Danny Valencia had himself a nice little weekend.  On Friday, he hit two homers, then yesterday he became only the third player to ever have a three-homer game (3-for-5, 5 RBIs) against the Rays (last one was Carlos Delgado in 2003), and only the 2nd player that also stood for the pregame National Anthem.   Valencia grew up Jewish, and, according to Wikipedia, “(Valencia’s) two key hitting coaches growing up were Bob Molinaro, a family friend who is a former major leaguer, and his mother Mindy.”  I didn’t have a Jewish mother, but have plenty of experience being half-Jewish, so I can imagine the guilt trips he got, “Why don’t you marry a nice Jewish girl and stop swinging at balls in the dirt?”  “You never call your mother, and you’re opening up too soon.”  “You can go take batting practice after you give your mother a kiss.”  Wikipedia doesn’t mention it, but one less guilt-inducing hitting coach he had was Jose Bautista.  Valencia learned how to hit for more power from Joey Bats.  Since Bautista imparted wisdom on Valencia, he’s hit 30 homers in the last 580 ABs.  So, can Valencia keep it going?  It appears so.  Now finish your latkes and keep your hands back!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Madson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 10th save.  This weekend Bob Melvin announced Madson was the closer, which comes about six weeks after it appeared to be the case.  Here’s what I think happened.  On Opening Day, Beane left a message with Melvin to use Madson as the closer.  So, Melvin did just that, but then Melvin left six weeks of messages with Beane to find out why not Doolittle.  Finally, Beane called Melvin back this weekend and said, “Bob, just use Madson as the closer and stop calling me.”

Sonny Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER (3 more unearned runs), 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.84.  This game was against the Rays.  The Rays are the league’s worst team with a .223 average.  Yes, worse than the Braves.  The Rays have scored the 2nd fewest runs, just missing the Braves.  They are the third worst team in RBIs, just in front of those same Braves and the Phils.  In other words, Gray could be better moving forward, but he’s far from right and I don’t mean he’s not voting for Trump.

Henderson Alvarez – Likely to be activated this week. Fun fact!  When he was younger, he’d put on the Ha! network and tell friends that it was his initials.  Whatever, right?  Yeah, well, he was only six months old!  Alvarez is around a 5-6 K/9, so streamer.

Matt Andriese – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.56.  He sounds like a GQ model.  Though, then he’d likely only go by Andriese.  So far, hitter ABs have definitely been no contest for his washboard abs.  Sadly, his peripherals don’t scream that should continue.  His K-rate (4.50) is almost as equally as bad as his xFIP (4.49).  You can try him, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.09.  Call him Dud-ley Moore.

Brandon Guyer – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .338 with a .448 OBP.  Hot schmotato alert!

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Had it been almost a week since his last solo homer?  Damn, time flies, unlike balls off his bat.

Jose Reyes – Was suspended through May 31st, having the past six weeks backdated onto his suspension.  He won’t be able to play in minor league games until his suspension is over, so he’ll miss at least another two weeks.  More likely, he’ll stay in the minors until the Rockies can trade him.  Would serve him right if he ended up on the Padres or Braves, the purgatory of the majors.  The irony is all of this started because Reyes’s wife canceled his DVR season pass for The Good Wife.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  For what it’s Wuertz, CarGo had four homers through June 1st last year and finished with 40.

Will Smith – Encouraged by his bullpen session.  Now if Will Smith can only get rightly recognized by the Academy!

Ryan Braun – Missed two straight games with a sore wrist.  Though, yesterday he said, “It’s fine.”  When a reporter followed up with, “What’s fine?”  Braun looked back and forth like the shifty-eyed dog.

Wily Peralta – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER to the Padres, and now could lose his rotation spot.  The one thing stopping the Brewers from replacing Peralta is their options include Chris Crapuano and the Chorizo from the sausage races.  There’s an outside chance the Brewers call up Josh Hader, the star of Napoleon Dynamite, who has been great in Double-A (11.9 K/9, 1.04 ERA), but he’s super raw.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I look forward to taping the podcast with JB later today.  Insert a squiggly-mouthed emoji with two eggplant emojis sticking in my ears.

Chris Carter – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  The truth is out there and so are the balls he hits.

Steve Cishek – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save on Saturday, after blowing the Friday game with 1 IP, 2 ER.  Goodbye, Donkeycorn, hello Brain Freeze.  You know how when a runner is done with a marathon they wrap them in those aluminum foil blankets?  When Cishek left the field the last time, they wrapped him in a Mystery Dum-Dum wrapper.  I attempted to stash Joel Peralta in every league, but Nick Vincent could also see save chances since Peralta hasn’t been very good either.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  Member this offseason when the Dodgers cancelled their trade with Iwakuma due to his health and I said something like, “Well, now I’m not drafting him, something’s wrong here.  And, please, if you quote this back at a later time, make it sound better.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  Is Iwakuma proving to anyone that he’s healthy now?  Then why is he owned in 70% of leagues?

Hector Santiago – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  I’m gonna go out on a 150-year-old oak limb and say if I streamed him, he would’ve gave up five runs.

Cameron Maybin – Should be activated on Monday, which could mean when Ausmus looks around the clubhouse to cut someone, Gose better duck.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Tellin’ ya, you’re gonna wish you bought him low.  I mean, for Criss Angel’s sake, his name is Just Dong.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and two homers on Saturday (6, 7), hitting .266.  He has twice as many RBIs as Freddie Freeman.  Maybe the questions about dropping Schoop should Schtoop.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.00.  P to the fft on that start, but I’d give him at least one more before moving on.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.81, but 2.57 ERA in the box scores because for some stupid reason players’ stats don’t carry over from one league to the other even though they’ve been playing interleague games for almost 20 years.  As for Chacin, he’s a streamer, so I’d use the Stream-o-Nator.

Luis Severino – Hit the Disgraceful List with “Yeah, he ain’t right, let’s say it’s his triceps.”

Ivan Nova – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.70.  Was filling for CC, but, with Severino out, Nova can pop the champagne, super, he’s staying in the rotation.  Is that a good thing for fantasy owners?  Not in mixed leagues since he has a career K/9 near 6.6 and a 4.31 ERA in 656 IP.  Fun fact!  If Nova were Korean, his name would be Ivan-ho.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That’s his fourth homer this week.  One homer for every ten years he’s been alive.  Not to be a birther, but give or take ten years.

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.11.  Somehow, on my team that I own Buchholz, his ERA is just north of eight.  Picking and choosing the best starts, that’s what the Fantasy Master Lothario do!

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 1 ER on Saturday with his 2nd blown save in his past three opportunities.  If the trainers wrapped Cishek in a Mystery Dum-Dum wrapper, they wrapped Gregerson in toilet paper, and gently pushed open the trash bin with their knuckles to try not to touch it then tried to push Gregerson in the trash.  Not sure if the Astros realized yet that “Luke, I am your waiver wire fodder” shouldn’t be the closer, but if they have, Will Harris or Ken Giles would replace him.  Harris has been much better, but Giles could be the guy.  Giles seems to suffer from the same syndrome as Drew Storen, a combination of apathy and spite that makes them only good as a closer and not worthwhile in any other inning.  We should have a glossary term for relievers like this, guys that seem to only do well in the ninth.  Please suggest in the comments.  They’re basically the opposite of a Cuddle Boy.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Correa needs a title like Kim Jong-un gives himself.  Top Dog Astro Batting Behind Reorge of Excellence?

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .208.  Maybe this will get him on a hot schmotato run, but so far he’s been Malbuena.

Evan GattisAstros said he will return on Tuesday.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Josh Rutledge – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .407 in limited duty.  That’s not the first time Rutledge and duty have been used in the same sentence, though it’s usually spelled different.

Mike Foltynewicz – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  This game came in Kansas City, which makes Faultywrittenargumenticz’s start even more implausible.  Want even more improbable?  His walk rate is under-1 after it was 5.7 in Triple-A.  In deep leagues, I’d give Fauklandislandsicz a chance, but I have no faith that he won’t go out and have a 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER next time out.

Matthew Wisler – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  Happy Wisler’s Got Pi Day!

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save vs. the Braves.  In related news, Puig just flew by my window.

Alcides Escobar – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 8th steal.  Hitting under-.200 in the last week, but worth cyclops’ing to see if he’s heating up.  Or check the Hitter-Tron on him or just to see Tron making out with a muffler.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6) and his third in two games, now hitting .289.  Still plenty of time for Seager to be the top shortstop in fantasy baseball this year.  Cust kayin’.

Scott Kazmir – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.89.  If this were last year, I’d be all about him, but we still don’t know if he’s 100% healthy, so there’s still risk here.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17 vs. Mike Leake 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  This matchup of Leake vs. Wood was billed as, “Love It or List It.  Somebody call the Property Brothers!”

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  Carpenter nailed that one off Wood!

David Peralta – Hit the DL with an inflamed wrist.  This will mean full-time work for Brandon Drury, the drunk drawer!  Yesterday, Drury went 4-for-4 and should be owned everywhere.  Also, the D-Backs called up Michael Bourn.  He’s a bench bat for now, and, unless you’re Jason Bourne, you know what to expect from him.

Rubby de la Rosa – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (1 Hit), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Damn, you gotta give Rubby a hand…if he weren’t giving himself one already.  He touches 95-96 on his fastball, and, unlike some of the other guys I’ve mentioned today, Rubby is a guy I’d take a flyer on.  Do I think he’s safe?  Not as safe as a Rubby should be.

Gerrit Cole – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  In Wrigley, G. Cole looked more like old school Diamond D, but he’s no Best Kept Secret.

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  King Kang!  Or maybe that’s Kang Kong!  Kang Kang?

Michael Brantley – Hit the DL.  As Sky texted me, “Well, whaddaya know, a guy with health issues coming into the season is having health issues in season.”  Yup.

Corey Kluber – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  Besides Arrieta and Kershaw, has any top pitcher been consistently good every start this year?  Feels like a minefield everywhere you look.  Need the Ghost of Princess Di to navigate this.  Kluber’s 3.35 xFIP suggests better pitching ahead, but his velocity is down, his Ks are down and his walks are up.  At this point, I’d be very happy (and fortunate) to see a 3.50 ERA from Kluber this year.  I mean, he gave up a homer to Juan Centeno.  Juan Centeno had four homers in the minor leagues…. Since 2007!  Oh, and this year in Triple-A, Centeno was hitting .245.  Yeah, Twins minor league catching depth is deep like listening in on a Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna conversation.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Should call him Tre Bauer because he seems to give up three earned runs in every start.  Awesome, if he threw twelve innings every start.

Tyler Duffey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.85.  His K/9 and BB/9 respectively are 8.5 and 1.9.  If those were coupled with a 95 MPH, I’d be telling everyone to grab him.  If it was coupled with more than two pitches, I’d be more intrigued.  Since he throws two pitches and tops out at 90 MPH, I’m consciously uncoupling from him.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  He has a 9.9 K/9 and a 1.5 BB/9 and a 2.38 xFIP.  I.e., top 20 starter-type numbers.  Do I think he’s quite that good?  Well, he might win less than ten games this year, and he’s young so there could be some flaky moments, but there’s no reason to not own him.

