This is a true story.  Pamela Anderson has an identical twin sister, and when Pam went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune, her twin, Peggy, stayed behind in Minnesota.  That part everyone knows.  The part less people know is Peggy followed nearly all of Pam’s career moves, but in Minnesota.  Peggy starred in a Minnesota-based TV show, Lakewatch, she took off her clothes for the Minnesota rag, The Viking, and she filmed a sex tape with Chris Mars.  Sadly, the people of Minnesota canceled Lakewatch to show more Paul Molitor car commercials.  The people of Minnysota asked Peggy to “Please put on a sweater” in The Viking, and Chris Mars was hung like a California Raisin.  Peggy, like so many things Minnesota gets its hard Norwegian hands on, disappeared from people’s consciousness.  Now replace Peggy with Aaron Hicks, replace Pamela Anderson with A.J. Pollock and imagine they’re related.  When Hicks first came up, people thought he was going to be better than Pollock.  No, not dumb people.  In Double-A, Hicks had 12 homers, 32 steals and a .285 average.  Then strikeouts enveloped his game in the majors and he hit .192 with a 27% K-rate in 2013, and hit .215 with a 25% K-rate in 2014, but this year, .277 and a 17% K-rate!  That’s a huge improvement.  That’s what she said!  What?  Oh, and he’s only 25 years old.  Right now, he has 6 homers and 9 steals, so the power/speed combo hasn’t disappeared like Peggy Anderson, but the K-rate has.  I’d own Hicks in all leagues, and am starting to prep myself for him to be a sleeper for 2016.  As long as David Wasslewoff, Peggy’s old co-star, doesn’t try to coerce him into revamping the Lakewatch series.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Arodys Vizcaino – We’re gonna pound out SAGNOF real quick, so hold onto your hat.  Oops, sorry, didn’t realize that was your hair.

Alex Wilson – What do you need to subsist?  Food, water and SAGNOF.  Everything else is for children and puppies.

Tommy Kahnle – Walt Weiss hasn’t named a closer yet, but he also hasn’t named a 1st baseman and we’re over a 100 games into this whirlybird.

Roberto Osuna – Y’all a bunch of Robert De Niros in Awakenings with your reaction time.  Osuna’s been the closer for six weeks, grab him!

Robbie Ray – Okay, let’s bang out some Stream-o-Nator picks real quick.  Michael Montgomery looks solid, The Cobbler, Shoemaker, should likely just be owned and Ray’s got me like Dwayne, “Hey, hey, hey.”

Patrick Corbin – If someone was turned off by his last start and dropped him, I’d grab him, in the non-sexual way, because he had looked good up until that point.

Jonathan Gray – Don’t love him due to Coors being the worst place on earth for a pitcher — like a reverse Snapple, if, uh, Snapple were a stadium — but I’m kinda excited to see what Gray can do in Metco this Monday.  Wait, I’m gonna be in Metco this Monday?  Okay, that’s news to me.

Welington Castillo – Where’s the boeuf?!  *looks at Castillo’s last two weeks stats*  There’s the boeuf!

Travis d’Arnaud – Hasn’t done a ton since he returned, but he has a Frenchy name and you know those French are good at baseball!  “Pierre, did you see my baguette?  It’s time for me to adjourn to the plate to take my licks.”

Ryan Howard – Sure, Danny Glover would be the right person to play Howard in a movie about his life, but he has been hitting recently and he’s apparently not too old for this sh*t.

Hector Olivera – I’m thinking I’m gonna have to make Olivera the lede buy next week, because it’s almost that time.  What time you say?  Time to get busy!  *does the Roger Rabbit*

Yangervis Solarte – To the tune of Dean Martin’s Volare, “Solarte…. Whoa oh… Can’t-hit-hard-eh?  Whoa oh… Is a hot schmotato, aren’t he?  Whoa oh…”

Asdrubal Cabrera – There’s been no one hotter than Asdrubal, and hotter and hitter are only one letter difference, I, and there’s no I in Asdrubal.  Coincidence?  No, read the signs!

Jose Ramirez – Recently, the Hitter-Tron was filming a music video like D’Angelo for metal groupies everywhere, but when it had a chance, it said it liked Ramirez.

Delino DeShields – He has 18 steals in 71 games.  He had 83 steals in one year in the minors in only 111 games.  He’s likely a tad behind Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton, but not much.  Like if he had John Niese’s nose he’d edge them out in a race.

Chase Headley – JayWrong is currently making pancakes and taking names on the fantasy football side of things, but if he were here, he’d tell you Chase Headley has never been in a sex dream of his that didn’t work out well for everyone involved.

Jake Lamb – Lamb hasn’t been baaaaaaahd, and, unlike Yasmany, he holds his glove like it’s well-shorn, but, damb, was Tomas that bad to get the Lamb chop?

Richie Shaffer – Because I like to do things literally, I grabbed Shaffer the other day as I wore wet OP bathing trunks.

Francisco Lindor – Crazy how hard I have to work to get you to pick this guy up.  Cut to:  “Cougs, bring me another daiquiri!  And, Intern, write a blurb for another player!”  Like really hard work here, guys and five girl readers.

Tyler Saladino – This doode falls into the category of guys I don’t even necessarily love, but own on multiple teams.  Teams that are sucking.  No, no, Random Italicized Voice.  One of those teams is doing well.  The one where you have Saladino on the bench.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.  Shut don’t go up, but Price does to Toronto.

Corey Seager – I just gave you my Corey Seager fantasy.  It was written while riding on a pony at a zoo.

Michael Taylor – I nearly didn’t put Taylor on here because Denard will be returning shortly and Taylor might find himself squeezed for playing time.  Then again, Werth could hurt himself walking with purpose to the Gatorade jug.

Michael Bourn – At some point soon, Bourn will remember his identity and go back to sucking, but he’s currently hot.

Domonic Brown – Let’s move on quickly before Tehol becomes aroused.

