Stashed Orlando Arcia in a few of my deepest leagues back in March.  What a waste.  Well, 59 games left — guess that’s something.  If he Lindors.  No idea why he hadn’t been called up until now.  Milwaukee’s 3rd base position has been bratwurst casings all year and Jonathan Villar plays shortstop like the guy who hacks the meat to fill those casings.  Were the Brewers afraid Arcia would’ve been too confused by the fact Will Smith was white?  Did they need to first move Jeffress due to language stipulations?  “Wait until we trade Jeffress — he might hurt his tongue saying the R’s in Orlando Arcia’s name.  Remember Higuera hit the DL when he yelled Robin Yount.”  If the Brewers didn’t drag their heels worse than the kielbasa in the sausage race after he bet five-large on the chorizo, I would’ve had Arcia months ago!  *takes deep breath*  Okay, I’m good.  So, what can we expect from Arcia?  A little pop and solid speed — think Jean Segura or Villar over the course of the final two months.  Yes, I’d grab him if I were hurting at shortstop.  Speaking of hurting at shortstop (DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!), Trevor Story hit the DL with a torn UCL in his thumb, and will be out for the season.  Colorado already has DL forms with SS written in.  Just have to cross out Tulo for Story.  Save that piece of paper for rolling!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.77.  But if you figure out his “Actual ERA for a Coors Starter if They Weren’t in Coors,” he has a “Games Without Frontiers” by Peter Gabriel.  Hmm, I might need to work on my equation.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  This is the 400th (maybe 5th) time I’ve mentioned him in the last two weeks.  I’m done.  Grab him or don’t.  Your choice (after asking me if you should pick him up).

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4 and his 40th steal.  For those worried Villar’s shortstop defense would mean the end of his playing time, no worries.  He’ll just botch plays at 3rd base!

Hernan Perez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th steal.  Nope, he won’t be benched with Arcia coming up either.  Makes you wonder if the Brewers were playing a fielder short the whole year.  They were, at 3rd base.

Julio Teheran – Hit the DL with a lat strain.  If I were the type to el oh el, I would right now.  I want to do silly giggle action because Teheran hit the DL the day after the trading deadline.  You know what happened here, right?  “Nah, Teheran is totally healthy!  He’s better than healthy!  He’s the Trump Tower of health!  A gleaming magnificent structure!  Let’s make a deal.”  Then no one bites.  “Okay, he’s not healthy.”

Nick Markakis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Sparkakis!

Francisco Cervelli – Left yesterday’s game after taking a pitch off his helmet.  Is it me or does Cervelli get a concussion every other week?  Sure hope I don’t see him on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel in ten years.  Mostly because by then Gumbel will weigh 87 pounds.  Dude, eat something!

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  Nice ERA, but, mans and five womans, this is not the step forward I was expecting from Cole this year.

Ken Giles – Named the closer in Houston.  Only four blinks of an eye after I predicted it would happen.  Dot dot dot.  If you’re on quaaludes and you blink your eyes once a month.  By the way, quaaludes looks like it was spelled by someone on quaaludes.  “Um, Q-U-A… *falls asleep, wakes up two hours later* Um…A-ludes.”  You can go ahead and lose Harris in most mixed leagues.  He’s a shook one.

A.J. Reed – 0-for-4 as he was recalled from the minors.  He was hitting well in the minors after his demotion, but if hitting well in the minors buttered the biscuit, Delino DeShields would be lathering maple butter all over my buns.  I was the first one to my waiver wire to potentially grab Reed, but I clicked on him to pick him up, stared at my team for a couple of minutes, thinking about who to drop, and ended up not dropping anyone.  And I have Colby Rasmus on that team, to give you an idea about who I could’ve dropped.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4, 1 run as he returned after missing four games.  Those four games he was out, were his best four games of the season.

Lance McCullers – Left Tuesday’s start with discomfort in his elbow.  And that’s likely the end of him.  What will the Astros do?!?  Wait, let’s look at the next blurb.  C’mon, don’t be scared.

Joe Musgrove – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 8 Ks as he came in to pitch for McCullers, and holy dazzle balls, he looked fantastic.  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said about Musgrove, “The Astros righty has drawn a great deal of interest from commenters in the recent weeks, and with one look at his 2016 stats it’s easy to see why.  Between AA and AAA so far, 1.02 ERA, .90 WHIP, K/9 of 9.99, and a BB/9 of 1.00. The control has always been impeccable with Musgrove, but the Ks have started to creep up the last few seasons.  I don’t see any reason why Musgrove shouldn’t see the H-town rotation at some point this summer. The minute a starter goes down in Houston expect Musgrove to get the call.  Even Grey would like this guy, and he’s seriously stupid.”  Hey, c’mon!  So, Musgrove might be in H-Town’s rotation and I’d like to knock his boots.

Troy Tulowitzki – Still out with a chip fracture of his thumb.  Chip fracture sounds like an ailment that would afflict a Keebler Elf.

Aaron Altherr – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2).  And I went to pick him up in all of my leagues, but he was already gone.  *Shakes fist*  Big Magoo!  If Altherr is out therr, don’t be scurred, grab him.

Maikel Franco – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .258.  Telling you (no dur), Franco is going to get to 25 HRs and .260 and you’re gonna be like, “Why exactly didn’t I just own him all year?”

Cesar Hernandez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .296.  Gives a little SAGNOF and runs, but not a whole lot else.  He is hitting near-.400 in the last week, so, yeah, hot schmotato.

Brandon Belt – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a homer.  How many homers does he have?  Go ahead, guess.  Lower.  What are you doing?  Lower your number, not your voice.  He has 12 homers.  Um, yeah.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Could be worth cyclops’ing, but he hasn’t done much in the last week.  Sorry, Ang-Pag  (awesome nickname — for a manicurist).

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  First sign of life since he returned from a bruised hand.  Well, I mean, his breathing was a sign too.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  I get the impression that Jhonny is going to be back on the DL in short order, which sounds like a demanding Altuve.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th homer as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Who pressed all the floor buttons on the elevator this morning?  Not cool.”

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Someone next preseason, “Grey, I made a mashed potato statue of you that sits in my living room, but what do you think of Gyorko this year?  Seems like a cheap 20-homer guy.”  Yeah, that same person isn’t even owning Jedd right now.

Zack Cozart – Was scratched due to pain in his ring finger.  That’s how I felt after I got married.

Joey Votto – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Jay Bruce was holding him back this whole time!

Adam Duvall – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  I get the sense from comments that people are looking to move on from Duvall.  Nice loyalty.  Duvall has three homers this week with a .300 average.  You really have no room for that?

Scott Schleber – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he takes over for Bruce.  He hit a bomb off Oh (1 1/3 IP, 3 ER).  Oh?  Oh.  In NL-Only leagues, I can see grabbing Schleber, but you grab anyone with a starting job there.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Wake me up when your wins are crying Mary like Hendricks.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-3, 1 run, has three games in a row with a hit and goes to Coors at the end of the week.  Never too early to start chasing your Mile High.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (1 Hit), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  You know what they call this?  A Star Mitzvah.   Mazel tov!  Don’t forget to send him your checks for $18!  Don’t worry, next year big box sites like ESPN and Yahoo will say something like, “Bundy could take a huge next step this year.  So, we have no idea why we’re ranking him around 180 overall.”   As for this year, grab him.  Now.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-3 and two homers (14, 15).  It wouldn’t shock me to see him end the season with 25-27 homers, so there’s still a lot of power left in his bat if you need that sorta thing.

Matt Wieters – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .238.  Before you go out and get a tattoo of Gary Sanchez’s face, remember Keith Law once said Matt Wieters would be the greatest catcher since Yogi Berra.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer.  He has 63 RBIs, 43 of them coming out of the leadoff slot.  If he were batting third or cleanup, he’d have 80 RBIs.  It’s cold, hard math!

J.D. Martinez – Expects to return today.  Just D’cmon already!

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .302.  I would’ve bet you that he couldn’t hit more than 12 homers this year.  Too bad.  I would’ve enjoyed welching on you.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .306.  What’s the record for longest streak to be drafted in the 1st or 2nd rounds?  Because I think Miggy might be either approaching it or passing it soon.  Would imagine it’s between him and Bonds.  Another record you ruined!

James Shields – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.92.  Ironically, just when you drop your guard, up comes the lousy Shields.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers, after entering the game late.  So appropriate he has a two-homer game coming off the bench, so even if you own him — for who knows what reason — he wasn’t in your lineup.  Sonavabench!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer.  Too bad I didn’t trade Jose Abreu for Frazier to Prospector Ralph.  Wait, I have that backwards.  I did trade him Abreu for Frazier.  Silly me!

Curtis Granderson – Was benched to make room for Bruce.  That’s like the 1997 VMAs when Jakob Dylan was singing One Headlight and Bruce Springsteen joined him and ended up singing it better than Dylan.  (If you wanna hear it, and you should, here it is.  Bruce just destroys it.  Go nighty-night, Jakob, go nighty-night!)

Asdrubal Cabrera – Hit the DL with a strained patella.  Trump is looking into whether or not patella is Muslim.  Stand by.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  This Jacob had no problem shining with the addition of Bruce.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Quite the year from this late catcher pick.  Makes me not want to punt catcher until I see Wilson Ramos is the top catcher for fantasy value.

Gary Sanchez – Will report to the Yankees on Wednesday.  If he has catcher eligibility in your league, I’d take a flyer on him to see if you can get a Willson Contreras-type call-up.  Good Willson, not current Willson.  To read more about Gary Sanchez, click on his name and you’re transported to a faraway place where his most recent articles are listed.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.46.  This start came against the Yanks’ crosstown rivals in Queens, who didn’t seem to be faking it.  Nor did the Bronx Bombers seem to be creating it.  Until further notice on Manhattan making it and Brooklyn taking it.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .290.  He’s been sneaky good for Cousteau deep leagues, while completely unownable for must shallower leagues.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  Wow, he is a FIPping nightmare.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .282.  Darling you are baaaahvelous!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-3 and his 18th homer, and 24th homer in the last week.  You can wait to pick him up, but at some point he’s not gonna to be hitting home runs every day.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .331.  Wanna laugh or cry depending on your outlook?  Ramos has been more valuable than Bryce this year.

Jayson Werth – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .254.  He’s hitting over .300 in the last week, and, no, I wouldn’t pick him up either.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  I watched this start, and not because I was hoping for a fight.  I wanted to see if Ventura had turned a corner.  If he had, that corner was at the intersection of Throwing-It-Down-Main St. and High-And-Outside Ave.

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-2 as he pinch-hit and will start on Wednesday.  In related news, I know what Prospector Ralph is doing on Wednesday.

