily fantasy was…. Bud Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course!

  115. Chance Cumberling says:
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    Thanks a heap……You like Paxton better than Cole Hamels this start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Paxton, Shoemaker, Gray in that order? Eno Harris from fangraphs did a nice piece for Paxton yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order works for me

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: After yesterday’s performances, would you revise from Paxton, Shoemaker, Gray to Shoemaker, Paxton, Gray? Or are all 3 just too similar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They are pretty similar

  117. Chance Cumberling says:
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    Perhaps I should have asked……Paxton, Pineda, Hamels or Duffy? Care to rank them fellas for the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels, Pax, Duffy

  118. goodfold2 says:
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    does TB have TWO colome’s? espn claims he came in in the 6th and now again in the 9th (after erasmo and cedeno went)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yep, espn is calling erasmo (only in the 6th when he came in with 1 out) colome.

  119. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop bench bat Neil Walker for O’Brien?

    Also Steve Wright or Teheran ?

    15 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you wanna try O’Brien go for it… Teheran

  120. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Would your order be Duffy, McCullers, Eickhoff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, Duffy

  121. moobs says:
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    David Peralta, Leonys, Krush Davis, Hanley.

    Drop one. Ugh.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @moobs:
      Who for? No other likely candidates?

      • moobs says:
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        @Can’t spell wRONg without Ron:

        Leonys coming off the IR.

        I’m actually in the midst of arranging a Hanley for Verlander deal. His hard hit % is atrocious. The HR swing is gone albeit the new approach more likely to produce a .280 avg. He currently has no business stayig in the 5 hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  122. Mike says:
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    Give up Trout for Stanton/Turner in dynasty? Which side wins?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Mike: Trout side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  123. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I gotta believe Taillon will be called back up with Cole’s triceps tightness and Nicasio pitching out of the pen tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  124. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    St. Louis – Top of 12th
    Juan Nicasio pitching for Pittsburgh

    Molina struck out swinging.
    Piscotty struck out swinging.
    Carpenter walked.
    Díaz intentionally walked, Carpenter to second.
    Wainwright hit for Broxton.
    Wainwright doubled to deep center, Carpenter and Díaz scored.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I had Nicasio in my lineup

  125. The Harrow says:
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    yep, there’s STL to load up runs on weak bullpens, where about at least 65% of their yearly runs come from. they’re the phil hellmuth of baseball (not in the whiny, annoying windbag sense)

    • VinWins

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      @The Harrow: They do score a lot in the 7th, 8th, and 9th (40.55% of their runs). But this is the first time they’ve scored in extra innings!

      • The Harrow says:
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        @VinWins: go back and look at runs per game against which teams, i did it the other day i’ll do it again, they score like 3 runs less against possible playoff teams rather than bad teams and/or bad bullpens. they also play down to the score, MANY of their runs are in useless situations (pad 4 more on when already up by 4 or more).

        • The Harrow says:
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          @The Harrow:
          against PIT, CUBS, WAS, LAD, SF (haven’t played NYM yet) they’ve played 26 games, scored 98 runs, AVG = 3.77 per game (to be fair, before CUBS recent series this number was around 3.25, so it’s gone up, with 6 of those coming off tired nicasio today. so could be 3.53). against everybody else they’ve played 35 games, scored 237 runs, AVG = 6.77,

          wow, so it’s EXACTLY 3 more runs per game so far.

          • VinWins

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            @The Harrow: Yeah, the Cards are not a good team. I imagine there are a few teams who score more runs against bad teams than they do the good ones.

            My original post was just intended to show how Adam Wainwright delivered the key blow in the 12th.

            • The Harrow says:
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              @VinWins: the pronounced amount of runs seems odd, but again, i’m not known as the numbers guy around here to prove my points.

              • The Harrow says:
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                @The Harrow: and your own point points to they load up against bad bullpens in general (or at least bullpens, but put that together with 3 more runs against bad teams and it’s pretty obvious), with that much % of their runs in 7-9th innings.