Ross Ohlendorf – 1 IP, 1 ER in the 8th, and I’m done with the Reds bullpen.  I’ve dropped Tony Cingrani and Gross Ohlendorf in every league.  Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you!

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He hasn’t kept up his big April numbers, but, at MI, you can prolly do worse.  That isn’t a challenge.

Dan Straily – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  This game was vs. the Phils, which is a backhanded way of saying Straily hasn’t been that good.  To emphasize the backhanded nature of the comment, I typed it with my knuckles.

Adam Duvall – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal, and multiple hits every day this weekend.  What does Duvall have to do to get on your team?  Get you tickets to Hamilton?  Well, then he’s never getting on your team.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 3.21.  Um, ‘member those early season struggles for Jo-Fer?  Yeah, they’re gone.  Go-fergure.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Here’s me the last two weeks, “Well, Roark at the Royals is a terrible start so I’m benching him…Damn, he pitched well…Roark is now going to Wrigley, no way I’m starting him there…Damn, he pitched well…Finally, he goes home with a great matchup vs. the Marlins.  This is gonna be great…. Cougs, please call me a wambulance.”

Joe Ross – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER (2 unearned runs), 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 2.63.  Okay, so every time JB mentions Lucroy, I’ll mention Ross.  Fair enough.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .234.  I call this, Prorating Doesn’t Need To Be Fun!  Zimmerman’s on pace for 75/18/68/.240/0.  Lowercase yay.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.29.  His bullpen let him down when Jesse Chavez gave up a three-run homer to Ian Desmond (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, 5th homer) with two runs charged to Sanchez, and Sanchez shouldn’t have been in the game in the 7th inning and I’m making all kinds of excuses for Sanchez because I can’t string together any decent starts on my RCL team.  Please return, Yu, please.

Rougned Odor – More like Roughneck Odor.  Part of me is annoyed that Odor is going to be suspended for likely 10-20 games, but Odor Popinski dropping Glass Jose was classic.  You can almost see Baustita’s cologne flying off him, Eau de Throw-In-The-Towelette.  After Odor connected with Bautista, he should’ve flipped a bat.

Glass-Jose

 
  1. trogdor says:
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    Storen& Giles are drama queens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trogdor: Think we can do better

      • DMC says:
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        @Grey: DiCaprios? Can’t perform for anything less than a 9…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, that’s solid, will add to list

    • Chris Olson says:
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      @trogdor: I like it!

  2. Tom says:
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    Do you think Rendon has been unlucky this year, low BABIP, or he is rusty/recovering from all of his injuries still, or this is who he is?

    Where do you seen Ozuna ending up in the OF rankings at the end of the year?HH

    Do you still think Bogey gets to 17 HRs this year?

    That suspension is going to suck for Odor. Great write up as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Rendon’s AVG will come up… Ozuna is a top 30-40 OF…Yes on Bogaerts

  3. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Glossary term for guys who do well in the ninth? Coffees. Because coffee is for closers. (On that same theme, “Steak knives” would be better for guys who try but can’t close… Set of steak knives… But that wasn’t the question.)

    Right. Odor the Pugilist. What i love about that clip, and it’s great although I don’t condone violence in any way, is he wanted to go for the combination (left cross?) and, Doh!, I still have my glove on! Its like he was hitting all those people who had made fun of his name since he was a kid. “Hey Odor! You stink!” Good for him.

    Have a great week, sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I think we can do better…. Thanks!

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic stuff. Loved it!

    a. Loved the Odor GiF!!! Boo-ya and another love TKO for Bombista! Sunglasses a-flyin’!

    b.How about Cishek? ERA climbed from 0.84 to 3.10 in just over a week! Am sure the SEA front office wishes they’d kept Rodney but you know what it ultimately means, right? Rodney’s due for a similar implosion. Sell, sell, sell!

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 16)

    Horatio: ‘The paramedics are on the way.’
    Calleigh: ‘The evidence is right…’
    Horatio: ‘now, sweetheart, that’s not important.’
    Calleigh: ‘But it’s all compromised.’
    Horatio: ‘Yes, everything (queue the sunglasses) but you, ma’am.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC: The theme of your post today is sunglasses, Jose” a flyin and Horatio’s a wearin,..

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks, MP. Hope all is well in the republic of Eire!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Curt C says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Funny….Love H….Queue The Who

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. How is Gray Grey? You know he’d be equally as popular in both Canada and the US? How do you spell your name young man? Is it Grey or Gray? Both, Sir!

        b. More SNAFU happened today. I almost lost it on someone. However, I took a midol and all is well. I also took the bull by the horns in resolving my SNAFU and that helped. So, thank you Sam Horn for making me solve my little SNAFU.

        c. Otherwise, temp up to 104 today. Yet the birds continue to chirp, the bees a buzzin’ and the people who live outside our compound continue to live in this God-forsaken place so I’ll continue too for at least one more day.

        Thank you very much for making me remember what is good, right and honorable.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  5. True and Correct says:
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    No doubt Odor did some boxing. But for Beltre, Joey Bats wouldn’t have stayed on his feet.
    More importantly, I assume the penalty will come down during the week, and I also assume he’ll appeal. Bottom line, does he play a full week ? Thanks
    Best punch I’ve ever seen on the diamond (and I’m 68).
    Was hoping Siegrist would get the save app. Also hoping Dyson sticks. Spent $160 FAAB on him last night.

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @True and Correct: Exactly, without Beltre he wouldn’t have stayed upright. Then in the postgame interview he says “It’s gonna take a bigger man than that to knock me down”. Surrrrrrre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @True and Correct: He’ll appeal and it’ll be at least a couple of weeks before the suspension…. Nice!

    • Chris Olson says:
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      @trogdor: I like [email protected]True and Correct: Bautista took his best shot and it didn’t even knock him down, Beltre had nothing to do with that. Odor better thank Beltre for tying up Joey Bats and not allowing him to mangle little Odor.

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Chris Olson: There is a video floating around of Odor taking on a whole team in the minors. I bet he’d hold his own!

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Chris Olson: You’re delusional. Suct tista didn’t know what city he was inb for the first few seconds after that shot…seen it many times in the ring.

  6. Chris says:
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    No comments on dyson getting save after tolleson’s latest implosion? Is tolleson worth holding if I own dyson. What about Benoit for sagnof? He is set to come off dl any day now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’ve been saying Dyson for the last 3 weeks, no change was made officially that I heard

  7. assy says:
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    Odor knocked the stench off of him.

    yo Grey! which side of this trade do you like: pederson, liriano, rodon for castellanos, schoop, and hamels

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @assy: castellanos side. Clearly. Do it now. RUN.

  8. Bas says:
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    Good morning Grey!!

    It was only a week ago when I looked at my pitchers and just laughed..
    Now feeling I should have hit the accept button on Cishek for Greinke.

    Should I make the offer to give Cishek and get Greinke?

    It is a 5×5 keeper (12 teams), first place.

    Have Chapman, Kimbrel, Davis, Joe Smith as relievers. (Benoit on my IR)
    Hamels, Salazar, Gio, Matz and Hammel as starters.
    Tried to trade Hamels but I guess the other owners listened to your show (So please, stop with that and give us Razzballers chance to trade the guy;-))

    Thanks as always, Bas from Holland

    • Grey

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      @Bas: Sounds decent

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    A) Taking a flyer on Tyler Duffey. Your info on velocity was informative, as well as his repertoire. But outside of giving up six runs in his debut, over 12 starts late 2015 and through this year, he’s yet to give up more than 3 runs, and then only twice. When does he stop being a fluke and become a success in your mind? It’s a pretty decent sample size, on a team that doesn’t give him much support….

    B)Couldn’t decide on Duvall, Schoop, or Byung Ho…picked up Park as he’s batting cleanup..thoughts? I have one more move for week, Segura and Kang at MI, DTravis on DL, outfield CarGo, JUp, Betts, and Burns. Freeman is hitting well now at 1B, but 10rbi on the year? Omg. It’s not like I can cut a home-run hitting .300 hitter….ha. Well, I did cut Sonny Gray. And now Sano….

    C)Just when Rubby seemed he’s coming into his own, seems he is day to day, now. I know you own Rodon in many leagues, how long you gonna wait on him to get it together? He’s been hurting me a lot.

    D)H2h, I know you hate them. ..if my pitching from last week matched hitting from this week, and vice versa, I’d have gone 10-0, both weeks, instead of 5-5…both.

    Thanks man, Grey my cat peed on my blanket and I’m irrationally annoyed at you. Lol

    Greg

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @greg: thanks for the duffy stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: A) Learn another pitch? He’s fine for some leagues C) I’d look elsewhere now D) Okay

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Who do you like then, Duvall or Park? Duvall toiled with the Giants, but could he have really figured it all out?

        Tx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duvall

  10. Shark says:
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    Odor might bat leadoff, but he is definitely a cleanup hitter!!!

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Shark:
      Nice.

  11. Murph says:
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    Been playing without a catcher – too early to grab gattis? If so, drop glasnow, de la rosa, hendricks? (Or Valencia who I grabbed last night) thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Not too early… Rubby

  12. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Pretty cowardly thing to do to throw at Bautista the last at bat they’d face him for the season. Man did he ever connect on that punch though

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: cowardly?…it was a clean punch not no sucker punch.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: This is the same rhetoric coming from Toronto and I just don’t get it. You think they all sat around and planned to have a fight just because they don’t play again this year? They don’t like each other and the situation just unfolded. Odor was pretty quick to swing but let’s not call it cowardly just because of when it happened.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @mauledbypandas: He was calling the pitch thrown at Bautista in his last AB of last meeting of the two teams cowardly. As in if they planned on throwing at him why wait unless you are afraid of retribution.

        • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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          I’m talking about throwing the ball that was thrown, not the punch…..

  13. A Kim Jung Un reference, coincidence Grey or are we brothers from another mother? I just recently finished my last “trophy” sculpture titled “Only Jung Can Prevent Erosion” …….

    Check it out at:
    Twitter: @youngy03
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    I’ve got my last few pieces posted, haven’t updated my website yet…. Instagram gives you the best look and back story as to why the H I created this!

    Anyone else who wants to check out my work you’re more than welcome, not trolling for followers, just trying to show you something new! But if you want to see my work……;)

    HAPPY MONDAY….

  14. Glenn Halpern says:
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    Hey Grey, can you rank these guys as potential pickups for ROY?

    Marco Estrada, Rubby de la, Rich Hill, Chris Tillman, Juan Nicasio

      • Glenn Halpern says:
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        @Grey: awesome, thanks!

  15. Yes sir says:
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    If speculating on saves, is Giles currently the best bet? I’m currently closer-less so I’m willing to speculate on anyone

    • Tommy says:
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      @Yes sir: I just picked up dyson in ranger land. Tolleson blew his way out of the closer role

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yes sir: He’s best from guys you listed

  16. Like Jordans on Tuesday says:
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    Can you rank these players ROS? looking at bench bats
    K. Davis, Castro, Villar, Schoop

    Thanks!