David Price – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  Well, it wasn’t gorge, but at this point I’ll take anything near a Quality Start, and this was a near-perfect Rich Little impersonation of a near-Quality Start.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  I’m sorta waiting for Hanley to go on one of his insane tears where he hits ten homers in a month, but maybe he’s so done we won’t even get one of those.  Sad emoji with another emoji bringing sad emoji a tissue.  Thanks, other emoji.

Steve CishekMariners removed Cishek from the closer role.  Or as Missy Elliott would say, “My Cishek cillzan sillzome plilzay dilzzouble dilzutch.”  As I said yesterday, I’d grab Edwin Diaz in all leagues.  He could take the job and run with it.  (Save with it?)  For those keeping score at home (me), I traded Cishek to JB about a month ago to get David Price.  Yeah, yeah, I also sent Chris Archer.  And I have no idea if I should be happy or sad about this.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  He hit that off Abad, which cost me a Price victory.  Cano did that because I haven’t said anything nice about him in two years.  I’m sorry!  Okay!

Huston Street – Hit the DL.  Oh, no, it’s the closepocalypse!  Grab your baby and run!  Actually, forget your baby, and grab a middle reliever!  Cam Bedrosian is not a middle reliever anymore, he’s the Angels’ closer!  Or should be.  The Sciosciapath does funny things with everyday logic and says the Angels will use a committee.  Honestly, that must be a joke because they don’t have enough relievers for a committee.  A closer tag team?  Meh, I’d just grab Bedrosian.

Sean Manaea – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.68.  I keep getting questions about picking up or starting Manaea.  Your league isn’t deep enough.  Yes, I know your league.  I’m omniscient, snitches!  (Though, you’d think an omniscient person would know how to spell omniscient without looking it up.)

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  He’s hitting near-.350 in the last week with three homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 27th homer.  Aw, Snookie and JWoww, someone’s about to hit 15 homers in 12 games.  (Please.)

Max Kepler – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (3), and fourth homer in two days.  Max Kepler might be the greatest case of Zimmermania since Paul Goldschmidt wore the imaginary yarmulke.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in four games and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Okay, brucely, everyone is hitting against the Indians right now.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  On our Player Rater, Napoli has crept up to top 30.  Oh, ya know, just above Manny Machado.  Zoinks!

Danny Salazar – Hit the DL, and could miss a few weeks.  His elbow MRI showed only inflammation.  Great.  That’s like when the doctor says, “Well, you’re not dying.  But you do have herpes.”

Carlos Carrasco – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 3.12.  Between Carrasco and Salazar’s recent performances, I feel like there’s a liberal arts term paper hidden somewhere in here, “Indians Turn To Basket Cases, Rather Than Beloved Basketwork and Pottery.”

 
  1. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Altherr over Valencia?

  2. Slimbo says:
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    safe to cut upton jr or han ram in a shallow keeper?

    could grab cesar hernandez, fowler, Altherr or tomas

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Can lose Upton…Tomas

  3. 6ix Side says:
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    Drop Maurer to add Bedrosian?
    Also pick one David Peralta, Kepler, or Altherr

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Quit going to bed before the games are over! Benintendi went out again in the 9th, so I dropped him. Also, after the game Hanley jammed his left wrist on a staircase railing.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @VinWins: First Reed, than Bregman, now Benintendi, yeesh this is the year of the failed prospect call-ups.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Fungazi: Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Oops, said Hanley and Grey

  5. VinWins

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    Oh entered the game in the 8th with the bases loaded and 0 out. I can’t say exactly what happened next as I left the room, but when I returned the Cards were up to bat and the score was unchanged. The way things have gone this season, though, there was no doubt he was going to lose it in the 9th.

    • @VinWins: they had a longish top of the 9th and Oh even came up to bat. Man did Scheleber crush that meatball.

      • VinWins

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        @Rudy Gamble: Yeah, I saw Oh “batting.” With the bases loaded. At least Duke showed he fit right in, 3 baserunners while recording 2 outs.

        • VinWins

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          @VinWins: And more bad news: Rosenthal could return before end of August.

  6. Can't Cutch This says:
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    Altherr or Benintendi In Dynasty? (5×5 Roto + OBP)

  7. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m rocking first place in a CBS 15 team dynasty – Roto – 6X6
    (R, HR, SB, RBI, AVG, OPS
    INN, QS+W-L, K, SV+HD, ERA, WHIP)

    I’m looking to make some moves to solidify first place. I’m second in pitching and hitting. Im in win now mode. My two biggest holes are Ks and SBs. Nearly nothing on the wire.

    Two offers:
    1. My: B. Rodgers and C. Bellinger for his Hamels

    2. Hendricks and Josh Bell for Billy Hamilton

    Do you like either of those? Both?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Noam: I’d do both trades to help you win this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Sounds fine to win

  8. Q says:
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    So are we done with McCarthy? Wasn’t starting him m COL anyway, but 3 innings? Yeesh….hold for home v. BOS or ejector seat from all my teams, you SON-hero, you!

    • SF says:
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      @Q: I just dropped him for Bundy

      • Q says:
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        @SF: My options won’t be that good

    • Grey

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      @Q: Hold

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Lots of guys getting injured, not good.

    a. In a re-draft, whom would you rather have? Bundy or Taillon? I’m leaning Bundy (60:40).

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 3)

    Bride-to-be: I’m going to kill him!
    Sister of the bride: Okay, Sugar Bean Dad, I’m not 11!
    Mother of the bride: All right, you’re overreacting.
    Bride-to-be: Overreacting? It’s my wedding day. The happiest day of my life! I-I’m wearing a custom wedding gown, there are over a hundred guests waiting for me to make my grand entrance and Charlie is nowhere to be found. God, how could he do this to me? Ugh, everyone we know is in there. What are they going to think?
    Father of the bride: Who cares what they think?
    Bride-to-be: Yeah, the groomsmen are missing, too. They’re probably all just laughing at me.
    Mother of the bride: You know, maybe they’re late, maybe they got a flat tire.
    Bride-to-be: And why wouldn’t he call? No, he better be dead or dying, because if I see him I am going to wring his neck! Not a good way to start a marriage. Please, Dad, just find him!
    Father of the bride: All right, all right.
    Office at the scene: (sirens blaring) (sirens continue) (onlookers clamoring) Did you dial 911? Father of the bride: Yes. They’re over there in the fountain. I think they’re dead. I didn’t let anybody touch anything.
    Office at the scene: “Preserve the crime scene. ” I’m studying forensics online.
    Wolfe: Give me some room, people. Move out! What the? Blood in the fountain’s human.
    It doesn’t belong to these two.
    Tripp: They’re nursing a couple of prizewinning hangovers.
    Drunk Groomsmen: Could you keep your voice down, please?
    Wolfe: Looks like the blood came from their clothing. And judging by the large volume of it in the water somebody is dead.
    Horatio: So, gentlemen, how did the blood get in the fountain?
    Drunk Groomsmen:We don’t know.
    Horatio: Who cuffed you together?
    Drunk Groomsmen: I’ve had blackouts before, but never like this.
    Tripp: Sounds like a case of instant amnesia. The kind brought on by, “I just did something big-time illegal and I don’t want to get caught””
    Horatio: Okay, let’s start with your names. What are your names?
    Drunk Groomsmen: I’m Jack Williams, this is Sean Anderson.
    Horatio: What is the last thing you remember?
    Drunk Groomsmen: Last night. We were with our friend, Charlie. It was his bachelor party. We’re his groomsmen and The three of us were just having a good time, you know? I don’t know how we ended up in the fountain.
    Horatio: Where the hell’s the groom? Today’s his wedding.
    Drunk Groomsmen: Oh, my God, you don’t think this could be his blood, do you?
    Tripp: I know why you want these.
    Wolfe: Kim, we found some blood. And we need to determine if it belongs to your fiance.
    Bride to be: Is Charlie dead?
    Wolfe: I honestly don’t know.
    Bride to be: Yeah! All right.
    Tripp: Put your hands together.
    Drunk Groomsmen: Wait, what are you doing?
    Tripp: You two are suspects in a possible murder. You’re going down to PD.
    Drunk Groomsmen: We already told you we don’t remember anything.
    Horatio: Well, not remembering (cue the queue of sunglasses) doesn’t mean not guilty.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      injures suck
      grab Bundy
      I am assuming “office at the scene”, is officer at the scene..But hey what do I know..lol

    • Making it up says:
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      @Ante GALIC: dude can we retire the CSI attempts at jokes? Sharks’ jumped officially

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    I added jankowski for sb and to cover for alex dickerson who missed a couple games. I have jd martinez coming back. I really don’t want to drop jankowki. I believe he has the 5th most sb over last 30 days and I need them. Do I drop alex dickerson who would be a reserve OF or kintzler who is my worst closer. I hate to drop a closer but I hate to drop dickerson w/o seeing if his recent play can last. Although i wouldnt start dickerson over JD but who know how the elbow will affect him. Thank

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: Dickerson is a bench bat, lose him, he will not continue to hit like he has..

    • Grey

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      @Chris: Agree with MP

  11. Tigres says:
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    Grey, prayer quintagonals for Mccullers por favor! Picked up Happ, you like him over Musgrove? Or both are streamers?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Tigres:
      Happ is not a streamer, he is a Starter.

  12. Mike says:
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    I legit lol’ed with all that Maple butter talk.

    I’d like to take a shot with Gary Sanchez, but I have too many OF’s. With sandy Leon as ,y catcher, who should I drop to make rom Gary, or should I stick with Leon:

    Trout, Harper, Cespedes, ODB, Dahl, Hernn Perez and Saunders(he’s cooled down since the ASB and was my first choice to drop. Needing a second opinion before I make moves.)

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: I double checked and Sanchez isn’t catcher eligible”. Thought he was. Still worth the add or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’m not adding him in leagues where he is only a DH

  13. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Should I trade Johny Peralta for Matt Moore? 20 teams thanks

  14. Clogged Rosterman says:
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    Free Tom Murphy!

  15. Will says:
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    Altherr, Dahl, or Musgrove ROS?

    I lost Salazar to the DL so I have a spot open. Plus I have McCullers and Carrasco

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Will: Dahl

  16. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Safe to drop Duvall for the returning JD Martinez, or hold as insurance?

    My team includes:

    OF- Braun
    OF- Trumbo
    OF- Duvall
    UTIL- Ortiz
    DL- JD Martinez

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ohbilly2134: Duval has been heating up again, who is the worst player on ur team, cut him..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ohbilly2134: Try to make a trade i wouldn’t drop Duvall

  17. Charles says:
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    OBP league, SS ROS: Arcia, Reyes, or Flores?

  18. Jeff says:
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    could you put Gyorko, altherr, joc pederson, naquin, in order best to worst, pls.

    same with jake barrett, ken gyles, thornburg and carlos estevez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Naquin, Altherr….Giles, Estevez

  19. Branta says:
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    Nola or McCarthy ROS and beyond?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Branta: McCarthy this year, Nola going forward.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Branta: Nola

  20. Harold says:
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    H2H league non-keeper. For ROS Dylan Bundy or Vincent Velasquez?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Harold: Bundy

  21. The Biz says:
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    After the last closer carousel I’m sitting with Chapman, Colome, Betances, Jim Johnson, Watson, and Herrera. Any worth dropping for Thornburg, Giles, Can, Diaz? Leaning JJ for Diaz or Giles. Also, sell high on JD?