  126. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: So Giles struck out the side tonight – why couldn’t he have done that against Texas? You think he sniffs any save chances in the next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  127. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I forgot who discarded my comment about considering picking up Myers for Mazara, but Myers is en fuego right now and contributing across 5 cats – I think I need to start jumping on the bandwagon… the only person I can drop is Baez but then I’d have an OF of Marte, Polanco, Betts, Blackmon, Mazara and Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Baez

  128. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Miley still sucks even though he had a good game! 14 team league 5×5 roto h2h. Drop Miley and pick up Mengden or Dickey? Dickey has the Phillies next week. Mengden just got called up from AAA killed it in AA and AAA for the a’s. Doesn’t mean it will translate though I get it.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Play match ups…these are all streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mengden

  129. John Holden says:
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    Hey guys 5×5 keeper league. Which side?

    Thor and Conforto or Kluber,J Upton and Buxton
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John Holden: Thor/Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor

  130. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    would you rather own C Carter or K Davis ROS?
    12t redraft H2H R HR RBI SB AVG OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  131. jason bourne says:
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    Ah, the past 1/3 of the season SP list I’ve been looking for. Danke Schoen, Grey. I got 5 cyber beers that young Suzanne Somers was the naked chick on the bed at the end of Bullitt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  132. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    best stream of rest of week (one). losses and QS here.
    fiers @ TB 5.8
    grin and verrett @ MIL -5.6
    ray vs MIA 2.7
    moore vs HOU 4.5
    miley vs TEX .9
    leake @ PIT -10
    lamb vs OAK -3.9

  133. marimon says:
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    should i offer my liriano and tijuan for Carpenter? (My only 2nd is Schoop)
    I would then pick up Duffy. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @marimon: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Muskysmell says:
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    1) Well I said eff it and stashed Alex Bregman…I’m sitting pretty in first and can manage the wasted roster space…his minor league numbers are too sexy and borderline cartoonish and my completely baseless Spidey senses are telling me the Astros will call him up soon

    2) On a sidenote, I want to share with y’all a hilarious deal that went down in my keeper league: Francisco Liriano, Chris Tillman and Aledmys Diaz for Francisco Lindor and Drew Smyly.
    Why would anyone trade away a cheap keeper like Lindor is beyond me HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. That’s terrible

  135. Bobbo says:
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    You starting Duffy @CHW today? SON doesn’t like it at all $-10.1 think I’m going to roll the dice and start but wanted to hear what you thought.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give him a wheelie in some leagues, it’s not safe obviously

  136. JohnnySquid says:
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    Any thoughts on buying Peter O’Bruen for lads like me who are in deep leagues? Don’t know what AZs plan is but figuring if he’s up they give him ABs…

    • moobs says:
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      @JohnnySquid:

      Seems like the DBacks have 14 relevant Fantasy batters these days.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JohnnySquid: Hes worth a flyer, plenty of power…was killing AAA before call up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. moobs says:
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    Any examples of SP tier to target by offering Tim Anderson? 10 teamer h2h redraft.

    Is Anderson just streamer worthy? Gio or Kennedy or Leake type seem fair?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @moobs: Doubt you’ll get much in a 10 teamer right now…but yeah that type seems about right, unless you find someone that really wants him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re trading him for streamers?

  138. Razzball Junkie says:
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    Drop Trayce, Cast, Khris, or Nomar for Tommy Joseph? 12 team, H2H, OPS league. Thx!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Razzball Junkie: Id hold but if your looking for the first base option then Trayce would be the guy to replace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  139. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Any chance Liriano has a quality start today? Have had him cemented on my bench until he gets straightened out. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trust him

  140. Noons says:
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    Start Nola @washington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. philip says:
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    I’m in a league with walks as a 6th state and need help at 3rd and CI. Is AGon and Franco enough for Marte? I will have a hard time losing steals no matter what now.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  142. Bobbo says:
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    Strategy question for ya.
    I’m leading Ks 51-48, ERA 2.64-2.98, and WHIP 1.09-1.27.

    Opponent has no more pitchers remaining for the period and I’ve got Lester and Roark (sitting Duffy).

    Question is would you sit Lester (@ATL) and Roark (vs PHI) and maintain the edge in those categories or start them as they have good matchups?

    Thinking of starting Lester and sitting Roark. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Lester

  143. Wilsonian says:
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    Stanton for Marte in a keeper? I would get Marte for two more years after this one.

    Tried for Marte/Myers with my Stanton/JBJ and got shot down.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

  144. Bobbo says:
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    Last question for the day and thanks for all your help as always!