Ender Inciarte – Because you people need shizz spoon-fed to you sometimes and I was presumably cast in the role of Mary Poppins, on our Player Rater, Ender has been around the 50th best outfielder this year.  Five outfielders on a team, 12 teams in a league.  Please, don’t make me do the math for you, my solar abacus is in the shop.

SELL

Joe Panik – Since the trading deadline has passed in many leagues, as of this week, I’m now going to be naming players to drop in some mixed leagues.  No, I’m not changing the title, because a post called the “Buy/Drop” sounds stupid.  Panik could come back from the DL and be fine, but you can likely find his production elsewhere if you don’t have DL room for him.

Joc Pederson – I need just the right emoji for being depressed by Pederson.  Hmm, how about a floating goldfish?  Maybe a kitten walking into a burning building?  Well, I don’t know, but I know it’s sad.  I love him in keepers and long term, but if you throw out April and May, he’s hitting an un-robust .191 with 8 homers and zero steals.  Oy gevalt!

Matt Holliday – I told you not draft this schmohawk and now I’m telling you to drop him.  I think Eminem would call this cleaning out yo’ closet.  Uh-oh, I feel a rhyme coming on… Holliday hit some, but his average was I-don’t-knows, plus he had his usual health woes.  OZUNA goes 1-for-2 in Triple-A Who Knows.  How long do I have to wait, hourglass?  Hourglass, my ass, that’s a Sandoval.  He’s been so cold, for that, they have a Scoville?  My dyslexia got me thinking he’s my “ain vill,” and owning him was taking on the head an Acme Corporation anvil.  Anyone would better maybe.  Singing sweet baby, they’re saying, “You related to Macy Gray?”  No, the first name is Grey.  Property Virgins only filmed in Canada, eh?

 
  1. Nico says:
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    Over the last few weeks, it seems like Alexei Ramirez and Francisco Lindor have been outperforming Reyes… Is now the time to kick Reyes to the curb and say fuggit!?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Nico: Too soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Reyes in Coors is better

    • james says:
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      @Nico: the coors effect lifts all hitters, the huge outfeild will help him get a lot of extra base hits, even if he lacks any real home run power.

  2. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Looks like Shaffer getting the shafft (against lefties only?). Not listed to start vs. righty today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred Barker: That would hurt his value, definitely

  3. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Why am i still holding Brandon Moss?

  4. Ryan says:
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    You seriously going to be at Metco? I would murder a small child (altuve) for a selfie with Grey Gincarlo Albright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Nah, I’ll be at the Angels game this weekend, come out and support Razzball reader, Teddy Heater, as he throws out the first pitch

  5. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    I would consider Rusney Castillo as a BUY option. He is available in lots of leagues and still has plenty of sweet, sweet upside. I imagine the Red Sox will give him a longer look down the stretch.

    Totally agree with you on Hicks. I gave him some love in my OPS column last week. Big fan.

    As a deep-league arm, what do you think of Aaron Brooks for Oakland? I’m liking what I’m seeing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Brooks feels like a streamer in OAK…. 6-ish K/9, low BB/9

  6. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Not to rain on parade, but temper immediate expectations for Asdubal? He is 1 for 16 vs. deGrom and Colon with Syndergaard likely not much better…facing his next 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that isn’t ideal

  7. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Whew, got the FML’s approval on my itch to drop Joc earlier this week. Tried to trade him for 2 weeks to no avail. Thanks for the confirmation….

    Who do you like most for the ROS, pick 2 please
    Tanaka, Severino, Corbin, Nola,

    Thanks Grey and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Corbin, Tanaka…You too!

  8. Ron D. says:
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    im probably overthinking this but.. Duda @ Odorizzi or Lamb vs Iglesias tonight? i know duda is on fire but as much as odorizzi stinks hes better than iglesias, who should go to church and pray to get better against lefties

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Ron D.: I’d still go with the hot hand in Duda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

      • Ron D. says:
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        @Grey: thanks guys.. i have one more question while ive got you here.. when a guy is hot do u ignore platoon splits and roll with him? im debating whther or not to bench belt against lester tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget platoon splits when a guy is hot as long as he’s starting

          • Ron D. says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey ur dedication is unsurpassed.. have a good weekend brutha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

        • Ron D. says:
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          belt is in the SF lineup was gonna bench him for fowler and hopefully get a SB or and a run or two

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I could see that

  9. Chris says:
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    Which to start? Iwakuma v. Texas (Hamels) or Latos @ Pit. (Liriano). H2H Pts.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  10. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    One more. Are you worried about Kris Bryant yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: Bryant is turning the corner right now, big numbers to come in the next week, bank on it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see it

          • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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            @Grey: You will see it, Kris has just finished his Jedi training and is about to become a force!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okie Kenobe!

              • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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                @Grey: Ha ha, here’s his stats for the upcoming week, its right here in my almanac… (opens safe while some nosy kid walks in) WHATTT?!?!?!?! This damn thing only went through 2000, aw f*ck!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

        • Elliot

          Elliot says:
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          @Gray’s Sports Almanac: Perfect. I just traded for him. Glad to hear there is some optimism. Thought I might be wearing rose-colored glasses. He is super dreamy, after all.

          • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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            @Elliot: I hear ya, my love for Kris is akin to FML’s love of Giancarlo

  11. Wilson says:
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    R Howard and A Hicks are usually in FA in my league and they are just drooped in waiver now.
    Should I use my #1 waiver in 10-team league to grab them?

    I do need power , is Howard going to be a flyer for coming weeks? I want homers!! Thanks.

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Wilson: Howard for homers and RBI, Hicks for a little bit of everything. I’d prioritize Hicks over Howard, unless you really need those power numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Howard

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for quick response.

        About how many homers you think about Howard for ROS? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          7

  12. El Boss says:
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    Dominic Brown or Khris Davis for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Ron D. says:
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      @El Boss: id grab Dominic for now he has shown before he can go on a massive tear and davis will probably sitting on that waiver wire til he heats up at which point u can just dump bown for him anyway

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: I want pic’s! Don’t know if you’[email protected]Ron D.: I would say Davis has been pretty hot as of late (i.e., 6-for-12 in his last 3 games with 2HR’s, 3R’s and 8RBI’s). I would rethink that and go with Grey’s advice.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: Don’t know what happened there, but to clarify, I want pics of Heater’s 1st pitch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pics to come!