  17. stu says:
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    Need 2 batters and 2 pitchers to start for the week h2h points league:

    Batters: Castellanos, Shaw, Mazara, Ozuna

    Pitchers: Lester(SF), Nola(ATL), Conley(2 start PHI,WAS), Eickhoff(2start MIA, ATL)

    ***I know Lester is probably a no brainer, just wondering how you would value 2 start pitchers over someone like lester with a fairly tough matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Cast, Ozuna….Lester, Nola

  18. Nick says:
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    OOch José !! now go and get a Cortisone shot … just sayin’ ^^

    one dropped Rendon and CarGomez !
    i have no real need for them but i’m waiver#2
    here is my Bat-team:
    C Castillo
    1B Goldy
    2B Altuve
    3B Carpenter
    SS Desmond
    OF Springer – Fowler – Trumbo
    Util Encarnacion – A.Russell
    Bench KDavis Sano Myers Bautista

    else if Berrios falters tonight, i can drop him for Anto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Gomez over Myers

  19. Like Jordans on Tuesday says:
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    Would you make any swaps?
    c – castillo
    1b – belt
    2b – cano
    3b – frazier
    ss – seager
    of – marte, betts, stanton
    util – freeman, russell
    bench – k. davis
    sp – a. sanchez, kazmir, gausman, wood, glasnow, martinez, joe ross, shark, rodon
    rp – jepsen, joe smith, gomez

    (the wood/kazmir slots are used for streaming)
    e. suarez (on waivers), mazara
    pineda, fiers, dyson

    so basically…still stream the 2 positions or replace wood/kazmir?

    Thanks.

  20. Beetroot McKinley says:
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    Grey,
    NL only keeper question for 2017: $6 pomeranz or $8 Domingo Santana?

    Thanks brother!

    • Beetroot McKinley says:
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      @Beetroot McKinley:

      Should have specified that it’s a trade now but who do you think is better for next year.

  21. Jolly rancher says:
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    Morning Grey!
    Great weekend recap as always. Have Rendon, Carpenter, and Lawrie in my 10 team H2H weekly points league. Two questions:
    (1) rest of season ranking?
    (2) drop one to pick up Rodon or Santiago off wire now…if so, which one? Or can stash Glasnow or Taillon for later?
    Have Kennedy, JRoss, TRoss (DL), Gaussman, Keuchel, Arrieta, Velasquez and Greinke in my roster.
    Many thanks!

  22. The G says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    Need pitching bad and have plenty of OF’s to spare. Thoughts on this trade offer: his Thor for my Kluber/Conforto…?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @The G: Thor

    • knucks says:
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      @The G: 1 F, curios to your take on this one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The G: Agree with Cram

      • The G says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! He hit accept pretty fast…now it’s up for vote and comish approval.

    • jal179 says:
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      @The G:

      I’d move down a peg from Conforto– slumping right now but I would not want to give up his upside

  23. Nightpandas says:
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    Mornin’

    Is it worth moving on from Harvey for either of these ?

    Harvey Pujols for E5 Kazmir

    Harvey dozier for Jd Mart Kinsler

  24. Michael says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Looks like Schoop is coming around… would you drop Panik for him? Also have the slumping Dickerson as a bench bat…

  25. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I dropped Chris Carter from my UTIL spot but with Gattis coming back soon, who do you think will be better ROS? Gattis or Carter?

    I have a feeling Carter is going to be the player everyone add/drops the most since he will go 0-20 then do what he did yesterday and have people add him back.

  26. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    Replacement for odor.. 8 team 5×5 roto, panik, schoop, hill or Utley?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: Schoop playing really well of late…since I dropped him…worth a fill in!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chisoxx_22: I’d worry about it when he’s suspended

  27. Who's the worst? says:
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    For this season who do you have more confidence in kl über or Harvey? Unfortunately I own both… It’s becoming frustrating

  28. ChrisL says:
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    Great article. Grey…
    Rank these in order of keepers/impact players for 12 team 5×5: JP Crawford, O Arcia, B Snell, Alex Bregman. Thanks!

  29. Natty Boh says:
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    Sam Dyson got the save yesterday. You think Tolleson is finished as the closer?

  30. Idontcare says:
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    Gausmen or Roark ROS?

  31. The Great Knoche says:
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    Valencia/Fielder ROS?

  32. David says:
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    Grey!
    You’re awesome bro!

    I’m in a weekly lineup lg. My outfield is loaded.
    I need to start 4 out of these 6. Blackmon, Springer, S. Marte, Eaton, Jackie Bradley, Adam Jones.
    Marte is supposed to go on paternity leave this week (today Monday I believe). Marte has a juicy week ahead but might only be available 4 days this week….. should I stick with him?

    thanks.
    (h2H points)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Not Eaton, Bradley

  33. Joe Cool says:
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    Oh, most wise Oracle Grey. I pay homage to your gift of foresight, and I beg thee to bless me with a vision. The following players are available in my league. Do you see any add drops in my future?

    Taillon (bc Glasnow’s BB rate is terrifying)
    Napoli (to start a bench collection)
    Pearce or Phillips (bc Odor’s suspension is coming)
    T.Turner (see Odor above, except with speculative fun)
    Eickhoff (to fit in with my solid but unspectacular rotation)
    Wright (see above under Eickhoff, Jered, except I hate the BoSox)

    H2H, 12-team, 5×5 redraft:
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Herrera, Belt, Util – Valencia, Bench – Cozart, Heyward ||| SP – J-Zim, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Duffey, Glasnow, Carrasco (DL); RP – Chapman, Rondon, Cishek, Rodney, May

  34. NottaC question says:
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    Greyt roundup agree Reds bully a mess. I know u hate C questions sooooo…With Gattis going to catch would you take him over Vogt? Salty?

  35. Idontcare says:
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    In a keeper league:

    Mazara and Gausmen (or Roark) for archer

    Maz and Gausmen (or Roark) for cueto

    Maz and Gausmen (or Roark) for Quintana

    Maz and Gausmen (or roark) for Cole hamels

    Maz= Mazara. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Idontcare: Maz/Gaus for Archer, Cueto or Quintana

  36. Idontcare says:
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    Keep forever league:

    $10 is the minimum a player can be

    $10 Dee Gordon, $15 Nomar, $10 Gausmen for $25 Chris Davis, $25 Grienke?

    I wouldn’t keep anyone involved in this trade as it stands now…

  37. papasmurf says:
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    Wow Odor even bitch slapped him on his way down. Total pwnage.

  38. Knucks says:
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    I figured peralta but went and added Benoit to my DL anyway since peralta was already owned

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Knucks: Yeah i did the same

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Very glad to hear. Prob would have went Benoit even if Peralta was around. He has been so bad. Could easily see a DFA situation for him, with Furbush/Benoit/Zych all back by the end of the month or so. Saw somewhere that Benoit could be back on the upcoming road trip. But they could also send him to Tacoma for quick appearance.

        I just need him to stay on the shelf through today (likely will, with the day off for the M’s). The pool is all available through overnight waivers and I wanna grab Giles and just let both dumpster fires play out until the weekend. Sadly this means no streamers/batty calls for me this week. Though several that looked like smart plays have been blowing up in my face lately.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @knucks: Ha yeah i grabbed Giles as well

  39. Johnny boy says:
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    Drop gomez for Duvall or Upton Jr? 12 team ops league

  40. Brian says:
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    Better pitcher to burn a bench spot: berrios or taillon?

    Thanks

  41. Rusty Arms says:
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    Votto Votto Votto. What to do with Votto! What’s up with that? 100 points under last years average. Ok he has nowhere to go but up, but he’s been awful.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rusty Arms: You and Scott Kimmel should hug it out…

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Rusty Arms:
      Striking out more, 33%, (40/23) and walking less. I have Belt at 1st, just traded Votto for Story for my utility.

  42. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    I got outbid on the Valencia orange and am left with a pickle. 10-team H2H w/ OPS. Ever since Moustakas went to the DL, my CI spot has been a revolving door of hot schmotatoes.

    Currently have Napoli there but he was pretty bleh last week. Should I drop him for any of these options: Cron, Ryan Zimmerman, or Bour (facing 7 righties in the next week)?

    Or instead, grab Schoop and move Lawrie from my MI spot to CI? Any help from the Razzborg would be appreciated!

  43. Matt says:
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    So where do we stand on Matt Harvey? The velocity is making me nervous. Through 8 starts, his FB velocity is at 94 mph, down from 96 mph in 2016. Apart from his last start in 2015 (94.4), his WORST FB velocity in a start last year (95) is equal to his BEST velocity in a start this year (95). Finally, he’s had 3 starts at 92.8 mph avg FB velocity this year (incl. 2 of the last 3). I’m not sure where sample sizes start to become relevant, but that doesn’t seem like the same pitcher.

    I’ve been offered (a) J Upton or (b) Smyly & Tomas/CSantana. I’m not sure how long to hold before I just take what I can get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d take Upton if I needed hitting…I’m concerned with Harvey, he could be exhausted from last year

  44. Jvanslyke says:
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    Great write up. Odor has been so good, its going to suck to lose him for two weeks

    I’m going to defend JB for a second.. Joe Ross looked good yesterday. He got into a no out jam and worked his way out only to have Drew lose an infield pop up in the sun to give up his 2 unearned. Later, another jam and at the 100 pitch count mark, intentionally walked Hechavarria and his .217 avg. to get to Jose Fernandez. He looked gassed at 100 but I’m guessing Dusty didn’t notice as he was telling the 3rd base coach his story of smoking weed with Jimi Hendrix for the 28th straight game while changing out toothpicks.

  45. TheOne says:
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    ”  Besides Arrieta and Kershaw, has any top pitcher been consistently good every start this year?”

    …….Sale?…..Strasburg?

    • Cram It says:
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      @TheOne: It wasn’t literal…

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @TheOne:
      Quintana and Happ

  46. Great recap. Offered D. Salazar and J. Upton for C. Davis. Who wins?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @vrugg: Its fair…depends on needs..id take Salazar side

  47. Neogonzo Mourning says:
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    Stolen and Giles are Late Risers – they never get up before 9.

  48. Oranje says:
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    Any reason to start Odor?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Oranje: I dont see him being suspended more then a game this week- the bigger punishment will likely be appealed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: He won’t be suspended for a few weeks is my guess

  49. Swfcdan says:
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    Salty or Wieters at C?

  50. Comment_Section says:
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    1) I picked up Valencia in all 5 of my league right after his 2 HR night, then I dropped him in one league right afterwards. But instead of being excited about his 3HR game, all I could do is self-flagellate over dropping him in that one league. Now I’m almost rooting against him.

    2) Mazara is getting dropped in a lot of my leagues (12 team roto Y!) But I don’t get it. Pick that shit up, yea?

    3) SideA or B: Bryant+S. Marte for Odor+Beltre+Kluber+Salazar

    4) Chocolate flavoured keeses

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Comment_Section: 2. Yes grab Mazara …3. Bryant side

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: 4) Taco flavored kisses*

        • Comment_Section says:
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          @knucks: Shit you’re right, they’re taco flavored. Thanks Jer…with an F.

          • knucks says:
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            @Comment_Section: Hahh how bout choco-taco flavored?