    With Khris Davis sitting, who’s the better play at utility?
    Freeman vs Cubs (arrieta)
    Maybin @ Yankees (tanaka)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  145. crushbombs says:
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    10 team league OPS
    your catcher is beef wellington

    someone offers you sal perez or gattis for valencia

    do you take the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  146. david says:
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    Hey!
    Tommy Joseph or they guy I’ve been rolling with Jason Castro? TJ is catcher eligible. This is a weekly lineup league.
    Castro has been losing pt to Gattis but still producing solid numbers….what cha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joseph

  147. Yankz1313 says:
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    Keeper league, 10 team 5×5 with OBP and qs. Which side do you like? Wil Myers, Jeanmar Gomez, and Craig Kimbrel for Miggy and DeGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  148. Running Frog says:
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    See and I assumed this would be about the other Duffy…

    Here’s the craziest stat you will see all week:

    Current home-road split for Matt Duffy:

    wRC+ Home: 153
    wRC+ Road: 9

    That’s not a typo. NINE.

    Better than Manny Machado at home, worse than Erick Aybar on the road.
    Dude is hitting .345 at home and .130 on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  149. Razzball Junkie says:
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    McGee on the DL. Who is the pickup? Motte, Estevez, Logan. Or maybe take a chance on Strickland or Gearrin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez could be it too, hard to say

  150. Nightmare says:
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    Sup Greylord! Team has been slumping last couple weeks

    1) Brian Mcann of TOmmy Joseph ROS?
    2) forsythe or Travis at 2nd?
    3) Freeman or Brett Gardner?
    4) Joe Ross or eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann… Devon… Freeman… Ross

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Travis looks like he might be getting dialed in today. Grilli was going to get the save op, but Encarnacion and Saunders foreclosed the situation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting

  151. muskysmell says:
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    Duffy’s day is done…he just broke his career high in strikeouts in a game with 10. His previous high was 9 which he matched in his previous start. He’s now struck out 38, walked 5 since being inserted into the rotation.

    Don’t love the 3 walks today but boy, he is looking like a STUUUUUDDDD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah looked damn good

  152. Johnc says:
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    Who would you drop for Tallion or would you hold??
    J Ross, Roark, Pom

    What is Hamel’s value these days. Been avoiding him as he looks like he could implode at any minute but anxious owner dangling him……Odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…sure Odubel

  153. JohnnySquid says:
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    Pick up Motte for saves in COL w/ McGee on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  154. SteveNZ says:
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    So all it needed was for me to bench Heyward. Why didn’t I think of that before.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @SteveNZ:
      Please keep him on your bench, my team depends on you~!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. Nightmare says:
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    Just traded my eovaldi, Nicasio, kimbrel for Joe ross and Jansen. I think I did pretty good.

    1)You agree?
    2) Now I have a couple pickups I can make. Which 2 you choosing. Paxton, Holland, Snell, Corbin, Shelby Miller, Bauer, nova, gallardo, Conley

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Nightmare:

      You did great! You got the best starting pitcher in the deal and Jansen and Kimbrel are a wash.

      I’d say Paxton and then there’s a whole lot of garbage there. Grab Snell since he’ll be up soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds solid 2. Pax, Snell

  156. muskysmell says:
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    The most hilarious thing about Heyward is that he’s actually not that far off from his typical season numbers (aside from his average).

    But it feels like he’s been so rotten all year round…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, sadly

  157. chris says:
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    Hey Grey
    I’ve been offered a trade:
    I give: Dyson and Wright
    I receive: Cozart and Vmart

    This is my team:
    C-Hundley
    1st-Abreu
    2-walker
    ss-Andrus
    3rd Carpenter
    CI-Encarn
    DH-Lind-Duda-Valbuena-Deshields-Pence-Norris
    OF-Polanco-Joc-Conforto-Kemp Saunders-Pence
    Sp-Carrasco-Matz-Liriano-Rodon-Wright-Ray-Mengdhen-Corbin-eickhoff-Gio-Alex Reyes
    RP-Krod-Dyson-Street
    I’m stubborn I still like my team even though I’m in 8th place in a 14 team league. I don’t like the idea of only having 2 closers because of injuries or lost jobs. Does Wright keep this up? I could counter? I have been lacking big time in steals maybe I should ask for some steals?

    Let me know,
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  158. Jacks says:
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    Forsythe or walker in 4×4? I’m leaning Logan. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  159. It was actually a true story…no way it was you…foot taller with no hair on lip, no hair on top, long hair in back, Batman cape, screaming as loud as you could imagine…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah doesn’t sound like me

  160. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Shoemaker or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thanks Gray i’ll go dump shoemaker for duffy

  161. Update:

    After Quintana’s dud…he’s still a top 20 SP
    Rodon…not rosterable
    I’m winning!