    Thanks again, you’re the man, say hi to Cougs for me!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @The Biz: JJ for Giles

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @The Biz: Johnson for Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: JJ for Giles…Will do!

  22. 3 Pitchers down in 3 days says:
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    5×5 12 team h2h 6 move a week max

    SP – Fernandez/Syndergaard
    RP – Ramos/Oh
    P – Duffy/Shoemaker/Skaggs/McCullers
    BN – Eickhoff/Taillion/Quintana
    DL – Teheran

    This week I’ve had Cody Allen lose his role, Teheran go down, and now McCullers going down.Grab any of these for a guy like Eickhoff?

    Gio
    Bauer
    Desclafani
    J.Gray
    Kennedy
    McCarthy
    Moore
    Leake
    Smyly
    Nola
    Gausman

      • 3 Pitchers down in 3 days says:
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        @Grey:

        6 adds a week limit and ive already used 3 due to Teheran and Allen and an offensive swap.

  23. Jogon says:
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    Bundy or T.Bauer in keeper league ?

    Bundy or S.Wright ?

    Who do you keep :

    Bundy, Taillon or Bauer ?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jogon: Bundy all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Agree with MP

  24. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Just put Salazar on the DL and have an open spot, grab one of: Bundy, Paxton, Hellickson, Leake, Ervin Santana?
    Thanks bud

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: I’d go with Bundy for now…Paxton would be my next choice

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @John: Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with F

  25. G says:
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    Better pickup for ROS only – De Leon or Musgrove?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: Musgrove…De Leon is the better prospect but not sure he comes up any time soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree with F

  26. Sir says:
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    Is Story going to be rated high enough going into next year to hang onto as keeper material ( A top 50 player in our league) or is he just droppable in most formats at this point?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sir: Keep Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sir: Agree with F

  27. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How are ya? I work on an inpatient psych unit as a clinician (actually) and we had a new admission yesterday .. His name was Kevin and claimed he worked for ESPN. The only word he said was “Grey!!!!”

    All joking aside, who do you like rest of season for both of these questions?
    1) pick 2 (position doesn’t matter): semien, yasmany, Dahl, semien
    2) Berrios or musgrove

    Thanks!

    #1

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: 1. Semien/Dahl…..2. Berrios

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Didnt mean to say Semien twice..

        I meant to say Pick 2: Benitendi, Dahl, Semien, Yasmany

        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: HA…. Yasmany, Dahl…Musgrove

  28. Bob says:
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    Hurting at SP. Weekly H2H 7×7 league. Would you trade Cutch and A Miller for Hendricks? I have Trout, Cepsedas, Polanco and Hamilton in my 3 OF slots already and Familia and Ramos in my 2 RP slots. Miller I picked up 2 weeks ago expecting a trade. My pitching is Max, Hamels, Qunitana, Folt-however you spell it, Skaggs, Joe Ross, and berrios for my 5 SP slot. Would you make the move?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bob: You’re giving up too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Agree with F

  29. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey!

    I can only laugh at the Giles situation now. I’d still argue that if Gregerson were not on the DL, Hinch would have given him the first shot!

    Speaking of Houston pitchers, good stuff on the Joe Musgrove tip. I’ve added him for Manea (vs ChC on Sun no thanks). He’ll either be pitching soon or delivering the local news on Channel 7.

    Have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Prolly with Gregerson… Haha

  30. MattyIce says:
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    Time to sell low on McCutchen in a dynasty league? Given his regression, I don’t see a rebound. Sell for a couple top 100 prospects?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @MattyIce: No, I hold Cutch, especially in a keeper..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MattyIce: Yeah you can sell if you get something you like…If not hold and hope he heats up

  31. JoeG414 says:
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    NYPD Blue Quote of the Day

    Vartan Illiescu: You cannot know what is in my mind.
    Det. Andy Sipowicz: [Slams his head against the table] I’m gonna spread your brains about this room and look through ’em.

    Vartan Illiescu: You think you are big hero now, yes? Because beating me you have saved some rich people. You only do that, you could only beat me because I am poor, powerless immigrant in the richest country in the world.
    Det. Andy Sipowicz: You’re wrong there. This is America. I’d’a beat you, rich or poor.

  32. Gregarious says:
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    Would you guys drop andrew miller for edwin diaz?

  33. 740 says:
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    wat it do Grey,

    10team h2h
    please advise

    drop Mccullers for Snell?
    Yasmany Tomas or Andrew Benintendi?

    thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @740: 1. Hold until there is news on McCullers…2. Tomas for the right now..Benintendi going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Wait it do, wat it do… Agree with F

  34. Wild Thing says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side for a team that is 12-5 in a $260 salary cap keeper league?

    Jon Gray $1 or Giolito $6 and Tyler Naquin $1

    I have Bregman/Benintendi who would be filling Naquin’s spot in my starting lineup. All these players would be the same salary next season and then Gray would be $16 for 3 years and Giolito would be $21 for 3 years. Naquin also could be signed to a 2-3 year deal for $11-16.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wild Thing: Giolito has more upside but if you can win this year I’d take Gray.

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  35. Aphex Gwynn says:
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    Got offered my Edwin Diaz for his taillon. I have thornburg, Barrett, and Jim Johnson, and just lost Salazar. 12 team redraft

  36. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Is Abreu droppable in a 12 team mixed at this point? It’s winning time and he’s not helping me win. Guys like Altherr, Moss and Bour (coming off DL this week) are available. Abreu is in my UTIL so don’t necessarily need to replace him with a 1B. Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado: Try and trade him, even add another player to sweeten the deal and get a better bat if you can..

      • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I tried but found no takers and my deadline has passed.

          • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: Yes. His price for me next year would be $24 so I wouldn’t keep him. Knowing my league he won’t go for more than that in the draft.

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @TheBravesWearPrado: You cud try Altherr..But I think I would hold Abreu..You do not want to see if finally pull his head out on someone else’s team..Also lets see what Grey has to say..

  37. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey I’m trying to buy low on either Bumgarner or Carrasco after recent stinkers; anyone see anything that suggests an injury rather than just a bad outing??

  38. web says:
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    Altherr or Hernan over Piscotty?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @web: nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Agree with F

  39. David says:
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    Skaggs or Bundy ROS? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @David: Coin flip …Im going with Skaggs but could go either way

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @David: I like Bundy, he is on a better team.

  40. Alex says:
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    Which side do you like in a deep league

    Wil Myers, Gallo, and Leonys Martin OR Machado

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Machado

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Alex: Manny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Machado

  41. Wizard of (Oz)una says:
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    ROS: Grandal or Vogt?

    • Wizard of (Oz)una says:
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      @Wizard of (Oz)una:

      Also, pick three ROS: Bundy, Musgrove, Bauer, PIneda, Berrios.

      Lastly, pick three ROS: Kepler, Baez, Altherr, Tomas, Schoop, Moss.

      Finally, ROS: thank you.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Wizard of (Oz)una: 1. Grandal…2. Bundy, Bauer, Berrios (Pineda would be safer than Berrios, I just prefer Berrios)… 3. Schoop, Kepler, Baez.

  42. Slowmez says:
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    10 team h2h keeper. 1st place but trade deadline passed and I currently have a bottleneck of bats and meh RPs, and now I need a MI since Story went down. Arcia, Seimen, Brad Miller, Scooter, D Travis on the wire – who would you drop?

    C: Ramos
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Odor
    SS: ————
    3B: Beltre
    2B/SS: Didi Gregorious
    1B/3B: Miggy
    OF: C Davis
    OF: Polanco
    OF: Cain
    OF: Eaton
    OF: Maybin
    UTIL: Castellanos
    BE: Belt
    BE: Dahl
    BE: Reddick

    SP: Scherzer, Hammels, Matz, Duffy, Aaron Sanchez, McCullers, Skaags, Bundy , J Ross (DL)
    RP: Madsen, Giles, Thornburg, Jim Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slowmez: Eaton for Arcia… Play Dahl

  43. stoopid says:
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    Pujols has to be in contention with Miggy & Bonds for most consistent 1st/2nd rounders. Guy had practically 10 years of being drafted in those rounds.

    • Hugman says:
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      @stoopid: Was gonna say this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid: Miggy has conservatively 10 years, Pujols has conservatively 10

  44. Scoop says:
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    Would you deal Ortiz for Hamels? H2H 10 teams w/ OBP. I have a loaded offense and not enough arms. Alternate deal: JD Martinez for Hamels? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scoop: Ortiz is fine for Hamels…I’d keep J.D.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scoop: I’d deal JD for Hamels….coming back from injury there is more doubt in my mind over Ortiz who is hitting and I have no reason to doubt will continue to hit this year.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scoop: I’d go: JD Martinez for Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scoop: Agree with F

      • Scoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks all.

  45. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I picked up Giles, need to either drop Kintzler or Madson for him.

  46. Peteo says:
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    Pick 2 Closers, Standard H2H ESPN 5×5:

    Bedrosian
    Giles
    Diaz
    Maurer
    Thronburg
    Cingrani

    Thanks, Gray!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Peteo: Diaz, Giles

    • Peteo says:
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      @Peteo:

      Uggh- reasking, minus Giles, who was just picked up :)

      Bedrosian
      Diaz
      Maurer
      Thronburg
      Cingrani

      • Peteo says:
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        @Peteo:

        (And thanks, B!)

      • Peteo says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. CMUTimmah says:
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    The Bad:

    – 36 out of Carrasco and Salazar Bizarre the last two days. Rough start to the pitching week… but I’m still holding a league thanks to Kepler, Vmart, and Votto strong performances.

    The good:

    thanks for the advice Grey, Cut Contreras for Grandal and had immediate dividends (even with Contreras having a decent day).

    The Ugly:

    Diaz and Salazar hit the DL… joining Greinke… with one DL spot to share. Greinke coming back soon, and I have a commanding lead in points head to head, so I just gotta deal with it. Ruff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: I hear ya, and that good is barely good

  48. dirtyd says:
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    Drop Castellanos or Tomas to make room for Kepler?

    Other Team

    Drop Dozier or Schoop to make room for Kepler?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @dirtyd:1.Tomas….2. I’d hold but if you need the OF then Dozier is the drop for me.