  51. Nightpandas says:
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    Cloud 9er – in a state of euphoria when pitching in the 9th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: Not bad, let’s see what else we get

  52. Mel

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    Profar going to play with Odor’s impending suspension?

    • Old School Brother says:
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      Doubt it, unless the suspension is longer than a week

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

    C: Realmuto
    1B: Votto
    2B: Lawrie
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Trout, Marte, Herrera
    Util: Desmond, Franco
    Bench: Pujols, Sano
    SP: Syndergaard, Samardzija, Matz, Nola, Liriano, Glassnow, (R. Iglesias-DL)
    RP: Cishek, Rodney, Colome, Gomez

    I’m a little short on SP having Glassnow stashed along with 2 bench bats and 4 closers.

    Should I drop Sano/Pujols for: Eickhoff, Corbin, Leake, Bauer? Ozuna?

    Drop Lawrie for Dozier, Schoop?

    • Grey

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      @TOGMAN: Lawrie for Schoop

  54. Hi Grey:

    For saves speculation without putting ratios at too much risk, who’re your top coupla of choices between Harris, Giles, Strickland, Gearrin, and Buchter? I’m leaning Harris.

    Thanks!

  55. Rondo says:
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    Points league pick 3 – Schoop, Parra, Melky, Valencia, Castellanos, Span, Saunders, J. Villar, Yunel

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rondo: Parra, Valencia, Cast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Agree with Cram

  56. Swfcdan says:
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    Who’s a better saves stache, one of the Mariner guys or Giles (or Harris)?

    • knucks says:
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      @Swfcdan: FWIW I added Benoit, then stuck him on the DL. Hoping he isn’t activated today. Will then add Giles overnight through our league waivers (maybe throw a buck or two at it, since I have a big Saves issue right now).

      I won’t make any streamer moves for the week (if Benoit gets activated) and pray one of the situations clears up by the weekend. If I had to, I guess I could drop my one bench bat, Ketel. But I’m really not tryinta.

      Peralta and Harris were both owned already, but Benoit and Giles were available. Didn’t expect that. Anyways good luck bud. I hope I don’t get you skipped with my rant.

  57. peacecoast says:
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    grey thanks for great consistent work! Choose 2 a 12T mixed roto with daily lineup changes: I am currently 4th in all pitching categories.

    A wood, Rubby, Karns, Erod, J Gray

    • Grey

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      @peacecoast: Thanks! I’d look at upcoming matchups…Rubby, Karns

  58. Commish Cauda says:
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    need an arm…trade Adam Jones for Kluber in a 16-team, H2H-Points league?

  59. Nightpandas says:
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    Couple more offers I received. These are for a keeper league but am going for it this year:

    Give Mazara Lester get E5

    Give Pujols/Lester/McCullers get E5/Pineda

  60. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’ve watched that Tex vs. Tor fight video about 10 times already, “a real Donny Brook”.

    Been offered Segura for Belt in a 12 team h2h points league.

    Have Pujols and Freeman as my other 1Bs; Rendon, Schoop, Ian Desmond, and Starlin Castro as my MIs. Should I say “nah” like my gut is telling me or do you think Segura has a better ROS?

  61. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Valencia or Drury?

  62. Michael says:
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    Do you drop Grichuck for Valencia?

  63. Scott says:
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    I squeezed out Valencia. Dangit!

  64. Clint says:
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    Couple queries bwana:
    1) Due to an odd quirk in Fantrax’s minor eligibility rules in my 14 team h2h pts dynasty league, Gattis went down UT only & came back C only yesterday, leaving me w/him & Martin now for 1 catcher & 1 utility spot. Should I drop one for the waiver schmohawk options of: Villar, Span, Panik, Valencia, Holiday, Semien, Grandy, Kendrys, Mallex, and/or Fielder?

    2) Same league. What do we do w/Mr. TP for my Buchholz? Between him & La Pineda, I’m getting indigestion. Drop him for Ruby, Kazmir, Fiers, Martin Perez, Nolasco, Iwakuma, Tropeano, Anibal, and/or Jon Gray?

    Thanks as always my friend!

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      Michael Fulmer’s also available at pitcher for a possible Buch replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Martin for Valencia 2. Kaz and Rubby

  65. Scott says:
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    You know what’s more annoying than catcher questions? Should I stream/start vs. the Braves.

    So, should I stream Jon Niese vs. the Braves?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: If you need to, yea give it a shot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: In some leagues

  66. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Great recap Grey! who’s the better pickup, Dyson or Giles ?

  67. Noam says:
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    I love the Rangers fan in the background of the GIF when Odor lands the hit.

    H2H points league – 12 team
    My Hammel and Trumbo for Justin Upton?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

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      @Noam: Totally! I’d hold on the trade

  68. Boston Mike says:
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    Based on this post do you like Velencia over Lamb and Tomas?

    • knucks says:
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      @Boston Mike: He’s got three straight starts vs Lefties I believe

  69. Old School Brother says:
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    Hang on Rougie, Rougie hang on!

    I only wish Jose’s Dad came into town, I looked all over the place for him Saturday night to no avail. Pretty sure he’s scared of Texans now

  70. 740 says:
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    sup Gray, . 10 team h2h 6x5cats

    1: David Peralta placed on DL. drop him pick up Danny Valencia or hold?
    2: Gattis or Welington?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: 1. Go for it 2. Welington

  71. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Bryce Harper for George Springer, Garret Cole, and Jose Quintana.

    Which side? Thanks!

  72. Branta says:
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    I’m done. Prince Fielder can get hot and come back to salvage his garbage season on someone else’s team.

    3/20 the last week, OPS of .530 on the year. OBP and SLG are supposed to be his jam!

  73. DancinHomer says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Daaaamn, that Odor punch made my night. Not that I condone violence or anything, but cmon… I’ve seen mma fights with punches thrown that didn’t connect as good as Odor’s did!

    Anyway, I need an OF his week with Marte apparently going on paternity leave. Which of these OF-ers you like best:

    Valencia
    Guyer
    Beltran
    Rua

    Lastly; glossery term: Bipolar bear

    Cheers

    • Grey

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      @DancinHomer: Valencia… I think we can do better on the term

  74. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I had a girlfriend in high school that had the same background as Valencia…..”Juban”

  75. KeeblerMN says:
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    Morning sir!

    12 team keeper auction, with shallow benches.
    I have Gallo and Buxton with 1 minors spot and 3 bench.
    Would you drop Buxton ($10) or Gallo ($3) to make room for a bench bat/streamer or should I hold?
    If you think hold I could drop Corbin.

  76. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey I’m forming a backup plan incase Matz’s arm situation escalates. In my 10 team points league pitchers rule. Example, 50 points per win. Please rank these pitchers on my waivers. Thank you:

    Ventura
    Smyly
    McCullers
    Chen
    Pomeranz

  77. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Someone dropped Sonny in a 12 teamer… I know hes a “Grey Shmohawk” and hes not doing well, but should he at least be owned? I have a couple pitching spots specifically for streaming, so I have the room.

  78. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey hope the weekend treated you well!

    H2h points/ weekly

    With the impending suspension surrounding Odor , who to add as 2b depth/ a suspension replacement.

    Here are options; Schoop, Brandon Phillips, Dietrich(2b/3b/OF) & Aaron hill (2b/3b).

    Next , are you keeping Nomar mazara in the starting lineup or benching him for either piscotty, parra, Khris Davis.

    Or move trumbo from DH slot & move him to OF then bench mazara? Available DH’s I can add; Cj cron, Khris Davis, prince fielder

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

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      @Green monstah: Thanks! You too! Odor won’t be suspended for a few weeks… Schoop… Parra in Coors, Piscotty otherwise

  79. T. Duffy or Rubby De La Soul

    Napoli or Wil Myers

    6×6 ops league and QS Who do you like out of these two pairings. Was it me or was Bautista slow to react to that punch. That was worse than my 7 yr old princess taking a punch from my ahole 3 yr old son. You gots to guard your grill Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Rubby…Myers…Guard your grill, knuckle up!

      • @Grey: Damn Rubby Sojo was snagged over the weekend how about Evoldi, Bauer, Alex Wood, Kazmir, Fister, Yordanao Ventura
        Of these guys who would you take 1 and 2, The waiver wire is thin

        Another thing that sucks this year 6 out of 7 weeks teams had a sub 3.00 ERA against me times are tuff

        • Grey

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          Streamers… Wood or Kaz

  80. Gerwer says:
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    anyone starting smyly @ tor?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Gerwer: Going to, yes, with one eye closed. Donaldson will hit a HR off him but Smyly has pretty good numbers vs the Blue Jays… Good luck!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gerwer: I am

  81. Don says:
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    Who would you add in place of Iwakuma? Bauer, Jon Gray, Rubby, Wisler, Leake, Wood

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don: Rubby, but I’d probably be streaming instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Agree with Cram

  82. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Bryce Harper for Jake Arrieta.

    Which side? And is it close? Thanks!

  83. Thomas says:
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    Pick two: Danny Valencia, Neil Walker, Anthony Rendon.

    Pick two: Yasiel Puig, Brandon Belt, Alex Gordon, Steven Souza.

    My team stinks, OBP league.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Thomas: Valencia, Walker….Puig, Belt

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Thomas:

      Walker, Rendonn
      Puig and Belt

  84. MJP says:
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    With Forsythe out, I need a new UTIL in a 7×7 (+BB,+OPS). Who would you choose between

    Matt Holliday
    Josh Reddick
    Dustin Pedroia
    Kendra Morales

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Reddick

  85. Randy Bobandy says:
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    From a non-Fantasy point of view (and I have Odor on one team damnit) isn’t it a bit bush league to throw at Bautista in his last AB of the series, and they won’t play again this season?

    And Roark has brutal numbers vs the Marlins, whom of course he faces on Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: Guess they figure he had it coming after the bat flip

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: They’ll play again… in the ALCS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SNAP

  86. WillisReid says:
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    Comfortable with Smyly @TOR tonight?

    SoN was lukewarm on the idea and I usually try to avoid those matchups but up against it, but the Jays seem to be slumping a tad.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @WillisReid: Im starting him

      • WillisReid says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Good enough for me!

        Thanks for the input Jef:-)

  87. Joe Cool says:
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    Hmm. Rudy had a very good idea and suggested that I offer:

    J-Zim, Cozart, and Cishek for Greinke after the Greinke owner rejected J-Zim + Cozart and demanded Rondon, too.

    The Greinke owner is holding firm (or bluffing firm) on wanting me to replace Cishek with Rondon in my offer. Should I do that or hold firm on not including Rondon and instead offer to include Cishek, Rodney, or bust in this 3-for-1?

    My closers are Chapman, Rondon, Rodney, and Cishek (with May possibly in the wings)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe Cool: I dont know why you want Greinke

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Joe Cool: grienkr was just dropped in one f my leagues for Adam Eaton. Lol

  88. Tony C says:
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    In a weekly lineup points league I had to DL Peralta yesterday and pick up a replacement OF for today’s lineup. I picked up Matt Holliday. Would Duvall or Tomas be better adds for next week or wait to see on Holliday? Valencia is also available but he went off yesterday after I picked up Holliday. Thanks Grey and suoer write up today.