    The Salazar vs Kluber race is much, much tighter…you trying to squeeze into the Mom jeans that you used to wear in high school tight…bringing a girl back after a long night of drinking and not being able to open the pickle jar in front of her tight…so you “accidentally” drop it on the floor, forcefully, because a broken pickle jar with glass shards all over the kitchen leads to mediocre sex that leads to her crying about her kids, which leads me to picking through glass for a clean pickle…still winning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

      • @Grey: That’s what she said (when her kids started calling)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  162. Swfcdan says:
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    McGee to the DL. Is Estevez or Motte even worth any FAAB bid? Sounds like another closerousel situation. 12 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, maybe $1 on Estevez

  163. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Pineda or Mchugh??
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  164. Muskysmell says:
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    I was staring at my fantasy baseball live scoreboard page and I refreshed the page because I thought it was stuck on yesterday’s stats but nah, Xander just went 4/5 with a homer again

    • @Muskysmell: I have no idea what this means but I do think that that kid is going to be prettay, prettay good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F5!

  165. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    oh my god yahoo F’ed me again, i set lineups back about 10 hours ago, then went in to check on the hitters, i found it weird that i didn’t have duffy in in like 3 leagues, it’s since yahoo didn’t show duffy as starting today back at that time, i know it’s not me imagining that since in one league i list in notes what starters i have in which days, and duffy was listed as a sunday, gotta stop trusting yahoo, so instead of just wisler/nola/shoemaker today i should’ve had him too in my most important league. this is last time i’m doing this, i’ll have to actually check SON every day for my own starters, can’t trust the ^ next to the name (it probably was there by maybe noon, but i didn’t have time to check each league’s entire team page, having done the real work back 10 hours ago)

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Wake Up: some of those i never had and i think i must’ve lost the other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridiculous

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: worst part is in all my travels over the week using SON for many leagues i should’ve noticed duffy was saturday and adjusted this myself more than 11 or so hours ago. still b.s. as duffy wasn’t some last minute change, i’m pretty sure (wouldn’t be yahoo’s fault if he was last minute change of course)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, no last minute deal there

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Grey: yep, and they had the ^ next to his name for sunday ALL week. it’s why my note showed it for sunday, along with porcello and salazar, not today with shoemaker, wisler and nola. i set pitchers days in advance, and adjust if need be later. and each day look up matchups from Hitter T, it seems like smart way to do things, but for yahoo more needs to be done.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

            • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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              @Mantis Toboggan MD: i also of course go back and check closer to game time(hitters), need to check pitchers too i guess.

              • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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                @Mantis Toboggan MD: basically setting a lineup in yahoo when compared to espn is like raising an autistic kid vs a normal kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m on it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Listening right now, may never stop

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Loving the Can’t Hurry Love song

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Good stuff, isn’t disappointing me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I love the faster paced song, Short of Breath maybe?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Not sure, i’ve just been cherrypicking so far. You’re listening to ‘Handshakes with Snakes’ right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, handshakes, shizz is dope

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: For sure. Maybe I won’t rag on him too bad down at the BBQ

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @nick the dick: I’m only one listen into it, but def much better. Feeling the beats, and Celph and pH murdered their verses.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally

  166. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    whew, good thing i held onto estevez in that 20 teamer where i need saves. chargois not good his first time up though. in general, ROS for saves
    kintzler or estevez? guessing kintzler maybe from we not only know it’s his job right now (at least against righties), but probably less chance perkins comes back good than mcgee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: good thing there, less complicated too. would have to wait for rosters to unlock (mostly in yahoo daily today’s) if it was estevez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like it’s Estevez

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: no i know, i’m saying if answer to above question was estevez over kintzler, but kintzler probably better security long term (by alittle). i did add both in a league where my only “closers” drafted were storen/wil smith (20 team keep 7-9). had been holding ohlendorf for a long time there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah

              • Hal Incandenza says:
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                @Grey: Kintzler or Estevez? I think Estevez’s “emergence” may have been after a previous nod to Kintzler.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Kintzler

                  • Hal Incandenza says:
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                    @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

                    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                      @Hal Incandenza: no, i asked that after estevez had that save.

  167. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The Act of Killing is good stuff Grey. Plenty depressing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, liked it… Haven’t watched the sequel yet though…

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, is it weird that I want to see that movie they weren’t really making?