      • dirtyd says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Castellanos has cooled off a lot lately. Only 3 multihit games in last 20. Should I assume he bounces back? Or is Tomas’ regression going to be rough?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @dirtyd: I think Cast will be fine and Tomas wont keep up this pace

  49. Boy Wonder says:
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    Pick 2 ROS

    Brandon McCarthy, Homer Bailey, Dan Straily, Robbie Ray

    Thanks!

  50. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    I’m rebuilding in a 30-team roto dynasty league. I need saves and can part with a SP. My Tillman for Sam Dyson?

    Many thanks!

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        Thanks! Forgot to mention that holds count too, so he doesn’t need to remain closer to have value.

  51. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Losing Salazar and McCullers in the same day? Oy. Would you add Musgrove or Bundy? I have Snell, Erv Santana, Berrios, Baez (bench bat for Schoop/Correa) and Naquin as drop candidates. Activated just dong so it’s he, Polanco, marte and B-Ham as my OF. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I try to contain my emotions for Salazar and McCullers…

    Thanks for the Grandal tip to add, crazy others haven’t just made the move. Cheers!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Reid-A-Book: Add Bundy, drop Erv

  52. KeeblerMN says:
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    Hey! Chip fractures are no laughing matter! They are the number 2 leading cause of early death among my people! Number 1 being diabetes of course.

  53. Chris says:
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    Are you starting matz today at NYY? He has been up and down since the bone spurs. He was lucky to get a QS last time despite giving up 11 hits and a walk in 6 IP. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  54. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league. I’m not making the playoffs and had traded my 1st rounder next year in a trade to get Kershaw (right before his injury). I can now make a trade back into the 1st round if I give up Gerrit Cole and Kenley Jansen. I wouldn’t be able to keep Cole next year. My keepers next year would be Kershaw, Arenado, Correa, Marte and one of the following: McCullers, M. Franco, J. Turner or A. Bregman. Would you pull the trigger on this?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Smell The Glove: If you’re out of it and cant keep either of them you could make that move or id package Cole with someone like Franco and try and get a really good 5th keeper..Maybe a Springer or Polanco if possible.

  55. John says:
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    1. Gattis or Grandahl…I have Gattis and limited to 7 moves per week so hesitant to play catcher tag.
    2. Kepler, Moss, Maybin, Alex Dick….which two you like?
    3. Streaming option favorite or hold??
    Need QS and Wins. Avoid HRs and losses as those are categories. (I am leaning Taillon given home start but Pirates not hitting great. Hellboy’s 9 hit dance last week was scary. Ervin has been stellar, so has Snell ugh….i would be dropping Davies)

    Hellickson at Padres (Friedrich)
    Tallion v Cincy (DeSclafani)
    Santana at TB (Snell)

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @John: Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Grandal…Kepler…Hellickson

  56. Cram It says:
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    Bwahahaha. I sat Altherr and Franco across the board because Bumgarner. It’s supposed to be the right move!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It: sometimes the right move is the wrong move..

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he’s no tom cruise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one is

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: you could be if we work on that jaw line a little even though you are too tall to be Cruise

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go to that plastic surgeon that Martin Short impersonated in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt if he didn’t kill himself after that impersonation (true story)

  57. Robert says:
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    Bundy or Musgrove ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: I’ll take the guy who’s showing us he’s pretty studly over an unproven. That would be Bundy.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert: Bundy

  58. DoubleDroppingDueces says:
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    Which side? In a vaccuum….

    Jon Gray and Kelvin Herrera for Masahiro Tanaka and Sam Dyson

  59. Smell The Glove says:
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    Russell Martin or Yasmani Grandal?

  60. Pu$$y Control says:
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    bundy or desclafani?

  61. Blake says:
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    In my 13 team pts league – I have one pickup left for the season. Grichuck was just sent down to the minors so I have to pick someone up. My settings are (1pt for 1b, 2pts for 2B, 3pts for 3B, 1pt for BB, 4pts for HR, 1 pt for R, 1Pt for RBI, 1pt for SB)

    So who do I pickup? following are available plus more:

    T Naquin
    C Maybin
    J Harrison
    Y Tomas
    Trea Turner
    Hernan Perez
    A Dickerson
    Corey Dickerson
    E Rosario
    D Dahl

    Plus, any others that might get extended playing time now that the trades went through that I am not mentioning?

    • Blake says:
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      @Blake:

      Also Altherr is available as well

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Blake: Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Agree with F

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        Dahl will be a regular for the rest of the year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Might platoon when Parra returns

          • Blake says:
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            @Grey:

            really want someone who plays everyday – U think Dahl will get more points with a platoon partner than the others I mentioned?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cross that bridge when Parra returns

              • Blake says:
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                @Grey:

                Problem is, I have one pickup left in the season so I cant wait because I have to get rid of Grichuck since he is in the minors

                your best guess?

                • Grey

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                  You’ve owned Grichuk all this time and you’re worried about Dahl? Go with Naquin then, but he’s in a platoon too

  62. Just Busted says:
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    I am in a yahoo H2H, 12 team league and sitting at 3rd place. Looking for that final push ROS and there have only been two trades all season in this league (One was mine):

    Pick up Taijuan Walker and drop Vincent Velasquez or Brandon McCarthy? Or hold?

    Thanks!

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Just Busted: I’d wait and see what Walker does first, and if he is 100% healthy..drop McCarthy if you don’t want to wait.

  63. Db says:
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    What side you got

    Thornburg/McCarthy

    Kinztler/Paxton

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Db: Paxton for me

      • Db says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: if your probably dropping the sp anyway

        • Cram It says:
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          @Db: So Thornburg or Kintzler? Huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Db: Thornburg

  64. GonzoChicago says:
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    Another McCullers casualty here… H2H 6×6 with QS not wins, IP/GS as 6th Cat

    Could you rank these potential replacements ROS, and in particular for whether they’ll still be pitching in September (I’m in 1st and have a playoff slot locked up)?

    Bundy, Musgrove, Berrios, Nola, Odorizzi

    Thanks!

  65. Alex says:
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    1. Do I have those closers ranked properly?

    Bedrosian, Diaz, Jim Johnson, Maurer, Barrett

    2. And would you take Altherr over Dahl, Naquin, or (dare I say) Piscotty if you needed runs and steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: 1. Sure 2. Nah

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    A little early, but does Story’s injury in any way impact his ranking for next year or keeper value?

    Seems like the recovery time for this injury is about 8 weeks, so without getting ahead of things, it sounds like all signs point to him being 100% well before spring training 2017…

    My game of thrones-themed Keeper team depends on it!! (A Story of Ice and Fire…currently renamed to A Seung of Ice and Fire in the interim thanks to Oh).

  67. AJ says:
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    Hi Grey being offered Arrieta for my Daniel Murphy, what you think? my current infield Bryant/Odor/Desmond/Turner-Diaz/Reyes DL
    … top pitchers Darvish/Tehran/Maeda/Pomeranz/Hill, all others streamers…thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @AJ: Id hold

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: If im trading Murph its not for Arrietta hes been too shaky

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @AJ: I’d take Arrieta there

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @AJ: I agree with the Mrs. Your infield is solid and you look like you cud use another SP.

    • Grey

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      @AJ: Sounds fine if you need SP, which it appears that you do

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also – in my OBP OPS H2H league, who do you like as a Story replacement off the wire (if I can’t swing a trade)?

    Seimen (Story like stats, much worse OBP; Blehgman; Adam Frazier (SS elig in ESPN!); Matt Duffy (assuming he gets SS elig with the Rays); Espinoza?

    Thanks.

  69. Big Perm says:
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    Dunn was over Unger and I was over Dunn.

    Schimpf or Atherr for a bench bat ROS in a points league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Big Perm: Altherr

  70. Strong Like Bull says:
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    Yahoo 12 team H2H ROS:
    Looking to strengthen OF and speed
    Drop O. Herrera for H. Perez?

  71. Boy Wonder says:
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    ROS rank

    Musgrove, McCarthy, Robbie Ray, Straily, Homer Bailey

    Thanks!

  72. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H.
    SPs are Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Gray, VV, McCarthy, Eickhoff, and Ray.

    I’ve been holding onto Ray as a match up type SP for his Ks. Drop him now for B. Anderson? Ray’s next start would be Tuesday @NYM, so I could get some nice Ks and possibly a W. I know it’s early for Anderson, but I’m in a league with lots of LAD fans, and he may only need one more rehab start (next Sunday). Either way I’d get one start. Anderson looks to face PIT @home in his return.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Jax says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have JD coming off the DL, and need to drop someone (Yahoo Std. 5×5 10-team H2H). My lineup:

    1B – Napoli
    2B – Odor
    SS – Nunez
    3B – Arenado
    OF (x3) – Marte, Braun, Kepler
    Util – Myers
    Bench – Bruce
    Bench – Abreu
    Bench – Benintendi

    I’m assuming it’s Benintendi, but I just picked him up! :(

    Thanks,

    Jax

    • Jax says:
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      @Jax: I guess I’m asking too b/c I don’t like Bruce moving to the Mets, and fear he may fall off. Also, kinda want to drop Abreu with Myers and Napoli doing so well, but i can’t bring myself to do it, even if it is a shallow league

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Jax: Don’t you have an arm you could cut?

        • Jax says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: I value closers in this league, since most of the time, they guarantee me 3 cats out of the 10 every week (ERA, WHIP, SVs), but my staff looks like:

          SP – Syndegaard
          SP – Taillon
          SP – Duffy
          SP – E Diaz (CL)
          RP – Kimbrel
          RP – Herrera
          P – Ramos
          P – Betances
          Bench – Jon Gray
          Bench – Bundy
          DL – Salazar
          DL – W Davis

          Salazar is currently in an SP spot waiting to switch with JD coming out of his (we have two DL spots total)

          Should I drop Bundy, Duffy, or Gray? They all seem to be earning themselves permanent roster spots as of late. I’m all for streaming, but they’re going pretty good right now

          Thanks for the advice, MP

          Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: Benintendi is never going to play on your team

      • Jax says:
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        @Grey: That’s what i was thinking…would just hate to miss out on a breakout, if Bruce were to fall off.

        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. Joe says:
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    I lost Story for the year. I have Gordon and Hernan Perez at 2nd – and Addy Russell at SS (also 2nd eligible).

    Would you trade Gordon FOR Price, Herrera and Segura (SS). I’d then have Russell and Perez at 2nd. I guess the question is – do you think Perez/Russell will be close to Gordon for the rest of the year, given that I’m also getting Price and Herrera.

    Thoughts? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Id take Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Agree with F

  75. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Need to drop one to activate J Zimm…..Piscotty, Cuthbert, Valencia or Javier Baez. Thanks in advance.

  76. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Grandal or Gattis?

  77. Beau Hammel says:
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    Keeper help in 12 team 5×5 roto. Definitely keeping Trout, Odor, Cano, and Cole. Last spot goes to Matz, Hendricks, Story, or Frazier? Leaning towards Matz.