  89. maxim says:
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    So many 3B options – Castellanos, Drury, Lawrie, and now Valencia.

    Would you drop any of them for Valencia?

  90. mrbaseball says:
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    So Grey do you think its time to drop Buchholz in keeper league – I would be dropping him to pick up the hot Hold dude for the week – Last year he started off slow – this year he is starting off slower – next year he might not start

    I also have Nova – 13 starters in all — deep 16 team league

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mrbaseball: You can drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrbaseball: I’d hold in a deep league, he is unstartable right now though

  91. Nightmare says:
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    Hey Greylord! Hope you had a good weekend brother. Fiona missed you on Friday mornings write up. Piscotty doesn’t know!!!

    12 team H2H points
    Made a trade without your consent first. Hopefully you likey

    My tanaka/Puig for C-Mart/Freeman
    1)How’d I do?
    2) Rubby, Santiago, Corbin, Bettis, gray…….would u own any of these cats or are they all streamers

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nightmare: 1 Looks good/Fair….2. Streamers

  92. Joey Stars says:
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    Hanley Ramirez question — Is his recent hot stretch a time to sell now at the highest, or do you think an end of season line of .305/80/15/80/10 could be in play for the once superstar? I know the main issue here is health, but I feel like the trade market (in my league at least) is low, so what range of player would be a good value to move him for vs. rolling the dice on a healthy season at 1b and putting out line like above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey Stars: I’d sell if I could get a top 50 bat, top 20 arm

  93. Scott says:
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    10 team redraft league with limited bench. Gonna pick up Schoop to replace Odor. Who do I drop between Odor Pujols and Conforto?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: You must have someone else you can drop…i wouldn’t drop any of them for him

  94. primetime says:
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    Grey, drop Pineda and Odorzzi?

    For Alex Wood, Rubby, Corbin, Jon Gray and Chen?

    Wood had put together a string of some nice starts lately.. Jon Gray looked really good and his K/9 is ridiculous.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @primetime: Pineda for Chen is the way id go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @primetime: Pineda for Rubby, Wood or Gray depending on matchups

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @primetime: I’d keep Pineda,

  95. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Okay so i’m off to a 2-4 start in my main league. Apparently my pitching isn’t very good. I have so many HRs i’m going to have to sell a bat now.

    We’ll discuss later. I’m still watching the Odor knockout video on repeat. This needs to happen more often in baseball. Amazing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Bet punch landed that I can remember in baseball….Usually they just grab each other and wrassle

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Best fight since Rose and Harrelson. This needs to happen more often! No more fake tough guy crap. Either fight or don’t. There is no inbetween.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One fight should happen every game during the 7th inning stretch

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Starting a petition on change.org.

            One fight every game during the 7th inning stretch while God Bless America blares through the loudspeakers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is perfect, thanking you in advance

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: My pleasure, bud

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re the best!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: No you are!
                    Quick Sophie’s choice for you. Two out of three.

                    Roark, Ross @ MIA, Vargas home Vs. LAD

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha…Ross, Vargas

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Thx BB

  96. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Jung Ho Kang or Drury position don’t matter.

    Is it close?

    Thanks

  97. Wilsonian says:
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    1) What are your thoughts on Verlander now? He’s been pretty solid over the last two starts, and really other than the hiccups @ CLE and v. PIT he’s been solid in his other starts. Think he’s more than a streamer?

    2) I’m looking at losing one of my useless closers – Tolleson, Gregerson, Ziegler – who gets the drop?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  98. henncoop says:
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    I am wondering about the Padre SP Colin Rea. He gets 2 starts this week @ home vs LAD & SF. He definitely does not have a great pedigree but when you look at this year’s starts so far & take out his 2 starts @ Col & @ CHC he looks more then decent considering what’s out there. The Cubs especially in Chicago or pitching in Mile High make most SPs look pretty bad.
    His other 5 starts were against pretty decent competition …all playoff contenders except Philly. Those starts were: NYM; @ LAD; StL; Pit; & @ Phi. His numbers those game were: 31 IP with 9 ER & 22/8 K/BB. I figured his ERA over those 5 games to be 2.32. I know the Ks are lighter then what we would like ideally & SON seems to hate both of his starts this week. But given what is out there in 12 team leagues …I thought he might be worth a peek or at least to see what he does this week.
    Any thoughts Mr Grey or Razzball nation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @henncoop: He’s a streamer who I’d start at home in decent matchups

  99. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Gaus or Lackey for Schoop?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Kind of depends on the rest of your staff though…Gausman has more upside but Lackey is safer

  100. Slowmez says:
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    Odor’s right was a beautiful thing, but he’s messing up a good thing I had going. Assuming suspensions come down soon, I need to figure out who helps me out at MI. Biggest question is who do I drop?

    League: ESPN 10 team H2H 5×5 keeper
    Available: Schoop, Seimen, Danny Santana (with OF eligibility)

    My Team:
    C: Ramos
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Odor
    SS: Story
    3B: Beltre
    1B/3B: Miggy
    2B/SS: B Lawrie
    OF: C Davis
    OF: Cain
    OF: Polanco
    OF: Eaton
    OF: Reddick
    UTIL: Belt
    BE: Castellanos
    BE: Span
    DL: D Travis

    SP: Scherzer, Harvey, Hamels, Matz, Nola, J Ross, Aaron Sanchez, Porcello, McCullers, Iglesias (DL)
    RP: Papelbon, Madson, A Miller

    • Cram It says:
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      @Slowmez: Schoop. Span’s the easy drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slowmez: Totally! Agree with Cram

  101. Pita pan express says:
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    These closers all follow the 9-9-9 plan! If it ain’t the ninth no need to pitch right!

  102. Rich says:
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    I hate everything, why does fantasy baseball have to be such a cruel mistress? My league really limits transactions, so I have to rely on one of Pineda, Corbin, or Leake the rest of the way. Pineda looks like he has the biggest upside, but Corbin has been the best of the three so far, and Leake has turned in back to back strong starts (the only two games that I’ve benched him, naturally). Who do I roll the dice on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich: Corbin is safest

  103. Scott says:
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    Fun Fact!

    An arietta in music describes a self-contained piece for one voice. Often shortened to just ‘aria’.

  104. danny almonte says:
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    Hey Grey, Liriano was dropped… thinking about dropping Corbin for him. Also have Gausman, Kennedy, R.Hill, Shields. What do you think

  105. Scott says:
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    Diva Reliever

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: This ones pretty good. I’d spell it “Diva Reliva” though

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Maybe also add an ‘e’ in there though ;)

      • Scott says:
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        @knucks: lol, i thought of that after i left the computer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Not really feeling it

  106. a bag of sand says:
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    kluber or harvey ros

      • Fher says:
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        @Grey:

        Kluber or Fher ROS

        • Fher says:
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          @Fher: And is it close

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kluber

  107. knucks says:
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    I am in first in HR, second in RBI. Last in Average. Second to last in Saves.

    Would you accept this offer I just got in 12 team Roto…

    My Frazier for
    His Franco/Sam Dyson

  108. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I don’t remember where I read it but “Done DMC” for the Yankees triumvirate of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman locking down 7-8-9 is a pretty badass nickname.

  109. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Glossary Term….Ninth Owl…Like a night owl..useless early but great late.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ill be laying in a corner in the fetal position, sucking my thumb until i hear it was approved.

  110. Ryan Doumit says:
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    Cespedes or McCutchen?

    Here are the offensive categories we’re dealing with (1B, 2B, 3B, HR, R, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OBP)

    And do you think Grienke will bounce back?

  111. Pu$$y Control says:
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    It’s still early enough for Fielder to become the fattest most worthless piece of $hit in the league too.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: now that pablo’s gone and moobs barely exists it’s a fight between bitch tits fatt adams and him.

  112. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think of J Upton for Polanco?

    • TacktheKack says:
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      @TacktheKack: BTW, my league is 8 cats (R, HR, XBH, TB, RBI, K, SB, OBP). Upton is killing me in K, and I could use the SB as I lost D Gordon.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TacktheKack: Id want Polanco

  113. Jimmy Bond says:
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    drop Ziegler for Dyson?

  114. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    H8monger!

    Love you Grey

  115. Need starting pitching, who to deal for a solid pitcher; A-Gon, Belt, Fielder

    Fielder not going to get much in return at this point, was thinking Belt for J Ross or not enough?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @kR Express: A-Gone may be the best one to move…Id keep Belt

  116. griff says:
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    12 team dynasty: drop J. Ross for Bauer?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @griff: Hold

  117. Jim says:
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    Need offense. Salazar for Betts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jim: Betts easy

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Easy Betts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Betts

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jim: Betts

  118. dk says:
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    Rank Cueto, Kluber & Price ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Cueto, Price

  119. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Mazara or Valencia?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Mazara

      • ryanoger says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Well son of a B$*@! Decisions…Decisions

        Cram thoughts? Break this tie…

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @ryanoger: Maz

        • Cram It says:
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          @ryanoger: Valencia, safer.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Forget Safe….MAZARA!!!!

            • Cram It says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: Big fan! Don’t think he’s quite there yet for this year.

  120. Ollie says:
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    Lawrie or Schoop ROS? 12 team H2H 6×6 (OPS/total bases)

  121. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 team H2H redraft;

    Drury or Valencia ROS?

    Thanks!

  122. Bobby says:
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    Who wins?
    Player A gets Danny Salazar
    Player B gets Gregory Polanco & Dallas Kuechel

    • Bobby says:
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      Typo – Player B gets Kuechel & Michael Conforto

  123. web says:
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    Ruby, Tyler Wright orAlex Wood worth rostering over Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  124. Comment_Section says:
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    Sorry, uno mas:

    Which side: Bryant, Yelich, Melancon, S. Dyson for Encarnacion, Kluber, Jansen, Castellanos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

      • Comment_Section says:
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        @Grey: Just checking: when you say “side A” or “Bryant” you mean take the side/player, not the side that gives up that player, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want the player I name

  125. joe says:
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    Any extended thoughts on Jon Gray? Tough to trust him in Colorado, but is he becoming more than a matchup play when he’s on the road? Recent numbers are very impressive and he was once a highly regarded prospect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him on the road

  126. shipping A-Gon and B Lawrie, look for Kluber or J Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  127. Bobby says:
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    Who wins?
    Player A gets Drew Smyly & Jose Quintana
    Player B gets Dallas Kuechel & Gregory Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  128. Joe Cool says:
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    So what kind of buy low SPs or OFs would you try to use J-Zim as trade bait for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, JD

  129. SF says:
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    Two of my closers are Jepsen and Tolleson. It hurts to even type that. Can I drop Tolleson for Harris? Please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. jal179 says:
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    Has Dyson offially taken the job in TEX?

    Rondon + Dyson for their Salazar fair?

    Thoughts on Chris Carter for their McCullers? DEEP pitching league, my SPs suck

    10 teamer h2h redraft.

    Thanks Sir Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…Salazar side…McCullers side

      • jal179 says:
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        @joe:

        Thanks. McCullers that good? Noice. I’ll offer it.

        Chapman for Salazar straight up?

        Rondon or Chapman for Darvish? ETA on big Yu?