        I also watched Cartel Land. It was ok. I made a list and one of The Thin Blue Line, Room 237, Look of Silence, or Into the Abyss are next.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those are all great, Blue Line is incredible

  168. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey not sure you’ll see this tonight but got another trade idea question!

    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

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

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

    (1) DL: Hill

    Picked up Gattis and have been trying to package Posey with Abreu or one of my pitchers for an upgrade but having no luck. So now since I’m going crazy deciding who to start/sit everyday between Stanton and Upton maybe I should package one of my OFs with Posey.? There’s a team with Cruz, Springer, Mazara, Myers, Bruce and Saunders on their team and only Martin at catcher so I was thinking of going for Springer or maybe settling for Mazara? Who would you package with Posey or even Gattis to maybe land one of them? Also keep in mind we keep 3 keepers each year which led me to dealing Scherzer for Stanton so not sure if I should I even try moving Stanton or not? If I can’t make a trade I’m just gonna drop Gattis but still hate having a bench bat so figured I’d kill two birds with one stone here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try for Springer

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: I can’t ask the guy want he wants first so what should my first offer be? Posey or Gattis + which of: Stanton, J.D. Martinez, Polanco or Upton for Springer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer Stanton, JD or Polanco

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ha sorry but say what? You’re saying you’d trade Stanton, JD or Polanco straight up for Springer? That’s not too much of a lateral move? My idea was to try packaging Posey or Gattis with one of Stanton, JD, Polanco, or even Upton for Springer since the Springer owner has R. Martin at catcher. However I just realized that even a 2 for 1 trade like that doesn’t really help my bench bat situation… it would only take care of my my 2 catcher problem.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, I’m saying I’d take any of those guys for what we should term “your Posey problem”

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Ouch okay sorry to be such a bother! Guess it’s time to just cut Gattis and start streaming again…

                Can you help me pick the best starts this week in my next H2H Points match-up?

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

                6/13
                Carrasco @KC (12.2)

                6/14
                Walker @TB (9.9)
                Bradley vs. LAN (-5.4)

                6/15
                Karns @TB (3.8)
                McHugh @STL (3.1)

                6/16
                Happ @PHI (8.2)
                Straily @ATL (3.2)
                Duffy vs. DET (-13.6)

                6/17
                Harvey vs. ATL (26.5)
                Urias vs. MIL (16.7)
                McCullers vs. CIN (15.6)
                Gray @MIA (0.5)
                Paxton @BOS (-19.4)

                6/18
                Salazar vs. CHA (18.7)
                Fiers vs. CIN (11.8)
                Ray @PHI (7.7)

                6/19
                Matz vs. ATL (30.9)
                Carrasco vs. CHA (24.8)
                Walker @BOS (-13.1)

                6/20
                Bradley @PHI (5.8)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  6/13
                  Carrasco @KC (12.2)

                  6/14
                  Walker @TB (9.9)
                  6/16
                  Happ @PHI (8.2)
                  Straily @ATL (3.2)
                  6/17
                  Harvey vs. ATL (26.5)
                  Urias vs. MIL (16.7)
                  McCullers vs. CIN (15.6)
                  Gray @MIA (0.5)
                  6/18
                  Salazar vs. CHA (18.7)
                  Fiers vs. CIN (11.8)
                  Ray @PHI (7.7)

                  6/19
                  Matz vs. ATL (30.9)
                  Carrasco vs. CHA (24.8)

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Thanks a lot!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  169. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, I match up well with a guy in my league for a trade who has great pitching and needs power and RF… I have polanco J Dong and Cruz (also got Heyward off waivers) and need pitching as mine is a disaster (also I have most HR in league by a decent amount). He has Stras Nola and greinke in addition to Jo-Fer which I am not even going to try for and I was thinking of asking for Stras how does that sound to you? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz for Stras? Works for me

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  170. royce! says:
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    Stoked I was able to grab Estevez in a few leagues…also looking forward to a couple of weeks of Charlie Sheen jokes! As the kids say, WINNING!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I believe it’s with a hashtag

  171. Whirlaway says:
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    500th!

  172. KillerB says:
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    Dynasty league with Tulo and Sano out and trying to fill in for missing production but also looking to hold guys with longer term value. Who do you like in each category:

    1 SP: Smyly, Duffy, Paxton, Gray
    1 MI: Travis, Ketel, Cozart, Espinosa, Semien
    2 CI: Shaw, Reed, Adams, Moss, Lee, Alvarez, Pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Duffy 2. Marte 3. Shaw