  13. jc3bagger says:
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    Grabbed Mujica when he was given the job. Should I drop him for Kahnle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: That’s why reading all the comments is awesome, I had this very question in the back of my head… C’m on Mujica, you are a closer with no saves WTF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Clippard didn’t have a ton there either

  14. Jon says:
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    Bryan Shaw or Jason Motte? (I have Allen, too.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  15. Chris says:
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    have degrom in a 10 team keeper h2h league. nervous about a stupid innings limit that might cause me trouble down the stretch. picked up nelson to stash, but someone just dropped samardzija. good move to drop nelson for samarzidja in case degrom does meet an inning cap during Fantasy playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Nelson

  16. Wilson says:
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    Should I start Odorizzi today?

    NYM seems to be hitting so considering to avoid them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  17. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    One Shit Kill my favorite so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m still listening to Genocide, after trying Issues for a few spins… Wasn’t feeling Issues at all…Like it is was awful

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I thought the beat was a banger but the rhymes were terrible. I kept thinking my 55 year old neighbor probably could write this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I feel like every one of Cube’s lines he’s said before on better songs

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @Grey: I just listened to Issues for the first time ———–its like 5 genres of music all in one ———— persoanally, I think it needs more “cowbell” ————- and who says 55 year olds couldnt write better lyrics? ;) – DB

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dusty Baker: My neighbor is illiterate.

          • Dusty Baker says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: LOL- then he has a good shot at writing better lyrics than what was on Issue’s “Mad at Myself” ————— lol- your point makes me wonder how many Rap writers are illiterate ? ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s a bit of a mess

          • Dusty Baker says:
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            @Grey: -more cowbell

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It might need more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Listening to One Shot One Kill now, it sounds like vintage Snoop, not bad

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I like the Game song with Asia Bryant.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, One Shot is solid, cause there’s no Dre

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          yeah, The Game is solid, again, no Dre

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: His flow is sort of funny now. I never minded him on the other records.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t even recognize Dre on some songs…It feels like he didn’t have the best people ghost writing his rhymes this time

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Maybe it’s all the human growth hormone he’s on. He looks like Tookie Williams

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I havent heard any of this yet…dah stupid job

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you should go and listen to 2001, sadly

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Yeah that’s kind of true. The back end is better, Animals has Dj Premier on it. I liked Satisfiction.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Darkside is growing on me, but I’m a sucker for Kendrick

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Yeah that song was great. I was getting medicated while listening to it…..so I don’t remember it at all lol.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I just heard Forgot About Dre on the radio and it’s like new Dre forgot to have his writers tell stories in the lyrics… There’s no point to each song

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Nate Dogg is missed

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We should take a Razzball trip to Nate Dogg’s grave

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: I agree. As of yet, not great, but can’t really judge an album till a handful of spins through. Perhaps it’s too high of expectations.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was saying to Ralph, I just heard Forget About Dre on the radio and there’s no stories on Compton, unless I’m missing them… Nothing catchy either

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: K-DAY per chance? My favorite station when driving through the L.A. area. So good.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s non-stop Cube, not even only his good stuff

                  • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                    @Grey: They DO play a lot of Ice Cube and Westside Connection tracks. Always wondered why (i.e., does he own a share of the station?). Still can be a good listen as you make your way through the 405.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It seems like it… They only interrupt their Cube playing for Hi-C’s I’m Not Your Puppet

                    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: So true…good call. I usually go satellite and hit up “Backspin”. Ed Lover is awesome to listen to.

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @Grey: – just a suggestion ——— step up your game and check out some Tin Machine ——- “Under the God” ———– DB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, DB!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dusty Baker: LOL Punk Bowie!

  18. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Beef Welington Castillo has been great since he got traded to AZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice analysis!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: This is me quoting me from last weeks Creeper

        “Since his first game with the D-Backs on June 5th he’s put up a 20/9/21/0/.293 line. That’s friggin’ ridiculous people. Go out and own him already”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice… It should read, Grey dropped Welington in an NL-Only league so of course you should get him

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I said the same thing when I added Tex

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dah!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Its okay, it keeps us close in the standings. I need all the help I can get because i’m not good at fantasy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Stop

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you know me, just a little self razzing. It’s good for the soul

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Welcome back!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @J-FOH: I dropped Vogt for “Beef” Wellington last night. I typed a three paragraph essay on how dumb the M’s are for acquiring him, then trading him (for Trumbo), but figured people would go to sleep reading it.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: I almost dozed off reading what you just wrote

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @J-FOH: You always hate, so not shocking.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Peter Nincompoop: I thought you liked the snark hate…

            • Peter Nincompoop says:
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              @J-FOH: Oh, I do. It’s a welcomed addition to the Razzball author community.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Peter Nincompoop: I’ve been here two years already

                • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                  @J-FOH: Aware of that. Been reading the blog and commenting longer than that. Just was saying your spiteful nature has been a welcomed addition to Razzball. Not talking shizz. Take er’ easy.

  19. Ron D. says:
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    hahah just picturing Jayson Werth pulling up lame after walking with purpose to the Gatorade jug…. HAHAHAHAH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

  20. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you rather trade away moreland or Cesar hernandez in a deal for familia or boxburger? Also who would you prefer between familia or boxburger for saves ROS? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either for Familia, depends on needs on who I send

  21. Los Putos says:
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    Getting tired of Joc also.

    Ditch for either Dom or K Davis?

    Also have Betts have been holding onto (9 team league). Ditch either him or Joc (or both) for Dom/ K Davis?

    Sidenote: I had hit u up a week or so ago bout maybe being able to catch next group in Saves (26 saves).

    Its down to 19 now.