  131. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Is Giles a bad setup guy or is he “Storen’ it up” for the 9th….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Rudy doesn’t like terms that use a player’s name, thinks they get dated

  132. joe says:
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    Owings, Schoop, Dietrich, Scooter, Panik for 2B? need runs and avg
    stash travis or trea?

    • jal179 says:
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      @joe:

      I stashed Trea on my bench this am and feel ragingly bonerific about it considering Suarez is my SS.

      Panik in the 2 hole! is what my GF always screamed. Panik doesn’t seem to get much lovin around here but I like him for the runs and average you are asking for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  133. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey! In a deep roto league – I’ve got McGee, Osuna, Ziegler, and Rodney, and I normally start three of them. But we have a utility pitcher spot, so are you iffy enough on any of these SPs that I should consider sitting one in favour of throwing a 4th closer into my starting roster for the week?

    Gausman (@LAA)
    Joe Ross (@MIA)
    Chen (@PHI)

    If not, which RP to sit? I keep sitting Rodney but he keeps rolling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  134. Newbie says:
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    How about 9 Ho for pitchers like Giles and Storen?

  135. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft holds league

    1. Grandal owner who’s the better NA stash right now Gattis or Taillon based on my SPs below?
    2. Ziegler is up for grabs now that Dyson should be closing should I add Ziegler over Dyson or hold?

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Matz, The Shark, Hammel
    RP- K-Rod, Casilla, Madson, Jeanmar Gómez, Dyson, Neris
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    thanks again man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Taillon 2. Dyson

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

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

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: Gregerson, Jeffress, Betances
    Bench: (Gausman, Hill, McCullers, Odorizzi, Chen)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Available RP: Osuna, K-Rod, Street*, Madson, McGee, Boxberger*, Vicaino, Doolittle, Perkins*, O’Day, Giles, J. Smith, Harris, Dyson, Brach..

    Should I be making any changes to my current RPs? I started the year with Jansen and Familia but soon realized how important SAGNOF can be and was able to flip them for some better bats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna over Gregerson

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good thanks! 1st place team (I’m tied for 2nd place with 3 others teams at 4-2) just dropped him for Andriese oddly enough so gotta wait til he clears waivers Wed..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. fried fish fan says:
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    Deeper 12 team, standard H2H league.

    Oddly no one has stashed Trea Turner aka TT yet… Mike Conforto is my bench / alternate bat and speed is an issue for me since losing Dee Gordon. On the other hand my worst pitcher is Jimmy Nelson but my rotation is probably the strongest in this league..

    Lose Conforto for TT or lose Jimmy Nelson for TT?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Nelson

      • fried fish fan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks alot!

    • fried fish fan says:
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      @fried fish fan: Forgot to mention that waivers has way more bats available than pitchers in this league

  138. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Stubbs, Rua, or Hyun So Kim in an AL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rua

  139. GregJeffries says:
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    Awesome write up Gray!
    Looking to bolster my SPs, can you tank ROS:
    – Nicasio
    – H. Santiago
    – E. Rodriguez
    – Kazmir

    Thanks again!

    • GregJeffries says:
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      (*rank, not tank, of course)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hector, Kaz

  140. brett says:
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    Grey,

    I have 2 potential trades to choose from. 12 team with a category for holds and another for saves. Current pen is: Colome, Dyson, Tolleson, Neris, May, McGee, Will Harris. I have Street and Box on my DL. Staff is J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Rodon, McCullers. I could also use speed. The following would be my utility and pitchers I could end up with after the trades. Which do you prefer:
    A: Will Harris, Carrasco, Revere
    B: Jake McGee, Smyly, Duda

    Thanks
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  141. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Marte off on paternity leave, the Pirates have called up Alen Hanson who has been playing LF for about 2 weeks in AAA. He’s got 2B eligibility and could see ABs against ATL (4 games), COL (3 games), ARI (3games)…

    He could be helpful provided the team actually lets him get starts. What do you think about him? I know Prospect Mike was excited about his potential, but it seems that Ralph isn’t as impressed.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be up for all of 2-3 games, he might steal a base or two

  142. Richard says:
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    Puig was dropped in my 10 team ops league, would you take him over Lorenzo Cain, Heyward, pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Heyward

  143. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    I am hanging onto Glasnow and Taillon for when they come up. Which one is safer to drop for an add?

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  144. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I pulled the plug on Fielder today. This probably means he goes off tonight. Plan accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  145. BrewerFan says:
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    Sorry if it was brought up already, but Trea Turner is supposed to be up within 2 weeks (by the 30th) is he worth stashing for when he comes up? I always hate wasting a roster spot for more than a couple of days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth stashing

  146. Curt C says:
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    keeper league, traded Betts, Papi, Cole and Eickhoff for Springer, Desmond, Keuchel and J Upton…….any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  147. Curt C says:
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    Kyle Seager, Alex Wood, Harrison and Madson for Hahn, Rendon, Polanco ans Smamdja(bad spelling)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  148. OaktownSteve says:
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    Adenalinines!

    Didn’t see Valencia’s third but the first two were “Don’t Speak” or in other words…a No Doubt hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’ll run it by Rudy…

  149. Doughboy says:
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    Would you drop Giolito to stash Taillon, Snell, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  150. Sideshow says:
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    What about Benoit for save chances in Seattle? Back soon & seems like most logical choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When he’s back he’d be the guy

  151. Dawson says:
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    Pick one
    Marte vs Perez
    Stanton vs eikoff
    Bautista vs smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  152. Doughboy says:
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    Trade J.Up and Matz to get Grichuk Archer? 14tm H2H Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  153. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Odor suspension prolly won’t come any time soon, but Rendon on waivers
    Currently have on my 10 team …
    2b Odor
    SS Bogaerts
    MI Schoop
    BN Leake, Colome (4th RP)
    Make a move ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  154. Grab Some Pine says:
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    In a deepish keeper with 3 OF spots, I’m not getting much production out of Dickerson. Carlos Gomez was just dropped. Would you use a middle of the pack waiver spot and try to make the switch? (Pillar and Span are the only other two OF I think worth considering out there).

    Great write up as usual. Especially with locating streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Gomez

      • Grab Some Pine says:
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        Thanks a lot. I’ll give him a shot and see what happens

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. Brown L says:
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    Giles and Storen are Shelley Levines: They’d be great if only they had the Glengarry Leads!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’ll run it by Rudy

  156. Dr Hocker says:
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    O how i enjoyed seeing that punk @$$ Bautista get clocked. You can see him expecting a baseball type fight where nothing happens and then BOOM…he’s lucky Beltre came out and held him up–he’s out of it as he starts to go to the ground. Yes kids, sometimes there is justice in the world.
    Anything more than a 5 game suspension would be a travesty…it was just a little frontier justice for a dangerous slide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  157. Chin Music says:
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    So, Pujols was dropped in one of my Yahoo leagues, and I added him. A-Gon has been the weak link in my lineup at 1B, doing OK elsewhere (C Posey, 2B Forsythe when healthy, 3B Bryant, SS Correa, LF Braun, CF Fowler, RF Pence, U Bradley, Jr.). I’m hoping maybe his bat heats up as the weather gets a little warmer. The good news is he hit 40 HRs last season, the bad news is he had an ugly .231./.288/.419 slash line after the break in 2015.. It’s an OBP league, so his leash is going to be short if he can’t get on base. Do you think he might have anything left in the tank, or just an empty brand name?

    • Chin Music says:
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      @Chin Music: It’s a keeper league, and I also have A.J. Reed stashed on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll come around

  158. OtisNixonLovesRainesRocksBOP says:
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    Oy Vey @Grey. Living in Canada and going on Facebook after that Jays-Rangers game made it feel like I got scolded with burning hot Maple Syrup from a cauldron built of hockey pucks. Homerism is alive and well everywhere. Brandon Mccarthy and his twitterisms rule the world….responded to Stroman’s tweet asking if Joey Bats was reaching back with a closed fist to tickle odor.

    That said….Storen and the sort CAN be called Tantric Edging Non Closers. Or Post Police Sting? They only give you climax or get you over the edge RIGHT at the end?
    Needs work but…a start?

    Ok now for the annoying part…annoying as I annoy myself asking you this….knowing it annoys you…is annoying…..annoyception?

    I got offered Thor for Kris Bryant. On surface I scream NO but my pitching has been awful.
    Price (I know is right), Harvey, Taijuan on Walker, Joe Ross…let’s not fight about him, Vinny V, Eickhoff, Matz and just got Verlander for s and g’s….and hoping Kate sees I took a chance on him and well…ya.

    It is a Rotis league and I am over innings as it is. Figure if I take it I slot in Harvey, Thor, Price, Matz and Walker then play Vinny, the Hoff and Verlander STRICTLY in gold match ups.

    As for Losing Bryant….the league has an IF slot but other than that standard PLUS OPS as a category.

    I have Franco, Catellanos, Dietrich/Carpenter(both 2b/3b eligible with Carpenter at 2b now) or Duda to fill in my IF spot if I trade bryant.

    Bottom line I guess…as I ramble like my Jewish mother….Should I eat my verenikas and hold steady with my pitching or eat my kugel and is it a fair one for one deal?

    Should I try to get a DESPERATELY needed closer WITH Thor?

    Thanks for dealing with my ramblings @gray

    On that note…thank goodness this Bautista isn’t the jewish one!!

    Valencia power.

    • OtisNixonLovesRainesRocksBOP says:
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      @OtisNixonLovesRainesRocksBOP:

      Oh as if that wasn’t enough…I grabbed Reyes in that league. If I need steals is he droppable for Mallex who seems to have the job and a bit more of a green light now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d get a cheaper closer with a cheaper SP

      • OtisNixonLovesRainesRocksBOP says:
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        @Grey:

        Ya I am going to counter for Stroman plus a lil something for Franco.

        Would have been nice to have a hat trick of Mets SP though.

        What about dropping Reyes for Mallex @grey ??

        Slowly feeling that Reyes will either be on the orioles and hit 38 homers or at home beating up the prostitutes on GTA 2

        Total extremes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • OtisNixonLovesRainesRocksBOP says:
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            @Grey:
            Merci my co Deshieldsian.
            Shiva will be held at Cliff Floyd’s house.
            BYOG (Gefilteh fish)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  159. Mello Yello says:
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    I thought the Sox would do nothing unless they put up 8 runs a game…glad they are heeding to my advice. #Papi #Pedey #JBJ #TheMook #HanRam #XMan #TShaw

    The Marlins have to break the bank like they did with Stanton and sign Jose when the time comes. While Kershaw and Arrieta prob rank slightly ahead of him, he is by far the most valuable player on that team…even more than Giancarlo.

    6 more scoreless for Urias. YOU’RE WASTING HIS ARM DAMN IT!!