  173. Muskysmell says:
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    Grey
    I got offered Ryan Braun for Danny Duffy…….you take it?
    My outfielders are Bryce, Mookie, Hayward

    My pitching is weak .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Braun

  174. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Liriano vs the Cards this season: 28 K/19 IP, 2 Wins/1.42/1.16.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many unearned runs in that?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Just the 3 last night. That’s the beauty part. We beat him, and it didn’t hurt my ERA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is always nice

        • The Harrow says:
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          @VinWins: oh that explains it, not backing up that snark above, you’re STL fan. ya i’m from there.

  175. vindicator says:
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    stroman or shoemaker going forward need to drop one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, he looks terrible there — Also, I hope you weren’t searching for that for the last 11 hours

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: It just took me that long to make it happen. Let me just say that Charlie’s schedule was a lot more open than Carlos’s.

  176. DancinHomer says:
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    Both Taillon & Trea Turner were dropped. Would you put a claim in to add either/ both? I’m in a 12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS) redraft league.

    If so, who would you drop? Roster below:

    c: lucroy?
    1b: Goldy?
    2b: N. Walker?
    ss: Seager?
    3b: Frazier?
    if: Franco?
    of: Marte, Polanco, JBJ?
    utl: Villar?bn: Kang, Valencia, Baez, D. Peralta, AJ Reed (stashed on “NA”)
    SP: Sale, Degrom, Salazar, T. Walker, Matz, Rodon, McCullers, J. Gray?
    RP: Ramos, Dyson, J. Gomez
    DL: Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon over Baez

  177. Turn Two says:
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    I know he’s on DL, but Cashner or Junior Guerra, rest of year? (NL Only 4×4.) I am leaning Junior considering Pads could deal Cash to AL and I’d lose him for nothing.

    • Turn Two says:
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      @Turn Two: It’s a keeper league and Cash is $8.. and we are going to 5×5 next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

  178. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: My league counts OBP and K’s in addition to the standard 5 offensive cats, with that in mind, would Forsythe be better than Schoop ROS? I’m debating on both since Kipnis is giving me yawnspitting production out of the #2 hole..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can try Logan, I wouldn’t say better

  179. Noons says:
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    Villar vs matz or Franco vs ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  180. CactusMan says:
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    Paxton, Wei Yin Chen, or Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  181. Hankg says:
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    Please rank Moss, Heyward and Belt. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, Heyward

  182. B.o.B says:
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    10 team keeper league, no additional DL spots on my roster, drop Velasquez for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. crushbombs says:
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    rank ros OPS league

    b moss, soo KIM OF, c gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez, Moss

  184. henncoop says:
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    I hope you are having a great weekend. I have a few questions heading into the weekly lineups for next week.in 12 team 5X5 Roto leagues
    1 Drop A Russell @ MI for any of Scooter, Didi, Lowrie, Utley, Whitfield or Espinoza?
    2 Is McGee dropable …any idea how long he would be out or if he has a job when he returns?
    3. Taillon over Rodon?
    4. Drop Urias for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Scooter 2 . Yes 3. Meh 4. Sure

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: As far as McGee goes grab Motte? or Estevez?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Estevez

  185. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey would you drop Neil Walker for King Rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. Dommattingly says:
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    Have Daniel Murphy, Odor, and Schoop at 2B.
    Drop Schoop and Keuchel for Paxton and Gio G?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel for Pax

  187. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Looks like Grilli may be the guy when Osuna is not available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why wasn’t Osuna available today? Any word? I saw he Saturday off, but he needed 2 days?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like they just want to ease his workload.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay, thanks!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @VinWins: was about to get in on the fear (since he had gotten yesterday off anyway). good news is grilli didn’t exactly look good either.

  188. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Which two do you like (or dislike least) for next week?