    Thank Gris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…. Hold Betts, no problem

  22. Grey — Who do you like better at SS between Asdrubal, Simien, Jung-ho-Kang, Brad Miller, Elvis, and Jose Ramirez? I’d make the move starting with Monday’s games, when I’ll have a free roster spot — so the tough matches for Asdrubal mentioned in the comments above don’t figure in.

    Also, when Corey Seager is available in Yahoo! leagues, after his call up, would you drop the pickup above to grab him?

    Thanks, and have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang, Ramirez… Yeah, grab Seager if he’s called up…You too!

  23. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, I am holding A Rod and expecting him for more homers.
    Are you worry about him if you were me?
    He hasn’t hit homers after his 40 years old birthday, but his OBP is still good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t worry about him

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Good to hear that.

        How many homers you think about A Rod for ROS? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          8

  24. Clint says:
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    I’ve been TRYING to add Olivera for months now if Yahoo would just take the same drug Bobby De Niro did in Awakenings to put him in the freaking player list! And yet every day, I get guys asking me why I ditched Yahoo in favor of Fantrax for my fantasy football league?

  25. Mike Adamson says:
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    But Pam is from Vancouver so why is Peggy back in Minnesota? Maybe this is fan fiction? Confused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vancouver is a suburb of Minnesota

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        As a vancouverite, I take offence to that last comment

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  26. Los Putos says:
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    Swisher/Bourn to ATL for C Johnson.

    Where do you see Bourn’s playing time? Shot?

    • Charlie says:
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      @Los Putos:

      Maybin’s playing time?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Braves are just a cluster of terrible bats, Bourn should play

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Los Putos: Who the eff knows what runs through Freddi’s mind. That whole deal came out of no where.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because of who?

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Johnson. Demanded a trade a few weeks back. Had to have pretty gotten bad with Gonzalez of late.

        D Obrien, AJC, reporting Olivera to be at 3B in 2 weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so with Olivera, sick of waiting for him, thanks for the heads up!

  27. Great White North says:
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    Need some wins from RPs. Target more setup guys like JJ Hoover, or solid middle relievers like Carlos Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

  28. Wilson says:
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    I tried to sell j Upton for Pollock or similar rank players , but failed.

    How do you think about J Upton for ROS?
    Holding him or selling him for player ranked lower?
    He cooled down in the past week and he is the hot/cool type obviously player. So I m a bit worry about him. Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell if you can

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        Trade J Upton for Melky or Pence? Or which hitter you recoommand I can try? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I’d want more

  29. KarEm Garcia says:
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    Which side? Longo/Ziegler or papelbon ?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @KarEm Garcia: Do you need a 2B/SS/OF player and an underperforming slugger? Tough to say with not knowing needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • KarEm Garcia says:
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        Would you prefer longo/Ziegler for papelbon or longo/wang for papelbon ?

        I already have rendon/ Donaldson / odor / dozier

        Thanks for answering all
        Of the questions

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo, Wong, Longo/Ziegler sides in both

          • KarEm Garcia says:
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            I meant if I could only do 1 trade , which would
            You prefer ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d prefer Wong

  30. Rice says:
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    I picked up Rusney (11 for 31, 1 HR, 2 stl since returning from AAA) yesterday when they moved him into the lead off spot (he’s hitting 2nd today).

    Hold onto Rusney or drop him for Hicks? Could also drop P. Tucker instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tucker for Hicks

  31. Matty says:
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    Is Joc still sellable? What can I hope for as a SP ROI?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Liriano?

  32. P says:
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    Chris Mars reference!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  33. votto-voom says:
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    I’m tired of reading hot fast Deshields is. He’s on about 1 a week pace since I picked him up….. if he goes on a 10 steal in 2 week run I can win the whole ball of wax!!! Run Delino Run!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  34. Wilson says:
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    Start Latos (vs PIT Liriano) or Karns (vs NYM Syndargeerd) ? ( or none? ) thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        But SON says -$4.4 and $1.1 for them. Still suggest to start them? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not if you don’t have to

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks , choose better one of them if I have to.

            • Wilson says:
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              Hi Grey , maybe you didn’t notice

              Choose one of them (Latos, Karns) to start tomorrow if I have to? Thanks.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Karns

  35. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Drop Gregorius or Sogard to pick up Jose Ramirez in an AL only keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sogard

  36. griff says:
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    In a dynasty league, do you like Hicks over Eaton?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @griff: Hicks…all day. Don’t we kind of know what you’re getting out of Eaton as this point?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: same could be said about hicks. They are similar and I think I would go Eaton for favorable park.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @J-FOH: Perhaps, but if you look at Eaton’s home/away splits, he hits a lot better on the road (.291/.357/.448) then he does at U.S. Cellular Field (.246/.335/.395). I think the book’s been written on Eaton. Hicks provides greater upside in a dynasty league.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Peter Nincompoop: not sure I agree on your book theory. I can’t be that short sighted with him. That may be the case this year, as the Sox have collectively stunk most the year but in dynasty we are projecting a career or at least a minimum of 4 years down the road.

            • Peter Nincompoop says:
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              @J-FOH: I get that. They’re both young, so who knows? Just think everyone’s been waiting for Eaton to “take the next step”, but he hasn’t. Don’t think Eaton playing in Cellular Field makes a difference.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Peter Nincompoop: let’s see here. They are about a year apart. Speed comp is a wash. Slight edge to Eaton for power. US cellular is a dream for lefties looking for dongs. Looking at floors and batting order placement it’s still Eaton with favorable positioning. With buxton I don’t see hicks as leadoff man there. Actually he should be flipped if I ran the twinkies.

                • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                  @J-FOH: Agree to disagree. Shall we internet hug?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Peter Nincompoop: of course we can hug…but I’m righter….Hicks seriously needs a fresh start somewhere else…..and has about 750 MLB AB’s, that is a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you must be smoking the hick too much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would mean you’re Eaton too much

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: well played, I wont even try to top that. *bows in defeat*

  37. Great White North says:
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    How high does Schwarber go in the draft next year? Dude just stole another base after knocking in two. He will be OF eligible. If he keeps this up, I’d be tempted to rank him ahead of Posey.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Great White North: What up GWN? Schwarber is a beast. I wouldn’t put him ahead of Posey at this point, but like I said in Grey’s daily write up, he’s going to be close. Posey is a Top-35ish overall player, drafted as early as the 3rd typically? Schwarber will be sneaky next year as, unless he totally goes off the rest of the year and pulls the covers off the bed, you could probably get him in the 7th or 8th? Hard to call catchers not knowing the type of league.

      • Great White North says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: I grabbed Posey in the 4th in an RCL and don’t regret it. Schwarber should probably be more of a later round pick, but I think I would have a hard time passing on him by round 5 or 6 next year if Posey is gone. But dual-eligibilty catchers are my kryptonite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 100 as of now

  38. M says:
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    What do we think of SP/RP Chris Basset? (OAK A’s) A non-ratio killing SP ROS?

    • M says:
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      @M: as well as TB SP Nate Karns ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with what you said

      • M says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. ebudz says:
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    You’re the man Grey!

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

    Down by 13 points at the moment so in my close matchup would you be starting A. Wood @PIT (-3.2) and Latos @PIT (-4.3) over the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them both, and pray

  40. Fungazi says:
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    NL Cy Young competition about to start – Kershaw vs Cole. Winner takes it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon, Cole!

  41. Brushback Changeup says:
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    Please pick A or B in redraft:

    A: Trout / Corbin

    B: Harper / Thor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

      • Brushback Changeup says:
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        @Grey: Thought you would go this way. Just accepted offer to send me Trout / Corbin..

        As always, thanks for the quick reply.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Tehol Beddict says:
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    DOMONIC THE MFING GOD!!!!!!!!

    p.s. that rhyme was nasty, G-money

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Thanks!

  43. Wilson says:
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    Howard or Plouffe for coming weeks? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  44. endershadow says:
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    14 team dynasty 6×6 w OPS

    Should I trust Sano enough at 3B to trade Seager? He’s also my backup to Tulo. If I promote him from my minor league roster, I can’t demote him. Should I be starting him over the likes of Maybin/Melky/Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can trust Sano at this point as long as he doesn’t get injured he’s fine

  45. Ryan says:
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    10-team 5×5 roto auction; keep up to 6 with $5 inflation per year

    Which 3 of the following do you try to trade (which do you least prefer as keepers)?
    Correa-$5 next year
    Arenado-$10
    Sano – $5
    Marte-$15
    Maikel Franco -$5
    Edwin Encarnacion – $21
    Arrieta -$10
    Joe Ross -$5
    Carlos Martinez – $5

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin, C-Mart, Ross

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Traded Martinez and Encarnacion for Bumgarner and Kemp. Good deal? I need pitching for the final stretch and am well ahead in HRs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  46. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey grey,

    Was offered Frazier for my Miggy. What say you?

    I am currently in 2nd, 17pts out of first in my 15 team roto. It is a keep 11 as well. I am currently rolling with Plouffe till Miggy gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier side

  47. Scott says:
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    there seems to be a hitch in my Wong’s giddyup. he’s been caught stealing on his last three attempts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, could be

  48. Scott says:
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    Napoli to Texas. I’m intrigued, or not.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I was streaming him for the weekend too.

      • Scott says:
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        @Scott: what do you think, a platoon with Fielder?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Napoli’s old, best days behind him, he’ll platoon with Moreland

  49. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Four turns through the new Dre album. Kendrick makes a lot of the tracks. As of right now, “One Shot, One Kill” is my favorite. “Darkside/Gone, Deep Water and For the Love of Money” are legit as well. Happy listening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Darkside/Gone and Deep Water are my favorites right now, but I’m not crazy for the album either… I like Lamar’s last album better…So far, Dre’s might grow on me

  50. troy says:
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    Who would be your #1 SP trade target for a late season push? I could use a decent whip/era but really need some Ws the rest of the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

      • troy says:
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        @Grey:
        Can I get CY young instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  51. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I was offered cano or dee gordon for Longoria. Which would you take, or hold with Longoria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon if you need steals, otherwise hold

  52. Reid says:
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    Hey Grey, I have a trade assessment question for you. In my 11 team keeper league, keep 4 players, and this is my first year in the league. I’ve been navigating without any keepers and have managed 6th place out of the 11 thus far. I was offered Lester, Tanaka, Reyes, and Springer for my Gausman, Correa, and Matz.

    My initial reaction was no, Correa is the best player in the deal, but wanted your advice on the potential deal.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer is better than Correa, solid trade for next year, just okay for this year

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Interesting. So keeping those guys in mind, I have Donaldson, Frazier, C-Mart, JD Martinez, Grichuck, Soler, and Dee Gordon this year. Would anyone else, besides Springer, be a keeper in that trade out of the guys coming back to me? Obviously with this being my first year, I want to stockpile the best 4 keepers I can for next season and beyond. What do you think about the trade in that regard? Worth shipping off Correa?

        Going to be tough to decide on the 4 for next season…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, no one else would be a keeper…Not worth shipping off Correa there

          • Reid says:
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            @Grey: I agree! Thanks Grey, as always. You are the man!!

            Enjoy your weekend brother!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, you too!

  53. mr. west says:
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    Who do you like better ROS in a H2H league that uses yer 5 basic hitting categories (Avg,R,HR,RBI,SB) as VMart insurance? R Howard, C Carter, Paulsen or LaRoche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. greg says:
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    This what you mean by “in the wrong post?” I wasn’t sure what you meant….

    We were talking about Tucker…but man, Dominic Brown homered again today.

    I have way too many infielders…but shizzle, don’t know who I’d drop: Odor, Lindor, Sano, Franco, Rendon, (Betts…but I can play him OF). Not like any of them suck.

    Can only use one of them as UT, after all.