  78. Robby says:
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    I was excited to throw out Carrasco, Bumgarner, Fernandez, and Cole last night. 19 innings and 16 ER later (with 42 baserunners)… yikes! Thanks for the daily write-ups to help ease the pain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robby: Ouch, no problem

  79. Count de Monetball says:
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    1st world problems, I picked up a handful of middle relievers hoping to snag some vulture wins a week ago, wouldn’t you know barret, Diaz, Giles and thornberg all get promoted to closer, and this was after i traded three closers away…wow!

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: I guess it’s not, but middle relievers are more likely to get vulture W’s than closers (note: I have not done any research to substantiate that) and I have a huge lead in saves… I don’t really need SIX closers and with so few competitive people remaining (meaning still trying and not playing fantasy football already), I don’t have anybody to trade them too. I guess I can just sit back and enjoy the ratio and K/9 help (innings cap league).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1st world whining!

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            Ouch, yep it is….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, just playin

              • Count de Monetball says:
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                I know, you crack me up, I need to go listen to the most recent podcast so I can hear your cackle…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, thanks!

                  • Count de Monetball says:
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                    So I have to ask, after the wonderful thing that was the Canseco interview, did you intentionally “tone it down” for B-Real? Very cool and interesting so far, innovative interview Mr. Albright…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I was just fanboying out with B-Real… Well, maybe a little, b/c his brother-in-law is a work colleague with Cougs

  80. Pat says:
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    Would you dump ODB for Bundy?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pat: in a vacuum no, but depends on the make up of your team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Agree with F

  81. Fat Mack says:
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    In a 16-team 6×6 league with OPS as the extra hitting category and walks as the extra pitching category, do you think any of these guys are strong keepers for the next 2 years? I’m entertaining some trade offers for Rizzo since I’m out of the playoffs and I can’t keep him again. Thanks!

    Mazara $4
    Profar $1
    Bregman $1
    Kepler $5
    Aaron Sanchez $1

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fat Mack: Mazara, Bregman, Kepler in that order for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fat Mack: Close…Prolly go Bregman, Maz

      • Fat Mack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, gents.

  82. That Dude says:
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    Would you offer Matz and Polanco for Darvish? Or is that a low-ball offer?

    The next best OFs I could throw up are CarGo, Bautista, Just Dong, Dahl, or Piscotty.

    • That Dude says:
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      @That Dude: Also, pick two: Tony Watson, Thornburg, or Bedrosian? Holds are 2 points in my league and Saves are 3.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @That Dude: Watson/Thornburg

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @That Dude: You are overpaying with Polanco…do something more like Bautista and Matz

  83. Chin Music says:
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    Bregman was just dropped in my league and I have O. Arcia. I need help at SS, do you think I should grab Bregman (although struggling mightily) and drop Arcia?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chin Music: Id take Bregman..much higher upside

  84. Dave says:
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    Have to replace Salazar and possibly McCullers.
    Skaggs, Bundy, McCarthy and Musgrove available.
    Please rank for ROS.
    Thank you

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dave: Skaggs, Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Agree with F

  85. Scott says:
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    Peraza hits a two-run home run and then gets sent down for Scott Schebler the next day? WTF?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott: Schebler hits a walk off 3 run bomb last night, so it looks like the right move..lol

      • Scott says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Sorry, Peraza, you needed just one more RBI. LOL.

  86. henncoop says:
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    In a 12 team 5X5 Roto iIs Musgrove worth picking up if I need to drop 2 of the following SP: Rodon, Elfin or Ventura?

  87. Ballsinplay says:
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    Is Villar a top 50 keeper next year? He’s 25, a thief, and his OPS doesn’t suck.

  88. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord! Man that write up had almost my whole fantasy team on there. Got a half chub just reading it. PS. Birds need a closer. Final boss is a final choke

    1) segura or Villar at shortstop ROS
    2) Thor/Arrieta/JD or Sale/cueto/Pence rest of season
    3) Villar/Braun for Harper? Which side

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nightmare:
      1. Villar
      2. Sale side
      3. Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare: Haha…Villar…Sale…Harper

  89. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Hey Grey and fantasy baseballers!

    I’ve been rolling with Kimbrel and Jeanmar as my closers all year, while rolling with summertime for ratios or a SAGNOF for my third RP spot. Have Maurer there now, but just grabbed Bedrosian. Who is my drop the next time I need a streamer (dropped Bradley for the SAGNOF opportunity)?

    Thanks as always…

    • NickfromtheRoc says:
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      @NickfromtheRoc: Shit – meant to mention, 12 team standard 5×5 H2H keeper.

  90. Danny.... (with two N's) says:
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    ROS Q:
    Trea Turner (OF) or Hamilton?
    need steals (among other qualities)

  91. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    With Just Dongs coming back today, I need to drop someone from my team.

    12 team H2H redraft with OBP

    C: Gattis
    1b: Belt
    2b: Schoop
    3rd: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Polanco
    OF: Starling Marte
    OF: Trout
    UTIL: Piscotty
    UTIL: Lamb
    BN: Khris Davis

    I’m thinking the drop is Piscotty or Davis. Thanks man!

  92. Clint says:
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    Does January Grey have any insight as to where he’ll have Story ranked at SS by chance? Wondering if I should DL stash him in my 12 team roto keeper where we keep 8.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: I’m not January Grey, or know who your keepers might be, but why wouldn’t you DL stash him regardless? It’s not hurting you.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Cram It: LOL
        MR OBVIOUS

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bye Felica: You would think.

      • Clint says:
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        @Cram It:
        Because I’m currently starting Profar at 1B and was debating between Story and Duda for the DL spot.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Clint: You’re keeping Story over Duda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Agree with Cram…Though, I guess not fully since I am January Grey…. He’s a top 3 SS

  93. Adam says:
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    Would u trade chris sale for kris Bryant?
    My SP are arrieta,Darvish,gray,rich hill,Bundy,Skaggs
    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Adam: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree with F

  94. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, how did I end up with such terrible pitchers?!?

    I’m definitely running Junior Guerra out @ San Diego, but Matz @ the Yanks, Bauer v. Minnesota, Nola v. San Fran? Do haul any of that garbage onto the field in a 12-team 5×5 mixer? Do those guys just need to get cut? The wire is pretty thin, are you picking up any of these jokers:

    Paxton
    Cashner
    Koehler
    E. Santana
    Bettis
    Smyly
    H. Santiago
    Eovaldi
    Trevor May

    I got nothing!

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: They’re streamers

  95. Chance Cumberling says:
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    Should I hang on to Oh or drop him for Herrera? My other closers are Giles and Osuna.

  96. omar says:
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    AL Only Roto

    Putting in a waiver claim for Lucroy. Losing either Kennys or Gary Sanchez. If I keep GS and drop KV, I could ensure more production from the C spot, as either Sanchez or Lucroy (or both) should be penciled in on a daily basis. Just don’t know if Sanchez is gonna hit consistently.

    Who’s the drop?

  97. Tony C says:
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    So in a 12 team H2H. ROS: I own Belt and Naquin. Pick up Napoli or Kepler or both?

  98. BelikeMaik says:
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    Grey! Need some roster help.

    Who should I drop of these in a 10 team OBP league (assume all our OF):
    Matt Holiday, Contreres, Valencia.

    Also, would you drop Prado for Profar? Does he play everyday ROS?

    Thanks my man

  99. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Damn you Jose Abreu why have you forsaken me!!!

    BTW Musgrove looked sick last night, he throws this crazy one seem fastball with sink but no fade. Really had bitters off balance. Id be interested to see if that has a correlation with his rising K rates in the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Bitters off balance sounds sweet! Abreu will haunt you to your end of days

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: El Grande Guarida!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Den?

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: wrong usage of haunt….my spanish is no bueno. should of used Perseguir

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah

  100. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Now that the neverending story is now the seasonending story I can honestly say Im looking forward to the added MI batty call option in Colorado

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: Don’t you blow off Cristhian Adames…..speaking of Cris-thian, is it or does his name scream say it with a lisp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, super lispy… I had Adames in an NL-Only league, that went over well

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: was your team name the west hollywood wranglers?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  101. Johnsonrod says:
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    Assuming Joe Ross comes back and is pitching the same as before DL, Bundy or Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  102. Yelyabd says:
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    Need to activate JD Mart this coming week, drop Benintendi, JUpton, or drop extra RP (Have Jansen, Melancon, Kimbrel, Giles, Diaz)?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Yelyabd: benti

      I don’t trust youngsters from AA over those guys. Look at Bregman and Aj Reed. That’s my opinion. Not this year

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Bye Felica: granted Reed spent more time in AAA than either of those guys combined.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  103. Bye Felica says:
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    Anytime I’m using a stall in a public restroom at work reading razzball in the morning and someone knocks on the door of the stall, I always say, “Did you bring the lube?”
    As loud as possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call!

  104. John says:
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    Moss, A Dickerson or Maybin?

    Can only pick one up. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  105. Bye Felica says:
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    When you’re out of moves by Weds because of the trade deadline. We need a glossary term for that because that’s me right now. Ugh Bedrosian is out there still too!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks… I’m all ears on the term

  106. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Someone dropped Sal Perez in my 6×5 obp league. I have Gattis. Hang tight or pick up Sal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Sal

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey and all, haven’t read much about Alther, would you drop Hunter Pence for him? Thanks! – A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. jb says:
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    Mornin’ Grey. Looked at Trevor Story’s numbers, threw up my hands and said WTF???!!!???!!! I can’t replace that kind of production with one guy off waivers. Took 2 — Kepler and Orlando Arcia. Arcia is kinda wispy Dee Gordon like. With all the hand injuries, the hitters need battle armor gloves. If Arcia doesn’t work out, then what do you think about Brad Miller or Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See if it works out for a week first

  109. KB says:
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    Goldschmidt/Khris Davis/Happ/Roark or Kyle Seager/JD Martinez/Salazar (DL)/Rivero in a 7×7 keep forever league where BB/TB are the two extra hitting categories.

  110. ryanoger says:
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    Bundy or Jon Gray?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  111. Max says:
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    More BDP nods please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Max, you’re headed for self-destruction

      • Max says:
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        @Grey: you think very deeply

  112. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! I am always up for some rookie-nookie but chumps like Gallo, Bergman, Glasnow, and Reed have left the Mrs. with a rookie-dookie in pronoun mouth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A rookie-dookie in pronoun mouth? Haha, what?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Exactly!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  113. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey-Pick 2 bats and two sp for ROS in a deep 5×5:
    Kang, Valencia, Contreras
    Odorizzi, Kazmir, Iwakuma
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Kang…Not Odorizzi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Though, I am streaming Odorizzi tonight

  114. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Do we love our Khris Davis? Do we?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Almost as much as Chris Carter

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Almost….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I wonder who’s gonna win the HR race between those two…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My money’s on Chris Carter

  115. Eric says:
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    ROS: Drop Archer, Fulmer, Sanchez, Carlos Martinez, Taijuan for Skaggs and /or Bundy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez, Walker

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you prefer Skaggs or Bundy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flip a coin… Bundy’s sexier

  116. Garbage Day says:
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    I keep hearing conflicting things on the Cleveland bullpen. Allen has been closing (well) all year, and Miller hasn’t, and Francona has said he won’t name either Allen or Miller as closer.