    Duffy (-13.3) vs det
    Wacha (12.2) vs Tex
    Bolsinger (12.1) @ Ari, vs mil
    Fiers (12.1) vs cin
    Manaea (-3.7) vs Tex, vs laa

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Fiers

  189. henncoop says:
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    Couple of more quick questions if you would,
    1 Drop one of Rodon, Shark, E Rod or DeScalfani? I have deScalfani on the DL could hold him there one more week but then need to live with A Russell @ MI instead of Scooter or Merrifield

    2 Top 4 ROS Scooter, Merrifield, Castro, Schoop, Semien, & Elvis

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ed-Rod 2. Castro

  190. Steeeeeeeve says:
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    Gosh, Okay this might have been a dumb question a couple weeks ago but at 24 and aside from a 9ER debacle @ STL J. Gray is becoming a beast (top 10 SP the last several weeks). He is up then down but he has shown on several occasions just how good he might become. In a dynasty league, would I actually be giving up too much if I traded J. Gray and D. Murphy for J. deGrom + a closer (probably A.J. Ramos)? Pro: deGrom is a proven/top MLB SP, don’t predict he becomes anything more than what he is “now” (which is still awesome); Con: Gray is still unproven (up, down, up, up, down) but I can possibly see him surpassing deGrom in a year or two (Coors Field not permitting) and obviously Murph is just great. Should I sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take deGrom

  191. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Addison russell at SS and his cold bat isn’t helping. Thinking of dropping Trea turner to pick up Danny Espinosa until russell comes back to normal or espinosa fades. Thoughts?

    Literally no one else. Other options are alcides Escobar, alexei Ramirez, and then it gets even uglier which is saying a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Turner

  192. KC says:
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    Grey, Long time reader, first time commenter. I feel like Abreu should not be sold right now. I did some digging into his previous years and he tends to heat up in June/July. Think the smart move would be to wait these couple of months out (I mean we’ve come this far right?)

    2014
    March/April – .270, 10 HR, 32 RBI
    May – .241, 5 HR, 10 RBI
    June – .313, 10 HR, 22 RBI
    July – .374, 6 HR, 19 RBI
    August – .376, 2 HR, 16 RBI
    September – .298, 3 HR, 8 RBI

    2015
    March/April – .293, 5 HR, 15 RBI
    May – .274, 3 HR, 14 RBI
    June – .313, 5 HR, 13 RBI
    July – .306, 5 HR, 19 RBI
    August – .265, 6 HR, 19 RBI
    September – .295, 6 HR, 21 RBI

    2016
    March/April: .229, 3 HRs, 13 RBI
    May: .261, 3 HRs, 14 RBI
    June (39 AB): .359, 2 HR, 7 RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for digging! I kinda hope you’re right because I own Abreu, but he’s been hitting a lot of weak fly balls… Hopefully he comes around, because right now he looks like Mitch Moreland with better name recognition

  193. Brett says:
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    With Blake snell getting called up him or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  194. Nightmare says:
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    Stroman/Joseph or Volquez/Mcann

    • Nightmare says:
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      @Nightmare: Brian Mcann not James

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Stroman

  195. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Archie bradley or Bauer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  196. Turn Two says:
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    Would you rather.. Myers $23 or Harvey at $15, both this year and next, in an Nl Only 4×4 keeper..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  197. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: anything to see with Ventura’s 10k outing? Yordano or Bauer in weekly roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bauer before Ventura

  198. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: rank these SAGNOFs – Cingrani, Kintzler, Abad – or if it’s not worth it (I have Allen, Rodney, and Colome) in H2H, I’m also looking at Strickland and Doolittle

    I will be dropping Giles (pains me that he just can’t be the closer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler, Cingrani

  199. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Is Espinosa a hot schmotato or what??? All it took was for Trea Turner to come up for a cup of tea for Espinosa to flex that epic stache and get going… He has 11 HRs now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  200. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp

    SP Archer, Smyly, Hill, Sanchez, Fulmer, Stroman, CMart, Duffy

    RP Jeffress, Colome, Harris, Kintzler

    Drop Stroman or Kintzler for Snell?

    Thanks!

  201. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Kluber/Snell…Matz/Pom which side u like? Thanks as always

  202. Pat says:
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    ROS Martin or Piscotty?

  203. Noons says:
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    Need catcher help
    Perez, Herrmann, grandal, Barnhart, Castro, j. McCann, ianetta

  204. Noons says:
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    Obrien, trayce, Khris Davis, Phillips, cuthbert, Moreland, gennett,

    Pick 1

  205. Noons says:
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    Saves and holds league

    Gomez, Giles, kinztler, brach

    Drop any for abad, will smith, thornburg, Logan, m. Feliz, ohlendorf, givens, uehara, Buchter , siegrist

  206. Noons says:
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    Duffy, guerra, Paxton,Ross, Nola, Pom over gausman, Rodon, eovaldi, Pineda, moore?

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