    Ideally, I could use a power/speed mix. So Brown is appealing…but I wouldn’t know who to lose. Get decent steals from Yelliich, Betts, Eaton, but I have no SAGNOF. Odor gets a few, too. If you can explain to me why Lindor has more homers than steals, I’d appreciate it…. ;)

    OF is Betts, Yellich, Eaton, but no backup.

    Tucker, DBrown, RCastillo, KDavis, BMiller, Inciarte, Aoki for one of those IF? Obviously, if he is legit, Brown offers both….what the heck, losing to 11th place team now thanks to Kluber and Corbin’s duds…

    Agree with you on Jimmy Nelson, but again, who’d I drop? LOL, Kluber, no, DeGrom, no, JoeFer no, Archer no, CMart hmmm, Carrasco, no, Corbin, not yet. If I could trade CMART I would. :)

    When Eaton went down today, I almost lost my lunch….not a week goes by without an IR stint…then it fills up, and someone grabs the one I dropped on a stash, but what, am I going to drop Miggy or Springer? Nope. So someone snags Matz and Harrison. Cuz of GAGNPFA. Gregain’tgotnoplayforanyone.

    Cheers.
    Greg

    • J-FOH says:
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      @greg: lindor for brown or tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with JFOH

  55. Luvdarooks says:
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    5×5. We start Tuesday so phelps has 2 starts and Heston one

    Ok in wins in first by 9 and. K 100 more than second place so just don’t need a slaughter like they both had last time out. I’m in second in era with a shot at first there

    First which one to start?
    Second should I maybe plug in khale and an Ramos instead. I’m in first in saves by 9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know matchups

  56. M says:
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    Does Hicks still get regular playing time even when Buxton returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should

  57. torenado says:
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    Do you like Jonathan Gray enough to start him in a weekly? After the Mets he has SD @ Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  58. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey great article. Quick question for next year. I feel like I maybe a little biased with Joc Pederson since I’m a huge fan. Who would you rather have next year as a keeper Billy Hamilton in the 19th or Joc in the 7th. I also have to decide between mikael Franco in the 23rd or billy burns in the 23rd. It’s a 12T H2H. My other keepers are Josh Donaldson in the 21st, Lorenzo Cain in the 6th, and Mookie Betts in the 20th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, Maikel

  59. torenado says:
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    pick 2 ROS (weekly points league)

    Jon Gray
    Henry Owens
    Jake Peavy
    Ivan Nova
    Ray Robbie

    Thanks Grey!!!

    • torenado says:
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      @torenado: It is a pretty deep league. 14 team with 9 reserve roster spots and 4 injured reserve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Ray

  60. Bob says:
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    Starting any of these guys today? SON is blah on them but wondered your thoughts.

    Hendricks v SF
    Samardzjia @KC
    Latos @ PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks and Latos

  61. tone DEAF! says:
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    We gotta hold onto Billy Hamilton in a 12-team points league right? He’s got over 50 stolen bases already. I also have Melky and Eaton. Hold or drop any for these?

    On the wire: Hicks, Taylor, Castillo, k. Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop Eaton, Davis

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Excited to draft Joc in the 18th round again next year! Bummed about his prospects this year though. In a 12 team OBP h2h redraft league, is he droppable for any of the below, or should I try and hold until playoffs?

    Hicks
    Polanco
    Fowler
    Ether
    Peralta
    Enciarte
    Paulsen
    Tucker
    Buxton (when he returns)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold in a keeper

      • Duda want to build a snowman? says:
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        @Grey: sorry, not a keeper. Redraft, with playoffs starting in about 3 weeks… Still hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him, Hicks

  63. John coakley says:
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    Storen to a holds guy has set me back in saves. I now have Britton, Giles and Ramos. Wondering if Kahnle, even with limited opportunities, is a better choice than Ramos? Or do I drop Leake and double down with four closers? My SPs are pretty solid…. Price, Archer, Salazar, Latos and JGarcia plus Leake so dropping Leake is not a killer. I am in Second place so somewhat steering toward solidifying the roster for the playoffs. Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kahnle over Leake

      • John coakley says:
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        @Grey: nice…just got more interesting. Nelson on the wire now. So in this scenario above, still Kahnele or Nelson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Apples and oranges

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And yes Kahnle if you need saves

          • John says:
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            @Grey: got it. If latos and Garcia can hold up, I like it. Nelson has been really good so was scratching my head.

  64. Bob says:
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    Any of these guys worth starting tomorrow even though SON doesn’t like them?

    Wood @ PIT
    Lackey @ MIL
    Hughes @ CLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, all of them in some leagues… I’d start Lackey, Wood, in that order

  65. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Joe Ross over Hammel or Heston?

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Let me ask you this way: Jungman, Nelson, Heston, Joe Ross, Hammel. PLease rank the the first three ROS. I own Hammel and Heston and would like to know if its worth it to waste a move or two to aquire any of the other guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, Hammel, Heston

  66. phil says:
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    Nice article for the last trade push.

    Would you trade Miggy for Sale in a redraft? If not is it close? I am winning all the batting Cats except steals.

    Also I went to Cuba, and will post some tips if it’s useful.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, looking forward to hearing about it! I’d want Sale, apples and oranges though

      • phil says:
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        @Grey: Here are my big 3 Cuba tips.
        1. Stay in Casa Particulars (Private rooms) – You’re going to want to meet people and that’s how you do it. I also got my haircut there. People love Castro and Americans. It’s not one or the other. We also met people and ate in their homes for $10 each through using casa particulars and getting to know the locals. The food was incredible. Old Havana is where most of the tourists are, so any place else is good. You can find them on tripadvisor.
        2. If you send yourself (or your spouse or mom sends you) money via western union, you’ll avoid the 10% US Dollar tax, and get a better exchange rate. This helps a lot since you have to pay for everything with cash. There’s almost no violent crime. We were walking where ever we wanted and felt safe. You do hear about drunk creepy dudes getting rolled, so don’t be one of those.
        3. Tourist travel is not legal. People to People travel is (I am not a lawyer and you’re getting this from the internet so use some common sense). Look at the People to People and figure out why you’re doing that. I think for the rest of my life, I will try to fit in the People to People rules and not the tourist rules where ever I go. I went to a church and brought people reading glasses (got them at the 99 cent store and they’re light to carry).
        Hope this helps. Try to get there before the cruise ships do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like an amazing trip! Will bookmark this in case I go to Cuba in the near future…

  67. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , I need saves.
    Who could be next in line for saves?