    Wieters just became available for me, so I’m gonna end any chance at him turning it around this year haha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Oh and #Brock too…how could I forget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jose would be a nice piece, they’ll never get him

  160. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    16 team h2h with holds. which 3 out of these:
    kelley/bearclaw (starting to get hit, and behind phelps)/hudson/maurer/diekman/j.peralta (starting to get hit, his FIP is gross)/vincent.
    i have bearclaw/hudson currently. except vincent i have these ranked by FIP. kelley is so much better it’s not close, can’t think he’s not one of the 3 i should have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson, Maurer, Vincent

  161. Nifong says:
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    In a 6×6 OBP and SLG league, which side do you like:

    Prince or Reddick
    Semien/Rodon or Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  162. Backintheday says:
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    Who would you target trying to trade away kluber…

    I need starting pitching and outfield or 2b help. Schoop is on the wire so I figure I can just grab him…

    Maybe kluber and a gausman type for a outfielder and sp back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton?

  163. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    How would you rank the following OF?

    Cain
    Pederson
    Parra
    K Davis
    Herrera
    Ozuna
    Pillar

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Ozuna, Parra

  164. Backintheday says:
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    Would you deal kluber away for polanco? My back end outfielders are ozuna/parra/mazara

    So staff:
    Kluber/Harvey/walker/liriano/gausman/Roark/Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  165. Richie says:
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    If a Delino DeShields gets sent to the minors does it make a sound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  166. JB says:
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    Grey,

    Do you prefer Jon Gray over Conley or Wisler ROS? I was getting ready to pull the trigger with Wisler yesterday, but couldn’t after his outing against the Royals.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  167. Michael says:
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    Drop Odorizzi or Joe Ross to stash Glasnow? Or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  168. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Abreu + Kang + Carrasco
    For
    JUp + Cast + Salazar

    i would receive Abreu side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: Thought as much, just needed the push over the edge. thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  169. herschel says:
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    @Grey:

    Weekly roto…who do you start this week (pick one)?

    Rodon – vs hou, vs kc
    Gausman – @ laa
    Manaea – vs tex, vs nyy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON… Gaus maybe

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: SON actually likes Manaea best which slightly frightens me….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah wouldn’t touch him

  170. Biggest Papi says:
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    First DeShields now Gose – feeling a little snake bit….. What do you think about dropping Gose for Buxton ? Any idea how soon before he is promoted

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, maybe within the month

      • Biggest Papi says:
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        @Grey:
        Grab Buxton and wait a month or go for Guyer

  171. Paul says:
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    i traded santiago castila for carlos rodon and then picked up dyson on waivers? thought it was a smart buy low on rodon? thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  172. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    I have one more acquisition available to me this week and realistically my only droppable player is Derek Norris, my starting C- I can either try to find a replacement C for Norris which include Weiters & Martin, although i am leaning towards a sneaky Chris Herrman (#9 C on pr).

    My other thought would be to drop Norris and add another 2 start SP in lieu of starting an extra closer because it is a league w/ IP, QS and K/9 as 3 of the 6 pitching categories and i think these will all be a close call for me. Thoughts on foregoing a catcher listed above to stream Robbie Ray or Niese?

    I am leaning towards dropping Norris and streaming Ray. Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know their matchups

      • Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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        @Grey: Ray has the yankees in AZ and then at STL. Niese home vs ATL and COL.

        My question was more related to if you would ever leave your C slot empty if the options are blech and you could 2 start stream a so/so pitcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ray’s matchups are terrible

  173. Dr Hocker says:
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    I just realized–no new contract for Bautista. In Canada you have to be able to take a punch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  174. Spencer says:
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    12 Team points league – I have been offered Miggy and Tanaka for Encarnacion and Keuchel. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  175. Adam says:
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    Andrew Miler (NYY) was dropped.
    Would u pick him up and drop a guy like Colome( tam)
    Head to head league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  176. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey, quick question.

    Someone dropped AJ Reed last night, and I want to grab him for one of my non-contributing or crappy pitching options.

    My choices are Fiers, Snell, Glasnow, Cishek (is he losing his job?), or Trevor May (been crap since I picked him up last week). Who would you drop? I’m leaning Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May

  177. Brent says:
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    Who would you rather have for the ROS, Belt or Parra? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  178. Anal Herschiser says:
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    I checked the roundup this a.m. half expecting the tag line to be “Odor Beaters.”

    No question- just wanna say thanks for rocking my world, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem

  179. knucks says:
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    Just made a trade where I get Dyson back. Prediction, Matt Bush ends the year with the most TEX saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Don’t laugh Grey, I’m seriously going to add him in this deep shit I’m in.

        League! Deep league is what I meant.

        Regarding Bush…

        “He was signed after tryouts at a Golden Corral parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida (the only place Bush could work out; due to his post-release restrictions he could only travel to and from his Golden Corral job).

        Crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy!

  180. Matt says:
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    Can you explain why you’re more confident in Harvey than Kluber going forward? Harvey down in velocity roughly 1.8 mph, Kluber down 1mph (1.5 from two years ago). Kluber better in SIERA, FIP, xFIP. Wondering what I’m missing? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, Harvey is in NL on better team

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough; makes sense. I’m probably looking to trade one for a bat so if they’re practically even and I can get more for Kluber, might as well hold Harvey and deal Klubs.

      • Fher says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you do Harvey for Fher? Is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harvey

  181. Pitching says:
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    All holds barred? A pitcher who doesn’t really try in the 8th. Or maybe a ‘lights on’ reliever.

    Santiago or Ventura rest of season? Either above the streamer line?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better… Santiago

      • Pitching says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Santiago above the streamer line?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          New, for now

          • Pitching says:
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            @Grey: But only until he pitches once I’ve picked him up…thanks again.

  182. Los Putos says:
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    Glossary term

    Bridesmaids.

    You can score on/with the bridesmaids.

    Always the bridesmaid (set up), never the bride (closer).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think it works

  183. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey.

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    How long do you think Marte will be out for? Is it worth leaving him in the starting roster for the week or should I pick up someone like Joc Pederson, Ryan Zimmerman, Inciarte, Domingo Santana, Yasmani Tomas?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Two days

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: sweet, I should just roll with him right?
        thanks again…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  184. crushbombs says:
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    cargo or cain ros ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  185. SteveA says:
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    Great stuff Grey.

    12 team, H2H, 5×5 (20 player rosters)

    Valencia vs. Maikel Franco for 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  186. L-Boogie says:
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    “Sporty-Niner”

    Wish I could think of a better word that rhymes with forty…but snorty niner would have worked better in the 80’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it

  187. henncoop says:
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    Weekly lineups questions in a 12 team 5X5 league

    1. JBJ (@ KC & Cle) or Hayward @ Milw & @ SF
    2. Pick 2 of the 3 limp wristed Braun, new daddy to be Marte or Drury
    3.Still no love for Pineda with 2 starts this week …he seems to be a bit better away from NYC
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. JBJ 2. Not Marte 3. I wouldn’t start him

  188. Pu$$y Control says:
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    My pick of the day is TEX @ Oak. Holland has really struggled recently, but he does his best pitching vs. the West. Look at his track record this season, his only Ws or semi-successes have been against teams from the West. TEX are dogs against Maneae @ OAK??? I’ll have some of that. TEX moneyline +106.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  189. Scott says:
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    Stash Urias or Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  190. Paul says:
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    if ventura has another bad outing today would you still hold on to him or his he droppable to start streaming starts instead of him being an every day starter

  191. Jaone says:
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    Valencia or Souza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val

  192. peacecoast says:
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    how about 9 1/2 Weaks (old movie I am old is 44 old whatever)

    that’s pretty bad isn’t it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not great

  193. crushbombs says:
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    kershaw, cain, c carter vs goldy, cargo, will harris who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  194. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    What the normal protocol to take with Marte on paternity list? Remove him from the weekly lineup and add someone else like Bradley, Trumbo or Mazarra ? I see the list players can do 4-7 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  195. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Closers confused by this set up role they are forced to live with when they know they were born to be something else- Jenners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, but sounds like she’s going back to a Holds guy

  196. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Weekly
    Marte missing a couple of days or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  197. Hola Grey: Keep up the great work. Enjoy the hustle and daily insight.

    Couple Weekly H2H Line-up Questions for you in a 14 teamer. 6×6 (OPS is extra bats category)

    Question #1
    Please pick 2 of the 4 (6×6; OPS format):

    Leonys Martin – 6 games; 3 @ BAL, 3 @ CIN (1 LHP, 5 RHP)
    Justin Upton – 6 games; 3 v. MIN, 3 v. TB (2 LHP, 4 RHP)
    Cameron Maybin – 6 games; 3 v. MIN 3 v. TB (2 LHP, 4 RHP)
    CJ Cron – 7 games; 2 @ LAD, 2 v LAD, 3 v BAL (2 LHP, 5 RHP)

    Comments:
    – Leonys match-ups look tempting this week.
    – Want desperately to bench JUp, but need someone to push me over the edge.
    – Maybin activated off DL, so curious how DET will run their OF. Guessing Gose to bench, correct? Maybin starts in C vs LHP, Gose plays sporadically vs RHP? platoon for JUp and Moya until JUp gets right or Maybin runs with the job?
    – Cron been swinging bat better until this past weekend. Like his full 7 game slate.

    Question #2
    Wil Myers banged up this week and the Pads have an insane pitching line-up they are facing with SF and LAD. You starting or benching him? I can plug in CRON, as listed above, with a 7 game slate, but I also wanna make out with Myers and bat my eyes for him every time I see him hit without batting gloves, so there’s that.

    Appreciate your thoughts and take in advance.

  198. Jake says:
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    Which of these potential buy-low targets would you pursue, if any?

    OF: Upton, CarGonzalez, Pujols,
    SP: Matt Harvey, Archer, Kluber?

    Also, is Heyward a sell low or are we keeping the faith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them for the right price…. Heyward is a sell low due to his wrist

  199. joe says:
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    streaming Happ against the hapless rays?

    K Davis, Duvall or Drury?

    • knucks says:
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      @joe: Dunno if you checked already, but the bot says ‘meh’, at $7.

      Khris for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would… Davis

  200. Dawson says:
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    Goldsmidt vs green
    Miguel Cabrera va berrios
    Encarnacion vs smyly
    Pick one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  201. Dawson says:
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    Polanco vs Perez
    Ozuna vs eikoff
    Odubel vs Conley
    Desmond vs manaea

    Top two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Ozuna

  202. nyjacobs says:
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    hey grey, would you trade away chapman for hanley? leading in saves by a little but have fielder stinking it up.

    • knucks says:
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      @nyjacobs: Hanley has been surprisingly good in a very hot lineup, but I would aim higher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  203. db says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side would you want – – Dozier/Marco Estrada for Kinsler?

    Also, who do you like ROS, Franco or Shaw?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier… Franco

  204. Mike b says:
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    Niese vs Atlanta
    Berrios vs tigers
    Eikoff vs Marlins
    Holland vs Oakland
    Or Ray vs yankees

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  205. Mike b says:
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    Upton vs berrios
    Souza vs happ
    Pillar vs smyly
    Pederson vs smoke maker

    Top two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Pillar

  206. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Starlin Castro was dropped last week. Pick him up and drop Cozart or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Bostero111 says:
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      @Bostero111:

      Ketel Marte is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  207. Don says:
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    Bautista vs smyly or Desmond vs manaea or ozuna vs eikoff
    Daily question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  208. Don says:
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    Utley vs shoemaker, Harrison vs Perez, or Castro vs ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  209. OaktownSteve says:
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    Adrenalinines!