    I think Francona just wants to keep things open in case Miller gets a save here or there – that way no one freaks out – but Allen will get more saves ROS. What say you? Would you rather have Allen or, say, Maurer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  117. WhoDat says:
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    Dump mccan for grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • WhoDat says:
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        that’s Brian mccan

  118. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Out is Street and his ratios murder

    Welcome to CamRock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened with Bundy yesterday?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Very nice, your modesty on this subject is saint-like. I thought my statement of contrition in last night’s comments would sate your appetite for gloating. Clearly I underestimated both you and Mr. Bundy. Perhaps you and my father can spend all afternoon at the gun club agreeing with each other.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, just messing…

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Oh, I know, and you best believe I’m picking him for his matchup against the palehose and no-game James.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now you’re talking (and likely jinxing)

    • knucks says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: This was good! Keep em coming. I’ll never let Brocktune die. Junior gong is my jammy jam

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @knucks: Thanks. Once I found out his actual middle name is “Rock”, it was on.
        I’ve been meaning to talk to you. I got a letter from Brocktune’s publicist about the disappearance of his house pets. I think we need to do our exercises.

  119. Eric says:
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    ROS: Bour or Moreland. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  120. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Hey Grey do you think Dahl sticks and gets regular playing time ROS? I’m not sure when Parra returns but I have Choo on the DL(OBP league) and will have to decide whether to drop Dahl to activate Choo, leave him on the DL or drop an SP to accommodate both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly platoon

  121. ryanoger says:
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    Rockin’ Grandal but should I hang with him or add Willson?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  122. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Follow-up from above. Rebuilding in a 30-team roto dynasty league. Need saves and steals equally, can spare SP. Give Tillman for Sam Dyson or Leonys Martin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  123. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Red Sawx pen has now blown three straight wins for Price, 2 in games where he was excellent. Last night’s debacle was biblical:

    Zunino, who is garbage, goes down and gets a pretty good first pitch curve for a homer
    Leonys Martin gets a shit-hit bloop
    Luis Sardinas, also garbage and hitting .188, with a nice piece of hitting, for an oppo line drive 1b
    Guillermo Heredia, fringe prospect, hits a jam shot that somehow escapes the clutches of HanRam

    Then Sgt. Barnes strikes of the Lisper, Abad gives up a 3 run jack to Cano, on a 1-2 count. The rest is hazy because I immediately started sniffing glue after these events transpired.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, tacked on extra runs onto Price and lost me a win, was hideous

  124. Los Putos says:
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    Guy just lost Salazar.

    My Hendricks for his E Nunez.

    I need a SS (we run 2) and steals.

    ill still have Strasburg, Lester, Tanaka, Skaggs, Desclafani, Bundy with a glut of closers i can always run out there for another sp (Osuna, Giles, Debrosian, Thornburg, Mauerer, Oh)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Osuna for Nunez?

  125. mvplatter says:
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    Want to pick up Bundy, would you drop either Snell or Taillon for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  126. Dan says:
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    Which side?

    Chris Davis and Schoop for Kluber and Hernan Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  127. Rice says:
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    If I can’t pull off a trade in the next couple hours I will need to drop one of the below closers to activate JD.

    Do I drop Kintzler or Maurer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maurer

  128. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Start or Sit?

    Today:
    Gausman v. Tex ($7.6)

    Tomorrow:
    Smyly v. KC ($18.2)
    Leake @Cin ($7.9)

  129. ebudz says:
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    OoPs I picked the worst time to ask a trade question in the trade talk Forum (right after you answered all the other posts) haha when should I check back on my post?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a few

  130. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Commiserating, in a holds league I’ve lost all of my holds guys, Phelps is becoming an SP and Giles has become a closer and Diaz became a closer. Now I have too many closers and not enough holds guys. And my wife doesn’t get why I’m grumpy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  131. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    Another potential stream for tomorrow:

    Kennedy @TB ($7.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine

  132. RTP123 says:
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    Best 2b option for the stretch run?

    Russell, Schimpf, Espinosa, Prado, Gyrko, Scooter, Brad Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  133. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I hate it when you eat too much and Bartolo in your pants a little bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: If you really had Pu$$y Control you wouldn’t eat so much at once

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I said you not me.

  134. Scott says:
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    Schoop hit the WW. Drop the Gyork for him?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Scott: In the words of Ice Cube, “Yaaay yay!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  135. henncoop says:
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    I have a strategy question for 12 team 5X5 roto league, my overall pitching sucks ….this team was auto-drafted till the 9th round using Razzball rankings so it is hitter heavy. I am currently 11th in wins; 5th in K’s; 8th in ERA & 9th in WHIP but 5th in Saves …Overall the team is in 8th but only 3.5 points out of 3rd place. I’ve been lucky enough in the past week to be able to grab a few of the new closers in the trade deadline & recent injury changeover.
    1) Might it be a good strategy to play all 6 closers I now own: Dyson, Giles, Thornburg, Colome, Bedrosian, & Cingrani where we have weekly lineups? I am 20 Saves behind the leader but only 5 saves away from moving up to 3rd in Saves????
    We only can start 8 pitchers each week …my SPs are fairly weak: Liriano was drafted as my “ace” & dropped …Currently have Shoe, Skaggs, Gray, Hammels, VV, Pineda, Hellickson, & DeSclafani.
    I guess I would lose K’s doing that but maybe makes some slight gains in both WHIP & ERA as well as Saves of course.
    2) Also I could lose the weakest SP or RP & take a chance on Musgrove making a difference for me …Skaggs was definitely a gem find so far.
    Sorry for the long winded question …hope it makes some sense to you ….Thanks for helping my fake teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Go for it 2) Hold

  136. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Tallion or Wacha ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • Jerry says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! One more question: What about Tallion or Skaggs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skaggs

  137. KB says:
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    Goldschmidt/K. Davis/Roark/Happ or K. Seager/JD Martinez/Salazar(DL)/Rivero in a 16 team keep forever league 7×7 where TB/BB are the two additional hitting points

  138. Db says:
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    McCarthy or hellickson

    Who you want barret or kinztler

    Trying to get thornburg from him but just settle for Barrett

    Barret/McCarthy for kinztler/paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy…Jake…

  139. Db says:
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    Kinztler or Maurer ?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Db: I keep getting told Maurer because of the NL West whenever I ask this question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintz

  140. Johnc says:
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    12 team H2H league….I was offered Pujols for Franco and Maybin. I would backfill Maybin’s spot with someone like ADick or Altherr. Franco goes in spurts but I like Albert’s consistency after April. WDYT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, don’t see the point

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        You prolly value Franco more than I do. Albert leads league in RBIs since All Star break. Philly lineup questionable. But I get your point. Maybe not enough measurable change?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  141. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Dahl or Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  142. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Sale for A Rizzo?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. hondo says:
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    Brock Stewart is getting a “spot start” @ Coors tonight.If he survives do you think he’ll stay up? SON has him as the #2 pick next Monday @ 27.1 Whoa!
    I just stumbled across this interesting possibility while trying to beat the 2 start hoarders in a really OCD competitive league.On that schedule he’d get a second start at home vs the Pirates.Anything to see here? I’m not up on the LAD staff currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  144. KB says:
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    Goldschmidt/K. Davis/Roark/Happ or K. Seager/JD Martinez/Salazar(DL)/Rivero in a 16-team 7×7 keep forever league where BB/TB are the two additional hitting categories?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  145. dem ribbies says:
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    for this year, Bregman or Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  146. fknboz says:
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    Drop belt for Altherr? Or am I being had by my Phillies fandom? Again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Pastime says:
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    Would you keep Story on your bench as a potential keeper for next season? Would translate to 12th rd in a mixed roto league.

    Side note, grabbed Arcia as a potential replacement, luckily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  148. Scott says:
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    So, Oh’s ERA went up to 2.14 and his WHIP went up to 0.88. Can’t believe people want to drop him. Their team must have an ERA of 1.00 and a WHIP of 0.00

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  149. JoeG414 says:
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    Start one :
    J Upton home vs Sale
    or
    Altherr home vs Cueto

    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  150. Scott says:
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    Tim Anderson or Orlando Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  151. Stickball Al says:
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    Really enjoyed Springsteen rocking One Headlight like only a Jersey boy could do. ” It’s a Jersey Thing ” Thanks for sharing !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah!

  152. ADUP says:
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    I’m in first place in a h2h league with no glaring holes/needs. Just got offered a big deal. Should I do it?
    I give: degrom, benintendi, freeman
    I get: Harper, marzara, sonny gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  153. ichirosan says:
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    20-man H2H dynasty league.

    I give:
    Matt Kemp
    César Hernández

    I get:
    Eduardo Núñez
    Mike Fiers

    Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  154. muskysmell says:
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    Little behind on the latest closer carousal update around the league because I’ve comfortably had 2 relatively dependable closers (Dyson & Cishek) with 1 back-up just in case (Maurer).
    Cishek’s quick removal from the role last night had me rushing to the waiver wire to pick up Diaz. Thank god I got him.

    Question: I’m seeing in the comments that Bedroisan is preferred over Maurer. Why is that? Isn’t Street expected to resume his role once he comes back from the DL? I don’t trust Scioscia-path to make the right move and Maurer seems pretty entrenched in his role.
    Is Bedroisan expected to keep his role as closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedrosian’s stats are incredible, Maurer never gets opps, Street has been injured all year, but SAGNOF, so go Maurer if you like

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Gotchya…Agree on all points.
        Thanks for the anal*.
        (*That’s short form for analysis)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  155. Jake DuBois says:
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    Points League, Non-Keeper. Which side do you like:

    Bumgarner and Dahl

    or

    Myers and Smyly (or de Leon)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  156. Tony says:
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    Springer and goldy for trout dinasty league wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  157. Sam says:
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    Going for the win in my keeper league… would you dish Hosmer, Familia and Allen (Cody) for Ortiz (I have alotta saves and just had Bedrosian, Thornburg and Diaz become closers with Ottavino and Dull still possibilities)?

    Note I have Goldy to man 1B and soon to have Yulieski for the CI slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  158. Cousin Vinny says:
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    Anybody adept in holds leagues?