    Romo , Shaw , Clippard ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  68. McNulty says:
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    how would you rank McHugh, Ray, and Nelson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, Ray

  69. uh oh says:
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    Fernandez going back to Miami to see Doc about shoulder stiffness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s bad news

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Hey Grey. He’s on my team. So you know that means he’s out for 30 days minimum….

        -KING of the DL!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

  70. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: razzball sat question. Weekly roto redraft. Could use some help in saves. 89 of 250 FAAB remaining. How much to bid on Kahnle?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $21

  71. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Drop Santiago Casilla for Tom Kahnle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. nick the dick says:
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    Wish me the luck of the roast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, was at the game watching Teddy Heater throw out the first pitch… Hope it went well!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: How did that go??! Don’t worry bout the roast, I cruuuushed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I’m sure you did, you use the wieners line? Teddy Heater did amazing, pics to follow (I think in JFOH’s post today)

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I got a pic of Teddy throwing on the mound in a very long hyperlink and and the group photo actually in the post

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Tehol was my first commenter! where you at?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: I’m super jelly

  73. chris says:
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    Latos imploded today. Corbin imploded earlier this week. Which do I keep ROS and which do I drop? H2h pts. Thanks.

    • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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      @chris: who are you keeping instead of one of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Latos

  74. Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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    i’m reading that nate jones is back throwing 100, and may is now 8th inning in MIN (MIN finally decides to use somebody that issues strikeouts often in late innings, hmmmm, on, what, the 124th day since the start of the season, so they’re learning!).
    so either of jones/may over any of
    1. dunn/petricka (keeper but few, won’t involve RP)
    2. janssen/dyson (dynasty)
    3. lowe/walden (dynasty). lowe has been great, but he’s not in 8th inning at TOR. I probably shouldn’t drop walden in a dynasty of course (esp since may likely goes back to starting next year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Over Dunn 2. Over Dyson 3. Lowe

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: which of may/jones/j.miller over dunn, dyson and lowe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          May

  75. Slimbo says:
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    Just got offered Braun for my Russell in my keeper

    Take it and run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  76. phil says:
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    Would you give Beltre for DeShields straight up? I need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d get cheaper steals

  77. danny almonte says:
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    Can you give me a guess on where you think Franco and Rendon will be ranked next year? Ballpark guess is cool

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco 120, Rendon 75

  78. John says:
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    What is up with Wade Davis? Mr. 8th Inning giving way to Herrera again tonight?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know…

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: again today too, we should have an update by now on this.

  79. ERad says:
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    Killed it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My man! Congrats!

  80. Wilson says:
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    Arenado bang today! Finally! Will he be in top10 or 15 players , top 2 3B in the beginning of next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 15, for sure

  81. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    dynasty league 14 team H2H with hits/OPS/BB’s, Defensive stuff (put outs, assists, double plays) for hitters, holds, relief appearances, relief wins, QS, K/9, double plays and pick offs for pitchers added.
    d’arnaud
    lind
    altuve
    c.davis
    sano
    LF delino
    CF marte
    RF grichuk
    util tucker
    BN lowrie/pierzynski (stream hitter spot)/b.hamilton
    DL souza/springer/mesoraco
    NA a-jax/dahl/bell
    SP arrieta/j.garcia/iwakuma/corbin/karns and ray (2 stream spots)
    RP ramos/tolleson/britton/w.smith/mcallister/janssen/dyson
    DL walden/darvish
    NA berrios/stephenson

    Was offered this trade, duda + lucroy for my grichuk + d’arnaud. I’m not sure if this’ll be value equal or not, but lind probably doesn’t do as well as he is forever, and when springer/souza are back i’ll have to drop some OF anyway (souza maybe actually). Duda would probably be better for future value to my team possibly. D’Arnaud probably worth more long term than lucroy and i might be able to get this shrunk down to duda for grichuk alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda side

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: what about lucroy vs d’arnaud if in fact i can get it down to grichuk for duda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lucroy, but toss up more or less

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: due to age and what lucroy hasn’t done this year i might’ve thought d’arnaud was better. he’s also very very injury prone though.

  82. Swfcdan says:
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    Coming to you for a quick response on a trade question man. Man Shark has been garbage this year, and im pretty much done with him in my 16 team H2H dynasty and looking to offload. One owner looking to next year is interested and has offered me either Volquez or Beltre this year. I could use another quality bat for Util, what do you make of him ROS? Seems to be better lately. And if you don’t like him anymore should I just take Volquez (who’s been fine for a deep league really) for Shark instead? We use OBP and TB over HRs, thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Don’t think he’s toast then? How long do you still see him being valuable for (dynasty league).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Another year or two

  83. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, i traded Abreu for B Hamilton for steals 10 days ago. But he seems very ugly recently and competitors are still running and i need at least 10 steals to vatch up them.

    And now, i have a chance to get Abreu back to me (send B Hamilton back to him).
    I also need homers and very competitive in power scores.

    Should i get Abreu back ? Will B Hamilton not run too many for ROS? thanks

    • Wilson says:
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      By the way, i am a bit worry about Abreu’s power consisitant or not.. He indeed shows power rencently . Should i trust him about homers for ROS? T hanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There’s more trustworthy power sources, Chris Davis is straight power, nothing else

        • Wilson says:
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          @Grey:
          Thanks, I know your point.
          Abreu is hitting , and do you think that he will be much better than first half and keep hitting for ROS? Thanks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, he should be

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need homers more

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for your response , Grey.
        I may need to give up chasing steals scores if I decide to send B Hamilton back.