    Spelled it wrong upstairs.

    You and CramIt busted my chops on Kluber. Apology accepted!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha… We razz’d you, that’s the site… You might’ve overstated how down you were on Kluber, we might’ve overstated how high we were, let’s call it even!

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He’s still fine to me! Good WHIP, FIP, K/9. That ERA will come down.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Cram It:

        I’ll come down some. I believe your over under was in the 3.25 range. You’re looking pretty much at what he is.

        • Cram It says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Yes it was. He’s got more CG shutouts coming to him. But yeah, what Gray said, he’s probably somewhere in the middle of what we predicted.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Cram It:

            nah, I was pretty much spot on.

  210. Don says:
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    Desmond vs manaea or jd Martinez vs berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  211. Db says:
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    Polanco vs Perez or Desmond vs manaea

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Db: Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  212. pistolpete says:
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    Kole C or Starling M?

    • pistolpete says:
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      this week h2h points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @pistolpete: Marte is on Paternity leave and will miss probably 3 games so take that into account

  213. Db says:
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    Valencia vs holland, lamb vs green, or Kang vs perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val

  214. Db says:
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    Valencia vs holland or Franco vs Conley

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Db: Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  215. Db says:
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    Cervelli vs Perez, Ruiz vs Conley, realmuto vs eikoff or salty vs berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  216. Julio says:
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    Who you like more today grey Castro vs Ray or segura vs Green or the same

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  217. Mike says:
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    Mccullers or VVelsaquez

    • knucks says:
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      @Mike: Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  218. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Non-supporting actor

    It’s a neck and neck race between Ken Giles and Drew Storen for non-supporting actor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Non-supporting closer? Hmm, I’l run it by Rudy

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah closer….haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Player 8er? Player how hates the 8th inning and will give up ER? Ugh

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Toronto vs Houston is the player 8ers ball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, so bad

  219. Hometown Heroes says:
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    12 team roto AL only keeper league. My team seems out of it already. Would you trade Rich Hill $10 for Travis Shaw $10 that has 2 years left after this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  220. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. papelbon for wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, SAGNOF

  221. knucks says:
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    Per Passan, Timmy is closing in on a deal with LAA. Good call Tim, gotta make sure you can still get your meds! Good for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  222. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Ralph what do you think of Tony Kemp? Do you think he gets traded before the deadline as part of a big trade? Thanks again!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Hometown Heroes: Yeah he’s hitting, so his value is as high as it will get. Could be soon, that team needs something, but what, and from who? He’s on the pros-blocked all-stars with Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Albert Almora, and a few others.

  223. Syllogism says:
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    Rye smile for the Valencia write up. A little cream cheese and we’re good – just like my family Sundays – well, until I got lactose intolerance. Would like a little Valencia for the team menu though. Unfortunately, he was drafted from the get-go.

    Oh – and as a Blue Jays fan .. I really wish EE lit up the next pitch – followed by a bat flip. That woulda been rich. Hatfields and McCoys forever after that.

    Would appreciate your suggestions on some choices for today – (7×7 … 5+ OBP+TB)

    I don’t like the matchups today for Kipnis, Sano, HoPark … not sure about Kang. My options are Owings, Semien, Deitrich, Carerra, Nunez, Cozart, Billy Burns, Guyer …

    I’m inclined to sit Kipnis, Sano, HoPark in favour of Owing, Burns, Kang. Really unsure though.

    A) Sit which of … Kipnis, Sano, HoPark, Kang in favour of playing which of …
    B) Owings, Semien, Dietrich, Carerra, Nunez, Cozart, Burns, Guyer

    Thanks muchly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that would be great by Edwin…. I don’t know the matchups

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Fair enough …

        Sit …?
        Kipnis v Lamb, Sano & Park v Zimmerman

        in favour of any of … ?

        Owings v Chad Green, Burns and Semien v Holland, Carerra v Smyly, Guyer v Happ Dietrich v Eik, Nunez v Zimm, Cozart v C Anderson

        (PS … Which would you keep for MI-Bench …. Villar, Owings, Dietrich, Nunez, Cozart?)

        Thanks muchos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sano/Park for Burns/Semien (ew)…Villar

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey:

            Some thoughts cannot be unthunk. lol

            Thanks … I think … :P

  224. Bye Felica says:
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    Rendon or Schoop
    Schoop or Rendon

    Ugh I’m tired of the middle infidel faceswap game on my IPad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  225. Jose says:
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    Grey who you like more as a hitter? Jung ho kang or ben revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  226. RicoSuave says:
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    14 team H2H weekly points league? W + QS

    I need to start two of these

    Should I start Tanaka @ OAK;
    Taijuan Walker @ BAL or
    Lamb @ CLE and Vs SEA?
    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka, Walker

  227. Fatt Matt says:
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    What do you think about Ortiz and Bum for Belt and Zimmerman? OBP and SLG league.

    What is Belt’s ceiling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side

      • Fatt Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. And what do you think Belt’s ceiling is?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer

  228. Syllogism says:
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    Meanwhile, back at the ranch … a curiosity update and a question ….

    First trade since I got back into FBB after bailing in 1998 … 12 team, redraft, hth w/daily transactions, 7×7 (+OBP, TB … + Holds, K/9)

    Gave away … David Peralta, Vince Velasquez, Bartolo Colon …
    received …… Danny Salazar, Hunter Pence, Clay Bucholz

    and yeah, I made sure he knew that Peralta was sorely abruised. I offered him other options but this is what he wanted. I dropped Bucholz right away once the trade came through.

    I’m guessing this would be an Ebert thumbs-up trade?

    Question: OF now is Pence, Yelich, Ozuna, Revere, Cain, Piscotty … which feels like one too many. Drop/trade …?

    ********************
    Punted Corbin (and it hurt hurt hurt), had Manaea and punted after 2 starts (that hurt a lot less – as in not at all).

    SPs Sale, Arrieta, Salazar, Hammel, Hendricks, Aaron Sanchez, Conley, Berrios …. with Ryu on the DL and with Glasnow and Taillon stashed.

    I’m feeling wobbly about Berrios … and maybe Conley too … swap either out for any of … ?
    Jon Gray, Chatwood, Tropeano, Happ, Tilman, Eikoff

    I think the Jays need to add a couple of hockey goons to their lineup. :P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need Revere… Gray, Happ over Berrios/Conley, but don’t know matchups

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, I’m a huge Revere fan – I just flat out like the guy, but I’m reluctantly forced to agree about dropping him.

        Maybe I can go troll for a trade. Need to wait until he finds his rythym tho. I can camp on him for about a week before I need to make a cut decision.

        Re: Pitchers … not really about a *today* matchup, more along the lines of which to rosters. I’d probably play Gray carefully when at Coors.

        :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try Gray then, none of these SPs are automatics for ROS

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey:

            merci :)

  229. John says:
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    Can’t stop watching that punch clip, now I have started to look at the crowd. Loks these guys it’s like they were at a UFC fight….lol. Good writeup as usual Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  230. ThE sHiT says:
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    Thoughts on Tony Kemp, Astros 2b just got called up to play OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nowhere to play, might steal a base here and there

  231. Julio says:
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    Souza or pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  232. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Monday Grey!
    There will be no catcher question here because there is no catcher here

    12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP/QS). Trades are hard to come by

    C-
    1B- Crush Davis
    2B- Schoop
    3B- Longo
    SS- Seager
    OF- Harper/ Marte / Drury
    Util- Pujols/ Shaw
    Bench- Santana/ Villar

    SP- Carrasco (DL)/ Salazar/ Archer/ Matz / Pom / Velasquez/ Kennedy / Gausman / Bauer
    RP- Allen / Ramos / Gomez / Neris

    A) Which SP are streamers?

    B) Duvall / Valencia / Pillar / Melvin / Krush available. Any add/ drops here?

    C) Stash Taillon or hold?

    D) Dyson over any rostered?

    E) No E… I’ll save that for when I finally have a catcher question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Bauer B) Val over Santana C) Hold D) Dyson over Neris

  233. knucks says:
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    I still seem to be programmed to run to the Pirates lineup and panic about Polanco. Glad those days seem to be behind us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, me too!

  234. Julio says:
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    Hicks vs Ray
    Or pillar vs smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  235. Julio says:
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    Duvall or Khris Davis
    Maybin or Ketel marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Marte

  236. Cram It says:
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    Conley @ PHI/vs WASH
    or
    Eickhoff vs MIA/vs ATL

    Really want Conley’s K’s but the Nats matchup scares the hell out of me. Philly’s been better too I guess. I guess I should go Eickhoff. Technically, I could start both and roll with only 1 closer this week but I can’t do a 3-way coin flip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d go Eickhoff, neither are great

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Are 7th starters in a weekly league ever that great?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  237. crushbombs says:
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    plz rank these SP going forward

    darvish, degrom, hamels, cmart, lackey, quintana, maeda

    of those who would you realistically expect to get in exchange for parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom, C-Mart, Yu….Maybe Lackey

  238. MikeZ says:
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    I’ve been holding Tyson Ross on my DL since basicallly forever in my 12 team 5×5 roto league with no bench. As far as I can tell there has been no news on his timeline. We have 2 DL spots and the other is currently occupied by Iglesias. I have an injured Hundley now as well. Do I drop Ross so I can fill my 2nd C spot, drop hundley to fill that spot, or do nothing and keep an injured hundley as my 2nd catcher? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ross

  239. John says:
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    Dump Mauer points lg was going to keep around for backup 1b for Valencia or Dickerson, Maybin(he going to play everyday?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Mauer

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Think go Hot Schmo right now and get Valencia, limited move lg so want to think out some. Top pick there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Valencia

  240. RicoSuave says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I think Hahn is getting called up… is he worth picking up and dropping Andriese?
    thanks again and again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: or drop Taillon?

  241. John says:
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    wacky 10×10 yahoo lg too many OF. One note they have specific positions so RF CF LF. Have Upton LF, Springer LF CF, Upton Jr. LF CF, Zobrist LF, Valencia LF, Gordon LF, Revere ALL, we have 3 util spots so dont mind owning all them but any obvious drops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Revere

  242. web says:
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    Which side?
    Votto / Grienke
    Or
    Belt/Degrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  243. Dustyfingers says:
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    Mazara or Grichuk ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  244. Odor's Odorizzi Spray says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m at a turning point in my season here, got an absolutely massive trade offer sent my way. Got offered a slow starter for my early MVP candidate. Don’t worry, this isn’t another Jose Abreu for Trevor Story trade question (Snore!). That’s right, this is motherfucking Ben Revere up for grabs for the simple (albeit high) price of my stalwart, Denard Span.

    Currently, the sheer magnitude of this trade offer has me frozen with my cursor exactly halfway between the accept and reject buttons. Help me move the damn arrow so I can get my mind off of the dilemma of the century: Denard Span or Ben Revere?!?! Please send help soon so I can get back to deciding between Casali, Grandal, Gomes, and Plawecki.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  245. Kung Pao Panda says:
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    Batty call. Steve Pearce 8 for 24 with 3 HRs lifetime against Happ, hitting 4th tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call!