    Thoughts on Reed, Brach, or O’Day ROS for holds?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  159. luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 OBP

    for ROY ? HR- SB -RBI- OBP- R needed in that order

    SCHIMPF-AJ REED – H. PEREZ(MIL) – SCHLEBER – PHAM – WHAT IS YOUR TOP 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  160. JimmyJackJames says:
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    In a 15 team keeper roto and going for it this year – what do you think of each of these offers:

    Pedroia/Archer for Carrasco

    Hamels/Cano for Carrasco

    I’d be dealing Carrasco (QS instead of W)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  161. ryanoger says:
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    Wanted to see what everyone thought about this trade that was just got veto’d in our redraft league:

    AJ Ramos for Bryce Harper?

    That should have def. been veto’d, correct?

    thanks all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a joke

    • muskysmell says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Yea, no way you trade a stud closer for a .235 hitter!

      • Negatto says:
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        @muskysmell: Well Played :)

  162. Whirlaway says:
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    For OF in a 12 team OBP + SLG (shallow, start 9 on offense). Need one of the following (to go with K. Davis and Just Dong)

    belt
    calhoun
    tomas
    eaton
    odubel
    altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. so activate J-Dong immediately and grab Calhoun. I’ll be dropping Belt and Odubel as corresponding moves. This is the play, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  163. points league says:
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    Good afternoon Grey, i’m in a non-dynasty 12 team AL/NL weekly points league minus 1 for a K as a 4th outfielder/utility/bench player who would you rather have alex dickerson or tyler naquin? my starting OF and Utility are currently Polanco, Fowler, Khris Davis and Ed Nunez. Thx for your help !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  164. Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    Is Cishek droppable for a stream spot or would you try to hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  165. Db says:
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    With jd coming back

    I have these guys as my bench/util
    Jankowski, Moreland, benetiendi, Franco

    For last add of the week drop one for alther or save for waiver claim I probably won’t get on musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: drop Moreland who I can platoon with belt? Don’t want to drop jankowski need his steals..

        Or drop hellickson which then I will have 3 bench bats?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moreland

  166. Scott says:
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    Scooter or Tim Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  167. Cohen says:
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    Grey, whos the better bat today, Naquin vs Duffey or Dickerson vs Guerra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  168. Fungazi says:
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    Do you think Duffy is breaking out or just a year-long shmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Breaking out

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Fungazi:

      Assuming you’re referring to Danny Duffy? I’ve had him ever since he got inserted into the rotation so I can speak on this:
      – He’s always had the pedigree being a former top pitching prospect
      – Has a 10.44 K rate which is elite
      – Has a 5.48 K per BB which is ace-level
      – Hit 27 years old which is typical of young pitchers with great stuff “figuring things out”
      – Attributes his success to a mechanic change of pitching out of the stretch which simplified his form. So it shows it’s sustainable.

      I’d say you could probably safely view him as a Top 20-40 pitcher going forward with a great chance of being even better than that going forward.
      I have him for $1 in my keeper league and I’m ecstatic.

      Now Gausman on the other hand…

      • Fungazi says:
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        @muskysmell: Thanks for this summary, I read he tweaked something but didn’t know he had any sort of prospect status before.

  169. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which one do you sit tonight?
    Sano @CLE(bauer)
    Naquin vs MIN(duffey)
    Mazara @BAL(Gausman)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  170. Luke says:
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    Was proposed Arcia and Skaggs for my Archer. Could use SS, but Archer seems to be getting it together. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  171. muskysmell says:
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    so Edwin Diaz has a 18.00 K/9?
    *swoon*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  172. Scott says:
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    Streaming the eggplant emoji tomorrow vs. KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  173. Nightmare says:
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    Which 2 players in order you using your DL stash on?

    Glasnow, Cobb, Tyson Ross, Holland, Rubby, Alex wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow, Ross

  174. Jim says:
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    This sounds like an easy decision, but please reassume me (as giving up Stanton makes me want to cry).

    Keep all players league, 3 round amateur draft annually.

    I give: Giancarlo Stanton

    I get: Profar, Buxton, Carlos Gomez, King Felix, A. Colome, 1st round pick

    Who wins for ROS? Who wins for next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty terrible trade

      • Jim says:
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        @Grey: Huh? Which side is receiving the terrible end?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Jim: You are getting a lot of crap for Stanton..I’d hold..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Stanton 1st or 2nd rounder…. Gomez terrible, Felix looks lost, Colome is a closer on a bad team, Buxton was sent to the minors he was so lost, Profar hasn’t done much…. It’s a chump dump

  175. James says:
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    I was proposed Stroman for Duvall. Could use the pitching help, but as you mentioned, Duvall is continuing to play well. Still a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  176. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up Moore for Mazara if i need OF help and have SP depth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  177. R.J. says:
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    Hey Grey – can you rank these RPs rest of season? Key categories are Saves+Holds, Ks, K/BB, ERA, WHIP.

    Giles, Estevez, Maurer, Bedrosian, Barrett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, Estevez

  178. MCCOOL says:
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    Orlando Arcia or Tim Anderson ROS in a 5×5 OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  179. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Would you move Pomeranz & Naquin for JBJ?

    Pitching is fine w/out Pom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  180. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey – Valencia or Peralta ROS in a 5×5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  181. Scott says:
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    Tom Koehler, worst pitching option of the day, is blanking the Cubs right now. What a game.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Doesn’t help that the best hitter for the Cubs right now is the pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench!

  182. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Been trying to trade Hosmer in a keeper league (his price is $15 for 2017) and nobody is interested.

    Am I safe to drop?

    I have Votto at 1B and Piscotty as well.

    • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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      @Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry: A streaming spot would be of more value to me at this point.

      Hosmer is just dead weight on the bench unless/until he heats up, and even then, I can’t imagine starting him over Votto or some combination of Contreras, Bautista, J-Up, Piscotty in my two utility spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer is better than Votto

      • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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        @Grey: It’s an OBP league. Does that make a difference for those two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, then Votto’s above him, dropping a top 50 guy like Hosmer is pretty crazy though

          • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, you’re right. I should probably drop Saunders or Piscotty instead

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Saunders

  183. web says:
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    I have Bregman and Willson Contreres, should I add Dahl or Altherr or both over Bregman and Contreres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  184. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    guessing in every league except NL only nola is easy drop now eh?

    2. in NL only who’s dropped first, nola or chen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Nola

  185. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    This Junior Guerra start encapsulates the majority of my last 6+ weeks of spot starting:

    One of the worst offenses in baseball going by wOBA platoon splits gets shithouses a good to above average starter while the opposing pitcher who is probably not worthy of a major league roster spot is just dealing, taking away any chance of a conshellation prize.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Petco’s been iffier than it should be, but I hear ya, I would’ve streamed him too if he were available to me

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: This is why you and others should cringe that I’m starting Bundy vs. the White Sox.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t ruin it for the rest of us!

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: From one MP to another, leave Bundy alone, I have had him on my teams since he was drafted. I have waited a long time for this, DO NOT, I repeate, DO NOT jinx him..hehe

  186. Jim says:
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    Dickerson or Altherr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  187. ERad says:
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    I’d like to think my comment re: Max Kepler yesterday inspired today’s blurb – which is the closest I’ll get to Razzball fame.

    Vape too much to come up with these witty glossary terms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a Razz hall of famer, you’re having me marry you!

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: I’m honored.

        It’s well deserved! Pretty sure this community knew before most of my friends and family.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m going to wear a yarmulke, burka and priest collar for everyone in attendance

  188. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Very interesting story out of Pittsburgh.

    The Pirates are expected to keep Andrew McCutchen on the bench for both Wednesday and Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
    Analysis: Including Monday’s off day, that would give the center fielder four full days of rest prior to Friday’s home game against Cincinnati. Pittsburgh has to hope the time away gives McCutchen enough of a break to re-set both on the field and off — he was critical of the team’s recent deadline deals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s he resetting off field? A stop watch?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: not sure, maybe some probs at home with Mrs Dread Pirate..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe his wife accidentally slept with John Jaso

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: wow, she must really miss Andrew’s dread locks…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              All about the dreads, baby

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey: Hopefully 4 days on the bench will wake dude up. He has not been the same since cutting the dreads off..I mean look what happened to Samson..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed

  189. Hi Grey: How would you rank Musgrove, Matt Moore( in the NL West!), and Barrios in a redraft roto league?

    And which of them do you like more than a streamer spot (to give you an idea of the caliber of steamers I’m talking about, the SPs on my radar over the next week are Jaime Garcia vs. ATL Friday, Eickhoff @SD Saturday, Kazmir vs. PHI next Wednesday).

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Musgrove…They’re streamers

  190. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey – Contreras or Peralta a better option for a bench bat in 5×5 ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  191. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like Fulmer today at home against the ChiSox?

    Any chance Taillon could outperform Fulmer going forward du to a shutdown or fatigue concerns?

    Also, Francona’s got me terrified. Will Andrew Miller eventually rise to the top in Cleveland? Or did they give up all those prospects just for an elite closer to work middle relief?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Fulmer… I guess it’s possible… I’d count on Miller being the closer, but who knows

  192. dudeman says:
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    S dyson or t watson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

  193. Nightmare says:
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    Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!!
    Fiona says hello

    Brandon McCarthy or Sonny gray ROS.

    McCarthy looked like poo last couple outings
    Gray looked like cow manuer last outing but good previous one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey Fiona! McCarthy

  194. JAL says:
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    G, Hope you are well. In my 12-team 5×5 redraft, could move up in saves, trade my Kepler for his Sam Dyson? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Trade sounds fine

  195. points league says:
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    al/nl weekly points league -1 for a k if you were going to pick one up for a bench spot to see how they play out. maybe they can ba a utility player or fill in if he’s hot at OF Naquin, Dickerson or Altherr? Thx Grey !!

  196. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Can you see any glaring issues or needs for improvement in my team. Been in a slow decline from first place by a lot to first place by a point. 11 tm keeper. Roto.

    C- Grandal
    1B- Napoli
    2B- Schoop
    3B- Donaldson
    SS- Correa
    Of- Marte
    Of- Polanco
    Of- Just Dong
    Utility- Frazier
    Bench- Baez, B-Hamilton,

    Pitchers- Noah, Quintana, Salazar (DL), McCullers (DL), Hill (DL), Ervin Santana, Snell, Berrios, Fulmer, and Bundy. Familia and Britton at closer.

    Really appreciate any input. Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Reid-A-Book: Solid team…I’d leave it alone,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin, Snell and Berrios don’t need to be owned, prolly not Baez…Rotate in hot arms and bats

  197. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Unbelievable Ramos!!!! Looks like Rodney should be closing soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, wasn’t pretty

  198. Jay says:
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    Utility pickup nl only need rbis: Flores, m reynolds, Reddick, altherr or moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  199. crushbombs says:
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    trade JD mart for archer? lost salazzar and mccullers yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    as far as trading a closer, is this about the best rank to go after?

    carmart/guerra/bauer/bundy/matz/davies, with davies only being worth a low end type (thornburg/herrera, from weaker job security).