        Do you think it hard to catch up more than 10-15 scores in steals even if I have B Hamilton (and D Gordon.., then no speed style players) ?? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is hard to catch up there, yes

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks. I know what to do then.
            I am going to focus on power and pitching scores for ROS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  84. Bob says:
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    5×5 H2H Would you drop Samardzjia for Jaime Garcia, brett Anderson or Taylor Jungmann? I’m just so done with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Anderson

  85. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Samardzija for Joe Ross, Shoe or Nelson in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Thing is i dont have many moves left so if Ross is on any kind of IP limit, he cant be my guy. I need someone for ROS and someone who wont have a problem with his IP being limited at some point. Still Ross?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then no I don’t like Ross

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: who then? Nelson? Jungmann? Shoe?…
            Nelson btw, pitched great today…he was cruising up until the 7th but then the cards got to him for 4 runs…maybe he is still the best option?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nelson works for me

  86. John says:
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    This week only. Seeking outfield bat. Steals not a concern just hitting categories, walks and strikeouts….Avisail, Taylor or Herrera? Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  87. Mr Baseball says:
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    I just turned down a trade – Your 10th ranked player Carlos Gomez for Kyle Schwarber – dyansty league – AM I CRAZY ? – I am strong in the outfield on my team if you considered having Puig a strength there – it seems easier to find outfielders each year but tougher to find catchers – we use right field left field and center field in our league and Left field is the weakest outfield position which Schwarber also players – I dont think Gomez season the that bad except he lacks steals – he never was a 300 hitter –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gomez

  88. John coakley says:
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    Latos had a nice run but has zero strikeouts in two games and got lit up yesterday. In a 12 team league, is he more than a streamer when guys like Peavy, Tillman, Leake, Anderson, are on the wire? My SPs are Price, Archer, Salazar, JGarcia and Mr. Latos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  89. JoeG414 says:
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    Catcher Batty Call for today (thinking W.Castillo-AZ is not playing )

    Wilson Ramos vs Flande
    Yan Gomes vs Hughes
    James McCann vs H.Owens

    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  90. chris says:
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    For some reason someone dropped Liriano in my H2H pts league. I’m gonna try to use my waiver to get him. The bottom of my rotation is tyson ross, iwakuma and latos. Who should I drop for liriano. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  91. Wilson says:
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    Abreu or A Rod for ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        One more question, A Rod or R Howard for ROS? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A-Rod

  92. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Start two of the following:

    J Garcia vs Mia
    CMart vs Pit, vs Mia
    JRoas @lad, @sf

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Ross

  93. henncoop says:
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    Nearing the deadline for weekly waiver pickups. Trying to hold on to 1st place with the loss of Stanton seeing my lead going from 20 points down to 7 since the ASG. Hitting is best in HRs, RBIs & Avg & lacking in SBs (7th) & Runs (4th) in a 12 team 5X5 roto.
    Considering dropping (in order of request)the following
    Segura for Lindor or Alexi
    Molina for Wieters or Wellington
    Jackson for Hicks, Inciarte, Gose, Brown, or K Davis
    Rosario for Schoop, Asdrubal, Gyorko, or Odubel

    Any comments or suggestions would be great
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura has more speed…Lose Molina, Welington… Jackson for Gose…Rosario for Odubel

  94. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly root redraft. need avg, abs and runs (in that order). which 2 do you like to start this week?

    venable – 3 vs cin, 3 @ col
    k davis – 3 @ chc, 3 vs phi
    hicks – 3 vs tex, 3 vs cle
    rios – 3 vs det, 4 vs laa
    gose – 3 @ kc, 3 @ hou

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Hicks

  95. ebudz says:
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    Ahh Grey my matchup is too close for my liking!

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points:
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+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), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Up by 16 points right now but I’m debating if I should start Alex Wood tonight @PIT (-5.9)! My prayers for Latos having a positive score backfired yesterday so I’m unsure if it’s worth the risk tonight. For what it”s worth, I also have Marte batting for my team tonight in that game but my opponent will have McCutchen what do ya think? Start or sit Wood tonight?

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Ugh scratch that 16 point each.. Corbin just gave up another run and now I’m only up by 12 points!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the advice Grey!

        BTW which streamer do you like best for tomorrow?

        Kennedy vs. CIN (15.4)
        R. de la Rosa vs. PHI (13.7)
        B. Anderson (3.8)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson’s opponent?

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Oops ! he’s vs. WAS…

            • ebudz says:
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              @ebudz: Oh also Ruby isn’t an option anymore

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Anderson

  96. herschel says:
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    @Grey: best bet for sagnof. shaw, romo, machi or b rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  97. nightpandas says:
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    FML,

    Which side do you like in an OBP / SLG keeper with emphasis on this year:

    Miggy/Tulo vs Frazier/Brantley/Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  98. nightpandas says:
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    8 moves left on the year, in second, Rios sucks (newsflash).

    He is my bench bat, drop him for Peralta, Hicks or Gose?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: Tehol Brown is another option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth using a move for that

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly root redraft. gotta start archer @ tex over cmart (vs pit, vs mia) and rubby (vs phi, @ atl) next week right? SON likes cmart, rubby, archer, in order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Archer

  100. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Khris Davis or Preston Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  101. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    guessing kahnle over wilson for saves ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  102. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    for next little while for kipnis replacement in 16 team dynasty, Tron says jose ram for next 7 days, other options are dietrich/rosario/goins (anybody else hear “goins” like scooby says “zoinks”?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  103. Dommattingly says:
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    I’m gonna make the playoffs in my league. Do I want Fiers or Latos? Thanks, man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh…Latos

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: ha! Thanks!

  104. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey, who’s you batty call tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Can you ask me tomorrow? I’m not sure yet

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Next-day transactions :/

        Going to go with Ender Inciarte though vs. Harangutan! Good luck with whomever you choose tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  105. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In a 12 team weekly 5×5, I need to start Uehara or CSmith. Which would you go with Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  106. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    nola over any of hendricks/jungmann in 14 team roto with QS? somebody just dropped nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Jung

  107. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    rollins hurt do they bring up seager now?

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