  201. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Sorry to bring you down by mentioning the strike. I was so hurt back then. I still am. I can’t even think of an analogy worthy to describe that pain I will hold til my death bed. Top 3 biggest disappointments of my life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I was in college at the time, didn’t bother me much, I was being empathic

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: I was fresh off of probation and going through a tough time. Thanks for the empathy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, no problem!

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: Meh? You are such a warm and fuzzy person

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d hug the stuffing out of you

  202. Jack says:
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    Andriese or Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  203. hondo says:
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    You think Pollock will have any H2H playoff value?He was left for dead on waivers a few weeks ago when the return rumors first started and I had an extra move and DL spot.

    As a trade sweetener,is he above 12 team waiver fodder at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be worth something, I doubt it

  204. Robert says:
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    Wellington Castillo or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  205. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Which bench bat would you drop – Baez, Naquin, Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  206. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    WOw just got home to see I’m also one of the ones who lost Salazar and McCullers and right after Carrasco got destroyed so is my season over?! I’m tied for 1st with another team but only by 1 and 2 games and I’m still down by like 50 in this week’s matchup. Hopefully I can make a trade for a SP like I was saying the forums but it’s not looking good. What do I do in the short term assuming I can’t pull off a trade? Any add/drops for ROS or should I be just streaming multiple spots!

    (4) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy, Shoemaker
    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
    Bench: (Thornburg, Taillon, Skaggs, Moore, streamer: [McHugh])

    (1) DL: Salazar

    Available SP (% owned): Pineda, McCarthy, J. Ross*, T. Walker*, Nola, Leake, T. Ross*, McHugh, Snell, Eickhoff, E. Santana, Chen*, Paxton, B. Norris, Bundy, Glasnow*, Rodon, Ray, Giolito, Musgrove, etc ..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McCullers for Paxton

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay done! Thanks, hopefully you can get back to me again in the forums soon too… I’m no good at making at initial offers and the other team won’t tell me exactly who they want!

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Oh also wait so it looks like Moore is starting tomorrow @PHI (12.5) instead of @WAS? Should I use that start instead of McHugh tonight vs. TOR (9.3) or instead Snell vs. MIN (14.7) on Friday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Instead of McHugh

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man! Any chance you get to the forums tonight or do you prefer that I ask for trade help here instead?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just ask here

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Okay here it goes… as a continuation of the original question where I’m trying trade with a team who I’m tied for 1st place with. I’m trying to get some other trade offer ideas and I’m in talks with him now…

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

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

                My team:
                (1) C: Posey
                (1) 1B: Abreu
                (1) 2B: Odor
                (1) SS: Correa
                (1) 3B: Seager
                (3) OF: Trout, Stanton, Polanco
                (1) UT: J.D. Martinez
                (5) Bench: n/a

                (1) DL: Salazar

                (4) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, Shoemaker, Paxton
                (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
                Bench: (Thornburg, Taillon, Skaggs, Moore, Snell)

                His team:

                (1) C: S. Perez
                (1) 1B: Encarnacion
                (1) 2B: Espinosa
                (1) SS: Desmond
                (1) 3B: Donaldson
                (3) OF: C. Davis, Bautista, J. Bradley
                (1) UT: J. Bruce
                (5) Bench: n/a

                (1) DL: Hill

                (4) SP: Strasburg, Kluber, Archer, Cole
                (3) RP: Jansen, Harris
                Bench: (C-Mart, Keuchel, S. Gray, J. Gray, Kennedy, Straily)

                1) He already laughed at my Stanton for his Stras and it might have something to do with how he just traded away Harper to get Stras a couple weeks ago. I think he’d give me Davis for Stanton though? But I figured Stanton would be one of my 3 keepers next year and I’d still be stuck with Abreu? I was hoping to offer some package deal and hopefully get back Chris Davis, maybe one of Stras, Kluber, Cole, Archer, or even C-Mart? Seeing how he seems to like Posey more than Sal Perez, and considering Grandal and Gattis are available, is it too low ball to think some combo of Posey, Abreu, Stanton, maybe one of my SPs, and maybe two of my 4 RPS would be enough to get Crush and one of his SPs? Any ideas?

                Also at the same time, I don’t want to overpay but do I have to if I wanna compete ROS and in the playoffs at this point? I need to give him an enticing offers to hopefully at least get some counter-offers!

                2) On a smaller scale is it realistic to think that maybe 2 of my 4 closers + one of my SP would land me one of his better SPs? If so, who would you offer together and for who in return? Or maybe a 1 for 1? One of my RPs for one of his SP?

  207. The Harrow says:
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    AL only, now with harris/colome/allen/n.jones, so went from 3 closers to one really quick (side note: 9 closers changed hands, 10 if you count barrett over clippard in less than a week, THAT has to be an MLB record). anyway, since harris still has the 13th best FIP (by razzball) in MLB RPs. hold harris or attempt to grab diekman, recently dropped? even with jeffress around diekman should get the platoon holds. holds and saves of course here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Harris

  208. The Harrow says:
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    dude, kepler i’m liking a LOT, taking them walks, ohhh buddy. (note: i’m only in OPS/OBP leagues)

  209. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited season moves

    1) Gotta pick up two starters:

    Bundy @CHW, @SF, HOU, WAS, @NYY
    Iwakuma DET, @OAK, MIL, NYY, @TEX
    Gio SF, ATL, @ATL, @BAL, COL
    Taillon CIN, SD, @SF, HOU, @MIL
    Snell MIN, @TOR, SD, BOS, @HOU
    Berrios @TB, HOU, @ATL, DET, @TOR
    E-Rod @LAD, ARI, @BAL, @TB, KC
    Bailey @PIT, @MIL, MIA, LAD, @ARI

    2) Missed out on Giles and Diaz, any of these other relievers worth stashing for saves: Jim Johnson, Ottavino, N. Jones, Jeffress, Dull, Feliz,

    3) Hold Salvador Perez or drop for Grandal?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy, Snell… Johnson… Hold Perez

  210. Scott says:
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    Best Diaz replacement in a OBP league at MI?

    Wong, Solarte, Gyorko, Hernandez or Prado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  211. Brett says:
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    Can you rank these starters bundy Skaggs Wacha snell

  212. Garbage Day says:
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    I know this is late but would you dump Brian McCann for Willson or Gary Shandling Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  213. HappyHarry1958 says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6×6 no keeper. would you drop any of my OF’s, Betts,Cespedes,Mazara,Polanco,JUp or DH Lamb for FA’ Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  214. Steve says:
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    Please rank Brock Stewart, Jake Thompson, Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re streamers

  215. Steve says:
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    Thx

  216. The Harrow says:
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    why they ever let these people learn to read is behind bad. STL announcers pulling that ignorant as shit garbage about votto’s “doing something wrong” in caring about OBP (as if it’s not proven by math better for the team to score runs) over other stuff. and how CIN would’ve been “better off rebuilding around bruce than votto”. they actually just uttered this shit. these of course were the same twits that spoke of arenado (last year) as being “as an unknown 3B”.

    man, i feel those Luddites and other types that were against the printing press. whole world’d be better off if these types were shucking corn or pulling on cows their entire lives. Plato’s cave sure is a large meeting space.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @The Harrow: These are the same people (McLoughlin and Hrabosky, STL announcers) who used to talk about the importance of wins as an indicator of a pitcher’s effectiveness. Nitwits, the lot of ’em.

  217. muskysmell says:
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    I’m so so bummed about the Lance McCullers news…You gotta figure it’s more than just a 15-day DL stint. I had my sights on retaining him in my keeper league.

    Boy I’ve had some truly bad luck with pitching this year: Iglesias, Tyson Ross, McCullers

    But thanks to this dope blog I’m still clearing 46 out of a possible 60 points in my pitching cats thanks to Grey & Friends. Thank goodness!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  218. Phil says:
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    Thank you for another great year so far. If you look at my skills before and after Razzball it’s insane how much I’ve jumped up.
    I just got offered Goldy for Polanco, Lamb and Belt in a league that I would have a hard time winning this year. I think I should just hit yes and start begging for Polanco back. I have Seagar at 3b. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. I’d take Goldy

  219. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Judge or Puig?

    Redraft minors spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  220. Db says:
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    Maurer/Paxton or barret/McCarthy

    Barret gave up some runs today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barrett

  221. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Mazara, Altherr or Duvall as a bench bat/keeper?

    Paxton or Musgrove ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall….Pax

  222. Yelyabd says:
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    Anyone dropping Bauer yet? Since that marathon July 1 game he hasn’t won and his era is over 8 since then, thoughts?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Yelyabd: he’s still had 3 out of 7 starts since then be pretty good, some awful ones of course too like today. like always, it depends on who you’d be dropping him for, and what else besides those 2 guys are out there.

  223. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    12 team league (keep 3), just realized i only have 9 moves left on year (knew about the 7 per week, either never knew or forgot about the 100 total per year). good news is i’m 1 down from best team in the league, so can take some losses and still make playoffs. OPS, hits, K’s,holds, QS, OBPA, K/BB added
    C leon
    1B ortiz
    2B altuve
    3B seager
    SS segura
    IF villar
    IF c.santana
    OF (4), trout, harper, cutch, hanram
    util (3) reddick, t.anderson, bregman
    DL diaz/cron
    SP archer/keuchel/smyly/b.norris/paxton/shoemaker/bundy
    RP f-rod/diaz/betances/estevez/diekman/allen
    DL teheran
    NA de leon
    so i’m clearly ok off with SP more than hitting, i have one roster hole, used for 1 BN bat. add which of these hitters for that spot? moreland/bj upton/forsythe/c.hernandez/solarte/grandal/vargas/joseph.
    solarte party has a pretty sick OPS.

    2. only possible SP worth adding over somebody might be musgrove, drop anybody for him?

  224. Johnc says:
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    No KRod? Did I miss some news?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Johnc: yahoo’s claiming he played. one out of espn/yahoo has this wrong.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Johnc: espn’s fixed it.

  225. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    something weird is going on either in yahoo or espn. yahoo shows F-rod having played, espn only shows soylent greene to have finished game. which is it actually?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: there is a video of KRod getting the save on mlb.com

  226. Nightpandas says:
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    Gurriel
    Belt
    Odubel
    Altherr

    Who is the best keeper ?

  227. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ROS catcher question.. I have Gattis right now . What do you think of grandal or sandy Kron ? Any over Gattis ?

    Thanks !

  228. ferris says:
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    Please rank Naquin, Altherr or Benintendi ROS

  229. ballin says:
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    Trade Corey Seager for Bryce Harper? Six player keeper standard roto league. Other keepers Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Strausburg and Syndegaard. Other potential keepers are Odor, Trea Turner and Mazara

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